From SNGos to zoomees

    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 188
      Hi community,

      I decided to make a blog in order to track my results and improve my game along the way.

      - I'm 25 years old from Croatia
      - Have been playing poker for couple of years
      - Decided to give it a try this year more seriously

      About poker:

      I'm currently playing 9man turbo's at pokerstars. Right now I'm at $3.50 level, and feel really confident about my play. I hope that I'll make my way to 7's in a month or so. I use really strict BRM because I like to play relaxed and avoid often going up and down in stakes. This way, I believe that I'm playing my A game most of the time.

      In this blog, I will update my poker goals and achievments. I will also concentrate on improving my mental game, and will try to regularly study and participate in hand evaluations forum.

      Here is my last ~600 games at 3.50 level


      Cheers,

      goldenbode
  • 56 replies
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Hi golden-bode,

      great graph (and not saying this only because you are my friend :) )

      I know Bode for many many years, he's one of my best friends, and he is a great guy!

      I look forward to read your blog and follow your development, I'm sure you'll crush all these levels coming :)

      Also, we have a lot of great guys grinding STTs here in the community who will be very helpful along the way I'm sure.

      Best of luck Bode,

      keep us updated!

      Cheers!
      Fran
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 188
      Hi community!!!

      I caught a bit of time to write a couple of things.
      in a small downswing but I think it's because I started to play knockout turbos 3.5$. I started to play cash and zoom because lack of time(I have regular job). I started very good with cash and I will try to larn as much as I can about zoom.
      Here is my graph from stngos


      and for cash from march


      Here is my most profitable hand on cash

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 153.3 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 10.48, 3Bet Preflop: 4.65, Hands: 109)
      SB: 53.3 BB (VPIP: 9.46, PFR: 5.41, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 74)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 7.94, 3Bet Preflop: 4.17, Hands: 63)
      UTG: 62.7 BB (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 17.65, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 17)
      UTG+1: 32.8 BB (VPIP: 5.45, PFR: 5.45, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 55)
      Hero (UTG+2): 334.9 BB
      MP: 111.8 BB (VPIP: 25.93, PFR: 25.93, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 27)
      MP+1: 112.1 BB (VPIP: 21.74, PFR: 21.74, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)
      CO: 119.6 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 28.57, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: A:diamond:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, MP+1 raises to 10.5 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 28.2 BB, MP+1 calls 17.7 BB

      Flop: (57.9 BB, 2 players) A:heart: 4:club: J:spade:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks

      Turn: (57.9 BB, 2 players) 4:spade:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 6 BB, Hero calls 6 BB

      River: (69.9 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 11 BB, Hero raises to 300.7 BB and is all-in, MP+1 calls 66.9 BB and is all-in

      Hero shows A:spade: A:diamond: (Full House, Aces full of Fours) (Pre 80%, Flop 96%, Turn 98%)
      MP+1 shows J:heart: J:club: (Full House, Jacks full of Fours) (Pre 20%, Flop 4%, Turn 2%)
      Hero wins 215.5 BB


      and most non profitable which I played against regular and am very proud of because I didnt go all in

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 123.8 BB (VPIP: 23.64, PFR: 18.18, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 55)
      SB: 103.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      BB: 25.1 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      UTG: 42.2 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      UTG+1: 46 BB (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 18)
      UTG+2: 132.5 BB (VPIP: 10.20, PFR: 8.16, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 51)
      Hero (MP): 172.4 BB
      MP+1: 157.2 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
      CO: 105.3 BB (VPIP: 27.27, PFR: 18.18, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:club: K:spade:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 8.1 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to 25 BB, Hero calls 16.9 BB

      Flop: (51.5 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond: 2:diamond: Q:heart:
      UTG+2 bets 25 BB, Hero raises to 63 BB, UTG+2 raises to 107.5 BB and is all-in, fold

      UTG+2 wins 169.5 BB

      I would appreciate if some coach or mod would discus this hand

      cheers,
      golden bode
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Nice work for now Bode,

      I wanted to merge your threads because you made a new thread instead of posting in your blog, but I see that you realized this yourself, so I will just move your "new" thread.

      Also, you are a gold member, so if you want to some of our coaches evaluate your hands you are welcome to post them in hand evaluations parts of the forum. Here is one for SNGs up to $5, and here is one for cash games up to 0.05/0.10.

      Best of luck bro,

      Fran
    • IvicaIliev77
      IvicaIliev77
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      Following!
      Good luck with both SNG and Zoom!
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 188
      Yesterday had bad day... 4 buyins lost on zoom on nl10. I played just 8 stngos...Didnt do well either. I dont know if I was lucky 2 days ago when i had profit of 9 buyins... Still not sure if I am g ready for zoom so I will continue to play sitngos and full ring cash... Played some bad hands yesterday which I was aware as soon as I played them so it is obe good thing of all bad things.
      Today I will put some volume to sitngos and put graph

      Cheers!
    • abhi147
      abhi147
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      Another STT blog
      Will be following
      GL and hope to see you soon at my tables :)
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Tnx mate
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Hi Bode,

      Dropping few buy in's here and there is perfectly normal, so no worries :)

      Usually, I would suggest to stick to only one format, but it seems that you are doing pretty well in both 9mans and FR cash, which makes a lot of sense too, I think that you can't go wrong if you play FR cash micros similarly to early phase of 9mans.

      However, mixing formats is not that easy and fun as it looks like at first. It can be pretty frustrating if you do well on one format and in downswing on other, so be sure you are mentally prepared for these things. Otherwise, it can cause you tilting off some money, which is never nice. :)

      I'm sure you'll do well, just study, study, study, and don't get lazy :)

      Cheers bro!
      Fran
    • pauln
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      Joined: 15.03.2010 Posts: 191
      hey, nice blog you have too!

      I help to run an SNG study group on skype. Most of the members are from pokerstrategy and most play on pokerstars ($1-$7)

      You're very welcome to join if you would like?

      I've added you using the community tool. If you're interested, I'll message you my skype details.
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Originally posted by pauln
      hey, nice blog you have too!

      I help to run an SNG study group on skype. Most of the members are from pokerstrategy and most play on pokerstars ($1-$7)

      You're very welcome to join if you would like?

      I've added you using the community tool. If you're interested, I'll message you my skype details.
      Hi, tnx for adding me...I accepted your request and sent you message
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Why are my graphs deleted?
      Does someone know?
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Originally posted by goldenbode
      Why are my graphs deleted?
      Does someone know?
      We most certainly didn't remove your graphs, so I guess there is a problem with the site where you upload your images, maybe to try some other site? or re-try with the same one?
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      ok. tnx
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      here is my graph again

    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 188
      and for cash...little downswing but today 2 bb up hihi


    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Today really bad day. Having downswing on stt's almost 30 buyins and i shuould be up by 10... Really in a bad mood...fishes had a really good day with me today...i lost impossible hands... So in the next days I will try to lern more and play less stt's and play zoom more because I am confident about my cash play on nl10 limits...
      Cheers
    • goldenbode
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      I decided not to play stt's for some time. I will focus on cash game from now on i play some mtt's on the side. Today I am 4 bb up :s_cool: :D
      Played micromillions and got in the money in the one but had realy bad luck...tables are filled with fishes...so i recommend everyone to play. Today had just one big mistake on cash because i overplayed. Today I played good non showdown game as can be seen on the graph.

      Here is my graph for today


      and the whole graph from the start


      Cheers,
      goldenbode :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club: :s_cool:
    • goldenbode
      goldenbode
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      Today i played 3k hands. Didn't have any luck against fishes but managed to finish session 2 buyins up. Played turbo hot 3.30 a got in the money(10$).
      Lot of really bad players on small stake mtt's.
      All in all realy satisfied about my play today.
      Heading out for a drink.
      Here is my graph for today


      Cheers,
      goldenbode :spade: :heart: :diamond: :club: :s_cool:
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      It looks like you are crushing cash games at your level, as much as sng's, will you make your final decision on what will you play or you'll continue mixing these two?

      I guess its not an easy call for you when doing great in both :)

      Sweet worries :)

      Keep on the good work,
      Fran