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Old 04-16-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

So I'm sure some of have seen my thread about grinding sitngos on ignition and dealing with the brutal bubble situations. I was able to grind my roll from 150 from August of last year to 1200 playing from $3 to $7 levels . The reason I'm switching is because I can't deal with the bubble play in these sitngos even if your pushing correctly your still hoping not to get called and bubble. I've tried the $15 a few times and just can't win for some reason and I always bubble them which is extremely frustrating. I'm choosing to play zoom cash because I like that fact that I don't have to push marginal hands and I can play deepstack poker which will improve my game overall.

My current roll is 633 I'm starting at 5nl on ignition .

I've played 1500 hands so far , I was up $15 .

Today's results. 600 hands -4.21

Overall up $11.
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Gl buddy i subbed, as someone who started at 5nl zone as well and is now playing midstakes reg speeds and z100 on ignition, my number one piece of advice is to be super aggressive with shot taking z25 cause it is insanely soft, also take your zoom shots on fri/sats.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:34 PM   #3
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Thanks for the advice I'm excited/nervous to be honest . Any advice on how many hands I should play per day , also what should be a good buyin amount to have per level 30-50 buyins? . And should I withdraw the extra money instead because I know I'm overrolled for 5nl($600+) .
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:19 PM   #4
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

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Thanks for the advice I'm excited/nervous to be honest . Any advice on how many hands I should play per day , also what should be a good buyin amount to have per level 30-50 buyins? . And should I withdraw the extra money instead because I know I'm overrolled for 5nl($600+) .
Hmm, i mean probably just wait till you have like 650-700, then play 25nl and move back down if you hit 500. For nl 100 zoom id wait till you have like 30 buyins so that you can play tilt free and with 0 br pressure.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:09 PM   #5
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Quick update for the day played 400 hands

Profit.+5.69.

Overall+16.69
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:03 PM   #6
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

I know that 10nl doesn't run on zone so do you suggest playing 25nl short with 50bb or just jump straight into 25nl ?
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:36 PM   #7
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Quick update for today played 700 hands made a bad call with KK the bb on a 4 straight board for $3. But managed to get out of the whole. I feel like my sb play is pretty bad players tend to defend pretty wide and call down alot . I feel like this is going to be a long journey but I like this way more then playing sitngos .

Hands played.700
Results -.66
Overall +16.03

Here's my graph also for the past few days.

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Old 04-18-2017, 03:16 PM   #8
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Goodluck, Im grinding the micros also. Which site are you playing? Are you playing 2nl or 5nl?
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:01 PM   #9
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Thanks , I'm playing 5nl zoom on ignition.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:43 PM   #10
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Take shots at different rooms as well imo.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:09 PM   #11
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Thanks, I've tried americas cardroom before but I just didn't like the regular tables it gets boring waiting around until other players are done with there hands, plus Im not a huge fan of using huds and being able to track players and take advantage of there playing style I feel like it's kind of cheating in a way .
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:16 PM   #12
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Quick update did a some studying of a couple spots where i had some premium hands like Queens and saw that i was playing them to passively, i would almost always flat to a three bet or four bet and see a flop instead of just getting it in. One hand that i recall from two days ago i three bet a utg raise from the bb and he four bets and i flat and the flop came jack high and i folded thinking i now lose to everything but AK and 10s but turns out he had AKs.


So i played about 900 hands after my review session and got it in with KK vs AJ so im going to start playing my premiums more aggressively. Im wondering if its a plus ev move getting in Queens and Ak pre facing a 3bet. Should i just ship these hands pre , also the players are all anonymous so i have no reads on them.


Hands played 880
Results+4.87
Overall+20.90
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:40 PM   #13
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

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Quick update did a some studying of a couple spots where i had some premium hands like Queens and saw that i was playing them to passively, i would almost always flat to a three bet or four bet and see a flop instead of just getting it in. One hand that i recall from two days ago i three bet a utg raise from the bb and he four bets and i flat and the flop came jack high and i folded thinking i now lose to everything but AK and 10s but turns out he had AKs.


So i played about 900 hands after my review session and got it in with KK vs AJ so im going to start playing my premiums more aggressively. Im wondering if its a plus ev move getting in Queens and Ak pre facing a 3bet. Should i just ship these hands pre , also the players are all anonymous so i have no reads on them.


Hands played 880
Results+4.87
Overall+20.90
No idea on zoom tables, but as I heard a lot before from reqs there, you will see a huge percentag3 of all in's to be a hand like AX ( the x being a broadway...)
My personal exprience show me it's +ev to get it in...
Unless you have reads in someone being a super nit...even against a pretty tight 4bet range (AA,KK,QQ,AK) you would be behind 12 combos, chop with one, and have 10% +equity agaisnt 16 combos of ak(and you're ahead of them...)

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Old 04-19-2017, 06:14 PM   #14
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

I actually didn't know there was that many combos of AK, I should probably start studing poker statistics. I'm basically playing a ABC form of poker really.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:28 AM   #15
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Quick update didnt play yesterday was pretty tired. Today was a good day was a heater session just kept catching cards stacking two players with flush over flush situations.I decided to quit the session after 400 hands i didnt want to get into a cooler situation myself and loose my stack. I know thats probably not the best thing to do but im just going to take my profit and run.


Hands played:406
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:22 PM   #16
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Nice to be on a heater
I stronglu recomend you to start reading about the game...
If it's just a hobby, it's ok to play like this.
But if you have any intention on improving your game, you really need to work on things like basic mindset of the game...


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Old Yesterday, 08:39 PM   #17
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Re: Follow a beginners grind from 5nl to 50nl

Thanks I'll try to find some material to read up on. Once again I find myself being a nit with a premium pair facing a 3bet . I can't find the hand but I'll try to give a rough ideal of how it played out

Utg limps .5

Mp.Hero 3bets to .25 with KK

Co 4bets .60

I flat being a nit I guess. I'm OK with seeing a flop or I'm being a nit and hope he doesn't have Aces. Dry flop he cbets .75 I call turn Ace and we check it down to the river he shows QQ.

Also this is all the money I have life and bankroll wise($650) I refuse to go back to work and my living expenses are only $150 a month . But if I do fail I'll definitely go back to work so I think that's a factor plus Im scared of failing to be honest. I think with all that in the back of my mind I feel like that's probably why I'm being so cautious or I'm a nit. And I know I should aim for 1k hands per day but part of me just wants to take my profit and run. I'm hoping this mindset will pass at some point .

Hands played 420
Profit.+4.00
Overall+39.00
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