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    • pokerski
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      Yes this is that blog :f_cool:


      Watching the "Setting and reaching goals" series, asked myself, what if publicly? Perhaps even better.


      The facts:
      Currently playing at VC poker with BR: 10.67EUR :f_cool: which is really exciting. Just finished with audio book Little green book from Gordon where saying you just need a chip to win a tournament... sounds like something for me.

      That will be my first post.

      Cheers!
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    • cojonel
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      you forgot the chair! :) ! I mean a cip and a chair! That happened to one of my friend,havin one quarter of a blind!easy game!
    • Alficor1
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      Meh, its easy to win with quarter of a blind.. try winning with quarter of a chair!:f_cool:
    • cojonel
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      Originally posted by Alficor1
      Meh, its easy to win with quarter of a blind.. try winning with quarter of a chair!:f_cool:
      Not worth!to much pain in the ass!:) )
    • 8979687
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      All I needed was a quarter. Literally. 25c and now I have a bankroll of 2k.

      If you are patient and willing to work your ass of for a pittance at first $$$ wise you will be fine.

      You will also get piles of great advice from fellow players here as you go along.

      Good luck! I will read this blog because I have been looking for it!
    • pokerski
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      Ok, my second post.

      Went big BR busto with 50 buyins strait drop at VC poker. :f_eek:
      Got those free 25$ "just signin offer" . Was playing $2+$0.40 2 table sngs with 12 players starting.




      Anyway this does not mean the end of my poker career.
      Have a BR at FT for 60+ 5$ single table sngs.


      But after 50 buyins strait drop at VCpoker I'am not so excited about starting imediately at FT.


      My poker plan for today:

      - Start read a book Collin M. - again.
      - Go through hands in HM.
      - Start to post some hands here at forum


      poker Week:
      - finish the book
      - 4 videos
      - ICM trainer focusing on range
      - start playing again at FT when mind recovers from 50buyin drop at VCpoker
      - leak quest
    • pokerski
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      Originally posted by 8979687
      All I needed was a quarter. Literally. 25c and now I have a bankroll of 2k.

      If you are patient and willing to work your ass of for a pittance at first $$$ wise you will be fine.

      You will also get piles of great advice from fellow players here as you go along.

      Good luck! I will read this blog because I have been looking for it!

      Have your blog on the radar for quite some time. Keep on crushing :f_thumbsup:
    • pokerski
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      YES! My biggest MTT success so far.

      Just finished freeroll tournament at pokerstars with 2624 entrants in 2nd place!
      Got a ticket for another tournament and 35.10EUR prize money :f_love:
      Don't really know what to do with that money as I'am playing at FT. Maybe I will try some 30$ SNG buyin BR exploder.


      Hope this is a sign of brutal upswing for the next year. :D









      Anyway, this is how the fish party ended :D .

      Poker Stars Freeroll No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50000/t100000 Blinds + t10000 - 2 players
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN/SB): t848858 M = 4.99
      BB: t3087142 M = 18.16

      Pre Flop: (t170000) Hero is BTN/SB with A :club: 5 :heart:
      Hero raises to t838858 all in, BB calls t738858

      Flop: (t1697716) 4 :spade: T :spade: J :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t1697716) 9 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t1697716) 2 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t1697716
      Hero shows A :club: 5 :heart: (high card Ace)
      BB shows 4 :heart: 5 :club: (a pair of Fours)
      BB wins t1697716


      Not the best way to finish, but super happy anyway. :f_biggrin:
    • pokerski
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      December 2010



      Decided to start from beginning after dead fall in start of the month.
      I was unsure about my game and also tilted a lot I think.

      Will avoid playing single table from now on, as I think it's much more dangerous to tilt, even when I move up in buy-ins.

      Also started to participate in hand evaluation forum for micros, which is a big plus I think. Questionable, disastrous played hands don't just fly by, but you work on them and when you are evaluating other players hands you see if your thought line is right or wrong.

      So I went to 1$ turbos 4 tabling. Know rake is big, but didn't know if I will gain or loose money while multi tabling.

      This are my 1$ turbos for december:


      Didn't earn muchos money, but I'am happy that the read line is up. I know there are still tons to improve as I made loots of fail plays and can get deeper in to ranges.

      I'am now on 2s, they are looking positive, but noticeable harder as they don't knock each other out in first 10 hands like in 1s :f_biggrin: .




      Goals for 2011:

      :spade: Get to the 22s
      :spade: 12 tabling






      Goals for January:

      :spade: Get myself 24˝ monitor, have 15˝ now and hardly see 4 tables
      :spade: Figure out "was" and "if-would" English grammar, walk in the dark here
      :spade: continue to participate in hand evaluation forum
      :spade: ICM trainer every second day
      :spade: 400 games





      Weak goals:

      :spade: 100 games
      :spade: 3 videos
      :spade: 3x ICM trainer
      :spade: 20 hand reviews on micros
      :spade: if-would grammar



      Cheers
    • Hlynkinn
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      nice blog you got going here!!
    • pokerski
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      2$ turbos january


      Hope this is not some luck box upswing, and it is a sign that I know what I'am doing :f_biggrin:




      Also got to another final table with 2000+ players freeroll at PS, but went busto relatively quick with 2 consecutive straits from my opps.
      Thought will have same edge as STT player but got series of bad hands and a bit unlucky. But was still very happy to get to the final table.

      This is how it ended:

      Poker Stars Freeroll No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10000/t20000 Blinds + t2000 - 8 players

      MP2: t674893 M = 14.67
      Hero (CO): t464000 M = 10.09
      BTN: t964436 M = 20.97
      SB: t336094 M = 7.31
      BB: t209188 M = 4.55
      UTG: t583244 M = 12.68
      UTG+1: t919543 M = 19.99
      MP1: t457102 M = 9.94

      Pre Flop: (t46000) Hero is CO with 4 :diamond: A :diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to t40000, BTN calls t40000, 2 folds

      Flop: (t126000) 3 :heart: 7 :spade: T :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: (t126000) A :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: (t126000) K :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets t60000, BTN raises to t260000, Hero calls t200000

      Final Pot: t646000
      Hero mucks 4 :diamond: A :diamond:
      BTN shows Q :spade: J :heart: (a straight, Ten to Ace)
      BTN wins t646000



      Poker Stars Freeroll No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10000/t20000 Blinds + t2000 - 8 players


      MP1: t672893 M = 14.63
      Hero (MP2): t162000 M = 3.52
      CO: t1308436 M = 28.44
      BTN: t324094 M = 7.05
      SB: t187188 M = 4.07
      BB: t581244 M = 12.64
      UTG: t917543 M = 19.95
      UTG+1: t455102 M = 9.89

      Pre Flop: (t46000) Hero is MP2 with K :diamond: K :spade:
      2 folds, MP1 calls t20000, Hero raises to t60000, 4 folds, MP1 calls t40000

      Flop: (t166000) 7 :diamond: 9 :club: 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 bets t100000, Hero calls t100000 all in

      Turn: (t366000) 4 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t366000) 6 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t366000
      MP1 shows 8 :spade: A :diamond: (a straight, Five to Nine)
      Hero shows K :diamond: K :spade: (a pair of Kings)
      MP1 wins t366000





      Weak goals:

      100 games
      3 videos
      3x ICM trainer
      20 hand reviews on micros
      search for monitor

      Plan to play another ~200+ 2$ turbos to see if line will still go up. If everything will be ok, will go to 5s

      Cheers!
    • pokerski
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      Originally posted by Hlynkinn
      nice blog you got going here!!
      Thanks :f_biggrin:
    • gedwashere91
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      pretty graph for your $2s :D
    • pokerski
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      $80/$160 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2770.00
      BU (Hero):
      $2190.00
      SB:
      $4443.00
      BB:
      $4097.00


      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, 4.
      CO folds, Hero raises to $360.00, SB raises to $4,443.00, BB folds, Hero calls $1,830.00(All-In).

      Flop: ($6793) 8, J, Q (2 players)


      Turn: ($6793) 7 (2 players)


      River: ($6793) 6 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $6793.


      Learning table ninja, two kicks so far, another wan was sending half of my stack on the table in ES with trash hand. :f_p:





      Originally posted by gedwashere91
      pretty graph for your $2s :D
      Started to run in to monster blinds, not that steep anymore :s_frown:
    • gedwashere91
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      Originally posted by pokerski
      Originally posted by gedwashere91
      pretty graph for your $2s :D
      Started to run in to monster blinds, not that steep anymore :s_frown:
      Aww. Still, if you need a stake for the $6s give me a shout :)
    • pokerski
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      Still, if you need a stake for the $6s give me a shout

      Ged thanks for deal offer. Have in plan to try solo with ~400-500$ in February with planing to steep down in case of a downswing.

      Cheers
    • pokerski
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      The January.

      My quantity record month with 547 games, before was december with 246 games.
      Started with 2$ turbos, needed about 100 games to adapt, after that had a nice upswing of ~200 games and then slowed down a bit.
      I learnd a lot and improved my tilt shield. Actualy tilted once but stoped playing after ~8 buyins down.

      Ended below read line, but not that much. EV adjusted stoped at 15.2% and actual ROI at 11.9%. Not the best results for 2s i guess, but what can you do. Ok little less spews... and a bit more luck would do better.

      Transferd my ps freeroll winings to ftp so now have 550$ BR at ftp. This should do for 6s.

      Will start with 6s tomorow. Hope to get my 24" in friday which means I will switch back to 2s with introducing more tables. Then I will see how will go.

      January:


      Lesson of the month: Don't bluff a high card station and if you do, it's you playing bad.


      February plans:

      - 800 games
      - 2 videos/weak
      - ICM trainer evry second day
      - 40 evaluations on forum

      weak plans=february/4


      Wish me luck for 6s, need some of those sweet rivers :D


      Cheers and GL!
    • gedwashere91
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      Sick graph, nice going man. Keep up the study and you'll go a long way :)
    • pokerski
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      Februar:





      At upswing like that, at around 100 games, when you hit your 3 outs, you belive it's not about luck anymore, its just you playing so good :tongue:


      First 135 games i was up 66 buyins :f_cool: , but then this downswing started :f_mad: .


      Started to hit strong blinds and made some really bad plays.
      Tilted once during down, when villain called my big air flop and turn cbets (birds were singing "weak"), I gave up on the river,we both checked and he showed 22. I know, I know, it was totally me.


      Weak goals:
      150 games
      2 videos
      ICM trainer a day
      10 evaluations

      Will not reach monthly volume goal as I had problems with new monitor.

      Cheers!
    • pokerski
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      Started hitting the 11s. 14 strait down at the end. If I don't loose against 3 outs, there is a cooler waiting for me after the flop.




      I’ll be back!