The Triple Range Merge Effect (Castles Blog)

    • Castle93
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      So basically i said once i got to a $100 bank roll after losing my roll on FTP i said id start a blog, so here i am.

      So yeahh hey people, my names alex castle , im a fresher at Nottingham Trent university, 18 year old young gun :D


      :spade: :spade: Inside poker :spade: :spade:


      So yeah lets start with poker, been playing since i was about 16 years, at a pub game and then started playing at FTP when i was 17 (they never evened bothered to check i was using my own bank account). Currently playing on stars at the moment. Im generally a SnG/MTT player, just started playing MTsngs, atm trying the 180 man turbos which have been good to me.

      Before i came to uni i busted a $125 roll playing $4.50 180 mans, way under rolled but hey ho lesson learnt, sorta ;) I kinda have a habit to take a shot or two but my BRM isnt terrible just needs improving :P i had about $10 left and was pretty much grinding whatever to get it back, mainly $1 45 man.

      Over the last few days ive been on a massive heater and boosted my roll from $17 to 90$. Now i actually have a BR to grind with i thought it may improve my game to start a blog.

      :diamond: Current BR $90

      :club: :club:O utside of poker :club: :club:

      Im a 2nd dan black belt in shotokan karate, i also kickbox and train with the east midlands universities officer training corp. for the Territorial Army, which is a really good experience.



      And for reading the intros heres a song as my way of saying thankyou :D
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    • Castle93
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      Was enjoying grinding the $2.50 180 man turbos on stars the other night , was playing well , didn't have time to start opening more tables though, only had an hour to kill so thought is give cash a try. Me being the idiot I am I sat down at a NL10 SH deep stack with ante table for $25, was playing really well and managed to stand up with $60.

      :spade: bankroll $123



      However had a bad night last night, probably played about 15 180 man turbos, I was playing okay but I made some terrible calls Where I thought I had the pot odds but I duno if I did, currently just needed to get silver status back then I can actually try study abit more ( which I'm lazy at anyways)


      :spade: current bankroll $100
    • Castle93
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      So yeahhh ive got along way to go and alot of leeks i need to fix, hopefully i have the potential to be a profitable player in the long run but as i go through this blog hopefully you ll see the improvements.



      This is my graph for stars so far, its not great but hopefully we ll see it get better in time.

      Anyways im off training all weekend with the UOTC and then we march through nottingham on sunday for remembers, no poker for a few days guess ill update soon
    • Castle93
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      Grinding the $2.50 180 man turbos again today :)

      varience hates me today haha, losing most of my races, lost more 3 outters where im dominating than ive won for pretty big pots which is kinda annoying, just lost another one for tourny chip leader fun times, couple of over pair vs. under pair but ahh well

      Funny thing is im actually playing well even though im gettin pretty bad luck, so im not tilited, the main thing that tilts me is bad play not really varience unless its like a really big torny really far in :)

      Keep on my A game and crush these hopefully
    • Castle93
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      Fuck you varience, played my A game and just took down a 180 man turbo for $123 :D


      :spade: Current BR : 198.67 :spade:
    • Castle93
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      i always seem to be grinding to example and linkin park these days, definately my favourite atm is example playing in the showers








      Few of my favourites, besides changed the way you kissed me which is a tune and has been overplayed :/
    • Zareos
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      Linkin Park is my personal grinding choice.... If I win a big hand "We made it" is the selected tune.... if I lose, "Bleed it out" :evil:
    • Castle93
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      Thats so weird, bleed it out is playing atm on my itunes haha! what are the odds


      haha, i prefer the more subtle approach and start dancing round the room if i win a big hand ;) and then just laughing it off if i lose, i might try this though :P it would make losing a hand fun as bleed it outs a tune :P
    • Castle93
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      Pretty gutted i cant play the 10th anniversary sunday storm on stars, $1mill garantee as im skiing in france, ahhh well looks like its gunna be an amazing tourney to play for just an $11 buy in.

      Got chance to play a few more of these yesterday, had a load of coursework to do so not so much time to play poker.

      Watched one of the 180 man turbo videos now ive got silver status back and played about 6 or 7. I was mostly happy with the way i played , lost a couple of key flips near the bubble which would have put me in the top 5, however im looking to take these down and accumate chips rather than just finish ITM so im happy with that. Just a min cash yesterday.

      :spade: :spade: Current BR - $175.93

      Currently playing the $2.50 180 man turbos, using alot better BRM so hopefully you wont see my graph plumit downwards like at ffirst when i started playing the $4.50 SnGs with 25 BIs....

      My lifetime graph as it stands now, dont have any tracking software so dont know how i can post just recent graphs

    • Castle93
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      wow, stars hate me today, i think the highlight was when i got my Aces got simultaneously cracked at two tables, one against KK and one again JJ, ahh well casino tonight to play a bounty hunter, hopefully the cards will be nicer to me
    • Castle93
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      so after a 40BI downswing i decided i didnt have enough of a BR to play the 180 msn turbos anymore so im playing $3.50 turbo SnGs now, and they re so soft, played 10 so far and won 3, running so hot but people fold wayyy to much, easy game
    • Castle93
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      started playing cash as i wanted something new, been playing NL5 and NL10, managed to turn the $20 from the PKR 20/20 promo into $80, ive withdrawn that and the $80 from my stars account and made a $500 depo into party poker, however, withdrawn $340 of that so i have my orginal BR, it was just to max out the first deposit bonus