Alficor1's mtt ships

    • Alficor1
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      What up boys and girls,
      your main man none other than Alficor1 is back in da house with a new (and the last, I promise!!) blog.

      After couple of years of experimenting when it comes to the internet poker, when I tried to play pretty much every type of this game (apart from like razz cash game and some other rare games), I finally came to the conclusion and mainly thanks to this great video -



      realized what I should focus on. Because I've always enjoyed mtt tournament's very much and had quite a bit of success in them, I decided that this is what I'll do. Also, to have some lower variance game, I'll be playing 6max sngs. I have made over $10k in those variants combined (and pretty much broke even in all other), so I think it's a pretty good and safe choise.

      At the moment, I play $7-$15 (preferably $15, but depends on who's playing and how many games are running) 6max regular speed sngs and any regular speed freezout under $16,5 (and over $2, nobody ain't got time for that) on Stars. Sometimes I play slightly higher stakes mtts, but I'm not really rolled for them yet and I don't feel like depositing several grand from my life roll just so I can play higher mtts. I probably will not be playing higher than $15 sngs, simply because there are no games running above the $15 level. For mtt's, I'll follow 300bi brm. At the moment, I have $4,4k in my account.

      Any great success yet?


      Well, I can give you a list of my top 10 scores thus far.
      July 2012, $60+R live mtt, 7th place for $1170
      July 2012, $220 live 6max mtt, 9th place for $917
      November 2012, $3,3 6max mtt, 2nd place for $642
      July 2011, $4,4 4max mtt, 1st place for $640
      November 2012, $8,8 6max mtt, 2nd place for $592
      November 2011, $5,5 mtt, 2nd place for $569
      November 2011, $4,4 mtt, 2nd place for $540
      December 2011, $4,4 mtt, 1st place for $533
      November 2012, $8,8 6max mtt, 3rd place for $440
      November 2011, $4,4 mtt, 3rd place for $400

      So as you can see, I haven't had an online score of over $1k, which is really annoying and I hope to score one as soon as possible.

      Stay tuned!
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    • Alficor1
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      Hear me now.

      I havent really played much cards since sunday, mostly because i was incredibly tired. 4 long mtt sessions and little sleep isn't a very good combination! I definitely have to play less mtt sessions and more sng sessions, both because mtt sessions are incredibly exhausting and also because I'm a fucking silver star.

      However, I've been thinking a lot about trading lately (guess why), and I'm definitely gonna give it a shot and will study the materials in next days.

      On more of a random thought - am I the only one who absolutely hates FTP's software right now? I mean it's ok if you want to play just one table, but when I play like 9 tables on stars and 2 on FTP, I really go on a massive tilt thanks to those two tables regardless of how well/bad i run.

    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Alficor1 in da house!

      Welcome welcome!
    • Alficor1
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      Thank you sir! Good to be back :)

      Hope I didn't miss anything amazing.
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      We are still as amazing as ever ;)

      Have a browse around and see for yourself :)
    • Alficor1
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      I'll take a look fo sho mate :)

      Today, I've achieved something quite amazing. I've lost $55 in a $3 rush rebuy mtt, which is quite remarkable for me since I usually just rebuy once or twice. The players were just so bad that I thought the luck just has to turn around at some point. Oh well. :D

      This was amazing too. I dont think I've ever ripped it in with AQ in a real money tournament for 23bbs and got called in two spots with worse hands.

      Full Tilt Poker $12,500 Rush Guar (Rebuy) No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t60/t120 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2022213
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: t15146 126.22 BBs
      SB: t1500 12.50 BBs
      BB: t1680 14 BBs
      UTG: t5525 46.04 BBs
      UTG+1: t3305 27.54 BBs
      UTG+2: t2820 23.50 BBs
      MP1: t2472 20.60 BBs
      MP2: t8174 68.12 BBs
      Hero (CO): t2820 23.50 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t180) Hero is CO with Q :spade: A :diamond:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t240, 2 folds, MP2 calls t240, Hero raises to t2820 all in, 3 folds, UTG+1 raises to t3305 all in, MP2 calls t3065

      Flop: (t9610) Q :diamond: 2 :club: 9 :heart: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Turn: (t9610) 2 :spade: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      River: (t9610) 3 :diamond: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: t9610
      UTG+1 shows K :club: Q :heart: (two pair, Queens and Twos)
      MP2 shows Q :club: J :heart: (two pair, Queens and Twos)
      Hero shows Q :spade: A :diamond: (two pair, Queens and Twos)
      UTG+1 wins t970
      Hero wins t8640
    • acceleration123
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      Pics and gifs in this thread I want :P
    • Alficor1
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      Haha, yea, I'll put in some naked ladies and something I guess.

      Ran pretty bad today, had some semicoolers and coolers and my session ended now, at 22.30 which is pretty lol. Had like two or three itm's, nothing to be proud of. Though I'm pretty happy with the way I played, didn't spew at all which has been my downfall last week.
      I'm done with mtts for the week, saturday and sunday will be sng days. Probably wont play any mtts till next friday/saturday, because I really need to get some sleep.

      And btw - if you think you're stupid, play the $1 3x-turbo rebuy on Stars. It's just mindblowing how can someone rebuy for 3k chips when the blinds are 1250/2500 with like 300 ante :D
      The tournament itself if probably the biggest donkament ever and I would never even bother playing it, but the top payouts are ridic. The $13k for first usually makes me wanna play. :D

      Rl wise, I'm not really happy with my work ethics, as I did literally fuck all in last 2 weeks as far as school stuff goes. I should do quite a bit, but I just cant get myself to do anything.
      Though I have to say I'm loving my life atm, met a lot of great people in college, made some really great friends and overall I'm happy with myself both as a person and a poker player.


      There's actually one thing I've done earlier in this century (not sure if this year or last), that I'd wanna share with the English community as well.
      My guide how to beat NL2 zoom:

      [SIZE=20How to beat NL2 zoom?[/SIZE]


      A) Isolating weaker players.

      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1733867
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      peña848: $2.37
      Hero (): $6.53
      wessie66: $2.02
      Sergioni31ru: $3.21
      cyberman234: $7.47
      Pon4iiik: $7.32

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is with 4 :spade: A :spade:
      3 folds, peña848 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $1.49, 1 fold, peña848 calls $1.47

      Flop: ($3.00) 9 :heart: 5 :diamond: 7 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.04 all in, peña848 folds

      Final Pot: $3.00
      Hero mucks 4 :spade: A :spade:
      Hero wins $2.90
      (Rake: $0.10)



      B) Value betting for advanced players

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $2.80
      SB: $2.19
      BB: $2.51
      UTG: $0.49
      Hero (MP): $3.19
      CO: $1.00

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has J:spade: Q:spade:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.05, fold, BTN calls $0.05, SB calls $0.04, BB calls $0.03

      Flop: ($0.20, 4 players) 3:diamond: J:club: Q:heart:
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.71, BTN raises to $2.75 and is all-in, fold, fold, Hero calls $1.04

      Turn: ($5.70, 2 players) T:spade:

      River: ($5.70, 2 players) 5:heart:

      Hero shows J:spade: Q:spade: (Two Pair, Queens and Jacks) (Pre 74%, Flop 94%, Turn 95%)
      BTN mucks Q:diamond: T:heart: (Two Pair, Queens and Tens) (Pre 26%, Flop 6%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins $5.50




      C) Playing oop

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $0.68
      Hero (SB): $6.05
      BB: $2.00
      UTG: $1.84
      MP: $2.47
      CO: $2.04

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has Q:heart: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $0.06, BTN calls $0.06, Hero raises to $1.01, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.62 and is all-in

      Flop: ($1.44, 2 players) J:heart: K:diamond: 3:diamond:

      Turn: ($1.44, 2 players) K:heart:

      River: ($1.44, 2 players) 5:diamond:

      Hero shows Q:heart: Q:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Queens) (Pre 69%, Flop 88%, Turn 93%)
      BTN mucks A:spade: 6:spade: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 31%, Flop 12%, Turn 7%)
      Hero wins $1.39



      D) How to play ace-rag suited

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $2.51
      SB: $3.34
      Hero (BB): $2.64
      UTG: $1.75
      MP: $1.42
      CO: $1.63

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has A:club: 3:club:

      fold, fold, CO calls $0.02, fold, SB calls $0.01, Hero raises to $0.25, CO calls $0.23, fold

      Flop: ($0.52, 2 players) 4:club: A:diamond: 6:club:
      Hero bets $0.16, CO calls $0.16

      Turn: ($0.84, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero bets $1.81, CO calls $1.22 and is all-in

      River: ($3.28, 2 players) 8:spade:

      Hero shows A:club: 3:club: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 60%, Flop 98%, Turn 93%)
      CO mucks K:spade: Q:heart: (High Card, Ace) (Pre 40%, Flop 2%, Turn 7%)
      Hero wins $3.17


      E) Semibluffing and hitting your draws



      PokerStars - $0.02 NL ZOOM - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $1.27
      SB: $2.38
      BB: $0.86
      UTG: $1.23
      UTG+1: $2.53
      MP: $5.18
      MP+1: $1.38
      LP: $0.73
      Hero (CO): $3.40

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has 3:heart: 4:heart:

      UTG calls $0.02, fold, fold, MP+1 calls $0.02, LP calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls $0.08, MP+1 calls $0.08, LP calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.43, 4 players) 5:heart: J:heart: 7:spade:
      UTG checks, MP+1 checks, LP checks, Hero bets $2.88, fold, MP+1 calls $1.28 and is all-in, fold

      Turn: ($2.99, 2 players) A:diamond:

      River: ($2.99, 2 players) 6:diamond:

      MP+1 shows J:club: J:spade: (Three of a Kind, Jacks) (Pre 79%, Flop 66%, Turn 70%)
      Hero shows 3:heart: 4:heart: (Straight, Seven High) (Pre 21%, Flop 34%, Turn 30%)
      Hero wins $2.89


      F) X-bet wars vs top regs

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $2.60
      SB: $4.78
      BB: $0.83
      Hero (UTG): $2.20
      MP: $2.32
      CO: $1.64

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has T:spade: T:diamond:

      Hero raises to $0.05, MP raises to $0.36, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $1.43, MP calls $1.07

      Flop: ($2.89, 2 players) 2:diamond: 6:heart: 9:spade:
      Hero bets $0.77 and is all-in, MP calls $0.77

      Turn: ($4.43, 2 players) 9:heart:

      River: ($4.43, 2 players) 8:diamond:

      Hero shows T:spade: T:diamond: (Two Pair, Tens and Nines) (Pre 81%, Flop 11%, Turn 9%)
      MP shows 2:club: 2:heart: (Full House, Twos full of Nines) (Pre 19%, Flop 89%, Turn 91%)
      MP wins $4.27

      Some women:

    • Alficor1
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      November review

      November was the 3rd bestest month of my career $$-wise, even though probably my worst sample size wise.



      I worked really hard on my game, practised a lot on sng wizard, watched plenty of videos here and on other sites too. I have to say watching SirWatts' vid (not here) probably helped me the most. I'd say the biggest mistake I've been making before watching it (and a ridiculous amount of regs in the low stakes mtts do this) is betsizing pre ante. You really should be playing the early stages like a normal cash game, not like a tournament. You want to extract the most value from the weaker players and you're just not gonna achieve it by betting 40% of the pot on all streets in a single raised pot.

      Goals for next month:
      [ ] Play 200 mtts
      [ ] Play 300 sngs
      [ ] Some money
      [ ] Reach $10k in earning on P5's
      [ ] $1k score one time? :D
    • Alficor1
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      What are the fucking odds of this??? 17 hands, 7 allins, I won all of them. Aka how to go from starting stack to chiplead in about 10 minutes. :D



      My fav tourney btw, this $5,1 hyper turbo. The structure is ridic fast, people play very tight, just a ton of fun. :)
    • stripofbacon
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      GL, ship it ! :)
      and waiting for gif hands :D
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Luckbox! Keep it up!

      Have an awesome December!

      Oh yeah one more thing.....


      GIFs or GTFO!........please :)
    • Alficor1
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      Thanks guys! :) Didn't ship it, came like 41st for $15 or something.

      There will def be gif hands, when I finish this session I'll make some ;)
    • Alficor1
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      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $400(BB) Poker Stars
      Hero ($11,542)
      BB ($22,329)
      UTG ($23,960)
      UTG+1 ($10,125)
      UTG+2 ($7,404)
      MP1 ($12,744)
      MP2 ($28,529)
      CO ($17,076)
      BTN ($4,970)

      Dealt to Hero T:club: T:spade:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to $800, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $4,920 (AI), Hero raises to $11,492 (AI), fold, UTG+2 calls $6,554 (AI)

      BTN shows 4:spade: A:heart:


      UTG+2 shows Q:diamond: K:diamond:



      FLOP ($20,478) T:diamond: 6:diamond: J:heart:


      TURN ($20,478) T:diamond: 6:diamond: J:heart: 4:diamond:


      RIVER ($20,478) T:diamond: 6:diamond: J:heart: 4:diamond: J:diamond:


      BTN shows 4:spade: A:heart:
      (Pre 27%, Flop 1.0%, Turn 0.0%)

      Hero shows T:club: T:spade:
      (Pre 36%, Flop 59.9%, Turn 21.4%)

      UTG+2 shows Q:diamond: K:diamond:
      (Pre 37%, Flop 39.1%, Turn 78.6%)

      Hero wins $20,478
    • Alficor1
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      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $600(BB) Poker Stars
      SB ($26,539)
      BB ($17,430)
      UTG ($12,595)
      UTG+1 ($44,907)
      UTG+2 ($5,453)
      MP1 ($27,524)
      MP2 ($25,171)
      CO ($11,922)
      Hero ($20,136)

      Dealt to Hero T:diamond: K:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $600, UTG+2 calls $600, fold, fold, fold,

      Hero calls $600, SB calls $300, BB checks

      FLOP ($3,630) 7:diamond: 8:diamond: 3:diamond:


      SB checks, BB bets $3,600, UTG+1 calls $3,600,

      UTG+2 folds, Hero raises to $19,466 (AI),

      SB raises to $25,869 (AI), BB calls $13,160 (AI),

      UTG+1 folds

      SB shows 9:diamond: 4:diamond:


      BB shows 8:club: 8:spade:


      TURN ($62,922) 7:diamond: 8:diamond: 3:diamond: 6:diamond:

      RIVER ($62,922) 7:diamond: 8:diamond: 3:diamond: 6:diamond: 2:heart:


      Hero shows T:diamond: K:diamond:
      (Pre 43%, Flop 64.3%, Turn 73.8%)

      SB shows 9:diamond: 4:diamond:
      (Pre 17%, Flop 0.1%, Turn 2.4%)

      BB shows 8:club: 8:spade:
      (Pre 40%, Flop 35.5%, Turn 23.8%)

      Hero wins $62,922



      When the second dude reshoved I thought I was dead fo shizzle :D
    • Alficor1
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      Had a normal session, with one deep run, that unfortunately ended like this:
      Poker Stars $3.00+$0.30 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t4000/t8000 Blinds + t1000 - 8 players - View hand 2023806
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BB: t416631 M = 20.83
      UTG: t233899 M = 11.69
      UTG+1: t658463 M = 32.92
      MP1: t352703 M = 17.64
      MP2: t321016 M = 16.05
      Hero (CO): t104322 M = 5.22
      BTN: t188416 M = 9.42
      SB: t289018 M = 14.45

      Pre Flop: (t20000) Hero is CO with A :heart: 5 :spade:
      4 folds, Hero raises to t103322 all in, BTN raises to t187416 all in, 2 folds

      Flop: (t226644) 6 :spade: 4 :diamond: 2 :diamond: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Turn: (t226644) 7 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: (t226644) 4 :spade: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: t226644
      Hero shows A :heart: 5 :spade: (a pair of Fours)
      BTN shows 4 :club: A :club: (three of a kind, Fours)
      BTN wins t226644


      Was really shocked to see A4s, tbh I'd never reshove with that hand in a $3 mtt. Obv, if he knows my pushing range (atc) then he should reshove (since he has 59% vs atc). I'd still think it's a pretty loose reshove since you're risking way too much in a high variance spot in a really soft mtt, but it's def fine.
      But an unknown in a $3 mtt is never openshoving atc in this stage (25 or so people left) for 12bbs. He was kind of lucky to run into me, but I'm pretty sure you'd be in a pretty bad shape vs. most players here. Then again, he binked it, so who really cares. :D


      Anyway, I'm definitely playing just sngs tommorow. I really have to. Can't be a stupid silver star ffs.

      Good night guys.
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Hope you have a better day at the SNGs :)

      Thank you for the GIFs!
    • Alficor1
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      Bad luck Brian playing a bubble of a 6max sng :D :



      @holly - cheers mate :) Was really tempted to play mtts again since it's sunday, but really need to play some volume and get some sleep.
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      You playing exclusively at PokerStars for your MTTs and SNGs?
    • Alficor1
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      Yea, exactly. Played on FTP for couple of days but the software is just bad compared to PS. Plus, obv, traffic is much better on stars. Other sites don't come even close imo.

      Had a really good session, played 29 sngs with a nice profit. Played $7 in the first session because of bad traffic and couple of regs in $15s, then moved to $15s in the evening.
      I have to say I'm really happy with my game these days, working with sng wizard really helped me improve both my sng and mtt game (esp mtt since I had already a pretty good sng game).

      Graph:


      Funny pic: