gettin' started... again (back in business)

    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      Helly guys,

      first of all I'm introducing myself. My name ist Marcel, I am 21 years old and I'm studying "Electrical Engineering" in Aachen.

      I started poker about two and a half years ago. Since then I had some good and some bad times as all regular poker players. Due to personal reasons I had to cashout my bankroll. Now I decided to start again. So I made a 100$ deposit at Partypoker. I am playing NL5 FR.

      My setup:
      screen: 19"
      tables: 6
      layout: click here
      additional software: Pokertracker V2, PokerAceHud, PokerGrapher, PokerEV, Setometer, Texas Grab'Em

      Now I played about 3000 hands. Here are my stats and my graph:

      Pokertracker stats:


      PokerGrapher graph:


      Bankroll: 110,28$

      I hope some of you are interested in my poker carreer and I get some feedback . I also planned to record a video but I'm running "Windows XP" in a virtual machine under linux so everytime I start recording my pointer is invisible what makes it impossible to play poker.
  • 73 replies
    • Heidiiii
      Heidiiii
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      Joined: 02.04.2008 Posts: 1
      Good luck
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Nice layout, where'd ya get it ?
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      I found it in the german forum:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/de/forum/thread.php?threadid=100919
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hello anstaendig and welcome to the English part of the forums!

      Looking forward to seeing you progress :)

      Best regards,
      SoyCD
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Originally posted by anstaendig
      I found it in the german forum:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/de/forum/thread.php?threadid=100919
      Thanks :D
      Guess I don't need to photoshop everything then.
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      nice! although not so nice that you're studying electrical engineering. that subject sucks ;)
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      As I mentioned in the subject I'm running pretty bad. I've lost almost 80% of my coinflips and some other AA vs. KK. My aces marked red in my pokertracker stats. I hope it's not a big downswing...

      Pokertracker stats:


      PokerGrapher graph:


      Here are two examples of how bad I run:

      1)

      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)        
      Position
      MP2
      UTG

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:club: , A:diamond: . UTG posts a blind of $0.04.
      UTG checks, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 5 folds, UTG calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.46) J:club: , 8:heart: , A:spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.28, UTG raises to $0.64, Hero calls $0.36.

      Turn: ($1.74) T:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.64, Hero raises to $4.14 (All-In), UTG raises to $3.16 (All-In).

      River: ($9.04) 9:diamond:


      Final Pot: $9.04

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ Ac, Ad ] three of a kind, Aces
      UTG shows [ Qs, Js ] a straight Eight to Queen
      Hero wins $0.98 USD with three of a kind, Aces.
      UTG wins $7.66 USD with a straight, Eight to Queen.


      2)

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A:heart: , A:spade:
      Hero raises to $0.16, 5 folds, CO raises to $0.35, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.44, CO raises to $2.52 (All-In), Hero calls $1.08.

      Flop: ($5.10) 9:club: , Q:club: , K:club:
      Turn: ($5.10) 7:spade:
      River: ($5.10) 9:spade:


      Final Pot: $5.10

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ Ah, As ] two pairs, Aces and Nines
      CO shows [ Ks, Kd ] a full house, Kings full of Nines
      CO wins $4.85 USD with a full house, Kings full of Nines.


      Goals for this weekend:
        - reach 10.00 hands
        - ending my downswing :)


      Bankroll: 103.89$
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      That's bad luck, but 4000 hands doesn't mean anything.
      Post some hands and learn ^^
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      I know that 4.000 hands are no samplesize. And of course I'm posting hands but I think in this two examples I made no mistakes ;)
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      No, you just can't fold AA on NL5, no matter that board is :D
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      indeed :>
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      It's time to write down what happened in the last couple of days. I didn't reach my goal to play 10.00 hands due to a MTT Session yesterday on PokerStars. I also tried to play some 3$ SnG's but I don't really like these kamikaze speed SnG's and the rake is unbeatable. But I played about 8.000 hands and the kind of downswing (also bad play included) finally ended today. Here are my stats:

      PokerTracker stats:


      PokerGrapher graph:


      I also changed my table layout to get a "clearer" look:


      I posted a lot of hands in the forum (and also in the german because you can just post about 15 hands a day or so) and analysed my game. I think my biggest leak is that I'm doing too many "moves" probably because I played a lot of NL25 and NL50 SH before and the lower limits are too fishy to outplay someone. I'm trying hard to change that but I hope I can get up the limits as fast as possible to play NL25 SH again.

      Goals till sunday:

        - play about 15.000 hands total
        - post as many interesting hands as possible (some in german, some here)
        - watch some videos and visit some of the coachings


      Current bankroll: 127,38
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      Here are two additional graphs to inform you about my game:



    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      It's so ridicolous... I'm starting to run really bad. Here are some examples:

      1)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)     
      Position
      BU
      UTG+1
      UTG+2
      MP2

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:diamond: , A:diamond:
      UTG+1 raises to $0.16, UTG+2 calls $0.16, MP1 folds, Hero calls $0.16, 2 folds, BU calls $0.16, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.70) A:club: , 9:spade: , 8:heart: (4 players)
      UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 bets $0.28, Hero raises to $0.80, BU calls $0.80, 2 folds.

      Turn: ($2.58) 9:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, BU raises to $2.48 (All-In).

      River: ($7.56) Q:club:


      Final Pot: $7.56

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows [ 8c, 7c ] a flush, Ace high
      Hero shows [ Qd, Ad ] two pairs, Aces and Queens
      Hero wins $0.02 USD with two pairs, Aces and Queens.
      BU wins $7.17 USD with a flush, Ace high.


      3)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)       
      Position
      MP1
      CO

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 6:heart: , 6:spade:
      2 folds, Hero calls $0.04, 2 folds, CO raises to $0.20, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.46) 3:heart: , 6:diamond: , K:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.24, Hero calls $0.24.

      Turn: ($0.94) 4:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.45, CO raises to $0.90, Hero raises to $1.35, CO raises to $2.04, Hero raises to $2.73, CO raises to $4.83 (All-In), Hero raises to $4.56 (All-In).

      River: ($10.33) Q:club:


      Final Pot: $10.33

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ 6h, 6s ] three of a kind, Sixes
      CO shows [ Ks, Kh ] three of a kind, Kings
      CO wins $0.27 USD with three of a kind, Kings.
      CO wins $9.56 USD with three of a kind, Kings.


      4)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)        
      Position
      MP3
      SB

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 4:club: , 4:heart:
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0.04, Hero calls $0.04, 2 folds, SB raises to $0.24, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.56) 8:heart: , 4:diamond: , A:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.35, Hero raises to $1.00, SB raises to $3.00, Hero raises to $4.76 (All-In), SB raises to $4.72 (All-In).

      Turn: ($10.04) J:spade:
      River: ($10.04) 3:club:


      Final Pot: $10.04

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows [ 4c, 4h ] three of a kind, Fours
      SB shows [ Ad, Ac ] three of a kind, Aces
      Hero wins $0.04 USD with three of a kind, Fours.
      SB wins $9.50 USD with three of a kind, Aces.




      Bankroll: 112,87$
    • RMB
      RMB
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      Joined: 29.03.2008 Posts: 599
      Nice downswings.. I have them all the time now lol.. So i haven't played for 3 days now.. Good luck to you.. I was up to 120$ myself but then the plane crashed.. >.>
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      I can't say it's a downswing yet, just during about 1.500 hands where I faced some sick spots without any chance to keep my stack. Hope it's not a fkn swing...
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      Resize images to 800x640 format please, in the interest of the poor 15" screen folks
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      Hello downsing...
      I analyzed my game and found some spots where I could've saved some money but in total I loose when I'm favourite all the time.

      Look at this shit:









      I also played at two tables NL25 SH when I was a bit upset and lost about 10$. Then I stopped immediately...

      Bankroll: 89,37$
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      That's tough ... having bad allin luck and getting coolered often X(
      But it will change around ... 7BI swings are daily for all us, just hope you get many of them in a row.