Saturday, August 29, 2009

windows 7

yesterday i installed windows 7 so i'm not using XP any more(and i hate vista). all software works fine, fulltilt crashed once though but i can't say it never happened before. i don't have my PT old database, i have hand histories though..maybe i'll export them some time. i guess it'll take forever :)
i won a couple buy-ins at 25nl moved to 50nl HU, lost 5bi there(which included few sick soulreads and running ~2.5 bis below EV)..but i don't have that nasty graph :) instead i have sweet little saturday boomswitch. i think i should slowly grind 25nl to build big enough rolls that can handle HU swings.
also i played 2 sats to minifrops event #1. the first one was for 500ftps. after villain cracked my queens with AQ i had about 1 small blind left but eventually i made final table with 3rd stack!..only to finish 7th(5 prizes). should have shipped it..that'd be epic! :) the next one was $6 sat... to $22 event..yes, i'm a nit! got my ticket..but then i realized it starts on Thu at 5am Moscow
sunday graph:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

weekend update

I took shot at 50nl HU again(as I'm still underrolled) didn't work very well but then i recovered some of my losses and moved back to 25nl. 6max is definetly easier than 9max. not sure if i can mass-table 6max, maybe i'll try later. volume still sucks, need to play more hands.
also, cleared super-bonus and got rakeback for 2 weeks(due to delays on fulltilt). ship it!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

lol bloggaments

Blogger home game: $5.5 tournament on stars. probably on wednesday. everyone's invited.

$5->bank wire->ATM->titties

ship ship

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

midweek update

quick update: i'm running good, playing not-so-good but at least green line is going into the right direction. mostly 6max 25nl and some 50nl heads-up. i'm still underrolled for 50nl but i'm taking stabs at fish occasionaly.
i've found one tendency...thats why i'm writing this post basicaly. many players limp from the SB, almost always call a raise, call almost all cbets and then do something ridiculous like minbet-minbet-huge overbet. or lead flops with minbets. here's a good example:

at first i've decided to double-barrel him as his flop calling range is full of crap. not a good idea. however it must depend on bet sizing..then i've decided to tighten up and became a total nit and folded almost all of SBs and played only limped pots without position. he started to fold to my c-bets on A- or K-high boards so i added a fair amount of bluffs for balancing(don't bluff calling stations etc) because i always failed to build a big pot with strong hands. it was very boring and i little annoying. his style was very exploitable but i couldn't exploit it well...but still he was losing money. then he found his "raise" button and became kinda spewy. interestingly, when he was betting big it was almost always bluff, so i've just waited for good hands and stacked him.

his "style" (i do think he has some method to his madness) is not uncommon so i have to figure out how to beat it effectively. must be easy money..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

lazy week

so i played less hands this week than i used to play in a day but thats because i've had a b-day(i've got 2 almost identical poker chip sets - someone heard i play poker..and a backgammon set - nice level for those who gave me poker sets) and haven't played drunk, and i think it's very important :)
i've had my very first sweat session with Meteoric. hope it'll take my game to the next level :)
some funny hands:

$0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
6 players
UTG Hero ($48.41)
UTG+1 djabbel ($25.10)
CO CLX088 ($26.35)
SB AMP87 ($46.74)
BB mazerpelt ($63.59)

Pre-flop: ($0.35, 6 players) Hero is UTG

Hero folds, 2 folds, TENOFSPADES5 raises to $0.75, AMP87 raises to $2.50, mazerpelt calls $2.25, TENOFSPADES5 calls $1.75

Flop: ($7.50, 3 players)
AMP87 bets $3.75, mazerpelt raises to $13.75, TENOFSPADES5 goes all-in $26.77, AMP87 goes all-in $44.24, mazerpelt calls $30.49

Turn: ($122.75, 3 players)

River: ($122.75, 3 players)

Final Pot: $122.75
AMP87 shows:
mazerpelt shows:

TENOFSPADES5 wins $84.81 ( won +$55.54 )
AMP87 wins $34.94 ( lost -$11.80 )
mazerpelt lost -$46.74

shortly after this all-in fest i got aces:

$0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
5 players
CO AMP87 ($34.94)
BTN Hero ($63.48)
SB djabbel ($25.00)
BB CLX088 ($26.35)

Pre-flop: ($0.35, 5 players) Hero is BTN

TENOFSPADES5 calls $0.25, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.10, 2 folds, TENOFSPADES5 raises to $4, Hero raises to $12.35, TENOFSPADES5 calls $8.35

Flop: ($25.05, 2 players)
TENOFSPADES5 checks, Hero bets $25.05, TENOFSPADES5 raises to $50.10, Hero goes all-in $51.13, TENOFSPADES5 calls $1.03

Turn: ($127.31, 2 players)

River: ($127.31, 2 players)

Final Pot: $127.31
Hero shows:

Hero wins $124.31 ( won +$60.83 )
TENOFSPADES5 lost -$63.48

thats how one hand changes everything :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

playerhaters, beware..i'm back

I haven't posted for quite some time but now holidays are over and I'm back. I withdrew money from my accounts in the end of June, just before the trip but Meteoric sent me back the money I gave him before+some interest (100% roi, which is very generous :) ) so i played a few sngs. fortunately i run like god and more than quadrupled that sum. i played mostly 45-man and 90-man 1$ sngs, shipped few of them(when i was ITM it was almost always a first place..have I mentioned I run like god?). my sharkscope graph is way off(even compared to my opr stats) so no graphs there anything similar in PT/HEM? I played 1 $5 MTT, made a deep run, played few HU sngs and in the end decided to play $5 32-man HU sng. at first I wanted to play the "winner-takes-it-all" but I'm such a pussy so I played the normal one with 8 places paid. needless to say I shipped that one too! for only $56...fml

anyway, fastforward..on my way back from the airport I somehow left my wallet in the taxi(well I thought someone stole it). it was the first time in my life when I left my wallet. I had quite some cash in it: ~400 euro(got my apartment deposit back on the very last day)+some roubles worth another ~100 euro..and 4 credit cards! the very next day taxi driver(totaly random guy) called me(I had my business card with my number in the wallet) and said he found my wallet in his car. he gave it back to me with all the money(~500 euro) and credit cards! I totaly didn't expect it. Russian taxi drivers are the best :) but I have already locked my creditcards and had to re-issue them so I was able to start grinding only this week. sooo....
I started with 50nl:

had a very tilting session with some stupid shortstacker: he had $20, his line was "minbet-minbet-shove" but after 10-15mins he had $220! I slapped my self, calmed down and won almost all of it back but then suddenly "he had to go". here's his graph:

sure he had some luck but I wasn't playing my A-game. after that guy I had few badbeats in the following session and decided to try 6-max (25nl, 4 tables):

didn't play as much as I used to play and I think I'll stick to 4 tables of 25nl 6max for a while so I think it'd be better to post weekly(not daily graphs)..and I don't think I'll be able to play much next week as I have a birthday(woo-hoo). but I already have grind on the mind :)

btw rake is the killer at 25nl: from what I've experienced it's 16bb/100 hands(or 8ptbb/100) which is 50nl hu it's almost one buy-in per 1000 hands which is also bad but not as bad as 25nl..