$150 to SNE - Fixing leaks

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A lot of players asked me how I made SNE from $150 in 2012 so I decided to post translated articles from my old dead website where I was posting weekly updates in Slovak language. After last blog I will announce how you can get free coaching from me, enjoy!


Due to my trip to Pardubice I was not able to report last weeks since I had a lot of stuff to do when I came back. There was not much to report about anyway, the rest of the stay went the same way - busting out of tourneys.

I think I played quite badly in all the MTTs, I play them only occasionally online, so I do not have that much skill and experience in them. I spend a lot of time in the sit & go arena playing €50 games most likely not optimally since it took me a while to get used to... well, everything - tournament structure, players etc. I stopped playing them altogether later on sa the traffic kept worsening and spent more time talking to all my friends and guys I know from online world, which was much more +EV than playing.

It was thanks to all the staking I did not end up down THAT much as two of my friends won a nice chuck of money in a relatively short time - one of them on the cash game tables, the second one in a high roller sit & go. These two guys pretty much covered my expenses.

The weather was still quite hot once I got home so I really did not feel like playing for some time and spent more time analysing the game of regs I often play against. I will say though that I feel like I get often mislead by the size of my stack - I noticed I sometimes do not really realise how much BBs I got, but instead just say to myself that I am "super short" and have to push/call much lighter than it's probably good in those spots.

I also noticed lot of big mistakes on the 15/30 level where I played too tight, but at the same time did not fold enough to 3-bets from tight players. I tried to work on all this stuff in ICMIZER and I am also slowly working out how to exploit some regs. The result so far is satisfying, I feel much better about my game and the EV line looks decent as well. I do believe I can improve my game to the max this month so that I will have enough motivation to grind some sick volume once the summer is over and hope my next move up to $30 won't go as bad.



And statistics:

SNGs played: 12,924

ROI: 2%

Profit: $1,092

Bonuses: SCOOP reload $210, VIP stellar rewards $350, Refund $22, Battle of planets $40

Total profit: $1,714

Bankroll: $1,864

VPPs: 30,930

Hourly rate: $9,16

Average VPPs needed a day to reach SNE: 6873


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