from 4.79$ to xxx$ at Pokerstars

    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      This is not really a blog, it's a quest ...

      I'm trying to built a bankroll from a modest win in the 15k G at Pokerstars.
      I use to play at pokerstars. It's the only website where i did deposit. Some friends transfer money to me there also when i could not deposit. But at that time i was just starting playing the game of poker. I've lost around 100$ there playing low limits SNG and tournaments. Now I've learned some new bases. I think it will be a different story.
      The reason why I chose Pokerstars, the reason why I wrote this blog about Pokerstars is simple. This site is where i tasted online poker(playing play money). Every time my old friend thought me something new, i came in at the tables trying to make it happens. Unfortunately i only had "Half knowledge", and it harms not having the whole package.

      I'll try to update every day or 2max...
      For now i'm not really used with the poker software so i guess you'll have access to some graphs before the end of the week.

      for now i played 0.02/0.04limit in two tables. Came with 0.8$ in the first one and left with 1.90$. In the second one i turn 0.8$ to 1.3$ I guess!
      I'm also playing a 0.5$ tourney and i'm doing ok till now...

      Bankroll: 4.79 ---> 5.8$

      Shall the quest begin!!! ;)
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    • 1seednoir1
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      PokerStars Tournament #107929979, No Limit Hold'emBuy-In: $0.25
      3238 players $100.00 added to the prize pool by PokerStars.com
      Total Prize Pool: $909.50 Tournament started - 2008/09/21 - 22:00:00 (ET) Dear seednoir, You finished the tournament in 237th place.A $0.82 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

      i did few limit 0.02/0.04 tables too...

      new bankroll: 7.77$

      7 is a lucky number for me!!!

      I'll hit the tables one last time before going to sleep
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Ok the 0.02/0.04limit was kinda boring considering the 0.15/0.30limit i play on mansion. So i picked it up a lil. Went to 0.05/0.10limit. Made couple of hands, now i reach 10$....
      I chose to play limit for 2reason...
      1 I'm not using bankroll management since my roll is too small...
      2 I wasn't really successful with NL- sss back on Mansion, so i guess i must not take too much risks

      will keep you updated...

      Still waiting on Pokerstrategy points update to get my Elephant license. Then i'll post graphs
    • 1seednoir1
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      Well, I was on a bad session at Pokerstars and I didn't play much these few days. Because of a bad run at Mansion i went back to pokerstars to calm down there. i was at 3$26 when i started.

      I tried this one because i was on tilt. And i wanted to relax... since the buy in was micro-mini small

      PokerStars Tournament #111139125, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $0.10
      360 players
      Total Prize Pool: $36.00
      Tournament started - 2008/09/29 - 14:52:35 (ET)

      Dear seednoir,

      You finished the tournament in 18th place.
      A $0.40 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

      The I started this one when things went my way


      PokerStars Tournament #111140645, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $1.00/$0.20
      18 players
      Total Prize Pool: $18.00
      Tournament started - 2008/09/29 - 14:59:44 (ET)

      Dear seednoir,

      You finished the tournament in 2nd place.
      A $5.40 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

      well i wasn't disappointed after this one just because i lost most of my chips to quads.... My top pair turn to a full, head-up!!!

      Because i didn't want to play another Sng just after... I sat at a 0.5/0.10limit table with 2$ and left with 5.77$

      Now the Bankroll is at 11.53$... I promess to never go down 10$ again ;)

      PS: I lost my bankroll because i was playing at the BOD(15k tournament but was stacked for that) and at the same time I was playing two 0.5/0.10limit where the cards didn't go my way. A dry flop with not enough concentration in the game dig a hole in the bankroll. I also played a 1$ tournament to practice for the Bod :( ... of course i played too loose. If i remember I also lost 1$ in the qualifier for the Sunday 100k.
      I won't make those mistakes in the near future except for having a nice enough bankroll to risk it.

      See you soon for another update
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      ...
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      let me guess u went under $10?
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Well not really... I was on my way to hit BIG money but My set on flop(777 my favorite) fall against a donk who hit runner runner straight with his 10.


      PokerStars Tournament #110967101, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20
      1506 players
      Total Prize Pool: $3012.00
      Tournament started - 2008/09/30 - 21:15:00 (ET)

      Dear seednoir,

      You finished the tournament in 71st place.
      A $7.54 award has been credited to your Real Money account.


      I was on my way to top 18... already dodge many lucky plays but that one was the must.... I played aggressively tough... even went all-in on turn... he just didn't believe me. What a donk!!!!

      new bankroll: 16.36$...
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      20$ n something.....

      Well the 1$ Sng's is still going. I have to say i'm really getting used to it. I'll upgrade to 2$ SnG when i hit 30 or 35$. which mean, I have to win 2 Sng in a row.

      Actually i noticed that that i often finish at 2nd place. It's because i mostly make some mistakes head-up. Well from now on that will be my next challange; never crash at 2nd place unless i'm very low in chips going at that stage. Even tough i have to win the Sng.

      PS: i allow myself not to stick to the bankroll management between 1$ and 2$ Sng just because the game is not really different between them 2. The other reason is that i mostly play 2$ to 5$ Sng at Mansion, so there won't be much surprises. I know i'm taking a risk if facing a downswing but I'll close that gap by playing more seriously (tight and secure). ;)


      PokerStars Tournament #112009112, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $1.00/$0.20
      18 players
      Total Prize Pool: $18.00
      Tournament started - 2008/10/04 - 00:12:18 (ET)

      Dear seednoir,

      You finished the tournament in 2nd place.
      A $5.40 award has been credited to your Real Money account.



      PokerStars Tournament #112193742, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $1.00/$0.20
      27 players
      Total Prize Pool: $27.00
      Tournament started - 2008/10/04 - 23:29:33 (ET)

      Dear seednoir,

      You finished the tournament in 2nd place.
      A $7.20 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Actually, since I got the 4.79$ from the BOD i cashed, I'll use 5.5$buy-in in today's BOD (October 5th). I know it's totally not part of the plan but i really wanna compete in that fun contest :P
    • 1seednoir1
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      Things didn't went like I planned it. I didn't play the BOD that week because I was really tired from lack of sleep. The next days fallowing that BOD i really do put the my bankroll in danger. I wasn't at 100% (only 30%) and I played some 0.10/0.20FL i Also played into some tournaments worth 2$. Before I know it I was at 10$. At the past BOD, I decided to raise enough money to play at it without being broke if I get busted. 3h before the start of the tournament I sat at a 0.25/0.5FL. Pressure pushed me to play bad hands and to fold the worth playing ones. I was forced to stop when I was on my last 5.6$ in a middle of a session. Fortunately Soy decided to stack me for the BOD. I played my A game with the pressure of making the best outta that last change. The results was cool. I placed 130th worth 32.something$. sending 16$back left me with 16$ plus my 5$. I was 21.9$ again... but with a big ouffff.
      At the same time I was doing my best to master the FL at Mansion. Facing a downswing lately makes me stop playing there. Since I couldn't completely stop playing, I went back to Pokerstars with, I have to say, some solid knowledge about the FL SHC-fullring. Tried the 0.10/0.2FL for few minutes and find out about how looose that limit was. No way I could apply the SHC there. Then I went up the limits to 0.25/0.5FL. This time was a success since I turned 20$ to 50$ in 1hour total. Took a MTT break. Which mean I then stopped cash games to register for a 2$ MTT.

      PokerStars Tournament #113517556,
      No Limit Hold'em Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20
      3780 players Total Prize Pool: $7560.00
      Tournament started - 2008/10/15 - 13:40:00 (ET)
      Dear seednoir,
      You finished the tournament in 94th place.
      A $10.59 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

      New bankroll----> 58$

      this is the BOD:

      PokerStars Tournament #112085957,
      No Limit Hold'em Buy-In: $5.00/$0.50
      4950 players Total Prize Pool: $24750.00
      Tournament started - 2008/10/12 - 13:00:00 (ET)
      Dear seednoir,
      You finished the tournament in 130th place.
      A $32.17 award has been credited to your Real Money account

      Right now i'm trying my luck in the 2.75$ tournament(5k garanteed). If things go well I'll let you know.
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      you should have noticed that I play less Sng... It's just that I'm kinda tired of it.

      I have noticed that people don't really care about me trying to climb mountains. Maybe if I get to the top people will pay more attention :P
      It's sure not the kindof story where I get a BIG bankroll just like that. To me it's a everyday life style. Trying to make something outta nothing without having good fortune knocking to your door. A world where Santa Claus don't exist! :O

      Later for some updates
    • gggeorgio
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      Just because people don't post doesn't mean they're not reading/not interested ;) imo writing a blog is a great exercise for self improvement so do it for yourself!

      GL with your goals :)
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Originally posted by gggeorgio
      Just because people don't post doesn't mean they're not reading/not interested ;) imo writing a blog is a great exercise for self improvement so do it for yourself!

      GL with your goals :)
      Thank you!!! I guess you're right... now I have to give people something interesting to read... hehehe :)
    • 1seednoir1
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      Woooohoooo... I was at 4500chips when made the last post... Now i just finish the tournament. My bankroll now is a 3digit numberrrrrr :diamond: :club: :D :) ;) :tongue: :P :spade: :heart:




      Now I'm sooo sleepy :O :O :O . Tomorrow I'll tell the story of this one :D :D :D

      NEW BANKROLL -----> 175.7$

      I was at 20$ this morning!!!
    • 1seednoir1
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      This was the sickest tournament I've ever been. from 3800players I managed to make it to top 9. I was already tired getting in that tournament. Played a 3h tournament minutes earlier. But Luck started to knock at the door as I bust a guy with A10... with a 10high on board. I went all in and he called with QQ... and 10 came again on river. I was already exhausted. So I took a 10mn break to enjoy a cigarette and take some fresh air. I came back in force. AA QQ KK was raining all over. I was busting people JUst like that!!! It was funny how I didn't receive one bad beat all along. I even beat a guy with AA. He re-raise my bet while I was holding QJ :diamond: . flopped a straight and a flush draw with K9 :diamond: 5 :diamond: . I bet and he pushed all in. I obviously called since I was pot committed. He flipped AA and 10 hit the river. Yeah lucky 10. It was a set of 10 that doubled me up so I can make it to the final table also. Unfortunately at top 15 i was soo tired, I started to make bad moves, I also tried a useless bluff X( . Actually I tried to bluff this one caller station :( . Whatever I'm happy I made it to my first final table. But this morning I felt like I could have had a much better result by making an easy top 5 If I was focused enough. Well this is past now. And the quest is just starting. So I'm looking forward to give some sweet updates anytime soon!!!
    • timukasr
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      Nice one seednoir, see you at final table of BOTD :D
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Originally posted by timukasr
      Nice one seednoir, see you at final table of BOTD :D
      I bet you don't wanna try me :P . I'm hot right now!!!!
      I'm right now getting hot in another 5K tournament 5$ entry at Pokerstars!!!
    • 1seednoir1
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      Bad day soo far... Lost 25$... going to 30$... I played two 5$tournaments and been experiencing bad beats at 0.25/0.5FL... I guess I'll stop if it went to -30$. Woow Maybe after a break I'll have my mind straight

      bankroll --->140$ something :(
    • jmackenzie
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      dont forget yesterday you had $20 :P so i wouldnt be too worried just yet. Also i wouldnt play $5 tournies, thats like less than 30 stacks for mtt you need 75+ really for a decent chance to build your roll gl anyways.
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Originally posted by jmackenzie
      dont forget yesterday you had $20 :P so i wouldnt be too worried just yet. Also i wouldnt play $5 tournies, thats like less than 30 stacks for mtt you need 75+ really for a decent chance to build your roll gl anyways.
      You're totally right!!! Many times I put my bankroll in danger playing tournaments that are way far from BRM. from now I'll stick to 2$ MTT's for a while.
      Between I won a 16$pot at 0.25/0.50FL FR. Lost couple of $ there but the table heat up. I flopped a straight with Q10 and people kept 4betting it till the river. 16.7$~ 17$ is 34BB :) :D . I've been pushed on a Ev+ in one hand... wooohooo!

      Bankroll ---> 158.5$+ a registration in a 3$+R tournament(40K guaranteed)

      PS: That will be the last registration in a MTT outta BRM (except for the 5$ weekly BOD if I'm not already stacked).