First time for me

Mr2u53Mr2u53 Red Chipper Posts: 64 ✭✭
This is the last day of the month. This day marks my first Winning Month. So I would like to review my month to see where I need improvement and what is working. Any suggestion?


  • kageykagey Red Chipper, KINGOFTAGS Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭✭✭
    review hands you lost AND hands you won.
    if you're not sure the most optimal lines - post them on the forums
  • Mr2u53Mr2u53 Red Chipper Posts: 64 ✭✭
  • Mr2u53Mr2u53 Red Chipper Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Is there a easy way to get the hand histories onto the site?
  • kageykagey Red Chipper, KINGOFTAGS Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm old school - I do everything by hand.
    besides - you probably want to include things that effect your decisions - such as player image, your image, table dynamics, etc.
    use "spoiler" to post results... if you want to
    but the real point of the exercise is to analyze your thinking process - not the results
  • ChibberChibber Red Chipper Posts: 380 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    I agree with Kagey, but I would say review or post hands that gave you trouble.

    For example, Hero raise UTG with AKo $12, there are 4 callers behind. Pot: $60

    Flop As Js 5c

    Hero c-bets $35 into the field, MP1 raises to $105, the Button calls, and now it's back to you...


    Congrats on the winning month!!
  • kageykagey Red Chipper, KINGOFTAGS Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭✭✭
    is our K the :KS: ?
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 4,082 -
    Congrats on the winning month! And +1 to sharing some hands in the forum and just typing them out by hand (if you played them online you can always convert them using a tool like this: and change the output format to "phpbb"
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  • Mr2u53Mr2u53 Red Chipper Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Merge, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

    SB: $24 (96 bb)
    Hero (BB): $27.35 (109.4 bb)
    MP: $18.13 (72.5 bb)
    CO: $30.40 (121.6 bb)
    BTN: $25.96 (103.8 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 9spade4.gif Jheart4.gif
    2 folds, BTN raises to $0.70, SB folds, Hero calls $0.45

    Flop: ($1.50) Tspade4.gif 8spade4.gif 7heart4.gif (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN bets $1.12, Hero raises to $2.24, BTN calls $1.12

    Turn: ($5.98) 9diamond4.gif (2 players)
    Hero bets $3.98, BTN raises to $11.94, Hero raises to $24.41 and is all-in, BTN calls $11.08 and is all-in

    River: ($52.02) 3heart4.gif (2 players, 2 are all-in)

    Results: $52.02 pot ($2.89 rake)
    Final Board: Tspade4.gif 8spade4.gif 7heart4.gif 9diamond4.gif 3heart4.gif
    Hero showed 9spade4.gif Jheart4.gif and won $49.13 ($23.17 net)
    BTN showed Adiamond4.gif 6spade4.gif and lost (-$25.96 net)

  • Mr2u53Mr2u53 Red Chipper Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Just a test post to see how to post hands. It worked.
  • Mr2u53Mr2u53 Red Chipper Posts: 64 ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    I was pretty happy tripling my bankroll last month. For the first month in my life I had a positive month. We are three days into the month and I have already Doubled that Triple up. And won my first MTT.

    So since joining this site I have made real progress. Feels good.

    I have learned a lot and know I need to study more.

    Some things I noticed by looking at my opponents weaknesses rather than their strengthens is that there are a lot of bad players out there. Just one example of that came last night deep in the MTT. When ever I was the BB and it had folded to SB he would call and bet the flop. So I raised that bet and he would fold. Several times in a row he would call bet fold.
    Then he adjusted he started raising preflop. So I would 3 Bet him and he would fold.

    A real feeling like I was playing the player not my cards.

    Some things I noticed that are becoming important to my game are Balance, Bet Sizing, and Flopzilla. What I mean by that is knowing that :Ks:Qd has x amount of equity against 1 player and x against 4 players. Understanding that the more I study the more I memorize the values of hands the more I can use that information in situations on the table to exploit advantages.
  • BoilerAceBoilerAce Red Chipper Posts: 458 ✭✭✭
    Congrats to you on your success! I hope to have a similar story soon.

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