This post has been edited 4 time(s), it was last edited by StyleAni: 28.01.2011 08:24.
Hello! This blog will be about two SNG/MTT players making their way to the top. A blog, very different than the others.
I am playing in PokerStars and Dale is playing in Fulltilt, because he is a newb
So the roles are Chip (Me) and Dale ( phantomm92). About me:
I'm from Bulgaria, Sofia ( a pretty nice country) and I've been living here since I was a kid. I am really ambitious about my poker career and I hope things will work out well! Poker:
In the beginning I was a complete douche-bag when I started playing poker, but now I can proudly say that I am having an edge on the 18mans (3.4$) in Pokerstars. I am now preparing my bankroll for the 6.5$ SNGs which will be way tougher than the 3.4$ as regarding to competition.
Make 300-500 SNGs + MTTs till the end of January.
Watch atleast 1-2 pokerstartegy videos for SNGs or attend a Live Coaching.
Cash deep in a MTT (top 5-10%).
Make a better ROI/Sample than Dale.
Maintain Silver Star this month
So that's basically about me, now phantomm92 will post his view of the things
A picture of Bulgaria- These rocks were going to be in the 7 wonders of the world
I am a Lithunian like some guys in this community, like the crazy Bigniux guy(sick grinder, isildur2 imo
), so as i said, i live here, i am still 18 years old n finishing my school this fcking year. Afterwards i hope i will make it into a free university, elsewise i will have to pay cosmic amounts of money for it, which i dont have
but that will be only in a half an year or so, so i am still free
My hobby: i am a addicted climber, thats just how i live, if you want, you can look into my and my 2 friends video from france(i'm the one with long hair(Arturas))
Some things about my poker career:
started an year ago or so, like a fish, playing freerolls n stuff, then started grinding 45mans more seriously, all of the volumew was made in like 2 months, so quite nice as for a begginer.Made some profit n quit them on a 150bi downswing, so i was left with 300$ of which i cashed out 200$ n started playing some BSS cash, which wasnt that good too
agains got a downswing n quitted, but now my BR was like 150$ or so, so i came to playing STTs.
And now i have moved to full tilt where i have rakeback, tho i am not tracked to pokerstrategy.com, but maybe i will live with it
So i started playing stts there this month, learning about 1/4-/1/5 of my time given to poker, trying to analize as much as i can, review etc. watched like 50 videos at least
n put in some volume so thats my graph for the 2/3 of my month
used to play some cash rush FR, but will try to play as less as i can
but still will post a graph(coz i'm a GRAPHOMANIAC ) Huge downswing was 10 or so set ups in NL10 taking shots
at least another 300 games this month
post atleast 10 complex hands till next month
Do atleast two sweat/review session with somebody from QUAD KINGS
have 50bi from 6,5s as soon as possible, cuz the rake at 2,25s is killing me
dont post more than 1 graph per 2 weeks, but ofc next one is coming by the end of month
meet some day Chip
would like to make enough money from poker+ real life jobs to go climbing this summer again(either swiss or france)
buy a new, way bigger monitor, would be good if i could make it with FTPs
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by StyleAni: 24.01.2011 21:48.
Hello guys. Today I was running really good, exept my last 12game session, which ended with 0 ITM..
here is a proof:
And I am like 25$ under the bankroll I was given to start with... Thats pretty depressing. The good news is that I need like 90 VPPs more to retain Silver Status so this is making me feel a little bit better. I am really sad right now and wanna play some more but I know it won't be my A game, so I will just watch 1 episode of "TILT" and will go to sleep.
I also think that this kitteh represents my current condition good
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by StyleAni: 28.01.2011 08:26.
Today my bad run continued... Down a total of 72$. It was obviously not my A game so I quit and watched some nice movies!
Requiem for a Dream - thats the best movie I watched ! So intense I am still under the effect of it! The play, the truth, the speeches, just deserves one big bow!
About Dale's advice for 4tabling - yeah donk, I will try doing that tomorrow, but first I will wake up, go out, watch some Jackal SNG vids and then play. Well thats all, no pics today cuz of the awesome movie I told y'all about
Current Bankroll: 121$
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Fortune is a bitch, but a bitch that's playing on my side
! Yesterday I played only 20games but I was up to 150$ Bankroll now!
And finally 1 part of my goals is achieved:
Maintain Silver Star this month.
Yesterday I missed the MTT coaching so if today there are any, I will attend for sure. Will be here later on with more results.
Current Bankroll: 150.75$
P.S: This time you get to see a nice chick only cuz I'm im a great mood and I am getting recovered from the insane downswing
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by phantommm92: 31.01.2011 20:21.
Firstly i will start with previous weeks goals:
at least another 300 games this month COMPLETED did about 350 games
post atleast 10 complex hands till next month not COMPLETED just review some with guys from Quads, next week defo posting
o atleast two sweat/review session with somebody from QUAD KINGS COMPLETED
have 50bi from 6,5s as soon as possible, cuz the rake at 2,25s is killing me COMPLETED, but went down
dont post more than 1 graph per 2 weeks, but ofc next one is coming by the end of month COMPLETED
Total 2.25s graph for this month
And the shot at 6.5s odv had to run below ev
A bit bout my game: started to really focuse on it, and i obv got better + started 12tabling succesively for the last two days, so my volume should get a bit bigger the next month, planning on something like 1.6k maybe
and i am very happy with my ev roi getting bigger.
Managed to get silver iron man and will try to get the gold one next moth
Goals for next month:
1500 games or more
gold iron man
post 10 hands per weak in evaluations
watch again some sippin criss videos
MAYBE start 16 tabling(adding 1 table at a time(if i move up to 6s and feel comfortable there))
again some sweats
First of all, I think we need to do something to help phantom, maybe go to some kinda doctor or so - he cannot stop using the word standard in f..king NON-STANDARD situation where I got bad beated.
Secondly I failed with my goals:
Make 300-500 SNGs + MTTs till the end of January. Did like 200-250games
Watch atleast 1-2 pokerstartegy videos for SNGs or attend a Live Coaching. It was incredibly hard but I DID IT!
Cash deep in a MTT (top 5-10%) Nothing to exuse about, just didn't make it.
Make a better ROI/Sample than Dale. My ROI is like -6% or even more I am down 12BI since I started my deal - Ofc I will fail to complete this goal successfully
Maintain Silver Star this month
Atleast with my mindless chinese farming I managed to maintain Silver Status which was quite easy.
Later on I will set my goals for this month, by the end of the week probably, because currently I am finishing a semester and my grades won't be very shiny... And I have to reconsider my ways of studying.
This week I won't be playing at all until Thursday - Friday cuz I am having my semester exams and I have to TRY to get nice grades
Cheers and a Nice pic to warn you about the consequences of OVERSTUDYING
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Originally posted by StyleAni
Quick Update! Bonus points x2 to the guy that tells me how to make that to be a signature: Poker, 2 Squirrels and Big Boobs?!
as u see its my current try my signature but it fails badly
When you go the signature editor, click "Options" and unmark "Deactivate BBCode in this signature." and "Deactivate smilies in this signature" Should work then
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by phantommm92: 27.02.2011 05:37.
Have been gone for quite long time, not gone from poker, just needed a break from people, had a tuf time, maybe over now
ok, i have a big question
WHERE THE FUCK IS CHIP?
imo need to go to skype and contact him, n kick his balls badass, obv like a chipmunk
well, the month was really nice for me and at last i am out of SNGs, i am never playing again, just too robotic, too depresing shits cash>>>>>SNG
now i am at NL10 rush, have about 17k hands there and running pretty normal, defo improving and obv getting lots of volume in, eg today got in almost 10k hands
tho still dont know whats the best way to play, so tried some 10/7 nittyness, some 16/14 and 12/10, maybe im leaning to something near 13/11 ad my winrate for next month should get higher, because im going to buy the holdem manager micros, which should allow me to see stats which are nuts 4 tabling rush
Some of my plans for next month
reach atleast goldstar ironman
100k hands-atleast 2bb/100 hands ev wise
update more regularly
if i manage to make profit, i am thinking of buying a new monitor, but its really dependant
MAYBE, very big maybe shoot at the BLACK card
Questions for somebody who might read, and i really need answers, guys
1.if anybody of you are tracked through rakebackpros.com, do you really get 27% rakeback, coz according to my HEM(it tracks how much you rake in) i get only about 17% which is obv a huge loss.
2.if your playing rush SH NL10 would be nice if you would contact me
3.if i get 1k points a day, i should get 5 bonus iron man medals?each day?
PS.forgot to mention total months profit 306,34$+110 IRONman medals+~9k ftps
so it goes for 306,34+17,49+28,76=352,59$
preflop, somehow didnt quickfold, so when it was folded to me, its a nice blindsteal w/ A blocker,
on the flop, just standart,
turn i chose to 2 barrel ,because its a pretty good card+he should fold out a lot of his range(33,44,55,77, maybe 99-TT, AJ,AT,A9, AK,KJ+i have a lot of equity in the pot+i might even get some value from worse flush draws
river-standart, tho i was so unsure about betsizing there, but after all chose that if he called the turn, besically, i dont think hes folding here (maybe except 99-TT-JJ)
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by phantommm92: 03.03.2011 18:19.
such a sick session today, the start was like
posting a graph and some hands, just a small update, doing quite normal, obv below ev, but putting in good amount of hands, so should grind it out, after a short break im going to go for a second session 2day
Final Pot: $21.15
Hero shows A
BTN shows T
BTN wins $19.74
such an interesting hand now i made some calculations:
i need about 44% equity agains his range to make it break even, and this is without fold equity
if i give him ranges of TT-QQ, KQ, some KJ, AT,AQ,AK without the AA i have, then my equity is about 50% which is enough to make it +ev
if i exclude KJ and AQ from his range, then i have about 45% equity, also +ev
i made the check shove being a tiny bit frustrated, but now i think its not that bad of a play, opinion people?
Final Pot: $18.14
Hero mucks A
BB shows J
BB wins $16.94
i didnt see the point to 3bet flop, cuz i might push away the worse combos he has, so easy call, turn wasnt that good, but still i think BvB there are way enough combos i beat, river is a perfect card, now basically few flushes beat me and AQ, and AQ is very unlikely, same as flushed, because people ussually just dont play them so agro, so i snaped the river and was soooo amazed to see QJ, would never put him on QJ
he had his full 4% of equity on flop, i think i can call it a badbeat already
Turn: ($1.85) J
CO checks, Hero checks
River: ($1.85) T
CO bets $1.25, Hero raises to $11.60, CO calls $7.90 all in
Final Pot: $20.15
CO mucks J
Hero shows J
Hero wins $18.81
sometimes i 3bet here, sometimes no, on flop just a call no need to do anything else, basically, on the turn i had the nuts, thought about betting but because my hand is basically unvulnerable and there is no card that could scare me, i gave a chance for my opponent to catch something
on the river i thought for some time, and it came to my head: "if hes bluffing, hes not paying you out anyway, if he has 89 or backdoor flush, you will get it in anyways, but if he is value betting something like QQ+, AJ,JT ot lower set, he is defo going to call a shove, so overbet shIIIIIIp it-LIKE A MAN
River: ($4.15) 4
BB bets $4.89 all in, Hero calls $4.89
Final Pot: $13.93
BB shows 9
(four of a kind, Nines)
Hero mucks J
BB wins $13.01
when the flop came, i was like hmmm, he must have 99 here, would be sick, after that thought wanted to fold the river, just because i put him on 88-QQ and maybe AK, so basically i beat only QQ and sometimes TT, but obv im never ever folding here
Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with A
UTG calls $0.10, MP raises to $0.40, CO raises to $1.45, Hero calls $1.45, 4 folds
Flop: ($3.55) Q
CO bets $3.55, Hero raises to $11.33 all in, CO calls $7.78
Turn: ($26.21) K
(2 players - 1 is all in)
River: ($26.21) 8
(2 players - 1 is all in)
Final Pot: $26.21
CO shows 3
(King Queen high)
Hero shows A
(a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $24.47
the guy was a total maniac, but wasnt shoving in pre w/ total shit and was cbetting every flop POT, so imo the best line is this one, even tho i didnt think that he might 3bet 32s and go broke with a gutshot: nh sir