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  • braveslice goals 2014

    Current bank roll: 149 usd
    Current level: Break even at NL5 2 tabling, Losing player 2NL 4 tabling, first shot for 10NL December 2013 losing 5BI.

    Yearly goals
    :
    - Be a profitable 10NL zoom 6 max player when 2 tabling
    - Be break even player at 5NL zoom 6 max when 4 tabling

    Yearly subgoals:
    - Be a profitable 5NL 2-tabler
    - Be a break even 10NL 2-tabler
    - Be a winning 10NL 2-tabler
    - Be a break even 2NL 4-tabler
    - Be a winning 2NL 4-tabler
    - Be a break even 5NL 4-tabler


    Monthly goals:
    - 20 hours

    Weekly goals
    :
    - 5 hours

    Daily goal
    - Play 1 hour, if you don't have a good excuse not to

    If there conversion is needed 1k 4 tabling and 500 2 tabling equals to 1 hour

    Bankroll
    - Take a shot when a) 20x -> drop when 2BI lost b) I know I can handle it

    Things to fix (list)
    - Reduce the number of bluffs -> Post the worst (losing) bluffs here for punishment.
    - Don't call stacks with TP or OP against funny guy -> Post if you do
    Last edited by braveslice; Sat Mar 08, 2014, 07:06 PM.

  • #2
    Results:
    month 5, hours 11.2, to go 8.8, for a shot delta ~ -81$
    month 4, hours 22.8, Completed, for a shot delta ~ +16$
    month 3, hours 27.3, Completed, for a shot delta ~ -46$
    month 2, hands 16.7k, Fail, for a shot delta ~ -62$
    month 1, hands 25.7k, Completed, for a shot delta ~ -54$

    - Be a profitable 5NL 2-tabler: Completed w solely by luck
    - Be a break even 10NL 2-tabler: getting there
    - Be a winning 10NL 2-tabler: waiting
    - Be a break even 2NL 4-tabler: Completed
    - Be a winning 2NL 4-tabler: plausible
    - Be a break even 5NL 4-tabler: waiting

    Last week:
    boring
    Last edited by braveslice; Tue May 20, 2014, 08:43 PM.

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    • #3
      Monthly goal is almost complered in 3 weeks, not bad. Four tabling is harder than I expected. Not once but twice I timed out KK. Ridiculous mistake was also the time when I was sure I had the nut straight and lost 150bb - I had 4 to straight and a pair. I can play an hour now with somewhat ok play, but really after 30 minutes there is a notable downward spike in my skill. 5NL is going good, lots of good flops and good starting hands. 3k profitable hands do not make me a winning player, unfortunately. But hopefully this time the trend continues. When it comes to bluffing, not that many stupid plays. Here is one. There is some value sometimes to bet river to get villain out of the draws with a hand you are sure you can’t win. PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com Button ($19.99) SB ($5.64) Hero (BB) ($5) UTG ($5.10) MP ($4.35) CO ($2.62) Preflop: Hero is BB with 10, 8 1 fold, MP calls $0.05, CO calls $0.05, 1 fold, SB calls $0.03, Hero checks Flop: ($0.20) 7, 4, J (4 players) SB bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, MP calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10 Turn: ($0.60) 3 (4 players) SB checks, Hero bets $0.38, MP calls $0.38, 2 folds River: ($1.36) 5 (2 players) Hero bets $0.66, MP raises to $1.45, Hero folds Total pot: $2.68 | Rake: $0.11 Week in figures:

      wk3 NL5 wk3 NL2 [/spoiler]
      Last edited by braveslice; Mon Jan 20, 2014, 05:20 PM.

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      • #4
        Hey, so interesting to see someone else for whom multi-tabling doesn't come naturally. Every couple of months I decide to give it a try, only to wind up giving up after 3-4 tabling for 10mins because my head feel like it's ready to explode lol Have managed to find a way to play 2 tables faster by minimizing distractions ... that seems to be working okay ... GL braveslice!! umbup:

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        • #5
          Hi Sam,

          Totally not coming naturally Some 20 years ago I was chosen to be top of my age group when I applied to air force. The main areas to test were coordination and multitasking, both things I would assume are important in multi-tabling. But no luck with that, so the only way to do it is to practice.

          That said 12k hands four tabling translates only to 12 hours of practice and that is very short time to learn anything new.

          Interesting point you made about 2 tabling. After keyboard shortcuts for fold and bet size to 3bb, the record speed I have had is 650 hands per hour and totally effortlessly. That is not far from 4 tabling speed.

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          • #6
            Hopefully multi-tabling is something that can be improved upon with practice - that would be nice

            650 hands/hr is spectacular, considering there's all that wait time in the big blind once every six hands. The most I've been able to play is about 450? But once I tried adding a third table and was only able to play 500, so maybe 450's not so bad. Was only playing about 200-250/hr before, so my rate's doubled just by cutting out the internet surfing. But to be able to play more than 450/hr would be great.

            Maybe your multi-tasking and coordination'll come in handy after all, like maybe yeah it's just a matter of practice, and you'll be 4-tabling in no time - looking forward to reading about your progress
            Last edited by TrustySam; Sat Jan 25, 2014, 03:47 AM.

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            • #7
              Monthly goal completed! Some light also in four tabling, last 5k hands I have made a tiny bit profit. Maybe next month… 5NL tables were not very nice to me. I played bad and had bad luck, a deadly combination. Week and month in figures:

              wk4 NL5 month1 5NL wk4 NL2 month1 2NL [/spoiler]

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              • #8
                Bad bluff Villain: 23/5/5 (60), WWSF:7/15, AF:2 At least I guessed he doesn’t have A. Check on the turn was because I though having A, would also X, but well maybe I was wrong there. PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com/ Button ($2.60) SB ($2.69) BB ($2) UTG ($2.01) Hero (MP) ($3.05) CO ($3.26) Preflop: Hero is MP with 6, 6 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.06, CO calls $0.06, 1 fold, SB raises to $0.18, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.12, 1 fold Flop: ($0.44) A, 9, 5 (2 players) SB checks, Hero bets $0.29, SB calls $0.29 Turn: ($1.02) 9 (2 players) SB checks, Hero checks River: ($1.02) A (2 players) SB checks, Hero bets $0.67, SB calls $0.67 Total pot: $2.36 | Rake: $0.08 Results below:

                SB had K, K (two pair, Aces and Kings). Hero had 6, 6 (two pair, Aces and nines). Outcome: SB won $2.28[/spoiler]

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                • #9
                  Yeah, aside from cbets, I would almost recommend never bluffing at 2NL.

                  Even my cbetting has dropped a lot at 2NL. It's down around 50% a lot of the time now. There's just so many value spots with big hands that it's often not worth even bluffing half the time.

                  Good luck and leave some of the fish for me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bhoylegend View Post
                    Yeah, aside from cbets, I would almost recommend never bluffing at 2NL.
                    I totally agree, however it's just so fun

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                    • #11
                      Be a break even 2NL 4-tabler: Completed umbup: It took ”only” 12k hands. Obviously it’s not that easy to say when one is a break even, but looking the graph (below) it should be safe to say – Break even! The scary part could have been that I lost 18BI in the process, but really it wasn’t. What I learned was some basic stuff, like never bluff, don’t call of suit connectors like ever OOP, KQo OOP is the worst two cards in multiway pot, something like 56o is better. Also, tight is better because it’s easier to play with good cards in the time frame you have. And when I say learned, I still don’t always “remember”. Connectors are hard to play when multi-tabling also because, to win with them you sometimes need to win with other merits like bluffs. It takes time and concentration maybe too much still for me. Playing ABC game is relatively easy task, but reading the stats at the same time is still very hard. And when there is exciting hand, it’s sometimes just best to let other hands to fade away. Btw, I was two tabling 5NL and oh my that was slow Made some ridiculous plays, just because I was bored, and guess what, the lady luck was in my side, 4 outers here I come. My All-In Ajusted was -11$ and still at the end some profit was made. Subgoal - Be a break even 2NL 4-tabler in one figure:

                      [/spoiler]

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                      • #12
                        Right, I totally forgot how to play poker at 5NL zoom. I don’t know why that happened, but luckily this week it came back. The timing is great, because otherwise the need to drop back to 2NL would have been immediate. Funnily, in that case I could have played 4 tables

                        There are at least two possible explanations. 1. The game is just so different, for example calling shoves is profitable enough at 2NL but doing that at 5NL needs a reason. 2. I tried to copy the feeling, you know I’m not good enough to not to go by the feeling often, from the 4 tabling environment. So I probably ended calling too much and stuff like that.

                        As soon as I noticed being the table fish at the 5NL I dropped 4 tabling and 2NL altogether.
                        My original goal was set to 20k hands per month, because I was thinking that by 4 tabling I can easily do it, but now with 2 tables it’s too much for me. So the goal is changed to hours.

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                        • #13
                          I had not so great day at poker. The long lasting lack of skill ended and I was even making some profit before this! Now on Friday 2NL is really close. I made a three large mistakes in my game a) I was trying to force pots for me & bluffing that is b) I called a bit too loose c) I did not adapt to the Friday night game style I did make profit a while:

                          [/spoiler] Some ‘great’ hands: PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://poker-tools.flopturnriver.com/Hand-Converter.php Button ($2.63) SB ($20.09) BB ($4.97) UTG ($9.30) MP ($5) Hero (CO) ($5.87) Preflop: Hero is CO with J, 8 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, SB raises to $0.50, BB calls $0.45, Hero calls $0.35 Flop: ($1.50) 7, 3, 6 (3 players) SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.78, SB calls $0.78, 1 fold Turn: ($3.06) 10 (2 players) SB checks, Hero bets $1.52, SB raises to $7.50, Hero calls $3.07 (All-In) Running it twice First River: ($6.12) 5 Second River: ($6.12) 9 Board 1: 7, 3, 6, 10, 5 Board 2: 7, 3, 6, 10, 9 Total pot: $12.24 | Rake: $0.51 Results below:

                          SB had 6, A SB had flush, Ace high on the first board and collected $6.12 SB had flush, Ace high on the second board and collected $6.12 Hero didn't show J, 8 Hero had flush, Jack high on both boards Outcome: SB won $11.73[/spoiler] PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com Button ($5.15) SB ($4.95) BB ($5.15) UTG ($5.12) MP ($5.08) Hero (CO) ($5.24) Preflop: Hero is CO with 10, 9 UTG raises to $0.15, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.15, 3 folds Flop: ($0.37) 7, A, K (2 players) UTG bets $0.25, Hero raises to $0.66, UTG calls $0.41 Turn: ($1.69) 4 (2 players) UTG checks, Hero bets $0.96, UTG calls $0.96 River: ($3.61) 2 (2 players) UTG checks, Hero bets $3.47 (All-In), UTG calls $3.35 (All-In) Total pot: $10.31 | Rake: $0.43 Results below:

                          UTG had J, A (one pair, Aces). Hero had 10, 9 (high card, Ace). Outcome: UTG won $9.88[/spoiler] PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://poker-tools.flopturnriver.com/Hand-Converter.php Hero (Button) ($6.86) SB ($5.39) BB ($5.07) UTG ($7.97) MP ($7.98) CO ($6.30) Preflop: Hero is Button with A, 2 1 fold, MP raises to $0.15, CO calls $0.15, Hero raises to $0.58, 3 folds, CO calls $0.43 Flop: ($1.38) 4, 5, 7 (2 players) CO checks, Hero bets $0.70, CO calls $0.70 Turn: ($2.78) Q (2 players) CO checks, Hero bets $1.50, CO calls $1.50 River: ($5.78) 6 (2 players) CO checks, Hero checks Total pot: $5.78 | Rake: $0.24 Results below:

                          Hero didn't show A, 2 (high card, Ace). CO had Q, K (one pair, Queens). Outcome: CO won $5.54[/spoiler] PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com/ Button ($4.93) SB ($4.42) BB ($4.09) UTG ($9.19) MP ($5.07) Hero (CO) ($5.31) Preflop: Hero is CO with J, 8 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold, SB calls $0.10, BB calls $0.07 Flop: ($0.36) 4, 2, 2 (3 players) SB bets $0.05, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.18, SB calls $0.13 Turn: ($0.72) Q (2 players) SB checks, Hero bets $0.38, SB calls $0.38 River: ($1.48) K (2 players) SB checks, Hero bets $1.20, SB calls $1.20 Total pot: $3.88 | Rake: $0.16 Results below:

                          SB had K, 7 (two pair, Kings and twos). Hero had J, 8 (one pair, twos). Outcome: SB won $3.72[/spoiler]
                          Last edited by braveslice; Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:39 PM.

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                          • #14
                            PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com Button ($2.29) Hero (SB) ($5) BB ($8.87) UTG ($4.96) MP ($5.58) CO ($8.82) Preflop: Hero is SB with J, 7 3 folds, Button raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50, 1 fold, Button calls $0.35 Flop: ($1.05) 6, 2, Q (2 players) Hero bets $0.52, Button raises to $1.79 (All-In), Hero folds Total pot: $2.09 | Rake: $0.09 Results below:

                            Button didn't show[/spoiler] PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://flopturnriver.com Hero (Button) ($8.05) SB ($2.81) BB ($5.32) UTG ($8.39) MP ($5.28) CO ($5) Preflop: Hero is Button with A, 2 2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.44, 1 fold, BB calls $0.39, 1 fold Flop: ($1.05) 4, Q, 6 (2 players) BB checks, Hero bets $0.54, BB raises to $4.88 (All-In), Hero folds Total pot: $2.13 | Rake: $0.09 Results below:

                            BB didn't show[/spoiler]
                            Last edited by braveslice; Mon Mar 17, 2014, 03:21 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Goal punishment hand, bad bluff. Villain no reads: PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com Hero (Button) ($5.63) SB ($3.77) BB ($5) UTG ($3.70) MP ($5.23) CO ($5.59) Preflop: Hero is Button with 8, 8 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold, BB calls $0.07 Flop: ($0.26) 10, J, 4 (2 players) BB bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20 Turn: ($0.66) J (2 players) BB checks, Hero bets $0.32, BB calls $0.32 River: ($1.30) 2 (2 players) BB bets $0.75, Hero raises to $2.50, BB raises to $4.36 (All-In), Hero folds Total pot: $6.30 | Rake: $0.26 Results below:

                              BB didn't show[/spoiler]

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