For the first time I've decided to start a blog. Im donking arround here for 5 or 6 years. Never took poker seriously, but now I've decided to give it a shot. My plan is to be able to cash out monthlly a 220 e (this is minimum wage in Lithuania)
Mostly I was playing sng and some MTT my peak was 2010-2012.
At that time it wasnt bad. When I finished my studies and started working not much time left for poker. The "downsing" is from 2012 or 2013 till now, when I ocasionally was playing some MTT's.
Now I still have full time Job, this year Ive married, and waiting for child so my wife is unemployed.
Ive started looking for a additional income since my wage isnt enough to live comfortable.
For now i dont have a plan how to do it. But Im going to play zoom NL cash game full ring. Started 2 days ago. adding a another graph NL2:
Im playing 4x Zoom tables, NL2 with BR ~50
my first goal now is to move up to NL5 ASAP. Pan to do it with BR 100 or 125 hadnt decided yet, not sure, what best for me. Later I hope to hear some advice what is the best plan of cash out and moving UP limits.
With this blog, and your support I hope to archieve my goal, and evolve as poker player.
Im Paulius 25 y.o. from Lithuania, Alytus. Im a sales mannager (for now...) of agriculture technique, and spare parts. Let me know if you want to hear more about me.
As you allready noticed if you read that much, that my English skills is really bad allmost as my poker skills. But I hope its good enough to undestand what Im trying to say.
good idea to start a blog!
Mabye you want to take part in our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now! ? This is also a good option to discuss with other poker players and further improve your english skillz! So even if not taking part, there are many interesting blogs to scan through!
btw, don't be shy about posting hands for discussion! (pro tip: post 1,max 2 hands - always with a concrete question. This increases your chance of people joining the discussion)
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Since no one reads, I think I will just post some graphs, and add a comment or two.
Today played just a few hands. Busy day, and today starts basketball Europe championship, since I'm Lithuanian I must watch when Lithuanians play, ofc it will end up with beer and maybe some more beer.
Today I've noticed that i play VPIP 14, PFR13, 3B 6. Isn't it a Little bit nitty for zoom FR?
what is the best BRM ? I dont know actually where I stand atm in NL2, I don't think I'm crushing this limit. Adding this project graph overall:
not sure if I'm able to play NL5 since there players is way better than me. I think I'm going for a 30-50 BI per level. Isn't it a little bit conservative ? or there's no wrong or right answer ?
next update will be tommorow evening or monday.
Have a nice weekend !
SB had 10, Q (three of a kind, tens).
UTG+1 had 10, J (full house, tens over Jacks).
Hero had K, K (full house, Kings over tens).
Outcome: Hero won $6.67
tbh i have no idea how to play, should I push there instead of calling that 0.55 bet ? I wanted to keep worst hands in play, when it went 3 way all-in I was shocked, and had no idea what to do. Now I think it was better to fold.
Overall this week was fine, I'm not happy with my volume, of course I don't know what is descent volume, but I would like to keep at least 15-20 k hands / weak.
this weak graph:
I will give a shot at NL 5, as soon as my BR will reach 150, I hope it will be by the end of September or at least this year
Today Lithuania vs Latvia ! After yesterday game I was disappointed how Lithuanians played, well at least they won.
By the way please help me to improve my English skills
Originally posted by cdkfr
If you can win 4x zoom, you can move to NL 5 with 1 table. Actually, I don't think 4 x zoom is a good idea to begin, you should use more time to think deeply to improve your game.
Welcome to PokerStrategy.com!
I see you're silver already -- did you take advantage of one of the free money offers? If not check it out.
I tend to agree about 4 zoom tables -- I find I miss good spots on some tables when I have other good spots on two of them at once.
With less than 2 though, I find I get bored and start to read facebook on the side, skype with friends and so on.
Originally posted by SirPaulius
I know that i have leaks, but im not sure where to look it. Adding some stats maybe it will be mo clear to you guys.
Yeah, we all have leaks. I don't know about you, but mine shift about some.
Some days I seem to play too many pots, some days too few.
I had a look at your stats -- but I could not see how many hands in total they cover, so some stats might not have much meaning.
For example, "Fold to 4Bet pre-flop" is 56.82 -- or about 25/44. If those 44 times happened in 1000 hands it means you're playing against some v aggro players pre-flop. If it happened over 10K hands it might mean something different.
For 6-max NL 2 zoom your vpip/pfr seem a bit tight to me. Other than that, all the stats I looked at and have a feel for look fine. Fold to steal is 86% though -- look for videos on defending your blinds.
I see you use PokerTracker -- did you try the free Leakbuster report that is in there? The free version is a subset of the full leakbuster, but the full version is pricey for casual players.
It is hard to get a feel for different players when playing zoom, since you see them so rarely, and playing 4 tables doesn't help.
Even so, The Five Player Types might help.
Here is an even older version of the same idea: The 8 Player Types it is interesting that somehow we lost 3 player types in 4 years
Welcome to my blog guys. I think you're right I should reduce the amount of tables. BTW I'm playing full ring. I will definitely check the links you gave me. I play a bit later, and if session will go good, I'm going to opt in for BR challenge, just for the extra motivation. I starting to feel, that I'm getting a little better, now working with my post flop skills.
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Session went well i was running HOT.
Over all I'm happy with my play for today. I've added 1 NL 5 table, actually I didn't noticed big difference between NL 2, but for sure there I was tighter even more, maybe there's a psychological barrier, everything look more expensive.
I'm a little proud of my self
I opted in for bankroll challenge 99.74 to 1k. Hope hot run will continue.
Actually played a bit more NL 5, BR stand at 102,26. I'm jumping to NL 5 for 4 BI shot. I believe it's a bit aggressive BRM, but I feel, that I can play there.
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So shot at NL 5 didn't went well. Made few bad calls, and had some coolers.
So back to NL 2, till BR reach 100, and then again 4 BI shot.
I'm not sure is it just variance or there's still a lot of work has to be done at NL 2.
Now i see that in some spots i had to raise bigger.
Biggest losts at NL 5. HAND 1: PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
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Back to NL 2, running not bad again. Can't wait when I'll be able to back at NL5. I'm not happy with my volume today, but i had a lot of work at job. Was travelling around Lithuania ~515 km, so was kinda tired.
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I've checked this morning my stats at NL5, and at NL2. I noticed that I am playing same style as NL2 my stats is allmost same (still folding ~84% to 3b...). I would like to know do I have to make any adjustments at NL5, or keep following same style as NL2 ? And hope that it's just a dark side of a variance.
AT NL2 i have WR ~11bb after 20k+ hands
AT NL5 i have WR ~ -10 after ~5k hands.
I know it's not a sample in both limits, but still would like know if I have to make any adjustmens.
A bit lost a motivation after a downsing, hope I'll be able to recover soon.
BR stands at ~84 (started with a ~30)
BR challenge is ~ -15 in a ~5k hands. (Hope i'll be able to show up with a green bankroll in 1st week update )
A main goal cash outs monthlly ~250 $, looks like a mission impossible, since I would like to cash out monthlly no more than ~30% of my winning post RB) so my winning should be like 750-800 $. I guess I wount focus at this goal for a long time, and try to improve my game as good as I can.
Maybe anyone could recommend some good videos for bronze ?