[NL50/100 SH] LifeStyle: Road to NL1k

    • scrazy
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      Hello,

      I'm a graduate computer scientist, who is starting to live from poker. So i moved back to my home town, and learning/playing while i get a great a bankroll.
      I played more than 3years poker, but the last year i improved a lot. So now i play NL50 zoom, and normal games up to NL100. I have a blog on the hungarian forums NL50/100 SH LifeStyle.

      My challenge for the next 2 months is getting to Supernova. I need 60k VPPs in 2 months, so i have to play a lot. Last month i played 150k+ hands.

      So here is my side challenge: I will play 200k hand this month on NL50 and if i have the BR for NL100 zoom i go up, just 4tabling. This means around 6-7 hour of play every day.
      I have a rule, i don't look at the results only on 15th of November and i decide if i can go up to NL100. If i go up, i have to track the results, so i can step down if needed :)

      Today i'm around 7k hands, 1 session left.

      GL HF ya all!
  • 47 replies
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Welcome to EN scrazy and good luck in your marathon!

      200k hands is a lot but I'm sure you can add 50k more from last month!

      All the best and look forward to your updates.

      Gary
    • scrazy
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      So here's my basic schedule for this month:

      9:00 - 10:00 Warmup session
      10:15 - 11:15 Session1
      11:30 - 12:30 Session2
      13:00 - 14:00 Session3
      14:00-->analyse
      relax
      17:30 - 18:30 Session4
      18:45 - 19:45 Session5
      20:00 - 21:00 Session6
      21:30 - 22:30 Session7
      22:30-->analyse
    • Ndy69
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      if u play 50NL 4 table of ZooM and soon you will add 100NL ,it should be piece of cake to make 60kVpp's.
      Gl with your challenge :s_biggrin:
    • scrazy
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      TY Andytzu24 ;)

      I'm playing a lot :D (i really enjoy it) i will post some proof of volume in the next week. Monthly graph only after 15th :)
    • mesisification
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      Seems interesting challenge! NL50/NL100 are the stakes I would like to play as soon as possible, playing NL25 at the moment. Good luck! :)
    • scrazy
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      Today i'm playing a bunch of MTT's :) But tomorrow going forward with the challenge. Around 15k hands played this month.
    • pleno1
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      Hey how did mtts go? :)
    • scrazy
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      Hello :D

      I registered around 30+ MTTs yesterday. In the morning in my city they took the current for around 5hours...so i just get busted on those MTTs.

      In the afternoon i think i played well. Tried to play a lot of postflop with these guys, but when it came to AIs variance wasn't with me ;) (so like AA < 88 150bb, and so on)
      Total profit: -220$.

      I think its ok. I can't control the cards (really can't? WTF? :P ), and ofc i'm a beginner in MTTs.
      So back to the schedule for the rest of the month!

      (Edit: Nice hand sir xD )
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Had a bad MTT day too so I feel your pain :(
    • scrazy
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      That's ok HollyMichelle, sorry for u2 having a bad day. But MTT is high variance (poker too :P ) so my thinking is just do it and be happy about your decisions or learn from your mistakes and it will be good :D

      I decided i will post here some quick handreviews of bigger pots in daily sessions. So you guys can comment on them, and i can review them if i want in a pretty nice and structured manner.

      Today i procrastinated a little...but from tomorrow i keep up the volume and stick to the schedule.
    • scrazy
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      1.hand

      Villain is a not to good reg, capable of slowplaying pre (esp in this situation with the short fish). So i decide to just x/f flop i can't really fold out too much combos here (he will not call with small PPs pre cause of the fish..., he maybe will float 2over+BDFD, or he got a pair which is never folding) After turn just go with the hand, i really dont want to x/c, so i think bet is the best option. River is a clear vbet against his range, i don't know if i can maybe use bigger size or its ok...

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $70.90
      SB:
      $26.07
      BB (Hero):
      $51.77
      MP2:
      $169.72
      MP3:
      $53.61
      CO:
      $17.68


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.50, CO calls $1.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $5.50, MP3 calls $4.00, CO folds.

      Flop: ($12.75) 5, 7, J (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: ($12.75) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.00, MP3 calls $6.00.

      River: ($24.75) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $10.00, MP3 calls $10.00.

      Final Pot: $44.75.
      Results follow:

      MP3 shows two pairs, kings and jacks(K K).
      Hero shows a flush, ace high(A K).

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high(A K).

      2.hand

      I think its an easy 3barrel with this hands on almost any runouts. He's range is capped after turn x/c to 77+, and some 66(3), 99(3), slowplayed AA/KK(50%->6) + i block AA, so maybe he can call profitably around 12 combos and foldout 77,88,TT,JJ,QQ(50%) -> 27 combos. I think my 3barrel range here is QQ+ + some FD's (AorKhigh). But on this river i don't really have any bluff :P Maybe i can spike in some 78s

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $50.00
      SB:
      $17.77
      BB:
      $51.54
      MP2:
      $51.89
      MP3:
      $28.22
      CO:
      $50.00


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, A.
      2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.25, 2 folds, CO calls $2.75.

      Flop: ($9.25) 3, 6, 3 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $5.00, CO calls $5.00.

      Turn: ($19.25) 9 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $10.00, CO calls $10.00.

      River: ($39.25) 4 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $30.75(All-In), CO folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $39.25.
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Yep, MTT variance is pretty sick. Would love to comment on your hands but I'm a complete cash game fish :D
    • scrazy
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      1. hand INTERESTING

      Sick hand :) Villain is x/r around 15%, but my assumption is that he's not x/r TP, so the turn is not so bad card for us? On the river i think he x's with his busted draws and i can bluff him off. Interesting x/push by him. I think i just can fold on the turn most of the time, cause of the sizeings (big flop, smaller turn...suspicious):)

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $67.67
      SB:
      $119.65
      BB:
      $68.27
      MP2:
      $50.00
      MP3:
      $65.16
      CO:
      $50.40


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, T.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, SB folds, BB calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($2.25) 9, 2, J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.50, BB raises to $5.50, Hero calls $4.00.

      Turn: ($13.25) J (2 players)
      BB bets $8.00, Hero calls $8.00.

      River: ($29.25) 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $14.00, BB raises to $53.77, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $43.25.

      2. hand

      This is just nice hand sir:P

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $14.91
      SB:
      $78.93
      BB:
      $49.50
      MP2 (Hero):
      $50.75
      MP3:
      $53.73
      CO:
      $50.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q, Q.
      Hero raises to $1.50, MP3 folds, CO raises to $4.00, 3 folds, Hero calls $2.50.

      Flop: ($8.75) 8, K, Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $5.00, Hero calls $5.00.

      Turn: ($18.75) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $13.50, Hero calls $13.50.

      River: ($45.75) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $27.50(All-In), Hero calls $27.50.

      Final Pot: $100.75.
      Results follow:

      CO shows a pair of eights(5 4).
      Hero shows a full-house, queens full of eights(Q Q).

      Hero wins with a full-house, queens full of eights(Q Q).
    • scrazy
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      I saw that i have to post proof of hands...so i just post a graph (till breaking my rule). I'm a little bit dissapointed with the volume, but nowadays i got some inner fire to improve my game, and can't stop watchin videos, reading books, analysing hands...so i just try to keep up with the volume(still 5-8 sessions a day), and improve my game when i feel like.




      So i'm just thinking about only 2tabling for a while / improve my game. Sadly then it will be a hard rush for supernova :P
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      You can reach those Supernova Stars!
    • scrazy
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      Yes, it will be great :) Thank you for the kind words.
      I think i feel a little bit of burnout...i just can't get up early as usually, and when i need to play a lot i just can't do it...:) (maybe cause i'm doing this 8+ hours a day for the last 40days...:D )
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Any update for us then scrazy?
    • scrazy
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      2013/11/09

      So i just rested a lot this week. Now i think, i feel more better :) I will try to fill out a spreadsheet like this everyday, so i can track how i waste time, what my weaknesses are, and to fight laziness maybe.

      I set up my other computer as a grinding station, cause there i have 2 monitors of 24 inch, and maybe i'm going to play little bit more normal games then zoom, its just more relaxing :)
      I found out, i should enjoy the process not just rush to my goals.

      Today results:

      Recovery (Sleep & Fun)
      I want this to be a total of max 9 hours/day.
      Night sleep 8 hours. Afternoon sleep 3 hours.
      Sleeping too much :P
      6/10

      Morning ritual
      -ToothBrush
      -Morning Yoga 7min
      -Some power exercises
      -Shower
      -Breakfast
      10/10

      Exercises
      -Handtand pushups: 3, 4
      -Core exercises(easy bridge): 30, 30
      8/10

      Food
      (for now i don't want to track each meal separate, just if i got 5meals a day or not)
      -How many meals?
      +++++, 5 meals so 10/10
      -Fruits?
      Today lot of fruits so 10/10 :)

      -Hydration?
      I try to drink every 1-2hour a glass of water. 10/10

      Poker

      1. Learning
      -Watched & noted videos:
      I just watched for fun some WCGRider SSNL to MSNL
      -Exercises:
      Sweat session with a friend.
      -RegAnalysis:NO
      -HandAnalysis:
      Analysed most of the hands from today sessions, mostly in head after session.

      2. Results

      Focus: 3/10
      Variance(negative-positive): 5/10, I run pretty ok.
      Game: B
      Profit: -80$

      (I got my graph in the other comp and i lazy to put it up...)
      I played somewhat bad today, just can't really focus...

      4. Other stuff

      My main strengths in poker:
      -I'm pretty good in handreading
      -I'm very good in math
      -I'm mostly try to be aware of my own ranges

      My main weaknesses in poker:
      -I loose focus really fast
      -Sometimes i find myself just clicking buttons without thinking
      -Acting too fast

      These are pretty big leaks...so i really need to do something about it.
      So how i should solve them? any ideas?

      -Firstly i try to use a mindfullness bell for focus(http://fungie.info/bell/).
      -Before every decision i make sure i wait at least 5 seconds (if my time bank lets it..)

      Other Tasks or Anything

      1. Today was the 1st round of Chess World Cup Champioship :) It was pretty interesting, but ended in a fast draw.
      http://chennai2013.fide.com/

      2. I have a 3month dog and i train with him every day. So today i did that too.
    • scrazy
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      2013/11/10

      I try to make some schedule too, but anyway i can't really stick to a schedule. As a basic principle i want to put the most hours
      from Friday - Monday every week, and Tuesday - Thursday i'm relaxing/learning more.

      Today results:

      Morning ritual
      -ToothBrush
      -Breakfast

      I was lazy for full morning ritual: 2/10

      Exercises
      Today is rest day, so no exercises.

      Food
      -How many meals?
      +++++, today 5 meals too so 10/10

      Recovery (Sleep & Fun)
      Night sleep 10 hours. Afternoon sleep 2hour. 5/10
      I watched some youtube channels for relaxing.
      Played some chess for relax too. :)

      Poker

      1. Learning
      -Videos: Watched some good videos today 10/10
      (Evolution of Poker mostly)
      -HandAnalysis: Analysed a lot of hands in notepad and with all the tools i have (Flopzilla, Cardrunners EV, Excel, Thinking, Friends :P )

      2. Results



      Focus: 7/10
      Variance: 5/10, still running pretty normal!
      Game: B, played mostly OK, with some minor mistakes.