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  • #16833

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 23:

    Session Goals:

    I tried to be relaxed and taking up my time. In the end of the first session I made a short video of myself playing and checked it after the last session. The result was that I took up enaugh time (concentrated intentionally before the first session started). Should do this every day for checking my game. Next time I should document my thoughts by talking aloud. Handreading was also fine. I liked this day.

    Tilt exercise:

    I stayed calm until I played vs a bad-lag who donked a lot. I had some problems and he hitted everything. But I calm down and fighted back. Unfortunately he left after 60 hands. I stopped the session on time

    Hand of the day:

    Villain was unknown. After calling the flop he mostly has 2ndP+ and some Ah in his range. After calling the turn his range looked like 2ndP. So I did a 3rdBAR. Unfortunately villain is a calling station and he left the table after only 15 hands. Happens.

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

    Hero (SB) ($50)
    BB ($56.50)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, J
    Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1

    Flop: ($3) 2, 10, 10 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $2, BB calls $2

    Turn: ($7) 4 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $5, BB calls $5

    River: ($17) 9 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $10.50, BB calls $10.50

    Total pot: $38 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    Hero had Q, J (one pair, tens).
    BB had A, 3 (one pair, tens).
    Outcome: BB won $37.50[/spoil]

    Other matters:

    I stopped playing for this week to work on some things like day plan of playing poker (should play at least 40 hours and check it every day –> more discipline) or improving handreading by checking hands in HEM vs players with > 1000 hands. Another reason is the birthday from my mother. I will be more detailed the next days.

    #16834

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 24:

    Graph of the week:

    Pokerstars:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]938[/ATTACH]

    FTP:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]939[/ATTACH]

    Summary: All in all Im safisfied with my improvements. I took up much more time and improved my handreading. Next week my main focus will be on playing at least 40 hours.

    #16835

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 25:

    Trainingssession: I had my 3rd trainingssession with Goran (Rovar). We analysed my video and talked about handreading with some interesting hands. For example:

    Villain was very aggressive und called me down when he hit anything. I 3bet because villain had a high fold3bet-stat. I cant call because villain is too aggressive and I will never see the showdown. On the flop villain will never fold to a contibet (Fold CB just 21 %). When we bet we should 2ndBAR because villain calls often to a bet and folds often to a 2ndBAR (about 57 %). That was my goal. So I 2ndBAR. After calling the 2ndBAR villain hit anything and wouldn´t fold to a 3rd BAR. So I gave up. I ask myself: Did I played the hand well? I would say yes I did. Next question: Could I have played the hand better? Yes, I could. Villain has a high FoldtocR, so we could check and raise on the flop. Villain will always bet (because his range is mostly broadways and overpairs) and if villain calls we know he hit something and we have about 2-6 outs.

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

    SB ($68.14)
    Hero (BB) ($81.38)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 3, 3
    SB bets $1, Hero raises to $4.50, SB calls $3.50

    Flop: ($9) 6, 4, 2 (2 players)
    Hero bets $5.50, SB calls $5.50

    Turn: ($20) 10 (2 players)
    Hero bets $10.50, SB calls $10.50

    River: ($41) 8 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $20, Hero folds

    #16836

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 26:

    Goals for next week: I discovered that I did not keep to my plan playing at least 40 hours/ week. I lost a lot by not playing and try to focus on this thing each day. I also want to focus more on evaluation my villain and his skill level. When my edge is not big I should quit the game and find a new villain. I try to ask the following questions after 30-50 hands.

    (1) Am I happy when I get into a pot with him?
    (2) Does it feel like he is always getting good hands?
    (3) Can I read him or is it a guessing game?
    (4) Is he making bad plays that I would never make?
    (5) is he a good hand reader?

    After I answered the question I will decide to quit villain or to continue the game. Why playing a customer that add just a small amount to my bankroll?

    #16837

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 27:

    In the next days I will finish the prefloppart and start the flopchapter. Got enaugh knowledge to play fine preflop. In the next will I have a 3rd goal “paying attention the the betsizes”. My mother had her birtday celebration. We eat some delicious cake and played darts. I also watched tennis – my favourite tournemant “Roland Garros”. Im also a big fan of Rafael Nadal and he won the tournemant for the 8th time. Best player on sand in history.

    #16838

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 28:

    Session Goals:

    I played as planned 8 hours, tryed to evaluate villains and quit some players. I also was concentrating on the betsizes. I got some success by analayzing villains. Some are very good to read. My handreading was ok. I try to switch my thinking from german to english (mainly for videos). I took up enaugh time, except in the end of the first session. I started playing faster and that was not good. In session 2+3 everything was fine.

    Tilt exercise:

    I stayed calm most of the time and suck outs had no big influence on my mood. Before the sessions started I did the mantra and felt better.

    Hand of the day:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]958[/ATTACH] I could have 3bet AJ preflop. This was my 2nd game vs this villain and in this match his fold3bet was about 70 %. I thought calling is +ev than 3betting. His 2ndBAR showed, that he has a weak made hand or a draw. The betsize is telling everthing. I should have cR and bet the river.

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

    SB ($91)
    Hero (BB) ($50)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with A, J
    SB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1

    Flop: ($3) 6, 10, A (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $1.57, Hero calls $1.57

    Turn: ($6.14) 2 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $3.22, Hero calls $3.22

    River: ($12.58) 7 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $5, Hero calls $5

    Total pot: $22.58 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    SB had A, 3 (one pair, Aces).
    Hero had A, J (one pair, Aces).
    Outcome: Hero won $22.08[/spoil]

    #16839

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 29:

    Session Goals:

    I played 8 hours. Yeahh. But I had 2-3 hours, where I did not took up enaugh time. Not good. Reason was villain won about 1-2 stacks and I hit nothing. Ok, I won the money back but not a gut altitude from myself. Should work hard on that. Paying attention (handreading and focus on betsizes) was not possible. Another day will come where I can improve. I analysed villains I choosed them when they are profitable (at least 10bb/ 100).

    Tilt exercise: As already mentioned I was on tilt when loosing some money. As Dusty Schmidt (aka Leatherass) wrote in his book: ” There are 10 big pots, 6 pots are normal, 2 pots lucky and 2 pots are bad luck. The 2 lost post decide about my success on the day. So I have to manage this problem. I will start the quitting exerc

    Hand of the day:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]969[/ATTACH] Villain was a bad-LAG. After calling the turn his range his range is wide. I like doing overbets on the river. So I checked and hopped he would overbet. Muahhh

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

    SB ($64.46)
    Hero (BB) ($121.66)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 6
    SB calls $0.25, Hero checks

    Flop: ($1) 9, 7, 5 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, SB calls $2

    Turn: ($6) 10 (2 players)
    Hero bets $5.50, SB calls $5.50

    River: ($17) 4 (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $55.96 (All-In), Hero calls $55.96

    Total pot: $128.92 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    SB had 8, Q (high card, Queen).
    Hero had 8, 6 (straight flush, eight high).
    Outcome: Hero won $128.42[/spoil]

    #16840

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 30:

    Session Goals:

    The good thing was, that I played about 8 hours. Unfortunately I still have problems with quitting. Villain was a fish and very lucky. Should have stopped. That is more important than just 50 – 100 $. I will try this the next days. Handreading and paying attention to betsize was fine until I start playing too fast.

    Tilt exercise:

    I did not stopped playing on time. I will try to use the dice exercise 3-4 times a day to improve myself. Mantras are fine, same like mediadate and visualisation exercise.

    Hand of the day:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]972[/ATTACH] Villain was bad-passive in the beginning of the match and get crazy when losing some money. He started spewing like the following hand. When the hand was checked until the river he shoved sometimes to get the pot. So I tryed my luck and got it. Muahhh.

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

    Hero (SB) ($66.79)
    BB ($89.13)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with 8, 4
    Hero bets $1, BB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $0.50

    Flop: ($3) Q, 3, 8 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero checks

    Turn: ($3) 4 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero checks

    River: ($3) 2 (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $5, BB raises to $87.63 (All-In), Hero calls $60.29 (All-In)

    Total pot: $133.58 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    Hero had 8, 4 (two pair, eights and fours).
    BB had Q, 10 (one pair, Queens).
    Outcome: Hero won $133.08[/spoil]

    #16777

    IMACHAMPION
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    he turn his top pair into a bluff? lol..

    #16841

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 31:

    Session Goals:

    All in all I´m satisfied with the day. Much better than the day before. I had just 1 situation where I started playing faster. I wanted to stopp playing but a fish sit down to the table. I should have stopped. After playing this villain my game was fine. Handreading and tooking up time was great. I played 8 hours and are on a good route to get the 40 hours border.

    Tilt exercise:

    I stopped playing on time until on 1 situation. But I improved to the days before and Im sure I will improve more in the next days. Mantra, visualisation and medidation was fine. That´s it.

    Hand of the day:

    Villain was unknown. The turnbet looks weak. Maybe a weak A, K and worse, a draw or Air. I thought about slowplaying. Ok, the river was hart. Shit happens. Life is going on.:D

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

    Hero (BB) ($50.50)
    SB ($54.65)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 4, A
    SB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1

    Flop: ($3) 3, 4, K (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $2, Hero calls $2

    Turn: ($7) A (2 players)
    Hero checks, SB bets $4.25, Hero raises to $15.50, SB calls $11.25

    River: ($38) J (2 players)
    Hero bets $31.50 (All-In), SB calls $31.50

    Total pot: $101 | Rake: $0.50

    [spoil]
    SB had A, J (two pair, Aces and Jacks).
    Hero had 4, A (two pair, Aces and fours).
    Outcome: SB won $100.50[/spoil]

    @IMACHAMPION 10846 wrote:

    he turn his top pair into a bluff? lol..

    Yeah, I dont know why but it was ok for me

    #16756

    Gordon Gekko
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    superLOL at the QT

    #16842

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 32:

    Graph of the week (Pokerstars):

    week5Pokerstars_zpsa8854fee.jpg

    Summary:

    I played on may last day very good. Tooking up enaugh time, good handreading and paying attention to betsizes. It was interesting to see that I my 2 big winnings days (2×300 $) was the days where I took enaugh time for thinking. That also had an influence on my red line (going up until hand 1500 and rises from hand 5400). My volume was fine. Played 40 hours with more than 6000 hands. I will play just on stars because my laptop has problems when I play on to many platforms. It got to hot and the computer turned off when it got a temperature of 100 degrees. So I will try to rebuild my brankroll to 5500 $, buy a new computer and will play nl100. But this will take maybe 1 – 2 month. I will try my best.

    I will not post for the next 3 days because my wife has his birthday and we will spend 4 days in the bavarian forest for relaxing. I will use the time for reading thriller books and on the poker side I will read 2 mental books again (the poker mindset and the Mental Game of Poker).

    #16843

    JurassicDaniel
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    Day 33-35:

    Just returned from our trip to bavaria. It was a relaxing time. We relaxed at the pool and I have a bad sunburn. I read 2 books about mental things (the poker mindset and the Mental Game of Poker) and discovered some things that I will use (for example I will update my preperation before and after the poker session….). Here is a 2 photos from our vacation. IMG_4895_zpsaf1c2e18.jpg IMG_4861_zpsfb3fdc63.jpgNext 2 days I will play as much as I can.

    #16790

    Rovar
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    Welcome back!
    Where the hell is an edge of the pool in first pick?!? It’s like nothing is there, just end of water.

    #17003

    spideysteve
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    @Rovar 11133 wrote:

    Welcome back!
    Where the hell is an edge of the pool in first pick?!? It’s like nothing is there, just end of water.

    It’s called an infinity pool, because from certain angles it looks like the water just goes for infinity … The water goes over the edge, which is a straight wall. All the drains are on the other side of the wall.

    CFP student

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