My Sng Blog

    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
      Hy, this is my first blog so i don't really know how to start.
      I am from romania, I start playing poker 1 year ago when i was looking for a site like pokerstrategy.I won some tournamets ,the biggest win was 450$ but i did't use so well BM and finally i lost them.
      Now i start with 45$ on fulltilt i try to improve my play by studying more watching videos and posting hands.I hope you take a look here and tell your opinion about may play.
      I will post a graph when I play 100 sng.
  • 121 replies
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 100/200 Blinds (6 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Button (t1870)
      SB (t2080)
      BB (t4450)
      UTG (t1040)
      MP (t2860)
      Hero (CO) (t1200)

      Hero's M: 4.00

      Preflop: Hero is CO with ,
      UTG calls t200, MP calls t200, Hero bets t1200 (All-In), 3 folds, UTG calls t840 (All-In), 1 fold

      Flop: (t2580) , , (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t2580) (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t2580) (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t2580





      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 100/200 Blinds (4 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG (t4150)
      Button (t4150)
      SB (t2460)
      Hero (BB) (t2740)

      Hero's M: 9.13

      Preflop: Hero is BB with ,
      2 folds, SB bets t300, Hero raises t2540 (All-In), SB calls t2060 (All-In)

      Flop: (t4920) , , (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t4920) (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t4920) (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t4920

      the hold'em manager software show that this hands are -EV
    • phantommm92
      phantommm92
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      Joined: 14.05.2010 Posts: 1,464
      well i dont think i would of have shoved the second hand, but its ok with the first one
    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
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      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      holdem manager calculates EV based on the actual outcome, not on the correct play. if you want to find out if your play was +EV before the outcome i suggest you buy an ICM program such as sng wizard.
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
      SHORT TERM GOALS:
      -climb up to 2$ SNG
      -play sets of 6 tables(now i'm playng 4 tables)
      -become silver and read all SNG articles
      -make 90% with ICM trainer push or fold stage(now i make 80%)
      -post hands in hand evaluations forums
      -review my hands at least 1 hour/day

      LONG TERM GOALS
      -become platinum player
      -climb up to 22$ SNG
      -play sets of 12 tables
    • tzushY
      tzushY
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 241
      Nice blog and keep up the good work. I`m from Romania too. See you around.
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
      i had some bad luck too.i will post some hands :D
      the last one is the greatest one :)

      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 20/40 Blinds (9 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG (t1680)
      UTG+1 (t1385)
      MP1 (t1330)
      MP2 (t1730)
      MP3 (t1455)
      CO (t3080)
      Button (t20)
      SB (t1380)
      Hero (BB) (t1440)

      Hero's M: 24.00

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K
      1 fold, UTG+1 bets t80, 1 fold, MP2 calls t80, MP3 calls t80, CO raises t320, 2 folds, Hero calls t280, UTG+1 raises t1305 (All-In), 2 folds, CO raises t2760 (All-In), Hero calls t1120 (All-In)

      Flop: (t4445) 9, 3, 7 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Turn: (t4445) 8 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      River: (t4445) 5 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: t4445

      Results:
      Hero had K, K (one pair, Kings).
      UTG+1 had 10, J (straight, Jack high).
      CO had Q, Q (one pair, Queens).
      Outcome: Hero won t110, UTG+1 won t4335


      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 50/100 Blinds (8 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG (t1700)
      UTG+1 (t1535)
      MP1 (t1685)
      MP2 (t2850)
      CO (t1660)
      Hero (Button) (t1355)
      SB (t1725)
      BB (t990)

      Hero's M: 9.03

      Preflop: Hero is Button with A, K
      2 folds, MP1 bets t300, 2 folds, Hero raises t1355 (All-In), 2 folds, MP1 calls t1055

      Flop: (t2860) J, 9, K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (t2860) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t2860) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t2860

      Results:
      Hero had A, K (two pair, Kings and twos).
      MP1 had A, A (two pair, Aces and twos).
      Outcome: MP1 won t2860

      i think i played good this one.i had AK an only 13 bb


      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 40/80 Blinds (9 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG (t1475)
      UTG+1 (t550)
      MP1 (t995)
      MP2 (t2770)
      MP3 (t1040)
      CO (t1630)
      Button (t1020)
      SB (t2650)
      Hero (BB) (t1370)

      Hero's M: 11.42

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, A
      6 folds, Button bets t240, 1 fold, Hero raises t1290 (All-In), Button calls t780 (All-In)

      Flop: (t2080) 3, 2, 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t2080) Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t2080) 9 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t2080

      Results:
      Button had 3, 2 (two pair, threes and twos).
      Hero had K, A (high card, Ace).
      Outcome: Button won t2080
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      what do you think about this??
      i play bad or is bad luck?
    • RunDownKing
      RunDownKing
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      the KK is definitely just bad luck.

      AK vs AA is really up to you, depending on the Opponents stats, I.e they are playing something like 2/2 5/5. then it becomes almost foldable. But AK also removes an AA and KK combination so its really up to your read.

      the AK vs 32 is pretty funny though. You have to remember at 1dollar limits people dont tend to fold as often and Spew money on all sorts of random hands
      preflop ie J10, 32.
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
      it is crazy some time.i try to not look at rezults and focus only on making good moves but some times i get angry because is so stupid.
      and another thing is that i play 6 sets of 6 tables a day.is this to much?now i am not tired but in the long run it will affect me?
    • Hlynkinn
      Hlynkinn
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      Joined: 14.06.2008 Posts: 4,998
      The KK hand.. PUSH ALL IN PREFLOP.. The other hands are good tho :D

      -make 90% with ICM trainer push or fold stage(now i make 80%)


      good goal and good that your working on your game... But since you are playing turbos you IMO should really not be playing until you maintain over 90% right in the ICM trainger...

      When I worked my game most in the icm trainer I preferred doing 200 decisions(hands) in a row and see my score.. Then start over again...
      It's more fun than just doing another hand another hand another hand until you reach 2k hands.. since your percent won't be affect as much by each hand later on...
      Just play around the settings... Try to understand the basic math behind ICM... and not only when to use it... This will deepen your understanding...
      And every hand you do wrong.. Take a look at the ranges.. Were you borderline?? or were you way off??? If it's the later one you might want to put the settings in the icm wiz so you'll get more similar situations :)

      Hope I helped =) Fun blog I'll probably take a look at it since I'm interested in watching someone come up from the micros and you look like a player that actually could do so =)

      and another thing is that i play 6 sets of 6 tables a day.is this to much?now i am not tired but in the long run it will affect me?

      Your imo the only person that can answer this.. I myself I normally just play 2 hours a day..
      Just be sure to drink a lot while you play ( I know most grinders prefer having a bottle of water always at their desk when the play ) and eat regularly... So those two won't affect..
      But in reality I don't see anything that should be worse about grinding 8-10 hours a day...

      Remember to do some exercises It'll help your poker career.. I promise =)
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
      i go to the gym every day.
      and about the icm trainer..every day before i start a session i play 100 hands and now i make only over 87% sometime i make 91%.
      from now i will have a bottle of water every day :) .i believe this things help me in the long run.

      thanks for advices :)
    • 8979687
      8979687
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      Joined: 11.11.2008 Posts: 2,225
      Nice blog here...

      I decided to pop in and noticed the good advice from Hlynkinn about the icm trainer after
      I made the suggestion to you in the hand evaluation section.

      No worries, I know it can suck at first when you start getting hands wrong because ICM is
      like a foggy field at first. You have no idea why some things are the wrong play and all
      you have to go on is memory. Eventually though after reading the judges answers in the
      hand evaluation section and most importantly asking questions you will start to understand
      WHY an any two push is an any two push and why you fold 77 but push 88 etc.....

      Good luck with SNGs, you have come to the right place at Pokerstrategy.

      I recommend you sift through some of the great SNG blogs here, and take the time to
      go back to the start of some of the players who have made it up the limits and see
      what they went through with variance and success and even ass kickings they took.

      I would also stop worrying about how you run for now, Just spend your time practicing and
      learning and studying, watching the videos here etc because at first you will not know
      if you are having a run of bad luck or your playing bad so your results will only piss you off
      when they are down and make you over happy when they are up.
    • gedwashere91
      gedwashere91
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      Joined: 20.07.2009 Posts: 2,387
      Originally posted by pokerplayer05
      SHORT TERM GOALS:
      -climb up to 2$ SNG
      -play sets of 6 tables(now i'm playng 4 tables)
      -become silver and read all SNG articles
      -make 90% with ICM trainer push or fold stage(now i make 80%)
      -post hands in hand evaluations forums
      -review my hands at least 1 hour/day

      LONG TERM GOALS
      -become platinum player
      -climb up to 22$ SNG
      -play sets of 12 tables

      Very good goals
      Stick to these and you won't go wrong.
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
      i will stick to them even now it is a little bit hard because i have a lot of bad beats but i will go through them :)

      i got some motivation from ICM trainer.i made 96% and the hands that i was wrong were very close :D i begine to understand why is push or fold and i try to learn the push ranges :)
    • Hlynkinn
      Hlynkinn
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      i got some motivation from ICM trainer.i made 96% and the hands that i was wrong were very close i begine to understand why is push or fold and i try to learn the push ranges


      CONGRATS!!! Seems like your a fast learner when you just study right :D
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      Joined: 04.07.2009 Posts: 675
      it si good when you know what to learn :)

      i read the SAGE article and here is a hand and i don't know if is good to call

      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 400/800 Blinds (2 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      SB (t9140)
      Hero (BB) (t4360)

      Hero's M: 3.63

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7, K
      SB bets t8740 (All-In), Hero calls t3560 (All-In)

      Flop: (t8720) 10, 2, 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t8720) Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t8720) 8 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t8720
    • gedwashere91
      gedwashere91
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      Originally posted by pokerplayer05
      it si good when you know what to learn :)

      i read the SAGE article and here is a hand and i don't know if is good to call
      You have <5BB and a suited King. Good call.
    • pokerplayer05
      pokerplayer05
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      yes after the SAGE is a good call.but it seems to be a little loose and i have to get used to it :)