Friday, 20 November 2009

25nl Crushing the Quarter Part 1 Released!

The first installment of my series, Crushing the Quarter, on Best Free Poker Coaching has just been released. I hope you guys enjoy it. There's lots of room on the video page or in the forum over there if you have a questions or comments about anything in the video.

I ran pretty horrible this week. I'm going to say that it's probably mostly due to bad play even though I feel kind of under expectation, but my sleep schedule has been absolutely terrible and I don't think my thought processes this week were anywhere close to optimal wrt assessing my play or really anything at all. I'm sure the slightly under average run got to me and ended up with more than a bit of tilt.

I decided to put one more terrible night into it but I changed it up drastically. I moved up. I cut tables - lots of tables. 100nl 6max 4 tabling and taking extensive notes seems kind of gross when I think about it but is amazingly fun when I'm actually doing it. I'm writing this down so that I can refer back to it when I get the urge to mass table when I should be trying to improve.

I played a 45 minute session 4 tabling just trying to book a win. As a rule I don't agree with using stop-wins, but when you're downswinging over several days or weeks, I think getting that winning session in despite it really meaning nothing in terms of anything other than mental stability and confidence is important. My goal was 1 buyin. I ended up wiping out my losses for the week.

Poker Stars $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 377387
The Official Hand History Converter

UTG: $113.90
MP: $122.20
CO: $103.00
Hero (BTN): $115.45
SB: $174.35
BB: $217.45

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with A of hearts A of spades
UTG raises to $3, 2 folds, Hero calls $3, SB raises to $16, 1 fold, UTG raises to $38, Hero raises to $115.45 all in, SB raises to $174.35 all in, UTG calls $75.90 all in

Flop: ($345.80) 6 of hearts 5 of clubs 3 of clubs (3 players - 3 are all in)

Turn: ($345.80) 9 of hearts (3 players - 3 are all in)

River: ($345.80) 5 of spades (3 players - 3 are all in)

Final Pot: $345.80
UTG shows Q of spades Q of diamonds (two pair, Queens and Fives)
Hero shows A of hearts A of spades (two pair, Aces and Fives)
SB shows K of spades K of hearts (two pair, Kings and Fives)
Hero wins $3.10
Hero wins $339.70
(Rake: $3.00)

*This play was reads based. SB and BB were both squeeze happy regs running rather loose-ish.

It's all thanks to a cold deck of course but I'll take it. +1 more buyin when I get QQ in vs 44 BvB and hold.

 ** Side note: either I'm typing too fast or my keyboard isn't working properly but some of my esses are not always showing up. My grammar really isn't that terribad that I forget to pluralize where necessary =)


  1. Will check out your 25nl vid. Question: Can you forward a request for a "Remember Me" checkbox on the BFPC site? Continually logging in sucks.

    Hopped up to 100nl to look things over. More or less ended up B/E and dropped back to fiddy. Would like to see something on starting DS tables as far as HU play when one doesn't play any HU.

    Weekend is here! Enjoy!

  2. I had a similar tilt-fest last night, just without the eventual uptick. I keep screwing up that bit.

    As I've said before, you've got a presentation style that's really conducive to coaching. Excellent job on the video.

  3. Request has been passed on and I agree =) I haven't really played much FTP lately at all so I'll have to see if one of the other coaches is planning on doing something for those tables.

    Thanks Zach, appreciate it!