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  • #466905

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    On review of my HH and the coaching session on turn donk betting I can take bad my word on constantly making loose river calls because the majority of these river calls I thought were bad involved facing a turn donk bet then river cb and based on leadros words we should be more inclined to call most TP and if the fish is crazy enough we can call the odd 2nd pair gd kicker in these spots.

     

    What I thought was poor river calling could actually be an excuse to give up early and I get the feeling I’m getting too annoyed at what is simply a period of bad running.

    I was hoping to recover all that time lost but the tables didn’t have as many fish as hoped and I could not find the motivation to play on, I did get 6hrs of poker but those 6hrs of poker was from loads of short sessions where I couldn’t get going.

    #466990

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    Levelling got into my mental game today and as a result I’ve came out very poor. Normally this means I’ve got a rival against regs but not today, the levelling way shown today came after an horrificly poor call I make on river, I myself was getting seriously bored at the time and out of sheer bordom I thought fcuk it these players are far too nitty therefore I extended my range which for a small period in time allowed me to recover a lot of the loss but I was feeling tilted at the time so mistakes were certainly gonna be made.

    Things didn’t remain tilted too long once the fish begun to pay me I changed back to normal, I did have a wider hand range and wasn’t totally immune to mistakes and unfortunately luck begun to go against me late on therefore what looked a full recovery went back to being 3 buy in down.

     

    What I want to take away from today is to widen my aggressive range in spots where I know the fish has folded or has a fit fold style of play and I share the table with regs I know are tight passive. Make my game against these nits a one of total aggression and minimise my calling actions. When they are big nits who are so passive it will allow me to easily exploit them when I’m not tilted because using the small bet sizes will keep these nits more wider and knowing they are so passive with monsters using combo counting will allow me to get a decent idea of how many monsters they have and from their I can compare the monster range and compare it to the other value range which I’d use to help make it clear what bet size I would need to make for a turn or river bet to be a+EV bluff.

    #467105

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    I was back to winning ways again following a session lasting 9 hrs long.

    I started this session on nl4, I played total nob lines on these tables as they were used purely and simply as warm up tables.

    Once the coaching session finished I turned my attention to nl10 and this idea of changing my hand range rarely came into effect because those nitty regs were rarely sharing the tables and they had lots of big fish. I wasn’t total nobs as my adjustment to nobs lines came in the form of an extended 3b range when IP against this decent but nitty reg I know rarely 4bets and certainly doesn’t bluff much. I also exploited this other reg by adding AKs into some of my 3bet and 4bet spots, what I noticed from this reg was he risked his full stack on a couple of occassions as if he was expecting me to have premium pairs alone.

     

    This was the one which stood out most clear, If I was to read things clear he knows I don’t 3b AKs in CO pre, AA and KK are the only hands I should have on this board and being so deepstacked the likelyhood of AA or KK with 1 spade calling a shove is 0% therefore to this reg a Ch/AI on the turn should work any day

    SB: $18.51 (185.1 bb)
    BB: $2.51 (25.1 bb)
    UTG: $19.32 (193.2 bb)
    MP: $10.47 (104.7 bb)
    Hero (CO): $27.22 (272.2 bb)
    BTN: $4.55 (45.5 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
    UTG raises to $0.25, MP folds, Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BB calls $0.65, UTG calls $0.50

    Flop: ($2.30) 5 4 6 (3 players)
    BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $1.15, BB folds, UTG calls $1.15

    Turn: ($4.60) 9 (2 players)
    UTG checks, Hero bets $3, UTG raises to $17.42 and is all-in, Hero calls $14.42

    River: ($39.44) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)

    Results: $39.44 pot ($2.00 rake)
    Final Board: 5 4 6 9 J
    UTG showed 8 8 and lost (-$19.32 net)
    Hero mucked A K and won $37.44 ($18.12 net)

    #467126

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    Weekly review.

     

    My goals this week were suppose to have me reviewing these spots where I do 1/3 bets and see where it’s good and bad but due to lack of daily hand analsis I’ve made this very hard for myself by building up a load of hands from all my sessions and with so many of them I end up over thinking way too much.

    I am now part of the group special micro grinders and I can see from the first coaching session with Asimoso I myself need to start doing daily hand analsis where I look at my overall hands from the previous day and can mark down ones of interest and won’t have as many hands that need to be looked at based on my main goal. 

     

    My main goal this week is to do hand analsis each and every day. 

    sub goal 1 start tagging all the hands once the hand is over, I will mark down every hand I’ve played even those obvious hands which don’t need reviewing but once I get into the habit of this I will begin removing the obvious coolers and BB.

     

    sub goal 2, have a closer look at my hand range and I can see from stats I put into excel sheet for that coaching session I myself am a really tight player.

     

    sub goal 3, Keep these adjustments to a minimum and only do it when I’m in my A game because with this mew micro group grinders group I will be given advise from the coach and the likelyhood of him telling me to bluff is no, bluffing will be a short term plan one I use whilst my image is most nitty and it’s only done it’s spots I’m PFR, IP and have the obvious hand most days like an AQ B.Ch.B if river showed K.

    #467242

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    All that profit I made yesterday has been serverely damaged today as I’ve ended up reaching almost the entire stoploss in a matter of just 710 hands!

     

    This all kicked off when I ran into a reg I now know is far too aggressive and way more inclined to call than most regs. I lost 2 buy ins worth of cash against him and when I saw him make a very loose call from my Ch/R on river I did a Ch/R later as top 2 pair but this went poor because he had set. 2 big fish also lost me full stacks twice when in a 3bet pot I got AI as an over pair and ran into the rare better hand.

     

    I do feel very tilted with myself but whether this tilt is bad mistake tilt or sheer shock tilt I don’t know because based on my recent game I’ve figured out regs do fold so easily and I was expecting this one to do the same but I can see from results today he is was looser than most post flop and I’m thinking already adapt my game against this reg to a bluff catching game where I slow my monster hands and draws which I’ll Ch/R on flop.

     

    Looking back at this hand I realize already I misread the board which at the time I thought was an up down single card straight board

    SB: $1.42 (14.2 bb)
    BB: $4.78 (47.8 bb)
    MP: $9.43 (94.3 bb)
    Hero (CO): $12.35 (123.5 bb)
    BTN: $29.10 (291 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
    MP folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BTN raises to $0.80, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.55

    Flop: ($1.75) 3 5 6 (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN bets $0.52, Hero calls $0.52

    Turn: ($2.79) 7 (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN checks

    River: ($2.79) 3 (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN bets $1.95, Hero raises to $6.91, BTN calls $4.96

    Results: $16.61 pot ($1.38 rake)
    Final Board: 3 5 6 7 3
    Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$8.23 net)
    BTN showed K K and won $15.23 ($7 net)

    #467344

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    Today was another day of poor mistakes and a bad mental state, this time the mental state came from a chat I had on skype at the time and the poor mistakes came from triple barrell bluffing because although I was told in 1 on 1 coaching about doing a triple barrell bluff in some spots I myself need to minimise my double barrell bluffing spots first and at this moment in time the chances of regs folding a triple barrell bluff will be slim because they highly likely to fold weaker value hands on most turns knowing I’ve rarely double barrell bluffed.

    I can see my homework being a very big helping for my game because at this minute in time I’m not very good as the caller preflop, I will be preparing 5 hands in spots where I was caller in BB vs BTN and as punishment for 2 bad performances on the tables I will be doing this homework plus deep analysis of these two sessions tomorrow.

    Normally I would be having a total break on Wednesday but the only part of the break this week is my volenteering because it will help get rid of any stress I could have and will also provide me good exercise, the punishment itself begins once I return home.

    #467584

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    Following the recent poor performance on cash tables, I went back into a more cautious manner and lost a large portion of cash from non showdown.

     

    I did come out break even for the day  nearly all of this non showdown I lost was from the main session I will do a full evaluation of all the hands I failed to get into showdown and get an idea how it all was lost.

     

    #467702

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    Today I had another patch of tilt, I believe this tilt has been built up from the whole week and comfirms a big leak of mine. I’m awful as caller.

     

    I’m in two stages right now, I’m a player who can play very well as aggressor, I have an easy time reading the board, I have a good idea where my own hand is can put opponents on a hand range and have an easy time folding.

    Being the caller is what I find so hard, I can read the board ok but I have a very difficult time knowing where my own hand is and can’t give opponents a very good range and don’t know when to call and when to fold, the reason for all this is the micro players are so weak, they seem to be really polarized and my very own calling range feels too narrow.

     

    I’ve just been talking to myself through the mirror and when speaking to myself I felt as if it was time for me to get more aggressive, add some more bluffs into my range, 3bet more widely, value raise more widely, start calling draws with intent to raise as runner runner.

    In simple terms start being this mean bully who plays aggressively don’t show a single sign of weakness basically take maximum advantage of a crowd of sheer cowards who are not capable of raising. I will know to be careful against the big fish and aggresssive regs my aim of course is those I know give up so easily.

    The other thing about being very aggressive is my own mental poker mood is much more ambitious and motivated whereas being this player who does very limited aggression and is left Ch/F all the time gets me into this very boring mood and I get to the point where I can’t be arsed 

    #467711

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    I’ve had a good think about all this bluffing and have came up with a number of ways I do these bluff and will all come down to my own hole cards, the board dynamic and he opponents stats.

    When the board is dry, I consider hands like AK AQ AJ with 2 overs a great use of double barrell bluffing, I cbet just 1/3 pot on flop, this bet will be used as value more than bluff because this bet is never getting worse hands to fold, my plan is to extract a street of value from these loose calls and I do my cb bluff on turn if I’ve still got 2 overs.

    Staying with dry boards if my hand is a K high or worse, I will use a larger 60% cb on flop my intention here is to make my hand look good enough to pull a cb bluff and when called I Ch the unless I’ve made TP or runner runner draw. If I see the river I will do another bluff bet this will be similar size to the flop and used if I know the villian has a decent FR.

    On the more wetter boards I must have 2 overs or decent runner runner equity to cb and my intention here is to make a small cb of 1/3 and give up any turn unless my equity has improved well enough with a gut shot or the board brings an extremely  obvious scary card in the fold or a single card straight or a flush.

    #467813

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    Getting a cash prize of 3.5 buy ins normally means great but not today it didn’t because I needed a big help from the poker gods along the way to give me that luck in all the spots where I correctly go AI behind.

    This luck wasn’t the issue, the issue itself was I got so wound up with some fish and made a who host of costly mistakes.

     

    I could have tossed away possibly two even 3 buy ins worth of cash from these bad actions.

    On examples being a river call 72BB( 3xpot) as 2nd PP and this all came from the thought of calling both turn and river having checked flop.

    I lost a further  31.8 possibly even 104 in a spot where I mis read my hand when as 66 on board Q73 3 6 I B/AI thinking to myself I’m ahead of 77.

     

    I lose 50.4 BB in a spot where I incorrectly call a river shove as mid flush not for one second thinking the river has FH as well as flushes

    in an early session it’s debatable if I over folded MY AA When I went iso5bb. cb80%.cb80%27bb/F60BB on board Kc 9d 4c 9h, against a full stack I snap fold but vs this min raise I need to be ahead just 21% for a +EV call.

    I could be results orientated with the last hand because he did flash the bluff flush draw when I folded but the other 3 hands I know were huge folds.

     

    Q should I still look at this as a cooler where I lose just 49BB from bad play or does the stats of this player tell me it’s a seriously costly call?

     

    A I see it as costly mistake losing 100BB, I knew at the time of play action like this looked heavily like a slow played set, I give him a range QQ 77 and 33 the reason I went AI was I know he would have 77 and stupidly thought 66 was ahead of 77. If it was not for this silly thought of my 66 being ahead of 77 I’m cry folding this river because I can see from his stats he’s extremely weak the chance of trips in his range is almost zero. Smaller raises are cry called but the chance of him raising this big with a slow player over pair is almost zero he’s doing a bet like someone wanting to get maximum value from trips

    SB: $15.25 (152.5 bb)
    BB: $7.97 (79.7 bb)
    UTG: $24.48 (244.8 bb)
    MP: $11.96 (119.6 bb)
    CO: $10.20 (102 bb)
    Hero (BTN): $13.21 (132.1 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is BTN with 6 6
    UTG raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds

    Flop: ($0.95) 3 7 Q (2 players)
    UTG checks, Hero checks

    Turn: ($0.95) 3 (2 players)
    UTG checks, Hero bets $0.60, UTG calls $0.60

    River: ($2.15) 6 (2 players)
    UTG checks, Hero bets $1.72, UTG raises to $7.31, Hero raises to $12.21 and is all-in, UTG calls $4.90

    Results: $26.57 pot ($2.00 rake)
    Final Board: 3 7 Q 3 6
    UTG showed Q Q and won $24.57 ($11.36 net)
    Hero mucked 6 6 and lost (-$13.21 net)

    #467902

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    Normally I would be doing a weekly update today but having reached the stop loss again in a large part, thanks to another day of poor play including bad river calls. All I want really like to say about this week is it can fuck off.

     

    I might have the stats of a very nitty caller at the minute but I don’t give a shit, this nitty calling game is what stop me from making all these stupid calls, I’m not saying become this nit who rarely calls at all what I’m saying is keep my calls total nobs and do absolutely no ajustments unless I’ve got note he over values shit or pulls bluff, a table image like one of dick I saw constantly 3betting or the HUD stats showing he’s a maniac.

     

    Most the cash you win in poker comes from your own aggressive play My own aggressive game is good, a lot of what I will lose from aggressive play is gifting cash to those idiots who trap strength, I can’t deny over valuing and going a step too far with bluffing but that’s rare and is caused by tilt most times.

     

     

    That’s my tilt out now to get a decent sleep and I will start fresh and early next week.

    #468051

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    I can finally make a post about my day in an untilted manner as I have managed to finish today in that more calm and relaxed manner.

     

    I have used a selection of ways to help me get through this tilt. A lot of this tilt over the last week has came in part from the issue I have as caller so I set my goals this week around solving my leek as caller.

    I begun the day by creating a database showing all the BTN v BB hands which went to showdown I divided them into 3 groups based on when the villian single barrelled hands, double barrelled hands and when he didn’t cb flop at all. This itself provided me with a very clear picture of what hands I can expect to be in range on flop and which of those will continue on turn.

     

    When the first session started I played found my spots as caller easy, the vast majority of those spots saw me inflict some sort of aggression post flop since the majority of opponents did not cb.

     

    My second session of the day was one I spent on a selection of sites, I did begin on bet 365 I was going well until that levelling issue reg joined, I knew at that moment it was time to get up, I tried to play on 888 poker but the number of fish on that site seems to have died down so I moved all my cash over to party poker where I played for 87 minutes and once I saw that reg leave I switched back over to bet 365 where I played for the remainder of my session. One think I need to realize is this aggressive stuff I see done by bet 365 regs is nowhere near as servere as the aggression shown by those on party poker, I was bombarded with 3bets, stabs and probes non stop. When I did move back over to bet 365 my calling game was again played no problem.

    The only hand which came anywhere near to a difficult call was this AK hand thankfully that river bet never came but judging by my concern with calling the turn I should be having in mind the intention to fold any action I face on a blank river.

     

    Hero (SB): $13.75 (137.5 bb)
    BB: $10 (100 bb)
    UTG: $20.25 (202.5 bb)
    MP: $1.58 (15.8 bb)
    CO: $4.80 (48 bb)
    BTN: $17.91 (179.1 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with A K
    2 folds, CO raises to $0.20, BTN raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.75, BB folds, CO calls $0.60

    Flop: ($2.50) A 6 J (3 players)
    Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, CO folds

    Turn: ($5.50) A (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN bets $2.80, Hero calls $2.80

    River: ($11.10) 9 (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN checks

    Results: $11.10 pot ($0.92 rake)
    Final Board: A 6 J A 9
    Hero mucked A K and won $10.18 ($5.08 net)
    BTN showed A Q and lost (-$5.10 net)

    #468125

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    I am pleased to announce my poker motivation has been given a great boost today. because thanks to the lastest coaching session I will no longer have to use a random wider BB range vs btn since I have been told by the coach a more standard range I should use for defence in BB, my homework over the next week is one where I’m looking back at my database to place in excel 20 hands from spots where I make what is an incorrect extremely nitty fold.

     

    As usual volenteering is tomorrow therefore I have finished my session early and I feel like kicking myself because  I’ve wasted both cash and valuable hours of poker watching what I would saw was an awful remake of the film hellboy.

    Still I did get myself some hrs of poker and it went very good, best part being the fact the tables had very few regs just a fellow BPC crusher the session itself could have been good but a few bad beats towards the end cost me, still I was 1/2 buy in up which is good when I look back at all the horrific games I had last week.

     

    #468193

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    I was able to get some extra poker time in today as a cold kept me away from the volenteering I normally do on Wednesday. This common cold proved a problem in my first poker session of the day because after doing the homework I went onto the cash tables and was beginning to feel sluggish therefore quit just 45 minutes into the session.

    I had a snooze then returned to the cash tables where I managed to play for my whole main session. It didn’t start the best of manners when facing a RAI of 67BB I make a loose call as AK on board Ad 8d 5s, the opponent himself was 82/43 R40 but what wasn’t shown is the fact the majority of these were MR making this raise itself a lot more rare and I should add in the fact it was 4 way.

    This was the one and only bad call when not long after this hand I was in for a shock by getting bluff MR by a fish, usually I’m MR on flop I will call even if it’s 2ndPP but when I know a short stack is already AI I did feel more inclined to fold because I don’t even expect fish to MR much when the pot has another player AI so on board K74 I B/F JJ.

    My disapline continued when I annoyingly but happily folded some decent hands on flush completed rivers and might have even over folded, BTN raise pre and both me and BB called, I was in SB at the time with QJ the BB had donk flop and cb turn as QJ I should have raised turn but opted to call knowing the board Jh 3d Jc 5h is so dry, but facing almost pot size on the river K I as QJ opt to fold but I can see on note caddy he over values bad hands ie pot bet KJ on river K Q 6 3 3. I myself needed 32% to call the river and when I give him 33 AJ- JT and J9s It will give me the equity needed to make a +EV cry call an I myself know he will have more Jxs combos

    #468281

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    At the end of my session today I am gonna be left disappointed with myself thinking I lost value by betting and raising my value hands incorrectly. It begun when as JJ I R.Ch/C.ch/MR.cb 1/2pot on board A84 J 4 OOP, what happens vil avoids losing an extra 48BB.

    The second spot where value might have been lost is not so much bad play it’s more a question of if fish was too scared to call or maybe blocker betting, as AT I R/CMR.R on flop AT6 then he donks 1/2pot on turn and as top 2 pair IRAI 3x and he happens to fold. If I called his turn donk would he have cb river?

     

    I had another spot similar to the last one this time I R as A7, on flop AK4 the donkey cb pot size on turn and as turned 2 pair and he folds, like the last one as I’m IP and the board is so dry maybe a call on the turn would have been best, allow him to continue his donkeyness on the river and if he Ch river I will shove for the last 23BB, the majority of worse hands that call turn AI are calling a river AI anyway so their is not much value to be lost their.

     

    The biggest fold of the night came in a spot where I myself made big mistakes being so lost and confused, I call this reg as JJ and on flop 863 we both Ch, the weird thing is when the 2s comes on turn he does a bet 2x pot I as JJ do a MR thinking to myself WTF surely this is shit he then reraised 2x and I as JJ go AI do I lose no I end up taking the pot down on the turn seeing him fold his last 36BB and the only thing I can say their is I’m very lucky but what ever he had must have been total shit.

     

    SB: $10.93 (109.3 bb)
    BB: $10.78 (107.8 bb)
    UTG: $10.85 (108.5 bb)
    MP: $10.53 (105.3 bb)
    CO: $11.51 (115.1 bb)
    Hero (BTN): $12.55 (125.5 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is BTN with J J
    UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, CO folds, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds

    Flop: ($0.75) 3 6 8 (2 players)
    MP checks, Hero checks

    Turn: ($0.75) 2 (2 players)
    MP bets $1.40, Hero raises to $2.80, MP raises to $6.60, Hero raises to $10.40, MP folds

    Results: $13.95 pot ($1.16 rake)
    Final Board: 3 6 8 2
    MP mucked and lost (-$6.90 net)
    Hero mucked J J and won $12.79 ($5.89 net)

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