Back on track - not looking back

    • orojanjivu
      orojanjivu
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 52
      Hi everyone.

      Some of the dutch community members might already know me.
      Quite some time ago I used to have a blog there, back in the time
      when i was grinding 50NL on the ongame network.

      Due to some unfortunate circumstances I had to quit poker for almost half a year.
      Just a week ago - with a roll small as $250 I was looking to get back to NL50 as quickly as possible.
      I have been playing on stars for about a week now, mostly on zoom 10NL
      and the results are satisfying. It took me some time to re-adjust at the level and the
      nittyness but after some 45k hands I have been beating the game with 7bb/100

      Who am I?
      :s_ugly: I'm just another guy. Call me Oro if you like. You will get to know me if you decide to
      read me.

      Why this blog?
      Keeping track, meeting people, making friends, improving and many more but for the
      most part it must be the lonliness in terms of - having no one around with whom I
      can discuss poker.

      Goals?
      :club: Just grinding a lot for the time being. I was thinking about >10k hands/day.
      Earning loads of FPPs -> investing in tournaments up to $55. We will see where it
      goes from here.
      :club: Sticking to an extremely conservative BRM so I never again have to worry
      about beats, swings, varience. I think it is way much easier to handle if you show
      somewhat more patience. I got this from Dusty Schmidts book - Treat your poker
      like a business. (Big recommend!) Won't move to 25NL before I have 2.5K
      Another reason is that I have become somewhat rusty and right now I feel too
      comfortable at NL10 do be trying anything else.
      :club: Post hands that for some reason caught my attention. Just the most unusual
      ones.
      :club: Achieve all of these goals.
      :club: Make platinum before the end of the month.
      :club: Achieve that goal as well.

      Right now my roll says $698. Last nigth I managed to win some moniez in two of
      the three tournaments, I enrolled for purchasing a ticket from the vip store.
      (Storm, Bigger 11, Bigger 55)

      Oh yea, I play SH by the way. Even though I have never been overly active on
      pokerstrategy I do have a lot of sympathy for this website and its members.
      If any one of you guys is out there as well (ZOOM NL10SH) let me know and
      I might consider not eating your soul during the following weaks/months :s_wink:

      So far, so good. See you at the tables - sooner or later.

  • 4 replies
    • IngridN
      IngridN
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Welcome back Oro!

      Glad to see you in our blogs section! :)

      Good luck and looking forward to read more from you!

      Ingrid
    • Thorek
      Thorek
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.12.2007 Posts: 59,661
      Nice graph :)
    • TetraQuark
      TetraQuark
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.05.2008 Posts: 1,520
      Heyho sir! Seeing you a lot at the tables so I must stop by here and give my greetings ;)

      Given your nick I assume you are not of dutch origin? ;D I believe I even shouted your name once at the table haha :s_evil:

      Umm so yeah, check my blog, pretty much the same story as yours. We can also hit each other up skype if you feel bored and wanna do poker productive stuff ;)

      Gl at the tables m8!
    • orojanjivu
      orojanjivu
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 52
      Thanks for welcoming me folks. This time I'm here to stay.

      U assumed well sir Gregor. Given you are from Slovenia you can narrow my origin
      down to a couple of countries - at least - you should be able to:)

      I'll PM you and check your blog out later.

      As for my progress, I barely slept last the night before yesterday and yet i looked to
      hit the daily 10k hands mark. Over the first 4k hands i was 10BI down ?( . 5 may
      have been sick set-ups, 3 I might have gotten away from but I did not and 2 were
      just due to my F game. Having figured that out I took a break and slept for 1.5
      hours. I am not saying that I played much better after that but the following 4k
      hands were great and I almost broke even for the day.. and then.. the last 2k hands.
      Trying to sqeeze em in, especially when the trend is positive. Guess what. 5 BI down.
      Today I slept just fine.. through the whole day :facepalm:

      At least I will be well rested when I hit the tables tonight. Gotta look to get back to a
      normal rythm as soon as possible. Wake up at (latest) 9 am next day no matter the
      cost X(

      My game has been pretty poor - and somehow I think this blog might have a
      negative effect on me. All of a sudden one is supposed to show some results..
      good results. It does create unnecessarry pressure but I will just cope with that.

      Here a couple of hands that caught my attention.


      Here I had to make a crying call despite the fact my opponent is known for his
      excellent, thin valuebets.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand afspelen

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $8.71
      SB (Hero):
      $10.19
      BB:
      $25.70
      MP2:
      $9.75
      MP3:
      $8.06
      CO:
      $14.54


      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, A.
      MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, BU calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.40, BU calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.6) 4, 3, K (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.10, MP2 folds, BU calls $1.10.

      Turn: ($3.8) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, BU calls $2.20.

      River: ($8.2) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.71, Hero calls $2.71.

      Final Pot: $13.62.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(K A).
      BU shows a pair of threes(2 3).

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


      In the next one I get raised on the river by a what I assumed rather passive player,
      at the same time I get furious because he is raising and shutting a potential overcall
      out and making us pay more rake. (of course he has to raise there then I thought again)
      Very happy when I saw the outcome. Btw, I decide to slow down on turn
      since this is zoom and they both call my cbet on super dry board.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand afspelen

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $21.31
      SB:
      $15.64
      BB:
      $11.38
      MP2:
      $9.80
      MP3 (Hero):
      $10.21
      CO:
      $7.69


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, K.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, BU calls $0.30, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.05) 8, 4, Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50, BU calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($2.55) Q (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BU checks.

      River: ($2.55) 8 (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.95, CO raises to $6.89, BU folds, Hero calls $4.94.

      Final Pot: $16.33.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, queens full of eights(Q K).
      CO shows a full-house, eights full of queens(8 T).

      Hero wins with a full-house, queens full of eights(Q K).

      That's it for now. Soon more to come.
      Run well!