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Old 01-25-2019, 04:24 PM   #26
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Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

Gl!
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:00 PM   #27
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Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

January 2019:



Really low volume this month. Had a 28 day break from poker.

Tried out the new site a bit and it seems to be fine. Rakeback is around 25-30% now.

I cashed out everything I still had on the previous site and deposited $50 into the new one.

Also got some nice extra 2018 RB:



How often do you get to see this?
I'll go on a vacation skiing in February and this extra RB should cover the cost.

I also got into David Sklansky's book this month:
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...-book-1733818/

That's it.

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Old 03-01-2019, 12:00 AM   #28
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Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

February 2019:



A quick update:

Bankroll is at 16k

I really like the new site (more than the previous one), so will keep playing here.

I started using HUD again this month (haven't been using it in 2018). I'll see if my win rate improves much with it. The volume might be slightly lower when I use it, so I'll have to judge whether the extra WR is worth it.

I played 2.234 minutes this month and have been making ~$24/hr, which is almost identical to how much I've been making on the previous site.

I expect to keep making ~40k hands/month till June. After that I should be done with the exams and will start aiming at 150k+ months. I really want to have a $3000+ profit month and am quite motivated to achieve it. July should be the month if everything goes as planned.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:36 AM   #29
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Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

Hey Janez . Še en Slovencelj tu.

Im def. in for updates, and wish you all GL. Im on FAST poker too. PM me if want some debate.
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:00 PM   #30
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Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

March 2019:



Bankroll is at 16.4k

Felt like I've been getting soulread a lot this month for some reason. Perhaps it's just variance.

The one time that I actually managed to hit a good hand vs a reg:
    $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players

    SB: $35.41 (177.1 bb)
    BB: $21.78 (108.9 bb)
    Hero (CO): $25.29 (126.5 bb)
    BTN: $16.09 (80.5 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is CO with T K
    Hero raises to $0.40, BTN calls $0.40, SB raises to $1.60, BB folds, Hero calls $1.20, BTN calls $1.20

    Flop: ($5) 7 T K (3 players)
    SB bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50, BTN folds

    Turn: ($10) T (2 players)
    SB folds

    Spoiler:

    How do they always know?

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    Hey Janez . Še en Slovencelj tu.

    Im def. in for updates, and wish you all GL. Im on FAST poker too. PM me if want some debate.
    Hey Slovenian guy!

    Thanks for following the thread.

    I don't really chat about poker with people since I don't really consider the game very fun. I also don't think that there's much for me to still learn and giving away free info is always -EV. If I want to have fun, I go play Warcraft/Overwatch or whatever. Poker is mainly work for me - a source of income. A relatively interesting/fun game that also makes me money. Any time that I spend studying the game lowers my overall hourly, therefore I avoid doing it needlessly.

    I always enjoyed studying the game much more than playing, which was one of my biggest leaks for years.


    Since it's April 1st, here's a fun flop 9-bet hand for the end:
      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players

      SB: $60.67 (303.4 bb)
      BB: $7.70 (38.5 bb)
      CO: $25.64 (128.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $27.50 (137.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 3 K
      CO folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.90) J 3 3 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.24, BB raises to $0.48, Hero raises to $0.96, BB raises to $1.44, Hero raises to $2.22, BB raises to $3.78, Hero raises to $5.34, BB raises to $6.90, Hero raises to $7.30 and is all-in, BB calls $0.40

      Turn: ($15.50) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($15.50) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Spoiler:
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      Old 03-31-2019, 06:11 PM   #31
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      Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

      Dat 10bb/100 winrate after rakeback is sweet! Wp, man!

      Vamo!
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      Old 03-31-2019, 07:18 PM   #32
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      Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

      Go on this you have the win rate but will need to move up a level to hit 100k gl
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      Old 03-31-2019, 07:51 PM   #33
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      16.4k bankroll from microstakes wow man this is unreal
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      Old 03-31-2019, 09:19 PM   #34
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      Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

      u said u never had more than 5 buy ins downswing
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      Old 03-31-2019, 10:00 PM   #35
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      Quote:
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      u said u never had more than 5 buy ins downswing
      Actually, this month I had one of the worst downswings since I started the challenge.

      But yeah, I'll stop arguing about that 5bi claim, it was probably a bit of an exaggeration

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      Dat 10bb/100 winrate after rakeback is sweet! Wp, man!

      Vamo!
      Thanks, it was hard for me to achieve it.

      Do you maybe know what happened to Finland22 and his thread?
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      Old 03-31-2019, 10:36 PM   #36
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      Actually, this month I had one of the worst downswings since I started the challenge.

      But yeah, I'll stop arguing about that 5bi claim, it was probably a bit of an exaggeration



      Thanks, it was hard for me to achieve it.

      Do you maybe know what happened to Finland22 and his thread?
      He called one of the mods pedo and rapist lol.

      Got banned 4 good.

      But he is getting out of the hospital and will live on his own, will go back to streaming. But not sure if that's good or bad for him, maybe if he manages to quit drugs.
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      Old 03-31-2019, 11:09 PM   #37
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      Hahaha this thread is nuts.

      Definitely railing, you are awesome man!
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      Old 04-01-2019, 07:04 AM   #38
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      Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

      Do you find pointless to play on stars without rakeback? Aren't the games softer?
      Btw why not partypoker? Isn't the rake supergood?
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      Old 04-01-2019, 07:34 AM   #39
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      He is not playing on PS. Stars dont have licence in Slovenia. What gets down, always find the way up. GL in april.

      That hand with K3 ... super for 1st of April .
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      Old 04-01-2019, 10:38 AM   #40
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      He called one of the mods pedo and rapist lol.

      Got banned 4 good.
      In which thread, his own?
      I haven't seen it.

      I hope he'll get better.
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      Old 04-01-2019, 11:00 AM   #41
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      In which thread, his own?
      I haven't seen it.
      Yeah, that thread was amazing.
      It was completely deleted by the mod though. My post count fell from ~960 to 904

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      Do you find pointless to play on stars without rakeback? Aren't the games softer?
      Btw why not partypoker? Isn't the rake supergood?
      I used to play 50z on stars in 2016 and was actually going to reach Supernova till the end of the year, but unfortunately in July of that year PS stopped offering games in Slovenia due to our new legislation.

      You guys are free to check out my past PS account if you want. There were some fun hands as I remember (though my game has evolved since then, so don't judge ):
      https://www.boomplayer.com/u/erufen+...ds/Most-Recent

      There are very few sites where I can still play right now. PartyPoker happens to be one of them, but I don't really have a good reason to go there.

      The rake is actually pretty low for me on the site that I'm currently playing on too, since I'm using a special betting size strategy that makes me pay the minimum rake. For example:
      You can see in the K3 hand that I bet $0.24 on the flop into a pot of $0.90, which would mean that if called, the final pot would be $1.38 and I'd pay only $0.06 rake (4.3% rake). While If I bet $0.25 instead, the final pot would be $1.40 and I would pay $0.07 rake (5% rake).

      I use this strategy pre and postflop, but am not sure how much I actually gain from it. My estimation is, that I make extra ~$0.7 per hour because of it (considering RB) which isn't all that much, but it adds up.
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      Old 04-02-2019, 08:56 AM   #42
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      god maths
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      Old 04-30-2019, 06:00 PM   #43
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      April 2019:



      Bankroll is at 17.4k

      It was a good month. Had one bad downswing at ~27k hands, when I tried playing 1400 hands/hr after a long time. I won't go over 1200 again till I'm 100% ready.

      I've also reached 10k+ pre rb profit since the start of the challenge:



      It's a nice milestone


      A fun hand from the last session:

        $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

        Hero (SB): $24.73 (123.7 bb)
        BB: $29.55 (147.8 bb)
        MP: $7.72 (38.6 bb)
        CO: $34.26 (171.3 bb)
        BTN: $19.80 (99 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is SB with J 7
        3 folds, Hero raises to $0.59, BB calls $0.39

        Flop: ($1.18) A J Q (2 players)
        Hero checks, BB bets $0.60, Hero raises to $2, BB calls $1.40

        Turn: ($5.18) Q (2 players)
        Hero checks, BB bets $1.80, Hero calls $1.80

        River: ($8.78) A (2 players)
        Hero bets $2.63, BB folds

        Spoiler:


        It's a bit weird the way I played it. Def not my standard line, but can be good vs specific players.
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        Old 04-30-2019, 06:13 PM   #44
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        Re: $100.000 profit at 20nl

        Nice results, you´ll get the 100k profit soon. And in an extremely low variance way, as we can see from your overall graph. Any poker goals for the day after? Move up, go for 200k at 20nl, etc?
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        Old 04-30-2019, 06:49 PM   #45
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        Extremely impressive work 0.000 profit at 20nl
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        Old 05-01-2019, 10:00 AM   #46
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        Nice results, you´ll get the 100k profit soon. And in an extremely low variance way, as we can see from your overall graph. Any poker goals for the day after? Move up, go for 200k at 20nl, etc?
        It's still a bit early to talk about the day after hah. I'll decide what to do next based on what I'll feel will be optimal at that time.

        Good luck with your own challenge Fazen!

        I don't think that Snowie is a very good/accurate tool btw. It has many leaks and trying to imitate it perfectly might actually hurt your win rate long term. Playing like that at micros might make you a little bit of money, but you likely won't be able to beat higher stakes. It is not even close to GTO and is a terrible tool for exploiting players (which is where most of the money is made). It can help new players learn some fundamentals, but I think that at this point it might just be limiting you from progressing further. Just my 2 cents.

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        Extremely impressive work 0.000 profit at 20nl
        Thanks!

        Always nice to get a compliment from a fellow 25nl reg
        HS players often don't appreciate how difficult it is to achieve this.
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        Old 05-01-2019, 11:27 AM   #47
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        Yes, I think you and all the other guys who are telling me about Snowie weaknesses are right. I have to say it helped a lot in developing a default strategy, as mine was really bad before, and its strategy seems to do really well vs regs (that´s why I love playing vs them lol). But yeah, blindly following it in real games is quite bad for my wr, and I won´t do it. Still no regrets in buying the license, it has its merits.
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        Old 05-01-2019, 11:56 AM   #48
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        Are you still playing speed tables or have you moved to regular tables?
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        Old 05-01-2019, 04:00 PM   #49
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        Are you still playing speed tables or have you moved to regular tables?
        I'm still playing speed tables, just on another site.

        I really like how on fast poker I can just instantly start playing 1000+hands/hr without having to start tables. It really makes the whole experience much more fun. Ending the session is much faster too.

        Sometimes I randomly check the normal cash game tables (to see if any 20nl regs have moved up) and I notice that there are usually only like 8 tables running at 50nl and out of those only 1-2 have a free place to sit in. If I moved up, I can't imagine that I could play more than 500 hands/hr there, meaning that even if my win rate stayed the same, I still wouldn't be making any more money per hour.
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        May 2019:



        Bankroll is at 17.8k

        I've been searching for a job (mandatory internship for university) for around 5 months now. Kinda annoying how hard this is, even though I'm OK with not getting paid at all. I've tried in 6 different companies already, but wasn't accepted anywhere. They invite me to an interview and ask me dumb questions about my personality, work experience and what I can bring to the company.

        I'm a student, wtf do they expect my work experience to be???

        "What can you bring to the company?"
        I don't know, I'm offering to literally be your slave for 160 hours. You tell me to clean sh*t, I'll do it. You tell me to do your job instead of you, I'll do it. You tell me to suck your d*ck, I'll f-ing do it. It's as simple as that.

        They ended up giving me excuses like: "We've already reached our intern student quota".
        What? That's like telling someone: "Sorry, I can't let you be my slave because I already have too many slaves".

        I don't get it, honestly. It would actually be super +EV in my country to open a company that would only employ student interns. You'd have people working hard for you, making you money, and you wouldn't even have to pay them. There are limitless amounts of students also, so it wouldn't even be a problem. There are new ones every year.

        Anyways, through connections I finally managed to get it. I'll be working for 160 hrs from June-July and be getting paid exactly $0/hr (which I'm cool with. I was thinking of offering companies 200-500€ to have me).

        I also have the last two exams next month so the poker volume will probably be even lower than in May.


        Some hands:

        One of the few hands that I managed to win in the last session. Was targeting exactly AK pretty much, and I can see him hero calling even that (with Kh).
          $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players

          SB: $20 (100 bb)
          BB: $22.24 (111.2 bb)
          Hero (CO): $14.40 (72 bb)
          BTN: $22.37 (111.9 bb)

          Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
          Hero raises to $0.40, BTN raises to $1.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.10

          Flop: ($3.30) J 7 A (2 players)
          Hero checks, BTN bets $1.65, Hero calls $1.65

          Turn: ($6.60) T (2 players)
          Hero checks, BTN checks

          River: ($6.60) 3 (2 players)
          Hero checks, BTN bets $3.30, Hero raises to $11.25 and is all-in, BTN folds

          Spoiler:



          Had a read. Not sure about this...
            $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players

            SB: $11.78 (58.9 bb)
            BB: $90.72 (453.6 bb)
            Hero (CO): $18.68 (93.4 bb)
            BTN: $6.71 (33.6 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
            Hero raises to $0.40, BTN calls $0.40, SB folds, BB raises to $2, 2 folds

            Spoiler:



            Great bluff, mate.
              $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players

              Hero (SB): $20.45 (102.3 bb)
              BB: $25.88 (129.4 bb)
              CO: $22.59 (113 bb)
              BTN: $21.30 (106.5 bb)

              Preflop: Hero is SB with J A
              CO folds, BTN raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $1.40, BB folds, BTN calls $0.90

              Flop: ($3) K Q 5 (2 players)
              Hero bets $1.19, BTN calls $1.19

              Turn: ($5.38) 7 (2 players)
              Hero checks, BTN checks

              River: ($5.38) 5 (2 players)
              Hero checks, BTN bets $2.80, Hero calls $2.80

              Spoiler:


              This actually is a great bluff though. Very +EV imo.
                $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players

                SB: $24.98 (124.9 bb)
                BB: $29.79 (149 bb)
                CO: $20 (100 bb)
                Hero (BTN): $28.20 (141 bb)

                Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 3
                CO folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

                Flop: ($0.90) 7 4 6 (2 players)
                BB checks, Hero checks

                Turn: ($0.90) 3 (2 players)
                BB bets $0.63, Hero calls $0.63

                River: ($2.16) K (2 players)
                BB bets $1.08, Hero raises to $2.86, BB folds

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