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Old 07-16-2018, 09:32 AM   #651
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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wouldn't we be leading most small flushes though instead of check raising?
I'm gonna check majority of my range on this specific river, I think maybe the only flushes I would lead are some of the Axdd that block AK.

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Back in NJ, after going through a horrific flight when our plane had to be re-routed from JFK to Philly for a few hours.

Will probably do a quick write up today or tomorrow, I would say this was the most fun I had during a WSOP although by far worst results wise.

Back to the online streets tonight
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:41 PM   #652
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Note: Two days after last post I wrote and epic 10 paragraph post detailing everything that happened in Vegas. When I went to post I was signed out of 2+2 for too long and lost everything, leaving me the most tilted I've been in years.

Anyway, I will not be repeating that post (sorry) but will go through a very quick summary.

-Went to WSOP Vegas for my 3rd full time summer in the middle of my downswing.

-Lost heaps first 2 weeks, had a partial stake playing from 10/20 all the way up to 50/100.

-Recovered a lot of my losses, but with expenses included was a rough summer.

-Fired a bunch of tourneys after getting coached by Gags (If anyone needs work on their tourney game, there's not a stronger tournament player than him, highly recommended)

-Got absolutely nothing going on most of them (including Main Event, day 2 has turned into my Achilles heel)

-Did have a nice run in Monster, getting 367th out of 6,200. Took a brutal beat, losing A4cc on AQ2xcc to KTcc for a 50bb stack headed into day 3.

-On the non poker front, funnest WSOP ever. Got to stay with a bunch of the BTS guys and Bit2Easy in a beautiful home with outdoor pool and putting green.

-Being in a house full of pokers' best definitely has me improved dramatically since I've gotten back.


Situation Now

It's always fun to post when we're winning but gotta be fairly transparent here. After about 3.5 months straight of losing and maybe overspending a bit vacation wise, I've had to drop down to 200/500 streets in general. It's not a fun feeling when just a short few months ago I had a 6 figure roll and have about 25% of that.

It's been a pretty whirlwind 6 months where I've swung close to 6 figures both ways. I used an extremely aggressive BRM model and in the end I think it's put a bit too much stress on me in the end.

I'm going to tone down the aggressiveness and really focus on volume (which has been my biggest leak as far as poker for a while now). My confidence with my game is at an all time high since I've been back and my results at 200/500 are top of the line. As long as I keep up with it I shouldn't have to wait too long til my next shot at HS.

MMA is in the area so had him help me yday with some stuff which was a big help as well, mini shoutout to him.

Don't really mind posting hands here so a few since I've been back


1.

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $762.36 (VPIP: 27.47, PFR: 19.17, 3Bet Preflop: 6.74, Hands: 8,674)
Hero (SB): $500.00
BB: $538.79 (VPIP: 36.05, PFR: 22.03, 3Bet Preflop: 8.53, Hands: 813)
CO: $328.82 (VPIP: 45.07, PFR: 11.22, 3Bet Preflop: 4.24, Hands: 535)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A K

fold, BTN raises to $12.00, Hero raises to $50.00, fold, BTN calls $38.00

Flop: ($105.00, 2 players) 3 2 3
Hero bets $34.33, BTN calls $34.33

Turn: ($173.66, 2 players) T
Hero checks, BTN bets $90.00, Hero calls $90.00

River: ($353.66, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BTN bets $588.03 and is all-in, Hero calls $325.67 and is all-in

Hero shows A K (One Pair, Threes)
(Pre 74%, Flop 87%, Turn 93%)
BTN shows Q K (One Pair, Threes)
(Pre 26%, Flop 13%, Turn 7%)
BTN wins $262.36
Hero wins $1,003.00


2.

PokerStars - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $1,696.10 (VPIP: 26.83, PFR: 15.85, 3Bet Preflop: 7.69, Hands: 84)
SB: $595.00 (VPIP: 41.61, PFR: 29.45, 3Bet Preflop: 12.36, Hands: 10,477)
Hero (BB): $537.51
CO: $622.84 (VPIP: 40.99, PFR: 27.26, 3Bet Preflop: 9.79, Hands: 8,604)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 7 4

fold, fold, SB raises to $15.00, Hero calls $10.00

Flop: ($30.00, 2 players) 5 6 4
SB checks, Hero bets $14.00, SB calls $14.00

Turn: ($58.00, 2 players) T
SB checks, Hero bets $85.00, SB calls $85.00

River: ($228.00, 2 players) 9
SB checks, Hero bets $185.00, fold

Hero wins $226.00



3.)

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $433.81 (VPIP: 37.30, PFR: 21.30, 3Bet Preflop: 5.35, Hands: 1,941)
SB: $136.88 (VPIP: 30.61, PFR: 12.24, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 52)
BB: $567.04 (VPIP: 29.67, PFR: 23.58, 3Bet Preflop: 11.56, Hands: 27,017)
UTG: $1,693.81 (VPIP: 38.94, PFR: 23.89, 3Bet Preflop: 9.62, Hands: 118)
Hero (MP): $666.15
CO: $505.75 (VPIP: 30.66, PFR: 22.59, 3Bet Preflop: 8.71, Hands: 7,328)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 7 7

fold, Hero raises to $15.00, CO calls $15.00, BTN calls $15.00, fold, BB calls $10.00

Flop: ($62.50, 4 players) T 7 K
BB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $40.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to $135.00, CO raises to $490.75 and is all-in, Hero calls $355.75

Turn: ($1,044.00, 2 players) 7

River: ($1,044.00, 2 players) 6

Hero shows 7 7 (Four of a Kind, Sevens)
(Pre 51%, Flop 65%, Turn 98%)
CO mucks 9 Q (Flush, King High)
(Pre 49%, Flop 35%, Turn 2%)
Hero wins $1,041.00
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:03 AM   #653
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Sorry to hear you're having to move down, but i'm sure it's a matter of time until you can move back up.

I feel your pain with the long post getting deleted, its SO ANNOYING. I've learnt to copy the text as i go over the years haha.

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Old 08-06-2018, 02:47 PM   #654
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Sucks to hear about the downer. Don't blame you for wanting to take a less stressful/swingy route going forward as big swings to the roll are obv mentally taxing. How do you feel about the current state of NJ online poker? Gl on the recovery, hope you continue updating here and there, one of the more interesting pgc's imo!
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:12 AM   #655
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Sorry to hear you're having to move down, but i'm sure it's a matter of time until you can move back up.

I feel your pain with the long post getting deleted, its SO ANNOYING. I've learnt to copy the text as i go over the years haha.

glgl
Thanks for the support as always man! That's the mindset I have "just a matter of time". I'm very happy with my game atm, definitely playing at a high level (minus a few punts here and there ) just need to improve discipline and VOLUME

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Sucks to hear about the downer. Don't blame you for wanting to take a less stressful/swingy route going forward as big swings to the roll are obv mentally taxing. How do you feel about the current state of NJ online poker? Gl on the recovery, hope you continue updating here and there, one of the more interesting pgc's imo!

It's kinda funny I was playing 3 days ago and got crushed for about 8-9 buyins and it was just really nice to only be down -2500 for the day, so as far as the stress that definitely helps.

I'll answer for online poker in general, since I think any poker in America is in better shape than ROW as it is. I'm actually pretty high on the short term future of online as it is.

People are still making massive mistakes, even strong HS players are making a lot of mistakes so as long as technology doesn't come up with something that seriously jeopardizes online I don't think it's going to 'die soon.

Thanks glad you enjoy the thread, seems like I haven't accomplished everything I've wanted to so will probably update it more frequently than I did.
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Not much to report on, winning lots at 200, breaking even at 500, and then losing at 1k.

Really trying to get volume up. I only have 232k hands for the year and it's really pathetic for a full time pro. (WSOP doesn't track anymore, so even adding 50k doesn't improve it much)

It's not gonna matter how great my winrate is if I don't play to get the monies... So pushing back on studying for more playing, so far so good.


Only 1 hand to show, whale sends me to the graveyard....RIP


partypoker - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB posts SB $5.00, Hero posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has Q A

UTG raises to $25.00, CO raises to $95.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to $267.00, fold, CO calls $172.00

Flop: ($564.00, 2 players) 2 2 K
Hero bets $125.00, CO calls $125.00

Turn: ($814.00, 2 players) 6
Hero checks, CO checks

River: ($814.00, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, CO bets $836.24 and is all-in, Hero calls $684.00 and is all-in

Hero shows Q A (One Pair, Twos)
(Pre 63%, Flop 75%, Turn 77%)
CO shows 4 5 (Two Pair, Fives and Twos)
(Pre 37%, Flop 25%, Turn 23%)
CO wins $152.24
CO wins $2,178.00

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Old 08-07-2018, 06:55 AM   #656
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I'm rooting for you.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:08 AM   #657
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The good guys always end up winning. Keep at it JP!

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Old 08-07-2018, 07:46 AM   #658
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wtf was that last hand
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:47 PM   #659
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a guy bluffing with the best hand
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:52 PM   #660
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I mean, everything is ****ed up from pf to river...
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:53 PM   #661
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must have been a hell of a crazy whale, I may just ship pre with AQo against a whale who 3bets hands down to 45o
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:44 PM   #662
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I'm rooting for you.
Thanks bro, see you been crushing lately keep it up

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The good guys always end up winning. Keep at it JP!

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Not sure if that's true in Poker, but I def will man, hope your travels are good

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wtf was that last hand
Pure ownage

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a guy bluffing with the best hand
Not sure if he thought he was bluffing tbh

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I mean, everything is ****ed up from pf to river...
Actually had decent discussion on this one, few people don't like how I played it, others thought it was fine

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must have been a hell of a crazy whale, I may just ship pre with AQo against a whale who 3bets hands down to 45o
Yeah was somewhat interesting hand, I don't think the whale would just call off to a shove. But def know he's never folding to a 4bet and fine to just GII this hand vs him so probably could have gone even bigger with my sizing.

Flop is value, he doesn't fold to cbet's. Turn he was very aggro so just expect him to shove all his floats and SD hands so was surprised once I saw the checkback. Had someone say if he's shoving this hand he's shoving all his 77-TT but I expect him to just bet those on turn.

Regardless, end result is just ownage. Sadly down about 6-7k vs this fun player on the year
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:29 PM   #663
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What did the nay sayers suggest?

My brain is wired the same against this profile, has been working out well for years. Not sure why protection would be more important than catching all of the spew.

Wouldn't defend it to the death, but don't see how it's bad with the right read.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:55 PM   #664
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Called with AT high vs a x/r and triple barrel on stream the other day at 500z. People don't understand that if you got a read you got a read. There isn't much room for self doubt at poker.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:29 PM   #665
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Called with AT high vs a x/r and triple barrel on stream the other day at 500z. People don't understand that if you got a read you got a read. There isn't much room for self doubt at poker.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:33 AM   #666
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What did the nay sayers suggest?

My brain is wired the same against this profile, has been working out well for years. Not sure why protection would be more important than catching all of the spew.

Wouldn't defend it to the death, but don't see how it's bad with the right read.
Similar to what I said above, if he's shoving bottom pair he could shove a bunch of other worse pairs as bluffs etc. I'm fine with how I played it vs him to be honest, just a tough one to lose.

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Called with AT high vs a x/r and triple barrel on stream the other day at 500z. People don't understand that if you got a read you got a read. There isn't much room for self doubt at poker.
Give me some of that white magic

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True.



Probably grinded the longest I have had in one continuous session this year, about 7-8 hours. There were def some fatigue mistakes near the end but played pretty strong overall, and was rewarded with a strong 5k day

Ironically, biggest pot I won was at WSOP where I went to sit at a solid 5/10 table. However, WSOP has deep tables so not paying attention I automatically sit down with 2k. Don't really want to play deep with the roll hurting but don't want to lose table so I said "**** it"

3rd hand off the deck I open UTG with AJcc to 25, bad reg cc, aggro reg squeezes to 110, I 4bet to 280 (2k eff), cold caller folds and reg calls.

Flop comes down KcTc4x. I cbet 1/4th, (not sure about this one at all. Would check probably whole range on Ax board, but tbh not sure about this texture.) Villain raises small. I call.

Turn is the beautiful 3c and the money goes in. I thankfully hold vs TT, and all is right in the world.


Few other hands from tonight:

1.) Against v good reg

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $834.60 (VPIP: 29.75, PFR: 23.65, 3Bet Preflop: 11.61, Hands: 27,815)
BTN: $542.23 (VPIP: 38.69, PFR: 16.39, 3Bet Preflop: 5.82, Hands: 2,562)
Hero (SB): $835.26
BB: $590.03 (VPIP: 26.19, PFR: 19.14, 3Bet Preflop: 7.82, Hands: 71,550)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 8 7

CO raises to $12.50, fold, Hero raises to $50.00, fold, CO calls $37.50

Flop: ($105.00, 2 players) 4 5 4
Hero bets $52.00, CO calls $52.00

Turn: ($209.00, 2 players) 8
Hero checks, CO checks

River: ($209.00, 2 players) 2
Hero checks, CO bets $86.00, Hero raises to $280.00, CO calls $194.00

Hero shows 8 7 (Flush, Eight High)
(Pre 22%, Flop 40%, Turn 30%)
CO mucks J J (Two Pair, Jacks and Fours)
(Pre 78%, Flop 60%, Turn 70%)
Hero wins $767.00


2.) Aggro reg gets me. Pre sizing by me way too small. Loves putting pressure on capped ranges. Even still not too sure about call. Does call too wide so may have some Ksx (which might stab flop at some freq. anyway) and more Asx that will decide to bluff than usual. Probably a fold in hindsight.


PokerStars - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 26.61, PFR: 20.35, 3Bet Preflop: 7.82, Hands: 17,082)
Hero (SB): $1,226.26
BB: $1,468.15 (VPIP: 40.76, PFR: 27.12, 3Bet Preflop: 9.93, Hands: 8,840)
UTG: $1,488.61 (VPIP: 29.11, PFR: 20.54, 3Bet Preflop: 8.95, Hands: 1,316)
MP: $1,305.34 (VPIP: 63.69, PFR: 14.01, 3Bet Preflop: 8.86, Hands: 157)
CO: $2,301.22 (VPIP: 40.81, PFR: 28.59, 3Bet Preflop: 11.92, Hands: 11,640)

Hero posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has A Q

fold, fold, CO raises to $28.00, fold, Hero raises to $105.00, fold, CO calls $77.00

Flop: ($220.00, 2 players) 9 8 3
Hero checks, CO checks

Turn: ($220.00, 2 players) Q
Hero checks, CO bets $195.30, Hero calls $195.30

River: ($610.60, 2 players) 6
Hero checks, CO bets $2,000.92 and is all-in, Hero calls $925.96 and is all-in

CO shows 9 9 (Three of a Kind, Nines)
(Pre 53%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
Hero shows A Q (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 47%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
CO wins $2,459.52


Excited to be picking up some momentum early in the month! GL everyone at the tables
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:09 AM   #667
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Fun Past Week

For those interested in the poker just skip this poker, but like updating this blog with some of the things I do last wise. This April, me and my girlfriend bought Jets season tickets and decided to splurge for the price since we are die hard fans and we're only about 20 minutes from the stadium.

This past Friday, we got to MetLife stadium and tailgated with some other friends, had a great tailgate, before enjoying the game and seeing football for the first time in months.
The next day, we went on a double date with some friends and took an archery class. I had never tried it before, but actually had quite a bit of fun.

Took me about an hour before I got the knack of the bow and started shooting with any accuracy and started hitting close to the bullseye from 9 meters. Went to 18 meters and was absolutely horrible but will probably go again in the near future.






Poker Plan til the next end of the month

Touched on this in previous posts but will lay it out here.

1.) Continue mixing in 200NL til roll is at 40k. Tough to get consistent volume at 500NL where I am.

2.) 5 buyin shot at 2k at 60k BR

3.) 5 buyin shot at 5k at 125k BR


The buyin shots I've structured is a good way to maintain discipline as far as some of these games as I've already been very tempted to jump in some 2k games, but relented. Don't really have a time frame on this but think it will happen fairly quickly.

This month

Fairly indifferent with my volume...would guesstimate at around 32-33k hands. Results are pretty good despite down a few buyins at 1k. 200NL feels like play money and I'm significantly better than the regs. 500NL going solid as well.

Haven't done any PIO work, mostly review with other players which has been helpful. Been a bit too lazy during the days, playing fortnite etc so kinda want to be a bit more professional with my ethic going forward.

Ok, enough rambling, some hands.

1 .) Bizarro Main Event hand...knew I was dead on the flop

partypoker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: $230.59 (VPIP: 18.51, PFR: 13.59, 3Bet Preflop: 5.09, Hands: 84,531)
Hero (CO): $516.44
BTN: $200.00 (VPIP: 34.45, PFR: 18.81, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 3,620)
SB: $459.93 (VPIP: 37.89, PFR: 11.05, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 194)
BB: $382.29 (VPIP: 19.15, PFR: 13.49, 3Bet Preflop: 4.94, Hands: 43,105)

SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has A A

UTG raises to $5.16, Hero raises to $18.00, fold, SB raises to $38.00, fold, UTG raises to $90.00, Hero calls $72.00, SB raises to $459.93 and is all-in, UTG calls $140.59 and is all-in, Hero calls $369.93

Flop: ($1,152.45, 3 players) Q K 2

Turn: ($1,152.45, 3 players) T

River: ($1,152.45, 3 players) 6

UTG shows A A (One Pair, Aces)

Main Pot [$693.77]: (Pre 40%, Flop 1%, Turn 5%)

Hero shows A A (One Pair, Aces)

Main Pot [$693.77]: (Pre 40%, Flop 5%, Turn 5%)
Side Pot#1 [$458.68]: (Pre 78%, Flop 6%, Turn 10%)

SB shows K K (Three of a Kind, Kings)

Main Pot [$693.77]: (Pre 20%, Flop 94%, Turn 90%)
Side Pot#1 [$458.68]: (Pre 22%, Flop 94%, Turn 90%)

SB wins $458.68
SB wins $690.77


2.) Rekt

partypoker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $226.34 (VPIP: 23.18, PFR: 16.45, 3Bet Preflop: 6.85, Hands: 17,615)
Hero (BTN): $220.98
SB: $646.43 (VPIP: 37.78, PFR: 19.63, 3Bet Preflop: 7.03, Hands: 276)

SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has 5 5

Hero raises to $5.00, SB raises to $16.00, fold, Hero calls $11.00

Flop: ($34.00, 2 players) 2 A 5
SB bets $16.06, Hero calls $16.06

Turn: ($66.12, 2 players) 7
SB bets $48.09, Hero calls $48.09

River: ($162.30, 2 players) 4
SB bets $566.28 and is all-in, Hero calls $140.83 and is all-in

SB shows 3 4 (Straight, Five High)
(Pre 16%, Flop 65%, Turn 77%)
Hero mucks 5 5 (Three of a Kind, Fives)
(Pre 84%, Flop 35%, Turn 23%)
SB wins $425.45
SB wins $441.96


3.) Ok then

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has T T

fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $20.00, BB calls $15.00

Flop: ($40.00, 2 players) 4 6 6
Hero bets $20.00, BB raises to $40.00, Hero raises to $90.00, BB calls $50.00

Turn: ($220.00, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BB bets $217.00, Hero calls $217.00

River: ($654.00, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BB checks

Hero shows T T (Two Pair, Tens and Sixes)
(Pre 70%, Flop 80%, Turn 89%)
BB mucks 4 A (Two Pair, Sixes and Fours)
(Pre 30%, Flop 20%, Turn 11%)
Hero wins $651.00


4.) That is what we call a good runout

partypoker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: $207.00 (VPIP: 23.19, PFR: 16.47, 3Bet Preflop: 6.84, Hands: 17,755)
Hero (BB): $277.62
UTG: $358.94 (VPIP: 48.90, PFR: 14.28, 3Bet Preflop: 6.76, Hands: 1,724)
MP: $169.17 (VPIP: 40.47, PFR: 7.09, 3Bet Preflop: 2.38, Hands: 2,050)
CO: $216.23 (VPIP: 22.53, PFR: 17.68, 3Bet Preflop: 6.95, Hands: 111,501)
BTN: $251.83 (VPIP: 19.13, PFR: 13.50, 3Bet Preflop: 4.97, Hands: 42,508)

SB posts SB $1.00, Hero posts BB $2.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has Q 9

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $5.00, fold, Hero calls $3.00

Flop: ($11.00, 2 players) T J 6
Hero checks, BTN bets $5.19, Hero raises to $18.00, BTN calls $12.81

Turn: ($47.00, 2 players) 8
Hero bets $14.79, BTN calls $14.79

River: ($76.58, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BTN bets $36.79, Hero raises to $239.83 and is all-in, BTN calls $177.25 and is all-in

BTN shows 4 7 (Straight, Eight High)
(Pre 37%, Flop 45%, Turn 18%)
Hero shows Q 9 (Straight, Queen High)
(Pre 63%, Flop 55%, Turn 82%)
Hero wins $25.79
Hero wins $501.66


5.) Lame spot vs good reg

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $592.73 (VPIP: 36.11, PFR: 26.12, 3Bet Preflop: 11.07, Hands: 8,738)
UTG: $492.91 (VPIP: 37.13, PFR: 26.27, 3Bet Preflop: 12.43, Hands: 2,931)
Hero (CO): $500.00
BTN: $500.00 (VPIP: 28.04, PFR: 21.24, 3Bet Preflop: 8.34, Hands: 21,143)
SB: $829.47 (VPIP: 26.20, PFR: 19.14, 3Bet Preflop: 7.83, Hands: 72,582)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has K 7

fold, Hero raises to $15.00, fold, fold, BB calls $10.00

Flop: ($32.50, 2 players) J 6 6
BB checks, Hero bets $10.23, BB calls $10.23

Turn: ($52.96, 2 players) 5
BB checks, Hero bets $37.51, BB raises to $121.91, Hero calls $84.40

River: ($296.78, 2 players) A
BB bets $445.59 and is all-in, Hero calls $352.86 and is all-in

BB shows J 6 (Full House, Sixes full of Jacks)
(Pre 38%, Flop 99%, Turn 100%)
Hero mucks K 7 (Flush, Ace High)
(Pre 62%, Flop 1%, Turn 0%)
BB wins $92.73
BB wins $999.50


6.) Fairly interesting one!

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $646.22 (VPIP: 36.03, PFR: 26.07, 3Bet Preflop: 11.10, Hands: 8,835)
Hero (SB): $544.61
BB: $826.33 (VPIP: 28.04, PFR: 21.26, 3Bet Preflop: 8.32, Hands: 21,525)
UTG: $788.58 (VPIP: 34.16, PFR: 21.20, 3Bet Preflop: 5.15, Hands: 4,137)
MP: $697.01 (VPIP: 26.84, PFR: 20.50, 3Bet Preflop: 8.77, Hands: 45,445)
CO: $507.50 (VPIP: 29.74, PFR: 23.65, 3Bet Preflop: 11.54, Hands: 28,222)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A A

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $15.00, Hero raises to $52.00, BB raises to $120.00, fold, Hero calls $68.00

Flop: ($255.00, 2 players) 8 6 7
Hero checks, BB checks

Turn: ($255.00, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BB bets $110.00, Hero calls $110.00

River: ($475.00, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BB bets $596.33 and is all-in, fold

BB wins $1,068.33


7.) Clickin away

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): $1,308.17
SB: $502.50 (VPIP: 40.93, PFR: 28.66, 3Bet Preflop: 11.91, Hands: 11,751)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 7 5

SB raises to $15.00, Hero calls $10.00

Flop: ($30.00, 2 players) 2 8 5
Hero checks, SB bets $14.75, Hero raises to $46.00, SB raises to $105.00, Hero raises to $1,293.17 and is all-in, fold

Hero wins $1,427.67
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:13 AM   #668
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

honestly mistook you for dwan at a quick glance in photo 2
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:09 AM   #669
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The next day, we went on a double date with some friends and took an archery class. I had never tried it before, but actually had quite a bit of fun.

Took me about an hour before I got the knack of the bow and started shooting with any accuracy and started hitting close to the bullseye from 9 meters. Went to 18 meters and was absolutely horrible but will probably go again in the near future.
Was it cool? I've heard so many good things about bow and arrow from people like Ted Nugent and other known people. Archery really emphasizes on self control, discipline and some other inner qualities that can be hard to develop through other practices.

I've been thinking of trying it ever since I've heard about all the good things about it.

Let me know how your experience was and if you'd feel like it could be smthg you would do regularly.

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6.) Fairly interesting one!

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $646.22 (VPIP: 36.03, PFR: 26.07, 3Bet Preflop: 11.10, Hands: 8,835)
Hero (SB): $544.61
BB: $826.33 (VPIP: 28.04, PFR: 21.26, 3Bet Preflop: 8.32, Hands: 21,525)
UTG: $788.58 (VPIP: 34.16, PFR: 21.20, 3Bet Preflop: 5.15, Hands: 4,137)
MP: $697.01 (VPIP: 26.84, PFR: 20.50, 3Bet Preflop: 8.77, Hands: 45,445)
CO: $507.50 (VPIP: 29.74, PFR: 23.65, 3Bet Preflop: 11.54, Hands: 28,222)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A A

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $15.00, Hero raises to $52.00, BB raises to $120.00, fold, Hero calls $68.00

Flop: ($255.00, 2 players) 8 6 7
Hero checks, BB checks

Turn: ($255.00, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BB bets $110.00, Hero calls $110.00

River: ($475.00, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BB bets $596.33 and is all-in, fold

BB wins $1,068.33
You need to have stone cold reads here no? Seems like a bad fold

Glad you're back to updating, best of luck getting back to HS
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:34 AM   #670
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Damn bro diehard jets fan that’s rough. At least GaryVee wants to buy them. Hopefully Darnold pulls through for you guys eh
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:40 AM   #671
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feels like we shud always defend AA without Ah at least, was it a player specific read?
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:11 PM   #672
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honestly mistook you for dwan at a quick glance in photo 2
I've gotten this more than a few times at the poker table, I personally don't see it, but I'll take it.

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Was it cool? I've heard so many good things about bow and arrow from people like Ted Nugent and other known people. Archery really emphasizes on self control, discipline and some other inner qualities that can be hard to develop through other practices.

I've been thinking of trying it ever since I've heard about all the good things about it.

Let me know how your experience was and if you'd feel like it could be smthg you would do regularly.



You need to have stone cold reads here no? Seems like a bad fold

Glad you're back to updating, best of luck getting back to HS
Yeah it was definitely cool. I had never done archery before so came in with a fairly open mind. The first thing off your list that jumps out is discipline so I would agree for sure. It's crazy how one little tick can throw off trajectory (even as short as 9m away).

I definitely see myself doing this more often going forward.

1.) Was a lot of fun.

2.) Fairly affordable

3.) Decent workout in

4.) Challenging

So yes would definitely recommend it to anyone.


As far as the AA hand, I had a tough time processing this spot in game. Little bit of background, BU is opening too wide, so I'm adjusting by 3bing a little bit wider, and I think reg in BB is aware so his cold 4b (I'm assuming) is a bit wider, hence why I thought flatting was a bit higher +EV.

After flop I'm honestly pretty lost as far as ranging what his bluffs could be and his value that would take this line, and I just felt like this was a spot villain would underbluff. Thinking a bit more clearly about it it's probably a bad fold, agreed.

I found out my fold was correct, but trying not to be results oriented

Thanks man, hope everything is good with you!

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Damn bro diehard jets fan that’s rough. At least GaryVee wants to buy them. Hopefully Darnold pulls through for you guys eh
Got the beautiful Mets-Jets-Knicks trifecta. Yeah I'm very high on Darnold so hopefully it will be an entertaining season.

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feels like we shud always defend AA without Ah at least, was it a player specific read?
Went into a bit more detail above, but yes probably not my best laydown, this combo should def be a call, in hindsight.
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:31 AM   #673
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

August Review

In summation, a success based on results, although there were a lot of things I need to fix outside of actually playing poker.



*Note These don't include my WSOP profits since that is now untracked but results were good as I maintained ok volume (50-55k hands approx) and locked down my 4th biggest month of my career (20 bomb).

A successful month was definitely needed with the roll hurting, so gives me plenty of breathing room and the 2k shot is not too far away

A few random thoughts

1.) I can make a very comfortable living just playing 200/500 NL for the rest of my career. I would make plenty and really not have to go through much swings.

2.) ^That will never happen with me. The game is just way more fun/mentally stimulating for me against the top guys. 5k reg or bust for me.

3.) Despite the breather I have with the BR now, finance are looming. I have to pay my own health insurance for the end of the year, have future wedding/ house to think about it and that is in the not too distant future

4.) The results don't feel too great cause I was a lazy POS this month. I barely studied (which was planned) but there was no reason that I shouldn't have gotten more volume. Also picked up some bad procrastination habits and started getting a little too reliant on energy drinks

5.) Proud of my discipline to not jump in any higher games even if I had an edge and stick to my BRM.


September is going to be a big month, and I really want to stack some good months in a row.

September Goals:

1.) 70k hands

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Few entertaining hands from the month

1. Debatable

PokerStars - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (CO): $2,008.00
BTN: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 40.30, PFR: 26.97, 3Bet Preflop: 9.92, Hands: 9,601)
SB: $1,112.00 (VPIP: 30.10, PFR: 21.73, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 1,381)
BB: $1,070.00 (VPIP: 24.18, PFR: 18.77, 3Bet Preflop: 11.36, Hands: 998)

SB posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has 7 A

Hero raises to $25.00, fold, SB raises to $110.00, fold, Hero calls $85.00

Flop: ($230.00, 2 players) 6 9 2
SB bets $98.04, Hero calls $98.04

Turn: ($426.08, 2 players) 6
SB checks, Hero bets $135.00, SB calls $135.00

River: ($696.08, 2 players) 5
SB checks, Hero bets $1,041.12, fold

Hero wins $694.08



2.) Sometimes you just lose

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $466.39 (VPIP: 37.20, PFR: 26.37, 3Bet Preflop: 12.40, Hands: 2,945)
BTN: $525.85 (VPIP: 28.04, PFR: 21.23, 3Bet Preflop: 8.32, Hands: 21,197)
Hero (SB): $544.73

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has K A

BTN raises to $12.00, Hero raises to $50.00, fold, BTN calls $38.00

Flop: ($105.00, 2 players) 6 K 5
Hero bets $35.00, BTN calls $35.00

Turn: ($175.00, 2 players) 2
Hero bets $60.00, BTN calls $60.00

River: ($295.00, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BTN bets $380.85 and is all-in, Hero calls $380.85

Hero shows K A (Two Pair, Kings and Fives)
(Pre 45%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
BTN shows 6 6 (Full House, Sixes full of Fives)
(Pre 55%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
BTN wins $1,054.70


3.) Not getting through

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $466.39 (VPIP: 37.20, PFR: 26.37, 3Bet Preflop: 12.40, Hands: 2,945)
BTN: $525.85 (VPIP: 28.04, PFR: 21.23, 3Bet Preflop: 8.32, Hands: 21,197)
Hero (SB): $544.73

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has K A

BTN raises to $12.00, Hero raises to $50.00, fold, BTN calls $38.00

Flop: ($105.00, 2 players) 6 K 5
Hero bets $35.00, BTN calls $35.00

Turn: ($175.00, 2 players) 2
Hero bets $60.00, BTN calls $60.00

River: ($295.00, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BTN bets $380.85 and is all-in, Hero calls $380.85

Hero shows K A (Two Pair, Kings and Fives)
(Pre 45%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
BTN shows 6 6 (Full House, Sixes full of Fives)
(Pre 55%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
BTN wins $1,054.70


4.) click click click

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $1,166.58 (VPIP: 23.16, PFR: 16.38, 3Bet Preflop: 6.92, Hands: 19,269)
BTN: $851.95 (VPIP: 27.98, PFR: 20.09, 3Bet Preflop: 8.31, Hands: 54,474)
SB: $429.90 (VPIP: 20.18, PFR: 5.50, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 111)
Hero (BB): $578.50

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 5 5

fold, BTN raises to $15.00, fold, Hero calls $10.00

Flop: ($32.50, 2 players) 3 4 A
Hero checks, BTN bets $15.35, Hero calls $15.35

Turn: ($63.20, 2 players) 4
Hero bets $12.00, BTN raises to $72.90, Hero raises to $165.00, fold

Hero wins $299.10



5.) BET BET JAM

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: $1,013.50 (VPIP: 27.63, PFR: 19.38, 3Bet Preflop: 8.12, Hands: 8,563)
Hero (CO): $521.50
BTN: $180.87 (VPIP: 48.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 22.73, Hands: 35)
SB: $829.79 (VPIP: 38.59, PFR: 16.64, 3Bet Preflop: 5.59, Hands: 3,732)
BB: $505.00 (VPIP: 30.69, PFR: 23.34, 3Bet Preflop: 10.08, Hands: 20,536)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has Q J

fold, Hero raises to $15.00, fold, fold, BB calls $10.00

Flop: ($32.50, 2 players) J 5 4
BB checks, Hero bets $10.23, BB calls $10.23

Turn: ($52.96, 2 players) Q
BB checks, Hero bets $75.00, BB calls $75.00

River: ($202.96, 2 players) 4
BB checks, Hero bets $421.27 and is all-in, BB calls $404.77 and is all-in

BB shows K J (Two Pair, Jacks and Fours)
(Pre 74%, Flop 87%, Turn 7%)
Hero shows Q J (Two Pair, Queens and Jacks)
(Pre 26%, Flop 13%, Turn 93%)
Hero wins $16.50
Hero wins $1,009.50


6.) That horrible feeling when you got a hand to bluff but you're probably gonna get stationed by something stupid

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $500.00 (VPIP: 26.22, PFR: 19.16, 3Bet Preflop: 7.86, Hands: 73,578)
BTN: $500.00 (VPIP: 28.96, PFR: 20.47, 3Bet Preflop: 7.90, Hands: 21,379)
SB: $608.50 (VPIP: 23.14, PFR: 16.39, 3Bet Preflop: 6.95, Hands: 19,600)
Hero (BB): $500.00
UTG: $529.50 (VPIP: 29.60, PFR: 23.58, 3Bet Preflop: 11.57, Hands: 29,373)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A 3

fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $15.00, Hero calls $10.00

Flop: ($30.00, 2 players) T Q 2
SB checks, Hero bets $9.44, SB calls $9.44

Turn: ($48.88, 2 players) 5
SB checks, Hero bets $34.62, SB calls $34.62

River: ($118.12, 2 players) 3
SB checks, Hero bets $150.00, SB calls $150.00

Hero shows A 3 (One Pair, Threes)
(Pre 29%, Flop 17%, Turn 16%)
SB shows J J (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 71%, Flop 83%, Turn 84%)
SB wins $415.12
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:47 AM   #674
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nhs, grats on month
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:12 AM   #675
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Strong month mate! Gl in September
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