Amirapuato's Blog (NL50FR BSS)

    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
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      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      Well, told myself than when my BR hits $1k I'd start a blog, but I was too lazy (that was 2 weeks ago). Now I finally started writing and there's no way back. :D

      I'm a 19 years old student (not for long, 3 days to b-day) from Mexico, and started with poker about 1.5 years ago. I deposited $25 at Party, and managed to blow it up in about one month. Then I found PS, and though: cool, 50 bucks for free... But I was too lazy to read the articles and busted in the quiz. :P

      So I went on playing freerolls, and managed to get my BR up to (amazing) $10... Then, 5 months ago I re-discovered PS, read the articles and passed the quiz. I chose Titan as my starting platform, and started learning SSS. :)

      I made some money, getting my starting capital up to about $120, and recovering my Party account to about $70... But after 2-3 weeks of being B/E, I got tired of SSS (it's quite boring), and decided to learn Fixed Limit. :heart:

      That way, I built up my BR to some nice $1.5k at Titan, and about $600 at Party (including nice final table at freeroll worth $290). :D

      Now I'm playing 1/2 SH at Titan (6-8 tabling) and 0.5/1 SH at Party (4-6 tabling), and I total some 30k - 40k hands/month.

      Right now, I feel pretty confident in my game (last ugly downswing --> - 350 BB already 3 months ago), and these would be my goals for what's left of 2008:
      :spade: Get my Titan BR up to $2500 and start playing 2/4 SH (I like conservative BRM) :P
      :spade: Make my first cashout (something like $200 - $300). :D
      :spade: Play at least 50k hands in December, and become Diamond.
      :spade: Deposit $100 for first deposit bonus at Stars (I'm tracked).

      And my goals for the first 6 months of 2009 would be:
      :spade: Get my total BR up to $5k (playing 2/4 and 3/6) and cashing out over the top.
      :spade: Consider moving all my BR to Stars, because of obvious benefits.

      And to end my first post, here goes my lifetime (15 days) graph + stats at 1/2 SH.



      Stats
      VPIP: 24.8
      PFR: 19.1
      ORL: 28.8
      FoldBB: 55.6
      AF: 1.8
      WTS: 43.0 (call me station) :P
      W$SD: 51.6
      BB/100: 0.84
      Rake: $700+ :rolleyes:


      Total BR: $2119,61 ($1521,37 at Titan)
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    • fun101rockets
      fun101rockets
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      Joined: 01.06.2008 Posts: 1,162
      looks like an interesting blog
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
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      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      Time for first update (14/11/08)

      After grinding for 3 hours... Here are the results:




      My favorite hand from today:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $4,60
      Hero:
      $111,85
      MP3:
      $55,01
      CO:
      $46,05

      1/2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.62 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 7:heart: , 7:spade:
      Hero raises, MP3 calls, CO calls, 2 folds, BB 3-bets, Hero calls, MP3 caps, CO calls, BB calls, Hero calls.

      Flop: (16,50 SB) 4:heart: , 7:club: , T:spade: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets, MP3 raises, CO folds, BB 3-bets (All-In), Hero caps, MP3 calls.

      Turn: (11,55 BB) 9:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets, MP3 raises, Hero calls.

      River: (15,55 BB) 6:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 17,55 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, sevens (7h 7s)
      MP3 shows a pair of aces (Ah Ac)
      BB shows high card jack with ten kicker (Js 3h)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, sevens (7h 7s)



      I didn't play my A-game today, I wasn't very focused, so I'll take the rest of the day off.

      WTS today = 45 (that's not good...)

      Bonus cleared = $25 :)

      Total BR: $2150,54 ($1552,30 at Titan)
    • strat9
      strat9
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      Joined: 06.02.2008 Posts: 511
      Okay Amirapuato, you've inspired me to try SH. I will drop down to .25/.50 SH and hope to last through the weekend (downswing giving me negative attitude I guess). Nice blog btw.
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      That FL on Titan sounds like a gold mine, gl!
    • opal99
      opal99
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      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      hi Amirapuato;
      very nice blog - keep going!

      I wanted to ask you:
      What's the rake on Titan on 1/2?
      What do you think about actuall loyalty program?

      Good luck and see you on 10/20 soon ;)
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
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      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      Rake on 1/2 SH (Titan - 12k hands): 3,19 PTBB/100 :rolleyes:

      Current loyalty sucks, it's about 15 - 18 % RB (compared to the 40% STB).
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
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      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      UPDATE - 15/11/08




      Freaking session today. :evil:


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $42,80
      MP2:
      $75,35
      CO:
      $18,46
      Hero:
      $93,20

      1/2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.62 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:spade: , K:spade: . CO posts a blind of $1,50.
      MP2 calls, MP3 folds, CO raises, Hero 3-bets, SB folds, BB calls, MP2 calls, CO calls.

      Flop: (12,50 SB) 2:spade: , K:club: , A:club: (4 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets, CO calls, Hero raises, 2 folds, CO calls.

      Turn: (8,75 BB) 7:spade: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets, CO calls.

      River: (10,75 BB) 4:club: (2 players)
      CO bets, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 12,75 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings (As Ks)
      CO shows a straight, five high (5h 3h)

      CO wins with a straight, five high (5h 3h)

      WTF ?(


      Right now I'm a bit pissed (OK, more than just a bit), just blew up almost $200 in less than 1 hr. X(


      Total BR: $2300,80 ($1702,56 at Titan)
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
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      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      15/11/08 - UPDATE #2



      PokerStars Tournament #118583351, No Limit Hold'em
      Freeroll Super Satellite
      1148 players
      $100.00 added to the prize pool by PokerStars
      Total Prize Pool: $100.00
      Target Tournament #118380434
      9 tickets to the target tournament

      Tournament started - 2008/11/15 - 21:00:00 (ET)

      Dear amirapuato,

      You finished the tournament in 1st place.
      You qualified to play in Tournament #118380434 and are automatically registered for it.
      See Tournament #118380434 Lobby for further details.


      In addition a $5.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.



      Congratulations!
      Thank you for participating.


      SHIP IT !!

      First $$$ won at Stars. BR = $5 :D

      Total BR: $2305,80 ($1702,56 at Titan)
    • tomzyb
      tomzyb
      Silver
      Joined: 02.08.2007 Posts: 623
      Originally posted by Amirapuato
      Rake on 1/2 SH (Titan - 12k hands): 3,19 PTBB/100 :rolleyes:

      Current loyalty sucks, it's about 15 - 18 % RB (compared to the 40% STB).
      That sucks...on Stars you get to pay app. 2.5BB/100 on 1/2 and loyalty programe is allso better. Not to mention the Titan's software :spade:
    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
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      Joined: 05.11.2008 Posts: 722
      Didn't know you had a blog, Amirapuato :) .
      Will be checking it out from time to time!
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      23/11/08 - UPDATE


      This week I didn't play as normally, because final exams are coming... :rolleyes:

      Summary for the last days:
      • 16/11 - Only played PS Bronze Freeroll at Titan - busted early. :P
      • 17/11 - My 20th birthday, didn't play. :D
      • 18/11 - Lost about $30 on Party, PC + Elephant freezed while playing. :evil:
      • 19/11 - Played 0.02/0.04 FR on Stars, tripled BR. :)
      • 20/11 - No time to play.
      • 21/11 - Played on Party, won about $30, graph below. :)
      • 22/11 - Didn't play, feeling sick as hell.
      • 23/11 - Trying to ship PS Bronze Freeroll, update later. :P




      Total BR: $2313,31 ($1702,56 at Titan, $594,57 at Party, $16,18 at Stars)
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      23/11/08 - UPDATE #2




      This is what happens when your 6 tables are full of luckboxes. :rolleyes:

      That was just 1/6th of my Party roll, shit. :(

      Typical hand of today:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $22.01
      Hero:
      $50.05

      0.5/1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.62 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:club: , A:spade:
      MP3 folds, Hero raises, 2 folds, BB 3-bets, Hero caps, BB calls.

      Flop: (8.50 SB) T:spade: , Q:spade: , 3:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets, BB raises, Hero calls.

      Turn: (6.25 BB) 7:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero raises, BB calls.

      River: (10.25 BB) Q:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 12.25 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and queens (Ac As)
      BB shows three of a kind, queens (Qd Jh)

      BB wins with three of a kind, queens (Qd Jh)


      Now imagine things like that happening every 30 sec, and you got a nice downswing (still standard). :evil:

      AA today = - $14,40

      Managed to get 37th in Bronze Freeroll, worth $4,50 on Titan. :)

      Total BR: $2213,17 ($1707,06 at Titan, $489,93 at Party, $16,18 at Stars)
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      25/11/08 - UPDATE

      Played KTT-Freeroll (25 seats for $640 Tournament), lost a standard flip when opened with 99 on the CO vs AKs (BU 3-bet). Just shoved, but Party doesn't like me (K on the river). :(

      Then hit the tables for an hour, got some interesting hands to post, here goes the graph:



      When I started I just thought "oh shit, not again", but the session ended nicely (interrupted by GF). :P

      Favorite hands of today:

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , 2:diamond:
      MP3 folds, Hero raises, BU calls, SB calls, BB calls.

      Flop: (8.00 SB) 8:diamond: , 9:heart: , 3:diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB bets, Hero calls, BU calls, SB calls.

      Turn: (6.00 BB) K:club: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB bets, Hero calls, BU folds, SB calls.

      River: (9.00 BB) 5:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets, SB folds, BB raises, Hero 3-bets, BB calls.

      Final Pot: 15.00 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Ad 2d)
      BB shows two pairs, kings and eights (8s Kd)

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high (Ad 2d)

      Seeing raises behind you when you're holding the nuts is just priceless. :D



      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: , A:heart:
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises, 2 folds, Hero 3-bets, BB calls, MP3 calls.

      Flop: (9.00 SB) A:club: , T:heart: , A:spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets, BB folds, MP3 raises, Hero calls.

      Turn: (6.50 BB) 2:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets, Hero raises, MP3 calls.

      River: (10.50 BB) Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets, MP3 calls.

      Final Pot: 12.50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows four of a kind, aces (Ad Ah)
      MP3 shows two pairs, aces and tens (Jc Ts)

      Hero wins with four of a kind, aces (Ad Ah)

      Quads !! :P (also hit with JTs on a 9TT-T-A board some hands before)


      Total BR: $2244,87 ($1707,06 at Titan, $521,63 at Party, $16,18 at Stars)
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      26/11/08 - UPDATE


      Some standard grinding at Party (worth - $15, grrr...), and at Stars (worth +$3). :P

      Could post graphs (even generated them), but this time I'll only let you with this hand:


      0.02/0.04 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 4:heart: , 4:club:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, Hero calls, BU calls, SB raises, BB calls, MP1 calls, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, Hero calls, BU calls.

      Flop: (14.00 SB) 4:spade: , 3:heart: , 9:heart: (7 players)
      SB bets, BB folds, MP1 calls, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, Hero raises, BU calls, SB calls, MP1 calls, MP2 folds, MP3 calls.

      Turn: (12.50 BB) 4:diamond: (5 players)
      SB bets, MP1 calls, MP3 calls, Hero raises, BU folds, SB calls, MP1 calls, MP3 calls.

      River: (20.50 BB) 8:diamond: (4 players)
      SB bets, MP1 folds, MP3 calls, Hero raises, SB calls, MP3 calls.

      Final Pot: 26.50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows four of a kind, fours (4h 4c)
      SB shows two pairs, fours and threes (Ad 3d)
      MP3 shows two pairs, nines and fours (9c 3c)

      Hero wins with four of a kind, fours (4h 4c)


      "Four of a kind, fours." Nice words. :D

      Total BR: $2232,96 ($1707,06 at Titan, $506,88 at Party, $19,02 at Stars)
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Nice to see a fellow "latino"(I'm half latino) doing well on Titan, its inspiring.
      gl and dont forget to hf
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      28/11/08 - UPDATE


      Welcome to "how to lose all the winnings for the month in 1 day". :P



      That's how it's done. :D

      My worst day so far, but this time I ain't even angry, LOL. :tongue:

      Today's best:

      1/2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:spade: , 7:heart:
      MP2 calls, MP3 calls, CO folds, BU calls, Hero calls, BB checks.

      Flop: (5.00 SB) K:heart: , J:club: , 7:diamond: (5 players)
      Hero bets, BB raises, MP2 folds, MP3 calls, BU 3-bets, Hero caps, BB folds, MP3 calls, BU calls.

      Turn: (9.50 BB) 6:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets, MP3 raises, BU calls, Hero calls.

      River: (15.50 BB) 7:club: (3 players)
      Hero bets, MP3 raises, BU 3-bets, Hero caps, MP3 (All-In), BU calls.

      Final Pot: 26.00 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a full-house, sevens full of kings (Ks 7h)
      MP3 shows two pairs, kings and jacks (Kc Js)
      BU shows a full-house, sevens full of jacks (Jh 7s)

      Hero wins with a full-house, sevens full of kings (Ks 7h)


      Today's worst (among others):

      1/2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:spade: , Q:heart:
      MP3 folds, CO calls, BU folds, Hero raises, BB folds, CO calls.

      Flop: (5.00 SB) 4:club: , 2:club: , 7:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO raises, Hero 3-bets, CO caps, Hero calls.

      Turn: (6.50 BB) 5:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO raises, Hero 3-bets, CO caps (All-In), Hero calls.

      River: (13.75 BB) A:spade: (1 players)


      Final Pot: 13.75 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Qs Qh)
      CO shows a straight, five high (4s 3d)

      CO wins with a straight, five high (4s 3d)

      2nd pair, no kicker = nuts ;)

      Total BR: $2048,76 ($1531,99 at Titan, $497,75 at Party, $19,02 at Stars)
    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.11.2008 Posts: 722
      O man, it sucks to see that.
      I wish you all the best on your way back up!

      I'm suspecting your gf has something to do with it. When is comes close, your graph goes up. Maybe you should only play when see is around.
    • Amirapuato
      Amirapuato
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      @TheBrood: Thx for your comment and gl with your goals. From where is your "latino half"? :)

      @Ka0s: That's a nice idea! The only problem is that she studies in another city, like 300 km away. Gratz on gold status. :P
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Im half honduran(dad), half english(mom)