kennyxx playing FL

    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Hello Everyone,
      Let's start another FL blog for everybody, who's interested.


      Who I am and how I start with poker You can find in my introducing post so it's not neccesary to write it down again. I have no idea how often I will update but I will try as often as I will force myself to do it.

      I started on Titan but right now I'm playing on Party so here is my current bankroll (including bonuses):
      Titan: 111,07 EUR
      Party: 188,46 USD

      I have some money on another sites but I'm playing MTTs only there. My entire poker bankroll is about 1500USD (so It's not easy to play microstakes for me, but I'm trying to :) ).

      Back to FL. I started on lowest level on Titan to see what is FL about. I moved from .02/.04 to .05/.1 after about 1500 hands and after another 3k hands I moved to .1/.2. Unfortunatelly I played four tables from beginning and as You can see, it was not good idea:



      I found many threads like "Titan is rigged" on the internet so I thought it's because of Titan (now I know that it was because of me :D ).

      However I opened account on party and deposited another 50 USD. I rereaded articles again and started from the beginning. I started with one .1/.2FR table. After few sessions I opened another one. Now I'm playing mostly on two tables, sometimes I open third one (but only if I feel concentrated enough). I also reduce time from two hours or so to about 50 minutes per session (it's about 150 hands per session) because I found that I'm loosing concentration after about hour. I think it helps me a lot as You can see on party graph (I just passed first session on .15/.30FR ):



      I will stay on Party until I clear deposit bonus and then maybe switch back to Titan to clear bonus there.

      I don't like to set any longterm goals so one for near future at least:
      Move up to .25/.50 FR and found a way how to play MTTs and FL together (not the same time of course :D )

      I hope to update soon so wish me good luck and see You at the tables...
  • 86 replies
    • sirilidion
      sirilidion
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 1,575
      good luck and hope you run good for a long time
    • opal99
      opal99
      Black
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      nice to see new FL blog :)

      Keep us informed regularly; good luck!
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Thank You, guys

      I had first bad day of this month yesterday. All tables full of TAGs in the afternoon. In the evening I came back and found some. Many strong hands were beated by river. I played some hands realy bad too. It was not my A game yesterday :( . Strange is that I felt well whole evening.
      I'm going to review yesterday sessions and hope will find what was wrong. I will post some hands later.


    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Its always great to see new blogs :)

      Good luck with moving up the limits. I was actually playing a bit of low stakes FL yesterday and it was crazy fishy :)
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Thank You, Soy


      I had just finished realy nice short session.
      I played one .15/.30 table. I was 7BB down after 30 hands, it means I made 38BB within ten hands :D :D :D . Unfortunatelly I have to left table after that :(

      Hands: 40
      Amount won:9.40$


      Sorry, no hands from previous session (Grab'em cannot open HH file) so only one of today's lucky hands

      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , Q:club:
      UTG calls, UTG+1 calls, 2 folds, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, Hero raises, BU calls, SB calls, BB folds, UTG calls, UTG+1 calls, MP2 calls, MP3 calls.

      Flop: (15,00 SB) A:heart: , J:club: , 5:heart: (7 players)
      SB checks, UTG checks, UTG+1 bets, MP2 calls, MP3 folds, Hero raises, BU calls, SB folds, UTG calls, UTG+1 calls, MP2 calls.

      Turn: (12,50 BB) K:heart: (5 players)
      UTG checks, UTG+1 bets, MP2 folds, Hero calls, BU calls, UTG calls.

      River: (16,50 BB) 8:heart: (4 players)
      UTG checks, UTG+1 checks, Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: 16,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows [ Kd, Tc ] a pair of Kings
      UTG shows [ 3s, 4s ] high card Ace
      Hero shows [ Ad, Qc ] a pair of Aces
      UTG+1 shows [ Kc, Td ] a pair of Kings
      Hero wins $4.71 USD with a pair of Aces.

      showdown 4handed and no one had hearts, LOL
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      I had allmost breakeven session today, at least I cleared another part of bonus and became Queen.

      Current party bankroll: 203,45$


      I won both rockets.....

      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , A:diamond:
      4 folds, MP3 raises, CO 3-bets, 2 folds, Hero caps, MP3 calls, CO calls.

      Flop: (12,47 SB) 5:heart: , 7:spade: , T:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets, MP3 calls, CO raises, Hero 3-bets, MP3 folds, CO caps, Hero calls.

      Turn: (10,73 BB) 2:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO calls.

      River: (12,73 BB) J:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO calls.

      Final Pot: 14,73 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows [ Qh, Qc ] a pair of Queens
      Hero shows [ Ah, Ad ] a pair of Aces
      Hero wins $4.20 USD with a pair of Aces.



      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:diamond: , A:club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 folds, MP1 raises, Hero 3-bets, 3 folds, SB calls, BB folds, UTG+1 calls, MP1 caps, Hero calls, SB calls, UTG+1 calls.

      Flop: (17,00 SB) 3:club: , 9:club: , 3:diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, UTG+1 checks, MP1 bets, Hero raises, SB 3-bets, UTG+1 folds, MP1 calls, Hero caps, SB calls, MP1 calls.

      Turn: (14,50 BB) 3:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP1 checks, Hero bets, SB calls, MP1 calls.

      River: (17,50 BB) J:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP1 checks, Hero bets, SB calls, MP1 calls.

      Final Pot: 20,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows [ As, Qs ] three of a kind, Threes
      Hero shows [ Ad, Ac ] a full house, Threes full of Aces
      SB shows [ Kh, Ks ] a full house, Threes full of Kings
      Hero wins $5.85 USD with a full house, Threes full of Aces.

      ....and lost both ladies


      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with Q:spade: , Q:heart:
      Hero raises, 4 folds, BU calls, SB folds, BB calls.

      Flop: (6,47 SB) 9:spade: , 6:diamond: , 4:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets, Hero raises, BU calls, BB calls.

      Turn: (6,23 BB) T:spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets, BU raises, BB folds, Hero 3-bets, BU calls.

      River: (12,23 BB) J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets, BU raises, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 16,23 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows [ Th, Td ] three of a kind, Tens
      Hero shows [ Qs, Qh ] a pair of Queens
      BU wins $4.63 USD with three of a kind, Tens.



      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:heart: , Q:club:
      MP1 raises, Hero 3-bets, 3 folds, SB calls, BB folds, MP1 calls.

      Flop: (10,00 SB) 3:heart: , 5:diamond: , 8:diamond: (3 players)
      SB bets, MP1 raises, Hero 3-bets, SB calls, MP1 calls.

      Turn: (9,50 BB) 6:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP1 checks, Hero bets, SB calls, MP1 raises, Hero calls, SB calls.

      River: (15,50 BB) A:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP1 bets, Hero calls, SB calls.

      Final Pot: 18,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows [ Kc, Kh ] a pair of Kings
      Hero shows [ Qh, Qc ] a pair of Queens
      MP1 shows [ Jd, Ad ] a flush, Ace high
      MP1 wins $5.28 USD with a flush, Ace high.

      and finally one lucky missclick from yesterday (preflop cap instead of fold) I lost connection on river, luckily they checked it :D

      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8:club: , 8:heart:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 calls, MP1 folds, MP2 calls, MP3 folds, CO calls, Hero calls, SB calls, BB raises, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 calls, MP2 3-bets, CO folds, Hero caps, SB folds, BB calls, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 calls, MP2 calls.

      Flop: (22,00 SB) 2:diamond: , 6:heart: , 8:diamond: (5 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets, UTG+2 calls, MP2 calls, Hero raises, BB folds, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 calls, MP2 calls.

      Turn: (15,00 BB) 4:club: (4 players)
      UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 calls, MP2 calls.

      River: (19,00 BB) 3:spade: (4 players)
      UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 folds, MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: 19,00 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG+1 shows [ Kd, 2h ] a pair of Twos
      Hero shows [ 8c, 8h ] three of a kind, Eights
      MP2 shows [ Kc, Qs ] high card King
      Hero wins $5.42 USD with three of a kind, Eights.
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Quick update

      Since I was out from BOTD during first hour, I decided to play "2 for 1" turney on party. 2$ buy-in, 600+ ppl, 80 places paid. After 3 hours of playing I won 3.58$ :D (first one out in 51, second one in 136).
      Not bad result for me, because the internet connection became ustable. Some hands were quite funny. I pushed AQs and nothing happend. After 10 seconds another hand was dealt and I had 3 seconds to act. By reviewing HH I saw that nobody called my push. No more turneys like this...

      Next time I have to check weather forecast before the turney starts :D

      Current party bankroll: 206,04$
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      I had another losing session yesterday. But as I found theese sessions helps me more than winning ones. During review I told myself many times: " What the hell You tried to do here?" I didn't lose any huge pots but many small ones. I need to focus on postflop game against draws because I think it's my biggest leak now (to tell the truth one of them only).

      My current goal is reread silver articles before next session (I already rereaded bronze ones) and review last sessions again. Unfortunatelly I missed last FL coachings so I'm going to join next ones. And working on my leaks mentioned before of course.

      Current party bankroll: 198,78$
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Yeterday I had nice session. Part of it at least. But I'm glad I'm over 200$ again. Only thing I'm not happy with is that I hit only 1 of 12 floped flushdraws. Hope better days will come... I played some realy "nice" hands where my Aces and Kings were beaten by Q3s (runner runner flush) and 46o (runner runner straight). But I won few very next hands and it moved me over that. I was allmost card death last hour of session but for some reason I didn't stop playing. I had only few playable hands which tended me to overplaying them. I have to do something with it....



      I cleared another part of my deposit bonus and for last part I need 48 more party points. I'm going to clear it this weekend.

      Current party bankroll: 214,96$


      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J:spade: , J:club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls, MP2 raises, 2 folds, Hero 3-bets, SB folds, BB calls, UTG+1 calls, MP1 calls, MP2 calls.

      Flop: (15,47 SB) 6:diamond: , 7:spade: , 2:club: (5 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 checks, MP1 bets, MP2 calls, Hero raises, BB calls, UTG+1 folds, MP1 calls, MP2 calls.

      Turn: (11,73 BB) 7:club: (4 players)
      BB checks, MP1 bets, MP2 calls, Hero raises, BB folds, MP1 calls, MP2 calls.

      River: (17,73 BB) 7:heart: (3 players)
      MP1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets, MP1 calls, MP2 folds.

      Final Pot: 19,73 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows [ 8c, 6c ] a full house, Sevens full of Sixes
      Hero shows [ Js, Jc ] a full house, Sevens full of Jacks
      Hero wins $5.63 USD with a full house, Sevens full of Jacks.



      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 2:spade: , 9:club:
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls, 2 folds, BU calls, SB calls, Hero checks.

      Flop: (4,00 SB) 8:heart: , 9:heart: , 2:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, MP2 calls, BU calls, SB calls.

      Turn: (4,00 BB) 2:diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, MP2 calls, BU folds, SB calls.

      River: (7,00 BB) 2:club: (3 players)
      SB bets, Hero raises, MP2 folds, SB calls.

      Final Pot: 11,00 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows [ 8c, Jh ] a full house, Twos full of Eights
      Hero shows [ 2s, 9c ] four of a kind, Twos
      Hero wins $3.14 USD with four of a kind, Twos.


      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:club: , K:spade:
      4 folds, CO calls, Hero raises, SB calls, BB calls, CO calls.

      Flop: (8,00 SB) Q:spade: , 9:club: , J:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets, SB folds, BB calls, CO calls.

      Turn: (5,50 BB) T:heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets, BB raises, CO 3-bets, Hero caps, BB calls, CO calls.

      River: (17,50 BB) 4:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets, CO calls, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 20,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows [ Kd, 9h ] a straight Nine to King
      Hero shows [ Ac, Ks ] a straight Ten to Ace
      BB shows [ Ts, Kc ] a straight Nine to King
      Hero wins $5.85 USD with a straight, Ten to Ace.
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      Nice to see FL blogs. Keep it going and GL. :)
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Today everything started fine. At the beginning I lost some BB. I had some good hands on all tables but most of them miss the flop. After while I won first big pot and felt well (pocket tens, hand below).
      But then it happen. I lost many pots in a row and Mr Tilt came to visit. Till I realize it and closed tables I also lost some big pots. That time I was 30BB down. An hour or so later I came back and started again. My A game was back and finally todays session finished in green numbers.
      I hope next time I will be able to stop playing earlier. Of course better will be if Mr Tilt won't come again, but who knows....



      Only current goal is reread Tilt articles before next session.


      Current party bankroll: 218,78$




      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:spade: , T:heart:
      4 folds, CO calls, BU calls, SB calls, Hero raises, CO calls, BU calls, SB calls.

      Flop: (8,00 SB) 4:heart: , T:diamond: , K:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, CO calls, BU raises, SB calls, Hero 3-bets, CO folds, BU calls, SB calls.

      Turn: (9,00 BB) K:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, BU bets, SB calls, Hero raises, BU calls, SB calls.

      River: (15,00 BB) 8:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, BU calls, SB raises, Hero 3-bets, BU folds, SB calls.

      Final Pot: 22,00 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows [ 9h, 6h ] a flush, King high
      Hero shows [ Ts, Th ] a full house, Tens full of Kings
      Hero wins $6.27 USD with a full house, Tens full of Kings.

      It's not easy for me to post hands of which I know I played bad so no more hands today...

      Tomorrow I'll take a break of FL (at least I hope so :D ). I'm going to play some MTTs tomorrow.
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Today I played some MTTs but only one I got ITM...


      PokerStars Tournament #118934859, No Limit Hold'em
      Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20
      1165 players
      Total Prize Pool: $2330.00
      Tournament started - 2008/11/15 - 02:00:00 (ET)

      Dear knx.96,

      You finished the tournament in 24th place.
      A $8.63 award has been credited to your Real Money account.


      I'm going to play another turney tonight so wish me good luck...
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Just to Yesterday, in the evening I played New players freeroll on party, which gain me 1,09$.

      Today I played FL again and won my biggest pot so far. Nothing else interesting except of unlucky end of session. I lost some hands and lost whole biggest pot I won before :(

      Today I also participated in BOTD where I finished in 449th and won 14,28$ (8,78$ net)



      Current party bankroll: 229,25$



      0,15/0,30 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 6:diamond: , 6:heart:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 calls, 2 folds, Hero calls, CO calls, BU raises, SB folds, BB calls, UTG+1 calls, UTG+2 calls, Hero calls, CO calls.

      Flop: (12,47 SB) T:diamond: , 6:spade: , 5:spade: (6 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero bets, CO raises, BU 3-bets, 2 folds, UTG+2 calls, Hero caps, CO calls, BU calls, UTG+2 calls.

      Turn: (14,23 BB) Q:heart: (4 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets, CO calls, BU raises, UTG+2 calls, Hero calls, CO calls.

      River: (22,23 BB) 8:diamond: (4 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets, CO calls, BU raises, UTG+2 folds, Hero calls, CO calls.

      Final Pot: 28,23 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows [ Kd, Kc ] a pair of Kings
      Hero shows [ 6d, 6h ] three of a kind, Sixes
      CO shows [ 7s, 8s ] a pair of Eights
      Hero wins $8.05 USD with three of a kind, Sixes.
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      I played only one short session today. I played in the morning so no loose tables, but everything went fine and finally I cleared whole party deposit bonus.

      Unfortunatelly I cannot host graph today. I'll post it with next session together...

      Total hands: 238
      Amount won: 8.10$
      BB/100: 11.34

      Current party bankroll: 247,35$


      This evening I'm going to play FL freeroll on party. Result will follow.

      edit: It was one of my shortest turnies ever. Third level of turney I got pocket Kings and was rivered out by trips of dueces. Next hand I had Kings again and lost them the same way. Only change was trips of sixes instead of dueces... LOL
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Monthly report



      Exactly a month ago I made first deposit on Partypoker. So it's time for a monthly report. I'm going to post it now and every next month.

      This month income was influenced by deposit bonus and big deal promotion. But I made some money at the tables too :D . In fact my game seems to be better than month before. So I'm happy with this result and hope next month will be at least as successful as this one...
      Wish me good luck and see You at the tables


      Starting bankroll: 50$

      Final bankroll: 247,35$

      Monthly graph:




      Stats:






      And one graph just for fun - MTTs :D :



      Any stats comments would be much appreciated :)
    • Cardbender
      Cardbender
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2008 Posts: 1,070
      Nice Kennyxx keep up the good work!
    • kennyxx
      kennyxx
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 998
      Blog stopped

      Because of something came wrong in my personal life I have to stop this blog now. My mind is otherewere when I am sitting at the tables and only losing because I cannot focus on the game. I am going to play freeroll final on Sunday and it will be probably my last poker game for this Year. Maybe I will come back somewhere in future...who knows... but I will definetelly not came back till my mind will be clear again.

      I am sorry for all who read this blog and wish me succes but it's probably the best solution for me now.

      I wish all PS players as well as PS staff GL at the tables and little bit early simply the best in 2009.

      Kennyxx
    • cannell555
      cannell555
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 2,410
      Hi kennyxx,

      I'm sorry to hear that you have personal problems atm. I hope everything is ok, and hopefully all will able to get back to normal for you in the near future. Hope you have a good christmas, and all the best for 2009.

      Hopefully see you soon,
      Stiev
    • travisready
      travisready
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2008 Posts: 68
      Hi kenny,

      Great blog.....very sorry to hear about your personal probs atm, i hope everything works out for you.......will see you at the final on Sunday and will be rooting for ya!

      trub88