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As I mentioned before, I've only been playing poker for 1.5 years. During this time, I played almost 80% of my games in WPN. I'm mad at myself for not meeting these limits for months. Almost all of the best players I've ever played with are the new ban list. So I've been trying to beat the bots for a year and a half. Now it is said that I'll take a money because of these bots. But for 3 weeks, although I've contacted unfortunately I did not get results. If the money I gave to the boats was in my safe a year ago, things could be different now. I won't get any money back in those days when I stressed myself. The worst part of the job because I live in Turkey still need to continue to play in this damn server.

allegro88 19.68$
Snookie1M 23.93$
habahaba 5.23$
LSDPrizrak 0.55$
paymealot 0.08$
frontman11 24.44$
Jitterbugg 3.54$
nebuchadnezzar 19.1$
Gamer 20.49$
Skyjacker 38.32$
Trcky3s 7.4$
wickedhag 18.62$
Foxrox 20$

All bots im affected. Total 200$ money back.

May 16, 2019 | 12:32 a.m.




[ 35 hour ] Grind 6 hours on weekdays, 3 hours on weekend for total 150 Hour.
[ 14.5 hour ] Study atleast 30 hour.
[ Done ] Go crossfit at least 4 days a week
[ Done ] Make the Wim Hof Method every day.

I completed the first 10 days of this month. I'm not happy with the money and the result. Even though I cannot influence the money directly, there are big mistakes that I find related to my game. If I can reduce these errors, I think the return will be in money. There are two issues I'm focusing on right now.

  • Preflop range vs 3B
  • Postflop play in 4B pots

I think these are the 2 things that have the most impact on the state of my red line. Unfortunately I don't have a friend who is more experienced than me. So I have to find my own mistakes. And the way of trial and error always causes the work to grow longer.

A second point I need to fix next to the red line is WWSF. They're a little tied to each other, but they're not completely connected. I think that bringing this value closer to 47-48 will have a big impact on my game. Frankly, I'm not sure what I need to focus on. I will continue to work on this.

Everything goes well in crossfit. I think that my rivalry and ambition with people I've practiced together has a huge impact on poker. You have an interval for training. In this time period you have to do your best. The best. You have to be proud of yourself when you're done training. This feeling is really priceless. If I reflect this feeling to poker, it'il be better. The only squeeze of this week is the wounds in my palms that wobble iron. Even though it slowed my pace, it didn't stop me from going to practice.

I'd like to talk about Wim Hof ​​breathing. People always make things complicated. Do you want to lose weight then create a calorie deficit. How simple is that? But the fact that it's so simple always leads to question marks in humans. That's why they make things complicated. Different diet plans are formed. They get suplament support even though they don't need them. The benefits of Wim Hof ​​breathing are actually similar. Just 15-20 minutes a day by breathing and taking a cold shower can give a great benefit to your life. But the fact that it's so easy doesn't attract people. They can't believe it works. They don't even want to do it even if they see it works (I'm talking about my wife and friends here). If I briefly list the things that this method adds to me

  1. Reduced stress
  2. Increased my belief in habit building
  3. I have never been sick for about 2 years. Sometimes I thought I was sick, but my body reacted in a very short time and it didn't impress me.
  4. Increased my sports performance
  5. It taught how simple things are
    I hope things will get a little better when I write again. I will reflect the stability and performance in other areas of my life to poker.

May 10, 2019 | 12:42 p.m.

Time Management Problem

For a long time I believe that time is the most important thing in our lives. While the value of most things in our lives is measured by money, the time we spend creating money is always the case. When I went in a restaurant, I didn't pay much attention to the dishes I left in my plate. If I do the same thing right now, I'm constantly thinking that the dish I left in my plate is actually a part of the poker session that I played by giving great labor. If I'm 15 minutes late at the time I planned in the morning, I can't stop my irritation. But no matter what I do, there is a time that I cannot help myself to waste. I'm below average in most people today, my use of social media is really addictive. I find myself writing Twitter or Facebook to the address bar whenever I am idle on the computer. This is one of the biggest problems I need to correct in the short term. Other than that, I'm broadcasting poker at noon for a local site. It gives me extra income when I play on these limits. I need to reserve 14: 30-17: 30 this afternoon. These watches are the least of the players because they are against the American clock. As soon as I wake up, playing poker at an unproductive hour, I'm a bit annoyed, but I need that extra income right now. Other than that, I'm happy with my schedule. I'm going to share the program I'm trying to meet with you on weekdays. With your ideas and directions, maybe I can do better. I know I'm not messed with planning, but I think I can always do better.



May 6, 2019 | 11:50 a.m.

Post | Barkn posted in Chatter: Poker, Crossfit and WimHofMethod

Hi friends

I'm 28 years old. I live in Turkey and I'm playing poker for about 10 years. Although poker is a passion for me though because of the living conditions in Turkey I could never show enough respect to this passion.

I used to be a good SNG player. After Pokerstars to Turkey 's closing, I started playing tournaments in small sites. I couldn't keep doing this much longer with my business life and decided to learn Cash Game. In this period, I got married and I quit the game completely to allocate enough time for my wife. However, due to the economic crisis, I became unemployed in the third month of my marriage.

My wife let me give her a chance at poker during my unemployment benefit. I've only been playing poker for about a year and a half. However, in the beginning of this period, I could not do enough for myself because I had very serious family problems. In this period, GGPoker, WPN and PPPoker played games. And thanks to friends who trusted me, I had the opportunity to play live poker.

I don't know what the rest of my life brings, but I want to do my best when I have the chance. As data, I have a very small history of WPN poker playing this year.

I want to do my best to improve myself and play. So I got RIO Essential membership. After my membership there were some changes in my game. It's more of a small set of hands, but it made me a little excited for the game.

Now I want to share this excitement with you and develop myself with you. My goal here is to win nice friendships and share information with people who are having the same problems as me. I would like to share with you other things that will make me a better individual in my normal life. For the last three months, I've been interested in crossfits with my wife. I can't tell you the value it adds to my life. Maybe in those days when I'm playing online poker again, it will help me more. I've also been following a strict Wim Hof for about 1 year. I try to start the day in the morning with a breathing exercise and a cold shower. It is my biggest goal to be a better person every day than the previous day, using these 3 main areas of interest to support each other.


[ ] Grind 6 hours on weekdays, 3 hours on weekend for total 150 Hour.
[ ] Study atleast 30 hour.
[ ] Go crossfit at least 4 days a week
[ ] Make the Wim Hof Method every day.

See you soon. (Note: I am using Google Translate most of the time because my English is not very good.)

May 4, 2019 | 10:42 p.m.

Ty for really good advices. Im so greatful. In Turkey really hard to find nice poker partner to study and grown with. Maybe i can find someone in that forum.

March 25, 2019 | 6:04 a.m.

Normally I would trust my psychology more than most poker players. However, my only effort with a return on money was that after it became poker, things started to change. I'm beginning to focus on most things I don't normally focus on. The biggest reason for this was trying to prove my wife to myself. I'm starting to make more radical decisions about this situation. I have prepared an action plan with the suggestions of people who have similar problems with me and the people who comment on this topic.

  1. Pokertracker all the colors in the graphics I've turned to white. I would like to look at this during the game, but I will not see any data.
  2. I removed all statutes related to money.
  3. When I woke up in the morning, I rearranged my routine to do before poker (cold shower, Wim Hof ​​breathing training)
  4. I limited the session time to max 2 hours. Then call a minimum of 10 minutes.
  5. I erased all the money-related targets in my head and set goals based on my self-improvement.
  6. By analyzing full data on Monday, I decided to look at my cash case.

I hope I'll be as eager as I do in the changes I've made in the coming days. After 1 month I will share the results with you again. Thanks everyone.

March 19, 2019 | 6:12 p.m.

I have 200k sample run under EV sample on WPN last year. But i didnt play well this days. So its not just this sample.

March 18, 2019 | 9:31 a.m.

Maybe moderetors can move it to Mental Game Forum?

March 18, 2019 | 9:24 a.m.

Post | Barkn posted in Chatter: How to deal with long under EV run?

I've been playing poker for years. At the beginning of this year, I decided to play poker as a professional. I have a very stable routine. The time I wake up in the morning is usually the same. I'm trying to eat healthy. I do crossfit training for at least 4 days a week. I think I've built a solid poker psychology over the years. But the last 3 months didn't go the way I wanted.

First of all, because of the country I live in, WPN is the best option for cash game. I think most of the games are hard compared to the room. 4-5 tables playing at the same time. I've been in this situation for 3 months. In such cases, I was advised to study more. I'm trying to work more every day. I feel that my poker is getting better, but unfortunately it's not reflected in my game.

My friend told me not to disturb my morale and he could support me for other rooms. I've been playing here for the last 1.5 months, but I'm facing a similar result.

I know I have a lot of crap. I keep working on them every day. But the fact that I sit at the table after the lecture and spend a lot of money on the table reduces my desire to play poker. Every morning I sit with great enthusiasm, but I don't want to continue the session because of what happened during the session. I've been in this head for a long time and I'm starting to think I'm not getting any better. I can't afford to measure myself anymore. I'm having a hard time motivating. Most of the time I do not notice that I play good or bad.

How can I handle this?
(Besides studying and practicing.)

Do I have to accept that I'm a bad player and give up?

Do I exaggerate this situation too much?

Waiting for your solution and suggestions. Thank you.

March 18, 2019 | 8:52 a.m.

Thats mine. When you run like that you feel like you get raised every 3bet pot cbet.

Feb. 9, 2019 | 2:18 a.m.

I dont think its big issue.

Jan. 16, 2019 | 1:09 p.m.

Post | Barkn posted in NLHE: NL10 - TT vs River Float Bet


Villain RegFish Loose caller.
What s the best moove River?

Jan. 15, 2019 | 2:50 p.m.


CO unknown , BT agro fish
What's the right play OTT?

Jan. 15, 2019 | 2:11 p.m.

I know its meaningless with that sample. I dont ask for that. I as beyond the sample. Difference between yellow and green line can tell me something about my bad play?

Jan. 8, 2019 | 1:10 p.m.

Yeah i understand. But i belive its hard to run hot when you have 8BI diffrerence in 8K hand vs green line. And ty for link share.

For example, Villain A is bluffing and Hero is slowplaying (or bluffcatching).
Villain A pots the turn and Hero calls. (hero has 95% equity on the turn).
Villain A rivered the nuts and hit the 5% and pots again. Hero calls and lose.
If you look into Hero's graph, the yellow line will be down, but it does not mean that Hero made a bad decision. If we suppose that in the same spot the Hero shoved turn and both players went all in on the turn and then the Villain rivered the 5%, now we would see the yellow line straight UP, but, again, it does not mean it was the highest EV strategy.

Its hero loose EV sample. I belive when hero is nice enough player to not play so much -EV situation yellow line never goes down 8BI vs green one. He must be very lucky with AAvs KK , KK vs QQ in short run.

Jan. 8, 2019 | 11:57 a.m.

Post | Barkn posted in NLHE: Allin Ad-Adj (Yellow Line)

I know my hand now enough for talking about variance but me and my friend have different thoughts about that yellow line. He said this line doesnt show im running very poor. And i belive i run very poor. He said i might be have some postflop and preflop leaks but i dont think so. Can you guys write your thoughts about yellow line. Did i run bad? Or this stat is meanless?

Jan. 8, 2019 | 1:58 a.m.

Its classic breakeeven player graphic. Dont need to look your stat. You are too passive player. Quick way to fix it.

  1. Dont fold to much turn after call flop cbet.
  2. Raise flop sometimes. Dont call all time
  3. Learn whats real mean of value bet.
  4. Close your eyes and bet when people check to you. You can make better vs that graph after betting ATC cs check

Jan. 7, 2019 | 3:05 p.m.

As a poker player and learner in Microstake which tools can help me on my game?(Current level 6max nl10) I have small bankroll so i want to use it effectively. Dont want to spend to much money for unnecessary or not micro limit programs.

Dec. 31, 2018 | 7:28 a.m.

Post | Barkn posted in NLHE: [10NLZ] vs SQ TPMK and FD


Villain passive fish. 344H 34/ 6/ 1.4

I have some questions about this hand.

a. When we are EP,MP or CO we know our calling range vs Blind 3bet. When we face with SQ how our calling range must change. To give an example from this position

Our calling range vs Tight 3bettor 3bet 88+, ATs+, KJs+, QJs, JTs, AQo+. How can i change this range vs SQ when we have IP caller?

b. This type of players usually play his big hands bet big OTF. What can be our strategy vs this player types?
c. Calling OTF here is mistake vs this betsize?

Oct. 20, 2018 | 3:35 p.m.

Comment | Barkn commented on [10NLZ] QQ vs Turn c/r

I use program Tabletamer and sometimes ıt make mistake like that. I usually 3x in this spot

Oct. 18, 2018 | 3 p.m.


Im microstake grinder who play on WPN poker. I wonder ı calculate the rakeback right.


I give normal 109.93$ rakeback and 186.04$ to beast. I have %50 rakeback deal with my skin. So i give total 295.97$ rakeback and only get %50 rakeback from 186.04$ which is 93.02$. I get 93.02$ rakeback from 295.97$. So my total rakeback percent 31.42.
Is my calculation correct?

Oct. 18, 2018 | 2:59 p.m.

Post | Barkn posted in NLHE: [10NLZ] AKo vs 5bet Allin


Villain 345H 24/22/11.7

Here i need %37 equity to make this call. In NL10 people usually dont 5bet bluff IMO.

vs AK QQ+ %38.82
vs AK JJ+ %39,78
vs AK TT+ %40,39
vs AQs TT+ %42,87

My question with high rake in microstake can i make this call with AKo?

Oct. 18, 2018 | 1:18 p.m.

Post | Barkn posted in NLHE: [10NLZ] QQ vs Turn c/r


Villain 507H 25/17/4.8

Can i fold vs c/r when holding Qh? If i dont have Qh can i fold here?

Oct. 18, 2018 | 1:02 p.m.

Post | Barkn posted in NLHE: [10NLZ] AA 3B 3 barrel


Villain 225H 29/21/7.4

I almost always check R here. I wonder can i go for value when Q comes turn 3 barrel? River bet small and fold is an option or just check back the river?

Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:54 p.m.

Post | Barkn posted in NLHE: [10NLZ] 54s vs BTN 3B


Villain 177H 25/17

Usually i dont call this 3bet with 54s but we are little deep. Maybe 4bet bluff can be better i dont know. My hand has no space its good for me but river sizing really value heavy. Can i make this fold river?

Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:49 p.m.

Yeah man. But its really low total hands. I must see myself after 100k. It can be huge upswing.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:44 p.m.

I have 12bb/100 on WPN NL10 games now after 30k hands. I know its not much but its seem good. After i go to NL25 maybe can get some jackpot too.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:34 p.m.

River block bet seem really good ty guys.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:21 p.m.

I know. But i live in Turkey and i have only two option WPN and GG Poker. I try to learn from my mistakes so i need PT4.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:20 p.m.

Ty guys. Check back looks nice me too.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:17 p.m.

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