SNG from the small to high stakes

    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      My name is belthazor like the demon on charms.I had an old blog but unfortunately i ruined it because i posted only bad beats.The purpose of this blog is to see my effort to play in highstakes of sit n gos at the end of 2011.I ll post here interesting hands for discuss and both graphs to evaluate my progress.I ll start from 5.5$ regular 9 man sit n go.The main change of the past is that i saw a lot of videos based on sit n gos and i understood better the game.I hope u will follow my progress and give me advices as well
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    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      as you can see near my 5 tourney i runned super hot so i pump up the winnings.After i took a long break of 3 mins i started another 6 table session.And i made pretty good bubbling to all of them but some people still calling a-7 with 10bb so i cashed in only four.So today played 12 tables with the following finishing distirbutions:
      1-8.3
      2-25.0
      3-16.7
      4-25.0
      5-8.3
      6-8.3
      7-0.0
      8-8.3
      9-0.0
      10-0.0

      And da daaaaa the sickest hand of my session:

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go

      Stacks:
      UTG MatheusSulz (1,765)
      UTG+1 cconk1 (2,810)
      CO Hero (2,360)
      BTN Daremil (1,380)
      SB Jengelz (2,490)
      BB Mulletracing (2,695)

      Blinds: 100/200

      Pre-Flop: (300, 6 players) Hero is CO 9:diamond: K:diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to 440, 1 fold, Jengelz calls 340, Mulletracing calls 240

      Flop: Q:spade: 10:club: J:club: (1,320, 3 players)
      Jengelz bets 450, Mulletracing folds, Hero goes all-in 1,920, Jengelz calls 1,470

      Turn: A:club: (5,160, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: J:heart: (5,160, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: 5,160
      Jengelz shows a full house, Jacks full of Aces
      J:spade: A:heart:
      Hero shows a straight, Ace high
      9:diamond: K:diamond:

      Jengelz wins 5,160 (net +2,800)

      Mulletracing lost 440
      Hero lost 2,360

      I still try to understand what he was thinking when he was calling

      Cu tomorrow
    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
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      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      added to favs. good luck with your sng journey
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      thanks sir...you were the inspiration to start seriously this...
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Today i had plenty of free time so i choose instead of putting volume to study a bit.I saw 4 gold videos,2 of pzhon the calling all in and the icm,2 from lessthanthreee stats and notes and the hem filters.I will try to see the 3 videos of the session review with chenny888 until the night.Learning pretty interesting things studying icm but still missing a lot of things i ll see again and again the videos.My opinion about 5.5$ is that they are pretty soft even the regular players call light all ins and i cant understand why.For example with are 3 players i shove with 5500 sb has 2000 and folds and and bb with 5500 calls with a-10.I didnt calculate this hand with the icm but i definitely thing that is totally wrong calling ace ten there.Today i runned normal lost the most coins won some underdog loose some underdog.I ll put one two more hours studying today than playing.My finish distirbution for today is

      1-16.7
      2-8.3
      3-41.7
      4-0
      5-8.3
      6-8.3
      7-16.7
      8-0
      9-0
      10-0

      i am impressed with the times i finished third than second and first maybe one leak there,i think this is because they call light when we are 3 handed(donkey thinking)

      My graph for the two days is:
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Some players are a ''little'' lucky
    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
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      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      Hi man, nice blog. Will def follow since im starting out with sngs as well :) I'd like to ask you, what brm do you use?
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      i started with 50$ playing 5.5$ sit n go regular speed.If and when i have 120 bi i ll move up to 11$.generally i believe a brm of 100bi+20bi when you move up a level is pretty fine.And imo until you perfect your game stick to regular because turbos need near no mistakes
    • jawain04
      jawain04
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      Joined: 10.02.2011 Posts: 6
      Originally posted by belthazorrrr


      Some players are a ''little'' lucky
      where can u watch the rest of that game? what game is it?
    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
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      Ty for answer ;) I honestly dont think im ever gonna switch to turbos, i really dont like when the blinds increase that fast.
      Btw the hand between Hellmuth and Wiggins is soo good for poker.. ppl just gonna think "oh i can just stick all my money as a 9 to 1 dog and still win 160k." :f_biggrin:
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Originally posted by jawain04
      Originally posted by belthazorrrr


      Some players are a ''little'' lucky
      where can u watch the rest of that game? what game is it?
      loose canon poker on youtube.it is produced from pokerstars
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Today i played two sessions of 6 tables each.As you can see bellow in my first session i runned again super super hot especially near my 4 tourney.Still i owned the fishes finishing my first session only with -6$ meaning one bi.


      I took no break and i started immediately another session because i was feeling really really good about my super hot run finishing with a +25.5$ running normal imo
      My general graph goes like this:


      MY finishing distirbution for today is:
      1-8.3
      2-33.3
      3-8.3
      4-8.3
      5-16.7
      6-16.7
      7-0
      8-8.3
      9-0

      I believe that 5.50$ are beatable with basic knowledge of sit n go strategy.Many players really really suck.I suck too in my 1v1 play i think i will download the nash hu and stick to these because i loose a lot money in 1v1 and many times i force myself to make deals to be more profitable.If you would like to understand how bad are many players, just look the hands bellow:


      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go

      Stacks:
      UTG rifificdp (2,185)
      UTG+1 Daniel Faraday (1,345)
      CO ur moov (5,045)
      BTN HeHateMe1233 (1,825)
      SB MASSAGE8488 (2,175)
      BB Hero (925)

      Blinds: 60/120

      Pre-Flop: (180, 6 players) Hero is BB J:diamond: J:spade:
      rifificdp calls 120, 3 folds, MASSAGE8488 calls 60, Hero goes all-in 925, rifificdp calls 805, MASSAGE8488 folds

      Flop: 5:club: K:spade: 3:spade: (1,970, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: 5:heart: (1,970, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: A:diamond: (1,970, 2 players, 1 all-in)
      Hero says "nice call"

      Final Pot: 1,970
      Hero shows two pair, Jacks and Fives
      J:diamond: J:spade:
      rifificdp shows two pair, Kings and Fives
      6:club: K:club:

      rifificdp wins 1,970 (net +1,045)

      MASSAGE8488 lost 120
      Hero lost 925



      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      8 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go

      Stacks:
      UTG regularprod (3,440)
      UTG+1 KriszAK225 (1,335)
      MP1 Check Norrizs (1,170)
      MP2 Hero (1,665)
      CO Boss Randa (820)
      BTN moramoneyx (1,315)
      SB ll144gr (2,350)
      BB Wicky-D (1,405)

      Blinds: 30/60

      Pre-Flop: (90, 8 players) Hero is MP2 8:diamond: 8:spade:
      3 folds, Hero raises to 180, 1 fold, moramoneyx raises to 300, 2 folds, Hero calls 120

      Flop: 3:club: 8:heart: 3:diamond: (690, 2 players)
      Hero checks, moramoneyx bets 270, Hero calls 270

      Turn: 7:club: (1,230, 2 players)
      Hero checks, moramoneyx bets 270, Hero calls 270

      River: 6:heart: (1,770, 2 players)
      Hero bets 480, moramoneyx goes all-in 475

      Final Pot: 2,725
      Hero shows a full house, Eights full of Threes
      8:diamond: 8:spade:
      moramoneyx shows
      10:club: K:diamond:

      Hero wins 2,725 (net +1,405)

      moramoneyx lost 1,315



      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      2 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go

      Stacks:
      SB Boss Randa (3,660)
      BB Hero (9,840)

      Blinds: 250/500

      Pre-Flop: (750, 2 players) Hero is BB K:spade: K:club:
      Boss Randa calls 250, Hero checks

      Flop: Q:spade: 3:diamond: 10:diamond: (1,000, 2 players)
      Hero bets 500, Boss Randa calls 500

      Turn: 4:spade: (2,000, 2 players)
      Hero bets 1,000, Boss Randa calls 1,000

      River: K:heart: (4,000, 2 players)
      Hero bets 1,000, Boss Randa goes all-in 1,660, Hero calls 660

      Final Pot: 7,320
      Hero shows
      K:spade: K:club:
      Boss Randa shows a straight, Ace high
      J:diamond: A:heart:

      Boss Randa wins 7,320 (net +3,660)

      Hero lost 3,660


      And ofc i still have some bad beats i dont want to post anything just one that really made me laugh:


      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      8 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go

      Stacks:
      UTG Impurity (2,400)
      UTG+1 tiempofiesta1 (495)
      MP1 budd4437 (2,295)
      MP2 ny_chick24 (1,530)
      CO angrydub (3,480)
      BTN HeHateMe1233 (505)
      SB mrmean141 (1,375)
      BB Hero (1,420)

      Blinds: 30/60

      Pre-Flop: (90, 8 players) Hero is BB A:heart: A:diamond:
      Impurity raises to 210, 1 fold, budd4437 calls 210, 4 folds, Hero raises to 540, Impurity goes all-in 2,400, budd4437 folds, Hero says "i cant call", Hero says "normally", Hero says "but no chips", Hero goes all-in 880

      Flop: 6:club: 10:club: 9:heart: (4,060, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: 7:spade: (4,060, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: 8:club: (4,060, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: 4,060
      Hero shows a straight, Ten high
      A:heart: A:diamond:
      Impurity shows a straight, Ten high
      Q:diamond: Q:heart:

      Hero wins 1,540 (net +120)
      Impurity wins 2,520 (net +120)

      budd4437 lost 210

      My bankroll keeps growing up.Running good running bad belthazorrrr always close the software with profit some days more some days less but thats poker :/.I hope tomorrow to train in icm trainer a bit and post my results here.Cu tomorrow
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      Hey bro, do yourself and favor and do like me and turn your chat off. It will just tilt you more to speak with donkey. If you want to do deal turn the chat on just for the deal. Don't speak with anyone....

      Also looks like your doing well so keep it up and GL
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      did you see my chat?when i was yelling to donks?0xa0ax0axxa0xa0ax00 please tell me that you saw when i was telling to a donk "burn in hell" now that i remember those things i laugh but then i was really really mad xaxa
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      I did some practice in icm trainer with the following results:
      1)6 handed with blinds 50/100---->94% Here the icm suggests to push 10bb with q10s utg with i respectfully disagree and he said we should push 54s from sb when i push with 43s and i believe from sb we could push even 32s profitably

      2)5 handed with blinds 80/160---->96% icm advice me to push a bit wider because used to push tighter than it suggests

      3)4 handed with blinds 100/200---->92% most examples that icm shows them wrong is because of one card.For example i pushed a7 when i should have pushed a8 and better or i pushed 53s when i should have pushed 64s.In my mind and in the game i dont think that is a big difference in low suited connectors and in middle aces

      4)4 handed with blinds 120/240----->96% nothing to say here i believe i done pretty well,icm advices to call lighter but when in bubble i dont like to call a8 and a7 for example :/

      Any advices and suggestions are welcome
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334


      the best of the best..

      i would like to answer me one question...i try to put my blog link in my signature but i cant figure out how..could someone help me please?
    • variancekiller
      variancekiller
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      Joined: 20.09.2010 Posts: 896
      turn off your bb code!
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      how i do that?
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      3 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go

      Stacks:
      BTN Veskit23 (6,890)
      SB BateGoyko (2,840)
      BB Hero (3,770)

      Blinds: 100/200

      Pre-Flop: (300, 3 players) Hero is BB K:spade: J:spade:
      Veskit23 folds, BateGoyko raises to 600, Hero calls 400

      Flop: K:diamond: 10:heart: 4:diamond: (1,200, 2 players)
      BateGoyko checks, Hero bets 800, BateGoyko calls 800

      Turn: J:diamond: (2,800, 2 players)
      BateGoyko checks, Hero goes all-in 2,370, BateGoyko goes all-in 1,440

      River: 10:club: (6,610, 2 players, 2 all-in)
      Hero says "lol"

      Final Pot: 6,610
      Hero shows two pair, Kings and Jacks
      K:spade: J:spade:
      BateGoyko shows a straight, Ace high
      A:diamond: Q:spade:

      BateGoyko wins 5,680 (net +2,840)

      Hero collects 930 (net -2,840)


      How these players can play at 5.50$?
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      I dont know what i did to full tilt software and i cant run good.Played two sessions one of 6 table one of 9 table with a net loss of 6$ when my ev should be +7.85.I ll definitely play again in the evening but i need a break to make some icm practice and see my opponents how they are playing.I ll list only my today morning graph which is: