The Diary of a Spazz

    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      Joined: 21.11.2009 Posts: 103
      If you get offended by foul language, please don’t read :coolface: , specially as I will be insulting myself.

      As the title says I am a Spazz as I tilt very bad. Getting better but not there yet.
      This will be my poker diary, where I will say whatever I want and probably swear at my plays.

      Poker background:
      I thought 6max was easy and guess what I got fu***d really bad, tilted and never got anywhere until last October where I decided to start from zero. Got $40 bucks and slowly tried to increase it. As alone wouldn’t be possible, I got some help from a coach and that was eye opening.
      Last year I was -2bb loser pre rakeback, profitable post rakeback. So far profitable this year, but still 10 months to go.
      Will try to update as much as I can but won’t be every day.
      In terms of work, I am trying to know ranges as much as I can, using Equilab and Holdem Manager whilst reviewing my hands.

      Poker goals:
      Would like to be an NL25 regular by end of year with some shots at NL50
      No Supernova shit as it is too soon maybe next year we will see how I get on
      Currently, just moved up to NL16 and let’s see where this goes. I will keep playing on stars for now but it seems hard to get VPP’s being an UK resident. Might re evaluate in a few months time.


      Good luck to everyone
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    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      Joined: 21.11.2009 Posts: 103
      As you guys like graphs and things, this is how this month is going at the moment:



      Sessions:


      Let's see how the month finishes :f_drink:
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Good luck with your challenge to be a NL25 regular: gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      Joined: 21.11.2009 Posts: 103
      Originally posted by SDK1987
      Good luck with your challenge to be a NL25 regular: gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
      Wooo Wooo, I have my first poster :f_biggrin:

      I know it is not great, but I do not have the aspirations of becoming pro,

      Played just for about 45 mins as my little monster, would not let me play, hey she's daddy's daughter. Played then for another 1/2 hour after put her to sleep and stopped to watch the portuguese first training of double2 and cantiflas.
      Ended up falling asleep and snorring like a pig, so calledd it a day.

      Some hands from yesterday


      This one, I stopped all tables as I knew it :f_frown:

      Good thing fishes are not gone yet
      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $9.70 (60.6 bb)
      Hero (BB): $16.40 (102.5 bb)
      UTG: $9.50 (59.4 bb)
      MP: $59.26 (370.4 bb)
      CO: $28.71 (179.4 bb)
      BTN: $16.32 (102 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K K
      UTG raises to $0.64, 3 folds, SB calls $0.56, Hero raises to $16.40 and is all-in, UTG calls $8.86 and is all-in, SB folds

      Flop: ($19.64) 2 8 6 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($19.64) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($19.64) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $19.64 pot ($0.88 rake)
      Final Board: 2 8 6 9 T
      Hero showed K K and won $0.00 (-$9.50 net)
      UTG showed T A and won $18.76 ($9.26 net)


      This one I raise as the 2 hands in his range that can beat me are TT
      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $30.70 (191.9 bb)
      BB: $91.04 (569 bb)
      UTG: $16.24 (101.5 bb)
      MP: $31.56 (197.3 bb)
      CO: $10.59 (66.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $16 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A A
      UTG raises to $0.56, MP calls $0.56, CO folds, Hero raises to $2.48, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.92, MP folds

      Flop: ($5.76) T 3 7 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $2.75, UTG raises to $7.52, Hero raises to $13.52 and is all-in, UTG calls $6

      Turn: ($32.80) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($32.80) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $32.80 pot ($1.48 rake)
      Final Board: T 3 7 K 4
      UTG showed A J and lost (-$16 net)
      Hero showed A A and won $31.32 ($15.32 net)


      Et Vive les Nits :s_drink:

      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $18.25 (114.1 bb)
      BB: $35.66 (222.9 bb)
      UTG: $7.06 (44.1 bb)
      MP: $22.25 (139.1 bb)
      CO: $18.63 (116.4 bb)
      BTN: $6.38 (39.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K T
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.40, BTN calls $0.40, Hero calls $0.32, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.36) A 8 K (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($1.36) 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.65, CO raises to $2.32, 2 folds

      Results:
      $2.66 pot ($0.12 rake)
      Final Board: A 8 K 6
      Hero mucked K T and lost (-$1.05 net)
      CO mucked and won $2.54 ($1.49 net)
      BTN mucked and lost (-$0.40 net)




      Today is time to do some bottling up. One of my hobbies is doing fruit juice wine, and cider

      Good luck guys
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Pfff, you don't seem to spazz out anywhere near my spewtard game, how disappointing, I thought I had some competition! :f_cry:

      Seems to me you're going along very nicely, I think nl25 can't be far away now. :s_thumbsup:

      Play cool, run good and have fun,

      Mal.
    • iSoOwnYou
      iSoOwnYou
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      good luck! :f_drink:
    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      #Gadget, always an honour having you on the blog. Oh please dont worry as had to order next batch of mice. they tend to break :thinking: , dont know why

      #isoownyou, thank you. it is going to be hard but we will see :)
    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      No play yesterday as Tuesday went horrible. Part of it I think was tired, part bad play and part running bad.
      Variance did no treat me well, ended up on top of everyones range and as I thought I was getting better, it did not, someone else was having better than me.

      Tilt wise, just raise a few flops, which probably equates 1 buy in


      This hand was the creme de la creme :appl:


      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $18.05 (112.8 bb)
      BB: $16.32 (102 bb)
      UTG: $16.30 (101.9 bb)
      MP: $25 (156.3 bb)
      CO: $16 (100 bb)
      BTN: $16 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.35, Hero calls $0.27, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.86) 8 Q 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.62, Hero raises to $1.84, BTN calls $1.22

      Turn: ($4.54) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.04, BTN calls $3.04

      River: ($10.62) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $12.82 and is all-in, BTN calls $10.77 and is all-in

      Results:
      $32.16 pot ($1.45 rake)
      Final Board: 8 Q 6 6 9
      Hero showed J A and lost (-$16 net)
      BTN showed A Q and won $30.71 ($14.71 net)



      As punishment I have to go through all hands where I won or lost at least 10bbs, with equilab and see the ranges.


      For the next 4 days I have to make some hands if I want to take the Pokerstars bonus available. It's $55. Although not much and depending how it goes, it could mean if I stay at NL16 or go back down to NL10.
      I need to hit 865 VPPs until Sunday night.

      I cannot account Saturday as it is Valentines I have to hit around 300 VPP per day. This is playing the way I am at the moment.

      And to try and make this tilt free, for every day that I lose due to tilt I will donate $10 to a PS member.
      So get in line and start writting your names here :megusta:

      Good luck to everyone, apart if you are going to play against me
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Lucky for me that I’m playing SNG’s :f_pleased:
      How is it going the last couple of days?
    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      Joined: 21.11.2009 Posts: 103
      So the 4 days have been and gone and, I failed.
      Mainly because I fucking takes ages to get 1VPP whilst living in the UK, I swear I could see paint dry quicker.
      Did I tilt?, no I did not :f_drink:

      But made the decision to move my roll to Ipoker.
      Although the rake is changing I am guaranteed 30% of rakeback, if I get the other 20% we will see.

      And because I am a twat spazz, I did tilt on Ipoker so I am still giving away the $10. :f_o:

      The issue is I got so pissed off that I started calling raises with JTo when I know I shouldve folded but still the dum fuck called. :rage:

      And here it is :f_mad:

      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $14.57 (145.7 bb)
      UTG: $7.44 (74.4 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $10.32 (103.2 bb)
      BTN: $10.87 (108.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J T
      UTG calls $0.10, MP folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BB raises to $1.20, UTG folds, Hero calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.55) 5 3 K (2 players)
      BB bets $1.78, Hero raises to $4.10, BB raises to $13.37 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.02 and is all-in

      Turn: ($20.79) 6 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($20.79) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $20.79 pot ($1.38 rake)
      Final Board: 5 3 K 6 2
      BB showed A A and won $19.41 ($9.09 net)
      Hero mucked J T and lost (-$10.32 net)


      So as punishment the first person gives me their stars screen name and plays NL5 or NL2 will receive the $10.
      If nobody writes on here, I will look into the portuguese an english community hand evaluations and choose the best hand within those limits

      This is the month so far, not great but still profit.



      On a better note, I redone my HUD, and played a session with great stats



      Never played so loose, which is good for once not being the tight guy. This actually feels more like a win to me.
      Let's see how I get on

      Thats all for now, back to work so not much poker for the next 4 days

      Good luck at the tables
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      That was indeed a spew action. Have no clue what you’re thinking.
      Pre-flop a fold was indeed better and what’s your doing on flop makes no sense at all.
      Hopefully you have learned something about it.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      Joined: 21.11.2009 Posts: 103
      Right, quick update
      Everyone in this house had flu, from the little one to myself.
      No too much poker played.
      In terms of rakeback on Ipoker received $11, which is about right of what I was supposed to get. So far not much of a difference from before to now. Let's just hope it keeps like this.

      So one garph coming up



      No tilting which was good.
      I have
      Was unlucky in one hand but hey, shit happens



      BB (€10)
      UTG (€17.81)
      MP (€4.34)
      Hero (CO) (€10)
      Button (€5.43)
      SB (€9.22)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, A
      2 folds, Hero raises €0.30, Button calls €0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: (€0.75) Q, 2, J (2 players)
      Hero bets €0.50, Button raises €1, Hero raises €2.20, Button raises €4.13 (All-In), Hero calls €2.43

      Turn: (€11.01) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (€11.01) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: €11.01

      Results below:

      Button had 9, 10 (straight flush, Queen high).
      Hero had K, A (flush, Ace high).
      Outcome: Button won €10.28



      Will try to get a few more hands this week.

      GL to everyone
    • peddy53
      peddy53
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      Joined: 21.11.2009 Posts: 103
      Hello All

      Hope everyone had a great time at the tables and outside as well.

      Great weekend, my 2 favourite teams in football won, Chelsea and Norwich :D

      Played yesterday the Ipops main event, was the chip leader for 5 mins and kept running well until I made a mistake of jamming :Ad: :Jc: . I can now say I am a baller, I played a main event :sfishy:
      Still made the money list, ended up with €31 prize and €5 from the cash tables whilst waiting. Cannot complain.
      And although I am a big fish at MTT, I have to say thank you to Asaban for having such great videos for MTT's. If you want to learn a bit, I really recommend his series.
      I ended up making a spreadsheet with macros so I could just click into what info/range I needed.
      I might even have a go and play some 180's in the future as I had so much fun.

      Another month as passed and again, not many hands but I am getting used to speed tables and rakeback is good.
      So as a total, I ended a 1bb winner for the month. and a whopping 12k hands. thats to see how i fucking busy and don't have as much time as I would like, but is all good as long as I make my little monster happy :f_love:

      Here it is for the month



      This month is going better. My aim is to try and have more poker playing time

      Good luck everyone