Starting over from scratch!

    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      So let's do this, getting back into the Micros.

      Until a couple of years ago I was playing NL100 and NL200 tables, but for different reasons, I decided to quit Poker for now.
      Mainly I was playing on Everest Poker which was really soft on NL100 although, NL200 got a lot tougher and I am not sure if I had really beaten it.

      A couple of years later, all my Poker money was gone, when I got an email that I can reclaim my money on Full Tilt Poker. Full Tilts licence had been suspended by the FBI before and I had a couple of bucks there, which had been lost in the Process.. But now they are back. So lets get the money, maybe it was a lot? I didn't really remember, maybe 500$, maybe more? my hopes were rising.. buuut it wasn't even a 100$. Well, better than nothing, although the money is restricted so I'll have to cash in some money eventually to get it.
      Until recently I hardly played Poker, except for one or two MTTs now and then.

      However, this month, I decided to start from the scratch. So NL2 and NL5 players you better be ready, because I am coming for you!

      This is my way back.. lets see if I can beat todays NL games. By now I played my first 10K hands and I'am doing fine. I will keep you updated and will also send some picturse as soon as I figured out where to best upload them.
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    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      My lucky 888$ money (sidestory aboout my 2nd bankroll)

      Back then it was easy to get free money, so getting 88$ from 888 over ps.de did not sound tooo far fetched, although I did not expect to get the whole bonus without cashing in. Well but what to do with 2$ as a cash gamer? Well, as there is 50bb buy in at NL2 888 tables anyway, I just started playing 1 table to see where it goes... 1$ up 1$ down.. up.. down.. 50c left after a random casino games (of which I did not understand the rules), screw it! No luck with the additional 1$ tournament tickets either.
      So I had 2 tickets for 1$ tournaments left on 888 Poker. I decided to play multitable SNGs 40 players and 60 players and cashed both. Awesome, back to about 10$ again. Free money always feels good :f_thumbsup:
      I never really played Zoom tables but, as my bankroll was so small I thought lets focus on 1 table of SNAP (the 888 version) and I had an awesome run despite of the strange 50bb buy ins at NL2. After about 1 hour and a half I was up 6 or 7$
      Thats 17$ bankroll from 50c of the beginngin of the day. I can live with that, considering that was about 20-25% of my total bankroll at that point.
    • aikira
      aikira
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      glgl keep us updated
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey LeSavant,

      Even though the games are now harder than a few years ago, I'm sure you'll have no problem grinding it back up. In fact, you should consider entering our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!.

      There is no time limit and you could win a status upgrade just for being an active participant.

      As for posting images, the easiest way is to save your image to your desktop and simply drag and drop it into your post.

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
    • badk1tty
      badk1tty
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      Hey, man. I think I will follow your adventures. Gl hf! :)
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      Thanks guys, I just signed up to the bankroll challenge
      Yesterday I had a good run and made a 20% increase of my bankroll up to 116$
      Not too bad considering I started off with 64$ and it took me some time to find my way back into the game. So it took me a couple of days and a couple of bucks until I started getting more and more confident again.

      About the Challenge:
      Starting Bankroll: 118$
      Bankroll Goal: 1000$
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Although the first month went pretty good, there was a lot I could have done better. Especially the first 2K hands a made some terrible choices. I played NL5 on 4 tables which was definitively overkill. One hand I remember going broke with nut straight. When the chips went over too villain I realized that I was missing one card.. Anyways without the first 2K hands my winrate was really nice at 14ptBB/100 so I guess I was running pretty well (but still a bit under EV)

      Besides that I still have some issues I have to work on (who would have thought?)
      I started to go through all the bronze content the first weeks and watched some videos on ps.de . Although I remembered most of the concepts it's good to get some freshening up.. Its been a long time and although the basics remain the same a lot has changed and I have to catch up on the recent years developments. By now I am back on silver and there's a lot more content I got to get through.

      Still, at the moment I feel like I am crushing the micros and I think most value at the time is in just grinding. In future I will have to properly review more of my hands. So far I had a lot of fun and hardly got frustated even when I ran bad.
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      Did I tilt this reg? He was dealing bad with 3-bets so I kept picking on him..

      Full Tilt - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 264.8 BB (VPIP: 32.61, PFR: 17.93, 3Bet Preflop: 1.52, Hands: 189)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 21.59, PFR: 18.06, 3Bet Preflop: 6.33, Hands: 231)
      UTG: 155.8 BB (VPIP: 23.76, PFR: 13.86, 3Bet Preflop: 1.32, Hands: 209)
      CO: 198.4 BB (VPIP: 21.36, PFR: 16.60, 3Bet Preflop: 6.42, Hands: 749)
      Hero (BTN): 121.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 4:spade: 4:heart:

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

      Flop: (19.4 BB, 2 players) 4:club: 3:heart: Q:heart:
      CO checks, Hero bets 8 BB, CO raises to 189.4 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 104.8 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (245 BB, 2 players) A:club:

      River: (245 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:

      CO shows 6:heart: K:heart: (Flush, King High)
      (Pre 48%, Flop 26%, Turn 16%)
      Hero shows 4:spade: 4:heart: (Three of a Kind, Fours)
      (Pre 52%, Flop 74%, Turn 84%)
      CO wins 230.6 BB



      Another Session I was in last Orbit, I was sitting out on my other tables already

      Full Tilt - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 227 BB
      SB: 54.2 BB (VPIP: 53.85, PFR: 41.03, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 41)
      BB: 266.4 BB (VPIP: 34.25, PFR: 19.18, 3Bet Preflop: 3.64, Hands: 147)
      UTG: 75 BB (VPIP: 75.00, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      MP: 54.6 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      CO: 120.6 BB (VPIP: 22.73, PFR: 13.64, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 7:club: 7:heart:

      UTG calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 1 BB, fold, BB checks

      Flop: (3.4 BB, 3 players) 7:diamond: T:spade: Q:heart:
      BB bets 4 BB, UTG raises to 74 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 74 BB, BB raises to 265.4 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 152 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (529.4 BB, 3 players) Q:spade:

      River: (529.4 BB, 3 players) 2:club:

      BB shows Q:club: T:diamond: (Full House, Queens full of Tens)

      Main Pot [225.4 BB]: (Pre 36%, Flop 17%, Turn 93%)
      Side Pot#1 [304 BB]: (Pre 47%, Flop 18%, Turn 98%)

      UTG shows J:spade: 9:spade: (One Pair, Queens)

      Main Pot [225.4 BB]: (Pre 33%, Flop 30%, Turn 5%)

      Hero shows 7:club: 7:heart: (Full House, Sevens full of Queens)

      Main Pot [225.4 BB]: (Pre 32%, Flop 52%, Turn 2%)
      Side Pot#1 [304 BB]: (Pre 53%, Flop 83%, Turn 2%)

      BB wins 286.2 BB
      BB wins 212.2 BB

      well, bad luck, np :)



      Finally one tough call:
      Full Tilt - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 184.8 BB (VPIP: 95.65, PFR: 17.39, 3Bet Preflop: 13.33, Hands: 23)
      Hero (BTN): 155.2 BB
      SB: 120 BB (VPIP: 17.14, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 70)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 14.02, 3Bet Preflop: 2.77, Hands: 2,336)
      UTG: 74.6 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      MP: 125.6 BB (VPIP: 52.17, PFR: 17.39, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has 8:diamond: 8:heart:

      UTG calls 1 BB, MP calls 1 BB, CO calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 6 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, CO calls 5 BB

      Flop: (15.4 BB, 2 players) J:diamond: T:spade: 8:spade:
      CO bets 4 BB, Hero raises to 16 BB, CO calls 12 BB

      Turn: (47.4 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      CO bets 18.4 BB, Hero calls 18.4 BB

      River: (84.2 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:
      CO bets 53.6 BB, Hero calls 53.6 BB

      CO shows 9:diamond: K:heart: (High Card, King)
      (Pre 45%, Flop 25%, Turn 18%)
      Hero shows 8:diamond: 8:heart: (Three of a Kind, Eights)
      (Pre 55%, Flop 75%, Turn 82%)
      Hero wins 180.2 BB

      Villain was a total Maniac, he bluffed at every possible spot even with complete air. I expected him to bluff pretty much 100% of his non flush hands. Also, if he had a flush, why would he turn it into a bluff if he has some weak flush he can win with? Not sure what he would do with weak flushes, though.
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      As my bankroll is decent now, I will take agressive shots at NL10. Tankroll this shit !
      So who's gonna stop me now?
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      @Badk1tty
      Thanks, going to hit the tables now so I can need a bit of luck.
      Adventures... I like that :D
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey LeSavant,

      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
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      first shots at NL10 did not go so well, down 2 stacks in 200 hands so I had to go back to NL5
      Gladly I am running very well on NL5 so far, and I can start shotting again.

      Also played some MTTs that were nicely overpaid, but did not get into the money.
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Full Tilt - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 105.1 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      BTN: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      Hero (SB): 100 BB
      BB: 151.6 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 100.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      UTG: 322 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 21.70, PFR: 14.15, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 110)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5:heart: 5:club:

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

      Flop: (31 BB, 3 players) 5:diamond: 9:club: 7:club:
      Hero bets 13 BB, UTG calls 13 BB, CO raises to 95.1 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 77 BB and is all-in, UTG calls 82.1 BB

      Turn: (311.2 BB, 3 players) Q:diamond:

      River: (311.2 BB, 3 players) J:club:

      CO shows 9:heart: 3:heart: (One Pair, Nines)

      Main Pot [301 BB]: (Pre 26%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
      Side Pot#1 [10.2 BB]: (Pre 52%, Flop 60%, Turn 60%)

      Hero shows 5:heart: 5:club: (Three of a Kind, Fives)

      Main Pot [301 BB]: (Pre 36%, Flop 79%, Turn 74%)

      UTG shows 7:diamond: 8:diamond: (One Pair, Sevens)

      Main Pot [301 BB]: (Pre 38%, Flop 19%, Turn 26%)
      Side Pot#1 [10.2 BB]: (Pre 48%, Flop 40%, Turn 40%)

      CO wins 9.7 BB
      Hero wins 284.3 BB

      TANKROLL!
    • advancedTN1984
      advancedTN1984
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      You got fun, i guess:) .
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      second day at NL10 was fantastic! I quit because of FTP makes it hard to get to another table with 100bb again and I did not want to play deep for too long..

    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      Indeed @advanced, I had some great fun. First I did not feeling like playing anymore because I woke up early this morning so I played some poker for some hours :) So I was a bit tired already, but I really wanted to play some more NL10. What can I say, I am glad I did. 50$ up for today, now its time to chill.

      Btw. I think early morning on the weekends is a great time to play, so many fish probaply still up drunk or fucked up some other way. Gotta stick to the MJ, stay chilled and take their money.
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Ok, last two days I played quite a lot. Beneath a lot of suckouts and setups I also played some pretty bad hands.
      My main Problems at the moment are
      - making expansive bluffs on players that call too much
      - not giving enough credit to regulars on turn and river
    • LeSavant
      LeSavant
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 68
      Bankroll Challenge: week 0
      Start: 118$
      Now: 72$
      net: -46$
      #hands: 5K
    • imgoingtomirage
      imgoingtomirage
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      Hey LeSavant!

      Thanks for joining the Bankroll Challenge! I can see that you had a rough first week, but I'm sure you will get better ;) Can you tell us what's your goal for this challenge? :)

      Cheerio!
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