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camikaze007

18 points

Would like to know where you got your assumption that he doesn't raise AT or A9. Slam dunk call just because he can be overvaluing AT, A9, KT, K9. He can even have AK himself at some frequency.

Jan. 11, 2019 | 10:49 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: NL5z trips vs river 3bet
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (4 Players) BB: $5.00
CO: $4.02
BN: $5.15 (Hero)
SB: $10.09
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with 4 A
CO folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB raises to $0.35, BB folds, Hero calls $0.23
Flop ($0.75) J 4 3
SB bets $0.22, Hero calls $0.22
Turn ($1.19) J 4 3 T
SB checks, Hero checks
River ($1.19) J 4 3 T 4
SB bets $0.50, Hero raises to $2.10, SB raises to $7.44, Hero calls $2.48 and is all in

Jan. 11, 2019 | 10:45 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $8.80
SB: $5.31
BB: $7.23 (Hero)
UTG: $6.05
MP: $5.00
CO: $4.50
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BB with K 9
3 folds, BN raises to $0.10, SB folds, Hero calls $0.05
Flop ($0.22) 8 9 6
Hero checks, BN bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.41, BN calls $0.29
Turn ($1.04) 8 9 6 4
Hero bets $0.54, BN calls $0.54
River ($2.12) 8 9 6 4 T
Hero checks, BN bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20

Jan. 11, 2019 | 10:37 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $8.25
SB: $5.55
BB: $7.67 (Hero)
UTG: $5.71
MP: $2.93
CO: $4.93
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BB with A 6
4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.10
Flop ($0.30) Q 2 K
SB bets $0.19, Hero calls $0.19
I was unsure if this was a little loose - with the BDNFD and some semblance of SDV I floated here
Turn ($0.68) Q 2 K 5
SB checks, Hero bets $0.41, SB calls $0.41
River ($1.50) Q 2 K 5 5
SB bets $0.45, Hero raises to $1.99, SB calls $1.54
My plan was to barrel here and then villain donked 1/3 pot which really seemed like a blocker bet that would fold to a raise. Thoughts on the line?

Jan. 11, 2019 | 10:34 p.m.

Thanks! Part of the reason I called was because I had the Kc blocker - is it not good to block the nut flush in this scenario? Natural bluffs are hard to come by but so are his value hands. His value here is 33, 77 and A7s (at some percentage) which equates to 5 combos. I thought if there was any chance he randomly shows up here with 56s, maybe something like 88 as well then this is a profitable call but maybe I am wrong.

Jan. 11, 2019 | 10:27 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: NL5z - TPTK vs river raise
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $6.71
SB: $6.97
BB: $5.07
UTG: $14.78
MP: $5.65
CO: $5.00 (Hero)
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is CO with A K
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 2 folds, BB calls $0.07
Flop ($0.26) 3 7 7
BB checks, Hero bets $0.10, BB calls $0.10
Turn ($0.46) 3 7 7 A
BB checks, Hero bets $0.34, BB calls $0.34
River ($1.14) 3 7 7 A 2
BB checks, Hero bets $0.78, BB raises to $2.87, Hero calls $2.09
I called because villain has such a narrow value range here that he only needs a few combos of bluffs to make this a profitable call but now I am not so sure. Thoughts?

Jan. 11, 2019 | 7:48 p.m.

Those are some fairly insane win rates. I need to work on my EP play for sure and squeezing from the BB I don't do enough of. Postflop I am confident in my BB game but thanks for the tips!

Jan. 10, 2019 | 9:52 p.m.

Bet flop, bet turn, bet river small, fold to a raise on turn/river is how i'm playing this. As played i'm probably folding river.

Jan. 10, 2019 | 5:41 p.m.

I'm calling down here, I like the flop check, but once you check flop your hand is under repped and I think you have to call down. Villain could be bluffing a hand like KJ, KQ, QJ, QT and may even be betting a hand such as QQ for value once the flop checks through.

Jan. 10, 2019 | 5:34 p.m.

This is a good response thanks, I am subscribed to essential yes and I have been for over a year now, however I must not be studying effectively as my results have been worse since I joined. I think a large part of the problem is that even the essential coaches rarely focus on anything lower than NL50 so i'm misapplying some of the lessons i've learned.

Jan. 10, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Hi there, been losing at -1.7bb/100 AI over the lat 90,000 hands at NL5 and NL10 6max zoom on Pokerstars. I was adamant that i've been running badly but i've realised that I might just not be very good at the game. That's okay. I'm going through my database to see where my leaks are and am starting by looking at positional win rates. I've realised that there is not a huge difference between my MP, CO and BTN win rates and would like to know if this is a problem. Is my EP win rate too low or does that seem fairly standard? Also if you can give me any advice for other things I can look at that would be great, the problem is there is so much study material I do not which parts of my game I should prioritise. Thanks for any advice.

My win rates are as follows:
BTN - 23.32bb/100
CO - 17.79bb/100
MP - 19.31bb/100
EP - 1.11bb/100
BB - -48.12bb/100
SB - -23.52bb/100

Jan. 10, 2019 | 4:26 p.m.

"5nl is an insanely soft stake that can be beaten for very high winrates"

Sounds like you're quite out of touch with the micros these days. I'd also work on a way to make comments without coming across as patronising. Thanks for the comment though.

Jan. 7, 2019 | 8:08 p.m.

Whilst this is true I do study a lot and there's not a lot you can do running 36BI below EV besides play more. I wouldn't be at this stake if I ran close to reasonably

Jan. 7, 2019 | 5:51 p.m.

Post | camikaze007 posted in Chatter: Struggling with downswing

Hi there, been on a downswing since October 2017, I've only had 1 winning month in that time even though I am 95% sure I am a winning player (probably around 3bb/100). I am down about 45BI (36 below AIEV) at NL5 over 130,000 hands in this time. I want to put in more volume but I will not allow my results to be skewed by tilt so as soon as I feel tilt occurring I stop playing, however this means that I can't put in the volume to break out of this downswing. I played today for the first time in 2019 and was playing very well, then in the space of 100 hands I lost set over set twice, set vs straight AI on the flop and lost 2 pair vs rivered flush AI on the turn. I got tilted and immediately sat out the next BB but this meant that even though I was playing my A+ game I only put in 800 hands today. I never used to get tilted easily and i've had plenty of breaks but the variance is soul crushing and every time I play a session I have to stop after 1000 hands. My goals for 2018 were to be a winning player at NL50 (was at NL10) and now I am stuck in NL5. My goals for 2019 are to be a winning player at NL25 and play at least 200,000 hands this year. Any tips to handle large swings? Avoid tilt? It's not about losing $5 it's about the time grinding micro stakes that that represents.If I ever move above the AIEV line I might have to pinch myself.

Jan. 7, 2019 | 5:13 p.m.

All good tips - especially regarding the rake. Rake at the microstakes is devastating to a win-rate (upwards of 9bb/100), and I do think a low size, high frequency betting strategy works well. Should we also avoid calling as much postflop due to the rake? I've recently been x/calling more to allow players to keep bluffing (with a subsequent win rate decline) and david sklansky mentioned in his book (very outdated but the theory holds true) that we should only be calling postflop about 10% of the time we fold or raise. I wonder what are your thoughts on calling postflop in these high rake environments? Would a x/fold or x/raise only strategy be viable at these stakes? Thanks for the video.

Dec. 30, 2018 | 9:47 p.m.

Once you overbet and he shoves this is a fold. A good villain is polarising his range to full houses and bluffs and at NL5 this is almost never a bluff. If a bad player is overvaluing his flushes he really only has JTs and T9s here and they probably raise turn at some frequency anyway.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 1:31 p.m.

Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) BN: $10.78
SB: $9.55
BB: $11.74
UTG: $22.85
MP: $35.98
CO: $16.71 (Hero)
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is CO with Q Q
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BN folds, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20
Flop ($0.90) 3 7 4
SB bets $0.50, BB calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.50
Turn ($2.40) 3 7 4 4
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.55, SB calls $1.55, BB calls $1.55
River ($7.05) 3 7 4 4 9
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $2.80, SB raises to $7.20 and is all in, BB calls $7.20, Hero folds

Oct. 9, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: NL10z Rivered boat facing 3bet AI
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) BN: $23.62 (Hero)
SB: $7.70
BB: $13.24
UTG: $12.83
MP: $10.00
CO: $10.59
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BN with 9 9
UTG raises to $0.28, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.28, 2 folds
Flop ($0.71) J J 7
UTG checks, Hero bets $0.25, UTG calls $0.25
Turn ($1.21) J J 7 A
UTG checks, Hero checks
River ($1.21) J J 7 A 9
UTG bets $0.52, Hero raises to $2.50, UTG raises to $12.30 and is all in, Hero calls $9.80

Oct. 9, 2018 | 5:22 p.m.

I'm sigh calling here, don't think he has too many natural bluffs but we beat some value and against a 50/30 we can never discount some random "spaz" factor.

Oct. 5, 2018 | 5:31 p.m.

I haven't played 25NLz but at 10NLz I try and let go of my overpairs of the time facing a raise on the turn in most scenarios. Much rather call here with a hand like AJ than KK as we block some likely 2 pair combos, don't block as many bluffs and have 5 outs to improve rather than 2. WP imo

Oct. 5, 2018 | 5:28 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: NL10 X/R Triple Barrel Gutshot
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) BN: $4.80
SB: $11.66
BB: $22.14 (Hero)
UTG: $37.57
MP: $9.88
CO: $17.78
First hand with villain so no reads
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BB with 7 8
2 folds, CO raises to $0.25, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.15
Flop ($0.55) 2 4 6
Hero checks, CO bets $0.37, Hero raises to $1.22, CO calls $0.85
Turn ($2.99) 2 4 6 Q
Hero bets $2.22, CO calls $2.22
River ($7.43) 2 4 6 Q 2
Hero bets $4.66, CO calls $4.66

Oct. 5, 2018 | 5:22 p.m.

The problem with this is the recs - they don't even know what rake is so why would they want to play on a site that charges for withdrawals than one that doesn't? And if you have no recs you have no regs and you have no site. Rake is an issue, especially at the micros (up to 15bb/100 in some cases) but the simple solution is just to lower it.

Sept. 19, 2018 | 7:09 p.m.

Hi there,
Just wanted to open a thread to discuss the main differences between NL2 and NL5, particularly on 6maxZ PS. The reason being that I currently have a 15bb/100 wr on NL2 over 70,000 hands but am losing at 4bb/100 at NL5 over 150,000 hands and I don't know what i'm doing differently. I went back to NL2 for a session after losing at NL5 to work out this question myself and won 20BI in just over 2000 hands (yay +variance) but then I moved back up to NL5 and I can't even win, let alone recreate my crushing NL2 win rate. I understand that variance probably has some part to play in it but I just wanted to ask your guys' experiences to hopefully find our where I am going wrong at this stake.

Sept. 17, 2018 | 11:31 a.m.

That's true and i'd obviously rather not have clubs but I feel like we have so much value here we need a fair few bluffs and we also block the strongest Ax hands that would probably call

Sept. 14, 2018 | 11:11 a.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: NL5 Top Pair + FD in MW pot
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.64
SB: $33.93
BB: $7.47
UTG: $14.73
MP: $5.37 (Hero)
CO: $4.93
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is MP with K Q
UTG raises to $0.12, Hero calls $0.12, CO calls $0.12, 3 folds
Flop ($0.43) 4 Q 9
UTG bets $0.31, Hero calls $0.31, CO raises to $1.65, UTG calls $1.34, Hero calls $1.34
Turn ($5.38) 4 Q 9 3
UTG checks, Hero checks, CO bets $3.16 and is all in, UTG raises to $6.32, Hero calls $3.60 and is all in

Sept. 13, 2018 | 5:05 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: NL5 - Bricked Draw a good bluff spot?
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $10.06 (Hero)
SB: $9.67
BB: $12.09
UTG: $6.63
MP: $12.08
CO: $4.11
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with Q K
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB raises to $0.38, BB folds, Hero calls $0.26
Flop ($0.81) T 4 A
SB bets $0.27, Hero calls $0.27
Turn ($1.35) T 4 A 8
SB checks, Hero bets $0.86, SB calls $0.86
River ($3.07) T 4 A 8 9
SB checks, Hero bets $2.55, SB calls $2.55

Sept. 13, 2018 | 4:53 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: NL5 Bottom Set in 350bb pot
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $4.05
SB: $11.28 (Hero)
BB: $12.69
UTG: $5.78
MP: $11.69
CO: $8.99
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is SB with T T
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.12, CO raises to $0.40, BN folds, Hero calls $0.38, BB folds, MP calls $0.28
Flop ($1.25) T J A
Hero checks, MP checks, CO bets $0.70, Hero raises to $1.92, MP folds, CO raises to $3.73, Hero calls $1.81
Turn ($8.71) T J A 6
Hero checks, CO bets $4.86 and is all in, Hero calls $4.86

Sept. 13, 2018 | 4:50 p.m.

To be fair the board cards are not the major priority when creating a poker site and the previous testers are unlikely to be caring much about the visuals anyway, they'll be much more concerned with the functionality of the product. These kind of things are usually a "this'll do" until later down the road (now) which is where they get feedback on the visuals.

Sept. 3, 2018 | 8:29 p.m.

I would be raising this preflop unless we have a slam dunk read that BB is 3betting/raising every hand. Otherwise seems fine especially against a LAG villain.

Sept. 2, 2018 | 5:07 p.m.

What are we hoping to get value from? The only thing I think that calls us here is KQ - If I had QJ and faced this line i'd put some heavy thought to folding. Villain looks like a weak tight reg and would snap us off with anything that beats us and folds most of the stuff we're crushing.

Sept. 2, 2018 | 5 p.m.

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