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Old 07-07-2017, 01:21 PM   #601
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Re: 2016 150k live cash

June Update
Played 147 hours of live poker, won small. Played tiny bit online, won small also. Played in the biggest cash game I've ever played, was mostly rec players and I lost big.

2017 Goals
[x]maximum 10 MTTs-Played no tourneys in June
[ ]minimum 2 hours/week coaching or study-I've been slipping into the bad habit of spending my free time away from the tables doing other things besides this. Having a weekly standing appointment helps a lot. I plan to set smth up after wsop main.
[x]0 flips for hundreds of dollars or more-
[x]plan a budget for non essential purchases, make it contingent upon poker results-Sticking with this
[x]no chair massages at the casino-
[x]update this thread at least once/month-Did bare minimum here. I'll try and do at least one more during July
[x]Do not add any live cash cash game horses-

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Old 08-10-2017, 08:43 PM   #602
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:41 AM   #603
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Re: 2016 150k live cash

Man, clicked and was excited for an update. One of the best threads on here I would say. I'm grinding mostly 2/5, taking some shots at 5/10 and this thread was relatable.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:49 PM   #604
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Re: 2016 150k live cash

July Update
Played 176 hours of live poker, won a little bit. I ended up having my first losing month this year because of tournaments and online play, lost a few k after everything. My routines got disrupted bc of some IRL commitments that I couldn't avoid and everything kind of eroded. Diet, fitness and sleep are so important to me that once I start to slip it throws me off kilter and messes up my poker game as well as my mental state. Live games only run certain times of day also so if your sleep schedule gets messed up it takes some time to get back on track. I'm finally now getting back into the swing of things but this month will prob be rocky as well.

2017 Goals
[x]maximum 10 MTTs-Played Main Event in Vegas and bricked
[ ]minimum 2 hours/week coaching or study-Didn't even attempt this. I'm staking one person in cash games, did some light HH discussion here and there. Closer to 2 minutes a week.
[x]0 flips for hundreds of dollars or more-
[x]plan a budget for non essential purchases, make it contingent upon poker results-stuck with this no problem
[x]no chair massages at the casino-
[x]update this thread at least once/month-Did bare minimum here again. I started a write up of smth I think people will find interesting besides the home game stuff, I'll finish that when I have time.
[x]Do not add any live cash cash game horses-

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:13 PM   #605
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One of my favs. Welcome back!!!
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:23 AM   #606
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Randy

The first time I had ever met Mitchell he was freestyling in my living room at the townhouse where the stabbing occurred. I thought it was pretty funny that a white kid from a rich family took hip hop so seriously. After getting to know him better I found out he was sort of like the junior member of this rap group Team Demolition. They were local guys who had rapped together when they were younger. At this point they were no longer focused on rapping but had an expensive studio and would make beats, sell studio time to local acts and produce music. Most of them had something else going on to make ends meet.

Jay was the main guy making the beats. He was white but didn't act like it. He had a few kids from a few different baby mamas, didn't believe in using condoms, smoked weed constantly and was about as street as anyone could possibly be. When he owed people money he would say he owed them x amount of dollars in violence. He was in and out of jail for stupid things nothing serious that I know of. They had a DJ who's dad had played for the Harlem globetrotters who worked at the local cell phone store. Their manager was a straight up KP. Zach was the guy who owned the studio I think, he was the hardest working and did nothing but music full time.

Here's a song they produced for Trickstar, they're all featured in the vid:



Couple songs they made when they were still rapping:





I had never met anyone in the music industry and Mitchell was always trying to namedrop to prove they were legitimate players and impress me. He desperately wanted to be part of their inner circle. They had worked with a guy named Lord Digga(who since changed his name to Classic). Digga had worked on the Ready to Die album years before and got credit on 3 of the tracks, two of which got a lot of radio play. Digga was friends with Havoc and Prodigy of Mobb Deep and got them an introduction. When their boy Illa Ghee got out of prison he would spend a lot of time at the studio recording his stuff there. They made beats for him and were even going to produce one of his albums(I had a copy but can't remember if it was a mixtape or what). Havoc and Prodigy signed with G-unit and that gave them a connection with Shady Records. They did some mixtape for them and also had some Shady artists in studio to record. I would go to the studio sometimes and I remember Young Buck and Obie Trice being there on different days. Shady started buying beats from them which finally lead to their big break. 50 cent selected one of their beats to be used on his album "Before I Self Destruct". Mitchell told me they got payed 70k for the beat which was far and away the most they'd ever gotten. This was higher than usual partly because 50 had a deal in place with Call of Duty to be able to use any of his songs from the album in their games and this beat got attached to that deal(I don't know if it ever was used for COD or not). This money had to be split amongst all of them and I'm not sure who got what.

Three songs Lord Digga worked on for Biggie:







Only song I can remember with Illa Ghee on it that got any radio play:



50 cent song they made the beat for:



Remix with Gucci Mane:



Randy was a local rapper named Ransm16 who had gained popularity by winning a bunch of consecutive freestyle contests on the radio week after week. They were working on his debut album and had hoarded some of the best beats they had for it.

One day Jay brought him over to me and Mitchell's apartment and he was dressed up in shirt, pants and a tie. Jay asked me if I would piss in a condom for Randy to give to his parole officer. I laughed and said no but Jay guilted me into it saying Randy was going to go to jail and how he had already spent so much time away from his kids, doesn't know anyone else with clean piss etc. So I went into the bathroom, pissed in the condom and tied it off like a ballon. I washed the outside of it in the sink and handed it to them.

During the time they were working on the album I would see them at my apartment all the time. I noticed that Randy's wife would often be at my place without him and was very friendly with Jay. I suspected that he was ****ing her and probably doing it at my place when I wasn't there. Before the album was complete Randy got locked up. One night he met up with someone and shot him in the face 3 times at close range. The victim had told some people that he was going to meet Randy and cops picked him up soonafter. He was charged with capital murder. What I heard was that he suspected the guy of talking to his wife and thought he was selling weed to her. People I spoke to that knew him closely said that he was caught up in his music and drugs and started to believe he was the person he depicted himself to be in the album.

Song by Randy(Jay is the white dude):


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Old 09-13-2017, 11:05 AM   #607
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Re: 2016 150k live cash

Aug Update
I had planned on playing strictly online during the month of Aug. I got smashed right away and gave up on that. I've always been v uneasy about playing new game types and I have no confidence in my ability to win decent money in online cash at first. At some point I'd like to be able to play online more often mainly for quality of life but now is not the right time for me. I'm under a lot of financial pressure and I simply cannot afford to lose or breakeven for an extended period of time.

Had a good month playing live, played 192 hours. Took a week off too and somehow managed this.

2017 Goals
[x]maximum 10 MTTs-Played no tourneys in Aug
[ ]minimum 2 hours/week coaching or study-None of this. Most likely going to have to offer some type of freeroll to get back on track. Live poker gives me unlim excuses I can make for myself.
[x]0 flips for hundreds of dollars or more-
[x]plan a budget for non essential purchases, make it contingent upon poker results-
[x]no chair massages at the casino-

[x]update this thread at least once/month-Got two in. I really hate rushing this stuff and I've been super busy lately.
[x]Do not add any live cash cash game horses-

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:49 AM   #608
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Just a casual 192 hours... NH nh
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:22 PM   #609
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Just a casual 192 hours... NH nh
Strong.... Considering the week off. Nice update OP. I'm sure you'll eventually get there online. It'll be hard to match the live win rate though. Good luck.

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:10 PM   #610
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What's the P/L for the month? Did I miss it?


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Old 10-17-2017, 12:09 PM   #611
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Sept Update
Biggest losing month ever. Got smashed right away then fought back and got unstuck, finally had a hellish week at the end. Played around 200 hours live, not sure exactly bc ios11 update wiped my results. Finished smth that I’ve been working on since June that’s been taking up a lot of my time/effort and has been a big source of stress for me. Hopefully now with that behind me I can focus on poker for the remainder of the year.


2017 Goals
[x]maximum 10 MTTs-Played 2 tournaments, cashed one bricked the other
[ ]minimum 2 hours/week coaching or study-
[x]0 flips for hundreds of dollars or more-
[x]plan a budget for non essential purchases, make it contingent upon poker results-
[x]no chair massages at the casino-
[x]update this thread at least once/month-Did min here. Was so caught up in downer didn’t even consider it at any point.
[x]Do not add any live cash cash game horses-

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:17 PM   #612
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Unlucky mate. What have you been working on? Asian sex dungeon?

All the best re finishing the year strong. I remember your giraffe at this point last year. Hopefully we get something similar later this year!
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:54 AM   #613
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Oct Update
I was breakevenish this month, not sure hm hours Bc ios11 broke poker journal. I played heaps tho prob over 200 hours. Went deep in a tournament that was piles ut and didn’t hold 3 way ai last two tables. Went on a big uptick in live cash then got in two huge games and gave it all back right before Halloween.


2017 Goals
[x]maximum 10 MTTs-played 1 tournament
[ ]minimum 2 hours/week coaching or study-actually made some progress here. Went from doing absolutely nothing to smth. Still cannot credit myself for 2 hours a week tho. I did come up with some solutions for problems I’ve had in this area. The problems I’ve had are:
Live poker is cumbersome for note taking and review.
I find it difficult to motivate myself to take the time to do this Bc of how little spare time I have in general.
Live poker games are so fluid that it’s easy to find yourself spending all your time playing and none studying.
The player pool is so small in bigger games that discussing strategy with another player could be detrimental.
[x]0 flips for hundreds of dollars or more-
[x]plan a budget for non essential purchases, make it contingent upon poker results-
[x]no chair massages at the casino-
[x]update this thread at least once/month-Did min smh
[x]Do not add any live cash cash game horses-

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