The Dream Is Still Alive

    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      When i saw this bankroll challenge - Get Rich or Die Tryin' I said to myself that this could be a great oportunity to make something in poker. I decide to start writing a blog one more time!

      In past i start with sng 6-max turbos and i go broke. Than i start play cash games. At first i play ring games than i switch to 6-max tables. I beat nl2, nl5 and nl10 3 times but always came that time where i start playing like crazy because i just want all as quickly as possible back (tilt). So i always end broke or very close to be broke. I hope this blog will help me and hopefully i will reach my goal.

      :diamond: Starting bankroll: 107,57&
      :diamond: My goal for the challenge: 1000$

      Let's do this!
  • 23 replies
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 27,160
      Good luck with your challenge and hopefully you control your tilt now.
      If not you can always check the psychology articles and videos .
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      glgl
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      Hei guys and ladies,

      Today was so long day but very productive! I play a little poker too, but really small sample. I think i lost 2 buy-ins KK vs AA, top 2 pair vs set...but i get 10$ reward so the bankroll is almost the same.

      Today i did it starting ranges in equilab and coldcall vs any position. And then i decide to make starting charts and all actions (calling range, 3bet, 3bet/fold, vs 3bet call, 4bet...) in word and it looks pretty good! :) here is photo:



      this two photos is just for playing from utg


      :diamond: So tomorrow i have to print those charts and start playing! :)

      :club: This is first what i'm going to do and secondly buy gold status here and watch and learn weazels series!
    • 4s4s4s
      4s4s4s
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      I think it will be very nice blog. It's not much for now, but I imagine what it will be. Keep up. Nice. Following
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      hei,

      @SDK1987 - thanks and i will do my best to control my tilt :) .

      @ 4s4s4s - i will do my best to be a nice blog and thank you for following!

      I'm currently playing 5nl and i think my BRM should be something like this:

      :spade: NL5 start with 100$, move down at 60$
      :spade: NL10 start with 300$, move down at 200$
      :spade: NL25 start with 800$, move downt at 550$

      That's all for now. Later i will post some hands probably.



      gl
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      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: $6.73 (134.6 bb)
      BB: $5.19 (103.8 bb)
      UTG: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      Hero (MP): $8.90 (178 bb)
      CO: $5.76 (115.2 bb)
      BTN: $5.06 (101.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K K
      UTG raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50, CO folds, BTN calls $0.50, 2 folds, UTG raises to $5.07 and is all-in, Hero raises to $8.90 and is all-in, BTN calls $4.56 and is all-in

      Flop: ($15.27) 4 9 T (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      Turn: ($15.27) 2 (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      River: ($15.27) T (3 players, 3 are all-in)

      Results:
      $15.27 pot ($0.63 rake)
      Final Board: 4 9 T 2 T
      UTG showed A Q and lost (-$5.07 net)
      Hero showed K K and won $14.64 ($9.57 net)
      BTN showed J J and lost (-$5.06 net)


      suprised that UTG shoves with AQo, stats: 20/16/3,7 156hands


      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: $5.45 (109 bb)
      BB: $10.78 (215.6 bb)
      UTG: $7.37 (147.4 bb)
      MP: $4.05 (81 bb)
      CO: $5.45 (109 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q Q
      UTG raises to $0.15, MP folds, CO calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.62) T 4 Q (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets $0.59, CO folds, Hero calls $0.59, BB folds

      Turn: ($1.80) Q (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.73, Hero calls $1.73

      River: ($5.26) 2 (2 players)
      UTG bets $2.52, Hero raises to $2.53 and is all-in, UTG calls $0.01

      Results:
      $10.32 pot ($0.43 rake)
      Final Board: T 4 Q Q 2
      UTG showed 3 A and lost (-$5 net)
      Hero showed Q Q and won $9.89 ($4.89 net)


      easy play :)

      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: $4.91 (98.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $5.93 (118.6 bb)
      UTG: $5.36 (107.2 bb)
      MP: $7.14 (142.8 bb)
      CO: $5.60 (112 bb)
      BTN: $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3 K
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($0.80) A Q 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.52, SB calls $0.52

      Turn: ($1.84) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.26, SB calls $1.26

      River: ($4.36) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.78, SB calls $2.73 and is all-in

      Results:
      $9.82 pot ($0.41 rake)
      Final Board: A Q 9 6 K
      SB mucked T A and lost (-$4.91 net)
      Hero showed 3 K and won $9.41 ($4.50 net)


    • 4s4s4s
      4s4s4s
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      Good job
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      hahahah just few minutes ago. i was just wauuuuu wtf hehe

      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: $3.80 (76 bb)
      BB: $5 (100 bb)
      UTG: $5.59 (111.8 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5.62 (112.4 bb)
      CO: $7.94 (158.8 bb)
      BTN: $4.60 (92 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A A
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.15, CO folds, BTN raises to $0.35, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.90, BTN calls $0.55

      Flop: ($1.87) 2 Q 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.32, BTN raises to $2.64, Hero raises to $3.96, BTN calls $1.06 and is all-in

      Turn: ($9.27) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($9.27) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $9.27 pot ($0.38 rake)
      Final Board: 2 Q 4 2 3
      Hero showed A A and won $8.89 ($4.29 net)
      BTN showed 7 9 and lost (-$4.60 net)


    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Get Rich or Die Tryin' - Weekly Report

      :diamond: 14.063 hands
      :diamond: +25,83 $
      :diamond: Bankroll: 133,40 $
      :diamond: 1 week

    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      Hands: 12.090
      Profit: - 54,09
      Bankroll: 79,31
      Week: 2
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      Today:






      Hei. Last week i played very bad. I played 4 zoom tables and my decisions were very poor and i'm just clicking and no thinking. So i decide to play 2 zoom tables because i'm much more concentrate and take better decisions. And i start making notes on opponents so i hope it Will be better this week.
      I have to start studying poker otherwise i Will never improve my game!

      have fun
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      nl5 zoom is fun but you must be ready for the swings, some days can be brutal when they just hit everything they need to! :facepalm:

      Smile and know you'll own them all in the end! :profit:

      Good luck,

      Mal.
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      25.11.14

    • vonki
      vonki
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      Where is the bankroll challenge u talked about? Great work, keep it up! :f_thumbsup:
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      Today:



      Bankroll:



      Today was very annoying day. So much folding....few times came 4-flush board and i have to fold with set, overpair..., one time KK < AA
      Tomorrow i have to do a session review and make some notes.

      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: $6.81 (136.2 bb)
      BB: $2.21 (44.2 bb)
      UTG: $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $5 (100 bb)
      BTN: $6.29 (125.8 bb) 22/17/8,1/79 vpip/pfr/3bet/flop cbet

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BTN raises to $0.35, SB folds, BB calls $0.30, Hero calls $0.23

      Flop: ($1.07) K 9 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $0.80, BB folds, Hero calls $0.80

      Turn: ($2.67) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $5.14, Hero ?

      amm preflop i decide to call 3bet because i stick to my chart and this combination i call. But during i play i didn't even see how much 3bet he got (vs co he got it 11) so should be easy 4bet i think but and i put myself in difficult situation.

      flop: easy x/c
      turn: x/?
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Get Rich or Die Tryin' - Weekly Report

      - hands: 10.179
      - profit: + 16,79 $
      - bankroll: 96,10 $
      - week: 3
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      Hello everyone!

      Like u can see my blog is not the best or nice. In fact i think it's the worst blog here! So i Will try to improve that and to be more interesting for everyone.

      Update:
      1. I move from zoom game to regular tabels!

      Why? I don't know. Yes i know. Because i can't beat that game!!!! Simple is that.

      I have small sample (8.974 hands).




      I play zoom last 2 years. A lot of hands on microstakes. I realized that it's just not good for me. Very swingy, the game is too fast for me. I'm just clicking button fast fold and i'm like a robot. I stop thinking and don't even know what i'm clicking and why!

      So i start to play regular tabels and it looks a lot easier, really.I play just 4 tabels but i am a lot more focused on the tabel! I don't know why i always thought that it's important to play a lot of hands. Now i play a lot less hands but profitable and I play slowly and calm (no tilting) - I ENJOY IN PLAYING POKER NOW. I try to table select good with bad players on tabels! U see opponent every hand how he reacts and it's easier to make a plan how to play against them.

      2. The fact is that i'm still a fish, but really want to do something to be better. And i realy think i have done the first step to be better!

      My weaknesses:
      - not focus enough (surfing on internet, looking pokerstrategy forum while i'm playing...)
      - not study enough ( i mark a lot of hands now but i don't do a session reviews)
      - take better notes ( please if someone have some examples i would be very happy if you post here)
      i think if i write the whole action is just too much.
      - emotions
      -
      -
      -

      Ok plans for tomorrow:
      1. Post hands
      2. Play some poker
      3. Study 10 old hands
      4. Analyse 2 hand with Equilab
      5. Fitness

      In game:
      1. Focus
      2. Take time on decisions
      3. Analyse villain and adjust
      4. Take usefull notes
      5. Table select

      GL!
    • kokicar
      kokicar
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 107
      Now i have some stats on him but when i play this hand he was unknown!

      274 hands
      16/11/100/18 vpip/pfr/Fto3B/AtSteal
      56/67 Fcbet/Tcbet

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $7.34 (146.8 bb)
      BB: $4.33 (86.6 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $5.58 (111.6 bb)
      BTN: $6.25 (125 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T 9
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.45) 3 J 7 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18, BB calls $0.18

      Turn: ($0.99) 8 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN checks

      River: ($0.99) A (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.58, BB folds, BTN raises to $5.92 and is all-in, Hero ?

      Ok. Here i could 3bet preflop but like i said here villians were unknown so i decide to call preflop. Flop easy call (pot odds = 22%; equity 9out for flush + 3 outs for 8 (straight) 12x4 = 48%)
      Turn i hit flush and go for X/R but he Xb. River he wait for 30 - 40 secunds and R-AI!
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
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      He kokicar,

      how are you doing? Thank you for being in our Bankroll challenge!
      We are trying to give a weekly or at least bi-weekly update of everyones challenge. Just to make sure we include you - don't forget to post your update in our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread thread, it's due every Monday!

      I find it very nice that you also think about your blog from an outsider's perspective. My concrete advice as you did in the hand before: do not post "my 5 interesting hands" but concentrate on one, bring in some funny pics demonstrating your thoughts. Graphs & stat discussions are also well liked - oh,and of course participating in the BR-challenge :-)
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