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Old 11-27-2017, 10:14 PM   #176
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Recovery - Las Vegas Day Four.

Although weíre in Vegas, itís still Football Sunday. That meant a recovery day on day four to give the legs some rest for walking around all day. After searching around for a bit we were finally able to find some open seats at the Cromwell Sports Book. Not the nicest of them all, but definitely a low key nice room. Ended up torching 200 in there, but was able to make that back in the Poker rooms.

The B has gotten enough of our love, so we over to the Aria in search of some good games. The 5/T looked horrific (as expected) so we sat at the 2/5. The game actually was basically a 5/T as 8/9 players were straddling. Cool with me.

In our first interesting hand thereís a straddle to 10, and an open to 35 UTG +1. It folds to us and we call OTB with 22. In what was basically the first hand to not go 5 way for 35 dollars, we go to a flop heads up of Q8T. This time V fires out 40 and we call. We see a 9 on the turn and he fires again, for 105. Just not understanding how he could ever have a 10 here we decide heís full of **** and make it 320. He folds instantly.

In our next interesting hand an action player playing 99/99 (no joke) makes it 40 over a straddle. We have 3bet him 4 times this orbit alone so we have a crazy image. This time we decide to just call and go heads up to a flop of 654. He checks and we check back. The turn is the K and our villain bets 75. We make the call and see an 8 on the river. Villain bets 100 with 500 behind. We stick it all in and he makes the call with 65o.



After that, it was time for dinner and we hit the homie Gordon Ramsayís burgers. Place was phenomenal for sure. After we ate it was time to hit the B for the night. Only played one interesting hand. Other than this hand we could not get anything going at all, losing small pot after small pot for a few hours.










A recreational player opens to 40 from the CO and we look down at 98 OTB. We make it 110 to go, and he calls. We go to a flop of 542 He checks to us and we make it 75. He makes the call and we see an 8 on the turn. This time, he does not check and leads out for 180. We make the call and see the 6 on the river. This time he wagers 350. We call and are good.


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Old 11-27-2017, 11:33 PM   #177
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The chip porn ITT leads me to believe you win literally every session???
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:55 AM   #178
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The chip porn ITT leads me to believe you win literally every session???


lololol if only. Life would be great


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Old 11-28-2017, 03:02 AM   #179
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Your camera skills are getting better and better!

Your Vegas shots are so much better than mine :-)
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:49 PM   #180
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Your camera skills are getting better and better!

Your Vegas shots are so much better than mine :-)
Appreciate the kind words
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:33 PM   #181
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Las Vegas - Days Four & Five

Day four started in superb fashion. We started off hitting the Old Vegas parts, and took some cool photos. After hanging out there for the day and then eating this fabulous meal. It was time to gamble.


















We decided to hit the B once again for some 5/T action. This day did not go as well as some of the other days unfortunately. Got some sweet chip porn to show for my struggles.



In our main interesting hand we see an open to 30 from UTG and a 3bet to 110 from a nitty female foreign reg In MP. We look down at KK and decide to flat in the CO. Everyone else folds and we go heads up to a A75 flop. She wagers 120, and we call. The turn is the 8 and this time she fires 320. I can see folding here, but we decide to call again. The river is another brick, the 2 and she bets 330. This seems to me like a thin value/blockerish type bet. We decide to turn kings into a bluff and jam for 1020 total. After a 3 minute tank she finally decides on a call with AK. If sheís not folding AK there then thatís a terrible bluff I guess.

After a few more hours of play it was time to head back to the room. We were unable to make many hands and bled a bunch of chips. We were ready to see what day 5 had in store for us.

Day Five:

It was time to take a break from the midstakes streets today, and begin a new opportunity. My lady, (beast trip photographer) and I decided to sit down in the 1/2 streets at flamingo. We had a good time playing recreationally, but we were unable to win some money making it 3 losing sessions in a row!



After that, we grabbed a quick bite to eat and headed over to the beautiful, new T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights game was a great time and it was an awesome way to end the night, even though they did not pull out the win.

Time for one more day of Poker action, and we head home at 10PM today

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Old 12-03-2017, 11:45 PM   #182
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Las Vegas: The Finale

The final two days were sort of a blur. After playing some 1/2 at the Flamingo to just unwind and chill. At 7:00 it was time to hit the Stars vs Golden Knights game, which was a blast.









The next morning it was time to use up all of the comps gathered during the trip. Ended up begin able to get two tickets to the bellagio buffet which feels like a win to me. Being there just after the robbery felt a bit... odd.



After breakfast it was time for the last Poker session of the trip. Ended up punting off a cool 1k in a good 2/5 game at the Wynn. The only hand worthy of note came when there were two limps, and a raise to 25 from the BTN. The SB folds and we make it 80 to go with AK. The raiser calls and we go to a flop of 753. We continue for 65 and he calls. The turn is the T and we wager again, this time 230. Villain calls again and we see a 2 on the river. It goes check check and we lose to QQ.















All in all it was another amazing trip!

Highlights from the trip:

Playing with Neeme
Golden Knights Game
Awesome Food/Sights/Vibes etc
Purchased some marijuana
Made some $$ in the Pokers

Canít wait to be back soon!






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Old 12-05-2017, 06:57 PM   #183
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Back Home: Part 1/2

Always a bit sad to be back home after a Vegas trip. Missing the lights, the atmosphere, the vibes, and almost everything. At the same time itís always nice to be back in a finalist place. The one issue I always encounter when traveling is not adjusting as well as I should. See at home, Iíve played tons of hours with the good players, the bad recs, even the whales. It puts me in a spot where Iím (almost) never surprised about what I see or am going to see. This is vertically something that is lacking and negatively affects my winrate across borders.

Back in the 2/5 streets: in our first interesting hand we pick up A5 on the BTN and see 3 limps to us. We overlimp OTB, the SB completes, and the BB checks. We go to a 6 way flop of Q52 the blinds check to a limper who is a loose passive regfish who bets small, 15. There is a call in between, we call, and the SB c/r tiny to 75. The original bettor calls, we call (60 to win 210) everyone else folds. The turn is the 6 giving us the stones. SB now checks, loosepassive regfish bets 60, and we make it 250 to go. The SB folds (after raising flop lol) and regfish calls. The river is the J and regfish checks. We jam 640 into 770, and he eventually folds.

In our next interesting hand we pick up AA in MP, and see a limp from UTG. We make it 20, and the BTN calls, along with the limper. We go to a flop of 772. UTG checks, we check, and the BTN bets 40. UTG calls and we call. The turn is the 5. UTG checks, we check, and this time the BTN bets 200 into 180. The UTG limper then makes it 500 to go with 1200 behind (we cover). We make the fold and the two end up getting it in and UTG shows 76o and scoops (lol)

Next up, we see two limps from EP, and we make it 25 to go with AK from the CO. The BTN calls and one of the limpers call. We go to a flop of AQ7. Which checks through. The turn is the 2. There limper leads for 40, and we make it 125. The BTN folds and villain calls. The river is the 6 and this time villain checks to us. We bet 180, and he tanks for awhile and eventually makes the call. Weíre good.

Next up, we see a limp from early position and iso to 25 with QT. The CO, BB, and limper call and we see a T77. Two checks to us and we bet 40. CO and limper call. The turn is the 9 and the limper checks to us again. This time we make it 115, the CO calls, and the limper raises to 350. (same horrific idiot from AA hand) and we lay it down.

In our final interesting hand we see two limps to us OTB with AQ and we make it 25. The SB calls, and the same horrific loose passive limper makes it 105. We call and the SB folds. The flop is the interesting A72. This villain plays 90/20 preflop, and l/rr ALOT more than others, which makes him trickier to play against. Point being, heís wider here than against normal players. He quickly wagers 175, and we call. The turn is the 9 and he checks to us. At this point Iím putting him on a hand thatís way behind (TT-KK), other weird hands as well, so we heck back planning to call all rivers. The river is the A and he checks to us: we bet small, 210 to target some of those noted hands and he snaps with AT. Lol.

All in all a solid session, and nice to be back and book a win.



Will post part two of this weekend, 5/T action, where I play a hand bigger than I was expecting...



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Old 12-05-2017, 08:21 PM   #184
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Nice update man, could you please elaborate on your thinking behind checking the flop with AKo then raising turn for value?
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:05 AM   #185
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Nice update man, could you please elaborate on your thinking behind checking the flop with AKo then raising turn for value?
Honestly kinda like the line lol. We look pretty FOS and when you can disguise a hand well, people will pay you off like crazy in these live gaims
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:33 AM   #186
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Honestly kinda like the line lol. We look pretty FOS and when you can disguise a hand well, people will pay you off like crazy in these live gaims
By no means am I saying I dislike it, just want to understand his thinking better.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:25 AM   #187
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Honestly kinda like the line lol. We look pretty FOS and when you can disguise a hand well, people will pay you off like crazy in these live gaims
Basically this. When we check the flop we should almost never have this hand. So when we raise turn (for value obv), I know it sounds counter intuitive but I feel like you get called lighter (for roughly the same $$ than you would of you double barrel). Also you give someone a chance to stab with air, which they would have folded on flop anyways.

Idk - could be bad, just kind of how I felt in the moment. I like doing these things when you’ve been in the same game for many hours (today) with the same people (or years - other sessions) because you’re expected to always bet AK on the flop (which normally is true) just a way to mix it up a bit
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:35 AM   #188
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I could see it making sense from a balance standpoint because you could do the same play with a backdoor flush draw that you picked up no turn and did not bet on flop. I guess just another way of getting two streets, and by raising turn you just get more value.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:12 PM   #189
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I could see it making sense from a balance standpoint because you could do the same play with a backdoor flush draw that you picked up no turn and did not bet on flop. I guess just another way of getting two streets, and by raising turn you just get more value.
Seems like it worked out in getting more value this time around. In 2017 people are not calling 3 streets very light anymore (def not with worse than TP)

I think the only issue I have with your statement is the 'balance' part. Balance (against anyone other than good regs) is a non factor always.
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Basically this. When we check the flop we should almost never have this hand.

I like doing these things when youíve been in the same game for many hours (today) with the same people (or years - other sessions) because youíre expected to always bet AK on the flop (which normally is true) just a way to mix it up a bit
Seems like balance is actually a consideration.
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Seems like balance is actually a consideration.
Hmm, rereading my post I see what you're saying. You're actually right. I think in my head I was talking about the hands that I do that with OTT. Like I'm not concerned about having a balanced raising range OTT is what I was trying to get at. It will be value very often there (against most opponents.)

But to your point, the balance certainly came into play when deciding what to do OTF. I appreciate you pointing that out (even though it's obvious, lol at me being oblivious to that)

Confusing even myself rn.
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Hmm, rereading my post I see what you're saying. You're actually right. I think in my head I was talking about the hands that I do that with OTT. Like I'm not concerned about having a balanced raising range OTT is what I was trying to get at. It will be value very often there (against most opponents.)

But to your point, the balance certainly came into play when deciding what to do OTF. I appreciate you pointing that out (even though it's obvious, lol at me being oblivious to that)

Confusing even myself rn.
Ya man, it's just a spot I've been curious about. Always trying to improve and understand different lines.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:48 PM   #193
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Ya man, it's just a spot I've been curious about. Always trying to improve and understand different lines.
The underlying point I was trying to make is that to villain this line may seem FOS (c flop r turn), whereas if you triple barrel an A high board after raising pre it just looks like exactly what you have, making it less likely to get 3 (even 2 streets)
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Back Home: Part 2/2

Good to be back home and in the 2/5 streets, but at 9:30 a 5/T game broke out that could not be missed. The lineup was certainly better than all of the Vegas 5/T lineups I was in, and was near the best lineup I could ask for.

In our first interesting hand weíre 7 handed, thereís a limp UTG (which we donít see) and we make it 35 with A7 from the CO (whoops!) The BB and limper call. We head to a flop of AT8 the two callers check to us and we check as well, and head to a turn of 5. They check to us again, and we should have fired here but check back again as these villains will have air too often, hoping they fire river. The plan was to call river but we get the 7, and the BB leads for 75. We make it 230, he calls and our hand is good.

In our next interesting hand we see two limps to us on the BTN with A4. We overlimp, the SB completes and the BB checks. We go to an interesting flop of J26 one of the limpers bets 35, we call, and the others fold. We see a not so great turn, the T. This time, V shallows down and checks. We decide to wager 115. He calls and we go to a K river. Not only is this a good hand to bluff, heís shown some weakness here, and when he checks to us again we bomb it for 315. He thinks for a minute, breaks out the calling chips, but eventually folds, and weíre able to wipe the sweat off our face.

In our last interesting hand, we are now 8 handed and see an open from MP1 to 35. There is a call from the CO, we call in the SB with 22, and the BB comes along as well. Relevant stacks are as follows:

Hero: 2700
MP1: 3000
CO: 1000
BB:2000

We take our ducks to a flop of 2A7. (140)

We check, BB checks, and the original raiser wagers 55. The CO thinks for a bit, and calls. We have a pretty interesting spot here. We can raise, but the weird dynamic of the biggest spot at the table being the BB, I didnít want to let him go so easily, so we call, and as expected the BB calls as well. The turn is the T. Since we didnít go for the c/r (could have) we decide to lead out for two reasons. Many Ax will just check back here after flop action, and a few weird draws could have come in on the turn. We lead for 215 into a pot of 360. The BB folds, but the original raiser and CO both call, so we see the J on the river. This time, we bet 525 into 1005. What happens next is something I was not expecting.

The original raiser makes it 1500, and the CO snap calls all in for ~750. Itís not back on us to call 1000 to win 3755.

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Old 12-07-2017, 03:30 PM   #195
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yuck - prob a puke fold. is pfr a reg or fish? pretty unlikely he raises 2p for value or ever bluffs here - your donk/donk looks insanely strong. lose to AA/77/KQhh/occasional TT. Also have to beat CO as well
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:36 PM   #196
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yuck - prob a puke fold. is pfr a reg or fish? pretty unlikely he raises 2p for value or ever bluffs here - your donk/donk looks insanely strong. lose to AA/77/KQhh/occasional TT. Also have to beat CO as well
Sup Dizzy,

PRF is a between loose & tight (neither too loose nor too tight) overly passive ABC regfish (is that too much description?) Because of this I would remove all KQ from his range. I would remove 2 pairs as well, as I think he has enough brains to realize I look super strong (maybe giving too much credit here)

CO's hand is just a mystery all together, but I'd be willing to assume we have him beat, more worried about PFR. I'd describe as a breakeven young reg.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:43 PM   #197
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i mean you need him to have AJ here - personally i would snap fold all AJ combos besides AJhh to your turn lead & a lot of people don't raise rivers that thinly anyway.

how fast did he call turn/raise river.
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i mean you need him to have AJ here - personally i would snap fold all AJ combos besides AJhh to your turn lead & a lot of people don't raise rivers that thinly anyway.

how fast did he call turn/raise river.
turn call: <7 sec

river raise: ~25 sec (takes awhile to count out $1,500!)
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:56 PM   #199
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CO has you beat all day, KQhh almost always, sometimes 77. Calling 750 to win a sidepot of 1500 vs EP, find a fold.
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Agree that you’re probably beat here. Is 98hh possible from original raiser? Much more liekly they have a set.
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