Blog: Micro MTT/MTTSNG/SNG battling

    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Hello, my name is Michaela. I'm coming here from Czech Pokerstrategy community.
      I was playing cash, mainly NL5 for two years.
      Here is my graph of last 6 month of play

      There were some ups and downs. Well, mostly downs :f_o:

      I play only on Pokerstars. In fact, there is no other option yet under new regulation.

      I made some horrible mistakes during chasing Silverstar at the end of every month in previous Stars reward system. I am quite happy with a new reward system because chests don't motivate me to get them so I play more freely :f_biggrin:

      Time to time I play 180 man sit & go and I really like it.
      I've already played 51 tournaments and my ROI is 83,78%. I know it is a very small sample.

      I decided to fully focus on 180 man sit&gos because I no longer feel joy of playing cash.
      My plan is to add some MTTs to my sessions in the future.

      Wish me luck and hopefully some :profit:
  • 44 replies
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      That’s a good start already on the 180 mans. Hopefully you can keep it up.
      Good luck with your new MTT SNG adventure :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Joined: 29.06.2015 Posts: 510
      Let's start blogging.
      I want to share with you my progress in play and in study.

      I don't study yet so I plan to have Study sessions and Playing sessions.
      I sometimes watch Matt Staples on Twitch but it's not a proper study.

      Starting bankroll: 58$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Joined: 29.06.2015 Posts: 510
      Study session

      ICM Trainer with filter settings:
      Pokerstars 9-handed
      Random Blindlevel
      Random stack size
      2-4 players
      100% handrange

      8 fails out of 20 hands

      Bad result. I have to train tomorrow more.
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Joined: 29.06.2015 Posts: 510
      Study session

      Today's mini training session

      ICM Trainer with filter settings:
      Pokerstars 9-handed
      Random Blindlevel
      Random stack size
      2-4 players
      100% handrange

      6 fails out of 20 hands

      Getting slightly better but it's small sample :f_biggrin:

      Playing session tomorrow :f_cool:
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Thursday Playing session

      0,50$ 180man - busted
      Hot 0,55 $ - busted
      2x 1$ 180man - busted
      0,50 90man - busted
      2x 0,50 180man - busted

      In the beginning of the session I got disrupted by some situations I had to manage immediately so I didn't focuse as much as I should.

      Current bankroll: 53,95$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Joined: 29.06.2015 Posts: 510
      Friday Playing session

      0,50$ 180man -busted
      0,50$ 90man - busted
      1$ 180man - busted
      Hot 1,10$ - busted
      1$ 180man - busted
      0,25$ 90man - busted

      Better luck tomorrow.

      Current bankroll: 49,60$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Study session
      I was watching Turbo MTT coaching wCollin Moshman & Ryan Laplante


      Saturday Playing session

      Hot 1,10$ - busted
      0,50$ 90man - bubbled
      0,50$ 180man - 11th for 0,76$ sick last hand
      Poker Stars, $0.45 Buy-in (1,250/2,500 blinds, 250 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 6 Players
      Poker Tools by CardRunners - Hand Details

      UTG: 12,104 (4.8 bb)
      MP: 28,821 (11.5 bb)
      CO: 28,101 (11.2 bb)
      BTN: 16,476 (6.6 bb)
      SB: 45,396 (18.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): 14,820 (5.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:heart: A:club:
      4 folds, SB raises to 45,146 and is all-in, Hero calls 12,070 and is all-in

      Flop: (30,640) 5:heart: 5:diamond: 5:club: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: (30,640) A:heart: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: (30,640) Q:heart: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: 30,640 pot
      Final Board: 5:heart: 5:diamond: 5:club: A:heart: Q:heart:
      SB showed K:heart: 5:spade: and won 30,640 (15,820 net)
      Hero showed J:heart: A:club: and lost (-14,820 net)



      Current bankroll: 48,26$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Sunday Playing session

      Bigger 1,10$ -busted
      0,50$ 180man - busted
      1$ 180man - busted
      1,10$ Jumbo Shrimp - busted
      1,10 Hyper-turbo 3 rebuys - busted
      0,55$ Hyper-turbo - 1,27$
      Hotter 1,10$ - busted
      1,10 Micro Madness - busted

      Current bankroll: 39,78$

      Week full of Study sessions ahead.

      I will play buy-ins lower then 0,55$ from now till I build a bankroll over 50$.
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Friday Studying session

      Top five MTT Leaks Today
      Thanks Pokerstrategy for this early Christmas gift in the News
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Playing session
      1$ 180man - busted
      Big 1,10$ - busted
      1$ 180man - busted
      0,50$ 90man - busted
      0,50$ 180man - busted
      Big 0,55$ - busted
      1,10$ + R - busted
      0,50$ 180man - busted
      0,50$ 45man - busted
      0,50$ 90man - busted
      0,10$ 360man - busted

      Oh, I forgot I planned to play only under 0,55$ tournaments :f_mad:
      Such a bad bankroll management.
      I also should stop multitabling, it significantly makes my play worse.

      Current bankroll: 32,43$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Micro Saturday Playing session

      0,50$ 45man - busted
      0,50$ 45man - 2,53$
      0,50$ 90man - busted
      0,10$ 360man - busted
      0,50$ 9man - busted
      0,50$ 9man - busted
      2x 0,55$ Hyper-turbo - 2,90$

      I played only 2 tables at the time. Much better for me.

      Current bankroll: 34,16$ ................. Micro :profit:
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Sunday Playing session

      0,25$ 45man - busted
      0,50$ 45man - busted
      0,50$ 90man - busted
      0,50$ 9man - 0,79$
      0,50$ 45man - busted
      2x 0,55$ Hyper-turbo - busted
      2xBigger 0,55$ - busted
      0,50 180man - busted
      0,10$ 360man - busted

      Current bankroll: 29,90$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Micro Playing session

      0,50$ 9man - 0,79$
      0,50$ 9man - busted
      0,50$ 9man - 1,99$

      Current bankroll: 31,18$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Micro Playing session

      0,50$ 9man - buted
      0,50$ 9man - busted
      0,50$ 9man - 1,18$

      Current bankroll: 30,86$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Friday Study session

      https://cs.pokerstrategy.com/video/41571/

      And I played one 0,50$ 9man - busted
      just because I need to try if i fixed my Hud.

      Current bankroll: 30,36$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Saturday Playing session

      0,27$ hyper-turbo - busted
      0,50$ 180man - 1,78$
      Hot 0,55$ - 1$
      Big 0,55$ - 1,21$
      0,50$ 180man - busted
      0,50$ 180man - 0,76$

      Current bankroll: 32,24$

      Micro :profit: but I made some mistakes I really don't like :facepalm: . Hand review tomorrow.
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Hand review

      Here are some hands from yesterday's session. Those with link I posted to hand discussion forum. I will be more then happy if you leave your option there :f_thumbsup:

      0,27$ hyper-turbo
      0,27$ hyper-turbo Q4s CO
      0,27$ hyper-turbo ATo

      Busto hand
      PokerStars, $0.26 + $0.01 - Hold'em No Limit - 200/400 (100 ante) - 6 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG (Hero): 2,285 (6 bb)
      MP: 7,715 (19 bb)
      CO: 498 (1 bb)
      BU: 7,374 (18 bb)
      SB: 16,852 (42 bb)
      BB: 8,120 (20 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (1,200) Hero is UTG with A♣ 4♥
      Hero raises to 2,185 (all-in), MP 3-bets to 7,615 (all-in), CO calls 398 (all-in), 3 players fold

      Flop: (5,968) 6♦ Q♥ T♥ (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Turn: (5,968) 7♦ (3 players, 3 all-in)

      River: (5,968) 9♣ (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: 5,968

      Showdown:
      MP shows K♦ A♦ (high card, Ace - higher kicker)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 46%, Flop: 30%, Turn: 38%, River: 0%)

      UTG (Hero) shows A♣ 4♥ (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 16%, Flop: 6%, Turn: <1%, River: 0%)

      CO shows T♣ J♣ (a pair of Tens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 38%, Flop: 63%, Turn: 62%, River: 100%)

      MP wins 3,576
      CO wins 2,392

      #1 0,50$ 180man
      0,50$ 180man AQ postflop wetboard T shove s trips

      Busto hand
      PokerStars, $0.45 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 2,000/4,000 (400 ante) - 8 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 37,665 (9 bb)
      UTG+1: 51,310 (13 bb)
      MP: 48,871 (12 bb)
      MP+1: 9,350 (2 bb)
      CO (Hero): 3,948 (1 bb)
      BU: 10,838 (3 bb)
      SB: 86,080 (22 bb)
      BB: 21,938 (5 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (9,200) Hero is CO with K Q
      4 players fold, Hero calls 3,548 (all-in), 2 players fold, volandpiter snaps into a Slim Jim

      Flop: (12,296) 6 9 A (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (12,296) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (12,296) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 12,296

      Showdown:
      BB shows A Q (a pair of Aces)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 74%, Flop: 94%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

      CO (Hero) shows K Q (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 26%, Flop: 6%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

      BB wins 12,296

      Hands I played bad in my option
      #1
      PokerStars, $0.45 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 800/1,600 (150 ante) - 8 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 22,752 (14 bb)
      UTG+1 (Hero): 15,836 (10 bb)
      MP: 37,308 (23 bb)
      MP+1: 12,656 (8 bb)
      CO: 16,863 (11 bb)
      BU: 17,372 (11 bb)
      SB: 11,613 (7 bb)
      BB: 6,951 (4 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (3,600) Hero is UTG+1 with Q K
      1 fold, Hero raises to 3,200, 3 players fold, BTN 3-bets to 17,222 (all-in), SB calls 10,663 (all-in), 1 fold, UTG+1 (Hero) folds

      Flop: (28,926) 5 9 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (28,926) K (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (28,926) 8 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 28,926

      Showdown:
      BU shows K A (a pair of Kings)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 70%, Flop: 13%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

      SB shows A 9 (a pair of Nines)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 30%, Flop: 87%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

      BU wins 28,926

      I shouldn't open KQo when I fold to raise

      #2
      PokerStars, $0.45 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 800/1,600 (150 ante) - 7 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 37,158 (23 bb)
      MP: 12,506 (8 bb)
      MP+1: 16,713 (10 bb)
      CO: 34,685 (22 bb)
      BU: 5,201 (3 bb)
      SB: 22,602 (14 bb)
      BB (Hero): 12,486 (8 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (3,450) Hero is BB with 6 A
      3 players fold, CO raises to 3,200, 2 players fold, BB (Hero) folds

      Total pot: 5,050
      CO wins 5,050
      I think this should be shove with A6o BB vs to CO

      #3
      PokerStars, $0.45 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,250/2,500 (250 ante) - 6 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 22,952 (9 bb)
      MP (Hero): 21,772 (9 bb)
      CO: 22,242 (9 bb)
      BU: 8,213 (3 bb)
      SB: 49,435 (20 bb)
      BB: 9,272 (4 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (5,250) Hero is MP with J K
      1 fold, Hero raises to 21,522 (all-in), CO 3-bets to 21,992 (all-in), BTN calls 7,963 (all-in), 2 players fold

      Flop: (56,257) 9 3 J (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Turn: (56,257) 6 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      River: (56,257) Q (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: 56,257

      Showdown:
      CO shows T T (a pair of Tens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 61%, Flop: 12%, Turn: 2%, River: 0%)

      MP (Hero) shows J K (a pair of Jacks)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 17%, Flop: 42%, Turn: 38%, River: 50%)

      BU shows J K (a pair of Jacks)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 22%, Flop: 47%, Turn: 60%, River: 50%)

      MP (Hero) wins 41,688
      BU wins 14,569

      Pure luck here, I shouldn't shove so early position KJo even with 8,6bb

      #4
      PokerStars, $0.45 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 2,000/4,000 (400 ante) - 8 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 18,038 (5 bb)
      UTG+1: 38,640 (10 bb)
      MP: 23,138 (6 bb)
      MP+1: 38,865 (10 bb)
      CO: 52,510 (13 bb)
      BU: 40,871 (10 bb)
      SB: 12,550 (3 bb)
      BB (Hero): 45,388 (11 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (9,200) Hero is BB with T Q
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to 8,000, 5 players fold, Hero calls 4,000

      Flop: (21,200) 4 8 Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets 12,000, Hero calls 12,000

      Turn: (45,200) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks

      River: (45,200) T (2 players)
      Hero bets 24,988 (all-in), UTG+1 calls 18,240 (all-in)

      Total pot: 81,680

      Showdown:
      BB (Hero) shows T Q (two pair, Queens and Tens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 37%, Flop: 86%, Turn: 86%, River: 0%)

      UTG+1 shows K J (a straight, Nine to King)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 63%, Flop: 14%, Turn: 14%, River: 100%)

      UTG+1 wins 81,680
      Little bit of cooler but I should bet on turn and I would probably win hand right there.

      #2 0,50$ 180man

      Busto hand
      PokerStars, $0.45 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 75/150 (15 ante) - 9 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 2,832 (19 bb)
      UTG+1: 1,445 (10 bb)
      MP: 2,986 (20 bb)
      MP+1: 1,435 (10 bb)
      LP: 2,910 (19 bb)
      CO (Hero): 1,306 (9 bb)
      BU: 2,175 (15 bb)
      SB: 3,918 (26 bb)
      BB: 6,765 (45 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (360) Hero is CO with 5 A
      5 players fold, Hero raises to 1,291 (all-in), 1 fold, SB 3-bets to 3,903 (all-in), 1 fold

      Flop: (2,867) 3 4 J (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (2,867) 8 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (2,867) 9 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 2,867

      Showdown:
      SB shows Q A (high card, Ace - higher kicker)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 72%, Flop: 70%, Turn: 84%, River: 100%)

      CO (Hero) shows 5 A (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 28%, Flop: 30%, Turn: 16%, River: 0%)

      SB wins 2,867

      I couldn't do much about this MTTSNG I was card dead most of the time. No good spots to play.

      #3 0,50$ 180man

      Busto hand
      PokerStars, $0.45 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 800/1,600 (150 ante) - 7 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 14,625 (9 bb)
      MP: 20,923 (13 bb)
      MP+1 (Hero): 9,674 (6 bb)
      CO: 20,315 (13 bb)
      BU: 26,942 (17 bb)
      SB: 10,071 (6 bb)
      BB: 12,518 (8 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (3,450) Hero is MP+1 with Q Q
      UTG raises to 14,475 (all-in), 1 fold, Hero calls 9,524 (all-in), 4 players fold

      Flop: (22,498) K K J (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (22,498) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (22,498) T (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 22,498

      Showdown:
      UTG shows Q A (a straight, Ten to Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 34%, Flop: 26%, Turn: 16%, River: 100%)

      MP+1 (Hero) shows Q Q (two pair, Kings and Queens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 66%, Flop: 74%, Turn: 84%, River: 0%)

      UTG wins 22,498

      I coudn't do much in this tournament. Nothing special.

      Hot 0,55$
      Hot 0,50$ UTG open MP 88 fold?

      Busto hand
      PokerStars, $0.50 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 800/1,600 (200 ante) - 9 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG (Hero): 5,924 (4 bb)
      UTG+1: 25,388 (16 bb)
      MP: 26,565 (17 bb)
      MP+1: 21,313 (13 bb)
      LP: 8,653 (5 bb)
      CO: 23,191 (14 bb)
      BU: 21,068 (13 bb)
      SB: 20,902 (13 bb)
      BB: 96,942 (61 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (4,200) Hero is UTG with A Q
      Hero raises to 5,724 (all-in), 4 players fold, CO calls 5,724, 3 players fold

      Flop: (15,648) 6 5 T (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (15,648) J (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (15,648) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 15,648

      Showdown:
      UTG (Hero) shows A Q (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 59%, Flop: 46%, Turn: 16%, River: 0%)

      CO shows J K (a pair of Jacks)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 41%, Flop: 54%, Turn: 84%, River: 100%)

      CO wins 15,648


      I was quite card dead but the biggest mistake is this hand. It's just to loose to shove KQo there.
      PokerStars, $0.50 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 600/1,200 (150 ante) - 9 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 33,768 (28 bb)
      UTG+1: 15,452 (13 bb)
      MP: 5,289 (4 bb)
      MP+1 (Hero): 13,178 (11 bb)
      LP: 29,388 (24 bb)
      CO: 11,945 (10 bb)
      BU: 13,782 (11 bb)
      SB: 5,839 (5 bb)
      BB: 10,497 (9 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (3,150) Hero is MP+1 with Q K
      3 players fold, Hero raises to 13,028 (all-in), 1 fold, CO calls 11,795 (all-in), 3 players fold

      Flop: (26,740) 5 7 9 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (26,740) T (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (26,740) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 26,740

      Showdown:
      MP+1 (Hero) shows Q K (high card, King)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 9%, Flop: 7%, Turn: 27%, River: 0%)

      CO shows K K (a pair of Kings)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 91%, Flop: 93%, Turn: 73%, River: 100%)

      CO wins 26,740


      Big 0,55$

      Busto hand :f_o: I didn't think much in this spot. Actually it's quiet obvious he has only KK+ :facepalm:
      PokerStars, $0.50 + $0.05 - Hold'em No Limit - 800/1,600 (125 ante) - 9 players
      Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

      UTG: 40,805 (26 bb)
      UTG+1: 33,228 (21 bb)
      MP: 123,585 (77 bb)
      MP+1: 58,031 (36 bb)
      LP: 58,207 (36 bb)
      CO: 6,758 (4 bb)
      BU: 11,627 (7 bb)
      SB: 45,719 (29 bb)
      BB (Hero): 34,331 (21 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (3,525) Hero is BB with A 4
      7 players fold, SB raises to 3,200, Hero 3-bets to 7,400, SB 4-bets to 14,400, Hero 5-bets to 34,206 (all-in), SB calls 19,806

      Flop: (69,537) 3 2 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (69,537) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (69,537) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 69,537

      Showdown:
      BB (Hero) shows A 4 (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 7%, Flop: 17%, Turn: 9%, River: 0%)

      SB shows A A (a pair of Aces)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 93%, Flop: 83%, Turn: 91%, River: 100%)

      SB wins 69,537
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Joined: 29.06.2015 Posts: 510
      Playing session
      Big 0,55$ - busted
      0,50$ 45man - busted
      0,50$ 90man - busted
      0,50$ 9man - 0,79$

      Current bankroll: 30,98$
    • mjez1
      mjez1
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      Joined: 29.06.2015 Posts: 510
      Hand review
      Big 0,55$
      Thin valuebet on the river?
      Small pairs shallow stacks