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Date Posted: Feb. 19, 1:58pm, 2 Comments

Hey PC peeps! 

 

It's about a month since I last posted updates on my challenge (damn, that's long) and within the month I didn't play any cash games at all.  I played a couple of MTT's here and there but overall I mainly played 6m, 9m, 45m, and 180m sng's (at $3 and $6).  So my last update blog my bankroll was at $79.13 and as of now it's sitting at $308.31....THAT'S WASSSUP :)  Anyways, I've been playing really decent at the $6.50 6m/ 9m turbos as I do feel that the comp. is very soft.  I've been watching Boku87 and DDBeast on how they play the sngs and I've kind of mimicked the way they play in the later stages of the sng - mainly push/fold.  Obv its working out and I'm planning to stick around in the sngs for a bit.

 

I still haven't reached my goal of playing 6-8 tables at once (still at 4) but I gotta tell ya it's quite difficult to manage 4 tables playing 6m and 9m at the turbos... it gets kind of hectic later in stages.  But whatevs, i'll eventually get used to it and hopefully add up some more tables, but in the meantime I'm just focused on building my bankroll - looking forward to making 1k very soon :)

 

On to my personal life, I've been getting ready to pick some college courses for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year (I'm already late, due date was Feb 1) but I feel theres no rush because this is something I really have to take time on deciding what to do.  Hopefully I can get my courses in by the end of the month and then hit the books in September... BOOOO! lol.  I'm also going to start Insanity this Monday so I can get a nice fresh and healthy start to the year.  And obv I want to get diesed and be built :)  So I don't know if you guys heard about this Insanity thing, but its a 60-day workout in which you do cardio, core and upper body.  You do it everyday of the week except Sundays and you also have to eat 5 meals of 1500 more or less calories a day.  For those of you who want to lose weight, gain weight or even get into the best shape I suggest you look into this and do it! Trust me, the infomercials get to your head!  Btw, this is not fake, its the real deal! 

Anyways, gotta go pick up some protein powder/bars and some healthy foods for the nutrition guide.  Looking forward to get built and for my BR to keep goin' up.  I hope its my year to shine :)

 

GetchYo grind on everyone! Best of luck!

 

SUPERMAANO

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Date Posted: Feb. 1, 1:02pm, 3 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEEE :) AND MY DUDE PHIL IVEY!!!! THAT'S WHY HE'S MY FAVOURITE POKER PLAYER LOL.  SINCE I'M LEGAL AGE HERE IN CANADA I CAN FINALLY HIT UP THE CASINOS AND PLAY SOME LIVE POKER YAAAAY! AND NOT TO ALSO MENTION....+19 NIGHTCLUBS!! NO MORE ALL AGES EVENTS :)

 

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Date Posted: Jan. 21, 3:00pm, 2 Comments

For all you bloggers out there I suggest you take advantage of these wicked events at Stars!  Go check it out.  I am already registered for Jan. 25, 26 and 27.  There are not that many people registered so follow the link below.  Here are the payouts:

 

1st - SCOOP $1,050 Entry

2nd-9th - SCOOP $215 Entry

10th-36th - SCOOP $33 Entry

37th-63rd - SCOOP $16.50 Entry

64th-153rd - SCOOP $11 Entry

 

Pretty sick :)

 

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Registration code: 375762

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Date Posted: Jan. 20, 11:03pm, 1 Comment

Here are more recent updates from my challenge.  I played 3 sessions (total of 611 hands) and experienced my very first downswing.  Basically lost every flip and my jacks lost to a river set of 10's.... yuck.  I was down (7.49) in the session and I decided to call it quits.  Took a couple hours of break, played in the Stars $2.75 mtt at 17:00ET....busted out....and yeah, the day wasn't going well.  With $68.59 BR I took a shot at $5NL (1 tbl) and finished the session up $10.54.  Great way to end the day!

 

Session 8 (25m)
25 hands played
Total Buyin: $8 (4)
cashout: $4.15
return: -$3.85

 

Session 9 (1h 15m)
400 hands played
Total buyin: $8 (4)
cashout: $4.36
return: -$3.64

 

Session 10 (2h 30m)
186 hands played
Total buyin: $5 (1)
cashout: $15.54

return: +$10.54

 

BR = $79.13

 

I'm pretty comfortable playing at $5nl....going to grind some more tmrw.  I think if my BR gets to $60 ill go back to $2NL.  Is that reasonable?


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The table was very passive so I decided I was going to open up anything from button and CO.  Should I be even opening up hands like this? http://www.pokerhand.org/?5104734P

 

Is this standard?  Iso'd then lost the race.
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5104751P

 

Like I've said earlier, table was doing a ton of limping so I opted to raise on the button with suited ace.  Should I be doing this at these stakes?
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5104755P

 

I like how I played these hands, any thoughts?
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5104762P
http://www.pokerhand.org/?5104810P

 

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Stats from my $5nl session

 

stats.jpg picture by supermaano

 

SUPERMAANO

 

Views: 389
Date Posted: Jan. 19, 6:03pm, 0 Comments

Okay so here are a little more updates on my challenge.  I've been trying to 4 table and I have to say it's pretty easy to do, however, when you have like 3 decisions to make at 3 different tables it can get kind of frustrating.  But eventually i'll get used to it and hopefully i'll be able to 8 table :)

 

So I played a total of 1045 hands prior to my other update and my bankroll has been going up so everything is going well at the moment.  I've only played about an hour every session,  so I really need to put more hours in so I can move up in stakes more quickly.  Been playing basketball with some friends for the past couple days and I have been quite fatigued which is why I couldn't put in enough hours.  So once I get back in shape I hope to play more ball and obv put more hours into my sessions.

 

BR = $70.07

 

4th session (1h)
225 hands played
Total buyin:  $8 (4 tables)
cashout: $8.17
return: +$0.18

 

5th session (1h 25m)
319 hands played
Total Buyin: $6 (3 tables)
cashout: $10.27
return: +$4.27

 

6th session (50m)
210 hands played
Total buyin: $6 (3)
cashout: $7.30
return: +$1.30

 

7th session (1h)
291 hands played
Total buyin: $8 (4)
cashout: $10.94
return: +$2.94

 

huge raise on the river..get paid off: http://www.pokerhand.org/?5100388

 

BR = $78.76

 

Only $46.24 more to move up to 5NL....let's get'em!

 

SUPERMAANO

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Date Posted: Jan. 19, 1:09pm, 0 Comments

For all you bloggers out there I suggest you take advantage of these wicked events at Stars!  Go check it out.  I am already registered for Jan. 25, 26 and 27.  There are not that many people registered so follow the link below.  Here are the payouts:

 

1st - SCOOP $1,050 Entry

2nd-9th - SCOOP $215 Entry

10th-36th - SCOOP $33 Entry

37th-63rd - SCOOP $16.50 Entry

64th-153rd - SCOOP $11 Entry

 

Pretty sick :)

 

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Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! Bloggers can register for to play for free in the WBCOOP, if you don’t have a PokerStars account you can get your Poker Download here.

Registration code: 375762

 

 

 

Views: 202
Date Posted: Jan. 16, 11:26am, 1 Comment

Here are some updates from my challenge at 2NL (played a total of 3 sessions so far)

 

BR = $56.53

 

1st session (1h 40m)

363 hands played

Total buyin: $6 (3 tables)

cashout: $9.49

return: +$3.49

 

2nd Session (1h)

236 hands played

Total buyin: $6 (3 tables)

cashout: $4.48

return: ($1.16)

 

It sucks when you lose like this: http://www.pokerhand.org/?5088619

 

3rd Session (53m) <----------Best session so far

229 hands played

Total Buyin: $6 (3 tables)

cashout: $17.04

return: +$11.21

 

Its wicked when you win like this: http://www.pokerhand.org/?5088624

 

BR = $70.07

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What do you guys suggest I do when playing at these stakes?  Play a TAG or LAG style?  When folded to me on the CO and Button, I'm basically opening up any pocket pair, suited connectors, suited one-gappers, suited aces, Ax, J10, Q10, K10, JQ, KQ, AJ etc.  Am I playing too loose?

 

I read on twoplustwo that at these stakes you should be taking down the small pots from CO and button and open up with any marginal hands.  What do you guys think?

 

SUPERMAANO

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Date Posted: Jan. 15, 3:38pm, 2 Comments

Wasssup Curious people!  It's my first blog of 2010 and I want to challenge myself (again) to use proper BRM skills and try to turn $56.53 into 20K within a year.  I did another challenge in 2009 but things didn't turn out the way I planned it to be, but whatever, that was the past and now I'm focusing on living in the moment.  New year, fresh start kinda thing :)

 

As for the challenge, I will be playing on Stars under the name SUPERMAANO and will be playing at 2NL until I have at least 25-30 buyins for the respective limits.  So until I have about $125-150 I will move up to 5NL.  At the moment, I can only 3 table but I'm looking forward to add up more tables throughout the course of the challenge (hopefully to 6 or 8)  This challenge will help me grow as a player and definately help me in the cash games, I'm really looking forward to do this.

 

I do not have PokerTracker to keep track of how many hands I played vs. money earned, but I will be using a free web-based tracking site called pokerdominator which keeps track of how much I earn within a daily basis.  I will have to jot down how many hands I played after my session has completed.  I want to try to do about 600-1k hands a day, does that sound reasonable?

 

Anywhos, I need to hop on the grind so I'll keep you guys posted.  If I missed anything please feel free to comment.

 

Best of luck Curious peeps...GO GET'EM!

 

kid aka SUPERMAANO

 

edit: I will be playing 6max tables

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Date Posted: Dec. 30, 12:48pm, 2 Comments

Hey ya'll,

 

The new year is fastly approaching, and I just want to take a second here to wish everyone a very happy and profitable new year.  I personally set goals for myself every year as it is a great way to jump start the new year, and I hope everyone does the same aswell :)

 

I just want to leave everyone with one of my favourite quotes from the best movie ever (IMO), The Pursuit of Happyness.  Just remember New Year's is a way to start off fresh, and if you want something GO GET IT.  PERIOD.

 

Here's the conversation between Chris Gardner and his son Chris....truly inspiring!

 

Christopher Gardner: Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?
Christopher: All right.
Christopher Gardner: You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period

 

 

HAPPPPY 2010!!

 

kid

Views: 334
Date Posted: Dec. 25, 10:33am, 3 Comments

Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope everyone has a profitable 2010 year!

May everyone have a safe Christmas, and remember......PARTY UP AND DRINK :)

 

kid

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