The Jackpot SnG Blog - FML

    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      Joined: 21.07.2008 Posts: 211
      ABOUT ME
      Name: Ben
      Occupation: Student (going into my 3rd year!)
      Studying: Engineering
      Where: Midlands

      Poker: I first started playing around 3 years ago after watch James Bond beat Le Chiffre with his amazing straight flush. After spending a long time playing with friends/family, I stumbled across PokerStrategy and got the free $50! This was of course lost within a week.....

      Since then I must have received around 4 bankrolls at different sites, busting them all, due to horrendous BRM. My lack of control boils down to boredom and hence I have decided to enbark on an exciting challenge..... :heart: TO WIN $2000 IN THE IPOKER DIRTY DOZEN SNGS! :heart:

      I recently deposited £50 onto Bet365, which a bit under the recommended 50bi for Sngs but I think 40bi is good enough.

      Things I WILL do:
      :spade: Only play the $2.40 Sngs until I reach £150 or go broke
      :spade: Keep a weekly update of my Winnings/Losses
      :spade: Play on the ICM trainer as much as I play SnGs
      :spade: If I lose a tournament, analysis my play before playing more
      :spade: Stop playing for a while if I fail to get in the monies more than 4 times in a row

      I do like to see myself as an experienced player so this is a very good test to put that into practice!

      I know there are tons of fishes on these SnGs so Tight/Agg is the way I'm going. (Any advise will be welcomed!)



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    • rahulrulz
      rahulrulz
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      my advice is to try to paly more frerolls they can help u become more patient and choosing ur hands wisely
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      Joined: 21.07.2008 Posts: 211
      Things have got off to a good start!

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: 2,000.00
      SB: 4,865.00
      BB: 975.00
      Hero (UTG): 4,160.00

      SB posts SB 150.00, BB posts BB 300.00

      Pre Flop: (450.00) Hero has Q:spade: Q:club:

      Hero raises to 4,160.00, fold, SB raises to 4,865.00, fold

      Flop: (8620.00, 2 players) K:diamond: A:club: 2:diamond:

      Turn: (8620.00, 2 players) 8:heart:

      River: (8620.00, 2 players) A:diamond:

      SB shows A:heart: T:heart: (Three of a Kind, Aces) (PreFlop 33%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      Hero mucks Q:spade: Q:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Queens) (PreFlop 67%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      SB wins 8,620.00

      Shouldn't have gone all-in. Probably 3xBB raise preflop and hope a A or K doesnt come out. What do you think?
    • dydukas
      dydukas
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      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,271
      Hi,

      First time I see a blog of iPoker SnGs, especially jackpots. Gonna be interesting to follow. :)

      Be aware that ICM trainer situations only work for 1 table SnGs so dirty dozens will be a bit different. But nontheless it will help.

      Good luck in getting a jack pot!
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      Joined: 21.07.2008 Posts: 211
      Quick update on day 2, so many fishes its unbelievable!

      :heart: Need to stop raising with suited connectors out of position
      :heart: Need to stop playing SB so much
      :heart: Need to stop losing 60:40 flips preflop!

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: 270.00
      SB: 620.00
      BB: 970.00
      Hero (UTG): 2,225.00
      MP: 815.00
      CO: 1,100.00

      SB posts SB 10.00, BB posts BB 20.00

      Pre Flop: (30.00) Hero has A:diamond: A:heart:

      Hero raises to 80.00, MP calls 80.00, CO calls 80.00, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (270.00, 3 players) 6:diamond: 3:club: 5:diamond:
      Hero bets 135.00, MP calls 135.00, CO raises to 1,020.00, Hero raises to 2,145.00, fold

      Turn: (2445.00, 2 players) K:club:

      River: (2445.00, 2 players) 7:club:

      Hero shows A:diamond: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces) (PreFlop 81%, Flop 38%, Turn 57%)
      CO shows 3:diamond: 4:diamond: (Straight, Seven High) (PreFlop 19%, Flop 62%, Turn 43%)
      Hero wins 0.00
      CO wins 2,445.00
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      This is what im talking about....

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: 1,000.00
      Hero (BTN): 1,290.00
      SB: 980.00
      BB: 1,000.00
      UTG: 730.00
      MP: 1,000.00

      SB posts SB 10.00, BB posts BB 20.00

      Pre Flop: (30.00) Hero has A:club: J:spade:

      UTG calls 20.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to 60.00, fold, fold, UTG calls 40.00

      Flop: (150.00, 2 players) 6:diamond: A:diamond: 7:club:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 75.00, UTG calls 75.00

      Turn: (300.00, 2 players) T:heart:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 150.00, UTG calls 150.00

      River: (600.00, 2 players) T:club:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 300.00, UTG calls 300.00

      Hero shows A:club: J:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Tens) (PreFlop 61%, Flop 75%, Turn 89%)
      UTG shows 6:club: 4:club: (Two Pair, Tens and Sixes) (PreFlop 39%, Flop 25%, Turn 11%)
      Hero wins 1,200.00
    • bradomurder
      bradomurder
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      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,329
      I used to grind these pretty hard ages ago. Always like to see someone else giving it a go cos I don't know anyone who actually grinds them full time.

      had a real hot run and got up to the 50s (with about 30BI BRM cos I didn't know what I was doing) They're pretty fun and very soft. One day I might do them again.

      Have fun and good luck, I reccomend bonus whoring around the ipoker sites too. There's heaps of them
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      Joined: 21.07.2008 Posts: 211
      Well, full time is a bit of an overstatement! at the moment I can manage around 10 tournies a day. Just finished exams so ive got a lot on at the moment!

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: 1,995.00
      Hero (BB): 4,280.00
      UTG: 960.00
      MP: 1,310.00
      CO: 1,255.00
      BTN: 2,200.00

      SB posts SB 100.00, Hero posts BB 200.00

      Pre Flop: (300.00) Hero has 2:diamond: 3:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls 100.00, Hero checks

      Flop: (400.00, 2 players) A:spade: 5:spade: 9:heart:
      SB bets 200.00, Hero calls 200.00

      Turn: (800.00, 2 players) 6:club:
      SB bets 200.00, Hero raises to 400.00, SB calls 200.00

      River: (1600.00, 2 players) 9:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 3,480.00, fold

      Hero shows 2:diamond: 3:club: (One Pair, Nines)
      Hero wins 1,600.00
    • Janosikgdy
      Janosikgdy
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      Joined: 06.05.2007 Posts: 4,472
      Originally posted by Bendafatman
      Well, full time is a bit of an overstatement! at the moment I can manage around 10 tournies a day. Just finished exams so ive got a lot on at the moment!

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: 1,995.00
      Hero (BB): 4,280.00
      UTG: 960.00
      MP: 1,310.00
      CO: 1,255.00
      BTN: 2,200.00

      SB posts SB 100.00, Hero posts BB 200.00

      Pre Flop: (300.00) Hero has 2:diamond: 3:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls 100.00, Hero checks

      Flop: (400.00, 2 players) A:spade: 5:spade: 9:heart:
      SB bets 200.00, Hero calls 200.00

      Turn: (800.00, 2 players) 6:club:
      SB bets 200.00, Hero raises to 400.00, SB calls 200.00

      River: (1600.00, 2 players) 9:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 3,480.00, fold

      Hero shows 2:diamond: 3:club: (One Pair, Nines)
      Hero wins 1,600.00

      I would fold flop.
      You have no pot odds to call.

      Turn, if you thik that he is weak and goig fold, bet bigger don't mini raise, and definitly dont's shove river.

      Imo with a stack like your is better to abuse opponent pre flop, then play tricky posfflop. Especially at micro, where people could call you with third pair, or higher card draws.
    • Janosikgdy
      Janosikgdy
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      Joined: 06.05.2007 Posts: 4,472
      Originally posted by Bendafatman
      This is what im talking about....

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: 1,000.00
      Hero (BTN): 1,290.00
      SB: 980.00
      BB: 1,000.00
      UTG: 730.00
      MP: 1,000.00

      SB posts SB 10.00, BB posts BB 20.00

      Pre Flop: (30.00) Hero has A:club: J:spade:

      UTG calls 20.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to 60.00, fold, fold, UTG calls 40.00

      Flop: (150.00, 2 players) 6:diamond: A:diamond: 7:club:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 75.00, UTG calls 75.00

      Turn: (300.00, 2 players) T:heart:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 150.00, UTG calls 150.00

      River: (600.00, 2 players) T:club:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 300.00, UTG calls 300.00

      Hero shows A:club: J:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Tens) (PreFlop 61%, Flop 75%, Turn 89%)
      UTG shows 6:club: 4:club: (Two Pair, Tens and Sixes) (PreFlop 39%, Flop 25%, Turn 11%)
      Hero wins 1,200.00

      Try to work on your bet size. Always ask yourself why are you betting, and alwayes have a reason to bet particular size.

      What I mean, that on this flop your bet is to small. This is a good bet on dry flop, but here, you have straight and flush on the board.
    • Janosikgdy
      Janosikgdy
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      Joined: 06.05.2007 Posts: 4,472
      Originally posted by Bendafatman
      Things have got off to a good start!

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: 2,000.00
      SB: 4,865.00
      BB: 975.00
      Hero (UTG): 4,160.00

      SB posts SB 150.00, BB posts BB 300.00

      Pre Flop: (450.00) Hero has Q:spade: Q:club:

      Hero raises to 4,160.00, fold, SB raises to 4,865.00, fold

      Flop: (8620.00, 2 players) K:diamond: A:club: 2:diamond:

      Turn: (8620.00, 2 players) 8:heart:

      River: (8620.00, 2 players) A:diamond:

      SB shows A:heart: T:heart: (Three of a Kind, Aces) (PreFlop 33%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      Hero mucks Q:spade: Q:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Queens) (PreFlop 67%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      SB wins 8,620.00

      Shouldn't have gone all-in. Probably 3xBB raise preflop and hope a A or K doesnt come out. What do you think?
      .

      Shove is not that bad.
      Different line I consider is bet 3bb and call bb/btn and call sb if he is aggresive and loose, and fold if he is very tight nit.
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      Originally posted by Janosikgdy
      Originally posted by Bendafatman
      Well, full time is a bit of an overstatement! at the moment I can manage around 10 tournies a day. Just finished exams so ive got a lot on at the moment!

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: 1,995.00
      Hero (BB): 4,280.00
      UTG: 960.00
      MP: 1,310.00
      CO: 1,255.00
      BTN: 2,200.00

      SB posts SB 100.00, Hero posts BB 200.00

      Pre Flop: (300.00) Hero has 2:diamond: 3:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls 100.00, Hero checks

      Flop: (400.00, 2 players) A:spade: 5:spade: 9:heart:
      SB bets 200.00, Hero calls 200.00

      Turn: (800.00, 2 players) 6:club:
      SB bets 200.00, Hero raises to 400.00, SB calls 200.00

      River: (1600.00, 2 players) 9:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 3,480.00, fold

      Hero shows 2:diamond: 3:club: (One Pair, Nines)
      Hero wins 1,600.00

      I would fold flop.
      You have no pot odds to a call.

      Turn, if you thik that he is weak and goig folder, bet bigger don't mini raise, and definitly dont's shove river.

      Imo with a stack like your is better to abuse opponent pre flop, then play tricky posfflop. Especially at micro, where people could call you with third pair, or higher card draws.
      Yeah, I agree with you on all of them (thanks for the feedback!).

      This hand, the SB VPIP was something like 70 and ALWAYS min betted the flop. If he had an ace he would have raised preflop. I do agree with the bigger bet on the turn and I wasnt going to shove but he was incredibly weak.
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      quick update on the first week.

      -only managed to play 33 games :f_frown:
      - 58% ITM isnt good enough, got busted 6th tons!
      - only 33% win rate from heads up isnt good enough either. 2 of them I played really badly cus i was distracted and the other 4 was just unlucky

      didnt win the jackpot this week :(

      still, i made a profit :) which is nice, seeing as ive only won 3 times!

      also, does the week start on sunday or monday?
    • dydukas
      dydukas
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      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,271
      It's up to you when you start your week. I guess (maybe I'm wrong) usually pros start it at Tuesday cause Monday is their free day. Some even start month on 15th or so!

      Btw 10% 1st place isn't that bad for 12 men games. Not sure what the good place distribution should be though. But 58% ITM where 33% is paid is good I guess. Anyway very top heavy, so yeh you should try and win more 2nd or 1st and almost regard 4th as out of money cause you win nothing after all.

      I see you use PT3, post some graphs when you have more games! Gl! :)
    • cKyRo
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      i wish you luck
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      Ah, the thing about PT3 is it doesnt work......

      sometimes it says my games have lasted 1283 mins, others I finish 2nd and dont win anything.

      so apparently ive lost $13.20 when Ive made a profit! Dont really know what ive done wrong, seeing as it imports itself :(
    • supergaijin
      supergaijin
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      Originally posted by Bendafatman
      Ah, the thing about PT3 is it doesnt work......

      sometimes it says my games have lasted 1283 mins, others I finish 2nd and dont win anything.

      so apparently ive lost $13.20 when Ive made a profit! Dont really know what ive done wrong, seeing as it imports itself :(
      I've had same issue with pt3 not reporting my ipoker winnings correctly with WH interested to see your jackpot roi to see if its worth the extra rake

      Gl!
    • Bendafatman
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      the thing about extra rake, it isnt actually extra rake!

      partypoker uses the same 20% rake, although other sites do 10-15%
    • Bendafatman
      Bendafatman
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      Not having any luck today :(

      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): 1,970.00
      UTG: 2,220.00
      BTN: 4,370.00
      SB: 3,440.00

      SB posts SB 100.00, Hero posts BB 200.00

      Pre Flop: (300.00) Hero has 4:diamond: 5:club:

      fold, fold, SB calls 100.00, Hero checks

      Flop: (400.00, 2 players) 7:club: 4:spade: 5:diamond:
      SB bets 300.00, Hero raises to 1,200.00, SB raises to 2,100.00, Hero calls 570.00

      Turn: (3940.00, 2 players) 7:spade:

      River: (3940.00, 2 players) 8:club:

      Hero mucks 4:diamond: 5:club: (Two Pair, Sevens and Fives) (PreFlop 37%, Flop 73%, Turn 0%)
      SB shows 7:heart: T:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Sevens) (PreFlop 63%, Flop 27%, Turn 100%)
      SB wins 3,940.00


      iPoker - $2+$0.40|<> NL - Holdem - 3 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: 5,952.50
      Hero (BB): 1,920.00
      BTN: 4,127.50

      SB posts SB 50.00, Hero posts BB 100.00

      Pre Flop: (150.00) Hero has A:spade: Q:heart:

      fold, SB raises to 200.00, Hero raises to 500.00, SB calls 300.00

      Flop: (1000.00, 2 players) J:spade: 7:club: Q:club:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (1000.00, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: (1000.00, 2 players) 6:club:
      SB bets 500.00, Hero raises to 1,420.00, SB calls 920.00

      SB shows T:club: A:club: (Flush, Ace High) (PreFlop 31%, Flop 47%, Turn 27%)
      Hero mucks A:spade: Q:heart: (One Pair, Queens) (PreFlop 69%, Flop 53%, Turn 73%)
      SB wins 3,840.00
    • supergaijin
      supergaijin
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      Hand 1 that sucks!

      Hand 2 def should have protected the turn at least... as played just look for pot control on riv see cheapest showdown possible