July 30

FTP LANGUAGES?
Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 11:00 PM by admin

A friend of mine wants to play poker on ft, he can only speak and read chinese does fulltilt have the chinese option or is there anyway to make it so?

|||Quote:Originally Posted by ChipExcess27A friend of mine wants to play poker on ft, he can only speak and read chinese does fulltilt have the chinese option or is there anyway to make it so?Umm… try reading the FTP website?

Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 8:48 PM by admin

Blinds 1500-3k HJ raises to 7k+ with 40K behind, sb calls. I 4bet shove 64k with 33, snap all-in by HJ with AA. I realize AA he’s calling anything but did I have fold equity for other hands like 77 88 KJ, KQ etc..??? Player is very solid but can also raise with very weak holdings in that position as well. Should the play to have been call and get away on the flop with no 3 or is the jam move a good one just bad timing against AA??? Please advise. Thanks

|||I 3bet by the way my mistake.

|||Erm….basically it depends…

Are there antes? Has he shown down any loose raises or has he raise folded much?

I dont love it in truth. I dont think it’s terrible but he only has about 15 big blinds so he shouldnt be raise/folding much if at all and should basically be willing to go with any hand he opens and you’re praying for a flip(at best) if he calls.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Acepoker006Blinds 1500-3k HJ raises to 7k+ with 40K behind, sb calls. I 4bet shove 64k with 33, snap all-in by HJ with AA. I realize AA he’s calling anything but did I have fold equity for other hands like 77 88 KJ, KQ etc..??? Player is very solid but can also raise with very weak holdings in that position as well. Should the play to have been call and get away on the flop with no 3 or is the jam move a good one just bad timing against AA??? Please advise. Thanksno you dont….but think about it this way if you had AA or KK would u just shove your 64k? you would probably 3 bet smaller because you want action shoving here looks exactly what it is and would probably get called by 77,88 hands etc etc

|||What’s SB’s stack? Villain is going with such a large part of his range here that your 3b (whatever sizing you choose) should be for value. Not fan of it as played and I’m definitely not flatting.

|||Bad play.

|||Were you squeezing here simply because the opportunity presented itself?

|||Quote:Originally Posted by CBordersWhat’s SB’s stack? Villain is going with such a large part of his range here that your 3b (whatever sizing you choose) should be for value. Not fan of it as played and I’m definitely not flatting.Ehhhh…. so you are 3betting here to what size? Or are you "value folding" here?

|||I’d 3 bet smaller..

|||Thanks, Yes and I realize this to be ultimately my mistake in the hand. I failed to most importantly realize he opened with 15bb’s behind.

|||so we are 3bet-folding effective 15 bb’s deep? DO NOT LIKE

Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 8:12 PM by admin

I’m thinkin about seriously grinding and studying cash cuz im sick of mtts and sngs…

question… If you are equally skilled in HU and 6 max, which is more profitable to play?

Let’s say I win about 8BB/100 (is that reasonable) HU Cash NL200 and I 2-3 table.
An 6 max let’s say I would win 2.5BB/100 for NL200 and I 12 table.

Where could I win more money?

Thanks

|||I would take a hour or two in each, and first see wich one you prefer.
then look at your hands/hr
and then take hands * bb/100 = $$$

|||ur not winnning in either if u cant figure it out ur self

|||Quote:Originally Posted by blitzillaur not winnning in either if u cant figure it out ur selfim a winning nl50 sh player, sucker.

I wasn’t sure how to calculate it correctly. So HU Cash is more profitable….

|||Quote:Originally Posted by CasperGraverI would take a hour or two in each, and first see wich one you prefer.
then look at your hands/hr
and then take hands * bb/100 = $$$Do this. It’s going to depend on which one you are better at. I don’t think either one would just be innately more profitable than the other.

|||waiting for action at hu is

|||In my experience HU is very bad. I could just be the unluckiest player ever though. It’s gonna boil down to personal preference and playstyle though.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by two2kuulI’m thinkin about seriously grinding and studying cash cuz im sick of mtts and sngs…

question… If you are equally skilled in HU and 6 max, which is more profitable to play?

Let’s say I win about 8BB/100 (is that reasonable) HU Cash NL200 and I 2-3 table.
An 6 max let’s say I would win 2.5BB/100 for NL200 and I 12 table.

Where could I win more money?

ThanksThese win rates would prolly put you in the top 5 percentile. Maybe you meant 8bb? 8BB/100 is def doable at HU 200NL especially if you just play mostly fish, but w/ limited HU experience I wouldn’t expect such great results.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Nerdragewaiting for action at hu is At these stakes you really don’t have to wait too long for action especially if you play multiple sites. Also, at these stakes regs will actually play you, so he can plays regs while he waits.

|||Agree, NL50 HU you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding action. If you’re decent after a while the regs will steer clear but it’s still pretty lively and very soft.

Getting an opponent to stay for a decent length session, or not hit-running, getting scared when the game gets deep etc. is a whole different story and pretty tilt inducing.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by two2kuulI’m thinkin about seriously grinding and studying cash cuz im sick of mtts and sngs…

question… If you are equally skilled in HU and 6 max, which is more profitable to play?

Let’s say I win about 8BB/100 (is that reasonable) HU Cash NL200 and I 2-3 table.
An 6 max let’s say I would win 2.5BB/100 for NL200 and I 12 table.

Where could I win more money?

ThanksHU=8BB*3*250 (hands/hour)*1/100(hands)=60BB/hour
6max=2.5BB*12*100(hands/hour)*1/100(hands)=30BB/hour

All that with out taking in account what you enjoy more,tilting,variance and the ease to find games ect…

|||Depends on volume innit.

|||if you tend to tilt or play b game id just play 6max. if your rock steady id play hu plo

|||in hu cash ur gonna find alot more hit and runners, also u can play more tables SH if u got hands on players history etc. so imo sh but depends what u like the most

|||Quote:Originally Posted by two2kuulim a winning nl50 sh player, sucker.

I wasn’t sure how to calculate it correctly. So HU Cash is more profitable….i find that hard to believe.

Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 7:32 PM by admin

Right i’ve managed to build a roll off $350 from $50 through a mixture of SnG and cash games.

However ive hit a barrier where i go up and down like a yoyo from 400 to 300 etc.

I have a free trial at deuces cracked and downloaded free trial of holdem manager because my cash game needs much improvement.

Although deucescracked are good the videos are limited to those who pay. So is there any advice in where to go or how i can improve?

Currently playing the Nl10 on stars.

|||I’m in a very similar position, started my roll with $50ish, build it up to roughly $350 and hit that same wall. Can’t get any higher, tilt and donk my roll off over a few short sessions. Wash, rinse, repeat.

I’m interested in this thread, hopefully something will come up that can help. I wonder how common this problem is?

|||Do you use the same avatar on Stars? Play FR, yeah? I recongnise you, from the UK?

HEM is a MUST for cash games, i could’t live without.

Poker improvement is a long, time consuming process, there is no magic video to watch, but the fact your addressing it, your heading in the right direction. I would recommend the following:-

1) Training Site (you’ve got a 7day free trial, download as much as you can).
2) Reading books (Dan Harrington on Cash Games, Poker Bluprint)
3) Review your hands after every session (this is why HEM is a MUST).
4) post & read hand reviews on 2p2

|||Well im trying to take poker seriously now. Within an hour of using HEM i already see how useful it is. Most likely purchase it after the trial.

The only thing is that on deucescracked, because its a free trial the videos are only 2 min previews which suck. Im starting to study my play as well as the regulars at this level. Quite a few players i try to catch because of the way they bet and play.

Will be reviewing my hands later for sure. Need improvement, some of my plays are ridiculous when looking back on it. But im trying to kick out the bad habbits.

Im not sure how to post hand reviews?? is it simply copy and paste?

Also ja im from the UK, under same name here.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by MattywizzardWell im trying to take poker seriously now. Within an hour of using HEM i already see how useful it is. Most likely purchase it after the trial.

The only thing is that on deucescracked, because its a free trial the videos are only 2 min previews which suck. Im starting to study my play as well as the regulars at this level. Quite a few players i try to catch because of the way they bet and play.

Will be reviewing my hands later for sure. Need improvement, some of my plays are ridiculous when looking back on it. But im trying to kick out the bad habbits.

Im not sure how to post hand reviews?? is it simply copy and paste?

Also ja im from the UK, under same name here.
U get full access with the deucescracked trial. Ur not doing it right.

How many hands do u have on HEM? Post ur stats in the stats thread, hopefully someone can help u find leaks.

Read fee’s free ebook.

Do a free trial at the other sites, cardrunners, leggopoker, bluefire etc.. They r really good. I haven’t tried bluefire yet but the others r excellent n completly free.

With HEM use the filter n review ur biggest pots won n lost. Post hands of the ones u r not sure about.

|||Well i think the full trial is where you sign up and you get 7 free days before payment starts. Which you have to put in card details but i dont putting card details into sites ive never used really.

Will check how many hands i have a little later and even post any tricky ones.
Thanks for the advice.

|||You can put your card information in and cancel before the 7 day trial is up if you don’t like it. DC is a trusted and well known site. Don’t worry about it.

|||i would reccomend changing site.Stars regulars are one of the best and to grow your roll faster you should play against weaker opponents.Later you can take coaching and buy deuches cracked and stuff like that.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by MattywizzardWell i think the full trial is where you sign up and you get 7 free days before payment starts. Which you have to put in card details but i dont putting card details into sites ive never used really.

Will check how many hands i have a little later and even post any tricky ones.
Thanks for the advice.Dude put ur creditcard details. No excuses. Do it, do it NOW.

|||DC is pretty trustworthy and legit so I have no worries giving them my info, also it u can cancel right away and keep the 7day trial unlike a lot of other sites

|||Well i know a pro on lock poker on the merge network and can get great rakeback deal through him. However when playing lock or anywhere else i just cant get used to it. Always end up back at stars, as well as there payout is preety quick which is always useful.

I will check out the DC because after only really reviewing a couple of videos my game has changed for the better. Seem to cut out alot of mistakes in my last session.

Btw anyone know how to post hands on here for HEM? when i copy and past it becomes all basic. Where other people have face cards and better layout when posting?

|||U are lucky u have PS as an option then but I know of the deal u speak of, pretty lucrative but I can’t say anything else

|||I have the exact same problem as you. Built my roll up from $10 to about 300-350 and simply can’t beat 10NL on stars or FT. I’m thinking of moving to a smaller site and get a bigger first deposit bonus with the 300.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Cypher017I have the exact same problem as you. Built my roll up from $10 to about 300-350 and simply can’t beat 10NL on stars or FT. I’m thinking of moving to a smaller site and get a bigger first deposit bonus with the 300.I dont know what it is. I dont know how im not beating 10nl when some of the play is so bad between others.

I am thinking of movine to NL5 and make sure i beat this level then move up.

|||What are your stats? Have you got 10K hands or more? If you do then post your stats in the stats thread, someone will help you find leaks.

Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 5:12 PM by admin

Actually I guess the subject line should be what to note, and what not to….

Anyhow, I’ve been taking a lot them lately lately and was wondering which ones are really important for microstakes cash games. I’ve made a rough list of the kinds of hands I think I should be noting as often as possible; it’s based in part of what I notice other people in the forums are noting. I might be missing some essential ones, and I might be overdoing it and putting down stuff I just don’t need to at, especially these stakes. Lemme know you think. (Btw, for all of these I’m noting the villain’s specific cards, not time/opportunity stats that I could see in the HUD.)

Preflop:
3bets lightOpen limps strongResteals the blindsShoves short stacked w/ non-premium handsBackraisesFlop:
Cbets w/ air (especially on a wet flop)Semi-bluffs w/ drawsCheck-raises flop w/ TP or worseShoves/gets it in w/ big combo draws (12+ outs)Turn/Riv/Showdown:
Raises or check-raises turn w/ TP or worseCalls 2 or 3 barrels w/ draws (especially weaker draws)Over plays big pocket pairs to the showdown (especially on a wet board)Bluffs river w/ airAny suggestions?

|||I think mostly custom megaleaks, like
"thinks OP is nuts no matter what"
"3-bet all-in preflop w/ A9o" ([x] actually happens)
"folds to tiny leads"
"tight preflop, then tries to sell 64 for a straight"

And yeah, if you seem to find reliable betting pattern reads, don’t forget to log them. Such as:
"stop and go always a big hand"
"flat-flat-shoves w/ busted draw"
"minbet-PSB means he made his hand"
and so on.

Good luck.
Oh, and subscribed.

|||Forgot "checks to induce", pretty important one. Also note particular street obv.

|||your list is pretty good row, just make a note when your opponent played a hand differently than you would of expected.

|||Looks good . I would leave off 3 bets light though . You can tell that iformation by your hud stats . I have 3 bet % on my hud tho .

|||Yeah dont mirror your hud @ notes though

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Takemusu Aiki"3-bet all-in preflop w/ A9o" ([x] actually happens)Yeah, I forgot to mention that unless it’s a shorty, or someone who’s in a hand heads up w/ a shorty (& thus is likely to shove hands you wouldn’t normally) I usually note something like "gets it in PF w/ XX" if it’s a junk hand. Thanks though.

Quote:"tight preflop, then tries to sell 64 for a straight"Hmmm. Interesting. But I wonder if you could kind of see this reflected in common HUD stats? If someone is, say, 12/8 preflop, their aggr factor is naturally going to be high since they are mostly playing premium hands & connecting on the flop; ditto w/ their Cbet %. I villain like you describe would be someone who’s basically betting no matter what he hits: their AK misses, but they cbet oop anyway; their QQ are overcards on a flushy board, but they bet as well. You would probably see this in a really high AF as well as aggr frequency % too, no?

Quote:"stop and go always a big hand"Sorry for the newbie question, but is "stop & go" technically just floating — ck-calling the flop then raising or shoving the turn, with or without a hand? I was never really sure if it had a specific meaning or just indicated betting inconsistently & deceptively (which could be a good thing if you knew how to do it).

Quote:"flat-flat-shoves w/ busted draw"Ah, betting LINES. I hadn’t thought of noting that. Cool. Noted.

Quote:Forgot "checks to induce", pretty important one. Also note particular street obv.In pos, this would be a check-raise a lot of the time; out of pos, it would be slowplaying, no?

Quote:Originally Posted by Leroy_Jenkins45Looks good . I would leave off 3 bets light though . You can tell that information by your hud stats . I have 3 bet % on my hud tho .Right, good point. What about 4bets? Honestly I never really understood how to interpret the 4bets stats — at least not in HEM. There’s "4-Bet" and "4-Bet Range" available in the HEM hud. They are both usually tiny, and I have no idea how to read them. (But that’s probably a topic for another thread.)

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Takemusu Aikiwhat does backraising mean? A backraise is a limp then 3bet preflop. Usually it’s done in EP if you’re confident someone behind is going to raise, and often it’s w/ AA or KK … but sometimes w/ worse at the micros. It’s a rare move, but I always find myself noting it — probably because it’s so uncommon.

(Fwiw, I remember reading that Johnny Chan did this a lot earlier in his career … but god only knows where I read that.)

|||is that your dog rowhouse ? And what is it ? A boxer ? he has funny ears if so . cute dog tho .

|||I find I don’t read any notes I take, but I use the colour system at stars, and that seems to work, but I’m only playing 2NL atm.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by rowhousepdA villain like you describe would be someone who’s basically betting no matter what he hits: their AK misses, but they cbet oop anywayKinda, but I’m talking about the specific error of representing unrealistic hands. A good flop barrel from a TAG would look like cbetting AJ on a KQ5r board: he only has a gutshot and an overcard, but the two high cards, especially the K hit his range hard, so it’s easy to lay down weak hands against him. Instead, the same AJ barreling 864 with a flush draw is just not that credible because it’s hardly more than an attempt to rep an OP or top set which are rare (or the NFD which is simply not a made hand). These are good spots to float, probably even reverse float if you’re HU.
Some villains will make these moves on later streets, though. Compulsive bluffing on a 6543 board in a 3- or 4-bet pot is a huge leak imo. Of course I do it sometimes.

Quote:Sorry for the newbie question, but is "stop & go" technically just floating — ck-calling the flop then raising or shoving the turn, with or without a hand?Pretty much, but the expression applies to any street, eg. short stacked you can play a stop and go preflop by flatting Button’s raise with a good pair and autoshoving the flop. Yeah, you’re donk betting, but w/e, it’s +EV sometimes. Also good for a bluff, just not on the river where you’ll often get called.

Quote:In pos, this would be a check-raise a lot of the time; out of pos, it would be slowplaying, no?You mixed it up a little, "in position" means to act later, "OOP" means having to act first. But yes, I meant checking with the intention to check-raise. You can save quite some chips by not firing into these guys. Also keep an eye open for those who love c/r’ing so much that they will employ it multiple times within a single hand, like villain c/r’s draw heavy board, draw gets there on turn, he checks again… With some villains you can be 100% sure they got there.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Leroy_Jenkins45is that your dog rowhouse ? And what is it ? A boxer ? he has funny ears if so . cute dog tho .Yup, and she’s a boxer-mix actually — a rescue dog named Emma who I’ve had since she was a scrawny little pup. An ex-girlfriend of mine was a photographer and took this amazing picture of her w/ a silly ribbon on. It’s actually an awesome photo when it’s blown up. There a better larger sized image here if you’re curious.

|||I’ll replay to you, Takemusu, in a little later. Gotta run to work.

|||On more tip: the multier you table (haha) the more comfortable you will find a self-built shorthand notation system that you can comprehend in a moment. A couple ideas:
Code:pre- preflopon 3- on the flop (on third street)on 4- on the turn (on fourth street)on 5- on the river (on fifth street)r- rainbowA- high card/overcard[]- brick*- "joker card", one that completes like every possible draw in the world100- always/any card/in any caseX- checks=- flats– folds!- bets!!- raises..!- barrels

The trick is to make it intuitive and readable in a split second. '+' and '++' are also good for betting/raising imo. Or you could use '*' for any card, 'on 0' for preflop. Whatever works for you, really.

Examples:
"barrels 100 [] on 4"
or
"..! 100 [] on 4"
means
"Barrels all turn bricks."

"check-check on 3r, fires A on 4"
or
"XX on 3r, ! A on 4"
means
"Rainbow flop goes check-check, he fires the high card on the turn."

It's fun to put together your own, it's a matter of days to get used to it, and once you do -- profit!

|||Quote:Originally Posted by rowhousepdA backraise is a limp then 3bet preflop. Usually it's done in EP if you're confident someone behind is going to raise, and often it's w/ AA or KK ... but sometimes w/ worse at the micros. It's a rare move, but I always find myself noting it -- probably because it's so uncommon.

(Fwiw, I remember reading that Johnny Chan did this a lot earlier in his career ... but god only knows where I read that.)Actually thats just a limp/reraise. Pretty commonish occurrence still with AA or KK if you play enough hands.

A backraise is as follows:

Player A raises
Player B calls
Player C reraises (3bet/squeeze)
...
Player A folds
Player B re reraises (4bet/backraise)
Player C ... ???

July 30

Private table??
Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 5:03 PM by admin

Quick question. I found a 50nl 6max table on Merge called "Mavs" instead of "Waimea Bay" like all of the rest of them. The table had no number, and my HUD didn’t seem to work on it either. I am able to sit at it, and there’s a few people playing there. It just seems a little weird. I’ve never seen something like this before. Is this a private table or??

|||Yes, it does look like that table is a private table….I can see it right now by looking at the "custom" tab of the lobby. It’s strange that you can see it without choosing the "custom" tab.

|||Ok, cool. Yeah, that’s what I thought, but I think it was because when I joined a waitlist, I clicked that little checkbox that says "Join all 50nl waitlists?", and it must’ve had me join that table also.

Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 3:59 PM by admin

No one entered the contest.. so no one wins

BR: 600ish

Plan: 10nl for a couple weeks to get some rust off.. then grind the **** out of 25nl so that I can blow money on scoop in May and win 6 figures.

Previous Thread

Currently I’m getting feelers for buying my Sunday mtt action.. I’m selling 50% at $1 per share.. so far a friend of mine has 10%, enprinte has 10%, and I think Texans24 is reserving 20%… leaving 10% left. My schedule will be:

If you are interested let me know.. first come first serve… if it sells, then I’ll make the thread in the marketplace.

|||First

Roll: Over 1.2K.

Goal for this month:

10NL for a while – Till I hit $1.3kish – Then 25NL and Onwards.

Also hopefully neteller can verify my account and I’ll have another $250

|||I’ll grab the last 10%

|||Yeah, what a rubbish night for moi. Getting AA, KK a few times = no action. Been coolered when I hit a set. Straight well disguised etc. Blah.

[/complain]

|||xcripes, gl.

|||Roll: 900ish split between both sites

April Goal: Gold+ Ironman month with 25NL FR Rush
400 HUSNGs at $10/11 level

Secondary goal: 1K Bankroll each on both sites

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Ice_W0lfNo one entered the contest.. so no one wins WTF !!!!!

2%/$2 of your sunday action if available …….

|||i feel so retarded

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) – Poker Hand Converter from PokerConverter.com

saw flop

SB ($9.51)
BB ($12.50)
UTG ($26.02)
MP ($17.40)
Hero (CO) ($28.67)
Button ($8.15)

Preflop: Hero is CO with K, Q
UTG bets $0.75, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2.50, 3 folds, UTG calls $1.75

Flop: ($5.35) 7, 6, 3 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $3, UTG calls $3

Turn: ($11.35) 4 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $6.50, UTG raises to $20.52 (All-In), Hero folds

Total pot: $24.35 | Rake: $1.19

^^ i was kind of just bored tbh, he was a std 14/10 reg who doesn’t like to fold to 3bets when he steals but yea my image is tag so wanted to 3bet and i pretty much should of c/folded the flop but was bored and hoped he had ak/qq and would fold flop and turn and he gave me a little speech ott and then shipped, so i guess he doesn’t 4bet kk/aa tag vs tag in those spots ehh

|||5 April 1st instant cash credits at 1.6 in the Stars store
$80 for 5k FPP

|||Quote:Originally Posted by blikousI’ll grab the last 10%No offense, but I’m preferring forum regulars at the moment.

Quote:Originally Posted by obviously.bogusWTF !!!!!

2%/$2 of your sunday action if available …….Cool.. so 8%/$8 remaining.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Ice_W0lfNo offense, but I’m preferring forum regulars at the moment.

Cool.. so 8%/$8 remaining.Pick me, pick me. Dunno what it is but I want some acshun.

|||Cool… as soon as Texans confirms that he really wants 20% (wasn’t sure if serious)…. i’ll post the thread in the marketplace.

|||If he’s not I’ll take it too. Or w/e’s left.

|||Quote:Originally Posted by Exothermici feel so retarded

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) – Poker Hand Converter from PokerConverter.com

saw flop

SB ($9.51)
BB ($12.50)
UTG ($26.02)
MP ($17.40)
Hero (CO) ($28.67)
Button ($8.15)

Preflop: Hero is CO with K, Q
UTG bets $0.75, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2.50, 3 folds, UTG calls $1.75

Flop: ($5.35) 7, 6, 3 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $3, UTG calls $3

Turn: ($11.35) 4 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $6.50, UTG raises to $20.52 (All-In), Hero folds

Total pot: $24.35 | Rake: $1.19

^^ i was kind of just bored tbh, he was a std 14/10 reg who doesn’t like to fold to 3bets when he steals but yea my image is tag so wanted to 3bet and i pretty much should of c/folded the flop but was bored and hoped he had ak/qq and would fold flop and turn and he gave me a little speech ott and then shipped, so i guess he doesn’t 4bet kk/aa tag vs tag in those spots ehhVillain is 14/10 at 6max? Isn’t that ridiculously nitty? Why would you ever 3bet a nit who opened UTG with such a good hand? Huge waste of KQs imo.

I’m not a huge fan of barreling when a big part of his range for calling pre OOP is probably TT-QQ. If you’re gonna barrel, try betting more than half pot….

|||I had my first session back at PLO5. I haven’t played it for a few months and I last played it in my thread where I ended up feeling pretty fed up and confused by all the advice given to me. The break’s been good for me and I feel that i’ve got a better idea of my strategy for the games and intend to stick to it and avoid trying out new things if it’s not necessary. Played 900 hands, ran pretty well in some spots and ended up winning just under $22. Not sure if i’ll make gold star this month but i’ll see how it goes.

One of the first hands of the session. I wasn’t thrilled to bits to be getting it in on the turn but I felt I had a fair amount of equity and didn’t think I was up against the flopped straight.

Hand #1
Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

BB: $9.31
UTG: $6.72
MP: $5.57
CO: $3.49
BTN: $2.58
Hero (SB): $5.00

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with A K 5 8
UTG raises to $0.15, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10

Flop: ($0.45) 5 A 4 (3 players)
Hero bets $0.35, BB calls $0.35, UTG folds

Turn: ($1.15) T (2 players)
Hero bets $0.80, BB raises to $3.50, Hero raises to $4.50 all in, BB calls $1

River: ($10.15) 4 (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $10.15
BB shows Q 7 7 6 (two pair, Sevens and Fours)
Hero shows A K 5 8 (two pair, Aces and Fives)
Hero wins $9.65
(Rake: $0.50)

Bit of run good vs a 2p2 person.

Hand #2
Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

SB: $12.64
BB: $5.00
Hero (CO): $5.92
BTN: $12.11

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with A 6 A K
Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, SB raises to $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.55, SB raises to $4.45, Hero raises to $5.92 all in, SB calls $1.47

Flop: ($11.89) 5 9 K (2 players – 1 is all in)

Turn: ($11.89) J (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($11.89) T (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $11.89
SB shows J 7 A A (a pair of Aces)
Hero shows A 6 A K (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $11.30
(Rake: $0.59)

I could have stacked off on the flop but didn’t want to end up stacking off to a set. Hit the nuts on the turn and I feel a bit sick about river as I know some of the time i’m going to get called by a flush but I figured it was pretty unlikely they were on flush draw on the turn.

Hand #3
Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

CO: $3.07
BTN: $6.68
SB: $6.05
Hero (BB): $5.22
UTG: $4.15
MP: $14.33

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 3 6 5 A
UTG calls $0.05, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.05, 1 fold, Hero checks

Flop: ($0.17) 2 T 4 (3 players)
Hero bets $0.10, UTG calls $0.10, BTN raises to $0.57, Hero calls $0.47, UTG folds

Turn: ($1.41) 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $1.34, BTN calls $1.34

River: ($4.09) A (2 players)
Hero bets $3.26 all in, BTN calls $3.26

Final Pot: $10.61
BTN shows 5 4 2 3 (a straight, Ace to Five)
Hero shows 3 6 5 A (a straight, Deuce to Six)
Hero wins $10.09
(Rake: $0.52)

Not a huge hand but decided to play my weak AAxx OOP carefully. Flop was pretty standard and I figured villain would fire with all of their range. Turn bet sizing was pretty weak so I peeled again. On the river all I was worried about was flopped sets and a hand like K2/72. I figured I was ahead of the rest of it so made the hero call.

Hand #4
Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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Hero (SB): $5.17
BB: $5.00
UTG: $4.14
CO: $10.08
BTN: $17.52

Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with A 3 A T
UTG calls $0.05, CO raises to $0.20, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.18, 2 folds

Flop: ($0.50) 7 2 K (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

Turn: ($1.10) 6 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

River: ($1.90) 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $1, Hero calls $1

Final Pot: $3.90
Hero shows A 3 A T (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
CO shows A 3 5 4 (a pair of Deuces)
Hero wins $3.71
(Rake: $0.19)

July 30

Winnings Graph
Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 11:59 AM by admin

Can anyone tell me how I can see my daily/weekly/lifetime winnings graph? I heard Pokertracker is really good but it’s not free. Anyone got any free applications? I use Lockpoker by the way. Do they have any features that let me see this? Also is there anyway I can look up other players graphs/stats while I’m playing with them at a table? thanks

|||idk of any free programs that make graphs (or at least good graphs) if you dont wanna pay for pokertracker or HEM then you will be w/o graphs most likely

edit: also pokertableratings.com has stats/graphs/hands on people but you get… 10? searches a day i think or you have to pay i believe

|||download PT3 or HEM, they both have free trials. they will help you a lot in your game. PT3 has a 3month free trial

Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 11:58 AM by admin

Could guide me to where I can find the cost of doing this? I can’t seem to find any affiliate links for 2+2 on advertising..

|||Probably pm a Mod who could help you out better in getting in touch with the right person

|||Hi Icy

theres a little link right down at the bottom left of the page under Other Links that called ‘Advertising Info’. Here is the link

http://www.twoplustwo.com/contact/?action=advertising

If for some reason you dont get a reply then i recommend contacting one of the red admins (Im not sure who is best however Mat Sklansky or Ryan Beal well certainly be able to redirect your inquiry to the right person).

goodluck

|||Just PM Bobo Fett, head of advertising.

Posted on July 30th, 2011 at 11:49 AM by admin

So I was studying No-Limit Cash Hold’em from Dan Harrington’s Cash Game. A section in his book "Adding Speculative Hands as a Defensive Function" he explains the following:

"Adding some speculative hands to your hand distribution serves as a defensive function as well. As this reduces your opponents implied odds on his speculative hands.
Suppose you’re known for playing premium pairs, high card connectors and suited high cards. What’s more, you don’t let your hand go that easy when you hit. You open for a raise in early position. Every body folds to our knowledgable opponent on the button who looks at a pair of deuces. With any other player this would be a routine fold. But against you, this is a madatory call. Why? Because his implied odds are so good. If he hits his set and you hit a high pair. He could most certainly get one, or maybe two bets out of you before you fold. However, by varying your hand selection and adding speculative hands to your distribution can alter your opponents preflop decision if he had the two deuces. Because he doesn’t know if the correct implied odds are there to justify calling an early raise."

This got me thinking a little bit, by adding speculative hands to your hand distribution can easily keep your opponents guessing to what hand you have. He has no idea what you have so it makes sense that he calls you with the same premium hands mentioned in paragraph 1. By him doing this reverses the cycle of implied odds over to my favour, as if I raise early with a speculative hand such as 4 5 and I flop an A23 I could possibly get a large pot out of my opponent depending on if he believes I flopped the nut straight or not correct?

|||A large part of the premium hands that you are targeting will 3-bet you so you will have to fold your speculative hands.

His calling range will rarely be as strong as your opening range so it doesn’t work the other way round.