NL2 to ???

    • TenKicker
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      Been playing poker on and off for a few years now but finally deciding to try and grind up a BR instead of winning playing cash just to donk it off in hyper turbos.

      Been playing 2nl FR zoom tables for about a week now, normally play between 1000-1500k hands a day.

      Setting myself two goals for July

      Goals
      [*] Play 50k hands total in July
      [*] Reach silverstar on Pokerstars
      [*] Be consistently winning at a min of 7bb/100


      As you can see I am winning over 10k hands but hoping to bring that win rate up to around 10bb/100

      p.s. does anyone know how to attach pictures to my posts? Thought the link from imgur would show up as the picture but obviously not
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    • SDK1987
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      Hello TenKicker

      Welcome on the PokerStrategy forum :welcome:

      If you want to post pictures without help you need to be a Bronze member I’m afraid. The easiest way to get bronze is to use 1 of our free money offers on a poker room you don’t have an account yet. This time I have fixed your picture for you.

      Further I wish you all the best with improving your game and reaching your challenges for this month :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • TenKicker
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      Thanks for the reply SDK1987 (and correcting the photo for me)

      I will have a look now at some of the offers :D
    • TenKicker
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      Just finished off a session, didn't want to stop playing but the PT4 hud was making pokerstars crash for some reason so will have to go again tomorrow.

      Daily stats
      [*] Hands: 1075
      [*] Profit: $0.62

      Not a great session but ill take a small win over a loss, hopefully will play more hands tomorrow without the hud crashing :f_mad:
    • TenKicker
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      Okay so since PT4 has decided it hates me :f_rolleyes: I have downloaded the free trial for HM2, only problem is that it imported all my NL2 hands from different game types i.e. 6max zoom, fr zoom, reg tables etc. into the same results so I can't accurately see how my nl2 fr zoom results are right now.

      I'm going to use this blog to track my results most likely it seems like the easiest place now, at least problem will be solved when I move up to nl5 :f_drink:

      Just finished a small morning session before work


      Results
      [*] Hands: 543
      [*] Profit: $0.76

      Tomorrow marks the first full week of July so I will do a July goal review then, give some progress as to how close I am to silverstar and 50k hands.
    • TenKicker
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      Just played my first losing session in a while, was so swingy won a lot of stacks just to lose them again.

      Played close to 2k hands and was in profit until around 1700 hands so just to lose big in the last couple hundred hands is soul destroying:f_mad:

      Results:
      [*] Hands: 1982
      [*] Profit: $2.89

      We go again tomorrow I guess :f_biggrin:
    • TenKicker
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      Probably my favourite ever hand, just sums up the session

      Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN): $1.95
      SB: $2.00
      BB: $1.53
      UTG: $1.85
      UTG+1: $2.00
      UTG+2: $2.00
      MP1: $1.93
      MP2: $1.80
      CO: $1.86

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BTN with T:heart: T:club:
      UTG raises to $0.04, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.04, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.11) 4:heart: 2:spade: T:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.04, UTG raises to $0.23, Hero raises to $0.52, UTG raises to $1.81 all in, Hero calls $1.29

      Turn: ($3.73) 3:heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($3.73) 2:heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $3.73
      Hero shows Th Tc (a full house, Tens full of Deuces)
      UTG shows 2d 2c (four of a kind, Deuces)
      UTG wins $3.60
      (Rake: $0.13)
    • TenKicker
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      Hello everyone! been 4-5 days since I last updated, had a very busy weekend going to a wedding and then being ill:f_o: .

      I was very upset by Pokerstars change in rewards programme, have won 3 chests so far for a combined score of 24 stars coin which is very disappointing.

      I have been thinking about what I want to play a lot and have decided to stop playing zoom for a while I don't feel I am really rolled properly for it, I have decided to play the $0.50c 9 man turbo SNG for a while at least until I maybe save up a BR for nl5 or the $1.50 9man sng.

      I am able to six table these sng but can only play a couple hours a night at most, played 2 hours tonight and managed to play 20 which I am happy with, I am very confident in my short handed game so once these get down to the last 4 players I feel I have an edge but due to some of the very bad play in the beginning levels and that it doesn't start with an ante (WHY?!), find myself either busting 6-7th or winning it essentially.

      Results:

      Games: 20
      Net won: $1.53
      Cashes: 7
      1st place: 5
      ITM: 35%
      roi: 15.30
    • TenKicker
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      Today I had to work late which was annoying so only could play a quick one fired up 6 tables, bricked 3 won 3! Will take that everyday:f_biggrin:

      Todays results:
      Games: 6
      Net won: $2.96
      Cashes: 3
      1st place: 3

      Total Results:
      Games: 26
      Net won : $4.49
      Cashes: 10
      1st place: 8
      ITM: 38.46%
      roi: 34.54

      Feel super good when it gets too HU, feel like thats my strongest edge I have so far from a very small sample size.

      Think I need to improve a little bit on bubble play and early play trying not too get involved too much chasing combo draws at bad prices and stacking off with top pair
    • TenKicker
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      Just finished up a losing session but managed to put in some good volume playing 28 games with a loss of 3 bi.

      Todays Results:
      Games: 28
      Net Won: $1.74
      Cashes: 9
      1st place: 3

      Total Results:
      Games: 54
      Net Won: $2.75
      Cashes: 19
      1st place: 11
      ITM: 35.19%
      ROI: 10.19%

      Still pretty annoyed with the new stars reward, tweeted Daniel Negreanu about it and got a tweet back though so was worth it in the end:f_wink:
    • Arnalsan
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      Hey, Tenkicker following.
    • TenKicker
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      Welcome to the thread Arnalsan!

      I have decided I want to learn a new language by the end of the year, only problem is I have no idea which one.

      The choice is between German, Italian or Spanish?

      Anybody know the quickest to learn from the 3?
    • TenKicker
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      Quick update:

      The blog is not dead I am just having a hard time to decide what I want to commit my playing too, tonight I played 9 tables of FR cash and enjoyed it, was up a buyin then dropped two buy ins in the last two hands I was playing with AQ into AK, then AK into KK so that was fun.

      Also I decided to learn Spanish, im using an app which seems okay but if anyone knows a better way to learn id be very open to suggestion.
    • metalmonkey80
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      Hola TenKicker,

      Nice blog and I have subbed :f_thumbsup:
      Good volume and I am looking forward to reading future post :f_drink:

      Have you seen Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!

      Wish you luck at the tables.

      Regards

      Matt
    • TenKicker
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      Hola metalmonkey80 (appreciate the Spanish :f_drink: )

      Yes I have seen the BR challenge, I would take part in it but I need to figure what it is I want to grind first.

      Jumping between a bit of everything atm trying to find something which sticks

      Am looking forward to reading through your blog monkey business, it looks to be a good one :f_thumbsup:
    • TenKicker
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      Hello everyone :f_drink:

      Decided to play an hour of 6max 2nl zoom today.

      Hands: 1008
      Profit: $8.63

      As you can tell was a very good session, if every session was like this id be a winner in no time lol, has made me think about going back to zoom again for good, volume is crazy and my god there are some donks on there :f_o: .

      Going to post a couple of hands, first hand is just my favourite hand of the session of course :f_love:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): $4.17
      SB: $6.56 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      BB: $1.37
      UTG: $2.18 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      MP: $1.11
      CO: $3.53 (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has 5:heart: 5:diamond:

      fold, MP calls $0.02, CO raises to $0.08, Hero calls $0.08, fold, fold, MP calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.27, 3 players) 7:diamond: A:diamond: 5:club:
      MP bets $0.04, CO calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.23, MP calls $0.19, CO calls $0.19

      Turn: ($0.96, 3 players) 7:heart:
      MP bets $0.06, CO calls $0.06, Hero raises to $1.02, fold, CO calls $0.96

      River: ($3.06, 2 players) 5:spade:
      CO checks, Hero bets $2.06, CO calls $2.06

      Hero shows 5:heart: 5:diamond: (Four of a Kind, Fives)
      (Pre 51%, Flop 98%, Turn 91%)
      CO mucks Q:spade: A:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Sevens)
      (Pre 49%, Flop 2%, Turn 9%)
      Hero wins $6.93


      This next hand I just have no idea what the other player is thinking, this is the kind of thing which makes nl2 ridiculous.

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $1.82 (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      SB: $10.15 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      BB: $4.36 (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      UTG: $2.89 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 37.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      Hero (MP): $2.80
      CO: $2.02 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has J:spade: J:club:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.05, CO raises to $0.16, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.11

      Flop: ($0.35, 2 players) 2:spade: 8:diamond: J:diamond:
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.34, Hero raises to $0.85, CO raises to $1.46, Hero raises to $2.64 and is all-in, fold

      Hero wins $3.16


      He leaves himself only 0.40c behind :f_zZz:
    • metalmonkey80
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      Nice results :f_drink:
      He leaves himself only 0.40c behind
      I know what you mean with non commitment on the river. I had this the other day with a player on NL10. Some very odd people out there!

      Have you played any micro millions yet?
    • TenKicker
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      There are some very odd people, but if it wasn't for them there would be nobody spewing chips lol

      I have played 1 micromillions so far, only the $1.10 splash i finished around 4k out of 15k, 2.5k paid *sigh*

      Was kind of sick too because I had about 18bb folded to me in the sb with pocket 5s so I shoved so as not to find myself in a raise, get called and flop comes 3 overs and have to fold! He wakes up with Aces so its a GG!!

      How about yourself? Hope you've been running good in them :D
    • TenKicker
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      Played a disastrous session of 2nl zoom tonight :f_frown:

      Hands: 1437
      Profit: $4.50

      The run bad was real tonight guys
    • TenKicker
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      Update time!

      Just played a session of 9 6max tables at 2nl and felt very comfortable playing that many tables, feels better than playing zoom don't run in to as many coolers as I do playing zoom!

      Todays Results

      Hands: 1648
      Profit: $2.21

      Total Results:

      Hands: 2377
      Profit: $9.78
      BB/100: 20.57

      Think this is the game I'm going to be playing from now on, I get around the same volume playing 9 tables of reg 6max in comparison to zoom tables yet the pool plays a lot softer, feel I can definitely play more profitably here.

      Found this hand thoroughly depressing as you do but what can I do :f_mad:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): $2.01
      SB: $2.00 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      BB: $2.41 (VPIP: 13.64, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)
      UTG: $4.32 (VPIP: 26.83, PFR: 17.07, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 41)
      CO: $3.15 (VPIP: 87.50, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 9)

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has A:spade: A:club:

      UTG raises to $0.06, fold, Hero raises to $0.18, fold, fold, UTG raises to $4.32 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.83 and is all-in

      Flop: ($4.05, 2 players) 5:spade: 4:club: K:spade:

      Turn: ($4.05, 2 players) 8:heart:

      River: ($4.05, 2 players) T:club:

      UTG shows K:heart: K:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Kings)
      (Pre 19%, Flop 86%, Turn 95%)
      Hero shows A:spade: A:club: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 81%, Flop 14%, Turn 5%)
      UTG wins $3.91



      Almost logged off tilted until this happened, sweat on the flop was more than real I was crushed :f_thumbsup:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $2.08 (VPIP: 31.03, PFR: 24.14, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 30)
      MP: $3.71 (VPIP: 19.44, PFR: 15.28, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 76)
      CO: $2.02 (VPIP: 13.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      BTN: $2.09 (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 3.57, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      Hero (SB): $2.25
      BB: $2.37 (VPIP: 20.69, PFR: 17.24, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has K:club: K:heart:

      fold, MP raises to $0.05, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.17, fold, MP calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.36, 2 players) 3:spade: J:spade: 8:spade:
      Hero bets $0.26, MP raises to $3.54 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.82 and is all-in

      Turn: ($4.52, 2 players) K:spade:

      River: ($4.52, 2 players) 6:diamond:

      Hero shows K:club: K:heart: (Three of a Kind, Kings)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 10%, Turn 88%)
      MP shows J:club: J:heart: (Three of a Kind, Jacks)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 90%, Turn 13%)
      Hero wins $4.36


      Another reason why I love 2nl :f_drink:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $3.37 (VPIP: 45.45, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      SB: $1.69 (VPIP: 60.00, PFR: 30.00, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 10)
      Hero (BB): $2.02
      UTG: $2.83 (VPIP: 8.33, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      MP: $3.11 (VPIP: 41.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
      CO: $4.53 (VPIP: 27.59, PFR: 10.34, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has J:spade: J:heart:

      UTG raises to $0.06, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.08, UTG calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.30, 3 players) Q:diamond: 8:club: J:club:
      SB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.14, fold, SB calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.58, 2 players) T:heart:
      SB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $1.78 and is all-in, SB calls $1.43 and is all-in

      River: ($3.48, 2 players) 2:heart:

      SB shows 3:heart: A:club: (High Card, Ace)
      (Pre 29%, Flop 6%, Turn 14%)
      Hero shows J:spade: J:heart: (Three of a Kind, Jacks)
      (Pre 71%, Flop 94%, Turn 86%)
      Hero wins $3.36


      Was fairly certain this played had KK or AA but all criticism is welcome please.

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $3.04 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 5.71, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 37)
      MP: $1.35 (VPIP: 20.51, PFR: 17.95, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 41)
      Hero (CO): $4.41
      BTN: $1.97 (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      SB: $2.83 (VPIP: 43.24, PFR: 35.14, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 37)
      BB: $4.50 (VPIP: 24.05, PFR: 15.19, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 82)

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has A:heart: Q:heart:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.05, fold, SB raises to $0.18, fold, Hero calls $0.13

      Flop: ($0.38, 2 players) 6:club: Q:spade: 9:heart:
      SB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.78, 2 players) 9:club:
      SB bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      River: ($1.58, 2 players) J:club:
      SB bets $0.76, fold

      SB wins $1.52