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August 15, 2012

I was done fairly quickly with my PokerSavvy Kickback Bonus Challenge #2 because that PartyPoker deal is awesome. Unfortunately, due to my decision to play Fast Forward poker (basically same thing as Zoom Poker, Rush Poker, Speed Poker etc.), there’s no PokerTracker graph to show this time.

As I said, PartyPoker deal through PokerSavvy is awesome with requirements to collect 100 Party points ($50 in paid rake). Reward is 700 SavvyPoints ($70). I paid $51.42 in rake and with additional $10 from Deposit Bonus (80 Party Points = $10 chunk) my effective rakeback was total of $80 or 155.58%!

Time for bad news… I suck so bad in these speed variants of poker. True, I’m running horrible but I’m also not playing good. I was down -$88.02 from actual poker after only 7-8 hours of total gameplay at NL4 and NL10.

Challenge recap

  • Starting bankroll: $359.17
  • Cash game: -$95.58
  • Tournaments: +$7.56
  • Total from poker: -$88.02
  • Bonuses/Rewards/Rakeback: $80
  • Rake: $51.42
  • Total profit: -$8.02
  • Total bankroll: $351.15

It’s an update of this post after I cashed out my bankroll yesterday. I was done fairly quickly with my plan to earn 500 VPPs on PokerStars to fulfill minimum requirements for PokerSavvy Kickback Bonus worth 700 Savvy Points ($70). But I fell in love with amazing PokerStars’ software and decided to play a bit more and finish my $150 deposit bonus. But of course, when that job was done I deposited additional $200 more to trigger another $200 of deposit bonus. My game was bad all way long so I failed in plan to be at least breakeven. Below you can see July’s graph and total graph for my time on PokerStars right under. I wasn’t that thrilled to play in August so my volume was low and there’s no reason to hang that graph too.

PokerStars-GraphPokerStars-Graph

I was saved by all the bonuses and rewards, to be precise, $290 came from Deposit Bonus, $100 from Stellar Rewards, I bought $75+$10 Reward Bonuses in VIP Store plus $70 from PokerSavvy Kickback Bonus for total of $545 or 58.76% effective rakeback.

Full recap for Kickback Bonus Challenge #1

  • Starting bankroll: $150
  • Cash game: -$348.04
  • Tournaments: +$12.21
  • Total from poker: -$335.83
  • Bonuses/Rewards/Rakeback: $545
  • Rake: $927.40
  • Total profit: +$209.17
  • Total bankroll: $359.17

Next plan is to analyze my game and to figure out what the hell went wrong before I start PokerSavvy Kickback Bonus Challenge #2.

Though I’m done with my PokerStars Kickback Bonus Challenge nearly 25 days ago I’m still clearing deposit bonus. $80 more to get (1360 VPP) and I’m finally moving away from PokerStars. When I cashout I will write full report about winnings + bonuses + kickback bonus and so on.

Quads

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

Results:

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

Results:

Hero had 9, 9 (one pair, nines).

CO had Q, Q (one pair, Queens).

Outcome: CO won t36932

 

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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

Results:

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.