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  • $31.10 to Supernova by 2013.

    Currently Bronze Star.

    Transferred all my cash to £££ on Pokerstars and have left myself with $31.10 in dollars. I haven't been playing well but I plan to turn the $31.10 into something serious playing NL STTs. $1.10 is for the Pokercast game tomorrow night and I'm playing my first game atm. $30 is 20 STTs, if I lose it all or lose considerably then I'll give up.

    I'll mainly be playing STTs but I won't discount MTTs. Rarely if ever will I play cash.

    Like most of my previous challenges I'll give up but I might as well try.

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  • #2
    Played my first game and donked 33 v A6o, bad play by me but I tried to represent the A he had.
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    • #3
      2nd game lost Not a great start:
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      • #4
        lost 3rd game, A6o v JJ.

        OK shove but I made a critical mistake earlier bluffing a no foldem earlier in the game. My bluff worked OK but I didn't factor in the other player who called and then check raised me on the turn.

        1 more game tonight.
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        • #5
          22 v KTo coinflip I didn't win, I got chips i before and lost so this wasn't my mistake probably.

          That's me for tonight.

          May sound strange but I might 4 table these games tomorrow. It stops me making fancy plays and I play ABC, maybe enough to win at these.
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          • #6
            Best of luck with this! Keep us posted on your progress. When multi-tabling 4 is a nice number too. Enough not to be dull and not too much to miss vital information. Raiser umbup:

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            • #7
              Change of game plan today, while I'm comfortable playing NL I think it will be easier cashing in Limit STTs where I've done most of my grinding and where most of my previous profits have come from.

              I'm going to 4 table which is not good bankroll strategy but as you can probably see from my pic above I have further cash behind me so if I go broke I can reload. I'm comfortable 4 tabling, as Royal says it's a nice number where you can keep attention to all tables and also play your A game. I'm also hoping for a decent run and cash in the low or high orbit leaderboard.

              I've 100VPPs to clear for an £8 bonus. I have to clear it by next week so that gives me a reason to grind.

              I'd really like to get away from Limit. While there are many bad players at $1.50 and $3.50 there are many good players at $7 to $100. The games drop away at $7+ and it's harder to get a game started.

              I'll update again when I've finished for today rather than update after every game.
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              • #8
                It took me 20, yes 20 games to win my first one. Don't think I had much luck and I spewed some chips into the bargain. I've played 16 games today and have a balance of $24.54. Taking a break and waiting on the Pokercast game to start. REMEMBER THIS IS LIMIT POKER so don't criticise my bet sizing The above hand typifies my luck but also how I'm making mistakes. I could have raised pre but my opponent is 52% VPiP and 0% PFR, it's his blind and he's NEVER folding. I'm fine with my limp, I don't have to risk my tournament by raising. Edit: In NL this is an insta shove but in Limit it's different. I checked the flop but a bet is fine. I usually lead out with a bet on trips but I didn't want to risk betting and scaring him so a check is fine. HEM2 has me at 100% to win this hand although I must have been 99.5%+. The turn comes a Q so I check raised his bet, if he has a Q then great, I want his chips. He insta called my reraise which made me think he had a Q. You can sometimes get a tell on a player by how quick they call your bet. It's not foolproof but it was correct in this case. The river is a Q and I'm squirming. I insta shoved the river knowing I was behind. I could and should have checked, let him bet or hopefully check and then make my decision. It was a mistake and I know it. I think even with a timebank decision I wouldn't have folded but it at least gave me that option. Silly mistake which I don't make when I play well. I've a few hands like this over my last 20 games, QQ in particular has been cruel, losing far more than I'm winning with. I've barrelled 3 streets with QQ only for them to hit an A2o on the river. Set mining and the flop comes AKo. KK has been no luckier, the beauty of Limit is that players call gutshots with rags but in today's case they invariably hit. I know what goes around, comes around and I will get the luck. When that happens I will increase my bankroll substantially. I'm not happy with my play but at least I can fix that.
                Last edited by Ovalman; Sun Oct 07, 2012, 09:48 PM. Reason: added edit.
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                • #9
                  $4.11 from the Pokercast game, KJo v AA marginal shove at the time but I felt my image would get respect. I really wanted one of those $50 bonuses

                  It still helps though and brings my total balance to $28.65 only a little short of my $31.10 starting balance.

                  4 more games tonight, I want to play for the High Orbit Leaderboard this week.
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                  • #10
                    225 leaderboard points for my first block which is terrible and quite possibly as low as I've ever been.

                    $27.80 for today's balance and really disappointed. Not getting any luck, playing OK but not my A game but still should be doing better.
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                    • #11
                      Good Luck Ovalman.

                      Hope tomorrow brings you more luck.

                      Good Luck at the tables.

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                      • #12
                        Good Luck Ovalman.

                        Hope tomorrow brings you more luck.

                        Good Luck at the tables.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Pinoy, I'm really getting hit bad. I'm sure some of it is bad play but I feel I'm not getting any luck at all. Below was my exit hand on my last game tonight, my opponent had a VPiP of 39% and a PFR of 38% so you can work out his range (or lack of any) As you can't shove in Limit when I'm short like this I pick an exit hand to raise, raise, raise with and hopefully double up. I was pretty confident I was ahead pre flop because this maniac will raise with any 2. I also know you only hit the flop 1 time in 3 so even on that flop I thought I was still ahead. Maniac as usual hits but it's happening all the time since I started this challenge. Just no luck when it matters most while I don't catch lucky when I'm behind. I've reviewed every game I played tonight and spotted a few mistakes but overall I'm OK with my play, backed up by the fact I came 5th on a tourney on another site. My balance is now $16.53 and I've played 51 STTs.
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                          • #14
                            16 STTs tonight in 3 hours and at last a winning session. I think I was being too aggressive, trying to fight fire with fire which didn't work. I've noticed a lot more maniac aggressive's (HEM2 has them tagged as Blue Whales) in these since I last played them and when your raising your premiums you sometimes have to let them go.

                            I can see where they're making the mistakes but in my blinkered view I didn't realise it was me also making mistakes. I calmed things down tonight, got less frustrated and actually won a couple of games.

                            Balance is $23.82 with 5 x 1sts, 2nds, 9 unplaced and an overall ROI today of 30%.

                            Moving in the right direction again.
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                            • #15
                              Great job mate, keep it up.umbup:

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