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    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      i started in may playing NL10 with a 250$ bankroll and now im grinding FR 14 table on stars mixing NL25 / NL16. took early shots at NL50 and lost big and now im hoping to hit NL50 by mid august again and take shots at late SN. i have around 800$ on stars but can always deposit if i go bust. hoping for otherwise though.



      can i post threadsavers or will PS close the thread because of fear of underage pix of girls in the forums?
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    • muumionu
      muumionu
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      nobody will close nothing don't you worry boy
    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      then lets get it started!



    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by Phgrinder
      i started in may playing NL10 and now im grinding FR 14 table on stars mixing NL25 / NL16. took early shots at NL50 and lost big and now im hoping to hit NL50 by mid august again and take shots at late SN. i have around 800$ on stars but can always deposit if i go bust. hoping for otherwise though.


      can i post threadsavers or will PS close the thread because of fear of underage pix of girls in the forums?
      Great to hear a success story!

      Like you, I worked my way up to shots at NL 50, but I've been busted back to NL 4.

      As for "thread savers", it is probably a good idea to read the forum principles and keep within those fairly reasonable limits. Also keep decency and copyright in mind.

      I cannot of course speak for other mods, "Decency" and "tasteful" are up to individual decisions, however if you are reasonable, most mods are too :s_cool:
    • Phgrinder
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      i understand. feel free to warn me if it gets too nasty :D

      also how can i resize my threadsavers? cant seem to do that with the imageuploader i chose :/
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Hi, Phgrinder,

      I use a totally free image viewer called IrfanView.

      It can do basic image editing as well including resize/resample.

      I think some image hosting sites allow resizing, too.
      I think that imageshack is one that does.


      If you make the image bigger, however there will be some quality loss.

      --VS
    • Phgrinder
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      just had a really quick session coz i had to run to the bathroom. will grind again



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    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      pretty nice to book a short winning session when your heads not in the game

      quiting while ahead for today

    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      played 5 235 fpp sats last night and won 1/5 lost 3 flips on the bubble where i was ahead and villain was able to catch their outer on the river :?

      will do an update by sunday. im excited to play the 100K vip freeroll the 30k 100 fpp freeroll and the 1M ultimate freeroll!!!

      threadsavers for luck baby




    • Phgrinder
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      been having problems focus lately and i am currently watching this video by schnitz.

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/28992/

      i also forgot about the 100k and 30k freerolls. i thought they were going to start today but i missed it by partying lastnight. i will definitely play the 1M freeroll on stars though

      end of the month graphs. pretty meh. i want to up my volume on july up to 100k hands and probably make platinum.


    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      been having problems focus lately and i am currently watching this video by schnitz.

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/28992/

      i also forgot about the 100k and 30k freerolls. i thought they were going to start today but i missed it by partying lastnight. i will definitely play the 1M freeroll on stars though

      end of the month graphs. pretty meh. i want to up my volume on july up to 100k hands and probably make platinum.


    • Phgrinder
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      played a 2 hour session and ran really horrible on 1 table vs the same guy. got stacked by the whale 3 times :/

      given my notes on the guy and his stats 45/26/29 VPIP/PFR/fold to 3bet..
      this is pretty disgusting.

      -c/c flop w/ mini flush and c/r for stacks on turn after hitting
      -likes to min raise alot in LP and cbet almost 100% on anyboard
      -min raise EP and called a 3bet w/ TJo
      -does not like to fold to a lot of 3bets even oop


      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      MP2 ($10)
      MP3 ($25)
      CO ($32.54)
      Button ($24.30)
      SB ($27.88)
      Hero (BB) ($25)
      UTG ($8.55)
      UTG+1 ($25.25)
      MP1 ($28.20)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q
      5 folds, CO bets $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises $2.35, CO calls $2.10

      Flop: ($5.30) Q, K, 10 (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.05, CO calls $4.05

      Turn: ($13.40) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $9, CO raises $18.25, Hero raises $9.35 (All-In), CO calls $0.10

      River: ($50.10) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $50.10

      Results below:

      Hero had Q, Q (three of a kind, Queens).
      CO had 5, 9 (flush, Queen high).
      Outcome: CO won $48.10


      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      UTG ($34.74)
      UTG+1 ($44.44)
      MP1 ($60.61)
      MP2 ($42.72)
      CO ($25)
      Hero (Button) ($25)
      SB ($24.75)
      BB ($25.35)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with Q, Q
      2 folds, MP1 bets $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises $2.70, 2 folds, MP1 calls $2.20

      Flop: ($5.75) Q, K, A (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $4.59, MP1 raises $9.50, Hero raises $17.71 (All-In), MP1 calls $12.80

      Turn: ($50.35) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($50.35) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $50.35

      Results below:

      Hero had Q, Q (three of a kind, Queens).
      MP1 had 10, J (straight, Ace high).
      Outcome: MP1 won $48.35


      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      BB ($33.64)
      UTG ($42.37)
      UTG+1 ($84.90)
      MP1 ($43.25)
      MP2 ($25.10)
      Hero (MP3) ($25)
      CO ($34.45)
      Button ($25)
      SB ($10)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, K
      1 fold, UTG+1 bets $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises $2.60, 4 folds, UTG+1 calls $2.10

      Flop: ($5.55) 2, 4, 5 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $4.34, UTG+1 calls $4.34

      Turn: ($14.23) 4 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($14.23) K (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $9, Hero raises $18.06 (All-In), UTG+1 calls $9.06

      Total pot: $50.35

      Results below:

      UTG+1 had 5, 5 (full house, fives over fours).
      Hero had A, K (two pair, Kings and fours).
      Outcome: UTG+1 won $48.35



      how can a whale have those??
      good thing is i was able to grind it back and close the session with a small loss of 6$. i got to get used to this if i want to get a shot at supernova next year. volume = mass bad beats. been watching a lot of videos from schnitz and the finding your A game series. its been really helpful.









    • Avataren
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      nice pictures and progress.
    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      thanks. i try to do my best :D
    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      internets acting up again. i can hardly play when im in the office or at home. plus the fact that im currently unmotivated to play (trying to fix this) means very little volume for the first few days of july.

      currently roll on stars is 1020 + 22T$
      also have a backup roll of 1,400 which i placed on an investment instrument. im not touching my backuproll unless i go bust, thats why i decided to invest them instead of letting them rot in the back with very minimal gains.

      been deliberating if i should move up and take shots at NL50 when roll reaches 1,500 or i wait until i get 1,500 up and have a winning rate at NL25 after 100k hands. i can probably do 100k hands by this month if i got motivated.
    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      just found this site. if sharing this link on my blog wont attract interest then i will conclude that 100% of the population here hate women :)

      http://www.ilovesexygirls.com/
    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      been really lazy, have been watching a lot of videos instead to make put use of my time since in not in the grinding mood. ive played less than 5k hands so far. have a couple of interesting hand histories ill be posting soon

      Finding Your A-Game - this is a must watch for me right now.
      stars bankroll is at 1070+ ish

      threadsavers FTW




    • serverm07
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      Gl sir, the thread savers got me
    • Farmarchist
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      Originally posted by serverm07
      Gl sir, the thread savers got me
      +1
    • Phgrinder
      Phgrinder
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      played a more than 4hours today. was really in the grinidng mood but stars decided to fuck me up with their stupid RNG. ran into the top of everyones range. so crazy i decided to tilt 2 stacks away :/ pretty meh... month now is at around 10k hands and -250$ and roll is back to 700$

      will try to grind it up again. im hoping to hit a heater soon and be a NL50 reg by mid august / early september. nothing to do but plug away at the leaks and just play my A-GAME for now



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