Starting a blog for Discipline

    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      Hello all. I have decided to start a blog. I have been playing poker about 3 years or even more but i wasnt serious player (in the first year I have lost about 2000$). I played on my own strategy, experimented different poker games (NL, FL, MTT, SNG) and many times i went tilt. Only my third year in poker was profitable - at last i learned something and have won about 3000$. I made a cash out and bought new good 24 inch monitor, very fast and strong PC and a Power multistation for housefit. For the statistics i used Elephant but i didnt like it and i think i will buy and use Holdem manager Pro. Right now i dont have a comfort bankroll but i want to see if i can increase it from low sum. If i have difficulties i will make a deposit. I play mostly SSS. I play on Pokerstars ( dont know why ;) and on one room that is not connected with PS so i wont mention it.
      So i will start from Nl25 SSS with 120$ bankroll. Its really extreme management. Good luck to me and to you :)
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    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Good luck mbrut, you do yourself a great favour creating this blog for your discipline!

      Cheers & Wealth,
      Gerv
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Hope to read more from you. Try to update after every session so you can beat Gerv's "Posts Per Day" score ;)
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      Good luck, hopefully you can become a winning player :)

      But I wouldn't think like "if I lose I'll deposit", if you want to become succesful in poker you have to put time and effort in it, especially in SSS it's hard to learn by playing, you need to master a lot of theory before you can become a winner at higher stakes.
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      First readers :) nice thanks for comments.
      Btw can someone help me with Holdem manager? I cant make HUD show stats on pokerstars so i play with Elephant atm, ok today i have played about 1200 hands and have -15$ well i played about 6-9 tables and think i was a bit unlucky. For example KK came 4 times and have -16bb/100. JJ came 9 times and have -25bb/100. opponents very often hit lucky 2 outs on river with runner runner flush or gutshot. As you see its downswing :D One good thing - i cleared 500 points more and ordered Knit Beanie and i am happy with my new PC - it is fast as locomotive :) so i can play 9-12 tables absolutly without laggs and run every programm i would like to start.
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      damn it lost 27$ already.
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      bb/100 -9.5
    • Grimzor
      Grimzor
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 421
      Originally posted by mbrut
      damn it lost 27$ already.
      wait... wat?! 800$ is small sum for you. 27$ shouldnt be even worth a post, right? huh.. ?(
    • stewart188
      stewart188
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      Joined: 17.09.2008 Posts: 9
      Whats your name on pokerstars so i can play with u ?
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      2080 hands -24$

      stewart188m i prefer not giving my nicknames

      Update

      2200 hands -14$
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      2370 hands finally +5 $ total bakroll 125$
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      3650 hands total winning since start +29$
      bankroll 149$

      7.6 Vpip 6.4 pfr Orl 10
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      3940 hands total winnings +43$
      Today i got terrible bad beat with AA - two players went all in i shove, one opponent showed KK, other one QQ and hi hitted Q. That really hurts. Then got some suckouts with AK vs crap like KT, QJ. So i think i still have downswing so far.
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      5244 hands total winnings +62$
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Nice work mbrut. Keep it up, study the articles visit the coachings etc. You know the drill :) Do you have a graphilating program? Might be nice to see your profits in line on two axes form if you catch my drift.
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      DaPhunk, i really dont visit coaching, dont have time for that but i watched videos and read articles, considering the graphs i dont know how to put images on here :( besides i still dont understand how the graphs can help improve game.
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      5950 hands profit +90$ bankroll 210$

      Well i am really tired of limpers with JJ-AA and AK i suffer from them a lot when i raise with 77-TT and KQ, AJ and AQ. For example. 4 limpers i am late position and get a hand like AJs i make a big raise 4 bb+ 1 fbb for every limper and suddenly one limper re raise all in. What i have to do? My remaining stack too small for fold so the rule of 2.5 works and i call he shows a slowplayed moster..... Dont know how to play vs such players.
      Thats really sick for SSS
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      Hehehe today was a bad day for AA. -29 bb with them. So sick.

      7340 hands +110$

      I dont know how i win with such bad beats with AA.
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Good to see you're still going up. It's not all about AA because thats just a small % of the hands you play. (right?)

      AA is 80% favourite preflop right, so even if you lose quite a few of them to badbeats you're likely to still be winning 50+% of hands where you get them.

      I remember losing 5 preflop all-ins with AA in a row. Then i realised i'd won many more in a row before that. Only problem being i had just moved up a limit so it stung quite a bit ;)
    • mbrut
      mbrut
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      Joined: 01.03.2007 Posts: 1,830
      Well with bankroll 300$ i will go to Nl50. Current number of hands 8900.
      current winnings +113$ Today was a bad day for me i started -35$ and only after some effors could get the session to small +. My goal is to reach Nl200 by SSS and beat that limit, after that may be move to SH and HU nl25-50.

      Bankroll management i will chose for the SSS limits:
      Nl50 - 300$
      Nl100 - 700$
      nl200 - 1500$
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