Micro MTT Madness

    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      Hey guys, I'm a 21 year old student from Canada. Been playing poker online for about 5 years now, and am going to move seriously into micro mtts for the first time :D

      I received my $50 starting capital on Full Tilt in the spring of 2010, and ran it up to a few k. This was very nice and all, but then Black Friday hit, and FT eventually went down for good in the spring :f_mad:

      After that, I received $100 from PS and started on Titan, but my interest in poker dwindled and I barely played at all.

      Now I have $50 on Stars, and about $750 on Titan, which is going to be transferred all to stars.

      So now it is time for lots of micro stakes mtts!

      My goals:
      :diamond: 1 video a day
      :diamond: 200 calculations in ICM trainer a day
      :diamond: 75 tournies a week
      :diamond: review each session before playing my next one

      All in all I hope to learn a lot, enjoy a new format, and make some monies :f_biggrin:
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    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      Played a leisurely session tonight, only four tournies.

      Only cash was in the 2.20+R 3k, came 33/500

      Unfortunately my KK<55 aifp ;(
      tried to post the hand but don't know how

      Been having lots of trouble winning hands deep lately,
      oh well, just have to put in more volume =)
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      yesterday was fairly productive, watched a video on cardrunners, did some icm calculations, and played some tournies.

      encountered quite a few bad beats at the start, losing AK<AQ, AA<KK, and QQ<77 :(

      ended up going deep in 3 but lost in some bvb spots w KJs, 87s and AQ and finished pretty much break even for the night :f_eek:

      this was an interesting hand, was torn between block betting or jamming...


      Poker Stars, $4 Buy-in (200/400 blinds, 50 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP3: 11,819 (29.5 bb)
      CO: 15,495 (38.7 bb)
      BTN: 7,743 (19.4 bb)
      SB: 5,956 (14.9 bb)
      Hero (BB): 19,191 (48 bb)
      UTG+2: 6,262 (15.7 bb)
      MP1: 8,030 (20.1 bb)
      MP2: 25,487 (63.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9 K
      UTG+2 calls 400, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to 800, 4 folds, Hero calls 400, UTG+2 calls 400

      Flop: (3,000) 6 3 A (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 checks, MP2 bets 1,600, Hero calls 1,600, UTG+2 folds

      Turn: (6,200) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets 3,345, MP2 calls 3,345

      River: (12,890) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets 3,345, MP2 calls 3,345

      Results:
      19,580 pot
      Final Board: 6 3 A 6 7
      Hero showed 9 K and won 19,580 (10,440 net)
      MP2 mucked A 5 and lost (-9,140 net)
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      stupid hands wont convert, i used to know how to do it, not anymore.....
      :f_cry:
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      couldn't play much yesterday due to work and the Toronto FC game X(

      played $1.50 6max turbos on stars
      :diamond: 26 games played
      :diamond: 16.50 profit

      Was extremely happy that TFC pulled out the win and are now headed to the CONCACAF Champions League :D
      Any other Canadians/TFC fans out there that watched the game?

      http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/23/toronto-fc-win-canadian-championship
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
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      Joined: 24.09.2010 Posts: 3,982
      Hello there, yougotfelted51!

      A belated welcome to our blogging section!

      As you said you're a student, I'll have to ask, what're you studying?

      Glad to hear about your team winning... Not a big sportsfan myself, but I am always pleased when others have the teams they are routing for do well!

      In your opening post, "75 tourneys per week", is that pure MTTs?

      11 buyins profit in 26 games isn't a bad return at all, gotta love the micros I guess?

      Are you also posting hands in our handevaluation forums for our professional judges to take a look at and give feedback about?

      Sorry for jumping all over the place, but there were several interesting posts to comment on, all at once!

      Will be popping round and checking your progress occasionally for sure!

      Regards,
      Richard
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hi yougotfelted51!

      Welcome to the blogging section!

      I'm really looking forward to see how you're doing. I'm a cash game player myself, but thought about playing MTT's and SnG's. until now I haven't done so but maybe one day.

      About your hand. I copied it and pasted it in http://www.handconverter.com and now it looks like this.


      Poker Stars $4.00+$0.40 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t200/t400 Blinds + t50 - 8 players
      Hand History Converter

      MP2: t11819 M = 11.82
      CO: t15495 M = 15.49
      BTN: t7743 M = 7.74
      SB: t5956 M = 5.96
      Hero (BB): t19191 M = 19.19
      UTG: t6262 M = 6.26
      UTG+1: t8030 M = 8.03
      MP1: t25487 M = 25.49

      Pre Flop: (t1000) Hero is BB with 9:spade: K:spade:
      UTG calls t400, 1 fold, MP1 raises to t800, 4 folds, Hero calls t400, UTG calls t400

      Flop: (t3000) 6:spade: 3:spade: A:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks, MP1 bets t1600, Hero calls t1600, UTG folds

      Turn: (t6200) 6:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets t3345, MP1 calls t3345

      River: (t12890) 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets t3345, MP1 calls t3345

      Are you using any kind of tracking software? And if you do you could tell us which one and then we can help you to post hands directly from the poker tracker to the forums.

      Best of luck with those MTT's!!

      RasTweet
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      hey guys thanks a lot for stopping by!

      @fruktpuff
      i'm currently studying sport management (business) in Canada. planning on

      75 mtts a week, but I might mix in a ton of sng's for quick $$ and volume.

      The micros are certainly unbelievably soft :f_biggrin: , and I will continue

      posting in the hand evaluation forums as they provide great feedback :)


      @RasTweet

      thanks for showing me how to convert hands, I really needed to learn how. I

      use HEM2 and copying the hand does not produce a very readable format. I

      was primarily a cash game player too, up to about NL50 with some NL1k shots

      in there :f_biggrin: what limits and sites are you currently playing?
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      hi again!

      You can post hands from HEM2 directly to PokerStrategy.com
      - Right click on a hand.
      - Click view
      - In the right bottom corner of the screen that popped up you see "copy to keyboard" as "......"
      - In "......." choose PokerStrategy
      - Click copy to keyboard.

      Here's a picture (which is always easier)
      picture

      I'm playing on 888poker at the moment. But I'm playing micro stakes :( I'm on the edge of nl6 and nl10. I've got the feeling I beat nl6 but I can't seem to win on nl10 YET!

      RasTweet
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      thanks a lot RasTweet I finally was able to figure out the hand posting situation :D
      to celebrate I decided to post some funny hands from yesterday, sick snap calls by villains :f_biggrin:

      Poker Stars, $1.32 Buy-in (50/100 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: 4,030 (40.3 bb)
      BB: 1,270 (12.7 bb)
      Hero (MP): 1,330 (13.3 bb)
      CO: 1,500 (15 bb)
      BTN: 870 (8.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A T
      Hero raises to 1,330 and is all-in, 3 folds, BB calls 1,170 and is all-in

      Flop: (2,590) 4 Q 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: (2,590) 8 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: (2,590) 4 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      2,590 pot
      Final Board: 4 Q 9 8 4
      BB showed 5 2 and lost (-1,270 net)
      Hero showed A T and won 2,590 (1,320 net)



      Poker Stars, $1.32 Buy-in (100/200 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: 3,115 (15.6 bb)
      CO: 2,690 (13.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): 1,035 (5.2 bb)
      SB: 2,160 (10.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 9
      CO folds, Hero raises to 1,035 and is all-in, SB folds, BB calls 835

      Flop: (2,170) K 9 Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: (2,170) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: (2,170) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      2,170 pot
      Final Board: K 9 Q A 7
      BB showed 7 4 and lost (-1,035 net)
      Hero showed A 9 and won 2,170 (1,135 net)
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      played 6 guaranteed tournies on stars this evening,
      had two deep runs but couldn't manage anything solid.

      :diamond: watched 1 MTT vid
      :diamond: 400 ICM calculations done
      :diamond: 6 MTTS
      :diamond: small profit

      :club: really interesting hand
      my image: i have been decently active with resteals
      just doubled up a few hands ago open shoving A6o on the btn

      villain playing 32/18 w 100% fold to 3b (0/2) over 114 hands
      villain usually gives up after a flop cbet is called, but this sizing is super odd i think

      Poker Stars, $4 Buy-in (1,000/2,000 blinds, 250 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG+2: 39,246 (19.6 bb)
      MP1: 44,530 (22.3 bb)
      MP2: 6,080 (3 bb)
      MP3: 64,907 (32.5 bb)
      CO: 47,477 (23.7 bb)
      Hero (BTN): 35,113 (17.6 bb)
      SB: 23,498 (11.7 bb)
      BB: 64,292 (32.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      3 folds, MP3 raises to 4,400, CO folds, Hero calls 4,400, 2 folds

      Flop: (13,800) A A 6 (2 players)
      MP3 bets 6,072, Hero calls 6,072

      Turn: (25,944) T (2 players)
      MP3 bets 24,391, Hero calls 24,391 and is all-in

      River: (74,726) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      74,726 pot
      Final Board: A A 6 T 9
      MP3 showed A 7 and won 74,726 (39,613 net)
      Hero showed K K and lost (-35,113 net)
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Hey youfotfelted

      The hand doesn't really surprise me tbh.

      You say he gives up after his cbet is called, why would he bluff you this time? It looks like he is a fish and fish usually don't bluff. If he shows aggression then it's often the time to let the hand go :(

      But post the hand into the evaluation forums as well! And then see what the judges have to say about it.

      Better luck next time!

      RasTweet
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      I certainly leveled myself into a call.

      My thoughts were:
      :spade: He likely knows I would shove a ton of Ax hands pre, so therefore I almost never have Ax here

      :spade: His sizing is ridiculous here, less than 1/2 pot on flop, then pot turn? Seemed to me like he knows I don't have Ax and is trying to fold out flush draws with equity/low pairs like 77/6x.

      :spade: If he has Ax, he has to know that I pretty much never have Ax, so therefore my calling range on the flop consists of pure floats, fd's, and smaller pairs. Therefore since my range is weakish, why wouldn't he c/r or c/c vs floats and smaller pairs that have only 2 outs?

      I think my thought process here is a little too much, and that I should just realize that fish are fish, and are not thinking along these lines :f_confused:

      oh well....
      off to look at potential rental properties and then a job interview later on, hopefully time to grind a bit tonight :D
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      Was pretty tired after a busy day and failed miserably to watch any poker videos or do any ICM/Equilab calculations X(

      I debated firing up a session, and for quite a long time it seemed like a bad idea. I blew up at various tables with either bad play or insane self leveling :f_frown:

      :spade: Fortunately the last tournament of the night was able to save me, with a modest $250 payday

      :heart: Started the final table 6/8, but people are so bad and seemingly wanted to knock themselves out :D

      :club: Got down to heads up with 170k vs the 750k big stack....

      :diamond: Sucked out huge aipf K5 vs KJ, and he started openshoving 50bb pretty much everyhand. Trapped him on the one flop we saw and got it in on Axx with 97% equity :f_biggrin:

      :diamond: Final Hand :diamond:
      Poker Stars, $4 Buy-in (4,000/8,000 blinds, 1,000 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 2 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: 422,048 (52.8 bb)
      Hero (SB): 498,952 (62.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 Q
      Hero raises to 17,600, BB calls 9,600

      Flop: (37,200) 2 K 8 (2 players)
      BB bets 403,448 and is all-in, Hero calls 403,448

      Turn: (844,096) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: (844,096) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      844,096 pot
      Final Board: 2 K 8 5 T
      BB showed 2 3 and lost (-422,048 net)
      Hero showed 8 Q and won 844,096 (422,048 net)
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      Not going to be much grinding today :(
      Working 8 hours, but will do some ICM and watch a video
      throughout the course of the day. Went to a bbq with a bunch
      of friends last night then out to the bars downtown, it certainly
      was a struggle getting into work today!

      As for poker I really need to work on not SPEWING deep in tournaments :f_eek:
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      :diamond: ended up bricking all 9 tournies I played on sunday which wasnt fun,
      a few blow ups in there, which I need to work on :f_mad:

      :diamond: today I was planning on grinding at night, but after my job interview at 12
      I fired up a tournament on Stars and two on Titan.

      :diamond: think I came 120/1900 for pretty much nothing,
      on titan i final tabled the 5.50 1500 gtd freezeout
      started it 3rd in chips but lost A5<Q9 aipf btn v bb,
      and then JJ<KK aipf bvb the very next hand X(

      :diamond: one thing I found on titan is that people don't resteal light or push very wide. they play almost unbelievably tight, and I'm not sure how many players make it deep/get any action playing 4/2 for 100 hands.....
    • KortKongen
      KortKongen
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      Joined: 05.03.2011 Posts: 25
      The blog looks interesting and i am going too follow it :D Seems like a bit small volume you are playing. How many tables do you play?

      Originally posted by yougotfelted51
      I certainly leveled myself into a call.

      My thoughts were:
      :spade: He likely knows I would shove a ton of Ax hands pre, so therefore I almost never have Ax here

      :spade: His sizing is ridiculous here, less than 1/2 pot on flop, then pot turn? Seemed to me like he knows I don't have Ax and is trying to fold out flush draws with equity/low pairs like 77/6x.

      :spade: If he has Ax, he has to know that I pretty much never have Ax, so therefore my calling range on the flop consists of pure floats, fd's, and smaller pairs. Therefore since my range is weakish, why wouldn't he c/r or c/c vs floats and smaller pairs that have only 2 outs?

      I think my thought process here is a little too much, and that I should just realize that fish are fish, and are not thinking along these lines :f_confused:

      time to grind a bit tonight :D
      In my experience do you got to have a very good reason too apply that kind of thinking in the micro mmts. It could be that the villian has a high status or that you got a large sample which says that he is solid. An opponent like this is a fish and is just betting because he got 3 aces and not based on a range he has given you ;)

      Good luck and cya soon at some higher stakes :f_grin:
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      I have even smaller volume now that I have a full time, 50+ hours a week job ;(
      i usually 9-15 table when i decide to play a serious session
      finally about the hand i definitely agree, he almost always has Ax :f_mad:

      going to put it a session tonight, and then im gonna rely on shipping a big sunday tourney so I can quit my job and just grind :f_biggrin:
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      was pretty tired tonight so i only played 7 tournies, and i was definitely not at peak performance....
      :diamond: spent about $31 on tourney BI's
      :diamond: made about $31 profit

      finished 12th in a 2.2 R, ran A6s into AA co v btn at a 4 handed table X(

      here's an interesting hand from this evening,
      bb and I have a dynamic of 3/4betting in late positions.


      Poker Stars, $4 Buy-in (300/600 blinds, 70 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): 20,202 (33.7 bb)
      SB: 42,745 (71.2 bb)
      BB: 29,254 (48.8 bb)
      MP1: 28,580 (47.6 bb)
      MP2: 32,022 (53.4 bb)
      MP3: 33,018 (55 bb)
      CO: 16,328 (27.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with T 7
      4 folds, Hero raises to 1,320, SB folds, BB calls 720

      Flop: (3,430) T 2 3 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 1,745, BB raises to 4,500, Hero calls 2,755

      Turn: (12,430) 4 (2 players)
      BB bets 7,200, Hero raises to 14,312 and is all-in, BB calls 7,112

      River: (41,054) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      41,054 pot
      Final Board: T 2 3 4 4
      Hero showed T 7 and lost (-20,202 net)
      BB showed A 5 and won 41,054 (20,852 net)
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hi Yougotfelted

      I don't get why you want to get yourself in that kind of trouble with 7T? And if I was planning to push the turn I might as well push the flop.

      He must call your AI on the turn (there is so much money in the pot) BUT All draws got there and almost any T beats you! you only beat T5 and T6.
      So I rather push the flop or just give up.

      Please note I'm a cash game player and I might be totally wrong :f_biggrin: Just giving my thoughts.

      RasTweet