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Old 09-02-2013, 04:11 AM   #101
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Quick update post (for own benefit!).....

Back to games after ~6 week gap working on houses.....

Bankroll is $689.77.

Currently taking a 5 buy in shot at NL25 which I started at $750 (so will move down at $625). Am considering changing this to 6 BI shot for ease of numbers!

Played last night and this morning at NL10 just to get back into the swing of things. Will prolly do same tonight.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #102
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

I am still setting some goals for this month but will post some hands from this morning to get me going.....

Hand #1 - KQs in SB v CO, XR flop and barrel...

Hand #2 - Turn action and sizes with JJ over pair

Hand #3 - Cbetting GS + overs
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:00 AM   #103
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

September Goals

Goal 1 - Play 70 hours total
Changing this from just a number of hands to a number of hours. Sometimes I will play up to 9 tables but sometimes I will play 4.

Goal 2 - Make 2 videos for review and get them done!
I am very fortunate that one player from BPC has just offered to review my game for me so I need to make a video for him.
Also, I just remembered I was offered this some months ago by someone else so I will be a bit cheeky and see if he will still do it for me!!

Goal 3 - Have second lesson of my coaching.
Had one lesson of five some time ago (maybe 3 months) so will prepare some work for part 2.

Goal 4 - Post 3 hands to forums daily (when played).
This worked very well for me so far so would like to continue with this.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:11 PM   #104
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Goals Update 4.9.2013

Goal 1 = 70 hours in September
Hours played to date = 9.2 (13%). Month is 13% old so bang on!!

Goal 2 = Get reviews done
No progress

Goal 3 = Get part 2 of coaching
No progress

Goal 4 = Post hands to forum
Hand #4 - Second pair & NFD on flop versus XR from midstack
Hand #5 - AKo on button versus UTG open and CO call
Hand #6 - Two pair donked into by fish
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:18 AM   #105
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Results Update

Graph for month so far...



Small sample but happy with volume.

The original comeback after the break was awful but getting back into it now. I have played too many tables probably but I am happy with my progress.

Think I have been calling too much with decent/marginal hands against passive villains who are value betting mostly stronger hands.

It is all NL10 too. I wanted to start there after the break and am being a bit of a nit! Will move up to NL25 very soon!!

Bankroll:

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Old 09-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #106
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Goals Update

Goal 1 - Play 70 Hours Total
Hours played to date 12.8 (18.3%)

Goal 2 - Get Reviews
No progress

Goal 3 - Get Part 2 Of Coaching
No progress

Goal 4 - Post 3 Hands To Forum Daily
Hand #7 - 4 bet BTN v BB FTW!!
Hand #8 - AA gets min raised on low dry flop by fish
Hand #9 - AKs 3b SB v BTN
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #107
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Goals Update - 06.09.2013

Goal 1 - Play 70 Hours Total
Hours played to date 16 (23%)

Goal 2 - Get Reviews
No progress (well I tested Camtasia etc again so hopefully ready to do a video)

Goal 3 - Get Part 2 Of Coaching
No progress

Goal 4 - Post 3 Hands To Forum Daily
Hand #10 - ATo BB v BTN - XR versus wide range
Hand #11 - 88 BTN v CO & BB, turn bet after XXX
Hand #12 - AA SB v BTN, wet flop, river action?
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #108
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Quick results update:

Comeback so far...



Small sample but was hoping to do better and go straight back to my NL25 shot. I am playing too many tables tbh. Will just get Silver Star back and $50 Stellar Reward (very close to this) then will move up again and 4-6 table NL25.

Goals Update

Goal 1 - Play 70 Hours Total
Played 22.9 hours (32.7%) 33% of month gone = BEHIND

Goal 2 - Get Reviews
I have posted 30 min 4 tabling vid to Youtube for friend to review.
Also a friend has offered to do another one for me.
I have asked another good player to do one or two for me too!

Goal 3 - Get Part 2 Of Coaching
Maybe next week for this.

Goal 4 - Post 3 Hands To Forum Daily
Hand #13 - Standard B/B/B versus fish IP?
Hand #14 - Complete with KQs in SB and river action?
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:56 AM   #109
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Disaster!!!

Lost four hours of play last night/this morning due to severe acid reflux!

Feel such a wimp! 2.75 hours sleep but at least it has gone now.

Need to make some up tonight!!

Going to browse other people's HH's now......
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #110
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What the!!???? This villain was playing every hand and bluffing rivers and all sorts.....

PokerStars - $0.16 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BTN): $16.00
SB: $5.63 (VPIP: 19.67, PFR: 11.48, 3Bet Preflop: 10.53, Hands: 62)
BB: $8.00 (VPIP: 18.33, PFR: 15.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 60)
UTG: $27.75 (VPIP: 18.10, PFR: 13.57, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 856)
MP: $15.25 (VPIP: 42.42, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 34)
CO: $45.12 (VPIP: 95.06, PFR: 9.88, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 83)

SB posts SB $0.08, BB posts BB $0.16

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.24) Hero has 3 3

fold, MP raises to $0.32, CO calls $0.32, Hero calls $0.32, SB calls $0.24, fold

Flop: ($1.44, 4 players) T 3 2
SB bets $1.44, fold, CO calls $1.44, Hero raises to $6.56, fold, CO calls $5.12

Turn: ($16.00, 2 players) 3
CO checks, Hero bets $9.12 and is all-in, CO calls $9.12

River: ($34.24, 2 players) 9

CO shows A 5 (One Pair, Threes) (Pre 46%, Flop 17%, Turn 0%)
Hero shows 3 3 (Four of a Kind, Threes) (Pre 54%, Flop 83%, Turn 100%)
Hero wins $32.74
Check turn.. or even better.. bet like 3 dol.. leaving 6 behind on turn.. he will spazz out 100%
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:31 AM   #111
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Goals Update 12.09.2013

Goal 1 - Play 70 Hours Total In September
Played 26.3 hours. (37.5% done and 40% of month gone, hmmm, no worries YET!)

Goal 2 - Get Reviews
Got everyone lined up! One video made for W which we need to arrange to review together and need to make another one for H. I think M is reviewing one for me now.

Goal 3 - Get Part 2 Of Coaching
Waiting until reviews arranged but am itching for this to happen tbh.

Goal 4 - Post 3 Hands To Forum Daily
Hand #15 - Isolate and cbet then barrel???
Hand #16 - Flopped set 3 way IP, raise or call?
Hand #17 - JJ IP in 3b pot BTN v SB versus XR ott wtf!?
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:44 AM   #112
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#15..
preeflop: raise the limpers Ip for sure with Q9s.. bet flop and turn.. xback river.. This is the easiest way to play this runout.. he can have tons of other stuff than Kx..(fish)

#16
flat preeflop is good here in my book(at these stakes)
flop: make a small raise, we would hate if the gutshot it and he stacks us..just raise small they cant fold..(even tho we are never bluffing with a small raise) but they dont know that

#17.. rare plays like this is the nuts always.. if he is a reg then this play is never a bluff.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:27 AM   #113
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Progress Update...

Bankroll: $725.27

I am now back taking shot at NL25

I will play 4 to 6 tables of NL25 exclusively and move down if I drop to $600. I will move up when I get to $1500

I am feeling super confident! Not particularly that I will succeed with this shot but that I am doing all that I can to improve and be successful over the long term.

Might not play until Sunday now. I am best man at a wedding tomorrow so the groom and I are staying at the reception hotel tonight and then staying overnight tomorrow after the wedding with my wife.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:21 AM   #114
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Goals Update 13.09.2013

Goal 1 - Play 70 Hours Total
Played 28.2 hours (40.3% of target and 417% of month gone, will catch this up in the following week)

Goal 2 - Get Reviews
Booked in to do a review with W on Tuesday night. Others as before.

Goal 3 - Get Part 2 Of Coaching
Going to book this for w/c 23.09

Goal 4 - Post 3 Hands To Forum Daily
Hand #18 - Nuts versus fish, sizings?
Hand #19 - Bad aggression? XR SB v BTN and preflop bad call?
Hand #20 - 3way with AQ, fish trapped but I lead.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:50 AM   #115
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#19: dont 3bet A9o oopp plays hell better vs his insane wide range.. even if we are OOP..
I love the x/r.. bet the turn for sure..

#18: jam! he will call with Qx no matter what size you do.. just tank jam!

#20: here i much more preffere a sqz.. as played i kinda like it tho!
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:21 AM   #116
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Whoopee!!



Now if I am honest I don't really understand all this but they seem to throw me some money every now and then which is helping to keep me afloat !!
Any one know if it is worth trying to get Goldstar? Is there a way to work out if I am even close to being able to get it?

Shot at NL25 is going well (tiny sample) playing less tables is really helping me to play the player more than my cards (I think). In fact there is a possibility I should play less - I keep ending up at 6 or 7 tables but when I have a fish on my right (yh, bigger then me!) I find it hard to leave. Think its ok to stay at good tables? Suppose depends if it is affecting my improvement as a player.

Wedding went really well at the weekend, my speech seemed to be well received and I think I kept the groom happy enough!

Goals updates to follow.... Reviewing a video of me four tabling tonight !

Bankroll $754.75
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:44 AM   #117
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keep it up bro
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #118
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Goals Update 17.09.2013


Goal 1 - Play 70 Hours Total
Played 31.6 hours (45% of target achieved but 55% of month gone !! I blame the wedding!! No, no blame, looking forward to getting this back on track. With coaching and reviewing that will make it even tougher - well bring it on )

Goal 2 - Get Reviews
Tonight a friend is (kindly) reviewing a video (of me four tabling) with me which I am very excited about. I also have someone else lined up to help me out with a review.

Goal 3 - Get Part 2 Of Coaching
I have just Skyped my coach to see if he can do part two of coaching sessions next Monday.

Goal 4 - Post 3 Hands To Forum Daily
Hand #21 - TPTK turn sizing and easy call otr?
Hand #22 - 2nd pair weak kicker on wet board - line check and bet sizes?
Hand #23 - JJ BB v UTG, call pre, call flop (mono), river action?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #119
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Goals Update 18.09.2013

Goal 1 - Play 70 Hours Total
Played 34 hours which is 48.6%, the month is 61.7% old and I am falling behind!! Surely I will catch this back up!!?? You can bet your little butt I will!

Goal 2 - Get Reviews
Had a review last night by a great guy and I really enjoyed it - I learned a lot and also cemented some things I was unsure of. Going to make another 4 table video in next couple of days for another kind friend to review.

Goal 3 - Get Part 2 Of Coaching
Oh yeah baby, booked in for tomorrow night ! Just hope the kids don't wake up as I am on duty!! (Coach cannot make other dates/times so yh, if you want to get things done you gotta compromise !!)

Goal 4 - Post 3 Hands To Forum Daily
Hand #24 - KK in 4b pot - lost!!!
Hand #25 - ATs 3b SB v CO, cbet this flop?
Hand #26 - ATo CO v BTN river action?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #120
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Re: WARNING!!! Turning pro is HARD ****ING WORK!! And you will see this ITT...

Who's your coach?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #121
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Who's your coach?
Hi, it is NL__Fool. He has a coaching thread on here but think he has taken the thread off for now as got a lot of students on. Martin used him too in the past.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #122
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Are you interested in self motivation?

I am currently writing a short article on self motivation that I think is very applicable to a lot of poker players and/or bloggers. It kind of explains the one (simple) thing that changed me from a total waste of space (ok, slight exaggeration) into a production machine that will be free of the daily grind (life not poker) within 3 years maximum.

Let me know if you would like me to copy it into here or if you would like me to PM it to you. I would be happy to help you improve.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #123
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I would like to see it
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #124
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I am currently writing a short article on self motivation that I think is very applicable to a lot of poker players and/or bloggers. It kind of explains the one (simple) thing that changed me from a total waste of space (ok, slight exaggeration) into a production machine that will be free of the daily grind (life not poker) within 3 years maximum.

Let me know if you would like me to copy it into here or if you would like me to PM it to you. I would be happy to help you improve.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #125
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