YinYangS at 888 poker, let's crush em'!!

    • YinYangS
      YinYangS
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      Joined: 09.10.2010 Posts: 1,077
      Hello everyone!!

      so yeah, i'm officially in 888 poker now! thanks to my stakers. :)

      i created this blog to track my progress in 888 poker and throughout the staking. here are the details of the staking.
      • i'll focus on playing NL SH cash games. starting on NL6 and will adhere to a 25BI BRM.
      • i may play with tournaments but with the approval of my stakers.
      • staking will last for 2 months or until the end of February.
      • profits will be split on agreed upon after stakeback.


      Starting Bankroll: $110

      Let's get the ball rolling!!!!!!!!! :D
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    • YinYangS
      YinYangS
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      alright, so i tested the software first. played NL2 full ring to get a feel of the software.

      initial impressions:
      • software's ok. been used too much to Stars but it's fine. is it just me or is it that time bank's too fast?
      • yeah, way more fishes. but found some good regs too.
      • my HUD's working fine now. adjusted it so that i could perfectly play well with NL 6-max tomorrow.
      • overall, i think it's gonna go well. :)


      current BR: $110.13

      woootttt!!! will start the real action tomorrow. :D
    • Phgrinder
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      let's do this :D
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      ooh i can sense the excitement!
      good luck in your new adventure! :)
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Good luck :) :)
    • YinYangS
      YinYangS
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      1st session and more than 2 buy-ins down!!! wow :(


      vs fish

      CO: $6.84
      BTN: $6.03
      SB: $1.58
      Hero (BB): $6.00
      UTG: $5.78
      MP: $3.34

      Pre Flop: ($0.09) Hero is BB with Q :diamond: Q :spade:
      UTG calls $0.06, MP raises to $0.27, CO calls $0.27, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.23, UTG raises to $5.78, 2 folds, Hero calls $4.55

      Flop: ($12.13) 8 :spade: K :spade: 9 :heart: (2 players)

      Turn: ($12.13) 3 :club: (2 players)

      River: ($12.13) K :diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $12.13
      Hero shows Q :diamond: Q :spade:
      UTG shows Q :club: K :heart:
      UTG wins $11.42
      (Rake: $0.71)


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      vs maniac, loose 3bettor

      CO: $9.33
      BTN: $11.47
      Hero (SB): $11.02
      BB: $5.37
      UTG: $6.03

      Pre Flop: ($0.09) Hero is SB with K :heart: A :spade:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, BB raises to $0.42, Hero raises to $11.02, BB calls $4.95 all in

      Flop: ($10.74) T :spade: 7 :club: J :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($10.74) K :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($10.74) 9 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $10.74
      Hero shows K :heart: A :spade:
      BB shows Q :spade: A :heart:
      BB wins $10.11
      (Rake: $0.63)


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      vs maniac who limps + donk bets + reraises me a lot even with mid pair hits



      BTN: $11.99
      SB: $6.00
      BB: $4.74
      Hero (UTG): $6.89
      CO: $6.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.09) Hero is UTG with J :spade: A :diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.18, 2 folds, SB calls $0.15, BB calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.54) 7 :heart: A :club: 5 :heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.24, SB folds, BB raises to $0.63, Hero calls $0.39

      Turn: ($1.80) 3 :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.35, Hero calls $1.35

      River: ($4.50) 4 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Final Pot: $4.50
      BB shows 7 :diamond: 5 :spade:
      Hero mucks J :spade: A :diamond:
      BB wins $4.24
      (Rake: $0.26)


      Thoughts:
      • more fishes, more donks, more maniacs, more variance
      • There's no player search! i want to leave and re-enter a table to have position vs the fish but i can't.
      • haven't gotten used with the software yet. time bank's too fast. i keep finding myself sitting out. been playing only 4 tables so far.
      • variance and luck, wooootttt. sigh
      • my problem so far is that i'm too result-oriented. i keep checking how much i won or lost. my goal for now is to be decision oriented as possible, and of course win!!!



      Current BR: $96.96
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      these hands look fine to me :) just keep grinding and results will come.

      definitely more badbeats here with more fish. remember to just go for pure value and bet (even overbet) when u have the nutz :) . at the start i also got sit out a ton. try less tabs and keep adding as you get used to it.

      most important thing is not to tilt :D
    • YinYangS
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      yup, thanks Wendy. i hope results will come soon though before i'm forced to move down the limits. wooot, ahahaha

      but yeah, way more fishes. i happened to sit on a table where i labelled all 5 of them as fish. ahahaha xD

      i found a nice quote earlier. i was in a jeep as i was going home earlier after riding my little brother to school, and i found this quote on the back of a man's t-shirt.

      "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world and they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.

      Impossible is not a fact, it's an opinion.

      Impossible is not a declaration, it's a dare.

      Impossible is potential.

      Impossible is temporary.

      Impossible is nothing."



      Prepping myself and my mindset for another session with the fishes tomorrow. :)
    • Phgrinder
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      iron stomache glen! iron stomache! hehee
    • YinYangS
      YinYangS
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      bulging stomach pa lang meron ako eh. ahahaha xD

      need to exercise, wooottt!!!

      Originally posted by dwyt84
      iron stomache glen! iron stomache! hehee
    • YinYangS
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      boo yah!! i'm officially earning points again. ahahaha :D

      Your current status: Bronze

      11 Points
      Your status next month:

      You will keep Bronze status.

      Earn 89 points to reach Silver status.
    • Phgrinder
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      try to rake 100$ in a week. they let you in a 5,000$ freeroll. very people play and its soft :D
    • Heave112
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      Joined: 27.03.2009 Posts: 458
      I've played at 888 poker for around 4 months and can tell you, BIGGEST DONKEY INFESTED PLAYERS ON EARTH. Just play according to the starting hand chart poker strategy suggest and watch videos/articles and you will crush them like bugs. I've turned 60 into 1250 in 3 months on this site. I suggest you use a HUD, at least use Pokerstrategy Elephant, until you can afford Holdem Manager 2 microstakes . For me its a Major -EV if i touch online poker without one and personally wouldn't even dream of playing without it; especially since I 10 table. A huge beneficial suggestion for you, get Manycam program if you dont have a pc cameras. Play on the Cameras 6max tables, fishiest tables on 888 poker. Its almost free money rofl..
    • YinYangS
      YinYangS
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      Originally posted by dwyt84
      try to rake 100$ in a week. they let you in a 5,000$ freeroll. very people play and its soft :D
      woah! that's atleast $14 of rake per day. and today i only raked $3.50 playing for 3 hours. wooootttt
    • YinYangS
      YinYangS
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      Originally posted by Heave112
      I've played at 888 poker for around 4 months and can tell you, BIGGEST DONKEY INFESTED PLAYERS ON EARTH. Just play according to the starting hand chart poker strategy suggest and watch videos/articles and you will crush them like bugs. I've turned 60 into 1250 in 3 months on this site. I suggest you use a HUD, at least use Pokerstrategy Elephant, until you can afford Holdem Manager 2 microstakes . For me its a Major -EV if i touch online poker without one and personally wouldn't even dream of playing without it; especially since I 10 table. A huge beneficial suggestion for you, get Manycam program if you dont have a pc cameras. Play on the Cameras 6max tables, fishiest tables on 888 poker. Its almost free money rofl..
      i have bought HEM 1 already. but i didn't upgrade it yet to HEM 2. yeah, i noticed the player/s per flop percentage is higher on the cameras tables. will try them!

      oh donks oh donks, la la la la la. :P
    • Zareos
      Zareos
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      Originally posted by YinYangS
      Originally posted by Heave112
      I've played at 888 poker for around 4 months and can tell you, BIGGEST DONKEY INFESTED PLAYERS ON EARTH. Just play according to the starting hand chart poker strategy suggest and watch videos/articles and you will crush them like bugs. I've turned 60 into 1250 in 3 months on this site. I suggest you use a HUD, at least use Pokerstrategy Elephant, until you can afford Holdem Manager 2 microstakes . For me its a Major -EV if i touch online poker without one and personally wouldn't even dream of playing without it; especially since I 10 table. A huge beneficial suggestion for you, get Manycam program if you dont have a pc cameras. Play on the Cameras 6max tables, fishiest tables on 888 poker. Its almost free money rofl..
      i have bought HEM 1 already. but i didn't upgrade it yet to HEM 2. yeah, i noticed the player/s per flop percentage is higher on the cameras tables. will try them!

      oh donks oh donks, la la la la la. :P
      I remember on one of the other threads Alfincor1 (I think) said the cam tables are incredibly soft on 888, but I think he was talking about tourneys.
      So, have fun :f_love:
    • YinYangS
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      i limp. i overlimp. i call. i raise. i go all-in. i fold. end of the story. :D





      Biggest money won: $5.41
      Biggest money lost: $0.57 (because i folded my pocket Queens vs aggression on a wet board, LOL)

      Hands: 407
      VPIP: 20.7
      PFR: 10.1
      AF: 2.64

      Current BR: $116.70

      Woooottt, Boo yah!!!! :D
    • purplefizz
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      badabing badaboom!

      even though ur stats look funny :D
    • YinYangS
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      Originally posted by purplefizz
      badabing badaboom!

      even though ur stats look funny :D
      you know, articles say that one should adjust according to your opponent's play. i adjusted so this is how it went. LOL
    • purplefizz
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      adjusting is very important i agree :)