Sit'n'go grinder rising

    • KnowHung
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      Hello peeps.

      My name is Janis, iam from Latvia - Riga. Started playing poker year ago, now decided to take it to a bit serious level. Have red some books,watced some videos and red articles.

      Gona play sng`s , not play but GRIND like crazy monkey...
      Deposited 40$ on PokerStars and started playing 0.50$ 45man and 90man sit'n'go.

      Already played some sng`s before started blog,so have a look at my grind :s_cool:



      Starting bankroll: 40$
      Bankroll after 161 sit'n'go: 104.87$
      FREE20 promotion +20$.....104.78$-20$=84.78$ true bankroll
      Hands played: 5503

      MY GOALS
      :spade: Crush any multitable SNG
      :spade: At end of 2013 beat 7$ and 15$ SNG`s
      :spade: Make living out of poker
      :spade: Buy shiny things for GF :f_love:
      :spade: Get Diamond status at Pokerstrategy.com ( like mid of 2014)
      :spade: Get Supernova at PS
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    • AArvanity
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      baller life comming
    • KnowHung
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      Iam really going to it.
      Reading alot of articles, watching videos, reading books(online for free) and listening to audio books, aswell getting from internet for free.
      KnowHung - is for Knowledge Hungry... so iam reading listening and learning all i can get. :)
    • acephalia
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      good luck! looking forward to reading!
    • KnowHung
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      Thanks, gona try to play every day atleast 100 sng
      Lets see how it goes, ah yes, iam gona climb up stakes when i gona have bankroll 150$ +
      then gona play 1.50$ buyins
      Hope to play them already next week or so.
    • KnowHung
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      :D This is me, while playing today. Was really happy starting session and it went awesome.
      :tongue: Then i was starting tilting a bit and made a lot of mistakes...
      X( Now iam not happy about my play, but still ended positive.
      :heart: But iam happy about my 5 place in 360player sng. Lost my stack at flip when SB called my BB and i pushed with KJo and he called with K10o and he got lucky at river 10.
      But that was really good SNG and iam proud. :D



      Today played 105 sit'n'go, managed to win only around 10 of 45man 0.50$ .

      Bankroll after 266 sng = 109.25$
      Hands played: 4326


      Overall iam not glad about todays session and going to read and watch some materials to learn a bit more about mental state in long run.
    • KnowHung
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      Good day.

      Yesterday played alot... Grinded like crazy monkey :tongue: and it payed off.
      Iam happy about my play, found my A game and how to control my tilt.
      Have a look at this beauty.



      Played alot of sng`s and not even once tilted or was distracted :s_cool:

      Bankroll after 385 sit'n'goes=146.54$
      Hands played this session=5546
    • KnowHung
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      :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:
      Hey, so was bussy with learning strategy - push/fold
      And after got very good results. Iam very proud again :)
      So my graph for today looks like this....



      Now iam thinking about climbing limits to 1$ and 1.5$ sng`s...
      Or maybe even go for 2.50$ 180 man SNG grind... Still thinking about this step.
      But not sure about BR stability.

      Bankroll after 542 sng`s = 156.82$
      Hands played= 5367

    • KnowHung
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      So this is how my sessions now looks :O :] :s_cool:



      Started two 45man and two 90man sng`s. Got few bad beats and busted but....
    • KnowHung
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      Here is my stats after 26k hands, can some1 comment on it???



      And iam looking for some learning buddy who plays multitable sng`s...
    • TinoLaan
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      Hey KnowHung,

      Nice blog!

      With a $150 bankroll, I would strongly recommend that you do not play the $2.50 180mans. I would rather wait until you have at least 250 BI for that, which means $625. Due to the fairly high variance, playing them with just 60 BI will likely completely ruin your bankroll that you have worked so hard for!

      Just keep up the way you're doing now, and don't play games that are too much for your BR :)

      Keep us updated!

      Kind regards,
      Tino
    • KnowHung
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      So now, after 590 0.50$ sng grind i have got 166.65$ BR, its +126.65$ from starting 40$ BR

      And now iam not sure, start playing 1.50$ sng`s or grind more !?!?!?


      I havent done real good session reviews, yesterday had one session review for 2h, found few leaks but iam not sure about my skill level. I need some advices or even coaching to be sure about myself and my potential.

    • TinoLaan
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      If you want to get advice, you can also get it for free here on the forum! Here is our Tournament strategy forum: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1499

      Here you can ask any questions you would like and get expert advice, as well as post your hands for evaluation in the hand evaluation forum to get even more advice!

      Of course I'm not saying you aren't allowed to get coaching, but it might be worth it to save the money for now ;)
    • KnowHung
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      I have a good new :D
      I climbed limits and now playing 1.50$ 45max(turbo) and 1$ 90max(turbo)
      Today played first session at these limits... first 40 sng`s went just awfull, but then i took 30min break to look a bit at my play and after that next 15 sng`s went just AWESOME



      So as you can see, its not good start... But iam happy about last 15sng`s.
      Now i dont know when iam gona play, becouse iam gona start to work at new job and dont know when iam gona have time. But iam gona still watch videos and read articles to not stay behind. If someone know good 45max video, please share !!!

      Goals for next month:
      :diamond: Play atleast 3k sng`s
      :diamond: Crush 1.50$ sng`s
      :diamond: After 2weeks can to cashout atleast 200$
      :diamond: Sharp my push/fold range
      :diamond: Even after work go out and run
      :diamond: Put at least 20 hands

      BR: 212$
      Total sng`s played at 0.50$ = 682
      Total hands played at 0.50$ sng`s = 29745
    • KnowHung
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      :heart: Hello readers! :heart:

      I hope you have a great summer, last month kicks in, so go and use this time to enjoy last days of summer!!!

      So, lets get back to poker.
      Played today 2 sessions, first one went just awfull, made only two final tables and didnt got into money.
      But then came second session where i played 28 sng`s at a time and managed to get to 9 final tables - and even 9 cashes.
      So overall awesome!!!

      Here is my 1.50$ sng`s graph


      Its not going well with them, so i switched back to 0.50$ 45max and 1$ 90max. And here is overall graph.


      As you can see its not very good, but iam now trying to stabilise my game, so i only go up.
      I managed to win 0.50$ 360max sng, iam so freakin proud of myself. Thats one of my goals completed :)

      And here is something AWESOME!


      BR: 189.98$
      Hands played this session: 6327
    • GLCosta
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      I'm playing the same games as you except the 360man but i think i will try those also for fun.

      The first time i tried to play the 45man 1.5$ in 200 tourneys i had a -16% ROI so i had to go back in limits. Soon i will try them again and well see how it goes.

      Good luck :)
    • KnowHung
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      WoW, last update are 2weeks ago :(

      So, havent been playing a lot, but a bit. Still at 0.50$ 45man 90man and 1$ 90mans...
      Not doing well :(
    • KnowHung
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      Here is graph for now, not satisfied about results.


      and i got my second royal :D



      Iam trying to beat 1$ 90man sngs for now, and after i do that move to 2.5 180man.
      When it gona happen, i have no idea. ?(
    • TinoLaan
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      Nice graph if you ask me! :f_thumbsup:

      How come you're not satisfied with your results?

      When it gona happen, i have no idea.
      I wouldn't worry too much about when you will be able to move up. It's most important to just keep working on your game at this stage. When you are able to move up, great! But if you're not able to move up shortly, that's definitely not a problem either! :)
    • KnowHung
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      I guess its all about my first downswing... i was going only up and now it stopped. So iam not satisfied with my results. But now iam taking break from playing and only going through
      my hand histories and looking for leaks.
      Just finished four reviews and found a lot of mistakes,showing over 20BB from UTG and calling with 40% range from fish...

      I just need to play less tables, so i can get right action at all of them !!! From now on gona try to play only from 4 to 8 tables instead of 16+

      Keep dem studies and ship !!! :f_cool: :f_biggrin: :s_cool: