New Game - New Approach.

    • MrMardyBum
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      [CENTER][B][U][SIZE=20]New Game - New Approach.
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      Overview

      I started out with $20 built a roll playing a variety of STT, MTT and cash games, then started grinding Zoom, played 125k hands, ended break even (0.19bb/100). Took a break for a few days, watched a few videos, chilled out finished Weasels 10-part series, read a lot of psychology articles and re-read Mental Game. Before this I was just playing awful in cash games, there is no way for me to sugar coat it - All of my roll after an initial 1,000bb upswing at NL5 came from MTT cashes and FPP conversions going very right on the hyper STT's. If it hadn't of been for that I'd be stuck $200 (or - 5,000bb). That was before my Zoom grind but still, as you can tell not playing well at all.

      I've now decided Zoom is not the right format to apply my best game. I have now decided to quit cramming in volume, and instead work on the standard 6-max tables to improve my hand reading abilities and work on my post-flop game, most prominently turn play. I have identified myself becoming lost in many pots during Zoom on the turn (especially OOP in 3-bet pots), although just playing the first few STT's, MTT's and Cash hands today I already feel an improvement in that area, as well feeling a lot more comfortable with c-betting after yet another watch of Nikachu's c-betting video (I always dig it up when I've been away a while it always helps).

      Basic Goals.

      Daily:

      1 hour study/session review
      30 mins in depth hand review
      1k-1.5k cash hands

      Weekly:

      7.5k-10k+ cash hands
      40 STT's
      10+ MTT's

      Monthly:

      35k-50k cash hands (352/50,000) Current Level: NL5. ($3.85) No. of Sessions: 1 - Winrate: 21.88/100bb
      160 STT's (2/160) Current Level: $0.50 9-man. ($0.99) First Place Finshes: 1
      50+ MTT's (3/50) ($4.89 Net) - Highest Finish 19/18525 (100k Privilege Freeroll - Stars)

      BR Tracker: +$9.73

      Week = Tues - Mon (I work weird hours, this works best)
      Month = 1st - Last

      Side Goals before end of year and ongoing (In no particular order):

      Join Gym.
      Become more active in this forum again.
      Eat 3 meals a day.
      Move house.
      Get new car.
      Read 1 poker related book per week.
      Stick to goals... Allowances at weekends only (due to long work hours over the weekends - EVERY WEEKEND!!! X( ).
      Possible new job opportunities...? I need to see where I can go with the experiences and licenses I now have.
      Look into realistically studying at college. Business Management, Basic Finance Courses.


      Main goal is for me to record progress daily. And hopefully stick to the plan, playing miles below bankroll until decent samples have been recorded.
      Post and discuss more hands.

      MARK MORE HAND WHILE PLAYING!!!!
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    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey MrMardyBum,

      Welcome to the foru....... hang on, haven't I seen you somewhere before. Of course it's Danny...... again :tongue:

      Didn't you start a brand new blog a couple of weeks ago. I sincerely hope that one is not going the way the other 13 did. :f_biggrin:

      On a more serious note, hope you do well and we get to read plenty of posts of winning sessions and nice giraffes.

      Have fun

      Laz
    • MrMardyBum
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      This is less bloggy and more tracking my results. I'm not really maintaining a blog as I don't have much to say that anyone cares about, or I haven't said somewhere at some point previous.

      Only thing that matters right now is improvement and maintaining course toward goals.
    • MrMardyBum
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      Day #1

      Self-Grade: A-

      Comments: Two hands played badly - Could of lost two 100bb stacks.

      Hand #1

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 134.2 BB (VPIP: 23.20, PFR: 19.20, 3Bet Preflop: 6.38, Hands: 128)
      CO: 125.6 BB (VPIP: 31.03, PFR: 20.69, 3Bet Preflop: 6.00, Hands: 120)
      Hero (BTN): 254.2 BB
      SB: 103.2 BB (VPIP: 20.33, PFR: 13.82, 3Bet Preflop: 3.51, Hands: 128)
      BB: 107.2 BB (VPIP: 19.20, PFR: 11.20, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 128)
      UTG: 115 BB (VPIP: 26.09, PFR: 24.64, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 72)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has J:heart: T:club:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.4 BB, fold, BB calls 1.4 BB

      Flop: (5.2 BB, 2 players) T:diamond: T:spade: 3:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 4.4 BB, BB raises to 14.6 BB, Hero raises to 45.2 BB, BB raises to 104.8 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 59.6 BB

      Turn: (214.8 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      River: (214.8 BB, 2 players) 6:spade:

      BB shows 3:heart: 3:spade: (Full House, Threes full of Tens) (Pre 49%, Flop 77%, Turn 2%)
      Hero shows J:heart: T:club: (Full House, Tens full of Jacks) (Pre 51%, Flop 23%, Turn 98%)
      Hero wins 205.8 BB



      Hand #2

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 99.4 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 40.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 5)
      CO: 149.8 BB
      BTN: 100 BB
      SB: 100.4 BB (VPIP: 37.04, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)
      Hero (BB): 100 BB
      UTG: 90.2 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 9:spade: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 2.4 BB, BTN calls 2.4 BB, SB calls 2 BB, Hero calls 1.4 BB

      Flop: (9.6 BB, 4 players) 2:spade: K:spade: J:heart:
      SB bets 6.6 BB, Hero calls 6.6 BB, fold, fold

      Turn: (22.8 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      SB bets 15.6 BB, Hero calls 15.6 BB

      River: (54 BB, 2 players) 8:spade:
      SB bets 41.4 BB, Hero raises to 75.4 BB and is all-in, SB calls 34 BB

      Hero shows 9:spade: Q:spade: (Flush, King High) (Pre 32%, Flop 33%, Turn 23%)
      SB shows J:spade: J:club: (Full House, Jacks full of Eights) (Pre 68%, Flop 67%, Turn 77%)
      SB wins 196.4 BB


      Results:

      Cash Games - 1,043 Hands - Winrate 66.42bb/100 - Profit/Loss $34.64
      STT's - 2 played - First place count 1 - Profit/Loss $0.99
      MTT's - 5 Played - Highest finish 19th - Profit/Loss $.5.36

      Bankroll Tracker: +$40.99 - Good times. :s_o:


      Graph:

    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Originally posted by MrMardyBum
      This is less bloggy and more tracking my results. I'm not really maintaining a blog as I don't have much to say that anyone cares about, or I haven't said somewhere at some point previous.

      Only thing that matters right now is improvement and maintaining course toward goals.
      This is my problem too. :f_biggrin:
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,206
      Self-Grade: C

      Failed to get a decent rhythm going today - Played okay, but missed some easy value spots in cash games and bluffed a few times to many in STT's and MTT's.


      Results:

      Cash Games - 1,050 Hands - Winrate 21.03bb/100 - Profit/Loss $11.04
      STT's - 4 played - First place count 0 - Profit/Loss -$3.04
      MTT's - 3 Played - Highest finish ??th - Profit/Loss -$0.55

      Bankroll Tracker: +$7.45

      Daily Graph:




      Complete Graph:


    • MrMardyBum
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      First coaching session - Booked and paid for from profit! :)

      Feeling inspired and focused right now.
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Self-Grade: B+

      A few bad spots but considering the cold deck today I feel I played pretty well.


      Here's a hand to pretty much sum up my day...

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 103.2 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      BB: 209.2 BB (VPIP: 22.64, PFR: 14.15, 3Bet Preflop: 2.38, Hands: 108)
      UTG: 105.8 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      Hero (MP): 104.6 BB
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 37.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:diamond: 9:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to 2.4 BB, CO calls 2.4 BB, BTN calls 2.4 BB, fold, fold

      Flop: (8.6 BB, 3 players) 9:heart: 7:spade: A:heart:
      Hero bets 6 BB, fold, BTN calls 6 BB

      Turn: (20.6 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond:
      Hero bets 14.8 BB, BTN calls 14.8 BB

      River: (50.2 BB, 2 players) 5:spade:
      Hero bets 43.2 BB, BTN calls 43.2 BB

      Hero shows A:diamond: 9:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Nines) (Pre 63%, Flop 57%, Turn 68%)
      BTN shows 8:heart: 5:heart: (Three of a Kind, Fives) (Pre 37%, Flop 43%, Turn 32%)
      BTN wins 131 BB



      Results:

      Cash Games - 1,012 Hands - Winrate -7.25bb/100 - Profit/Loss -$3.67

      Bankroll Tracker: -$3.67


      Daily Graph:




      Complete Graph:


    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Best of luck
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Day #4

      Self-Grade: B+

      Few minor errors, played well overall, with many decent folds, and decent value when I did get a hand.

      Results:

      Cash Games - 957 Hands - Winrate 18.43/100 - Profit/Loss $8.82

      Bankroll Tracker: +$8.82


      Daily Graph:



      Complete Graph:


    • MrMardyBum
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      Day #5

      Self-Grade: A

      Lost 3 stacks early today, managed to come back to break even by the end of play. Managed to keep a cool head throughout the coolers and stick to my normal game.

      Results:

      Cash Games - 1,032 Hands - Winrate 1.16/100 - Profit/Loss $2.02

      Bankroll Tracker: +$2.02


      Daily:




      Complete Graph:


    • MrMardyBum
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      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $5.37 (107.4 bb)
      BB: $5.24 (104.8 bb)
      UTG: $5.30 (106 bb)
      MP: $5.19 (103.8 bb)
      CO: $1.04 (20.8 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $6.73 (134.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 4 4
      2 folds, CO calls $0.05, Hero calls $0.05, SB folds, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.17) K 4 2 (3 players)
      BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.10, BB calls $0.10, CO folds

      Turn: ($0.37) 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.37) 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1.26, BB raises to $5.09 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.83

      Results:
      $10.55 pot ($0.44 rake)
      Final Board: K 4 2 4 7
      BB showed 2 2 and lost (-$5.24 net)
      Hero showed 4 4 and won $10.11 ($4.87 net)



      :f_cool:
    • MrMardyBum
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      Day #6

      Self-Grade: B+

      Hard day, dealt Aces 5 times lost every time. I feel I may of been value betting a bit thin and calling slightly wide on the river today. But nothing major, mainly smaller bets when I have TPGK vs. Random etc.
      Also, I added some NL10 tables today... And I've also put the MTT's and SnG's on a back burner while I focus on my cash game.

      Results:

      Cash Games - 2,252 Hands : Winrate -0.01/100 (Total) : Profit/Loss $3.18 (Total)
      NL10: 532 Hands: 11.99/100 : ($6.38)
      NL5: 1,720 Hands: -3.72 : (-$3.20)

      Bankroll Tracker: +$3.18




    • MrMardyBum
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      Day #7

      Self Grade: C-

      Played excellent at the start of sessions, decided to push for 10k hands for the week, and destroyed my best days winnings to date. Ah well. :rolleyes:

      Results:

      Cash Games - 3,204 Hands : Winrate 0.87/100 (Total) : Profit/Loss -$12.37 (Total)
      NL10: 1,631 Hands: -16.89/100 : (-$27.54)
      NL5: 1,573 Hands: 19.29/100 : ($15.17)

      Bankroll Tracker: -$12.37

      Daily:




      Complete:


    • MrMardyBum
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      Week #1 Round-Up:


      BB Graph




      Cash Graph


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      Main adjustment for next week:

      :spade: Adjustment: 3-bet OOP at a higher frequency INSTEAD of calling thereby taking initiative and leading to a better C-Bet success when villain calls.
      :club: Aim: Change trend of red line, and increase winrate in OOP pots.
      :heart: Negative Effect: 3-bet pots winrate could suffer dramatically.
      :diamond: Counter Action: Tighten 3-bet from earlier positions & play smaller 3-bet pots OOP.

      Other Things to Work On:

      :f_o: Shoving the river with the nuts too often, forcing villain to fold, when I should be betting a size that matches what he could be holding based on his perceived range.

      :s_confused: Playing when I am tired. STOP IT!

      :s_cool: Increase volume to 20k for Week #2.

      :rage: Stop fishing with the fish!



      Favorite Hand of The Week


      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 122.6 BB (VPIP: 64.29, PFR: 30.95, 3Bet Preflop: 15.00, Hands: 45)
      BB: 99.2 BB (VPIP: 20.41, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 49)
      Hero (UTG): 184.8 BB
      MP: 100.4 BB (VPIP: 13.04, PFR: 8.70, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 46)
      CO: 108.2 BB (VPIP: 12.90, PFR: 8.06, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 63)
      BTN: 112.6 BB (VPIP: 31.82, PFR: 29.55, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 44)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 7:diamond: 7:club:

      Hero raises to 2.8 BB, MP raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 8.6 BB, fold, Hero calls 6.2 BB

      Flop: (28 BB, 3 players) 7:heart: K:heart: 4:heart:
      SB bets 22 BB, Hero raises to 175.8 BB and is all-in, MP calls 91.4 BB and is all-in, SB calls 91.6 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (346.6 BB, 3 players) 4:diamond:

      River: (346.6 BB, 3 players) T:heart:

      SB shows 8:spade: K:club: (Two Pair, Kings and Fours)
      Main Pot [302.2 BB]: (Pre 11%, Flop 3%, Turn 5%)
      Side Pot#1 [44.4 BB]: (Pre 43%, Flop 5%, Turn 5%)

      Hero shows 7:diamond: 7:club: (Full House, Sevens full of Fours)
      Main Pot [302.2 BB]: (Pre 18%, Flop 61%, Turn 90%)
      Side Pot#1 [44.4 BB]: (Pre 57%, Flop 95%, Turn 95%)

      MP shows A:diamond: A:heart: (Flush, Ace High)
      Main Pot [302.2 BB]: (Pre 72%, Flop 36%, Turn 5%)

      Hero wins 332.2 BB
    • squadeuce
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      Originally posted by MrMardyBum

      Favorite Hand of The Week


      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 122.6 BB (VPIP: 64.29, PFR: 30.95, 3Bet Preflop: 15.00, Hands: 45)
      BB: 99.2 BB (VPIP: 20.41, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 49)
      Hero (UTG): 184.8 BB
      MP: 100.4 BB (VPIP: 13.04, PFR: 8.70, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 46)
      CO: 108.2 BB (VPIP: 12.90, PFR: 8.06, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 63)
      BTN: 112.6 BB (VPIP: 31.82, PFR: 29.55, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 44)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 7:diamond: 7:club:

      Hero raises to 2.8 BB, MP raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 8.6 BB, fold, Hero calls 6.2 BB

      Flop: (28 BB, 3 players) 7:heart: K:heart: 4:heart:
      SB bets 22 BB, Hero raises to 175.8 BB and is all-in, MP calls 91.4 BB and is all-in, SB calls 91.6 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (346.6 BB, 3 players) 4:diamond:

      River: (346.6 BB, 3 players) T:heart:

      SB shows 8:spade: K:club: (Two Pair, Kings and Fours)
      Main Pot [302.2 BB]: (Pre 11%, Flop 3%, Turn 5%)
      Side Pot#1 [44.4 BB]: (Pre 43%, Flop 5%, Turn 5%)

      Hero shows 7:diamond: 7:club: (Full House, Sevens full of Fours)
      Main Pot [302.2 BB]: (Pre 18%, Flop 61%, Turn 90%)
      Side Pot#1 [44.4 BB]: (Pre 57%, Flop 95%, Turn 95%)

      MP shows A:diamond: A:heart: (Flush, Ace High)
      Main Pot [302.2 BB]: (Pre 72%, Flop 36%, Turn 5%)

      Hero wins 332.2 BB
      I can't understand SB's play at any point in this hand, but especially after three hearts hit the flop. What was he thinking?
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Originally posted by squadeuce


      I can't understand SB's play at any point in this hand, but especially after three hearts hit the flop. What was he thinking?
      To add some extra info he was the biggest whale I've seen for a while, he was stacking off with bottom pair. This is not a standard shove for me... Just a good situation I took a chance on. I was also hoping to push MP out the pot.

      Also, this thread will now be updated once or twice per week Thurs and Mon probably.But I will be increasing activity on my main blog again :)
    • MrMardyBum
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      Goal to check off - I move on the 31st October 2014! :f_love:
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Really feel like I am struggling at the moment... Can't seem to gain any traction at all. I am hitting some dirty coolers, and bad boards but still I feel I am consistently fighting with this game at this present time. I'm not overly looking forward to sitting into a session, and my motivation is slowly declining as my graph fails to trend upwards.

      I will persist, I just hope my mindset holds out, and I can still push through to the other side. Maybe it's time to draft in Weasel again now I have 15k+ hands for this challenge... This game frustrates me sometimes. :(


      Current up to date graphs (all hands)



      Last 5000 hands:


    • MrMardyBum
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      And the coolers just keep getting more ridiculous ...

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 48.2 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      SB: 403 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      BB: 230.8 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      UTG: 133.8 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 28)
      Hero (MP): 101.4 BB
      CO: 136 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:diamond: A:spade:

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, fold, fold

      Flop: (7.4 BB, 2 players) A:heart: 8:spade: K:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 2 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

      Turn: (11.4 BB, 2 players) T:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 5 BB, Hero raises to 16.8 BB, BTN raises to 43.2 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 26.4 BB

      River: (97.8 BB, 2 players) K:heart:

      Hero shows A:diamond: A:spade: (Full House, Aces full of Kings) (Pre 83%, Flop 96%, Turn 98%)
      BTN shows K:spade: K:diamond: (Four of a Kind, Kings) (Pre 17%, Flop 4%, Turn 2%)
      BTN wins 93.8 BB
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