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  • 6 max grinding through the micros challenge blog

    Starting Felix's 6max cash game challenge. Don't really have too much time at the moment as I'm in my final year of University, but whatever spare time I have will go towards poker.

    Limiting myself to a maximum of 4 tables, and will play sessions lasting about an hour

    Results of session 1:
    Stake: $.01c/.02c NLHE
    Time played: 62 minutes
    Hands played: 386
    Result: +$5.64

    Overall results:
    $5.64

    Comments:
    Have been trying to stay away from the regs and get into a lot of situations with the weaker loose passive players. So far so good.

  • #2
    Nice start Hero and good return for the hour. I would certainly advice you to look at Felix's videos at grinding up through the micros if you have not done so already.

    TC

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    • #3
      Thanks! I already viewed the 2NL and 5NL videos, I was planning to view the rest once I (hopefully) move up

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      • #4
        Session 2:

        Time Played: 61 minutes
        Hands Played: 340
        Result: $+2.30

        Overall Result: +$7.94

        Here's an interesting hand; I'm not sure if I should have fired a river bet here...
        PokerStars Game #69298028610: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2011/10/21 8:43:32 ET
        Table 'Thyestes IV' 6-max Seat #5 is the button
        Seat 2: Jokomaster ($5.10 in chips)
        Seat 3: Rashjke ($1.74 in chips)
        Seat 4: Hero2580 ($3.31 in chips)
        Seat 5: tbIkaBka ($2.03 in chips)
        Seat 6: Davidhcsc ($1.62 in chips)
        Davidhcsc: posts small blind $0.01
        Jokomaster: posts big blind $0.02
        *** HOLE CARDS ***
        Dealt to Hero2580 [Ks Ad]
        Rashjke: folds
        Hero2580: raises $0.04 to $0.06
        tbIkaBka: raises $0.12 to $0.18
        Davidhcsc: folds
        Jokomaster: folds
        M.O.X.A750 joins the table at seat #1
        Hero2580: calls $0.12
        *** FLOP *** [Kd Qs 7s]
        Hero2580: checks
        tbIkaBka: bets $0.22
        Hero2580: calls $0.22
        *** TURN *** [Kd Qs 7s] [6d]
        Hero2580: bets $0.59
        tbIkaBka: calls $0.59
        *** RIVER *** [Kd Qs 7s 6d] [Qh]
        Hero2580: checks
        tbIkaBka: checks
        *** SHOW DOWN ***
        Hero2580: shows [Ks Ad] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
        tbIkaBka: mucks hand
        Hero2580 collected $1.92 from pot
        *** SUMMARY ***
        Total pot $2.01 | Rake $0.09
        Board [Kd Qs 7s 6d Qh]
        Seat 2: Jokomaster (big blind) folded before Flop
        Seat 3: Rashjke folded before Flop (didn't bet)
        Seat 4: Hero2580 showed [Ks Ad] and won ($1.92) with two pair, Kings and Queens
        Seat 5: tbIkaBka (button) mucked [Jc Jh]
        Seat 6: Davidhcsc (small blind) folded before Flop

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        • #5
          Another interesting hand

          PokerStars Game #69300786009: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2011/10/21 9:58:36 ET
          Table 'Disa II' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
          Seat 3: DjadKaSeregK ($2.44 in chips)
          Seat 4: bog192 ($3.55 in chips)
          Seat 5: HaVi7 ($0.52 in chips)
          Seat 6: Hero2580 ($2.15 in chips)
          HaVi7: posts small blind $0.01
          Hero2580: posts big blind $0.02
          DjadkaDimKa: sits out
          *** HOLE CARDS ***
          Dealt to Hero2580 [Qc Ad]
          DjadKaSeregK: folds
          bog192: raises $0.06 to $0.08
          HaVi7: folds
          Hero2580: calls $0.06
          *** FLOP *** [7h 5s 4d]
          Hero2580: bets $0.02
          bog192: calls $0.02
          *** TURN *** [7h 5s 4d] [2c]
          Hero2580: checks
          bog192: bets $0.20
          Hero2580: calls $0.20
          *** RIVER *** [7h 5s 4d 2c] [Qd]
          Hero2580: bets $0.26
          bog192: raises $2.99 to $3.25 and is all-in
          Hero2580: folds
          Uncalled bet ($2.99) returned to bog192
          bog192 collected $1.08 from pot
          *** SUMMARY ***
          Total pot $1.13 | Rake $0.05
          Board [7h 5s 4d 2c Qd]
          Seat 3: DjadKaSeregK folded before Flop (didn't bet)
          Seat 4: bog192 (button) collected ($1.08)
          Seat 5: HaVi7 (small blind) folded before Flop
          Seat 6: Hero2580 (big blind) folded on the River

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          • #6
            Session 3:

            Minutes: 62
            Hands: 410
            Result: +$4.12
            Overall Results:
            +$12.06

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            • #7
              PokerStars Game #69309634935: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2011/10/21 13:22:42 ET
              Table 'Amanda' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
              Seat 1: viktorkako ($2.17 in chips)
              Seat 2: Funkeeper ($2 in chips)
              Seat 4: Pivuk ($2.05 in chips)
              Seat 5: gutipower ($1.44 in chips)
              Seat 6: Hero2580 ($4.19 in chips)
              Funkeeper: posts small blind $0.01
              ferrych: is sitting out
              Pivuk: posts big blind $0.02
              *** HOLE CARDS ***
              Dealt to Hero2580 [Js Jd]
              ferrych leaves the table
              gutipower: folds
              Hero2580: raises $0.04 to $0.06
              viktorkako: raises $0.12 to $0.18
              Funkeeper: folds
              Pivuk: folds
              Hero2580: calls $0.12
              *** FLOP *** [Ts Td 3d]
              Hero2580: bets $0.19
              viktorkako: calls $0.19
              *** TURN *** [Ts Td 3d] [8h]
              Hero2580: checks
              viktorkako: bets $0.45
              Hero2580: folds
              Uncalled bet ($0.45) returned to viktorkako
              viktorkako collected $0.74 from pot
              *** SUMMARY ***
              Total pot $0.77 | Rake $0.03
              Board [Ts Td 3d 8h]
              Seat 1: viktorkako (button) collected ($0.74)
              Seat 2: Funkeeper (small blind) folded before Flop
              Seat 4: Pivuk (big blind) folded before Flop
              Seat 5: gutipower folded before Flop (didn't bet)
              Seat 6: Hero2580 folded on the Turn

              I just didn't see how my hand was the best here.

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              • #8
                Villain could have a bigger pocket pair or he could be on a draw. It would be interesting to know if this is worth calling.

                Any reads on the villain???

                Edit: You are moving up nicely here.

                TC

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                • #9
                  Villain was playing very tight, (<10 VPIP), although I only had a ~30 hand sample size. I asked him afterwards and he said he had 99, although I'm not sure whether I believe him

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                  • #10
                    PokerStars Game #69336967377: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2011/10/22 1:22:05 ET
                    Table 'Edda' 6-max Seat #6 is the button
                    Seat 1: Hero2580 ($2 in chips)
                    Seat 2: orexas1 ($3.87 in chips)
                    Seat 3: salteña999 ($1.59 in chips)
                    Seat 4: jerrybearwi ($0.97 in chips)
                    Seat 5: FM Keller ($1.74 in chips)
                    Seat 6: Breez25 ($3.21 in chips)
                    Hero2580: posts small blind $0.01
                    orexas1: posts big blind $0.02
                    *** HOLE CARDS ***
                    Dealt to Hero2580 [5d 5s]
                    salteña999: folds
                    jerrybearwi: folds
                    FM Keller: folds
                    Breez25: calls $0.02
                    Hero2580: raises $0.04 to $0.06
                    orexas1: folds
                    Breez25: calls $0.04
                    *** FLOP *** [8c 6d 4c]
                    Hero2580: checks
                    Breez25: checks
                    *** TURN *** [8c 6d 4c] [7s]
                    Hero2580: bets $0.14
                    Breez25: raises $0.52 to $0.66
                    Hero2580: raises $1.28 to $1.94 and is all-in
                    Breez25: calls $1.28
                    *** RIVER *** [8c 6d 4c 7s] [5c]
                    *** SHOW DOWN ***
                    Hero2580: shows [5d 5s] (a straight, Four to Eight)
                    Breez25: shows [9s Tc] (a straight, Six to Ten)
                    Breez25 collected $3.82 from pot
                    *** SUMMARY ***
                    Total pot $4.02 | Rake $0.20
                    Board [8c 6d 4c 7s 5c]
                    Seat 1: Hero2580 (small blind) showed [5d 5s] and lost with a straight, Four to Eight
                    Seat 2: orexas1 (big blind) folded before Flop
                    Seat 3: salteña999 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
                    Seat 4: jerrybearwi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
                    Seat 5: FM Keller folded before Flop (didn't bet)
                    Seat 6: Breez25 (button) showed [9s Tc] and won ($3.82) with a straight, Six to Ten

                    Was this a bad move by me? I'm really not sure whether I should have gotten away from this hand

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                    • #11
                      It is definitely a tough spot and hard to get away from, but the reraise or is it a 3bet (never sure of the terminology) by the villain on the turn should alert you to the possibility of a higher straight. I would have flat called at this point and checked the river; if he continued I would have folded.

                      And I would suggest that if you have any difficult spots that as well as posting them on your challenge thread it is better to put them in the Hand Analysis thread as well. It is also useful to give your reads, thought processes etc etc.

                      They will then be evaluated by the Hand Analysis team who know what they are talking about and know the correct terminology as well.

                      Cheers,

                      TC

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