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Update on session and how I ran 6k under EV

May 19, 2010 Leave a comment

My session yesterday ended up fine. I did however manage to run 6k under EV.

I’m still pretty happy about my play. Towards the end I played against a guy who would just never fold and kept 3betting both preflop and post flop. At times he would openshove pre with mostly good ace highs. He however didn’t have any idea about how to handread so I just had to be patient untill I won all my money back and busted him.

Here’s the final hand I played against him with a graph for my session yesterday.

Hero (BB) ($2790)

SB ($767.40)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A

SB bets $764.40 (All-In), Hero calls $761.40

Flop: ($1534.80) Q, 7, 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: ($1534.80) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($1534.80) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1534.80

Results:

SB had 10, A (high card, Ace).

Hero had A, A (one pair, Aces).

Outcome: Hero won $1533


No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Losing to donks

May 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Playing the biggest donk I’ve experienced this year. This guy calls all ins with any two, goes to showdown regardless of what he has. Raises anything between 8-15bbs preflop.

Running like 6k under EV for today. Ill post a graph for today when I’m done.

No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (BB) ($1064)

SB ($1457)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A

SB bets $54, Hero raises $175, SB raises $248, Hero raises $377, SB calls $253

Flop: ($1116) 7, 4, 5 (2 players)

Hero bets $211, SB raises $422, Hero raises $295.90 (All-In), SB calls $84.90

Turn: ($2129.80) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($2129.80) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $2129.80

Results:

SB had J, 8 (straight, eight high).

Hero had A, A (two pair, Aces and fours).

Outcome: SB won $2128

Long live the donks! 800bb pot Ship it!

May 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Just playing a session and its very swingy.

Just wanted to post a hand I just played on Ongame. Thank god for donks in poker still being around. Btw villain is a HUGE drooler. That’s all we need to know :)

No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (BB) ($1685)

SB ($1688)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A

SB bets $10, Hero raises $54, SB calls $46

Flop: ($116) 6, 8, J (2 players)

Hero bets $98, SB calls $98

Turn: ($312) 8 (2 players)

Hero checks, SB bets $156, Hero raises $688, SB raises $1376 (All-In), Hero calls $841.60 (All-In)

River: ($3371.20) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $3371.20

Results:

SB had 10, J (two pair, Jacks and eights).

Hero had A, A (two pair, Aces and eights).

Outcome: Hero won $3370

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April results and how to run 10k above EV.

May 4, 2010 6 comments

April is over and it has been quite the rollercoaster ride. I’ve dumped a bit too much to certain opponents, which is why I’m going to really be strict with stop loss against competent opponents from now on.

Yes even seasoned pros sometimes suck at the most basic poker principles. I hope that I’ll be better at using stop loss to ensure better winnings overall in the future. I also played 48k hands last month which above average for me. Want to keep doing that in May as well. Heres a graph over my winnings last month.

Overall I feel that I’m playing well in most of my sessions and not letting myself get affected by results, which is crucial to having a solid winrate.

Other than that, there’s not really that much to report on the poker side of things.

I’ve had some computer problems lately because I’m opening so many tables, while having Holdemmanager running as well as Camtasia for recording my sessions. I’ve been considering buying an iMac 27″ i7 quadcore, but ended up putting more RAM(8GB) in my current 2.6 GHz Core Duo desktop, which along with this guide on tweaking windows to run faster for poker has helped immensely. The guide was written by a poker player and posted on the 2+2 forums. Check it out here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/48/computer-technical-help/3k-posts-videos-how-install-update-tweak-windows-597610/.

I do want to get an iMac 27″ at one point I think unless I change my mind and decide to just get some other kinda machine. The thing about the iMac that rocks is obviously the design as well as the resolution. I just hate that it’s really a mac machine and windows runs off bootcamp.

For my birthday we didn’t do much. Me and Maya went out for lunch with another couple and during the evening we just came home and chilled and finished watching Scrubs season 6. I’m having a birthday party at my place this weekend. Hoping to see lots of good friends.

In this day and age it’s very normal to invite people using facebook instead of SMS and what not. The thing that sucks about that tho, is that people don’t take it as seriously even tho they RSVP’ed that they are attending an event! Usually only half the people show up!

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing tho, because at least the ones who do end up showing up are mostly the ones who really want to be there anyways :)

Just saw Memento last night, with Guy Pearce. Great movie about a guy who has short-term memory loss after losing his wife. If you haven’t seen it I can certainly recommend it.

Will update again in a few days after going on another poker heater.

Adios!