Ok I can only access part 1 of your hands at the moment but I have watched through and noted a few things...
0:50 Top left KJo. Nothing wrong with folding there. I would rarely play this hand to any kind of raise, especially OOP.
2:00 QJo with one limper. REALLY don't like limping OTB here. IMO you should be raising this hand in this situation. You have position and not to many to cut through. after the flop I think you played it ok but its a shame you didnt get more value. Raising pre-flop would have adressed this.
2:30 AKo. You 3-betting the guy which was good but after the flop there was no reason IMO for you not to C-bet. There were possible flush draws and he could possibly have had a 5. You need to bet to find out where you are in the hand and giving a free card here is just bad IMO.
6:30 AQo You are 5 from the button. IMO you should be playing that hand and raising it up to 10c. Some may see this as loose play but...
8:00 You mention about playing back at people the steal you blinds. IMO at this level I wouldn't defend blinds at all. I don't think its worth the effort and risk when there is so much money to be made from the shockingly bad play that you will see. Thats my opinion. I never defend myblinds at this level. I do steal liberally however!
8:50 AKo OTB You have a rasie EP and a call toward MP infront of you and you squeeze there. Personally I would keep my 3-bets and squeezes around about the same amounts. I see people squeezing 5X the original raising and 3-betting for value and light to 3X. I believe this gives away info. Perhaps making both 3-bets and squeezes to 4X the original raise would fix this?
9:20 AKo. I like the C-bet with the 899 2-tone board but I think you should have barrelled the turn when the Td came. There would have been a good chance of him folding and even if he didn't he would have let you know where you stood on the river.
12:29 K9s You just folded this hand in the CO. Personally this is a hand that I would play from the hijack with up to two limpers but no raises ahead of me. Perhaps some may find this a little on the loose side but thats how I value this hand.
Yes its good to see that you are playing nice and tight from the SB. Its one place where its very easy to leak away a lot of cash. Its only a cent at this level but what tends to happpen is that after the flop you can get drawn in to a hand that you shouldn't really be playing. its quite easy to get carried along with a shitty ace or a draw for a crappy little flush or weak straight and then just get ****ed on the river.
So yeah, its good that you have figured that completing the SB is often not worth your time.
13:40 You have a medium unsuited Ace and decided to 3-bet the guy because you thought he was stealing quite a lot. Even though you might find that in the long run these plays could be making you a little bit of money, I personally wouldn't bother at this level. As you play as a beginner you don't want to be making too many high variance moves because they are gonna affect your state of mind. I always feel a lot better within myself with my game if I have made a good fold or had the discipline to take myself out of a marginal situation even if for instance I missed the opportunity of 8c in the bank. If I lose 28c just to win 8c you know... its gonna piss me off a bit and affect my game.
Anyway as I said before. Defending blinds here=unnecessary.
I am hearing you mention 3-betting a lot (against stealers). I think you should channel your energy into learning the fundamentals first. Raising with and protecting your god hands. Keeping on the aggressive. believing these guys when they reprisent a monster and generally staying away from marginal situations and not doing anything stupid. You need little more at 2NL to crush the game... again IMO!
I've been there. At 10NL. Everything was going swimmingly until I got it in to my head that I need to be making these fancy plays and those. 3-betting, 4-betting light. Callng and trying to pay tricky. I went from >$250 down to (through denial and zero BRM) <10! I am now back up to $80 and just playing straight forward solid simple ABC poker. its all you need.
You can make so much cash here from people playing appaulingly bad witless irrational poker and tilting away their roll (like I did) that you really don't need fancy 3-betting. just concentrate on the basics first.
You say that your usaul steal is 2.5Xbb. IMO you sholdn't be changing your bet sizes according to how you want your opponents to respond. All you are doing there IMO isgiving away info.
15:40 KQo. I deffinately would have raise to 10c there.
16:05 QQ. I like the PFR... so far so good.
Yes its a scary looking flop and thats the reason why you should be betting. You got middle pair good kicker. There are a lot of hands that he could have but I wouldnt give him a free card. I'd make a pot sized bet and if you are behind he will let you know about it.
Ok the 3rd spade has hit and you are not comfortable with you hand. If you had have been check-raised you would know he had the goods. You should have bet after the flop. At this level people play very straigh forward and will give you all the info that you need. You have to risk money to gain info. There is now a spade flush possible too.
16:55 QQ. No personally I would bet that, only because there are 2 clubs on the board. If it was a rainbow board I think I would clasify this a s WAWB though I must admit it is a concept that I have struggle with!
17:30 Q9o I have no idea why you would possible want to bet that from the SB. Even I see this as unnecessarily loose and thats saying something!
33 where you called OOP to try and hit your set. Personally I would not call a raise from a guuy unless you make sure that he has a strong range so that you can be fairly sure that when you DO hit your set you can get paid off good to make it worth while. His PFR is 17 there and I dont think this really cuts it.
Ok you hit your set and you checked to him. Personally I would have led in here with a fair sized bet. You dont need to be giving him the opportunity of a free card and basically if he has something worth defending he would raise you. There are flush draws and possible but unlikely straight draws there as well.
Ok you have check-raised the guy and he has called. Now you have 2 flush draws on the board.
Ok you lead out a agin with 54c. Thats a fairly good bet though I woulf probably have made it 48. Reason being that you want a LITTLE action and 48 does LOOK a lot less that 54!
Ok he has called again and there is the possiblility of a full house there. A scaryish board I think but you gotta shove now. he is pot commited and willcall you anyway. He does. I think you played this have quite well and you got a good result.
22:00 I REALLY dont understand why you played 23 in the small blind. A waste of a penny and possibly more if you get suckered in to betting again... I mean what are you hoping for the LOWEST flush possible?!
THIS IS THE BIG ONE!
TT played terribly here. You raised at the start to 8c, A little small but no worse than me a week ago!
Fliop comes 482 with 2 diamonds on the board. You got possible flush draws and you WANNA BE BUILDING THE POT! I mean they put in 2 pathetic small bets, its obvious they are drawing and as the pre-flop raiser you go and... CALL?!?!?! You shold have raised there. raised a pot sized amount.
23:29 ok I dont HATE the steal here with 98 but if you are gonna steal then at least make it a decent sized bet... 10c is good
Yes you are in a tough spot now over with the TT! The board has paired with another 2. Atthis point you need to... well... raise it up or do something!
You call again on the turn... this is just terrible. You had control of the hand and have now thrown it away but psychologically you are now commited. The last diamond comes and you KNOW he has made the flush yet you call again.
What more can I say.
Ok bottom left you got KK. You made the right choice of raising it but to just 6c its just pointless! You got a great hand and you are just not protecting it. You should be thinking about building a big pot not trying to suck as many callers in as possible so the ones in latest position get odds
to come in with T7o and draw out on you!
Ok the flop comes nd you put 10c in to a 14c pot but really this shold have been 15c in to a 20c pot! At least you have bet in to it I mean you have to bet when you are OOP. If people get free cards its because YOU give then NOT because YOU give THEM the CHOICE.
27:02 AKo. You open with a good raise to 8c though 10 would have been better IMO. You follow with a standard C-bet and get raised. Its good to see you have mastered the art of bet-folding! At this level if you C-bet in to a scary-ish board and you get raised, the board scares you but not him so you can just go a ahead and make that fold fairly confident it was the right decision most of the time.
Well... hope that all helps!