January 04, 2012

Recent Graph and Interesting Dilema

So as I mentioned in my first post, I have been jumping from site to site to clear bonuses  and get kickbacks from sites like pokersource and boogster. It was a great way to come up with much needed cash, build some semblance of a micro roll, and grind hands on different networks. At the same time, I did have financial obligations to fulfill, and as such, grinded the level I knew I could beat to come up with the needed amount, while at the same time clearing some bonuses. What I learned after the process, is that most sites have fish, but the reg to fish ratio isn't great. To some degree or another, there will be regs that are competent for the stake, and nits that do nothing but fold. Obviously this is beatable if one adjusts correctly, ie you steal more, isolate and cbet more etc. But when playing the micros, the pots are small and your winrate if you are a winning player tends to be a more gradual incline. On the contrary, there is one site that for some reason these characteristics don't seem to apply. Pots get massive in relation to the buy in, people stack off with gutters, and as long as the occasional beat doesn't tilt you too much, you should be able to grind out buy in after buy in from the kids that just love to gamble with their blackjack winnings.

I enjoy playing here and I think I have adjusted well to the game. My stats are very different from what they would be on stars or other more reg infested sites, and the way I play on this particular site would not work elsewhere. With that being said, I have no rakeback and no bonus left to clear so it makes sense to move elsewhere until I do indeed move up in stakes (my constant battle of knowing how much I need to come up with while at the same time keeping a small amount to play is never ending if I don't alter something). Playing roughly 40 hours if my math is close to correct, I can play on another ongame skin and get a $215 bonus through the affiliate I signed up with. However, doing so would mean leaving a game I am very comfortable playing and a game I have done well in, to pursue the bonus under more normal/ probably won't crush (at least for my skill level) circumstances. I think I have to just suck it up and do it, and try to profit at the same time( over small sample, my winrate on a similar site was half of the above mentioned goldmine). So that is my current plan for the coming week and we will see how it goes. Below is my graph for the past month at 10 NL on this site which doesn't include bonuses. I was also lucky to grind enough to clear bonuses on 3 other sites. Good luck and let me know if any of you have any feedback. Gracias!

Posted By kerwinty at 08:03 PM



Gambools posted on January 04, 2012 at 20:46 PM


Very nice - keep it up!

Zialum posted on January 04, 2012 at 21:10 PM



Personally, I'd keep crushing and moving up in the game you are destroying rather than going for bonuses and rakeback.

cheapskate8 posted on January 04, 2012 at 21:47 PM


yeah keep focusing on getting better and building a bankroll and soon the amounts you talk about for bonus will not even come close to the winnings at higher stakes.

Zialum posted on January 04, 2012 at 23:04 PM


Were you running 100bb/100 for the first 1K hands?

Got dayum

karmabobby posted on January 04, 2012 at 23:47 PM


iPokers for rakeback, nothing else really comes close. Then you can just focus on your game instead of site hopping.

kerwinty posted on January 05, 2012 at 03:45 AM


Not sure about the first 1k hands Zialum, but it was high, until the downswing at 34 k hands was 19.8/100. at 14/100 at this point. And played my first marathon session on the other skin and over adjusted horribly for 4 stacks over first hour. Think I'm getting close to even but definitely an adjustment. Thanks for reading.

PrinzVonHapunkt posted on January 05, 2012 at 09:36 AM


Would you mind exchanging screennames?
I play on ongame also and like to know the regs ;)

kerwinty posted on January 06, 2012 at 17:58 PM


prinz- if you share yours? lol.. I'm Kerwinty1 on ongame...

PrinzVonHapunkt posted on January 31, 2012 at 18:06 PM


Oh, just wanted to write "figured it out by myself because it was so original" because I just saw you playing and I didnt think "kerwinty" was a common word

I'm peter_pantz btw
that's gonna end up in some leveling wars I think if we ever play BvB or something

kerwinty posted on January 31, 2012 at 18:26 PM


whats up better. I'll look out for you at the tables. Man it has been juicy the last two days. I ptr'd a couple of guys I hadn't seen before and each were down over $100 at 10nl in less than 300 hands! Have no idea where I derived name from, was sitting at computer in 2006 trying to think of screen name for absolute poker or something and those letters just sorta formed a word lol....

kerwinty posted on January 31, 2012 at 18:26 PM


I mean whats up Peter )

PrinzVonHapunkt posted on January 31, 2012 at 18:59 PM


yeah last days went really well on my part aswell, keep crushing :)


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