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March 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm #14205
I am glad 🙂
Franeczek guy form Polish community made mindset self-development study group. I joined in and I am curious how it will improve our game. I like the idea of working together on it, we can learn a lot from each other. He was talking about mental hand history so I did this exercise. Yesterday I wrote down about problem: ”I expect to always win money from fish”. I like this exercise, I didn’t suspect this outcome I realize that I get angry when I don’t adapt to fish. The fault was always me and not board or running bad. I’ve thought that I play pretty lame because I can’t adapt. That’s why today I did 2 hours long session review. I saw almost every hand I played yesterday. Yesterday I did pretty good job, yeah I made some mistakes but I’ve thought it was much much worse.
I find out where I lose most money and why for last 5 days my graph looked like this:
I can’t flip pre flop. I don’t know how to do it. I shouldn’t even try. Here is my graph from all in preflop:
Because I don’t know how to win flips preflop I get rid of that. I gave up on idea of pushing preflop until I have mega premium hands. I changed my game plan and now I focus mostly on flop and postflop game. Gordon give me advice to exploit them postflop otherwise it will be higher in variation and more stressful.
This is how it’s look like today:
I’ll play less aggressive preflop and I’ll make session review after every day. I think it will have big impact on my game. Today I have pretty hardcore session. One guy want to outplay me he was so fuc.king strudy we were playing for almost 200 min. I was mega, mega hungry but I told myself: “this guy need to give up first”. I think I won his 5-6 stacks but that was character battle. I am glad that 200 min long sessions are something normal for me. Today I did two session like that.
Hero (BB): $7.70 (192.5 bb)
SB: $7.11 (177.8 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BB with T T
SB raises to $0.12, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.28
Flop: ($0.80) 7 Q 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $0.44, SB calls $0.44
Turn: ($1.68) 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $0.88, SB calls $0.88
River: ($3.44) Q (2 players)
Hero bets $1.80, SB raises to $5.39, Hero calls $3.59
Results: $14.22 pot ($0.94 rake)
Final Board: 7 Q 5 5 Q
Hero mucked T T and won $13.28 ($6.17 net)
SB showed 6 A and lost (-$7.11 net)
Hero (BB): $10.06 (251.5 bb)
SB: $5.48 (137 bb)
Preflop: Hero is BB with A 4
SB raises to $0.12, Hero calls $0.08
Flop: ($0.24) 3 A Q (2 players)
Hero checks, SB bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18
Turn: ($0.60) 6 (2 players)
Hero checks, SB bets $0.60, Hero calls $0.60
River: ($1.80) 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, SB bets $4.58 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.58
Results: $10.96 pot ($0.73 rake)
Final Board: 3 A Q 6 2
Hero mucked A 4 and won $10.23 ($4.75 net)
SB showed 5 T and lost (-$5.48 net)
It would be great if this guy would play with me for 200 min too 😀 Unfortunately he left after 20 min or so.March 29, 2013 at 5:05 am #14183
Join date: 2013/01/23
Since you started with cooperating with Gordon I was wondering why don’t you play HU SNG? I mean I read so often here on BPC that nobody can beat this HU limits because of the rake and Gordon has a course how to start playing HU exactly on this HU SNG. So yeah is this some sort of challenge for you both guys or am I currently too in the challenge thing:D:p?March 29, 2013 at 11:50 am #14206
Warning don’t try this at home 😎 To be more serious I play here to learn. I am ready to lose at this games. I need to learn how to play HU. I built my BR on SH so I don’t need to earn money on HU to move up. For sure I wouldn’t play NL4 HU to win some cash. I have cash and I have Gordon, only because of that I play HU NL4. If you have right teacher and bankroll you can do it, otherwise it’s better to play SNG.
My game on NL4 HU remind me about this guy:
About rake I looked my database at HUD and counted rake in terms of bb/100. It seems I pay 35.5 bb/100 rake on NL4 and 29 bb/100 on NL10.March 29, 2013 at 11:56 pm #14207March 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm #14208
have few nice reflections but can’t post them because net doesn’t work I’ll post them when I’ll come back at home because now I am writing from phoneMarch 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm #14209
Great advantage of my uni is that I learned how to read documentation and I am not afraid of using it. Long story short I am using my mobile phone as a modem so I am writing from my netbook. I needed to get rid of few certificates as well, it blocked my net connection but never mind.
I hate watching TV it makes me brainless. I am much more tiered after watching TV for one hour than after working out. TV makes me feel stupid and fat, it’s probably just placebo and self-affirmations but that serves me well. As a 18 years boy I was very, very shy. I was playing in computer games all my childhood I barely moved out form home, I had no social skills at all. That was the reason why I decided it’s time to get rid of that and work as a door to door salesman. What can be worse and more challenging to shy boy? Probably nothing and that’s why I did it.
I was working as a salesman for six-eight months. I used to sell digital television. We were selling this to different kind of people. But what wasthe biggest shocked for me is that mostly poor people buy it. Once I even tried to tell people that they don’t need this. I tried to tell them to don’t buy it I could earn pretty nice money but I didn’t want to earn on them. Why’s that? They was as poor as Kenny’s mom. They were taking bath in the same water one after another. I saw dirty water waiting for next person. They house stink, they were living in 10 people in ~40-50m house. Everything seems so f.cking poor except one thing. They were having 50” flat TV and they want me to sell them premium channel account….
For fuck’s sake. How could you even try to sell people like them something that unnecessary like digital television? They priory were different, they prefer digital television more than taking a bath in clear water… It was gross, mostly poor people bought digital television channels pack. They didn’t clean theirs house, they didn’t take care about themselves but they did need premium pack TV channels… I was talking with rich people who has very nice house. Funny thing is that they told me they didn’t have time for TV because they prefer to read a book, work out or earn money. TV? Ain’t nobody gotta time for that!
Those experience taught me more than hundreds of books about difference between rich and poor people. Mostly because of that I don’t like to watch TV. Anyway now I am staying at my grandparents’ house and I have literally nothing to do. So I am watching some TV it is very exhausting for me. Anyway I found great TV channel. It’s called Bloomberg or something like that. It’s a business channel and they make brilliant interviews with brilliant. I’ve saw interview with Richard Branson and with one guy I didn’t knew. He was a baseball pro and he had pretty nice earnings but after he find out he has AIDS he gave up on sport and become a businessman. No he won’t gave up, he go f.cking higher, his net asset value is now worth half billion of dollars. That’s a spirit, that’s a champion! I love to watch interview with guys like him. I can’t do my job so I am dying from boredom. I can’t wait to start play poker again, to work out again and do other stuff again.
Anyway I am very glad that sometimes they make something worth watching on TV.April 1, 2013 at 4:50 am #14158
Bryan RaymondParticipantCFP HU Intermediate Student
Join date: 2012/05/30
@ilidek 7452 wrote:
About rake I looked my database at HUD and counted rake in terms of bb/100. It seems I pay 35.5 bb/100 rake on NL4 and 29 bb/100 on NL10.
What the frick!
Click here to visit my Youtube channel!April 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm #14210
yeah that’s a lot. That’s why you shouldn’t play HU on micro to build bankroll.
Graph for today:
Hand of a day:
Hero (SB): $29.82 (745.5 bb)
BB: $5.31 (132.8 bb)
Preflop: Hero is SB with 3 6
Hero completes, BB raises to $0.16, Hero calls $0.12
Flop: ($0.32) 4 4 3 (2 players)
BB bets $5.15, Hero calls $5.15
Turn: ($10.62) 7 (2 players)
River: ($10.62) 4 (2 players)
Results: $10.62 pot ($0.70 rake)
Final Board: 4 4 3 7 4
Hero mucked 3 6 and won $9.92 ($4.61 net)
BB showed A 8 and lost (-$5.31 net)
I didn’t tell this Gordon but today he forced me to play longest session in my whole life. I wanted to go out from the tables but just before that Gordon asked me: “are you playing?”. I knew what is going to happen I told him yes and waited for sweet session. We were playing together for hour or even more and after that I can’t go out because there was a great guy who want to overplay me. When I have customer like that I f.cking can’t go away, that’s my rule. Long story short today I’ve been playing pretty long session:
Today I still have holidays so I decided to play only one session, and I played only one session… 😀 Tomorrow I’ll have some stuff to do that’s why I decided I’ll do something today to feel more calm about tomorrow tasks.April 2, 2013 at 8:40 am #14177
Join date: 2019/09/07
very interesting life story and a blog worth reading!
Think it is very good as you pursue your goals.
Gl on your wayApril 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm #14147
Join date: 2019/09/04
Wheee ha. Funny hand, was it the “idiot” from the top table that spewed vs your 36o ?
Anyways, if that was your longest session, you haven’t played enough ;). HanstheGreat had a 15hour session or something like that.
An emergency Pee-bottle is something everybody should have. If there is a HUGE fish, you still wanna have a free bladder.April 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm #14211
Thanks. I am glad you like it.
Yeah it was that idiot. WP vs him? I was l/c anytwo and playing this postflop. He lost one BI with me after you left. So my read was that he was even more tilted and stupid.
Ouch. Hans has great record!! I’ll get used to longer sessions. Month ago I was playing 70 min sessions. Pee bootle is not that bad idea.
PC is broken. I am using neetbok , today I played 2-3 hours without HUD. Damn it’s much much harder, even on one table not only because of stats but the worst thing is that you don’t see showdown when he lose. I’ve been fixing PC for 10 hours or so but nothing helped. Can’t recover, can’t format I don’t know WTF had happen. Fortunately I made some phone calls and I’ll borrow laptop for 4-5 days so I can play normal poker.April 3, 2013 at 11:16 pm #14212
I wrote that I’ll be extremally busy in a next few days. I kept in private that I am searching for a new flat. Sometimes I like to write about progress and how everything works sometimes I just prefer to show what I’ve done. In this case I just want to show you guys some results.
The more courageous we are the less we try to control future. Don’t get me wrong, for me controlling future and creating them is two different things. I am a big fun of creating our future I work toward my goals every day and do my best to achieve my dream goals. I used to love controlling my future. I used to feel comfortable with that but as the time goes I care less and less about it. Is it a good thing? I don’t know and I don’t care that much. The longer I live the more confident I feel with my goals. The more confident I feel about them the less I try to control my future.
To give you a good example for this, let’s say in both case you want to become a millionaire. When you try to control your future, you spend every minute on planning, on thinking how something can work. What you should do. Second approach is far different. You plan a bit, you don’t create a very specific plan. You know that you can adapt no matter what. You are confident with your skills and that’s why you just need to know where you are going. All you need to do is do your job, search for new opportunities and adapt. You don’t care about future that much. Of course in both case you work hard on your goals.
At the begging of this year I told myself this year is going to be a year of courage and changes. For f.ck’s sake I even didn’t realize what I wish for… 😀 I am happy with my achievement of previous year. I wasn’t fluent at English. I was at second worst group in my school. Now I am far better, I did two academic years in 3/4 year and now I am 4 groups higher. Math and PC was hard for me and last year I was second / third best in my group and gave tuition. I saved some money and other boooooring stuf. Even that year was good I wasn’t too happy about it. I felt that something was missing in my life.
I didn’t feel good with my life, I didn’t care about it that much. I didn’t feel alive. That’s why I told myself: dude you have nothing to lose: gogogogo. It’s funny when we think we have something to lose we act more safe but when we realize that we have nothing to lose we are ready for everything. Do I had something? Hell yeah but when you don’t care about your life and you don’t live your dreams you still have nothing to lose and even if you live your dreams you can always have bigger and wilder dreams.. 🙂
I work with Gordon for a three weeks now. I am really glad we are working together and I knew I need to change but I didn’t know that I’ll change that much. I set up my life for achieve just one goal now, become successful NL1k HU player. Everything else matter less even if it still very important for me. I change everything to support me better with this goal. I gave up on of my dream goal. I was a Camp America member and I had an opportunity to go to America for holiday. I needed to give up on it because it would took too much time. I needed to move out. Of course moving out when you’re NL4 HU player is stupid and risky but do I care? My life totally depend on this one goal so I need to be hundred percent sure I’ll do everything to achieve this goal. I may have some struggles and problems at the beginning but it’s totally worth it. I can win totally new quality of life.
When I think about my old problems they make me smile. I used to spend too much time on skype, facebook, 9gag and other websites. I was playing web browsers games and do other unproductive stuff. Now I don’t have time for that stuff, I needed to give up on them. I use my private skype account less and less often, I rarely use facebook and do other things that I used to do. I don’t have too much free time but I wake up with f.cking great smile on my face almost every day. I feel much better than I used to and now I value my life and time a lot. I play and learn poker, write blogs, work out, study for uni, hang out with friends, date with chicks, there is really not too much free times left still I don’t care about it because I feel better. I feel much better I happier and I am very glad that I discovered such a great strength within me.
Tomorrow I’ll add some photos. I am still fighting with PC. I borrow from my friend PC who has 2.2GHZ and 2 GB ram so it’s not that bad but it’s so f.cking unstable that it makes me insane mad because it frezze all the time. Usually three – four frezzes every hour. I did register cleaning twice (3k register errors) I am updating that b.tch 140 windows update… Tomorrow I’ll defragment it and improve few things so it should work better. Today I bought 4Mbs internet and I am glad that I got rid of that. In my appartment I had cable internet but it was insane slow. My phone load gmail 4 times faster that this shit…April 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm #14213
Post 20 hands where you have raised the Button with a hand that you normally wouldn´t have raised before watching this video
Record a short 15min video of yourself, where you play 100% of Buttons. Don´t be lazy, play 100% of Buttons no matter what
Think about how you would adjust against yourself from now on. Write down 3 key points.
1) I would raise flop for bluff more
2) I would donk value hands (it will work only first two times)
3) I would change table becuase playing vs me is EV-
This is where I play atm:
I can’t wait to test it:
If you know what I mean …. 😀
I don’t think I had problem with spewing money but today I am not sure… I’ve been playing 2x3h and once 2h. I wanted to spend more on game becuase I had break. I didn’t look at cashier, I was mega angry and was swearing a lot. I think I had coller after coller tomorrow I’ll find out. This is what I saw after match and what made me even more mad:
I didn’t thought it was that bad…. I learned how to control my emotions after game, usually I left poker behind I don’t think about it and I feel happy but I decided that I want to feel like shit for the rest of the day. Today I want to feel as bad as I can. Now I see how improtant is balanced life. I had some things that bother me, I even wrote them but I delete them becuase complaining is something what champions don’t do.
Tomorrow I am going to:
make session review with most of the hands
put some hands in hand evaluation
make homework from Gordon HU mastermind
As long as I don’t solve all things that bother me I need to play more carefully. I am not sure about session lenght, maybe I even should keep it shorter for a while. I am very glad that I joined mindset study group. I have a lot of the things that I can work on and guy who has more experience than I do help us to do this. The idea is to work together on mindset and share experience. I need it a lot because Gordon with help me with my skill and I’ll move up fast but my mindset won’t change that fast if I won’t work on it. It means work hard on both mindset and skill but it will help me achieve my goals even faster. Work hard go pro.April 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm #14214
Run like sh.it, achieved my stoplose in 70min…. Can’t play so I’ll make session review, do homework, watch Gordon movie and make some mindset exercise.
both hands vs:
Hero (SB): $10.24 (102.4 bb)
BB: $14.41 (144.1 bb)
Preflop: Hero is SB with J 9
Hero raises to $0.20, BB raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.40
Flop: ($1.20) 9 8 3 (2 players)
BB bets $0.90, Hero raises to $1.80, BB raises to $13.81 and is all-in, Hero calls $7.84 and is all-in
Turn: ($20.48) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
River: ($20.48) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)
Results: $20.48 pot ($1.00 rake)
Final Board: 9 8 3 9 T
Hero mucked J 9 and lost (-$10.24 net)
BB showed Q J and won $19.48 ($9.24 net)
Hero (SB): $4.88 (48.8 bb)
BB: $28.17 (281.7 bb)
Preflop: Hero is SB with T Q
Hero raises to $0.20, BB raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.40
Flop: ($1.20) 3 8 Q (2 players)
BB bets $0.90, Hero raises to $1.80, BB calls $0.90
Turn: ($4.80) 9 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $2.48, BB calls $2.48
River: ($9.76) 6 (2 players)
Results: $9.76 pot ($0.65 rake)
Final Board: 3 8 Q 9 6
Hero mucked T Q and lost (-$4.88 net)
BB showed 9 8 and won $9.11 ($4.23 net)
April 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm #14215
Post 20 hands where you have folded, because you adapted according to your opponents stats:
Post 20 hands where you have defended a 3bet, also make a note why:
http://weaktight.com/5685751 => min 3bet => good odds decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685753 => agresive donk 50% 3b+
http://weaktight.com/5685755 => agresive donk 50% 3b+ (don’t have value in 4beting)
http://weaktight.com/5685756 => odds call
http://weaktight.com/5685757 => agresive donk 50% 3b+ (don’t have value in 4beting)
http://weaktight.com/5685759 => agresive donk 50% 3b+
http://weaktight.com/5685761 => odds call
http://weaktight.com/5685764 => agresive donk 50% 3b+
http://weaktight.com/5685765 => min 3bet => good odds decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685766 => min 3bet => good odds decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685768 => agressive donk, decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685772 => agressive donk, decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685775 => agresive donk 50% 3b+
http://weaktight.com/5685777 => min 3bet => good odds decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685779 => min 3bet => good odds decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685780 => min 3bet => good odds decent hand
http://weaktight.com/5685787 => min 3bet => good odds
http://weaktight.com/5685788 => min 3bet => good odds
http://weaktight.com/5685791 => min 3bet => good odds
http://weaktight.com/5685795 => min 3bet => good odds
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