Hard way to make easy money

    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      Hi guys.

      My name is Dorian Vicol and I decided to start my blog today. First of all I will be sorry for my mistakes as english is a foreign language for me.
      So to get things started I have been playing for like a year and a half and lately started to take poker really seriously.
      I have registered through pokerstrategy on full tilt and i have another account on pokerstars which is not tracked by ps. Anyways my ftilt br is at 37.48$ because i was a bit stupid plus i had a downswing after i took 3rd in daily dollar rebuy winning 800$.
      Playing in those 10+1$ tourneys and 20+2$ really got me broke.
      About cash games i really think they get me to tilt though overall i'm a winning player.
      I will try to build my br to 30k.
      That is the main goal using a proper brm. cash games 20buy-ins till nl25 where i will go with the 25buy-ins on.
      Tourneys will be 2%.
      I don't play sngs cause i rly don't like the variation of the ICM. (not my style)

      So as many pros say poker is a hard way to make easy money. I will be starting tomorrow with my full coverage of my play.

      I would really like your support and my decision to start the blog is getting advices and this would motivate me and not get to tilt. Any feedback is welcome (especially bad ones). :)
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    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      It's a long way to the top, good luck on your journey!
    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      thx
    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      Okay. So this night i played Nl2 :) . I won 1.12$ played 178 hands in 45.7 minutes. and busted in 1$ turbo MTT.
      Br: 37.33$
      BTW I would like to know which is the best way to build your BR. Is it BSS SSS or FL?

      Today i played NL2 BSS. 99 hands : -0.39$ 26.4mins; br:36.94$

      switching to sss.

      SSS nl10 down to 30.33$

      played FL SH down to 28.67$

      taking a break. ';..;'
    • MrPavlos
      MrPavlos
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      Joined: 12.02.2009 Posts: 553
      Hey adelush,imo SSS at NL10 is the best way to earn some $$$,but ofc it is very swingy so be prepared.
      Apart from that,good luck with ur goal and good luck at the tables

      Cheers :f_cool:
    • adeiush
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      thx for the reply.
      I have played the SSS already but right now i don't have the br for nl10 SSS i need to play nl5 SSS.
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      If you are planing to climb up to higher stakes in future then play SH BSS NL since those games are more profitable and popular (more swingy also).
    • adeiush
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      Okay. So this night i started to play my pokerstars account.
      I believe mainly due to the fact that ftilt hasn't been nice to me for like a month.
      I won a 2.20$ turbo 180 players - 108$ and another one 6th place. - 18$
      now pokerstars account br:198.70$
      Due to the fact that i have a larger br and can play larger stakes on ps i will be playing on it and updating the news.
      Goal still 30k.

      I continued my night playing NL10 SH BSS winning 4.30$ : br: 203$

      played another 2.20$ turbo 180 sng 6th place and another one busted.
      a 1$ mtt bust and some nl10 sh bss : 237 hands +11.75$ 38.3mins

      br:212.20$
    • adeiush
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      Hi guys.

      Today i continued to play. Some turbo sngs 180 only 1 6th place some tourneys all busted and some nl10 sh bss lost some. Anyways this night i played some Nl10 won some and a MTT busted on the bubble Q5 vs QQ on flop T55 with case Q on the river 1 outer. Anyways i don't care much about this 1 outer is 2% and it's ok to happen from time to time - like once in 50 hands (normal rate).
      I'm playing quite well and will update about my night.

      So BR:194.81$

      Stay tuned for updates :)
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Hi adeiush,

      If I were you, I would focus more on playing cashgames for now then playing those 180-man MTT's because I think it's easier to build a nice starting roll with the cashgames.

      Just my 2 cents.

      Good luck!
    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      Thx for the advice. I realized that myself and started to play 4tables Nl10 SH and mtts cause those are rly soft. mb i will be playing only cash so that i can focus better. anyways graph till now comming up soon. I play +EV so i expect an upswing.

      Stay tuned :)



      Any feedback or advices accepted. Please feel free to express yourselves.
    • adeiush
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      Hi guys.

      Today i'm playing again nl10 sh bss.
      I'm uploading another graph.

      I started to feel pretty confortable with nl10 sh so now playing 6t and full concentration. I play 500 hands then take a break for 5-10 mins. Works well for me.

      Today I'm up but still expecting more.

    • fun101rockets
      fun101rockets
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      u shouldnt complain when u r up 5BI ($50) at ANY limit in 2K hands
    • adeiush
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      Not complaining at all.
      I continueed to play and the EV showed itself. I ran very well actually

      Here's the proof:


      Here's some more values

      284.3 min played. nl10. 1503 hands. +37.65$. 7.95$/hr. $EV 37.52$.
      5.4 AVG player. VPIP 20.2%. PFR 13.8%. 3BET 3.8%. AGG 1.95. WTSD 33.9 (too much but many free plays). W$SD 45.5. Rake - 13.94$

      This was 6tabling.
      Quite exhausted now.

      Btw thx for the reply. W8ting for more. Anything to say about my play? I would like to hear about mb mistakes or values or anything.

      Thx in advance.
    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      Y and btw i'm not up 50$ thats actually all-in EV. :)
    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      Hi guys.
      Today i played another session.

      I'm up again. Running pretty well.



      Now i'm up 5BI :)
    • adeiush
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      Hi guys. Have been off for 2 days but played one and had a downswing. Now BR 188.44$

      Will be updating with graphs/
    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      Hi.

      This night and today i played 2142 hands. I'm up 60.8$.

      Night graph.



      MTRatio:5.42 Mins:66 Hands:511 +10.03BB/100
      Day graph.



      MTR:5.12 Mins:183 Hands:1631 15.5BB/100
      BR:248.49$
    • adeiush
      adeiush
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      Hi this night I had a downswing:



      Today went better:





      Any questions or information wanted stats or anything just write. Thx
    • adeiush
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      Y and BR: 223.39$