DonBartos: Massing the Micros

    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Hi all,

      First of all, you probably don't know me at all so you probably wont be too interested in following my blog. So it will be quite hard for me to make this a succesful blog for a few reasons:

      - You don't know me
      - My English is probably quite unreadable
      - I am anything but a great 6max grinder
      - And probably a few more reasons :f_cry:

      But having that said, I'd still like to make a blog and hope to have a follower or two. I make this blog because I am in a bit of a downswing/BE-stretch since the changes of PokerStars regarding the SNG Buyins and all. Well, basicly I ran very hot before these changes and I'm grinding out that variance at the moment. :f_love:

      So in this blog I will write a few goals and updates to see if I failed the goals or not. I will do this by posting graphs and such.

      I have been grinding 6max for about a month now, and I will post a few graph/stats below. I am grinding $20 mostly and will follow this BRM:

      Buyin / Roll needed
      $5.40 / $0
      $10.81 / $800
      $21.52 / $2,000
      $32.42 / $3,200
      $53.84 / $5,500
      $107.27 / $11,000
      $212.11 / $23,500
      $316.96 / $35,000
      $524.23 / $60,000

      I might take shots at higher buy-ins once in a while, either when I'm not getting enough action at my current stake, or my current stake is very reg-filled and a higher stake seems very soft. But as a standard I will use the above Bankroll Management.

      My goals for the upcoming period of time are:

      - Become Supernova (might update this anytime to 200Kvpp)
      - Watch all the English videos (again)
      - Take coaching/reviews from a few coaches
      - Post at least 5 hands @ handjudgingsforum
      - Move up to $100 stakes
      - Continue my work as a freelance coach for the Dutch community
      - Work on my game for at least 2 hours a week (This is ofcourse besides actually playing)
      - I might add some goals during the year

      So, as I sad I will post a graph of the past games now:

      $20-$40 6max:



      I filtered out other stakes as I wont play them too much the next couple of weeks. Below is a picture of all my 6max (in this database):

  • 52 replies
    • Bigniux
      Bigniux
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      Joined: 09.01.2009 Posts: 2,098
      You got a reader :f_thumbsup:
    • arcanu91
      arcanu91
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      Joined: 19.12.2010 Posts: 160
      Originally posted by Bigniux
      You got a reader :f_thumbsup:
      kk 2
    • TilTmuch
      TilTmuch
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      Joined: 06.10.2010 Posts: 1,185
      add me as 3rd :D
      cmon add some titties to this blog :f_cool:
    • YinYangS
      YinYangS
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      Joined: 09.10.2010 Posts: 1,077
      Question, are 6 max SNGs much easier to grind and win than 9 max?

      Why did you choose 6 max??

      I want to follow this blog. Thanks!! :f_biggrin:
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Well, I think 6-Max games are less reg-filled on the mid-stakes than the Fullring games. Besides that, you could easier gain an edge on the regs because of all the postflop play.

      Also I just really like 6max play rather than 9max play.

      Fwiw, I have played a lot of games of Multi Table SNGs (18/45/180players) and very few games of FR STTs, because I always found them a bit too regfilled and kinda boring. (I hope not to stab any of the FR-STT grinders with this post though :f_love: )
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
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      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Just got back from the supermarket so let's grind for a few hours. :f_cool:
    • andreibalint
      andreibalint
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      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 872
      Good luck with the 6max sng's. I played the 13$ turbos some time ago and they are great.

      How big is the difference between low stakes and mid stakes? (13$ vs. 20$+)
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Lol, this must be a terrible call, but I didnt see anything valueble in his range. Though, I didnt quite knew the odds were as bad as they were. (clicked call before I took time to check the odds)


      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $20.00+$1.62

      Stacks:
      UTG JMtnez (1,815)
      UTG+1 Rime24 (1,460)
      CO napleo (975)
      BTN Djaniel (1,915)
      SB John Posle (1,365)
      BB donbartos (1,470)

      Blinds: 15/30

      Pre-Flop: (45, 6 players) donbartos is BB 10:club: Q:spade:
      4 folds, John Posle calls 15, donbartos raises to 105, John Posle calls 75

      Flop: 7:diamond: J:club: 7:heart: (210, 2 players)
      John Posle bets 30, donbartos calls 30

      Turn: Q:club: (270, 2 players)
      John Posle checks, donbartos checks

      River: 4:club: (270, 2 players)
      John Posle goes all-in 1,230, donbartos calls 1,230

      Final Pot: 2,730
      John Posle shows a pair of Sevens
      K:heart: 8:diamond:
      donbartos shows two pair, Queens and Sevens
      10:club: Q:spade:

      donbartos wins 2,730 (net +1,365)

      John Posle lost 1,365

      To answer your question, I havent played a lot of $10 games. Though I think there's not too much difference between them. If you crushed $10s, you'll certainly beat $20s aswell imo.
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Call more, hero :f_love:


      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      PokerStars
      4 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $20.00+$1.62

      Stacks:
      CO Leader1848 (390)
      BTN wan kenovi (4,185)
      SB Moneymoneyho (975)
      BB donbartos (3,450)

      Blinds: 25/50

      Pre-Flop: (75, 4 players) donbartos is BB K:spade: K:club:
      1 fold, wan kenovi raises to 100, Moneymoneyho calls 75, donbartos raises to 325, wan kenovi calls 225, Moneymoneyho folds

      Flop: 4:club: 7:spade: 7:heart: (750, 2 players)
      donbartos bets 400, wan kenovi calls 400

      Turn: K:heart: (1,550, 2 players)
      donbartos bets 725, wan kenovi calls 725

      River: 10:club: (3,000, 2 players)
      donbartos goes all-in 2,000, wan kenovi calls 2,000

      Final Pot: 7,000
      donbartos shows a full house, Kings full of Sevens
      K:spade: K:club:
      wan kenovi shows two pair, Sevens and Threes
      3:spade: 3:heart:

      donbartos wins 7,000 (net +3,550)

      wan kenovi lost 3,450
      Moneymoneyho lost 100

      I guess poker is still beatable.
    • Yoshimitsu77
      Yoshimitsu77
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      Joined: 18.09.2010 Posts: 337
      What are the key adjustments you need to make for 6 max compared to full ring sngs?

      Im interested in learning 6 max, so il be following your blog and probably annoying you with questions now and then :D

      good luck
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      I've never really grind FR STTs, but imo:

      - It's a bit more topheavy (65-35% vs 50-30-20%)
      - You should open more hands, while in FR STT you can nit a lot
      - You play way more postflop, therefor you should work on your postflop game
      - It's harder to multitable (due to the 1,5x faster gameplay (9 vs 6 handed) and the amount of postflop play

      Though I havent played FR STTs, so answers from players like Faarcyde and <3 are much more valueble.
    • Arjon
      Arjon
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      Joined: 01.03.2009 Posts: 7,414
      Nice blog, gl man.

      I'll try to find the doomswitch and switch it off for you. Time for some goodrun! :)
    • 3BetMe4Free
      3BetMe4Free
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      Joined: 29.12.2008 Posts: 4,528
      You got another follower. :s_cool:
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Dealer: Game #62302776774: DonBartos wins pot (375)
      cupido444: **** off little coomunist


      Gotta love regs who are tilting/drunk :f_love:
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      GoGo DonBartos ;)
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Originally posted by stevegold87
      GoGo DonBartos ;)
      FANS :s_love:

      Oh, lol, I just really like donkcalling overbets and get away with it:


      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      PokerStars
      2 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $20.00+$1.62

      Stacks:
      SB belloss13 (6,774)
      BB donbartos (2,226)

      Blinds: 100/200 Ante 25

      Pre-Flop: (350, 2 players) donbartos is BB 6:club: 3:diamond:
      belloss13 calls 100, donbartos checks

      Flop: 3:heart: K:heart: 5:diamond: (450, 2 players)
      donbartos checks, belloss13 checks

      Turn: 4:club: (450, 2 players)
      donbartos bets 300, belloss13 calls 300

      River: 9:club: (1,050, 2 players)
      donbartos checks, belloss13 goes all-in 6,249, donbartos goes all-in 1,701

      Final Pot: 9,000
      donbartos shows a pair of Threes
      6:club: 3:diamond:
      belloss13 shows high card Ace
      A:heart: 7:diamond:

      donbartos wins 4,452 (net +2,226)

      belloss13 collects 4,548 (net -2,226)
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
      Platinum
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      OK, So Im down for about $80 on Stars after being about $200 up, and lost 2 games of $36 @ FTP.

      So let's say $150down.

      So, Im gonna grind now till Im up for $300. So basicly I'll grind till Im either asleep, broke or $300up.

      I'll add graph after the next session cause Im ashamed atm.
    • TilTmuch
      TilTmuch
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      Joined: 06.10.2010 Posts: 1,185
      go go ship some moniez :D
      if u will be up 500$+ after session, then put in some titties :D
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
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      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626



      I've had better sessions.