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    • frazz4
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      So I have been playing for around 3-4 years now. I have taken poker seriously for about 2.5 years but still cant make any real money, mainly due to my bad cash record, I have a good win rate in tournaments and am desperate to succeed in cash.

      After i binked the big 5.5 3 days ago i now have a bank role of 3.5 K so am going to try to get a good win rate at NL25 FR. ill be playing 10-14 tables and hope to do 5000 hands a day. if all goes well I hope to move to 6 max.

      Ill post my results graph everyday and do a little blog on my general feelings of how the session went.
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    • frazz4
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      Day one went ok as i started bad and got back a bit still ended up down but felt like i played ok in the later stages

    • pkplayer
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      It might be a good idea to try and play less tables?
      This way, you can concentrate better on your individual hands...
    • frazz4
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      So today didnt go well in respects to earning money. i felt i was playing better but had some unlucky spots,

      1, my A,K vs A,Q all in pre because he was a fish and just lost a pot so was donking off another by in but hit trip queens,

      2, A,A vs fish who managed to hit two pair k,9 on flop.

      3, k,k vs A,A

      4 A,J top pair vs A,J and he hit flush on river all in on turn

      so safe to say i am a little disappointed, i was playing alot less nitty today maybe a bad thing i dont know? was three betting alot more from late pos openers and generally taking a bit more initiative in the pots i was in. i couldn't reach the target of 5000 hands as i just was a bit cooked after playing for around 4 hours an not getting good results.

      One frustrating point today, i broke my play into two sessions one being around 1100 hands and the other 3100. in both i stated and quite quickly dropped 2 buy ins then made it back slowly. not sure why whether im starting my sessions too lose or too agro but i hope to stop this in the forth coming sessions.



      any tips or questions please say!
    • frazz4
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      Originally posted by pkplayer
      It might be a good idea to try and play less tables?
      This way, you can concentrate better on your individual hands...

      maybe but then i tend to get bord plus start playing too lose and agro, maybe ill take it down to 10 or 8 tomoro and see how it goes. unless im wrong i thought general thing with micros is play like a rock. and not to try and out play people? or am i wrong?
    • frazz4
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      Ok so i downloaded leak buster last night. seams that my aggression if too high from the SB mainly and im missing out on a lot of value from IP with hands on the turn. today im going to try just two tables so i concentrate on my opponents alot more rather than playing a very standard game ill try to evaluate every decision and get the most value out of each hand. ill play 6 max just because ill only be playing two tables and full ring is to slow. my other options are going with one zoom table, but we will see how today/next few days go
    • Rihard4a
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      I would recommend you to use some of that money and get a coach for the desired format and you will get your leaks fixed quickly, rather than wasting spewing stacks. with 3.5k you can easily spend like $500 on a coach and receive so much experience... I wish I had so much spare money I would hire someone really good.
    • frazz4
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      Originally posted by Rihard4a
      I would recommend you to use some of that money and get a coach for the desired format and you will get your leaks fixed quickly, rather than wasting spewing stacks. with 3.5k you can easily spend like $500 on a coach and receive so much experience... I wish I had so much spare money I would hire someone really good.
      Ye i think thats a good idea. todays session went ok, played 400 hands two tables 6 max. made $14 had a cooler at the starts with second nut flush vs nuts but other than that i made money slowly but surly. playing a few tornys at the moment. might hit the cash again later. will see how i feel
    • frazz4
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      just a small session at the moment, will prob do some more hands later.

      only one cooler at the start with flush over flush other than that all good. it felt good just two tabling. still had alot to think about and i was really concentrating on eatch player and their tendency's.

    • frazz4
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      PS the graph changed because i changed the filter to include mt 6 max hands too.
    • frazz4
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      Yesterday i didnt play more than the morning session, no real reason other than i wasn't feeling cash.

      I was mixing it up with different tornys and SNGs which went ok, ended uo even. i was down around 60 from tornys mid way though made a few deep runs but no gin. started mixing in SNGS and was 4 tabling at first went down but then ended up winning a few a the end of a session to get me back to even.

      I used SNG wizard and feel my SNG game is airly solid, not the best but i can hold my own. but the main thing i have learnt wile playing over the years is that if I don't feel like playing it wont go well, so I just go with the flow these days. I have had days which i decided 2 days before that im going to have a really big session and will prepare for it. Those have always been my biggest losses. then my biggest wins have been when i wasn't going to play but have just been itching to get on the tables. Even one time i said i wouldn't play but 11.30 at night im lead in bed with my girl friend, and i couldn't sleep and i said look i got to play, and that night i won one of my second biggest tournament wins.

      so today i feel neutral at the moment. im going to leave the morning session out and go and do something other than online poker for a few hours, if i feel like playing then i will.
    • frazz4
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      Today i played virtually all cash. It went well, I was 4 tabling and that was fine. i was up 4 buy ins then missed a flush draw three way and a few other smaller pots so ended up 1.5 buy ins up which is fine. some real fish online today aggressive people twice on two different occasions villains put 3/4 of there stack in by the turn and folded to my shuves. a bit strange.

      I'm not sure weather me winning is because of less tables or because im not doing as many hands so im just getting lucky. hope its the first not just luck.

      My graph was a bit strange from today's session, i made nearly all my money from non show downs and showdowns was nearly a flat line, bit weird.

      graph 1 today's


      graph 2 total.

    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Less tables is generally better than more tables. At least until you are 100% solid with your strategy :)

      We all have our maximum limit of tables and I would recommend not exceeding that at all times.
    • frazz4
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      just had another sick deep run in the Saturday micro. 3.30. 10,000 entry's i came 87th. had the worst table from around 300 down. massive stack on my right raising 25% a guy on my left was sitting out so my blinds were prime stealing, i made a few stands at the start which worked but he didnt slow down, made a stand later 3 betting pre and he 4 bet so i had to fold then later i called check raised a dry flop, he calls and he shuves my cbet on the turn so was down to 20 bigs, raised from the CO button min three bets i thought a little and shoved A,J s,s and he had q,q. a bit shit maybe i should have flatted and just check shoved the K high flop as i would have more fold equity , but thought my CO raise pre looked week so he was raising week. just one of those hands i guess but at a dam cruel time. i had big stacks on my left too so i couldn't steal at all and was getting stolen from such a shit table. he was fucking russian too and we all know how they play lol

      on the up side i did come 3rd in a 180 and im second in chip in another now with 14 left in it so no a bad day im up 80 so far and hope to be up alot more in a few hours
    • frazz4
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      CAME SECOND IN THE 180, UP 250 FOR THE DAY. I am defernatly a better big stack bully than short stack player. not sure whether everyone is or whether anyone knows any good reading material to improve my 30bb and below game?
    • frazz4
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      just another 1000 hands today. I was granted my gold star status two days ago which is good for my FPPS

      todays session was another winning one which is good. split it into two and was 4 tabling 6 max again. everything was good. the only thing i was unsure on was 4 bet sizing IP & OOP and 5 betting?

      tomoro i hope to do good in the tornys again as they are always good on the weekend. as long as i feel good for it ill be doing the sunday storm, hope to get a deep run in that and a few others. ill bet rolling with the 180s again hope to final table a few again.

    • frazz4
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      Today i had my sights set on winning the Sunday million. I managed to satellite into it on the 3rd attempt spending a total of $25 so a min cash would be a good ROI, but sadly my set didnt hold up against a flush draw in the 6th level. i managed to have a deep run in the Sunday storm but a bad run of cards put me from 30 big blinds to 0 with quod fives bested my pocket sevens (all in pre) and A,J vs A,K. so i finished 880th which was $77 which is not the worst. also bubbling the Sunday kick off satellite which got me a cool $100 and a final table of a 180 insured i profited $100 for the night.

      After 14 hours of tournament play i had a little dabble in the cash game wile the last 180 was running. the cash went well, only 160 hands but still made a profit of $28 which is always good.



      IM NOW IN PROFIT :D FIRST TIME EVER over more that one session yeee haaa

      'official shark lol :f_cool:
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      You're running quite well now! Keep it up!
    • frazz4
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      so yesterday i didn't really feel like putting in any volume so decided to play on PKR to gain strategy points. WOW how bad are thoes players ha they were so bad compared to the players on stars but yet i lost ha. i only played a small amout of cash 5,10. I lost a very small amount. I also played 2 tornys which i cashed in both but got unlucky in one and just general beat in the other.

      Then i went onto the double up SNGs they were fine lost one buy in over about 10. The soft wear on PKR just tilts me i have to say playing on there is soo horrible. slow and i was messing around trying to get holdem manager working properly, the cash was fine but it wouldn't track the tornys. anyway nothing crazy.

      Today I played some live cash. Its a 1,1 game max 200 buy in. The game plays more like a 2,5 as standard raise is 12-15. i was down two buyins but managed to get it back and ended up 50. it was very deep at the end of the game with around 4K on the table with 5 players. I try to play there every week as the standard of play is sooo low but its swingy as no one folds so if you run good you win big and vis versa. after that it takes some getting use to playing online again. you get into alot of bad habits if you play there too long. when everyone plays 90% of hands its easy to fall into that style. and also you have to play so aggressive to get anyone to fold.

      started today on PKR but couldn't handle it so went to PS which felt so good. i was so happy to be playing on there again even if the standard of play is better i just don't enjoy PKR. so a good session today on PS ended up 4 buyins and the graph is looking good.

    • frazz4
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      Playing at the casino last night, and this hand pops up,

      Me on Hi Jack with A,Q,

      Guy limps MP, standard player not very good not too bad. i raise to 12, 2 callers, he then raises to 35, i thought for a minit and didnt think he was capable of limping a big hand so 4 bet to 65, prob a bit small, (started the hand with 240) 2 folds he calls, flop comes k,k,10 he checks i think if i bet he folds worse if i check he might bluff. so i check , turn is a 2, he bets 80 on turn, so i have gut shot an A, and Q i think as outs if im not ahead, i call and am pot comited he shuves a 3 river i call quickly he shows A,6 lol crazy hand
      everyone was like WTF i gained some massive respect and know one dared bluff me or challange me the rest of the night so it was a good one

      online has been ok no major volume, i cam third in a torny on WH for $440 which is always nice and had an on cash session after. Im getting alot more confident with my cash game now and might try going up to 6 tables soon. It is also better now as i have had my right arm in cast for the last 6 weeks (Im right handed) and multi tabling is especially hard. so that came off today so i should be able to handle 6 i hope. only time will tell.

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