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DoubleS00ted
Join Date: Oct 22nd, 2006
6 3 final tables!
I'm trying a new thing where I only allow myself to play 8 tables, the results have been excellent. When I began the year I was trying to mass table, it wasnt working out. I probably played 250 hours in January and made like 250 dollars. When I have < 8 tables It really gives me an opportunity to focus on playing well and building stacks rather then auto piloting tourney after tourney. Tonight I ...
Published: Aug 20th, 2010
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herbstreet24
Join Date: Aug 8th, 2006
25 Two Forward and One Back
It has been almost two weeks since I made a new commitment to my game and my life. My volume has increased tremendously and when I'm not playing I am working in group sessions, going over my HHs, watching vids, and working through Kill Everyone. The past few days I have actually been too consumed in poker to even make it to the gym, and that just can't work. Part of this new commitment needs to ...
Published: Aug 21st, 2010
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Abratzzi
Join Date: May 20th, 2009
7 Me my wife and poker.
I have played poker on and off for about 5 years. I have learned a lot played a ton of live and a decent amount online. I made some runs trying to build rolls and crashed and burned so many times it got the best of me. I came to the conclusion that I was not cut out for poker in my current mind frame a while back and went cold turkey. Recently I went through some problems and almost got a ...
Published: Aug 28th, 2010
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sgildea25
Join Date: Jan 3rd, 2008
66 Championship Series Upcoming
Our team did it. We are in the Yawkey Baseball League (YBL) finals with a 3-1 series win over the Malden Bulldogs. It was a great series and just happy we took it before they came storming back. It's always nice to have good pitching and good hitting lead you to championships rather than relying on one play or one bounce to go your way. Our playoff pitching has been on FIRE. Team ERA of 1.50. ...
Published: Aug 30th, 2010
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Osakwv
Join Date: May 8th, 2009
1 I'm not going to deposit again...
To say that I've been a unprofitable poker player over the years would be an understatement. I do not know the exact figures, but I can confidently say my deposits outweigh my winnings 10-1, easily. I always thought I was an above-average player; however, due to tilt, variance, and low-volume, I've never seemed to get better at the game. Right now I'm better than I ever have been, and due to a ...
Published: Sep 1st, 2010
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drgnarn
Join Date: Jan 22nd, 2010
20 ***** I'm done for i don't know how long, I should quit playing for good *****
i'm getting really frustrated trying to win mt's online. i put in tons of hours studying hands, reading forums, watching videos, everything. I run like shit all the time especially when i'm deep. how the fuck am i suppose to hit the score to breakthrough when i constantly lose 80-20's and 70-30's deep in mtt's' The big winners online seem to be whoever runs good, that's the ...
Published: Sep 12th, 2010
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herbstreet24
Join Date: Aug 8th, 2006
25 Its Time...
It has been quite a while since my last update, and for those people that enjoy my blog I apologize. The last few weeks have been very difficult for me in all fazes of life, but I sit here now ready to put everything behind me and start again fresh. It is time for me to make a complete commitment to this game and my future, reguardless of what the outside world continues to throw at me. I believe ...
Published: Sep 21st, 2010
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apestyles
Join Date: Sep 5th, 2005
4 Bluffos
Hey everyone, After playing not up to par all last week I realized today that I needed a break so I took the morning off, slept in, worked out, got a massage, and even got a pedicure. Player hate all you want, but I don't see why its not manly to have women massaging my feet and cutting my cuticles and such. Anyway, I realized that because of fatigue and ego I had been playing with alot of ...
Published: Sep 22nd, 2010
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shippyshippy
Join Date: Sep 22nd, 2010
1 Grindin' Steadily
I, like many, lookin for a big score on PS. I've come to the realization that I've been playin stakes TOO low lately, such as $1.40 90 man SNGs, .25 90 man SNGs, and other small-frame type tournies. Not that these are bad tournies at all (especiallly for beginners), but I can't find a way to consistently score big and grind a huge roll on PS with these tournies (alone at least). It's time for a ...
Published: Oct 12th, 2010
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herbstreet24
Join Date: Aug 8th, 2006
25 4am....
Im sitting here, its 4am again, just another night up with my brain pulling me in eighty different directions. Last night was my first time playing in a while, I have been out of town for about a week, and once again it just feels like my life is spiraling out of control sometimes. I feel a little bi-polar at times, sometimes the smallest things overwhelm me and sometimes I feel like nothing can ...
Published: Oct 28th, 2010
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4Aces1King1
Join Date: Aug 26th, 2008
4 right...it's settled
I have no patience, i have no br management, and i have no tilt control -- lol /blog
Published: Nov 2nd, 2010
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dgillis
Join Date: Mar 10th, 2008
15 Summer Review
I think its important in life to take time to reflect on our past. If you really think about it, most things we learn come from mistakes that have already happened. Whether thats our own mistakes, or a strangers that have been chronicled in a text book, life is really a series of trial and error. If were patient and observant we can avoid some mistakes, or more likely at least avoid repeating ...
Published: Nov 4th, 2010
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strut_nut
Join Date: Oct 10th, 2005
10 Micro Stakes for 6 months: Dedication To All Micro Players!
Truth is I’m not that great a poker. I’m told I play well, but it just so happens to be those who are telling me this, just play worse than I do. I’ve played poker since 2003 and I have not deposited since then, other than moving money from one site to another to take advantages of bonuses. In fact, my first deposit was $60 so I could play in a $58 WCOOP satellite, in which I did not ...
Published: Nov 8th, 2010
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dmitch442
Join Date: Feb 2nd, 2009
25 FTOPS starts tomorrow... and I am sick
well picked a lame week to get sick but load up on dayquil and sack up and lets get this done. Sat challenge is in FULL swing. Looks like (as expected) The Fiend 34 and I are going to be battling a ton. I am mainly focusing on events before my tahoe trip so most likely not going after anything after 19. though obv still playing the juicy sats to them. Going to have to be grinding 12-15 hours next ...
Published: Nov 9th, 2010
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GullySteez
Join Date: May 16th, 2010
2 Take a look at this for a laugh ..
About to cash in some MTT on Full Tilt when this BS happens LMFAO .. I cashed anyway but I was playing so good I thought I might reach final table .. guess not. Full Tilt Poker Game #25653248864: $18,000 Rush Guar (Rebuy) (198748804), Table 176 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 04:51:20 ET - 2010/11/18 Seat 1: hasenbuerener (50,507) Seat 2: DonkeyNutz419 (41,069) Seat 3: fatads99 ...
Published: Nov 18th, 2010
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GullySteez
Join Date: May 16th, 2010
2 Just to vent.
You start with 300 chips in these satellites and people go all in left and right all game long .. I make it to the final table only to have this happen to me for the majority of my chips ..LOL Full Tilt Poker Game #25664380908: Satellite to FTOPS Main Event (199069845), Table 1 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:20:14 ET - 2010/11/18 Seat 1: evandijk70 (3,130) Seat 2: BlueCobalt (880) Seat 3: ...
Published: Nov 18th, 2010
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Lostandfoundinlife
Join Date: Nov 27th, 2010
16 Love Sundays Poker& Football
I love playing poker online all day, while football is in the background. Plus, following your fantasy team or office pool, like I do; it always makes for a good day. Played online for about 10 hours could have been more. It was not a complete bust. I just started playing online a few months ago after I got settled in the new area; I met a nice young man who is now my best friend told me that I ...
Published: Nov 29th, 2010
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Lostandfoundinlife
Join Date: Nov 27th, 2010
16 Almost had my first win in a MTT and GO DUCKS!
I placed 2nd in the $24+2, 32K Guarantee, KO tournament on tilt. I also cashed in 4 out of the 7 I played today. Feeling pretty goodish, I did get lucky at one point in the tournament, which was crucial. Busted out on KQ vs 88, the 8's held. I use the word goodish because right now it is good tomorrow it might not be. I also wanted to mention that after my last blog about my personal life, I ...
Published: Jan 5th, 2011
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Wally Mammoth
Join Date: Oct 27th, 2010
1 New Year, new goals for family, fitness, poker and life!
I don't even know if any of you will read this and, though I hope some of you do, I don't give a damn if you don't. Hopefully we can be friends but I don't care if I post for months with no comments, I need to do this for my own purposes. It is my hope that making daily posts to this blog can serve as a reminder for me to stay on course. The background on myself is this. I am 30, live in the ...
Published: Jan 21st, 2011
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Tuesday 1-25-11 part 2, "Reasons for my success!"
Of course there is the OBV fundamental things that you learn from training sites, books, and lots of trial and error, but I believe it is something else. I am a strong believer in positive attitude and positive surroundings. I also think that emotional detachment is very important but will be a forever improving process. One of the things I try to tell myself when I take a beat is, if ten other ...
Published: Jan 26th, 2011
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 How I Improved
I am lucky enough to have a good work ethic and a positive attitude, but I would like to tell you about the things that helped me along the way. At first in September 2009 it was my friend kurt4646/mr kurt that helped me with some thoughts on BRM that helped me finish the year a little positive. It was my first time to show positive results for the year on OPR. He also helped me with poker itself ...
Published: Jan 30th, 2011
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chrispy2005
Join Date: Oct 16th, 2006
15 Doing what you have a passion for vs maximizing your potential
I was talking to my girlfriend earlier, and she has been applying for a ton of jobs lately and going on interviews in her field of nutrition and dietetics, while already having a job. On top of that she was telling me today how she was reading a nutrition article she got in the mail, I won't go into details because that is not the point. The point is that this got me to thinking that I do not ...
Published: Feb 8th, 2011
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Wednesday, Lesson, Grinding, Sheets
2pm start after an awesome lesson with shanetrain22, updates later. Cashed in 6 out of 46 MTTs with two final tables and a few deep runs. The recent lessons are paying off and I am thinking poker a lot better. I have lessons the next two days as well and more next week. My chat group is also trying to get more regular HH discussions so we can all learn from each other and get better at the HH ...
Published: Feb 17th, 2011
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David Jung
Join Date: Jan 6th, 2011
14 Hero Poker a CEO's Challenge: Make a new poker site into a top 10 site in 3 years
There are hundreds of blogs of players who document their ‘challenge’ to take a small bankroll of $10 dollars and turn it into $10k, or else, there are blogs where winning casual poker players decided that they are going to go professional and go all-in with their decision by moving to Vegas or grind online for 12 hours a day. This blog is along the same lines, but from a different ...
Published: Feb 22nd, 2011
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PocketFives Training
Join Date: Jan 25th, 2011
3 Introducing PocketFives Training
Welcome to the premiere spot for tournament instruction on the internet – PocketFives Training. PocketFives Training, which incorporates , fields arguably the deepest and most talented roster of tournament specialists on the internet. Collectively, our instructors have amassed over $28 million in online winnings, earned more than a dozen Triple Crowns, and are some of the most feared and ...
Published: Mar 10th, 2011
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Tuesday, #winning, #crackerblood
2pm starts after a one hour lesson with shanetrain22, updates later. Cashed in 6 out of 34 MTTs with one final table and another winning day. Again it wasn't a big win, but a win none the less. My lesson with shanetrain22 went well today. We had one spot we reviewed that surprised us both after we plugged in the numbers and saw how profitable it was. We also had a nice discussion about MTT ...
Published: Mar 16th, 2011
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Thursday, Lesson, BBALL
2pm start after a lesson with shanetrain, updates later. Cashed in 4 out of 34 MTTs for a meh day where I played more distracted than I should due to March Madness. Overall I am happy with some MTT selection changes I have made and know I will continue to improve. Gl with your brackets.
Published: Mar 17th, 2011
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the_dean22
Join Date: Oct 26th, 2005
3 Black Friday, but a Hopeful Future
I remember 5 years ago when I logged into my PartyPoker account, only to be welcomed with a message saying, "because of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Act passed by President Bush, Party Poker will no longer service U.S Citizens". At that moment, I thought it was over. I remember 5 months ago, when the Government wanted to institute a 12-18 month "blackout period", and again, many ...
Published: May 10th, 2011
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Live Event Update
Originally Posted by Jimmy Sommerfeld Choctaw Casino Spring $50k Series No Limit Holdem $300 + $45 12-May-11 12:00 PM Players - 371 Prize Pool - $107,961 Directed by Poker Tournament Consultants Place Name Hometown Prize 1 John Reynolds Tulsa, OK $15,188 2 Kenneth Piel Robinsonvl, MS $13,188 3 Mohammad Abedi-arani Dallas, TX $13,054 4 Ryan Bates ...
Published: May 16th, 2011
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 If You Find Beauty in Challenge, You’ll End Up With a Balance (Part I)
Stay hungry but never fed. The other day I was meeting my girlfriend at the beat-to-shit mall here. I live in kind of a far out place, up in the hills. Soggy mountain air is to my liking. I’m fifth generation Alaskan. The cold feels good. When I want to come in off my cloud, however, there’s a bus that goes to the center of San Jose every thirty minutes. It’s pretty convenient, but to get ...
Published: May 28th, 2011
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 The Tail of Two Hands
Every once in a while at a poker table you play a hand that really sticks with you. If you take the game more seriously you spend at least some of your time studying. You read strategy guides and talk to friends about what you think to be the best plays and what you’ve read about since you last spoke. After all the forum posts and discussions, all the poker training videos, and all the books ...
Published: Jun 20th, 2011
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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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TheSplash18
Join Date: May 22nd, 2007
10 The Splash Diaries - The Dog Days of August
Dog Days are the hottest, most sultry days of summer in late August. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. I wish my August bankroll was marked by a dull lack of progress .Instead I looked up the opposite to progress: Regression / Regress / Retreat. Since I have still been attacking the live and online poker tables in ...
Published: Aug 30th, 2011
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 The Ultimate Deadline
Given everything that’s happened to me in my career as a poker player and my current situation there is quite a bit on my mind. To sum it all up, I’m busto without many options to play on a regular basis for the near future. This realization has made me really look hard at what I want to try to achieve in this industry, and more importantly in this life. Make no mistake about it, I’m not ...
Published: Sep 7th, 2011
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Honest Admissions
When I started this blog back in 2009 I had a few things in mind. First off, I wanted to use it as a tool to push myself. I would write about my career developments, the highs, the lows, and every story from the funny to the tragic. I also wanted to share my adventures with the poker community. I’d like to think I’ve come up with some good moments too, ranging from getting into a digital ...
Published: Sep 28th, 2011
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
217 Another WSOP(E) Final Table...
Tomorrow I will be taking my third crack at winning a WSOP bracelet this year. Over the summer in Las Vegas I made two final tables at the World Series. One was in a $1500 NLH event and the other was in the $10k 6-max NLH tournament. I finished 7th place and 4th place respectively. Although I am competing for a WSOP bracelet in Europe at the WSOPE, I still feel like the prestige of winning a ...
Published: Oct 12th, 2011
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nutbreaker
Join Date: Sep 8th, 2010
3 How I Got Here
I've been a member of P5s for a year, I think its time I start to actually join in on the community starting with this blog. I started playing poker online a few years ago. Not for the reason that most do, it was not the thought of easy money or the thrill of winning, it was the focus. It was a time out from my real life that I had lost control over; by my real life I mean my work life as I was ...
Published: Oct 19th, 2011
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MikeClarke
Join Date: May 30th, 2012
8 New Site Luck?
I've never had much luck in the past with the free dollars some sites give you to play with. This was until last night. I signed up for the poker room because I heard there were lots of satellites to live tournaments there which appealed to me. But once I got the software installed I hated the look of it so didn't deposit. I got an e-mail yesterday afternoon saying I was given £5 free ($8) so ...
Published: Jun 20th, 2012
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 King Of The Dot
I love battle rap. I have a lot of pent up rage in me by the end of the day, and I envy people who just get to scream at another person. It also seems to reward weird people who come up with oddball ideas. I've been watching battles on Youtube since I was in high school and Jin and Iron Solomon were tearing it up. I've watched all the crap footage since the WRC days. I love verbal war. Some ...
Published: Sep 15th, 2012
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MikeClarke
Join Date: May 30th, 2012
8 My first entry.
Ok here goes, I decided to create a blog. Two days I won a 55c tournament for a whopping $566 not a bad way to get a BR going. I played alot yesterday and nearly final tabled the $5.50 2k gtd busting out in 11th for $30, quite upsetting really cos I was feeling pretty good about a final table but with that said two days in a row I went very deep into tournaments. Although yesterday didn't go ...
Published: Jun 15th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 You better work, turn to the left.
Friday I woke up a little late and jumped in the shower and started my day. I decided to not go after food and instead planned on having a banana to start and soup and a sandwich a break or two in. As long as I have a plan for food I am fine and I feel as if I am ready for my session. What I try to avoid is just diving into a session and then while very busy and multi-tablng start feeling hungry ...
Published: Jun 16th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Sunday, free-rolls, HH discussions
Sunday I got my earliest start on the virtual felt since coming back to online in May. I started playing today at 1pm due to the Tourney King Free-rolls on Merge. I was also in a 5k invitational Free-roll at 2pm and had won a satellite into the 125k that started at 3pm. Not to shabby to have a shot at about 150k in guarantees across four MTTs and only be in for the $11 satellite. I had a plan ...
Published: Jul 9th, 2012
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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
63 Diary of a Low Volume Grinder part-6 Progress
Obv I assume that I have worked on my game to a point where I lost my drive to blog! But tbh I really think and know that writing blogs actually helped my motivation. I am not the best player or the best writer, but it's funny how much I have to say when I think about it. Poker have actually had a very large impact on how mentally and physically fucked I am right now. I guess when you have goals ...
Published: Nov 14th, 2013
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 The Process Is Not Pleasant
I´m back in Costa Rica. I´m sorry for my radio silence while I was in Las Vegas, but something has been stressing me out and making me less social. A business associate of mine owes money to a company. I wasn´t handling the money with him or anything, but I did work as a consultant for his company. I´d become friends with him and had contributed my work to his project. I was ...
Published: Jul 21st, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 BR, friends, risk vs reward
Sunday I cashed in 5 out of 27 MTTs and 0-2 in satellites. Overall it was a decent day but I still have a few things I need to work on and plan on doing just that. As most of y'all know from following the blog I deposited $200 on Carbon May 12, 2012 and started trying to build a roll. I got lucky and binked a 3rd place my first night back which got me going. I have since been playing as much as I ...
Published: Jul 2nd, 2012
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nutbreaker
Join Date: Sep 8th, 2010
3 Why not start over?
I started playing poker in 2009. I was pretty ill with depression and anxiety and needed something to get my mind off … everything. I’m not going to go into details I was on a lot of medication and let’s just say I was at my worst and I hope I never go back there. I joined a small forum and played freerolls and games for points. I couldn’t believe how my mind would ...
Published: Aug 26th, 2013
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 Are You Quitting Poker?
Hey man I don't know you, you don't know me... I do however look up to you. I read your old blog that you had, before the new site, just one post one day at work when I was bored. Dude I was instantly hooked. I spent that entire day at work reading every post that you had from the beginning on. I did endless amounts of research on you and who you were. I was looking for someone who was an ...
Published: Sep 27th, 2012
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Setting Goals
I’ve been trying to set regular goals for myself. Laying out milestones for me to achieve has allowed me to keep focused on the task at hand. Having a laid out track helps greatly. The problem is the nature of poker doesn’t really lend itself to being restricted to a straight and narrow path. There are probably dozens of ways to get to a particular milestone, each one of them ...
Published: May 1st, 2012
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chrispy2005
Join Date: Oct 16th, 2006
15 Poker, Life, Effects of Black Friday, and Moving on: Part2
The staking stable had obviously been immediately canceled. I had a good % of my wealth on poker sites at this point, but luckily got my PS money. I don't remember exactly what I was thinking at this time, I understood it completely sucked, but I don't think I truly realized that poker as a source of my income was more or less not an option anymore. My first thoughts all went towards my summer ...
Published: Oct 11th, 2012
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stokenboy
Join Date: Jul 26th, 2011
1 The blog of an Englishman!
Hi im martin and im 25 ive in bucks ,I have been playing poker for around 3/4 years casually but recently i have been looking to get into it a lot more as im currently out of work so i have more time. I enjoy Mtts mostly and I have had a few Mtt cashes over the years my biggest being for $8000 on FTP and one for $7000 on stars but at the time i had to cash them out as i had to get a car and pay ...
Published: May 31st, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 I'm out of my head, I'm out of my mind.
Monday I cashed in 0 out of 7 MTTs but as my last few were still going I played a few tables of .25NL. My session went horrible and after a few nasty beats I felt like I couldn't possibly get off the tables fast enough. My play became subpar and I logged off all the cash tables and basically punted off my last MTT by overplaying hands. It is hard to admit feeling that level of weakness while ...
Published: May 29th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Deal with it!
I cashed in 0 out of 5 MTTs today for a dismal Sunday. I got it in good in all five tournaments and was not able to hold. It's just poker and anyone trying to play it for a living will have to deal with these times. Poker is not easy. If it was easy everyone would be good winner at it. I have had a bit of a rough week at the tables and feel I really need to get through this negative little run ...
Published: May 27th, 2012
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 Take A Step Back: Sync Up (You’re Pushing Too Hard)
Check out the first article in the series if you are so inclined / I've been desperate the way I've been playing. Too many hours, too many tables, it takes a toll. It's always inspiring to see the high-volume guys like Naza114 do their thing but damn – people don't have a real appreciation for how hard that is. I get so dazed after a couple of days. It was different when I started, I ...
Published: May 22nd, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Sunday fun day
Today I went a paltry 0-9 in MTTs and I played a bit out of my BR in a couple. On any normal day no one MTT matters if I am playing with in my roll. Its easy to take a beat and keep going. But, today I enterer the $109 150k gtd and got very unlucky five spots from cashing. I called a players shove on the turn with a pair and the nut flush draw on a board that read 578ssc flop 6s turn. I had As6c ...
Published: May 20th, 2012
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queen10off
Join Date: Oct 13th, 2010
15 Queen10off's Blog 3: Chipleading WSOP Circuit & College Graduation
So it's been awhile since I last posted a blog. After finishing a mountain of work at the end of senior year I have finally graduated college. Graduation was fun with family and friends - I came to realize graduation was more for my parents than for me and they really enjoyed it. Now I have an abundance of time to focus on poker, business, traveling, and whatever else. My roommate and I made the ...
Published: May 19th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Emotional commotion, and a hand
Today I cashed in 2 out of 16 MTTs and 0 out of 1 satellites. I was able to make one final table but went out pretty early when I lost a race. For the day I pretty mush broke even but used up four tickets. As far as how my day went I will tell you I have had better. My day got off to a rocky start when someone started an argument with me and wouldn't let it die. I am sure several of y'all ...
Published: Aug 13th, 2012
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dewydewa
Join Date: Jul 28th, 2012
1 jokerstars banned me for no reason
i have played on pokerstars for 5 years and when i went to log on last week they said my account had been shut down.I had been accused of switching my ip adress and playing poker in the usa in sept ant oct of 2012 .now i send them a email saying if i had a time machine ike u i woudnt be finding guy that lay 10 cent pker games cheeting in the future .and they send me back if i dont send them all ...
Published: Jul 28th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 A thanks, an update, and big Congrats to Mike!
I would like to start by congratulating a good friend of mine Mike Newport from Tulsa, OK for getting his biggest score to date in the $1k re-entry Cardplayer Series Main Event at Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK for a whopping $70k! BOOM! Congrats Mike, great job bro you have improved so much over the last year. Your recent tournament success is something anyone could be proud of you are turning out ...
Published: Aug 7th, 2012
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kunal31
Join Date: Jul 11th, 2013
3 J8 vs AA
I played a 6 handed game: microstakes ($0.20+0.04$) 5 players remaining STACK hero:2235 villain:2150 hero (BB): AhAd villain (UTG): Js8s pot: 75+150=225 pre-flop: villain raises to 300 others fold, hero re-raises to 450 flop: JhJd5s hero bets 488 villain raises 1700 hero calls 1212 turn: 2s river: Kc
Published: Aug 25th, 2013
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luckbx
Join Date: May 16th, 2012
3 Point A - The Event That Started It All
To introduce myself I would like to share a little bit about where I come from, where I'm at now, and where I am planning and hoping to get to. My name is Javier Bernal and I am 27 years old, I was born and raised in Mexico, Tijuana, I came to the U.S. at 10 years of age. I did all my middle and high school in the U.S. I almost didn't graduate high school in 2003 if it wasn't thanks to an ...
Published: May 16th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Improve daily
Today I cashed in 5 out of 29 MTTs with three final tables. I was not able to close any of them out but there is always tomorrow. I also cashed in 1 out of 2 satellites, but the cash was just for the buy-in back. Over all it was a pretty good day that will lead to many more good days. I followed through with several things I have been planning and trying to work on. I lowered my buy-ins a ...
Published: Jun 13th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Fulfilling
Today I cashed in 5 out of 21 MTTs and won 2 out of 4 satellites. Two of my cashes are somewhat skewed in a way depending on how you look at it. I was playing two MTTs on Lock when the site had trouble and they shut down all the MTTs and refunded the money. I was sitting 4th in chips out of 20 remaining players in the $3r 1.25k and they do a type of chip chop so I made money but would much rather ...
Published: Jun 14th, 2012
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peldini
Join Date: May 15th, 2006
10 2014: My Poker Year
I am now 1 week into my year long challenge and things are going quite well. I started the year off perfectly, winning the first tournament I played. It was the $13.50 KO PLO8 on pokerstars. This isn't usually one of my regular tourneys as it starts at 6:00 am, but my youngest son had me awake already, so I thought I would jump right in. I doubled up on my very first hand and never really looked ...
Published: Jan 6th, 2014
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patnbrtwo
Join Date: Sep 25th, 2007
1 100 Days challenge @ Winamax
Date: 30.7-10.11 ( i hope i ll achieve it ) Starting Br: 0€ Task #1 : Freerolls sng ( 0,05€-0,02€ top 3) = and Mtt up to 5€ Task #2 : Double or nothing 0,50€ up to 25€ Task #3 : DoN 1€, SnG 30 man & mtt 2€ up to 200€ Task #4: DoN 3-5€, SnG 30 man & mtt 1-5€ up to 2000€ More when / if i reach that point :D
Published: Jul 29th, 2013
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Ga ga ga garinding!
Well, its day 4 of my trip and things are going okay. I got here Friday and played Day 1b of the $365 300k and made it to day2 with 107k. After qualifying for Day 2 I played some cash Friday night and then played cash Saturday but neither cash session went very well. Sunday I turned my 107k into 450k in the first two levels of day 2. I then went down to 300k and back to 450k over the next several ...
Published: Jan 7th, 2013
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IrishInc
Join Date: Aug 7th, 2007
4 Starting From Scratch
A couple of years ago Chris Ferguson ran an experiment that was based on the idea that you could start off playing freerolls to build a bankroll. He's a fantastic player and rolled up a substantial bankroll that way. Since this is my first foray back to the online scene since Black Friday I intend to conduct a similar experiment. My goal is to build a bankroll to $100 simply by cashing in ...
Published: Feb 1st, 2012
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 I Don't Care If You're Having A Bad Day
A bad attitude is corrosive. Scientists have proven that a stressful environment literally frays the nerve endings in your head. It stunts learning and emotional regulation. We are all regularly experiencing a feeling that was supposed to be reserved for a tiger chasing us. It is detrimental to feel all the time. We are all basking in our own aggravated mental filth, and everyone seems to ...
Published: Oct 16th, 2012
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austin held
Join Date: Mar 5th, 2009
1 Never Lose Focus.
I started playing poker for a living around 2009-2010. I always knew how to play ABC poker but never knew what a 3-4 bet was until I was taught better. I was taught the ins and outs of poker. I took every peice of advice I could gather in and turned and tweaked my game that benefited my runs etc. I never thought poker would be a part of my life, but it has. It's sad I live for the game, but it's ...
Published: Feb 7th, 2013
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Variance
Meanwhile, I have been running up against it. It is Thursday and I have been in Durant, OK since last Thursday. I am 0-11 in MTTs and I am down $103 at cash. Sounds like a great trip so far, ay' Lol, luckily for me I understand variance and poker and I am not sweating it. I have built decent stacks in several MTTs but was unable to capitalize and get to the end. There is still 2 MTTs left for me ...
Published: Apr 25th, 2013
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saumilkrishnani
Join Date: Jan 21st, 2013
1 My money doesn't speak
Poker is a word that just gives a sensation to me. My education is chartered accountancy, by profession i am an actor.Acting is my passion and it is in my blood.Talking about something in blood, poker does reside there.I have been playing poker since 5 years, this game has shown that dreams to me which are out of the limits of the dreams.I am more than good at this game but i have not managed to ...
Published: Jun 2nd, 2013
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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
63 Mentally Rested/New System/"Coming soon to a table near U!(work)"Went to Jail!!!!!
It's actually been pretty cool during my poker vacation. This kind of reminds me of people who try to stop smoking lol. The first week away from the game was pure agony for me; But as the following week passed the urge to play quickly went away. Right now i am just trying to get all of my shit in order, as well as life goals i have set ect. Im really getting tired of not getting things done when ...
Published: Oct 10th, 2012
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BenFaz
Join Date: Feb 8th, 2010
5 The tide is turning
Hey all, Recently just got back from Cape Verde it is a bunch of islands on the left of Africa me and my girlfriend stayed on an island called Boa Vista in a 5* hotel (Which wasnt really 5* but w/e) Holiday was good literally just chilled my pool/beach for 2 weeks, its great to do nothing as my life usually consists of.. Go to work 10-6 usually Play from 7-2am most days Sleep So yeh my life is ...
Published: Oct 17th, 2012
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 Spew Thinkin'
I remember when this game was so simple. I woke up in my dumpy apartment in Seattle, I ran eight miles, then I came home and played tournaments for 12 hours six days a week...and I loved every minute of it. I never played a buy-in over $50.00 but I still ran up a huge roll. When I felt like it there was a whole college town and inner city community college to hang out in. Smoke, check out some ...
Published: Mar 27th, 2012
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Degnovic
Join Date: Nov 17th, 2010
28 Whole Lotta Positiveness
(This is a crosspost from my blog, which you can find at /) First of all: Merry Christmas! Better late than never. I haven't updated the blog for more than a week now, but it's basicly because I have had nothing special to say. I'm finally done with that big school project I've been rambling on about the last couple of blog posts and I got a good feeling about it. Since that, I've just been ...
Published: Dec 25th, 2012
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Real_Time
Join Date: Nov 10th, 2011
4 Online poker verses live
I started playing poker about 37 years ago, nothing serious, just home games with family and freinds. Did well at it and took a likeing to it. played for years like this until life got serious. Friends and family moved on and the weekend poker game came to an end. then, 7 years ago I hear about this 7 card NLH. Some of our local casino's were offering this type of poker. so I learn how to play it ...
Published: Dec 13th, 2011
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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
63 Diary of a Low Volume Grinder part-5(SHIP-IT)(FU-Tmobile)May SmallerHoTrunner!
And so we have two more days before heading to May; And The SmallerHoTrunner has been quite a learning experience for me. This makes month #3 since i started playing online again, after taking a few months off from poker. This past Sunday morning was pretty much like winning the Sunday Million for me; When at last i shipped a tracked MTT on Merge for Pocketfives. April was a major success for me ...
Published: Apr 29th, 2013
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wowswift
Join Date: May 26th, 2005
1 hmm let's blog
ok nm f blogs
Published: Mar 29th, 2008
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jude9x9
Join Date: Dec 11th, 2007
47 Weee another 1.10 for me!
So it's either I don't cash, either I win the SNG. After my win last week I was up to 15 bucks in my account. Played a couple more 1.10s during the week with no success, then the weekend came and I played stupid again, entering 2 $3.30 tourneys and failed to cash despite building a nice stack in both at the 1st hour break. A couple more 1.10 SNG 45 man and I was down to 3.19. Maybe one ...
Published: Aug 18th, 2008
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RustyNail
Join Date: Jan 17th, 2008
21 25NL 4 tablin -Goal Achieved
No bad hands for tonights session, small goal achieved from last night. 17 BB/100. Had a sweet hand with a set of 9s on flush draw board with Qs 9s 3d checked to aggressive opponent ,who bet and reraised his 2 dollar bet to 8 and he puts me allin with KQo and loses a chunk of his stack. Had a hand where I wanted to get carried away and try a 2nd barrel on the River for a big bet but I did ...
Published: Sep 30th, 2008
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LordPye
Join Date: May 27th, 2008
5 MTT Troubles? Tips for the "Middle of the Road" Guys.
Now I'm not gonna sit here and claim to be a great player by any means, but I certainly hold my own and I'll share some tips that helped me go from standard midway MTT spewer to a decent small stakes tourney player. 1. Prepare yourself for play. If eating is a distraction, eat before play. Get comfortable and make sure no serious distraction (kids, etc.) will restrain you from playing ...
Published: Oct 15th, 2008
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eatyourstack
Join Date: Dec 10th, 2007
4 FG online leaderboard
Winner: 10 pts 2nd: 7 pts 3: 5 pts 4: 3 pts 5: 2 pts 6: 1 pts Þurfa að vera 6 eða fleiri spilarar til að leaderboardið counti. Fundinn verður betri tími fyrir mótin í framtíðinni.
Published: Nov 2nd, 2008
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RustyNail
Join Date: Jan 17th, 2008
21 25NL 6-8 Tabling
I've been doing a lot of 6 tabling and decided to try a little 8 tabling while cascading the windows then went back to using the tiles. Man I'm no expert at that,but I managed 8bb/100. Ryan Daut's playing 20 tables at 1/2 which is something to watch. Cut into the profit a few times the last few nights with some bluffs attempted while a flush was on the board. Did that even after ...
Published: Nov 6th, 2008
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DONKEYHERDER
Join Date: Oct 2nd, 2007
22 Peter Eastgate is the 2008 WSOP Main Event Champion, but were the fans cheated!?
Congrats out to Peter Eastgate, the newest, and youngest ever WSOP Main Event Champion!! He broke Phil Hellmuth's (self-proclaimed unbeatable) record being only 22 years old and won over $9 million along with the bracelet and probably numerous sponsorship deals to come. I just finished watching the final table show tonight and it was a very exciting final table. Plenty of suckouts and ...
Published: Nov 12th, 2008
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
217 What Is A Blog...?
"And my motto is when you get inside the end zone, act like you been there before. Says something about your character to always brag, so if you never had, act like you always have, for real..." - Joe Budden - Goto Hell. It seems like every time I get in the red zone I can't ever get that touchdown. I know I haven't blogged in a while. I sort of forgot about it. Not really ...
Published: Dec 7th, 2008
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Shemp Hain
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2009
28 A new play that's the nuts.....
Okay so it's no secret I like to berate players. If you don't like me for that then that's fine but I make fun of people everyday not only at the tables. It's kind of a bad habit of mine but everyone has there vices and mine is being mean. So I found a new way to get into people's heads and that's by pissing them off to the point where the start typing awful things in the ...
Published: Jan 19th, 2009
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JWeb777
Join Date: Jan 10th, 2006
10 A Very Frustrating Weekend
My results the last few days have been decent, especially considering the 11 buy-ins I lost on Wednesday. Thursday I was down a small amount but got in a ton of hands, then I went out to a bar for a few hours with a bunch of my friends. Friday was a big day, as I ended up 6 buy-ins at $200NL and up 20 big bets at $5-$10 limit. I went to a friends house last night for a bit to celebrate his ...
Published: Jan 24th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
217 Busted 3k Borgata Main, Played Well...
"I got my shades on waitin’ for the sun to shine my way. Got my boom box, suntan lotion, waitin for action. They say when you play with skills good luck could happen." Jay-Z - Guns and Roses. Well, I thought I was playing with skills, and I guess I was fortunate in some spots, but my luck ran out in the end I suppose. I busted the Borgata Main Event 3k buyin a couple hours ago. I ...
Published: Jan 27th, 2009
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AJyowler
Join Date: May 10th, 2006
10 Update after 1 month (it's been a grind)
I started on December 28th with 5.97 in my bankroll.. I had recently redeposited and found myself frustrated and becoming discouraged with poker.. I felt I was at least a break even player but not reaching my full potential... Then one day it all changed when I read Jennifear's article on bankroll management.. Although I was aware of the importance of having bankroll management, it really ...
Published: Jan 28th, 2009
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Riossumo
Join Date: Jan 31st, 2009
1 "Do You Know Joe?" A detailed account of a poker player's first experience playing in the World Series of Poker
How are you doing man'" says J.C Tran, ranked no.2 in the world in 2007 by Card Player Magazine and winner of U.S $5.9 million in tournament earnings. I reply that I am okay which is of course a lie as I have now been playing for over 9 hours and am both mentally and physically exhausted. “ Where are you from'" asks J.C. I tell J.C that I am from Australia. "Do you know Joe" ...
Published: Jan 31st, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Strip poker at Foxwoods
As I said in the first blog entry I want to try and keep these as entertaining as possible. So I figure the best way for me to do that is to share some of my funny stories from my poker career so far, and I think I have just the story to get things started off on the right foot. I typically play live cash games at Foxwoods in CT. Usually on those trips I sit at the 4/8 limit holdem tables, ...
Published: Jan 31st, 2009
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rebelfd
Join Date: Aug 17th, 2008
12 Goals and objectives for 2009
I've been wanting to post this for a while, better late than never. Here are some of my poker goals. 1.) Keep family first. 2.) Have a positive roi on OPR. 3.) Get better at bank roll management. This will obviously help number 2. 4.) Find out how the hell to improve my late stage MTT play. This is really a big one for me, can't seem to crack this code. Any helpful hints for late ...
Published: Feb 7th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 $120 T-Shirt
*Just as a quick note for those of you who've been keeping up with the blogs so far. I plan on putting out a new blog every Monday and Thursday during the week. As far as the video blog idea goes I'm still tinkering with that so for right now the written stuff is all I plan to do. Now with the house keeping done, on with the story.* The term “dead money” is often used to describe ...
Published: Feb 8th, 2009
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The Maven
Join Date: Jul 28th, 2006
15 Work hard, Play harder!!!
Well, skiing in Utah was great…until I crashed and broke my ankle! I’m now forced to gimp limp around in my temporary cast. This should sideline me from fighting for the next month (I was planning on taking some hardcore Japanese Ju Jitzu classes in Costa Rica per my usual), but I’ll welcome the break none the less. I was going really fast (full of too much confidence, what else is new') ...
Published: Feb 17th, 2009
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Shemp Hain
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2009
28 Pouring my heart out...
Nostalgia. I can't stand it. I hate it. I wish it never existed. Tonight has been a rough night. First I watched the movie W. Then I watched the AFI (American Film Academy) 10 top 10. I'm a pretty emotional guy and when I think about the past I get really upset. I can't stand the feeling that I'm getting older and all the things of my past seem like they just happened yesterday ...
Published: Feb 20th, 2009
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zulk3434
Join Date: Feb 25th, 2009
1 MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS IN TOURNAMENT PLAY
Hello all, This is my first blog as I am new to pocket fives, but I want to dive right into an important topic. I am a fairly experienced poker player and an overall winning tournament player, but I have been running into this scenario a lot lately. I am looking to get lots of feedback with details please. Let me break down the situation and you can let me know your thoughts. I am playing a ...
Published: Feb 25th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 The Joys of Limit Holdem
Ah yes, the retarded cousin of that game we all started playing (No Limit). It's been often quoted that that two games are as alike as Chess and Checkers. Transitioning between the games is one of the harder things to do in poker. Cash game play is comical at low stakes Limit tables and if you play long enough I can assure you your blood pressure will skyrocket without the proper preparation. ...
Published: Mar 2nd, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Another "Almost Won"
Well Spring break has been going great so far. I got my grades back from my finals and all I can say is that Cs get degrees baby. I passed em all and I'm very happy about that. With my time off so far I've been able to rack up some more consistent hours playing poker online. I've had some success grinding $4.40s a bit (which is not something I've had a history of being good at), ...
Published: Mar 12th, 2009
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donpeters
Join Date: Jan 19th, 2007
12 Bankroll Management
Everyone talks about it, yet so many poker players seem to toss it out the window; sometimes it's an ego thing, other times recklessness. It's also never enough to simply understand how to manage a bankroll; it's applying that knowledge where people go wrong. I've certainly been one of those people a few times throughout my poker life. When it comes to maintaining a bankroll, one ...
Published: Mar 17th, 2009
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pauman81
Join Date: Jan 22nd, 2009
1 starting up a poker career, and looking to set up a friends network.
hey all, thanks for checking out my first blog. the plans are in place to start up my own career in poker. i am not making the full plunge, as i am keeping my day job. but i have built my starting br of $100 dollars up to almost $600 over the last month and a half, playing only 2, 5, and 10 dollar sit and go's. i played on party poker when i first learned of the game, built up a decent ...
Published: Mar 19th, 2009
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MeansToAnEnd
Join Date: Mar 20th, 2009
2 Sng, Cash, or MTT?
Although most people on this site have had incredible success in MTT's, I can't help but wonder if there's 1 type of game that is the most profitable. It seems like the plb leaders have huge cash winnings, but we can't forget about their buyins and or losses. Cash games seem like too much of a grind. It appears as though the best game to play would be medium stakes ...
Published: Mar 20th, 2009
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