A Swedish Taste of Clay

    • jockye
      jockye
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      • A Swedish Taste of Clay



      A new beginning...


      So... The Swedish community shut down.
      It really wasn't a matter of IF, but WHEN. What remains is the Swedish corner. However, both the quality and activity of the community have dropped significantly in the recent year.
      I tried to write on alternative Swedish poker communities, but never really liked any of them. Anyway, I need somewhere where I can document my progress. Hence, I find myself here in the English forum.

      About me
      I am 27 years old from Sweden. Before starting last year I had not played poker regularly for almost 2 years. The reason I stopped playing was studies, absence of motivation and the fact that I had grinded for so long at the online tables.
      I was burned out.

      I started playing again for some extra cash. It started well and poker was kind of fun again. It still goes weeks without me getting a single hand played. I'm trying to better myself in this regard.

      My poker career: the short version
      I started playing poker sometime in 2005 , though not very serious. It took probably really one and a half years before I really started to try and win frequently and climb the levels. Tilt was my biggest enemy many times and it took some time for me to really understand this. I thought I understood, but that was not the case.

      In 2008 I started playing poker for real and in late 2009 I was able to make my living. However, a somewhat limited living. :f_cool:

      I had some success, but never managed to win the really big money. In early 2012, I had grown tired of poker, and wanted to do something new. I stopped playing and has not played since.



      Well.. That's it for now. I'm going to check around for other blogs, and hope to get to know some of you guys. :rolleyes:

      Oh, and at the moment I'm mostly playing NLSH.
      Also, sorry for my rusty English. I haven't practice written English in many years. :)

      Best of luck,
      jockye
  • 11 replies
    • kevsaf
      kevsaf
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      Joined: 16.01.2009 Posts: 639
      Goodluck jockye! ;)

      Where do you gonna play?
    • jockye
      jockye
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      @kevsaf:
      Thank you! :)

      Mostly on iPoker and small amounts on PokerStars and SvenskaSpel.

      I think I played you on SvS a few days ago. I don't recall if I won or lost tho. :)
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Hi jockye,

      Welcome to EN Blogs, really nice to have you here :)

      Also, your English looks pretty awesome so don't worry about it.

      Looking forward to read more about your poker progress :s_cool:

      Best of luck,
      Fran
    • kevsaf
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      Originally posted by jockye
      @kevsaf:
      Thank you! :)

      Mostly on iPoker and small amounts on PokerStars and SvenskaSpel.

      I think I played you on SvS a few days ago. I don't recall if I won or lost tho. :)

      We've played a bit. Why Ipoker? :)
    • woodmo
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      Joined: 19.01.2011 Posts: 853
      If im not totally of tracks, i think you play HU cashgame right?

      I also play only HUcash and it would be really nice to have someone that focus on HU to talk and sweat with.

      And also talk about how to beat the tilt-issue, cuz i have some struggle with that and it can be extremly costly in HU :D
    • jockye
      jockye
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      Thank you Frankie.. Happy to be here :)


      Originally posted by kevsaf
      We've played a bit. Why Ipoker? :)
      In regards of fish-factor, SvenskaSpel would be the obvious answer. But I don't really like the software one bit. No auto-rebuy and other bad features.
      I must admit that Ipoker isn't as fishy, but there's still a lot of bad players. :f_biggrin:

      I'd love to play on PokerStars again, and I probably will in the near future once I proven myself to beat the Ipoker field.


      Originally posted by woodmo
      If im not totally of tracks, i think you play HU cashgame right?

      I also play only HUcash and it would be really nice to have someone that focus on HU to talk and sweat with.

      And also talk about how to beat the tilt-issue, cuz i have some struggle with that and it can be extremly costly in HU :D
      You aren't wrong. I have played HU cash, and I still do occasionally. But to be honest I don't think it is as fun as playing 6max. I was winning at it but I'm sure you can find better player who are willing to sweat with you. :)

      On the tilt-issue thing I would love to help in any way I can. The problem is that tilt is very individual and the things that work for me might not work for you. There's no really simple way to better tilt management. :f_cry:
      I will try and answer any question you have though. :)
    • jockye
      jockye
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      Joined: 10.10.2007 Posts: 2,705
      • The Plan




      So my plan with poker and this blog are the following:

      Results-oriented plan:
      • Move down to NL10 if down to 10 BI on current level
      • Move up to NL50 when 30 BI on that level

      Volume-oriented plan:
      • Play 15 000 hands for April
      • During April only 2 tables (speed poker)

      Study-oriented plan:
      • Watch 5 videos for April (and take notes)
      • Analyze 3 sessions for April

      Mental-oriented plan:
      • Construct a warm-up plan before session

      Blog-oriented plan:
      • Document weekly progress.
      • Evaluate oriented plans monthly
    • jockye
      jockye
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      Joined: 10.10.2007 Posts: 2,705
      Last week:


      A decent week. I played mostly good, but lost one or two buy-ins because of spew. Also some auto-pilot tendencies that I'm not to happy about.

      I'm working on getting used to warming up. It's a 3 step process. First clean my desk. Second choose focus for the session, for example 3betting ranges or such. Third don't start by bluffing off a stack.
      It's kinda working. :f_eek:

      Anyway 13BB/100 is okay for now :) , and I'm halfway through this month planned volume.
    • jockye
      jockye
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      This isn't going to be much of an update really. It's been pretty much a break even stretch of ~12k hands so far this week.




      Stupid hand against fish: :f_mad:
      iPoker - €0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: €20.00
      UTG: €6.36
      MP: €19.60
      CO: €20.00
      Hero (BTN): €25.63
      SB: €16.64

      SB posts SB €0.10, BB posts BB €0.20

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.30) Hero has J:club: T:club:

      fold, fold, CO raises to €0.60, Hero raises to €1.80, SB raises to €5.00, fold, fold, Hero calls €3.20

      Flop: (€10.80, 2 players) 5:diamond: A:heart: J:heart:
      SB bets €11.64, Hero calls €11.64

      Turn: (€34.08, 2 players) 8:club:

      River: (€34.08, 2 players) K:spade:

      Hero mucks J:club: T:club: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 47%, Flop 82%, Turn 93%)
      SB shows K:diamond: 3:diamond: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 53%, Flop 18%, Turn 7%)
      SB wins €32.38


      Instead, more of this plz: :s_love:

      iPoker - €0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: €29.15
      UTG: €8.64
      MP: €28.61
      CO: €10.81
      Hero (BTN): €45.72
      SB: €22.32

      SB posts SB €0.10, BB posts BB €0.20

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.30) Hero has 7:diamond: 7:heart:

      fold, MP raises to €0.60, CO calls €0.60, Hero raises to €2.80, fold, fold, MP calls €2.20, fold

      Flop: (€6.50, 2 players) 7:club: 7:spade: Q:spade:
      MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (€6.50, 2 players) 4:club:
      MP bets €3.60, Hero calls €3.60

      River: (€13.70, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      MP bets €6.85, Hero raises to €30.00, MP calls €15.36

      MP shows Q:heart: Q:club: (Full House, Queens full of Sevens) (Pre 81%, Flop 4%, Turn 2%)
      Hero shows 7:diamond: 7:heart: (Four of a Kind, Sevens) (Pre 19%, Flop 96%, Turn 98%)
      Hero wins €63.01

      Maybe I actually should call with the sevens in this spot. I think so. :s_cry:



      Anyway ~19k hands so far. Going for 15k before end of April.

      Been adjusting opening-ranges a bit and tried to remove cold-calling range in SB, which also means I need to work on 3betting ranges from SB. This is going to be the focus for the rest of this week.

      Best of luck,
      jockye
    • jockye
      jockye
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      Originally posted by jockye
      Results-oriented plan:
      • Move down to NL10 if down to 10 BI on current level
      • Move up to NL50 when 30 BI on that level
      • Stay on NL20 because of bad play and spew leading to kinda not good month. [CHECK]

      Volume-oriented plan:
      • Play 15 000 hands for April [CHECKx3]
      • During April only 2 tables (speed poker) [Played more at times. Mostly 4 tables]

      Study-oriented plan:
      • Watch 5 videos for April (and take notes) [Watched 3, took 0 notes]
      • Analyze 3 sessions for April [Did one, didn't write about it though]

      Mental-oriented plan:
      • Construct a warm-up plan before session [CHECK]

      Blog-oriented plan:
      • Document weekly progress. [NOT REALLY]
      • Evaluate oriented plans monthly [CHECK]

      And for May, plans look kinda similar:


      Results-oriented plan:
      • Move down to NL10 if down to 10 BI on current level
      • Move up to NL50 when 30 BI on that level

      Volume-oriented plan:
      • Play 100 000 hands for May
      • 4 tables (speed poker)

      Study-oriented plan:
      • Watch 5 videos for May (and take notes)
      • Analyze 3 sessions for May

      Mental-oriented plan:
      • Keep building on warm-up and try to start on quick session analyzes after session

      Blog-oriented plan:
      • Document weekly progress.
      • Evaluate oriented plans monthly



      Monthly graph:


      At least i got another $200 from the VIP-program.
    • jockye
      jockye
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      Joined: 10.10.2007 Posts: 2,705
      I've been sick for almost 3 weeks, and tons of work in school so I haven't played much this month. First week I was really knocked out.

      When I played I have played incredible bad and tilted almost every time.
      It's been a really though month. Both in poker and life in general. I don't really want to write more about it at this point. Maybe later. :s_cry:

      I have about one more week this semester. I will start to play more after that. I hope. :rolleyes: