Thank You PokerStrategy

    • Classified181
      Classified181
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      I have just joined PS and would like to thank them for their generous bankroll starter. I have been playing poker for nearly 3 years now and am fairly well adapt to the game, but am only a break even player. I have had a little live success and am a little in profit , but no such luck online and am hoping with the help of PS and its members to break through this stagnant even player area in to a regular winner moving through the stakes. Good Luck at the tables all, may just see you there!
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    • IngridN
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      Hi Classified181,

      Good to have you at PokerStrategy.com and thank you for your kind feedback =)
      Keep us updated on your game!

      We wish you good luck at the tables!
      Ingrid
    • Classified181
      Classified181
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      As i stated in my preivious post, i have been a break even player for a while now and i put this down to my online tilting after bad runs/beats and also my lack of online BRM. After recently joining PS and recieving their generous bankroll starter, im going to try and keep to a strict BRM plan and keep a record of how im going through this forum, tracking my sessions and at the same time getting involved in the PS community and hoping to improve my game, once again thank you PS for the starter. I have just finished my first session with the $50 bankroll starter

      Played approx 700 hands multi tabling 4 tables at 0.02/0.04 and finished the sessions just in front. Bankroll now $54.60
    • Classified181
      Classified181
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      grinded through another 500 hands after tea 3 tabling at 0.02/0.04 and have got the $50 starter up to $69.8 in todays 1200ish hands, nothing to get excited about but at least the bankroll is moving in the right direction and not a bad days work at the micros. After 10 hours work and 8 hours at the tables am stuffed and must sleep now, have a good Friday at the tables all!

      Just wondering if anyone could tell me how often the strategy points are updated? After todays play i still have no points at the moment, thanking you in advance, Classified181
    • IngridN
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      Hi Classified181,

      Congrats on your success! =)

      StrategyPoints are updated normally 3-4 times a week. Give 2 more days and let me know if they are still not updated then.

      Happy weekend
      Ingrid
    • Classified181
      Classified181
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      Just finished a session of about 700 hands 3 tabling at 0.02/0.04. Was quite card dead through out and when i did pick up hands copped a few fairly sick coolers and finished a few buy-ins down. $50 starter bankroll now down to $61.2

      On a brighter note did cash for $272 in a $25 buy-in live tourney today and had a blast there with some good people. Have a good Satdy at the tables all!

      PS. cheers for the update Ingrid
    • Jim4rdo
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      Originally posted by Classified181
      $50 starter bankroll now down to $61.2
      Don't know about you, but that seems like it's up to me ;p

      Anyway, sounds like you're doing pretty well, keep it up.

      Just to let you know if you fancy it, you can start a blog in this forum: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1435 to update and use for whatever purpose you want.

      GL at the tables :>
    • Classified181
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      Ok cheers Jim, will continue it on in to the link you provided once i am ready to move up, hopefully that will happen in the not to long future ;)

      Just finished a session 3 tabling at 0.02/0.04 for around 400 hands and ran quite well, catching a draw in a 4 way all-in on turn :f_biggrin: pot to help me to finish 5 buy-ins up. Bankroll now up to $81 from the $50 starter. I also managed to finish top 7/160 to grab a ticket to next weekends 1k gtd Bankroll Builder on a 4th table.

      Back to work in the morning ;( , but will continue to grind out as many sessions as time allows through the week.
    • Classified181
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      Just finished a session of around 600 hands 3 tabling at 0.02/0.04

      Well, Well, Well, OMG!!!, what can i say apart from it must be bad beat micro muppet pay out day at Cake Poker. I ran so impossibly bad, no matter what i had, what i did or how i played it, if i got called i was going to lose ?( ?( . In my first 2 hours of play, i was rivered 11 times taking opponents to value town with hands like AK vs AJ on A high board, AJ vs J10 on J high board, A10s vs J10 on 10 high board, A8s vs 78o on 8 high board, etc ,etc. The river two paired there 3 outta 9 times and the other 2 they made runner runner backdoor straights. Also in this first 2 hours of the session, i got it allin 4 times, 3 times losing to 2 outtas (KK vs QQ- Q on river, AQ vs 88 on Q high rainbow board- 8 on river, AJ vs KQ on AJ2 board- river 10 and the other i re raised shoved with AKd on a 2d4d7h board and got called by 99 to miss everything. The last 2 hours wasnt much better, with a few decent pots won counteracted by more and more 2-9 out beats :rolleyes: .
      Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhh..... Rant Over!

      Anyhow i finished the session almost 4 buyins down, but did clear a $5 bonus, $50 starter bankroll now at 71.8
    • belayd
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      Just to let you know, Class, it's almost a universal experience for a new signup at a poker site to go on an initial upswing and then go on a downswing. Not sure why that is the case, but it almost always happens. Luckily, your downswings have been shallower than your upswings.

      I'd be careful about being results-oriented in the short-term, tho. From what the experts tell me you need at least 70K hands before you have a fair idea of whether you're a winning player at a particular level.
    • Classified181
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      Yeah, dont worry i know all about it belayd, but TY for the reminder. I have been through the, as ive heard it called before, "new players honeymoon period" 8 times on different sites taking my original $50-$500 deposits to 2-10 times that original deposit only to be hit with the standard even out the field/BB win rate down to 2-5/ manipulated hands ?( ?( . I have actually played over 120k hands online over the last 3 years and am also quite aware of the amount of hands needed to get a gauge on where you are at at each stake. I have only played approx 15k hands live in this time and have been rather succesfull at the $1/$2, $2/$3 limits. I only really started this blog due to the generous bankroll starter i was given by PS, as i wanted to see how it went sticking to a strict BRM plan , but truly believe the RNG dealing systems are manipulated by each and every company/site. I will however, continue to grind away as much as i can outside of my work hours and see what happens, as i can only get to the casino to play with my live bankroll every 3-4 weeks.

      The beat goes on.... Bankroll Starter down to $46 after latest session of i dont even know how many hands at 0.02/0.04, but must of ended up around 7 buy-ins down.
    • belayd
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      [quote]Originally posted by Classified181
      Yeah, dont worry i know all about it belayd, but TY for the reminder. I have been through the, as ive heard it called before, "new players honeymoon period" 8 times on different sites taking my original $50-$500 deposits to 2-10 times that original deposit only to be hit with the standard even out the field/BB win rate down to 2-5/ manipulated hands ?( ?( . I have actually played over 120k hands online over the last 3 years and am also quite aware of the amount of hands needed to get a gauge on where you are at at each stake. I have only played approx 15k hands live in this time and have been rather succesfull at the $1/$2, $2/$3 limits. I only really started this blog due to the generous bankroll starter i was given by PS, as i wanted to see how it went sticking to a strict BRM plan , but truly believe the RNG dealing systems are manipulated by each and every company/site. I will however, continue to grind away as much as i can outside of my work hours and see what happens, as i can only get to the casino to play with my live bankroll every 3-4 weeks.
      /quote]

      It's refreshing to see a winning long-term player do something other than chant the mantra of "the poker sites are hooooneeeeest, the poker sites are hooooneeeest." It's like some kind of Communist Party line that seems to be required on poker discussion websites everywhere, but it's common sense that nobody who makes billions of dollars every year is honest. I mean, c'mon. That's why it's smart to begin with a free bankroll starter and play long enough to see whether the poker site wants you to win or not. If it doesn't, better to either quit online poker or move on to another site.
    • Classified181
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      [QUOTE]It's refreshing to see a winning long-term player do something other than chant the mantra of "the poker sites are hooooneeeeest, the poker sites are hooooneeeest." It's like some kind of Communist Party line that seems to be required on poker discussion websites everywhere, but it's common sense that nobody who makes billions of dollars every year is honest. I mean, c'mon. That's why it's smart to begin with a free bankroll starter and play long enough to see whether the poker site wants you to win or not. If it doesn't, better to either quit online poker or move on to another site.[/quote]Cheers belayd, i am an honest person, one of a minority of people left in todays world i'd say. Of course, whilst there is 95-97% of todays population living in their own tunnel visioned/ nieve worlds, companies, big businesses, poker sites and even goverments or countries are going to continue to run things on a manipulated or corrupt scale. No one and i mean no one gets really rich, wealthy and successfull doing what they do being honest and hard working these days without the green light or acceptance from the types that are currently in control of these situations.
    • belayd
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      [quote]Originally posted by Classified181
      [QUOTE]It's refreshing to see a winning long-term player do something other than chant the mantra of "the poker sites are hooooneeeeest, the poker sites are hooooneeeest." It's like some kind of Communist Party line that seems to be required on poker discussion websites everywhere, but it's common sense that nobody who makes billions of dollars every year is honest. I mean, c'mon. That's why it's smart to begin with a free bankroll starter and play long enough to see whether the poker site wants you to win or not. If it doesn't, better to either quit online poker or move on to another site.[/quote]Cheers belayd, i am an honest person, one of a minority of people left in todays world i'd say. Of course, whilst there is 95-97% of todays population living in their own tunnel visioned/ nieve worlds, companies, big businesses, poker sites and even goverments or countries are going to continue to run things on a manipulated or corrupt scale. No one and i mean no one gets really rich, wealthy and successfull doing what they do being honest and hard working these days without the green light or acceptance from the types that are currently in control of these situations.[/quote]I'm glad there's someone on this site who understands, plus has credibility by being a winning player. Thank you.

      Have a look at the garbagy wikipedia article on online poker. It reads like it was written by an online poker site PR department.
    • Classified181
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      Just finished a quick session of 400 hands 4 tabling at 0.02/0.04 and finished around 3 buy-ins up. $50 bankroll starter just back in front to $53.
    • Classified181
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      Just had a quick 300 hand session 6 tabling at 0.02/0.04 and finished slightly down. $50 starter roll now $52.5. Off to the golf course with some mates for a quick 9 holes/ drinking session/ excuse to get out of the house and away from the tables ;)
    • pleno1
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      Nice that you have the enthusiasm. So many people just want to "gamble" their $50 or just get bored. Great to see you're playing 4nl too, if you keep up the BRM and motivation you could rocket up the stakes.

      Good luck!
    • Classified181
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      Session of around 250 hands 2 tabling at 0.02/0.04. Ran card dead and impossibly bad when i did pick up a hand ( the beat goes on ), finishing 2 buy-ins down. $50 bankroll starter falls behind again back to $48.5 :rolleyes: :O
    • Classified181
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      Countdown To Busto.....

      How do i get my HEM graphs on to a post???
    • Jim4rdo
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      uh oh!

      That's not good news :<

      Anyway, go into HEM, to your graph, right click it and save it as a jpeg

      then upload to imageshack, photobucket (best) or anything like that, then use the [.img][/.img] tags in here (without the dots)

      best of luck though mate