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Old 11-28-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
Daisy Juice
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It has been years...

tldr.

Feels odd to be back, typing out a post for the SST forum here on 2+2.

A little back ground information on myself- It was around '09 and I was fairly active on the tables and here on 2+2 asking for advice and posting hand breakdowns for $1-$10 sng's.
*graph below after 2k of profit.

This was the Full Tilt days of course and pre black Friday etc.
I was young, 18-19 years old and had time, a lot of it.

Fast forward to now, time is more limited, I am married, live in a different country to my place of birth and have a whole slew of different responsibilities than I did before hand, in my younger years.

I have since then played here and there, some live, some online but mainly just poking around for a bit of fun, mostly to stem boredom.
However, a nice little profit that I netted over the weekend playing a live cash game in Zurich with a buddy who loves the live scene has me itching to get back on the online tables and start approaching it seriously again, albeit, better planned out this time.

I do currently have an account on stars and its use has been here and there.

I was my no means a baller back in the day, nor did I have a huge sample size to base my roi% off etc but I did/do understand ICM, fundamental turbo sng play and have patience.
I managed to turn a 20 dollar deposit into several thousand over the course of my play.

The question I pose is, what software is now relevant for sng grinders?
I am thinking of ICMzer and something like Jivaro.
Thoughts?

I will be starting at the Micro's and looking to get back up to the $10 levels, over a course of say, 6 months of part time play, multi tabling obv.

If I remember anything from the old days, I will brace myself for the trolling but do encourage constructive input.

Also, by no means do I believe to be able to achieve the same ROI% as before, i do understand the games have become tougher and players have dispelled and/or diversified themselves etc.

Thank you!

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Old 12-05-2018, 05:07 AM   #2
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Re: It has been years...

to make it short:
1. if you're interested in the game, research spots, take notes on opponents, start to exploit them, you should be fine
2. the games aren't that much harder, the conditions are just a little tougher, you have less traffic and some formats are pretty much dead right now, so you have to find the right place in order to play certain sng formats
3. software you need: pokertracker, icmizer / holdem ressources, table organizer software like starshelper / table optimizer, equilab or something similar
maybe also invest time in solvers like piosolver, simple postflop etc, but that's not that important in the sng area, especially in the lower limits
4. yes, i think if you were able to be a solid winner in the past, you are very likely to achieve similar results in the present, if you put in enough work
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:19 PM   #3
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Re: It has been years...

I second the software recommendations... Maybe CardRunners EV as well. Pick up a few books as well that were published recently as an update. Get familiar with basic hud stats as well and how to use them properly.

I think the key to winning ultimately comes down discipline off the table.

Good luck Daisy! It can be done. Let me know if you need any help. Feel free to shoot me a PM if need be.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:19 AM   #4
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Re: It has been years...

siebenacht and Living Abortion I really appreciate the honest and informative feedback and tips.

I will be implementing these in the coming weeks and hopefully, time permitting, be able to put in substantial volume.
I will also, as suggested, get my hands on some of the above mentioned software.
Icmizer and table optimizer seem to be where I am leaning at the moment in terms of purchasing.

Again, thank you and perhaps keep an eye on your inboxes, may send through an update in the coming months to see how I get off the ground
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:19 PM   #5
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Re: It has been years...

Oh I forgot a few....
Get Equilab. It is free. You can look up on youtube on how to use the hand matrix and do some very basic but needed study.

GET FLOPZILLA!!! This is cheap. $35 forever, and is a massive step up from equilab. Youtube search it and get an idea of what you can do with it and you'll see why it is a must.

If I were you I would prioritize these two programs...
ICMizer, either purchase it outright or get the subscription. You'll want to get the quiz portion as well and honestly I would spend an hour a day in that program for the next two months studying push fold ranges for every stack depth they give you. After that you shouldn't need to use the quiz portion after (maybe once every couple of weeks) that but will want to keep the math/solving portion to continue loading hands from your tracker or life to have it help you "solve" some preflop shoving spots.

Flopzilla- This is very important... Like I said youtube it and you'll see how it help post flop navigation. Use this and start creating ranges. I would write a post on this alone, and how range theorem if you will, works.

Good luck! Let us know how things are going, what programs you get for now, and what you think about them.
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