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Old 05-21-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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$500 to $5k this summer

Hi, first of all im a new member here so go easy on me

I've been playing recreationally online across different sites for about 2 years now and have been fairly successful.

Previously I had taken all my money out of FT after going on a bit on a downswing, but now I'm going to give it another shot again, mainly because its the only site i get rakeback on

So today i deposited $500 and my aim is $5k by the end of August. This includes rakeback + any bonuses. Not sure how realistic this is, but i wont be dissapointed if I make 3 or 4k.

I'll start off playing NL25 full ring 6 tables at once, I used to play 3/4 tables at once but feel i can cope with 6 after trying it out playing NL2. I will try to play 1k hands a day most days.

Any advice is appreciated. Wish me luck
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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Best of luck.

1k hands per day is easy
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:51 AM   #3
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GL... keep us updated
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

Thanks people

1k hands is a lot for me but I think I can handle it.

Played my first of session of 786 hands now and finished up $21.17

Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players
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UTG: $12.66
UTG+1: $26.01
MP1: $40.60
MP2: $12.48
CO: $30.93
BTN: $10.00
SB: $25.00
Hero (BB): $26.15

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with A A
UTG raises to $0.75, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.60) A 6 7 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $1, Hero calls $1

Turn: ($3.60) 3 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $2, Hero raises to $4.75, UTG calls $2.75

River: ($13.10) 9 (2 players)
Hero bets $19.65 all in, UTG calls $6.16 all in

Final Pot: $25.42
UTG mucks K A
Hero shows A A (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero wins $24.15
(Rake: $1.27)

on the flop I was thinking how the hell can I get money out of this!


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MP1: $25.49
MP2: $26.21
CO: $9.66
BTN: $42.11
Hero (SB): $21.31
BB: $10.60
UTG: $25.35
UTG+1: $23.75
UTG+2: $24.65

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with Q A
6 folds, BTN raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.25, 1 fold, BTN calls $1.50

Flop: ($4.75) Q A K (2 players)
Hero bets $2.75, BTN raises to $9.25, Hero raises to $19.06 all in, BTN calls $9.81

Turn: ($42.87) 7 (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($42.87) 8 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $42.87
BTN shows K A (two pair, Aces and Kings)
Hero shows Q A (two pair, Aces and Queens)
BTN wins $40.73
(Rake: $2.14)

Considered folding this, but he could have AJ/AT so I shipped it, oh well..

I'll post graphs every week or so.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

I like this post, u already going good, and waiting for the next post...
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:27 PM   #6
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

sick flat call with aces pre man
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #7
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

sick check raise on the turn as well
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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sick flat call with aces pre man

Lol, he was SS and I figured he was c-betting most flops and there is no-one else in the pot so I figured flatting was good, 3betting from the blinds kind of turns my hand face up.

Check raised the turn so I can ship it on the river, I put him on an strong A at that stage
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:28 PM   #9
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

Just finished session 2; 595 hands, won $27.22, now @ $548.39

Interesting to note that even though I played more hands in session 1 I only got 86FTP compared to 101 in session 2.

Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players
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UTG: $33.15
UTG+1: $8.75
Hero (MP1): $26.50
MP2: $22.09
CO: $40.80
BTN: $9.93
SB: $33.92
BB: $27.62

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP1 with K K
UTG raises to $0.85, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2.35, 2 folds, BTN calls $2.35, 3 folds

Flop: ($5.90) 5 K J (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $7.58 all in, Hero calls $7.58

Turn: ($21.06) 9 (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($21.06) 4 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $21.06
Hero shows K K (three of a kind, Kings)
BTN shows 7 8 (King Jack high)
Hero wins $20.01
(Rake: $1.05)

Lol, ty


Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
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MP1: $26.35
MP2: $25.00
CO: $26.01
BTN: $9.75
SB: $25.10
BB: $26.97
Hero (UTG): $26.61
UTG+1: $14.55
UTG+2: $19.53

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is UTG with A Q
Hero raises to $0.75, UTG+1 raises to $14.55 all in, 7 folds, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls $13.80

Flop: ($29.45) Q A 7

Turn: ($29.45) 8

River: ($29.45) J

Final Pot: $29.45
Hero shows A Q (two pair, Aces and Queens)
UTG+1 shows Q K (a pair of Queens)
Hero wins $27.98
(Rake: $1.47)

I timed out on 4 tables while deciding what to do here, I was flicking frantically through the previous hand to see why the guy was doing this and he had done something similar with A8s about 6 hands ago so I called.

Overall graph for the day


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I might play a bit again later today, if anyone wants me to post stats or anything else feel free to ask
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:56 PM   #10
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

I will ask you when you're having a losing day, if you're still here. That's the test. Can you post losing days
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #11
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I will ask you when you're having a losing day, if you're still here. That's the test. Can you post losing days
your just a negative precence in these forums
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:49 PM   #12
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

1k hands per day would total to about 90,000 hands. say you are winning at at 5PTBB/100 including bonuses etc. you would only reach $2,250.

Unless you move up or put in more than 1k every single day 5k seems out of reach. Good luck and you are starting out good.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:45 PM   #13
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1k hands per day would total to about 90,000 hands. say you are winning at at 5PTBB/100 including bonuses etc. you would only reach $2,250.

Unless you move up or put in more than 1k every single day 5k seems out of reach. Good luck and you are starting out good.
Thanks for calculating that for me, I realise $5k is a lot to target but as I said in my OP I wont be too dissapointed if I dont reach it.

I do plan on moving up to NL50 and maybe NL100 after that. Will try NL50 if/when I reach about $1.5k.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:57 PM   #14
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

i dont want to disappoint u but u played every hand wrong lol

i have 520$ roll aswell and i play NL10 cause NL25 is very high variance at the beginning, 20 bi`s is not enough and trust me im an alot better player than you are right now after i saw all the hands u posted.

but i wish u gl

edit: in b4 busto
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:05 PM   #15
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gl op
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:13 PM   #16
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Goodluck, looks like your doing well!
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:58 PM   #17
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Firstly, Thanks for the good luck messages

Secondly;
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i dont want to disappoint u but u played every hand wrong lol

i have 520$ roll aswell and i play NL10 cause NL25 is very high variance at the beginning, 20 bi`s is not enough and trust me im an alot better player than you are right now after i saw all the hands u posted.

but i wish u gl

edit: in b4 busto
Any advice is appreciated, I would like to know why, in your opinion, why I played those hands wrong?

Also, I have played NL25 before this and have a much bigger roll on another site, so I think starting with 20BI's is fine.

And finally, I just finished another session and was my best yet, 539 hands, up $83.85. Almost tripled up on 1 table after winning a big pot then getting AA v KK.

Total bankroll now at $632.21

Overall a good first day

And heres two hands,

Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players
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CO: $22.48
BTN: $24.85
SB: $25.10
BB: $25.98
UTG: $11.46
UTG+1: $11.94
Hero (MP): $21.47

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP with 7 7
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.75, 2 folds

Flop: ($1.85) 7 6 2 (2 players)
Hero bets $1, BTN calls $1

Turn: ($3.85) 3 (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $2.50, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $8.75, BTN calls $6.25

River: ($21.35) T (2 players)
Hero bets $10.97 all in, BTN calls $10.97

Final Pot: $43.29
BTN mucks 9 9
Hero shows 7 7 (three of a kind, Sevens)
Hero wins $41.13
(Rake: $2.16)


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SB: $26.50
BB: $25.35
UTG: $34.63
UTG+1: $30.62
UTG+2: $15.15
MP1: $56.27
Hero (MP2): $20.35
CO: $25.00
BTN: $23.59

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP2 with 2 2
UTG raises to $1, 3 folds, Hero calls $1, 3 folds, BB calls $0.75

Flop: ($3.10) K 2 K (3 players)
BB checks, UTG bets $2, Hero calls $2, BB folds

Turn: ($7.10) 7 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $2.50, UTG calls $2.50

River: ($12.10) 4 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $4.25, UTG calls $4.25

Final Pot: $20.60
UTG mucks A A
Hero shows 2 2 (a full house, Twos full of Kings)
Hero wins $19.57
(Rake: $1.03)
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:48 PM   #18
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KEEP IT UP THIS IS EXCITING
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #19
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Very nice OP, I'm impressed and hoping you are able to reach your goal. Goodluck.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:31 AM   #20
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

Hey man ...You've started out well and as they say well begun is half done....
Dont lose steam man...I know a lot of guys who strtd off with good goals and then lost steam...If you have a losing day keep it in perspective...
Its an ambitious goal you have set yourself....I sincerely hope you reach it !!!

GL and dont tilt
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p.s. It would be great motivation to see you do this...s
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #21
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

Nice job, sir! Good luck!

About betsizing in hand with 77. Nice line.
But why did u bet only $1?
The board has flushdraw, so imho it ll be better to protect the hand by betting $1.50 or even more. Another way it makes the pot bigger.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:22 PM   #22
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Nice job, sir! Good luck!

About betsizing in hand with 77. Nice line.
But why did u bet only $1?
The board has flushdraw, so imho it ll be better to protect the hand by betting $1.50 or even more. Another way it makes the pot bigger.
Good point, looking back on that hand I probably could have bet a little more on the flop, I only bet $1 because its such a raggedy board and a small bet induces a raise from a flush draw and two overs type of hand as it I looks like I'm trying to take it down cheap.

In general I will almost always bet 2/3 of the pot or less on the flop, because if someone has a flush/straight draw, they are not going to fold even if I bet the pot. I like to make my big bets on the turn as you can see by my raise in that hand.

Also I often am trying to take it down cheap on this kind of flop so I have to balance my range a little, maybe not so important at NL25, but I like to balance my range anyway.

Maybe my reasoning is bad here, but thats the fun of poker, there are so many different ways to play the same hand.

Going to play another session now, had a busy day so far so no poker played yet. Hope to get 1k hands played in the next 3 hours or so. Will post results/graphs then
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #23
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Re: $500 to $5k this summer

Good luck OP, you seem like a very nice guy.

I only want to give you one advice right now: your bet sizing (at least with your good hands) is too small.
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Good luck OP, you seem like a very nice guy.

I only want to give you one advice right now: your bet sizing (at least with your good hands) is too small.
Thanks for the advice, I'll try to work on that from now on.

Just finished session 4, played 1129 hands and was quite swingy, ended up down $13.83, some pretty sick hands in there. Total bankroll is now at $618.38. Have paid almost $60 in rake in the last two days so looking forward to see how much my rakeback will be



Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
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UTG+2: $22.55
MP1: $17.29
Hero (MP2): $26.33
CO: $26.21
BTN: $22.57
SB: $10.00
BB: $33.76
UTG: $8.75
UTG+1: $8.96

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP2 with K K
UTG raises to $0.75, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2, CO calls $2, 3 folds, UTG calls $1.25

Flop: ($6.35) 7 T 7 (3 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $3.25, CO calls $3.25, UTG raises to $6.75 all in, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $24.33 all in, CO calls $20.96 all in

Turn: ($61.52) 9 (3 players - 3 are all in)

River: ($61.52) A (3 players - 3 are all in)

Final Pot: $61.52
Hero shows K K (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
CO shows K J (a flush, Ace high)
UTG shows Q Q (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
CO wins $33.25
CO wins $25.27
(Rake: $3.00)



Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players
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SB: $23.16
Hero (BB): $20.60
UTG: $25.00
UTG+1: $26.14
MP: $8.40
CO: $28.54
BTN: $13.28

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with A A
1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.25, 4 folds, Hero raises to $1, UTG+1 calls $0.75

Flop: ($2.10) 3 Q A (2 players)
Hero bets $1.25, UTG+1 calls $1.25

Turn: ($4.60) T (2 players)
Hero bets $3.75, UTG+1 raises to $10.50, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $18.35 all in, UTG+1 calls $7.85

River: ($41.30) 9 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $41.30
Hero shows A A (three of a kind, Aces)
UTG+1 shows K J (a straight, Ace high)
UTG+1 wins $39.24
(Rake: $2.06)


Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
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MP1: $25.00
MP2: $26.99
Hero (CO): $20.00
BTN: $25.00
SB: $24.35
BB: $12.09
UTG: $34.51
UTG+1: $12.65
UTG+2: $11.71

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is CO with A A
1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.50, UTG+2 calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.25, 1 fold, SB calls $2.15, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls $1.75, 1 fold

Flop: ($7.50) 2 7 9 (3 players)
SB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.25, Hero raises to $5, SB folds, UTG+1 calls $4.75

Turn: ($17.50) Q (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $0.25, Hero raises to $6, UTG+1 calls $5.15 all in

River: ($28.30) T (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $28.30
Hero shows A A (a pair of Aces)
UTG+1 shows Q Q (three of a kind, Queens)
UTG+1 wins $26.89
(Rake: $1.41)

All these hand were at the same table. Thank God for multitabling I would have been so tilted if I was just playing this table, lol.

These two made up for it though


Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
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Hero (SB): $45.18
BB: $37.13
UTG: $23.32
UTG+1: $45.07
UTG+2: $17.83
MP1: $25.00
MP2: $26.00
CO: $25.75
BTN: $25.00

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with 7 5
1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.85, UTG+2 calls $0.85, 2 folds, CO calls $0.85, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.75, 1 fold

Flop: ($3.65) Q T 5 (4 players)
Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 checks, CO bets $1, Hero raises to $3.75, UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 folds, CO raises to $13.75, Hero raises to $26, CO calls $11.15 all in

Turn: ($53.45) 4 (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($53.45) 2 (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $53.45
Hero shows 7 5 (a flush, Queen high)
CO shows 5 5 (three of a kind, Fives)
Hero wins $50.78
(Rake: $2.67)


Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
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Hero (SB): $22.92
BB: $26.28
UTG: $6.77
UTG+1: $31.35
UTG+2: $29.76
MP1: $25.00
MP2: $18.04
CO: $25.18
BTN: $25.37

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with A T
7 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.50) 8 5 9 (2 players)
Hero bets $1, BB raises to $3, Hero raises to $6.50, BB raises to $25.53 all in, Hero calls $15.67 all in

Turn: ($45.84) 3 (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($45.84) 8 (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $45.84
Hero shows A T (a pair of Eights)
BB shows Q K (a pair of Eights)
Hero wins $43.55
(Rake: $2.29)

Had a hand with QQ v QQ blind on blind and AA v AA BTN on SB that were interesting too, I can post if anyone wants a look.

And heres my graph so far;


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Old 05-22-2010, 10:19 PM   #25
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Work on your bet sizing like has been said. I think you're undersizing bets in alot of places and probably losing alot of potential value by doing it.
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