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Old 03-18-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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Heart From horribly losing spewtard to cash game emperor

This thread will be about tracking my results, my motivation and my health.

Let me start off by telling a bit about myself. I’ve played poker on and off since 2013. Since university I’ve been at 3 different jobs. Just as with the previous ones, I also dislike my current job. Working 40h+ a week just takes way too much time and energy for something I’m not really passionate about. I would love to have at least a part time job and play poker for the rest of the time. In order to even consider this though, I need to prove to myself first that I can actually even win at poker.

Even though I’ve had some moderate success at MTTs, I’ve always "struggled" with NL cash games.
Results:
MTTs: 17.014$
Online cash: -3.126$
Live cash : -2.806$

MTT/SNG graph:

Cash game graph:

Cash results:

Impressive right? I know.


Not too great..



My main goals right now are to beat cash games and move my way up in stakes and to take care of myself physically, mentally and socially.
I will play mainly on Pokerstars starting at 10NL and sometimes on an untracked poker site at a various array of stakes.

Thanks for reading! ALL feedback is welcome.

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: From horribly losing spewtard to cash game emperor

Hi there
I am struggling at 10NL cashgames myself at the moment but...
There is question I want to ask that the answer might help you.
Isn't your goal to make money playing this game?
If yes, what is the reason to play in stars?
As I can remember, stars has a huge amount of grinders who are playing very well and at general for cash games,its a tough field
Why not playing some softer networks?
888poker etc...
It's something to consider Imo

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hi there
I am struggling at 10NL cashgames myself at the moment but...
There is question I want to ask that the answer might help you.
Isn't your goal to make money playing this game?
If yes, what is the reason to play in stars?
As I can remember, stars has a huge amount of grinders who are playing very well and at general for cash games,its a tough field
Why not playing some softer networks?
888poker etc...
It's something to consider Imo

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I'm a very competitive person. My first goal is actually to become a better player than my opposition. Making money would be just a reflection of of my relative skill in the field I'm playing in.

Also I live in a place where Stars is one of the only legal sites to play on, so unfortunately that limits my options pretty badly.

Gl sir!
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:17 PM   #4
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I'm a very competitive person. My first goal is actually to become a better player than my opposition. Making money would be just a reflection of of my relative skill in the field I'm playing in.

Also I live in a place where Stars is one of the only legal sites to play on, so unfortunately that limits my options pretty badly.

Gl sir!
Hi
Yeah for sure if you're trying to build a better game stars is the one to go Imo.
For sure there are some other options as well... For example ACR could be one
And I totally get it , having a limited option on poker clients socks.
I live in Iran, so honestly there is not a single room that I can play without Issue other than ACR atm.
Gl

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Old 03-18-2017, 04:56 PM   #5
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Re: From horribly losing spewtard to cash game emperor

No instant heater since making this thread wtf?



Profit since start of the challenge: -11,20$

Still a lot of playing and studying to do!

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Old 03-18-2017, 06:08 PM   #6
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Re: From horribly losing spewtard to cash game emperor

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This thread will be about tracking my results, my motivation and my health.

Let me start off by telling a bit about myself. Iíve played poker on and off since 2013. Since university Iíve been at 3 different jobs. Just as with the previous ones, I also dislike my current job. Working 40h+ a week just takes way too much time and energy for something Iím not really passionate about. I would love to have at least a part time job and play poker for the rest of the time. In order to even consider this though, I need to prove to myself first that I can actually even win at poker.

Even though Iíve had some moderate success at MTTs, Iíve always "struggled" with NL cash games.
Results:
MTTs: 17.014$
Online cash: -3.126$
Live cash : -2.806$

MTT/SNG graph:

Cash game graph:

Cash results:

Impressive right? I know.


Not too great..



My main goals right now are to beat cash games and move my way up in stakes and to take care of myself physically, mentally and socially.
I will play mainly on Pokerstars starting at 10NL and sometimes on an untracked poker site at a various array of stakes.

Thanks for reading! ALL feedback is welcome.


Good luck! I'm kind of in the same situation, I'll be reading /following along


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Old 03-18-2017, 06:54 PM   #7
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Good luck! I'm kind of in the same situation, I'll be reading /following along


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Thanks man. Let me know how it goes.

GL!
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:06 PM   #8
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GL, bud!
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:10 PM   #9
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:56 AM   #10
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Re: From horribly losing spewtard to cash game emperor

I want to be very honest with myself and the readers in this topic. How? By not only sharing when things are going my way.

I think I'll call it quits for today. Everything went pretty horrible.






Here were the 5 biggest pots I lost today.


    Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37683182

    BTN: $17.97 (179.7 bb)
    Hero (SB): $10 (100 bb)
    BB: $9.82 (98.2 bb)
    UTG: $6.38 (63.8 bb)
    MP: $18.31 (183.1 bb)
    CO: $16.30 (163 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with 3 A
    2 folds, CO raises to $0.25, BTN folds, Hero raises to $1, BB folds, CO calls $0.75

    Flop: ($2.10) 2 7 2 (2 players)
    Hero bets $1, CO calls $1

    Turn: ($4.10) J (2 players)
    Hero bets $2.40, CO calls $2.40

    River: ($8.90) 6 (2 players)
    Hero bets $5.60 and is all-in, CO calls $5.60

    Spoiler:



    Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.







      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37683183

      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)
      SB: $9.31 (93.1 bb)
      BB: $15.47 (154.7 bb)
      UTG: $11.71 (117.1 bb)
      MP: $21.63 (216.3 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q Q
      UTG raises to $0.30, MP calls $0.30, CO folds, Hero raises to $1.20, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.90, MP folds

      Flop: ($2.85) 3 3 3 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.70, UTG raises to $1.60, Hero calls $0.90

      Turn: ($6.05) T (2 players)
      UTG bets $2.89, Hero calls $2.89

      River: ($11.83) 9 (2 players)
      UTG bets $6.02, Hero calls $4.31 and is all-in

      Spoiler:



      Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.







        Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37683184

        BTN: $10.71 (107.1 bb)
        SB: $13.30 (133 bb)
        BB: $20.48 (204.8 bb)
        UTG: $33.25 (332.5 bb)
        Hero (MP): $22.66 (226.6 bb)
        CO: $10 (100 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is MP with Q A
        UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.30, CO raises to $1, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.70

        Flop: ($2.15) Q 4 3 (2 players)
        Hero checks, CO bets $1.10, Hero calls $1.10

        Turn: ($4.35) T (2 players)
        Hero checks, CO bets $2.30, Hero calls $2.30

        River: ($8.95) T (2 players)
        Hero checks, CO bets $5.60 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.60

        Spoiler:



        Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.








          Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37683185

          BTN: $10.85 (108.5 bb)
          Hero (SB): $18.50 (185 bb)
          BB: $31.27 (312.7 bb)
          UTG: $11.16 (111.6 bb)
          MP: $9.83 (98.3 bb)
          CO: $10.07 (100.7 bb)

          Preflop: Hero is SB with 9 8
          UTG raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.25, BB folds

          Flop: ($0.70) J Q J (2 players)
          Hero checks, UTG bets $0.50, Hero raises to $1.46, UTG calls $0.96

          Turn: ($3.62) 8 (2 players)
          Hero bets $1.80, UTG calls $1.80

          River: ($7.22) 4 (2 players)
          Hero bets $4.80, UTG raises to $7.60 and is all-in, Hero folds

          Spoiler:



          Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.









            Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37683181

            Hero (BTN): $14.29 (142.9 bb)
            SB: $10 (100 bb)
            BB: $12.15 (121.5 bb)
            UTG: $16.82 (168.2 bb)
            MP: $14.46 (144.6 bb)
            CO: $4.55 (45.5 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is BTN with J K
            3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB folds, BB calls $0.15

            Flop: ($0.55) Q 3 J (2 players)
            BB checks, Hero checks

            Turn: ($0.55) T (2 players)
            BB checks, Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20

            River: ($0.95) 9 (2 players)
            BB bets $11.70, Hero calls $11.70

            Spoiler:



            Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.


            Feel free to berate me
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            Old 03-19-2017, 02:07 PM   #11
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            Re: From horribly losing spewtard to cash game emperor

            Played some more, lost some more.

            Really done for today now (I think ) .

            Profit since start of the challenge: -86,94$
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            Old 03-20-2017, 04:13 PM   #12
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            Was very very nervous today at my job and after, and I'm not 100% sure why. I've been struggling with anxiety and my health quite a bit lately.

            Anyway, got in quite some hands 2-tabling 10z and played with a really calm mindset. I am pretty happy with how I played.

            I should aim to be this 'relaxed' every session. I say 'relaxed' because I honestly don't know how to really relax. I tried to go to the gym today to make me a bit more at ease, but ended up in front of closed doors.

            Not going to lie, this hand tilted me a bit:
              Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37684016

              BTN: $7.75 (77.5 bb)
              SB: $13.76 (137.6 bb)
              BB: $11.43 (114.3 bb)
              UTG: $11.75 (117.5 bb)
              MP: $10.26 (102.6 bb)
              Hero (CO): $10.05 (100.5 bb)

              Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
              2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BTN folds, SB raises to $0.70, BB folds, Hero raises to $1.80, SB calls $1.10

              Flop: ($3.70) 9 5 6 (2 players)
              SB checks, Hero bets $1.60, SB calls $1.60

              Turn: ($6.90) 7 (2 players)
              SB checks, Hero bets $6.65 and is all-in, SB calls $6.65

              River: ($20.20) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)

              Spoiler:



              Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.


              First winning day since the start of the challenge:


              Day: +4,91$
              Profit since start of the challenge: -83,51$

              I guess I owe the poker gods and you readers some spoilers :
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              Old 03-20-2017, 04:50 PM   #13
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              Gl ****, will follow
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              Old 03-20-2017, 05:03 PM   #14
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              Thanks ****!
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              Old 03-20-2017, 05:49 PM   #15
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              GL, keep grinding.
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              Old 03-20-2017, 06:00 PM   #16
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              GL, keep grinding.
              Thanks man, you too. Your thread and position in life are inspirational to me.
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              Old 03-20-2017, 07:12 PM   #17
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              Gl op
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              Old 03-21-2017, 12:55 PM   #18
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              Old 03-21-2017, 04:13 PM   #19
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              I have been sleeping very bad for the last month or so, but last night was one of the worst. Was awake about 4-5 hours before my alarm went off.
              Needless to say my day at the job was pretty .
              I am exhausted but I'm not sleepy in the slightest.

              Decided to play 2 sessions and ran pretty sweet overall
              Also pretty happy with my mental game. This is great for me since I've always been very prone to tilt in cash games (in the past).


              Day: +26,99$
              Profit since start of the challenge: -56,52$

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              Slept a little better but still woke up about 2h before my alarm.

              Can't complain pokerwise, I'm having my third winning day in a row. Hope I can keep cruising like this. Let's get unstuck!



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              Slept a little better but still woke up about 2h before my alarm.

              Can't complain pokerwise, I'm having my third winning day in a row. Hope I can keep cruising like this. Let's get unstuck!



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