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30 points

Never sitting out, i want others to see my stuck and say wow Masti is the best reg Masti is crushing and then take print screens of 2000bb stack and post it on forums to show how great i am.

Jan. 6, 2018 | 12:26 a.m.

Comment | masticlox commented on 2pair in 3 bet pot

4bet TT-JJ for value?????

Dec. 30, 2017 | 11:05 p.m.

Comment | masticlox commented on 2pair in 3 bet pot

Why does it work like that, i am talking about the no flatting thing and only 4betting.If i see low 3bet %, i flatt my UTG range, like AK KQs AQs JJ-KK, and 4bet AA and some bluffs which might be suited connectors or good blockers AQo, is that wrong adjustment

Dec. 30, 2017 | 12:37 a.m.

I never said that 3bet is not fine, i just said that this is the way i play it.It could be wrong but i am here to learn like the most of us.

Dec. 23, 2017 | 10:20 p.m.

I do not 3bet fish with pocket pairs and position, vs fish i want to flop the set and push money in.As played,On the flop i think i check this specific hand, just because the oop player on this type of board will defend by raising very often and put me on a hell of a spot, when he does this shove i think its a fold and a snap one, you even have the sets in your range, and some made straights i guess.As for the hands, depends on the player, sets straights and a lot of flush draws would be my guess. some very weak players doing that with 99-QQ but thats very rare and you need a solid read, its the exception not the rule.

Dec. 19, 2017 | 9:25 p.m.

That was pocket 3 for sure and pretty standard i would say

Dec. 13, 2017 | 7:23 a.m.

All correct, well played imo

Dec. 12, 2017 | 12:14 a.m.

Dec. 6, 2017 | 3:11 p.m.

When you raise this flop with your BB range you basically tell your opponents that you have a polarized range of either trips+ or a bluff which might be something like A4 34s A3, 67s, these should be your hands when you making this kind of move, you have more 5x than them when you complete for a min raise on the bb, and if your opponents are any decent they should understand that, so when the Button backraises your check raise , imagine how hard it is for him to show up with something worse, you need a massive tell that this player is an insane fish or extremely splashy player that can overplay overpairs like 66-JJ. The other thing, is that he is really low on hands that beat you , he is gonna have 3 combos of the set, and the other 5x that can beat you is A5s and there is only 1 combo of that with the diamonds, the other 5x that a normal player should have vs a UTG open on the Button are 45s 56x,which are 2 combos and if he is bad enough maybe he 4bets them instead of just flatting, but you need a good read on that too, so i just might call the flop and i would feel terrorized and i would need like 10 minutes time bank for not making an exploitable fold on the flop :P.

Dec. 6, 2017 | 5:14 a.m.

In spots like this i always believe that the fear of getting snapped by a J reduces the amount people will bluff dramatically, who does feel confident to try and bluff villain out of a J in a spot like this, and you gonna have a tone of Jx right? Specially for nit type players who have trouble finding bluffs in general.

Dec. 3, 2017 | 5:54 a.m.

I think his most likely set is 88 rather than 66, i know it might sound strange but i have seen merged raising range on this flop many times, people dont feel confident to call down with middle pairs on K high board and sometimes they raise the flop to remove you from w/e you might be barreling with, like A highs etc.I rarely see a flopped set raising the K high dry board .(10nl and below).So what i do in this situation when i have no reads on villain and no stats of great value i do not fold the top of my range, i send my AK as a scouter and then take a note on him depending on what he had,if its Pokerstars it is easy to add the board texture on the note pad.

Dec. 3, 2017 | 1:42 a.m.

Wow, i would play these hands without second thoughts, A5s can make absolute nuts this deep why should it be a fold i dont understand :/

Dec. 2, 2017 | 3:13 p.m.

Hand History | masticlox posted in NLHE: Overbet bluff with Donk Line
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) BN: $14.30
SB: $10.00
BB: $28.60 (Hero)
UTG: $10.00
MP: $10.70
CO: $10.05
I dont know enough stuff for villain, only that he is a regular(playing 4 tables)
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BB with 4 K
3 folds, BN raises to $0.25, SB folds, Hero calls $0.15
Flop ($0.55) 6 J 8
Hero checks, BN bets $0.35, Hero raises to $1.58, BN raises to $3.80, Hero calls $2.22
In this spot i will call most times but sometimes raise with hands like this, i decide to raise this time.
Turn ($8.15) 6 J 8 9
Hero bets $24.55 and is all in, BN folds
Now how can i describe this, i instantly thought that repping the straight that he most likely never has in his range had high chanses of suceeding, Plus when he 4bets the pot for that sizing (as a reg) i do not put him on set or draws it looks exactly like 2 pair to me, i dont have nothing to backup this assumptive tell though.
Final Pot BB wins $7.78
Rake is $0.37

Nov. 30, 2017 | 9:58 p.m.

Comment | masticlox commented on Pokerstars - chests

I want to add a question, i keep my chests unopened for extended period of time , its just more pleasing to open many of them at once, do you lose EV from that or it is the same result if you open them when you complete them, i am talking about the progress bar the chests have, maybe if you open them faster you get faster to the next chest etc.

Nov. 30, 2017 | 2:12 a.m.

Hand History | masticlox posted in NLHE: Multiway spot with a (wrong?) line
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) BN: $11.84
SB: $40.27 (Hero)
BB: $10.90
UTG: $9.50
MP: $41.84
CO: $14.59
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is SB with 6 9
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, BN folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BB folds, MP calls $1.20, CO calls $1.20
I guess i should not be doing this squeeze.But when we are soo deep with MP and he is a recreational i can never resist going for it with all similar hands
Flop ($4.60) 5 7 9
Hero checks, MP bets $2.80, CO calls $2.80, Hero raises to $12.40, MP raises to $40.34 and is all in, CO folds, Hero calls $26.37 and is all in
I decided to check raise this hand mainly because i find it extremely hard to play it on further streets, if i hit the flush i dont know when i am beat by a higher one, same for the straight, same with getting outpaired by an overcard, or improving to trips and being behind etc.I think the players with position on me benefit more if i play this hand as a cbet,Also the removal effects are great, blocking the best set and the 68s for the straight.I think one sure mistake is the sizing for when i choose this line it should be a bit bigger than that. Anyways, wanna see what you guys think of this :P
Final Pot SB wins and shows a flush, Nine high|a flush, Nine high.
MP lost and shows three of a kind, Nines|three of a kind, Nines.
SB wins $83.44
Rake is $1.50

Nov. 22, 2017 | 6:41 p.m.

Post | masticlox posted in Chatter: How to work with database

Hello everyone, i recently asked for Pokerstars to give me a complete hand history of all the hands i ever played on their site to import them on my hud, up until now i used to delete the database every now and then(mental) and i did not have the hud on the very begining of my career, how to use the database to get feedback about my game and leaks.Important thing to note is that this database includes insane variations of gameplay like being a complete newb on the game (1 year ago) having severe mental leaks like playing my worst game for many hours blasting bankrolls , changing styles,playing drunk playing only for fun or of boredom etc.It has nothing to do for what i am doing the last 2 months or so. But i steel believe there are things to be pointed out and things i can learn from it.I will give some pictures with some stats, some of them i know that are huge leaks and i am even surprised to see that my gameplay actually created such akward numbers.

Overall Results

Fell free to comment on any of these stats that are leaks or need improvment or show something important of what i might be doing extremely wrong ,, this might be a lot far away of how i am playing now, like i know for sure, fold to 3bet is not anywhere near as high, but some of them might be stack with me even now so i would like to know your opinion.

Graph with lines, Red line going down? i guess is because of Folding too much,i messed up with defending blinds ranges when i started learning poker and i was giving up the bb way too easily up until recently.Maybe because of low aggro too?

Does this play a role too?I dont know how they count this stuff, like you need to have draw on flop? or they include your chanse to hit a straight with any2 like A7 for example.Anyway., EV is already down, but this curve shows that i am on the very end of unluckiness with straights, and very unlucky with flushes, i dont know if this means anything significant, i also used this filter to see what happened when i had the straight draw, and the flush draw is here, you can see the filters in the bottom left Thanks in advance!!

July 13, 2017 | 1:06 a.m.

Not familiar with this player pool but does not look like a spot where there are gonna be many nutted hands on this board like Tx and Fh, On both players ranges, so that makes overpairs a bit more nutted if that makes sense,it also looks like you are at the very top of your range here.On the other hand we dont beat any value (unless JJ acts this way somehow which i dont believe a lot)and the Q of diamonds is blocking bluffs. Dont want to give a definite answer of it is a call or it is not because this is how much i know,waiting to see what others have to say too!

June 28, 2017 | 7:25 p.m.

Blinds: $0.01/$0.02 (6 Players) BN: $1.95
SB: $2.06
BB: $2.19
UTG: $2.82
MP: $8.54 (Hero)
CO: $2.10
Preflop ($0.03) Hero is MP with 8 A
UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds
Flop ($0.14) 4 5 3
SB checks, Hero bets $0.11, SB raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1.04, SB raises to $2.00 and is all in, Hero calls $0.96
Turn ($4.14) 4 5 3 2
River ($4.14) 4 5 3 2 K
Final Pot MP wins and shows a flush, Ace high.
SB lost and shows three of a kind, Fours.
MP wins $4.00
Rake is $0.14

June 21, 2017 | 6:21 p.m.

Screamdustry, You do not have to worry about being capped when you end the action and the hand is over as there is no further street for villain to do something against you.

June 20, 2017 | 1:12 p.m.

I dont think this is appropriate way to speak on this forum

June 13, 2017 | 1:18 p.m.

Greece, Live scene does not even exist i think,(100% not on my city,only illegal and might be with huge rake). Basic salary here is 550E, i can make it with 400ish per month easily.It is basically as simple as this, i F up with my studies, and familly is struggling financially,every month is like worse, so because i was a bad student they wont support me anymore and i will have to go to my hometown making it super hard to finish university(already is super hard cause i messed up), if i can make the 400/month i can stay here and make it happen.I know for fact that some Greeks make like 700+ from 10NL and they can never move up because they dont have other income and they withdraw their bankrolls everytime.

June 12, 2017 | 12:38 a.m.

Thank you for your reply, my bankroll rules are 20bi for 10NL and below, and i am not using the coinstars i always keep them as a backup.I can not deposit any significant amount, the (1st and minimal) reason i am here is to make enough money for paying rent and making the month alone so i can finish my university without being a burden to my familly anymore, time pressure is also huge,not meeting this expectation while i initially underestimated it as an easy task messed me up a bit i guess

June 10, 2017 | 10:28 p.m.

Sample size is not huge but 19/14 is nit alarms, 3% 3bet is nit too, and if it is on very big sample you can even fold preflop to his 3bet. also 2 af is nitty,so yeah this guy is obviously a nit.For sure not a 4bet against him, your 4bet is very big too and without being an expert i believe it needs to be around 2.5x and not 3x when you are in position, When he shoves it is a no-brainer snap fold, 5nl players do not have 5bet bluffs and many of them can have a range of KK-AA or even only AA and thats it. especially our guy here with his nitty stats.Glad you folded :D

June 1, 2017 | 12:09 a.m.

I believe you should fold, it is insane to bluff this spot, especially after you overbet the river. Even for 15 hands stats show that this guy might be extremely fishy and passive, he can limp 22 77(ofc we block) and who knows he can even have 75o, to call this you need to know that this guy is extremely new and does not even know the game or something,so he shoves any 7 just because it looks nuts for him without realizing he is only getting called by better and chops and producing nonsense rake.

P.S (Had de ja vu experience while writting this commend for about 10 seconds telling me that i this guys hand was 34, that was weird.)

May 31, 2017 | 11:55 p.m.

It is good that you use your Hud but do not over do it, it should not affect your decision making and thought process so much for that sample size.It is not enough to assume that villain is loose 3bettor or loose in general, when you have 30 hands, Vpip Pfr are far more important to look after. 20/17 in general is more on the tight side than loose.

On the flop,You should call with this hand instead of raising, raising will fold out many compos of overcards that have around 24-28% equity against you, but you almost never get called by a worse hand,and these overcards might bluff the turn sometimes too,making you lose more value out of your hand.I believe you should not have a raising range on a flop like this in the specific situation and defend only by calling.

On the turn i will start talking about of what i do on this spot, without being sure if its the correct play in theory, I put a bet on the turn for 1/3 of the pot, this bet will fold out 12% equity of overcards that gave up bluffing, will get value from 88 99 A5s that did not barell the turn, will keep monster hands in our range like trips full houses straights, and flush draws(Not A high cause i check) so we can play the river.We take initiative for the times our opponent is checking with overpairs making it unlikely for him to donk the river,so we buy a cheap showdown against these type of hands instead of checking back the turn and having to call a river bet like this situation, or even worse if an overcard comes and villain tries to represent it.If you get check raised, you can continue with you strongest hands and fold TT.

You should not worry about that 3 on the river cause there are not many fours on both players range.A card that does not help villains range to improve is not a good card for him to bluff more.

I think all these help so we dont have to face this spot on the river.As played, i think you must call cause you are pretty much on the top of your check turn range.If my opponent shows overcards like AQ or KQ that took that line i take a note for exactly how he played so i have an idea of him on the future.Hope i helped you. Would be great if anybody finds time to reply on this comment if he agrees or disagrees with my approach.

May 29, 2017 | 10:18 p.m.

Hand History | masticlox posted in NLHE: What am i supposed to do here?
Blinds: $0.01/$0.02 (6 Players) BN: $3.36
SB: $2.00
BB: $2.06
UTG: $8.76 (Hero)
MP: $1.75
CO: $10.23
Preflop ($0.03) Hero is UTG with 9 9
Hero raises to $0.06, MP folds, CO raises to $0.21, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.15
Flop ($0.45) 9 J 7
Hero checks, CO bets $0.24, Hero raises to $0.70, CO raises to $1.70, Hero calls $1.00
Not many hands on him, just that he had a big stack and i have not him labeled as Recreational like the 80% of 2NL players,so i thought he might be somehow decent.
Turn ($3.85) 9 J 7 2
Hero checks, CO checks
River ($3.85) 9 J 7 2 4
Hero bets $2.70, CO calls $2.70
Final Pot UTG wins and shows three of a kind, Nines.
UTG wins $8.95
Rake is $0.30

May 29, 2017 | 6:40 p.m.

Comment | masticlox commented on Zoom NL50 Variance

14 BI downswing for 40k hands could be the worst in history of poker for what i know or i am clueless.

May 25, 2017 | 12:42 p.m.

Comment | masticlox commented on nl100z KK sb/bb

How come you did not cbet this flop. Looks like you have to call, with what better hands can you get to the river by check calling.

May 25, 2017 | 12:39 p.m.

Your assumptions are right against this specific villain, if he is flatting A3o there and takes it all the way, it looks like he does not discriminate his hands,or chooses hands to bluff, he believes your check range is weak and unprotected and barrels anything just because he cant win otherwise.Take a note and trap him many times.In general, it is good to have more info when you want to make a play like this.Some other players might only play QJ for bluff in this spot and then your play from magnificent becomes horrible.

May 22, 2017 | 10:34 a.m.

Oh, thank you for your reply,i somehow missed that and came back here by accident.That self sabotage thing is pretty interesting and will look it up.Financial position is hard, plan is to grind some then invest on coaching etc.

May 17, 2017 | 12:50 p.m.

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