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Old 06-05-2020, 01:25 PM   #1376
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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Old 06-05-2020, 02:14 PM   #1377
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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Old 06-05-2020, 03:22 PM   #1378
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In for freeroll...been following your story for awhile and very pleased to see someone like yourself succeed.
Thanks man, long time no talk, hope you're keeping well during these crazy times

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Thanks bro, hope you are good! missing Vegas this year with the boys!

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anyone else crushing hard on op's mom?
Alrighty then...

In the spirit of the freeroll and giving you guys a sweat, I'm currently 3k/75k hands. I am working hard just not much time playing wise. A lot of stuff with coaching as we retool a bunch of BTS stuff and then of course surrogacy have had long convos with the wife and everybody in making some big decisions life wise.

I'm hoping to get around 11k hands done by end of the weekend and pick up volume big time next week.

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Old 06-05-2020, 03:34 PM   #1379
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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Old 06-05-2020, 08:08 PM   #1380
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

in GLGL even though I feel you are going to hit over 75k
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Old 06-05-2020, 09:21 PM   #1381
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:05 AM   #1382
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In for free roll

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Old 06-07-2020, 09:11 AM   #1383
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Old 06-07-2020, 10:19 AM   #1384
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Old 06-07-2020, 10:36 AM   #1385
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Long time lurker In for that freeroll of course! gl @ the tables
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:16 AM   #1386
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Week 23: June 1st-June 7th

1.) 36.29 hours of Poker Yearly Goal: 732.25/1800

2.) 0 hours of Mental Health Yearly Goal: 11.11/75

3.) 30 minutes of Fitness Yearly Goal:53.88/200

A few general notes about this week. I unfortunately got very little actual poker playing time in (16 hours), the majority of the time was basically doing a lot of leg work on the new coaching program/ finishing some old scheduled coachings, and a few hours of study.

Past 2 weeks have been very bad habit of not meditating, so I'm going to make that a big focus as I plan a heavy volume week.


Freeroll

Glad this has gotten a lot if interest! I think i'm more motivated to win now just to avoid running an RNG with 100+ names on it

The pace: 9,013/75,000 right now. I knew with the coaching work and the surrogacy stuff this week it would be tough to to get hands in, but I was really hoping to get in the 12-14k hand range.

As a result, I'm going to have to really push it hard this week to get back on pace. Obviously, I plan to do that, which means this upcoming week should be the busiest one of the year.

Also, since I play a good portion of my on an untracked site my graph will almost certainly not show 75k hands, so in the interest of transparency I will show my hours played on the tracker and anything else I can think of that will help. Otherwise, hopefully everyone can trust in my integrity.


Surrogacy

Had a lot of deep conversations this week with my wife and cousin regarding the surrogacy as there was a lot of logistics to be solved. In the end, every decision was carefully thought out and discussed and there were no impulse decisions.

-We are going to start the process now.
-We are going to stick with the surrogacy agency as well.

Those were the two big decisions made, along with countless other smaller details. In the end, I really just want to be a dad, I think that's just something I've always wanted and with poker I've made it possible to add to the household without the financial stress.

Even starting this process now and everything going right a baby would still be about a year away. We still have plenty of steps to clear with Jazz as well, as she hasn't been cleared by the clinic (although by all signs I'd be shocked if she wasn't).

As for the agency, we want multiple children and Jazz can't promise more than one (which is more than I could ever expect anyway). The nice thing about this is if we get to the top of the list we can just freeze ourself if the timing isn't right for #2.

So yeah cool stuff all the way around.

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Also somewhat random note but should be on the BTS stream relatively soon with MMA in the coming weeks



Poker hands:

1.) Meh flop, gin turn vs tight guy

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

MP: 132.35 BB
CO: 103 BB
BTN: 149.71 BB
SB: 102.67 BB
Hero (BB): 112.43 BB
UTG: 177.22 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5 4

fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 9 BB, SB calls 6 BB

Flop: (18 BB, 2 players) 4 6 T
SB checks, Hero bets 8.8 BB, SB raises to 25.6 BB, Hero calls 16.8 BB

Turn: (69.2 BB, 2 players) 5
SB bets 68.07 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 68.07 BB

River: (205.34 BB, 2 players) Q

SB shows Q A (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 61%, Flop 55%, Turn 16%)
Hero shows 5 4 (Two Pair, Fives and Fours)
(Pre 39%, Flop 45%, Turn 84%)
Hero wins 204.74 BB


2.) vs station reg

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

CO: 173.85 BB
BTN: 100 BB
Hero (SB): 100 BB
BB: 100 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8 A

fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, BB raises to 9 BB, Hero calls 6 BB

Flop: (18 BB, 2 players) 4 Q J
Hero checks, BB bets 8.8 BB, Hero calls 8.8 BB

Turn: (35.6 BB, 2 players) A
Hero checks, BB checks

River: (35.6 BB, 2 players) 9
Hero bets 24 BB, BB calls 24 BB

Hero shows 8 A (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 60%, Flop 16%, Turn 80%)
BB mucks Q K (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 40%, Flop 84%, Turn 20%)
Hero wins 83.2 BB


3.) Wallypipped

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

Hero (SB): 100 BB
BB: 158.91 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J 8

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BB calls 1.5 BB

Flop: (5 BB, 2 players) 6 T J
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: (5 BB, 2 players) 4
BB bets 3.67 BB, Hero calls 3.67 BB

River: (12.35 BB, 2 players) 2
BB bets 6.12 BB, Hero raises to 19.4 BB, BB calls 13.28 BB

Hero shows J 8 (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 67%, Flop 73%, Turn 86%)
BB mucks J 7 (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 33%, Flop 27%, Turn 14%)
Hero wins 51.05 BB


4.) Anti dream runout #1

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

Hero (BB): 113.59 BB
UTG: 100 BB
MP: 131.57 BB
CO: 124.53 BB
BTN: 100 BB
SB: 92.45 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 2 2

UTG raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 1.5 BB

Flop: (5.5 BB, 2 players) 3 4 8
Hero checks, UTG bets 3.52 BB, Hero calls 3.52 BB

Turn: (12.53 BB, 2 players) 2
Hero checks, UTG bets 14 BB, Hero calls 14 BB

River: (40.53 BB, 2 players) 9
Hero checks, UTG bets 53.75 BB, Hero calls 53.75 BB

UTG shows 4 4 (Three of a Kind, Fours)
(Pre 80%, Flop 93%, Turn 98%)
Hero mucks 2 2 (Three of a Kind, Twos)
(Pre 20%, Flop 7%, Turn 2%)
UTG wins 147.81 BB


5.) Anti-dream runout #2 (small salvation is I didn't 3b as I surely would have gotten stacked )

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

Hero (BB): 118.51 BB
UTG: 134.82 BB
MP: 316.11 BB
CO: 100 BB
BTN: 104.38 BB
SB: 64.67 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6 7

fold, fold, CO raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 1 BB

Flop: (4.5 BB, 2 players) 8 Q 8
Hero checks, CO bets 1.5 BB, Hero raises to 5.25 BB, CO calls 3.75 BB

Turn: (15 BB, 2 players) K
Hero bets 12.5 BB, CO calls 12.5 BB

River: (40 BB, 2 players) 9
Hero bets 30 BB, CO calls 30 BB

Hero shows 6 7 (One Pair, Eights)
(Pre 37%, Flop 26%, Turn 42%)
CO shows J T (Straight, King High)
(Pre 63%, Flop 74%, Turn 58%)
CO wins 99.78 BB
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Old 06-11-2020, 08:18 PM   #1387
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

im dutch so how can i not join the freeroll
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Old 06-11-2020, 08:21 PM   #1388
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

If there’s two things I hate it’s people who are intolerant of other cultures, and the Dutch

idc about the freeroll, I’m sure you’ll get the hands in
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:23 PM   #1389
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Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

If you want to be consistent with meditation start it right after another daily task that you always do no matter what such as brushing your teeth.

One thing that has worked for me is when I used to wake up I’d instinctively grab my phone and waste 10-20 min just browsing web, checking emails, reading 2p2 etc. I simply open meditation app instead and complete it first thing in the morning. Then I do all the random non-essential reading during breakfast. This way I’ve added daily meditation with 0 additional investment in time.
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:47 AM   #1390
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Old 06-12-2020, 05:46 PM   #1391
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:47 PM   #1392
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Quit poker for 2 months im in this freeroll, been depressed as **** hows it going meh dude
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Old 06-12-2020, 11:13 PM   #1393
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Old 06-12-2020, 11:48 PM   #1394
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in for free roll if not too late. glgl
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:55 AM   #1395
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In for freeroll if not not too late. Just found your thread, great to see another Irishman killing it
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:08 AM   #1396
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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im dutch so how can i not join the freeroll
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If there’s two things I hate it’s people who are intolerant of other cultures, and the Dutch

idc about the freeroll, I’m sure you’ll get the hands in
Hehe wp wp

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If you want to be consistent with meditation start it right after another daily task that you always do no matter what such as brushing your teeth.

One thing that has worked for me is when I used to wake up I’d instinctively grab my phone and waste 10-20 min just browsing web, checking emails, reading 2p2 etc. I simply open meditation app instead and complete it first thing in the morning. Then I do all the random non-essential reading during breakfast. This way I’ve added daily meditation with 0 additional investment in time.
Getting time off my phone is something I'm definitely working towards cutting down on. Deleted a bunch of old apps and don't have any SM on there except twitter (which I use for news but tbh might be better off going cold turkey on)

Anyway, I completely agree with everything you suggest and just haven't implemented it. For example, did my meditation this week but really wasnt in a set schedule.


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Quit poker for 2 months im in this freeroll, been depressed as **** hows it going meh dude
Sorry you've been feeling that way, a break from poker is definitely a good route to clear your head

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In for freeroll if not not too late. Just found your thread, great to see another Irishman killing it
Glad to be representin!

Week 24:June 8th-June 14th

1.) 43.19 hours of Poker Yearly Goal: 775.44/1800

2.) 1 hour of Mental Health Yearly Goal: 12.11/75

3.) 1 hour of Fitness Yearly Goal: 54.88/200


Freeroll

Might as well put this first since that's why everyone comes here

Pace: 27,119/75,000. Still behind pace but still expect to clear it as ill just add a in the the extra hours as it gets closer, and if i have to play 25k hands in a week it's not the end of the world.


Poker

Crazy week that ended really well, I really can't complain about variance this year cause I've really ran completely fantastic this year running below EV every single year prior. This year has def made up for it




Hands

1.) I probably haven't played enough HU vs villain to make this sizing but im glad it worked out

PartyGaming - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (SB): 239.85 BB
BB: 100 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BB calls 1.5 BB

Flop: (5 BB, 2 players) Q 2 6
BB checks, Hero bets 1.63 BB, BB calls 1.63 BB

Turn: (8.27 BB, 2 players) T
BB checks, Hero bets 12.32 BB, BB calls 12.32 BB

River: (32.91 BB, 2 players) 4
BB checks, Hero bets 223.39 BB and is all-in, BB calls 83.54 BB and is all-in

BB shows 3 Q (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 15%, Flop 24%, Turn 11%)
Hero shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 85%, Flop 76%, Turn 89%)
Hero wins 139.85 BB
Hero wins 199.95 BB


2.) Kind runout

PokerStars - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 180.19 BB
SB: 101.63 BB
Hero (BB): 101.5 BB
UTG: 121.74 BB
CO: 285.17 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 7 9

fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) 9 J K
SB bets 2.91 BB, Hero calls 2.91 BB

Turn: (11.83 BB, 2 players) 7
SB bets 8 BB, Hero calls 8 BB

River: (27.83 BB, 2 players) 7
SB bets 22.12 BB, Hero raises to 87.59 BB and is all-in, SB calls 65.47 BB

Hero shows 7 9 (Full House, Sevens full of Nines)
(Pre 18%, Flop 24%, Turn 82%)
SB shows A A (Two Pair, Aces and Sevens)
(Pre 82%, Flop 76%, Turn 18%)
Hero wins 202.83 BB


3.) Unforunate river vs station rec

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

SB: 162.42 BB
BB: 100 BB
UTG: 121.42 BB
MP: 85.14 BB
CO: 284.47 BB
Hero (BTN): 103.6 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

fold, fold, CO raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 11 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 8 BB

Flop: (23.5 BB, 2 players) 8 A J
CO checks, Hero bets 7.62 BB, CO calls 7.62 BB

Turn: (38.75 BB, 2 players) 6
CO checks, Hero checks

River: (38.75 BB, 2 players) K
CO bets 28.76 BB, Hero raises to 84.98 BB and is all-in, CO calls 56.22 BB

CO shows K T (Flush, King High)
(Pre 71%, Flop 80%, Turn 100%)
Hero mucks T Q (Straight, Ace High)
(Pre 29%, Flop 20%, Turn 0%)
CO wins 208.3 BB
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:49 PM   #1397
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Too late to be in for freeroll?
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:03 PM   #1398
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This thread is awesome.

In for free roll.

GL!
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:17 AM   #1399
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In sir and GL!!!
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Old 06-22-2020, 04:45 AM   #1400
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Going to write my weekly update in the morning after some sleep.

Freeroll pace: 41,489/75,000 def need to haul ass now as I did a bunch of social stuff this week. So gotta haul ass or I will lose this freeroll. Think it's time to tell my wife about this so I have the fear of God in me to not lose this.

Otherwise life is good and poker is good!
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