# Online Poker Goals Summer 2012

• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
So I have a few goals I would like to accomplish this summer on my stars account

I was recently -\$10 at 0.01/0.02 and -\$100 at 0.02/0.05 and my goal is to completely reverse this and more

I really dislike 0.01/0.02 and can't wait to get away from this limit all I want to do is turn this into +\$10 and move back to 0.02/0.05
I will then have a \$70 BR
I am currently at -\$4.76

at 0.02/0.05 im am currently -\$98.05 and want to hit +\$200 by the end of august so I can move to 0.05/0.10

I also want to win a \$4 180 SNG and final table/win an MTT

the closest I have came in these is 4th for a total cash of around \$460

I will update this blog as often as I can

Wish me luck!
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• Bronze
Joined: 29.12.2010
hey Maloco87 good to see you blogging!

setting goals is a very good first step to winning back those losses and then more, and a blog is an awesome place to track your game. i dont doubt that with a little study and effort you will succeed

good luck and i will be checking this blog!

Lewis.
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
Ok so my first session from I started this blog was pretty bad

I lost \$6.61 playing 4 tables

here are few hands from the session

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

BU = (\$3.37)
SB (Hero) = (\$2.09)
BB = (\$2.00)
MP2 = (\$9.53)
MP3 = (\$2.00)
CO = (\$1.10)

Preflop: Hero is SB with J , J .
MP2 folds, MP3 raises to \$0.06, CO raises to \$0.10, BU folds, Hero raises to \$0.34, 2 folds, CO raises to \$1.10, Hero calls \$0.76.

Flop: (\$2.28) 5 , K , 9 (2 players)

Turn: (\$2.28) A (2 players)

River: (\$2.28) T (2 players)

Final Pot: \$2.28.

Results follow:

Hero shows a pair of jacks(J J).
CO shows a pair of kings(K 6).

CO wins with a pair of kings(K 6).

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

BU = (\$3.40)
SB (Hero) = (\$1.42)
BB = (\$2.00)
MP2 = (\$8.21)
MP3 = (\$2.00)
CO = (\$1.11)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Q , A .
MP2 raises to \$0.06, 3 folds, Hero calls \$0.05, BB folds.

Flop: (\$0.14) T , 7 , Q (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets \$0.06, Hero raises to \$0.16, MP2 calls \$0.10.

Turn: (\$0.46) 5 (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.22, MP2 calls \$0.22.

River: (\$0.9) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.46, MP2 raises to \$0.98, Hero calls \$0.52(All-In).

Final Pot: \$2.86.

Results follow:

MP2 shows a straight, queen high(J 9).
Hero shows a pair of queens(Q A).

MP2 wins with a straight, queen high(J 9).

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

Known players:

CO = (\$2.39)
BU = (\$0.96)
SB (Hero) = (\$3.22)
BB = (\$2.49)

Preflop: Hero is SB with A , A .
CO folds, BU calls \$0.02, Hero raises to \$0.10, BB calls \$0.08, BU folds.

Flop: (\$0.22) Q , Q , J (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.12, BB calls \$0.12.

Turn: (\$0.46) J (2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets \$0.20, Hero calls \$0.20.

River: (\$0.86) 3 (2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets \$0.50, Hero calls \$0.50.

Final Pot: \$1.86.

Results follow:

Hero shows two pairs, aces and queens(A A).
BB shows a full-house, queens full of jacks(Q T).

BB wins with a full-house, queens full of jacks(Q T).

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

MP3 = (\$3.94)
CO = (\$2.00)
BU (Hero) = (\$2.74)
SB = (\$1.04)
BB = (\$0.80)
MP2 = (\$1.76)

Preflop: Hero is BU with K , A .
2 folds, CO raises to \$0.08, Hero raises to \$0.24, 2 folds, CO raises to \$2.00, Hero calls \$1.76.

Flop: (\$4.03) 9 , 7 , T (2 players)

Turn: (\$4.03) 6 (2 players)

River: (\$4.03) 2 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$4.03.

Results follow:

Hero shows high card ace(K A).
CO shows a pair of kings(K K).

CO wins with a pair of kings(K K).

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

MP3 = (\$3.40)
CO = (\$3.86)
BU (Hero) = (\$0.84)
SB = (\$1.13)
BB = (\$0.80)
MP2 = (\$2.10)

Preflop: Hero is BU with A , J .
MP2 raises to \$0.06, 2 folds, Hero raises to \$0.84(All-In), 2 folds, MP2 calls \$0.78.

Flop: (\$1.71) Q , 7 , 9 (2 players)

Turn: (\$1.71) 4 (2 players)

River: (\$1.71) 7 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$1.71.

Results follow:

Hero shows a pair of sevens(A J).
MP2 shows two pairs, kings and sevens(K K).

MP2 wins with two pairs, kings and sevens(K K).

Lets hope things get better soon :-)
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
I just finished my second session which lasted two hours playing 2 tables
turning a profit of \$2.10

here are some notable hands

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

BU = (\$2.73)
SB = (\$0.26)
BB = (\$5.39)
MP2 = (\$1.52)
MP3 = (\$2.91)
CO (Hero) = (\$2.48)

Preflop: Hero is CO with A , A .
MP2 raises to \$0.04, MP3 raises to \$0.16, Hero raises to \$0.38, 3 folds, MP2 raises to \$0.60, MP3 folds, Hero raises to \$1.74, MP2 calls \$0.92.

Flop: (\$3.45) K , 2 , 7 (2 players)

Turn: (\$3.45) 6 (2 players)

River: (\$3.45) 6 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$3.45.

Results follow:

Hero shows two pairs, aces and sixes(A A :spade .
MP2 shows two pairs, kings and sixes(K Q :heart .

Hero wins with two pairs, aces and sixes(A A).

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

CO = (\$2.81)
BU (Hero) = (\$1.94)
SB = (\$3.17)
BB = (\$1.70)
MP2 = (\$2.07)
MP3 = (\$2.00)

Preflop: Hero is BU with J , K .
MP2 calls \$0.02, MP3 raises to \$0.12, CO folds, Hero calls \$0.12, 2 folds, MP2 calls \$0.10.

Flop: (\$0.39) T , Q , K (3 players)
MP2 bets \$0.30, MP3 folds, Hero calls \$0.30.

Turn: (\$0.99) 6 (2 players)
MP2 bets \$0.60, Hero calls \$0.60.

River: (\$2.19) 2 (2 players)
MP2 bets \$1.05, Hero calls \$0.92.

Final Pot: \$4.16.

Results follow:

Hero shows a pair of kings(J K :diamond .
MP2 shows a pair of tens(T J :club .

Hero wins with a pair of kings(J K).

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

I feel I should have be up around another \$2 but I got caught in one or two other pots which put a dent in my profit for the session. Im heading back in the right direction anyway so lets hope my next session is even better.
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
Just finished playing for the night and im still heading the right direction

After 926 hands im in up \$3.55.

Its not as much as I would like but I always seem to lose one or two big pots that hurts my profit.

Tomorrow I will post up some hands in the hand evaluation section that gave me trouble to see where im going wrong.
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
After a session yesterday and a short session this morning I have turned that red number into a green number

I have went from over -\$11 to +\$0.63
Another few session like this and I can get back to 0.02/0.05

I will post a graph when I figure out how
• Bronze
Joined: 17.04.2008
Hi Maloco87,

I have edited this image for you

• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
Just finished a short session and that will do until tomorrow

After being down \$1.21 from two previous sessions I got that back today finishing \$1.86 in profit after 38 minutes

I am now \$3.16 in profit at 0.01/0.02 and I plan on making it to my target of \$12 by the end of Sunday giving me a \$70 bankroll and then im going back to 0.02/0.05 to get back my loses at that level

hand of the day

I got lucky on the turn lol

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

Known players:

SB = (\$2.00)
BB = (\$2.18)
MP3 = (\$3.27)
CO = (\$1.16)
BU (Hero) = (\$3.25)

Preflop: Hero is BU with T , T .
MP3 folds, CO raises to \$0.06, Hero calls \$0.06, SB calls \$0.05, BB folds.

Flop: (\$0.2) 5 , Q , Q (3 players)
SB bets \$0.12, CO folds, Hero calls \$0.12.

Turn: (\$0.44) Q (2 players)
SB bets \$0.32, Hero calls \$0.32.

River: (\$1.08) 6 (2 players)
SB bets \$0.72, Hero raises to \$1.64, SB calls \$0.78.

Final Pot: \$4.22.

Results follow:

Hero shows a full-house, queens full of tens(T T :diamond .
SB shows a full-house, queens full of fives(5 5 :club .

Hero wins with a full-house, queens full of tens(T T :diamond .
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
well today did not go as I had planned and I suffered a big set back
losing over \$13 which is just crazy at 0.01/0.02 imo

im -\$7 odd again so I just hope I can break even again before the micro millions start on Thursday
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
With a bit of patience and bit of luck here and there i recoverd a little bit from last week. I am plus \$5.11 I will play another session or two and post a graph tomorrow night

stay tuned!
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
a few recent hands to keep all my followers interested until I post my graph

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

Known players:

SB = (\$2.21)
BB = (\$0.20)
MP3 = (\$5.82)
CO = (\$1.91)
BU (Hero) = (\$2.45)

Preflop: Hero is BU with T , K .
MP3 folds, CO raises to \$0.06, Hero calls \$0.06, 2 folds, BB folds.

Flop: (\$0.15) J , A , 3 (2 players)
CO bets \$0.10, Hero calls \$0.10.

Turn: (\$0.35) Q (2 players)
CO bets \$0.28, Hero calls \$0.28.

River: (\$0.91) 3 (2 players)
CO bets \$0.70, Hero calls \$0.70.

Final Pot: \$2.31.

Results follow:

CO shows two pairs, aces and threes(K A :club .
Hero shows a straight, ace high(T K :diamond .

Hero wins with a straight, ace high(T K).

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

Known players:

SB (Hero) = (\$2.17)
BB = (\$1.60)
MP3 = (\$2.72)
CO = (\$2.00)
BU = (\$1.44)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 3 , A .
MP3 calls \$0.02, CO folds, BU calls \$0.02, Hero calls \$0.01, BB raises to \$0.06, MP3 calls \$0.04, BU calls \$0.04, Hero calls \$0.04.

Flop: (\$0.24) Q , 3 , 3 (4 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, MP3 checks, BU bets \$0.08, Hero raises to \$0.20, BB calls \$0.20, MP3 folds, BU calls \$0.12.

Turn: (\$0.84) 3 (3 players)
Hero checks, BB bets \$0.20, BU calls \$0.20, Hero calls \$0.20.

River: (\$1.44) 4 (3 players)
Hero bets \$0.70, BB folds, BU calls \$0.70.

Final Pot: \$2.84.
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
It been a week since I updated this so heres where im currently at

+\$3.09 at \$0.01/0.02

I had a bad start to the week but have managed to turn that around again.
NL2 is really frustrating me as im no sooner in profit until im losing again

All I want is two more good sessions then im going back too \$0.02/0.05

I think I will take some time this week to analyse my game to see where and when im winning I dont think the weekends are good for me on Pokerstars.
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
Oh yeah just to let you know I completed one of my goal this moring by final tabling an MTT

It was a \$2 6 max 1k gtd tourney

I finished 3rd and collected \$118 for my efforts

if this hand had went different I feel as though I would have won the tourney easily

Ok so the hand won't convert but it went something like this

Seat 6 Martinv1425 (1,123,236)
Seat 2 Dajust 2000 (176,828)
Seat 1 Hero (419,794)

blinds 3.5k/7k

Hero is on the BB with KK
SB calls BB raises to 17550 Sb calls

flop comes 10c 6d Qs

Hero bets 21000
SB raise to 45500
Hero raises to 133k
SB goes all in Hero calls

Turn comes Qd

River 2s

SB turns over Qc 10s

Gutted as I knew I would at least get 2nd place as the short stack was just letting himself blind out but like I said I feel as though I would have won by the way the big stack played as well he called far to mush and didn't use his big stake the way he should have as when it went 3 handed he had 1.4m in chips against two other stack that where under 200k

I was happy with my overall play and dont feel I made many mistakes I ran quite well in fairness but I picked so good spots to bluff etc and maybe my first MTT win isnt far away maybe even the Sunday Storm today!lol
• Bronze
Joined: 24.09.2010
Nice result, and decent payout for a \$2 tourney anyway, right?

It'll drive you mad thinking "But what if this, then that could've been!", really.

What's the plan for the profits then?

Regards,
Richard
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
I know what you mean and I did say throughout the tourney I would be happy with a top 3, its just when you make top 3 you want to be the winner lol

Well that cash along with a few other smaller tourney cashes (after a lot of grinding over the weekend) will bankroll me for some higher buy in tourneys for the next while so maybe I can spin up nicely, as a normally can go deep in MTT's

I am still playing my 0.01/0.02 cash game and will hopefully move up to 0.02/0.05 this week as well
• Silver
Joined: 18.02.2011
Hi Mate..so here am i ..nice one that Mtt ..keep on doing like that ..i never got into final table in mtts closest to me was like 12 place i think..or actually once i was on 9 place but that wasnt big turney
added to favourites ..so will keep eye on u!
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
Ok so the past 6 days have been much better, he are my profits for each day

\$4.62, \$0.22, \$6.65, \$2.45, \$1.42 and \$2.33

So over all im up \$9.29 at 0.01/0.02

I know this isnt a lot but one more winning session and ive met my target of -\$10 to +\$10

The plan is then to move back to 0.02/0.05 and get back my \$98 losses

A few hands now

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

SB (Hero) = (\$4.05)
BB = (\$5.08)
MP2 = (\$2.32)
MP3 = (\$1.24)
CO = (\$5.78)
BU = (\$2.81)

Preflop: Hero is SB with J , K .
3 folds, BU raises to \$0.06, Hero calls \$0.05, BB folds.

Flop: (\$0.14) T , 4 , 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, BU bets \$0.11, Hero calls \$0.11.

Turn: (\$0.36) J (2 players)
Hero checks, BU bets \$0.24, Hero raises to \$0.62, BU raises to \$2.64, Hero calls \$2.02.

River: (\$5.64) A (2 players)

Final Pot: \$5.64.

Results follow:

Hero shows a flush, ace high(J K :spade .
BU shows three of a kind, nines(9 9 :heart .

Hero wins with a flush, ace high(J K :spade .

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

MP2 (Hero) = (\$2.28)
MP3 = (\$1.38)
CO = (\$3.89)
BU = (\$2.00)
SB = (\$2.24)
BB = (\$0.54)

Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 4 , 4 .
Hero raises to \$0.06, 3 folds, SB raises to \$0.20, BB folds, Hero calls \$0.14.

Flop: (\$0.42) 7 , 7 , 4 (2 players)
SB bets \$0.30, Hero raises to \$0.72, SB raises to \$1.46, Hero raises to \$2.08, SB calls \$0.58.

Turn: (\$4.54) Q (2 players)

River: (\$4.54) 6 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$4.54

Results follow:

SB shows a pair of sevens(K A :diamond .
Hero shows a full-house, fours full of sevens(4 4 :club .

Hero wins with a full-house, fours full of sevens(4 4 :club .

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:

MP2 = (\$3.29)
MP3 = (\$1.37)
CO (Hero) = (\$3.58)
BU = (\$3.85)
SB = (\$1.95)
BB = (\$1.47)

Preflop: Hero is CO with 5 , 4 .
MP2 folds, MP3 calls \$0.02, Hero calls \$0.02, BU raises to \$0.10, 3 folds, Hero calls \$0.08.

Flop: (\$0.25) K , 7 , 5 (2 players)
Hero checks, BU bets \$0.12, Hero calls \$0.12.

Turn: (\$0.49) 5 (2 players)
Hero checks, BU bets \$0.30, Hero calls \$0.30.

River: (\$1.09) 5 (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.85, BU calls \$0.85.

BU Shows Q Q
Hero Shows 5 4
Final Pot: \$2.79.

\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

\$0.01/\$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

Known players:

CO = (\$3.32)
BU = (\$1.78)
SB (Hero) = (\$1.94)
BB = (\$3.82)
MP3 = (\$1.47)

Preflop: Hero is SB with K , T .
2 folds, BU calls \$0.02, Hero raises to \$0.08, BB folds, BU calls \$0.06.

Flop: (\$0.18) 9 , Q , 7 (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.08, BU raises to \$0.16, Hero calls \$0.08.

Turn: (\$0.5) K (2 players)
Hero checks, BU bets \$0.44, Hero calls \$0.44.

River: (\$1.38) 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, BU bets \$1.10(All-In), Hero calls \$1.10.

Hero shows pair of Kings K 10
BU shows 8 7

Hero wins

Final Pot: \$3.58.

This last hand the villian had just sat down at the table and had played all 10 hands limping mostly and raising and betting almost full pot post flop

so when the K hit the turn I knew I would get value as I didn't put him on a flush and I also had a 10d anyway if a Diamond hit the river, so I called his bluff all in on the river and was actually surprised to see he had a pair
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2011
Interesting blog, will for sure follow it!

Keep up the good work!
• Bronze
Joined: 30.01.2011
I played my first session back at 0.02/0.05 today and finished with a small profit of \$1.15

Its not a lot but after being down over \$7.50 in the first hour I was able to to to turn that around during the 2nd hour so im happy with todays outcome

Here is the hand that put me into green figures

\$0.02/\$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

Known players:

BB = (\$7.99)
MP3 = (\$6.37)
CO = (\$3.62)
BU = (\$5.00)
SB (Hero) = (\$10.39)

Preflop: Hero is SB with A , Q .
2 folds, BU raises to \$0.15, Hero raises to \$0.45, BB folds, BU calls \$0.30.

Flop: (\$0.95) 4 , 8 , T (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.45, BU raises to \$1.25, Hero calls \$0.80.

Turn: (\$3.45) A (2 players)
Hero checks, BU checks.

River: (\$3.45) 4 (2 players)
Hero bets \$1.75, BU calls \$1.75.

Bu shows K K
Hero shows pair of Aces A Q

Final Pot: \$6.95.

I will post my graph for the week after tomorrows session