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01-03-2022 , 09:57 AM
Hi guys,

I've been a member of this forum since 2009, but have been largely inactive for long periods, but heres a little about myself.

Im 39, and live near Birmingham, West midlands in the UK. Im a life long Aston Villa fan (long suffering haha). My profile picture is Paul Mcgrath aka God.. A true Holte End legend and the end boss as far as defenders are concerned.

I began playing in 08/09 when poker was gaining traction in the UK. Id play tournaments at the local pool hall, and MTT's on Fulltilt.. I'm competitive by nature, and loved how complex poker is and how you can play perfectly and still lose.

I remember being a 12/10 nit playing FR on stars with a roll of like $1800 playing 10NL with massive tilt issues, and despite not applying myself off the tables i reached 25NL before taking a break around April 2013 when i started a new job.

I returned to the tables around 2020.. I had a freeroll ticket which i placed for around $8, and came to find out that full ring was pretty much dead, so u had to adjust my game to 6max.. Fast forward a couple of months and i'd grinded my roll to $800 and was playing 50z.. Due to various issues i had to withdraw and take another break..

Another shot at the big time came in early 2021 and starting with $10, i grinded back to 50z,but yet again life got in the way.. I was made redundant from my job after 5.5 years.. The roll depleted and my setup was sold..

Up until recently i was homeless, but now i have a place to live, and a new job. I've suffered from severe depression and anxiety for most of my adult life, but always found comfort in poker and the community.

I need to get a new setup, and will deposit to play 50z, and i'm more motivated than ever to succeed.

Add me on discord - claretnblue#0347

Poker Goals for 2022 -

[ ] Reach 500z
[ ] Study my ass off to improve
[ ]Get a regular coach - looking at Peter Clarke at the moment - any suggestions?
[ ] Learn PLO
[ ] Setup staking stable
[ ] Coach microstakes student(s)

tl;dr

Micro regfish dreams of being an mid stakes endboss.

In b4 busto
01-03-2022 , 11:53 AM
I'm going to add you on discord to talk a little bit. I wasn't homeless but I've resonate a lot with what you said.

I'm also a member of a CFP that might be great for you

Best of luck mate
01-03-2022 , 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Heavy Mask Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
I'm going to add you on discord to talk a little bit. I wasn't homeless but I've resonate a lot with what you said.

I'm also a member of a CFP that might be great for you

Best of luck mate
Awesome brother. Look forward to chatting with you.
01-03-2022 , 02:04 PM
Gl with the grind, I hope it goes well. Might be worth focussing on the main goal, and not spending too much time on distractions. Basically, maybe just go for improving at NLHE, or try grinding PLO, but I'm not sure trying both will be the most productive use of your time.
01-04-2022 , 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pjj Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Gl with the grind, I hope it goes well. Might be worth focussing on the main goal, and not spending too much time on distractions. Basically, maybe just go for improving at NLHE, or try grinding PLO, but I'm not sure trying both will be the most productive use of your time.
Hi, thanks a lot.

Improving at 6max NL is my main objective. I'd like to get to an high level and supplement my income, which will allow me to help the needy.


When i came back in 2019 i had to learn 6max, and i felt like i needed to strip down my game and work on my leaks. Up until i had to withdraw my roll in like Aug/Sep 2021 i felt like my game was improving all the time and i felt comfortable at 50z..

I want to learn PLO also, but as a game to play when i'm taking a break from the zoom NL cash games..
01-04-2022 , 07:09 PM
GL mate sounds like you had tough times. I'm sure your experiences will give you the grit needed in this game.
01-05-2022 , 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Grind4Kebab Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
GL mate sounds like you had tough times. I'm sure your experiences will give you the grit needed in this game.
Thanks. Yes, times have been tough for sure. I'm sure things will come good though
01-05-2022 , 06:50 AM
GL!

Make sure to get some professional help on depression. It helped me!
01-05-2022 , 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by dissection Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
GL!

Make sure to get some professional help on depression. It helped me!
Thanks.

I have help now, but i ignored it for so long. It's tough living with mental health issues.
01-05-2022 , 12:42 PM
Best of luck in 2022 man!

I think you have very ambitious goals for just one calendar year, but I think you can definitely make a lot of progress on them!

Are you planning on playing/studying full time this year?
01-05-2022 , 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Claret~N~Blue Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Thanks.

I have help now, but i ignored it for so long. It's tough living with mental health issues.
Its tough as F! Best of luck mate!
01-05-2022 , 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TRUSTtheDRAWCESS Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Best of luck in 2022 man!

I think you have very ambitious goals for just one calendar year, but I think you can definitely make a lot of progress on them!

Are you planning on playing/studying full time this year?
Well i work 45hours per week.. But intend playing and studying a lot otherwise. I have been lower than i've ever been so want to make the most of my life...

I've set myself tough goals.. But why not aim high?
01-05-2022 , 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dissection Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Its tough as F! Best of luck mate!
Thanks my brother.

How's the grind going for you?
01-05-2022 , 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Claret~N~Blue Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Thanks my brother.

How's the grind going for you?
Not great not terrible. Rebuilding for third NL10 shot.
01-05-2022 , 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dissection Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Not great not terrible. Rebuilding for third NL10 shot.
What site you on? I thought you played higher than 10nl tbh..
01-05-2022 , 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Claret~N~Blue Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
What site you on? I thought you played higher than 10nl tbh..
I started recently with just 10 bucks

I play on PartyPoker and will also play on PokerStars. In Czech republic only these two sites are available basically.
01-05-2022 , 06:57 PM
great op, subbed & gl
01-06-2022 , 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by dissection Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
I started recently with just 10 bucks



I play on PartyPoker and will also play on PokerStars. In Czech republic only these two sites are available basically.
Ahh, a good friend of mine is from Czech Republic
01-06-2022 , 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rickroll Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
great op, subbed & gl
Thanks bro
01-06-2022 , 03:47 PM
Hey OP,

Personally with regards to coaching im not sure why so many people are drawn to peter clarke, he does produce some quality content but he is way overpriced for the stakes he plays. There are lots of other coaches who play higher and are much cheaper who have a better understanding of the game. That said i think most coaching is better than no coaching and im sure with the goals youve set youll want to get stuck into coaching asap.

glgl with your goals and with 2022
01-08-2022 , 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 25or3cardbrag Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Hey OP,



Personally with regards to coaching im not sure why so many people are drawn to peter clarke, he does produce some quality content but he is way overpriced for the stakes he plays. There are lots of other coaches who play higher and are much cheaper who have a better understanding of the game. That said i think most coaching is better than no coaching and im sure with the goals youve set youll want to get stuck into coaching asap.



glgl with your goals and with 2022
Hi

Thanks for the reply. I enjoy his videos on RIO, so naturally he will be considered. I've arranged a sessions with Brokenstars for a few weeks time.

Do you have ant suggestions ref coaching? I just want to work hard on my game to hopefully get to a level where I can supplement my income.. I'd also love to use my knowledge to help players that are struggling, so at some stage I'll be offering free sessions to micro grinders.
01-08-2022 , 11:21 AM
Yea ill give you a message on discord about a guy that i use that i think is insane value.

In other news, Coutinho to villa? what a signing.
01-08-2022 , 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 25or3cardbrag Claret~N~Blues 2022 Grind - Rags to Riches
Yea ill give you a message on discord about a guy that i use that i think is insane value.



In other news, Coutinho to villa? what a signing.
Haha yeah let's hope so! We've had too many waste of spaces stealing a living down the Villa over the years! Stevie G is doing a decent enough job so far.

I think Trippier to Newcastle was a steal too tbf!

And thanks man.. Much appreciated
01-08-2022 , 06:49 PM
Hey man, definitely subscribing to your thread. Good luck!
01-08-2022 , 07:14 PM
GL mate - subbed along now so will keep updated. Inspiring backstory, really hope 2022 brings some better fortune.

On that note, must have been pleasing for you to see the blue side of Birmingham lose in ET earlier.

      
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