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07-08-2024 , 12:53 AM
Just had my first session with Dumbo and he really added a lot of value in our session. He was very open and very descriptive in his advice. I would highly recommend Dumbo!
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07-08-2024 , 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by toon dawg
Just had my first session with Dumbo and he really added a lot of value in our session. He was very open and very descriptive in his advice. I would highly recommend Dumbo!
Thanks bro, you’re great to work with. As my grandpa used to say, “Keep it up, you’ll go far!”
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07-08-2024 , 06:23 AM
Running well today for a change, making hands and getting paid, and no bad beats. Coaching session went well, felt really satisfied afterwards actually like I was bringing a lot of value. Helped to have a very open minded student. It was my first in-person session which probably made a difference too.
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07-08-2024 , 02:57 PM
Session was going well until the very end, 5! AKKQTds $1,400 pre shipped the last $750 on J84r and lost to AQ987 for a big pot, no one had AA, dude who won hit and run. Womp-womp end to the session as game got bad and I was tired. Small loss, not too bad at least. I played like a champ and just got unlucky at the end there, now some well-deserved rest.
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07-09-2024 , 11:52 AM
Ran decently, woke up early and games started good but got worse, gave some back towards the end and top set didn’t hold against a draw. Decided to pause plo for a little and play some hold ‘em for a change as I’ve been getting beat up lately in some big pots at Omaha. Need to keep my motivation high if I am going to keep playing for the long haul and a little break to play hold ‘em sounds good right about now. The games aren’t even that good.
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07-09-2024 , 12:45 PM
I’m embarking on a $100,000 bankroll challenge, my biggest challenge to date. I don’t want to predict how quickly I will complete it this time given that I’ve been running mediocre lately. Just felt like I needed another goal to get me out of the poker doldrums and keep up my motivation.

Given that I completed my $50,000 challenge in under a month my hopes are to finish this goal in two to three months, but only time will tell. Time to bring my elite A game to every hand I play and really push myself.

No missing value bets, no paying off, no spew pre, get it in good post.
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07-09-2024 , 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DumbosTrunk
Iím embarking on a $100,000 bankroll challenge, my biggest challenge to date. I donít want to predict how quickly I will complete it this time given that Iíve been running mediocre lately. Just felt like I needed another goal to get me out of the poker doldrums and keep up my motivation.

Given that I completed my $50,000 challenge in under a month my hopes are to finish this goal in two to three months, but only time will tell.
Gonna have a prediction challenge again for those of us on the rail? haha

GLGLGL!
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07-09-2024 , 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ThaHero
Gonna have a prediction challenge again for those of us on the rail? haha

GLGLGL!
Yes, good idea. Taking guesses until July 20. Closest without going over for when I’ll complete the challenge. Answers should be “month / date.” Example, “August 31.” Not “two months,” etc.

Prize is the same as last time: one free plo5 strat guide and a coaching session.

Thanks! Running meh today again, draws missing value not holding etc.
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07-10-2024 , 08:20 AM
I made around $750 yesterday, not terrible given that I ran bad in the big pots. Raised pair+nfd for aside pot against wrap no pair and lost to V's bdfd, gii pair+nfd versus another wrap and a worse pair and he got there. Also playing a little off in certain spots lately due to the runbad, raised with a straight flush trying to target boats and killed my own action, checked trips on the flop allowing someone to turn a bigger boat, was worried about my kicker. At least my mistakes (if they are mistakes...not to be results oriented) are infrequent. Got really good sleep, woke up early with the sun, lattes and music now as usual. can't be too hard on myself, I am holding my own and winning this month even in a rough patch, and that takes a lot of skill and a great mental game.

Br challenge: $99,250 to go.
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07-10-2024 , 06:05 PM
Keep it up Dumbo! Excited to follow along this new challange.
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07-10-2024 , 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by toon dawg
Keep it up Dumbo! Excited to follow along this new challange.
Thanks! You’ve been great to work with.

All the run bad lately has started to take its toll and I got a little too aggro in certain spots today, started my session losing top set to middle set and gutshot…still winning a little but not as much as I could have. Gonna finish strong and play disciplined.
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07-11-2024 , 01:26 AM
Game got good all of a sudden and I was able to finish strong, up $2,500! Very proud of myself for wrapping up well and powering through when the game got good. Iced coffee helped.

Challenge: $96,750 to go. Now some well deserved rest.
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07-11-2024 , 11:31 AM
Had a somewhat rough sleep, woke up with an racing heart rate at one point and some fleeting chest pain but eventually got to bed, maybe related to playing a few long sessions in a row. At least I was greeted in the morning by some beautiful sunny weather! Also feels good to wake up after booking a nice win. Now for some lattes, music, exercise, sunlight, and grind.
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07-11-2024 , 04:27 PM
If I am going to complete this challenge in a reasonable period I need to start caring about $100/$200/$300+ bets. I’ve noticed lately I don’t care about the money enough and this can lead to small losses here and there and occasional loose calls that really add up over time. Money saved is money earned. Honestly if I am being self-critical (which I am), this is probably a big reason why I am not doing as well thus far this month. I am also losing a lot of big all ins as a favorite, but that’s only part of the story. Tighten up Butter cup. . . !
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07-11-2024 , 09:52 PM
Won top pair nut wrap three ways, double gutter set draw plus nfd to top two wrap heads up, booked a $1,600 win in my short afternoon session. Took a nap and recharged for another dip, needed it after a rough sleep last night. Important not to overdo it, sometimes we just need a break.

br challenge: $95,150 left.
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07-12-2024 , 12:20 PM
Evening session was very slow, quite card dead, ended up posting a $200 loss or so. Been getting a lot of compliments lately on my game again which is always nice as well.

Woke up a little earlier than expected today, my body is probably used to being awake certain times by now so I'm still adjusting. The schedule of a poker player!

$95,350 left.
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07-12-2024 , 06:44 PM
Had a really great breakthrough coaching session with toondawg, then hit the felt and played the mix a little, won a pat 9 in single draw to a 7 draw.

Plo going smoothly so far, one of my good friends who I’ve helped improve and sold my strat guide to is having his best month ever, which is awesome. Feeling really happy I’ve been able to help people get better at this game and make a positive difference in their lives…!
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07-13-2024 , 12:51 PM
Lost with AA nfd in 3! pot at 1/2 plo, grinded it back some and made a little, then left for 5/5 plo which looked like a better game, won dsAA in 4! pot, lost mega wrap to ?? on board pairing runout, lost with top two to a gutshot once and nut flush to bottom set called a big turn bet, both got there by this calling station who once said he could see me in a straight jacket (...). Booked an over $2.2k win on the day when all was said and done.

challenge: $93,150 to go. Still taking guesses until July 20th!

Good sleep for a change (phew!), solid 9+ hours, woke up to sunny day and music and lattes = happy dumbo.
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07-13-2024 , 01:56 PM
Sept 10
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07-13-2024 , 08:24 PM
July 15
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07-13-2024 , 09:39 PM
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Sept 10
Good guess! Hope so!

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July 15
lol, you know Iím over $90,000 away from my goal right?

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Running decently today, 5/5 running again. Great pre-session routine helped put me in a solid mental state. Had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Iced coffee to top it off. Nice!
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07-14-2024 , 01:58 PM
Had a nice session across the board, ended up booking wins in every stake I played (I played bigger as soon as a seat opened up until the game broke or I got too tired). Open ender nfd+top pair beat bottom set twice, AQ877ds beat AKQT3 twice all in pre, among others. QQ in bomb pot chopped with inside wrap gutter and nfd, V flatted my flop raise and when I potted turn asked if I wanted to just play for what was in the middle and run it twice, I said I would run it twice if he put me all in for my last $750 or so, he obliged and he won the first runout but I won the second. Incidentally, he'd been running it once all night with everyone else, lol. (And someone folded mid set which would have given them quads on the second river, and I would have been scooped.)

Won $6,700 when all was said and done. Very nice come up for the middle of the month and putting me back on track for where I want to be in terms of hourly and monthly profits.

br challenge: $86,450 to go.

Solid 9+ hours of sleep, lattes and music and sunlight to start my day, and I picked up a new student in my poker room to boot and sold a strat guide! Looking up.
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07-14-2024 , 02:22 PM
Good job Dumbo. Love the fact that you're resting as you need it and not pushing too hard. Marathon not a race!

Gonna out in my guess of Sept 13th.
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07-14-2024 , 09:34 PM
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Good job Dumbo. Love the fact that you're resting as you need it and not pushing too hard. Marathon not a race!

Gonna out in my guess of Sept 13th.
Thanks, I really try to take good care of myself so I am in peak condition when I play. Sorta like an athlete I suppose. Session starting well so far, JJ got three streets from 88 on AJ386.
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07-15-2024 , 02:59 AM
Hopped in an amazing looking 10/25/50 and it quickly turned into nonstop double board plo bomb pots. I was spot dead and card dead sadly, flopped a couple meh one way hands and didn’t really get anything going. Pretty new to these double boards but from what little I know you want good equity on both boards or a lock on one and I almost never had that. Chopped flopping a straight flush once at least. My friend bought half my action too. Now back at plo….

Last edited by DumbosTrunk; 07-15-2024 at 03:17 AM.
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