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Old 12-27-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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KingKrab, Homeless to Poker Pro

For those of you who donít know me, my name is KingKrab and Iíve spent the last two years of my life playing live poker in addition to battling a cycle of depression and homelessness (sleeping in my car). And it all started with trying to escape the grueling oppression of worklife.

In my career as a live poker pro, Iíve learned quite a bit about sh** that you canít learn on forums or online. Scummy people, angling, thieving, degenerates. Iíve been dealt some angles, learned to see the angles and reverse them, Iíve learned to mitigate aggressive bro situations. Iíve learned how to nit the fu** up when youíre dealt the bottom 10% hands for 40 hours straight.

Iíve gone busto a couple times, but since have been able to turn things around and turn myself into a winning player over the sample of almost two straight years. As long as the level of play at my poker venue does not significantly improve in 2016, Iíll likely stay a solid winner at the $3/5, $200 cap buy in game. (Yea, I know, itís a weird game.)

Between drugs, alcohol, smoking, anti-depressants and relationship issues, happiness had been very elusive in my life. Hand in hand, depression and addiction had been my worst enemy, but for the past half year, Iíve been able to maintain a (mostly) sober lifestyle, with the occasional bowl but on my terms. I use pot to enhance my life occasionally, not control my life.

My life still not in the best place, but things have been looking up. Iíve been able to grind up from almost nothing to the 11.4K I have at this very moment, exceeding my personal BR goal to obtain temporary housing which I will move into the third week of January.

These were my prior goals, most of which I have met. Granted, it took 2 yearsÖ

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Grind up a healthy bankroll from 2k to 10k
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Get a shack apartment/studio
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Jump to the next level of live poker, beat it
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Donít get killed by thugs in LA
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New Goals 2016-2017:
-Continue to beat my current game, take shots at true $500 NL

-Invest in learning something besides poker, possibly online

-Write more. Some people on my previous thread have asked me to bind my personal accounts into a book, itís definitely something Iíve thought about. Even if many people have not read my writing, it has been very therapeutic and beneficial for me over the years. Thereís some really dark sh** in my personal journal that Iíve never shared with anyone before. Iím certain that itís one of the reasons I still have my sanity intact, especially when I had nobody to confide to.

-Maintain good contact with a certain girl I fu**ed up with. When I make it, I want to come back to her and offer her the world. Maintain better relationships overall.

-Possibly travel to other states/venues to play poker. Adding a little diversity to the daily grind might just be the trick to keeping it fresh. The Great American Poker Road trip???? maybe during the summer.

Iíve made some helpful acquaintances on here, and as before, any tips/recommendations are appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you, and hope everyone else has a positive year as well!
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:11 PM   #2
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Re: KingKrab, Homeless to Poker Pro

I thought I read you only had a couple k to your name a couple weeks ago in your other thread. Have you gone on a massive heater?
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:24 PM   #3
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How much did you beat last year for? And how much hourly. What are goals these year for win rate.
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:32 PM   #4
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I thought I read you only had a couple k to your name a couple weeks ago in your other thread. Have you gone on a massive heater?
Think you read that wrong. I was griping about having a 1.4K loss in a single day. It's my personal record for largest loss in a day. I usually stop loss at around 600 max max, but try to keep it under 400 most days.


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How much did you beat last year for? And how much hourly. What are goals these year for win rate.
I didn't log the entire year, but I clocked my last 3 months at about $26/hr. I think if I can maintain around $22-$29 per hour that would be cool.
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:34 PM   #5
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:41 PM   #6
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Good luck man. I hope that you continue to beat your game and accomplish your goals.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:02 AM   #7
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GL pimpin
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:10 AM   #8
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GL! Really enjoyed the first pages of the old topic!
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:51 AM   #9
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Subbed for krab
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:06 AM   #10
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Good luck KK.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:14 AM   #11
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Subbed to new thread gl gl KK
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:16 AM   #12
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In for the efights and awesome HH's
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:18 AM   #13
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Also what did you do for the holidays, did you go to Vegas?
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:20 AM   #14
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Good luck!
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:23 AM   #15
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:59 AM   #16
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Best of Luck, Man!

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Old 12-28-2015, 11:48 AM   #17
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gl luck man subbed and will be following
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:39 PM   #18
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GL King

Subbed and may you have a great years ahead !!
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:06 PM   #19
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Hey subbed to tour last pgc thread...and also this one good luck...
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:49 PM   #20
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Congrats on finding a place to live. That's awesome!! When you applied for the apartment did they ask where you worked? What did you say? How much per month is it going to be?
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:12 PM   #21
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appreciate the advice and support everybody!

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Also what did you do for the holidays, did you go to Vegas?
No, I ended up staying around town, wasnít up for the long drive. I went to Santa Monica Pier to sit a chill for a bit, had a nice chat with a young 17 y/o homeless kid who ran away from home a few weeks back. He asked me for money but I ended up buying him a meal at dennyís instead. Wonít get into it too deep, but from his story his parents were ďoppressingĒ his lifestyle. It sounded like a bunch of first world problems to me. I really donít like the idea of kids throwing away their future, but to each his own I guess.

Would the vegas games even be good during the holidays? Iíve played the 3/5 there on a normal weekend, and i remember it being quite tough. The 1/2 games were most def. beatable, but I ran megabad. ( AA5 4 board on turn, my Ace-Ten 3-bet all in against A6, 6 on the river.)
I mean, possibly New years, people might go to vegas to celebrate, but Iím certain around Christmas games would be dead. LA>LV always in my book.


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Congrats on finding a place to live. That's awesome!! When you applied for the apartment did they ask where you worked? What did you say? How much per month is it going to be?
Thanks man, itís a small room in someoneís airbnb house. Itís usually $31/night, but I was able to get a monthly deal for $630/month including utilities, sewage, electricity, internet. A bit on the pricy side for the amount of room Iím getting, but I like that Iím not locked into something super hard, with 1st month/last month. I can pretty much up and leave with just a couple weeks notice. Super convenient too, 15-30 minutes to casino, depending on traffic.
Iíve stayed with them a couple times before, nice vietnamese lady owns the property who doesnít speak english. Itís was hard to communicate with her, so when I need anything Iíll have to call her daughter.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:20 PM   #22
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Good job on the room . Do u ever feel your playing scared at the table due to your situation? Is it difficult to not give a crap and put people to the test ...? Like 4 betting pushing all in on the river with nothing that sort of thing?
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:58 PM   #23
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IME last year Vegas tourist over Xmas were extremely friendly and loose/passive players making it real easy to scoop pots but to each their own and like you said the drive in the cold isn't exactly pleasant across the desert

Good stuff on the room you're in a good spot to do the work you need to do.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:04 AM   #24
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Glad to see you've finally saved up enough to afford an actual home. Subbed and GL!
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:26 AM   #25
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Glad to see you're finally getting it together man, gl at the tables
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