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Old 11-28-2015, 08:03 AM   #2076
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Super sick update, i was trying to find the hu but couldn't find it at the time which sucked. Keep battling and keep winning Pads, give the fans what they want. Some solid updates and you beating the bosses.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:49 AM   #2077
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Haha makes sense pads. Nice update.

So that A8 didn't make him soooo maaad?
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:16 AM   #2078
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

hey pads, which bar do you own in budapest if you dont mind telling? might i would like to visit if im in bp next
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:22 PM   #2079
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Here is the hand I played against Jungle, where I was stood up on webcam dancing and counting down to 10 before I jammed.

http://www.boomplayer.com/poker-hand...836_0095598408

Sure this may not be the most optimal sizing, but if I can find a way to play exploitative, even against the dream machine GTO guys, I'll find a way
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:57 AM   #2080
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Haha
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:27 AM   #2081
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

nice update

How was your sunday ?
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:15 AM   #2082
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Sunday was ok, for the first time ever? I missed the warm up and 109r, I went for a nice dinner with a friend and then slept for 3 hours and started with the big162. Pure bubble ept package, lost a flip for PCA package too but won EPT package in the end for profitable Sunday. Played 7.5/10 I think.

It's kind of weird, at one point in this year I was so focused on being the best MTT player in the world, but it wasn't necessarily for myself, I wanted others to think so. Now I lost a lot of that motivation. I set myself a goal at the start of the year (maybe last December) that this year I would play the 50k in Prague. Definitely not going to play it now, not even going for the Estrellas 1k. Will go from 8-17th and play the main, 10k etc. I'm not playing as much poker now, but I think it really helps my game, playing my A game more often etc.

Had some pretty fun hands this week, shame boom isn't working, would be close to some personal bests on there! A8 v AA in 4bet pot (I 4bet, he called!) on 882A4, when he c/j the river I didn't even think it was possible I could be beat. Lots of hilarious hands last few days, but not going to go into a moan. It is what it is

Really happy with how I'm playing which is the main thing. Cash games especially helping me in tournaments. Allows me to just play well for longer periods of time I think.

Football season has finished now, we go for a winter break and we won our last game 7-3 against a somewhat rival team. Our team was a joke, played very good. We start the second half of the season in March, we're going to start training at the end of January and play a lot of friendlies in February against some really good teams in Hungary, we will find out how good we actually are then and how serious we're going to take it.

Had a somewhat a-ha moment yesterday. We are overwhelmed with attacking players and its hard to fit them in. Most of them are fast and strong, yesterday I decided to put them both wingers and full backs meaning when one was tired after 5-10 minutes he would sit back and defend and get a breather and then after 10 minutes or so would change again. It resulted in lots of overlaps/attacking runs with full intensity and in general, especially in amateur league it can be really effective strategy. The result kind of speaks for that, we scored 7 goals, but let in 3.

Going to go on strike from tomorrow with everybody else, its nice to see everybody uniting as a community, feels pretty good I think.

I'm really most unhappy because of how PokerStars strategise their marketing and all round plan.

Everything they do is spent now on recreational players, I think this is completely fine, attracting new players to the game is very important.

So they do the following main marketing stuff

1- Spend 10s of millions on sports stars
2- Get all pros to stream playing on twitch
3- Invest in the biggest twitch pros
4- Shark cage

All of these are amazingly good marketing plans and they will do a great job of bringing new players into the game.

The problem is they changed the rake structure at the micro stakes (and they didnt tell the recreational players, they ironically posted on 2p2) this means that when people sign up with the famous $50 deposit bonus they are playing in games that are basically unbeatable. They have been attracted to poker because of watching nanonoko on twitch, or shark cage with guys who have made millions from poker. They want to do this too, of course it was always unlikely, but not its basically impossible. I guess 99.9% of them get stuck in the micros, their $50 deposits churning rake over and over again with little success. Negreanu says that peoples $50's last 20% less than they did X time ago, well with higher rake and unbeatable games of course they are not going to last as long.

HUD's and seating scripts are not a problem for 99% of recreational players, they actually hurt regular players, just like training sites do, but nobody complains about training sites because its a level playing field.

I feel very strong about how much recreational players are getting ****ed here and would love to help a campaign to just show them exactly what is happening, how unlikely it is they are going to win, how tough it would be for Phil Ivey to win, how much he would actually win in their games etc.

Stars are going to take all of the money from supernovas/supernova elites next year, bring in loads of new players as they promise then put them in unbeatable games and churn their rake. ****ing geniuses! Seriously, its a really, really great idea for them, but we can't let them get away with it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:38 PM   #2083
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

We are looking for a CEO to join our staking company - bitB Staking (best in the business staking).

Our company is in its first year of existence but have grown rapidly. Our players have increased to around 50 and with aspirations of 100+ players by next year we are looking for somebody to come into the team and run the day to day management of the company.

You will be required to work around 6 hours a day, 5 days a week (120 hours/month) you will have a lot of responsibilities and will get very good experience for future jobs. Salary is extremely competitive and you will be working with smart innovative guys that are looking to advance in both poker and non poker start up companies over the next years.

Jobs that you would undertake

- Player management
- Recruitment management
- Website management
- Auditing and finance management
- Project management
- Marketing management

The following experience is desired but not necessary:

- diploma / undergraduate degree in business management or something similar
- Minimum C in A level maths or equivalent
- Experience working in a similar position
- An understanding of the poker industry
- Advanced knowledge of excel, word and all Microsoft tools
- Good organizational skills and time management

If you are interested please contact bitbstaking@gmail.com
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:42 PM   #2084
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We are looking for a CEO to join our staking company - bitB Staking (best in the business staking).

Our company is in its first year of existence but have grown rapidly. Our players have increased to around 50 and with aspirations of 100+ players by next year we are looking for somebody to come into the team and run the day to day management of the company.

You will be required to work around 6 hours a day, 5 days a week (120 hours/month) you will have a lot of responsibilities and will get very good experience for future jobs. Salary is extremely competitive and you will be working with smart innovative guys that are looking to advance in both poker and non poker start up companies over the next years.

Jobs that you would undertake

- Player management
- Recruitment management
- Website management
- Auditing and finance management
- Project management
- Marketing management

The following experience is desired but not necessary:

- diploma / undergraduate degree in business management or something similar
- Minimum C in A level maths or equivalent
- Experience working in a similar position
- An understanding of the poker industry
- Advanced knowledge of excel, word and all Microsoft tools
- Good organizational skills and time management

If you are interested please contact bitbstaking@gmail.com
Seems like someone straight out of college would be qualified based on your experience posted. Is that correct?
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:47 PM   #2085
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Pads, are you looking for someone to help in the simple things in your company? I'm looking for job now and if you have something (CEO is too high) please let me know
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:38 PM   #2086
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Whats your honest opinion on staking in the poker industry?
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:18 AM   #2087
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

why is it bitB staking and not BitB, bitb, BITB, BiTB etc
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:01 AM   #2088
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Your looking for horses?
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:57 PM   #2089
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Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

How about donkeys? Need one of them?
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:38 PM   #2090
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Seems like someone straight out of college would be qualified based on your experience posted. Is that correct?
Depends on the guy but would have needed some kind of internship or job and experience as its a big task.

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Pads, are you looking for someone to help in the simple things in your company? I'm looking for job now and if you have something (CEO is too high) please let me know
Hey, the CEO will take over the day to day stuff, we have guys doing the "simple things" already sorry. I think it's nice to give to horses who are in makeup etc, it allows them to get some money and play stress free.

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Hmmm I'm insure. In general it's great, so many people are playing games they aren't beating that they couldn't afford to play by themselves. Some Stables allow their players to get hundreds of thousands in makeup and definitely aren't beating the games they are playing and that helps. A lot of staking companies also stake absolute beginners which is good. We definitely did a lot of that at the start of the year, we put people in games they shouldn't be playing and every day I have serious doubts about certain people in certain games.

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why is it bitB staking and not BitB, bitb, BITB, BiTB etc
Hmm, unsure really, I remember thinking it looked good this way, think it looks ****?

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Your looking for horses?
Yes, we have a thread on 2p2.




Stuck by the strike today, played decent volume on another site. I played a bunch of midstskes and I really enjoyed it. Probably most fun I've had playing cash games in a long time!

Today I went through every staking thread id posted since 2010 on different accounts. Some pretty fun memories, one of me selling a 140$ schedule at 70/30 with 15 tournaments. No idea wtf

Last years SCOOP package was super fun to read. If only played MTTs for 3 months or so but was on a huge heated. SCOOP went really well, I cashed a few of the 2ks for like 8, 11, 17k then came 20th in the main event. From reading all my reports there I could see so much energy and love for the game that I don't have right now. It was similar this year, around WCOOP this year I did really well and was loving playing every day. I've lost a lot of motivation as tournaments outside of the series are just not very fun or motivating for me. It really makes me question exactly the direction I want to go in moving forward. I'm really enjoying learning and thinking about how to play my range in different spots. I think I'm playing very good recently but still know there's certain improvements I need to make. It's funny because I always thought I was a by loose or abit crazy but really some of my stats are way too tight and I need to open up in a lot of spots.

Feeling very confident coming up to Prague now. Should be a great 10 days or so. theres been some spots over the last 3 months. I can think vividly of 5 of them. One of them really stands out, the 10k EPT high roller, I spent the night before studying playing from the SB from my hotel room with Elmerixx (yeah we're really fun guys.....) I'd always flatted 99 early in MTTs in this certain spot but we looked into it and the value of 3betting was just so much higher that flaring was pretty bad play. Anyway.. Macphee opened, I 3bet 99 from the small blind, he did this thing which I was 99% sure was a reverse tell to make me spew. I had 9s though, a good hand and a very bad hand to 3bet fold here, at least I thought. I knew that with my game plan I was supposed to shove here, as part of my overall strategy I needed to shove here. Even with the dynamics that there were this made it an even clearer reason to go all in, but everything inside of me knew that I was definitely supposed to fold here. I was battling this thing inside me between doing what I should do (what the book, my peers and top players would do) and what I SHOULD do. I eventually went all in and he had QQ. I covered him and still had a nice stack but one of he reasons I think I do well in poker is going with my gut. The whole folding AT on KTT44 and being shown deuces maybe is the reason why I went all in here. I went with my gut all summer and I think played my A game. But this huge, important pot if I just did what everybody else would have done and what everybody told me after I should have done then I may have won that shiny ****ing bracelet.

Poker is a really up and down game mentally. Going into Prague in pretty clear mentally of exactly how I'm going to play. I've spent hours and hours and hours developing really good strategies and trying to improve my strategies on a month to month basis but I'm also going to go with my gut and be a ****ing unnecessary hero if I have to be
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:31 AM   #2091
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Loving your blog, Pads!
I also play footy for a team but am inexperienced and don't follow the prem. etc so am really enjoying your insights on management.
GL in Prague.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:45 AM   #2092
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Enjoyed your appearance on Chicago Joey's Podcast. Loved the story from LV this summer. Pretty hillarous.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:44 PM   #2093
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Really enjoyed your blog with Joey even though I had heard of you prior to watching it. Really respect your honesty towards your mental game and overall outlook on poker. To me it seems like way too many MTTers are too up themselves to fix their mental game leaks let alone admit they have any.

As a guy who used to grind MTTs (I now grind cash due to life ev, I can't play fulltime, future engineering degree, hard to get long sessions in etc etc) I was wondering what made you make the switch from cash to mtts (more long run profitability/logevity, more interesting dynamics, more fun?)

Best of luck for and the stable for the new year,

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Old 12-02-2015, 03:52 PM   #2094
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Yea just watched the podcast and enjoyed it. You seemed quite excited at times as you started talking rly quickly which was funny. Interesting stuff tho
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:07 AM   #2095
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i literally laughed for 5 minutes
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:41 PM   #2096
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Competitive salary is? and what hours would be required?
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:55 PM   #2097
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Hey, I don't think the job is for you, there is attention for detail needed here and the hours required were in the post!]

Sorry.


1 more day of striking gone, kind of disheartening to see SNE's playing..
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:13 PM   #2098
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Ha- it states the number of hours but not the actual hours of the role. 9-5, evenings, weekends, rota, flexible? Makes a huge difference.

Also what assurances would be given to the person given the role? Would a contract be signed?
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:18 PM   #2099
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Hi

Yes, we would sign a contract. Unfortunately application period just finished 18 minutes ago. Our accountant had to leave the company for personal reasons, so we had to speed this up.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:19 PM   #2100
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No problem- all the best with finding the right person
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