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# Fresh start - GRODT BR Challenge blog

• Gold
Joined: 12.02.2012
Hi!

Mainly this is going to just serve as Get Rich Or Die Tryin' bankroll challenge blog, but if I make some time to my schedules I may write about something else than reports here.
Another reason for starting this is keep up some motivation. I have been somewhat microgrinder for couple years now and I just have to face the truth, again; I am lazy. Not at poker. I always wanna play when I have opportunity/time to do that. But what comes to study these things... Bleh, I don't want to.
Now Im trying to do this, and get out of the micros by studying the game(Playing NL10). I really suck at maths and with numbers. Yes, I do understand them but I have to work with them a lot more than usually ppl has to, or thats how I feel about it.
So from there comes the name of Fresh start. Im gonna start reading about the poker basics, calculations, memorize the odds and stuff etc etc. So, basics is my word of the next few weeks and will see if I can make any progress.
I also downloaded PokerSnowie, just for curiosity, lets see if its worth buying.

Oh, and the main things for GRODT:
Starting with 188\$.
Goal is set to 1500\$.

See ya at next monday (maybe sooner)
• 8 replies
• Gold
Joined: 12.02.2012
I'm back here, sooner than I thought.
I'm struggling with myself. More spesific, I'm struggling to stay away from tables. Thats why I'm writing something here, to spend some time before I can get some sleep. Thats why I have pokersnowie running in backround, so I just can't open the software.
Had one session yesterday and one session at monday. About BE.
Today i've been working with my notes, hm2 setups and have done some session reviews, mostly by doing some equity calculations and range analysis.
I also did exclude every report stats from hm which referred to winnings and winrates, except the giraffe and Im trying to stay out of that report after sessions. Maybe trying to check it out once or twice in a week. I did add some stuff there too, for example cbet% from IP and OOP, steal pct + more simple stats which I think helps me to improve my game at this limit.
I really don't have much to talk about, just spending some time here. After this post Im hitting to the no limit hand evaluation forum to spend more some time.
• Headadmin
Headadmin
Joined: 23.03.2011
Hey keekkini,

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

Laz
• Gold
Joined: 12.02.2012
Had fun session yesterday. I was playing against nits and fishes most of the time. Im satisfied how I managed to survive from couple of tough spots. As result wise it could, or I think I can say should, have been better cause I ran under EV, but what can you do when playing with fishes?

Fishy
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: \$9.90 (99 bb)
BB: \$11.26 (112.6 bb)
Hero (UTG): \$13.39 (133.9 bb)
MP: \$8.76 (87.6 bb)
CO: \$11.40 (114 bb)
BTN: \$10.80 (108 bb)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with K A
Hero raises to \$0.25, 3 folds, SB raises to \$0.80, BB calls \$0.70, Hero raises to \$3, SB folds, BB calls \$2.20

Flop: (\$6.80) J 5 K (2 players)
BB bets \$2.70, Hero raises to \$10.39 and is all-in, BB calls \$5.56 and is all-in

Turn: (\$23.32) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
River: (\$23.32) Q (2 players, 2 are all-in)

Results:
\$23.32 pot (\$1.05 rake)
Final Board: J 5 K 3 Q
BB showed A J and won \$22.27 (\$11.01 net)
Hero showed K A and lost (-\$11.26 net)

They just cant fold em...
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)
Hero (BB): \$16.03 (160.3 bb)
UTG: \$10.28 (102.8 bb)
MP: \$13.20 (132 bb)
CO: \$10.22 (102.2 bb)
BTN: \$12.55 (125.5 bb)

SB was super nitty. First I was thinking straight jamming at flop, but decided to just call and see if he continues OTT. And since he is making that big bet I think that we can be 95% sure he is holding an over pair here.

Preflop: Hero is BB with 5 6
UTG calls \$0.10, 3 folds, SB raises to \$0.40, Hero calls \$0.30, UTG calls \$0.30

Flop: (\$1.20) 2 6 6 (3 players)
SB bets \$0.85, Hero calls \$0.85, UTG folds

Turn: (\$2.90) 4 (2 players)
SB bets \$2.35, Hero raises to \$6.45, SB raises to \$8.75 and is all-in, Hero calls \$2.30

River: (\$20.40) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results:
\$20.40 pot (\$0.92 rake)
Final Board: 2 6 6 4 9
SB showed A A and lost (-\$10 net)
Hero showed 5 6 and won \$19.48 (\$9.48 net)

Interesting one

Poker Stars, \$0.05/\$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

SB: \$13.88 (138.8 bb)
BB: \$10 (100 bb)
MP: \$10.51 (105.1 bb)
CO: \$8.67 (86.7 bb)
Hero (BTN): \$10 (100 bb)

Not much to tell about this hand. Villain is unknown. I think he would 3bet JJ+ at pre. So this was easy call, thinking some busted FDs. Kinda surprised at sd.

Preflop: Hero is BTN with T T
2 folds, Hero raises to \$0.25, SB folds, BB calls \$0.15

Flop: (\$0.55) 2 J 6 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets \$0.35, BB calls \$0.35

Turn: (\$1.25) T (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets \$0.89, BB calls \$0.89

River: (\$3.03) 6 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets \$2.16, BB raises to \$8.51 and is all-in, Hero calls \$6.35 and is all-in

Results:
\$20.05 pot (\$0.90 rake)
Final Board: 2 J 6 T 6
BB showed A 6 and lost (-\$10 net)
Hero showed T T and won \$19.15 (\$9.15 net)

And ofc you have to have the hands(at least couple) where the board just kicks your ass

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): \$11.88 (118.8 bb)
BB: \$9.80 (98 bb)
UTG: \$10.66 (106.6 bb)
MP: \$15.03 (150.3 bb)
CO: \$10 (100 bb)
BTN: \$10 (100 bb)

Semi-nit, who folds to 3bets alot, 100%(7). I think that most of the time we are beaten here, cause villain has bigger hearts in his calling range

Preflop: Hero is SB with T 8
2 folds, CO raises to \$0.25, BTN folds, Hero raises to \$0.90, BB folds, CO calls \$0.65

Flop: (\$1.90) 2 J 4 (2 players)
Hero bets \$1.35, CO calls \$1.35

Turn: (\$4.60) J (2 players)
Hero bets \$2.41, CO calls \$2.41

River: (\$9.42) 5 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets \$5.34 and is all-in, Hero folds

Results:
\$9.42 pot (\$0.42 rake)
Final Board: 2 J 4 J 5
Hero mucked T 8 and lost (-\$4.66 net)
CO mucked and won \$9 (\$4.34 net)

• Gold
Joined: 12.02.2012
So, time for the first report for grodt.
Week 1
Hands: 3851
Profit: -20,52
Bankroll: 168,22
• Gold
Joined: 12.02.2012
So week is almost done and I spent most of the time I had by checking out my database. I found out many things which I should improve but since Im going fresh, basics must be done first.
1. I had many sessions(most of them) where the session lenght was more than 120minutes
2. Sessions might have ended something between +100 to -100
3. There were sessions with more than 8 tables
Add there some mental game issues and I think its <-- Im hanging there and fish is the one with the whip...

So, this week I have played with maximum of three tables, most of the time 2 or 1 tables. I limited my session lenght with two ways: with 1 table max 75minutes, then atleast 30min break. With 2 tables 60minutes maximum, pref around 45mins and then again 30min break. I also set up stop loss/win limits. Why win limits?
As I did mention about mental game issues, one is the tilt which starts when the deck is on fire. I think Im invincible and start calling every raise almost with any two. Thats why. Those are +3buy-ins and -2buy-ins.
So, with these changes I gathered 1,5k hands and manage to make couple buy-ins profit.
I still have to focus more for studying but direction seems right. Maybe one more session for this week and then couple videos from double2.
• Gold
Joined: 12.02.2012
Time for grodt report. Pretty nice week, had 15\$ help from Dream Team Collection
Week 2
Hands: 2693
Profit: +54,28
Bankroll: 222,50
• Gold
Joined: 12.02.2012
I have never had a heater like this, hopefully it is going to last somewhile. I was down again around 180\$ but then it started,

Beautiful river cards
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: \$15.11 (151.1 bb)
BB: \$16.76 (167.6 bb)
Hero (UTG): \$10 (100 bb)
MP: \$10 (100 bb)
CO: \$10 (100 bb)
BTN: \$16.08 (160.8 bb)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with 8 8
Hero raises to \$0.25, 2 folds, BTN calls \$0.25, 2 folds

Flop: (\$0.65) 8 5 5 (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets \$0.40, Hero calls \$0.40

Turn: (\$1.45) T (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.34, BTN raises to \$1.20, Hero calls \$0.86

River: (\$3.85) 2 (2 players)
Hero bets \$0.92, BTN raises to \$3.30, Hero raises to \$8.15 and is all-in, BTN calls \$4.85

Results:
\$20.15 pot (\$0.91 rake)
Final Board: 8 5 5 T 2
Hero showed 8 8 and won \$19.24 (\$9.24 net)
BTN showed A J and lost (-\$10 net)

Poker Stars, \$0.05/\$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

SB: \$10.05 (100.5 bb)
Hero (BB): \$30.78 (307.8 bb)
CO: \$12.55 (125.5 bb)
BTN: \$10 (100 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BB with K K
2 folds, SB raises to \$0.30, Hero raises to \$0.90, SB calls \$0.60

Flop: (\$1.80) 5 Q K (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets \$0.43, SB calls \$0.43

Turn: (\$2.66) J (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets \$1.39, SB raises to \$4.05, Hero raises to \$9.90, SB calls \$4.67 and is all-in

River: (\$20.10) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results:
\$20.10 pot (\$0.90 rake)
Final Board: 5 Q K J K
SB showed T A and lost (-\$10.05 net)
Hero showed K K and won \$19.20 (\$9.15 net)

• Headadmin
Headadmin
Joined: 19.04.2006
A heater and nobody comments? How rude!

Is the good luck still with you ? Please also tell us some updates for our Bankroll challenge - CU,Sven

btw, last hand - very lucky indeed - that is a heater! (Don't put all on 24 on Roulette!)