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Old 09-16-2009, 09:32 PM
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If there's some ppl intrested we can make a study group to improve together.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:43 PM
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:23 PM
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I'm recurting ppl in other sites too. If you have msn you can send me your mail hand you could talk there.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:28 PM
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:24 AM
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I hadn't, but now i installed the program. When you want send me your mail and we could talk.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:34 PM
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I don't play often, but I'm down to discuss or sweat. Starting to get into HU.
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:50 AM
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Just played an awesome, though short, HU session. Villain was aggro, good, and very tricky. Even though I didn't like his play in certain spots, I have to admit he was not an ideal opponent.

In this first pot, I flat his 3bet thinking (correctly) that he will 3betting a very wide range and I'm going to be able to rep hands on both high boards and on middle boards I'm going to be able to hit many draws/straights. It is also important for my metagame that I am capable of calling with this kind of hand every once in a while (though I do not do it too often).

FWIW I thought it was pretty close between shoving the river as a bluff and checking and I only called the turn because I had some equity even if he had me beat. Had it not been for my 9 extra outs, I don't think my hand has enough equity to continue. The 9 outs tip it a little bit the other way, however, and I choose to check behind on the river because it is also very important to see what he has. I don't want to bet, get a fold, and wonder if he had KQ or 64o (which he had lol). I would much rather check behind and lose sometimes, but gain the advantage of knowing that he can double barrel but won't make retarded bluffs.
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (2 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($53.25)
BB ($51.60)

Preflop:
SB bets $1.50, BB raises to $5.50, SB calls $4

Flop: ($11) Q, 6, 8 (2 players)
BB bets $7, SB calls $7

Turn: ($25) 10 (2 players)
BB bets $15.50, SB calls $15.50

River: ($56) 7 (2 players)
BB checks, SB checks

Total pot: $56 | Rake: $0.50

Results:
SB had J, 8 (one pair, eights).
BB had 6, 4 (one pair, sixes).
Outcome: SB won $55.50


The second hand was different entirely. I 3bet, obviously for value, with this being I believe the 2nd or 3bet I make in a relatively short span of time. Once he calls, I can put him on some SC's, ATs+, AJ+, probably not AK or even AQ but a lot of PPs in his range. While I'm not too enthusiastic about this flop, I choose to set-up a 3barrel bluff because:

1) I think he 4bets AK preflop, and probably AQ.
2) He is not a retard.
3) He will call 2 streets and fold to the third very often IMO, making this a +EV move.

He calls the flop, that's okay. I was willing to stick in 3 barrels. When he didn't raise, I can discount most (though not some combinations because he may flat-call) flush draws and this is vital information because I will be able to represent the flush later on in the hand if a club falls as it will be a scare card to the majority of his range.

The 4 doesn't change much, and I choose to make a bet to set up a normal river shove. I don't want to make the pot so large that he has good odds to call on the river.

When he calls again, I think he has AQ/AT/A9s and perhaps KJ a ton here. Now that club is a perfect card for me to bluff. Given my wide 3-betting range, he knows FD's are in my range. Some of you may be shocked that I can assign him such a wide range, but we were playing pretty aggro even for the small sample and this was a multi-level thinking hand. I did not think he could call the third barrel, however, because that club not only completes any flush draw I had but I am quite capable of having AK/AJ/JJ myself.

In short, I thought he didn't have the nuts but an AT/KJ kind of hand here that I could force him off of and I chose to do it (I only need to bluff him out 50% to be profitable). His timing was great as well, he thought for a little bit on the flop and more on the turn, making me dead-certain that he didn't have a huge hand.

PokerStars Game #33890177055: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2009/10/11 2:32:44 ET
Table 'Piccolo' 2-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: urbansprawle ($72.85 in chips)
Seat 2: bucktotal ($58.25 in chips)
bucktotal: posts small blind $0.25
urbansprawle: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to urbansprawle [Kh Qd]
bucktotal: raises $1 to $1.50
urbansprawle: raises $3.50 to $5
bucktotal: calls $3.50
*** FLOP *** [Ac Jc 4h]
urbansprawle: bets $6
bucktotal: calls $6
*** TURN *** [Ac Jc 4h] [4s]
urbansprawle: bets $15
bucktotal: calls $15
*** RIVER *** [Ac Jc 4h 4s] [8c]
urbansprawle: bets $46.85 and is all-in
bucktotal: folds
Uncalled bet ($46.85) returned to urbansprawle
urbansprawle collected $51.50 from pot
urbansprawle: shows [Kh Qd] (a pair of Fours)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $52 | Rake $0.50
Board [Ac Jc 4h 4s 8c]
Seat 1: urbansprawle (big blind) collected ($51.50)
Seat 2: bucktotal (button) (small blind) folded on the River

I showed it

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