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    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      Welcome to my blog


      My name is George.I am a university student in Greece.This is another sng blog.I made 2-3 shots to make a good blog in the past with total failure


      Reasons?

      -In the first blogs i whined too much about bad beats and bad runs
      -In the last one i was too dramatic and whine again but now because full tilt closed



      Poker story:



      I was a winning live player and a loosing online one.I couldnt figure why there is so difference between those formats.I should have lost 500-600 euros approximately those days.I didnt use pokerstrategy at all.Ofc i havent read poker articles or watch poker videos.I didnt knew what was icm.One day i logged in pokerstrategy and i came accross with the an interview of lessthanthree.Then i decide to read the hole blog of him to see how he became one of the best sng players



      Reading and reading and reading.I was doing all the things wrong.Lessthanthree's blog was the inspiration for the start.I decided to play sng regularly and dont change betweeen cg and sngs.I started playing 5.50$ normal speed.I studied A LOT my game.It was like 60% study and 40% playing.Slowly i built a roll to move up and i was doing well.The transition from normal to turbos was hard but after few weeks i could play 12 tables profitably.So a big thanks to lessthanthree because if he wasnt his interview and his blog propably i would still trying to beat online poker


      For every new sng player:

      -Post hands in our forum is crucial.Reading other players evaluation hands are crucial too.When you read hands you can understand how the people are thinking
      -Variance is a bitch but you need one day to beat her.I runned even 50bi bellow EV and in three days i was running 18bi above EV
      -Focus on making the best decisions and let the cards fall.WHen you make every time the best decision then you would have huge profits
      -Focus on you heads up game.It is a crucial point of sng.Winning slightly more hu will soare you winnings in the sky
      -Watch videos and articles of pokerstrategy.Even if you are a winning experienced player there will be always place for improvement


      My lifetime graph:






      Shorterm goals:

      :heart: Grind from first aid in titan.When is in from pokerstrategy
      :heart: Be staked enough times until i have my own bankroll to be back at 12$ (i think this will take 3-4 staking periods)
      :heart: Watch all sng videos
      :heart: Read all sng articles
      :heart: evaluate 30 hands per week


      Longterm goals

      :spade: Become a regular winning player at 20-30$ sng before 2011 ends
      :spade: Achieve a regular 98% in icm in 2-6 people
      :spade: Become a pokerstrategy coach
      :spade:P roduce one video
      :spade:D ont whine ever ever again about poker situations or variance
      :spade: Make a living from online poker which is my dream
      :spade: Achieve black card status when full tilt is back


      Currently i have 0$ roll in all accounts.I wait for first aid and i ll start grinding 5$ turbo on titan when i would have it.I hope i could find a staker before tilt opens to play 12$ turbo.If i dont i will wait full tilt opens and find one there.I hope this blog last.If anyone offended by my last blog it wasnt on purpose and i feel sorry.Be polite isnt bad thing

      Cya on the tables
  • 44 replies
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Gold
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      Hi,
      looks like your speech with parents went well? :D
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      Originally posted by dydukas
      Hi,
      looks like your speech with parents went well? :D

      Firstly i would like to thank you because your ideas were great.Secondly, we agreed that i can play as many hours as i want with two purposes.Firstly i will not avoid university and secondly when full tilt opens i ll pay half of my bills so they would see that i can cover my half expenses.So yes i think the speech was greeeat..
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Gold
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      Np, gl with fulltilt now. :)
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      thank you very much


      made a new application today and waiting for answers

      1k games deal for 11$ on ongame/partypoker
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      bad news i cant have first aid for some reason.I hope i could find stakers.Finger crossed :p
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Gold
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      Little advice: remove Ongame. If stakers are somewhat aware then they know that ROIs there are way smaller. :)
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      Originally posted by dydukas
      Little advice: remove Ongame. If stakers are somewhat aware then they know that ROIs there are way smaller. :)

      lol why is that?i hear that ongame has very fishy players
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Gold
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      Yeh but their turbos are almost super turbos and with antes. :) And the bigger % of players are regs, so even if they suck (like me) they still make some good moves from time to time and increase the variance a lot. :)
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      Originally posted by dydukas
      Yeh but their turbos are almost super turbos and with antes. :) And the bigger % of players are regs, so even if they suck (like me) they still make some good moves from time to time and increase the variance a lot. :)

      lol really?if you would like we can do a sweat some time
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Gold
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      At least that's what my experience says! I have never really done any sweat with anyone. That's like hand review together or live play? I don't even have a mic now but we could arrange something. Would be especially helpful if you decide playing in Ongame. :)
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      you play live and i take notes on your game to suggest some things or find leaks and then i play live and you do the same thing :)
    • NIVEKii
      NIVEKii
      Silver
      Joined: 01.01.2009 Posts: 1,131
      Seems like you landed the stake, GL!
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      Originally posted by NIVEKii
      Seems like you landed the stake, GL!

      didnt talk with the stalker yet :) .good luck to you too.i follow your posts :p
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Gold
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      Originally posted by gekitsios
      you play live and i take notes on your game to suggest some things or find leaks and then i play live and you do the same thing :)
      Ok, fun. I have you on skype, we'll arrange something sometime. Btw which room you decided to play?
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      Originally posted by dydukas
      Originally posted by gekitsios
      you play live and i take notes on your game to suggest some things or find leaks and then i play live and you do the same thing :)
      Ok, fun. I have you on skype, we'll arrange something sometime. Btw which room you decided to play?

      in talks with the main staker :)
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
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      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      For details you can see 1k games deal for 11$ on ongame/partypoker
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      So the journey to 15$ began


      Impressions:


      The are way too many fishes here.You can see many people with 30+ vpip on this level which is kinda impressing.The regs are mediorce players except 3-4 players i found which they are very very good.The good thing is that the regs are not adjusting.You can keep pushing any two and the nit regs never call.I think i have a great edge on those players.The players are making many -EV calls even regs.They are many multitablers but most of them are breakeven.I saw at least four times a reg calling a push with 22,33 pair in same stack situation.Another one called KJo from utg pusher for 13bb


      Run streak:


      I am in my worst running bad streak.The most of my hands are behind even my top pairs i am running into better.I play my A+ game but i run into coolers.I ll post many hands bellow not to whine about situations just to take a look.THe hands will be into categories.After 48 games i lost 24 bis.I am very confident because i play very good but i dont run good unfortunately :s_love: I know it is very small sample but nevertheless it is not amusing to loose even 10bis :)


      Now what?



      I am moving down to 7$ as agreed with the staker.Because i didnt expected to run so bad or even if i would ran bad i would had less looses i change the deal.The share would be 70/30 on stakers favor from the $ profits.The reason is because i am looking for a long term staking deal and i hope both sides will be pleased.I feel so dissapointed that i have to move down because the level in this limit is so weak



      Graph:





      I hope i can run better at the 7$ level and move up in 15$ really fast :)


      Bubble coolers:


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $200(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2,100)
      BB ($3,600)
      CO ($3,360)
      Hero ($4,440)

      Dealt to Hero A:heart: K:club:

      fold, Hero raises to $4,440 (AI), SB calls $2,000 (AI), fold

      FLOP ($4,400) J:club: J:spade: 9:heart:

      TURN ($4,400) J:club: J:spade: 9:heart: T:club:

      RIVER ($4,400) J:club: J:spade: 9:heart: T:club: 5:heart:

      Hero shows A:heart: K:club:
      (Pre 7%, Flop 2.0%, Turn 9.1%)

      SB shows A:diamond: A:club:
      (Pre 93%, Flop 98.0%, Turn 90.9%)

      SB wins $4,400


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $150(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2,990)
      BB ($3,765)
      Hero ($2,390)
      BTN ($4,355)

      Dealt to Hero 9:club: 9:diamond:

      Hero raises to $2,390 (AI), BTN raises to $4,355 (AI), fold, fold

      FLOP ($5,005) J:diamond: 8:spade: 4:diamond:

      TURN ($5,005) J:diamond: 8:spade: 4:diamond: Q:heart:

      RIVER ($5,005) J:diamond: 8:spade: 4:diamond: Q:heart: 5:spade:

      Hero shows 9:club: 9:diamond:
      (Pre 19%, Flop 15.9%, Turn 13.6%)

      BTN shows A:spade: A:club:
      (Pre 81%, Flop 84.1%, Turn 86.4%)

      BTN wins $5,005


      In my best case i was coinfliping in bubbles like that:


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $150(BB) Replayer
      SB ($6,895)
      BB ($1,745)
      CO ($2,070)
      Hero ($2,790)

      Dealt to Hero T:club: T:diamond:

      CO raises to $2,070 (AI), Hero raises to $2,790 (AI), fold, fold

      FLOP ($4,365) 7:heart: 8:spade: A:heart:

      TURN ($4,365) 7:heart: 8:spade: A:heart: 5:club:

      RIVER ($4,365) 7:heart: 8:spade: A:heart: 5:club: A:club:

      CO shows Q:diamond: A:spade:
      (Pre 42%, Flop 88.0%, Turn 95.5%)

      Hero shows T:club: T:diamond:
      (Pre 58%, Flop 12.0%, Turn 4.5%)

      CO wins $4,365


      Even when could pushed atc in a nit i was running into monsters:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $200(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($2,180)
      BB ($3,020)
      CO ($3,700)
      BTN ($4,600)

      Dealt to Hero 5:club: 8:diamond:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $2,155 (AI), BB calls $1,955

      FLOP ($4,410) 7:heart: T:club: 4:diamond:

      TURN ($4,410) 7:heart: T:club: 4:diamond: K:club:

      RIVER ($4,410) 7:heart: T:club: 4:diamond: K:club: 7:spade:

      Hero shows 5:club: 8:diamond:
      (Pre 36%, Flop 37.9%, Turn 22.7%)

      BB shows Q:spade: A:diamond:
      (Pre 64%, Flop 62.1%, Turn 77.3%)

      BB wins $4,410



      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $200(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($2,225)
      BB ($4,850)
      CO ($2,430)
      BTN ($3,995)

      Dealt to Hero K:club: 2:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $2,200 (AI), BB calls $2,000

      FLOP ($4,500) A:diamond: 8:spade: J:spade:

      TURN ($4,500) A:diamond: 8:spade: J:spade: K:diamond:

      RIVER ($4,500) A:diamond: 8:spade: J:spade: K:diamond: 3:spade:

      Hero shows K:club: 2:spade:
      (Pre 28%, Flop 5.2%, Turn 0.0%)

      BB shows J:club: J:diamond:
      (Pre 72%, Flop 94.8%, Turn 100.0%)

      BB wins $4,500


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $200(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($2,415)
      BB ($4,775)
      CO ($3,275)
      BTN ($3,035)

      Dealt to Hero 8:spade: 4:heart:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $2,390 (AI), BB calls $2,190

      FLOP ($4,880) 8:club: 9:heart: 2:club:

      TURN ($4,880) 8:club: 9:heart: 2:club: J:diamond:

      RIVER ($4,880) 8:club: 9:heart: 2:club: J:diamond: K:spade:

      Hero shows 8:spade: 4:heart:
      (Pre 32%, Flop 77.9%, Turn 86.4%)

      BB shows K:diamond: A:diamond:
      (Pre 68%, Flop 22.1%, Turn 13.6%)

      BB wins $4,880


      Coolers: it is like pokerstars wants to eliminate me :P


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $100(BB) Replayer
      SB ($3,310)
      Hero ($948)
      UTG ($1,230)
      UTG+1 ($2,320)
      UTG+2 ($1,365)
      MP1 ($1,615)
      CO ($1,195)
      BTN ($1,517)

      Dealt to Hero K:club: 2:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $50, Hero checks

      FLOP ($200) 3:heart: 8:heart: K:heart:

      SB checks, Hero checks

      TURN ($200) 3:heart: 8:heart: K:heart: K:diamond:

      SB bets $100, Hero raises to $300, SB raises to $500, Hero raises to $848 (AI), SB calls $348

      RIVER ($1,896) 3:heart: 8:heart: K:heart: K:diamond: 7:club:

      SB shows 8:club: K:spade:
      (Pre 66%, Flop 95.7%, Turn 97.7%)

      Hero shows K:club: 2:spade:
      (Pre 34%, Flop 4.3%, Turn 2.3%)

      SB wins $1,896


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $100(BB) Replayer
      SB ($3,310)
      Hero ($948)
      UTG ($1,230)
      UTG+1 ($2,320)
      UTG+2 ($1,365)
      MP1 ($1,615)
      CO ($1,195)
      BTN ($1,517)

      Dealt to Hero K:club: 2:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $50, Hero checks

      FLOP ($200) 3:heart: 8:heart: K:heart:

      SB checks, Hero checks

      TURN ($200) 3:heart: 8:heart: K:heart: K:diamond:

      SB bets $100, Hero raises to $300, SB raises to $500, Hero raises to $848 (AI), SB calls $348

      RIVER ($1,896) 3:heart: 8:heart: K:heart: K:diamond: 7:club:

      SB shows 8:club: K:spade:
      (Pre 66%, Flop 95.7%, Turn 97.7%)

      Hero shows K:club: 2:spade:
      (Pre 34%, Flop 4.3%, Turn 2.3%)

      SB wins $1,896


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $30(BB) Replayer
      SB ($1,460)
      Hero ($1,500)
      UTG ($1,500)
      UTG+1 ($1,195)
      UTG+2 ($1,470)
      MP1 ($1,520)
      MP2 ($1,470)
      CO ($1,480)
      BTN ($1,905)

      Dealt to Hero 6:club: 6:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to $60, fold, fold, Hero calls $30

      FLOP ($135) 8:spade: Q:club: 6:heart:

      Hero checks, CO bets $90, Hero calls $90

      TURN ($315) 8:spade: Q:club: 6:heart: J:spade:

      Hero checks, CO bets $210, Hero raises to $540, CO raises to $870, Hero raises to $1,350 (AI), CO calls $460 (AI)

      RIVER ($2,975) 8:spade: Q:club: 6:heart: J:spade: A:diamond:

      Hero shows 6:club: 6:diamond:
      (Pre 51%, Flop 74.1%, Turn 22.7%)

      CO shows T:club: 9:diamond:
      (Pre 49%, Flop 25.9%, Turn 77.3%)

      CO wins $2,975


      Just a sample to show you how bad the players are:



      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $30(BB) Replayer
      SB ($1,480)
      BB ($1,470)
      UTG ($1,420)
      UTG+1 ($1,492)
      UTG+2 ($1,480)
      Hero ($1,465)
      MP2 ($1,060)
      CO ($1,455)
      BTN ($2,178)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: Q:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $90, MP2 calls $90, fold, BTN calls $90, fold, fold

      FLOP ($315) 3:spade: 6:diamond: T:heart:

      Hero checks, MP2 checks, BTN checks

      TURN ($315) 3:spade: 6:diamond: T:heart: 9:heart:

      Hero bets $157, MP2 calls $157, BTN calls $157

      RIVER ($786) 3:spade: 6:diamond: T:heart: 9:heart: A:spade:

      Hero checks, MP2 checks, BTN checks

      BTN shows K:club: J:diamond:
      (Pre 32%, Flop 21.7%, Turn 14.3%)

      Hero shows A:diamond: Q:diamond:
      (Pre 47%, Flop 60.4%, Turn 57.1%)

      MP2 shows Q:heart: 5:heart:
      (Pre 21%, Flop 17.9%, Turn 28.6%)

      Hero wins $786



      Making hero folds:



      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $150(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2,820)
      Hero ($1,645)
      UTG ($1,647)
      UTG+1 ($1,730)
      CO ($3,692)
      BTN ($1,966)

      Dealt to Hero K:club: K:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $450, BTN raises to $1,966 (AI), SB calls $1,891, fold, fold

      FLOP ($4,532) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 2:spade:

      TURN ($4,532) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 2:spade: 5:heart:

      RIVER ($4,532) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 2:spade: 5:heart: 9:heart:

      BTN shows A:spade: T:spade:
      (Pre 48%, Flop 91.2%, Turn 95.5%)

      SB shows 8:club: 8:spade:
      (Pre 52%, Flop 8.8%, Turn 4.5%)

      BTN wins $4,532


      in this hand i believe that the 3 player will call thats why i fold


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $100(BB) Replayer
      SB ($1,945)
      Hero ($1,470)
      UTG ($1,535)
      UTG+1 ($1,550)
      UTG+2 ($1,140)
      MP1 ($1,935)
      MP2 ($1,370)
      CO ($1,485)
      BTN ($1,070)

      Dealt to Hero K:spade: A:club:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to $300, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $1,945 (AI), fold, UTG+2 calls $840 (AI)

      FLOP ($2,380) 7:heart: 2:club: 3:spade:

      TURN ($2,380) 7:heart: 2:club: 3:spade: 9:diamond:

      RIVER ($2,380) 7:heart: 2:club: 3:spade: 9:diamond: 4:spade:

      SB shows Q:club: Q:heart:
      (Pre 72%, Flop 78.2%, Turn 88.6%)

      UTG+2 shows A:spade: 7:club:
      (Pre 28%, Flop 21.8%, Turn 11.4%)

      SB wins $2,380


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $100(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($1,370)
      BB ($1,535)
      UTG ($1,550)
      UTG+1 ($1,935)
      UTG+2 ($1,370)
      MP1 ($1,485)
      CO ($1,070)
      BTN ($3,185)

      Dealt to Hero A:spade: Q:club:

      fold, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $1,485 (AI), fold, fold, fold, fold

      MP1 wins $250


      here the guy is a 5/5 nit thats why i fold



      I am extremely happy with my play.As i mentioned i believe i play my A+ game.I think i have an edge in this field.Imo full tilt 12$ was way more tough than this.Most people say they are same level but this is just my opinion.Too bad i have to move down.I hope i ll be up soon.I ll keep you informed
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Gold
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,275
      You call TT on bubble as mid stack and fold KK 6 handed as shortie? Not your A game, you could do better.

      As I've heard Stars $15s are hard to beat, maybe you overestimate yourself? Just keep improving and analyze more. Gl! :)
    • gekitsios
      gekitsios
      Global
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      .