I Lost My Job and I’m Not Even That Mad About It
  1. Keep up the hard work and dedication. Awesome to see a PA guy going for it!
     
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  2. Enjoyed the vlog, GL GL
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  3. Cool vlog Chris, keep them going!

    How have the PPO events been going so far? I am going to try to play some later this week.
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  4. Chris you're a tough guy. You'll be fine)
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  5. Hey guys - Just got back from Philadelphia for the Sugarhouse Main Event. Min cash :/ (fun time though)

    Next stop: Cleveland, OH this weekend.

    Slowly I am getting the vlog up from my week in Cincinnati (leads up to my Main Event Final Table) Here is day 2 (episode 2)

     
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  6. Cool video)
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  7. Day 4! getting closer to the final table :)

     
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  8. Hey guys,

    Tomorrow is when the real journey starts. The first 4 months of turning "PRO" have been unbelievable and it's about to get better.

    I am leaving for Jacksonville tomorrow for the BestBet Poker series. I will be there for 8 days and playing the $1,100 200K GTD to round up the trip.

    After Jacksonville, I will be flying directly to New Orleans. This was sort of a last minute trip. New Orleans has been on my bucket list for years and this seemed like the perfect time to go. My flight was super cheap from Jax > NO and the WSOPC is going on while I am there. I will playing event #1 & #3. Both are $365 ring events. This will leave me with 3 days of no poker and a lot of time to explore this sweet town!

    May 14th I am going from New Orleans to Tampa Bay. This will be my home until I leave for Las Vegas on May 30th. There are a few good casinos around where I will be staying and a few decent one off live tournaments. This will also give me time to just relax before what will probably be a very long busy summer.

    Vegas (May30th - July 13th)

    Thank you all for the support! It really means the world to me when you guys send encouraging messages on here, Twitter, YouTube. Since I will be traveling along, if anyone will be at these places please let me know. I will be looking to have some fun away from the poker table to try to stay sane. :)

    See you guys soon!

    Chris Perkins
     
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    Originally Posted by chrisp200 View Post

    Hey guys,

    Tomorrow is when the real journey starts. The first 4 months of turning "PRO" have been unbelievable and it's about to get better.

    I am leaving for Jacksonville tomorrow for the BestBet Poker series. I will be there for 8 days and playing the $1,100 200K GTD to round up the trip.

    After Jacksonville, I will be flying directly to New Orleans. This was sort of a last minute trip. New Orleans has been on my bucket list for years and this seemed like the perfect time to go. My flight was super cheap from Jax > NO and the WSOPC is going on while I am there. I will playing event #1 & #3. Both are $365 ring events. This will leave me with 3 days of no poker and a lot of time to explore this sweet town!

    May 14th I am going from New Orleans to Tampa Bay. This will be my home until I leave for Las Vegas on May 30th. There are a few good casinos around where I will be staying and a few decent one off live tournaments. This will also give me time to just relax before what will probably be a very long busy summer.

    Vegas (May30th - July 13th)

    Thank you all for the support! It really means the world to me when you guys send encouraging messages on here, Twitter, YouTube. Since I will be traveling along, if anyone will be at these places please let me know. I will be looking to have some fun away from the poker table to try to stay sane. :)

    See you guys soon!

    Chris Perkins


    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Play well!
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  10. Safe travels and see you in Vegas!
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  11. Thank you all for the support!

    This month of travel was great! It started with a final table in the Jacksonville, FL series 50K where I got 4th place. I bricked the main event there and bricked all the events at New Orleans. However, I crushed the cash games at both places and had a profitable trip coming into Tampa.

    I've now been in Tampa Bay for 2 weeks and it has been amazing. I'm pretty sure this is where I'm calling home for a long while. The games are just freeking good. I've been playing mostly cash games but have also mixed in some tournament. Just hours ago I outright won the Memorial Day Weekend tournament at Derby Lane Casino for $12,100 and a $5,000 Vegas Package!!! Also, they gave away a $2,900 watch for the high hand in level 18 of the tournament and I won that too. WTF? Crazy month. Ups and downs. I am leaving for Vegas in 4 hours and couldn't be more excited.

    For those that will be out in Vegas, come say whats up to me. I will be by myself grinding most days and am looking to meet some of the community.

    Till Next Time, CYA!

    Edited By: chrisp200 May 30th, 2017 at 09:07 AM
     
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  12. Congrats man!!! Hope to see you at the party June 23rd!
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  13. GL Chris keep us posted.Sounds like you have a pretty decent mindset wish more of my coaching clients thought that way Nice to hear from someone working hard to make things happen!
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  14. Gl to you this year I just got back into playing poker this week after a long break. My game feels a little rusty hoping I can build a bankroll on Carbon gl bro.
     
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  15. heh hope you are OK now=) Me too I lost my job and only playing for now...
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  16. I've done a bad job at updating this thread. I had to evacuate Florida the other day because of the Hurricane. I decided to come to Vegas and play the Venetian series. I ended up final tabling the 100k... https://venetianpokerroom.blog/2017/...ated-5th-6838/
     
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  17. Hi !...I can be the 'ants at the picnic'

    I enjoyed reading your thread..Love hearing about winning, but man, Ive been reading and following guys like you, and circuit guys, and the world travelers for years as a hobby...So many guys play great for a long long time with no mentionable cashes...

    I hope this says a happy thread and it doesnt end with you v-loggin your own bridge jump!! LOL

    Seems your mission should be to keep doing what your doing with heavy study being put into where your value is..

    I though the tedstretch post was smart..Guy like you playing the bigguns, Ftops/Scoop kinda stuff could be fun...Maybe a global route would suit you...???...I mean, if your a trained skilled player, riding a decent curve with the poker gods, maximize that sht man, go where money is!!!...
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  18. hey BUD,

    I too have spent the last 15+ years in the tech industry (playing "semi pro" cash with +EV results) and finally about 1 year ago quit to play full time (and run a few of my own bushiness and did a lot of investment in Bitcoin in the last 5 years which has NO ONE laughing at my investments now). Haters gonna hate. Do you and I hope to see you keep growing and achieve success in ALL aspects of your life. Title says it all and I LOVE IT!! =)

    Good vibes at ya,

    RE

    P.S.- adding you to my rail to follow your journey,
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  19. I just finished up a short 5 day stint in Coconut Creek, Florida for the WSOPC. I am flying back to Tampa in 8 hours and will be there until Friday. I am flying back to Pittsburgh on Friday the 23rd to see friends/family and to do my 2017 taxes before I leave for Europe.

    Needless to say, 2017 went better than planned. So many people fail at this poker endeavour so I already feel like I'm winning. I got to travel endlessly in 2017 and am doing the same in 2018.

    Here's my upcoming Europe Trip plans

    Dublin, Ireland

    I leave March 4th from Pittsburgh and fly to Dublin, Ireland. I will be playing the Irish Poker Open. It's a $1,150 buyin with 1 million GTD.

    After that I am heading to Amsterdam for 5-6 days to play some cash and indulge myself in the city.

    From Amsterdam, I will be heading to Brussels to again play some cash and take over the city :).

    Lyon, France is my next stop after that. I will be playing in the Unibet 550 event. 50K starting stack and 50 minute levels. Seems like a really cool stop.

    Following Lyon, I will be heading to Barcelona, Spain for the Party Poker Millions. This should be a really fun spot. I will only be playing the first event because all of the other buyins are a little too big. But it is a $1000 1Million GTD so it should be solid. I assume the cash games will be great as well.

    I am not really sure where I want to go after all this. This will take about 6 weeks, which means I have another 4-6 weeks to get out to Vegas to get ready for WSOP.

    Some spots that I am intrigued with:

    Croatia (specifically Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik) I might go to these places for a while and just play online if I get too exhausted from traveling around.

    Germany: There are plenty of places to play poker in Germany, although I don't know how good the games will be.

    Poland: I have read that it is fairly cheap to stay in a lot of the cities in Poland and they are beautiful.

    There are so many places I want to go. It's really going to come down to time and money. I am not rich. I will be staying in Hostels most of the in Europe, some are as cheap as $9 a night. I haven't made it in the poker world yet but I do want to take advantage of this opportunity while I can. This poker dream could be over tomorrow so why not give it my all and see the world in the process?

    Anyways, I know this was just a bunch of rambling, but I just wanted to let everyone know I am alive, I survived my first 15 months of playing poker full time, and I am somewhat living the life. :)

    Also, I think I am going to start a live podcast. It will just be me rambling once a week from the road, but I do think a lot of you will find it interesting. I'll keep you updated.

    Chris
    Edited By: chrisp200 Feb 19th, 2018 at 04:28 AM
     
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  20. Keep us updated. It was nice to read about your traveling while I'm at the office on a Sunday. Happy that you went for it. GL
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  21. Hey People!



    I am in Amsterdam right now. I am backpacking for Europe for another month or two. Here's an update from my Ireland stop:

    https://www.pocketfives.com/blogs/ch...erkins-588593/
    Edited By: chrisp200 Mar 23rd, 2018 at 04:48 PM
     
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  22. Enjoy Europe! Sounds awesome!
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  23. I couldn't sleep so I did a podcast at 6am from Rotterdam, Netherlands.

     
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