Giving it all.

    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      Well good evening all!

      Representing the dutch, my name is Erwin and i come from the netherlands.

      I am 25 years old, father of a 2 Year old boy and 2 2 months old daughters.

      I am going to give a shot from nl2-nl100 in the upcoming year/years. Have played poker for years, not very succesfully though. Haven't played in like 2 years so i am gonna start from the bottom and gonna try to understand the basics properly and Will move from there forward.

      I god a decent job as an accountant, so working with Numbers/math is a plus Side for me.

      Well enough small talk, the plan is to watch a lot of vids the upcoming weeks and read a lot of articles, especially About opening ranges, board textures and probs a bit About hud installing. Ordered a shiny new laptop that is comming in at thuesday, zo then this journey Will take it's start.

      I am not pissing About, i am serious to make this a succes, so i am nog gonna play until i feel i got my shit sorted.

      That being sad, Anyone has any suggestions About which client to chose? Only at stars i dont have a tracked account, so any info regarding traffic at other rooms is welkome.

      Have a Nice evening all!!🍺
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    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      So started doing Some Reading in the basic section. Most stuff About playing IP/OOP and starting to make a hand chart that works for me.

      What i remember of my former nog so succesfull poker tries is that i tilt to fast and call down to light. I see people making herocalls in vids on high stakes, zo i allways thouhgt: yeah Lets do that to. Not so good on small stakes.

      I need to get my shit together and just PLAY abc poker and try to avoid the marginal/beat spots. If i can do this, i am certain i Will get my ass to beat nl5 this time and hopefully more.

      So off to a good start, tonight is gym time and getting laptop, Tomorrow Will be setting up and watch at least 2 vids
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      Setup is complete now.

      Got my new laptop, installed PT4, installed Pokerstars so let's get it on!

      Tonight i will nog be doing anything poker related as i need to go to the gym.
      Had 2 bad knee injuries during playing football. First time got it fixed with surgery, had to train for 1 year to get back at football again and play 5 matches to get the same injury again. So no more surgery for me and also no football anymore. But yeah i got some pounds added up to me weight, so that has got to go.

      Will be watching 2/3 more vids before i start my new challenge.

      Tomorrow evening should be an evening for a good session. Wife goes out, so if i get the children in bed on time and they won't cry all the night, i wil be making a good 1/2k hands session i guess.
    • badbeatuk
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      Hi Erwin good luck at the tables :f_drink:
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      Thanks man! Well i am looking for what is better for now.

      Played 2 sessions yesterday evening and this morning. down like 0.40ct or something like that. Misplayed 2 hands with AA and KK, got lucky to win the KK one.

      Other then that, Zoom seems to be nitty as hell. Im gonna reconsider if i want to play zoom or i want to play the reg tables.

      Tonight i will be watching a vid probs from 7 to 8 and after that im gonna put in a 2/3 hour session with some breaks to post marked hands.

      If this goes on like this with the nitty plays on NL2 zoom i am really gonna look for reg tables
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      Forgot to update my english blog as well. Played About 10k hands and i about beish, with 4bi under ev.

      Atm i am watching the 6 vid course from Lemon, Some great stuff in there that allready massively upgrades my game and mental state. Hopefully a good dessin tonight!
    • zbiqu23
      zbiqu23
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      Good luck :f_drink:
    • vonki
      vonki
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      Good luck!! :) Def some good topics you've decided to start with! :f_thumbsup:
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      long time no see, lolz i tend to forget to update my english blog as well.

      been busy with some real life shit:

      needed to buy a new car, we bought one 1 year ago but it turned out to be a shit car. So this time i took out my wallet and bought a rather expensive car, renault megan 2011 station with all the luxury like navigation, cruise control etc.

      My two daughters still cry like they are being hit every minute so that's some real life tilt.

      Other than that it has been absolutely shit crazy busy at work, so that takes some time to:P

      decided to dedicate my time into learning to play my old love PLO. Probably always loved this way more then NLHE, as it has so much more dynamics imo and so much more action. So looked up some vids randomly on the internet and on PS.com.

      There aren't a lot of vids available here for basic/bronze, and PLO on other sites then PS is pretty much non excistent, so yeah trying to look up some better vids trough other methods.

      But yeah basics are pretty simple: Stop drawing to 2nd/3th/4th nuts. Tbh at PLO2 it is that easy. Just ship with the nuts and there is allways one guy that calls u with the lower nuts.

      So keeping that in mind i started playing a bit, and guess im up about 15BI in about 5/6k hands. Unfortunatly i don't have the Omaha small stakes, but the hold'em version of PT4, so i will try to post some hands every now and then by scrolling trough my hand history. Once i hit PLO5, which im trying to take a shot at around 100/120 dollar BR, which is quite agressive i know, but might as well take the shot, i will buy the omaha stakes one to and i can show u all some sexy graphs hopefully.
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      Jinxed it,:f_biggrin:

      Right after updating my blog i go on a "nothing holds" streak and lose about 6BI over 2 sessions. Nothing to bother really, it is quite standard in PLO and most of the time i got it in pretty good, except for 2 times i got it in low straight vs nut straight and Boat against a bigger boat. So yeah that needs some work, cause i need to learn to fold them.

      And this moment i have about 231VPP so guess i might as well give it a go to become silverstar this month, shouldn't be to big of a deal on PLO2.

      Hope my good play and run continues after this:)
    • SvenBe
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      He elsjorro,

      welcome to our NL Holdem Microstakes challenge! Do you want to play PLO & NL Holdem at the same time?

      GL with both!

      SvenBe
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      Thanks Sven. Nah im just concentrating on NL Holdem atm, swings at omaha are killing me, and i am a bit of a person who can't make up his mind so yeah, the challenge was a good point to get started on NL holdem again.
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      so yeah, someone should hit me in the head to be honest. Tilted again, i am such a stupid fucker. Went from +2Bi to down 3BI in like 3 hands where i completely butchered the first one for a 550BB pot, and then tilted away 2 stacks. so yeah that needs to stop period, cause i was grinding nicely at 7/8BB/100 hands
    • elsjorro
      elsjorro
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      pff i am getting absolutly fucked by everyone at the momen. -12BI for the challenge atm.

      Keep getting coolered or whatever. Also everytime i have KK, i GII against AA 100 % of the times.

      Just a few hands to show what kind of shit i have to bear atm.

      This hand was just now at the end of another -3 BI session, i was like: yeah just ship, he probs got there again.


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 173.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 5)
      Hero (SB): 294 BB
      BB: 294.5 BB (VPIP: 7.69, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
      UTG: 100 BB (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
      MP: 146 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      CO: 72.5 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:club: A:diamond:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, UTG calls 7 BB

      Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) 7:club: 7:heart: 4:club:
      Hero bets 19 BB, UTG calls 19 BB

      Turn: (59 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond:
      Hero bets 265 BB and is all-in, UTG calls 71 BB and is all-in

      River: (201 BB, 2 players) 5:heart:

      Hero shows A:club: A:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Sevens)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
      UTG shows Q:spade: Q:club: (Full House, Queens full of Sevens)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
      UTG wins 194 BB


      I'm being result orientated, or is this a fold?

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 86.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      Hero (SB): 151.5 BB
      BB: 101 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
      UTG: 64 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      MP: 137.5 BB (VPIP: 7.14, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      CO: 178 BB (VPIP: 18.52, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 85)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:heart: 2:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 9 BB, fold, BTN calls 6 BB

      Flop: (19 BB, 2 players) 7:heart: 3:spade: 4:diamond:
      Hero bets 9 BB, BTN calls 9 BB

      Turn: (37 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 68.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 68.5 BB

      River: (174 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      Hero shows A:heart: 2:diamond: (Straight, Five High)
      (Pre 30%, Flop 12%, Turn 2%)
      BTN shows 6:heart: 6:spade: (Straight, Seven High)
      (Pre 70%, Flop 88%, Turn 98%)
      BTN wins 168 BB


      yeeey i floppped a set, o wait.

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 110 BB (VPIP: 6.67, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      SB: 60 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      BB: 66 BB
      UTG: 239.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)
      Hero (MP): 100 BB
      CO: 82 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 7:diamond: 7:club:

      fold, Hero raises to 3.5 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 3 BB, BB raises to 6 BB, Hero calls 2.5 BB, SB calls 2.5 BB

      Flop: (18 BB, 3 players) J:heart: 2:heart: 7:heart:
      SB checks, BB bets 5 BB, Hero calls 5 BB, fold

      Turn: (28 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      BB bets 13 BB, Hero raises to 66 BB, BB calls 42 BB and is all-in

      River: (138 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      BB shows J:club: J:diamond: (Four of a Kind, Jacks)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 93%, Turn 98%)
      Hero shows 7:diamond: 7:club: (Full House, Sevens full of Jacks)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 7%, Turn 2%)
      BB wins 133 BB


      every premium hand gets cracked

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 108.5 BB
      SB: 105 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 4)
      BB: 126.5 BB
      UTG: 110 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      MP: 54 BB (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      CO: 17.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:spade: Q:heart:

      fold, MP raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, MP calls 6 BB

      Flop: (19.5 BB, 2 players) 6:heart: J:club: T:diamond:
      MP checks, Hero bets 10 BB, MP calls 10 BB

      Turn: (39.5 BB, 2 players) 8:spade:
      MP checks, Hero bets 19 BB, MP raises to 35 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 16 BB

      River: (109.5 BB, 2 players) 2:club:

      MP shows T:spade: T:heart: (Three of a Kind, Tens)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 86%, Turn 86%)
      Hero shows Q:spade: Q:heart: (One Pair, Queens)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 14%, Turn 14%)
      MP wins 105.5 BB


      Haven't won one single hand with AA in the last 5k hands.


      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 50.5 BB
      Hero (SB): 212 BB
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      UTG: 310 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 5)
      MP: 318 BB (VPIP: 28.21, PFR: 12.82, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 40)
      CO: 58.5 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:heart: A:club:

      UTG raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, BTN calls 2 BB, Hero raises to 13 BB, fold, fold, BTN calls 11 BB

      Flop: (29 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond: 8:spade: 5:diamond:
      Hero bets 18 BB, BTN raises to 37.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 19.5 BB

      Turn: (104 BB, 2 players) K:heart:

      River: (104 BB, 2 players) T:club:

      Hero shows A:heart: A:club: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 84%, Flop 80%, Turn 89%)
      BTN shows Q:spade: T:heart: (Two Pair, Queens and Tens)
      (Pre 16%, Flop 20%, Turn 11%)
      BTN wins 100.5 BB


      GII 12 times with KK this 5k hands, 12 times vs AA and lost, so yeah now im just calling pre, and next time im gonna fold flop no mather what. FFS

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 127.5 BB (VPIP: 9.09, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      SB: 211 BB (VPIP: 13.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      BB: 112 BB (VPIP: 36.36, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      Hero (UTG): 219 BB
      MP: 380.5 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 100.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      CO: 21.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:spade: K:heart:

      Hero raises to 3.5 BB, fold, CO calls 3.5 BB, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 5.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (23 BB, 2 players) 6:club: 5:club: J:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 11 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

      Turn: (45 BB, 2 players) T:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 21.5 BB, Hero calls 21.5 BB

      River: (88 BB, 2 players) 7:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Hero shows K:spade: K:heart: (One Pair, Kings)
      (Pre 17%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      BTN shows A:spade: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 83%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
      BTN wins 85 BB


      so tilted right now, gonna take a weekends break i guess.