A New Beginning

    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      My name is Siddharh and I live in India and have a fulltime job. I also like playing poker. Today is my birthday and I look forward to a new beginning in my life and poker.

      I am back to grinding nl2 again( the highest I have played is Nl 10 ) and I dont have any particular aim or vision right now. Moving up soon is the agenda.

      I will follow the 25 BI management. Will update atleast twice a week.

      I started with 44.54 $ and lost 5BIs the first day playing fancy. Picked up my game after that.

      My BR is at $66.94 now.
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    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      My Graph so far


    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Hello there seranpoker and welcome to the blogs forum!

      First, may I wish you a a happy birthday and many more of them to come! :heart:

      Next, I tend not to set specific goals as well, but they do help to focus, the hard part is picking the right ones for me. The need to be sensible and achievable at least.
      However, focusing on improving will get you moving up the stakes, but be aware patience may be needed to get there.

      Don't get fancy, play very simple and straightforward and you will be [pleasantly] surprised I have no doubt. Oh and don't be bluffing stacks off trying to get people to fold, they wont!

      Good luck at the tables,

      Mal.
    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Thank you Mal!
      I agree with the not setting too specific goals. I probably put down whatever vision/ goals I have for myself here, as and when I form them.

      Play wise today was definitely not one of my best days. I 3bet called loose on one occasion and that cost me, overplayed my over pair once but didnt lose much though.

      Heres the graph

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Originally posted by seranpoker
      My name is Siddharh
      [x] Doesn't know how to spell his own name

      :facepalm:
    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Thanks for pointing that out Mahi! I stand corrected. My name is spelt as Siddharth.

      Hmmm. Been aimlessly grinding. Actually not even grinding but aimless - yes.

      some interesting hands. Feedback and comments welcome.

      Hand 1:

      [spoiler]
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.


      Villain has been 3 betting me quite a lot from the small blind.
      Not really sure about my 4 bet sizing though.

      BTN: $1.89 (94.5 bb)
      SB: $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      MP: $2.90 (145 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2.19 (109.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J 6
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BTN folds, SB raises to $0.18, BB folds, Hero raises to $0.44, SB folds

      $0.38 pot
      Hero mucked J 6 and won $0.38 ($0.20 net)


      Hand 2:

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      I think viallin has what he reps.

      Hero (MP): $2.63 (131.5 bb)
      CO: $2.85 (142.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.69 (84.5 bb)
      SB: $2.13 (106.5 bb)
      BB: $2.79 (139.5 bb)
      UTG: $7.41 (370.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A A
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.18) 9 6 7 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.18, SB folds, BB calls $0.18

      Turn: ($0.54) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.50, BB raises to $1.32, Hero folds



      Hand 3:




      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Villain is a super passive weak tight NIT. 13/6 250 hands

      BB: $1.23 (61.5 bb)
      UTG: $1.94 (97 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2.45 (122.5 bb)
      CO: $1.50 (75 bb)
      BTN: $0.73 (36.5 bb)
      SB: $1.12 (56 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K A
      UTG raises to $0.04, Hero raises to $0.12, 2 folds, SB calls $0.11, BB folds, UTG calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.38) J K 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.24, SB folds, UTG calls $0.24

      Turn: ($0.86) 6 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.42, UTG raises to $0.84, Hero folds




      My graph. After the last update (after 5th sep) :s_mad:

    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Some more hands and graph.

      [spoiler]

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG: $7.53 (376.5 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5.95 (297.5 bb)
      CO: $9.65 (482.5 bb)
      BTN: $2.14 (107 bb)
      SB: $2.14 (107 bb)
      BB: $0.75 (37.5 bb)

      Co was 48/43 over 179 hands. Super agro. Was waiting to stack him off.
      One of my biggest pots interms of BBs.

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K K
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.06, CO raises to $0.22, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.74, CO calls $0.52

      Flop: ($1.51) J 8 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.08, CO raises to $8.91 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.13 and is all-in

      Turn: ($11.93) 4 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($11.93) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $11.93 pot ($0.30 rake)
      Final Board: J 8 3 4 T
      Hero showed K K and won $11.63 ($5.68 net)
      CO showed Q T and lost (-$5.95 net)



      My biggest losing hand.

      [spoiler]
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $2.06 (103 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $6.48 (324 bb)
      MP: $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $2.18 (109 bb)
      BTN: $3.63 (181.5 bb)
      SB: $2 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q Q
      Hero raises to $0.06, MP raises to $0.20, CO folds, BTN calls $0.20, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.14

      Flop: ($0.63) 9 7 7 (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks, BTN bets $0.44, Hero calls $0.44, MP folds

      Turn: ($1.51) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.08, Hero raises to $5.84, BTN calls $1.91 and is all-in

      I normally dont shove over like this on a scary board, but villain had 100% flop tunr and river cbet over 130 hands. So unless he got really lucky here Iam good most of the times. But on hind sight I should have chk called nad re evaluated river.

      River: ($7.49) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $7.49 pot ($0.26 rake)
      Final Board: 9 7 7 J A
      Hero showed Q Q and won $0.00 (-$3.63 net)
      BTN showed J J and won $7.23 ($3.60 net)




      Graph:




    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Felt like an update. Played a bit after my last update. About 9 k hands. Ran quite well.

      BR is at 115$.

      My grinding style now has changed a lto from how it used to be say 4 months ago.

      More focussed and tilt lesser.

      I'm using more features in the HUD like steal % etc. Sometimes aggression %.



      Can wait to hit Nl5 . I'll have a go when I ahve about 25BIs.



      Too tired to look for hands and post them.

      Maybe tomorrow.
    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Got owned at nl5. need some adjustments here and there I think. :s_confused:

      Trying to incorprate things from Shnitzelfish's recent video. Planning your day.

      my graph so far. After my last update.

      Lesson learnt: Keep things plain and simple. :]



      My official idol now is MBML. :f_cool:


      On the other hand. I put some money in my 888 accoutn which used to get my HEM2 on the 4th and have been running quite well I must say. :s_cool:

    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,198
      Nice blog, Sidds. Sorry I'm an Aussie and we constantly shorten names lol. :D

      As Mal suggested, keep it simple. NL10 is achievable playing simple ABC poker and not getting too fancy. (Fish don't understand fancy plays). By the time you get to NL25 and NL50 you would have learnt a lot. You will also be up against a better standard of player who you will be able to make the fancy moves.

      Keep trying to turn that red line up. There has been a definite improvement from around the 7300 hand mark.

      Nice work at 888 as well.

      Following for sure.

      Keep up the good work.

      Laz
    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
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      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Hey Laz!


      Thanks for dropping by :D . Sid is my short name officially. Sidds - not so different :f_pleased: .

      Thanks for the encouragement. Always good have visitors!

      I guess youre my first official follower.:f_thumbsup:

      The thing that I've noticed about redline is that it generally goes in the opposite direction as that of the blue line. You gotta check out Fraz4's red and blue line. Some crazy graphs hes got there.