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    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Haven't played much today coz my bf came round, but just played a set n I went on a pretty cool heater after a few breakeven sets, just won 3 sng's in a row :D I think I played pretty well, trying to read my opponents better, n my HU play was good, I followed advice hlynkinn gave me by either folding or raising preflop HU. I just lost one sng on the bubble coz I hit top pair on my BB as a shortstack vs 2 pair, but winning 3/4 aint bad :D

      Fun Hand!

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00+$0.20 Tournament, 100/200 Blinds 25 Ante (3 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      SB (t3495)
      Hero (BB) (t7710)
      Button (t2295)

      Hero's M: 20.56

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 5
      1 fold, SB calls t100, Hero checks

      Flop: (t475) 4, 7, K (2 players)
      SB bets t400, Hero calls t400

      Turn: (t1275) 10 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: (t1275) A (2 players)
      SB bets t400, Hero raises to t7085 (All-In), SB calls t2470 (All-In)

      Total pot: t7015

      Results in white below:
      SB had 2, 4 (flush, Ace high).
      Hero had 6, 5 (flush, Ace high).
      Outcome: Hero won t7015



      Current BR $70.26
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Only played 1 set today but I did well, came 1st in 2 and 2nd in 2.

      Heres a hand I thought was pretty funny, firstly coz bigstack called my push with A3 lol.. n because shortstack also called, when he could have folded n if I lose the pot he places 1 higher. I would definitely fold if I was him.


      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00+$0.20 Tournament, 100/200 Blinds 25 Ante (3 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Hero (Button) (t2530)
      SB (t10525)
      BB (t445)

      Hero's M: 6.75

      Preflop: Hero is Button with 9, 9
      Hero raises to t2505 (All-In), SB calls t2405, BB calls t220 (All-In)

      Flop: (t5505) 4, 7, 5 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t5505) Q (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t5505) A (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t5505

      Results in white below:
      Hero had 9, 9 (one pair, nines).
      SB had A, 3 (one pair, Aces).
      BB had 10, J (high card, Ace).
      Outcome: SB won t5505


      I got pretty lucky on this resteal hand, makes up for some of time I lose with the best hand :)

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00+$0.20 Tournament, 50/100 Blinds (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      MP2 (t990)
      CO (t1925)
      Button (t1630)
      Hero (SB) (t2190)
      BB (t1665)
      UTG (t2220)
      UTG+1 (t1425)
      MP1 (t1455)

      Hero's M: 14.60

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, Q
      UTG raises to t300, 5 folds, Hero raises to t2190 (All-In), 1 fold, UTG calls t1890

      Flop: (t4480) 5, 9, Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (t4480) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t4480) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t4480

      They had AK.

      I won't be playing for a couple of weeks now coz I'm busy but hopefully my good luck, n skill will continue, just got to make sure I refresh my mind when I start playin again.

      Current BR $79.86
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Hi, I've got the chance to play now n gonna try play some MTT's. After withdrawing my BR on fulltilt, I received some rakeback so gonna give a shot at building a BR from that. I received $14.82, so I can't really follow good BRM on fulltilt and I'm gonna play $2.25 18 mans n see if I can get anywhere with that. I know this is my "stAArs Blog" but gotta try n keep up my silver status on here as my stars ID isn't tracked to pokerstrategy. Also gonna play a $1.20 mtt on stars n see how I do in that. Will update in a bit with my progress :)
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,613
      hehe.
      This is easily the most colorful blog I have seen.
      It feels so positive.

      I wouldn't worry about have 1 blog for stars and 1 blog for tilt.
      Just combine them and state what rolls and your progress for each site.

      Still on the topic of rolls.
      $2.25 18 man? How big is your roll for this?
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      lol :) i like colourful things! Ok I'm not following good bankrollmanagement on fulltilt but only got $14 BR so its not like I'm putting much at risk. I'm pretty good at 18 man's n the micro stakes are quite easy to beat so hopefully I can manage to build smthin from it.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Originally posted by p0kerQT
      lol :) i like colourful things! Ok I'm not following good bankrollmanagement on fulltilt but only got $14 BR so its not like I'm putting much at risk. I'm pretty good at 18 man's n the micro stakes are quite easy to beat so hopefully I can manage to build smthin from it.
      IMO no matter what your bankroll is you should always stick to BRM.
      Think of it this way, if you put $10 onto a site and every time you done that you played a $10 MTT/SnG and lost.
      You will loss a lot of money over the long run.

      Don't be afraid to play $1 buy-ins on fulltilt.
      You are playing $1 buy-ins on stars?

      If you wanted to could transfer all your money to one of the two software's but I think if your going to separate your bankroll, $1BI's would be your safest bet.
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      True I am bein a bit bad, but with $14 theres no BRM I can follow properly, although $1 sng's would be more sensible I guess. I'll do that after I finish playin the 1s I joined. *slaps my wrist*
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      hehe.
      good idea and of course Goodluck.

      Keep us updated.
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Not had very good progress today unfortunately. I played 2 18 man's on fulltilt n lost both, 1st one was just bad timing, I pushed AJ vs a limper in the SB n BB called with AQ doh! The other I became really short n my QJo push got called by A8. So my fulltilt BR is $10 now, not gonna play on there for a bit.

      In my mtt on stars I ran into KK with QQ n I was out! Then played a set of 4 $1.20's n managed to place ITM in only one, so overall not playin too great, but I get a bit rusty when I don't play for a bit so I'm sure things will start lookin up again soon :)

      ~*~*~*~*~*~


      Decided to play another set n my luck is so bad today


      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00+$0.20 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      BB (t5320)
      UTG (t1320)
      Hero (MP) (t1510)
      CO (t1590)
      Button (t1190)
      SB (t780)

      Hero's M: 20.13

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 4:diamond: , 4:club:
      1 fold, Hero calls t50, 1 fold, CO calls t50, 1 fold, SB raises to t100, BB calls t50, Hero calls t50, CO calls t50

      Flop: (t400) K:diamond: , 3:diamond: , 4:spade: (4 players)
      SB bets t50, BB calls t50, Hero raises to t400, 2 folds, BB calls t350

      Turn: (t1250) 7:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t1010 (All-In), BB calls t1010

      River: (t3270) 2:spade: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t3270

      BB had A:spade: , 3:spade: (flush, Ace high).
      Hero had 4:diamond: , 4:club: (three of a kind, fours).
      Outcome: BB won t3270

      He really thought his 3 was good??


      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00+$0.20 Tournament, 100/200 Blinds (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Button (t3990)
      SB (t1814)
      Hero (BB) (t1465)
      UTG (t1455)
      MP (t3408)
      CO (t1368)

      Hero's M: 4.88

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 6:heart: , 6:diamond:
      4 folds, SB calls t100, Hero raises to t1465 (All-In), SB calls t1265

      Flop: (t2930) Q:heart: , 4:diamond: , 8:spade: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (t2930) J:heart: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t2930) A:club: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t2930

      SB had A:spade: , 9:diamond: (one pair, Aces).
      Hero had 6:heart: , 6:diamond: (one pair, sixes).
      Outcome: SB won t2930

      Just when you think its safe!


      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00+$0.20 Tournament, 50/100 Blinds (5 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG (t4255)
      MP (t790)
      Button (t405)
      Hero (SB) (t1435)
      BB (t6615)

      Hero's M: 9.57

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:spade: , Q:diamond:
      3 folds, Hero raises to t300, BB raises to t6615 (All-In), Hero calls t1135 (All-In)

      Flop: (t2870) 7:club: , 9:club: , 4:diamond: (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t2870) 2:club: (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t2870) A:spade: (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t2870

      Hero had Q:spade: , Q:diamond: (one pair, Queens).
      BB had K:spade: , A:club: (one pair, Aces).
      Outcome: BB won t2870

      And rivered again.


      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00+$0.20 Tournament, 100/200 Blinds 25 Ante (3 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      BB (t5905)
      Hero (Button) (t3510)
      SB (t4085)

      Hero's M: 9.36

      Preflop: Hero is Button with A:spade: , K:spade:
      Hero raises to t600, 1 fold, BB calls t400

      Flop: (t1375) A:club: , J:diamond: , Q:club: (2 players)
      BB bets t500, Hero raises to t2885 (All-In), BB calls t2385

      Turn: (t7145) Q:heart: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t7145) 3:heart: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t7145

      Hero had A:spade: , K:spade: (two pair, Aces and Queens).
      BB had J:heart: , J:spade: (full house, Jacks over Queens).
      Outcome: BB won t7145

      Thought I might suckout a straight on the turn but she makes her full house.

      I guess these things happen, its poker.. kinda annoyin when I've been losin all day though. Thats just variance! I don't think I'm playin bad.

    • fun101rockets
      fun101rockets
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      Joined: 01.06.2008 Posts: 1,162
      Ill send u $10 on full tilt if you send me $10 on stars (so you can continue to get strategy points and I want to participate in the BOTD)
      Moderators: If this is not allowed please delete this post.
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Thx for the offer, but I'd rather have one sustainable BR. I'll figure out what to do with my $10 on fulltilt at some point. You can get stakes in the BOD by joining competitions on here. I'd like to play the BOD too but can't really!
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Joined: 27.05.2008 Posts: 1,068
      Originally posted by fun101rockets
      Ill send u $10 on full tilt if you send me $10 on stars (so you can continue to get strategy points and I want to participate in the BOTD)
      Moderators: If this is not allowed please delete this post.
      QT I'm sorry to hi-jack your blog. Fun101 Can you be on the IRC so we can discuss about it? I wanna start playing at FTP :) .

      QT I've been fallowing your blog. Just one thing, Can you post your bankroll progress. I mean telling us how much you have won or lost and how much you've got remaining. That help us readers to keep track of your progress ;)
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Originally posted by p0kerQT
      Thx for the offer, but I'd rather have one sustainable BR. I'll figure out what to do with my $10 on fulltilt at some point. You can get stakes in the BOD by joining competitions on here. I'd like to play the BOD too but can't really!
      If you want to play the BOD, you just ask for a Stack in the weekly post of The tournament. Soy always gives free stacks to those who ask nicely :)
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Thx 1seednoir1, I'll update my BR profit/losses after each sesh from now on. I'm goin to play for a bit now :D I havnt got pokertracker here, n playin on a laptop so just gonna play 2 tables without stats. I'll update with my progress in a bit.

      Also @ 1seednoir1 I read you play $2 sng's on stars? Don't think I've come across them, do u mean MTT's?

      Current BR since last update = $73.96 (-$5.90)
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Joined: 27.05.2008 Posts: 1,068
      I play Sng's but not much of them lately. I've also stopped playing MTT's but now i'm back in the action and will play a little more of them (2$ ones of course).
    • RockEye
      RockEye
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      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 416
      I am joining the "Good luck" team :D
      I am finding Party poker 1$ SNGs really easy. Try em if you want.

      Keep grinding.
    • p0kerQT
      p0kerQT
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      Arghhhhhhh I can't seem to beat the luckboxes/gamblers on the $1.20's. Getting a bit tired of them tbh, I never seem to have gotten anywhere playin sng's..

      I think I must be a bad player, I've read all the articles on sng about a million times n stick to it mostly. I guess I need to be more disciplined, n patient, it all seems so tedious tho when playin microstakes, at the end of the day though I have to beat the microstakes if I want to further my poker career unless I deposit but I don't want to risk losing.

      If I made a video at some point would anyone analyse it for me n let me know where my leaks are at. I do notice mistakes I make, but after I've made them when its too late..
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      You can try to write it down on a piece of paper... and read it before you start a session... or stick it at a place where you can see it. That's TribunCaesar who gave this advice to one of the PS players

      edit: you also can join the IRC. Over there people can watch you play and discuss your hands in the middle of the action :)
    • LuborC
      LuborC
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      Joined: 20.04.2008 Posts: 1,243
      Hey PokerQT!

      I can totaly uderstand how you feel, the lowest limit SNGs just make no sense sometimes.. People playing just based on feeling with no strategy or anything calling you names when you play push or fold later on in a tournament.. It takes nearly forever to make enough money to be able to move up but you will get there!

      I could also take a look at your video if you want me to. I'm no pro and I only grind the 6$ SNG ATM after withdrawing most of my BR but I think we both might learn a thing or two by discussing your play.. Just let me know in this thread if you're interested..

      Good luck and show those fishes some good strategy!!
    • 1seednoir1
      1seednoir1
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      Updates???
      Didn't hear from you since a while...