A Fish's Evolution

    • Valle1979
      Valle1979
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      Joined: 23.08.2008 Posts: 10
      Hi All, ever since i came over this sites i manage to learn 10 times more about poker than I allready knew. Well basically that means everything :D

      But to track my own development to higher stakes and hopefully with all the help i can get from all you guys/garls here.

      I only play Sit'n'Go NL5$ / NL$10, from 1 table to bigger tournaments. My biggest profit so far is actually a knockout bonus on a pro, which made me 200$ + a t-shirt :P - thanks to PS my overall profit is in plus, despite my recently bad beat and tilting.

      I dunno what this block will contain yet since this is my first blog ever. So in the beginning its probally a bit dry, but hopefully it can give you all a good laugh or two. I will be reporting from the tournaments that i enter and post winning/loosing hands.

      I will be reporting from these sites.
      Sites/cash
      FullTilt: 313.51$
      Titan: 66.51$
      PokerStars: 8.00$
      Green positive cashflow / Red negative cashflow

      I hope as many as possible will help me to become a better pokerplayer, so my evolution wont take a millenium.
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    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      Hey Valle.

      Nice to see a new blog on the forum, and a blog focused on tournaments.. :)

      Good luck on your way to the big tounaments. It would be cool with graphs and stuff. That always makes a blog more interesting to read imo..

      Cheers,
      Kimber88
    • Valle1979
      Valle1979
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      Joined: 23.08.2008 Posts: 10
      Just wanted to give you a clue of what i have watched and read so far.

      DVD's:
      Learn how to play poker (beginners) by Howard Lederer
      Phil Helmuths Million Dollar Online Poker Secrets

      Book's:
      The Intellligent Guide to Texas Hold em Poker - Sam Braids
      And the articles I can read as a Branze member here at PokerStrategy

      If anyone have any recommendations, please enlighten me :D
    • Valle1979
      Valle1979
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      Joined: 23.08.2008 Posts: 10
      Thanks Kimber88.

      Where would the best place for retrieving graph be, so they are easy for to integrete here.
    • Kimber88
      Kimber88
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 1,333
      For tounaments I have only tried Poker Tracker 3, which can be tried free dor 60 days. That is really reccomendable. If you check the first post in my SnG blog you can see a graph taken from there..

      Cheers,
      Kimber88
    • Valle1979
      Valle1979
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      Joined: 23.08.2008 Posts: 10
      Well the first tournament i have a report from is from an 11$ / 3500$ guaranteed.
      441 entered and i ended up in the money 28, and won 17.61$. Thats ofcourse better than nothing, but I missread the last hand and thats rather irritating. Well here it is:

      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, 3000 Tournament, 500/1000 Blinds 125 Ante (7 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      saw flop | saw showdown

      UTG (t38212)
      MP1 (t21403)
      MP2 (t30581)
      CO (t13341)
      Hero (Button) (t14619)
      SB (t32145)
      BB (t25553)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with J:spade: , Q:spade:
      2 folds, MP2 calls t1000, 1 fold, Hero raises to t4000, SB raises to t10000, 2 folds, Hero calls t6000

      Flop: (t22875) 5:club: , 2:spade: , Q:club: (2 players)
      SB bets t22020 (All-In), Hero calls t4494 (All-In)

      Turn: (t31863) 8:diamond: (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t31863) 3:club: (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t31863
      Main pot: t31863 between Hero and SB, won by SB

      Results in grey below:
      Hero had J:spade: , Q:spade: (one pair, Queens).
      SB had A:heart: , A:diamond: (one pair, Aces).
      Outcome: SB won t31863


      Very bad call here, i should have folded when he reraised me !
      But hopefully i will be able to keep my head cold at the next tournament.

      Edit:
      My playing style according to Tournament Indicator: Tight-Agressive.
      Hands played: 185
      VP$IP: 14%
      PFR: 9%
      AF: 3.7
      WSD: 43%
      WSDW: 56%
    • Valle1979
      Valle1979
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      Joined: 23.08.2008 Posts: 10
      Just finished another sit'n'go, this time a 3.40$ / 18 player, I managed to pull off a 2nd place and won 16.20$. This was on PokerStars, so the money was very needed.
      Well there is not really more from this tournament.

      But more will come later, Im playing a 6000$ guaranteed on Titan.
      :D