Mark’s personal bankroll building project; update 2

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Here’s the good news first: I now have a net profit of 32,15$, a 78$ bankroll and I’ve played 35,15 session hours in total. The bad news is that I have still been having problems with my connection at Celeb Poker. My theory is that my Internet connection is  incompatible with their software….makes no sense I know, but damn it it’s all I’ve got. But come to think of it my Celeb Poker bad news is not bad news after all; today I got so sick of timing out that I cashed out from Celeb Poker (GASP!) and deposited my entire 85$ bankroll at Everest Poker. What joy! Despite loosing 7$ of my bankroll, I got to multitable 3 tables for an hour with no problems what so ever. Watch out all you fellow 0,05/0,10c No Limit players, the grinding monster is back with a vengeance.

In the wake of my new found enthusiasm, I have also set new goals for myself:


  • Reach 200$ by playing 0,05/0,10c 10$ max buyin tables and small stakes tourneys (max 2$)
  • Move up in limits when the 200$ goal has been reached


So far I’m earning on average a buck an hour, so I will reach 200$ in about 120 hours from now if I continue on the same track….let’s hope Lady Luck can give me a boost. 120 hours is a long time.


Here’s a selection of my session updates posted throughout this week in my bankroll building thread:




I managed to play 3 session hours yesterday while discussing the future of pokerbrb with my two friends and co founders.
Rest assured that the future looks bright
I had a bad start to both my sessions, reloading almost 10$ which is a full buyin.
On one table I had AJ on a JJ4 board against KK, of course a king comes dancing along on the river.
On the other table I tried to bluff…enough said
Fortunately I made a nice double up with KK on a Qxx flop. I went all in on the flop to fake madness and my opponent called. I’m pretty sure he had a Q so I was unhappy to say the least when another Q hit on the turn. But this time the K came dancing on the river to my tune.


Session hours played: 28,5
+/- : 23,3$
Total bankroll: 47€
Ha ha….sometimes you get lucky
Check this hand out. I should not have called his turn all in…was pretty sure he had the flush. But hey, I had outs for a full house and even better 4 of a kind

***** Hand 1116826143 *****
0.05/0.10 Texas Hold’em (No Limit ) – 10. juni 2008 22:11:04
TH Mini 24 (Real /Cash Game )
Seat 1: VicNadal (13.89)
Seat 2: Saxon4 (6.17)
Seat 3: \Akhilles/ (15.20)
Seat 4: viv_viv (2.62)
Seat 5: alppis (10.21)
Seat 6: Hero (10.16)
Seat 7: CafeCream (10.76)
Seat 8: johanchung (9.85)
Seat 9: Hugo74 (11.48)
Seat 10: BKQ8000 (9.93)
BKQ8000 post SB 0.05
VicNadal post BB 0.10
** Deal **
VicNadal [N/A, N/A]
Saxon4 [N/A, N/A]
\Akhilles/ [N/A, N/A]
viv_viv [N/A, N/A]
alppis [N/A, N/A]
Hero [Jc, 10h]
CafeCream [N/A, N/A]
johanchung [N/A, N/A]
Hugo74 [N/A, N/A]
BKQ8000 [N/A, N/A]
*** Bet Round 1 ***
Saxon4 Fold
\Akhilles/ Fold
viv_viv Fold
alppis Fold
Hero Call 0.10
CafeCream Raise to 0.50
johanchung Call 0.50
Hugo74 Fold
BKQ8000 Fold
VicNadal Call 0.50
Hero Call 0.50
*** Flop(Board): *** : [10c, 9s, 10s]
*** Bet Round 2 ***
VicNadal Check
Hero Check
CafeCream Check
johanchung Bet 0.90
VicNadal Fold
Hero Raise to 2.82
CafeCream Fold
johanchung Call 2.82
*** Turn(Board): *** : [10c, 9s, 10s, 6s]
*** Bet Round 3 ***
Hero Check
johanchung All-in 6.53
Hero Call 6.53
*** River(Board): *** : [10c, 9s, 10s, 6s, 10d]
*** Showdown *** : Rake: 1.03 Total Pot: 19.72
VicNadal Fold Win: 0.00
\Akhilles/ Fold Win: 0.00
viv_viv Fold Win: 0.00
alppis Fold Win: 0.00
Hero [Jc, 10h] Four of a kind, tens Win: 19.72
CafeCream Fold Win: 0.00
johanchung [As, 2s] Ace high flush Win: 0.00
Hugo74 Fold Win: 0.00
BKQ8000 Fold Win: 0.00

/ Mark
Tough folds
I have had to make some tough folds today.

The first one:

Me QQ, the player before me raises 5xBB and I reraise 18xBB. He goes allin and I had to fold (decided beforehand that an allin reraise from him probably meant KK or AA)
What do you think?

The second one:

I call a preflop raise of 2xBB with 67 and hit two pair on a 674 board (2 clubs). First to act bets 0,3$ and I reraise to 1,3$. He comes over the top with a 3,3$ reraise. I fold, figuring I am either beaten by a straight or a set.
On these small tables a reraise means you are beat 9 out of 10 times unless you have the nuts.
What do you think?

/ Mark



Internet dodgy again

So I only got to play 1,5 session hours before my connection started screwing me again. I have made the decision to withdraw my bankroll from Celeb Poker and deposit somewhere else. I have the feeling that my Internet connection and the Celeb Poker software are not compatible.

Here’s my last update from Celeb Poker:

Session hours played: 32,15

+/- : +38,45

I have also made a graph over my hourly net income and accumulated net profit. Check it out here (the stats are not that impressive)

Overview of my progress so far

/ Mark


 See you at the tables folks…good luck to you all.

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