BrokeSoBroke - 2015 - to the WSOP ME & Some Challenges!

    • BrokesoBroke
      BrokesoBroke
      Black
      Joined: 23.10.2007 Posts: 887
      2014 - Great year!

      I think it's the first year I have actually dedicated myself to working real hard. End result, pretty successful. After the first 3 months where I made 100bi's at 200NL for each of Jan/Feb & March I decided to do some side projects. Investing in some Real Estate in the USA and working on some side businesses as well.

      Poker, well, it will always be what it is. A very challenging and great game. Also good for the bank account. :D

      I'd like to congratulate the first student of mine who has finished his deal and amazingly made $100k in 2014! Congratulations ZhiCheng! He's a great student with very good work ethic. Not everyone is going to make $100k in a year but through some hard work, it's possible!

      To everyone else on my team, Good Luck and may EV be on your side in 2015!!!!!! :)

      ** 2015 **

      There's a good chance I will go to WSOP this year just to play the Main Event. Let's GAMBOOOOOOOOOL!

      One thing I've noticed is a lot of people doing these challenges to build up a BR. I'd like to do a challenge where you guys/gals can come up with something for me to do and I'll pick the best challenges and do it here. Realistic ones please, not $100->1million although it would be a challenge, it might take me 25yrs. :D

      If someone else wants to do a challenge alongside I'm willing to do that as well where 2 players take XX$ and turn it into $20k or something and see who gets there first!

      Anyway, for those of you who don't like me for whatever reason, feel free to post here too! Let go some of that tilt here! If you want to see some hands we can definitely do it but I won't gaurantee because I'm very busy with kids, coaching and the daily grind. :)

      May 2015 be full of joy and nice graphs from everyone!

      Looking forward to doing some challenges with all of you!



      Let's hope I run hot all year! :s_biggrin: PokerIsAwesome!
      BrokeSoBroke
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    • BrokesoBroke
      BrokesoBroke
      Black
      Joined: 23.10.2007 Posts: 887
      That little downswing there... Yeah, pretty ashamed but I tilted. :D
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    • ZeDawning
      ZeDawning
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.02.2011 Posts: 204
      Inbefore200BIunderEV for 2015 :sifflote:

      Grats on an awesome 2014. Pretty sure 2015 is gonna be even better ^_^

      My suggestion for challenge:
      100k asap challenge :f_cool:

      Originally posted by BrokesoBroke
      I'd like to congratulate the first student of mine who has finished his CFP deal and amazingly made $100k in 2014! Congratulations ZhiCheng! He's a great student with very good work ethic. Not everyone is going to make $100k in a year but through some hard work, it's possible!
      My coach <3 Nice job Tomas!

      To everyone else on my team, Good Luck and may EV be on your side in 2015!!!!!! :)
      :s_drink:
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      OMG wsop!! Also want to do that... maybe one day! :f_thumbsup:

      Nice to see another old face around still! :)
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    • BrokesoBroke
      BrokesoBroke
      Black
      Joined: 23.10.2007 Posts: 887
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $321.76
      SB:
      $273.43
      BB:
      $175.95
      MP3:
      $452.07
      CO (Hero):
      $200.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, 5.
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $5.36, BU folds, SB raises to $19.00, BB folds, Hero calls $13.64.

      Flop: ($40) T, 8, K (2 players)
      SB bets $21.00, Hero calls $21.00.

      Turn: ($82) T (2 players)
      SB bets $45.00, Hero calls $45.00.

      River: ($172) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $115.00(All-In), SB calls $115.00.

      Final Pot: $402.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, king high(Q 5).
      SB shows two pairs, kings and tens(K J).

      Hero wins with a flush, king high(Q 5).

      Tilted this reg for the next hour or so with this hand. Feel free to comment on how bad the defend was. :) I know it was horrible. But one thing you must learn to become a poker pro is... You never win if you fold! :s_biggrin: Let the spew begin!

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):
      $200.00
      BU:
      $205.27
      SB:
      $311.31
      BB:
      $311.06
      MP2:
      $200.00
      MP3:
      $411.53


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 2, 2.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $6.00, BU raises to $16.00, 2 folds, Hero raises to $40.00, BU calls $24.00.

      Flop: ($83) 3, 8, J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($83) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($83) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $80.20, Hero calls $80.20.

      Final Pot: $243.4.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of twos(2 2).
      BU shows high card ace(A Q).

      Hero wins with a pair of twos(2 2).

      Here's where Villian should always fold otr with his hand but it's so tough to fold a set even though I'm not supposed to have any bluffs in this spot. :D

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $781.43
      SB:
      $200.00
      BB (Hero):
      $220.01
      MP2:
      $1003.71
      MP3:
      $200.00
      CO:
      $194.42


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, T.
      3 folds, BU raises to $5.00, SB raises to $16.00, Hero calls $14.00, BU calls $11.00.

      Flop: ($48) A, Q, 7 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $12.00, BU calls $12.00, SB folds.

      Turn: ($72) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $34.60, BU calls $34.60.

      River: ($141.2) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $157.41(All-In), BU calls $157.41.

      Final Pot: $456.02.
      Results follow:

      BU shows three of a kind, sevens(7 7).
      Hero shows a straight, ace high(J T).

      Hero wins with a straight, ace high(J T).

      I probably jam all rivers. :D Lucky for me I'm good at hitting. But yeah 77 should be folded against my range unless you knew my flatting range then it is a bit of a fistpump call. :)

      If you follow this blog, get ready to spew hard. :)

      Anyone want to do a challenge where we move up the stakes from any BR, let me know.

      GL @ Tables!
    • dannywratten
      dannywratten
      Gold
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Great to see you posting again sir!

      Also nice to see you running well so far :f_biggrin:

      GL for 2015, can't wait for more updates & maybe WSOP trip report :)
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Nice intro, quite the giraffe there :f_cool: Like the 22 hand, nice that the logical hand-reading path seemed to work out here. I wonder if rationale behind Villains line was trying to get a fold from AK rather than a pair.

      Originally posted by BrokesoBroke
      If you follow this blog, get ready to spew hard. :)
      Can it be a bad thing to encourage more people to call 3bets with :Qh: :5h: ? I hope not :f_ugly:
    • IvicaIliev77
      IvicaIliev77
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.05.2012 Posts: 3,348
      Some pretty sick hands already ITT :f_eek:

      Challenge for you - become top reg on NL200 zoom with highest win rate pre RB?

      GL will be following the thread super closely :)
    • MasochisticDesire
      MasochisticDesire
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2010 Posts: 486
      Subbed for occasional inspiration.

      Originally posted by BrokesoBroke
      That little downswing there... Yeah, pretty ashamed but I tilted. :D
      Nice to hear it is possible to have graphs like that and still make mistakes/be human.

      GL@thetables,
      MD
    • ntelis1
      ntelis1
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.03.2011 Posts: 73
      This thread wil be EPIC.
      Go Go Beast
    • NutzAreOk
      NutzAreOk
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2011 Posts: 7,409
      [X] Following

      Best of luck for 2015! :)
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,219
      Hey Bsb,

      Why not opt in to our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge. You could even call your blog 'Get Rich or go Brokesobroke Tryin'. :f_biggrin:

      GL at the tables

      Laz
    • BrokesoBroke
      BrokesoBroke
      Black
      Joined: 23.10.2007 Posts: 887
      So I logged into one of my accounts to see if I could find an account where I haven't played but have little amounts of money.

      So now we have the account... What should the challenge be?



      Of course I have to play my usual games but I will play and use this account as a BR building challenge and hopefully I can show you guys how it should be done and the adjustments that people make. So I will take this 168.52€ and turn it into 10k€. Take that 10k€ and gambooool it on WSOP ME. If it's a failure, then I guess we still gamboooooooool it up! :D

      I will try to update and I will set a goal until June to get this done as I will be playing my other usual games as well. Make this site just for fun. I'll probably use 17bi's for 10€NL and then move up at 30BI's for 20€NL and then 35bi's for 50€NL and up.
    • bogstratos
      bogstratos
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.05.2012 Posts: 161
      It would be sick to see you taking the 168 and turning it into a WSOP ME buy in, even sicker if you go on to win the ME! :f_biggrin:

      I can't wait to see how you adjust to the lower limits, please make sure not to forget to post the awesome hands of regs tilting left and right :s_ugly: , I'll be following this blog closely.

      Good luck!

      Bogdan
    • ZhiCheng
      ZhiCheng
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      Joined: 04.10.2008 Posts: 2,294
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    • BrokesoBroke
      BrokesoBroke
      Black
      Joined: 23.10.2007 Posts: 887


      First session in the books. I know the biggest adjustment I should make is not bluffing people at these stakes. But they are sooooooooooo bad. :D So probably have to tone down my vpip/pfr/3b a bit. Rake is rather high at these stakes so if I come out 6bb winrate + RB then it should be a smooth ride.

      The hardest part will be getting the roll to ~700€ but once there it should be smooth sailing.

      I don't know about playing 100vpip at 50nl but anything lower might be a cool challenge. :D 20k hands might be too much limping it might screw with my game. :coolface:

      No interesting hands yet but I'm sure there will be plenty to come at 10NL and 20NL.
    • dannywratten
      dannywratten
      Gold
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Originally posted by BrokesoBroke
      So I will take this 168.52€ and turn it into 10k€. Take that 10k€ and gambooool it on WSOP ME.

    • sokoi
      sokoi
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.11.2010 Posts: 125
      B2B will be watching to see how it's done indeed! Good luck dude!!