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RaoulFlush LOL - No rolling on AA pre. I promise :D

June 13, 2021 | 9:04 a.m.

H1: Mixing calls and folds

You see what I've written. I'm not taking one single bb for granted here. Just having a little fun with maco but I see it missed it's mark. Lesson learned.

I know that the upswing won't last forever and that eventually I'll run so bad again that I literally won't believe my eyes. That's what makes winning so valuable and special. It's not easy.

June 13, 2021 | 9:02 a.m.

Math, ranges, the basis of GTO, review of hand histories for the games you play in (jotting down notes + creating a profile for different regs you play frequently), a lot of true video study also with notes and rewinding + discussion, and to just continue down the path you're already on by asking questions, investing time + money, as well as being open to advice and constructive criticism. Doing what we're talking about here is going to put you ahead of quite a few players to begin with. Some do nothing but play and those players will quickly become your friends at the tables. As will, yet again...math. Math is your best friend at the tables in all reality. It's crazy that I write that now because when I was a kid I just blew off math by and largely but not at this point. Knowing the foundational math behind the game takes a ton of fogginess and cluelessness out of many situations you'll encounter. You don't have to guess or go with your gut. You have numbers that literally tell you what is and isn't profitable. Like a business. Let villain soul read and play hands that he knows he gets lucky with.

June 13, 2021 | 7:50 a.m.

A nice start to Sunday morning over just 451 hands @ 10z. +$43.65 for 96.78 bb/100.

Step your game up, Son.

June 13, 2021 | 6:29 a.m.

Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD and Database Software -

NL Holdem 0.1(BB)
UTG ($18.90) [VPIP: 21.3% | PFR: 4.5% | AGG: 12.5% | Hands: 171]
HJ ($11.04) [VPIP: 16.5% | PFR: 13.3% | AGG: 44.4% | Hands: 514]
CO ($14.34) [VPIP: 18.4% | PFR: 7.9% | AGG: 37.5% | Flop Agg: 33.3% | Turn Agg: 33.3% | River Agg: 50% | 3-Bet: 0% | 4-Bet: 100% | Fold to 4-Bet: 0% | Hands: 60]
HERO ($20.15)
SB ($16.97) [VPIP: 15.6% | PFR: 13.3% | AGG: 44.4% | Hands: 75]
BB ($22.69) [VPIP: 15.9% | PFR: 13.6% | AGG: 0% | Hands: 158]

Dealt to Hero: Ts Th

UTG Folds, HJ Folds, CO Raises To $0.40, HERO Raises To $1.20, SB Folds, BB Folds, CO Raises To $2.40, HERO Calls $1.20

Hero SPR on Flop: [2.41 effective]
Flop ($4.95): 5h Qh Td
CO Bets $2.30 (Rem. Stack: $9.64), HERO Raises To $17.75 (allin), CO Calls $9.64 (allin)

Turn ($34.64): 5h Qh Td 7h

River ($34.64): 5h Qh Td 7h 2s

CO shows: Kc Kh

HERO wins: $27.13

June 13, 2021 | 6:24 a.m.

EluSiVeMark What kind of an AF were you running with here? What is your average AF across the board? Do you consider AF a more accurate, relevant stat than AFq, if one was only able to add either or to their HUD?


June 13, 2021 | 5:34 a.m.

Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker Tracking Software -

NL Holdem 0.1(BB)
HJ ($9.25) [VPIP: 23.5% | PFR: 23.5% | AGG: 100% | Hands: 21]
CO ($10) [VPIP: 16.1% | PFR: 12.4% | AGG: 0% | Hands: 274]
BTN ($10) [VPIP: 12.6% | PFR: 10.3% | AGG: 38.5% | Hands: 438]
HERO ($13.74)
BB ($9.07) [VPIP: 14.2% | PFR: 10.6% | AGG: 15.2% | Flop Agg: 15% | Turn Agg: 14.3% | River Agg: 16.7% | 3-Bet: 7.1% | 4-Bet: 33.3% | Cold Call: 12% | Hands: 389]
UTG ($26.88) [VPIP: 28% | PFR: 24% | AGG: 44.4% | Hands: 37]

Dealt to Hero: 9c 9s

UTG Folds, HJ Folds, CO Folds, BTN Raises To $0.28, HERO Raises To $1.17, BB Calls $1.07, BTN Folds

Hero SPR on Flop: [3.02 effective]
Flop ($2.62): Td 8s 3h
HERO Checks, BB Checks

Turn ($2.62): Td 8s 3h 9h
HERO Checks, BB Bets $1.22 (Rem. Stack: $6.68), HERO Calls $1.22 (Rem. Stack: $11.35)

River ($5.06): Td 8s 3h 9h 2s
HERO Checks, BB Bets $4.68 (Rem. Stack: $2), HERO Calls $4.68 (Rem. Stack: $6.67)

BB shows: 2h 2c

HERO wins: $13.52

June 13, 2021 | 4:35 a.m.

I'll add some more between sessions here tonight:

1) Don't skip ahead on material. If you know you don't know the foundational math behind the game - go learn it. If you know that you're doing ok but you don't know your ranges in different spots - go learn them. Etc. Don't just skip ahead after a few winning sessions and think that you've "got this". You don't.

2) Keep the rake in mind at lower stakes. Don't burn money battling over small pots. DO concern yourself with playing like a scientist and don't leave anything on the table but absolutely do not engage fish repeatedly in what is ultimately a -ev battle. Look for the right hands, with the right spots, apply the right line, and extract the most value.

3) Really learn 4 and 5b ranges. It's not always AA or KK.

4) Always remember that as hard as you're working - someone else is working harder. Every session is basically a cage match over money and you need to treat this as a business and a war. Don't ever forget it before, during, or after your sessions.

5) Most importantly right now: Learn how to find the fold button. Countless, countless times I decided to bet turn OOP (for the wrong reason) and then waited while v tanked for a minute only to 3.5x me IP (just one example out of many). And countless times, I thought the solution was to pile even more money into the pot out of frustration. As crazy as that is, I did it for years. Save yourself total madness, time, and money. When you know you're beat - just fold. At lower limits, players are going to present you with so many opportunities filled with chunks of +ev that going around and shooting yourself in the foot repeatedly is just burning your own time, money, and emotional energy. As simple as this all sounds, most players never leave the micros largely because of this. They just don't find the fold button often enough and it always has to do with lack of emotional control. If you can't control your emotions at the table - nothing else matters. You could be the best in the world and you're going to just spew.

June 13, 2021 | 1:59 a.m.

HawksWin Thanks again. I do love my solver work now but I'm absolutely not getting bogged down on that currently. What they do in these 20nl games, as you said - I already know how to beat. It's a matter of how to exploit them even further and just keep building the bankroll. I've started to learn how to keep losing sessions minimal and am working on extending my winning sessions to make them more profitable.

RunItTw1ce Sorry for hijacking your thread. That wasn't the intention.

June 13, 2021 | 1:52 a.m.

HawksWin I'm glad you wrote this because although I do this - I admit that there have been several hands I've tagged to review (even pots I wasn't in) with the intention of adding notes on v but then just didn't later on. I can't afford to be lazy in any regard so I'll make sure I apply extra time on this moving forward. I do, however, use PT4, DriveHud, and also take tons of my own notes on Global. I find that the combination of the auto notes and then having to formulate my own is teaching me a lot, as well.

These are all the things I never did in the past. I intended to but just didn't. Then I'd hit some negative variance and lose my mind, totally ignoring the fact that I wasted 4, 5, 6 BI's with bad play prior. I'm winning nicely now and I know from that same past that this is the time to turn up the volume and work even harder.

June 13, 2021 | 1:26 a.m.

I can respond to this in more depth later. I have learned some incredibly harsh lessons over time and I think I have some advice that could greatly help spare a new player from a lot of losses, pain, and time wasted. Quickly, however: If you have money to invest into this and aren't concerned about losing some $$ early - play against better players in tough pools for a bit. Build your entire strategy and foundation around those games. Then, drop back down to the softer pools and apply everything you learned to them. You'll be amazed at how quickly you start to spot exploitable lines and see huge mistakes that v's are making. You also won't care about the money as much and you won't be afraid to take aggressive approaches to hands.

June 13, 2021 | 12:28 a.m.

HawksWin There are plenty of you who are much farther advanced than me who have always sworn by Ignition so I believe every word you're saying. For me, however, Iggy isn't even an option anymore. They are done accepting NY players and existing NY players can't deposit anymore, and can't take another hand after June 22nd. Thanks to the newly founded gambling laws in NY state. The overwhelming consensus seems to be that Ignition didn't need to do this and is being overly cautious, though. We all know that WPN isn't closing it's doors to NY'ers and BOL couldn't care less about state laws, either.

June 13, 2021 | 12:24 a.m.

RaoulFlush Starscaption does not work with BOL or WPN but there are some relatively similar apps available. I did, however, find a few different RNG apps for both my browser and desktop so I can use one on all the sites I play on. Admittedly, I haven't wound up using it yet but I'm sure it's something I'll integrate into my game more as I move up and advance as a player.

June 12, 2021 | 11:59 p.m.

As said - Always the guy with the joker avatar.

June 12, 2021 | 11:56 p.m.

Oh, god. Lighten up, Dude.

June 12, 2021 | 11:50 p.m.

2 of the 3 games I play in are just like this so I really appreciated this video. Especially the thoughts and consideration to rake which is something that has had me greatly cut back my preflop calling and instead 3b, squeeze, and 4b more.

June 12, 2021 | 11:48 p.m.

I like your line. Obviously you're a few levels above me but this is why I don't like anon poker. We just don't have much to go on in big spots.

June 12, 2021 | 11:44 p.m.

rosaaa This is exactly where the money goes. You lose 2-3 BI's like this, then take an 80%+ all in beat, and immediately our mind tries to convince us that we were unlucky when the reality is that we just had a bad session and then took a standard cooler. What I've been realizing during my volume lately is that you play hands to win pots. Period. It's important to be winning a large chunk of the hands you play. You can't be affording to drop those 20 here or 30 there when you easily could have taken a more thoughtful line and won the pot. You lose $3 in a pot @10nl and that's a $6 swing. Over half a buy in. Move up in stakes and the swings just get wider and crazier with more money on the line and more marginal EV spots where villain puts you all in for your stack. It's all the small and medium sized pots that add up over time, combined with just not punting. You can't afford to throw away 100bb's on a bad play and sum it up as a bad beat or cooler. Always analyze your play - even in the pots you're winning. Just because you won a big pot doesn't mean you played it well and vise versa.

June 12, 2021 | 11:33 p.m.


Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD and Database Software -

NL Holdem 0.1(BB)
UTG ($17.73) [VPIP: 13.2% | PFR: 7.2% | AGG: 44.4% | Hands: 435]
HJ ($27.52) [VPIP: 55.6% | PFR: 55.6% | AGG: 20% | Flop Agg: 50% | Turn Agg: 0% | River Agg: 0% | 3-Bet: 0% | 4-Bet: 0% | Hands: 13]
CO ($12) [VPIP: 23.7% | PFR: 15.8% | AGG: 58.3% | Flop Agg: 40% | Turn Agg: 80% | River Agg: 50% | 3-Bet: 16.7% | Fold to 3-Bet: 0% | 4-Bet: 0% | Hands: 67]
HERO ($13.04)
SB ($10) [VPIP: 16.1% | PFR: 14.5% | AGG: 27.9% | Hands: 831]
BB ($8.23) [VPIP: 10% | PFR: 0% | AGG: 0% | Hands: 15]

Dealt to Hero: Jh Js

UTG Folds, HJ Raises To $0.35, CO Raises To $1.05, HERO Calls $1.05, SB Folds, BB Folds, HJ Calls $0.70

Hero SPR on Flop: [3.32 effective]
Flop ($3.30): 2s 4h 3s
HJ Checks, CO Bets $0.50 (Rem. Stack: $10.45), HERO Raises To $1.75 (Rem. Stack: $10.24), HJ Calls $1.75 (Rem. Stack: $24.72), CO Calls $1.25 (Rem. Stack: $9.20)

Turn ($8.55): 2s 4h 3s 8c
HJ Checks, CO Bets $5.27 (Rem. Stack: $3.93), HERO Raises To $10.24 (allin), HJ Folds, CO Calls $3.93 (allin)

River ($27.99): 2s 4h 3s 8c 2c

CO shows: Ks Ah

HERO wins: $25.36

June 12, 2021 | 11:29 p.m.

Not a huge fan of these Ignition videos. Anonymous isn't even like real poker.

June 12, 2021 | 10:43 p.m.

maco You lost 5 BI's in a few hands at 10nl? lol

To the OP: Yes. Zoom pools are swingy and you're going to drop 5+ BI's at times in very short order. That said - most of us (myself absolutely included) have large leaks and although we may remember a spot or two where we feel we may have gotten unlucky, the reality is that we should be focusing on all the smaller spots where we made mistakes that add up. That's really where the difference between winning and losing lies.

June 12, 2021 | 10:21 p.m.

I flat AK and AKs some percentage of the time depending on the situation. We're supposed to, no?

June 12, 2021 | 10:19 p.m.

How's that 10z pool you're crushing doing? Ever consider taking a shot at 20nl or higher?

June 12, 2021 | 10:19 p.m.

Post | ModernGrinder posted in NLHE: 10z: The Four Ladies

Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker Tracking Software -

NL Holdem 0.1(BB)
CO ($16.72) [VPIP: 11.2% | PFR: 7.1% | AGG: 24.8% | Hands: 2615]
BTN ($16.50) [VPIP: 20.5% | PFR: 7.3% | AGG: 35% | Hands: 947]
SB ($8.96) [VPIP: 23.8% | PFR: 19% | AGG: 33.3% | Hands: 46]
HERO ($10.45)
UTG ($14.30) [VPIP: 13.5% | PFR: 10.3% | AGG: 44.2% | Hands: 890]
HJ ($12.46) [VPIP: 70% | PFR: 70% | AGG: 50% | Flop Agg: 50% | Turn Agg: 100% | River Agg: 0% | 3-Bet: 0% | 4-Bet: 0% | Hands: 14]

Dealt to Hero: Qh Qc

UTG Folds, HJ Raises To $0.25, CO Folds, BTN Calls $0.25, SB Folds, HERO Raises To $1.35, HJ Calls $1.10, BTN Folds

Hero SPR on Flop: [3.03 effective]
Flop ($3): Qs 6c Ks
HERO Bets $0.77 (Rem. Stack: $8.33), HJ Calls $0.77 (Rem. Stack: $10.34)

Turn ($4.54): Qs 6c Ks 3c
HERO Checks, HJ Bets $4.21 (Rem. Stack: $6.13), HERO Raises To $8.33 (allin), HJ Calls $4.12 (Rem. Stack: $2.01)

River ($21.20): Qs 6c Ks 3c Qd

HJ shows: 7c Jc

HERO wins: $19.93

June 12, 2021 | 3:59 a.m.

Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD and Database Software -

NL Holdem 0.1(BB)
SB ($12.72) [VPIP: 8.9% | PFR: 6.4% | AGG: 47.6% | Hands: 370]
BB ($13.55) [VPIP: 17% | PFR: 16.1% | AGG: 38.2% | Hands: 750]
UTG ($20.40) [VPIP: 13.5% | PFR: 5.5% | AGG: 20.6% | Hands: 485]
HERO ($10.37)
CO ($10) [VPIP: 22.2% | PFR: 10.1% | AGG: 20.6% | Hands: 176]
BTN ($4.09) [VPIP: 43.8% | PFR: 18.8% | AGG: 9.1% | Hands: 49]

Dealt to Hero: As Ks

UTG Folds, HERO Raises To $0.25, CO Calls $0.25, BTN Raises To $0.50, SB Folds, BB Folds, HERO Calls $0.25, CO Raises To $10 (allin), BTN Calls $3.59 (allin), HERO Raises To $10.37 (allin)

Flop ($24.61): Kd Qs Ts

Turn ($24.61): Kd Qs Ts Js

River ($24.61): Kd Qs Ts Js 8h

CO shows: 7d 7h
BTN shows: 8d Ac

HERO wins: $22.80

June 12, 2021 | 3:21 a.m.

Ok ,so - Thanks to this video here by Henry Lister:

...I now understand how to use the preflop solver. Guys - this is absolutely amazing. You would have to spend a fortune with any other product to get both preflop and postflop solves like this, and it's basically connected to a cloud server.

To be able to go down the entire gametree from preflop to river, using any position vs any position ranges, is just incredible.

And then we're going to be able to select a flop, all sorts of subsets, etc and take it from there:

June 10, 2021 | 9:18 p.m.

I just started the video but immediately got something enormous out of it. I've been using this software for a few days now but I didn't know how to fully utilize the preflop solver. Thanks to this video - problem solved. This is just an unbelievably valuable solver/trainer.

June 10, 2021 | 9:15 p.m.

The answer to my question is yes. I bought a monthly sub to both the gameplan and trainer of Poker Scientist based on what I've seen of it in Henry's videos. It has immediately paid off. I love it.

June 10, 2021 | 8:57 p.m.

This is actually a pretty interesting hand. Don't entirely rule out v calling the 4b IP with AA and KK some fraction of the time, as well.

June 10, 2021 | 8:37 p.m.

BTN's almost 400bb's deep. Do you have any hud stats and/or reads on him?

June 10, 2021 | 8:20 p.m.

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