My last post in 2012 – summary of the year

I haven’t been around all that much lately, it’s the end of the semester and also Christmas is coming up (well, was, when I started to write this post), I barely have time to play, let alone to blog… Given that the rest of the year will be the same probably, I decided to summarise my year earlier rather than never. It may not be the most interesting read for most of you, but I hope you’ll find some useful info, or at least a bit of motivation in it. Continue reading


19-game HU Challenge – Part 2: LHE + win free coaching

Ok, second part, my main game, cannot lose this one, can I? It’s not really a secret that I chose this to get the mental advantage back by whitewashing jb, but I can tell you, it didn’t go as well as I wanted to, also I didn’t play as well as I wanted to (the Q hi bet/call on the river is probably the fishiest move of December). Continue reading

Hand analysis – I put you on quads

Today we’re gonna take a look at a hand I played on 8/16 the other day. I marked the hand, cause I really didn’t know if I should put in the river cap or not. Honestly, I was and (pre-analysis) still am pretty sure capping would be overplaying, or at least counting on him overplaying his hand, but putting your opponent on exactly 1 combo is so rare, it basically always should be checked afterwards. Continue reading

Learning a new game – Part 2: oversimplified standards

Ok, so I haven’t posted in a while now, I had several reasons for that, but now I’m back at the tables, and back here too. Although I have to pause chasing my dream of being a 10game player, I’ll continue this series, since I believe it’s very important, and not as well known as it should be.

In this part of the learning series, we’re going to look at absolute beginner players, or players that know significantly less about the target game than about their main game. You think that doesn’t apply to you? Read on. Continue reading

Loose passive players – how to adjust

Before I continue on with my learning curve series, I’d like to share a little analysis with you. In the previous article I mentioned the flaws of thinking purely logical. Especially for players, who think they understand poker (but in reality they don’t). One of the great misconceptions spreading over these players is the correct adjustments against loose-passive players. Or haven’t you heard “never bluff the calling station”, “you should valuebet thin against loose passive players” before? So let’s get a bit deeper into it. For the purposes of this, we’re going to use a hand I played just this afternoon.

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