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05-28-2013 , 05:05 PM
this guy...
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05-28-2013 , 05:27 PM
rock dem flipflops tonight for me ma man!
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05-28-2013 , 06:00 PM
oh 100%
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05-28-2013 , 06:19 PM
WP over the scoop period, been following progress. As for binking the supernova freeroll I highly doubt that.. as I am in it. And I am not even a supernova !?
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05-28-2013 , 08:08 PM
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WP over the scoop period, been following progress. As for binking the supernova freeroll I highly doubt that.. as I am in it. And I am not even a supernova !?
thx man and gratz on ur recent success urself! good times ae?

but sorry i wont lose HU, so u better settle for 2nd place.


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btw anybody have a TPE acc to share? PM me
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05-29-2013 , 12:10 AM
haha, sure you can take it after you have begged me to do a deal when I am at a 5:1 chip advantage.

Thanks GL
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05-29-2013 , 02:53 AM
totally understand the reasoning why you cut down on turbos, that wasn't my point. i'm just not getting the part where you say you might switch games again as soon as variance kicks in. i mean don't get me wrong on this. it's certainly possible that it'll work out for you that way. i'm just doubtful, that's all (partly because i've never heard about someone playing poker the way you do)

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I never have been a guy to force myself to do things/ play formats i wasnt 100% enjoying so having the option of dropping one format that gives me headaches and rather focus on one that i :heart
you seem like you're trying to seek motivation the way you're approaching poker lately and there's obv plenty of reasons for everyone of us to do thinks like that
(i'm horrible at this for example) and that's toally fine...
as long as enjoyment ≠ results

in an ideal world, as a perfect poker player (who doesn't exist) results shouldn't be considered at all (maybe just determining which stakes you can play profitably but that's it imo; br management obv implied)
as a perfect poker player you shouldn't worry about results, the same way you shouldn't worry about the money you're playing for.
basically every possible distraction.

so many times i read about highly successful poker players lacking motivation, arguing that poker became kinda boring to them, Phil Galfond for example, who stated that he probably was a happier person before he picked up on poker. that statement seems surreal. impossible to understand for guys like us, because he reached the top, he accomplished the ultimate goal!

my point is, that it's clearly the wrong approach if our well being is in any way dependant from our success, be it in poker or w/e else we do.
(think i learned that from Gigabet's awesome post)

i've been thinking a lot about this. it's super interesting and i think the reason why we lack motivation is simply cause we have the wrong motivation. most professional poker players seem to play poker " just to make money" it's insane and it baffles me how they can get so amazingly good at it when money is their determining factor..

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Let's make babies
+1 obv
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05-29-2013 , 06:08 AM
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i'm just not getting the part where you say you might switch games again as soon as variance kicks in. i mean don't get me wrong on this. it's certainly possible that it'll work out for you that way. i'm just doubtful, that's all (partly because i've never heard about someone playing poker the way you do)


you seem like you're trying to seek motivation the way you're approaching poker lately and there's obv plenty of reasons for everyone of us to do thinks like that
(i'm horrible at this for example) and that's toally fine...
as long as enjoyment ≠ results

in an ideal world, as a perfect poker player (who doesn't exist) results shouldn't be considered at all (maybe just determining which stakes you can play profitably but that's it imo; br management obv implied)
as a perfect poker player you shouldn't worry about results, the same way you shouldn't worry about the money you're playing for.
basically every possible distraction.

so many times i read about highly successful poker players lacking motivation, arguing that poker became kinda boring to them, Phil Galfond for example, who stated that he probably was a happier person before he picked up on poker. that statement seems surreal. impossible to understand for guys like us, because he reached the top, he accomplished the ultimate goal!

my point is, that it's clearly the wrong approach if our well being is in any way dependant from our success, be it in poker or w/e else we do.
(think i learned that from Gigabet's awesome post)

i've been thinking a lot about this. it's super interesting and i think the reason why we lack motivation is simply cause we have the wrong motivation. most professional poker players seem to play poker " just to make money" it's insane and it baffles me how they can get so amazingly good at it when money is their determining factor..
well i m not saying that its at all the optimalway to handle things. What i m saying is that i am known to be handling variance that way and more often than not i ended up happy with my decision so over time i have simply accepted the fact that I dont have elephant skin but also that i dont need to because i can get myself incredibly motivated by making switches like this which in rough tims often is just that little extra spark thats neccessary to turn things aroung and get me back to my A-game, no matter the format.

Maybe you got me wrong or maybe i typed it out wrongly but quite often my bad results are not at all a function of bad variance only. last year for example i blame myself entirely for all three 100k hand BE stretches I had (after each of which i made a switch lawl, but managed to pull out of them each time). When i ran ridic bad in HUhypers i stuck with them because running bad alone doesnt make me play badly much. however i switched cuz i needed to make more veepers than hypers were giving me.
This year i switched because i needed to get in volume and struggled to push myself hard enough to achive this in cash. and lastly when i switched to regspeeds its for the simple fact that i enjoy them much more. each switch as drastic as it looks generally comes with a pretty rational reason imo and as i said i tend to do many things in a rather inconventional fashion, as long as they work for me i dont see much reason in (not) switching anything up

As for your last point im not sure where i gave the impression of my wellbeing depending on my results and/or $$$. while its quite obvious that if i went broke tomorrow i d be in a ****ty spot i wouldnt exactly be suicidal or anything given that there are many ways the poker community can pick somebody up. i have made a number of friends that all would be more than happy to stake me etc so thats that. also, i m such a bankroll nit that going broke is a very unlikely proposition

HOWEVER, i totally understand what phil galfond means in that vlog or blog post of his which simply is that poker isolates a hard working grinder for extended periods of time which naturally means that if u strive to become one of the very best, your quality of life will inevitably take a back seat. now i m sure that galfond knew and accepted that fact (would have been pretty ******ed not to) but he also figured that at some later point he would have all the freedom he d ever wished to have to enjoy himself/life to a much greater extent.

as for why I myself play poker... first and foremost I play it for the money lol and i m sure thats the reason we all do it so ur point is written in a funny way. same thing with anybody working a dayjob obv. the bigger picture and the driving force however is the freedom to travel the world and experience different countries climates landscapes and cultures which is one of the bigger goals in my life. obv to get there i need to achieve financial independence so while my goals may sound different, the world we live in makes it such that money will be the deciding factor in the majority of cases.

not sure if that post makes much sense, it does inmy head but i didnt get much sleep and am really hungry
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05-29-2013 , 10:24 AM
fair enough. was under the impression you're playing poker for other reasons..
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05-29-2013 , 10:51 AM
like what? maybe i again didnt get my poin across
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05-29-2013 , 12:20 PM
u know like.. screw this society, i hate this germany everything's bout them dollas, everyone's a sociopathic ignorant son of a b**ch!
and then be like: Cartman/ "screw you guys, I'm going Malta" \Cartman
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05-29-2013 , 12:26 PM
oh. thats one big part i called 'freedom'

i do hate most things about germany and yea i also disagree with many many conventional wisdoms and what people refer to as socially acceptable.
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05-29-2013 , 12:47 PM
Was a good read, guys
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06-01-2013 , 01:23 AM
sup. took the whole week off and relaxed, went out, had fun etc but messed up my sleep pattern bigtime while doing so. so ended up playing a latenight session just now and made some money. pretty sad i couldnt close either of the two FTs I made. ran pretty bad HU and got runner runnered ftw by a decent reg, and in the max i had a pretty sucky table/chip position and couldnt get HU despite running like god 3handed



I ll take the small profit tho

big weekend grind coming up!!!
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06-01-2013 , 11:25 AM
hey! good luck weekend! Can I ask what your colours on people mean please ?
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06-01-2013 , 01:14 PM
Same back to you!

Shades of blue and red are different kinds of regs, shades of red through yellow are different kinds of weaker players
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06-01-2013 , 03:17 PM
Always at my table at least once a day. Piss off.

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At least I'm in position gl today
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06-01-2013 , 09:19 PM
^^ haha hope you had a nice session too mate

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meh session today. feel like i played really well and played mainly regspeeds and ran up stacks in basically every single one only to get coolered/sucked out on when it mattered. nature of MTTs i guess.

i did end up FTing a small $5.50c and managed to outlast most of the opposition, ran great to get Hu vs the one clear fish of the table only to lose a flip with TT vs AK for piles of chips. he asked me to chop the $$$ down the middle and i tried to pull a Lipofund on him and declined. fml


Last edited by blakkman08; 06-01-2013 at 09:22 PM. Reason: lol at em complaining about being up $1k in 2 days
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06-02-2013 , 06:43 AM
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Very nice how you complain about never cashing that one and the very next day you finish 2nd
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06-02-2013 , 09:57 AM
Gl this sunday my friend.
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06-02-2013 , 09:58 AM
Just unregged all MTTs. Slept 3hrs tonight then couldn't go back to sleep. Now I m a mess. Might play a second sesh after this one if I manage to catch some sleep. Also running like aids
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06-02-2013 , 02:04 PM
bro you're a poker player, you aren't supposed to have a normal sleeping pattern, quit fighting a losing battle

glglgl
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06-03-2013 , 01:27 AM
sup

pretty sick day today. as i mentioned i ended up skipping most peaktime MTTs cuz i was dead tired. woke up around 10pm and decided to give this sunday one more shot cuz i wont be playing much poker over the next 2-3 weeks. ran RIDICULOUSLY bad when i got deep and otherwise until the very end. FT bubbled a $22 6max and a $5 6max in sick coolers till i was left onetabling the $55 $50k donkament. was real short and all regs and the FT bubble was the longest i have ever seen. easily 75 minutes of nobody busting. made the FT 2nd in chips and battled until i got 3 handed with two solid regs. suggested a chop but they declined, then i sucked out K8 vs AK to get HU and lost that sadly w AhJ < K9hh on QJ8hh 3h BRICK

but i ll take that massive daysaver obv



weeee
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06-03-2013 , 01:31 AM
like a boass
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06-03-2013 , 01:41 AM
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sup

pretty sick day today. as i mentioned i ended up skipping most peaktime MTTs cuz i was dead tired. woke up around 10pm and decided to give this sunday one more shot cuz i wont be playing much poker over the next 2-3 weeks. ran RIDICULOUSLY bad when i got deep and otherwise until the very end. FT bubbled a $22 6max and a $5 6max in sick coolers till i was left onetabling the $55 $50k donkament. was real short and all regs and the FT bubble was the longest i have ever seen. easily 75 minutes of nobody busting. made the FT 2nd in chips and battled until i got 3 handed with two solid regs. suggested a chop but they declined, then i sucked out K8 vs AK to get HU and lost that sadly w AhJ < K9hh on QJ8hh 3h BRICK

but i ll take that massive daysaver obv



weeee
No backing ftw
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