MTT's and Micro limits cash tables -- Hittin' Goals and Settin' New Ones

    • thizzzer
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      Hello Everyone! This is my first post, although I've been reading and watching videos on here for the past couple months. I recently got back into online poker playing freerolls on BetOnline, but decided it was time to actually make some real profits and made a deposit on Carbon Poker.

      The goal of this blog is not only to receive feedback, etc. but also for myself to take an honest look at what I've invested thus far, and what steps I took to improve those early mistakes.

      Originally deposited $100 and lost it over the course of the first month. I wasnt using Pokertracker and had no BRM. I did have basic hand charts was just way too aggressive and hadnt learned to read my opponents very well. I spent the next month studying on here, watching videos and actually playing a lot play chip poker.

      I decided to invest another $100 in Carbon, this time using the bonus :f_thumbsup: After two days my BR is now $300+ :f_biggrin:

      I was runner up in 5.50bi 1.5kGTD MTT, which gave me a my biggest cash ever $308.75
      Had good 1 hour sessions the past two days as well playing nl4 and nl10 -- cash table profit = $45.54

      So, I've decided to enter the nightly MTT's and play 2 one hour cash table sessions / day going forward and will use this blog as my daily "punch in / punch out" so to say:f_thumbsup:

      BTW my name is Alex, I live in California, self employed atm :s_p: Looking forward to this.
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    • VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by thizzzer

      Originally deposited $100 and lost it over the course of the first month.

      I decided to invest another $100 in Carbon, this time using the bonus :f_thumbsup: After two days my BR is now $300+ :f_biggrin:


      BTW my name is Alex, I live in California, self employed atm :s_p: Looking forward to this.
      Hi, Alex,
      It's good to see some folks from the States here again.

      I think most people have lost a BR or two over the years.

      It's good to see you pulling your way back up !

      Best of luck,
      VS
    • thizzzer
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      Thanks! Yeah losing the first BR seems to have taught me quite a bit. I'm hoping to set more daily goals and BR limits.

      Starting Roll = $100
      Current BR = $279.24 +$179.24

      Daily MTT's
      4pm -- $11.00 - $15K Gtd (Deep)
      $2.20 - $1.5K Gtd (Deep)
      5pm -- $5.50 - $4K Gtd (Deep)
      6pm -- $1.10 - $600 Gtd (Deep)
      Total Buy In Cost = $19.80 / Day (theoretically if I'm awake and pre-registered)

      Cash Tables
      Limits: nl4 & nl 10
      Table Type: nl4 -- 6max/9-handed
      nl10 -- 9-handed
      Maximum of 4 tables
      Maximum of 2 sessions/day (before mtts and after)
      Min-Max Session Length: 1-2 Hrs.
      Loss Limit = $10

      Maximum Loss in 1 day = $29.80

      Weekly Goals - Review Sessions From previous day before investing
      Continue Video Series by wea3l and practice ICM calculations
      Make another Final Table
      End week with profits in both MTT's and Tables
    • VorpalF2F
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      Hi Thizzer,
      Those sound like solid performance goals.

      A couple of suggestions:
      Don't get too upset if you don't make "End week with profits in both MTT's and Tables",
      A week is a short time, and you will have winning streaks and losing streaks even if you play perfectly.
      The focus should always be on the hand in front of you, and playing that hand well.

      As much as you can, avoid mixing limits. Player skill varies limit to limit, so mixing them may cause problems with assessing your opponents skill level. So if you're 4-tabling try for 4 tables of NL4 or 4 tables of NL 10.

      On the other hand, I know several people who will add in a single table of a higher limit when moving up stakes, and it seems to work for them, so to each his own.

      Best of luck,
      VS
    • thizzzer
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      Thanks for the advice. After last nights session, I've decided to stick with just nl10, as I seem to be most comfortable there. And also, thanks for comment on not getting upset. I know being plus in both at this point seems like it would be quite a feat. MTT's are absolutely worth it but making it to final table requires at least some decent luck with the cards.

      most recent results
      ITM - 1/4 mtts ($5.50bi payout $10.75)
      nl10 full ring -- +$15.26

      Want to really improve making it deeper ITM, once the bubble has pooped :f_p:
    • thizzzer
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      another good 2 hour session nl10 6mx +$23.94

      BR = $289.29 (+$189.29
    • thizzzer
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      Fun week! Week +'s : 2 Final Tables (1st 6 max final table), placing 6th and 4th. The 4th place was a Knockout so it was quite fun. $85 + $8 in bounties, i think :)

      Had enough good days on the cash tables to pay for buyins but last two sessions were not the greatest, but I know where I made mistakes after reviewing the sessions. Need to do a better job of protecting my hands from draws and tightening up with more than 2 limpers and when their is a raise in front of me. Just overplaying a bit.

      BR = 327,29+227.29 overal / +$38 since couple days ago
    • thizzzer
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      Thought this hand was a fun hand from today. Looking back on it, im thinking I maybe could have shoved but didnt want to scare him off. Never seen some one think for so long before calling :f_biggrin: who knows how tight really, but considering he didnt go all in with the full house, i think my read was right that he would've folded to any aggression.


      Merge - 300/600 |<> NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 44.84 BB (VPIP: 20.80, PFR: 12.30, 3Bet Preflop: 9.76, Hands: 126)
      MP+1: 44.28 BB (VPIP: 20.31, PFR: 15.75, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 129)
      MP+2: 8.33 BB
      CO: 12.09 BB (VPIP: 58.33, PFR: 18.18, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 12)
      BTN: 15.77 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 8)
      Hero (SB): 25.83 BB
      BB: 27.46 BB (VPIP: 13.97, PFR: 11.94, 3Bet Preflop: 2.38, Hands: 137)
      UTG: 29.91 BB (VPIP: 20.18, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 223)
      UTG+1: 15.99 BB (VPIP: 28.95, PFR: 5.26, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 39)

      9 players post ante of 0.1 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 2.4 BB) Hero has 9:spade: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 1.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (5.9 BB, 2 players) Q:club: A:club: Q:heart:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks

      Turn: (5.9 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB

      River: (11.9 BB, 2 players) J:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 5.17 BB, Hero raises to 15.5 BB, MP+1 calls 10.33 BB

      Hero shows 9:spade: Q:spade: (Four of a Kind, Queens)
      (Pre 39%, Flop 86%, Turn 100%)
      MP+1 shows K:club: A:heart: (Full House, Queens full of Aces)
      (Pre 61%, Flop 14%, Turn 0%)
      Hero wins 42.89 BB
    • SDK1987
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      I would shove the river for sure. I expect if he will have an ace he will call anyway and if he was bluffing your raise size makes not to much different, because he will fold that anyway.

      Also looks a shove a little bit weaker than a raise you committed with.
      Maybe he will fold an ace earlier with your sizing than with a shove.

      How is your MTT adventure in April going so far?

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • thizzzer
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      mtt adventure has been entertaining. ive been playing the micro satellites a lot which has been a good when i do well in the second tournament. im finding it tough to win in both sat and main event. also seems like QQ and 99 love to trip against my aces this week. Feel like Ive been playing to tight when i get a bigger stack but really not sure. Looking back at the hand histories is tough as well simply because I will notice folding something like Kxs or Ax and see that no one had anything and it all just folds around. No big placings since last update, i dont think maybe 4th or something. Havnt been playin as much this week, but did very well at 10nl. I loosened up a bit after having played so many hands with some of the dudes/gals on the site and it payed off in most spots, overall +. Favorite hand i will post below. I would normally fold to 3b but when the fishy button player called I felt the price was right :)

      Merge - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+2: 100 BB (VPIP: 17.86, PFR: 13.22, 3Bet Preflop: 2.42, Hands: 366)
      CO: 69.9 BB (VPIP: 35.71, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 28)
      BTN: 41.8 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      SB: 64 BB (VPIP: 37.96, PFR: 12.96, 3Bet Preflop: 2.50, Hands: 110)
      BB: 220.8 BB (VPIP: 15.49, PFR: 10.45, 3Bet Preflop: 5.66, Hands: 358)
      UTG: 103.2 BB (VPIP: 18.68, PFR: 8.73, 3Bet Preflop: 2.81, Hands: 1,143)
      UTG+1: 98.4 BB (VPIP: 10.71, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 28)
      Hero (MP): 117.1 BB
      MP+1: 243.3 BB (VPIP: 15.90, PFR: 11.28, 3Bet Preflop: 6.06, Hands: 197)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:spade: T:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, MP+1 raises to 10.5 BB, fold, fold, BTN calls 10.5 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 7.5 BB

      Flop: (33 BB, 3 players) K:spade: 6:spade: 8:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 checks, BTN bets 1 BB, Hero calls 1 BB, MP+1 calls 1 BB

      Turn: (36 BB, 3 players) Q:heart:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets 19.5 BB, BTN calls 19.5 BB, Hero calls 19.5 BB

      River: (94.5 BB, 3 players) A:diamond:
      Hero bets 86.1 BB and is all-in, MP+1 calls 86.1 BB, BTN calls 10.8 BB and is all-in

      MP+1 shows Q:spade: Q:club: (Three of a Kind, Queens)

      Main Pot [126.9 BB]: (Pre 64%, Flop 9%, Turn 67%)
      Side Pot#1 [150.6 BB]: (Pre 82%, Flop 67%, Turn 70%)

      Hero shows J:spade: T:spade: (Straight, Ace High)

      Main Pot [126.9 BB]: (Pre 17%, Flop 22%, Turn 31%)
      Side Pot#1 [150.6 BB]: (Pre 18%, Flop 33%, Turn 30%)

      BTN shows 6:diamond: 6:heart: (Three of a Kind, Sixes)

      Main Pot [126.9 BB]: (Pre 19%, Flop 68%, Turn 2%)

      Hero wins 119.9 BB
      Rake paid 15.4 BB
      Hero wins 142.2 BB
    • SDK1987
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      Funky hand for sure, but works well for you :f_thumbsup: