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Taking Responsibility (Time Vault 2013) - Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:51 PM
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Time Vault 2013

After years of playing hobbyist poker and blowing through multiple bankrolls, 2013 is time for a change. Thousands of dollars have been wasted by playing on tilt while running bad, with the complete bankroll on the table.

This year I am taking more responsibility for my decision making while playing and just before buying into a table.

My name is Joe Simmonds, dudemanphat on Poker Stars; I am a professional Audio Engineer currently living in Invercargill, New Zealand. As a hobby I have been playing poker since I was a student in 2006. I am very confident in my playing ability in casinos around New Zealand but have not had very good results online.


My overall goal for this year is to change the bad habits I have in life and in poker. Below I have set some smaller goals to try and help me along the way.

2013 GOALS
• Practice proper bankroll management.
• Manage time better between work, poker, fitness and relationship.
• Become a Poker Stars gold VIP.
• Win a large entry field MTT.

TERMS
• Must post in blog at least once a week.
• Must post bankroll update in forum at least once every 2 days.
• Must go for a run followed by weights training twice a week.
• Must eat healthier, No more sugar.
• Must drink less Coke Zero (apparently it increases depression, which im sure isn’t helping my tilt much.

BANKROLL MANAGEMENT

My starting bankroll for this blog is 181.84.

2 and 27 ppl sit n go’s – Min 100 buy in’s.
45 to 180 ppl sit n go’s – Min 150 buy in’s.
180+ ppl SNG’s and MTT’s – Min 200 buy in’s.
Ring games – Min 50 buy-in’s


The reason I am doing this as a blog is to help motivate me to keep my goals. It holds me more responsible for my actions and by keeping public record of my progress. I am under no fantasy that this is going to be read by thousands of people, but if anyone does read this I hope I can make it as entertaining as possible.

Last edited by dudemanphat; Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:54 PM.. Reason: Forgot information.
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Good luck on your challenge for the year.

All the instructions on how to qualify for this years Time Vault promotion can be found >>HERE<<

Best of luck with your poker goals for 2013!

Raiser


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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Good luck with Your "responsible" poker!
Can be You are good people reader if You play better live than online.
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:17 PM
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Thanks KKNgroup and RoyalRaise85

I think the live games in casinos around New Zealand are pretty soft as well. Pretty easy to make a profit with a simple poker strategy.
 
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Day 1 - Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:27 PM
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Day 1

I started the day by playing 25 .50c 45 man turbo’s and made a whooping $1.03. I realize that I am over rolled for playing these games but I thought it would be a good warm up to the challenge.

I then moved on to 1.50 6max hyper-turbo’s. I think that I am going to play a lot of these through out the year and try to develop a winning strategy for these. I think I need to do a bit more reading on these though as I finished the night down a total of $5.45

I finished the session with a bankroll of $176.39 a total loss of $5.45.
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:56 PM
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For anyone checking this out, i would love some advice on my choices for bankroll management.

My starting bankroll for this blog is 181.84.

2 and 27 ppl sit n go’s – Min 100 buy in’s.
45 to 180 ppl sit n go’s – Min 150 buy in’s.
180+ ppl SNG’s and MTT’s – Min 200 buy in’s.
Ring games – Min 50 buy-in’s

I did a bit of reading through twoplustwo and other forums and came to the above conclusion.

Please let me know if i am making any mistakes??

Thanks
dudemanphat

Last edited by dudemanphat; Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:56 PM.. Reason: spelling mistake
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Hey Dude

Good Luck on your goals

As for BR, it's about right, but one thing most people seem to forget, is to play at a level you're comfortable at. It's not because one deposits $1,000 that he should be playing 25NL. Sure the BR permits it, but are you a winning player at 2NL?
Also I would stick to a game that I'm good at so I can build a BR

 
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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Sandtrap777 View Post
Hey Dude

Good Luck on your goals

As for BR, it's about right, but one thing most people seem to forget, is to play at a level you're comfortable at. It's not because one deposits $1,000 that he should be playing 25NL. Sure the BR permits it, but are you a winning player at 2NL?
Also I would stick to a game that I'm good at so I can build a BR

Thanks for the advice Sandtrap.

I am tracking what i am playing from now on and will monitor what i am winning and losing at and try to stick to what is working. But with small samples it wont be that telling.
 
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Testing my Tilt - Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:18 AM
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Tonight has been pretty good so far. I will post results later on but i have had a couple of hands come up that have tested my other challenge which is trying to control tilt,

I had a few hands but i think the hand below was the most interesting.

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...788_C3F1DBFB24

Im not sure how i am meant to post hands on here yet. If anyone knows the correct or better way please let me know.
 
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Day 2 - Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:59 AM
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A good day today. I finished up earlier then usually at 9.42pm NZ time and plan on getting some decent sleep tonight. But will more then likely stay up watching the Australian Open like last night with the epic Djokovic 5 hour 5 setter.

Tonight I played a bunch of MTTSNGs and got a couple of firsts and a couple of min cashes, also played a bunch of 6 max hyper turbos with a slight profit to bring up my volume and managed a min cash in a $1.10 MTT.

I satellited into the Big 3.30 but missed out on the money by a couple of hundred. Got short and shoved 77 only to have my soul ripped out on the river against A 10.

Today I played a total of 30 tournaments and made a profit of $17.62. Taking my total games played to 72 and total profit to $12.17.

Current bankroll 194.01 with total profit of $12.17.

Have a good night ppl.

Last edited by dudemanphat; Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:02 AM.. Reason: spelling mistakes
 
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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:24 PM
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hey fellow kiwi, you're doing well!

as for eating healthy, I stopped eating carbs this week, lost 4% of my body weight in one week, not bad! normally I couldn't give up all that pasta and potato, but unlimited meat and cheese, hellyeah! Not sure about Coke Zero being a depressant, but have you tried Lift Diet? it's pretty good.

good luck on the tables and keep up with the challenge
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:11 AM
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Hey EvokeNZ well done on losing 4% body weight. I haven't really even started to try and get healthy yet but that will start tonight.
 
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Day 3 - Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:19 AM
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Day 3 started of bad, but i sucked it up and worked hard to get back to even. As soon as i got even again for the day i went on my second 10 game plus down swing of the challenge. 13 games with a lot of bubbles and no cashes and i am finishing up for the day.

I have a few hands to put up tomorrow when I do my second blog post.

Overall for the day i played 42 games and ended -$22.61 for the day with 32.42 VPPs earned. Bringing my bankroll to a total of $171.40 for a overall loss of $10.44 for the challenge.

Off for a run now to get over the bad day and focus on the other goals for 2013.

Good luck on the tables.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Another frustrating day yesterday that was only rescued by a late second place in a 90man $1.50 KO. Tilt got the best of me resulting in a loose call on the BB while on the bubble of another 90man KO. Ended up calling a shove from the LAG button +1 with 4 4 and the villain had 10 10.

If any one is a regular in the $1.50 90man KO is it usual for them to go over 3 hours?

Played the least volume of all the days so far with only 23 games and ended with a profit of $8.97.

Which leaves me with a bankroll of $180.37 which is a total loss of $1.47 .

Good luck on the tables.
 
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DAY 4 Update - Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:19 PM
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I played my smallest amount of volume of day 4 only 20 games total but i did finish with a small profit of $4.25 .

Not a lot happened really but i did have a heart breaking finish in the Big 2.20. with 443 players left i was feeling good and playing good until i got QQ in the small blind. I had a total 26000, one player shoved UTG+2 for 12000 i had already made my mind up that i would obviously call him but then the button shoved over top for 50000.

I almost folded but thought about it some more and decided a call was correct as the button was very aggressive and i did not have a massive amount of chips, winning this pot would put me in a very good position in the tournament.

I was delighted to see the early shove had AQ and the button had JJ, that was until the J hit the flop. Oh well.

My challenge to date is now in profit by $3.22 . While not great it is a lot nicer to look at then it was the last few days before.

Current bankroll: $185.06.

Good luck.
 
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Average Weekend. - Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:06 PM
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It's now monday morning NZ time and i am looking back at a pretty shitty weekend of poker. Friday -$15.61, Saturday -$19.26 and Sunday $3.72.

Sunday was looking great midway with three middle place cashes in three MTT's only to have my 99 beat by 52o in the big 2.20 and then my AA beat by 99 in a 2.20 MTT and then my KK beat by 44 and K2 on a 422 flop.

All tournaments i felt like i was playing well and had decent stacks to go on and make a decent score but things can change in a second in poker.

To end the weekend i played a bunch of $1.50 6max hyper turbos and went on a smaller heater cashing in 8 out of 12 with 4 first places. If it wasn't for that it would have been an even sadder weekend.

But i did get a lot of work done on a short film i am currently doing the audio for.

My bankroll ended the weekend at $175.61 with a total lose for the challenge of -$6.23
 
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Another losing day - Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Yesterday was again another losing day. Finished down -$7.28 thats including a $5 transfer to a friend. Not the worst losing day but still another losing day.

It would have been a lot worse but i grinded back $17 6 tabling .01.02 ZOOM Holdem 9 man and 6 max. I found it to be quite easy if you play a tight disciplined game and i think i might play more of this and see how i go over a larger sample.

New blog up tomorrow looking back on January and setting new short term goals for a very busy February.

Total lose for January so far is -$26.75. Lets hope for a big last few hours and get back in the green.

Good luck.
 
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Difficult hand for me. - Fri Feb 01, 2013, 01:26 AM
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Just had this hand late in the Big 2.20.



Let me know what you think. Will post my thoughts later.
 
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February has been interesting - Sat Feb 02, 2013, 10:56 PM
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So far in February i am up a total of $51.74. Got 12th in a Big 2.20 for $55 then proceded to go on a $100+ down swing. For my entire Saturday day time i could not win a hand no matter what i did and it cost me more then half my bankroll. Then during the night i decided to play some 9man $3.50 hyper turbos and went on a $100 plus up swing.

I played a total of 66 hyper turbo sit n go's and cashed in 34 of them. Safe to say my luck changed.

Total bankroll is currently $200.85 for a total profit of $19.01 for the challenge.

Currently on 1518.84 VPP's for the year and 208.27 for the month well on track to retain my silver star for the month which is good because i wont have a lot of time.
 
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Wed Feb 06, 2013, 05:04 AM
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Just checking in not a great day so far but i am deep in the Big 3.30 and just satellited into the Big 16.50 for .80c so hopefully can save another losing day.

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