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    • 40000 Hands In May - Day 3

      I set my target at 1500+ hands for today.

      I train Wing Chun Kung Fu after work and don't get home until 8.00. Then my kids were still out of bed (no school on Thursday due to voting in local election taking place in their school!) so I had 20 minutes with them and lost more time!

      Was still determined to get in 1500+...



      Again I was going very nicely at NLZ10 but at 400 hand mark received redline rape again, lost a buy-in and dropped down to remain sane!

      NLZ5 started very badly with a couple of bad beats but I had already won a flip at NLZ10 so it evens out! In fact better to run 2bi under at 5 and one over at 10 than the other way around!

      Fun Hands

      Time bank call from villain, certainly had me fooled!

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $5.26 (105.2 bb)
      BB: $5.38 (107.6 bb)
      UTG: $5.32 (106.4 bb)
      MP: $4.67 (93.4 bb)
      CO: $5.21 (104.2 bb)
      BTN: $5.05 (101 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :ac :jd
      UTG raises to $0.15, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.13, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.35) :kh :qd :td (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks

      Turn: ($0.35) :4s (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, UTG raises to $0.66, Hero raises to $5.11 and is all-in, UTG calls $4.45

      River: ($10.57) :7h (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $10.57 pot ($0.44 rake)
      Final Board: :kh :qd :td :4s :7h
      Hero showed :ac :jd and won $10.13 ($4.87 net)
      UTG showed :qh :ah and lost (-$5.26 net)


      I am a fish - I put him on AK...

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $15.51 (155.1 bb)
      BB: $11.48 (114.8 bb)
      UTG: $26.43 (264.3 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $10.20 (102 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10.70 (107 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :4s :4h
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.22, SB folds, BB raises to $1, Hero calls $0.78

      Flop: ($2.05) :7s :kd :4c (2 players)
      BB bets $0.98, Hero calls $0.98

      Turn: ($4.01) :kh (2 players)
      BB bets $1.92, Hero calls $1.92

      River: ($7.85) :5d (2 players)
      BB bets $3.75, Hero raises to $6.80 and is all-in, BB calls $3.05

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $21.45 pot ($0.97 rake)
      Final Board: :7s :kd :4c :kh :5d
      BB showed :tc :td and lost (-$10.70 net)
      Hero showed :4s :4h and won $20.48 ($9.78 net)


      May so far...



      Thanks for reading amigos! Have a great day!

      P.S. I did my first squats workout on Tuesday night and today I cannot walk! I hope I don't need to go for toilet sit downs today as I will never get back up again!!! Hahahahaha! :thumbsup:
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    • 40000 Hands In May AND Weekly Summary

      40000 Hands - Day 4

      Not so good today!

      I set my target at 1600 hands and had a couple of small interruptions from kids which meant I might have only had 1500 today.

      As it was I hit stop loss so had to call it a day early...

      Day 4 Graph and Stats



      Plenty of the famous redline rape as per usual.

      A couple of hands I am not sure if I played them badly so let's take a look...

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      SB: $10.66 (106.6 bb)
      BB: $10.47 (104.7 bb)
      UTG: $20.75 (207.5 bb)
      MP: $10.45 (104.5 bb)
      CO: $65.14 (651.4 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10.29 (102.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :kd :kh
      UTG raises to $0.30, MP calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.70, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.40, MP calls $1.40, CO calls $1.40

      Flop: ($6.95) :3s :2d :7c (4 players)
      UTG checks, MP checks, CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($6.95) :3d (4 players)
      UTG checks, MP checks, CO checks, Hero bets $3.98, 2 folds, CO calls $3.98

      River: ($14.91) :qd (2 players)
      CO bets $4.80, Hero calls $4.61 and is all-in

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $24.13 pot ($1.09 rake)
      Final Board: :3s :2d :7c :3d :qd
      CO showed :7d :8d and won $23.04 ($12.75 net)
      Hero showed :kd :kh and lost (-$10.29 net)


      So on the flop I am looking back and thinking maybe I should bet to get value from 88+ and 7x but in game my thought was that I can get the money in over 2 streets so check back flop is fine as it is so dry.

      On turn I nearly timed out thinking what bet size to do and I think I just mashed the 60% button in the end. I don't know what thought process would be good here. I just thought v 4 players I can bet fairly big.

      River I was like "oh hell, I am beat but only need to be good 1 in 5". Trouble is I think I only beat a spazz out.

      What do you say? Should I fold here? And flop and turn???

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      SB: $8.62 (172.4 bb)
      BB: $4.80 (96 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.05 (101 bb)
      MP: $7.25 (145 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)
      BTN: $5.02 (100.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :jd :kd
      Hero raises to $0.11, MP calls $0.11, 3 folds, BB raises to $0.17, Hero calls $0.06, MP calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.53) :9d :kc :js (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.40, MP calls $0.40, BB raises to $4.63 and is all-in, Hero raises to $4.88, MP folds

      Turn: ($10.19) :4s (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($10.19) :8h (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $10.19 pot ($0.42 rake)
      Final Board: :9d :kc :js :4s :8h
      BB showed :9s :9h and won $9.77 ($4.97 net)
      Hero showed :jd :kd and lost (-$4.80 net)
      MP mucked and lost (-$0.57 net)


      This hand the fish does a min squeeze so I am sure calling preflop is okay.

      When she checks flop I am pretty sure I have a mandatory value bet with top two.

      When the fish check-raises all in he can have straight, sets, 2 pairs AA and AK I reckon so calling seems okay???



      Am I being too optimistic here do you think???

      Even if I take out AA, AK I can still call so maybe I am being paranoid here!?

      May So Far...



      Volume wise it is going okay. I only lost around 500 hands to my daily targets of 1600 hands so far but I think I can catch that up.

      Need to avoid stop losses!

      Results are going well and of course I only look at ev winnings anyway!!!!!!!

      Weekly Summary

      Days 339 ---> 333

      Graph For Week


      Sites = All Pokerstars Zoom

      Net Profit = +$31.63
      Rakeback = +$10.00

      Total Profit for week = +$41.63

      500 Day Challenge Total Profit = +$70.38

      Current bankroll = $1087.18

      332 Days to go - PERSEVERANCE!!!

      Thanks for reading amigos! Have a good day y'all! :thumbsup:

      P.S. This is summary of my training for this week! Take a look and please somebody give me a like!!???

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    • 40000 HANDS IN MAY - DAY 5

      After work today we took my daughter to cricket practice! She is only 8 but she is sport mad so she has something going on nearly every day!

      It meant my session did not start until 21.20hrs and after 3 hours I was really tired and starting to play my Z game so I called it a day.

      DAY GRAPH



      FAVOURITE HAND...

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $22.02 (220.2 bb)
      BB: $47.50 (475 bb)
      UTG: $12.91 (129.1 bb)
      MP: $9.59 (95.9 bb)
      CO: $20.05 (200.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :tc :ad
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.70, 2 folds, CO calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.55) :jd :8d :qs (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.55) :kc (2 players)
      CO bets $0.74, Hero raises to $3, CO raises to $19.35 and is all-in, Hero calls $6.30 and is all-in

      River: ($20.15) :2d (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $20.15 pot ($0.91 rake)
      Final Board: :jd :8d :qs :kc :2d
      CO showed :kh :8h and won $0.00 (-$10 net)
      Hero showed :tc :ad and won $19.24 ($9.24 net)


      The population calls 3 bets pretty light!

      MAY SO FAR...



      After 5 playing days I would have liked to be at 8000 hands so a bit of catching up to do!

      Not too sure how yet but hopefully I can find some hours here and there. And NO STOP LOSS please!!!

      Have a great weekend amigos! Thanks for reading! :thumbsup:
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    • 40000 HANDS IN MAY

      Days 6 & 7



      I managed to get a few hundred extra hands in over the weekend but nothing spectacular.

      Too busy having an amazing time with my family to be honest! We went out for the day yesterday and just had a really perfect time together!

      Did not have time to put some hands on this morning as was figuring out new way to review BB hands and got confused!

      May So Far...



      So after 7 days my target would be 9032 hands (7/31x40000) so not too far behind.

      Tonight is Wing Chun after work and will do some strength training on arms and shoulders and then crush poker.

      My quads are still a little bit sore from last Tuesday's "daughter lifting" but could be good for a workout tomorrow.

      Have a good day amigos! Thanks for reading!
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    • thesuccesshabit wrote:

      Tonight is Wing Chun after work and will do some strength training on arms and shoulders and then crush poker.
      So nice to see how you seem to always find the motivation to take care of your "duties" :) Really want to start to exercise again, but struggle to do it on a regular basis. Too cold for running, to lazy to drive to the gym etc. So easy to find an excuse every day.

      Any recommendation how to become better at that? Maybe some literature? I guess at some point it becomes natural and you don't have to force your self anymore, but it looks like I am far way from that point. :)
    • 40000 HANDS IN MAY

      Day 8

      Well... I got my butt handed to me on a plate last night so did not hit my target of 1500 hands!



      Within 85 hands I knew this was not going to be my day at the tables! Just got bossed around and did not know what I could do (if anything).

      Dropped down to NLZ5 to consolidate but it was similar there. I did steady the ship but I could not win a pot and there were just loads of situations where I did not know what to do.

      No worries though. These days happen. I know what to work on and work is what I will do. #NEVERQUIT

      At least I got to 923 hands before stop loss!!!

      It will take some catching up now but I will try my best! No need to panic yet!


      May So Far...



      Yuk!

      Other Stuff...

      Wing Chun was fantastic! We started doing some Countering Kicks work which I think I am going to like a lot! It was way too much information for me last night so I was just like "you throw some and let's see what I do!". Awesome!

      Did a good workout too. Push ups and pull ups with good form and controlled and slow.

      I am not in real pain this morning but I can definitely feel it in my arms, shoulders and chest. Tomorrow could be another story!

      Going for a leg workout tonight. Squats with daughter again and going to try some stiff legged deadlifts maybe using my son as weight!!!!!!

      Have a great day amigos! Thanks for reading! :thumbsup:




      looool wrote:

      thesuccesshabit wrote:

      Tonight is Wing Chun after work and will do some strength training on arms and shoulders and then crush poker.
      So nice to see how you seem to always find the motivation to take care of your "duties" :) Really want to start to exercise again, but struggle to do it on a regular basis. Too cold for running, to lazy to drive to the gym etc. So easy to find an excuse every day.
      Any recommendation how to become better at that? Maybe some literature? I guess at some point it becomes natural and you don't have to force your self anymore, but it looks like I am far way from that point. :)
      Thanks for kind words...

      There are so many "hacks" out there to try to help us to motivate ourselves into action and I did not find that many that worked for me over the years!

      For me I have to be completely honest with myself and do a lot of self evaluation.

      So using your example... I would not drive to the gym either! So then I have to self evaluate and think to myself honestly...

      "So you rather do nothing than get off your butt and go to the gym, your fitness and health are not that important correct?"

      And if the answer is that, yes this is correct, then I have to think more about how much I really want it and what I am prepared to do to get it.

      So at the moment I really want to be fit, healthy and strong (I really want to be a great example to my kids). And after lots of research I found I can do that (hopefully) using mostly bodyweight exercises and certainly without going to the gym. To be honest the gym scares the hell out of me!!!!!!

      This is such a massive topic! Willpower is mostly BS for me. But then again using willpower the first time might help YOU to make a habit so it is different for all people.

      For me I don't want to have to trick myself with hacks. If I want it I believe I can get it. It's just a question of finding the easiest way!!!

      I probably did not answer your question there! Fire away again if I can help you at all!

      And good luck! Dream big! :ninja:
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    • 40,000 HANDS IN MAY

      Day 9

      Target for today was 1600 hands (assuming kids go to bed on time which is a stupid assumption to make!)...



      Started off badly again at NLZ10 and then remembered I had had 3 losing days there anyway so I dropped to NLZ5 again.

      It was going horribly there too after a set up or two then variance switched and got back enough to enable me to get 1600 hands in.

      Booked a tiny win too!!!

      Hands

      Whoops!

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $4.95 (99 bb)
      BB: $5.13 (102.6 bb)
      UTG: $6.24 (124.8 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $15.27 (305.4 bb)
      BTN: $12.11 (242.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :jd :js
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.12, CO calls $0.12, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.31) :8h :as :jh (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, CO calls $0.24

      Turn: ($0.79) :tc (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.59, CO raises to $2.55, Hero raises to $4.64 and is all-in, CO calls $2.09

      River: ($10.07) :ks (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $10.07 pot ($0.42 rake)
      Final Board: :8h :as :jh :tc :ks
      Hero showed :jd :js and lost (-$5 net)
      CO showed :9s :7s and won $9.65 ($4.65 net)

      This okay v fish???

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $10.09 (201.8 bb)
      BB: $6.92 (138.4 bb)
      UTG: $6.91 (138.2 bb)
      Hero (MP): $6.58 (131.6 bb)
      CO: $4.48 (89.6 bb)
      BTN: $15.25 (305 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :ah :as
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.15, CO calls $0.15, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.37) :jh :3s :3c (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.27, CO calls $0.27

      Turn: ($0.91) :7h (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.68, CO raises to $1.36, Hero raises to $6.16 and is all-in, CO calls $2.70 and is all-in

      River: ($9.03) :jc (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $9.03 pot ($0.37 rake)
      Final Board: :jh :3s :3c :7h :jc
      Hero showed :ah :as and won $0.00 (-$4.48 net)
      CO showed :7s :7d and won $8.66 ($4.18 net)

      Karma...

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      SB: $4.11 (82.2 bb)
      BB: $6.20 (124 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $16.89 (337.8 bb)
      CO: $5.60 (112 bb)
      BTN: $8.60 (172 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :ac :ad
      Hero raises to $0.15, 3 folds, SB calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.45) :qc :2s :2h (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.34, SB calls $0.34, BB folds

      Turn: ($1.13) :7c (2 players)
      SB bets $0.55, Hero raises to $1.90, SB calls $1.35

      River: ($4.93) :5d (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.61 and is all-in, SB calls $1.72 and is all-in

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $8.37 pot ($0.35 rake)
      Final Board: :qc :2s :2h :7c :5d
      SB showed :kh :kc and lost (-$4.11 net)
      Hero showed :ac :ad and won $8.02 ($3.91 net)

      Here's a rope...

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $8.93 (178.6 bb)
      BB: $10.51 (210.2 bb)
      UTG: $5.01 (100.2 bb)
      MP: $5.01 (100.2 bb)
      CO: $0.99 (19.8 bb)
      BTN: $5.08 (101.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :ah :js
      UTG raises to $0.15, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.15, Hero raises to $0.65, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.50) :2c :ad :8c (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($3.50) :4d (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.43 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.43

      River: ($10.36) :qc (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $10.36 pot ($0.43 rake)
      Final Board: :2c :ad :8c :4d :qc
      Hero showed :ah :js and won $9.93 ($4.85 net)
      BTN showed :jd :qd and lost (-$5.08 net)

      3bet much???

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $9.72 (194.4 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.50 (110 bb)
      MP: $10.94 (218.8 bb)
      CO: $4.60 (92 bb)
      BTN: $10.86 (217.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :as :qs
      Hero raises to $0.12, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.38, Hero calls $0.26

      Flop: ($0.78) :ah :2d :2c (2 players)
      BB bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75

      Turn: ($2.28) :5c (2 players)
      BB bets $2.19, Hero calls $2.19

      River: ($6.66) :9c (2 players)
      BB bets $6.40 and is all-in, Hero calls $2.18 and is all-in

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $11.02 pot ($0.46 rake)
      Final Board: :ah :2d :2c :5c :9c
      BB showed :5s :4c and lost (-$5.50 net)
      Hero showed :as :qs and won $10.56 ($5.06 net)

      Villain is 7/4/2 and I was so close to folding pre...

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $5.25 (105 bb)
      Hero (BB): $5.08 (101.6 bb)
      UTG: $11.10 (222 bb)
      MP: $2.55 (51 bb)
      CO: $5.32 (106.4 bb)
      BTN: $6.06 (121.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :kd :kh
      UTG raises to $0.15, MP folds, CO raises to $0.45, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, UTG raises to $2.80, CO folds, Hero raises to $5.08 and is all-in, UTG calls $2.28

      Flop: ($10.63) :2c :7d :6h (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($10.63) :kc (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($10.63) :6c (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $10.63 pot ($0.44 rake)
      Final Board: :2c :7d :6h :kc :6c
      Hero showed :kd :kh and won $10.19 ($5.11 net)
      UTG showed :ah :ad and lost (-$5.08 net)


      May So Far...



      #evwinner #NEVERGIVEUP

      Have a great day amigos! Thanks for reading! :thumbsup:

      P.S. Link here for training summary for last week.

      marketmaker wrote:

      thanks for posting mate! keeping this pace would be awesome.
      Thanks for thanks! Nps. GL!
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    • 40,000 HANDS IN MAY

      Day 10

      Graph says more than words...



      Kinda lol because I was looking at a couple of my stats yesterday (fold v 3b, fold v cb and WTSD) and was kinda obvious why my redline sucks so hard.

      Today my blueline sucked big time too!

      Kinda struggling atm as feel like I am getting exploited (as well as being crap) but maybe it is some variance too.

      I did not get any hands to share today as I spent an hour looking to see what my leaks are and trying to figure out why the hell I fold so much!

      I forgot to save pic of month so far graph too (tilted?). Graph above is wrong to $5 (the wrong way) so I am down around $35 this month.

      Sad.

      Other stuff!!

      Thank the heavens above for other stuff!!!!

      I had a class of Wing Chun Kung Fu which was fantastic! We did more counter kicking work and a bit of straight punch defence. Learned loads and LOVED it!

      Also my kids got their certificates for passing their Wing Chun gradings (photos on my Facebook - hit me up and connect!).

      After that I did a leg workout. I have not got any good equipment to use so I made my own free weights. Hopefully have a fun video to show you over next few days...

      Hams, quads and calves are a little bit sore, tomorrow could be worse.

      Have a good day amigos. Thanks for reading. :thumbsup:
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    • Weekly Poker Summary

      In short... I got killed at the tables this week...

      Graph For Week



      Around 7 buy ins lost

      Terrible red line

      Rubbish blue line

      Whole thing is a joke but I will sort it

      Net Profit = -$54.05
      Rake back/bonus = $0

      Total Profit For Week = -$54.05

      500 day challenge total profit = +$16.33

      Current Bankroll = $1033.13

      325 Days To Go

      Summarise it in one sentence... I never played below NL10 before but this week NL5 has been my main game, good progress huh?

      I predict a riot.

      Other Stuff...

      The world is fantastic and I am still doing the happy dance every single day!

      Strength/fitness training goes great (video tomorrow?). Wing Chun is awesome. Family life is perfect!

      All my student properties are rented out for the next academic year and, despite the government stitching me up, the money is rolling in (ready to be re-invested btw).

      I'm on top of the world! (Just need to sort this poker mess out!)

      Have a great week amigos and thanks for reading! :thumbsup:

      P.S. 13996 hands played in May. 11 days gone so should be at 14667.
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    • Was going to stop posting so often as I would get bored reading this ****

      BUT. Had a winning day and there ain't been many lately!



      Did not play much hours last night as a) I was on duty taking daughter to cricket so started late, b) was knackered as I was up at 5.00 in the morning, b) felt a bit sick (like I might puke), c) wasn't that motivated anyway as confused where the hell I am going pokerwise (note this does not affect my RL happiness).

      Yesterday I adjusted some of my preflop ranges as I was folding to 3b too much (tightened some positional opens and loosened some positional calls).

      Also I am not 3betting enough again so I just had a look around to see where I am missing out on spots. In position I will 3b more, particularly BU v CO where my 3bet range was way way too tight.

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $5.25 (105 bb)
      BB: $3.95 (79 bb)
      UTG: $5.41 (108.2 bb)
      MP: $3.56 (71.2 bb)
      CO: $6.52 (130.4 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :2s :as
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.38, 2 folds, CO calls $0.28

      Flop: ($0.83) :3d :ac :kh (2 players)
      CO bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.63) :3s (2 players)
      CO bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      River: ($3.23) :7h (2 players)
      CO bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $4.83 pot ($0.20 rake)
      Final Board: :3d :ac :kh :3s :7h
      CO showed :kd :tc and lost (-$2.38 net)
      Hero showed :2s :as and won $4.63 ($2.25 net)


      What concerns me is why I am not crushing versus these players!

      I hardly slept again last night as had some weird pain in my stomach area so I am at work now and feel like falling to sleep!

      Anyway, I will go back to posting less often but try and give better content (hands, fitness training and family stuff). Well better content imo of course! :D

      Have a great weekend amigos! Do what you love!
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    • I did not get in as many hands as I wanted this weekend. I did, however, have a fantastic time with my family, had a great strength workout and won a little bit at the tables. #lolsample



      I started at 5nlz as I had so many losing days lately and it was going very nicely so I moved up to 10nlz and got run over immediately (250h on graph).

      I dropped back to 5nlz and built back up again and then finished the session off with more 10nlz and got into profit there too.

      Was not sure if to value bet river on this hand?

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $5.37 (107.4 bb)
      BB: $4.59 (91.8 bb)
      UTG: $7.36 (147.2 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5.55 (111 bb)
      CO: $8.20 (164 bb)
      BTN: $5.02 (100.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :ac :kh
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 3 folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) :9s :5h :ad (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.28, BB raises to $0.72, Hero calls $0.44

      Turn: ($1.76) :3d (2 players)
      BB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      River: ($3.76) :5s (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $3.76 pot ($0.16 rake)
      Final Board: :9s :5h :ad :3d :5s
      BB showed :7h :6h and lost (-$1.87 net)
      Hero showed :ac :kh and won $3.60 ($1.73 net)


      I think fish does not have nuts on flop as they prefer to slow play nuts so I let him carry on by calling. I think he can have worse Ax, 9x, 5x, other pp's and air.

      Turn is blank and I am not worried about BDFD so call as I have position too.

      River I checked back and I think this is MUBS as the fish will call with his Ax and 9x and 5x is unlikely. So I think I missed a lot of value here.

      Please berate thought process.

      Other Stuff...

      I did a good upper body strength workout on Saturday after work. It is 48 hours later now and I can feel the soreness in my triceps, biceps and lats. I like this as I know I did some good work if I get sore.

      My hams and quads are still a tiny bit sore from last Thursday's leg workout so will give it another day at least before training them again!

      Yesterday we spent a couple of hours at Kenilworth Castle which is just by our house. Because we are residents we get free passes to visit there! Usually it costs around £30 for a family ticket so we are really lucky! The kids love it there as they can run around the old ruins and generally cause mischief!!!

      Tonight is Wing Chun Kung Fu class and then 1400 poker hands! Oh and the leftovers from yesterday's fantastic roast dinner that Helen cooked for us!!! Magnifico!!!

      Have a good couple of days amigos and don't forget to teach me how to play the hand better please! :thumbsup:
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    • Pokerstars (UK) seems to be down for me right now so I will post a hand or two instead...

      1. Is this okay/standard?

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $10.42 (104.2 bb)
      BB: $13.30 (133 bb)
      UTG: $16.11 (161.1 bb)
      Hero (MP): $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $10.32 (103.2 bb)
      BTN: $12.94 (129.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :ac :jc
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 3 folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.55) :8d :ad :2c (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.55) :3s (2 players)
      BB bets $0.31, Hero calls $0.31

      River: ($1.17) :kc (2 players)
      BB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $3.17 pot ($0.14 rake)
      Final Board: :8d :ad :2c :3s :kc
      BB showed :8c :8h and won $3.03 ($1.47 net)
      Hero mucked :ac :jc and lost (-$1.56 net)


      I had no reads on the villain.

      I could use position and bet twice for value from FD, 78, 89, TT-JJ, worse Ax (but I don't think so many of these and can have AQ sometimes AK).

      Or play it as I did.

      2. I think this is standard... (no reads)

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $10.92 (109.2 bb)
      BB: $10.61 (106.1 bb)
      UTG: $10.37 (103.7 bb)
      MP: $10.10 (101 bb)
      CO: $13.65 (136.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :td :9d
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB folds, BB raises to $1, Hero calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.05) :9h :5d :jd (2 players)
      BB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($4.05) :ah (2 players)
      BB bets $2, Hero calls $2

      River: ($8.05) :qd (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $6 and is all-in, BB calls $6

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $20.05 pot ($0.90 rake)
      Final Board: :9h :5d :jd :ah :qd
      BB showed :ad :7c and lost (-$10 net)
      Hero showed :td :9d and won $19.15 ($9.15 net)


      Being in position I think it is okay to call flop and turn and I don't think I should re raising at any point.

      3. Stab in checked MW pot with T-high

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $12.72 (127.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10.24 (102.4 bb)
      UTG: $13.58 (135.8 bb)
      MP: $11.59 (115.9 bb)
      CO: $19.65 (196.5 bb)
      BTN: $21.96 (219.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :tc :5c
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.25, BTN folds, SB calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.75) :jh :kh :3s (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($0.75) :ks (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($0.75) :2s (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.43, CO calls $0.43, SB folds

      Results:
      Display Spoiler
      $1.61 pot ($0.07 rake)
      Final Board: :jh :kh :3s :ks :2s
      SB mucked and lost (-$0.25 net)
      Hero showed :tc :5c and lost (-$0.68 net)
      CO showed :9d :jd and won $1.54 ($0.86 net)



      Preflop get good odds. Nobody has much here including me and I can fold out better hands.


      Hopefully you can help me please amigos? Have a good evening!
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    • Poker Update! Two Days!

      On Monday night Stars went down for me so lost an hour there and posted some hands. Last night I also lost a bit of time as kids were playing up at bedtime and then wife had a crisis but did not lose more than an hour...

      Graph (Two sessions)



      I was hoping to get 3000 hands in but the gods said no.

      Also I have not been sleeping well over the last week or so so I don't want to stay up any longer to catch time up as it is EV- imo.

      I only slept 4 or 5 hours the last few nights which I can live with but don't want to go any less!

      We had some excitement as some construction workers found an unexploded bomb from World War II near my work! (News link here)

      It totally destroyed the traffic in the city and made my drive to and from work more like 2 hours each way instead of one hour! On two days too!

      Fortunately I live 25 miles from the bomb but my kids were still scared we are going to be blown to bits!!!

      I did manage to fit in a legs workout last night but it was not a very good one as my kids wanted to be involved but it was already bedtime! We video recorded it so will show soon as should be a bit funny at least!

      I have not got any muscle soreness this morning and that makes me sad! Maybe it will come tomorrow!!!

      Help on hands would be great please amigos...

      One hand is in the strategy forum here

      Also this one...

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $10.51 (105.1 bb)
      BB: $12.05 (120.5 bb)
      UTG: $29.55 (295.5 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $17.25 (172.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with :ah :qs
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BTN folds, SB raises to $0.95, BB folds, Hero calls $0.70

      Flop: ($2) :3h :kc :qh (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($4) :4c (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($4) :ks (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero ???

      Do you think I could make a small bet here (0.6x) to get value from Qx (although not many in range)?

      Have a great day y'all!!! :thumbsup:
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    • One hand in Pokermarket Strategy Forum here

      And this little one below...

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $11.05 (110.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10 (100 bb)
      UTG: $11.16 (111.6 bb)
      MP: $10.53 (105.3 bb)
      CO: $10.30 (103 bb)
      BTN: $11.42 (114.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :ts :qs
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.25, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.55) :th :5s :ah (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.39, Hero calls $0.39

      Turn: ($1.33) :9s (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.94, Hero calls $0.94

      River: ($3.21) :3s (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.95, Hero raises to $5...

      She has $6.44 behind here so I should have just XRAI right???
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    • Week Summary

      Graph



      I was hoping for 8000+ hands this week but circumstances prevented it. Also I am playing a little bit slower preflop, as I think I can auto-pilot there too much.

      Confidence is pretty low at the moment mostly as I seem to have dropped in stakes rather than moved up.

      Still my redline is terrible and my BB win rate is terrible. Only my SB win rate improved over the last 6 months, every other situation dropped.

      This is because I am in way more pots now than I was 6 months ago and my postflop play is terrible.

      I will need to improve this to move up though so it is, hopefully, better that I get into these postflop situations and learn rather than avoiding them altogether.

      I have not had much coaching over the last couple of months (for good reasons) but hopefully once June arrives we will get back into it and get my game moving forward.

      Net profit (week) = +$5.62
      Rakeback (week) = +$10.00

      Total Profit (week) = +$15.62

      500 day challenge total profit = +$31.95

      Current Bankroll = $1048.75

      At least it is some positive numbers eh amigos!

      Have a greet weekend!
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