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Old 10-09-2010, 05:05 PM   #61
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

Playing on permatilt, pretty much impossible for me to not run terribly nowadays..

Bankroll down to $2040.. :-(
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:57 PM   #62
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

Still alive, just getting clobbered by work and haven't had time/the right amount of mental energy to play--bankroll is stuck at just over 2k
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:21 PM   #63
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

nothing new to report, but proud of this hero call:

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, 23 Tournament, 15/30 Blinds (2 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (SB) (t1815)
BB (t1185)

Hero's M: 40.33

Preflop: Hero is SB with 4, 4
Hero bets t60, BB calls t30

Flop: (t120) 8, A, 7 (2 players)
BB bets t120, Hero raises to t240, BB calls t120

Turn: (t600) 2 (2 players)
BB bets t210, Hero calls t210

River: (t1020) K (2 players)
BB bets t420, Hero calls t420

Total pot: t1860

Results:
Hero had 4, 4 (one pair, fours).
BB had 10, 9 (high card, Ace).
Outcome: Hero won t1860
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:44 AM   #64
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

GL op, but did you try hiding your name cause you didn't black it out in one of the screenshots but you did in the rest.

xxxxxx, yeah?

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Old 10-24-2010, 03:49 AM   #65
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GL op, but did you try hiding your name cause you didn't black it out in one of the screenshots but you did in the rest.

xxxxx, yeah?
No comment, might have blacked it out in all of the rest of them for a reason...

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Old 11-06-2010, 01:59 PM   #66
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reader's digest version of why nothing has happened here: Life sucked for all kinds of reasons the last month (including me being extremely busy at work). I had kind of a breakdown one night and, without wanting to elaborate atm, realized I was playing poker for a lot of unhealthy reasons. On top of that, I experienced horrendous luck in live poker that made me hate poker and think supernatural forces were conspiring to kill me. These hands occurred within a week of each other (and in probably 8 hours of play total).

Hand #1: I have AA. Someone raises, someone else calls, I reraise a little under the pot, small blind calls and the original raiser calls. Flop is 5 7 9, two clubs. The small blind bets something really small (like 1/10 the pot), I raise to 5/6 the pot, and the small blind flats. The turn is another 7. The small blind shoves. I instacall. The small blind turns over Q 8, no draw apart from the gutshot. The river: a 6. pot size: $640

Hand #2: I have AA again, this time at a 1-2 game (above was 1-3). UTG raises to $18, the guy to his right calls, I raise to $55, and the guy to my immediate left instantshoves for $300, of which he doesn't even have chips for yet since he's waiting on receiving his rebuy. The guy was in for 5 buyins in an hour and raising every hand. It gets to UTG who has a pained look on his face. He calls, leaving $150 behind. I shove. UTG calls. Board: K 7 6 Q 5. The guy to my left on tilt has K 7--he beats me. But it doesn't matter- UTG hit a set of queens. Pot: $1150

Hand #3: I have KK at the 1-3 game. Straddle is on the table and it's on me first. I raise to $24. It gets folded to the straddler, who calls. I've played with the straddler quite a bit--he's a bad player who never folds preflop and almost never gives up on trying to win the pot. He also seems to constantly think I'm bluffing him. Board is Q J 6. It gets checked to me and I fire a bet of $30. There is an instant check-raise to $90. I go all-in for $240 total. UTG, who had been running like god that day, says **** it and calls. The turn is a 9. UTG looks like he's ready to muck. River is a 5. I turn over the kings. UTG sheepishly turns over a set of 5s. Pot was ~$500.

Those hands, combined with general life tilt and running bad online, led me to decide to quit playing poker, or at least severely scale back playing. For about a week, I barely played at all, and I found that I was much happier and more productive at work, which helped me enjoy my free time more at home. On a lark, I played a $6 6 max super turbo knockout tournament two nights ago just to have something to do as I watched TV. I found immediately the time off had helped quite a bit--I was actually enjoying playing, for the first time in awhile. Despite some bad luck early on, I became a chipleader without about half the field left and never really let up until 25 people were left and I was down all the way to 25/25. Despite being severely short stacked, I was confident and having fun. I played my best and before I knew it I was the chipleader, with twice as many chips as the next guy, heading into the final table. I dominated the final table with my stack and finished first easily for $900. That kind of victory seemed impossible just a week earlier when I was obsessed with playing poker and playing a ton. How ironic.

So, online br is back up to $2.5k. I was ready to quit, and still think playing poker a lot is bad for my personal life, but I've decided to keep at it and see what happens. My goal is to not play when I am tired, tilted, whatever, and to not let it get in the way of relaxing and pursuing other interests. For a long time, a ridiculous % of my thoughts outside of work concerned poker, just b/c I enjoy the game so much and am enamored with poker culture in general. That, however, is always a bad mindset for me, as it leads to problems in my personal life which ultimately make their way into my poker game. I want to keep playing but more leisurely. We'll see what happens.
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:04 PM   #67
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

For those curious about my hu sng success since starting the challenge:



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Old 11-07-2010, 01:26 AM   #68
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5/638 in the PLO $2.5k rush guarantee for $300ish ($2 buyin w/ rebuys)--meanwhile, dropped something like $150 on hu sngs. Apparently I'm a much better mtt player...
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:17 PM   #69
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

BR $2765, hu sngs going well today
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:44 PM   #70
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small milestone reached: online bankroll up to $3k for the first time ever

had a great day at 25NL, 25PLO, 50PLO to make the final $170
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:56 PM   #71
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

Have you read Tommy Angelo's book? Especially his thoughts about quitting.

Seriously, I was SUPER TERRIBLE for monkey shove-a-stack tilt till I read about quitting and tiltlessness.

Just practice quitting and standing up when losing becomes easy and it feels good.

Tilt is all that is holding you back right now. You gotta realise that you'll get no where if you don't work on it, if you do, great things can happen.

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Old 11-10-2010, 11:47 PM   #72
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Have you read Tommy Angelo's book? Especially his thoughts about quitting.

Seriously, I was SUPER TERRIBLE for monkey shove-a-stack tilt till I read about quitting and tiltlessness.

Just practice quitting and standing up when losing becomes easy and it feels good.

Tilt is all that is holding you back right now. You gotta realise that you'll get no where if you don't work on it, if you do, great things can happen.

GL and subbed.
Thank you for the encouragement and advice. I agree that tilt is the main problem (my graphs don't really allow for any other conclusion!), and I do think I'm getting better at dealing with it. I haven't read Angelo but I am at least a little familiar with his philosophy and really enjoyed listening to him on the Pokercast. One of these days I am going to have to force myself to watch the video series. I read a book (The Poker Mindset) similar to Elements a few months ago and it helped. I will say, though, I am realizing tilt has become less about the bad beats and more about my general attitude. Bad beats are the triggers, but they draw from a well of anxiety and frustration because of my job/life situation right now. I'm working on becoming more positive and more focused on being +EV in life :-)
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:54 PM   #73
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

GL. I'm playing HU SNG's too, so if you need some help, PM me.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:58 PM   #74
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Re: True Life: I Want To Be The Next Livb ($1k ---> $10k)

BR up to $3080 after winning a bunch of hu sngs

Here's a pretty nice-looking graph for the last 7 days/last 99 matches:

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:30 PM   #75
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Can't complain about running bad for awhile, on a sick heater over my last 200 and especially my last 100:
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