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  3-Feb-13, 16:37   #1
KowKain's microgrind project 0 
KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
Hello everyone!

This is my 3rd post here even though I've been a member for over two years. During this time, I've taken a lot off this website - strategy, freeroll passwords, promotions etc. but haven't given anything back, so I feel I should be more grateful in form of participation on BRM.com in the future.

I should first introduce myself so you'll "get to know me" a little. I'm 22 years old student from Slovenia. Currently I'm studying law because always wanted to be a lawyer having my own office (childhood dream Smile ) It's pretty time consuming but one has to sacrifce if he/she wants success.

My poker "career" began about two years ago when my neighbour brought home a chipset and a deck of cards. Instantly I fell in love with the game and haven't regreted that ever since.
My first experience were ofcourse freerolls, and a wasted bankroll of $50 I got from another site. Then there were some Paysafecard deposits, all of them donated to regulars and better players. Aww crap!

So I started wondering - what the heck are you doing wrong? The though began stirring up my mind so I've searched interenet, read many articles, strategy advises, bankroll management stuff and so on.

Later on I began playing 9max cash games on NL2 and grinded up a bankroll for NL5, then NL10. Majority of games were played on Pokerstars, but I also have accounts on PartyPoker/Bwin, Full Tilt which are also used. Ofcourse there are also many others, but they don't really matter cause I seldomly play elsewhere. Cool

Besides cash games I also enjoy massive MTTs, the newest addition are STT SnGs but more about that later on. I've had some success playing tournaments, won just a bit over $2k on Party and had some cashes on Pokerstars aswell.

OK, enough about that. Let'srather talk about my VERY FIRST POKER PROJECT (on any site for that matter) - maybe I should say "my first blog ever".

SpadeSo what's going on here? Big Smile Spade

I've recently claimed Bankrollmob's no deposit bonus on PKR.com, because one of my New Year's resolutions was also not to deposit any funds on any of the accounts this year - we'll see how that works out.

So I got the first $10 and I've been grinding $0.1 & some $0.3 STT's and a little of cash games, cause I have to grind out 7500 PP (pkr points) untill February, 28th or my whole balance will be lost.
So I'm under a lot of pressure, and obviously going 'all or nothing' style.

By that I dont mean that I'm some crazy, maniac fish not following bankroll management to the note almost. Quite the opposite, I've devised a plan, that will have to be followed to the note, if I'm to achieve that goal.

Anyway, this is my first experienece with 'long-term' sng game so I learn as I go. If there are some of you, that are more experienced in that type of game, any input will be greatly appreciated. Worship

So that's about that - will also post a screenshot of an Excell spreadsheet I've made, after I make 20 posts in the community, so you'll get a better feel for what I'm doing.

Regards to all,

Rok

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Since today is the end od first week out of four weeks that I have (untill Feb 27th), here are the results so far:

$0.1 --> 84 played, net $0.72, ROI 8.57%

$0.3 --> 20 played, net $0.50, ROI 8.33%

*** First $5 bonus chunk released*** (375PP)

For statistics I use Holdem Manager 2 without a HUD, cause it's not supported on PKR.com.

---------------------------------------- 2nd WEEK----------------------------------------------------------

So currently my bankroll is: $47.79 + $22.5 freeroll prize + $64.72 I've deposited = $135.01
PP: 3845

STTs:

$0.3 ---> 88 played, net winnings $6, ROI 21.6%
$0.6 ---> 27 played, net winnings $4.6, ROI 28.4%

***4x $5 bonus chunks released***

I've also played some cash games NL2, currently up $13.09, with an amazing(unsustainable)
45.8 bb/100 over 1.5k hands

---------------------------------------- 3rd WEEK----------------------------------------------------------

STTs:

$0.3 ---> 15 played, net winnings $0.2, ROI 4.44%
$0.6 ---> 27 played, net winnings - $2.8, ROI -17%

***9x $5 bonus chunks released***

For cash game, I've played mixed NL2 / NL4 :

2377 hands played, winrate: -16.39bb/100 ---> -$19.13

Bankroll: $140.83
Points: 6270

---------------------------------------- 4th WEEK----------------------------------------------------------

Completed ahead of the timeframe. Very happy.

Roll: $160

It's only going upwards from now on. Work hard, play hard!

**** All cumulative results are on the 2nd page of this thread.

Edited by KowKain (Friday, February 22, 2013 @ 00:14 GMT)

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  3-Feb-13, 16:52   #2
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8633
Posted by KowKain:
This is my 3rd post here even though I've been a member for over two years. During this time, I've taken a lot off this website - strategy, freeroll passwords, promotions etc.

you probably forgot to take brm points along the way...

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Posted by KowKain:
Then there were some Paysafecard deposits, all of them donated to regulars and better players

u'r a good guy- btw can u ship me $10 to my stars account, gonna post some hot boobs for free if u do so... Confused

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Posted by KowKain:
So I started wondering - what the heck are you doing wrong?

who me? i'm just rolling along...



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Posted by KowKain:
so I've searched interenet, read many articles, strategy advises, bankroll management stuff and so on.

yeah i wanted to take that path to, but "accidentally" stumbled on some porn site

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Posted by KowKain:
SpadeSo what's going on here? Big Smile Spade

nothing serious really, u know- we're just hanging around, having some weed, posting stuff...pretty regular forum activity imo

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Posted by KowKain:
So I'm under a lot of pressure, and obviously going 'all or nothing' style.

oh u mean "brm freeroll style" yeah way cool Thumbs Up

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Posted by KowKain:
Anyway, this is my first experienece with 'long-term' sng game so I learn as I go. If there are some of you, that are more experienced in that type of game, any input will be greatly appreciated. Worship

haven't played or heard of 'long-term' sng game, but there are lots of members here, surely someone will help you out...

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good luck with your microgrind project Rok- hope u will succeed Thumbs Up and good luck with your future lawyer career, hope you will have your first office of your own really soon Worship

Edited by pochui (Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 17:13 GMT)


     
  3-Feb-13, 20:05   #3
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KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
Well thank you for your amusing reply Big Smile

Had quite a few laughs when reading your post. By 'long term sng game' I meant I have never played a volume that would say something about my game.... I should've put it another way obviously.

About that paysafe - I wont give it away free, but feel free to join my club on Pokerstars and we can battle for it. CG or SnG, whichever you'd preffer. Not right now, but someday in the near future, it can be arranged. Blink

Thank you for bringing up the BRM points system, though. I have revised my BRM points/Affiliates tab, and saw they are given automatically, so the question is - Do I need to do anything else?

     
  3-Feb-13, 20:15   #4
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8633
Posted by KowKain:
I have revised my BRM points/Affiliates tab, and saw they are given automatically, so the question is - Do I need to do anything else?

yeah- u still need to transfer those $10 to my stars account...

check this thread (or million similar one's) if u'r interested in brm points: http://www.bankrollmob.com/forum.asp?mode=thread&id...

     
  3-Feb-13, 20:18   #5
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mahdrof 

Joined: Nov '09
Location: Canada
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 2367
Good luck with your bankroll and with your blog, I will definitely follow along.

     
  3-Feb-13, 20:43   #6
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KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
You can also track me on Sharkscope under username MagnaKarta . There seem to be some problems with PKR and HoldemManager2 so I don't have all Sng's.

I've posted the bug in their forum so I hope we'll be able to resolve that quickly.

Pochui - they're yours when u win them from me Big Smile

     
  3-Feb-13, 21:47   #7
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Jibberish 

Joined: May '11
Location: Canada
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 979
GL on your journey, im sure it will be an eventful one, may your draws always be live and your nuts always be held in the best hand possible Cool Thumbs Up

     
  3-Feb-13, 23:51   #8
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KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
Just a quick heads up:

cashed $22.5 in PKR's $15k Never deposited freeroll. That's great help in case I don't make the pace. I've got 7 days to deposit and thus retrieve the $22 cash, but doing so, I'd forfeit the FirstDepositBonus offer I was also aiming at in the near future.

I'll probably take the token offer though, since I'd need to deposit $25 to get 100% bonus but I'd need another 7500 PP before I'd be able redeem it in whole...

     
  3-Feb-13, 23:54   #9
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Jibberish 

Joined: May '11
Location: Canada
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 979
Posted by KowKain:
Just a quick heads up:

cashed $22.5 in PKR's $15k Never deposited freeroll. That's great help in case I don't make the pace. I've got 7 days to deposit and thus retrieve the $22 cash, but doing so, I'd forfeit the FirstDepositBonus offer I was also aiming at in the near future.

I'll probably take the token offer though, since I'd need to deposit $25 to get 100% bonus but I'd need another 7500 PP before I'd be able redeem it in whole...


better to get a rakeback promotion then a bonus deposit promotion, youll save way more money in the long term, i regret taking deposit promotions on my favorite sites.

     
  4-Feb-13, 00:18   #10
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KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
I dont know, gotta think this through. Although I said I won't deposit this year, I'll have to, just to be able to cashout when I need it. And this promotion kinda attracts me, cuz I only need to dep. minimum - $10, to get the $22.5 - which is like > 100% bonus and instant.

I read the FDB terms & conditions and way I see it, I'd gain more from single instant credit than their offer, main decision factor being I won't be limited by bonus expiry this way.

So my thought process:

"Deposit $10 and collect the $22.5 you've already earned" vs. "Deposit minimum $25, get another $25, but you have to clear it in 60 days, else it's lost"
First thought seems more logicall cuz it doesn't hold any more requirements, and is *more* in harmony with my NY resolution Cool

...guess I answered myself... lol

     
  4-Feb-13, 01:16   #11
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Posted by Jibberish:


better to get a rakeback promotion then a bonus deposit promotion, youll save way more money in the long term, i regret taking deposit promotions on my favorite sites.


Even though he has never deposited, it is too late for RB as he has already signed up to the site Sad Shame. Still - a 1st deposit bonus is probably worth more than the token you won in the Non-Depositors freeroll (though I do think that freeroll is a great idea on PKRs part). Are you sure you can't take the token AND the deposit bonus?

     
  4-Feb-13, 02:11   #12
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KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
No, I'm not really sure I can't have both but I believe it is like that. It says "after FIRST deposit" on both descriptions. Smile

About rakeback: surely, there's no fixed RB but I will be redeeming points for cash and only that so this will count as it. No BS imaginary foods, drinks,hotel rooms clothes, etc. (Although I think this is a fine touch by PKR for recreational player)

I think I'll just take the token and be done with it. PKR's known for it's constant reload promotions so I'll see what can be done about RB in the future.

Besides it wouldn't hurt to have another $20 reserve ready if I hit any bumps on the road. I'm moving to $0.30 stakes for this week and hope to reach .60 next Sunday.

I've played 118/188 $0.1 STTs so I didn't reach the pace but I've also started 2 days behind schedule so there wasn't enough time. I raked in some CG hands instead - really tight though as I cannot afford to lose much.

In the end, main thing that matters for this project is rake paid, otherwise I will burn.

This weeks goal is 150 $0.3 sngs, starting BR = $16.19

Impatient untill I reach 20 forum posts so I'll be able to post an image of my original workplan. Smile

Edited by KowKain (Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:20 GMT)


     
  4-Feb-13, 02:49   #13
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Posted by KowKain:

I think I'll just take the token and be done with it. PKR's known for it's constant reload promotions so I'll see what can be done about RB in the future.


I'm actually a long-time PKR player,l screen name on there is the same as here.. add me if you like. Heh - just saw you're from Slovenia, I'm actualy 1/4 Slovenian myself, my Grandma migrated from what was Yugoslavia, her siblings are still living in Slovenia now.

PKR offer 30% RB - but if you signed up without it, it's kinda tricky to get onto.. Happened to me and it took a while to get a good RB deal with the, I have 30% RB there now, but that was only after I made Platinum VIP level.

I've moved to stars now though, but I'll probably still play the odd MTT at PKR, I do enjoy their software.

GL there!

     
  4-Feb-13, 04:14   #14
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Jibberish 

Joined: May '11
Location: Canada
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 979
rackback is like unlocking little bonuses all the time and usually for around the same amount but it never ends lol

     
  4-Feb-13, 04:56   #15
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Posted by Jibberish:
rackback is like unlocking little bonuses all the time and usually for around the same amount but it never ends lol



edit completely misread you post, ignore my reply below

Yeah - this is true, it's not much use for when you're playing high stakes though, since the bonuses usually max out at around $300-$500. They used to always offer a 60 day $600 reload with 40% or better RB on it (when I first signed it was 225pts per $1, later was 250pts (40% RB) for a long time).

Now they're s**t - now it's more like 350-375 per $1 which really isn't very good rakeback.

PKR reload bonuses have really gone downhill over the last 12-18mths. The other thing is they used to be like clock-work, without fail every 60 days there was always another $600 reload. Now you never now when it's going to come and whether it will be 30days or 60days and lump some or incremental and what the RB% will be.



Much better if you can actually get onto the 30% RB deal they have!

     
  4-Feb-13, 06:10   #16
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
Interesting blog, i'll definately subscribe to it and check out your evolution Smile

As for pkr and hud i know there is a software you can use in order to be able to have the hud up but i do not have durther details...

     
  4-Feb-13, 06:23   #17
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Posted by Macubaas:
As for pkr and hud i know there is a software you can use in order to be able to have the hud up but i do not have durther details...


Yeah, there is an amateur HUD available, or at least there USED to be, not sure if it was updated for PKR 2.0 or not.. But it was a pretty s**t HUD compared to the major commercial ones, it was a bit of an in-joke on PKR.

You *CAN* also use HEM-1 with a kinda weird work-around, but it's a total mess and it's still not a "HUD" - but you could use the active-player display on HEM-1, not sure if that work-around still works either actually, on the new PKR client..


However - HEM-2 have officially announced support for PKR is coming, since PKR brought out the client that allowed separate windows for each table they began working on the HUD. So if you have HEM-2, eventually there'll be PKR HUD support. IMHO this is the only viable solution, nothing currently available (work around or not) for PKR is any good.

     
  4-Feb-13, 12:03   #18
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KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
Heh, nice to know someone from so far away that is part Slovenian. How come your grandma migrated? I've sent you friend request just now, btw.
So how did you like playing on PKR? I sense competition is pretty soft and I was already used to Pokerstars players - alot of them are actually quite good.

Yeah it's just like all other pokersites I guess. Small time players get bad RB deals, but what the hell, I don't intend to stay there forever Smile
I'll stick around on PKR, although it's not really comfortable for multitabling. I nearly burnt my eyes out trying to
'grid' multitable 9 Stt's. I've since put them in cascade so it's bit better now.

I've already spent enough time down here in the past - have about 200k hands on NL2 alone lol...


It would be nice if they added hud support for HEM2 but it's not mandatory, at least for these levels. For me, only thing that matters is handhistory so I can analyse & improve.

I've also sent some handhistories to HM2 support, hoping they'll find a way to fix that annoying bug. Check out my HEM2 thread if you have problems and see if maybe your solution lies there:

http://forums.holdemmanager.com/bug-reports/251161-hem-...

Anyway, I'd like to thank everyone for support I got so far. It's always nice to know one's efforts don't go unnoticed! Smile Smile

     
  4-Feb-13, 12:41   #19
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Posted by KowKain:
Heh, nice to know someone from so far away that is part Slovenian. How come your grandma migrated? I've sent you friend request just now, btw.


Sweet - I accepted the request. My G'ma left just from the war, think her and her family had a pretty rough time of it, It was still Yugoslavia at the time and civil war of course. She doesn't talk about it too much, but I guess the short of it was she wanted to get away.

Posted by KowKain:
Yeah it's just like all other pokersites I guess. Small time players get bad RB deals, but what the hell, I don't intend to stay there forever Smile
I'll stick around on PKR, although it's not really comfortable for multitabling. I nearly burnt my eyes out trying to
'grid' multitable 9 Stt's. I've since put them in cascade so it's bit better now.


Yeah - with RB basically PKR will offer you rakeback once you start raking $500+ per month, this is how I got on my deal, I signed for a NDB so no RB. Then later on I started playing/raking more and I got a deal after I raked >$500 for 3 months in a row. But the orginal deal I got was s**t:
0% RB if I raked under $500
10% RB for > $500
15% RB for >$1k
20% RB for >$2k

But then a bit further down the track I started raking >$2k a month and my VIP status was Platinum (I have a VIP manager there now) and I emailed him and managed to get a flat 30% deal, no matter how much I rake.

And yes, playing over 6 tables on PKR is pretty awkward.. It is better now they scrapped the stupid 'cards down' feature. But it still isn't great, 6 tables is fine, but 9 is really pushing it.

PKR 1.0 which is how I started on there, maxed out @ 4 tables.

Posted by KowKain:
It would be nice if they added hud support for HEM2 but it's not mandatory, at least for these levels. For me, only thing that matters is handhistory so I can analyse & improve.

I've also sent some handhistories to HM2 support, hoping they'll find a way to fix that annoying bug. Check out my HEM2 thread if you have problems and see if maybe your solution lies there:

http://forums.holdemmanager.com/bug-reports/251161-hem-...


Yeah - it supports the HH, which is why I bought HEM-2, just to use for analysis, but myself and a few other regs wrote to HEM-2 and explained that the tables are now windowed (optionally). Because the reason they never support PKR HUD was because all the tables were in the same window. But now you can separate them, HEM-2 have officially stated they've began work on a PKR HUD.. I've got the ticket number for the job somewhere in my emails..




Regarding PKR - I really love that site, it's easily my favourite site, I've made a ton of friends on there, I love that there's actually chat at the tables (beyond people just swearing and whining). The reason I left the site is purely because of the traffic, during standard time Aus is GMT+ 10hrs and currently with daylight savings we're actually GMT + 11hrs ! Which is just a nightmare for online poker.

Currently during most of Australian day time the traffic on pkr is around 900-1500 - pretty much can't get a SNG over $3 to run, and lucky to get more than 2-3 tables of cash > nl50.

So pretty much useless for grinding.. But hey - I made over $13K on PKR MTTs (scope unlocked) - and quite a bit more playing 6max cash nl100 and nl200


But I've moved to Stars now, I find I just don't have a choice due to the traffic for Australians at PKR.. I think I still have about $20 on PKR, so I'll play the odd MTT on there and see what happens..




Anyway - look forward to reading your blog.. PKR forums has a blog section too, the community there is really good and supportive if you want to put a write-up on there as well Smile Thumbs Up Lots of the good players on there will give you a hand with any hands you post and give you other general advice!

     
  4-Feb-13, 21:13   #20
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KowKain 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Slovenia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 109
Lol, what a coincidence! Guess I was wrong about me forfeiting the bonus offer with my deposit. I got this mail just today:

"" Congratulations MagnaKarta,

You showed your poker class in Sunday's $15,000 Non-Depositor freeroll to finish in place # 429 for a cash token prize of $22.50. Now you're ready to take it to the next level using your winnings.

To claim your $22.50 cash prize all you need to do is make a deposit of $10 or more using bonus code TOKEN before midnight, Sunday. You'll also receive a 100% bonus up to $150 * plus a ticket to the $20,000 Mini Masters entry to the $2,500 Depositors freeroll and five freeroll tickets to play for another $3,500. You earned your $ 22.50 prize - don't miss out! ""

Now all I have to do is thinkthrough how much I'm actually able to rake in 60 days I'll have available and deposit accordingly.


Yeah I guess I get off way better being in Slovenia, during my playing hours the peak of traffic is at around 5000 so I have no problem finding games that I play.

Sweet deal you got for yourself, being Platinum and all.I have to remember that in case I stay on long enough.
I'd probably try to get myself same deal u got. Cool

Anyway going off to play the last batch of games today, maybe I'll cut the number down to 6 for more quality decisions. Hope variance holds up, today I was running pretty good over
tourneys!

Abt your granma wanting to migrate: Guess I can imagine how she was feeling, now again beint a restless time in our country again. Sh*tloads of corrupted politicians and businessmen. Even came so far that people are actually protesting in the streets. Hope it ends soon, wouldn't want another civil war or anything.. I'm overreacting but still.. when s**t hits the fan it's never a pretty sight. Disagree

     
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