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    wow Steve I'm not sure how you're supposed to fold that hand, that's insane! Anyway sick results for the month! How many hours do you play? Also you play online poker at all? I'm going to try some global poker soon....

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    Lol that was a sick set up wasn't it? I just had such a good read on the guy that it was a crying call, and his comment was because he's a nice guy with money and didn't even want my money actually, in my opinion - but he couldn't just go out and say "I have it" lol.

    I came down a little in October but still did well. Considering that I play 50+ hours a wee it's not that much money. I'm always looking to improve my results. One thing I can tell you that has worked for me is to pick a casino with good "high hand" specials, for instance one that I like a lot has instant payouts for quads or better and $300/$500 for best hand for a half hour in addition during certain periods. I find that these kinds of payouts happen to me a good amount given how often I play and my style. May places offer a huge "Bad Beat" payout, say $50,000 or more if say a straight flush beats another straight flush. Of course these are awesome and could be life changing if you hit them but I'm hitting the other ones with such frequency that I chase them.

    No online for now as it's been illegal where I live but they just actually legalized it so I'll be looking at what the climate is like for it and will go from there.

    Alright man, looking forward to your next update - run goot man.
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    October Report

    Poker: $254

    Hours Played: 28

    Sports YTD: $348



    Well the month definitely did not go as planned. I lost some money, but the main issue is obviously volume. I had a lot of school work to do and just could not get the hours in that were needed. I need to hit at least 100 hours this month. So far I am playing some 50NL on PokerStars, PartyPoker and SkyPoker. Going to tryout some Microgaming network and even some Global/Bovada. Hopefully we can do better this month! Going to really try and pick me game up now. I want to be playing 100NL regularly by the end of the year. That means I need to get a strong 50NL sample on these tougher sites that show I'm winning and have the bankroll to play 100NL where I can really make some serious cash.

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    I'm also going to create a prop for myself moving forward so that I can 1) Progress to where I need to be at poker, 2) Motivate myself, 3) Keep track of it all.

    -Watch 2 Poker videos each day
    -Go over biggest losing hands immediately after a session(assuming I can in PT4, some sites are untracked)
    -Run 5 hands hands through equilab/flopzilla everyday
    -Play 25 hours a week
    -Meditate 10 minutes a day
    -Workout 5 times a week

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    My November is up to a real nice start, up over $1k already.

    Let's get it this month man.
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    Damn Steve that's so sick! I'm down $450 at the moment...haha it will all be ok. Just normal swings. But yea let's get it this month man!

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    Terrible start to the month. Currently on a $900 downswing since last month as well. However, this stuff happens and is nothing out of the ordinary for 50-100NL. I have very confident I'll win it all back this month, but need to increase volume to do so. Some of the beats have been pretty crazy, villains at the top of their extremely wide range, but hey if the fish never win hands then they would never play poker right? So I just look at it as I'm taking one for the team (the regs) just so the fish think they can win and keep coming back. BTW I'm also thinking about starting to stream. Would be cool to have some of you in the chat. Talk some sports even...

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    Baller- You are being trolled by Stevek....pay him no mind and keep up the dream for all of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep View Post
    Baller- You are being trolled by Stevek....pay him no mind and keep up the dream for all of us
    Lol, not at all man. No idea where that even came from nor do I care.

    Sick fold the other day Baller, pocket 8's, board comes rainbow 789 rainbow

    guy in 1st position bets out $10, one caller, I repop to $40 and original raiser raises to $140

    This was at 1/3 with another $460 in front of me

    I've played the guy before and know he's very solid, and has a very solid impression of me - enough to know that I have something big there

    Tanked and reluctantly folded, he showed me 10j.

    Later that session I turned quad Kings for a $674 bonus, reiterating my point that high hand bonuses add up when picking live venues. You won't find them online, though you'll almost never find rakeback live.

    I like your outline for daily activity, bol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevek173 View Post
    Lol, not at all man. No idea where that even came from nor do I care.

    Sick fold the other day Baller, pocket 8's, board comes rainbow 789 rainbow

    guy in 1st position bets out $10, one caller, I repop to $40 and original raiser raises to $140

    This was at 1/3 with another $460 in front of me

    I've played the guy before and know he's very solid, and has a very solid impression of me - enough to know that I have something big there

    Tanked and reluctantly folded, he showed me 10j.

    Later that session I turned quad Kings for a $674 bonus, reiterating my point that high hand bonuses add up when picking live venues. You won't find them online, though you'll almost never find rakeback live.

    I like your outline for daily activity, bol.
    what room stevie?

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    That was at Sugar
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    nice...will you be there tomorrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevek173 View Post
    Lol, not at all man. No idea where that even came from nor do I care.

    Sick fold the other day Baller, pocket 8's, board comes rainbow 789 rainbow

    guy in 1st position bets out $10, one caller, I repop to $40 and original raiser raises to $140

    This was at 1/3 with another $460 in front of me

    I've played the guy before and know he's very solid, and has a very solid impression of me - enough to know that I have something big there

    Tanked and reluctantly folded, he showed me 10j.

    Later that session I turned quad Kings for a $674 bonus, reiterating my point that high hand bonuses add up when picking live venues. You won't find them online, though you'll almost never find rakeback live.

    I like your outline for daily activity, bol.
    How can you not call that?
    The way you wrote it he had bigger stack so unless he somehow doesnt put at least 1 bet or 1 call in when board pairs you have the odds and pot can be over 1k$.

    And strange way he played did he donk or cbet 10$ which seems small for 1/3 unless somehow is limped pot which i highly doubt. Either way he should only call the raise the way he played i my opinion since no FD and big chance middle players calls again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep View Post
    nice...will you be there tomorrow?
    Possibly, when you coming in? If I do it'll be early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slikec View Post
    How can you not call that?
    The way you wrote it he had bigger stack so unless he somehow doesnt put at least 1 bet or 1 call in when board pairs you have the odds and pot can be over 1k$.

    And strange way he played did he donk or cbet 10$ which seems small for 1/3 unless somehow is limped pot which i highly doubt. Either way he should only call the raise the way he played i my opinion since no FD and big chance middle players calls again.
    I know, right? VERY difficult fold, more of a read on the player and knowledge of his read of me then anything else. I agree with everything you said but very specific situation based on those reads. Versus most opponents I snap push there.
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    Hey guys time for a new update

    Monthly Profit: Around $600

    Sports: $652

    So month is not going as planned. I have not put in enough volume, but I also haven't had much success. I've been mainly focused on school so far as all these projects, exams are happening. I have created a plan in place to progress where I want to be and move ahead with measurable goals. Basically even though I am down a bit this month, and I was down last month I am still up over $4k in poker winnings since August. Now I foolishly went on a spending spree and nearly spent all of this. Lesson Learned. Now although I did hit a downswing 1) It is only about a 15 buyin downswing, which is extremely common 2) I only played about 10-15k hands in this downswing so it really shouldn't have dragged on over this time period. 10k-15k hands should be played in less than a week and then I could move on. Basically playing with my own money on the line losing hundred dollar pots over and over made my mental game weak and so I played more tilted and I also didn't get the urge to play as much because I didn't want to lose anymore money. Anyway I've create a new gameplan moving forward with clear measurable goals and benchmarks in place.

    I'll post it in the next post.

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    Hey guys,


    My goal is to hit 200NL by the end of May. I've been playing poker for 1.5 years now. I started at 2NL in May 2016 and have progressed to where I am now playing 50NL as my main game. I am very confident in being a winner in the 50NL pool, and I think I could hold my own at 100NL. I think with the right plan in place, 200NL is a definite achievable stake. Now when I say 200NL, I mean that I have proven that I am a winner at 100NL and I am ready to start shotting 200NL. I am usually aggressive with shots, but I have a backer who will probably dictate these to some extent.


    There are a few reasons for this goal.
    1) By the end of May I will have finished my undergrad and will be able to play "professionally" with no limitations.
    2) I do not want to have to go get a job in an office somewhere and do work I'm not passionate about.
    3) 200NL you can actually start to make a lot of cash which will lead to freedom and ability to start business/investments.
    4) I want to travel when/where/whenever I want.


    I will be blogging here to hold myself accountable and to set a high goal, but reachable goal.


    Plan
    The plan is to start out at 50NL where I am now. I will play PS, PP, Sky, Global Poker, Ignition, but my main focus at least for now is on MPN. It will be hard to post graphs/hands from here, but I'll do my best to at least keep things updated whenever I play. I am also backed at the moment and keep 80% of my winnings. I plan to hit 100NL by January, and then be shotting 200NL by end of May.


    1) Play 10,000 hands minimum each week (preferably a lot more)
    2) Study 5 hours each week
    3) Get coaching once every fortnight
    4) Journal here every day I play poker


    Anyway that's it for now, please follow along and don't be afraid to comment/post!

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    Wau really? You backed and you keep 80% winnings? And how is rakeback split and if you lose? Curios cause that sounds good deal.

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    Hey Slik, basically we split everything. Now most backing deals involve a 50/50 split usually with coaching included. I'm not getting coaching from this guy, he just gives me a bankroll. But yea deal is really good haha. I think backing is the way to go because he will have no problem moving me up stakes as long as I am doing well. Both our goals are just to make maximum money. If I lose I'm in markup, so I play until all the money lost is cleared up while he keeps giving me a bankroll. If let's say I'm down $1000 and he decides that I might keep losing more and he doesn't want to risk it, he can just end the deal and I won't owe anything.

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