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Never Give Up

    • LuckyManFromLT
      Joined: 12.11.2013 Posts: 573
      Hi, I've been playing poker for some time and never took it seriously. There were times when I tried it, but I failed many times, but never give it up completely and I will never will. My poker carrer peak was NL50 zoom, but mainly I was playing NL10-25. Now I decided to take poker into the next level. From now on every week I will have goals , which I must complete and I will report my progress in this blog weekly, post graphs, some hands, maybe some thoughts.

      Currently I have bankroll to play on NL10. I'm still not sure if I want to play zoom or normal tables. I will play one week zoom and other week normal tables and then I will decide.

      Goals for first week:
      1. Play 17k hands
      2. Review every session
      3. Watch and study 4 videos from double2 series
      4. Read 3 chapters of mbml's book
      5. Workout 3x
      6. Cardio 3x
      7. Eat healthy
      8. Take shots to NL16


      P.S. Sorry for my English, I might made some mistakes.
  • 4 replies
    • Dadramel
      Joined: 10.08.2014 Posts: 3,001
      I'd skip NL16

      Anyway, GL!
    • SDK1987
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 38,990
      You’re English looks fine to me
      Good luck with you’re goals for this week and beating the micro and low stakes in the end :gl:

    • LuckyManFromLT
      Joined: 12.11.2013 Posts: 573

      Sad but I had to skip first week, because of technical problems, my pc started to freeze every minute, so I had to fixed it. The consequences were huge, all programs from my pc were deleted... So had to install HEM again, of course my database was deleted, but now it's like a fresh start, so from today I'm starting this challenge, the goals are the same. I've never mentioned my longterm poker goal, first I want to become winning player at NL100, second... there is no second until I complete the first one.

      I didn't skip first week completely, I managed to play like 5-6k hands on NL10/NL16 and won 62$.

      Bankroll: 240+62=302$

    • LuckyManFromLT
      Joined: 12.11.2013 Posts: 573
      First week results:

      I could say that I didn't play bad, but not very good as well, there was one session when I was tilting a lot and spewed some stacks. but apart from that my mindset was pretty good.

      Running breakeven so far, but I hope to turn it all around next week.

      From now on I will focus more on quality than on volume. As said first week I played zoom like 95% of the time, this week I will play regular tables(mainly 5 tables) and after that I will finally choose one between zoom or regular tables.

      I didn't complete many of my goals from the first week, but I really tried, I'm happy that I watched and studied 4 videos, reviewed every session, I really feel like this week was productive and I'm into right direction, but I hope that next one will be even better.

      Biggest pot won:

      UTG and SB are fishes.
      BU is weak reg.

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2743884
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $26.73
      SB: $6.65
      BB: $10.45
      UTG: $11.35
      Hero (MP): $11.87
      CO: $9.54

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP with 2 :heart: 2 :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($1.30) 9 :spade: 2 :spade: 4 :diamond: (4 players)
      SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.83, BTN calls $0.83, SB calls $0.83, UTG folds

      Turn: ($3.79) 3 :spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $2.10, SB folds, Hero calls $2.10

      River: ($7.99) 2 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.90, Hero raises to $8.64 all in, BTN calls $5.74

      Final Pot: $25.27
      BTN shows J :spade: 8 :spade: (a flush, Jack high)
      Hero shows 2 :heart: 2 :diamond: (four of a kind, Deuces)
      Hero wins $24.13
      (Rake: $1.14)

      Biggest pot lost:

      Amazing spot to be in pre flop, not so amazing at showdown :f_biggrin:
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2743885
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $23.73
      Hero (SB): $15.18
      BB: $9.87
      UTG: $13.79
      MP: $13.32
      CO: $7.73

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with A :diamond: A :spade:
      1 fold, MP raises to $13.32 all in, 1 fold, BTN raises to $23.73 all in, Hero calls $15.13 all in, 1 fold

      Flop: ($43.78) Q :heart: 6 :spade: 5 :club: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      Turn: ($43.78) J :club: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      River: ($43.78) K :club: (3 players - 3 are all in)

      Final Pot: $43.78
      BTN shows K :diamond: K :heart: (three of a kind, Kings)
      Hero shows A :diamond: A :spade: (a pair of Aces)
      MP shows A :club: Q :spade: (a pair of Queens)
      BTN wins $3.72
      BTN wins $38.56
      (Rake: $1.50)

      week 2 goals:
      1. Play 12k hands on regular tables.
      2. Review every session
      3. Watch 4 videos, learn something new
      4. Read 2 chapters of mental game of poker
      5.Finish constructing my pre flop gameplan
      6. Eat healthy
      7. Workout 3x
      8. Cardio 3x