Good session....average results

Dec. 12, 2010

Very good session without the hoped for results.....

So I woke up early this morning (11am) and took a shower had a small breakfast and felt really good about the day to come.  So I hopped on my computer and opened a few tables. As the title said it didn’t go to well but I still remained somehow positive at the end of the session after analyzing most of the hands I realized that there's not much I could have done differently which definitely
helps me deal with these losses. Further more I've remained calm and positive and when I felt I was close to getting irritated I starting blinding out and closing the tables to take a lil break. I mean I still gotta relieve some kind of pressure and frustration cos I still cant totally be indifferent to all these emotions. Well not yet but I'm working on it as I earlier said:).

Anyway I can post a few hands now as promised.

Seat 10 is the button
Seat 1: avoidTHEgrind ( $204.35 USD )
Seat 3: hero ( $221.00 USD )
Seat 5: b1ueMagic ( $216.80 USD )
Seat 6: Bacchus1th ( $197.00 USD )
Seat 8: Bashkan3 ( $200.00 USD )
Seat 10: Dewster111 ( $330.15 USD )
avoidTHEgrind posts small blind [$1.00 USD].
hero posts big blind [$2.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to hero [  Ah 9h ]
b1ueMagic folds
Bacchus1th raises [$6.00 USD]
Dewster111 folds
avoidTHEgrind folds
hero raises [$18.00 USD]
Bacchus1th calls [$14.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 9d, 3s, 2c ]
hero bets [$22.00 USD]
Bacchus1th calls [$22.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5d ]
hero checks
Bacchus1th bets [$38.00 USD]
hero calls [$38.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 7c ]
hero checks
Bacchus1th bets [$117.00 USD]
hero calls [$117.00 USD]
hero wins $392.00 USD from main pot
Bacchus1th shows [Qs, Ad ]

So we 3bet this hand cos we cant really call in the bb, although some guys may flat this hand I prefer taking the initiative vs someone who's flatting 3bets too wide in general u can definitely profit here. I cbet the flop which is pretty standard but the interesting part of the hand is the turn as this 
 opponent is floating flops very wide and he may try to bet the turn with smaller pps as a lot of these regs bet turns too lite in general in these kind of spots, and when they are bluffing they choose not to take the delay river bluff line with which they could rep more hands in a lot of different spots. So I check the turn to induce a bet which he indulges me with. As played we have no choice but to call the river especially vs an opponent who is capable of floating light in 3bet pots, I think a lot of guys make the mistake to level themselves here.  You just have to consider all the combos of aq aj a10 qj kq whatever a lot of broadways basically he s gonna float here if he is a lite floater obviously, and then also the pps he s not gonna value bet on turn and river most of the times.

Seat 1 is the button
Seat 1: luckyluigi86 ( $515.45 USD )
Seat 3:hero     ( $201.00 USD )
Seat 5: BelterMan ( $209.20 USD )
Seat 6: Peachess0 ( $207.50 USD )
Seat 8: TTR64224032 ( $274.00 USD )
Seat 10: 5upern0vae ( $153.00 USD )
hero posts small blind [$1.00 USD].
BelterMan posts big blind [$2.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to hero [  As 5h ]
Peachess0 folds
TTR64224032 folds
5upern0vae folds
luckyluigi86 raises [$6.00 USD]
hero  raises [$19.00 USD]
BelterMan folds
luckyluigi86 calls [$14.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 8s, Kd, 2h ]
hero bets [$22.00 USD]
luckyluigi86 raises [$50.00 USD]
hero calls [$28.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qd ]
hero checks
luckyluigi86 checks
** Dealing River ** [ Td ]
hero bets [$131.00 USD]
luckyluigi86 folds
hero wins $270.00 USD from main pot

We didn’t have any particular history with this villain, so I don't expect em to make an inducing raise here with kq/kj to induce a light peel by us.  So having said that what does he raise for value here, there just aren’t any value hands he can have here or should raise on this dry of a board unless as
I said prior to this, it is to induce a shove or lighter bet call from me, but since we didn’t have any real history I excluded that from his range.

Also once we bet call this flop he’s gonna stop bluffing most of the time cos he wont ever expect us to float with air oop here, so If he s bluffing I expect them to shut down on the turn. Once the turn goes as played we still have to shove the river cos he could very well have a hand here like qx or any 10x and if we bet too small he may convince himself to call so we have to shove here to make em fold those hands. And I think he will fold to a shove a high percentage of the time as we are gonna have a lot of strong hands in our range here that are always gonna continue once they bet call the flop. If the river would be an ace I would definitely check call the river as he will bluff that card when he has air some of the time and wont call with worse if we shove ourselves.

U have to pay attention who u r playing against in such a spot cos some poor players raise tp or sets every time in a 3bet pot and play their hands for its face value, so u cant bet/call vs every opponent. But this line showed itself as successful vs some poor aggressive unbalanced regulars at nl200, and although balance is very much so overrated at small-mid stakes it can come in play if u play vs someone observant. So u should try basically not balance ur range with bluffs and value hands as long as no one catches on, so I cant really fault that player for trying to raise that board, although I find a float in that spot much more effective cos he can rep many many more hands then by raising. I guess that’s enough about that spot. But I definitely do feel this is an important concept and it goes to show why balance can be so important at higher stakes where u play a much smaller crowd of players and where history becomes much more relevant.

I'm off making dinner now and am probably gonna grind some more later.


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