You mentioned many times in this forum that GTO program is very useful for learning exploit games. Using the node lock feature is really hard on multiple flops. On top of that, when we constantly change the Turn and River cards, things can get very complicated. What do you think we should follow to establish an exploit game? Do we need to learn the GTO game very well?
Aug. 6, 2020 | 5:48 a.m.
Just got back from vacation. We have finished July and it's time to set new goals for August.
- Play 30K hands.
- If you don't have a positive win, spend money on coaching.
- Mark different hands you play and try to develop a strategy on it using node lock.
- Record your deductions from these hands in a notebook, and review them again at the beginning of the week and at the end of the month.
Aug. 1, 2020 | 6:38 a.m.
Overall, I am not happy with your game. Although I knew how little bluff the NL60 players were doing, I made a lot of calls. In general, there are not many players pushing me at the tables.
It is only me that force me.
Pokerbros has no timebank, there are spots I missed while playing 5 tables. For this reason, I reduced my table count to 4 in half the hand set. I think I made healthier decisions after that.
I have some problems with my work routine. I can't work as planned as before.
In general, I would like to share a working day.Maybe there may be things I did wrong.
06:00 - Wake Upp
06:00-06:30 - Breathe Exercise, Making Good Coffee
06:30-06:45 - Warm Up (Mixed things about poker)
06:45-08:45 - Session11
09:00-11:00 - Session22
11:15-12:15 - Session33
12:15-12:30 - Quick look to handss
12:30-13:30 - Breakfastt
13:30-14:00 - Napp
14:00-15:30 - Studyy
15:30-16:30 - Session44
16:30-17:00 - Hand revieww
17:00-18:00 - Free Time (Some streching-Watching Videos))
18:00-20:30 - Crossfitt
20:30-21:30 - Dinnerr
21:30-22:00 - Free Timee
22:00 - Sleep
I plan to go on a small holiday for 4 days over the weekend. I haven't been on vacation for a long time and I hope this is good for me.
July 23, 2020 | 11:12 a.m.
I had tried Challenge before but I failed. I haven't played well enough lately. I'm having trouble focusing. After playing about 150k hands of NL200, I thought I should step back and work on my game. I hope this forum will help me in the development process. I will start again from NL60.
July 16, 2020 | 9:02 a.m.
A lot has changed in the world since I haven't written here. Because of the virus, people had to close their homes. The increase in the number of players in the games is noticeable. I want to talk briefly about what I did during this time since it was a long time to write.
At the beginning of the year, I started to try myself by playing NL60 first. Things went well. I play on a site with 60 hands per table per hour. So playing too many hands can be really tiring.
I started playing NL100 without wasting time. I was aware that I was jumping a little aggressive limit. But when I looked at the pool of players, I thought I would not have any problems. Things went well in this limit. Although I was a bit aggressive at this stage, I jumped again.
Although the NL200 was a bit more challenging than other limits, I was still feeling comfortable. At this stage, I didn't want to risk too much by playing a little more hands. There was an incredible increase in the NL400 after Corona virus. I thought this was an opportunity and I decided to make a risky investment.
This time, unfortunately, not everything was powder pink. Of course, variance had an effect. However, my game was not as clear as the other limits. I couldn't stay strong enough mentally. I thought about the reasons for this too much. The first reason that comes to my mind is that the gym is closed. Unfortunately, it does not replace the 1.5-2 hours spent in the Crossfit gym no matter how much I try to do sports at home. After sitting alone at the desk for long hours, giving everything back and chatting with people is invaluable. I wouldn't have thought that this would really affect me mentally.
Although I have been smoking for a long time, I smoked 2 packs of cigarettes this week. I know I won't start smoking again. But the fact that the sports came out of my life had a big impact in other areas as well.
I started playing NL200 again. I try to grind 5 tables as long as there is a game. In these days when we cannot go out, my goal is to play as many games as I can. I want to play 45000 hands this month by playing poker for 6 hours a day.
The hardest part for me is that I can't even spend my whole day sitting in poker for study. For this reason, I can be lazy when I need to play games. I hope I can leave this a little behind this month.
Main Goal: 45K Hands to play.
March 30, 2020 | 11:14 a.m.
Ty for video Ben Sulsky .
I just want to ask we want to 3bet or fold because of high rake. When we 3bet %10-15 and face 4bet how tight we must defend with this rake and how to adjust? We dont want to call raise pre, so can we call 4Bets like its pokerstars NL200 rake structure?
Feb. 8, 2020 | 4:35 p.m.
END OF JANUARY – MAMBA MENTALITY
The channel I watched most in high school was NBA TV. There were two players I respected in the league, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. In those years, I was not aware that I could learn something from these players. Not only for poker or sports, but also for my life. In the years that followed, I realized something after I started to get more involved with poker. I wasn't just playing a game by playing poker. The things I started doing to improve my game also added enormous value to my life. My favorite thing is to learn new things every day, to take them into my life and share them with the people around me. That's when I met Mamba Mentality. This mentality described by Kobe Bryant was what I enjoyed doing most in my life. (You can find part of the talk about it in the link). I'm so sorry that Kobe Bryant has left us. But I will continue to remember and practice what he taught me all my life.
While watching on Twitter, I watched a video about who Djokovic consulted while dealing with difficult situations. The fact that even such a high level athlete needs another athlete is a situation that we really need to question about ourselves. Regardless of this player's own sport, the person he consults to be Kobe Bryant is another hammer of interest.
One of the biggest things I love about Kobe is that he's a relentless person. After years, I still watch Jay Williams' story about the kobe at least once a month for motivation.
Trying to always be our best version is really important for poker and life. We see how successful people who have successfully applied this to their game and life. This is not a goal, it has to be a lifestyle.
I played 2/3 of this month when I had a daily job and I played 1/3 of it without my daily job. I also got Elite membership from Runitone this month. I think that I am working less than it should be, no matter how satisfied I am with the results.
I want to update my targets on a yearly and monthly basis as it is a bit boring to set targets on a weekly basis.
- To visit a country abroad.
- Crossfit 100 kilos Clean Jerk and 60 kilos Snatch.
- Reading 20 books.
- 350,000 hands to play.
- To look at my poker graph and poker bankroll a maximum of 4 times a month.
- Playing 35,000 hands.
- Watching 20 poker videos from Runitonce.
Finally, I would like to share a simple word from MMAsherdog and Runchuks's poker podcast.
"Poker is a Marathon, Not a Sprint!"
No matter how well my professional poker life started, this number of hands and the results mean nothing in the short term.
Feb. 1, 2020 | 9:57 a.m.
First week. I have to improve a lot.
Imagine that you wake up with a great appetite in the morning instead of going to a job you do not like. I felt like I was living for the first time in a long time. There is a really big difference between living and fudging. Even when I walk on the street with my wife, there is even a change in my self-confidence. This happens poker today is something else tomorrow. Nothing is as good as dealing with what people love.
I am aware that I am far behind the forums and the people around me as a game. This course will be balanced in the long term. Because I no longer have to spend time playing poker after I quit work, go to sports, cook and spend time with my wife. As soon as you wake up, dealing with poker as the first job is really different.
As I started the week, I asked myself the question, 'How can I succeed in the short term with bad theory and game knowledge?'
And I think his answer is a professional look.
Most people playing games at the tables today are really bad at approaching the game professionally. I want to give an example of football about this. Maybe you have heard of Beşiktaş team. He has been suffering financial difficulties for a long time and suffers from concentration and motivation as he cannot get his team money. But there is one player who joined the team free of charge in 2014. Atiba Hutchinson. He was an average right-back player in the Ajax team. He has been playing defensive midfielder since he came to Beşiktaş. Now he is 37 years old and his motivation is one of the few who can survive in this period, although his motivation is awful. It's been like this since Atiba came to the team. He is a very limited player in talent, but he really looks at football professionally. You can even understand this from his posture. Family life is not like other footballers. When there is no match, you can see him with his kids in the team's basketball game. Leader of Turkey's leading sports commentator Ozen's have a saying about him:
Atiba never has weight problems. The professional athlete has three weights. 18 years professional weight, 22-30 second weight and close to retirement third weight. Look at the Danish years, there is no gram change between the player's starting weight and the current weight. Even the oil rates are the same. The player's only handicap does not want any medicine to enter the body even in the slightest injuries. You cannot convince the atibia to become a needle.
Maybe we can count 10 players who are more talented than Atiba in the team. But we cannot count another player who has been able to play the game at the same level for many years and has not experienced fluctuations.
If I can look at poker as Atiba looks at football, I think I can get better results from them, even if I am worse than others. This is my top priority in my poker life right now.
If we come to the results of the first week, I can not catch the number of hands, unfortunately, since I play at regular tables. I can play 310 hands between 4-5 tables per hour.
As you can see, it was a week that I went lucky. It is nice to return to playing poker again with such a week. However, these results, unfortunately, do not make any sense. I have to keep playing. I can realize if I am a really winning player after 2-3 months. I want to experiment when I find fish at NL200 tables.
See you again next week.
Jan. 26, 2020 | 6:15 a.m.
Hello, I'm 29 years old. I am married and have been playing poker for years, though not professionally. When I was unemployed last year, I somehow made money by playing poker. Then, at the request of my wife, I got a job and started working. Due to our financial situation, I continued to play poker at night with little sleep. Normally I'm a Civil Engineer. But I was working in a job outside my profession. My salary was $ 500 per month. It was really hard to accept this money. After working 5 months, I decided to resign and play poker. In this phase, I want to share my experiences with you.
HUD was not working on the site I was playing. I bought the converter last month and I have very little hand count.
(The currency looks yuan, but it is dollar.)
My main goal is to try to raise my living standard due to the money I earn by working.
The goals I set myself for the first month.
- Playing at least 35000 hands NL60-NL100 mix.
- At least 20 hours of study.
- Allowing my wife enough time by balancing life and poker.
- Leaving updates to this forum once a week
If everything goes well, I want to share with you the development I have experienced here.
GL on your tables.