Hello there! My name is Andrew and i am 19 years old management student from Prague (Czech Republic if someone don´t know where Prague is). A have signed on PokerStrategy few months ago and I was playing on Titan poker. But i didn´t like Titan poker at all so I gave myself a little break from poker and I have deposit 390 € to the PokerKings ( Boss media poker rooms are soooo fishy
and BTW my screen name here is MickyRocks cause somebody already have stolen my nick
). So i am playing NL 10 fullring BSS, usually multitabling (6-8 tables). I have played poker for something about 6 months, but nothing really serious
I am playing according to BSS starting hand chart (but maybe with a few excepctions
So I hope I will learn many new informations about poker, improve my game and maybe move up to higher limits
I am thinking about switching from FL to SH but I have to wait at least when I will make some profit at FL and maybe some advice from SH player would be nice
Thats all from now and I will bring you my first session report very soon
So I have already played at PokerKings few hours... So tables are very loose with VPIP even more than 30
. I have managed to make a profit worth 57 € and I have played 2800 hands. I am playing usually much less hands but I want to be able to read many new silver articles so I have to play a lot
. I have PokerTracker 2.16.03d and I have abolutely no idea how to export my stats and session graph here into this post, any idea
? So I will type my stats. Thank you for you analysing my stats and I'm looking forward to everyones criticisms
Total hands: 2816. VPIP: 10,05. BB/100 hands: 10,23. WTSD 21,82. PFR: 5,18. Total AF: 3,62.
I have managed to become a silver status member today
. I was reading many new articles, especially the ones about omaha. I am not very good at it but my opponents neither
So I hope I will play PLO with some profit because I couldn´t find any articles about PLO on the internet. My bankroll now is something about 445 € and I hope my bankroll will be soon enough big for playing NL 25 ( 200 € more). I want to read some book about NL holdem, probably No Limit Hold 'em Theory and Practice.
I am going to buy it as soon as possible to fix many of my leak in my play
. And today, I was playing some live poker but loose even I have played only 3 hands ( AK,QQ,66) and I lost all my stack but nothing really big at least
Today I have played my first SH session. I read article about switching from from full ring to shorthanded. As i was adviced I started playing just 2 tables but I moved very soon to 5 tables and I was quite successful. I have won 77 € so my bankroll is 513 € right now. I was playing fullring all the time before but I am thinking about switching to SH permanently due to many fishes here ( maybe I can say the whole ocean of them
). Some player today was calling my preflop raise (AA) with 72s and was calling me to the river (he flopped 2 pairs)- it cost him the whole buy-in and when I hit a set on a turn he called me fu**ing fish LOL
. But should somebody more experienced who is regularly playing SH tables tell me, if should my play differ from play which is explained in article about switching to SH if a table is not 6-max but 5-max? Cause Pokerkings offers only 5-max tables and it isn´t very good for my tight game (at least I think so). Since I don´t have poker elephant I don´t know how to post my stats here
... Advice would be welcomed...
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by NymXXL: 10.11.2008 19:58.
! I played only 2 sessions since I have wrote my previous post becouse of my university duties but those 2 sessions were BIG upswing even I played only 2k hands
... I won 116 € and my bankroll is 629 right now so I can play NL 25 finally
.... I hope there will be no downswings and players will be fishes as well as NL 10 players
. I will keep you inform and check out this hand under the text
BossMedia Game #1314576041: Table Table TH 70 - $0.05/$0.10 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:05:07 - 2008/11/10
Seat 1: Hero ($26.35)
Seat 4: \Akhilles/ ($9.93)
Seat 5: sstasek ($13.36)
Seat 2: Vik66 ($10.00)
Seat 3: HI ALL ($25.51)
\Akhilles/ posts the small blind of $0.05
sstasek posts the big blind of $0.10
HI ALL is the button
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [Th Tc]
Hero raises $0.40
Vik66 calls $0.40
HI ALL raises $1.90
Hero calls $1.90
*** FLOP *** [8s Td 2c]
HI ALL bets $2.80
Hero calls $2.80
*** TURN *** [8s Td 2c] [2h]
Hero bets $5.00
HI ALL goes all-in with $20.81
Hero calls $20.81
*** RIVER *** [8s Td 2c 2h] [6d]
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $49.00 | Rake $2.57
Board: [8s Td 2c 2h 6d]
Hero won ($49.00), showed [Th Tc]
Vik66 won ($0.00), mucks
HI ALL won ($0.00), showed [Qh Qc]
\Akhilles/ won ($0.00), mucks
sstasek won ($0.00), mucks
This post has been edited 4 time(s), it was last edited by NymXXL: 16.11.2008 10:04.
Hi! I was still on big upswing
which ended yesterday becouse of my poor gameplay and even my play was soo bad I was luckily break even. My roll is 825 €. NL 25 seems to be more funny for me, players are better and the game is more chalenching
. But on the other hand, my winrite will be probably lower, but it is not right time for final conclusions becouse of playing just a few thousands hands on NL25. I wanted to post my stats but I don´t know how, I have image in my PC but dunno what to do with some code etc
. I will aks in some more suitable forum for help and hope I will post it.
This post has been edited 3 time(s), it was last edited by NymXXL: 25.11.2008 08:27.
. NL25 seems to be more tough then I thought. I have big downswing (well, it was big for me but might seem as a little downswing for all of you) of 180 € ( something about 7 BI). I had pretty sick badbeat
, but on the other hand I played pretty bad as well. So I should post some hands, which I played pretty bad, in the hand evaluation forum in order to improve my game. Now I have roll about 770 € so NL 50 is too far from here but I should pay more attention to NL25 because my winrate is almost one third of my original NL10 winrate. I should also set some goals soooo..... MY GOALS FOR THIS WEEK
-read all gold members articles
-post at least 10 hands in hand evaluation forum
-visit at least 2 coaching
I hope fulfilment of these goals will bring me nice long term positive winrate on NL25 becouse I want to play NL50 as soon as possible (but with proper bankroll management of course
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by NymXXL: 28.11.2008 16:27.
Bad times right now for my bankroll. I have just 640 € so I have lost 300 € ( almost one third ). I am not sure if it happens due to bad beats or my bad play
. I found one serious mistake in my play, when somebody bet too much I always consider it as a bluff and I am making very loose calls, I have analyse my Pokertracker and I found out that I don´t loose money too often but I am making few but very big bad calls and often loose all my stack
. I am probably coming back to NL10 to get my confidence back. And see one example of my bad calls.
Hi everybody! As I said I was playing NL 10 for a while, just to get my confidence and to rebuild my bankroll a little bit
. Right now I have won almost all my looses back and my roll is 850 €. I think my game is better right now especially becouse of watching many videos here. I usually underestimated watching these videos and I prefer to read some articles but videos about NL 25 SH were very helpful. I have almost accomplish all my goals ( I have posted just 7 hands instead of 10 but I spoted mistakes in my gameplay on my own so I don´t have to post that much
) and right now I am rereading silver and gold articles again. NL 25 seems to be profitable for me again I am trying to avoid some mistakes and its ok for now
. And BTW I have losted all my hand history in my PT due to accident
! It was long time since my last post. I had not much time for poker becouse of my univeristy duties. Well, NL 25 is pretty swingy for me. But I have managed to make 1000 € and I am looking forward to NL 50. I have a question. Should I move up when I have 25 BI or 30 BI? I usually follow 25 BI rule but I heard it is better to be more conservative when playing NL 50 and up. What do you recommend
Depends, if you are mentally ready to move down a limit be more aggressive, if not be conservative. Generally more conservative BRM is better (especially in SH). Imo good BRM for SH is 40 buy-ins, but ofc it depends on person.
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by NymXXL: 08.01.2009 07:52.
Hello! I have not much time for poker recently, but I have managed to make some profit
. Here are my stats from NL25 december. I am worried about my small winrate but it is better then negative winrate I guess
. Feel free to comment it!
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by NymXXL: 08.01.2009 08:02.
So my roll is 1260 €. I am moving up to NL 50 when my roll will be 1500 € so it means 30 BI and move down when my roll reaches 1000 - 20 BI. I have cleared almost all my bonuses on pokerkings
so I don´t know which poker site should be my next one becouse I really don´t like pokerkings ( the only one positive thing about it is a huge amount of fishes
). Should someone help me? Which site is good for playing NL 50? I was playing NL 10 on FT few months ago and I really enjoyed playing here but players were better then players on boss media sites. I was thinking about FT and Stars becouse their software really rocks but I am not really sure about players. Anyone with more experience - please give me advice
. Since Pokerstrategy ended its partnership with Pokerkings I have cashed out all my bankroll ( 1420 € ) and moved it to Everest poker. I really like the site
. I started playing NL 50 becouse my roll is now 1840 $ so I have more than 30 BI to play there. And I must say that Everest NL 50 is probably more fishy than Pokerkings NL 25 LOL
. Two players with VPIP 60+ on table is not something rare and regulars are usually rocks and weak tight. Everest players usually don´t know where fold button is when they have TPGK, draw and so on
. I even managed to stacked some fish who has just middle pair
. I have played here just few k hands but I had many sick badbeats on the other hand which makes me angry
. Hope that it will change soon. See this example...
BB had J, A (three of a kind, Jacks).
Hero had A, A (two pair, Aces and Jacks).
Outcome: BB won $90.74
I just called him on such drawless board becouse it looks like WA/WB situation but I really put him on TPGK becouse thats kind of play is pretty standard here
I have reread all bronze articles again and I want to reread silver and gold as well so I should set up some goals within the end of January sooooo MY goals
- reread silver and gold articles ( 0 )
- clear my bonus ( 700 SP/ 5000 SP )
- reach platinum status
And if I will accomplish all my goals I will purchase something nice as a reward for hard work LOL
Hi! I am pretty unlucky on Everest right now
. Even that NL 50 is here fishy as NL 1 if it exists, I am still loosing money. In fact, I have loosed just 250 $ (5 BI ) but the amount of bad beats is horrible. I won many big pots so I am down 5 BI but if I don´t won these big pots against complete idiots which called my push with no draw and Q high I will be probably playing on NL 10.... I have never experienced something like this. I think that I am very calm and patient man but I am asking myself if the whole poker thing is just about luck or skill and I am starting to doubt about the second case . I know its a nonsense but these badbeats really makes me to doubt about importance of skill in poker. And sometimes I am paranoid and have feeling that Everest is rigged
. Really, I have played just 5 K hands and almost everybody here experienced such a downswing but this one is really terrible. I was down on Pokerkings NL-25 12 BI but this downswing of just 5 BI is more terrible. I loose against 2 outers more than five times, I almost never won when I pushed my set on the turn becouse everybody hit his flush draw or straight draw even when they have absolutly no odds to make the call. And I have monster draw 4 times with 15 outs and never won. 2 times a have ultra monster draw when I have flush and straight draw and 6 overcards which makes it 21 outer and as always, I loosed it. 2 times I had set over set and loosed, flush vs higher flush, straight vs backdoor flush, nuts-flush vs set which turn into full after my push and so on
. Hope that things will be better in near future...