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Old 02-24-2020, 02:35 PM   #1201
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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Just played a hand with greg raymer in 560bounty buvsbb had ATo 20bb deep AJ3r i bet 1/4 turn is Ar, i x, river is 6r, what sizing do u use here. Idk how bad this x ott is i didnt know if he was gonna call 3 streets with a jack or maybe go crazy and bluff the river too much
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Week 8: February 17th-February 23rd: Another Big Week

1.) 38.2 hours of Poker Yearly Goal:230.11

2.) .38 hours of of Mental Health Yearly Goal: 4.63/75

3.) 4.25 hours of Fitness Yearly Goal:26.82/200


Off the back of Tuesday's score and continuous run good at cash we had another big week and this year is off to a promising start...

Surpassing the Peak

As with anything in life, there's peaks and valleys. With poker, it's more of the same. I was able to play up to 5k in 2018 (albeit with selling action) before going on a soul crushing downswing that wiped out up about 70-75% roll. I spent all of 2019, mostly building up at MS playin 2-5 to 5-10, regrowing the roll while also saving up for a house.

Now, I'm back and am in firm shot taking as far as 5k, and ofc all of it is my own action now. Feels immensely satisfying to be back in this position after being really disciplined with my BRM past 1.5 years.

Parx 1100

Played first live tournament of the year at Parx. Feel really pleased with my play in this one, I had quite a few interesting hands and on my drive home I was going through hands in my head and then realized I legitimately never got a value bet called on a river.

I ended up firing 2 bullets, neither of which held but here's a few hands.


Bluff catch 3 way

I open KQhh UTG and solid player/rec calls BU, Michael Marder defends BB.

Flop comes 753rb, and flop checks through.

Turn is Q bdfd and Marder checks. I think I can go both ways here, but I decide to check. Rec goes very small and is v obviously weak here. he bets like 1k into 3400.

Marder wakes up with a raise to 4500 or so. V annoying spot overall. I'd be much more inclined to just fold if BU didn't choose that sizing and or had better demeanor while betting lol.

I decide to call, BU folds.

River is 9x and Marder takes about 20 secs before jamming 2x pot.

he's mostly using this sizing with straights/ maybe some sets. Unfortunately, I don't really know if he's defending 64o and or/ turning pairs into bluffs. Given my complete lack of knowledge just fold.


HU vs Former Champ

Halfway through day on 1st bullet, Joe Mckeehen sits 2 to my right. He seemed fairly miserable most of the time at the table though.

He opens BU last hand before dinner break. I defend Ac5x.

Flop comes KJ7

He bets about 30%, I call .

Turn is a low club. He bets about 8k and I rip 33k and get a v quick fold.


Bustout #2

Think its fairly standard/ ok but interesting nonetheless.

I open Ac8o off 23bb in CO, Greg Fishberg calls SB (v wide and aggro), BB folds

Flop comes 432.

Checks through.

Turn is 5

He leads like 40%. I call

River is Ax

He jams about 1.5x pot. Never fun calling a spot where I can't win. Also not sure if I should call off my tourney life in a spot where I can't win haha but I thought my hand was reasonable

He showed 87cc and it was GG.


Sunday Tournaments

Battled through some horrific migraines to book a breakeven day based off one FT. I did have one nasty bubble though!







Hands of the Week


1.) Need to protect that 52% Equity

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

BB: 240.22 BB
CO: 138.48 BB
BTN: 100 BB
Hero (SB): 124.82 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K A

fold, BTN raises to 2.3 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, BTN calls 7.7 BB

Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) 3 4 8
Hero bets 10.3 BB, BTN calls 10.3 BB

Turn: (41.6 BB, 2 players) Q
Hero bets 20.6 BB, BTN raises to 79.7 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 59.1 BB

River: (201 BB, 2 players) A

Hero shows K A (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 58%, Flop 48%, Turn 52%)
BTN shows 6 5 (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 42%, Flop 52%, Turn 48%)
Hero wins 200.6 BB


2.) Dream runout vs reg

PartyGaming - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 315.41 BB
SB: 100 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 4 4

SB raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) J 5 4
Hero checks, SB bets 2.99 BB, Hero calls 2.99 BB

Turn: (11.98 BB, 2 players) T
Hero checks, SB bets 15.5 BB, Hero calls 15.5 BB

River: (42.98 BB, 2 players) K
Hero checks, SB bets 78.51 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 78.51 BB

Hero shows 4 4 (Three of a Kind, Fours)
(Pre 50%, Flop 94%, Turn 91%)
SB mucks 8 Q (High Card, King)
(Pre 50%, Flop 6%, Turn 9%)
Hero wins 199.98 BB


3.) Biggest pot of the year

PartyGaming - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (SB): 391.34 BB
BB: 161.12 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 4 3

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BB raises to 10.5 BB, Hero calls 8 BB

Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) 8 T 3
BB bets 7.25 BB, Hero raises to 22.15 BB, BB raises to 52.25 BB, Hero raises to 380.84 BB and is all-in, BB calls 98.37 BB and is all-in

Turn: (322.23 BB, 2 players) J

River: (322.23 BB, 2 players) 6

BB shows J 9 (Flush, Jack High)
(Pre 66%, Flop 65%, Turn 89%)
Hero shows 4 3 (Flush, Ten High)
(Pre 34%, Flop 35%, Turn 11%)
Hero wins 230.23 BB
BB wins 322.21 BB
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:30 PM   #1202
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

I think BB xraise is going to be more value heavy (less pure bluffs) because its a rec/fun player betting im guessing they are thinking they are going to stack off with a Q but thats just my read without any information. I fold too OTR lol maybe think about it on a blank river.

I really like the 2x pot jam, idk what sizing solver would prefer OTR 100%/150/200 wud be cool to know depends on ur range i guess

H2 seems standard?

H3 seems bad i don't think people really know what to do on when a straight appears i just typically fold to a large sizing, especially cause you can have some 6x i think it's a really bad call there with Ac8o not trying to be an ******* haha...

Damn u were at a tough table :/

Howd u call with AK OTT on that 500nl hand, AQ/maybe some TT-99 sometimes idk what stats villain had but sweet lol, granted ur never drawing dead when u call anyway

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Old 02-27-2020, 05:13 PM   #1203
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:39 PM   #1204
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Week 9: February 24th- March 1st: Tourneys save the days

1.) 31.51 hours of Poker Yearly Goal: 261.62/1800

2.) .42 hours of Mental Health Yearly Goal: 5.05/75

3.) 2 hours of Fitness Yearly Goal 28.82/200


First **** week as far as effort, def need to improve on that for this week. Weeks results were fairly swing although we scraped a W

2 Months In

2 Months down on the year and I've posted the best start of my career. My winrate is down but my avg stake is obviously way up, hopefully I can continue running well at the higher limits.


*Tracked run Good (55k hand sample)

I am running fairly insane on my tracked stuff, but just horrifically on my off track (which I have run horribly career wise, would not be shocked to be down 50k EV). Even with this mix, I am most likely still running well overall.

The tournament experiment has been interesting. I quickly got in a 14.5k hole but finished up around -$2k for the first 2 months. It's hard for me to fathom those who grind these MS/HS tournies for a living, especially those who don't have much a big edge.

(^Note: Ironically, this 100% applies to me but I'm aiming to get better and my cash grind pretty much mitigates a bunch of the variance)



I finished at about 88 games over a little over a month, so I think about 1000 games over the year should give me some semblance of idea. Also I cashed for around 23k and still lost money, so I can only imagine how many of those with over $1mil in earnings have lost money.


Kids and Fertility

Quick Timeline of Events:

-While me and Victoria were dating, we found out she was too high risk to conceive children

-In November, she has to get aortic surgery to spare her valve (this was not planned). The benefit of this happening is it brought natural pregnancy back into the fold.

Tomorrow, me and Victoria are going to a high risk Fertility expert who specializes with Marfan's patients to get as a complete picture as possible. While we now know it's a possibility to carry she is still a higher risk so we'll see.

She is not even sure if she wants to take the risk, but I think the option of her ultimately making that decision makes all the difference. In the end, it's her decision and we'll see what happens.

On the other side, if we go through fertility, her parents are adamant they want to pay for the first surrogacy. At first, I was willing to accept this, but now I have more money than both of them and I can handle the financial responsibility.

I don't think it's a pride issue more so than that I don't want them to blow their retirement on us lol. Would be interesting to hear others opinions on this.

Kids

I love the freedom poker has given me, but I definitely really want to be a Dad, and I can't wait. So we're looking to have kids early 2022.


Mother Knows Best

My Mom has always been a huge supporter of me with everything, including poker. So she always wants to buy my action. I unfortunately have not gotten her a return, so now I believe she just has a deathly fear that I'm going to bink 500k the one time she doesn't.

I didn't sell her to the Parx tourney from 2 weeks ago and this is what she sent me...




Hands of the Week:

1.) Call, Click back, jam are 3 options here...It usually doesn't matter since I absolutely sun run this reg.

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

SB: 109.63 BB
BB: 350.63 BB
CO: 38.59 BB
Hero (BTN): 119.16 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T T

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 11 BB, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 4 8 2
BB checks, Hero bets 7.36 BB, BB raises to 24 BB, Hero raises to 108.16 BB and is all-in, BB calls 84.16 BB

Turn: (238.81 BB, 2 players) T

River: (238.81 BB, 2 players) 9

BB shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 81%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
Hero shows T T (Three of a Kind, Tens)
(Pre 19%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 238.61 BB


2.) Gin runout

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

SB: 109.63 BB
BB: 350.63 BB
CO: 38.59 BB
Hero (BTN): 119.16 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T T

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 11 BB, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 4 8 2
BB checks, Hero bets 7.36 BB, BB raises to 24 BB, Hero raises to 108.16 BB and is all-in, BB calls 84.16 BB

Turn: (238.81 BB, 2 players) T

River: (238.81 BB, 2 players) 9

BB shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 81%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
Hero shows T T (Three of a Kind, Tens)
(Pre 19%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 238.61 BB


3.) Turn is interesting, I don't think my line is best. River needs to be a fold obviously

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

SB: 109.63 BB
BB: 350.63 BB
CO: 38.59 BB
Hero (BTN): 119.16 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T T

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 11 BB, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 4 8 2
BB checks, Hero bets 7.36 BB, BB raises to 24 BB, Hero raises to 108.16 BB and is all-in, BB calls 84.16 BB

Turn: (238.81 BB, 2 players) T

River: (238.81 BB, 2 players) 9

BB shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 81%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
Hero shows T T (Three of a Kind, Tens)
(Pre 19%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 238.61 BB


4.) x/c turn is v reasonable here as well. My line is ok

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

BTN: 106.45 BB
Hero (SB): 104.85 BB
BB: 188.5 BB
CO: 110.8 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A K

fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, BTN calls 7.5 BB

Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) 2 5 9
Hero bets 6.86 BB, BTN calls 6.86 BB

Turn: (34.73 BB, 2 players) 7
Hero checks, BTN bets 17.26 BB, Hero raises to 87.99 BB and is all-in, fold

Hero wins 139.78 BB
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:45 PM   #1205
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Your mother's texts are absolute ****ing gold lmaooo!
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:52 PM   #1206
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You definitely have run good in getting the GTO Mum.
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:08 PM   #1207
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lmao she drives a hard bargain - hard to disagree with her either
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:55 PM   #1208
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lol mom's a good negotiator

I agree with you on the baby stuff. If it's going to substantially harm their money situation I wouldn't let them do it. But you can let them contribute in another way like setting up a college fund or paying for part of it if they really insist or something.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:53 PM   #1209
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Have the wife go Carnivore it has helped women with a variety of infertilities.
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Old 03-03-2020, 02:34 AM   #1210
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lmao she drives a hard bargain - hard to disagree with her either
Ya she tells it like it is...obviously I couldn't argue with that message and sold her 5% of my action, and ofc lost haha

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lol mom's a good negotiator

I agree with you on the baby stuff. If it's going to substantially harm their money situation I wouldn't let them do it. But you can let them contribute in another way like setting up a college fund or paying for part of it if they really insist or something.
I did not even think of that, seems like a really smart compromise, thanks for the advice man!

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Should be more clear that she's fertile, she CAN conceive it was just a medical risk.
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:16 AM   #1211
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Love the update, mom text made me LOL

With your MTTs do you mostly mix them in for enjoyment / variety change? I.E especially if its a live mtt instead of online cash grind for a day or 2?

I've had a heater of a start to year too in cash and debating mixing in some live series despite friends saying its a waste of time for high variance / way lower hourly etc





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Last post 3 of your HHs are the same btw , after 2 i was like huh thats like almost the same hand then on 3rd was like oh wait these are all the same hand haha
I hope the reg you sun run vs is reading and gets the triple needle

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Hands of the Week:

1.) Call, Click back, jam are 3 options here...It usually doesn't matter since I absolutely sun run this reg.

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

SB: 109.63 BB
BB: 350.63 BB
CO: 38.59 BB
Hero (BTN): 119.16 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T T

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 11 BB, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 4 8 2
BB checks, Hero bets 7.36 BB, BB raises to 24 BB, Hero raises to 108.16 BB and is all-in, BB calls 84.16 BB

Turn: (238.81 BB, 2 players) T

River: (238.81 BB, 2 players) 9

BB shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 81%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
Hero shows T T (Three of a Kind, Tens)
(Pre 19%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 238.61 BB


2.) Gin runout

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

SB: 109.63 BB
BB: 350.63 BB
CO: 38.59 BB
Hero (BTN): 119.16 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T T

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 11 BB, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 4 8 2
BB checks, Hero bets 7.36 BB, BB raises to 24 BB, Hero raises to 108.16 BB and is all-in, BB calls 84.16 BB

Turn: (238.81 BB, 2 players) T

River: (238.81 BB, 2 players) 9

BB shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 81%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
Hero shows T T (Three of a Kind, Tens)
(Pre 19%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 238.61 BB


3.) Turn is interesting, I don't think my line is best. River needs to be a fold obviously

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

SB: 109.63 BB
BB: 350.63 BB
CO: 38.59 BB
Hero (BTN): 119.16 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T T

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 11 BB, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 4 8 2
BB checks, Hero bets 7.36 BB, BB raises to 24 BB, Hero raises to 108.16 BB and is all-in, BB calls 84.16 BB

Turn: (238.81 BB, 2 players) T

River: (238.81 BB, 2 players) 9

BB shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 81%, Flop 92%, Turn 5%)
Hero shows T T (Three of a Kind, Tens)
(Pre 19%, Flop 8%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 238.61 BB


GLGL in march

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Old 03-03-2020, 03:34 PM   #1212
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Love the update, mom text made me LOL

With your MTTs do you mostly mix them in for enjoyment / variety change? I.E especially if its a live mtt instead of online cash grind for a day or 2?

I've had a heater of a start to year too in cash and debating mixing in some live series despite friends saying its a waste of time for high variance / way lower hourly etc
They are for sure worse hourly/much higher variance in most cases, but man if you get that deep run and bink they sure are fun.
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Old 03-03-2020, 04:14 PM   #1213
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lmao great texts
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<3 for momma bbissick
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:48 PM   #1215
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Dude thats sick your going to be a dad :>

GL with MTT's man
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Love the update, mom text made me LOL

With your MTTs do you mostly mix them in for enjoyment / variety change? I.E especially if its a live mtt instead of online cash grind for a day or 2?

I've had a heater of a start to year too in cash and debating mixing in some live series despite friends saying its a waste of time for high variance / way lower hourly etc





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Last post 3 of your HHs are the same btw , after 2 i was like huh thats like almost the same hand then on 3rd was like oh wait these are all the same hand haha
I hope the reg you sun run vs is reading and gets the triple needle





GLGL in march
Good question, a mix of all the above. Variety for sure, I think it's kept me fresh from the usual cash grind as well. Additionally, on my tournament days I usually play longer cash sessions which is good well. In terms of pure $$$ amount, I make more $ playing cash. But considering all the benefits I listed I think it's actually much closer/possibly EV+.

As far as studying/playing: about 75-80% is still working on cash, playing wise it's about 80-20% as well.

I suck at posting HH's good find. Haha no I have a lot of respect for reg in question, although I know he has read this thread in question; sometimes the cards just go your way.

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They are for sure worse hourly/much higher variance in most cases, but man if you get that deep run and bink they sure are fun.
Yeah pretty much. Although I think an elite MTT player might make higher hourly at 500+ price point.

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Dude thats sick your going to be a dad :>

GL with MTT's man
Ya eventually! Thanks bud

Surrogacy is the decision

We met with the fertility/pregnancy expert in NYC yday. While we were waiting, we found out one of the first Corona virus patients from the city was admitted. (OFC at the same time we are there)

https://twitter.com/JPaw23/status/1234873320006389760

Anyway, doctor was great, very nice and laid out every risk and factor to consider. The surgery she just had made it unlikely she would have a dissection of the heart but it was still a risk. My wife also has factor 5 which made blood clotting a fairly big risk as well.

In the end, she put the ball in our court. Had we not had the surgery in November, there wouldn't be a discussion and now we had an option.

She would be a high risk pregnancy, with weekly doctor visits through end of 2nd-3rd trimester. In the end, I think we just decided that at this point we have the means to go the surrogacy route and money wasn't going to influence our decision, so we're going to forsay pregnancy and continue with surrogacy.

Wife is having a hard time atm, but I think the closure in the end will be nice. On the flip side, a $100k bill is coming. Thankfully, I can handle this and the money pressure isn't too bad since I have absolute 100% confidence in my poker ability, BUT I'm going to have to be a little bit more careful as far as investing/money decisions.
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:24 PM   #1217
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Week 10-11: March 2nd-March 15th: **** is about to hit the fan

1. 60.24 hours of Poker Yearly Goal: 321.86/1800

2.) 1 hour of Mental Health Yearly Goal: 6.05/75

3.) 6.5 hours of Fitness Yearly Goal: 35.32/200

Poker

Week 10 was one of my best weeks results wise of my career. Week 11 was my worst week of the year results wise, and it was still a winning week. Not much to complain about when I'm clearly in a top 3-5% run.

Been playing 5k when the rare game arises and lost about 9k playing it Saturday, felt fairly fine so that's definitely a good sign as the $ swings inevitably pick up. Although my pain threshold as far as losses hasn't really been tested this year *knocks on wood

Unfortunately, due to the winning, I'm not pushing as hard as I can with poker. I've been fairly lazy my whole life, and developing a work ethic as a habit has been a process. I've made some great strides compared to where I was but just don't feel like I'm pushing myself to the extent I can, and kind of living off talent a bit too much.

Corona

Stopped going to the gym last Monday, and have been pretty much home since this started escalating the past week. I could talk forever about the issues with the pandemic, but at this point I'm mostly just staying home with wife (who is high risk) and seeing what happens.

I feel fairly confident we're heading to an economic recession (at least) and possibly a depression (pray I'm wrong). It also feels a bit weird that I have a profession that is to be blunt, benefiting off this virus. Games have been pretty round the clock and I've seen plenty of new faces. And then I've had friends now out of a job (servers ,etc). If anyone has any good donation ideas during this time, please let me know.

My mother is also a 65 year old nurse (who smokes) and will be working quite a bit as this progresses.

I told her that I was worried about her and it's getting to that age in your parents lives where you do start to worry about your parents.

All she said was to make sure we had open bar at her funeral, so at least her sense of humor is still there

Anyway, stay safe everybody.

Hand of the Week:

1.) vs reg

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

SB: 115.23 BB
BB: 100 BB
Hero (CO): 127.36 BB
BTN: 103.3 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 9 9

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 6.5 BB

Flop: (19.5 BB, 2 players) 7 2 2
Hero checks, BTN bets 10.48 BB, Hero calls 10.48 BB

Turn: (40.46 BB, 2 players) A
Hero checks, BTN bets 21.86 BB, Hero calls 21.86 BB

River: (84.18 BB, 2 players) 8
Hero checks, BTN bets 61.97 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 61.97 BB

Hero shows 9 9 (Two Pair, Nines and Twos)
(Pre 56%, Flop 76%, Turn 86%)
BTN mucks K Q (One Pair, Twos)
(Pre 44%, Flop 24%, Turn 14%)
Hero wins 207.91 BB
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:15 PM   #1218
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Mom sounds like a bloody legend Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss
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Mom sounds like a bloody legend Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss
Yeah she's very chill to say the least lol

I almost forgot, since I can no longer go to the gym I've been trying random youtube stuff. Any recommendations? I have no free weight, just a band and a mat.
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what made you decide to click call with 99?
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:56 PM   #1221
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Air squats, push ups, dips,jumping jacks. Use the corners of walls to stretch shoulders.
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:29 PM   #1222
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Yeah she's very chill to say the least lol

I almost forgot, since I can no longer go to the gym I've been trying random youtube stuff. Any recommendations? I have no free weight, just a band and a mat.
Just do ab workouts, and if you are into running do that

In regards to the coronavirus i've been having a cough for almost 2 months (no fever or shortness of breath) ever since i stepped foot at the wpt in borgata i got it, it's been impossible to get an appt to see a doctor (went to the urgrent care 3x and twice they said it was bronchitis but idk since the 1st round of meds they gave me didn't work :/)
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:12 AM   #1223
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what made you decide to click call with 99?
I thought he was bluffing enough

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Air squats, push ups, dips,jumping jacks. Use the corners of walls to stretch shoulders.
Yeah I was looking for something more coordinated or something, if there's not a structure I'm not too disciplined with it, thanks for the suggestions though
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:07 AM   #1224
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I thought he was bluffing enough



Yeah I was looking for something more coordinated or something, if there's not a structure I'm not too disciplined with it, thanks for the suggestions though
Checkout fitness blender on youtube
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:07 AM   #1225
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Yeah she's very chill to say the least lol

I almost forgot, since I can no longer go to the gym I've been trying random youtube stuff. Any recommendations? I have no free weight, just a band and a mat.
nike fitness app has really good hit workouts
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