just a terrible, terrible day

    • sirilidion
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      Hi, I'm sirilidion and I'm from the Netherlands I write this blog to get rid of my frustration of just an awful poker day. I know what you all are going to say, variance, downswing and I know all that but since I am not playing any more poker today I might give you an idea of my pokerexperience so far.

      My first game of poker was like three years ago at my chessclub with some members. It was a game of 5 card draw cashgame and I was just awfull at it mostly because I got nervious when there where betting more money.

      My first hold'em tourney was a fixed limit tourney in it casino in Groningen with a buy-in of 10 euros with the possibility to re-buy. This was played with 10 people for an hour and the 2 people with the most chips went to the final later that night. This set-up made it a real crapshot and has nothing to do with poker. and I didn't came in the money. The first real NL Hold'em SNG I played was during a chess tournament in Dieren we played every day that weak and I playing around even at the end. the chesstournament went awful btw :( but that could have been because we were playing poker everyday till 2.00- 3.00 :D .

      My first tournament was in January 2007 with 64 players and I came in 3rd. the next two tournament I played where with 30 player and I finished 3rd in them too. by my succes I thought I had to be I good player, well I was wrong and experienced my first downswing not being able to to anything right in months.

      Then the casinos started offering fixed limit cashgames 2/4 euros with a munium buy-in of 40 euros. I played theses with some succes but I also liked to gamble then and what I won at poker I lost to blackjack,roulette and the most horrible multipoker.

      when the casino began offering 30 player tourney with a buy-in of 30 + 5 I was there amd I won. should have been 2nd but I sucked-out in just a horrible way. I had 25o whened all-in and a guy called my with 66 the flop was 77Q, turn 2, river 2 making a fullhouse over his 2 pair I don't know what the odds against that are but I know it is pretty small.

      Haven't had much succes on internet till this year and spend too much money on it. When I discovered this site I relised I was way to much trying not to be bluffed and there for paying many people of with the 2nd best hand then picking the right spots to maximising my changes of winning.

      The first 50 dollar of the site I lost do I was playing like I always was and not paying any atentience to bankrollmanagement. after that I really began reading all the articles and watch all the videos. when I deposited 85 dollars too I had learned I lot and because of that it was the first time I got my bankroll above 200 dollars I even made it to 400 dollars but then I had an awful downswing followed with a tilt totally not paying too bankrollmanagement any more I lost my entire banroll in just a couple of days.

      knowing what I did wrong I tried to overcome my tilts and leared I lot these couple of months. yesterday I played a tourney of 10 + 1 ( when my bankroll was 100, yes I no not really bankroll management bad,bad,bad but I really like these tourneys :D ) whise 28 players and came in 2nd making 84 bucks. today I was playing the 5 + 0,50 sng and got sucked out between 20 to 30 times in 12 sng's and lost 28 bucks. the only possitive thing about this that I had my oppents on the right handrange all the time, I just lost almost all 60/40, 70/30 fav and some 80/20 fav I also lost and I lost with KK against AA.

      exept for the articles I have read Super System, Theory of poker and Caro's book of pokertells

      Hope you enjoyed and hoping to update with some better news soon.
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    • sirilidion
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      after a downswing ...

      You get on upswing :D

      Was doing great this mornig almost everything seen to go right won almost every coinflip and made a lot of itm finishes. I'm almost already back to the stack of 2 days ago.

      What I still haven't got to are my goals of poker.

      Shortterm goals

      - gain gold status with pokerstrategy th
      - gain silverstatus with mansion this month
      - get my bankroll to 250 dollars this month
      - get at least 900 MPP for the $50 extra bonus in June

      Longterm

      - get the $100 bonus of pokerstrategie
      - gain at least 1000 dollar this year
      - being able to cover livingexpenses
      - getting a platiumstatus at pokerstrategie
    • Kivisaba
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      which MTT-s you play at mansion ?
      you can spot me at the 20k guranteed rebuy5,5 most of the time and the 6000 guranteed 5,5 too
    • sirilidion
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      the one where you got to try knock out the pro for an extra $ 200
    • sirilidion
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      was just a rollercooster ride today going good this morning and almost making it to 200 bucks then I lost a couple of sessions. played a couple of mtt tonight in which I lost 25 bucks after wich I started an other session where I tried too multi-table 6 tables the result was fine with 1 1st, 2nd and 3rd place making 12 bucks but not a great day lost 6 bucks over the day which is to bad because I started so good. Maybe I have too reevaluate my endgame because I got knocked out at the bubble a lot.

      Did see a couple of coaching which gave me a hole new view on spending you're fpp. Thanks about that HelemaalNicks.

      Did make a lot of points though which at this rate I'm going to get too the 900 Mpp and gold status goal before making 250 bucks :D

      But I think it is time to go too bed now and start fresh tomorrow. I will keep you all updated on mu progress.
    • sirilidion
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      The day is not even nearly over and I made a good profit. in total I made a profit today of 42 bucks playing 4 sessions multi-tabling 5 tables of the 5,5 sng and 1 session multitabling 6 tables of the 5,5 sng. And I have hit 200 dollar bankroll coming already pretty close of my goal of 250 dollars this month.
    • Rukawa
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      Good Work :) down $10 myself :rolleyes:
    • sirilidion
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      Making an other 7.5 bucks yesterday evning thing aren't going so well today having a terrible swing to begin with lost 17.5 the first session and lost the 27.5 the second session :( . The first session I played good but made a lot of mistakes the second session and might be a little tilting so I will take a break for an hour of so and start again when I see thing a little clearer. :rolleyes:

      @ Rukawa: well that to bad hope things will go your way soon but it only normal to get a downswing now and then. otherwise read some article, analyse you're game, post some hands and follow some coaching.
    • sirilidion
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      after my tilt I did some training walking 5 kilometre after that my mind was clear again and I could play some good poker again.

      The first session I lost 2,5 bucks which wasn't so bad because I played good. After that I got my best results I have ever had because in the next session I made 27,5 by being 2nd 3 times and 3rd once. the next session was even better with a profit of 32,5 by ending 1st twice and 2nd once.

      With this I'm pretty close in completing this months goals:


      - gain gold status with pokerstrategy: only 152 more
      - gain silverstatus with mansion this month: need only 1440 Vpp ( don't ask me how this goes but it isn't much made 8000 vpp this week)
      - get my bankroll to 250 dollars this month: I'm at 220 only 30 bucks more
      - get at least 900 MPP for the $50 extra bonus in June: made around 750 this month so only 150 more
    • slikec
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      Now it seems you should achieve all your goals :)

      Just follow your instruction a bit up ;)
    • sirilidion
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      Shortterm goals

      - gain gold status with pokerstrategy th
      - gain silverstatus with mansion this month
      - get my bankroll to 250 dollars this month X
      - get at least 900 MPP for the $50 extra bonus in June

      Yah, got my bankroll to 250 dollars and way sooner then I expected :D . Hope I don't lose it now. I also getting pretty close to all my other goals.

      @ slikec: I always try to listen too myself as good as possible cause I really like what I I'm saying :P
    • sirilidion
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      So I will make a little update on my progress. haven't have any other goals achieved but did get my bankroll over 300 dollars :D . With that I am getting pretty close to having the bankroll to start playing the $ 11 SNG's. So I have been watching some videos and planning on asking some qeustions on the next coaching.

      don't know if the $ 11 SNG's are much harder then the $5,5 SNG still saw alot of loose calls in the early stages but from the videos I get the inpression more people pay attension on the shortstake at the bubble while in the $ 5,5 SNG's you still will get called down whit A10, AJ or even worse like KJ or JQ. If it is much harder maybe I will get a little more tighter BRM, like 40 buy-ins.

      Will also ask around the forum about this so I will let you know what I have dicided.
    • comiutzu
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      what is mtt? :) )
    • swissmoumout
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      Originally posted by comiutzu
      what is mtt? :) )
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/glossary/MTT
    • sirilidion
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      So as you can see I have reach my goal for gold status :D , but thats not all, I also got to 900 Mpp this month and achieved solver status. Yah all great news ;)

      But unfortunately there was some bad news got a downswing of 50 dollar yesterday. So I'm back to 295 dollars so no $ 11 SNG's for me yet. I also wanted to tell you that I have decided I will wait till 40 buy-ins before I move up to $11 SNG's. Thats all and I will keep you posted.
    • sirilidion
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      had an awful couple of days. after I lost was to 295 again thinks really went great and even got my bankroll to 390 but then evrething went wrong. lost every coin-flip, lost most of my hands where I'm in front and when I push my big cards there is someone behind with a monster :( . So I'm having a major downswing again already lost more the 150 dollars. I don't have the idea I'm doing much different then I normally do when I'm winning. but I will study the articles again and maybe watch some vids. But I hope this downswing doesn't last very long more.
    • sirilidion
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      I new month so new challenges. after a good month ( more or less) I can be a bit less cautious with my goals so for this month I am aiming:

      - to get the $ 100 bonus from pokerstrategy ( ok, this may be very easy since I only need 110 MPP more :D )
      -get bankroll to $ 750

      can't think of any more sorry about that :(
    • sirilidion
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      after playing some sng and mtt's I lost $ 30 but I diceded to play one more a omaha 10 +1 and glad I did, because I came in 5th and winning a nice $ 55.20.
      which brings my bankroll to $ 318
    • carloscampos
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      GL dude
    • sirilidion
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      I seems not to be my month so far. been getting downswing after downswing when I think a finally going good I get a hole serie of suckouts 2- outes, 3-outers and 90 % of all coun-flips. sure I make mistakes but surely not more I was winning. so as you can see thing look rather grim and my goals almost impossible at the moment only have $ 250 dollars left. This is exclusive of the bonus which I will receive in a day of so.
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