Amateur to Pro

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Dated:
Mar 15th, 2011
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Alan Jackson
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Alan takes you from Amateur to Pro!

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  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 1:47am
    Discussion for Amateur to Pro.
  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 8:48am

    Hi Guys, If anyone wants to ask me ANY questions about this video or the series in general then fire away. Regards Chingster23

  • Tricarico Tricarico Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 11:58am
    I love this. Really happy your making these vids. I'm looking forward for the rest of the series!
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    497 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 12:15pm
    Thanks Tricarico, we're really enjoying making them, but I was really unsure of how they would be received.
  • andrexpuppy andrexpuppy Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 1:33pm
    ive never commented on a video before watching all of it before but ive watched the first 15mins of this vid and just want to saw that the concept of it is really exciting i think this could be something really special.
  • markdonkey markdonkey Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 2:43pm
    excellent video, this is very useful info. also really interesting story from lee. i think it would have been nice if you also mentioned cold calling from BB vs SB open, opening ranges from blinds with limpers, and completing ranges w/ SB when there's limpers.
  • ibombonato ibombonato Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 3:44pm
    Very good/solid stuff ;)
  • RuSure RuSure Poker Newbie
    7 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 4:56pm
    Amazing!!! Really liked it :) keep up the good work
  • JimSprout JimSprout Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 7:01pm
    Good vid for beginners like me. One thing that confused me - they said that Lee was using a 4 point spread but his cold calling ranges were all like 6%+. I'd really like a video about c/raising flops and raising cbets. Should you have a polarised range? Semi bluff? Any advice anyone?
  • Jimbozgrapes Jimbozgrapes Poker Prodigy
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 7:33pm
    Great video, being a professional poker player is something I aspire to be, although as of right now I am leaning towards sng play which is completely different from cash game play. I think this looks to be a great series, and I am really exited to see the rest. I have been wondering how much typical coaching costs
  • ClutchCity ClutchCity Poker Newbie
    12 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 7:43pm
    plz define bollocking looking forward to the rest :)
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    497 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 9:22pm
    markdonkey, those are coming up, we spend 3 videos just on preflop play. If we've don't decently cover the topics you've listed let me know. Also keep on eye on my Common Spots series and I will be covering the topics you listed at some point.
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    497 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 9:24pm
    JimSprout, the 4 pt spread is an overall spread. When a short stack opens his ranges tighten and when someone 3B's before he acts his CC drops to near 0. If we were to look at his spread when faced w/ an open from a 100BB stack I'm sure it would be higher.
  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
    164 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    15 Mar 2011 at 10:59pm
    Bollicking = being told off. Having your wrists smacked.
  • MoniesRemovalPLC MoniesRemovalPLC Poker Apprentice
    239 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    16 Mar 2011 at 5:00pm

    quality video like this format alot, even for a MS player i think theres gonna be value - will be watching the whole series for sure... who's coats that jacket boyo?

  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
    164 Posts
    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    16 Mar 2011 at 5:35pm

    MoniesRemovalPLC wrote:

    quality video like this format alot, even for a MS player i think theres gonna be value - will be watching the whole series for sure... who's coats that jacket boyo?

    You must be Welsh to be able to quote that saying.

  • AaronPope AaronPope Poker Trainee
    252 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    16 Mar 2011 at 9:53pm
    Thanks for sharing your story Chingster. I'm in the process of getting brave enough to leave my well-paying job to play poker. I like that you call it being 'authentic' to yourself. I've turned poker into a Zen practice, and the next step is living that 'authentic' life and becoming a professional poker player and myofascial release expert. As for you, Mr Alan. This video resonates with me a lot more than your others, but I really appreciate the content that you continue to bring to BFP. Great work. -Aaron
  • TokyoMoley TokyoMoley Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 12:18am
    Chingster23, mate you are an absolute legend, congrats on your achievements so far - hoping to do the same thing one day! Keep living the dream. Looking forward to watching the series.
  • Tranqville Tranqville Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 1:22am
    Chingster, yours is an amazing story. I'm glad that you were able to break through. I remember discussing with you in the thread how things you learned from the vids had not worked for you, and it's great to see you turn that around. Alan, please consider making a separate concept video on domination - you pay a lot of attention to it and it shapes your preflop game. I guess some coaches/players think that domination is given too much importance. They say that the chance of getting in dominated situation is about same as flopping a set - i.e. does not happen that often. I definitely will be rethinking my approach to domination. A rigid math-based discussion for 100bb stacks would be great. I would be very interested in your comments on flatting active 3bettors in the blinds on the B and CO with like QJs etc. I would also be very interested in discussion of domination in deeper stack situations. Will look forward to the rest of the series.
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    497 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 2:04am
    Hey Tranqville, I think about do a video on that. I've heard other very good players who agree w/ what you wrote concerning domination. I think they are wrong, especially when it comes to a TAGish style game. Let's consider KJo and A5s and either opening in EP or CC in LP vs EP open. Both those hands are clearly going leave you vv unbalanced when it come to domination. When you have the best hand you'll often only take one bet, when you are dominated you'll often give up two bets. So somehow you have to make up for this. Superior hands reading is one way, being able to bluff or making thin calls vs three barrels (I don't feel like I can do this effectively enough). Another way is being able to profitably barrel w/ draws. A5s is decent for this, but KJ isn't as all your draws will also connect strong with hands that give you low fold equity. Lastly, I've look at many players databases and have consistently found that those types of hands loss them money. Imo, those types of hands are borderline at best. I'd rather not mess with them, open up another table and keep to a range taht I know to be profitable.
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    497 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 2:08am
    As far as defending vs active 3B'ers in the blinds, mid suited connectors, KQ, AQ, mid suited one gappers are my go to defense range. For me to get QJs in there we need to deep or they need to be really out of control. When it comes to defending vs 3B'ers my primary concern is making sure I don't appear exploitable (keeping my fold vs 3B down to 55) while not giving up profit w/ the low end of my defense range. I recently found (and you'll see this in the third video of this series) that I'm over defending at the expense of profits and I've been cleaning up my ranges.
  • BRONTOK1 BRONTOK1 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 7:12am
    I always wanted to hear a real life experience in a video. Looking forward for more of the series.:-)
  • rifts1103 rifts1103 Poker Newbie
    2 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 11:55am

    Hey Alan, 

    Another awesome video. How can I contact you about training?

     

  • MoniesRemovalPLC MoniesRemovalPLC Poker Apprentice
    239 Posts
    Re: Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 11:59am

    Chingster23 wrote:

    You must be Welsh to be able to quote that saying.

    haha na but have many welsh friends, i live in cornwall though so kinda celtic aswell. enjoyed the vid lee, GL in your poker career

  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 12:06pm

    rifts1103 wrote:

    Hey Alan, 

    Another awesome video. How can I contact you about training?

     

    Riffs, I think I just responded to your email on my site, but if that wasn't you details about my coaching and contact info can be found on my site.

  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 12:12pm

    For those of you interested in my personal story (they both run alongside each other) then check out my blog at www.leedavy.co.uk.

    In addition to comments on the technicalities of the poker playing side of things remember this series is about becoming good enough to earn money consistently. The starting point of this story was a guy (me) who had a NORMAL job with a wife and a kid trying to live a NORMAL life. If you have any questions on this side of the story feel free to ask and I will answer them all.

    Lee

     

  • minto83 minto83 Poker Newbie
    4 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 1:46pm
    Hey Chingster, another Welshie here! What up bro? What stakes u playing atm?
  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
    164 Posts
    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 1:52pm

    minto83 wrote:

    Hey Chingster, another Welshie here! What up bro? What stakes u playing atm?

    My playing schedule consists of four tables of 200nl. I played about 10,000 hands of 400nl the other week and really enjoyed myself. I have discussed moving up with Coach Jackson and for the time being I am going to remain where I am.

    I can let success get to my head quicker than it should and sometimes it makes me think I am better than I am. This is where a good coach steps in and bitch slaps some sense into you.

    Read my two blogs about my experiences at 400nl. The good feeling and the not so good feeling.

    Lee

     

  • minto83 minto83 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    17 Mar 2011 at 3:32pm

    Cool, its interesting to know that you can make a good return at 400nl playing more or less ABC poker.  Keep up the good work man :-)

  • COoOoOl COoOoOl Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    19 Mar 2011 at 3:41pm
    I personally dont like to 3bet with 22-66 because how bad it plays post flop. I more like to 3bet 109s 98s if the blinds squeeze a lot. But i am not a 100bb player
  • melles melles Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    25 Mar 2011 at 5:08am
    Great video. I used your recommendations but I ended up with these stats. VPIP 18.6 / PFR 15 / UO PFR 22 / 3Bet 6.5 I wounder if its because I try to have some big fish at my tables so I cant open raise so much because the pot have already been open by the fish.
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    25 Mar 2011 at 6:06am

    melles wrote:

    Great video. I used your recommendations but I ended up with these stats. VPIP 18.6 / PFR 15 / UO PFR 22 / 3Bet 6.5 I wounder if its because I try to have some big fish at my tables so I cant open raise so much because the pot have already been open by the fish.

    Yes, that is likely.  Make sure you are attacking the limpers w/ the proper range, which we'll get into in future videos. T9o+, T8s+, 77+,Ax+, all broadways, and you can dip down into hands like K7s,Q8s.  Be a bit tigher oop.

  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    25 Mar 2011 at 6:08am

    COoOoOl wrote:

    I personally dont like to 3bet with 22-66 because how bad it plays post flop. I more like to 3bet 109s 98s if the blinds squeeze a lot. But i am not a 100bb player

    They are not my preference, I would only 3B them when I feel calling is unprofitable and my opponent folds to 3B's w/ a high frequency (something close to 60%).

  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    25 Mar 2011 at 6:11am

    minto83 wrote:

    Cool, its interesting to know that you can make a good return at 400nl playing more or less ABC poker.  Keep up the good work man :-)

    Depends on your definition of ABC, which I imagine you understand.  I think player that feel they need to be extremely tricky/aggressive are incorrect.  I make moves, but I only do it when I'm sure it's +EV.

  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    25 Mar 2011 at 9:25am

    Interestingly I played a session last night and four people asked me if I was the guy from the BFP videos.

    They were all very complimentary but they were laughing and saying that "I was being turned into a nit." I think they were calling me Chingsternit.

    It was all done and said in jest but the point was important. There are a huge majority of players out there who believe loose-aggressive is the only way. I believe that it depends on your own individual talent. You cannot choose to be a LAG or TAG. I have tried and failed. I play this way because this is the level of talent I currently possess. When Alan makes me a better player then I may decide to have a VPIP of 95% like DrGiggy but until then I like being Chingsternit!

     

  • s00ted s00ted Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    29 Mar 2011 at 5:56am
    I would like to point out that coldcalling from the blinds is profitable if you are losing less than folding. Always folding from the SB costs you 50bb/100 and 100bbb/100 from the BB. If your bb/100 for coldcalling a particular hand from the blinds is better than that, you are making a profitable play. The same can be said for 3betting out of the blinds. Love the video. Keep up the good work!!
  • Xcalibur Xcalibur Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    30 Mar 2011 at 7:11pm
    Solid Video. Regarding cold calling UTG open (as UTG+1) Do you not feel 3 betting AA,KK is preferable for 2 reasons: 1.) UTG is much more likely to commit to his hand as his range is narrow and strong. 2) We avoid a multi way pot with set miners and overcallers behind with SPP, SC where our equity is drastically reduced. Regarding balance if we add the very occassional light 3 bet with say Axs we look very strong and either win pre or fold (a junky hand) to a 4 bet. If he flats pre we will win a decent ammount on the flop with a 1/2 psb CB or shut down on a terrible flop. Occassionally we flop a monster and can barrel/commit.
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    31 Mar 2011 at 1:19am

    Xcalibur wrote:

    Solid Video. Regarding cold calling UTG open (as UTG+1) Do you not feel 3 betting AA,KK is preferable for 2 reasons: 1.) UTG is much more likely to commit to his hand as his range is narrow and strong. 2) We avoid a multi way pot with set miners and overcallers behind with SPP, SC where our equity is drastically reduced. Regarding balance if we add the very occassional light 3 bet with say Axs we look very strong and either win pre or fold (a junky hand) to a 4 bet. If he flats pre we will win a decent ammount on the flop with a 1/2 psb CB or shut down on a terrible flop. Occassionally we flop a monster and can barrel/commit.

    W/ AA and KK in this spot it's a question of getting the greatest value.  I think flatting gets us the most value.  I think UGT commits his stack w/ AA/KK/QQ, I don't think he does so w/ AK in most ssnl games (if I think he stacks of w/ AK/JJ/TT then I think a 3B is the way to go).  When flatting we can get multiple barrels out of worse hands.  Allowing pots to get multiway and having someone hit can potentially put us in tough spots, but I still think there is more value in flatting.  I do like 3B'ing light in this spot vs players who play straight forward.

  • ChrisMintZ ChrisMintZ Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    3 Apr 2011 at 11:22pm
    Amazing, your story literally brought me to tears. I respect and love the fact you had the power to break free from that job.
  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    4 Apr 2011 at 3:57am

    ChrisMintZ wrote:

    Amazing, your story literally brought me to tears. I respect and love the fact you had the power to break free from that job.

    ChrisMintz:

    I left in September with a plan to make a living through poker but more importantly to enjoy my life and wake up each morning looking forward to each day. This morning I woke up in the Kemplinski hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia, a truly luxurious hotel. Yesterday, I sat inches away from Roberto Romanello after he burst into tears winning the WPT title in Slovakia. I was the chief live reporter for the Party Poker blog. I went to bed at 04:00 this morning after spending the evening partying with Roberto, Andrew Feldman, James Akenhead, Tatjana Pasalic, Jesse May and a whole host of other poker players and people employed by poker. I couldn't sleep last night because I was buzzing. Today, I fly home to spend a few weeks doing what the hell I want and I am gonna play a lot of poker. Then I am reporting live on the 48hr cash game for Party Poker before traveling to San Remo to cover the EPT. At the end of May I am going to fly to Las Vegas to spend the whole eight weeks of the WSOP living in a mansion with John Eames, Mathew Frankland and Stuart Rutter. I will tick two things off my bucket list 1. live abroad for two months 2. Play in a WSOP event. I am going to play, work and generally enjoy an experience I sincerely believe I will have every year for the rest of my life. 

     

    Is this a brag? Of course not. One day you can be lying in bed waiting for the dreaded sound of that alarm clock. The sound that will drag your mind screaming and kicking into your world. A world you believe you are stuck in. You will go to work dreaming of a better life. I am telling you this because you don't have to be stuck and you don't have to do that damn job. Just have a belief, turn it into a conviction through merciless planning and then take action each day for the rest of your life and you will be able to do truly anything that you want in life.

     

    Ching

  • ChrisMintZ ChrisMintZ Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    5 Apr 2011 at 10:20pm
    Thank You Ching. It's amazing how you turned your life around. If only more people have the courage and strength you had. Then more people could do so much more and I wouldn't have to hear them complain all the darn time lol Anyway, I wish you the best of luck and hope to follow the footsteps of people like you and accomplish what I most desire. Thanks again and looking to forward for more videos. I also would like a video of more a description of how you turned your life around. The story about the life coach and poker journey if thats possible. I would think it would be inspiring and helpful.
  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    7 Apr 2011 at 9:21am
    ChrisMintz: I put forward an idea that I am interviewed about the subject matters you have mentioned so let's wait and see. Alternatively, head over to www.leedavy.co.uk and you can read my story from where it started and how it has unfolded.
  • plbisaillon plbisaillon Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    21 Apr 2011 at 12:46pm
    Chingster23's story is a very compelling one for sure. I also play amateur, not losing too much but would love to get better. What are the 2-3 aspects that you really focused on (e.g. you spend this hour on pre-flop hand selection vs. post-flop play, etc.) you did say at the end it was the "ABC hand structure that really changed my game". Also, what software do you use when you say "check in my database to see if was profitable?" I guess that tells you what hands are profitable or not, but how do you know when to add new hands that might be profitable? Thanks!
  • plbisaillon plbisaillon Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    21 Apr 2011 at 12:47pm
    One more thing - would be very valuable if you had these starting hand ranges in a convenient printable tables so we don't have to re-watch the video :-)
  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    21 Apr 2011 at 3:14pm

    plbisaillon wrote:

    Chingster23's story is a very compelling one for sure. I also play amateur, not losing too much but would love to get better. What are the 2-3 aspects that you really focused on (e.g. you spend this hour on pre-flop hand selection vs. post-flop play, etc.) you did say at the end it was the "ABC hand structure that really changed my game". Also, what software do you use when you say "check in my database to see if was profitable?" I guess that tells you what hands are profitable or not, but how do you know when to add new hands that might be profitable? Thanks!

    Hi there,

    The main "light bulb" moments for me were:

    1. Board textures

    If you play chess or scrabble then you know you cannot make one move without having a plan for your next few moves. Understanding what a good flop looks like and what cards you are going to barrel on the turn and river was something I worked hard on (and continue to do so). Before I paid specific attention to this I just used pure aggression. Now my aggression is a lot more sophisticated.

    2. Dominated Situations

    Realising that if you flat with JTs, in position, against an under the gun open, that you are probably fucked if the flop comes down Ten or Jack high :) Seriously, understanding ranges and trying to be the person dominating the opposition and not being dominated. When I paid specific attention to this I seemed to be the one with the best hand most of the time.

    3. Review

    Work hard on your game. Spend more time reviewing your game and the game of your opponents than you do playing! Seriously, always have a warm up routine and always have a review not long after you have played. This is where the real dollars are won.

    I use Pokercopilot when I play on my Mac. This is not great for analysing your game so I transfer all of my hand histories to my Holdem Manager and work on my game using HEM. Keep watching the videos and we will show you HEM in more detail.

    In terms of the spreadsheets (hand charts) I am sure we will find a forum to provide them to you. If not just send me an e-mail to lee.davy@btopenworld.com and I will send them to you.

     

     

     

     

     

  • plbisaillon plbisaillon Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    25 Apr 2011 at 3:07pm
    Thanks for taking the time - I find your comments very interesting, mostly because they don't have to do with math or stats (ok, maybe the second one does - by reducing opening range you end up less dominated). But board textures and review are more "personal" and less data-driven. I started with a low bankroll playing low stakes, as an experiment, mostly playing SnGs. I built it up a bit, but then lost some focus - I went up in stakes, multi-tabled, and relied on the HUD dispalys all at once, and lost that focus on players, board texture, momentum, etc. and pretty much lost what I had gained. Also, I've won nicely playing like cash games, but for some reason have generally lost every time I play online cash games. So now I'm taking a step back to regroup and refocus my game to really make it profitable. I hope watching these videos will help! Thanks!
  • ChrisMintZ ChrisMintZ Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    3 May 2011 at 11:56pm
    I don't really understand why we open some hands or why we would introduce more hands in our opening range. You say most of our strategy post flop is to barrel. Mostly to make villain fold and have a tough time calling? However the profitability of a turn barrel or a river bluff is super dependent on his calling range. Knowing that how can we construct a preflop range that maximizes the money we make playing that range. Say for example we know villain will fold X range on the turn so we add in Y in order to exploit villain more. However if we don't know villains range or our perceived range its pretty darn impossible to play good poker and we are basically clicking buttons? Am I on the right track?
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    4 May 2011 at 2:51am

    ChrisMintZ wrote:

    I don't really understand why we open some hands or why we would introduce more hands in our opening range. You say most of our strategy post flop is to barrel. Mostly to make villain fold and have a tough time calling? However the profitability of a turn barrel or a river bluff is super dependent on his calling range. Knowing that how can we construct a preflop range that maximizes the money we make playing that range. Say for example we know villain will fold X range on the turn so we add in Y in order to exploit villain more. However if we don't know villains range or our perceived range its pretty darn impossible to play good poker and we are basically clicking buttons? Am I on the right track?

    Two seperate subjects, imo.  When we open we have no idea which opponent will call unless its bvsb. 

    The decision as to what to open is based upon our desire to play hands in position and if we're not in postion to start w/ a range that is easier to play. Thats why we are so tight in the first to spots but open it up in the last two.  In the first two spots we open w/ hands I know to be at least slightly profitable. THis is based upon experience and reviewing the play of many winning regs.  In later position I open up anything playable, the exact range based upon the blinds tendencies.

     

    Once we get called then we start making our decisions based upon our opponents tendencies.

     

    If we're faced w/ an unkown opponent we fall back on default lines. For example, I would barrel draws and made hands vs an unknown but wouldn't bet gutshots or scare cards. 

     

  • perdanny perdanny Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    11 Jul 2011 at 6:08pm

    Anyone summerized all the rangers Alan go over: opening, cold calling, vs limpers 3-betting, 4 betting ect... and can share it (only with Alan agreement ofcourse), cause i watched the first and second vid of the series and i got lost a bit.

     

     

  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    12 Jul 2011 at 9:55am

    perdanny wrote:

    Anyone summerized all the rangers Alan go over: opening, cold calling, vs limpers 3-betting, 4 betting ect... and can share it (only with Alan agreement ofcourse), cause i watched the first and second vid of the series and i got lost a bit.

     

     

    perdanny, send a pm to Lee.  He's writing a series of articles on the coachign and I think he has some charts.   If you can get a hold of recent issues of Bluff Europe they're in there. For 3/4 betting watch my Common Spots 3B'ing video and I lay it out in great detail.

  • Chingster23 Chingster23 Poker Newbie
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    Re: Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    12 Jul 2011 at 3:59pm

    AJackson wrote:

    perdanny, send a pm to Lee.  He's writing a series of articles on the coachign and I think he has some charts.   If you can get a hold of recent issues of Bluff Europe they're in there. For 3/4 betting watch my Common Spots 3B'ing video and I lay it out in great detail.

    Drop me an e-mail to lee.davy@btopenworld.com and I will send you something when I have time.

  • perdanny perdanny Poker Newbie
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    Re: Amateur to Pro
    13 Jul 2011 at 3:43am

    Thank you Alan and Lee ,droped a mail to lee and sure will watch the 3/4 betting series, the series inspired me to make a transition from turbo sngs to 6 max cash, keep up the good work both of you, and gl in the future.

  • Levandowski Levandowski Poker Newbie
    2 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    21 Sep 2011 at 2:42am
    Hey Alan and Lee, thanks for this wonderful series. I got a one question for Alan: you didn't mention an opening bet size from small blind. Could you please do it here?
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
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    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    21 Sep 2011 at 2:49am

    Levandowski wrote:

    Hey Alan and Lee, thanks for this wonderful series. I got a one question for Alan: you didn't mention an opening bet size from small blind. Could you please do it here?

    I generally open to 3.5x.  Recently tho, HM added a few new stats, one of which is fold BB to SB steal.  I now use that stat on my hud and when a player is folding over 60% I open wide and only open to 3x.  When their fold is closer to 50 I open up tighter and open to 3.5x or 4x.

  • alewis8 alewis8 Poker Newbie
    2 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    2 Jan 2012 at 10:10am
    When determining an open range from the CO and Button you indicated that you examined a certain combined stat of the SB and BB and that if is was in the 160 range then you would open almost 65% of hands profitably. What stat(s) are your referring to here?
  • AJackson AJackson Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    497 Posts
    Re: Re: Amateur to Pro
    2 Jan 2012 at 11:22am

    alewis8 wrote:

    When determining an open range from the CO and Button you indicated that you examined a certain combined stat of the SB and BB and that if is was in the 160 range then you would open almost 65% of hands profitably. What stat(s) are your referring to here?

    When I am on the button, I look at my opponents fold BB to B steal (this is actually a new stat for HM1, use to be fold BB to steal).  If they fold a combined 160% you can open any two card profitable from the button, certianly the top 65%, assuming you open to 2.5x.

     

    When in the CO I really don't watch those numbers.  I open up wider if the B plays tight.

  • madboy madboy Poker Newbie
    34 Posts
    Re: Amateur to Pro
    20 Apr 2012 at 5:30pm
    what you meant when you said in the beginning of the vid that your 1st goal was to make 45k $, but not directly only by playing poker, but through poker? have you also coached or something similar?

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