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    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      DaPhunks Poker Blog

      Edit: My blog restarts here

      Hi everyone and thanks if you're actually time to read this. I'll cut to the chase. Hope you enjoy!

      I Play SSS at the moment. Edit as of May 2009; SSS up to NL200 atm, Stabbing NL400SSS and am learning BSS, currently on NL100

      My Background; I like Partying, Skiing, Drinking, Downhill MountainBiking (which i'm shit at) and anything slightly dangerous. I also like poker!

      I recently moved up to my self imposed 40BI level to start playing NL100 SSS so i decided to make this blog which i hopefully won't forgot about. I will move back down to NL50 at either 25 or 30 NL100 BI, i havn't decided yet.

      I will move up to NL200 at 45BI and after back down to NL100 at 35 NL200 BI. This is how my BRM will progress as i move up the limits.


      Oh, i mentioned the skiing so every so often I'll post a picture of me like this;


      By daphunk at 2008-09-15

      Followed by my stats and chart since i got elephant.


      By daphunk at 2008-09-15



      By daphunk at 2008-09-15


      Note my NL10 and NL4 winrates :)


      Can't wait to play my first NL100 session later!
  • 400 replies
    • Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      If you have lost on both NL4 and NL10, how did you move up? Did you skip BRM or did you deposit more money to move up?

      Cheers,
      Kimber88
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Well, looks like you are doing good. Nice graph!
      I will visit this blog from to time, that's for sure. I also like skiing, but I am not good enough to do what you do on that picture. Nice hand sir!

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar
    • DaPhunk
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      My Handy Little Equity Chart

      I've made myself what i think of my "Handy little equity chart for playing versus Intelligient Reraisers when i myself have raised from early position or think its applicable"

      Or for short, just "My Handy Little Equity Chart".


      The opponent range is JJ+ AKs and AKo


      By daphunk at 2008-09-16
      (No i don't raise TT from early)

      All i have to do is multiply the total pot - rake by the equity (In the form of eg TT = 0.3365) and if this is more than my remaining stack, I'm good to call.

      Or in my little Formula;

      RS = Remaining Stack
      TP = Total Pot
      EQ = Equity in 0.% form
      Rk = Rake


      Call when

      If RS <= EQ(TP - Rk)


      If you notice that this is wrong, please for the love of ****** tell me :)



      Next Time;
      • My First 5000 Hands at NL100
      • A scenic picture to keep you interested!


      P.s Thanks for your comments guys. Kimber88 i was already playing NL25 when i got elephant. I started out with $200 and lost money at NL10 shortstacking when NL25 had run out and Bigstacking badly at NL4.
    • Pacer357
      Pacer357
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      Nice to see another adrenaline junkee.
      Used to ski a lot until I busted my knee in a free-ride contest.
      Good luck at the tables and hit those slopes hard and fast :)
      That chart actually looks skiable :tongue:
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Originally posted by Pacer357
      Nice to see another adrenaline junkee.
      Used to ski a lot until I busted my knee in a free-ride contest.
      Good luck at the tables and hit those slopes hard and fast :)
      That chart actually looks skiable :tongue:
      Cheers Pacer. How did you do your knee? An impressive fall or one of those annoying little things that seem like they'll be nothing at the time like doing a spreadeagle of a mogul at the end of your run and somehow messing it up?
      Hope your knee's good enough to still ski some of the time :)
    • DaPhunk
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      DaPhunk's first 5422 hand Review!
      (Complete with pretty pictures)

      Hi everyone. I just finished my first 5422 hands at NL100. Heres what i think about the limit from what i've seen so far;
      • It seems totally beatable. Similar to NL50 actually.
      • So far People seem to like calling Cbets from a Shortstack.
      • There seem to be many extremely tight players
      • Stealing and Restealing seems to be highly profitable. More so than NL50.


      My summary of my experience so far;
      1. Pretty normal downswing to start off. Being NL100 it sent me on mini tilt though.
      2. Return to upswing when i got used to the limit again and applied my anti tilt techniques. :)
      3. Finishing off with more confidence about my choices in resteal situations.


      And NOW the Pictures;



      By daphunk, shot with PENTAX Optio S4 at 2008-09-27


      My Graph and Stats So Far;


      By daphunk at 2008-09-18


      By daphunk at 2008-09-18


      Hope you all enjoy my latest update :)

      To come;
      1. A small post about how i want to start thinking about resteals
      2. My New Lifetime Graph after i have played 12k NL100 hands.
      3. A pretty picture of me in the snowpark in Saas-Fee to accompany the New Lifetime graph!
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Hey DaPhunk,

      i enjoyed reading you blog but could you please do me a favor and resize your images to 800*XXX before posting them in the forum? That would be really nice.


      Good luck at the tables,
      anstaendig.
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      wow, very nice pics (especially that last one) - where do you live?
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Cheers Swiss. I move around actually. I Spend my winter living and working in Verbier.
      I spend the rest of the year either at my dads house near Zug/Zurich or with my mum and sister in London (well, pretty much London)

      How about you?
    • DaPhunk
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      DaPhunks Mini Update

      Thought it would be interesting to add this mini update.
      I just played the 50k special freeroll on partypoker and came something like 274th - 276th. Can't quite remember. (out of 4,682 entrants)
      Would have been nice to do better but heh, I'm happy with getting a free $35.
      Especially as i don't normally play Sng's or MTT's.

      I will give you a mini history as i remember it of the Freeroll, A pic and a query about elephant stats!

      1. Started slow winning a couple of non-showdown pots but not many at all
      2. Soon entered Push or Fold game. No action and pretty much card dead.
      3. When there were about 1000 to 1600 players left i got into Gigabet Dilemna and pushed Q6s UTG
      4. I tripled up with trip 6's. Kinda lucky heh. Other two opponents didn't hit at all.
      5. Continued Playing Push or Fold due to effective stack size.
      6. Pushed AQo from middle position. Got called by pocket 8's. Added 10k to my 25k stack.
      7. Continued to play push or fold for a while and by the time i was ITM had to play regular again.
      8. No more significant action till just before 300th place. Pushed "ATC" against two 3BB Blinds. with 78s from CO.
      9. Big blind called and showed an Ace. I hit a card but he hit Ace on river.
      10. Game was over for me a short time later. Down to 3BB I pushed QJs from UTG and got called by A2s.
      11. $35 added to my account and a pleasing result for a none tourney player :)


      The Pic;
      You can just see the end of my ski's below the cameramans own :)
      This is one of my favourite Skiruns.
      We have just stopped after the steeper couloir (like a narrow corridoor in the rock) at the top of this run.


      By daphunk, shot with MINIKET at 2008-09-20


      And now my quick elephant question;

      Please read this sample hand first; NL100 easy fold

      Now, My question is; How is the 3bet % stat calculated?
      I sense that it could really help me with villains who will limp UTG and then 3bet me.
      It still seems to be an odd line to me for a villain to slowplay JJ+ AK+ and then 3bet.
      For me i'd far rather put the villain on raising JJ, QQ and AK from UTG, but slowplaying his KK+ in this way.
      I'm still scared to push in this sort of situation until i have a stat like 3bet% that can help.
      However, i have no idea how 3bet% is calculated!
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      I will coach you/teach you telemark in exchange for shelter in Verbier!! :P
      I live in Ollon, down the road (~10-15mins) from Villars, very close to Diablerets, Leysin and Champéry (portes du soleil) too :)
    • Pacer357
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      Originally posted by DaPhunk
      Originally posted by Pacer357
      Nice to see another adrenaline junkee.
      Used to ski a lot until I busted my knee in a free-ride contest.
      Good luck at the tables and hit those slopes hard and fast :)
      That chart actually looks skiable :tongue:
      Cheers Pacer. How did you do your knee? An impressive fall or one of those annoying little things that seem like they'll be nothing at the time like doing a spreadeagle of a mogul at the end of your run and somehow messing it up?
      Hope your knee's good enough to still ski some of the time :)
      Jumped over a gorge but misjudged the speed a bit and landed in the mountain wall on the other side :rolleyes: . Knee is alright but I can't push it to hard and that makes i kinda pointless to me.
      Very nice pictures, they bring back some memories :)
    • DaPhunk
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      Jumped over a gorge but misjudged the speed a bit and landed in the mountain wall on the other side :rolleyes: . Knee is alright but I can't push it to hard and that makes i kinda pointless to me.
      Very nice pictures, they bring back some memories :)
      Wow, sounds pretty nasty. I always wondered how much skiing would lose its enjoyment if i stopped being able to push it so much.

      All my accidents have been pretty stupid. I've given myself knee to face a couple of times before from jumping cliffs with landings that were pretty much completely flat. I decided to buy a mouthguard and fullface helmet after i got sick of that horrible sensation of cement in my mouth after grinding up my teeth :D Those crashes were bad enough hehe, don't want to think what it would be like to have a serious crash like you had.

      Cheers for the comments :)
    • DaPhunk
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      DaPhunks Excuse Update

      If you were wondering why i havn't hit my next 12,000 NL100 hands (So i can post my next update) yet this is why;

      1. I took a quick holiday to my granparents house
      2. I drove my sister to university
      3. My Town has a beer festival going on right now


      I think i have to play 2400 hands before the end of sunday though, to clear my weekly bonus on party. Don't you worry i will be posting an updated graph soon!



      Spoiler to keep you interested!; The next graph will have a Treat of a downswing/cooler for you to feast your eyes on! Stay tuned over the next few days to find out what it looks like!
    • DaPhunk
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      2 Fun Hands

      I've decided to post 2 hands i enjoyed and a picture! Enjoy.

      Hand 1 - Fun on NL50.

      What do you do when there are no NL100 tables left? Play NL50 of course. What do you do when you only have 3 NL50 tables left? Well, then you think it would be fun to make silly plays like this :)

      I called here preflop with the sole intention of bluffing the flop if i was first in, followed by a 2nd barrel if the flop was good and a scarecard came on the turn. Worked out well :)


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $16.45
      UTG+1:
      $47.65
      MP2:
      $8.25
      CO:
      $10.00
      Hero:
      $9.50

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:diamond: , 7:diamond: . CO posts a blind of $0.50.
      UTG+1 calls $0.50, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 folds, CO checks, Hero calls $0.50, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($2.75) 9:diamond: , T:spade: , 4:spade: (5 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 checks, MP2 checks, CO checks, Hero bets $2.00, 4 folds.

      Final Pot: $4.75

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows high card king with ten kicker (Kd 7d)

      Hero wins with high card king with ten kicker (Kd 7d)


      Hand 2 - Nice Quads on NL100.

      Here i decided that simply calling turn would be a good idea. River turned up quads and i got 2 callers! Note the opposing hands they call me with.


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $281.37
      Hero:
      $18.50
      MP3:
      $32.88
      CO:
      $164.59

      0.5/1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:diamond: , J:diamond:
      4 folds, MP3 calls $1.00, CO calls $1.00, BU folds, SB calls $0.50, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($4.00) 5:heart: , 7:diamond: , J:spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP3 checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($4.00) J:club: (4 players)
      SB bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00, MP3 calls $2.00, CO calls $2.00.

      River: ($12.00) J:heart: (3 players)
      SB bets $7.00, MP3 calls $15.50, CO folds, SB calls $8.50.

      Final Pot: $43.00

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows four of a kind, jacks (Td Jd)
      SB shows a full-house, jacks full of sevens (7s 3c)
      MP3 shows three of a kind, jacks (2h Kd)

      Hero wins with four of a kind, jacks (Td Jd)



      Now a photo! - Trampoline fun :)



      By daphunk at 2008-09-15
    • DaPhunk
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      DaPhunks Surprise Moment of the week!

      A simple hand. Or so i thought. Villain tries a small bet on river to try and steal pot (or so i thought). I think i could be ahead but don't want to risk the whole $ to call. Imagine my surprise when i see his hand!

      Party Poker, $0.25/$0.50 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $9.39
      MP1: $9.25
      MP2: $41.13
      CO: $9.20
      BTN: $3.88
      SB: $50
      Hero (BB): $8.50
      UTG: $17.75

      Pre-Flop: Q:spade: 3:spade: dealt to Hero (BB)
      6 folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks

      Flop: ($1) Q:club: A:heart: 7:spade: (2 Players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1) 5:club: (2 Players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1) 9:diamond: (2 Players)
      SB bets $1, Hero folds

      Results: $1 Pot
      SB showed A:spade: A:diamond: (three of a kind, Aces) and WON $1.95 (+$1.45 NET)
    • superjunk
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      Nice pictures , nice graphs.. very clear :)

      Nice blog :)
    • swissmoumout
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      More pics please :) I still have to wait 30 days before the resorts open, so I expect some good freeride pics :P
    • Gerv
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      I like your pictures and Hi there on NL50 Party :D