Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com
BTN: $2.00 (VPIP: 30.14, PFR: 22.83, 3Bet Preflop: 9.64, Hands: 226)
SB: $0.81 (VPIP: 28.26, PFR: 23.91, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 48)
Hero (BB): $2.02
UTG: $2.20 (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
MP: $2.42 (VPIP: 23.66, PFR: 20.61, 3Bet Preflop: 5.00, Hands: 131)
CO: $1.33 (VPIP: 47.06, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02
Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has 3h 4h
fold, MP raises to $0.05, CO raises to $0.08, fold, SB calls $0.07, Hero calls $0.06, MP calls $0.03
Flop : ($0.32, 4 players) 9h Jh Kh
SB checks, Hero checks, MP checks, CO bets $0.15, fold, Hero calls $0.15, fold
Turn : ($0.62, 2 players) 6s
Hero checks, CO bets $0.59, Hero raises to $1.79 and is all-in, CO calls $0.51 and is all-in
River : ($2.82, 2 players) 7d
Hero shows 3h 4h (Flush, King High)
(Pre 37%, Flop 96%, Turn 100%)
CO shows Td Kd (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 63%, Flop 4%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins $2.68
Rake paid $0.10
$0.04 was deducted from the pot for the jackpot.
1) What option do I select to directly import PT4 hands onto this forum?
2) Is Hero a fish because he showed up with 34s?
Sept. 30, 2017 | 1:26 a.m.
I've been looking around for people who are working away at the game basically 24/7 and I find them here and over at RCP. This journal, although I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of it, is exactly what I was looking to find on here. I'm digging more into "going pro" videos and podcasts and looking to see what other grinders are doing with their time and how they're thinking. I greatly appreciate the OP's contribution to the community and game.
I see guys on the more casual sites (Pokerstrategy, 2p2 low stakes threads, CardsChat, etc) start these kind of threads and they're literally inspiring because you see how quickly they trail off, lose focus, and just acknowledge that they're going to play "recreationally". This thread is inspiring because it supports my own passion, determination, and hard work as I climb the online stakes and get ready to start playing $1/2 live.
The only way I know to become great at something this challenging and with such a high risk of ruin for most people, is to completely and totally envelope yourself in it. The world, the numbers, the personalities, the theory. There's just never a time you shouldn't be at least considering the game in the back of your mind and incorporating the lessons you learn from poker into your own life. All of it's worth it in any venue when you sit across from "the other guy" and see that he hasn't prepared to even 1/10th the degree you have and the match is already over when you look into each other's eyes for the first time.
Sept. 27, 2017 | 5:05 a.m.
Indeed, just make sure you adjust if they adjust. Bad players won't adjust. They'll just keep calling. If good players behind you start 3betting you lighter, you'll have to start making your own adjustments in sizings and ranges, of course.
Sept. 26, 2017 | 12:26 a.m.
What stakes are you playing? Regardless - we have a ton of preflop calling stations around all of a sudden. I have, and have seen many others, go back to 4-6x'ing pre depending upon the situation. Also, from 2 to 3x from the BTN in some situations. If they just refuse to stop calling with garbage from behind, just keep escalating your 2 and 3 bets.
Sept. 25, 2017 | 2:39 a.m.
Yes, CB 70% is highly exploitable in today's game but at the same time, I do have to reiterate that regardless of your attempt to steal, you should be looking at a PFR of 35-55% from the BTN overall. I don't think anyone on here would disagree with that statement.
What site are you on? Different sites have different population tendencies.
Sept. 24, 2017 | 9:18 p.m.
Kudos to you for posting one of your worst hands. I do the same regularly. It's good and you feel more of a sense of responsibility to NOT make plays like this when you know you have a propensity to share/discuss them with others.
As for the hand: What's to say? I don't think you can define pure spew much more than this. Of course, I've never sat a $1 big blind game but I wouldn't do this at 2NL or 10NL today. It seems like total tilt.
Sept. 24, 2017 | 3:43 a.m.
Everything I play and work on at this point is shorthanded and HU cash so I really am in no position to comment on full ring. That said, a PFR of 22 from the BTN is just ridiculous, man. You need to be opening anywhere from like 38-55% from the BTN, depending on a multitude of factors, of course.
Sept. 24, 2017 | 3:27 a.m.
I'm a 2NL - 10NL player working at the game full time so, of course, my situations and games are far, far more simple and straightforward than what you guys are getting into here. Still, studying higher stakes hands helps me understand higher level concepts and lines so I'm starting to spend more time studying both micros as well as mid + stakes content, too.
My question is this: Because the blinds are bigger at higher stakes cash games, and there's more dead money in the middle - along with the fact that the pots are going to grow much larger much faster - is this why people loosen up and play a wider range of hands more aggressively than they do at lower stakes?
Thanks. I'm just starting to play with $15-30 stacks in the past week and am of course having more fun than ever. Things are getting far more complex and I'm enjoying the game much more now that there's more money involved and I actually have a slight clue as to what I'm doing.
Sept. 23, 2017 | 6:24 a.m.
I have absolutely no idea where you get this notion that I think I'm Rocky Balboa, and then I get even more confused when Ivan Drago gets thrown into the equation. Dude, really - let this one go. You're pumping a dry well here. I did shut up, listen more, and stop whining. If you would have not just shown up to the thread a month + late and posted without reading and understanding first, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Being able to communicate effectively is far more important than one's poker skills and on that front, perhaps you could benefit from a few "mirror moments" yourself. GL to you on your journey towards literacy and a semblance of intellect.
At least we can finally put this one to rest.
Sept. 21, 2017 | 8:17 p.m.
Of course not. You wrote it for yourself. That's the point. You came back to the thread hoping to find someone still wallowing in 2NL with severe mental game leaks and found someone who's been working on them tremendously and received a lot of help from the RCP poster in this very thread. You have RIO idiots here saying that they've never, ever heard of WPN being considered difficult when the pro who played 10k hands there himself went through a 10 BI downswing at one point and admitted that the players on WPN "play differently than I've seen anywhere else". You guys just ignore all of that because you have one goal here: To troll. You're just wasting your time while other people are being productive.
These forums are starting to resemble 2p2 a little bit.
Sept. 21, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Yes, and the information here - Like a lot of the information on RIO - is terribly outdated. This is the Ignition network now and it accepts all US players.
Sept. 21, 2017 | 4:40 p.m.
Yeah, see the problem is that your entire post was a waste of time and space. Did you see the dates on these original posts? The thread was deader than a door nail. I've been playing 4NL, 5NL, and 5NLz this month. Everything you read here, and everything you commented on, is completely outdated. And no, I didn't get to 5NL by looking in the mirror and telling myself I'm a piece of shit. That's not how I did it.
For you to read a few poker posts from me and then attempt to deduce my entire personality structure is absolutely the definition of immaturity. Perhaps YOU should learn a little about sample sizes when dealing with other people. You're also just another nobody who doesn't get paid to write his opinions so basically - You post on the forums for your own personal entertainment. Nobody's reading your garble.
Classic, classic narcissism and immaturity to come and necro an old thread like this just so you could drop your two pennies into the hat. That's really all your opinion is worth - one big blind at 2NL.
You could have at least read my RCP profile posts before posting to see if anything has changed. Quite a bit has. The fact is that the only posts of mine I see any responses to are this one where people attempt to troll me. Perhaps when RIO raised it's pricing, it should have told people that the quality of the forums has decreased here and there are a lot of trolls. I mean, some of you spend 3/4 of every day on here. Obviously you're not playing much poker.
Sept. 21, 2017 | 4:27 p.m.
Honestly, Seacombe - I, nor anyone else has any idea what you're talking about. You're another one who uses the internet to pretend people care what they have to say. Trust me, nobody does. You're irrelevant.
You don't even play NLHE. Go back to Chutes and Ladders.
Sept. 19, 2017 | 7:31 a.m.
It's worth a look for any of you. It used to be the Revolution Network but then they merged with another player pool and became Horizon. For an American, it's basically the best deal you can get. The only negative to the network is the traffic, which is really starting to take off. This will surpass all of the WSOP US sites this fall. Just thought I'd put the word out since a lot of people don't know about this site. 36% rakeback, all sorts of VIP programs, gold coin collections, reload bonuses basically every month, special bitcoin deposit bonuses basically every month. The software is fantastic and it supports both PT4 and HM2.
Sept. 18, 2017 | 8:08 p.m.
PIOSolver is extremely expensive depending upon what stakes the OP is planning on playing. And then he has to win there.
CardrunnersEV just came out with GTO+. It's their own GTO solver and it's free for existing CREV users. Independently, I'm not sure what it's price is but in any event, it's far, far more affordable than PIOSolver.
Sept. 18, 2017 | 6:22 p.m.
Actually, I've upped my game quite a bit in the last few weeks. 80% of my troubles were mental and 20% were theoretical misunderstandings or lack of understanding at all. I've made about $100 in the micros since the last post and there's quite a bit more on the way due to bonuses.
I dumped virtually every penny into poker this month and have to ride it out thin for the rest of the month. I'll almost definitely start the essential sub here on October 1st to mix in with my study, analysis, and discussion at RedChipPoker.
Sept. 18, 2017 | 6:02 p.m.
With some help from the guys @ RCP, I've decided it's time to narrow my focus. I have been playing 6max cash and HUSNGs but I'm cutting to just focusing entirely on cash. I've already cut out MTT's.
This is my question: I'd like to have a "side game" so to speak, and also something to switch to in order to break monotony while grinding 6max. Would heads up cash be cool to mix in with my 6max volume or, like the SNG's, would I be "going against the grain" so to speak? From what I've seen, the HU cash would only compliment the rest of my cash game, no?
Thanks in advance for all help on this. Trying to narrow things down and then focus on moving up.
Sept. 14, 2017 | 6:04 a.m.
Fold. Some of you guys go crazy with AK here in the micros. This isn't the spot to GII with it. With SB's 3b size and his position/stats - The best you can hope for in this pot is 43% odds (basically) and that's if BN calls.
All of that said, this definitely warrants more thought because you are only 4 handed. In my mind, that does change things a bit.
Sept. 13, 2017 | 7:12 p.m.
I remember seeing a video on another site, a few months back, where they delved into the concept of board coverage when constructing ranges. Can anyone direct me to some decent material on the subject, either here or elsewhere?
Sept. 13, 2017 | 7:07 p.m.
How does a good "poker face" improve your winrate online? Offline? I would imagine that if you need to rely on making faces, taking botox, and over medicating yourself that you have much bigger leaks to work on than your poker face.
Sept. 12, 2017 | 9:13 a.m.
It's just that generally the flop bet you're referring to is considered continuation betting...not barrelling. Further, you weren't the preflop aggressor here. You wound up calling a 4bet from the big blind.
Sept. 12, 2017 | 9:11 a.m.
I'm looking into ICMIZER 2 Pro as I have just about all the cash game software I could need at my level but nothing specifically for tournaments/SNG's. I am starting to play a lot of HUSNG's and I'd like to later work into MTT's (naturally) even though I'm primarily a cash game player right now.
Is this product good for HUSNG's and MTT's, or mainly just STT's? I've done some research but this specific subject still seems vague to me.
Sept. 10, 2017 | 8:47 a.m.
If the site were more well rounded and had a legitimate focus on microstakes, the $25 essential would be a no brainer. For people at lower stakes and who like SNG's, there's just nothing. That's the one gripe I have with the site.
Sept. 9, 2017 | 10:58 a.m.
Really, you're reading me wrong at this point. I'm actually looking at some of the preview videos, debating the $25 essential again. It's a $15 difference and I was indeed looking to add something in addition to RCP, just to get different perspectives now and then. The forums here are robust and it would be nice to view the videos people are referring to.
I do have to again compliment RIO for it's quality, though. I mean technical quality. The entire site, as well as the videos, are gorgeous.
Sept. 9, 2017 | 10:29 a.m.
??? That you're still rambling on like this for absolutely no reason is what's strange. Not my reconciling with the folks at RCP and now playing better than ever. The fact is that you have to ask yourself "what am I hoping to accomplish here?" when you get into one of these. There's nothing for you to accomplish. I'm fine, you're fine, everything's fine. Drama over.
The fact is that what I'm saying and was all along here is that by RIO increasing to $25 for the essential, they're now competing with sites that offer full membership for $30-50/mo. From a marketing standpoint, I think they should have left it how it was. That's just my opinion. I think RCP and RIO are, as I've stated numerous times, much higher quality than anything else out there right now. Totally cutting edge and you can't go wrong with either.
Sept. 9, 2017 | 10 a.m.
Just thought I should bring this up since it's new. They took away the HUSNG's at Betonline a couple of months ago and have now, due to overwhelming demand, brought them back and made them better than ever. Heads up poker on that network with the odds calc + DriveHUD is absolutely sick. Anyone into such things should definitely take a look.
The new odds calculator, which doubles as a relatively decent HUD, can be downloaded off of BetOnline's poker site. As said, this + DriveHUD is gorgeous on that network. Of course, if you're RestOfWorld, you have access to all sorts of such things but for American players, this is a nice addition to what we currently have available to us.