August 24, 2016

Wednesday 24th

Plan today was to finish up the MP and move onto Co/BU

got a bit lazy and end up just playing a quick 85 hands

will read a few post from 2+2 but overall bit disappointing day of poker 

Total time study today 1 hour

total time this week studying 3 hours 40 minutes

Total hands played today 85

Total hands played this week 521

Posted By winadil at 01:21 PM


August 24, 2016

Tuesday 23rd August

Todays plan is to go through my poker database and look at my preflop game and flop cbetting

The requirements that I will be looking at are

pot is bigger than 20bb

Pot was raise Preflop

Today's goals is look at MP

Things I need to improve on
-Cbetting when MW with little/no equity
-Calling Donk flop with little/no equity x2
-calling 3bet with out the right cards x5
-took stab but only beating bluff on river
-cbetting when MW with less than TP/OESD/FD x 4
-double barrelling with less than TP/OESD/FD x 2
-cbetting with underpair when HU??
-If bluffing turn /river must be 3/4 PSB not 1/2 PSB

Things to maintain
-folding good hands pre to 3b (looks good but plays poorly in 3b pot)
-value bet well with big hands

todays study time 1.5 hours

Total time study this week 2hour 40 minutes

Hands played today 378

Total hands played 436

Posted By winadil at 01:04 PM


August 22, 2016

Monday 22nd Aug 2016

Todays plan is to go through my poker database and look at my preflop game and flop cbetting

The requirements that I will be looking at are

pot is bigger than 20bb

Pot was raise Preflop

After going thought just the Early Position there was only 18 hands that came up under the above filters

things that needed to be fixed

-Calling too light

-calling big bets off with average holding with little reads (AJ on A73 after being C/R shoved on)
-cbetting on wet boards with underpairs (KK on AJ9dds board)
-calling 3 bets with SC OOP
-2nd barrell with little/no equity
-If bluffing turn/river must be 3/4(not 1/2) PSB on both cards

things to maintain
-Value betting well when ahead
-good 4 bet size
-constant preflop raise/range

time today spent studying 1 hour 10 minutes

total time spent studying this week 1 hour 10 minutes

played 58 hands today

total hands played this week 58

Posted By winadil at 12:59 PM


August 22, 2016

getting back into the game

This is my new blog

plan for the week is to study/play at least 10 hours before friday night where i plan to play cash game at the casino

given that I got hammered Last friday night as I was just playing below par

some of the reason why I played bad where

-being too aggressive

-not reading my opponents well-giving them too much credit or no credit at all

-not taking my time to thing about the hand

Short terms Goals(weekly)

-study at least 10 hours a week

-play at least 1000 hands 6max per week

Medium Term(monthly)

-review my play

-try to evaluate my game and fix major leaks in my game

Long term(3 months)

-move up in online 6 max stakes

-crush live game

Posted By winadil at 11:43 AM


March 07, 2015

variance is a bitch

7th March

1st session

warm up: was ok thought about plan off attack etc what I plan to work on today was cbetting and ranges

1st hour

89off calling fro a gutshot and 2 over on a limped pot on the flop and turn was a bit too loose

AQ off thought it was too tight to fold on flop but not strong enough to raise should raise preflop or maybe fold pre but given villains ranges from LP I was playing too scared 

89 was silly bluff against unknown player and I had no equity in the hand

45 clubs in BB I felt I played well was nice semi-bluff on turn and good river bluff sizing.

2nd hour

got Ak back to back first one played ok, second one flop was way too wet and given villains ranges was good to check was folding too a bet on turn, as villain checked I bet trying to rep a flush or a big draw but villian is calling most hands river bet just look weak should be check/folding given villains ranges.

AK against UTG raise I like my 3 bet sizing but need to cbet flop after checking hand just screams AK and I missed didn't mind calling turn bet as was small and I think I would get paid if i hit.

10-6 hand just silly bluff trying to rep the 8 against villain who just beat me in the previous pot I think I was trying to get my money back or try and make a crazy move but didn't really have much reads on villain as he had not shown and hands at showdown.

went through mental game, relaxed won a  few small pots.

Overall play was Ok started to get into some old bad habits,

:calling with off suit connectors, 

:doing random bluffs against unknown villains, 

;not calling for right odds

2nd session

warm up: not that great really didn't get into the zone.

1st hour

Big river bluff, call on the flop was not that great calling 70 into a pot of 170 for straight draw thought I had implied odds, river bet I thought was good trying to rep the flush I think if Villain didn't hit his second pair on the river he folds more often than not.

AQ thought I played OK got out flopped but had flush draw against short stack, was happy with c-bet and calling as I think I am ahead of range more often than not.

Lost big pot with 2 pair vs flush draw & pair, thought about raising on the flop but given villains 3 bet range thought I was ahead, turn he shove I am pretty happy with the call 65/35 as he hit the Q on the turn and rivers the flush!!! bit of variance just hurts when it goes the other way.

reloaded, didnt really play many hands which was kinda good after getting slammed with variance.

K9 clubs raises pre as in CO playing 6 handed 4 callers happy with c-bet given that I had a flush draw, the villain would call with any J  3 or flush draw. I hit the turn K maybe slow down for pot control but like the SPR so easy push on turn I river the flush but villain had flopped boat with J3!!!

last hand of the night limped with Q9 off on the button, tek raises from the blinds to 30 which does not really mean muchas range is super wide, 1 other caller, I call

flop is 3of clubs6of spades9of spades

Tek bets 60, jenny calls, I have 230 so is either push or fold, I elect to push as villain ranges are too wide so I could be good right now and might have enough fold equity that I can take it down. jenny calls with 78 spades and river straight which kinda sums up my night.

At this point I was down and out and left,I Just think that it was one of those night where variance is a bitch.

I start to play a little worst (calling wider preflop and getting drawn into hands I am not really comfortable playing either OOp or Ip with poor cards) which makes the variance worst and then I play a little worst etc till my game is just bad.

Overall I would say I played C

play generally got worst as variance kicked i, losing big hand against Ozzy hurt did recover ok but nver really playing MY A game was making decent folds but still making small mistakes that are costing me.

Posted By winadil at 07:10 PM


February 25, 2015

Saturday 21st Feb

plan of attack for today was have a big decent session and see how I handle things

1st hour

started at 6pm which is a little different for me, I didnt really do a good warm up session kinda rushed it. Didn't really think about what I planned to work on tonight and just thought about the baseline things (preflop,stacks,odds,mental game) overall 1st hour went well nothing really major got lucky when short stack shove on low flop I called after I made cbet and spiked a K on the river. thought i was ahead of the players range most of the time.

2nd hour

3 betting little light with A9 off after guy 2 position to my left raised pretty loosely was happy with raise but got a few too many callers hit the A of the flop with a 9 high flush draw but got massive check raised and I left the hand go.

3rd hour

start the run of being very card dead played pretty much 2-3 hands in the whole hour. Lost with KK against calling station who calls OOP with A9 off hit 2 pair when heads up on A9x board I did check back on the flop,when villain checked 2nd time thought i was ahead, tried to get some value and ended up paying the guy off.

played 52 suited well tried to steal with a big raise preflop but as usual got a few too many callers, I did check the flop as did everyone else as was a lowish flop A hit on the turn then i bombed it and took it down was quite happy with how I played it.

4th hour

still card dead,folding well is frustrating but good poker. played AQ ok against calling station he just isnt laying down top pair or better to c bet maybe should check back the turn and evaluate the river.

5th hour

Nice win with AA was kinda lucky with so many callers preflop SPR was good so got it all in on the turn, playing great TAG

getting loose with preflop calling raise with Q8 club for 20 then calling 3 bet of 70 maybe a little bit of boredam and hoping to hit big and get stack of guy.

6th hour

tighten up a fair bit but playing position well not trying any crazy moves as table is very loose and aggressive, playing great poker reads are good

getting a little loose preflop need to tighten up, AJ hearts hand was a bit loose I had out but still way too much variance. Should most likely fold to 3 bet but since I was certain there was going to 2 other callers. call on the flop was loose but as villians range was huge not that bad of a call I think.

7th hour

playing a little loose am getting tired making a few mistakes preflop calling a little wider

8th hour

folding a lot nothing really happening

played JJ bad not beating much on the river

left at 2.25

overall review

I think today session was a great example of being card dead there was times me folding for 15-20 hands in a row when facing raises etc. for that I can say great job,

I think i only played 2 hands poorly the AJ as should fold the flop more often given the stack sizes. and the JJ hand as I was beating nothing with 8855x board.

up till the point where i paid off Pete I think I was playing A+ game just thought the fact that I was folding very well and not really getting into any tough decisions. which gave the free mental energy to look at other parts of my game. while I did have a long session I dont think it did that well after 6 hour or so I think for future sessions I should be either splitting them up (6pm-9pm then 11pm-2-3am) as i have done in the past as it gives me sometime to relax and not get mentally tired) or just show up 8pm then play till 2am.I also have the decided when I am going to leave and make the move to just get up and leave and not feel guilty, If I got up early on the last few sessions I would of won another $3000-$4000 which is killing my win rate. while the figure of $500 is good I dont really want too just book a $500 win when the game is really good where i can win a lot more but on the flip side I dont want to stay and then donk off winnings and ended up leaving down, something to really look into 

over the session was B+/A- I didnt really make that many mistakes but still making them that are costing me dearly as is the nature of the game

Posted By winadil at 09:30 AM


February 21, 2015

2nd Week of feb

12th Feb

Overall play seemed ok am still making a few little mistakes like calling down light,raising with poor hands in EP etc. was value betting well and c-betting great made a decent lay down was unlucky that had the same hand (AK) but given the history with player that it was the bottom of his range.

overall Play B

13th Feb

Played ok, made a few bluffs as I thought player was weak,just didn't bet enough or maybe should not bluff as player has a habit of calling down TP a lot

Was value betting a lot very well so ran my stack up very well as I had a great run of cards I think I should of left at 2am when i planned too and not stick around as I was getting tired, which is a big problem that I have . I need to have the guts just to get up and leave and not fell guilty

overall play at time A other times C- so overall B/B+

14th Feb

started the night so well got a few good hands and ran my stack up well, then things started to go wrong trying to outplay a drunk women and paying her off with Air. there are a number of things that I did wrong such as

Bluffing too much- people where playing way too loose and calling down super light, I should of taken notice of this and not get frustrated and start firing of bullets with air.
C betting was too much- as above should be value betting don't be afraid to give up now and then

Raising with average card in wrong position - these are the types of things that are holding me back from being a decent player, going back into my old style of play. the added effect of the other problems just compounded the errors and was costing me dearly in the end

Calling small preflop raising with average cards- even thought I might be getting a good price I have to learnt just to fold and move on and wait and be patience. getting roped into a hand that I didn't really want to play in the first place was costing me bad ( J8-Q9 kinda hands $15 pre, 20-30 once i hit a flop with a pair or draw, calling the turn for 30-50 then having to fold river or worst paying 50-60 cause I am getting a decent price and I might just be good ends up costing me 60-100+ when I should just Fold cause of poor position)

Being way too aggressive- just bombing the flops,c-betting way too much people are going to start to call down lighter because they are just not going to believe me that I have something, no problems IF i have a hand but with little too no equity just wasting money.

mental game just went out the window, I didn't have my alarms set so was not taking breaks to re-evaluate my game, play was just overall poor and was real disappointing in my play, after I did well the last few session to improve my self I think this was a great wake up call about what I had really learnt over the last few weeks.

Overall I would put the play at E+/D- 

had a great start and maybe I should of left early when up but the game was great too play just played it poorly and then tilted.

Posted By winadil at 05:54 AM


February 21, 2015

20th Feb

20th Feb

In for 800 out 427.5

did warm up,

1st hour

playing OK nothing real special up and down 100 or so. getting a decent read on players. felling OK

2nd hour

Lost AA vs 10 10 short-stack no biggie went thought mental game just shook it off.

bleeding chips slowly, feeling OK No real big hands.

3rd hour

Bad preflop call with 79 off for 25 against poor player. really card dead ended up leaving early due too work.

Overall play

Even thought I lost I thought I played pretty well, I was folding great didn't get frustrated being card dead for a very long time. I didn't try to make any crazy plays, I did make a few loose preflop calls but I did tighten them straight away. Was a little tired but still playing a pretty good game overall I would rate play as B+ things that I need to start working on are C-Bets and trying to put players on ranges.

Posted By winadil at 05:30 AM


February 21, 2015

19th Feb

Thursday 19th Feb

In for 1000 out for 1450

did poker warm up, feeling good going into tonight session

1st hour 

Played well preflop. playing well not any hard spots so far.

2nd hour

Playing OK, played 9 10 suited hand OK didn't go crazy used position well didn't mind calling 4 bet as i thought I was getting a good price. Q6 hand played OK till river should be check/folding not betting as only really beating a draw and playing was most likely going to call. Folding well preflop.

3rd hour

10 10 hand not really happy how it played out, calling preflop too wide with connectors, Peeling flop a little too much with air. Got lucky on runner runner straight and got paid well then won massive pot with set of 9's overall.


Overall I would say I played C+/B- game was folding well just have to start fixing small mistakes which are costing me. C-betting a little too much have to start thinking about what the other player has and what they think I have.

Posted By winadil at 05:00 AM


February 08, 2015

weekend total review

Thing that I learnt this week

  1. Warming up before play while only taking 5-10 minutes is great to get me into my poker-zone
  2. Trying to work on 1-2 things at a time while playing is good this week it was all about preflop play and not tilting
  3. I think that taking a quick 5 minute break every hour so did well for my game as I went to the toilet had a quick break reflected on my play for the last hour rather than the session as a whole, It also game me time to write notes about that hour rather than trying to remember the whole session, it gave me a good insight to how I play over the night
  4. Folding Preflop makes it easier for me to think about other things, So when I do get into a hand I am not mentally drained from playing so much.
  5. Mental side of poker is just important as poker itself, while I didn't win much $$$ this Friday and Saturday I thought overall my poke play has reached a new level
Things that I need to do this next week

  1. keep studying poker , just cause I played well for 1 week it doesn't  mean I am going to play like that always. I want to get to the point where I dont even think about Preflop poker it is just happening with out me thinking about it
  2. I have to start putting players on ranges, and give them profiles (calling station,tight, rocks) while i can do this for most of the regs as i have played against them a lot need to keep doing this as it will make my life easier so when it come to the tough decision I wont be mentally tired 

Posted By winadil at 05:08 AM


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