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  • #97511
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    kanelbullar
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    Hi guys,

    I am a German poker player and have already played 6max NL Cash quite a few years now (with longer breaks in between of course) and now finally made the move to CFP and Heads Up. This thread will cover my journey from a Heads Up novice to pro.

    Even during the best times in the past, I’ve never played higher than NL200 with most of my volume on NL100 during the last 5-6 years or so. Since 2 years, I got pretty lazy (at least in regards to poker) and did not really improve anymore, which resulted in the consequence that I had to drop down in stakes; as well as feeling “overwhelmed” by all the new age stuff like GTO and balancing that everyone knows now… 🙂

    Since I felt that I needed a bigger change and be very very VERY serious about poker again, I applied for CFP and will start there now.

    Besides poker, I will still be studying at university, but luckily there’s not too much to do and I’m more than satisfied with my grades so far, so the main focus in 2015 will be on improving at this wonderful card game. 😉

    I absolutely like the attitude here at BPC so far and am completely sure I will not only massively improve at the game, but also in several aspects of life too. The professionalism that comes to light of day here is amazing and an inspiration to me to become the best possible version of myself.

    At the moment, I cannot say on a detailed basis what the specific goals for the overall year will be, but I will certainly break goals down into each month, to have a clear path and be held accountable for my actions.

    Since I start with a somewhat decently sized bankroll compared to the limits I will most likely start playing HU at, I will really try to incorporate the standard Heads Up strategy as quickly as possible to be able to move up rather sooner than later!

    Quick facts:

    26, living in Sweden atm but I am German

    Played for a longer time already, mainly 6max NL25-NL200

    Going to crush Heads Up NLH this year!

    Make 2015 my best year ever – BOTH in POKER and LIFE!

     

    As mentioned before, more and more details will follow in further posts.

    That’s it for now, cya!

     

    #97603
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    Good Luck at the tables and with your challange !

    Grüße aus Deutschland !

    #97606
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    GL mate! Wish 2015 be your best year!

    #97734
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    xxx

    #97743
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    In Finland we call it “Kanelipulla” 😉 Good stuff!

    GL on your journey!

    #98418
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    gl man. I think we will be starting together with you 😉

    #99661
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    First update, although short since I only started playing today:

    Got in over 8hours and 1,5k hands, satisfied with that and had good opponents. Won 5 stacks, thats a good start!

    Action was there most of the time, so not much waiting.

    Tried to play only standard lines and realized that Im folding a lot on the river, my WTSD is quite low atm, need to see how this develops, maybe this is one of the first topics with my coach.

    Tomorrow will be the first coaching, really looking forward to it 🙂

    #100743
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    Ok, so time for an update.

    Been playing a lot the last days, and results are quite ok, given the fact that I still make some basic mistakes here and there and need to adjust the ranges.

    Im having trouble with some specific types of opponents who call me down a shitload, and I readjust not quickly enough by only valuetowning them.

     

    Made session goals and overall sticked to them like 90%, so thats good, but I obviously need to get to 99%+ and dont leave money in spots where I shouldnt.

    So far Ive only been playing NL50 and feel more than comfortable on that limit when I quit opponents that I feel helpless against.

    I just stick to that until I have a clear plan how to handle them.

    From tomorrow onwards Im gonna add NL100 tables as well and see how that goes, but I am more than positive that it will 🙂 .

    Hope you all had a great weekend and GL!

    #102612
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    Hi,

    a little more than the first week in CFP is over and here come the first results:

     

    GL everyone!

     

    #102682
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    I love that EV line! Now you just have to keep running on the heater wave and avoid winners tilt! Can’t ask for a better start! Good luck in the future!

    #103018
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    Nice start 😀 Good luck in the future

    #103842
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    Hey guys,

    so another week is over and Im looking back on it in a very positive manner, I was able to keep up with the volume even though I had a bit of a break on Saturday/sunday with less playing time. So far Im getting done everything pokerwise and lifewise somewhat easily so that works really great. I can just hope that it will continue to be like that.

    My playing routine is really consistent already with the session preparation and more or less flexible breaks in between. This helps me to avoid tilt and play my A-Game as long as possible. Going through coaching notes and hands has proven to be more than helpful as well. In many spots, I feel that I already have a much better understanding which parts of my range I need to call/fold for example on the river, compared to when I started 1,5 weeks ago. Also incorporated some new lines and betsizing tweaks with my coach that should IMO add up loads to my winrate.

    Results of the week are great, Im trying to shift the action from NL50 to NL100/200 now but still play the lowest limit to avoid downtimes, since I want to get as much playing practice as possible for now.

    Im sticking to playing max 2 tables right now to be able to make notes, and of course the play is not fully automated in many spots yet, especially when it comes to adaptions after I have played the first 30 hands or so against a specific opponent.

    It is obvious that swings will become larger now that Im playing a bit higher, but I guess that means to just continue on the good start and run decently 🙂 Either way, Im well-rolled so it shouldnt be a problem at all.

    Looking forward to this next week! Volume and studying goals are 40h – 15h.

    #105405
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    Only very short update, almost hit stop loss but stopped before I hit, since I did not feel I could play A game anymore, so I thought it is best to quit.

    This is the first time it happened, quite interesting, I am also mega pissed right now.

    Not because I necessarily played like garbage, but it was just I could not get anything going whatever, the graph for today goes just straight down ^^ *fish*

     

    Tomorrow is a new day and I will take a break for now (initially planned to play for a few more hours) and start to review hands with a fresh mind early tomorrow morning. 🙂

    #106712
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    The 2nd full week is over. The results are not good but thats just how it is, more need to improving…. The full review can be found in the video update.

     

    #107715
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    Daily EQ calcs:

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    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2     3.23%   3.23%   0.00% { AdKd } 8
    MP3    96.77%  96.77%   0.00% { TT }
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    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    92.88%  92.12%   0.76% { AdKd } 85
    MP3     7.12%   6.36%   0.76% { Ac5c }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    68.48%  68.48%   0.00% { AdKd } 65
    MP3    31.52%  31.52%   0.00% { QcJc }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    50.30%  50.30%   0.00% { AdTs } 51
    MP3    49.70%  49.70%   0.00% { QcJc }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    62.73%  62.73%   0.00% { Ad4d } 58
    MP3    37.27%  37.27%   0.00% { Js9c }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    55.05%  55.05%   0.00% { Ad4d } 51
    MP3    44.95%  44.95%   0.00% { 8h3h }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    37.17%  37.17%   0.00% { AdQs } 41
    MP3    62.83%  62.83%   0.00% { 8h8s }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    52.58%  50.30%   2.27% { AdQs } 56
    MP3    47.42%  45.15%   2.27% { Ah8h }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    40.30%  40.30%   0.00% { QhJh } 37
    MP3    59.70%  59.70%   0.00% { 4s4c }
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=courier new]
    Board: T4K
           Equity     Win     Tie
    MP2    81.82%  81.82%   0.00% { Kd2s } 80
    MP3    18.18%  18.18%   0.00% { Ad5h }
    [/FONT]

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