Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday.

    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      Hello! I'm Michael, I'm playing poker for 10 months and as you can imagine I'm both classical pianist and poker (still recreational) player :) I play 6max NLHE NL2/NL5 . I'm going to play poker a bit more seriously now so I need you guys to keep me motivated :f_drink: I will also participate in The Bankroll Challenge and I want to build $1000 Bankroll from just $170 .

      [*] Starting Bankroll: $170
      [*] Goal: $1000
      [*] Limits: NL5
      [*] Sites: 888poker
  • 56 replies
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,198
      Hey Michael,

      Welcome to the 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' bankroll challenge. we will be looking forward to your first update which you should post by Monday of each week in Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread.

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
    • bonecore
      bonecore
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      Hello and welcome to the challenge!
      Make sure you go to forum/settings and create a signature with link to your blog so people can find it if you post hands or other things :) .
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      [*] Starting Bankroll: $170
      [*] Current Bankrol $206
      [*] Hands played 12 659
      [*] Goal: $1000
      [*] Limits: NL2-5
      [*] Sites: PokerStars
      [*] Weeks : 1
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      [*] Starting Bankroll: $170
      [*] Current Bankrol $247
      [*] Hands played 19 659
      [*] Goal: $1000
      [*] Weeks : 2
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 27,040
      Your start looks promising. Maybe it’s also a good idea to pos graphs and/or hands to make you’re blog a little bit more entertaining to follow.

      Further I wish you all the best to reach your goal of a bankroll of $1.000 :gl:

      Best regards,
      SDK1987
    • 8runo
      8runo
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.05.2015 Posts: 652
      Looks a great start pianist :f_thumbsup: I'm following you and hoping for some inspiration :f_biggrin:

      Originally posted by bonecore
      Hello and welcome to the challenge!
      Make sure you go to forum/settings and create a signature with link to your blog so people can find it if you post hands or other things :) .
      I've tried following your advice for myself as well - but the link doesn't seem to be parsing to a clickable hyperlink - any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? (it's currently displaying exactly as I type it in). Cheers :f_drink:
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      [*] Starting Bankroll: $170
      [*] Current Bankrol $298
      [*] Hands played 16 396
      [*] Goal: $1000
      [*] Weeks : 3
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      Hand of the Day

      BTN: $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $2.54 (127 bb)
      BB: $2.20 (110 bb)
      UTG: $1.98 (99 bb)
      MP: $0.64 (32 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2.44 (122 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 4:spade: A:spade:
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, BTN folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds, MP calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.26) 2:spade: K:spade: 4:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.17, SB calls $0.17, MP folds

      Turn: ($0.60) A:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, SB raises to $0.80, Hero raises to $1.79 and is all-in, SB calls $0.99

      River: ($4.98) 2:heart: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $4.98 pot ($0.17 rake)
      Final Board: 2:spade: K:spade: 4:diamond: A:heart: 2 :heart:
      SB showed T:spade: J:spade: and lost (-$2.44 net)
      Hero showed 4:spade: A:spade: and won $4.81 ($2.37 net)
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      BTN: (110 bb)
      SB: (325 bb)
      BB: (281 bb)
      UTG: (105 bb)
      Hero (MP): (111 bb)
      CO: (105 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:spade: 5:spade:
      UTG: folds, Hero: raises to $0.12, CO reraises to $0.30, BU folds, SB folds, BB folds, Hero calls $0.18

      Flop: 4:heart: 5:club: K:diamond:
      Hero: checks, CO: checks

      Turn: J:spade:
      Hero: bets $0.32, CO: folds
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      Call or Fold (Turn/River) ? That is the question. What do you think about that hand?

      Hero (BTN): $5.16
      SB: $6.18
      BB: $9.09
      UTG: $5.76
      MP: $5.15
      CO: $4.95

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with Q :heart: Q :diamond:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, SB raises to $0.48, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.33

      Flop: ($1.01) T :diamond: 7 :heart: 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.51, Hero calls $0.51

      Turn: ($2.03) 5 :club: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.48, Hero calls $1.48

      River: ($4.99) 6 :club: (2 players)
      SB bets $3.71 all in, Hero calls $2.69 all in
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 27,040
      I would normal 4 bet and stack off pre-flop in a button against SB confrontation or the SB is a nit.
      As played I couldn’t find a fold button either with my over pair on every street. So it looks fine played to me.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      [*] Starting Bankroll: $170
      [*] Current Bankrol $334
      [*] Hands played 13 027
      [*] Goal: $1000
      [*] Weeks : 4
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      Great Read or Good Fold? :s_biggrin:

      http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/14804575_7A04705FE2

      What would you do if u were in my shoes?
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      subbed :) but indeed some graphs and stuff would be nice!
    • anetkaapro
      anetkaapro
      Gold
      Joined: 11.05.2015 Posts: 1
      Originally posted by pianist8716
      Great Read or Good Fold? :s_biggrin:

      http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/14804575_7A04705FE2

      What would you do if u were in my shoes?
      hi pianist, if BB is a fish, i would definitely call. raiser should have enough bluffs in range and most likely only 22,44 value combos. (from MP look) JJ i call here as you block value hands and you only get called by QQ+/strong FD and you fold his bluffs UTG could continue with. i wouldn't be afraid of giving a good price to BB as the only draw is FD there which is not nercessary to be in and also they don't have AdJd so therefore I don't expect JJ to raise often. maybe on nl5 they actually don't care idk. as played - if BB is a fish (looks like it is) he easily can spew so easy call imo. i'd fold to a reg normal raise size 3b flop.
    • BUSTY123
      BUSTY123
      Basic
      Joined: 21.06.2015 Posts: 1
      :f_o: :f_o:
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      [*] Starting Bankroll: $170
      [*] Current Bankroll: $361
      [*] Hands played 6 710
      [*] Goal: $1000
      [*] Weeks : 5
    • pianist8716
      pianist8716
      Gold
      Joined: 12.01.2014 Posts: 189
      Originally posted by vonki
      subbed :) but indeed some graphs and stuff would be nice!
      Hej vonki =) Since I have a little more time now I will post some graphs and stuff :p I am well aware that reading such boring bankroll reports isn't very entertaining :) So far, I've used one of the free HUDs which doesn't have graph results but recently I managed to run pretty well so now I can use a portion of my bankroll to buy HM2 or PT4 :) Cheers!
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      thats good news, great! Haha, are you swedish aswell? :)