Challenge Blog (shorthanded NL10 meets Fullring NL50)

    • habeichja
      habeichja
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      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 7,053
      Hi Boys and Girls,

      The following Blog is collective Blog between Bumbetyboo and myself.


      Nowadays, we got the Feeling that german community is full of jealous and angry people who flame all day long and dont wanna share some pokerknowledge.

      Thats just our impression, so we decided to switch up to here. I got just one request, if you see some grammar faults, pls say something my English skills are poor.


      First, my Story...


      My First Contact to Online Poker


      I guess, it was like sommer in 2007 i saw some really great commercials of FTP i really like that, so i deposit 100$ on FTP and played NL 10 Fullring without any Strategy or Chart etc.

      I played for one Hour and won 10$ somehting like that. I was so happy about it. My first Thought was, i wann do this all day long haha. Stupid Kid^^


      The first Contact to Pokerstrategy was at the turn of the year 2007/08. The first time i played SSS and some Freerolls to push my Bankroll. I reach 3 place and cash 75$ in first week so, i climb the stakes faster then normal.

      I played SSS to NL200FR and switched then to NL BIgstack STrategy.


      Crush my Bankroll First Time to ZERO

      I played NL100SH as a Solid regular not really good but solid play was enough to getting 3bb/100 2008-2010. One Day i took a Shot to Nl200SH With about 30 BI.

      The Sessions went really bad for me, the final hand was AA against AA for more then 200bb and villian gets lucky with 4 card flush Board runout. Thats destroy my Mindset completely.

      I lost my whole Bankroll in 3 Days, played with no control and full of Anger, i guess it was Tilt on the highest Level.(the last 600 Bucks donated in PP Casino) LIKE A BOSS NOOOOOOOOOOOT.

      After these Days i suffered a Burnout, which absorbed me for a half year, i couldn´t feel anything, everything was bad in my Mind, i cant study i cant work i cant smile that Time.

      I never reached old Limits, make like 5-10 Restart again and again and again, failed often. So thats my last Reboot i hope it will work now.




      The Current Starting Point

      I played Zoom NL 10 Shorthanded only. 90 % of Sessions with 3 Tables. My Bankrollmanagement is 40 Stacks for each Limit.




      My Poker Goals for last 1/3 of 2014
      First Goal is to achieve a Bankroll of 1k to move up one Limit and grind a lot. Each Month i wanna grind 100k Hands minimum to reach NL50SH till the End of 2014. The second, larger Goal for me is, to take Poker more seriously+effort to make climb up Zoom Stakes and play Poker professional.



      What can you expect from our blog

      The Main function of these collective Blog is to show that is possible to climbing stakes an making Money without some kind of BullshitPoker :) We wanna keep it quit simple at the Tables.

      Constant Updates, with Handcounts and graphs+ VPP/FPP Counter etc.



      Cheers
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    • BumpetyBoo87
      BumpetyBoo87
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      Joined: 14.09.2011 Posts: 1,004
      Day 00 - The day before tomorrow

      Hi guys, finally i decided to blog again on pokerstrategy.com., because i think that it will be the best way for me to fulfill my goals. I´m tired and dissapointed of my way of living,my discipline,my endurance, nearly everything is not working as i want and as it should be. So i want to make a cut in my life, be strong and change nearly everything. Let it say in Gordon´s words: I will stop all that f****ng BULLSHIT and work hard hard hard!


      "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."


      About me: 27 years old, german (cologne/Köln), living since 1,5 years as a "pokerpro" and quittet my job in a insurance-company, interested in sports, especially football,tennis,single

      poker-career: Started to play the SSS at the end of the "Golden-Times", i think 4 weeks before Pokerstars abolished the 20-100bb tables. After that, it was in 2012 i played the 20-50bb tables and made stil nice winnings. But again Pokerstars decided to make a change in Rake-distribution and at the tables. The tables were "capped" to 20bb and i had to accept, that i devoloped from a winning to a slightly loosing-player, but made stil money through good rakeback.

      So i had to make another change and i tried to learn the BSS at the Fullring tables. The AHA-effekt came, when i saw Raskolnikovs(Gordon) videos "Die 7 Todsünden im Smallstakes Poker" and " Champions stand up one more time than the rest".

      2013&2014 i played on Pokerstars.fr, mostly Fullring and i made 400k VPP in 2013 and 200k VPP in 2014 until i stopped playing there and go to Pokerstars.eu . I was a huge winner on the Fullring-tables and a big spewtard and also loosing player on the SH tables. I don´t know why, but i had to accept, that i burned much winnings on NL50/100SH and crushed the Fullring tables. But the traffic was to bad and i had to mix limits from NL20-100 to get good volume. Also Fullring was mostly dead in the morning hours and run better from 16:00-03:00. Because of that it was logical to make a change and get 24/7 traffic.



      On Pokerstars.eu i started to Play NL50 Zoom fullring. I started playing there at 01.06.2014 and now it looks like that.




      OK guys, what can you expect from this blog?

      - Highquality structered blog
      - daily updates
      - interesting discussions
      - missplayed/difficult hands
      - my way from a lazy sportsman to an ahtletic man


      Thats enough for the moment and first post, more detailed about my sports-programm and my poker will follow in tomorrows before-the-session-post. Feel free to join my jorney here
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,226
      Hey guys,

      Welcome to the blogs. :)

      Well this is new. I don't think I've seen a shared blog before. Should be interesting.

      Cheers

      Laz
    • habeichja
      habeichja
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      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 7,053
      Your welcome!


      Yeah maybe we bring some innovation to english community.


      Day 01 - The Start, its one big Session


      First Thing to do, make a schedule for your typically Poker Workweek.
      I plan 5 Days/week with 5k++ Hands and 2 Days with lower volumen.

      Yesterday, i played 5.35k Hands an won 5 Stacks. The Day starts really bad, first 500 Hands and 3 Stacks down sounds not happy.Ok,start to build a Heglaf. My Performance was ok imo. Just one big stupid Mistake, i can avoid i was made.(Riverbluff against Fish) cost 50bb.

      The Day feels like a big Session without good pause for reflection/breath, thats a point where i must make some progress to icrease motivation and mental freshness.



      Numbers:
      Hands today: 5350

      Handcount:5350/100.000

      Winnings Day: 50.19$

      Winnings Month: 50.19$

      Winrate: 9.38bb


      Daily graph


    • BumpetyBoo87
      BumpetyBoo87
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      Joined: 14.09.2011 Posts: 1,004
      Day01 - Starting with the "Fitness Test"

      Good morning guys,

      let me tell you a little bit about my sports programm. It is calles Insanity Workout by Shaun T. and takes me 60 days of hard workout. I started this course 2 years before and had to quit it after 10 days, because i got ill. After that i didn´t find in again :rolleyes: . So yesterday was my first training day and it was really hard. I solved the fitness-test and i was scared about my condition.

      So here are the results

      Switch kicks: 74
      Power jacks: 37
      Power knees: 50
      Power jumps: 20
      Globe jumps: 4
      Suicide jumps: 0 ( i really needed a break, because i thought my heart will stop beating :D )
      Push up jacks: 11
      Low Plank Oblique: 26

      Here are some pictures of the training program









      I also played poker yesterday and my final Result looks like this:

    • BumpetyBoo87
      BumpetyBoo87
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      Joined: 14.09.2011 Posts: 1,004
      3 Missplayed hands ... ;(

      Just want to show you, why my results are how they look like


      #1

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players -

      BTN: $84.79
      Hero (SB): $72.93
      BB: $62.04
      UTG: $108.85
      UTG+1: $51.75
      UTG+2: $118.59
      MP1: $134.84
      MP2: $89.97
      CO: $97.03

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is SB with A:spade: 9:spade:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $1.75, 5 folds, Hero calls $1.50, 1 fold

      Flop: ($4.00) 6:spade: 5:spade: 9:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $2.75, Hero calls $2.75

      Turn: ($9.50) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.35, UTG+1 raises to $22.75, Hero raises to $68.43 all in, UTG+1 calls $24.50 all in

      River: ($104.00) J:club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      #2

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players -

      BTN: $66.02
      SB: $99.11
      BB: $53.11
      UTG: $13.32
      UTG+1: $94.35
      UTG+2: $50.00
      MP1: $39.94
      MP2: $64.23
      Hero (CO): $58.26

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is CO with Q:diamond: A:diamond:
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.50, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $3, BTN calls $3, 4 folds

      Flop: ($7.75) Q:club: 9:club: 2:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5, BTN calls $5

      Turn: ($17.75) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $11, BTN calls $11

      River: ($39.75) 8:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $30.50, Hero calls $30.50

      #3

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players -

      BTN: $232.87
      Hero (SB): $77.24
      BB: $51.00
      UTG: $88.95
      UTG+1: $50.50
      UTG+2: $68.09
      MP1: $46.50
      MP2: $76.35
      CO: $55.47

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is SB with Q:diamond: A:heart:
      3 folds, MP1 calls $0.50, 2 folds, BTN raises to $2, Hero calls $1.75, BB calls $1.50, 1 fold

      Flop: ($6.50) 8:diamond: 4:heart: 4:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $4.50, BB folds, BTN calls $4.50

      Turn: ($15.50) 5:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $10, BTN raises to $20, Hero calls $10

      River: ($55.50) 9:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $30, Hero calls $30
    • ImpasX
      ImpasX
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      Joined: 16.07.2013 Posts: 81
      Just curious about A9 hand, against UTG opener, isn't defending A9s vs UTG to loose OOP ? :) Just want to hear some thoughts ;) .
    • BumpetyBoo87
      BumpetyBoo87
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      Joined: 14.09.2011 Posts: 1,004
      Originally posted by ImpasX
      Just curious about A9 hand, against UTG opener, isn't defending A9s vs UTG to loose OOP ? :) Just want to hear some thoughts ;) .
      Yes, definitely. I call this situation Double-Tilt-Factor.As i remember he was a regular with really tight stats. Fold PRE and everything would be ok. By the way, he had 72o :D .

      Day 02: - Solved the first Cardio-Intervall Training

      The training was really hard and i´m honest, i had to take much breaks between the workout. It was my first "real training" since hmmmm.... i can´t remember. But long long time ago. But i will keep it up. I have big muscle soreness in my whole body, but im sure, that every single day will make me stronger.


      So let me talk about my Pokerday ...

      After the Fitnesstest yesterday i made my special cocktail. Banana-Guarana cocktail. I wanted to be totally focussed at the tables. Everything was fine, until i wanted to go to bed. I couldn´t find sleep there. I was about 1h in my bed, when i decided to stand up again, because i couldn´t sleep. The time was 08:00 in the morning and i went sleep at 07:00. I sleeped very bad and and stood up at 13:30 after 4h of sleep.

      The result was, that i wasn´t focussed and i made mistakes like a fish. Also the boardrunouts were against me and finally the result for today looks like this



      Tomorrow (today) i will sleep more and longer to be totally focussed at the tables. I miss my Zoom-Sessions were i made 10-20 Stacks per day with a godrun :rolleyes:
    • matovicmilos
      matovicmilos
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      Joined: 06.09.2007 Posts: 115
      Hey, just wondering in those hands you posted why do you think the second one is a mistake? Id probably find myself playing the same way you did altho im very much out of practice so would like ur oppinion
    • BumpetyBoo87
      BumpetyBoo87
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      Joined: 14.09.2011 Posts: 1,004
      Originally posted by matovicmilos
      Hey, just wondering in those hands you posted why do you think the second one is a mistake? Id probably find myself playing the same way you did altho im very much out of practice so would like ur oppinion
      Hey matovicmilos,

      i´m not a friend of long discussions, so i will make it short :D . First of all, i play very much hands and i have much experience that i can say, that i loose, when i call a riverbet in 9,5/10 times. Next hands i will post stats to my posted hands. But in this case, as i remember he his Flop-Turn and Riveragression was very low, that we can expect no bluffs from him.

      Day 03: Loosing Player?

      Hi guys,

      yesterday i really got punished for my stupidness. The first part of my session i played really bad, spewed so much stacks and could be really nice up. But at the end i was up with playing so bad.

      The 2nd part of my session i played for a long time really good, but lost all my flips in the blindbattle, setups were against me and i ended in a down.Maybe later, after a few hours i started again to play bad. Could be really a nice day if i would not spew and tilt :D

      This hand was only 1 of much setups against me :P

      http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2570591


      So finally the result looks like this :rolleyes: (Volume so high, because i watched US Open for a long time while grinding

    • habeichja
      habeichja
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      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 7,053
      Day 02/03 - Uspwing+ poor performance




      Tuesday, was my Day off without Big Session. I just play 500-600 Hands. i played 4.19k Hands on wednesday and won just 1 Stack because of poor Performance and no more Upswing. Starting to to Bluff more often, and try to 4bet/bluff but on NL10 i guess its unnecessary to start bluffing. :rolleyes:





      Numbers:
      Hands today: 4667

      Handcount:10017/100.000

      Winnings Day: 32.97$

      Winnings Month: 83.26$

      Winrate: 8.31bb


      Overall Graph


    • BumpetyBoo87
      BumpetyBoo87
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      Day 04 - Upswing is incoming ...

      Hello guys,

      first of all i have to say, that im proud of myself. I mean, i trained now 4 times in the row, even when i felt like i can´t moving anymore. Yesterday´s training was not going to much on my condition, so it felt a little bit like a train-free day :D . But i already took a look into todays training, it will fuck me really hard ...

      Poker was good yesterday. It was the first day in this month, where i was satisfied with my game. My VPP count is at 97.400 VPP, so i think i will reach Supernova tomorrow