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Old 09-24-2016, 07:26 AM   #1
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hello my name is obg and i will be carrying out a challenge for the next 12 weeks. my challenge is to reach the highest stakes i can while also achieving my goals.
my goals will be as follow:
  • move up stakes using solid bankroll management
  • play with as much focus as i can sustain
  • play as many hands as i can while maintaining focus
  • post interesting hands here for criticism and discussion

i will be 2 tabling 6-max zoom on pokerstars
i will start with a bankroll of $50
i will begin by playing 2nl
i will move up to the next stake when i have 20 buy-ins for it and move down if i am down to 30 buy-ins for the previous stake
for example i will move up to 5nl when i have $100, and move down to 2nl if i have less than $60

on this thread i will post graphs and hand histories as well as reply to any questions and ask my own

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Old 09-24-2016, 07:32 AM   #2
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my background is that i am relatively new to poker. these are the results for all of the cash game hands i have in my database before i start the challenge
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:24 PM   #3
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Re: onebiggrind builds a bankroll playing zoom

Good luck I have just started a similar challenge at Zoom NL5 full ring so will be watching your progress
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:32 PM   #4
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Re: onebiggrind builds a bankroll playing zoom

Bankroll management looks very aggro. I'd suggest moving up at 25+ BI.
But good luck to you
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:13 PM   #5
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Bankroll management looks very aggro. I'd suggest moving up at 25+ BI.
But good luck to you
im willing to increase risk of ruin to move up the stakes more quickly because the goal of the challenge is to get to as high stakes as possible
and thanks

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Good luck I have just started a similar challenge at Zoom NL5 full ring so will be watching your progress
thanks, good luck to you too.

starting up the grind now.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:52 AM   #6
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day 1 over
went well
but would have liked to have played more hands
will go over hands later tonight and post any particularly interesting ones

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Old 09-25-2016, 05:11 AM   #7
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it's getting late
so i'm only going to post one hand

    Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37439817

    BTN: $3.73 (186.5 bb)
    SB: $1.98 (99 bb)
    BB: $6.80 (340 bb)
    UTG: $2.59 (129.5 bb)
    MP: $1.42 (71 bb)
    Hero (CO): $4.67 (233.5 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is CO with 5 5
    UTG folds, MP calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.09, BTN folds, SB calls $0.08, BB calls $0.07, MP calls $0.07

    Flop: ($0.36) Q 5 9 (4 players)
    SB checks, BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.18, SB folds, BB raises to $0.40, MP folds, Hero calls $0.22

    Turn: ($1.16) 7 (2 players)
    BB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

    River: ($2.16) 7 (2 players)
    BB bets $0.95, Hero calls $0.95




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    no real reads on BB but from what i had seen he seemed like a standard 2nlz fishreg
    of course, i'm a fishreg too so any comments will be appreciated

    flop - thoughts on bet sizing are that i want to get value out of QJ+ hands, flush draws.
    in retrospect i think i could have raised a bit bigger.
    i just call so that he's more likely to bet the turn with his top pairs and flush draws (on non turn cards) and because i wouldn't exactly be happy to get bottom set in 230bb deep in such a passive game where he does flat QQ and 99 here a lot and doesn't get much else in so aggressively imo

    turn - i think i like calling here because people in 2nlz overfold to raises here. raising is definitely an option, dunno which is best really.

    river - deffinitely think i should have raised here. was over-scared of better boats but really he can have flushes and top pairs and tbh i've even AA and KK flat pre sometimes, god knows why, so that too
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    Old 09-25-2016, 03:47 PM   #8
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    starting up the grind again
    going to play at least 3k hands today
    last time i played pretty spewy/unfocused for the first hour or so
    going to try to focus from the beggining this time
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    Old 09-26-2016, 04:16 AM   #9
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    day 2 over
    played pretty poorly
    decided not to play 3k hands because of that
    still ended up a little bit in terms of all-in adjusted profit

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    Old 09-26-2016, 05:07 AM   #10
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    played two heads up $1.5 sitngos
    one regular speed nlhe
    one regular speed 8-game
    i won them both so broke about even for today
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    Old 09-26-2016, 06:19 AM   #11
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    Re: onebiggrind builds a bankroll playing zoom

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    it's getting late
    so i'm only going to post one hand

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37439817

      BTN: $3.73 (186.5 bb)
      SB: $1.98 (99 bb)
      BB: $6.80 (340 bb)
      UTG: $2.59 (129.5 bb)
      MP: $1.42 (71 bb)
      Hero (CO): $4.67 (233.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 5 5
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.09, BTN folds, SB calls $0.08, BB calls $0.07, MP calls $0.07

      Flop: ($0.36) Q 5 9 (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.18, SB folds, BB raises to $0.40, MP folds, Hero calls $0.22

      Turn: ($1.16) 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      River: ($2.16) 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.95, Hero calls $0.95




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      no real reads on BB but from what i had seen he seemed like a standard 2nlz fishreg
      of course, i'm a fishreg too so any comments will be appreciated

      flop - thoughts on bet sizing are that i want to get value out of QJ+ hands, flush draws.
      in retrospect i think i could have raised a bit bigger.
      i just call so that he's more likely to bet the turn with his top pairs and flush draws (on non turn cards) and because i wouldn't exactly be happy to get bottom set in 230bb deep in such a passive game where he does flat QQ and 99 here a lot and doesn't get much else in so aggressively imo

      turn - i think i like calling here because people in 2nlz overfold to raises here. raising is definitely an option, dunno which is best really.

      river - deffinitely think i should have raised here. was over-scared of better boats but really he can have flushes and top pairs and tbh i've even AA and KK flat pre sometimes, god knows why, so that too

      Much bigger flop, raise big turn (loadsss of draws in there we want to charge him a lot to see another card) & as played yes very easy shove.
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      Old 09-26-2016, 06:17 PM   #12
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      Much bigger flop, raise big turn (loadsss of draws in there we want to charge him a lot to see another card) & as played yes very easy shove.
      thanks for the help sam !

      going to focus on reviewing hands and refining my thought process today
      so probably won't get as many hands in
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      Old 09-28-2016, 06:34 AM   #13
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      i didn't post graph and table yesterday because i played poorly and lost $9 and was embarrassed

      but i'll post it now

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      and as for today things went better


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      will post challenge-to-date graph at the end of the week
      but in case anyone's interested, as of now both my actual and all in adjusted win-rates are just over 7bb/100
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      Old 09-29-2016, 05:50 AM   #14
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      day 5 over
      went ok
      didn't get much volume in today because I went into town

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      btw i'm not planning on doing too many hand histories until i get to 10nl or something because 2nl is about as boring as it gets it seems. i think ive been playing pretty poorly so far but i'm improving pretty solidly so there's that . . .
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