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5NL - Upswings and Roundabouts - Sun May 05, 2013, 07:48 PM
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I've thought anout writing this blog for a week or two but put it off a number of times for various reasons.
Around the start of last month I decided to move to 5NL from 2NL. Although I was on a slight upswing at the time I was never crushing 2NL - so I was really unsure if it was a wise idea.

A little over a month later I can say I am happy with the results so far - although there have been a number of hands where I have got lucky - so I am under no illusion that I am not making mistakes.
I've resolved to try and tighten up my play some more so that I am not making as many mistakes as I have this month. Overall, I am still in profit for the month EV (Expected Value) wise.

I'm going to make regular blogs on my progress and will also post hands of interest. I will also post my graph to keep a record of how I am doing. Here is the first one.




As can be seen there is a divergence in the EV line and the actual profit line around the 10k hand mark. It comes together again around 17500 and then the last few days there has been a number of fortunate board runouts where I have turned and rivered the nuts.
I will also start a thread in the challenges and battleground forum to keep track.

My best run in poker results and ev wise but I know I can improve a lot. I'm fortunate to be able to do this from a position where I am ahead for the month.

Good luck at the tables everyone.


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Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:05 AM
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I'm on a Bankroll Challenge myself at 1c/2c 2NL

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I see your shot of HEM2, I'm still using HEM1 do you think its worth the upgrade & why ?

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Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:18 AM
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I've never used HEM1 being a relative newcomer to the game so can't really be of much assistance. I would say that the cash games are served well by HEM2 while the tourney/SnG games are a let down.

You could get the free trial of hem2 and decide for yourself.
 
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Wed Jun 19, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Dodgy: I'd certainly recommend upgrading to HEM2 if you have version 1, provided you have a fairly good PC (built or upgraded in the last 18 months or so). The basic version of NoteCaddy that comes with it is pretty useful. An alternative is to go with Pokertracker 4, particularly if you take part in PSOSOP play money games, as the PT4 HUD works for those, whereas HEM2's does not.


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Wed Jun 19, 2013, 03:48 PM
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You could get the free trial of hem2 and decide for yourself.
Yeak I'll look into that

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Dodgy: I'd certainly recommend upgrading to HEM2 if you have version 1, provided you have a fairly good PC (built or upgraded in the last 18 months or so.
Yeah PC only 3 months old and Custom Built for Trading so all should be good. Not a heavy user of HEM but getting more out of it now.

What do you think of Leak Buster & Table Ninja ?
 
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Wed Jun 19, 2013, 04:04 PM
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I don't use Leak Buster or Table Ninja. I can find leaks by looking at the stats myself, and I rarely play more than 4 tables. Besides, Stars has hotkeys anyway, and I don't think TN has many extra features. :/


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