*** My path to mastery 2016 ***

    • nokifpp
      nokifpp
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      Welcome to my blog!

      My name is Urban and I am starting my own poker blog. My priority is 6max cashgame however I love to play tournaments aswell. I will be writing about my upcomming poker projects. I will try to update it as often as possible. I hope this will inspire me and help me advance to higher limits.

      My ultimate goal till december 2013 is to play NL100 Sh. :heart:( Time: 12 months )

      How I will achieve it:

      Start: NL10 Time 3 months
        :s_biggrin:
        part 1 ( 0-20 buyins) COMPLETED ✓

          - Learn making notes ✓
          - HH analize ✓
          - Posting hands on forum ✓
          - Purchase 1 hour of coaching which will be paid from rakeback
          - Withdraw of 10 buyins to my e-wallet pending



        part 2 ( 10-30 buyins)

        COMPLETED ✓


          - Joined study group ✓
          - Watch CR videos
          - Finding major leaks in my game
          - Sweat sessions
          - Implement things that I learned into my game
          - Posting hands on forum
          - Purchase 2 hour of coaching which will be paid from rakeback
          - Withdraw 10 buyins to my e-wallet



        part 3 (20-40 buyins) COMPLETED ✓

          - Session with coach
          - Progress analize
          - HH overwiev with coach
          - Posting hands on forum
          - Make a video
          - Withdraw 10 buyins to my e-wallet
          - Purchase 2 hour of coaching to advocate and help me with moving to NL20



      Final chapter of NL10: Win aditional 20 Buyins COMPLETED ✓



        - Cashout 20 buyins
        - Reinvest 30 buyins

      Move up: 30 buyins for the next limit :diamond:
      Move down: 25 buyins for the next limit :diamond:

      NL10 statistics:

      BB/100: 22,67


      :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade: :spade:

      Start: NL20 Time: 4 months
        :s_cool:
        part 1 ( 0-20 buyins)Time: 30 days COMPLETED ✓

          - Watch Grindcore microstakes videos ( 8 ) ✓
          - Watch Gordon´s videos (2) ✓ ( still waiting for part 3 or anyother of his epic material )
          - Posting hands on forum ✓
          - Sweatsession with friend ✓
          - Join a poker office
          * This is a new option and a very curcial one *
          - Purchase new poker computer
          - Withdraw 10 buyins to my e-wallet




        part 2 ( 10-30 buyins)Time: 30 days

          - Get a hold of Gordons material!
          - Play 2 sessions a day
          - Watch more material from CR
          - Start posting hands
          - Never look at my sexy graph between the sesion ever again!
          - Posting hands on forum
          - Make a video series with a friend where we observe others game and comment on it
          - Finalize the Poker office deal
          - Withdraw 10 buyins to my e-wallet

        part 3 ( 20-40 buyins)Time: 30 days

          - By now I am playing in Poker office and doing great!
          - Discuss hands with fellow poker players
          - Play atleast 10k hands a week!
          - Study Raskolnikov
          - Withdraw 10 buyins to my e-wallet

        part 4 ( 30-50 buyins)Time: 30 days

          - Start playing 100 hours / month
          - No excuses
          - No withdrawals
          - GET A COACH
          - Withdraw 10 buyins to my e-wallet

      Move up: 30 buyins = 1500 € :heart:

      Start: NL50 Time: 5 months
        :s_love: (TBA)
        part 1 ( 0-30 buyins)
        part 2 ( 30-60 buyins)
        part 3 ( 60-100 buyins)

      Move up: 100 buyins :spade:

      Note: This is only a basic guideline, Project will be updated in this thread and on my BLOG.


      »I will show you how great I am!«
  • 54 replies
    • Saren113
      Saren113
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      GL SIR!
    • nokifpp
      nokifpp
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      Thank you!
    • ains21
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      Hey good luck buddy. Just a couple of questions though:

      (1) Is there any reason you're waiting for 100 buy-ins to take a shot at the next limit? I mean, obviously doing so makes sure you're effectively crushing your current limit (which is all well and good), but IMO there isn't a HUGE difference between NL10/25/50 and limiting yourself to 100BI shots will prevent you from moving up as quickly as possible.

      (2) Personally I wouldn't invest in paid coaching until NL100+ since the content here at PS is more than enough to get you crushing micros. Posting hands and attending coaching should be all you need. Though coaching will obviously help expose your leaks, those leaks themselves will be so common (since so many players go through the micros) that I think for the most part you'll be able to identify them and adapt just using the forums and free coaching sessions.

      But, of course, that's all just IMO. Really wish you the best of luck and will check on your blog regularly!
    • nokifpp
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      Hello Ains!

      I know 100 buyins is kind of too much and probably a bit of time waste. The only reason here is my past experience where i had a downswing of 15 buyins at NL20, Ev difference, leading to bust.
      If you think you can write down at how many buyins should i climb up please do so, it would be really helpfull.
      I know it is hard to pay for the coaching especially at these limits but i hoped to find a coach who would not charge that much for the micros.
      I am really grateful for the new Christmas Coaching promotion and I hope Ill be one of the lucky players who get the free coaching :) !
      Wish me best of luck! :)
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Use 30 BI BRM, After every 20 BIs you win, withdraw 10 BIs, finally when ready for the next limit win another 20 BIs and withdraw all of them. So effectively you win 80 BIs at every limit, withdraw 50 and reinvest 30 in your bankroll.

      This'll make sure you're crushing a limit, regular withdrawals will give you a confidence boost since money is definitely a motivational factor that helps us. The final 20 BIs you withdraw at every limit will help you be more comfortable when you take a shot at a higher limit cause you already have some backup with you if anything goes wrong, you got money in your wallet so losses won't hurt you bad.
    • maheepsangari
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      I'd also recommend not keeping a detailed time plan for how and when you'll move up. These calculations must have been made keeping average win rate in mind but variance will throw all this right out the window. Before you know it you'll start tilting trying to complete your time constraint goal and that won't benefit you.

      You wanna move upto NL 100 in a year, you know what you're gonna do, fair enough, don't decide 30 days for this, 30 days for that etc. All this will create unnecessary reasons for you to tilt.

      Here' a pictorial description of what i mentioned in my previous post.
    • nokifpp
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      Hey maheep!

      Thank you for your reply, It is very constructive and helpfull. It is true, I did not count in the variance. I will adjust my plan to the step guide.
      If i understand this it should go like this at NL10:

      Lets say we made 20 buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 10 buyins,
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 20 buyins,
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 30 buyins,
      Our e-wallet account has 30 buyins
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 40 buyins,
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 50 buyins,
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 60 buyins,
      Our e-wallet account has 60 buyins
      We got our initial deposit + 120 buyins for our current limit

      Which makes 60 buyins for the next limit, however we only need 30 buyins, so we do not need to deposit

      I am lost a bit here, fucked my calculations a bit :D
    • maheepsangari
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      Lets say we made 20 buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 10 buyins,
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 20 buyins,
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 10
      Now we got Initial deposit + 30 buyins,
      Our e-wallet account has 30 buyins
      We win 20 more buyins ----> withdraw 20
      Now we got Initial deposit + 30 buyins,

      Ewallet has 50 BIs.

      When you have increased your bankroll by 30 BIs at current limit, you have 30 BIs for next limit.

      So total won 80 BIs, withdrew 50, reinvested 30 and moved up.

      Incase of NL 10, you start with $300, withdraw $500, reinvest $300, bankroll moves up to $600 which is 30 BI BR for NL 20.
    • nokifpp
      nokifpp
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      Thank you very much, already editing the plan :)
    • nokifpp
      nokifpp
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      Alright so, volume isn`t that great, my gf had her bd so really couldnt play that much.

      Anyway here is my graph for the positions if anyone wants to comment:



      And the graph from the start of the project:



      Thank you Italy! :heart: :heart: :heart:
    • prisly87
      prisly87
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      Hey man nice start. You are crushing them so far (low volumne). On what site are you playing?
      About the stats:
      You are calling too much. Your vpip and pfr should be closer. Especially in SB your vpip is too big. I think you should call less there.
      Are you from Slovenia? Urban sounds very Slovenian :)

      subscribed

      gl on tables
    • maheepsangari
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      Sample size is a bit small to determine much from your positional stats.

      However your VPIP is the highest from a point where it should be the lowest. Gap in PFR and VPIP also suggests that you're calling a lot or just completing a lot from small blind which won't work well for you in the long run.

      Next time also post 3bet stats.

      The overall gap between your VPIP and PFR also seems quite large, however like I said, small sample so won't be accurate, wait for like 40-50k hands I think and then post again.
    • thephoenixrising
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      looks like a great start, best of luck!
    • nokifpp
      nokifpp
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      @Prisly87 Im playing on cake network however not linked to PS :/. Ofc Im crushing them, the decisions they are making are in 90% no-brainer. :s_grin:
      And yes Im from Slovenia :)

      @Maheep Ill put in some more volumne and post all the stats then, and yes I agree about the blinds, ill start folding more.

      Ty for all the feedback :) :heart:
    • nokifpp
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      So I went fishing and you guys wont believe what I cought. :s_o: :s_o: :s_o:

      :spade: Baby Kraken :spade:



      Poker runing good, will update in the next days, at the 10k hands mark. :f_cool:
    • maheepsangari
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      Post some hands.
    • nokifpp
      nokifpp
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      Hello!

      Today was a special day, felt unrealisticly great!
      I have just completed the first part and I feel very happy about it! :s_cool:

      So I am going to write down 5 interesting situations/hands that I had some trouble with and occur quite often. I will also run over all the hands that costed me too much money.

      The last step in this part is 1 hour of coaching which I think could be delayed a bit, I can save the € to purchase it later. However I know there are few things I need to fix. Below are my stats and I would really be gratefull if someone could help me with my gap problem.





      Top 5 loosing hands:

      Hand 1# ################################

      Revolution Gaming Network - €0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BB): 147.8 BB
      UTG: 26.5 BB
      CO: 54.4 BB
      BTN: 69.1 BB
      SB: 56.4 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.15) Hero has 7:spade: 7:heart:

      fold, CO calls 1 BB, BTN raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero calls 2 BB, CO calls 2 BB

      Flop: (€0.95, 3 players) 5:heart: 8:spade: 6:diamond:
      Hero bets 4.8 BB, fold, BTN raises to 66.1 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 61.3 BB

      Turn: (€14.17, 2 players) K:spade:

      River: (€14.17, 2 players) 6:heart:

      Hero shows 7:spade: 7:heart: (Two Pair, Sevens and Sixes) (Pre 20%, Flop 39%, Turn 23%)
      BTN shows A:club: A:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes) (Pre 80%, Flop 61%, Turn 77%)
      BTN wins 132.3 BB

      Hand 2# ################################

      Revolution Gaming Network - €0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 162.7 BB
      BB: 5.5 BB
      UTG: 45.4 BB
      CO: 46.3 BB
      Hero (BTN): 103 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.15) Hero has K:heart: A:diamond:

      UTG calls 1 BB, fold, Hero raises to 4 BB, SB calls 3.5 BB, fold, UTG calls 3 BB

      Flop: (€1.30, 3 players) 8:heart: K:diamond: 2:club:
      SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets 6 BB, SB calls 6 BB, fold

      Turn: (€2.50, 2 players) Q:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets 12.5 BB, SB raises to 25 BB, Hero calls 12.5 BB

      River: (€7.50, 2 players) A:heart:
      SB bets 37.5 BB, Hero raises to 68 BB and is all-in, SB calls 30.5 BB

      SB shows 2:spade: 2:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Twos) (Pre 53%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
      Hero shows K:heart: A:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Kings) (Pre 47%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
      SB wins 197 BB


      Hand 3# ################################

      12 December 2012 22:55
      Revolution Gaming Network - €0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 188.2 BB
      MP: 49.8 BB
      Hero (CO): 93 BB
      BTN: 62.1 BB
      SB: 67 BB
      BB: 88 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.15) Hero has K:spade: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 3.5 BB, BTN calls 3.5 BB, fold, BB calls 2.5 BB

      Flop: (€1.10, 3 players) J:spade: 5:spade: 6:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 7 BB, fold, BB raises to 84.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 77.5 BB

      Turn: (€18.00, 2 players) 4:heart:

      River: (€18.00, 2 players) 6:spade:

      Hero shows K:spade: K:diamond: (Two Pair, Kings and Sixes) (Pre 82%, Flop 67%, Turn 82%)
      BB shows Q:spade: T:spade: (Flush, Queen High) (Pre 18%, Flop 33%, Turn 18%)
      BB wins 168 BB

      Hand 4# ################################

      Revolution Gaming Network - €0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 30.6 BB
      BB: 71.7 BB
      UTG: 73.8 BB
      CO: 51.1 BB
      Hero (BTN): 102 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.15) Hero has K:club: A:heart:

      fold, CO calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 4.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 20 BB, fold, Hero raises to 102 BB and is all-in, BB calls 51.7 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (€14.49, 2 players) 2:diamond: 8:spade: K:diamond:

      Turn: (€14.49, 2 players) J:heart:

      River: (€14.49, 2 players) T:spade:

      BB shows A:spade: A:diamond: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 93%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      Hero shows K:club: A:heart: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 7%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      BB wins 135.3 BB

      Hand 5# ################################

      Revolution Gaming Network - €0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BB): 118 BB
      UTG: 29.5 BB
      MP: 45.6 BB
      CO: 53.5 BB
      BTN: 98.8 BB
      SB: 71.3 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.15) Hero has A:diamond: K:club:

      fold, MP calls 1 BB, CO calls 1 BB, fold, SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero raises to 5 BB, fold, CO calls 4 BB, fold

      Flop: (€1.20, 2 players) T:club: 2:spade: Q:spade:
      Hero bets 6 BB, CO calls 6 BB

      Turn: (€2.40, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets 6 BB, CO calls 6 BB

      River: (€3.60, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero bets 10 BB, CO raises to 36.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 26.5 BB

      Hero shows A:diamond: K:club: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 61%, Flop 48%, Turn 66%)
      CO shows 9:spade: 5:spade: (Flush, Queen High) (Pre 39%, Flop 52%, Turn 34%)
      CO wins 101.8 BB


      My stats for part 1:



      My graph with Showdown and non-showdown winnings:

    • maheepsangari
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      Good going, congratulations. :)

      Ok some points on some hands.

      Hand 1:

      No point donk betting here. You have a nice draw, play the draw passively, just check/call it. No point moving all in, the draw isn't that strong. You'll have roughly 34% equity I think so its best to check/call here.

      Hand 2:
      This is very opponent dependent. If he is aggressive or passive, how much does he raise etc. Usually call flop and raise turn is a very strong 2pair+ line. Since its just a min raise I'd call here and just call the river.

      He can have 2pair+ or pure bluffs(very rare). If he has sets like 88,22 you're beat anyway. If he has a 2 pair (again opponent dependent) only 2pair I can imagine is KQ. 3 combos each of sets and 6 combos of 2 pairs. He can also have QQ, although unlikely. So you're mostly beating half his range. I think I'd just call and not raise river. Kinda close.

      Hand 3:
      If the opponent is aggressive I'd expect him to jam, 55,66,JJ, 56s, 78s, maybe even 56o, 78o, AsQs, AsTs, You are blocking all Ks Flush draws. Maybe he could also have lower Asxs. I wouldn't put a lot of Qsxs cause I guess only QsTs is possible since all broadway Qsxs are blocked but not sure if he'd even move in with QsTs like he did. My Equilab not working for some reason. Run that range and let see what you get.

      Hand 4:
      Standard cooler, BU vs. BB so get it in unless he's a huge nit.

      Hand 5:
      Overplayed this one. Pre flop you could raise it to 6BB. On the flop I'm not sure if you should C-Bet. You only have a gutshot with overcards so if you C-bet Qx hands call, Tx hands call, KJ calls, don't think he'll have J9 often. He can have a lot of Asxs and Ksxs flush draws in his range.

      If you C-bet you can barrel a K, A or J but spades in those would suck. I actually wouldn't really C-bet here. Post this hand for evaluation and ask if you should cbet flop.

      On the turn he's not folding anything he called flop with so you have no fold equity on turn at all. On the river you make a straight, you bet he raises you call. he's never doing that with a bluff. he has to have a very string hand and from the range given to him has to be a flush. Surprised he played 95s but he could even hand a lot of Ace high and K high flushes there so its a bet/fold on river.

      I think its overplayed cause you ended up inflating the pot with a hand that wasn't that good on this flop.

      As far as your VPIP/PFR gap goes, post some hands that you only call/limp or cold call with.
    • nokifpp
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      Thank you for your analysis maheep, it was very helpful!

      I did run the hand 3# in the equilab, I have added QQ-JJ,66-55,AQs,ATs,QTs,87s,65s,87o,65o to his range and the outcome is

      Board:


      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 57.02% 57.02% 0.00% KdKs
      MP3 42.98% 42.98% 0.00% QQ-JJ, 66-55, AQs, ATs, QTs, 87s, 65s, 87o, 65o

      However from my past experiance they are showing even wider range on this kind of boards, for exampla anytwo suited, top pair, even mid pair.

      All the hands that I posted are not played that good and are the hands I lost the most with.

      I will soon post the hands you requested.

      Thank you again!