Small roll, big ambitions :)

    • FakeLunatic
      FakeLunatic
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 91
      Hey everyone

      I have been thinking about starting blog for some time, and talking to a friend yesterday made me go the right way, so I'll start blogging :)

      A lil' bout me :
      I come from Croatia, and am student for next few more months, so I got time atm, and since getting a job in my country is borderline with Sci-Fi, there's no choice but to play poker :D

      So, I started a year ago, with pokerstrategy $50. I didn't have internet connection at my place back then, so all my playing time was at uni or at friends'. Really sucks when you want to make money, but don't have basic conditions, like stable internet, and you have to go somewhere where you are being watched and commented on. I read alot of articles and books during that time, and slowly kept improving, since I lacked alot of main ingredient : grinding. I barely managed to clear my $50 capital. Had to 18 table, which for some of you guys is normal, but for me... A bit too much.

      I moved out of that no internet apartment in June, which was rented anyways, and rented a new one, actually moved in to a friend who was living with his sister by now, but she left to live with her boyfriend. And now I finally have time and peace to grind whenever I want.

      Currently :

      I am playing at NL25 SH, moved there few days ago, took a some shots at it before, so I am already kinda used to it. From what I've seen, it's not that much different from NL10, but we'll see in the long run, wont we? :)

      Goals:

      My long term goals are to play the best I can, move as high as possible, and have no tilt at all. Life will tell if I will be able to do that.

      My short term goals are to move up to NL50, try not to look at bankroll ever and play best I can, meaning no kind of tilt. I work alot on my game, and being better player today than I was yesterday is my goal, rest will come.

      I didn't want this to be very long, so I took out the fun parts :P

      Since each intro shud be ending with a pic, here's the motivating one :



      Lets get some hands flippin!

      Cheers!
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    • FakeLunatic
      FakeLunatic
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 91
      Hello again!

      Through reviewing my hand leftovers from NL10, I found some fun hands, so thought I'd share them :

      Hand 1: Villain is 64/43/5.0

      Everest Poker $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 942996
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      MP: $6.68
      Hero (CO): $11.35
      BTN: $3.40
      SB: $15.08
      BB: $10.67
      UTG: $3.81

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with T:diamond: Q:heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.70) T:heart: 2:spade: Q:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      Turn: ($2.10) 5:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.10, Hero calls $2.10

      River: ($6.30) 9:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $6.30, Hero raises to $8.25, SB calls $1.95

      Final Pot: $22.80
      Hero shows T:diamond: Q:heart:
      SB shows K:heart: 9:heart:
      Hero wins $21.28
      (Rake: $1.52)




      Hand 2 : luckbox :)


      Everest Poker $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 942998
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BTN: $7.12
      Hero (SB): $9.90
      BB: $9.32
      UTG: $12.44
      MP: $13.76
      CO: $4.11

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with Q:heart: 9:heart:
      1 fold, MP calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.40) T:club: 4:heart: K:heart: (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, BB folds, MP calls $0.25, CO folds

      Turn: ($0.90) 5:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      River: ($0.90) 4:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Final Pot: $0.90
      Hero shows Q:heart: 9:heart:
      MP shows J:heart: A:heart:
      MP wins $0.84
      (Rake: $0.06)




      Hand 3: I love this kind of hand, and this kind of villain :) 18/17/2.0 guy


      Everest Poker $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 942999
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BTN: $4.42
      SB: $9.90
      Hero (BB): $11.17
      UTG: $1.50
      MP: $11.80
      CO: $11.59

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with K:spade: K:heart:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $1.20, SB calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.40) Q:club: 2:spade: Q:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.85, SB calls $1.85

      Turn: ($6.10) 6:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($6.10) 5:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $3.65, Hero raises to $8.12, SB calls $3.20 all in

      Final Pot: $19.80
      SB shows 7:spade: 7:heart:
      Hero shows K:spade: K:heart:
      Hero wins $18.48
      (Rake: $1.32)




      Hand 4: I love ppl who cant fold overcards, but hate when they hit :) 57/16/0.8 guy


      Everest Poker $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 943001
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BB: $4.93
      Hero (UTG): $10.00
      CO: $3.35
      BTN: $9.04
      SB: $12.16

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with K:club: K:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.35, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.35, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.85) J:spade: 3:spade: 6:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.45, BTN calls $0.45

      Turn: ($1.75) 2:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, BTN calls $1.30

      River: ($4.35) A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Final Pot: $4.35
      Hero shows K:club: K:diamond:
      BTN shows A:spade: Q:diamond:
      BTN wins $4.07
      (Rake: $0.28)



      Ok, thats enough goofy hands for today. If anyone sees any misplays, I'd like to know.

      Atm I feel like I'm reading ppl good+running good, and don't have many spots that I feel confused about, even if I come into confusing situation in session, it becomes clearer when I review hands.

      Let's hope I keep running good till next time! :f_cool:

      Cheers!
    • Jehudas
      Jehudas
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      Joined: 15.05.2008 Posts: 207
      please fix that post and use a proper format for the hadn conversion! :]

      EDIT: cheers :D
    • FakeLunatic
      FakeLunatic
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 91
      I am trying, but need some help. When I posted hands in evaluation forum, it was all good, no idea why it's not working here, I'll catch a mod on skype to edit my post, or someone to teach me, cuz I used ps hand converter and it shud be ok, imo.
      Maybe because of those forum problems today? ?(

      Im such a fish when it comes to posting :D
    • vonki
      vonki
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      my guess is that you need a space between the K or A or 3 etc and the html code =)
    • FakeLunatic
      FakeLunatic
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 91
      I fixed it with DC converter, but thanks for info vonki, will keep that in mind :)
    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
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      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      Originally posted by FakeLunatic

      Hand 4: I love ppl who cant fold overcards, but hate when they hit :) 57/16/0.8 guy


      Everest Poker $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 943001
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BB: $4.93
      Hero (UTG): $10.00
      CO: $3.35
      BTN: $9.04
      SB: $12.16

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with K:club: K:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.35, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.35, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.85) J:spade: 3:spade: 6:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.45, BTN calls $0.45

      Turn: ($1.75) 2:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, BTN calls $1.30

      River: ($4.35) A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Final Pot: $4.35
      Hero shows K:club: K:diamond:
      BTN shows A:spade: Q:diamond:
      BTN wins $4.07
      (Rake: $0.28)
      I love how these people call you twice hoping to catch an ace, and when they hit it they check behind...:D

      Nice blog btw:)
    • THESHade
      THESHade
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      Joined: 25.03.2010 Posts: 5,418
      Hello there
      Greetings froma Real Lunatic
    • FakeLunatic
      FakeLunatic
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      Joined: 22.08.2009 Posts: 91
      Hi guys. Time for a short update :

      I played some NL25, lost quite a few buyins, some due to bad play, some due to running badly. I havent won allin last two days I played, after that I didn't play, since I was sick for almost a week, so now it's time to get back to poker again!

      This is kind of hands I had going for me :
      Everest Poker $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 957072
      The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      SB: $24.50
      BB: $10.80
      Hero (UTG): $27.65
      MP: $6.82
      CO: $18.15
      BTN: $30.45

      Pre Flop: ($0.40) Hero is UTG with K:club: K:spade:
      Hero raises to $1, 1 fold, CO raises to $2.05, 3 folds, Hero raises to $6, CO calls $3.95

      Flop: ($12.40) 5:diamond: 2:diamond: T:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $9.00, CO raises to $12.15, Hero calls $3.15

      Turn: ($36.70) J:heart: (2 players)

      River: ($36.70) T:spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $36.70
      Hero shows K:club: K:spade:
      CO shows J:diamond: J:spade:
      CO wins $34.90
      (Rake: $1.80)


      GGNORE? :P

      Basically, got owned by suckouts alot, got owned by my stupid check flop, don't cbet thing I got going, and spewed some money in weird spots, Won't happen again, I hope.

      Also, today is first day after sickness, and I am about to go play with a friend sweating me, so he will help me kill all bad habits I got in last few sessions :f_eek:

      I did a session review with him today, and he made some good points, he is soo much better thinker than me.

      I made some goals for October, they are not hard to achieve, but still better :
      1) Play 25k hands
      2) Do atleast one sweat per week (either watch or play, don't matter)
      3) Read Poker mindset again
      4) Work on my tilt control skills
      5) Make some $$$ :D

      Also, I am thinking of moving from Everest to another site, didn't exactly decide which one yet, but think it's going to be on Entraction network, 50% rb sounds nice.

      @alficor : yeah, I love to get to cheap showdowns when behind, so I can make note

      @THEShade : Hello Real Lunatic, how's life treating you? :P

      Anyways, time to play some poker, so hope everyone who reads this post runs good :s_love:

      Cheers!