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Join Date: Mar 12th, 2010
259 Only 3 weeks
It's only been 3 weeks since I did any blogging, meh. I was in Durant in April and had a less than amazing 0-12 MTT series and about break-even at cash. Hey, cant win them all, but it was a disappointing series. Nevertheless I came back to Tulsa planning to take a couple days off then get back to grinding, but I got a nasty head cold and was completely out of it for two weeks. I don't get sick ...
Published: May 14th, 2013
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
219 Sheep Among Wolves...
(I updated my blog with screenshots of my Feb 9th twitter which show dissection of the contract. Please go there to see the tweets. ) First things first, let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Tristan Wade. I have been a part of the poker community for over twelve years (playing and more.) Involved with, and consulting for, the present best mid-major poker tour (DeepStacks) for ...
Published: Feb 13th, 2016
Join Date: Mar 26th, 2007
130 May Summary
I'm not good at blogging here anymore. I had my worst month ever this May. As a matter of fact, May and Aprils losses have erased my entire profit from Jan/Feb/March. Sick to say after 5 months of the year I have broken even. FTOPS/SCOOP were very bad to me as were most MTTs. The times I FT'ed I'd get 7th,8th,9th and wasn't getting top 3 finishes. I guess I've been lucky to never run really bad. ...
Published: Jun 2nd, 2010
Join Date: Sep 27th, 2006
120 People Are The Problem
I have to keep music on or I'll probably go insane right now. I do not know if I am right about anything, but I enjoy writing. It seems to go much faster when I write about something I actually think about, something I can actually pick my teeth with. I read a book once describing a central problem with consistent growth in humans. We harness the Earth for natural resources. We can only ...
Published: Nov 3rd, 2012
Join Date: Sep 9th, 2008
93 2014 Year in Review
I haven't blogged since last year's relatively early exit from the WSOP Seniors event. Not much else happened poker-wise in 2013. I played a NLH Cash game, along with my older brother, at Parx Casino in Philly. Both of us managed to lose our entire $150 Buy-Ins without winning a hand. I lost my bankroll on a single hand when my Pocket Queens were cracked by a 75o straight. This year was a bit ...
Published: Nov 22nd, 2014
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2008
78 August Results/September
**View my full blog at: for additional information and annual profit** **Follow me on Twitter @Adamsapple19** Been a bit since my last post. I've really been putting in heavy volume and the results weren't such that I much felt like posting. As stated in my last post, I continue to decipher the evolution of the online game since Black Friday. It's been an incredible couple of months, a ...
Published: Sep 5th, 2015
Join Date: Feb 28th, 2005
75 QQ - not sure about this
Full Tilt Poker Game #8675337289: $40,000 Guarantee (66095704), Table 13 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:42:37 ET - 2008/10/26 Seat 1: Bertrand13 (5,150) Seat 2: Michnak (5,140) Seat 3: Bogge_1 (2,215) Seat 4: berkey11 (1,050) Seat 5: Moose4Life (1,640) Seat 6: nowapowa (3,245) Seat 7: maverickk9 (2,765) Seat 8: rdYpoker (4,260) Seat 9: LEADBOOTS (4,780) Bogge_1 posts the small blind of ...
Published: Oct 26th, 2008
Join Date: Jan 3rd, 2008
66 Grinding again
So I deposited $100 in December to start off 2011 with that BR. If you happened to read my last post, I popped 2 micro FT's and got my roll up to a decent amount to play $50NL full ring, but I don't have the time to grind MTTs like I used to since I have the new job. I've been dedicating a lot of time to grinding full-table ring $50NL and have had decent success over the past 2 weeks. I also ...
Published: Feb 2nd, 2011
Join Date: Dec 11th, 2007
47 Bought my ticket to Macau
Just bought my return ticket for the APPT week. I am leaving one day later than originally planned, the ticket was half the price direct to Macau. So this will leave me one day less to try to qualify. I'll basically have the opportunity to play 3 HK$4200 satties before day 1c plus maybe a 4k side event. I'll probably play a lot of cash games the 1st 2 days to see how it goes and if I can ...
Published: Jul 27th, 2009
Join Date: Mar 17th, 2015
37 Entry 31-2 : Try Harder
Good morning and Happy Friday.... Well maybe not morning maybe not Friday but that's where I am right now :-) So I have not found time to work on Razz. A shit ton of life changing is happening right now and it excites and scares me. I will be finding more time to work on my Razz goal. I did receive my vegas money from Black Chip. I know my purpose in life and where my true passion ...
Published: Apr 21st, 2017
Join Date: Mar 22nd, 2009
33 LIVE SCORE, 10.7K at APPT Sydney
I've never had a 5-figure score until a week ago, when I played the initial tournament at the APPT Sydney. They started the series off with a 1K Deepstack Event with a starting field of 268, split into two "Day 1s". I played the second one, got off to a great start when I 4-bet for one-third of my stack preflop holding AA, the other guy called (lol) and couldn't get away from ...
Published: Dec 1st, 2009
Join Date: Jul 12th, 2008
32 Understanding the mathematics of poker
ALL BLOGS PROPERTY OF POKER STARS As I mentioned in my last blog, over this past year we have covered many items to hopefully enable you to become a more successful poker player, such as per game money management (how much bankroll is necessary for a given limit), per session money management (how much bankroll is necessary for a given session), game selection, table persona, table demeanor, ...
Published: Sep 21st, 2009
Join Date: Dec 28th, 2009
31 More than a feeling
i haven't been playing Poker for about 2 months. Never thought i'd be able to do that. I have been doing a lot of sports betting and also started a new online venture and these things have been keeping me busy. And of course i listened to the audiobook of The Alchemist. Again. Now, before the grinders flame me rather ask why i did this. Because i didn't enjoy the game. It felt as if ...
Published: Apr 8th, 2014
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
Shemp Hain
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2009
28 We're sorry.
That about sums it up. The poker isn't going well and I can't find a job. What a joke. Here is the response I got on a recent job website (which I refuse to list) when I applied for assistant manager at BURGER KING... BURGER F****** KING. I am a college grad in bus. admin. and I don't fit the f****** requirements to work at BFK. I guess I can't monitor a deep fryer timer. I'll ...
Published: Dec 6th, 2009
Join Date: Nov 17th, 2010
28 Turning Things Around at the 180's
(This is a crosspost from my blog, which you can find at /) An update on my recent 180 man challenge or project, which would be more apropriate to call it as I've come to think of it. In my latest update I wrote that I was up to a bad start result wise, but still had a lot of optimism. That optimism was justified as I've been putting in a decent volume the latest week and turned things around, ...
Published: Aug 13th, 2013
Join Date: Nov 5th, 2007
25 A Month of Runs
Been a long time since I blogged, basically since i havent had a win in a while. But i have had a lot of runs. July has been just a ton of runs including 2 3rds in the 100r on stars in a span of 3 days. Just couldnt quite close. 3 straight weeks of not only cashes in the ftp 1k but deep ones. I got 12th the week of the Rush 1k which i wasnt a fan of really but still did well in a9 < a10 to bust. ...
Published: Jul 28th, 2010
Join Date: Mar 7th, 2010
23 My thoughts
So summer has been unreal so far! been travling all over the country playing a little bit of poker, while aslo playing golf and caddying. At the moment I'm in North Carolina at the North South amautuer at Pinehurst! Shits unreal down here. The course is in alright conditions but were ready to compete and win this shit! I'm caddying for an old friend who I stayed with in Minnesotaa few weeks back. ...
Published: Jun 29th, 2010
Join Date: Jun 12th, 2006
23 Marching forward
I wish I had a lot to say about my poker game in March but frankly I didn't play that much. I was busy with school for most of the month, and although I did have a week off for spring break, I think i only played three of the 10 days i had off. Sharkscope had me up $1345 in March but I definitely finished up a few hundred dollars more since I sold action for three packages that I bricked on. ...
Published: Apr 6th, 2011
Join Date: May 10th, 2006
23 2016 Update
Haven't written one of these in forever, so I figured I would update you with my life. Tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary of me shipping the Cardplayer tourney in Oklahoma for 30k so what better time than now' Unfortunately, Cardplayer isn't running the tourney this year but Poker Night in America is doing a similar tourney ($125 200k guarantee the week of Apr 15-17) that I will play. It's ...
Published: Apr 4th, 2016
Join Date: Oct 2nd, 2007
22 How well do you play when you 1st sit down?
I recently was thinking to myself "I wonder if the 1st tournament I sit down and play shows any better or worse results'" I thought I might play tighter, possibly more distracted due to getting things setup, as well as being busy checking emails and working on other work. However, I also thought my mind is fresh and less prone to tilting. So I decided to give it more looking into. Since ...
Published: Jan 11th, 2009
Join Date: May 14th, 2013
22 June 2018 Results- "Bizarro World"
In a classic episode of Seinfeld, Jerry explains to Elaine about the time Superman discovered Bizarro World where everything is the opposite of our world. Down is up, right is wrong, you say goodbye when you come and hello when you leave. For me June felt like Bizarro World. If you read my posts each month, you know that my wife and I have been in the process of buying a new house and that there ...
Published: Jul 8th, 2018
Join Date: Jan 17th, 2008
21 25NL Micromanaging 6 tables at a time.
Cashed out most of my bankroll a while back, partly because it was before Christmas and partly because of some of the posibilities that the UIGEA stuff was back in focus. I had very little money left in the account and I knew I sucked at HU so I played lots of 2 dollar HU sngs. I think HUs help your game overall and its a great way to deal with tilt cause you don't have to be overly ...
Published: Dec 17th, 2008
Join Date: Jan 17th, 2009
21 Where has the Chicken Been?
I haven't blogged in awhile so I guess I should give an update. I have still been going strong online, however I have changed my preference a bit as far as what games I am playing. After a couple months of primarily playing MTTs and 45 players sit and gos on Tilt, I have moved over to sit and gos on stars as well. The original reason is that I found a backer on stars. Even though I have a ...
Published: May 1st, 2009
Join Date: Dec 19th, 2006
21 Omaha Challenge ($800 to $5,000)
For the record, I cringe everytime I see a challenge thread or blog post. Its not that they are overdone or boring, its that they are unrealistic. "I will deposit $50 on stars and within 1 month I will make $10,000." I love the ambition. Aim high. Vince Lombardi said that perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. I guess that is what most players ...
Published: Feb 6th, 2010
Join Date: Jun 24th, 2007
21 Update / Vegas in T Minus 10 days
A lot can happen in a month, and many things can wreak havoc on attempts to go to Las Vegas for 10 days, and drop 2K while there. I took my car into the shop planning on spending about $600 in repairs and maintenance in preparation for my trip. In the end I spent $1500, and have to spend another $1000 to get everything else fixed. At least the oil change was free, lol. Earlier this month I ...
Published: May 29th, 2010
Join Date: Jan 9th, 2008
21 is it time to quit cash game?
was gaining traction in 8-game 0.5/1 but then took a shot at 1/2 and got smothered. insane rivers on PLO that i should fold but call out of frustration, losing in 2-7 not hitting when they do or draw 2 OOP guys hitting nuts or #2 on 1st draw etc. Told myself i'd play tight but frustration setting in losing big hands or being scooped in split games by the river. Will go back to 0.5/1 and stay ...
Published: May 7th, 2011
Join Date: Jan 13th, 2010
20 2010 Pokerstars SCOOP schedule
Here is my schedule during Scoops. Sunday, 02 May 2010 13:00pm Event 01-L: $22 NL Holdem [6 max], $250k gtd- Finished 8518/27305 ($546,100 prize pool) Top 4800 get paid Event 01-M:$215 NL Holdem [6 max], $1M gtd- Finished 5474/6783 ($1,356,600 prize pool) Top 1020 get paid Friday, 07 May 2010 20:00pm Event 15-L:$16.50 NL Holdem [2x chance,turbo], $250k gtd-Finished 8064/11206($257,490 pp) Top ...
Published: May 16th, 2010
Nate Avenson
Join Date: Jan 28th, 2008
20 WSOP 2010 - Recap
So I didn't blog as much as I would have liked. But, what can I say, vegas is a crazy town. It tends to suck you in, alter your plans, and leave you in general disarray. Day1 went ok at best for me. I had a tough table draw, a couple of high stakes cash players, lots of internet regs, and just one old fish. level one was crazy, everyone was tring to feel each other out. There was lots of 3 and 4 ...
Published: Jul 15th, 2010
Join Date: Mar 5th, 2011
20 Hyper turbo heads up and a a lengthy challenge for 2017
A new year is dawning and with that most people decide to embark upon a certain goal. Thus, I have decided to follow suit. A small bit of background information before I decide to divulge my plans. I am a 30 year old teacher that also works part time in a bar. I have been playing poker for the best part of 10 years, originally on ipoker but since 2011 or so I have played only on stars. Like most ...
Published: Dec 23rd, 2016
Join Date: Aug 14th, 2012
20 100 session challenge to me
07/13/2017: 100 session challenge to me. Bankroll: 1,500 starting value. Goal in 100 sessions to build to 3,000 minimum playing 4/8 limit and 8/16 limit mixed with small 30 dollar and 50 dollar weekly tournaments. Track all sessions with excel and keep detailed records of all sessions and players I encounter. Post updates at least weekly if not two times a week. See where it goes and where it ...
Published: Jul 13th, 2017
Join Date: Aug 16th, 2009
19 100k in prizes, 36k in profits and top50 again :)
Ok, long time no hear - yes I'm still alive :) This is a little post about last 2 months and some results and plans for this year and the actual ongoing GSOP. My 2009 went fine so I finished 79th in years rating at ongame and was at 120days ranking 12th at best case... I guess thats not too bad for the first year of semi-professional playing MTT's :) Last week I cracked the 100k in ...
Published: Jan 25th, 2010
Join Date: May 26th, 2009
19 Good Game online poker...
The dream of all serious poker players is to play in the World Series Of Poker. It has been my dream since I was a freshman in college and saw Moneymaker win the main event. At that time I did not know a flush beat a straight, much less anything about online poker. It all started with a $5 game in the kitchen of my dorm 7 years ago, now in about a week I will be playing my first ever WSOP ...
Published: Jun 6th, 2010
Join Date: Sep 4th, 2005
19 I can't believe how difficult it is having an infant!
So my son is now 2 weeks old. I thought having an infant would be fairly tough but I figured since my wife would be home and not working she'd primarily be taking care of the kids. I massively underestimated how difficult an infant is. I rely on sleep to function. The infant wakes up and cries every 2 hours. Stringing consistent sleep together has been tough. I also never realized how ...
Published: Apr 8th, 2011
Join Date: Nov 17th, 2005
18 2/19/2009
OK, well I am working hard at the weight loss prop bet.. I am down to 186 so almost 3 lbs and only two to go for the 9 days... I can do it.... I haven't been playing very much since the FTOPS killed my BR.. oh well a little break will be nice. I am going to play in 2 live events this weekend.. on friday the 20th a donk fest with some of jasmines freinds and on sunday a $200 deepstack from the ...
Published: Feb 19th, 2009
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2013
18 Playing Out of the Big Blind
Recently I have been asked by a few poker friends, “how do you keep your win rate in the Big Blind so low'” Due to the frequency of this question I have decided to write this article focusing on the Big Blind play. In this text, we will discuss how someone should approach the position with the many variables that come into play. Playing out of the Big Blind is one of the most common ...
Published: Jan 25th, 2017
Join Date: Sep 15th, 2007
17 6000 $ en quatre jours et un lovely Sunday
Après un mois de janvier pitoyable où pour la première depuis trois ans je me suis retrouvé négatif dans mes comptes moins 300 $, je suis « back in the business ». Faut dire avec mon système où je mets les tickets dans mes gains à la fin du mois forcément vu que j’ai utilisé celui du GT à 1040 $ ça fait du mal à mes additions de la fin du mois …Sinon le GT est un joli tournoi ...
Published: Feb 22nd, 2009
Join Date: Sep 17th, 2012
17 March Wrap Up
**** The pictures from my blog dont seem to post here on PocketFives, but you can check them out on my blog site: / ***** March started off so well that I began getting ahead of myself and was envisioning another $10K month. I had come back from Montreal after getting fourth in a tournament for $1500 and continued grinding at my local casino. Since the Montreal trip, I rattled off five ...
Published: Apr 7th, 2013
Join Date: Apr 29th, 2013
17 One Time; Freeroll to Hero!
8-26-13 Had a pretty good Sunday, no huge scores but a few cashes in the hundreds thanks to the big guaranteed deepstack mtts. I'll take a small winning Sunday over a losing session any day. I played the 109 with a coupon and cashed, got fairly deep but I think I was a little tight in a few spots instead of gambling like I usually do, Once I get more experience with so many better and ...
Published: Aug 27th, 2013
Join Date: Mar 20th, 2014
17 Pokerstars: The modern day PIMPs
Hello young world. Its been a minute since I have done one of these thang. I hope the new year found you guys in good health and spirit, oh and not broke. Let me just dive into the deep blue called "POKERSTARS." After announcing its rape on the "highrollers" I have noticed a ton of BS promotions running on PIMPstars, that will not only distract, but try to make it seem as if they are doing ...
Published: Jan 9th, 2016
Join Date: Sep 28th, 2009
16 I'm going to win the $10k GTD Super Stack on FTP today
I accidentally started writing about this under the "poker discussion" thread. Whoops. So far I've had to make pretty not-fun lay downs. I've made standard raises with KK, QQ, and TT so far, only to see 2-3 opponents call and one card higher than my pair hit the board each time. I just made a dumb mistake by calling off half my stack with AJs pf when this guy who had just lost ...
Published: Dec 8th, 2009
Join Date: Nov 27th, 2010
16 I decided to deactivate my Facebook
I have decided, that I would like to remain anonymous and live in private. I will write every once in a while, but for now I will just be around the poker world playing some live events. I really enjoy online :) Good luck to everyone!
Published: Feb 26th, 2011
Join Date: Aug 6th, 2006
16 Finally Abroad
It's finally happened. The day I've been waiting for nearly two years has come. I just got off the phone with Stars and my account is reactivated. FTP was a bit quicker and required less verification to reactivate. I had 200k FTP points so I converted them to SNG tickets, played 6max turbos and HUsngs and ended up with $1100 after playing them all. Just shipped $850 of it to stars, approved ...
Published: Feb 10th, 2013
Join Date: Mar 8th, 2006
16 Gotta Do Work in New Orleans
So I will say that my time in Philadelphia did not end as well as I'd planned. Fittingly, I squeezed two Tens into two Queens before my long trek home. The trip taught me a lot about what I do and don't like about traveling the circuit. I had done two trips to Foxwoods and A.C. with either one or a few friends for part or all of the trip. Then I went to Tunica and Vegas by myself. This ...
Published: May 12th, 2014
Join Date: Jul 24th, 2009
16 Accepting That I am Poker Player
It's good to be back on US soil after two months in Europe. I absolutely love everything about Europe, but nearing the end of my journey I started to get exhausted from the travel. It's always good to get back home and take a short break to regroup and get the mind and body feeling good again. For the past week of being home, I have been considering my exit from poker. Each day I come up ...
Published: May 4th, 2018
Join Date: Nov 7th, 2005
15 Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Chaz pwns!
Congrats to Chazmental! Chaz took down the PokerStars $11 $5,000 gtd NLHE MTT last night. He beat out 1376 players, an incredible feat. Chaz took the lead once the tourney was down to the final two tables and never looked back from there. Chaz is a great guy with a wonderful family and he won $1400+ for his effort. Great job sir! 'v=0
Published: Aug 9th, 2008
The Maven
Join Date: Jul 28th, 2006
15 Latest Update: The Maven
I'll be representing Ari's Training Center, one of four teams, this weekend in the Dream Team Poker Tournament. It will be interesting to have tweleve of my top players here in Vegas all at the same time. I originally contacted Daniel Negreanu with the intent of putting a PokerVT team together, but unfortunately he has other engagements. All of that said, I'll be more than comfortable ...
Published: Mar 26th, 2009
Join Date: Mar 16th, 2009
15 Public Enemies (Depp/Mann/gangsters): early review
Being a macho man is fun. Just ask Michael Mann. This is the guy who made Miami Vice (as TV series and movie), Thief, Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Ali, Collateral and now Public Enemies, which is a remake of Heat in everything but name. For Mike, life's about men doing man stuff (ie hunting down crims and having amazing shootouts in urban settings) and grimly waiting for the inevitable ...
Published: Jun 29th, 2009
Join Date: Apr 29th, 2008
15 on a tear
as i said in my last post its been way to fn busy around here to play alot of cards. i took 2nd in a live tourney this last weekend and then rapped the cash games. nice score for the weekend. i also took 6th in some 2 dollar donkament a week or so ago on PS for a few dollars. so i am now 5-5 for live tourneys as far as cashing with my worst finish being 4th. big day tomorrow for my health ...
Published: Aug 2nd, 2010
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
Join Date: Sep 7th, 2005
15 WSOPC Florida, 2 Day Training Workshop and New Website
I'm flying out to Florida tomorrow to play in the WSOP circuit event there and visit my parents. Hopefully it turns into an enjoyable and profitable extended weekend. On March 7 and 8th I'm running a 2 day workshop titled "Inside the mind of Ari Engel: Turbo Edition". I'll be discussing my philosophy when it comes to the end game, short stack poker, game selection and other ideas that I find ...
Published: Feb 24th, 2011
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
Join Date: Oct 13th, 2010
15 Queen10off's Blog 14: Taking a Short Break from Poker
If you're reading this, and you're not my parents, then chances are you play a lot of poker. Bordering on too much poker, even. Not only do you play a ton, but I'm sure you think about poker a ton as well. Whether it's when driving or showering it's an easy and productive (+ev) thing to think about. But, in sum, you spend a lot of hours on the game both actively (playing), and passively ...
Published: Apr 4th, 2013
Join Date: Jul 29th, 2012
15 A last big Push
I had a goal of making ten thousand dollars this summer. Right now I'm in the bottom of the ninth bases loaded 2 outs, down probably about 10 runs... Adding up my poker profit from the past few months of summer, I come to a grand total of $4,103.25. My classes for the fall semester will be starting on Monday Morning, giving me one last Sunday to make it all happen. I plan on playing a ...
Published: Aug 23rd, 2015
Join Date: May 24th, 2008
14 20/08/2009 - Playing well, still running bad
Ok, so here are my stats for this session: Hands: 324 $ Won: -10.70 BB/100: -33.02 I ran a whole $10 below expectation, which sucked. Sure, I'd still have ended up break even, but it gets to you after a while. Once again, I lost a big pot right at the end of my session to send my bank even lower. I'm not sure I could've done much else to be honest. ***** Hand History for Game ...
Published: Aug 20th, 2009
Join Date: Feb 5th, 2008
14 Rampage continues on UB - $5k milestone reached
Took down the 2$r on UB last night for $750, shooting my bankroll up to $5250 after going almost cashless for two days playing a little bit outside of my normal bankroll range. This win brought two milestones in actually, one was to outright win 3 guarenteed tournaments and the other was obviously the big one I've been striving for, a $5k bankroll by my birthday (June 21st). I really didn't think ...
Published: Jun 17th, 2010
Join Date: Feb 17th, 2006
14 Atlantic City
Well its been a while once again, recently i've been playing more live then online. I really been enjoying playing a lil bit of both. Ive been AC prob about 7x or so in the last 3weeks. So far ive been doing really well playin cash games there. Im actually considering moving there for a cpl months w/ a buddy and seeing how it turns out. I'd def be going under rolled as I haven't been able to hit ...
Published: Aug 20th, 2010
David Jung
Join Date: Jan 6th, 2011
14 15 days of Hero Poker (1-7)
15 days of Hero Poker Day 1 & 2 It’s been a whirlwind of 15 days of Hero Poker which all started on May 1, the day my second son was born. Before we decided to start our real marketing, as a company we decided to do a something for US poker players who just wanted some cash. So we put up 15k in a kind of private freeroll with no withdraw restrictions and tried to get out there to ...
Published: May 17th, 2011
Join Date: Oct 15th, 2007
13 Update
Its been a while since my last blog and thats mainly because with school starting I havent had a whole lot poker wise to talk about. I've been experimenting with shortstacking the 1-2 and 2-4 games on Stars, Tilt, and Bodog and am up roughly $1100 in the last month, give or take a week. Its been nice to take a break from full buy in grinding and give shortstacking a try and as pussy as I find ...
Published: Sep 12th, 2008
Join Date: Apr 13th, 2006
13 Day 11
.01/.02 Played for an Hour Starting Bankroll: $20.73 Won: : $.89 Ending Bankroll: $21.62 During current Hold'em session you were dealt 68 hands and saw flop: - 2 out of 9 times while in big blind (22%) - 2 out of 9 times while in small blind (22%) - 6 out of 50 times in other positions (12%) - a total of 10 out of 68 (14%) Pots won at showdown - 1 of 2 (50%) Pots won without showdown - 2 1 ...
Published: May 3rd, 2009
Join Date: Nov 27th, 2007
13 My Journey from a losing to a winning poker player: March 5th
It’s my birthday Saturday so I am not sure my wife has something planned for me so my volume may be down for the weekend, the good news is it’s a public holiday in Melbourne on Monday so I may just have a crack at the big tourney Sunday’s on FTP for a change, really the only chance I will get to play the majors as I work full time. Last night wasn’t a huge volume day for me as I clocked ...
Published: Mar 4th, 2010
Ivan MTTMarket
Join Date: Feb 16th, 2015
13 Travel: About Amsterdam
So, here is Amsterdam. 1. We are arriving. The plots of land are separated from each other by the channels. 2. The airport surprises you with the fact that the majority of the taxis in it are the Tesla cars. 3. This photo has it all, everything that characterizes Amsterdam: the channels, the flowers, the bicycles, the gingerbread houses. 4. It is nice near the ...
Published: Oct 14th, 2015
Join Date: Jan 19th, 2007
12 Poker Room Review: Grand Casino International, Bulgaria
Not many people have even heard of Varna, Bulgaria, let alone know where to locate it on a map. Varna is the sea capitol of Bulgaria set on the Black Sea and if you ever have a chance to go there, it's truly an amazing place. The Golden Sands resort is located right on the beach and filled with plenty of things to do. On the beach side of the road, restaurants and bars line the sand along ...
Published: Apr 16th, 2009
Join Date: Aug 17th, 2008
12 Beginners and micro stakes advice
I wish I had a buck for every time someone posts in PD that they have $50.00 to deposit and what should they play to build a roll. I don’t mind helping people out with ideas, or reading what others are suggesting. That’s what this post is about, to share some of my knowledge with the new online players about micro stakes, and what they can expect. I’m a hobby player who plays a few hours ...
Published: Apr 24th, 2010
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12 Time for a trip
I’ve been getting maimed recently. Anything I do is just plain the wrong move, no matter how right it’s supposed to be. As such, I haven’t had but one 10 dollar winning session of poker (2 final tables in 30 180’s, one I had Ak beaten by AJ in a amazing shoulda doubled up and won the damn thing, and the other was down to 3 men, I pushed JQs on the button and sure enough the chip leader ...
Published: Jun 6th, 2010
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12 World Series of Poker Part Deux
After a decent first half of the WSOP (managed a cash in the Millionaire Maker) I headed home to North Carolina to spend a bit of time with the family and drink a few beers by the pool. It has been a great week of rest and relaxation, but it is time to get back to the Vegas house and get back on the grind. I head back tomorrow morning and will be there throughout the Main Event. I have 3 events ...
Published: Jun 23rd, 2014
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12 100k Club/WSOPc New Orleans Trip Report
Hello P5ers! As of last month, I'm officially a member of the 100k club! I'm proud to say that most of the cashes that contributed to this achievement are from tourneys with buy-ins ranging from $1-$33. My Skype group really helped me evolved my game so props to all of them, especially AJ "UncleDrew4MVP" Yowler, Gid "Necks03" Rash, and Thomas "Clutch352" McDaniel for giving me advice and helping ...
Published: May 20th, 2016
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11 Pre-tournament meals to get you to the end
"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny" - Thomas Jefferson You say you’re in a big tournament this week' You really need this one. There’s not only a lot of money on the line, but also respect. A win is just what you need to get back on track. ...
Published: Jul 22nd, 2008
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11 Leaving The Beach Behind
Maybe it's the fresh air. Maybe it's the breathtaking scenery' There's just something about Oregon! It's Visuals are permanently fused in my mind's eye, and for good reason. It's easily one of the more beautiful locales I've been priveleged enough to experience in this lifetime. The problem' Re-entry. "All good things must come to an end"; "Snap back ...
Published: Aug 10th, 2009
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11 "Blown" chip lead at FT of 50/50 (Part 1)
It has been a very rough 2010 for me, but in the past two and a half weeks I feel like I have really upped my game and am playing my best poker in a long time. So when I started to build my stack in the 50/50 tonight, I felt like it was a long time coming for me to make a deep run in a mid-stakes tournament. I registered early in the day for it, knowing I would have to sit out the first 40 ...
Published: Feb 20th, 2010
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11 Chip and a chair!
I had my most improbable tournament win last night on FTP. I was playing a $8.80 tournament (the ones limited to 180 people) and I had a very healthy stack of around 12k with less then 40 people left. Feeling good I got involved with a guy 2 to my right with a similar sized stack. If I could still copy and past hands from FTP I would post it here but needless to say I ended up making what I ...
Published: Feb 23rd, 2010
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10 Throwin' in the towel
It has become clear that I have to quit going for Supernova Elite. I have lost half of my bankroll since the start of this 5 weeks ago, and it is time to move on. I am very disappointed with myself and with the fact that I ran so unbelievably bad at such a pivotal time, I have never been this psychologically beaten down in all the time I have played poker. Nothing much else to say, going back to ...
Published: Feb 15th, 2009
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10 July
Well, just some cliff notes: -5K+-month -reached platinum-level -202nd in monthly TLB, so no money :( -593rd in yearly TLB with 18,844 points dunno yet, if i go for platinum again or just gold in August, dont feel like playing THAT much atm
Published: Aug 4th, 2009
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10 Beer & Pwning in Las Vegas - Forever Young
Yeahh so I obv never got a second entry posted in October, but I really have been quite busy lately. The one thing that can make blogging difficult is as the days pass, it becomes harder to collect all of your thoughts from the time in between your last post and present. I think of a few things each day I'd love to write about, but if I tried to squeeze in everything, I'd never finish an ...
Published: Nov 12th, 2009
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10 Six Months of Micro - 2nd month update!
The New Year is always an exciting time as we poker players like to list our goals for the coming year. Whether you're relishing the good fortune of the previous year or if you're licking your wounds for a more promising 2011, it's refreshing to hit the reset button and give it another whirl! As for me, I want to finish the "Six Months of Micro" Challenge I've set for myself. Also, I think I'm ...
Published: Jan 2nd, 2011
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10 Where did a month go???? DAY 4 OF THE MOHEGAN $5K MAIN!!!!
Time flies bye...no doubt. However, i cant believe its been a month since my last blog. truth be told.....after a couple shitty, imo, comments on my previous blog, comments about my CAPS LOCK BUTTON BEING STUCK...AND MY USE OF THE WORD FUCKKKKKKK...IN A BLOG ABOUT MY AILING GRAMMY, REALLY PISSED ME THE FUCK OFF. CAPS LOCK AND SWEARING...REALLY' WHAT THE FUCK EVER!!! SO THERES THAT, AND THERES MY ...
Published: Apr 11th, 2011
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10 The Breaks: Bad Beat Psychology
Several months ago, I made a post on Facebook saying that whenever someone told me a bad beat story, I'd send them a link to this video. (I've watched a bunch of old episodes of Columbo over the past few days. That, combined with my old school rap reference here, really makes me feel like I was born a few years too late - lol) My main uses for Facebook and Twitter seem to be (in no ...
Published: Sep 7th, 2011
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10 WBCOOP: Linsanity Poker & $5000
What do "Linsanity", poker and $5000 have to do with each other' That's a good question, but before I answer that let's give a brief recap for those who have been living under a rock recently and missed out on "Super Lintendo". 588492 Jeremy Lin the unheralded Asian-American point guard sensation for the New York Knicks has become the feel good story, not only of the NBA but of the whole ...
Published: Feb 20th, 2012
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10 My first trip report
I've been back for almost a week and should have done this a long time ago but I'm sloth like. I landed in Reno at 1 p.m. and made it to the Peppermill in time for a 2p.m. $50 tourney. Mentally I wasn't prepared for the structure, blinds went up every 15 minutes and it was kind of equivalent to playing an online super turbo which I hate so instantly I was a bit tilted. Hung pretty much even for ...
Published: Mar 8th, 2012
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10 Ireland & Northern Ireland Trip Report (not directly about poker) - Part 1
I just came back from a quick but exciting trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Last Monday, I was speaking with Adam and Cal from PocketFives about meeting up with them on Friday since they were in Dublin for a convention. We were all excited about meeting up, since even though I have been helping out with the site for a couple of years, due to geographical restraints, we did not have an ...
Published: May 30th, 2012
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10 Part 2, Poker!
My last couple of weeks have been a big eye opener about my goals I have set for the year. It made me realize that while my overall goal of turning $2,000 into $35,000 is tough but can be done, it also made me realize that I might have bitten off more than I can chew by adding the Supernova goal. In being truly honest with myself, I have come to the conclusion I cannot accomplish both and have to ...
Published: Feb 25th, 2014
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10 Dude, New Years ? Really?
1. Stop reading shitty blogs 2. Report shitty blog to mods 3. Regret reporting shitty blog , afterall all blogs are shitty and what the f do I read now' 4. Stop concentrating on shitty blogs and actually get a resolution list going 5. AKo is not infallible, realise that it can lose and the old guy calling with Qd8d is sometimes going to get there, serenity now. 6. Start a band made up of ...
Published: Dec 30th, 2017
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9 Patricii blog $7,043----- $500-$10K Stake/Challenge-1st in $33 $15K on Poker Stars
Hello Everyone, I have not upated my blog in awhile. I have been mostly grinding $26 45 mans since getting to #2 on the Sharkscope leaderboard at the $10 level. Below are my $26 45 man stats for this challenge. I am happy to be doing fairly well in them. patricii $13.43 $24 52%$1,128 TiltN/AFullTilt9/9/2009 11/30/2009 E45-45 S20-30 I was hoping to be able to play more mtts than I have for ...
Published: Nov 10th, 2009
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9 Randomness
I cant get any coherant essays thoughts together so I'm just going to think on screen here and maybe expand on these things another time. When someone calls your raise in the blinds and leads the flop for a small bet, they almost always have weak made hand. It is actually preferrable to play against players that do this verses players who check out of position and put you in the position of ...
Published: Nov 11th, 2009
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9 Dating in the Poker world
Is it possible to date a girl and play poker' Well I feel that dating a girl is important regardless of what profession you may be in. I have not done a lot of online poker because I have been active trying to look for women on the online dating scene. I know there is one, I talk to quite frequently, but she lives in a different city than I do. This is the first time I actually trying to work ...
Published: Feb 7th, 2011
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8 EPT copenhagan
So, I went to play my first major live event in Copenhagen, Denmark last week. I played in day 1a my first table had Dario Minieri and Claus Nielson which both have had great success in the live poker world. Within the first hour I had AA,KK and QQ all losing hands but KK was the only one I showed down and crippled me. At the first break I had 2800 chips from the 10k starting stack which had ...
Published: Apr 8th, 2008
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8 18th
So today was interesting .....thats code for i need to quit ps.....25.72 ft ......13.08 after adding fifty the tourney scene went something like this........ 16 rebuy fpp's #237 $2.20 6max #805 $5.50 #1101 $11 10 min. levels #836 $3.30 35th......$4.79 woot $26 FT #998 $2.20 #270 $5.50 FT plo #33 $3.30 FT 1 ko for $.50 #208 $11 15k FT #871 48 FPP #81 $3.30 #816 $1 FT ...
Published: May 18th, 2008
Join Date: May 11th, 2007
8 Grinding
I played a few more hours and lost about a buyin... There were only a couple interestig hands. This is the only one i saved. -I limp with QQ UTG and it folds to the small blind. He insta shoves a full buyin! BB folds. I call in about 0.7 seconds LOL. He shows AQ off. I hold! SHIP IT! Live +$2,500 (est.) Online (Dollar figures are correct. $/Hour figures tracked starting June ...
Published: Jun 17th, 2008
Join Date: Jan 1st, 2008
You will note I have not posted here in awhile. I have been travelling to a couple of weddings and bachelor parties etc. This has put me through a lot of thinking and examining of my life. I have also been distracted and away from poker for a couple weeks. My poker bankroll has dwindled, due to frivolous spending on other things such as clothes, air conditioning, computer repairs and other ...
Published: Jul 4th, 2008
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8 Review: There Will Be Blood
When Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) proclaims, “Ladies and gentleman, if I say I’m an oil man you will agree,” you quite simply can’t do anything other than agree. That’s the kind of man Plainview is – the kind you just don’t disagree with, mainly out of fear. Plainview speaks calmly, deliberately, and with an air of confidence that seems almost too rehearsed, yet people still ...
Published: Jul 20th, 2008
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8 Some 180s...
I just started a new job this week so I have not been playing that much. However, I did find some time to sneak in some $4/$11 180 mans. I only played 11 of these this week, but ran decently well to have a 2nd, 4th, 5th, and mincash all at the $4 level for a net profit of $195.44 and an ROI of 317%. I'm pretty satisfied with these results, however I would be much happier if I could have ...
Published: Jan 10th, 2009
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8 no elite this year.
tired of playing 225s+. went on a 23k downswing, so im saying fuck it. i own 14 tbling 60's and 114's, so im just going to stick with that till the year end. ill prob end up getting 800k vpps. stepping stone imo. got 352k vpps last year. got 487k vpps so far this year. ill give it a shot next year though. the 23k downer took all the fight outta me:( trying to work on my mtt game a little ...
Published: Aug 31st, 2009
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Join Date: Oct 25th, 2008
8 Failure is a Growth Opportunity.
Failure is a Growth Opportunity. Failure is a Growth Opportunity. That's a Tommyism from Tommy Angelo a professional poker player who lives out here in the bay area wrote the book The Elements of Poker. I like this saying cause it says a lot and can encompass a lifetime of lessons all in 5 words. So I've had a set back with my poker ambitions. I let alot of what my previous blog says ...
Published: Oct 16th, 2009
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8 sunday million feb 21 4 MILLION GUAR
Well its saturday 1 days before the big event ..after looking at all the options . i realized its time to try for a big score ..if u dont try u will never get it . i will be playing other MTTS on sunday ofcourse my goal is to make a FT and Take a tourn down. I have never had the feeling of winning a tourn ..2 times arriving 2nd place due to a donkey suckig out on me ..seems thats the way it goes. ...
Published: Feb 20th, 2010
Join Date: Dec 29th, 2006
8 bad Bank Roll night
Played 9 micro mtt's tonight rolled up 3 big stacks worst loss was boat over boat in $4.40 3k on stars. more frustratung was whiffing in 3 non-nlhe tourneys despite being near the top in 2 out of 3 halfway through. Also shipped my hundred for OT WSOP tourney which was a HUGE BR blow. Stars roll now $168.
Published: Mar 21st, 2011
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8 Building up for first real SCOOP
Just started playing properly since the beginning of 2011 and my bankroll is slowly increasing. I have made over $2000this March from MTTs with buyin's averaging aroun $5-10. I am now gonna be able to start buyinng in to $50 tourney's on proper banroll management. I am playing a solid game at the moment and its only those 2 & 3 outer BAD BEATs keeping me from taking down a decent ...
Published: Apr 1st, 2011
Join Date: Jan 15th, 2007
8 Playing very little, coaching a lot, preparing videos...
That's exactly what has happened to me for the last two months. I'm dedicating more and more time to coaching, with an average of 20 hours a week doing hand history reviews. The quality of the sessions, be it private or group ones, is really good, and the reviews I receive from students are fantastic... as well as their results. Last Sunday, the guy I always said was destined to poker greatness, ...
Published: Apr 6th, 2011
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8 The joy of fate lol
Since my cash I have been doing a few mtt's each day about 30 in total. I'm not quite sure how to categorize it but I've not cashed one. I've bubbled cashing by 10 places or less in about a dozen events. I decided im not interested in playing to cash I want to play to win. Since if i bust out with a small cash I make $2-3 profit for 2-3hrs of work. Each time i busted though I've had a great stack ...
Published: Jul 2nd, 2012
Join Date: Jun 7th, 2008
7 Donkamentism
so last night i got sick as balls for no reason chillin one minute shakin the next sweatin the good shit but about noon today i shook and hit the hay field Jordan mowed for like an hour and a half and we were getting shit done then i had to take him and drop him off for a baseball game then i go back and proceed in no time to tear the shit out of the mower.........im a donkament anyways i shipped ...
Published: Jun 10th, 2008
Join Date: Jul 27th, 2008
7 December plans
I wanted to write a little bit about my plans for December in poker. I'm going to be mainly playing in $2.20-$3.30 mtts and most on pokerstars. I will probably also be playing on full tilt some in the same $2-$3 mtts. With how many more players are on pokerstars the final table money in almost all of the low buy in tournaments is bigger on pokerstars and that is the main reason I'll be ...
Published: Nov 30th, 2008