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October 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm #168531
Helllllllloooooo All! My name is Tim. I am 30 years old and live in New Jersey, USA. Currently i am in Colombia visiting my soon to be wifey named Carolina. She was an au pair in America 4 years ago and we dated for a bit but then she came back here to her country. We reconnected last December and Ive spent 6 months here in this country. I have to say this……there are women lurking around here, even in the smallest of towns, that are some of the most gorgeous women alive! No lies, Colombian women are just amazing. The country itself is ok’ish too lol
My poker story
I’ve been playing poker recreationally for about 15 years. I’m was always one of those lazy wanna be fishes that would pick a every book, read it, and think I was Phil fucking Ivey. It makes me laugh just thinking about it, like reading words would just magically make me awesome……little did I know how much work was actually involved.
Everybody knows about black friday and the how the USA goverment fucked everyone up right? Well, about 2 years ago, my great home state of New Jersey managed to become just the 3rd state out of 50 to legalize online poker. The player pool is limited to people who are physically in the state of New Jersey so what this did was create a massive pool of fish with very little pros. The sites are the equivilent or better than the poker sites of the 2000-2002 era of online poker. After being a cardrunner member for many years, i opted to get a poker coach and actually take this shit very very seriously for the first time in my life. Things were going ok but here is the problem…….being told what is right and what is wrong is NOT learning! Books can do that, videos can do that…….and this is why I struggled for so long. I simply didnt know HOW to learn, HOW to improve, HOW to evaluate my play……it was very difficult.
I bought tons of courses from Gordon on my last trip to colombia, NO BS 6Max, double yours 6max winrate, crushing fish 2015, the heads up course, 3bet pots…….Im a sucker for learning and improving. Eventually after being coached for about 1.5 years, and with gordons courses engrained in my brain…… I decided to turn pro in June of 2015. I did well my first month and made 2,500 USD, then in July of 2015 I made 7,000 USD. I was doing great and being a boss, feeling good, crushing souls, eatting babies etc etc. In august I returned to colombia and put my poker “career” on hold since most poker sites arent very friendly to USA residents and its extremely hard to even trust them. So after a month of not playing, I deposited $100 through an account in my girlfriends name and started playing $5NL on stars…..and LOSING. I swear, I went from crushing $200NL in usa to not being able to beat fucking $5NL on stars?! What the fuck! I kept trying to adjust to the games and play totally different and nothing was working….I just couldnt win. All the knowledge I had in my head was just useless, lines didnt work, people floating like mofo, and I just leveled myself every step of the way, complicating everything way more than needed. I forgot the cardinal fucking rule of poker………just make money!!! I let my ego totally fuck me up and get in the way. It did do some good though, it made me realize that even as a winning player….I still am a donkey. I have so much to learn, so much that I can take advantage of now, and I was just a lazy arrogant idiot. Then I got an email saying that FINALLY, BPC’s coaching for profits program is accepting USA players…..wooohooo!! I sat here emailing BPC back and forth asking a million questions, driving them crazy probably and I just decided to say fuck it and accept the challenge. I dont care if its 10,000 in the micro program or the 60,000 in the crusher program……Just want to get my hands dirty and start crushing. I return to the USA on November 1st and thats when I will start destroying people with BPC in my corner, but for now, I have officially entered the coaching for profits program and my new journey begins today!
Why I want to join CFP?
Like I said in my mini novel above, being told what to do is not learning. I can know exactly what do almost all the time and that’ll work fine for awhile, but knowing WHY, HOW, WHEN, vs WHO etc…..that’s what will make me a beast. After buying several courses, I love the style of teaching that BPC offers as it is based on WHY you are doing certain things vs certain people or actions. I love the NO BS approach, and I love that the focus is squarely on making MONEY. Having a great community that will offer support and people that are on a similar path will be a huge part of any success I will have going forward. Its also a huge bonus to actually be able to be a part of somebody else’s journey and eventually being able to help them.October 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm #168558
That was supposed to be Russian in the title, not German haha, fucking it up already! LEGENDARY 😉October 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm #168735
Alright, today I am starting to get my hands dirty with the course. Definitely has me thinking about things and the way I had approached the game overall before. I’ve been watching these vids for about 4 hours now and surprisingly haven’t seen a single hand of poker and that is just very very impressive to me. It definitely sets the tone for what is important and what is not when it comes to making money at this game. I was expecting to watch some videos and then go play for a few hours or something similiar to the courses that are sold but thats not the case and Im happy about that 🙂 Going to spend the rest of my day not playing, just thinking about things and working with the HUD a bit to try and get used to it.October 16, 2015 at 9:19 pm #168936
Today is day 2 of my CFP journey and day 1 of my first 10k hand “challenge”. The task of course is to implement and get used to the ranges that were given and keep the mindset coaching in focus while doing it. It was a bit overwhelming at first because its not like changing one or two things and tweaking this or that, its changing EVERYTHING at once lol. Atleast for me it is. So I opted to take it slowly instead of just popping open 4 zoom tables and hitting the 10k today, I started with 2 regular tables then went to one regular one zoom, then two zoom, then two zoom one reg and finally settled on two zoom and two regular tables once I was comfortable knowing what to do. Of course I missed some spots but I think i did pretty well. I feel very comfortable knowing the ranges for open raising and even the 3bet/4bet ranges for some positions but that will certainly be an ongoing process especially for the more polarized ranges that include a lot of bluffs with obscure hands. Its a journey!! Wont happen overnight but Ill get there.
I also tried my best to stick to the “standard lines” as best as possible because thats what they asked for. There were many many many occasions where I wanted to check behind but forced myself to bet that river or bluff the turn etc because doing things the way I wanted got me here lol,. The most important thing was when I wasnt sure what to do….i just bet. Fuck it!
So as far as the session went, the day started shitty as hell….I woke up 2 hours early because I knew my plan as far as only playing 2 tables at first then progessing and of course….the fucking internet was out!!! That shit tilts me so hardcore you have no idea. Thankfully, i wont have to deal with it for long but the one thing I hate about colombia is the damn internet. So it finally came back like 4 hours later and I started playing and I played really really bad post flop. Its definitely my biggest leak right now, I just cant regain the discipline that I once had. I make the dumbest river calls knowing I beat nothing at all but I want to see his hand. Its retarded shit. Then of course you have those days where your monsters are getting eaten by bigger monsters and it gets to a point where you just expect to lose…then you DO. I was tilted pretty bad during the session and was going to just stop but in the course it says dont worry about winning while doing this, just focus on following the ranges so I kept on trucking.
I was down over 7 buyins until I finally got my shit together mentally and think I finally found something resembling my A game. Hands started holding and momentum was my friend and the final hour and a half of play I made it all back to finish break even. Thats a win in my books!October 17, 2015 at 2:12 pm #169056
Day 3 of CFP:
Woke up at 4am so I could get in a few hours before the weekend plans. Unfortunately, this weekend was already slotted for certain activities like packing and traveling so Im kind of screwed as far as playing. Had the dentist at 730 and will have a 2 hour bus ride to the city in order to finish up some other business here since me and my wifey are leaving soon. My goal is still to finish the 10k hands before coaching on Tuesday so that might require an epic 20 hour grind session lol
Today’s play was much more streamlined, tried not to look at the chart a million times, instead if I was unsure I acted and then looked to see if I was right…..then I realized how retarded that is. Seriously, all they are asking me to do is look at a chart and play the hands and I overcomplicate it……Definitely missed some BTN and SB spots and need to hit 100% from now on or Ill probably have to re-do the 10k hands.
I remember in one of the videos gordon was mocking the people who say they can follow the instructions and that theyre different and now I see why, cuz I was one of those and look at me doing dumb shit lol. SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE.
Anyways, was up 4.5 buyins early then had some overpairs vs overpairs and just standard stuff, nothing to really do. The great news is there wasnt really any spew today and I feel really comfortable now. Anyways, I hope to play more tonight but for now this it…off to the city…..October 18, 2015 at 1:46 pm #169181
Home late, woke up really early to get some hands in. Really frustrating day….Just didnt win any big pots, only 1 pot in 1770 hands over 100bb, 2nd highest was 65 bbs……not gonna be a good day when that happens. Ran well under EV and lots of coolers. After reviewing, I only see one hand with 10bb spew on the river, the rest are pretty standard.
Very comfortable with the ranges now, getting used to everything, memorizing them. Added a 3rd table of zoom today because of it and just sucks that postflop isnt cooperating. I did notice that I am using the incorrect lines in multiway pots, using the standard heads up lines and have to work on that.
Started tilting towards the end of the session, hit a stretch right after getting back to even where it was just cooler cooler cooler or getting to the river and having it come 4 to the flush or straight. Iunno why i let the shit get to me, but I felt it and cant be having that once im playing my regular stakes.
Anyways, tomorrow will be a regular day for me but for today me and the wifey are again taking that 2 hour bus ride to the city so she can have a farewell lunch with some of her friends.
Countdown to USA: 14 Days
So my goal of finishing the first 10k hand challenge by Tuesday should be a successful one after getting up early these past 2 days to make sure I played. So far I have 5,660 hands and with tomorrow being a regular day, I should finish it up.October 19, 2015 at 12:47 pm #169379
4AM start, 3k hands to go for today and needed this break……playing absolutely terrible. TERRIBLE. It really has me questioning my past and what ive accomplished because this is just pitiful. Its not even about the money because Im playing stakes where the money isnt important at all, its just how bad im playing and want to fucking win. Maybe its just the low sleep catching up with me but playing like this ill be retiring to a cozy box underneath a bridge still in the CFP program lol. Gonna knock out these 3k hands and then hit the damn reset button.October 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm #169479
Im a fucking asshole, seriously. Completely mis applied the standard lines…. I re-read the NOBS postflop part during my lil break and guess what? Yesterday I realized I was using the multiway lines wrong and today I realized the same about cbetting. Im just a fucking asshole. Simple simple simple and yet I somehow mess it up.
So basically if you look at the chart….rock bottom was my break, then I came back and fucking destroyed. Flop cbet dropped from 83 to 61, THATS how bad I was fucking it up. Even while being ultra aggro with cbetting, i felt it wasnt right but was just following it but then of course my discovery that I was fucking it up this entire time. Gordon gonna eat my soul if I do this shit with my coach.
Also, completed my 10k hands!!! YESSSS!!! Gotta get them uploaded and look forward to the first group coaching tomorrow 🙂
Down almost 9 buyins before regrouping and correcting…..finished up a little over a buyin….October 20, 2015 at 8:27 pm #169632
Finally a decent day. Continuing from yesterday with regards to the cbetting….makes a huge difference postflop for obvious reasons. Just the amount of marginal situations that it keeps you out of is so huge. Really lets you focus on the low hanging fruits.
Had the group coaching today and it was pretty cool. Theres a lot more americans on here than I realized, none from the legal sites though as far as I can tell. Asked about standard lines postflop and gordon said that in the intermediate youre allowed to deviate if you have a reason so thats cool but with the new HUD that wont be happening until I get back home. I just dont have a big enough database to utilize the new HUD.
Play today was solid for the most part. After my break I definitely started reverting to the old 2nd pair is the nuts mentality and gave away a lot of big blinds lol. Retarded shit of course but I think its the demon inside all of us….wanting to fight for the money, wanting to win. Ironic that its that very demon that makes most of us struggle.
Here is todays graph and yes I ran way above EV but my 4 biggest hands were all flush over flush losses so the EV can go F itself….
12 days left to the USA!!!
Tomorrow is a 2 hour ride to the city first thing in the AM for doctor tests then a farewell party for my wifey since today is her last day of work.
Thursday is just packing and getting everything ready…I should be able to play a bit.
Friday is hopefully the last day in this town and we will be heading to her families house which is a 12 hour bus ride….fuck my life.
Ill be there until November 1st when I head home. So with this schedule Im not sure how often Ill be able to play but Im going to try everything I possibly can since I need 20k hands in order to advance to the next chapter in the course.
My target date for full time grinding is November 3rd so until then Ill be scraping whatever I can.October 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm #169639
Week 1 Summary:
Still a fish.October 21, 2015 at 1:58 am #169678
SB 78.89 Ah2d Guess: 75
BB 21.11 KsQs Error: 3.89
SB 08.18 Ts6d Guess: 8
BB 91.82 JdTh Error: 0.18
SB 19.29 As9d Guess: 20
BB 80.71 ThTc Error: 0.71
SB 64.39 9s9c Guess: 80
BB 35.61 AhKc Error: 15.61
SB 10.51 AdAh Guess: 8
BB 89.49 TdTh Error: 2.51
SB 29.90 QcJc Guess: 25
BB 70.10 AsTs Error: 4.9
SB 66.97 AdKs Guess: 70
BB 33.03 6s4s Error: 3.03
SB 16.87 8d7d Guess: 12
BB 83.13 9s2s Error: 4.87
SB 69.70 9s8s Guess: 92
BB 30.30 AdAh Error: 22.3
SB 76.06 KhKc Guess: 77
BB 23.94 AsTd Error: 0.94
SB 25.00 QdQs Guess: 22
BB 75.00 As2c Error: 3.0
SB 76.06 KhKc Guess: 75
BB 23.94 AsTd Error: 1.06
SB 33.28 Ac7d Guess: 14
BB 66.72 7h5h Error: 19.28
SB 09.09 Ts9d Guess: 8
BB 90.91 KsJh Error: 1.09
SB 47.42 AsQh Guess: 60
BB 52.58 9s8s Error: 7.42
SB 70.40 As2s Guess: 75
BB 29.60 Jd8h Error: 4.6
SB 18.38 5h4d Guess: 20
BB 81.62 2d2c Error: 1.62
SB 32.42 AsAc Guess: 25
BB 67.58 6d5d Error: 7.42
SB 51.67 Ad9c Guess: 60
BB 48.33 KdKs Error: 8.33
SB 38.69 8h8s Guess: 40
BB 61.31 AdAc Error: 1.31
SB 78.54 Ac2c Guess: 80
BB 21.46 5d4d Error: 1.46
SB 86.36 AcTs Guess: 95
BB 13.64 Tc3s Error: 8.64
SB 36.31 QcJc Guess: 40
BB 63.69 Ah5s Error: 3.69
SB 66.52 Ad9h Guess: 75
BB 33.48 Qc8s Error: 8.48
SB 34.65 QsJs Guess: 33
BB 65.35 AdKd Error: 1.65
SB 24.44 AhKc Guess: 22
BB 75.56 9c8c Error: 2.44
SB 25.96 8d5d Guess: 24
BB 74.04 Qs5s Error: 1.96
SB 66.16 AhAs Guess: 55
BB 33.84 KdQd Error: 11.16
SB 68.18 Kd5h Guess: 70
BB 31.82 Qs6d Error: 1.82
SB 34.44 3d3c Guess: 30
BB 65.56 AsTs Error: 4.44
SB 20.45 Kc3d Guess: 16
BB 79.55 6d4d Error: 4.45
SB 86.87 AcQc Guess: 92
BB 13.13 Ad4d Error: 5.13
SB 68.18 Kd5h Guess: 72
BB 31.82 Qs6d Error: 3.82
SB 76.21 Ah2h Guess: 80
BB 23.79 KdQd Error: 3.79
SB 64.70 8d7d Guess: 85
BB 35.30 7s6s Error: 20.3
SB 43.55 AhKd Guess: 54
BB 56.45 JdJh Error: 2.45
SB 71.41 AhKd Guess: 76
BB 28.59 JcTc Error: 4.59
SB 48.08 AsKh Guess: 55
BB 51.92 6d5c Error: 3.08
SB 43.18 QdJd Guess: 54
BB 56.82 8d8h Error: 2.82
SB 45.96 6s5s Guess: 48
BB 54.04 KcJc Error: 2.04
SB 86.57 Td7d Guess: 85
BB 13.43 Kh4c Error: 1.57
SB 65.15 8s5s Guess: 52
BB 34.85 QsJc Error: 13.15
SB 52.83 9h9s Guess: 52
BB 47.17 Ad8d Error: 0.83
SB 76.21 Ah2h Guess: 78
BB 23.79 KdQd Error: 1.79
SB 58.89 JdJs Guess: 56
BB 41.11 7d5d Error: 2.89
SB 58.18 JdJs Guess: 56
BB 41.82 Ad2d Error: 2.18
SB 53.94 8d8c Guess: 58
BB 46.06 Ts9s Error: 4.06
SB 49.19 5d5c Guess: 50
BB 50.81 KsQs Error: 0.81
SB 12.53 AcTd Guess: 9
BB 87.47 Kd2h Error: 3.53
SB 63.03 Td9d Guess: 72
BB 36.97 AsKs Error: 8.97
SB 76.16 Qc2d Guess: 76
BB 23.84 8c7s Error: 0.16
SB 36.97 7s6d Guess: 33
BB 63.03 KdQd Error: 3.97
SB 50.00 8d5h Guess: 68
BB 50.00 Tc9c Error: 18.0
SB 29.49 As7c Guess: 36
BB 70.51 JcJd Error: 6.51
SB 77.27 KcQc Guess: 80
BB 22.73 4h4s Error: 2.73
SB 29.55 QdJd Guess: 26
BB 70.45 Ts4h Error: 3.55
Average error: 5.12
Some of this was pretty surprising. Gonna be doing a bunch of these this week during our running aroundOctober 23, 2015 at 4:24 pm #170078
Some homework since playing isnt possible…..
SB: $2.55 (51 bb)
Hero (BB): $9.93 (198.6 bb)
UTG: $5.83 (116.6 bb)
MP: $8.06 (161.2 bb)
CO: $5 (100 bb)
BTN: $5.20 (104 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BB with 3 3
4 folds, SB completes, Hero raises to $0.16, SB raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $9.93 and is all-in, SB calls $2.15 and is all-in
Flop: ($5.10) 4 3 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
Turn: ($5.10) 8 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
River: ($5.10) 4 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
Results: $5.10 pot ($0.21 rake)
Final Board: 4 3 9 8 4
SB showed T T and lost (-$2.55 net)
Hero showed 3 3 and won $4.89 ($2.34 net)
If hes only 9% and is never folding anything to a shove then this play is pretty terrible. Im hoping for a flip vs a fish and thats not necessary. Better to give him the 2.5BB and wait for a better spot
SB: $2.29 (45.8 bb)
BB: $5.21 (104.2 bb)
UTG: $4.97 (99.4 bb)
MP: $3.24 (64.8 bb)
CO: $6.01 (120.2 bb)
Hero (BTN): $5.33 (106.6 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9 9
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, SB raises to $2.29 and is all-in, BB folds, Hero calls $2.19
Flop: ($4.63) K 9 J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($4.63) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($4.63) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $4.63 pot ($0.19 rake)
Final Board: K 9 J 3 T
SB showed A T and lost (-$2.29 net)
Hero showed 9 9 and won $4.44 ($2.15 net)
With only 38 hands on the villian its hard to come up with a range but given his stack size and him shoving ALL-IN I can comfortably say 10% seems fair. I think thats even a bit tight but for 50BB vs a likely fish I am never folding nines. I think I would stack off AT+, 77+, KQ.
After running the allin analysis, nices are an instant call and most of the range I came up with. 77+, AK. Even though KQ has 40% equity, its not enough here since he shoved. Good call anyway.
SB: $3.42 (68.4 bb)
BB: $7.63 (152.6 bb)
Hero (UTG): $9.87 (197.4 bb)
MP: $5 (100 bb)
CO: $5.09 (101.8 bb)
BTN: $3.90 (78 bb)
Preflop: Hero is UTG with T T
Hero raises to $0.16, 2 folds, BTN raises to $3.90 and is all-in, 2 folds, Hero calls $3.74
Flop: ($7.87) 8 4 T (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($7.87) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($7.87) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $7.87 pot ($0.33 rake)
Final Board: 8 4 T 7 5
Hero showed T T and won $7.54 ($3.64 net)
BTN showed J 7 and lost (-$3.90 net)
Interesting spot, only 12 hands on the villian so Ill stick with the standard I go by of 10% range, not sure if this is “average” or not. Given his stack size and his random donkey play of just shoving in 80bb+ Ill call with the same range as above…. 77+, AT+….not KQ.
From the result, you can see his range was way wider so this was a good call.
Hero (SB): $7.79 (155.8 bb)
BB: $7.54 (150.8 bb)
UTG: $2.07 (41.4 bb)
MP: $7.18 (143.6 bb)
CO: $6.29 (125.8 bb)
BTN: $8.86 (177.2 bb)
Preflop: Hero is SB with Q K
UTG raises to $0.15, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.15, Hero raises to $0.68, BB folds, UTG raises to $2.07 and is all-in, BTN folds, Hero calls $1.39
Flop: ($4.34) 2 J 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($4.34) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($4.34) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $4.34 pot ($0.18 rake)
Final Board: 2 J 6 8 J
Hero showed Q K and lost (-$2.07 net)
UTG showed Q Q and won $4.16 ($2.09 net)
Preflop mistake of not realizing his stack size. Once I get here and im getting 2:1, I have to call without thinking but do I think Im good here? I dont think so, his position and his action indicates atleast some strength. Its a standard line unlike the hands we saw above and If we were 100BB deep this would be a snap fold for me.
His range: 6%….77+, AJs+, AQ
Profitable Call: Wow, these results surprised me. Given the great pot odds we are getting, it is profitable to call very very wide here….18%! Consider me amazed.
Hero (SB): $6.09 (121.8 bb)
BB: $1.55 (31 bb)
UTG: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
MP: $9.49 (189.8 bb)
CO: $7.65 (153 bb)
BTN: $5.12 (102.4 bb)
Preflop: Hero is SB with Q A
4 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BB raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $1.76, BB calls $1.15
Flop: ($3.10) 9 6 8 (2 players)
Turn: ($3.10) 4 (2 players)
River: ($3.10) 3 (2 players)
Results: $3.10 pot ($0.13 rake)
Final Board: 9 6 8 4 3
Hero showed Q A and lost (-$1.55 net)
BB showed A K and won $2.97 ($1.42 net)
SB vs BB, I think his range is pretty wide, lets say 16% including all pairs, all suited aces, AT+, KTs+, KJ+.
He’ll call with any of his aces, pairs, and some kings like KQs…..
Its profitable to shove here with pretty much any two according to ALL in Equity. But if we assume that he is never folding here then our range would need to be 55+, AT+
SB: $10.49 (209.8 bb)
BB: $5 (100 bb)
UTG: $5.27 (105.4 bb)
MP: $5 (100 bb)
CO: $7.79 (155.8 bb)
Hero (BTN): $5.13 (102.6 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q A
2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50, 2 folds, CO raises to $1.57, Hero raises to $5.13 and is all-in, CO calls $3.56
Flop: ($10.33) 3 T J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($10.33) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($10.33) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $10.33 pot ($0.43 rake)
Final Board: 3 T J 2 4
CO showed K A and won $9.90 ($4.77 net)
Hero showed Q A and lost (-$5.13 net)
3 bet is standard but when we get 4bet here, this is one of those lion fights that were better off avoiding. No matter how we think about it, calling here or even folding is the best play. 5 bet shoving is just horrible because were never ever ever getting called by worse from this villain and at best we hope to be flipping. Its a terrible play.
Range wise, Lets give him 6% to include some bluffs …
Wow again, I was way wrong. Its profitable to shove any two here suprisingly. If he is only calling with QQ+, AK then any two is profitable. If we widen this to JJ and AQs then we’re still doing very good with .57 equity.
If we tighten his 4bet range from 6 down to 4 then AQs becomes a close fold. Interesting.October 26, 2015 at 4:59 pm #170475
So the travelling part is over thank god, I am now in Sogamoso Colombia…..a much nicer town than I was in previously so Im happy about that. This time next week I will be back in the USA!!! Getting amped!! 😀
Ive been hopping on and off the pc to play 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there etc etc, as much as I possibly can trying to complete 20k hands before leaving and currently I have 10k so maybe Ill start cutting the sleep hours down to get it done much like the last time. I cant wait to just get home and get to grinding! Seriously, Im so fucking excited to get going.
I definitely feel like Im getting there with this new approach. Im getting much more comfortable just letting hands go and ironically my redline is killer so Im interested to see how the overall gameplan develops. My main issue as far as putting together some solid results is because when I spew, its not for 8bb on the river…..its for stacks lol. Gotta cut that shit out.
How to fix things going forward? Well, until I get a coach, Im just going to focus on playing the turn better and having a plan for the river.
Focus for the next 10k hands…
BB, SB, BTN preflop 3b/4b/CC ranges
Allin Preflop Equity
Basic stat exploitationOctober 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm #170638
So today I was playing GREAT! Had my A game flowing, was crushing it and feeling good. Took a break, came back, and in the first 60 hands, I flopped 3 straights (2 nuts) which all lost, aces lost 2 x, and ran kings into aces but the one that made me rage quit? I flopped top 2 pair on a 895 board….get 70bb allin vs a fish and he flips q7….runner runner queens for the w. Im not one of those conspiracy theory preachers and don’t believe any bit of it but when you run like this in a period of 60 hands……it just seems so unrealistic and makes me want to slit my fucking wrists.
Fuck you! Tomorrow is another day. Weekly update is below, today killed the results…
Still a fucking fish. 😡
Thoughts on the CFP Program so far….
Not really sure. Im two weeks in a have yet to talk to a coach but that might be a good thing? I am learning all new ranges and plays and lines and creating for myself a new mindset of how to approach the game so in some way not having a coach right now is great because it gives me the space to develop all of this…..on the other hand I want it to be confirmed whether or not im heading in the right direction with everything? Its a weird spot to be in and not sure how to feel about it.
I like having the goals that I need to accomplish before moving on or before doing something else……it keeps you heading towards the light but at the same time it makes me want to rush it along which is counter productive but will build upon my discipline.
My final day of playing here in colombia will be Saturday then Im flying back to USA Sunday and will be crushing souls on Tuesday!! I will give one final update on saturdayOctober 29, 2015 at 7:36 pm #170973
SB: $5.80 (116 bb)
Hero (BB): $14.42 (288.4 bb)
UTG: $5.54 (110.8 bb)
MP: $5.30 (106 bb)
CO: $0.75 (15 bb)
BTN: $2.51 (50.2 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BB with A T
3 folds, BTN raises to $0.15, SB calls $0.13, Hero raises to $0.70, BTN raises to $2.51 and is all-in, SB folds, Hero calls $1.81
Flop: ($5.17) 5 9 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($5.17) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($5.17) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $5.17 pot ($0.21 rake)
Final Board: 5 9 3 5 T
Hero showed A T and won $4.96 ($2.45 net)
BTN showed K Q and lost (-$2.51 net)
Standard squeeze spot for me. To be honest, I would have snap folded this before doing these exercises but after doing them….easy call.
Giving him a range of 55+, Ats+, AJ+, KJs+ which is roughly 8% and I think a decent range given his position and short stack…..the call with AT here was very good. A8s+, K9s+, Q9s+ etc…..Good call
SB: $20.33 (406.6 bb)
BB: $12.31 (246.2 bb)
UTG: $1.49 (29.8 bb)
MP: $5 (100 bb)
CO: $16.44 (328.8 bb)
Hero (BTN): $6.35 (127 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BTN with T A
UTG raises to $1.49 and is all-in, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.49, 2 folds
Flop: ($3.05) Q 5 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($3.05) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($3.05) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $3.05 pot ($0.13 rake)
Final Board: Q 5 2 K J
UTG showed J 3 and lost (-$1.49 net)
Hero showed T A and won $2.92 ($1.43 net)
Shortstack open shoves from UTG for 30bb…….I hate my call here and hated it when I made it. I can reasonably call a shove from the SB or the BB and to risk 30bb and be unable to continue is just bad. If I was the BB I would call no problem and I think hand vs hand equity wise it will be ok but I think position makes this a fold…
Wrong again…….AT offsuit is a fold even vs the 16% range I gave the villian. If we widen this to include more suited broadways we can certainly justify it as a call….I am just not good enough to evaluate a shortstackers range well enough to know if 16% is too wide or tight. Vs a 16% range that open shoves, the calling range would be 55+, AJ+
SB: $5 (100 bb)
BB: $3.44 (68.8 bb)
Hero (UTG): $5.67 (113.4 bb)
MP: $12.08 (241.6 bb)
CO: $5.59 (111.8 bb)
BTN: $5.84 (116.8 bb)
Preflop: Hero is UTG with 7 7
Hero raises to $0.16, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $5.67 and is all-in, BB calls $2.94 and is all-in
Flop: ($6.90) A Q 8 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
Turn: ($6.90) 4 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
River: ($6.90) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)
Results: $6.90 pot ($0.29 rake)
Final Board: A Q 8 4 T
BB showed J J and won $6.61 ($3.17 net)
Hero showed 7 7 and lost (-$3.44 net)
Shortstack maniac playing 68/44 with a 26 3bet…..The range given here for his 3bet will be tighter based on me opening UTG but ill still keep it very wide at 20%. I think he will call very wide with 10% of hands aswell so going by these ranges, I can profitably shove here with 23% of hands which puts 77 well within that range. This is a good shove based on those ranges but if we tighten up his calling range to 6% then we can shove even wider based on fold equity. If we losen the calling range to 16% then we must tighten up but 77 is still a good shove here.
I totally thought the opposite! I had the mindset that the wider he’ll call, the wider we should shove for value. Lesson learned.
SB: $2.36 (47.2 bb)
Hero (BB): $5.69 (113.8 bb)
UTG: $7.96 (159.2 bb)
MP: $9.58 (191.6 bb)
CO: $5.13 (102.6 bb)
BTN: $5.29 (105.8 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BB with 9 9
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.15, 2 folds, SB raises to $2.36 and is all-in, Hero raises to $5.69, MP folds
Flop: ($4.87) K 2 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($4.87) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($4.87) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $4.87 pot ($0.20 rake)
Final Board: K 2 2 J 4
SB showed K J and won $4.67 ($2.31 net)
Hero showed 9 9 and won $0.00 (-$2.36 net)
Open shove from the SB into my99 in the BB….snap call for me given his 47BB stack and his fishy move. Even vs a tight 6% range, this is pretty much even, Given his player type though, I think its an easy call.
Hero (SB): $5.06 (101.2 bb)
BB: $5 (100 bb)
UTG: $5.50 (110 bb)
MP: $5.72 (114.4 bb)
CO: $1.85 (37 bb)
BTN: $8.98 (179.6 bb)
Preflop: Hero is SB with A J
2 folds, CO raises to $0.10, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BB folds, CO raises to $0.90, Hero raises to $2.54, CO calls $0.95 and is all-in
Flop: ($3.75) 4 7 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($3.75) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($3.75) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $3.75 pot ($0.16 rake)
Final Board: 4 7 3 Q 8
Hero showed A J and lost (-$1.85 net)
CO showed K A and won $3.59 ($1.74 net)
Standard 3bet from the SB but his half stack 4bet shows a lot of strength considering his stack size. Even if I give him TT+, AK I still have to fold here. I dont think he is ever bluffing or doing this with something like KJ…I think he would shove those. This is a bad call. ALLIN says Ajo has just 28% equity here….OUCH.
SB: $5 (100 bb)
BB: $4.30 (86 bb)
UTG: $3.85 (77 bb)
MP: $5 (100 bb)
Hero (CO): $5 (100 bb)
BTN: $1.98 (39.6 bb)
Preflop: Hero is CO with J J
UTG raises to $0.15, MP calls $0.15, Hero raises to $0.70, 3 folds, UTG raises to $3.85 and is all-in, MP folds, Hero calls $3.15
Flop: ($7.92) J T 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($7.92) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($7.92) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $7.92 pot ($0.33 rake)
Final Board: J T 6 3 K
UTG showed A J and lost (-$3.85 net)
Hero showed J J and won $7.59 ($3.74 net)
I squeeze an UTG raiser and MP caller from the CO because I dont want to go 5 way to the flop but then the UTG raiser shoves allin. My initial thought was to fold but given his stack size and the money already in the pot, I thought Id be getting the right price. Since he is shoving into 2 people, I will give him a range of JJ+, AK, Aqs. Given that range it is a close fold. Adding even one extra hand to his range, maybe Aqo or TT would make this a call. Considering he showed up with Ajo….this is a good call, but a bad call based off the range I would have given him.
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