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  1. No, I just think it's pointless to ask a question about Sharkscope in the ACR rep thread. Let's save this thread for things that actually matter, like trolling one another.
  2. Yeah man, two weeks thinking about how to reply to tamayo85.
  3. My dude, did you get your scores on ACR yet? Lets make this a priority. Come on ACR! People need to know tamayo85 binked a $325 score.
  4. Bankroll Management is by far the most important aspect of a successful poker player. Even bad players, with proper bankroll management, can sometimes sustain. While great players with bad bankroll management can go broke fairly easy. GL in your journey!
  5. How would people not notice in the client? esp the players that are aware of p5s.
  6. They are a business for profit so....
  7. Although I've been home for almost three weeks now, I want to start by saying it's great to be home! What happened in Austria? For those who don't know, I was fortunate enough to win a live poker package to the CAPT event in Seefeld, Austria. Intertops treated myself and all of the online qualifiers like kings. The trip was extremely enjoyable but stressful at the same time. The stress came from adjusting to the time difference (7 hours) and traveling in a foreign country by myself without knowing a lick of German. The enjoyment came from playing poker in a foreign place and meeting some great people in the process. Without going into too much detail about the tournaments I played, I will just say I went 0 for 4 in tournaments. I had two deep runs in some side events but got coolered and out flipped late in both. I felt good in the Main Event but I was eliminated day one unfortunately. I could not fold AA on a J high board. All the money got in on the turn and the villain showed JJ. I was really upset with myself at the time because I was pretty sure he had to have a set the way it played out and we were so deep that I could have easily folded. It hurt for about a day but I am over it now. I didn't do much site seeing while I was in Europe, but I did do a lot of walking around the towns. Austria is a beautiful country and the people for the most part, were extremely nice (nicer than Americans IMO). I became close with the other Intertops online qualifier Tim O'Keefe. He is a professional player who travels a lot to play live poker. Him and I kind of stuck together while we were there because we were probably the only two Americans in the whole town. Luckily, the Intertops Rep was fluent in English and German and helped us both feel comfortable when going to restaurants and bars. If I could do it all over again, I would have not flown into Zurich, Switerland. I would have flown right into Innsbruck and saved myself the stress. This was my first time in Europe and while riding the train through the gorgeous mountains was amazing, the stress of getting on and off at the right places got to me. The day the Intertops crew said goodbye was a little sad. I told Tim jokingly I would see him in St. Marteen because Intertops was running online satellites and I had already won a seat, but he had not won a seat yet. Home Sweet Home It took me a couple days to get back into the swing of things. My biological clock was all screwed up from the travel. That Sunday I started to stream on Twitch and it just happened to be the last day to qualify for the TKPT tournament in St. Marteen. I pulled the tournament up to see how Tim was doing and he just started crushing. We watched the entire final table on stream and Tim won the package! It's pretty crazy that him and I both won a package to Austria and St. Marteen via Intertops poker. Now, him and I have one more adventure to look forward to. There will be four of us representing Intertops at the live event at the end of April. Twitch Streaming on Twitch has given me a new appreciation for online poker. Put simply, I absolutely love it. Not only do I love interacting with other poker players while I play, but I feel that I play more solid when I stream. I have had multiple final tables on twitch and one outright win in the $88 7.5K on ACR for $1,800. If you are interested, please come check me out and follow my stream @ http://www.twitch.tv/chrisp200. I have been doing a bunch of giveaways on my stream for small bankrolls and action for my St. Marteen tournament. I don't know where Twitch will go from here for me, but I only see myself doing it more. I just ordered a badass computer, microphone, and second monitor strictly for poker and twitch, so come join! What's Next? The Pittsburgh Poker Open started this past weekend. I have not played an event yet but I will be playing on Wednesday. The tournament is a $230, 6 starting flights, deep stack tournament that I think should be pretty big for the buyin. I will be playing 2 or 3 flights. The main event of the tournament is a $1,100 tournament for Poker Night in America, which I will also be playing. I am going to try to play a lot of satellites to it, but either way, I am playing it. Below is the link to the entire schedule. http://www.riverscasino.com/pittsburgh/Pittsburghpokeropen#sm.0001amcbsc1a00cnxvj6gv385slot That's all I have for now. Run good, stay positive, and win the monies. Thanks Chris Perkins - chrisp200 @the_chrisp200 twitch.tv/chrisp200
  8. Hey man, I hate to give you the bad news, but it is going to be real hard to find a backer without having a good reputation in the poker community and/or good results. You say you want to play $50-$100 MTTs, but I see nothing in your P5's profile that shows me you are ready for that. At best, a backer would start you at micro to small stakes, until you prove you can beat those games. Further, I don't know what kind of formal training you have with HU SNG, but the stakes you are trying to play are very hard to beat. You have to be one of the best to beat them over the long run. What I think you should do: 1. Post more on P5s when people post hands so we can see your thought processes. After a while, if you are good, people will recognize it and may give you opportunity. Right now you have one post and no one is going to take a chance on a random who isn't at least active in the community 2. Play micro/small stakes on your own dime and beat them over a significant amount of games. When you have a positive graph over 1000, 2000, 3000 games, people will be more inclined to help. 3. Get involved in a training site if you aren't already. Hope that helps Chris
  9. With this post, I am NOT going to focus on any hands, tournament wins or losses, my successes or failures, or any travel experiences. This post is going to focus on women in the poker industry and the advantages and disadvantages that they face. If this doesn't sound interesting to you, then you should probably just stop reading now. Yesterday I woke up after a long Sunday grind. I went to Twitter and somehow landed on a players profile and started reading their recent tweets. This player just happened to be female. As I read through her tweets, I thought she seemed pretty funny and interesting. Suddenly, I read a tweet that she posted that made me a little upset at the time. The Tweet basically said that the live final table she was at, expected her and all other participants to take pictures with the WPT girls. She refused. Before I go any further, I just want to say that her comment does not bother me now, but it did hit a nerve at the time. I did however, decide to take to twitter and I posted this: Obv we want women in poker but for for the love of god, please leave the feminist beliefs outside the game. — Chris (@the_chrisp200) March 14, 2016
  10. I have an instance where I was in another country playing poker and I made a withdraw from bank via the casino. My bank charges an extra 3% fee on all foreign transactions. Can the 3% fees count against my winning?
  11. Hey guys, I am in Zurich, Switzerland now. The week didn't go as planned, having gone 0 for 4 in tournaments. I'm coming home tomorrow feeling pretty down on poker. I think traveling for live events makes getting knocked out feel that much more hard. I'll have full blog posts of my trip in the coming weeks. Thank you for the support Run good and think positive! Chris Perkins chrisp200
  12. Thanks buddy! Looking forward to it.
  13. What's up everyone? Everyday for the past week has felt like Christmas eve. For those who don't know, this Tuesday I will be taking my poker journey overseas to Seefled, Austria. I don't think I could be more excited for the tournament. Prior to leaving on Tuesday, I will be playing a bunch of small local live tournaments as a preparation. My Mental State I can't stop thinking about the tournament in Austria. For the past few days I have been feeling like I am going to do really well. The structure of this event is by far the best live tournament structure I have played with 50,000 starting stack and 60 minute blind levels. This structure favors my style so much. I really think this is going to be the tournament that is going to allow me more freedom with poker. I don't know why I am getting that feeling, but this just seems like my time. The Doubt Creeps In Although I feel like I am going to do really well, I have also been experiencing a lot of moments of doubts: What if I punt off all my chips? What if I get a bad table draw? What if I run into a big cooler early? What if the field is not as soft as I expect it to be? What if I'm too jet lagged to play well? What if I don't meet the expectations of my friends, family, and fellow poker players? What if I brick all the local tournaments prior to leaving for Europe and am doubting my game? All of these things have been running through my mind but I am trying to block them out. I don't know how to get rid of these fears, but I am going to have another coaching session tomorrow with CardRunners Pro John Gonzalez to hopefully help me overcome these negative thoughts and help me feel more prepared for the CAPT Main Event. I know most people would say "just enjoy the trip and don't think about the tournament" and I want to do that, but my overall goal for this trip is to win the main event and anything less will be a failure to me. I want to be able to tell my story in real time to anyone who cares about this trip and how I do. Make sure you are following me on Twitter @the_chrisp200 for all the updates. I will be posting pictures, videos, and chip updates of the entire experience and would love to have all your support. Since My Last Post Since my last blog post, I had my first coaching session which was incredibly helpful in finding some of my leaks. I want to make coaching a regular thing, if for nothing else to stay mentally focused during the downswings. Online Results: 5th - BIG10 - $15,000 GTD for $1,398 3rd - BIG10 - $10,000 GTD for $1,398 3rd - BIG10 - $25,000 GTD for $2,518 In addition to these scores, I also won a package to the TKPT Main Event in St. Marteen on Intertops Poker. The event is $1,100 buyin with a 100K GTD Prize Pool. Live Results: I played the $225 Deepstack at Rivers Casino but I busted in level 5 in a spot where I should have pot controlled and not had all my chips in the middle. Although poker has been good to me lately, I still feel like I am making really crucial mistakes. I have been unable to close out a tournament and have felt very spewy in spots. My live schedule over the next few days leading up to Austria looks like this: 2/19 $100+$15+$5 2/20 $200+$20+$5 Rivers Casino Deepstack 2/21 $80+$20 Three Rivers Poker Classic EVENT#1 2/21 $80+$20 Three Rivers Poker Classic EVENT#2 2/22 $170+$30 Three Rivers Poker Classic EVENT#3 2/22 $125+$25 Three Rivers Poker Classic EVENT#4 If any of you will be playing any of these events, come say hi. I am hoping to gain some confidence playing these small tournaments before I leave. Thank you for the support and stay positive. Chris Perkins chrisp200
  14. Every year there is a team that everyone thinks is unbeatable and usually they get exposed in the playoffs. A lot can happen between now and April 15th and nor the Caps or Barry Trotz has the best playoff record.
  15. If you take PayPal, I will take 10%.
  16. Everyone is over reacting. Winning a tournament does not feel that good. If anything, once the tournament is complete, I am just relieved and feel more pressure to win more.
  17. It has been a week. Trying to recover from my High Five series disgrace, I moved down in stakes and played a lot less tables this week. I put money on Bovada and Carbon and now have a modest bankroll on both. I had a deep run in the Carbon $11 7k GTD on Friday but lost a flip late that would have given me heaps. On Saturday, I woke up early to play the 9a.m. $55 Satellite tournament at Rivers Casino. I won one of the seven seats to the monthly $550 without much of a sweat. The $550 started at 12:15, with a 25K starting stack and 40 minute blind levels. This is the perfect structure for my style. Unfortunately we ran into it early (WARNING: BAD BEAT STORY COMING). Blinds 75/150 I don't know exact stack sizes but it was early and everyone was playing tight, so everyone was around 25k. UTG: Raise to 400 Call Call Hero: Calls with Jc8c SB: Call BB: Call Pot: 2400 Flop: J 2 8rainbow UTG: bets 1300 Fold Fold Hero: calls SB: calls BB: Fold Pot: 6300 Turn: J 2 8 2 SB: Check UTG: Check Hero: bets 3000 SB: Calls UTG: Folds Pot: 12,300 River: J 2 8 2 J SB: Checks Hero: I bet 5k into the pot (my thoughts was that any 'J' is calling and possibly and crying call from a '2'. I thought if I bet more than he could probably find a fold with a '2') To my surprise sb does not call but instead... SB: Raise 7K More Thoughts? I tanked and honestly thought about just calling because he either had a 'J' or he had 22. If it was later in the tournament I think it is an easy jam but this early I don't know if theres any difference in having 35k chips vs 50k+ in chips. I ended up jamming and he snap called, I said "do you have quads" and he shook his head yes and I showed the table the sickness. I had 2k left and lost it a few hands later. My Redemption Since I satellited into the tournament, I was able to re-enter. I was pretty tilted but I was ready to go. Twelve hours later I was at the final table and was one of the chip leaders. 13k up top. I ended up taking 5th for $3,375 after getting bossed around by some old man. Updated 2016 Live Results Week #1: -$225 Week #2: +$1690 Week #3: -$225 Week #4: NA Week #5: +$3,375 February We need to get back to some online results. They are coming! Lots of deep runs in the past week. After I get back from Austria, I have decided to play the Hollywood Poker Open Main Event in Toledo, Ohio. The tournament is $150,000 GTD with a $1,115 buyin. It has a great structure and should be a good one to play after coming home from the CAPT. http://www.hollywoodpokeropen.com/S4%20Regional%20Tournaments/HC%20TOL%20Regional%20S4 I hope all is well. Please let me know what I can do to make this blog more interesting and good luck at the tables. Chris Perkins chrisp200 Chris Perkins Medium Blog
  18. Is the buyin rake normally included when selling pieces? For exmaple: I was thinking about selling for a $1,000 buyin but it is actually $1,115 with the rake. So should 1% be $10 or $11.15? Thanks Chris
  19. Can we write off dealer tips and tournament addons if we aren't filing as a pro?
  20. Only if you file as a pro I believe, which sucks.
  21. Merge is soft now and has the best software by far. WPN has gotten much tougher but it's still beatable. Bovada is the worst in every way other than the players are horrid.
  22. chrisp200


    ACR has some great Sunday tournys. $22 25k $215 115k $50 50k (new this week)' $100 15k $215 $50k There are a bunch of tournys for any buyin level but those are my must plays.
  23. "I Run So Bad" If you talk to any poker player they usually have one thing in common, they all think they are extremely unlucky. I'm guilty of this train of thought but instead of accepting this as true, from now on I will be finding solutions of why I am getting unlucky. Coaching, hand history reviews, and training videos will be a part of my routine from here on out. The simple reason being: how can I blame losing stretches on being unlucky if I am not going to put in the work to improve? The High Five Series Americas Card Room hosted their High Five series this past week and it was extremely fun. I had some deep runs but nothing to write home about. I won four seats to the Main Event $420,000 GTD, but I was unable to get anything going in it. Live Poker Unfortunalty I was unable to play the Deepstack at Rivers Casino on Saturday this week because we had a crazy snow storm here in Pittsburgh. Rather than risk my life trying to get to the casino where probably only 20 other players would show up, I decided to stay home and grind online. This coming weekend is the $525 monthly Deepstack and I will be partaking in that if weather permits. Coaching Part of improving in poker involves surrounding yourself with the right people. I have decided to get coaching from one of the best crushers on the US sites. Even though I have played for many years, I have never had a one on one coaching session. If successful, I want to make it a bi weekly thing. Not only for my poker game but also my mental game. Carbon Poker Somewhere along the line Carbon Poker became soft again. For the longest time it was the hardest site in the US. Cashouts seem to have improved and with ACR becoming more difficult, I will be moving a lot of my action over to Carbon. Flight is Booked Last night I booked my trip to the CAPT tournament in Austria. I will be flying from Pittsburgh > Chicago > Zurich, Switzerland on February 23rd. From Zurich, I will be taking a bus to Innsbruck, Austria. I will make sure to take a ton of pictures and videos to post in the blog and on social media. Thanks for reading. Stay Positive. Chris Perkins - chrisp200 @the_chrisp200 Medium Blog

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