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mmasherdog Sep 30, 2020

Last few months, graph now fully updated and accurate

It's been quite a while since I updated my graph, and it's about time.
In the last few weeks, I have put in 20k+ hands after having gotten my GG account back and finally kicked the mediocre run I was on. I managed to import lots of 200/400 and 75/150 action on ACR as well and some other sites, to make my graph as accurate as possible.

2018 was an amazing year, being able to win 7 figures.
2019 was quite disappointing with 'only' 80k winnings playing some of the highest stakes, being down for most of the year .

The first few months of 2020 started off poorly. Running below EV, lots of coolers, low win rate on paper. Very frustrating and demoralizing.
But I didn't give up, put in good volume and worked on my game and I'm back to running good.
Obviously, I won quite a bit in huge games, but I also played a ton of 5k - 20k games and was quite happy with my performance. See BB graph.

The games have also been very good despite unfortunate circumstances in the world.
They've gotten a lot worse in the last few days, like a delayed WSOP summer dip.
That's okay. I'll be flying home tomorrow to spend time with my friends, family and dogs and take it easy for a few days.
Then, right back to the grind. I ran quite a few very cool sims that I'll be studying soon, and hopefully I'll have some new moves at the tables next week.



I'm going to record some more coaching videos for the Bluffthespot Lab+ on my days off. I just finished recording a 200/400NL and 500 1k 2kNL video, but I have many more ideas in mind. I'm not sure in what order they'll be released but there's a lot of great content in the lab already, so go check it out if you want to improve your game. 

Enough talking, let's see some hands.



Good turn calling hands but felt it was right

Poker Hand #HD397315731: Hold'em No Limit ($500/$1,000/$2,000)
Table 'VH Straddle2' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: e5e4f855 ($199,800 in chips)
Seat 2: Hero ($290,513 in chips)
Seat 3: 50ad3e35 ($33,525.02 in chips)
Seat 4: e2893c4c ($218,296.44 in chips)
Seat 5: 27aa0ea3 ($335,909 in chips)
Seat 6: dbb00c42 ($121,598.28 in chips)
27aa0ea3: posts the ante $200
e5e4f855: posts the ante $200
dbb00c42: posts the ante $200
e2893c4c: posts the ante $200
50ad3e35: posts the ante $200
Hero: posts the ante $200
50ad3e35: posts small blind $500
e2893c4c: posts big blind $1,000
27aa0ea3: posts third blind $2,000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to e5e4f855
Dealt to Hero [Ad Ac]
Dealt to 50ad3e35
Dealt to e2893c4c
Dealt to 27aa0ea3
Dealt to dbb00c42
dbb00c42: folds
e5e4f855: folds
Hero: raises $2,000 to $4,000
50ad3e35: folds
e2893c4c: raises $16,200 to $20,200
27aa0ea3: folds
Hero: raises $27,200 to $47,400
e2893c4c: calls $27,200
*** FLOP *** [8c 6h 7d]

e2893c4c: checks
Hero: checks
*** TURN *** [8c 7d 6h] [3d]
e2893c4c: bets $49,250
Hero: raises $193,663 to $242,913 and is all-in

e2893c4c: folds
Uncalled bet ($193,663) returned to Hero
*** SHOWDOWN ***
Hero collected $197,000 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $197,000
Board [8c 7d 6h 3d]
Seat 1: e5e4f855 folded before Flop
Seat 2: Hero (button) won ($197,000)
Seat 3: 50ad3e35 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: e2893c4c (big blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 5: 27aa0ea3 folded before Flop
Seat 6: dbb00c42 folded before Flop



Did I trap my opponent or myself?

Poker Hand #HD397264447: Hold'em No Limit ($500/$1,000/$2,000)
Table 'VH Straddle2' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: e5e4f855 ($255,553.5 in chips)
Seat 2: Hero ($211,612 in chips)
Seat 3: 50ad3e35 ($150,136.74 in chips)
Seat 4: e2893c4c ($95,800 in chips)
Seat 5: 27aa0ea3 ($336,109 in chips)
Seat 6: dbb00c42 ($100,683 in chips)
27aa0ea3: posts the ante $200
e5e4f855: posts the ante $200
dbb00c42: posts the ante $200
e2893c4c: posts the ante $200
50ad3e35: posts the ante $200
Hero: posts the ante $200
Hero: posts small blind $500
50ad3e35: posts big blind $1,000
e2893c4c: posts third blind $2,000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to e5e4f855
Dealt to Hero [Ks Kc]
Dealt to 50ad3e35
Dealt to e2893c4c
Dealt to 27aa0ea3
Dealt to dbb00c42
27aa0ea3: folds
dbb00c42: folds
e5e4f855: raises $2,000 to $4,000
Hero: raises $14,000 to $18,000

50ad3e35: folds
e2893c4c: folds
e5e4f855: calls $14,000
*** FLOP *** [Ts 4c Kd]
Hero: bets $10,000
e5e4f855: calls $10,000
*** TURN *** [4c Ts Kd] [9h]

Hero: checks
e5e4f855: checks
*** RIVER *** [4c Ts Kd 9h] [Qd]
Hero: checks
e5e4f855: bets $30,100
Hero: calls $30,100
e5e4f855: shows [7s 4s] (Pair of Fours)

Hero: shows [Ks Kc] (Three Kings)
*** SHOWDOWN ***
Hero collected $120,400 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $120,400
Board [4c Ts Kd 9h Qd]
Seat 1: e5e4f855 (button) showed [7s 4s] and lost with Pair of Fours
Seat 2: Hero (small blind) showed [Ks Kc] and won ($120,400) with Three Kings
Seat 3: 50ad3e35 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: e2893c4c folded before Flop
Seat 5: 27aa0ea3 folded before Flop
Seat 6: dbb00c42 folded before Flop



Biggest losing pot of my career...off a misclick

Poker Hand #HD397316311: Hold'em No Limit ($500/$1,000/$2,000)
Table 'VH Straddle2' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: e5e4f855 ($234,123 in chips)
Seat 2: Hero ($352,300 in chips)
Seat 3: 50ad3e35 ($161,440 in chips)
Seat 4: e2893c4c ($117,946.44 in chips)
Seat 5: 27aa0ea3 ($333,829 in chips)
Seat 6: dbb00c42 ($116,898.28 in chips)
27aa0ea3: posts the ante $200
e5e4f855: posts the ante $200
dbb00c42: posts the ante $200
e2893c4c: posts the ante $200
50ad3e35: posts the ante $200
Hero: posts the ante $200
50ad3e35: posts small blind $500
e2893c4c: posts big blind $1,000
27aa0ea3: posts third blind $2,000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to e5e4f855
Dealt to Hero [Ts 9h]
Dealt to 50ad3e35
Dealt to e2893c4c
Dealt to 27aa0ea3
Dealt to dbb00c42
dbb00c42: raises $2,500 to $4,500
e5e4f855: folds
Hero: raises $9,500 to $14,000
50ad3e35: folds
e2893c4c: folds
27aa0ea3: folds
dbb00c42: calls $9,500
*** FLOP *** [Jc 6s 7h]

dbb00c42: checks
Hero: bets $10,791
dbb00c42: calls $10,791
*** TURN *** [Jc 7h 6s] [3h]

dbb00c42: checks
Hero: bets $23,641
dbb00c42: calls $23,641
*** RIVER *** [Jc 7h 6s 3h] [7s]

dbb00c42: checks
Hero: bets $303,668 and is all-in
dbb00c42: calls $68,266.28 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($235,401.72) returned to Hero
Hero: shows [9h Ts] (Pair of Sevens)
dbb00c42: shows [5h 4h] (Sevens-High Straight)

*** SHOWDOWN ***
dbb00c42 collected $238,096.56 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $238,096.56
Board [Jc 7h 6s 3h 7s]
Seat 1: e5e4f855 folded before Flop
Seat 2: Hero (button) showed [Ts 9h] and lost with Pair of Sevens
Seat 3: 50ad3e35 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: e2893c4c (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: 27aa0ea3 folded before Flop
Seat 6: dbb00c42 showed [5h 4h] and won ($238,096.56) with Sevens-High Straight



When you run good at rathole, you run very good

SB: $206,493.81 (1377 bb)
BB (Hero): $55,406.15 (369 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($225) Hero is BB with A 8
SB raises to $375Hero 3-bets to $1,425, SB calls $1,050

Flop: ($2,850) 2 A 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $712.50, SB calls $712.50

Turn: ($4,275) K (2 players)
Hero checksSB bets $1,368.75Hero calls $1,368.75

River: ($7,012.50) 4 (2 players)
Hero checksSB bets $3,881.25Hero raises to $18,881.25, SB calls $15,000

Total pot: $44,775 (Rake: $1.25)

Showdown:
BB (Hero) shows A 8 (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 63%, Flop: 8%, Turn: 20%, River: 100%)

SB shows 3 4 (a straight, Ace to Five)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 37%, Flop: 92%, Turn: 80%, River: 0%)

BB (Hero) wins $44,773.75



Happy I checked

SB: $10,000.00 (100 bb)
BB (Hero): $5,000.00 (50 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($150) Hero is BB with Q 8
SB calls $50, Hero raises to $400, SB calls $300

Flop: ($800) 6 Q 8 (2 players)
Hero bets $400, SB calls $400

Turn: ($1,600) K (2 players)
Hero bets $1,000, SB calls $1,000

River: ($3,600) 5 (2 players)
Hero checksSB bets $8,200 (all-in)Hero calls $3,200 (all-in)

Total pot: $10,000 (Rake: $0)

Showdown:
SB shows T 9 (high card, King)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 41%, Flop: 30%, Turn: 18%, River: 0%)

BB (Hero) shows Q 8 (two pair, Queens and Eights)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 59%, Flop: 70%, Turn: 82%, River: 100%)

BB (Hero) wins $10,000



Not much to say

UTG: $3,533.20 (71 bb)
MP: $5,865.00 (117 bb)
CO: $3,549.80 (71 bb)
BU: $4,065.75 (81 bb)
SB: $6,029.25 (121 bb)
BB (Hero): $4,461.25 (89 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($75) Hero is BB with K J
4 players foldSB raises to $150Hero 3-bets to $425, SB calls $275

Flop: ($850) 4 T T (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $275SB raises to $550Hero calls $275

Turn: ($1,950) 9 (2 players)
SB bets $1,187Hero calls $1,187

River: ($4,324) 6 (2 players)
SB bets $3,867.25 (all-in)Hero calls $2,299.25 (all-in)

Total pot: $8,922.50 (Rake: $0)

Showdown:
SB shows K T (three of a kind, Tens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 30%, Flop: 70%, Turn: 20%, River: 0%)

BB (Hero) shows K J (a flush, King high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 70%, Flop: 30%, Turn: 80%, River: 100%)

BB (Hero) wins $8,922.50



Couldn't fold vs aggro fish

UTG: $4,266.69 (85 bb)
MP: $5,115.94 (102 bb)
CO: $5,000.00 (100 bb)
BU (Hero): $8,188.75 (164 bb)
SB: $3,730.95 (75 bb)
BB: $5,000.00 (100 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($75) Hero is BTN with K T
3 players foldHero raises to $125SB 3-bets to $3501 foldHero calls $225

Flop: ($750) 3 A J (2 players)
SB bets $375Hero calls $375

Turn: ($1,500) Q (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $495SB raises to $1,316.70Hero raises to $7,463.75 (all-in), SB calls $1,689.25 (all-in)

River: ($7,511.90) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $7,511.90 (Rake: $0)

Showdown:
BU (Hero) shows K T (a straight, Ten to Ace)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 61%, Flop: 54%, Turn: 16%, River: 0%)

SB shows 9 8 (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 39%, Flop: 46%, Turn: 84%, River: 100%)

SB wins $7,511.90

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