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So first chance I got to play this month and hit the NL50 tables straight off, session went really well and I played pretty decent which was nice. Tables not seemingly that different from NL25 but its early days yet. Just a couple of hands below that caused me food for thought:-

Villain is 20/15 over 700 hands 66% fold to 3bet, 15% open from EP. Decided to flat pre as I dont expect him to continue with that weak a range here. I guess this one is close.

On the flop I think my range has to look strong to him so does he always cbet here? His cbet is 50% IP. River a check/fold or check/call? I hate turning a set in to a bluff here but with my bet it feels thats what I did.

Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold’em – 7 players – View hand 1813108

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CO: $20.00

BTN: $50.75

SB: $56.52

Hero (BB): $50.00

UTG: $32.72

UTG+1: $50.00

MP: $81.44

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with Q of hearts Q of diamonds

1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $1.28, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.78

Flop: ($2.81) 4 of clubs J of clubs Q of clubs (2 players)

Hero bets $2.50, UTG+1 calls $2.50

Turn: ($7.81) K of diamonds (2 players)

Hero bets $6.96, UTG+1 calls $6.96

River: ($21.73) T of hearts (2 players)

Hero bets $9, UTG+1 folds

Villain is 16/14 with a 67% fold to 3bet. Again Is bluffing with AK bad here. Cold caller is a TAG so im not sure I want to play OOP with AK.

Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold’em – 8 players – View hand 1813110

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UTG+1: $50.58

MP1: $50.00

MP2: $34.40

CO: $59.93

BTN: $25.61

SB: $33.49

Hero (BB): $55.25

UTG: $56.82

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with K of hearts A of diamonds

1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $1.50, MP1 calls $1.50, 4 folds, Hero raises to $6, UTG+1 raises to $12, 2 folds

Decided that tonight was the night i would play my first NL50 hands in what is probably close to a year now. Have to say i was pretty excited as i opened my first few tables, this has been a while coming now.

Managed to play about 500 hands before TiltBreaker kicked in, again i have this set pretty low at $70 from peak due to my tilt problems, ended the session down $5 which i guess im pleased with but i probably ran looser than i should have shot taking and as a result got my self in some tricky spots that i wasnt quite sure of. I was quite worried that the money might scare me as thats what originally stopped me moving up 2 years ago and its a while now since ive played near this level but it really didnt phase me, its still poker right and i just tried to keep to my normal game.

Anyway heres a couple of the biggest hands i played where i got a little concerned about my play:-

Villain is 20/15 after 20 hands. Is his range just flushes?

Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold’em – 9 players – View hand 1779522
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BB: $51.33
UTG: $76.02
UTG+1: $81.72
UTG+2: $123.75
Hero (MP1): $50.00
MP2: $13.44
CO: $47.96
BTN: $19.25
SB: $59.93

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP1 with K of clubs K of spades
3 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, MP2 calls $1.50, 3 folds, BB calls $1

Flop: ($4.75) 2 of clubs 3 of clubs 9 of hearts (3 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $3.75, MP2 folds, BB calls $3.75

Turn: ($12.25) K of diamonds (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $10, BB calls $10

River: ($32.25) 7 of clubs (2 players)
BB bets $17.24, Hero ???????

2nd hand and the villain is 44/33 after 9 hands.

I have to bet the turn here dont i? Seems a clear value bet to me. River sucks folding right?

Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold’em – 8 players – View hand 1779525
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BB: $20.00
UTG: $25.50
UTG+1: $38.20
MP1: $50.00
Hero (MP2): $50.25
CO: $24.63
BTN: $54.20
SB: $84.58

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP2 with T of spades T of diamonds
1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2, 1 fold, BTN calls $2, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $1.50

Flop: ($6.75) 3 of diamonds 4 of clubs 5 of spades (3 players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $6, BTN folds, UTG+1 calls $6

Turn: ($18.75) K of clubs (2 players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $12.43, UTG+1 calls $12.43

River: ($43.61) 6 of spades (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $17.77 all in, Hero folds