[MTT SNG] From 10$ to 10k$ BR: 20.07

    • joko1991
      joko1991
      Silver
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 43
      Hi,

      My Name is Joachim 'Joko' Hoefler, 26 years old and I am from Austria and i study English and Sports at a teacher training college in my hometown.
      I play online Poker for over 10 years now. I started grinding the micros moving up to midtakes and started playing only Tournaments a few years ago. I always had success in Poker but unfortunately I always wanted to move up to higher buy ins too early and went broke :f_cry:

      Thats why I thought a Blog would be a good idea :f_cool:


      I played a few hundred Tournaments already this year and had quite a good run especially on the 3,50+ 180er on Pokerstars:





      But unfortunately i played a lot of Spin&Go's too and lost most of it again :f_cry:

      Thats why i want to start over again with a bankroll of 10$ and i want to move up to 10k$ by the end of the year.

      I will play MT-SNG's only at least till I have a bankroll of about 1,5k, after that i will maybe play MTT's too.
      The plan is to have a bankroll of 120 Buy-ins to move up to higher stakes.
      So i thought something like this:

      BR 10$ - 60$
      $0,25 45er Turbo

      BR 60$ - 120$
      $0.50 180er Turbo

      BR 120$ - 300$
      $1,00 90er Turbo

      BR 300$ - 1260$
      $2,50$ 180er Turbo

      BR 1260$ - 10k$
      $3,50+R 180er Turbo
      Maybe other MTT's


      Normally i play about 4-5 days a week even though there might be some small sessions included. I want to update the blog after every Session, or at least 2 times a week, with graphs, interesting hands and BR updates.

      So i hope a few people are interested In my project and i hope I can accomplish my challenge or at least have a really good result.

      Next Session will probably be today evening, but updates with hands and graph's will start next week.

      Joko
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    • joko1991
      joko1991
      Silver
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 43
      So I finished the first session now and it went really well!

      My goal was to have a ROI of about 100% and I think I made quite a good start in the first 17 Tournaments:



      like I said earlier i started with 10$ (and a few cent).

      BR: 20,07$

      Chip graph:



      Maybe some people will be interested in the blog if I keep on playing like that :s_cool:

      Next Session will be tomorrow or wednesday

      Joko
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
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      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,176
      Hi, joko!

      I like MTTs and MT-SNGs as well, so will be deffo following.

      GL at tables! :P

      John
    • joko1991
      joko1991
      Silver
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 43
      Another Session with 19 Tournaments today.

      First 9 or 10 went quite good again but the other 9 were really bad :f_cry:



      Next Session tomorrow or in 2 days!

      BR: $20.87

      Joko
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 34,560
      Maybe it’s a good idea for you to participate in our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now! promotion. This way you get more motivated to compete against others.

      Further I wish you good luck with improving your game :gl:

      Best regards,
      SDK1987
    • joko1991
      joko1991
      Silver
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 43
      So i played 3 Sessions this week and its just horrible

      I keep on running in sets, flopped quads and so many other horrible spots :why:





      This Hand probably describes the last days best:

      ***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Poker Stars)
      Tourney Hand NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, March 08, 03:15:37 ET 2017
      Table 1848176985 2 (Real Money)
      Seat 6 is the button
      Seat 5: Player5 ( 41160 ) - VPIP: 15, PFR: 11, 3B: 7, AF: 1,4, Hands: 260
      Seat 6: Player6 ( 14402 ) - VPIP: 28, PFR: 22, 3B: 7, AF: 0,6, Hands: 64
      Seat 9: Hero ( 11938 ) - VPIP: 26, PFR: 21, 3B: 8, AF: 2,2, Hands: 64092
      Player5 posts ante of [50].
      Player6 posts ante of [50].
      Hero posts ante of [50].
      Hero posts small blind [300].
      Player5 posts big blind [600].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Hero [ 6h Ac ]
      Player6 raises [1380]
      Hero calls [1080]
      Player5 folds
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 8h, 8c, 9c ]
      Hero checks
      Player6 checks
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 3c ]
      Hero checks
      Player6 checks
      ** Dealing River ** [ 7c ]
      Hero bets [1755]
      Player6 raises [4800]
      Hero raises [8753]
      Player6 calls [5708]
      Hero shows [6h, Ac ]
      Player6 shows [8s, 8d ]
      Player6 wins 24526 from main pot

      Any Suggestions?

      I know there are a lot of Full Houses out but he will definetly also push K, Q, J high flushes, sometimes J high straights and tries to bluff sometimes.

      Not that easy those 0.25$ Tournaments :coolface:
      But I just have to adapt my game, play more tight and more aggresive on the bubble.
      Next week will be better!

      I am also going to play a 115€ Buy-In 10k guaranteed NLH Tournament today at the local card casino.
      Maybe also the PartyPoker Grand Prix at the end of March (I think 250€ Buy-In 500k guaranteed)
      I will update on that.

      Good luck on the tables!

      Joko
    • joko1991
      joko1991
      Silver
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 43
      Played a quick session yesterday and today, yesterday was pretty bad but today it went quite well:




      Also had an intersensting hand at the end and i wanted to know if anyone wants to say something about it :f_cool:

      ***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Poker Stars)
      Tourney Hand NL Texas Hold'em - Monday, March 13, 02:50:52 ET 2017
      Table 1852830270 2 (Real Money)
      Seat 8 is the button
      Seat 2: Player2 ( 7765 ) - VPIP: 10, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 30
      Seat 4: Hero ( 27304 ) - VPIP: 26, PFR: 21, 3B: 8, AF: 2,1, Hands: 65206
      Seat 5: Player5 ( 25974 ) - VPIP: 20, PFR: 10, 3B: 10, AF: 0,7, Hands: 128
      Seat 8: Player8 ( 6457 ) - VPIP: 8, PFR: 4, 3B: 1, AF: 7,0, Hands: 275
      Player2 posts ante of [50].
      Hero posts ante of [50].
      Player5 posts ante of [50].
      Player8 posts ante of [50].
      Player2 posts small blind [400].
      Hero posts big blind [800].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Hero [ 5d 7d ]
      Player5 raises [2000]
      Player8 folds
      Player2 calls [1600]
      Hero calls [1200]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 6d, Jh, Ad ]
      Player2 bets [5715]
      Hero calls [5715]
      Player5 calls [5715]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 2d ]
      Hero bets [8800]
      Player5 calls [8800]
      ** Dealing River ** [ Js ]
      Hero bets [10739]
      Player5 folds
      Hero wins 10739
      Hero shows [5d, 7d ]
      Hero wins 17600 from main pot
      Player2 shows [8d, Ac ]
      Hero wins 23345 from main pot


      I also played the 135€ Tournament at the local casino i said and it went quite good at first.
      A lot of ups and downs but i had quite a good stack all the time but then i got AA:f_cry:

      The Hand:

      Avg Stack ~ 125k

      UTG:25.000
      ME:
    • joko1991
      joko1991
      Silver
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 43
      Played a quick session yesterday and today, yesterday was pretty bad but today it went quite well:




      Also had an intersensting hand at the end and i wanted to know if anyone wants to say something about it :f_cool:

      ***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Poker Stars)
      Tourney Hand NL Texas Hold'em - Monday, March 13, 02:50:52 ET 2017
      Table 1852830270 2 (Real Money)
      Seat 8 is the button
      Seat 2: Player2 ( 7765 ) - VPIP: 10, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 30
      Seat 4: Hero ( 27304 ) - VPIP: 26, PFR: 21, 3B: 8, AF: 2,1, Hands: 65206
      Seat 5: Player5 ( 25974 ) - VPIP: 20, PFR: 10, 3B: 10, AF: 0,7, Hands: 128
      Seat 8: Player8 ( 6457 ) - VPIP: 8, PFR: 4, 3B: 1, AF: 7,0, Hands: 275
      Player2 posts ante of [50].
      Hero posts ante of [50].
      Player5 posts ante of [50].
      Player8 posts ante of [50].
      Player2 posts small blind [400].
      Hero posts big blind [800].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Hero [ 5d 7d ]
      Player5 raises [2000]
      Player8 folds
      Player2 calls [1600]
      Hero calls [1200]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 6d, Jh, Ad ]
      Player2 bets [5715]
      Hero calls [5715]
      Player5 calls [5715]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 2d ]
      Hero bets [8800]
      Player5 calls [8800]
      ** Dealing River ** [ Js ]
      Hero bets [10739]
      Player5 folds
      Hero wins 10739
      Hero shows [5d, 7d ]
      Hero wins 17600 from main pot
      Player2 shows [8d, Ac ]
      Hero wins 23345 from main pot


      I also played the 135€ Tournament at the local casino i said and it went quite good at first.
      A lot of ups and downs but i had quite a good stack all the time but then i got AA:f_cry:

      The Hand:
      21/93 Players 10kguaranteed
      Avg Stack ~ 125k

      UTG: 25.000
      ME(CO): 65.000
      BU: 45.000

      I think the blinds were 3k/6k

      So the UTG openshoves the 25k and while the others fold i see the BU putting his stack together and waits to put it in, so i think for a few seconds and call the 25k the BU immediately shoves his 45k blinds fold and i call. I was really happy and thought i can kick out 2 Players and get back to an average stack

      UTG: :5h: :7h:
      ME: :Ah: :As:
      BU: :Ac: :Qd:

      Flop: :8d: :9c: :Jh: Turn: :6c: River: :Td: :why:

      That was the last hand before the break and then the blinds increased and i was BB with 2BB left so i put it in with J8 and lost against A5s.
      Shit happens:milord:

      I think i will just play the PartyPoker Grand Prix if I win at a Sattelite the day before.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Joko