Wow, definitely some good stuff in there. I especially like the alarm thing, I'll do that too from now on.
Also I had a few meditation sessions now and I'm pretty impressed by the effects. It makes me so calm relaxed.
Handwritten notes with your goals for the session are a pretty good idea too. Thanks for the input!
Sept. 12, 2018 | 9:46 a.m.
I'd be highly interested in what everyone's routines are for preparing for a long session. I'm sure there are some things I might be missing and I'd love to hear what you guys to do to optimally prepare for a long grind.
- Most important for me: My apartment has to be all clean and tidied up. I don't know why but it bothers me if there's something dirty, even if it's not in the room I'm playing in.
- Eat something good that I highly enjoy: As a vegetarian I'm lucky that most of the stuff I enjoy is not too unhealthy as well. And whatever it is that I eat, I usually treat myself with this awesome salad from my favourite Italian place as well. Eating something I love makes me so damn happy which can't be a bad thing for starting a long session.
- Plan and write down my MTT schedule for the session: I'm not that kind of guy who just registers whatever he feels like, I like to have a plan and know what my expenses will be.
- Set up my work space: Wire up my laptop with my screens, shut down all software I don't need while playing (especially E-Mail, FB etc.), get my Spotify playlist ready.
- Make sure my cats are happy: Nothing more annoying when you play 8+ tables and then there's this little furball that keeps on screaming cause he/she wants to be pet or fed, so I make sure they have plenty of food and optimally are tired from playing.
- Mental training: Sometimes I listen to a course on the Primed app, sometimes I listen to Elliot Roe's "Online Poker Mindset". Definitely wanna get into meditating as well, any advice?
- Prepare food and drinks: I mainly eat fresh fruits and nuts while playing, and drink water only, except for one cup of black tea with fresh lemon juice at the start of the session.
Once all of this is done I'm ready. Any suggestions? Would you do something different? Anything I'm forgetting?
What do you do for preparation?
Sept. 8, 2018 | 5:10 p.m.
Aah, that makes sense, thanks for clearing that up!
Sept. 7, 2018 | 5:27 p.m.
So much value in this video, can't wait for the rest of the series.
Quick question: At around 5:30 you say "If we assume his bounty is 25k and the big blind is 11k it's a little over 2 big blinds" - What do you mean with his bounty being 25k? I guess you mean 25k chips, but with a starting stack of 100k and the bounty usually being half of the buy-in, wouldn't his bounty actually be 50k? Sorry if I got it all wrong.
Sept. 7, 2018 | 2:38 p.m.
Same for me, started to watch this video (https://www.runitonce.com/poker-training/videos/215-big-bounty-hunter-win-ft-heymonia-part-2/) last night, now it's displayed as if I never watched it.
Sept. 6, 2018 | 9:44 a.m.
+1 to changing the board cards.
The software looks great, it's easy to tell you guys put a lot of work into it and I'm sure it wont' be too hard to become a serious competitor on the market. Actually, as ambitioned as it sounds, I think you could even become the #1 site if you keep going like this. Can't wait for the launch! :)
Sept. 3, 2018 | 8:42 p.m.
For some reason I can't post the hand history so I'll just explain the hand: UTG has 20BBs and raises to 2.5BBs, I'm in the SB with AJo.
I have only 4 hands of villain, so no reads. I decided to flat (first mistake?). The BB calls as well. The flop comes 8h9cJh. I check, BB bets 3.6BBs, UTG folds, I shove.
We were 45 left, the tournament already took 7 hours and I was tired, and I think I played this hand pretty bad :(
1) Is flatting pre an option? Looking back I think I would either shove pre (if I had reads on villain that he does play a wide range in this spot), or just fold, which I think would be the correct play in this particular spot.
2) As played, is check-raising on the flop ok here?
Sorry if this is a standard spot and I just suck :D
Aug. 22, 2018 | 8:43 p.m.
Love this video, a lot of useful insight.
Is the 76s hand really a standard flat call? Just wondering because I heard from other good players that they would rather 3-bet suited connecters below T9s rather than just call.
Aug. 11, 2018 | 9:34 p.m.
I think it would be great if someone could explain the whole process of analyzing a hand in HRC. There is a video that only covers basic ICM spots, but I'm struggling with analyzing hands including flatcalls and 3bets, maybe someone here is willing to go over an advanced hand analysis in HRC.
Aug. 10, 2018 | 9:48 p.m.
Hi, for some reason I can't post the hand history, but I think it's not really necessary. I'm ITM but still like 10 tables away from the final table, I get KQs with 20BBs UTG:
1) Is minraising or shoving the better play?
2) Unknown SB (13 hands) reshoves with 22BBs, what's the better play here? If I fold, should I even raise pre?
Aug. 1, 2018 | 10:55 p.m.
There was definitely plenty of interesting content in all of the videos I watched, but the ones I particularly remember are the "Constructing Preflop Ranges" series by Sam Greenwood and "Utilizing HoldemResources Calculator for MTTs" by Stephen Chidwick. Can't wait to watch more :)
July 30, 2018 | 9:25 p.m.
To be honest I wasn't sure if the investment into the RIO Elite plan would be a good idea or not since I didn't really know what to expect. Well, after registering I watched like 20 videos on all kinds of different topics that seemed interesting to me, and last night I played my first session, ending it with a 3rd place of +900 runners for 2k. So yeah, thank you RIO, it was well worth the investment :)
July 30, 2018 | 7:45 p.m.
BB: 12,455,795 (Hero)
July 30, 2018 | 11:10 a.m.
I'll attach a hand history at the bottom that I'd like to review. Can anyone here explain how you would analyze this hand in HRC? I'm opening, there's a flatcall and a shove, so that would be an advanced hand. I don't know how to tell HRC that there is a flat call though. I watched Stephen Chidwick's video about HRC but unfortunately it only covers the basic function. So if anyone here could help I would be very grateful!
Winamax Poker - Tournament "MONSTER STACK" buyIn: 18€ + 2€ level: 24 - HandId: #1042523961583206406-267-1532894928 - Holdem no limit (3000/12500/25000) - 2018/07/29 20:08:48 UTC
Table: 'MONSTER STACK(242731525)#005' 8-max (real money) Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: PULL-OVER (315879)
Seat 2: sergio30000 (829412)
Seat 3: Roman n1 (830380)
Seat 4: GunsNRaises (1001799)
Seat 5: Lady LucKK (834085)
Seat 6: MenTalizZzer (1388931)
Seat 7: BRIK-A-BRAK (854065)
Seat 8: k1ssmyass (383691)
PULL-OVER posts ante 3000
sergio30000 posts ante 3000
Roman n1 posts ante 3000
GunsNRaises posts ante 3000
Lady LucKK posts ante 3000
MenTalizZzer posts ante 3000
BRIK-A-BRAK posts ante 3000
k1ssmyass posts ante 3000
PULL-OVER posts small blind 12500
sergio30000 posts big blind 25000
Dealt to GunsNRaises [Th Ts]
Roman n1 folds
GunsNRaises raises 28000 to 53000
Lady LucKK folds
MenTalizZzer calls 53000
k1ssmyass raises 327691 to 380691 and is all-in
MenTalizZzer calls 327691
FLOP [Tc 4h 6s]
TURN [Tc 4h 6s][9d]
RIVER [Tc 4h 6s 9d][Jd]
k1ssmyass shows [Kh Ad] (High card : Ace)
MenTalizZzer shows [4d 4s] (Trips of 4)
MenTalizZzer collected 875882 from pot
Total pot 875882 | No rake
Board: [Tc 4h 6s 9d Jd]
Seat 6: MenTalizZzer showed [4d 4s] and won 875882 with Trips of 4
Seat 8: k1ssmyass (button) showed [Kh Ad] and lost with High card : Ace
July 30, 2018 | 9:11 a.m.
SB: 32,379 (Hero)