2nd life

    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      2nd Life 
       


       
      About me 
       

      My nickname is, as you can see, anstaendig. I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world called Cologne in Germany. In July I'll party my 23rd birthday. Currently I'm playing poker for living but I'm going to study Technical Business Administration starting in September.


      About my poker carreer  
       

      I started poker back in 2006 when I heard something about pokerstrategy.com in the radio during a shower(I always listen to the radio when I take a shower). As most of you I started by playing SSS without any real success and stopped poker again. It took me really long to really concentrate on poker and evolve a will to improve my game so I just hung around and played a bit, stopped playing, started over again and so on. Last year I finally managed to really try to learn and improve all that is needed to become a successful poker player. All in all it went pretty well and it ended in grinding for living since this February. I can't say I'm one of those lucky guys who just hit an amazing upswing and went up the limitladder. I really had bad times with aweful downswings but in the end my will to not give up was really worthwhile.


      About this project  
       

      First of all it has always been great fun for me to blog. In second I kind of lost the fun by grinding thousands of hands everyday so I decided to start this project called 2nd life. Basically I'll just start a second bankroll as I was a newcomer who's trying to build his bankroll but with a more aggressive bankroll management. As I had 86,72$ left in my PartyPoker account balance I decided to start with that decent amount.
      By aggressive bankroll management I mean that I will play a limit as soon as I have 15 buyins and drop down if I just have 20 remaining buyins for the next lower limit. I will post a graph and maybe some interesting hands everyday I play and also keep updating an overall graph in this main post. After moving up a limit I'll also post a graph only from that limit I've "beaten" so far.

      • Bankroll: 646,18$
      • Profit: 394,42$
      • Referal: 92,18$
      • Rakeback: 20$
      • Boni: 86,74$
      • Promotions: 5$
      • Sportbets: 23,34$
      • Hands played: 22377
      • Current limit: NL25
      NL5 - done 



      NL10 - done 



      NL25 



      Overall 



      I hope you'll enjoy this blog as much as I do and I also hope some feedback :)
  • 32 replies
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Looks interesing.
      Good luck with your 2nd life. :)
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      My project is running pretty well. I reached about 2.000 hands and it's still a lot of fun. Due to the TaF program I'm gonna add 50$ to my bankroll in a few days so I will be able to play 10nl soon with 150$. I also might clear the bonus from pp by playing 10nl. With 325$ I'll move up to 25nl. Let's see how I'll roll...
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      Just finished playing by around 3.000 hands. During the last 1.000 hands nothing really happened. It was just an "up'n'down" with a breakeven ending :) . By the next days I'll probably move up to 10nl...
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Due to a referal program via another affiliate I recieved 42.18$ which I instantly deposited on pp. 50$ from ps will also come in a few days so I'll be able to play 25nl soon...
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      My first 10nl hands went OK, lost some standard pots (KK < AA) and was sucked out about three times. At 10nl I'm pretty sure I can clear that bonus of around 85$. With the extra 50$ I'll be able to play 25nl soon with 325$! Hope it's not gonna take too long ;)
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      After 5.000 played hands I can say it's still a lot of fun doing this project. Last week I placed a bet on FC Bayern Munich against FC Barcelona which I lost ^^. I only got 15 days remaining to clear the bonus and I've just cleared around 16%. I hope I'll find the time to clear this one.
    • 1wayman
      1wayman
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      Joined: 08.09.2008 Posts: 430
      gl, how much is BR now, would be fine if u post grraphs at end of each report, or is a graph from upper post being updated eachtime?
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      yeah, the graph in the first post is always updated
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      next 1000 hands have been played... can't say I'm running that good but villains are just so fkn bad. I still need around 125$ to move up
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      I also decided not to just post the updated overall graph but my daily graphs as well so stay tuned... :)
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Today's session went pretty well in comparison with yesterday where I los around one buyin. I also requested my 50$ TaF payout which I'll recieve during the next two days I hope.

      ¬ today's graph:


      Maybe I'll start also posting some of the biggest hands starting tomorrow to get this blog a bit more exciting.
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      I just made another sportsbet for today's UEFA CUP football games. Here is my bet:

      Dynamo Kyiv - Paris (1.73)
      Manchester City - Hamburger SV (2.00)
      Marseille - Shakhtar Donetsk (1.75)

      ¬ bet: 10$
      ¬ combined odds: 6.06
      ¬ possible payout: 60.60$
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      2nd bet I lost... I think I'll stop betting on sports games :D
    • DevilDonk
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      nice blog, i wish u luck, but u should really quit sports betting as that second bet was really bad :) , Shakhtar Donetsk is way better than Marseille even awy from home. GL
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Yeah I thought about that after I placed that bet ^^
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Today's been a pretty good day. Nothing special happened.

      ¬ today's graph:

      As the PartyPoker pointsystem recently changed I've no chance to clear my bonus. As soon as I recieve that 50$ from pokerstrategy I'm going to move to betfair and clear a bonus there.
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Here is a hand which I completely missplayed. I thought he'd call me down with the Ad+pair and I maybe get him to fold his hand on the river :\

      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      PartyPoker
      4 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Profiles and Stacks:
      CO ($6.69) 21.1/12.3/9.0 (57)
      Hero (BTN) ($14.55) 18.8/15.1/3.2 (8167)
      SB ($10.00) 13.6/12.7/3.7 (118)
      BB ($11.05) 35.9/15.0/4.9 (153)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 4 players) Hero is BTN 9:spade: T:heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.40, 1 fold, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: 4:diamond: K:diamond: 8:diamond: ($0.85, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.60, BB calls $0.60

      Turn: 5:heart: ($2.05, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50

      River: 3:club: ($5.05, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.29, BB raises to $7.33, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $15.67

      BB wins $15.09 ( won +$5.26 )
      Hero lost -$5.79
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Today I played over 1.000 hands and I'm still running pretty well allthough I made all the money in the last couple hands.

      ¬ today's graph:


      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      PartyPoker
      5 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Profiles and Stacks:
      UTG ($8.80) 15.5/10.4/1.7 (193)
      Hero (CO) ($14.76) 18.9/15.1/3.1 (9191)
      BTN ($10.05) 33.3/0.0/4.0 (9)
      SB ($10.67) 50.0/25.0/4.5 (48)
      BB ($15.46) 18.3/16.7/8.0 (120)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 5 players) Hero is CO 7:diamond: 7:spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.35, 1 fold, SB calls $0.30, 1 fold

      Flop: 9:diamond: 9:heart: 7:heart: ($0.80, 2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.57, SB raises to $1.14, Hero calls $0.57

      Turn: A:heart: ($3.08, 2 players)
      SB bets $2.93, Hero calls $2.93

      River: 4:club: ($8.94, 2 players)
      SB goes all-in $6.25, Hero calls $6.25

      Final Pot: $21.44
      SB shows: 9:spade: A:club:
      Hero shows: 7:diamond: 7:spade:

      SB wins $20.44 ( won +$9.77 )
      Hero lost -$10.67
      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      PartyPoker
      6 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Profiles and Stacks:
      UTG ($12.64) 9.5/7.1/1.0 (42)
      UTG+1 ($9.70) 14.3/11.9/2.0 (42)
      CO ($3.45) 31.0/4.8/0.8 (42)
      Hero (BTN) ($10.69) 18.9/15.1/3.1 (8763)
      SB ($10.23) 63.6/27.3/7.0 (11)
      BB ($6.90) 21.4/11.9/4.0 (42)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Hero is BTN A:heart: J:diamond:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.40, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.40, SB calls $0.35, 1 fold

      Flop: A:spade: 2:diamond: 9:heart: ($1.30, 3 players)
      SB bets $1.24, UTG+1 folds, Hero calls $1.24

      Turn: 3:heart: ($3.78, 2 players)
      SB bets $3.60, Hero calls $3.60

      River: 6:diamond: ($10.98, 2 players)
      SB goes all-in $4.99, Hero calls $4.99

      Final Pot: $20.96
      SB shows: A:club: 6:spade:
      Hero shows: A:heart: J:diamond:

      SB wins $19.96 ( won +$9.73 )
      UTG+1 lost -$0.40
      Hero lost -$10.23
      All the other hands were pretty standard.
      As soon as I reach the 10.000 hands mark I'll post and overview with some stats based on the different limits and so one. I think I'll manage to do that today but first I have to go out and play some soccer CAUSE THE SUN IS SHINING... :)
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
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      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      Today I played some hands on NL10 and then decided to move up to NL25. Allthough I just got 13 instead of 15 buyins I know I'll get 50$ from pokerstrategy around the next days so I can say I got enough stacks :D . Everything went ok on my first NL25 hands, just lost one big hand:

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      PartyPoker
      5 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Profiles and Stacks:
      UTG ($26.60) 19.0/19.0/3.0 (21)
      CO ($27.04) 18.2/13.6/2.0 (22)
      BTN ($3.40) 35.3/5.9/5.0 (17)
      SB ($21.07) 41.9/9.3/1.0 (43)
      Hero (BB) ($35.37) 18.9/15.1/3.3 (10929)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 5 players) Hero is BB T:club: K:club:
      3 folds, SB calls $0.15, Hero raises to $1, SB calls $0.75

      Main Pot ($2)
      SB: 38.80% (EV = -$0.22)
      Hero: 61.20% (EV = $0.22)

      Flop: 8:heart: T:diamond: 5:heart: ($2, 2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.42, SB raises to $5, Hero raises to $34.36, SB goes all-in $15.07

      Main Pot ($42.14)
      SB: 62.60% (EV = $6.31)
      Hero: 37.40% (EV = -$5.31)

      Side Pot #1 ($14.29)
      Hero: 100.00% (EV = $0.00)

      Turn: 7:club: ($56.43, 2 players)

      Main Pot ($42.14)
      SB: 100.00% (EV = $42.14)
      Hero: 0.00% (EV = $0.00)

      Side Pot #1 ($14.29)
      Hero: 100.00% (EV = $14.29)

      River: T:heart: ($56.43, 2 players)

      Main Pot ($42.14)
      SB: 100.00% (EV = $42.14)
      Hero: 0.00% (EV = $0.00)

      Side Pot #1 ($14.29)
      Hero: 100.00% (EV = $14.29)

      Final Pot: $56.43
      SB shows: J:heart: 9:heart:
      Hero shows: T:club: K:club:

      SB wins $39.64 ( won +$18.57 )
      Hero wins $14.29 ( lost -$21.07 )
      Graph:
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