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  • #4774
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    JurassicDaniel
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    About me:

    I´m 33 years old and come from germany. After may long route from the Lower Secondary Education I finished with a degree in business administration. Im married for 3 years, like reading (thriller, history novels), sports (soccer, tennis, table tennis), chess and parlor games (settler of catan, Aquire,…).

    My poker career:

    I never paid any money to any site. I earned my first dollar in 2007 on playing freeroll tournemants on pokerstars. I played SnG for 1 years and started playing heads-up in 2008. I read over 40 books and my prefered video-series are Gordons and and DC –> Balugawhale (can recommend everyone to buy his book “Easy Game”) and Grindcore. My NL50 graph:

    Heads-upGraph_zps41c90659.jpg

    I got new motivation after watching Gordons Champions Stand Up One More Time Than The Rest on pokerstrategy. I knew his site but his HU-Course was not cheap. But you have to risk when you want to learn and improve. So I bought the “HU Mastermind” and watched it already twice. I like his structured thougts. My graph since buying this course (+ 200 $ profit on FTP):

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]781[/ATTACH]

    So I´m down for about 1000 $. After running so bad I have problems with my self-confidence and played to just a few hands. But now I feel ok. I also bought the “Tilt Free Today-course” and try the exercises. When I get on tilt I dont destroy anything or play like a maniac. Mainly I start playing to fast and dont have enaugh time for thinking to deep and to pay much attention to the stats.


    My Goals:

    I try to focus more on the learning aspect the to win a lot. Let me give you the following quotations from Balugawhale:

    “This player is obsessed with learning. It drives him to think about poker constantly. He discusses his hands with anyone who will listen and contribute. He’s playing fewer tables and is more focused on the theoretical intricacies of every scenario. This player might have a lower hourly win-rate than the winner at first. But, he’s the one who will stay afloat at higher limits. He also doesn’t have a major tilt problem, because he knows that the correct decision is a success and whether or not he wins or loses the pot is irrelevant.”

    To improve my pokerskills I will view everyday 15 minutes of the “HU-Mastermind”. I will post my homework when I finished the chapter. To improve my tilt problems I use the exercises from the “Tilt Free Today” course. Its not easy but I will try my best to improve. Every week I try to play at least 40 hours.

    My blog:

    I will document my learning process (poker and tilt skills) and post hands and results. The hand will be posted every day and the results once a week. I can´t see any adavantage to check my winnings/ lost everyday. It does have more disadvantages. I removed the winnings stat from Gordons HUD. I add the AGG-value (why is posted here). Lets get ready to rumble 😎

    #16755
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    Gordon BPC
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    Welcome!!!

    #16810
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    Thanks Gordon 🙂

    From today I will post every day for a period of time of 90 days. Im sure that I will improve my game. So lets start.

    Day 1:

    For this week I have the following goals:

    1. take 3 seconds for each desicion
    2. Handreading after each Hand (mostly from the Turn except Villain donks, cR,…)
    3. Planing the Hand
    4. HU Mastermind: Pay attention to the WTSD
    5. Tilt Free Today: Quitting Puncuality

    Poker goals: Yesterday I was satisfied with taking time until I played vs 1 Villain and I hit nothing. I was in the battle to play faster, take a thought and played slower than faster. It was interesting to watch me. Im sure to beat this problem with the Tilt Free Today course. So Handreading and Planing the Hand was fine until this villain were I played faster than I should. After the session I discovered not to pay enaugh attention to the WTSD stat. So I will do it from today.

    Tilt exercise: The Tilt Free Today exercise works fine. I always stop when listening the alarm clock. I try to use this in the daily routine. Here I have some problems. For example its my intention to go to bed at 8:30 pm and read for 2 hours (30 minutes poker and 1,5 hours thriller or historical books). That does not function very well and I have to work on this problem. I also use it when I play chess. The exercise it to play 15 moves and than to give up. Unfortunately my ergo has a problem with it. Either the position is too good or I don t like villain and want to beat him. Lets find out, if I will manage this problems within 30 days.

    Since watching the HU – Mastermind, my gamestyl has changed. So I 3Bet each hand when starting a game until villain resists and the F3Bet is below 67 %. So I had the following hand. I 3Bet for the 4th time in a row and had no stats (Villlain always fold to the 3Bets before and when I raise preflop Villain mostly folded:

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (2 handed) – PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    SB ($51.50)
    Hero (BB) ($52)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 4, Q
    SB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $5, SB calls $3.50

    Flop: ($10) 8, A, 4 (2 players)
    Hero bets $6.50, SB calls $6.50

    Turn: ($23) 4 (2 players)
    Hero bets $13.50, SB calls $13.50

    River: ($50) 3 (2 players)
    Hero bets $27 (All-In), SB calls $26.50 (All-In)

    Total pot: $103 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    SB had K, Q (one pair, fours).
    Hero had 4, Q (three of a kind, fours).
    Outcome: Hero won $102.50[/spoil]

    Yesterday I watched Part 1 + 2 of the HU-Mastermind. Tomorrow I will post the homework from part 3. So have a nice day.

    #16774
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    I think we played on PokerStars. You play under JurassicDan, right? Didn’t know you were from BPC too. 🙂

    #16811
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    Day 2:

    Session Goals: I perform much better than the day before. I had more bad luck than the day before but I stayed calm, take my time and patient. In the end I won all back and was satisfied with my emotionel control. So goal 1 was very successfull. Listening to the music (especially Gentelman from PSY) was also helpful. Goald 2+3 were ok. I could do more. I spend much time in the WTSD Stat and it helped me more than I suspected. All in all I would give me 8 from 10 points.


    Tilt exercise:
    The alarm clock sounded and I stopped the session. So everythin was fine. In the daily routine Im not satisfied. Played some chess game again and does not always quit after 15 moves. I also dont switch the pc off at 8 pm as planned. All in all a little improvement to the day before (6 of 10 points).

    Hand of the day:

    As you can see Villain was a Bad-Passive Player. Until this hand I stayed patient and waited for the moment/ hand (which will come). The moment happened and jackpot. But the result was not good. I told to me to stay patient and that the moment will come. 200 hands later I won everything back and Villain left (unfortunately). There were situations in the past were I start playing faster (tilt) and did some mistakes.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]790[/ATTACH]

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (2 handed) – PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    SB ($71.96)
    Hero (BB) ($61.10)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K
    SB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $5, SB raises to $71.96 (All-In), Hero calls $56.10 (All-In)

    Flop: ($122.20) 2, A, 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

    Turn: ($122.20) 3 (2 players, 2 all-in)

    River: ($122.20) 10 (2 players, 2 all-in)

    Total pot: $122.20 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    SB had A, K (one pair, Aces).
    Hero had K, K (one pair, Kings).
    Outcome: SB won $121.70[/spoil]

    And here is the homework:

    Chapter 3 – Preflop Strategy – Basics: Here are the Ranges that I already learned by heart:

    90 %: 22+, A2s+, K2s+, Q2s+, J2s+, T2s+, 92s+, 82s+, 72s+, 62s+, 52s+, 42s+, 32s, A2o+, K2o+, Q2o+, J2o+, T2o+, 92o+, 84o+, 74o+, 64o+, 54o

    85 %: 22+, A2s+, K2s+, Q2s+, J2s+, T2s+, 92s+, 82s+, 72s+, 62s+, 52s+, 42s+, 32s, A2o+, K2o+, Q2o+, J4o+, T4o+, 94o+, 84o+, 74o+, 64o+, 54o

    80 %: 22+, A2s+, K2s+, Q2s+, J2s+, T2s+, 92s+, 82s+, 72s+, 62s+, 52s+, 42s+, 32s, A2o+, K2o+, Q2o+, J5o+, T5o+, 95o+, 85o+, 75o+, 65o, 54o

    75 %:
    22+, A2s+, K2s+, Q2s+, J2s+, T2s+, 92s+, 82s+, 72s+, 62s+, 52s+, 42s+, 32s, A2o+, K2o+, Q2o+, J6o+, T6o+, 96o+, 86o+, 75o+, 65o, 54o

    70 %:
    22+, A2s+, K2s+, Q2s+, J2s+, T2s+, 92s+, 82s+, 72s+, 62s+, 52s+, 42s+, 32s, A2o+, K2o+, Q6o+, J7o+, T7o+, 96o+, 86o+, 75o+, 65o, 54o

    Additionally I learned all Hands with there percentage (based on the Full Tilt Poker book). When Villains 3Bet for example 30 % i know that I can defend 30 % of hands. So when I get K5s I know its about 30,9 % and could defend it.

    Trainings – Group:

    If anyone is interested to build a HU-Group are welcome to send me a message or post here in the blog. 4 eyes can see more than 2 eyes. :confused: We can discuss the chapters from the HU Mastermind (also other topics), discuss hands in the HEM, watch user videos (for example your video) and we could find some leaks or we could play 1 vs 1 and try to exploit each other. After that we exchange our thoughts. So if you are interested please contact me.

    #16812
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    JurassicDaniel
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    @Oleg.A 9445 wrote:

    I think we played on PokerStars. You play under JurassicDan, right? Didn’t know you were from BPC too. 🙂

    Right, that is my nick on Stars (what is your nick?). What does BPC means?

    #16775
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    shimchik. BPC means bestpokercoaching.com

    #16788
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    Rovar
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    @jurassicdaniel 9449 wrote:

    Trainings – Group:

    If anyone is interested to build a HU-Group are welcome to send me a message or post here in the blog. 4 eyes can see more than 2 eyes. :confused: We can discuss the chapters from the HU Mastermind (also other topics), discuss hands in the HEM, watch user videos (for example your video) and we could find some leaks or we could play 1 vs 1 and try to exploit each other. After that we exchange our thoughts. So if you are interested please contact me.

    Hey man, we can try something if you wish. skype: g.rovar

    #16813
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    Day 3:

    @Oleg.A 9452 wrote:

    shimchik. BPC means bestpokercoaching.com

    I know you. You take 2 Buy-Ins. 😡

    Session Goals: Just 1 Word – disastrous. I played vs a Bad-Passive Player and he got lucky (hand of the day). Than my PC crashed, restart, crashed again and I discovered that the temperature was too hot and the PC turn off semself to avoid damage. The reason was that I want to work on the camtasia video (homework video) and it caused the hot temperature. I was pissed off. Next villain was a maniac. 3Bet 60 %. Postflop he does not CB (50 %) in 3Bet-Pots. Attacking this was not so good cause he played back sometimes. I lost 2 more Buy-Ins and than I started playing fast. Handreading and planing the hand missed completely. Nobody is perfect. In the evening I had an interesting chessgame, my wife returned and I quit it instantly (normally I finish the game). The was the good thing. Tomorrow is another day. Look ahead and learn from the mistakes.

    Tilt exercise: No exercise cause of bad luck and computer crash. I didnt stopped punctual. Nothing more to say.

    Hand of the day:

    Villain was a Calling-Station. [ATTACH=CONFIG]796[/ATTACH]. I shoved the river cause Villain could call with worse hands like KK or middle Pair even 3rdP (Draws could be possible).

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (2 handed) – PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    SB ($81.99)
    Hero (BB) ($50.75)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A
    SB bets $1, Hero raises to $5, SB calls $4

    Flop: ($10) 2, 7, Q (2 players)
    Hero bets $6, SB calls $6

    Turn: ($22) 8 (2 players)
    Hero bets $15, SB calls $15

    River: ($52) Q (2 players)
    Hero bets $24.75 (All-In), SB calls $24.75

    Total pot: $101.50 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    SB had 6, Q (three of a kind, Queens).
    Hero had A, A (two pair, Aces and Queens).
    Outcome: SB won $101[/spoil]

    Homework (Chapter 4: BTN – 100% Button Raise):

    I will not post a hand that I would normally not raise preflop cause I always start a game to raise 100 % from the button (Gordon advised this in his first video on pokerstrategy – Simple Heads-up Poker). Here is the video. It also maintaince a lot of 3bets (Villain was very tight preflop vs 3bets). Here it is

    Think about how you would adjust against yourself from now on. Write down 3 key points.
    1. I would 3Bet more hands for value and as a bluff
    2. I would play more hands than 37,5 % in the BB to make this play not profitable
    3. Postflop I would cR more when villain would CB more than 70 %.

    #16814
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    Day 4

    Session Goals: I take enaugh time for thinking. Planing the hand and handreading were great. So by not playing to fast I had enaugh time for checking the stats and try to exploit villain. All in all 9/10 points. After the very bad day the day before I had a very good day.

    Tilt exercise: I stopped playing as planned. That was also fine. Used the exercise by playing chess and dont always quit as it was planned. Nobody is perfect and I will try my best to improve.


    Hand of the day:

    Villain was bad-passive Player. Before this hand he was a on tilt. I played aggressive vs him and he Limp/3Bet as a bluff (13-5). [ATTACH=CONFIG]813[/ATTACH]. I checked the flop for Bluff Induce. He checked the Turn I his range looked never like Ax. So I bet weak to induce a bluff and get calls from worse hands (were not afraid because of the draws on the board). The River was *******.

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (2 handed) – PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    BB ($48.25)
    Hero (SB) ($106.28)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K
    Hero bets $1.50, BB raises to $5, Hero raises to $12.50, BB calls $7.50

    Flop: ($25) 3, A, 2 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero checks

    Turn: ($25) A (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $11, BB calls $11

    River: ($47) 4 (2 players)
    BB bets $24.75 (All-In), Hero calls $24.75

    Total pot: $96.50 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    Hero had K, K (two pair, Aces and Kings).
    BB had 4, 4 (full house, fours over Aces).
    Outcome: BB won $96[/spoil]

    Homework (Chapter 5: BTN – Minraise):

    1. Post 20 hands where you minraise and the reason why

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]814[/ATTACH] Villain was a Maniac with a 3Bet Stat of 60 %.

    2. Create a 15min video where you minraise 100% of hands (in this case: regardless of how your opponent plays)

    –>

    3. Think about how to adjust against people who minraise a lot

    I increase my calling range (about 60 – 70 %) because I got so much better Odds but when Villain would openraise to 3bb or more.

    #16815
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    Day 5:

    Usually I play 5 days a week and use the weekend for my wife and friends. So here is the graph from last week –>

    Graph week 1:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]822[/ATTACH]

    I know that better days will come. I will be patient und wait for the moment. Its more important to improve in learning than focusing in winning. Just the learner will be a winner in the future.


    Homework (Chapter 5: BTN – Folding):

    1. Post 20 hands where you fold a hand against a frequent reraiser. Make sure the hand is a trash hand and doesn´t belong to the top 70% of hands

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]823[/ATTACH]

    #16816
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    Day 6:

    1 day off. I analysed and discoverd that AQ is not a profitable hand for shoving. Lost 5 of 5 All-Ins preflop since learning with the HU Mastermind. My Flop CB is not very high (about 60 %). One reason might be that Villains dont like folding postflop. And a majority of my loss come from the 2-20 bb pots.

    I will go in-line skates today and stay to relax. Tomorrow I will start playing again. Have fun.

    #16817
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    Day 7:

    Session Goals: Worse session since starting this blog. Villain hit everything I I felt shocked. So I played too fast to made enaugh thoughts about planing the hand and handreading. Since 21 april I lost about 2500 $. That is simply too much. So I wil change my game.


    Tilt exercise:
    I stopped earlier but was not satisfied. Should have stopped earlier.


    Hand of the day:

    Villain was bad aggressive and hit everything like this hand. [ATTACH=CONFIG]829[/ATTACH]

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (2 handed) – PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    SB ($167.26)
    Hero (BB) ($50.50)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with J, K
    SB bets $1, Hero raises to $5, SB calls $4

    Flop: ($10) 9, 7, 2 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $7, Hero raises to $45.50 (All-In), SB calls $38.50

    Turn: ($101) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

    River: ($101) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

    Total pot: $101 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    SB had 10, J (one pair, tens).
    Hero had J, K (high card, Ace).
    Outcome: SB won $100.50[/spoil]

    #16818
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    Day 8:

    Session Goals: After this bad run I started to play HU SnG´s to stop this losses, to increase my self-confidence and to win some money back. I performed good, lost unlucky a very big pot, fighted back, lost again a very big pot unlucky but I was satisfied with my game. Some changes were successfully implemented. Unfortunatelly I did not take enaugh time for thinking. Handreading and planing the hand were much better. I tried to watch the WTSD and got it.

    Tilt exercise: By playing HU SnG´s it was not possible to stop on time.

    Hand of the day:

    Villain was a BAD-Passive Player (sometimes aggressive, than on all streets) ( [ATTACH=CONFIG]832[/ATTACH]. Shit happens. Another day will come :-).

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 30 Tournament, 5/10 Blinds (2 handed) – PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    Hero (BB) (t2,190)
    SB (t1,810)

    Hero’s M: 146.00

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 10, J
    SB bets t20, Hero calls t10

    Flop: (t40) 8, Q, 2 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB checks

    Turn: (t40) 9 (2 players)
    Hero bets t40, SB raises to t120, Hero raises to t400, SB raises to t1,790 (All-In), Hero calls t1,390

    River: (t3,620) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

    Total pot: t3,620

    [spoil]
    SB had 9, 9 (full house, nines over twos).
    Hero had 10, J (straight, Queen high).
    Outcome: SB won t3,620[/spoil]

    #16819
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    Day 9:

    Session Goals: Playing 200BB deep Hu SnG´s last longer than expected. In the beginning I took enaugh time for thinking but after 1,2 hours I played faster (–> not good). But it was an improvement to the days before. And I got 2 victorys (Yeah). So here we go.

    Tilt exercise: By playing HU SnG´s it was not possible to stop on time again.

    Hand of the day:

    Muss auch mal sein 🙂

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 30 Tournament, 5/10 Blinds (2 handed) – PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

    SB (t2,148)
    Hero (BB) (t1,852)

    Hero’s M: 123.47

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 6
    SB bets t20, Hero calls t10

    Flop: (t40) 6, Q, 2 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets t25, Hero raises to t110, SB raises to t275, Hero raises to t720, SB raises to t2,128 (All-In), Hero calls t1,112 (All-In)

    Turn: (t3,704) 10 (2 players, 2 all-in)

    River: (t3,704) K (2 players, 2 all-in)

    Total pot: t3,704

    [spoil]
    SB had A, Q (one pair, Queens).
    Hero had 6, 6 (three of a kind, sixes).
    Outcome: Hero won t3,704[/spoil]

    Other matters:

    I will play HU Cashgames again in the next days. Changed some things and Im sure to stop the down. I had today a trainingshour with Rovar. After this hour I discovered some leaks (more tomorrow because I always report 1 my results and everything else 1 day later).

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