Trying to learn how to play better with 10$

    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Hi everyone!

      Decided to start poker blog after reading few. I think it will keep me motivated to work on my leaks and to generally improve my game and poker expirience.

      About me
      35, married with 2 kids.
      Working full time and managing to do some web-design though I am more attracted to web programming (php) but I lack motivation for large steps in that direction.
      After stressful week I relax on mountain bike or just go fishing - being lucky to have small boat on small island close to town where I live :f_love:

      My poker history
      Started with SSS almost 6 years ago, was doing fine until some sites restricted buy-in amount to 40bb, after that switched to BSS, played NL10 and NL25 so-so. Quit poker in 2010 for family reasons.
      2013. in October I was bored and decided to play few MTTs, got some free money from Coral and built my bankroll from 20 to 100$ in couple of days. And lost my bankroll in couple of days :D
      So I decided to learn poker. Again. From begining.

      I deposited 50$ on Pokerstars in November, played NL2, mostly 16-tabling and doing lot of mistakes but managed to build my bankroll to 150$ by the end of the year and moved up to NL5.

      Beginning was promising but got caught by downswing, moved back to NL2 and I was taking shots on NL5 Zoom as soon as I woul reach 20BI, moving down with less than 18BI.

      No success during January and February.

      At beginning of March got one day upswing on NL5 zoom, managed to reach 130$ but after that got some sort of "winning tilt", played stupid and busted again :D

      Afetr that my conclusion was that beside my game leaks my main leak was tilt on NL5 because I thought that I MUST win and losing even small pots was making it worse. My game on NL2 was not wih high winning rate but it was ok, NL5 though was complete disaster.

      Graph for NL2 (zoom included):



      Graph for NL5 (zoom included):



      Anyway, cashed out all bonuses and rest of my bankroll and left 10$.





      And finally My poker goals

      --Work on my mental game (I used to laugh when losing AA to 72o)
      --Work on my leaks, will post stats here if there is anyone willing to help
      --Learn to play better
      --Move up
      --Build my bankroll from 10$ (irrelevant, will deposit another 10$ if I get busted :D )
      --Get coaching sessions if my bankroll allows me


      I will play mostly ZOOM, perhaps some tournaments as a side game but not regulary.

      That was what I decided a week ago and this is the graph for last week:



      So, I'm running hot atm and we will see how long it will last.

      Current bankroll:

      47$ cash and 3,30$ tournament money
  • 20 replies
    • JCSeerup
      JCSeerup
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      Joined: 14.12.2010 Posts: 1,039
      You seem to be a pretty solid winner at NL2, so I don't see why you wouldn't be a solid winner at NL5, the difference always seems big when you just move up, but the truth is that all micro limits should be beatable by anyone who put in the work!

      I don't think I got your skype (haven't been on skype in forever!), but I will be happy to help you moving up to NL5, you probably just need to adjust to some stuff people do at NL5 which they don't do at NL2. :f_biggrin:
    • jawoftheox
      jawoftheox
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      Joined: 11.09.2013 Posts: 216
      Whoala, definitely following! Do you play fullring or 6max?
      I managed to crush NL2 pretty solid, but no I'm BE after 40k hands on NL5..
      Good luck! ;)
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Hi guys, thanks for following :)

      JC - any help is appreciated :) I also think that I am capable to be winning player on NL5, just have to get rid of nasty habit of doing stupid and expensive mistakes :f_biggrin:

      jawofthefox - yes, I think I owe some explanations about strategy and type of game I will play:

      So, it will be fullring ZOOM, bankroll 20BI to NL5, then I will go up with 30BI to NL10 and I will go more up when I feel ready for moving up and when my bankroll allows :f_biggrin:
      My BI for NL2 is 1/2 stack atm so I play tight till I double-up, after that standard play. Started like that because of 10$ starting "capital" and it is fine by now, obv.
      Still not sure about it but I could also take few 1/2 stack shots later on NL5, before I grind 20BI for full stack game.

      Short report for yesterday:

      Played several satelites, lost couple of $$$, tilted. Not because I got beaten by stupid hands on stupid ways (how can anyone call 4-bet allin preflop with KJo???), I also played bad. The thing is, with tournaments, that you cant just rebuy stack and take chips back from the donk and that drives me crazy :f_mad:

      My favorite tourney hand yesterday:

      PokerStars - $1+$0.10|20/40 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 75 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      Hero (UTG+1): 74.5 BB
      UTG+2: 151.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      MP: 80 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      MP+1: 73.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      CO: 58 BB (VPIP: 60.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      BTN: 148 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 5)
      SB: 166.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      BB: 150 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, Hero raises to 5 BB, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 5 BB, CO raises to 9 BB, fold, SB calls 8.5 BB, fold, Hero raises to 74.5 BB and is all-in, MP+1 calls 68.5 BB and is all-in, CO calls 49 BB and is all-in, SB calls 65.5 BB

      Flop: (281.5 BB, 4 players) 4:diamond: 5:diamond: 3:heart:

      Turn: (281.5 BB, 4 players) A:club:

      River: (281.5 BB, 4 players) A:diamond:

      SB shows 3:diamond: 3:club: (Full House, Threes full of Aces)
      Main Pot [233 BB]: (Pre 16%, Flop 63%, Turn 24%)
      Side Pot#1 [46.5 BB]: (Pre 18%, Flop 69%, Turn 25%)
      Side Pot#2 [2 BB]: (Pre 19%, Flop 89%, Turn 91%)

      Hero shows K:heart: K:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Kings)
      Main Pot [233 BB]: (Pre 45%, Flop 8%, Turn 1%)
      Side Pot#1 [46.5 BB]: (Pre 68%, Flop 8%, Turn 2%)
      Side Pot#2 [2 BB]: (Pre 81%, Flop 11%, Turn 9%)

      MP+1 shows 2:spade: 2:diamond: (Straight, Five High)
      Main Pot [233 BB]: (Pre 14%, Flop 19%, Turn 74%)
      Side Pot#1 [46.5 BB]: (Pre 15%, Flop 23%, Turn 73%)

      CO shows A:heart: 8:heart: (Three of a Kind, Aces)
      Main Pot [233 BB]: (Pre 24%, Flop 10%, Turn 1%)

      SB wins 281.5 BB



      Ring games continued like tournaments, bad play, lots of mistakes (I dont want to blame my kids jumping on my head while grinding), stupid calls and several coolers which led me to a loss of around 6$ but at the end of the day managed to get around 1,3$ profit for the day so can be satisfied with Tuesday.

      Graph for Tuesday:



      And my ZOOM hand of the day:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 58 BB (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 63)
      Hero (SB): 119.5 BB
      BB: 164 BB (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 16.13, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 33)
      UTG: 331.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)
      UTG+1: 104 BB (VPIP: 9.38, PFR: 9.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 34)
      UTG+2: 321 BB
      MP: 128.5 BB (VPIP: 10.71, PFR: 5.36, 3Bet Preflop: 4.17, Hands: 56)
      MP+1: 59.5 BB (VPIP: 18.45, PFR: 13.30, 3Bet Preflop: 8.82, Hands: 236)
      CO: 102.5 BB (VPIP: 19.83, PFR: 16.53, 3Bet Preflop: 2.78, Hands: 123)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      UTG calls 1 BB, fold, UTG+2 calls 1 BB, fold, fold, CO raises to 5.5 BB, fold, Hero raises to 20 BB, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to 102.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 82.5 BB

      Flop: (208 BB, 2 players) 4:heart: 3:diamond: 8:spade:

      Turn: (208 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond:

      River: (208 BB, 2 players) 7:diamond:

      Hero shows A:spade: A:diamond: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 80%, Flop 90%, Turn 86%)
      CO shows 7:heart: 7:club: (Three of a Kind, Sevens) (Pre 20%, Flop 10%, Turn 14%)
      CO wins 200.5 BB


      Having few days off work this week and that means that I will have more time to play and write regular reports here.

      It is sunny outside and bike is not going to ride itself so...

      Have a nice day :f_cool:
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Another nice day on NL2 tables, nothing much to say :f_cool:



      Did several expensive mistakes, it could have been way better but this is NL2, it was made for making mistakes :f_biggrin:

      Hand of the day:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 123 BB
      SB: 162 BB (VPIP: 16.45, PFR: 13.82, 3Bet Preflop: 1.85, Hands: 154)
      BB: 95 BB (VPIP: 9.30, PFR: 5.23, 3Bet Preflop: 3.17, Hands: 175)
      UTG: 114.5 BB (VPIP: 7.54, PFR: 6.08, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 417)
      UTG+1: 87 BB (VPIP: 24.00, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 26)
      UTG+2: 49 BB
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 12.22, PFR: 10.88, 3Bet Preflop: 6.47, Hands: 453)
      MP+1: 107.5 BB (VPIP: 12.98, PFR: 10.44, 3Bet Preflop: 2.52, Hands: 557)
      CO: 126.5 BB (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 7:spade: 7:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 calls 1 BB, UTG+2 calls 1 BB, MP calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 1 BB, fold, BB checks

      Flop: (5.5 BB, 5 players) 7:heart: K:spade: 6:heart:
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets 5 BB, fold, MP calls 5 BB, Hero raises to 25 BB, fold, UTG+1 raises to 86 BB and is all-in, MP raises to 99 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 74 BB

      Turn: (289.5 BB, 3 players) 8:spade:

      River: (289.5 BB, 3 players) Q:diamond:

      MP shows Q:heart: K:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Queens)
      Main Pot [263.5 BB]: (Pre 17%, Flop 31%, Turn 19%)
      Side Pot#1 [26 BB]: (Pre 49%, Flop 30%, Turn 18%)

      Hero shows 7:spade: 7:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Sevens)
      Main Pot [263.5 BB]: (Pre 17%, Flop 65%, Turn 79%)
      Side Pot#1 [26 BB]: (Pre 51%, Flop 70%, Turn 82%)

      UTG+1 shows A:diamond: A:spade: (One Pair, Aces)
      Main Pot [263.5 BB]: (Pre 65%, Flop 4%, Turn 2%)

      Hero wins 279.5 BB
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Another day of grinding is behind me and I am slowly approaching to my first goal - 20BI for NL5. Today ran slightly below EV line, won 6$ with 12bb/100 (EV was 17,5/100) which is not bad.
      More I play, more I am aware that downswing could hit easily so I was somewhat tight today, especially after got hit by few bad beats. Was running close to BE, hundreds of BB below EV line and then got lucky in KKvsAAvsQQ preflop allin, got third K on the flop and that made my day:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 133 BB (VPIP: 12.82, PFR: 8.72, 3Bet Preflop: 3.23, Hands: 197)
      SB: 139 BB (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 36)
      BB: 265 BB (VPIP: 25.39, PFR: 5.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.80, Hands: 647)
      UTG: 45 BB (VPIP: 18.32, PFR: 6.87, 3Bet Preflop: 2.33, Hands: 136)
      UTG+1: 130.5 BB (VPIP: 23.81, PFR: 19.05, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 22)
      UTG+2: 45 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      MP: 183.5 BB (VPIP: 5.41, PFR: 5.41, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 38)
      Hero (MP+1): 135 BB
      CO: 139.5 BB (VPIP: 30.36, PFR: 3.57, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 57)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, SB raises to 9 BB, BB raises to 30 BB, Hero raises to 135 BB and is all-in, fold, SB calls 126 BB, BB raises to 240 BB, SB calls 4 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (416 BB, 3 players) K:diamond: 3:diamond: T:spade:

      Turn: (416 BB, 3 players) T:club:

      River: (416 BB, 3 players) T:heart:

      SB shows Q:spade: Q:diamond: (Full House, Tens full of Queens)
      Main Pot [408 BB]: (Pre 15%, Flop 3%, Turn 0%)
      Side Pot#1 [8 BB]: (Pre 18%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)

      BB shows A:diamond: A:spade: (Full House, Tens full of Aces)
      Main Pot [408 BB]: (Pre 67%, Flop 12%, Turn 5%)
      Side Pot#1 [8 BB]: (Pre 82%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)

      Hero shows K:club: K:heart: (Full House, Kings full of Tens)
      Main Pot [408 BB]: (Pre 19%, Flop 85%, Turn 95%)

      BB wins 8 BB
      Hero wins 393.5 BB


      And river fold, got afraid of raise:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 125.5 BB (VPIP: 13.53, PFR: 11.28, 3Bet Preflop: 4.17, Hands: 133)
      SB: 20.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 21.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      BB: 182 BB (VPIP: 14.75, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 124)
      UTG: 104 BB
      Hero (UTG+1): 106.5 BB
      UTG+2: 165 BB (VPIP: 13.23, PFR: 7.74, 3Bet Preflop: 2.63, Hands: 317)
      MP: 230.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      MP+1: 271.5 BB (VPIP: 12.90, PFR: 9.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.87, Hands: 730)
      CO: 103.5 BB (VPIP: 24.79, PFR: 19.09, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 245)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, CO calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) 2:spade: A:spade: K:heart:
      Hero bets 4 BB, CO calls 4 BB

      Turn: (15.5 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets 8 BB, CO calls 8 BB

      River: (31.5 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      Hero bets 15 BB, CO raises to 45 BB, fold

      CO wins 59.5 BB
    • lptjuggernaut
      lptjuggernaut
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      Been a long term lurker of the poker blogs, and have particular interest in those starting at the bottom, because that is back where I am, playing 2 and 5nl Zoom. Will be following along!
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Hi Miro,

      Nice to see more and more players from Croatia,
      There is also one guy from Zagreb playing FR zoom and STT's in our blogs.

      Seems like you know what are you doing, impressive results for now, keep up the good work, and keep us updated.

      Also, what are your long term plans? Keep crushing FR tables through the stakes and move up quickly?

      Cheers!
      Fran
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Hi guys ant thanks for support

      Frankie - it just looks like I know what I am doing, dont worry :D

      About long term plans, yes - logical move if I manage to resolve this mind issues I curently have.

      lptjuggernaut - perhaps we met at the tables if you play at Stars, is your screenname same as nick here?

      Time to brag with Friday summary:



      So, it begins.. :D

      Several bad beats made me play like a donk so more I played, more I felt like a donk :D

      Hand of the day (typical):

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 56.5 BB (VPIP: 12.80, PFR: 11.20, 3Bet Preflop: 1.96, Hands: 128)
      SB: 57.5 BB (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      Hero (BB): 50 BB
      UTG: 8.5 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      UTG+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 15.67, PFR: 11.23, 3Bet Preflop: 0.78, Hands: 391)
      UTG+2: 117 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      MP: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 15.02, PFR: 11.86, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 256)
      MP+1: 63 BB
      CO: 122 BB (VPIP: 16.79, PFR: 4.38, 3Bet Preflop: 1.67, Hands: 140)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, MP raises to 3 BB, MP+1 raises to 12 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 50 BB and is all-in, fold, MP+1 calls 38 BB

      Flop: (103.5 BB, 2 players) A:club: 7:heart: 9:club:

      Turn: (103.5 BB, 2 players) 9:spade:

      River: (103.5 BB, 2 players) K:diamond:

      Hero shows Q:spade: Q:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Nines) (Pre 71%, Flop 81%, Turn 93%)
      MP+1 shows J:club: K:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Nines) (Pre 29%, Flop 19%, Turn 7%)
      MP+1 wins 100 BB


      Time for quality afternoon with my daughter,

      Have a nice day :f_cool:
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Short summary of Saturday:

      Got myself an e-cigarette, tastes like shit. But aparrently it is healthy. Makes sense - all healthy stuff tastes like...well you know :D

      One-day downswing didn't continue today, got few bucks up but under ev-line on today's graph which is good because that means I'm catching it up slowly.



      No hand of the day today, mad some obvious mistakes, lost some....wait I have one :D

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 107.5 BB (VPIP: 18.24, PFR: 14.12, 3Bet Preflop: 5.08, Hands: 173)
      Hero (SB): 117.5 BB
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 15.50, PFR: 12.92, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 272)
      UTG: 75 BB (VPIP: 13.17, PFR: 9.27, 3Bet Preflop: 2.78, Hands: 211)
      UTG+1: 69.5 BB (VPIP: 19.05, PFR: 13.49, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 128)
      UTG+2: 149 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 51)
      MP: 79.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      MP+1: 104.5 BB (VPIP: 24.36, PFR: 18.55, 3Bet Preflop: 3.13, Hands: 277)
      CO: 54 BB (VPIP: 4.35, PFR: 4.35, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to 3 BB, MP calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 12 BB, fold, fold, MP calls 9 BB

      Flop: (28 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond: 5:club: 3:diamond:
      Hero bets 15 BB, MP raises to 67.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 52.5 BB

      Turn: (163 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond:

      River: (163 BB, 2 players) 3:club:

      Hero shows Q:spade: Q:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Fives) (Pre 86%, Flop 69%, Turn 89%)
      MP shows 2:spade: 3:heart: (Full House, Threes full of Fives) (Pre 14%, Flop 31%, Turn 11%)
      MP wins 157.5 BB


      :facepalm:

      Have a nice day :f_cool:
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Another week is over and another good day is behind me.
      Today played 5,1k hands with 22/100 winrate and I'm close to my first goal. :s_cool:
      NL5 shouldn't be so far now if I dont get hit by another downswing(bad thing that happens on fridays and make me lose money).

      Graph so far:



      Current bankroll: 78$

      I'm still struggling with this limit so I wont give any summaris, but impression is that generaly abc poker, tight play is enough to beat this limit. And that is reason why I didn't improve my game and didn't work on my game since I started this blog. Just playing tight, betting when I have something and folding when I dont have anything.
      No point in bluffing, forgot how blind stealing looks like and 4+ betting rarely.

      Sososo... :s_confused:

      What should I adapt for NL5? Any articles, videos that could prepare me for it?

      Here are my stats, for stat experts(if any of those comes by):



      I know that I should open wider and pay more attention to blinds

      I played some tournaments, and lost couple of $(10 or so) on satelites so my bankroll doesnt look good as it should.

      And my couple of free days are over, Tuesday is next working day and there will be less time for grinding, hopely that hour or so per day will be enough to finish the NL2 story by the end of the week.

      Have a nice day :f_cool:
    • jawoftheox
      jawoftheox
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      I think you definitely should steal. Even NL2, no, especially NL2. Especially from SB. They will fold a ton. I believe in these stakes SB shouldn't be negative.. Other than that :f_thumbsup:
    • ZeDawning
      ZeDawning
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      Originally posted by miropro
      What should I adapt for NL5? Any articles, videos that could prepare me for it?
      There is a big difference b/n NL2 and NL5. Unlike the small differences b/n NL5/10/25. Again a big difference (from what I've heard) from NL25 and NL50.

      This is where you will learn more about your game + where you will learn to spew and tilt :f_biggrin:
      But I guess you already know about this :D

      Start stealing more from BU and SB (your RFI stat would have been nice to see) as this will be the main leak on NL5 which you can exploit. Put in the fold to steal stat in your HUD and adapt accordingly.

      You can browse through hand evaluation forum and see what the best line would be to you.

      GL
    • ikkvr
      ikkvr
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      Dont steal my blinds and you will crush it gl :)
    • Zitaa
      Zitaa
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      Hey,

      Great progress :D

      I'll be looking into your blog.

      Crush them :s_cool:
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Monday was 10$+ on NL2 Zoom and few $- on tourneys, continued playing into Tuesday and decided to play 2x NL5 zoom tables but with 1/2 stack BI together with 2 NL2 tables.

      It went so-so, ran into some coolers but I'm adapting. Brakeven after 1k hands on NL5, lost few $ on NL2 so my bankroll now is 84$ which is more than 30 1/2 stack BIs for NL5. I could try it this way for a while, see how it goes and step back if I fall under 50$.

      Originally posted by ZeDawning

      But I guess you already know about this :D

      Oh yes I do :D

      Thanks

      Originally posted by ikkvr

      Dont steal my blinds

      Ok, which are yours? :f_biggrin:

      I think I'm getting into this blinds thingie:

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 44.4 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      Hero (SB): 189 BB
      BB: 153.4 BB (VPIP: 17.31, PFR: 14.10, 3Bet Preflop: 7.55, Hands: 157)
      UTG: 58.4 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      UTG+1: 108.2 BB (VPIP: 15.24, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 7.50, Hands: 106)
      UTG+2: 45 BB (VPIP: 11.89, PFR: 11.19, 3Bet Preflop: 7.48, Hands: 291)
      MP: 92.6 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 11.49, 3Bet Preflop: 6.50, Hands: 388)
      MP+1: 107.4 BB (VPIP: 13.16, PFR: 10.75, 3Bet Preflop: 5.63, Hands: 467)
      CO: 124.2 BB (VPIP: 8.83, PFR: 5.65, 3Bet Preflop: 4.17, Hands: 287)

      Hero posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 8:spade: 8:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2.6 BB, fold

      Flop: (7 BB, 2 players) 6:spade: Q:spade: 6:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 4 BB, Hero raises to 8 BB, fold

      Hero wins 14.4 BB



      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 70.2 BB
      SB: 48.6 BB (VPIP: 17.50, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 42)
      BB: 96.4 BB
      UTG: 204.6 BB (VPIP: 16.90, PFR: 13.38, 3Bet Preflop: 6.38, Hands: 142)
      UTG+1: 124.4 BB (VPIP: 17.92, PFR: 13.21, 3Bet Preflop: 6.90, Hands: 109)
      UTG+2: 101.8 BB (VPIP: 8.62, PFR: 4.44, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 392)
      MP: 63.2 BB
      MP+1: 110.2 BB (VPIP: 13.74, PFR: 11.14, 3Bet Preflop: 6.12, Hands: 432)
      CO: 66.8 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 18)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:spade: 5:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, BB raises to 6 BB, Hero calls 3 BB

      Flop: (12.4 BB, 2 players) 6:heart: J:heart: 5:diamond:
      BB bets 5 BB, Hero calls 5 BB

      Turn: (22.4 BB, 2 players) 4:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets 11 BB, fold

      Hero wins 21.4 BB


      Anf one interesting hand, I mean it was unexpected... :f_confused:

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 163.6 BB (VPIP: 36.36, PFR: 27.27, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      SB: 51 BB (VPIP: 12.48, PFR: 8.97, 3Bet Preflop: 1.64, Hands: 518)
      Hero (BB): 74.8 BB
      UTG: 193.2 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 42)
      UTG+1: 52.4 BB (VPIP: 13.04, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 23)
      UTG+2: 59.6 BB (VPIP: 70.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      MP: 100.4 BB (VPIP: 18.88, PFR: 2.80, 3Bet Preflop: 3.45, Hands: 143)
      MP+1: 127.6 BB (VPIP: 16.52, PFR: 12.23, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 234)
      CO: 50 BB (VPIP: 10.65, PFR: 6.84, 3Bet Preflop: 2.94, Hands: 269)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:diamond: K:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 9 BB, UTG+1 calls 6 BB

      Flop: (18.4 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond: J:diamond: T:club:
      Hero bets 12 BB, UTG+1 raises to 43 BB, Hero raises to 65.8 BB and is all-in, UTG+1 calls 0.4 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (105.2 BB, 2 players) Q:heart:

      River: (105.2 BB, 2 players) T:diamond:

      Hero shows K:diamond: K:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Tens) (Pre 81%, Flop 32%, Turn 36%)
      UTG+1 shows J:heart: T:heart: (Full House, Tens full of Jacks) (Pre 19%, Flop 68%, Turn 64%)
      UTG+1 wins 100.8 BB


      And this one was played bad preflop, dont know what I was doing later...some new "moves" :f_biggrin:

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 92.8 BB (VPIP: 17.34, PFR: 14.49, 3Bet Preflop: 3.17, Hands: 350)
      SB: 150.2 BB (VPIP: 11.29, PFR: 4.84, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 62)
      BB: 20.4 BB (VPIP: 55.56, PFR: 44.44, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      UTG: 164.2 BB (VPIP: 25.75, PFR: 16.31, 3Bet Preflop: 1.16, Hands: 236)
      Hero (UTG+1): 93.8 BB
      UTG+2: 107 BB (VPIP: 36.36, PFR: 36.36, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)
      MP: 144.6 BB (VPIP: 8.87, PFR: 3.90, 3Bet Preflop: 0.92, Hands: 288)
      MP+1: 106 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 2)
      CO: 99.6 BB (VPIP: 20.18, PFR: 13.76, 3Bet Preflop: 8.82, Hands: 109)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:heart: K:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to 8 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 5 BB

      Flop: (17.4 BB, 2 players) T:spade: 2:spade: 3:diamond:
      Hero checks, CO bets 11 BB, Hero raises to 22 BB, CO raises to 91.6 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 63.8 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (189 BB, 2 players) J:diamond:

      River: (189 BB, 2 players) 5:heart:

      Hero shows K:heart: K:diamond: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 18%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      CO shows A:diamond: A:spade: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 82%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
      CO wins 181.2 BB



      Have a nice day :f_cool:
    • ikkvr
      ikkvr
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      Oh u are at fr than we wont collide :D gl anyways
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Weasel's 6-max coaching starts soon so everything is possible :D
    • ikkvr
      ikkvr
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      Joined: 19.12.2012 Posts: 995
      Lol than I will have to let go off my blinds unless AA :D
    • miropro
      miropro
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      Joined: 01.08.2008 Posts: 134
      Short update - played 3k hands on NL5 by now, doesnt look bad - 5bb/100

      Still making some obvious mistakes and stupid calls, also few times played with too much respect to oponents but still adapting... :f_grin:

      Had really good run regarding cards and that is why I am not so satisfied, should have been much better.

      Looking for some good videos that could help me improve my postflop game.

      have a nice day :f_cool:
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