Semesa's SSS blog

    • Semesa
      Semesa
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      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      i have a problem in that i have alot of trouble keeping focussed on things. as a result i've been sorta doodling around from one strategy to the next, dabbling in some BSS when i first got my BR, then going to SnG's, then a brief stunt in SSS which ended badly.


      However after playing about 400 hands of SSS i found just how easy and worthwhile it is. making $5 in less then an hour from my measly $10(thats how much i have left on titan, i got my $50 on FTP) bankroll.


      So... proper Hold em manager reports etc etc. hopefully ill be able to get back on track and start making some proper moneys.

      at the moment im multi'ing 4 tables. but thats only because i cant seem to find any more. i feel i could probably handle up to 10 tables without too much trouble.


      anyways.... onto the blog.

      DAY 1:

      aims:
      [x]start my SSS career
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]be in profit for the first day


      Starting bank roll: $10.01
      Ending bankroll: $18.32



      Today was my first day of official SSS grinding.
      Starting at the 5c/10c limits, and i intend to be moving my way up as quickly as possible while playing conservatively as a proper SSS'er should.
      i only played a bit under 400 hands because there arn't enough tables to play alot.

      I play using the minitable option on Titan poker, and i am using 2 monitors, my laptop and a 19" CRT. i loaned my 22" LCD to my brother indefinitely. or at least... until i get my computer running again


      today went quite well, every time i went in with the winning hand, i won.
      I never went in with the losing hand.
      Aces held up for me a total of 3 times.

      Pretty pictures time:










      interesting hands:
      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG bjkkkkkk ($1.14)
      UTG 1 cokein87 ($10.00)
      MP1 OrengySky ($13.70)
      MP2 Chompas2 ($8.46)
      MP3 argpoker77 ($10.04)
      CO SkatYesGoSay ($15.75)
      BTN mannerking ($15.33)
      SB Hero ($1.99)
      BB windybear ($11.22)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 9 players) Hero is SB A: A:
      bjkkkkkk calls $0.10, 2 folds, Chompas2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 1 fold, bjkkkkkk calls $0.40, Chompas2 folds

      Flop: Q: J: K: ($1.20, 2 players)
      Hero bets $1.49, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $2.69

      Hero wins $2.63 ( won $0.64 )
      bjkkkkkk lost -$0.50
      Chompas2 lost -$0.10


      Not sure if i played this right, but "Technically" according to SSS i have a draw hand here(yes... i know its not a true OESD, but its a draw + overpair so i thought that was good enough to shove)





      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      10 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG vajufa ($2.32)
      UTG 1 pardol190 ($3.26)
      UTG 2 Hero ($1.85)
      MP1 pokergrrl19 ($3.14)
      MP2 estefii ($8.65)
      MP3 xMOTORHEADx ($3.38)
      CO OrengySky ($14.25)
      BTN Bizounours37 ($0.80)
      SB alekbaldwin ($11.15)
      BB okready ($8.43)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 10 players) Hero is UTG 2 K: K:
      1 fold, pardol190 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, pokergrrl19 raises to $3.14, 6 folds, pardol190 folds, Hero calls $1.45

      Flop: T: :3s: A: ($5.24, 2 players)

      Turn: :7c: ($5.24, 2 players)

      River: K: ($5.24, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $5.24
      pokergrrl19 shows: :3c: :3h:

      Hero wins $3.76 ( won $1.91 )
      pokergrrl19 wins $1.29 ( lost -$1.85 )
      pardol190 lost -$0.10



      Wow... all in with 33 after a raise... im glad to be the person to have taken the money off this girl.






      And last but not least: the ONLY hand i played all day that i am sure i did the wrong thing in. luckily i hit my queen on the river and took the pot. however the opponent was stupid to have called the turn with mid pair?
      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      10 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG argpoker77 ($10.20)
      UTG 1 cokein87 ($11.33)
      UTG 2 xMOTORHEADx ($3.16)
      MP1 SkatYesGoSay ($9.85)
      MP2 CouilleDours ($5.03)
      MP3 DuffX ($27.68)
      CO mannerking ($9.95)
      BTN Hoondie83 ($8.58)
      SB Hero ($1.90)
      BB windybear ($10.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 10 players) Hero is SB Q: K:
      4 folds, CouilleDours calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 1 fold, CouilleDours calls $0.30

      Flop: :4h: :3h: :7d: ($0.90, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, CouilleDours calls $0.60

      Turn: J: ($2.10, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, CouilleDours calls $0.90

      River: Q: ($3.90, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $3.90
      CouilleDours shows: :8c: :8s:

      Hero wins $3.71 ( won $1.81 )
      CouilleDours lost -$1.90





      hope you enjoy
  • 13 replies
    • gggeorgio
      gggeorgio
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      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      best of luck luck, and hopefully you make good progress.

      It's much easier for us to read if you convert those hands before you post them with a site like http://www.neildewhurst.com/hand-converter.

      *edit I would comment on the hands, but I've never played SSS
    • Semesa
      Semesa
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      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      converted them using weaktight.

      im pretty sure i was playing with one or two people from this forum at one stage, the names rung a bell but i cant remember them now.


      edit:

      PART 2 OF DAY 1:
      decided to play some more poker as im really loving these returns im getting, i realise i must be on an upswing to be making $4+ per hour on NL10 but ill take it while it lasts.

      Starting Bankroll: $18.31
      Ending bankroll: $24.68

      aims:
      [x]continue to make money
      [x]read up as much on poker as possible while multitabling.


      managed to get 6 tables up and running and got profit from every table.
      ended up going broke in one, rebuy'ed for 20BB and a couple hands later i trippled up with aces.(NOTE: it was more like 2.5x, one of the callers only had $1)

      PICTURES:


    • Skribbles
      Skribbles
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      Joined: 29.01.2008 Posts: 57
      Goodluck mes and plz for love of god

      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      Stacks:
      UTG argpoker77 ($10.20)
      UTG 1 cokein87 ($11.33)
      UTG 2 xMOTORHEADx ($3.16)
      MP1 SkatYesGoSay ($9.85)
      MP2 CouilleDours ($5.03)
      MP3 DuffX ($27.68)
      CO mannerking ($9.95)
      BTN Hoondie83 ($8.58)
      SB Hero ($1.90)
      BB windybear ($10.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 10 players) Hero is SB Q: K:
      4 folds, CouilleDours calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 1 fold, CouilleDours calls $0.30

      Flop: :4h: :3h: :7d: ($0.90, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, CouilleDours calls $0.60

      Turn: J: ($2.10, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, CouilleDours calls $0.90

      River: Q: ($3.90, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $3.90
      CouilleDours shows: :8c: :8s:

      Hero wins $3.71 ( won $1.81 )
      CouilleDours lost -$1.90
      Well played.

      Keep up on NL10 Titan, and maybe I see you on NL20 ;)
    • Semesa
      Semesa
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      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      Originally posted by Skribbles
      Goodluck mes and plz for love of god

      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      aims:
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      [x]adhere STRICTLY TO BRM
      yes, i know... but hey, who's in APL regionals and whos not :P
      i should start coaching you, we will call the class "how to completely donk out in a live MTT and still make the final table" michael can be our example.




      DAY 2:

      STARTING BANKROLL: $18.32
      ENDING BANKROLL: $26.79 (rakeback gave me an extra $4 or so)

      after a shocking start(down 26BB's in 10 minutes due to a donkey calling a raise with 2 4o and hitting 2 pair on the flop) i managed to pull it back to be in profit about $2.

      i've got a few interesting hands today, but first, pretty pictures:

      edit: nevermind the big $3 loss at the beggining, i was teaching a friend of mine how to play just before i started SSSing and he decided to shove with mid pair when i was out of the room






      my Donkey play of the day. i am fully aware i should have folded on the flop, hell, i even said at the table "this call is SOOO wrong" but it paid off. last time im doing this however.

      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG dabazz ($22.10)
      UTG+1 xMOTORHEADx ($1.00)
      MP1 pablibiri ($8.29)
      MP2 Toxic3 ($2.87)
      MP3 xfulldogx ($10.20)
      CO eltecla1234 ($1.66)
      BTN manuel13 ($8.87)
      SB moneyman56 ($12.90)
      BB Hero ($1.55)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 9 players) Hero is BB :9c: Q:
      5 folds, eltecla1234 calls $0.10, manuel13 calls $0.10, moneyman56 calls $0.05, Hero checks

      Flop: :9h: J: T: ($0.40, 4 players)
      moneyman56 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, 1 fold, manuel13 calls $0.50

      Turn: :8d: ($1.90, 3 players)
      moneyman56 bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.95, 1 fold, moneyman56 calls $0.85

      River: :3d: ($3.80, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $3.80
      moneyman56 shows: J: :8h:

      Hero wins $3.61 ( won +$2.06 )
      moneyman56 lost -$1.55
      eltecla1234 lost -$0.10
      manuel13 lost -$0.60

      yeah. i won, but it didnt feel good doing it.


      this next hand im not so sure if i made the right call or not. the guy raising had raised the last 6 hands without seeing a showdown. and i knew he hadnt hit the jack on the flop.

      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      10 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG glamourmc ($0.89)
      UTG+1 AyourikA ($1.95)
      UTG+2 alga040561 ($1.90)
      MP1 safe1guard ($15.26)
      MP2 yuginZu ($2.31)
      MP3 nouski ($11.41)
      CO ardillon34 ($1.70)
      BTN ranger8385 ($1.85)
      SB Hero ($2.74)
      BB dieclaudia1 ($1.90)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 10 players) Hero is SB T: T:
      2 folds, alga040561 calls $0.10, 2 folds, nouski raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.90, 1 fold, alga040561 folds, nouski calls $0.60

      Flop: J: :7c: :4h: ($2, 2 players)
      Hero bets $1, nouski raises to $2, Hero calls $0.84

      Turn: :9h: ($5.84, 2 players)

      River: :8s: ($5.84, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $5.84
      nouski shows: Q: A:

      Hero wins $5.40 ( won +$2.66 )
      nouski wins $0.16 ( lost -$2.74 )
      alga040561 lost -$0.10




      im also noticing that my holdem manager is recording hands i've never played.

      according to HeM, i've played a hand where i open limped with 98o with $4 at the table... 2 problems, i NEVER limp, or play 98, and i NEVER have $4 at any table.
    • punta
      punta
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 297
      Not good I can see tears soon - calling a raise with TT with a over sized stack.

      You DO need to read the rules again :) you lucky boy :D
    • Skribbles
      Skribbles
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      Joined: 29.01.2008 Posts: 57
      BUSTED
      [x]adhere STRICTLY to the SSS SHC
      VP : 58
      LAG SSS WINNA
    • Semesa
      Semesa
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      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      so as a hard and fast rule you cannot use reads in SSS? i thought it may have been ok having seen his previous raises

      skribz:
      nice, you took a screenshot while i was BSS'ing with my brother(sarenace on these forums)

      pr0 H4X imo

      lucky he didnt make the screenshot bigger or you would have seen the blinds :O (1/2c)

      also, even if i was LAG SSS'ing, my PR would be almost the same as my VP, as according to SSS you only VP if you PR.

      sorry, 2g4u

      another thing: i also play alot of HU, which may explain your VP stats on me(rigging pokerace? i think so)
    • punta
      punta
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      Joined: 10.02.2008 Posts: 297
      No reads - just by the book.

      I HATE SSS like you would not believe, but played it to get my bank roll up to where i can play BSS FR & SH - PROPER POKER :D - which I did and i am now playing at PP - but cuz of some cocks up and loads of messages betweem me and PS/PP I am not tracked at Party, even though i signed up with the code, BUT cuz I had a play money account as well, this is what ended up getting tracked X( - I have now given up trying to sort it out. :evil:

      So when I hit Bronze, I go over to FTP and SSS by the book ,just to get my strat points and get back to silver.

      GL

      Paul
    • Semesa
      Semesa
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      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      in order to break the monotony that is SSS, i've started playing some $1 HU, 6max, and FR SnG's on titan now that i have a $30 and can use proper BRM.

      one thing i notice is that almost EVERYONE playing $1 HU are absolute donkeys, i managed to win my first one tonight in the first hand where he called an all in with ace high(i hit 2 pair on the river after 4 barrelling him with top pair)
    • Semesa
      Semesa
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      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      just a quick update, i placed 2nd in a rebuy tournament without rebuying and won $77, bankroll now at $102
    • MackieeE
      MackieeE
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      Joined: 07.02.2008 Posts: 31
      Well done Semesa on your 2nd place dude :) Was it a $2 dollar buy in with add ons? I'd imagine the prize pool being bigger for that :o
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      nice bankroll boost.