Archive for the '$ 25nl x 4 or less tables of FR' Category

Losing hands review

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Collection of my biggest losing hands recently. No stats. He may know that I’m squeezing, so my range may be ahead of what he thinks I have, but low flop so I commit with QQ. I’m not a big fan of his flop shove. Unless he’s intentionally trying to represent a panic shove with AK […]

Session 8

Monday, July 11th, 2011

A 60/20 over just a few hands. I expect him to call my raise of his min-raise with a huge range, so raising bigger would have been a good idea. When he check/raises a dry flop I think I’m ahead 97% of the time against this type of player with 3% or less of the […]

Session 7

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Still keeping it up This is against a 70/33 who stacked up a few hands earlier against the player in between us. Turn is a bad card but I think sometimes he (or his fellow players like him) check/raise the turn with A7/K7/99/TT or 78 type of hands as well. On the other hand there […]

Session 6

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

A short session 5 in between. Here a 60/40 isoraises a 60/5. Both their ranges are huge, so I 3 bet and raise the flop donk bet. It turns out that he had previously donk bet his only other opportunity as well. This one was a little scary; the guy who 3 bets is a […]

Session 4

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Holdem Manager allows me to select all the biggest hands in three different ways; either the biggest wins, the biggest losses, or the biggest absolute value.  I only discovered this last one, so that seems the simplest way to review hand histories. Then I can delete the boring ones and post the others here. Here […]

Starting again

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

For the last 3 days I’ve got myself to play 200 hands a session at $25nl. So far 649 hands, 3 sessions, 18.2/13.6, 3B 1.1, W$SD 47.1, Steal 41.9 My early PFR is a surprising 13.6, while the button PFR 55.2, in keeping with the steal percentage. I’m marginally winning at all positions with a […]

Session 5

Friday, May 13th, 2011

It had to happen sometime. Session 5, negative $1.87 for the session. That’s nice in that it breaks the streak of up sessions ’cause that always puts pressure on me. EV plus still at $14.27.  19.7/15.9 over 394 hands playing 3-5 tables. Lost 44 bbs early raising a 40 bb stack who open limped from […]

Session 4

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

240 hands or so (I’m still on one with the only remaining fish). 20.2/15.5, 48.50 bb/100, plus $35.14 which is pretty much my EV for the session as well. Lost 18 bbs raising 78s c-betting a 655. 8 on the turn and I check/called. I probably should have check/raised. I was afraid to just bet […]

Day 2

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

(Thought that I posted this three days ago when it was current. Guess not.) 378 hands, 14.9/12.0,+$11.36 but +EV$23.66, bb/100 of 11.96 so down quite a bit from the ridiculous heights of the first day. Still, up almost $90 in three sessions of $25nl. Biggest loss, shoving AK over a 40bb SS who 3 bet […]

Back in the saddle again

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I convinced myself to make the redeposit on Stars. I can’t resist the 50% bonus and I think that I can play enough, even on the reduced player base and bad time zone, to make it worthwhile to grind $25nl. So I deposted $200 of the money that I cashed out of Tilt and started […]

Time to grind up a roll again?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Today being a holiday I thought I’d finally give the ring games a go since I can play earlier and there might be more action with European players on. So I start up Stars, find that there are a few high VPIP $50 tables and I try to get on four. And then I’m caught […]


Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Just wanted to muck around last night. Found one $50nl table that looked promising but I trapped myself first hand not raising AT after the button limped and the SB completed. Flop came Ace high and I check/called, turn is a 5 and check/called, river is a brick and I check/called, losing to his 55 […]

Short session, interesting hands

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Some interesting hands from a very short session. I had 40 minutes max to kill, so I thought I’d open a couple tables. This one is a 50bb minimum table that had 3 players on it. I joined and then it filled up really fast. I only had one other similar table going since I […]

Trapping myself

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Here’s an example of a mistake on my part, leading to me taking a risk, followed by some unfortunate turns of circumstances. I have AA on the button. Early position raise. Standard play, 3 bet, but here I look at the guy’s stats, something like 40/33, so I think here’s an opportunity to trap a […]

Documenting losing

Friday, March 26th, 2010

I need to document this, as vague as it is. I’m in a funk, and I need to look at it so that I have this to refer back to. The downswing started with the “Raise Everything” project at Rush Poker. I expected to be losing money with this but I was doing it for […]


Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Another session of Raise Everything at rush poker. VPIP of 66, PFR of 59.9, minus bb/100 of 75.38. And that’s in spite of stacking one guy who was willing to get it all in on a Qxx 2 tone board when he min 3 bet me with AQ, but I hit my flush on the […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Haven’t posted much in the daily, mostly because my poker volume is way down. September mostly consisted of playing 2 tables a day for 15 minutes at Tilt to complete the Take 2 promo. I successfully managed to do that, losing a net of $13 in the process as a result of the 55 that […]

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Here’s an interesting hand from my mini-sessions at Tilt chasing their promo. Very first hand at the table, so no reads at all. Full Tilt, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 8 Players Hand History Converter by Stoxpoker BTN: $2.95 (11.8 bb) SB: $32.01 (128 bb) Hero (BB): $25 (100 bb) UTG+2: $19.70 (78.8 bb) MP1: […]

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Not doing well for a daily grind blog, since it’s been a while since updating. But I haven’t played much poker at all, other than keeping up with the Full Tilt promotion. I’ve finished 15 days = $25, so 10 more to make the full $50. Sessions have only been 15-20 minutes and my FTPs […]

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Sigh. Working on the Full Tilt promotion again, second hand at one of the tables. Open limped, min raised, called, I raise KK and get two callers. Low two tone flop. I bet, and get shoved over. Could be a set, two pair, paired ten, flush draw, or combo pair/draw, so I call. So I […]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Not much to report. Only played two session for the Tilt promotion, covering two days against Tilt’s server time. Web based points tracker was veeerryy slow to update with the first session. Fortunately I had kept a screen shot of my cashier when I sat down so I knew that I was up around 4 […]

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Day 6 of Tilt’s promotion complete. The web update seems slower and slower, but it would make sense that it would be somewhat delayed as that keeps cheap nits like me playing for another orbit or so making sure that I clear the minimum.So I keep quiting as soon as the update says that I’m […]

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Not much to report; played 10 mins of 25nl to earn 1.57 FTPs, or something like that. I’ve now gone from 8 the first day to 4 the second. Now I’ve got it down to just enough. I don’t know if the promotion makes it more or less worthwhile to play at Tilt though. I […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

So yesterday I played about 10 minutes of poker. Just enough on Tilt on two tables of 25nl FR to earn an FTP for the September promotion. I haven’t played cash there a lot, but even to me it seems like there are more short stackers than usual; people with small bankrolls trying to get […]

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

So I sat at Party for a while, 2 tabling 25nl, which was 1/3 of my current bankroll there. Finally had an up session and managed to recover the rest of my original deposit, so with the bonus I’m up to $100 there. Yay! Don’t think I’m going to make the new bonus; 100 Party […]