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dtools22
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

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cracker9ball
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

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lukaluka05
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

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Assassinato
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

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silverscull
Join Date: Sep 9th, 2008
92 Bucket List Check Off -- WSOP Seniors Event

After 7 years of dreaming, wishing, and planning my “Bucket List” to the World Series of Poker, the stars (as well as the constellations) all aligned and 2013 is the year for me to play. My goal: the $1000 Senior’s NLH event. 13 JUN: I depart Honolulu at 8:00 (where I was on a business trip) for Las Vegas. At 7:15 PM, I can hear Elvis singing Viva Las Vegas as we land at ...
Published: Jun 20th, 2013

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nowapowa
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

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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 May Recap

I put in some good volume (by my standards) in May and had a pretty solid month. Even though it started out like complete shit it rapidly turned around (as is the nature of MTTs). I have a specific May graph to post but I'm having difficulties with the new P5s. As soon as I figure it out I'll update w/ graphs I played 304 MTTs in May with a total profit of $6,323.36 Average buyin = ...
Published: Jun 1st, 2010

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sgildea25
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

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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
63 Diary of a Low Volume Grinder part-7 "Making your life HeLL on da Tables"

Placed 2nd last night in the $11 6Max 3K; Which is also a mtt i rarely get to play because of my fucking job. Although i am thankful as i truly need that winning horse; I truly wish and hope to improve to a point where an off day or two won't kill me cash wise. This week i have had several deepish runs and final tables in the $33 7.5k formally the 10K; which is also my favorite mtt on merge. I ...
Published: Mar 15th, 2014

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jude9x9
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

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pokerpurity
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

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STUDstood
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

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ASAAL
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

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JACK WELCH
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

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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

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Degnovic
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

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highlite11
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

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RocKNdaFELT
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

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Goldenad
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

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DONKEYHERDER
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

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RustyNail
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

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Chickenbrad
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

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jdawg0913
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

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jbravo18
Join Date: Jun 24th, 2007
21 Update / Vegas in T Minus 10 days

A lot can happen in a month, and many things can wreak havoc on attempts to go to Las Vegas for 10 days, and drop 2K while there. I took my car into the shop planning on spending about $600 in repairs and maintenance in preparation for my trip. In the end I spent $1500, and have to spend another $1000 to get everything else fixed. At least the oil change was free, lol. Earlier this month I ...
Published: May 29th, 2010

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golteb
Join Date: Jan 9th, 2008
21 is it time to quit cash game?

was gaining traction in 8-game 0.5/1 but then took a shot at 1/2 and got smothered. insane rivers on PLO that i should fold but call out of frustration, losing in 2-7 not hitting when they do or draw 2 OOP guys hitting nuts or #2 on 1st draw etc. Told myself i'd play tight but frustration setting in losing big hands or being scooped in split games by the river. Will go back to 0.5/1 and stay ...
Published: May 7th, 2011

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