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  1. Have withdrawn most of my roll in the midst of a downswing and thus I am setting this challenge for motivational purposes.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 and thursday until I reach my target. Wish me luck.

  2. Having met all of my yearly goals in one week (finished 2nd and 3rd in HR OPS on back to back days) I felt like I was on top of the world. I got up to 19th in OPR rankings and was on a massive heater. Unfortunately, I took alot of this for granted and have been hit with a big dose of reality. I don't think I've gotten too far out of line with my play but will be looking to set stricter limits on myself with how many re-entries I play and dropping down in stakes. Sunday is kind of my last hurrah at the higher stakes for a bit so we shall see what happens. I feel like sometimes it is good to get your goals into words and helps you refocus/get motivated. Here goes nothing

    Goal 1: Have a +5k december
    goal 2: Have a 2k score
    goal 3: beat 1/2 live game for 5 buyins over winter break (will be there 9 days)
    goal 4: improve play in early stages
    goal 5: Have more fun

  3. This was meant to be a quick comment at the end of another article on Phil Hellmuth gets someone to explain who this coleman kid is .
    Normally my blogs come with a warning at the end but for this one I will put it out now, this is a different style of writing than you may be accustomed to. There are more entries available, by doing a quick search on this site Pocket 5's you will be able to to acclimatise yourself and once you get a couple under your belt hopefully you will eagerly await my next awakening and article entry. Normally these blogs go on and on (TLDR) this one is a knee jerk so should be suitable for even the worst internet skimmer, please if you are born post 1980 don't take this as a personal attack just a quick straight to the point opinion that I have on the state of poker. Grammar and subject were not checked , the players mentioned were all from memory please don't abuse me for leaving anyone out, actually I would welcome comments on what you guys think and who you guys think has helped our game inthe past present ...future?
    Coleman the hermit back on stage using Hellmuths so called self gratifying antics to draw attention to his own tantrum.For someone who shuns the poker world and needs a heater to keep him in the loop to refuse to aknowledge the value of the players that have come before and will be remembered long after he is gone then to go further and accuse others of shameless self promotion is a bit rich. Let's go back to superbrat I mean coleman refusing the interviews ,which was the the only reason the interview got an extra mention . Then he messes his diaper and mentions Phil's name , if he had not mentioned Phil Hellmuth his little murmur would have died off long ago and caused way less damage. Phil Helmuth actually was the bigger man, I'll write that again Phil Hellmuth was the one who acted graciously after being pulled into the spotlight by this poker gnat fighting for the lights of the poker media. Just realised Coleman is a bad boy he is spontaneous, speaks his mind and doesn't compromise his principals, he'd ride an American made Harley Davidson only the handlebars vibrate too much and manicures are costly even with an ev freeroll that I doubt will be repeated, by Coleman anyway. Broadcasters of our lovely game can barely keep a casual viewer awake for more than 3 minutes during a final table broadcast without a comedian to fill in the gaps and this guy thinks he knows how to play poker. when will we realise that the t-shirt crew may be able to do the numbers but they have no life , no character ,no future value to add to this game. Obtuse or not we loved the WSOP from the early days but 2003 to even 2010 was a real poker tournament with real players not spoilt brats who have no clue what the Hall of Fame is .If not for the pioneers of the game these guys would be playing cards in a basement in Canada at best .Let's see Coleman walk into a cardroom win a pot and walk out of there with any money ,these kids get cold sweats when any female other than mummy talks to them let alone a pissed off delicatessen or old school grinder . This would have been his and all the other kids fates if not for the guys from the aforementioned WSOP broadcasts and the like.Their accounting profession would be their only salvation they would be living the life they were destined to .Poker rooms were being closed across the board in casinos , you couldn't hope to get a game and online may not have been what it is today without the 2003 WSOP result.
    So stand up and applaud the show that was Matusow Hellmuth Farha , Kid Stu Ungar, the other kid Negreaneu , the real old boys Brunson , Puggy, Harrington, Amarillo slim, the rest and the others bad ,good maniacal ,radical right and wrong.
    For if not for the path these boys trailed your current safety net would be non-existent and maybe a broken arm in a staircase accident after you tripped over a bucket and then were hit by a swinging door into the path of a postal van could well have been the reply you got to your misguided wisdom.
    What would Mike Matusows reply have been if he was asked why he spoke trash about Hellmuth? Yeah exactly real poker players. Hellmuth you used to be a wanker and we loved you for it I understand you chose to mellow , the problem is there is no nursery of players coming up behind you to fill the void maybe we should add a paintball round or monster truck poker to every third blind.

 
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