March 30, 2010

Welcome To The Good Life

What’s Up Degens?

Clipse – We Got It For Cheap – I think I put this one in an earlier blog, but regardless if you haven’t gotten it yet you need to. The beat is amazing!

Wu Tang – Hellz Wind Staff – This is definitely one of my favorite Wu songs ever. If you don’t like this song, then you probably don’t like east coast rap, or any kind of hip-hop for that matter. The lyrics are unreal!

Fabolous – Gotta Be Thug- I pretty much hate F-A-B-O now, but he was pretty sick back in the day. Ghetto Fabolous was in my cd player for like six months straight.

It’s kind of a bummer that it’s been awhile since I posted something, but I have several good excuses..

1. I’ve had relatives or friends visiting for basically the last three weeks straight. The combination of tons of friends, warm weather, hot chicks, and a surplus of booze has made the last few weeks a little blurry. Last weekend was my friends bachelor party, which was obviously pretty amazing. We went to the Rio for dinner and ate at this restaurant called Gaylords. It’s an Indian restaurant that’s not tooooo expensive by Vegas Casino standards, but literally serves the best food you’ve ever eaten in your life. Ok maybe not, but definitely the best Indian food you’ve ever had. I’ve already been back twice since then just because it was literally that good. If anybody is out here this summer, you really have to go and check it out. It was so good, that when I rolled out of bed hung over the next morning, the first words I said to my roommate were “I wish they made mouthpieces that tasted like that Chicken Tiki Marsala we had at Gaylords last night”. Un fucking real!!

Afterwards we went to Saphire (Vegas degens will know what this is). It was pretty fun I suppose, but I’m really not a big fan of strip clubs. For a bachelor party though, I’ll definitely make an exception.

2. The weather has been unbelievable! I’ve been lucky enough to get out and play a few rounds of golf, and fortunately I’ve been hitting it much better than I thought I would’ve. I haven’t swung a club since I was in Santa Cruz last October, so it’s nice to know that I can take some time off and not shoot horribly after a few months. Bring on the summer Golf degenning!

On Sunday, me and a few other dudes who play cards around here (benba and Chances Cards on FTP) went to the new pool party at Aria called liquid. It was really sick, and it ended up being a pretty hilarious adventure. My roommate Tyson has pretty ridic game with chicks, but he’s always bragging about it. So before we showed up, Chance and Ben decided to tell these chicks in the cabana next to us about how Ty thinks his game is the shit. So when he showed up and tried to talk to them, they just fucked with him the whole time and acted like complete bitches, and basically just shot him down as hard as possible the entire day. He still doesn’t know they told him, haha.

Also, this group of chicks from Scottsdale saw us clowning from across the pool, and apparently thought we were sexy so they bought us shots. As we go over there, we realize that basically all of them are nasty with the exception of one who’s pretty fine. Regardless, I’m talking to the nasty one for probably 90 seconds and this is how the conversation goes:
Me: So what’re you guys up for doing while you’re here in LV?
Trout#1: On the plane here, I decided I have only four goals.
Me: Oh ya? What are they (knowing exactly where this is going in my mind..)
Trout#1: 1. Spend a shitload of money.
2. Get fucked up and make some bad decisions.
3. Give a lapdance to a guy (she mentions how she gave a lapdance to a chick the previous night, so that doesn’t count).
4. Make out with a guy.

I’m like oh man, I know where this is going. Ugly chicks always like me for some reason, and this time was no different. After a few more drinks, somehow I ended up in a chair with her giving me the nastiest lap dance of my life… All of it on video while my friends are laughing their asses off, of course. What happens in Vegas… Gets recorded and posted on facebook I guess.

Also, my ex-gf and her friends came into town a couple of weeks ago. Awkwardddd, but I hooked them up with a discounted room at Encore so we all went to XS and shit. Here’s a pic of me and the ex.

And her friends at Wynn.

3. School shit.. I’ve somehow managed to keep B’s, which is unbelievable for the amount of partying and non-school stuff I’ve done up to this point. imo it kind of invalidates getting an MBA in the first place if it’s this easy to pass the classes. Regardless, I’m not complaining!

4. Working out. I’ve managed to get pretty strong since I moved here. I reached a personal best on Incline last week when I did 90lb dumbells on Incline Press 8 times, so I’m pretty happy about that. I’m working on increasing my pull ups now, because my back is generally the weakest part of my body.

So ya, there’s just been a ton of stuff going on lately, so poker has kind of taken a back seat for awhile, and probably will for about the next month. I’ve decided to move back to Denver after my lease is up here, so I suppose that’s kind of noteworthy. Anyone who reads this blog knows how much I love living in the desert, but it’s become pretty obvious that it’s not the healthiest environment for me and that reaching any of my long-term goals is extremely unlikely to happen here.

For the poker stuff, here’s a few hands I have actually played since last time. I’ve been running pretty terribly it seems, so most of these are losers I think. I’d include the winners but they were mostly standard, and I haven’t played much so there’s nothing too exciting.

Somehow people have gotten really good at flopping gin against me in 3 and 4 bet pots. I’d love to read the book that teaches you how to do that. Villain is very aggro, so I think the 3b is standard since my hand plays better HU than if I flat and get several callers.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $445.60
SB: $197.15
BB: $956.20
UTG: $726.90
Hero (MP): $200.00
CO: $400.00

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is MP with J Spade 8 Spade 9 Club 7 Diamond
UTG raises to $5.60, Hero raises to $21.60, 4 folds, UTG calls $16

Flop: ($48.00) K Heart 7 Spade 6 Diamond (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $35, UTG raises to $153, Hero raises to $178.10 all in, UTG calls $25.10

Turn: ($404.20) 6 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($404.20) A Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $404.20
UTG shows 8 Heart 7 Heart K Diamond K Club (a full house, Kings full of Sixes)
Hero shows J Spade 8 Spade 9 Club 7 Diamond (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
UTG wins $401.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Same Villain from previous hand, and actually was the very next hand, lol. Ironically enough this was my last orbit before I was quitting. So I turned a winning session into a losing one on the last two hands, lol. I love this game!

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $446.90
BB: $199.45
UTG: $956.50
MP: $525.70
Hero (CO): $200.00
BTN: $400.00

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is CO with 9 Diamond T Club Q Heart J Heart
1 fold, MP raises to $8.80, Hero raises to $31.20, 3 folds, MP calls $22.40

Flop: ($67.20) T Heart K Heart K Club (2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $42, MP raises to $193.20, Hero calls $126.50 all in

Turn: ($404.20) 8 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($404.20) 3 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $404.20
MP shows 5 Heart 6 Club 5 Diamond A Heart (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows 9 Diamond T Club Q Heart J Heart (a flush, King high)
MP wins $401.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $413.95
CO: $1583.85
BTN: $200.00
Hero (SB): $200.00
BB: $453.50

Pre Flop: ($4.50) Hero is SB with T Heart A Club T Diamond A Spade
1 fold, CO raises to $8.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $29, 1 fold, CO calls $20.50

Flop: ($61.50) K Diamond T Spade 8 Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $61.50, CO raises to $246, Hero calls $109.20 all in

Turn: ($402.90) 9 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($402.90) 3 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $402.90
CO shows Q Club 9 Club 5 Club J Spade (a straight, King high)
Hero shows T Heart A Club T Diamond A Spade (three of a kind, Tens)
CO wins $399.90
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $542.95
BB: $659.50
UTG: $200.00
MP: $646.60
CO: $291.90
Hero (BTN): $231.70

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with J Heart Q Heart 2 Club T Club
3 folds, Hero raises to $7, SB raises to $23, 1 fold, Hero calls $16

Flop: ($48.00) 6 Heart 2 Spade J Diamond (2 players)
SB bets $48, Hero raises to $96, SB raises to $336, Hero calls $112.70 all in

Turn: ($465.40) 3 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($465.40) A Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $465.40
SB shows 5 Diamond A Spade T Spade A Diamond (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero shows J Heart Q Heart 2 Club T Club (two pair, Jacks and Twos)
SB wins $462.40
(Rake: $3.00)

These ones irritate me a little. I don’t really understand the overcall by him, and he’s supposed to be kind of reggy.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $200.00
UTG: $789.25
MP: $200.00
CO: $459.70
BTN: $271.80
Hero (SB): $200.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is SB with K Club Q Spade J Club T Spade
UTG raises to $6, 1 fold, CO calls $6, 1 fold, Hero raises to $26, BB calls $24, UTG calls $20, CO calls $20

Flop: ($104.00) 5 Heart J Diamond 6 Spade (4 players)
Hero bets $104, BB raises to $174 all in, UTG folds, CO folds, Hero calls $70 all in

Turn: ($452.00) 4 Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($452.00) J Heart (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $452.00
BB shows 9 Heart 8 Diamond 7 Heart K Diamond (a straight, Eight high)
Hero shows K Club Q Spade J Club T Spade (three of a kind, Jacks)
BB wins $449.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I think that’s all for now. I’ve written up some pretty cool strategy pieces that I’d like to share, but this blog is already too long anyway! I’ll post something soon though. Hopefully everyone is doing great and playing well!

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 12:09 AM

37 Comments

March 08, 2010

F*ck It, I Fold?

What’s Up Degens?

For the music this time, I’ll just suggest a Pandora station for y’all (sorry non-US dudes!).

Gui Boratto – Sick electronic music, and perfect for grinding actually. Just throw it on and you’ll see what I mean. I like the song titled “Beautiful Life”; superrr sick. If you’re not in a good mood after listening to that, then there’s something wrong with you!

This weekend I degenned pretty hard both live and online. I played like 2k hands online and probably 12 hours of live. Live went really well, and I think I broke even or won a little from online. I was really happy with how I played this weekend, but felt like I ran pretty shitty in the bigger pots, which if you’re playing PLO can make it tough to put together a winning weekend. Nevertheless, here’s some of the hands from over the weekend. Last post got cut off early, so I might include some of the losers from last time too.

As always, winners first!

If this was a HU pot, I might’ve considering calling the flop and getting a clean turn, but three way I’m looking to just get the money in fast since my had doesn’t do well against two other players. I think he has a draw here basically always, thanks for the hold!

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $400.00
SB: $400.00
BB: $154.60
UTG: $867.00
Hero (CO): $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 7 Spade Q Spade A Spade T Spade
1 fold, Hero raises to $12, 1 fold, SB calls $10, BB calls $8

Flop: ($36.00) T Heart 4 Spade 7 Diamond (3 players)
SB bets $26, BB calls $26, Hero raises to $140, SB raises to $388 all in, BB folds, Hero calls $248 all in

Turn: ($838.00) 9 Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($838.00) K Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $838.00
SB shows 7 Heart 5 Spade 6 Diamond 9 Spade (two pair, Nines and Sevens)
Hero shows 7 Spade Q Spade A Spade T Spade (two pair, Tens and Sevens)
Hero wins $835.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I like my line a lot. They should have missed draws a lot, and I doubt rivered two pairs are calling bets anyway. If they were more passive I’d bet, but he was pretty aggro-diculous.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $382.00
UTG: $161.70
CO: $1683.80
BTN: $1673.10
Hero (SB): $621.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with Q Heart 7 Spade T Heart Q Spade
2 folds, BTN calls $4, Hero calls $2, BB checks

Flop: ($12.00) Q Club T Club 7 Heart (3 players)
Hero bets $12, BB calls $12, BTN calls $12

Turn: ($48.00) 3 Heart (3 players)
Hero bets $48, BB calls $48, BTN calls $48

River: ($192.00) 6 Heart (3 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, BTN bets $192, Hero calls $192, BB folds

Final Pot: $576.00
BTN shows K Spade 6 Diamond J Spade 7 Diamond (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
Hero shows Q Heart 7 Spade T Heart Q Spade (a flush, Queen high)
Hero wins $573.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Same opponent as the hand above. He’s playing 86/32. I’m curious about my turn bet sizing. He shouldn’t have a flush that much since he’s peeling the flop so wide. And I want to make sure he has enough room to c/r. River kind of sucks because it prevented me from getting as much value, but meh.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $400.00
BB: $400.00
UTG: $162.60
MP: $1699.80
CO: $1234.10
Hero (BTN): $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with A Heart 7 Heart 3 Heart 4 Diamond
2 folds, CO raises to $8, Hero raises to $30, 2 folds, CO calls $22

Flop: ($66.00) 5 Diamond K Heart 8 Heart (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $46, CO calls $46

Turn: ($158.00) Q Heart (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $51, CO calls $51

River: ($260.00) Q Spade (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $101, CO requests TIME, CO calls $101

Final Pot: $462.00
CO mucks 4 Heart K Diamond 2 Diamond 2 Heart
Hero shows A Heart 7 Heart 3 Heart 4 Diamond (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $459.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $350.15
SB: $918.05
Hero (BB): $229.90
UTG: $318.75
MP: $1445.45
CO: $418.50

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is BB with A Spade 4 Heart Q Club A Club
1 fold, MP raises to $8.80, CO raises to $31.20, 1 fold, SB calls $30.20, Hero raises to $135.40, 1 fold, CO calls $104.20, SB calls $104.20

Flop: ($416.80) 7 Spade T Heart K Spade (3 players)
SB bets $416.80, Hero calls $94.20 all in, CO requests TIME, CO folds

Turn: ($605.20) J Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($605.20) 8 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $605.20
SB shows Q Spade T Spade Q Heart 5 Heart (a pair of Queens)
Hero shows A Spade 4 Heart Q Club A Club (a straight, Ace high)
Hero wins $602.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard. First hand of the day, lol.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $281.00
Hero (BB): $400.00
UTG: $136.00
CO: $400.00
BTN: $608.70

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 9 Diamond 2 Diamond A Club A Spade
1 fold, CO raises to $14, 1 fold, SB raises to $46, Hero raises to $152, 1 fold, SB raises to $281 all in, Hero calls $129

Flop: ($576.00) T Club 8 Heart 7 Heart

Turn: ($576.00) 6 Spade

River: ($576.00) Q Diamond

Final Pot: $576.00
SB shows Q Club A Diamond 4 Spade K Spade (a pair of Queens)
Hero shows 9 Diamond 2 Diamond A Club A Spade (a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $573.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $124.00
BTN: $97.20
SB: $615.50
BB: $295.20
Hero (UTG): $329.10

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with J Club 5 Heart 5 Club J Diamond
Hero raises to $8, CO raises to $12, 2 folds, BB calls $8, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($38.00) 5 Spade 5 Diamond 8 Club (3 players)
BB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $16, BB folds, Hero calls $16

Turn: ($70.00) T Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $16, CO calls $16

River: ($102.00) Q Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $80, CO calls $80 all in

Final Pot: $262.00
CO mucks A Spade 7 Club A Diamond 2 Diamond
Hero shows J Club 5 Heart 5 Club J Diamond (four of a kind, Fives)
Hero wins $259.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Nice turn, better river :)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (SB): $160.00
BB: $304.10
UTG: $355.50
CO: $701.45
BTN: $160.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with J Diamond J Heart 5 Spade A Diamond
2 folds, BTN calls $4, Hero calls $2, BB checks

Flop: ($12.00) 7 Diamond J Club 6 Diamond (3 players)
Hero bets $6, BB calls $6, BTN raises to $36, Hero calls $30, BB calls $30

Turn: ($120.00) 3 Diamond (3 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, BTN checks

River: ($120.00) J Spade (3 players)
Hero bets $120 all in, BB folds, BTN calls $120 all in

Final Pot: $360.00
Hero shows J Diamond J Heart 5 Spade A Diamond (four of a kind, Jacks)
BTN mucks 7 Spade 8 Club 5 Diamond 7 Heart
Hero wins $357.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This one was close because he hadn’t 3b yet, but given the stacks and the blocker it’s an easy ship PF. Nice flop imo.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $186.50
Hero (MP): $160.00
CO: $186.80
BTN: $166.40
SB: $257.50
BB: $402.80

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is MP with K Heart A Heart K Spade 4 Club
UTG calls $4, Hero raises to $18, CO calls $18, 1 fold, SB raises to $80, 2 folds, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $160 all in, 1 fold, SB calls $80

Flop: ($346.00) 3 Heart K Diamond 4 Heart

Turn: ($346.00) Q Club

River: ($346.00) J Spade

Final Pot: $346.00
Hero shows K Heart A Heart K Spade 4 Club (three of a kind, Kings)
SB shows 7 Spade 6 Spade 8 Heart 9 Heart (King Queen high)
Hero wins $343.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Diggin’ the bet sizing. Don’t think he would’ve called anymore.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $158.20
Hero (BTN): $329.00
SB: $272.50
BB: $180.80

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 8 Spade 9 Club K Club 8 Heart
1 fold, Hero calls $4, SB calls $2, BB checks

Flop: ($12.00) A Spade 8 Club Q Spade (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $12, SB folds, BB calls $12

Turn: ($36.00) 2 Club (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $36, BB calls $36

River: ($108.00) 2 Diamond (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $35, BB calls $35

Final Pot: $178.00
Hero shows 8 Spade 9 Club K Club 8 Heart (a full house, Eights full of Twos)
BB mucks 8 Diamond 3 Spade 4 Club Q Heart
Hero wins $176.00
(Rake: $2.00)

Standard.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $646.00
UTG: $76.00
MP: $182.30
CO: $194.20
BTN: $160.00
Hero (SB): $181.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with 7 Diamond A Heart A Diamond 8 Heart
1 fold, MP raises to $14, 1 fold, BTN calls $14, Hero raises to $60, 1 fold, MP calls $46, BTN calls $46

Flop: ($184.00) 4 Diamond 8 Spade 5 Club (3 players)
Hero bets $121.30 all in, MP raises to $122.30 all in, BTN folds

Turn: ($426.60) Q Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($426.60) 7 Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $426.60
MP shows 9 Diamond T Club 4 Club 8 Diamond (two pair, Eights and Fours)
Hero shows 7 Diamond A Heart A Diamond 8 Heart (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
Hero wins $423.60
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $594.10
SB: $571.20
Hero (BB): $160.00
UTG: $160.00
CO: $100.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with Q Heart T Club T Spade 8 Spade
1 fold, CO calls $4, 1 fold, SB calls $2, Hero checks

Flop: ($12.00) 7 Diamond A Spade 9 Spade (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $12, CO folds, SB calls $12

Turn: ($36.00) T Diamond (2 players)
SB bets $36, Hero calls $36

River: ($108.00) 7 Club (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $108 all in, SB calls $108

Final Pot: $324.00
SB mucks A Heart 8 Club 6 Heart 2 Diamond
Hero shows Q Heart T Club T Spade 8 Spade (a full house, Tens full of Sevens)
Hero wins $321.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

MP: $253.70
CO: $286.50
BTN: $623.10
SB: $395.30
Hero (BB): $162.00
UTG: $212.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with T Diamond Q Diamond K Diamond K Club
2 folds, CO raises to $12, 2 folds, Hero calls $8

Flop: ($26.00) 8 Spade A Spade K Heart (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $20, Hero raises to $86, CO raises to $185, Hero calls $64 all in

Turn: ($326.00) 5 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($326.00) K Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $326.00
CO shows T Club A Club J Spade 5 Spade (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows T Diamond Q Diamond K Diamond K Club (four of a kind, Kings)
Hero wins $323.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Nice riv for me.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $388.80
Hero (BTN): $200.00
SB: $53.50
BB: $386.50

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with Q Club A Spade 3 Spade K Club
CO raises to $7, Hero raises to $24, 2 folds, CO calls $17

Flop: ($51.00) 7 Spade 6 Heart 4 Spade (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $45, CO calls $45

Turn: ($141.00) 8 Diamond (2 players)
CO checks, Hero checks

River: ($141.00) 5 Spade (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $131 all in, CO calls $131

Final Pot: $403.00
CO mucks T Heart 4 Diamond 2 Spade 9 Club
Hero shows Q Club A Spade 3 Spade K Club (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $401.00
(Rake: $2.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $188.80
Hero (CO): $401.00
BTN: $52.50
SB: $384.50

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with K Diamond A Club 3 Heart K Club
Hero raises to $6, 2 folds, BB raises to $19, Hero raises to $58, BB calls $39

Flop: ($117.00) 5 Spade J Diamond 8 Heart (2 players)
BB bets $117, Hero raises to $234, BB calls $13.80 all in

Turn: ($378.60) 7 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($378.60) K Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $378.60
BB shows 6 Heart T Club 7 Heart 7 Diamond (three of a kind, Sevens)
Hero shows K Diamond A Club 3 Heart K Club (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero wins $376.60
(Rake: $2.00)

LOSERS (THERE’S LOTS):

Not a ton to say about this one, other than it’s kind of brutal because he’s playing a 94/52 through 100 hands, and then insta quits after this one.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $912.00
BTN: $263.60
SB: $404.00
BB: $944.00
UTG: $1792.95
Hero (MP): $590.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is MP with T Spade A Club A Spade Q Spade
1 fold, Hero raises to $14, 1 fold, BTN calls $14, 1 fold, BB calls $10

Flop: ($44.00) 6 Club 8 Diamond A Heart (3 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $33, BTN folds, BB calls $33

Turn: ($110.00) 6 Diamond (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $101, BB raises to $413, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $543 all in, BB calls $130

River: ($1196.00) 5 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $1196.00
BB shows 6 Spade 6 Heart K Heart 4 Spade (four of a kind, Sixes)
Hero shows T Spade A Club A Spade Q Spade (a full house, Aces full of Sixes)
BB wins $1193.00
(Rake: $3.00)

vul. 67% on the turn.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $467.30
Hero (BTN): $424.70
SB: $277.30
BB: $400.00
UTG: $1412.25
MP: $370.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with A Diamond T Club 2 Spade J Diamond
3 folds, Hero raises to $12, SB calls $10, 1 fold

Flop: ($28.00) 3 Club 9 Diamond 4 Diamond (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $23, SB raises to $97, Hero raises to $319, SB calls $168.30 all in

Turn: ($558.60) T Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($558.60) 7 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $558.60
Hero shows A Diamond T Club 2 Spade J Diamond (a pair of Tens)
SB shows 9 Club 5 Heart 6 Heart 7 Club (a straight, Seven high)
SB wins $555.60
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $1390.85
BTN: $79.00
SB: $186.05
BB: $67.40
Hero (UTG): $311.60

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with 5 Club 6 Spade 8 Diamond 7 Diamond
Hero raises to $12, CO calls $12, 3 folds

Flop: ($30.00) 3 Diamond 2 Diamond 8 Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $28, CO raises to $114, Hero raises to $299.60 all in, CO calls $185.60

Turn: ($629.20) 2 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($629.20) K Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $629.20
CO shows 4 Spade 3 Club 2 Heart A Diamond (a full house, Twos full of Threes)
Hero shows 5 Club 6 Spade 8 Diamond 7 Diamond (two pair, Eights and Twos)
CO wins $626.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Maybeee I can fold the turn? Villain was very fishy, and he basically never has a set here (unless it’s turned like it was) becasue given stacks I think set always ships it in on the flop. Meh.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $1705.45
CO: $79.00
BTN: $184.05
SB: $63.40
Hero (BB): $160.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with T Heart 3 Heart A Club Q Heart
UTG calls $4, 2 folds, SB calls $2, Hero checks

Flop: ($12.00) 5 Spade T Club Q Club (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $12, UTG calls $12, SB folds

Turn: ($36.00) 7 Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $36, UTG raises to $144, Hero calls $108 all in

River: ($324.00) 6 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $324.00
UTG shows 7 Spade 8 Club 2 Diamond 7 Club (three of a kind, Sevens)
Hero shows T Heart 3 Heart A Club Q Heart (two pair, Queens and Tens)
UTG wins $321.00
(Rake: $3.00)

So, I go back and forth on this one. On the one hand, it seems like an easy fold given the player type (passive, 45/6 fish), but I’m curious how he plays any other 8*** type hand. By the river I’m getting a pretty sick price, but I think he just basically always has me smoked.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $200.60
Hero (BB): $188.80
UTG: $192.80
MP: $155.30
CO: $243.20
BTN: $221.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 8 Heart K Spade J Club K Club
3 folds, BTN raises to $8, SB calls $6, Hero raises to $32, BTN calls $24, SB calls $24

Flop: ($96.00) 8 Diamond J Heart 8 Club (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($96.00) 2 Club (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $31, BTN requests TIME, BTN calls $31, SB folds

River: ($158.00) A Heart (2 players)
Hero bets $55, BTN raises to $158 all in, Hero calls $70.80 all in

Final Pot: $409.60
Hero mucks 8 Heart K Spade J Club K Club
BTN shows A Diamond A Spade J Diamond T Club (a full house, Aces full of Eights)
BTN wins $406.60
(Rake: $3.00)

Whoops. Trying to iso aggro opener.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $458.60
Hero (BTN): $160.00
SB: $316.10
BB: $160.00
UTG: $665.95
MP: $176.70

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 8 Club 7 Spade 6 Spade T Heart
2 folds, CO raises to $12, Hero raises to $36, 1 fold, BB raises to $122, 1 fold, Hero calls $86

Flop: ($258.00) 3 Club K Heart 7 Heart (2 players)
BB bets $38 all in, Hero calls $38 all in

Turn: ($334.00) K Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($334.00) 4 Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $334.00
Hero shows 8 Club 7 Spade 6 Spade T Heart (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
BB shows 2 Heart 8 Diamond A Heart A Diamond (two pair, Aces and Kings)
BB wins $331.00
(Rake: $3.00)

vul I guess, but I do like my 4b. 60/40 pre flop, and he was just 3b’ing literally almost every hand. I guess this is what makes PLO fun :).

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $728.00
BB: $848.90
UTG: $203.10
Hero (CO): $200.00
BTN: $260.95

Pre Flop: ($4.50) Hero is CO with J Diamond K Club A Club 8 Heart
1 fold, Hero raises to $8.50, 2 folds, BB raises to $22, Hero raises to $68.50, BB calls $46.50

Flop: ($139.50) 6 Club Q Diamond 6 Diamond (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $131.20 all in, BB calls $131.20

Turn: ($401.90) 7 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($401.90) 9 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $401.90
BB shows J Heart 9 Diamond Q Spade K Diamond (a flush, King high)
Hero shows J Diamond K Club A Club 8 Heart (a pair of Sixes)
BB wins $398.90
(Rake: $3.00)

I hope everyone is running well! Come visit me here in the desert!

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 08:16 AM

159 Comments

March 02, 2010

F*ck It, I Call!

What’s Up Degens?

I can’t believe I’ve neglected my recommendations for this band for this long.. It must’ve just slipped my mind, but honestly, Slightly Stoopid (interesting name, I know) is one of the sickest bands you’ve ever heard of. Don’t hate, just download these songs and tell me what you think.. If you don’t like it, well I don’t think we can be friends anymore.

Slightly Stoopid – Everything You Need
Slightly Stoopid – Closer To The Sun
Slightly Stoopid – This Joint
Slightly Stoopid – Digital
Slightly Stoopid – Open Road

I’ll save the rest for next time, but those should be enough to satisfy until I blog next time.

The last ten days or so have been pretty awesome with IRL stuff. My shoulder got a lot better, so I decided to start lifting and playing some Badminton again. I know I don’t get 1000000 blog views like some of the studly pros out there, but I want to issue a challenge for this summer when everyone comes out to Vegas for the WSOP. I’ll bet up to $10k that nobody could beat me in a degen triathlon of HUPLO, Badminton, and Golf. If you’re interested, PM me here. I think I’m going to post something about it on 2p2, but I’d love to get in there with some other Badminton players and Golfers! Plus it’d be a sweet prop bet to look forward too, and the blogging material would be even better!

Everything on the poker front has been going ok. I made a DC vid last week where one of my old students rocked me for like $750 playing HU, but that’s to be expected because he’s a pretty sick player. I’ve never made a video of myself playing HU, so it was a really great experience going back and seeing all of the mistakes I was making. I think I played ok the first half, but the second half of the video I end up falling apart and making some tilt-induced plays, which obviously sucks but I’m having a good time putting in some HU volume and improving my play. I think I lost every big pot we played, except for one that didn’t even get show in the video, but I’m going to post it here real quick since I think it’s a great hand for discussion.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN/SB): $474.00
BB: $519.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN/SB with 4 Diamond A Diamond 5 Diamond K Heart
Hero raises to $6, BB raises to $18, Hero calls $12

Flop: ($36.00) 8 Spade K Diamond 2 Spade (2 players)
BB bets $26, Hero calls $26

Turn: ($88.00) 4 Heart (2 players)
BB bets $62, Hero calls $62

River: ($212.00) T Diamond (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $75, BB raises to $413 all in, Hero calls $293 all in

Final Pot: $948.00
Hero shows 4 Diamond A Diamond 5 Diamond K Heart (two pair, Kings and Fours)
BB shows T Club J Diamond A Club 5 Club (a pair of Tens)
Hero wins $947.50
(Rake: $0.50)

Everything before the turn is standard, but the rest of the hand definitely isn’t. The turn is interesting because I think my standard play would be to raise it up in fear of making a mistake on the river and being put to a tough decision if he continues to bet. But the board is dry enough to where it’s difficult for him to have any draws besides only spades, which if he has only spades I’m doing fine against, unless he has K*** with spades, or AA** with spades, then I’m not doing incredible, but against everything else my equity is very good. I figured I can under-rep my hand on the river, and get him to value bet thinner than he normally would, and also if it bricks I can get paid more by making him c/c thinking I had a draw. I picked 75 on the river because it either forces him to call me wider with KA** type hands, or AA** hands, and perhaps even making a call with T*** type hands. Obviously against aggressive players, you can’t make bets like this unless you’re willing to call if he ships, which is a risk I’m willing to take on boards of this texture. So overall, betting small worked well for me in this situation because it induced a bluff, but betting sizes like these are also good against passive players as well because they’ll make ridiculous call downs.

The next week or so is going to be spent studying a bunch of new poker material that I need to catch up on. Today I got the FINALIZED copy of Tom Chambers (LearnedFromTV 2p2, www.plotheory.com) Advanced PLO Theory ebook, so I’ll probably have my nose in that for the next couple of days. He’s sent out a few other editions, but just from taking a quick glance it appears that he added a lot, and a few of the chapters I haven’t even touched so it’ll be sweet to finally go through it and take in some new stuff. I’ve been looking forward to this for the last six months, so I’m super excited to get down and dirtyyy on it.

I was having a conversation with my friend Kai (ISPEWCHIPS on FTP, Team Baluga guy), and he was telling me about an interesting concept that he and a friend were talking about the other day. The synopsis of it is basically centered around how whenever you say “fuck it” before you do anything, it’s probably a bad idea. Examples:

You’re wasted but don’t want to sleep on a couch or the floor – “Fuck it, I’m driving”

You don’t have a rubber but you really want to get laid – “Fuck it, I’m horny”

You hold 7468 on a 774KJ board, and the most passive player in the world raises 2.5x over you – “Fuck it, I call”

Basically what he was saying is that anytime you say “fuck it” before you do something, it turns out negatively or was probably a bad idea in the first place. I tend to agree, I think, but it’s applicability to poker is what I’m still on the fence about. I’ve had several “fuck it I call’s” in my day, but some of them have definitely turned good results. That’s probably selective memory though, because I’d have to say my biggest leak is not folding the river. Here’s a great example.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $274.00
Hero (SB): $400.00
BB: $441.00
UTG: $188.70
CO: $936.60

Pre Flop: ($4.00) Hero is SB with 4 Spade Q Spade K Diamond 7 Club
1 fold, UTG calls $4, 2 folds, Hero checks

Flop: ($8.00) 9 Heart 7 Spade 4 Diamond (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG checks

Turn: ($8.00) 7 Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $8, UTG calls $8

River: ($24.00) J Heart (2 players)
Hero bets $24, UTG raises to $96, Hero calls $72

Final Pot: $216.00
Hero mucks 4 Spade Q Spade K Diamond 7 Club
UTG shows 2 Diamond J Diamond T Spade J Spade (a full house, Jacks full of Sevens)
UTG wins $213.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Definitely should’ve led the flop, but I was getting my tales set up and wasn’t really paying attention. Even though any hand that beats me doesn’t make sense (nor does JJJ77), this is an easy fold against any random opponent, but particularly against this fishy ass dude. I saw in another thread how someone takes their hand off of the mouse before making a call, and I think this is something I need to start doing. I make way too many calls like this that cost me a ton of money; overall I just need to pay attention more. If I saw a student doing this, I would tell him it’s the easiest fold in history, but for some reason I have a difficult time making the folds myself. So it goes, live and learn!

I’ve actually started a collection of all the hands I play atrociously. Hopefully it’ll remind me of the common mistakes I’m making, and give me some incentive to improve by seeing all the money I’m leaving on the tables.

Ok, onto the hands. I did some experimenting with the new shallow tables over the weekend, and I kind of liked it. Decisions are pretty clear cut, and fish seem to really like it. I’ll probably frequent them a decent amount from now on.

I’ll do winners first because they’re more exciting, hahaha.

This one is sorta interesting. He’s opening a ton, and sometimes I’d 3b this but decided to flat because he’s opening very wide and has a high cb percentage, so I’ll be able to c/r’ a ton of combo draws on the flop, in addition to just completely bluffing other boards. It’s kind of an awkward flop, and while c/c’ing isn’t really a staple of my game, a situation where I will do it from time to time is here. I think his river line is ok, I just happened to have a hand. If we were deeper though I think it’d be a lot more effective, and he’s also a very big loser in these games so I’m not going to be making a ton of folds to him.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $958.00
Hero (BB): $408.80
UTG: $514.10
CO: $400.00
BTN: $401.60

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with Q Spade 7 Spade K Diamond 9 Diamond
1 fold, CO raises to $14, 2 folds, Hero calls $10

Flop: ($30.00) 9 Club T Spade 3 Diamond (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $23.65, Hero calls $23.65

Turn: ($77.30) K Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $71, CO calls $71

River: ($219.30) 4 Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $134, CO raises to $291.35 all in, Hero calls $157.35

Final Pot: $802.00
Hero shows Q Spade 7 Spade K Diamond 9 Diamond (a flush, King high)
CO shows A Spade Q Club K Heart T Diamond (two pair, Kings and Tens)
Hero wins $799.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Some very thin value.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BB): $200.00
BTN/SB: $214.50

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with Q Spade 9 Diamond T Club 7 Heart
BTN/SB raises to $6, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($12.00) 8 Heart 2 Diamond 9 Club (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $8, Hero raises to $36, BTN/SB calls $28

Turn: ($84.00) Q Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $65, BTN/SB calls $65

River: ($214.00) 7 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $26, BTN/SB calls $26

Final Pot: $266.00
Hero shows Q Spade 9 Diamond T Club 7 Heart (two pair, Queens and Nines)
BTN/SB mucks T Spade 3 Diamond 4 Club T Diamond
Hero wins $265.50
(Rake: $0.50)

Standard, but cool to get it in this good for a decent sized pot.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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CO: $525.15
BTN: $510.50
SB: $924.20
Hero (BB): $547.00
UTG: $1108.60

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 4 Club A Spade A Diamond Q Spade
1 fold, CO raises to $14, BTN calls $14, SB calls $12, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls $10

Flop: ($56.00) K Diamond A Heart 3 Spade (4 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $44, SB folds, Hero raises to $188, CO folds, BTN calls $144

Turn: ($432.00) 4 Spade (2 players)
Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $345 all in, BTN calls $308.50 all in

River: ($1049.00) Q Heart (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $1049.00
BTN shows 7 Diamond K Club T Diamond K Spade (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero shows 4 Club A Spade A Diamond Q Spade (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero wins $1046.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Villain is super aggro and spewy. Gettin’ it in goooood here.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.75 Ante – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $933.30
Hero (BTN): $400.00
SB: $736.65
BB: $952.90

Pre Flop: ($9.00) Hero is BTN with 3 Spade 2 Diamond A Spade K Diamond
CO raises to $17, Hero raises to $30, 2 folds, CO calls $13

Flop: ($69.00) A Diamond 2 Heart 4 Diamond (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $37, CO raises to $180, Hero raises to $369.25 all in, CO calls $189.25

Turn: ($807.50) 3 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($807.50) T Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $807.50
CO shows 7 Diamond A Club 8 Diamond 9 Heart (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows 3 Spade 2 Diamond A Spade K Diamond (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $805.50
(Rake: $2.00)

Standard. Run gooooot

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $448.60
MP: $276.00
CO: $278.10
BTN: $447.40
SB: $410.25
Hero (BB): $443.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with A Spade 2 Diamond T Club A Club
1 fold, MP raises to $14, CO calls $14, 1 fold, SB raises to $36, Hero raises to $136, 1 fold, CO calls $122, SB calls $100

Flop: ($422.00) J Heart 5 Heart 7 Diamond (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $307 all in, CO calls $142.10 all in, SB calls $274.25 all in

Turn: ($1112.60) J Diamond (3 players – 3 are all in)

River: ($1112.60) Q Club (3 players – 3 are all in)

Final Pot: $1112.60
CO shows 8 Spade 4 Diamond 8 Club 4 Club (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
SB shows 9 Diamond 4 Heart 6 Diamond K Heart (a pair of Jacks)
Hero shows A Spade 2 Diamond T Club A Club (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Hero wins $264.30
Hero wins $845.30
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 3 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $415.60
BTN: $430.60
Hero (SB): $437.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with K Club 9 Club T Diamond 8 Heart
1 fold, Hero raises to $12, BB calls $8

Flop: ($24.00) 6 Spade 9 Diamond 7 Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $24, BB raises to $48, Hero raises to $168, BB calls $120

Turn: ($360.00) Q Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $257 all in, BB calls $235.60 all in

River: ($831.20) A Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $831.20
BB shows 5 Diamond 7 Spade J Heart 7 Heart (three of a kind, Sevens)
Hero shows K Club 9 Club T Diamond 8 Heart (a straight, Ten high)
Hero wins $830.20
(Rake: $1.00)

Good turn for me.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $691.50
BB: $156.00
UTG: $152.00
Hero (CO): $233.40
BTN: $181.80

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with A Diamond 9 Diamond A Heart 9 Heart
UTG calls $4, Hero raises to $18, 1 fold, SB calls $16, BB raises to $76, 1 fold, Hero raises to $233.40 all in, 1 fold, BB calls $80 all in

Flop: ($334.00) K Heart 9 Club 3 Spade

Turn: ($334.00) 9 Spade

River: ($334.00) 6 Heart

Final Pot: $334.00
BB shows K Club 5 Diamond 8 Club K Diamond (a full house, Kings full of Nines)
Hero shows A Diamond 9 Diamond A Heart 9 Heart (four of a kind, Nines)
Hero wins $331.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard, although a set crossed my mind I wasn’t really going to lay it down. Single raised pots where all the money gets in on the flop on these board textures are pretty rare.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $259.90
Hero (BTN): $350.00
SB: $131.95
BB: $125.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with A Heart Q Heart 5 Spade J Spade
CO calls $2, Hero raises to $9, 2 folds, CO calls $7

Flop: ($21.00) 3 Spade J Diamond 5 Heart (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $16, CO raises to $42.50, Hero raises to $148.50, CO raises to $250.90 all in, Hero calls $102.40

Turn: ($522.80) T Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($522.80) K Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $522.80
CO shows 4 Diamond A Club 2 Diamond T Club (a pair of Tens)
Hero shows A Heart Q Heart 5 Spade J Spade (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $520.80
(Rake: $2.00)

Good example of what you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to rep the nuts on the turn. Would he really bet half pot with the stones? Probably not. I see too many players flatting raises like this though, but meh.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $303.00
Hero (CO): $288.50
BTN: $153.95
SB: $126.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with T Club 9 Diamond 8 Club 9 Heart
Hero raises to $6, 2 folds, BB calls $4

Flop: ($13.00) 5 Club T Heart 9 Club (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $11, BB calls $11

Turn: ($35.00) 6 Diamond (2 players)
BB bets $17.50, Hero raises to $52.50, BB calls $35

River: ($140.00) K Spade (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

Final Pot: $140.00
BB mucks 6 Club 2 Diamond 3 Club 5 Diamond
Hero shows T Club 9 Diamond 8 Club 9 Heart (three of a kind, Nines)
Hero wins $138.00
(Rake: $2.00)

This one is pretty funny because I was betting the river basically just to make him fold his “air” that was better than mine, but I ended up being good somehow hahaha. Games are good! fwiw this is a great spot to c/r against someone like me who bets thin.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN/SB): $248.30
BB: $200.60

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN/SB with 5 Spade 3 Diamond 6 Diamond A Spade
Hero raises to $6, BB calls $4

Flop: ($12.00) 5 Club J Club T Heart (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($12.00) 4 Spade (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $7, BB calls $7

River: ($26.00) J Spade (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $10, BB calls $10

Final Pot: $46.00
Hero shows 5 Spade 3 Diamond 6 Diamond A Spade (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
BB mucks 7 Diamond 2 Club Q Club 2 Heart
Hero wins $45.50
(Rake: $0.50)

Nice three-bet there sir.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 3 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $331.50
SB: $201.00
BB: $100.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with 7 Heart T Club J Heart J Diamond
Hero raises to $6, SB raises to $20, BB calls $18, Hero calls $14

Flop: ($60.00) 3 Heart T Heart 5 Club (3 players)
SB bets $60, BB folds, Hero raises to $240, SB calls $121 all in

Turn: ($422.00) J Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($422.00) 2 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $422.00
Hero shows 7 Heart T Club J Heart J Diamond (three of a kind, Jacks)
SB shows 2 Heart 4 Diamond 7 Club 9 Heart (a pair of Twos)
Hero wins $421.00
(Rake: $1.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $163.00
Hero (CO): $160.00
BTN: $954.70
SB: $205.10
BB: $447.70

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 8 Spade J Spade K Diamond Q Diamond
UTG calls $4, Hero raises to $18, 1 fold, SB calls $16, 2 folds

Flop: ($44.00) 8 Club 8 Diamond 4 Spade (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $14, SB raises to $40, Hero calls $26

Turn: ($124.00) 2 Diamond (2 players)
SB bets $84, Hero raises to $102 all in, SB calls $18

River: ($328.00) A Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $328.00
Hero shows 8 Spade J Spade K Diamond Q Diamond (three of a kind, Eights)
SB shows 8 Heart Q Heart 7 Club J Club (three of a kind, Eights)
Hero wins $325.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $95.30
Hero (UTG): $160.00
MP: $219.70
CO: $222.70
BTN: $165.20
SB: $484.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with Q Club A Spade J Heart 9 Spade
Hero raises to $14, 1 fold, CO calls $14, 3 folds

Flop: ($34.00) T Club K Heart Q Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $21, CO calls $21

Turn: ($76.00) 2 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $67, CO raises to $187.70 all in, Hero calls $58 all in

River: ($326.00) 6 Diamond (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $326.00
Hero shows Q Club A Spade J Heart 9 Spade (a straight, Ace high)
CO shows K Diamond 6 Club 8 Club K Club (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero wins $323.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $140.00
Hero (CO): $545.00
BTN: $223.50
SB: $61.80

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with 9 Club K Club J Heart K Diamond
Hero raises to $7, BTN raises to $24, SB calls $23, 1 fold, Hero raises to $98, BTN calls $74, SB calls $37.80 all in

Flop: ($259.80) A Club 3 Diamond 9 Diamond (3 players – 1 is all in)
Hero bets $259.80, BTN folds

Turn: ($259.80) K Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($259.80) Q Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $259.80
Hero shows 9 Club K Club J Heart K Diamond (three of a kind, Kings)
SB shows A Heart 4 Heart J Diamond 3 Spade (two pair, Aces and Threes)
Hero wins $72.40
Hero wins $185.40
(Rake: $2.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BB): $160.00
UTG: $577.30
CO: $444.10
BTN: $47.20
SB: $167.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 4 Heart Q Diamond Q Heart 4 Club
UTG raises to $12, 3 folds, Hero calls $8

Flop: ($26.00) 3 Heart 9 Heart Q Spade (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG checks

Turn: ($26.00) 2 Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $24, UTG raises to $98, Hero raises to $148 all in, UTG calls $50

River: ($322.00) 2 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $322.00
Hero shows 4 Heart Q Diamond Q Heart 4 Club (a full house, Queens full of Twos)
UTG shows K Heart T Heart 9 Club 8 Spade (a flush, King high)
Hero wins $319.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I’m happy with my turn line here. He probably calls anyway, but I figured he never has an Ace because he would’ve jammed the flop, so what’s left is 8*** and other random draws that I want him to stick in on the turn for me just in case. Kinda juicy I think.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $699.65
Hero (BB): $160.00
UTG: $420.00
CO: $224.20
BTN: $300.20

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with Q Club K Diamond J Spade 8 Diamond
3 folds, SB calls $2, Hero raises to $12, SB calls $8

Flop: ($24.00) 3 Diamond 8 Spade T Diamond (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $16, SB calls $16

Turn: ($56.00) K Spade (2 players)
SB bets $56, Hero raises to $132 all in, SB calls $76

River: ($320.00) 3 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $320.00
SB shows 4 Spade 6 Diamond K Heart Q Diamond (two pair, Kings and Threes)
Hero shows Q Club K Diamond J Spade 8 Diamond (two pair, Kings and Eights)
Hero wins $317.00
(Rake: $3.00)


Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $138.30
Hero (SB): $276.10
BB: $122.90
UTG: $273.60
MP: $197.10
CO: $286.70

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with 3 Heart K Spade K Heart 6 Heart
3 folds, BTN raises to $12, Hero raises to $40, 1 fold, BTN calls $28

Flop: ($84.00) 4 Diamond 9 Heart A Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $31, BTN calls $31

Turn: ($146.00) 8 Heart (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $67.30 all in, Hero calls $67.30

River: ($280.60) Q Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $280.60
BTN shows 7 Spade 5 Club 6 Diamond 3 Diamond (Ace Queen high)
Hero shows 3 Heart K Spade K Heart 6 Heart (a pair of Kings)
Hero wins $277.60
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (UTG): $216.90
CO: $227.80
BTN: $492.80
SB: $140.30
BB: $186.00

CO posts a big blind ($4)

Pre Flop: ($12.00) Hero is UTG with A Spade K Heart Q Heart J Heart
Hero raises to $20, CO calls $16, 3 folds

Flop: ($48.00) 8 Spade 9 Heart T Heart (2 players)
Hero bets $27, CO raises to $129, Hero raises to $196.90 all in, CO calls $67.90

Turn: ($441.80) Q Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($441.80) 7 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $441.80
Hero shows A Spade K Heart Q Heart J Heart (a flush, King high)
CO shows 5 Diamond 3 Spade 9 Diamond J Spade (a straight, Queen high)
Hero wins $438.80
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $460.20
SB: $212.80
Hero (BB): $400.00
UTG: $214.35
MP: $318.90
CO: $1608.80

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 5 Spade A Club A Diamond 6 Diamond
UTG raises to $14, 4 folds, Hero raises to $44, UTG calls $30

Flop: ($90.00) T Spade 2 Club 6 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $90, UTG raises to $170.35 all in, Hero calls $80.35

Turn: ($430.70) K Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($430.70) 3 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $430.70
Hero shows 5 Spade A Club A Diamond 6 Diamond (a pair of Aces)
UTG shows 8 Diamond J Diamond T Club Q Diamond (a pair of Tens)
Hero wins $427.70
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $480.65
SB: $188.60
BB: $271.90
UTG: $163.90
Hero (MP): $160.00
CO: $334.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is MP with A Heart J Club T Club K Club
UTG raises to $12, Hero raises to $42, 1 fold, BTN calls $42, 2 folds, UTG calls $30

Flop: ($132.00) J Heart J Diamond 7 Diamond (3 players)
UTG bets $121.90 all in, Hero calls $118 all in, BTN folds

Turn: ($368.00) 2 Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($368.00) 5 Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $368.00
UTG shows 3 Spade K Heart J Spade K Diamond (three of a kind, Jacks)
Hero shows A Heart J Club T Club K Club (three of a kind, Jacks)
Hero wins $365.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This could be a spew PF, but I called because of the fish behind me, and because Villain has a monstrous 3b’ing range OOP.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $499.90
BB: $172.00
UTG: $171.80
Hero (CO): $352.00
BTN: $160.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 7 Club A Heart T Club T Heart
1 fold, Hero raises to $8, 1 fold, SB calls $6, BB raises to $28.85, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls $20.85, SB calls $20.85

Flop: ($86.55) 7 Spade T Spade K Diamond (3 players)
SB checks, BB bets $70, Hero raises to $296.55, SB folds, BB calls $73.15 all in

Turn: ($372.85) K Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($372.85) 4 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $372.85
BB shows A Club K Spade J Diamond A Diamond (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero shows 7 Club A Heart T Club T Heart (a full house, Tens full of Kings)
Hero wins $369.85
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $674.40
SB: $160.00
BB: $181.80
Hero (UTG): $170.50
MP: $198.00
CO: $148.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with 8 Club K Heart K Spade 7 Spade
Hero raises to $14, 1 fold, CO calls $14, BTN calls $14, 2 folds

Flop: ($48.00) J Club K Diamond T Spade (3 players)
Hero bets $48, CO folds, BTN raises to $116, Hero raises to $156.50 all in, BTN calls $40.50

Turn: ($361.00) Q Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($361.00) J Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $361.00
BTN shows A Heart 9 Spade 6 Diamond Q Spade (a straight, Ace high)
Hero shows 8 Club K Heart K Spade 7 Spade (a full house, Kings full of Jacks)
Hero wins $358.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $164.00
CO: $754.50
Hero (BTN): $170.40
SB: $180.90
BB: $530.40

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with K Club 3 Club K Spade 2 Heart
2 folds, Hero raises to $12, SB calls $10, BB calls $8

Flop: ($36.00) 3 Diamond 6 Diamond 6 Heart (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $26, SB calls $26, BB folds

Turn: ($88.00) K Diamond (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $21, SB calls $21

River: ($130.00) 9 Diamond (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $111.40 all in, SB calls $111.40

Final Pot: $352.80
Hero shows K Club 3 Club K Spade 2 Heart (a full house, Kings full of Sixes)
SB mucks 5 Spade 4 Heart 7 Diamond 5 Diamond
Hero wins $349.80
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 3 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $894.60
Hero (BB): $295.70
BTN: $168.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 9 Club 7 Diamond 4 Club A Diamond
BTN raises to $8, 1 fold, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($18.00) A Club 6 Club 7 Spade (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $12, Hero raises to $44, BTN raises to $150, Hero raises to $256, BTN calls $10.50 all in

Turn: ($339.00) J Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($339.00) 2 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $339.00
Hero shows 9 Club 7 Diamond 4 Club A Diamond (a flush, Ace high)
BTN shows 3 Club 9 Heart 6 Heart A Heart (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
Hero wins $338.00
(Rake: $1.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $160.00
SB: $436.30
BB: $279.50
UTG: $182.10
CO: $438.80

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with K Club K Heart 4 Diamond 3 Heart
UTG calls $4, CO raises to $12, Hero raises to $46, 3 folds, CO calls $34

Flop: ($102.00) 7 Diamond 2 Heart 8 Spade (2 players)
CO bets $102, Hero raises to $114 all in, CO calls $12

Turn: ($330.00) 9 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($330.00) 7 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $330.00
Hero shows K Club K Heart 4 Diamond 3 Heart (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
CO shows K Diamond 8 Club 5 Diamond 4 Club (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
Hero wins $327.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $186.40
MP: $113.00
CO: $791.50
Hero (BTN): $343.80
SB: $92.70
BB: $577.40

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 9 Diamond Q Club A Spade A Club
3 folds, Hero raises to $12, SB raises to $20, BB raises to $72, Hero raises to $236, SB calls $72.70 all in, 1 fold

Flop: ($257.40) J Diamond K Spade 2 Club

Turn:

Posted By KasinoKrime at 01:34 AM

13 Comments

February 20, 2010

Hilarious "Well" Thread!, PLO FTOPS

What’s Up Degens?

I’m not a huge 2p2 follower, but a friend of mine (2fouroffsuit on DC) posted this as his status on Gmail, and I found myself busting out laughing from reading the ridiculous stories he’s got. If you have some free time, check it out!

I’ll probably be grinding most of the weekend since it’s shaping up to a pretty epic weekend for tourney grinders. Hopefully the tourney donks:

1. Tilt from taking a bad one and dump even more to me in the PLO games.
2. Get bored from the tourneys and spew to me, leading to more tilt and more spew.
3. Tilt away their tourney buy in before the tourney even starts, ha!

I think I’m going to play the FTOPS Main Event, FTOPS HU PLO tourney, and the Stars Sunday Million with some PLO cash mixed in between. Should be fun; ONE TIME SHIP THE FTOPS!

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 07:02 PM

32 Comments

February 16, 2010

PL-Oh.

What’s Up Degens?

50 Cent – You Not Like Me (Why can’t he rap like this anymore? Man, he was sick.)
Young Money – Pass That Dutch (Pretty good song off Wayne’s new album)
MGMT – Tend To Pretend

IRL stuff is going pretty well, although I wish I had more time to focus my energy on getting better at cards. I actually strained my rotator cuff playing too much Badminton (LOL getting a Badminton injury, what am I like 70?), so I’ve had to lay off from that and lifting for awhile which is sort of a bummer… Especially since the weather here is seriously unbelievable. Sorry East Coasters!

In poker news, there’s not a ton to post about right now other than the fact that I continue to be my own worst enemy at the tables. To be honest I’ve been running pretty terribly in the bigger pots, but haven’t been playing well either. Run bad + Play bad = lose.

I’m strongly considering doing the tilters anonymous coaching with JT, but the only thing holding me back is that I don’t really have necessarily a “tilt” problem. When I play, I don’t get angry or frustrated, I truthfully just play rather carelessly. It’s really difficult for me to play well if it doesn’t sting a bit when I lose.. And is probably the #1 contributor to why I haven’t moved up as high or quick as I’d like to. My process usually goes something like this..

1. Learn a bunch, put in a ton of effort towards improving your game.
2. Grind a bunch and pad the roll using my brand spankin’ new lines
3. Contract Cocky Spewy Syndrome (winners tilt) and give a ton of it back because, after all, spewing is way more fun than playing good right? Too bad it’s not as profitable.
4. Use my internal frustration and dissatisfaction with my effort as motivation for working on and improving until I’m playing A game again.
5. Repeat

Blah, so it goes. I suppose I can’t be too frustrated because I played all weekend and ended up basically even, but it’s a little depressing when you do a session review and you realize how many stacks you mindlessly gave away. Sleep in the bed you make, right?

Onto the hands. I’ll show the winners first. There were a ton of hands I wanted to post, but I only posted the bigger and more entertaining ones. There’s so many losers I wanted to post so I could berate myself but I’m saving them for a future post on how to not play PLO.

This one’s pretty standard, still fun though especially since this guy and I had been battling a bit up to this point.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (CO): $409.00
BTN: $382.00
SB: $320.00
BB: $1181.10

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with A Heart A Diamond Q Spade K Diamond
Hero raises to $14, BTN raises to $44, 2 folds, Hero raises to $138, BTN calls $94

Flop: ($282.00) 5 Heart 7 Club 4 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $271 all in, BTN calls $244 all in

Turn: ($770.00) J Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($770.00) 2 Heart (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $770.00
Hero shows A Heart A Diamond Q Spade K Diamond (a pair of Aces)
BTN shows 4 Diamond A Spade T Spade Q Diamond (a pair of Fours)
Hero wins $768.00
(Rake: $2.00)

I’m wondering what others would pick for bet sizing on the river? 42% against known straight on the turn fwiw.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $171.30
BTN: $178.10
SB: $257.80
BB: $413.50
UTG: $462.40
Hero (MP): $292.10

Pre Flop: ($2.70) Hero is MP with A Club K Spade A Spade Q Club
1 fold, Hero raises to $4.70, 2 folds, SB calls $4.20, BB calls $3.70

Flop: ($15.30) 8 Club 6 Spade 9 Club (3 players)
SB checks, BB bets $15.30, Hero calls $15.30, SB calls $15.30

Turn: ($61.20) A Heart (3 players)
SB checks, BB bets $61.20, Hero calls $61.20, SB calls $61.20

River: ($244.80) 6 Club (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $77, SB folds, BB folds

Final Pot: $244.80
Hero wins $241.80
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $261.15
Hero (MP): $200.00
CO: $200.00
BTN: $200.00
SB: $170.00
BB: $200.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is MP with 8 Club J Diamond K Club K Heart
UTG raises to $4, Hero calls $4, 1 fold, BTN calls $4, SB raises to $8, 1 fold, UTG calls $4, Hero calls $4, BTN calls $4

Flop: ($34.00) T Diamond 6 Diamond K Spade (4 players)
SB bets $34, UTG folds, Hero raises to $136, BTN folds, SB calls $102

Turn: ($306.00) T Heart (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

River: ($306.00) 8 Diamond (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $55, SB calls $26 all in

Final Pot: $358.00
Hero shows 8 Club J Diamond K Club K Heart (a full house, Kings full of Tens)
SB mucks K Diamond J Club A Spade A Diamond
Hero wins $355.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Tough to say if I missed out on a lot of value here, but I don’t think you can assume that he shows up with a big hand because he was both barrely, and playing a 80/20 pre flop through 150 hands. I just figured he’d show up with a set, straight, or weak flush much more often than what he did have. This guy was a major fish though, so if I would’ve known he was this strong I would’ve played it differently.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $149.15
Hero (MP): $316.50
CO: $424.65
BTN: $239.40
SB: $200.00
BB: $969.25

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is MP with A Club J Spade 7 Diamond A Diamond
1 fold, Hero raises to $7, 3 folds, BB calls $5

Flop: ($15.00) 6 Diamond 5 Diamond 8 Diamond (2 players)
BB bets $7.50, Hero calls $7.50

Turn: ($30.00) 3 Diamond (2 players)
BB bets $30, Hero calls $30

River: ($90.00) 4 Spade (2 players)
BB bets $34, Hero raises to $135, BB calls $101

Final Pot: $360.00
Hero shows A Club J Spade 7 Diamond A Diamond (a flush, Ace high)
BB mucks T Heart 2 Diamond A Spade J Diamond
Hero wins $357.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This is kind of an interesting hand even though it’s standard. The guy who opened is very nitty UTG, so when he cb’s into two other players even in position it’s almost always 2pr or better. I like c/r’ing better than flatting because if a diamond or broadway comes on the turn it kills my action. Run gooot. 45% equity fwiw.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $602.90
BTN: $128.00
Hero (SB): $400.00
BB: $372.90
UTG: $375.00
MP: $685.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with 9 Diamond Q Club J Diamond K Club
UTG raises to $14, 3 folds, Hero calls $12, BB calls $10

Flop: ($42.00) 6 Diamond T Heart A Diamond (3 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, UTG bets $30, Hero raises to $132, BB requests TIME, BB folds, UTG raises to $361 all in, Hero calls $229

Turn: ($764.00) J Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($764.00) 9 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $764.00
Hero shows 9 Diamond Q Club J Diamond K Club (a straight, Ace high)
UTG shows A Spade 2 Heart 6 Spade A Heart (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero wins $761.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Run goooot.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $67.00
UTG: $658.40
MP: $200.00
CO: $430.00
Hero (BTN): $200.00
SB: $675.05

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with 4 Heart A Spade A Diamond K Diamond
1 fold, MP raises to $7, 1 fold, Hero raises to $24, 2 folds, MP calls $17

Flop: ($51.00) 5 Diamond T Diamond 6 Heart (2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $37, MP raises to $162, Hero raises to $176 all in, MP calls $14 all in

Turn: ($403.00) T Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($403.00) K Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $403.00
MP shows 6 Club 8 Heart 5 Heart 4 Spade (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
Hero shows 4 Heart A Spade A Diamond K Diamond (two pair, Aces and Tens)
Hero wins $400.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I’d consider this a cooler..

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN/SB): $211.50
BB: $120.80

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN/SB with 8 Club K Spade K Club A Spade
Hero raises to $6, BB calls $4

Flop: ($12.00) 4 Diamond K Diamond T Spade (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $12, BB calls $12

Turn: ($36.00) K Heart (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $16, BB raises to $84, Hero raises to $152, BB calls $18.80 all in

River: ($241.60) T Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $241.60
Hero shows 8 Club K Spade K Club A Spade (four of a kind, Kings)
BB shows 2 Heart T Club T Diamond 2 Club (four of a kind, Tens)
Hero wins $241.10
(Rake: $0.50)

I was pretty surprised to be doing so well here, but I’ll take it. Figured he’d have OP most of the time, but I c/r to clean up my outs.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.75 Ante – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $237.75
SB: $1826.40
Hero (BB): $667.25
UTG: $521.10
MP: $816.55
CO: $277.95

Pre Flop: ($10.50) Hero is BB with 7 Heart 9 Diamond T Spade 8 Heart
2 folds, CO raises to $12, BTN raises to $46.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $42.50, CO calls $34.50

Flop: ($146.00) 6 Heart 9 Club Q Club (3 players)
Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $146, Hero raises to $584, CO folds, BTN calls $44.50 all in

Turn: ($527.00) 6 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($527.00) 8 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $527.00
BTN shows 5 Club A Spade 7 Spade 4 Spade (a straight, Nine high)
Hero shows 7 Heart 9 Diamond T Spade 8 Heart (a straight, Ten high)
Hero wins $524.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $200.00
Hero (CO): $216.10
BTN: $606.40
SB: $109.80
BB: $398.15

Pre Flop: ($2.50) Hero is CO with 6 Diamond 7 Diamond T Diamond 9 Diamond
UTG raises to $4.50, Hero raises to $13, 3 folds, UTG calls $8.50

Flop: ($28.50) 6 Spade 3 Spade 6 Club (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $22.25, UTG calls $22.25

Turn: ($73.00) A Heart (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $58, UTG calls $58

River: ($189.00) T Spade (2 players)
UTG bets $106.55 all in, Hero calls $106.55

Final Pot: $402.10
UTG shows J Diamond J Heart 4 Spade A Spade (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows 6 Diamond 7 Diamond T Diamond 9 Diamond (a full house, Sixes full of Tens)
Hero wins $399.10
(Rake: $3.00)

Losers:

This hand sucks a little because I got my money in very bad but I also don’t think I can fold. I think he takes the same line here with just AA**, and I figured that’s a big piece of his 3b’ing range because he 3b the UTG opener, so it just comes down to whether or not he actually has the spades with it or not. Bring the SD one time!

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $141.25
UTG: $603.40
MP: $245.70
CO: $457.10
Hero (BTN): $316.60
SB: $894.50

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with 5 Spade K Spade K Club 3 Club
UTG raises to $7, 1 fold, CO raises to $24, Hero calls $24, 2 folds, UTG calls $17

Flop: ($75.00) 2 Spade 8 Heart 4 Spade (3 players)
UTG checks, CO bets $73, Hero raises to $292.60 all in, UTG folds, CO calls $219.60

Turn: ($660.20) Q Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($660.20) 5 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $660.20
CO shows 7 Diamond A Spade J Spade A Diamond (a pair of Aces)
Hero shows 5 Spade K Spade K Club 3 Club (a pair of Kings)
CO wins $657.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Don’t really like how I played this one, but I’ll explain my reasoning anyway. Flop is std, but basically my reasons for shipping the turn was that I didn’t think they were capable of c/c’ing the flop with the nut straight (guys were pretty fishy), and I also didn’t think I’d get paid if the river paired the board or brought the flush, but with all the money out there I didn’t think they would fold their draws so I could get the money in very good sometimes, and even if they had the nut straight I still have reasonable equity given how much is out there. I think I still prefer calling just because I don’t see them leading 2pr or sets here barely ever, and they also fold worse draws here a lot which sucks. Getting called when you’re losing and getting them to fold when you’re winning generally isn’t a profitable strategy apparently..

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $297.40
BB: $239.25
UTG: $206.35
MP: $70.00
Hero (CO): $224.30
BTN: $678.65

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with A Heart 8 Heart 8 Club A Spade
2 folds, Hero raises to $7, BTN calls $7, SB calls $6, BB calls $5

Flop: ($28.00) 8 Spade 4 Heart 7 Heart (4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $21, BTN folds, SB calls $21, BB calls $21

Turn: ($91.00) K Diamond (3 players)
SB bets $48, BB calls $48, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $196.30 all in, SB raises to $269.40 all in, BB folds

River: ($531.60) J Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $531.60
SB shows 6 Club K Heart J Heart 5 Club (a straight, Eight high)
Hero shows A Heart 8 Heart 8 Club A Spade (three of a kind, Eights)
SB wins $528.60
(Rake: $3.00)

About as good as you can get it in preflop in PLO here. I like my play though because he’s a maniac.. Give him a chance to 4b whereas he might just flat if I full pot it and take a flop off, in which case everyone else is too and this isn’t a hand I want to see with 5 others in the pot with no money behind.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $117.50
Hero (SB): $474.25
BB: $129.80
UTG: $102.95
CO: $133.75

Pre Flop: ($2.50) Hero is SB with 7 Diamond 5 Club A Club A Heart
UTG calls $1, 1 fold, BTN calls $1, Hero calls $0.50, BB raises to $6, UTG calls $5, BTN calls $5, Hero raises to $11, BB raises to $46, 2 folds, Hero raises to $151, BB calls $83.60 all in

Flop: ($272.20) 2 Spade 9 Spade K Heart

Turn: ($272.20) T Heart

River: ($272.20) 2 Club

Final Pot: $272.20
Hero shows 7 Diamond 5 Club A Club A Heart (two pair, Aces and Twos)
BB shows A Diamond J Heart K Diamond K Club (a full house, Kings full of Twos)
BB wins $269.20
(Rake: $3.00)

I’m pretty upset about this hand tbh. My thinking here was that if he c/c’s he has an OP most of the time, and I can definitely push him off that by the river, and I just basically leveled myself here thinking he was trying to rep something simlar to what I had, and then of course I have the blockers which induces me into weighing his range more heavily towards bluffs since he “never” has it since I have two queens. This is a good time to mention that the more PLO I play, the more I realize how blockers only truly matter in very specific scenarios. Me having blockers here doesn’t negate the fact that he’s tight UTG, probably isn’t going to c/c float me OOP with something that doesn’t draw to a straight, and then bet two streets as an all out bluff very ever. I don’t care if I have three queens in my hand; he’s just not doing this without the nuts. Not making folds like this kills my win rate.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $200.00
Hero (BTN): $330.45
SB: $849.30
BB: $296.70
UTG: $212.95
MP: $96.90

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with 8 Diamond Q Spade 9 Heart Q Diamond
UTG raises to $6, 2 folds, Hero calls $6, 1 fold, BB calls $4

Flop: ($19.00) 9 Diamond T Spade 3 Club (3 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $19, BB folds, UTG calls $19

Turn: ($57.00) J Spade (2 players)
UTG bets $50, Hero calls $50

River: ($157.00) 5 Diamond (2 players)
UTG bets $137.95 all in, Hero calls $137.95

Final Pot: $432.90
Hero mucks 8 Diamond Q Spade 9 Heart Q Diamond
UTG shows T Heart K Diamond Q Heart A Club (a straight, King high)
UTG wins $429.90
(Rake: $3.00)

Losing a lot of these lately.. These would be the ones that would be nice to run twice.. When you’re this deep and it’s a flip, it increases your variance a lot if you lose a few of these.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $253.65
SB: $200.00
BB: $202.50
UTG: $474.25
MP: $328.35
Hero (CO): $441.65

Pre Flop: ($2.70) Hero is CO with Q Diamond Q Heart 6 Diamond 8 Heart
UTG raises to $4, 1 fold, Hero raises to $14.70, BTN calls $14.70, 2 folds, UTG calls $10.70

Flop: ($46.80) 2 Spade Q Spade 8 Diamond (3 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $40.05, BTN raises to $166.95, UTG folds, Hero raises to $426.75 all in, BTN calls $71.80 all in

Turn: ($524.30) 6 Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($524.30) A Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $524.30
BTN shows J Heart T Diamond T Spade 9 Spade (a flush, Queen high)
Hero shows Q Diamond Q Heart 6 Diamond 8 Heart (three of a kind, Queens)
BTN wins $521.30
(Rake: $3.00)

Pretty nice flop for him in a 4b pot.. Pretty bad pre-flop by him imo. Villain was 50/40 with 3b of 28% fwiw… Looked him up on PTR and noticed he lost 35bi’s that night playing 100PLO.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $552.10
CO: $66.90
BTN: $212.20
SB: $1163.45
Hero (BB): $241.65

Pre Flop: ($2.50) Hero is BB with K Heart J Diamond K Spade A Diamond
UTG raises to $4.50, 2 folds, SB raises to $15.50, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $52, 1 fold, SB calls $36.50

Flop: ($109.50) 5 Spade 4 Heart Q Club (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $109.50, SB raises to $219, Hero calls $79.95 all in

Turn: ($488.40) 2 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($488.40) T Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $488.40
SB shows A Spade Q Heart 2 Diamond Q Spade (three of a kind, Queens)
Hero shows K Heart J Diamond K Spade A Diamond (a pair of Kings)
SB wins $485.40
(Rake: $3.00)

These aren’t very fun. 75% equity on the flop is very good in PLO imo.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 3 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $234.85
Hero (BTN): $358.90
SB: $200.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with Q Diamond 8 Diamond T Spade 4 Spade
Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, BB raises to $19, Hero calls $13

Flop: ($39.00) 6 Diamond 4 Diamond 7 Club (2 players)
BB bets $39, Hero raises to $156, BB raises to $215.85 all in, Hero calls $59.85

Turn: ($470.70) 3 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($470.70) A Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $470.70
BB shows J Heart 9 Diamond 7 Diamond 2 Heart (a pair of Sevens)
Hero shows Q Diamond 8 Diamond T Spade 4 Spade (a pair of Fours)
BB wins $469.70
(Rake: $1.00)

Very surprised to be behind on the flop. Still had 45% equity.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN/SB): $200.00
BB: $268.25

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN/SB with 3 Diamond 5 Club 5 Diamond 7 Spade
Hero raises to $6, BB calls $4

Flop: ($12.00) 5 Spade 8 Diamond 4 Diamond (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $8, BB raises to $25, Hero raises to $87, BB raises to $262.25 all in, Hero calls $107 all in

Turn: ($400.00) 7 Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($400.00) 3 Heart (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $400.00
Hero shows 3 Diamond 5 Club 5 Diamond 7 Spade (three of a kind, Fives)
BB shows 8 Spade K Spade J Spade 8 Heart (three of a kind, Eights)
BB wins $399.50
(Rake: $0.50)

I’m having trouble winning 4b pots is the theme I think.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $310.75
SB: $247.20
BB: $386.40
Hero (UTG): $200.00
MP: $285.05
CO: $161.30

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is UTG with A Club A Heart 3 Club 2 Heart
Hero raises to $7, MP calls $7, CO raises to $31, BTN calls $31, 2 folds, Hero raises to $134, 1 fold, CO calls $103, 1 fold

Flop: ($309.00) 6 Club 4 Club Q Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $66 all in, CO calls $27.30 all in

Turn: ($363.60) 3 Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($363.60) J Heart (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $363.60
Hero shows A Club A Heart 3 Club 2 Heart (a pair of Aces)
CO shows 6 Diamond J Diamond 6 Spade A Spade (three of a kind, Sixes)
CO wins $360.60
(Rake: $3.00)

Kind of unfortunate I didn’t get HU with this but what can ya do. 37% three ways before the flop even with terrible aces.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $646.25
MP: $172.05
CO: $178.45
BTN: $602.20
SB: $262.00
Hero (BB): $234.10

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 5 Diamond A Club A Spade K Heart
1 fold, MP raises to $7, CO calls $7, BTN raises to $31, 1 fold, Hero raises to $108, 1 fold, CO raises to $178.45 all in, BTN raises to $185, Hero raises to $234.10 all in, BTN calls $49.10

Flop: ($654.65) 2 Club 5 Club 8 Heart

Turn: ($654.65) K Spade

River: ($654.65) J Club

Final Pot: $654.65
CO shows 9 Heart 6 Heart T Spade 7 Diamond (King Jack high)
BTN shows 3 Heart 2 Heart 2 Diamond 9 Diamond (three of a kind, Twos)
Hero shows 5 Diamond A Club A Spade K Heart (two pair, Kings and Fives)
BTN wins $111.30
BTN wins $540.35
(Rake: $3.00)

Sigh.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $200.00
UTG: $78.70
CO: $831.50
BTN: $227.05
Hero (SB): $200.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is SB with 9 Spade Q Heart T Heart A Spade
2 folds, BTN raises to $7, Hero raises to $23, 1 fold, BTN calls $16

Flop: ($48.00) 8 Club 9 Diamond A Heart (2 players)
Hero bets $37, BTN raises to $159, Hero raises to $177 all in, BTN calls $18

Turn: ($402.00) 5 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($402.00) K Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $402.00
BTN shows T Club J Club 5 Heart 8 Heart (a flush, King high)
Hero shows 9 Spade Q Heart T Heart A Spade (two pair, Aces and Nines)
BTN wins $399.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I hope everyone is running well!

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 04:45 AM

12 Comments

February 08, 2010

Badminton FTW!

What’s Up Degens?

People Under The Stairs – Acid Raindrops
People Under The Stairs – Yo

Life has been pretty awesome lately, although the amount of poker playing has been relatively limited. I went back to CO for the X-Games and had a really good time. Even though I lived in CO for my entire life, I still hate the cold weather a lot, which is why I really appreciate being back in Vegas where it’s finally starting to warm up a little bit. Today it’s like 60 degrees or something, so after I write this post I think I’m going to hit the links for a bit to start tuning my game up for the summer.

This might be the first summer that I try to degen a bit on Golf. I used to telL a friend of mine that if you really wanted to strike it rich, you should become a huge bad ass at poker and Golf so you could hustle all the high stakes pros out here. Just nit it up in the poker games, pad their ego a bit, and then hustle them at Golf. I’ve seen videos of Negreanu and Ivey playing, and man they suck! Obviously they handicap it when they play legit players, but it’d still be fun even to play out here for a small amount. If anyone comes out here for the WSOP and wants to do some kind of prop bet with HU PLO and Golf, count me in :).

I’ve also started playing a bunch of Badminton outside. LV is perfect for it because it’s not windy very much, and since it barely rains you can be relatively certain of the conditions each day. If you’re a Badminton hater, I highly recommend going and trying it sometime against a player that likes to try to beat you. It’s a really good workout, and I enjoy it more than Tennis because the stoppage of play in Tennis gets old, and if you’re playing someone who’s really good or really bad it’s just not fun at all.

Before I talk a bit about poker, I want to share a funny story that happened a few nights ago. I was playing the 5/5 PLO at Venetian, and after a nice score I cashed out and was on my way out the door when I saw a friend of mine sitting at the 5/10NL tables. I stopped by to say what’s up, and he told me he’d moved to the table to take advantage of some guy who was apparently black out wasted and dumping chips. As I’m standing there, I start taking a video of this guy on my phone because he’s so wasted, and honestly it’s pretty amazing he hasn’t been kicked out yet. As I’m taking the video, he shouts to the table “I don’t care how much someone bets I’m calling it, even if it’s an all in pre-flop I don’t give a shit take my money”… No, I’m not being sarcastic…

So I of course take the only open seat there is, which is on his direct left. Very first hand, I’m dealt AKo. I open to 50, he min three-bets (hasn’t looked at his cards yet), BB overcalls, I make it 500 straight, drunk guy calls (still hasn’t looked at his cards), BB folds. I ship before the flop is dealt out, he calls before the flop is dealt (still hasn’t looked at his cards). I smile a bit when the door card is an Ace, and the board runs out something like AJxxx.. We turn over our cards, he has JJ so gg me.

Anyways, not a ton on the poker front, so I’ll just quickly post some hands from my last session. I’ll post the losers first.

This guy is absolutely spewing his nuts off. 90/65, 3b’ing 50%. Yummy

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 3 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $420.00
BB: $272.25
Hero (BTN): $421.90

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 2 Spade 2 Diamond A Heart A Spade
Hero raises to $14, SB raises to $46, 1 fold, Hero raises to $142, SB raises to $420 all in, Hero calls $278

Flop: ($844.00) T Spade 3 Club 5 Spade

Turn: ($844.00) Q Club

River: ($844.00) 5 Club

Final Pot: $844.00
SB shows K Club 7 Diamond T Diamond 8 Club (a flush, King high)
Hero shows 2 Spade 2 Diamond A Heart A Spade (two pair, Aces and Fives)
SB wins $843.00
(Rake: $1.00)

Villain is 66/44, 3b pre is standard, flop I’m slight favorite.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $951.80
Hero (BTN): $410.70
SB: $1270.30
BB: $227.60
UTG: $175.50
MP: $498.90

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with K Heart A Club J Diamond 3 Club
UTG calls $4, MP raises to $11, 1 fold, Hero raises to $43, 3 folds, MP calls $32

Flop: ($96.00) 4 Diamond 6 Club 5 Club (2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $96, MP raises to $384, Hero calls $271.70 all in

Turn: ($831.40) 9 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($831.40) 8 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $831.40
Hero shows K Heart A Club J Diamond 3 Club (Ace King high)
MP shows 4 Club 9 Spade A Diamond 7 Diamond (a straight, Nine high)
MP wins $828.40
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $765.50
Hero (UTG): $400.00
MP: $1594.40
CO: $233.70
BTN: $485.30
SB: $102.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with A Diamond A Club J Diamond T Heart
Hero raises to $14, 4 folds, BB calls $10

Flop: ($30.00) 4 Diamond 3 Diamond 8 Heart (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $30, BB raises to $120, Hero raises to $386 all in, BB calls $266

Turn: ($802.00) 3 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($802.00) 8 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $802.00
BB shows A Heart 4 Club 5 Spade 4 Heart (a full house, Fours full of Eights)
Hero shows A Diamond A Club J Diamond T Heart (two pair, Aces and Eights)
BB wins $799.00
(Rake: $3.00)

MBN to flop a straight in 4b pot.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $651.45
UTG: $238.65
Hero (CO): $266.70
BTN: $272.30
SB: $702.25

Pre Flop: ($4.50) Hero is CO with Q Diamond A Diamond A Heart K Spade
Hero raises to $8.20, 2 folds, UTG raises to $26.80, Hero raises to $82.60, UTG calls $55.80

Flop: ($167.70) 6 Diamond 7 Diamond 8 Club (3 players)
UTG bets $155.75 all in, Hero calls $155.75

Turn: ($479.20) 4 Club (3 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($479.20) K Club (3 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $479.20
UTG shows T Heart K Diamond Q Club 9 Club (a flush, King high)
Hero shows Q Diamond A Diamond A Heart K Spade (a pair of Aces)
UTG wins $476.90
(Rake: $2.30)

This is kind of an odd hand because we’re so deep. I could maybe fold the turn, but this is the same guy who was spewing so bad, although he wasn’t really c/r’ing flops light, he was just getting it in very light 100bb deep. I called the turn bc of implied odds, and occasionally I’m still good.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $1148.70
BB: $117.40
UTG: $651.80
MP: $471.00
CO: $183.20
Hero (BTN): $1246.35

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 3 Club T Heart 9 Diamond J Diamond
3 folds, Hero raises to $8, SB calls $6, 1 fold

Flop: ($20.00) 5 Spade T Diamond 9 Club (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $20, SB raises to $40, Hero calls $20

Turn: ($100.00) K Spade (2 players)
SB bets $44, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls $44

River: ($188.00) 5 Club (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

Final Pot: $188.00
SB shows 4 Heart Q Heart T Club J Club (a straight, King high)
Hero mucks 3 Club T Heart 9 Diamond J Diamond
SB wins $185.00
(Rake: $3.00)

tyvm.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $400.00
MP: $813.00
CO: $127.80
BTN: $455.00
SB: $297.00
Hero (BB): $819.25

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with A Club 7 Spade A Spade 2 Heart
UTG raises to $14, 1 fold, CO calls $14, 2 folds, Hero raises to $24, UTG raises to $88, CO calls $74, Hero raises to $354, UTG raises to $400 all in, CO calls $39.80 all in, Hero calls $46

Flop: ($929.80) 4 Heart Q Diamond J Heart

Turn: ($929.80) 2 Club

River: ($929.80) 3 Club

Final Pot: $929.80
UTG shows 5 Club 5 Diamond 3 Diamond 8 Club (a pair of Fives)
CO shows 8 Heart Q Heart 9 Heart 7 Club (a pair of Queens)
Hero shows A Club 7 Spade A Spade 2 Heart (a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $544.40
Hero wins $382.40
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $398.25
SB: $870.00
BB: $140.00
Hero (CO): $431.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with A Heart 2 Heart 4 Heart A Diamond
Hero raises to $14, BTN raises to $48, 2 folds, Hero raises to $150, BTN raises to $398.25 all in, Hero calls $248.25

Flop: ($802.50) J Club 5 Diamond Q Spade

Turn: ($802.50) T Diamond

River: ($802.50) Q Club

Final Pot: $802.50
BTN shows 8 Heart 4 Diamond 8 Diamond 5 Heart (two pair, Queens and Eights)
Hero shows A Heart 2 Heart 4 Heart A Diamond (two pair, Aces and Queens)
Hero wins $800.50
(Rake: $2.00)

Probably could’ve vb a little bigger here but sometimes fish are weird and fold to a psb but call like two bucks less I’ve found.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

MP: $119.50
CO: $913.80
BTN: $200.00
Hero (SB): $1057.70
BB: $340.70
UTG: $470.90

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with A Diamond A Spade J Diamond T Heart
2 folds, CO calls $4, 1 fold, Hero raises to $12, BB calls $8, CO calls $8

Flop: ($36.00) A Club 6 Diamond 8 Diamond (3 players)
Hero bets $25, BB folds, CO calls $25

Turn: ($86.00) Q Club (2 players)
Hero bets $79, CO calls $79

River: ($244.00) T Diamond (2 players)
Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $235, CO calls $235

Final Pot: $714.00
CO mucks K Club 9 Spade K Diamond 2 Diamond
Hero shows A Diamond A Spade J Diamond T Heart (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $711.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I think that’s all for now, but I’ve been writing a few really cool strategy pieces for my blog that I’d like to post later this week, so be on the lookout for that. I hope everyone is running well, and didn’t lose too much on the game last night!

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 09:31 PM

14 Comments

January 29, 2010

Toughest Home Game Ever, Going to X-Games!

What’s up Degens?

Del – Mastermind (one of my fav songs ever, superrr sick beat. Be sure to check it out!)
Eminem – Chemical Warfare (pretty sick flow imo)
Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (listen to the last verse of the song; so sick!)

I also think everyone should check out AMT’s most recent blog post. Dude is a smart guy, and has some really cool strategy and insight into being a grinder.

Life has been pretty amazing lately, but super busy. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to play that much poker because school started again (FML), so the majority of my poker activities have been centered around coaching. I’ve also come to the realization that I’m completely cursed with computers. The Windows/Fusion part of my Mac pooped out, so HEM and all of my hands on Windows are basically gone, so I had to buy PT3 so I could play with a HUD on the Mac. Then once I finally got that working, the HUD would just simply not work, but fortunately a friend helped me get it up and running. It’s pretty frustrating having so many computers problems. I mean.. All I do is surf the web and degen. It’s 2010, why the fuck can’t shit just work?!?

I just picked up a bunch of new students, and a few of them are pretty sick poker players. One of the things I enjoy the most about coaching is having the opportunity to associate myself with a very wide range of poker talent. I’ve coached people who play .01/.02, but I’ve also coached people who play 5/10+. You’d be amazed at what kind of things you learn just from comparing the thought process between the different categories of players.

Something that’s cool about living in Las Vegas is having the opportunity to meet and hang out with some pretty high level poker players. A dude I met out here named Russ (loosefer on Stars) invited me and a couple of friends over for a “friendly” live game the other night. It was by FAR the toughest lineup of players I’ve ever sat with. Six handed, everyone at the table played professionally, and half of the players were 10/20NL or higher players. WTF was I thinking? Fortunately I escaped -$500, so I can’t really complain. I’ll probably go back and play eventually because I love the challenge, but I have to be massively -EV in the game. It’s great practice though, and the only way to get better at poker is to play people who’re better than you. I just wish it wasn’t so damn expensive to find them, ha!

I tried to get them to play HA to even it out a bit since NLHE isn’t really my strength as much as theirs, but nobody agreed :(. Here’s a few of their PTR’s. Pretty sick players. Better game selection next time?

FTP Russ
PS Russ
Kai
Danny
Andrew

I’m flying back to CO this weekend for the X-Games in Aspen. I’m stoked! My uncle lives up there, so me and a few friends are going to stay with him for a couple of nights. I went to the X-Games last year and it was a blast. Aspen is a really cool city, and the environment is electric with the games in town, so I’m sure the bars will be kickin’… Although snowboard chicks aren’t really my thing, maybe I’ll find a diamond in the rough, haha.

I’ve played a few hands, so I guess I’ll post some of the more interesting ones. The first one is only interesting because it’s one of those spots where you bet on the smaller side to induce, but then once you DO induce, you’re not sure how happy you are about it. The reason I was a little uncomfortable here was because Villain was pretty passive, so I wasn’t so sure he would do that as a bluff, since he probably just calls one more with big draws since I bet on the smaller side. If I do think there’s a chance he’s bluffing, I should probably just make up my mind and flat, and then let him bluff off the rest of his chips on the river instead of shipping and only getting called when I’m beat, but meh. I play bad apparently.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 6 players
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Hero (CO): $342.80
BTN: $369.65
SB: $901.75
BB: $279.65
UTG: $339.25
MP: $200.00

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is CO with A Club A Heart 6 Spade 8 Diamond
UTG calls $2, 1 fold, Hero raises to $10.80, 3 folds, UTG calls $8.80

Flop: ($26.40) 6 Heart 8 Club K Club (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $26.40, UTG calls $26.40

Turn: ($79.20) 8 Heart (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $42, UTG raises to $123.60, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $305.30 all in, UTG folds

Final Pot: $326.40
Hero wins $323.40
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 5 players
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Hero (CO): $308.00
BTN: $857.20
SB: $200.00
BB: $319.70
UTG: $184.80

Pre Flop: ($4.50) Hero is CO with T Heart 6 Diamond J Diamond 7 Heart
UTG calls $2, Hero raises to $10.50, BTN calls $10.50, 1 fold, BB calls $8.50, UTG calls $8.50

Flop: ($44.50) Q Spade 9 Diamond 5 Heart (4 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero checks, BTN bets $35, BB folds, UTG folds, Hero calls $35

Turn: ($114.50) J Heart (2 players)
Hero p>

In the hand above, I’m curious as to what kind of line others would take on the turn. I decided not to c-bet the flop because even though you don’t get c/r’d a ton on this board, getting c/r’d would really suck because i have a lot of BD equity, and besides I can play the turn pretty easily in a lot of scenarios, so I think checking is fine. Villain is a kind of bad aggro reg. I keep going back and forth between leading and c/r’ing. What do y’all think?


Very standard. Villain is very aggro.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
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SB: $182.00
BB: $193.00
Hero (CO): $200.00
BTN: $269.80

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with 9 Club Q Spade T Club 3 Spade
Hero raises to $6, BTN raises to $21, 2 folds, Hero calls $15

Flop: ($45.00) T Diamond J Heart 5 Club (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $45, Hero raises to $179 all in, BTN calls $134

Turn: ($403.00) 3 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($403.00) 6 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $403.00
Hero shows 9 Club Q Spade T Club 3 Spade (two pair, Tens and Threes)
BTN shows K Heart K Club T Heart 2 Spade (a pair of Kings)
Hero wins $401.00
(Rake: $2.00)

Bad turn for me..

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
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Hero (BB): $499.55
BTN/SB: $225.60

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 4 Diamond 7 Heart 5 Diamond 3 Spade
BTN/SB raises to $6, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($12.00) 6 Diamond K Club 5 Spade (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $12, Hero raises to $48, BTN/SB raises to $156, Hero raises to $480, BTN/SB calls $63.60 all in

Turn: ($451.20) 9 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($451.20) A Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $451.20
Hero shows 4 Diamond 7 Heart 5 Diamond 3 Spade (a pair of Fives)
BTN/SB shows T Spade 7 Spade 4 Club 8 Spade (a straight, Nine high)
BTN/SB wins $450.70
(Rake: $0.50)

I think a c/c works too, but whatever you can do to induce works fine too, lol. Kind of a funky line I took, but I like it I think.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 3 players
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Hero (BB): $383.90
BTN: $189.00
SB: $279.75

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 3 Spade 9 Club K Heart K Diamond
BTN raises to $4, SB calls $3, Hero calls $2

Flop: ($12.00) 5 Heart 6 Club K Club (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $7, SB folds, Hero raises to $33, BTN calls $26

Turn: ($78.00) 4 Heart (2 players)
Hero bets $56, BTN calls $56

River: ($190.00) 8 Diamond (2 players)
Hero bets $45, BTN raises to $96 all in, Hero calls $51

Final Pot: $382.00
Hero shows 3 Spade 9 Club K Heart K Diamond (three of a kind, Kings)
BTN shows 2 Diamond 2 Club T Club A Club (a pair of Twos)
Hero wins $381.00
(Rake: $1.00)

Weeeee.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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Hero (UTG): $337.65
MP: $208.75
CO: $265.75
BTN: $161.75
SB: $225.60
BB: $345.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is UTG with Q Diamond K Diamond A Heart 2 Heart
Hero raises to $7, MP raises to $24, 1 fold, BTN calls $24, 2 folds, Hero calls $17

Flop: ($75.00) T Club 2 Spade A Diamond (3 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $75, BTN raises to $137.75 all in, Hero raises to $313.65 all in, MP folds

Turn: ($425.50) K Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($425.50) J Heart (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $425.50
Hero shows Q Diamond K Diamond A Heart 2 Heart (a straight, Ace high)
BTN shows 6 Spade A Spade 9 Diamond J Diamond (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Hero wins $422.50
(Rake: $3.00)

You can’t re-spew a spew monkey!

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
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Hero (BTN/SB): $199.50
BB: $135.85

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN/SB with K Club Q Club A Club T Club
Hero raises to $3, BB raises to $9, Hero raises to $27, BB calls $18

Flop: ($54.00) 6 Diamond T Heart 6 Heart (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $54, BB raises to $108.85 all in, Hero calls $54.85

Turn: ($271.70) 5 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($271.70) 4 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $271.70
Hero shows K Club Q Club A Club T Club (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
BB shows 2 Heart Q Diamond J Heart 9 Heart (a pair of Sixes)
Hero wins $271.20
(Rake: $0.50)

Get there!!

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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BB: $195.00
UTG: $18.40
Hero (CO): $219.05
BTN: $184.90
SB: $243.20

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with 9 Diamond 7 Spade 5 Heart 6 Club
UTG calls $2, Hero raises to $9, 1 fold, SB raises to $31, 1 fold, UTG calls $16.40 all in, Hero calls $22

Flop: ($82.40) 4 Spade 9 Heart 2 Club (3 players – 1 is all in)
SB bets $82.40, Hero raises to $188.05 all in, SB calls $105.65

Turn: ($458.50) 8 Heart (3 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($458.50) A Diamond (3 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $458.50
UTG shows 5 Spade Q Spade 2 Diamond 2 Heart (three of a kind, Twos)
Hero shows 9 Diamond 7 Spade 5 Heart 6 Club (a pair of Nines)
SB shows K Heart K Club J Club 7 Heart (a pair of Kings)
SB wins $401.15
UTG wins $54.35
(Rake: $3.00)

Sorry for the lame post, but not a ton going on right now that’s very interesting. I hope everyone is running well and enjoying the beginning of the year. Go Nuggets!

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 08:36 AM

147 Comments

January 15, 2010

I Love This Game

What’s Up Degens?

I just realized it’s been a few weeks since my last post, so I’ll try to do a little catching up without boring everyone to death or going overboard. Like always, here’s a few songs I think everyone should check out.

Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (Just Step). Mobb Deep is one of my favorite artists, but I prefer their hip-hop type songs than the gangster I’m gonna spray your brains shit. Their lyrics are pretty ridic, so be sure to check it out, especially the last verse.

Raekwon – Gihad. Cool beat, me likey.

The last few weeks have been really awesome. In my previous post, I mentioned how my main poker goal for 2010 was to maintain my focus on being a learner and not a winner. Learning should definitely always be your priority, and winning is just a nice bonus for learning a bunch and improving your game.

For the past couple of weeks, my mindset has completely changed. I’ve been practically sprinting out of bed to get to the computer and watch videos, review hands, post on forums, and have mainly just been really enthusiastic about getting better. At the beginning of the day, I’m mainly just saying in my mind “man, I can’t wait to see how much I learn today, or how much better I’m going to get”, instead of what I used to say, which was “man, I can’t wait to see how much money I win today”. I think this is a really positive step in the direction I want to go with poker because honestly there’s so much variance in poker (particularly PLO) that if you only focus on winning money, you’re going to be pretty depressed on the days when you don’t. Your thoughts eventually devolve from “I can’t wait to see how much money I make today”, to “man, I hope I don’t lose as much today as I did yesterday”. Focusing your progress and results on learning allows you to win something EVERY DAY. I’ve come to the realization that my goals in poker will never actualize unless I learn the necessary skills to get there, and there’s no better time to begin than now!

To prove to myself that I was only going to focus on learning and playing my A game, I decided to move down in stakes and play 6 tables. I’ve spent about two weeks playing PLO100, and have done pretty well. I think I’m up something like 30bi’s, but more important than winning I’ve learned a lot about what it means to play within your bankroll, and how much clearer decisions are when you are completely detached from the money. I was having a conversation with a student the other day about the progress he’s making. He explained that it’s a great feeling to be able to go back and play his old stakes and basically crush the regulars that he revered when he first started playing. I remember when I first started playing PLO, I figured I’d be the happiest guy in the world if I could beat PLO100 for a decent clip on a consistent basis. I vividly remember feeling terrible after losing 10bi’s the first time I played PLO100, and basically tilting my nuts off because I felt completely uneasy and unprepared for the new limit. The regulars seemed so good! They were more aggressive than the PLO50 regs, and I didn’t know how to adjust; I was completely uncomfortable with almost every situation that came up.

Oh, how things have changed. It’s been really awesome going back and playing and seeing things wiht a clearer perspective. Understanding that you’ve actually made some progress in your game in the past 18 months or so is a huge confidence builder. Sometimes if you have really elevated expectations for your game, you feel like you’re not improving at all, or you’re even getting worse, which is a terrible feeling. Anytime you’re putting a ton of effort into an activity and aren’t getting back what you feel is deserved, it’s a very empty feeling. One of my favorite quotes is “You must always be asking yourself if the juice is worth the squeeze”.

For 2010, I’d like to continue my focus on learning and not worry about the money at all. I’m going to learn my ass off, and build my bankroll by learning the most I can from every article, book, coaching session, video, and playing session I can. I don’t care if I lose 20bi’s in a session; if I learned 20 bi’s worth of information then I’ll be happy. The money will eventually come back. I plan to advance my game by doing several things:

1. Get the most out of my coaching with LearnedFromTV. This will probably be the activity I’ll be focusing on the most, both because I paid a lot for his book/coaching package, but also because I think the stuff he’s teaching me is really juicy, and truthfully a pretty scarce resource to the rest of the PLO world.

2. Post more in forums. I’m pretty bad at posting in forums, but I’m a member on like five different forums so there’s no excuse to not be getting in there and learning from the posts of others, as well as analyzing tough spots as well.

3. Play more HU against students. I’ve really learned a lot by playing a few of my students in the past few weeks. It’s been fun because between the four of them, they are all really good poker minds, have been successful in different areas of poker (HUPLO, MTT’s/Cash, 6max etc.), so adapting to each style and making the correct adjustments has revealed some pretty glaring flaws in my game. I also have picked up some cool tips from them in regards to how to adjust to certain player, and I really like some of the lines they take in several spots. It’s been really useful.

4. Be honest with myself. The first step to being a solid poker player is taking the most objective perspective you can when analyzing your play and the play of others. Whatever situations I come across, I want to be as honest with myself about whether I played it profitably or not, and what the weakest parts of my game are. I want to find myself in as many uncomfortable situations as possible, and then turn them into a strength in my game. For example, one thing I’d like to work on is playing 200bb+ against opponents. It’s a big disadvantage if you don’t know how to play deep stacked in PLO for a few reasons. First, pots get huge, and stacks are constantly trading. Additionally, fish love to play deep, so you’re losing a ton of ev if you don’t know what the correct line to take is against them on later streets. I play to get better at this through always buying deep (even if that means moving down), and playing deep HU as much as possible.

By focusing on these four things, I hope to finally reach my goal of playing 5/10 by the end of the summer. It will take some work and grinding, but I think it will definitely be worth it once I get there.

Here’s a few tips for anyone that’s reading this and wants to know how to crush the lower and micro stakes of PLO. Although PLO 100, 200 and 400 get tougher as the stakes increase, I noticed several glaring mistakes that players make at PLO100 that aren’t as common at PLO400 and higher. You’ll still see a bunch of these mistakes at PLO200, but a little less.

1. Players really don’t three bet enough, but particularly OOP. One thing I’ve changed in my game that I’ve found to be really effective at all limits is 3b’ing a wider range OOP against aggressive late position openers. Assuming we’re 100bb deep, there’s a lot of advantages to widening your 3b’ing range OOP, particularly against the players who are opening aggressively in late position. I’ve said in earlier posts that the two main reasons for 3b’ing are for isolation and for value, and that doesn’t change when you’re OOP. Another good reason for 3b’ing instead of flatting out of the SB is because flatting puts in you many tough spots by reducing your options postflop significantly. If you flat instead of 3b, the BB comes along a very high percentage of the time, so bluffing postflop becomes really tricky unless you get a good board to do it on or you flop some reasonable equity that you’re comfortable c/r’ing with.

2. Players
The kind of hands I like to 3b with are a variety of middle and upper rundowns, and then big suited broadways and double paired hands, and generally any hands that have a reasonably smooth equity distribution postflop. This makes sense, because we’re mainly just looking to flop a strong piece of equity we’re either comfortable going with on a variety of boards, or that dominates our opponent’s getting it in range. Also, I like 3b’ing rundowns because you not only get it in with good equity on a wide range of boards, but you can rep A-high or K-high boards easily as well. It’s probably not a surprise that I’m unenthusiastic about 3b’ing trashy AA** and KK** hands OOP (unless Villain is super fit/fold postflop). Most opponents place a high percentage of AA** or broadways in your OOP 3b’ing range anyway… So I don’t know about you, but telling our opponent what our hand is, making the pot big, and giving him position on us doesn’t sound too appealing. Strong KK** and AA** hands (mostly the ones that have smoother equity distribution) are still fine to three bet though.

Three betting lowers the SPR for us, which is good when we’re OOP because it’s much more difficult for the BTN to bluff us, which means we force him to play more ABC against us. There’s very few boards where an opponent can bluff raise us with an SPR of 3, so it makes our value betting/calling ranges more defined, as well as our bet/folding ranges. Having the initiative is really important for maximizing our fold equity, since we’ll be c-betting most of the time when we 3b OOP. In general, we mostly want the SPR to be lower OOP and higher IP.

Mostly just make sure you’re 3b’ing late position openers with high card smooth hands and your life will be easy.

2. Regs miss out on a ton of value. Thin value betting is the name of the game, particularly since the state of the games at the lower limits is really passive. Players calling ranges are so wide, that you can get some insane value in spots you never thought possible. It seems like everyone is so scared of “value-owning” themselves, that they’ve forgotten about bet sizing. I see a lot of regs checking back J high flushes against monster fishes that would call them with bottom two.

On the topic of value, it’s important to recognize the correlation between the amount you bet and the range that’s calling you. More simply, the bigger you bet, the narrower the range that will call you (assuming normal calling ranges, obviously big fish have inelastic calling ranges but that’s a discussion for another day), and the smaller you bet, the wider someone will call you. For the sake of examples, let’s say we’re playing .50/1 NLHE, and I open to $500, you’re only going to call me with monsters, but if I min raise, you’ll call me with a very wide range that includes Ax hands, Kx, and both suited and unsuited connectors and pairs.

Let’s use a simple example with a postflop scenario. You raise preflop and get called by a loose-passive player in the blinds. Flop is T46dd, LP checks, you bet 8 into a pot of 10 with Jd7s4s9c and get called. Turn is the 2d completing the flush, and the LP leads 10 into 18, you call. River is a brick, LP checks, and with a pot of 38, how much should you bet? I see a ton of regs checking this back. You can honestly bet like 1/4 here to get called by a very wide range that included straights, two pairs, and worse flushes. Obviously if you bomb the river you’re probably only getting called by bigger flushes, but by betting 1/4 pot or 1/3 pot, you can widen his calling range considerably. A big mistake of beginning players is thinking that they can only bet big on later streets for value, and that in fact their only two options are to bet big or check back so they don’t “value own” themselves. Who cares if you value own yourself for 1/4 pot? Given how wide is calling range is, the times he calls you with a better hand are far less frequent then the times you show a winner in a situation like that.

The one thing you really need to be aware of when value betting thin on the river is the player type you’re doing it against. If you think he’s capable of bluff-raising you light, don’t value bet thin. You’ll be forced to b/f the winner too much. Contrastingly, if you think an opponent is capable of value-betting thin, then you can check raise bluff HIM on the river.

Anyways, I guess I’ll post a few hands to wrap it up that I’ve played in the last few weeks. I’ve saved probably fifty or so hands to post for the blog, but I kept putting off the blog until now, so I’ll just post the best ones for entertainment.

Winners:

Fun Flop
Here’s one from awhile ago that I found that I think is funny. What line would you take on the flop when you flop this strong? I like mine personally. If I check it’s too obvious, If I bet small people often will call once and then fold later, so it’s hard to get value that way. The pot is already pretty big, so I don’t think someone can throw away trips if I bomb it. Plus, they know I’m capable of 3b’ing light in that situation, so knowing that I’m capable of 3b’ing non-AA hands is definitely in the back of their minds. It looks like I’m bluffing, ya? What do you do there with trip Jacks? I don’t think I would fold tbh lol.

River Value
I want to talk about this hand because we had some discussion about these concepts earlier. First, I like min opening hands like this because these players weren’t very 3b’y, so if they do 3b me I can fold pretty easily since my hand plays terribly against a tight 3b’ing range. But it plays fine MW, and in general I prefer min-raising over limping, because if you limp, players will isolate you light, but if you min-raise, they’ll play more straight forwardly, and it’s harder for them to define your range. In general, anytime I can widen my range and narrow theirs, I’m happy to do so.

Anyway, posflop is where it gets interesting. First, we’re going to harp on Tomc for a sec. His bet sizing on the flop is very bad. Pot these flops into two other opponents always imo. It’s wet, and against a c/r’ing or c/c’ing range your equity isn’t going to be super awesome, so by only betting 2/3 pot he’s widening our calling ranges on a board where he probably shouldn’t be. My turn bet is really standard for obvious reasons. I have the nuts, but the board is pretty bad and I have no redraws. Once he calls, his hand is basically face up as either a set or two pair, or a missed draw.

The river kind of goes along with what I was referring to earlier about value betting on the river. We know he doesn’t have the nuts, so how do we select our bet sizing? I picked 31 because I figured his range was either the ignorant straight, a missed draw, or a set/2pr. I definitely want a call, but if I bomb the river he’s going to lay down a set or 2pr very easily. I chose something close to 1/4 pot because I knew he’d probably still call me with most of his range, but since he’s aggressive, it gives him room to try to turn his missed draws into bluffs as well. I might be able to bet like 51’ish, but I think you get the point. I think I picked a lower amount because I weighted his range more heavily towards missed draws than made hands. If I knew what he had, I probably would’ve bet bigger since he’s never going to bluff raise me, he’s only going to call with that type of hand. Make sense?

Gotcha
-Opponent is pretty barrely, and on this kind of board I like flatting because there aren’t that many draws, so I’m ok gambling that the draw doesn’t get there and giving a free card to try and get him to commit on the turn and win a stack. Fortunately it worked out. 100% equity on the turn is nice.

Standard
His hand is pretty bad for calling 3b’s fwiw.

Nice Flop

Weekends FTW

570bb yay

This is why Jacks suck deep imo

LOL
-This one is sort of standard, but I kind of want to mention it because I don’t normally 3b UTG openers very much, but these are the sort of hands to do it with that are non-AA. The KK are smooth enough, we’re deep, and he was pretty aggro so I know he can have a reasonably wide UTG opening range. Plus, I figured he could stack off 200bb with something like he did :).

wtf is he doing?

Weeeee

Games Are Good

Big Flop 3 Way

Losers:
KKKQ = Nuts imo

:(
I considered 4b’ing pre flop, but meh. This guy’s an aggro fish, so this is definitely the top of his range. He should fold a lot, pretty standard but my equity should be pretty good here overall. So it goes.

Weird Hand
Am I supposed to just call the river??

Awkward Spot
It’s a weird spot because of the stack sizes and being OOP. Plus it’s tricky to judge your equity because I have the NFD but a lot of non-SD outs. Having the pair here is big though. The problem here is that he was a tight player, so his UTG opening range is suited rundowns, broadways and big pairs. He would never c-bet this flop lightly in position, so I know he has a hand. I figured he has a set or two pair here a lot, and then the rest is combo draws that I’m doing ok against, and I probably even have a little FE. Calling is awkward because spades and straight cards kill my action, so since I’m never in like super terrible shape shipping was my only option. Being OOP sucksss. Standard though.

vul
Felt like I ranged this guy to almost exactly what he had, but meh. I have blockers to sets, so he always donks draws here, so basically waiting for a safe turn and shipping is the only play. I love position!

87% Flop Equity, wtf is he doing?

Weirdest Hand Ever
I should honestly just copy paste my analysis from the email convo I had with someone about this, but basically the moral of the story is I should have checked back the riv. Villain is nitty 18/8/0 through 100 hands, 1.0 aff, and this deep I would’ve heard from QJ already, especially if he has a redraw, and I really can’t see a single worse hand on the river that calls me. If I am going to bet, I should be something like 30 just in case he somehow rivered a jack high flush or by some act of God has tens full, but he basically never ever does given the board texture. Bet sizing is everything! I had 7 tables open at the time, and just kind of looked over, saw that I filled up, and typed in bet, and then like right when I bet, I shouted “NO! HE HAS ACES FULL, HE’S GOING TO C/R ME, FUCK!”. So it goes. Would’ve been the sickest check back everrr.

Yuck
Don’t think I can fold riv. And he still calls me with 100% of his raising range, which I think includes enough 8’s full, 86 and A6 combos to be profitable for me.

One Time!
Like LFTV says, this is one of those situations where you just call pre flop until you can’t anymore.

I think this ended up being longer than I expected it to be, but meh. Like I’ve said before, I have a problem with writing short entries, so hope y’all don’t mind. Kudos to those who finished and checked out the hands. They’re pretty entertaining imo. I hope everyone is running well!

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 02:31 AM

13 Comments

December 28, 2009

Learning vs. Winning, Transitioning to PLO?

What’s up Degens?

As always, here’s some music you should consider checking out, particularly if you like East Coast rap.

Raekwon – New Wu (classic Wu beat)
Busta Rhymes, Ghostface, Raekwon – The Heist (beat is ridic. If you don’t find yourself bobbin’ your head to this you should probably get your pulse checked).
Jermaine Dupri – Turn It Out
Jermaine Dupri – Protectors of 1472
Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm

First, I came across a couple of unique pieces of information that I think are worth checking out if you’re considering making the transition to PLO, or learning it to supplement your NLHE game. One of the most common questions I get from students or members if whether or not they should make the switch. Well, here’s a couple of links that should help answer your question.

2p2 Thread

SlowHabit Blog

I also stumbled upon a blog post I saved from a little over a year ago that I felt was inspiring. I saved it because at the time, I was feeling down in the dumps about my progress in poker, and the words gave me the inspiration I needed to keep working hard. Apparently it was written after he binked a Sunday tourney or something. I don’t have the link for the blog, so I’ll just post the text below.

I just wanted to extend a genuine thank you to those who checked out my video! Overall, the consensus seemed to be quite good and I have enjoyed engaging with you guys in the forums. The videos to come are going to show a lot of cool hands, but also and more importantly it will show you how to stay alive when going card dead. It will also show you what I feel are the best ways to extract maximum value from your big hands when deep in a tournament (this is a vital part of success in MTT poker because it allows you to avoid taking coin flips, or puts you in a better position to take them when they come about!). I look forward to getting some feedback on the next one guys so stay tuned!

On a side note:

I thought I’d take the opportunity to discuss what’s been going on with me in poker since I took down such a huge life changing score. Basically, I had been chasing a win in a major tournament for several years, always coming up short on the deep runs that I would have. When I won this tournament, my initial gut reaction was “Yes!” A confirmation of all the hard work and dedication I have put into the game (you get that “fist pump Tiger Woods sensation” go through your body because you know you earned it). I did of course finally run very well, holding up in all of my 75-90% situations and winning most key coin flips and sucking out a few crucual times heads-up; but winning uncontested pots to stay alive was what got me there. Anyway, from the standpoint of the money, its obviously nice to have padded my BR by a substantial margin :) But in reality it is not what is important to me, the success of my hard work is really what I care about. The point I am trying to make here is that I want to encourage you guys to chase success, because money in poker, is the bi-product of dedication and hard work. I’m sure there are many of you out there also trying to chase that big tourney win, I encourage you to go for it! Just know, that an academic approach to the game and fierce competitiveness are the only ways you will get there. If any of you would like to discuss more about what its like to get that big score, how to handle it, or have any life, or poker related questions feel free to comment on my blog, I’d be happy to discuss with those who are interested.

Take care guys,

And once again thanks a lot for checking out my videos.

Dave

I’ll try to get IRL stuff out of the way, even though the bulk of the post will be consumed by poker stuff…

Our family does Christmas a little differently than everyone else. My nephew lives with his Mom in Vail, and because of this he spends Christmas eve/day with her, so we always do presents/festivities a few days before the actual Christmas day so we can all spend it together. It’s cool how Christmas changes as you get older. Now I mostly look forward to getting wasted off wine and whiskey with my brothers, but when I was a kid, Christmas was seriously like the super bowl for me; it was my time to shine baby! Seriously, think for a second how sweet it is to be a kid on Christmas. Everyone gets all amped up to give you a bunch of stuff you’ve waited the whole year to get, and they record it like it’s the last time it’ll ever happen. It’s so sick!

So since we did all the Christmas stuff first, my parents headed up to their ranch for Christmas Eve/Day, so it was the first year I’ve ever spent Christmas alone. Most people would describe as being extremely extroverted, but I definitely like to chill by myself and get some work done as well. I have to admit though, knowing that the rest of the world is partying, opening gifts, and chilling with their family is sort of bummed me out a little. Sure I could’ve hung out with some friends and their families, but somehow it just wouldn’t feel the same, and for whatever reason (as stupid and unfounded as it sounds), I don’t like being intrusive on other people family time.

Overall though it ended up being a blessing poker-wise. I’ve written in previous entries about how my biggest leak is in the “bottom end” of my game. The synopsis is basically that I have trouble playing my A game, usually play too long, ignore my stop loss, and basically destroy my winrate by failing to adhere to all the necessary “outer game” stuff you need to be a professional at this game. Last week, I was fortunate enough to hit a small downswing (11bi’s), and I couldn’t be happier about it to be honest. Sometimes a downswing gives you the motivation you need to evaluate your game as objectively as possible, figure out why you’re losing, and what kind of leaks you need to plug.

This forced me into the realization that I’ve been ignoring an extremely useful and important piece of advice that I always give to my students; don’t focus on being a winner, focus on being a learner. When I initially started playing PLO, my determination was incredible. I watched four videos a day, and took really great notes and went over them repeatedly. I’d keep them in my backpack and memorize them when I was in class. Before every session, I’d re-read them, and then after my sessions I’d go over them again and see what kid of “rules” I’d broken during the session that might give me clues as to why I lost money. Since I didn’t have a coach or any friends who played PLO, the notes were basically the only reference I had to guide my learning process and validate/invalidate my lines at the tables. I’d guess my study/play ratio was probably 2 or 3 to 1 in the beginning.

Once I felt I was “good enough” to beat levels up to 400PLO, I became complacent, and took for granted all of the hours of work away from the table it took for me to get to that point so quickly. During the last ten days or so, I feel like I’ve been able to pinpoint several reasons for why I’ve struggled to play my A game, and why my learning has plateaued over the past month or so. And in the spirit of New Years Resolutions and actively seeking new directions in life, I’ve outlined how I’m going to improve my game over the next few months so I can finally get closer to getting what I want out of poker.

When I first started playing PLO50, I was OBSESSED with playing correctly and taking the right lines. I literally didn’t care about the money. I only cared if what I did was going to win or lose me money in the long run, and why. If I made a bad call or a bad bluff shove, I’d literally lose sleep over thinking about whether my play was profitable or not in the long run. I’ve noticed that something happens when you finally move up in stakes, and the money you win or lose can actually change your life for the better or worse; you begin looking at the bottom line, and you start caring about being a winner instead of a learner. Once you feel you’re good enough to beat the regs at a particular stake, you sit down and expect to win whenever you’re playing. After all, why waste time getting better when that time could be spent making money at the tables? You reason with yourself that the time you spend watching videos or posting on forums is costing you tons of EV, because everyone is sooo terrible blah blah blah. But once you hit a bad stretch, the feeling of unsureness creeps in, and you start to question your abilities and the accuracy of your judgment. Even if you’re not absorbing information that’s going to double your win rate or drastically improve your game (at least consciously), devoting some time away from the table to studying will give you the confidence and security of knowing that you’ve paid your dues, and help you feel comfortable with any outcome from your session. After all, confidence (no matter how you attain it), is paramount to success in poker. Some people have it naturally (damn those freaks!!), but people like me need the assurance of knowing they have put more hours than their opponents to feel confident they’re going to crush.

Anyway, the point here is that going on a downswing made me realize that I was uncomfortable in a lot of different spots, which is the worst feeling in the world for a poker player. I was looking at my goals for last year, and the first one on the list was “I want to get good enough to the point where I don’t want to find myself in a spot where I’m uncomfortable or don’t know what to do”. Some people have told me they don’t watch videos because they don’t learn anything, or they become bored. I understand that videos aren’t for everyone, but one thing I will say is that when I’m in a good routine of watching videos, my thought process seems to improve a ton. For example, when you’re watching Vanessa, DJ, or anyone who gives explicit reasoning for why they’re taking certain lines, it will naturally encourage you to do the same thing during your sessions as well. In Baseball, players take “dry hacks”, which is basically a visualization exercise where you’re supposed to pretend like you’re taking perfect swings without someone pitching to you. Watching videos gives you the same benefit if you take the right approach. Asking yourself how you would play a hand or simply observing someone sessioning allows you to view hands at no cost. One of the greatest benefits I’ve gotten from coaching is being given the opportunity to constantly analyze hands and deconstruct opponents ranges, and those of my students, all the while getting paid for it. It’s like getting paid to practice. Pretty awesome!

Anyway, the last week has been spent watching videos I’ve either been too lazy to watch, or re-watching old videos that I haven’t seen in awhile. Since I’ve improved a lot in the last year, I’m able to take away new pieces of information that I couldn’t the first time I viewed them. I’ve also had the opportunity to play one of my best students deep stacked HU for practice as well, and I can already tell it’s going to improve my game a lot. I’ve mentioned before in videos on how the quickest way to improve your game is to play someone good HU. There’s several reasons for this. First, there’s a reason why the best players in the world are HU specialists. In HU, you can’t just isolate the fish and avoid the good players, you have to either adjust or go bust. Against a good player, you’ll find yourself in many close spots, and you’ll also have to focus on finding and exploiting their weaknesses if you want to have any chance of winning. After playing someone good HU for awhile, going back to 6M will seem like a breeze… I promise!

I’m fortunate enough to have a couple of friends/students to play against for practice. One of them is a former Norwegian student of mine, and I’d like to share a couple of facts about him because it’s a very cool story. He’s the quintessential “learner”, and he’s had a ton of success moving up in stakes by playing almost solely HU PLO. When I first began coaching him in June, he was playing 25PLO 6M, but eventually (like most northern Europeans) got into playing HU, and his game really took off. He has since been able to move up to 200PLO HU, and will probably continue to crush because he’s smart, and has a really good work ethic. He records all of his sessions, takes notes on videos, and is truly a student of the game. It’s cool to see someone move up who deserves it, and him and I have already learned a lot and gotten better just from playing super deep HU PLO matches. It’s good because he’s more experienced with HU than I am, and I also know he won’t quit me. One of the reasons I stopped playing HU was because the hit-n-running was getting really excessive, and was tilting me bad enough to the point where it was hurting my 6M game as well. After our sessions, we go over the hands together and talk about optimal lines we could take against each other (depending on meta, player types etc.), and then also analyze what lines we would take against different opponents as well. I did the same thing with my old NLHE coach, and it helped me immensely. I would two table him for an hour or so, and then afterwards he’d tell me why he destroyed me, and how I can adjust to counter him. I recommend this to anyone who has a friend who’s willing to commit to it.

So like I said, the last week has been spent focusing on learning and getting myself on a disciplined schedule heading into 2010. I decided to drop down in stakes for a couple of weeks and focus on playing my A game, taking the right lines, and gaining my confidence back. I’ll probably continue to do this, and play HU against Marius or anyone else who wants to for awhile until I an convince myself that I’ve reverted back to being a learner and not a winner. One of my favorite quotes is “take care of the process, and the results will take care of themselves”. If you’re game is improving, then winning money will happen naturally.

DJ Sensei is in Boulder for the next few days, so I’m going to meet up with him before I head back to Vegas on the fifth. For NYE I’m going to a pretty big party in Denver, so I’m super stoked on that. Other than that, life is good and I’m looking forward to 2010! I’ll probably do the goals for next year etc., next post, but for now I’m going to watch some videos and do a coaching session later on. I hope everyone is running well!

Oh ya, and here’s a quote from Tiger Woods about practice that I feel has some definite applicability to poker. Enjoy!

“I refuse to let anyone outwork me. That’s the reason I log so much time on the practice range. Besides, hard work is the only way to maintain a competitive edge, and I enjoy the process. The key, though, is to practice with a purpose.

My philosophy has always been to identify the weakest part of my game and to focus on turning it into a strength. That approach will work for you, too. Make an honest assessment of your game, and determine where you’re losing most of your strokes. Whether it’s the driver, irons, wedges or putter, simplify your instruction to get better. Find a professional to help you identify your flaw and provide the correct instruction to fix it. Then tailor your practice sessions so that most of your time is spent on improving that part of your game. That’s the fastest way to get results"

-Tiger Woods

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 09:45 PM

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December 19, 2009

Grindin', Ya Know What I Keep..

What’s up Degens?

As always, here’s some good music you should definitely check out if you haven’t heard it before.

Lil Wayne – Oh No
Wu-Tang – It’s Yours
Jay Z – The Watcher 2
Ghostface Killah – One
Clipse – Virginia
Clipse – Intro
Clipse – Keys Open Doors
Clipse – We Got It For Cheap
Clipse – Mr. Met Too

Tons of Clipse songs here, but I’ve been in a bit of a rut with them lately. I used to be obsessed with them in college, but since I started listening again, I’ve grown to appreciate their style. Some of their stuff is too hardcore for me, but their flow is pretty sick, and you can’t really go wrong with Neptune beats. I read on FoxwoodsFiend blog that he think they’re the best lyricists out there. I’m not sure if I completely agree with that, but they’re definitely sick.

I’ll try to get IRL stuff out of the way. First, I wrote in my previous blog about how I smashed the shit out of my old computer in an effort to take advantage of the accidental warranty at Best Buy. The girl at the front told me they couldn’t accept the shrapnel that was formerly known as my computer because it was in more than two pieces, so I figured I’d screwed myself out of getting a new computer, which is one of the main reasons I caved and bought a Mac.

Given how bummed I was that my negligence screwed me out of getting a free new laptop, you can imagine the amount of delight I felt when I got a call today from Best Buy telling me they’re going to exchange my laptop afterall! LO fucking L! I like how the chick originally tried to bluff me with the two piece clause, and then felt the need to assume the role of my mom and lay a huge guilt trip on me for not taking care of my shit. Awesome! If anyone out there want’s to buy a cheap laptop, let me know. Retail on it will be somewhere around $1200, but I’ll definitely give it to you for less if you contact me soon so I don’t have to bother trying to sell it on the internet.

Before I chat a bit about poker, I wanted to give you guys a few links to some blogs I think are worth checking out. I’m a pretty big blog reading degen, so if I come across some good posts I’ll be sure to provide them in the future.

Just Fucking Do It
I liked this blog because I think it applies to anyone who isn’t absolutely destroying the small or midstakes (basically all of us). Sometimes reading blogs like this can be the kick in the ass you need to become motivated enough to realize your potential as a cardplayer.

Success and Failure
This one is pretty awesome if you want some solid advice on how to improve your game (and ultimately win more money) by doing the right things away from the table. Tony can be a little immature sometimes, but I think overall he offers some really great insight for poker players, particularly aspiring ones.

Overall, poker has been going pretty poorly lately, but that’s alright. I’m satisfied with how I’ve been playing, and as always, the luck will come back around in my favor, so I’m not worried about it. I’ve been putting in a reasonable amount of hands lately, so it’s good to be on the grind a bit while I’m picking up new students and constantly learning new material. It’s a little frustrating when you feel like your game is improving everyday, but you don’t necessarily have the results to prove it.

I’ve been doing some thinking about the little things players can do to immediately increase their winrate without improving much skill-wise.
1. Play on the weekends – Particularly if you’re a PLO player, the games are amazing on the weekends. You can probably nit it up a bit more than you normally would, and just go to value town on all the players who are playing the Sundays and 1 tabling PLO. This doesn’t mean giving up getting laid or boozing with your friends, but if you’re serious about making money playing this game then you need to be putting in volume when the environment is best for it. It’s literally free money on the weekend. Just sit for an hour or so before you got out partying and watch your bankroll grow.
2. Table Selection – There’s no shame in picking the tables with the weakest players. Unles s you’re looking to improve your game by playing better opponents, take the extra few minutes to pick your tables and seats wisely. Personally, I go through every single 200 and 400PLO table and label each player with a color code that designates them as fish, regular, or unknown. Since fish and bad regs are designated blue and red on my tabs, I simply cruise the lobby looking for the tables with the most blue and red, and either jump in right away or get on the waiting list. For example, if someone buys in for an awkward amount and is one tabling, you can be relatively certain that they’re going to play much softer than a reg playing 4-6 tables. This will also help you when you’re multi tabling and keeping an eye out for good tables that are opening up.
It’s also useful if you play HU, because if someone sits with you and you already have a note that they’re a fish or a one tabler, then you can use this to your advantage. Any type of read/information you can accumulate will allow you to make more accurate reads, so spend a few extra minutes choosing the tables that are more profitable for you.
3.* The quickest way to double your winrate is by doubling your bet size -* I see too many of my students betting big on bluffs and small with big hands looking to get paid. For the most part, people’s big leak in PLO is calling too often, so use this against them! Especially if you’re playing at the lower stakes, get in the habit of building pots with your big hands and draws, and get out of the habit of slowplaying. You’ll be surprised how often you get called by very bad hands. Especially against passive players, get in the habit of always betting with your value range, because too often they check back anyway, and by missing bets on the flop you’re costing yourself money on later streets. Pots in PLO grow geometrically, so if you fail to bet the flop, the pot will be significantly smaller on the river than if you had. Don’t FPS, just bet!

Here’s some hands from the last couple of days. Some of them are standard, others are hilarious, but so it goes. I’m really not sure why the HH converter won’t work for me, but I’m just going to have to link all of them again.

Some Losers:

Worst Turn Ever
Why didn’t he just ship the flop? lol.

:(
I was surprised to see still had 24% equity.

You’re not supposed to lose these.

Poorly Played
I’m not a fan of how I played this hand for a bunch of reasons. I’m really not doing well at all against his range here because he was pretty passive, and against the nuts I only have 42% equity but against something like what he has I’m in terrible shape. An argument can be made for calling the raise on the flop and repping a boat on later streets, which I think I like the most. Also if a diamond peels off, you can be pretty sure if you’re good or not anyway. Overall this is just one of those hands where I was playing a bunch of tables, saw the board and my hand and just decided to get it in without paying enough attention to the player involved and my alternative lines. Situations like this, it’s important to remember that because it’s a single raised pot, you can play more than one street, and all the money doesn’t always HAVE to go in on the flop.

Meh
This looks pretty bad, but I’m fine with it. This player was very barrely, and I didn’t think he’d just donk pot on the flop with a set or a straight. Instead I figured he’d c/r, but I guess I’m wrong.

Good Turn, Bad Riv

Standard
Although sometimes I’m in very bad shape, there’s many more hands I’m doing well against or flipping with so a call here for less than 100bb is standard. Deeper it becomes a little more complicated.

93% on Turn

LOL Turn

80% Turn
Nice min-3b pre flop there…

Get there!
Even with his blockers I still had 65% equity.

Get There #2!
That’s basically always the straight on the turn. There’s many good rivers for me though..

Tough River

Some Winners:
Yummy
I’ll Take It
Run Gooot
I’d been raising his cb’s a lot up to this point, so I thought there was a chance he could stack off light here. Standard I guess.
Games Are Good
Don’t Play Like Him
Standard
LOL@River Call
Reasonable Equity I suppose
Thin Value
Good Barrel

Hopefully y’all are running better than I am. Happy Holidays!

GL,

John

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