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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
67 SCOOP my 1st TRUE ONLINE POKER SERIES
Ok so the SCOOP is not very far away, and mainly all i am doing is taking a break from poker. This past weekend i played in a few SNG's and one MTT 6k on Stars just for routine purposes. As of today i have not played in 4 days as i plan to just take it easy until April 1st or so. Today i read about CKingUSC once again taking down a killer MTT, the Sunday Million. And instantly i think about ...
Published: Mar 25th, 2009
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CLHplusMMM
Join Date: Apr 17th, 2009
2 Coming Back
Basically, long, painful story short, I used to be the man. I used to kill this game, and I used to have more money than any (at the time) high school kid would have any idea what to do with. I spent with wreckless abandon, and was completely naive to the thought that my well would/could ever run dry. I was an idiot, I played well above my bankroll, and poker was always a roller coaster ride: ...
Published: Apr 20th, 2009
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Ari
Join Date: Sep 7th, 2005
15 WSOP 2009 (one time)
I've been looking forward to this world series for the last few weeks. I'm going to play more events this year than ever before, and I'm hoping for big things obviously. So far I busted the 1K, 1.5K Plo and 1.5K. A number of my students are playing WSOP events, I'm hoping we can get a few bracelets into the Ari's Training Center family this year to go along with the 5 WSOPC ...
Published: Jun 3rd, 2009
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Popotib
Join Date: May 5th, 2009
1 Popotib aux WSOP
Qualifié pour quatre events, je vais faire mes premiers WSOP, début le 20 juin.
Published: Jun 9th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
219 Busted From The Main Event...
I am out of the 2009 $10k Buyin World Series Of Poker Main Event. It sucks. I actually caught the first plane back with my buddies Steve and Adam and am writing this blog from Florida. Whenever I lose the Main Event I feel like there's no point for me to be out there anymore. It's the last hoo-rah of the WSOP and it's a horrible feeling losing. Hopefully one year I won't have to ...
Published: Jul 9th, 2009
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
78 25K Project Blog - Day 94
A Daily Documentation Exploring How $500 Becomes $25,000+ ----------------- Started with $500 on April 15th Bankroll = $12,963 5 Days Left To Reach $25,000 (Personal Challenge) Phase One Complete Project Details at ----------------- Make Sure You Sign The PPA's Petition To President Obama To Effectively End The Harassment of Poker Players in America - It Takes Ten Seconds click here ...
Published: Jul 17th, 2009
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
78 Michigan
I'm leaving in less than a week for Michigan to play the Heartland Poker Tour event at The Soaring Eagle Casino. I have friends up there I'm staying with. While looking at the HPT website and their upcoming tournaments I noticed the Championship Event (in November) is also at the Soaring Eagle Casino. I thought it might be perfect if I just stayed up there for a while and my friends said ...
Published: Aug 12th, 2009
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AceSpades
Join Date: May 12th, 2008
3 Biggest "Win" of my Life! I'm an FTOPS Champ!
Zettel: “Hey Doja, think I can get 1% of you'” It was a joke. I was already half in the bag. I had about 9000 chips after a car ride to Toronto with Alexey driving. I was playing on my laptop with my rogers wireless 3g stick. My stack was a little below average, and my mood was completely set on partying and going out, not playing poker. Me: “Sure bro, that'll be $9, first place is ...
Published: Aug 16th, 2009
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abakus73
Join Date: Aug 16th, 2009
19 crazy hands lead to crazy results
once again one of my daily posts and I really thought I have seen strange hands b4 I saw this nasty stuff at the 50k at bwin yesterday... here is how it went for me and how strange things can be: after the first hour of rebuy I was at average stack of 5k with nothing really big to say - never had a big hand so never involved into any big pot really allthough it was a rebuying hour. was wondering ...
Published: Aug 25th, 2009
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sgildea25
Join Date: Jan 3rd, 2008
66 A Grinder's Life for Me
So after a successful 2009 to this point, I wanted to re-connect with my "inner poker self" and get back to basics. After successfully completing my $300 to $10,000 challenge by June, I ran out of steam. I had a good run getting it up to about $17,000, and then I went nuts and lost just over $4,000 before the "internet payout scare" hit the scenes and I withdrew all my online ...
Published: Aug 26th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Playing Poorly or Running Poorly?
The age old question in poker, "Am I playing bad or just getting unlucky'" Sometimes it's our initial pride that refuses to allow us to admit defeat. We all at one point or another suffer from the, "It can't possibly be my fault" syndrome. The journey that I have gone on thus far in the poker world has been a 3 year exercise in humility and that journey seems to be a ...
Published: Aug 27th, 2009
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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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donpeters
Join Date: Jan 19th, 2007
12 Bankroll Management
Everyone talks about it, yet so many poker players seem to toss it out the window; sometimes it's an ego thing, other times recklessness. It's also never enough to simply understand how to manage a bankroll; it's applying that knowledge where people go wrong. I've certainly been one of those people a few times throughout my poker life. When it comes to maintaining a bankroll, one ...
Published: Mar 17th, 2009
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pauman81
Join Date: Jan 22nd, 2009
1 starting up a poker career, and looking to set up a friends network.
hey all, thanks for checking out my first blog. the plans are in place to start up my own career in poker. i am not making the full plunge, as i am keeping my day job. but i have built my starting br of $100 dollars up to almost $600 over the last month and a half, playing only 2, 5, and 10 dollar sit and go's. i played on party poker when i first learned of the game, built up a decent ...
Published: Mar 19th, 2009
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MeansToAnEnd
Join Date: Mar 20th, 2009
2 Sng, Cash, or MTT?
Although most people on this site have had incredible success in MTT's, I can't help but wonder if there's 1 type of game that is the most profitable. It seems like the plb leaders have huge cash winnings, but we can't forget about their buyins and or losses. Cash games seem like too much of a grind. It appears as though the best game to play would be medium stakes ...
Published: Mar 20th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 My Sith Apprentice
The poker economy is a fascinating thing. The rate at which money changes hands can be extraordinary and I'm not talking about wins and losses. Backing arrangements are as old as sin in the poker world, they are a way for good players to get a shot in some bigger buy in MTTs and games. In some cases however, players get approached by friends or fellow grinders to teach them how to play the ...
Published: Mar 26th, 2009
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IVExodusVI
Join Date: Dec 9th, 2008
1 Adderall: The Steroids of Poker?
Whenever we turn on our televisions or open our newspapers in our modern day world we usually find ourselves tuning into some talk about the illegal substances enthralled in the sporting world. HGH, Anadrol, and Clomid have evolved into household terms, we start to question the integrity of our hero's and the games we so passionately love. Unfortunately, we live in a competitive world where ...
Published: Mar 29th, 2009
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pokerpurity
Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 This is why I'm hot
I’m hot – cause I’m fly; You ain’t – cause you not; This is why; This is why; This is why I’m hot! So…uhmm, I’m running HOT right now, as the above summation denotes (wondering slightly now why I’m explaining a MIMS citation, which is as self-explanatory as those signs you see at the zoo, indicating crocodiles as being ‘dangerous creatures’). This blog will encompass two ...
Published: Apr 12th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 The Official Daily Grind Schedule
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. I have sat down for countless hours planning, searching, scheduling, and working my tail off to come up with a flexible schedule for me to play while I'm still in school. Class gets out for summer in only a few weeks and I want to try and maximize the poker playing by picking not only the MTTs that fit me time wise, but also trying ...
Published: Apr 16th, 2009
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silverscull
Join Date: Sep 9th, 2008
93 Winning the 'Stars $4.40/180 S&G: Eight Key Hands
I won a big one last week. Of the 100 or so hands I played, I wanted to lay out eight key ones that set up this win. I would love to get feedback if you felt I made the right move, or not. Big Hand 1: The One I Had to Let GoEarly into the tournament, I seem to be doing okay. I took 3 pots, with one a sizable pot of 400 chips. Then I get this hand at Level II: $4.00+$0.40 Hold'em No Limit - ...
Published: Apr 29th, 2009
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stevem1267
Join Date: Jun 8th, 2007
8 my first 555
took 2nd, which is fine by me:) wish the players were as bad as this play below.lol id prob fold qq here.lol joke but ill take it. in the elite quest,im currently sitting at 273,662 vpps. im starting to mix in 225's and 335s's so i should be back on pace by dec 31st:) PokerStars Game #28280136261: Tournament #164278531, $525+$30 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2009/05/16 ...
Published: May 16th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Moving Down
I was looking over my books for the last few weeks and I've gotta say, there isn't much to smile about. MTTs I sit having cashed in only 2/40 during the last two weeks. Early on this was due more to running bad than anything else, but after a little while the frustration started to build and I noticed some leaks that needed plugging. Even after I fixed those I was still taking too many ...
Published: May 25th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
219 WSOP Is Here...
"Sometimes I wanna make money, but sometimes I ain't motivated. Sometimes I think it's over-rated. Sometimes I'm thinkin I wasn't supposed to make it, but what I show is basic I normally poker face it." Joe Budden - Sidetracked Whats up everyone' I just got out of the gym about an hour ago. It's now 5:30am. I've been working out late nights lately because my ...
Published: Jun 2nd, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 Finally Playing Well
As has been noted over the past few blogs the swings have caught up with me this summer with a vengeance. However, I finally feel like I am now playing at the top of my game. I've been reading over poker books, threads on the forums, I checked out WSOP Academy, and even signed up for the free 7 day trail for Poker Savvy Plus. Doing all that I found myself in a much better position during my ...
Published: Jun 5th, 2009
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
78 25K Project Blog - Day 61
A Daily Documentation Exploring How $500 Becomes $25,000+ ----------------- Started with $500 on April 15th Bankroll = $14,290 38 Days Left To Reach $25,000 (Personal Challenge) Phase One Complete Project Details at ----------------- Angry Rant I hate this game right now as I write this. I finished 15th in the 50r for $1500ish and then finished 16th in the $109 (80K guarantee) for ...
Published: Jun 14th, 2009
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pokerpurity
Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 FINALLY! 4-FIGURE SCORE!
About 16 hours ago I was already mentally preparing a blog-entry. At the time, I still had several live tables up on my screen, but had just closed one after getting all my money in with AhKh against QQ on a 3h6h9d board – and losing. Only a slight edge, I realize that, but it was literally on the money bubble and the winner would have a top-5 stack. Moreover, I had been losing several 70/30s ...
Published: Jun 30th, 2009
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pokerpurity
Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 15K Guaranteed Win, Analysis Part1
Buy-in was $30+3, 666 entrants; the whole thing took 7.5 hours and 1st place was $3,746. Standard tournament on PokerStars, in the sense that we started with 3000 chips and blinds kicked off at 10/20. As always, I was playing a myriad of different tourneys – approximately 4 at a time – and had already busted out of a few when this one started. Off we go. Hand #1 – Stack 3000, blinds ...
Published: Jul 1st, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
219 Advancing To Day Two (Edited)...
I survived day one of the $10k Buyin Main Event at the WSOP. I was up to 43k early and then down to 16k. I had the best table ever to start at. People were going nuts the whole time playing huge pots and putting so much money in every pot. I made some hands early to get up to 43k then I couldn't hit anything. Some people at my table were calling stations, some were just too passive, and some ...
Published: Jul 5th, 2009
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PREDA7OR
Join Date: Oct 15th, 2008
1 20$ CHALLANGE - 20$ to 10.000$
Hello everybody. First of all, I`m from Austria (Vienna) and my english is not perfect, but i`ll try my best You can directly come to this blog via: As you can read, today at Wednesday, 22nd of July 2009, 00:00 time i start my first Bankroll Challange, my goal is to make 10.000$ from a start-capital of 20$ ! I know, people dont like read much text, the people like the clearly facts, so i ...
Published: Jul 21st, 2009
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adamsapple19
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
78 25K Project Blog - Day 98
A Daily Documentation Exploring How $500 Becomes $25,000+ ----------------- Started with $500 on April 15th Bankroll = $12,036 1 Day Left To Reach $25,000 (Personal Challenge) Phase One Complete Project Details at ----------------- Make Sure You Sign The PPA's Petition To President Obama To Effectively End The Harassment of Poker Players in America - It Takes Ten Seconds click here ...
Published: Jul 22nd, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
219 Third In The 1k For 46k...
Not trying to make this blog a brag blog or anything but news is news so here we go. I just got 3rd in the 1k on Full Tilt Poker. Played pretty good overall. Coolered some people, won some flips, had some hands hold up. Don't think I had any major suckouts. I requested the hand history so I could post some hands but it hasn't come yet. I ended up busting out at 8k/16k when BegsClutch ...
Published: Jul 28th, 2009
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abakus73
Join Date: Aug 16th, 2009
19 the chipleader, the donk and me
just another post about my nightly MTT grinding and I finally got into something that paid off :-) it was the 20k starting at 8 pm german time at bwin with a field of over 1300 entrants and its a rebuyer for initial buyin of 5.5$ and endless rebuys in first hour for 5$ and a final addon after it. after getting a medium stack in the first hour I really had some nice hits like AJs hits the nuts ...
Published: Aug 27th, 2009
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dtools22
Join Date: Apr 12th, 2007
272 MiniFTOPS Has Come
IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME! I've been eargerly awaiting the arrival of the MiniFTOPS since the FTOPS began in August. My MTT game back then was sharp as ever and I was very hot. I had book 4 wins in 6 weeks, won a few grand, was able to pay off bills, everything was clicking for me. Since then however my MTT grind has faded a bit since then. I ran into some rougher variance and the MTT BR ...
Published: Sep 11th, 2009
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Cre8ive
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
219 Bloody Sundays...
I awoke from my sleep this morning surrounded by fog and loud gunfire. I could hear screams of horror, moans of death. I couldn't see anything. I stayed low to the ground to avoid the stray bullets. I was unharmed at the present time but still feared for my life. I couldn't see three feet in front of me. "Where am I'" I asked myself. I crawled through the grass while bullets ...
Published: Sep 13th, 2009
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holdemplayer81
Join Date: Apr 15th, 2009
1 Holdemplayer81's Bankroll Challenge/Expectations/Goals for the future!!!
Hello Everyone, My name is Mike (Holdemplayer81 on FTP; M.Gilbert78 on PokerStars) and I primarily play on FulltiltPoker. I've been playing poker since 2004 where I deposited $50 and in 1 day took my original investment and took it to approximately $200. I immediately cashed my original $50 out and have never had to come out of my pocket for online poker since. I consider myself a sng ...
Published: Sep 16th, 2009
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Patricii
Join Date: Jul 26th, 2008
9 Blog 5 at $1060.05, RAZZ MTT Win-Patricii's $500 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge/Blog/Stake
I'm back with a quick blog. I have been throwing in some PLO to get some experience playing other games besides Holdem. I have heard that there is money to be made in other games so I am trying to get my feet wet. Last night I saw a $5 RAZZ MTT and joined the tourney. There were 106 people so not a huge field. I ended up winning the Tourney for $166. It felt pretty good considering I ...
Published: Sep 22nd, 2009
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 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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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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chrisp200
Join Date: Jul 24th, 2009
8 Live Poker and My Journey to Austria
The past month has been unbelievable for me poker wise. Prior to December, I hadn't really played much poker since my pathetic showing at the WSOP. I feel like that time off from the game got me rejuvenated and excited to play. While the results have been there, I am still noticing a lot of leaks in my game. Most of the leaks I am noticing deal with late game play, but I do feel like I am ...
Published: Jan 17th, 2016
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onlinesavings5
Join Date: Oct 19th, 2015
1 ACR Big 30 10K GTD Final table death!
Just finished up the big $33 on ACR. 5th place feels like a loss as always, but this one hurt a little more. 482 Entrants: 2,410,000 Chips in play. 5 Players left. Clementebomba69 - 850k Mjbern23 - 380k 4babyface - 269K me (Onlinesavings5) - 530K lazumbera1 - 333K Blinds are 5 and 10K. Action folds to me on the button with KK. I raise to 22,873 expecting action from the BB, Clementebomba69. ...
Published: Dec 24th, 2015
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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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dewydewa
Join Date: Jul 28th, 2012
1 jokerstars banned me for no reason
i have played on pokerstars for 5 years and when i went to log on last week they said my account had been shut down.I had been accused of switching my ip adress and playing poker in the usa in sept ant oct of 2012 .now i send them a email saying if i had a time machine ike u i woudnt be finding guy that lay 10 cent pker games cheeting in the future .and they send me back if i dont send them all ...
Published: Jul 28th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 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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Rihard4a
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2013
15 Just a quick update on the progress
Hi P5s! I wanted to post just a brief update on my journey. This week shipped The Big $7.50 for $2.2k which I'm quite happy with, which means that the challenge is going pretty well. Will be trying to have some bigger ships next week, not sure if I will be playing tomorrow despite it being Sunday. Maybe will throw few tables in the evening, not sure. Next week definitely will be quite packed up ...
Published: Nov 28th, 2015
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chrispy2005
Join Date: Oct 16th, 2006
15 Poker, Life, Effects of Black Friday, and Moving on: Part2
The staking stable had obviously been immediately canceled. I had a good % of my wealth on poker sites at this point, but luckily got my PS money. I don't remember exactly what I was thinking at this time, I understood it completely sucked, but I don't think I truly realized that poker as a source of my income was more or less not an option anymore. My first thoughts all went towards my summer ...
Published: Oct 11th, 2012
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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 Are You Quitting Poker?
Hey man I don't know you, you don't know me... I do however look up to you. I read your old blog that you had, before the new site, just one post one day at work when I was bored. Dude I was instantly hooked. I spent that entire day at work reading every post that you had from the beginning on. I did endless amounts of research on you and who you were. I was looking for someone who was an ...
Published: Sep 27th, 2012
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Dirtydeuce162
Join Date: Oct 4th, 2010
3 Keep getting it in good but can't hold
Just getting back here to remind myself about some feelings regarding hands and pro advice. Waited for spots tonight in some of the small buy in tourneys on merge and got it in good in all. Each time I had my opponents completely dominated and couldn't come away from it with the best result. In talking to the more successful players, I am reassured that things will turn around and my bad luck ...
Published: May 6th, 2014
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 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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Ivan MTTMarket
Join Date: Feb 16th, 2015
13 Traveling: Budapest
Budapest is the most underrated European city. A fairy-tale city. It’s so nice here. Budapest is an amazing city. If I were asked to rate European capitals in terms of best places to live, it would definitely take the last place. Nevertheless, I think that Budapest is by far the best place for hanging out with friends or taking lone walks. If you are traveling to ...
Published: Sep 10th, 2015
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Fulfilling
Today I cashed in 5 out of 21 MTTs and won 2 out of 4 satellites. Two of my cashes are somewhat skewed in a way depending on how you look at it. I was playing two MTTs on Lock when the site had trouble and they shut down all the MTTs and refunded the money. I was sitting 4th in chips out of 20 remaining players in the $3r 1.25k and they do a type of chip chop so I made money but would much rather ...
Published: Jun 14th, 2012
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pgt4jc
Join Date: May 14th, 2013
4 My Strange Reason for Starting a Blog on Here
Hi all…I’ve been debating for a while whether or not to do a blog here on P5’s. Each month through the years I’ve seen up-dates from guys like Rihard4a, Willmccoy and others and have thought, I should do that. But there really hasn’t been adequate motivation to do it…UNTIL NOW! For the past 4+ years as I’ve been putting in 95%+ of my volume on the Merge Network, I’ve used the ...
Published: Oct 22nd, 2016
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MikeClarke
Join Date: May 30th, 2012
8 My first entry.
Ok here goes, I decided to create a blog. Two days I won a 55c tournament for a whopping $566 not a bad way to get a BR going. I played alot yesterday and nearly final tabled the $5.50 2k gtd busting out in 11th for $30, quite upsetting really cos I was feeling pretty good about a final table but with that said two days in a row I went very deep into tournaments. Although yesterday didn't go ...
Published: Jun 15th, 2012
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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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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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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 King Of The Dot
I love battle rap. I have a lot of pent up rage in me by the end of the day, and I envy people who just get to scream at another person. It also seems to reward weird people who come up with oddball ideas. I've been watching battles on Youtube since I was in high school and Jin and Iron Solomon were tearing it up. I've watched all the crap footage since the WRC days. I love verbal war. Some ...
Published: Sep 15th, 2012
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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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heliluddite
Join Date: Jan 18th, 2016
2 Things that held me back when I started to play - Part One
After the mortification of discovering my stupid first blog post ended up on the front page I wondered how I might redeem myself. I have a list of the top ten things that have been most detrimental to my play. Here are the first five. The second five will come in another post. 1: SnG Starting Hand Charts. While starting hand charts may be a good thing for the beginner/novice in my personal ...
Published: Apr 17th, 2016
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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
67 Diary of a Low Volume Grinder part-6 Progress
Obv I assume that I have worked on my game to a point where I lost my drive to blog! But tbh I really think and know that writing blogs actually helped my motivation. I am not the best player or the best writer, but it's funny how much I have to say when I think about it. Poker have actually had a very large impact on how mentally and physically fucked I am right now. I guess when you have goals ...
Published: Nov 14th, 2013
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IrishInc
Join Date: Aug 7th, 2007
4 Starting From Scratch
A couple of years ago Chris Ferguson ran an experiment that was based on the idea that you could start off playing freerolls to build a bankroll. He's a fantastic player and rolled up a substantial bankroll that way. Since this is my first foray back to the online scene since Black Friday I intend to conduct a similar experiment. My goal is to build a bankroll to $100 simply by cashing in ...
Published: Feb 1st, 2012
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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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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
67 Mentally Rested/New System/"Coming soon to a table near U!(work)"Went to Jail!!!!!
It's actually been pretty cool during my poker vacation. This kind of reminds me of people who try to stop smoking lol. The first week away from the game was pure agony for me; But as the following week passed the urge to play quickly went away. Right now i am just trying to get all of my shit in order, as well as life goals i have set ect. Im really getting tired of not getting things done when ...
Published: Oct 10th, 2012
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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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MikeClarke
Join Date: May 30th, 2012
8 New Site Luck?
I've never had much luck in the past with the free dollars some sites give you to play with. This was until last night. I signed up for the poker room because I heard there were lots of satellites to live tournaments there which appealed to me. But once I got the software installed I hated the look of it so didn't deposit. I got an e-mail yesterday afternoon saying I was given £5 free ($8) so ...
Published: Jun 20th, 2012
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Rihard4a
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2013
15 January review
Hello community! January has passed. The month overall was pretty busy because I was sticking to my schedule I had planned for all my off-work days. From the targets I set myself for January I hit 3 out of 4, thus making it 75% success rate. The only thing I could not achieve was poker study time. I wanted to study at least 20 hours in January, but turns out I spent only 18.5hrs. I think it is ...
Published: Feb 2nd, 2016
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willmccoy
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
67 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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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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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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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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luckbx
Join Date: May 16th, 2012
3 Point A - The Event That Started It All
To introduce myself I would like to share a little bit about where I come from, where I'm at now, and where I am planning and hoping to get to. My name is Javier Bernal and I am 27 years old, I was born and raised in Mexico, Tijuana, I came to the U.S. at 10 years of age. I did all my middle and high school in the U.S. I almost didn't graduate high school in 2003 if it wasn't thanks to an ...
Published: May 16th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 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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Assassinato
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 Take A Step Back: Sync Up (You’re Pushing Too Hard)
Check out the first article in the series if you are so inclined / I've been desperate the way I've been playing. Too many hours, too many tables, it takes a toll. It's always inspiring to see the high-volume guys like Naza114 do their thing but damn – people don't have a real appreciation for how hard that is. I get so dazed after a couple of days. It was different when I started, I ...
Published: May 22nd, 2012
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cfaughs
Join Date: Mar 5th, 2011
19 heads up challenge. $125 to $1000
Have withdrawn most of my roll in the midst of a downswing and thus I am setting this challenge for motivational purposes. Having left 125 dollars in my account my target is to reach 1k as fast as possible playing turbo hu sit and goes. I will start at $7 dollar and move up to $15 when i get to $450. I will also include the $11 heads up mtts that are bounty tournaments. I will update every sunday ...
Published: Dec 12th, 2014
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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 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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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 You better work, turn to the left.
Friday I woke up a little late and jumped in the shower and started my day. I decided to not go after food and instead planned on having a banana to start and soup and a sandwich a break or two in. As long as I have a plan for food I am fine and I feel as if I am ready for my session. What I try to avoid is just diving into a session and then while very busy and multi-tablng start feeling hungry ...
Published: Jun 16th, 2012
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cracker9ball
Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 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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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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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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manila re
Join Date: Feb 27th, 2010
6 If you need poker friends join with me...don't be scared to be ,just be.Except mjw006
Hello everybody, I am really happy to be your friend I have been very busy lately meeting up with some other people I know , important people too. My friend from the fruit market said that a lot of people have a computer inside their house and there is no need for me to stand at the fruit market all day just to meet up with and make new friends , all I have to do is get myself a ...
Published: Nov 1st, 2014
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