Kimber88 - SSS blog shot dead. BANG! :)

    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Ok. Time to start my blog.

      I'm 20 year old Anders from Denmark.

      I have passed the quiz and have gotten the $50 start bonus. My goal is to turn this into $1000 by the end of the year.

      ATM I'm playing on 3 different sites. Mostly I play on Party where I'm only playing SSS. I also play on Ladbrokes where I play mainly SnG. And then I have begun playing tournaments on Tilt. I'm improving my game a lot there, and I don't make as many mistakes as I used to in tournaments.

      I have added a short-term goal to my list.

      Short Term Goals: (as of August 10th)
      [X]Attend coaching on SSS
      [X]Become Silver Member on PokerStrategy
      [X]Beat NL10 on PartyPoker (moving slow)
      [X]Re-read all basic articles on SSS
      [X]Read and re-read all bronze articles concerning SSS
      [X]Reach $500 on FullTilt by playing tournaments ($87)
      [X]Reach $500 on Ladbrokes by playing tournaments ($197)

      Long Term Goals:
      (as of August 10th)
      [X]Become Gold Member on PokerStrategy
      [X]Become Diamond Member on PokerStrategy
      [X]Become Platinum Member on PokerStrategy
      [X]Reach $1000 on PokerStars
      [X]Reach $1000 on PartyPoker
      [X]Cashout $300 and buy something nice for my girlfriend.. :)

      Sadly I'm only tracked on Party, So I will do most of my playing there.

      That's it for now.

      Cheers,
      Kimber88
  • 33 replies
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Nice start. :) I am looking forward to read about your progress. Have fun in your holidays.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Thanks you. Nice to get some response. I played a hand today in a FL cash game. I's like to hear your oppinion on my play?


      Known players:
      SB:
      $6,31
      BB:
      $2,27
      MP2:
      $0,45
      MP3:
      $1,77
      CO:
      $3,57
      Hero:
      $10,29

      0,05/0,1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.57 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:club: , Q:diamond:
      2 folds, CO calls, Hero raises, SB folds, BB 3-bets, CO calls, Hero caps, BB calls, CO calls.

      Flop: (12,60 SB) K:club: , Q:spade: , 2:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets, CO calls, Hero raises, BB calls, CO calls.

      Turn: (9,30 BB) A:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets, CO calls, Hero raises, BB 3-bets, CO caps, Hero calls, BB calls.

      River: (21,30 BB) K:heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, CO bets, Hero raises, BB calls, CO calls.

      Final Pot: 27,30 BB

      Results follow :
      Hero shows a full-house, queens full of kings (Qc Qd)
      BB shows a full-house, aces full of kings (Ad Ac)
      BB wins with a full-house, aces full of kings (Ad Ac)

      Did I play it bad. I know that both AA and AK would beat me. But still.
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Wow, very sick hand. I am not a FL player, but if you ask me, I would say: well played! Only AA/KK/Ak beats you. Due to the fact that this is SH I wouldn't be scared and would therefore put my money in. nh!
    • punta
      punta
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 297
      I would of played it the same - I may have checked the river if I had some info on the villian.

      Nice hand though :)
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Thanks for your quick responses.. :)
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      I'm done for the night. I'm up 54,4BB on 883 hands. That's okay.

      I had some bad plays on FL and I didn't really stick with the schemes. I took a break and came bake to play with the SSS on NL10.

      I won back what I lost, and a bit more. So I'm satisfied with the night.

      The last hand of the night (Not perfect played by me, but I won it):

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2,12
      BB:
      $2,00
      UTG:
      $5,46
      UTG+1:
      $10,57
      UTG+2:
      $14,65
      MP1:
      $9,50
      MP2:
      $1,90
      Hero:
      $1,85
      CO:
      $9,61
      BU:
      $4,15

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.57 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J:spade: , J:club:
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, Hero raises to $0,50, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) 5:heart: , 8:spade: , Q:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,70, MP2 calls $0,70.

      Turn: ($2,55) 8:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,70 (All-In), Hero raises to $0,65 (All-In).

      River: ($3,90) 5:spade:


      Final Pot: $3,90

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and eights (Js Jc)
      MP2 shows two pairs, eights and fives (4d 4s)

      Hero wins with two pairs, jacks and eights (Js Jc)
    • Leo
      Leo
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      Joined: 10.01.2008 Posts: 4,512
      Hey Kimber,

      I think you did play that well, since your not gonna fold to a 70c bet in a 2.55 pot imo. Maybe you should have looked at his stack first though, since then you might have wanted to push him all in on the flop already to create max fold equity + get max value out of your strong hands there.

      How is doing FL/SSS working out for you? don't you ever get mixed up? =)

      Good luck,
      Leo
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Thanks for your reply and advice. :)

      I have both SHC printed out, and I have them by my side accordingly to what strategy I'm playing at. Atm I find SSS to fit me the best, so I might give FL a rest.
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Had a really bad night. Lost what I gained the last couple of days. I got impatient and started playing "almost-playable-hand". I can blame only myself. So now it's back to where I started - and stick 100% to the SSS..

      Going on holiday for two weeks now. I'll be back with a clear head.. :)
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      I have come home from my holidays and I'm ready to continue my poker playing and blogging. ATM I'm playing 5 tables with the SSS. Left to tables with just over 30BB and rebought at one table, so I'm almost break even.

      I'l post again later today, to let you know how it all ends up.

      I'm gonna play a few Double-Or-Nothing too. I'll update on that later aswell..
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Nice to see you are back, keep us updated and good luck :)
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      As I'm sure everyone can see, I didn't come back that night to sum up. The reason is I was struck by a major downswing, which I'm still struggling with. I lost on SSS and lately I have lost on S'n'G too. I'm starting a little SSS now and hope everything will go better now. Wish me luck.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Good Luck Dane! Tak for Mad! :]

      Keep us up-to-date about your progress
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Okay. Now here's the deal:

      - I'll take more time to work on blog and write about my progress in order to become a better player.

      - Inspired by Gerv's blog, I'll use more time on posting hands and graphs, to make the blog more readre-friendly. And also to make it easier for you guys to evaluate my play.

      - Also I started playing on PartyPoker. Why? I noticed that a lot of the videos in here is from there, and also a lot of the coachings take place there. And hopefully I'll find a lot of fish in there.. :)

      - Stick to SSS and not play cheap sattelites and S'n'Gs as I always end up finishing just before I get ITM. My tournament play I will work on later, when my cash game play starts going well.

      - when I get the time I'll also update the first post in my blog, and make it a better welcome (this is also partly inspired by Gerv), and I'll post graphs and stats in the first post, and keep this up to date, so that the first post always contain lifetime-stats.

      - The first post will also come to contain some goals that I intend to achieve

      So this is my plan for now. Thanks to Gerv for showing what a blog should really look like.

      Oh and BTW, I started on PP last night and won $3.75 in a short time using the SSS. Only played four tables at a time. The amount of fishes really surprised me.. :)

      Thanks for reading this far. Feel free to coment on my plans. Any usefull words, that be good or bad, is highly appriciated.

      Cheers,
      Kimber88 (on PP I'm Kimber1988)
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Originally posted by Kimber88
      So this is my plan for now. Thanks to Gerv for showing what a blog should really look like.
      No need to thank me, I like it when i inspire people as they inspire me at the same time :)
      You play NL10 on PartyPoker? Maybe Ive saw you sometime. I dislike NL25 on Party since there arent many players there.

      See you on the tables and good luck :)
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      I've updated my first post with some short and long term goals. Any suggestions for more goals I should set?

      I attended my first coaching today, and this was very nice. I learned a lot from it, and I will definitly be watching more of them later on.

      Back to the tables now. Updates and graphs coming later.
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      I need you guys to look at this.

      First of all I bought in with max stack, by accident. But then get delt KK and I think "Okay, I'll play this".. Guess what happens. A fish gets lucky. Here's the hand.


      Known players:
      SB:
      $4.76
      BB:
      $11.39
      MP2:
      $8.27
      MP3:
      $10.98
      Hero:
      $9.00
      BU:
      $8.88

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.57 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:club: , K:spade:
      MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.70, BU folds, SB calls $0.65, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.60, MP3 calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($2.90) 8:diamond: , 7:heart: , 2:diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, MP2 bets $0.70, MP3 calls $0.70, Hero raises to $2.80, SB folds, MP2 calls $2.10, MP3 calls $2.10.

      Turn: ($11.30) K:diamond: (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 checks, Hero raises $5.50 (All-In), MP2 raises to $4.77 (All-In), MP3 calls $5.50.

      River: ($27.07) 6:diamond:


      Final Pot: $27.07

      Results follow :
      Hero shows three of a kind, kings (Kc Ks)
      MP2 shows a straight, ten high (9h Th)
      MP3 shows a pair of tens (Tc Ts)

      MP2 wins with a straight, ten high (9h Th)



      Should I have done anything differently?
    • timukasr
      timukasr
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      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 1,820
      No, it was nicely played. Maybe you could bet flop more to protect your hand.
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Originally posted by timukasr
      No, it was nicely played. Maybe you could bet flop more to protect your hand.
      Maybe. But I think they would both have called me even at that point. The guy who caught the straight would probably have called me with anything.. He was extremely loose and fishy.

      Thanks for your reply.. :)
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