$2,500 in a week playing $300NL

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  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jfarrow13 wrote: »
    I'm far from a pro, but I don't really celebrate much. TBH I think I may have to start implementing a "up X amount rule cash out". I've only played once this month (Sunday), and I think booking a win for me woulda done me a lot of good. I normally don't stress about the money, and I didn't Sunday, but I'm just taking L after L, and while I'm still up on the year, the cash envolpe is now officially empty, as is my enthusiam for poker. I'm approaching the 3k down slide, and I dunno...I really don't wanna go into the red on the year (still up like 1.7k). I'm finding myself less and less inclined to play poker, which obviously the whole "it's good to be rolled" thing comes into play, but if your not having fun, and your not winning money....I just wanted to be a pretty good $1/3 / $2/5 player who made between $20-40 an hour and had fun. I don't seem to be doing either of those. Maybe I'll try again in July.

    My 3k downswing was all within two weeks. Over the 3rd week I made back 16xx of it. This was right after a 3.9k upswing.

    I don't see you posting many HH on here. Always seems to help me. A lot of my variance came from isolating light or 3betting light. Save that for the higher stakes. You will see multiple books isolate 99+ AQ+ as the base until you get to know the table. Then you can isolate wider. I feel many people like myself who were trying to isolate all broadways and PP just fail. For the most part the forum members will over limp the SCs, pp, some suited Ax, and broadways. Have to embrace multiway pots and focus on live reads and player profiles.

    I saw a guy yesterday just refused to raise anything but the nuts. Flop AK6r he calls flop cbet. Turn 6, guy checks he bets like 40% pot, guy snap calls. River 2 he checks back 76s...."thought you might have AA or Kk cause you called so fast." Becomes super easy to fold river bets to this guy.
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jfarrow13 wrote: »
    I took a break all of June. It started out me missed it the first two weeks, then me not even missing it at all. I was doing some shopping in the vicitiny of the casino and thought "oh, Sunday's have always been my best day, I'll just pop in."
    First hand, pocket 4's, flop a set, stack AQ. "ITS ALL COMING BACK TO ME"
    QQ for a big $350 pot but I had to make a tough river call.
    Then another set, with 10's, only $50 pot.
    Up $500 in less than 40 minutes.
    To be fair, I did raise 8/10 of my first hands, so people thought I was just way out of line. I probably could have limited some of my smaller losses by narrowing my opening range, but it wouldn't have prevented the major $100+ chunk hands that I lost with, or the KK vs AA hand.
    Enter overpairs vs trips twice.
    K5 hand I post (probably a waste, but I'd probably have to fold AK too, I folded the K5).
    Then KK --> AA. My last $70 went 99 vs JJ.
    See ya sometime in July MGM.

    Still helps to post these hands. Some times your hand is face up or your betting on textures you shouldn't. Sizing could be bad etc. Focusing too much on the end result. There was a podcast where some guy in a mtt open shoved like 80bb with AKo. He told his backers "can't fold AK pre" but it's such a terrible play to just open shove it because you never get called by worse. Chop at best or you run into QQ+. Just like hellmuth selling himself as a higher markup.
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bookes 6 straight small wins for around $1600 eating away at the 3k downswing. Tonight's session didn't go as well and lost a little over $400. Couple of tough spots, but mostly just kept getting rivered. One guy in particular started over losing a grand in the first hour, then he just just started rivering everyone. Cracked my aces where i got all in as 70% favorite on 234Qss board vs his 85s. Was about pot size bet on the turn all in, so only a slightly -EV call being he had 13 clean outs. That one would of put me up 300-400 on session. Lost a flip with 88 vs QJ where I over limped in a straddle pot, the straddle an aggro fish playing like 95\40 raises to $26 with $105 behind. Can't profitably flat call so I jammed and he happily snapped me off with QJo and won the race.

    Going to take two days off and read 4 books again or finish reading them at least.
    Dynamic full ring
    Let there be range
    Advanced NL concepts
    Poker Blue Print

    Some "tough spots" I found myself in that I feel im burning money on is I open AQs or AJs in the CO or HJ and face a 3x 3bet from the btn. Btn usually straight forward player. I think I should flat, but without iniative, position, or card advantage what am I really hoping for? Feels like I'm just trying to get lucky and outflop someone. Should I just start folding these spots if I feel im up against JJ-AA most of the time? I never see anyone light 3 bet in this player pool. Against myself it's an autocall or 4bet.... Against player pool fold? Stacks were roughly 100bb. I open $10-$15 and face a $40-$45 3bet with $300 effective.
  • Wiki_LeaksWiki_Leaks Red Chipper Posts: 564 ✭✭✭
    Austin wrote: »

    My 3k downswing was all within two weeks. Over the 3rd week I made back 16xx of it. This was right after a 3.9k upswing.

    I don't see you posting many HH on here. Always seems to help me. A lot of my variance came from isolating light or 3betting light. Save that for the higher stakes. You will see multiple books isolate 99+ AQ+ as the base until you get to know the table. Then you can isolate wider. I feel many people like myself who were trying to isolate all broadways and PP just fail. For the most part the forum members will over limp the SCs, pp, some suited Ax, and broadways. Have to embrace multiway pots and focus on live reads and player profiles.

    I saw a guy yesterday just refused to raise anything but the nuts. Flop AK6r he calls flop cbet. Turn 6, guy checks he bets like 40% pot, guy snap calls. River 2 he checks back 76s...."thought you might have AA or Kk cause you called so fast." Becomes super easy to fold river bets to this guy.

    Nice post.

    Admittedly its tough to adhere to tighter ranges. It requires patience and discipline, especially playing live where the pace of play can often be dreadfully slow. When the table is full of easy money its tempting to get caught up in the action. We just have to remember the story of the old and young bull.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    I open AQs or AJs in the CO or HJ and face a 3x 3bet from the btn.

    I started folding KQ and AQ, AJs in these scenarios. I'd rather call with 87s or middling PP than be dominated and unable to fold for a street or two. I also have to really think that they'll be willing to pay me off 100% of the time if I hit a set.
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tonight was absolutely brutal session. At first I got no action when people were calling raises with 64o. I said outloud "I don't understand what you all are folding. You call raise 64o and J4s but then you fold some hands in other spots." Shortly after this is when I had AA cracked vs a flopped flush. Guess I got the action I wanted. Started the session down 3 buyins mostly due to just a few hands that I played. Seemed to get unlucky on turns and rivers or coolered. Couple marginal spots where I paid off where I shouldn't. J9 on KJ9 flop. I was BB and led $10 into $10 pot, mp raises to 30 and sb cold calls..i call another 20. Then turn bricks i call another 40 as does SB. River KJ93Q mp jams K9o and SB snaps T8, easy fold here for me. Wanted to fold the flop, cost me extra $60 in curiousity.

    Another hand couple limps 6 handed. Hero raises Ac8c in SB to $20. Bb and Btn call.
    Flop (60) Tc9c3d
    Check x3
    *i like checking my ace high flush draws on these types of flops. Have some showdown value and im likely to be called when I cbet. Try to realize some of my equity or put in a check raise some times.
    Turn (60) Ah
    I check
    Bb bets $40
    Btn folds
    I call
    River (140) T93A9
    I check
    BB bets 55
    Here it should be an easy fold as he clearly has AJ+ in this spot. Maybe some low aces but unlikely to bet... Paid off AKo in this spot.

    Table got short handed and broke. Went to the next table.

    Play JJ first hand. Raise to $20 and fold 5 ways to a donk bet on K93r board.
    Next hand like 5 min later double up QQ vs A8o on 853.

    Few hands later get QQ again. 3bet and goes 5 ways for $55 each. Flop KKQ get all in vs AA who limped cold call the 3bet. Nice $700 pot where AA didn't want to fold post.

    Get AA few hands later. 2 limps raise to $20 and get 3 callers. Flop AQ7 i check it back. Turn 3, guy jams $60 i call he mucks.

    JJ QQ QQ AA. Just kept getting big pairs and winning big pots on this table. All within like an hour span. One othet small pot I limped 98s. Called $15 raise HU to the flop. T73 i decided to check raise since that is what I studied today in Cichy's book. Guy folded..


    Oh the one thing that tilted the fuck out of me was guy shoved dark for $76 before he even got his cards..i made a light call with K6s sb tanks for a minute and was like "i guess i gotta shove not sure if I can fold blah blah blah" he shoves $128 i call another $52 to win $270ish. Sb shows AA. It's not the fact he had AA its the fact he felt the need to hollywood when the all in is less then a min raise..you can literally show me AA and I still call. It was fucking annoying the slow rolls and hollywood going on.

    When I had AA and ran into KJs on As6s7s9cTs board guy took like 90 seconds to bet the river..it's like dude your hand is face up as KsX in this spot..doesnt matter if you take 10 seconds or 5min. Just bet your hand and move on to the next hand.

    Very annoying session but in the end went from -900 to +200. My mental game on slow rolls and hollywood needs some work. Head phones are not enough.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    my games last week have at least 2 horrible players who gamble alot= I like poker again. I dont win every time, I lost 300 to mr wazoo from africa- not even kidding. the dealer is almost rude at how often he calls him mr wazoo but its funny. Mr wazoo has thick glasses and a heavy accent and cant read a board.
    He constantly thinks 3 or 4 cards in a row is a straight or 4 black or red is a flush? And he has rebuy after rebuy!!!!
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    do you often 4 bet and then check fold?
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    you dug your grave, keep going if you are gonna 4 bet
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    You say brutal session but it sounds like you won?
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    volcano wrote: »
    do you often 4 bet and then check fold?
    volcano wrote: »
    you dug your grave, keep going if you are gonna 4 bet

    What are you talking about?
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jfarrow13 wrote: »
    You say brutal session but it sounds like you won?

    Ya won 2\3 of a buyin. Still brutal the way it ran out. I played like 6% of my hands over 5 hrs which is about 150 hands. Limped in a couple small pairs. Was dealt AK once where I 3bet a loose player. He then open shoved on Q86hh board for 2x pot. ....ok I fold.... Then had about 5 or 6 big pairs and and a couple baby pairs.

    Some times winning sessions are brutal when every hand you play your stack is at risk.
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2018
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    From May 31st to June 16th had little over 10 buy-in downswing, which has now been fully covered. Took longer than expected, 15 sessions, but that is part of the journey. I wouldn't say I am on a crazy heater or anything as my biggest win over these 15 sessions has only been $555. However, I did win 14 out 15 sessions with an average of $205 per session. Some sessions longer than others, but average around 6 hrs per session. I find I perform best usually after my first hour, but between my 2nd - 5th hour during my session. Some strange reason I seem to almost always start off in the hole.

    What started the downswing as I mentioned before was 3 betting too light with AQo, Axs, some suited broadways, when the structure of the game being 60-100bb deep on average, is not really meant for light 3 bets. Also in terms of raising to iSo. People talk about bombing the limpers, this did not work well in my games either. Raising with hands like 98s to 8x after 2-3 limpers was just bloating the pot too big and leaving too small of an edge post flop to maneuver. I would like to thank @Eazzy on his comments about raising to $10-$12 with some of these hands. You can still gain position, but you have to embrace multiway pots still. Instead of a 6 way limped pot, your looking at a four way pot with a SPR of say 5-7. Iso to $25 would usually only get 1-2 callers with SPR of 3-6. Other times you get multiple callers and end up flopping a good draw with a SPR of 2-3 and end up punting away your stack.

    I find that making these small raises that Eazzy suggested works well. Also not isolating large with out top 10-13% of hands over multiple limpers. The equity of hands like QTo, J10o, 87s, etc just doesn't do well against a 25% limp range.

    Next goal of mine is just to see where the next 3-6 months takes me. Trying to average 8-10bb at $1/$3 and $2/5. Will play another 500 or so hours at $1/3, then probably move back up to $2/5.

    Would like to thank everyone on RCP for their support as my poker journey continues.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    The ole ABC strat eh

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