SNG for the WIN

    • angalius
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      Hello , I`m angalius from Latvia :) To make it short , I`ve made a blog long ago and didn`t update after I ran out of motivation. I will try again and hopefully for a long time , so my first goal is :

      :club: keep this blog alive for atleast a month (I heard that habits develop over 30 days of time)

      I mainly play stt sng`s 9max turbo, but I have a tendency to play some MTTs out of my bankroll which I`m going to fix. I used to play 3.50$ knockout 9max sngs , but after some time I stopped developing my poker skills and went down from there.

      So I deposited 70$ and gonna start playing 1.50$ 9max turbo sngs and move up to 3.50$ as I get 80BI for that limit.

      I got some good SNG learning material ready for me with around 20 videos and also 5 books I wanna read.

      GOALS :
      :club: Make over 1000$ by the end of this year.
      :club: Watch all 20 videos and read all of the books.
      :club: Moving up to 3.50$ and 7$ SNG`s

      Thats all for now , see you soon
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    • xxInspectorxx
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      another SnG blog. Will follow. Thoigh isn't that graph excluding rake? Atleast thats what it says and its blue as those usually are or does it change that way if you add bounties etc??y
    • angalius
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      not sure actually :D
    • xxInspectorxx
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      Originally posted by angalius
      not sure actually :D
      the blue line excluding the rake means what you would have won without paying any rake. And if you click on the profit text you get the actual profit displayed on redline where it takes rake payed into the calculations.

      If you input any Rb% you get a greenline showing the profit+rb like i post them on my blog.
    • angalius
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      oh now I get it , thanks :)
    • angalius
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      Watched 3 out of 20 videos I got and played 3 sessions yesterday. I feel pretty good at the tables now but I have spots where I have no clue what to do so I have to post more hands.

      Also I restricted myself from playing cash games and MTTs ( which you can do in pokerstars lobby) so I can focus only on SNGs.



      Poker Stars $1.32+$0.18 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t100/t200 Blinds + t25 - 4 players - View hand 2281815
      Hand History Converter

      CO: t3060 M = 7.65
      BTN: t2555 M = 6.39
      Hero (SB): t3420 M = 8.55
      BB: t4465 M = 11.16

      Pre Flop: (t400) Hero is SB with 8 :spade: 8 :diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to t500, BB raises to t1000, 1 fold

      This table was very tight and I could take down a lot of pots preflop. Since villain didn`t really play any hands on the bubble I assume that his minraise shows a lot of strenght, I put him on TT+ AJs+
    • angalius
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      Just watched first two episodes of "From tight to right" by Skitz0frenik and its some good materail. Just downloaded my free 30 day SngWiz2 and went trough 4 sngs I played yesterday. Gonna play some sessions soon
    • angalius
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      Have been away for 3 days to my hometown for a friends birthday, had a good time but now its poker time for me again. Watched 1 more video and played a session , didnt go really good but gonna review that session before playing the next one :)
    • angalius
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      Its been more than a week since I started this blog and I can say that I learned a lot of new things. I`m reviewing every sng I play in SNGwiz and I find a lot of mistakes which is very good since I can correct them.

      I did more studying this week than playing and I`m slowly apllying these things into my play. Yesterday was a good day made over +13BI in like 7 sessions. Today I only played 1 session which was in the morning, ran pretty terrible and noticed some tilting so I didnt start a new session after.

      Yesterday I also watched a live seminar here in pokerstrategy from 2 of the mindset coaches from pokerstrategy - Erik Stenqvist and Primoz Bozic (Schnitzelfisch). I`m actually in the productivity group of Schnitzelfisch on skype. Pretty cool seminar from them, took some good information from there which I can apply for myself.

      So its good so far, got to keep it up and just grind, grind and grind :)
    • angalius
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      Yesterday was a really good poker day for me. Made over +30 buy-ins over 50 games and decided to play 100FPP sattelite for 11$ Sunday Storm 300k guaranteed. Long story short I won the sattelite and finished 511th out of 34767 people cashing in 104$

      So I basically tripled my bankroll in 12 days, now I`m standing with 220$ and gonna still play 1.50$ and take some shots of 3.50$ sngs

      Last hand of the 11$ tourney

      Poker Stars $10+$1 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t8000/t16000 Blinds + t1600 - 9 players - View hand 2292389
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: t526043 M = 13.70
      BB: t348956 M = 9.09
      UTG: t260764 M = 6.79
      UTG+1: t342644 M = 8.92
      UTG+2: t648331 M = 16.88
      MP1: t345254 M = 8.99
      MP2: t125675 M = 3.27
      CO: t865776 M = 22.55
      Hero (BTN): t111364 M = 2.90

      Pre Flop: (t38400) Hero is BTN with 6 :heart: Q :heart:
      6 folds, Hero raises to t109764 all in, 1 fold, BB calls t93764

      Flop: (t241928) 8 :heart: 5 :heart: T :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t241928) Q :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t241928) J :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t241928
      BB shows A :heart: 9 :heart: (a flush, Ace high)
      Hero shows 6 :heart: Q :heart: (a flush, Queen high)
      BB wins t241928
    • angalius
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      Took some shots at 3.50 with 60 buyin roll , did pretty good, got like +15 Buyins in like 3 sessions. So its good so far. Havent really learned anything in the past days, only reviewed some tourneys I played, got to get back to learning to not get rusty.
    • angalius
      angalius
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      Had a really good past days , managed to hit 309$ bankroll playing 3.50$ sngs, which is overall 234$ in 17 days so far(not bad at all). Bad things is that I stopped to improve because I run good which is bad (but its good that I understand that). But I still run trough my hands at SNGwiz from time to time, got like 10 days trial left. Gonna start to take shots at 7$ sngs when I hit 420$ bankroll.
    • angalius
      angalius
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      Having some bad days lately, lost about 30 Buyins, and moved down to 1.50$ again to get myself back together. Spotting some tilt issues which has to be taken care of.