Starting from $0 (Now on Unibet)

    • comit007
      comit007
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      Joined: 08.11.2009 Posts: 76
      So after a bit of a failure on my NL2 challenge (HERE) that wasn't really a failure (I quadrupled my money and cashed out after a massive downswing), I decided to do something fun while I work up the motivation to get back to grinding NL2/5. I've also been playing local live tournaments and 1/2NL at the casino 3 days a week, so I'm in no real hurry to get back to the NL2 grind.

      Poker770 has these freerolls every minute that pay $0.05/$0.03/$0.02. I thought I'd try and grind up $100 starting with $0.00 on my account.

      As it stands so far, I've won a few and got some BI's together for the 0.10 6/9max sng's, however no real love on them yet. AK vs j6, j6 wins. Typical micro-minimum buy-in stuff. "The cards are suited so it's time to shove!".

      I'm not setting a timeline on this. I'll update when I remember.

      If by some miracle I hit $250 by the beginning of May, I will stake 5 microstakes players for $50 each. There, I can give something back to the community :D


      EDIT:Look HERE to see where I have moved from Poker770 to Unibet. The first 2 pages still chart some roller coaster progress.
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    • comit007
      comit007
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      Just so everyone can see, there's the last 2 months of history at Poker770. I played a couple a points tourneys for giggles, but nothing else happened. I may have had $0.01 CAD left from an exchange difference cash out, but I'm sure I'll be forgiven for a penny.

      I've got a whole quarter in my account now. Another couple dozen freerolls and I can buy a chocolate bar!



    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey comit007,

      This brings back memories of when I switched from play money to freerolls several years ago. I used to grind multiple rooms looking for the best value and softest freerolls I could find. I would rejoice at winning a few cents here and there.

      The day I won a $50 Freeroll on Poker770 out 0f ~800 players for $9.52 (wow :tongue: ), I felt like I'd won WSOP. :tongue:

      Happy Grinding

      Laz
    • comit007
      comit007
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      So I went to play in the local live tournament that is supposed to be on every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Guess what? It's no longer being held on Mondays. There's 100 km of driving for nothing.



      So after consoling myself with $20 into a slot machine, I came home and got back to work on this absurd challenge.

      I ground out a couple 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the 9max SnG's, and entered 3 of the $10 prize pool MTT's. I totally wiffed on one of the entries, but the other two were fruitful.





      That brings my total up to $3.32 CAD. Everything is going to be listed in Canadian $$ as that is what my account is in, and I'll be damned if I'm bothering with exchange rates.

      That might actually be enough to sit down with a couple BI's at a 2NL table. I'm honestly not sure with everything being in euros ?(

      It's nice to get back into the winning side of the online ledger, even if it is a couple of freerolls. I was always sure there were holes in my game, but I didn't think I was a complete donkey-fish as the last 5000 hands of NL5 in my other challenge would indicate :f_biggrin:
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Damnit, I'm a degenerate...

      So I watched a couple poker videos, read a couple poker posts on here, and played another 51 hands of NL2 in GBP or Euros or whatever Ipoker uses now.

      It went ok. 106 bb/100 lol. Flopped a set once, had aces once, and turned a set once. Good value for time served.



      I'm 5% done already. Go me. At $10 I'll actually be comfortable being a the tables. I really have no interest in ever participating in a freeroll SnG for a nickle again.
    • highyeah
      highyeah
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      Hey comit !

      you can try the DONs ! they are extremely soft

      Cash game too is soft there especially NL2

      GL in your challenge
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Think I'm going to stick to short stacked cash games for a little bit. I tried some DoN's and a couple SnG's and they aren't really for me I guess.

      I don't have a problem with suited anything being the nuts and having donk-a-trons shoving with it, I just have a problem with it always ACTUALLY being the nuts and winning.
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Put in another 300 or so hands towards this challenge, came out on the good side of the ledger.

      Most of my winnings came via one special case who insisted on swearing at me and calling me impolite British references to parts of the female anatomy. After I stacked him a couple times, he threatened me with the IRA. I'm not worried, I'm sure the IRA have better things to do than going chasing after a couple euros worth of NL2 that are now property of the Federated Socialist State of Canada.

      Almost 9% done!
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Suffered a little at the NL2 short stack tables against a guy who seemed to just have my number. It all worked out in the end as I ended up for the day, but it is frustrating blasting off 4 BI's to someone with a VPIP above 65%. I was honestly impressed at his ability to call in places he had no business calling, with hands he had no business calling with and hitting trips on the flop.

      Oh well, that's poker I guess.

      I've been looking to put in some more volume on this challenge as I'm still under 1k hands played (on NL2), but life has been conspiring against me. Well that and I've been playing live...

      Has anyone had any experience with the twister poker? the games fairly soft? I'm not sure if I want to try with such a low number of BI's. Maybe I'll grind up to $25 and try a couple of them out.

      Thoughts? Suggestions?
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Discovering again why I hate NL2, people can't think beyond what they have in their hand. Top pair, no kicker is the nuts regardless of the 275 draws on the board. Hell one hand I TOLD the guy what he had for cards and then overbet and he still called me on a 10 high board with 10/6o. Of course my overs with flush and gut shot draws didn't make it so he won lol.

      Grinding away. Looking to put in 500-750 hands tonight and nearly double my NL2 output.
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Well I need to take a step back I think. I'm pretty sure I'm not playing even close to my B game, and coupled with not winning the flips/odd suckout/60%'s/etc. I think I need to figure out a better strategy for how I'm playing.

      So far I've been pretty LAG about the entire challenge. My reasoning is that I'm fairly confident in how I'm able to play post flop, and I have a fair understanding of what my opponents are going to be using as ranges preflop. I guess where I run into trouble is when I get pushed back on, I'm inclined to think they have the goods, and when I look them up with something that has value, they do have the goods.

      But enough whining from me.

      I suffered at the tables the last couple sessions, so I tried a couple twister games for something different (that and 770 doesn't have a huge player base for SnG's/MTT's). Won both of them to balance the books a little.

      I may try a late night session and see where that goes. Maybe try another 500-1000 hands if I can get the tables together. However like I mentioned before, the player base is turning into an issue. The Bankroll problem today was that I couldn't get any short stacked tables together with more than 2-3 people. I ended up having to play on the regular tables with min buy-in, which is still double what I was looking to commit to any one BI at this point.

      Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated this in a while. I haven't played any 770 hands in a bit and have been either 1) playing in live tournaments during the day or 2) playing in cash games at night or 3) both.

      I've also not been feeling 100%, so I can't find the motivation to grind out a couple bucks here and there.

      Tell you what, I'll promise to play a minimum of 1k hands before the end of the weekend, and post at least 2 funny stories...

      On a separate note:

      I said I would be willing to stake 5 players @ $50 each if I hit $250 by the end of next month, and I am. I would like to see if I can get some coach support for this as well.

      Maybe a package deal. If I get to the $250, one of the coaches volunteers his/her services for 5 1 hour group sessions for myself and the 5 chosen stakes.

      Thoughts? I know it's a lame way of getting 5 hours of coaching, but you gotta do what you gotta do!
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey comit007,

      We have a separate board for Staking. Please keep discussions about staking to the relevant board and please keep an eye on the Ts + Cs for the staking forums as these will be updated in the next few days.

      Regards

      Laz
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Hi Laz,

      Yup I know about the separate forums. I'm not trying to solicit stake requests here, and I had every intention of making a separate thread in the correct forum if I hit the goal. I was just trying to see if anyone was interested in getting on board with coaching.

      If you want me to edit the requests out, let me know.
    • Lazza61
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      Hey comit007,

      I understand totally. :) It was more a general warning that the Ts and Cs of the staking boards will be updated after the weekend. As part of the change there will be more stringent criteria applied to people offering staking.

      Regards

      Laz
    • comit007
      comit007
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      As promised I ground out around 1k hands today, and ended up a bit for my efforts. Still not playing as well as I can, and suffered a couple mis-clicks while multi-tabling and distracted by wife/child/dog/squirrel/elbow skin.

      The shining beacon of that was I had AA on a table in the BB, it was a walk and I didn't notice. All I had seen was table #3...aces. So buzzer goes of and the table pops up and I notice a raise from CO so playing 20bb short stack, I just shove. Needless to say, my J4o got called and I was down a BI :f_cry:

      I'm going to try and really get some volume in this weekend and see if we can't get past these useless 20bb tables. Going to need about $20-$25 to feel ok about a full BI, but I think it's doable.

      Some pictures, cause they're fun.

      As you can see by the middle of the graph, my day wasn't exactly solid. There were a couple rockstar moments in there where superfish calls preflop, flop and turn to river a straight. You know if he calls a suited A3 or something in a LP and the flop gives him a ton of outs, I don't really mind. But it was like a 47o with a flopped 6 on a A high board. Same guy called Q3o in BB and called down top pair no kicker to river a 4 on the board flush. So much for my KK. Where's my fish cry emoticon? :f_cry: Ah, there it is, much better.



    • comit007
      comit007
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      Decided to grind out a few more hands today, and with the way the house is running today I'm going to have to split it into a couple of different sessions. Remember boys and girls, marriage is a wonderful thing...



      On a poker related note, after pocket aces 4 times so far today I'm actually UP money preflop! You may be thinking "WTF, whatever." But trust me, that's rare for my game. AA vs ATs, AA vs KK, and 2 folds to 3x bet preflop leaves me up $0.13! That's a win in my book!

      Another picture of the day so far, and I'm getting closer to my $20-$25 goal for the weekend. Woowoo!

    • comit007
      comit007
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      Started in on my afternoon/evening session and I'm already down a few BI's. I'm not tilting, but I did tilt into someones face. Here's my 2 shining beacons of awesomeness. Both from guys with VPIP's north of 60%.

      IPoker No-Limit Hold'em, €0.02 BB (6 handed) - IPoker Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com/

      Button (€3)
      Hero (SB) (€1.27)
      BB (€1.67)
      UTG (€2.63)
      MP (€2.45)
      CO (€2)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K
      2 folds, CO raises €0.06, 1 fold, Hero raises €0.17, BB calls €0.16, CO calls €0.12

      Flop: (€0.54) 7, 6, 3 (3 players)
      Hero bets €0.37, BB raises €1.49 (All-In), CO raises €1.82 (All-In), Hero calls €0.72 (All-In)

      Turn: (€4.61) 8 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      River: (€4.61) 2 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: €4.61

      Results below:
      Hero had K, K (one pair, Kings).
      BB had J, J (one pair, Jacks).
      CO had 5, 4 (straight, eight high).
      Outcome: CO won €4.64


      IPoker No-Limit Hold'em, £0.02 BB (6 handed) - IPoker Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com/

      Hero (BB) (£0.90)
      UTG (£1.47)
      MP (£1.96)
      CO (£2.96)
      Button (£2)
      SB (£1.48)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q
      UTG calls £0.02, 3 folds, SB raises £0.09, Hero raises £0.28, UTG calls £0.28, SB calls £0.20

      Flop: (£0.90) 4, J, 8 (3 players)
      SB bets £1.18 (All-In), Hero calls £0.60 (All-In), 1 fold

      Turn: (£2.10) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (£2.10) 8 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: £2.10

      Results below:
      SB had 6, A (flush, Ace high).
      Hero had Q, Q (two pair, Queens and eights).
      Outcome: SB won £2.54
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Well I made my goal for the weekend. The players started to taper off as it got later in the evening here, so I switched to some SnG's to fill some time. I took the advice if Highyeah earlier in the thread and sat down at the DoN tables.

      I had a $1 DoN manage to last exactly 1 hand. It was as follows:
      IPoker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 10/20 Blinds (4 handed) - IPoker Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Hero (Button) (t800)
      SB (t800)
      BB (t800)
      UTG (t800)

      Hero's M: 26.67

      Preflop: Hero is Button with 2, 2
      1 fold, Hero calls t20, SB calls t10, BB checks

      Flop: (t60) 5, A, 2 (3 players)
      SB bets t40, BB raises t180, Hero raises t320, SB raises t740 (All-In), BB calls t600 (All-In), Hero calls t460 (All-In)

      Turn: (t2,400) 8 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      River: (t2,400) 8 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: t2,400

      Results below:

      Hero had 2, 2 (full house, twos over eights).
      SB had A, 7 (two pair, Aces and eights).
      BB had A, 2 (two pair, Aces and eights).
      Outcome: Hero won t2,400


      With everything said and done for the evening, and with stuff that I need to do in the real world tomorrow, I leave you with my weekend bankroll.



      I'm overall quite happy with the progress of this, provided I actually sit down and play. I guess I need to work on my motivation and just get in the volume required to grind the bankroll up up and away.

      I know it's not as impressive as some of the other threads and challenges on here, but I'm also not looking to do this for anything other than a laugh. Let me know if there's anything I can do to make the thread more entertaining and readable. Any suggestions would also be welcome.
    • comit007
      comit007
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      Well boys and girls, another day and another couple of bucks in the bankroll.

      Didn't get hardly any volume in as I was busy throughout the day and there is hardly any traffic on at night. I guess I could start playing deepstacked on the tables, but it hardly ever seems to work out for me.

      IPoker No-Limit Hold'em, €0.02 BB (5 handed) - IPoker Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com/

      UTG (€2)
      MP (€2.49)
      Button (€4.57)
      Hero (SB) (€1.90)
      BB (€2.46)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 10, K
      2 folds, Button raises €0.06, Hero calls €0.05, 1 fold

      Flop: (€0.14) K, A, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets €0.09, Button raises €0.22, Hero raises €1.75 (All-In), Button calls €1.62

      Turn: (€3.82) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (€3.82) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: €3.82

      Results below:
      Button had A, 7 (two pair, Aces and fours).
      Hero had 10, K (two pair, Kings and fours).
      Outcome: Button won €3.57

      Ended up for the day, but thanks almost entirely to this hand I was running around 3 BI's below EV. I try not to bother with EV (which is why you don't see the line on the graphs) but sometimes it just sticks in your throat...

      In other news. I made Iron vip status with my limited play last month. Let's try and improve that this month.

      April Goals:
      - Bronze Status
      - $250 Bankroll (might as well shot for the total target!)
      - Rocking NL5

      Truthfully, I can see myself being able to get to somewhere between $50-$75 with the amount that I've been playing. I'd like to put in more hands, but just can't seem to get myself sat down for a good grind. And with no zoom/rush at nl2, having to multi-table s ton isn't for me. I've found 4-6 is about my maximum, after that it starts going poorly. If some multi-table ninja has some zen that they would like to share on the art of the multi-table, my inbox is open.

      Anyways, here are some pictures of my march for both cash and tournament play. Not horrible, but not great either. I guess if you consider the ROI I'm doing pretty good. :f_cool:





      For a total after today of: