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    • ragney
      ragney
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      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      Updated per 4/7/2012

      About me
      I'm 22 years old asian/dutch guy living in the Netherlands. Found out about poker only half year ago when I stopped playing an addictive online game and found out my old friends were playing poker and offered me a free $50 and said "give it a shot". The most important thing my friend said is look poker as a strategy game where you have nothing to lose, if you lose your $50 BR you quit, game over.

      Poker career
      2010, September - December
      Started with PS's $50 on NL2 (shorthanded). December I was giving shots at NL5.

      2011, January - June
      Starting to give shots on NL10. Moved up to NL25.

      2011, July - December
      Struggling at NL25, moved down to NL10 for a month. Moved back to NL25. Decided to take some private coaching from a close friend around October. Crushed NL25 at the end of the year. Gave few shots at NL50 but didn't went too good.

      2012, January - June
      Had my biggest downswing ever on NL25 on january. Over 70k hands orso I was about 25BI below EV. Decided to take a break off poker and gotten into heads up poker after reading/watching some simple videos. March and April I was playing HU (nl50) and normal SH games. Since HU games gotten my attention I decided to move to HU compelety. May and June was a combination of HU cash (nl50) and HUSNG ($15 and $30).

      2012, July - Present
      Currently playing HUSNGs ($15 and $30 tables) and MTTs (up to $27).

      My biggest leak when I was a noob at poker
      Valuebet, valuebet and valuebet. As easy as it sounds its actually hard as this also implies hand reading etc. But I consider this as my biggest leak.
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    • utenosmelynas
      utenosmelynas
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      Joined: 07.03.2009 Posts: 286
      1st. :f_grin:

      Well, what I could say, welcome to the bloggers team and keep on going :f_thumbsup:

      FR or SH?
      You gotta improve your red line losses cos it stifle your winnings :) I'm not saying that you should become loose aggressive monkey, but instead of that search where you leaking money away. =) GL on that!
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      Originally posted by utenosmelynas
      1st. :f_grin:

      Well, what I could say, welcome to the bloggers team and keep on going :f_thumbsup:

      FR or SH?
      You gotta improve your red line losses cos it stifle your winnings :) I'm not saying that you should become loose aggressive monkey, but instead of that search where you leaking money away. =) GL on that!
      Thanks and I play SH. I'm working very hard on my red line, I notice that as one of my biggest leaks on NL25. The first 10k hands I played on NL25 pretty much crushed me, so I'm trying to study what I did wrong and beat them. :)
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      gl! asian and playing sh as well. lets crush nl 25! :) now the real games start...
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      Weekend session, played 9-12 tables NL25.
      Hands played: 1031
      Winnings: $50.23
      Winnings EV: $34.03

      Getting more and more used to NL25, just have to find more ways to exploit the regs. Two funny hands:

      The doomed hand
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($28.28)
      BB ($34.06)
      UTG ($52.42)
      UTG+1 ($29.03)
      Hero ($25.29)
      BTN ($25)

      Dealt to Hero J:club: Q:club:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1, fold, SB calls $0.90, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.75

      FLOP ($3.25) 4:club: A:club: T:spade:

      SB bets $2, UTG+1 calls $2, Hero raises to $8, SB folds, UTG+1 calls $6

      TURN ($21.25) 4:club: A:club: T:spade: 6:heart:

      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($21.25) 4:club: A:club: T:spade: 6:heart: 8:club:

      UTG+1 bets $10.50, Hero raises to $16.29 (AI), UTG+1 calls $5.79

      Hero shows J:club: Q:club:
      (Pre 41%, Flop 30.3%, Turn 20.5%)

      UTG+1 shows K:club: 9:club:
      (Pre 59%, Flop 69.7%, Turn 79.5%)

      UTG+1 wins $51.83


      The doomed hand of the villian
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($29.79)
      BB ($34.37)
      UTG ($25.50)
      UTG+1 ($25)
      Hero ($25)
      BTN ($20.57)

      Dealt to Hero Q:spade: Q:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $1, Hero calls $1, fold, fold, fold

      FLOP ($2.35) T:spade: T:diamond: 8:spade:

      UTG+1 bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      TURN ($5.35) T:spade: T:diamond: 8:spade: Q:diamond:

      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $3.30, UTG+1 raises to $8.50, Hero calls $5.20

      RIVER ($22.35) T:spade: T:diamond: 8:spade: Q:diamond: A:heart:

      UTG+1 bets $14 (AI), Hero calls $14 (AI)

      UTG+1 shows 8:heart: 8:diamond:
      (Pre 19%, Flop 83.1%, Turn 2.3%)

      Hero shows Q:spade: Q:heart:
      (Pre 81%, Flop 16.9%, Turn 97.7%)

      Hero wins $48.35
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      NL25 graph updated. Running abit higher than the expected EV on NL25, but on NL10 I'm running way below my expected EV, about 500bb within 8k hands :f_eek:
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Just did an awesome session of 875 hands, really proud of my postflop play. My non-SD winnings all came by playing good postflop, won alot of 15-30bb pots! And of course we're running below our EV when we play good postflop :f_mad:



      Hand of the session: Fine play postflop but shitty play preflop? Or play was fine? HH posted on forum :f_biggrin:
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($28.38)
      BB ($25)
      UTG ($25)
      UTG+1 ($27.26)
      CO ($8.80)
      BTN ($27.18)

      Dealt to Hero K:spade: A:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, BB raises to $2.50, Hero calls $1.75

      FLOP ($5) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 5:heart:

      Hero checks, BB bets $3, Hero raises to $7.75, BB calls $4.75

      TURN ($20.50) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 5:heart: 7:heart:

      Hero bets $15.50, BB calls $14.75 (AI)

      RIVER ($50) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 5:heart: 7:heart: 3:spade:

      Hero shows K:spade: A:heart:
      (Pre 60%, Flop 49.0%, Turn 68.2%)

      BB shows 5:diamond: 3:diamond:
      (Pre 40%, Flop 51.0%, Turn 31.8%)

      BB wins $48
    • Salivanth
      Salivanth
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      Joined: 01.01.2011 Posts: 587
      Glad to find someone else who can laugh at a doomed hand like that, instead of raging at it. You've been improving uber-fast, I'm very impressed. How much time do you spend on Poker now, and how much time did you spend as a newbie?
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Originally posted by Salivanth
      Glad to find someone else who can laugh at a doomed hand like that, instead of raging at it. You've been improving uber-fast, I'm very impressed. How much time do you spend on Poker now, and how much time did you spend as a newbie?
      Hey there,

      As I newbie (NL2) I used the spend about 1-2 hours average a day.
      The same when I reached NL5, but since I play more than study, it feels like I played more.
      By the time I reached NL10 it started to get interesting, players slightly better and no hand histories about how the players play there. Got crushed for awhile, so I refused to give up this increased my average play time to about ~2-4 hours a day. (more time to study poker and learn to exploit regulars)
      Now at NL25 its about 3-4 hours a day as well but weekends 4-5 hours. :)
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Played 2 sessions today, 120mins in total, played about 1800 hands.
      Winnings: -$10.22
      Winnings EV: $10.98

      Pretty happy today despite the suckouts and one very shitty played hand which costed me about 45BB... Hand here:
      SH NL25 QQ poor played imo

      Will try to updated the NL25 graph after every 5000 hands played.
    • Mopenza
      Mopenza
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      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 267
      On what software do u play?
      GL keep it going seems that u run pretty good if u are moved from NL2 to NL 25 so quickly.
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Originally posted by Mopenza
      On what software do u play?
      GL keep it going seems that u run pretty good if u are moved from NL2 to NL 25 so quickly.
      Started on ftp, cashed out when I had $600 and move to Stars.
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      Friday's 18-3-2011 session:
      Time spend (excluding poker study/theory): 140 minutes
      Hands played: 2012
      [b]Winnings: $18.58[/B]
      [b]Winnings EV: $2.21[/B]

      Must say been abit lucky this session. Fair enough, it covers the crappy swing from last night.

      Updated NL25 graph at first page, pretty happy with the non-sd winnings improvement. Reached 25k hands.

      Tried to "outsqueeze" a guy with 16% squeeze over 1500 hands, hoping he'd fold...
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($28.80)
      BB ($23.87)
      UTG ($37.62)
      UTG+1 ($25)
      CO ($20.64)
      BTN ($26)

      Dealt to Hero 4:spade: 4:heart:

      UTG calls $0.25, fold, fold, BTN raises to $1.30, Hero calls $1.20, BB raises to $4, fold, fold, Hero raises to $8, BB calls $4

      FLOP ($17.55) 5:spade: 8:heart: 4:diamond:

      Hero checks, BB bets $15.87 (AI), Hero calls $15.87

      TURN ($49.29) 5:spade: 8:heart: 4:diamond: 6:diamond:

      RIVER ($49.29) 5:spade: 8:heart: 4:diamond: 6:diamond: J:heart:

      Hero shows 4:spade: 4:heart:
      (Pre 18%, Flop 90.0%, Turn 90.9%)

      BB shows T:spade: T:diamond:
      (Pre 82%, Flop 10.0%, Turn 9.1%)

      Hero wins $47.29
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Saturday 19-3-2011 session:
      Time spend (excluding poker study/theory): 190 minutes
      Hands played: 2622
      [b]Winnings: -$11.71[/B]
      [b]Winnings EV: -$24.37[/B]

      Nothing else to say that pretty pissed at myself. Tried playing abit more looser and aggresive, didn't worked out, just not my style. This one hurted me so much. Wasn't even funny when I evaluated my own play afterwards.
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Some (big) news today!

      :heart: Finally reached $1,000 bankroll :f_cool:


      :spade: Started to try out MSS @ NL10, was quite funny to play (LOL at my 3bet). Anyway tonights session, spend quite some time actually...


      :diamond: NL25 graph updated @ 30k hands.
    • variancekiller
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      how did you make your ev line yellow? I want to change the color of my rakeback line so!
    • utenosmelynas
      utenosmelynas
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      Congrats with performance! =)
    • ragney
      ragney
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      @variancekiller:
      http://faq.holdemmanager.com/questions/278/Change+EV+Line+Color+in+Graphs

      @utenosmelynas:
      Thank you! :)
    • variancekiller
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      ahh I did do it correctly just needed to shut down HEM before I did it and not keep it running :P
    • ragney
      ragney
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      Hmm, today I tried being more aggresive preflop, didn't end up good at all. Have to check what to do vs those loose TAGs, kinda hard to beat them at their own game. I think I have to tighten up and don't bluff them often. Most loss comes from bluffing the loose TAGs (semi maniacs).