Sorry man, will post in NHLE going forward! Best of luck at the tables.
Oct. 18, 2019 | 2:30 p.m.
Cheers! will post in the NLHE forum going forward. Glad you liked the post - hopefully get some discussion going in the other forum.
Oct. 18, 2019 | 2:29 p.m.
Cheers! Totally agree, went through some hands today and I feel much stronger already. Will keep posting hands like this to try and improve and also help the RIO crew here on the low stakes thread.
Oct. 18, 2019 | 2:28 p.m.
BB wins $65.60
Rake is $2.50
Oct. 18, 2019 | 10:54 a.m.
MP: $125.29 (Hero)
Rake is $1.51
Oct. 18, 2019 | 9:49 a.m.
SB: $113.51 (Hero)
Rake is $2.50
Oct. 18, 2019 | 8:55 a.m.
UTG: $148.86 (Hero)
UTG wins $30.57
Rake is $1.61
Oct. 18, 2019 | 6:52 a.m.
SB: $143.42 (Hero)
Rake is $2.50
Oct. 18, 2019 | 6:06 a.m.
Hi RIO crew,
I'm writing this journal predominantly to reflect and grow, but also to stay accountable. One of my income sources is poker. I'm also working on a startup. I love poker. Its a huge passion for me. I've been playing for ~ 10 years (mostly live). I'm currently playing zoom online and am working hard at my game using PIO to improve. My goals include rising up the zoom levels and one day being competitive enough to play high stakes games in Macau (I have friends who play them now I know that with hard work this is definitely possible). For now, though, lets keep our ego in check and try and crush zoom.
Stay tuned for my study updates and hand reviews.
Oct. 17, 2019 | 4:58 a.m.
1-2 Live game. Effective stacks are 120BB. I have a tight image at this stage. Villain just lots a huge pot and looks to be steaming.
Pre-flop: I raise AhQd in the cutoff to 10. Villain raises me to 35 on the button. I call.
Flop: Jd7d4d ... I check and Villain bets 60 leaving another 150 or so behind. Would you shove here with two overs and one diamond? Why is Villain betting so big? Is this a sign of a bluff or just an overpair with no diamonds?
April 26, 2017 | 2:32 p.m.
1-2 deep stack live game in London.
Recreation player opens to 10 in the CO. I call KdQd on the button and we get a call from a reg in the small blind.
Flop: Tc9d3h Check, check and I bet 20 to fold out ace high/smaller pairs below 9 and set up a bluff. SB calls, initial raiser folds.
Turn: 5d (now we have a flush draw). check, and I bet 50. SB calls.
River: 8h. I block QJ and bet 200 putting the small blind all in. Goal is to fold out a T or 9.
How would have you played this hand? Does this line make sense.
April 23, 2017 | 11:56 a.m.
1-2 deep stack live game in London. I raise AhAd to 10 and get one caller on the button. Effective stacks are 600 (300 bb). Villian seems competent (very few reads at this point in the game).
Flop: Jh 9d 3s. I rate this as a very good flop for our hand. I bet 15 and get called.
Turn: Td. I check and face a bet of 30. I call.
River: 8c. I check and face a bet of 75. I fold.
Thoughts on checking the turn? By the river I can't think any bluffs that we beat. QT got there, T8 got there etc... I can beat KJ, but would expect that to check behind.
April 23, 2017 | 11:18 a.m.
I tend to use AQs and AJs. For me its more about finding the right spots though. If the TAG reg is 3-betting quite a bit, or is 3-betting a weak player (or someone how opens a lot) then it could be a good spot.
April 22, 2017 | 1:10 p.m.
Overall its a cooler, and you are probably losing your stack in most scenarios. But the question I would ask is why are you betting so big on the river? What do you expect to call you with that bet sizing? I presume you think KK, or AQs (which you block). I would have gone smaller to get a call from TT, JJ, KQs. Ultimately, though I think I would have lost my stack too.
April 18, 2017 | 3:29 p.m.
89 obviously gets there, backdoor flush draw comes, I'd call as my opponent could still be betting air, a heart draw or a weaker K -- could be some merit in raising if you feel you can get called by a big draw, but I think I'd call and look to play rivers in position
April 15, 2017 | 3:13 p.m.
My range is probably dependent on the button. Against a button limp (which seems weak to me) I'd look to raise anything playable, Ax, all braodways, suited connectors and one gappers; maybe Kx, Qx and Jx suited... if the button isn't going to be floating and making my life difficult I feel comfortable profitably playing these hands
April 15, 2017 | 3:10 p.m.
Given stack sizes I think the money is going in on the flop/turn when V has a spade draw. If you call and play the turn you can allow V to jam with a bluff/semi bluff with a wider range that he/she is not willing to call off to a pre-flop jam (gut shots or pairs trying to represent sets). Definitely player dependent - what did you do?
April 12, 2017 | 12:27 a.m.
I'd call the raise on the flop to keep his bluffs in. The turn is an interesting spot. I'd most likely jam over any bet on a non-spade. On a spade turn I'd call and look to play rivers.
April 11, 2017 | 12:26 p.m.
If he is a good hand reader he may be able to put you on a weak hand when you check flop and then check turn. He could be turning a smaller pair into a bluff here, in particular 77 or 88 that picked up equity on the turn. I would assume that V would bet a flush draw or K on the flop. As played I'd call.