Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bicycle Casino, Saturday 04.01.2017

Session notes: Short session. Made some hands.

Session stats: 2/3NL, $300 buy in

Start time: 9:56PM          End time: 12:03AM

Profit/(loss): $100

Notes:

  • Actually felt comfortable playing this session. Been a while since I've been.
Hand log:

VPIP: 9 hands in two hours: 9/(2*30) = 15 

Hand 1: 66 CO. MP2 raises to $15. I call. Blinds call. Preflop pot $60 less drop = $54. Flop 8d7s6d checks to me, I bet $25. MP2 calls. Pot $104. Turn Kd checks around. River 7h. Checks to me, I bet $50, villain folds.
Hand 2: JJ BB. 3 limpers. I raise to $15 and pick up two callers. Flop KsQs4h. I check fold.
Hand 3: 8d7d on BTN in a straddled pot. I raise to $15. SB and UTG call. Flop Js6d5c. Checka to me. I bet $25, both fold.
Hand 4: JJ CO in a straddled pot. Called 4 ways, so I over call. F AhjJ6d. Checks to me. I bet $20 and all fold. Analysis: So slow playing is not working. Need to go back to ABC for value
Hand 5: KK in SB in Straddled pot. I call. Flop KcTh7h. I lead for $15. Two callers. Turn Qd. Villains check. I bet $25. Pick up one caller. River 2h. I check, villain bets $75. I fold. Villain shows 98o. Analysis: My rationale for folding here was that there were a lot of hands that got there on the turn (J9, AJ - 32 combos) and more on the river (FDs). Villain was playing like a draw. I did not have the Kh.
Hand 6: KQ in CO in a straddled pot. I call. BB raises to $20. 2 callers in front of me, so I overcall. BTN also calls (bad OMC). I fold a missed flop.
Hand 7: AKo 6 handed UTG. I raise to $15. BB and BTN call. Flop is A high and dry. I bet $25 and all fold.
Hand 8: QQ on BTN 7 handed in a straddled pot. Two callers in front of me. I raise to $20. HJm UTG and limper call. Flop 9s6d3s. Checks to me. I bet $50. Folds to short stacked HJ ( $38) who moves all in. Turn 8h. River 2d. I'm good.
Hand 9: AdJd UTG. I raise to $15. Pick up two callers. Flop 8h9h4d. Checks around. Turn Td. Checks to me. I lead for $20. UTG+1 calls. SB check raises to $45. I tank fold. UTG+1 moves all in for a little more and SB calls. SB has 44.

Bicycle Casino, Saturday 03.25.2017

Session notes: Starting to question my abilities. Not sure if I'm opening too wide ot just running bad.

Session stats: 2/3 NL, $400 buy in

Start time:  9:35PM         End time: 12:42AM

Profit/(loss): ($100)

Hand log:

VPIP: 15 hands in 3 hours: 15/(3*30) = 17

Hand 1: Ad7d UTG. I limp fold when HJ raises to $20 pre flop.
Hand 2: AsKs Co. I raise to $15 and pick up blinds.
Hand 3: KQo in BB. I limp. HJ raises to $20. 3 callers so I overcall. Flop KJ7r. Checks around. Turn is Tc. UTG leads for $75. MP1 moves all in for $85. I tank fold. UTG calls. HJ has AQ for the turned nuts, MP1 Q9 for 2nd nuts. Analysis: Should just lay down this hand OOP.
Hand 4: KQs MP2. MP1 raises to $15. I call. I fold a missed flop.
Hand 5: KhTh BB. SB raises to $6. I call. One other limer calls. Flop AsQh8h. SB checks, I bet $15. Both call. Turn 5d. Checks around. River 4c. Checks around. Analysis: This is probably worth a double barrel, but I don't execpt either of these guys to fold an Ace.

Hand 6: 44 on BTN. HJ raises to $15 with a short stack. CO calls. I overcall. I fold a missed flop.
Hand 7: As7s HJ in a straddled pot. I call the straddle. CO raises to $21. SB calls. Both are short stacks (less than $100) so I fold.
Hand 8: 33 UTG. I limp. SB raises to $15. I call. 2 other callers. I fold a missed flop.
Hand 9: JJ CO. I raise to $15. I pick up one limp and the blinds.
Hand 10: AhTh CO in a straddled pot. Straddler raises to $21. 2 callers in front of me, so I overall and fold a missed flop.
Hand 11: 5c3c BTN in a straddled pot. 4 callers, so I overcall. Straddler checks. Flop 6 ways 85d3d. Original straddler bets $20. Two callers so I over call. Turn 7h. Checks. I bet $50. SB calls. Pot is now $200. River 2c. SB checks and I showdown. I'm good.
Hand 12: QQ MP. I raise to $12. One caller. Flop Td9h6h. Checks to me. I bet $20. Villain calls. Turn Th. Checks. River 8h. Villain leads for $50. I fold. Analysis: I probably should have fired turn!

Hand 13: Ad6d BTN in a straddled pot. I call. SB raises to $20. Four callers, so I overcall and fold a missed flop.
Hand 14: 33 straddled pot. I call and fold a missed flop.
Hand 15: 9h8h HJ in a straddled pot. I call and fold a missed flop.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pala, Sunday 03.19.2017 (Cash)

Session notes: Short post tournament session. Value owned myself on one hand (KK vs AJ) for majority of this session's loss. Short stacks at the table made this a pretty poor game.

Session stats: 1/2 NL, $300 buy in

Start time: 7:10PM        End time: 9:16PM

Profit/(loss): ($100)

Interesting hand:

Hand 1: KK in SB

Situation: Villain is a typical rec fish. Tough to tell where he is in a hand. I start with $200. Villain covers. 

Villain raises in CO to $10. I 3 bet in SB to $35 with KK. Folds around to CO who calls. Preflop pot $75 less drop = $72

Flop Ace little little rainbow. I check. Villain bets $20. I call. Pot $115. 

Turn bricks. I check. Villain checks.

Analysis: At this point, I start removing some Aces from villain's range.  I take the weak flop bet and turn check and range him on something like QQ or JJ.

River is something like a Ten. I bet $35 for thin value. He tanks and calls and turns over AJ.

Pala, Sunday 03.19.2017 (Tournament)

Session notes: Decent structure tournament. Starting stacks were very deep (40K). I ended up running into a stretch when I was about 30BB where I was unable to make any moves. Ended up making a position move with A3s and about 12BBs.  Got called by A9 in the blinds. Ace flopped and I was out.

Session stats: $140 buy in, 40K starting stack, 30 minute levels

Start time: 1:05PM        End time: 7:10PM

Profit/(loss): ($140)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bicycle Casino, Friday 03.10.2017

Session notes: Another card dead session. I think playing a bunch of short sessions is what is impacting my win rate this year. Also, low VPIP means that I'm not getting hands to open in position. This will definitely have a detrimental affect on win rate.

Session stats: 2/3 NL, $400 buy in

Start time: 10:24PM          End time:2:18 AM

Profit/(loss): ($119)

Hand log: 

VPIP: 12 hands in 4 hours: 12/(4*30) = 10 

Hand 1: UTG raises to $10. I call with 88 in CO. BB also calls. Flop Qs6h4h. Checks to me. I bet $20. Both fold.


Hand 2: I have KK in SB. UTG+1 raises to $14. MP1 (maniac) calls. I over call. UTG also calls. Flop T64r. Checks around. (I'm checking to induce maniac - doesn't work). Turn 4s. Brings in back door spades. I lead for $25. All fold.


Hand 3: Ac2c UTG. I limp pre and fold a missed flop.

Hand 4: Ah3h in HJ. UTG raises to $10. UTG+1 calls, I call. SB (maniac) aqueezes for $100. Everyone folds.


Hand 5: AhJh UTG. I limp. UTG limps. MP2 raises to $18. I call. UTG+1 calls. Flop J33. Checks around. Turn Kh. Brings a heart draw in. I lead for $35. UTG+1 calls. River Ts. Checks. Villain shows Kc7c.


Hand 6: JhTh in MP1. Straddled pot. I call. CO raises to $20 with a $50 stack. I fold.

Hand 7: I raise AKo in CO to $11. All fold. I pick up blinds.


Hand 8: I raise Tc8c to $15 from UTG+1. Short stack calls. SB (competent player) squeezes to $40. I opt to fold.


I table change at 2:17 into the session due to lack of image. Follwoing hands at new table:

Hand 1: Q5o post in sb. Hand is limped. Flop is Ad5d4s. Checks around. Turn 2d. Checks again. River 5c. I lead for $10 (over bet the pot). CO raises to $35. I fold.

Hand 2: I call in BB with 8h7h in a traddled pot. I fold a missed flop.


Hand 3: Ac3c UTG. I limp and fold a missed flop.

Hand 4: I overlimp 22 in HJ. SB raises to $22. 2 callers in front, so I over call. I fold a missed flop.


At this point, the table is breaking down. While there are still two spots at this table, the drop is such that there is no way that we can beat the drop 5 handed. I opt to leave.

Bicycle Casino, Monday 03.06.2017

Session notes: Decent session. Was at a tight table that played pretty tight and predictable.

Session stats: 2/3 NL, $300 buy in

Start time: 7:57PM                End time: 1:37AM

Profit/(loss): $127

Hand log:

VPIP: 25 hands in a 5.5 hour session: 25/(5.5*30) = 15

Hand 1: KQo in BB. I check my option in a mutiway limped pot. Flop Q87r. SB checks. I lead for $5. Turn 2d. Checks around. R8c I bet $10 and get called. I'm good.

Hand 2: I raise AcQc from UTG+1 to $10. BTN and SB call. Flop 9s9c2s. Checks around. Turn 5s. SB checks. I bet $20, both players fold.

Hand 3: I raise AKo in CO to $11. SB and limpers in MP1, MP2 and HJ call. Flop 6c4c2h. Checks around. Turn J. SB leads for $20. MP1 calls. MP2 moves all in for $73. I fold. MP1 calls. all others fold. MP1 has Jc8c and ends up with a flush.


Hand 4: JTo in CO. I call a $6 HJ raise. Fold a missed flop.


Hand 5: I raise QJo in HJ to $10. MP1 limp calls. Flop 9h5h2s. Checks to me. I bet $11. MP1 folds.

Hand 6: Raise TT UTG to $10. Pick up 5 callers. Flop Qh4h2c. Checks to BTN who bets $20. Everyone folds.


Hand 7: QJo on BTN. UTG raises to $10. MP1 calls. I overcall. SB, BB call. Flop AsTd2h. Checks to OPFR who bets $15. I call. All others fold. Turn 8c. UTG leads for $35. I fold.

Hand 8: TT limped from EP. Limped 4 ways. Flop A76r. Checks around. Turn A. I lead for $10 and everyone folds.


Hand 9: KJ in SB limped 3 ways. I complete. Flop A7Jr checks. Turn K. Ibet $5. BB raises to $10. I call. Villain shows A7.


Hand 10: I call MP1 raise to $10 with Ad6d on BTN. SB, BB call and MP2 limp calls. Flop T66 PFR bets $20. MP2 calls. I over call. Turn Tc. Checks to me and I bet $45. Both fold.

Hand 11: KhTh in BB. BTN raises to $6. SB calls. I overcall. UTG+1 also limp calls. Flop QJ4. Checks around. Turn Ts. Brings in back door spades. SB bets $15. I call. River 8s. Completed back door spades. SB nows bets $20. I call and I'm good.


Hand 12: 22 UTG+1. I limp and fold a missed flop.


Hand 13: I raise QQ from UTG+1 to $15. MP2 and CO call. Flop Jh8s6s. I bet $25 and both fold.


Hand 14: I raise AdQh from HJ to $15 and pick up 4 callers. Flop Jh7h6s. MP2 leads for $15. I fold.

Hand 15: A5o SB. I complete. Flop 443. Checks around. Turn 2c and brings in back door clubs. I bet $10. BB calls. Turn Jc to complete the backdoor club draw. I lead for $20. I'm raised to $55. I fold.

Analysis: This one may be a call. Pot is about $50, $35 to call. So I have to be good here more than 50% of the time to make a call. The question is when the club flush shows up and I'm raised, can a wheel be good? Probably not more than 50% of the time.

Hand 16: 88 in CO. I limp. Flop AJ4r checks around. Turn Kh, BB leads for $13. I call. BTN calls. River Ks. BB leads for $25. I fold. BTN calls. SB has K4o.


Hand 17: I limp As5s on BTN. SB raises to $15. Two callers. I overcall. Flop 952r. SB leads for $35. All fold.


Hand 18: 8h7h on BTN. UTG and SB limp. I raise to $15. Flop KhQh3d. Checks to me. I bet $20. Both fold.

Hand 19: Ah9h in MP1. I raise to $11. BTN and BB call. Flop 8c4h3h. Checks to me. I bet $20. Both fold.


Hand 20: I raise 44 in MP2 to $10. 4 calls. Flop AJJ. Checks around. Turn 6. Checks around. River 3d checks around. BB wins with 96s.


Hand 21: I raise AhKd to $10 in MP1. CO reraises to $25. UTG calls and I overcall. Flop 7s4d3d. Checks to CO who bets $25. UTG call. I overcall. Turn Ks. UTG checks. I bet $35. Both fold.

Hand 22: Ah3h in BB. Straddle is on. UTG+1 and SB call. I overcall. UTG straddler checks. Flop 5d4d7h. Checks around. Turn 2d. I lead for $15. UTG+1 raises to $30. I call. Turn 9h. I check. UTG bets $60. I fold.


Hand 23: I raise to $11 with 7c6c from HJ. I pick up 2 callers. Flop T44. Checks to me. I bet $35. One field caller, other folds. Turn 8s. Checks to me. I bet $50. Field caller calls. River is Th. Field better now leads into me for $120. I tank fold.


Hand 24: I raise 33 from UTG+1 to $10 and pick up 2 callers. I check fold a missed flop.


Hand 25: Playing 7 handed. I raise to $15 with JJ in CO. I pick up 2 callers. Flop JhTh 4d. I bet $20. One caller. Turn Ks. Checks to me. I bet $40 and get called pretty quickly, River 8d. Checks to me. I bet $65. Villain tank calls. I'm good.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bicycle Casino, Saturday 03.04.2017 (Cash)

Session notes: Session where I couldn't complete a draw. One hand away from a large night.

Session stats: 2/3 NL, $600 buy in

Start time: 9:55PM        End time: 3:31AM

Profit/(loss); ($350)

Hand log:

Situation: Lots of tournament players calling preflop pretty light. Also, tournament players are going to check to the preflop raiser 100% of the time. 

20 hands played over 5 1/2 hour session. Approximate VPIP: 20/(30*5.5) = 11.5

Hand 1: Straddled pot. I raise TT from MP1 to $15. BB calls. Preflop pot $38 less drop = $32. Flop KJ4r. BB checks. I check. Turn 6x. BB leads for $20. I fold.

Hand 2: I limp Tc8c in HJ.
CO has been raising a lot in position and now raises to $12. 5 callers. I over call. Flop Js9c4h. Checks to MP2 who bets $40. (Range is top pair and as a tournament player he is never folding). I call and UTG check calls. Turn 5h. UTG checks. MP2 bets $80. I tank fold. UTG calls off his remaining stack of $70.
Analysis: Pot on turn is $180 + $80 bet. It's $80 to win $260. I have 8 clean outs - so I need (45/8)-1 = 4.6 to 1 in pot odds, or $368 to call. I don't have odds to call. Fold is good.

Hand 3: 8h7h UTG. Limped 4 ways. Flop is KdKh8c. Checks to me. I bet $10. 1 caller. Turn 3h. Checks around. River 2h. I lead for $20, get a call and I'm good.

Hand 4: Ah6h. I limp and check fold a missed flop.

Hand 5: Ad7d on BTN. UTG raises to $10. 4 callers. I over call. I fold a missed flop with action in front of me.


Hand 6: I call a $10 raise with 22 in HJ. I fold when BB moves all in for $50.


Hand 7: I raise AA in MP1 to $20. BB calls. Flop 884. BB checks, I bet $25, BB calls. Turn 4. BB checks, I check with the intent of calling most reasonable river bets. River Qh. BB leads for $50. I call. BB has 43o.


Hand 8: 98o BTN. I overcall a bunch of limps and check fold a missed flop.


Hand 9: QJo on BTN. MP2 raises to $15. CO calls, I call, MP 1 calls. I check fold a K high flop with action in front of me.


Hand 10: 9d8d CO. I limp. BTN (has been raising a lot in position) raises to $15. Two callers. I over call. Flop 974, one Diamond. Checks to BTN who bets $25. Folds to me. I call. Turn Th. I check, BTN bets $35. I call. River check check and I'm good. Pot $180.


Hand 11: I raise KdQd to $11 in HJ. BTN calls. Flop Qc6h9h. I bet $25. BTN folds.

Hand 12: AcTc in CO. I raise to $15. SB and HJ call. Flop Ah6h6c. Checks to me. I bet $30. Both call. Turn Jh and SB leads ro $80. I fold.

Hand 13: AQo in MP2. I open raise to $15. BB and MP1 call. Flop 7h6h3c. Checks to me. I bet $20. SB calls. Turn Td. SB checks. I check. River Tc. SB leads for $60. I tank fold.

Analysis: What makes this hand interesting is that I do not have Ah here

Hand 14: 77 in BB. I call a HJ raise to $15. Fold a missed flop.

Hand 15: I raise TT in CO to $15. 3 callers. Flop AhTc6d. checks to me, I bet $25, BTN moves all in for $105. Folds back to me anc I call. BTN has AsQs. Pot $264 after drop.


Hand 16: QQ BTN. I raise to $15 with several limpers in front of me. UTG calls. All others fold. Flop Ts4c3s. UTG checks. I bet $25. UTG calls. Turn Kh. Checks around. River 5c. UTG now leads for $100. I tank fold.


Hand 17: AdJd BB. I call an UTG raise to $10 and check fold a missed flop.


Hand 18: Straddled pot. QhJh in CO. Raise from MP2 to $16. I call. Blinds call. Straddler calls. Flop AhJs3h. Checks to PFR who bets $25. I call. One other caller. Turn 6d. PFR bets $35. I call with a 12 out draw. Other field caller also calls. River Tc. Checks around Straddler is good with A6o.


Hand 19: Ah6h UTG. I raise to $10 and pick up 6 callers. Flop 5h3h2s. Checks to HJ who bets $45. I call. Turn bricks and I check fold to HJ's $80 bet.


Hand 20: One rotation later. I limp UTG with AhKh. HJ raises to $30. CO calls. Folds back around to me. I reraise to $105. HJ tank folds as does CO.