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Old 05-02-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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Grinding past the fries

Hello all,

My contract at work finished at the end of March there, and before looking for a new one I've decided to take a couple of months out to see if I can make a living playing poker. If not successful, I can find work no problem, so I'll give it a few months and see how I do. My aim is to move up past 50NL and into the higher limits, whilst still withdrawing regularly to pay for things in my personal life (got a few holidays etc coming up). The month of April was good but not great, so starting fresh from 1st May, I am motivated and committed to the cause!

Yesterday's graph...



I felt like I played well yesterday, I lost 100% of flips, so perhaps didn't run as well as I could have. I did get my AA in pre once or twice and held, though.

Today's graph...



Again, I played quite well today, but never played all that long. I had a golf competition (waste of time), might play a bit later on tonight.

A couple of interesting hands from today...

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Hopefully I can update this thread every day with my progress. Bankroll after the last 2 days is $1766. May's profit is $337.65!

EDIT - image problem fixed

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Old 05-02-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:30 PM   #3
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re: Grinding past the fries

That 1st hand... You just have to let that one go man.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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re: Grinding past the fries

gl , any evidence of crushing lower limits? or just deciding to start out at 50nl (its pretty tough fwiw)
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #5
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re: Grinding past the fries

GL will be following, but yeah I agree about that 1st hand, u only have 2.5 bb invested aswell, and there is no need to do things like this at NL50. Subbed
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #6
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re: Grinding past the fries

Thanks for the responses already everyone. A bit of background info, I've usually played 10NL, 25NL, certainly never crushed but did ok. I binked an MTT for 4k in November and went to Vegas with my brother, came back busto (and then some) but was well worth it. I started playing again around February and immersed myself in studying, watching vids on RIO (Lucas Greenwood & James Hudson in particular were completely eye opening), read forums etc, and really improved my game. I'm holding my own at 50NL but I have one day every week or so where I tilt hard. But anyway!

Today's session was a short one, only 1200 hands. Feeling really tired after golf this morning (another waste of time), and didn't get off to a great start. Managed to get into the black and decided to quit while I was ahead!

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Interesting hands, I think the first 3 were unknown villains but 4th villain does stuff like this all the time. The first two kinda set the tone for the session, but I grinded it back well. Fairly certain hand 3 is a fold, but keen to hear if anyone thinks otherwise. Also, if we were 100bb deep, how would we play the rest of the hand?

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Golf again tomorrow morning, and hopefully get a decent session tomorrow afternoon/evening. I wanna play some SCOOP events, but will see how things go.

Profit for the month: $377.75
Balance: $1540 (had to cash out like $260)
FPP balance: 22,301
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:05 PM   #7
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3 is wp, prob folding if we are 100 deep aswell.
4 is more interesting, looking at results this guy has to be playing like 80% vpip? If not then wow at his spazzing tendencies
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:10 PM   #8
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A rough couple of days, feeling a bit frustrated. A few hands below that are just bad beats more than anything, but yeah, slapped about by the deck a fair bit. The vertical drop at the end for about $80 was an insta-snap for like 3x pot with Adx on a 5d6d2dQc8d runout, he had 79dd, and I didn't even see it!



I felt like I was just trying to buy every pot and at the weekends in particular vs fish who can't fold bottom pair that just ain't gonna work. Played the 3 low SCOOPs, bust out of one with a 3 barrel bluff that was never gonna work, and the 2nd one with KK vs the absolute monster that is 108s pre-flop, can't remember about the turbo one. Played the $11 rebuy and cashed for about $90 in 147th. A10 vs QK for a big stack, of course I lost



Villain is a very solid reg, no idea wtf he is doing here. It doesn't show up in the converter but we ran it twice, he rivered a flush both times.

    Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26582961

    BTN: $146.68 (293.4 bb)
    SB: $29.16 (58.3 bb)
    BB: $68.41 (136.8 bb)
    UTG: $32.95 (65.9 bb)
    MP: $116.33 (232.7 bb)
    Hero (CO): $55.91 (111.8 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
    UTG folds, MP raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $5, 3 folds, MP calls $3.50

    Flop: ($10.75) A 7 6 (2 players)
    MP checks, Hero bets $6.50, MP calls $6.50

    Turn: ($23.75) J (2 players)
    MP checks, Hero bets $14, MP raises to $104.83 and is all-in, Hero calls $30.41 and is all-in

    River: ($112.57) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

    Spoiler:



    Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.






    Too thin or right to go for the jugular?

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26582971

      BTN: $50.05 (100.1 bb)
      SB: $51.85 (103.7 bb)
      BB: $36.65 (73.3 bb)
      UTG: $89.75 (179.5 bb)
      Hero (MP): $51.75 (103.5 bb)
      CO: $197.04 (394.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with J J
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.50, CO calls $1.50, 3 folds

      Flop: ($3.75) 7 J 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, CO calls $2.50

      Turn: ($8.75) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.50, CO calls $5.50

      River: ($19.75) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $12.50, Hero raises to $42.25 and is all-in, CO calls $29.75

      Spoiler:



      Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



      wat.



        Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26582991

        BTN: $355.04 (710.1 bb)
        SB: $214.25 (428.5 bb)
        BB: $48.75 (97.5 bb)
        UTG: $55.85 (111.7 bb)
        Hero (MP): $60.63 (121.3 bb)
        CO: $133.88 (267.8 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is MP with Q Q
        UTG raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, 2 folds, SB calls $1.25, BB calls $1

        Flop: ($6) 7 Q 5 (4 players)
        SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $4, SB calls $4, 2 folds

        Turn: ($14) 6 (2 players)
        SB checks, Hero bets $10.50, SB raises to $24, Hero raises to $55.13 and is all-in, SB calls $31.13

        River: ($124.26) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

        Spoiler:



        Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.





        double wat

          Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26582981

          BTN: $174.88 (349.8 bb)
          SB: $167.46 (334.9 bb)
          BB: $50.84 (101.7 bb)
          UTG: $181.33 (362.7 bb)
          Hero (MP): $90.44 (180.9 bb)
          CO: $67.71 (135.4 bb)

          Preflop: Hero is MP with 6 6
          UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.25, CO raises to $3.50, BTN calls $3.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $2.25

          Flop: ($11.25) 2 A 6 (3 players)
          Hero checks, CO bets $4.50, BTN folds, Hero calls $4.50

          Turn: ($20.25) 3 (2 players)
          Hero checks, CO bets $15, Hero calls $15

          River: ($50.25) 5 (2 players)
          Hero checks, CO bets $44.71, Hero calls $44.71

          Spoiler:



          Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



          Will finish with a cool one. Dat turn



            Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26583001

            BTN: $102.75 (205.5 bb)
            SB: $50 (100 bb)
            BB: $70.31 (140.6 bb)
            Hero (UTG): $50 (100 bb)
            MP: $41.55 (83.1 bb)
            CO: $50.25 (100.5 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is UTG with A T
            Hero raises to $1.25, MP calls $1.25, 4 folds

            Flop: ($3.25) T T T (2 players)
            Hero bets $2.25, MP calls $2.25

            Turn: ($7.75) A (2 players)
            Hero checks, MP bets $2.75, Hero raises to $10.50, MP calls $7.75

            River: ($28.75) 8 (2 players)
            Hero bets $36 and is all-in, MP calls $27.55 and is all-in

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            Roll is at $1093 after our downswing and a small loss in MTTs. 30,226FPPs, so if no return to profit I can buy the $600 bonus in a few days instead of holding out for the $1600 one. Overall profit for May now sitting at $30.97

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            Old 05-05-2014, 04:25 PM   #9
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            re: Grinding past the fries

            Back to winning ways today, feel a bit relieved to be honest! Played the $5.50r SCOOP, 7 bullets (where's that embarrassed smiley...) and busted with blinds at 100/200 w QQ against J10 on a Jxx flop, oh well!



            Grabbed a couple of hands from today, in hindsight I can't remember why they were all that interesting, I'll post them anyway...


            Literally no idea what to make of this, easy fold tho.

              Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26600981

              BTN: $63.11 (126.2 bb)
              SB: $70.85 (141.7 bb)
              BB: $50 (100 bb)
              UTG: $50 (100 bb)
              Hero (MP): $156.72 (313.4 bb)
              CO: $100.75 (201.5 bb)

              Preflop: Hero is MP with T A
              UTG calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, 2 folds, SB calls $2.25, BB folds, UTG calls $2

              Flop: ($8) 7 3 T (3 players)
              SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $5, SB calls $5, UTG calls $5

              Turn: ($23) 4 (3 players)
              SB bets $1, UTG raises to $5, Hero calls $5, SB raises to $36, 2 folds

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              Villain is unknown fish, hate his minraise on the flop but I don't think I can fold here...


                Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26600971

                BTN: $240.64 (481.3 bb)
                Hero (SB): $51.30 (102.6 bb)
                BB: $157.60 (315.2 bb)
                UTG: $78.08 (156.2 bb)
                MP: $116.17 (232.3 bb)
                CO: $50.75 (101.5 bb)

                Preflop: Hero is SB with K A
                2 folds, CO raises to $1.75, BTN calls $1.75, Hero raises to $6.50, BB folds, CO calls $4.75, BTN folds

                Flop: ($15.25) T A J (2 players)
                Hero bets $9, CO raises to $18, Hero raises to $44.80 and is all-in, CO folds

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                Can't remember why I picked this, probs something to do with villain...


                  Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                  Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26600991

                  BTN: $52.10 (104.2 bb)
                  SB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)
                  BB: $72.73 (145.5 bb)
                  UTG: $56.60 (113.2 bb)
                  MP: $60.88 (121.8 bb)
                  Hero (CO): $65.03 (130.1 bb)

                  Preflop: Hero is CO with J J
                  2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BTN raises to $3.85, SB folds, BB calls $3.35, Hero calls $2.35

                  Flop: ($11.80) K 2 2 (3 players)
                  BB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $6.25, BB folds, Hero calls $6.25

                  Turn: ($24.30) 2 (2 players)
                  Hero checks, BTN checks

                  River: ($24.30) 5 (2 players)
                  Hero checks, BTN bets $14.50, Hero calls $14.50

                  Spoiler:



                  Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



                  Roll at $1270, limiting myself to SCOOP MTTs only from now, as playing MTTs on the side can be expensive. May's profit now sitting at $266, and 31,396FPPs!
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                  Old 05-06-2014, 09:12 AM   #10
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                  re: Grinding past the fries

                  Another short session today, my girlfriend and I are moving house this week so a bit too busy. As for the session, I lost 3 all ins in the first 50 hands or so, and just wasn't feeling it at all. Didn't tilt (starting to control that, thankfully) and just grinded it back. Not sure how I ran, kept getting my AA cracked, but got set over set in my favour twice.



                  I played some MTTs last night after reading through some PG&C threads from MTT grinders, very interesting stuff. Played about 8 total, 2 cashes, and one that threatened to go super deep but lost yet another flip at the crucial point. Played some Zoom before the MTTs and made about $70ish over like 500 hands. As for the MTTs, I've restricted my Stars account to prevent me from playing any for the next few days. I will watch a few vids on RIO before playing any more, as I think I'm -EV in them.

                  Roll is at $1245, 32,662 FPPs (I aim to make 3500 a day, made about 2k total in the last 2 days), and Zoom profit for the month is $372.61.
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                  Old 05-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #11
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                  sub gl
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                  Old 05-08-2014, 03:11 AM   #12
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                  ^ ty sir!

                  Yesterday was moving day. I tried to cram in an hour or two before the chaos, it went well enough but dropped into the red towards the end and had to give up for the day...



                  For the month so far...



                  A profit of $357 so far. Not great, but not terrible. I've been a bit stressed with moving house and my sleep pattern hasn't been great. Up early and back to it for the whole day today! As for yesterday, felt like I played really well and ran well too, just never managed to show a good return. Going to start posting hands that are poorly played, no point only posting the good uns! I can call the 1st x/shove but not when 2nd villain overcalls, BUT they're both fish so maybe I can? In hindsight I just felt like I'm rarely good there and should've just folded. Also flop sizing is bad too, should be about $12.50+



                    Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26681061

                    BTN: $141.27 (282.5 bb)
                    SB: $60.16 (120.3 bb)
                    BB: $38.38 (76.8 bb)
                    UTG: $54.38 (108.8 bb)
                    MP: $53.50 (107 bb)
                    Hero (CO): $50 (100 bb)

                    Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
                    UTG raises to $1.50, MP calls $1.50, Hero raises to $6, 3 folds, UTG calls $4.50, MP calls $4.50

                    Flop: ($18.75) 2 6 5 (3 players)
                    UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $10.50, UTG raises to $48.38 and is all-in, MP calls $47.50 and is all-in, Hero calls $33.50 and is all-in

                    Turn: ($157.75) 7 (3 players, 3 are all-in)
                    River: ($157.75) 3 (3 players, 3 are all-in)

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                    On the plus side, when moving out yesterday I found 185 euros in a cupboard in my kitchen that I'd never been in before!
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                    Old 05-08-2014, 11:37 AM   #13
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                    Today's graph on a very frustrating day...



                    At the lowest point (about 2500 hands) I stopped for 2/3 hours and just chilled out. Came back re-focused and grinded into a good profit for the day. A little disheartened, as the day had a lot of potential early on. I played 3 300bb pots today...

                    * AA vs JJ - ran it twice, one once
                    * AA vs KK - ran it twice, one once
                    * KK vs AA - ran it twice, lost em both

                    Also a few coolers (the last hand is gross), I don't wanna whine about runbad but not once did I suck out on someone today. Some hands...


                    Just like the very first hand I posted in this thread, I need to learn to let these go. Levelled myself into thinking that villain thought I was just stabbing, a very poor hand obviously but no shame in posting it...


                      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26696671

                      Hero (BTN): $79.09 (158.2 bb)
                      SB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)
                      BB: $50.69 (101.4 bb)
                      UTG: $67.91 (135.8 bb)
                      MP: $52.08 (104.2 bb)
                      CO: $57.23 (114.5 bb)

                      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 6 5
                      3 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, SB raises to $3.50, BB folds, Hero calls $2.25

                      Flop: ($7.50) Q T 8 (2 players)
                      SB checks, Hero checks

                      Turn: ($7.50) 2 (2 players)
                      SB checks, Hero bets $5.50, SB raises to $12.50, Hero raises to $75.59 and is all-in, SB calls $34.25 and is all-in

                      River: ($101) A (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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                      Think this hand is played fine, don't think I can fold river.


                        Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26696681

                        BTN: $46.37 (92.7 bb)
                        SB: $85.15 (170.3 bb)
                        BB: $29.99 (60 bb)
                        UTG: $55.28 (110.6 bb)
                        MP: $107.60 (215.2 bb)
                        Hero (CO): $129.26 (258.5 bb)

                        Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
                        UTG raises to $1.50, MP folds, Hero raises to $5, BTN calls $5, 3 folds

                        Flop: ($12.25) K K 7 (2 players)
                        Hero checks, BTN checks

                        Turn: ($12.25) 6 (2 players)
                        Hero bets $6.75, BTN calls $6.75

                        River: ($25.75) 6 (2 players)
                        Hero checks, BTN bets $12.29, Hero calls $12.29

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                        I was a little tilted when I made this call, I think it's probably a fold on the river. Not complaining, though...





                          Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26696691

                          Hero (BTN): $61.08 (122.2 bb)
                          SB: $51.50 (103 bb)
                          BB: $46.91 (93.8 bb)
                          UTG: $62.45 (124.9 bb)
                          MP: $54.58 (109.2 bb)
                          CO: $159.79 (319.6 bb)

                          Preflop: Hero is BTN with A Q
                          2 folds, CO calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, 2 folds, CO calls $2

                          Flop: ($5.75) 2 9 A (2 players)
                          CO bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

                          Turn: ($10.75) 6 (2 players)
                          CO bets $5, Hero calls $5

                          River: ($20.75) K (2 players)
                          CO bets $20, Hero calls $20

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                          Towards the end of the session when I was in beast mode. Looked deep into this guy's soul before making the call.





                            Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26696701

                            Hero (BTN): $55.08 (110.2 bb)
                            SB: $50 (100 bb)
                            BB: $50 (100 bb)
                            UTG: $140.74 (281.5 bb)
                            MP: $53.98 (108 bb)
                            CO: $53.62 (107.2 bb)

                            Preflop: Hero is BTN with A K
                            UTG raises to $1.50, MP folds, CO calls $1.50, Hero raises to $6.25, 3 folds, CO calls $4.75

                            Flop: ($14.75) J 9 8 (2 players)
                            CO checks, Hero bets $10.50, CO raises to $47.37 and is all-in, Hero calls $36.87

                            Turn: ($109.49) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                            River: ($109.49) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)

                            Spoiler:



                            Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.




                            Intsa-quit after this.





                              Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26696711

                              BTN: $50 (100 bb)
                              SB: $56.93 (113.9 bb)
                              BB: $70.15 (140.3 bb)
                              Hero (UTG): $50 (100 bb)
                              MP: $51.21 (102.4 bb)
                              CO: $78.90 (157.8 bb)

                              Preflop: Hero is UTG with J J
                              Hero raises to $1.25, MP calls $1.25, 4 folds

                              Flop: ($3.25) 7 J 7 (2 players)
                              Hero checks, MP checks

                              Turn: ($3.25) 6 (2 players)
                              Hero bets $2.25, MP calls $2.25

                              River: ($7.75) 4 (2 players)
                              Hero bets $4.25, MP raises to $20.15, Hero raises to $46.50 and is all-in, MP calls $26.35

                              Spoiler:



                              Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



                              I really enjoyed playing today, just left a bit disappointed about how good a day it could have been. Then again, it coulda been a hell of a lot worse! Roll at $1341, 35899fpps and $470 to the good so far this month.
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                              Old 05-09-2014, 11:08 AM   #14
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                              Nice thread! subbed.

                              Who do you think are the good regs on 50NL?

                              Got +1k hands (vins10) on you btw but recently went through a 65BI dwnwing (yeah, happens) and back to 25NLZ. Anyhow, GL and hope to see you soon back at 50 (or higher)
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                              ^ thanks buddy! Don't recognise your SN but would probably recognise your display pic on Stars. As for the best regs, there's a fair few, guys like Kustyk90, Ty4UrChips, GooRukYONG, ACMilanFan, TiagoFerreir etc are all very solid, I've got about 40 marked as 'good reg'. Sorry to hear about your DS, gotta lose that $ sometimes!

                              Today was a swingy day, up and down all day...



                              I feared the worst after 4500 hands, thought it was gonna be one of "those days" but rallied well to recover. A little bit of tilt in the first 1500 hands but took a quick break and came back focused. Some hands...


                              Love it when regs tilt...


                                Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26718841

                                BTN: $70.16 (140.3 bb)
                                SB: $122.39 (244.8 bb)
                                BB: $68.35 (136.7 bb)
                                Hero (UTG): $58.15 (116.3 bb)
                                MP: $48.25 (96.5 bb)
                                CO: $54.51 (109 bb)

                                Preflop: Hero is UTG with A K
                                Hero raises to $1.50, MP folds, CO raises to $2.50, 2 folds, BB calls $2, Hero raises to $10.50, CO calls $8, BB calls $8

                                Flop: ($31.75) J 7 T (3 players)
                                BB bets $57.85 and is all-in, Hero calls $47.65 and is all-in, CO folds

                                Turn: ($127.05) J (2 players, 2 are all-in)
                                River: ($127.05) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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                                Thought long and hard about this one, think it's a fold though.



                                  Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                  Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26718851

                                  BTN: $77.26 (154.5 bb)
                                  SB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)
                                  BB: $39.70 (79.4 bb)
                                  UTG: $50.37 (100.7 bb)
                                  Hero (MP): $128.59 (257.2 bb)
                                  CO: $92.82 (185.6 bb)

                                  Preflop: Hero is MP with A K
                                  UTG raises to $1, Hero raises to $4, 4 folds, UTG calls $3

                                  Flop: ($8.75) 7 K J (2 players)
                                  UTG bets $0.50, Hero raises to $5.75, UTG calls $5.25

                                  Turn: ($20.25) 5 (2 players)
                                  UTG bets $37, Hero folds

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                                  A gift from a fish, I called the flop to see what he would do on the turn. Gin turn card obviously.


                                    Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26718861

                                    BTN: $50 (100 bb)
                                    Hero (SB): $50.75 (101.5 bb)
                                    BB: $50.15 (100.3 bb)
                                    UTG: $9.86 (19.7 bb)
                                    MP: $52.07 (104.1 bb)
                                    CO: $150.92 (301.8 bb)

                                    Preflop: Hero is SB with 2 2
                                    2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, BTN folds, Hero calls $1.25, BB raises to $4.50, CO folds, Hero calls $3

                                    Flop: ($10.50) 7 T 8 (2 players)
                                    Hero checks, BB bets $3, Hero calls $3

                                    Turn: ($16.50) 2 (2 players)
                                    Hero checks, BB bets $12, Hero raises to $43.25 and is all-in, BB calls $30.65 and is all-in

                                    River: ($101.80) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)

                                    Spoiler:



                                    Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.




                                    There was another hand that I meant to note today, was a lol-call for 200bbs, never noted it and can't be bothered going back into my HEM just now to get it, I had AA, squeezed and villain x/raised a 210Jcc flop. I should've folded but jammed for the rest hoping to be flipping, villain obvs had a set.

                                    +$535 for the month. Roll at $1400 now and 39,387 fpps. Gonna cash in the $600 bonus for 40k fpps and withdraw everything above $1500. Also will play the SCOOP $27 tonight, then re-block MTTs from the client.
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                                    Old 05-09-2014, 02:00 PM   #16
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                                    Nice thread! subbed.

                                    Who do you think are the good regs on 50NL?

                                    Got +1k hands (vins10) on you btw but recently went through a 65BI dwnwing (yeah, happens) and back to 25NLZ. Anyhow, GL and hope to see you soon back at 50 (or higher)
                                    Hate to break it to you buddy, but if you went on a 65bi downswing at 50nl, chances are you're a losing player. If you disagree, post all the hands where you think you ran bad.
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                                    Old 05-09-2014, 04:09 PM   #17
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                                    Hate to break it to you buddy, but if you went on a 65bi downswing at 50nl, chances are you're a losing player. If you disagree, post all the hands where you think you ran bad.
                                    1,5 bb winner which is marginal i admit but it's winning. I play poker long enough to recognize good or (in my recent case) extreme bad variance. No handposting Will prove anyone's point. Enough better players then myself who had +50 downswings at fe 100nl.

                                    At op: my avatar is a big cheeky clown. (Probably he makes me tilt and lose multiple bi's) the ones you called are idd all very solid. Want to add kysus as well
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                                    Old 05-09-2014, 05:53 PM   #18
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                                    smokybacon - keep your dream crushing outta my thread please!

                                    Bietebauw - Kysus is solid but he hates me so much haha. Every day I say to him "Winning today?" and he ignores me, he used to chat a bit. Tonight I said to him "you've changed man... you've changed." still nothing!

                                    Busted the SCOOP w AA, story of my SCOOP so far. Made it back grinding cash at the same time. Off to bed, tomorrow will be a good day.
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                                    Old 05-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #19
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                                    smokybacon - keep your dream crushing outta my thread please!

                                    Bietebauw - Kysus is solid but he hates me so much haha. Every day I say to him "Winning today?" and he ignores me, he used to chat a bit. Tonight I said to him "you've changed man... you've changed." still nothing!

                                    Busted the SCOOP w AA, story of my SCOOP so far. Made it back grinding cash at the same time. Off to bed, tomorrow will be a good day.
                                    Hehe, Kysus likes to use the chatbox, that's for sure. Misplayed a hand and i'm a fish ever since.. Bit of a crybaby but solid for sure. Noted that he's now in ignoring modus, probably downswinging.
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                                    Old 05-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #20
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                                    Haha I'm sure Kysus is loving being talked about like he's a micro reg.
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                                    Old 05-10-2014, 09:45 AM   #21
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                                    ^ doubt he'll ever read it

                                    First half of the day done...



                                    I played very well, and ran ok too. Still keep getting my AA in pre, running it twice and only winning once. Quite a few hands picked up today as I went. I've added 2 regular tables on top of the 4 Zoom tables, trying to get these VPPs up. Some hands...


                                    I remembered my lol-call from yesterday and decided to give this up...


                                      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26731001

                                      BTN: $76.06 (152.1 bb)
                                      SB: $41.69 (83.4 bb)
                                      Hero (BB): $82.57 (165.1 bb)
                                      UTG: $95.07 (190.1 bb)
                                      MP: $17.08 (34.2 bb)
                                      CO: $7.12 (14.2 bb)

                                      Preflop: Hero is BB with A A
                                      UTG raises to $1.22, 4 folds, Hero raises to $4.75, UTG calls $3.53

                                      Flop: ($9.75) 6 K 7 (2 players)
                                      Hero bets $6, UTG raises to $16.25, Hero calls $10.25

                                      Turn: ($42.25) 9 (2 players)
                                      Hero checks, UTG bets $19.25, Hero folds

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                                      Villain is a reg, was sitting here like this ----> after he snapped the flop.





                                        Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26731011

                                        BTN: $57.31 (114.6 bb)
                                        SB: $71.70 (143.4 bb)
                                        BB: $151.22 (302.4 bb)
                                        UTG: $33.52 (67 bb)
                                        Hero (MP): $51.97 (103.9 bb)
                                        CO: $38.20 (76.4 bb)

                                        Preflop: Hero is MP with A A
                                        UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.50, CO folds, BTN raises to $4.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $11.50, BTN calls $7.25

                                        Flop: ($23.75) T 7 9 (2 players)
                                        Hero bets $13.50, BTN raises to $45.81 and is all-in, Hero calls $26.97 and is all-in

                                        Turn: ($104.69) K (2 players, 2 are all-in)
                                        River: ($104.69) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

                                        Spoiler:



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                                        Sigh called the river, pleasantly suprised...





                                          Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26731021

                                          BTN: $39.84 (79.7 bb)
                                          Hero (SB): $53.03 (106.1 bb)
                                          BB: $62.25 (124.5 bb)
                                          UTG: $51.33 (102.7 bb)
                                          MP: $60.70 (121.4 bb)
                                          CO: $78.90 (157.8 bb)

                                          Preflop: Hero is SB with 6 7
                                          UTG calls $0.50, 3 folds, Hero completes, BB checks

                                          Flop: ($1.50) 7 7 3 (3 players)
                                          Hero bets $1.43, BB folds, UTG calls $1.43

                                          Turn: ($4.36) 4 (2 players)
                                          Hero bets $3, UTG calls $3

                                          River: ($10.36) 9 (2 players)
                                          Hero bets $6, UTG raises to $12, Hero calls $6

                                          Spoiler:



                                          Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



                                          Spew or wp?





                                            Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26731031

                                            Hero (BTN): $69.36 (138.7 bb)
                                            SB: $61.80 (123.6 bb)
                                            BB: $57.74 (115.5 bb)
                                            UTG: $46.94 (93.9 bb)
                                            MP: $113.64 (227.3 bb)
                                            CO: $56.01 (112 bb)

                                            Preflop: Hero is BTN with J A
                                            2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $5, 2 folds, CO calls $3.50

                                            Flop: ($10.75) 8 5 9 (2 players)
                                            CO checks, Hero bets $6.50, CO calls $6.50

                                            Turn: ($23.75) 8 (2 players)
                                            CO checks, Hero bets $14, CO calls $14

                                            River: ($51.75) 3 (2 players)
                                            CO checks, Hero bets $43.86 and is all-in, CO folds

                                            Spoiler:



                                            Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



                                            And for two coolers...





                                              Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26731041

                                              MP: $50.75 (101.5 bb)
                                              CO: $52.90 (105.8 bb)
                                              Hero (BTN): $52.57 (105.1 bb)
                                              SB: $162.47 (324.9 bb)
                                              BB: $50 (100 bb)
                                              UTG: $71.13 (142.3 bb)

                                              Preflop: Hero is BTN with A K
                                              UTG folds, MP raises to $1.50, CO calls $1.50, Hero raises to $6.50, 3 folds, CO calls $5

                                              Flop: ($15.25) 2 A 6 (2 players)
                                              CO checks, Hero bets $9.50, CO raises to $43, Hero raises to $46.07 and is all-in, CO calls $3.07

                                              Turn: ($107.39) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                                              River: ($107.39) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

                                              Spoiler:



                                              Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



                                              Insta-quit after this.





                                                Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                                Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26731061

                                                BTN: $49.50 (99 bb)
                                                SB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)
                                                Hero (BB): $78.50 (157 bb)
                                                UTG: $61.27 (122.5 bb)
                                                MP: $53.04 (106.1 bb)
                                                CO: $25.50 (51 bb)

                                                Preflop: Hero is BB with 7 7
                                                4 folds, SB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1

                                                Flop: ($3) 5 9 7 (2 players)
                                                SB checks, Hero bets $2.25, SB raises to $8, Hero raises to $21, SB raises to $48.75 and is all-in, Hero calls $27.75

                                                Turn: ($100.50) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                                                River: ($100.50) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

                                                Spoiler:



                                                Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.


                                                Will relax for a while and then get back to it this evening. No golf today, proper Scottish weather outside so giving it a miss! +$775 for the month, roll at $1610 and 41,626 fpps (will hold off cashing in the bonus for as long as I can).
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                                                Old 05-10-2014, 09:47 AM   #22
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                                                ^ doubt he'll ever read it
                                                You realise he posts on here yeah?
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                                                Old 05-10-2014, 09:57 AM   #23
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                                                I didn't know that. To be fair only good things have been said about him, I doubt he's gonna hunt me down and kill me
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                                                Old 05-10-2014, 10:15 AM   #24
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                                                Nice thread man, good luck chasing that sick life. do you have any plans as to when you'd look to take shots at 100NL?
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                                                Thank you Habsfan, took a shot about 1/2 months ago (when I wasn't tracking my progress properly) and it didn't go well. I've got some debts to pay off and some holidays coming up but I'm determined to take another shot, probably about July/August time. It's hella aggro, but there is some serious $ to be made.

                                                The 2nd half of the day has been cut short, going out to get smashed tonight! Overall graph for today... good day today!



                                                Happened within about 20 hands... grr.

                                                  Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                                  Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26741381

                                                  BTN: $36.72 (73.4 bb)
                                                  SB: $96.32 (192.6 bb)
                                                  BB: $55.43 (110.9 bb)
                                                  UTG: $56.19 (112.4 bb)
                                                  Hero (MP): $50 (100 bb)
                                                  CO: $12.65 (25.3 bb)

                                                  Preflop: Hero is MP with K A
                                                  UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.50, CO folds, BTN raises to $36.72 and is all-in, 2 folds, Hero calls $35.22

                                                  Flop: ($74.19) 7 6 T (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                                                  Turn: ($74.19) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                                                  River: ($74.19) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

                                                  Spoiler:



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                                                  I know it's strange, but something that really tilts me is when people limp/raise. Not this time though!



                                                    Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                                    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26741391

                                                    Hero (BTN): $69.83 (139.7 bb)
                                                    SB: $44.25 (88.5 bb)
                                                    BB: $60.54 (121.1 bb)
                                                    UTG: $57.93 (115.9 bb)
                                                    MP: $55.54 (111.1 bb)
                                                    CO: $50.03 (100.1 bb)

                                                    Preflop: Hero is BTN with A A
                                                    UTG calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, 2 folds, UTG raises to $8.25, Hero raises to $69.83 and is all-in, UTG calls $49.68 and is all-in

                                                    Flop: ($116.61) 9 T Q (2 players, 2 are all-in)
                                                    Turn: ($116.61) 4 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
                                                    River: ($116.61) T (2 players, 2 are all-in)

                                                    Spoiler:



                                                    Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.




                                                    The 3better was 3betting 11% over about 300 hands...





                                                      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                                      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #26741401

                                                      BTN: $56.83 (113.7 bb)
                                                      Hero (SB): $76.64 (153.3 bb)
                                                      BB: $128.67 (257.3 bb)
                                                      UTG: $75.83 (151.7 bb)
                                                      MP: $59.07 (118.1 bb)
                                                      CO: $55.20 (110.4 bb)

                                                      Preflop: Hero is SB with J J
                                                      2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, BTN raises to $4.50, Hero raises to $12, BB folds, CO calls $10.50, BTN folds

                                                      Flop: ($29) 9 8 4 (2 players)
                                                      Hero bets $20, CO calls $20

                                                      Turn: ($69) J (2 players)
                                                      Hero bets $44.64 and is all-in, CO calls $23.20 and is all-in

                                                      River: ($115.40) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

                                                      Spoiler:



                                                      Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



                                                      Roll at $1750, 42,395 fpps and +$916 for the month! Looking forward to some SCOOP action tomorrow
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