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Old 02-01-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Starting a new goals thread. 2014 was just a raw spanking. I had my worst year as a pro, swongs are 1 thing, etc. In addition I suffered a bunch of health setbacks, went to the hospital multiple times, had to watch my girl go through breast cancer, and lost 2 inches of erectile strength (um made that one up).

It's a very humbling thing to go from juicy MTT profits, along with a very smooth graph, to trainwreck central. I came back after my girl's recovery to wins in the Wednesday 320, Big 109, and around a 60k upswing in June. After that I had the worst downswing of my life and couldn't break out of it until the end of the year.

The old ways aren't working so it's on me to do what I've got to do to survive. Everybody's incrementally getting better. I can see that every day I play. I decided at the end of last year something wasn't working for me and I needed to step up my game. I'm now being coached by a friend of mine through Yu-Gi-Oh!, a top HUSNG regular.

Honestly having huge variance free years in 2012 and 2013 made me really cocky and headstrong. I wasn't aware how good I was running and just turned into an entitled, complacent douchenozzle. This year I'm ready to get back to my roots and find new ways of prospering in poker. I've had a rough January (lost about 15k) but I've made a lot of adjustments to my approach now.

Up until about a week ago, I just fired everything up including $215 turbos, $109 1r1a turbos, and reg infested games I used to avoid. I late registered big buyin games for VPP and just took every spot I thought was +ev, no matter how thin. As a result I suffered some nasty swings I don't want to encounter again!

My Goals

- Be a better person. Healthier too!
- Supernova Elite
- Top Five Stars Yearly
- Stay focused at the tables (no loading near endgames of big MTT's, no timing out of hypers, etc).

So I'm making this thread to hold myself accountable. At the end of the year, I want to hit Supernova Elite and finish in the top five of the yearly MTT leaderboard. I'm happy to say January is a career high in VPP and the first time I've ever even been close to the SNE pace. This is despite being unable to fill games with higher than $200's and missing a full week due to food poisoning (first bout ever ).

I'm just going to keep my eye on the prize and work hard this year. Maybe try to put in some coaching/mentoring with a few people. Try to keep the loved ones in my life healthy and happy. No stressing too much over a silly game of cards. And no more ego! If I can make it back near the top, I'm going to carry myself differently and appreciate the rungood

Expect to see stuff I find interesting, some strategy, and hopefully no moaning. Also many thanks to bigbluffzinc, Aaralynn, M1ghtyducks, SirSwish Jareth3542, Xuan, QuadVQuadme, bblacklegend, and d0nkabomber for at least making 2014 bearable. I do wish the best for BBZ Staking and all my poker friends in 2015

Off we go!


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Old 02-01-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Gl this year. How do you get so many veeps? Do you play mid-high stakes SNGs on the side or do you just have that high an MTT spend?
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:35 PM   #3
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Lot of SNG's. Some 6, but mostly 9-18m while multi-tabling MTT's. Just gotta stay out of some of the high stakes MTT's and make sure to focus fully on endgames!
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:11 PM   #4
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Your SNG results are really impressive for an MTT reg, ever consider going full time SNGs ?
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:45 PM   #5
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Just played you in the 6max shootout a couple of days ago, didn't play many pots though. Good luck...
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:55 AM   #6
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Subbed gl. I think I read in your previous pgc you were not backed anymore, is that still the same?
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:35 AM   #7
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

very best of luck, you sure deserve it after last year.

one thing i wonder when reading about your goals: don´t you think that getting SNE and you not registering some high buy ins contradict in a way? i mean you also talk about being more focused, wich usually works better playing less tables. Also we all don´t know about the value of SNE yet for next year. i just feel like you could do great without the SNE goal and maybe even better.

either way: will follow and hope for some sexy binks.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:03 PM   #8
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

in for the ride glgl
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:00 PM   #9
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very best of luck, you sure deserve it after last year.

one thing i wonder when reading about your goals: don´t you think that getting SNE and you not registering some high buy ins contradict in a way? i mean you also talk about being more focused, wich usually works better playing less tables. Also we all don´t know about the value of SNE yet for next year. i just feel like you could do great without the SNE goal and maybe even better.

either way: will follow and hope for some sexy binks.
Yeah eventually I would like to lower my table count, but that would require being one of the best regulars period and I don't think I'm at that level.

jesus, yeah I was kind of backed by BBZ staking while being a part owner for a lot of 2014, but this year I'm being staked/coached by the player I mentioned in the OP after selling my equity in BBZ staking and leaving.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:32 PM   #10
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Best of luck man!
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:54 AM   #11
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Good luck, mate!
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:28 AM   #12
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

gl JJ! Always looked up to you!

You have those "Competitive Korean Starcraft Genes" which will surely make you stay on top!
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:03 AM   #13
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Easy sub!
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:10 AM   #14
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GL yugi thebest of the hopes this year
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:11 AM   #15
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You think you can do the VPPs with the sick volume in turbos or you think in some point play hypers?
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:08 AM   #16
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

lol thanks guys. SANTACE you're tough at the tables for sure! I'm having problems maintaining VPP pace, playing a lot of 30's because the 100+ are too reggy. I will probably have to study 6m at some point or something and get really into it. I'm in a decent chunk of MU right now though through MTT's so I don't mind keeping my buyins down until I hit the black.

I struggled pretty hard to hit 3k vpp yesterday and have been hitting about 2000 per day. Gonna have to switch something up, loosen game selection, or hope the games get better. Sundays are a nice bonus because I usually hit 5k+ on those days. But yeah February seems to suck!
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:17 PM   #17
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

can you korean coaching?
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:39 PM   #18
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Loosened game selection and had a massive day at the sng's. Didn't do too well in the crucial stages of MTT's. Apparently I'm an SNG rakeback pro now

Finishes today: 13th 22 1r1a, 19th 25 hyper, 24th 11t, 48th hot 33

It's funny though all this time I've thought I've run so bad in MTT's, but I'm actually doing a new series where I look at all my close calls from 2014. A lot of it comes down to a lack of focus, maybe 1-2 misplays per tournament that make the difference from 3rd to 11th

So more of it falls on my shoulders to play perfectly. Really happy with where life is right now, have gotten mu down from 25k down to 10k and I feel my poker knowledge erection swelling day by day.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:00 AM   #19
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Just finished a wild session. Shipped a $3900 APPT-Seoul package, got 3rd in the major on Ongame for 5.6k, and 7th in the Hot 22 just now. Also got 52nd in the big 109, 54th in the 2nd Chance, 70th in the Bigger 75, 143rd in the Bigger 55, and 227th in the Million. 12th in the 109 25k as well, 27th in the 82 hyper. Getting really close to big money just not pulling through.

Feeling for the first time in a long time like I'm due for a breakout. Feel hungry for success the way I was in 2012 again
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:57 AM   #20
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

Good to hear, i will follow closely.
I learned a lot from your DC-videos back then, and i hope to see you in top 5 on the leaderboard.
Most important of all: Happy for you that life rocks agains.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:58 AM   #21
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Re: Ice Cold YugiohPro 2015: SNE + Yearly TLB for Me to Be?

VBOL on the felt and off this year Yug.

You might not wish to disclose this but ill ask anyway :P

I keep seeing you selling for sattys and 500s/1k's in mp, while you've briefly stated that ur backed. I'm really interested in the nature of ur backing.

I guess u are staked for scheduled up to from like $50-300 and own dime everything else (sng+hs+sats) unless u decide to sell?
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:03 PM   #22
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I'm backed by a real life friend I've known for a long time. He is a savage player is coaching me and staking me for everything. Eventual goal is to move to Europe or Canada and play all of the big events.

Basically I fire everything but when I'm in a chunk of mu I sell to bigger buyins. I got stuck really quick at the start of the year just firing everything blissfully.

Even now I feel like I shouldn't sell but I've never been in more than 20k before and don't want it to affect me mentally.

In related news this was a good week! Mu hit a peak of around 20k and now it's down to around 8!
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:28 AM   #23
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GL this year dude sounds like a pretty tough grind
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:57 PM   #24
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GL this year you deserve it.
Thanks to you i finally print money on lowstakes MTTs your dc vids helped me alot
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:46 AM   #25
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Thanks guys. Yeah this grind is actually pretty brutal, I feel myself burning out on the 9-18 mans every day. I'm kind of at a crossroads, need a new game. especially to fit screen space at the end of grinds when all of the FR traffic is kind of dead

6m hyper: this is the best for developing even better postflop skills in MTT's. but the high level is just super competitive and i don't want to eventually have to clash against the end boss, bbz

6m hyper satellites: this is also fine but this is kind of a toy game that doesn't really have any benefits outside of printing money

9m hypers: not a fan of this game either it just becomes complete push/fold and future game ICM stuff. i also time out constantly if I try to mix with MTT's I drag the 6m stuff to their separate windows

So yeah as you can tell I'm leaning towards 6m hypers but bleh
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