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Old 01-13-2016, 09:23 AM   #1
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18 year old making $100k in Thailand

Hey guys,

I've recently moved back to MTT's after playing husng's & spins for a while, and I've decided to make a thread to keep myself focused & motivated on my grind.

About me:

I started playing when I was 15, started poker more seriously when I was 16 and when I was 17 I had a big winning year playing mtt's & hyper husng's, which is when I decided to quit high school and give fulltime poker a shot.
Unfortunately I was quite bad in handling money, and all the money I made was spent quite quickly, resulting in me having <2k left when I turned 18 (febuary last year). This is why In april last year I found a stake.
I played ~7k 15$ husng's in the first 2 months, and then Moved on to spins. Unfortunately this didn't work out for me as I seemed to lose interest in spins quite rapidly, and running ~300 bi's under EV at 15's. After 8k games I finally got to breakeven, paid of the make-up and left the stable.

It was around this time that I had just moved to Malta to grind from there, and a friend of mine suggested I should grind side events at EPT Malta and he would buy a large % of my schedule.
So I did and ended up bricking most tournaments on the schedule, until I decided to play a 10pm 500 hyper before going out with my roommates, the one tournament I didn't sell 50% for, and I ended up binking 3rd place for 9k. Two weeks later I repeated this for 6.5k in a hyper during the MCOP, which gave me the roll to grind mtt's again online.

I then dabbled a bit playing anything that ran online, but realised I'm probably better off taking the lower variance route and starting at the bottom. So since 21/12 I started playing anything up to 22's, and these have been my results since:



Avg BI: 16.93 ROI: 61%


Goals for 2016


This sunday I moved to Bangkok, where I'll live for the rest of the year if all goes well. I decided to start with a 4000$ roll for poker, so that I can apply some brm.

Goals for the end of 2016:


[ ] Win $100k
[ ] Prove to be a winning player at stakes up to 215$

January goals:

[ ] Buy-in for 2000$ per week minimum.
[ ] Keep my ROI over 50%
[ ] Grind 5 days per week, not more & not less
[ ] Start grinding between 7-8AM.
[ ] Find a local gym and go 3 times per week.


Will try to give some updates after every grind day, thanks for following & good luck at the tables!
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:27 AM   #2
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

2016 winnings before Thailand: $1254

Starting Roll: $4000

Day 1 (12/01)
+ $1805

New roll: $5805

Day 2 (13/01)


- $121.50

New roll: $5683.5

Total winnings 2016: $2926
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:52 AM   #3
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

In.

Glad things are looking up for you after leaving the stable!

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Old 01-13-2016, 10:55 AM   #4
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Good luck! Id like to follow you on this
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:25 PM   #5
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Old 01-13-2016, 01:59 PM   #6
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Haha, thread got a ****load of potential.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:02 PM   #7
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

As a boring old live cash player I know nowt about tournaments of any variety - so this should be interesting...
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:54 PM   #8
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GL Kid!
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:39 PM   #9
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Gl gl!!
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:55 PM   #10
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

Thanks guys!

Just woke up before 5am for the 3rd day in a row, guess I've underestimated the jet-lag quite a bit. Got some plans this weekend however so will get out to get some food and then get some volume in today anyway.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:57 PM   #11
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

Really important to get food before the grind. I remember starting some long sessions at 8am and was in a bad spot when I got hungry, nothing to eat and at lot of deep tables going..
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:30 PM   #12
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

GL dude, don't forget that their fastfood have a delivery service ahah
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:02 PM   #13
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Really important to get food before the grind. I remember starting some long sessions at 8am and was in a bad spot when I got hungry, nothing to eat and at lot of deep tables going..
Yea experienced this a couple times when I just moved back to mtt's. Since I'm currently staying in a hotel for the first month I'll have to deal with just a water-heater and a fridge, so I stashed up on a bunch of instant noodles

Will also look into the delivery services around here, but trying to avoid eating too much fastfood, altho noodles aren't that much better
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:15 PM   #14
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Gl man, will follow
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:15 PM   #15
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

Ya, eating healthy and playing poker works good but isn't that easy too achieve. I remember one day I made a plate for the session with fruit-picks only to have 30 flies sitting on it within 10 minutes. Damn summer..
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:10 AM   #16
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

Day 3 (14/01)

- $317

New roll: $5366.5

Total winnings 2016: $2609

One of those days where everything just goes wrong, mincashed 1/25 tournaments for <abi and bricked everything else. Feel like I played quite well however so happy overall, except for the misclick below in the only tourney where I had a deepish run lol.

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Is there anyone who's had some experience with <33$ mtt's on US sites? I can just barely Bi for 400$/day if I start at 8 right now, so I'll either need a site with more action (fr's, Ipoker & 888 are completely dead after 9am), or start dividing sleep so I can get up 1-3 hours earlier and then nap in the afternoon.
A suggestion for US sites with decent action would be great!
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:23 PM   #17
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

Subbed.

You don't play on PokerStars?
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:18 PM   #18
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I don't know, how are the biggest buyins on the bitcoin sites?
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:04 PM   #19
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You don't play on PokerStars?
Ty and actually since I arrived in Thailand all my action has been on pokerstars (and a little on .fr). However I don't love it since after 3am CET it's just not possible to keep 12 tables open at my stakes.

As for BTC sites, no idea, never used bitcoin.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:12 PM   #20
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You from France OP ?
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:39 PM   #21
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You from France OP ?
Nope, Netherlands.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:47 AM   #22
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

So yesterday I decided to take a 'nap' right after my session (~2pm), ended up waking up at 9pm, which led to me being unable to sleep a couple hours later.
While desperately trying to fall asleep around 2am I realised I could instead just play poker and sleep after grinding, and so I did.

Had some deep runs and bubbled an ft, no big cashes. However quite happy with my game again.
Especially happy with my post-flop game, will spend the next 2 weeks mainly working on 3b/4b ranges and EP os ranges given that I find to struggle with these the most. After that I think I'll finally get myself a CRev license and start studying 100bb+ post-flop situations.

Day 4 (15/01])
- $96

New roll: $5270.5

Total winnings 2016: $2513

For now I'll be taking the weekend off since I've made some plans with a thai girl to explore Bangkok a bit, will start playing early in the morning on Monday for a late 'sunday' grind.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:29 AM   #23
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Re: 18 year old making $100k in Thailand

Already on the Thai girl grind. You know pics would make this PGC thread more fun.

Succes!
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:33 AM   #24
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Subbed! GL my friend
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:31 PM   #25
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Yeah we want pic OP.
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