I'm already one of the best regular in my casino. But I still have a long way to go to be an unstoppable beast :)
-I've been reading every single poker books I could get my hands on.
-I watched every Bart Hanson videos. at least 60 more than once.
-I read all the articles twice.
-Been listening to a lot of podcasts, from Bart and a lot from Wiltontilt on DC.
-I'm watching all the Phil galfond stuff on Run it once.
-I'm listening again and again to Mental Game of Poker 1 and 2 and reading poker tells audiobooks on my way to the casino and on my way back.
I'm looking to get a better way to work on my game than just passive learning. So I'm taking one of Ed Miller's advice like its the voice of god.
Best thing you can do to get better at poker:
Every day, take ONE hand you've played recently. Write down preflop ranges for yourself and your opponent. Then go through the hand and figure out how you should play every hand in your range on each street and how your opponent should play every hand in his range. -Ed Miller
So here we go...
Game is 2/5$NL 500 cap, relevant effectives stacks are 1500$ with main villain, but both limper have around 400$ stacks. The main villain is a young pro hes good but a bit on the calling station side. He called at least 3 of my 400$+ bluffs and view me as way too aggro.
2 Limpers I make it 30 on the button, Main villain calls in SB and both limpers calls.
This is my range to iso 2 limpers of these types.
Villain will sometimes 3bet light, so my range will be tighter in this spot.
I expect villain to call fairly wide here something like this.
The pot is 120$
Flop is K♠
-I would check AA, AK and KQ, KJs I can still get alot of value against 400$ stacks, but I dont expect the good villain to pay me off 3 streets with worst than top pair. Especially that I look strong betting into 3 players on the flop.
-I would check/back KK as well, if Im due too get stacks in against 77 and 22, it will happen on the turn or river anyways. I also give him a free shot to hit a set on the turn.
-I would check/back my QQ, JJ, TT, 99, 88... The lower the pair the less im sure its should be checked back. I think I like a 70$ bet with TT-88.
-I would Cbet bluff everything else. This board is as dry as you can get. And I expect to get a lot of respect by betting into 3 players. Also had a good image.
I think villain could lead sometimes with sets or KQ KJ and KT. But I think he would usually expect me to bet and go for a check/call or check/raise.
I think he would check/fold almost all his air as well as his 2nd pair. hes got 2 players behind left to act.
In this occasion I checked back and the turn brings the J♥
Everyone checked to me and I bet 70$, I would bet that with all the hands I checked on the flop. AA AK KQ KJs, As Well as QQ JJ TT (I feel I would be tempted to bet bigger with TT)
I would expect villain to lead with sets JJ, 77, 22. or lead with KQ KJ KT,
I think he would check/call, JTs AJo, AJs, QJs and check/fold everything else. I wouldn't think he would lead bluff into 3 players without AQ♥
or QT any suits. He might check/call it.. but I would think he would take the aggressive approach and lead.
As played villain check/called and the river bring an offsuit T.
I think villain would still go for a check with JT, AJ, QJ, or QT that he happens to have.
He certainly put me on a wider range. than just the range I assigned myself.In his eyes when I bet I could have any busted heart draws, or turning a QT or even any Jx into a bluff.
The pot is 260.
I would bet 175 here with AA AK KQ KJ QQ JJ TT.
I notice that when I check back the flop I almost never have any bluffs in my range by the river. But given the fishy players in the pot and the history with villain, its the right adjustment.
Let me know what you guys thinks of the way I would play certain hands or if you think the ranges I assign villains are off.
Also... let me know of some good ways to work on your game.