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.
Jan. 19, 2020 | 11:50 a.m.
Hello Onkleb Huge Fan. I wonder what you think about something.
I think it makes sense to wake up early and play. There are fewer people standing at this hour, and there are fewer people to bother me. So I can focus on my game better. I usually have a routine before I start playing. I've recently noticed that my routine (meditation, stretching, cold shower, video watching) has spent a lot of my willpower. Do you think it's a good idea to sit directly at the table after watching 10 minutes of video as soon as you wake up?
Jan. 14, 2020 | 7:22 a.m.
Turn why you put him AQ not QQ? Its microstake 4bet pot. His range will be QQ+ AK. When you betting turn big which hands do you want him to fold. You have JJ maybe the best SD hand. Its easy turn check river fold IMO.
Jan. 13, 2020 | 12:20 p.m.
With rake you should play tight in early positions in NL5-50. T9s can be ok raise if you have bad players on the blinds but i till choose to not open. When you get raise i think you are bottom of your range. You dont need to call this one. So can we turn into 4bet bluff? In micro stakes people dont 3bet enough. So we can play with lineer 4bet range. If you have read abaout vil 3bet enough you can 4bet bluff this hand.
Jan. 10, 2020 | 9:29 a.m.
If you range bet this flop its ok but i go for 1/2-2/3 bet size flop. Turn people not folding enough vs bluff on dry A boards. I dont try to 3 barrel to fold his A. Vil can easly call river with AK,AQ,AJ. When we bet turn people will overfold his TT-QQ type hands and we will face value heavy range OTR. You better check turn and get free card. You can still punish him OTR with small raise if vil bet.
Jan. 9, 2020 | 8:19 a.m.
- I go for bigger size flop,turn and river. SB has so much Jx hands and middle pocket pairs.
- If you only have range like this OTR. JJ+ AJs, KJs, QJs, A5s and want to bet Jx ican call with AA, KK. If you check back river with Jx and only bet AA-JJ A5s you can fold AA-KK and call with nuts.
Jan. 9, 2020 | 8:11 a.m.
Its not scary flush. Ac on the board and you have Qc. OTR i go for allin not small bet. Its microstake player can easly overplay this hand but when you bet half pot and get raised its generally unbluffed line. I think you can fold. If vil agro fish i can call river too.
Jan. 8, 2020 | 8:04 a.m.
When we determine our 4bet value range its not about villian 3bet range. Its about villian 4bet call range. If he 3bet light and call 4bet tight why we use AKo as bluff here? We can easly call AKo and turn other hands to bluff. 5/1 calling 4bet range not a good sample size. Whats our 4bet range here? QQ AK+ ? and no bluff? If thats the range we dont have bluff here. So i go for range 1/4 bet flop. Why we need a check range here?
Jan. 7, 2020 | 11:56 a.m.
If he is nit-reg fold vs 4bet. If vil can bluff 4bet AQs call its ok. Flop and turn standart. OTR we block his 3 barrel bluffs. Ah very bad card to hold here. In low stakes games people have very tight 3 barrel range and we block AhKx type hands. JJ without heart better bluffcatcher than AhQh here IMO. I go for fold.
Jan. 7, 2020 | 9:34 a.m.
63 hands nothing. Think about vil donk range. I know bad player can dont like crayz but we dont have many info for that so when vil donk it can be STR draw, GS, Two pair type hands. OTT can we get value from STR draw or GS. We cant beat two pair and no point for turn our hand bluff. Check back is best option IMO.