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Old 11-30-2017, 04:36 PM   #426
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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The life pio gametree vpips swinger combos at a high frequency imo

Sick month
Had to make the explo fold, thanks sir.

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sick month congrats! did the 5knl shot go well?
I only got 200 hands in and usually had the worst seat at the table but was able to make a little, I also did not have all my action. Most of the profit was from 500/2k

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Old 11-30-2017, 07:24 PM   #427
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:15 PM   #428
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

super freaking awesome.

wp dude
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:02 PM   #429
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

read the start and end of your thread, wp so far man and sick month!
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:30 AM   #430
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

myyyy man. ridiculously good month, especially off the back of the prop bet. wpwp!
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:30 PM   #431
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bbisconfirmedsick, wp m8
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:35 PM   #432
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You shoulda stopped at the $30k mark to book the win for the month you fish. I guess wp.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:54 PM   #433
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Half decent month I guess...
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Congrats on the strong month. Gl finishing out the year!
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:46 PM   #435
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super freaking awesome.

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read the start and end of your thread, wp so far man and sick month!
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myyyy man. ridiculously good month, especially off the back of the prop bet. wpwp!
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Half decent month I guess...
Thanks for all the love everybody, always appreciated

Wouldn't mind an encore month for December...

I also did not share any hands in my last post...so to make up for it


1.) Absolute dream runout against good reg. He should probably fold since I'm not sure I'm sick enough to bluff river.

partypoker - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 131.78 BB (VPIP: 25.90, PFR: 19.73, 3Bet Preflop: 6.57, Hands: 4,155)
SB: 266.77 BB (VPIP: 37.72, PFR: 27.96, 3Bet Preflop: 15.89, Hands: 1,255)
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 30.84, PFR: 23.09, 3Bet Preflop: 9.30, Hands: 11,795)
UTG: 162.55 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 3.03, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 33)
Hero (MP): 127.98 BB
CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 23.44, PFR: 17.55, 3Bet Preflop: 8.45, Hands: 3,656)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A 6

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, fold, BB calls 1.5 BB

Flop: (5.5 BB, 2 players) A 6 6
BB checks, Hero bets 1.76 BB, BB raises to 5.27 BB, Hero calls 3.52 BB

Turn: (16.05 BB, 2 players) 8
BB bets 11.87 BB, Hero calls 11.87 BB

River: (39.79 BB, 2 players) 4
BB bets 53.25 BB, Hero raises to 106.5 BB, BB calls 27.11 BB and is all-in

Hero shows A 6 (Full House, Sixes full of Aces)
(Pre 59%, Flop 99%, Turn 100%)
BB mucks 7 5 (Straight, Eight High)
(Pre 41%, Flop 1%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins 26.14 BB
Hero wins 200.28 BB


2.) Hand was the epitome of my month. Misclick 5 bet, sigh call... better lucky than good

partypoker - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 100.5 BB (VPIP: 23.23, PFR: 15.73, 3Bet Preflop: 6.83, Hands: 1,618)
Hero (BB): 115.06 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A 8

SB raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, SB raises to 30 BB, Hero raises to 50 BB, SB raises to 100.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 50.5 BB

Flop: (201 BB, 2 players) 8 4 A

Turn: (201 BB, 2 players) 8

River: (201 BB, 2 players) T

Hero shows A 8 (Full House, Eights full of Aces)
(Pre 31%, Flop 81%, Turn 99%)
SB mucks A K (Two Pair, Aces and Eights)
(Pre 69%, Flop 19%, Turn 1%)
Hero wins 200.95 BB


3.) Heinous cooler for rec

888 Poker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 225.55 BB
BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 29.59, PFR: 22.64, 3Bet Preflop: 9.88, Hands: 1,286)
SB: 169.77 BB (VPIP: 79.32, PFR: 9.63, 3Bet Preflop: 2.08, Hands: 364)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J T

fold, SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero raises to 5 BB, SB calls 4 BB

Flop: (10 BB, 2 players) K Q 2
SB checks, Hero bets 7.5 BB, SB calls 7.5 BB

Turn: (25 BB, 2 players) A
SB checks, Hero bets 35 BB, SB raises to 157.27 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 122.27 BB

River: (339.54 BB, 2 players) 5

Hero shows J T (Straight, Ace High)
(Pre 36%, Flop 29%, Turn 91%)
SB shows A K (Two Pair, Aces and Kings)
(Pre 64%, Flop 71%, Turn 9%)
Hero wins 339.24 BB


4.) Funny one against tilted reg

PokerStars - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 50.29, PFR: 33.80, 3Bet Preflop: 14.69, Hands: 925)
Hero (BB): 839.61 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8 Q

SB raises to 2.8 BB, Hero calls 1.8 BB

Flop: (5.6 BB, 2 players) K Q 4
Hero checks, SB checks

Turn: (5.6 BB, 2 players) T
Hero bets 1.78 BB, SB raises to 40 BB, Hero calls 38.22 BB

River: (85.6 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, SB checks

Hero shows 8 Q (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 41%, Flop 85%, Turn 84%)
SB mucks 5 A (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 59%, Flop 15%, Turn 16%)
Hero wins 85.4 BB


5.) 5k Bluffcatch against spot

PokerStars - $50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 107.96 BB (VPIP: 30.92, PFR: 24.02, 3Bet Preflop: 10.82, Hands: 13,207)
BB: 156.39 BB (VPIP: 24.10, PFR: 16.13, 3Bet Preflop: 8.39, Hands: 12,197)
UTG: 130.79 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 36.92, 3Bet Preflop: 18.18, Hands: 148)
Hero (MP): 100 BB
CO: 106.47 BB (VPIP: 25.49, PFR: 18.21, 3Bet Preflop: 8.55, Hands: 3,144)
BTN: 40.59 BB (VPIP: 53.59, PFR: 30.20, 3Bet Preflop: 17.10, Hands: 833)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5 5

fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, CO raises to 9 BB, BTN calls 9 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 6 BB

Flop: (28.5 BB, 3 players) 6 J J
Hero checks, CO checks, BTN checks

Turn: (28.5 BB, 3 players) 2
Hero bets 10 BB, fold, BTN calls 10 BB

River: (48.5 BB, 2 players) 7
Hero checks, BTN bets 21.59 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 21.59 BB

BTN shows K Q (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 47%, Flop 40%, Turn 20%)
Hero shows 5 5 (Two Pair, Jacks and Fives)
(Pre 53%, Flop 60%, Turn 80%)
Hero wins 91.6 BB


6.) No dice

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: 151.58 BB (VPIP: 27.56, PFR: 16.23, 3Bet Preflop: 5.52, Hands: 1,894)
BTN: 506.12 BB (VPIP: 45.08, PFR: 19.92, 3Bet Preflop: 7.95, Hands: 1,315)
SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 28.05, PFR: 20.39, 3Bet Preflop: 8.65, Hands: 34,140)
BB: 330.11 BB (VPIP: 22.37, PFR: 16.23, 3Bet Preflop: 6.04, Hands: 17,441)
UTG: 170.46 BB (VPIP: 33.19, PFR: 22.72, 3Bet Preflop: 7.05, Hands: 12,874)
Hero (MP): 132.75 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q J

fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, CO calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold

Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) J T 9
Hero checks, CO bets 3.54 BB, Hero calls 3.54 BB

Turn: (14.58 BB, 2 players) 4
Hero checks, CO bets 9 BB, Hero calls 9 BB

River: (32.58 BB, 2 players) 2
Hero checks, CO bets 23.87 BB, Hero raises to 117.21 BB and is all-in, CO calls 93.33 BB

CO shows K Q (Straight, King High)
(Pre 75%, Flop 91%, Turn 97%)
Hero mucks Q J (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 25%, Flop 9%, Turn 3%)
CO wins 266.4 BB
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:17 PM   #436
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Swings

Have mostly been playing a bit higher to start the month, I'm definitely not used to the swings but I think that's normal the more people play a new stake, although it's weird playing 50x difference in stakes on occasion.

I may just take the variance free route and grind 100-500 this month and work on volume til my CFP is done.

A few hands:

1.) A little HU 2k action

PokerStars - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 100.5 BB
SB: 566.48 BB (VPIP: 53.62, PFR: 42.32, 3Bet Preflop: 24.64, Hands: 389)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A T

SB raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 11 BB, SB calls 8 BB

Flop: (22 BB, 2 players) 6 8 8
Hero bets 7.23 BB, SB calls 7.23 BB

Turn: (36.46 BB, 2 players) 2
Hero checks, SB checks

River: (36.46 BB, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, SB bets 25 BB, Hero calls 25 BB

SB shows T 9 (One Pair, Eights)
(Pre 27%, Flop 18%, Turn 11%)
Hero shows A T (One Pair, Eights)
(Pre 73%, Flop 82%, Turn 89%)
Hero wins 86.37 BB


2.) Got em

PokerStars - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 100 BB
SB: 551.6 BB (VPIP: 52.55, PFR: 40.84, 3Bet Preflop: 23.53, Hands: 371)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q T

SB raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 11 BB, SB calls 8 BB

Flop: (22 BB, 2 players) 9 7 6
Hero checks, SB bets 12 BB, Hero raises to 31 BB, SB calls 19 BB

Turn: (84 BB, 2 players) 4
Hero checks, SB bets 509.6 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 58 BB and is all-in

River: (200 BB, 2 players) K

Hero shows Q T (Flush, Queen High)
(Pre 63%, Flop 81%, Turn 100%)
SB shows 5 3 (Straight, Seven High)
(Pre 37%, Flop 19%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins 199.91 BB


3.) He got me back

PokerStars - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 196.74 BB
SB: 454.51 BB (VPIP: 53.24, PFR: 41.76, 3Bet Preflop: 24.09, Hands: 381)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A A

SB raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 11.25 BB, SB calls 8.25 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 3 8 2
Hero bets 7.4 BB, SB calls 7.4 BB

Turn: (37.29 BB, 2 players) 4
Hero checks, SB bets 26 BB, Hero calls 26 BB

River: (89.29 BB, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, SB bets 64 BB, Hero calls 64 BB

SB shows 6 3 (Straight, Six High)
(Pre 19%, Flop 13%, Turn 16%)
Hero mucks A A (Straight, Five High)
(Pre 81%, Flop 87%, Turn 84%)
SB wins 217.2 BB
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #437
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

If you had to select 10 flops for pio study, which 10 would you choose? (I know this isnt the best way to think about it, but curious how you categorize flop textures)

Assume singly raised pots UTG vs CO cc (or what positions/actions would you use in a silo?)

If you had to limit turn sizing to two options, which 2 would you choose?
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:29 PM   #438
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If you had to select 10 flops for pio study, which 10 would you choose? (I know this isnt the best way to think about it, but curious how you categorize flop textures)

Assume singly raised pots UTG vs CO cc (or what positions/actions would you use in a silo?)

If you had to limit turn sizing to two options, which 2 would you choose?
Hmmm that's a good question but I don't think I can give you 10. I would probably recommend people start with dry rainbow boards (A83) and low paired boards (442) as the standard sizing is 1/3rd whereas a more "complicated" flop would be a two-tone board like J107hhc where you'll see PIO suggest 1/3 but also a ton of flop overbets.


There are definitely a lot of boards like that where I haven't put much work in and sizing can get complicated.

As for your second question, if UTG cbet flop I would choose turn sizing 75% or 120-125%
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:26 PM   #439
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Interesting, ty. I think a challenge I'm having with my study is applying the same theory to diff textures, even very similar textures, which is why i started thinking categorically. I also think a challenge I'm having is memorizing mechanics instead of understanding theory, for example, I'll see an overbet line on JT7hhc and it makes sense to me, but then I'm lost on QJ8ssd the next day.

Limiting/grouping textures could be the wrong approach, but I have such little time to study these days its likely what I'm going to continue to do.
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I spend a lot of time going over that with my students.

My advice is simplify boards in a way that makes sense.

Identify which textures occur with what frequency.

Study the higher frequency occurring spots first.
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That's exactly what i was trying to say except you said it much better.

I hope you charge alot for coaching.
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I'm afraid I'm quite cheap lol
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Hmmm that's a good question but I don't think I can give you 10. I would probably recommend people start with dry rainbow boards (A83) and low paired boards (442) as the standard sizing is 1/3rd whereas a more "complicated" flop would be a two-tone board like J107hhc where you'll see PIO suggest 1/3 but also a ton of flop overbets.


There are definitely a lot of boards like that where I haven't put much work in and sizing can get complicated.
someone created 103 subsets of flops for studying different textures (he poasts link at the end): https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...-game-1408420/
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Interesting, ty. I think a challenge I'm having with my study is applying the same theory to diff textures, even very similar textures, which is why i started thinking categorically. I also think a challenge I'm having is memorizing mechanics instead of understanding theory, for example, I'll see an overbet line on JT7hhc and it makes sense to me, but then I'm lost on QJ8ssd the next day.

Limiting/grouping textures could be the wrong approach, but I have such little time to study these days its likely what I'm going to continue to do.
I don't think there's a wrong approach as for every person there's a studying method that works best for themselves. I think grouping textures is fine.

For me, I haven't done a lot of work on all these textures, (outside of bb defence, where I put in a tonnnnn of work) I just have a good understanding of range vs range dynamics and when to employ overbets vs. 3/4ths etc even on boards I haven't done Sims on.

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I spend a lot of time going over that with my students.

My advice is simplify boards in a way that makes sense.

Identify which textures occur with what frequency.

Study the higher frequency occurring spots first.
Well put.

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That's exactly what i was trying to say except you said it much better.

I hope you charge alot for coaching.
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Time to raise the rates dude!

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someone created 103 subsets of flops for studying different textures (he poasts link at the end): https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...-game-1408420/
Thanks for sharing this, pretty cool.


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Wasn't getting too much traction early on, but got some sun last two days.




Feels quite nice to run good although I did feel a little guilty 5% a whale for a 2k pot. Despite the continued results I am a little bit unmotivated and haven't put in much of a grind or study. All I've done is essentially mark 5-6 hands that I was confused about and ran them in PIO.

So yeah, a bit burnt/a bit lazy this month so far. I do have a vacation in the bahamas next week with my girlfriend to celebrate our first anniversary which will be nice. (Shoutout to WSOP/Total Rewards for the comped rooms)

I am usually very amped to start off the year strong though so I won't kill myself if I don't do too much this month.


A few hands with a little extra analysis than normal!


1.) Spot against fish at 2k. Flop is fine, we could definitely mix in a 75% bet but against this guy who I think will play very fit or fold I prefer the 1/3rd sizing. Turn is a brick, check calling is a disaster of course as well as check folding. I dislike a check/raise as villain will never bet/fold an Ace or King w a gutter. So turn is a clear bet. Given our range advantage/blocking the nuts too we elect to overbet, and being OOP we go for a small overbet. (IP we would go for an even larger sizing)

Given that this guy is fishy/stationy think giving up is fine despite our J blocker (having spades is not great) and I'll definitely want to reduce my bluffing frequency. Against a villain who overfolds, I would probably for a small overbet some of the time along with some 75% sizing.

Unfortunate what he showed down.

partypoker - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 136.9 BB (VPIP: 29.12, PFR: 19.20, 3Bet Preflop: 7.53, Hands: 3,924)
Hero (SB): 100 BB
BB: 115.5 BB (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)
CO: 175.83 BB (VPIP: 27.95, PFR: 20.14, 3Bet Preflop: 7.61, Hands: 2,764)

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 7 J

fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, BB calls 2 BB

Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) 6 A K
Hero bets 1.97 BB, BB calls 1.97 BB

Turn: (9.93 BB, 2 players) T
Hero bets 12.55 BB, BB calls 12.55 BB

River: (35.03 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BB checks

Hero shows 7 J (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 66%, Flop 80%, Turn 30%)
BB shows 4 T (One Pair, Tens)
(Pre 34%, Flop 20%, Turn 70%)
BB wins 34.93 BB


2.) Bluffcatching spot against reg. Pre and flop very standard, turn is a mandatory call as we can't be folding two pair even to overbets against a competent reg, raising is of course a disaster and isolates his value range so we won't do that. River is a very easy fold, although I took my time in the hand just to make sure.

This is a good concept in relative value, so despite our hand being two pair there is quite a bit of one pair hands I would rather bluff catch with (J9,QJ).

So if I was playing OTB or Truteller HU these hands are going to have to be calls whereas you can safely fold vs most 200/500 regs

Also important to note if you think the villain you're playing with will be more value heavy taking this line.


PokerStars - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 255.22 BB (VPIP: 24.41, PFR: 16.33, 3Bet Preflop: 8.47, Hands: 13,133)
SB: 101 BB (VPIP: 29.26, PFR: 20.87, 3Bet Preflop: 10.06, Hands: 2,774)
Hero (BB): 165.46 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8 T

BTN raises to 2.61 BB, fold, Hero calls 1.61 BB

Flop: (5.72 BB, 2 players) 4 8 J
Hero checks, BTN bets 4.02 BB, Hero calls 4.02 BB

Turn: (13.76 BB, 2 players) T
Hero checks, BTN bets 23.5 BB, Hero calls 23.5 BB

River: (60.76 BB, 2 players) K
Hero checks, BTN bets 225.08 BB and is all-in, fold

BTN wins 60.36 BB


3.) Last one. Pre is standard. Flop is close-ish between raise and call. In hindsight, probably prefer call against his 66% sizing and no backdoor. Villain just calls, even with the Tc he should be 3betting at a pretty decent frequency. I bet depolarized here and he makes a big mistake by not raising, river is a check with most of my range if I had to guess.

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: 104.56 BB (VPIP: 35.74, PFR: 22.89, 3Bet Preflop: 11.88, Hands: 255)
CO: 177.33 BB (VPIP: 29.11, PFR: 19.19, 3Bet Preflop: 7.54, Hands: 3,948)
BTN: 136.73 BB (VPIP: 32.83, PFR: 22.38, 3Bet Preflop: 6.61, Hands: 15,554)
SB: 139.49 BB (VPIP: 29.06, PFR: 20.52, 3Bet Preflop: 7.74, Hands: 9,055)
Hero (BB): 107.74 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 9 A

UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 2 BB

Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 9 5 3
Hero checks, UTG bets 4.09 BB, Hero raises to 11.6 BB, UTG calls 7.51 BB

Turn: (29.7 BB, 2 players) 5
Hero bets 8.8 BB, UTG calls 8.8 BB

River: (47.3 BB, 2 players) A
Hero checks, UTG checks

Hero shows 9 A (Two Pair, Aces and Nines)
(Pre 32%, Flop 21%, Turn 11%)
UTG mucks T T (Two Pair, Tens and Fives)
(Pre 68%, Flop 79%, Turn 89%)
Hero wins 46.7 BB
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:59 PM   #445
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Awsome thread man! About last hand here(A9s). Is river really a range check? Maybe it is, but seems kinda interesting. GL!
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:21 PM   #446
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Given our range advantage/blocking the nuts too we elect to overbet, and being OOP we go for a small overbet. (IP we would go for an even larger sizing)

Given that this guy is fishy/stationy think giving up is fine despite our J blocker (having spades is not great) and I'll definitely want to reduce my bluffing frequency. Against a villain who overfolds, I would probably for a small overbet some of the time along with some 75% sizing.
Care to explain?

I like your line would likely do the same.

A9ss not convinced its a range check OTR, we still want some bets but I would think to bet quit big and polar. A9ss plays as a good x I believe, assuming villain stabs enough.
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Awsome thread man! About last hand here(A9s). Is river really a range check? Maybe it is, but seems kinda interesting. GL!
I think I did a poor job explaining that last part. I'm assuming a good portion of our range (60-70% would wanna check) so yeah definitely not checking entire range. I'm going to run it to make sure though

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Care to explain?

I like your line would likely do the same.

A9ss not convinced its a range check OTR, we still want some bets but I would think to bet quit big and polar. A9ss plays as a good x I believe, assuming villain stabs enough.
Yeah as said def having a betting range as we have some gutshots etc we will want to bluff. If I had to guess we are checking 65%, betting small like 20% and then the rest large sizing with maybe a few bombs as well.

After thinking about it, kinda torn between checking A9 and betting small (Very confident A9ss would be a 1/3rd bet on the river if it did decide to bet, mainly due to blocking some of villains calling range.


I can go in depth in here, but I'll be vague and say we don't have as much 'flexibility' (there's def a better word than this) as IP. I'm also coaching again as I got hired by Bluff The Spot for a trial run as a coach so quite excited about that and don't want to give away infinite strat. Although I never mind if anyone has questions
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I wonder when the 5k game ran



As seen, got smacked at 5k tonight denting my month pretty well. The table was pretty good as there was one bad reg and a fish. Unfortunately we lost two big pots to both of them.

But overall, feeling really good. Like I'm playing some gooooddd poker lately so I don't mind getting smacked cause I just feel like it's gonna come back, so confidence is very high atm, and motivation has been rejuvenated because...

Coaching

I got hired by BTS to be one of their coaches and work with the lower guys. Very excited about this as

1.) Got a nice offer to make some money while I'm not playing
2.) Keeps me sharp working with students and will keep me on top of my game
3.) I just love poker, so now I get more time to discuss it with like minded people

If anyone has any questions regarding the CFP as well just drop me a PM as quite a few of you have already.

Off to the Bahamas in 3 days so gonna finish out strong


1.) Sigh. Given reads and you know whale, it's fine I'd say, not the type to turn pairs etc. into bluffs so think Jam is ok

PokerStars - $50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (UTG): 106.94 BB
CO: 175.78 BB (VPIP: 49.08, PFR: 39.16, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 654)
BTN: 68.37 BB (VPIP: 56.86, PFR: 35.29, 3Bet Preflop: 19.18, Hands: 162)
SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 22.69, PFR: 17.78, 3Bet Preflop: 6.92, Hands: 6,713)
BB: 69.61 BB (VPIP: 29.16, PFR: 20.17, 3Bet Preflop: 7.78, Hands: 3,674)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J Q

Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, fold, fold

Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) 9 K 2
Hero bets 5.34 BB, BTN calls 5.34 BB

Turn: (18.18 BB, 2 players) 8
Hero bets 13.56 BB, BTN calls 13.56 BB

River: (45.3 BB, 2 players) 2
Hero bets 67.85 BB, BTN calls 46.47 BB and is all-in

Hero shows J Q (Flush, King High)
(Pre 42%, Flop 25%, Turn 0%)
BTN shows 4 A (Flush, Ace High)
(Pre 58%, Flop 75%, Turn 100%)
BTN wins 138.18 BB


2.) I think the kids are calling it GTO these days. (against reg, stats like that from HU/3 handed)

PokerStars - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 133.55 BB
UTG: 107.2 BB (VPIP: 54.03, PFR: 42.65, 3Bet Preflop: 23.81, Hands: 475)
CO: 140.55 BB (VPIP: 43.48, PFR: 27.66, 3Bet Preflop: 7.38, Hands: 2,296)
BTN: 155.9 BB (VPIP: 29.28, PFR: 20.99, 3Bet Preflop: 10.07, Hands: 2,886)
SB: 257.75 BB (VPIP: 35.14, PFR: 24.57, 3Bet Preflop: 7.81, Hands: 844)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 3 A

UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 2 BB

Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 9 A 4
Hero checks, UTG bets 4 BB, Hero calls 4 BB

Turn: (14.5 BB, 2 players) K
Hero checks, UTG bets 11 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

River: (36.5 BB, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, UTG bets 89.2 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 89.2 BB

UTG shows 7 5 (One Pair, Fives)
(Pre 44%, Flop 39%, Turn 20%)
Hero shows 3 A (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 56%, Flop 61%, Turn 80%)
Hero wins 214.6 BB


3.) Example of concept I talked about a few posts above regarding OB OOP

PokerStars - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (UTG): 228.89 BB
CO: 144.3 BB (VPIP: 54.93, PFR: 44.17, 3Bet Preflop: 24.14, Hands: 501)
BTN: 230.28 BB (VPIP: 43.66, PFR: 27.57, 3Bet Preflop: 7.36, Hands: 2,322)
SB: 141.5 BB (VPIP: 29.34, PFR: 21.04, 3Bet Preflop: 10.07, Hands: 2,904)
BB: 279.65 BB (VPIP: 34.69, PFR: 24.04, 3Bet Preflop: 7.56, Hands: 866)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J K

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BTN calls 2.5 BB, fold, fold

Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) J 9 2
Hero bets 4.65 BB, BTN calls 4.65 BB

Turn: (15.8 BB, 2 players) 4
Hero bets 18.3 BB, BTN calls 18.3 BB

River: (52.4 BB, 2 players) 7
Hero checks, BTN checks

Hero shows J K (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 71%, Flop 84%, Turn 93%)
BTN mucks Q J (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 29%, Flop 16%, Turn 7%)
Hero wins 52.1 BB
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Break Time

Headed off to my first vacation since Vegas (and that's more business with pleasure kind of thing) as I'm heading off to Atlantis in the bahamas for much needed R&R.

I got blasted last few days and am in a 9k downer so this seemed like a nice time to soak up some sun. Games have been great so I'm hoping I'll make most of it back.

I have coaching today which actually had me motivated to prepare and get up early, but other than that have been feeling a little unmotivated regarding not just poker but life, so I'm hoping this will put me on the recharge.


Once I'm back, I have a ton of holiday plans + my birthday is coming up so play time will be limited. I will probably then do a yearly wrap up post and come up with some 2018 goals. I also will bring back this blog for another year, although I have a pretty good feeling that will be the climax of this thread.

Hope everyone else is doing well this month!

A few hands before I go


1.) Not getting through

888 Poker - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 245.98 BB (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 22.84, 3Bet Preflop: 10.75, Hands: 9,433)
BTN: 102.24 BB (VPIP: 37.30, PFR: 33.52, 3Bet Preflop: 21.34, Hands: 1,302)
Hero (SB): 100.5 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6 5

BTN raises to 2.88 BB, Hero raises to 10.63 BB, fold, BTN calls 7.75 BB

Flop: (22.25 BB, 2 players) J 7 3
Hero bets 11 BB, BTN calls 11 BB

Turn: (44.25 BB, 2 players) 2
Hero bets 22 BB, BTN calls 22 BB

River: (88.25 BB, 2 players) K
Hero bets 56.88 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 56.88 BB

BTN shows J K (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks)
(Pre 60%, Flop 80%, Turn 91%)
Hero shows 6 5 (High Card, King)
(Pre 40%, Flop 20%, Turn 9%)
BTN wins 201.8 BB


2.) Have one of the best jamming hands against terrible reg who doesn't fold a ton...tilltttt

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 118.34 BB (VPIP: 24.60, PFR: 16.49, 3Bet Preflop: 8.70, Hands: 13,965)
SB: 113.39 BB (VPIP: 27.85, PFR: 16.48, 3Bet Preflop: 4.95, Hands: 2,699)
Hero (BB): 121.81 BB
UTG: 68.18 BB (VPIP: 20.40, PFR: 13.05, 3Bet Preflop: 6.50, Hands: 554)
MP: 125.59 BB (VPIP: 30.73, PFR: 23.03, 3Bet Preflop: 9.37, Hands: 12,379)
CO: 281.96 BB (VPIP: 30.35, PFR: 22.20, 3Bet Preflop: 8.90, Hands: 3,241)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6 8

fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) 3 9 8
SB bets 4.25 BB, Hero calls 4.25 BB

Turn: (14.5 BB, 2 players) 4
SB bets 10.42 BB, Hero calls 10.42 BB

River: (35.35 BB, 2 players) 5
SB bets 20 BB, Hero raises to 104.13 BB and is all-in, SB calls 75.71 BB and is all-in

SB shows 9 A (One Pair, Nines)
(Pre 64%, Flop 78%, Turn 89%)
Hero shows 6 8 (One Pair, Eights)
(Pre 37%, Flop 22%, Turn 11%)
Hero wins 8.42 BB
SB wins 226.18 BB


3.) This one got a few choice words from me too...mental game might need some work

PokerStars - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 69 BB (VPIP: 29.35, PFR: 14.13, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 92)
Hero (CO): 153.25 BB
BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 27.79, PFR: 18.86, 3Bet Preflop: 6.91, Hands: 4,596)
SB: 107.78 BB (VPIP: 26.38, PFR: 18.59, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 8,431)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q J

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, SB raises to 12 BB, fold, Hero calls 9.5 BB

Flop: (25 BB, 2 players) K T A
SB checks, Hero bets 7.92 BB, SB calls 7.92 BB

Turn: (40.84 BB, 2 players) 4
SB checks, Hero bets 23 BB, SB calls 23 BB

River: (86.84 BB, 2 players) K
SB bets 64.86 BB and is all-in, fold

SB wins 85.84 BB


4.) Lovely

partypoker - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 111.12 BB
CO: 97 BB (VPIP: 24.17, PFR: 17.62, 3Bet Preflop: 6.68, Hands: 30,449)
BTN: 128.6 BB (VPIP: 29.29, PFR: 22.61, 3Bet Preflop: 10.62, Hands: 9,171)
SB: 104.19 BB (VPIP: 25.93, PFR: 19.32, 3Bet Preflop: 8.17, Hands: 50,918)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J K

fold, fold, SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero raises to 4 BB, SB raises to 15 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

Flop: (30 BB, 2 players) 4 2 8
SB bets 13 BB, Hero raises to 31.1 BB, SB calls 18.1 BB

Turn: (92.2 BB, 2 players) 8
SB checks, Hero checks

River: (92.2 BB, 2 players) J
SB bets 58.09 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 58.09 BB

SB shows 4 5 (Two Pair, Eights and Fours)
(Pre 39%, Flop 47%, Turn 9%)
Hero shows J K (Flush, King High)
(Pre 61%, Flop 53%, Turn 91%)
Hero wins 208.18 BB


5.) Gotta lose that money

888 Poker - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 100 BB
BTN: 122.03 BB (VPIP: 29.39, PFR: 22.80, 3Bet Preflop: 10.75, Hands: 9,407)
SB: 243.97 BB (VPIP: 37.25, PFR: 33.41, 3Bet Preflop: 20.90, Hands: 1,284)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T A

BTN raises to 2.5 BB, fold, Hero calls 1.5 BB

Flop: (5.5 BB, 2 players) T 7 2
Hero checks, BTN bets 2.67 BB, Hero raises to 8.1 BB, BTN calls 5.43 BB

Turn: (21.7 BB, 2 players) K
Hero bets 14.4 BB, BTN calls 14.4 BB

River: (50.5 BB, 2 players) A
Hero checks, BTN bets 97.03 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 75 BB and is all-in

Hero shows T A (Two Pair, Aces and Tens)
(Pre 29%, Flop 19%, Turn 0%)
BTN shows K K (Three of a Kind, Kings)
(Pre 71%, Flop 81%, Turn 100%)
BTN wins 200.3 BB
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:04 PM   #450
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Heh, after hearing you on mason's channel I cant imagine you getting angry. You sounded like a haf jazz musician that didnt have a care in the world (meant as a compliment)
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