FROM NL2 to NL50!!

    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      Hello everyone, my name is Vaggelis, i am from greece and i am 25 years old.
      First of all i would like to be excused for my english for not being as good as they shoud probably be, thank you.
      So my ultimate longterm goal is not nl50 but its gonna take so much time so its better to consider that for now, this is the main goal.
      I dont want to offend anyone but i would like to say that this is not like every other childish thread like "from nl2 to nl200 in a couple of weeks" or sth.
      I AM A FISH, i am a BIG fish, my nickname in POKERSTARS is "vanos072" and you can all free check me as one of the whales to hunt :P .

      The thing is i know just what i have to do, that s the difference , i may not be talented or even a micro reg, but i know one thing, i have to work!
      I Have to work SO HARD more than anyone else as being a fish, and everything i mean EVERYTHING must in a very strict schedule an d i am willing to give my last breath on it
      , damn i m gonna make it.
      OK, very dramatic but the ultimate hard work and schedule are true.

      Lets introduce in a few words myself. I AM LAZY AND GAMBLER, yes i admit it,its the first step anyway. BUT! i am willing to fix it.
      i am the laziest person you would probably ever know, even if they the neighborhood was on fire and i wanted to sleep i wouldnt even bother look from my window to see whats going on.
      So you got it, i am lazy and an other thing is that i dont even care on fixing it(so far).

      ok lets go now on my poker playing history. I use to play poker since 2010 when ongame network was still cooperating with bwin, and i was a luck box i even
      scored 11k prize for 1st place in Fulltilt mtt(vanos89).(of course i lost 1k in a couple of minutes in a 6max i think nl600). Since then i was playing for
      fun of course without caring how much i would lose since i was profitable from that only win. ( i used to deposit 50$ or so).
      From time to time i was trying play i little more serious (or so i thought) but i always failed cause i ended up playing my whole br in one, tops two mtts.

      This time i am unemployed mostly not because i cant find a job( even in greece :P ) but because i am so much bored to do a 9-5 job.

      Thats me or i should say that was me. This person i hated it and i killed it.

      Now this is a commitment to myself, i want to prove that i can manage something even if this is huge. And its going to be, you will see...

      In a couple of days i am starting my "mission", i ve put everything in order for the first time of my life.
      I m starting a diet programm(not that i need it that much i am 183cm, 85kg) but this is for detox.
      I ve made my daily routine programm which is:

      08:30 -> wake up
      09:00 - 09:30 -> Studying 1st 1/2hour
      09:30 - 11:30 -> Session 1
      11:30 - 12:00 -> free time
      12:00 - 12:30 -> Studying 2nd 1/2hour
      12:30 - 14:30 -> Session 2
      14:30 - 15:30 -> Free Hour
      15:30 - 16:30 -> Studying 1 hour
      16:30 - 18:30 -> Session 3
      18:30 - 19:30 -> Studying ME(my hands analysing, sessions, etc.)
      19:30 - 20:30 -> work out (gym)
      20:30 - 00:30 -> Free time ( GOING OUT )
      00:30 - 01:30 -> relaxing get ready for sleep
      01:30 -> Sleep

      My poker sessions are 3xDay and 2xHours each.
      Studying i mean books, training videos, etc.

      My current br in Pokerstars in which i ll be playing, is now 6$. I ll start with this one
      playing nl2 ZOOM 4 tables. Of course i ll add fuels if (when) i go broke on this 6$, but i am doing this just in case i start with an upswing and i can always say that i build everything from
      6$ :P .

      I already told you am unemployed, so i have a bit hard time with finances, i bought HEM and fixed my pc so i dont have a coach (if anyone offers for free god
      bless him ) nor a gold member in cardrunners(this one for a couple of months till i save some money to subscribe) so i ll have to go with free training videos, forums etc. (pokerbooks
      i have a lot from a friend and there is always utorrent :P )

      Every morning for the next two months just to get in a line i ll post tha graphs from previous day, end of the week weeks graphs, moths moths graphs.
      I ll also post the hands with the biggest (-net) and i ll comment em and here i please you to comment them as well. Even this is hard for me i feel embarashed
      to expose myself on this blog but still this has to be done, i must be determined to accept every bad feeling such as same, exhaust and keep moving forward
      till i completely crush the game, and then i will know that i have solid bases, and i will believe in me more than ever. Everything that has to be done WILL be
      done. I promise that to you and to me.

      THANK YOU!!
      GL ALL!!
  • 19 replies
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,209
      Hey Vaggelis,

      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com :)

      Hey man, your English is fine. Not only that you also have a nice sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post.

      Make sure you check out the free money. Taking advantage of one of these will give you a permanent status upgrade to Bronze and the ability to display graphs in your post, as opposed to just linking to them.

      If you have any questions for us, please don't hesitate to ask.

      Have fun

      Laz
    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey Vaggelis,

      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com :)

      Hey man, your English is fine. Not only that you also have a nice sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post.

      Make sure you check out the free money. Taking advantage of one of these will give you a permanent status upgrade to Bronze and the ability to display graphs in your post, as opposed to just linking to them.

      If you have any questions for us, please don't hesitate to ask.

      Have fun

      Laz
      Hello, thank you very much :)
      As for the offers unfortunately, i cannot use them, at present in greece we are not allowed in most of these sites(even they have blocked their web pages) except pokerstars where i already have an account :/
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,858
      i like your style, sir. good luck
    • ZonaGJC
      ZonaGJC
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2014 Posts: 42
      I'm from the italian comunity, and I have pretty much your same goal. I'm gonna follow your blog.
      Good luck my friend. :f_thumbsup:
    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      hey vanosv89 i'll be reading your blog! you should post some hands.

      $6 in stars but 4 tables of nl2 zoom? how will you accomplish this? unless... you play with <100bb? if you would like to not be a fish you should only play with 100bb and have auto-rebuy enabled if you fall below 100bb :D otherwise your opponents will say στα αρχίδια μου :f_cool:

      good luck with your goals and your diet, hope you manage to stick with it.
    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      Hey guys!!
      thank you all for the support! :]

      Goodmorning everyone, i woke up about 4 hours earlier and now i really cant sleep again, but i expected a few days to adjust the sleeping time.

      So, here is the 6th August GRAPH , i had a problem with my HEM but i used fpdb, its a free software to get the graph to you.

      It was much better than expected, i did have that upswing i hoped and now my br is at: 33,58$ :)

      @ DrDunne: hahaha thank you my friend, i have to tell you that i started with 2 tbles NL2 ZOOM and auto rebuy at 100bb but when i reached 7$, i opened the 3rd table and so. :f_biggrin:

      I ll post 2 hand with the highest (-NET), the first 2 with -net in the list are 2 times KK<AA so i wont bother with them that much.


      Here they are. In the first hand i have this feeling that i could play it better and the second maybe has leaks. here they are:

      1st

      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2553434
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      introspect59 (BTN): $2.03
      77edik77 (SB): $2.01
      syubi (BB): $2.11
      matthew123ku (UTG): $5.53
      TornadeoJim (UTG+1): $1.26
      ALO4KA QQ (UTG+2): $0.91
      szewczak00 (MP1): $8.68
      fr3esty (MP2): $6.21
      vanos072 (CO): $2.20

      Pre Flop: ($0.03)
      1 fold, TornadeoJim calls $0.02, 1 fold, szewczak00 raises to $0.08, fr3esty calls $0.08, vanos072 raises to $0.42, 5 folds, fr3esty calls $0.34

      Flop: ($0.97) 2 :heart: 8 :spade: T :heart: (2 players)
      fr3esty checks, vanos072 bets $0.56, fr3esty raises to $1.12, vanos072 raises to $1.78 all in, fr3esty calls $0.66

      Turn: ($4.53) 2 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($4.53) 6 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $4.53
      fr3esty wins $4.37
      (Rake: $0.16)



      In this case couldnt avoid it because of the turn, which doubled the board and didnt fill any flush or str8 draw. But now i m watching it, i dont think i should have
      3bet shove his checkraise. His stats are VPIP/PFR 27.9/21.3 (113 hands). What do you think??

      2nd i dont have many hands against my opponent but.. VPIP/PFR 61.9/9.5 (21 hands)

      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2553431
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      sickosick (BTN): $4.74
      erushev (SB): $2.99
      vanos072 (BB): $2.27
      Dadbenik (UTG): $2.06
      nick welbert (UTG+1): $0.65
      Roninica (UTG+2): $1.94
      BAS RUTTE318 (MP1): $1.97
      malna77 (MP2): $2.02
      sepyj (CO): $9.52

      Pre Flop: ($0.03)
      1 fold, nick welbert raises to $0.04, 2 folds, malna77 raises to $0.06, 3 folds, vanos072 raises to $0.28, 1 fold, malna77 calls $0.22

      Flop: ($0.61) 5 :heart: J :heart: 4 :diamond: (2 players)
      vanos072 bets $0.32, malna77 calls $0.32

      Turn: ($1.25) K :spade: (2 players)
      vanos072 checks, malna77 bets $0.30, vanos072 calls $0.30

      River: ($1.85) 6 :heart: (2 players)
      vanos072 checks, malna77 bets $1.12 all in, vanos072 calls $1.12

      Final Pot: $4.09
      malna77 wins $3.95
      (Rake: $0.14)


      So it was a stadar play imo till the river, where i think there is the leak.. I dont think i shoud call that river bet, even against a fish (no offend, as it comes from numbers)
      i think the pots are played so passive where, this kind of action cannot be called by my TPTK...

      Thats all guys for yesterday! :)
    • gavinonymous
      gavinonymous
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      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      heya, welcome and good luck. noticed you were pasting hands as text.

      if they don't convert here, there are other converters online you can use and paste the result here, it makes it much easier to read and get comments on .


      http://www.handconverter.com/
    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      Originally posted by gavinonymous
      heya, welcome and good luck. noticed you were pasting hands as text.

      if they don't convert here, there are other converters online you can use and paste the result here, it makes it much easier to read and get comments on .


      http://www.handconverter.com/
      Yes i m sorry, i ll edi them now, thank you :)
    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      Hello :)

      Here is my yesterday's Graph:
      https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1106x623q90/537/PTTl63.jpg


      And here are a few hands

      Opp. Stats VPIP/PFR/(HANDS) --> 36.2/1.7/(175)

      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2554528
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Zlach27 (BTN): $2.32
      mrcorbat (SB): $2.00
      marilie23 (BB): $2.00
      chegem.007 (UTG): $2.14
      roman hristo (UTG+1): $2.11
      Jonny5125 (UTG+2): $1.34
      vinceyoung8 (MP1): $2.00
      BUDBURN (MP2): $1.04
      Hero (CO): $2.37

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is CO with A :heart: Q :club:
      chegem.007 raises to $0.04, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, 3 folds, chegem.007 calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.35) 5 :spade: A :diamond: 2 :club: (2 players)
      chegem.007 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.55) J :diamond: (2 players)
      chegem.007 bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28

      River: ($1.11) 9 :heart: (2 players)
      chegem.007 bets $1.60 all in, Hero calls $1.60

      Final Pot: $4.31
      chegem.007 shows A :club: K :heart: (a pair of Aces)
      Hero shows A :heart: Q :club: (a pair of Aces - lower kicker)
      chegem.007 wins $4.16
      (Rake: $0.15)

      Hand 2

      Opp. Stats VPIP/PFR/(HANDS) --> 11.5/6.6/(62)


      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2554529
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      PetroMagnate (BTN): $2.03
      BOBYR-1 (SB): $0.87
      smartbearbb (BB): $2.50
      Hero (UTG): $2.00
      maverick1880 (UTG+1): $2.46
      grabielo (UTG+2): $2.35
      ZELUKA22 (MP1): $2.26
      mc-poker443 (MP2): $1.71
      dvalex (CO): $0.90

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is UTG with Q :diamond: Q :spade:
      Hero raises to $0.13, 3 folds, mc-poker443 raises to $0.30, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.17

      Flop: ($0.63) 2 :spade: 9 :diamond: 6 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, mc-poker443 bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.23) 8 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, mc-poker443 bets $0.59, Hero calls $0.59

      River: ($2.41) 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, mc-poker443 bets $0.52 all in, Hero calls $0.52

      Final Pot: $3.45
      Hero shows Q :diamond: Q :spade: (a pair of Queens)
      mc-poker443 shows A :diamond: A :heart: (a pair of Aces)
      mc-poker443 wins $3.33
      (Rake: $0.12)



      Hand 3


      Opp. Stats VPIP/PFR/(HANDS) --> 46.7/6.7/ (15)


      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2554530
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Ebabanel (BTN): $3.12
      RodrigoFMC (SB): $1.66
      jasynwalsh (BB): $1.67
      smartbearbb (UTG): $2.99
      Tsuru7star (UTG+1): $2.16
      Alfi_lg7 (UTG+2): $2.71
      BlackHEPB (MP1): $7.20
      SirCashgame (MP2): $2.75
      Hero (CO): $2.57

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is CO with 6 :spade: 6 :club:
      4 folds, SirCashgame calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, 1 fold, RodrigoFMC calls $0.01, jasynwalsh checks

      Flop: ($0.08) 6 :heart: 8 :club: 5 :spade: (4 players)
      RodrigoFMC checks, jasynwalsh bets $0.06, SirCashgame calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, RodrigoFMC calls $0.06

      Turn: ($0.32) 9 :heart: (4 players)
      RodrigoFMC bets $0.18, jasynwalsh folds, SirCashgame calls $0.18, Hero calls $0.18

      River: ($0.86) A :heart: (3 players)
      RodrigoFMC bets $1.40 all in, SirCashgame folds, Hero calls $1.40

      Final Pot: $3.66
      RodrigoFMC shows 7 :spade: 3 :spade: (a straight, Five to Nine)
      Hero shows 6 :spade: 6 :club: (three of a kind, Sixes)
      RodrigoFMC wins $3.53
      (Rake: $0.13)



      thank you good luck to all! :f_biggrin:
    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      Hello, goodmorning everyone.

      Yesterday it was a very good day,
      i moved up to nl5

      after the first 2 sessions i got the 10$
      from the 750 VPP in Pokerstars and my BR went at 67$
      So i gave a shot at nl5 in my 3rd session which was pretty good
      and now my br is 109.06$

      CLICK HERE FOR YESTERDAYS GRAPHS

      I have a problem with the hands maybe i ll post some later, if not i ll do it tommorow.

      GL ALL!!
    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      good job sir congrats
    • JCSeerup
      JCSeerup
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.12.2010 Posts: 1,039
      Good job indeed!

      I play NL2 FR but haven't seen you at the tables, I expect to join you at NL5 soon! ;)
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Silver
      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Hey vanosv89,

      Nice challenge blog,

      I like your goals :)

      Keep us updated please,
      Fran
    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      hello guys, yesterday i run bad in the NL5 as you ll see in
      the graph. :f_cry:

      CLICK HERE FOR THE GRAPH

      ROAD SO FAR..

      Since its sunday today i ll post the weeks graph so far which contains todays first session

      it contains both nl3 and nl5 total hands

      CLICK HERE FOR WEEKLY GRAPH
      still problem with hands i am so sorry, will be fixed till tuesday tops.!
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Silver
      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Weekly graph looks solid, keep playing your best and studying :) gogo
    • vanosv89
      vanosv89
      Basic
      Joined: 11.06.2010 Posts: 8
      DAYS 5-6-7-8

      Hello guys!!

      I havent posted since sunday,
      well i was in a doubt for pokerstars rakeback at least for the stakes i am playing so i decided to move at full tilt which is better, but there was
      another problem with that.

      Rush poker(zoom) in full tilt is only 6max so i had change quite a few things and beggin studyin different books videos etc. But everything is going just fine so far, i think.

      Below is the graph for these days

      DAYS 5-8 GRAPH

      And here are the top 3 (-NET) Hands


      Opp stats VPIP/PFR (hands) MP 15.7/9.6 (120)
      Btn 45.2/9.5 (44)



      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Button ($4.29)
      SB ($7.86)
      BB ($5.65)
      Hero (UTG) ($6.01)
      MP ($9.94)
      CO ($5.15)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K:spade: , A:club:
      Hero raises to $0.15, MP calls $0.15, CO calls $0.15, Button calls $0.15, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.67) 4:diamond: , K:club: , 2:heart: (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.56, MP calls $0.56, 1 fold, Button calls $0.56

      Turn: ($2.35) 8:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.76, MP raises to $9.23 (All-In), Button calls $3.58 (All-In), Hero calls $3.54 (All-In)

      River: ($16.53) 5:heart: (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: $16.53 | Rake: $0.82


      Button had 9:club: , K:heart: (one pair, Kings).
      Hero had K:spade: , A:club: (one pair, Kings).
      MP had 2:diamond: , 2:club: (three of a kind, twos).
      Outcome: MP won $15.71



      Opp stats VPIP/PFR/PF3b (hands) 29.6/9.9/4.2 (75)


      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      CO ($6.67)
      Button ($0.83)
      SB ($9.92)
      Hero (BB) ($8.36)
      UTG ($3.91)
      MP ($4.50)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , K:club:
      2 folds, CO calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, CO raises to $6.67 (All-In), Hero calls $6.37

      Flop: ($13.36) 8:club: , Q:spade: , A:spade: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: ($13.36) 5:diamond: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($13.36) 6:club: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $13.36 | Rake: $0.66


      Hero had K:spade: , K:club: (one pair, Kings).
      CO had A:diamond: , K:heart: (one pair, Aces).
      Outcome: CO won $12.70



      Opp stats VPIP/PFR/PF3b (hands) 13.3/10/0.0 (32)



      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Button ($9.72)
      SB ($5.53)
      BB ($5.72)
      Hero (UTG) ($7.49)
      MP ($4.98)
      CO ($4.51)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q:heart: , A:spade:
      Hero raises to $0.15, 3 folds, SB calls $0.13, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.35) Q:diamond: , 3:heart: , J:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.29, SB raises to $0.58, Hero calls $0.29

      Turn: ($1.51) 6:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.51, Hero raises to $3.02, SB raises to $4.80 (All-In), Hero calls $1.78

      River: ($11.11) K:diamond: (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $11.11 | Rake: $0.55


      SB had 3:spade: , 3:diamond: (three of a kind, threes).
      Hero had Q:heart: , A:spade: (one pair, Queens).
      Outcome: SB won $10.56



      See you on Sunday for days 9-10-11 and total graphs
      Good luck guys!!
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,858
      1) fold turn
      3) fold turn
    • redrawstump
      redrawstump
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244
      +1 to @tomaloc.
      Generally call flop raise turn is the nuts. Even top 2 can be a fold vs this line. Vs. Flop raises flatting is ok as fish can raise their medium to weak hands cos they don't have a better plan. But if they then pot the turn you are in bad shape.

      I'm rocking NL5 also so look out for any of my raises. They're always the nuts :f_cool:
    • asimos
      asimos
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 21.07.2011 Posts: 1,425
      Originally posted by Tomaloc
      1) fold turn
      3) fold turn
      yeah... fold!! A common leak people have at this stage is that they can't fold easily their top pairs.