I've started playing poker again as I lost my job and I'm going to school. I've been playing lots of SNGs in the past, lots of HUSNG, a bit of MTTs and lots of cash. I'm now playing spins, which is a game I never thought I would touch in my entire career. I find spins to actually be the best fit as it is not as time consuming as the others, and I feel I definitely I have an edge with this background as I used to be a $60-$100 regular. I started out playing with no chart and after around 1300 games or so a friend of mine who plays the same game sent me one. That definitely cleared up some leaks I was having as defending too wide against button open, and to tight flatting from the SB. I'm not planning to stay at the 15s forever, I have not played this low in years. But being away from the game, and not really having a roll it's nice to actually prove myself I'm worth it. Monthly graph, nothing amazing I guess.
Fun hand: https://www.weaktight.com/h/56684169d39043ba768b47c5 JTs, decided to call on the button in position vs some kinda reg. Didn't have any squeezers in the blinds. I didn't really care anyways as we were so deep. Flop is pretty standard and supereasy call, turn is also fairly easy call as he will be barreling lots of draws and also Qx for value. River I tanked for 15 sec before deciding to call it off. I think on the river his valuerange for betting is 66, 22 and sometimes QJ. I think a regular would be checking QQ to slowplay atleast 50% of the time on the flop, either to checkraise or to checkcall and the other 50% bet.. JJ im pretty certain he is check/raising most of the time as JJ on this texture is pretty much the nuts as i never have QQ in my flatting range pre and I'm not folding my draws or my Qx vs a checkraise on the flop. What is he doing with QJ, i think it makes a lot of sense for him to be barreling twice with QJ and checking river as he block majority of my value range, and it makes me really draw heavy so he should check to induce bluffs from me. If he has QQ he would sure check river since he blocks majority of my valuerange and makes me really draw heavy, so I doubt he has QQ, JJ (i have a jack in my hand so makes it less likely for him to have JJ, and i also think he would be needing to check this sometimes in the hand instead of 3 barreling. QJ blocks also a lot of my value range, plus it's not a snapfist valuebet, so it also makes a lot of sense for him to check this as well to get me to bluff my draws that all bricked. So his valuerange on river imo is 66 (sometimes going for CR), sometimes QJ (can't exclude) and 22 if he decided to bet flop with it. So i think this is a really easy call given how i percieve his valuerange to be, meaning he is the one who is really draw heavy.
Some fun hands from zoom after bricking all my mtts yesterday: http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939199_E8A575A65Bhttp://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939052_C8979D5AFAhttp://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939081_4E26212838 - missclick calling the 3b obv http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939210_7254D9D14Ehttp://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939349_004707D292 - Aggro fish http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939411_204000C1B4http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939454_A4FCB112DF - WTF http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/16939541_DD90876BDC
My mainevent bust, was me running really terrible when it comes do flop/turn distribution. One of the earlier hands at my table 300bb deep. Grandpa opens UTG to 250, I make it 850 with aces. He calls. I get it headsup and flop is 876ssc. I don't have the ace of spade and make a cbet of 1000 of startingstack of 30k. He comes over the top of me and and make it 2.8k. I was thinking about folding since he is like 75 years old and probably never bluffing this spot. I call and the turn is a 5. He checks to me and i check back. River is a blank and it goes check check. He has 66. He got scared of the runout lol, but he wouldn't get chips from me anyways. A few hands later I get aces again, I make it 300 from EP, and get three or 4 callers. I don't remember exactly, but i think four players to the flop. Flop is k95dd and I make a cbet of 800. CO who was the first caller calls. SB who also called makes it 3k, bb folds and I fold. CO shoves all in and shoves a8dd and sb calls and has k9 and boats up on river. I got a lot of pretty decent hands, had tons of AK, AQ, AJs, 99, 44 but kept getting destroyed on flops and I check/folded quite as I had a lot of 789ss flops without any spade in my hands when i open AQ, I get the typical flop that his everyone else than my range. So prolly had a cbet percentage of 25% at this point. I felt I was percieved to be giving up easily on flops at this point and my stack had been dwindling a bit. I raise ATss and BTN calls and actually get the pot headsup. I got a pretty nice flop, t84ccs with one spade. Because I felt how the other player percieved me and the guy who flatted, prolly was the only at the table who had somewhat of a clue I used this too my advantage this hand. I also had the backdoor flushdraw. I check to him, he fires 60% bet. Turn is another Tx and i check to him again and he checks back. River is a jack and i check to him again. He bets 75% pot and i snap him off, he actually has QJo and I win my first hand. I open KThh from MP and btn calls, we prolly started the hand w 75bb eff. Flop is 76Qssh. I decide to cbet as I have the range advantage because of my position, and also him flatting prolly more hands than he should. Turn is a J of heart and i fire again as this card give me a OESD and FD. River is a Qc and I decide to give up vs a station as both FD bricked and some SD bricked. This was one of the few river I didn't have any attention firing a triple barrel as I think i will get called off too light considering everything bricked. I check give up and he has 87dd. After losing a few more of some shitty situations where I get either a terrible bluffrun out, board pairs and me raising pre and check/folding I get down to 36bb and TT. UTG opens and I have TT in CO, I was thinking about 3b, but I was a nit and decided to flat because I had good position. Opener had been kinda laggy, so I think the best play is to 3b pre and take it from there. I've seen him open hands like a8o from EP before and even calling 3b with them. In other words, he was a splashy fish. Btn calls who is a monsterfish, I bet he was from argentina or something, at least somewhere in that region. He was really splashy and seem tilted. Flop goes three ways. Flop is KT4sss and I was thinking preflop, TEN TEN TEN. And there I hit my card, finally flopped a set. UTG opener check and i decide to bet like 70% flop, I think my flop bet is okay. Btn calls my cbet who is a monsterfish. Turn is a blank and I decide to bet because of what this guy has showdown, I think my turn play is a mistake and I should check to him as he was so aggro and prolly would have bet a lot of his flushdraws anyways. I didn't, i bet kinda big, like 57% or something. He shoves and i pretty much just autoclick call. He shows me 95ss for a flopped flish. I call with my 10outs (20% to improve to a boat or quads). I prolly would have busted this hand regardless because of his aggression. I didnt river a boat and was out of the tournament. He also 5b AQ a few hands earlier in a spot where UTG was not aggro, MP 3b and btn 4b and he has AQ in sb and 5b. BTN calls and flop is A52, guy fires out pot and other guy folds KK. A few orbits later. So I feel I was pretty unlucky the few hours I played in the ME, but I'm not happy with my bustout hand. I played another tournament after this on venetian where I went deep where I have a few cool HHs. GN
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