July 29, 2012

Sweet stuff from my last session…

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold’em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) – PokerStars Zoom Hand Converter from HandHistoryConverter.com

Button ($19.25)
Hero (SB) ($26.18)
BB ($29.99)
UTG ($25)
MP ($9.88)
CO ($31.07)

Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J

4 folds, Hero bets $0.75, BB calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.50) Q, 6, J (2 players)

Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50

Turn: ($4.50) A (2 players)

Hero bets $3.25, BB calls $3.25

River: ($11) J (2 players)

Hero bets $20.68 (All-In), BB calls $20.68

Total pot: $52.36 | Rake: $2


Hero had J, J (four of a kind, Jacks).

BB mucked A, 6 (two pair, Aces and Jacks).

Outcome: Hero won $50.36

Oh wow, I’m retarded. Played very good the whole time in Event 011 until following two (pathetic) hands. Busted around 2900/13512.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $11 Tournament, 250/500 Blinds 60 Ante (6 handed) – PokerStars Hand Converter from HandHistoryConverter.com

SB (t12102)
BB (t48403)
UTG (t43625)
Hero (MP) (t22417)
CO (t17971)
Button (t22546)

Hero’s M: 20.20

Preflop: Hero is MP with 9, 9

1 fold, Hero bets t1150, CO raises to t3000, 3 folds, Hero raises to t22357 (All-In), CO calls t14911 (All-In)

Flop: (t36932) 5, J, K (2 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: (t36932) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t36932) 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t36932


Hero had 9, 9 (one pair, nines).

CO had Q, Q (one pair, Queens).

Outcome: CO won t36932




PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $11 Tournament, 250/500 Blinds 60 Ante (6 handed) – PokerStars Hand Converter from HandHistoryConverter.com

Button (t11792)
SB (t47843)
BB (t43565)
Hero (UTG) (t4446)
MP (t36932)
CO (t22486)

Hero’s M: 4.01

Preflop: Hero is UTG with 7, 7

Hero bets t4386 (All-In), 4 folds, BB calls t3886

Flop: (t9382) A, 8, K (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t9382) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t9382) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t9382


BB had K, 8 (two pair, Aces and Kings).

Hero had 7, 7 (two pair, Aces and sevens).

Outcome: BB won t9382

Deposited $200 more…

July 13, 2012

…to trigger additional $200 bonus on PokerStars because it’s pointless to play without any if there’s chance to get it rollin’. Need 3,400 VPP, shouldn’t be too complicated.

Decided to play this donkament for $1 buy-in. Finished 8xx/36734 and won $43.87 ($41.96 net) after 3.5 hours of play when I ran with QTs into JJ with 15bb stack and hand later shoved AJ vs 89 to get busted on T6Q49 board.

Plan was to play Event 003 ($3.30 NLHE, 6-max, $40,000 Gtd) too. Levels are 10 minutes each and it’s 6-max so it’s +EV for me. At the moment its total prize pool is $122,691.00 with 11802 players left from  40897 entrants and I’m kinda angry that I unregistered right before it started because I was too tired. Actually I’m still tired…

Next one to play is most likely Event 011 ($11 buy-in, NLHE, $75,000 Gtd, 6-max, 10 minutes levels).

Today overall (MTT+Cash): +$85.54

Time to donk some score? I’m so bad in tournaments but I will play a couple of MicroMillions II events in hope to hit good cash or win something with healthy help of lady luck.

Best session so far

July 11, 2012

After THE worst day filled with three sessions yesterday for total of 6,025 hands and being down roundly -$100, today was 180° different. Few HU SNGs and just one short cash session for total of +$101.

PokerTracker3 GraphI’m also done with my PokerSavvy kickback bonus and just finished $150 deposit bonus with last couple of hands. Plan is to deposit $145 more for second deposit bonus and to get 5,026 VPP total to boost overall rakeback slightly above 62% with Stellar jump of $50 between 4,000 and 5,000 VPP. More info soon, when I receive my withdraw from another poker room.

My goal is to build solid bankroll with help of kickback bonuses from PokerSavvy so I’ll start my challenge #1. First room to clear is PokerStars with bonus requirements of 500 VIP Points (VPPs) to earn. After I’m done with these 500 VPP I’ll get reward of 700 SavvyPoints. Basically, 100 SavvyPoints is $10 so this is $70.

PokerSavvy Plan:

  • Rake $90.91 to earn 500 VPP (Raked $1 = 5.5 VPP)
  • Earn 700 SavvyPoints
  • Buy $45 (450 SavvyPoints) with $25 (250 SavvyPoints) left

PokerStars Plan:

  • Deposit $150 as starting bankroll
  • Clear $150 deposit bonus (Req’s: 2550 VPP aka $463.63 raked)
  • Earn $30 in Stellar Rewards

Combined summary:

  • $150 Deposit Bonus is 32.35% rakeback
  • $70 from 700 SavvyPoints (15.1% rb)
  • $35 ($25 + $10) VIP Reward Bonus (Total price: 3250 FPP) (7.55% rb)
  • $30 from Stellar Rewards (6.47% rb)

Total: $285 (61.47% rakeback)

If I manage to be breakeven or better my bankroll will rise to at least $435 and I’m ready for challenge #2. Let’s go!


July 4, 2012

Q: What’s this blog about?
A: It’s my personal rambling space about random stuff but mostly online poker.

Q: Online poker? What’s up with that and this blog?
A: I’ll keep track of my progress clearing through PokerSavvy.com kickback bonuses and making some $.

Q: What about other content, non-poker related?
A: Sure. I’ll post a lot of other stuff though not sure about any ratio between poker:other. 1:5 is possible just like 10:1 or whatever.

Q: WTF is slahwooi?
A: It’s a bird, obviously.