SNG ---6max--- GOAL: play non-result oriented

    • konkey
      Joined: 29.12.2009 Posts: 385

      As titlte states, this will be a 6max SNG blog.

      My poker history
      I've playing online about 1 year, quite inregularly, had even a month-long break. I played pretty much everything. Well, I almost didn't play FR cash. I played NLH SH, HU; FLH SH; PLO cash SH, HU, PLO sng HU; FR sng turbos, superturbos; MTTs of all kinds. Even had nice cashes in games like Stud Hi and FL 2-7 TD.
      Really everything.

      Now I realised, I'm too money oriented. So I cashed out about 3/4 of my roll and rest moved to PokerStars to play $3.25 6max turbo SNGs. So I start with $325 (100 BI) and will
      play non-result oriented poker
      This is probably my only long term goal.

      I'll post some basic outline of strategy I'm going to use. I hope it'll be this evening.
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    • konkey
      Joined: 29.12.2009 Posts: 385
      Hello again

      So, how will I play...

      Notice, this is not a guide to optimal play, it's only first things that came to my head before I started. I'll try this and see how it works.
      Probably biggest difference between FR and SH SNGs is early game play. I think in SH I will play more pots in early game, esp. with hands like suited connectors, because it's more important to be the biggest stack on bubble. I'm really going for win in 6max. So I can take a flip when 6-5 handed, maybe 4 handed too and then put pressure on all opponents. Of course, if I'll have some really bad players at the table, I won't do a flip and I will wait for better opportunity to take their chips. I'm not quite sure how to play on bubble with midstack. I will find out later. Once I get to money it's just like standard HU SNG, just with less chips at start (usually :f_grin: )

      I already played few games. What surprised me was, I played only with ONE multitabler. That's nice.
      I'll play a lot (probably) tomorrow.
    • konkey
      Joined: 29.12.2009 Posts: 385
      I won't have any long term goals, since I play poker for fun, and I probably don't want to change it. Unless I will be able to make like 10k per month avg.

      But I have some short term goals.
      :diamond: Play 400 games until end of January
      :diamond: watch Crushing SH SnGs series (It's in German section but I think I'll understand most of it)
      After I watch it, I'll confront things there with my first ideas in previous post. Really looking forward to it :s_cool:

      :club: Moving up
      I'm definitely going to play higher limits, but I'm not sure when. I'll apply a little more conservative BRM, but I will move up probably when I'll feel like moving up :)

      :spade: I will play only 4 tables, focusing on my game, exploiting, not planning to play more soon. Since only 4 tables, I'll play succesive, not sets.

      Today I am going to finish exams at uni for this semester, so will play a lot.
    • konkey
      Joined: 29.12.2009 Posts: 385
      Well, I started with few coolers but the field was really bad overall. I managed to make some profit. I really enjoy the format, just hope I won't get bored soon :)

      Here's graph of my beginning...

      I had really funny hand. It was like 8th hand of that game.

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $20(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($1,140)
      BB ($1,390)
      UTG ($2,970)
      CO ($1,550)
      BTN ($1,950)

      Dealt to Hero 8:heart: 8:club:

      UTG calls $20, CO raises to $120, BTN calls $120, Hero calls $110, BB raises to $500, fold, fold, BTN calls $380, fold

      UTG and BTN were playing about 60/0, so it's ok call. But after BB raise it's fold against any opponent. But the following is interesting.

      FLOP ($1,260) 2:spade: J:heart: 6:diamond:

      BB checks, BTN bets $900, BB calls $890 (AI)

      TURN ($3,040) 2:spade: J:heart: 6:diamond: J:diamond:

      RIVER ($3,040) 2:spade: J:heart: 6:diamond: J:diamond: 9:spade:

      BTN shows 5:club: 7:heart:
      (Pre 36%, Flop 26.4%, Turn 13.6%)

      BB shows A:spade: Q:heart:
      (Pre 64%, Flop 73.6%, Turn 86.4%)

      BB wins $3,040