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My Top 10 Travelling Songs

Went a little bit different this time...spicing things up!

Jan. 24, 2017 | 1:06 p.m.

Hand History | PokerVagabond posted in NLHE: X/R Top Two on the Turn
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (5 Players) UTG: $28.91
CO: $26.24
BN: $23.35
SB: $29.74
BB: $27.74 (Hero)
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is BB with K A
UTG folds, CO raises to $0.62, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.10, CO calls $1.48
Villain is running at 25/18 over 2.3k. RFI at 30 in the CO and fold to 3BET in CO is 50% over 10 sample-s (47% over 66 samples in total)

Clear 3bet for value
Flop ($4.55) 5 K 4
Hero bets $3.40, CO calls $3.40
Putting villain on a relatively wide-ish range. His fold to cbet is 37% over a decent sample so it's an easy value cbet. Could continue with a large part of his range (Medium pocket pairs, overcards, flush draws, A highs)
Turn ($11.35) 5 K 4 A
Hero checks, CO bets $7.23, Hero raises to $22.19 and is all in, CO calls $13.46 and is all in
Now this is where I kind of had a brain fart and wanted to try to get max value without scary myself if the 3rd spade came down (although I now understand that is only a small part of his range)

I think he could still represent a large-ish part of his range here and so I COULD elect to just check/call and keep in all his bluffs but could possible miss out on value with his Ax hands that just made TP but might fold if a 3rd space came or another scare card, his flush draws that could still call my shove, pair and flush draw hands.

However obviously just shipping here could also get all worse hands to fold and only getting called by better (although I do still think he could call with a lot worse hands given his semi-fishy stats)

River ($54.23) 5 K 4 A J
Final Pot CO wins and shows three of a kind, Fours.
BB lost and shows two pair, Aces and Kings.
CO wins $50.73
Rake is $2.00

Jan. 15, 2017 | 5:06 p.m.

What you mentioned about fold to 3bet is a very good point, so good in fact that I went ahead and quickly made a custom popup to make sure I know exactly where villains are folding from. I tend to do it sometimes but hopefully my new popup hud will make it a lot easier for me to check quickly, especially against more competent regs. Thanks for the help buddy, really appreciate it

Jan. 12, 2017 | 4:46 p.m.

Very interesting about the sizing. Its something I haven't adjusted other than the standard 50% 60% 70%

Jan. 11, 2017 | 9:35 a.m.

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My New Years Resolutions

One year on and I'm still here! Cheers to anyone who has read any of my little blog! Here's to 2017!

Jan. 10, 2017 | 11:48 a.m.

Yeah wish I took this advice last night!

Jan. 10, 2017 | 11:47 a.m.

Thanks buddy!

Jan. 9, 2017 | 6:46 p.m.

Hand History | PokerVagabond posted in NLHE: QQ facing x/r on river
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (8 Players) SB: $25.10
BB: $15.13
UTG: $25.00
UTG+1: $33.06
MP: $39.93
MP+1: $31.45
CO: $32.89 (Hero)
BN: $25.35
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is CO with Q Q
UTG folds, UTG+1 raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.00, 3 folds, UTG+1 calls $1.25
Villain is playing 14/10 over 1.5k hands. Folding to 3bet only 44% of the time and has a very very tight 4bet range of 0.8. I think raising here for value as standard. Will be called by 99+, AT/AJs + at a minimum.
Flop ($4.35) 2 9 6
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $2.80, UTG+1 calls $2.80
Checking here could be an option but I can get value from TT/JJ/ random OOP float with Ax hands. Maybe even 77/88 that decide to call a 3bet. Also a tiny bit of protection as 8 cards would kill any action. (Villains fold to cbet is 53)
Turn ($9.95) 2 9 6 J
UTG+1 checks, Hero checks
I think betting here would seriously narrow villains range and fold out most that I beat (77/88/TT, random floats) and being called or even raised by hands that crush me (99/JJ in particular, AA/KK that decided not to 4bet)
River ($9.95) 2 9 6 J 9
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $4.00, UTG+1 raises to $13.50, Hero folds
Checking back the river was certainly going through my mind as I struggled to find what hands would call me. In the end I thought that was just too passive and quickly came to the assumption that TT COULD call, random float with AJ could also call, plus hero calling with AK

As soon as the raise came in it seems like a pretty easy fold but would love to know what you think
Final Pot UTG+1 wins $17.14
Rake is $0.81

Jan. 9, 2017 | 12:02 a.m.

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The Yearly Review

I reflect on a year that didn't exactly go to plan...but looking towards the future!

Dec. 31, 2016 | 1:23 p.m.

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A Hike Across The Worlds Largest Sand Island

A cheeky post about heading out on random adventures, I've also given myself a promotion to $25nl this week so everything is looking up!

Dec. 14, 2016 | 11:51 a.m.

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Monthly Roundup - November

My best month to date and a promotion looms...

Dec. 6, 2016 | 9:28 p.m.

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I'm off to Italy!

but not by the normal route...

Nov. 22, 2016 | 8:58 p.m.

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I Hitchhiked 7000km Across Australia

I chat about it a little bit....

Nov. 7, 2016 | 5:03 p.m.

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Monthly Roundup - October

I'm back again with my Monthly Roundup, where I just squeezed a profit but it was so much more than that

Nov. 1, 2016 | 8:01 p.m.

Yeah it's all well and good having the best tools but I also don't feel like getting these programs and not knowing how to use them is going to be a good strategy in my poker development at the moment. I can see people getting put off because they've jumped straight into GTO theory and everything else, whilst ignoring the most fundamental aspects of poker. You can't just become the best by having the best programs. A solid foundation is also pretty important. Obviously the aim is to be able to understand every theory and strategy but sometimes too much information can be detremental to your overall success.

Either way, I'll definitely have a look at those tools and see if they can help me with my current state of developement.

Oct. 31, 2016 | 2:26 p.m.

Cheers for the input guys. I don't use Pio or Snowie so I'm doing this from scratch. Do you recommend these programs?

Oct. 31, 2016 | 11:50 a.m.

Hand History | PokerVagabond posted in NLHE: A9o on the BTN - open or not to open?
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (9 Players) CO: $18.57
BN: $10.00 (Hero)
SB: $15.60
BB: $10.47
UTG: $10.45
UTG+1: $10.15
MP: $10.15
MP+1: $9.05
MP+2: $11.55
The real villain here is the BB. I have 4.5k hands on them. I have noticed that he resteal a whopping 17% but that number is a massive 31% against me.

Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BN with A 9
6 folds, Hero

Oct. 29, 2016 | 2:57 p.m.

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Cheers guys! Sorry I'm not more of a regular user on this site...forums just don't seem to work for me in terms of learning. Glad you're enjoying it

On that note

A Weekend Away In London (and how it became one of the most inspiring of my life)

Oct. 26, 2016 | 11:18 a.m.

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That One Time I Went To Everest

(that big old mountain)

Oct. 13, 2016 | 10:45 a.m.

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New Monthly Roundup

Also adding a new section soon where I talk about a few of the travels I have done over the years!

Oct. 2, 2016 | 5:14 p.m.

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Cheers buddy! That's really nice to hear, I should do some of those affiliated links :p

The Power of Patience

New blog up! And Monthly Roundup coming soon.

Sept. 27, 2016 | 4:15 p.m.

Sept. 11, 2016 | 2:59 p.m.

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One Year On - Part 2

I talk about my life away from poker and how to deal with setbacks

Aug. 22, 2016 | 3:57 p.m.

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Some intense shit

New monthly roundup! I talk about my Dads near death, festivals and also playing your A0game as often as possible

Aug. 8, 2016 | 1:36 p.m.

Hand History | PokerVagabond posted in NLHE: AK vs LAG on King high flop
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (9 Players) CO: $10.15
BN: $10.00
SB: $15.84
BB: $6.45
UTG: $13.52
UTG+1: $12.69 (Hero)
MP: $12.64
MP+1: $9.60
MP+2: $10.00
Villian is playing 20/14 over a sample of 2k+ . Aggression is 2.6 and cbet flop 59 and turn 55.
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is UTG+1 with A K
UTG raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, MP calls $0.90, 6 folds, UTG folds
I have 2.2k hand on villian and his cold calling stat is 11 +he only folds to 3bets 51% of the time and his 4betting range is 4.1 (I raise the initial raiser at that was the mark at the table)
Flop ($2.25) 6 Q K
Hero checks, MP bets $1.61, Hero calls $1.61
His preflop range seems something like AQs+, TT-AA. Possible random pairs and suited connected considering he is a LAG. I check to keep all his bluffs in
Turn ($5.47) 6 Q K 7
Hero checks, MP bets $3.91, Hero calls $3.91
As his flop and turn cbet stat are pretty similar I felt like I just had to go with my hand. Obviously getting crushed by QQ and AA. Is this a fold here considering the large bet size and the fact that I practically do not beat anything?
River ($13.29) 6 Q K 7 K
Hero bets $2.00, MP raises to $6.22 and is all in, Hero calls $4.22
Donked out $2 just to get small value from AA, I have to call regardless now so was thinking i might as well try and get some value from the times I am up against AA
Final Pot UTG+1 lost and shows three of a kind, Kings.
MP wins and shows a full house, Queens full of Kings.
MP wins $24.57
Rake is $1.16

Aug. 8, 2016 | 1:34 p.m.

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My Struggle to Become a Professional

1 year after vowing not to return to my shitty dead end job, I talk about what I've learnt and why failure is just part and parcel of trying to achieve 'success'

July 12, 2016 | 2:11 p.m.

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June is here

Thanks to anyone who has visited!

July 1, 2016 | 1:29 p.m.

Yeah I think I've been losing a few buy ins when I haven't been able to get away from hands like these and nearly always end up against a flush.

June 21, 2016 | 10:03 p.m.

Hand History | PokerVagabond posted in NLHE: made straight vs fishy player?
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (9 Players) BN: $13.17 (Hero)
SB: $10.00
BB: $23.33
UTG: $16.08
UTG+1: $3.20
MP: $15.49
MP+1: $10.00
MP+2: $15.73
CO: $10.65
Main villain is playing 31/19 with with an aggression factor of 1.6, check raise stat of 17% but only over 141 hands
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BN with K J
5 folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20
Flop ($1.20) 9 T Q
SB checks, BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.90, SB calls $0.90, BB calls $0.90, CO folds
charging for draws, pretty standard
Turn ($3.90) 9 T Q 7
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $2.75, SB folds, BB raises to $5.50, Hero calls $2.75
Can I really give up the straight even on a 3 card flush?
River ($14.90) 9 T Q 7 J
BB bets $7.11, Hero calls $6.47 and is all in
A reluctant call considering the stack to pot ratio. Should I have even for this far?

June 21, 2016 | 4:05 p.m.

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New blog post.

When things really turn to shit!

Itsshomuchharderwhenyoucare

June 14, 2016 | 5:45 p.m.

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