For those who don't know us already, Ruse and I are 2 hyper turbo SNG Pros that currently live in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. This thread will chronicle both of our SNE+ grinds in 2013 and I hope this thread will be a lot of fun for all parties involved. Besides this thread, I also am working on building my own website and it will be fually functional by Jan 1, and Ruse and I will both be blogging there as well; that link can be found in my user profile.
Last year, I achieved SNE (with a lot of ups and downs) and Ruse started with a small br playing $7 9m hypers and basically built up a nice life br/poker br that is allowing him to go for SNE this yr!
Anyway, below we'll each have our own version of our 'OP', this short intro is just to detail a bit about what this thread will be for the duration of 2013.
Originally Posted by Jdawg91
For those who don't know, my name is Joshua Hoesel and I play on PS under the sn slayerv1fan. Last year through a lot of ups and downs I achieved SNE playing mostly 6m hyper turbos. This year I will be doing my pg&c thread here with Ruse, but I also have a website built that will be my 'real' blog that will be more official and whatnot...you can find the URL to my website by clicking my user profile and looking under the 'about me' tab.
In 2013, I plan on working a ton of hours, much more than in 2012. I've basically decided that if I work my ass off over the next 2-3 years, I can set myself up financially more long term if I'm wise with my money. I've been given a good opportunity and I NEED to try to make the most of it.
With that being said, I only have 1 poker goal for 2013. 1800+ hours of grinding. I feel that monetary goals can negatively affect me personally, so I'm not setting anything like that. I'm also not setting a firm VPP goal as my grind might change if the HS 6m hypers are super super gross like they've been since November 2012 with everyone vpp grinding.
The vpp target I'm shooting for to start the year is 4million, but as I said, if the games are gross, I'll either move down stakes/game select more/play offpeak/etc and just go for 2million or w/e I feel is possible; hence why 1800+ grind hours is my only 'firm' goal. Below is a chart that simplicity8 gave me that shows how much 4million vpps is worth in 'rb'....fpppro.com quits counting milestones at vpp #3million so it's not accurate. All I can say is that 510k in 'rb' would be quite nice, but if the games are too gross, I will switch up my grind schedule in any way I see fit to maximize my hourly.
Anyway, that's about all I have for now, I'll post some year end graphs for 2012 below and also some pictures of my condo in Rosarito. If anyone has any questions/comments/concerns, by all means post away. I don't like answering strategy questions publicly so please don't post them as I probably won't give a direct answer, but I'm game to answer to most other topics.
Link to pictures of my condo in mexico: I live by myself in a 2bed/2bath, 1800 sq ft condo that has a huge balcony overlooking the ocean. There's a gym, private beach and other amenities at my place. I live on the edge of town and I'm overpaying a bit for my condo because I wanted to live in this building pretty badly after living at Calafia for ~8 months http://imgur.com/a/BNwRR#0
A few pictures of my grind setup (on a bigger table now);
Late SNE grind graph w/RB (Aug 14-Dec 17)
2012 SNG graph:
2012 Merge SNG graph:
Thx to everyone who reads and contributes to this thread; definitely not anywhere near as much fun when there's not a ton of people posting itt . Gl to everyone in 2013, may we all have good years!
Don't forget to follow me at twitter @HoeselJoshua, also can friend me on fb as I'll be doing daily updates in 2013 on both twitter and fb along with 2p2! http://www.facebook.com/joshua.hoesel
Originally Posted by Rusemandingo
For those of you that dont know me, my name is Andrew and Im a 29 yo professional sng player living in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. I play under the sn L.A.Ruseman. After moving to Mexico last January and starting with a $500 roll at the $7/9m hypers, Ive managed to set myself up with a decent life roll and (hopefully) big enough bankroll to go for SNE in 2013.
I will be starting with a 10k roll and playing $30-100 9m hypers and turbo sngs, along with $30 6m hypers and 60 6m hypers as soon as the beginning of year grossness subsides. SNE pace is something i have never been close to so it's gonna take some real dedication and indifference to swings for me to be able to get it. But hopefully posting in the same PGC as jdawg will be the motivation i need to keep the grind going.
Im really excited to be doing this blog with Josh. Aside from being one of my earliest poker friends, he's one of the main reasons I moved to Rosarito and has always had my back; keeping me from passing out in alleys when Im ****faced and lending me money when i inevitably max out my daily ATM limit in TJ.
For those of you looking for the great stripper stories and threadsavers that Jdawg will be providing, youre most likely going to be disappointed by me. A lot of my focus this year will be keeping my drinking and smoking in check and being more dedicated to nutrition and exercise. But hopefully i can keep it entertaining.
Ill post some graphs and stuff at the end of the year when i finish up. Im home in the states with my fam atm, but will be back on the 28th to finish up the year. Hope everyone has a great holiday and hope we can keep this thread fun for you guys.
I might mix in a few 15 hypers to start sessions or if im deep in a mtt and need to keep tables but since im only gonna be playing 9m during peak times i think i shoudl get the volume i need wo them.
Im moving back into my old place from earlier this year. Once i get set up ill try and post some pics of my spot + grind setup. Though my grind setup is usually me grinding on mylaptop with a tv show playing in the background
This thread looks awesome. I think it will wind up being the thread I read all year long the year prior to my own SNE grind. GL both of you. If you keep every update as clean as the first post this thread will naturally go down in history as one of the greatest. ;]
looking forward to this one! subbed and ill probably see you guys around rosarito very, very soon. speaking to a realtor after xmas, and i'll be getting down there late jan. or early feb. excited to see why ill be losing my whole br in tj :P. glgl to both of you though. very ambitious goals and it will be fun to see how it goes!