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    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Originally posted by sm112
      Post your stats (vpip, pfr, 3-bet, ats etc.) since your downswing started and stats for 15k hands before the downsing. Also post last 20 hands where you lost or won a stack, without results (together with villains stats). You can delete them afterwards if I have looked them through.

      15k hands... Before swing.




      From the start of my swing/bad play, I ain't arguing if I am in the wrong, please share why.....




      And now for the 20 hands. I'll do the last 20 where I won or lost 10BB or greater...


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2(Hero):
      $13.20
      MP1:
      $8.55
      MP2:
      $17.10
      MP3:
      $50.00
      CO:
      $32.15
      BU:
      $50.00
      SB:
      $43.95
      BB:
      $72.75
      UTG1:
      $60.05

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with J, J.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $2, 3 folds, CO raises to $6, 3 folds, Hero raises to $13.2(All-In), CO calls $7.20.

      Flop: ($27.15) 6, 9, A (2 players)

      Turn: ($27.15) 7 (2 players)

      River: ($27.15) T (2 players)

      Final Pot: $27.15.


      CO Stats...

      VPIP = 12
      PFR = 9
      3 Bet = 4
      4.9k Hands

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $9.20
      BU:
      $10.85
      SB:
      $15.10
      BB(Hero):
      $9.95
      UTG1:
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $39.20
      MP1:
      $58.30
      MP2:
      $62.75
      MP3:
      $12.95

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 8.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $1.5, 3 folds, SB calls $1.25, Hero calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($4.50) 3, 8, A (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.50, MP2 raises to $8, SB calls $8.00, Hero raises to $8.45, MP2 calls $0.45, SB calls $0.45.

      Turn: ($29.85) 9 (3 players)
      SB bets $5.15, MP2 calls $5.15.

      River: ($40.15) 6 (3 players)

      Final Pot: $40.15.

      MP2 Stats...

      VPIP = 21
      PFR = 8
      3 Bet = 1
      Hands = 447

      SB Stats.....

      VPIP = 57
      PFR = 9
      3 Bet = 8
      Hands = 131

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $32.85
      BU:
      $20.60
      SB:
      $50.00
      BB:
      $56.25
      UTG2:
      $52.10
      MP1:
      $23.25
      MP2(Hero):
      $9.75
      MP3:
      $53.90

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, A.
      UTG2 raises to $2, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $4.5, 5 folds, UTG2 raises to $12.5, Hero calls $5.25(All-In).

      Flop: ($23.00) A, 5, 3 (2 players)

      Turn: ($23.00) K (2 players)

      River: ($23.00) 6 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $23.00.

      UTG2 Stats....

      Unknown!


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $37.05
      MP1(Hero):
      $15.55
      MP2:
      $89.55
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $11.20
      BU:
      $50.75
      SB:
      $80.80
      BB:
      $29.25
      UTG1:
      $50.00

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, A.
      UTG1 calls $0.50, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $2.5, MP2 calls $2.50, 6 folds.

      Flop: ($6.25) 7, Q, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.50, MP2 raises to $12, Hero raises to $13.05, MP2 calls $1.05.

      Turn: ($32.35) 4 (2 players)

      River: ($32.35) 7 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $32.35.

      MP2 Stats....

      VPIP = 12
      PFR = 8
      3Bet = 4
      Hands = 322


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $56.20
      SB:
      $23.50
      BB(Hero):
      $10.00
      UTG1:
      $50.00
      UTG2:
      $56.45
      MP1:
      $43.65
      MP2:
      $80.10
      MP3:
      $12.70
      CO:
      $14.45

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3, 8.
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.50, 2 folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.50) K, T, 9 (3 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00, MP3 calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($4.50) 6 (3 players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $4, MP3 folds, SB calls $2.50.

      River: ($12.50) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $2.00, Hero raises to $4.5(All-In), SB calls $2.50.

      Final Pot: $21.50.


      SB Stats...

      VPIP = 20
      PFR = 8
      3 Bet= 0
      Hands = 2.2k

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $41.50
      MP3:
      $15.30
      CO(Hero):
      $9.75
      BU:
      $51.15
      SB:
      $40.65
      BB:
      $11.25
      UTG1:
      $99.20
      UTG2:
      $40.45
      MP1:
      $34.45

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, J.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.50, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 folds, Hero calls $0.50, BU folds, SB calls $0.25, BB checks.

      Flop: ($2.50) 2, 7, 6 (5 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG2 bets $1.50, MP2 folds, Hero calls $1.50, SB folds, BB folds.

      Turn: ($5.50) J (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $4.00, Hero raises to $7.75(All-In), UTG2 calls $3.75.

      River: ($21.00) T (2 players)

      Final Pot: $21.00.

      UTG2 Stats....

      VPIP = 27
      PFR = 8
      3 Bet = 0
      Hands = 108

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $50.00
      MP2:
      $50.00
      MP3:
      $20.05
      CO(Hero):
      $9.75
      BU:
      $14.90
      SB:
      $12.10
      BB:
      $33.00
      UTG2:
      $16.00

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, K.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $2, 2 folds, BB raises to $33(All-In), Hero calls $7.75(All-In).

      Flop: ($43.00) 4, J, 2 (2 players)

      Turn: ($43.00) K (2 players)

      River: ($43.00) Q (2 players)

      Final Pot: $43.00.

      BB Stats....

      VPIP = 12
      PFR = 8
      3 Bet = 4
      Fold BB To Steal = 81
      Hands = 8.8k

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $46.50
      MP3:
      $10.50
      CO:
      $28.45
      BU(Hero):
      $9.25
      SB:
      $7.25
      BB:
      $50.00
      UTG2:
      $25.95
      MP1:
      $8.50

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $2, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $7, CO folds, Hero raises to $9.25(All-In), 3 folds, MP3 calls $2.25.

      Flop: ($21.25) K, 7, J (2 players)

      Turn: ($21.25) 3 (2 players)

      River: ($21.25) A (2 players)

      Final Pot: $21.25.

      MP1 Stats....

      VPIP = 8
      PFR = 7
      3 Bet = 3
      Hands = 2.2k

      MP3....

      VPIP = 36
      PFR = 9
      3 Bet = 3
      Hands = 1.6k


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $51.55
      BB(Hero):
      $9.25
      UTG2:
      $51.55
      MP1:
      $67.15
      MP2:
      $47.35
      MP3:
      $50.00
      CO:
      $42.25
      BU:
      $33.10

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, Q.
      4 folds, CO raises to $1, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3, CO calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($6.25) T, A, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.00, CO calls $3.00.

      Turn: ($12.25) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.25(All-In), CO calls $3.25.

      River: ($18.75) 9 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $18.75.


      CO Stats....

      VPIP = 72
      PFR = 45
      3 Bet = 0
      ATS = 58
      Hands = 60

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $44.35
      MP3:
      $24.50
      CO(Hero):
      $9.25
      BU:
      $10.00
      SB:
      $11.65
      BB:
      $5.50
      UTG1:
      $95.90
      UTG2:
      $23.15
      MP1:
      $9.75

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, A.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.50, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50, Hero raises to $4, 5 folds, MP3 raises to $7.5, Hero raises to $9.25(All-In), MP3 calls $1.75.

      Flop: ($20.25) 7, 5, 4 (2 players)

      Turn: ($20.25) T (2 players)

      River: ($20.25) 8 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $20.25.


      MP3 Stats....

      VPIP = 33
      PFR = 7
      3 Bet = 3
      Hands = 168


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB(Hero):
      $8.75
      BB:
      $50.75
      UTG2:
      $36.60
      MP1:
      $23.80
      MP2:
      $27.05
      MP3:
      $26.75
      CO:
      $9.85
      BU:
      $49.70

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K.
      UTG2 raises to $2.5, MP1 calls $2.50, 2 folds, CO calls $2.50, BU folds, Hero raises to $8.75(All-In), BB folds, UTG2 calls $6.25, MP1 calls $6.25, CO folds.

      Flop: ($29.25) 6, 6, 3 (3 players)
      UTG2 bets $3.00, MP1 calls $3.00.

      Turn: ($35.25) 9 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP1 checks.

      River: ($35.25) 7 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP1 checks.

      Final Pot: $35.25.


      VPIP/PFR/3BET/Hands

      UTG2 = 27/18/0/11
      MP1 = Unknown
      CO = 40/5/0/40


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB(Hero):
      $9.50
      BB:
      $2.50
      UTG1:
      $14.10
      UTG2:
      $9.35
      MP1:
      $41.70
      MP2:
      $52.55
      MP3:
      $80.85
      CO:
      $31.35
      BU:
      $18.60

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K.
      6 folds, BU calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.5, BB calls $2.00(All-In), BU calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($7.50) 7, J, A (3 players)
      Hero bets $3.50, BU calls $3.50.

      Turn: ($14.50) K (3 players)
      Hero bets $3.50(All-In), BU calls $3.50.

      River: ($21.50) Q (3 players)

      Final Pot: $21.50.


      VPIP/PFR/3Bet/Hands

      BU = 80 VPIP only 5 hands though.
      BB = 21/7/3/1.8k

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $50.75
      CO:
      $10.00
      BU(Hero):
      $11.00
      SB:
      $50.70
      BB:
      $49.50
      UTG2:
      $50.00
      MP1:
      $31.40
      MP2:
      $29.50

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, A.
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.5, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $6, Hero raises to $11(All-In), MP2 calls $5.00.

      Flop: ($22.75) T, J, K (2 players)

      Turn: ($22.75) A (2 players)

      River: ($22.75) 9 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $22.75.


      MP2 played every hand since he sat down (9 hands) and was going to SD with any two.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $54.80
      SB:
      $50.00
      BB:
      $50.00
      UTG2:
      $10.15
      MP1(Hero):
      $9.25
      MP2:
      $9.25
      MP3:
      $61.70
      CO:
      $10.00

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K, A.
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $2, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $2.00, 3 folds, BB calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($6.50) 6, 6, 8 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.00, MP3 raises to $8, BB folds, Hero calls $4.25(All-In).

      Turn: ($21.75) 3 (2 players)

      River: ($21.75) 2 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $21.75.

      MP3 = 31/15/0/55
      BB = 11/9/3/2.2k

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $28.75
      BB(Hero):
      $9.25
      UTG2:
      $92.55
      MP1:
      $42.95
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $51.50
      CO:
      $83.80
      BU:
      $29.25

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, T.
      4 folds, CO calls $0.50, BU folds, SB raises to $2, Hero raises to $9.25(All-In), CO folds, SB calls $7.25.

      Flop: ($19.00) 8, 2, 6 (2 players)

      Turn: ($19.00) K (2 players)

      River: ($19.00) 3 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $19.00.

      SB Stats = 14/3/0/513 with ATS 7


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $50.00
      BB:
      $16.05
      UTG1:
      $56.70
      UTG2:
      $9.40
      MP1:
      $12.45
      MP2:
      $107.15
      MP3:
      $9.25
      CO:
      $7.75
      BU(Hero):
      $9.25

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $1.5, 3 folds, Hero raises to $4.5, 2 folds, MP1 raises to $12.45(All-In), Hero calls $4.75(All-In).

      Flop: ($22.45) J, K, 6 (2 players)

      Turn: ($22.45) K (2 players)

      River: ($22.45) J (2 players)

      Final Pot: $22.45.

      MP1 = Unknown


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3(Hero):
      $9.25
      CO:
      $7.75
      BU:
      $40.05
      SB:
      $47.50
      BB:
      $106.00
      UTG1:
      $16.20
      UTG2:
      $55.80
      MP1:
      $31.00
      MP2:
      $14.25

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, A.
      UTG1 raises to $1.5, 3 folds, Hero raises to $4, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $2.50.

      Flop: ($8.75) 5, 9, 4 (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $12.20(All-In), Hero calls $5.25(All-In).

      Turn: ($26.20) K (2 players)

      River: ($26.20) 5 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $26.20.


      No stats needed? Meh post 'em anyway

      10/8/3/3.3k

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $16.70
      BU:
      $20.80
      SB:
      $24.80
      BB:
      $35.25
      MP1(Hero):
      $9.25
      MP2:
      $74.90
      MP3:
      $36.25

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with T, T.
      Hero calls $0.50, MP2 calls $0.50, 4 folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($1.75) 4, 4, T (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.00, MP2 folds, BB calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.75) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.00, BB calls $2.00.

      River: ($7.75) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $5.75(All-In), BB calls $5.75.

      Final Pot: $19.25.


      BB = 27/2/0/64

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $30.35
      BB(Hero):
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $50.00
      MP1:
      $36.00
      MP2:
      $66.15
      MP3:
      $41.25
      CO:
      $61.85
      BU:
      $9.25

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 4, Q.
      4 folds, CO calls $0.50, BU folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.50) Q, 4, T (3 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero raises to $3, CO folds, SB calls $2.00.

      Turn: ($7.50) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $6.50(All-In), SB calls $6.50.

      River: ($20.50) 2 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $20.50.

      SB = 21/4/0/110 with ATS 0


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $22.95
      MP1:
      $14.80
      MP2:
      $3.00
      MP3:
      $86.20
      CO:
      $8.50
      BU(Hero):
      $9.75
      SB:
      $10.05
      BB:
      $32.15
      UTG1:
      $78.10

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, A.
      6 folds, Hero raises to $2, SB calls $1.75, BB folds.

      Flop: ($4.50) 2, A, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.50, SB raises to $6, Hero raises to $7.75(All-In), SB calls $1.75.

      Turn: ($20.00) 2 (2 players)

      River: ($20.00) Q (2 players)

      Final Pot: $20.00.


      SB = 32/7/0/39... No FTS or ATS stats availible.


      I hope that's what you wanted.. Took a while and I mixed them up a bit also so winning and losing hands aren't clumped together.
    • sm112
      sm112
      Black
      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 213
      Stats:

      Seems, that you haven't changed your play, stats are pretty much the same.

      Your aggression factor is quite high, maybe you should cbet less when you didn't hit the flop and does't have draws either. In NL100 people (donks) tend to check-raise or call down every flop when they hit a pair or every pocket pair they had. Maybe, because we are short and they don't feel they loose lot of money. So it's not profitable to cbet against a loose opponent with unimproved hand, both in and out of position. With pocket pairs we should of course bet bet bet (or check/raise against maniacs) against them (or bet/fold if at least 2 overcards appear and we don't have a OESD). We shouldn't cbet oop at all, and ip only if villain has a fairly high fold to flop cbet %.

      Your pfr and 3-bet seems to be a bit low. Download xarrys equity chart and start learning some advanced moves:

      Equity chart

      For example isolation 3-bets with AJ+ and 99+ against a loose raiser.

      You should also steal a bit more. Looser against tight ppl and tighter against loose ones. I usually raise only 3 bb from late position, it makes steal cheaper and have the same effect.

      And i think you should allways reraise all-in preflop, if you have a suitable hand and there's been at least a 3bb raise before you.

      About the hands:

      1. JJ - it's a fold. Villain's range is probably JJ+ AK and we have only 36,6% equity.

      2. A8s nh

      3. AKo raise directly all-in

      4. AA nh

      5. 83s nh

      6. AJs raise preflop. As played, nh

      7. AKo nh

      8. QQ against raise and a reraise we only play KK+ (or look at equity chart, if reraiser is loose). but in this case, both raiser and reraiser are SSS players so easy fold.

      9. QJo against as loose as villains range is, its still a coinflip, we don't have an advantage. If you decide to re-steal, go all-in (or call. Allthough we shorties are not supposed to call preflop, but I usually call very loose steal with suited connectors and suited gappers like KT, QT, Q9).

      As played, push flop directly or check/fold.

      10. AKs nh

      11. KK nh

      12. KK shove flop, but doesn't make much difference.

      13. AQ against such maniac nh

      14. AKs against 2 opps oop check/fold flop

      15. TT nh, allthough it's a coinflip if villains stats are right

      16. QQ nh, but in the future, push directly all-in

      17. AA nh, same story

      18. TT what's with the call? nh postflop

      19. Q4o nh

      20. AQs nh

      So, 3 stacks lost (1. 8. and 14, if I'm correct) due to bad play. 9. is questionable too. You can post another 10 hands from your next session and I can give my opinion, if you like.
    • sm112
      sm112
      Black
      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 213
      And about table select - I usually leave table if plrs/flop falls under 20
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      10 Stacks lost.....

      Hands 1 - 3

      Hands 7 - 11

      Hands 14 - 16

      All losers....

      But I am $240 under EV for the last 12k hands.

      The call on hand 18, is roughly where I stopped playing for a while, as I noticed change in my play. Playing scared I guess...

      Thank you, for taking the time to help me. On the cbet, maybe that is a major leak in my play, if I raised pre, whether I am IP or OOP I am placing a cbet.

      I am rearranging my HUD a little now to pick up some of the points you've raised.

      I'll change my LP raises to 3BB's also, if there is limpers I take it I would just play 3BB's +1BB for every limper.

      I have been worried about my PFR to be honest, but I couldn't really figure where I was going wrong, and I tried to loosen slightly, it's the A,J and K,Q that are mainly pulling this down I think, I very rarely raise with these hands if more than 2 people have limped into a pot, and depending on the VPIP, the occasional limp with A,Q instead of a raise. Guess more to work on.

      As for table selection, I only enter tables that are 20+, but if they are a little thin when I start my session if the average pot is $7+ then I will drop to 17%. I usually leave tables if the average VPIP drops to below 15 using HEM HUD stats.... I will up this to 20 as you suggest.

      Thanks again,

      Danny :)

      PS. I'll post the hands tomorrow evening :)
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      [center][b][i]Reached Platinum[/b][/center]


      So my swing may not be a swing after all, I may of been over playing and under playing hands, mix it with a small dose of bad luck and I guess that makes it likely. I guess blaming a losing streak on a downswing is a little bit of a cop out.
      It does seem like it happens together though, which makes it harder to handle.

      I reached platinum! Yay! Small achievement earned for losing money ?(

      I played only very few hands today, because I really wasn't in the mood and saw myself make a few mistakes. So decided to just call it a day, and stay away from the tables.

      With some help from sm112, I already see a few potential problems with my play, so I am going to cut down a few tables and try to work on those, and also implement Xarrys equity chart and see if this can pick up some of the slack. I think I may even just start with 4 tables, while I get used to some of the new plays I am now using so I don't feel rushed while I am looking at the chart etc.



      [b][u]
      Daily Results Round-Up[/b][/u]


      Stake: NL50
      Hands Played: 619
      Profit/Loss: -$46.10
      VPP's Gained: 136 (987 To Platinum VIP)
      Total VPP's Earned This Year: 7,754
      FPP's In Account: 281.50 (67.50 FPP's in Account. Bought $8 bonus at 500 FPP's)
      Bonuses Added Total: $234
      Deposited Total: $105
      Withdrawn Total: $300
      Last Completed Goal: Become Platinum
      Next Major Goal: Beat NL50 again (Completed Once.).
      With A View Too: Start NL100 Profitably (Failed Once).
      Added Non Essential Goal: Become Diamond! Last Four weeks: 3,083 SP's (4,399 Needed For Diamond)


      Current BR: $252.57
      Next Milestone: $800
      Highest BR To Date: $701




      Added the $8 bonus and played a little stud with it this was -$5.25. And was just the game I play for fun more than anything. A little break from SS'ing.[/i]
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Okay.... I am not ready to playing at NL50 obviously. I am still making stupid mistakes and it's costing me.

      I now take a week off playing SSS and I doubt I'll be back until the 1st of next month. I am going to try playing BSS and FL until then. So I won't be posting in my blog until the 1st June.

      When I come back I may even start a new blog. We'll see I guess... :)


      I'll still be around the forums, just not posting results etc... Oh yeah, I cleared upto the 70k VPP's on stars, but I won't be pushing for the 80k VPP's now.

      If I haven't got a roll, then supernova is hardly going to be of any use is it?

      See you in about a week,


      Danny
    • sm112
      sm112
      Black
      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 213
      Play the game you are best at. Don't lose your faith. I was down to 366$ exactly 10 days ago, my BR now is 1150$. Have played SSS in NL100 all the time, cause I knew I can beat this limit, only had to avoid tilt and stupid mistakes (like I know I wouldn't usually do this, but lets make an exception and see what villain has).
      Reread all the articles, try to figure out, which moves you have forgotten and refresh your strategical knowledge. Also start using the equity chart.
      Play less, but play on peak times, when there are more loose tables. Table-select, constantly open new tables from the top of the list and close tables that have fallen below 20% plrs/flop.
      And I'm happy to give my opinion about your hands, as long as you care to post them here. Maybe the fact, that you know I will look through all your hands, will force you to make better decisions :) And we can arrange a sweat session, if you tell me which programs I need for that..
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      6/5 on NL50?? Wow, that's pretty tight in my opinion!

      * Increase Steal %
      * Increase OpenRaise range
      * Increase Resteal %
      * Increase AFq
      * Slightly Decrease AF

      Give me your Standard Deviation as well ;)
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Well people, it's been fun (at times) playing the SSS, but I've given it an almighty tryout. And I can no longer play this way.

      As you see from people that do play the SSS well and have commented, I am making fatal errors, and to be honest, I have tried and tried with the SSS, and it just doesn't suit me.

      So, I was taking till the end of the month to decide my new plan of attack, but, I needed to look no further than the BSS. And this is the course I am now taking.
      To go with with the new BSS, I've changed from pokerstars (I just reached 500VPP's from SN too :( ) because at the lowest of the micro limits, you gain nothing by playing there. I recorded 6 VPP's across just under 600 hands.

      So, new poker room (Full Tilt - 27% rakeback, not tracked to PS though :( ), New Database, New Startegy, New things to learn, New sample hand section :D . And with all things in my poker world being new, I thought it maybe a good time to close this blog and begin another.

      I don't regret playing the SSS, as it taught me some very good things that will most certainly come into play throughout my lifetime of poker (I've decided I am a slave to the poker gods and they will never release me). I did make a profit overall, but the swingy-ness of the play is something I could never get to grips with. When you are up you feel like a god, cos you are usually up quite a bit, but when you are down, it hits your roll so hard, because of how the swings work.

      You can play situations correctly over 10,000 hands and still be in the red, where as you are down a lot in BSS then yeah okay some is due to suckouts, variance etc, but mainly up or down over extended periods of time, it reflects a lot more on the way you are playing.

      I did have a stab at FL, but I don't like the way people can get to the river so cheap, I like to apply pressure to my opponents when I am ahead, not merely throw out one blind giving him nice odds. I know this flips the other way also, but that also doesn't suit me.

      The reasons I never took up BSS before? I had gone up the limits in SSS and I found I was clearing promotions and bonuses etc. And when I switched to BSS using BRM I got none of these things. And it took a withdrawl and a downswing(bad play maybe) to force me down the limits at SSS. I then really looked at what I was doing. I was using SSS to chase bonuses and get my status up on pokerstars and on pokerstrategy, and being honest, I guess I wanted the platinum ranking etc etc..... Now? I want to be good at poker first. Gain the statuses if and when I deserve them, not cos I managed to play a basically push/fold strategy across multiple tables.

      I want to now boost my bankroll through my play not through bonuses.

      Anyway, this post has gone on for way to long.

      Maybe I'll see some of you at my new blog, maybe not,


      Danny :)
    • maya1984
      maya1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,741
      Hey Danny,

      I'm sorry to hear that this is the end of this blog as I enjoined reading it even though I'm not playing SSS. At the same time I'm glad hearing you are going to switch to BSS.
      It's the real game! :P
      Waiting to read your BSS blog.

      Maya
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Aww, I was so close to getting somewhere... Good times. :D

      I just re-read all of this :P
    • conall88
      conall88
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 1,715
      look to the future :)