Paying my room by playing ZOOM

    • sampoker7
      sampoker7
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      Hello world!

      How are you doing? My name is Sam and I am a 24 year old Business Intelligence Engineer from the Netherlands. I play poker as a hobby, mainly for fun, challenge and competition.

      I started playing about 5 years ago. Had some decent success at the full ring rush tables, which was my main game for the most part. Gotten very close to a 5 figure bankroll when Black Friday announced itself.

      That was it and I pretty much quit that same day. Have been travelling all over the world for the past year and now I am back at the tables. Trying to climb up through the ranks playing 6-max ZOOM. I like the format for being able to instantly start and quit sessions. And also putting in more volume as a part time player.

      Results so far have been promising. Beating the micro stakes quite well, but got my ass kicked at 25NL with my first shot.







      This blog is meant for keeping progress, accountability, strategy and getting in touch with fellow players. If you are playing the same stakes as me and want to discuss hands and/or do sweat sessions, I am usually in.

      As far as my game goes, I play a 17/15 style comfortably, but I am experimenting with opening up aiming for the lower twenties.

      That is it for now. Don't expect daily updates, but I'll aim for at least every weekend, hopefully more. Cheers!
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    • thazar
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      Hey Sam

      welcome to our blog section,

      nice start I'll be following. 5 figures? must have been nice when fultilt came back.

      so you are not using FT money as part of your Bankroll?
    • sampoker7
      sampoker7
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      Hi there!

      Here are my results from today's session. I also got the last $10 vip bonus and a $75 gold star bonus added to my bankroll. Going to take a shot at 25NL in my next session tonight.



      Some of the larger pots:

      http://weaktight.com/5750125
      Villain makes a rather questionable call on the flop and coolers me by the river. I guess he thinks I have a flushdraw there very often, since he checked back the turn.

      http://weaktight.com/5750255
      Here I flat a 4bet with QQ to keep his range wide and the board runout is just great.

      http://weaktight.com/5750280
      Against a really active squeezer I 4bet with 88 intending to call a shove. Villain just calls and I hit my set on the flop.

      http://weaktight.com/5750291
      This villain is just crazy aggressive and his riverbet is very much polarized to a full house or nothing. Not thrilled about calling though.

      http://weaktight.com/5750304
      Villain here is a standard regular. Not happy about calling the turn.

      Any comments on the hands are appreciated.


      Originally posted by thazar
      so you are not using FT money as part of your Bankroll?
      Pretty much used it for travelling expenses. Besides, after not playing for two years, I'd rather start at lower stakes and get used to it again. Also switched from full ring to 6-max.
    • sampoker7
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      Have been playing two tables of 25NL lately. Really forcing myself to think it through. Still making mistakes obviously, but doing alright. I was playing a $175 stack by the end of today's session. :s_biggrin:

      I'll post some of the big pots later this weekend. Happy grinding!
    • yougotfelted51
      yougotfelted51
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      Originally posted by sampoker7


      Have been playing two tables of 25NL lately. Really forcing myself to think it through. Still making mistakes obviously, but doing alright. I was playing a $175 stack by the end of today's session. :s_biggrin:

      I'll post some of the big pots later this weekend. Happy grinding!
      Post some of the big pots :D the weekend is over :f_cry:

      Did you end up playing much the rest of the weekend?
    • CPallo
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      Nice blog, Hope you will also add some big hands to be reviewed and discussed here :) !
    • elchipriota
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      Hey sam, good luck with your block.

      I play NL25 6max zoom as well on stars!

      All the best,

      Nick
    • sampoker7
      sampoker7
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      Originally posted by yougotfelted51

      Post some of the big pots :D the weekend is over :f_cry:

      Did you end up playing much the rest of the weekend?
      Played a somewhat long session today. Couldn't really make or break anything, until the end where I suddenly got smacked by the deck. So the 25NL saga continues. Keep reading for the big pots.

      Originally posted by CPallo
      Nice blog, Hope you will also add some big hands to be reviewed and discussed here :) !
      Thanks. Keep reading for the big hands.

      Originally posted by elchipriota
      I play NL25 6max zoom as well on stars!
      See you at the tables!

      And finally the big hands from this weekend, starting with a 350 bb pot.

      http://weaktight.com/5758135
      I don't think villain is just calling the 5bet preflop with KK+ very often, so QQ is an easy ship.

      http://weaktight.com/5758160
      Really weird hand, where I get enough pot odds on the turn to call, but have to fold river when I miss. Probably making some betsizing mistakes along the way in this one. Didn't expect a raise though.

      http://weaktight.com/5758174
      Biggest mistake of the day. I should definitely just call his minraise on the flop. Villain can't really represent much on this board, but what else can he have. Big mistake, especially deep.

      http://weaktight.com/5758198
      No point in slowplaying here ever in a 3bet pot.

      http://weaktight.com/5758213
      I usually 3bet here versus a minraise. On the turn I am obviously happy to get it in and don't expect villain to show QT very often.

      http://weaktight.com/5758225
      No brainer triple barrel for value. Oh well.

      http://weaktight.com/5758243
      Quads :f_biggrin:

      http://weaktight.com/5758248
      Villain in this hand is playing 24/20. Not sure about the best line postflop. In retrospect I like betting myself. Ended up calling down since I block many AK combos, but pretty sure this isn't optimal.

      http://weaktight.com/5758263
      Villain here is really bad. Didn't expect him to be this bad though.