Zoomed or Doomed

    • Tichwich85
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      Short Intro:

      Hello everyone, my name is Timo and here is a very short bio:

      * From 1985 8-o
      * Belgian :f_drink:
      * Played my first poker game at the age of 12, 5 card draw :f_love: :f_love: NOSTALGIC times
      * Main game is cash game with ups & downs together with cashouts that were too big for my roll :f_thumbsup:
      * Zoom addict on NL & PLO, fullring and shorthanded zZZZZooOOOOOMM!!!
      * Member on PS, but mainly before on the dutch section, although i read mostly the english part


      Im restarting a blog in the english section because i can use the motivation from others who read and comment on my blog together with the 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' bankroll challenge.
      In the past i always had problems to keep myself going on the tables.
      Every high volume month (for me 20-25k hands) was followed by a complete off-month (2-3k hands).
      Many will probably know what i mean or even been on the same train.
      That combined with the fear of losing during a session when i was even only 50 blinds up after a sick long session of a stunning 12mins....:f_eek: BAD COCKTAIL :s_mad: :s_mad:

      That was around mid 2015.

      Between mid 2015 and summer 2016 it was all fun and games, well live play mostly :coolface: .
      And then i came back to the tables, watched all videos of PS coach Lemon, read the forum posts of many members posting hands to get back up to date and speed.
      I started with a bankroll of 70$.
      Let's try to get to that magic 1000$ again!!! :f_love: :f_love:

      Results september 2016




      For the bankroll challenge im posting a progress pic too since i read it must be done on mondays.

      Results october so far:



  • 18 replies
    • SvenBe
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      Welcome to our BR challenge and greetings from Gibraltar!
      Gratz btw for your quickest goal in FIFA history yesterday! I hope your BR challenge will be going equally quick...

      SvenBe
    • Tichwich85
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      Hell yeah, what a goal! Too bad the Gibraltar team aint that strong, never cool to loose, let alone stand with 0-6 :f_mad:

      Off course for us Belgians it was a great match, hey what did you expect? :f_drink: :f_drink:

      Thanks for your kind words, i hope myself that my BR will be going up as fast...:s_biggrin: but looking at my sessions im well under way...

      zZZooOOmMM!!
    • LemOn36
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      Good luck to you sire, may the heater continue this month!
    • Tichwich85
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      Well thank you Lemon! I hope my heater goes long time, never been in such a position or my game wasnt as good/solid/aggressive...
      But its cool to keep coming back to the tables with an awesome feeling.
    • Tichwich85
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      Not so much happened at the tables today, i think my bycicle ride direction home after work was more exciting...:ayfkm:
      Still, ended the session with 2BI up :profit: :profit:


      Biggest win hand:


      Aggressive play with the rockets

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 120.8 BB
      SB: 165.7 BB (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 23.53, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 17)
      BB: 56.2 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      UTG: 100.9 BB (VPIP: 5.88, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      UTG+1: 60.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 19.44, PFR: 8.45, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 72)
      MP+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 12.90, PFR: 9.68, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 63)
      MP+2: 100 BB (VPIP: -, PFR: -, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      CO: 60.4 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, UTG+1 calls 1 BB, fold, MP+1 raises to 4.5 BB, MP+2 calls 4.5 BB, fold, Hero raises to 13 BB, fold, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 8.5 BB, MP+2 calls 8.5 BB

      Flop: (41.5 BB, 3 players) 3:heart: 9:heart: 8:club:
      MP+1 checks, MP+2 checks, Hero bets 29.7 BB, fold, MP+2 calls 29.7 BB

      Turn: (100.9 BB, 2 players) K:heart:
      MP+2 checks, Hero bets 78.1 BB and is all-in, fold

      Hero wins 96.4 BB



      Biggest loss hand:

      Here villain instabets river and i instacall way too fast, normally i think a little bit longer especially with such a wet board on river...

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      SB: 55.9 BB
      BB: 201.4 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 100.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      UTG: 78.3 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      UTG+1: 66.8 BB (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 33)
      MP: 114.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      MP+1: 130.8 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      MP+2: 129.2 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      Hero (CO): 100 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T:spade: J:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, SB calls 2 BB, fold

      Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) 8:heart: 5:heart: J:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 3.7 BB, SB calls 3.7 BB

      Turn: (13.4 BB, 2 players) 9:club:
      SB bets 6 BB, Hero calls 6 BB

      River: (25.4 BB, 2 players) 9:heart:
      SB bets 24 BB, Hero calls 24 BB

      SB shows T:diamond: 9:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Nines)
      (Pre 30%, Flop 32%, Turn 14%)
      Hero mucks T:spade: J:diamond: (Two Pair, Jacks and Nines)
      (Pre 70%, Flop 68%, Turn 86%)
      SB wins 70.1 BB
    • Tichwich85
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      New update for the bankroll challenge:

      Didnt post much near the weekend and weekend together due to a nice 3 day trip to my appartment at the seaside.
      Still i did play during my seatrip for around 800 hands give or take, on my ipad :f_thumbsup:
      Bit annoying that i didnt have my tracker around so i had to send all my hand histories every hour because for some reason my email cant handle more than 200 hands in 1 mail...or is it pokerstars not sending more than 200 hands???? ?(
      If anyone has an answer to that im all ears 8-o 8-o 8-o

      Now my graph for the whole week, off course zoom and on NL10:


    • Tichwich85
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      What a contrast today with the past few weeks...
      Worst run in months, i do not think i played bad but i did ran into top ranges and bad beats today and had a hard time connecting with the board...
      It was that bad that i had to call it a day, i hit my stop loss for the first time in a long time.
      And i do follow that up very strictly to avoid tilts or just throwing money into the pot out of frustration.

      Here are some hands to illustrate what i was up against:


      Hand 1 => Set over set that even turns into four of a kind over fullhouse:


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 127.7 BB
      SB: 125.6 BB
      BB: 100 BB
      Hero (UTG): 110.6 BB
      MP: 107.2 BB
      CO: 409.6 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 4:club: 4:heart:

      Hero raises to 4 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls 3 BB

      Flop: (8.5 BB, 2 players) 4:diamond: J:club: 7:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets 5.3 BB, BB calls 5.3 BB

      Turn: (19.1 BB, 2 players) 7:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 11 BB, BB calls 11 BB

      River: (41.1 BB, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      BB bets 30 BB, Hero raises to 79.6 BB, BB raises to 79.7 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 0.1 BB

      BB shows 7:heart: 7:spade: (Four of a Kind, Sevens)
      (Pre 81%, Flop 91%, Turn 100%)
      Hero shows 4:club: 4:heart: (Full House, Fours full of Sevens)
      (Pre 19%, Flop 9%, Turn 0%)
      BB wins 191.5 BB


      Hand 2 => Rockets cracked by passive player, might be bad play by me?:


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 148.6 BB
      SB: 227.9 BB
      BB: 81.4 BB
      UTG: 104.4 BB
      MP: 192.9 BB
      Hero (CO): 100.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BTN calls 2.5 BB, fold, BB calls 1.5 BB

      Flop: (8 BB, 3 players) 5:heart: 4:diamond: 8:club:
      BB bets 4 BB, Hero raises to 14.3 BB, BTN calls 14.3 BB, BB calls 10.3 BB

      Turn: (50.9 BB, 3 players) 5:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets 36.4 BB, BTN calls 36.4 BB, fold

      River: (123.7 BB, 2 players) Q:heart:
      Hero bets 47.6 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 47.6 BB

      Hero shows A:heart: A:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Fives)
      (Pre 78%, Flop 3%, Turn 9%)
      BTN shows 7:heart: 6:heart: (Straight, Eight High)
      (Pre 22%, Flop 97%, Turn 91%)
      BTN wins 209.1 BB


      Hand 3 => two pair cracked by passive set:

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 348.8 BB
      SB: 145 BB
      BB: 89 BB
      Hero (UTG): 118.9 BB
      MP: 98.5 BB
      CO: 174.6 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      Hero raises to 4 BB, fold, CO calls 4 BB, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (9.5 BB, 2 players) 6:spade: J:diamond: T:diamond:
      Hero bets 6 BB, CO calls 6 BB

      Turn: (21.5 BB, 2 players) K:club:
      Hero bets 13.6 BB, CO calls 13.6 BB

      River: (48.7 BB, 2 players) 7:spade:
      Hero bets 30.9 BB, CO calls 30.9 BB

      Hero shows T:heart: K:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Tens)
      (Pre 32%, Flop 4%, Turn 5%)
      CO shows J:spade: J:heart: (Three of a Kind, Jacks)
      (Pre 68%, Flop 96%, Turn 95%)
      CO wins 105.5 BB


      Hand 4 => split pot? dont think so!!:

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 210.1 BB
      Hero (SB): 103.5 BB
      BB: 329.5 BB
      UTG: 135.6 BB
      MP: 89.4 BB
      CO: 100 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2 BB, BB calls 1 BB

      Flop: (4 BB, 2 players) T:heart: 3:club: K:diamond:
      Hero bets 2.5 BB, BB calls 2.5 BB

      Turn: (9 BB, 2 players) J:club:
      Hero bets 3 BB, BB calls 3 BB

      River: (15 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Hero shows T:spade: Q:spade: (Two Pair, Tens and Threes)
      (Pre 30%, Flop 14%, Turn 16%)
      BB shows T:diamond: A:spade: (Two Pair, Tens and Threes)
      (Pre 70%, Flop 86%, Turn 84%)
      BB wins 14.3 BB


      And i have many more hands like that today, sometimes the pokergods are like....NAAAAAA
      So after today im asking you:

    • SvenBe
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      So,your rockets are cracked by a passive player?
      The PASSIVE player then donks into two players and you raise his bet?

      If it really was a passive player, a donkbet should have been very wrong imho...
    • Tichwich85
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      What do you mean SvenBe?
      On the ace hand the button is just calling every street passively without any raise...the donkbet is from a player that folded.
      Or am I missing/not understanding your point?
      Greets and thx for reacting
    • Tichwich85
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      Definitely not my best week.
      Missed a lot of opportunities, still ran over EV, luckily or the results were even worse. :f_mad:
      The blueline explains a lot, many times i went up to the river, to just being beaten by that last card.
      This week villains were hitting a lot of their 2 pairs and flushes on the river.
      And to show my unlucky run i filtered this graph out of my pokertracker:

      Aces played:




      My weekly graph for the follow up for pokerstrategy:


    • Tichwich85
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      Almost end of the week, sunday is coming close now YAY!!
      I always look forward to sundays because then im opening my tracker software and i can see my results over the whole week.
      Daily i see my results, based on those sessions since i have my PT installed that way it resets the day at 4am at night.
      BUT BUT BUT, i have no clue what my weekly results are, let alone for the whole month, and tomorrow it is that day!!!

      In the beginning of my poker career combined with a tracker software it was really hard, i was looking at the numbers and profit/loss the whole, really the whole, freaking time. I bet many of you have done that or still do that until this day.
      It took me a while to avoid doing this, and now that im no longer watching my tracker all the time, my style and mind are waaaaaay more relaxed.
      Off course im talking about watching your graph or win/loss BB or $ during a playing session. It doesnt hurt to watch the stats after you are done....:f_drink:
      These days its just pure informatively that i use it whilst playing, to see people"s stats and to know how many hands i have played already, because i play not based on results of income but on hands played...again more relaxed for the little mindset.

      And thats why sunday is always exciting for me, because then and only then i go to my graph => filter => since date played => monday to sunday.....or start of month

      Sometimes it does get ugly but thats the game, keep checking if you made mistake on big loss hands and dont change your gameplan too fast, it does happen to hit a badrun, like i did last week.

      Good luck to all on the sunday tourneys and have fun tonight, dont forget to update your weekly challenge on get rich or die tryin'!!



      Over and out
    • Tichwich85
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      Another week has passed, just the graph thats missing in my blog.
      So here it is:


      Update graph october last week

    • Tichwich85
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      This week again was average.

      I think i tried too hard on getting good results that it influenced my game.
      This changed my normal A-game into a B-game.
      After viewing into my PT4 database from last week, this was confirmed.

      One example: Me betting flop and turn and river in position, villain shoving on my river bet, and me calling it with just a top pair mid kicker...
      That's just asking for trouble if you ask me.


      Anyway here is last weeks graph: november week 1

    • Tichwich85
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      Been sick this week :f_eek:
      Still managed to play my biggest number of hands in a week so far in this challenge.
      Started with a big downer, many rivers again that turned against me.
      Luckily the second part of the week got better and made a small profit.


      November week 2 graph:

    • Tichwich85
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      Wow this week went faaaaaast! :f_drink:



      Already sunday, its crazy when you're working in the house, time does not exist, until you hit monday to go back to work...:f_cry: :f_cry:

      Poker went well, made some adjustments, by not being too aggressive OOP and its noticable halfway the graph on my redline.



      Weekly graph:

    • Tichwich85
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      End of the week...WOOP WOOP
      This means its time for a new update! :f_drink: CHEERS!!!

      It is clear since my last update that changing my OOP play has a strong effect on my redline. If you look into my graph update of last week you will notably see the difference.

      But oooooh boy, this week i felt i was standing still in my grind.
      Everything went slow, too slow...:f_mad: i never had the feeling i was getting anywhere...



      And now, today, i open my PT4, review the week and i see that i actually was burning and killing it...
      Flying forward! Its strange that sometimes reality isnt really what it feels like in your head...:f_rolleyes:




      So here is that graph for the last week in november:

    • SvenBe
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      whoop,whoop,too - the important is also the green line which looks very nice...
      GL in the next week,too - SvenBe
    • Tichwich85
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      Thx Sven, but in this new update the green line aint that pretty...
      Again for the second time since i started the challenge i could take the step to NL10...

      Do players play a lot different there than in NL5? NOPE
      Do i play a lot different than in NL5? NOPE
      Is climbing stakes making me sweat or fear to loose? NOPE
      Am i just hitting a brick wall which has UNLUCKY written all over it? See gif below :f_frown:




      Some of the hands im talking about :

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB
      SB: 100 BB
      Hero (BB): 125.2 BB
      UTG: 127.9 BB
      UTG+1: 113.1 BB
      MP: 50 BB
      MP+1: 103.4 BB
      MP+2: 156.6 BB
      CO: 58.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 9:heart: 9:spade:

      UTG raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 1 BB

      Flop: (4.5 BB, 2 players) A:diamond: 8:club: 9:diamond:
      Hero bets 2.8 BB, UTG raises to 10.2 BB, Hero calls 7.4 BB

      Turn: (24.9 BB, 2 players) 4:heart:
      Hero bets 15.8 BB, UTG calls 15.8 BB

      River: (56.5 BB, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero bets 40.5 BB, UTG calls 40.5 BB

      Hero shows 9:heart: 9:spade: (Three of a Kind, Nines)
      (Pre 80%, Flop 60%, Turn 70%)
      UTG shows 7:diamond: 6:diamond: (Flush, Ace High)
      (Pre 20%, Flop 40%, Turn 30%)
      UTG wins 131.3 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 100 BB
      SB: 103.3 BB
      BB: 114.5 BB
      UTG: 182.8 BB
      UTG+1: 100.5 BB
      MP: 108.9 BB
      MP+1: 151.5 BB
      MP+2: 62.8 BB
      CO: 208.7 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2 BB, fold, BB raises to 114.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 98 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (200.5 BB, 2 players) J:club: Q:heart: 9:club:

      Turn: (200.5 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:

      River: (200.5 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      BB shows A:diamond: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 73%, Turn 86%)
      Hero shows K:club: K:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 27%, Turn 14%)
      BB wins 191.5 BB


      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 217 BB
      SB: 99 BB
      BB: 285.6 BB
      Hero (UTG): 119.2 BB
      UTG+1: 164.2 BB
      MP: 141.4 BB
      MP+1: 69.4 BB
      MP+2: 100 BB
      CO: 83.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:diamond: K:club:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, UTG+1 calls 3 BB, fold, fold, MP+2 raises to 15 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 12 BB, fold

      Flop: (34.4 BB, 2 players) 8:heart: 5:diamond: 6:club:
      Hero checks, MP+2 bets 25 BB, Hero calls 25 BB

      Turn: (84.4 BB, 2 players) T:club:
      Hero checks, MP+2 bets 60 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 60 BB

      River: (204.4 BB, 2 players) 2:club:

      Hero shows K:diamond: K:club: (One Pair, Kings)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      MP+2 shows A:club: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      MP+2 wins 196 BB


      And i know, KK vs AA you should loose most of the time, the unlucky part here is that i hit KK vs AA within 100 hands of eachother...
      I lost my cool and quit poker for the rest of the week, just to come back and write in my blog.




      But this all ends this evening, because i can always pump myself up in a new week to come. This was just one tough week in general i think...


      Update graph: