Low stakes sng career so far....

    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      Ok I thought I would make a blog I have already made a semi one on a different section of this forum but I will make a proper one now as back then when I wrote it I wasn't as experienced as I am now.

      I am gemma if you don't already know and I am from England. Started playing 3 weeks ago thanks to this site. Started on $3 turbos on pokerstars which was pretty naughty but I didn't like the $1 normal sngs. Well anyway looking back I probably got very lukky and quickly built my bankroll off these sngs.

      MTT Achievements so far:
      HORSE $3 mtt $196 1st
      180 man sng $4 £215 1st

      They were nice little bankroll boasts and they allowed me to play $6 turbos which I find easier than $3. My ROI after about500 games on $6 is nearly 25% compared to $3 which is only 12.5%. I think the change from 10ppl to 9ppl is a big factor in this and generally more fish.

      Started on $50 like most people and I have managed so far to increase that to $1014. $400 of that i however took out to buy an xbox :P . My current bankroll atm is $617.

      My graph

      My objectives:
      -reach platinum (960points off)
      -avoid tilt
      -Post 10 hands (and learn how to convert pokerstars handhistories so I stop annoying the coaches and judges with my long winded posts)
      - keep building bankroll to progress to $16 turbos
      -pray for elephant sng tracking to be updated would improve my game beyond bounds.

      Thank you for reading my blog gl at the tables!
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    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      Hi gemgem69, nice to see you are starting a blog, keep us informed and good luck with your goals!
    • tzveti
      tzveti
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      Hi :)
      Be sure to update your blog often, as Im(and surely many more) are interested
      Nice winnings, and good that you've enjoyed the practical side of the things :)
      Currently, we have similar bankrolls,amazing :D
    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      hey thanks for the comment. L8ly I have just been breaking even but today I did win a sunday million seat deciding what to do with it.

      bankroll atm $715

      been bubbling out abit but that doesn't bother as long as I am getting in the final 5 every sng I am giving myself to finsh itm. I think I am too aggressive around the bubble especially with a big stack and l8ly iv bin blowing it away due to bad luck and bad timing eg. I push A6 into a similar stack size holding AA and its like pffffffffff but I am $100 from last update and broke even last two days. Also setting up up a sng group alot of people have been interested and we are in the middle of setting something up. So everythings guuud :)
    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      Joined: 22.03.2008 Posts: 214
      Current bankroll: $747

      Things have been quite slow lately but atleast I am making small profit, started pratising in mtts not doing to well so ill stick to sngs till I reach $1k.
    • RMB
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      Wow, i admire your patience to stick to sngs until you reach 1k. ^^

      Good luck
    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      Thought I would update my blog been awhile. Today I won another 180 sng $4 and took home $215. 4 days ago I took a further $400 out as I see poker as a nice little weekend job. I will ofcourse advance further but I think my progress is good atm and after 6 weeks sticking at $6 is not such a bad idea. I mean you hear all the time about people advancing through the limits experiencing big downswings well I havn't experienced a downswing just dry periods where I will go 10-20buy ins down or something.

      Current bankroll $450
      Overall profit $1250
    • chenny8888
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      10 or 20 buy-ins down is a downswing! :P but nice work, Q6o nutssss!
    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      I dont really feel it though because I mix between $3 n $6 downswing is about $30-$100, quite manageable.
    • SoyCD
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      Very nice progress you have been making. You seem like quite the adept tournament player :)
    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      Had a semi downswing yesterday but Iv come through it and finished in profit today aftre about 20sngs. I really feel my game improving i am so happy, gettin lots of help off the sample hands forum and getting good feedback. I am thinkin about taking on omaha PL SH probably start at nl10 love that game, any advice?

      Current bankroll: $490
      Overall Profit: $1290


      how do u get grpahs up any1 I am sure sum1s told me but I am a flid.


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    • gemgem69
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      Been away for awhile but still been able to play poker. Went to my cousin who lives in Kent and I set aside $50 which I was prepared to lose with my cousin having fun,. Infact we ended up winning $50 over what originally had. Just got back played about 12 sngs and earnt another $50.

      Total profit: $1400
      Current bankroll : $600

      I believe I have my name all over this limit now and feel perfectly comfortable. Currently

      65th low orbit
      13th high orbit

      for my limit on the leaderboards. And tbh I feel I could of done alot better but nvm. I'll continiou with the grind...
    • p0kerQT
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      if u upload it here then it'll give u a URL to paste (im a flid too.. can't get anything to work properly lol) then click insert image n paste the url there
    • gemgem69
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      woop woop I did it. enjoy :)
    • Snodreliss
      Snodreliss
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      Nice graph, no really big downswings:) Keep it up! :)
    • SoyCD
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      Wow, very very nice.

      Quite an impressive climb over such a short period of time. 18% ROI over 1500 games is really good :)

      Keep it up!
    • gemgem69
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      ty for comments on my grpah.

      today I waas swinging all over the place but managed to finish $25 up. I also took a pot shot at $16 opened up 4 tables and got a 1st and 3rd place finish. And i ws amazed how fishy it was. Possibly even worst than $6 in these particluar sngs.

      Current bankroll $620
      Total profit $1420
    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      wow where do I start last couple of days have been great.

      finished 27th on high orbit venus and got $30 :)
      Went in a $3 rebuy and won $50 not great but it will do.
      Just finished a mega upswinging session where I started on $640 and reached $800 after about 20 games.

      Current bankroll: $800
      Total profit: $1600

      ps. look out for me on leaderboard this week got a good block going atm.
    • Zeffke
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      Nice to see you are running hot... keep going that way ;)
    • gemgem69
      gemgem69
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      been ages since I updated this but I am glad to say everythings going good. Haven't had time lately to play as much but Iv played some and cashed. Had a small downswing as well for awhile since last time I posted but come out of that positively and learnt me alot. e.g I cant win every coin flip :P . Tried some big mtts yawn and finish in money but never anything to brag about because I get bored and lose concertration. Hopefully I can play in the PS weekend tornies if they move to pokerstars and show what i am made of :D

      Also took another $400 because of my downswing because psychologically I do better if i believe i am buildin if i have alot in there i get irresponsible and go in to many mtts and HU that i mainly break even on.

      Current bankrol: $700
      Overall profit: $1900

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