Keep it simple

    • wesly21
      wesly21
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      Joined: 18.04.2011 Posts: 104
      Hi!

      Lately my activity on PokerStrategy have dropped due to the fact that I moved to PokerStars and lost my status. So this is my way to stay in touch ;) .
      I will use this blog to track my progress, motivate myself and hopefully some of you guys.
      Will try not to be boring and record some first time achievement (which I think are cool).
      I play Zoom NL 25 and my current level of ability is to play 3 table.
      My monthly goal is to reach platinum status on PokerStars and long term goal is move up in stakes (pretty vague :facepalm:) .
      So enough for now.

      BTW my name is Luka and I am from Croatia :coolface: .
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    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,174
      Hey Luka,

      Welcome to the blogs. :)

      A lot of people find starting their own blog helps motivate them and also allows them to go back and reminisce.

      GL with yours

      Laz
    • pelbonek
      pelbonek
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      Joined: 16.02.2011 Posts: 241
      GL! Cant wait for the next update
    • wesly21
      wesly21
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.04.2011 Posts: 104
      Thanks guys!

      Played 4k hands today, made few mistake (maybe little more than a few if someone review it :D ).

      Got a new challenge for myself. Will post a desktop picture when manage to win 100 $ on every table I play.

      Play of the day: Dealt to hero AA
      UTG raise 3BB, Hero Fold :facepalm:


      And have a funny hand. On flop villain chat me and said he have KQ and I replay KK. Turn bring A which is kinda action killer so delayed bet for river. Work well :)

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $29.31 (117.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $51.57 (206.3 bb)
      BB: $27.98 (111.9 bb)
      UTG: $14.45 (57.8 bb)
      MP: $24.90 (99.6 bb)
      CO: $12.50 (50 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BB raises to $2.25, Hero raises to $5.30, BB calls $3.05

      Flop: ($10.60) 4 K K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Turn: ($10.60) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      River: ($10.60) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.10, BB calls $6.10

      Results: $22.80 pot ($1.03 rake)
      Final Board: 4 K K A 8
      Hero showed K K and won $21.77 ($10.37 net)
      BB mucked Q Q and lost (-$11.40 net)
    • wesly21
      wesly21
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      Joined: 18.04.2011 Posts: 104
      Decided to add one tournament to keep me grinding (Big $11).

      And hope Patrik (Pleno1) will play NL25 so I can maybe watch it later.

      So if there will be voting for limit you now what to do :coolface:
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,135
      Hey Luka

      hows the grind?
    • wesly21
      wesly21
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      Joined: 18.04.2011 Posts: 104
      Hi Legand73 and thanks for the interest!

      Positive thing is that I'm on schedule to reach platinum status.
      Bad thing is that my bankroll is little short due to small downswing and probably bad play.

      Hope I will manage to stay on NL25 till the end of the month and than make small analyse of my play (post graph,stats ect.) and goals for January.

      See you guys at the table and wish you good luck ;) .
    • seacat22
      seacat22
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      Joined: 10.08.2013 Posts: 275
      gl
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi Luka I've only just found your blog, I will try to keep up!

      I play nl25 as well but only since recently and I'm still bad at it yet. However, even if it does keep the variance a bit lower, I don't often fold AA preflop, so well played there! :D

      Look forward to some nice upward graphs. :)

      Run good,

      Mal.
    • zghrv
      zghrv
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      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 400
      Good luck

      Pozdrav iz Zagreba
    • wesly21
      wesly21
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      Joined: 18.04.2011 Posts: 104
      Happy New Year to all Pokerstrategy members and staff!!
      May all of your goal in poker and life come true or to be realistic some of them :coolface: .

      And now few words about blog.
      Unfortunately i didn't made platinum on Stars.
      Due to some bad play and probably little downswing my bankroll got short and I took easy way out by not playing last week.
      I ordered Mental Game of Poker 2 and hoping to plug some big leaks in that area of poker.

      Will start with building mine bankroll and mindset from NL10.

      Next post will be about yearly, monthly and weekly poker goals.

      Gl at tables and see you there :D !!
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,135
      Hey Luka

      Hard luck with reaching platinum star. Hope this year is a great year for you. Let me know if you enjoy 'Mental game of poker 2'. I've read the first one and quite enjoyed it and plan on moving on to the second one when i've learned all i can from the first.
    • wesly21
      wesly21
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      Joined: 18.04.2011 Posts: 104
      So one month has passed and I'm still stuck at NL10. :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:
      Thought that NL10 will be piece of cake but lesson is learned.

      Anyway here is the graph;



      And the positive things in this month are related to Jared Tendler.
      I have read TMGOP1 & TMGOP2 and done some client questionare.
      Learned few things about myself and started with little improvement over tilt control, focus ect. Now I have worm up and cool down after almost every session. Don't wanna go to deep into that stuff so.. ;)

      Goal for this month is to play 100 hours.

      Will post updates every monday, starting 10.02.


      Cheers :D