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$50 to Broke (More Than Likely)

    • kurtisebear
      Joined: 03.01.2014 Posts: 3
      I have always enjoyed playing poker; but enjoying playing does not make a profitable player, playing well does. I have over the last couple of years deposited on numerous sites and got a bit of a bank roll going then donking it off when I get bored. I work from home now and have quite a bit of spare time so thought I might actually see if I can teach myself to play well and have some proper bank roll management.

      I am depositing $50 on Party Poker, and taking a 100% bonus, my aim is to play 1500 hands a day 5 days a week. I will be starting with 2-3 tables until I can confidently add 1 -2 more. I don't want to set any bank roll targets at the moment but will be sticking with 0.02/0.04 for the time being, and maybe some little sngs.

      I play live tournaments quite often being lucky to live near DTD the biggest poker room in the UK, but play badly and merely use it as an excuse to get out the house and some time away from the misses, working from home can get pretty crappy pretty quickly. I hope that playing lots of hands online will also help with my live tournament games in the long run too.
  • 3 replies
    • kurtisebear
      Joined: 03.01.2014 Posts: 3
      Well Party Poker was down when I was ready to deposit so I deposited $45 at full tilt and played 0.02/0.05 Rush, got in 950 hands or so in the hour I had free and hand a decent few hands to play with so am up $18.46. Played 2 hands really badly as I started to get bored, its something i really need to work on.

      Anyway here is a graph

      I aim to post a graph and at least one hand after a session just so I can have a record and force me to look through some of the previous hands.

      This hand bugged me a bit as, I just called down to the river and think maybe I should have raised on the turn.

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

      BB: 122.2 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 8.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 51)
      UTG: 103.2 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      Hero (MP): 141.8 BB
      CO: 217.8 BB (VPIP: 13.70, PFR: 9.59, 3Bet Preflop: 3.45, Hands: 77)
      BTN: 214.6 BB (VPIP: 25.53, PFR: 2.13, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 48)
      SB: 295.6 BB (VPIP: 20.73, PFR: 14.63, 3Bet Preflop: 6.45, Hands: 85)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      UTG raises to 3.4 BB, Hero calls 3.4 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (8.2 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond: 4:diamond: 9:diamond:
      UTG bets 4.8 BB, Hero calls 4.8 BB

      Turn: (17.8 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:
      UTG bets 11 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

      River: (39.8 BB, 2 players) K:spade:
      UTG bets 28 BB, Hero raises to 56 BB, fold

      Hero wins 91.2 BB

      Going to try to get another 500-1000 hands this evening before I bugger off out.
    • SDK1987
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 39,950
      Nice start so far :f_thumbsup:
      Further I wish you all the best to improving your game and bankroll on the cash game tables :gl:

    • adeee3
      Joined: 12.05.2009 Posts: 377