What U Waiting For? micro stakes mtt blog

    • xdowntimex
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      Hello all, this is my third attempt at blogging and probably not my last , a little info about me, been playing poker for several years now .
      I started playing poker at poker.com which was part of merge network way ack when dinosaurs roamed the planet but don't think its no longer running? , Play mostly at pokerstars now, dabbled in sttsng,nl2zoom and Mtts but enjoy Mtts the most mainly coz that chance of hitting the One Time Big cash would be awesome ...As for my title, well that's what im waiting for is my One Time Big Cash.
      I'm a casual poker player for sure as I work fulltime 6 days a week playing poker in my spare time, so there wont be a huge volume of poker played..

      So with that said this is my Micro Stakes Mtt diary/blog ...
      I will be keeping an updated log of mtt cashes ..
      Hands that I had trouble with..
      Goals for week/month/year..
      Stakes im involved in..
      And other interesting things I feel like sharing..

      So enjoy this song that always gets me pumped and ready to crush at the tables enjoy :s_cool:

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    • NutzAreOk
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      Following! MTT blogs are always nice. :f_cool:

      Are you planning to play MicroMillions?

      Gl and remember to post cashes to community challenge.
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Goals :Week.

      Read bronze mtt articles .
      Post 3 hands in hand evaluation forum.
      Go for 5km run 3x.
      Plan my weeks/work/family/spare time.

      small goals at first but goals none the less..


      (*NutzAreOK...
      Following! MTT blogs are always nice. fish cool

      Are you planning to play MicroMillions?

      Gl and remember to post cashes to community challenge.)

      I will try and play a few , I have following mon/tue Australia time off....i.e sun/mon , so will get few games in on those 2 days ....and ty and hopefully I remember to post in forum community challenge :s_biggrin:
    • xdowntimex
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      had a hand that was average holdings but just wondering if theres other lines/ ways I could've played it to mayb win/bluff?

      PokerStars - $1+$0.10|75/150 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+1: 17.64 BB (VPIP: 15.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
      MP+2: 17 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      CO: 8.3 BB (VPIP: 38.46, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      BTN: 24.81 BB (VPIP: 18.67, PFR: 17.57, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 75)
      SB: 70.86 BB (VPIP: 32.43, PFR: 27.40, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 75)
      Hero (BB): 43.03 BB
      UTG: 13.53 BB (VPIP: 5.41, PFR: 5.48, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 75)
      UTG+1: 15.97 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      MP: 5.63 BB (VPIP: 2.99, PFR: 3.03, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 68)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 2.5 BB, Hero calls 1.5 BB

      Flop: (5 BB, 2 players) 5:spade: 8:heart: 7:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 2.5 BB, SB calls 2.5 BB

      Turn: (10 BB, 2 players) 7:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets 4 BB, SB calls 4 BB

      River: (18 BB, 2 players) A:spade:
      SB bets 6 BB, fold

      SB wins 18 BB
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Week 1: Done n dusted

      Goals : Hands posted 3/3
      2 bronze mtt articles
      5km run 0/3
      Plan week 0.0

      so half goals set complete , although it was a busy weekend away with the family I am satisfied except for no exercise which I so badly need.

      Plan to play a few MicroMillions events tomorrow so I'm sure to have a few hands to post n ask questions about Event :32,34,35,38 for now but may add more.

      our family weekend away which my kids totally enjoyed.
      [img][IMG]https://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d133/waymenahkuoi/IMAG1305_zpsaceb03b3.jpg[/IMG][/img]
    • Lazza61
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      Originally posted by xdowntimex

      5km run 0/3
      That would be me too. :D
    • xdowntimex
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      Micromillions8 events played

      Micromillions Event 01 -$0.11 dnc out 31,772

      Event 29 -$3.30 cashed $12.68 out 753

      Event 32 -$11.00 dnc out 16,551

      Event 33 -$2.20r/add 1xr dnc out 14,289

      Event 34 -$5.50 cashed $11.66 out 554

      Event 41 -$4.40 dnc out 14422 1x bounty

      Event 42 -$5.50 dnc out 11685

      Event 43 -$3.30 dnc out 5870

      Event 45 -$0.11 cashed $1.54 out 1139 woop woop lol

      Event 47 -$4.40 1r/add dnc out 4835

      Event 53 -$3.30 3r dnc out 650

      Event 55 -$2.20 dnc out 4767
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      You enjoying the MicroMillions so far?
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Originally posted by xdowntimex

      5km run 0/3
      That would be me too. :D
      +1
    • xdowntimex
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      Micromillions8

      Bust event42 in style, hand 1 villain value bets river where I should've folded

      PokerStars - $5+$0.50|10/20 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 267.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      MP+1: 249.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      Hero (CO): 248.5 BB
      BTN: 248.5 BB (VPIP: 41.30, PFR: 30.43, 3Bet Preflop: 12.00, Hands: 46)
      SB: 250 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)
      BB: 279.5 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 66.67, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)
      UTG: 193.75 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      UTG+1: 263.75 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 3)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

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

      Flop: (7 BB, 2 players) T:heart: 9:spade: 2:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets 5.25 BB, SB calls 5.25 BB

      Turn: (17.5 BB, 2 players) 8:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets 8.75 BB, SB raises to 21 BB, Hero calls 12.25 BB

      River: (59.5 BB, 2 players) J:diamond:
      SB bets 23 BB, Hero calls 23 BB

      SB shows 7:heart: J:heart: (Flush, Jack High) (Pre 32%, Flop 34%, Turn 80%)
      Hero mucks T:spade: T:club: (Three of a Kind, Tens) (Pre 68%, Flop 66%, Turn 20%)
      SB wins 105.5 BB


      Bust hand, don't think I played it wrong but don't think villain is folding in this spot either if he puts me on bluff/draw hand?

      PokerStars - $5+$0.50|25/50 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG+1: 98.8 BB (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      MP: 153 BB (VPIP: 43.48, PFR: 4.35, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)
      Hero (MP+1): 74 BB
      MP+2: 114.7 BB (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 8.11, Hands: 72)
      CO: 97.6 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      BTN: 106.8 BB (VPIP: 37.93, PFR: 10.34, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)
      SB: 223.3 BB (VPIP: 17.24, PFR: 17.24, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 29)
      BB: 30.6 BB (VPIP: 20.69, PFR: 10.71, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 29)
      UTG: 103.4 BB (VPIP: 13.64, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, MP calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, SB calls 2.5 BB, fold, MP calls 2 BB

      Flop: (10 BB, 3 players) 3:diamond: 2:heart: 5:club:
      SB bets 4 BB, fold, Hero raises to 9 BB, SB calls 5 BB

      Turn: (28 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets 12 BB, SB raises to 26 BB, Hero raises to 62 BB and is all-in, SB calls 36 BB

      River: (152 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:

      SB shows 7:club: 7:diamond: (Full House, Sevens full of Twos) (Pre 20%, Flop 11%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows K:diamond: K:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Twos) (Pre 80%, Flop 89%, Turn 95%)
      SB wins 152 BB
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Originally posted by UPAY4DINNER
      You enjoying the MicroMillions so far?
      Have so far , with couple small stakes in couple events with some poker buddies and have done well enough to sat into events I've played so far.
    • xdowntimex
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      Micromillions Event 55
      Had a tough spot after the break which I lost a lot of chips in, not sure if the 3bet PF was the right play but bet/fold I think was best move mayb to big a cbet as well?


      PokerStars - $2+$0.20|40/80 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 123.54 BB (VPIP: 15.52, PFR: 12.07, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 59)
      UTG: 59.25 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      UTG+1: 20.54 BB (VPIP: 3.39, PFR: 1.69, 3Bet Preflop: 3.33, Hands: 59)
      MP: 91.38 BB (VPIP: 16.95, PFR: 13.56, 3Bet Preflop: 4.17, Hands: 60)
      MP+1: 57.25 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 59)
      MP+2: 62.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      CO: 174.33 BB (VPIP: 30.51, PFR: 16.95, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 59)
      Hero (BTN): 62.79 BB
      SB: 91.24 BB (VPIP: 19.64, PFR: 10.71, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 56)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, MP+2 raises to 3 BB, CO calls 3 BB, Hero raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, MP+2 calls 6 BB, CO calls 6 BB

      Flop: (28.5 BB, 3 players) K:heart: 8:club: J:diamond:
      MP+2 checks, CO checks, Hero bets 14.25 BB, MP+2 raises to 53.5 BB and is all-in, fold
    • NutzAreOk
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      This is quite early right? vs unknown I would usually play small ball and flatcall it. As played on that kind of flop texture and 3way pot, chback is really the only option.
    • Lazza61
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      Hey xdowntimex,

      I would make the same play myself although as it's still deep, I would probably 3Bet to 7 or 7.5BBs.

      Like the CBet although I probably would have bet around 12 BBs and folding to aggression is perfectly OK

      Keep making good decisions

      Laz
    • NutzAreOk
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      Well this is ofc a good spot to squeeze since CO will call a lot with worst hands but calling is fine too. I really would not like 7-7,5bb 3bet because we are squeezing here.
    • Lazza61
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      Hey xdowntimex,

      As you have seen the first two respondents have differing opinions so why not post it here.

      These hands will often be assessed by Asaban, who is one of our most respected MTT coaches.

      Regards

      Laz

      P.S. The fact people have differing opinions about playing this hand make it a prime candidate for evaluation.
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      If I 3bet I make it pot size. I'd usually call here though. Tens are pretty but on that flop your very unlikely to still be ahead. This early I'm happier to call pre IP and go from there.

      Leading out is totally fine OTF as played. I'd make it slightly less than half but there isn't much of a muchness. B/F is good too. You have to give him credit for being ahead of you

      EDIT: Please PM me your Skype address so we can sort out a few things for our upcoming stake :)
    • xdowntimex
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      Originally posted by UPAY4DINNER
      If I 3bet I make it pot size. I'd usually call here though. Tens are pretty but on that flop your very unlikely to still be ahead. This early I'm happier to call pre IP and go from there.

      Leading out is totally fine OTF as played. I'd make it slightly less than half but there isn't much of a muchness. B/F is good too. You have to give him credit for being ahead of you

      EDIT: Please PM me your Skype address so we can sort out a few things for our upcoming stake :)
      lol Skype?? I don't have but dnt think would help at mo as I have problem with my comp/lap top as my media player/ audio is out of order.....?? been tryin last couple days to figure it out?.......it does say my app has a error/problem?......not very computer savy so will keep trying....for now play poker in silence :s_frown: .
    • Lazza61
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      Originally posted by xdowntimex
      Originally posted by UPAY4DINNER
      If I 3bet I make it pot size. I'd usually call here though. Tens are pretty but on that flop your very unlikely to still be ahead. This early I'm happier to call pre IP and go from there.

      Leading out is totally fine OTF as played. I'd make it slightly less than half but there isn't much of a muchness. B/F is good too. You have to give him credit for being ahead of you

      EDIT: Please PM me your Skype address so we can sort out a few things for our upcoming stake :)
      lol Skype?? I don't have but dnt think would help at mo as I have problem with my comp/lap top as my media player/ audio is out of order.....?? been tryin last couple days to figure it out?.......it does say my app has a error/problem?......not very computer savy so will keep trying....for now play poker in silence :s_frown: .
      Hey xdowntimex,

      Don't panic. Most skype contact is done through IM and doesn't involve sound or video unless you want to be sweated.

      Cheers

      Laz
    • xdowntimex
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey xdowntimex,

      As you have seen the first two respondents have differing opinions so why not post it here.

      These hands will often be assessed by Asaban, who is one of our most respected MTT coaches.

      Regards

      Laz

      P.S. The fact people have differing opinions about playing this hand make it a prime candidate for evaluation.
      Bet sizing is a definite aspect I need to work on and I like both ur comments giving me different ways to play in similar situations thank you..
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