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Old 07-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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Zero to Hero. My quest to become a solid person/player.

Hey guys, my name is Louis, I'm 18 years old and am studying Geology at University. I live in Australia and have been playing poker for 7 months now.

I started playing last year after watching the November 9 during my final exam peroid. I had played online beforehand, but only for play money and never taking it seriously in the slightest, more of a "I'm bored, let's find something to do". I instantly took a shine to the game and started playing as much as I could, I found 2+2 and started playing on 888 poker. Busted the free $8 deposit pretty quickly, then moved over to Party Poker getting $50 free with my signup. Busting that once again. Dropped probably another $200 on Party Poker before eventually trying to work out why I sucked so hard.

Anyway, I moved over to Stars in december, and I currently still a losing player, having made no withdrawals, I'm down probably $600 online. Although I can see through my play that I'm improving steadily

I've switched game types more times than I can count, but I think I've finally settled on MTT's.


Anyway, to the exciting stuff (haha micro stakes).

I'm gonna be using this thread as a bit of motivation to improve and post more hands. I'll be posting my progress as I go and for each tourney I play.

My BRM is pretty tight atm, and by tight I mean not huge. I have $150 which I deposited tonight and hopefully this will be my final deposit, fingers crossed.

I'm playing MTT's under $10 and play daily. I'm going to try and play during the nights and study before I start each night for at least an hour.

I'll be splitting poker and study for Uni, as I'm striving to maintain better grades from now on, first semester was a bit of a lazy period for me haha. I'll also be trying to stay healthy and fit, as I live on campus and have access to the gym during the day.


Anyway, even if I don't play, I'll still be updating this daily as to how life in general is going.

Cheers for reading guys
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Zero to Hero. My quest to become a solid person/player.

gl man, what state you from?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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Re: Zero to Hero. My quest to become a solid person/player.

Trying to play as many NLHE Micro Million events as I can over the next 2 weeks.

I'm playing event 3 tonight along with some of the earlier regular events. Total of 13 MTT's reg'd for tonight.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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gl man, what state you from?
Cheers bro And Victoria mate, yourself? (I presume you're from Aus at least haha)
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
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Re: Zero to Hero. My quest to become a solid person/player.

Poker Stars $5.00+$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10/t20 Blinds - 9 players
DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

MP1: t850 42.50 BBs
MP2: t3940 197 BBs
CO: t3180 159 BBs
BTN: t2860 143 BBs
SB: t3370 168.50 BBs
BB: t2910 145.50 BBs
Hero (UTG): t4210 210.50 BBs
UTG+1: t5910 295.50 BBs
UTG+2: t3030 151.50 BBs

Pre Flop: (t30) Hero is UTG with J J
Hero raises to t60, 1 fold, UTG+2 raises to t120, 6 folds, Hero raises to t300, UTG+2 calls t180

Flop: (t630) A 9 J (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG+2 bets t220, Hero calls t220

Turn: (t1070) 2 (2 players)
Hero bets t300, UTG+2 raises to t600, Hero raises to t1320, UTG+2 raises to t2510 all in, Hero calls t1190

River: (t6090) 9 (2 players - 1 is all in)


One hand from a thread I just made.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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Re: Zero to Hero. My quest to become a solid person/player.

[converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $3 Buy-in (20/40 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 6 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #13499232

SB: 1,262 (31.6 bb)
Hero (BB): 2,395 (59.9 bb)
UTG: 4,284 (107.1 bb)
MP: 4,180 (104.5 bb)
CO: 2,039 (51 bb)
BTN: 3,746 (93.7 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BB with J A
2 folds, CO raises to 80, BTN folds, SB calls 60, Hero raises to 300, CO folds, SB calls 220

Flop: (680) 7 5 9 (2 players)
SB checks,
What are we doing here?
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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[converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $5 Buy-in (100/200 blinds, 25 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #13499252

UTG+2: 2,525 (12.6 bb)
MP1: 1,466 (7.3 bb)
MP2: 7,400 (37 bb)
MP3: 6,435 (32.2 bb)
CO: 2,000 (10 bb)
BTN: 5,694 (28.5 bb)
Hero (SB): 23,661 (118.3 bb)
BB: 8,108 (40.5 bb)
UTG+1: 3,760 (18.8 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with A A
7 folds, Hero raises to 500, BB calls 300

Flop: (1,225) Q A 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets 400, Hero calls 400

Turn: (2,025) 2 (2 players)
Hero bets 800, BB calls 800

River: (3,625) 3 (2 players)
Hero bets 2,000, BB calls 2,000

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #8
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So, ended up being too tired to play all 12 MTTs last night, so I dropped the last 2 which unfortunately included event 3 of the MM.

I only cashed once last night, which was in the big 5.50, coming in the top half of the 400's. For around $10.50.

BR sitting at around $125.

Going out to crown tonight with my mate, but only playing degen table games as I haven't played table games in months. I may play poker later in the night if the cider and jäger bombs convince me.

Have a good Friday night everyone.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #9
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Cheers bro And Victoria mate, yourself? (I presume you're from Aus at least haha)
haha ye man, from SA
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:28 AM   #10
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dude ure story is just like mine two years ago, i finished my geology degree in the UK and now live in Brisbane and work for Xstrata, try and keep up the grind so you don't have to work doing this your whole life GL
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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Study hard, keep playing and you will be the hero
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:14 AM   #12
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Haha I was just in SA for work dude! I'm not a fan of adelaide haha
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:15 AM   #13
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dude ure story is just like mine two years ago, i finished my geology degree in the UK and now live in Brisbane and work for Xstrata, try and keep up the grind so you don't have to work doing this your whole life GL
Haha it's funny because I was born in England as well dude, moved here when I was 9! Haha that's funny! How do you find the life? I presume you're doing mining geology?

You don't enjoy it?
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Yeah hopefully man! Cheers for reading
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Haha I was just in SA for work dude! I'm not a fan of adelaide haha
ye im not much of a fan either lol. i like big cities

hopefully when i finish my degree i can escape the country town lol
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:34 AM   #16
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So, follow up from last night. I'm keep this thread with a focus on everything I do btw guys, not just poker.

So, got the train into the city, met up with my mate, headed into crown. It was his first time there so I wanted him to have a good time. Anyway, we go get drinks first, overpriced drinks at that, and I'm soon feeling seriously intoxicated, before gambling we wanna eat so we head to this Asian restaurant called Sho, great food, we get duck pancakes but we are both too ****ed off our faces to finish the things and the quickly retire to the floor to gamble.

I don't play table games much at all, as I can't stand not having an edge, and tonight seemed at first to be going ok, within 20 minutes I was up $70 off of $50, on the $1 roulette table (lol Baller as **** obviously ) and riding sweet. Next thing I know. I'm being told by my sober mate (he works in crown so he cant gamble and had just finished his shift) to take the $170 I now have in my pocket and finally go play 2/3, as I have been telling him and myself that I'm gonna play 2/3 soon.In my highly ****ed up state I believe this recommendation is better than anything in the world. And next thing I know I'm being eye****ed by every reg at the table.

Few mades hands later and I'm sweet, sitting on $300 and 100bb. Ten lady luck decides to throw a curve ball. I'm on the button with 47o (a personal favourite) and being drunk, I'm playing anything I like the look of when I'm IP. I call along with the whole table and we see a flop of 478. I'm allin by the turn HU, turn comes 9, river comes 9 and he shows Q9o. Quickly reassuring me that "he didn't believe me".

I rapidly depart the table with my friend telling me to calm the **** down because I'm "lethal, on the verge of frenzy". Go back to Lucknow games, tilt off an easy $100 on blackjack and roulette. And then head back to poker, however $100 only allows me to sit down on 1/2.

Meanwhile, my friend is being offered Ice and blowjobs off a man who my friiend is convinced he is a cop, the man is offering my mate blowjobs off an elderly lady in a corner (pimplol?) for $30, assuring him "you can **** her throat as hard as you want man".
Which my fried obviously declines.(however he told me that if it was free...)

Anyway, 1/2 went ok until the board rolled out 5789. I'm allin with A6 on the turn and ask the guy, do you have 106? To which he says "yeah sorry bud", quickly takes a chunk of my stack and I end up leaving the table with like $80 more than I started with.

Long story short, I finished with hungry jacks and had a relatively cheap night at $250 dollars, so I'm pretty happy.

Gonna try and get some grind in today once I've eaten and the piss has worn off.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:36 AM   #17
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ye im not much of a fan either lol. i like big cities

hopefully when i finish my degree i can escape the country town lol
I love Melbourne haha. Great city!

And yeah man, what degree are you doing?
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Re: Zero to Hero. My quest to become a solid person/player.

So, back on the grind tonight. I have all events from the $0.55 NLHE to the Big 5.50 on the cards tonight. (Except the Ante Up event).

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I will play more depending on how I feel towards the end. May just finish with the big 5.50 if I'm feeling tired.
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I love Melbourne haha. Great city!

And yeah man, what degree are you doing?
I havent really been to melb, just the airport as a stop when i came back from overseas. i plan on coming at the end of the year for a couple weeks. you ever play live cash?

im studying psychology

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So, back on the grind tonight. I have all events from the $0.55 NLHE to the Big 5.50 on the cards tonight. (Except the Ante Up event).

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #21
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I havent really been to melb, just the airport as a stop when i came back from overseas. i plan on coming at the end of the year for a couple weeks. you ever play live cash?

im studying psychology



run good!
Yeah man I play a lot of live cash over the weekends. Yeah come down we can play at crown haha!

And nice. First year?

About to post a HH. I quit for tonight.
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    Poker Stars, $2 Buy-in (400/800 blinds, 75 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #13523112

    Hero (CO): 62,677 (78.3 bb)
    BTN: 54,669 (68.3 bb)
    SB: 24,633 (30.8 bb)
    BB: 18,820 (23.5 bb)
    UTG+1: 69,372 (86.7 bb)
    UTG+2: 21,731 (27.2 bb)
    MP1: 10,459 (13.1 bb)
    MP2: 15,765 (19.7 bb)
    MP3: 18,638 (23.3 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
    5 folds, Hero raises to 1,600, BTN calls 1,600, 2 folds

    Flop: (5,075) 8 T A (2 players)
    Hero bets 2,400, BTN calls 2,400

    Turn: (9,875) 9 (2 players)
    Hero bets 8,000, BTN raises to 16,800, Hero raises to 58,602 and is all-in, BTN calls 33,794 and is all-in

    River: (111,063) 7 (2 players, 2 are all-in)




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    Old 07-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #23
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    Playing my last event for tonight then I'm off. I'm tired and tilting atm. So I'm just gonna call it a night.

    BR on $102
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    Yeah man I play a lot of live cash over the weekends. Yeah come down we can play at crown haha!

    And nice. First year?

    About to post a HH. I quit for tonight.
    I will come for sure. However i play PLO now, back when i played live i played NL.

    at adelaide we only have 9 poker tables, i heard there is 70+ at the crown

    in 2nd year psych

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    I will come for sure. However i play PLO now, back when i played live i played NL.

    at adelaide we only have 9 poker tables, i heard there is 70+ at the crown

    in 2nd year psych

    run good!
    Yeah I;m not a fan on Sky City's room. Opens at 6:30pm and it's not open Sundays and Mondays? Wtf is this ****?

    Ahh nice. Enjoying it?

    Haha not tonight bud. Starting second session!

    And you heard right bro! Crown's room is epic.
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