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    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      HI

      My nickname is gekitsios on pokerstars.I am a loosing player.I dont believe i play wrong but surely not perfect.I am very good to observe other players but i am terrible in bankroll management.I read hoh and sit n go strategy of collin moshman and kill everyone and i have ordered kill phil from ebay.As you can see from officialpokerratings i loose too much.Today i ll try something different.I ll add to my life rules and goals and i like you to join my blog with any suggestions.

      So to start.I have a bankroll of 13.2usd.I ll play only 2.2 180 man turbo sit n go on pokerstars.This mean i have total 6 buy ins.If i go broke i ll replace my bankroll.I ll play 20 sit n gos per day 3-4 tables per time continiously not in sets.After each session i ll read again for one hour hoh or sit n go strategy of mohsman and i ll train in icm trainer for 20 min.I ll not use any software because i dont have money to buy one but if you know some free softwares i am happy to listen.I ll see elephant and if i like it i ll downloaded and use it.

      My strategy generally is from 10/20 to 100/200 small ball poker raising all suited connectors and marginal hands 10-x and above 2 bb and playing accordingly after flop.In the other blind lvl just try to steal blinds with shove or min raising

      My goal is to 770$ to the end of january so i can move up limit to follow a 100bi rule.I ll try to add one table per 3 days and 5 games per day more.I ll inform with my progress the blog every day at the end of session.Any suggestions for strategy,software,coaching,staking and whatever you want are more than welcome.PS pokerstrategy unfortunately is linked with my full til account that i am not using now for months.so i am stack in bronze level and i cant see above this level videos or strategy forums.

      MY LONG TERM GOAL IS TO MASTER 180 TURBO SIT N GO AND BECOME AN A-LEVEL GRINDER

      i ll start tomorrow because today i ll have to travel so i cant play 20 tables which is my rule
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    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      a little change of plans after reading and serious thoughts.i would start from 1.1 45 man turbo sit n go and if i reach 120 bi i will move up to 2.2 180 man.I ll start tomorrow :evil:
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      My first day of my challenge i did a little exercise in icm trainer i made two sets of 200 push or fold quizzes i made in first set 92% and the second result 94%.I did a session of 20 sit n gos of 45 man playing 4 each time.My results was first column number of sit n go second one the position i finished)
      1-22
      2-10
      3-10
      4-7
      5-17
      6-20
      7-20
      8-38
      9-4
      10-36
      11-14
      12-6
      13-33
      14-29
      15-39
      16-22
      17-5
      18-5
      19-12
      20-3

      Summary:
      I made 6 final tables and couldnt finished first one time not even second.Very very frustrating day because i played 20 sit n gos meaning i paid 22$ and i won 2+5+3+4+4+7=25$ so i made only a profit of 3.This is much more than frustrating.I had bad beats especially when i made flush to ace and he made full house but i gave some bad beats.So i have to play better.I hope tomorrow i ll have better results.Cu tomorrow
    • Bigniux
      Bigniux
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      Joined: 09.01.2009 Posts: 2,098
      Hey dude :) having 3$ profits after investing 22$ is ok, that's like 13% ROI.

      Don't use ICM trainer, you won't need it anywhere in mt sngs, it's only for 9man sngs.

      Don't play without proper bankroll. Either deposit now and if you don't want to deposit, play 0,25$ 45mans until you have 100 BIs for 1$ 45mans. 100 BI swings for 45mans are totally standart, and you can expect 150 BI swings on 180mans. So i would suggest 200 BI BRM for 45mans and 300 BI BRM for 180mans. However, you can move up to 1$ 45mans at 100 BI, that's ok if you move down when neccesary :)

      7,7$ 180mans have no traffic, they take 1-1,5 hour to fill up, so you shouldn't look for moving to these :)

      As i was told, MT Sngs are soul crushers!!! So be ready for having super sick runs, good/bad/breakeven :)
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      thanks for writing.as you can see in my first thread i told that i ll replace the bankroll if i go broke.The purpose of this article is to motivated me to have a good bankroll management after some point not now and become an a-level grinder.The long term goal is to master 12$ 180 turbo and 6.5-12$ 45 man turbo.More than hundred times i went from bankroll like this to 300$ and then made stupid things and lost it.Now if i go up to 300$ i hope this blog wont let me broke.I believe icm trainer is pretty good.If you could suggest me any poker book that would help me in these formats i would be grateful.You will see my progress here
    • Bigniux
      Bigniux
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      Joined: 09.01.2009 Posts: 2,098
      icm trainer is pretty good


      It's good for beginners who are playing 9man sngs. It is all about ICM($EV calculations), but in 180mans, you don't need that, cause you play chip EV. Your pushing ranges should be wayyyy wider than ICM Trainer suggest. So, i suggest you to stop using it. You can download SnG Wizard (has 15 day trial) and there you will be able to use cEV instead of $EV calculations, and then i agree that it can have some good use, however, i never use neither ICM Trainer nor Sng Wizard.

      If you could suggest me any poker book that would help me in these formats i would be grateful


      As far as i know, there are no books about this game format. As i said you in PM, you should download those videos, btw, i don't know why you can't create an account there.
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      today i played only 6 sit n gos because our family had to visit another family and about hald an hour we will leave again for another visit.i ll try to play another 14 sit n gos when we return.Today results:
      1-25
      2-12
      3-6-->3$
      4-2-->10$
      5-45
      6-12

      in 5 sit n go these things happened:10/20 blinds under the gun raises to 80 4 players called i go all in from the button with j-j utg instant called and turned up 10-Qoff and he flopped two pair.I asked why to call 1400 more with these crap and he said he had a feeling.

      My opinion about 1.1$ 45man is that they are extremely soft nearly frustrating soft the most players dont have a clue about poker.I raise to 300 and someone called with 9-3 sick

      One big mistake i made is that two players went all in and i didnt called with jacks one showed a-k suited and the other 8-5 suited.I thought of a big pocker pair pot was 4000 and i had 2000

      I hope when we return i could play the more 14 sit n go if not i would play 34 or more tommorrow.

      PS i played two 2.2 180 turbo for fun and i lost both of them

      Today profits 13-6.6=6.4$ for now and lost 4.4 to 180 so 2$ only.I suppose i would not play again 180 until i have the proper bankroll
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      TODAY I AM SO FUCKING DISSAPOINTED.I RUNNED TWO SESSION OF 17 SIT N GOS EACH IN THE FIRST SESSION I HAD ROI NEAR 95% AND IN THE SECOND I CASHED ONLY ONE TIME.I MADE SERIOUS MISTAKES BUT I HAD 4-5 BAD BEATS SET OF ACE BROKE BY STR8 WHEN THE OTHER HAD Q-Q ETC.HILARIOUS THINGS.BUT I BELIVE I COULD HAVE CASHED 4 TIMES BUT I MADE HILARIOUS MISTAKES LIKE I PUSHED WITH K-J WITH MORE THAN 10BB IN A STACK WITH 20BB.I HOPE I CAN MAKE UP ONE MORE SESSION OF 20 GAMES TILL MIDNIGHT BUT I DONT KNOW I AM SO UNHAPPY WITH MY RESULTS AND MY MISTAKES.MY RESULTS WERE:
      1-36
      2-34
      3-19
      4-14
      5-21
      6-38
      7-7-->2$
      8-4-->5$
      9-28
      10-26
      11-39
      12-1-->14$
      13-6-->3$
      15-17
      16-5-->4$
      17-9

      That was my first session.My second terrible session results:
      1-26
      2-30
      3-27
      4-44
      5-44
      6-22
      7-30
      8-14
      9-30
      10-38
      11-43
      12-22
      13-18
      14-27
      15-5-->4$
      16-8
      17-22

      I WANT TO SUICIDE.I HOPE I MAKE ONE MORE 20 GAMES SESSION
    • ihufa
      ihufa
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      Merry christmas and a Happy newyear
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      I played 14 sit n gos more i cashed in no one i want to suicide.I dont know what i make wrong.I really dont.My bankroll busted.I hope i would be dead.Thats my feeling for today
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      analyzing my last 32 games i saw that i lost when 30-45(20bb-150bb) still in game 11 times meaning 32% and when 20-29(200bb-400bb) still in the game 10 times meaning 31%.So as i can see i play pretty bad in early and middle phase so i need to fix that leak.i ll reread moshman book-pokerstrategy mtt strategy about early phase and middle.As i can see i suck in those phases.Tomorrow i ll replace my bankroll after i read the articles and i ll try again.Good night