Recreational game - nemprofi blog

    • nemprofi
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      Welcome All to my first ever blog! :megusta:

      Short introduction

      Name: nemprofi
      Site: PokerStars, rarely Bwin and 888
      Playing: MTTs only
      Limits: 0-5 usd
      Starting Bankroll: I am ready to invest in 2017 1000 usd (currently I have 260 in PokerStars and I am willing to refill if I loose it all)
      Target: 5000 usd profits in 2017
      Biggest win: 1374 usd in 2,2 turbo MTT 2. place

      Long introduction

      Hello. I am nemprofi from Budapest (Hungary). I am playing poker for almost 5 years now. In the beginning I had the intention to become a pro but after 2 years I realized I am not "pro" material. Now I am a recreational player playing once or twice per week and what I currently trying to achieve is to play rarely but well. I have full time job hence I usually able to play only in the weekends.

      For 2017 I decided to implement a few rules to my poker games:
      1. Spend more times on poker forums
      2. Implement a 200 buyins BRM rule. In pokerstars I set my buyin limits to 5 and only plan to change it when my BankRoll reaches 1200 or falls below 800.
      3. Play only up to 4 tables at the same time (used to play 6)

      I am aware that my targets may sound a bit unrealistic however I am confident that by setting the target high I will do my best to achieve high. We will see :)

      What you can expect from this blog that I will update here the happenings of my poker life on weekly basis. I also want to opt in to the 2017 challenge and reach 1500 in profits.

      Wish me GL!
  • 46 replies
    • SvenBe
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      puh, 4 MTT at the same time sounds like you can concentrate enough. Buuut - what if you bust in 3, wont it be pretty boring?

      ...says the cash game player :-)

      GL also in the BR challenge!
    • nemprofi
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      The first comment is full of fun :coolface: ... hopefully :D

      But I will elaborate on that part. If I bust I will register for any other available MTT within my limits and taste (I do not play KO tournaments and I prefer turbo to regular)

      Thank you for the GL wishes :) I am glad at least someone replied.
    • nemprofi
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      It time to kick-start this blog :f_love:

      But first can some please explain how can I add pictures to the text? It asks for URL when I click on the Picture icon?
    • nemprofi
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      I played 6 tournaments today. The last one ended with the below hand with which I became the BUBBLE :)

      Poker Stars, $1 Buy-in (6,000/12,000 blinds, 1,200 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: 195,350 (16.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): 41,100 (3.4 bb)
      UTG+2: 113,860 (9.5 bb)
      MP1: 133,492 (11.1 bb)
      MP2: 180,148 (15 bb)
      MP3: 552,565 (46 bb)
      CO: 356,962 (29.7 bb)
      BTN: 255,413 (21.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :5h: :5d:
      6 folds, SB raises to 24,000, Hero raises to 39,900 and is all-in, SB calls 15,900

      Flop: (89,400) :6c: :2s: :4s: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: (89,400) :7d: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: (89,400) :Jh: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: 89,400 pot
      Final Board: :6c: :2s: :4s: :7d: :Jh:
      SB showed :7c: :5c: and won 89,400 (48,300 net)
      Hero showed :5h: :5d: and lost (-41,100 net)
    • nemprofi
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      It is time to report on the bankroll challenge. I am very sad to post that I am moving backwards. So the results of the first two weeks of 2017:

      Number of played MTTs: 55
      Total buyin: 245,3 USD
      Winnings: 195,05 USD
      Profit: -50,25 USD
      Current BR: 949,75
      Target: 6000
    • nemprofi
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      My last hand today was:

      Poker Stars, $3 Buy-in (5,000/10,000 blinds, 1,000 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: 331,714 (33.2 bb)
      BB: 678,776 (67.9 bb)
      UTG: 387,128 (38.7 bb)
      MP: 222,410 (22.2 bb)
      CO: 611,440 (61.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): 243,964 (24.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :9d: :9c:
      2 folds, CO raises to 20,000, Hero raises to 242,964 and is all-in, SB raises to 330,714 and is all-in, BB folds, CO calls 310,714

      Flop: (920,392) :5c: :Qh: :Qs: (3 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: (920,392) :2c: (3 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: (920,392) :5d: (3 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: 920,392 pot
      Final Board: :5c: :Qh: :Qs: :2c: :5d:
      SB showed :Ah: :Kh: and lost (-331,714 net)
      CO showed :Jc: :Js: and won 920,392 (588,678 net)
      Hero showed :9d: :9c: and lost (-243,964 net)
    • SvenBe
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      He nemprofi - for the pictures, simply drag them into the editor and they will be uploaded for you!
      Adding pics via an URL is just an extra option.

      For the last hand: as an MTT player, the last hand 99.9% will be a loosing one...
    • nemprofi
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      Originally posted by SvenBe

      For the last hand: as an MTT player, the last hand 99.9% will be a loosing one...
      Do you mean that should not be a push?
    • nemprofi
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      Lets try picture sharing with a hand I had today :)
    • nemprofi
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      I played 22 tournaments today. Sadly once again it did not go well (I made quite a few stupid mistakes :( ) .

      Here is my last hand today:
      Poker Stars, $3 Buy-in (900/1,800 blinds, 150 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: 91,524 (50.8 bb)
      BB: 32,433 (18 bb)
      UTG+1: 14,827 (8.2 bb)
      UTG+2: 27,881 (15.5 bb)
      MP1: 42,321 (23.5 bb)
      MP2: 38,859 (21.6 bb)
      MP3: 23,607 (13.1 bb)
      CO: 10,908 (6.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): 29,777 (16.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Jh: :Jc:
      6 folds, Hero raises to 3,600, SB folds, BB calls 1,800

      Flop: (9,450) :3d: :9s: :Td: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 6,804, BB raises to 28,683 and is all-in, Hero calls 19,223 and is all-in

      Turn: (61,504) :9d: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: (61,504) :3s: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: 61,504 pot
      Final Board: :3d: :9s: :Td: :9d: :3s:
      BB showed :Js: :9h: and won 61,504 (31,727 net)
      Hero showed :Jh: :Jc: and lost (-29,777 net)

      And for the weekly update:

      Week 3

      Number of played MTTs: 22
      Total buyin: 80,85 USD
      Winnings: 49,6 USD
      Profit: -31,25 USD
      Current BR: 918,5
      Target: 6000
    • slycs
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      Great challenge buddy! Keep it going! Push it hard! :s_thumbsup:
    • nemprofi
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      Hnad of the day :D We were AI on the flop.
    • nemprofi
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      Originally posted by slycs
      Great challenge buddy! Keep it going! Push it hard! :s_thumbsup:
      Thank you old friend!
    • slycs
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      Originally posted by nemprofi
      Hnad of the day :D We were AI on the flop.

      "Oh, that's awesome! No, that's bad. Oh, that's awesome!"

      Ez a videó jutott eszembe róla

      :s_biggrin:
    • nemprofi
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      Another bad week :( If the next week I am not making any profit I probably drop the 4 USD mtts from my games. I really do not want to do that :(

      Week 4

      Number of played MTTs: 27
      Total buyin: 109,12 USD
      Winnings: 50,53 USD
      Profit: -58,59USD
      Current BR: 859,91
      Target: 6000
    • nemprofi
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      Finally I recovered most of my losses :)
    • nemprofi
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      This weeks ends for me early because I lost my will and patience to play today more. Since I started the challenge this is my first winning week. However I am still down with 40,07 USD comparing to my starting roll.

      Week 5

      Number of played MTTs: 33
      Total buyin: 99 USD
      Winnings: 199,02 USD
      Profit: 100,02 USD
      Current BR: 959.93
      Target: 6000
    • slycs
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      Nice week, w a good profit finally! :s_thumbsup:

      Grat!
    • slycs
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      Originally posted by nemprofi
      This weeks ends for me early because I lost my will and patience to play today more. Since I started the challenge this is my first winning week. However I am still down with 40,07 USD comparing to my starting roll.
      ...
      Never enough said, it is very important to maintain your mindset! Articles and vids in the psychology category help a lot, not just in the dark down times.
      Choose 1 article or vid for every day, there are plenty of them, and a lot with high quality content! :s_wink:

      Wish you good rivers and tons of similar GREEN weeks!