This post has been edited 6 time(s), it was last edited by joeburrows: 15.03.2012 22:17.
I'm a 21 year old player, a student from Oxford University, with about 4 months' experience. Welcome to my new blog.
Firstly, a big hello to anyone reading. I hope my progress is of benefit to someone
So I got the $50 starting capital, and started playing the $1.25 SnGs on Full Tilt Poker. I've tried playing my best, and after hundreds of SnGs, my bank roll is now a measly $89.52 - The highest it has been is $95ish - and that was a few days ago. I play a few SnGs per day, and cash in maybe 1/3 of them, and now play the $2.25 SnGs.
I've recently purchased Harrington on Cash Games (after having read his tournament books). I've played a couple of the micro-limit $0.01-$0.02 ring games, but overall, I've not profited on them.
Today, I've played 8 SnGs; I came 1st in one, and 3rd in 2.
My future posts will have more details in them, this one was just to get the ball rolling.
OK so three things really today:
1.) Is the speed of my bankroll's progress normal?
2.) Are things like the PokerTracker or the PokerHub worth it at my level?
3.) Any questions and comments welcome!
welcome and good luck,
u are proggresing normally I guess, its jstu too big rake on those small limits so dont expect something huge
I had for ex. -ROI on 1dolar Sn and the higher I went the bettr ROI I got I played 500 SnG and my BR is 250 and I wasnt clearing any bonus
U dont need pokertracker or any HUDright now, it could be jsut good to keep track of ur profis, ROI etc but u can download free pokerscore program, jsut google it
My question is, which languages do u study? u study as Interpreter/transaltor?
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by joeburrows: 15.03.2012 22:18.
Hey again. Thanks for the replies - I'm glad to know my progress is normal. So, I played some more again last night, and after coming first in another, I then went on to lose several, and my br is now $86.55 - EEK! I played some NL2 as well. This brings my next question: how do I post hands, now that I have the poker elephant? (thanks for the tip-off btw, thedahl)
FakeDurrr - I'm studying [deleted for privacy reasons]. I'm really enjoying it, but am going into my final year, so am really going to have to get focussed and apply for jobs (just to tide me over, until my br is big enough to turn pro
in Elephant (or any other trackign software like Poker Tracker 3 HeM) u jsut find the hand u want to post(of coarse u have to import all hands from ur fulltilt HH file!, u convert it in hadn converter (one is also on this site or u can use deucescracked hand converter or others, jsut use google ) make osme ocmments to the hand and pos it
I tghink there are also instructions in a Hand judging forum.
Where are u from? GB or russia? How do u liek Slaw languages? u then can go and make ur blog in Russian community as well
How do u write in Azbucka on normal keyboard anyways?
wish u good luck and some heater so that u can play higher stakes
This post has been edited 3 time(s), it was last edited by joeburrows: 15.03.2012 22:19.
Starting BR: $86.55
FakeDurr - in answer to ur questions: I'm from the UK, but study [deleted for privacy reasons]/ Where are you from FakeDurrr?
On to the poker:
So I just MT'd 4 $2.25 SNGs. And I came 1st in 2 of them, and 2nd in another (finishing 5th in the other).
I like days like this. I like them, not only because winning feels great - but also, because I've watched all the vids, and read all the articles, and read Harrington On Hold'em (vols 1-3) as well as Caro's book of tells and I'm 1/2 way thru Harrington's work on cash games - vol I)
...and you know... it feels like the work is paying off. I had some lucky hands and some bad opponents. Take the following hand for example, this is the hand that won the first tourney - pretty standard really...
Turn: ($5280) 5 (0 players)
Hero gets uncalled bet back.
River: ($5280) 7 (0 players)
Hero gets uncalled bet back.
Final Pot: $3140.
So this was my first hand posted to you guys. I guess here's another question for everyone:
Which hand is more frequently posted: the hands where you've dished out a bad-beat, or one where you were bad-beated... beaten badly... (question 2. how do people usually say it: given / dished a bad-beat?) I ask, because I think my hand is a "run of the mill" hand - these are the kind that happen, and probably get forgotten).
Oh - and another question!
How can I edit a link to my blog in my signature?? (it keeps showing up as scripts, not an actual link!!
I hope all of y'all are getting luck
Thanks for your advice so far!
ending BR: $100.95
(WOOT! first time over $100!!!!!!!!! :biggrin
This post has been edited 10 time(s), it was last edited by joeburrows: 30.09.2009 22:30.
Starting BR: $100.95
Thanks for the advice everyone. As you can see, I've got the link working in my signature.
Firstly, I'm just going to ask about Elephant: is it worth having AT ALL if I'm just going to be playing SnGs?
Reasons for it:
1.) It seems like good software, if you know how to use it.
2.) It's free, and we all like freebies.
3.) It seems to be rated highly amongst the forum users.
Reasons not to:
1.) I don't know how to use it.
2.) There are no player stats displayed in SnGs.
3.) It doesn't seem to be displaying my BR, or any kind of graphs related to it.
4.) I'm pretty capable of some data entry / processing in Excel, so I can do graphs and my own stats / graphs from there
That brings me on to my next point: my stats!
Today, I played 4 SnGs (again) and placed: 1st, 3rd, 3rd and 4th). So, over the last 2 days (playing 12 SnGs) I have the following stats:
Average placing per game (mean placing / game): 2.8
Average profit / game (mean profit / game): $1.779166667
Most frequent placing (mode placing): 1st
Wow, I seem to be on a roll recently.
Here's a hand where I beat a player who'd been pushing me around a little that game. I made a VERY loose call with the min-raise at the start, but just put it down to him trying to push me around some more... seems like I was wrong!
Turn: ($960) K (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $120.00, SB raises to $2,040.00, Hero raises to $2,300.00, SB calls $260.00.
River: ($5560) 6 (0 players)
SB gets uncalled bet back.
Final Pot: $5300.
...and another with the same characters. As you'll see, my all-in was... not wise shall we say. The same things happened as in he last hand: a call was made, which seemed loose, but ending up floppiong a strong hand - this time with a twist...
The hand where I beat the bully (but very luckily!):
Hello again. So, fighting with the gf wasn't much fun - but everything's ok again. My Dad turned 52 yesterday! He's coming to Oxford with my Mum and Sister tomorrow, so we'll all get to hang out. Lots of posh food!
Anyways - on with the poker. Yesterday's 4 $2.25 SnGs were... uneventful and unfortunately, a loss of money; I placed 3rd, 3rd, 4th and 6th, giving me:
Yesterday's profit: -$1.8
Mean placing / game: 4th
Mean profit / game: -$0.45
Mode placing: 3rd
Today, I have so far played 4 more $2.25 SnGs: placing 2nd, 4th, 4th, and 8th. I've also played some ring-game... but more on that later. So, from the SnGs:
Today's profit: -$3.6
Mean placing / game: 4.5th
Mean profit / game: -$0.9
Mode placing: 4th
From my mode and mean placings - it looks like I'm having a little trouble on the bubble. I'm going to go and do a little reading
The ring-game... short though it was - was INCREDIBLE. It went like this:
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by joeburrows: 02.10.2009 17:30.
OK I'll change the name to something like "trying to turn..." Thanks for the heads-up.
I play single-table SnGs only at the min - so that's a 9 player table (8 and myself). I've never tried a MTT with a buy-in before - and I think I'll change that tonight! I'll let you know how it goes. Good luck to you too
I also play on Full Tilt Poker. What about you? How long have you had your starting BR?
This post has been edited 4 time(s), it was last edited by Hahaownedlolz: 02.10.2009 18:17.
Playing on Pokerstars atm.
uhm. 20 sept i earned $22 in a $1000 freeroll by getting 7th place of 4500 players. So thats what i started with
i busted witht he bankroll pokerstrategy gave me months ago because i wasn't using bankrollmanagement
im at $41 atm though i just started with $1 S&G today and i didn't cash in any of them. so im down $8 today I did notice my play is getting to loose and that im limping in to much. But i did go all in with the best hand everytime, and then get sucked out on the river or turn. Especially flush draws seemed to always hit against me on the river.
im trying a 1 table tournament atm. with 10 players and its double or nothing so top 5 win $2. 7 players left so i think im going to cash
Tomorrow im going to give the 27 player S&G another try and play more tight and hope i can win some cash. Would be aweful if i had to move back to the $0,25 S&G
and you didn't have to change the title lol
i also wrote my own blog today
so you can read how it went there
update: i cashed in it
ofcourse everyone was playing very tight when there were 6 players left. but it was really easy to be honest. You just have to play tight and wait for a hand. I'd suggest trying one. the downside is ofcourse that you only win double your buy-in even when you have the most chips at the end. So that does kinda suck
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by joeburrows: 02.10.2009 19:29.
Congrats on cashing! I've never seen a double / nothing game before. I'll have to look harder.
Done 3 $2.25 SnGs - placing 3rd, 3rd and 4th - net profit of $0.45 for the three tourneys
I'm currently playing a $2.25 MTT - with 180 people buying in. There are 61 of us left, and I have 2605 in chips, the blinds at 50/100 (giving an M of 17.333 or 26 BBS). This means I'm 47th, and only 18 places get paid
I'm still in the tournament. I'm 20th out of 44 at the moment, with 5415 in chips, an M of 18.05 / 27.075 BBs (but we're on a break, so as the blinds rise in a matter of minutes, that'll soon drop). The "average chip count is 6136 - So it looks like I'm doing quite well.