Goal: Infinity Billion Dollars

Posted 4 years ago

Hello!

I'm Darius and welcome to my thread. Okay, the goal might be a little optimistic, but what's the point of dreaming if you don't dream big? Laugh

A little about me.

I'm 27yo, I play and stream a lot of 100NL cash games and am working on solidly crushing on the stars 200NL games as well. I've played for years but always part time, either along with university or my job as a structural analyst. I also make some videos for this lovely site and they seem to get some good feedback so I'm glad you guys like them!

Graphs are fun so here's on of my last few 100NL hands.

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So... there's a plan, right?

I guess so! I decided to make this thread mainly for a couple reasons.
1) To track my progress.
2) To keep myself accountable with any goals I may have.
3) To post some fun hands. Smile

I don't currently have a concrete goal I need to stick to but I'll post them when I do. For now, lets just start off with a hand.

I'm a calling stationLaugh

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$1/$2 No Limit Holdem 888
6 Players

Blinds$1/$26
UTGHero $704.70
UTG+1 Tryus88 $248.44
CO mmmaaajjj $132.48
D Valera999 $354.11
SB Kingzpoker $204.55
BB bigmasterdro $207.95
Preflop
6$3Hero is UTG33
Hero raises to $6, 3 folds, Kingzpoker calls $5, 1 fold
Flop
2$1422K
Kingzpoker bets $13.30, Hero calls$13.30
Turn
2$40.602
Kingzpoker bets $38.57, Hero calls$38.57
River
2$117.74J
Kingzpoker goes all-in $146.68, Hero calls$146.68
Final Pot$411.10
Kingzpoker shows 45
Hero shows 33

Hero wins$407.10 (net +$202.55)
Kingzpoker lost $204.55
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Posted 4 years ago
Have a plan and stick to it! Words I live by daily

Your such a gent not even linking your twitch stream in here......let me do it for you CLICK ME

Super pumped to follow this and really happy to see it on our forum Smile

You thinking about going to the WSOP?
Posted 4 years ago
VGG Mr. Darius
Posted 4 years ago
It will be awsome. Darius pls share us detail plan of your week.
Posted 4 years ago
Legit crusher hype!
Posted 4 years ago
Detailed plan of the week

Ha! My schedule is always a mess. The only real consistent thing is the times I stream and the time I'm at work. I'm actually at work right now (Don't tell Bob). I assume you're more curious about the poker side but I don't really set a schedule for that. Since mindset is such an important part of playing I won't play if I don't feel like it and if I suddenly get the urge to then I will. I do try to set aside at least a few hours every week to study and discuss hands and strategy with other players I know.

WSOP

I really wanted to go this year, but as fate would have it something more important came up. I'm expecting my first child in a few months and there's so much to do! It makes more sense for me to put my time and bankroll dollars towards that instead. It's cool tho, I'll just bink the main event next year.

Updates

I didn't play too much poker over the weekend but had a couple decent sessions so things are going in the right direction. I'll post some more fun hands soon but, you know, the whole being at work thing. Smile

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Posted 4 years ago
@Komododragonjesus Some call down with 33 what was the thought process behind it? GL with the bankroll challenge
Posted 4 years ago
MDC: @Komododragonjesus Some call down with 33 what was the thought process behind it? GL with the bankroll challenge


I knew from a previous hand that his guy was either tilting, just plain nuts, or both. Against that I have no intention of folding even weak pairs and I might even call down ace high. Of course it'll be super high variance but judging by what he showed up with it'll be extremely profitable.

Bankroll challenge: 0.0000000000000000001% complete Laugh
Posted 4 years ago
Not going to lie and say I have been watching your twitch. But I think I remember seeing the name in the list I believe. Will make it a point to pop in next time and check it out if I see it listed. Best of luck with it.
Posted 4 years ago
Putting your first child before the WSOP..........you disappoint us as a community lol

Congrats bud!
Posted 4 years ago
How come I just saw this at 07:30 today then?

Will definitely be a belieber for this one and good luck with the baby dragon; y'know, I thought you were putting a bit of weight to.

Super congrats, I think the cool kids would say something like #sleepisforwimps.
Posted 4 years ago
Jon-PokerVIP: Putting your first child before the WSOP..........you disappoint us as a community lol

Congrats bud!


The kid's definitely gonna learn the game and be a crusher, does that count for anything? Smile

Pwll: How come I just saw this at 07:30 today then?

Will definitely be a belieber for this one and good luck with the baby dragon; y'know, I thought you were putting a bit of weight to.

Super congrats, I think the cool kids would say something like #sleepisforwimps.


I already don't sleep, this can't be good!

Mindset

Ok first concrete goal of the thread. Take breaks! Easy, right? This is more of a mindset goal than anything else but I've recently been using a strategy where I grind hard for about 30 minutes, take a break, then repeat. Same goes for anytime I lose a significant hand. Take a breather, get back to the A+ mindset and go on. I used to just grind for hours on end but I'm finding this really helps with my concentration and lets me grind longer sessions than I otherwise would. I find it kind of funny that I'll play a 4 hour session and take 10 breaks throughout but if it's stupid and it works then it's not stupid.

Poker
No complaints about how things have been going at the tables. 200NL has been rocky for me in the past but all my recent sessions have either gone well or I've lost money but I left I played well and that's all you can ask for. I put in about 10 hours of off-table studying since last weekend which is more than my usual week. I'm gonna try to stick to that for the foreseeable future.

Fun Hands

BTN here was playing every hand. CO actually swore at me after I shoved Smile

Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter
$0.50/$1 No Limit Holdem PokerStars
6 Players

Blinds$0.50/$16
UTG DancerNN1 $100
UTG+1 Redvajtka003 $85.48
CO DmCh11 $163.01
D maxxximkaXXX $172.23
SB clww $100
BBHero $294.19
Preflop
6$1.50Hero is BB9T
2 folds, DmCh11 raises to $2.70, maxxximkaXXX raises to $4.40, 1 fold, Hero calls$3.40, DmCh11 raises to $17.50, maxxximkaXXX calls $13.10, Hero calls$13.10
Flop
3$53.00QT9
Hero checks, DmCh11 bets $24, maxxximkaXXX calls $24, Hero goes all-in$276.69, DmCh11 folds, maxxximkaXXX goes all-in $130.73
Turn
2$508.42, 2 all-in 8
River
2$508.42, 2 all-in A
Final Pot$508.42
maxxximkaXXX shows high card Ace K7
Hero shows two pair, Tens and Nines 9T

Hero wins$505.92 (net +$211.73)
DmCh11 lost $41.50
maxxximkaXXX lost $172.23


RIP AA

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$0.50/$1 No Limit Holdem PokerStars
6 Players

Blinds$0.50/$16
UTG AddictAlex $100
UTG+1 kanghoo $121.45
COHero $100
D clww $100.88
SB 4balage4 $104.62
BB carlitos_spb $150.63
Preflop
6$1.50Hero is COAA
2 folds, Hero raises to $3, 2 folds, carlitos_spb raises to $9.50, Hero raises to $21, carlitos_spb calls $11.50
Flop
2$42.505Q4
carlitos_spb checks, Hero bets$13.32, carlitos_spb goes all-in $129.63, Hero goes all-in$65.68
Turn
2$251.13, 2 all-in Q
River
2$251.13, 2 all-in T
Final Pot$251.13
Hero shows two pair, Aces and Queens AA
carlitos_spb shows three of a kind, Queens Q9

carlitos_spb wins $248.63 (net +$98)
Hero lost$100


90% of the time this works every time.

Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter
$0.50/$1 No Limit Holdem PokerStars
5 Players

Blinds$0.50/$15
UTG 4balage4 $113.96
CO carlitos_spb $217.38
D AddictAlex $114.26
SB kanghoo $91.47
BBHero $102
Preflop
5$1.50Hero is BB9A
4balage4 raises to $2, 1 fold, AddictAlex calls $2, 1 fold, Hero calls$1
Flop
3$6.50KQ8
Hero checks, 4balage4 checks, AddictAlex checks
Turn
3$6.502
Hero bets$4.63, 4balage4 calls $4.63, AddictAlex folds
River
2$15.765
Hero bets$18.71, 4balage4 folds
Final Pot$34.47

Hero wins$33.68 (net +$8.34)
4balage4 lost $6.63
AddictAlex lost $2


Graph since last update

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Posted 4 years ago
I saw the Q9 v AA hand, you never have a cake when you need it do you. That was a great session though wasn't it, like drunk nl10 they were. In love

I started taking breaks after 30 minutes because I found that to be my best time span, I can play longer but need to stick to the plan of 30 minutes instead of 4 hours or whatever. It's very hard to do though when they games are running hot. Mindset alert. Kiss

Posted 4 years ago
That graph is just insane - is that across all sites?
Posted 4 years ago
That's mostly on PS but some 888 as well. Stakes is a mix of 100nl and 200nl.
Posted 4 years ago*
Wheee

Alright the last week as been a rocky one. I've been super busy with real life stuff and that's both added stress while I'm playing and taken away time from stuff like studying off the tables. I still got a few hours of study in but less than I'd like.

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That graph also includes some messing around at 25nl & 50nl to blow off steam. Definitely not +EV money wise but +EV fun wise Laugh

A few big hands

Here's my biggest hand of the week. Sometimes you get a gift.

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$1/$2 No Limit Holdem 888
6 Players

Blinds$1/$26
UTG CallMe_Dulli $203
UTG+1 NutCr4cker12 $304.92
COHero $211.92
D _F.R.O.S.T_ $246.80
SB MMentalist $212.50
BB ClaudioHoxha $80
Preflop
6$3Hero is CO44
1 fold, NutCr4cker12 raises to $6, Hero calls$6, 1 fold, MMentalist calls $5, ClaudioHoxha calls $4
Flop
4$244T3
MMentalist checks, ClaudioHoxha goes all-in $74, NutCr4cker12 goes all-in $298.92, Hero goes all-in$205.92, MMentalist folds
Turn
3$602.84, 3 all-in 2
River
3$602.84, 3 all-in 7
Final Pot$602.84
ClaudioHoxha shows 73
NutCr4cker12 shows QQ
Hero shows 44

Hero wins$505.84 (net +$293.92)
NutCr4cker12 collects $93.00 (net -$211.92)
MMentalist lost $6
ClaudioHoxha lost $80


Not the biggest loss, but close. Villain was 90+ VPIP, potted nearly every flop turn and river.

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$0.50/$1 No Limit Holdem PokerStars
5 Players

Blinds$0.50/$15
UTG P-MAN1234 $100
CO astmaa $262.35
D snwmn88 $265.41
SBHero $184.40
BB ManFer85 $138.96
Preflop
5$1.50Hero is SBKQ
P-MAN1234 raises to $2.50, astmaa calls $2.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $11, ManFer85 calls $10, P-MAN1234 calls $8.50, astmaa calls $8.50
Flop
4$448Q8
Hero checks, ManFer85 checks, P-MAN1234 checks, astmaa bets $41.80, Hero calls$41.80, ManFer85 folds, P-MAN1234 folds
Turn
2$127.60T
Hero checks, astmaa bets $132, Hero goes all-in$131.60
River
2$391.20, 1 all-in 6
Final Pot$391.20
astmaa shows a full house, Eights full of Sixes 86
Hero shows two pair, Queens and Eights KQ

astmaa wins $388.70 (net +$203.90)
ManFer85 lost $11
P-MAN1234 lost $11
Hero lost$184.40


Thought this was an ok spot for a raise with T9 and JT blockers. I don't think I bluffraise these spots nearly enough.

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$1/$2 No Limit Holdem 888
6 Players

Blinds$1/$26
UTG Gull53 $256.61
UTG+1 BadJuJu56 $92.40
CO helle888 $368.19
DHero $381.60
SB CoconuTree $1,506.35
BB flaflofly $200
Preflop
6$3Hero is BTN9J
3 folds, Hero raises to $4, CoconuTree calls $3, flaflofly calls $2
Flop
3$12789
CoconuTree checks, flaflofly checks, Hero checks
Turn
3$12Q
CoconuTree bets $8, flaflofly folds, Hero calls$8
River
2$28J
CoconuTree bets $8, Hero raises to $40, CoconuTree folds
Final Pot$76

Hero wins$73.80 (net +$21.80)
CoconuTree lost $20
flaflofly lost $4


Ran into 3 pair

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$1/$2 No Limit Holdem 888
6 Players

Blinds$1/$26
UTG NutCr4cker12 $554.82
UTG+1 Edu_Harvard $232.37
CO helle888 $514.72
D flaflofly $355.72
SBHero $316.38
BB BezDelem $266.95
Preflop
6$3Hero is SB98
4 folds, Hero raises to $6, BezDelem calls $4
Flop
2$1287J
Hero checks, BezDelem bets $8, Hero calls$8
Turn
2$288
Hero bets$17, BezDelem raises to $61.20, Hero calls$44.20
River
2$150.40A
Hero checks, BezDelem goes all-in $191.75, Hero calls$191.75
Final Pot$533.90
Hero shows 98
BezDelem shows J7

Hero wins$529.90 (net +$262.95)
BezDelem lost $266.95


Then I got 3 pair myself Laugh Breaking this one down a bit I actually think getting counterfeited on the turn was great for me since it completely removed KTs from villain's range and probably brings him down to just 1 combo of 77 and 1 combos of TT (maybe) for value.

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$1/$2Zoom No Limit Holdem PokerStars
6 Players

Blinds$1/$26
UTG K-STRUP $361.41
UTG+1 dazzy2004 $241.25
CO szybki_kolo $221.08
DHero $203
SB MatrixFire $204.96
BB takkunn0626 $284.37
Preflop
6$3Hero is BTNK7
3 folds, Hero raises to $4, MatrixFire calls $3, takkunn0626 calls $2
Flop
3$127TK
MatrixFire checks, takkunn0626 checks, Hero bets$8.55, MatrixFire raises to $28, takkunn0626 folds, Hero calls$19.45
Turn
2$68T
MatrixFire bets $32.62, Hero calls$32.62
River
2$133.242
MatrixFire goes all-in $140.34, Hero goes all-in$138.38
Final Pot$411.96
Hero shows two pair, Kings and Tens K7
MatrixFire shows a pair of Tens JQ

Hero wins$407.25 (net +$204.25)
MatrixFire collects $1.96 (net -$203)
takkunn0626 lost $4
Posted 4 years ago
Hah so many overshoves. Is this normal now? Laugh
Posted 4 years ago
Joshk81: Hah so many overshoves. Is this normal now? :D


Preeeetty much Smile
Posted 4 years ago
Update!

This week as still been pretty swingy but I'm at least going in the right direction! I've been playing mostly 100nl with a bit of 200nl. I haven't had the chance to test at 200z lately but the 200 SNAP games have been alive and well. There's an interesting dynamic on 888 since they don't have a ton of players. It's usually either the 100nl game runs or the 200nl one does, it's rarely both. This has actually been great because it's a lot of the same players playing at both levels? Have an edge against these 100nl players and want to play high? BOOM you got it Smile

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Study

Mentally I think I've been really solid. Forcing a lot of breaks is still doing its job. I'm still putting a good amount of study into my week and I'm happy about that. I've been chatting with some other players at my level and one of them did one of those Database Analysis leakfinder things. He said it was amazing and described some of the really specific filters they use to pinpoint leaks. One that came up I thought was interesting was river call efficiency. For anyone that doesn't know this it's basically how often are you making money when you call a river bet. An efficiency of 1 is breakeven and anything above that is profit. Of course, anything below 1 means you're losing money on average which is never good. I've always knew about this stat and checked it sometimes but what I never did was go into specifics.

What's my RCE in tiny pots?
15+ bb pots?
50+ bb pots?
200 bb pots?

All those are vastly different spots and you can easily have positive RCE overall but still be losing significantly in certain spots while making up for it in others. In these spots, which hands are making money and which aren't? I'm still looking into it Smile but I feel like I've discovered a new way to look at my stats that I'm really excited about! And of course stuff like this can be allied to all sorts of stats.

Fun hands

These spots are typically so disgusting. Nice to see a balance check paying off.

Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter
$1/$2 No Limit Holdem 888
6 Players

Blinds$1/$26
UTG PeteGibbons1 $542.84
UTG+1 Winnerti $200
CO NutCr4cker12 $210.40
D Valera999 $298.07
SBHero $565.95
BB Harlemi $160
Preflop
6$3Hero is SBQA
1 fold, Winnerti raises to $6, NutCr4cker12 calls $6, Valera999 raises to $26, Hero raises to $63, 1 fold, Winnerti folds, NutCr4cker12 folds, Valera999 calls $37
Flop
2$140TJ8
Hero bets$40, Valera999 calls $40
Turn
2$2209
Hero checks, Valera999 goes all-in $195.07, Hero calls$195.07
River
2$610.14, 1 all-in 7
Final Pot$610.14
Valera999 shows KK
Hero shows QA

Hero wins$606.14 (net +$308.07)
Valera999 lost $298.07
Winnerti lost $6
NutCr4cker12 lost $6


I thought that after he checks flop I can take this hand down a TON.

Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter
$1/$2 No Limit Holdem 888
6 Players

Blinds$1/$26
UTG Enl1ght $1,310.06
UTG+1 Valera999 $412.35
CO EbolaVD $257.90
DHero $953.74
SB messaires $223.45
BB open_bluff $423
Preflop
6$3Hero is BTN4A
Enl1ght raises to $5.75, 2 folds, Hero raises to $20, 2 folds, Enl1ght raises to $53.50, Hero calls$33.50
Flop
2$1103J5
Enl1ght checks, Hero checks
Turn
2$1108
Enl1ght bets $54, Hero raises to $128, Enl1ght calls $74
River
2$3669
Enl1ght checks, Hero bets$252, Enl1ght folds
Final Pot$618

Hero wins$614 (net +$180.50)
Enl1ght lost $181.50


Poker is dead, everyone's solid.

Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter
$0.50/$1 No Limit Holdem PokerStars
6 Players

Blinds$0.50/$16
UTG GovernmentR $135.81
UTG+1 MDP#009# $108.04
COHero $132.93
D jomapel $100
SB undocontrol $100
BB Delpan113 $249.07
Preflop
6$1.50Hero is COQQ
2 folds, Hero raises to $3, 2 folds, Delpan113 raises to $13, Hero raises to $31, Delpan113 calls $18
Flop
2$62.50A57
Delpan113 checks, Hero checks
Turn
2$62.508
Delpan113 goes all-in $218.07, Hero goes all-in$101.93
River
2$382.50, 2 all-in 4
Final Pot$382.50
Hero shows a pair of Queens QQ
Delpan113 shows high card Ace QK

Hero wins$263.86 (net +$130.93)
Delpan113 collects $116.14 (net -$132.93)


Posted 4 years ago
I've been away and super busy with stuff and then return for a browse on here and see the almighty Darius has started a journey thread! WOOP!

Just read through all the posts so far, it looks like it's going dandy!

Great to see you're doing a lot of study too! Everyone always seems to have their own study methods, what works best for you?

Also, congrats on the baby bromeo!

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