Living The Grind: Mrjorisa's Poker Career

    • mrjorisa
      mrjorisa
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      Hey guys,

      I've been playing at FTP for about 7 months now. I started with the 50$ deposit from PS.com in April and blew it all in a few days. I then decided to study the SSS articles and made a new deposit to try again.

      Initially I blew over 700$ over 3 months and decided to make one last try with another 150$ deposit. I've since recovered all my losses and even made some nice profits and have moved on from SSS to BSS SH. My BSS journey has been bumpy to say the least, going from NL25 to NL50 and back down to NL25 again, but thats what this blog is for as I continue to strive to climb the limits as I chronicle my ups and downs and do regular session reviews.

      I'll also be posting my graphs/charts and hands as I go along day by day. I'll be playing 4-6 tables of NL25 BSS SH. Ultimately I hope that by maintaining this blog, I can discipline myself to play solid poker and not throw away my bankroll unecessarily and eventually climb up the limits as I go along.


      Current BR: 620$
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    • mrjorisa
      mrjorisa
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      Heres my overall BSS chart. I know it doesn't look too good as I've hit a really bad downswing lately but I'll continue to work hard and perservere to overcome it.

    • mrjorisa
      mrjorisa
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      some tough spots encountered today.

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      MP: $25
      CO: $50.85
      BTN: $23.80
      Hero (SB): $47.60
      BB: $26.65
      UTG: $40.05

      Pre-Flop: A:club: Q:club: dealt to Hero (SB)
      UTG raises to $0.85, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.75, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.95) A:heart: 8:diamond: J:diamond: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Turn: ($4.95) 8:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3.50, Hero calls $3.50

      River: ($11.95) 5:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $5, Hero calls $5

      Results: $21.95 Pot ($1.05 Rake)
      Hero mucked A:club: Q:club: (two pair, Aces and Eights) and LOST (-$10.85 NET)
      UTG showed 8:club: 9:club: (three of a kind, Eights) and WON $20.90 (+$10.05 NET)


      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      MP: $9.90
      Hero (CO): $27.05
      BTN: $44.65
      SB: $29.25
      BB: $26.85
      UTG: $24.60

      Pre-Flop: K:diamond: K:club: dealt to Hero (CO)
      UTG calls $0.25, MP calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.50, BTN calls $1.50, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.25, MP calls $1.25

      Flop: ($6.35) 5:club: 8:spade: 5:diamond: (4 Players)
      UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $4.25, BTN folds, UTG raises to $9, MP folds, Hero raises to $25.55 and is All-In, UTG calls $14.10 and is All-In

      Turn: ($52.55) 3:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      River: ($52.55) 2:diamond: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $52.55 Pot ($2.60 Rake)
      Hero showed K:diamond: K:club: (two pair, Kings and Fives) and LOST (-$24.60 NET)
      UTG showed 5:heart: A:heart: (three of a kind, Fives) and WON $49.95 (+$25.35 NET)

      UTG here was some really loose player, about 54vpip.


      2 hands against the same villain

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      BTN: $31.95
      SB: $16.35
      Hero (BB): $44.45
      UTG: $7.90
      MP: $9.80
      CO: $23.90

      Pre-Flop: A:spade: K:diamond: dealt to Hero (BB)
      2 folds, CO calls $0.25, BTN folds, SB raises to $1, Hero raises to $3, CO folds, SB raises to $16.35 and is All-In, Hero calls $13.35

      Flop: ($32.95) 4:spade: T:club: 9:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Turn: ($32.95) 2:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      River: ($32.95) 8:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $32.95 Pot ($1.60 Rake)
      SB showed T:diamond: A:club: (a pair of Tens) and WON $31.35 (+$15 NET)
      Hero showed A:spade: K:diamond: (Ace King high) and LOST (-$16.35 NET)

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 5 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      CO: $32.80
      BTN: $29.20
      Hero (SB): $26.75
      BB: $9.95
      UTG: $23.05

      Pre-Flop: 9:club: 9:diamond: 9:club: 9:diamond: dealt to Hero (SB)
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.65, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.25) 3:diamond: 4:spade: 6:diamond: (3 Players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.25, BTN raises to $2.25, Hero calls $2.25, BB folds

      Turn: ($7) 2:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3, Hero calls $3

      River: ($13) J:diamond: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $4, Hero calls $4

      Results: $21 Pot ($1.05 Rake)
      BTN showed T:spade: J:spade: (a pair of Jacks) and WON $19.95 (+$9.95 NET)
      Hero mucked 9:club: 9:diamond: 9:club: 9:diamond: (a pair of Nines) and LOST (-$10 NET)
    • mrjorisa
      mrjorisa
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      SB: $25.35
      BB: $24.65
      Hero (UTG): $38.55
      MP: $32.90
      CO: $26.75
      BTN: $37.65

      Pre-Flop: A:club: A:diamond: dealt to Hero (UTG)
      Hero raises to $1, MP calls $1, 4 folds

      Flop: ($2.35) 9:club: 5:club: 9:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $1.50, MP raises to $3, Hero raises to $8.75, MP raises to $31.90 and is All-In, Hero calls $23.15

      Turn: ($66.15) K:diamond: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      River: ($66.15) A:spade: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $66.15 Pot ($3 Rake)
      Hero showed A:club: A:diamond: (a full house, Aces full of Nines) and WON $63.15 (+$30.25 NET)
      MP showed J:spade: 9:spade: (three of a kind, Nines) and LOST (-$32.90 NET)

      villain was a player i previously had notes on who would often bet out to a pf aggressor with air. could have folded to his shove but lucked out in the end.
    • slikec
      slikec
      Global
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      I dont play SH but i would say that you play quite bad actually. Sometimes to passive(call down???) And only call raise preflop with AQs and call down all streets???? I mean i am not really the one to judge so i will stop but i would say you are playing to exploitable TAG which some good LAGs can use it very well in their advantage,

      slikec
    • mrjorisa
      mrjorisa
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      Originally posted by slikec
      I dont play SH but i would say that you play quite bad actually. Sometimes to passive(call down???) And only call raise preflop with AQs and call down all streets???? I mean i am not really the one to judge so i will stop but i would say you are playing to exploitable TAG which some good LAGs can use it very well in their advantage,

      slikec

      Yes i definitely agree with you that I played that hand and probably a few others badly. Thats what this blog is for as I try to plug all my leaks. Thx for the comments :) wanted to try to keep the pot small as I didnt want to get 3betted.
    • mrjorisa
      mrjorisa
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      Just finished a long session. Was doing pretty well and was up about 5 buyins until it all imploded and I ran into a couple of suckouts/coolers in a span of about 15-20mins and dropped about 7 buy ins.

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      CO: $39
      BTN: $66.40
      Hero (SB): $25.10
      BB: $26.40
      UTG: $26.05
      MP: $5.40

      Pre-Flop: A:club: A:diamond: dealt to Hero (SB)
      UTG raises to $0.85, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2.70, BB folds, UTG calls $1.85

      Flop: ($5.65) K:diamond: J:spade: 4:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $3.50, UTG calls $3.50

      Turn: ($12.65) 6:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $9, UTG raises to $19.85 and is All-In, Hero calls $9.90 and is All-In

      River: ($50.45) 3:diamond: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $50.45 Pot ($2.50 Rake)
      Hero showed A:club: A:diamond: (a pair of Aces) and LOST (-$25.10 NET)
      UTG showed K:heart: J:heart: (two pair, Kings and Jacks) and WON $47.95 (+$22.85 NET)


      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 5 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      SB: $12.65
      BB: $34.50
      UTG: $37.90
      Hero (CO): $61.75
      BTN: $25.70

      Pre-Flop: 9:spade: 7:spade: dealt to Hero (CO)
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $1, BTN folds, SB calls $0.90, BB calls $0.75

      Flop: ($3) 3:spade: A:heart: Q:spade: (3 Players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $2, SB folds, BB calls $2

      Turn: ($7) 2:spade: (2 Players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $4.25, BB raises to $10.25, Hero calls $6

      River: ($27.50) 2:diamond: (2 Players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $10, BB calls $10

      Results: $47.50 Pot ($2.35 Rake)
      BB showed T:spade: J:spade: (a flush, Queen high) and WON $45.15 (+$21.90 NET)
      Hero showed 9:spade: 7:spade: (a flush, Queen high) and LOST (-$23.25 NET)


      Current BR: 577$
    • mrjorisa
      mrjorisa
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      SB: $20.80
      BB: $25
      Hero (UTG): $34.40
      MP: $54
      CO: $6.95
      BTN: $16.05

      Pre-Flop: A:club: T:club: A:club: T:club: dealt to Hero (UTG)
      Hero raises to $1, MP calls $1, 4 folds

      Flop: ($2.35) K:spade: Q:spade: J:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $1.75, MP raises to $7.60, Hero calls $5.85

      Turn: ($17.55) 9:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      River: ($17.55) 3:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Tough spot, possible that he flopped it?