From 0 to Hero

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    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey Roman,

      Wow. That is an epic post. :)

      I think the game might have been called 'The Governor of Poker'. So is your bro still crushing better than you? :P

      You've got me worried now. My next limit jump is to $3.50 45 mans so maybe we'll come across each other soon.

      I'm sure once you can prove that you and your bro can make a steady income from poker, your parents will accept it. Like all parents they want the best opportunities in life for their children.

      Happy Grinding

      Laz
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Nice first post Roman,

      Very interesting story, looking forward to read about your poker career together with your family updates.

      I agree with Lazza, you will need to convince your family that you are crushing and not gambling :) In order to do that don't forget to study hard and improve.

      Welcome to blogs and keep us updated sir,

      Frankie
    • muumionu
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      lol i think im one of the happy kids with badbad grades, i love to be happy and laugh though :f_love:

      gl to you!
    • Jumbleboy
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey Roman,

      Wow. That is an epic post. :)

      I think the game might have been called 'The Governor of Poker'. So is your bro still crushing better than you? :P

      You've got me worried now. My next limit jump is to $3.50 45 mans so maybe we'll come across each other soon.

      I'm sure once you can prove that you and your bro can make a steady income from poker, your parents will accept it. Like all parents they want the best opportunities in life for their children.

      Happy Grinding

      Laz
      Hi Laz,

      thx buddy.

      Yes, the game is called "The Governor of Poker". I still remember it's intro song and combinations table (there I first learned them).

      U probably wouldn't believe but I and my brother have different approach to the game even playing the same disipline. So, I think mine is better :P

      $3.5 45 players is the best SNGs in the world. Only 2-5 good regulars. Everyone else is too tight esp in 3-5 max. Gl on this limit.

      We got steady income from poker :) We need $200 + $50 for flat and $200 for food both. So just $225. Even in cash I can make it (nl10 SH is the best for it).

      So we lived 1 month just grinding and enjoying life. I felt myself free. But when parents knew that I quit uni they were very angry. Myb because they put up much money in the extra teachers or what, I don't know why. I just begged for half a year off and see how the things will go in poker, but they didn't accept it (BTW, my parents are musicians, so low incomed people)

      Happy Grinding u 2 ;)
    • Jumbleboy
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      Originally posted by FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Nice first post Roman,

      Very interesting story, looking forward to read about your poker career together with your family updates.

      I agree with Lazza, you will need to convince your family that you are crushing and not gambling :) In order to do that don't forget to study hard and improve.

      Welcome to blogs and keep us updated sir,

      Frankie
      Hi Frankie,

      thanks, I will update everything!

      I told them that this is sport + I got 2 investment project which 1 can feed and rent me the whole needed outcomes. But the answer is one: You need uni. You need paper.

      WTF? Microsoft and Google don't look on papers. They just need a professional in it's specialisation. Seriously, I'm tired of all of this.
    • Jumbleboy
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      Originally posted by muumionu
      lol i think im one of the happy kids with badbad grades, i love to be happy and laugh though :f_love:

      gl to you!
      yes u are :D

      thanks! gl to u 2!
    • Jumbleboy
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      Laz, did u played "Garvenor of Poker" 2?
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Roman,

      I did play it for a couple of weeks a few months ago and it was a lot of fun. Although I don't think it would make a good training tool. But I ended up with a nice hat. :f_biggrin:

      Regards

      Laz
    • Harrier88
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      Someone recently brought this game up in another thread. I also played it years before I even thought about giving online poker a try. Those were the days, when you didn't even notice that you're holding a flush and wonder why you won the showdown... :f_love:

      I'm actually surprised how many people around here have played this game.
    • Jumbleboy
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      Originally posted by Harrier88
      Someone recently brought this game up in another thread. I also played it years before I even thought about giving online poker a try. Those were the days, when you didn't even notice that you're holding a flush and wonder why you won the showdown... :f_love:

      I'm actually surprised how many people around here have played this game.
      from my friends in Ukraine - noone (except bro) :D

      Yes, game is too slow :) . I tried to play it once when I was playing SNGs in +.
      I lost every hand :D - tilt
    • Jumbleboy
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      Today was a very important day in my life. It was the decision which will show who I am and whom I want to be. I went with mum to uni (like in the 1st form in school) and then I said that even when I will countinue studies I will quit it again for sure. She was really unhappy with this decision and said that i;m a lier. Like I don't regret this because I lied in order to do what I want to do. This is Level bullshit... I thought I would knew their reaction to this fact. Got to say "Excuse me!" Now everything is calm and I got half year break (untill September). Truthly I don't want to return to uni :)

      In poker it was also important day, because I start new month and need to be in form.

      Graph:

      honestly it's something +90


      Game opinion:
      For the open season it's 8/10. Made a lot of bullshit. I got that problem with making correct decisions when I got 33 tables open even with hotkeys.

      Interesting hands:

      this one vs reg, like my 3bet-size on the flop

      Poker Stars, $3.19 Buy-in (600/1,200 blinds, 75 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 2 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): 30,127 (25.1 bb)
      BB: 37,373 (31.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 6 K
      Hero raises to 2,400, BB calls 1,200

      Flop: (4,950) 7 8 Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 1,800, BB raises to 3,600, Hero raises to 7,200, BB raises to 34,898 and is all-in, Hero calls 20,452 and is all-in

      Turn: (60,254) A (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: (60,254) 4 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: 60,254 pot
      Final Board: 7 8 Q A 4
      Hero showed 6 K and won 60,254 (30,127 net)
      BB showed K Q and lost (-30,127 net)

      this one was an experiment, BB - reg, MP3 - who cares :)

      Poker Stars, $3.19 Buy-in (800/1,600 blinds, 75 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: 7,127 (4.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): 14,936 (9.3 bb)
      BB: 11,645 (7.3 bb)
      MP1: 10,344 (6.5 bb)
      MP2: 15,967 (10 bb)
      MP3: 1,903 (1.2 bb)
      CO: 5,578 (3.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      2 folds, MP3 raises to 1,828 and is all-in, 2 folds, Hero calls 1,028, BB calls 228

      Flop: (6,009) J T 5 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      Hero checks, BB bets 9,742 and is all-in, Hero calls 9,742

      Turn: (25,493) A (3 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: (25,493) 6 (3 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: 25,493 pot
      Final Board: J T 5 A 6
      Hero showed K K and won 25,493 (13,848 net)
      BB showed 3 J and lost (-11,645 net)
      MP3 showed 3 3 and lost (-1,903 net)

      Also I counted that I make 58 VPPs/h which I think OK
    • Jumbleboy
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      today I put 4 hours in. Focused more on quality than quantity. I discovered that I should play more tables otherwise I'm tilting. This happens with 15 tables, so next session I will play minimum 24+

      Graph:


      Opinion:
      7. It was like ABC, but did many mistakes esp vs regs
    • Jumbleboy
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      stand up at 3 pm :D . My bro woke me up and proposed to go to billiard. I was too sleepy to wake up and go to it so I refused. Thanks God I didn't sleep again and made a session

      Graph:


      Opinoin:
      9/10 My game was perfect or the poker god just smile to me today, who nows. Really enjoyed todays HU matches. I think I'm very good at them.

      Interesting hands:

      this is the best hand of the month that I played. vs reg
      Poker Stars, $3.16 Buy-in (400/800 blinds, 50 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 3 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: 6,782 (8.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): 10,582 (13.2 bb)
      SB: 9,636 (12 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 4 3
      Hero raises to 1,600, SB calls 1,200, BB folds

      Flop: (4,150) 3 3 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets 1,200, SB calls 1,200

      Turn: (6,550) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: (6,550) K (2 players)
      SB bets 1,600, Hero raises to 3,200, SB raises to 6,786 and is all-in, Hero calls 3,586

      Results: 20,122 pot
      Final Board: 3 3 6 Q K
      Hero showed 4 3 and won 20,122 (10,486 net)
      SB showed A A and lost (-9,636 net)

      what would u do here? it's bubble. opp is fish

      Poker Stars, $3.19 Buy-in (300/600 blinds, 50 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: 5,502 (9.2 bb)
      SB: 19,375 (32.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): 14,075 (23.5 bb)
      UTG+2: 3,555 (5.9 bb)
      MP1: 4,459 (7.4 bb)
      MP2: 5,237 (8.7 bb)
      MP3: 8,086 (13.5 bb)
      CO: 7,211 (12 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 4 J
      6 folds, SB completes, Hero checks

      Flop: (1,600) 7 J 4 (2 players)
      SB bets 600, Hero raises to 1,800, SB calls 1,200

      Turn: (5,200) K (2 players)
      SB bets 16,925 and is all-in
    • Jumbleboy
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      2nd session of the day was not that effective. Although I'm really happy that I did it. So, in summary 7h I have put today in poker. Not bad, I need to take this rythm everyday.

      Also beat my record with number of active tables simultaneously


      Graph:


      Opinion:
      very very unlucky :D 10/10
    • Jumbleboy
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      Today put in 4 hours. Tried to install Table Ninja 2, did and it asked for license key. I wanted to use trial but it said that I have already done that... pity.

      the session went smoothly. I understand! Big influence on ur mood plays the music u hear, playing poker. Yesterday I played under club music and was like a fried potato after 2nd session. And today I played under lord of the rings soundtrackes, even after ending feeling so good that in 10 mins would do another session :) . Myb I just ran hot.

      Another argument in my side that I played 30 tables for 2 hours and it was so freaking hard to play 3 HU and 2 4maxes and another FR or SH tables, but I did it!! Which I'm very proud of myself. Also broke my record again :)


      Another +: I won almoust every HU today(vs regs, but lost all vs fish :D )

      Also opened my statistic in pokerprolabs just for myself to count how many SNGs should I play to have some profit. So, the results were super amazing, I make at least +$0.90 without rakeback in every SNG. This is crazy :P

      Graph:


      Game opinion:
      10! I deserved it, also I might be very lucky today, like a coin god :s_cool: . I think I deserved some film + deserte
    • Jumbleboy
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      Yesterday and today made a break :)

      Was hagout with a friend and a girl, who came from Kyiv for weekend. Was almoust all the time in the city. It's cool sometimes to forget about everything and relax in cafes and in the city-center.
    • gadget51
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      Seems to me you know what you're doing so I won't be playing near you in the near future!

      I totally agree, sometimes, it's just nice to get away from it all and chill with a few nice people and laugh and look around at the people.
      Good plan. :)

      Have fun,

      Mal.
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Originally posted by Jumbleboy
      Yesterday and today made a break :)

      Was hagout with a friend and a girl, who came from Kyiv for weekend. Was almoust all the time in the city. It's cool sometimes to forget about everything and relax in cafes and in the city-center.
      not just cool, crucial imo. :)
    • Jumbleboy
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      This 2 days I was a bit lazy to play smt, so was just hagout in adrenaline rush nl5

      I like this game, I would recommend this to every SNG player


      and zoom nl10 SH


      Also was sly thinking about my poker carrer. SNGs are cool but the highest limits are $30/$35 where players actively register. This is too low for me. What next? MTTs? Myb, but I don't like to sit 10 hours per day and than be a final table bubble + variance in higher stackes SNGs and MTTs is insane!

      Long ago I wanted to learn HU cash. I really liked it, because only skill maters here mostly. I took a coach and tomorrow we will have first lesson :) I'm so excited. Like this will be hard, but I want to master it so much!

      So, today no day off, played a bit zoom nl25 SH. Feel good playing zoom games. This is mine! But I will master this later.

      Graph:

      had to stoploss (saving BR for HU)


      Game opinion:
      9/10 At first I was scared like higher limit, stronger regs. But in 10 mins I realized that there is no huge difference with nl10. Just ran bad.

      Interesting hands:

      this one vs 2 regs I think. Got to work on bet sizings

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

      Hero (BTN): $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $9.34 (37.4 bb)
      BB: $25.35 (101.4 bb)
      UTG: $34.63 (138.5 bb)
      MP: $17.48 (69.9 bb)
      CO: $23.14 (92.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A A
      UTG raises to $0.75, MP calls $0.75, CO folds, Hero raises to $2.90, 2 folds, UTG calls $2.15, MP calls $2.15

      Flop: ($9.05) 8 3 9 (3 players)
      UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $4.10, UTG calls $4.10, MP folds

      Turn: ($17.25) 7 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $18 and is all-in, UTG calls $18

      River: ($53.25) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $53.25 pot ($2 rake)
      Final Board: 8 3 9 7 7
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$25 net)
      UTG showed 5 6 and won $51.25 ($26.25 net)

      stupid bluff vs fish :)

      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: $12.50 (50 bb)
      SB: $20.26 (81 bb)
      Hero (BB): $26.65 (106.6 bb)
      UTG: $13.99 (56 bb)
      MP: $27.50 (110 bb)
      CO: $32.54 (130.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q 4
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $1.30, SB calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.60) 9 9 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.60) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.75, Hero raises to $2.50, SB calls $1.75

      River: ($7.60) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.75, Hero raises to $6.50, SB calls $5.75

      Results: $20.60 pot ($0.93 rake)
      Final Board: 9 9 2 3 7
      SB showed 2 A and won $19.67 ($9.37 net)
      Hero showed Q 4 and lost (-$10.30 net)