Crushing the micros: Now playing Spin & Goes

    • Volrath89
      Volrath89
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      Who?

      I am Volrath89 (so you can guess my age at any time) and I used to play online Poker. I played most of my hands in 2011 but with a totally different mindset: as a Rakeback pro. I used to play from 12 up to 18 Fullring cash tables back in the day. My goal for 2011 was Supernova Elite (disclaimer: I didn't make it).

      Then came that friday, The Black Friday. It was actually a rainy day in my city, I remember well. I opened up my browser as usual - one of the tabs was the pokerstars.com web site - and found a big FBI sign. I, as I guess many others in the poker world, freaked out and was fearing about the industry and my "poker career". In retrospect I think that was a very good weekend to grind, all the regs freaked out and the non-american fishes having no clue what was going on.

      After the dust was gone, I was back to work, and now I think games were actually still soft post black friday. I ended up making 6x supernova and basically breakeven on the tables. After that I was totally burned out and quitted poker in December 30, 2011.

      Why?

      I came back weeks ago. Why? Well, two reasons 1) I need money (who doesn't, right?) and 2) the US Dollar has gained more than 60% of value compared to my currency in the last year alone, but compared to 2011 - and if it keeps going up - it could be well close to a 100% appreciation.

      And why do I write a Blog? Mainly as a motivation to keep up with my goal... but also because I am planning to apply to a US University next year and need to sharpen my english skills ;) If you are a native english speaker - or non native, it doesn't matter actually - and see something with bad grammar or that it's impossible for you to understand, let me know! It would be really helpful to me.

      What?

      This blog's title is simple enough and self explanatory. My goal is to crush the micros and mantain a consistent 10bb/100 winrate over a long streak of hands. I don't know how bad have the winrates been affected ... but even in 2011 a winrate of over 10bb/100 was crushing the limit. With this + volume (it would be awesome, yet somewhat difficult, to play 100k hands/months as I did in a "light" month before) I hope to have a steady income for the four months that are left in 2015. Initially, this is a 4 month project, without clear monetary or volume goals, other than the bb/100 goal.

      And last: Why micros and not NL25 - NL50? Well I had cashed out most of my poker money when I quitted, and I actually started this year with less than 100, so it's not only bankroll management, it's also that I would be bored playing 4 tables without being able to reload stack :f_thumbsup: . Last month was my warm up, and I ran hot on NL5. But I started seriously on September. Now I am playing NL10 and NL16 mainly. I will keep building up my bankroll this month before giving a shot at NL25.


      PD: Did you note the colors of the german flag in this post? Well, that's because I love Germany (lived there in 2013-14) and I support them in the current refugee crisis. I think and hope everything will result well both for Germany and for the refugees.
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    • metalmonkey80
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      Hi Volrath89,

      Welcome back to poker.

      Great Blog so far and I look forward to hearing more about how you get on.
      Next year I am starting the Journey to make super nova. At the moment I am studying and playing to get a idea of my level.
      Fingers crossed you make your goal!
      Have you seen the bank roll challenge 'Get rich or die trying'

      Good luck at the tables.

      Regards

      Matt
    • Volrath89
      Volrath89
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      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 2,170
      Originally posted by metalmonkey80
      Hi Volrath89,

      Welcome back to poker.

      Great Blog so far and I look forward to hearing more about how you get on.
      Next year I am starting the Journey to make super nova. At the moment I am studying and playing to get a idea of my level.
      Fingers crossed you make your goal!
      Have you seen the bank roll challenge 'Get rich or die trying'

      Good luck at the tables.

      Regards

      Matt
      Hey Matt, thanks for the bankroll challenge thread, had no idea it existed!

      What stakes/type of play are you going to play next year to achieve Supernova?

      --- --- ---

      On another topic, after years being out of this business, I guess I'm more mindfull[1] of some stuff that I thought as normal:



      It is amazing how many little numbers with colors there are, how two 21 inch screens seem "small" and how bizarre does it look like actually. I've read recently this article Quit Professional Poker and Do Something Useful and that has been in the back of my mind actually... in what other industry and what actual appliance could a HUD have in the real world? (I am a bachelor in Computer Science).

      [1] Mindullfness is a buddhist concept which is like focus or concentration, but goes far beyond that. There are books written entirely on the concept alone. And I think being mindfull when playing poker is vital, it might be the most important skill of all.
    • metalmonkey80
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      HI Volrath89,

      The bank roll challenge is certainly helping me with keeping a good record of my progress and giving me the push I need to really give poker a go.
      Currently I am playing FR NL10 after a brief time on 25NL. I am new to poker (2 years) and have spent the last 6 months applying a more professional approach towards making poker a realistic job. For the rest of this year my aim is to get in to shape and really home my game. I am looking to get back up to 25NL or even 50NL for January with a mindful outlook on achieving my goal of super nova in 2016.

      Regards


      Matt
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Volrath89,

      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

      P.S. Thanx Matt :]
    • metalmonkey80
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      Morning Volrath89,

      It got a bit late last night and I wanted to reply to your question.

      I've read recently this article Quit Professional Poker and Do Something Useful and that has been in the back of my mind actually... in what other industry and what actual appliance could a HUD have in the real world? (I am a bachelor in Computer Science).
      Now I know how to build a p.c. Install a OS, but that's about it when talking about Computer Science. But about a week ago I came across this forum thread

      With the google glasses I think we are going to see everyday HUD's soon.

      Regards

      Matt
    • Volrath89
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      Originally posted by metalmonkey80
      Now I know how to build a p.c. Install a OS, but that's about it when talking about Computer Science. But about a week ago I came across this forum thread

      With the google glasses I think we are going to see everyday HUD's soon.

      Regards

      Matt
      Yeah, Google is moving their glasses to the corporate world, as it was a disaster in the consumer world hehe. Let's see how it goes.

      --- --- ---

      An interesting hand I played today, the guy was a fish (58/0 in 12 hands, no information about his postflop play on so few hands)

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($4.51)
      BB ($11.75)
      UTG ($11.29)
      UTG+1 ($10.85)
      UTG+2 ($5.14)
      MP1 ($10.40)
      MP2 ($12.37)
      CO ($8.78)
      Hero ($10)

      Dealt to Hero 8:spade: K:heart:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.50, fold, fold, UTG+2 calls $0.40, fold

      FLOP ($1.25) T:club: 8:club: 6:diamond:

      UTG+2 bets $0.59, Hero calls $0.59

      TURN ($2.43) T:club: 8:club: 6:diamond: 2:diamond:

      UTG+2 bets $1.16, Hero calls $1.16

      RIVER ($4.75) T:club: 8:club: 6:diamond: 2:diamond: 4:spade:

      UTG+2 bets $2.89 (AI), Hero calls $2.89


      What do you think?
    • FrozenElf
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      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Hi volrath,

      Nice blog and welcome back to poker,

      In that hand I think you really need more info on what kind of fish he is, I notice there are agro and passive, passive will only bet like this with 97 or a set and agro could do that with 22 :f_biggrin: ,

      personally id rather fold the turn until I have more info on the players postflop play, you could consider minraising the turn for cheap showdown but I still prefer waiting until I have more info, what was his hand.

      What was his hand?

      another thing 11 hands isn't really many hands at all it is possible he got 3-4 pairs and some suited connectors to limp behind with witch would make him appear more fishy I know its really unlikely but possible
    • Volrath89
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      Originally posted by FrozenElf
      Hi volrath,

      Nice blog and welcome back to poker,

      In that hand I think you really need more info on what kind of fish he is, I notice there are agro and passive, passive will only bet like this with 97 or a set and agro could do that with 22 :f_biggrin: ,

      personally id rather fold the turn until I have more info on the players postflop play, you could consider minraising the turn for cheap showdown but I still prefer waiting until I have more info, what was his hand.

      What was his hand?

      another thing 11 hands isn't really many hands at all it is possible he got 3-4 pairs and some suited connectors to limp behind with witch would make him appear more fishy I know its really unlikely but possible
      Complete hand:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($4.51)
      BB ($11.75)
      UTG ($11.29)
      UTG+1 ($10.85)
      UTG+2 ($5.14)
      MP1 ($10.40)
      MP2 ($12.37)
      CO ($8.78)
      Hero ($10)

      Dealt to Hero 8:spade: K:heart:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.50, fold, fold, UTG+2 calls $0.40, fold

      FLOP ($1.25) T:club: 8:club: 6:diamond:

      UTG+2 bets $0.59, Hero calls $0.59

      TURN ($2.43) T:club: 8:club: 6:diamond: 2:diamond:

      UTG+2 bets $1.16, Hero calls $1.16

      RIVER ($4.75) T:club: 8:club: 6:diamond: 2:diamond: 4:spade:

      UTG+2 bets $2.89 (AI), Hero calls $2.89

      UTG+2 shows A:heart: 6:heart:
      (Pre 62%, Flop 21.0%, Turn 11.4%)

      Hero shows 8:spade: K:heart:
      (Pre 38%, Flop 79.0%, Turn 88.6%)

      Hero wins $10.06


      Well, yeah. it was probably a pretty close call. But I was sure he was a fish, not only by his stats (although you are right, in very few hands) but also because of his stack size. That combination is pretty fishy to me.

      And I'm calling a lot of hands like these, not so often for "stacks", most often they are small pots. Of course sometimes I lose, but even with A high several times I have won hehe
    • Volrath89
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      Weekly Recap

      So, today is the first week I participate in the bankroll challenge, and since I didn't sign up since the beg. of the month or the week, my first report counts only a couple of days (the worse days of the month coincidentally). But oh well, w/e, these are the first 2 weeks of September which are not counting in the challenge:

      First week of September: Just a normal grinder week, not especially unlucky did I feel (so I was probably very lucky in reality). I really hope to play more volume at my A game.
      Stakes: NL5 - NL10
      11.3 bb/100


      Second week of September: I discovered NL16 and tried a few hands on that level. I played less than 1k hands on the level and oh my..., how swingy does this graph look like hehe.
      Stakes: NL5 - NL10 - NL16
      7.96 bb/100 (10.8bb/100 on EV)


      So, I'm also good so far with the challenge of this blog, which is to beat the games at 10bb/100 at least. I hope this week everything goes back on track! (Last days were the downswing)
    • FrozenElf
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      Some nice graphs there Volrath, I will be following your progress what games are you playing Im playing? im playing 6max deep although I sit with 100bb
    • Volrath89
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      Originally posted by FrozenElf
      Some nice graphs there Volrath, I will be following your progress what games are you playing Im playing? im playing 6max deep although I sit with 100bb
      I play full ring, normal tables (don't know if they have a name) - I play with 100bbs too.
    • FrozenElf
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      Originally posted by Volrath89
      Originally posted by FrozenElf
      Some nice graphs there Volrath, I will be following your progress what games are you playing Im playing? im playing 6max deep although I sit with 100bb
      I play full ring, normal tables (don't know if they have a name) - I play with 100bbs too.
      I think its called full ring:f_biggrin: im looking for a 6max player to study with and help each progress, that's all. Anyway I hope you reach your goals and I keep seeing some nice graphs.

      Peace
    • Volrath89
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      2 interesting hands - blind wars - vs one very loose regular:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($10.62)
      BB ($10)
      UTG ($15.14)
      UTG+1 ($18.13)
      UTG+2 ($16.45)
      MP1 ($10.89)
      CO ($10.62)
      Hero ($10)

      Dealt to Hero T:club: 8:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.25, fold, BB raises to $1, Hero calls $0.75

      FLOP ($2.05) 3:spade: 3:heart: 8:heart:

      BB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      TURN ($5.05) 3:spade: 3:heart: 8:heart: Q:club:

      BB bets $2.90, Hero calls $2.90

      RIVER ($10.85) 3:spade: 3:heart: 8:heart: Q:club: Q:heart:

      BB checks, Hero checks

      Hero shows T:club: 8:club:
      (Pre 75%, Flop 70.3%, Turn 56.8%)

      BB shows 2:club: 8:diamond:
      (Pre 25%, Flop 29.7%, Turn 43.2%)

      Hero wins $10.36



      This one was a snap call on the river for me xD (he is not thinking at all at what he represents, his sizing on the river is screaming a bluff. I suppose everyone on the level would fold the river (or turn), so he must be a winning reg for sure)

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($14.63)
      BB ($10)
      UTG ($16.57)
      UTG+1 ($17.48)
      UTG+2 ($16.30)
      CO ($10.74)
      BTN ($10.62)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: 9:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20

      FLOP ($0.60) 7:club: 3:heart: 7:spade:

      Hero bets $0.37, BB calls $0.37

      TURN ($1.34) 7:club: 3:heart: 7:spade: 3:club:

      Hero checks, BB bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      RIVER ($2.94) 7:club: 3:heart: 7:spade: 3:club: K:diamond:

      Hero checks, BB bets $2.81, Hero calls $2.81

      Hero shows A:diamond: 9:diamond:
      (Pre 65%, Flop 62.1%, Turn 72.7%)

      BB shows 6:club: 5:heart:
      (Pre 35%, Flop 37.9%, Turn 27.3%)

      Hero wins $8.17
    • Volrath89
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      Best. Day. Ever.

      (haha, ok, not really, best day since the comeback)



      It's decent money considering the stakes played ;)

      Maybe next month I'll give shots at NL25 :o
    • Volrath89
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      Week 2 of the "Get rich or die trying challenge"

      NL5, NL10 FR
      Hands: 13026
      Profit: +$153.55 + Rakeback: $20.00 + Dream Team Freerolls: $3.00 = + $176.55
      Starting BR: $400
      Last Week's BR: $405.22
      Current BR: $581.77

    • Volrath89
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      Hero Call of the Day:

      Calling for "stacks" (ok, shortstack) with A-high on the flop, yeah!!

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2.22)
      BB ($4.80)
      UTG ($10)
      UTG+1 ($11.01)
      UTG+2 ($10.36)
      MP1 ($13.29)
      Hero ($15.59)
      CO ($10)
      BTN ($10)

      Dealt to Hero K:diamond: A:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, fold, fold, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

      FLOP ($0.90) 7:diamond: 4:club: 7:heart:

      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, SB raises to $1.92 (AI), BB folds, Hero calls $1.62

      TURN ($4.74) 7:diamond: 4:club: 7:heart: Q:club:

      RIVER ($4.74) 7:diamond: 4:club: 7:heart: Q:club: T:club:

      Hero shows K:diamond: A:spade:
      (Pre 64%, Flop 63.3%, Turn 77.3%)

      SB shows 5:diamond: 8:heart:
      (Pre 36%, Flop 36.7%, Turn 22.7%)

      Hero wins $4.53
    • Volrath89
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      Yesterday I had the worst day ever (since the comeback) :(

      -$12 at the tables
      +$40 EV

      It's a lot considering that I also played NL5... In total 7.5 Buy-ins behind EV at one day... this is what makes poker somewhat difficult (I'm sure I tilted away one or two stacks too, something I don't do often).

      Why not one buy-in behind EV every day? Why all of them at the same time?

      Just as an example, all my KKs in big pots (remember all of them were the same day!)

      Hand 1: 90.5% Equity
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($11.12)
      BB ($10)
      UTG ($12.26)
      UTG+1 ($3.72)
      UTG+2 ($10.27)
      MP1 ($9.46)
      CO ($10)
      BTN ($3.29)

      Dealt to Hero K:heart: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $0.40, fold, BTN calls $0.40, Hero raises to $1.40, fold, MP1 calls $1, BTN calls $1

      FLOP ($4.30) 9:diamond: 3:diamond: 2:spade:

      Hero bets $1.90, MP1 calls $1.90, BTN calls $1.89 (AI)

      TURN ($9.99) 9:diamond: 3:diamond: 2:spade: 9:club:

      Hero bets $7.82 (AI), MP1 calls $6.16 (AI)

      RIVER ($22.31) 9:diamond: 3:diamond: 2:spade: 9:club: Q:diamond:

      Hero shows K:heart: K:diamond:
      (Pre 65%, Flop 84.6%, Turn 90.5%)

      MP1 shows Q:heart: Q:spade:
      (Pre 18%, Flop 7.9%, Turn 4.8%)

      BTN shows 7:club: 7:spade:
      (Pre 17%, Flop 7.5%, Turn 4.8%)

      MP1 wins $21.31
      Hand 2: Against Aces (I missplayed, could've saved 32 bbs)
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($10.15)
      BB ($13.23)
      UTG ($11.27)
      Hero ($15.42)
      UTG+2 ($8.46)
      MP1 ($14.92)
      CO ($17.32)
      BTN ($10.79)

      Dealt to Hero K:spade: K:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.30, UTG+2 raises to $0.50, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.20

      FLOP ($1.15) T:club: 4:diamond: 7:spade:

      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      TURN ($2.15) T:club: 4:diamond: 7:spade: 2:club:

      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $1, Hero calls $1

      RIVER ($4.15) T:club: 4:diamond: 7:spade: 2:club: 8:diamond:

      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $3.20, Hero raises to $13.42 (AI), UTG+2 calls $3.26 (AI)

      Hero shows K:spade: K:diamond:
      (Pre 18%, Flop 8.4%, Turn 4.5%)

      UTG+2 shows A:club: A:heart:
      (Pre 82%, Flop 91.6%, Turn 95.5%)

      UTG+2 wins $16.30
      Hand 3: This was probably tilt. Awfully played :( (I didn't 3bet pre because the open raiser was a nit, I expect him to fold even AK probably to a 3bet and call only to set mine). On the river it was a clear fold I guess... oh well I thought he might have slowplayed 88 or he had just hit his set of queens hehe
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($10)
      BB ($10.58)
      UTG ($30.99)
      UTG+1 ($10.94)
      UTG+2 ($10)
      MP1 ($10.03)
      Hero ($11.50)
      CO ($9.59)
      BTN ($4.12)

      Dealt to Hero K:diamond: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, CO calls $0.30, fold, fold, fold

      FLOP ($1.05) 4:diamond: 8:spade: A:club:

      MP1 checks, Hero checks, CO checks

      TURN ($1.05) 4:diamond: 8:spade: A:club: K:heart:

      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.40, CO calls $0.40, MP1 folds

      RIVER ($1.85) 4:diamond: 8:spade: A:club: K:heart: Q:club:

      Hero bets $1.50, CO raises to $4.90, Hero calls $3.40

      Hero shows K:diamond: K:club:
      (Pre 84%, Flop 94.4%, Turn 90.9%)

      CO shows J:spade: T:club:
      (Pre 16%, Flop 5.6%, Turn 9.1%)

      CO wins $11.13
      Hand 4: No comments, lol
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Replayer
      SB ($5)
      Hero ($5)
      UTG ($24.80)
      UTG+1 ($5.14)
      UTG+2 ($5.07)
      MP1 ($5)
      CO ($5.21)
      BTN ($5.38)

      Dealt to Hero K:spade: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $0.15, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.45, MP1 raises to $5 (AI), Hero calls $4.55 (AI)

      FLOP ($10.02) J:spade: Q:club: 3:heart:

      TURN ($10.02) J:spade: Q:club: 3:heart: Q:heart:

      RIVER ($10.02) J:spade: Q:club: 3:heart: Q:heart: 2:spade:

      MP1 shows Q:diamond: Q:spade:
      (Pre 18%, Flop 88.2%, Turn 100.0%)

      Hero shows K:spade: K:club:
      (Pre 82%, Flop 11.8%, Turn 0.0%)

      MP1 wins $9.60
      Hand 5: Again vs aces :(
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Replayer
      SB ($5)
      Hero ($5)
      UTG ($24.80)
      UTG+1 ($5.14)
      UTG+2 ($5.07)
      MP1 ($5)
      CO ($5.21)
      BTN ($5.38)

      Dealt to Hero K:spade: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $0.15, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.45, MP1 raises to $5 (AI), Hero calls $4.55 (AI)

      FLOP ($10.02) J:spade: Q:club: 3:heart:

      TURN ($10.02) J:spade: Q:club: 3:heart: Q:heart:

      RIVER ($10.02) J:spade: Q:club: 3:heart: Q:heart: 2:spade:

      MP1 shows Q:diamond: Q:spade:
      (Pre 18%, Flop 88.2%, Turn 100.0%)

      Hero shows K:spade: K:club:
      (Pre 82%, Flop 11.8%, Turn 0.0%)

      MP1 wins $9.60
      Hand 6: There's money for fishes, too :)
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Replayer
      SB ($1.64)
      Hero ($7.07)
      UTG ($8.59)
      UTG+1 ($3.33)
      UTG+2 ($4.86)
      MP1 ($5.07)
      CO ($5)
      BTN ($3.22)

      Dealt to Hero K:heart: K:spade:

      UTG raises to $0.15, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $1.65, fold, SB calls $1.24 (AI)

      FLOP ($3.43) 9:heart: 3:spade: J:diamond:

      TURN ($3.43) 9:heart: 3:spade: J:diamond: Q:diamond:

      RIVER ($3.43) 9:heart: 3:spade: J:diamond: Q:diamond: 4:diamond:

      SB shows 9:spade: 9:diamond:
      (Pre 19%, Flop 89.5%, Turn 86.4%)

      Hero shows K:heart: K:spade:
      (Pre 81%, Flop 10.5%, Turn 13.6%)

      SB wins $3.29


      But all of that is nothing compared to this one on SB vs BB...



      But today is another day, saturdays are usually good days to grind! ;)
    • Volrath89
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      Week 3 of the "Get rich or die trying challenge" ... a very harsh week:
      $50 behind EV :f_cry:

      I won some money, though :f_drink: . My bankroll increased over 40% again!! Yay!! (Last week was 44%). I cashed some FPPs today because I wanted to end the month with a good bankroll to start playing some NL25 (35-40 buy ins)


      I played a lot of hands this week. An average of 3.4k hands/day which means almost 7 hours per day. It's not bad, its about what I was planning to play (I need USD $4k quick to invest in a real life business hehe). This week I've learned a few things:


        1. Do not play long sessions! After two hours I don't play my 10bb/100 A-Game. Try to play 4 sessions per day.
        2. Rest between sessions, preferably doing something non-poker related or going out to take a little sun hehe
        3. Be careful when playing the last session of the day, as I'm usually tired and not playing my best. Play 6 tables and stay focused (late at night is a good time to play, since the tables are full of canadian fish and most eastern european sharks are sleeping)
        4. Tight up my play a bit! I've had sessions playing 25/20; and that's definitely a mistake for Full Ring tables. (My HEM shows a loss in 6 out of the top 10 "loosest" sessions played. On the other hand 10 out of 10 greens (positive sessions) when playing the tightest)


      In 3 days I'll make the month recap. Still a lot to learn!
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
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      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      A bit unlucky with those hands there, don't let it bother you keep it up :f_drink: