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November 16, 2015 at 8:08 pm #173881
My name is David, I’m 18 years old and I live in northern Sweden. Through my youth I’ve always had a lot of hobbies; hockey, floorball, fotball (real eu one), snowmobiling(?), gym and gaming. The latest one and the one I hold dearest right now is poker. I’m hoping to turn this amazing hobby into a future job with the help of this CFP program. Right now I’m going to school so I got a lot of freetime to spend on improving my game. And when I’m done with school in June, I’ll have even more time!
I have always been fond of poker. I learned the basics of Texas Hold’em playing with friends for cents when we were younger. I started playing online poker when I turned 18 last July. I was a big loser the first two months, but since mid September I haven’t had to make another deposit. In total I’ve cashed out ~300 EURO which is great money for a young student. I’m done with cashouts for now though. The next couple of months/years I will do everything I can to improve and become the best player I can be. Right now I’m beating NL10 over a small sample so that will be my starting point.
The reason I decided to join CFP is because I feel like I’m at that point where I’m ready to dedicate a lot more time on poker. The last couple of weeks I’ve been feeling like I’m stuck, I’m not sure what’s optimal to study anymore and how I should go about to improve my game. From what I’ve read CFP will be perfect for me. No more fucking around, it’s time to put the work in!
My goal right now is to break the $10k mark ASAP. I might write down some more goals later, but now I just wanna get on with this 🙂November 20, 2015 at 3:10 pm #174459
I haven’t updated in 4 days because I went on a class trip to Gothenburg this Tuesday. A bit of bad timing since we left the day after I started the CFP program. However, I managed to get some pokerstudy time on the train 🙂 Been trying to learn and memorize the NOBS handchart and all the lines postflop, but it’s a lot to take in. I will start grinding 1-2 tables of 5NL Zoom now since I think that will be the fastest way to learn everything. I’ll also run some Uhlvar equity training when I’m not grinding.
I’ll update the blog later when I’m deeper into the program. Haven’t even been “booked” for coaching yet..November 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm #175882
Okay, first week done!
Unfortunately it’s been one of the worst weeks in my poker career.
Graph for SvS: (NL5+10, 5max Deep)
Graph for Pokerstars: (NL5z)
I’ve been switching back and forth between regular tables and zoom. Right now I feel like zoom is better and will try to stick to it this coming week but we’ll see what happens.
Next week I will focus mostly on volume and using my head more at the table. Following the NOBS charts has made me into an automated robot :/ I’m not expecting great results volume wise though, since I’ll take my driver’s license on thursday and I definitely need to do some studying for that.
Really hyped and motivated for a new month ? Hopefully I’ll run better than I did in Novemeber. GL at the tables everyoneDecember 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm #177268
Started off week number 2 playing NL5, just to log 4k more hands. After that I made the move up to NL10. This week has been really swingy but I’ve learned a lot about poker and myself. I had two big downswings, both of which was a result of me playing when I was really tired. So when I feel tired before a poker session I’ll just go for a quick nap or eat some healthy food + coffee.
I have also been running really bad this week. Lots of situations where I got sucked out but can’t do nothing about that. So I’ll try to focus on what I can do better for this coming week.
Graph (4k hands NL5 regular tables, 1k hands NL10z, 5.5k hands NL10 regular tables)
Volume wise I played 21h 40m. I could’ve definitely played more but I got my driver’s license this week and I had to put a lot of time towards that. Yesterday I tried to do a 7h day to see how playing poker full time is like. That is the big downswing from €40 to -€10 haha. It’s mostly a result of bad run but also me not being used to sitting in front of my computer for such a long time. It’s not easy doing that on the weekends.
Goals for the coming week is VOLUME, VOLUME, VOLUME. I definitely feel I have the skill to play at NL10 and I want to get out of there and start the intermediate course asap. I just gotta put down the hours and get my 100k hands done.
Motivated as always, gl everyone ?December 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm #178679
Wow… Did not think I could run any worse. The allins haven’t been too bad, it’s the suckouts who are killing me. Sets under sets, trips vs full house whatever type of suckout there is out there, I’ve had it. Rake is the only thing keeping me alive right now. If this continues I’ll have to move down to NL5 again… Ugh.
My goal for this week was volume, which I have not achieved at all. Been really busy with school, engineering ain’t easy :/ This will be the last school week though, then it’s time for poker and life.
Graph (1,1k zoom hands, 6,7k regular)
Gl at the tables 😀December 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm #179965
Started monday with the mindset that I will have to move down to NL5 if the downswing continues. And finally it turned. I switched from the 6 table regular hell and started 2 tabling zoom, and it’s been going really well. I get a lot more time to think about my hands when playing them instead of just following the NOBS annex like a robot. I finally feel like I’m improving and it’s great. Even though I didn’t get a lot of volume down due to exams and a few other things, I made some pretty nice profit.
Graph for this week (261 hands from regular tables and 8.8k from Zoom running at 10.6 bb/100)
This coming week I will only play 3 days since it’s christmas the 24th and the day after me and a couple of friends are driving up north to ski and party 😀 I will be away for ~2 weeks but I’m bringing a laptop so I might get some volume down after New Years, first hands of 2016! Got a feeling it’ll be a great year 🙂January 3, 2016 at 10:53 pm #182181
Finally back on the grind. Did a 9h session today which is the longest session in my poker career yet, got a feeling I’ll be doing a lot more of those. Unfortunately it was not a winning day but I’m still glad I was able to put down that amount of volume. The rest of the days this week was all winning so I guess I had it coming. I transfered my whole bankroll from Pokerstars so I won’t be playing there for a while. This new site I’m playing on is awesome though.
The first 5 days of the week I was playing on a laptop while being on vacation so I wasn’t able to do any longer sessions but I still made some profit. Graph for this week:
Running for 16.16 bb/100 over 4800 hands
This coming week I will be focusing a lot on volume. Maybe not 9h sessions every day but I’ll try to do at least 6h+ each day. Hopefully I’ll catch some good run 😀January 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm #184213
This week started off really swingy. I ran terrible some of the days but always managed to grind my money back. I’m not too happy about the volume I put down. This was the last week before school and I could’ve easily put down at least 6h+ each day. I was too lazy though… School starts tomorrow and I won’t be able to achieve great volume but I’ll try to do 4-5h per day.
Graph for this week:
Ran for 12.82 bb/100 and played 34 hours.
As I said this coming week I’ll focus on volume and still try to get the hours in after school. I’m not sure how many hands I’ve played at NL10 now, I’ll check it later. But I feel like it’s time to move up to intermediate soon. My learning curve has slowed down so it would be nice with some new study material. Anyways, GL at the tables.January 17, 2016 at 8:29 pm #186166
This week wasn’t very good profit wise but that honestly don’t bother me at all. I made so much progress off the tables that made it worth losing a couple of bucks. This thursday I moved up to the intermediate group and since then I’ve been studying a lot and trying to learn the new preflop ranges. I’ve also started doing Uhlvar calcs every day. Overall I’m really motivated to improve my game and start crushing.
The graph this week is kinda meh but I’ll post it anyways. My volume was horrible due to a lot of studying and 1 tabling because of new preflop ranges. This coming week I’ll do much better.
Goals for the coming week are volume, attending all coachings (got a lot now) and learning the preflop ranges. Hopefully I’ll also get some rungood, been getting coolered a lot lately. GL everyone.January 24, 2016 at 6:42 pm #188309
Two months into the CFP program and I’m very happy with how things have gone. This week was unfortunately another one of “those” weeks. Running pretty bad and also haven’t been playing my A game these last couple of days. I think it’s mostly because I’m sick right now but also because I’m finding myself in a lot of new situations on the table with these new ranges. I like it though, I’ll get much better as time progresses.
Right now I’m very close to a NL25 bankroll so I might do some shottaking this week depending on how things go. I almost know the preflop ranges for intermediate by hearth now so I’m beginning to add more tables so I can play more hands and continue moving through the course.
Graph for this week:
I’ve been averaging 3,5h a day this week which I still think is way too bad. I keep promising volume each week but nothing really happens. This coming week I’ll set an easy goal; 4h every day + studying/coachings. GL at the tables.January 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm #188365
Join date: 2015/03/11
GL! 🙂 What city are u from?January 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm #188499
I’m from Umeå 🙂 Are you in the CFP program?January 25, 2016 at 2:14 pm #188503
Okay so I decided to start doing daily updates to better keep track of my days. I’ll analyze the biggest hands very shortly and post the profits for the day.
Today was unfortunately a stoploss day. Mondays are just the worst. Ran €50 below EV which must be a new record for me. I still think I played pretty solid, the luck just wasn’t with me today.
Biggest hands were:
-225bb AJo in a 4bet pot, I hit 2pair and raise – Whale villain shoves his AKo and hits his fucking K on the turn.
+157bb AA in 4bet pot, monotone board comes and this whale decides to x/r shove, I can’t get off AA here so I call him off. He mucks what I assume was a FD/air hand.
-147bb Another cooler here, Q high flush vs fish villain with K high flush. Not much to do.
-112bb AKs, get it in preflop SBvBTN vs a unkown fish and he shows up with KK. Pretty sure I played this correctly, deeper I would’ve called his 4bet and played a flop.
-66bb This hand I just played bad. Flop TP mw, 1 villain comes along with his 77 – He turns a set, I a FD and by the river I got a weak 2ndp so I check, he bets small and I call him off. Could’ve saved 36bb here.January 25, 2016 at 8:35 pm #188618
Join date: 2015/03/11
I’m from Umeå Are you in the CFP program?
Sick, me2 🙂 No Im not, but thinking of signing upJanuary 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm #188624Sick, me2 No Im not, but thinking of signing u
Oh nice, how old are you?
You should definitely apply if you want to improve/start taking poker more seriously 🙂 Also, what limit are you playing?
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