Martizzo FL player, journey continues

    • martizzo
      martizzo
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      Hi
      my name is Martynas. i started playing a year ago as all new players i've several times went broke. But now i managed get back into poker without investing money. Now my banroll is 60$ and i'm playing 0.1/0.2$ fixed limit texas holdem.
      I'll do my best to back on track and also gonna share my wins and loses.
  • 14 replies
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Hi martizzo,

      Welcome to pokerstrategy.com and good luck in your "new" poker carreer :) Keep us informed about your progress!

      Good luck!
    • Classical
      Classical
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.03.2007 Posts: 1,041
      Good luck Martizzo! You're posting lots of hands, keep doing that and you'll improve a lot.
    • martizzo
      martizzo
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      Yes this days are hard because i can't beat 0.1/0.2$ limit. Downswing is taking confidence of decitions, but i do my best in inmproving my game. Only best thing is that at downswing i don't tilt.
      From 60$ -> 37$
    • TerrorBlade
      TerrorBlade
      Black
      Joined: 16.10.2007 Posts: 1,922
      Man that sucks martizzo, I recently had a downswing from 410$->210$ :D

      I see you post many hands in the sample hands forums- more than most people (very good thing to do), just keep working at it and improving your game and I'm sure you'll climb the limits soon =)
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Hi martizzo,

      Everyone has downswings, it's just part of the game. But if you know how to get along with it, you'll be fine and it will be just a matter of time before you'll go up again!

      Good luck!
    • martizzo
      martizzo
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      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      Downswing continued i said i don't tilt but after few lossing session i started to play badly. Which led to tilt when i play under my BRM. Last week deposited my own 50$ which i play pretty successfully (ofc with ups and downs). Now i much confident because read several psychology articles and chris ferguson article about keeping money in bad this was exactly my case. Now i'm grinding at 0.15/0.30 and bankroll stands 112$.
      Today had donwswing down to 96 thought to play several sng and won 3 of them.

      Best wishes,
      Martizzo
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hey martizzo!

      Good to see things improving! Just keep posting hands, watching videos, reading content and minding the tilt/BRM so that we can hopefully read about you moving up in the limits.

      Best regards,
      SoyCD
    • martizzo
      martizzo
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      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      This week was good at the beggining:
      *went to new 0,15/0,30
      *got silver status
      *most essential thing my game improved that i can easily beat FL20 level.

      But in middle of the week something happened i played 3$ SnG's cards were running really hot TT/JJ/QQ/KK/AA/AK/AQs were strangely beaten, sounds like coincidence, but then KK ran on three tables into AA and/or beaten on river on some kind of gutshot i call it bad luck.

      On FL30 tables played my A game but lost on turn/river to twopair with TPTK, set beaten by some other draw and other stuff.

      But i managed to get more discipline as bankroll went from 112$-> 41$ it was more psychological discomfort to go back to FL20, but i did.

      At least played hard and don't lead to tilt so i'm rebuilding my BR and now don't care about short term result.

      Now BR stands at 75$(not too bad i think)

      Good luck at the tables,
      Martizzo
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
      Black
      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      I'm glad you got back to 75 :)

      But please stop playing $3 sngs, they have 25% rake and are almost unbeatable. Also you are much better off playing just FL if that's your main game.
    • martizzo
      martizzo
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      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      Thanks for information i'll do so.
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Ouch nasty downswing, good to see you are grinding it back now
    • martizzo
      martizzo
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      19 place (40$) in Pokerstrategy Siver freeroll because few suckouts.
      This hand led to fininshing 19th.

      I was middlestack then three tables left, got QKo in MP2 and guy from late weren't deep stacked. So i tried to steal the blinds with all-in, and guess what guy from BB called and he shows KTo then i saw the flop Q95 i felt relaxed but terrible turn card came J giving him straight i lost control and thought i will fight for first place and played more hands like KTo QJo because i was shorstack with 3,7BB.

      Also got ITM in PS basic freeroll i played were for fun because when got in the money card were runing bad so tried my luck :)
      I'm very happy about results.


    • martizzo
      martizzo
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      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      I've restarted my career this time very seriously, moved through microlimits straight up until July.
      I've played ~30k hands with constant 1.6BB/100 I know its not much, but for me enough. At July I've used same TAGish style poker, but my draws didn't hit, made hands didn't hold up, semi-bluff didn't work. So In general everything messed up. But i've survived because of pokerstrategy summer promo(btw i play on Titan) from it i get 40% rakeback. It is very nice promo, it keeps me going...
      This week i play at 0.25/0.50$ to gain confidence back, until i reach 450$ or 500$. I will use very conservative brm because downswing period furstrates me, and metal side suffers from it.



      My (August probably) plan is:
      * Reread all articles
      *Watch all SH video(stox videos also great),
      *Visit one coaching and also hardest task make video SH with some of my thoughts.
      *Start using approx charts

      Here's my graph, BR at 400$
    • martizzo
      martizzo
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2007 Posts: 957
      250BB downswing this week bad beats keep chasing me around. All pots fly to air, especially on the river.
      few examples of those crazy beats:


      0,5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:spade: , A:spade:
      2 folds, CO calls, BU calls, SB calls, Hero raises, CO 3-bets, BU calls, SB folds, Hero caps, CO calls, BU calls.

      Flop: (13,00 SB) A:heart: , 4:spade: , 9:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets, BU calls, Hero raises, CO calls, BU calls.

      Turn: (9,50 BB) A:club: (3 players)
      Hero bets, CO calls, BU calls.

      River: (12,50 BB) 8:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets, CO calls, BU calls.

      Final Pot: 15,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces (Qs As)
      CO shows two pairs, aces and nines (7d 9c)
      BU shows a full-house, eights full of aces (8c 8d)

      BU wins with a full-house, eights full of aces (8c 8d)


      0,5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 4:diamond: , T:spade:
      2 folds, CO calls, BU calls, SB calls, Hero checks.

      Flop: (4,00 SB) 5:diamond: , 6:diamond: , 3:diamond: (4 players)
      SB bets, Hero calls, CO folds, BU calls.

      Turn: (3,50 BB) T:heart: (3 players)
      SB bets, Hero raises, BU folds, SB calls.

      River: (7,50 BB) K:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, SB calls.

      Final Pot: 9,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of tens (4d Ts)
      SB shows a pair of kings (Kd 4c)
      3-outer on the river
      SB wins with a pair of kings (Kd 4c)


      0,5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , J:club:
      MP2 calls, MP3 folds, CO calls, BU folds, SB calls, Hero raises, MP2 calls, CO calls, SB calls.

      Flop: (8,00 SB) 2:diamond: , J:spade: , A:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, MP2 calls, CO calls, SB calls.

      Turn: (6,00 BB) 4:diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, MP2 raises, CO calls, SB folds, Hero 3-bets, MP2 calls, CO calls.

      River: (15,00 BB) T:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets, MP2 calls, CO raises, Hero calls, MP2 calls.

        as always bet/fold

      Final Pot: 21,00 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks (Ac Jc)
      MP2 shows a pair of kings (Kc Kd)
      CO shows a flush, jack high (Jd 5d)

      CO wins with a flush, jack high (Jd 5d)


      0,5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:diamond: , 9:diamond:
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls, CO folds, Hero calls, SB calls, BB checks.

      Flop: (4,00 SB) Q:club: , 6:heart: , 4:club: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets, 2 folds, MP3 calls.

      Turn: (3,00 BB) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets, MP3 calls.

      River: (5,00 BB) A:heart: (2 players)
      MP3 bets, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 7,00 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Qd 9d)
      MP3 shows a pair of aces (Ac 7h)

      MP3 wins with a pair of aces (Ac 7h)


      0,5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:heart: , A:heart:
      MP2 folds, Hero raises, CO calls, 2 folds, BB calls.

      Flop: (6,50 SB) 9:spade: , A:club: , J:club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, CO bets, BB calls, Hero raises, CO calls, BB calls.

      Turn: (6,25 BB) 8:spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets, CO calls, BB calls.

      River: (9,25 BB) 7:diamond: (3 players)
      BB bets, Hero calls, CO folds.

      Final Pot: 11,25 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Qh Ah)
      BB shows a straight, jack high (9h Td)

      BB wins with a straight, jack high (9h Td)


      0,5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , T:heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises, BU folds, SB calls, BB calls.

      Flop: (6,00 SB) K:diamond: , 4:spade: , A:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets, Hero calls, SB calls.

      Turn: (4,50 BB) T:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets, Hero raises, SB folds, BB calls.

      River: (8,50 BB) 4:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets, BB raises, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 12,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and tens (Ad Th)
      BB shows a full-house, fours full of tens (4d Td)

      BB wins with a full-house, fours full of tens (4d Td)


      0,5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , 9:diamond:
      3 folds, BU calls, Hero calls, BB checks.

      Flop: (3,00 SB) 8:club: , 9:heart: , A:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BU bets, Hero raises, BB calls, BU calls.

      Turn: (4,50 BB) Q:spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets, BB calls, BU calls.

      River: (7,50 BB) K:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets, BB folds, BU calls.

      Final Pot: 9,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and nines (Ac 9d)
      BU shows two pairs, aces and kings (Ad Ks)

      BU wins with two pairs, aces and kings (Ad Ks)