The Greatest Life. My Blog.

    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      Hi guys! :s_grin:


      I decided to start my blog. I'm a little bit tired of playing poker today (just can't keep focus enough), but it's good enough for making my own blog. I'm from Latvia, most of the time I live in Riga, because I study there in med-university (3rd year), I'm gonna be a physical therapist. I do like sports - jogging, a little bit of gym, swimming & riding a bike a lot.



      I started playing poker thereabout 10 months ago at the beginning of new study year at our sudent hotel. My friend (who also plays at Full Tilt) told me rules just when I was at my first poker table (in one of our student living rooms) with already my money in. So this was my first sng tournament :D , where first 3 places are paid. And I got 3rd at the end, and doubled my buy in (in $ it's thereabout $4). I remember my 3rd hand was pocket AA, but anyway I got really lucky that time, and I really understood that it was not just about cards, as I thought before. I liked (and still do) that gambling feeling inside- so it was a absoulutely predicted for me to start playing a bit more,,,I'd say a lot a lot more :)

      First half of study year I just couldn't get started playing Online cause I had to study pathological physiology a lot. And it definetly wasn't my greatest time in this world. So that times we were playing poker at our student hotel, I just could forget about everything else in this world, there was just poker table, cards and players. I felt like a fish in the water (well, sometimes I was also a fish at the table and got busted out at the very beginning :D , but I think it has changed now, so now I'm building my self image up to :s_cool: )

      I play now at Fullt Tilt since this year's March, so there's almost 5 months. I have blew up my BR for several times :f_biggrin: and deposited it after. I really thought I was good, but....LOL...OF COURSE I wasn't :D

      Right now my BR is $42, I play $1 SNG and also some bigger tournaments (next will be The Big Little Tournament this Sunday, where last time I got busted out with my pocket JJ vs. A9o in 1008 place for $8)



      I just wanted to say I want win from poker $ 10,000,000.00 and that will be good enough for me and my family. :s_thumbsup:


      Mainly I want this blog for some following reasons:

      1) I think it's good to have some place where you can develop and see your progress and results (I think this is the right place to do it)
      2) I like the community in this forum and site in general a lot :s_thumbsup:
      3) and I'm also willing to get comments and some suggestions from other players.
      4) I'm gonna put there my results, BR amount, and some poker hands also. :s_love:
      5) and this is my first blog of all time, so I think it's best way to start.

      So if you are interested in,,,welcome!!!


      I belive that passion+discipline+self control=winning player


      And I do belive that:
      You are what You think.
      You become what You think.
      What You think becomes reality.


      JohnTheGreatest
  • 259 replies
    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      hi milj,

      good luck with your SnG career! keep posting hands on the forums, you will learn a lot from your fellow players.

      to post images in your blog you will need to host them at a website such as http://imageshack.us/

      then you can click the little 'Insert Image' button which looks like a yellow mountain. and put the link to the image in there.
    • Huseens
      Huseens
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 709
      Sveiks, miljonszalie!
      Nice to see Latvian players here. :)
      I will follow this blog for sure.
      Good luck!
    • SilverSag
      SilverSag
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 512
      OK, you started it, now keep the updates coming! :)

      Veiksmi pie galdiem!
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      Thank You guyz!!!

      I'll keep it goin'.

      Paldies, SilverSaq, Tev arī veiksmi!
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      $36

      Played 2 x 6 tables, and got only 1st place, and couple of 3rd. Got really good focus, but cards was just.......well....you can look at one from my session...This happened also with JJ and TT, got flushed and straighted down...

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      8 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $1 + $0.20 Sit & Go (Turbo)

      Stacks:
      UTG (1,210)
      UTG+1 (1,920)
      MP1 (3,180)
      MP2 (1,440)
      Hero (CO) (1,410)
      BTN (1,440)
      SB (1,400)
      BB (1,500)

      Blinds: 20/40

      Pre-Flop: (60, 8 players) Hero is CO K K
      3 folds, MP2 raises to 120, Hero raises to 600, 3 folds, MP2 calls 480

      Flop: 9 Q 3 (1,260, 2 players)
      MP2 goes all-in 840, Hero goes all-in 810

      Turn: A (2,910, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: T (2,910, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: 2,910
      MP2 shows a pair of Aces
      A K
      Hero shows a pair of Kings
      K K

      MP2 wins 2,910 (net +1,470)

      Hero lost 1,410

      Well,,,enough for this nite, hope tomorrow will be better!
    • gedwashere91
      gedwashere91
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.07.2009 Posts: 2,387
      Hey dude, nice blog
      That's a bummer with the KK hand. Pretty standard stuff though, nice hand well played.
      Keep posting in the hand forums and you'll learn heaps really quick :D

      Add me on skype if you want to chat SnGs.... skype name: ged.forrest
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      +$4 after first morning session :)

      One maniac almost cought me completely. So lets have a look at something that happened this session.

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $1 + $0.20 Sit & Go (Turbo)

      Stacks:
      UTG (1,670)
      Hero (UTG+1) (1,620)
      MP (1,340)
      CO (1,425)
      BTN (1,830)
      BB (5,615)

      Blinds: 30/60

      Pre-Flop: (60, 6 players) Hero is UTG+1 A A
      1 fold, Hero raises to 240, 3 folds, BB calls 180

      Flop: 9 J K (480, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 400, BB calls 400

      Turn: 9 (1,280, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: Q (1,280, 2 players)
      BB bets 480, Hero calls 480

      Final Pot: 2,240
      BB shows a flush, King high
      3 8
      Hero shows
      A A

      BB wins 2,240 (net +1,120)

      Hero lost 1,120

      Hew,,, almost got cought completely by that maniac, who called my raise (4x) with 38s and managed to get his flush on turn, so I checked it...in final you can see what happened to my pocket AA.

      But I had good comeback and at the and I got in the money (3rd place) :s_cool:

      I'll post some of my comeback hands against the same maniac player. :s_love:
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      $uited babies saved my life this time :)

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $1 + $0.20 Sit & Go (Turbo)

      Stacks:
      UTG (1,280)
      UTG+1 (1,425)
      CO (1,830)
      BTN (6,855)
      SB (1,610)
      Hero (BB) (500)

      Blinds: 30/60

      Pre-Flop: (90, 6 players) Hero is BB 6 9
      3 folds, BTN raises to 540, 1 fold, Hero goes all-in 440

      Flop: 2 6 4 (1,070, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: 8 (1,070, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: 2 (1,070, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: 1,070
      BTN shows a pair of Twos
      A K
      Hero shows two pair, Sixes and Twos
      6 9

      Hero wins 1,030 (net +530)

      BTN collects 40 (net -500)

      and next one follows>>>>>>>>>
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      LOL, I got his previous hand that he lost me with. :s_biggrin:

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      4 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $1 + $0.20 Sit & Go (Turbo)

      Stacks:
      CO (3,100)
      BTN (1,645)
      SB (7,915)
      Hero (BB) (840)

      Blinds: 60/120

      Pre-Flop: (180, 4 players) Hero is BB K A
      2 folds, SB raises to 360, Hero goes all-in 840, SB calls 480

      Flop: 9 A Q (1,680, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: 7 (1,680, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: Q (1,680, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: 1,680
      SB shows two pair, Aces and Queens
      A 7
      Hero shows two pair, Aces and Queens
      K A

      Hero wins 1,680 (net +840)

      SB lost 840
    • Huseens
      Huseens
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 709
      Originally posted by miljonszalie
      $uited babies saved my life this time :)

      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      FullTiltPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com
      $1 + $0.20 Sit & Go (Turbo)

      Stacks:
      UTG (1,280)
      UTG+1 (1,425)
      CO (1,830)
      BTN (6,855)
      SB (1,610)
      Hero (BB) (500)

      Blinds: 30/60

      Pre-Flop: (90, 6 players) Hero is BB 6 9
      3 folds, BTN raises to 540, 1 fold, Hero goes all-in 440

      Flop: 2 6 4 (1,070, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: 8 (1,070, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: 2 (1,070, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: 1,070
      BTN shows a pair of Twos
      A K
      Hero shows two pair, Sixes and Twos
      6 9

      Hero wins 1,030 (net +530)

      BTN collects 40 (net -500)

      and next one follows>>>>>>>>>
      Calling here is wrong. You dont beat anything here. Remember, you can push loose but you should be calling tigght. I am not SNG player but you still have 8bb left and you cant call that. If i am wrong, please correct me someone.
    • lennonac
      lennonac
      Global
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 1,421
      ^^^^ insta fold
    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      Originally posted by lennonac
      ^^^^ insta fold
      unfortunately this noob is right..... 8bb behind is still plenty of fold-equity to wait for a decent hand :)
    • MareksVas
      MareksVas
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 76
      Lai veicas! ;)
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      $13, 60

      Pfff,,,,,I didn't even want to post this, but....I guess it's just happens in poker,,,,,,

      Morning session was really good. :)

      But well.....I got rivered and my kings and QQ got broke I don't even know how many times.... :( don't even wanna post any hands, so....

      Well.....enough for this nite, hope tomorrow will be a better day!
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      $20

      Again....morning se$$ions seems to be good for me. :s_biggrin:

      Got in the money in 4 out of 6 tables.

      On the bubble my pocket KK got busted out by set of 88....but anyway I'm happy about this se$$ion.
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      Guess I'm going to take some week without playing poker (except The Big Little Tournament on Sunday).

      Why???

      Just because I've got BR $10 right now.

      so thre's something to improve about my game.

      Thanks we have so good forum here, so I can take lessons I need.

      Good luck!
    • sirilidion
      sirilidion
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 1,575
      hi, miljon here are my answers to you're qeustions

      1) What was the turning point for You to become a winning player?
      pokerstrategy.com :)

      2) Was it hand posting in forum?
      unfortunatly no I should do this more regularly ( still a leak in my game imo :D )

      3) What was the main work you put in Your games' development?
      reading articles/books, watching videos, watching coachings, good brm, good pokermindset, play a lot
    • JohnTheGreatest
      JohnTheGreatest
      Silver
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,097
      Hey fellows!

      Started gambling again.:s_biggrin:

      >>> tnx, Sirilidion for Your answers.

      Firstly about The Big Little Tournament, got $6 for 3088 place...most of my stack I lost when pushed All In preflop with my AKo against pocket 77, and it was over few hands later, cause ante and blinds were so high...

      Right now my
      BR=$16

      Maybe some of you also played BLT? How it was going for U? I' d like to know. :)

      So today played some SNGs, and will have a few more sessions.

      Most time of my last 7 days I read psichology articles from PS and I' am still doing it and will, and post hands in forum.

      Grateful there are so many good articles and forums in PS. :s_grin:

      Good luck guyz!
    • gedwashere91
      gedwashere91
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.07.2009 Posts: 2,387
      Keep up the study dude, it's easily the most important part of poker at the micro limits. Jump on our SnG study group on skype some time if you want to review some games :)