Grinding 18 people turbo SNG

    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      Hi guys! I have decided to create my own blog. This is the first one! :)
      So.. I am back to poker and found that SnG 18 Turbo in pokerstars is pretty profitable for me. My goal is to play 1000 such tournaments in 1 maybe 2 months. Soon going to move up limits from 1.5$ to 3.5$ but have to boost mine bankrool as I have cashed out a little bit these days.



      There is mine tournament graph, at begining I was playing random low people tournaments but going to stick to 18 people turbo SnG.



      I would like to also make clear about that red graph - All in EV.
      Does it means that I am unlucky in all ins by that graph or I understand there wrong?
  • 13 replies
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      Past week catch up 2 royal flushes, on this one got lucky, but still ;)

      Royal flush

      On this one player got so lucky :)

      Quads
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Hello vytas3d,

      Welcome to blogging! :)

      What are your goals for this month then? Usually you should state your starting bankroll and goals so you can keep track of your progress, post hands so we can discuss :)

      Good luck at the tables!
    • dydukas
      dydukas
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      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,271
      Hi, EV only works for final table of 18 mans so you should turn it off. It will always be way over your winnings cause when you reach the final table you'll be mostly doubled up or more.

      Gl :)
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      Thanks dydukas.

      My starting bankroll is 40$ so its 26BI to these tournaments.

      My goals:

      *Play 1000 tournaments in a month.

      *Post interesting hands for discussion.

      *Finish to read all chapters of "16$ in a hour blueprint" and Collin Moshman - sit and go strategy.

      *In the middle of November move up limits.
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      Had a little bit downsting when played on friend's pc. However, home sessions still running quite succesfully.

    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      ***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Poker Stars)
      Tourney Hand NL Texas Hold'em - Tuesday, October 16, 03:45:24 ET 2012
      Table 629579897 2 (Real Money)
      Seat 3 is the button
      Seat 1: Player1 ( $1240.00 USD ) - VPIP: 13, PFR: 7, 3B: 5, AF: 0.0, Hands: 70
      Seat 3: Player3 ( $1087.00 USD ) - VPIP: 22, PFR: 11, 3B: 11, AF: 1.3, Hands: 93
      Seat 4: Player4 ( $4367.00 USD ) - VPIP: 20, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 1.3, Hands: 125
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $2676.00 USD ) - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 2.4, Hands: 347
      Seat 7: Player7 ( $3127.00 USD ) - VPIP: 21, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 1.7, Hands: 85
      Seat 8: Player8 ( $9375.00 USD ) - VPIP: 16, PFR: 8, 3B: 14, AF: 2.5, Hands: 93
      Seat 9: Hero ( $5128.00 USD ) - VPIP: XX, PFR: XX, 3B: X, AF: XX, Hands: 17240
      Player1 posts ante of [$25.00 USD].
      Player3 posts ante of [$25.00 USD].
      Player4 posts ante of [$25.00 USD].
      Player6 posts ante of [$25.00 USD].
      Player7 posts ante of [$25.00 USD].
      Player8 posts ante of [$25.00 USD].
      Hero posts ante of [$25.00 USD].
      Player4 posts small blind [$200.00 USD].
      Player6 posts big blind [$400.00 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Hero [ Ts Tc ]
      Player7 folds
      Player8 raises [$800.00 USD]
      Hero folds
      Player1 folds
      Player3 raises [$1062.00 USD]
      Player4 folds
      Player6 folds
      Player8 calls [$262.00 USD]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 7s, 3d, 4h ]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 8s ]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 8c ]
      Player8 shows [Ac, Jc ]
      Player3 shows [9c, 9d ]
      Player3 wins $2899.00 USD from main pot


      What you think in this situation push or fold is a better move?
    • dydukas
      dydukas
      Platinum
      Joined: 01.05.2009 Posts: 1,271
      I think you should use this: HandConverter

      So your hands would look like this:

      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t200.00/t400.00 Blinds - 7 players - View hand 1949075
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: t1240.00 3.10 BBs - VPIP: 13, PFR: 7, 3B: 5, AF: 0.0, Hands: 70
      BTN: t1087.00 2.72 BBs - VPIP: 22, PFR: 11, 3B: 11, AF: 1.3, Hands: 93
      SB: t4367.00 10.92 BBs - VPIP: 20, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 1.3, Hands: 125
      BB: t2676.00 6.69 BBs - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 2.4, Hands: 347
      UTG: t3127.00 7.82 BBs - VPIP: 21, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 1.7, Hands: 85
      UTG+1: t9375.00 23.44 BBs - VPIP: 16, PFR: 8, 3B: 14, AF: 2.5, Hands: 93
      Hero (MP): t5128.00 12.82 BBs - VPIP: XX, PFR: XX, 3B: X, AF: XX, Hands: 17240

      Pre Flop: (t600) Hero is MP with T :spade: T :club:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t800, 2 folds, BTN raises to t1062, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls t262

      Flop: (t2724) 7 :spade: 3 :diamond: 4 :heart: (2 players)

      Turn: (t2724) 8 :spade: (2 players)

      River: (t2724) 8 :club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: t2724
      BTN shows 9 :club: 9 :diamond:
      UTG+1 shows A :club: J :club:
      BTN wins t2899.00
      (Rake: t-175)

      And I'm not 18man player so don't know about pushing. :)
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      Thanks mate!

      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t400.00/t800.00 Blinds - 4 players - View hand 1949496
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: t9564.00 11.96 BBs - VPIP: 23, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 0.0, Hands: 78
      BTN: t6596.00 8.24 BBs - VPIP: 22, PFR: 16, 3B: 11, AF: 1.0, Hands: 133
      SB: t4874.00 6.09 BBs - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 8, AF: 0.0, Hands: 68
      Hero (BB): t5966.00 7.46 BBs - VPIP: xx, PFR: xx, 3B: x, AF: xxx, Hands: 18238

      Pre Flop: (t1200) Hero is BB with 9 :heart: 9 :diamond:
      2 folds, SB raises to t4824, Hero calls t4024

      Flop: (t9648) 6 :diamond: 6 :spade: T :heart: (2 players)

      Turn: (t9648) Q :heart: (2 players)

      River: (t9648) 6 :club: (2 players)


      In this situation you would like to call or fold and just keep stealing as oponents fold to All in pretty much.
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      It looks that I won't make one of mine goal to play 1000 tournaments in a month as I struggle time.. But there is mine graph so far:




      Last week took 65th place in low orbit SNG leaderboard. Now one of mine addicional goals is to get in SNG weekly leaderboard.
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      A week ago took 32th place in weekly leaderboard but just after that had a little downswing so I didn't played poker for a while. For now its okay and I am happy to be back to grind!

      Graph
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t200.00/t400.00 Blinds - 4 players - View hand 2021820
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (BB): t6352.00 15.88 BBs - VPIP: xx, PFR: xx, 3B: x, AF: x, Hands: xxxxxx
      CO: t9986.00 24.96 BBs - VPIP: 20, PFR: 10, 3B: 10, AF: 0.0, Hands: 20
      BTN: t7399.00 18.50 BBs - VPIP: 21, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 5.0, Hands: 42
      SB: t3263.00 8.16 BBs - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 5, AF: 3.0, Hands: 1039

      Pre Flop: (t600) Hero is BB with A :spade: A :club:
      CO raises to t9961, 2 folds, Hero calls t5952 all in

      Flop: (t12904) 6 :diamond: K :heart: 7 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t12904) 6 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t12904) K :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t12904
      Hero shows A :spade: A :club:
      CO shows J :spade: K :spade:
      CO wins t12954.00
      (Rake: t-75)
    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      Today had best session ever. Happy! :)

    • vytas3d
      vytas3d
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      Joined: 07.10.2010 Posts: 43
      After playing around ~1,5k 18 people 1,5$ sng tourneys I have found a staker for 2,5$ 180 people turbo SNG tourneys, though to update mine progress :)