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Killeraxa's 2014 Challenge - Mon Dec 30, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 359
Cash games

Starting by 4 tabling zoom 6-max zoom starting at 2NL with 25 buyins
5NL zoom 6-max when BR reaches $150 if I 10 buyins I will return to 2NL
10NL zoom 6-max when BR reaches $500 if I lose 20 buyins i will return to 5NL
25NL zoom 6-max when BR reaches $1125 If I lose 15 buyins I will return to 10 NL


SNG

Avoid at all cost

Tournaments

Will play 5 micro tournaments a week not including the VIP tournaments and special events if I have the BR to afford them.

Goals

Yearly Goal

Make a profit of $1000+
Become a 25NL reg
Avoid playing SNG unless its a satellite
Beat Adohole and Kwolf in profit

Monthly Goal

Achieve Silverstar+
Do a end of month HH session
Qualify for the Big Bang
Play Monthly VIP Tournaments


Weekly Goals

Make sure I'm on track with VPP's
Watch 2 educational videos
Review HH where $$ was lost
Play VIP tournaments

Daily goals

A minimum of 2000 hands per day
Atleast 2 hours per day of gameplay
Take breaks away from poker when tilted or bored

I am a recreational player who just enjoys playing the game, that and making a small profit are what matters. If I happen to go busto, Then I will reload and do it all over again. I will never give up on poker.

EDIT: My starting BR was actually $32 I didn't deposit to get $50 lol now I have $101 after week 1

Update #1 of Goals: I will be 8 tabling 5NL zoom with a $200 BR. The same rule applies for me to go 10NL, I need a BR of $500

Last edited by Killeraxa89; Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 08:16 AM.. Reason: New goals since SNG issues occurred :)
 
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 04:17 AM
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best of luck m8 and keep on dreaming that youll beat me XD


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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 01:10 PM
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Really rooting for the two of you to crush the hypers this year - best of luck to you both!! Go go!!
 
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Sun Jan 05, 2014, 06:03 AM
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Wow something dreadful happened that I will not go into, the challenge must be redone given the current state.

More info to come
 
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Sun Jan 05, 2014, 05:47 PM
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Ok I blogged about it but it wont be up until tomorrow, I will switch back to zoom cash games so inc edit button
 
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Sun Jan 05, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Having just seen your blog, I can totally understand why you amended your goals to SnGs: Avoid at all costs. :O
The variance in those hypers is incredible. Not for the faint-hearted, or terminally unlucky, that's for sure!

Better luck in cash!


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Mon Jan 06, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArtySmokesPS View Post
Having just seen your blog, I can totally understand why you amended your goals to SnGs: Avoid at all costs. :O
The variance in those hypers is incredible. Not for the faint-hearted, or terminally unlucky, that's for sure!

Better luck in cash!
Yeah its a rough game, they say if you play around 10k games then thats a good sample to know how you will fair in SNG but I wouldn't survive that long

I rather play cash games for now, btw I need to read your blogs on some 2NL tips and strategies for tonight
 
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Mon Jan 06, 2014, 09:57 PM
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Played 3035 hands today trying to figure stuff out about this game. I learned that fish (including myself) will call you down with ace high so bluffing is a big no.

I'm so noob cause yesterday I wasn't making the standard raise of 3x the BB ($0.06) at 2NL and was doing 2 times raise for normal hands and 3x for premium, that was a leak which I corrected thanks to Artys ABC guide

So with terrible play and some luck I managed to make a tiny(TINY) profit. If I played good I'd probably have a profit of $12 or so but I have no complaints, Stars was very good to me today. Like in this hand even though I got it in good I got huge luck on the river





EV line should be better in the future when I decide to stop chasing flush/str8 draws without good odds

I will read more ABC guides tomorrow and continue improving. Can't wait until my day off from work to put in a high volume, maybe 12k hands in one day? jk
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 08:57 AM
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Hi guys its just day 6 and I'm still learning alot about 2NL my graph shows exactly that



I'm still making some huge mistakes, maybe cause I'm acting to fast 4 zoom tabling and making bad decisions lol I even folded AA once . I did experience some unlucky spots which I will post later. As for my hands played im around 13.5k hands played, still a very small sample maybe at the end of January playing over 55k hands will give me a better understanding of where im at

Tournaments

I think instead of saving FPPs for cash credits I will use them instead for tournaments(better than my cash roll) to play tournaments like

the Sunday Storm 5fpp rebuy
Silverstar VIP
the Sunday Two Grand 50 fpp
10/20 FPP Bronzstar Turbo
The Big Bang

Once I get to $150 I can maybe include cash tournaments like the

1.10 NL Hold'em 6-Max-Turbo
1.35 Turbo Knock out
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 05:59 PM
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Went deep in the Big Bang but in the end couldn't reach the FT . I lost a crucial flip with 99 vs AQ and later busted with only 4 BB left.

I'll ship it next time The good news is I'm way ahead schedule with this cash and I know for sure 5NL is right around the corner

PokerStars Tournament #842579681, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $10.00/$1.00 USD
682 players
Total Prize Pool: $6820.00 USD
Tournament started 2014/01/11 13:00:00 ET


Dear Killeraxa89,

You finished the tournament in 13th place. A USD 51.15 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 06:00 PM
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KA, that's fantastic - congrats!!

Great to hear things are looking up with the move to cash
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 07:25 PM
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Nice goals! Keep it going!
Good job on your deep run in the big bang, hopefully you indeed chip it next time.

Keep that grinding in 2NL up
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 07:28 PM
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Nice run in the Big Bang killeraxa!
 
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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 06:13 AM
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Thanks guys Now when I woke up this morning I feel so disappointed I couldn't make the FT and possibly finish in top 3.

Funny thing I must admit playing the Big Bang, I was only looking to min cash then bust when I was around the 7k chip mark I avoided every hand except premiums and never called an allin for my tournament life until that bubble burst giving me my first cash in that tournament. That $10 excited me then I loosened up and accumulated chips and got lucky 3 times to make me chip leader with around 27 left.

But I have to give it to some of those guys I faced, they made unbelievable lay downs when I had the nuts one guy made it to 2nd place cause he knew I had him. Wish they were fish cause a 200k stack would have ensured my FT spot.

Anyway today I will use 100 of my FPP to try and qualify for the Sunday Storm and use $2 for sattys.
 
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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 08:58 PM
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Cash games

Hands played: 15832
Profit: $18.75


Tournaments

Tournaments played: 31
Profit: $44.95

Overall

Bankroll: $108.14
Net Profit: $63.70
VPP earned this month: 432
VPP earned this year: 432
VIP cash rewards: 0
VIP stellar rewards: 0
FPP balance: 86

Played some games on Iphone when I requested a hand history from Stars so figures are slightly off. If only I can have a decent week like this every time to get out of 2NL by next week That's the only way I can get Goldstar if I put in the volume.

My HM2 extended trial will end tomorrow so trying to see if Poker tracker will give me an extended trial next. I just can't bring myself to buying this software since I only use it for stats and graphs
 
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Fri Jan 17, 2014, 02:02 PM
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BR lingering around $110 for sometime now so I'm thinking I will take a stab at 5NL and if I lose 3 buyins I will drop back to 2NL and just continue putting in a higher volume .
 
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Sat Jan 18, 2014, 08:14 AM
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Its been working a little I have a new strategy where now I will be 8 tabling 5NL zoom 4 tables 6 max and 4 tables full ring I will do a volume session tonight for about 4 hours and see how it goes and post the results here. Lol hope I don't go broke, thinking maybe to load to $200 to beat the variance.

I'm happy with my terrible play so far that between tournaments and cash games I went from like $34 to $120 in two weeks. I will do my best to make sure this works, else I will readjust accordingly

Last edited by Killeraxa89; Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 08:14 AM.. Reason: Goal update
 

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