Turn $40 into $1K before December 18th

    • suitedaces1701
      suitedaces1701
      Platinum
      Joined: 30.10.2011 Posts: 661
      You've probably heard about the 10th anniversary of pokerstars. I think there are 3 events so far that they've come up with, but the one that I REALLY want to play, is the sunday 10M! $215 buy-in with $10,000,000 guaranteed. So I deposited $50 into pokerstars. I'm pretty much a 180-man turbo SNG player but if you've ever played those, you'd know that the swings are brutal. They are $2.50 to buy-in and there is a descent chance that you go broke with only 100 buy-ins in your bankroll. So I had a plan: play $1.50 ST SNGs. Every time I have $2.50 over the original $50, I'll buy-into a $2.50 180 man. Unfortunately the downswing started when on my first sessions :( I'm now at something like $12 after 80 games.
      But I have $40 on partypoker! :D Time to grind those NL2 tables. When I have $1K, I'm going to take it out and put it all in pokerstars to really start making $$$$ lol sorry PP.
      Goals:
      -Play 3000 hands a day (I really don't know how many hands I can play per day, but I can play full time so I'm guessing that this will be fine :P )
      -Don't tilt
      -Put some hands up
      -Crush the fish! :s_cool:
  • 4 replies
    • Zareos
      Zareos
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2009 Posts: 240
      I wish you the very best of luck... however, I would recommend you stick to bankroll management. Prevents you going broke so that you can stark making some $$$$

      Happy crushing those fish!
    • suitedaces1701
      suitedaces1701
      Platinum
      Joined: 30.10.2011 Posts: 661
      Thanks Zareos! Yea I'll keep to safe bankroll management. Except for tonight lol

      First session went pretty good :) NL2 full ring tables were going dry earlier than I expected. I was running pretty descent so I decided to take a crack at the NL4 6max tables. So I usually have more hands played in the time I played but not as many tables were available. It's only 9:17pm here... US payers really need to be able to play again lol

      2228 hands
      +$15.03/$EV: +$17.19
      +$3.95/hour
      New balance: $52.48 :D (I registered in a $2 MTT that is coming up in an hour)
    • suitedaces1701
      suitedaces1701
      Platinum
      Joined: 30.10.2011 Posts: 661
      Pretty good day :) I was getting bored because I was only finding about 4-6 descent tables with fish. So I decided to get back on pokerstars and take another crack at those SNGs!

      PS: 72 x $1.50 Fifty50 games = +$12.13 :D out of the downswing!!!
      BR: $25.45

      PP: 915 hands
      $3.18/$EV: +3.44
      BR: $52.38

      Here are some hands that I thought were interesting enough to post

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

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):
      $4.05
      CO:
      $3.94
      BU:
      $1.08
      SB:
      $4.52
      BB:
      $4.25


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J, J.
      Hero raises to $0.16, 3 folds, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.34) K, J, 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.28, BB raises to $0.68, Hero raises to $1.56, BB raises to $4.09, Hero calls $2.33.

      Turn: ($8.32) 9 (2 players)


      River: ($8.32) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.32.

      Call the 3B and see a turn?


      2. Villain is 17/10/0.8 (VPIP/PFR/AGR)

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $3.13
      BB:
      $4.19
      CO (Hero):
      $4.30
      BU:
      $3.93


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A.
      Hero raises to $0.12, BU calls $0.12, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.3) 3, 2, K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, BU calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.7) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.48, BU calls $0.48.

      River: ($1.66) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.18, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.66.

      I put him on a king at first, but I guess he could be doing this with an ace also. I just decided to wait for a better spot and fold this hand. Too nitty?


      3. Villain is 25/9/1.8

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $4.00
      CO:
      $5.93
      BU:
      $8.32
      SB (Hero):
      $4.08
      BB:
      $4.06


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9, A.
      MP3 folds, CO calls $0.04, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.20, BB folds, CO calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.44) 2, Q, 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, CO calls $0.28.

      Turn: ($1) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.52, CO calls $0.52.

      River: ($2.04) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, CO calls $0.60.

      Final Pot: $3.24.

      Betting is too little/too much?
    • suitedaces1701
      suitedaces1701
      Platinum
      Joined: 30.10.2011 Posts: 661
      I was going to add another goal (get 10SP every day from partypoker to get that extra $20), but I just had a very confident day at the SNG tables! This deserves a graph :f_biggrin:
      *that drop at the beginning was the run bad first sessions*


      These are $1.50 Fifty50s

      BR = $54.18 + $10 deposit bonus (I receive every 170VPP) = $64.18

      Partypoker BR = $52.91
      I don't think I'll be using PP anymore. It just takes too much time to get to 100points only playing NL4. I might play a bunch of $6 SNGs and see what happens lol