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Old 01-05-2019, 01:58 PM   #1
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Building from zero

Hey guys,

I'm a 22 year old Englishman, recently graduated in engineering from university and just recently returned from travelling in Asia. I'm broke.

I've been playing poker online since I was 18 with a decent amount of success in tournaments, profiting around $2k in microstakes tournaments.



At the end of uni, I transferred my roll out of poker and used it to travel for around 4 months in 2018. I'm back and I'm changing my plan: get a job and play cash games in 2019.

Ideally I'll play around 10 hours a week, moving up from 2nl to 50nl by the end of the year, exercising a 30BI/3BI management method. I'm going for jobs in fintech and I hope to save £10k liferoll by Dec. 31 2019.

I'll keep this updated with graphs, job news, pics, whatever works.

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Old 01-09-2019, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: Building from zero

First 5k hands or so:




Not a bad start overall, bb/100 is pretty damn high

gl all
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:14 PM   #3
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Re: Building from zero

good luck, I'm in the same spot as you !
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:56 AM   #4
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Re: Building from zero

Been a slow week+, had an interview on friday for a tech firm, waiting to hear back. Played a couple thousand more hands, still a teeny tiny sample.




2nl (unsurprisingly) is fine, looking forward to 5nl
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:23 PM   #5
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Re: Building from zero

10k hands, +20BI




Sample size is teeny tiny but I'm moving up to 5nl
I have 20BIs for the stake, 3BI shot
Don't imagine the competition will be much different but should be fun

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Old 01-25-2019, 04:19 PM   #6
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Re: Building from zero

Positive life update: Just got a job! Going to be working in the city in fintech which I'm v happy about, getting paid £34k pa + bonus!! Couldn't be happier with it and can't wait to get started. Poker will continue to be a side project with the hope of reaching 50nl by end of 2019.

Currently in 5nl. Long way to go!
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:23 AM   #7
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Re: Building from zero

Been a while, haven't played a huge amount. Still in 5nl, doing ok, been breakeven for a few k hands



Breakdown so far:



Wanna get to 20k hands before my new job starts in a couple of weeks, should be pretty easy, just over a thousand hands a day

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Old 02-25-2019, 05:34 PM   #8
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Re: Building from zero

So I got to 20k hands

10k hands at 5nl


Rough couple of sessions, don't think I made any massive mistakes, few hands below for line checks n that. Gonna play some 2nl to build up to 5nl again

Can't seem to get the converter working lol

Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

SB: $5.64 (112.8 bb)
BB: $5.66 (113.2 bb)
UTG: $6.25 (125 bb)
MP: $5.02 (100.4 bb)
CO: $6.96 (139.2 bb)
Hero (BTN): $5.66 (113.2 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9h 9d
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.13, SB raises to $0.40, BB folds, Hero calls $0.27

Flop: ($0.85) 5d 3d Js (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($0.85) 4s (2 players)
SB bets $0.41, Hero calls $0.41

River: ($1.67) 9c (2 players)
SB bets $1.60, Hero raises to $4.85 and is all-in, SB calls $3.23

Results: $11.33 pot ($0.47 rake)
Final Board: 5d 3d Js 4s 9c
SB showed Ac 2s and won $10.86 ($5.22 net)
Hero showed 9h 9d and won $0.00 (-$5.64 net)

Jammed over river bet b/c his value range appears to be JJ/AA/KK/QQ if those pocket pairs x flop. Would expect a cb from all Ax especially A2s/A4s/Axdd

Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

Hero (SB): $5 (100 bb)
BB: $5.14 (102.8 bb)
UTG: $2.41 (48.2 bb)
MP: $10.63 (212.6 bb)
CO: $4.97 (99.4 bb)
BTN: $11.22 (224.4 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Tc Kc
UTG raises to $0.15, MP folds, CO calls $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.13, BB raises to $0.70, UTG calls $0.55, CO folds, BTN calls $0.55, Hero calls $0.55

Flop: ($2.95) 7h 9c 3d (4 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, UTG checks, BTN bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25, BB calls $0.25, UTG calls $0.25

Turn: ($3.95) 5c (4 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, UTG checks, BTN bets $0.25, Hero raises to $4.05 and is all-in, 2 folds, BTN calls $3.80

River: ($12.05) 7c (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: $12.05 pot ($0.50 rake)
Final Board: 7h 9c 3d 5c 7c
Hero showed Tc Kc and lost (-$5 net)
BB mucked and lost (-$0.95 net)
UTG mucked and lost (-$0.95 net)
BTN showed 9s 7s and won $11.55 ($6.55 net)

Don't like my call pf after the 3b, think it's too thin despite pot equity given position. Flop/turn sizing from villain was so small didn't indicate strong equity, expected to see some 9x, 7x and T8 that we beat, sometimes smaller fd's, losing to badly sized value hands like 2p+, sets, 68?

sorry about the block of text lol, thx for powering through xx
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