A Day At The Aquarium

    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Hi guys, my name is Will, im 25 and im from Manchester, England.

      Feels like ive been playing poker forever but its acutally only been 14-15 months online. Started my career on PKR, had no idea what i was doing and chucked away a couple of bankrolls :D Since then dabbled on several poker sites and finally settled on FullTilt. Had been making great profit playing the 11$ 6max SNG's till newyear, since then its been a downwards slope and i certainly need a break from them.

      This is where the blog comes in. I knew i had a few pennies hanging around on PokerStars and decided to get to work on this bankroll, playing the cash games. Played a mix of different stake cash games on FullTilt so im not totally new to them. Here is my graph... (if it works)




      Never really multi tabled ring games so this blog may die in a couple of days, but heres hoping ;)

      My starting bankroll will be $162.10

      I'll be playing NL10 FR. I know i should be starting at NL5 but i just can't face those stakes! I don't really have any goals other than to play good solid poker, and get in a decent volume each week.

      I'm new to posting hands/graphs so apologies in advance when i mess them up!

      Any questions feel free to ask

      Wish me luck
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    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Blog on hold as i withdrew my money last night after the fireworks went off.

      Great start :rolleyes:
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Ok after Pokerstars spoiled my fun iv decided to continue with the blog. I don't fancy depositing with PS or FT till things have cooled down so me and a friend decided to take advantage of Party Pokers deposit bonus and attack the NL10. We both deposited 60£ which worked out at 98$ as our starting bankroll. My friend is playing the FR SS games while I'm playing the 6max.

      Started last night and I will post the results later on.

      Targets we have set is to play enough hands to clear the bonus, which looks to be around 35k-40k hands over the next month.

      Back soon with day 1s results!
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Yesterdays Results:



      A couple of key hands...


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):
      $16.07
      BU:
      $11.53
      SB:
      $15.45
      BB:
      $24.50
      MP3:
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, A.
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BU calls $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.95) 4, 3, J (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.50, BU folds, BB calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.95) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.10, BB calls $1.10.

      River: ($4.15) K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.20, BB raises to $4.40, Hero calls $2.20.

      Final Pot: $12.95.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks(J A).
      BB shows two pairs, aces and threes(A 3).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and jacks(J A).






      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $11.60
      BB:
      $5.84
      MP2:
      $9.51
      MP3 (Hero):
      $8.44
      CO:
      $9.65
      BU:
      $10.20


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, A.
      MP2 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, MP2 raises to $0.70, Hero raises to $2.30, MP2 raises to $9.61, Hero calls $6.14.

      Flop: ($18.1) 9, 9, T (2 players)


      Turn: ($18.1) 8 (2 players)


      River: ($18.1) K (2 players)


      Final Pot: $18.1.
      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a full-house, eights full of nines(8 8).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and nines(A A).

      MP2 wins with a full-house, eights full of nines(8 8).



      Starting Bankroll - $97.79

      New Bankroll - $128.21
    • stivheys
      stivheys
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      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 6
      hi here is my graph for day one it says two days but it was all within 24 hours



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    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Day 2 results...





      All time graph...





      Starting Bankroll: $97.79

      Todays Results: +$0.13

      New Bankroll: $129.45


      Those numbers don't exactly add up for some reason, i blame Poker Tracker.

      Not as good a day today, got myself in a couple of bad spots which ended up costing me. No damage done though.

      Nice graph from day 1 Stiv :s_cool:
    • stivheys
      stivheys
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      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 6
      Try and steal my roll will u??



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2.65
      BU:
      $5.39
      SB:
      $7.81
      BB:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $4.23
      MP3 (Hero):
      $4.30


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, A.
      MP2 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.95) 7, 4, 4 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.45, MP2 raises to $2.26, Hero raises to $3.90, MP2 calls $1.57.

      Turn: ($8.68) Q (2 players)


      River: ($8.68) K (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.68.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and fours(K A).
      MP2 shows a pair of fours(T 9).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and fours(K A).

      View Hand Replay Here

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/poker-hand-converter/handreplayer/hands/661678/
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Day 3 Results....




      All Time Graph...




      Starting Bankroll: $97.79

      Todays Results: + $10.86 + $9.78 from 10% release of Deposit Bonus + $3.00 from Card Rush = +$23.64

      New Bankroll: $151.28


      Anyone know why these numbers aren't exactly right? Not a big deal just curious.
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      how many tables are you playing per session?
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      It can vary mate as some of the time im watching Videos or playing Fulltilt, 2-6 usually.
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      Originally posted by Burgeo29
      It can vary mate as some of the time im watching Videos or playing Fulltilt, 2-6 usually.
      Imo dont play and watch videos at same time because most people cant take notes from the videos and the players tendecies in same time.I wish you the best of luck =)
    • conall88
      conall88
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 1,715
      hey there, looking forward to following your blog in the future. Might I suggest after the first week you maybe consider posting a graph every 3 days rather than every 1 day? would save you some time, and its also a bit nicer to read stories about sessions rather than view lots of lines :P
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      Originally posted by conall88
      hey there, looking forward to following your blog in the future. Might I suggest after the first week you maybe consider posting a graph every 3 days rather than every 1 day? would save you some time, and its also a bit nicer to read stories about sessions rather than view lots of lines :P

      oh i didnt consider this either.i would do the same thing :s_grin:
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      I know where your coming from but i can easily handle a video and 2 tables mate, when i step to 6 i chuck the videos and put on my poker face :P

      I'll be posting daily graphs for now to track my progress, i understand it may seem like a bore for readers but it is for my own good as this is the only place i will be recording my results. After the first month things will change and will be adding myself some targets for the future.


      Day 4 Results = HEATER!





      All Time Graph...





      Starting Bankroll: $97.79

      [B]Todays Results: +$31.57[/B]

      New Bankroll: $182.37


      So far so good, few errors again today that i must review in more detail later on. Poker Gods were certainly with me today :s_biggrin:

      Need to step up the volume if i am going to unlock the full bonus, the weekend is near so should be able to get in some decent hours.
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Bad day at the office today, played badly and also lost 2 huge hands, flush over flush and KK v AA, knew he had it but couldn't fold, i like paying people off :f_biggrin:


      Will post graph in the morning, need some shut eye!
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Day 5 results...





      Much worse than it looks as my final hand was a 20odd$ pot i lost, i snap-closed the table and PokerTracker hasnt recorded the result, school boy error!!


      All Time Graph...





      Also not showing my actual results which is annoying, not sure if there is any way to edit this. Is going to be a pain as my graphs will never add up with my bankroll from now on ?(

      Set myself a mini target to average a profit of 10$ a day, which will equal $300 for the first 30 days + the $100bonus should see us with a Bankroll of $500. Well thats the target, must improve on yesterdays disaster if this is going to happen!!

      Starting Bankroll: $97.79

      Day 5 Results: -$20.84


      New Bankroll: $161.53
    • Tim64
      Tim64
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      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Good progress, Burgeo. Will keep an eye (even though you are from north of the Watford Gap ;) )
    • belthazorrrr
      belthazorrrr
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      Joined: 12.02.2011 Posts: 1,334
      it will be very interesting to post some hands
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Hahaha, cheers Tim!

      Heres a few of the key hands from the weekend, will post the graphs in the morning.



      Nasty

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (3 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $3.40
      BU:
      $4.00
      SB (Hero):
      $3.90


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 2, 2.
      BU raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.35, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.9) 2, 4, J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.9) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.90, Hero raises to $3.00(All-In), BU calls $2.10.

      River: ($7.9) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $7.9.
      Results follow:

      BU shows a flush, king high(K A).
      Hero shows three of a kind, twos(2 2).

      BU wins with a flush, king high(K A).


      Was sure he had QQ, obviously not :tongue:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $10.00
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $13.56
      UTG2:
      $22.17
      MP1:
      $3.10
      MP2:
      $23.95
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $3.85
      BU:
      $2.83
      SB:
      $12.90


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with A, K.
      Hero raises to $0.30, 6 folds, SB raises to $0.60, BB folds, Hero calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.3) A, 6, Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($1.3) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.62, Hero calls $0.62.

      River: ($2.54) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.81, Hero calls $1.81.

      Final Pot: $6.16.
      Results follow:

      SB shows three of a kind, aces(A A).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(A K).

      SB wins with three of a kind, aces(A A).


      Payday

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $8.35
      CO (Hero):
      $7.59
      BU:
      $13.44
      SB:
      $12.17
      BB:
      $16.52
      UTG2:
      $10.00
      MP1:
      $14.08
      MP2:
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BB raises to $1.40, MP1 calls $1.30, Hero raises to $3.80, BB raises to $12.50, MP1 calls $11.00, Hero calls $3.79.

      Flop: ($32.44) T, 7, J (2 players)
      BB bets $1.70, MP1 calls $1.68.

      Turn: ($35.82) Q (3 players)


      River: ($35.82) Q (3 players)


      Final Pot: $35.82.
      Results follow:

      BB shows two pairs, kings and queens(K K).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and queens(A A).
      MP1 shows a pair of queens(9 A).

      BB wins with two pairs, kings and queens(K K).
      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and queens(A A).
    • Burgeo29
      Burgeo29
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 106
      Closing this blog early, it was the longest week of my life.

      Party Poker + Micro cash games seriously tilted me :f_mad:
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