AA vs AA .. NL 4 to 1000$ challenge

    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      Hello.

      This is edit of an older blog, started 2 years ago but interrupted after 2 or 3 weeks due to ambition and motivation of playing.

      Now will be different, will be big !

      I'm 22 years old, and i'm playing poker for about three years, but not big winnings, few hundred bucks at 3-4 mounts.

      I started my new challenge 2 weeks ago, on PartyPoker when i deposited 200$ for a 200$ bonus offer. I have a blog on the Romanian site so i will update this one as that one, and after this i will keep both updated !

      I'm playing NL4 for 2 more days and after i will go to NL10.

      [COLOR=blue]Starting details:[/COLOR]

      BR: 222 $
      Partypoints: 13
      NL 0.02/0.04 6 tables FR



      Objectives until 10 February:

      Getting used with PP ->
       BR > $ 301 DONE :club:
       PP > 211 points PaptyPoints ( to release the first bonus rate ) DONE :club:



      Short - Med time objectives:

        Once i reach NL10 ( in two days ), i will play 7 days to have time to settle in, to take notes on players then the goal is to reach 1000$

      Until 10 March:

      :club: BR > 1000$
      :club: >25000 Hands
      :club: At least 2 more bonus parts released ( 40$ )
      :club: Read all Bronze strategy articles from the Romanian site one more time
      :club: Watch at least 1 video each day !

      1000$ until 10 March means (650 -40) $/21days -> 29$ each day.


      I write this blog to see my evolution in time. I hope I will get feedback, that will help me to become a excellent poker player.


      Every feedback and recommendation is welcomed and highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  • 35 replies
    • rhinoneil
      rhinoneil
      Silver
      Joined: 16.04.2008 Posts: 1,159
      Hi Calin, best of luck with your goals and your blog.
      My first observation would be that you seem to be playing way above your bankroll and sensible BRM would suggest.
      Its so tempting to try to make money quickly but variance affects all players good and bad, and at the levels you are playing, especially 4 tabling you could go bust literally in 5 minutes.
      My advice for what its worth is either drop down the limits and build up that way or deposit more in your bankroll.
    • mustafov
      mustafov
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      Joined: 13.03.2010 Posts: 24
      I will love to read your blog! Good luck :)

      P.S. rhinoneil is right though.
    • gormless
      gormless
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      Joined: 12.01.2010 Posts: 164
      Good luck Calin.

      Hopefully you are playing SSS with $60 on nl10. In which case BR is fine.

      If not then rhinoneil and mustafov are right drop down to nl2
    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      I play SSS, nl 10. I'm very consciously about my bankroll and what is the risk to play at four table in same time.

      ps: Excuse me for my English and for mistakes of the past and future.

      Have a nice day and tx for replies
    • gormless
      gormless
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      Joined: 12.01.2010 Posts: 164
      25BI on 4 tables at micro limits is fine IMO
    • rhinoneil
      rhinoneil
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      Joined: 16.04.2008 Posts: 1,159
      yeah sorry, it didnt cross my mind that you were playing sss
    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      Some are born to play poker .. and others to enrich them. It seems I'm in second category.

      Last 2 days -35 $

      I'm disappointed, mistrust in my force and full of tilt. I loose 5-6 buy-in with AK all-in in preflop, and another bad beat .. even with AA and KK.

      Br : 25.17 $

      I hope I will have better days. Anyway today I will not playing poker any more. I go out with friends and I hope I forget that bad day. And tomorrow .. I take over again.
    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      Today .. was a pretty good day. Some nice hand gated but lost another with straight and flush.

      this is a nice hand goted .. and a big pot on the table.


      BM : 50.04 $ ! .. i hope i will make >100 until end of the month.
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    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      update.

      Today .. is my best day. 30$ profit in 3h, 700 hand, nl10 SSS. I think is preety good.

      BR: 91$

      In this hand, he had AA :D

    • Hahaownedlolz
      Hahaownedlolz
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      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 1,755
      you guys really think 20BI for SSS is a good idea? If i look at how you lose 50% of your bankroll in 2 days Something tell me it isn't very safe BRM.. It's your choice i guess, and now your almost at a proper brm. (i wouldn't recommend less then 50 in any game tbh)



      Goodluck i guess, everytime i tried agressive bankroll management it backfired and i had to grind my way up again.
    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      20 bi for sss is a good strategy, almost for beginners players like me. You cant loose more money then you put in the pot ... For this month I still play SSS and from 1 may I will change my play style to BSS.
    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Porneşte mâna

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $20.21
      UTG2:
      $2.69
      MP1:
      $5.19
      MP2:
      $4.67
      MP3:
      $3.10
      CO:
      $14.99
      BU:
      $10.19
      SB:
      $9.48
      BB (Hero):
      $7.72


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.10, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.10, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.70, 3 folds, SB calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.7) 2, 5, 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.30, SB calls $1.30.

      Turn: ($4.3) 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.06, SB raises to $6.12, Hero calls $2.66.

      River: ($16.14) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $16.14.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(K K).
      SB shows a flush, ace high(9 A).

      SB wins with a flush, ace high(9 A).


      I can't believe'it. Today i loose 30$ on that's bets. Osed, flushdraw and another AA and KK .. lost.

      Today i think i will not play any more.

      APRIL BR END: 108 $ DONE !!!

      May objective: >250 $ !
    • Hahaownedlolz
      Hahaownedlolz
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      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 1,755
      20BI with BSS is really not a good idea.. I'd really recommend using 50 Buy ins atleast. It's your choice i guess, but a good player knows when to move down..
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      20 is too low. I think the articles mentioned at least 30 buyins which I also think is kind of low unless you don't mind moving down in stakes fast. The edge you can possibly have over your opponents with SSS is rather low so you should have 50 I think. But 25-30 is fine until you start playing NL50 and above I think. At NL10 there are enough idiots around to feed you money
    • calin1990
      calin1990
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      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      anyway .. slowly I ill go to BBS, because SS is not profitable after a point anumt.

      today BR 89 ! .. im in free fall :(
    • calin1990
      calin1990
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      Unbelival Hand :


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $9.35
      CO:
      $10.00
      BU (Hero):
      $9.35
      SB:
      $3.40
      BB:
      $11.94
      MP1:
      $3.85


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, J.
      2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.30, CO folds, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.75) 2, 2, Q (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.30, MP3 calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1.35) 7 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1.35) 5 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.64, Hero raises to $1.60, MP3 raises to $4.56, Hero raises to $7.52, MP3 calls $4.19, Hero calls $1.23.

      Final Pot: $18.85.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, king high(K J).
      MP3 shows a flush, ace high(6 A).

      MP3 wins with a flush, ace high(6 A).

      I can't belive it .. X(
    • Jepons13
      Jepons13
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      Joined: 13.12.2009 Posts: 43
      Originally posted by calin1990
      Unbelival Hand :


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $9.35
      CO:
      $10.00
      BU (Hero):
      $9.35
      SB:
      $3.40
      BB:
      $11.94
      MP1:
      $3.85


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, J.
      2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.30, CO folds, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.75) 2, 2, Q (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.30, MP3 calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1.35) 7 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1.35) 5 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.64, Hero raises to $1.60, MP3 raises to $4.56, Hero raises to $7.52, MP3 calls $4.19, Hero calls $1.23.

      Final Pot: $18.85.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, king high(K J).
      MP3 shows a flush, ace high(6 A).

      MP3 wins with a flush, ace high(6 A).

      I can't belive it .. X(
      Why the fuck are you sitting at the table with 9$? If you are playing SSS??? And why are you calling a raise with KJ? Hmm I think you have to check the strategy articles again...
    • calin1990
      calin1990
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 401
      Yeah .. my mistake. Now this is it.

      Today BM: 100.34 $ !
    • gormless
      gormless
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.01.2010 Posts: 164
      Originally posted by Jepons13
      Why the fuck are you sitting at the table with 9$? If you are playing SSS??? And why are you calling a raise with KJ? Hmm I think you have to check the strategy articles again...
      Might be worth reading a blog before you flame it.
      He says he has switched to BSS.
      Although, Calin, you really should drop down to NL2 with your roll if you are playing BSS
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