Ahhsoul - NL Zoom Blog

    • Ahhsoul
      Ahhsoul
      Basic
      Joined: 13.10.2013 Posts: 2
      Hello people,

      I'm new here, and I'm currently a 50NL zoom player. (I think) I have a pretty decent grasp of what I'm doing, but a lack of discipline often affects my game. Therefore, for my first post, I intend to start a blog of how my game progresses since joining PokerStrategy.com :)

      I've thought about the whole "starting again" approach for a while, and so have jotted these notes down about how I intend to play:

      Aim:
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      Starting with 20 BI at 50NL ($1k), progress to 200/400NL in the shortest time possible.

      Moving Up Rules:
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      100NL - $2k5 (25 BI) with 5 BI shots
      200NL - $6k (30 BI) with 5 BI shots
      400NL - $16k (40 BI) with 5 BI shots
      Must be comfortable at current stake to move up, and profitable over previous 50k hands of over 5BB/100 (PT4).

      Moving Down Rules:
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      As above for shots.
      25NL - Move down at $500. Back to 100NL at $750 (15 BI)
      Due to a full time occupation, I'll always be rolled to play at least 25NL

      Long Term Goals:
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      50k hands per month
      Profitable every month

      Rules To Achieve:
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      Stop playing for the day at a 5 BI loss if below -20BB/100, with lee-way of 2 BI if comfortable
      Stop playing for the day at a 10 BI win if above 30BB/100
      3 hours of learning per week at minimum
      Create 1 video per week
      NEVER PLAY DRUNK!
      Review after every session, and a large review every 25k hands
      Blog on PokerStrategy consistently, especially during losing periods
      Aim to use FPP to supplement bankroll - Aim to achieve and keep high VIP status (Platinum for 2013, and aim for Supernova in 2014)
      Establish a method of marking players (My HUD doesn't work as I play on a Mac)
      Initially, establish rough ranges of hands per position
      Do not play on phone/ipad unless significantly comfortable at stake and with good connection

      I may update this list over time, including non-poker orientated goals, but I guess it depends on how much I get into the whole blog writing aspect.
  • 2 replies
    • MJQuads
      MJQuads
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.01.2008 Posts: 373
      Interesting, definitely following! ;) If you have time and willpower, we can hook up (via skype), to do some studying/session reviews, etc together. Just lmk!

      Kind Regards,
      MJQ.
    • Ahhsoul
      Ahhsoul
      Basic
      Joined: 13.10.2013 Posts: 2
      Sometimes people just play right into your hands:

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2328241
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $23.74
      SB: $59.68
      Hero (BB): $54.77
      UTG: $39.38
      MP: $27.18
      CO: $75.44

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with J :diamond: J :heart:
      1 fold, MP raises to $1.25, CO raises to $4, 2 folds, Hero calls $3.50, MP raises to $10.25, 1 fold, Hero calls $6.25

      Flop: ($24.75) J :club: J :spade: 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $16.93 all in, Hero calls $16.93

      Turn: ($58.61) Q :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($58.61) 4 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $58.61
      Hero shows J :diamond: J :heart: (four of a kind, Jacks)
      MP shows T :diamond: T :spade: (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
      Hero wins $56.11
      (Rake: $2.50)


      It all balances out though. I think shoving JJ into a cc/4b is the perfect play, with alot of FE and a stronger range when he does call:

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2328259
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $81.90
      SB: $38.88
      Hero (BB): $50.87
      UTG: $104.18
      MP: $32.87
      CO: $140.41

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with J :spade: J :diamond:
      1 fold, MP raises to $1.50, CO calls $1.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, CO raises to $14, Hero raises to $50.87 all in, CO calls $36.87

      Flop: ($103.49) A :diamond: 8 :diamond: 6 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($103.49) K :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($103.49) T :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $103.49
      Hero shows J :spade: J :diamond: (a flush, Ace high)
      CO shows A :spade: K :diamond: (a flush, Ace high - King higher)
      CO wins $100.99
      (Rake: $2.50)