Playing poker to pay off gambling's debts

    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
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      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 671
      Who am I?
      Lukasz, over 30yo polish guy currently living in uk. Working as fire suppression engineer.

      Why do I need a blog?
      Few reasons for it. First of all I would like to improve my english. I have no problems with speaking, but writing is a different story.
      I also need write down some rules that I will try to follow when I am playing as discipline is one of mine issues.

      Why poker?
      I use to play Zoom and Rush years ago, up to nl50 on full ring. Hourly rate from poker wasn't good enough to keep me going, plus I did knew from begin that I will never be a pro player as job and family was taking most of my time. And with time I just got bored with poker.

      Now I want to try again, I think playing is making me happy again, plus I lost over £1k on football bets and slots when I was drunk and I have to pay it off before my wife will find out:coolface:
      And also I am a smoker. Heavy smoker. And I spend fortune on fags. So will found them from now from poker

      What will I play?
      Its time to try SH, zoom of course, as I have no time to play on normal tables. Starting on NL5

      Recent results?



      That hands from few weeks ago, before I started to learn.



      Thats fresh samle, from the moment when I started to try to use my brain sometimes when I was clicking buttons:f_biggrin:

      What do I want to achieve?

      £1k to pay off debs. Have money for fags from fun, as poker is a fun for me.

      Whats my plan?

      Thats comming soon, as now its bed time
  • 16 replies
    • SDK1987
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      That sounds tricky. Hopefully it will work out for you and I wish you all the best to reach a bankroll of at least 1k :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • eatmyroll
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      Originally posted by SDK1987
      That sounds tricky. Hopefully it will work out for you and I wish you all the best to reach a bankroll of at least 1k :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
      Thanks mate.

      Ok, time to put some plan together I guess. I am a fish and I know that. I don't have enough time to learn and play enough to achieve midstakes. But it doesn't mean I cant make few extra $ and have some fun.

      Mine biggest issues are lack of time and discipline. So from tomorrow on I will try to do something about it. I will wake up every day hour earlier to play. And also will try to follow BRM:f_biggrin:

      I am lazy. well maybe not lazy, but after 10 hours at work 5 times a week its hard to find motivation for playing and working on skills. But if other people can why I couldn't?
      I was always playing with aggressive BRM, usually moving up with 10BI:yaoming: But this times not money will be most important, skills will be. I am winning on nl5 mostly because of post flop skills, but preflop I really sucks. As ex fullring player I am typical weak TAG with fold to 3b pre over 70%:deadhappy: Until I will change it and learn a bit about preflop game on short tables.

      I will start with 100$, half of winning will be cashed out, rest will stay in bankroll. I will try to be checking bankroll once a week to avoid tilt. I will try to use equilab more often, as at the moment 90% of time that I have for poker I am spending on tables.
    • eatmyroll
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      It was a crazy week! Finally I have been given chance to show my skills at work, after 9 months in fire suppression industry 5 room install in one of hotels in China Town was mine:happy:

      Of course not everything went well, as usual client asked for mods, but that's normal, you can never fully stick to your plans. But when after 4 days of hard work, when I asked him multiple times where he want what and how he wants it, he asked me on Friday afternoon to make some changes in pipe work I was close to punch him in the face:why:

      I am very calm person, but it was to much even for me. I already moved cylinders in one of room twice for him (one cylinder weight over 150kg so its not easy job in coms room, where equipment is worth a fortune) , so I could not do any more extra work without charging extra.
      Of course it ended up with him not signing completion paper work, but after contacting my boss I have been told that my job is done and guy can f*uck off. If he want any mods he can pay for it.

      It costed me a lot of stress, I was working my ass off, but I hope it will pay off now or in future. There is not many mechanical engineers around, money in suppression are not bad, plus I do enjoy my job.
      So on Monday I am going for a pay rise:f_cool:

      Poker vise this week was shit. I was physically and mentally tired because of work, plus yesterday I had wedding 5th anniversary. I didn't play to much, but I decided to join Get Rich or Die Tryin' challenge just to have extra motivation to force myself to post some updates and work on my english.

      I will start with 100$ on nl5, my goal will be 1300$ what is arround £1k - thats money I need to win to pay off my debt.
      For whole time of challenge every day half of winnings for will be convert to £ and cashed out once a week. I will be moving up with 15BI, will try to play minimum 1 hour a day before work, but I can see now that it may be hard. After week of waking up at crazy time in the morning by end off week I was tireddddddddddddddddd

      And maybe few hands to finish off, today I went on nl10 because of starts promo. After finishing race come back to nl5. I s trying to play a lot more aggressive today but was running shit, and of course made some silly decision as well.

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 101.8 BB (VPIP: 14.44, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 95)
      SB: 100.8 BB (VPIP: 24.14, PFR: 24.14, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 29)
      BB: 109.6 BB (VPIP: 30.43, PFR: 26.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)
      UTG: 113.4 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 29.63, 3Bet Preflop: 18.18, Hands: 27)
      MP: 23 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      Hero (CO): 121.6 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has T:club: J:club:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, MP calls 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB, fold, fold, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (12.4 BB, 4 players) 8:heart: Q:club: 9:spade:
      BB checks, UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets 7.8 BB, BB calls 7.8 BB, fold, fold

      Turn: (28 BB, 2 players) T:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 17.8 BB, BB raises to 40 BB, Hero raises to 110.8 BB and is all-in, BB calls 58.8 BB and is all-in

      River: (225.6 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:

      BB shows J:heart: K:spade: (Straight, King High)
      (Pre 68%, Flop 13%, Turn 97%)
      Hero shows T:club: J:club: (Straight, Queen High)
      (Pre 32%, Flop 87%, Turn 3%)
      BB wins 216.2 BB

      If not AA broken by 92s few hands before that I would probably fold. MR from fish is always nuts


      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 103.8 BB (VPIP: 18.33, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 62)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 22.34, PFR: 18.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 97)
      Hero (BB): 122.4 BB
      UTG: 245.6 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 18.39, PFR: 13.87, 3Bet Preflop: 1.64, Hands: 321)
      CO: 150 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:diamond: A:diamond:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 5 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 4 BB

      Flop: (10.4 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond: 9:diamond: 6:club:
      Hero checks, CO bets 10 BB, Hero raises to 30 BB, CO calls 20 BB

      Turn: (70.4 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      Hero bets 87.4 BB and is all-in, CO calls 87.4 BB

      River: (245.2 BB, 2 players) 5:diamond:

      Hero shows K:diamond: A:diamond: (Flush, Ace High)
      (Pre 46%, Flop 54%, Turn 34%)
      CO shows J:heart: J:club: (One Pair, Jacks)
      (Pre 54%, Flop 46%, Turn 66%)
      Hero wins 235 BB

      Thats why I hate nl5. People just dont like to stack off, then I am ending on turn with fish with a lot of equity but no showdown value.


      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 145.6 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      Hero (SB): 152.4 BB
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 7)
      UTG: 103.4 BB (VPIP: 27.78, PFR: 22.22, 3Bet Preflop: 15.38, Hands: 37)
      MP: 112.8 BB (VPIP: 55.56, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      CO: 36 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)

      Hero posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Q:club: Q:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2 BB, Hero raises to 8 BB, BB raises to 20 BB, fold, Hero calls 12 BB

      Flop: (42 BB, 2 players) J:diamond: 7:spade: 8:diamond:
      Hero checks, BB bets 20 BB, Hero calls 20 BB

      Turn: (82 BB, 2 players) 4:club:
      Hero checks, BB bets 40 BB, Hero raises to 80 BB, BB calls 20 BB and is all-in

      River: (202 BB, 2 players) 5:club:

      Hero shows Q:club: Q:heart: (One Pair, Queens)
      (Pre 19%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      BB shows A:diamond: A:spade: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 81%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      BB wins 193.6 BB

      Biggest mistake from today. 4 table player from Bulgaria. On nl5 cold 4b its always nuts.

      If I only could fold when I shooul I would be on nl25 already:f_biggrin:
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey eatmyroll,

      Welcome to the 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' bankroll challenge. we will be looking forward to your first update which you should post by Monday of each week in Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread.

      Fire suppression? Is that sprinkler systems etc?

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
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      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 671
      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey eatmyroll,

      Fire suppression? Is that sprinkler systems etc?

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
      Thanks mate. Its kind off sprinkler, just different gases are being used and they are a lot more expensive. Its more to protect places like data center, server rooms, expensive equipment etc.
      Craziest stuff I had to protect was Chinook simulator, that was very interesting job to do.

      Biggest mistake of session:
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 111.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      SB: 296.3 BB (VPIP: 38.46, PFR: 30.77, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 14)
      BB: 54.6 BB (VPIP: 23.23, PFR: 16.77, 3Bet Preflop: 9.84, Hands: 162)
      Hero (UTG): 103.3 BB
      MP: 102.7 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      CO: 123.3 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:club: K:heart:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, MP raises to 10.5 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 10 BB, fold, Hero calls 7.5 BB

      Flop: (32.5 BB, 3 players) 3:diamond: 2:diamond: T:club:
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP bets 14.9 BB, SB calls 14.9 BB, Hero calls 14.9 BB

      Turn: (77.2 BB, 3 players) 7:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP bets 77.3 BB and is all-in, fold, Hero calls 77.3 BB

      River: (231.8 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      Hero shows K:club: K:heart: (One Pair, Kings)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      MP shows A:spade: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
      MP wins 221.4 BB


      Week 1
      Day 1
      Hands played 988

      Weekly Result 16.90$
      Result overall 16.90$
      Starting BR 89.59$
      Current BR 106.49$
    • Arnusen
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      Man i wish you the best.

      Do you maybe know how often your provider updates the currency exchange? If you want to maximize cashing out, waiting could be good to. (just a tip)

      But i like your attitude, there is nothing motivating me more, than seeing people who want to deal with there demons and get the fucking shit done.

      subscribed!


      GL Mate
    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
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      Originally posted by Arnusen
      Man i wish you the best.

      Do you maybe know how often your provider updates the currency exchange? If you want to maximize cashing out, waiting could be good to. (just a tip)

      But i like your attitude, there is nothing motivating me more, than seeing people who want to deal with there demons and get the fucking shit done.

      subscribed!


      GL Mate
      Thanks mate!
      I hope my dark gambling side wont take over ans I will be able to stick to rules.
      When I will come to point my roll will be big enough to start to withdraw I will exchange half of winnings on daily basic - that seems to be the best idea to get fair exchange rate.

      I played 2 session today - one in the morning, on Pokerstars, and one after work on FullTilt. I don't know why I decided to play on FT, I think I am just gettin bored when I do something for to long so different software may help.
      Morning sessions are a lot better option for me. I am to tired after work to stay focused for longer then half an hour.

      I've already broken BRM by playing on NL10 with 8BI (LOL), but I do believe that as long as I can stick to dropping limit after loosing 3BI I can still don't end up broke:coolface:

      Whats the reason for that change? I want to earn more and move stakes ASAP. Rake on NL5 and NL10 is huge, I want to set myself on NL16 with at least 10BI as rake there is lower. Plus traffic on NL16 is smaller so I dont have to play against unk-s all the time.
      Hopefully difference between levels wont be to hard for me.

      I will soon have to start to cash out money what will probably slow me down. But unfortunately I don't have a choice.

      Week 1
      Day 2

      Hands played today/overall 2413 / 3401
      Result today/overall 36.19$ / 53.09$
      Starting BR 89.59$
      Current BR 142.68$



    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Originally posted by eatmyroll
      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey eatmyroll,

      Fire suppression? Is that sprinkler systems etc?

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
      Thanks mate. Its kind off sprinkler, just different gases are being used and they are a lot more expensive. Its more to protect places like data center, server rooms, expensive equipment etc.
      Craziest stuff I had to protect was Chinook simulator, that was very interesting job to do.

      Biggest mistake of session:
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 111.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      SB: 296.3 BB (VPIP: 38.46, PFR: 30.77, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 14)
      BB: 54.6 BB (VPIP: 23.23, PFR: 16.77, 3Bet Preflop: 9.84, Hands: 162)
      Hero (UTG): 103.3 BB
      MP: 102.7 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      CO: 123.3 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:club: K:heart:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, MP raises to 10.5 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 10 BB, fold, Hero calls 7.5 BB

      Flop: (32.5 BB, 3 players) 3:diamond: 2:diamond: T:club:
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP bets 14.9 BB, SB calls 14.9 BB, Hero calls 14.9 BB

      Turn: (77.2 BB, 3 players) 7:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP bets 77.3 BB and is all-in, fold, Hero calls 77.3 BB

      River: (231.8 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      Hero shows K:club: K:heart: (One Pair, Kings)
      (Pre 18%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      MP shows A:spade: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 82%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
      MP wins 221.4 BB


      Week 1
      Day 1
      Hands played 988

      Weekly Result 16.90$
      Result overall 16.90$
      Starting BR 89.59$
      Current BR 106.49$
      Nasty hand for sure. Pre-flop I would 4bet and try to get the money in.
      As played I would fold the turn for sure. You beat only a bluff and I don’t think someone will bluff into 2 players with decent change someone has hit a flush or set.

      Hopefully next time better.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • eatmyroll
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      Evening session


      Morning session


      Conclusions? I can not play after work, when I am to tired to thing and I am just clicking buttons.

      Today I went on tilt on evening session. I lost unlucky stupid BI, checked result, was trying to do everything to make up lost. Called stupid 3b oop hoping to hit something, overplayed TPTK etc. I like to think that I can beat micro easily, biggest opponent for me its myself.

      Few hands to show how stupid can I play when I am on tilt:happy:

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      SB: 111.6 BB (VPIP: 29.17, PFR: 29.17, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 24)
      Hero (BB): 101 BB
      UTG: 110.6 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      MP: 42.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)
      CO: 114.6 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T:heart: J:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 2.5 BB, Hero calls 1.5 BB

      Flop: (5 BB, 2 players) 8:club: Q:heart: 9:heart:
      SB bets 3.6 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, SB calls 8.4 BB

      Turn: (29 BB, 2 players) 2:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 22 BB, SB calls 22 BB

      River: (73 BB, 2 players) Q:club:
      SB bets 69.7 BB, Hero calls 64.5 BB and is all-in

      SB shows Q:diamond: 8:diamond: (Full House, Queens full of Eights)
      (Pre 59%, Flop 18%, Turn 9%)
      Hero shows T:heart: J:spade: (Straight, Queen High)
      (Pre 41%, Flop 82%, Turn 91%)
      SB wins 192.9 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 122.2 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      Hero (SB): 100 BB
      BB: 110.3 BB (VPIP: 24.19, PFR: 16.13, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 65)
      UTG: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      MP: 100 BB
      CO: 961.1 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:spade: J:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, BTN raises to 20 BB, Hero calls 10 BB

      Flop: (41 BB, 2 players) 8:heart: 8:diamond: 7:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 28 BB, Hero calls 28 BB

      Turn: (97 BB, 2 players) Q:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 60 BB, Hero calls 52 BB and is all-in

      River: (201 BB, 2 players) T:diamond:

      Hero shows J:spade: J:heart: (Two Pair, Jacks and Eights)
      (Pre 19%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      BTN shows A:spade: A:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Eights)
      (Pre 81%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      BTN wins 192 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 268.2 BB (VPIP: 18.52, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 7.69, Hands: 28)
      SB: 116.7 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      BB: 203.8 BB (VPIP: 29.27, PFR: 19.51, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 42)
      UTG: 160.7 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      MP: 207.3 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      Hero (CO): 149.1 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 9:heart: T:heart:

      fold, MP calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 4 BB, fold, SB calls 3.5 BB, BB raises to 19 BB, fold, Hero calls 15 BB, fold

      Flop: (43 BB, 2 players) 9:club: 4:club: Q:diamond:
      BB bets 20.6 BB, Hero calls 20.6 BB

      Turn: (84.2 BB, 2 players) 8:spade:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: (84.2 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 40.2 BB, BB calls 40.2 BB

      Hero shows 9:heart: T:heart: (One Pair, Nines)
      (Pre 36%, Flop 22%, Turn 20%)
      BB shows A:heart: Q:heart: (One Pair, Queens)
      (Pre 64%, Flop 78%, Turn 80%)
      BB wins 157.2 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 23.21, PFR: 17.86, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 58)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)
      Hero (BB): 103 BB
      UTG: 148.2 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 100.00, Hands: 5)
      MP: 239.1 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 5)
      CO: 77.4 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:diamond: A:diamond:

      fold, MP raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 2.5 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, MP calls 9 BB, SB calls 9 BB

      Flop: (36 BB, 3 players) 4:spade: K:club: T:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets 17.2 BB, MP calls 17.2 BB, fold

      Turn: (70.4 BB, 2 players) 8:diamond:
      Hero bets 73.8 BB and is all-in, MP calls 73.8 BB

      River: (218 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond:

      Hero shows K:diamond: A:diamond: (One Pair, Kings)
      (Pre 64%, Flop 77%, Turn 18%)
      MP shows 8:heart: 4:heart: (Two Pair, Eights and Fours)
      (Pre 36%, Flop 23%, Turn 82%)
      MP wins 208.2 BB


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 175.2 BB (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 8)
      SB: 106.9 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 31.43, 3Bet Preflop: 27.78, Hands: 35)
      BB: 163.6 BB (VPIP: 16.15, PFR: 11.80, 3Bet Preflop: 4.48, Hands: 168)
      Hero (UTG): 100 BB
      MP: 76.8 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 82)
      CO: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:club: K:heart:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 26 BB, BTN raises to 175.2 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 74 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (201.5 BB, 2 players) 9:club: J:diamond: 5:club:

      Turn: (201.5 BB, 2 players) 4:club:

      River: (201.5 BB, 2 players) 4:diamond:

      Hero shows A:club: K:heart: (One Pair, Fours)
      (Pre 7%, Flop 6%, Turn 20%)
      BTN shows A:spade: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Fours)
      (Pre 93%, Flop 94%, Turn 80%)
      BTN wins 192.4 BB


      Plus bonus, to show how soft NL10 is:
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 104.1 BB
      SB: 82.3 BB
      BB: 104.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      UTG: 125.3 BB (VPIP: 25.41, PFR: 22.95, 3Bet Preflop: 8.16, Hands: 125)
      MP: 105.1 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      CO: 259.6 BB (VPIP: 34.38, PFR: 21.88, 3Bet Preflop: 7.69, Hands: 32)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:club: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 11 BB, Hero raises to 28 BB, BB raises to 104.5 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 76.1 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (208.7 BB, 2 players) T:diamond: 9:club: 5:club:

      Turn: (208.7 BB, 2 players) 4:diamond:

      River: (208.7 BB, 2 players) 7:diamond:

      BB shows 7:club: 8:diamond: (One Pair, Sevens)
      (Pre 38%, Flop 46%, Turn 32%)
      Hero shows A:club: K:spade: (High Card, Ace)
      (Pre 62%, Flop 54%, Turn 68%)
      BB wins 199.3 BB


      Week 1
      Day 3

      Hands played today/overall 2046 /5447
      Result today/overall -14.23 /38.86$
      Starting BR 89.59$
      Current BR 128.45$
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 34,560
      Hopefully you get your tilt under control soon. Then you win more money on long run, but folding a straight in the first hand is tough. I expect it would be better on long run.

      The AK hands looks unlucky. Especially against the 84s hand. You could bet the flop a little bit more next time against most likely a calling station.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 671
      Originally posted by SDK1987
      Hopefully you get your tilt under control soon. Then you win more money on long run, but folding a straight in the first hand is tough. I expect it would be better on long run.

      The AK hands looks unlucky. Especially against the 84s hand. You could bet the flop a little bit more next time against most likely a calling station.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
      Thanks!
      I cant find any hand I can beat in hand with st8. I should fold it but oh well.

      Today I had awful day at work. We went all the way from London area to Bristol to do small install just to find out that guy I went with didn't pick up fittings we needed from yard:coolface:

      He works for in industry for longer then me so he was in charge and as usual f*cked up simplest job ever. I cant wait when I will get my own mate and go out on my own.

      Mine red line is picking down:deadhappy: I went thru hands where I am loosing small pots and I was in shock. I am loosing concentration and dont pay enough attention to my opponents leaks. I need to work on 3b pots and nonSD ASAP as few hours of work can benefit with a lot higher winrate.

      Week 1
      Day 4
      Hands played today/overall 1800 / 7247

      Result today/overall 18.53$ / 57.39$
      Starting BR 89.59$
      Current BR $146.98
    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 671
      Week 1
      Hands played 12753

      Result (inc RB) 194.39
      Starting BR 89.59$
      Current BR $283.98


      NL10 "before work"


      NL10 "after work"


      NL16
    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 671
      Fail

      Few drinks when watching football yesterday, being bored in half time. Great idea comes to my head - why not to play some slots:coolface:

      It ended up with over 120$ down:why: Then , when I managed to stop monkey tilt, I lost few BI on NL16 braking BRM because why not.

      So today I am starting it all over again:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

      From now on I will stick to those rules, if will brake any of then will make at least month brake from poker and pay 10BI from current limit to charity:
      1. I will play only poker
      2. I will shot higher limit with at least 15BI, coming back down when loose 5BI
      3. Only cash outs I am allowed its for fags and beer money (maks 33% of weekly winning)

      So here we go again, starting roll for week 2 its 108.13$:happy:
      I am not counting profit form week 1 to mine overall profit as its gone anyway:yaoming:
    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 671


      I think I may have little downswing this week:f_ugly: It wouldn't be a problem if I wasn't jumping thru limits with aggro BRM, but oh well, we all know that poker gods like to play with our mindset every hour again:coolface:

      Unlucky for me life gods seems to have a laugh as well, so here I am again with no money and no idea how to fix it.
      Situation in my private life is gettin more and more complicated, its funny as I am earning a lot more then year ago, but there will be never enough.
      And people are saying that money dont make you happy. Really:f_confused: :f_confused: :f_confused:

      From bright side we had a visitor in our garden last week. Little squirrel decided to move in, I have no idea how did she manage to get thru our fence as she could not climb to well. She was really "friendly", decided to attempt to climb on my wife legs, so of course I ended up building "house" for her and running to shop to get some nuts etc.

      It was not that funny and nice any more when following day we found out that our little friend had fleas:D We had to disinfect whole house and drop squirrel to wild animal rescue 50miles away from my house. On the way there my sat nav decided to gave up and we nearly run out of petrol:f_confused: At f#ckin 11pm
      This is how you end up when trying to do something good for nature:why:

      Ok, coming back to poker. Life made me cash out most of money I had left. My starting bankroll is 44.86$ now:milord:

      So I decided to hit nl2 and try to climb back at nl16 with 15BI per limit jumps, as usual.
      After hour I have enough:D :D



      Poker gods are destroying me even on nl2:coolface:

      I have to post some hands to have proof how nl2 really looks for people who are moaning that there is no money in poker:yaoming:

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

      BTN: 80 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
      SB: 227 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      BB: 182 BB (VPIP: 64.29, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
      UTG: 326.5 BB (VPIP: 31.03, PFR: 27.59, 3Bet Preflop: 23.08, Hands: 29)
      Hero (MP): 491.5 BB
      CO: 100.5 BB (VPIP: 38.10, PFR: 28.57, 3Bet Preflop: 22.22, Hands: 21)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:diamond: K:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 2.5 BB, BB raises to 5 BB, Hero raises to 491.5 BB and is all-in, fold, BB calls 177 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (367 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond: T:club: 3:spade:

      Turn: (367 BB, 2 players) 9:heart:

      River: (367 BB, 2 players) Q:club:

      BB shows A:heart: Q:spade: (Two Pair, Queens and Threes)
      (Pre 24%, Flop 19%, Turn 14%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: K:diamond: (One Pair, Threes)
      (Pre 76%, Flop 81%, Turn 86%)
      BB wins 354 BB

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

      BTN: 118 BB (VPIP: 24.32, PFR: 18.02, 3Bet Preflop: 4.21, Hands: 226)
      SB: 94 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 66.67, 3Bet Preflop: 100.00, Hands: 3)
      BB: 188 BB (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 21.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)
      UTG: 93.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      MP: 178.5 BB (VPIP: 15.25, PFR: 11.86, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 61)
      Hero (CO): 124 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: T:heart:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, SB raises to 5 BB, fold, Hero raises to 116 BB, SB calls 89 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (189 BB, 2 players) 2:spade: 3:spade: 5:club:

      Turn: (189 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      River: (189 BB, 2 players) K:club:

      SB shows K:heart: 2:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Twos)
      (Pre 38%, Flop 61%, Turn 61%)
      Hero shows A:spade: T:heart: (High Card, Ace)
      (Pre 62%, Flop 39%, Turn 39%)
      SB wins 182.5 BB


      And I met biggest nit ever, this guy 3b showed from BB, I think I would drop even mine KK there:coolface:



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

      Hero (BTN): 347.5 BB
      SB: 137 BB (VPIP: 11.43, PFR: 5.80, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 71)
      BB: 98 BB (VPIP: 6.80, PFR: 2.60, 3Bet Preflop: 4.10, Hands: 316)
      UTG: 181.5 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      MP: 172 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
      CO: 122 BB (VPIP: 26.09, PFR: 26.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:diamond: A:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, BB raises to 98 BB and is all-in, fold

      BB wins 6.5 BB


      Week 2
      FAIL
      Hands played 0
      Result 0
      Starting BR 44.86$
      Current BR 44.86$

      Goal 1300$ profit
      Debt to pay off £1050
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 10,332
      Originally posted by eatmyroll

      From bright side we had a visitor in our garden last week. Little squirrel decided to move in, I have no idea how did she manage to get thru our fence as she could not climb to well. She was really "friendly", decided to attempt to climb on my wife legs, so of course I ended up building "house" for her and running to shop to get some nuts etc.

      It was not that funny and nice any more when following day we found out that our little friend had fleas:D We had to disinfect whole house and drop squirrel to wild animal rescue 50miles away from my house. On the way there my sat nav decided to gave up and we nearly run out of petrol:f_confused: At f#ckin 11pm
      This is how you end up when trying to do something good for nature:why:
      OMG :f_biggrin: :facepalm:


      And I met biggest nit ever, this guy 3b showed from BB, I think I would drop even mine KK there:coolface:



      Alarm bells are ringing. :f_biggrin:
    • eatmyroll
      eatmyroll
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2010 Posts: 671


      For last few days I decided to come back to poker and try to make some money, this time on nl2FR zoom. Why FR? As I need to make some money quick. ATM I need to make £100 ASAP, then can focus on moving up etc.

      I will try to make some changes in my life and poker. Hopefully blog will help me with sticking to new rules and it will be easier to see progress if I write about it.

      I had to slow down in life and poker because of health issues. I landed in hospital around month ago, after I fainted and stop breathing for nearly minute. Apparently my friends could't feel my pulse either, I did actually feel like I was dying:deadhappy:
      Its weird, as after few minutes I was fine, all tests in hospital were showing that I am fine, so I don't really know whats happened there.

      But I did shit myself a bit, I decided to do something to change my lifestyle. I did even visit doctor first time in last 9 years.
      And now I am just about to leave to see smoking quit adviser, so will write about changes I am planing to do soon