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  1. #151
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    working myself up to FTR fullhouse status while not giving 1 solid piece of advice
    I have wanted to post anything in this circle but i've been sucking ass at all my tourneys lately - But today I finally pulled one off - won the $5 +50c 45 man SNG at FTP today - Good lord its been too long - Won $86 - I know it ain't squat, but i've had the worst luck (and bad play lol) - Even today with like the final table i got to the shortest stack and had to claw my way all the back - But then I wouldeither steal blinds or have hands - FINALLY!

    my next win will be a real one though - like the 550 MTT i won in Oct - THAT was a nice one
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    Made an exception of my month off to play in the FTR Gauntlet tonight...

    PokerStars Tournament #29186657, No Limit Hold'em
    Buy-In: $10.00/$1.00
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    Total Prize Pool: $120.00
    Tournament started - 2006/08/05 - 15:00:00 (ET)

    Dear Anosmic,

    You finished the tournament in 1st place.
    A $60.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.


    Congratulations!
    Thank you for participating.
    Blah blah Op Blah blah

    Faith in Jesus Christ is +EV. That is all.
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    moved up to $200 for the second time in my career, played a few k hands and have done good. today i broke my one-day record, making 7 stacks = $1400
    >3

    this is my favourite part of the post
    it looks like angry boobs
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    hmmm won 5 20+2 sngs (1oppl) for the first time in my life. Guess its worth it seen as everyone should know i suck at sngs.
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    I am doing well in cash games at 25NL and after my first month since my first deposit I am up to $436 from $250 thats a $186 profit in a month and I am very proud of it!!!!
    LETS GO CLIPPERS!!
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    First final table. It was a $3+$0.30 FO.
    6th place
    66 beat by AA

    $173 in my second tourney since reading HOH 1&2 last week.
    I may give up ring. LOL
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    I got a free $30 from Party and turned it into $150 in four days!!!


    At its peak the BB/100 hands was 114.69!!!
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    Well i made a big thread cuz i was excited.

    But it needs to be poster here also

    Took home just over $1400 in a 3 way chop in a $5 turbo MTT, 1527 entrants.
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    I got a free $30 from Party and turned it into $150 in four days!!!
    At its peak the BB/100 hands was 114.69!!!
    1) How do u get $30 free from Party?

    2) congrats on the 30>>150 but watch out cuz u aint rolled properly for NL25... no offense just wud be sad if u lost all ur hard earned $150 just after winning it!

    GL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterdick
    1) How do u get $30 free from Party?

    2) congrats on the 30>>150 but watch out cuz u aint rolled properly for NL25... no offense just wud be sad if u lost all ur hard earned $150 just after winning it!
    1) It must be because I haven't played on Party for at least 6 months.

    2) No offence taken. I am well aware of bankroll management. As it was free money, I decided to mess around. I did well and it kept growing.
    I have come to the decision to keep going until I lose a buyin.
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    I won my first SnG ($5.50). That's sad because I've played so many...but what a great first win, came back from 10-1 chip deficit at the start of heads up to take it home!
    Save your stories 'cuz they're all the same..
  12. #162
    Just had a huge upswing in my Stars 11's. I had like a 8% ROI after 30 tournaments. In the last 9 tournaments, I've had 5 first places, 2 seconds, and 2 busts. Obv its a small sample size but in the last 2 days my bankroll went from $350 to 500 - not too shabby.

    I've just started playing sit n go's like 3 weeks ago, and thanks to the guys on Ventrilo - I know a lot more about the complexities of tournemnt play.
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    -Doing well at $2.50+.25 SNGs
    -Started Multitabling (1 SNG + camping on 2 $2NL)
    -Hit $250
    -Made it the second time to the final table ($1 c&c freezeout)
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    Default Won Two SNGs

    I won two sit n gos today. Back to back.



    "I don't get involved in what the cards do. I just try to make plays and put players on hands. But when the cards come a certain way, that's just the way they come." -- Hoyt Corkins
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    Not a huge accomplishment, but being a semi-novice I would say that I patted myself on the back a time or two when I won a 30 player Gauntlet tourney this season against the likes of ERockdog, IllesIrish, Warpe, Hartlin, givememyleg and other very good players.
    Poker is easy, it's winning at poker that's hard.
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    Default I guess some of it might be sticking

    I'm a micro Limit ring game player. Been dicking around for months but read some books, started a journal and found this site a couple weeks ago. Yesterday I played the worst session I've played in a while, -25BB in 1:10. I got up, mowed the lawn and tried again 2 hours later with my mistakes written on a paper next to me. Game broke up 3:17 later. I was +52BB. I think some of the old, bad information has gotten pushed out of my brain by the new, good info. Someday I'll be at a limit where if I win 52BB I can afford triple lattes for me and the wife

    Thanks all.
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    Completed my first ever 1k hand session tonight, 3 tabling 6max took about 4 hrs to complete. It was interesting, I never had to rebuy or tack on at any of the tables yet I ended up 8bb down for the session. I am actually encouraged b/c I played so poorly and only lost .8bb/100 which is not totally terrible.
  19. #169
    I did the new fish thing of putting $50 down at PP and playing the 25NL tables. Got shown a thing or two and the BR got as low as $6.

    Since then I have been playing MTT Freerolls. My first one I finished 18 of 2000 and won $1.50. So I kept at it and finally finished 3rd of 2000 in another one a few days later. Very nice to get that extra $15 dollar buffer. Since then I have not been able to get that far.

    Now I have discovered SnG. Playing the 5+1 and took first in my first SnG, 6th in my second and 2nd in my third bringing my BR back to $48. One more good SnG and I can retire from PP with a slight lead and move on over to Paradise or one of the other recommend sites with 5+.50 SnG.

    Thanks for all the great advice on this site.
  20. #170
    I'm new to this site and new to online HE. The best thing that has happened to me lately is that I found this site.

    First I played play money games while reading through this site heeding to the advise, strategies, etc...

    I soon improved and started playing real money (SB) NL games. I am slowly moving up but most importantly I am having FUN!

    The most important things I've learned is to take bad beats as just part of the game. And to be patient when playing with overly (crazy) agressive players. They use to make me angry, now I look at their stacks and say to myself, "I have a better chance at those chips than anyone here."

    Thanks to everyone here.
    You have made me very happy
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    Default Woohoo! No Limit Rocks!

    Just won my first NL SNG on my second try. SNG0003b @ Ultimate Bet. Single table 10 handed $1 +.10. I'm normally a limit player but I may have to try this more often. 50BB in one hour! I'm ready for the big time
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  22. #172
    7th out of 203rd in a $15 MMT...not great i know but it was the best iv ever done in a big prize tourny.

    I had about 25k chips left, little below average of around 35k chips but not in huge trouble as the blinds were only 1k/2k no antes. Also, there were a few shorter stacks of around 10k or so I could move up in pay out fairly easy.

    AA in the BB, yesss. MP of 30k chips raises 6k, I re-raise about half my stack to 15k planning to push any stack, MP pushed AI and I call. AA vs AKos

    flop J 10 x o shittt
    turn x no queen
    river q ahhhhhh

    109 bucks

    I'd say that suck out cost me about 100 bucks in the long run eh? It was a very top heavy pay out with over 900 bucks going to first
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    Satellited the Sunday million without a rebuy. only had 408 FPP's

    PokerStars Tournament #29829697, No Limit Hold'em
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    Buy-In: 400 FPP
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    Total Prize Pool: $2044.00
    Target Tournament #29396594 Buy-In: $130.00
    15 tickets to the target tournament

    Tournament started - 2006/08/19 - 16:25:00 (ET)

    Dear trainer_jyms,

    You finished the tournament in 1st place.
    You qualified to play in Tournament #29396594 and are automatically registered
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    See Tournament #29396594 Lobby for further details.

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    with $215.00 Tournament dollars. Tournament dollars can be used to buy into
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    edited 8-31 for continued hot streak...I broke even in June playing robot like 8tables of full ring...then here's my results since cutting to 1-2 juicy 5max (sometimes 1-2 full ring) tables and really focusing/adjusting starting July 1:



    Running hot rules!!! It's like .01/.02 from last year! Thanks FTR. The threads in the beginner's digest helped a lot, especially on table selection and psychology... and of course all the donks handing me their stacks I finally feel not like a beginner...I'm a novice now
  25. #175

    Default Where are you finding Pokerstars 12 player/35 player

    Two wins posted above..
    Both were pokerstars, both 10 dollar entry - one 12 player and one 35 - I have never seen these games listed in the s'n go's.

    Are these new?

    Babydee2
  26. #176
    I ran my $10 buy in up to over $110 at a 10NL 6-max table today.

    + 10 buy ins on one table not too bad...now i just need to learn how to do this at 200NL and im set.
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    I sat down at the $10NL tables where I normally play and played three hands.

    First hand sees me limping 66 from the BB and catching two pair Qs and 6s on the flop. One caller comes with me to the river with trip Qs, but I make a boat on the river and take a $7.70 pot.

    Second hand sees me calling a min raise from the SB with AQo and forcing a fold at the river with TPTK, taking a $10.50 pot.

    Third hand got me comboys on the button. player in EP raises to 3x and I re-raise to 10x and collect two callers. the flop gives me a set and my re-raise to a minimum flop bet doesn't chase either of them away. Turn is a rag and I bet out, which puts them both all-in. They call and my set holds up giving me an $11.84 pot.

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    Just had a good morning.

    I deposited $150 at Sun Poker to clear a bonus, waiting for another cashout before I can move more over.

    Came away $96 up from the $1/2 tables, while clearing $10 in bonus and earning a few more dollars in rakeback.

    I've once again broken the $1k BR mark, this time I feel like I'm more worth that than before (even if it mostly came from bonuses).

    If I can keep playing good aggressive stuff on good tables I could be rolled for $2/4 before the end of the month.
    Blah blah Op Blah blah

    Faith in Jesus Christ is +EV. That is all.
  29. #179
    After depositing $100 in May and playing 5NL and 10NL I finally broke the magic $500 BR last week and have moved up to 25NL.

    What a slog it was!

    First post by the way!
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    Anosmic you've moved to limit properly?? I thought it was just to clear the crappy Interpoker bonus! I feel somehow violated
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    I'm currently playing at my first ever final table! It's a $3.30 at Stars (as Limoni).

    MTTs take more patience than I realized. 4 hours and counting is a long time to play reasonable, smart poker; I now have a lot more appreciation for the people who I know play in much harder games for much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avocado
    I'm currently playing at my first ever final table! It's a $3.30 at Stars (as Limoni).

    MTTs take more patience than I realized. 4 hours and counting is a long time to play reasonable, smart poker; I now have a lot more appreciation for the people who I know play in much harder games for much longer.
    Congratulations!

    Yes, MTTs take a lot of patience and endurance.
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    okay it's a small start but a good one for me. I have played on and off for about 2 years. I would deposit $50 on party poker and than run it up to $120 in no time, than hit a bad run of cards and piss it all away. Finally I found this site, read up on proper bank roll management and using the 19 hands doubled my $150 buy in (I know it's still a little underfunded, but's all I can mangae). Anywho, made my first withdrawl ( doubled up and took half for me and half to my BR). Finally feel like a winning poker player, and I still have a bankroll! I know it's small but it's a huge step for me.
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    i won my first tourney today, a $22/180 on stars for $1080

    yay
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    Now your just rubbing it in Renton. LOL
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    yeehaw, i made the magic $500 last night, quad tabling 10NL! achieved my september BR-goal, even though i dropped to 220 10 days ago, playing 50NL at titan to get pt.

    hopefully i´ll get 600 in the upcoming days to play 25NL
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    First post in this thread!

    Two weeks ago I moved up to 50NL after being at 25NL for the past 8 or 9 months. I've been killing it so far after making 1k in the past 16 days. My roll is now over 4.7k.
    My blog (updated Jan 21/2014): http://thelifeofapropokerplayer.blogspot.ca/
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    Ok, it's small fry but I won my first MTT yesterday from a field of 158.

    It was only a $0.60c tourney but it returned $25 and increased my roll enough so that I'm now playing $2 SNG's and am almost rolled for $3 tables.

    As I said, it's small fry but I'm well happy.
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    Just made the $1000 profit mark.

    All from SnG's at Ultimatebet.

    1000 $1.10
    373 $5.50

    Will move up the the $11's soon.

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    Goal - To generate an income stream playing online no limit holdem
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    Just had my first 100$ session ever, I ran very good, but I'm still very proud. I play 25 NL btw.
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    BR has tipped over $2k even before I get this months rakeback paid (waiting on about $130 there). So until variance swings back I'm a fully-rolled $100NL'r
    Blah blah Op Blah blah

    Faith in Jesus Christ is +EV. That is all.
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    Bankroll has now officially breached $10k. Who would have thought?
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    BR hit 1k.
    playing now 25NL, 4 tables



    (therefore i suck now at sng´s )
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    I am kinda new here, started playing poker 3 weeks ago. (Got some help from friends to teach me the basic strats, and i have been reading lots. )

    Today I tried my first $6 SnG at pokerstars and lo and behold, 1st place!

    OK, only 25$ won but profit is profit.

    Greetz,
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsmoe
    I am kinda new here, started playing poker 3 weeks ago. (Got some help from friends to teach me the basic strats, and i have been reading lots. )

    Today I tried my first $6 SnG at pokerstars and lo and behold, 1st place!

    OK, only 25$ won but profit is profit.

    Greetz,
    C_S
    congrats! winning a tourney is a great feeling.
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    Thanks! (Due to the excitement I was wrong, I play on pokerparty not pokerstars )
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    My best ever single table session, both in absolute terms and relative terms (up 5 buyins! Woo!). Shame I was in the red on my other 3 tables but I stll showed a healthy profit thanks to this one

  48. #198
    not really a winning of money, but this for being true to myself. I started a text document/journal of what I am thinking and what my mistakes are as I make them. I do this in an attempt to plug some of my leaks, and since then I have been a much more profitable player. cause everytime I do something wrong or right I make a post, and it forces me to work through my leaks

    -beck
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  49. #199
    Just won the 7.5k guarenteed Super stackd tourney (5000 starting chips) on bodog for $2000. Im going to Amsterdam next week and its now going to be an even more awesome trip .
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    Quote Originally Posted by benny999
    edited 8-31 for continued hot streak...I broke even in June playing robot like 8tables of full ring...then here's my results since cutting to 1-2 juicy 5max (sometimes 1-2 full ring) tables and really focusing/adjusting starting July 1:



    Running hot rules!!! It's like .01/.02 from last year! Thanks FTR. The threads in the beginner's digest helped a lot, especially on table selection and psychology... and of course all the donks handing me their stacks I finally feel not like a beginner...I'm a novice now
    wow is this sick... gj man
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    Default BR over $500

    Thanks to a lot of help and advice from the guys on the forums as well as the strategy section on FTR, I have finally taken my BR over $500 after starting with $200 some 6 months ago!!! No biggy for most but for me a major achievement!! Most of this has happened in the last 3 weeks since i discovered this site, so it really is a beeeeg thank you to all who have helped. I normally play 6 handed $11 NL HE SNGs with the odd low buy in tourney.

    Oh and I finished 3rd in a 5o seat $6 sng NLHE today too, my best ever tourney finish!

    Next target, $1k and a step up to $22 sngs........watch this space!!!
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    Well I figured I'd post up here seeing as I've had my best win to date.

    I still count myself very much as a noobie so have been generally playing $2+.20 Sit and Go games to try and get some experience. I've been doing alright no them and have generally made a bit of cash.

    Anyway, for a bit of variation I thought I'd enter a $3+.20 qualifier. Anyway, I did ok in that and got a free ticket for a $20 event that I ended up playing yesterday evening.

    The tournament allowed buy ins for the first hour and then the option to buy another 1500 chips for another $20, neither of which I was keen on doing so I wasn't expecting to get too far.

    Anyway, to cut long story short I ended up coming 18th out of 420 entrants and walked off with $140, which is a big improvement on the $20 I was winning in the Sit and Go's.

    There's still a lot of room for improvement though as I did get very lucky on a couple of flops and I found myself tightening RIGHT up once we got down to around 50 players which didn't do me any favours. I'm putting that down to the fact that it was the first time I'd been in with a chance of winning around 100 bucks ... that will presumably change as I get more experience of playing at that level.

    For the moment though I'm chuffed - it's given me the kick up the arse I need to push on and try to improve my game.
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    I'm sure Lee Jones will throw the doomswitch if I post this, but here goes...

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    decided to build a micro-roll like setzy and terry toma... deposited $40 into bodog, for shits and giggles, trying new tactics and in less than 9 days it has now become... $279.56 Not bad at all...
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    Can you tell me where you guys manage to generate these graphs from?

    Is it from the website itself or in software packages like Poker Office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MortimerJazz
    Can you tell me where you guys manage to generate these graphs from?

    Is it from the website itself or in software packages like Poker Office?
    It's from Pokertracker - I saved the chart to my hard drive then uploaded it to imageshack.us.

    BTW Mortimer, forgot to congratulate you on your nice result!
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    Quote Originally Posted by taipan168
    BTW Mortimer, forgot to congratulate you on your nice result!
    Thanks taipan - got some way to go before my graph looks like yours, but it's nice to see what I've learned so far paying off, and it's given me a kick up the ass to keep going with it!
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    Default Thanks To All

    I'm a long time lurker and very infrequent poster here on FTR. I think I've only posted one time. But I find this to be the absolute best site for poker discussion/strategy advice out there. Lots of it has been incorporated into my own game and this week it's really paid dividends. I'm now stepping into the fast lane of $25NL.

    I've been playing "seriously" for a little under a year now. I made a $100 deposit in January and grinded it out on $5NL, SNGs, and MTTs. The $100 grew to $200 over time. Most of that came from grinding it out with $3-$4 profit sessions in the ring games and those wonderful 3 hour marathon small stakes tournament profits of......$1.50. I've stuck with it though - satisfied to proceed slowly and gain experience using the bankroll prinicples preached here on FTR.

    Well, last week, I struck gold. TWO tournament wins. Last Sunday a cool $265 for finishing first out of 90 players and this past Wednesday $210 for beating out 209 players. My BR has ballooned to nearly $600 and I'm ready to step into the $25 game.

    Thanks to all here who have shared their advice, strategies, and experience!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeChamps
    I'm a long time lurker and very infrequent poster here on FTR. I think I've only posted one time. But I find this to be the absolute best site for poker discussion/strategy advice out there. Lots of it has been incorporated into my own game and this week it's really paid dividends. I'm now stepping into the fast lane of $25NL.

    I've been playing "seriously" for a little under a year now. I made a $100 deposit in January and grinded it out on $5NL, SNGs, and MTTs. The $100 grew to $200 over time. Most of that came from grinding it out with $3-$4 profit sessions in the ring games and those wonderful 3 hour marathon small stakes tournament profits of......$1.50. I've stuck with it though - satisfied to proceed slowly and gain experience using the bankroll prinicples preached here on FTR.

    Well, last week, I struck gold. TWO tournament wins. Last Sunday a cool $265 for finishing first out of 90 players and this past Wednesday $210 for beating out 209 players. My BR has ballooned to nearly $600 and I'm ready to step into the $25 game.

    Thanks to all here who have shared their advice, strategies, and experience!
    congratulations! mtt wins are such a great feeling. hope you start posting more.
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    Hello everybody, just registered. I've been lurking for about 2 weeks though. I decided to post here, cause I didn't want to start a new post outside of this thread.

    First of all... Big Thanks to every single member of this forum for help. If I had time, I could read it all the time and get better at poker day after day. The biggest thanks have to go to RENTON, it was after reading your 3 threads in beginners digest when I started to know what I was really doing at the table. Before I was a losing/break even player... at micromicrostakes. Now I can be proud of a slight change in my results.

    The money I won may sound funny to most of you, but I care much more about improving my skills than money for now. So, about a month ago I found some freerolls on Bet365 and Expekt Poker. Started playing from time to time and accumulated a "huge" amount of $3,5 at Expekt. I decided I would give it a try at FR $5NL. Got $10 pretty fast (still I didn't know what I was really doing - minraising, minbetting, getting outdrawn b/c of not betting and a lot more) and moved to Party Poker, since on Expekt you cannot really find tables to play. On Party I managed to get to $20, and then slowly dropped to $5 or so.

    Then I found FTR.

    I read all the articles in Beginners Digest (thx aokrongly) and much more. Made notes about Renton strategy and went back to playing $5NL. The only thing I knew I was doing really bad was br management. $5NL with $5 br - LOL. But since I won that money and didn't deposit a single dime I wasn't worried. I know I had to be very lucky at the beginning, but somehow, after a week of playing I managed to move past $100 yesterday. Finally I'm properly bankrolled for $5NL . I know I still suck at poker, but I suck a bit less, and that is what really matters.

    My next goals:
    - reach $200 and move to $10NL
    - buy poker tracker and poker ace hud at some point (I'm using trials right now)
    - get better and better
    - start posting hh after I register PT

    I noticed that there is a huge variance in the level of players even at 5NL. You can't find Americans here anymore (which is bad I guess) and I'm still struggling when playing during the day. Best time to play at Party 5NL is 9PM-1AM GMT. In the mornings and afternoons I'm still a break even player. Actually in the mornings I can see the same players all the time, and lots of them seem to win the game at these stakes. I also hope that Rentons strategy will be more appropriate when (or if) I reach 25Nl.

    Do you think I should play only on FR? I didn't even try any S'nGs nor 6max, but I really wouldn't have a clue right now how to change my play accordingly. Maybe there are better rooms to play these micro stakes. I don't have any bonuses at Party.

    That's all for now. Once again THANKS, I love this forum.

    ps. I'm Polish, so sorry for my English :].
    ps2. I suppose I have the highest WPP at the forum right now - hope you didn't fell asleep.
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    Last night I won $200 at doyles room at the FTR freeroll and at the same time was playing a 1K freeroll at dream poker and placed 25th out of 6000. Beating 5975 people only got me $3 but I really play for the competition more than the money so it felt pretty good. Closest I've ever been to a final table on one of those freerolls.
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    Ok... I started playing poker 2 months ago. Today I played a $2 rebuy tournament at everest.

    Well I managed to get first place!

    And I would not have gone to that place without reading all articles on this board.

    I started 2 months ago with $95 BR... now I have around 1350$.

    Many thanks go to all of you!
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    YAY!

    Just came 2nd in a $10 6-player table donkament. I'm normally a $20NL cash player but just felt like a break.

    It took a fair amount of luck to be honest, I had to win 3 coinflips, got it in as a 3/1 dog once and hit my lower card (It was a dominated situation), and only got a 4/1 bad beat once..

    It's just a pity that I got my money in good headsup and lost.. Meh, it's just a 60/40.. Seeing as I got my money in good I feel like I pretty much won that, despite me winning that 60/40 would just mean I had a 2/1 advantage. Donkaments are crazy shit.

    Oh yeah, the final hand for the hell of it...

    2500/5000 blinds

    Villain - 105k
    Me - 55k

    Villain raises to 25000
    Hero Pushes
    Villain calls

    Villain shows :Kc::Jh:
    Hero shows :Ad:

    Flop:
    Turn: :Qh:
    River: :Ks:

    I won $330.
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    Default first milestone

    In one day strictly following the 19 hand strategy I went from my initial $20 deposited at AP to $105 a few minutes ago. I am fairly new to the game, a few months, and decided to follow that strategy simply for building a bankroll from very little. Working great so far.

    Not very impressive I know but it is simply one small milestone on my way to much larger ones hopefully.
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    prolly the toughest hand i've played in recent memory.

    ever have one of those days? you know the kind where ALL your semi-bluffs get picked off? where all your sets get sucked out on? when you try to drive a villain out of the pot, and they seem to be "floating" on you? you know, the kind of day where everything that can go wrong...does?

    well, this was one of those. VILLAIN WAS VERY PASSIVE POST FLOP, from what i had seen. a lot of calling, no raising. so, that just added to the "degree of difficulty" in pushing here, as i cannot call his raise here, it is push over the top or fold due to the stack sizes. when called, i figured to be behind, but i pushed in the first place figuring i was ahead.

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)

    SB ($22.75)
    BB ($38.95)
    UTG ($22.45)
    UTG+1 ($8.90)
    MP1 ($12.45)
    MP2 ($21.65)
    MP3 ($24.95)
    Hero ($19.35)
    Button ($10.65)

    Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, K.
    2 folds, MP1 calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1, 3 folds, MP1 calls $0.75.

    Flop: ($2.35) J, K, 4 (2 players)
    MP1 checks, Hero bets $1.5, MP1 calls $1.50.

    Turn: ($5.35) Q (2 players)
    MP1 checks, Hero bets $2.5, MP1 raises to $5.5, Hero raises to $16.85, MP1 calls $4.45 (All-In).

    River: ($32.15) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

    Final Pot: $32.15

    just thought i'd take a minute and gloat a bit.

    results: he showed KJ. thanks for the call on the flop, and the chance to catch my top two...sucker.
    LHE is a game where your skill keeps you breakeven until you hit your rush of random BS.

    Nothing beats flopping quads while dropping a duece!
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    Wow...forget cash games, looks like tournament Hold'em is my forte. In 5 SnG's the last few days I have won a 100k qualifier and 3 $10 buy in SnG's.

    I only started playing online a little before my last post in this thread and had only played a couple of live games with friends prior. This site and Harrington on Holdem have become my hold'em bible.
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    I posted this elsewhere but as of this weekend I have made a profit of $10,000 playing online poker. BIG SMILEY FACE

    (and I still consider myself a beginner, fwiw)
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    Default 1st MTT win!

    Normally SNG player but thought I would give low buy in MTT a go and after reading chardrians guide, fired up a $2 rebuy NL HE on AP and ended up winning it - $290, felt like I'd won the WSOP final table!!!

    Was a real rollercoaster ride tho, got lucky when i was getting short stacked about 2 hours in - two hands running my pp's flopped quads so i quadrupled up in 2 hands. Got to final table as shortie, all in on TT first hand, 3 callers, luckily they held up for me. From there it was just a case of being patient while all around committed hari kiri until the HU!

    Chardrians guide was invaluable for me here, so a big thanks to him for posting it!
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    Yay! My BR finally hit $1k!
    I'm ready to conquer NL50.
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    Your ganna luagh but I have actually played 2 freerolls t DV8Poker which is a skin on ultimatebet and came in 3rd place for $9.75 which in turn I',m building on it playing in the $1.10 Sit&Go's and have built it to $50.00 my plan is to build to $100.00 then move up to the $5.00 sit and go's then build to $300.00
    and go up to the to the $10.00 sit and go's and then build to 1500 and go up to the 30.00 sit and go's and then $2500 for the $50 sit and go's and then $ 5000 for the $100 sit and go's I feel if I have 50 buy-in's then I should be ok once I reached a comfort zone and win consitent at the top sit & go level then I will spread my bankroll into some MTT's and Ring games that's is my plan and I never plan on having to deposit a dime to do this I feel I have the skill to do this becuase I have logged a bunch of time as alive player and have saw many situation in tournament's sit and go's as well as live ring games.

    I will let you know my prograss
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpurvis2
    Your ganna luagh but I have actually played 2 freerolls t DV8Poker which is a skin on ultimatebet and came in 3rd place for $9.75 which in turn I',m building on it playing in the $1.10 Sit&Go's and have built it to $50.00 my plan is to build to $100.00 then move up to the $5.00 sit and go's then build to $300.00
    and go up to the to the $10.00 sit and go's and then build to 1500 and go up to the 30.00 sit and go's and then $2500 for the $50 sit and go's and then $ 5000 for the $100 sit and go's I feel if I have 50 buy-in's then I should be ok once I reached a comfort zone and win consitent at the top sit & go level then I will spread my bankroll into some MTT's and Ring games that's is my plan and I never plan on having to deposit a dime to do this I feel I have the skill to do this becuase I have logged a bunch of time as alive player and have saw many situation in tournament's sit and go's as well as live ring games.

    I will let you know my prograss
    sounds like you have a plan, and that is very good. good luck to you.

    ps. not trying to be an ass, but you ever thought about using a bit of puncutation? while your post is very "stream of consciousness", it would make it easier to read. capitalization is for suckers, but punctuation is very helpful.

    pss. ok, i AM being an ass.
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    oops: double post.
    note to self......learn how to use forum.
  73. #223
    I've been playing Poker for a month and started playing SnG tournaments ten days ago.

    Initial Bankroll: 25$ at Pacific Poker
    SnG levels: 1$+10c (triple up), 2.50$+30c (5 seated), 5$+50c (5 and 10 seated), progressing to 10$+1$ now, two-tabling.

    Tournaments: 77
    ITM: ~55%
    ROI: 36%
    Profit: 127$
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    I'm a microstakes player (10NL) and rarely play tourneys, so this is a big deal for me.

    PokerStars freeroll, 10 FPPs. Total 4812 players and I finished 5th. Prize was about $7-8, which is not a big deal to me, but I was just happy to play that deep and make final table.

    Blinds went up so fast (turbo), and I don't know the advisable strategy for dealing with that, but I resisted the all-in mentality that nearly everyone else was showing as blinds became imposing. If I had at least 5-6 times the BB in the middle stages, I felt like I could wait a bit, having basically 4-5 orbits to catch a good hand (better than A or K with low kicker that so many were all in with) and then I was able to stack off quite a few players with good hands. Even on final table, I was short stacked I waited for others to go all in and get knocked out, while I still had 3-5 times BB (which by then was 100,000), and that got me up to 5th.

    I don't usually have time to play MTT's, but boy was that fun!
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