Saka000 journey to become poker pro :f_pleased:

    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 136
      Hello to all poker strategist,
      - As the title of this blog says,i am making blog to post an updates of my journey to become better and better player,and eventually poker pro.

      - My name is Slaven and i am a little dreamer from Montenegro (Balkan).I have fallen in love of poker about 3 years ago when i started to play on Zynga at facebook :f_biggrin: but to play with real money i started about a year ago when i registered at PokerStrategy.com and get my free 50$.

      - I can say that i spent a lot of hard work on my game and i think that on these days,playing on PokerStars,that hard work start to pay me out.

      - I am former MSS player and i am in front of moving up to NL25 but i recently play NL10 just to idealize my game. :)
      Also a lot of my hard game has,i think,influence on my "red line",which you will see,but i have recently a little problem with my "blue line" :f_grin: , but i think that is just for the meantime,i will fix it. ;)
      Another my recently,for me,big success is a win of a tourney in my local casino but i will update it later on.(actually i will connect that thread to this blog ;) )

      It is quite enough for beginning,we will be in touch ;) ...this blog is open to everyone and we will discus about every theme you want ;)
      Cheers. :f_thumbsup:
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    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 136
      And connection to a thread about my tourney win as i promise,you can find it here: ;)
      First for me "SERIOUS" live torney...ended 1st place thanks PS.com :)
    • roopopper
      roopopper
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      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Good luck and I will be following :)


      Roo

      :s_cool:
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Best of luck Saka000 and welcome to our blog section! :)
    • pleno1
      pleno1
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      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      Hey Saka000,


      Just because your red line is good doesn't mean your blue line is bad. One reason could be is that you are value betting very thinly on the river or have a high river agresion meaning that you don't go to showdown often. This is usually a good thing as long as you don't push it too much.

      Can you go into HEM and tell us what your WTSD and River aggression is?

      Looking forward to your blog :)
    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 136
      Thx pleno1 for the advice,
      but unfortunately i do not have HEM,but you will still see all my stats and graphs of my play from PT3...;)
      And i am also looking to buy HEM when i move up to nl25...i have healty roll but i am feeling confortable to play MSS with 80,even 100 buy-ins :)
      - And just for the information that i have on FTP :s_love: quite 40% of my roll and i am still waiting for cashout from them if they reopen. :)
    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 136
      And this is what i talked about my red line ;) .It is quite strange and funny for any player that play MSS strategy. :)



      The stats are coming up...feel free to coment my graph.
    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 136
      Here are my all stats from PT3 and you are very welcome to comment on:
      (I will also call Subar to do his analysis if can ;) )
      I have actually constant problem with my showdown winnings and that is very strange cause all MSS player have very good blue line but that isnt in my case:


    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Also due to very fish pool at NL10 i can not even beat it more that only 1BB/100 on PokerStars,i really do not know where i make those mistakes :s_frown:
    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 136
      Yesterday i had my biggest bad beat at online play at NL10:
      Unfortunatelly i do not know the reason,but i can not find it in my PT3 database. :s_confused: ,but i will write it on my own as i remember. :]

      All fold...hero is at CO with KK and i raise 0.3$,BU fold,SB 3b and BB fold...
      I thought maybe he is pushing me around and i call just to get c-bet on flop from him and that he will fold to my shove,so i call.
      Flop comes:K A 3,
      he bet and i just call...
      Turn is blank,he bets again,i shove and he turn AA...

      the river is...you guess...ofc A. :D

      It was sooo sick but after that hand i just smile and continue to play. :)
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,176
      Kings into Aces is not a bad beat.

      true story :pokerface:
    • Saka000
      Saka000
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      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 136
      In the meantime i am working on 6max game and trying to swich from MSS to 6max.I dont know what do you think guys about this decision,feel free to comment.
      And did some1 ever tried this?

      Case1:
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):
      $6.57
      MP3:
      $3.29
      CO:
      $22.86
      BU:
      $10.00
      SB:
      $10.53
      BB:
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, Q.
      Hero raises to $0.22, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.70, Hero calls $0.48.

      Flop: ($1.45) K, 5, 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.90, Hero raises to $2.40, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.35.

      Case2:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $13.65
      BB (Hero):
      $15.48
      MP2:
      $21.53
      MP3:
      $11.87
      CO:
      $15.77
      BU:
      $8.46


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, T.
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.90, CO calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.85) A, 2, 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80.

      Turn: ($3.45) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $2.20, Hero folds, CO gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.45.

      Case3:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $17.71
      SB (Hero):
      $8.92
      BB:
      $11.76
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $11.11
      CO:
      $4.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.22, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.44) 2, 9, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1.04) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks.

      River: ($1.04) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.40, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.04.

      Case4:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $6.00
      BU (Hero):
      $9.37
      SB:
      $10.88
      BB:
      $4.00
      MP2:
      $19.08
      MP3:
      $14.23


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, J.
      MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB raises to $1.00, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.70.

      Flop: ($2.2) 8, 4, T (2 players)
      SB bets $1.10, Hero calls $1.10.

      Turn: ($4.4) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $2.40, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.4.

      Case5:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $11.89
      MP2 (Hero):
      $11.63
      MP3:
      $12.06
      CO:
      $10.00
      BU:
      $9.26
      SB:
      $21.46


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J, J.
      Hero raises to $0.22, 2 folds, BU calls $0.22, SB calls $0.17, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.88) 6, 2, 8 (4 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, BU folds, SB folds.

      Turn: ($1.88) 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.40, Hero calls $1.40.

      River: ($4.68) 2 (2 players)
      BB bets $2.80, Hero calls $2.80.

      Final Pot: $10.28.
      Results follow:

      BB shows two pairs, queens and twos(Q Q).
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and twos(J J).

      BB wins with two pairs, queens and twos(Q Q).

      Case6:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):
      $10.99
      BU:
      $9.08
      SB:
      $10.99
      BB:
      $3.04
      MP3:
      $10.27


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, 8.
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.22, BU folds, SB calls $0.17, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.54) 5, A, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.26, SB raises to $0.70, Hero calls $0.44.

      Turn: ($1.94) K (2 players)
      SB bets $1.30, Hero calls $1.30.

      River: ($4.54) T (2 players)
      SB bets $3.02, Hero calls $3.02.

      Final Pot: $10.58.
      Results follow:

      SB shows two pairs, aces and eights(A 8).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and eights(K 8).

      SB wins with two pairs, aces and eights(A 8).