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Old 03-01-2017, 05:38 PM   #5051
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Re: 2014: I Ainít Trying to Survive, Iím Trying to Live it to The (No) Limit

20 hrs a month if you are putting in 200 hrs a month at the casino seems reasonable
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:30 AM   #5052
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20 hrs a month if you are putting in 200 hrs a month at the casino seems reasonable
I mean, it seems like a waste to me. Running to the bathroom to piss I don't really count as a 'break' so maybe my number is higher than I think it is. I rarely take a break to eat at the casino during a session any more. Maybe twice a month. So that's two hours. I might take a 10-minute break once a night. Might. Might take a break if I am going to switch tables and need to regroup.

I'd rather just put in my time and GTFO. Of course, I live like 40 minutes away from my main room, so that's added time to my sessions.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:48 AM   #5053
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I think I just wasted 30 minutes reading through this time at work stuff. It's ok, because my wife is sitting 3 feet away and it counts as together time!
Sitting at a table playing poker is one of the easiest "jobs" anyone could have. Sure, you may get fatigued. I too did some 50 hr at MDL. Not that difficult, not really much of a promotion, but gave me an excuse to play.
Most civilians have no idea of the fatigue, exhaustion, and stress of certain jobs in the military. Someone once said, you are on half days since your shift is 12 hours. On deployment getting less than 5 hours of sleep every night, on a rotating watch, combined with your "normal" workday, can take a toll, but you suck it up and adjust.
That said, the biggest problems with large volume poker is health damage and relationship damage. Go for balance. Now I just wasted 5 minutes of your time, making you read this this! 😆
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:10 AM   #5054
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Sitting at a table playing poker is one of the easiest "jobs" anyone could have.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:07 AM   #5055
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I think I just wasted 30 minutes reading through this time at work stuff. It's ok, because my wife is sitting 3 feet away and it counts as together time!
Sitting at a table playing poker is one of the easiest "jobs" anyone could have. Sure, you may get fatigued. I too did some 50 hr at MDL. Not that difficult, not really much of a promotion, but gave me an excuse to play.
Most civilians have no idea of the fatigue, exhaustion, and stress of certain jobs in the military. Someone once said, you are on half days since your shift is 12 hours. On deployment getting less than 5 hours of sleep every night, on a rotating watch, combined with your "normal" workday, can take a toll, but you suck it up and adjust.
That said, the biggest problems with large volume poker is health damage and relationship damage. Go for balance. Now I just wasted 5 minutes of your time, making you read this this! ��
Playing poker is insanely easy. You sit in a chair. You go through the range, position, stack size game every single hand to the point where it should be second nature/ take less than 10 seconds to know where you are at. The biggest complaint of poker pro is fighting the boredom. Well, it's boring because it's so god damn easy to sit there performing the same repetitive tasks over and over again.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:00 PM   #5056
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Uh oh, we've got a true psychopath on our hands. Mods, you should probably perma-ban this sorry excuse for a human 'ultimate_grinder' asap!
For future reference for you and others, mods don't read all of the thousands of posts in this forum every day. If you see a problematic post/poster, the best way to have action taken is to use the Report Post button (red triangle to the left of every post) - that way all mods of the forum are notified. The only reason I'm here is because someone else reported it.
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:16 AM   #5057
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Also let the record show that I didn't report that guy, and if anyone locally knows who it is and he's interested in playing heads up, let me know and that could be arranged... I can't imagine why he'd pass up some deep stacked heads up action against as big of a luckbox fish as myself!
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:52 AM   #5058
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Also let the record show that I didn't report that guy, and if anyone locally knows who it is and he's interested in playing heads up, let me know and that could be arranged... I can't imagine why he'd pass up some deep stacked heads up action against as big of a luckbox fish as myself!
Because you're still on a heater right now obv. When it's time for your downswing I'm sure he'll take you up on that challenge.

You might ask how he'd be able to know exactly when that's going to be, but the answer to that is obvious.

He's the ULTIMATE Grinder, dude, he just knows these things.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:27 AM   #5059
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Because you're still on a heater right now obv. When it's time for your downswing I'm sure he'll take you up on that challenge.

You might ask how he'd be able to know exactly when that's going to be, but the answer to that is obvious.

He's the ULTIMATE Grinder, dude, he just knows these things.
Lol right... it's INEVITABLE.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:24 AM   #5060
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Also let the record show that I didn't report that guy, and if anyone locally knows who it is and he's interested in playing heads up, let me know and that could be arranged... I can't imagine why he'd pass up some deep stacked heads up action against as big of a luckbox fish as myself!
Confirmed cuse did not report - cuz i did.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:14 PM   #5061
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Confirmed cuse did not report - cuz i did.
Thanks squid. I never report negative/critical stuff in my own thread, because I figure I'm biased, and if it's truly bad enough then a third party will take it upon themselves. This dude clearly has some issues, so I figured someone probably would.

I still wish he'd just say hi in person and squash this and hopefully realize that I'm not the horrible person he seems to think I am. I never get the anonymous hate over the in-person hello. Come say hi and the first beer is on me, ultimategrinder!
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:38 PM   #5062
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Trying to get him drunk so you can take advantage of him at the table?

Classic cuse strikes again!
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:08 PM   #5063
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Trying to get him drunk so you can take advantage of him at the table?

Classic cuse strikes again!
I'm such a scumbag!
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:03 PM   #5064
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Re: 2014: I Ainít Trying to Survive, Iím Trying to Live it to The (No) Limit

I can confirm you are a little fat
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:38 PM   #5065
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Re: 2014: I Ainít Trying to Survive, Iím Trying to Live it to The (No) Limit

Aren't we all.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:52 AM   #5066
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I'm phat. Can't speak for the rest of you apes tho.

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Old 03-18-2017, 01:17 AM   #5067
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I can confirm you are a little fat
Haha, I've admitted it in here. Always a struggle and I'll keep working at it!



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I'm phat. Can't speak for the rest of you apes tho.
Are you also a time traveler from 1992?


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Aren't we all.
Haha... Nice meeting you the other day Wil. Next time you have to let me buy you a couple drinks! Let me know if you end up at the casino while you're here.
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:24 AM   #5068
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Maybe you didn't see the respect I paid to lil kim in the browser edit line. Regardless, you are off by approximately 1,000 years.
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:34 AM   #5069
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Maybe you didn't see the respect I paid to lil kim in the browser edit line. Regardless, you are off by approximately 1,000 years.
Nah, I was in the app not a browser.
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Old 04-13-2017, 12:08 AM   #5070
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:33 AM   #5071
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:33 PM   #5072
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Thought I'd give a quick update, I think I'll have a more extensive update after the WSOP. Hope everyone is doing well!

Let's see here, March was really good... ran super hot. I signed up on ACR, so I can play a little online now. I'm using it as a study tool to play different types of games, and to play some tourneys since I don't play a lot of live tourneys most of the year. April and May, not so hot, ran pretty bad... although I didn't play much in May because I was traveling. I had an amazing trip to Spain, which I'll post more about after the WSOP. It was so much fun and a wonderful experience that I never would have had if not for poker, so I'm really thankful that I was able to do that.

That said, the travel and the downswing did knock my roll down from where I anticipated it being when I booked my WSOP trip, so I'm out here the whole summer and instead of having what I wanted to have to play a bunch of tourneys, I'm doing the grind up some money, fire a tournament, grind up some money, fire a tournament thing.

I played Events 12 ($1500 NL) and 16 ($1500 NL 6-handed). I built up a really big stack in Event 12 early, and had over 50K at 150/300 (50), and got put in a gross spot. I had AT on T72dd5xTd, the whale had bottom set and flatted flop and turn bets, and another villain had a flush draw and hit it on the river. The flush jammed, but I was getting laid 4 to 1 and felt like KT-T9 were possible for both players. I was squeezed in between, so the spot was pretty bad for me. The whale had a pretty wide range, too, so I ultimately called, and he called obviously with the full house. That knocked me down to about 30K, and I went totally card dead but chipped up to about 34K without any big pots/showdowns. I lost a flip with 88 < KJ for about a third of my stack and had around 30bb left. I picked up QQ, 3b an open, the whale ripped and I snapped off and lost to AK.... On to the next. Event 16 was short-lived, I had a bad table draw, the worst seat, and had a couple of annoying capped range spots and ran into big hands both times.

I grinded it back up and fired the Marathon, and took two massive beats. I won't whine about the bad beat stories, suffice it to say I lost a 150bb pot to a three outer with one card to come and a 200bb pot as an 86/14 favorite against two villains who were sharing/blocking their outs. If I won those, I'd have been the chip leader, but the good news was that I still had chips. Unfortunately, I ran KJ into KK button vs. blind against a guy who had 3b my LP opens two orbits in a row... I call the 3b, J44 flop, he bets, I jam, he tank call nitrolls me with KK and I whiff my two outer. I forget the exact stack sizes there, but I think it was in the 25-30bb range. I know I ran some math later and was content with the pre-flop play, and debated jamming flop vs. calling flop and calling turn with some friends without coming to a consensus. I thought he would be more likely to call off 55-TT on the flop than to barrel them off on the turn. Given he nitrolled KK, maybe not.

That tournament stung a lot since I put myself in position to have a massive chip stack in an event with an incredible structure - I probably would have been top five out of ~1,400 people and in fantastic shape for a deep run without having to put my stack at risk... But that's the way it goes. Losing flips in tourneys doesn't really bother me, and I hate when people complain about it... It's the 80/20s or worse that drive me nuts :wink:.

I regrouped, grinded it back up and fired the Monster Stack, took on some other forms of variance (amazing table broke, got moved to a bad table and a bad seat, didn't take a bad beat but got a little unlucky in a big 4b pot and a big 3b pot), but still had a decent stack... Made what for me was a pretty significant mistake to bust out in Level 7. I a) decided to defend GTO against a guy who, even though I think he's a pro, probably isn't attacking the spot we were in enough to need to defend my range GTO and b) in-hand miscalculated my MDF on the turn by about 1.5 hands (sort of significant when you get into the combos)... So even though I did my MDF right on the river, the turn mistake left me perceiving my range too widely and that was the difference between calling and folding with the hand I happened to have, and I called off and lost. It was a gross spot on a dry board that paired on the end where he was literally value repping 4 combos, but it's hard to give him many bluffs.

So, anyway, I lived and learned from that one and it's back to the grind now. I should be able to take a big chunk of myself in the Main Event, and I'm hoping to play a couple more $1,500s out here. Fortunately, cash is going well and I'm basically breaking even on the summer because I keep grinding out the buyins before I play them.

I will be taking on a big project after the WSOP, and I may share that journey through a vlog... But I'm still not sure if I want to go that route. If I do, I would need to put in a lot of work to match the video editing quality of the top ones out there. I have that skill set from college, but the time commitment is pretty big in conjunction with the project. I think it would be fun, though. The other concern is that I don't want to share too much in depth analysis of my range, etc, so I'd have to choose the poker content carefully.

Anyway, that's more or less what's been up with me. Hopefully my luck improves a bit in these MTTs and I can avoid any other costly mistakes this WSOP!
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:15 AM   #5073
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the best poker vlog would be one where you hunt down, godseat, relentlessly iso and stack vlogging clowns like neme. A fair deal of needles and witty trolling would make it gold.
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:08 AM   #5074
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Neeme seems like a nice guy. I don't understand why you feel the need to name call or ask one to be uncivil with him.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:49 AM   #5075
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Thoughts on new Jay Z album please! It's the Roc! Keep it up! Always loved this thread!
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