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sketchy1
Join Date: Apr 17th, 2005
2 sketchy1's first blog doesn't really need a "title"
so i haven't blogged in years, and when i was blogging it wasn't much but stupid lyrics and whiny stuff 18 year olds like to blog about. i guess i'll start with a somewhat abbreviated history of my poker career. it all started back in 2002 when my buddy chad introduced me to the game. through our friend jake and his buddies, we organized a regular game during college and played about every ...
Published: Apr 6th, 2011
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iatetheredcrayon
Join Date: Mar 15th, 2006
1 My Opinions on the Current Poker Crackdown
Disclaimer: The following are my opinions on the crackdown of online poker that occurred on April 15th, 2011 as someone who has been around online poker for several years. Any references to past events have not been officially factchecked, and any advice herein is to be taken at your own risk. First if you're saying "what's this shutdown'" Check or search on google news. The next, and ...
Published: Apr 16th, 2011
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 I Understand More When I Fail
Las Vegas, USA I had my muse back for a minute there. Getting my taxi out of the Rio today all I wanted to do was piss and moan about the great injustices a normal MTTer could face. I did something really stupid today. So stupid I wanted to bang on this keyboard for a few hours. I opened to 800. Woman who seems conservative in dress and demeanor flats button. Sowers squeezes to 2,700. I ...
Published: Jun 29th, 2011
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 The Inmates are Running the Asylum
Ok, I’m sure no one here is shocked when I say I’m pissed off about Black Friday. I’m sure a lot of grinders are, to say nothing of the thousands of players who were earning a living playing the digital version of our beloved game. But that’s not even the biggest problem I have with what has transpired. The poker world is viewed as nothing but a bunch of degenerates that need to be ...
Published: Oct 24th, 2011
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 Five Shots
I wonder how many times I’ve done this, sat here and written about a good/bad day at the tables. Ever since I was 18. I’ve made literally millions, and it’s all gone now. It does something to the head, pissing away that much money. You think you can never hold onto it anymore, that you’re past your hopeful stage. Those days where you watched WPT after school and ate Oreos with your ...
Published: Oct 28th, 2011
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 Staying Hungry At This Stage
It’s weird when you come out of a funk that lasted for five years. I never thought I was doing anything abnormal, but I took a pill, drank something, or smoked something probably 95% of the days I lived between 17 to 22. I never thought it was shit. Just how I got by. I was doing better than everyone I grew up with, so who was anybody to tell me I was doing something wrong' I was writhing in ...
Published: Nov 10th, 2011
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Grinding in Milford, NH
A buddy of mine told me about a small poker room about 10mins from his house. The room is called “The River Poker Room” in Milford New Hampshire and they were running an interesting promotion for their first tournament of the year. It was an $80 event with a maximum of 2 rebuys that could be used at any time, each buy in and rebuy worth a 15,000 chip stack. Also, if you went ahead and put ...
Published: Jan 2nd, 2012
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NateFish
Join Date: Dec 30th, 2011
2 Rollercoaster Week 1 Recap
I feel like I'm a world away from the mental state I was in when I started this blog. I feel drained and beat up even though my variance has been pretty normal. I made some bad game choices again and donked off my profits, and really there's nobody I can blame but myself. I have to tighten up my game selection or this is going to be a short run this year for this blog. From up almost 10% to down ...
Published: Jan 6th, 2012
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
78 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
219 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
219 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
219 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
78 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
219 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
78 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
78 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
78 $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
219 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
219 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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hehateme315
Join Date: Apr 15th, 2009
7 $20, 1 month 1k
Alright, cashed out my last $140ish and left $20 in my PS account, along with 2,248.39 FPP's. My girlfriend is going to Spain for a month on Saturday, and i will be grinding the most i ever have in order to either make or break the bankroll, ive been able to run several 10 deposits up to 4-500 but always find myself cashing out and never keeping a large online roll or allowing myself to ever do ...
Published: Jun 24th, 2010
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
219 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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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
219 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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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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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
219 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
219 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
23 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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