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Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

Ok, lets do this again! Nothing special has happened poker-wise withing last 3 years. I have been lazy as f* and I can't remember why I stopped writing in this threat but I probably just forgot it after not taking my goals seriously and concentrated on other things.

Now i'm more interested in poker than in many years so let's keep that up.

1. Play 60k+ hands monthly and win with 7bb/100 winrate. (I will mostly be playing NL200z)
2. Study more
3. Write here at least weekly about my mental game feelings and post graphs regularly.

This month didn't start too well

Feb. 3, 2020 | 1:48 p.m.

Great video Ben! The mental process of thinking through a hand is so much more wearing if you don't have a structured pattern to follow.

June 26, 2018 | 2:55 p.m.

Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

I haven't been playing as much as I planned but thats ok, I'm getting there. I changed my sleeping pattern last weekend to wake up early and I've been kind of tired in the mornings when I have played most of my hands. I hope that will change within a week or so when I get used to this change. I feel like my a-game is very strong though so hopefully I will be playing it more ofter near future. I don't feel like updating this blog every day so I'll try to do that every 25k hands so that would be 2-3 times a month. ~25k hands almost now and the next update will be after 50k hands or so.

June 9, 2016 | 11:26 a.m.

Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

I haven't played as much as I planned for couple of days now. I felt a bit tired after changing my sleeping pattern and I didn't feel like playing that much so I decided not to force it. Tomorrow I will have a one day holiday and start to play again on sunday. The few k hands I got in went well though and I'm now marginally up after starting this thread

May 27, 2016 | 3:12 p.m.

Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

Thanks m8!

May 27, 2016 | 3:07 p.m.

Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

2nd day wasn't a game changer. I'm glad I am getting in the hours but still I have a lot to do maintaining my A-game. Today I will be putting in 3k+ hands and hopefully book a winning day.

I will be updating this graph here daily and if I get super exited maybe post couple of HH's in some point

May 25, 2016 | 12:57 p.m.

Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

Either way, I don't have strong opinion about this so you might be right as well. That said, as long as I keep writing here I am more than satisfied with myself whether I choose to out my long term goals or not.

Good stuff Seacombe! I believe my lack of motivation comes from not totally committing to poker and not caring too much about money or getting rich or whatever. Even though I haven't really done anything reasonable besides poker I have never really committed on studying the game and optimizing things 100%. I have just pretty much done what has been necessary but now I aim to do many things better.

May 24, 2016 | 5:58 p.m.

Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

Thank you! I have my personal goals but I read somewhere that telling others your goals will make you subconsciously feel like you've already made it and hence makes you more likely to fail.

Also the goal to play x amount of hand in x amount of time is a nice goal for me because I am not that type of person who can force himself to play. Meaning that if I reach the goal then I have found my motivation and interest in game and that is already more than I would have expected to achieve few months ago. Now after I've started playing again, even if only for couple of days now, I feel like I am more interested in the game than I have been for a very long time.

May 24, 2016 | 1:53 p.m.

Comment | Unicorn commented on Once More With Feeling

Thanks Seacombe!

I had my longest session this year of 3 hours and ~2k hands . I felt a bit anxious and ended up losing a couple of buy-ings. Today I aim to play few shorter 1k hand sessions with better concentration. I have a lot to do with my mental game if I am playing longer sessions since I tend to lose focus every now and then

May 24, 2016 | 11:57 a.m.

Post | Unicorn posted in Chatter: Once More With Feeling

I have been playing poker for living almost a decade but I have been lacking motivation for the past few years. I really need to change that in order to keep playing professionally so I will be posting here daily graphs, feelings, brags, beats etc.

Back in 2008-2014 I played mostly NL1000-NL2000 and if I really want to get back up there I need to work on my game. For the past year or so I have been playing NL200 Zoom on Pokerstars and lately my results have been really good with 8EVbb/100 for the past 180k hands. The biggest problem for me has been butting in the hours. I've only been playing ~30 hours/20k hands monthly, but now my goal is to play about 80-120hours or 60-80k hands monthly.

My goal for the next 6 weeks is to play at least 80k hands with as high winrate as possible. I will be tracking my process here daily.


May 23, 2016 | 6:42 p.m.

Fully agree!

April 27, 2015 | 9:07 p.m.

Nice video. Have you made that zoom hud yourself or is it available somewhere?

April 21, 2015 | 11:27 a.m.

My 3-bet range vs CO open doesnt have that many offsuit combos to semibluff with besides KK & JJ

Oct. 14, 2013 | 4:30 p.m.

I don't think I would bet any turn with AK or most of our range because there is too many flushes in our opponents range to valuebet it. We can get it in otr anyway if we want to. If I keep firing with something that would propably be with smaller flushes. I don't see many semibluffs in our range here so that might not be necessary. With AQ here I would check the turn aswell and be prolly c-calling the river. Any opinions?

Thanks for your vids, btw!

Oct. 14, 2013 | 11:10 a.m.

I don't like checking either, it's not a hand I would like to bluff on later streets anyway and if we check it will prolly get checked through majority of time and all of their medium flush draws, which would fold to flop cbet, will get a free card. 

I do like cbetting & c-folding the turn. Same goes with river.

What about AQ without flush draw in our shoes? Jam turn? C-call river?

Oct. 13, 2013 | 9:58 a.m.

or maybe 4bet/calling w/ QQ+ and flatting more AK combos would be better as BB

Oct. 10, 2013 | 2:41 p.m.

No special reads about this opponent, but I think he would be 4-bet/calling KK+,AKo and calling with most of the time with TT-JJ and QQ maybe 50%, AQs, AKs and maybe KQs.

Oct. 10, 2013 | 2:36 p.m.

Post | Unicorn posted in NLHE: 3-bet & Cold-called pot - TURN

CO $2000  - Seemingly a good solid regular 26/22

Hero sb $2000  Ad Ks 

BB $2000

CO opens $60

BTN Folds

Hero SB 3bet to $200 

BB Cold-calls

CO Calls

FLOP ($600)

Ac 8c 5c

Hero bets $395, BB folds, CO calls.

TURN ($1390)

Ac 8c 5c Qd

Hero ???? ($1405)


Turn card kind of crushes my range and I feel like I will only get called by better hands. I feel like I should be c-calling here. Am I totally lost here or do you have any other opinions?

fwiw, I would like a smaller c-bet.

Oct. 8, 2013 | 10:29 p.m.

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