Heres the 10k hand update for the shot at 500 reg tables =)....reg tables I'm doing well...Zone is rough. The biggest issue for me is the 15 second time for decisions with no timebank. Not really sure how to practice this, playing the lower zone tables aren't good practice because nobody puts you in tough spots there
April 5, 2020 | 7:43 a.m.
Alrighttttttttt heres my 500nl reg table shot so far! https://gyazo.com/ec9197f18c90e97a3b040841fc033bf6
April 2, 2020 | 9:06 a.m.
Took 500 shot this weekend and it went like this. - Honestly I'm pretty surprised at the games. They feel very similar to the 200nl games and not much better. One thing I notice is that they are better at bluff catching overall. I don't get to just run rampant in certain spots like I was at 200.
March 23, 2020 | 5:53 a.m.
Alright so the bad news hit. Guess I'll be full time playing poker now? Possibly considering some coaching now to help with the me losing the job =/. Good news -- Playing 500nl now and lets run good throughout the weekend to stick it =P
March 21, 2020 | 2:47 a.m.
So potentially getting ready for some bad news this weekend. Was told today its a possibility that I will not be able to continue my job...Alot of factors going into it. I like to keep a good mindset and continue to think everything happens for a reason and maybe this is a perfect time to follow through on full time poker? Will be interesting to look back on this specific post in the future and see what happens during this crazy time
March 19, 2020 | 3:19 a.m.
27 hours of poker later...lockdown was successful again. We hit $3k upswing this weekend =). super tired right now but heres the lockdown graph. We had a huge hand vs. a maniac rec player 250ish bb deep where I flop mid set on KJT and he flopped straight with AQ, get it in and spike a T on river. Ran pretty good on the flips pre also. Feels good to be above EV LOL.
March 16, 2020 | 7:34 a.m.
Yeah I have chinup bar, bands, and 20 + 35 lb dumbbells. Should be ok but I've been a bit lazy. I did a 6 week program where I was doing HIIT 3x/week + Steady state 2x a week. 5x a week I was lifting and going on a lean bulk. Right after the 6 weeks the gyms started getting out of hand so it was an excuse to be lazy. Which isn't good lol. Kettle bells are good I can probably get some
March 14, 2020 | 5:06 p.m.
Alright guys...been playing a ton and studying certain spots. Got a lesson from someone on how to study more efficiently with PIO and it felt like I learned an insane amount. Can't wait to put what I learned to use. I am doing another lockdown this weekend for saturday AND sunday. Sooo maybe the next update we get here will be at 500nl???? Will be a sick feeling to finally be playing there. I'm going to start posting some hands here...some funny and some sick calls/bluffs from myself orrrrrrr villain =)
On the other goals -- I haven't been meditating as much as normal. Need to focus on that a bit more and make sure I get that in. Working out -- Been slacking since the whole corona virus thing and gyms. I know children have a small chance of anything being serious from it but I still worry about giving that to my kids especially the 1 year old.
March 14, 2020 | 7:15 a.m.
10k update - https://gyazo.com/8a2bb21a49606e39ed041f048f8aa8e0
Had this happen too vs. a super fishy player -- I probably should've just shoved when he 3b but oh well -- https://gyazo.com/a6e1f511c93a41b7a0579dd7feb4f03c
Feb. 29, 2020 | 10:04 p.m.
I completely agree 7k is nothing. Seeing how many huge mistakes the players at my limits are making + the adjustments that was made to fix a significant sized leak in my BB - I am very confident I am a minimum 6 bb/100 winner at those stakes long term.
10k hands at 25nl // 17.78 EV bb/100
22k hands at 50nl // 11 EV bb/100.
15k hands at 100nl // 9.89 EV bb/100
13k hands at 200nl // 1 EV bb/100 (If you read through the posts before - most of my issues were overadjusting and the BB leak. I'll post the updated graph when I hit 20k hands and see where I'm at)
47k hands where the minimum EV bb/100 was 9 I'd say is pretty solid enough results to say I'm a winner in these games.
Feb. 28, 2020 | 2:57 a.m.
had to drop back down after I took a pretty big downswing at 200z --...Grinded back a bit at 50nl until about 3k hands on this graph. The rest was 100nl. Back at taking shots at 200nl now hopefully we run well early. Had a big database review with my coach and we fixed one huge leak that probably will add about 5 bb/100 overall. Other little things we worked on are doing great. I found a few other spots to take advantage of vs. some regs where they are overcalling rivers.
EXTEMELY happy with this return after the downswing. Can't really argue having a 24.52 EV bb/100 even with it only being 7kish hands is showing I am definitely a very big winning player at these stakes imo.
Feb. 22, 2020 | 2:05 a.m.
Alright so came back after a ton of studying. Played a few thousand more hands and just tankeddddd. I don't know if it was fancy play syndrome or just trying to put things into my game that maybe just don't work so well at the stakes I'm at. Taking a few days to reevaluate and make sure I'm not OVER adjusting to what I think is going on
Jan. 28, 2020 | 1:32 a.m.
Alright guys here is the 10k hands update at 200nl.
Winning at 4.10 EV bb/100. I feel these games are pretty wacky lol. So much crazy bluffs with just no blockers. One thing I did a lot of here is check my strong hands on flops where I have a huge advantage vs. some aggro regs and they just have always been barrelling off. I've put in maybe 50 hours a week of grinding ontop of my actual job. I'll be taking a week off to study and spend more time with my family. I'm happy with the results but I almost don't feel l ike I earned it. Seemed like it was mostly just me making good hands and letting people bluff off lol.
Jan. 14, 2020 | 8:20 a.m.
Hey, No I don't mind answering. So it is a little complicated. I've been a winning player at reg tables up to 100nl. When I came back to poker I put money onto ignition for a database so it would be easier to get things reviewed/show a coach certain hands and things like that. Now obviously I thought I'd be crushing those low zone games but the factor of it being anonymous just completely made it hard for me. Trying to base their skill level on literally in the middle of a hand by stack sizes and if they happen to choose a bet size that didn't make sense. You don't know if they are the type to ever fold a hand or one to go overbluffing. I truly believe if they were able to show names then I would've been an easy winner there. Fwiw - I was losing at 25z but also over 15+ buyins below EV when I finished. I am the type who likes to prove he can win at one stake before moving up, even though I was able to stay at 50 with the bankroll I had at the time.
I was ALWAYS a bankroll nit. Even if it wasn't when I was playing fulltime, I still wanted an absurd amount of buyins before taking shots. I think this was a huge downfall for me where I could've been a bit lenient and just took small shots and dropped down quick. For this I am staked a portion, and following his guidelines for moving up and down. He's been reviewing my hands and if he feels confident that I am a winner at the stakes above the current ones he tells me to move up. I know 10k hands are small samples but he also has my database from before and knows how I play/skill level.
TL:DR - Yes I'm staked - I was losing over the sample at 25z (15+ BI below EV) and breakeven 50z. If my coach feels confident in my skill to move up, I will move up even with 10 buyins in my bankroll and move down if I drop too much. If he is super confident in my winrate at that current limit then he will replenish if I drop too much, which hasn't been the case yet.
Jan. 9, 2020 | 4:05 p.m.
Ok so first update in 4 months. I was pretty defeated mentally from that last time I put a lot of effort was breakeven - losing at both 25z and 50z. The anonymity factor really hurts the way I play especially on zoom. I have someone who saw potential in my game and decided to help me out. I have done 10k Samples at 25nl-50nl-100nl reg tables (50nl I went to 15k hands). I had to adjust so many times to these pools because of certain tendencies. I don't want to put it out here but there is one huge one that has been across all of them that I have been just printing money off of lately.
The person helping me doesn't want people knowing who he is but just want to put it out here that I am so grateful he is doing this. I truly believe its just out of the goodness of his heart. It was a random message to me about two months after I stopped playing online and its just been going from there. Here are the graphs =)
Jan. 7, 2020 | 5:41 a.m.
Results for last month -
Graph around 35k hands atleast started trending upwards lol. I still feel like I am missing out on a ton of spots. I will be updating changes to be made after this weekend because it will be going back to mainly study
Sept. 6, 2019 | 2:04 p.m.
Enjoy the vacation and time with the gf! On that last hand, was this a villain specific read or is this a standard check call there?
Aug. 26, 2019 | 1:38 a.m.
Had to go away for business for this week. Still studying but not as much playing during the week. The sessions that I did play didn't go so well but I was trying something new out. Will update at the end of the month
Aug. 24, 2019 | 11:04 p.m.
Avg Study time: Still studying a lot more for my study:play ratio
Quality : B game
Putting up graphs of everything so far. A lot of the changes seem to be working. I have also been putting in some "street poker" vs. spots where their bet sizings just don't make sense on certain boards. Definitely had some spew where I was trying to find combos to bluff and only a 15 second decision with no time bank kinda rushed some. Pretty happy with recent results so far and still behind EV. Definitely still feel like I could be playing better in certain 3b pots.
Aug. 20, 2019 | 5:21 p.m.
Intro was awesome. That should be my theme song.
For sites like ignition where its an anonymous pool on boards like the AK2r, do you think its a better idea to be severely overbluffing? They can't take a note on us and start just calling down lighter.
At the same time, how wide would you start barreling? I feel like its a bit hard to find good blockers in these cases but I think maybe 6 thru 9 because they'd be 3betting their lower/higher Ace's and things like that. Having T-Q doesn't really block much since they should be 3betting a lot of those cards. **Sorry if that made no sense lol