Wednesday, September 24, 2008

10000 hands!!! Profit of $48.45 :)



Hi,

I have reached my goal of 10000 hands (in fact I have played 10212 hands) and I manage to be profitable in the end. From my initial capital received from pokerstrategy.com of $50 Im now up with $98.45. Here is the latest graph:


My best and worst hands didnt change from my last post which probably also means that my game improved and I have not being exposing my bankroll as before.

You still have 2 weeks to register on the competition and send me your 10000 hands. Remember that the most profitable player will get $80!!!

I hope Í can start receiving your results to publish them on my blog soon!

Best regards,

Tuk

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Profit at last - 7918 hands and +$56,31


Hi,

Its time for another update of my own performance on the competition I started on he past 8th of September and that it will be running until the 8th of October. If you want you can still join as long as you manage to present your 10000 hands on time.

I have finally manage to control some of my bankroll killing instintcs and after 7918 hands Im back on profit with +$56,31! The biggest change was that Im now much more focused than before and of course Im also getting a few more AA and KK than before :)

Please consider the updated graph:



Most profitable hand so far: +$11.74

Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with 6h, 7h
Hero calls $0.10, UTG+2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB checks.

Flop: ($0.50) 4h, Ac, 3h (5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, UTG+2 raises to $0.60, MP3 calls $0.60, SB folds, BB raises to $0.90, Hero calls $0.60, UTG+2 calls $0.30, MP3 calls $0.30.

Turn: ($4.10) Jd (4 players)
BB checks, Hero checks, UTG+2 checks, MP3 checks.

River: ($4.10) 5d (4 players)
BB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $4.78 (All-In), UTG+2 calls $4.78, MP3 folds, BB calls $3.28.

Final Pot: $18.44

Most unprofitable hand so far: -$10,10

Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with Kh, Kd
UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, BU raises to $1.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3.30, BU raises to $10.10 (All-In), Hero calls $6.80.

Flop: ($20.35) Ts, 5c, Ac
Turn: ($20.35) Js
River: ($20.35) 8s

Final Pot: $20.35

Im only missing 2000 hands to complete my first 10000 hands but so far Im really happy with my performance as I managed to double up my starting money.

Thats is for today, I will be back soon with another update!

Best regards,
Tuk

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Profitability in 10000 hands - Update!



Hi,

I would like to give you a quick update on my own performance for the competition to see who is the most profitable player in 10000 poker hands during 1 month.

1 week after the competition started I have played 6045 hands and Im still on negative profitability: -$7.55

I have generated $44.87 in rake and created 123 pokerstrategy points (still missing 1 day update of 1250 hands)

So far Im not being able to go to green and stay on green. Im also testing a few diferent ways of playing and that might be the reason for this "bad" results... I should have stick to the pokerstrategy suggestion of the Short Stack Strategy.

All in all apart from the fact that Ive been able to generate enough party points to join Party Poker promotional 50K tournament next Saturday everything else is being just boring... I might need to continue after the 10000 hands to see if I can present a nice upward trend graph :)

Most profitable hand so far: +$9.06

Preflop: Hero is UTG with Ad, Ah

Hero raises to $0.50, UTG+1 raises to $1.50, 8 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, UTG+1 calls $1.50.

Flop: ($6.15) 3s, 7c, Qs (2 players)

Hero checks, UTG+1 checks.

Turn: ($6.15) 5s (2 players)

Hero bets $2.50, UTG+1 calls $2.50.

River: ($11.15) 8d (2 players)

Hero raises $4.40 (All-In), UTG+1 calls $4.40.

Final Pot: $19.95


Most unprofitable hand so far: -$8,80

Preflop: Hero is BU with 4s, 4h

3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40, SB raises to $0.80, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40.

Flop: ($2.10) 5h, 3c, 6s (2 players)

SB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

Turn: ($4.10) 9c (2 players)

SB bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

River: ($8.10) 8d (2 players)

SB checks, Hero bets $5.00, SB calls $5.00.

Final Pot: $18.10

If you have the time I would love to receive your feedback.
Please remember that the competition will be open for you to register until the 8th of October as long as you can follow the registration requirements as per my initial post.

Best regards,

Tuk

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Monday, September 15, 2008

The TukTuk Poker Model continues to release free poker money - $7997.50!


Hi,

Just want to give you another update on the statistics, the top 3 promotion and a few more payments done.

The TukTuk poker model in action! Since I started this idea of giving back the refer a friend money we have successufully released $7997.50! Thats amazing, I never thought that my actions would lead to so much money released for free! This only inspires me to continue and Im sure soon we will reach the $10000! Here is the table with all statistics:


On my top 10 promotion things are starting to warm up and we have now 7 players closer to get the full $250 back. "yogev" is 1 of the most recent friends that registered through me and he is performing really well! Here is the top 10 ranking:


In terms of payments I will leave another 2 examples from friends that have received their money back from me - remember that you need to send me an email confirming to where you want to receive your payment:





Thats it for today! As you now Im also running a competition to see whos the most profitable player in 10000 hands and I will soon post another update of my own performance!

See you soon!

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Are you an IT expert? Do you want to work for pokerstrategy?



Hello!

Pokerstrategy.com is looking for IT experts to join their team, more specifically they are looking for a web designer, web developer or system administrator. If you would like to read more have a look to this link.

Why am I spreading the word?

Well pokerstrategy is giving $5000 to those who manage to successfully refer a person to fill in the IT positions and $1000 for any other position, so I will be using the same principle of the tuktuk poker model i.e. if you get a job and tell pokerstrategy that you become aware of this opportunity because of me - tuktukbkk - then I will give you back 50% of the referral money - $2500 or $500 depending on the position you fill in!

If you are looking for a job within the poker industry this might be the one you are looking for!

Good luck with your job interview!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Not exactly the best way to start: -$11,33 :(



Hello,

As you know the competition to see who is the most profitable player in 10000 hands started yesterday. I have posted this on pokerstrategy.com in different forums and the feedback and support received so far is great! Thank you!

Before jumping into my own results I would like to make note of two important details:

1 - The competition will be running until the 8th of October and during this period of time you can always join as long as you able to provide the 10000 hands for the final result.

2 - During this period of time you can play as many hands as you like and you can pick the best 10000 consecutive hands to be presented for the final result.

As you know I will be testing this concept on my own and I have played the first hands yesterday in Party Poker - what a bad start... I lost $11,33 in 773 hands played.
I played 6 tables at the same time applying the pokerstrategy short stack strategy and for a period of 2 hours.

Here is the graph:



Not that Im trying to find an excuse for this bad start but never try to play poker when you have family visiting and a small kid running around you constantly asking for you to go and play! Your focus and concentration on your actions will be -120% :)

I will also post my most profitable and loss giving hand for your analysis and maybe you could give me some feedback on what should I do better next time :) both to maximize my profits or minimize my loss:

Most profitable hand session: +$5,28

Preflop: Hero is SB with As, Ad
3 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, 2 folds, BU raises to $0,50, Hero raises to $1,00, BB folds, MP2 calls $0,90, BU calls $0,50.

Flop: ($3,10) Kc, 7h, 8h (3 players)
Hero bets $0,50, MP2 calls $0,50, BU calls $0,50.

Turn: ($4,60) 3s (3 players)
Hero bets $0,60, MP2 calls $0,60, BU calls $0,60.

River: ($6,40) Jh (3 players)
Hero raises $0,70 (All-In), MP2 calls $0,70, BU calls $0,70.

Final Pot: $8,50

Hero shows a pair of aces (As Ad)
BU shows high card ace with king kicker (Qs Ah)
MP2 shows a pair of kings (Tc Ks)
Hero wins with a pair of aces (As Ad)

Worst hand of the session: -$5,86

Preflop: Hero is BB with Qc, Qh
UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0,40, 6 folds, Hero raises to $1,00, UTG+2 raises to $1,60, Hero calls $0,60.

Flop: ($3,25) 7h, Kd, Ts (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $1,10, Hero calls $1,10.

Turn: ($5,45) 6h (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $2,90, Hero raises to $3,16 (All-In), UTG+2 calls $0,26.

River: ($11,77) Th

Final Pot: $11,77

Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens (Qc Qh)
UTG+2 shows two pairs, aces and tens (Ad Ah)
UTG+2 wins with two pairs, aces and tens (Ad Ah)

Its funny how attached I can be to the ladies :)

I have to run now as I still have my family here to visit me (during the next 7 days) but I will soon post the updated statistics and the results on the top 10 promotion.

I hope you can help me promoting this competition with your friends so please send this blog link to them! Thank you!

Best regards,
Tuk

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Quest for profitability in 10000 poker hands - Competition!



Hi,

Im starting a new competition online for all that have registered through my blog on pokerstrategy where the objective is to see how profitable you are after playing 10000 hands. For the top 5 most profitable players this is will be the prize money:

1st - $80
2nd - $60
3rd - $40
4th - $20
5th - $10

The competition will be open from 8th of September until the 8th of October and during this period you will be able to compare your performance with all the others who will join this competition. All you need to do is register on pokerstrategy using my link and send me a email with your registration nickname and that you wish to participate in this competition.

I will also join and I will start with my current bankroll of $49.75 that I have on Party Poker and I will post my own performance during this period of time. But of course I will not be eligible for the prizes.

Some rules need to be defined to make the competition equal to everyone:

1 - You will have to play no-limit Texas Holdem at the $0.05/$0.10 level.
2 - You should start with a bankroll of $50
3 - You need to be able to present your statistics for this specific competition using one of the many available tools - my suggestion is that you use the poker elephant developed by pokerstrategy.com (if you dont have this available yet you can download it here and use this software for free during 21 days which I guess will be more than enough to play the 10000 hands.). Another suggestion would be PokerTracker 3 where you could use their 60 day trial period.
4 - The starting date will be 8th of September 2008 and the last day for you to send me your statistics will be the 8th of October 2008. After that within 5 working days I will announce the winners. The 10000 hands need to be proven as played during this period of time.
5 - Profitability will be measured in US dollars. In case you play in other currencies the rate of exchange at the date of today will be used for calculation.
6 - You need to have registered on pokerstrategy.com using my referral link and confirmed your registration nick by email to tuktukbkk@gmail.com. This competition is, of course, open for all that have already register with me before. All you need to do is send me an email confirming that you would like to join. A minimum of 10 players will be required to join for this competition to be valid.
7 -The prizes will be paid using the inter account transfers in 1 of the following poker platforms - PokerStars, Full Tilt, Titan Poker, Mansion Poker, Party Poker (only for the prizes above $50 due to PartyPoker restriciton). Other platforms will be considered if required.

You will probably see me around for the next 6 days promoting my competition so if you can help me spreading the word around either by sending this post by email to all your friends who might want to join or/and leave a post/comment in 1 of your favourite forums or blogs.

Any questions please drop me an email to tuktukbkk@gmail.com

Good luck and let the games begin!

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