Challenge NL2-NL25

    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      Hi :) I have moved almost all of my br from party to pokerstars. I have 30$ left on party, so decided to take a challenge. I will start playing NL2 FR and will try to reach NL25. I will be using pretty aggressive bankroll management.

      NL4 15 buyins.
      NL10 18 buyins.
      NL25 23 buyins.

      I will be posting graphs, interesting and biggest hands from every session.

      Challenge should be pretty difficult, because of players segregation, but I will try to do my best. I hope that after this challenge I will be a better player.

      Maybe in the future this challenge blog will become my main blog.

      Happy grinding :)
  • 16 replies
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      If I have time, I will play my first session today.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Goodluck!!!
    • Spaxxan
      Spaxxan
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.04.2010 Posts: 506
      GL GL !
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      My first session ended pretty well.



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      One interesting hand:

      His stats 35/10 AF:5,5 WTSD:47 W$SD:14 after 51 hands.

      I was really thinking about folding, but it's NL2, so I decided to look that he has.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $3.90
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $2.08
      CO:
      $0.87
      BU (Hero):
      $2.00
      SB:
      $2.00
      BB:
      $2.16
      UTG2:
      $2.44


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, A.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.14, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.12, 2 folds, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.35) 2, 5, A (2 players)
      UTG2 raises to $2.30(All-In), Hero calls $1.86.

      Turn: ($4.51) Q (2 players)


      River: ($4.51) T (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.51.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(Kd Ah).
      UTG2 shows a pair of fives(5c 6c).

      Hero wins with a pair of aces(Kd Ah).
      UTG2 wins with a pair of fives(5c 6c).
      :f_biggrin: this hand tells everything about NL2.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Honestly I'm snapping that hand every time, at this level in that situation I' d seem to think they would just spazz out with worse Ax most of the time.
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      Played another session. I think I can play a lot better, I'm bluff catching too much, but I think I will adapt to value betting game pretty soon.



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      Some hands:

      CO stats 41/8 AF:10 WTSD:29 W$SD:50 fold to 3bet:80 after 39 hands.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $1.73
      CO:
      $1.86
      BU:
      $1.69
      SB:
      $1.75
      BB (Hero):
      $3.82
      UTG1:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $0.30
      MP1:
      $2.07
      MP2:
      $3.34


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A.
      UTG1 raises to $0.06, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.06, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.06, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.34, 2 folds, CO calls $0.28, SB folds.

      Flop: ($0.86) K, 6, K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.32, CO raises to $0.72, Hero calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($2.3) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO raises to $0.80(All-In), Hero calls $0.80.

      River: ($3.9) 6 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.9.

      Results follow:

      CO shows a full-house, kings full of sixes(Th Kd).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings(Ad As).

      CO wins with a full-house, kings full of sixes(Th Kd).

      Flush over flush, nobody can get away :D

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $1.52
      SB:
      $0.78
      BB (Hero):
      $2.00
      UTG1:
      $2.06
      UTG2:
      $1.94
      MP1:
      $1.32
      MP2:
      $1.04
      MP3:
      $3.04


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, 7.
      5 folds, CO calls $0.02, BU folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.06) Q, T, 8 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.04, CO calls $0.04, SB folds.

      Turn: ($0.14) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.09, CO raises to $0.22, Hero raises to $0.58, CO raises to $1.94, Hero calls $1.36.

      River: ($4.02) 2 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.02.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, king high(Jd 7d).
      CO shows a flush, king high(4d 6d).

      Hero wins with a flush, king high(Jd 7d).

      Vs fish

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $1.76
      CO:
      $1.96
      BU:
      $1.46
      SB:
      $1.98
      BB (Hero):
      $2.03
      UTG1:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $0.51
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $3.12


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, J.
      7 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero raises to $0.08, SB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.16) 2, 8, Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.56) T (2 players)
      SB bets $0.54, Hero raises to $1.48, SB calls $1.16(All-In), Hero calls $0.22.

      River: ($3.96) 3 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.96.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, queen high(Qd Jd).
      SB shows two pairs, tens and eights(Ts 8s).

      Hero wins with a flush, queen high(Qd Jd).

      Trying to bluff catch vs fish, who has high AF on the river.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $3.46
      CO (Hero):
      $2.27
      BU:
      $1.28
      SB:
      $2.39
      BB:
      $1.03
      UTG2:
      $5.19
      MP1:
      $1.64
      MP2:
      $2.31


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 9, 7.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) J, 9, 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.09, SB calls $0.09.

      Turn: ($0.32) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.32) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.31, Hero calls $0.31.

      Final Pot: $0.94.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of nines(9d 7d).
      SB shows a pair of jacks(Jh As).

      SB wins with a pair of jacks(Jh As).

      Biggest pot so far vs weak tight player.

      Party Poker $2 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2137545
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      MP2: $1.46
      CO: $0.61
      BTN: $0.84
      SB: $0.59
      Hero (BB): $3.25
      UTG: $2.05
      UTG+1: $3.95
      MP1: $4.76

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BB with 8 :heart: 8 :spade:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.08, 3 folds, BTN calls $0.08, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.25) 4 :heart: 8 :diamond: A :spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.18, BTN folds, Hero calls $0.18

      Turn: ($0.61) T :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.38, Hero raises to $1.14, UTG+1 calls $0.76

      River: ($2.89) K :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.85 all in, UTG+1 calls $1.85

      Final Pot: $6.59
      Hero shows 8 :heart: 8 :spade: (three of a kind, Eights)
      UTG+1 shows T :spade: A :heart: (two pairs, Aces and Tens)
      Hero wins $6.27
      (Rake: $0.32)


      BU stats 45/15 AF:2,4 WTSD:28 W$SD:69 after 128 hands.

      Probably I should just get it in on the flop.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.10
      CO:
      $0.67
      BU:
      $2.17
      SB:
      $4.16
      BB (Hero):
      $2.03
      MP2:
      $2.09


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 2, 2.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.06, SB folds, Hero calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.13) 2, A, 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.06, Hero raises to $0.16, BU raises to $0.26, Hero calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.65) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.62, Hero raises to $1.42, BU calls $1.23, Hero calls $0.29.

      River: ($4.21) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.21.

      Results follow:

      BU shows a pair of aces(Ks As).
      Hero shows three of a kind, twos(2d 2h).

      BU wins with a pair of aces(Ks As).
      Hero wins with three of a kind, twos(2d 2h).
    • martinstids
      martinstids
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 271
      Good luck to build br vs regs :D








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    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      I know that I will need to play vs regs, that's why this blog is called a challenge. I think I can get a lot of experience playing vs regs.
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      Time for update.



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      Running pretty good :D

      Two more buyins on Nl2 and I will start playing Nl4.


      Loosing hands:

      Vs fish.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $2.80
      MP2:
      $1.28
      MP3:
      $2.98
      CO:
      $0.77
      BU:
      $3.00
      SB:
      $0.30
      BB (Hero):
      $2.06


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 6.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 4 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.06) 3, 9, 6 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.04, MP1 calls $0.04, SB calls $0.04.

      Turn: ($0.18) 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.13, MP1 calls $0.13, SB raises to $0.24, Hero calls $0.11, MP1 calls $0.11.

      River: ($0.9) 3 (2 players)
      Hero raises to $1.76, MP1 calls $1.76.

      Final Pot: $4.42.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, sixes full of threes(6s 6h).
      MP1 shows a full-house, nines full of threes(9c 9s).
      SB shows four of a kind, threes(8c 3s).

      MP1 wins with a full-house, nines full of threes(9c 9s).
      SB wins with four of a kind, threes(8c 3s).

      Vs fish again.


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.60
      CO:
      $2.20
      BU:
      $2.54
      SB:
      $2.84
      BB (Hero):
      $3.66
      MP1:
      $1.95
      MP2:
      $1.56


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, CO calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10, CO folds.

      Flop: ($0.39) 2, J, 6 (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: ($0.39) T (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.25.

      River: ($0.89) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.58, MP3 raises to $1.26, Hero raises to $3.29, MP3 calls $0.97(All-In).

      Final Pot: $6.41.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a flush, ace high(3d Ad).
      Hero shows a flush, king high(Kd Qd).

      MP3 wins with a flush, ace high(3d Ad).
      Hero wins with a flush, king high(Kd Qd).

      Winning hands:

      Vs weak TAG.

      Didn't want to call oop and play multiway, so decided to 3bet.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $8.21
      UTG2:
      $2.29
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $0.77
      MP3:
      $3.55
      CO:
      $1.65
      BU:
      $2.04
      SB (Hero):
      $2.06


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, Q.
      4 folds, CO calls $0.02, BU raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BU calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.64) Q, Q, 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BU calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1.24) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.55, Hero calls $0.55.

      River: ($2.34) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU raises to $0.89, Hero calls $0.89.

      Final Pot: $4.12.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, queens(As Qd).
      BU shows two pairs, kings and queens(Ac Ks).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, queens(As Qd).

      I was surprised :D

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):
      $3.60
      UTG1:
      $1.65
      UTG2:
      $2.20
      MP1:
      $1.67
      MP2:
      $2.17
      MP3:
      $1.30
      CO:
      $3.82
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $2.00



      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A.
      UTG1 calls $0.02, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 3 folds, BU raises to $0.10, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.30, UTG1 calls $0.28, MP1 raises to $1.67, BU folds, Hero raises to $3.62, UTG1 calls $1.35.

      Flop: ($7.03) T, J, 6 (3 players)


      Turn: ($7.03) T (3 players)


      River: ($7.03) K (3 players)


      Final Pot: $7.03.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and tens(Ah Ad).
      MP1 shows two pairs, tens and nines(9h 9c).
      UTG1 shows two pairs, tens and sevens(7h 7d).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and tens(Ah Ad).


      Nice value shove:D

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.10
      CO:
      $1.97
      BU:
      $0.80
      SB:
      $0.93
      BB (Hero):
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $3.86
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, UTG2 calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.17) 7, J, 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.11, UTG2 raises to $3.78(All-In), Hero calls $1.81.

      Turn: ($5.87) 3 (2 players)


      River: ($5.87) 5 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $5.87.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and sevens(Kc Kd).
      UTG2 shows two pairs, jacks and sevens(8d Jd).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and sevens(Kc Kd).
      UTG2 wins with two pairs, jacks and sevens(8d Jd).


      They just can't fold top pair.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):
      $2.03
      MP3:
      $0.57
      CO:
      $3.63
      BU:
      $0.94
      SB:
      $4.33
      BB:
      $1.98


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 7, 7.
      Hero raises to $0.08, 4 folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.17) K, 6, 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.08, Hero raises to $0.22, BB calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.61) J (2 players)
      BB bets $0.29, Hero raises to $0.86, BB calls $0.57.

      River: ($2.33) Q (2 players)
      BB raises to $0.82, Hero calls $0.82.

      Final Pot: $3.97.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, sevens(7c 7s).
      BB shows two pairs, kings and queens(Qs Ks).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, sevens(7c 7s).


      And this hand is vs biggest aggro fish I've ever seen. If you raise pre he always 3bet shoves, if you limp he raises to 8-10bb's.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $4.43
      CO:
      $3.80
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $3.78
      BB:
      $0.60
      MP1:
      $2.53
      MP2 (Hero):
      $3.89


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, 6.
      MP1 calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, MP3 raises to $0.16, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.14.

      Flop: ($0.37) 6, 2, 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.73) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 raises to $4.09(All-In), Hero calls $3.55(All-In).

      River: ($8.37) 9 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.37.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, sixes(Ac 6c).
      MP3 shows a pair of sixes(8s 3s).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, sixes(Ac 6c).
      MP3 wins with a pair of sixes(8s 3s).


      PEOPLE ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE ON NL2.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $6.01
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG1:
      $1.12
      UTG2:
      $4.48
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $1.95
      MP3:
      $1.91
      CO:
      $0.79
      BU (Hero):
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, T.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB calls $0.11, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.62) T, 3, A (5 players)
      SB checks, UTG2 checks, MP2 bets $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.32, SB calls $0.32, UTG2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.62, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $1.88, SB folds, MP2 calls $1.21.

      Turn: ($4.67) 8 (2 players)


      River: ($4.67) K (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.67.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, tens(Tc Th).
      MP2 shows a pair of kings(Jh Kd).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, tens(Tc Th).

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $2.17
      SB:
      $3.55
      BB:
      $2.11
      UTG2:
      $3.57
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $2.40
      MP3:
      $3.29
      CO:
      $2.62


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 4, A.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.13) 3, 9, K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.08, BB calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.29) 4 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28.

      River: ($0.85) 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.81, Hero raises to $1.75, BB calls $0.88.

      Final Pot: $4.29.

      Results follow:

      BB shows a pair of kings(Kh Ac).
      Hero shows a flush, ace high(4h Ah).

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high(4h Ah).


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $2.17
      UTG1:
      $2.26
      UTG2:
      $2.17
      MP1:
      $3.72
      MP2:
      $2.08
      MP3 (Hero):
      $2.07
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $1.80
      SB:
      $5.11


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, Q.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) T, 6, 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.54) K (2 players)
      SB bets $0.52, Hero calls $0.52.

      River: ($1.58) A (2 players)
      SB bets $0.82, Hero raises to $1.29, SB calls $0.47.

      Final Pot: $4.16.

      Results follow:

      SB shows a straight, ace high(Jh Qd).
      Hero shows a flush, ace high(Kc Qc).

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high(Kc Qc).

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $1.92
      MP3:
      $2.29
      CO:
      $0.72
      BU (Hero):
      $2.16
      SB:
      $2.50
      BB:
      $1.67
      UTG2:
      $2.21
      MP1:
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, A.
      UTG2 raises to $0.08, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.24, SB folds, BB calls $0.22, UTG2 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.73) A, T, 5 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.02, UTG2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.39, BB raises to $0.76, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $1.92, BB calls $0.67.

      Turn: ($4.1) J (2 players)


      River: ($4.1) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.1.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, aces full of jacks(Ad Ah).
      BB shows three of a kind, jacks(Qs Jd).

      Hero wins with a full-house, aces full of jacks(Ad Ah).


      I'm really surprised, because after playing 3000hands I dind't notice any good regs.
    • josepunk
      josepunk
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 29.10.2008 Posts: 1,263
      good challenge man, in how many months you think finish?

      regards!
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      josepunk, I think it would be cool to finish this challenge till summer, but it all depends on how much free time I will have.
    • immot
      immot
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.05.2007 Posts: 153
      I played similar challange at zoom but started from NL5 and moved up with 10buyins. Now I'm at NL25 with BR of $600 (not moving to NL50 unless I have more confidence and bigger BR). It took me about 60k hands but had to move up and down two times.

      So gl, with determination you'll be surely successful!
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      I moved up to NL4 :) . Here is my NL2 graph.



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      And first session on NL4.





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      Some hands:

      Vs reg.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $4.39
      SB (Hero):
      $6.67
      BB:
      $1.28
      UTG2:
      $4.16
      MP1:
      $3.96
      MP2:
      $4.00
      MP3:
      $10.34
      CO:
      $1.16


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 5, 5.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.14, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.14, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.12, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.46) 3, J, 5 (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.35, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.88, MP1 raises to $2.61, Hero raises to $6.53, MP1 calls $1.21.

      Turn: ($10.81) 8 (2 players)


      River: ($10.81) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10.81.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, fives full of jacks(5s 5c).
      MP1 shows two pairs, queens and jacks(Qs Qd).

      Hero wins with a full-house, fives full of jacks(5s 5c).



      Vs unknown, but probably a fish.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $4.15
      SB:
      $1.20
      BB:
      $4.26
      MP1:
      $4.27
      MP2:
      $2.57
      MP3:
      $10.01
      CO:
      $1.46


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, T.
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.16, MP3 calls $0.16, CO calls $0.16, Hero calls $0.16, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.7) T, Q, 2 (4 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.44, MP2 calls $0.44, MP3 folds, CO folds.

      Turn: ($1.58) K (2 players)
      MP2 raises to $1.97, Hero calls $1.97.

      River: ($5.52) 6 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $5.52.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens(Qh Th).
      MP2 shows a pair of kings(Kc Jc).

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and tens(Qh Th).
    • josepunk
      josepunk
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 29.10.2008 Posts: 1,263
      good hands, in the first hand i would like raise to 1-1.20 in some cases he only calls and you don't have any heart.

      in the second hand i would like 0.60 or 0.59 if you want, the idea is to have SPR 1 in the turn and mp2 always call with a J,K even Ax if he check.

      i can help you if you want you can see my new blog :)

      see you
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      Didn't have time to play, but now I'm back! =)

      Yesterday session



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      Some hands:

      BB is unknown and MP3 is a 29/7 fish.

      I think without any info about BB my play is right.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $5.06
      UTG2:
      $1.53
      MP1 (Hero):
      $4.57
      MP2:
      $4.32
      MP3:
      $2.29
      CO:
      $8.26
      BU:
      $4.19
      SB:
      $4.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 4, 4.
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.12, CO calls $0.12, 2 folds, BB calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.5) 6, 4, 7 (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.36, MP3 calls $0.36, CO folds, BB raises to $1.44, Hero raises to $3.24, MP3 calls $1.81(All-In), BB raises to $4.94, Hero calls $1.21.

      Turn: ($12.06) T (3 players)


      River: ($12.06) 2 (3 players)


      Final Pot: $12.06.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, fours(4s 4h).
      MP3 shows a pair of kings(Kd Kc).
      BB shows three of a kind, sevens(7d 7c).

      BB wins with three of a kind, sevens(7d 7c).


      Fish line with nuts, I think it's easy fold :s_cool:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $5.12
      BU:
      $1.75
      SB:
      $9.46
      BB (Hero):
      $4.00
      MP1:
      $4.00
      MP2:
      $4.00
      MP3:
      $11.59


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7, 8.
      MP1 calls $0.04, 4 folds, SB calls $0.02, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.12) 6, 9, T (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.12, MP1 folds, SB calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.36) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.28, SB calls $0.28.

      River: ($0.92) 2 (2 players)
      SB raises to $9.02, Hero ???


      BU stats 13/0 AF:6 after 8 hands.

      He is repping just 99 and 44 on the flop and maybe A9s, AA, KK, but with these hands his river line doesn't make sense.

      Really interesting hand in my opinion, does he really raise flop with FH or Quads? I don't think so, but still I can't call on the river.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $5.23
      UTG2:
      $3.17
      MP1:
      $6.86
      MP2:
      $4.00
      MP3:
      $2.08
      CO:
      $4.76
      BU:
      $4.00
      SB:
      $4.30
      BB:
      $4.56


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with Q, Q.
      Hero raises to $0.12, 5 folds, BU calls $0.12, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.3) 4, 4, 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.21, BU raises to $0.42, Hero calls $0.21.

      Turn: ($1.14) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.54, Hero calls $0.54.

      River: ($2.22) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.11, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.22.


      SB stats 29/0 AF:4 after 14 hands.

      I don't see any hands we beat when he donks on this turn after calling our raise on the flop.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $6.94
      MP2:
      $2.11
      MP3:
      $4.80
      CO:
      $1.60
      BU (Hero):
      $4.12
      SB:
      $4.00
      BB:
      $1.94


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, Q.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB calls $0.10, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.28) 7, A, 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.13, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.27.

      Turn: ($1.08) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.51, Hero ???


      MP1 stats 29/21 AF:5 cbet flop:100 after 24 hands.

      With this guy I have some dinamics, in these 24 hands that was third time when I raised his flop cbet, so when he min 3bets me on the flop I think most of the time he is just playing back. But this time he had a really strong, but we suckouted nicely on the river :f_cool:


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $4.04
      BB:
      $4.06
      UTG1:
      $4.25
      UTG2:
      $4.21
      MP1:
      $5.94
      MP2:
      $4.00
      MP3:
      $4.00
      CO (Hero):
      $4.22
      BU:
      $4.18


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 6, 6.
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.12, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.12, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.3) 8, 6, J (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.16, Hero raises to $0.50, MP1 raises to $1.04, Hero calls $0.54.

      Turn: ($2.38) 5 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      River: ($4.38) 6 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $1.40, Hero raises to $2.06, MP1 calls $0.66.

      Final Pot: $8.5.

      Results follow:

      MP1 shows a full-house, eights full of sixes(8s 8h).
      Hero shows four of a kind, sixes(6h 6s).

      Hero wins with four of a kind, sixes(6h 6s).


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      He is repping very narrow range on the flop, so I think calling down and shoving on the river is good.


      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $3.86
      CO:
      $3.62
      BU:
      $10.37
      SB:
      $2.16
      BB:
      $4.00
      MP1 (Hero):
      $4.46
      MP2:
      $4.07


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 7, 7.
      Hero raises to $0.12, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.12, CO calls $0.12, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.42) 7, T, T (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.23, MP3 raises to $0.54, CO folds, Hero calls $0.31.

      Turn: ($1.5) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.60, Hero calls $0.60.

      River: ($2.7) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.40, Hero raises to $3.20, MP3 calls $1.20.

      Final Pot: $8.5.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, sevens full of tens(7s 7d).
      MP3 shows three of a kind, tens(Td 9d).

      Hero wins with a full-house, sevens full of tens(7s 7d).


      VS fish

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $4.00
      SB:
      $1.58
      BB:
      $4.45
      UTG2:
      $1.56
      MP1:
      $4.65
      MP2:
      $5.05
      MP3:
      $3.87
      CO:
      $6.98


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 6, 6.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB folds, BB raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.42) 2, T, 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28.

      Turn: ($0.98) 4 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.52, Hero raises to $1.40, BB raises to $2.28, Hero calls $2.12, BB calls $1.24.

      River: ($8.02) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.02.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, sixes(6s 6c).
      BB shows a pair of aces(Ad As).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, sixes(6s 6c).

      Vs 32/10 fish

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $7.00
      MP2 (Hero):
      $5.85
      MP3:
      $4.00
      CO:
      $1.10
      BU:
      $4.00
      SB:
      $4.00
      BB:
      $4.00
      UTG2:
      $3.91


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 8, 8.
      UTG2 calls $0.04, MP1 calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.20, 6 folds, MP1 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.5) Q, Q, 7 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.32, MP1 calls $0.32.

      Turn: ($1.14) K (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1.14) Q (2 players)
      MP1 bets $1.09, Hero calls $1.09.

      Final Pot: $3.32.

      Results follow:

      MP1 shows three of a kind, queens(8c 4c).
      Hero shows a full-house, queens full of eights(8h 8s).

      Hero wins with a full-house, queens full of eights(8h 8s).


      BB stats 79/5 AF:2,3 WTSD:25 W$SD:0 after 38 hands.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $4.00
      MP3:
      $6.29
      CO:
      $5.74
      BU:
      $6.37
      SB (Hero):
      $4.39
      BB:
      $1.81
      UTG1:
      $1.60
      UTG2:
      $2.47
      MP1:
      $3.88


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7, 7.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.16, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.14, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.48) 3, 8, 8 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG2 checks.

      Turn: ($0.48) 8 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, BB calls $0.28, UTG2 folds.

      River: ($1.04) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.52, BB raises to $1.04, Hero calls $0.52.

      Final Pot: $3.12.

      Results follow:

      BB shows three of a kind, eights(9d Td).
      Hero shows a full-house, eights full of sevens(7s 7d).

      Hero wins with a full-house, eights full of sevens(7s 7d).
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      Had two great sessions, I was running 50bb/100 :D



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      So far NL4 on party looks very soft. A lot of bad players and regs. BR stands at 99$.