From BE player to 35k profit in 2 months

    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      Heyhey, been a while since I've been here, just felt like sharing this with PS seeing as though this was the site to introduce me to poker, it somehow felt right posting it here rather than 2+2 or anywhere else.

      I was a BE/slightly winning player at SnG's/MTT's up until may this year, when I pretty much busto'd my roll running 28BI below EV at NL50HU. I managed to get a stake for 180 man turbo SnG's on pokerstars despite not having any experience at them, and after my first coaching session on may 22nd, I started at the $2's, moving up as my backers allowed me to(basically as I made them enough money to support the downswings I may have at the next limit). I generally played 40-45 tables at $2's, and stayed playing that amount when I moved up to $3r's, $8's, and eventually $15's.


      I started mixing in MTT's about a month ago with some success, I cut down to 28-30 tables in order to be able to concentrate a little more on some of the trickier spots in the MTT's, and was making somewhat decent profits at them with a 25-30% ROI. Not spectactular, but not too bad.

      I'm currently playing 180 man's at the $3 rebuy, $8, $15, and $35 level with good returns. 20-25% ROI.

      Today I took down the Nightly 40k for 8k, and managed a 4th in the $11r 70k for 4.7k, which puts my overall profits since may 21st at $35,250.

      My profits for july alone is $29,625.


      Pretty pictures:

      Overall graph since may 21st:


      Uploaded with ImageShack.us




      July graph:


      Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  • 57 replies
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.09.2010 Posts: 3,982
      Sick result man!

      Keep up the amazing work!

      Regards,
      Richard
    • fatal1tyOne
      fatal1tyOne
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.01.2010 Posts: 93
      Sick results indeed!! :D

      Wanted to ask you some things as I`m playing cash right now..I have a small br but I want to switch to sng/mtt's cuz` I think there u can make much more money faster...or so I think.So..first question : what do think of sng/mtt as a way to build your bankroll faster...is it faster than cash?

      Secondly I wanted to know what would you recommend me to play,sng/mtt,(I`m on stars) and what br would I need for it..I have a small br right now ~$200.

      Some strategies? :D ..basic stuff .. insights..

      The thing is I want to rise fast with sng'z and then when I have a decent br move back to cash.

      Thanks!Keep the results coming and gl! :D
    • shehanshah
      shehanshah
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2010 Posts: 385
      Ur results are a dream for every poker player..Wonderful to hear ur news man. I know the feeling when u r grinding for months just hopeless and suddenly the game rewards u for ur efforts. Another good thing as u said is that u came to PS to share ur run good bfr somewhere else. $30k profit in a month, wow wow wow.
    • matel17
      matel17
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 1,278
      Jeezzzusss this is unreal! If it is, CONGRATZ!!!!
    • sinsas
      sinsas
      Silver
      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 380
      20-25% ROI in SnG's ? :megusta:

      40-45 tables ? :coolface: i call bullshit on this
    • shehanshah
      shehanshah
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2010 Posts: 385
      ''
      Nah, i think it's true. Here u go.

      http://www.officialpokerrankings.com/pokerstars/Semesa1/poker/results/175F6C164F804DCA84182CECCDF02560.html?t=2
    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294

      Sick results indeed!!

      Wanted to ask you some things as I`m playing cash right now..I have a small br but I want to switch to sng/mtt's cuz` I think there u can make much more money faster...or so I think.So..first question : what do think of sng/mtt as a way to build your bankroll faster...is it faster than cash?

      Secondly I wanted to know what would you recommend me to play,sng/mtt,(I`m on stars) and what br would I need for it..I have a small br right now ~$200.

      Some strategies? ..basic stuff .. insights..

      The thing is I want to rise fast with sng'z and then when I have a decent br move back to cash.

      Thanks!Keep the results coming and gl!
      I think at micro/small stakes MTT would build your bankroll faster than cash, but from what I understand, $200/hr is possible at NL400 so I think that once you get to the roll required for that, cash would give you a better hourly.

      My hourly at current stakes is around $80-$100/hr which I don't think is near the top of the possible hourly for an MTT player, but at the same time I doubt $200/hr is possible over a decent sample size either. I could be wrong however.

      With a $200 bankroll you may be able to start playing the $2.50 180 man's, but I'd be kinda hesitant. For what its worth, although its difficult to see in that graph, I had a 60BI downswing on my first day at the 180's, dropping around $150 before I started making a profit. I ended that day +$120 or so but its scary how fast you can lose money and how long you can run bad, and how much of a difference small leaks make to your ROI.

      I would suggest starting at the $1 45/90 man's until you have at least $300, then switching over to $2.50 180's.


      As for strategies/basic stuff, play extremely tight pre-ante, then shove super loose once ante's come into play. The most important thing to have in the 180 format is a complete absence of fear to get it in with a crap hand. I regularly shove hands like J5s from MP2, K6o from UTG, etc. etc. You will get into a lot of spots where you just need to get it in and hope your 5-7bb is enough fold equity to steal the blinds.

      If you can find someone doing a staking/coaching deal for $2.50 180's I'd definitely go with that, if you just try to jump in without much of an idea of the ranges you are meant to be playing, you will probably find yourself busto.

      I am also yet to find a single good video on 180 man's, so I wouldn't really bother trying to learn with those. Tigerbalm's were about as good as it got and even those showed way WAY too tight shoving ranges.



      20-25% ROI in SnG's ?

      40-45 tables ? i call bullshit on this
      I'd be happy to do a prop bet if you want? my $2k to your $4k? :s_biggrin:


      I just picked out a random date on sharkscope in june and checked my results for it, do you think 1900 games is possible in a week 20 tabling?

      Semesa1 1,871 $1.2 $6 25% $2,164 Super Tilt N/A PokerStars 6/15/2011 6/22/2011
    • julliano13
      julliano13
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.03.2009 Posts: 242
      GG ;) , i see u very often every day.
      See ya
    • dochazard
      dochazard
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.10.2008 Posts: 61
      Nice graphs, keep them up!

      If I might pick your brain a bit, do you still advocate that loose shoving range in the 45/90's? What reshove range do you recommend? Do you use a HUD?
    • shehanshah
      shehanshah
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2010 Posts: 385
      Dude i added u via community, I want to talk with u about somethings. Hope u dont mind:)
    • roopopper
      roopopper
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Amazing play!! well done and good luck in the future :P




      Roo :P
    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      dochazard: I have to be honest, I've never seriously grinded the 45/90 mans so I honestly don't know the ranges so well there, but I'd expect that they would play identical to 180's up until the final table, where there would be a lot more ICM play involved.

      shehanshah: I don't often come to pokerstrategy but I'm thinking of starting to post more now that I'm not the standard marginal winner that I used to be and actually have something to offer.



      edit:

      Reshove ranges are completely player dependant, vs regs I will iso quite loose compared to unknowns, how loose is dependant on the reg.

      For example, vs nits like Ihaterivers, I'll be reshoving almost as tight as I would vs an unknown, but if its one of the crazier regs like lilbigkahuna or shen888(or myself, as I think I shove looser than both of these guys) I'll often times iso a 10bb shove with KT+



      I just checked my VIP status, earned 26.5k VPP's this month, so on track to hit supernova in 1.5 months.
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      Glad you are thinking of coming to post around here some more :)

      Some sicko results man keep it up

      Carl
    • sugalde
      sugalde
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 127
      Congrats

      I too recently returned after a very long break from poker, I started off on PS a few years ago Cash SSS and BSS had some success was breaking even for months but eventually got really bored.

      Anyhow long story short was playing a cash games at my regular casino mainly BSS and was destroying it, thanks PS for that hehe lots of practice paid off years before obviously my local casino is very weak. While I was playing a few months back I met a german pro, travelling the world playing poker loving life. He suggested I give the 45 mans or the 180's a try which I agreed showed best return for money etc for bankroll building.


      Anyway for the past two and a half months I've been experimenting with 180's and 45's showing better results for the 45's at the moment, I still have more leaks at 180's so going to stick with the 45's for now then move up soon.

      Just wanted to add its very possible I've red a few books on tourneys and I agree with OP's strategy, extremely tight pre-ante then aggressive post ante. Obviously it works alot better with turbo's I've done quite well playing sat's non turbos as well.

      My screen name for stars is YevBroom

      I look forward to watching you play this month. I've found watching my fav pro' / regs has helped too.

      Guys too watch on stars

      WhiteRabbito
      MelbourneJoe
      J0hnDayt0n

      the last guy offers coaching he's on floattheturn i think.

      I've yet to see any decent returns but I know that with persistance improvement and dedication I hope to have a run real soon.
    • sugalde
      sugalde
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 127
      I would be interesting in doing a sweat session with you via skype real soon if possible, be really interested to see if you can help my game, can't believe you only picked up sngs earlier this year.
    • shehanshah
      shehanshah
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2010 Posts: 385
      Hey please check ur inbox. Thanx. :s_biggrin:
    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      I just made a big reply and my computer crashed before I could post it, also sitting me out for about 5 minutes on 30 tables including 3 x 3r final tables :( I'll post what I remember, but may miss some stuff.

      Dylan(whiterabbito) is a sicko, helpful guy and regularly makes big scores. He final tabled the sunday million a couple of weeks ago, coming 7th or so for 14k.

      I'm not familiar with melbournejoe but I assume he is a 45man grinder.

      Johndayton is a cool guy, he had to relocate as he is american, I think he's currently grinding 2's to rebuild his roll.

      however if you really wanna see a top reg, take a look at jabracada, that guy has the best finish distribution I've ever seen, he's also a pretty nice guy and has some cool avatars.

      I offer coaching myself, but I'm unsure as to the pokerstrategy policy on advertising so I won't say anything mroe than that I do it for free at the moment because I am more interested in learning to coach than making money from it right now.


      sugalde: I can't currently do full sweat sessions as my internet connection cannot handle so many tables with teamviewer well, I am trying to set up a livestream though as a lot of my students have expressed the same interest.


      shehanshah: This may sound stupid, but I don't know how to get to my inbox with this forum software, it seems pretty strange.


      edit:

      For anyone who wants to add me to skype, my skype is semesa90. feel free.
    • sugalde
      sugalde
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 127
      Hey cheers for the reply, pretty impressed as you have alot of tables going at the moment, GL in Spade open and sunday mil, yeah watched rabbits final table of the sunday mil, havent seen anyone on lately as all my pros been gone since before wsop, now appt I assume.

      Will rail you till i crash out, Im aussie too, been grinding ten hours today just for fun seeing if i could sat into spade a few times...

      I understand your dilemma with internet, I've been using my blackberry as modem for last few months not the best!

      Whats your monitor setup for the multitabling ? I've only been four tabling, looking to increase once I've got my game sorted.
    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      if I'm playing less than 35 tables I can usually chat on skype or browse forums, if infrequently.

      I use 2 monitors with 6 stacks on each monitor
      On my left hand monitor, from left to right:

      top row:
      180 FO's from 10/20 to 100/200
      180 FO's from 125/250 to 400/800
      180 FO's from 500/1000 and onward

      bottom row:
      MS and HS MTT's generally stacked somewhat haphazardly.


      on my right hand monitor from left to right:

      Top row:
      180 rebuys from 1500/3000 and onward
      180 rebuys from 125/250 to 1000/2000
      180 rebuys in rebuy period

      Bottom row:
      SS MTT's stacked randomly.