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    • tzveti
      tzveti
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 210
      :tongue: :D Ok , wait a little
      Mansioncasino.com was succesefully uninstalled.Please visit mansion.com if you want to install and play again
      Ok now nothing's bothering me and I can begin. :D
      My name is Cveti and im 20 years old, currently live in Strasbourg and am studying computer science.My Poker story isnt rly long :
      Started playing poker 4 months ago,didnt want to risk my own money so i played mostly freerolls.Later i found a site that gave free bankrolls( just like this one, but a lot worse), but as i was very inexperienced i went with my entire bankroll in two tables and got broke (ofc, the site wasnt offering anything like pokerstrategy - the articles , coaching and videos are a must).
      Then, my roommate reffered me to this site, where i got my money, but read the articles and visited some coaching before i started playing.

      So, after a week of heavy training( my roommate had some poker books too, which i read) on the theory, i wanted to see how i've mastered it in practice. I did watch my friend play, he even let me play sometimes , but now it was my money( or PS.com's ), so i wanted to do my best.
      more in this topic.


      So with a lot of bad beats, mad tilt and finishing with some decent tournament play and lack of bad beats i have turned the 50$ from PS to 492$ over a night.Still, that means nothing.

      Now I find myself with a huge bankroll and not enough confidence to play the limits it allows me, so I'll stick to NL10 BSS at least for a week.I currently can play two tables at a time with no problems, Mansion's terrible software is making more a hard task.

      Work done so far:

      Studied all the BSS articles.
      Watched two BSS videos.
      Finished the 4th season of high stakes poker.Not much of a help though :P
      Read Ed miller's Small stakes holdem, Bobby Baldwin's Winning Poker Strategies, Ken Warren teaches hold'em ,and two tournament books and Mike caro's book of tells ( the last one isnt of much help for online play, but damn, that guy is writing good :D ).Currently reading Doyle's super system.

      My current objectives:

      -Visit BSS coachings.
      -Post 10 hands a week.
      -Review all the articles again.
      -Finish Doyle's super system.
      -Buy the Super system 2 and some other books specialised on cash games ( the two tournament ones were clearly worth it :) )
      -Reach the 1000 Mansion points mark.
      -Take the 2000 SP for the Elephant licence(Currently have poker office, and its not working with mansion- so i need another tracker).
      +Im not making any cash success plans.I guess 5-6BB/100 would be nice , but cant really measure it without a tracking software.Also, I play way below my bankroll, so cash isnt the primary concern for now.

      My initial banrkoll is 492.6$ [COLOR=green]+442.6$[/color]
      My current MCPs are 19. 981 to go

      Ok Im rdy to go.Any suggestions will be apreciated greatly.Any questions will be answered in detail.
      And for a pleasant end of the blog, here's a photo i took 20 mins ago:
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    • megaB
      megaB
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      Joined: 27.02.2008 Posts: 478
      hi
      first of all nice tilt and nice finish in your tournament, i kinda did the same thing : built my br to 300$ from 50$, got sucked out an insane number of times and lost everything that was left by gambling at NL**insert number bigger than my bankroll**
      but then i deposited 20 bucsk on mansion, registered in a 10$ tourney and won it for 770$, that was so great. Since then I played NL25 SH and mr br is now at 930$ but the thing is I already had a 5month experience with NL SH Big Stack before last summer, and had to cash out everything to pay for a trip to Moscow.

      As you don't seem to have a lot of practical experience, I would recommend you play at NL10 FR or SH, try both and see what form you prefer.

      450$ br is really no overroll for NL10, it is 45buy-ins, and I guess an overroll starts at 100 buy-ins minimum, and that number increases as you go up limits. Any guy playing NL2K has a minimum of 200K roll... or at least he has the money in his bank account or stock market or whatever.

      I would add I am not a big fan of moving up limits once you have played a fixed number of hands or once you have the bankroll for it. I guess you should move up once you feel pretty sure you have beaten the limit you're in and just get bored playing these newbies :D . Whether that takes 5K hands or 100K is up to you and your talent i guess.

      anyway, gl and if you rise swiftly to nl25, beware of screenname cczzarr ;)
    • tzveti
      tzveti
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 210
      A little update
      Current bankroll $502.8 +452.8
      Caught a guy on a complete bluff, cost him a lot.
      I Wont be playing anymore today.
      The biggest disadvantage of me living with someone else is that we share the same PC and we both play poker, so we have to find schedule our sessions accordingly. Mine is over for today.

      @megaB - Yeah , we have the same stories.I dont think Im rdy for SH play, and i find myself a bit too loose anyway - dont want to justify it by reducing the ring :D .Nice hearing that you used your roll for a practical thing, I'm looking for that too ;) . MB ill buy myself a PC in a month or two ( if i dont go broke :P ).And thanks, I'll watch out for you :D
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      erm... 100buy-ins is far too nitty for (BSS) cash i think!

      on topic: gl for your goals :D (and nice start!)
    • darkonebg
      darkonebg
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      Joined: 17.01.2008 Posts: 9,508
      Hey, thats my baby in the photo :D Nice one though!
      Just wanted to encourage you here too. You can do it dear! :P
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      Here's something for you if you want to move up carefully :
      Either have 25 buy-ins (instead of 100) or the higher limit AND have at least 25k hands at the current limit. Then I think you're sure you can beat the current limit and have enough cash to move up, as long as you move down in time (whether that is at 15 buyins or 20 buyins is none of my business)
      And welcome...
    • megaB
      megaB
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      just wanted to point out I said 100buy-ins was an overroll for small stakes, but 45 isn't
      it also depends on whether you play FR (obv 25 is engouh), SH (50 is better) or HU (I think 75 is a minimum)

      On mansion I once asked a regular waiting at his headsup table how many buyins should one guy have at NL1K+, and he said without a doubt 100 buyins is a minimum
      Sure at lower stakes this number can be divided by 2, or 3.

      Plus I've heard of downswing going on for more than 100K hand (pokerEV allin luck) and you'll need more than 25buyin against such a stretched-out swing.

      Just my 2cents
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      30 BI for SH is fine, but you obviously have to be capable of moving down when you go under 30BI...
    • tzveti
      tzveti
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 210
      Thanks for the suggestions,proper BRM is way more clear to me now, but for now Ill stick to NL10 though.

      Been trying today on 4 tables for like 1-2 hours - its not an easy task, especially with the Mansion super lazy full of buggs software.
      Still, going nice, passive tables with lots of calling stations are rly nice for a BSS player.Played some TAG poker and so far it pays off.
      Now I have another concern - The mansion points needed to withdraw/clear the bonus are far too much.I mean, its equal to Full tilt points, and FTPs come like 10:1 compared to MCPs.
      Ok, now i got PT to work with mansion, feel pretty proud about myself :D .
      It made me realise how bad hands/hour rate Mansion really has.

      Guess Im on a lucky swing :tongue:
    • vladnz
      vladnz
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      Joined: 17.01.2007 Posts: 1,355
      raise more pre-flop hands if you play SH
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      Originally posted by vladnz
      raise more pre-flop hands
      FYP :P
    • tzveti
      tzveti
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      @vladnz - I play ten handed, and the tables are pretty loose passive, so stealing isnt rly profitable. And anyway, its only after 550 hands, I didnt have much raising hands.
      @chenny8888 what is FYP ? :D
    • undercover82
      undercover82
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      F... You Pu... obviously :O :O
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      Originally posted by undercover82
      F... Your Pu... obviously :O :O
      FYP!
    • undercover82
      undercover82
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      Originally posted by Yoghi
      Originally posted by undercover82
      F... Your Pu... obviously :O :O
      FYP noob!

      FYP
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      Originally posted by undercover82
      Originally posted by Yoghi
      Originally posted by undercover82
      F... Your Post... obviously :O :O
      FYP noob!

      FYP
      FYP! you guys all fail!
    • tzveti
      tzveti
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 210
      You are spammers ! :D
      Any way, to sum it for today:
      300 hands on cash, considering i play 4 tables - not much ffs.
      And as a last, all the Nl10 tables werefull,so I decided to run a set of 4 turbo sng's - my lucky swing continues, finished out 7th in one of them, and won the other 3.
      Current banrkoll : 590$...
      Still cant believe I made a 1000 BB's profit with 4 sngs and less than 1k hands..lucky i guess..
      And for a finish, a hand in which the note "REAL MANIAC" on villain that apparently I had put helped me a lot :

      Stacks:
      UTG ($7.70)
      UTG+1 ($12.10)
      UTG+2 ($2.45)
      MP1 ($10.00)
      MP2 ($3.10)
      Hero ($9.75)
      CO ($1.65)
      BTN ($9.80)
      SB ($22.25)
      BB ($1.95)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 10 players) Hero is MP3 A: J:
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero bets $0.50, 1 fold, BTN bets $0.90, 2 folds, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.40.

      Flop: :7c: Q: A: ($2.05, 2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2, Hero calls $2.

      Turn: Q: ($6.05, 2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN goes all-in $6.90, Hero goes all-in $6.85

      River: A: ($19.8, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $19.80
      BTN shows: K: :7d:
      Hero shows: A: J:

      BTN wins $0.05 ( lost -$9.75 )
      Hero wins $18.8 ( won +$9.05 )
      MP2 lost -$0.10

      Cutoff was sitting out , so i considered myself as in a late position

      ====================================

      Another day has passed,and nothing new happened today.Tried some NL15, but its surprisingly tight compared to NL10's fishes.In addition, I have some "customers", who "borrowed" me probably the half of my current cash winnings, which I always hunt down before I start playing :tongue:
      My lucky upswing continues :P
      Current Bankroll: 640.9$
      Current MCP: 70.5 (damn those are hard to gain)
    • darkonebg
      darkonebg
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      Joined: 17.01.2008 Posts: 9,508
      Nice progress girl!
      She seems to be lucky, and I've seen her get lucky one or two times, but I've seen her make some good calls/laydowns as well. Her determination surprises me :P
    • vsaavuori
      vsaavuori
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      Joined: 02.03.2008 Posts: 12
      lol, WP!
      Keep posting!
    • tzveti
      tzveti
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 210
      My regular daily update :D
      Played another 1k hands today, and got a series of bad beats(finally, i was wondering when its going to happen),so only 100BBs progress today.
      I think i can totally beat this limit, but im imposing my 10k rule.Ill make a minimum of 10k hands on every limit before i move to the next one,if i have the correct bankroll that is.I'll also update my graph every 5k hands, to see how Im doing.
      Objective update:
      -Finish 10k NlL10 hands.
      -Make Gold in PS till the end of the month.
      -Make the 1500MCP to claim the bonus.
      Current Bankroll: [color=green]651.9$[/color]
      Current MCP : 109