Blog-ing it up [MSS]

    • kennyclr
      kennyclr
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      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 37
      Hi, I'm a student in London, studying Music performance course. I'm 21 and I'm from a country in Asia where gambling is not really legal, so I'm not gonna say where I am. I knew poker from the Facebook poker game, where I seriously had no idea what the hell it is, but its just kinda fun. Then one day my friend brings over his chips and we gather around and start playing. I learned how to play poker from him, well... just the basics. So we ended up losing to him but it's a happy game, we kept on playing during the time we went to perform at a resort world's casino, where it's the only legal casino in my country. We played in the hotel room, have some fun with friends.

      I'm not gonna tell you how I ventured in the online poker rooms, it's not really a good story to tell here :] :] :]

      But currently I'm playing on Pokerstars and trying to take my $95 out from Everest poker.
      :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club:

      Here's my pokerstars story:

      I decided to start grinding again since this year's march and I looked around which site to play on, so I chose Pokerstars. Unluckily I created the Stars account long before I know Pokerstrategy, so it's not tracked here. I deposited £30 = $50, and start playing BSS. Just like other grinder we grind 8+ tables, I slowly improved my multi-tabling skill, but my playing was really bad. So to others I'm a :f_p:

      Then I start looking books to read, read some Harrington's cash game, but I still plays bad. So when April arrived, this month was a real bad month for me. One of my relative passed away and I can't attend their funeral cz I'm in UK studying... and I get tilt so easily in this month. :f_o:

      So my bankroll went from $80 till $13, in just a week's time. and it's time I decided to quit poker. After a week's away from poker and studying + working on my school assignments and daily hours of practice, I realise I miss playing poker... (I think I'm addicted to this game.), So I gave a thought, I can play but not to take it too seriously, since I'm not really playing poker professionally. Then I encountered the MSS strategy that our dear Pokerstrategy currently introduced. :s_biggrin:

      So I tried the MSS strategy at NL2 in Stars with my fragile $13 bankroll... just playing according the beginner's chart. and I was up till $19, which is a very consistent win for me, and i found it actually suit me because I'm a guy who sees money as a very important thing and I don't like losing too much. MSS minimizes the lost and it's not like SSS that you could easily got stacked. So I decided to stick to the game and see how far can it brings me to. and so, this blog came up.

      After some winning sessions, then suddenly in a day I lost $8 in due to bad luck and bad plays + tilt :s_mad: here's the chart:



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      Then after stopping for a day, I came back and start grinding again, and eventually I'm breaking even with the lost since then and with the extra $10 bonus unlocked. So now my bankroll is standing $29.7.

      One thing I learned from the lost is, basic chart brings you up to a certain level, the rest you will have to improve yourself.

      Everest poker:

      This is one site that I seriously think all you need is luck, because with all those fishes swimming, it doesn't really matter how bad you play. (Just my opinion.) So I deposited $5 a looooonnngggg time ago, almost at the time when I got my pokerstrategy free $50, and I donked it up till $125 the highest, lost half of it in headsup game, and now standing $95.2 playing MSS on NL5 and NL10. I decided to withdraw the roll out for another site since Everest is lack of FR games, but it's a long story and I still can't get the money out. (Might tell the story another day.)

      :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club:

      I'm not expecting much from poker for me right now, but I would really like myself to break through almost a year by playing break-even poker, I've been playing all sorts of game from SSS to BSS, rings games to SNGs till HUSNG. But now I'm writing this blog to make myself stick to MSS.

      I looked through the MSS forums and there's not much info going on, and the MSS Unite is not that active, so I kinda wish there's another MSS player to be able to share experience with me and improve our games, and fo course sweat some sessions. Now I'm going into summer break, my plans is to find a part time jobs during that time and practice some crazy repertoires for my 2nd year study and grind up to NL10 by the end of summer.

      So I made some list for myself:

      1) Read Poker Blueprint, Let there be range (I've got these books, just don't have time to read them during term time)
      2) Play good poker, not tilt poker.
      3) Practice my instrument 4 hours a day, atleast. (I know it's not poker related... but it's still in my daily list. :f_biggrin: )
      4) Analyse my sessions after 2~3 days game. :s_cool:
      5) **Will update as long I thought of something else.**



      Thank you for reading it. LOL :)
      May luck be with you. :s_evil:
  • 9 replies
    • ilrasso
      ilrasso
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      Joined: 05.05.2010 Posts: 49
      GL on the poker - what instrument are u practicing? (im not gonna make a penal joke here...)
    • kennyclr
      kennyclr
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      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 37
      I'm a clarinetist, studying in college, just finished my first year. haha... been learning it since 14, almost 8 years of non-stop practising... instrumentalist's a hard life haha :f_mad:
    • kennyclr
      kennyclr
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      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 37
      So I took a shot at NL5 as I thought I could beat the game. Made a few bad judgement, and got bad beat from time to time, I'm down to $18 and finally after chatting with some nice guy in the MMS Unite study group, I decided to take my shot again and ended up winning in the 3rd session. So I kinda won some confidence but still a friend advice me to stick to bankroll management which I know I should :P

      Anyhow just a quick update for hitting 10k hands on nl2 playing MSS on stars. Pretty satisfied with most of the plays and running pretty well. Although my AK's are not catching cards most of the time. :s_confused:

      Here's a graph:



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      My plan for today is to grind for atleast 3 hour, but after having Nandos for dinner last night with extra hot peri-peri and kept adding the sauce on my chicken... Not feeling too well, probably just gonna grind for 1~2 hours and read some books. :s_mad:

      Current Bankroll: $23.95 :]
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Good luck with your MSS :) ! But do not read those advanced books LTBR because those are focused on 6max/HU NLHE Midstakes so you are mostly outplaying yourself mostly ;)
    • kennyclr
      kennyclr
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      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 37
      Owh.. I'm reading Poker Blueprint at the moment, trying to master those combos and mathematical facts, and understand some little more complexed post flop play so i could use them whanever I'm in a difficult situation. Which most of the time I don't LOL. :f_biggrin:
    • FSOPFounder
      FSOPFounder
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      Joined: 03.03.2011 Posts: 97
      Sorry for your family's loss and that you couldn't be with them during that time.

      Congrats on finishing up your first year at uni...I remember that time was a really fun time for me.

      Stick to a solid BRM. I didn't and turned $125 into pennies, thinking I was better than I was and getting into spots where I had no business being. I had many, many people comment on my blog to stick to BRM, I didn't listen....and I should have. Please take this advice :-)

      Good luck at the tables!
    • kennyclr
      kennyclr
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      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 37
      Originally posted by FSOPFounder
      Sorry for your family's loss and that you couldn't be with them during that time.

      Congrats on finishing up your first year at uni...I remember that time was a really fun time for me.

      Stick to a solid BRM. I didn't and turned $125 into pennies, thinking I was better than I was and getting into spots where I had no business being. I had many, many people comment on my blog to stick to BRM, I didn't listen....and I should have. Please take this advice :-)

      Good luck at the tables!
      Thanks for the advice FSOP, I decided to stick to NL2 until I reach $50 then I'll move up to NL5, Hope I run good and will be able to move up soon! :]
    • kennyclr
      kennyclr
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      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 37
      Hand of the day:


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      €0.01/€0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      1.73
      8.84
      0.77
      2.82
      1.12
      3.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A.
      MP2 raises to €0.06, MP3 calls €0.06, Hero raises to €0.77(All-In), 3 folds, MP2 calls €0.71, MP3 calls €0.71.

      Flop: (€2.34) 8, 2, 5 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: (€2.34) 2 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 checks.

      River: (€2.34) 9 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 bets €1.00, MP2 folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.34.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and twos(A A).
      MP3 shows a pair of twos(J Q).

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


      :spade:
      I can dodge bullets baby! :D

      P.S. The game is played in USD, no idea why it came up as EURO
    • kennyclr
      kennyclr
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      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 37
      Feeling so sick and tilt right now. Got bad beat over and over and over. KK vs AA, KK vs AJ, AK vs AA etc.etc.etc... It's so sick so so sick. Trying to calm but I can't, really want to hit the walls sooo hard. Losing all winning and now down till $17. I really run bad these 4 days, starting to lose confident in my game. The players will just run all over me. :s_mad: :s_mad: :s_mad: :s_cry: :s_cry: :s_cry: