Lockerl71 - way to my (10th?) 5 digit Bankroll - and finally not go broke again? MTTs / PLO50/100

    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      Hi All!

      I was active here some years ago - but cant find my (too?) old posts.

      About me: I am from Austria / Salzburg
      Screennames:
      PS: Lockerl71
      888: Lockerl71
      Partypoker: Lockerl7199

      I am playing poker since about 2008, was never a Pro, but a PS Supernova for several years.
      The only thing I am a pro at is busting 5 - digit bankrolls, I was over 20k minimum 5 times and went broke (00000) time after time again.
      My biggest scores are:
      - 5th in Sunday 2nd Chance (215) for 13k
      - 2nd in Big162 for 20k
      - 5th in Sunday Warm Up (215) for 30k
      - 4th in Big109 for 8k

      I busted my bankrolls with bad (no!) BR management, mostly PLO cashgames and playing to long sessions.

      I start this blog in the hope that it will help me to stick to a BR management - for the first time :)

      I built up a small BR from 0 last week:
      - Partypoker: 84.- => cashed in a freeroll, played some PLO2 / NLH2 cashgames and binked a 1.- mtt
      - PS: Got my Starpoints converted into 4.- an run it up to 35.- with PLO2 / NLH2 cashgames.

      My Plan with the actual BR:
      - Play PLO2/NLH2 cashgames with good table selection
      - Play max. 1.- MTTs
      - Play Freerolls

      Questions, hints, complaints & jokes highly welcome :)

      Cheers

      Locker

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      BR - Status 2017-09-02:
      PS: 35.-
      Party: 84.-
  • 36 replies
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey Locker,

      Welcome back :welcome:

      Some really nice scores there. :s_thumbsup: What BRM are you going to use to move up through the limits?

      You should consider entering our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!.

      This will possibly help in maintaining discipline.

      There is no time limit and you could win a status upgrade just for being an active participant.

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz

      P.S. You can find your old posts on the German forum.
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      Thx Lazza!

      As for BRM (while I am at the micros little bit more aggressive):
      Cashgame & MTTs: When I reach 100 buy-ins, I will take a 10 buy - in shot at the next level, if I spend it, then drop back down.

      Regarding the Challenge: For now this blog is enough for me, but who knows... ;)

      Cheers
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      Update 6.9.17

      PS: Played mostly PLO2ante, ran horribly vs monsterdonks, I am on zero (0) from max. 40.- again.
      PartyP: Switched to PLO4 as I do not have the patience for the PLO2 donks, where you can only bet nutted hands as you have zero fold equity ( I know its against br management, but I cant stand it the other way - up to 109.- from 84.-

      Cheers!

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      BR - Status 2017-09-06:
      PS: 0 (-35.-)
      Party: 114.- (+30.-)
      Total: 114.- (-5.-)
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      nice little heater on Party PLO4 - up more than 10 buy - ins!
      way better than PL2 - I can isolate, run low equity bluff on paired boards, blocker bluffs and river bluffs in general, all not possible at PLO2
      ..... still more than 10bb/100 under EV on Party the last 5k hands.

      Questions: Charts I can not upload here - I have to upload them somewhere and post a link?
      I try it with Google Drive - tell me if you guys can watch it!
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzri10KIiGK3R1ZMbUUyc2NYakU/view?usp=sharing

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      Party: 140.-(+26)
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey Lockerl71,

      It is no longer necessary to upload to a hosting site as we have our own cloud. The easiest way is to simply drag and drop images directly into your posts.

      Cheers :f_drink:

      Laz
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      soo..... if anyone is reading this (never mind I do it mostly for my own control) - an update:

      GOOD and BAD news:
      Bad: I blew the Party bankroll - cashgame is obv. not good for me, even on micros, cant handle running heavily under ev for days without tilting :/
      Good: I put 500.- on PS for WCOOP, did not so well, but the last days I split the Hot 5.5 4-way for~ 1.3k and had quite some other cashes => up to 1.6k (after peak at 1.8k) => 1.1k PLUS

      Formats by profit the last weeks:
      - Regspeed NLHE - good (would have won much more if not terribly unlucky at final table bubbles)
      - Turbe NLHE - excellent (1.3k bink), have not had a bink in turbos for years!
      - Bounty NLHE - awful - the games are so donky, but whenever I hunt a bounty, I loose, even when getting it in good :/
      - PLO, mostly PLO8 - very good - I cash like every second turney, got second in a PKO PLO8

      Cheers :)
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      BR - Status 2017-09-28:
      PS: 1.600.- (+1.065.-)
      Party: 0 (-84.-)
      Total: 1.600.- (+981.-)
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      hi gals and guys :)

      as there were some talks about icm pressure at final tables and bubbles, and I wrote that I play aggro until about 4th place, because of the small payout jumps before and to abuse the icm pussy regs and what they expect from me.....

      game: 44.- PKO deep stack on PS (very fishy for midstakes)

      final table bubbel, 10th of 11, 5 handed, me carddead around 20bb, so heave very thight stats and 3 loose but rather passive big stacks

      hand one:
      PokerStars Hand #176263178215: Tournament #2048193265, $20+$20+$4 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XX (1200/2400) - 2017/09/29 14:20:17 CET [2017/09/29 8:20:17 ET]
      Table '2048193265 6' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
      Seat 1: oceanemm (89829 in chips, $52.50 bounty)
      Seat 2: Qeriks (45368 in chips, $85 bounty)
      Seat 3: Gambler4444 (188057 in chips, $98.75 bounty)
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 (223167 in chips, $211.25 bounty)
      Seat 5: cokamaverick (146120 in chips, $97.50 bounty)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (74056 in chips, $65 bounty)
      oceanemm: posts the ante 300
      Qeriks: posts the ante 300
      Gambler4444: posts the ante 300
      Tenzor333: posts the ante 300
      cokamaverick: posts the ante 300
      Lockerl71: posts the ante 300
      Gambler4444: posts small blind 1200
      Tenzor333: posts big blind 2400
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Lockerl71 [Ad 2s]
      cokamaverick: raises 2880 to 5280
      Lockerl71: folds
      oceanemm: folds
      Qeriks: folds
      Gambler4444: folds
      Tenzor333 has timed out
      Tenzor333: folds
      Uncalled bet (2880) returned to cokamaverick
      Tenzor333 is sitting out
      cokamaverick collected 7800 from pot
      cokamaverick: doesn't show hand
      Tenzor333 has returned
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 7800 | Rake 0
      Seat 1: oceanemm folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 2: Qeriks (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 3: Gambler4444 (small blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 (big blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 5: cokamaverick collected (7800)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

      more hands to come..........
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      hand 2
      very standard I guess, but so many dont dare to do it short at a bubble (or even worse just call A10 off)

      PokerStars Hand #176263400428: Tournament #2048193265, $20+$20+$4 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXI (1400/2800) - 2017/09/29 14:28:41 CET [2017/09/29 8:28:41 ET]
      Table '2048193265 6' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
      Seat 1: oceanemm (64277 in chips, $52.50 bounty)
      Seat 2: Qeriks (58768 in chips, $85 bounty)
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 (179654 in chips, $211.25 bounty)
      Seat 5: cokamaverick (211303 in chips, $97.50 bounty)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (74716 in chips, $65 bounty)
      oceanemm: posts the ante 350
      Qeriks: posts the ante 350
      Tenzor333: posts the ante 350
      cokamaverick: posts the ante 350
      Lockerl71: posts the ante 350
      oceanemm: posts small blind 1400
      Qeriks: posts big blind 2800
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Lockerl71 [Tc As]
      Tenzor333: raises 2940 to 5740
      cokamaverick: folds
      Tenzor333 said, "lol"
      Lockerl71: raises 8260 to 14000
      oceanemm: folds
      Qeriks: folds
      Tenzor333 said, "u understand what and why u do some moves?"
      Tenzor333: folds
      Uncalled bet (8260) returned to Lockerl71
      cokamaverick said, "whats funny?"
      Lockerl71 collected 17430 from pot
      Lockerl71: doesn't show hand
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 17430 | Rake 0
      Seat 1: oceanemm (small blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 2: Qeriks (big blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 folded before Flop
      Seat 5: cokamaverick folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (button) collected (17430)
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      hand 3

      also standard (I should be imo, but like said before....) - I desided to shove as sb is likely to call a 3 bet (balkan boy :p, but rather reg ) and A6off plays poorly postflop, and with the ICM pressure he will fold soo many times (and if not I have 30%+)

      PokerStars Hand #176263400428: Tournament #2048193265, $20+$20+$4 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXI (1400/2800) - 2017/09/29 14:28:41 CET [2017/09/29 8:28:41 ET]
      Table '2048193265 6' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
      Seat 1: oceanemm (64277 in chips, $52.50 bounty)
      Seat 2: Qeriks (58768 in chips, $85 bounty)
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 (179654 in chips, $211.25 bounty)
      Seat 5: cokamaverick (211303 in chips, $97.50 bounty)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (74716 in chips, $65 bounty)
      oceanemm: posts the ante 350
      Qeriks: posts the ante 350
      Tenzor333: posts the ante 350
      cokamaverick: posts the ante 350
      Lockerl71: posts the ante 350
      oceanemm: posts small blind 1400
      Qeriks: posts big blind 2800
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Lockerl71 [Tc As]
      Tenzor333: raises 2940 to 5740
      cokamaverick: folds
      Tenzor333 said, "lol"
      Lockerl71: raises 8260 to 14000
      oceanemm: folds
      Qeriks: folds
      Tenzor333 said, "u understand what and why u do some moves?"
      Tenzor333: folds
      Uncalled bet (8260) returned to Lockerl71
      cokamaverick said, "whats funny?"
      Lockerl71 collected 17430 from pot
      Lockerl71: doesn't show hand
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 17430 | Rake 0
      Seat 1: oceanemm (small blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 2: Qeriks (big blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 folded before Flop
      Seat 5: cokamaverick folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (button) collected (17430)
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      hand 4
      I guess standard - important is the donkbet in this loose passive game and turn I shove as the loose skandinavian calls flop with a ton of hands I beat

      PokerStars Hand #176263713084: Tournament #2048193265, $20+$20+$4 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXII (1600/3200) - 2017/09/29 14:40:13 CET [2017/09/29 8:40:13 ET]
      Table '2048193265 6' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
      Seat 1: oceanemm (161786 in chips, $52.50 bounty)
      Seat 2: Qeriks (59728 in chips, $85 bounty)
      Seat 3: Gambler4444 (334717 in chips, $98.75 bounty)
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 (63868 in chips, $211.25 bounty)
      Seat 5: cokamaverick (214354 in chips, $97.50 bounty)
      Seat 6: mohcine3t (210678 in chips, $182.50 bounty)
      Seat 7: natoli-ps (363775 in chips, $76.25 bounty)
      Seat 8: Babuha1984 (388088 in chips, $168.43 bounty)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (83006 in chips, $65 bounty)
      oceanemm: posts the ante 400
      Qeriks: posts the ante 400
      Gambler4444: posts the ante 400
      Tenzor333: posts the ante 400
      cokamaverick: posts the ante 400
      mohcine3t: posts the ante 400
      natoli-ps: posts the ante 400
      Babuha1984: posts the ante 400
      Lockerl71: posts the ante 400
      Babuha1984: posts small blind 1600
      Lockerl71: posts big blind 3200
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Lockerl71 [Ts 7c]
      oceanemm: folds
      Qeriks: folds
      Gambler4444: folds
      Tenzor333: raises 3360 to 6560
      cokamaverick: folds
      mohcine3t: calls 6560
      natoli-ps: folds
      Babuha1984: calls 4960
      Lockerl71: calls 3360
      *** FLOP *** [9d Th 7s]
      Babuha1984: checks
      Lockerl71: bets 14400
      Tenzor333: folds
      mohcine3t: calls 14400
      Babuha1984: folds
      *** TURN *** [9d Th 7s] [2c]
      Lockerl71: bets 61646 and is all-in
      mohcine3t: folds
      Uncalled bet (61646) returned to Lockerl71
      Lockerl71 collected 58640 from pot
      Lockerl71: doesn't show hand
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 58640 | Rake 0
      Board [9d Th 7s 2c]
      Seat 1: oceanemm folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 2: Qeriks folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 3: Gambler4444 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 4: Tenzor333 folded on the Flop
      Seat 5: cokamaverick folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 6: mohcine3t folded on the Turn
      Seat 7: natoli-ps (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 8: Babuha1984 (small blind) folded on the Flop
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (big blind) collected (58640)
    • Lockerl71
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      bonus hand to show how loose passive this game is (thats why the lead on turn is importand - idiotic suck out on river though :( ):

      PokerStars Hand #176263900272: Tournament #2048193265, $20+$20+$4 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXIII (1800/3600) - 2017/09/29 14:47:03 CET [2017/09/29 8:47:03 ET]
      Table '2048193265 6' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
      Seat 1: oceanemm (161686 in chips, $52.50 bounty)
      Seat 2: Qeriks (49628 in chips, $85 bounty)
      Seat 3: Gambler4444 (403925 in chips, $204.37 bounty)
      Seat 5: cokamaverick (187614 in chips, $97.50 bounty)
      Seat 6: mohcine3t (134978 in chips, $182.50 bounty)
      Seat 7: natoli-ps (354675 in chips, $76.25 bounty)
      Seat 8: Babuha1984 (481708 in chips, $168.43 bounty)
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (105786 in chips, $65 bounty)
      oceanemm: posts the ante 450
      Qeriks: posts the ante 450
      Gambler4444: posts the ante 450
      cokamaverick: posts the ante 450
      mohcine3t: posts the ante 450
      natoli-ps: posts the ante 450
      Babuha1984: posts the ante 450
      Lockerl71: posts the ante 450
      Babuha1984: posts small blind 1800
      Lockerl71: posts big blind 3600
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Lockerl71 [Jd Kd]
      oceanemm: raises 6012 to 9612
      Qeriks: folds
      Gambler4444: folds
      cokamaverick: folds
      mohcine3t: folds
      natoli-ps: folds
      Babuha1984: folds
      Lockerl71: calls 6012
      *** FLOP *** [6h 5c Jh]
      Lockerl71: checks
      oceanemm: bets 8865
      Lockerl71: calls 8865
      *** TURN *** [6h 5c Jh] [5h]
      Lockerl71: bets 19800
      oceanemm: calls 19800
      *** RIVER *** [6h 5c Jh 5h] [Th]
      Lockerl71: checks
      oceanemm: checks
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Lockerl71: shows [Jd Kd] (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
      oceanemm: shows [4d 4h] (a flush, Jack high)
      oceanemm collected 81954 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot 81954 | Rake 0
      Board [6h 5c Jh 5h Th]
      Seat 1: oceanemm showed [4d 4h] and won (81954) with a flush, Jack high
      Seat 2: Qeriks folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 3: Gambler4444 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 5: cokamaverick folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 6: mohcine3t folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 7: natoli-ps (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 8: Babuha1984 (small blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 9: Lockerl71 (big blind) showed [Jd Kd] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Fives
    • Lockerl71
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      ended up in 7th place (shoved 11bb utg+1 66<qj in big blind) - the bigstack on my right was calling off reshoves extremely light, so I was handcuffed being still carddead :(
      => 44.- buy in => 148,97+45= 150.- profit
    • Lockerl71
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      uiiii - this time my aggro play ended bad :/

      PS 109.- Saturday Super KO (sattied in) - came on the FT with a 33bb stack (middle of the pack), opened 2x kjs from middle position, one time a bigstack with a huge 3bet rate 3 bet me from the button, I flopped top pair (on a paired board), called a bet, he checked turn, river was a Q, he bet less than half pot - I fold (I am pretty sure he ha Qx, a bluff or AA/KK he would have bet bigger), the other kj suited I lost vs the big blind - terrible flop for my hand.......

      With 15bb left, in the big blind, utg (quite loose) opens, utg+2 and smallblind call, I have AJ off - its a frightening spot to shove, but insanely profitable with all the dead money, even if I am dominatet, its +ev (prob. not ICM, but I ususally not not care about ICM before 5th place).
      => utg folds, utg+3 wakes up with qq, the rest fold => flop has an A, but 3 to a flush for qq which gets there at the river.
      => I made 11 bounty 50 each - 550.- plus 400.- for 9th - so a profit of 840.- :)
    • Lockerl71
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      at this point I may ask: am I doing something wrong here? only the mod replied and no like after like 10 posts over some weeks?

      advice highly appreciated :)
    • Lockerl71
      Lockerl71
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      puh rough days - yesterday running 20bb/100 under ev. in 2.5k hands, bubbling, softbubbling, flush under flush etc., qq vs kk/aa all the time,
      today 25bb/100 under ev. in 1k hands :/

      ..... softbubbled the 215.- warm up with 1010<JJ for a 60 bigblind pot late position pfff

      down to 1,2k from 1,6k on PS, after a peak way over 2k last week - dont ask me if I keep to my br management :p - playing a 40 buyin approach, with lots of satties to higher events even
    • Lazza61
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      Originally posted by Lockerl71
      at this point I may ask: am I doing something wrong here? only the mod replied and no like after like 10 posts over some weeks?

      advice highly appreciated :)
      Hey Lockerl71,

      I'm still following. You may get more responses if you use a hand converter when you post hands to make them easier to read.

      Inside the spoiler, you'll see a hand converted into a more readable format with pokerhandreplays.com

      Hand Information
      PokerStars No Limit, 3600 BB (8 handed).
      Hand History converter courtesy of pokerhandreplays.com

      Table Information
      Seat: 1 oceanemm ($52.5)
      Seat: 2 qeriks ($85)
      Seat: 3 gambler4444 ($204.37)
      Seat: 5 cokamaverick ($97.5)
      Seat: 6 mohcine3t ($182.5)
      Seat: 7 natoli-ps ($76.25) Dealer
      Seat: 8 babuha1984 ($168.43) Small Blind
      Seat: 9 Hero ($65) Big Blind
      Seat 1oceanemm Ante: 450
      Seat 2qeriks Ante: 450
      Seat 3gambler4444 Ante: 450
      Seat 5cokamaverick Ante: 450
      Seat 6mohcine3t Ante: 450
      Seat 7natoli-ps Ante: 450
      Seat 8babuha1984 Ante: 450
      Seat 9Hero Ante: 450
      Dealt to Hero
      :Jd: :Kd:

      Preflop (Pot:9000)
      oceanemm ALL-IN
      qeriks FOLD
      gambler4444 FOLD
      cokamaverick FOLD
      mohcine3t FOLD
      natoli-ps FOLD
      babuha1984 FOLD
      Hero ALL-IN
      Hero RETURN $12.5

      Flop(Pot: $5517.5)
      :6h: :5c: :Jh:

      Hero CHECK
      oceanemm BET $8865
      Hero CALL $8865

      Turn(Pot: $23247.5)
      :6h: :5c: :Jh: :5h:

      Hero BET $19800
      oceanemm CALL $19800

      River(Pot: $62847.5)
      :6h: :5c: :Jh: :5h: :Th:

      Hero CHECK
      oceanemm CHECK
      Showdown:
      Hero SHOWS
      :Jd: :Kd:
      oceanemm SHOWS
      :4d: :4h:
      oceanemm wins the pot: $34182.5



      Keep at it :gl:

      Laz
    • Lockerl71
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      what a rollercoaster! almost lost my br again, then fought my way back up to 1,2k - uff

      my problem is that I am very unlucky close to and at final tables

      yesterday I made the ft in the 33 bounty builder on ps (almost 10k on top with bounties!), played very well, maintained my stack without having any premium hands with light reshoves (as usual :D ), 8 handed on the ft being within the shortstacks with 15bb, among 2-3 others, I shoved pocket 8s in late position, the big blind woke up with ak and hit the king right away - first time all inn on the ft, got it in good, and lost the flip - quite standard :(

      still I won like 850.- with bounties
    • Lockerl71
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      took down a small mtt on ps :D

      nlhe 22.- 2,5k price pool, 750.- for first, means me :D

      it was such fun how I outplayed the midstake regs from russia and holland :p

      if somebody is curious I can put up some interesting spots here......

      => back up to 1,75k on stars :f_drink:
    • Kalinimal
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      Hello Lockerl71,

      I am playing small mtt's on PS. I need BR management too. I see you feel fine to play those tournaments, but this is not like to work on you BR management. Try to hold your self and play smaller buy in. This will boost your BR and soon you will play whatever you like. It is not that I am doing it, I just say. About hand #4 up there. I don't like the shove on turn. I think you have some more value to extract :)

      Good luck :)
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