The seranpoker blog

    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Been wanting to start a blog for sometime, now that I think I have a clear path/vision in my head, and ofcourse the inspiration to start a blog has come from reading some wonderful blogs ( zazas and Vegasmidas on 2p2 and elpsycho here on PS). History : I am from India and been playing poker on and off for about 2 years now. Mostly the 5nl and 10nl zoom games. I have done a fair bit of retrospection about my game and I believe that I should be able to beat upto 10nl (25nl possibly?) on my own. was nevr able to get there due to really bad BRM/ mindset/ not giving poker the due respect it deserved. I am being coached now (ill reveal the details this later) I'll list down the objectives of this blog. Hopefully this should help stay on track and progress in all aspects.

      -self motivate
      -list out goals
      -track my progress
      -post some hands (maybe some graphs)
      -post stuff that I found interesting(could be anything)
      -... Ill add more later if the scope of this blog develops.

      Till the next update - GL boys and girls.:f_drink:
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    • elpsycho
      elpsycho
      Diamond
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 350
      Hey, seranpoker!

      It's nice to see that you've started a blog :f_drink:
      I will be following for sure.

      Good luck at the tables, my friend!
    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Originally posted by elpsycho
      Hey, seranpoker!

      It's nice to see that you've started a blog :f_drink:
      I will be following for sure.

      Good luck at the tables, my friend!
      Thank you.

      Heres an update.

      Been mostly grinding 5nl zoom this month and taking shots at 10nl.

      Heres the graph for this month.




      And my shots at nl10 so far.



      some hands.
      Hand 1

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

      Hero (SB): $10.28 (102.8 bb)
      BB: $5.43 (54.3 bb)
      UTG: $13.48 (134.8 bb)
      MP: $4.74 (47.4 bb)
      CO: $16.02 (160.2 bb)
      BTN: $13.83 (138.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q A
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.60) 6 T 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.20) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.90, BB calls $0.80

      River: ($3) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $3.93 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.93

      Results:
      $10.86 pot ($0.49 rake)
      Final Board: 6 T 5 Q 8
      Hero showed Q A and won $10.37 ($4.94 net)
      BB showed 6 4 and lost (-$5.43 net)


      Hand 2

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

      SB: $14.26 (142.6 bb)
      BB: $7.61 (76.1 bb)
      UTG: $24.60 (246 bb)
      Hero (MP): $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $12.83 (128.3 bb)
      BTN: $10.05 (100.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K Q
      UTG raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.80, 4 folds, UTG calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.75) 9 Q 3 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.75) 3 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.25, UTG raises to $3.40, Hero calls $2.15

      River: ($8.55) 5 (2 players)
      UTG bets $5, Hero calls $5

      Results:
      $18.55 pot ($0.83 rake)
      Final Board: 9 Q 3 3 5
      UTG showed A J and lost (-$9.20 net)
      Hero showed K Q and won $17.72 ($8.52 net)


      Hand 3

      Poker Stars, $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: $5.73 (57.3 bb)
      UTG: $19.57 (195.7 bb)
      MP: $10.69 (106.9 bb)
      CO: $16.12 (161.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 2 A
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.10, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.35, 2 folds, MP calls $0.25

      Flop: ($0.85) 9 8 Q (2 players)
      MP bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10

      Turn: ($1.05) Q (2 players)
      MP bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.70, MP calls $0.60

      River: ($2.45) 9 (2 players)
      MP bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20

      Results:
      $4.85 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: 9 8 Q Q 9
      MP showed 5 7 and lost (-$2.35 net)
      Hero showed 2 A and won $4.63 ($2.28 net)


    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 27,140
      Interesting hands think as no cash game player.
      You had particle reads in hand 2 and 3 here, because I would fold river in both situations :f_cool:

      Further I wish you all the best goals and beating NL10 and beyond :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      The past few days have been, well, quite unproductive. I wanna get some info/articles on time management. So any suggestions are welcome.

      You had particle reads in hand 2 and 3 here, because I would fold river in both situations :f_cool:
      Im a calling station so.

      Well my reasoning at that time could have been--

      Hand 2: Villain is always beetting 3x here for he cannot be sure that I am going to bet this card as this changes mostly nothing ( I can pick up a draw), so he can check raise. the river is a brick. It jsut felt right at that time.:f_pleased:

      hand 3 .. Well umm I dont know but I think he will look to check raise his Qx on the river going by the action. not sure though.
      Further I wish you all the best goals and beating NL10 and beyond
      Thanks.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 27,140
      If your not sure you can always post the hands on the Hand discussions for No Limit board as well.
      Than you get also feedback of cash gamers.

      How is it going the last 8 days with playing poker?

      Cheers,
      SDK1987