Dippy is learning NL(first SSS)

    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      :spade: Hello everyone! :spade:


      I was pondering about NL holdem for quite some time and since it's the most popular variant of poker I always felt a need to learn more about it. I also plan to play live games in the future of my poker career so NL is a must anyway.

      But the problem till now was, that I didn't know how to start! For a while I thought that with my present BR I should just read about it and then start giving shots at NL50 BSS, since it seems like a nice limit to start at. But, yes, there's a BUT, I was to chicken to do it, sooo I just dropped that idea.

      And what am I going to do now? Well my current plan is more of a spontaneous coincidence. I got one of those, PLEASE COME AND PLAY WITH US, 10$ bonuses from Party Poker a while back. So my first thought was GREAT, any good 10$ turneys running? :D But there weren't any so I just forgot about the bonus. BUT, yesterday I got a mail from Party that said something like IF YOU LIKE TO WIN HERE'S 20$ FOR YOU TO PLAY WITH. And again I said, GREAT, any good 20$ turneys running :D ? But there weren't any. But then I saw that I got ANOTHER 15$ bonus!!! Yay, any good 45$ turneys running :D :D :D he he.

      Then when I thought about it a bit(there weren't any 45$ turneys :D ), I got the idea that with 45$ I could actually start playing SSS on NL10, and that's exactly what I did :)

      Now, I'm still going to play my regular FL game, but aside from that I'll be learning NL on Party from the bottom up! And that is why I'm writing this. In this thread I'll keep track of my progress, post stats and results after every session and give my self a few goals. Now I'm maybe a bit to lazy to post hand, so I'll maybe just shoot some vids.

      Now don't expect to much, I will stop if I get my bonuses(current BR) taken away or if I go BUSTO!!! :D But anyway if I'll be successful and manage to get good at NL I'll be really happy. Also one more thing, the progress might be pretty slow, since this is only a side project.

      AND FOR THE START:
      Like I said, I'll start at NL10. I'll play totally basic by the book SSS till NL50, then I'll start adding steals and what ever else there is. I did play SSS at the beginning so I know the basics, but I'll have a look at the articles today anyway.

      I won't actually list any goals, but for now my "goal" is to reach NL100 with SSS and then start playing BSS on NL50 with a decent BR.

      AND FOR THE END:
      I think that's about it, I'll probably have my second(first one was yesterday) session today and I'll post stuff again tomorrow. I still have to get Elephant up and running again so I can post stats and stuff.

      Wish me luck!

      BR: 45.89$
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    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      GL.
      Seems to me you have a problem with BRM when learning new games because u have earnt so much through FL, :D

      Good to see you have come to the conclusion of starting from the bottom even though you could play a much higher limit.

      Wish you the best with your new found love, hehe.
    • timukasr
      timukasr
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      Yeah GL and prepare to take gazillion beats.
    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      Originally posted by timukasr
      Yeah GL and prepare to take gazillion beats.
      Hey, I've been playing FL SH, do you even realize the swings there, I'M READY FOR ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      UPDATE


      So I'm doing ok, played a bit last night. There is some bad news dough :( 10$ have already been take from my account becouse I didn't collect enough points. But I'm going to play some every evening, so I think I'll be able to keep the rest.

      So here's my BR, graph and stats:

      BR: 39.21$





      Comment's welcome :)
    • xylere
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      Hey,

      couple of suggestions:

      1) i dunno what your bankroll is, but if you have around $1k, I suggest you to stay on NL 10 only till you master the basics (learning articles by heart :) ) and practice multitabling (at least 10 tables)

      depending on how lucky you are, it may take up to 50k hands to climb a limit
      so it makes sense to skip couple)

      2) party is an awful place to start (at least it was last time I checked)). there are simply way to many low stakes ssers, which makes it less profitable for you

      think about pokerroom (ongame), with 1000$ deposit bonus and less ss crowded low-mid stakes, you will climb 50-100 way faster

      3) try to play more) i would recommend to try playing at least 3k hands per day
      you really need to play a lot, if you want to build a bankroll with sss

      4) think twice)) sss is quite profitable if played right, but not very exciting) basically its long hours of work with a low level of enjoyment) certainly requires a high amount of discipline to follow)
      SnG's might be more exciting way to introduce yourself to No limit holdem)
      The other option is NL BSS) there are NL 10 sh tables everywhere now)
      NL 10 FR and Hasenbraten free public coachings will do the job as well)

      your stats are good and standard

      good luck
    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      Hello xylere!

      Thanks for your comments.

      1) I' can't fit more than 9 tables on my screen, but I'm going to buy a bigger one soon :)

      2) Agreed. But coincidence has it that I just started there :D and precise, most of these SSSers are big fish with no patience. Btw, I'm playing FL on PokerRoom atm and I'm going to get the 1K$ bonus within 4 days max :D

      3) It's only a side project and I need the money from my FL games, since it's my only income, so I don't really think that playing more SSS is an option :(

      4) I already usually play some SnGs, but just as practice for turneys. I'm not really looking for excitement, just a nice way to learn NL steadily and kind off take a break from FL from time to time, since basic SSS isn't really mentally exhausting or anything.

      I might think about adding some money into it if it goes okey later so I can climb faster, that is a good idea, but I'll first see how this goes :)
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Your doing good, keep it up mate!
    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      UPDATE


      I haven't posted fro a while, why? Because I was pretty busy with everyday life(still am), but I decided to take a moment to update this little "project" of mine.

      So I got a new screen(22") and now I can play more tables, yay! I started playing 12 at a time now. I would play more, but for some reason PartyPlanner doesn't work and the integrated table manager doesn't want to remember that the tables ware on the other screen :( So basically I have to do everything manually which is really hard to do while playing^^

      Now there's another problem. My 20$ bonus expires today, but I think that if I play a decent amount of hands today I can still clear it :) Also I decided that I'm going to invest ~50$ after a while to help me move up(that is if I stop running bad at FL anytime soon^^)

      After that I'm also going to have a look at the more "advance" SSS articles and try to use them.

      And for the end, here's my progress, graph and stats so far:

      BR:46.59$

      Graph:


      Stats:
    • opal99
      opal99
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      I'm sorry for not affirmative reply, but I don't understand the reasons to do that..
      Really, if you want to try SSS, go for that, deposit some money, start on NL25 and play it all the time! Take a break from FL SH if you think you need it, but mixing them up is something I don't understand. ?(

      I didn't want to post this before, but I had to after I had seen this:
      My 20$ bonus expires today, but I think that if I play a decent amount of hands today I can still clear it


      lol; if it's because of money, go back to where you can earn them (5-10 BB), but don't waste your time to get $20 ;) It can be interesting for someone who just started with online poker, but you have 60x bigger BR.. Seriously, deposit some money, focus 100% just on this and learn (and learn and learn...).

      We both know you can be successful with whatever you choose, but you should stick to only one game at the time.

      btw: I'll learn SSS and then NL SH in few months too, but I'll take break from FL during that.. That's just my point of view, so don't blame me too much ;)
    • Dippy19
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      I think you missed the point a bit. I want to learn NL and I'm starting from the beginning. Maybe NL10 is a bit low, that's why I decided to put some more money into it.

      And about mixing. I don't really see a problem. For some ppl it might be, but I think I'm capable of completely separating multiple strategys. After all I have been playing and learning about FL and SnG/turneys all at the same time and playing SSS and FL in the same day doesn't really affect how I play them.

      About that 20$ remark of mine, yeah it's funny :D But I don't like moving money around that much(time, laziness etc.) so the easiest way for me would be just to keep it :)

      PS: If I'd concentrate just on NL I wouldn't get enough money for everyday stuff, so that's a no go.
    • xylere
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      for introduction it doesn't really matter what to play nl 10 or 50)
      the question is what are you trying to introduce yourself to?) Basic sss is a great introduction for complete n00bs in poker) I really don't think you have much to learn there... except for preflop equity maybe)

      Go for micro stakes sh if you want to learn smthing)
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Equity should be something that every FL players has a good feeling about ;)

      Just keep on playing FL ^^
    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      Geez ok I get what you're saying, I'll start with BSS. But wouldn't it be better to start with FR?

      Yoghi: I am sticking with FL, I just want to learn NL so I could maybe play a live game in a casino and to get some varsity. FL is really discriminated^^
    • xylere
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      But wouldn't it be better to start with FR?


      why?) unless you like full ring games)
    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      Originally posted by xylere
      But wouldn't it be better to start with FR?


      why?) unless you like full ring games)
      Don't know, ppl just usually start with FR :D