my progresion from the bottom

    • Balltas
      Balltas
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      Hello everyone.

      Today I have some thoughts and some dedications.. I know I am pritty lazy and I think if I want to achieve something, I need to raise some goals for myself.
      Now its pritty good time to do that becose it's the beggining of the new year.

      So My main reason is to get better at poker and evaluate, how can I become better in one year. So I will stat a smaller goals.
      I have been stuck at micros for a long time. I have a knowledge of the game and still my winrate is -8bb / hour. (~150k hands).

      so my first goal is

        achieve a silver status


      as I achieve my goals I will set the new ones.
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    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      I wish you all the best to grind up the micros and good luck with your new blog.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • ZapOut
      ZapOut
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      Joined: 03.08.2011 Posts: 222
      I think your first goal is not good.
      You should try something instead, try to increase my winrate, build a bankroll etc ! Status will come automatically.
      Anyway, wish you the best and wonderful year !
    • SvenBe
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      Hi Balltas,
      welcome to our BR-challenge and GL!
      Looking forward to your first weekly update in our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread on Monday!

      Should you reach silver status you can get some additional help: w34z3l's 6max walkthrough - (microstakes edition)

      GL to you!
    • Balltas
      Balltas
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      So it is wednesday... My second session in 2 days.. not so bad. but I am almost break even. I made a few mistakes and I exploited some bad players too so there is my graph overall after almoast 2,5k hands



      I was playing 0.01€/0.02€ full ring 6 tables at once. I am using HM2.
      I noticed few spots that I could steal blinds almost 100% of the time with any two.
      Also ocationally I was 3-beting stealers quite flat.
      But the biggest wins or losses came from big pocket pairs so far. I will post few hands that is the most proffitable/expensive and not so streight forward:
    • Balltas
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      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $2.46 (123 bb)
      BB: $0.72 (36 bb)
      UTG+2: $3.05 (152.5 bb)
      MP1: $2.98 (149 bb)
      MP2: $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $2.02 (101 bb)
      CO: $2.23 (111.5 bb)
      BTN: $2.04 (102 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A K
      UTG+2 raises to $0.06, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, 4 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.12

      OK so he called.

      Flop: ($0.39) A 9 Q (2 players)
      UTG+2 bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.35, UTG+2 raises to $0.66, Hero calls $0.31

      OK he raises my raise. But my initial raise was like a normal bet. That 0.04bet is like a check isnt it? So After he raises me to 0.66 should I know that I am beaten? Or it depends? And how often I can be ahead in this spot? I mean overall. I have a top pair top kicker. Can It be profitable to call? OK so I just call..

      Turn: ($1.71) 3 (2 players)
      UTG+2 bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.68, UTG+2 raises to $1.24, Hero calls $0.50 and is all-in

      Here is the same thing like on the flop. But my 0.68 was bet for value. Should I play check - fold? After he reraises Maybe in this spot I knew I was beaten. But still the pot was so hudge and I needed only 50 cents to call.

      River: ($4.07) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $4.07 pot ($0.27 rake)
      Final Board: A 9 Q 3 6
      UTG+2 showed 9 9 and won $3.80 ($1.78 net)
      Hero mucked A K and lost (-$2.02 net)


      I lost a big stack here. What did I do wrong? Is it always wrong to make such assuptions? Which are exactly my assuptions wrong?
    • Balltas
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      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $2 (100 bb)
      BB: $2.27 (113.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $0.74 (37 bb)
      Hero (MP1): $2.05 (102.5 bb)
      MP2: $2.48 (124 bb)
      MP3: $0.02 (1 bb)
      CO: $1.34 (67 bb)
      BTN: $1.49 (74.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K K
      UTG+2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, MP2 calls $0.06, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.06, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.21) 4 2 T (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, MP2 calls $0.14, CO folds

      Turn: ($0.49) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, MP2 calls $0.24

      River: ($0.97) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, MP2 raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.45

      Untill now I only bet for value but after he rasies I am pritty sure he has a flush. But again its not expensive for me to call? or it is expensive? How to determine? Maybe I shouldnt call any raises on the river at all cause its indicating veyr srong hand but on the other hand... if I always fold to river raises ppl begin to exploit me.. even with the overpair?

      The next question would be should I know taht I am beaten if he raises me like that on the turn?
      or if he do something like that on the flop?

      Results:
      $2.57 pot ($0.17 rake)
      Final Board: 4 2 T 7 6
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$1.24 net)
      MP2 showed 5 3 and won $2.40 ($1.16 net)
    • Balltas
      Balltas
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      and the last one
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $2.07 (103.5 bb)
      BB: $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $0.82 (41 bb)
      UTG+2: $3.97 (198.5 bb)
      MP1: $2.07 (103.5 bb)
      MP2: $2.48 (124 bb)
      MP3: $2.27 (113.5 bb)
      CO: $2.14 (107 bb)
      BTN: $0.80 (40 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K A
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0.06, 5 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.38) 6 Q A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.19, UTG+2 raises to $0.44, Hero folds

      Results:
      $0.76 pot ($0.05 rake)
      Final Board: 6 Q A
      Hero mucked K A and lost (-$0.37 net)
      UTG+2 mucked and won $0.71 ($0.34 net)


      Maybe I made a mistake because I folded here? Maybe I folded a best hand? But I was pritty paranoyed with that AK geting into something bigger. Should I call at least 1 street? or maybe 2 streets? or even all the 3?
      Asume I call 1 street what shoiuld I do if he best again? call again or give up?
      And there is no point in calling on the flop if I am giving up instantly o the turn. Or am I wrong?

      IT seems its a long long way to my goal..
    • SvenBe
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      he how is it going? We're missing your update in our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread !

      1st hand: raise on the flop is fine, however the one on the turn seems more spewy :-(
      3rd hand: puh, i struggle with these,too. Probably ingame i would call and then FML for whatever turn card comes.
    • Balltas
      Balltas
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      OK here my report..
      This is a graph overall so I will be updating it every week. :)

      Todays session was pritty lucky and I didnt make any big mistakes.
      It seems my game is improving. After this session I should reach silver level.
    • SvenBe
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      He Balltas,

      thanks for the graph - for the purpose of our weekly update in the news, we'd need it a bit less graphic, more numberwise. Have a look:
      Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread

      Thx - will include yours then next week!
    • Mon3yMaChin3
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      good luck sir
    • Balltas
      Balltas
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      Nothing is changed from the last week.

      Hands: 4,521
      Result: +$11.17
      Bankroll: ~$73
      Target: $1000
    • imgoingtomirage
      imgoingtomirage
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      Hi Balltas!

      We haven't seen the BR Challenge update from you yet :( Post it here, please: Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread

      Regards,
      Mirage