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Challenge Micro-stakes Zoom, MTTs and Spin&Go

    • samymanole
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 13
      Hello all

      I am an 31 years old guy, full-time software engineer, and I have 2 kids.
      As you can imagine I am playing "recreational" poker but with some BRM and game studying.

      I play poker mainly to maintain my mind sharp, and to have better decision making systems ready also in other aspects of life.
      I believe it also helps controlling emotions and analyze real-life situations better.

      My challenge starts with 200 USD.
      I could invest more (1k would be top where I would quit poker if lost).

      My BRM strategy is:
      Main focus is on Zoom (2-3 tabling):
      180 - play NL5
      200 - play NL10 (stop after 3 shots lost)
      320 - play NL16 (stop after 3 shots lost)
      450 - play NL25 (stop after 3 shots lost)

      Spin&Go occasionally 0.50 stepping up in limit once I win one and stop when hit 10 or more.
      (e.g. play 0.50 win - play 1usd win - play 3 usd win, play 5 or 7 usd - if won, collect and go back - or consider playing again if multipliers were big enough to leave profit more than 10 - invest in other spin only what is above 10)

      MTT - Turbos mainly
      11 usd tickets from points play Hot or Big/Bigger.
      1.65+ Sunday million and some other satellites
      Other suitable turbo mtt with buyin up to 3.30.

      Wish me luck!
  • 8 replies
    • samymanole
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 13
      Here is also my current graph - looks decent, I know, but it is only from this year since I started doing it properly.

      And here are some numbers:

    • Castle93
      Joined: 06.06.2011 Posts: 1,458
      Good luck bro, you play similar games to me. I play zoom, Spins and MTTs depending on my mood, availability and what MTTs are on
    • samymanole
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 13
      Thanks man!
      Good luck to you too! Keep in touch! I'll post some updates after this weekend.
    • samymanole
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 13
      Update after 2 weeks:
      True roller-coaster...
      BR NOW 277... Lowest seen 58 :)
      A regular session was me playing few MTTs SNG and Spins until busting the longest MTT then grind on cash and earn the lost buyins back :)


      and the graph

      MTTS and Spins are -107, 33 were tickets from points so -74 cash:
      Out of this, Spind&Go alone is -13.5.

      I also have very few spins and zoom played on mobile and those are not tracked.

      Some easy goals for the coming weeks for now:
      - Focus more on cash
      - Play fewer and cheaper MTTs.
    • samymanole
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 13
      Profit on the 4th floor
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $18.28 (182.8 bb)
      BB: $11.17 (111.7 bb)
      UTG: $10.19 (101.9 bb)
      MP: $24.38 (243.8 bb)
      CO: $19.29 (192.9 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $26.09 (260.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8 T
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($1) 3 7 J (3 players)
      SB bets $0.40, CO folds, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.80) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.90, Hero raises to $3.61, SB calls $2.71

      River: ($9.02) K (2 players)
      SB bets $3.90, Hero raises to $20.31, SB calls $10.07 and is all-in

      $36.96 pot ($1.50 rake)
      Final Board: 3 7 J 9 K
      SB showed J A and lost (-$18.28 net)
      Hero showed 8 T and won $35.46 ($17.18 net)

    • samymanole
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 13
      I'm still fish... but there are others more fishy than me :)
    • SDK1987
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 42,130
      That’s true for sure. How it’s going with your challenge the last 2 weeks?
      Further I wish you all the best to improving your game :gl:

    • samymanole
      Joined: 10.01.2009 Posts: 13
      Hey, Thanks!

      At the moment I am in an indefinite break from this challenge... :)
      Pressing Projects that got extended at work, a short family vacation and some personal challenges forced me to take a break from poker...
      I tried to keep up but I would need to use part of my sleep time - 2 sessions ended bad because of that so I just do not play regularly.

      I will update once I have something interesting about poker. I only played few Spin@Go and few MTTs, nothing notable.

      On another personal challenge - I finished Stage 1 of Insanity workout :)