Session Analysis: Chuckts session (100NL)

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This is the first real analysis i have ever written on somebody else. I have found it quite entertaining, and it's a great learning experience.

I just chose the hands that might have some interest, i dont think anybody really wants a comment on folding 42 in early position. :)

So here is about half of the session.


PokerStars Game #15389119389: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:48:20 (ET)
Table 'Ialmenus II' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r ($220.20 in chips)
Seat 2: check33 ($91.75 in chips)
Seat 3: PROTEA ($32.65 in chips)
Seat 4: ish22 ($16.15 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($107.65 in chips)
Seat 6: motown867 ($101.40 in chips)
Seat 7: VVay2good4u ($176.75 in chips)
Seat 8: uglyowl ($134.70 in chips)
Seat 9: The Jezus ($132.55 in chips)
ChuckTs: posts small blind $0.50
motown867: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Kc Qd]
VVay2good4u: folds
uglyowl: folds
The Jezus: folds
drag0nslay3r: folds
The Jezus leaves the table
check33: folds
PROTEA: raises $1 to $2
ish22: folds
ChuckTs: raises $5.50 to $7.50
motown867: folds
PROTEA: calls $5.50
*** FLOP *** [4h 6c Jc]
ChuckTs: bets $10
PROTEA: calls $10
*** TURN *** [4h 6c Jc] [8d]
ChuckTs: checks
PROTEA: checks
*** RIVER *** [4h 6c Jc 8d] [Js]
ChuckTs: checks
PROTEA: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ChuckTs: shows [Kc Qd] (a pair of Jacks)
PROTEA: shows [Kd Ah] (a pair of Jacks - Ace kicker)
PROTEA collected $34.25 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $36 | Rake $1.75
Board [4h 6c Jc 8d Js]
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: check33 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: PROTEA showed [Kd Ah] and won ($34.25) with a pair of Jacks
Seat 4: ish22 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: ChuckTs (small blind) showed [Kc Qd] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 6: motown867 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: VVay2good4u folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: uglyowl folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: The Jezus folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Not sure I like that re raise on KQ, especially against a short stack. It is very likely a shortstack will push over your raise on just about any pair or AK-A10, so at best were looking at a scenario where you are flipping. Opponent looks fishy thought, maybe this influenced the way you played that hand. Had the king hit the board you would have been in serious trouble.

PokerStars Game #15389130477: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:48:55 (ET)
Table 'Nassovia IV' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: jdesmo ($59 in chips)
Seat 2: ChuckTs ($113.10 in chips)
Seat 3: OJ IS GUILTY ($97.70 in chips)
Seat 4: tlatoani ($212.80 in chips)
Seat 5: teomak ($46.70 in chips)
Seat 6: Ca$hios Clay ($29.25 in chips)
Seat 7: schem11 ($100.90 in chips)
Seat 8: EurekaKid ($110.10 in chips)
Seat 9: afish121 ($22.50 in chips)
tlatoani: posts small blind $0.50
teomak: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Qs Qc]
Ca$hios Clay: folds
schem11: folds
EurekaKid: folds
afish121: folds
jdesmo: folds
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
OJ IS GUILTY: raises $18.50 to $22
tlatoani: folds
teomak: folds
ChuckTs: raises $91.10 to $113.10 and is all-in
OJ IS GUILTY: calls $75.70 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [7s 7d 3h]
*** TURN *** [7s 7d 3h] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [7s 7d 3h 8d] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ChuckTs: shows [Qs Qc] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
OJ IS GUILTY: shows [Kc Ah] (a pair of Sevens)
ChuckTs collected $193.90 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $196.90 | Rake $3
Board [7s 7d 3h 8d 4d]
Seat 1: jdesmo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: ChuckTs showed [Qs Qc] and won ($193.90) with two pair, Queens and Sevens
Seat 3: OJ IS GUILTY (button) showed [Kc Ah] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Seat 4: tlatoani (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: teomak (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: Ca$hios Clay folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: schem11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: EurekaKid folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: afish121 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I guess this was gutsy but well played. Villain’s raise is pretty much screaming “I don’t want you to call me”. I don’t think I’d normally stack on QQ pf, but when you push for all your chips in that situation it is probably because you had some sort of read on the guy.

PokerStars Game #15389130396: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:48:55 (ET)
Table 'Cursa V' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 2: 99killed ($98.50 in chips)
Seat 3: LaJune ($272.65 in chips)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 ($96.50 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($100 in chips)
Seat 6: MonacoC ($42.60 in chips)
Seat 7: EurekaKid ($123.05 in chips)
Seat 8: CattDeizeL ($107.50 in chips)
Seat 9: Moskvich ($96 in chips)
ChuckTs: posts small blind $0.50
MonacoC: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Qd Td]
EurekaKid: folds
CattDeizeL: folds
dellwood123 leaves the table
Moskvich: folds
99killed: folds
Astro_Pete joins the table at seat #1
LaJune: folds
TAZZY1982: folds
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
MonacoC: folds
ChuckTs collected $2 from pot
ChuckTs: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $2 | Rake $0
Seat 2: 99killed folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: LaJune folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: ChuckTs (small blind) collected ($2)
Seat 6: MonacoC (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: EurekaKid folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: CattDeizeL folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Moskvich folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Nice positional play. A regular blind steal with a marginal holding.

PokerStars Game #15389136754: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:49:16 (ET)
Table 'Swings' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: SniperCR99 ($84.05 in chips)
Seat 2: JIMA1118 ($88.30 in chips)
Seat 4: ChuckTs ($100 in chips)
Seat 5: The Jezus ($195.75 in chips)
Seat 6: minutemen69 ($99.50 in chips)
Seat 7: sofa604 ($102 in chips)
Seat 8: Bob Moran ($86.45 in chips)
Seat 9: grampadan ($66.20 in chips)
JIMA1118: posts small blind $0.50
ChuckTs: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [7c 5h]
The Jezus: folds
The Jezus leaves the table
minutemen69: folds
sofa604: folds
Bob Moran: calls $1
grampadan: folds
SniperCR99: folds
JIMA1118: calls $0.50
ChuckTs: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s 5c 3d]
JIMA1118: checks
ChuckTs: bets $2
Bob Moran: calls $2
JIMA1118: folds
*** TURN *** [4s 5c 3d] [Th]
ChuckTs: checks
Bob Moran: checks
*** RIVER *** [4s 5c 3d Th] [5d]
ChuckTs: bets $5
Bob Moran: folds
ChuckTs collected $6.70 from pot
ChuckTs: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $7 | Rake $0.30
Board [4s 5c 3d Th 5d]
Seat 1: SniperCR99 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: JIMA1118 (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: ChuckTs (big blind) collected ($6.70)
Seat 5: The Jezus folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: minutemen69 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: sofa604 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Bob Moran folded on the River
Seat 9: grampadan folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I guess it is ok flop for 75 in the big blind. I like the bet on the flop. The fact that he just flat called the flop bet probably tells me he is on some kind of draw or just random overcards, so I would like another bet on the turn instead of checking, I don’t really see him having many 10s in his possible holdings. Finally the 5USD bet on the river is probably too much, he has already shown weakness, don’t see you getting much value from him there.

PokerStars Game #15389138530: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:49:22 (ET)
Table 'Cursa V' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 2: 99killed ($98.50 in chips)
Seat 3: LaJune ($272.65 in chips)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 ($96.50 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($101 in chips)
Seat 6: MonacoC ($41.60 in chips)
Seat 7: EurekaKid ($123.05 in chips)
Seat 8: CattDeizeL ($107.50 in chips)
Seat 9: Moskvich ($96 in chips)
MonacoC: posts small blind $0.50
EurekaKid: posts big blind $1
Astro_Pete: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [9d 9s]
CattDeizeL: folds
Moskvich: folds
99killed: folds
LaJune: folds
TAZZY1982: folds
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
MonacoC: folds
EurekaKid: folds
ChuckTs collected $2.50 from pot
ChuckTs: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $2.50 | Rake $0
Seat 2: 99killed folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: LaJune folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: ChuckTs (button) collected ($2.50)
Seat 6: MonacoC (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: EurekaKid (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: CattDeizeL folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Moskvich folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I like the 3.5x BB bet, pretty standard play in decent position.

PokerStars Game #15389143656: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:49:39 (ET)
Table 'Ialmenus II' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r ($220.20 in chips)
Seat 2: check33 ($91.75 in chips)
Seat 3: PROTEA ($49.40 in chips)
Seat 4: ish22 ($16.15 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($100 in chips)
Seat 6: motown867 ($99.90 in chips)
Seat 7: VVay2good4u ($177.25 in chips)
Seat 8: uglyowl ($134.70 in chips)
VVay2good4u: posts small blind $0.50
uglyowl: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Ac 4d]
drag0nslay3r: folds
bobsmith11 joins the table at seat #9
check33: folds
PROTEA: raises $1 to $2
ish22: folds
ChuckTs: folds
motown867: calls $2
VVay2good4u: calls $1.50
uglyowl: calls $1
*** FLOP *** [8c Qd Ad]
VVay2good4u: checks
uglyowl: checks
PROTEA: bets $1
motown867: calls $1
VVay2good4u: calls $1
uglyowl: calls $1
*** TURN *** [8c Qd Ad] [2c]
VVay2good4u: checks
uglyowl: bets $8
PROTEA: folds
motown867: calls $8
VVay2good4u: folds
*** RIVER *** [8c Qd Ad 2c] [4c]
uglyowl: checks
motown867: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
uglyowl: shows [6d 9d] (high card Ace)
motown867: shows [Th Js] (high card Ace - Queen+Jack kicker)
motown867 collected $26.65 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $28 | Rake $1.35
Board [8c Qd Ad 2c 4c]
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: check33 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: PROTEA folded on the Turn
Seat 4: ish22 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: ChuckTs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: motown867 (button) showed [Th Js] and won ($26.65) with high card Ace
Seat 7: VVay2good4u (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 8: uglyowl (big blind) showed [6d 9d] and lost with high card Ace


Standard Fold. A-rag in Mp on a raised pot.

PokerStars Game #15389166486: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:50:54 (ET)
Table 'Cursa V' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 2: 99killed ($98.50 in chips)
Seat 3: LaJune ($272.65 in chips)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 ($96.50 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($102.50 in chips)
Seat 6: MonacoC ($41.10 in chips)
Seat 7: EurekaKid ($123.05 in chips)
Seat 8: CattDeizeL ($106.50 in chips)
Seat 9: Moskvich ($96 in chips)
CattDeizeL: posts small blind $0.50
Moskvich: posts big blind $1
Astro_Pete: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Jd 8d]
99killed: folds
LaJune: folds
TAZZY1982 has timed out
TAZZY1982: folds
TAZZY1982 is sitting out
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
MonacoC: folds
EurekaKid: calls $3.50
CattDeizeL: raises $10.50 to $14
Moskvich: folds
ChuckTs: folds
EurekaKid: folds
CattDeizeL collected $11.50 from pot
CattDeizeL: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $11.50 | Rake $0
Seat 2: 99killed folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: LaJune folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: ChuckTs folded before Flop
Seat 6: MonacoC folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: EurekaKid (button) folded before Flop
Seat 8: CattDeizeL (small blind) collected ($11.50)
Seat 9: Moskvich (big blind) folded before Flop


Nice try at stealing the blinds, an unopened pot in late position. Pretty easy fold after you get called and then raised.

PokerStars Game #15389171046: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:51:09 (ET)
Table 'Aura III' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: roland1952 ($100 in chips)
Seat 3: monytree ($172.65 in chips)
Seat 4: ChuckTs ($100 in chips)
Seat 5: ROSYFEN ($20.80 in chips)
Seat 6: GAVJAG ($135.05 in chips)
Seat 7: tweakachu ($58.50 in chips)
Seat 8: run$2$low ($38.50 in chips)
Seat 9: DirtWorks28 ($55.40 in chips)
DirtWorks28: posts small blind $0.50
roland1952: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [5c 7c]
monytree: folds
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
ROSYFEN: folds
GAVJAG: folds
tweakachu: folds
run$2$low: calls $3.50
DirtWorks28: folds
roland1952: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ts 5s 3d]
ChuckTs: bets $6
run$2$low: calls $6
*** TURN *** [Ts 5s 3d] [2h]
ChuckTs: bets $13
run$2$low: folds
ChuckTs collected $19.50 from pot
ChuckTs: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $20.50 | Rake $1
Board [Ts 5s 3d 2h]
Seat 1: roland1952 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: monytree folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: ChuckTs collected ($19.50)
Seat 5: ROSYFEN folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: GAVJAG folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: tweakachu folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: run$2$low (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 9: DirtWorks28 (small blind) folded before Flop





Very interesting hand there. I guess you were trying to mix your game up a little bit, otherwise I don’t understand why you would raise there with 57. Your c-bet is pretty good at about 3/4 the pot. Don’t really know but I don’t really like the turn bet (2/3 pot), assuming your villain is an average guy most hands that you have beat are folding, and most hands that beat you are calling as the board isn’t very dangerous. I like a smaller bet on the turn instead, as checking gives him a possibility of bluffing you.



PokerStars Game #15389180337: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:51:40 (ET)
Table 'Swings' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: SniperCR99 ($83.05 in chips)
Seat 2: JIMA1118 ($87.30 in chips)
Seat 4: ChuckTs ($103.20 in chips)
Seat 6: minutemen69 ($97.50 in chips)
Seat 7: sofa604 ($93 in chips)
Seat 8: Bob Moran ($94.95 in chips)
Seat 9: grampadan ($66.20 in chips)
minutemen69: posts small blind $0.50
sofa604: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Ad 8h]
Bob Moran: calls $1
grampadan: folds
SniperCR99: folds
JIMA1118: folds
ChuckTs: raises $3.50 to $4.50
minutemen69: calls $4
sofa604: folds
Bob Moran: folds
*** FLOP *** [9h 2c Jc]
minutemen69: checks
ChuckTs: bets $7.50
minutemen69: calls $7.50
*** TURN *** [9h 2c Jc] [6h]
minutemen69: checks
ChuckTs: checks
*** RIVER *** [9h 2c Jc 6h] [Ts]
minutemen69: bets $10
ChuckTs: folds
minutemen69 collected $24.75 from pot
minutemen69: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $26 | Rake $1.25
Board [9h 2c Jc 6h Ts]
Seat 1: SniperCR99 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: JIMA1118 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: ChuckTs (button) folded on the River
Seat 6: minutemen69 (small blind) collected ($24.75)
Seat 7: sofa604 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: Bob Moran folded before Flop
Seat 9: grampadan folded before Flop (didn't bet)


Again a nice try to steal the blinds. Cbet on the flop looks good to me after showing pf aggression. Once he calls your pf raise and your c bet on that flop there is not much you can beat, so check-fold is an easy choice.


PokerStars Game #15389199256: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:52:44 (ET)
Table 'Ialmenus II' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r ($219.20 in chips)
Seat 2: check33 ($91.75 in chips)
Seat 3: PROTEA ($41.40 in chips)
Seat 4: ish22 ($24.50 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($100 in chips)
Seat 6: motown867 ($115.95 in chips)
Seat 7: VVay2good4u ($174.25 in chips)
Seat 8: uglyowl ($121.70 in chips)
Seat 9: bobsmith11 ($37.55 in chips)
drag0nslay3r: posts small blind $0.50
check33: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Ac As]
PROTEA: calls $1
ish22: raises $1 to $2
ChuckTs: raises $6.50 to $8.50
motown867: folds
VVay2good4u: calls $8.50
uglyowl: folds
bobsmith11: folds
drag0nslay3r: folds
check33: folds
PROTEA: folds
ish22: calls $6.50
*** FLOP *** [Ah Qd 4h]
ish22: bets $10
ChuckTs: calls $10
VVay2good4u: folds
*** TURN *** [Ah Qd 4h] [5d]
ish22: bets $6 and is all-in
ChuckTs: calls $6
*** RIVER *** [Ah Qd 4h 5d] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ish22: shows [Ad Ks] (a pair of Aces)
ChuckTs: shows [Ac As] (three of a kind, Aces)
ChuckTs collected $57.15 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $60 | Rake $2.85
Board [Ah Qd 4h 5d 8s]
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: check33 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: PROTEA folded before Flop
Seat 4: ish22 showed [Ad Ks] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: ChuckTs showed [Ac As] and won ($57.15) with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 6: motown867 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: VVay2good4u folded on the Flop
Seat 8: uglyowl folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: bobsmith11 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Nice 3 bet pf on a nice hand. I would think player in seat 7 is probably loose and/or is floating you. I would probably make it more expensive for him to go to the turn as he is getting great odds (close to 5:1) for drawing on you, and the board allows for a heart flush draw, a broadway draw, or even a low straight type of draw (more unlikely here), and I wouldn’t rule out a combo draw (hearts flush draw/broadway) either. The small stack isn’t a issue here as he is already commited no matter what.


PokerStars Game #15389207787: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:53:12 (ET)
Table 'Nassovia IV' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: jdesmo ($67.30 in chips)
Seat 2: ChuckTs ($209.30 in chips)
Seat 3: DenisDrolet ($57 in chips)
Seat 4: tlatoani ($212.30 in chips)
Seat 5: teomak ($63.95 in chips)
Seat 6: Ca$hios Clay ($27.75 in chips)
Seat 7: schem11 ($99.40 in chips)
Seat 8: EurekaKid ($109.10 in chips)
Seat 9: squidrigs ($20 in chips)
EurekaKid: posts small blind $0.50
squidrigs: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Js Kh]
jdesmo: folds
ChuckTs: folds
DenisDrolet: raises $2 to $3
tlatoani: folds
teomak: folds
Ca$hios Clay: raises $3 to $6
schem11: folds
EurekaKid: folds
squidrigs: folds
DenisDrolet: raises $51 to $57 and is all-in
Ca$hios Clay: calls $21.75 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [7c Ks 9s]
*** TURN *** [7c Ks 9s] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [7c Ks 9s 7h] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DenisDrolet: shows [As Ah] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
Ca$hios Clay: mucks hand
DenisDrolet collected $54.15 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $57 | Rake $2.85
Board [7c Ks 9s 7h 4d]
Seat 1: jdesmo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: ChuckTs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: DenisDrolet showed [As Ah] and won ($54.15) with two pair, Aces and Sevens
Seat 4: tlatoani folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: teomak folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Ca$hios Clay mucked [6h 6d]
Seat 7: schem11 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: EurekaKid (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: squidrigs (big blind) folded before Flop


Even though KJ is not a bad starting hand, I do agree wholeheartedly with the pf fold here as you were out of position.

 
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Chuck how often do you double barrell? What type of conditions do you need to double barrel someone?

Asking as in all the hands I have looked at of yours I havnt seen you do it often.
 
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I recently was asking about the exact conditions in which we should 3-barrel at stox, and Ed Miller gave me a very helpful post. Apparently he liked it so much he copy & pasted it to his blog here, so go and read that if you want a good description of when to do so.

Most of the spots above are really bad for double barrels which is why you don't see any.

Thanks for the analysis, johoyo. QQ was against a maniac, so I wasn't against an unknown or anything there. 57 I also had a read but the turn bet was still a little thin.
 
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question directed to chuck. In your first hand you 3 bet with kq pre flop, is this common practice or was this read based??
 
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3-bet vs a steal there is very standard for me, but johoyo has a point about it being up against a shortstack.

I don't really like calling or folding, but 3-betting can get us into trouble.
 
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Lol, after making that post i did some googling and found that exact same article by ed miller and now you are linking me to it as you asked him the question, small small world that cyberspace is.
 
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3-bet vs a steal there is very standard for me, but johoyo has a point about it being up against a shortstack.

I don't really like calling or folding, but 3-betting can get us into trouble.

lol so which would you say is the best option? Is it entirely read and situation based? Since i dont think ive ever 3 bet k,q and was wondering if im missing out on something.
 
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lol so which would you say is the best option? Is it entirely read and situation based? Since i dont think ive ever 3 bet k,q and was wondering if im missing out on something.

really, you have never 3-bet KQ?

I 3-bet nits and very tight players all the time as they usually fold all their hands except AA/KK/QQ posibly call me with AK depends on oponent.

The majority of the time they fold to a 3 bet p/f.

Altough dont 3-bet super nits who have VPIPs of 5 as the usually have AA/KK/QQ/AK any way.
 
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Hmm interesting ill try from now on, i generally fold kq to a raise as i have never believe it was good enough to 3 bet with and dont want to be calling with it. Ill so how 3 betting works
 
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The value of the hand isn't the only reason we raise it - usually it's ahead of even the nittier players' button opening ranges - but we want to raise to get FE as well, and to add balance to our play.

If the only hands you're 3-betting vs observant opponents is AQ+/JJ+ or whatever, then you simply won't get action from worse hands.
 
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^^^ I 3 bet with hands such as suited connectors on occasions aswell just to mix up my game, but they are always on the basis of planning on outplaying villain on flop. Ive never thought of value 3 betting kq. Well you learn something new all the time
 
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I like your style chuck you have a very good aggressive game. A few notes....

With KQ I liked the raise against a possible stealer, and he really should have folded to a $10 bet on the flop with just ace high. One small thing, I think a $8 bet is better than a $10 bet, in this case you would have saved yourself $2. And if he will fold to a $10 bet he will also fold to a $8 bet, and a half pot bet (which would actually be $7.5) doesn't give him good odds at all to draw with two overcards.

Jack 8 suited with 4 players left to act you should have folded. I think you need at least a QJ suited, J10suited, or KJ os to play here.

Raising with ace 8 os against an early limper is a bit too loose here IMO. I think a call or a fold here is better. As played tho you played it good.
 
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I like your style chuck you have a very good aggressive game. A few notes....

With KQ I liked the raise against a possible stealer, and he really should have folded to a $10 bet on the flop with just ace high. One small thing, I think a $8 bet is better than a $10 bet, in this case you would have saved yourself $2. And if he will fold to a $10 bet he will also fold to a $8 bet, and a half pot bet (which would actually be $7.5) doesn't give him good odds at all to draw with two overcards.

Jack 8 suited with 4 players left to act you should have folded. I think you need at least a QJ suited, J10suited, or KJ os to play here.

Raising with ace 8 os against an early limper is a bit too loose here IMO. I think a call or a fold here is better. As played tho you played it good.

re: KQ - $10's about the smallest I'll go there - my standard c-bet is 3/4 the pot and I already shrunk it down some. I do agree a smaller bet is called for here (relative to pot, not relative to my $10). I was going to argue that 3/4 is my normal raising amount and that I don't want to change that, but villain is a relative unknown and maintaining consistent bet sizes doesn't matter against him.

re: J8s - just like the 57s in EP that's a balancing play for me - I'm not doing that every time. It's really not even completely necessary at 100nl but I like to :)

Thanks for the input.
 
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second half chuck's session

Here is the second part of the session analysis. This part didnt have many hands to comment on, but it had a couple of interesting ones. Overall i like your style, i guess its regular tag poker with a little twist. I can see clearly that you are a winning player (i doubt this is new to anybody). You are very agressive which is always good, although it does seem you are much more agressive pf than postflop.



Sorry for taking this long, i was a little busy, but to tell you the truth i forgot the second part was still due.




pokerstars Game #15389222337: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:54:00 (ET)
Table 'Swings' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: SniperCR99 ($83.05 in chips)
Seat 2: JIMA1118 ($87.30 in chips)
Seat 4: ChuckTs ($100 in chips)
Seat 6: minutemen69 ($110.25 in chips)
Seat 7: sofa604 ($91.50 in chips)
Seat 8: Bob Moran ($95.35 in chips)
Seat 9: grampadan ($65.20 in chips)
Bob Moran: posts small blind $0.50
grampadan: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Ah Ac]
SniperCR99: folds
JIMA1118: folds
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
minutemen69: folds
sofa604: raises $9.50 to $13
Bob Moran: folds
aznkrunk joins the table at seat #5
grampadan: folds
ChuckTs: calls $9.50
*** FLOP *** [7h 9s 6h]
ChuckTs: checks
sofa604: bets $19
SniperCR99 leaves the table
ChuckTs: raises $68 to $87 and is all-in
sofa604: calls $59.50 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [7h 9s 6h] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [7h 9s 6h 6c] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ChuckTs: shows [Ah Ac] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
sofa604: mucks hand
ChuckTs collected $181.50 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $184.50 | Rake $3
Board [7h 9s 6h 6c Qs]
Seat 1: SniperCR99 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: JIMA1118 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: ChuckTs showed [Ah Ac] and won ($181.50) with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 6: minutemen69 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: sofa604 (button) mucked [Kd Kc]
Seat 8: Bob Moran (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: grampadan (big blind) folded before Flop

Nice hand here. AA vs KK. I see that you only called his 3 bet instead of coming over the top, I guess that is a good play to disguise your hand and make it less predictable. As played it looks great on the flop, doesn’t look like any of the cards help a 3 betting opponent so you’re shove is good. I don’t know what kind of range your opponent 3 bets, but I think we are probably not getting good value out of JJ, QQ, or AK type of hands, by shoving here. I think I prefer setting up for shoving in the turn.





PokerStars Game #15389253052: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:55:43 (ET)
Table 'Nassovia IV' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: jdesmo ($65.80 in chips)
Seat 2: ChuckTs ($208.30 in chips)
Seat 3: DenisDrolet ($78.40 in chips)
Seat 4: tlatoani ($213.80 in chips)
Seat 5: teomak ($63.95 in chips)
Seat 7: schem11 ($99.40 in chips)
Seat 8: EurekaKid ($114.55 in chips)
Seat 9: squidrigs ($18.50 in chips)
ChuckTs: posts small blind $0.50
DenisDrolet: posts big blind $1
tweakachu: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Kh Js]
tlatoani: folds
teomak: folds
schem11: folds
EurekaKid: folds
squidrigs: folds
jdesmo: calls $1
ChuckTs: raises $3.50 to $4.50
DenisDrolet: folds
jdesmo: folds
ChuckTs collected $3 from pot
ChuckTs: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $3 | Rake $0
Seat 1: jdesmo (button) folded before Flop
Seat 2: ChuckTs (small blind) collected ($3)
Seat 3: DenisDrolet (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: tlatoani folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: teomak folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: schem11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: EurekaKid folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: squidrigs folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I like this raise/steal preflop. I would probably raise it a little bit more considering we are in the sb, but other than that I like the way it was played.

PokerStars Game #15389255145: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:55:50 (ET)
Table 'Cetus III' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 2: ValZephyr ($104.80 in chips)
Seat 3: Fang41 ($15.50 in chips)
Seat 4: Cptn_Squishy ($47.70 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($100 in chips)
Seat 6: NessV ($155.15 in chips)
Seat 7: 99killed ($266.20 in chips)
Seat 8: dbuild ($99 in chips)
Seat 9: Tgcl764 ($90.95 in chips)
Cptn_Squishy: posts small blind $0.50
ChuckTs: posts big blind $1
pcboi: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Kc Ac]
NessV: folds
99killed: folds
dbuild: calls $1
Tgcl764: folds
ValZephyr: folds
Fang41: folds
Cptn_Squishy: folds
ChuckTs: raises $3.50 to $4.50
dbuild: calls $3.50
*** FLOP *** [Ks Qc 4c]
ChuckTs: bets $7
dbuild: raises $7 to $14
ChuckTs: calls $7
*** TURN *** [Ks Qc 4c] [Qh]
ChuckTs: checks
dbuild: bets $8
ChuckTs: calls $8
*** RIVER *** [Ks Qc 4c Qh] [Th]
ChuckTs: checks
dbuild: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ChuckTs: shows [Kc Ac] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
dbuild: mucks hand
ChuckTs collected $50.95 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $53.50 | Rake $2.55
Board [Ks Qc 4c Qh Th]
Seat 2: ValZephyr folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Fang41 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Cptn_Squishy (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: ChuckTs (big blind) showed [Kc Ac] and won ($50.95) with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 6: NessV folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: 99killed folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: dbuild mucked [8s Ts]
Seat 9: Tgcl764 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Nice hand in the BB. I like the preflop raise. You probably couldn’t ask for a better flop than that. You bet about 3/4 pot and he raises. Don’t see many hands beating you there by the way he played preflop, expect maybe 44. Chances are he is probably trying to take a stab at the pot, and he has some type of draw. I like the call giving him the chance to hit a second best hand and stack against you, although I don’t think raising here is a bad line either, in an attempt to build the pot. Turn is a bit of a cooler, so checking/calling is fine. Opponents 8 dollar bet is very weak considering how big the pot is, it is either a monster hand trying to get value or just a very weak bluff. I think value betting the river is probably the way to go, opponent looks weak and it doesn’t look like that 10 fills up any draw that makes sense.



PokerStars Game #15389290492: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:57:50 (ET)
Table 'Ialmenus II' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r ($221.20 in chips)
Seat 2: check33 ($90.25 in chips)
Seat 3: PROTEA ($36.60 in chips)
Seat 4: tweakachu ($61.35 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($131.15 in chips)
Seat 6: motown867 ($112.45 in chips)
Seat 7: VVay2good4u ($164.75 in chips)
Seat 8: uglyowl ($121.70 in chips)
Seat 9: bobsmith11 ($43.05 in chips)
VVay2good4u: posts small blind $0.50
uglyowl: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [9h Kd]
bobsmith11: folds
drag0nslay3r: folds
check33: folds
PROTEA: folds
tweakachu: folds
ChuckTs: folds
motown867: calls $1
VVay2good4u: folds
uglyowl: checks
*** FLOP *** [7h 7s Ad]
uglyowl: checks
motown867: bets $1
uglyowl: folds
motown867 collected $2.40 from pot
motown867: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $2.50 | Rake $0.10
Board [7h 7s Ad]
Seat 1: drag0nslay3r folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: check33 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: PROTEA folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: tweakachu folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: ChuckTs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: motown867 (button) collected ($2.40)
Seat 7: VVay2good4u (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: uglyowl (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: bobsmith11 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I think im raising here instead of folding. Were late and the pot is unopened, im probably trying to steal blinds with a marginal holding here.

PokerStars Game #15389293859: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:58:02 (ET)
Table 'Aura III' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: roland1952 ($97.50 in chips)
Seat 4: ChuckTs ($109 in chips)
Seat 6: GAVJAG ($140.40 in chips)
Seat 7: tweakachu ($57 in chips)
Seat 8: run$2$low ($20.50 in chips)
Seat 9: DirtWorks28 ($58.95 in chips)
roland1952: posts small blind $0.50
ChuckTs: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [Qh 8h]
GAVJAG: folds
tweakachu: folds
run$2$low: folds
DirtWorks28: folds
roland1952: calls $0.50
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
roland1952: folds
ChuckTs collected $2 from pot
ChuckTs: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $2 | Rake $0
Seat 1: roland1952 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: ChuckTs (big blind) collected ($2)
Seat 6: GAVJAG folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: tweakachu folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: run$2$low folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: DirtWorks28 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Nice steal. Sb looked really weak and we have position on him. I like this play.

PokerStars Game #15389318841: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2008/02/18 - 23:59:27 (ET)
Table 'Cursa V' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Astro_Pete ($104 in chips)
Seat 2: 99killed ($97 in chips)
Seat 3: LaJune ($271.15 in chips)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 ($90.50 in chips)
Seat 5: ChuckTs ($100.40 in chips)
Seat 6: MonacoC ($40.10 in chips)
Seat 7: EurekaKid ($118.55 in chips)
Seat 8: CattDeizeL ($114.50 in chips)
Seat 9: Moskvich ($101.05 in chips)
EurekaKid: posts small blind $0.50
CattDeizeL: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ChuckTs [8c 5c]
Moskvich: folds
Astro_Pete: folds
99killed: folds
LaJune: folds
TAZZY1982: folds
ChuckTs: raises $2.50 to $3.50
MonacoC: folds
EurekaKid: folds
CattDeizeL: calls $2.50
*** FLOP *** [5s 7s Ts]
CattDeizeL: checks
ChuckTs: bets $5
CattDeizeL: folds
ChuckTs collected $7.15 from pot
ChuckTs: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $7.50 | Rake $0.35
Board [5s 7s Ts]
Seat 1: Astro_Pete folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: 99killed folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: LaJune folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: TAZZY1982 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: ChuckTs collected ($7.15)
Seat 6: MonacoC (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: EurekaKid (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: CattDeizeL (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: Moskvich folded before Flop (didn't bet)


I guess this is one of those mixing up your game type of plays. I guess its pretty good cuz it makes you slightly harder to read. Flop is pretty scary, but I guess the c-bet is standard, its an easy fold if you are given any action.
 
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