Tilted.. and it's over

    • moharith
      moharith
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      :f_biggrin: Welcome to my new blog

      my avatar:


      Personal info

      Hi. I'm 27 years old and working as a school teacher on a primary school. I have a wife and 1 son of 1,5 years old. Poker has always been a hobby but because of the birth of my son I had to quit poker for a while. I recently opened my old blog, but that didn't succeed too well.

      Poker
      I've played around 500k hands and playing a home game every thursday. I recently deposited 15$ on Pokerstars and made it to 75$ dollar. Currently my bankroll is $96 dollar.

      Today i've bought Pokertracker and changed my name in my old hand histories because I wanted a fresh start with fresh new goals.

      I will use this blog to write down my thoughts after a review or a potential tilt.

      Theory
      • I have read the most importent pokerbooks
      • I watch the pokerstrategy videos (at least 1 per day)
      • I review my sessions (earlier with leakbuster now with leaktracker)
      • I use the handposting forums when i'm unsure with a hand


      Bankroll milestones (BRM):
      1. 20 (MSS NL2)
      2. 50 (BSS NL2)
      3. 75 (BSS Deepstack NL2) :heart: <-- HERE I AM NOW
      4. 100 (BSS Deepstack NL2 with shots on NL5)
      5. 120 (BSS NL5)
      6. 200 (BSS Deepstack NL5)
      7. 250 (BSS NL10)


      My earlier journey at NL2 (my old stats)



      My Hud:




      My first session with my new blog and Pokertracker



      The giant drop on my first session!

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

      MP: 69.5 BB (VPIP: 25.71, PFR: 5.71, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 35)
      MP+1: 221.5 BB (VPIP: 18.81, PFR: 15.84, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 101)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 7.95, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 178)
      BTN: 106 BB (VPIP: 12.16, PFR: 11.49, 3Bet Preflop: 6.00, Hands: 151)
      Hero (SB): 256.5 BB
      BB: 109 BB (VPIP: 34.56, PFR: 0.61, 3Bet Preflop: 0.43, Hands: 500)
      UTG: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 11.64, PFR: 10.18, 3Bet Preflop: 6.10, Hands: 278)
      UTG+1: 41.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 4)
      UTG+2: 51 BB (VPIP: 32.73, PFR: 12.73, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 55)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, UTG+1 calls 1 BB, UTG+2 calls 1 BB, MP calls 1 BB, MP+1 raises to 7 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 20 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to 46 BB, Hero calls 26 BB

      Flop: (96 BB, 2 players) 7:heart: 2:heart: 4:spade:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 37 BB, Hero calls 37 BB

      Turn: (170 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 112 BB, Hero raises to 173.5 BB and is all-in, MP+1 calls 26.5 BB and is all-in

      River: (447 BB, 2 players) T:club:

      Hero shows Q:heart: Q:diamond: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 19%, Flop 13%, Turn 5%)
      MP+1 shows A:club: A:spade: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 81%, Flop 87%, Turn 95%)
      MP+1 wins 432 BB


      Villain had a vpip of 20 and pfr of 18, combined with a 3bet of 11. I already thought I was against AA, but kept thinking he was exploiting me.. Bad call!!



      This was ok :)

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+1: 105 BB (VPIP: 8.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 50)
      Hero (CO): 260 BB
      BTN: 230 BB (VPIP: 19.47, PFR: 2.65, 3Bet Preflop: 1.55, Hands: 344)
      SB: 73.5 BB (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      BB: 136.5 BB (VPIP: 19.75, PFR: 18.52, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 82)
      UTG: 152 BB (VPIP: 31.25, PFR: 9.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      UTG+1: 95.5 BB (VPIP: 13.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      MP: 155.5 BB (VPIP: 15.56, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 46)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8:diamond: 8:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 4 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 4 BB, BTN calls 4 BB, fold, BB calls 3 BB

      Flop: (16.5 BB, 4 players) 3:heart: 3:spade: 8:club:
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets 9 BB, Hero raises to 27 BB, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls 18 BB

      Turn: (70.5 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:
      UTG+1 bets 64.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 64.5 BB

      River: (199.5 BB, 2 players) T:heart:

      UTG+1 shows A:spade: Q:heart: (One Pair, Threes) (Pre 45%, Flop 1%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows 8:diamond: 8:heart: (Full House, Eights full of Threes) (Pre 55%, Flop 99%, Turn 100%)
      Hero wins 192.5 BB


      I just loved his shitty betsizing. Could have raised the river, but feared higher straight, wich was stupid since i've blocked 2 sixes :D



      This one too:)


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 81 BB (VPIP: 30.51, PFR: 6.78, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 59)
      MP+1: 255.5 BB (VPIP: 7.22, PFR: 1.03, 3Bet Preflop: 2.44, Hands: 98)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      Hero (BTN): 251 BB
      SB: 237.5 BB (VPIP: 14.71, PFR: 11.76, 3Bet Preflop: 15.38, Hands: 34)
      BB: 476 BB (VPIP: 17.44, PFR: 12.60, 3Bet Preflop: 1.96, Hands: 874)
      UTG: 117.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      UTG+1: 140.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6:heart: 6:spade:

      fold, fold, MP calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 4 BB, SB calls 3.5 BB, BB calls 3 BB, MP calls 3 BB

      Flop: (16 BB, 4 players) 5:heart: 8:spade: 7:heart:
      SB bets 10 BB, fold, MP calls 10 BB, Hero calls 10 BB

      Turn: (46 BB, 3 players) 9:spade:
      SB checks, MP bets 10 BB, Hero calls 10 BB, SB calls 10 BB

      River: (76 BB, 3 players) 4:diamond:
      SB checks, MP bets 10 BB, Hero calls 10 BB, SB calls 10 BB

      MP shows 9:club: 9:heart: (Three of a Kind, Nines) (Pre 18%, Flop 10%, Turn 25%)
      Hero shows 6:heart: 6:spade: (Straight, Nine High) (Pre 16%, Flop 24%, Turn 63%)
      SB mucks J:heart: J:diamond: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 66%, Flop 67%, Turn 11%)
      Hero wins 102.5 BB




      I will edit this openingpost later. Will do another session now! :)
  • 7 replies
    • moharith
      moharith
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      Lol made profit in the session, but lost it all after one hand..


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 292.5 BB (VPIP: 19.05, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 43)
      CO: 251.5 BB (VPIP: 17.20, PFR: 12.16, 3Bet Preflop: 1.69, Hands: 1,039)
      BTN: 244.5 BB (VPIP: 11.58, PFR: 8.95, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 191)
      SB: 249 BB (VPIP: 13.74, PFR: 4.97, 3Bet Preflop: 0.79, Hands: 347)
      Hero (BB): 293.5 BB
      UTG: 132.5 BB (VPIP: 16.07, PFR: 10.71, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 57)
      UTG+1: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 6.03, PFR: 4.35, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 116)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 3:club: 3:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, SB calls 2.5 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

      Flop: (9 BB, 3 players) 4:club: 3:diamond: J:diamond:
      SB bets 2 BB, Hero raises to 14 BB, fold, SB calls 12 BB

      Turn: (37 BB, 2 players) 5:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 36 BB, SB raises to 95 BB, Hero raises to 276.5 BB and is all-in, SB calls 137 BB and is all-in

      River: (501 BB, 2 players) 9:club:

      SB shows 4:heart: 4:spade: (Three of a Kind, Fours) (Pre 81%, Flop 96%, Turn 98%)
      Hero shows 3:club: 3:spade: (Three of a Kind, Threes) (Pre 19%, Flop 4%, Turn 2%)
      SB wins 486 BB



      I putted villain on a flush draw since the call after my flop bet..
      Stupid right?
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,219
      Hey moharith,

      Welcome to the blogs.... again :)

      You sound like a man on a mission. I do like your idea of starting fresh. You have probably changed since the birth of your child (babies tend to do that).

      Good luck and happy grinding

      Laz
    • moharith
      moharith
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      My new start

      Hey lately i've emcumbered (if thats a word) myself with poker theory. Every day i've been watching video's, reading articles and handposts. I've also read a couple of pokerbooks. So last two days I was confident because I can beat NL2 and my sessions had a gigantic winrate but were way too long, after 1000 hands my winrate started to drop (see the first graph) and yesterday i was up $8 dollar and dropped to -0,45

      How could i?



      How could i again?



      After the review yesterday I saw I've lost a LOT of money because of bad play and even though I thought I was playing ok I really was playing bad. I've made bad bluffs and called when my gut said I shouldn't.

      BAD PLAYS

      Inside the spoiler are some hands wich I've reviewed (tagged) as very bad play. In other words I was trowing away money after I played a good game.



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

      BB: 48 BB (VPIP: 8.33, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      UTG: 76.5 BB (VPIP: 41.67, PFR: 41.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      UTG+1: 220.5 BB (VPIP: 46.37, PFR: 16.76, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 180)
      UTG+2: 212.5 BB (VPIP: 17.52, PFR: 11.54, 3Bet Preflop: 1.43, Hands: 238)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 28.95, PFR: 10.53, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 77)
      MP+1: 38.5 BB (VPIP: 28.13, PFR: 21.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      Hero (CO): 275.5 BB
      BTN: 109.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 37.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      SB: 131.5 BB (VPIP: 8.78, PFR: 6.42, 3Bet Preflop: 3.33, Hands: 301)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:club: J:diamond:

      UTG raises to 2 BB, UTG+1 raises to 5 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 15 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls 10 BB

      Flop: (33.5 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond: 6:diamond: 8:club:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 24 BB, UTG+1 calls 24 BB

      Turn: (81.5 BB, 2 players) 3:club:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 47 BB, UTG+1 calls 47 BB

      River: (175.5 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

      UTG+1 shows A:club: Q:heart: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 43%, Flop 85%, Turn 95%)
      Hero mucks J:club: J:diamond: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 57%, Flop 15%, Turn 5%)
      UTG+1 wins 169.5 BB


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG+1: 76.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      MP: 219 BB (VPIP: 46.33, PFR: 16.38, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 178)
      MP+1: 148 BB (VPIP: 17.24, PFR: 11.21, 3Bet Preflop: 1.45, Hands: 236)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 28.38, PFR: 10.81, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 75)
      BTN: 38.5 BB (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 23.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      Hero (SB): 340.5 BB
      BB: 111 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      UTG: 132.5 BB (VPIP: 9.00, PFR: 6.57, 3Bet Preflop: 3.45, Hands: 294)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to 3 BB, CO calls 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 12 BB, fold, MP+1 calls 9 BB, fold

      Flop: (28 BB, 2 players) 2:spade: 5:diamond: 3:diamond:
      Hero bets 13 BB, MP+1 calls 13 BB

      Turn: (54 BB, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks

      River: (54 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets 40 BB, MP+1 calls 40 BB

      Hero shows J:spade: A:spade: (One Pair, Twos) (Pre 31%, Flop 24%, Turn 15%)
      MP+1 shows K:diamond: A:heart: (Flush, King High) (Pre 69%, Flop 76%, Turn 85%)
      MP+1 wins 129.5 BB


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

      MP: 74 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      MP+1: 111 BB (VPIP: 15.83, PFR: 11.67, 3Bet Preflop: 3.00, Hands: 365)
      CO: 331.5 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 19.05, 3Bet Preflop: 22.22, Hands: 21)
      BTN: 244.5 BB (VPIP: 17.53, PFR: 0.27, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 371)
      SB: 130.5 BB (VPIP: 15.60, PFR: 10.09, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 110)
      Hero (BB): 252.5 BB
      UTG: 213.5 BB (VPIP: 20.12, PFR: 11.24, 3Bet Preflop: 4.17, Hands: 171)
      UTG+1: 182 BB (VPIP: 16.00, PFR: 4.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 50)
      UTG+2: 100 BB (VPIP: 23.81, PFR: 19.58, 3Bet Preflop: 7.41, Hands: 190)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 4:diamond: 4:club:

      fold, fold, fold, MP calls 1 BB, fold, CO raises to 6 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 5 BB, fold

      Flop: (13.5 BB, 2 players) 2:heart: 6:club: 5:club:
      Hero bets 9 BB, CO raises to 23.5 BB, Hero calls 14.5 BB

      Turn: (60.5 BB, 2 players) 6:heart:
      Hero checks, CO bets 33.5 BB, Hero calls 33.5 BB

      River: (127.5 BB, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero checks, CO bets 71 BB, fold

      CO wins 123 BB


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

      BB: 87 BB (VPIP: 64.29, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      UTG: 100 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 142)
      UTG+1: 253 BB (VPIP: 16.23, PFR: 11.52, 3Bet Preflop: 6.77, Hands: 386)
      Hero (UTG+2): 270.5 BB
      MP: 75.5 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      MP+1: 188.5 BB (VPIP: 16.88, PFR: 13.08, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 240)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 15.76, PFR: 11.68, 3Bet Preflop: 2.91, Hands: 373)
      BTN: 80.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      SB: 67.5 BB (VPIP: 29.79, PFR: 17.02, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 47)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, UTG+1 calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 4 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls 3 BB

      Flop: (9.5 BB, 2 players) 7:heart: T:diamond: 8:heart:
      UTG+1 bets 1 BB, Hero raises to 6 BB, UTG+1 raises to 18 BB, Hero calls 12 BB

      Turn: (45.5 BB, 2 players) 6:spade:
      UTG+1 bets 29 BB, Hero calls 29 BB

      River: (103.5 BB, 2 players) 4:club:
      UTG+1 bets 63 BB, fold

      UTG+1 wins 100 BB



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

      UTG+1: 82.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      UTG+2: 232 BB (VPIP: 39.85, PFR: 15.04, 3Bet Preflop: 2.97, Hands: 272)
      Hero (MP): 260 BB
      MP+1: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      CO: 93 BB (VPIP: 19.50, PFR: 1.24, 3Bet Preflop: 0.89, Hands: 327)
      BTN: 27.5 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      SB: 92 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 39.68, PFR: 24.19, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 64)
      UTG: 229.5 BB (VPIP: 20.95, PFR: 10.81, 3Bet Preflop: 3.17, Hands: 150)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 4 BB, fold, Hero calls 4 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls 3 BB

      Flop: (12.5 BB, 3 players) J:heart: T:heart: Q:club:
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets 5 BB, Hero raises to 15 BB, fold, UTG+1 calls 10 BB

      Turn: (42.5 BB, 2 players) 6:club:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 24 BB, UTG+1 calls 24 BB

      River: (90.5 BB, 2 players) K:spade:
      UTG+1 bets 39.5 BB and is all-in, fold

      UTG+1 wins 87.5 BB


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

      CO: 258.5 BB (VPIP: 51.65, PFR: 3.30, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 372)
      BTN: 90.5 BB (VPIP: 14.63, PFR: 4.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 41)
      Hero (SB): 297.5 BB
      BB: 262 BB (VPIP: 19.04, PFR: 10.46, 3Bet Preflop: 1.85, Hands: 485)
      UTG: 50 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      UTG+1: 218 BB (VPIP: 38.89, PFR: 13.89, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 36)
      UTG+2: 79 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 3.77, PFR: 1.89, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      MP+1: 281 BB (VPIP: 16.76, PFR: 11.93, 3Bet Preflop: 6.61, Hands: 356)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6:diamond: 6:club:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to 12 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 11.5 BB, fold, UTG+1 calls 9 BB

      Flop: (37 BB, 3 players) 3:spade: J:diamond: 9:club:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, MP+1 bets 18 BB, Hero calls 18 BB, fold

      Turn: (73 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks

      River: (73 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 55 BB, fold

      MP+1 wins 70.5 BB



      Cause

      My main problem is I find it hard too pull the brakes when I'm running good. After about 1,5 too 2 hours my play starts to deteriorates (if that's a word) and i'm slightly tilting. The main cause for this is that last year i've been diagnosed with an attention disorder and concentrating too long takes too much energy. This has nothing to do with my intelligence, but when i'm at low energy stopping myself is really hard even though I know i'm loosing. This is my main leak. That's why I needed to make some strict guidelines.

      My sessions now can not take any longer then 1,5-2 hours. When I'm feeling I'm playing my B-game I need to quit the session.

      Solution

      Even though my sessions will be shorter I will have some more time to evaluate and relax, wich will in return build up my energy level etc. During my review I've found a couple of leaks.

      Leaks

      • Before a Blindsteal look at the FTS ratio and after a 3-bet be carefull with continuing play
      • Keep watching pot odds when drawing
      • Don't always contibet (look at F to C-bet ratio)
      • Trust my gut and fold when I think I'm beat


      These leaks are on a post-it on my computer. Now on the third day of my new blog I was on a good run again during the first half of my gameplay. I was able to make a BB/100 of 82 over 748 hands. After reviewing I've folded when I needed to and hardly made any mistakes.

      After the adjustments:



      This makes my final graph now look like:





      Some nice hands (watch the river shoves lol):



      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 69 BB (VPIP: 60.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      BB: 92 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 6)
      UTG: 100.5 BB (VPIP: 18.94, PFR: 3.34, 3Bet Preflop: 1.54, Hands: 367)
      UTG+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 29.73, PFR: 21.62, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 37)
      MP: 180.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 6)
      Hero (CO): 259 BB
      BTN: 244 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 6)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5:spade: 5:heart:

      fold, fold, MP raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB, BTN raises to 15 BB, SB calls 14.5 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 12 BB

      Flop: (49 BB, 3 players) A:spade: Q:heart: 7:heart:
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: (49 BB, 3 players) 5:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets 47 BB, BTN calls 47 BB, fold

      River: (143 BB, 2 players) 9:heart:
      Hero bets 125 BB, BTN calls 125 BB

      Hero shows 5:spade: 5:heart: (Three of a Kind, Fives) (Pre 20%, Flop 13%, Turn 95%)
      BTN mucks K:spade: K:club: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 80%, Flop 87%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 379 BB


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 383.5 BB (VPIP: 17.74, PFR: 4.84, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 125)
      MP+1: 103 BB (VPIP: 9.33, PFR: 9.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 76)
      CO: 165.5 BB (VPIP: 10.66, PFR: 7.61, 3Bet Preflop: 1.79, Hands: 201)
      BTN: 35.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 40)
      Hero (SB): 481.5 BB
      BB: 190.5 BB (VPIP: 23.53, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      UTG: 128 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 64)
      UTG+1: 201.5 BB (VPIP: 39.47, PFR: 13.16, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 40)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6:club: 6:spade:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 4 BB, MP calls 4 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 3.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (13 BB, 3 players) 3:diamond: 4:club: J:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, MP checks

      Turn: (13 BB, 3 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets 477.5 BB and is all-in, UTG+1 calls 197.5 BB and is all-in, fold

      River: (408 BB, 2 players) 2:club:

      Hero shows 6:club: 6:spade: (Three of a Kind, Sixes) (Pre 53%, Flop 12%, Turn 100%)
      UTG+1 shows J:spade: K:club: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 47%, Flop 88%, Turn 0%)
      Hero wins 393.5 BB


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

      UTG+2: 383 BB (VPIP: 18.10, PFR: 5.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 117)
      MP: 104.5 BB (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 64)
      MP+1: 91.5 BB (VPIP: 9.93, PFR: 7.31, 3Bet Preflop: 2.15, Hands: 306)
      CO: 165.5 BB (VPIP: 11.17, PFR: 7.82, 3Bet Preflop: 1.85, Hands: 182)
      BTN: 35.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      Hero (SB): 251.5 BB
      BB: 190.5 BB (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      UTG: 124 BB (VPIP: 12.73, PFR: 12.73, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 56)
      UTG+1: 261.5 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 32)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6:heart: 6:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) 7:heart: A:diamond: T:heart:
      Hero bets 4 BB, BB calls 4 BB

      Turn: (14 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets 11 BB, BB calls 11 BB

      River: (36 BB, 2 players) K:club:
      Hero bets 233.5 BB and is all-in, BB calls 172.5 BB and is all-in

      Hero shows 6:heart: 6:club: (Three of a Kind, Sixes) (Pre 52%, Flop 15%, Turn 100%)
      BB shows A:spade: K:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Kings) (Pre 48%, Flop 85%, Turn 0%)
      Hero wins 367.5 BB


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

      Hero (BB): 256 BB
      UTG: 144 BB (VPIP: 13.19, PFR: 9.72, 3Bet Preflop: 6.98, Hands: 146)
      UTG+1: 40.5 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
      UTG+2: 196 BB (VPIP: 23.72, PFR: 3.72, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 217)
      MP: 101 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 5.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
      MP+1: 266 BB (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 11.76, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      CO: 180 BB (VPIP: 23.40, PFR: 19.15, 3Bet Preflop: 15.38, Hands: 47)
      BTN: 59.5 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 5.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
      SB: 94 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to 2 BB, MP calls 2 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 8 BB, fold, MP calls 6 BB

      Flop: (18.5 BB, 2 players) K:heart: J:club: 3:spade:
      Hero checks, MP bets 4 BB, Hero calls 4 BB

      Turn: (26.5 BB, 2 players) 5:heart:
      Hero bets 15 BB, MP calls 15 BB

      River: (56.5 BB, 2 players) J:heart:
      Hero bets 226 BB, MP calls 74 BB and is all-in

      Hero shows J:diamond: J:spade: (Four of a Kind, Jacks) (Pre 82%, Flop 97%, Turn 100%)
      MP shows T:heart: T:spade: (Two Pair, Jacks and Tens) (Pre 18%, Flop 3%, Turn 0%)
      Hero wins 197.5 BB


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 385.5 BB (VPIP: 18.29, PFR: 4.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 165)
      MP+1: 80 BB (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 30)
      CO: 97.5 BB (VPIP: 9.58, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 1.57, Hands: 411)
      BTN: 212.5 BB (VPIP: 32.10, PFR: 7.41, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 82)
      SB: 69 BB (VPIP: 12.82, PFR: 6.41, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 80)
      Hero (BB): 653 BB
      UTG: 219 BB (VPIP: 23.21, PFR: 5.36, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 57)
      UTG+1: 144.5 BB (VPIP: 10.55, PFR: 6.33, 3Bet Preflop: 1.41, Hands: 239)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 2:club: 2:heart:

      fold, fold, MP calls 1 BB, MP+1 raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, fold, Hero calls 2 BB, fold

      Flop: (10.5 BB, 3 players) K:heart: 2:diamond: T:spade:
      Hero bets 8 BB, MP+1 calls 8 BB, fold

      Turn: (26.5 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond:
      Hero bets 16 BB, MP+1 raises to 69 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 53 BB

      River: (164.5 BB, 2 players) 9:spade:

      Hero shows 2:club: 2:heart: (Three of a Kind, Twos) (Pre 51%, Flop 95%, Turn 91%)
      MP+1 shows K:club: Q:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Queens) (Pre 49%, Flop 5%, Turn 9%)
      Hero wins 158.5 BB


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 385 BB (VPIP: 18.64, PFR: 5.08, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 119)
      UTG+1: 104.5 BB (VPIP: 10.45, PFR: 10.45, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 68)
      MP: 165.5 BB (VPIP: 11.29, PFR: 8.06, 3Bet Preflop: 1.85, Hands: 189)
      MP+1: 35.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 34)
      Hero (CO): 428.5 BB
      BTN: 190.5 BB (VPIP: 36.36, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      SB: 123 BB (VPIP: 12.28, PFR: 12.28, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 58)
      BB: 261.5 BB (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 34)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) K:club: 6:diamond: 8:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 4 BB, BB raises to 8 BB, Hero calls 4 BB

      Turn: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 9:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 10 BB, BB raises to 20 BB, Hero calls 10 BB

      River: (62.5 BB, 2 players) J:diamond:
      BB bets 30 BB, Hero calls 30 BB

      BB shows 8:club: 6:club: (Two Pair, Eights and Sixes) (Pre 37%, Flop 75%, Turn 82%)
      Hero shows K:spade: J:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks) (Pre 63%, Flop 25%, Turn 18%)
      Hero wins 118 BB






      And further...


      I know I can make a BB/100 between 10 - 20 on NL2 (with tilting in between). Before moving up to NL5 I want to play at least 10 days in a row with 0% tilts while keeping to my session limit rule.

      My current bankroll is $103 atm, not bad since I started less then a month ago with $15...

      Anyway I won't move up to NL5 when i'm at $120 since I'm working on my play at the moment.

      Personal..

      My wife is pregnant again and tomorrow were going for the first echo! :f_biggrin: I'm sooo curious, since last pregnancy wasn't really what we've hoped for (but my son is doing great now).

      I'm still teaching kids 4 days in a row and will put my university master plans on a hold for 1 year. I want to concentrate on the pregnancy and want to go up the limits.

      My main goal is to have a $1k BR by the end of this year.


      Thanks for reading.


    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,219
      Hey moharith,

      Sometimes you need to take a breath and let it all sink in. You were close, the word you seek is emcumbered.

      I struggle to play because of lack of energy (I'm old and unhealthy) and when I do play when I feel like that my play deteriorates (the other word) fairly quickly.

      You are right in the fact that you need to be able to recognise when to stop a session. If I start on a heater, then I just keep getting looser and looser until it starts to become obvious.

      And congrats to you and your wife. :]

      Happy Grinding

      Laz
    • moharith
      moharith
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      Tilt :f_frown: :f_frown: :f_frown: :f_frown:

      I don't know how it happened but I tilted to the max! :s_cry: :f_cry: ..

      I was gold member today :] had a 100$ bankroll :] (after grinding NL2 for 1,5 month) but took some bad beats.. (i've been griding ok since 2 months)..

      Then I decided to join NL25 zoom! ... When I had 110$ I decided to join NL100 zoom!

      Then I went all in with KK.. and now my bankroll is 15$

      :f_mad: I really messed it up..

      My play is okay over the long run.. but my tilt messes it up soo much.. i think its better to quit for now :(

      -----------

      I took some NL5 shots that worked out okay. Had $15 dollar on a NL5 table, went all in with TT at a TA88 board, but villain had AA.. That was the start of the tilt.

      Have been playing poker and studying theory every day now for the last 2 months.. (played each day for about 2 hours) ...
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      Oh no :( So sorry to hear that :(

      Take a break, that's all I can say. Don't deposit more money that you can't afford to spend on this at the moment. When you have some spare money again that you could deposit and once you've got your mind cleared again, then maybe go for it again and give it another shot.

      That's about the only advice I can give right now! In the meantime maybe it would be worth it to read a book like The Mental Game of Poker? Perhaps that could help with avoiding further tilt issues in the future.

      Hopefully we'll see you back in the grind soon, and hopefully we'll see you crush then :f_cool:

      But like I said, don't rush things, get your mind and money straight first :)

      Regards,
      Tino
    • SirPaulius
      SirPaulius
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 580
      nah u'll see after few days/week/months/years (like i did) you'll back to poker.