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Old 12-31-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Mastering Mental Game and Mental Health

Hey guys,

I'm a 24 year old online pro on Pokerstars playing under the alias BenaBadBeat. I've played full time for around 4 years with relative success in both cash games and MTTs. At the start of 2013 i started off chasing SNE but unfortunately the high volume and hours took its toll and i had to quit at the end of January. I spent the next 5-6 months regrinding my losses. I spent a lot of time working on my game and since then my results have picked up a lot!

2013 graph and stake breakdown:





Sharkscope (not so subtle brag ):



I live in a grind house in london and over the time I've played poker i've met a lot of cool guys. Name drop time - Glanza, ishipKQ, vinivici, xela, D7, Mayo, Smb, MeleaB, coinflip, bigchiefds, R1aki, gutter, jrock, peter804, tonna, smitdude, sniper_arnie and c$shmoney and others.... All of these guys have helped me a great deal in one way or another and continue to do so.

The reason I'm doing this blog is for motivation and to track my own progress in all aspects of my life. Hopefully the updates are interesting to some!

Poker goals for 2014:

[ ] 400k vpps
[ ] 50k table profits
[ ] Play at least one big live event in another country
[ ] Keep updating this blog with HH and results
[ ] Keep working on my game off the tables
[ ] Be mixing in midstakes FR by the end of the year

Other than poker I'm taking a counselling and psychotherapy course which will ultimately lead to me being a qualified therapist in 2 years. I've just been accpeted into an agency volunteering for teenagers.

I'm also part of a 6 aside football team playing in goal on a weekly basis with the guys from my house. We've won the local league twice and are in the running for the new title! I'll keep the blog updated with regards to these amongst other aspects of my non poker life.

Here's to a great 2014 and good luck to you all!
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

Good luck mate!
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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best of luck champ!
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:04 PM   #4
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Good luck Ben! Will be following :-)
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:11 AM   #5
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

Sick tourney bink bro, gl this year will be following
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:13 AM   #6
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gl, subbed!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:23 AM   #7
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

gl ben
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:42 AM   #8
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

:O so many sickos making threads this year I got some stiff competition!! Have a great year mate
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:58 AM   #9
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

innnnnnnn, gl.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:01 PM   #10
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

Thanks guys, and happy new year! pretty tired from last night so gunna fire up the first session of the year in a bit.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:28 PM   #11
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

best of luck dude
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:51 PM   #12
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

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I live in a grind house in london and over the time I've played poker i've met a lot of cool guys. Name drop time - Glanza, ishipKQ, vinivici, xela, D7, Mayo, Smb, MeleaB, coinflip, bigchiefds, R1aki, gutter, jrock, peter804, tonna, smitdude, sniper_arnie and c$shmoney and others....
have you met any really cool sit and go regs?
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:00 PM   #13
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

haha yeh sorry mate. there are some really cool sng guys too ie bigstealer!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:06 PM   #14
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Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

So the first day of the year has gone pretty well. There were a ton of fish online too which was a bonus!

Results:



A couple of interesting and fun hands:

This was vs a tasty whale:

    Poker Stars, $1/$2, $0.40 ante No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #22013981

    BTN: $398.60 (199.3 bb)
    Hero (SB): $847.67 (423.8 bb)
    BB: $253.48 (126.7 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is SB with 7 9
    BTN raises to $6, Hero raises to $14, BB folds, BTN calls $8

    Flop: ($31.20) 2 9 2 (2 players)
    Hero bets $20, BTN raises to $40, Hero calls $20

    Turn: ($111.20) J (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN bets $44, Hero calls $44

    River: ($199.20) J (2 players)
    Hero checks, BTN bets $118, Hero calls $118




    Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.


    Vs a different whale:

      Poker Stars, $1/$2, $0.40 ante No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #22014001

      SB: $203.33 (101.7 bb)
      BB: $200 (100 bb)
      MP: $221.06 (110.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $619.06 (309.5 bb)
      BTN: $258.83 (129.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
      MP raises to $20, Hero raises to $54, 3 folds, MP calls $34

      Flop: ($113) 6 A 2 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $38, MP raises to $76, Hero raises to $240, MP calls $90.66 and is all-in

      Turn: ($446.32) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($446.32) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Spoiler:



      Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.


      vs a good winning reg:

        Poker Stars, $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #22014011

        CO: $399.20 (199.6 bb)
        Hero (BTN): $200 (100 bb)
        SB: $383.56 (191.8 bb)
        BB: $200 (100 bb)
        UTG+1: $411.72 (205.9 bb)
        UTG+2: $283.80 (141.9 bb)
        MP1: $301.89 (150.9 bb)
        MP2: $200 (100 bb)
        MP3: $399.52 (199.8 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is BTN with J T
        UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $6, 4 folds, Hero calls $6, 2 folds

        Flop: ($15) Q 8 6 (2 players)
        UTG+2 bets $10, Hero raises to $30, UTG+2 calls $20

        Turn: ($75) 7 (2 players)
        UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $42, UTG+2 calls $42

        River: ($159) T (2 players)
        UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $122 and is all-in, UTG+2 folds

        Spoiler:



        Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.


        Good luck guys
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        Old 01-01-2014, 09:07 PM   #15
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        Re: BenaBadBeat's FR Grind 2014

        Sick MTT graph

        GL in 2014
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        Old 01-02-2014, 08:35 AM   #16
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        IN

        gl son.

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        Old 01-02-2014, 09:02 AM   #17
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        iiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

        gl mate
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        Old 01-02-2014, 09:40 AM   #18
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        Big GLs mate, will be following this ofc
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        Old 01-02-2014, 01:35 PM   #19
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        What the flippity ****! you mention gutter and bigchief in your little bum circle but not me??? does the gay uk crew mean nothing to you?

        Until this is corrected you can burn in hell!
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        Old 01-02-2014, 02:37 PM   #20
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        tell me about it. and theres me thinking i totally changed his life
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        Old 01-02-2014, 04:38 PM   #21
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        jesus, i am very sorry to my other poker friends. i can only apologise for not adding the best of them! good luck to rik and ponty, you are my best friends.

        Other news, ran horrible today and lost around 500. glgl
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        Old 01-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #22
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        oooh best friends. well gay.
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        Old 01-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #23
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        Aye, please less h()mo itt
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        Old 01-03-2014, 08:05 AM   #24
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        Aye, please less h()mo itt
        homophobe.
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        Old 01-03-2014, 08:15 AM   #25
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        GL, subbed!

        Lets have plenty of HH's please

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