Saturday, February 28, 2009

suddenly it's spring

came home late (saturday night fever etc etc), watched phil ivey's run from $72k to $220k in under hald an hour on fulltilt and decided to play a bit. woo-hoo $23.68/hr. i know, i know "[ ] sample size" but only $33 to end my "$100 challenge". i think the next step will be "$100@5nl" to get used to slightly higher blinds

Friday, February 27, 2009


update of morning session. really wanted to post that robusto graph to keep me focused if i'm on a downswing and don't feel confident :)

2.7 hrs, $27.21 profit =>$10.08/hr

another $10/hr day

lol@the beginning (standard). ~1.5 hrs=~$15 ($10.5/hr to be exact) and it might be sustainable. i don't know about 5nl, but it looks like more than i can possibly earn at 10nl games with A-class poker and no tilt.
i can't say i was running hot today but i made some great laydowns. yet there were some badbeats:

CO: $3.23
BTN: $4.97
SB: $0.98
Hero (BB): $2.00
UTG: $2.98
UTG+1: $1.07
MP1: $2.92
MP2: $6.88

Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BB with 33 of diamonds 33 of hearts
3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.08, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.08, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.06

Flop: ($0.25) AA of diamonds 77 of spades 33 of spades (3 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.14, BTN calls $0.14, Hero raises to $0.50, MP2 folds, BTN calls $0.36

Turn: ($1.39) 77 of clubs (2 players)
Hero bets $1, BTN raises to $2, Hero calls $0.42 all in

River: ($4.23) AA of clubs (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $4.23
BTN shows JJ of spades AA of spades (a full house, Aces full of Sevens)
Hero shows 33 of diamonds 33 of hearts (a full house, Threes full of Aces)
BTN wins $4.03
(Rake: $0.20)

BB: $2.34
UTG: $1.43
UTG+1: $1.71
MP1: $1.00
MP2: $3.00
Hero (CO): $2.22
BTN: $0.45
SB: $3.05

MP2 posts a big blind ($0.02)

Pre Flop: ($0.05) Hero is CO with QQ of hearts AA of hearts
UTG calls $0.02, 2 folds, MP2 checks, Hero raises to $0.10, 1 fold, SB calls $0.09, 1 fold, UTG calls $0.08, 1 fold

Flop: ($0.34) QQ of spades 55 of spades 33 of hearts (3 players)
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.35, SB calls $0.35, UTG calls $0.35

Turn: ($1.39) TT of hearts (3 players)
SB checks, UTG bets $0.98 all in, Hero raises to $1.77 all in, SB folds

River: ($3.35) 44 of spades (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $3.35
UTG shows 99 of spades KK of spades (a flush, King high)
Hero mucks QQ of hearts AA of hearts
UTG wins $3.20
(Rake: $0.15)

now i c-bet when first to act(aka "donkbet") less frequently and almost always double-barrell gutshot draws

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

another blitz

i've had problems with my ISP today so the session was only about 15 minutes. but! graph:

i know poker gods owe me $22(i was $22 below EV) but still my recent sessions look ridiculous:

Limit Hands Hands Won Sessions Sessions Won Hours Amount Won BB/100 $/100 BB/Hour $/Hour Rake MGR
$0.02 NL 809 142 (17.55%) 58 36 (62.07%) 1.38 $24.87 76.85 $3.07 449.46 $17.98 $3.85 $1.42

Limit VP$IP PFR W$WSF WTSD W$SD AF AFq 3Bet Fold 3B Att To Steal Fold BB to Steal Fold SB to Steal
$0.02 NL 25.09
20.15 51.63 35.77 52.27 2.36 55.56 10.90 54.17 40.43 66.67 60.00

looks standard for me : 25/20 vpip/pfr. my 3bet is usually ~12% AFq~2.6, WTSD~31
but $17.98/hr playing 2nl was awesome. i want to replicate my success :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

day of red army

happy holiday to all russian men :)

didn't have much time obviously, about half an hour. i was pretty lucky: my suited aces were hitting flushes left and right and the only badbeat was KK vs AK preflop but villain had only 80 cents. $70 more to go

Sunday, February 22, 2009

sudden heater

not too bad for 20min session :) after watching a few videos i've decided to change my basic strategy a little bit. i isolate bad players with much wider range now and play draws and even gutshots more aggressively. also my reads were pretty accurate today but it's more of a luck than skill since quite often opponents do crazy things.

~$74 more to finish $100 challenge
live poker tonight so i'm not going to play online today to save time

Friday, February 20, 2009

money has no smell

thats what happens when i play tighter in the beginning. gonna replicate it 9 more times and and my "$100 challenge" is over. but i still have that feeling that grinding 16 2nl tables is stupid...well, money has no smell

btw i found out i'm $21.6 below EV in 2nl allin headsup situation. that's almost 11BIs :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

i realized:
1.i take chances in the beginning(thats why i kinda suck@10nl)
2.huge downswings in the beginning suck good sessions are shorter(~30 mins in total today) than my bad sessions, but i have to get up early tomorrow.

i should work on my..err..robustness. goal: make $100 playing 2nl, no matter how long will it take

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

sick day

first i played 10nl:

for the purpose of bankroll management i had to move down to 2nl again. even $200 isn't enough for me to play 10nl :( talking about variance, here's how my 2nl session looked like:

it felt like i was cursed in the beginning. almost -6BI.i wasn't on tilt and i didn't play poorly. well, i've learned many new concepts recently so what seems to me to be a "good play" might differ from what i used to think was a "good play" one month ago so maybe there is some sort of difference. and now my red line goes down, blue line goes up..almost like a pro :) but i still don't know why. and it was 15-18 tables so i didnt realise i played that many hands :)

problem hands:

SB: $9.60
Hero (BB): $10.00
UTG: $21.70
UTG+1: $1.85
MP: $2.00
CO: $13.50
BTN: $2.00

Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with KK of diamonds QQ of clubs
3 folds, CO calls $0.10, BTN raises to $0.40, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30

Flop: ($1.25) 99 of diamonds 33 of clubs QQ of hearts (3 players)
Hero bets $1, CO calls $1, BTN raises to $1.60 all in, Hero calls $0.60, CO calls $0.60

Turn: ($6.05) KK of spades (3 players - 1 is all in)
Hero bets $2, CO raises to $6, Hero raises to $8 all in, CO calls $2

River: ($22.05) 77 of hearts (3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $22.05
Hero shows KK of diamonds QQ of clubs (two pair, Kings and Queens)
CO shows 33 of spades 33 of diamonds (three of a kind, Threes)
BTN mucks KK of hearts QQ of spades
CO wins $15.25
CO wins $5.75
(Rake: $1.05)

UTG: $11.85
UTG+1: $1.90
UTG+2: $1.80
MP1: $5.80
MP2: $14.25
Hero (CO): $13.25
BTN: $7.45
SB: $2.95
BB: $6.00

Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with KK of hearts QQ of diamonds
3 folds, MP1 raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.30, 3 folds

Flop: ($0.75) 33 of hearts 22 of hearts 77 of hearts (2 players)
MP1 bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

Turn: ($2.15) 99 of hearts (2 players)
MP1 bets $1.10, Hero raises to $12.25 all in, MP1 calls $3.70 all in

River: ($11.75) 88 of clubs (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $11.75
MP1 shows 22 of diamonds AA of hearts (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows KK of hearts QQ of diamonds (a flush, King high)
MP1 wins $11.20
(Rake: $0.55)

oh and i recieved my free $30(bonus) on titan. checked the interface..and won a couple of $$s in a few hands