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Get Rich or Die Tryin' The Bankroll Challenge - NL25 Blog bonecore

    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057

      Next months I will play NL25 SH on Pokerstars. Previous blogs: NL5 blog, NL10 Blog
      Started the Challenge with a 400$ deposit and coaching by BrokeSoBroke. This is a new Bankroll Challenge from 400$ to 2000$.
      From 08.09.15, I will play at least 1440 hands/working day (3 tables, 6hours, around 30k hands/month).
      My goal is to achieve a winrate of 10bb/100hands at NL20 SH.

      NL25 start with: 400$
      Bankroll goal : 2000$

      Current status last updated on 29.12.15:
      1st week results: -213.19$ , 5897 hands, Bankroll: 186/2000 $
      2nd week results: +166.14$ , 6033 hands, Bankroll: 362/2000 $
      3rd week results: +100.22$ , 12584 hands, Bankroll: 478/2000 $
      4th week results: +57.20$ , 3442 hands, Bankroll: 539/2000 $
      5th week results: +135.34$ , 5808 hands, Bankroll: 683/2000 $
      6th week results: +115.29$ , 4224 hands, Bankroll: 809/2000 $
      7th week results: -95.73$ , 9428 hands, Bankroll: 771/2000 $
      8th week results: -102.44$ , 14742 hands, Bankroll: 692/2000 $
      9th week results: +202.26$ , 8830 hands, Bankroll: 963/2000 $
      10th week results: -27.89$ , 7265 hands, Bankroll: 939/2000 $
      11th week results: +167.29$ , 7227 hands, Bankroll: 1105/2000 $
      12th week results: +369.97$ , 2427 hands, Bankroll: 1499/2000 $
      13th week results: +52.06$ , 3529 hands, Bankroll: 1589/2000 $
      14th week results: +137.48$ , 14308 hands, Bankroll: 1765/2000 $
      15th week results: -21.08$ , 15571 hands, Bankroll: 1774/2000 $
      16th week results: +31.92$ , 8480 hands, Bankroll: 1813/2000 $

      Overall BankRoll progress at NL25: 1902/2000 $


      Daily result September 2015


      Daily result October 2015


      Daily result November 2015


      Daily result December 2015
  • 155 replies
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      Building preflop ranges
      :spade: Preflop opening ranges
      :spade: Cold-calling ranges
      :spade: Isolation ranges
      :spade: Preflop betsizing
      :spade: 3-betting ranges
      :spade: Ranges for calling 3-bets
      :spade: 4-betting ranges
      :spade: 5-betting ranges

      Playing postlfop
      :spade: Game plan
      :spade: Flop textures
      :spade: C-betting ranges
      :spade: Checking ranges as a PFR
      :spade: Check-raising
      :spade: Donking
      :spade: Multi-way pots
      :spade: How can future cards impact ranges
      :spade: Postflop betsizing
      :spade: Playing polarized ranges
      :spade: Playing linear/condensed/merged ranges
      :spade: Perceived ranges

      General concepts
      :spade: Using stats
      :spade: Taking notes
      :spade: Exploiting weak players
      :spade: Playing GTO
      :spade: Bluffing frequencies vs different opponents
      :spade: Variables (stats, position, dynamics, history, stack sizes) and how they change our strategy
    • JazBenz
      JazBenz
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      Joined: 09.02.2010 Posts: 298
      Just out of curiosity, how come you start with a $400, why not the $1000 bankroll you achieved?
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Originally posted by JazBenz
      Just out of curiosity, how come you start with a $400, why not the $1000 bankroll you achieved?
      Hello JazBenz,
      Hope it's enough not to go butsto!
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      Took me 2 days to get eaten by a huge shark which is called me not able to fold marginal hands.
      Bankroll left 130$
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      Month goal: Tilt management
      Play 10 hours/working day without breaks, 1-2 tables
    • JazBenz
      JazBenz
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      Joined: 09.02.2010 Posts: 298
      You went to play NL25 instead of NL20? Hope you find some weak players soon and run better:f_thumbsup:
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      Originally posted by JazBenz
      You went to play NL25 instead of NL20? Hope you find some weak players soon and run better:f_thumbsup:
      NL20 was in euro so it was more than 20$ at table, it's the same.
      anyhow, 1 tabled 7hourse today, profit +15$.
      i still have hope!

      Edit: played one more session and i'm -10$ for the day, ops.
    • blackbottle
      blackbottle
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      Joined: 18.06.2014 Posts: 21
      congraz for finishing the NL10 challenge :f_thumbsup:

      what were your preparations for moving up? (theory wise)
      Am still stuck at NL10, because NL25 is a much more difficult of a challenge then all the stakes before..

      Seems to be a rough start for you too..gl with getting back on an upwards movement :f_thumbsup:
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      my preparation is daily and either i get coachings from brokesobroke or i learn from videos on my own.
      i moved at nl10 when my nl5 game was in huge changes. My 3bet was 5%.
      At nl10 i made more costly adjustments than at nl5 but finally made it trough.
      Now i have to make it trough at nl25. I can really feel the importance of money at nl25.

      What i am working on:
      -playing many hours without breaks so that i learn to maintain my focus for long hours.
      -have the preflop learned by heart so that i use more focus on other parts of my game instead of choosing hands to play
      -river call decisions (pot odds , equity exercises , 10 for each day)

      Exploitative play
      -make notes when i see something weird and figure out what is the missbalance in villain range when he does that play.
      Ask what is the most obvious way to exploit this?

      eg: Villain called preflop with AA. => When he 3bets he does not have AA.
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      112 th day of playing
      Results at NL25= +102 $


      A big step forward today to not go busto.
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      113 th day of playing
      Results at NL25= +35.86 $
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      114 th day of playing
      Results at NL25= -89.27 $
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      115 th day of playing
      Results at NL25= -13.24$
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Music video: Scooter - How Much Is The Fish?
    • infraganti
      infraganti
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      Joined: 01.10.2014 Posts: 177
      how looks your bankroll?
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      116 th day of playing
      Results at NL25= +38.36$


      Originally posted by infraganti
      how looks your bankroll?
      Hello infraganti,
      Just woke up at 1 am to play a little.
      Played a bit of 5 tables on my huge screen ,but still long way to go until i will play more than 2 tables.
      Bankroll 330$ at the moment.
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      117 th day of playing
      Results at NL25= +37.75$
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Week 2 - overview
      6033 hands of NL25 6max
      profit: +166.14 $
      Bankroll: 362/2000 $
    • 2reac
      2reac
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      Joined: 10.04.2014 Posts: 1,279
      gg!:f_drink: