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Old 09-29-2017, 02:00 PM   #51
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Re: Talking my shot at becoming a live pro.

Making the same transition myself, good luck man.

Regarding the post about what it's like I've been playing recreationally for over 10 years, you're definitely going to feel the degeneracy in Commerce, some days your table is just full of miserable people and it gets you down. I've experienced it too, just gotta remind myself why I'm there and make some money. Not always like that either, you also get those fun friendly tables on the flip side.

If you're playing the 2/3-2/5 at commerce, I'll see you at the tables
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:14 PM   #52
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Re: Talking my shot at becoming a live pro.

Its totally diff recreational tho.

I LOVED poker before i went pro. I craved it all week. Id play 25 hours a weekend.

Something about full time. About having to play sessions that expand beyond friday/saturday nights (when poker is "fun"). About having to stay bc a whale just walked in. About needing to book a winning session bc you just had $5k in medical expenses.

Its just totally different and like ive told many people going pro ruined poker for me, and i really used to enjoy it. I made decent money the whole time, so my position has nothing to due with bad variance (though that also sucks)

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:30 AM   #53
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Its totally diff recreational tho.

I LOVED poker before i went pro. I craved it all week. Id play 25 hours a weekend.

Something about full time. About having to play sessions that expand beyond friday/saturday nights (when poker is "fun"). About having to stay bc a whale just walked in. About needing to book a winning session bc you just had $5k in medical expenses.

Its just totally different and like ive told many people going pro ruined poker for me, and i really used to enjoy it. I made decent money the whole time, so my position has nothing to due with bad variance (though that also sucks)



People really are gonna think you're my gimmick acct
It's not even that though. You could equate that to overtime pay or being on call at a real job.

It's the fact that you're in very close proximity to the scum/gutter of the earth. It's the degenerates, liars, scammers, drunks, drug addicts, straight up criminals/ ex cons, even occasionally violent people etc etc. It's the fact of working swing/graveyard, weekends, holidays etc etc all for a chance to make 40-50k a year as a self employed person... and that's if you run ok. It's the fact that on a good day, you can at least hang your hat on the knowledge you made money... but on a bad day not only did you lose $$$, you know your "job" does nothing to serve society / make other peoples lives better.

If you gave the job description above to a normal person without telling them what the job and the pay was.... they probably wouldn't touch it for less than $150,000/yr... and there's literally nobody that's making that much (besides maybe in LA) grinding med-high stakes live poker.

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Old 10-03-2017, 01:51 AM   #54
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Day 38: 10 hours played down 203 playing 1/2.

Played an interesting hand where I had K2 on. KT2 two tone flop. I lead in alimped pot out of the BB and got a call and a small raise. We both flat the raise. Turn is an offsuit K it checks through. River was an offsuit 9. I chose to lead river which I think was a mistake in hindsight. His hands that will call a bet will bet themselves here and he be more likely to bet a missed draw than raise with one.

So I led for about 50 into 80 and he raised to 150 and I called. I had about 35 behind but he was a thinking player from what I had seen so I just didn't think he's raising trips there. I think he bets a lot of his trips and bluff like QJ on the turn after raising flop. I felt his range wasn't pretty weighted toward KT particularly because of the turn check

I was right and sure enough he has KT.

Just couldn't get much luck today, probably made too many mistakes. I really need to up the study time and get a better idea what I'm doing. Too often lately I don't feel like I have a well thought out plan
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:10 AM   #55
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Making the same transition myself, good luck man.

Regarding the post about what it's like I've been playing recreationally for over 10 years, you're definitely going to feel the degeneracy in Commerce, some days your table is just full of miserable people and it gets you down. I've experienced it too, just gotta remind myself why I'm there and make some money. Not always like that either, you also get those fun friendly tables on the flip side.

If you're playing the 2/3-2/5 at commerce, I'll see you at the tables
I'll see you at the 3/5. Good luck
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:14 AM   #56
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Re: Talking my shot at becoming a live pro.

Great thread, thanks for posting. I'm also liking the discussion on playing full time. I would like to, but I also wait tables for a living and just ****ed my knee... This is definitely encouraging me to stay in grad school for counseling.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:05 PM   #57
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Holy **** what a jumbled mess that post I made last night was. Auto correct is my enemy.

Anyway, not going to rewrite it but if you want to see the K2 hand history written in actual English it's here:https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...38/?highlight=
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:16 PM   #58
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Great thread, thanks for posting. I'm also liking the discussion on playing full time. I would like to, but I also wait tables for a living and just ****ed my knee... This is definitely encouraging me to stay in grad school for counseling.
Thanks man. Yea I ran cross country in high school and just also have bad knees so I definitely feel your pain (although probably not as much as you).

I do feel less stiff when I play now as compared to when I started. I also take pretty frequent walk breaks. I probably sit out an orbit almost every hour. Definitely every other hour.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:19 PM   #59
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Day 41: Up 280 playing 2 hours 1/2 and 2 hours 2/5.

Didn't get to play much poker for this week because tomorrow I leave for LA and I wanted to get some stuff done around the house and spend time with the wife.

Its a good time to leave because the Midwest has not been treating me well lately. The only silver lining is I do feel I have so much room to improve still and if I can focus on that maybe I can stay optimistic and make this work.

As for today, good dollar result despite coolers galore. overall though these last few weeks have been really frustrating. Do they just always have it? Am I just running bad? Is my edge not as big as I thought? I'm going to have to start doubling down on the studying and log my studying hours because I'm honestly losing confidence and doubting myself too often.

It seems whenever I make the "right play" the guy ends up having it and I should have trusted my gut and made an exploitative fold.

I'll start with the one hand today that went well.

2/5
$650 effective. Table is mostly bad lags and loose passives on the table with one good lag on my immediate left. Bad lag is in the straddle. Not much 3 betting but a lot of limping and squeezing. I decide to go for an exploitative line with AK and limp with the plan to flat certain players LRR other players and squeeze if a bunch of people call.

Straddle. Call UTG, Hero calls UTG+1 UTG+2 calls. LJ raises to 65, folds to hero who flats.
Heads up to the flop:

Pot: KJ7 two spades. Hero has red AK.

Pot:160

Hero checks, villain bets 150 hero calls.

Pot: 460

Turn: complete brick like an offsuit 3.

Villain jams. Well **** me if he has JJ, KK, or AA but I felt this guy had enough spew in him which is why I took this underrepresented line in the first place. I call.

Villain shows QK no spade draw. River bricks and hero gets a hold.

Well that was the one bright spot of the night. The rest was full of ****.

Hand 2: trusting my gut.
$200 effective. First hand of the day. I sat down and got AA in the CO and opened to 14 over 3 limps. UTG calls and one other limper calls.

Flop: Qh7c5c.
Pot:42

UTG checks dark. Check. Hero bets 30. UTG shoves. He does the fake acting weak though saying something to the effect of "I might as well just go all in". I tank, decide to exploitatively trust the live read and fold. He shows QQ. If he had just raised pre and/or didn't give the speech I absolutely would've paid him off.

This would be the first of 3 times I would lose wth aces today. 0/5 today in hands today with pairs TT+.

Hand 3: Standard cooler?

Straddle. LJ Open to 10, hero flats KTdd OTB, straddle calls. I get the feeling the LJ is a tight rec player but haven't seen him play much. Probably should've just folded pre but whatever. I figured LJ would play pretty face up and the straddle wasn't good either.

Flop: KJT two spades.

Checks to me. I bet 20. PFR check raises to 50. My gut told me to muck but I felt that was insane since he only had 40 behind. But his hands were shaking like crazy, he's not check raising with worse. He didn't look like the kind of guy who is going to check raise a draw or pair+draw I don't think he would check aces or AK. I feel like this is JJ or AQ basically all the time. If he started with $200 I honestly would've folded but at this stack depth I shoved. Of course he showed up with AQ.

Maybe it's just a cooler, maybe I should've folded pre, maybe this has just been how things have been going lately and I shouldn't alter my play, but it seems like I do a lot better when I trust my gut than when I make the GTO play.

Hand 4: 2/5 Hero is the effective stack with $350 (didn't bring enough cash with me by mistake). Limp, hero opens AA to 25 and gets two callers plus the limper calls. Standard open at this table as $15 and table had been playing pretty tight.

Pot: 100

Flop:TT9r.

Two checks. Hero??? Hero bets $70. Probably should've sized down idk. Maybe $50-60 would've been better. Guy on my immediate left calls. The rest fold.

Turn:J.

Pot:240

Hero??? Hero checks, villain jams for like $250. hero???? Want to post this hand on the forums so I'll post results later. The only spoiler is I did not win the hand lol.
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:26 PM   #60
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Hand 2 - NH
Hand 3 - maybe a fold...I think its fine pre. Tough hand, I probably would have stationed cuz you can't win if you fold
Hand 4 - Another tough hand, I can't figure out the ranges...maybe I'm just tired. Would probably go with my live reads/lean towards folding
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:43 PM   #61
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Plan for the week: At least 7 hours of studying and 60 hours of play. Only a 15 minute commute to the casino so no excuses to not work my ass off.

At least 20 minutes of running per day.

Probably going to alternate a bit between Commerce and The Bike at first. Maybe mix in a day at Hawaiian Gardens.
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:49 PM   #62
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Hand 2 - NH
Hand 3 - maybe a fold...I think its fine pre. Tough hand, I probably would have stationed cuz you can't win if you fold
Hand 4 - Another tough hand, I can't figure out the ranges...maybe I'm just tired. Would probably go with my live reads/lean towards folding
Hand 4: Trying to range people and break down what to do in 5 way pots is a massive headache.

He was the one player at the table I respected, he probably put me on roughly what I had and he wouldn't think he could fold that out. Given how little I had behind that would be an ambitious play with QJ. He said he had KT for whatever it's worth.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:36 AM   #63
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Just got off the plane and my room doesn't open up until 4pm so I stopped by the commerce. The place is an absolute zoo full of action and controversy. People 3 barreling for 1/3 pot with TT in KQ437 boards, limp calling $60 in a 3/5 game with A9o UtG, numerous verbal spats, someone throwing their cards off the table in disgust, and this is all in the first hour.

I think I'm in love.

P.S. I've yet to get change for folding my small blind without asking. Dealer quality might be questionable lol. Also they would've let me sit down for more than the max. No one is paying attention.

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Old 10-09-2017, 06:43 PM   #64
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Well very frustrating start to the trip. Still really like the casino, the game was very soft Sunday and reasonably soft today but running awful in addition to some small mistakes. Down $700 already.

One hand I played today I think I tilt called the river. $300 effective. 3/5.

3 limps I open KhKd to 30. BB flats with a range that I think is 9Ts+ pairs+ KJo+ He's 50's Asian pretty loose, more passive than agro. 2 hours of history. Earlier he flatted my $40 open from the BB over 4 limps. Board was K85 and it checked through 3 ways. He bet turn and both me and someone else folded and he said he had something like KQ. I had TT, idk if I should've bet flop or called turn but it's pretty marginal.

Anyway on to the flop:

Flop: 9TJr. Pot: 70.

Ugh. I consider checking it back but decide to bet 45. He calls. He only called 35 instead of 45 and looked disgusted having to put another ten dollars in. Super face up acting job. I think he's pretty strong.

Turn 6 putting bd heart out there. Check check.

River 5h. Pot: 160

He leads for 45. In getting such a good price I decided to call but I think I should've made the fold given my flop read.

Any merit to bluff raising blocking the 2nd nut flush and KQ?

Anyway he had KQ for the flipped nuts.

The 1/1 $100 buy in game is the next smallest stake game and that seems like a waste of time. Might do some 2/3 at the bike for a while if I can't turn things around here. Get some studying done, book some winnings and get my confidence back, and then switch back to the 3/5 game here.

L.A. itself is beautiful and was able to enjoy a nice hike yesterday. Might start posting some pictures.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:03 PM   #65
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Down 200 on the day so far. Card dead all day but got one bluff through to save the afternoon session. It was kind of spewy but I think vs this particular player it was ok. It was my only bluff of the day and by that point I had a super tight image. The guy on my left kept commenting every time I called a flop bet that I must have something good. I won like two pots all day but whatever if he wants to think my flop calls are nutted go ahead.

Hand 1:
Bunch of limps, I open KdJd on the button to 25 and get 4 callers.

Pot:125.

Ac6c2d Checks through.

Turn:Kc.

Checks to CO who is a guy who bets basically any draw and marginal made hands. He bets 35 I call. Probably folding vs most people but getting this price against him why not.

Pot: 195
River: 8c.


He checks. I think this is a lone ace pretty much everytime from him. If it's a flush it's a really **** one. I bet 105 and he tank folds. I think I should've bet at least 150 but whatever it worked.

Will be back later tonight. Have to check in/unpack and call wife.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:59 PM   #66
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On second thought maybe I'll just do the bike during the day. Second night here and the game is insane again. One of many examples: Triple barrel Q8 on a QJ4-4-T board and then calls a check shove from a nitty player. Even if I'm running bad right now if the games keep being this good I'll take the bankroll hit.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:04 AM   #67
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Days 1/2 of LA trip. Flew in on day 1, frustrating day 2 so I cut the hours a little short and I'm going to study.

Results: 12 hours played down 765.

Big hands today playing 3/5

1. Lose KK v KQ when he flopped straight, see above.
2. The bluff with KJ see above.
3. Shove TT and lose:

open to 25 from LJ by loose donk (he just flatted with T8s for $20 and a 3 bet to 150) call by loose player (shows up with KJo here) I shove TT for $150. They both call and I lose to KK and KJ that flopped a jack.

4. 3 bet GII for $200 with QQ and lose to AK.

5. Only hand I got lucky I opened 77 to 15 from EP and got 3 callers. Flop was 79K two tone. I continue for 45 and get one caller. I put him all in on an offsuit 6 turn for 100 and he folds. Not a huge pot but felt so good to win a hand.

6. Flat TT in BB 3 ways vs 25 dollar open. Flat flop bet on 873 two tone. I plan on calling him down on most run outs. Fold on a queen turn when huge donk gave a speech about his bet. I fold and he turned over his Q.

7. Open AsQc to 15, min 3 bet to 30, call, I call. Flop AK5 two clubs one spade. Checks through. Turn 3s. Checks through. River Ts. I bet 35 trying to get a hero call and both fold. One guy showed a 5. The PFR said he had JJ.

This ****ing sucks but if I'm gonna play live poker I better get used to downswings. At least the commerce games have been good so far. I'm not getting outplayed and while I can't know my winrate, but I'm definitely a winning player in the games I've seen so far.

Might do some 2/3 at the bike tomorrow.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:40 PM   #68
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Doing my best to not tilt. I can't win a hand at this casino.

First two hands to start the session:

Limp limp hero opens TT to 25 3 calls. Flop AJ2 two tone. Checks. Turn J completes flush I fold.

Limp limp hero opens JJ to 30. Bb and one limper call.

Pot: 90

Flop 884 two hearts

Hero jams for 90, call.

Turn A river x. Hero loses to A2hh.

down 1k now on the trip.

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Old 10-11-2017, 12:45 AM   #69
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Going to write down every hand I play so I can review because at this point I'm going to have to consider moving down.

I can't win at this casino lol.

Open to 20 from UTG, call by loose donk, I flat TT on the butiton cause blinds are squeezing light constantly. Sb calls and Bb jams for 200. Folds to loose donk who calls and is all in and I call.

BB had 77 and won.

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Old 10-11-2017, 03:00 AM   #70
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Finished down about $500 after 5 hours today. I guess I'm done with 3/5 until at least Friday and Saturday night. Probably going to not play tomorrow and try to figure **** out.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:58 PM   #71
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Poker is so painful sometimes.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:22 PM   #72
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Yea. And the thing is, I wouldn't worry too much about having a downswing if I had an established winrate and this was happening later in this trip or my career, but having it happen right at the start is absolutely brutal. I don't care that much about the money in the short term if I knew I could beat the game long term.

My wife's family doesn't really understand poker or math and they already thinks I'm just going to degen away all of our money playing poker. I also know that while I would never gamble away our savings, I do worry that this is a waste of time and money and a foolish endeavor. Time will tell, I guess I just have to get back out there and keep trying for now.
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10/10/2017

5.5 hours played down about $525, need to count.

Here is just about every hand I played for the session. I left out a few inconsequential limped pots, mostly hands I completed from the SB.

Hand 18 was pretty soul crushing. I think I've won one pot with a pocket pair TT+ on this trip. My second hand on this trip I got JJ and took it down on the flop with a cbet and since then I think I've lost every hand with a big pair that has gone to the flop.

Hand 1: open TTcs to 25 in HJ after two limps. 4 way flop.
Check fold turn on AJ2-J three diamond board.

Hand 2: overlimp 33 in LJ. Fold to 70 dollar jam from BB

Hand 3: open JJ on button to 30 after two limps. BB and one other call.
Flop 884 two hearts. I jam for about pot and lose to A2hh.

Hand 4: I open KTcc in CO to 25 over a limp. Heads up flop. Flop: JT2r one club. Guy is loose passive so I cbet half pot he calls. Turn A. Check check. River brick. Check check I win.

Hand 5: I open 87hh in the CO to 25 over a limp. 3 calls. Flop: 774 two spades one club. I continue for 75 and all fold.

Hand 6; I open AsJc in the LJ to 20 over a limp. Goes 6 ways to flop. Flop KT6 two hearts. Guy donks from UTG I fold and bb check jams. Utg calls with K8. Bb had AK. K8 hits a straight and wins.

Hand 7/8. Complete AJ in the sb and whiff.

Hand 9. Open Q8ss on the button to 15. Both call. Flop K75 two spades. Sb leads for 27, call, I call. Could've folded since he is almost only leading top pair plus but whatever. Fold when he jams a brick turn and shows a K.

Hand 10: limp limp open to 15 two calls. I call in BB with A9dd. Flop J88 no diamonds. Fold to UtG donk bet. He shows a jack.

Hand 11: overlimp and fold A4ss. Prob should've folded first time around.

Hand 12: open KJo in CO. Fold to late 3 bet from BB.

Hand 13. 4-5 limps. I open to 40 in the BB with QQ 300 dollar stack. All fold. This hand happened actually after hand 3 but not gonna reorder this.

Open to 20 by EP, one call. I 3 bet JJ to 70 on the button. BB jams for 300. EP calls. I fold because BB is a huge nit. BB had AA.

15/16: completed Q9s and KTs in sb and whiffed flops.
Some hands I folded pre that were marginal: limp, open to 20, call im on the button with 75s and average stack is about 200. I fold.
Limp, limp, I have QJo in the LJ. Average stack is about 175.

Hand 17: open 66 to 15 in LJ. HJ raises to 55 and I fold. He only had 175 to start hand.

Hand 18. FML lol
utg open to 20. Loose donk call. I flat TT on he button cause the two people on my left are squeezing constantly. BB in particular is shoving light. Sb calls. Bb jams for 200. Pfr folds. CO loose donk calls and is all in. I call.

BB has 77 loose donk has 54o.

Board:7KAQ4

Hero loses

Hand 19. Open 86s and take in CO and get 3 calls. Board KJ583. It checks the whole way and I win.


Hand 20: limp, I open 76ss to 25 on the button. Bb and limper call. Flop KJ7 all clubs. Checks around. Fold on brick turn. Guy had flopped flush.

Hand 21: 4 limps. I complete sb with 88. Whiff flop and turn and fold.

Hand 22: I get AQ on the button. It folds to me wtf... I open to 15 bb calls. Flop A54 two tone. I bet half pot he folds.

Hand 23: finally get a hold lol. open to 15, call I have AJdd in HJ I call. CO calls, BB calls.
Flop AK2 two hearts no diamonds. Checks to me I continue for 45 into 60. CO calls and is all in for like 35. He has K7.
Turn is a 7 lol. River is an A.

Hand 24. Open UTG to 25. I flat JJ in sb. Bb calls. In position or vs a later position opener I would 3 bet but I'm down so much these last few days I don't really want to play a huge pot OOP vs UTG's 5x range. Probably my first big mistake of the day to go along with a couple minor errors.

Flop:895 r. Check check bet 35. I call. Turn 7. Check check. River 6 check check. I chop vs QJ.

So not 3 betting probably cost me about $20. Oh well. Got off cheap.
Really frustrating I haven't won a pot post flop with a big pair these last few days and for the most part I've been playing TT+ as a 3 bet.

Hand 25. Well executed snap muck

Bunch of limps. I check Q8.

Flop JTTr.
Checks.

Turn 9h brings bd heart draw and gives me straight.
I bet 20 into 17. Two calls.
Pot: 87.

River 2h.
I bet 35, call. Raise to 140 by a guy who tanked forever and made a speech. This is never a bluff lol. I snap fold other guy calls.
Guy on my left had a ten and the raiser had a flush.

Hand 26.
Open fold 33 UTG. New table seems somewhat agro pre and I'm only at 40BB to start hand.

Hand 27. Forget standard, this is live poker.

Decide to rely a bit on a live read after a questionable play pre and on flop and take a weird line. 3 limps I just check 88 in the BB.

Flop AdAx7x r.
I don't think they are limping too many aces so I lead for 15 and try to take it down. One limper calls.

Turn Kd. Check check.

River3d.

Now here is where it gets weird. I'm deciding between check fold and check call and he starts reaching for chips to count out a bet. To me this is the "I have a 7 and don't want you to bet" reverse tell.

With this read I decide to bet 20 to try to get looked up by a 7 or a small pocket pair. He tank folds. The weird thing is he showed is neighbor his cards in a "can you believe this way". Maybe I folded out A2???

Hand 28 Open 99 to 15 and get like 5 callers.

Flop:AQ4 all hearts. Checks.

Turn 2h. Checks.

River 8d.

Guy in late position bets 20 I call and another guy calls.
The bettor was bluffing and the other guy who called had the Th so I lose. Kinda a ****ty spot but with 110 in the pot it seemed fine.

Hand 29. Overlimp 55 in HJ and whiff.

Hand 30: Open to 15, call, call, I 3 bet AK to 60, two call.

I forget the flop because I didn't write it down cause I basically just walked the **** out. I whiffed the flop and someone donk jammed and the other guy called.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:35 PM   #74
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Re: Talking my shot at becoming a live pro.

10/11/2017

7 hours played up $355...playing online.

So I decided to take the day off to relax and study and while I was doing so I fired up some MTT's. I ended up playing more than I thought I would since I ended up running pretty deep in bunch. My 10 NL cash sessions also went fine. Hey, I'll take the run good where I can get it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:40 PM   #75
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Re: Talking my shot at becoming a live pro.

Too bad you are encountering the downswing so early in your shot at livepro, but as I'm sure you've heard they happen to everyone. As long as you have the bankroll for the stakes and can stay off tilt, and play as well as you can, the downswing will pass. Although they can last a lot longer than the uninitiated would expect.

I do wonder whether that 200 max buy-in, 3-5 blind format is your best choice.
You might look at other LA places where you can buy in deeper and see whether they are maybe a better fit for your game.
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