SnG Low Grind (With the odd MTT)

    • Deadbillis
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      Hi All hows it going.

      I was going to start a MSS grind blog but things have changed!!!

      It all started a week Friday ago, when I watched Chenny888s WCOOP video series. (A really good watch btw well worth the time investment especially if you play Deep Stacks.)
      After watching this I thought to myself "I think I'd like to have a go at that!" But how to do it? My br was why too low to invest in these. So while I thought about how to go about it I played a few sng 9 & 30 seater $2.40s. What do you know, I start winning straight away! I win a 30 seater and double my br, I Wow!!! $50 suddenly $100!

      Now I start looking for some micro MTTs "Oh look" (I say to myself) ".50c rebuys, they look like they might be fun"

      I watch a couple to see how people play them and notice fish shoving all over the place with trash and rebuying (I calculated one fish spent $20 in one game).

      I decide to play Rock-MegaAgg-Push or Fold from the get-go and rebuy once per tourny and addon if it added 25% to my stack (no mathmatics in this number just figured if it made less impact on my stack it was not worth spending the extra .50c)
      So last Wednesday I play one and wow I finish 4th out of 3224! $136 to the br!

      br looking good!!! But I still want to try some Deep Stacks.

      I um and er about Moving some br over to Stars (had a really bad run there in Jan and had not gone back sincec) . I remembered I had quite a few FPPs so decided to try satelitte. 2nd sat. I get ticket to Sunday Storm. Field of 32,000 I finish 1135th and get $72.

      So now I have a stars br of $72 and my main site br is $180
      Monday I play 15 SnGs and finish +$15
      Tuesday I Move up to $5.50 & Play 9 SnGs and Finish +$37.4
      So far today I've Played 13 (Mix $2.40&$5.50) and I'm +$15.

      Stars br $97
      Main site br $260 (includes some rake bonus and a weird $20 bonus I got just for login the other day)

      Total br has increased from $50 to $357


      First of all I need to thank Chenny888 and also The-Nose as without their vidoes I would not be getting ITM often enough.


      Lets see how we go from here.
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    • Deadbillis
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      The 0-17 are freerolls and 10c Stars (That's how low my br was there)
    • Deadbillis
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      Not a nice session on Stars $3.50 SnG!!!!
      Must outdraws I've had for ages... (Guess I was due!).
      Had so many JJ, QQ & KKs and none held up! AK was no better! This got called with 4 even stacks left villain had J8s. Blinds were only 150 he 3bet me and called my push hit 8 on river!
      Even AA got done by A5 off! And I made a miss click when I meant to push on the turn! Made no difference but just summed up the session!

      Poker Stars, $3.16 Buy-in (10/20 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP3: 1,515 (75.8 bb)
      CO: 1,490 (74.5 bb)
      BTN: 1,505 (75.3 bb)
      SB: 1,480 (74 bb)
      Hero (BB): 1,500 (75 bb)
      UTG+1: 1,500 (75 bb)
      UTG+2: 1,500 (75 bb)
      MP1: 2,030 (101.5 bb)
      MP2: 980 (49 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A A
      UTG+1 raises to 80, 3 folds, MP3 calls 80, 2 folds, SB calls 70, Hero raises to 240, UTG+1 folds, MP3 calls 160, SB folds

      Flop: (640) 4 3 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets 420, MP3 calls 420

      Turn: (1,480) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets 20, MP3 raises to 400, Hero raises to 840 and is all-in, MP3 calls 440

      River: (3,160) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: 3,160 pot
      Final Board: 4 3 2 6 2
      MP3 showed 5 A and won 3,160 (1,660 net)
      Hero showed A A and lost (-1,500 net)



      Managed 1 x 1st and 1 x 2nd out of 12 games!!!

      Was feeling a little stressed so went for a quick nl2 on Zoom and came off after 100 hands up $5 (vp was 12!!!) That cheered me up!

      Oh well back to it tomorrow.

      Night peeps.
    • IngridN
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      Big welcome to our blogs section and good luck Deadbillis!
    • Deadbillis
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      Cheers Ingrid.

      Just played a quick session on Zoom (not feeling SnG today so figured I'd leave it alone until evening)

      Played both NL2 & NL5 6max (Don't know if multi tabling is recommended but I quite enjoy it)

      400 hands and +$19

      Did a hero push on a big stack who I had seen bullybluff and suckout a few hands before. Bit scary!

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $5.23 (104.6 bb)
      SB: $18.15 (363 bb)
      Hero (BB): $8.79 (175.8 bb)
      UTG: $10.11 (202.2 bb)
      MP: $3.59 (71.8 bb)
      CO: $4.32 (86.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T T
      UTG raises to $0.15, 3 folds, SB calls $0.13, Hero raises to $0.60, UTG folds, SB calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.35) K 9 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.95, SB raises to $2.65, Hero raises to $8.19, SB folds

      Results: $6.65 pot ($0.28 rake)
      Final Board: K 9 9
      SB mucked and lost (-$3.25 net)
      Hero mucked T T and won $6.37 ($3.12 net)

      Don;t think it's a recommended play at this level but I was playing the player rather than the cards.
      My thought process was:

      Whats beating me here?
      JJ, QQ, AA = Would he flat call me with these??? Maybe but with his previous agg play I think not. If he did slow play them can he call a push? Not with convidence.

      KK = Again pre flop think he 4bets, And on this flop he flat calls me for the trap.

      AK = COULD HAVE THIS! Can he call push? Maybe but again hard call.

      A9-2-9= If he called my raise with this fair play (must be psycic).
      K9 = Would trap with flat call on flop
      99 = Would trap with on flop.

      I think he has: trash 80%, AK 12% Monster, 5%, JJ-AA 3%= push.
    • Deadbillis
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      5 $5.50 SnG single tables (Not many players about so was playing D2x oubleups and 3x Turbos. Not ideal but slit screen aloud me to seperate the gameplay styles)

      Made a mistake early on one turbo with AK! Figured I was walking into a trap with Aces and I hit AK on flop!!!!!! Head was screaming at me to chuck it away 'BUT IT LOOKED SO GOOD!' Stupid me push to his reraise! What a surprise he called me before my chips had hit the virtual felt!

      ITM on both Double ups and 1st on 1 Turbo (4th on the other.... hate that position!)

      $27.50 invest
      Winnings
      $35

      Net $7.50
    • Deadbillis
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      Need to MTT

      BI for 3 MTTs range $1r, $2r & $5Freezeout. Start in 15mins will update on the hour.
    • Deadbillis
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      Out of the $5 : (
      40vp fish found KK against my JJ. Oh well maybe get him next time.

      $2 6max r: I'm Chip Leader with no rebuys. Decided to purchase Addon as it gives my 20% on 2nd place.

      Daily Dollar r: 1 xRebuy currently 86th(itm) with 454 remaining.
    • Deadbillis
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      2nd in $2 6max!!!! Only short field so $30

      Should have done better but was dominated 2to1 HU by a guy who had no right to make it the. 54/33!!! Sucked out so many times I thought he was chewing a gob stopper! I ended up calling him with QT and he had AJ!

      Daily Dollar currently 92nd out of 200 remaining. Just got trapped for 5k which dropped me down a bit.
    • Deadbillis
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      Daily Dollar

      Just had a scare on the turn after a fish called my 4bet push (QQ) with AJ! He hit A on turn I hit Q on river.

      32BB
      Currently 67th with 140 left. Bubble coming up soon!
    • Deadbillis
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      Daily Dollar made the Bubble
      20BBs

      Got a guy to my left who is sitting on 40bbs and is tilting massive. He keeps moaning at players for slow playing so the whole table is now slow playing. Just to see him donk his chips.
    • Deadbillis
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      Daily Dollar

      Down to 12BBs gonna look for a spot soon.
    • Deadbillis
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      Wow!

      Went in with 99 got called by QQ I hit Quads!!!!

      Ding Dong!

      34BBs now.
    • Deadbillis
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      3rd Hour break,

      Just had pock5s trip on flop but no action so took the pot down.

      Currently 35th out of 70

      Sitting on 25Bbs
    • Deadbillis
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      Down to 15Bbs with 57 left. Time for another spot coming up.
    • Deadbillis
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      Double up with KJ against 77. I 4bet pushed on his min 3bet and he called. I won the race. 19th with 39 left.

      25BBs
    • Deadbillis
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      Made a move with A8s and ran into JJ from a big stack.

      Finished 30th

      Really slow game.

      Could have waited a few more rounds but it was nice position.

      Really loose Giant Stack raised from ep1 4xBBs, I pushed from MP3 with a sitout, short stacks and 1 rock to get past before the loose had to decide if his hand was worth 40% of his stack.

      Unfortunatly the Rock had the JJ! Still had outs aginst him but no suckout for me this time.

      Total MTT Invest $11

      Winnings $40

      Net $29.
    • Deadbillis
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      Cash Thanks to Zoom going the right way.
    • Deadbillis
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      And Tourneys looking pretty too.
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