1. Hey Guys,

    The title says it all. Friday, I lost my job that I had for more than 4 years. I was planning on going full time with poker in April/May so this isn't as bad as it sounds. But I do want to keep this thread open so I can post my progress and hopefully motivate some of you who are looking to do the same thing.

    Read the full blog here: http://www.pocketfives.com/blogs/chr...-about-588363/

    Lets do BIG things in 2017!

    Chris Perkins
     
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  2. Lost? It doesn't sound like you're doing what you WANT in life. If you wanted to play poker pro you should've QUIT your job. You seem to be driven by circumstances. External locus of control.
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  3. Was going to say "sorry to hear" but it sounds like a positive thing in the long run! Good luck on the grind and you know I will be seeing you around!
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    Originally Posted by bd199 View Post

    Lost? It doesn't sound like you're doing what you WANT in life. If you wanted to play poker pro you should've QUIT your job. You seem to be driven by circumstances. External locus of control.

    It may seem that way, I wanted to wait to leave until April because that is when my current lease is up. This is not playing poker because of circumstances. If I wanted to get another job int he tech industry it wouldn't be too hard. I want to live a little though.
     
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  5. OK. But my point is that you needed to go for it earlier. You need to have that intangible "go for it" thing. Without it, you won't make it. I'm not saying you either have it or you don't and that's it. It can be cultivated. But without it you won't make it in poker. Or will be a very mediocre grinder at best.
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    Originally Posted by bd199 View Post

    OK. But my point is that you needed to go for it earlier. You need to have that intangible "go for it" thing. Without it, you won't make it. I'm not saying you either have it or you don't and that's it. It can be cultivated. But without it you won't make it in poker. Or will be a very mediocre grinder at best.


    I mean, say what you want to say. I will let the results do the talking. No one will work harder than me and that's a promise. I didn't just pick up poker one day. I have been a consistent winner since 2009. Sometimes life things get in the way from taking the leap, but the time is now. JUST WATCH!
     
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    Originally Posted by killingbird View Post

    Was going to say "sorry to hear" but it sounds like a positive thing in the long run! Good luck on the grind and you know I will be seeing you around!


    Thanks KB! I'm extremely excited about the opportunity.
     
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    Originally Posted by chrisp200 View Post

    I mean, say what you want to say. I will let the results do the talking. No one will work harder than me and that's a promise. I didn't just pick up poker one day. I have been a consistent winner since 2009. Sometimes life things get in the way from taking the leap, but the time is now. JUST WATCH!

    OK, good luck. Sometimes doubters only fuel your motivation :)
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  9. chrisp200 i hope you do very well. Sometimes it takes something like that to really kick you in the direction and glad that you have been winning in poker to this point so that it is easier. At least your reserved brainpower that you had for your work is now vacant to apply good poker knowledge and time to place in study for your next adventure.
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  10. By the way... I wonder what is the definition of a winning player? Does that simply mean you're up lifetime? Or it means more than that?
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  11. Good luck m8
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  12. Bd who are you to say when he should have went for it.. he has his reasons Why he wanted to wait!! Sounds like you are doubting him by saying doubters fuel your motivation!! Why would you doubt him he has stats and at least confident to have a tracker on his account.. what is your reason.. why no tracker?? Why do you post graphs on your banned diary with out any dollar amounts!! I'm starting to think the bd stands for broke dude!! ur post screams jeliousy on p5's...multiable times you troll players that try play and succeed..
    If I'm wrong please prove me wrong by sharing your screen name on poker site!! I really shouldn't be putting ya down for playing micro stakes if your playing at all. everyone has to start somewhere. I personally think your banned diary posts and comments are make believe!! I honestly don't think you have a bankroll.. also why no tornament specification with your post.. why would you doubt and tell someone they won't make it because they didn't do a specific act.. who are you??? Why would anyone take advice or take you seriously with no proven stats or any recognition that you even play poker!!
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    Originally Posted by njkingpin View Post

    Bd who are you to say when he should have went for it.. he has his reasons Why he wanted to wait!! Sounds like you are doubting him by saying doubters fuel your motivation!! Why would you doubt him he has stats and at least confident to have a tracker on his account.. what is your reason.. why no tracker?? Why do you post graphs on your banned diary with out any dollar amounts!! I'm starting to think the bd stands for broke dude!! ur post screams jeliousy on p5's...multiable times you troll players that try play and succeed..
    If I'm wrong please prove me wrong by sharing your screen name on poker site!! I really shouldn't be putting ya down for playing micro stakes if your playing at all. everyone has to start somewhere. I personally think your banned diary posts and comments are make believe!! I honestly don't think you have a bankroll.. also why no tornament specification with your post.. why would you doubt and tell someone they won't make it because they didn't do a specific act.. who are you??? Why would anyone take advice or take you seriously with no proven stats or any recognition that you even play poker!!

    LOL. It's really a shame you're getting all worked up. LOL. But it's funny so thanks.
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  14. gl, time a grab a vpn and ninja your way on stars.
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  15. By the way Chris sorry to post neg on your thread!! I would say good luck but having a feeling luck is just a small percent of your game!!
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  16. I think bd would flip out if I posted a message like his own ones on his thread.

    Gl chrisp, get it!
     
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  17. Thanks for the support guys! I will keep everyone updated. It will be a tough but fun 2017. Even if I fail, I still win because I am taking the leap.
    Edited By: chrisp200 Jan 21st, 2017 at 08:04 PM
     
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  18. Good stuff!! I will be following you..
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  19. Hi Crisp200,
    Just wanted to add my support as i am in a very similar position to yourself. Parted ways with my employer at the end of Oct 16. Up until Christmas was just playing to fill the time but had a few results and thought to keep it going. So now have made a proper plan for playing full-time.

    I will say this, its tough, working harder and more hours than i have in years. But at least i only have to report to myself and the commute is much shorter ????

    If you are playing mtt's i highly recommend TPE as a great source of study material.

    All the best, will put you on my rail.
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  20. The very best of luck.
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  21. Sunday ended well. I have had profitable days in 3/4 Sundays of 2017 thus far. LETS GO!





    Chris Perkins
    Edited By: chrisp200 Jan 23rd, 2017 at 07:44 PM
     
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    Originally Posted by CheapTorque View Post

    I think bd would flip out if I posted a message like his own ones on his thread.

    Gl chrisp, get it!

    Yeah right. There's so much crap that's been posted in my thread. There's currently a guy repeatedly telling me to kill myself after I recently posted I had suicidal thoughts... And you're telling me it's all roses as far as comments in my thread go? Ha. Ha. Ha.

    If you posted in my thread what I posted here I would certainly not "flip out".

    I stand behind every damn word I posted in this thread and chris took it well. kingpin of nothing here got triggered and went apeshit but that's on him. Perhaps something I said hit a little too close to home huh kingpin
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  23. GL Chris! Hope you crush!
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  24. a graph that you can ski on, but only if it has jumps
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  25. Nice start man!!
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  26. Good luck chris!! I wish you the best of luck and hope you succeed. I still remember talking to you several years ago when we were going to go to Costa Rica together lol. See you soon at the tables after my mini vacation is over.
     
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    Originally Posted by bd199 View Post

    Yeah right. There's so much crap that's been posted in my thread. There's currently a guy repeatedly telling me to kill myself after I recently posted I had suicidal thoughts... And you're telling me it's all roses as far as comments in my thread go? Ha. Ha. Ha.

    If you posted in my thread what I posted here I would certainly not "flip out".

    I stand behind every damn word I posted in this thread and chris took it well. kingpin of nothing here got triggered and went apeshit but that's on him. Perhaps something I said hit a little too close to home huh kingpin

    Read my comment again and show me the part where I said your thread is all roses homie. I'll buy you a pair of glasses next time I win a big MTT, but for now lets not mess up this thread lol.

    GL OP!!!!!!!

    Get itttttttttttttttttt
     
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  28. Thank you guys for the love!

    Quick Update
    Things have been going really well since I lost my job. I have been playing a lot of cash and have seen some great results, both live and online.

    This Monday I will be leaving for Cinncinati to play in a short tournament series. If anyone will be there, come say whats up. I may try to VLOG this trip for the first time.

    Here is the schedule: https://www.jackentertainment.com/ci...mpressed-1.pdf

    Once I come home from Cinci, my local casino in Pittsburgh, PA will be having a series as well. The series includes a $1,000 MTT for Poker Night in America. Again, if anyone will be there, please come and say hi.

    Here is the full schedule: https://www.riverscasino.com/pittsbu...e.pdf?sfvrsn=8

    TTY guys soon!

    Chris Perkins
     
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  29. Another quick update.

    I just got back from Cinicinati and have been trying to wind down from all the live poker I played. I ended up getting 8th place in the Main Event for $13,537. I was quite disappointed (as you can see in the picture below) at the time because it was more than $114,000 for 1st, but I am over it now. I came into the final table as the short stack and laddered up 2 pay jumps.



    Next is the Poker Night in America series here in Pittsburgh, PA. I am going to try to play every event, including the small ones, to try to win the leader board. If it becomes too difficult and I am getting warn out, these plans may change, but we will see.

    After that, I am heading out to the Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia to play in the The Philadelphia Poker Classic main event.

    Busy month. Busy Year. Exciting stuff ahead.

    Chris Perkins
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  30. Wasn't sure if I was going to edit a vlog because I thought it might be boring. Let me know what you guys think about VLOG #1 (Day 1 in Cincinnati)

     
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