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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 My Sith Apprentice
The poker economy is a fascinating thing. The rate at which money changes hands can be extraordinary and I'm not talking about wins and losses. Backing arrangements are as old as sin in the poker world, they are a way for good players to get a shot in some bigger buy in MTTs and games. In some cases however, players get approached by friends or fellow grinders to teach them how to play the ...
Published: Mar 26th, 2009
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IVExodusVI
Join Date: Dec 9th, 2008
1 Adderall: The Steroids of Poker?
Whenever we turn on our televisions or open our newspapers in our modern day world we usually find ourselves tuning into some talk about the illegal substances enthralled in the sporting world. HGH, Anadrol, and Clomid have evolved into household terms, we start to question the integrity of our hero's and the games we so passionately love. Unfortunately, we live in a competitive world where ...
Published: Mar 29th, 2009
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pokerpurity
Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 This is why I'm hot
I’m hot – cause I’m fly; You ain’t – cause you not; This is why; This is why; This is why I’m hot! So…uhmm, I’m running HOT right now, as the above summation denotes (wondering slightly now why I’m explaining a MIMS citation, which is as self-explanatory as those signs you see at the zoo, indicating crocodiles as being ‘dangerous creatures’). This blog will encompass two ...
Published: Apr 12th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 The Official Daily Grind Schedule
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. I have sat down for countless hours planning, searching, scheduling, and working my tail off to come up with a flexible schedule for me to play while I'm still in school. Class gets out for summer in only a few weeks and I want to try and maximize the poker playing by picking not only the MTTs that fit me time wise, but also trying ...
Published: Apr 16th, 2009
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silverscull
Join Date: Sep 9th, 2008
92 Winning the 'Stars $4.40/180 S&G: Eight Key Hands
I won a big one last week. Of the 100 or so hands I played, I wanted to lay out eight key ones that set up this win. I would love to get feedback if you felt I made the right move, or not. Big Hand 1: The One I Had to Let GoEarly into the tournament, I seem to be doing okay. I took 3 pots, with one a sizable pot of 400 chips. Then I get this hand at Level II: $4.00+$0.40 Hold'em No Limit - ...
Published: Apr 29th, 2009
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stevem1267
Join Date: Jun 8th, 2007
8 my first 555
took 2nd, which is fine by me:) wish the players were as bad as this play below.lol id prob fold qq here.lol joke but ill take it. in the elite quest,im currently sitting at 273,662 vpps. im starting to mix in 225's and 335s's so i should be back on pace by dec 31st:) PokerStars Game #28280136261: Tournament #164278531, $525+$30 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2009/05/16 ...
Published: May 16th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Moving Down
I was looking over my books for the last few weeks and I've gotta say, there isn't much to smile about. MTTs I sit having cashed in only 2/40 during the last two weeks. Early on this was due more to running bad than anything else, but after a little while the frustration started to build and I noticed some leaks that needed plugging. Even after I fixed those I was still taking too many ...
Published: May 25th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 WSOP Is Here...
"Sometimes I wanna make money, but sometimes I ain't motivated. Sometimes I think it's over-rated. Sometimes I'm thinkin I wasn't supposed to make it, but what I show is basic I normally poker face it." Joe Budden - Sidetracked Whats up everyone' I just got out of the gym about an hour ago. It's now 5:30am. I've been working out late nights lately because my ...
Published: Jun 2nd, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Finally Playing Well
As has been noted over the past few blogs the swings have caught up with me this summer with a vengeance. However, I finally feel like I am now playing at the top of my game. I've been reading over poker books, threads on the forums, I checked out WSOP Academy, and even signed up for the free 7 day trail for Poker Savvy Plus. Doing all that I found myself in a much better position during my ...
Published: Jun 5th, 2009
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 25K Project Blog - Day 61
A Daily Documentation Exploring How $500 Becomes $25,000+ ----------------- Started with $500 on April 15th Bankroll = $14,290 38 Days Left To Reach $25,000 (Personal Challenge) Phase One Complete Project Details at ----------------- Angry Rant I hate this game right now as I write this. I finished 15th in the 50r for $1500ish and then finished 16th in the $109 (80K guarantee) for ...
Published: Jun 14th, 2009
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pokerpurity
Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 FINALLY! 4-FIGURE SCORE!
About 16 hours ago I was already mentally preparing a blog-entry. At the time, I still had several live tables up on my screen, but had just closed one after getting all my money in with AhKh against QQ on a 3h6h9d board – and losing. Only a slight edge, I realize that, but it was literally on the money bubble and the winner would have a top-5 stack. Moreover, I had been losing several 70/30s ...
Published: Jun 30th, 2009
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pokerpurity
Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 15K Guaranteed Win, Analysis Part1
Buy-in was $30+3, 666 entrants; the whole thing took 7.5 hours and 1st place was $3,746. Standard tournament on PokerStars, in the sense that we started with 3000 chips and blinds kicked off at 10/20. As always, I was playing a myriad of different tourneys – approximately 4 at a time – and had already busted out of a few when this one started. Off we go. Hand #1 – Stack 3000, blinds ...
Published: Jul 1st, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Advancing To Day Two (Edited)...
I survived day one of the $10k Buyin Main Event at the WSOP. I was up to 43k early and then down to 16k. I had the best table ever to start at. People were going nuts the whole time playing huge pots and putting so much money in every pot. I made some hands early to get up to 43k then I couldn't hit anything. Some people at my table were calling stations, some were just too passive, and some ...
Published: Jul 5th, 2009
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PREDA7OR
Join Date: Oct 15th, 2008
1 20$ CHALLANGE - 20$ to 10.000$
Hello everybody. First of all, I`m from Austria (Vienna) and my english is not perfect, but i`ll try my best You can directly come to this blog via: As you can read, today at Wednesday, 22nd of July 2009, 00:00 time i start my first Bankroll Challange, my goal is to make 10.000$ from a start-capital of 20$ ! I know, people dont like read much text, the people like the clearly facts, so i ...
Published: Jul 21st, 2009
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 25K Project Blog - Day 98
A Daily Documentation Exploring How $500 Becomes $25,000+ ----------------- Started with $500 on April 15th Bankroll = $12,036 1 Day Left To Reach $25,000 (Personal Challenge) Phase One Complete Project Details at ----------------- Make Sure You Sign The PPA's Petition To President Obama To Effectively End The Harassment of Poker Players in America - It Takes Ten Seconds click here ...
Published: Jul 22nd, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Third In The 1k For 46k...
Not trying to make this blog a brag blog or anything but news is news so here we go. I just got 3rd in the 1k on Full Tilt Poker. Played pretty good overall. Coolered some people, won some flips, had some hands hold up. Don't think I had any major suckouts. I requested the hand history so I could post some hands but it hasn't come yet. I ended up busting out at 8k/16k when BegsClutch ...
Published: Jul 28th, 2009
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abakus73
Join Date: Aug 16th, 2009
19 the chipleader, the donk and me
just another post about my nightly MTT grinding and I finally got into something that paid off :-) it was the 20k starting at 8 pm german time at bwin with a field of over 1300 entrants and its a rebuyer for initial buyin of 5.5$ and endless rebuys in first hour for 5$ and a final addon after it. after getting a medium stack in the first hour I really had some nice hits like AJs hits the nuts ...
Published: Aug 27th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 MiniFTOPS Has Come
IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME! I've been eargerly awaiting the arrival of the MiniFTOPS since the FTOPS began in August. My MTT game back then was sharp as ever and I was very hot. I had book 4 wins in 6 weeks, won a few grand, was able to pay off bills, everything was clicking for me. Since then however my MTT grind has faded a bit since then. I ran into some rougher variance and the MTT BR ...
Published: Sep 11th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Bloody Sundays...
I awoke from my sleep this morning surrounded by fog and loud gunfire. I could hear screams of horror, moans of death. I couldn't see anything. I stayed low to the ground to avoid the stray bullets. I was unharmed at the present time but still feared for my life. I couldn't see three feet in front of me. "Where am I'" I asked myself. I crawled through the grass while bullets ...
Published: Sep 13th, 2009
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holdemplayer81
Join Date: Apr 15th, 2009
1 Holdemplayer81's Bankroll Challenge/Expectations/Goals for the future!!!
Hello Everyone, My name is Mike (Holdemplayer81 on FTP; M.Gilbert78 on PokerStars) and I primarily play on FulltiltPoker. I've been playing poker since 2004 where I deposited $50 and in 1 day took my original investment and took it to approximately $200. I immediately cashed my original $50 out and have never had to come out of my pocket for online poker since. I consider myself a sng ...
Published: Sep 16th, 2009
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Patricii
Join Date: Jul 26th, 2008
9 Blog 5 at $1060.05, RAZZ MTT Win-Patricii's $500 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge/Blog/Stake
I'm back with a quick blog. I have been throwing in some PLO to get some experience playing other games besides Holdem. I have heard that there is money to be made in other games so I am trying to get my feet wet. Last night I saw a $5 RAZZ MTT and joined the tourney. There were 106 people so not a huge field. I ended up winning the Tourney for $166. It felt pretty good considering I ...
Published: Sep 22nd, 2009
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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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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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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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Duvdar
Join Date: Jul 6th, 2012
1 Working my way towards a poker career
Hey All Some time ago I was able to rearrange my schedule to allow me to only work 4 days per week so I could spend 3 days per week playing poker at my favorite destination the Borgata in Atlantic City. Since that time I have been building up a growing bankroll playing 2/5 and 5/10 NL. As my bankroll continued to grow I have wanted more and more to take it to the next level. While I am getting ...
Published: Jul 6th, 2014
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dirtydeuce162
Join Date: Oct 4th, 2010
3 Keep getting it in good but can't hold
Just getting back here to remind myself about some feelings regarding hands and pro advice. Waited for spots tonight in some of the small buy in tourneys on merge and got it in good in all. Each time I had my opponents completely dominated and couldn't come away from it with the best result. In talking to the more successful players, I am reassured that things will turn around and my bad luck ...
Published: May 6th, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 October 6th and 7th Results
from: I took Tuesday the 6th off. Off from online anyway. I ended up going to the casino and playing live for about 8 hrs. I got my ass handed to me @ 1/2nl for four 50 BB buyins. Notable gayness included QQ losing to KK aipf, KK losing to AKo aipf, and 67cc losing to Q10o all in on a flop of 1067Qx. I felt like I knew where everyone was at in a hand virtually all the time. I haven't ...
Published: Oct 7th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 I Chopped The Tourny!!!!
Sorry for the deceiving title, lol. I actually busted from the 5k Main Event today about 1 hour in. There were 3 hands that caused my bustout. I won't talk about those yet but after I busted the 5k at around 1pm I was super bummed. I wasn't mad because I felt like I played really well, I was just disappointed I bubbled and didn't do better. Especially since the tournament goes to 6 ...
Published: Oct 8th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Closing Out 2009
It's a bit strange to think that at the beginning of this year I had a BR of only $65 bucks. Grinding out $2.25 9 man turbo and 180 man SNGs on FTP to build myself up while using up my FPPs on Stars to win enough $T to take a few shots in some $4.40s. To go from that to finally breaking through and getting my first $1K+ score, then doing it two more times in a 6 week period, coupled with my ...
Published: Nov 6th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Gilbert's Syndrome...
(Continued from Sober Life/November Grind...) Apparently I have Gilbert's Syndrome. No need to panic though. Basically what it means is that my body can't process bilirubin, which is a function of my liver. My bilirubin count is high and will always be high throughout my lifetime. Normally your body turns the bilirubin into bile and it gets flushed out of your system but my body ...
Published: Nov 13th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Favor (Continued)...
I have been super busy all day. Woke up early, worked out and then had a dentist appointment. I need to have a root canal re-done to this tooth I already had one done to. I scheduled it Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Hopefully it doesn't interfere with my Thanksgiving dinner! After that my nephew and sister came by because she had to show me something. My nephew who is almost a year old is ...
Published: Nov 19th, 2009
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sgildea25
Join Date: Jan 3rd, 2008
66 Running Well, Playing Well = Turning Profit (DUH!)
So I haven't posted since last week's loss in the Mohegan $200K Guar. and the victory in the FTP $2K Stud Hi/Lo Tourney, but it's been smooth sailing since the victory. Online I've only played a handful of MTTs on FTP since the Stud Hi/Lo win and have not fared well, going 0/8. It's ok as I've been transitioning my online game to more cash as it doesn't take up as ...
Published: Nov 23rd, 2009
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dgillis
Join Date: Mar 10th, 2008
15 Bankroll Blueprint: Bad Beats, Cold Cards, and Picking MTT's over SNG's
I probably wont be able to blog everyday but last nights session brought up a very good point that I wanted to share. Talking about bad beats and cold cards has almost become taboo in the poker world, particularly amongst the best players. The problem is an inexperienced player may never hear just how frustrating it can be from those players he looks up to. The poker world is cold enough when ...
Published: Dec 29th, 2009
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amandaw111
Join Date: Dec 21st, 2009
3 4th in UB 100k for 16.2k
After A successful end of december and some decent results in January I finished off the month well. I managed to final tabled the UBOC PLO $215 Cubed for a little over 3k for 9th. I was really dissapointed with my result as I felt I was the best player in the field with 18 to go and just ran bad with 11 left to eek into the FT. I did however have a great day yesterday with my 4th place finish ...
Published: Dec 30th, 2009
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dgillis
Join Date: Mar 10th, 2008
15 Bankroll Blueprint: Grinding vs. Building
There were a few comments in a prior post that I'm hoping I can address today. I'm going to explain the bankroll management philosophy that I intend to use and why I chose it. Don't forget this is an experiment and like all good experiments we can learn just as much, if not more, from failure as we can from success; which I am in no way guaranteeing. I have done this a few times so I ...
Published: Jan 4th, 2010
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 One Year, 100 Blogs
It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I started this wacky journey. I remember those first posts talking about my grandparents passing, playing 4/8FLHE at Foxwoods, and grinding $2.25 SNGs. Now a year later I'm in a place where I can grind at the midstakes level and have a still modest, but much healthier BR than last year to start. I have been thinking a lot recently about ...
Published: Jan 25th, 2010
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 3rd in 30r
from 2010 Results as of Jan 28th 3rd in 30r for just over 8K. Fuck ya. A score like this has been a long time coming imo. I followed excellent BR management for several months and saw my roll swing up and down time and time again. I knew if I stayed patient my breakthrough would come. Obv Double G's week was the best time for it :)
Published: Jan 27th, 2010
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Ah Variance, My Old Friend
Everyone has something they are unhappy with about their lives. It's not always something major but no one is perfect so there are things that can be fixed. We as a people tend to take the opportunity of a new year to bring about new resolutions of change in our lives. These resolutions can be personal, romantic, spiritual, work related, and everything in between. We as poker players also ...
Published: Jan 29th, 2010
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Goldenad
Join Date: Jun 12th, 2006
23 Reflecting on a year of poker + sunday results
just a thought on the path poker has taken me over the last year: on 1/31/09 i played 31 $10 DON sngs on pokerstars that cost me $322.40 to buyin in total for a profit of $77.60. it was a very good day. yesterday, 1/31/10, i played 40 mtts with a total buyin of $2257.10 and profited $2945.47. it was a very good day. this last year has been an incredible journey where ive grown a lot as a ...
Published: Feb 1st, 2010
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Crazy Hand...
I was supposed to do something really cool this weekend on Saturday for the Super Bowl. It fell through and I ended up playing poker instead. Oh well. I bubbled both $300 NLs on Stars and FTP. I cashed in a couple and bubbled a couple other. I have one pretty interesting hand I'll post here. Full Tilt Poker Game #18240396543: $100,000 Guarantee (130357892), Table 81 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No ...
Published: Feb 7th, 2010
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 SHIP ONE FINALLY and Prepping for the Mega Stack
Well it took a few sessions of getting my balls kicked in but I finally got myself back into the winner's circle. Last Friday night I shipped the $26 $5K Guaranteed PLO for just over $1500. This is now my biggest online score, though no where near my biggest career score, but more importantly this effectively erases anything that happened in January and then some. Also, it's a pretty ...
Published: Feb 8th, 2010
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Ninemil
Join Date: Aug 6th, 2006
16 Another day, another dollar
I'd like to talk about two tournaments I played, yesterday night and the night before. The first one was the $50 cubed (18.5k I believe) on FTP. I had already played a set of probably 20 tourneys before I decided to keep the ball rolling and reg for this one. I love this tournament because it's a small field and has a great structure, like most rebuys do. I ended up running good and ...
Published: Feb 10th, 2010
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 Not Feeling Well Lately
from 2010 Results as of Feb 4th My confidence is not where it should be. My motivation is not where it should be. My hunger to dominate is not where it should be. Last night I cut my session short because of how I was feeling. I hate when this happens to me. Any long time readers of my blog know exactly what I'm talking about. It's definitely related to the depression. I doubt ...
Published: Feb 11th, 2010
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highlite11
Join Date: Nov 5th, 2007
25 Frustration Setting In
So far since bein backed for all high stakes mtts I have done the following: Stars 9th 100r 9th 100r 8th 100r (6 max) 12th 100r 17th 100r FTP 8th 100r 4th 100r (6 max) UB 1k 15th 100r 6th 100r 5th 100r 3rd 500 1st These are all mentally tough to deal with ,probably bc 4 of them were me being the cl with 20 ppl down to right before i bust or get to the ft due to just nasty coolers and beats. ...
Published: Feb 24th, 2010
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bellaca
Join Date: Jan 3rd, 2010
6 Tournament Poker....What's the real goal?
Recently, I played in a PokerStars $50+$5 NLH Tournament. While playing in this tournament, I made a pretty deep run for the money and I played what I considered to be some pretty good poker. An issue that came up during the tournament, was my ability to fold some pretty big hands pre-flop, and my inability to shove pre-flop with drawing hands. I've outlined a few hands below for your ...
Published: Feb 27th, 2010
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herbstreet24
Join Date: Aug 8th, 2006
25 And So it Begins....
Until recently I was basically on my own in my poker jouney. Last year I half heartedly grinded some poker tournies and made some money doing it. I worked on my game a bit, made a few nice scores, and in my mind I had it figured out. Then in December my internet started giving me some issues, and to top it off I went on a bad run. It continued through January and all of the sudden I looked up and ...
Published: Mar 8th, 2010
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Goldenad
Join Date: Jun 12th, 2006
23 Heater approaching
the last 72 hours have been pretty crazy in terms of poker. my last post was about how poker owes you nothing and that trend has continued. i was starting to really lose confidence in my game since i wasnt seeing any results. on sunday 2/21 i made some deep runs and ended up busting 10th in the ftp $10 cubed. i made a squeeze vs the really laggy chipleader who was running something like 32/25 ...
Published: Mar 12th, 2010
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RunLikeAChettah
Join Date: May 26th, 2009
19 Double Deuce FT breakdown!
What a way to come out of my worst downswing in my short poker career! The last blog I made I was so aggravated and fed up with poker! This past month poker has been really bringing me down and I had been feeling like I was unable to win and really second guessing my game overall. Playing day in and day out for months and not having a winning month can start to get at your confidence at the ...
Published: Mar 23rd, 2010
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 March 25th Update
from 2010 Results as of March 6th A few days after my last post I got 2nd in the 30c for $2,100. It's been pretty rough since then. Last night I finally made my first FT in over 140 tourneys. I got 7th in the donkfest 10r and also got 3rd in a non-guarantee $10 tourney. This game is a tough grind with long stretches of tremendous frustration. I feel like I've come a long way ...
Published: Mar 25th, 2010
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Goldenad
Join Date: Jun 12th, 2006
23 March review: frustration returning
Well, despite far and away having my best month ever (financially) playing poker March ended with me being pretty frustrated about where I stand currently. I dont know what the rules are about bitching about how bad you run after binking a huge score, but I'm about to anyway. In my defense, I was grinding with doubledave22 (brag) a few weeks ago, shortly after he won the UBOC ME for like 280k ...
Published: Apr 1st, 2010
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
70 $10r Chop/Win
from 2010 Results as of April 1st: Total Profit = $17,940.01 I ICM chopped the 10r HU on Full Tilt last night as a 1.5:1.1 underdog in chips. We played it out for an extra $100 and for PLBs and I shipped it after my AQo outdrew his 99. I felt he was a good enough player that chopping was a smart move and indeed it did come down to flippage. I picked up $3,232.50 total, my first decent ...
Published: Apr 9th, 2010
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 NAPT Tourney and Last Week...
Last blog I updated quickly before I left to head to Connecticut. Let me continue off of that post. I arrived to the airport in the morning and immediately ran into my buddy Matt Waxman. He was already in line to check in. A couple minutes later Jason Mercier showed up and we started to check in and try to get seats together so the flight wouldn't be so bad. We were chatting it up and along ...
Published: Apr 14th, 2010
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Here Comes the Hammer
Boy do I wish this title were being used under some better circumstances, but in the words of Edward Nortan, "In the game of life, women are the rake." I placed a phone call to my accountant on Wednesday afternoon asking about my taxes and what I owe. She has been telling me for a while now to leave the money aside to pay taxes at the end of the year from my win at Foxwoods. I did as ...
Published: Apr 16th, 2010
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herbstreet24
Join Date: Aug 8th, 2006
25 Sleepless Nights
Night after night I lay wide awake in bed, my thoughts running endless simulations about poker and life. I swear I don't even need a hand database, I remember every key hand I played months ago, and I'm still racking my brain trying to optimize each play. My thoughts also wander to all of the possibilities the future may hold, how I am to deal with success, failure or anything else life ...
Published: May 8th, 2010
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DoubleS00ted
Join Date: Oct 22nd, 2006
6 Coaching/ back to basics
In the past year, I've had a lot of "close calls" in poker; a few deep runs, a live major FT and several close runs online. Over the last couple of years, I've slowly seen my desire to get better/improve at poker diminish. With that, I realized I needed a new attitude and more balance in my life. I've found that when I was enjoying my time away from the tables, I ...
Published: May 17th, 2010
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aceshigh9
Join Date: Feb 5th, 2008
14 BR building from Micro stakes up
In January I made my first legitimate deposit. I put $500 on Stars and $1000 on FTP and decided that I would focus on long term stability rather then moving up in stakes as quickly as I can. My goal was to build a bankroll of $5000 by my birthday, June 21st, while focusing on finishing up my Undergrad degree at Suny Albany and running my online business. So far I'm up to $4200 and feeling ...
Published: May 24th, 2010
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 One Word...Wow...
Wow. Wow. Wow. I played my heart out today. I eventually got heads up at the second shootout table vs a random player. I definitely had the edge in heads up play. At 2k/4k he shoved ~80k with KJhh and I called with AKo and he turned a jack to double up. I then chipped him back down, got it in A6 vs 33 and lost that as well (2336A.) I butchered one hand real bad heads up and doubled him up. No ...
Published: Jun 23rd, 2010
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Made Day 6...
Another day in the bag, along with 1.23m in chips (Yes -- 1.23 MILLION chips. Enough of the K's.) The average chip stack is 1.07m. There are roughly 200 players left. Today was just a steady grind. I started with 767k and chipped up slowly throughout the day. Interestingly enough, I didn't play a pot over 300k today. That tidbit of information is mind blowing to me. We played 3k/6k, 4k/8k, ...
Published: Jul 15th, 2010
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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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