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So after a long break from playing online (black friday essentially) I have decided to try to play and to play more seriously than I did prior. I have mostly been a recreational player. I play 3 to 4 times a month live at my local casino, and have played the occasional small buy in tourny (up to $300 buyin). When I played online I never used a Hud, and stayed away from a lot of no limit online since I felt that I was at a disadvantage to players who used a HUD. Even today I still play more O8B than NL holdem when I play live, simply because the players at my local casino are so bad at omaha 8.


For a variety of reasons I find myself having the time to play more online poker. I set up an account at ACR and made a deposit. I decided this time I want to play 6 handed no limit, and mutitable. I have been playing 25 NL 4 tables, and I am using a HUD. I played about 4k hands and was up $25. So I decided to read some articles by Doug Polk, and others, and try to switch up my play. I quickly burned through $200 in about 500 hands.


So the question I have, does anyway have any history with how Doug's system works and if it is really a winning system? Is it worth the pain as I attempt to learn to play his style?


I know this a non-specific post, but I would say that typically I have a played an aggressive position focused style. Doug's system has me defending the blinds more and checking back the flop when in position in spots where I wouldn't normally do these things. This is making it harder for me to put people on hands in later streets and I am making bigger dollar mistakes later in the hand. (bluffing into the nuts, hero calling when I shouldn't, etc.)

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So I guess this forum is completely dead now.



To answer your question slightly, I'm not familiar with his system, but I know that following the advice of a friend that crushes that I started checking back more flops than I used to. I think it has had decent results. Maybe post some example hands?

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Here is an example- I slow down after the check raise and now and faced with a tough river decision.


Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players

Hand converted by PokerTracker 4


UTG: 117.88 BB (VPIP: 21.09, PFR: 19.05, 3Bet Preflop: 5.36, Hands: 149)

MP: 48.68 BB (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 30.00, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 10)

CO: 193.52 BB (VPIP: 25.24, PFR: 19.85, 3Bet Preflop: 7.96, Hands: 534)

Hero (BTN): 100 BB

SB: 104.16 BB (VPIP: 35.29, PFR: 11.76, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)

BB: 171.56 BB (VPIP: 28.77, PFR: 21.23, 3Bet Preflop: 3.75, Hands: 218)


SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB


Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has T:diamond: K:diamond:


fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, SB calls 2.6 BB, BB calls 2 BB


Flop: (9 BB, 3 players) 7:heart: 5:diamond: 3:diamond:

SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets 4.28 BB, SB raises to 15.2 BB, fold, Hero calls 10.92 BB


Turn: (39.4 BB, 2 players) A:spade:

SB checks, Hero checks


River: (39.4 BB, 2 players) T:heart:

SB bets 20 BB

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