This post has been edited 5 time(s), it was last edited by L3ST: 28.05.2011 17:11.
21y old from Romania, playing real money poker for about 1 year. I've deposited 10$ first time and played some SNG's and MTTs. Ofc, little or no ROI. Tilted them away pretty fast.
I've blown the first bankroll, as many do. I've blown the second, third, fourth on various other sites getting some pretty decent cashes in rebuys or freezeout tournaments. Got my BR up to 160$ once and played NL10 FR/SH and NL5/NL10 Rush. That money is now on someone's graph, a pretty green line going up.
I've been through the "wow, aces, I should go all in preflop first in" stage and the "maybe this is rigged because I'm such a good player and these sites are like Robin Hood taking money from the good players and giving it to the bad players" and all sorts of silly judgements.
In the meantime, I've re-read some of the articles, read Barry Greestein's book, part of Dan Harrington's on Hold'EM, tried some variations of poker like FL, Stud, Razz. Play Money is actually a good start.
Mid-August I've deposited 31$ and change that was in my moneybookers account and transfered 26$ to my ex-roommate ( long story, they were his
). 5$ bankroll went to pieces before the 25th, when I took a little vacation to the seaside.
Coming back home, my rakeback was in. 99 cents. Not much money so I decided that I shouldn't go to the .01/.02 tables with less than half of buy-in. So I started playing the .25+.05 qualifiers for the Daily Dollar on FTP. I got up to 5$, a bit down, some NL 2 FR got me to 8$, then 7. Some downswing combined with poor play and coolers got me to 2$ this morning.
Inspired by Chris Ferguson's 0 to 10K, I considered I had a head start ( 2 full dollars ) to the 10K mark.
Best place to start was the Cap tables. 60c max per hand, steady but constant profit since I had some edge on the players after watching some poor play there.
Bottom line, cleared 10% of my deposit bonus (3.1$ ) and now I'm at 14.38$. Might be a heather, since I had some pretty good hands that got paid off.
Now some goals:
[ ] Elaborate my own BRM plan
[ ] Clear the 100% deposit bonus by 10th of December.
[ ] Get to 25 buy-ins on NL2
[ ] Get deep into Dailly Dollar
[ ] Reach final table at the Dailly Dollar
Next post will be have some nice hands from today.
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by L3ST: 14.09.2010 21:51.
This blog was almost drawing dead. First post, then I'm out. I was running horrible at NL2 the last days, my BR dropped down to 6$.
I've played some 0.25$+0.05$ qualifiers for the Daily Dollar and cashed in the buy-in, but it was constant break-even.
I was eager for a larger pool of players, and saw a 1.25$+0.15$ Knockout qualifier for miniFTOPS #32. 6 handed isn't really my thing, but I gave it a try. Shipped it
First place, robbed the final table dry with 76K out of 81k on the last hand. The last hand was actually funny, posting it here:
Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q. 5 folds, BU raises to $0.08, SB raises to $0.26, Hero calls $0.24, BU raises to $2.92, SB calls $0.78, Hero calls $2.66.
Almost folded queens here, first time because I was tired and didn't see the cards right, then I was gonna fold if SB hadn't called. I figured that BTN wouldn't push AA or KK in position vs 1 re-raise+ 1 cold call. That leaves some Ax hand. AK or AA. If SB called, he had an Ace blocker, so there were bigger chances that my hand will hold up.
Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is CO with K
5 folds, Hero calls $0.02, BTN calls $0.02, 1 fold, BB checks
Flop: ($0.07) T
BB checks, Hero bets $0.05, BTN folds, BB calls $0.05
Turn: ($0.17) Q
BB checks, Hero bets $0.12, BB raises to $6.98, Hero calls $1.87 all in
River: ($9.14) A
(2 players - 1 is all in)
Final Pot: $9.14
Hero shows K
BB shows K
Hero wins $3.88
BB wins $4.99
I was actually pretty sad it turned into a Royal Flush being heads up, since I thought I wasn't going to get paid. I was actually hoping he had aces in the hole, queens or whatever. And he shoved. Awesome!
Released 5$ out of the bonus, so sitting on a pretty 52$ on William Hill now.
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by L3ST: 28.05.2011 20:11.
Thanks cbucsan and pokerplayer05
It seems that the only way is up.
Had some coolers where the line goes down and also got sucked out on a hand vs a maniac and another maniac on the Pounds table. A10, TPTK on 3 10 2 rainbow. First maniac shoves ( 81/30 over 43 hands ), the other one shoves ( 67/33 over 15 hands ). I knew the first maniac shoves any gutshot, and also that the second maniac has either a bad kicker, or 2nd pair. Turns out I was right, he had K10, but managed to catch a king on the river. First maniac had Js9s, with no spade on the flop.
After the maniac won, he kept trash talking the table and I kept being "unsure about his bets". I almost stacked him, tried a little ihufa slowroll and still got around 3 pounds from him ( 150BB ). I left him .60 pounds to play, I need him to come back tomorrow.
I like maniacs. They stack you one time if you're unlucky, but you can just reload and stack them back in the next 2 hands.
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by L3ST: 23.09.2010 03:29.
Had a swingy run today. I've started playing the Euro tables and GBP tables, but I think I'm getting a little over my bankroll. Sitting at 75$ with 10$ released out of the 60$ bonus and another 5$ coming pretty soon.
Running well above EV now. The graph is so swingy because I've been playing shorthanded for at some tables and either they luckboxed, either I was reading the hand very bad.
Also, I installed HEM again. It seems it runs smoother than PT3 on iPoker 5-6 tables, but it's really a hard choice.
Had my first win today at PLO HU .01/.02. 49BB in 59 hands. The guy just quit after. The results would have been better is some donk didn't decide that his straight draw on the flop beats my set. Of course, it did. Gotta learn to fold some hands.
CO shows A:club: T
(Pre 42%, Flop 83.4%, Turn 100.0%)
CO wins $18.81
Figured he couldn't have the nut flush since he 3-barreled pot-size. I was the live one at the table it seems. Totally spewy. Should stop playing while lacking sleep, I just fool myself that I'm thinking at another level and do stupid mistakes.
Such an ugly session, I played like crap from the first hands. Next thing: my EV line decides to break up with me and go upstairs.
300 hands later, strange thing happens. 4 handed all in vs one reg and two fish my aces hold up making the best hand by the river. On another table, three handed all in vs two fish. I win. Figured it's time to quit the session since fishes are busto and don't wanna keep switching money back and forth with the regs.
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by L3ST: 30.05.2011 20:43.
Out of bussiness next month, my bachelor thesis is due and prom and stuff like that.
Tried to rebuild BR on Stars. Deposited 10$ to play in EN vs PL community battle and figured I'd give PLO a shot.
Ran like god, played pretty good especially super-deep.
Deposited late April 30$ , cleared small FDB and made it into 278$ starting with 15 buy-ins on PLO2.
Withdrawn most of BR and left about 50$ to play with. Huge downswing, aggresive BRM => 10.xx$ left that I tilted away playing 3.5$ HUSNG.
Deposited 10$, played PLO2 with 5 buyins and made it to 40$ ( 20 buyins ). 2 Buy-ins were lost thinking anyone would fold at PL2.
Hope I'm gonna make a huge comeback next month, after summer break starts.