Carusel's poker career

    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      Hi, i enjoyed reading other users blogs and i decided to start my own, hoping i may start playing more seriously..

      My name is Vlad i'm 18 years old from Brasov, Romania
      I started with the 50$ bankroll at partypoker in octomber 2007 and since then i played like 20k hands of NL10 SSS with something like ~80$ profit, NL10 BSS ~2k hands where i lost all the profit i made with SSS because of bad play and tilt..

      i cleared the 100$ bonus with close to 0 profit and 100$ rake and decided to cash out from party and deposit it to pokerstars and stary playing sng's and MTT's

      On partypoker i also played about 100 sngs and made a ROI of about 20%, but lost it all on higher limits cash games for which i didnt have the bankroll for, so in 4 months i managed to break even playing and to have a bankroll of 150$..
      but i think i lost it all when i cashed out, because the money is gone from partypoker and its not where i cashed it out.. so if i lose it i think ill stop playing for a couple of months

      i have to admit i dont play much, maybe 1-2 hours over 2-3 days..
      but sometimes i can even not play for a week or so
      i want to set some short term goals and try to improve my game

      but im not sure what to do, im very confused
      i'd like to play serious big stack cash games, but so far i've only made profit playing small limit SSS and small BI sng's..

      so here are my goals for March:

      -play at least 15.000 hands:
      at least 500 hands of NL10 BSS a day hoping i wont get bankrupt^^
      -play at least 4 small limit sng's a day
      -post at least 1 hand a day from NL10
      - TRY to play LESS DOTA and more poker, i play it 4-5 hours a day :(

      my goals seem modest but not for me they arent ^^
      i hope i'll keep my bankroll, continue playing and try to complete my goals

      today i mailed partypoker support asking what happened with the $$, and im waiting for a response
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    • slikec
      slikec
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      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      Lol i also play dota :D Now much less dota nad more poker but still when i have to much of poker dota is great. Patience is all in poker. Especially SSS whne you wiat like crzay for good hand and if you lose few in row it become irritating indeed so patience and good nerves ;)
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      heh, i also occasionally play dota still. used to play it "professionally"
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Perhaps we will need to organize a community Dota match sometime if so many people here play it ;) But please discuss the topic in this thread: Dota

      [I have deleted all the following Dota Posts on request of the original poster in order to keep this Blog on topic - incase you are wondering where your replies went]

      Anyway, good luck at meeting your March goals carusel, I especially look forward to you posting atleast 1 NL10 hand a day. Best of luck in building that Bankroll.

      Best regards,
      SoyCD
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      only a couple of days to go until i will move to stars and start playing
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      i have a question: how can i make graphs on my winnings in sng's ?
      with pokerEV and pokergrapher i can only make them in cash games, there are no tournaments on the limit list..
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      today i played 4 2.60+0.40 sng's at party so far, 2 at a time and i won 2 of them
      and i'm currently playing a 2$ 1kgtd tourney, 400 out of 750 remaining
      my br is at $160

      i think i will move to stars only next week and play more.. i was bored and thats why im playing now:D

      edit: i am now ITM, above average stack and 100 players left, $281.03 first prize, i need luck now ^^
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      You can make graphs either with tools such as Hold em manager or by keeping track of your progress in Excell.

      Good luck in the tournament if your still playing :)
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      thanks Soy, i think ill try to find holdem manager

      as for the tournament is not over yet
      32 players left.. i have a little over the average stack its going well so far
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      ***** Hand History for Game 6824724449 *****
      NL Texas Hold'em Trny:38670000 Level:13 Blinds-Antes(2,000/4,000 -100) - Wednesday, February 27, 12:51:34 ET 2008
      Table $1k Gtd (1344883) Table #3 (Real Money)
      Seat 2 is the button
      Total number of players : 10
      Seat 1: Therabidfox ( 99,268 )
      Seat 3: domino266 ( 25,361 )
      Seat 4: bo0yah_MAC ( 152,858 )
      Seat 5: normaneh1 ( 10,436 )
      Seat 6: asd19222 ( 110,387 )
      Seat 7: gormanart ( 88,263 )
      Seat 10: brasov__ ( 92,141 )
      Seat 2: dertyp0815 ( 81,151 )
      Seat 8: rpckoeniger ( 111,470 )
      Seat 9: regsmith1954 ( 65,077 )
      Trny:38670000 Level:13
      Blinds-Antes(2,000/4,000 -100)
      Therabidfox posts ante [100]
      dertyp0815 posts ante [100]
      domino266 posts ante [100]
      bo0yah_MAC posts ante [100]
      normaneh1 posts ante [100]
      asd19222 posts ante [100]
      gormanart posts ante [100]
      rpckoeniger posts ante [100]
      regsmith1954 posts ante [100]
      brasov__ posts ante [100]
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to brasov__ [ Ad Kc ]
      normaneh1 folds
      asd19222 folds
      gormanart folds
      rpckoeniger folds
      regsmith1954 folds
      brasov__ raises [16,000]
      Therabidfox folds
      dertyp0815 is all-In [81,051]
      domino266 folds
      bo0yah_MAC folds
      Your time bank will be activated in 5 secs. If you do not want it to be used, please act now.
      brasov__ will be using his time bank for this hand.
      brasov__ folds
      dertyp0815 does not show cards.
      dertyp0815 wins 104,051 chips


      i am brasov__
      with 26 players left i think i will find a better place to go all in
      he said he had 99
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      i came out in 18th place
      had about 8 times the big blind in my stack
      folded to me in the buton
      had QJo and pushed
      got called by AA in the BB
      the flop was A K x =) what did i give for a 10

      anyway.. i won 10$ after 3 and a half hours of play :( so close to the 280$ 1st price that could help my bankroll

      i was so stupid to fold AK preflop on the hand above.. he turned out to be very loose but i just got at that table.. anyway i should have definetley called.............
      omfg i folded AK lollllll i put him on JJ+ or AK and i thought to myself i dont want a coinflip, ill find a better place BUT I HAD TO callll
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Well 18th place is a good step in the right direction ;)

      As for the AK hand - I would defintely have called there. I will most likely have atleast a coinflip and with 16K already invested and 2k/4k blinds im willing to take that risk - since I need chips if I want to get into the really interesting money areas.

      Better luck next tournament :)

      Best regards,
      SoyCD
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      i haven't resolved my problems with my account yet, i didn't play for more than 1 week now... i will continue posting about my progress next week hopefully if i can start monday
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      today i lost all my bankroll over some misunderstandings with the partypoker staff.. because the user i was playing on was not on my real name.. kind of stupid
      im very anggry because ive played so much for nothing, never been so angry in a very long time
      i decided to quit and stop wasting more time with these thieves
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      i cant quit...
      today i played a few hours on ultimate bet, a friend sent me 50$

      i broke the bankroll management rules and played NL10 BSS

      here goes goes the graph for today ..: D

    • aanty2000
      aanty2000
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      Joined: 22.10.2007 Posts: 484
      very nice keep it going but stick to br management
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Originally posted by aanty2000
      very nice keep it going but stick to br management
    • carusel
      carusel
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      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      after a month of no play, i opened my broke partypoker account and found 10 bucks :D
      i started playing NL10 SSS hoping I'd start off with an upswing, or at least not a downswing
      but in 5 hands i lost it all

      FIRST HAND
      [
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      BU:
      $10.95
      SB:
      $11.66
      UTG+2:
      $9.25
      MP1:
      $14.80
      CO:
      $13.63
      Hero:
      $2
      MP3:
      $10.45
      MP2:
      $11.13

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:spade: , A:club:
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.70, 2 folds, SB calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.60) 4:club: , 8:club: , A:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.30 (All-In), SB calls $1.30.

      Turn: ($4.20) 3:spade:
      River: ($4.20) 9:spade:


      Final Pot: $4.20

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows [ 2d, 5d ] a straight Ace to Five
      Hero shows [ Qs, Ac ] a pair of Aces
      SB wins $3.99 USD with a straight, Ace to Five.



      SECOND



      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      BU:
      $9.80
      MP2:
      $1.78
      Hero:
      $2
      MP1:
      $3.37
      CO:
      $1.65
      UTG+2:
      $11.97
      SB:
      $2.35
      BB:
      $9.90

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K:spade: , Q:heart:
      UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, SB calls $0.55, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($1.50) 4:diamond: , 3:spade: , T:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.40 (All-In), SB calls $1.40.

      Turn: ($4.30) T:club:
      River: ($4.30) 5:heart:


      Final Pot: $4.30

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ Ks, Qh ] a pair of Tens
      SB shows [ As, Js ] a pair of Tens
      SB wins $4.09 USD with a pair of Tens with Ace kicker.



      THIRD


      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      BU:
      $10.80
      BB:
      $13.41
      MP1:
      $13.50
      CO:
      $13.98
      Hero:
      $2
      MP3:
      $10.80
      MP2:
      $10.83
      SB:
      $10.31
      UTG+2:
      $10.46

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with Q:diamond: , Q:spade:
      Hero raises to $0.40, 6 folds, SB calls $0.35, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.20) 3:club: , 7:heart: , J:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.60 (All-In), SB calls $1.60, BB calls $1.60.

      Turn: ($6.00) A:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.50, BB folds.

      River: ($7.50) T:heart:


      Final Pot: $7.50

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ Qd, Qs ] a pair of Queens
      SB shows [ Ad, Ah ] three of a kind, Aces
      SB wins $1.50 USD with three of a kind, Aces.
      SB wins $5.70 USD with three of a kind, Aces.




      FORTH(a little tilted, but still i think the push was ok)



      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      CO:
      $12.15
      Hero:
      $1.90
      MP1:
      $13.26
      MP2:
      $7.90
      UTG+1:
      $12.77
      BB:
      $9.90
      BU:
      $8.75
      UTG:
      $2.05
      MP3:
      $9.33
      UTG+2:
      $7.96

      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:club: , Q:spade:
      3 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, BU calls $0.10, Hero raises to $1.90 (All-In), 3 folds, BU calls $1.80.

      Flop: ($4.10) J:diamond: , 2:heart: , 7:club:
      Turn: ($4.10) J:heart:
      River: ($4.10) A:heart:


      Final Pot: $4.10

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ Kc, Qs ] a pair of Jacks
      BU shows [ 9d, 9h ] two pairs, Jacks and Nines
      BU wins $3.90 USD with two pairs, Jacks and Nines.




      and i can't find the last hand, not that it matters
      anyway, im going to make a deposit on monday, of 100$ i think and start from there:P
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      gl, and remember to stop playing when tilted :D .
    • carusel
      carusel
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2007 Posts: 202
      my account at partypoker where I received the bonuses got close due to some issues, is it possible to get another account (not necesarily at party) tracked ? I need 500 strategy points more to receive the free elephant licence ^^

      also my status turned from silver to bronze:(