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ImpactPoint - 2014 Poker Goals - Part 1

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  • ImpactPoint - 2014 Poker Goals - Part 1

    I,am splitting this challenge into 3 Parts, my goals for the year seemed a little out of reach so i narrowed it down into stages, my main goal will be to finish part 1 and then re-access
    the next part when i get there.

    I will be exclusivly playing hyper turbo satellites starting at the very bottom and working my way up, ive put alot of work into 10bb hyper,s last year on FT - i wasnt a winner over 5k games played, but i doubt anyone at there lowest buy-ins would be with the rake being so big in those games, but at least i was break even with RB.

    I shall use a 100 buy-in rule and take a shot at the next level when i have won 50 buy-ins for that level - i shall also drop back down a limit if i lose those 50 buy-ins.

    Part 1 of the challenge is to turn $76.00 into $7600 - all bonuses shall not be added to my roll - those shall be my rewards.

    I feel like ive come to a cross-roads on poker - do i want to play for fun, or do i want to make money - i wont both, but i have to see if i have the determination, will and desire to grind a good roll up - if not then poker will have to be for fun.

    So all in all i feel its a Do Or Die year.

    All the best ImpacPoint.
    Last edited by ImpactPoint; Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:48 PM.

  • #2
    Gogogo ImpactPoint!! GL GL - you can do it!! umbup: umbup:

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    • #3
      GL Imnpact, I'll also follow this thread.
      Bracelet Winner

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      • #4
        The only thing i need to work on is playing more table,s - ive just got TN free for 2 months so that takes away manualy registering, over the coming month i want to be able to play 50 games+ an hour, but im just taking my time, i dont feel there,s any rush, i used to play 8 table,s of PLO - so i can do the amount, its just with being away from the tables for a while i need to adjust slowly again.

        I,am confident i can do well and i,am looking forward to the challenge.

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        • #5
          Good luck. I have seen you at the tables and will be keeping a keen eye on my opposition

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          • #6
            Lol fifi - i dont think you need to worry about keeping a eye on me, hopefully you will blaze up the limits and be out of my reach soon

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            • #7
              One infuriating problem with sats i have come across over the last few weeks.

              Is when the short stack has 1-3bb and the 2 bigger stacks call his all in push, its common knowledge to check the board down, ive come across alot of players that will bluff the flop? Why in any stretch of the immagination would a player do that? And why you should mark these players down with a colour - ***Removed***.

              I have started to mark these players down with the above colour,and i tend to be very wary of this tendency they have, my approach has changed towards them, i,am folding or i,am isolating the short stack know, i no for a 100% if i fold they will call the short stack, and if i raise all-in i,am 90% sure they will fold, its an adjustment ive made but i still dont like the play, because i feel theres equity in the prize pool being affected, but what else can one do?

              Ive also taken the step to colour code players that understand the check the board down play, then you can feel assured your equity is bigger, i guess we have to adapt to this at the micro levels, hopefully at higher levels this wont be a problem.
              Last edited by royalraise85; Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:44 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fifithecat View Post
                Good luck. I have seen you at the tables and will be keeping a keen eye on my opposition

                I was going to ask you what swings youve encountered in these on skype, buy my skype list says ya not there anymore!! Although i seem to have lost a few contacts, its obvious youve played a vast amount of these, would it be possible to view your graph only in these because ive searched widely on the net for graphs to no avail.

                thx impactpoint.

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                • #9
                  Ok - 1st update of the year, results are not what i had hoped for but swings happen, i have reviewd my last 3 sessions and i wouldnt have done anything different, ahead in more than my fair share but came out on the losing end, you have to except these high swings in high variance games, i new what i was letting myself in for so this doesnt bother me, i,ll keep on grinding away and take each session as it comes - hopefully next week on my new update the results will be going in the correct direction.

                  All the best ImpactPoint
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                  • #10
                    You can turn it up, just early variance.

                    Good Luck!!!

                    PH
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                    • #11
                      2k games finished and break-even!!

                      The thing is, with such "really bad" players - these should be very beatable, having a 2k break even stretch is nothing in these types of games, although it can be soul destroying getting it in as fav a good % of the time, its also drains the reserve tank lol.

                      Although theres alot of regs at these games, they dont adjust very well - they just play there abc approach no matter what, ive checked all the regs vr pokertracker to see whats what - i took a sample of any player thats played more than 100 games and filtered to see who was winning or losing - to my surprise (or not) the stats showed 38 players with 100 games +, with a mere 3 of those players in the green, and only just in the green - although i,am in the red by $0.03 cents (so iam not break-even ) though i did play 1k games of these for a $119.00 profit in december - but i reset my pt database.

                      I really was hoping to be up a few levels because playing the $0.76,s is tiring because of the time frame, i have a 6 hour window per-day to play these, 22.30/01.30 and 06.30/09.30 - these times are not so good for UK people, having a 5 hour sleep at nite between sessions is kinda tiring for me lol - maybe i should have looked at this in more depth, but it is what it is so i,ll carry on.

                      All the best impactpoint.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ImpactPoint View Post
                        One infuriating problem with sats i have come across over the last few weeks.

                        Is when the short stack has 1-3bb and the 2 bigger stacks call his all in push, its common knowledge to check the board down, ive come across alot of players that will bluff the flop? Why in any stretch of the immagination would a player do that? And why you should mark these players down with a colour - my colour of choice is PINK - why pink? Cos there gay lol.
                        Haha, yes there are a few weird moves going on. Worse than those though, are the people from "related" countries who soft play each other on the bubble. On a daily basis I get to the bubble with a Russian, a Russian, and me from the UK. They probably don't know each other and probably do play normal against each other until the bubble. But once we are down to 3 players, they do give each other a helping hand so that their brother comrade can cash and not the UK guy. Russians were an example, it is commonplace over my sample to see bordering countries helping each other too, even Germany and Austria. I mean, don't these guys remember the war? Or the Spanish, Portuguese, Argentines seem to help each other too. I don't think there is a way to ever stop it apart from PokerStars not showing which country players are from. You can get a sense of when it is happening and the only counter measure I have managed to use is aggression. Don't fold and let one soft play his buddy and give him chips. Shove and go uber-aggressive.

                        Originally posted by ImpactPoint View Post
                        I was going to ask you what swings youve encountered in these on skype, buy my skype list says ya not there anymore!! Although i seem to have lost a few contacts, its obvious youve played a vast amount of these, would it be possible to view your graph only in these because ive searched widely on the net for graphs to no avail.

                        thx impactpoint.
                        Try adding me on skype. I looked for you and only found a guy in Italy. As I am not looking at my graph this year I can show my under $2 hyper sats from December last year. I filtered out the $3.75s I played so as not to obscure the results. Hope this helps.



                        edit: BTW ignore the redline in hem1, it means nothing. I should have removed it before taking the screenshot. Tracking them in hem1 is way off. I downloaded PT4 to test my theory and the EV lines vary wildly. So I would guess hem2 and pt4 would be right if you use one of those.
                        Last edited by fifithecat; Sat Jan 11, 2014, 07:01 PM. Reason: last paragraph

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fifithecat View Post
                          Haha, yes there are a few weird moves going on. Worse than those though, are the people from "related" countries who soft play each other on the bubble. On a daily basis I get to the bubble with a Russian, a Russian, and me from the UK. They probably don't know each other and probably do play normal against each other until the bubble. But once we are down to 3 players, they do give each other a helping hand so that their brother comrade can cash and not the UK guy. Russians were an example, it is commonplace over my sample to see bordering countries helping each other too, even Germany and Austria. I mean, don't these guys remember the war? Or the Spanish, Portuguese, Argentines seem to help each other too. I don't think there is a way to ever stop it apart from PokerStars not showing which country players are from. You can get a sense of when it is happening and the only counter measure I have managed to use is aggression. Don't fold and let one soft play his buddy and give him chips. Shove and go uber-aggressive.
                          If you ever think someone is colluding, please take the HH and send to support@pokerstars.com. They will be able to look into it and if the players are colluding, they will take appropriate actions.

                          John (JWK24)
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                          6 Time Bracelet Winner


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JWK24 View Post
                            If you ever think someone is colluding, please take the HH and send to support@pokerstars.com. They will be able to look into it and if the players are colluding, they will take appropriate actions.

                            John (JWK24)
                            It doesn't bother me that much. playing over 100 games an hour, it would cost more to find the game than it would be worth to carry on playing. I just adapted it into my game now. on bubble check where they are from if anything weird happens. if it does, punish them both.

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                            • #15
                              I hadn,t noticed that tbh - i dont think fifi was getting at there colluding mod!!

                              Nice results dude, also sent on skype.

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