Firing the fourth barrel, [SNG/MTT]

    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      Hello guys,

      My name is Nikolay, 20 years old and I'm from Bulgaria.
      I decided to start my second blog here in the English community. I haven't been active in a year in my old blog, so i just decided to start a new one.

      Old one, here

      A lot of stuff happend for that time.
      Last year, i went to university, my first year. That time i was playing live and saved some money. When I went there, i had really optimistic ideas of what studying and my life are going to be. I thought i was going to play poker all the time, grind some money and maybe leave uni after my freshment year.
      LOL, it wasn't anything like that, not even close.
      I was partying all the time, not playing with a BRM, tilting a lot and after the first month , i lost my bankroll, which it was like 500$.
      After that, i played rarely , barelly not. I had to pay rents , etc. Didn't really had much money for poker.

      In April, I started playing again. I was grinding rush tournaments on FullTilt that time, made 400$ profit. In the end of the month, I started playing MTT's in PokerStars and I won my top3 tournaments for 2 days. My bankroll grew up to 3400$ and I was really excited. Cashed out some money and left 2k.
      I was playing a lot in May. Didn't run good at all, many 10-15 places and my BR slowly dropped. I decided to cash out everything and play Live when i go home.
      June I've finished my year and started playing live, NL200. Also, I had exams, job ( still working to the end of September) but for a that month, I was ahead like 1.5k euro.
      In the begging of July , begin my dowswing and i lost my BR for 2-3 sessions. I was very disapointed and couldn't believe how it happend.
      After that i decided to ask for a stake on 7$ Fifty50's. Also didn't go well and then decided to take a break for few weeks. I watched some poker videos, read some articels, etc.
      It's September now and deposited 200$ on PokerStars. I got my 50$ bonus and started playing 3.5 Fifty50 and time to time, MTT's. Luckily i won 500$ and my bank grew up. Yesterday, aslo had some couching with a really good player. We made some analysis on my hands on F50's and 1 live session. It was very helpful to me and soon i will get more hours.
      Last night played some MTT's and 2x2.50 180 man. Manged to win 1 , and get 130$, also made 10th place and 18th place on 2 MTT's. So Friday 13 gave me like 230$ profit.
      My bankroll right now is 855$. I'm going to make some volume on 7$ Fifty50's and MTT's and if I run good, move up to 15's.
      My plan is to reach 2k BR and change the format to 18 or 180 man.



      Goals for this month;

      -make as much as possible F50's
      -make a profit
      -update often my blog
      -win sunday million :O

      Until now;



      i'm in kind of a upswing and it's great, hope to last forever :O

      Okay, GL HF
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    • JJWic3
      JJWic3
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      LOL. What a story man! :f_cool: Welcome to the hard life. I'm a CG player, but also play to tourneys and sometimes some SNGs so I will follow your progress. GL & HF!
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      thank you,

      sometimes people can be very naive, you know, but we learn from our mistakes. I'm 2 weeks away from my second year at University, so hope to make it different this time =)
    • 7h3r1pp4
      7h3r1pp4
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      Hello,

      I wish you good luck too and I will follow here too.

      I like the fify50s and play them from time to time to get some VPPs but not above 3,50 USD. I like Cashgame more hehe. :f_biggrin:

      May the upswing hold on this month :f_cool:


      See ya
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      @7h3r1pp4 , thank you :p

      Today wasn't good,

      I tried the $15 f50s and also played few 18man, definitely doesn't roon good on the 18s , i was 3 outed 4 or 5 times on the final tables and lost big pots there, which guaranteed me a place in the money. I managed to get in the money on only 1 tournament and I wont it.

      18 man:



      F50;





      :O

      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t/t Blinds - 6 players - View hand 2307469
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: t6773 1 BBs - VPIP: 37, PFR: 20, 3B: 20, AF: 8.0, Hands: 59
      Hero (SB): t8070 1 BBs - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.4, Hands: 17304
      BB: t4745 1 BBs - VPIP: 6, PFR: 6, 3B: 13, AF: NaN, Hands: 48
      UTG: t1782 1 BBs - VPIP: 38, PFR: 23, 3B: 4, AF: 12.0, Hands: 69
      MP: t3516 1 BBs - VPIP: 10, PFR: 10, 3B: 5, AF: NaN, Hands: 93
      CO: t2114 1 BBs - VPIP: 4, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: NaN, Hands: 23

      Pre Flop: (t0) Hero is SB with K :spade: A :spade:
      UTG raises to t800, 2 folds, BTN raises to t6748, Hero raises to t7845, 1 fold, UTG calls t982 all in

      Flop: (t15278) 9 :spade: 8 :heart: 3 :club: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t15278) T :diamond: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t15278) 6 :club: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t15278BTN shows T :club: K :club: Hero shows K :spade: A :spade: UTG shows A :diamond: A :heart: UTG wins t5821(Rake: t-725)


      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t/t Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2307472
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 12, PFR: 10, 3B: 6, AF: Infinity, Hands: 81
      SB: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 39, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 2.5, Hands: 28
      Hero (BB): t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.4, Hands: 17304
      UTG: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 10, PFR: 10, 3B: 5, AF: NaN, Hands: 93
      UTG+1: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 23, PFR: 18, 3B: 10, AF: 2.7, Hands: 114
      UTG+2: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 9, PFR: 8, 3B: 4, AF: 0.5, Hands: 154
      MP1: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 69, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 0.4, Hands: 16
      MP2: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 19, PFR: 16, 3B: 9, AF: Infinity, Hands: 64
      CO: t1500 1 BBs - VPIP: 32, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: 0.7, Hands: 28

      Pre Flop: (t0) Hero is BB with J :club: T :club:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t50, 1 fold, MP1 calls t50, 3 folds, SB calls t50, Hero calls t50

      Flop: (t200) 5 :heart: 4 :club: T :spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, MP1 checks

      Turn: (t200) 6 :club: (4 players)
      SB bets t60, Hero calls t60, UTG+1 folds, MP1 calls t60

      River: (t380) 4 :spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets t100, MP1 folds, SB raises to t1390, Hero folds

      Final Pot: t580
      SB wins t580

      GL HF
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      Hello,

      Today had some couching on 18man's. It was really helpful. Hope to get more in the future.
      Yesterday, I played some f50, 18 man and 180. I think I'll combine them in the future and try to get maximum of it.

      I managed to win one 1st place on 8$ 180man, I'm -52$ on f50's atm and -49$ on the 18man's [15$]
      The interesting thing about 18man's is that from 30 SNG's , i've been 4 times in the money and i have 4 1st places. Not running good though.

      Atm, my BR stays at 1,014$, tonight I'll make a detiled post and give some graphs.

      Now, time for playing.



      Have a nice day,

      :f_cool:
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      And I have one question,

      ICMizer or SNGwizard, which one is better or they are pretty much the same ?
    • ghaleon
      ghaleon
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      ICMizer from those. Have not used it, but have seen it used. SNGwizard cannot be recommended anymore imo. Personally I am using holdemresource calculator.

      Well your story seems to be prime example of very likely not great bankroll management. Hopefully that side is in good shape, if it wasnt earlier. Anyone will go broke at some point without proper brm.
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      @ghaleon thank you for your answer, i'll get the icmizer

      I was thinking about this 2 calls, i guess, I just have to fold

      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t/t Blinds - 3 players - View hand 2309419
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB (t4,320)
      Hero (BB) (t14,914)
      Button (t7,766)

      Hero's M: 12.43

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 5, J
      1 fold, SB raises t3,870, Hero calls t3,470

      Flop: (t8,540) 3, 9, K (2 players)

      Turn: (t8,540) 2 (2 players)

      River: (t8,540) 4 (2 players)

      Total pot: t8,540

      Results below:

      SB had A, Q (high card, Ace).
      Hero had 5, J (high card, King).
      Outcome: SB won t8,690


      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 400/800 Blinds (2 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Hero (BB) (t12,840)
      SB (t14,160)

      Hero's M: 10.70

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 2
      SB raises t13,710, Hero calls t11,990

      Flop: (t25,580) 3, 7, 10 (2 players)

      Turn: (t25,580) K (2 players)

      River: (t25,580) 9 (2 players)

      Total pot: t25,580

      Results below:

      SB had 3, 3 (three of a kind, threes).
      Hero had A, 2 (high card, Ace).
      Outcome: SB won t25,680




      results today:



      later i guess I'll play a little bit more, because tomorrow i have to work

      Best,
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      thats for today



      good night,
    • 7h3r1pp4
      7h3r1pp4
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      Looks like a good session :f_thumbsup:
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 75/150 Blinds (6 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://poker-tools.flopturnriver.com/Hand-Converter.php

      SB (t2,880)
      BB (t1,434)
      UTG (t1,200)
      MP (t2,728)
      Hero (CO) (t3,200)
      Button (t2,563)

      Hero's M: 14.22

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 10, 10
      2 folds, Hero raises t300, 1 fold, SB raises t2,805 (All-In), BB calls t1,284 (All-In), 1 fold

      Flop: (t3,168) K, K, 5 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t3,168) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t3,168) J (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t3,168

      Results below:

      SB had A, Q (one pair, Kings).
      BB had 2, A (one pair, Kings).
      Outcome: SB won t3,168


      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 200/400 Blinds (7 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com/

      MP1 (t4,588)
      MP2 (t5,076)
      CO (t4,300)
      Button (t3,839)
      SB (t1,681)
      BB (t1,463)
      Hero (UTG) (t6,053)

      Hero's M: 10.09

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 7, 7
      Hero raises t6,028, 1 fold, MP2 calls t5,051, 4 folds

      Flop: (t10,702) 6, 5, 5 (2 players)

      Turn: (t10,702) 4 (2 players)

      River: (t10,702) 10 (2 players)

      Total pot: t10,702

      Results below:

      Hero had 7, 7 (two pair, sevens and fives).
      MP2 had K, A (one pair, fives).
      Outcome: Hero won t10,877


      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 400/800 Blinds (3 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com

      BB (t13,391)
      Button (t6,194)
      Hero (SB) (t7,415)

      Hero's M: 6.18

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, Q
      Button raises t6,144, Hero raises t6,965, 1 fold

      Flop: (t13,088) 9, 5, A (2 players)

      Turn: (t13,088) 7 (2 players)

      River: (t13,088) Q (2 players)

      Total pot: t13,088

      Results below:

      Button had 7, A (two pair, Aces and sevens).
      Hero had K, Q (one pair, Queens).
      Outcome: Button won t13,238
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      Hola,

      Until now: (7$+15$)

      Graph for Fifty50, 18man and 180



      Only 18man



      This is for now, cuz I have to go to work :rolleyes:



      :pokerface:

      GL HF
    • 7h3r1pp4
      7h3r1pp4
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      Still running good :f_thumbsup:
    • JJWic3
      JJWic3
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      Keep those nice graphs coming! :s_cool:
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      Hello pokerZoo,

      not playing very good last 2-3 days,

      today made one MTT session, but didn't cash anywhere , so i'm down 100$

      For the last 3 days; (18+180man+F50+MTT)



      It's very small volume, but not feeling great for playing these days.

      Tomorrow gonna have some couching on $15 Fifty's , because I found them harder than 7's. Everybody's much tighter, more regs and hard to find nice steal spots, so hope to get some good knowledge. It's expensive btw, i will affort only 1 hour, but the guy is very good, I've already taken 2 hours by now.
      I'm not very happy with the fact that I have to withdraw from my bankroll, but It should be a good investment.

      Got ICMizer for 3 months, hope to help me to improve my game. I'm not very into the program yet, but I will.

      Also, I'm almost done with my summer job, few days left, I'm happy with that because I will have more time for poker. After 1 week, I'm going to university, hope to find some nice flat with my friends, where I can comfortably play poker.

      My BR dropped to 70 BI for 15$'s atm, because of some expenses (couching, programs, etc) and I'm thinkig of moving down to 7$ untill I have 100 BIs again, but I will decide that after the couching tomorrow.



      One of the best, lol :baby:

      "Success is my only motherfu**ing option, failure's not"

      I need to prove that to myself

      Also need to change some things next month, like being sport active again, because lately I'm not really and I'm thinking of making a tattoo, I have really good idea, but not sure yet. Of course It's going to be on a cards subject. :pokerface:

      this is for now, seeya



      very drowsy song, haha

      GL HF and sry for my bad english :D
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      today's graph for Fifty50



      today like i've already said i had some good couching, i think Im playing really well so far, lets see the future, just need to adjust and find good spots for stealing, hope to make it better soon
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      :f_frown: :f_frown:

    • 7h3r1pp4
      7h3r1pp4
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      :f_frown:
    • jaarJaar
      jaarJaar
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      today is better

      i played some fifty50s





      fifty50s until now



      not running hot obv , but it's a very very small volume

      dont have much time for playing atm

      18man:



      and whats the maximum % of 3bet which is considered to be passive? 8% maybe?
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