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D Q99

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Yeah I think when he bets that big and the type of player he is, I prob just give up the turn. As it's an unraised pot, you're essentially representing just a 9 after you xr the flop and bet the turn. I'm not sure he bets 3x for that size but maybe 44-88. I usually find myself wanting to play back at this player type as well but it tends to just be more profitable to focus on maximising value when you have a hand as opposed to trying to get him to fold

Oct. 30, 2020 | 6:43 p.m.

Yeah I think this is just a call down vs this player type. Due to the amount of bluffs available and the potential for him to value bet worse I think I call everytime. AJ I'm not sure for the same reasons you outlined.

Oct. 30, 2020 | 6:33 p.m.

Preflop: Never slow playing AA here mutliway. Prob rip QQ+ AK.
Flop: Multiway I think I always raise this turn fwiw however I don't know if I'm right. Regardless of the tendancies of the other players, you are bound to be giving up a lot of equity. If you call here and the turn peels off the Qh, it's pretty disgusting. If the turn is an offsuit J for example, we're still probably not thrilled. If MP has a FD and BTN has a SD, one probably continues if you raise and you can make a decision on the turn vs one range as opposed to 2

Oct. 30, 2020 | 6:26 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 17: 30/10/2020

Start of Session: $386.13
End of Session: $469.42
Hands: 2844

Meditate: Y
Checking Results: End of Session
Concentration: A
Play: B
Tilt Control: A

This was broken into 2 sessions. Feel like I played really well overall and also it was great to book a big win. Predominantly played reg tables. Sat down at a table with a lunatic that won 4 - 5 buy ins pretty quickly and ended up getting it all. Then took a break, played a second session and played quite well.

First time looking at my graph for just 10nl - See below. Seems like I am doing well in All in EV but doesn't tell the full story.

Still a lot to work on but feel like I am progressing.

Oct. 30, 2020 | 2:05 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 16: 29/10/2020

Start of Session: $426.32
End of Session: $386.13
Hands: 3012

Meditate: Y
Checking Results: End of Session
Concentration: A
Play: A/B
Tilt Control: A

Played really well the full session but just getting wrecked by variance at the moment. One of those patches where they seem to just always get there. Stayed calm and played really well throughout regardless. Towards the end, really felt myself starting to tilt after one or two bad ones so decided to call it a day. Another positive from the session - Just taking the loss on the chin and quitting. Not something I'm used to doing.

Just finished looking through some of my hands post session and I definitely could have played some hands a little differently but still think it's probably the best I've played since starting this blog.

Oct. 29, 2020 | 7:09 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 15: 28/10/2020

Start of Session: $422.22
End of Session: $426.32
Duration: 1 Hour

Been quite busy the last few days. Trying to finish off some study for upcoming exams but managed to fit in some study for Poker as well. I got the trial version of Simple GTO trainer and practiced a number of scenarios: BB vs BTN SRP facing CBet, CO vs BB SRP c bet frequencies and SB vs BB SRP Cbet. Really liked using the software and definitely got me thinking more about frequencies on different boards. Mainly what I am trying to do is to recognise by how much and in what ways my pool deviates from these frequencies and try to figure out strategies to exploit.

I then decided to do a training session at 5nl as opposed to playing. Played some hands, sat out and reviewed specific boards or interesting hands. Played 2 tables and just sat out when necessary. Hopefully going to play a session tonight but it will be dependant on how much work I've got left to do. Plan for the weekend will be to try and put in a bit of volume at 10nl once I get through my exam.

Oct. 29, 2020 | 9:44 a.m.

Preflop, I just call 89ss and use a polarised strategy for 3betting. As played, what value hands are you x shoving in this spot that you wouldn't b-b-b?

Oct. 28, 2020 | 9:01 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 14: 26/10/2020

Start of Session: $416.33
End of Session: $422.22
Hands: 4011

Meditate: Y
Checking Results: End of Session
Concentration: B
Play: B
Tilt Control: B

With rakeback from last week, I'm back over $400. Started out the session up about 4 buy ins and then had a huge swing. Lost middle set vs top set 3 times in about 30mins. One 600 and 400bb pots. That really dented my bankroll and I preceded to lose a few more buy ins. Took a break and came back and eventually rebuilt. Overall I booked a small loss c. $2 but won some more from the leaderboard. It was a mixed day in terms of play - Played well and poorly at different stages of the session. Tomorrow will be work and then study for my exams. I'll fit in some poker study if theres any time left. Few hands from yesterday I want to look at a bit further. Will post here if I get the chance

Oct. 27, 2020 | 8:13 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 13: 25/10/2020

Start of Session: $399.40
End of Session: $353.74
Hands: 3744

Meditate: No
Checking Results: End of Session
Concentration: B
Play: C/B
Tilt Control: C/B

Yesterday was a big mix. There were times I played really well - Hit a few bumps and tilted for about half an hour. Reset and came back after a small break and played quite well. I'm still making way too many rash moves if slightly tilted. Going to play tomorrow as I have the day off from work but probably going to take the next day or two off from playing as I have an exam on Saturday. Will try and fit some study in where I can

Oct. 26, 2020 | 9:01 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on 25z AKo

I think in this instance vs a weak player limping UTG, I take the check down route. This type of player is not going to be a fan of folding a pair. If you triple barelled maybe he sigh folds but I think trippling here is unnecessary and just gets called too frequently. If the turn was the Qs, I probably barrell here

Oct. 25, 2020 | 12:02 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 12: 24/10/2020

Start of Session: $368.39
End of Session: $399.40
Hands: 1181

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: End of Session
Concentration: A
Play: B
Tilt Control: NA Ran pure

Great session. Did some study before. Ran 5 different flops for a SRP bb v btn. Wanted to look at both response to xr on button and xr from BB. Spent a good bit of time on it. Also watched a few videos on mental game. Going to play again today. Playing predominantly 10nl now but start each session warming up with 2 tables of 5nl. After some advice from freenachos I am trying to predominantly play reg tables as opposed to FF. Definitely feel like I have more of an edge. Playing FF if there is not enough traffic. Should get $60 or so in rake back which is nice and will keep the roll building.

Oct. 25, 2020 | 10:59 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Thanks for that mate

Oct. 23, 2020 | 9:25 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on 3bpt facing a x-b-b line

I agree with you re bottom of his valuebetting range. I don't think a player with those stats checks QJ on the flop. I also don't think he x-b-b with AA here. I expect he has sets here a lot or he checks back AKdd on the flop and bets when he picks up more equity on the turn. Could also have checked JJ. I can't see many natural bluffs that he doesn't cbet the flop with. With that being said, probably find it hard to fold QJ here

Oct. 23, 2020 | 8:55 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 11: 23/10/2020

Start of Session: $339.54
End of Session: $368.39
Hands: 1887

Meditate: No
Checking Results: End of Session
Concentration: B
Play: B
Tilt Control: A

Took the last few days off from playing. Spent some time studying - I wanted to look at SRP btn vs bb. I find when I get xr I am not sure what to do with my value hands and not sure what I should be bluffing. Similar when I xr bluff the flop in the BB, not sure what I should be continuing with. So I looked at about 10 different boards and spent a good bit of time digging into them.

Played a very small amount this morning. I couldn't sleep last night so had a coffee and then played a bit. Not optimal conditions but I played ok. Made a few light call downs that in heindseit I shouldn't have but also made some very good value bets. Going to study a bit more later today but probably won't play again today. Played 2 tables of 10nl and 2 tables of 5nl this morning. Started off warming up with 5nl. Will likely continue doing that for the next number of weeks until I'm comfortable with my bankroll.

Oct. 23, 2020 | 7:47 a.m.

I think Multiway a Reg wouldn't range bet this board. I think with a cold 4 I just fold JJ here after he bets multiway

Oct. 21, 2020 | 11:19 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Journey to join BrPC

Well done on getting to the next stage, hope it works out for you

Oct. 20, 2020 | 2:31 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 10: 20/10/2020

Start of Session: $335.70
End of Session: $339.54
Hands: 1972

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: Yes
Concentration: B
Play: C
Tilt Control: F

Didn't take today off like I said I would. This is the first bit of variance I've hit, just 10 days in and unfortunately, I have not risen to the challenge. The habits I started out with are fading and I need to reset. I started out playing 5nl this morning, was stuck a few buy ins, and jumped to 10nl. I plan on taking shots at 10nl with my current bankroll, but I want it to be a decision as opposed to a tilt impulse. Which is what today was. The only silver lining here is that I didn't continue on for thousands of hands - However if I'm really honest I think that's because I managed to get myself unstuck for the session and called it a day.

Some other habits have also been falling by the wayside - I'm still checking results without putting much thought to improving, back to making decisions too quickly etc. I've also focused on playing too much over the last week and not enough study.

One major point to note this week is not to play when tired. I've slept pretty poorly all week this week and I notice I am far quicker to react negatively to things and my thought process becomes non existent. Going to try and figure out a plan to alter these habits and to get back on track. Taking tomorrow off from grinding and going to do some study. I also have exams coming up that I need to set some time aside for.

Oct. 20, 2020 | 2:25 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 9: 19/10/2020

Start of Session: $320.61
End of Session: $326.70
Hands: 5620

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: Yes
Concentration: B
Play: C
Tilt Control: D

Incredibly frustrating session. Running a good bit below EV but I think mistakes I was making due to being frustrated was my biggest leak. Played for too long even though I knew I wasn't playing great. I didn't have any massive punts, I just called too frequently in spots where villain was only jamming better. Reviewed some hands after the session with a plan to take tomorrow off

Oct. 20, 2020 | 2:14 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Yes exactly

Oct. 18, 2020 | 6:38 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 8: 18/10/2020

Start of Session: $342.66
End of Session: $304.61
Hands: 3184

Meditate: No
Checking Results: Yes
Concentration: D
Play: E
Tilt Control: F

Took a shot at 10nl for 2 buy ins. Lost a standard QQvsAA against a very aggro guy SBvBB and then lost flush over flush. Played 5nl and played terribly. I was really tired today and knew I shouldn't have played but gave in anyway. Very quickly started to tilt and then just didn't stop playing. I was lucky not to lose more than I did. I get rake back of about 15 dollars plus some leaderboard points so should put me up to 320.

Need to learn from today and move on.

Oct. 18, 2020 | 6:37 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 7: 17/10/2020

Start of Session: $344.18
End of Session: $342.66
Hands: 2349

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: Yes
Concentration: D
Play: D
Tilt Control: C

Played pretty poorly yesterday. Started the session playing two tables of 5nl to warm up with the plan to take a shot at 10nl. I ended up losing 4 - 5 buy ins within an hour. Realised I was playing quite poorly while at the same time not running great. Made some really poor decisions. I sat out for a while and managed to regain some composure and end the session with a small loss.

Spent some time looking through different scenarios in my database after the session. I don't think I have a meaningful enough sample to take from any of my statistics. One thing that has become very clear over the last few weeks in relation to the stakes I'm playing is that just because bluffing a certain line may be correct in theory, it's incorrect against the vast majority of players in my pool. My focus lately has just been on maximising value. That's not to say that I've eliminated bluffing from my game, I've just significantly lowered my triple barrell frequency vs pool.

Oct. 18, 2020 | 1:57 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 6: 16/10/2020

Start of Session: $280.69
End of Session: $338.18
Hands: 4187

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: Mid Session
Concentration: A
Play: B+
Tilt Control: A

Got $8 dollars yesterday from the leaderboard hence the slightly higher bankroll. Great session today. Gave myself an A for tilt control but I ran pretty pure overall. I can often have over confidence tilt as well and start playing terribly as I'm just expecting to win every hand. Really happy as I continued to play the same game regardless.

Studied for about an hour this morning. Focusing on flop xr and turn probing also. Overall I'm doing a bit of study but I probably need to put in a little more effort versus playing. It's still better than what I had been doing before. Decided against taking the shot at 10nl today - Can usually get 1 - 2 buy ins from the Leaderboard bonus if you've put enough hands in so I just stayed playing 5nl and will take a shot tomorrow or Sunday. It gives me a nice cushion for taking the shot also.

Oct. 16, 2020 | 4:15 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 5: 15/10/2020

Deposit: $263.47
End of Session: $273.34
Hands: 4317

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: Mid Session + End of session
Concentration: B
Play: B-
Tilt Control: A

Decent session. Lost a few sick ones and caught myself about to triple off 2 different stacks in anger. Pretty pleased with that and managed to reset straight away. Making good progress managing tilt for the last few days, hoping I can keep it up.

Wasn't quite as focused as some of my previous sessions but not going to be able to concentrate perfectly every time.

Managed to sort out importing hands to HM3. Below is my graph since the start of the blog

Going to keep grinding 5nl until I reach $300 and then I will take a 2 - 3 buy in shot at 10nl.

Plan tomorrow is to study in the am. Find some interesting hands from the last few days and then play in the afternoon.

Oct. 15, 2020 | 6:40 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 4: 14/10/2020

Deposit: $247.57
End of Session: $263.47
Hands: 4070

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: Once in the middle of session - Not again until the end
Concentration: A
Play: B+
Tilt Control: A

Played really well again yesterday making very good decisions. Ended up winning for the session but got it in on the turn in two 400bb pots and got two outered both times within 15 minutes. Also got AA in pre against KK and QQ and couldn't hold. Really happy with how I handled it. Stayed calm and focused on the next pot. I've been focusing a lot on river bet sizing - Trying to make sure I'm getting the max out of each value hand.

Still having trouble with HM3 - Really makes it difficult analysing hands as Party Pokers new system makes it very difficult to pick out specific spots. I have emailed support and going to try a trial of PT4 in the mean time and see if I can pick out some interesting hands to analyse here.

Off work the next few days so want to put some study in and put in a little more volume while I have the time.

Oct. 15, 2020 | 8 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Journey to join BrPC

Good Luck mate

Oct. 14, 2020 | 2:30 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Hey mate.
Yeah that's the plan eventually. I've been checking constantly for the last number of months so I'm going to build to that. Thanks for the advice

Oct. 14, 2020 | 1:24 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 3: 13/10/2020

Deposit: $242.46
End of Session: $247.57
Hands: 1916

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: End of session
Concentration: A
Play: B+

Played some of the best poker I've played in a while yesterday. Ran relatively poorly overall. Still having issues importing hand histories so I'm kind of blind in that regard. For the first time in a while I just completely shut off my mind to the results of the session. Usually I have a fair idea of where I'm at results wise but I didn't really think about it. I kept the session short as I hadn't much sleep the night before and could sense my concentration going.

Off work Thursday and Friday this week so going to do a good bit of study/play and also take some time to relax. I had a few interesting hands from yesterday that I'm going to post once I can figure out the import to HM3.

Oct. 14, 2020 | noon

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

12/10/2020
Took today off poker as planned and managed to fit some study in. Focusing on flop play at the moment - specifically flop check raising. This is an area I really need to improve on. I have quite a low flop check raise and it's likely because I'm just not sure what to do on the turn most of the time after raising. I watched a few different videos and took notes to understand different perspectives. Going to look at some hands that I played tomorrow and then run some SIMs. I mainly want to look at what the solver does with different semi bluffs on a variety of turn cards and what sizings it uses.

Oct. 13, 2020 | 8:27 a.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 2: 11/10/2020

Start of Session: $223.96
Bankroll: $242.46
Hands: 6089

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: F
Concentration: C
Play: C-

Session did not go as planned. I quickly reverted to my old ways and checked my results. I was stuck 4 buy ins and took a break for a while. This is an improvement in itself as I am not used to doing that. I went back a few hours later and soon after dropped another 3 buy ins. I was running particularly bad and feel like I didn't let it effect my play until later on in the session. I grinded back up but didn't feel like I played well at all. After a run of the worst possible cards appearing, I was almost expecting it each hand and making poor decisions as a result. Ended up being stuck about 2 buy ins at the end of the session. Weekly rake back and leaderboard money has meant my bankroll didn't take the hit. I didn't put in any study so taking tomorrow off from playing and plan to put in a few hours study after work.

Oct. 12, 2020 | 12:50 p.m.

Comment | D Q99 commented on Hard Truths

Session 1: 10/10/2020

Deposit: $211.77
End of Session: $223.96*
Hands: 2693

Meditate: Yes
Checking Results: End of session
Concentration: B+
Play: B

Started the session poorly dropping 2.5 buy ins pretty quickly. Sat out for about 10 minutes and regrouped. Played relatively well. Spent time on any major decision and thought it through thoroughly. Obviously I wasn't always right but happy with the process.

Trying to figure out how to get hands from Party into HM3. I thought you can do a manual upload of hands but it doesn't appear to be working so I'll have to look into it. My plan is to play during the day today and then look at some hands for the last few days this evening and run some sims on GTO+.

Oct. 11, 2020 | 8:36 a.m.

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