SharkySmurf first Blog

    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      Heya guys this will be my first time in doing this so any help is most appreciated. Im 25 years old from Essex, I work FT mon-fri on computers but have 2 months leave for unspoken reasons. Iv'e been playing poker on and off for about 7 years... but never really seriously.. im a super fast learner.. you'll be surprised. Well nows the time where im going to take it seriously.. post daily graphs and hands and listen to as much feedback as possible and improve my game as much as possible also.. so today is day 1. I hope you wish me the best of luck as I do all of you guys.. im playing NL .5 xD
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    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114


      Day 1

      im not sure how to make these bigger once ive uploaded them
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      This was the dip in the graph at the end today... I decided to take a small break so as not to tilt xD


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $4.71
      BB:
      $7.88

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: , A:heart:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.40) 3:heart: , 4:spade: , J:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BB raises to $7.68 (All-In), Hero calls $4.21 (All-In), BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($9.42) 7:diamond:
      River: ($9.42) 6:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $9.42

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Ad Ah)
      BB shows two pairs, jacks and sixes (Js 6s)

      BB wins with two pairs, jacks and sixes (Js 6s)
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
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      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Welcome back Sharky,

      Good to see you blogging my friend and I will be a regular reader.

      Your playing BSS I'm guessing from your stack size, looks like you've made a good solid start, keep it going :)

      Yeah, take frequent breaks, don't overplay too long a session and just concentrate on your A game. That sample hand is unfortunate, but it will happen occasionally, just forget it and move on, your doing great already.

      Good luck buddy,


      Bart
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Hey newbie.
      welldone on taking the time to create a blog.
      Good to see you active.
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      Heya cheers Bart and Kyle and thanks for looking, I carried on and am just taking an hour rest now.. its going ok I think... I think im rather good at dealing with the bad beats.

    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      dude if your playing NL5, your running HAWTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      Not sure what NL5 is or how the names work.. im playing the one with 0.02/0.05 blinds atm.. heres how today is starting out with a couple of the hands for any feedback.. hope everyone is going well =]



      Hand 1


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $7.02
      Hero:
      $10.94

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:club: , K:diamond:
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.25, Hero raises to $0.75, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.57) 8:club: , 5:club: , 8:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.20, MP2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.57

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of eights (Ac Kd)

      Hero wins with a pair of eights (Ac Kd)

      Hand 2


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $5.94
      Hero:
      $4.88

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 8:diamond: , 8:heart:
      MP2 raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($0.47) K:spade: , 9:spade: , 9:club: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.97) 9:heart: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.00, MP2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.97

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a full-house, nines full of eights (8d 8h)

      Hero wins with a full-house, nines full of eights (8d 8h)

      Hand 3 - Was I right to get it all in on the flop?


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $4.95
      UTG2:
      $5.25

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:diamond: , A:diamond:
      UTG2 raises to $0.20, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.18, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.45) 5:diamond: , 7:diamond: , 8:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, UTG2 raises to $1.80, Hero raises to $4.75 (All-In), UTG2 calls $2.95.

      Turn: ($9.95) 5:club:
      River: ($9.95) 8:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $9.95

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Qd Ad)
      UTG2 shows two pairs, jacks and eights (Jc Jh)

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high (Qd Ad)

      Hand 5


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $5.00
      BU:
      $10.53

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , K:spade:
      5 folds, BU raises to $0.20, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BU calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.22) 7:heart: , K:heart: , 5:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BU raises to $1.50, Hero calls $0.90.

      Turn: ($4.22) T:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.25, Hero raises to $2.90 (All-In), BU calls $0.65.

      River: ($10.02) 3:club: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10.02

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of kings (As Ks)
      BU shows high card ace with king kicker (Ac 8s)

      Hero wins with a pair of kings (As Ks)
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      Today hasn't been great so far but I did just have a nice hand what do you guys think? :s_confused:


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $4.95
      BB:
      $5.00
      UTG1:
      $26.56
      MP2:
      $4.45
      BU:
      $5.99

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9:spade: , 9:diamond:
      UTG1 calls $0.05, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.05, 2 folds, BU calls $0.05, Hero calls $0.03, BB raises to $0.25, UTG1 calls $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20, BU folds, Hero calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($1.05) 5:club: , 9:club: , 8:spade: (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20, UTG1 calls $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($1.85) 8:heart: (4 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG1 bets $0.50, MP2 calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, BB calls $0.50.

      River: ($3.85) J:diamond: (4 players)
      Hero bets $1.00, BB calls $1.00, UTG1 raises to $4.25, MP2 calls $3.50 (All-In), Hero calls $3.00 (All-In), BB folds, UTG1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $16.35

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a full-house, nines full of eights (9s 9d)
      UTG1 shows a straight, queen high (Td Qd)
      MP2 shows a straight, jack high (7h Ts)

      Hero wins with a full-house, nines full of eights (9s 9d)
    • Gabinr1
      Gabinr1
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      Joined: 05.04.2009 Posts: 7,755
      Good luck mate! :s_thumbsup:


      PS: write some goals
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      NL## just means the limit you play, and is always shown in cents
      For example, NL5 = No Limit 5c (5c being your big blidd and obviously small blind being 1/2 of your big blind, but in this case 2c.)
      so, NL50 is No limit 50c, small blind being 25c.
      Also to the extreme of NL1000 which is No Limit 1000c or $10 and small blind being 500c or $5 but once you reach $2 as big blind, you usually write it as 1/2 or 3/6 being $'s.
      Hope this helped and makes sense.
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114


      This is how yesterday ended up... Wasn't impressed.. though I managed to stay calm which I liked :) and yes cheers Kyle I get it now I think xD

      ps. My first goal is to get to $300/$400 in roll and move to NL10 asap... I'm not sure how strict I'm going to be with BRM hense I put the £300 or $400.
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      I thought I would post a couple of the hands I wasn't too keen on from yesterday.

      Hand 1


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $3.52
      Hero:
      $6.03
      MP1:
      $2.38
      MP2:
      $5.39

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , K:diamond:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, MP2 calls $0.05, 3 folds, SB calls $0.03, Hero raises to $0.30, MP1 calls $0.25, MP2 calls $0.25, SB folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) 4:diamond: , 5:spade: , 3:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, MP1 calls $0.40, MP2 calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($2.15) J:club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.40, MP2 calls $0.40, Hero folds.

      River: ($2.95) Q:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, MP2 checks.

      Final Pot: $2.95

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows a pair of sevens (7d 7h)
      MP1 shows a pair of tens (Td Tc)

      MP1 wins with a pair of tens (Td Tc)

      Hand 2


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $15.50
      MP2:
      $3.34
      CO:
      $4.98

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: , K:heart:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.05, MP3 folds, CO raises to $0.20, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.55, CO folds.

      Flop: ($1.45) 7:diamond: , 8:club: , T:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, MP2 calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($2.45) Q:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, MP2 raises to $2.24 (All-In), Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.05
    • Backcushion
      Backcushion
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      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 816
      Hey,been reading your hands.
      You should post more of them on hands forum,your betting is very weird,you give too much odds to opponents etc.
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      Originally posted by Backcushion
      Hey,been reading your hands.
      You should post more of them on hands forum,your betting is very weird,you give too much odds to opponents etc.
      Any advice is more than welcome! though don't have too much time to keep posting in both bits lol :P