2nd starting capital, 2nd chance

    • sinsas
      sinsas
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      Hey guys, I'm back to playing poker, thanks to another pokerstrategy offer.

      few weeks ago PS gave 2nd starting capital, well actually it's 3rd. About the same time last year PS also offered me 50$ at WH, which i converted in to 1300-1400$, ofc when summer came I used most of this money to get drunk, and with ~150$ BR left found no motivation to grind it back.

      But time passed and I'm good to play again!!

      So I'm at the moment grinding in ladbrokes, at 0.01/0.02 £ tables, 6x6max. Playing for a week now. want to get >120$ before switching to 0.02/0.04£ ( which is basicly 0.03/0.06$ )

      I'm creating this blog to motivate my self, set goals and try my best to achieve them.

      Also I will try to post daily results along with some key hands.

      Graph up until this moment


      So since the month is nearly over, I will set goals for june later.

      Current stats
      BR - 109.68$
      Poker points 402
      Strategy points for this month 130


      Goals for June :

      :diamond: play at least 40k hands ( hard to find out when PTR is phucking with me )
      :diamond: Get 1500 views on blog !
      :diamond: Run GOOD
      :diamond: watch 5 videos for NL 6max
      :diamond: read/re-read 5 PS articles
      :diamond: Pass last two exams at uni
      :diamond: Get wasted 3 times
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    • sinsas
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      P.S. Hopefully this will not be the same as previous 2 attempts in poker
      Build up BR--> cash out some --> run bad --> cash out most of it --> try to start from scratch --> get bored --> donk off $$$ in MTT's with no BRM of course or withdraw what's left and get drunk :D

      cheers,
    • fruktpuff
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      Wow!

      Congratulations on the additional $50 starting capital!

      I am very pleased to see that you will be approaching the game with renewed energy and a serious attitude!

      Which room did you get it on?

      Will be dropping by your blog from time to time an see how you're doing for sure, so don't forget to update us on your progress!

      Regards,
      Richard
    • sinsas
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      It's ladbrokes, I mentioned it somewhere in the opening post.

      The software is ok i guess, but the traffic is disappointing.
    • fruktpuff
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      Aha, now I saw it!

      It was in the third paragraph, sorry for missing it!

      Yeah, I've heard they actually have quite a good software! I can imagine micros traffic might not be the greatest..

      Well, keep us updated on how you do, you seem to be having a pretty ok winrate at least!
    • roopopper
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      :f_thumbsup: good luck and wishing you all the best

      Roo
    • gadget51
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      Hey sinsas, congratulations!

      Remember though, 'discipline, discipline, discipline! It's tough, I know from experience, but we have faith in you so don't let this blog be a short one! :)

      Have fun and very best regards to you,

      Mal.
    • sinsas
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      Had terrible session 1.6k hands -8.95$ , was down ~20$. No interesting hands, just river flooded me like bi**h .

      On the bright side I mixed PS daily 100$ freeroll with my cash game session. and finished 3rd for 11.5€

      so at least I'm up for the day.

      Total Br - 115.18 $
      Poker points - 457

      And also i just checked out the requirements for VIP statuses in ladbrokes and it's incredibly easy. NL4-NL-10 player can easily achieve 27.5% rake back( well NL4 will have to work for it, but NL10 i believe would be a piece of cake ). VIP's get 30% not much more but still, and this highest VIP status in lad's and I think with decent traffic in NL10 it's also do-able with some effort. Hopefully i will start running like a GOD and will be able to play NL10 in early june.



      EDIT: oh and a milestone - over 10k lifetime points in PS, more than 2% done for black member yay !!!!
    • sinsas
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      had another terrible session at NL4 -18.40$ in ~2k hands, god i hope this run bad goes away soon.

      converted 500 points for 5$ so BR stands at 101.78

      will stay and NL4 because it's even softer than NL2, bunch of regs donking around.

      Stop loss limit 80$, if I reach that point ( hope not ) will drop back to NL2.
    • sinsas
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      -25.55$ in recent session. It felt a little less and i did not check the BR so I'm now at 74.13$

      so looks like back to NL2, last two days are craaaaaaazyyy ?(


    • sinsas
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      Having a better day today. Still getting some coolers like this. Probably if i did not miss click pre flop, this hand would never happen.


      Microgaming - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (CO): £3.85
      BTN: £1.91
      SB: £1.72
      BB: £1.98
      UTG: £1.14

      SB posts SB £0.01, BB posts BB £0.02

      Pre Flop: (£0.03) Hero has J:spade: J:heart:

      UTG raises to £0.04, Hero calls £0.04, BTN calls £0.04, fold, BB calls £0.02

      Flop: (£0.17, 4 players) 5:spade: J:club: T:club:
      BB checks, UTG bets £0.08, Hero raises to £0.28, BTN calls £0.28, fold, UTG calls £0.20

      Turn: (£1.01, 3 players) T:heart:
      UTG checks, Hero bets £0.68, BTN calls £0.68, UTG raises to £0.82 and is all-in, Hero calls £0.14, BTN calls £0.14

      River: (£3.47, 3 players) T:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets £0.77 and is all-in, Hero calls £0.77

      Hero shows J:spade: J:heart: (Full House, Jacks full of Tens) (Pre 67%, Flop 71%, Turn 98%)
      BTN shows T:diamond: K:heart: (Four of a Kind, Tens) (Pre 18%, Flop 1%, Turn 2%)
      UTG shows 7:club: K:club: (Three of a Kind, Tens) (Pre 15%, Flop 28%, Turn 0%)
      BTN wins £3.37
      BTN wins £1.54


      And god I wish I had 6th sense to avoid these spots. Completely standard, but as any other poker player I could swear I get short end of the stick way to often (had 1 table of NL4 and 5 of NL2 and this had to happen on NL4 :D )

      Microgaming - £0.04 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): £4.77
      UTG: £4.38
      MP: £4.21
      CO: £2.00
      BTN: £8.68
      SB: £3.90

      SB posts SB £0.02, Hero posts BB £0.04

      Pre Flop: (£0.06) Hero has A:club: A:diamond:

      fold, MP raises to £0.12, fold, BTN calls £0.12, fold, Hero raises to £0.44, MP calls £0.32, BTN calls £0.32

      Flop: (£1.34, 3 players) 2:spade: 7:club: 9:diamond:
      Hero bets £1.08, fold, BTN calls £1.08

      Turn: (£3.50, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      Hero bets £3.25 and is all-in, BTN calls £3.25


      River: (£10.00, 2 players) 6:diamond:

      Hero shows A:club: A:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Twos) (Pre 80%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      BTN shows 7:spade: 7:heart: (Full House, Sevens full of Twos) (Pre 20%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      BTN wins £9.90


      But anyway BR back to 100.55$

      Will do more one session in the evening.
    • sinsas
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      NL2 is crazy, had some ups and downs in last session. But finished up, maybe not as much as I should.

      BR - 108.26$

      the open shove with KK was by a solid reg ( or i thought at least ), call is even more amazing, too bad I run bad with AA :)


      Microgaming - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BB: £4.02
      UTG: £5.09
      MP: £1.85
      CO: £0.93
      BTN: £2.11
      Hero (SB): £3.60

      Hero posts SB £0.01, BB posts BB £0.02

      Pre Flop: (£0.03) Hero has A:diamond: A:club:

      UTG raises to £5.09 and is all-in, MP calls £1.85 and is all-in, fold, fold, Hero calls £3.59 and is all-in, fold


      Flop: (£9.07, 3 players) T:heart: T:spade: 7:diamond:

      Turn: (£9.07, 3 players) 8:diamond:

      River: (£9.07, 3 players) J:spade:

      UTG shows K:heart: K:club: (Two Pair, Kings and Tens) (Pre 17%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      MP shows T:club: Q:club: (Three of a Kind, Tens) (Pre 16%, Flop 83%, Turn 90%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: A:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Tens) (Pre 67%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      MP wins £5.47
      Hero wins £3.50
    • sinsas
      sinsas
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      one more sick swing's session, was down 15$, managed to drag it back and finished 5.13$ down.


      Microgaming - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: £4.34
      BTN: £1.99
      SB: £5.16
      Hero (BB): £2.05
      UTG: £7.81

      SB posts SB £0.01, Hero posts BB £0.02

      Pre Flop: (£0.03) Hero has T:club: 4:heart:

      UTG calls £0.02, fold, fold, SB calls £0.01, Hero checks

      Flop: (£0.06, 3 players) 7:club: T:heart: 4:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets £0.06, UTG raises to £0.24, fold, Hero raises to £0.56, UTG raises to £7.79 and is all-in, Hero calls £1.47 and is all-in


      Turn: (£4.12, 2 players) K:heart:

      River: (£4.12, 2 players) K:club:

      Hero shows T:club: 4:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Tens) (Pre 14%, Flop 75%, Turn 0%)
      UTG shows K:spade: K:diamond: (Four of a Kind, Kings) (Pre 86%, Flop 25%, Turn 100%)
      UTG wins £4.02



      pulled of a nice value bet on the river :)


      Microgaming - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): £4.18
      UTG: £2.00
      CO: £2.00
      BTN: £5.68
      SB: £2.33

      SB posts SB £0.01, Hero posts BB £0.02, UTG posts DB £0.02

      Pre Flop: (£0.05) Hero has 7:heart: 3:club:

      fold, BTN calls £0.02, SB calls £0.01, Hero checks

      Flop: (£0.08, 4 players) 3:spade: 9:heart: 3:diamond:
      SB bets £0.06, Hero calls £0.06, fold, fold

      Turn: (£0.20, 2 players) 8:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets £0.12, SB calls £0.12

      River: (£0.44, 2 players) 3:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets £3.98 and is all-in, SB calls £2.13 and is all-in

      Hero shows 7:heart: 3:club: (Four of a Kind, Threes) (Pre 34%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      SB shows 9:club: K:diamond: (Full House, Threes full of Nines) (Pre 66%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins £4.60
    • fruktpuff
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      Originally posted by sinsas
      NL2 is crazy, had some ups and downs in last session. But finished up, maybe not as much as I should.

      BR - 108.26$

      the open shove with KK was by a solid reg ( or i thought at least ), call is even more amazing, too bad I run bad with AA :)


      Microgaming - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BB: £4.02
      UTG: £5.09
      MP: £1.85
      CO: £0.93
      BTN: £2.11
      Hero (SB): £3.60

      Hero posts SB £0.01, BB posts BB £0.02

      Pre Flop: (£0.03) Hero has A:diamond: A:club:

      UTG raises to £5.09 and is all-in, MP calls £1.85 and is all-in, fold, fold, Hero calls £3.59 and is all-in, fold


      Flop: (£9.07, 3 players) T:heart: T:spade: 7:diamond:

      Turn: (£9.07, 3 players) 8:diamond:

      River: (£9.07, 3 players) J:spade:

      UTG shows K:heart: K:club: (Two Pair, Kings and Tens) (Pre 17%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      MP shows T:club: Q:club: (Three of a Kind, Tens) (Pre 16%, Flop 83%, Turn 90%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: A:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Tens) (Pre 67%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      MP wins £5.47
      Hero wins £3.50
      Seeing how you only lost 10p, I don't really consider this such a bad cooler (MP1 seems to be a bit of a moron though, try to sit more with him!)
    • sinsas
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      yeah I know that I did not lost much. Main reason for showing that hand, was to show how stupid that hand was :)
    • sinsas
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      Swings don't want to leave me alone, anyway had a great day until I lost 3BI in 30seconds, still managed to finish green though.

      BR - 114.79$

      too tilted to play cash games today, so I will finish the day off with

      :spade: PS 100$ daily freeroll
      :spade: 1-2-3 (1.10€ Buy-in, 2€ rebuys, 3€ ad-on )
      :spade: 3-2-1 (3.30€ Buy-in, 2€ rebuys, 1€ ad-on )

      If I reach final table in both I get double money, If I somehow ship both = 20.000€

      Don't plan to rebuy to protect my BR, maybe I'll do 1€ ad-on if I'm still in.

      Will post updates from MTT's here.
    • sinsas
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      blinds 15/30.

      :spade: 3€ nothing much , stack at 1815. (starting 2k )

      had QQ, opened for 6xBB with 3 limpers before me from mid pos. Got 5 callers and an A high board w 2 spades, gave up.

      took blinds with AA yay :)

      :spade: 1€ won few nice pots with 99,AQ and A3s. Stack 4740.

      :spade: PS freeroll starts in 40mins.

      UPDATE:

      blinds 25/50

      :spade: 3€ doubled up. UTG limped, UTG+2 opened 4bb's, I 3-bet my AK from MP to 14bb's, both completed.

      board KQ9, shoved and got caled by UTG's AT, UTG+2 tanked and folded

      stack 4110

      :spade: 1€

      lost few chips. with AQ, floped A67, board ran out A6789. Folded after he poted the river.

      stack 4170
    • sinsas
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      Busted 1Eur, after I opened for second hand in a row, fish to the left from me over-bet shoved, called him w AQ, fish had QQ. turned gutshot+fd. Did not hit.
      Wanted to rebuy su baaaad :D

      I thought about folding, but his table image made me to call.

      Made 1eur ad-on in 3eur MTT. Stack 6k, blinds 75/150
    • sinsas
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      Busto 3eur. Villain stole from SB 2 times out of last 4 orbits, had enough, but he did not :)

      I'll give it a break for MTT's until I move up to NL4 and start winning there. Then definitely play 3-2-1,1-2-3 again Fields are soft and not too big ~200 and ~400 players. Winning jackpot would be hard, but 2 final tables is achievable.

      Microgaming - 50/100 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: 5,750.00
      SB: 15,155.00
      Hero (BB): 4,400.00
      UTG: 3,710.00
      UTG+1: 18,590.00
      MP: 3,830.00
      MP+1: 9,960.00
      LP: 10,610.00
      CO: 8,515.00

      SB posts ante 20.00, Hero posts ante 20.00, UTG posts ante 20.00, UTG+1 posts ante 20.00, MP posts ante 20.00, MP+1 posts ante 20.00, LP posts ante 20.00, CO posts ante 20.00, BTN posts ante 20.00, SB posts SB 100.00, Hero posts BB 200.00

      Pre Flop: (480.00) Hero has K:diamond: 9:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 500.00, Hero raises to 4,380.00 and is all-in, SB calls 3,880.00


      Flop: (8940.00, 2 players) 3:heart: 4:heart: 9:diamond:

      Turn: (8940.00, 2 players) Q:club:

      River: (8940.00, 2 players) T:spade:

      SB shows J:spade: T:diamond: (One Pair, Tens) (Pre 43%, Flop 27%, Turn 30%)
      Hero shows K:diamond: 9:club: (One Pair, Nines) (Pre 57%, Flop 73%, Turn 70%)
      SB wins 8,940.00
    • sinsas
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      Put in 1 more session for the day. Ran pretty good, finished up ~11$, traded 100points for 1$, and now BR is at - 122.61$

      graph for NL2. I'm Nano stakes pro :D :D