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ImpactPoint - 2014 Poker Goals - Part 1 - Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I,am splitting this challenge into 3 Parts, my goals for the year seemed a little out of reach so i narrowed it down into stages, my main goal will be to finish part 1 and then re-access
the next part when i get there.

I will be exclusivly playing hyper turbo satellites starting at the very bottom and working my way up, ive put alot of work into 10bb hyper,s last year on FT - i wasnt a winner over 5k games played, but i doubt anyone at there lowest buy-ins would be with the rake being so big in those games, but at least i was break even with RB.

I shall use a 100 buy-in rule and take a shot at the next level when i have won 50 buy-ins for that level - i shall also drop back down a limit if i lose those 50 buy-ins.

Part 1 of the challenge is to turn $76.00 into $7600 - all bonuses shall not be added to my roll - those shall be my rewards.

I feel like ive come to a cross-roads on poker - do i want to play for fun, or do i want to make money - i wont both, but i have to see if i have the determination, will and desire to grind a good roll up - if not then poker will have to be for fun.

So all in all i feel its a Do Or Die year.

All the best ImpacPoint.

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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 01:18 PM
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Gogogo ImpactPoint!! GL GL - you can do it!!
 
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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 01:23 PM
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GL Imnpact, I'll also follow this thread.


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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 01:26 PM
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The only thing i need to work on is playing more table,s - ive just got TN free for 2 months so that takes away manualy registering, over the coming month i want to be able to play 50 games+ an hour, but im just taking my time, i dont feel there,s any rush, i used to play 8 table,s of PLO - so i can do the amount, its just with being away from the tables for a while i need to adjust slowly again.

I,am confident i can do well and i,am looking forward to the challenge.
 
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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 07:48 PM
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Good luck. I have seen you at the tables and will be keeping a keen eye on my opposition
 
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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 08:14 PM
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Lol fifi - i dont think you need to worry about keeping a eye on me, hopefully you will blaze up the limits and be out of my reach soon
 
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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 04:19 PM
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One infuriating problem with sats i have come across over the last few weeks.

Is when the short stack has 1-3bb and the 2 bigger stacks call his all in push, its common knowledge to check the board down, ive come across alot of players that will bluff the flop? Why in any stretch of the immagination would a player do that? And why you should mark these players down with a colour - ***Removed***.

I have started to mark these players down with the above colour,and i tend to be very wary of this tendency they have, my approach has changed towards them, i,am folding or i,am isolating the short stack know, i no for a 100% if i fold they will call the short stack, and if i raise all-in i,am 90% sure they will fold, its an adjustment ive made but i still dont like the play, because i feel theres equity in the prize pool being affected, but what else can one do?

Ive also taken the step to colour code players that understand the check the board down play, then you can feel assured your equity is bigger, i guess we have to adapt to this at the micro levels, hopefully at higher levels this wont be a problem.

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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 08:48 AM
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Good luck. I have seen you at the tables and will be keeping a keen eye on my opposition

I was going to ask you what swings youve encountered in these on skype, buy my skype list says ya not there anymore!! Although i seem to have lost a few contacts, its obvious youve played a vast amount of these, would it be possible to view your graph only in these because ive searched widely on the net for graphs to no avail.

thx impactpoint.
 
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Mon Jan 06, 2014, 08:19 PM
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Ok - 1st update of the year, results are not what i had hoped for but swings happen, i have reviewd my last 3 sessions and i wouldnt have done anything different, ahead in more than my fair share but came out on the losing end, you have to except these high swings in high variance games, i new what i was letting myself in for so this doesnt bother me, i,ll keep on grinding away and take each session as it comes - hopefully next week on my new update the results will be going in the correct direction.

All the best ImpactPoint
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Mon Jan 06, 2014, 09:24 PM
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You can turn it up, just early variance.

Good Luck!!!

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Fri Jan 10, 2014, 08:35 PM
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2k games finished and break-even!!

The thing is, with such "really bad" players - these should be very beatable, having a 2k break even stretch is nothing in these types of games, although it can be soul destroying getting it in as fav a good % of the time, its also drains the reserve tank lol.

Although theres alot of regs at these games, they dont adjust very well - they just play there abc approach no matter what, ive checked all the regs vr pokertracker to see whats what - i took a sample of any player thats played more than 100 games and filtered to see who was winning or losing - to my surprise (or not) the stats showed 38 players with 100 games +, with a mere 3 of those players in the green, and only just in the green - although i,am in the red by $0.03 cents (so iam not break-even ) though i did play 1k games of these for a $119.00 profit in december - but i reset my pt database.

I really was hoping to be up a few levels because playing the $0.76,s is tiring because of the time frame, i have a 6 hour window per-day to play these, 22.30/01.30 and 06.30/09.30 - these times are not so good for UK people, having a 5 hour sleep at nite between sessions is kinda tiring for me lol - maybe i should have looked at this in more depth, but it is what it is so i,ll carry on.

All the best impactpoint.
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 11:55 AM
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One infuriating problem with sats i have come across over the last few weeks.

Is when the short stack has 1-3bb and the 2 bigger stacks call his all in push, its common knowledge to check the board down, ive come across alot of players that will bluff the flop? Why in any stretch of the immagination would a player do that? And why you should mark these players down with a colour - my colour of choice is PINK - why pink? Cos there gay lol.
Haha, yes there are a few weird moves going on. Worse than those though, are the people from "related" countries who soft play each other on the bubble. On a daily basis I get to the bubble with a Russian, a Russian, and me from the UK. They probably don't know each other and probably do play normal against each other until the bubble. But once we are down to 3 players, they do give each other a helping hand so that their brother comrade can cash and not the UK guy. Russians were an example, it is commonplace over my sample to see bordering countries helping each other too, even Germany and Austria. I mean, don't these guys remember the war? Or the Spanish, Portuguese, Argentines seem to help each other too. I don't think there is a way to ever stop it apart from PokerStars not showing which country players are from. You can get a sense of when it is happening and the only counter measure I have managed to use is aggression. Don't fold and let one soft play his buddy and give him chips. Shove and go uber-aggressive.

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I was going to ask you what swings youve encountered in these on skype, buy my skype list says ya not there anymore!! Although i seem to have lost a few contacts, its obvious youve played a vast amount of these, would it be possible to view your graph only in these because ive searched widely on the net for graphs to no avail.

thx impactpoint.
Try adding me on skype. I looked for you and only found a guy in Italy. As I am not looking at my graph this year I can show my under $2 hyper sats from December last year. I filtered out the $3.75s I played so as not to obscure the results. Hope this helps.



edit: BTW ignore the redline in hem1, it means nothing. I should have removed it before taking the screenshot. Tracking them in hem1 is way off. I downloaded PT4 to test my theory and the EV lines vary wildly. So I would guess hem2 and pt4 would be right if you use one of those.

Last edited by fifithecat; Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM.. Reason: last paragraph
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 11:59 AM
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Haha, yes there are a few weird moves going on. Worse than those though, are the people from "related" countries who soft play each other on the bubble. On a daily basis I get to the bubble with a Russian, a Russian, and me from the UK. They probably don't know each other and probably do play normal against each other until the bubble. But once we are down to 3 players, they do give each other a helping hand so that their brother comrade can cash and not the UK guy. Russians were an example, it is commonplace over my sample to see bordering countries helping each other too, even Germany and Austria. I mean, don't these guys remember the war? Or the Spanish, Portuguese, Argentines seem to help each other too. I don't think there is a way to ever stop it apart from PokerStars not showing which country players are from. You can get a sense of when it is happening and the only counter measure I have managed to use is aggression. Don't fold and let one soft play his buddy and give him chips. Shove and go uber-aggressive.
If you ever think someone is colluding, please take the HH and send to support@pokerstars.com. They will be able to look into it and if the players are colluding, they will take appropriate actions.

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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 12:05 PM
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If you ever think someone is colluding, please take the HH and send to support@pokerstars.com. They will be able to look into it and if the players are colluding, they will take appropriate actions.

John (JWK24)
It doesn't bother me that much. playing over 100 games an hour, it would cost more to find the game than it would be worth to carry on playing. I just adapted it into my game now. on bubble check where they are from if anything weird happens. if it does, punish them both.
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 02:26 PM
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I hadn,t noticed that tbh - i dont think fifi was getting at there colluding mod!!

Nice results dude, also sent on skype.
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 04:21 AM
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Not that interested in moaning about my luck (or none of it)a 2k stretch of constant torture actually feels ok - if i,am only losing 20 buy-ins after this rather bizzare start then i guess its ok.

These kind of runs really do test you as a player, crazy things run through your head.

Am i playing bad?
Should i change my strategy?
Is Pokerstars rigged?

NO,NO,NO is the answer.

Or maybe i,am a crap player, maybe my startegy stinks, maybe Jokerstars is rigged.

Maybe after breaking my screen i cant see my cards correctly.
Maybe my mouse has a mind of its own.
Maybe my HOTKEYS have been changed!! BET is fold - FOLD is bet!!

Am i losing my mind amidst all this confusion? is the cyber world taking control of my thoughts, or maybe big brother is watching,why do i feel nervous when i press MAX BET, why am i shaking uncontrolably and sweating like a buffon, why do i finish a session and find my self sitting in the corner in the dark rocking from side to side whilst eating razor blades - sleep deprevasion and walking about like a zombie, why do i laugh at my reflection in the mirror, am i a gremlin or a gorrilla.
STOPPPPP - your not losing your mind - Or am i?

Lol - i feel better

Graphs and stats for the 1st 2 weeks.
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 05:42 AM
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Hey Impact I had a similar experience with a major downswing in these hypers. It helps to go over dozens of hand histories preferably with an equal or more experienced player. Maybe fifithecat can assist in finding any leaks
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 09:01 AM
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Hey Impact, have you checked out Glitlr on Youtube?

He's a Hyper specialist and seems to know his stuff.


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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 09:49 AM
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Hey oval - i was just having abit of fun with the post, and taking the piss out myself lol - ive reviewed my own hands this last 2 days, im getting the money in as fav a good % of the time, just standard variance i guess .
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 10:20 AM
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Hey Impact I had a similar experience with a major downswing in these hypers. It helps to go over dozens of hand histories preferably with an equal or more experienced player. Maybe fifithecat can assist in finding any leaks

Hey killer - i read your blog last weak about your experience in hypers, sorry to here you gave up on them, variance is variance, i can cope mentally with the swings, there part of hypers you have to adjust to, i do ask fifthecat for little bits of advice on these games because i respect his ability in this format, ive gone through my own database on hands and a feel ive got my money in as fav a good % of the time, fifithecat has enough on his plate grinding to look through my database, its something that i wouldnt ask of him without wanting to pay for his service anyway - but thx for trying to help.
All the best impactpoint.
 

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