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Old 04-29-2016, 11:34 PM   #1
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Bovada Grinding

Hi everybody thank you for stopping by, I'm a 25 year old in the United States Army trying to grind up a bankroll whenever time allows me. My story is pretty typical of most players, I had a made a few deposits back in the day and lost them by playing well above my bankroll without any real studying of the game. I am currently subscribed to the RIO Essential program and studying whenever time allows.

Being the fish I was and probably still am I was recently given a free $20 from Bovada to return and play at the beginning of April. I decided to take a couple shots with it which resulted in me running it up to roughly $480. I decided I would make my own PG&C thread if I hit my BR goal of $1000. I am happy to say as of today my BR is at $1,006.48 .

I am making this thread to keep myself accountable and compare hands with others in the community. Once I figure out how to upload graphs and all of that I will post those as well. I do not have an end goal as of now but will continue to keep setting step goals for myself. I will continue to grind NL 25 and take some shots at NL 50 once I hit $1200.

BR: $1,006.48
Goal: $2000.00
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: Bovada Grinding

Hey everybody, gonna try to put in some hands today at NL 25. Just came off of 24 Hour Staff Duty , slept a few hours and got something to eat. Below are my results so far. Hopefully the run good continues today. Will update later. Thanks for stopping by.



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Old 05-01-2016, 08:17 PM   #3
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Re: Bovada Grinding

BR: 1,137.00

Update: Ran pretty hot today. Only Bad beat of the day was All in pre flop KK into TT with the Board Running out to give him a straight. Other than that I think I picked very good spots to bluff c bet turns and rivers and when when it did go down to showdown I had the best of it. Bovada makes you wait a day to download hand history. Once I download them I will convert them and load some hands I think could use some discussion plus the graph for today. Hoping the run good continues to my next goal.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:24 AM   #4
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Re: Bovada Grinding

I had some questions about how I played this hand and was wondering if the Flop Check was ok and if the River is an easy choice?

PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $36.30 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 25)
BTN: $18.60 (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
SB: $22.70 (VPIP: 38.89, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 18)
Hero (BB): $30.41
UTG: $16.98 (VPIP: 29.03, PFR: 3.23, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)

SB posts SB $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has J T

UTG calls $0.25, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.50, UTG calls $0.50

Flop: ($2.25, 3 players) 3 K 6
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG checks

Turn: ($2.25, 3 players) J
SB bets $2.00, Hero raises to $6.00, fold, SB calls $4.00

River: ($14.25, 2 players) K
SB bets $15.95 and is all-in, Hero calls $15.95

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Old 05-02-2016, 12:59 AM   #5
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Re: Bovada Grinding

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I had some questions about how I played this hand and was wondering if the Flop Check was ok and if the River is an easy choice?

PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $36.30 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 25)
BTN: $18.60 (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
SB: $22.70 (VPIP: 38.89, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 18)
Hero (BB): $30.41
UTG: $16.98 (VPIP: 29.03, PFR: 3.23, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)

SB posts SB $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has J T

UTG calls $0.25, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.50, UTG calls $0.50

Flop: ($2.25, 3 players) 3 K 6
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG checks

Turn: ($2.25, 3 players) J
SB bets $2.00, Hero raises to $6.00, fold, SB calls $4.00

River: ($14.25, 2 players) K
SB bets $15.95 and is all-in, Hero calls $15.95

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Bet flop, you can still get value from higher spade draws and kx, plus spade turns and river can kill action
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:55 PM   #6
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Re: Bovada Grinding

Here is the graph for yesterday. I'm going to start posting updates the day after so I can upload the graphs with them. Didn't run so hot in my session today so will be posting some of that tomorrow.

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Old 05-04-2016, 10:32 PM   #7
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Re: Bovada Grinding

Here are the results for May 2. I had a couple hands that were just kind of weird and didn't know how to react as played. Probably played a lot of these hands poorly so any feed back is welcome to help improve. I wont have much time to play another session till the weekend.

Results: - $30.06
BR: $1,106.94



PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: $19.75 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
BB: $33.39 (VPIP: 28.30, PFR: 11.32, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
UTG: $28.40 (VPIP: 63.92, PFR: 14.43, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 99)
CO: $17.09 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
Hero (BTN): $24.65

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has J J

UTG calls $0.25, fold, Hero raises to $1.00, SB calls $0.90, fold, UTG calls $0.75

Flop: ($3.25, 3 players) 3 3 T
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $1.87, SB calls $1.87, UTG calls $1.87

Turn: ($8.86, 3 players) T
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero checks

River: ($8.86, 3 players) 4
SB checks, UTG bets $3.75, fold, fold

Spoiler:


PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $6.80 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
SB: $27.28 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 8.89, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 45)
BB: $27.20 (VPIP: 31.25, PFR: 18.75, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
UTG: $46.33 (VPIP: 13.95, PFR: 9.30, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 45)
Hero (MP): $31.02
CO: $0.89 (VPIP: 18.18, PFR: 18.18, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 45)

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 8 8

fold, Hero raises to $0.75, CO raises to $0.89 and is all-in, fold, fold, BB calls $0.64, Hero calls $0.14

Flop: ($2.77, 3 players) 8 Q 5
BB checks, Hero bets $1.63, BB calls $1.63

Turn: ($6.03, 3 players) 7
BB checks, Hero bets $4.26, BB calls $4.26

River: ($14.55, 3 players) K
BB bets $8.50, Hero calls $8.50

Spoiler:


Thought he could be playing some Tx combo.
PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: $25.57 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
BB: $25.00 (VPIP: 21.62, PFR: 10.81, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 37)
Hero (UTG): $68.26
CO: $22.69 (VPIP: 38.46, PFR: 12.82, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 41)
BTN: $25.77 (VPIP: 14.63, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 44)

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has K K

Hero raises to $0.75, fold, BTN calls $0.75, fold, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($2.35, 3 players) T J J
BB checks, Hero bets $1.17, BTN calls $1.17, fold

Turn: ($4.69, 2 players) J
Hero bets $3.09, BTN raises to $13.96, Hero raises to $46.57, BTN calls $9.89 and is all-in

River: ($52.39, 2 players) A

Spoiler:


PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $46.52 (VPIP: 36.84, PFR: 18.42, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 38)
UTG: $17.57 (VPIP: 28.95, PFR: 7.89, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 38)
MP: $28.57 (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
Hero (CO): $27.25
BTN: $32.78 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 22.22, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 38)
SB: $36.55 (VPIP: 64.86, PFR: 35.14, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 38)

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has Q Q

fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, fold, SB raises to $1.75, fold, Hero raises to $4.75, SB calls $3.00

Flop: ($9.75, 2 players) A T 2
SB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($9.75, 2 players) T
SB checks, Hero checks

River: ($9.75, 2 players) 4
SB checks, Hero bets $4.87, SB calls $4.87

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Old 05-10-2016, 11:19 PM   #8
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Re: Bovada Grinding

Hey everybody since my last update I have moved up to NL 50. I'v been running pretty poor at it so far. I will post the session from tonight when the hands become available. Basically tilted off into some spots and had to grind the money back. 3 bet AK and was called by 45 Suited, ended up losing a big chunk of my stack on a 44A flop and continued to c bet the turn and river.3 bet AA into Q9 tonight getting it all in on the flop for him to have two pair. Just felt like all the crap hands were catching everything they needed tonight. Sorry for the whine just needed to vent. Think it was a sign after three AA got cracked tonight to stop so I will calm down and play more tomorrow. Graphs and more updates to follow.

BR: $1126.51
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:55 AM   #9
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Re: Bovada Grinding

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Hey everybody since my last update I have moved up to NL 50. I'v been running pretty poor at it so far. I will post the session from tonight when the hands become available. Basically tilted off into some spots and had to grind the money back. 3 bet AK and was called by 45 Suited, ended up losing a big chunk of my stack on a 44A flop and continued to c bet the turn and river.3 bet AA into Q9 tonight getting it all in on the flop for him to have two pair. Just felt like all the crap hands were catching everything they needed tonight. Sorry for the whine just needed to vent. Think it was a sign after three AA got cracked tonight to stop so I will calm down and play more tomorrow. Graphs and more updates to follow.

BR: $1126.51
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:18 AM   #10
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Re: Bovada Grinding

Hey everybody, I know it's been a long time, didn't want to start a new thread, but just continue off this old one. I pulled the money and donked it off at some Roulette, wife was not happy lol. I'm still in the army, just got promoted to CPT actually , still trying to find time to grind. I recently made a little profit from Bitcoin so since Bovada allows Bitcoin deposits now, I decided to start playing again. A little rusty but plan to get back into it and stick with it this time, and I plan on updating when training and life gets in the way.

BR: $388.62

Here is my graph for the past week or so since I started up again. Like before I will grind mostly on weekends and long holidays. Sorry to those who were following before.

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Old 01-14-2018, 02:22 AM   #11
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Re: Bovada Grinding

One hand I remembered to tag , if anyone has some insight for the river. easy fold?

iPoker - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: $30.43 (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
MP: $25.54 (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
Hero (CO): $24.65
BTN: $25.01 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
SB: $30.10 (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 13)
BB: $24.63 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has K Q

fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, fold, fold, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.60, 2 players) Q A K
BB checks, Hero bets $0.80, BB calls $0.80

Turn: ($3.20, 2 players) 2
BB checks, Hero bets $1.85, BB calls $1.85

River: ($6.90, 2 players) 2
BB bets $5.75, fold

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Old 01-14-2018, 08:06 PM   #12
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Re: Bovada Grinding

Got a couple of hands in today, I would say I ran pretty lucky overall. Another big blind up as of today. My goal is $1000 now before I move up to NL 50. I think it'll take me roughly two months to get there but maybe I'll run good.

I'm mainly playing 6 max non zoom, I like to be able to figure out the opponent and then play them accordingly. Here is the graph for today and a few hands that made me swing WAY UP and WAY DOWN.

BR: $408.19




iPoker - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $24.75 (VPIP: 16.13, PFR: 12.90, 3Bet Preflop: 7.69, Hands: 31)
BTN: $22.90 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
SB: $28.51 (VPIP: 25.81, PFR: 19.35, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 31)
BB: $26.20 (VPIP: 38.10, PFR: 19.05, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)
UTG: $31.06 (VPIP: 69.23, PFR: 38.46, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 13)
Hero (MP): $27.00

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has Q Q

UTG raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.60, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls $1.85

Flop: ($5.55, 2 players) 4 8 T
UTG checks, Hero bets $3.02, UTG raises to $6.04, Hero raises to $23.67, UTG raises to $28.46, Hero calls $0.73

Turn: ($54.35, 2 players) J

River: ($54.35, 2 players) J

Spoiler:



iPoker - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $55.38 (VPIP: 71.43, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
BTN: $10.98 (VPIP: 57.14, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
BB: $33.63 (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
UTG: $17.09 (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
Hero (MP): $24.65

BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.25) Hero has K K

fold, Hero raises to $0.75, fold, BTN raises to $1.50, fold, Hero raises to $4.25, BTN raises to $10.98, Hero calls $6.73

Flop: ($22.21, 2 players) 8 K 8

Turn: ($22.21, 2 players) 8

River: ($22.21, 2 players) 7

Spoiler:


iPoker - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $25.00
UTG: $13.29 (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 21)
Hero (MP): $23.21
CO: $7.50
BTN: $10.69 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 4)
SB: $24.88 (VPIP: 19.05, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25, CO posts penalty blind $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.60) Hero has 8 A

UTG calls $0.25, Hero calls $0.25, CO checks, BTN calls $0.25, SB calls $0.15, BB checks

Flop: ($1.50, 6 players) 9 4 6
SB checks, BB bets $0.50, fold, Hero calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50, fold, fold

Turn: ($3.00, 3 players) K
BB checks, Hero bets $1.00, fold, BB calls $1.00

River: ($5.00, 2 players) 5
BB checks, Hero bets $3.00, BB calls $3.00

Spoiler:


iPoker - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $11.13 (VPIP: 54.55, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
UTG: $12.82 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
MP: $8.82 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
Hero (CO): $24.40
BTN: $24.50 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
SB: $19.22 (VPIP: 45.16, PFR: 32.26, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 31)

SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 5 5

UTG calls $0.25, MP calls $0.25, Hero calls $0.25, fold, SB calls $0.15, BB checks

Flop: ($1.25, 5 players) J 8 5
SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, MP bets $0.75, Hero raises to $3.00, SB raises to $6.25, fold, fold, MP raises to $8.57, Hero raises to $24.15, SB calls $12.72

Turn: ($47.76, 3 players) 9

River: ($47.76, 3 players) 7

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Old 01-20-2018, 07:55 PM   #13
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Re: Bovada Grinding

Hey everybody wanted to get an update in before I take off next week. I will be gone for roughly ten days, so no updates during that time, I'll be trying out for something so wish me luck . I ran pretty hot today, Saturday's are always juicy.

BR: $491.91
Goal: $1000

This is my graph for the week starting on the 14th till today.

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