$10,000 challenge

AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
https://redchippoker.com/winning-1-2-poker-doug-hull/

I was inspired by @Doug Hull in the past when he wrote the above article. A lot of Pros play $2/$5 and above, but they coach at lower levels to struggling players. I have deep respect for those who drop down levels to get an idea of the most exploitable lines & tendencies of their opposition to help their students achieve similar or greater success in their poker journey.

Doug and I have different styles of play from what I can tell in his article. Where he does not mind a higher variance path of pushing the pain threshold that @Christian Soto and @Matt Berkey teach; I chose a lower variance path that is more under the pain threshold and geared towards getting value with my tighter range.

Using Doug's article as a guideline here are my stats for July:

:spade $1-$2-$3 no-limit ($300 Cap) / $6 drop or $1 no flop
:diamond Location: Bay101
:club Hours: 205.38
:heart Profit: $10,073
:spade Hourly: $49.05 (16.35BB / hr)
:diamond Total Sessions: 31
:club Win rate: 93.5% (29 of 31)
:heart Winning Streak: 22 sessions (still current)
:spade Average Session Length: 6.62 hours
:diamond Average Session: $324
:club Biggest winning Session: $1,665
:heart Biggest losing Session: -$780
*As Doug mentions in his article, this win rate is probably not sustainable and just a small sample overall. In cap games 10bb is probably the highest hourly one can achieve over a large sample, 2000+ hours. 15bb /hr is achievable in the 200bb capped games at least up until $2/$5.

BIGGEST WINNING SESSION
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JULY'S GRAPH
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WINNING / LOSING SESSIONS
*Smallest to largest*
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Special thanks to the below RCP members who have helped me become the player I am today. Yes, even to those that I may not get a long with; it only pushes me to prove myself! From YouTube videos, forum post, training videos, podcast, software recommendations, etc All of you have helped with your contributions one way or another.

@Eazzy
@kenaces
@moishetreats
@TheGameKat
@persuadeo
@SplitSuit
@Doug Hull
@Christian Soto
@JoeOffsuit
@jfarrow13
@Ninjah
@Matt Berkey
@kagey
@PBF_Prodigy
@Roblivion
@jeffnc
@tripletire

Comments

  • NinjahNinjah Red Chipper Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for the kind words. Keep grinding!
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 4,069 -
    Cheers sir, and keep up the good grind!
    📑 Grab my custom poker spreadsheet pack right now.
    📘 Start the Preflop & Math Poker Workbook today.
  • RikyRicardoRikyRicardo Red Chipper Posts: 29 ✭✭
    well done sir!
  • RedRed Red Chipper Posts: 2,353 ✭✭✭✭
    I feel I bit sad I didn't make into your list :0)

    As Splitsuit says: Good luck (for the next session) and happy grinding
  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,867 -
    California games are so good! WP!
    Co-founder Red Chip Poker,
    Author Poker Plays You Can Use
    Author Poker Workbook for Math Geeks
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Red wrote: »
    I feel I bit sad I didn't make into your list :0)

    As Splitsuit says: Good luck (for the next session) and happy grinding

    Apologies @Red Any math related comments your name will definitely be #1. I believe I left off a few others that have not been active recently as well.
  • RedRed Red Chipper Posts: 2,353 ✭✭✭✭
    Haha don't worry, I was mostly teasing you ;) I made a thank you post some times ago and couldn't also name everybody meaningful here. Too many good guys!

    Happy for you you're crushing your field
  • moishetreatsmoishetreats Red Chipper Posts: 1,819 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    Congrats! Keep running good!

    And thanks for the thanks -- the appreciation is mutual!
  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 5,001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow, awesome results.
  • CactusCardsCactusCards ArizonaRed Chipper Posts: 141 ✭✭
    Great run, keep it up!
  • Fernando OFernando O Red Chipper Posts: 78 ✭✭
    There is nothing wrong with running good and playing well but don't forget that the party isn't over until the Reversion to the Mean Goddess has had her dance, and that bitch always shows up, no matter what
  • RoblivionRoblivion WisconsinRed Chipper Posts: 307 ✭✭✭
    Woo, I got a mention! Congrats on the run good, @Austin. Keep crushing!
  • GGECKOGGECKO Washington, D.C.Red Chipper Posts: 111 ✭✭✭
    Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    Weow, that's quite a month. Did you repeat in August?
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jfarrow13 wrote: »
    Weow, that's quite a month. Did you repeat in August?

    took like a 3 week vaca. But pace continued when I got back. First two sessions were very small winners, then picked up last couple of days. Still made about 25-33% of July, so I'm happy with that. I'm playing more $2-$5 now and less concerned about each winning session. Two days ago lost like $700, then yesterday ran like a poker god flopping 3 sets First two hours putting me up $1600, but sticking with like 5-6 hr sessions I dusted off 900 of it back. Most of that was one hand.
    I called $20 pre 3 ways AsQc
    Flop QsJs3s
    I check *plan on check raise
    Utg checks
    Utg+1 shoves $545 into $60
    Hero ?

    I ended up calling it off. Guy works at the casino and seems to have only one Btn "All in". If someone raises his only 3bet size is all in. Will go $20 to $500. Other wise he opens $20 his whole range or calls. He's not a manaic or anything. I know he has a pretty good hand here.

    The issue in the end that most people are not aware of is something called "winners tilt." Put me in a gambling mode with this hand where it should actually be an easy fold. Not because "it's a lot of money" but because of my equity vs the range I was giving him. Which was 2-4 combos of flushes, 6 combos of sets, , 3 combos of AA (no spade) and 6 combos of KK. I'm doing poorly against that range.

    In the end I called it off and ran it twice. I had only exactly 5 outs against his hand. What hand did he have?
  • LeonardLeonard Red Chipper Posts: 249 ✭✭
    You won 22 times in a row, almost $50 at a 1.2.3 $300 cap game in California? Wow...

    You might as well go full time with those numbers
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Leonard wrote: »
    You won 22 times in a row, almost $50 at a 1.2.3 $300 cap game in California? Wow...

    You might as well go full time with those numbers

    Careful making this move....
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  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    Very nice, I've played like 3 times very casually and short sessions, winning the previous 2, and then last night as the table was breaking this maniac said he would go all in blind vs anyone, and they could even look at a card. I was up like $175 at this point, playing really solid. Everyone folded, I looked at an ace...and said "welp, good enough for me". Pretty wild that I could turn trip aces and still lose, lol he gave me back $100 and said "alright come on one more time, we both do it blind" and I lost again lost. Is 60% blind equity good enough for me? Sure. Is it smart for someone potentially trying to re-build a roll? NOPE. Lol. Oh well. Sometimes I just can't let go of my gambling LAGGY personality that I'm trying to leave behind.
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Leonard wrote: »
    You won 22 times in a row, almost $50 at a 1.2.3 $300 cap game in California? Wow...

    You might as well go full time with those numbers

    Playing full time now. Current streak is now 51 out of 56, but moved up to 235 and took two small losses. Maybe 51 of 57... Idk... Doesn't matter too much.

    Cali has the best games imo. Maybe some others will do much better than I. That's why this was a challenge. Who can break the record? Hoping to have similar results on 235. Only couple hundred hours, so no meaningful sample.

    I play a lower variance style as I build my roll. Focused less on $\hr. Once I feel over rolled for everything then
    jfarrow13 wrote: »
    Very nice, I've played like 3 times very casually and short sessions, winning the previous 2, and then last night as the table was breaking this maniac said he would go all in blind vs anyone, and they could even look at a card. I was up like $175 at this point, playing really solid. Everyone folded, I looked at an ace...and said "welp, good enough for me". Pretty wild that I could turn trip aces and still lose, lol he gave me back $100 and said "alright come on one more time, we both do it blind" and I lost again lost. Is 60% blind equity good enough for me? Sure. Is it smart for someone potentially trying to re-build a roll? NOPE. Lol. Oh well. Sometimes I just can't let go of my gambling LAGGY personality that I'm trying to leave behind.

    Limp 100% range sb 😀.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    Congrats on moving to the full-time play! I don't think I'd ever want that, but I certainty want to be able to play between 5-35 hours a month at $1/3 and $2/5 in the distance future as a hobby that also happens to be potentially lucrative.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    I've recently started playing 10NL, started by going down 2-buys, up 7, down 4 ect. Currently sitting up 1 BI, trying to stay engaged and work on my game before returning to the live realm.
    Short term goals: Play a better pre-flop range, and stick to it. My live opening range is wayyyyyyyy to wide. I learned that very quickly online. Thank God live players don't punish you for it like online players do. I've worked myself up to 6 tabling, but I might have to go back to 5. There's a couple times that I missed hands I wanted to play because I was playing too many tables.


    What I've improved on: My flop sizing. I've actually changed to a small sizing on pretty static boards, where a larger sizing will rarely be called, yet a a small one allows me to continue with a much larger portion of my range.


    What still needs a lot of work: So....you don't get much time online. And on really tough river decisions, especially on bad run-outs, I still seem to have a reallyyyyyyyyy hard time folding. Like 3-bet AK, flop comes Ah 8s 4s, I go, I go 1/2, they call, turn Jh, I go 1/2 they call. River Qd I check, they 2/3rd....I GOTTA SEE IT They have AQ. If I have more time, I could probably think logically...what hands can they call the flop, the turn, and then bet the river with? Not many. What hands do you lose to? K10, AJ, AQ, sets....just...but it's like I have 15 seconds to decide, and I just call it down.
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,308 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Austin is gone, my friend.
  • ArtArtBobartArtArtBobart Red Chipper Posts: 356 ✭✭
    I feel like I missed out on some drama somehow.
  • jfarrow13jfarrow13 Red Chipper Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
    This was meant for my challenge forum and I clearly misplaced it here. Gone, but the lessons of posting, and then rejecting advice never forgotten. May he live on forever at Bay101.
  • Michael EMichael E Red Chipper Posts: 124 ✭✭
    persuadeo wrote: »
    Austin is gone, my friend.

    I was eagerly awaiting the annual update? How do you get banned at RCP?
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,623 -
    Michael E wrote: »
    persuadeo wrote: »
    Austin is gone, my friend.

    I was eagerly awaiting the annual update? How do you get banned at RCP?

    It takes a certain perseverance.
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