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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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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 05-01-17, 02:50   #7
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Thought this was interesting, opponent is 22/11 over 100 hands. Probably a bad fold.

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Old 06-01-17, 16:01   #8
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Thought this was interesting, opponent is 22/11 over 100 hands. Probably a bad fold.

https://www.weaktight.com/h/586db381d3904386408b4776
i think this is defo bad fold HJ and not close either.

if u give him some reasonable ranges on flop:

his value range:
T7 6 combos
T8 6 combos
78 9 combos
77 3 combos
88 3 combos
TT 1 combo
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28

his semi bluff range:
A8d 1 combos
A9d 1 combos
QJd 1 combos
Q9d 1 combos
J8 12 combos
97 12 combos
T9 8 combos
JT 8 combos
98 12 combos
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56
so 84 total combos 66.6% semi bluffs and 34% value.
you are getting 3/1 on the turn call ,so u only need to be good around 27% or something and you are good 66.6% .
add some naked flush draws in his range and some random air and makes it even more of call.

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Old 06-01-17, 20:03   #9
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Yeah you might be right, thats pretty interesting. To nitpick, I don't think he defends many of those hands, and also doesn't have a balanced range for leading the turn with them either. He check minraised on the flop and then half pot the turn, that screams value to me. Also the pot odds are a bit misleading since there is another street to play and my hand can't improve

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Old 06-01-17, 20:10   #10
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Day 3 - Starting BR $215

Another not great day. Loads of tournaments, 0 cashes. I did win two satellites though. A $20 ticket, and then used that to win a $100 ticket. So exercising wonderful bankroll management, Ill be using that tonight.

End Result: $180 + Golden ticket.
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Old 06-01-17, 21:13   #11
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Yeah you might be right, thats pretty interesting. To nitpick, I don't think he defends many of those hands, and also doesn't have a balanced range for leading the turn with them either. He check minraised on the flop and then half pot the turn, that screams value to me. Also the pot odds are a bit misleading since there is another street to play and my hand can't improve
While I agree that my above post assumes not only those hands but plays them that way 100% of the time ,I still think it's a call by far .

Say of all those combos of semi bluffs I gave him he only plays them this way half the time !

You still have 56/2= 28 combos of hands u beat .
So his range is split 50/50 so he is semi bluffing still 50% of the times !

you don't need to improve to be good versus at least 50% of his range .
If u fold AT here ,then u should fold JJ -AA as well .

As for small bet screaming value I disagree too !

I think most of the value range would bet bigger to charge for the draws .

If I'm there with 88 I'm not min rasing and only half poting there .
I bet bigger cuz I expect the calling range to have reasonable equity against me
With all these draws .
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Old 07-01-17, 12:14   #12
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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 07-01-17, 12:42   #13
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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,
Havent played party in years as always hated the software but isnt that the way that site is? soft-ish players who marry their hands!?

Used to be that the recommended way of playing there was full on TAG
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Old 07-01-17, 14:38   #14
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Well, it is just the one staked company, also these players can cash in sat tokens so that's why they are reg fested.
What stakes do they play at? I've found hardly any regs playing the sats ($5 and $20 ones)
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Old 07-01-17, 14:47   #15
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Day 4 - Starting BR $180 + ticket

Played about 15 $5 mtts, three small cashes and one final table. I didn't use the $100 ticket and ended up winning another one.

Finishing BR $220 + 2 $100 tickets.
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Old 07-01-17, 15:23   #16
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What stakes do they play at? I've found hardly any regs playing the sats ($5 and $20 ones)
There playing all the $5 and $20 sats. I'm with the same stable and they have players that only play these sats. Tbh I don't play the generic $22 sats, I only play the hypers, I find them much softer.
Also I find pp to be quite swingy, would you not give micro a go to build a BR? There is a good selection of low buyins on there with smallish fields.
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Old 08-01-17, 00:05   #17
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There playing all the $5 and $20 sats. I'm with the same stable and they have players that only play these sats. Tbh I don't play the generic $22 sats, I only play the hypers, I find them much softer.
Also I find pp to be quite swingy, would you not give micro a go to build a BR? There is a good selection of low buyins on there with smallish fields.
Are they softer than Party? I'm just playing mtts so I expect it to be pretty swingy one way or the other!
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Old 08-01-17, 00:25   #18
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Are they softer than Party? I'm just playing mtts so I expect it to be pretty swingy one way or the other!
party has now been swarmed with by horses of all the big stables, $22 mtts and below are now filled with regs who in the long run prob wont avg >$1 per game, while this sounds like the games will be softer its not the case, mainly due to the atrocious structure party has late game, if i were to compare them id say they are getting close to 180's on stars now.

as bad a rap as amayastars is getting right now, if we're riding the mtt train to build a roll they are still gonna be the best place, mainly volume wise and with the roll you're starting with playing something like a $5-$7abi on stars is better than trying to run it up on party. just the variety of diff games will make it better, certainly not any easier given variance though.

But any site that you cant get enough volume in daily is gonna hurt your chances of building a roll, i know you know all this anyways either way, id still say stars>the rest.

edit: also if you want to review some games/hands you have marked during the week pm me for my skype.
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Old 08-01-17, 03:44   #19
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Cheers chips, Ill do that!
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Old 08-01-17, 04:20   #20
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Day 5

12 Mtts. Blanked a $100 mtt, but 2 small cashes and a fourth place puts the roll up to 380. Exactly where I started from

Still have one more $100 ticket to fire.

This is why I came 4th. (Warning, bad beat)

https://www.weaktight.com/h/5871b72ad39043302a8b469f

Though this was an interesting spot. I snapped since I had the Jh, might fold without it.

https://www.weaktight.com/h/5871bbd8d39043e5158b45d5

And another interesting river decision. Ill leave out the results and see what other people think.

https://www.weaktight.com/h/5871bdb6d39043e5158b463f
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