Guess this way i am gonna take all the place on the PGT blog page so from nw on only the important blogs
DATED MAY 6
MAJOR DOWNSWING SIGHTED :'([/B]
This month has not gone the way i wanted it to go…i was fully focused on grinding my heart out this month so as to get into PGMP, a program started by an Indian Online wizard “intervntion” for free tourney mentorship..
Whenever selection for that happen is not in my hand but whats in my hand has gone way south…
I have encountered the first MAJOR DOWNSWING of my so called poker trip…i lost around 150$ from my CHALLENGE BANKROLL to put me back to 100$ here
On my side roll i have lost round about 850$ all in a matter of last 15 days…Don’t worry i didn’t tilt it off..nor am i tilted right nw
There were certain moments had they gone my way i might have been posting my biggest heater in 15 days
In my challenge bankroll i tried my hand at 2.5$ 180mans… I got masacred here and ran brutally 18man down…few times on FT i lost AA and KK to rags at best…
Lesson-Time teaches everone a lesson and so here is mine…SIMPLE..DO IT RIGHT…i will take this as an opportunity rather than a curse…have set restrictions on my account…CASH PLO is bannned and so are higher buyin tourneys and SNG..time to get back to basics…and be ready for some sick volume coming ahead
Losing a 1000$ almost is around half of my total BANKROLL and am even more sad cause PGMP required 2k BR which i had grinded specially for this…but i trust my abilities and hope i run atleast on EV
DATED MAY 30th
This month has to be the most i have ever put up in VOLUME.As i blogged earlier i hit a downswing and was essentially back to the starting 100$ .I got disheatened but felt it was due to the lack of knowledge i have about the turbo structure.So i got back to the grind this time with the 1.5$ 90 man KO with a 15 min structure..And boyy was that a good decision or what.
I was pretty much able to erase all the losses i incured in the turbos and within a week was back to 300$.I was pretty much 6-9 tabling these and Holdem Manager was a very helpful tool in this..for the first 100 SNG’s i had an ROI of 200% that too without counting the KO bouties since holdem manager does not register them.
I though of adding a few similar structure tourneys when grinding and this idea paid off huge..the very first tourney i played 2.2NL 6 max i ended up making a deal HU for a chop for 175$..i ended it in 2nd after a flip next hand .
Then the SCOOP series started and since nw i had made a BR upto 500$ i tought of taking some shots…
I played SCOOP-22-L: $27 NL Hold’em, $400K Gtd and loved the structure…i ran in the money and finished 860/25172 for $135.95.
Things were looking great .
Didnt play much of SCOOP then until the final day and came back to the 1.5$ 90mans.. something went wrong nw…either i was shoving or calling too light or it was the variance doing its turn around.I was pretty much bubbling the money and FT’s .My ROI was taking a toll plus so was my confidence.
Then the SCOOP events were coming to a close and i again started with my shot taking .PSO organised a live training session for a ticket to a 100ticket 27$ freebuy..i happened to win a seat in that. On the final day of SCOOP i played the 27$ 8 max in which i ran wasy below EV and some cooler spots.I tried a lot of 1$+R sateellites to MAIN 109$ event but to no avail and as someone has rightfully said “AN EMPTY MIND IS A DEVILS WORKSHOP”.I having busted all sattelite was in the PokerStrs lobby looking at the 109$ event and then i clicked register…I never do this..specially in tourneys…i dont register those things which are out of my BANKROLL…i guess i somewhat registered it only to unregister it in a few minutes but i guess this i am telling myself just as a moral suport..forgot abt in for like 10 min and a sound “CLICK”…and am sitting in a 109$ tourney with 15K stack…OMG.
Now done this i had no choice but to play well which i have to say i indeed did….i chippped up pretty well offcourse a donation by a guy helped when he decided to rereaise me on AK5 when i held AK and he had 52…plus he calso called my shove…turn was a blank and river was A that made me the nuts..
More important than this hand was the and i didnt play..i had 87o in the BB…Action was raised to 2.2x in MP and LP called…when the raise happened i told myself if he gets 2 callers i will call too..he only got one caller so i folded…FLOP 6 9 10…two diamonds i would have flopped the nuts…thr was a flop raise…a reraise and a flat call…turn brought a small blank..action went check and then the late position guy bet 5k in a 30k pot…to this he got check raised shoved upon..it was very much understood when he tank folded nw that he had a flush draw ..plus even ore obvious was that the other guy had a SET on flop.Had i been in this hand i would have had a chace to triple up to 90k which at that tie as a top 100 stack…WIsh i had
Any way i still played on with almost 30k stack until i was reloated to another table with all huge stacks…I now had to play passivily and the blinds were big too now.. I doubled once with KK which was the only premier pair i got whole wourney…ahh forgot i folded QQ on a 7h8h4sQh10h board on river against two guys one had Kh4h..the other had AhAh..it was obvios the K4 guy had a flush thr when he reraised turn..i hpeened to lose very less that hand cause i only called the preflop utg 3x with QQ when he had AA.
Ya coming back..there were around 6k people left of the 24k that registed the event when my bustout hand happened…Huge stack in LP raises 2.2x..now he can be doing this with any two cards..i had 44 in SB and a 15BB stack..i pondered for a sec and decided to shove…to my surprise the knit to my left snap calls..the Late postion guy Snap folds..i know am dead and am hoping for AK which i know is not gonna happen…he flips KK and a K on the flop finishes the deal for me…It was a fun ride and scoop ended at a no profit no loss for me..
I reduced my volume since Scoop and registed all the POKER SCHOOL ONLINE SERIES EVENTS that are hapening…that amounted to around 65$..it seems a nice series wit hgod structure…
SO my BR now
465$ out of which 65$ registed in PSO events and so am left with 400$…
am now a Silver star at Stars and am gonna try and put insane volume in JUNE to try and becoming GOLD STAR plus make some big profit too…
DATED JUNE 15
The first 15 days of this month has all been about cash games be it for POKERSTARS or me.The 100B milestone had created a frenzy that had brought everone on to the cash tabeles.I had been 12-24 tabling .02/.05 stakes for the past 2 weeks both in anticipation to hit the milestone hand plus try making money from the large amount of recreational players who came out.
THE BILLION HAND promo is awesome with only half of it yet done i was even more excited about the SNG golden tickets being from the SNG background.I started the month with PLO but quickly switched to Holdem so am to mass multitable.What i noticed abot my game was i was being a winning player when i was playing upto 18 tables without any hands timing out but when i was trying 24 tables I was running break even plus few times my hands would be times out…PLUS OFFCOURSE A FEW MISCLICKS……ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Here is my graph upto 15th for cash games this month.
My sessions till nw.
There’s more GOOD NEWS ahead.On the fateful day of the MILESTONE hand i was as usual 24 tabbling trying to hit it.Alas i didn’t but i was glad when i saw it hit in .02/.05 stakes cause i was sure i was gonna get a stake share for it .
So here is a pop up u would like to see frequently
So this has made a significant bumb in my Bankroll. This all added 790$ to my bankroll for a grand total of
GLAD I CROSSED the 1k mark.