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  • #52132

    Uhlvar
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    I’m a 22 years old university student from Sweden starting my fourth year after the summer. In the past I have purchased some materials like HUMastermind and other courses. I have been active here but have not been 100% serious. When i saw Gordons videos on Pokerstrategy where he told that anyone with the right mindset could become a successful poker player I felt that I had what he was seeking so I decided to contact him. He took me in but i had to quit becouse I got some unforeseen hinders becouse of my studies.

    This summer I contacted him again, but he said he does not have sufficient time, but recommended me some other people to ask. Luckily JurrassicDaniel whose thread in this forum I got inspired from was willing to give it a shot. I’m going to use this thread as a journal and give back to the community this way as well.

    #52160

    Rovar
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    Welcome aboard and GL in future. U are in good hands with Daniel!

    #52256

    Uhlvar
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    Played alot today and i also went through alot of my old hands and found alot of improvements i should make and past mistake i learned from! It was a very productive day and im happy with the results even if i made some obvious mistakes when i played.

    I get very angry with myself when i do mistakes and i get kind of tilted, not becouse i was unlucky but that i did a mistake myself. Atleast i know that i did a mistake and i feel that alot of my leaks have been fixed this week with sessions and coaching. Learning alot it’s just a matter of time before i crush NL50!

    Hand of the day

    Villain is unknown. How do you react to the check-raise? 

    BB: $79.76 (159.5 bb)
    Hero (SB): $52.35 (104.7 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with K Q
    Hero raises to $1.50, BB raises to $4.75, Hero calls $3.25

    Flop: ($9.50) 7 T J (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $6.60, BB raises to $13.20, Hero ?

     

    Graph of today is very swingy since i did some mistakes 🙁

     

    #52262

    Rovar
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    I get very angry with myself when i do mistakes and i get kind of tilted, not becouse i was unlucky but that i did a mistake myself

     

    Kinda my only tilt trigger + not knowing the best play.

    #52325

    Uhlvar
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    Had a great day today. Went through all my hands from previous session and had the right mindset when i sat on tables. Made some great folds where i knew i was beat but where i one week ago would have called. 

     

    Hand of the day

     What would you have raised on the river when we hit to get max value?

     

    BB: $34.38 (68.8 bb)
    Hero (SB): $70.06 (140.1 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with T Q
    Hero raises to $1.50, BB calls $1

    Flop: ($3) 9 J 7 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $2.60, BB raises to $5.20, Hero calls $2.60

    Turn: ($13.40) 3 (2 players)
    BB bets $4, Hero calls $4

    River: ($21.40) K (2 players)
    BB bets $4.75,  Hero ?

     

    Todays graph:

    #52613

    Uhlvar
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    This week was a good week i learned alot and also made some money. Yesterday i was abit unlucky got 2 outered on river 3 times and then quit.  Today i was very tired and did not play anything just did some studying.

     

    Goals for next week:

    *Focus on villain selection
    *Go through last sessions 20bb+ hands before starting another session

     

    Graph of the week:

    #52645

    JurassicDaniel
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    I just saw the blog. I wish you gl on our trip to the sky

    #53061

    Uhlvar
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    The start of the week have been horrible, i have been running really bad and also made some mistakes when i experimented with barreling and calling barrels. I have gotten alot of information this week and i have not made sense of it all yet. I have lost about 8 buyins from 2 outers on the river. Today i will go through all my hands that i have turn barrel and also where villain turn barrel. 

    #53485

    Uhlvar
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    I kept running bad and have spent alot of time checking alot of the hands i’ve played in the past where i have faced donkbets, got c/r on flop and turn, got river raised, called c-bet and 2BAR. I have found alot of mistakes and i learned alot. 

     

    Here is the graph of the week

    #53973

    JurassicDaniel
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    Learning is more important than winning. Especially in the beginng.

    #54288

    Uhlvar
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    I have not been playing so much since last update. Instead i have focused on learning and improving my game. I felt that when i was not winning i was not confident to play so i decided to work on my game instead. Yesterday i had an exam aswell so i have been studying for that and it has taken my focus from poker. 

    After my coaching with Daniel on sunday i felt more confident to put in some hands and it went alot better. In the past i have been betting too small with my value hands and lost alot of value. I have been focusing on betsizing and also villain selection and it have been going good. Im getting my confidence up and now i just have to keep it there. 

    Soon my courses in the university will begin but i have to do 2 exams first. The exam i did yesterday went very good! I think i must spend more time on scheduling in the future to avoid school from effecting my poker goals to much.

     

    Graph of the past few days:

    #54762

    Gordon Gekko
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    It is very important to PLAY, PLAY and PLAY. Even if you “feel” bad. Ofc you get rid of exams, but just do the good fight, keep posting and dont worry about the rest. You are guaranteed to rule very soon

    #54773

    Uhlvar
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    It is very important to PLAY, PLAY and PLAY. Even if you “feel” bad. Ofc you get rid of exams, but just do the good fight, keep posting and dont worry about the rest. You are guaranteed to rule very soon

    Yeah i just have to stay persistent, i like challenges and it’s going to feel so much better when i succeed if i knew it was hard. 

     

    Since last update my coaches have introduced a new system where we have to meditate, plan the next day in detail and keep everything ordered. Before todays session i meditated for 10 minutes and i felt very fresh in the mind when i entered the tables and in the session i felt stable. I played a very weak guy for over 400 hands and in the start i got ahead of him for 1 BI and he re bought and we kept fighting. At one time in the match he had won everything back and was up 10 euros on me but i reminded myself that if i just keep playing the luck will even out and i will win against him. In the end i finished about 2 BI plus and he left.

    I felt very good about myself that i did not give up. I did very solid plays and folded when i needed to and I’m proud of my progress. This day i won 80 euros and it feels great to finally put some green numbers on the charts ;). 

     

    The system that i have implemented today is great i think that it will help me a lot in the future to stay solid and manage my time. Time management and mindset is one of the greatest thing you can learn, it applies to so many things in life. Tackling failures is also apart of life and recently i have felt that i have failed. I evolve as a poker play and also as a human being and that is what i strive to do in everything.

    If you put your mind and hard work into something you will succeed in the end, if you haven’t succeeded yet it’s not the end 😛

    #55509

    Uhlvar
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    All my exams is done and today i got back to the tables for the first time in a few days. The exams went good and the courses I’m going to study starts on 1st of September. They don’t seem to be so much time consuming so i will hopefully make school+poker work as i want it to. 

    Before i started the session i read through all my notes to refresh my memory. I felt good and had some ups and down but ended +40 euro. I’m happy with every day i get a green result, i learn a lot and the big winnings will come soon. I lost 2 buy-ins from JJ-QQ and 88-AKo so it could have gone better, but i did not do many mistakes so I’m happy! 

    Tomorrow i will have coaching with Daniel and we are going to have coaching twice a week instead of once and make the coaching shorter. I think that is better because i get feedback more often. My main goals atm is bet-sizing and villain selection and in today’s session i focused on both and i think i made progress. I quit some villains that play to passive because i loose a lot of money in rake and if i have other villains i rather focus on them.

    Graph for today:

    The big swing down is when i lost JJ-QQ and 88-AKo but i got it all back after a few hands 😉

     

     

    #56438

    Uhlvar
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    This month has been very good even if i lost in the end. I have learnt many new things and everything is going like i thought it would. School starts tomorrow and i look forward to the challenge of playing both poker and keeping my grades up both at the same time. My goals in poker has been villain selection and bet-sizing and i think i have improved my bet-sizing during the month. For September i hope to have better results and villain selection and bet-sizing will still be my goals but i will also add hand reading and taking up time on each decision. Sometimes i play too fast and on too many tables and make simple mistakes.

    Goals for September:

    1. Villain selection.

    2. Bet-sizing.

    3. Hand reading.

    4. Don’t play too fast and max 2 tables at once.

     

    Here is graph for August results:

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