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Nice and slow wins the race

    • zedragon
      zedragon
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.01.2009 Posts: 11
      hey all, where to start.......ok i lost my starting capital after taking up to 170$ by tilting bad and very poor BRM. i still had other bankrolls in bwin and pkr and i withdrew them both only leaving 16$ in the bwin.
      after reading the articles again and again i took my time and started to use the SSS with my remaining 16$ on bwin.
      its been hard to start as i had to really play tight so i did not lose the 16$ i had left and am not used to playing so tight (it was more of a battle against myself).
      TILT was one more factor to overcome and tightening up my game has really help with the tilting, however i did tilt for 2 hands the other day after my KK busted by 92os and my QQ busted by A7s both by the same player and consecutive hands (this was very dishearting), i went on to lose 2BI with AJos and AQos but i managed to put a stop to it and got back to grinding it out.
      i have also learnt that to much play can really damage your mind set and i have cut my sessions down to around 2hrs with a break of a few, then play for 1 or 2 more hours later in the day.
      over the last 6 days i`ve played only about 1300 hand but have begun to understand the game alot better then ever before.(thank you :) ).

      i still have a way to go but a life time to do it in,so why rush?

      ok here we go to my stats so far, and pls let me know where i can improve .



      VP$IP: 10.30, PFR: 8.43, AF: 2.8, AFq:37.63, W$WSF: 40.31, WTSD: 37.76
      W$SD: 64.86, 3BET:3.65, FOLD 3B: 68.57, ATT TO STEAL: 17.02, FLD BB TO STL: 100.00, FLD SB STL: 100.00.
      BANKROLL: $65.05 frm $16

      "Roll with the punches,let the punches roll" :D
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    • zedragon
      zedragon
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.01.2009 Posts: 11
      happy birthday :D to me today,
      wasnt going start a blog but i had all ready started to write my day by day expierences down in a note book, so in conjunction with that i started this blog.

      i had a awsome night last night playing SSS, i normally play 3 or 4 table, the 1st table i sat down at i hit JJ in the BB doubled up, but i was not just going to get up an move table i was goinbg to wait till a play a whole round. the next hand i got in the SB was AKs WOW! you guessed it i doubled up again with 2 pair, the BU hand was 36os an mucked, i really wanted to leave but i just couldnt, so the CO came and it was A6s i stole the blinds and from a few limpers, am up to $9.60 in no time at all. the very next hand i get AKs again! i raised like i should only to get a call from the limper UTG2 the flop came AJ3 with 2 hearts i he bets min and i call, ok so now i put him on a Ax, the turn came down with a 6 of hearts, he bets 10 this time i just call, i really dnt think he has a flush, the river falls and its a J spades, he bets 20c this time now i am thinking what could he have? i just call because didnt put him on much, he turns over trip 6`s.
      the point trying to get across is more to myself, before joining this site i would have lost the 9.60 i had or most of it playing that last hand, but i never and i was happy just to lose the 80c. anybody think i could of got away from this hand earlier?

      oh yea and how do i get my hands from PT3 to post on here?
    • zedragon
      zedragon
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.01.2009 Posts: 11
      afternoon all, am not going to talk hands today, am going to talk a bit about myself and how i came to play poker.
      it all started about 3yrs ago, i used to play part-time football for a local team, i the front man and very competitive player. football was everything to me, stepping out on to the pitch was a dream no matter where i was playing.
      3 yrs ago i was playing in a football torney, the very 1st game and about ten minutes in i went in for a tackle, and with a loud crack i crumpled to the ground in agony, i knew instantly what i had done, my heart sunk as i let out massive yelp! "Its over " i said to a team mate hovering over he said "what?", "its gone its gone" i replied he knew then what i ment, i had torn my ACL and interial medial ligaments.
      i was devisated and depressed for awhile,then two weeks after i had done the injury i got a letter in the post, i opened the letter and no word of a lie i cried, i was inconsolable, the letter was what i was waiting for, for over 6 months, leeds utd had offered me a months trial! my soul was crushed.
      it took me a bit of time come to terms with what had just happened to me in the space of two weeks.
      about 8 months later i was down a mates house playing PES and watching the wsop, i loved it watching the river come down and the pain and enjoyment it gave to people playing, i was engrossed by the game and try to learn as much as i possible could. then the next weekend me and my mates sat around a round glass table and started to play poker for the 1st time, i loved it,i was hooked! all would talk about was poker.
      two weeks went by and went to the local book store and got myself a book called Winning texas hold`em, i was pointed to this book by a bloke also looking in same section,he asked me how long i played for, i said not long and he said this is the book to get me started, he went on to explain which books i should get after playing and getting expierince.
      at bout six months of playing home games , made the choice to go to my local casino and entered a torney for a tenner, i was shaking all over, my mind went blank, the game only lasted five minutes for ok it was the very 1st hand i got AQos and a big smile was tattooed across my face, the was a raise in from the UTG2, so i re-raised only for him push all-in, so i call to see he had a pair of eights, he won the hand and was out. i was fuming but kept the smile on my face and left the casino, i started to walk home and all i could think about was why and how?. i got about half way home when i stopped and turned around, "NO! i said to myself and walked back, i refused to give up and i had already paid a five pound session fee, so i went back and and put my name down for a SnG.
      as i sat down at the table i felt switch, the smile i wore before dissappered and i started to concentrate on what i was doing and remembering what i hand learnt from the book and put into practice,it worked i took down my SnG, it felt awsome!(i used to feel this when i scored a importent goal). from that point onwards poker was what i wanted to do in a competitve way.
      that night i want to sleep with biggest grin on my face and woke up the same way. the next night i went back to the casino and play in the same torney again and told myself to relax and i did, i enjoyed the feeling of lifting my hole cards to see what i had been delt, the felling of raising someone and them looking at you a cross the table then throwing there cards away.
      this night i hit everything, i just could not miss and took the torney down winning just over £300, i felt inviceble, my head wouldnt fit threw the door of the toilets, i stood there for awhile trying to take in what i had just done.
      i was about to leave the casino when someone asked to i would fill the remaining seat in a SnG, i said hell ya, i felt i was running so hot i had to play.
      i played the SnG the same way i played torney tight until i got to the last few people. in the end the guy too my left was the same guy who i was heads up with at the final table, he grined and said "this ones mine", smiled and said "ok" looking down at AKos, and raised only for him to re-raise me so i pushed he called so quick i almost fell off mt chair, you guessed it he had AA, well you know the rest, and lesft the casino with a wallet that would not fit into my pocket and a head the size of a massive water melon.

      and that is more or less how i fell in love the game of poker.

      "roll with the punches, let the punhces roll"
    • zedragon
      zedragon
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.01.2009 Posts: 11
      its been agood couple of day for me playing SSS, and as of i few minutes ago broke pass the $100 mark.
      heres a hand i played, it was a free play, i think if i check the turn i could have got away.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
      8 players


      Stacks:
      UTG ($8.02)
      UTG+1 ($11.66)
      MP1 ($3.82)
      MP2 ($1.88)
      CO ($20.68)
      BTN ($1.70)
      SB ($13.23)
      Hero (BB) ($2.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 8 players) Hero is BB 7:spade: 5:diamond:
      UTG calls $0.10, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: T:diamond: 7:diamond: 5:spade: ($0.45, 4 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.35, 1 fold

      Turn: 9:diamond: ($1.15, 2 players)
      Hero bets $1.55, MP1 calls $1.55.

      River: 2:heart: ($4.25, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.25
      MP1 shows: 9:heart: 7:heart:
      Hero shows: 7:spade: 5:diamond:

      MP1 wins $4.04 ( won +$2.04 )
      MP2 lost -$0.10
      Hero lost -$2
      UTG lost -$0.10

      now when i look back at this hand i shake my head :rolleyes:
      well its 9 days without a losing session and it feels good, i have never been 9 straight days of profit making :D