Grinding it up - From 25€ to dream!

    • HiImOdds
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      Hi guys! I'm a 19 y/o student who just started playing online poker. It's my time to open a blog: I think it's a good way to improve, by writing down poker related feelings and impression. I'll share the sweetest wins and worst bad beats!
      After losing about 10BI because of poor plays, I plan on being more focused on the game flow. My objectives are:

      - Play circa 5k hands a week
      - Study and review at least 5 hours per week
      - Adopt a safe bankroll management: 30 BI I'll take a shot to next level, back down when -5 BI

      I'll start by bi-tabling 2NL zoom cash, mantaining a TAG basic poker style, which I think is best at this level.

      WEEK 1

      STARTING BANKROLL: 25€
      HANDS PLAYED: 0
      STUDY HOURS: 0
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    • metalmonkey80
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      Hello HiImOdds,

      Welcome to Poker Strategy and it is good to see you here in the forums.
      Good luck with your goals. Many people who are doing the same have signed up to Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge. I have found this challenge really helped me with working on my game.

      Also there is a good tutorial worth having a look at called The perfect introduction to multi-tabling
      I look forward to reading about your progress in the coming months

      If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
      Good luck at the tables.

      Regards

      Matt
    • HiImOdds
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      Thanks @metalmonkey80! I'll read what you linked! Also reading some basic cash strategy here on pokerstrategy :f_cool:
    • metalmonkey80
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      Hi HiImOdds,

      I started off as a TAG and it really helps in drilling in the basic ranges and is the optimal style for the cash game micro limits.
      Have you looked at the 'Learning to win' forum found
      here
    • HiImOdds
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      Hands played: 1k

      Time studied: 1 hour

      Bankroll: 25.66€

      Pretty happy for today session. I understood that my major losses come from low focus (-2BI in the end of the session). I reviewed a bit and these are my major leaks of today:

      - Lack of focus -> get a 5 min break when I feel tired
      - Non-SD winnings a little bit low -> follow less on flop bets with low pairs, fold more Ax low kicker OOP.
    • HiImOdds
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      Just installed HoldEm Manager! Starting now a pre-lunch session!
    • Dodozz
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      Hey HilmOdds, will follow your poker blog! :f_cool:

      I am starting similiar project pretty soon also. :f_thumbsup:

      Wish you good luck.
    • HiImOdds
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      Bad session. -5 €. Mostly my bad making borderline calls. Gotta stop today and review my hands.
    • HiImOdds
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      + 1,44 to 21,27 in 1k hands. Good session, played a good poker. My quality game falls after 800 hands, so for the next sessions I'll do a pause after each 250 hands.
    • HiImOdds
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      -1,67€ to 19,60€ in 1.5k hands. Slowly understanding the field, still paying too much with medium hands and struggling facing raises on the river. Played good, 22/18 VPIP/PFR, still have to manage to go over bad beats. After losing bad hands, I consistently play bad for a while. I'll just try to take a break.
    • HiImOdds
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      Graph from today. Quite happy for my plays. Still have to find the strenght to fold on big raises which theorically means (at microlimits) they have a really strong hand. Also got my first straight flush ever!

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $0.93 (46.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.17 (108.5 bb)
      UTG: $2.10 (105 bb)
      MP: $2.19 (109.5 bb)
      CO: $3.18 (159 bb)
      BTN: $2.57 (128.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 5 4
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.05, SB folds, Hero calls $0.03

      Flop: ($0.11) 3 A A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.11) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, BTN calls $0.08

      River: ($0.27) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, BTN calls $0.26

      Results:
      $0.79 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 3 A A 9 2
      Hero showed 5 4 and won $0.75 ($0.36 net)
      BTN mucked K J and lost (-$0.39 net)


      Hope to keep it up!

      Bankroll: 19,67€ Yes my girlfriend wanted to play some spins :/
    • HiImOdds
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      Pretty good 1 hour afternoon session! +2,59€ to 22,29€
    • HiImOdds
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      Lost 3 stacks today. I tilt so easily. Cannot find a way to avoid it after: KK<AA, AA<AK, KK<AA after all-in pre. I tilted, and lost several stacks after having been playing quite good (+2,50) the first 500 hands.