Get Rich Or Die Trying[Blog]

    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Hi guys.
      I saw promotion and decided to opt in .
      ITs perfect timing for me, since I need some extra boost to put in extra volume.

      Goals are following :

      Current roll: 343$
      Goal : 2000$

      Screen as proof :



      For start I will be playing 2-4 tables of nl10 zoom at pokerstars and climb up in limits according to bankroll increase.
      I also have First depost bonus on pokerstars, so that should help my roll to increase as well.
      My aditional goals for this cahllenge is to collect 100 VPPs dailly which is aprox 2k hands / day.
      THat will help me to establish dailly routine and also to clear my bonus faster.
      Also updating blog at least 3x week.

      Thats it for now. OFf to play session , wish me gl :)
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    • Bacamarte91
      Bacamarte91
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      Joined: 25.09.2014 Posts: 13
      Good luck!! I am on a similar path, but bankroll is still pretty low :pokerface:
      Do you prefer Full ring too? I still haven't adapted very well to 6-Max so I am just zooming full nowadays.
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Joined: 14.04.2008 Posts: 549
      Hi .
      Yes its still low but I think its deffo doable with discipline.I am also counting on help from FDB as well.
      No I just prefer playing 6Max.
      IF you decide to pay SH we can sweat sometimes.
      Cheers
    • Bacamarte91
      Bacamarte91
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      Joined: 25.09.2014 Posts: 13
      Oh, I meant to say my bankroll is really low haha I am still at 5NL :) I will give 6-max a shot in the near future. Anyways, GL at the tables!!
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Originally posted by Bacamarte91
      Oh, I meant to say my bankroll is really low haha I am still at 5NL :) I will give 6-max a shot in the near future. Anyways, GL at the tables!!
      THere isnt much difference between nl5 and nl10 . TY
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Joined: 14.04.2008 Posts: 549
      End of my first day of challenge.

      Limit&Format : NL10 SH zoom
      Todays score : +8,35$ or 83bbs
      Current roll : 352$


      Played 2 tables of nl10 zoom.
      It took me close to 2k hands to achieve 50VPPs, and that took me close to 3hrs, so I gues 100VPPs/day will have to wait for a bit.

      A bit about todays session :




      Good things :

        I put decent volume after long time
        Was able to stay calmed despite bad run
        Made few decent crying folds on the river when fish hit
        Ended day in profit

      Bad things :

      made few bad calls where I really felt like fish
      didnt put enough effort to put villains on range in certan spots
      I lost lot more on nonsd than I need to .

      Here s graph :



      Plan for tomorow is to go thru some hands with my coach and put in another 2k hands or so.

      And ofc to update this blog :)

    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Was motivated to play another session so I made a mistake and put next 300 hands.
      Managed to 28$ in short 300 hands.
      simply everythin went against me and I also made 2 bad calls.
      I was just pissed off they hit so much and also coudlnt belive that I am fakin always behind.
      I guess I can say I am on tilt now, so time to get to sleep.

      A hand of the night :

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      Oskrgy(UTG) ($15.17) 152bb
      UTG+1 ($9.40) 94bb
      CO ($11.09) 111bb
      BTN ($15.22) 152bb
      SB ($12.03) 120bb
      BB ($10) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Oskrgy is UTG 8:heart: 8:diamond:
      Oskrgy raises to $0.30, 3 folds, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: 8:club: 3:diamond: 10:club: ($0.90, 3 players)
      SB bets $0.80, BB folds, Oskrgy calls $0.80

      Turn: Q:diamond: ($2.50, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.70, Oskrgy raises to $2, SB raises to $3.30, Oskrgy goes all-in $14.07, SB goes all-in $7.63

      River: 3:club: ($24.36, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: $24.36
      SB shows four of a kind, Threes
      3:heart: 3:spade:
      Oskrgy shows a full house, Eights full of Threes
      8:heart: 8:diamond:

      SB wins $23.26 (net +$11.23)

      Bankroll status : 323$ :(
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Hi!
      Time for another update to keep momentum going.
      Yesterdays late session crushed my confidence really hard, so I was waiting for coachings with my coach Morten (who is great btw).
      After going thru some of hands yesterday we have noticed that I didnt played as bad as resiults showed.
      Some mistakes were obvious even to me, and I spewed cca 50bbs , but rest was prett much bad luck and coolers.
      Coaching with him lift my spirit so I was eager to put another session today.
      Coudlnt put lot of hands due to constant interruptions from my wife, sister ,dog and neighburs.
      Its one of those days when everyone needs something from you, so I managed to play about 1h and put in 500 hands
      Session started brutally with 200 bb loss in 1 cooler and 1 bad beat, will post hands below than I managed to turn it around and climb back with 30bb of profit.
      I also think I made 2 mistakes which cost me 40bb or so .
      I have noticed that I get more and mroe frustrated by people playing bad and constantly hit on these limits and my biggest challlenge with beating these games is my mindset.

      here are 2 hands I mentioned above :

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($8.06) 81bb
      UTG+1 ($15.12) 151bb
      CO ($26.01) 260bb
      BTN ($11.03) 110bb
      Oskrgy (SB) ($10.30) 103bb
      BB ($10) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Oskrgy is SB A:heart: 10:club:
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10, 1 fold, Oskrgy raises to $0.60, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50

      Flop: 4:spade: A:club: 10:heart: ($1.90, 3 players)
      Oskrgy bets $1.20, UTG+1 calls $1.20, CO folds

      Turn: 2:diamond: ($4.30, 2 players)
      Oskrgy checks, UTG+1 checks

      River: 2:club: ($4.30, 2 players)
      Oskrgy bets $3, UTG+1 goes all-in $13.32, Oskrgy goes all-in $5.50

      Final Pot: $21.30
      Oskrgy shows two pair, Aces and Tens
      A:heart: 10:club:
      UTG+1 shows a full house, Aces full of Deuces
      A:diamond: A:spade:

      UTG+1 wins $25.16 (net +$10.04)

      Oskrgy lost $10.30


      PF and flop is standard imo. Only think I would change is my cbet size which is bit low.
      I thik it should be 1.5-1,6$
      OTT: Since board i dry I intentionally cheked to induce a bet from Ax haands or get payed on the river by stubborn Tx.
      I asusmed that Villain would open raise AT-AK himself and I doubt I can get payyed for 3 streets from A7 or T8.

      OTR:
      This is strange now.
      I would assume he would bet with all of hes sets, 2p on the turn for value after I cheked.
      When board paired nad he raised me I asusumed that he is tihnking that I dont have an A and raising hes tp hands for value .
      He could have boat with 44 ,but I think its fair assumption to make that he would raise pf with TT+.
      And also I think its reasnable to assume that he would be A2 on the turn after I check as well.
      I bet big for value and decided to call hes raise.
      Not 100% sure but I think my decision here was correct.

      This took bit long so not in a mood to look for other hand.
      I will post it tomorow.

      Bankroll status : 324$
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Time for another update .

      Since I started this challenge and this blog I am running awfully bad.
      Besides money its really draining my confidence and also motivation to play.
      Couse every time when I sit down to play weird shit start to happen and soon after start I usually lose a bi or 2 , close tables and thats it for the day.
      Since I dont want this to be whining place of mine I will do my best to avoid whining, however its pretty brutal these days.
      Had coaching today and I feel my game is and thinking process are improving, which is good .
      I also have noticed that I 3bet bit too wide in some spots, so I decided to tighten up and see what will happen.
      I have also noticed that my confidence is really low which couse me to play hands different than I would normally.
      Another good thing is that I managed to stay calmed and not to feel sorry about myself nor that poker is cheating on me, and thats really big thing, couse usually when stuff lik these happen I get depressed and start to think stars is rigged(altho I must admit that it crossed my mind that it might be cosue of bonus I have).

      Anyways to summarize in few lines :

      Roll is : 283$ ,and I cleared 10e of bonus (+13$) = 296$

      Graph since beginning of challenge :



      I am playing mostly 2 tables nowdays, so its low sample , but thats about 8hrs of play.
      I planned to play 3-4 tables but with confidence level of snail I think its better to leave that aside for now .

      THats its for now.
      Cheers

    • danyseful
      danyseful
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      Hye man, nice blog, and +1 on sticking with only 2 tables at a time, as long as you want to learn and observe everything it is the optimal plan to go with. Best of luck! :f_thumbsup: And mb you can teach me how you convert your hands like that with weaktight if you have some spare time :D ty in advance
    • murzius
      murzius
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      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 131
      gl with chalange :)
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Originally posted by murzius
      gl with chalange :)
      Ty very much.
      Stick around till good times come :)
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Originally posted by danyseful
      Hye man, nice blog, and +1 on sticking with only 2 tables at a time, as long as you want to learn and observe everything it is the optimal plan to go with. Best of luck! :f_thumbsup: And mb you can teach me how you convert your hands like that with weaktight if you have some spare time :D ty in advance

      Ty Dany, I come to that realization myself.
      Yes no problem here is how is done :

      1. I use pt4 co I copy history in raw format as shown in pic below :



      2. go to weaktight.com , select that big button Post a Hand (I assume you know this part so no pic. If you have problems with it lemme know and I will show ya )

      3. when posted hand select p2p option,click once into the window with code, to get it all selected than right click and copy.
      Copy to clipboard button doesn't work.



      4. Come here and paste copied part (right click --> paste )

      Should come out smth like this :



      There is some bug in WT code, and we obviously dont need that part in red, so here is how you remove it .
      Simply erase anythingh in code which is below results.

      Heres final pic :



      Thats it final result should come smth like this :

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($24.91) 249bb
      UTG+1 ($23.57) 236bb
      CO ($11.23) 112bb
      Oskrgy (BTN) ($10) 100bb
      SB ($11.37) 114bb
      BB ($34.01) 340bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Oskrgy is BTN 7:diamond: 7:spade:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Oskrgy calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: Q:club: 10:diamond: 7:heart: ($1, 3 players)
      SB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.50, Oskrgy calls $0.50, SB calls $0.50

      Turn: 9:heart: ($2.50, 3 players)
      SB checks, UTG+1 checks, Oskrgy bets $1.60, SB raises to $4, UTG+1 folds, Oskrgy goes all-in $9.20, SB calls $5.20

      River: 6:heart: ($20.90, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $20.90
      Oskrgy shows three of a kind, Sevens
      7:diamond: 7:spade:
      SB shows a straight, Nine to King
      J:club: K:spade:

      SB wins $19.96 (net +$9.96)

      Oskrgy lost $10
      UTG+1 lost $0.80


      GL and thx for stopping bye :)
    • danyseful
      danyseful
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      Wow was right in front of my eyes and didn't see it:D Thx a lot man for the time and really detailed explanation. I owe u one! :f_thumbsup:
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Originally posted by danyseful
      Wow was right in front of my eyes and didn't see it:D Thx a lot man for the time and really detailed explanation. I owe u one! :f_thumbsup:
      Dont sweat it , we are here to help each other :) .

      Cheers
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      By now I am pretty sure PokerStars wants me go broke or leave the site.
      I mostly cant win big pots and if I do there is beat around the corner to catch me to make sure I will lose at least 2x as I won .
      Tomorow I will reconsider to change the site, couse playing here feels like shit lateley.

      Few hands to show off :

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($10) 100bb
      UTG+1 ($10.15) 102bb
      CO ($22.68) 227bb
      Oskrgy (BTN) ($12.11) 121bb
      SB ($16.80) 168bb
      BB ($17.33) 173bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Oskrgy is BTN 4:spade: 4:diamond:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Oskrgy calls $0.30, 1 fold, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: 4:heart: 4:club: 7:diamond: ($0.95, 3 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.60, Oskrgy calls $0.60, BB folds

      Turn: 3:club: ($2.15, 2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $1.40, Oskrgy calls $1.40

      River: 7:club: ($4.95, 2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Oskrgy bets $2.50, UTG+1 goes all-in $7.85, Oskrgy calls $5.35

      Final Pot: $20.65
      Oskrgy shows four of a kind, Fours
      4:spade: 4:diamond:
      UTG+1 shows a straight flush, Three to Seven
      5:club: 6:club:

      UTG+1 wins $19.72 (net +$9.57)

      BB collects $0.00 (net -$0.30)
      Oskrgy lost $10.15

      When I decide to slowpla , this is what happen :f_eek:

      Hand number 2 :

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($10.20) 102bb
      UTG+1 ($10.65) 107bb
      CO ($5.68) 57bb
      Oskrgy (BTN) ($10) 100bb
      SB ($35.72) 357bb
      BB ($10) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Oskrgy is BTN A:heart: A:diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.35, 2 folds, Oskrgy raises to $1, 1 fold, BB calls $0.90, UTG folds

      Flop: 7:heart: 2:club: 5:spade: ($2.40, 2 players)
      BB checks, Oskrgy bets $1.70, BB raises to $3.40, Oskrgy calls $1.70

      Turn: 5:heart: ($9.20, 2 players)
      BB checks, Oskrgy goes all-in $5.60, BB goes all-in $5.60

      River: 10:diamond: ($20.40, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: $20.40
      Oskrgy shows
      A:heart: A:diamond:
      BB shows a full house, Sevens full of Fives
      7:club: 7:diamond:

      BB wins $19.48 (net +$9.48)

      Oskrgy lost $10
      UTG lost $0.35

      Have only 15 hands on him so cant really say nothing.
      But range to assing him preflop would be pairs 55-QQ, AQs,AK.
      Assume that he will 4b with KK, perhaps with AKs , dunno.
      When he raise me otf we can narrow range on setts and overpairs .
      so its 22,77,55, 88,99,TT,JJ,QQ.
      On when he checks on the turn I think most of this range will still call me and I have less than pot size in my stack so I just showed.

      Hand 3 :

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($10.50) 105bb
      UTG+1 ($44.73) 447bb
      Oskrgy (CO) ($13.49) 135bb
      BTN ($18.55) 186bb
      SB ($12.23) 122bb
      BB ($21.93) 219bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Oskrgy is CO K:club: 5:club:
      2 folds, Oskrgy raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: J:heart: K:heart: 5:spade: ($1, 3 players)
      SB checks, Oskrgy bets $0.60, BTN raises to $1.80, SB folds, Oskrgy raises to $4.50, BTN goes all-in $18.25, Oskrgy goes all-in $8.69

      Turn: 2:club: ($27.38, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: J:club: ($27.38, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: $27.38
      BTN shows a full house, Jacks full of Kings
      J:spade: K:spade:
      Oskrgy shows two pair, Kings and Jacks
      K:club: 5:club:

      BTN wins $31.21 (net +$12.66)

      SB lost $0.30
      Oskrgy lost $13.49

      Villain is 14/13 out of 60 hands, no sample of 3b.

      we can assume that hes 3b range pf would include JJ,KK hands for value.
      Given the fact that we are deeper its even more probable.
      So he could have 55 in hes range, which is unlikeley couse its 1 combo.
      He could have KJs which is only 2 combos and rest is are combo draws like AQhh,AThh,9Thh,TQhh,98hh.
      I am oop and dont want to see another h on the board, so I decided to raise him big otf and call it off.

      I am not 100% sure if I played this right ,but pretty certan that I am .
      My roll came down to 272 and I am thinking to drop limit down ,or simply stop playing ad stars before I go broke .

      Cheers

      Roll update:

      Current roll : 272.20$ (-83$)
      Hands played in challenge : 4244hands
      WR : -19bb/100 :)


    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Hi guys.
      Time for another update.
      Before I dig deep into meet of this post I would like to thank everyone who is following my blog.
      It gives me much needed motivation to stick with updates and also to grind it thru hard times and show off later.
      Ok thats behind me now, I can proceed :) .
      After lot of misery, hardship and o fuck moments it looks like my luck is changing a coruse.
      Played decent session today and I have to say that I ran much ,much better than these days.
      Naturally my confidence rises and I felt I am much closer to my A game.
      Looks so easy when things go your way.
      This downswing allowed me to meet myself at my worst and also to find out some things about my game.
      I have noticed that my game is full of emotions.
      I have lot of fears ( fear of being bluffed, outdrawn, outplayed etc ) and also to play optimally.It goes to the point where I rush to make my decisions in hand now, so I dont have to face tought decision on later streets.
      Also I dont think in terms of ranges as often and as precise as i should.
      Spoke with my coach about all that stuff and takken things into account we decided to take few steps back and return to basics.
      Rebuild my game from scratch so to say.
      I am looking forward to do it,,since I believe my game lack some basic fundamentals and that takes me lot of confidence and ability to improve.

      So plan is to take a short break from palying (2to 3 days) and study basics.
      And built from there on...
      I have also set few goals for november,but those can wait for next post.

      Uff, it was a long post.Hope it makes sense , or at least most of it :) .

      Bankroll update:

      Bankroll : 294$.
      Earned 24 $ in last session . woho :) .

      thats it for now ,gn

    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Hi guys! Just finnished playing so about to update blog with my thoughts.
      I feel totally outplayed/outruned and devastated by this bad run.
      Guys on this limit are master at hitting their outs and I am afraid that its getting too much for me.
      I can consider it winning session if I am down less than 2bis and its getting the best of me.
      Today I was so pissed off about losing AK vs AK 100bb that I threw my 70e worth mouse into the wall.
      Luckly its still working, but point is clear, to emotional ,sick of everytihng.
      I hate to be a loser but at this moment I just feel like one.
      Funny thing is that its not even about money, but more about being on wrong boat each time.

    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      At the moment it looks like its more likeley for me to die trying, than to win anytihng on this site.
      I reduced amount of tables to 1 , so I can play better and I do , I play better, however variance doesnt give me much break , fish hit everything.
      No motivation to update the blog ether,since its mostly whining, so until better days come ....cheers
    • oskrgy
      oskrgy
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      Its time to update this thing!
      Happy new year and best of luck to everyone who will read this. I know its bit late,however better late than never :) .
      Now onto the poker.
      After seriously bad run and lack of confidence in my abilities to beat the game, I took about month long break (didnt ment to be that long, but it kinda grew on me ).
      And still after break it felt pretty scary thinking about poker, so I decided to go for bit differend approach.
      I bought a subscription for run it once, and decided to watch 1 video of live play or hand review every day .
      After few days of just watching I dropped to nl5 zoom and played with 250$ roll which I have ledft.
      Goal was to grind nl5 zoom until I reach 300 roll, than take a shot on nl10 again with 3bi stop loss limit.
      I had good fortune this time to hot run and was out of nl5 in 4k hands , griniding soley 2 tables of zoom.
      Good run motivates me to grind and study more ,so I continued to watch 1 video / day and try to revirew my sessions as accurate as possible(/still strugling with this).
      I also added one more table and now feel pretty comfortable playing 3tables of zoom at nl10 solely.
      I am happy to write that I have conditioned myself to be able to grind 1k hands / session pretty easily ( which was smth I struggled a lot in past_), so I play 2 sessions 1k hands each per day. It takes me about 3hrs of grinding/day.
      Goal to reach for this year is to gradually increase the scale until I am comfortable to grind 6-8hrs/day.
      Also set up some pretty cool and challenging poker goals for this year to achieve ,so I am really excited about what future will bring.
      (I will write those here later in separate post.)
      As for bankroll goes, yesterday it was biggest yet in this challenge with 450$.
      However yesterday was pretty bad day pokerwise(lot of challenging spots and lot of bad decisions as well), so atm I am sittiong on 408$

      Here is the proof :



      since poker stars 7 sux I reverted it back to 6, so no more nice avatar next to the roll :)

      Aalso here is my graph since break :



      Thats it for now , cheers :f_drink:
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