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I recently started grinding 9-max $1.50 regular speed STTs on PokerStars and am up after 28 sessions. (I'm single-tabling so as to get the fundamentals down, develop a strategy etc.)

I want to learn how to detect leaks in my game and get the most out of PokerTracker 4 so I watched the PT4 Primer on RIO which helped me to generate the attached report.

Two things on the report:

1) My SB Chips Won looks ridiculous compared to other positions. Am I really haemorrhaging chips here?

2) The tutor in the video effectively said that your 'run good / bad' is indicated by the difference between the 'All-In Equity Adjusted' statistic and 'Chips Won'. Is this correct? (So I'm a massive luckbox / on a heater?)

Couple other Qs please:

*Can people please recommend the best statistics for me to be monitoring and working on for my game?

*Does the odd looking statistic for SB Chips Won maybe have anything to do with the format I'm playing? (I.e. I get three-handed or heads up somewhat frequently and will, in turn, often (?) get eliminated when I'm SB (i.e. I will lose all my chips in that position).) Or is it actually a leak in my game?

*I was thinking maybe the sample size of 2,500 hands is too small to be indicative?


Sept. 25, 2018 | 8:18 p.m.

Thanks for input!

Sept. 24, 2018 | 4:15 p.m.

Great thanks so much Risva. I'll let you know how I fare.

Sept. 23, 2018 | 6:53 p.m.

Sept. 22, 2018 | 9:02 p.m.

Hey thanks so much for this comment. Lots of good stuff there for me to consider. I'll let you know what I glean from the equity calculator.

Can you please elaborate on one thing for me? I'm seeing the term "block" used a lot in a few different contexts (e.g. block bet) and I don't know what it means (I've Googled it... albeit maybe a bit lazily). What do you mean when you say "I think shoving turn is the way to go here, cause you block the nuts, you block his good draws like AQ".

Could you link or recommend any good reading or videos on that concept? (If it's something that's +EV for me to know now (I grind micro 9-max STTs).)

Thanks again!

Sept. 22, 2018 | 9:02 p.m.

Blinds: t60/t120 (7 Players) MP: 516
UTG+1: 722
CO: 1,599 (Hero)
BN: 5,357
SB: 427
BB: 1,402
UTG: 3,477
Preflop (180) Hero is CO with A K
UTG raises to 240, 2 folds, Hero calls 240, BN calls 240, 2 folds
Flop (1,005) 8 3 Q
UTG bets 240, Hero calls 240, BN calls 240
Turn (1,725) 8 3 Q J
UTG bets 240, Hero folds, BN calls 240
River (2,205) 8 3 Q J T
UTG bets 480, BN calls 480
Final Pot BN wins and shows two pair, Queens and Tens.
UTG lost and shows a pair of Queens.
BN wins 3,165

Sept. 21, 2018 | 8:26 p.m.

Blinds: t15/t30 (9 Players) BN: 629
SB: 943
BB: 1,695 (Hero)
UTG: 1,561
UTG+1: 2,204
MP: 1,524
MP+1: 1,546
MP+2: 1,003
CO: 2,395
Preflop (45) Hero is BB with 5 3
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls 30, 6 folds, Hero checks
V is loose but small sample of only 18 hands. Early going (level 2).
Flop (111) 4 5 2
Hero bets 74, UTG+1 calls 74
I lead on a good flop for my holding. (On an important side: am I thinking in sub-optimal terms? I.e. should I rather be thinking about relative ranges rather than whether a flop is "good for my holding" or not?)
Turn (259) 4 5 2 Q
Hero bets 180, UTG+1 calls 180
Was this turn bet -EV?
River (619) 4 5 2 Q 9
Hero checks, UTG+1 checks
Final Pot BB lost and shows a pair of Fives.
UTG+1 wins and shows a pair of Fives.
UTG+1 wins 619

Sept. 21, 2018 | 8:17 p.m.

Blinds: t40/t80 (4 Players) SB: 4,406
BB: 2,083 (Hero)
CO: 4,026
BN: 2,985
Preflop (120) Hero is BB with 8 Q
2 folds, SB raises to 240, Hero calls 160
V has VPIP 39% and raises pre-flop 25% hands he's dealt. Notwithstanding, was my defend too loose? (-EV?) How can I tell this in real time?
Flop (520) 9 J T
SB bets 260, Hero calls 260
Turn (1,040) 9 J T 4
SB bets 520, Hero calls 520
Continuing to let him hang himself here but did I fail to extract max EV by flatting?

My read was that a 3-bet on the flop or turn may have tilted him into an all-in bluff 4-bet. So perhaps that was the max +EV play?
River (2,080) 9 J T 4 2
SB checks, Hero bets 686, SB folds
Final Pot BB wins 2,080

Sept. 21, 2018 | 7:17 p.m.

For future reference, is NLHE for cash games?

Sept. 21, 2018 | 7:04 p.m.

Blinds: t40/t80 (4 Players) CO: 3,986
BN: 2,503 (Hero)
SB: 3,886
BB: 3,125
Preflop (120) Hero is BN with K Q
CO raises to 240, Hero calls 240, 2 folds
V is loose. Over 50 hands: VPIP 37 PFR 20 CB 50. (Including moves like shoving A9o and 63s pre.) (This is what my PT4 is saying now but I'm not sure how much of this info was on the HUD at the time of this hand.)

I even feel my call pre-flop here is a bit looser than I'd like as I try to play very tight for the first four levels or so of these games. Or is that -EV nitty?
Flop (640) T T 4
CO bets 320, Hero folds
The laydown here just felt like a crap play, so I'm trying to understand what the correct strategy is in this spot.
Final Pot CO wins 640

Sept. 21, 2018 | 6:16 p.m.

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