NL25€ SH - Per aspera ad astra - Addicted to RAISE!!! - First March review

    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Actual information:
      (Update from 02.03.2011)


      Current room/limit: P :heart: kerStars NL50$&NL50€ / T!tanPoker NL4€, NL4£

      Current bankroll: 42€ Titan / 930$ Stars


      Current goals: 1. Get 3.5k$ BR to make first shot at NL100
      Current goals: 2. Get Supernova status


      Previous goals:


      • Marathone: Get 21k VPP till 14th September on P :heart: kerStars
        (Done: 11238.5 / 21042) ~Interrupted 11.09.10~
      • Use all FPP for money ~Completed 16.09.10~
      • Reach PlatinumStar status till 1st Oct ~Completed 30.09.10~
      • Play 70k hands at NL10€ without checking how i'm going until 2am 17th Oct 2010 ~22071/70000 played NL10&NL25~
      • Get some confidence in MSS NL25SH ~Completed 15.11.10~
      • Get 875$ BR to go to NL25 BSS ~Completed 28.11.10~
      • Get 1200$ BR to go to NL25€ BSS ~Completed 03.12.10~
      • Reach 50k Yearly VPP Stellar Reward till NY ~Completed 30.12.10~
      • Beat NL25 and move to NL50 seriously ~Completed 30.12.10~


  • 707 replies
    • h2liann
      h2liann
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      Joined: 17.07.2009 Posts: 17
      where do you play?
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      My starting post.


      Hi all my guests!

      First of all, i want to explain, why i'm starting blog in english PS community while there is russian forum.

      I had one blog and it existed for about 1,5 months. Why? Soon after i started it, my poker career became real hell. I caught "little" downswing. First i'm tired to see how high EV line, calculate how many stacks room has to give back to me, than few times changed room, but still it continues. However, i want to see when long distance comes and i start to win. And i don't want to continue old blog and don't disturb old troubles.

      Also i want to pick up some foreighn friends and at the same time get some practice in english language(i think i made enough mistakes so u can see how it sucks :f_biggrin: ). So feel free to comment and maybe correct my phrases, i will be very pleased.


      Now about my poker at the moment

      Bankroll 549.42$. Im playing NL10$ and NL10€. But i feel myself to skilled for these limits and wanted to go upper soon. PLanned to reach 625$ BR and start NL25$, and then after 750$ BR start again NL25€ where for last weekend i got -350€ profit with 270€ difference between EV and actual balance. Yeah - that's my funny downstreak :f_p:




      Now i want to play a little and will continue to introduce myself after session.
      Here is one my foto, i think it will still save some secrets about me :]


      Now about myself. As u see, im male, 24 years old. My name is Anton. I was a student for about 7 years, but didnt finish univercity. Left from last course. I felt totally tired of what i was studying. Everything became so useless for me. I desided totally change my life.
      Now my work is playing poker. I believe i can do it to the highest rank. I got a girlfriend, who also believe in me and it helps a lot. She 's a bit older than me, but i like it more if she would be younger than me. She's hot and also smart. Maybe later i'll post her photos :s_cool:
      My family consists of me, my younger bro and parents. Brother also playing poker, but we play totally diffent, he like SNG, MTT and seldom cash FR. I play only 6max tables, in past played tourneys, but now don't find it interesting. Our parents dont understand our poker hobby, but whatever. It's my life :s_biggrin:

      As for my hobbies except poker, i like bicycle riding and basketball. Few weeks ago started to play tennis with my friend. But it's so hard, i think very funny watch us.

      I'm watching Bleach and Naruto serials. It's like nostalgie about my childhood, where wasn't so many cartoon.

      Really, at the moment dont know what to write more. Feel free to ask, i'll be very happy to tell about myself more.
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      Posted few hands for evaluate, which seemed interesting to me

      1. First
      2. Second
      3. Third
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      Desided to play NL25 today, after conversation with my friend yesterday, he is a bit more skilled than me.

      Strange session, strange picture


      Also i desided to play not more than one hour per session. And then obligatory break for 5-15 mins. So i wont lose focus attention

      Posted 2 hands for evaluate:
      1. First
      2. Second

      And one ask there. How do u think, is it good moment to steal the pot?

      PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $25.00
      BB: $10.50
      Hero (UTG): $48.11
      MP: $47.22
      CO: $25.00
      BTN: $30.74

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 2:heart: 2:club:

      Hero raises to $1.00, MP calls $1.00, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $0.75

      Flop: ($3.10, 3 players) 5:heart: T:diamond: 7:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks, MP checks

      Turn: ($3.10, 3 players) 4:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.25, fold, fold

      Hero wins $2.95
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      Another one session, 363 hands +17€ profit

      That was funny one, coz 1 table played girl with stats 94/68. Then she left with 3x stack and after 5 minutes i found her at NL100 table :s_confused:
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      Added some info about myself to the first post. Nice to meet you ^^
    • ZhiCheng
      ZhiCheng
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      Joined: 04.10.2008 Posts: 2,294
      Hi!

      first of all.. WELCOME!;)

      second of all.. WTF? how could u run below ev when u r russian ?
    • supeyrio
      supeyrio
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      Joined: 11.11.2009 Posts: 3,106
      you need to post a hot pic of your gf to be allowed to continue in the english community :s_cool:
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      Originally posted by GooRukYONG
      Hi!

      first of all.. WELCOME!;)

      second of all.. WTF? how could u run below ev when u r russian ?
      Really i cant understand how can i run below EV for such long period as 6 months. But how it is connected with my nationality :f_eek:

      Originally posted by supeyrio
      you need to post a hot pic of your gf to be allowed to continue in the english community :s_cool:
      Only when she approve it :tongue:
      She is now in another town, so it can take a time
    • supeyrio
      supeyrio
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      Joined: 11.11.2009 Posts: 3,106
      there's this little something about russians and poker that you do not know. time to discover your hidden powers! :f_biggrin:
    • ZhiCheng
      ZhiCheng
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      Joined: 04.10.2008 Posts: 2,294
      Originally posted by supeyrio
      there's this little something about russians and poker that you do not know. time to discover your hidden powers! :f_biggrin:
      ^^ :f_biggrin:
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      It's the right time to open my eyes, sensei! :f_mad:
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      I traveled back home after 2 weeks living at my friend's house. Feeling a bit sick, but i think that will go away soon. NL25 just wait, i'll come for u :f_biggrin:
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199
      Bankroll 621.20$

      Today's playing going very hard, coz i made several bad calls. By my caculations i lost about 3,5 stacks due to my big mistakes. But still i'm on the run. Hope i got enough hooks to understand how not to lose so chilly




      There's one of my fails :f_cry:

      PokerStars - €0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: €25.88
      Hero (BTN): €25.00
      SB: €29.60 VPIP/PFR/3bet/AF/WTSD 16/14/6.8/2.8/24 and 4k hands
      BB: €27.20
      UTG: €33.68
      MP: €18.28

      SB posts SB €0.10, BB posts BB €0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.35) Hero has Q:diamond: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to €1.00, SB raises to €3.50, fold, Hero calls €2.50

      Flop: (€7.25, 2 players) Q:club: 7:spade: 6:club:
      SB bets €4.50, Hero calls €4.50

      Turn: (€16.25, 2 players) 8:heart:
      SB bets €8.50, Hero raises to €17.00 and is all-in, SB calls €8.50

      River: (€50.25, 2 players) T:heart:

      SB shows A:heart: Q:heart: (One Pair, Queens)
      Hero shows Q:diamond: K:club: (One Pair, Queens)
      SB wins €48.25
    • pitpantal
      pitpantal
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      :f_mad:
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      That session was real scary. Every single opponent's draw get full combo at river. I dunno how much i should bet so they fold their fd. Bet bank on turn - fish call with fd and BINGO, river flush copletes.





      And that idiotic fish luck. Im really tired of such variant of downswing. U get good hands, u get good flop to push, but idiots with stats like 65/53 got hand so far above yours. Sometimes i just dont know how to play. I do almost everything right, play enourmous number of hands, but no changes at all. zero or minus sessions. Really dont know when distance starts to get my money back from such opponents
      PokerStars - €0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: €26.35
      Hero (BTN): €35.58
      SB: €27.79
      BB: €15.17
      UTG: €31.33
      MP: €22.65

      SB posts SB €0.10, BB posts BB €0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.35) Hero has A:club: K:spade:

      fold, MP raises to €0.75, fold, Hero raises to €2.75, fold, fold, MP calls €2.00

      Flop: (€5.85, 2 players) 4:spade: A:diamond: J:diamond:
      MP checks, Hero bets €4.25, MP raises to €10.50, Hero raises to €32.00, MP calls €9.40 and is all-in

      Turn: (€45.65, 2 players) 6:diamond:

      River: (€45.65, 2 players) 9:club:

      MP shows J:heart: J:spade: (Three of a Kind, Jacks)
      Hero shows A:club: K:spade: (One Pair, Aces)
      MP wins €43.65
    • MatejM47
      MatejM47
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      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      Hey,

      Calling a 3-bet with KQo is imo a leak, especially vs a player who plays 16/14. His 3-bet is also not super high. You just get in trouble with KQ since your often dominated by his value range. And if you think his bluffing its better to 4bet him.

      And try making your open raise 3bb, at least from CO and BU. That way they won't 3-bet you, they wont make it that big and you can still call with hands like suited connectors and medium PP. With those hands you don't have to go crazy if you hit 1 pair, and can easily stack him if you hit 2 pair or better since no1 is folding an over pair in a 3bet pot. At least not on NL25.

      I've also noticed in your graph that your showdown winnings are low and you're non-showdown winnings are pretty high. That's pretty strange for NL25 considering most winning player on lower limits have negative non-showdown winnings. You might be trying to much to outplay your opponents that can't be outplayed considering they don't know what the fold button is for.

      Also you probably take to many weak hands to showdown. Try playing those hands for pot control and dont bluff them to much, especially not the fish since they don't fold and are very easy to stack when you got a hand.
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      That call 3bet with KQ i've also defined as a mistake ) And posted just to remember how not to play :f_biggrin:
      But thx anyway, u comment helped me a little. But About that 3BB openraise i dont fuly understand. Should i open in 3 BB from SB too, since on preflop this is later position than CO&BU?

      Graphs sucks a bit because of one my habbit. I bet nearly allin of fishy opp( i think they will call more willingly if they dont see scary word "all-in"), when got good hand, so he has nothing to do but go allin after call such bet. Problem is guys after calling bet 7/8 their stack hit unreal outs and when call on sd remaining 1/8 get better hand.


      But today i played well. I was really enjoing the game and the results shows it well.




      There is some milestones of session.

      1. I sat at empty table, so it can be filled faster and played heads up for a while.

      PokerStars - €0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): €25.00
      SB: €25.45

      SB posts SB €0.10, Hero posts BB €0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.35) Hero has A:heart: Q:heart:

      SB raises to €0.75, Hero raises to €2.75, SB raises to €6.50, Hero calls €3.75

      Flop: (€13.00, 2 players) T:spade: Q:club: T:heart:
      Hero checks, SB checks

      Turn: (€13.00, 2 players) 3:club:
      Hero bets €7.50, SB calls €7.50

      River: (€28.00, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero bets €11.00 and is all-in, SB calls €11.00

      Hero shows A:heart: Q:heart: (Full House, Tens full of Queens)
      SB shows J:diamond: J:heart: (Full House, Tens full of Jacks)
      Hero wins €49.50


      2. Fishy opp, who made such move every 2 times of 3

      PokerStars - €0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: €14.53
      Hero (BB): €34.94
      UTG: €36.61
      CO: €38.47
      BTN: €25.00

      SB posts SB €0.10, Hero posts BB €0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.35) Hero has T:heart: 4:diamond:

      fold, CO calls €0.25, fold, fold, Hero checks

      Flop: (€0.60, 2 players) 5:diamond: T:club: 8:spade:
      Hero bets €0.50, CO calls €0.50

      Turn: (€1.60, 2 players) 4:club:
      Hero bets €1.00, CO calls €1.00

      River: (€3.60, 2 players) 2:spade:
      Hero bets €2.25, CO raises to €36.72 and is all-in, Hero calls €30.94 and is all-in

      CO shows T:diamond: 7:diamond: (One Pair, Tens)
      Hero shows T:heart: 4:diamond: (Two Pair, Tens and Fours)
      Hero wins €67.98


      3. Again heads up, but in opposite situation, all left except two of us. Anyway, i saw from him some monkey moves, so was sure i'm far ahead. Shit happens, what can i say :s_mad:

      PokerStars - €0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): €29.40
      SB: €25.00

      SB posts SB €0.10, Hero posts BB €0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.35) Hero has J:spade: J:diamond:

      SB raises to €0.75, Hero raises to €2.50, SB raises to €6.50, Hero raises to €29.40 and is all-in, SB calls €18.50 and is all-in

      Flop: (€50.00, 2 players) 4:club: 6:diamond: 8:diamond:

      Turn: (€50.00, 2 players) 3:heart:

      River: (€50.00, 2 players) A:diamond:

      Hero shows J:spade: J:diamond: (One Pair, Jacks)
      SB shows 6:spade: 6:heart: (Three of a Kind, Sixes)
      SB wins €49.50
    • NoEmoti0n
      NoEmoti0n
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 8,199


      Played 2 small sessions before and after working in our country site. Results are not impressive because of my terrible luck, but i liked playing a lot. I totally felt the table and knew i do everything right.

      P.S. Thx again about advice about open raise 3 BB, i think it's really helps a lot. :s_cool:


      Now im gonna eat something and i will continue