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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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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 The Process Is Not Pleasant
I´m back in Costa Rica. I´m sorry for my radio silence while I was in Las Vegas, but something has been stressing me out and making me less social. A business associate of mine owes money to a company. I wasn´t handling the money with him or anything, but I did work as a consultant for his company. I´d become friends with him and had contributed my work to his project. I was ...
Published: Jul 21st, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Improve daily
Today I cashed in 5 out of 29 MTTs with three final tables. I was not able to close any of them out but there is always tomorrow. I also cashed in 1 out of 2 satellites, but the cash was just for the buy-in back. Over all it was a pretty good day that will lead to many more good days. I followed through with several things I have been planning and trying to work on. I lowered my buy-ins a ...
Published: Jun 13th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
65 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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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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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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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
65 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
218 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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