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Evaluation of monthly goals: May

  • Satellite goal: collect 40x4€ UO tickets COMPLETED
  • Study goal:
    • Finish “Poker Satellite Strategy” and take notes COMPLETED

New monthly goals: June 2020

  • Satellite goal: play 8xUO 4€ buy-in and 6xUO 2€-buy-in satellites
  • SNG challenge: play at least 20 SNGs
  • Collect 5000 challenge points
  • Complete all parts of the June missions
  • Study goal:
    • Review some interesting hands after finishing a tournament
    • Choose and buy next poker book
  • Cashgame goal: Collect 50 Spins in the King of Flips promotion

 

This week was a small disaster for me at the tables so far. Despite playing close to my best and taking in a lot of situations the right decisions, this card game can be brutal... I will play the May missions freerolls tonight and will update my results tomorrow evening.

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The week was a small disaster results oriented, as I mentioned in my previous post. I will try to list the good things first and then will proceed with the results update.

  • No tilt: despite getting a lot of bad beats, I stay calmed and continued playing my game
  • I didn’t chase my losses, I didn’t disrespect my bankroll management: in such situation last year I would have just load a NL10 or NL25 table to try “quickly” win my losses back. Now I took the wise decision to not play cash games until the end of the week, get the Double Trouble Ticket and try again next week.
  • I often smiled, when the fish hit their river. I truly did. It is just a silly card game after all and I know the maths: I can’t win every 80%/20% or even 90%/10% situation. But in the long run I will make money.

SNG:

Starting bankroll: 50 €; bankroll after week 22: 103,12 €; bankroll after week 23: 99,04 €

1x2€ SNG and I finished 5th after my own mistake: it was a river shove from my opponent, when the straight and the flush draw were completed and I couldn’t fold my set.

I then played 10x1€ SNGs, mostly trying to rebuild my confidence. The results weren’t perfect (2 wins and 1 other cash), but it was just some kind of small variance, I did the right things in most situations.

I find a big gap between the players at 1€ and 2€ SNGs. Once I read in this forum, that the 2€ level is more difficult than the 4€, because in the 4€ there are more fish with simply more money to play and in the 2€ are all of the good players from the 1€ SNGs or something like that.

I played my 1€ HexaPro ticket from June Mission Part 1, hit a 10x multiplier, but I couldn’t win it… I hate this HexaPro bingos… In my opinion this is not real poker at all, especially in the 1,5x multipliers, where you can’t play a hand postflop. You don’t have time to wait for decent hands, to get some reads on your opponent, nothing. You just hope to hit some cards and get lucky. Or maybe I am just terrible at these. I see that Unibet will make them even more turbo, there are always promotions to play them, and in the same time the SNGs are almost dead…

Cash games:

Starting bankroll: 100 €; bankroll after week 22: 129,96 €; bankroll after week 23: 104,82 €

Well I “won” a Double Trouble Ticket. No need to say more.

Satellites:

On the 2€-level I played 2 tournaments, but I couldn’t win a ticket.

On the 4€-level I played 1 tournament and won a 25€ ticket. I played at my absolute best and in every single situation I knew why I played it the way I did. Dara’s book is absolute masterpiece for he satellites. If you play these, just read the book!!!

UO Ticket bankroll:

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MTT (bankroll 17,98 €):

No bankroll management at all once again. I lost 5,50€, couldn’t make anything significant in the monthly freerolls.

Double or Nothing (bankroll 35,60 $)

9 more played (3 ITM). Overall 101 played, 60 times ITM (59,4 %)

 

As conclusion I will quote blackrain79: “If you take this game seriously then I would advise you to stop worrying about the money right now and start focusing instead on the things that you actually control. And that is putting in the long hard hours both at the tables and away from them and challenging yourself to get better every time you play.”

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No update last week, so this one is going to be a long one xD

SNG:

Starting bankroll: 50 €; bankroll after week 23: 99,04 €; bankroll after week 25: 124,96 €

My passion for the SNGs is back. SNGs and DoNs were the reason that I felt in love with poker more than 8 years ago, long before I even played at a cash table or discovered the satellites and MTTs. The move back to the 1€ level was a correct decision in order to restore my confidence. I played 41 tournaments on the 1€ level (11 wins, 11 runner ups, 19 not ITM = 11,25€ won), 2 losses at the 2€ level and I took 4 risky shots at the 4€ level (finished 3rd, 2nd, 1st and 1st).

I also played a couple of HexaPros to complete the monthly missions. (profit 3€)

I ordered Collin Moshman’s book and I can’t wait to have 200€ in my SNG bankroll to start playing the 4€ level regularly.

Cash games:

Starting bankroll: 100 €; bankroll after week 23: 104,82 €; bankroll after week 25: 49,23 € + 8,65€ cash ticket

One more Double Trouble ticket “won”. I will use my tickets in the following two weeks. Any wins will go to the MTT bankroll. Of course there were bad beats in those two weeks, but surely half of the losses are from my own mistakes. After almost six months playing the cash games, I can definitely say it is not my thing. I will slowly give up on these and play them mostly to complete monthly missions or to clear some cash tickets. I will get my focus on the SNGs, UO satellites, DoNs and soon MTTs.

Satellites:

On the 4€-level I played 3 more tournaments.

  • In the first one I managed to build a solid stack, I was in the money in the middle of the tournament and then made a mistake: I called an all in with trips and a bad kicker on the river (very dry board). My opponent showed his trips with K kicker and I was left with a very small stack. I should have just folded there and wait for a better spot. I considered the fold, but couldn’t do it.
  • In the next one I played very well, again managed to build a solid stack playing mostly again two fishes and value betting them strong. In the middle stage I shoved my 30 BBs (AKo) from SB and got called with KJ from the BB (13 BBs). Turned straight… Shortly after I shoved AKs and another guy with a similar stack to mine called with AQo and the Q on the flop was the end of my tournament. I believe my shoves are both ok. The KJ should surely be a fold preflop and the AQo is a close one, but until this moment I played tight and only showed monsters on showdown.
  • After the late registration in the third one there were a total of 26 players registered, which meant 4x25€ tickets, 2x4€tickets and 1,04 € for place 7. I was really card dead in the first 30 minutes, but I stayed focused. There was one very funny guy at my table, sadly I didn’t have any chance to play against him. My discipline paid off and I was dealt AK, AA, AK in a row and managed to chip up to around 5000 chips. Then I made one small mistake shoving with 88 to a minraise. I was snapcalled (TT) and my stack was down to 6 BBs. After two orbits I shoved my 3,6 BBs with AQo and got called by the chip leader (66 BBs) with his K9o. Double up for me. This happened at the final table. Despite the double up I was still last. And then the funny guy shoved and it was folded to me in the BB. 88 was my hand, I saw this guy shoving all kinds of Ax, Kx hands, so I called. He showed T8 and I doubled up one more time. Shortly after we were down to 5 (the real stone cold bubble). I had around 15 BBs and was once again the short stack. Here comes my second small mistake in the tournament: I shoved 66 and got called by AJ. I had luck and won the flip and eventually won the 25€ ticket, but I should have waited for a better spot/hand with my 15BBs. 

As a conclusion there are definitely people in the 4€ UO satellites, who know what they are doing, but still make some mistakes. There are also at least 3-4 huge whales with no idea how a satellite workes, so I am confident that I will beat this level too.

UO Ticket bankroll:

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MTT (bankroll 10,06 €):

I have my first MTT victory (satellites not counted here). It was a nano tournament, but still I am very happy. I kind of felt it in the middle of the tournament, when I took the chip lead and never looked back. Unfortunately this was the only cash for me in the MTTs.

The other good news is that the maximum buy-in was 2€ (I cut 5€ and 10€ buy-ins). The next step is to cut the 2€ as well. Then I will try to collect some bonus points (I have around 25€ in these so far) and have a proper MTT bankroll to play 1€ tournaments.

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SNG:

Starting bankroll: 50 €; bankroll after week 25: 124,96 €; bankroll after week 26: 137,73 €

This week I played almost exclusively the 1€ level, volume was low (9 played, 6 wins, 1 runner-up) as I had lots of stuff to do at the weekend.

At the 2€ level I ended my red streak (9 without cashes) with one second place.

Cash games:

Starting bankroll: 100 €; bankroll after week 25: 49,23€ + 8,65€ cash ticket; bankroll after week 26: 59,87 €

I busted the cash ticket, but I won 10,64 €.

Satellites:

On the 4€-level I played 3 more tournaments.

  • In the first one I just played awful and after couple loose calls I was out.
  • In the next one I was card dead. Shoved my 20-25 BBs with AQ after the late registration was completed and got two calls: JJ and AQ. The pair held and it was over for me and the other AQ xD.
  • The third one started in a perfect way. First hand, I was in the BB and as usual a couple of guys limped. I floped trips with K kicker, bet the flop and got called and then bet again the turn and it was folded around. Chip leader! xD After that there were slow 10-15 minutes for me. The KK on the button with 4xBB original raise and one caller was the perfect opportunity. I reraised and the original raiser shoved his stack. I snapcalled and was against AQo. K on the flop and my opponent was dead on the turn. Chip leader once again with 8500 chips. Nothing interesting until the final table. With 7 people left (4 tickets, 1 other small cash) there was one very interesting hand. At that time I and 3 other players had similar stacks (15 BBs) in the first four places. I was in the BB (Ks9s) and all the other 3 mentioned players limped the pot. FLOP: JsThKd , giving me top pair, a dangerous gut shot and a backdoor flush draw. There was a bet of 1 BB, 1 guy folded, the other guy and I called. Turn: 3s. Again 1BB bet and two calls (including me). River: 2d, total brick. It was check around and I won the pot against AJ and QJ. This gave me the chip lead with more than 17000 chips and I folded all other hands and finished 2nd

On the 2€ level I played just one tournament, but I couldn’t cash. Don’t even remember the bust out, but it was something standard.

On Friday I registered a freeroll (I do this mostly to add one more table, when I play) and then play these freerolls very aggressively and loose in order to gain a big stack early on. This time it worked: I won a 6 way preflop all in with KJo. I won 1€ UO ticket from this tournament and then turned it in a 4€ UO ticket.

UO Ticket bankroll:

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MTT (bankroll 46,96 €):

I finished ITM in the first Double Trouble, that I had ticket for. And boy, it was a sweat. I finished with less than an ante. Two hands before the tournament ended, I had 744 chips and the ante was 600. 10 seconds before the level change the hand was dealt with 102 players left. I folded and at this hand just 1 guy was knocked out. So 101 left, 100 ITM, I was forced all in and was dealt 45o, a guy shoved his 56s (??, but thank you!) and JKAA7 board meant, that we chopped! Unbelievable joy for me!!! It was actually just the third showdown for me in the tournament.

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I also played a couple of nano tournaments to complete the last part of June Missions.

I will now use my second Double Trouble Ticket. I will play with my community alias. Wish me luck!

 

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