Before and after results since joining RCP

Chris SChris S Red Chipper Posts: 60 ✭✭
Just thought I would share my results so far after joining RCP and becoming a pro member about 2 months ago.

Before RCP I was pretty nitty (especially preflop) and a fit or fold player. When I did play a hand I almost always limped and was very polarized with my ranges (I only raised premium hands preflop and I always raised too small). If I didn't flop top pair or better I was usually done with the hand and I never bluffed. I sometimes would over value top pair top kicker and would call down and pay people off when I was obviously beat. Since I was fit or fold and rarely had a hand if I did get top pair I never wanted to believe it wasn't good. Needless to say my results were not great. I stayed out of a lot of trouble because I was so tight preflop but definitely was losing as I just didn't make enough good hands.

After joining RCP I've completely changed my game and become a lot more aggressive. I almost never limp preflop, my raises now vary by game dynamics and number of limpers and not my hand strength. I've started c-betting/floating when appropriate based on board texture and even throwing in some double/triple barrels. I'm much more aware of position now and how to use it to my advantage. I often defend my blinds with light 3 bets and squeezes (it's amazing how often this works). I am able to properly size my bets now for both value betting and bluffing. I could go on but you get the idea.

I track all my sessions using the Poker Income app on my phone and here are my results so far:

The previous approximately 60 hours at live 1/2 before joining RCP: Win rate of -$16.30/h
Since joining RCP I've logged 84 hours at live 1/2: Win rate of $11.87/h

Obviously my sample size is pretty small for a live game and there's going to be variance but I know variance doesn't explain all of the 28/h jump in win rate. I still have a lot to work on and improve (especially hand reading and ranges) but it's certainly encouraging to see the positive results. Needless to say it has been a very good investment at 50 bucks a month so far.

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  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great job. Don't worry about the $11\hr thats like winning 15bb\100 online so your winning at a very solid rate. The drop (rake) is a big impact on your hourly as well as tips.

    If stack sizes allow it, study 3 bets. Thats the biggest weakness of low stake players. They suck in 3 bet pots. They suck postflop also. Most people only bring 300-400 with them so exploiting their pockets by being aggressive will increase your win rate. They don't want to rebuy or go to the atm so use it to your advantage. Dont be too reckless though. Because once they call flop or turn they do not plan on folding. Keep up the studies!!! Alot of people start winning and think they have it figured out and stop studying cause they found something that works. But in order to really own souls you have to put in the off table work.
  • RCP Coach - Fausto ValdezRCP Coach - Fausto Valdez RCP Coach Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    Awesome job @Chris S
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  • star681star681 Red Chipper Posts: 399 ✭✭
    thats really good11, the only thing i was going to add is look at it in 9bb0 but that was already said, and try taking 2-4 hours longer to achieve same result. uf same it will actually be better, and also in dollars it will be higher. people that beat 1/2 are impressive as the arsenal is limited. great job!
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 4,071 -
    Great job Chris!
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  • MailmanMailman Red Chipper Posts: 44 ✭✭
    I'm 31 and have been playing live poker off and on for 10 years now. I'd have streaks where I would play a decent amount and then long stretches were I wouldn't play because I was either broke or just not into poker at the moment because I was a losing player.

    I joined RCP towards the end of 2016 and I've been a winning player since. From November til beginning of April I don't have any data but I'd guess I was beating 1/2 for $10-15/hr. I downloaded an app on my phone to track my sessions and since April 19th I've tracked every session with the following results.

    $1/2 NL - Hours: 129.41 Winrate: $19.57/hr

    $2/5 & 5/5 NL- Hours: 68.82 Winrate: $43.64/hr

    I had never played above 1/2 before this year and have never had an actual poker bankroll until now. Tons of credit goes to RCP, S4Y, and my coach @Faustovaldez123. It's rather fun to sit back and think to myself man I'd have never made that bet, call, or bluff before when I was a losing player. Poker has been a lot more enjoyable since finding this place.

    And gosh dang does it feel good to take vacations to Vegas/ LA and to be able to play and win enough to pay for your entire trip and then some. So sweet. Thanks guys
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    Mailman wrote: »
    And gosh dang does it feel good to take vacations to Vegas/ LA and to be able to play and win enough to pay for your entire trip and then some. So sweet. Thanks guys

    That's what I'm looking to do here although I actually can take an intermediary step because I live just north of Manhattan. North, south, east, and west - there are casinos with poker and dozens of new ones are popping up. It's crazy and apparently it's the fishiest games you can find anywhere in the States. But yeah, when I feel confident enough and have the roll (we're getting there slowly), I'm definitely getting out to Vegas. I'm 35, single, never married, although have had a few 2-6 yr relationships. At this point, where I live is like hell on earth to a guy like me. I'm a nightowl. I prefer to work, socialize, eat, everything at night. That's why I used to love Manhattan so much but I worked/lived there. There's really no reason for me to travel down there now. It's just too much bullshit and $$. Vegas is *exactly* the kind of town I need for my system right about now.

    Congratulations to you for getting to that point. I'm lumbering up behind you.

  • Chris SChris S Red Chipper Posts: 60 ✭✭
    Thanks everyone...especially @SplitSuit - your videos have had a major impact on helping improve my game.

    @Mailman - Nice job with your win rates, that's a great result. Your rates at 1/2 and 2/5 are pretty much what I am hoping to achieve with enough study and practice at my game.

    @Austin, Thanks for the tips. 3 bet pots are definitely something I still need work on. Also the rake/tips definitely add up for sure. At MD live it's 10% up to 5 dollars but on top of that it's 2 dollars for the bad beat jackpot/promotions every hand.

    Next up I'm going to pick up the Hand reading workbook for live players and I'm seriously considering getting a coach (as mentioned in another thread) to continue improving. It's a lot easier to justify the cost of coaching sessions when you are already winning enough to pay for the sessions. Just need to decide who to pick as a coach...(you might be hearing from me soon @Faustovaldez123 )
  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭
  • RCP Coach - Fausto ValdezRCP Coach - Fausto Valdez RCP Coach Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭
    @Chris S ill be waiting buddy : D also its def smart to invest in yourself and get even better, even if u was loosing the right coach will steer u in the right direction
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  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    This is the past like 30 hours for me on WPN. I haven't slept during this time. Two tabling 2NL here after spending the last few weeks grinding Ignition 5NL.

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  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭
    Joseph F wrote: »
    This is the past like 30 hours for me on WPN. I haven't slept during this time. Two tabling 2NL here after spending the last few weeks grinding Ignition 5NL.
    Take a nap! Better to play fresh.

  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    bigburge10 wrote: »
    Joseph F wrote: »
    This is the past like 30 hours for me on WPN. I haven't slept during this time. Two tabling 2NL here after spending the last few weeks grinding Ignition 5NL.
    Take a nap! Better to play fresh.

    I have to learn how to grind when the games are there if I want to be a cash game player. This is going to mean playing beyond exhausted at times, naturally. The couch and bed are both right behind me lol. Honestly? I'm just happy to see that I'm no different @ 35 than 21. I used to stay up playing computer games for 24+ hours all the time either by myself or online with friends.

    I know when enough is enough. I plan on sleeping ~24 hours after I eat and call it a night/day/week?
  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
    I guess when I was younger I could manage a 20+ hour session. However, I generally stick to 5 hours, but can extend slightly if the game is good. I'd say 10 is now my absolute max.

    If you feel good, grind away!
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    bigburge10 wrote: »
    I guess when I was younger I could manage a 20+ hour session. However, I generally stick to 5 hours, but can extend slightly if the game is good. I'd say 10 is now my absolute max.

    If you feel good, grind away!

    And thanks for your help thus far. You've always been a positive voice and it's appreciated.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
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    Just to show: I started at $137 after a 140 bitcoin deposit (fees). That's up to $232 and I haven't played there in a few days. I deposited on 9/11. I've posted here and there on PS.com and RIO but that's it other than studying on RCP, posting on the forums here, using poker software, and playing.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
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    Now nearing 40 hours of straight grinding I more than doubled the blinds and went back over to 5NL Ignition. Look at the time stamping on the upper right of the photo. I'm not posting this to brag about myself but brag about the site. I thought just going and grabbing another 1.5 BI's that quick @ 5NL would help show how much you can learn here, no matter how low the stakes you play are.

    It was another $7.19 of profit in about 30 minutes and I just at this point, every now and then (so tired) click fold by accident when I mean to OR a hand. Like 3 times it would have flopped fireworks with me on the upper end. I want to turn the DriveHUD back on but honestly - I've made so much money without a HUD on these anonymous tables, and learned so much about the game, that I don't want to change anything on this network. Not right now. I like having to keep notes on villain in my head the way I'll have to in live. It's a nice yin to the yang that are the other sites where I use a HUD extensively.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
    Ok, so since I was going to eventually turn the HUD back on with Ignition, I went ahead and did so after this last post of mine above.

    Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD & Database

    NL Holdem $0.05(BB)
    SB ($6.46)
    BB ($4.82)
    HJ ($7.46)
    HERO ($5.53)
    BTN ($6.5)

    Dealt to Hero A:heart: 4:heart:

    HJ Calls $0.05 (Rem. Stack: 7.41), HERO Raises To $0.2 (Rem. Stack: 5.33), BTN Folds, SB Calls $0.18 (Rem. Stack: 6.26), BB Calls $0.15 (Rem. Stack: 4.62), HJ Calls $0.15 (Rem. Stack: 7.26)

    Flop ($0.80) A:club: 8:diamond: 5:heart:
    SB Checks, BB Checks, HJ Checks, HERO Bets $0.5 (Rem. Stack: 4.83), SB Calls $0.5 (Rem. Stack: 5.76), BB Folds, HJ Folds

    Turn ($1.80) A:club: 8:diamond: 5:heart: T:club:
    SB Checks, HERO Checks

    River ($1.80) A:club: 8:diamond: 5:heart: T:club: A:spade:
    SB Bets $0.8 (Rem. Stack: 4.96), HERO Calls $0.8 (Rem. Stack: 4.03)

    SB shows 7:heart: 6:spade:

    HERO wins $3.23

    Hands like this one are just happening on and on. Guys leaving dead money in the middle, limp callers chasing, and easy value on the river either by betting thin for value yourself, or exploiting villain's face up strategy of sizing his bluffs and semi-bluffs too small.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
    Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

    BTN: $4.21 (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
    SB: $5.01 (VPIP: 16.73, PFR: 11.02, 3Bet Preflop: 5.63, Hands: 253)
    BB: $9.74 (VPIP: 26.35, PFR: 21.56, 3Bet Preflop: 12.12, Hands: 170)
    UTG: $5.40 (VPIP: 28.07, PFR: 24.56, 3Bet Preflop: 15.79, Hands: 57)
    MP: $5.14 (VPIP: 43.64, PFR: 7.27, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 56)
    Hero (CO): $5.65

    SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

    Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has A:club: A:spade:

    fold, MP raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, fold, fold, fold, MP calls $0.30

    Flop: ($0.87, 2 players) 6:club: 3:club: 6:diamond:
    MP bets $0.41, Hero calls $0.41

    Turn: ($1.69, 2 players) 9:spade:
    MP checks, Hero checks

    River: ($1.69, 2 players) 8:diamond:
    MP bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

    MP shows 9:club: 9:heart: (Full House, Nines full of Sixes)
    (Pre 19%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
    Hero shows A:club: A:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes)
    (Pre 81%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
    MP wins $3.13
    Rake paid $0.12

    $0.04 was deducted from the pot for the jackpot.

    I started playing some WPN 5NL this morning as only one table was running and that was perfect for me. I think I only played 85 hands before the game broke up but I finished down about $1.60. This hand was the difference in the session.

    Taking 5NL shots on WPN and doing the same with 10NL on other networks is a far cry from where I was before I joined RCP.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    I moved up to 10NL on Ignition tonight.

    Results of 1st 10NL session ever:

    108 total hands, Total Won: $11.33, 104.91 bb/100

    Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD & Database

    NL Holdem $0.10(BB)
    BB ($10.12)
    UTG ($10)
    HJ ($19.6)
    HERO ($10.59)
    BTN ($10.63)
    SB ($12.12)

    Dealt to Hero K:spade: Q:spade:

    UTG Folds, HJ Folds, HERO Raises To $0.3 (Rem. Stack: 10.29), BTN Raises To $1.05 (Rem. Stack: 9.58), SB Folds, BB Folds, HERO Calls $0.75 (Rem. Stack: 9.54)

    Flop ($2.25) K:club: 2:spade: 6:spade:
    HERO Bets $1.35 (Rem. Stack: 8.19), BTN Calls $1.35 (Rem. Stack: 8.23)

    Turn ($4.95) K:club: 2:spade: 6:spade: K:diamond:
    HERO Bets $8.19 (allin) (Rem. Stack: 0.00), BTN Calls $8.19 (Rem. Stack: 0.04)

    River ($21.33) K:club: 2:spade: 6:spade: K:diamond: 8:spade:

    BTN shows J:club: J:spade:

    HERO wins $20.27
  • Ray KRay K Red Chipper Posts: 130 ✭✭
    congrats in moving up the stakes and a nice winning start
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    Thanks, Ray. I appreciate it.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
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    2,221 hands @ 10NL and winning @ 14.12 bb/100 on Ignition.

    As you see, I'm playing at 32/30/6 over that sample. I play a lot more hands now and from different positions to maximize board coverage, board hits, and to merge my ranges just enough to remain unreadable and get top value off of my money hands.

    The 12 gap between my PFR and VPIP is entirely necessary on these Ignition tables. Guys will open limp or OR 3x with like AJo from UTG and then there will be three callers. I repeatedly find myself in spots where I'm holding 56s, 9Ts, KQs, etc in the blinds after this kind of "action". If I raise, even to 10x, they'll all call. Almost automatically lol. So, there's been a ton of hands that I would typically raise but we don't want to bloat the pot to like $1.85 on the flop, and now play it OOP. I've been calling more with these hands when they're giving me literally 8:1 or better odds and just waiting to hit the board well, let them overplay their top pair or 2pair, and collecting easily. A lot of these guys just do NOT acknowledge straight draws on the board. If you're holding a suited gapper and hit the nut straight, they pay off almost 100% of the time. It's crazy.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
    I'm still 3betting at around 7% and picking up a ton of dead money and value post flop as a result. There have been tables where I've sat for about 75 hands and been at 43/37/23 and just cleaning up left and right because the players are doing exactly what you guys have been discussing in the latest pro videos: Shutting down. They're going to "tighten up" and wait for the nuts and as we know from watching your videos, this is exactly what we want. Now we can just totally control all action at the table and the entire flow of money.

    edit: I couldn't edit my last post as it's past 15 minutes. I'm running at 32/20/6, not 32/30/6, obviously.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    Just to put the price of RCP in perspective for micros players:

    Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD & Database

    NL Holdem $0.10(BB)
    UTG ($4.87)
    HJ ($11.2)
    CO ($5.75)
    HERO ($11.28)
    SB ($12.11)
    BB ($18.23)

    Dealt to Hero K:diamond: K:spade:

    UTG Folds, HJ Folds, CO Raises To $0.35 (Rem. Stack: 5.40), HERO Raises To $1.1 (Rem. Stack: 10.18), SB Folds, BB Raises To $3.6 (Rem. Stack: 14.53), CO Raises To $5.4 (allin) (Rem. Stack: 0.00), HERO Raises To $10.18 (allin) (Rem. Stack: 0.00), BB Calls $7.58 (Rem. Stack: 6.95)

    Flop ($28.36) T:spade: 2:spade: 6:diamond:

    Turn ($28.36) T:spade: 2:spade: 6:diamond: 7:diamond:

    River ($28.36) T:spade: 2:spade: 6:diamond: 7:diamond: 2:heart:

    CO shows K:heart: A:spade:

    BB shows J:heart: A:diamond:

    HERO wins $26.95

    One pot @ 10NL and it's more than half the price of RCP's Pro Membership.
  • GTOLife2020GTOLife2020 Hudson Valley, NYRed Chipper Posts: 875 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
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    Ignition initial deposit: $137 - up to $303 in less than a month. I have 305 poker points and if I hit 400 before the 11th, I get another $50 in bonus money.

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