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August 22, 2020 at 3:43 pm #520493
Not at home tonight so I decided to check if there was action in the early afternoon. Not to many tables running, but at least 3 tables had 1 or more fish, so let’s give it a shot.
I ran hot today, I don’t think I lost any pot I invested 10bb+.
-kept focus, always a danger to get on a “hot” tilt
-got some solid reads on players, for instance 1 player always bluffed river when the turn got checked (got his stack in the end)
-attacked the auto profit spots
-skipped the boards that looked like cbets, but where I wasn’t drawing that good
-was aware of position of villain when defender
-all in all I feel I was in the zone
-had to reset mind when I noticed I was still running a hand in my head that was past. You can’t undo plays, so don’t waste time during a session on it.
-First was aiming to play only 1 hour, but adjusted it in the 10 first minutes after seeing that there was enough fish (1:30)
-up close to +4BI, so a great session, this is mainly because I didn’t lose big pots and think being in the zone also helps a lotAugust 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm #520557
Session of today was copy of yesterday, but even worse.
Card dead 3/5 of the time and not hitting 3/4 of the time I had a hand.
-I skipped auto profit places
-was unable to keep mindset at a good state, so had to quit earlier
-1BI, this was a very bad sessionAugust 25, 2020 at 11:11 pm #520564
Session of today, sucked. Why?
-promised wife to go with her for a quick visit -> home later than I hoped
-had to cut session short
-wife interrupted me because front door didn’t open
-got some decent hands and build some minor profits, but than I started to run bad and lost as got as all profit on 3 tables
-didn’t get in the zone like I need
-not my a-game
-tilted by the end by running that bad -> this easy tilt was caused (I think) because of the previous items in this list, maybe should have skipped or at least do some meditation before I started
-Played AK a bit more aggro
-looked at auto profit spots and didn’t mind the board texture (took more spots)
-in the end there was 1 table that I was able to get some profit on and this made me almost +0.5BI in the end, still not a good sessionAugust 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm #520567
Session was not that great, but decent enough until the FUCKING last hand, I run KK into fucking AA, FU variance, all tables closed. LAST hand before I close this last table UTG KK face 3bet from SB after call from MP, so I 4bet and he shoves FU VARIANCE FU
This made a decent session go puke puke puke.
Had it all under control the tilt, was in the zone, name it
Result -0.5BI FU varianceAugust 28, 2020 at 10:30 pm #520603
Worked hard on my mental game, but previous session I was tilt after that last hand and I wrote in this blog almost directly after closing the tables. Shouldn’t do that, but on the other hand it shows the true state I was in after the session.
Couldn’t play yesterday, but today I decided to make the session a bit longer.
After about 1/2 of the session I felt like it was going to be one of these breakeven session where all you fight for are the pots to keep you at the breakeven point (boring, long session), but they happen.
-had to switch many tables at the start
-only getting into small pots, not hitting well, so no big pots
-also a bit card dead
-second half I started to get better hands
-also was settled on good tables
-fish like to overplay, didn’t get suckouts so the bigger pots came my way
-was in the zone
-autoprofit spots where taken, but also skipped where showdown could still be good enough or where little to no folds (2p boards etc)
-betted big vs calling fish
-adjusted bet size vs regs
-gave up TP bad kicker in MW pots on low boards
-better draw playing
-was almost tempted at the first half to stay at a certain table, that was at best just good enough -> at this client it shouldn’t be hard to find better tables that at least can be called decent
As I didn’t run into suckouts and didn’t have to give up many “bigger” pots, I was able to get a decent profit. close to +2.5BIAugust 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm #520650
Early session today, seems in the weekend you can find just enough tables on this client to start a (first) session in the afternoon.
The run was fighting to keep about breakeven/marginal profit. Had some great tables with good fish, but it just didn’t happen.
-Hard to get decent hands
-Even harder to hit
-The few premiums I got didn’t bring in big pots
-able to pick up most 3bet pots
-identified a station early enough to not (semi) bluff him 2 streets, but to value bet him even with second pair
-made some good bets on rivers to get value from worse on dry board
-took almost all autoprofit spots (skipped 1 by accident)
+0.25BI (tables where juicy so feels like a “missed” session, but that is variance and in the end if fish could only lose vs better players they would stay away).August 30, 2020 at 10:11 pm #520654
Today it’s Sunday and I’m always up for Sunday sessions, more “bad” players, so 9 out of 10 tables are fall within the table selection criteria.
-I wasn’t able to hit that much
-Had to give up some good pots
-4bet pot AKs vs shorty, little over pot left, monotone board with Q, you know he’s going nowhere and turn makes it a 4 card flush on table -> fold
-had some good reads that payed off
-played my autoprofit spots like 95%
-skipped the spots that looked like autoprofit, but where false
-played better in MW pots
+1BI, but for a Sunday that’s a slow session, as also today it felt tables had so much more to offer if I just ran a bit betterAugust 31, 2020 at 10:51 pm #520659
Session today, last session of the month, so you want it to be a good session, but what a “waste of time” session it was.
-most of the time I just had to fold (card dead)
-when I had a hand hitting was a big problem
-when I was able to get a piece of the board, it just turned out much worse
-lost JJ vs shorty, but he hit a FD + STD, can you blame the guy. I blocked the STD but the flush hit
-folded KK when fish donked pot on flop and donked pot on A high turn
-was able to pick up some decent pots
-able to steal a few pots, much less than “normal”
-Overall I have to be happy with the small loss it seems
Result: -0.5BI (even bit less)August 31, 2020 at 11:10 pm #520660
I improved my game this month, put a big effort in training.
-improved profit spots
-improved mental game
-improved AK play
-improved playing small pairs/turn them into bluffs
-called a bit more HU with draws (or raised)
-set time goals every session, so I was not leaving because I ran good/felt I ran bad, but also didn’t try to extend session to catch up -> big improvement
-other view on the game, this helps my mental state a lot
-Think I also ran better this month, this also has a good effect on the mental state as this confirms variance was also a factor previous months
NEED TO DO:
-first I need to keep working on the “improvement”, so turn a bit down on study and focus more on getting these things right
-second half of next month or a bit earlier I can start to implement/improve play again
-‘keep setting the time goals
Result of this month:
-it’s more a guessing game, as I don’t have any tracker on this client but at least I know the time I have put in the game (34 hours)
-at most I play 4 tables (max on this client), so if you take 50 hands per table per hour I would max have 200 hands an hour (6800 hands)
-I won a bit more than 15 BI this month (1500bb)
-So this would mean that I at least have 22 bb/100 on this client, not a bad result
-TBH this will be a bit more, as I have to switch tables and at some session I play only 3 tables 1/2 of the session because of this or when there are no good tables/have to wait for tables
Funny fact, somewhere I was getting frustrated as I found that I was unable to break the 300, now I’m already over the 400 meaning I doubled my BR on this client already.
I’ll have to pay my share, so this will drop under 400 again, but still can’t complain, few months back I was almost going back to 2NL as I felt I was unable to beat 5NL. While I’m now beating 10NLSeptember 2, 2020 at 9:19 pm #520678
First session of the month was so “grrrr”.
-Hard to find any decent tables
-spend way to much time on finding more tables
-very hard to hit
-had to give up almost all big pots
-got called in many autoprofit spots and not because of the stations, but because they had a legit call (lucky river)
-I think I have won and lost close to 1.5I during the session
-By the end of the session I was so glad to close the tables, but when I saw the result I got a small tilt, was hoping for more but was afraid it wouldn’t. Feels like I had to work hard, for a small result.
BUT my mindset should be: worked hard to beat losses/variance and as reward made a small profit
Result: +0.5BI (not even that much)September 2, 2020 at 9:28 pm #520679
Seems post of yesterday didn’t get submitted.
Session of today -> if yesterday was a struggle than today was just bad.
-a lot of card dead moments
-a lot of missing the board completely
-had to give up many pots even on dry boards
-it was even hard to find auto profit spots
-BUT was able to keep it around breakeven, by just playing correct
-BUT than run QQ into 33(shortstack) and he hit 3, happens no tilt, but that put me in the red for this session
-gameplay I can’t comment a lot, there just wasn’t much going on that was “more” complex than check/fold or cbet
-if there is 1 thing, it’s I shouldn’t try to go for x/r in MW pots, just play straight forward
-0.5BI, what I won yesterday, was lost today.
The calculation of the month total was wrong, I used Euro’s while I play in USD, so it should be 18BI, making it even better 26,5bb/100September 3, 2020 at 9:44 pm #520708
Session of today up and down.
-not in the zone/a-game due to some distractions
-had to give up some decent pots
-didn’t get into the flow
Won AA vs KK, but only managed to end the session with +0.5BI, so that means it wasn’t a good sessionSeptember 5, 2020 at 10:28 pm #520737
Session of today I fucked up.
-just jumped into a session, should have prepared better
-got suckout early with KK vs 2 STD, both hit
-got called a lot today (found at least 3 new stations), bad for auto profit
-called a raise on river with AA, should have been a fold an save 35bb
-combination of running bad and playing bad
The combination run bad + play bad -> lethal and means -1BI
Have to get the mindset in better place tomorrow before I start the session.September 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm #520743
Session of today, was all but a good start.
-started a bit earlier today, almost no “good” tables
-than it seems I ran out of color tags (use them for table selection), found a way now by using other tags. I removed tag on someone, but that doesn’t reclaim a tag
-but the good stuff:
-was able to get in the zone
-was able to pick up some big pots
-able to get it in an hold some decent pots
-got a few suckouts, biggest vs a reg who limped pre (misclick I guess), who than called my big (7bb) open pre and hit 2p vs my TPTK (lost almost 0.5BI)
-attacked the auto profit spots like a champ, getting called in some case, but it feels like in total I won there
-a bit tighter in MW pots (folded more second pair or even TP on very bad boards)
almost + 2BI, not to bad but it is Sunday 🙂
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