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06-24-2013 , 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by sexyjesus
wow sick!!!

congrats!!
Thanks man
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Originally Posted by V-Delaney
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
how heroic


how would you say this makes you feel relative to past downswings? does that make sense? like, does it make it all worth it in the end?

garphs plz
Thanks. I typed out a huge, rambling post here and then deleted it because it made no sense. The gist of it was that running good for six hours and winning a tournament - and don't let anyone fool you, that's how you win tournaments - doesn't really 'make it all worth it'. I just stuck around in the game long enough to cash in a few lottery tickets. What makes it all worth it is all the things that making money from poker gives me - freedom, independence, and in future, the opportunity to go and pursue the career I want. The good parts of poker - winning - never last long when you're a tournament player. If you can enjoy the downswings and the big binks, you're a better man than me. When it comes to enjoyment and fulfillment, I tend to look outside of poker.
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06-24-2013 , 02:47 AM
Congrats on your recent score! post a screenshot!

With regards to enjoyment and fulfillment in poker: If you are pursuing this full time, which is seems you are, you should take some time to work on your mental game. You need to find a way to feel good about yourself, to feel positive even when running bad. Otherwise you will end up like any other office drone, just grinding out cash and hating life. I know that during downswings its hard. I've recently been on a huge breakeven stretch and it pains me any time I even look at my yearly graph, but I do take solace in the fact that I can feel my game improving every day. Every time I make a correct play in a clutch spot, I make sure to give myself a nice pat on the back. I encourage all professionals to do the same, because the streets are mean out there. Edges are getting smaller, swings bigger and if you aren't on top of your game technically and mentally, you (any of us) could be the next squeezed out of the game.

Best of luck in the future man, Hope the runhot continues for you
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06-24-2013 , 02:58 AM
wow so sick, congrats!
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06-24-2013 , 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by SetzerG
Congrats on your recent score! post a screenshot!

With regards to enjoyment and fulfillment in poker: If you are pursuing this full time, which is seems you are, you should take some time to work on your mental game. You need to find a way to feel good about yourself, to feel positive even when running bad. Otherwise you will end up like any other office drone, just grinding out cash and hating life. I know that during downswings its hard. I've recently been on a huge breakeven stretch and it pains me any time I even look at my yearly graph, but I do take solace in the fact that I can feel my game improving every day. Every time I make a correct play in a clutch spot, I make sure to give myself a nice pat on the back. I encourage all professionals to do the same, because the streets are mean out there. Edges are getting smaller, swings bigger and if you aren't on top of your game technically and mentally, you (any of us) could be the next squeezed out of the game.

Best of luck in the future man, Hope the runhot continues for you
Thanks man, I appreciate it. I do think you might have missed some parts of my thread though, since the 'run bad and hate life' part was very much in last year's thread, and I've now been playing professionally for 18 months. I do a ton of mental game work and it's part of what helped me overcome two huge downswings last year.

I don't necessarily subscribe to the idea that edges are getting smaller and swings bigger, FWIW. At midstakes (say, a $50 ABI) there is still an absolute ****load of money to be made thanks to the huge proliferation of really mediocre, cookie-cutter regs who are too busy trying to level one another while playing 30 tables to notice you stealing their blinds. I know a lot of guys playing at the same level as I am who are playing well, working hard and crushing. The number of promotions and good sites out there these days also makes it much easier to make money if you game select well.
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Originally Posted by straykatbluz
wow so sick, congrats!
Thanks man!
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06-24-2013 , 03:39 AM
congrats ginger! I ocassionaly rail you and obv always root for you on stars. Glad to see you hit a big score.
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06-24-2013 , 04:53 AM
congratulations man, that's super sick pics of new place?
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06-24-2013 , 05:04 AM
Pics of new place will be taken and posted once I've actually moved in. I'm still at my old place until this weekend, even though some of my stuff is already in the new one. And, thanks!
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06-24-2013 , 06:01 AM
Grats on the huge bink, well done!
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06-24-2013 , 07:03 AM
Totally sick. So much and just rewards for getting through last year. Where are all those disbelieving trolls now, eh?!

Time for a year to date graph imo.
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06-24-2013 , 08:54 AM
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06-24-2013 , 08:58 AM
gratz ginger, time to go on your own dime now?
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06-24-2013 , 09:11 AM
must feel good, congrats
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06-25-2013 , 03:50 AM
Just opened p5's and seen u bink what a boss woooooooooooooooooo awsome matt keep it going.
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06-25-2013 , 07:34 AM
congrats dude
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06-25-2013 , 08:29 AM
<3 bonkers
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06-25-2013 , 10:19 PM
Nice!!! Congrats! weeeeeee
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06-25-2013 , 11:21 PM
grats beast
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06-27-2013 , 08:29 AM
Well done Matt.
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07-01-2013 , 10:20 AM
UPDATEEEEEEEE
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07-01-2013 , 02:07 PM
Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated recently. All last week I was doing 12-hour days of packing, moving boxes, painting walls and assembling furniture before I moved into my new apartment yesterday (pics incoming once I've unpacked and fixed the place up). I did play a Sunday session but no real deep runs.

Yearly graph for those interested:



Obviously really happy with how the year's gone so far. We're halfway through and I've already doubled what I made last year. I don't expect the second half of the year to be quite so easy, but hopefully I can keep playing well and running equally godlike. Right now I'm waiting for FTP to announce the next FTOPS, as my miniFTOPS leaderboard win gives me the buyins to all the events except the $2k. Bink a couple of those and I'll be pretty well set.
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07-01-2013 , 03:05 PM
Sick bro
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07-01-2013 , 05:26 PM
What did you win your graphie went girrafee
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07-01-2013 , 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MoViN.tArGeT
What did you win your graphie went girrafee
I won the PartyPoker major for $42k eight days ago. If you're going to post in a thread, I don't understand why you wouldn't go back like 20 posts and read what everyone's talking about, but whatever. Thanks for reading.
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07-02-2013 , 03:53 PM
see my location ~.~
i didnt read ur thread i just looked on sharkscope and I thought i was posting in m1ghtyducks ;p nice bink too be less negative!

ALso I did read over your thread after =]
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07-02-2013 , 04:00 PM
That graph is pure art, gz on the good year!
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