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Old 04-01-17, 02:55   #1
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Online tournament grind

I felt last year that my mtt game was pretty good, but lacked a bit of sophistication and was out of my depth against fields of mtt pros (like at the UKIPT), so I decided to concentrate solely on mtts for a while, both studying and playing. Live is too slow to learn much so I'm going to play online (for the first time in years).

I have $380 on my party account left over from Killarney, so I'll start with that. I'd rather not deposit but if I bust it I will. I have about 12 days holidays left over from last year that I have to take immediately, so the plan is to try and run up a bankroll quickly using them, then go back to playing once or twice a week.

I'm going to use this thread to keep track of results and for motivation. I'm happy to play on Party as they have a good range of low buyin mtts with pretty soft fields, also screw stars. Ill stick to roughly a 50 buyin bankroll rule, so no playing $20 mtts until I have 1k.


Day 1 - Starting BR $380

16 Mtts. 2 tiny cashes. Ran pretty bad, I bubbled or near bubbled a couple of times.

End Result: $325
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Old 04-01-17, 06:37   #2
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glgl, post lots of hands please
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Old 04-01-17, 16:26   #3
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Good luck of course.
Will you be using software holdem manager poker tracker?
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Old 04-01-17, 18:13   #4
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Yeah I have Pokertracker and ICMIZER
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Old 04-01-17, 18:17   #5
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GL with the grind HJ. All the sats there are infested with staked players soft-playing against each other so can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it.
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Old 05-01-17, 02:29   #6
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Day 2 - Starting BR $325

20 Mtts. 1 cash. Bad day, I started badly and it got progressively worse. Ran bad, but played too aggro. These players never fold, I have a few historys below proving that. On the plus side I have watched a tonne of videos and feel like I'm improving.

End Result: $215

Is there a way to embed these hands?

I like how I played this. No idea what my opponent is thinking at any stage of the hand.

https://www.weaktight.com/h/586daaa7d39043fb3b8b4926

This is probably a fold. I just got moved to a new table and I had a note on the player that said loose/bad. That prompted me to call. Its just in the money.

https://www.weaktight.com/h/586dad08d39043f14f8b4599

Knocked out in the first hand! If I was concerned with maximising ROI I'd just flat somewhere on the flop

https://www.weaktight.com/h/586dae23d3904386408b46f5
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Old 07-01-17, 12:14   #7
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GL with the grind HJ. All the sats there are infested with staked players soft-playing against each other so can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it.
Well, it is just the one staked company, also these players can cash in sat tokens so that's why they are reg fested.
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Old 11-01-17, 00:59   #8
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have alot to catch up on here, but this thread makes me want to do this again on here, its fun and at least creates discussion. will post on hands when i can darragh BOL
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Old 14-01-17, 04:28   #9
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Day 8 Starting BR 690

Too hungover to play much. Played 5 mtts, chopped an omaha one for $150, also won a $20 ticket.
Finishing BR $810
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Old 16-01-17, 00:28   #10
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Day 9

Starting BR $810

Played about 24 mtts, Two final tables including a 5th place for $290 + $50 bounties, BR up to $1085.

5th place was actually pretty soul crushing. Was CL and lost a flip with JJ vs AK, then got it in with AK against shortstack (6BBS) with K2s and lost, then shoved 12 bb with AK and lost to a9.

Had some fun hands along the way. These are both from the final table:

https://www.weaktight.com/h/587c064ad39043cd448b471f

https://www.weaktight.com/h/587c12a3d390430d798b4890


Now I'm over $1k I can mix in a few $20 games.
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Old 18-01-17, 15:22   #11
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Day 10 - Starting BR 1085

Soul crushing day. I was on the final table of a big tournament and blew up, made a bad bluff and got called by a ridiculous hand, then instantly stacked off on the rest of the tables. First time I've tilted in years.

Ending BR 1090


One spot I've been misplaying is detailed below, I played it badly the first time and well the second. Call is much better than raise.

https://www.weaktight.com/h/587f87abd3904375178b470d

https://www.weaktight.com/h/587f87ecd390431f438b45c1
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Old 18-01-17, 22:12   #12
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Do you do anything for your mental game HJ? I've been practicing meditation for a while now and the difference in my poker play when I'm consistent with my practice is like night and day.

Benefits are endless, from emotional control to discipline and also the awareness and general sharpness of mind to notice spots that you might not normally.
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really nice thread, best of luck with it, good too see one of these again, will definitely follow
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