the13thing Blog - 2013 Review

    • the13thing
      the13thing
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      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Hello everyone!

      I'm sort of an active member at Poker Strategy Portuguese Forum and I decided to visit more often the English forum in order to develop my english and learn more about poker. So here's my blog and life/poker journey:



      The Beginning

      I was about thirteen/fourteen years old when I started becoming interested in poker. I then discovered Pokerstrategy and I was surprised it was possible to play real money Poker without making an investment. Even at such tender age I was looking forward to win some money without investing a dime. That lead me to study Poker matters in order to pass the Pokerstrategy's Quiz and start playing real cash.

      50$ at Fulltilt!!! I was amazed! It wasn't a scam and I really had 50$ at a Pokersite!

      The Downfall and Comeback

      I was really young and money management wasn't really looking bright for me. I stopped studying and thought poker was easy money. My poker money fell immediately below the 20$ mark. Looking back now I realize it isn't very much of a surprise since I was too young for the seriousness of poker.

      At 17 years old Poker grew back in me, I don't now why. I went to Fulltilt to see if I still had any fuel in the tank. I think I had 16$. Great, let's see if I can stretch this...Went reading Pokerstrategy articles again and it was like I was learning it all for the first time. After some studying and training I managed to win my 50$ again from the 16$ I still had. Since that time I've been playing almost everyday and I turned 18 so now it is not illegal for me to play and cashout. I had some help with some milestones at my bank too.

      The Present

      I'm currently multitabbling 10 NL5 fullring tables at Pokerstars , playing Big Stack Strategy. I also started recently playing at William Hill to win Strategy Points. There I play 4 NL2 SH Tables. I play almost everyday for about 2 hours minimum. Poker is becoming part of my life. I try to study everytime I can and I try to analyse all the dubious hands (I mark them at HM2) of every session.

      My current objectives are:

      -Start playing at NL10
      -Watch all No Limit Pokerstrategy's Coaching Sessions.
      -Reading articles/Watching Videos/Reading Books everytime I'm available.

      The longtime objectives are of course becoming a regular who's able to make a life playing poker.

      Thanks for Visiting and Good Luck on the Tables!
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    • the13thing
      the13thing
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Today I grinded 1.6k at Stars (Morning Session - 10 Tables and Short After Lunch Session - 2 Zoom tables) and some other 500 hands at William Hill.

      Give and Take
      [SPOILER]

      IPoker Network $2.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2240809
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $2.16 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 2,0, Hands: 54
      SB: $0.90 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 8, 3B: 5, AF: 4,0, Hands: 50
      Hero (BB): $2.00 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 21, 3B: 6, AF: 2,9, Hands: 2135
      UTG: $0.91 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 15, 3B: 4, AF: 1,3, Hands: 150
      MP: $3.93 - VPIP: 75, PFR: 50, 3B: 55, AF: 2,6, Hands: 56
      CO: $2.34 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 2,0, Hands: 54

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BB with A :spade: A :club:
      1 fold, MP raises to $2.42, 3 folds, Hero calls $1.98 all in

      Flop: ($4.01) 9 :diamond: Q :club: T :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($4.01) 5 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($4.01) 8 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $4.01
      MP shows T :club: T :spade:
      MP wins $3.75
      (Rake: $0.26)

      _________//________

      IPoker Network $2.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2240816
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: $3.34 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 2,0, Hands: 54
      CO: $2.06 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 8, 3B: 5, AF: 4,0, Hands: 50
      Hero (BTN): $2.83 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 21, 3B: 6, AF: 2,9, Hands: 2135
      SB: $2.18 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 15, 3B: 4, AF: 1,3, Hands: 150
      BB: $0.94 - VPIP: 75, PFR: 50, 3B: 55, AF: 2,6, Hands: 56
      UTG: $2.00 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 2,0, Hands: 54

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BTN with J :diamond: A :club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 1 fold, BB raises to $0.22, Hero raises to $2.83, BB calls $0.72 all in

      Flop: ($1.89) T :club: 9 :club: 3 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($1.89) 7 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($1.89) 6 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $1.89
      BB shows K :diamond: K :club:
      Hero wins $1.77
      (Rake: $0.12)



      AA vs AA? I got that.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2240811
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $2.90 - VPIP: 100, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 1
      SB: $2.67 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 2,0, Hands: 13
      BB: $7.15 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 20
      UTG: $3.38 - VPIP: 7, PFR: 7, 3B: 14, AF: 0,0, Hands: 15
      UTG+1: $5.34 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 6,5, Hands: 242
      UTG+2: $15.71 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 10
      Hero (MP1): $11.06 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 148359
      MP2: $6.27 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 5, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 20
      CO: $4.78 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 0,5, Hands: 5

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP1 with A :diamond: A :spade:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.15, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.45, 2 folds, UTG+1 raises to $1.15, Hero calls $0.70, 1 fold

      Flop: ($2.82) 9 :diamond: 7 :diamond: 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0.90, Hero raises to $2, UTG+1 raises to $4.19, Hero calls $2.19

      Turn: ($11.20) J :diamond: (2 players)

      River: ($11.20) 5 :diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $11.20
      UTG+1 shows A :club: A :heart:
      Hero shows A :diamond: A :spade:
      Hero wins $10.74
      (Rake: $0.46)



      Next time you're waiting for your turn to play:


      After a couple of hours grinding without profit:
    • Paluzzo
      Paluzzo
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      Joined: 08.12.2009 Posts: 593
      Good luck ;) . Following!
    • the13thing
      the13thing
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      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Thanks!

      __________________//________________

      Today was a weird day, 3.5k hands and I finished 2$ Down.

      The morning session was good, I finished 1 BI up but ended up losing 2 BI at the afternoon session. After dinner I played 2 Zoom tables and it was sick as hell. Zoom sessions have too much variance and we need a good mental game to keep up. I don't think I can handle it for now, I need to disconnect the pressure and fear of losing so until then I'll stick to ten tabbling regular tables.

      Tonight there isn't any live coaching so I think I'll rest my mind off poker a bit. My days have been just poker poker poker, I spend my nights thinking about poker and I dream with poker. I think I'll go grab some peanuts and watch a movie or something. No articles, no session reviews, no live coaching and no hand evaluation. No forums. Just not to go mental with this.

      I've also scheduled my playing and studying time, so tomorrow I'll start by reviewing today's session and then I'll grind a bit. I'm thinking in opening one or two NL10 tables to gradually start my level up so next month I can be grinding 10 NL10 tables (so much tens).

      I need a massage


      Spooky thing, variance..
    • the13thing
      the13thing
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Morning Cooler!

      KK vs...AA
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2241948
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $5.13 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 8, 3B: 3, AF: 4,0, Hands: 221
      BTN: $1.86 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 10, 3B: 5, AF: 2,3, Hands: 2458
      SB: $1.95 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 0,6, Hands: 24
      BB: $4.75 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 7, 3B: 2, AF: 1,8, Hands: 1064
      UTG: $5.00 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 8, 3B: 3, AF: 3,8, Hands: 437
      UTG+1: $5.03 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 10, 3B: 3, AF: 4,7, Hands: 91
      Hero (MP1): $7.06 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 152952
      MP2: $2.60 - VPIP: 35, PFR: 19, 3B: 6, AF: 2,4, Hands: 160

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP1 with K :heart: K :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20, 3 folds, BB raises to $1.25, Hero calls $1.05, 1 fold

      Flop: ($2.72) Q :club: 3 :club: 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $5.81, BB calls $2 all in

      Turn: ($9.72) 8 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($9.72) 4 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $9.72
      BB shows A :spade: A :heart:
      Hero shows K :heart: K :spade:
      BB wins $9.32
      (Rake: $-1.91)



      KK vs...AA again??!!!
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2241950
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $3.59 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 4, 3B: 3, AF: 2,3, Hands: 407
      UTG+2: $2.00 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 6, 3B: 2, AF: 4,0, Hands: 160
      MP1: $5.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 16, 3B: 5, AF: 1,8, Hands: 225
      MP2: $3.14 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 1,4, Hands: 301
      CO: $5.70 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 23,0, Hands: 240
      BTN: $5.35 - VPIP: 7, PFR: 2, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 45
      Hero (SB): $5.15 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 152952
      BB: $5.00 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 9, 3B: 3, AF: 2,4, Hands: 3650
      UTG: $3.41 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 9, 3B: 3, AF: 1,3, Hands: 500

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with K :spade: K :club:
      4 folds, MP2 raises to $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.45, 1 fold, MP2 raises to $3.14, Hero calls $2.69

      Flop: ($6.33) 4 :heart: 8 :spade: 8 :diamond: (2 players)

      Turn: ($6.33) J :club: (2 players)

      River: ($6.33) A :diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $6.33
      MP2 shows A :club: A :heart:
      Hero shows K :spade: K :club:
      MP2 wins $6.07
      (Rake: $0.26)



      Couple of shots at NL10, 2 tables along with 8 NL5 tables:
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2241955
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $4.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 12, 3B: 7, AF: 0,0, Hands: 66
      UTG+2: $10.42 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 25, AF: 0,0, Hands: 19
      MP1: $10.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 18, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 17
      MP2: $12.10 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 13, 3B: 2, AF: 1,2, Hands: 115
      CO: $6.46 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 5, 3B: 13, AF: 0,0, Hands: 19
      BTN: $10.48 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 19
      SB: $14.80 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 2, AF: 2,0, Hands: 388
      Hero (BB): $10.00 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 152952
      UTG: $10.37 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 17

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with A :spade: 8 :spade:
      3 folds, MP1 raises to $0.30, MP2 calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.25) 3 :spade: T :spade: 2 :heart: (4 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 checks, MP2 bets $0.90, CO folds, Hero calls $0.90, MP1 folds

      Turn: ($3.05) 4 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks

      River: ($3.05) 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, MP2 calls $2

      Final Pot: $7.05
      MP2 mucks K :spade: Q :spade:
      Hero shows A :spade: 8 :spade:
      Hero wins $6.73
      (Rake: $0.32)



      Me thinking NL10 is easy game until I take a good bad beat:


      Me betting agaisnt fishes:
    • the13thing
      the13thing
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      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Afternoon session, 1.6k hands, this time with 4 NL10 tables and 6 NL5 tables.

      KK vs AQ vs...AA (just one more cooler):
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2242122
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (UTG+1): $13.47 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 154541
      MP1: $11.17 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 7, 3B: 6, AF: 3,0, Hands: 276
      MP2: $10.75 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 0,0, Hands: 149
      CO: $13.37 - VPIP: 8, PFR: 3, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 36
      BTN: $14.11 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 9, 3B: 3, AF: 0,0, Hands: 109
      SB: $11.29 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 18, 3B: 3, AF: 5,0, Hands: 227
      BB: $6.22 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 36, 3B: 14, AF: 0,5, Hands: 25
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 1,0, Hands: 40

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG+1 with K :club: K :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.40, MP1 calls $0.40, 4 folds, BB raises to $6.22, Hero raises to $13.47, MP1 calls $10.77 all in

      Flop: ($28.61) 3 :club: 4 :diamond: 6 :spade: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($28.61) 7 :heart: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($28.61) Q :club: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $28.61
      Hero shows K :club: K :spade:
      MP1 shows A :club: A :diamond:
      BB shows Q :diamond: A :spade:
      MP1 wins $17.87
      (Rake: $-1.01)





      KK vs JJ (Finally! Now is my time to shine! Ups, looks like not):
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2242119
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $4.37 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 11, 3B: 6, AF: 5,3, Hands: 1210
      Hero (MP1): $12.78 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 154527
      MP2: $7.85 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 15, 3B: 10, AF: 0,0, Hands: 20
      CO: $13.22 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 8, AF: 4,0, Hands: 148
      BTN: $7.56 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 6,0, Hands: 89
      SB: $15.75 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 2,5, Hands: 130
      BB: $14.09 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 11, 3B: 3, AF: 1,8, Hands: 1110
      UTG: $5.07 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 17, 3B: 4, AF: 0,0, Hands: 59

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP1 with K :diamond: K :heart:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.90, 5 folds, UTG raises to $5.07, Hero calls $4.17

      Flop: ($10.29) 3 :heart: 7 :diamond: J :diamond: (2 players)

      Turn: ($10.29) 3 :diamond: (2 players)

      River: ($10.29) 6 :heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.29
      Hero shows K :diamond: K :heart:
      UTG shows J :club: J :spade:
      UTG wins $9.83
      (Rake: $0.46)



      So today I'm 5$ Down

      My KK look so damn good pre-flop, but on the post-flop:
    • the13thing
      the13thing
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      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      This morning was time to test ten tabbling NL10 with 1.5k hands. I felt a huge difference between NL5. The number of REGs is way bigger and there are 3bets and 4bets everywhere! It was tense, ended up breaking even. I started playing ABC poker but immediately felt the need to expand my game so I spewed some money doing some moves but succeded at some too.

      Here are some interesting hands:

      Raising cbets? I 3bet!
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2242576
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BB: $10.23 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 1,0, Hands: 45
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 9, 3B: 4, AF: 2,7, Hands: 2032
      UTG+1: $15.50 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 10, AF: 1,5, Hands: 205
      Hero (MP1): $21.04 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 157425
      MP2: $11.08 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 7, 3B: 2, AF: 1,2, Hands: 236
      CO: $20.77 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 10, 3B: 6, AF: 3,8, Hands: 313
      BTN: $4.06 - VPIP: 8, PFR: 7, 3B: 2, AF: 3,0, Hands: 372
      SB: $4.90 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 15, 3B: 11, AF: 3,0, Hands: 126

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP1 with 9 :spade: 8 :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 1 fold, CO calls $0.40, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.95) 6 :club: 6 :spade: 9 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, CO raises to $1.65, Hero raises to $2.80, CO folds

      Final Pot: $4.25
      Hero wins $2.91
      (Rake: $0.19)





      4bet Bluff vs me
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players - View hand 2242577
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $10.26 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 11, 3B: 5, AF: 2,7, Hands: 467
      MP: $9.40 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 263
      CO: $8.26 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 12, 3B: 6, AF: 1,0, Hands: 42
      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 3, 3B: 2, AF: 1,8, Hands: 176
      SB: $9.73 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 14, 3B: 7, AF: 8,0, Hands: 217
      Hero (BB): $10.10 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 157425
      UTG: $8.49 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 5, AF: 4,7, Hands: 177

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with K :spade: K :club:
      5 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, SB raises to $2.07, Hero raises to $10.10, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $4.14
      Hero wins $4.14
      (Rake: $-0.00)



      The river was hard for me to call but I did anyway
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players - View hand 2242578
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: $5.37 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 1,0, Hands: 69
      BB: $4.15 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 7, AF: 3,8, Hands: 366
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 9, 3B: 2, AF: 2,0, Hands: 116
      UTG+1: $9.05 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 7, 3B: 1, AF: 0,6, Hands: 416
      MP: $8.27 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 9, 3B: 5, AF: 0,0, Hands: 54
      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 263
      Hero (BTN): $10.00 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 157425

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with 9 :diamond: Q :diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.70) 3 :heart: K :diamond: T :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, SB calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.50) J :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.80, SB raises to $1.60, Hero calls $0.80

      River: ($4.70) 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $3.07, Hero calls $3.07

      Final Pot: $10.84
      SB shows A :diamond: Q :spade:
      Hero shows 9 :diamond: Q :diamond:
      SB wins $10.35
      (Rake: $0.49)




      Regs vs Regs
    • the13thing
      the13thing
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      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Morning session up. I made a plan to move up. Unless I fall down 4 BI or more this month I won't be back to NL5. When I feel confident enought and have the sufficient bankroll I'll move up.

      Hell 666
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2243138
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG+2: $3.85 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 10, 3B: 14, AF: 2,0, Hands: 72
      MP1: $8.00 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 10, 3B: 1, AF: 1,3, Hands: 344
      MP2: $10.36 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 2,7, Hands: 86
      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 10, 3B: 3, AF: 2,8, Hands: 1018
      BTN: $5.34 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 8, 3B: 4, AF: 1,0, Hands: 74
      Hero (SB): $10.05 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 159014
      BB: $17.06 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 13, 3B: 3, AF: 2,4, Hands: 360
      UTG: $7.63 - VPIP: 52, PFR: 10, 3B: 13, AF: 1,4, Hands: 90
      UTG+1: $11.79 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 13, 3B: 9, AF: 0,0, Hands: 276

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 6 :club: 6 :spade:
      3 folds, MP1 raises to $0.30, 1 fold, CO calls $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, Hero calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($1.30) 4 :heart: 6 :diamond: 8 :diamond: (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, MP1 folds, CO raises to $2.02, BTN calls $2.02, Hero raises to $9.75, CO calls $7.68 all in, BTN calls $3.02 all in

      Turn: ($25.74) 5 :diamond: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($25.74) 3 :heart: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $25.74
      CO shows 4 :diamond: 4 :club:
      BTN shows 8 :heart: J :heart:
      Hero shows 6 :club: 6 :spade:
      Hero wins $15.68
      (Rake: $1.16)



      This one was close

      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2243139
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BB: $9.85 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 10, 3B: 7, AF: 0,0, Hands: 79
      UTG: $6.47 - VPIP: 75, PFR: 54, 3B: 14, AF: 3,0, Hands: 24
      UTG+1: $9.85 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 10, 3B: 2, AF: 0,0, Hands: 192
      MP1: $10.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 17, 3B: 5, AF: 2,5, Hands: 305
      MP2: $10.12 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 9, 3B: 8, AF: 1,7, Hands: 159
      CO: $7.85 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 2,5, Hands: 34
      Hero (BTN): $11.65 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 159014
      SB: $10.24 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 2,7, Hands: 86

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with K :spade: A :heart:
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.20, 3 folds, CO calls $0.90

      Flop: ($2.85) 7 :club: J :spade: A :club: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.60, CO calls $1.60

      Turn: ($6.05) 3 :club: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $3.00, CO raises to $5.05, Hero calls $2.05

      River: ($16.15) 6 :heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $16.15
      CO shows Q :heart: A :diamond:
      Hero shows K :spade: A :heart:
      Hero wins $15.42
      (Rake: $0.73)



      The Old Fashioned Coinflip..
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2243141
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $4.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 15, 3B: 13, AF: 8,0, Hands: 184
      UTG+2: $10.15 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 23, 3B: 21, AF: 0,0, Hands: 40
      MP1: $8.76 - VPIP: 31, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 3,2, Hands: 90
      MP2: $17.04 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 7, 3B: 2, AF: 1,3, Hands: 337
      CO: $4.25 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 45
      BTN: $8.70 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 4, 3B: 3, AF: 4,5, Hands: 90
      SB: $10.47 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 10, 3B: 2, AF: 1,3, Hands: 1279
      Hero (BB): $10.21 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 159014
      UTG: $7.33 - VPIP: 41, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0,9, Hands: 75

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with K :club: A :club:
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1, CO raises to $4.25, Hero calls $3.25

      Flop: ($8.55) 7 :club: J :club: Q :spade: (2 players)

      Turn: ($8.55) 7 :spade: (2 players)

      River: ($8.55) 2 :diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.55
      CO shows J :diamond: J :spade:
      Hero shows K :club: A :club:
      CO wins $8.17
      (Rake: $0.38)



      _____________//______________

      Me sneaking silently to NL10:


      Coinflips:
    • the13thing
      the13thing
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671


      Spent 500 FPP in that event's satellites. The first one I didn't make it, the second one was easier, less participants and got a ticket. I went directly to the event since it was already running.

      Till the bubble my coinflips held, then I managed to do some steals and skipped my way throught the prizes. Then it was push and fold and ended up losing a flip 99 vs KQ. But still, not a bad price since I didn't invest a cent except for the FPP.

      ____________//____________

      Morning sesh, nothing too nerve breaking, on the green.

      Thank you
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2243933
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP1: $9.29 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 10, 3B: 4, AF: 3,3, Hands: 107
      Hero (MP2): $12.24 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 159916
      CO: $15.56 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 10, 3B: 7, AF: 5,7, Hands: 201
      BTN: $10.71 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 2,0, Hands: 85
      SB: $5.32 - VPIP: 36, PFR: 21, 3B: 0, AF: 1,8, Hands: 14
      BB: $4.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 11, 3B: 7, AF: 3,0, Hands: 80
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 1,0, Hands: 19
      UTG+1: $9.19 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 24, 3B: 4, AF: 2,1, Hands: 70

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP2 with A :club: A :heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, SB calls $0.35, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.90) Q :club: K :club: 9 :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.60, SB calls $0.60

      Turn: ($2.10) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.60, SB calls $1.60

      River: ($5.30) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.72, Hero calls $2.72

      Final Pot: $10.74
      Hero shows A :club: A :heart:
      SB shows 4 :club: 6 :heart:
      Hero wins $10.26
      (Rake: $0.48)




      Take it easy..


      And thanks for the donations, fishes:
    • the13thing
      the13thing
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Today I played 2.3k hands. The morning surf session didn't allow me to grind, then before lunch I was able to review some hands and yesterday's session and after lunch it was time to grind. Just 50 minutes because my girlfriend was with me and I wasn't 100% focused and she was bored as hell also. 2 BI Down. Before dinner I managed to win 1 BI and after 3 more BI Up.

      Oh the odds.. :facepalm:
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players - View hand 2246210
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: $11.32 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 3, AF: 6,0, Hands: 100
      UTG+1: $4.00 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 12, 3B: 8, AF: 5,3, Hands: 722
      MP: $10.00 - VPIP: 4, PFR: 2, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 55
      CO: $23.06 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 15, 3B: 7, AF: 1,8, Hands: 248
      Hero (BTN): $10.47 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 164742
      SB: $10.00 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 9, 3B: 5, AF: 2,9, Hands: 2507
      BB: $14.07 - VPIP: 60, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 2,0, Hands: 48

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with J :spade: J :heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.90) T :heart: 8 :club: 9 :spade: (3 players)
      SB bets $0.57, BB calls $0.57, Hero raises to $2.20, SB folds, BB raises to $13.77, Hero calls $7.97 all in

      Turn: ($21.81) A :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($21.81) 5 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $21.81
      Hero shows J :spade: J :heart:
      BB shows 8 :spade: 9 :heart:
      BB wins $20.83
      (Rake: $0.98)



      Agaisnt 82 I think I'm winning..
      Hand #1
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2246211
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (MP1): $11.56 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 164742
      MP2: $10.00 - VPIP: 6, PFR: 6, 3B: 3, AF: 3,0, Hands: 83
      CO: $10.51 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 2, AF: 6,5, Hands: 1338
      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 47
      SB: $10.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 14, 3B: 5, AF: 5,3, Hands: 304
      BB: $12.35 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 8, 3B: 12, AF: 2,0, Hands: 50
      UTG: $9.52 - VPIP: 8, PFR: 7, 3B: 2, AF: 3,0, Hands: 168
      UTG+1: $4.26 - VPIP: 73, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 3,0, Hands: 15

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP1 with K :heart: Q :club:
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, 5 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.15) A :spade: 6 :heart: T :spade: (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $0.70, UTG+1 calls $0.70

      Turn: ($2.55) 2 :club: (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($2.55) K :club: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20

      Final Pot: $4.95
      Hero shows K :heart: Q :club:
      UTG+1 shows 2 :diamond: 8 :heart:
      Hero wins $4.73
      (Rake: $0.22)



      My kicker's better
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 2246215
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 11, 3B: 5, AF: 4,2, Hands: 350
      BTN: $14.90 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 8, AF: 0,0, Hands: 85
      SB: $11.38 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 7, AF: 2,5, Hands: 187
      BB: $11.60 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 17
      Hero (UTG): $11.27 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 164742
      UTG+1: $10.97 - VPIP: 83, PFR: 29, 3B: 8, AF: 0,9, Hands: 35
      MP1: $8.11 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 10, 3B: 2, AF: 3,0, Hands: 284
      MP2: $10.00 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 6, 3B: 1, AF: 4,5, Hands: 164

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with J :diamond: A :club:
      Hero raises to $0.40, UTG+1 calls $0.40, 5 folds, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.25) A :diamond: Q :spade: 9 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, UTG+1 calls $0.70, BB folds

      Turn: ($2.65) 9 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, UTG+1 calls $1.50

      River: ($5.65) Q :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $2.00, Hero calls $2

      Final Pot: $9.65
      Hero shows J :diamond: A :club:
      UTG+1 shows A :spade: 8 :heart:
      Hero wins $9.22
      (Rake: $0.43)



      Semibluff
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2246216
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: $4.73 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 8, 3B: 0, AF: 2,0, Hands: 90
      BB: $18.90 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 7, 3B: 3, AF: 2,6, Hands: 5248
      UTG: $6.27 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 4,0, Hands: 17
      UTG+1: $10.00 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 28
      UTG+2: $11.19 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 10, 3B: 1, AF: 3,0, Hands: 1026
      MP1: $10.20 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1,3, Hands: 378
      MP2: $5.79 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 4, AF: 3,6, Hands: 1321
      Hero (CO): $10.70 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3,5, Hands: 164742
      BTN: $13.06 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 9, 3B: 4, AF: 2,9, Hands: 1203

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with 9 :heart: 8 :heart:
      2 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.90, 3 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.95) Q :heart: 2 :club: 3 :heart: (2 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $1.00, UTG+2 calls $1

      Turn: ($3.95) Q :diamond: (2 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $2.00, UTG+2 folds

      Final Pot: $3.95
      Hero wins $3.77
      (Rake: $0.18)



      Booya
    • the13thing
      the13thing
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      Haven't been updating my blog lately, mainly because of the downswing. I had to move down back to NL5 and I lost some motivation.

      But I think the downswing was good, very good. I learned that poker isn't easy money and I shouldn't be dreaming about being rich by just playing poker. It's a hell of a job and I mustn't give so much importance to poker.

      Here's the June graphic:


      Now I've been playing somewhat relaxed and I don't think much about poker and money. I just play. I still want to play at least 1 hour a day and I want to move back up at the end of the month, but I'm trying not to think much about this game. Don't be fooled and think that I'm giving up. I still have objectives and I wish to fulfill them.

      • Review every daily session I play
      • Post often in Pokerstrategy
      • Keep my Silver PS Status
      • Play good and enough so I can move back up to NL10 at the end of the month
      • Study some articles
      • Improve my psychic game



      Fish at the table!
    • the13thing
      the13thing
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 1,671
      2013, the year I began taking Poker seriously. The year I realized Poker was much more than a game. Everything's harder than it seems and being a Poker player is not as easy as we may think. It was a good year and I'm happy with my achievements.



      I don't have the overall graph because I lost my database but I have some news. Yesterday I had the worst session ever, losing ~180$ Down, but my mind is better prepared for this kind of swings and I think I can handle them. The news:
      • I'm playing 18 tables of NL25
      • I achieved GoldStar for the first time ever
      • I reached the 1000$ mark


      Despite my bad NL25 winrate(2.22bb/100 in 31k hands), I like playing at this stakes and I think it's improving my mental factor and my grind.

      Here are the December's results:


      The status:


      The bank:



      Since I cashed out almost all my money from the account, leaving only 50$ to play with no pressure, almost as a challenge to start from scratch:

      I went from 50$ to 1000$ in 4 Months

      __________//___________

      My 2014 goals:
      • Don't mix my Grind with my offpoker life
      • Playing at least as a NL50 Reg
      • Try to grind a minimum of 1 hour per day
      • Cashing out some money every month
      • Winning money with some offpoker and college projects and not waiting for things to fall out from the sky


      Happy new year to everyone!