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    • kr0daking
      kr0daking
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      Hello there.

      I'll use this blog to post my graphs,interesting hands and state of mind
      Also to receive feedback from the experienced guys on the forums and provide the same thing to the less experienced ones.
      About me - I'm 22 years old student , my major is International Economic Relations.
      Living with my girlfriend and one more girl.
      I've been playing poker for about 7 years now :f_biggrin: , but nothing serious, I've never had the discipline or mental stability(tilt problems) to take it serious.
      For this time I've been through pretty much every format out there - CGs,MTTs, SNGs, Spins , etc... Won here and there , but withdrawed after tilt.:f_biggrin:
      In the next 3 months I'll try to learn more about the game.
      Goals - there are not in particular order
      :diamond: Minimise play when not concentrated , stop clicking buttons - play poker!
      Beat NL5 with 50k hands as minimum sample
      Work on my mental game
      Read atleast one poker book
      Become a consistent winner on NL10
      After 3 months I'll go to USA for the summer so the ultimate goal would be :spade: Don't loose all your hard earned money through the summer in Vegas : :profit:

      Current stakes,Bankroll,Software used
      :heart: I'm playing 6max cash tables on Pokerstars!
      Playing anywhere from 6 to 12 tables at a time depending on how much soft tables I can find
      Using PT4 / TableScan /Table Optimizer as software.
      I've beaten NL2 over 60k+ hands for about a week.
      Half of those hands were played on ZOOM tables with BE results.
      Once i've switched to regulars I've found it far easier to find fishes and exploit them.

      :spade: NL2 ZOOM RESULTS :spade:
      :heart: NL2 REGULAR TABLES RESULTS :heart:

      Last 2 days i'm taking shots at NL5 Regular Tables.
      :diamond: Results NL5 so far:diamond:
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    • kr0daking
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      :spade: Interesting Hands :spade:
      From now on I'll post them in text history , but since I couldn't find them in PT4 you'll have to watch them on Boom player just this time.
      Bluff went wrong ... or did it?
      Giving away stacks ... or am I?
      Both of these hands are played versus a reg who I have 600+ hands on and we were playing on 6 tables together at the time , so we had a dynamic going on.
      Under normal circumstances both of these hands are retardedly play from me.
    • kr0daking
      kr0daking
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      :heart: Week Goals :heart:
      :diamond: 3k hands/day as minimum:spit:
      :club: atleast BE at NL5:profit:
      :spade: Watch 2 videos about 6max micro cash games(please send suggestions):pcuser:
      :heart: Post 10 hands for review ?(
      :diamond: 2 workouts:banana:
      :club: Don't miss university lectures! :mdr:
      Let's kill this week :challenge:
    • rompas
      rompas
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      Hi,

      Nice structure and easy to see your goals, when it comes to videos i would recommend anything from w34z3l and KrisRukov, not sure which videos is available for your status but you can check in the video section.

      Did you check out our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now! ? a great way to stay motivated and also a chance to bag some prizes

      Good luck at the tables :f_thumbsup:
    • kr0daking
      kr0daking
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      Originally posted by rompas
      Hey , thanks for passing by!
      I'll probably start the challenge pretty soon , I'll need a better status so I can post my graphs as pictures , not links:f_thumbsup:

      So on to the update -> which I'll thematically call

      :diamond: Mid-week Madness :diamond:
      :spade: So yesterday I woke up played a session which was good and had to do a payment so I went to the bank.
      The weather was really nice so I decided to run at the Sea Garden of my city.
      I felt really fresh , came back home , took a shower and was ready to crush - really sharp and focused.
      ...and then I had this gross session where I was card dead and getting destroyed at the tables.
      I got really tilted and spewed 2-3 stacks with questionable plays.
      These are the two sessions
      :heart: Today I started to play like 30 minutes after I woke up.
      I started well , then I was down , then I was up , then I was down... untill the moment my graph started to sing me something...
      At first it was really quite , I could barely hear it , but as I did focus and sharpen it became louder and louder... it was this one
      :coolface: :coolface: :coolface: :coolface: :coolface: :coolface: :coolface:


      This is the graph from todays "session" ... and yes exactly 11 hours and 7763 hands , NO BREAK NO NUTTIN' GO HARD OR GO BROKE :fuckyeah:

      Overall "progress" on NL5 is pretty bad , but i'm happy I made it out alive after such a downswing and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna kill NL5 , 'cuz imma....................

      If read it all , there you go THIS is for you:f_drink:
    • kr0daking
      kr0daking
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      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players
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      Hero (BB): $5.00
      CO: $5.00
      BTN: $5.00
      SB: $6.77

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 9 :club: T :heart:
      CO raises to $0.17, 1 fold, SB calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.51) T :club: 5 :heart: 2 :club: (3 players)
      SB bets $6.60 all in, Hero calls $4.83 all in, CO folds

      Turn: ($10.17) A :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($10.17) 7 :spade: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $10.17
      Hero shows 9 :club: T :heart: (a pair of Tens)
      SB shows J :club: A :heart: (a pair of Aces)
      SB wins $9.75
      (Rake: $0.42)
      Villain sat-out after this hand :f_biggrin:
      Today I realised I have a problem folding overpairs to the board ; got stacked with my QQ against AA :f_cry:
    • BadHabit1989
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      hey, nice blog :)
      I saw you just started out 2 days agot, since i started mine today I had to say Hello :)

      I hope you will reach your goals fast and have a nice trip to vegas in the summer.
      I was there 2015 and I cant wait to get back there (even tho it will take a few years) :)

      what an awesome city. sadly it was before taking poker seriously so i just played one evening NL200 and lost 1,5 stacks (Set vs FD on turn allin, River flush <3)

      already planned your trip?
      I can suggest to visit the valley of fire if you have a car (its close by) and mb book a trip (or drive) to grand canyon.

      post pictures of your trip in here! i will check by :)
    • kr0daking
      kr0daking
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      Originally posted by BadHabit1989
      Hey thanks for passing by and the helpful tips!
      I'll check your blog out once I get back home , gotta go to university now after this sick session I had -> That's poker , what can you do...:f_cry:
      Sick coolers and run downs , goddamit :f_biggrin:
      Gonna crush 'em tonight
    • kr0daking
      kr0daking
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      Really getting sick of all the setups all the time!
      15 stacks under EV is a bit too much for me!!!!!
    • BadHabit1989
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      It happens, carry on. the good times when u run 15 Stacks over EV will happen, too :)
      get your head around it. when you can obviously see you did nothing wrong and your EV does well there is NOTHING to worry about. there will be tougher times when ur EV goes down with ur winnings and still its only variance :) carry on and keep your head clear!

      beacuse I had problems with running terrible, too i decided to write my last blog about it so i am forced to research and think deeper about the topic.
      It helped to some degree even tho I'm still running crappy :)
      But I am sure that will change today :D
    • kr0daking
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      Originally posted by BadHabit1989
      Hey , I really appreciate the support man!:f_love:
      I'll try my best to hang in there.
      Now I lost my confidence and I'm not sure if I am doing the right decisions...
      I'll probably record a short video of me playing , so if somebody is interested can check it out and tell me whether I have some obvious leaks or not.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Crush 'em

      Edit : From today on I'll try to implement "stop-loss" If I lose 4 stacks I insta-quit even if its 100 hands in!
      If I lose 6 more stacks I'll move back to NL2 to rebuild.
      BR is 110$ atm.:f_drink:
    • BadHabit1989
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      when your ev is doing well i wouldnt even bother to think about stuff like that.
      Playing without confidence will hurt alot because ppl will not play their normal game.

      try to fix your mind and then rip of that money,

      one silly question because im to stupid to find it myself: D
      how can i get a signature? ~.~

      like "I’m so ill they model computer chips after my brain.. :spade:
      Check out my blog - Donk Stories!"

      I just dont find it!!!!!!!!!!
    • kr0daking
      kr0daking
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      Originally posted by BadHabit1989
      w
      here click on settings
      The setups continue ...
      Edit : Okay I decided to step back to NL2 to regain confidence and rebuild my roll:f_biggrin:
    • BadHabit1989
      BadHabit1989
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      ty for info!

      damn i guess links dont work in there :D
    • kr0daking
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      Feeling and playing much better on NL2 , maybe I was just not ready for NL5.
      Here is a blocker bet which turned out to be a value one
      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
      MP: $2.03
      CO: $1.77
      BTN: $2.48
      Hero (SB): $2.00
      BB: $1.92
      UTG: $5.41

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is SB with T :diamond: T :club:
      UTG raises to $0.06, 1 fold, CO raises to $0.16, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.15, 1 fold, UTG calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.50) 3 :spade: 9 :diamond: J :diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, UTG folds

      Turn: ($1.10) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($1.10) 7 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, CO calls $0.20

      Final Pot: $1.50
      CO mucks K :spade: A :diamond:
      Hero shows T :diamond: T :club: (a pair of Tens)
      Hero wins $1.45
      (Rake: $0.05)

      I'll give NL5 another try when I have 25 BI's for the limit.
      If I lose 5 BI's I'll be back to NL2 rinse and repeat 'till I learn how to beat NL5.:f_biggrin:

      And one more hand I found interesting
      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
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      BTN: $3.72
      SB: $1.97
      Hero (BB): $2.00
      UTG: $5.02
      MP: $2.00
      CO: $3.36

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BB with 5 :spade: 5 :club:
      UTG raises to $0.06, 3 folds, SB raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.18, UTG calls $0.14

      Flop: ($0.60) 8 :diamond: 6 :club: 3 :club: (3 players)
      SB bets $0.38, Hero calls $0.38, UTG calls $0.38

      Turn: ($1.74) 4 :club: (3 players)
      SB bets $1.39 all in, Hero calls $1.39, UTG folds

      River: ($4.52) J :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $4.52
      SB shows A :club: T :heart: (high card Ace)
      Hero shows 5 :spade: 5 :club: (a pair of Fives)
      Hero wins $4.36
      (Rake: $0.16)
    • BadHabit1989
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      hey, this is an interesting spot that i would approach completely different.
      he can never have the j with the line he took.
      he could only have trapped with the flush, but since it went check check on the turn i would use that hand to bluffctach smaller pairs and ak+aq.
      if he bet more than pot i would fold pretty much every single time unless i feel that he knows that and abuses me :)

      good luck at nl2 and may you arise fast to nl5 again!

      i am playing NL4 with 200 buyins <3 :D
    • kr0daking
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      It's too late to play poker and think , but as a degenerate gambler I bought 3 tickets for SPIN&KO for 300 Starcoins.
      It's a shove fiesta , a fish dream come true:f_biggrin:
      got really lucky to win 1 -> proof or didn't happen
      and came third in the third one
      I think this format is unbeatable , I'm not playing them ever again , just wanted to have some fun. :f_biggrin:
    • kr0daking
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      Haven't played today much didn't feel like playing , just a 233 hands session with BE result and the VIP freerolls.

      Now it's 1am here , but I really want to play so i'm gonna go ahead and do a quick 1k~1.5k hands session.

      Here is one hand I tried to bluff a whale :f_biggrin:
      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
      BTN: $0.94
      SB: $4.30
      BB: $2.26
      UTG: $4.84
      Hero (MP): $2.03
      CO: $2.39

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is MP with A :spade: Q :heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB raises to $0.24, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.18

      Flop: ($0.50) 7 :diamond: 6 :spade: 7 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.50) 3 :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, SB calls $0.30

      River: ($1.10) 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Final Pot: $1.10
      SB shows T :heart: Q :diamond: (a pair of Sevens)
      Hero shows A :spade: Q :heart: (a pair of Sevens - Ace kicker)
      Hero wins $1.06
      (Rake: $0.04)

      And this is when I tried bluffing a regular
      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
      BB: $1.84
      Hero (UTG): $5.47
      MP: $3.20
      CO: $5.43
      BTN: $3.83
      SB: $2.19

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is UTG with T :club: A :club:
      Hero raises to $0.05, 1 fold, CO raises to $0.16, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.11

      Flop: ($0.35) 4 :spade: 5 :heart: 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.19, Hero calls $0.19

      Turn: ($0.73) J :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.39, Hero raises to $1.12, CO folds

      Final Pot: $1.51
      Hero mucks T :club: A :club:
      Hero wins $1.46
      (Rake: $0.05)

      and I don't know what to say about this one :facepalm:
      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 3 players - View hand 3030489
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      Hero (SB): $2.00
      BB: $2.90
      BTN: $2.65

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is SB with 9 :heart: 8 :heart:
      1 fold, Hero calls $0.01, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.04) Q :club: Q :spade: 4 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Turn: ($0.04) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02

      River: ($0.08) K :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.02, BB folds

      Final Pot: $0.08
      Hero mucks 9 :heart: 8 :heart:
      Hero wins $0.08
    • kr0daking
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      :spade: Hand of the day :spade:
      I found this one funny as villain is reg I have 500 hands for.:appl:

      BTN: $2.13
      Hero (SB): $2.17
      BB: $2.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is SB with K :spade: K :diamond:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.06, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.12) 5 :club: Q :club: 3 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.09, BB calls $0.09

      Turn: ($0.30) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.22, BB calls $0.22

      River: ($0.74) A :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.47, Hero calls $0.47

      Final Pot: $1.68
      Hero mucks K :spade: K :diamond:
      BB shows T :spade: 5 :spade: (a flush, Ace high)
      BB wins $1.62
      (Rake: $0.06)
    • kr0daking
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      Moved up to NL5 again and...
      getting crushed AGAIN , really getting sick , its unreal.
      Setups ALL THE TIME
      I don't really know anymore if its me playing like a blind retard fish or just variance , but its unreal

      Had to complain somewhere , noone is reading the blog anyways so it's ok

      LIKE IS THIS FOR REAL??????????

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 3030692
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      BB: $8.46
      UTG: $5.86
      MP: $5.00
      CO: $5.23
      BTN: $16.32
      Hero (SB): $5.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with 7 :spade: 8 :heart:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, Hero raises to $0.70, 1 fold, CO calls $0.55, BTN calls $0.55

      Flop: ($2.15) 9 :heart: 5 :club: 9 :spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets $2.06, CO folds, BTN calls $2.06

      Turn: ($6.27) J :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.24 all in, BTN calls $2.24

      River: ($10.75) 3 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $10.75
      BTN shows 5 :diamond: 6 :heart: (two pair, Nines and Fives)
      Hero shows 7 :spade: 8 :heart: (a pair of Nines)
      BTN wins $10.30
      (Rake: $0.45)

      what a fucking joke
      got tilted from all the setups and now this :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:
      AND THE VERY NEXT HAND I PLAYED
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 3030693
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      BTN: $5.14
      Hero (SB): $5.24
      BB: $5.00
      UTG: $5.00
      MP: $5.29
      CO: $1.86

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with A :heart: A :club:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.15, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.15, Hero raises to $0.80, 1 fold, MP calls $0.65, 1 fold

      Flop: ($1.80) 8 :club: 5 :diamond: K :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, MP raises to $2.60, Hero raises to $4.44 all in, MP calls $1.84

      Turn: ($10.68) T :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($10.68) 3 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $10.68
      Hero shows A :heart: A :club: (a pair of Aces)
      MP shows 8 :diamond: 8 :spade: (three of a kind, Eights)
      MP wins $10.24
      (Rake: $0.44)

      WHY THE FUCK I CAN'T WIN A SIMPLE HAND
      WHY THE FUCK DO I ALWAYS HAVE TO RUN LIKE A GRANNY WITH TWO BROKEN LEGS
      REALLY PISSED OF IF U COULDN'T TELL