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    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      Hi I have been registered here for quite a while and thought I should introduce myself.
      My name is Mark I am from England and I am quite new to Texas holdem, I have been playing about a year now. I have played at Full tilt, Pokerstars and Betfair.
      I now play at Pokerstars and I am trying to improve with the help of some of the excellent videos on this site.
      Thanks
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    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,926
      Hey Mark,

      Better late than never to make an introduction :D

      Welcome to the community and nice to see that shiny Gold avatar under your name :)

      So how have you been doing in the last year then? Made many $$$?


      Gary
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      Hi Gary
      In the last year I used the $50 start on Fulltilt withdrew $200 before
      it went pear shaped(good luck not good management!!)All in all a small amount up at Pokerstars really trying to stick to a strict bankroll management.

      cheers
      Mark
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,926
      That's good mate :)

      It takes us a while before we really appreciate BRM, trust me, you are not alone there at all. I have busted a few too many bankrolls in my past :D

      Don't forget to make good use of our Hand Evaluation and Beginners Discussion Forums also. Can help you plug those leaks and you can get coaches POV on some tricky hands/spots also.

      The Live coaching sessions too are quiet excellent and varied and a must-go area for those seeking improvement too.

      As well as that, we are currently running a Beginners Course for NL Cash game players. You may also be interested in that and you can see the information if you follow the link in my signature below ;)

      Have a nice day mate and run good!


      Gary
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      welcome Mark! better late than never :D

      hope to see more and more of you around here. what are you playing now?

      smiles,
      wendy
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
      Gold
      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      Hi Wendy
      Playing $7 sng turbo 9 and 45man.
      Just had to step down from $15 9 man as my BRM rules kicked in (only by $7 dollars!!)
      cheers
      Mark
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      ah well, that's poker. nothing to be too disheartened about. and i know brm has saved me a shitload of times.

      how do you think is the best way to start learning about sng's? what was the most effective for you?
    • Tim64
      Tim64
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      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Welcome fellow Blighter!
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      Wendy
      I am not at all disheartened I am just glad that I can be disciplined enough to
      stick to a brm. I only played about 20 or so $15 with an affordable negative ROI
      hey I'm still learning!!. As far as the best way to learn sng in my opinion
      is to watch the videos and read the strategy sections on this site . I also believe
      that by reviewing my hands (and seeing how bad I played!!) has helped. I also
      have looked at pokerstars school training bits and they are quite good too.
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      Thanks Tim
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      wow, Tim in this thread! amazing rockstar sng player imo :heart: (and grammar police, sorry i'm lazy to capitalize properly atm :f_biggrin: )

      can you tell me tim, in your opinion, how is the best way to start learning sng's? i love them but they don't love me back :( lessthanthree's vids?

      @mark: it is absolutely awesome to hear that you have brm discipline. it's something i see a lot of players struggle with. have you posted hands in the evaluation forums yet? or just reviewing them on your own? how much time do you spend doing that?
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      I've not posted any hands as I'm not sure what type of hands to post.
      If the hands are bad beats I don't want to bitch about them I just think it was a +Ev play and fish will be fish, and if it was a bad play by me then as I said fish will be fish!! I probably spend 4 or 5 hours a week looking at videos,reading articles and doing some hand reviews.
    • ghaleon
      ghaleon
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      Joined: 17.10.2007 Posts: 5,877
      Originally posted by Mark1790
      I've not posted any hands as I'm not sure what type of hands to post.
      If the hands are bad beats I don't want to bitch about them I just think it was a +Ev play and fish will be fish, and if it was a bad play by me then as I said fish will be fish!! I probably spend 4 or 5 hours a week looking at videos,reading articles and doing some hand reviews.
      Posting clear bad beat hands is not going to help you at all. Though you have to be honest in your own analysis so that hand is actually bad beat. Result itself is irrelevant and you should always focus on play itself. What I meant in being honest is that even if you get moneys ahead and get sucked out it doesn't necessarily mean that play was good in long run. E.g. you make hero call in river and happen to be ahead in situation where villain is rarely bluffing. So in this spot you should ask was my call good or not whatever I won or lost.

      So if you feel unsure of your play then post it for others to comment. Goal of this is obviously for that fish to grow some nasty teeth :s_biggrin:
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      ghaleon
      Thanks for taking the time to read and post.
      I have only just started to read the forums and I very much like the idea of developing nasty teeth. I shall look at other peoples hands and maybe post
      some of my own. I am using HM2 I can export but it looks a bit of a pain to take out the names etc.
    • ghaleon
      ghaleon
      Black
      Joined: 17.10.2007 Posts: 5,877
      Originally posted by Mark1790
      I am using HM2 I can export but it looks a bit of a pain to take out the names etc.
      You can just double click hand in hem to open the replayer. From there click hand history and from popup click "2+2" button and just paste in here. That's how it works in HM1 and probably works same in HM2. It will replace all names with positions they are in.

      So it is very convenient to just mark hands during actual play. Then analyze those and quickly post hands with few clicks to forum.
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      Hi I've exported to my HEM account (didn't know you could do that) and converted it there.
      This is only a test I dont think it needs discussing but I may be wrong.
      Just let me know the best format.

      If my play appears very loose the guy had stats 72/17 over 18 hands
      he was an all in merchant I thought +EV and fish and all that as in previous post.

      There are lots of options this is pokerstrategy.org

      Poker Stars, $6.45 Buy-in (25/50 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players

      SB: 1,150 (23 bb)
      BB: 1,395 (27.9 bb)
      MP1: 5,985 (119.7 bb)
      MP2: 1,070 (21.4 bb)
      Hero (MP3): 1,445 (28.9 bb)
      CO: 1,265 (25.3 bb)
      BTN: 1,190 (23.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T T
      2 folds, Hero raises to 150, 2 folds, SB raises to 1,150 and is all-in, BB folds, Hero calls 1,000

      Flop: (2,350) K 6 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: (2,350) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: (2,350) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: 2,350 pot
      Final Board: K 6 6 3 A
      SB showed 6 T and won 2,350 (1,200 net)
      Hero showed T T and lost (-1,150 net)


      this is 2+2
      [converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $6.45 Buy-in (25/50 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: 1,150 (23 bb)
      BB: 1,395 (27.9 bb)
      MP1: 5,985 (119.7 bb)
      MP2: 1,070 (21.4 bb)
      Hero (MP3): 1,445 (28.9 bb)
      CO: 1,265 (25.3 bb)
      BTN: 1,190 (23.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T:club: T:diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to 150, 2 folds, SB raises to 1,150 and is all-in, BB folds, Hero calls 1,000

      Flop: (2,350) K:spade: 6:heart: 6:club: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: (2,350) 3:diamond: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: (2,350) A:club: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: 2,350 pot
      Final Board: K:spade: 6:heart: 6:club: 3:diamond: A:club:
      SB showed 6:diamond: T:spade: and won 2,350 (1,200 net)
      Hero showed T:club: T:diamond: and lost (-1,150 net)
      [/hand_history][/converted_hand]
    • roopopper
      roopopper
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      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Hello and welcome :D

      Roo
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 239
      Hi Roo
      only just seen your post thanks for your welcome.
      I've been busy reloading pc etc after my scare.

      Mark
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      oooh Mark is alive!

      how are you doing so far? what's been going on in Mark-land?
    • surfwell1818
      surfwell1818
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      Joined: 18.11.2009 Posts: 137
      Welcome Mate.