Rake is $0.08
May 7, 2020 | 10:03 a.m.
Played 5043 hands in total today, winning at 17.49bb/100. Pretty pleased with the start I've made, even if it is 2NL. Surprised at the red line staying close to zero, I assumed with a lot of weaker/stationey type players it would be trending downwards more than it is. Could also be due to the size of the sample I suppose.
Now I'm off to watch re-watch the FTGU video I mentioned earlier.
The aim for tomorrow is:
Post at least one hand from today's session in the low stakes forum
Play another 5000 hands of 2NL
Watch at least one RIO video, either a live play video, or a theory video on something I'd struggled with during the session
May 6, 2020 | 8:45 p.m.
Got around 3400 hands in at 2NL zoom, winning at 15.75bb/100. My main takeaway from the session was I need to go watch some videos on c-betting, as I felt I was c-betting too much and not really sure what to do sizing wise at times. Going to play some more tonight then re-watch the c-betting episodes from the 'From The Ground Up' series to finish the day off poker wise.
May 6, 2020 | 4:08 p.m.
Hey man, doing a similar thing except starting a bit lower (time off because of corona here too funnily enough), good luck to you!
May 6, 2020 | 11:54 a.m.
Thought process wise on the flop I was thinking that I should bet basically to fold him off Ax type hands, as well as any random hands that missed but have their pair outs. On the turn I was hoping to get a fold from a ten or a hand like 66. Looking at it and reading the responses I've been way too aggro and not accounted for the type of player I'm up against.
May 6, 2020 | 11:50 a.m.
About a year ago I made a post here where my intention was to grind from the bottom of the zoom ladder to the top, and I was excited to play, post hands, get better etc. Then just as I was about to get going I was offered a new job and had to put poker on hold indefinitely as I am away from home for months at a time with work.
Now however, between coronavirus and having some time off work to take anyway, it looks like I've got nothing to do for a few months, so I thought I'd get back into poker and see how far I can go. The challenge is as follows:
Start with $200 bankroll
4 table zoom (starting with 2NL)
Post winning sample over 10k hands
Take a shot at next stake/move up (as BRM permits)
Rinse and repeat
In addition to this I'll post hands I'm unsure about in the low stakes forum, as well as an update here with a graph after each session.
As for questions I have, I'm not sure what to do bankroll management wise. For example, assuming I beat 2NL, how long should I spend at 5NL building the roll before I take shots at 10NL? I hate feeling like I'm under rolled so I'm probably going to be less aggressive that most would be in that regard.
About to get started with session 1, back later with the results!
May 6, 2020 | 11:29 a.m.
SB: $5.18 (Hero)
CO wins and shows a flush, Ace high.
CO wins $4.07
Rake is $0.15
May 6, 2020 | 10:15 a.m.
Been delayed in starting until now, had some stuff to deal with over the weekend which stopped me from having time to play. Really not happy with how long its taken me to sit down and start the grind, but starting my session right now, and I will post a graph update every day from now on (first one later today).
Decided to play some 2nl just to get started, will be trying to shot take more aggressively than initially planned. Ok, time to get started!
Oct. 29, 2018 | 10:48 a.m.
I think you're right about reducing the number of tables, this is something I'll look to do, especially when taking shots. As for the HUD, I am definitely a HUD noob who pretty much uses it to differentiate reg from fish and not much else. Another area I can look to improve in thanks
Oct. 26, 2018 | 9:06 p.m.
So, wasn't able to start grinding today (real life got in the way), but judging from the above comments it seems like I should reconsider my how nitty I'm being with the roll. I might choose to put in a half decent sample at 2nl just to make sure I beat the stake at a decent rate before skipping it entirely, but the above comments have made me realise I am probably being absurdly tight in terms of BRM. I think this comes from me, in the past, doing the exact opposite, and I feel like being overrolled helps me to avoid tilt issues. Will have a look for some videos on the site which deal with tilt control/mental game.
Appreciate the replies, will think over what you guys have said before I start my first session tomorrow.