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Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Debating Desires

Being a professional for over 2 years has definitely changed my perspective on some things. Wow, has it really been four months since I’ve done one of these' I swear that the layoff didn’t feel anywhere near that extensive. During my apparently lengthy time away from my keyboard I’ve done a great deal of reflecting on my own ambitions. My attitude regarding the poker industry has ...
Published: Mar 24th, 2014

Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Only 3 weeks

It's only been 3 weeks since I did any blogging, meh. I was in Durant in April and had a less than amazing 0-12 MTT series and about break-even at cash. Hey, cant win them all, but it was a disappointing series. Nevertheless I came back to Tulsa planning to take a couple days off then get back to grinding, but I got a nasty head cold and was completely out of it for two weeks. I don't get sick ...
Published: May 14th, 2013

Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Stir The Pot... One Drop...

It's funny... on the night I tweet: There's a slew of silly drama in the poker community. Let's not harbor it. #Ambassador — Tristan Wade (@TristanCre8ive) July 2, 2014 I return to blogging. You probably heard about Daniel Colman, I am not going to give an interview or explanations. I'm here for a reason. The same way Colman was on his way to winning over FIFTEEN (15) MILLION DOLLARS in ...
Published: Jul 2nd, 2014

Join Date: Mar 26th, 2007
130 May Summary

I'm not good at blogging here anymore. I had my worst month ever this May. As a matter of fact, May and Aprils losses have erased my entire profit from Jan/Feb/March. Sick to say after 5 months of the year I have broken even. FTOPS/SCOOP were very bad to me as were most MTTs. The times I FT'ed I'd get 7th,8th,9th and wasn't getting top 3 finishes. I guess I've been lucky to never run really bad. ...
Published: Jun 2nd, 2010

Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 People Are The Problem

I have to keep music on or I'll probably go insane right now. I do not know if I am right about anything, but I enjoy writing. It seems to go much faster when I write about something I actually think about, something I can actually pick my teeth with. I read a book once describing a central problem with consistent growth in humans. We harness the Earth for natural resources. We can only ...
Published: Nov 3rd, 2012

Join Date: Sep 9th, 2008
93 2014 Year in Review

I haven't blogged since last year's relatively early exit from the WSOP Seniors event. Not much else happened poker-wise in 2013. I played a NLH Cash game, along with my older brother, at Parx Casino in Philly. Both of us managed to lose our entire $150 Buy-Ins without winning a hand. I lost my bankroll on a single hand when my Pocket Queens were cracked by a 75o straight. This year was a bit ...
Published: Nov 22nd, 2014

Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
78 August Results/September

**View my full blog at: for additional information and annual profit** **Follow me on Twitter @Adamsapple19** Been a bit since my last post. I've really been putting in heavy volume and the results weren't such that I much felt like posting. As stated in my last post, I continue to decipher the evolution of the online game since Black Friday. It's been an incredible couple of months, a ...
Published: Sep 5th, 2015

Join Date: Feb 28th, 2005
75 QQ - not sure about this

Full Tilt Poker Game #8675337289: $40,000 Guarantee (66095704), Table 13 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:42:37 ET - 2008/10/26 Seat 1: Bertrand13 (5,150) Seat 2: Michnak (5,140) Seat 3: Bogge_1 (2,215) Seat 4: berkey11 (1,050) Seat 5: Moose4Life (1,640) Seat 6: nowapowa (3,245) Seat 7: maverickk9 (2,765) Seat 8: rdYpoker (4,260) Seat 9: LEADBOOTS (4,780) Bogge_1 posts the small blind of ...
Published: Oct 26th, 2008

Join Date: Jan 3rd, 2008
66 Grinding again

So I deposited $100 in December to start off 2011 with that BR. If you happened to read my last post, I popped 2 micro FT's and got my roll up to a decent amount to play $50NL full ring, but I don't have the time to grind MTTs like I used to since I have the new job. I've been dedicating a lot of time to grinding full-table ring $50NL and have had decent success over the past 2 weeks. I also ...
Published: Feb 2nd, 2011

Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
66 Diary of a Low Volume Grinder Part 10 "Keep it honest" Working Up 2015

Not really sure where to begin, But first i want to thank God for allowing me to see 2015. I lost alot of very close friends last year to gun violence. A background i am now grateful i was able to walk away from. Secondly i am blessed and although things didn't go exactly as planned i am grateful. I am not the one for all the Newyears resolutions, as people should strive for change and betterment ...
Published: Jan 1st, 2015

Join Date: Dec 11th, 2007
47 Bought my ticket to Macau

Just bought my return ticket for the APPT week. I am leaving one day later than originally planned, the ticket was half the price direct to Macau. So this will leave me one day less to try to qualify. I'll basically have the opportunity to play 3 HK$4200 satties before day 1c plus maybe a 4k side event. I'll probably play a lot of cash games the 1st 2 days to see how it goes and if I can ...
Published: Jul 27th, 2009

Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 LIVE SCORE, 10.7K at APPT Sydney

I've never had a 5-figure score until a week ago, when I played the initial tournament at the APPT Sydney. They started the series off with a 1K Deepstack Event with a starting field of 268, split into two "Day 1s". I played the second one, got off to a great start when I 4-bet for one-third of my stack preflop holding AA, the other guy called (lol) and couldn't get away from ...
Published: Dec 1st, 2009

Join Date: Jul 12th, 2008
32 Understanding the mathematics of poker

ALL BLOGS PROPERTY OF POKER STARS As I mentioned in my last blog, over this past year we have covered many items to hopefully enable you to become a more successful poker player, such as per game money management (how much bankroll is necessary for a given limit), per session money management (how much bankroll is necessary for a given session), game selection, table persona, table demeanor, ...
Published: Sep 21st, 2009

Join Date: Dec 28th, 2009
31 More than a feeling

i haven't been playing Poker for about 2 months. Never thought i'd be able to do that. I have been doing a lot of sports betting and also started a new online venture and these things have been keeping me busy. And of course i listened to the audiobook of The Alchemist. Again. Now, before the grinders flame me rather ask why i did this. Because i didn't enjoy the game. It felt as if ...
Published: Apr 8th, 2014

Join Date: Apr 3rd, 2007
30 Seeking Greatness And Deliberate Practice

Research suggests a lack of natural talent is irrelevant to great success. British researchers Michael J. Howe, Jane W. Davidson and John A. Sluboda concluded, “The evidence we have surveyed … does not support the [notion][that] excelling is a consequence of possessing innate gifts.” The secret to greatness' Demanding, even painful, practice and hard work. And what practice can be more ...
Published: Jul 12th, 2011

Shemp Hain
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2009
28 We're sorry.

That about sums it up. The poker isn't going well and I can't find a job. What a joke. Here is the response I got on a recent job website (which I refuse to list) when I applied for assistant manager at BURGER KING... BURGER F****** KING. I am a college grad in bus. admin. and I don't fit the f****** requirements to work at BFK. I guess I can't monitor a deep fryer timer. I'll ...
Published: Dec 6th, 2009

Join Date: Nov 17th, 2010
28 Turning Things Around at the 180's

(This is a crosspost from my blog, which you can find at /) An update on my recent 180 man challenge or project, which would be more apropriate to call it as I've come to think of it. In my latest update I wrote that I was up to a bad start result wise, but still had a lot of optimism. That optimism was justified as I've been putting in a decent volume the latest week and turned things around, ...
Published: Aug 13th, 2013

Join Date: Nov 5th, 2007
25 A Month of Runs

Been a long time since I blogged, basically since i havent had a win in a while. But i have had a lot of runs. July has been just a ton of runs including 2 3rds in the 100r on stars in a span of 3 days. Just couldnt quite close. 3 straight weeks of not only cashes in the ftp 1k but deep ones. I got 12th the week of the Rush 1k which i wasnt a fan of really but still did well in a9 < a10 to bust. ...
Published: Jul 28th, 2010

Join Date: Mar 7th, 2010
23 My thoughts

So summer has been unreal so far! been travling all over the country playing a little bit of poker, while aslo playing golf and caddying. At the moment I'm in North Carolina at the North South amautuer at Pinehurst! Shits unreal down here. The course is in alright conditions but were ready to compete and win this shit! I'm caddying for an old friend who I stayed with in Minnesotaa few weeks back. ...
Published: Jun 29th, 2010

Join Date: Jun 12th, 2006
23 Marching forward

I wish I had a lot to say about my poker game in March but frankly I didn't play that much. I was busy with school for most of the month, and although I did have a week off for spring break, I think i only played three of the 10 days i had off. Sharkscope had me up $1345 in March but I definitely finished up a few hundred dollars more since I sold action for three packages that I bricked on. ...
Published: Apr 6th, 2011

Join Date: Oct 2nd, 2007
22 How well do you play when you 1st sit down?

I recently was thinking to myself "I wonder if the 1st tournament I sit down and play shows any better or worse results'" I thought I might play tighter, possibly more distracted due to getting things setup, as well as being busy checking emails and working on other work. However, I also thought my mind is fresh and less prone to tilting. So I decided to give it more looking into. Since ...
Published: Jan 11th, 2009

Join Date: May 10th, 2006
22 Running it Up (Sept Update)

As many of you know I had .73 in my bovy roll 2 months ago and I have embarked on a journey to try and run it up.. I have given up on Carbon until they get their payouts under 2 months and/or I have less than 5 figures locked up there. Let's revisit the Bovada goals I laid in place last month end of august goal: 500$ end of september goal: 1250$ end of october goal: 2500$ end of november goal: ...
Published: Sep 3rd, 2015

Join Date: Jan 17th, 2008
21 25NL Micromanaging 6 tables at a time.

Cashed out most of my bankroll a while back, partly because it was before Christmas and partly because of some of the posibilities that the UIGEA stuff was back in focus. I had very little money left in the account and I knew I sucked at HU so I played lots of 2 dollar HU sngs. I think HUs help your game overall and its a great way to deal with tilt cause you don't have to be overly ...
Published: Dec 17th, 2008

Join Date: Jan 17th, 2009
21 Where has the Chicken Been?

I haven't blogged in awhile so I guess I should give an update. I have still been going strong online, however I have changed my preference a bit as far as what games I am playing. After a couple months of primarily playing MTTs and 45 players sit and gos on Tilt, I have moved over to sit and gos on stars as well. The original reason is that I found a backer on stars. Even though I have a ...
Published: May 1st, 2009

Join Date: Dec 19th, 2006
21 Omaha Challenge ($800 to $5,000)

For the record, I cringe everytime I see a challenge thread or blog post. Its not that they are overdone or boring, its that they are unrealistic. "I will deposit $50 on stars and within 1 month I will make $10,000." I love the ambition. Aim high. Vince Lombardi said that perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. I guess that is what most players ...
Published: Feb 6th, 2010