$5 into a dream:) [Presently at NL50 Zooooom]

    • clawindsouza
      clawindsouza
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      Joined: 08.12.2009 Posts: 7,085
      Hi guys,

      Most players from the Indian community know me but I don't think anyone from the English community knows me so thought I'd introduce myself and start blogging here regularly. :)

      I started off my poker career with the Pokerstrategy.com free money about 2-3 years back on Pokerstars. I unfortunately lost it after about 2 months and was quite depressed about it. I ended up spending a week on studying the silver status material and start with borrowing $5 from a friend of mine. Since then I've been running good enough to make it all the way to NL50 where I'm playing right now. I did reach supernova in 2012 which I wasted in 2013 thanks to being really lazy and playing on multiple sites.

      However I decided to get really serious about playing last month again and decided to get to supernova again playing NL50 Zoom again.

      I've been reading up a LOT and watching atleast 1 video everyday and trying to learn and apply as much as I can. Hopefully it will improve my results and can help me move up faster.

      I'm pretty much on track to reaching supernova by around may or so and will be aiming to reach 200k vpps by the end of the year. Hopefully will be able to move up soon too. :)

      My goals
      1) Play atleast 100k hands every month from this month (March)
      2) Move up to NL100 by October
      3) Update blog regularly
  • 12 replies
    • JJWic3
      JJWic3
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      Joined: 26.06.2012 Posts: 338
      Nice, another Zoom blog. :D
      There are quite a lot zoomers here ranging from NL2-Nl500 so your blog will be popular probably. And GL with the supernova! :s_thumbsup:
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      Yep, another zoom players here, will be following with interest :)

      Good luck with the SN grind and hopefully making a nice profit along the way :f_thumbsup:
    • peche025
      peche025
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      Joined: 14.12.2008 Posts: 1,387
      Join the zoom club, I'm just shooting NL50 and have seen you at the tables, GL!
    • ikkvr
      ikkvr
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      Joined: 19.12.2012 Posts: 995
      Good luck on your new blog will follow this one too btw what happened to ur stake massive profits? :D
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Wohoo zooming all around.. Nice to meet you, I also play zoom, so will definetely follow your blog.
      Happy grinding these 200k vpps :)

      Greats,
      Fran
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,926
      Another no-skilled zoomer........

      :coolface: :

      Gl Clawin!
    • clawindsouza
      clawindsouza
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      Joined: 08.12.2009 Posts: 7,085
      Thanks for the warm welcome guys. :) Will have a look at your blogs too tonight. :)

      I've been running quite terrible so far this year. Think this hand against a maniac kinda summarizes how I've been running.

      Guess I need to work on my attitude a little too. Been thinking very negative whenever the money goes in.

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $85.41 (170.8 bb)
      SB: $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $48.64 (97.3 bb)
      UTG: $115.23 (230.5 bb)
      MP: $49.25 (98.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $83.77 (167.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $1, Hero calls $1, BTN raises to $4, 3 folds, Hero raises to $14, BTN calls $10

      Flop: ($29.75) 2 3 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $19, BTN calls $19

      Turn: ($67.75) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $50.77, BTN calls $50.77

      River: ($169.29) 5 (2 players)

      Results:
      $169.29 pot ($2.50 rake)
      Final Board: 2 3 4 7 5
      BTN showed Q A and won $83.39 (-$0.38 net)
      Hero showed A A and won $83.40 (-$0.37 net)




      Graph for Jan

    • peche025
      peche025
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      Joined: 14.12.2008 Posts: 1,387
      funny hand, you just have to try and be positive, you get 170bb's in against a guy with 3 outs to a chop OTT, if you can keep doing that long term you'll be crushing :f_p:

      Do you live in India and play professionally? I guess you don't 'need' that much money to earn more than average salary. Or even to just have a very nice second income!
    • clawindsouza
      clawindsouza
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      Joined: 08.12.2009 Posts: 7,085
      Yes I do play poker professionally. I'm just 24 and an income of $1k a month is more than what most 24 year olds get so its decent I guess.

      I invest most of my winnings since I don't really have any expenses at the moment besides money for food and drinking when I'm out. ;)

      But obviously will need to starting being able to withdraw at least $2k a month once I get a family. So need to move up asap. Also I think reaching supernova will help a lot.
    • provenmac
      provenmac
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      Joined: 05.03.2009 Posts: 1,425
      Great to see you finally on the English community!! Subscribed for sure
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Good luck playing so much without collapsing in a heap - you zoomers make us old guys feel very tired - and we'll read about you moving up very soon I hope of course! :s_cool:

      Mal.
    • sim5sim5
      sim5sim5
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      Joined: 15.10.2011 Posts: 655
      Clawin will be supernova this year & hope to see him playing higher limits :s_thumbsup: