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  • 2NL to 100NL TheAwesomeNW

    Hi all, just a short intro of myself. I've been playing poker on and off based on the luck factor because I have never read any articles. Zero knowledge and fundamental. Discovered PSO really recently and this is seriously the holy grail of poker! Great people and trainers here

    I deposited $400 some time back to give it a shot at $25NL. But was shot down to $10NL instead lol! BR went down to $100 within a week. So, I've decided to reset myself, playing at $2NL with all the new found knowledge.

    I enjoy the game a lot and like everyone here, I want to take it to the next level, making this a source of income. Inspired by Felix, this challenge of $2NL to $100NL will be the first step to success in poker. Hope to have the guidance of everyone.

    P.S. Pls don't steal my blinds


    Lee

  • #2
    Hi and welcome NW. I think you've realised the hard way that you need to start from the bottom up and not the other way around I've been playing 8 years and I'm on many forums but this is by far the best resource you'll find. You won't be shot down if you ask a naive question and the live sessions are just amazing. Sure Pokerstars wants everyone to win and just gather the rake but they've set up a great site that not everyone will use. I'm sure after a few weeks on here you'll learn a lot and eventually recoup your losses umbup:
    Bracelet Winner

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    • #3
      Just got HEM2 trial version. $2NL progress so far:



      Just crossed 1000 hands. Less swings compared to playing $25NL, I must have been a noob there.

      Will be updating you guys again soon. Still contemplating whether to purchase HEM2 or not!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ovalman View Post
        Hi and welcome NW. I think you've realised the hard way that you need to start from the bottom up and not the other way around I've been playing 8 years and I'm on many forums but this is by far the best resource you'll find. You won't be shot down if you ask a naive question and the live sessions are just amazing. Sure Pokerstars wants everyone to win and just gather the rake but they've set up a great site that not everyone will use. I'm sure after a few weeks on here you'll learn a lot and eventually recoup your losses umbup:
        Thanks I think that this is the kind of support we need to keep us alive- from people from all sorts of background and level of experience. Together everyone wins more

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        • #5
          As a STT player, HEM didn't improve my game but it did enable me to multi table.

          You really need to understand the stats, something which I struggle with. It does however give me a good indication of what type of player they are (loose aggressive/ tight passive etc.) and I can adopt my STT play to them.

          I find HEM of more use for re-evaluating hands and plays and consider it a good investment.

          I paid for it with a $50 bonus on another site for KO'ing a player, could I suggest if you claw back $55 before the trial runs out you lift it out and reward yourself for playing well and purchase it?
          Bracelet Winner

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          • #6
            Yes Ovalman I'm working hard towards getting HM2

            Decided to update every 1000 to 2000 hands. As and when there are spikes I'll update too.

            I was on a bad run today. Missing flops with good hands and forced into difficult situations. Bad beats affected my decision making and I was playing more hands, Cbetting and barrelling with air more often, making my profits spiral down!

            Is this considered a healthy graph at 2NL?



            Guess this is part and parcel of everyone's process. Might as well document it here. Will have a good laugh about it in the future.

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            • #7
              Updates, after 4500 hands!



              As seen, I went down after 2000 hands. Bad beats and variance are part and parcel of the game. But after reflection, the real loss could be contributed by these factors:

              1) Tilt
              I wasn't focusing, making bad decisions. C-bet and barreling through the streets with air, hoping to bluff the villain.

              2) Playing with Stacks
              As soon as I had some profit, I played loose, going all in PF with QQ, JJ or AK. Didn't realise that my hand was vulnerable where a coin flip could decide the fate of my 100- 200 bb!

              3) Position
              Just saw the video on Position by TheLangolier and I played too many hands out of position.

              4) Low medium pairs / AK
              Struggling with these hands. Not sure how to make them profitable.

              5) Multi-Tasking
              Playing 2 tables, listening to songs, watching videos, reading news, chatting and eating at one go does save time. But it certainly doesn't redeem your Bankroll!

              Alright I'm using HEM2 to review my plays and leaks. So many blind spots I've missed out. Will be making adjustments to my play

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              • #8
                One of my biggest pot win. Perhaps this all-in mentality caused the variance in my winnings Thought process: I was sure no one had Aces since I held one and the flop had one. But, I was taking a risk against QQ. But i reckoned QQ wouldn't call my $0.44 PFR. So I scaled down to their ranges AK / KK. Got lucky and paired my Ace. But didn't think they had much weaker holdings to play this big PF.

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                • #9
                  Just crossed 7500 hands:



                  Finally broke even. Super slow progress. Won some big pots here and there.

                  Realised I tend to disbelieve that loose opponents hold the nuts and I make the call. That's when the downs happen.

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                  • #10
                    Ups and downs! These 2 sessions I was lucky to have been dealt several premium hands. Some downs were due to bad calls, some were bad beats. The below 2 hands I lost to a fish who can go all in with 33 or QT. After 74 hands, he was 39/37, 3 bet 26%. He had weak holdings and often used his stack to bluff. I can't believe the 4th and 5th street were so good to him! My most recent Bad Beats! I think I did the right thing shoving all in because I figured the other 2 villains would not have AA from the way they played. Anw, I feel more confident of my plays after soaking myself into poker knowledge. I still make very bad calls now and then due to curiosity but it's going to change

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                    • #11
                      Heys all! Updates on my progress. Crossed 14000 hands.



                      I'm making little profits every single day. Today I played the longest hours, right at the start took the biggest hit of -$10 from the 12500th hand, and then fighting back up again.

                      Somehow at the start of each session I tend to go down. But for today, it was due to complacency and chasing cards. I was also experimenting with 'Fold Equity' where I shoved all in when I had the 2nd best hand, not sure if I had the best. Apparently, I couldn't get some hands to fold, and thus I faced the huge $10 down.

                      I hope my future swings will not be that big. Still learning about fold equity. These few days let me learn more about reading HUDs, exploiting player types. It is indeed very important to select tables with FISH. Playing in a table full of TAGs proves non-profitable unless you're a strong LAG.

                      Feel free to leave any comments!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheAwesomeNW View Post
                        was also experimenting with 'Fold Equity' where I shoved all in when I had the 2nd best hand, not sure if I had the best. Apparently, I couldn't get some hands to fold, and thus I faced the huge $10 down.
                        That mirrors my day ... it's my first weekend playing zoom, so I was hoping the tables would be softer, but gosh people were just not folding, even when I had an actual hand that was good ... on the flop ... sigh ... I wound up tightening way up and things turned around, although my luck did too, so sometimes it's hard to tell what's what. Interesting to hear that your weekend was different from usual for you too, especially since my graph kind of looks like yours except I've only played about 5,000 hands so far. Will be interesting to see next weekend if all weekends are like today or whether today was just funny or what. Maybe weekends require some adjustment or something, you think? PS Some nice steady profits there - nice going!! umbup:

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TrustySam View Post
                          That mirrors my day ... it's my first weekend playing zoom, so I was hoping the tables would be softer, but gosh people were just not folding, even when I had an actual hand that was good ... on the flop ... sigh ... I wound up tightening way up and things turned around, although my luck did too, so sometimes it's hard to tell what's what. Interesting to hear that your weekend was different from usual for you too, especially since my graph kind of looks like yours except I've only played about 5,000 hands so far. Will be interesting to see next weekend if all weekends are like today or whether today was just funny or what. Maybe weekends require some adjustment or something, you think? PS Some nice steady profits there - nice going!! umbup:
                          Never really thought about that, the weekend theory is kind of new haha. Weekend = more fish? I think the only difference I made was to find a FISH MARKET and sit in position to the fish. When you're lucky there tends to be maniacs who always raise to $1 or shove all in. Opponents do matter a lot Variance does kick in. I lost a few multiway pots today despite having the highest equity. Also lost with 99 vs 88. But as long as the decision was right, we'll still make money in the long run!

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                          • #14
                            I'm really impressed by your red line. Mine is so far down the cellar it's almost poking Satan in the ass. Although that's actually part of my game plan, because I will make obvious bluff sometimes because that helps me get paid in my big hands and it works really well (unless it's against JDean, he will just suck out on your kings with A7).

                            Keep up the nice pace!

                            ....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Feskprins View Post
                              I'm really impressed by your red line. Mine is so far down the cellar it's almost poking Satan in the ass. Although that's actually part of my game plan, because I will make obvious bluff sometimes because that helps me get paid in my big hands and it works really well (unless it's against JDean, he will just suck out on your kings with A7).

                              Keep up the nice pace!

                              ....
                              Haha thanks! How do you analyse the red and blue lines?

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