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A bag full of tricks. KortKongens MTT blog

    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Hello guys, welcome to my blog :D

      My name is Martin and I am 21 years old. I live in Denmark, in a city called Odense. I been a member of ps.com for some time, but have never really been active in the forum. But thats gonna change now with this blog :)

      :club: My poker history :club:

      I used to be be a big fish, loosing a lot of money :( Back then i loved the hypers SnGs so played them a lot. But eventually I tired of loosing and decided to quit poker for a while. After about a half a year of break I felt like playing again. Since I didn't have any money to spare at the time, I found this site giving away free 50 dollars. I knew that if I lost the 50 dollars I could not play for while again, so i decided to read some articles and watch some videos. After this I started playing some 1 dollars SnGs on Party. It went well and moved up to the 3 $ and then the 6$ with proper brm. Then I moved my money to stars and got to the 16$ SnGs. I then began to play some cashgame, which i broke even in over a good amount of time. Then around about a half year ago i started to play some low stakes MTTs. I have been playing mtt since and is now playing midstakes with some shots at high stakes :D

      :heart: Graphs :heart:






      From my play over the last half year. Graph is missing my biggest cash of 40.000$ from a runner up in the scoop.

      :diamond: Goals :spade:

      ( ) get 120.000$ in my bankroll by August 20th (currently got 75.000$)
      ( ) Put in 900 tours a month
      ( ) Update blog every day :D
      ( ) start in a fitness center

      Here we go.. gl all
  • 32 replies
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Yesterday were not that good :(

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/graphatten.jpg/

      But that hopefully gonna change dramatically today



      Besides that have i qualified for the SCOOP 1050$ main event, so looking forward to playing that on sunday :s_cool:

      Can somebody btw explain to me what i have to do to post the actual graph, instead of posting a link. :s_confused: Thanks
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Yesterday were another day in red :( . Got close in a couple of tourneys, but ended 17th, 20th and 27th :s_cry:

      But today is Sunday, which is a big grinding day. Gonna include the two SCOOP mid events today and I am hopefully going to run good in those :f_cool:

      One of the most interesting hands from yesterday :f_p:

      PokerStars Hand #80702111440: Tournament #559264108, $20+$2 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XX (700/1400) - 2012/05/19 22:18:04 CET [2012/05/19 16:18:04 ET]
      Table '559264108 21' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
      Carterboy11: posts small blind 700
      RonaldKosh: posts big blind 1400
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to KortKongen [A :heart: Q :diamond:]
      KortKongen: raises 1475 to 2875
      -ANALNATSHA-: folds
      staknchips83: folds
      Anjeyyy: folds
      Carterboy11: raises 5525 to 8400
      RonaldKosh: folds
      KortKongen: raises 7355 to 15755
      Carterboy11: raises 81167 to 96922 and is all-in
      KortKongen: calls 63339 and is all-in

      and some run good music :f_biggrin:
    • gavinonymous
      gavinonymous
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      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      Hi, nice to see you blogging - and big congrats on the SCOOP score. Good luck today, I'm also an MTT player and might have to rail you a bit today!
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Hi Martin, Welcome to blogging! My best friend is also Danish, her name is Christina and she also lives in Odense. :) small world ey?

      Good luck at the tables!
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Thanks to you both :f_biggrin:

      I have been chiiling with a friend today, so no grinding.

      I busted pretty early in all of the SCOOP events eysterday, but shipped a 33 cuped for 6900$ :s_cool: , which made it a pretty good day.

      Here is a couple of interesting spots from the final table

      Guy in the small blind is running over the table raising in lot of spots

      PokerStars Hand #80758694013: Tournament #559264799, $30+$3 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXXIV (12500/25000) - 2012/05/20 23:49:30 CET [2012/05/20 17:49:30 ET]
      Table '559264799 40' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
      Seat 4: KortKongen (668814 in chips)
      Seat 5: flo-sch99 (436094 in chips)
      Seat 6: misty my dog (154952 in chips)
      Seat 8: danutpeddler (596733 in chips)
      Seat 9: meteze (1791407 in chips)
      KortKongen: posts the ante 3125
      flo-sch99: posts the ante 3125
      misty my dog: posts the ante 3125
      danutpeddler: posts the ante 3125
      meteze: posts the ante 3125
      meteze: posts small blind 12500
      KortKongen: posts big blind 25000
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to KortKongen [J :spade: K :spade:]
      flo-sch99: folds
      misty my dog: folds
      danutpeddler: raises 25000 to 50000
      meteze: raises 72873 to 122873
      KortKongen: raises 542816 to 665689 and is all-in

      Here I fell like he has a very narrow value range for betting the turn.
      (my third 3 bet heads up and had been 4 betting the two first, so don't his preflop range is very strong either)

      PokerStars Hand #80760369083: Tournament #559264799, $30+$3 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXXVI (17500/35000) - 2012/05/21 0:22:56 CET [2012/05/20 18:22:56 ET]
      Table '559264799 40' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
      Seat 4: KortKongen (2096203 in chips)
      Seat 9: meteze (1551797 in chips)
      KortKongen: posts the ante 4375
      meteze: posts the ante 4375
      meteze: posts small blind 17500
      KortKongen: posts big blind 35000
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to KortKongen [K :diamond: 4 :heart:]
      meteze: raises 35000 to 70000
      KortKongen: raises 106552 to 176552
      meteze: calls 106552
      *** FLOP *** [6 :spade: 8 :club: 3 :spade:]
      KortKongen: bets 132275
      meteze: calls 132275
      *** TURN *** [6 :club: 8 :club: 3 :spade:] [A :diamond:]
      KortKongen: checks
      meteze: bets 281881
      KortKongen: raises 1501120 to 1783001 and is all-in

      Any thoughts on the hands are very welcome :)
    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,998
      I've seen you around alot on the tables, so I will definitely follow this blog!

      Sick ROI btw, me jealous!
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Thanks :) I don't regonize your name so i guess called something diffrent on Stars ?

      Today has been a pretty good day. I took third in a 82$ hyper and 5th in a 109$, which mean i am up about 2.5k$ :s_biggrin:

      Still playing two tourneys ( hot and big 55 ) and i am debating if i should start some more up or just close down early today :f_confused:
    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,998
      You need to add two letters in front of my name and think of the most brightly coloured avatar, that would be me.

      But I haven't been around in MTTs for so long, so it's possible you don't recognize me ;)
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Doesn't ring a bell :f_frown:

      But will looking out for you for now on ;) Hope you run good.. against anybody but me :f_biggrin:
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Grinding again today :) Just started the session up and I got a good felling about it :f_p:

      Besides that have I enrolled myself to a 55$ live tourney, which takes place tomorrow. looking forward to it. It been a while since I last played live :)

      A video to set the right mood for grinding

    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,998
      We'll probably be playing the same stuff tonight, so we'll probably see each other at the tables ;)

      Good luck sir!
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
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      Joined: 24.09.2010 Posts: 3,982
      Ooh, exciting! Let us know how the live tourney goes!
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Thanks DeKuip, did see you on a couple of tables yesterday, and looked like you doing just fine :s_grin:

      Had a decent day myself, and ended up about 600$ after a runner up in a 33 cuped :) Had a good run in the Big 109 too, but busted with 4 tables left :f_mad:

      An interesting hand from playing 3 handed the final table i reach..

      PokerStars Hand #80957284865: Tournament #562532894, $30+$3 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXXI (7000/14000) - 2012/05/24 23:14:29 CET [2012/05/24 17:14:29 ET]
      Table '562532894 4' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
      Seat 4: NessV (316382 in chips)
      Seat 6: KortKongen (649796 in chips)
      Seat 8: VinceVegaMFR (416822 in chips)
      NessV: posts the ante 1750
      KortKongen: posts the ante 1750
      VinceVegaMFR: posts the ante 1750
      KortKongen: posts small blind 7000
      VinceVegaMFR: posts big blind 14000
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to KortKongen [J :spade: K :club:]
      NessV: folds
      KortKongen: raises 14000 to 28000
      VinceVegaMFR: calls 14000
      *** FLOP *** [T :diamond: T :heart: 8 :club:]
      KortKongen: bets 27625
      VinceVegaMFR: calls 27625
      *** TURN *** [T :diamond: T :heart: 8 :club:] [9 :diamond:]
      KortKongen: checks
      VinceVegaMFR: bets 58250
      KortKongen: raises 233000 to 291250

      VinceVegaMFR: raises 68197 to 359447 and is all-in
      KortKongen: calls 68197
      *** RIVER *** [T :diamond: T :heart: 8 :club: 9 :diamond:] [J :club:]
      *** SHOW DOWN *** KortKongen: shows [J :spade: K :club:] (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
      VinceVegaMFR: shows [Q :spade: 9 :heart:] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
      VinceVegaMFR collected 835394 from pot



      Going to eat with a friend before playing some live poker tonight. Should be great :f_thumbsup:
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Has not updated the blog the last couple of days, because I has been home visiting my parents :) But is going back to Odense today.

      Ended number 7 in the live tour i played last Friday =) .. out of 23 :coolface:

      After the tourney me and a friend fired up cash game rockets. So after some 50$ deposits and some vine we could pull out 1000$ :f_biggrin:

      Probably going to play a 200$ tourney Thursday, where they expect about 400 runners, so should be great. Gonna stake a friend in that tourney too. Hopefully we both gonna run good :f_p:

      Besides that am i looking forward to following the WSOP.

    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      Ended up not playing the 200$ live tour anyways, because both of my friends were going to work, and I were not motivated to go myself..

      So decided to grind instead. Ended up shipping the Big 55 for 19.000$. So pretty lucky i didn't go play that live tourney :s_love:

      The victory actually meant that i ended second on the MTT Leaderboard on stars for 3000$ :D



      That were a great ending to my best poker month ever :f_biggrin:

      Were to a bachelor party yesterday :) so got a bit hangovers today :P but still gonna grind some tours.

      It is only sunday once a week :pokerface:
    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
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      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,998
      That is pretty sick, congrats!!
    • aokara09
      aokara09
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      Joined: 30.05.2012 Posts: 117
      wow you've really been running like god lately dude!

      keep up that great work i hope you get even better results :)

      could you please recall which books did u read(or even players that you adjusted your play to,videos you reviewed) when you decided to restart your poker career? i would really appreciate your help here :)

      gl at your goals i'll be following!
    • stripofbacon
      stripofbacon
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 374
      Pretty sick blog wow. Nice results! :)
      Good luck!
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
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      Joined: 24.09.2010 Posts: 3,982
      Wow, huge congratulations on the ship!
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