Get rich or die trying' - From the Micros to the Top...

    • IchEuerVater
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      Hi everyone,
      i just got a lot of inspiration by several blogs here, so i decided to give something back and write my one. Hope u like it.

      About me:
      Im Michael, im a 30 years old German and i work in a car factory. I play poker at Stars since a couple of years, MTT, SNG, Cashgame, and im not too bad i think, but i always broke because of variance and bad Bannkroll Management.
      This time i just want to make it to the Top...

      My longterm Goals:
      Play about 5 days a week, mix up zoom, 6max, fullring, deep, and mtt.
      Just try to find and close leaks and improve my game.
      Also learn about razz, ofc, omaha and 2-7.
      Become a Supernova!!!

      My Goals for this month:
      Become Platinum Star.
      Move up to NLH25
      Improve my red line.
      Stop fooling players for fun, focus on pure $$$.

      If u have any advice, critics, or whatever, just tell me;)
  • 52 replies
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Michael,

      Welcome to the blogs :)

      I'm not surprised you play NLHE when you work in a car factory. After all it is the "Cadillac" of poker. :tongue:

      If you mix and match games and formats, then you may find it difficult to find your leaks.

      GL and hope to see you around the forums,

      Laz
    • IchEuerVater
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      Thank you Lazza61.
      Lol, i would like to build cadillacs too ;)
      I dont mix games yet, but when i closed my NLHE leaks and have build up a nice bankroll i want to take 1 day a week too learn a new game...
    • IchEuerVater
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      Ok, first Session is done, 8 hours NLH10 Zoom 6 Max.
      Im pretty tired now and had a really sick run...

      For the First 2K hands i just got rivered all the time, boards ran out really sick.
      The next 1500Hands i was pretty card dead. But in the End i just Hit 'em High!!!
      Although i ended 2BI below EV im pretty happy.
      My red Line looked much better, although it dropped after adding 2 more tables.
      I got 400VPP today, thats what i do the Zoom Sessions for. I would be happy even if i ran out +/-0. So im happy now and i will post some Hands soon.
      Bankroll now 312,32$.
    • IchEuerVater
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      Here is todays graph ;)
    • IchEuerVater
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      Here some interesting Hands:
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 159.3 BB (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      Hero (SB): 123.1 BB
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 12.62, PFR: 8.74, 3Bet Preflop: 6.00, Hands: 105)
      UTG: 269.6 BB (VPIP: 24.14, PFR: 18.97, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 59)
      MP: 48.1 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      CO: 196 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      UTG raises to 3 BB, MP raises to 10.5 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 10 BB, fold, UTG calls 7.5 BB

      Flop: (32.5 BB, 3 players) J:club: Q:spade: 9:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG checks, MP bets 16 BB, Hero raises to 40 BB, fold, MP calls 21.6 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (107.7 BB, 2 players) K:heart:

      River: (107.7 BB, 2 players) 9:spade:

      Hero shows T:heart: T:club: (Straight, King High) (Pre 73%, Flop 82%, Turn 95%)
      MP shows A:spade: 9:club: (Three of a Kind, Nines) (Pre 27%, Flop 18%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 102.9 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 101.5 BB
      SB: 218 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      Hero (BB): 175.7 BB
      UTG: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 30.77, PFR: 19.23, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)
      MP: 100.2 BB (VPIP: 27.27, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      CO: 136.8 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 4:spade: 7:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 7 BB, SB calls 4 BB

      Flop: (14 BB, 2 players) Q:spade: 6:heart: 5:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets 9 BB, SB calls 9 BB

      Turn: (32 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      SB bets 1 BB, Hero raises to 25 BB, SB calls 24 BB

      River: (82 BB, 2 players) J:heart:
      SB bets 39 BB, Hero raises to 134.7 BB and is all-in, SB calls 95.7 BB

      Hero shows 4:spade: 7:club: (Straight, Eight High) (Pre 30%, Flop 26%, Turn 77%)
      SB shows 5:heart: 5:spade: (Three of a Kind, Fives) (Pre 70%, Flop 74%, Turn 23%)
      Hero wins 336.4 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 103 BB (VPIP: 13.79, PFR: 10.34, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 29)
      SB: 262.4 BB (VPIP: 21.88, PFR: 21.88, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 32)
      Hero (BB): 258.1 BB
      UTG: 336.9 BB (VPIP: 31.03, PFR: 27.59, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      MP: 228.1 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      CO: 167.1 BB (VPIP: 28.21, PFR: 25.64, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 40)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8:club: J:club:

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

      Flop: (9 BB, 3 players) J:diamond: 3:club: T:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 4 BB, UTG calls 4 BB, SB raises to 17.5 BB, Hero calls 13.5 BB, fold

      Turn: (48 BB, 2 players) Q:spade:
      SB bets 35.7 BB, Hero calls 35.7 BB

      River: (119.4 BB, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      SB bets 57 BB, Hero calls 57 BB

      SB shows T:diamond: T:heart: (Three of a Kind, Tens) (Pre 68%, Flop 69%, Turn 75%)
      Hero shows 8:club: J:club: (Straight, Queen High) (Pre 32%, Flop 31%, Turn 25%)
      Hero wins 222.9 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 95 BB
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.47, PFR: 12.94, 3Bet Preflop: 2.41, Hands: 258)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 7.14, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)
      UTG: 105.9 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 8)
      MP: 114.8 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 44.44, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      Hero (CO): 144.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, BB raises to 8.5 BB, Hero calls 6 BB

      Flop: (17.5 BB, 2 players) 5:club: 5:diamond: Q:club:
      BB bets 11.5 BB, Hero raises to 31.3 BB, BB raises to 91.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 60.2 BB

      Turn: (200.5 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:

      River: (200.5 BB, 2 players) K:heart:

      BB shows K:club: K:spade: (Full House, Kings full of Fives) (Pre 71%, Flop 13%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows 5:spade: A:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Fives) (Pre 29%, Flop 87%, Turn 95%)
      BB wins 191.5 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 101 BB (VPIP: 6.67, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 30)
      SB: 154.7 BB (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 21.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      BB: 84.6 BB (VPIP: 75.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      UTG: 123.8 BB
      MP: 94.9 BB (VPIP: 60.00, PFR: 60.00, 3Bet Preflop: 66.67, Hands: 6)
      Hero (CO): 100 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

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

      Flop: (9.5 BB, 3 players) K:spade: 2:club: J:club:
      fold, MP checks, Hero bets 4.5 BB, MP calls 4.5 BB

      Turn: (18.5 BB, 2 players) T:club:
      MP checks, Hero bets 13 BB, MP raises to 35 BB, Hero raises to 92.5 BB and is all-in, MP calls 52.4 BB and is all-in

      River: (193.3 BB, 2 players) T:diamond:

      MP shows K:club: K:diamond: (Full House, Kings full of Tens) (Pre 72%, Flop 83%, Turn 23%)
      Hero shows A:club: Q:diamond: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 28%, Flop 17%, Turn 77%)
      MP wins 184.6 BB

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 32.5 BB
      SB: 240.2 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 20)
      Hero (BB): 249.5 BB
      UTG: 182.2 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 22.22, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 9)
      CO: 111.7 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5:spade: 8:spade:

      fold, MP raises to 3.5 BB, fold, BTN calls 3.5 BB, fold, Hero calls 2.5 BB

      Flop: (11 BB, 3 players) 5:diamond: 2:spade: 3:spade:
      Hero checks, MP checks, BTN bets 29 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 29 BB, fold

      Turn: (69 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond:

      River: (69 BB, 2 players) A:club:

      Hero shows 5:spade: 8:spade: (Two Pair, Fives and Threes) (Pre 32%, Flop 52%, Turn 70%)
      BTN shows T:spade: J:spade: (One Pair, Threes) (Pre 68%, Flop 48%, Turn 30%)
      Hero wins 65.9 BB


      Im too tired to comment them, i will do it with next Hands...
    • IchEuerVater
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      I really hate Mondays!!!!!
      Had a real bad day at the tables, hitting all my hands, got the money in... and drowned in the river :(

      Lost 6BI, -2EV. Stopped it for now, go to Bed and take another Shot tomorrow. I know i cant win every Session, but i just hate loosing. I should have a Beer or smoke a Blunt now...
    • IchEuerVater
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      Well, just played a short Session before work, lost about 7$ on getting rivered. So i decided to review my latest Sessions to see if it was my fault. But most of the time i was massive ahead on the Turn and lost on the River, so not my Fault.
      But again spottet some other Leaks i have to close...
      While I even won Money on the SB, after improving my red Line, i still loose too much from the BB. And i still call too much, which costs me money. Postflop skills dont help too much on micos, were most people just dont fold. Should tighten up until i reach NLH50 or NLH100.
      Whatever, good night and good luck at the tables, if anybody really reads this stuff...
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Michael,

      I'm reading. :)

      Cheers

      Laz
    • Tomaloc
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      "postflop skills" in games where people dont fold = being a good value bettor
    • IchEuerVater
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      yes, no bluffing, just betting for value ;)
    • IchEuerVater
      IchEuerVater
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      Today just played 2 short sessions, hope i have more time tomorrow.
      At least had some small winnings again :)
      But still didnt hit much on the flops, feel a little unlucky.
      Here is todays graph:

    • IchEuerVater
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      Here some Hands:

      This one is nice, im small Favorite on the Flop, he wants to protect his weak TP, but with so many outs i call his shove ;)
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 127.4 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      Hero (SB): 190.3 BB
      BB: 103.8 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      UTG: 124.7 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      MP: 62.4 BB (VPIP: 11.86, PFR: 5.08, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 62)
      CO: 113.4 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      UTG raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 6 BB, fold, UTG calls 4 BB

      Flop: (13 BB, 2 players) 8:diamond: K:diamond: Q:heart:
      Hero bets 9 BB, UTG raises to 118.7 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 109.7 BB

      Turn: (250.4 BB, 2 players) T:heart:

      River: (250.4 BB, 2 players) J:club:

      Hero shows J:diamond: A:diamond: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 76%, Flop 55%, Turn 97%)
      UTG shows J:spade: K:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks) (Pre 24%, Flop 45%, Turn 3%)
      Hero wins 239.1 BB


      Here i just prayed that he doesnt hold AJ...

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 90.8 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      SB: 176 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 10.71, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 28)
      UTG: 109.3 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      MP: 144.4 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      Hero (CO): 160.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, SB raises to 10 BB, fold, Hero calls 7.5 BB

      Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) J:heart: 5:heart: A:club:
      SB bets 10 BB, Hero raises to 30 BB, SB calls 20 BB

      Turn: (81 BB, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets 73 BB, SB calls 73 BB

      River: (227 BB, 2 players) A:diamond:
      SB bets 63 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 47.5 BB and is all-in

      SB shows A:spade: 8:spade: (Three of a Kind, Aces) (Pre 32%, Flop 1%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows J:spade: J:club: (Full House, Jacks full of Aces) (Pre 68%, Flop 99%, Turn 100%)
      Hero wins 307.5 BB


      And here i got rivered again, i knew he had a King and so i valuebet every street, he got lucky on the river. Or should i had fired bigger here?

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 112.5 BB (VPIP: 28.07, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 5.08, Hands: 118)
      SB: 162 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
      BB: 188.7 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 100.00, Hands: 3)
      UTG: 117.8 BB (VPIP: 13.33, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      MP: 325.4 BB (VPIP: 13.70, PFR: 8.46, 3Bet Preflop: 4.34, Hands: 897)
      Hero (CO): 161.1 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BTN calls 2.5 BB, fold, fold

      Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 3:club: J:diamond: 4:diamond:
      Hero bets 4 BB, BTN calls 4 BB

      Turn: (14.5 BB, 2 players) K:heart:
      Hero bets 15 BB, BTN calls 15 BB

      River: (44.5 BB, 2 players) T:spade:
      Hero bets 30 BB, BTN calls 30 BB

      Hero shows A:spade: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 82%, Flop 62%, Turn 68%)
      BTN shows T:diamond: K:diamond: (Two Pair, Kings and Tens) (Pre 18%, Flop 38%, Turn 32%)
      BTN wins 99.8 BB
    • Tomaloc
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      Originally posted by IchEuerVater
      yes, no bluffing, just betting for value ;)
      i mean more like expand your value range
    • IchEuerVater
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      Another bad day, lost 6BI, 3 below EV. Didnt hit most flops, when i hit i got beat or board ran out sick... Just one of those days...
      Ill try again after work i wont give up!!!
    • PmagicLchocoOballs
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      I play the same stakes we probably battled today. I agree about boards so sick. Well I should probably stop crying now :f_biggrin:
    • CreamyGoodness
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      Only down 6 BI???

      Luckbox.

      People are reading, good luck. See you when you get to NL25
    • IchEuerVater
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      Originally posted by PmagicLchocoOballs
      I play the same stakes we probably battled today. I agree about boards so sick. Well I should probably stop crying now :f_biggrin:
      Good to hear that u agree about sick boards ;)
      See u at the tables and good luck (except against me ;) )
      If u like to talk about some Hands or anything, feel free to send me a msg
    • IchEuerVater
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      Originally posted by CreamyGoodness
      Only down 6 BI???

      Luckbox.

      People are reading, good luck. See you when you get to NL25
      Thank you, cant wait to get too NL25, but i want a solid bankroll first.
    • IchEuerVater
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      Hey guys, sorry for keeping u waiting, but it was along and hot weekend here, so i spent my time on the beach and getting drunk on partys :D

      But now im back with some updates.
      As already mentioned above, i had some losses on zoom last week, so i decided to go back to my favourite deep stack game, where i could regain my losses.
      So last weeks downswing ended almost breakeven then...