Rihard 2014-2016 with BrokeSoBroke

    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Hey guys! I am here to create another blog :facepalm: . (Yeah, this is like 4th attempt or something at blogging.) It not that I’m lazy to bring back the old ones or whatever, I just don’t want to be stuck in the past. My game has changed, I am changed, and therefore blog must be fresh for it. :)

      General idea
      Here I will focus mainly on poker, zoom poker. I’ve been zooming for a while with little success until I met Manu and booked some coaching sessions with him. He helped me with my game so much, that I could finally beat NL10 and gradually move to NL25.

      I was playing for a little while NL25 and I was starting get some results, but then due to some irl problems my mindset became poor and affected my game a lot. Therefore I wasn’t playing confident poker anymore. This lasted about for two weeks in December. However thanks to Christmas coaching promotion I struck with a chance to get free hour coaching from the one and only BrokesoBroke! During that hour he opened my eyes into new level of poker. I realized how much my game needs improvement. Since then I have become more confident about my game, and I try to play more “out of the box”, at least I am leaning towards it. I find this way of play to be more profitable and fun to play, instead of that GTO crap…

      Stakes
      I started playing on Stars zoom poker from the very nl2 bottom, 6-max of course. My initial deposit was just $11, and now I am playing NL25 and soon I will be moving to NL50.

      Why blog
      I will be blogging just to keep track of my progress, share some thoughts/hands/ideas. I don’t to set any rules of X posts, Y hands, Z hours for the blog. I want to keep it informal. The only goal I have for the year 2014, more of a resolution than a goal, is to reach SN by the end of the year. I don’t know whether I will or not, but that would be very nice achievement for me. Though, I won’t be focusing on it that much, I’ll just grind, work on my game, improve… repeat.

      I wish everyone Happy New Year!

      Regards,

      Rihard
  • 257 replies
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      [x] Following obv :f_cool:
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Joined: 08.09.2010 Posts: 2,038
      :megusta:
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      :megusta:
    • lelemalee
      lelemalee
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      Good Luck man! Crush them!
    • JCSeerup
      JCSeerup
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      Will follow.

      I recently switched from FR to 6-max and also looking to move up to 25NL, regular tables though, but I hope to pick up something from your blog. :)
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Joined: 08.09.2010 Posts: 2,038
      Fish gonna fish.

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $30.87 (123.5 bb)
      SB: $57.74 (231 bb)
      Hero (BB): $25.35 (101.4 bb)
      UTG: $25.49 (102 bb)
      MP: $142.93 (571.7 bb)
      CO: $29 (116 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: A:spade:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.50, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2, MP calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.10) T:spade: 4:club: 5:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, MP raises to $5, Hero raises to $7.50, MP calls $2.50

      Turn: ($19.10) A:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $18.25, Hero calls $15.85 and is all-in

      River: ($50.80) 2:club: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $50.80 pot ($2.00 rake)
      Final Board: T:spade: 4:club: 5:heart: A:club: 2:club:
      Hero showed A:heart: A:spade: and won $48.80 ($23.45 net)
      MP showed J:club: K:heart: and lost (-$25.35 net)
    • holmeboy
      holmeboy
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      Lol 570bb stack. They must have tilted a few guys!
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Joined: 08.09.2010 Posts: 2,038
      Do not raise flush draws against me. :f_cool:

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $142.37 (569.5 bb)
      BB: $26.60 (106.4 bb)
      UTG: $24.28 (97.1 bb)
      MP: $40.31 (161.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $29.69 (118.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 2:diamond: 2:club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BTN calls $0.75, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.85) J:spade: 4:spade: 4:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, BTN raises to $2.75, Hero raises to $5.75, BTN calls $3

      Turn: ($13.35) T:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.75, BTN calls $6.75

      River: ($26.85) 5:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $16.44 and is all-in, BTN folds

      Results: $26.85 pot ($1.21 rake)
      Final Board: J:spade: 4:spade: 4:diamond: T:club: 5:heart:
      BTN mucked and lost (-$13.25 net)
      Hero mucked 2:diamond: 2:club: and won $25.64 ($12.39 net)
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Joined: 08.09.2010 Posts: 2,038
      December as it is



      Well the last year as all fun learning new things, now it is time to make use of them and get to SN!
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Good luck! I might pop by here and there to see how you're doing.

      My 2 cents on your mindset issues: Learn and educate yourself on why you have different reactions and build solutions from there. Simply understanding why a problem occurs goes a long way to fixing it. Fix the cause, not the effect. :)
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Thanks Manu for you kind words and advice! :) Always appreciate your involvement.

      So guys, I decided to make somewhat quick update on how the year has started for me. The first 2 sessions weren't so great but then I turned things around, just because I can. :f_biggrin:



      The graph obviously is gonna get better and better every day/week/month. It's all about dedication. :f_grin:

      Now I can officially state that my BR allows me to take shots at NL50 which I will do somewhere later today! Then after a while I will post some sort of update how NL50 shot went, will post some graph and/or interesting hands.

      Grind hard,

      Rihard
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      Baller!

      Good luck with the shot, you'll need it. Because, y'know, no money in poker, everybody's solid :s_evil:
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Joined: 08.09.2010 Posts: 2,038
      Hello ladies and gentlemen!

      NL50
      I officially failed my shot at nl50. Ran very bad, whenever I picked up a hand they just hit sets versus me. :D Overall I think I played fine, though I had some hard time adjusting in some spots as I noticed some really light call downs, which confused the shit out of me. :f_confused:

      After my failed shot, my mindset malfunctioned a bit, but not really caused by poker tho... some IRL stuff. I didn't play for couple days, then logged back on PokerStars... played some sessions and in two days dropped quite a lot $$$ because I started playing poorly. But I am again turning thing around. :D

      NL25
      So I am back to NL25, I need couple more BI's again to make another shot at NL50. Today played couple nice sessions, finally starting to run better.



      Playing somewhat non-standard style is so fun, you make people do some weird shit. :D

      Hands

      Epic river :D

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $18.73 (74.9 bb)
      SB: $31.34 (125.4 bb)
      BB: $32.79 (131.2 bb)
      UTG: $115.73 (462.9 bb)
      MP: $60.49 (242 bb)
      Hero (CO): $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:diamond: A:heart:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2, 2 folds, BB raises to $5.25, MP folds, Hero calls $3.25

      Flop: ($11.35) K:heart: 5:diamond: K:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $4.25, BB calls $4.25

      Turn: ($19.85) 4:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $5.25, BB calls $5.25

      River: ($30.35) K:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $10.25 and is all-in, BB calls $10.25

      Results: $50.85 pot ($2 rake)
      Final Board: K:heart: 5:diamond: K:club: 4:club: K:spade:
      BB showed T:spade: T:diamond: and lost (-$25 net)
      Hero showed K:diamond: A:heart: and won $48.85 ($23.85 net)

      Well played sir.

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $51.11 (204.4 bb)
      SB: $25.64 (102.6 bb)
      Hero (BB): $26.38 (105.5 bb)
      UTG: $25.29 (101.2 bb)
      MP: $50.10 (200.4 bb)
      CO: $13.91 (55.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:heart: T:club:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.25, SB raises to $5.10, Hero raises to $8.25, SB raises to $25.64 and is all-in, Hero calls $17.39

      Flop: ($51.28) Q:spade: 5:heart: 5:diamond: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($51.28) 7:diamond: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($51.28) 6:diamond: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $51.28 pot ($2 rake)
      Final Board: Q:spade: 5:heart: 5:diamond: 7:diamond: 6:diamond:
      SB showed 3:heart: 3:club: and lost (-$25.64 net)
      Hero showed T:heart: T:club: and won $49.28 ($23.64 net)

      Month

      Volume isn't great because I missed couple days off grind because of some problems. But I will change all that around of course. :) End of the year, NL200 and SN.



      Grind hard,

      Rihard
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      SN, here I come! :s_biggrin:

    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Nice Rihard,

      Comfortably ahead of pace :)

      GL

      Laz
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Damn you're ahead of me. I've got some serious catching up to do :f_cool:
    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      2400 x 52 = 124800

    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Nice Rihard,

      Comfortably ahead of pace :)

      GL

      Laz
      Yeah, despite of lost days. :D Good that Stars have this Jumpstart promo this year. :f_biggrin:

      Originally posted by TinoLaan
      Damn you're ahead of me. I've got some serious catching up to do :f_cool:
      Obv, I'm the boss. :f_cool: Lightning speed. :s_grin:

      Rihard
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      [quote]Originally posted by ThatGuyMatt
      2400 x 52 = 124800

      [/quote]


      (2400 - 625) x 52 = 92300

      I need to increase some volume. :f_mad:

      *You have to take into account the Jumpstart promo that gave me free 625VPP's

      Regards

      Rihard

      EDIT: Or I have to transition to NL50 soon to get more VPP/hr :f_biggrin: . Then my volume shouldn't be a problem.