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Old 11-28-2017, 01:47 PM   #426
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Re: '2017-2018: Midstakes Zoom, Crypto and other musings'

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65s is the best suited connector to peel along with T9s, both are pretty much never folding (5% fold), the 4betting strategy is optimal though so it might be different from yours, but then again it's impossible to ever know the exact 4bet range of any regs

if you want I can try to nodelock your exact strategy versus his 3bet range there and we'll see if his peel was -EV or not but personally over all the pre flop sims I've ran, 65s is never folding to a 4bet (never tried super large sizings)

so yeah anyway I understand why you would be annoyed about losing this hand but I don't think we can fault Karl for peeling preflop here
Hey, thanks for this! Guess I was in the wrong.

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pfffff... cmon dude, it's only a mistake exploitatively cus you're a ***** nit

srsly tho, his play is beyond fine, to bash him and say otherwise is "annoying"
Ooooookay... Do we have an issue?

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sh*t is getting real on PGC
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PG+C so spicy now days
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Nice month!!! still wondering about the SN :-)
Thanks man, if we play an good hands then they'll feature at some point. Keep an eye out!

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So I got back from Germany last night, after a really fun, extremely boozy long weekend. I'm not going to lie, the trip wasn't particularly cultural, but we did get a few lap-dances and I was able to drink Jagermeister out of a prop toilet bowl, so there's that. We luckboxed tickets to the Dortmund vs Schalke game on the Saturday afternoon, which was legit the best football match I've ever attended. Dortmund went 4-0 inside 30 minutes and it ended in a 4-4 draw with a 93rd minute equaliser. Scenes.

Came home to the saddest news that our pup Harley had to be put down over the weekend. She was a 15yr old rescue Collie/Mountain cross, and we knew that there likely wasn't long left, but it doesn't make it any easier at all. Aimee didn't give me the news until I was home, as she knew I wouldn't have enjoyed the weekend and there was nothing to be done. But I'm so gutted that I couldn't say goodbye and give her a cuddle. Not ashamed to admit I cried my eyes out when I found out. RIP Har, I'll miss you so much.

Wasn't able to play much poker today due to a combination of sadness and the remnants of a massive hangover, but will hopefully get back at it tomorrow. Won about a buy-in in 900 hands or so.

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Old 11-28-2017, 02:48 PM   #427
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Came home to the saddest news that our pup Harley had to be put down over the weekend. She was a 15yr old rescue Collie/Mountain cross, and we knew that there likely wasn't long left, but it doesn't make it any easier at all. Aimee didn't give me the news until I was home, as she knew I wouldn't have enjoyed the weekend and there was nothing to be done. But I'm so gutted that I couldn't say goodbye and give her a cuddle. Not ashamed to admit I cried my eyes out when I found out. RIP Har, I'll miss you so much.
Feel for you, though I think it would be even worse to have to experience the moment when you gotta say goodbye and know for sure that's the last moment together.
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:56 AM   #428
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This is uncalled for. No one comes into your thread saying 5b jamming 76hh SBvsEP is probably not a good idea. To each his own. Nit/spazztard, at the end of the day everyone is just clicking buttons.
Missed this response originally, but the last sentence is truth. Let's all be friends.

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Feel for you, though I think it would be even worse to have to experience the moment when you gotta say goodbye and know for sure that's the last moment together.
Yeah maybe you're right man. It would have been tough for sure, it just kills me knowing I won't see her again.

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Graph from today. Played well for the most part, with no massive punts that I can recall. The games don't appear to be great at the moment, but fingers crossed they will pick up in December with all the time people have off work.

1) Merked by reggish guy

    Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37878158

    Hero (BTN): $507.50 (101.5 bb)
    SB: $1,399 (279.8 bb)
    BB: $585.33 (117.1 bb)
    CO: $918.95 (183.8 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q T
    CO folds, Hero raises to $12.50, SB folds, BB raises to $50, Hero calls $37.50

    Flop: ($102.50) 6 4 J (2 players)
    BB bets $42.42, Hero calls $42.42

    Turn: ($187.34) 3 (2 players)
    BB bets $78.05, Hero calls $78.05

    River: ($343.44) A (2 players)
    BB checks, Hero bets $337.03 and is all-in, BB calls $337.03

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    2) Coolering big rec

      Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37878159

      Hero (BTN): $531.71 (106.3 bb)
      SB: $1,207.89 (241.6 bb)
      BB: $1,175.76 (235.2 bb)
      UTG: $502.15 (100.4 bb)
      MP: $500 (100 bb)
      CO: $724.48 (144.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $15, CO folds, Hero raises to $45, SB calls $42.50, BB folds, MP calls $30

      Flop: ($140) 8 J K (3 players)
      SB checks, MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($140) T (3 players)
      SB bets $68.50, MP calls $68.50, Hero raises to $184.68, SB calls $116.18, MP folds

      River: ($577.86) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $302.03 and is all-in, SB calls $302.03

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      3) Nice to be on the good side of this hand for a change

        Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37878161

        BTN: $558.79 (111.8 bb)
        SB: $595.32 (119.1 bb)
        Hero (BB): $500 (100 bb)
        CO: $976.19 (195.2 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is BB with A A
        CO folds, BTN raises to $13.20, SB folds, Hero raises to $52.50, BTN calls $39.30

        Flop: ($107.50) 4 A 8 (2 players)
        Hero bets $32.86, BTN calls $32.86

        Turn: ($173.22) 3 (2 players)
        Hero checks, BTN bets $108.34, Hero calls $108.34

        River: ($389.90) 9 (2 players)
        Hero checks, BTN bets $365.09 and is all-in, Hero calls $306.30 and is all-in

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        As an aside, I'm looking to sell around 50% of my action for Friday's Highroller 13 on Stars ($2100 6-max) at 1.09 which seems a fair price given the fields in these things. 10% is $229, PM me if interested and for details of where to send.

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        Old 11-30-2017, 11:32 AM   #429
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        Short session today with some nice heat and plenty of spice from the player pool. Tables were way more rec heavy today, which is nice. Hopefully that carries on into December. Closed out November at +$16k, 33k hands.

        1) Weirdest line from a reg

          Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37878846

          BTN: $546.90 (109.4 bb)
          SB: $579.02 (115.8 bb)
          Hero (BB): $984.43 (196.9 bb)
          UTG: $517.03 (103.4 bb)
          MP: $451.94 (90.4 bb)
          CO: $620.20 (124 bb)

          Preflop: Hero is BB with 7 8
          UTG raises to $11, MP calls $11, 3 folds, Hero calls $6

          Flop: ($35.50) 6 Q 8 (3 players)
          Hero checks, UTG checks, MP checks

          Turn: ($35.50) 8 (3 players)
          Hero bets $21.53, UTG calls $21.53, MP calls $21.53

          River: ($100.09) 7 (3 players)
          Hero checks, UTG checks, MP bets $30, Hero raises to $138.39, UTG raises to $484.50 and is all-in, MP folds, Hero calls $346.11

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          Still looking to sell action for the $2k 6-max tomorrow if anyone is interested.

          Ciao
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          Old 11-30-2017, 12:02 PM   #430
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          assuming you vb flushes+ vs fish and only call fullhouse+ vs his jam, his bluff isnt tooo bad no?
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          Old 11-30-2017, 12:07 PM   #431
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          nice month, pm'd for the action
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          Old 11-30-2017, 12:11 PM   #432
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          assuming you vb flushes+ vs fish and only call fullhouse+ vs his jam, his bluff isnt tooo bad no?
          I mean just think about the decision points in the hand that he has to take to get to this point with QQ or 78. I just don't think he gets to have any raises after checking flop/river here.
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          Old 11-30-2017, 12:12 PM   #433
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          nice month, pm'd for the action
          Thanks bro, will be in touch.
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          Old 11-30-2017, 12:29 PM   #434
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          Pm sent. Gl
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          Old 11-30-2017, 02:10 PM   #435
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          Closed out November at +$16k, 33k hands.
          Impressive results, wp
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          Old 12-07-2017, 02:16 PM   #436
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          Impressive results, wp
          Thanks man, you too

          Been getting stomped so far this month at zoom, down around 6.5k in 7k hands and seemingly unable to get a winner to showdown. Thankfully I've done very well again in the Crypto streets and was able to ship an MTT today for 3.5k, so I'm still up a little on the month.

          Sorry for the short post, but I'll do a proper update tomorrow when I have time. Thanks for reading anyway!
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          Old 12-07-2017, 04:44 PM   #437
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          hard to do bad in the crypto streets
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          Old 12-09-2017, 10:59 AM   #438
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          hard to do bad in the crypto streets
          Fortunately for the pokersphere, you're not wrong!

          Actually think Crypto is low key the best thing thing to happen to poker since pre-BF. So much gambley, disposable income floating around right now, a lot of which is probably hidden from partners/significant others. Without sounding like too much of a plutomaniac, that's gotta be good for the games, right?

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          MTD so far, which hasn't been smooth sailing at the zoom tables. The games are surprisingly terrible for December and I've been running into the nuts a lot, as well as not playing super well. It's given me a nice opportunity to PIO my face off though, and I feel like I'm in a really good place now with some spots that were previously giving me trouble. I still find SB BvB spots really troublesome, but I've discovered some nice tricks for simplifying flop/turn strategy there.

          Was able to ship back to back MTTs on stars this week, for about $10k total. One of the binks was a Bounty Builder, and sometimes you 'win' a Bounty Builder, but don't really win due to running bad in bounty spots. This one I really ****ing WON. My Bounty was 9x the second biggest at tournament close, which was super fun.

          Won't go too in depth with the Crypto stuff, as it seems you can't get near a PGC right now without being inundated in the stuff. Needless to say, it's gone pretty well. I'm almost entirely out of BTC at this point, and hoping for some good future entry points. May end up regretting the decision to get out now, but I wasn't comfortable having so much of my net invested in such a highly fluctuating asset. I've done really well out of it by any possible means of assessment, and am now looking to diversify and hopefully catch some smaller risk/ROI waves in other areas. Still a big proponent for Ripple and Dash, and have high hopes for both of these.

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          Hands

          1) V Loose aggro reg

            Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37886091

            BTN: $531.12 (106.2 bb)
            SB: $562 (112.4 bb)
            BB: $846.35 (169.3 bb)
            UTG: $410.94 (82.2 bb)
            Hero (MP): $1,037 (207.4 bb)
            CO: $818.73 (163.7 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is MP with K K
            UTG folds, Hero raises to $12.50, CO raises to $42.50, 3 folds, Hero raises to $115, CO calls $72.50

            Flop: ($237.50) 5 4 9 (2 players)
            Hero bets $88.40, CO calls $88.40

            Turn: ($414.30) 8 (2 players)
            Hero bets $152.50, CO calls $152.50

            River: ($719.30) 3 (2 players)
            Hero bets $681.10 and is all-in, CO calls $462.83 and is all-in

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            2) GG money

              Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37886092

              BTN: $500 (100 bb)
              Hero (SB): $1,065.92 (213.2 bb)
              BB: $617.62 (123.5 bb)
              UTG: $502.50 (100.5 bb)
              MP: $600 (120 bb)
              CO: $1,293.91 (258.8 bb)

              Preflop: Hero is SB with 9 T
              2 folds, CO raises to $15, BTN folds, Hero raises to $55, BB folds, CO calls $40

              Flop: ($115) 6 K 7 (2 players)
              Hero bets $34.72, CO calls $34.72

              Turn: ($184.44) Q (2 players)
              Hero bets $164.88, CO calls $164.88

              River: ($514.20) 2 (2 players)
              Hero bets $352.90, CO calls $352.90

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              3) Rare win vs punt

                Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37886094

                Hero (BTN): $571.50 (114.3 bb)
                SB: $513 (102.6 bb)
                BB: $1,232.29 (246.5 bb)
                UTG: $210.13 (42 bb)
                MP: $2,577.05 (515.4 bb)
                CO: $618.18 (123.6 bb)

                Preflop: Hero is BTN with T K
                3 folds, Hero raises to $12.50, SB raises to $45, BB folds, Hero calls $32.50

                Flop: ($95) 7 Q 2 (2 players)
                SB bets $30, Hero calls $30

                Turn: ($155) K (2 players)
                SB bets $118.56, Hero calls $118.56

                River: ($392.12) 9 (2 players)
                SB bets $319.44 and is all-in, Hero calls $319.44

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                Tournaments and investments keeping me well afloat this month, but hopefully we can turn it around and close out the year strong!

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                Old 12-11-2017, 11:59 AM   #439
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                Can't believe I only found this thread a few days ago, sad now I'm up to date!

                Great mix of HHs, crypto and writing! GG

                Gl getting out of the cashgame downswing!
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                Old 12-11-2017, 07:43 PM   #440
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                Can't believe I only found this thread a few days ago, sad now I'm up to date!

                Great mix of HHs, crypto and writing! GG

                Gl getting out of the cashgame downswing!
                Hey, thanks a lot. I appreciate you taking the time to read through it all!

                I'm sure we'll be out of it in no time, just gotta put the hours in. I've been feeling really ill the past 2 days, so haven't felt motivated or in the right frame of mind to play much. Hopefully it clears up asap, as I've got a lot on in December I don't wanna miss.
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                Old 12-13-2017, 10:25 AM   #441
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                Liked the first five pages very much
                Ill try to catch up but time is short - especially these days.
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                Liked the first five pages very much
                Ill try to catch up but time is short - especially these days.
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                Hey, thanks for reading. It's quite a long read, so take your time. Good to have you!

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                Graph since last update. Still spewing a bit more than I should be, but made some significant preflop adjustments to my overall strat, which I'm working through. V happy with them though, and should make me more difficult to play against.

                Some nice (mostly) strat free hands for the thread:

                1) Absolute bliss

                  Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                  Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37894470

                  BTN: $1,748.22 (349.6 bb)
                  SB: $280.51 (56.1 bb)
                  BB: $1,054.28 (210.9 bb)
                  Hero (UTG): $1,025.96 (205.2 bb)
                  MP: $646.69 (129.3 bb)
                  CO: $423.93 (84.8 bb)

                  Preflop: Hero is UTG with J J
                  Hero raises to $12.50, MP calls $12.50, CO folds, BTN raises to $60, 2 folds, Hero calls $47.50, MP calls $47.50

                  Flop: ($187.50) 7 7 2 (3 players)
                  Hero checks, MP bets $90, BTN calls $90, Hero calls $90

                  Turn: ($457.50) J (3 players)
                  Hero checks, MP bets $240, BTN calls $240, Hero calls $240

                  River: ($1,177.50) 2 (3 players)
                  Hero checks, MP bets $256.69 and is all-in, BTN calls $256.69, Hero raises to $635.96 and is all-in, BTN folds

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                  2) Close eyes, execute call

                    Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37894471

                    Hero (BTN): $519.27 (103.9 bb)
                    SB: $604.37 (120.9 bb)
                    BB: $159.44 (31.9 bb)
                    UTG: $532.20 (106.4 bb)
                    MP: $2,097.21 (419.4 bb)
                    CO: $505 (101 bb)

                    Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9 9
                    3 folds, Hero raises to $12.50, SB raises to $604.37 and is all-in, BB folds, Hero calls $506.77 and is all-in

                    Flop: ($1,043.54) Q 2 Q (2 players, 2 are all-in)
                    Turn: ($1,043.54) 7 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
                    River: ($1,043.54) J (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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                    3) Bliss again

                      Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37894472

                      BTN: $514.50 (102.9 bb)
                      SB: $531.53 (106.3 bb)
                      BB: $500 (100 bb)
                      UTG: $522.94 (104.6 bb)
                      Hero (MP): $705.66 (141.1 bb)
                      CO: $792.92 (158.6 bb)

                      Preflop: Hero is MP with T T
                      UTG folds, Hero raises to $12.50, CO folds, BTN raises to $40, 2 folds, Hero calls $27.50

                      Flop: ($87.50) 2 6 5 (2 players)
                      Hero checks, BTN bets $28.73, Hero calls $28.73

                      Turn: ($144.96) A (2 players)
                      Hero checks, BTN bets $48.27, Hero calls $48.27

                      River: ($241.50) T (2 players)
                      Hero checks, BTN bets $397.50 and is all-in, Hero calls $397.50

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                      4) Potential blowup / #strat

                        Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37894473

                        BTN: $510.27 (102.1 bb)
                        SB: $507.50 (101.5 bb)
                        BB: $543.38 (108.7 bb)
                        UTG: $752.56 (150.5 bb)
                        Hero (MP): $603.44 (120.7 bb)
                        CO: $614.67 (122.9 bb)

                        Preflop: Hero is MP with T A
                        UTG folds, Hero raises to $12.50, 2 folds, SB raises to $50.90, BB folds, Hero calls $38.40

                        Flop: ($106.80) 5 3 J (2 players)
                        SB bets $35.90, Hero calls $35.90

                        Turn: ($178.60) 9 (2 players)
                        SB checks, Hero checks

                        River: ($178.60) T (2 players)
                        SB bets $124.68, Hero raises to $516.64, SB folds

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                        5) Nobody ever folds here when you're having a losing day

                          Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
                          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37894474

                          Hero (BTN): $515 (103 bb)
                          SB: $507.50 (101.5 bb)
                          BB: $510 (102 bb)
                          MP: $525 (105 bb)
                          CO: $1,011.79 (202.4 bb)

                          Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9 T
                          2 folds, Hero raises to $12.50, SB folds, BB raises to $60, Hero calls $47.50

                          Flop: ($122.50) 2 3 8 (2 players)
                          BB bets $59.75, Hero calls $59.75

                          Turn: ($242) A (2 players)
                          BB checks, Hero bets $78.87, BB calls $78.87

                          River: ($399.74) A (2 players)
                          BB checks, Hero bets $316.38 and is all-in, BB calls $311.38 and is all-in

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                          6) Pretty horrible when he jams river and I have this hand, but w/e GG money

                            Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37894475

                            BTN: $500 (100 bb)
                            SB: $607.51 (121.5 bb)
                            BB: $1,317.34 (263.5 bb)
                            UTG: $596.28 (119.3 bb)
                            Hero (MP): $500 (100 bb)
                            CO: $659.63 (131.9 bb)

                            Preflop: Hero is MP with A A
                            UTG folds, Hero raises to $12.50, CO folds, BTN raises to $40, 2 folds, Hero calls $27.50

                            Flop: ($87.50) 2 6 T (2 players)
                            Hero checks, BTN bets $42.25, Hero calls $42.25

                            Turn: ($172) A (2 players)
                            Hero checks, BTN bets $84.50, Hero calls $84.50

                            River: ($341) J (2 players)
                            Hero checks, BTN bets $333.25 and is all-in, Hero calls $333.25 and is all-in

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                            In other news; RIIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPLLE

                            There was a time when I had like 60% of my net invested in this little bastard. I'm nowhere near as over-extended anymore, but still had a good chunk of XRP, so it's been really nice getting the 300% ROI over the past few days. Ethereum and Dash both doing really well by any normal parameters too, so a lot of things going in the right direction. Just need to keep winning at the cash tables for the MTT/cash/Crypto trifecta month.

                            Thanks for reading, take it easy
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                            Hey bud, nice job on ripple, almost even in BTC terms now for the last few months On a serious note, I honestly think it's a really cool project, a genuine obvious use for blockchain technology (where lots of projects genuinely would be better with old school databases), massive corporate endorsement which is huge, etc.
                            Aside from the token escrow, which is kind of whatever, just delaying the trust problem, every article I've read seems to be a case of FS adopting the tech but not the token itself? Was recently at a Google Ventures talk where they mentioned they invested in the company, but not the token. Like it genuinely seems possible that Ripple tech itself could be adopted across the board without the token gaining in utility, since as I understand it the token is just to provide liquidity?
                            I've never been able to find a good explain like i'm 5 description of the purpose of the token itself, which has stopped me pulling the trigger. If you've read one or could explain it yourself i'd deffo appreciate it, and might even contribute to the pump
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                            Hey bud, nice job on ripple, almost even in BTC terms now for the last few months On a serious note, I honestly think it's a really cool project, a genuine obvious use for blockchain technology (where lots of projects genuinely would be better with old school databases), massive corporate endorsement which is huge, etc.
                            Aside from the token escrow, which is kind of whatever, just delaying the trust problem, every article I've read seems to be a case of FS adopting the tech but not the token itself? Was recently at a Google Ventures talk where they mentioned they invested in the company, but not the token. Like it genuinely seems possible that Ripple tech itself could be adopted across the board without the token gaining in utility, since as I understand it the token is just to provide liquidity?
                            I've never been able to find a good explain like i'm 5 description of the purpose of the token itself, which has stopped me pulling the trigger. If you've read one or could explain it yourself i'd deffo appreciate it, and might even contribute to the pump
                            Haha, fortunately I was in on a lot of the BTC action too. So needle deflected :P

                            Current guesswork on the XRP token stuff, is that banks will only use XRP to the extent that they need it to cover the transaction fees for their use of the Ripple network. But, if any of those IOU:XRP become liquid enough and banks can find a way to hedge their long exposure to XRP, then market makers may offer the IOU:XRP cross for banks to use in day-to-day pathfinding. Order flow goes to liquidity and if the IOU:XRP cross is liquid enough then it will get used.

                            Outside of the FIs, Ripple are very actively pursuing strategies (such as xRapid) that allow XRP to be used as a settlement currency, without the requirement for banks to hold XRP. Even if banks choose not to hold XRP, there are massive incentives for companies like Uber/AirBNB to hold a currency used as a settlement currency, because you can acquire it so cheaply.
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                            Subbing. Enjoying the updates, gl
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                            Definitely sold all my XRP a week ago. :')
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                            Haha, fortunately I was in on a lot of the BTC action too. So needle deflected :P

                            Current guesswork on the XRP token stuff, is that banks will only use XRP to the extent that they need it to cover the transaction fees for their use of the Ripple network. But, if any of those IOU:XRP become liquid enough and banks can find a way to hedge their long exposure to XRP, then market makers may offer the IOU:XRP cross for banks to use in day-to-day pathfinding. Order flow goes to liquidity and if the IOU:XRP cross is liquid enough then it will get used.

                            Outside of the FIs, Ripple are very actively pursuing strategies (such as xRapid) that allow XRP to be used as a settlement currency, without the requirement for banks to hold XRP. Even if banks choose not to hold XRP, there are massive incentives for companies like Uber/AirBNB to hold a currency used as a settlement currency, because you can acquire it so cheaply.
                            Makes sense, really good answer. So xRapid is basically a way to have zero forex fees if I'm reading it correctly? I'll need to read more about the terms of the escrow, but maybe it's time to get some ripple exposure. I've been reading about it forever, but also unfortunately began in crypto by following large amounts of crypto rotbags on twitter who hate it just because it's not decentralised and because it deals with the big bad corporations, etc etc, and never quite got round to understanding it properly.
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                            @Plastic

                            The other consideration, which is why I don't want a long position on ripple is that if in the future we see a decentralised currency like Bitcoin take over the world, banks and their operations will become fossilised within the history books, along with Ripple imo.

                            OFC this is talking 10-100 years down the track and has absolutely no relevance to short positions on Ripple. But I suppose it's food for thought?
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                            Subbing. Enjoying the updates, gl
                            Thanks man, you too.

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                            Definitely sold all my XRP a week ago. :')
                            FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUARK

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                            Makes sense, really good answer. So xRapid is basically a way to have zero forex fees if I'm reading it correctly? I'll need to read more about the terms of the escrow, but maybe it's time to get some ripple exposure. I've been reading about it forever, but also unfortunately began in crypto by following large amounts of crypto rotbags on twitter who hate it just because it's not decentralised and because it deals with the big bad corporations, etc etc, and never quite got round to understanding it properly.
                            Yeah there's so much hate in the Cryptosphere for anything that isn't 'pure' Crypto. Yeah Ripple does support modernisation of the big institutions, but IMO anyone that really believes that the World Order are just going to let go of the massive pound of flesh they have in the banking industry, and we're all going to live in this charge free, forex free Crypto world any time soon is dreaming.

                            Crypto only gets a seat at the table through short term integration with the financial norm. Long term, decentralised world currency might actually be a thing, but its surely a long and iterative process to get there.

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                            The other consideration, which is why I don't want a long position on ripple is that if in the future we see a decentralised currency like Bitcoin take over the world, banks and their operations will become fossilised within the history books, along with Ripple imo.

                            OFC this is talking 10-100 years down the track and has absolutely no relevance to short positions on Ripple. But I suppose it's food for thought?
                            Pretty much responded to this above^
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                            Today was fairly smooth sailing throughout. Games were amazing when they kicked off this morning, but went downhill a bit this afternoon. Having the same issue as a few others I've spoken to lately, in that I'm becoming way sidetracked by Crypto, as the money making opportunities are just unreal right now. I made considerably more in 1 week of Crypto trading than I made in October/November from poker, which is ridiculous. Absolute epitome of first world problems, but I need to make the most of this bandwagon while it lasts, so will be continuing to slack in my poker volume.

                            Gonna take a leaf out of others books and donate $500 to charity this month. Will make it up to $1000 if I make $5k+ at the tables this month. Currently at -$2k, so wish me some run good in the final two weeks of the year.

                            Taking suggestions on charities, if anyone has any? I've previously donated through various effective altruism suggested charities, and also to The Water Project.

                            1) rec

                              Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
                              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37895471

                              BTN: $476.68 (95.3 bb)
                              Hero (SB): $517.06 (103.4 bb)
                              BB: $500 (100 bb)
                              MP: $1,365.41 (273.1 bb)
                              CO: $596.51 (119.3 bb)

                              Preflop: Hero is SB with T T
                              MP raises to $15, CO calls $15, BTN folds, Hero raises to $70, BB folds, MP calls $55, CO calls $55

                              Flop: ($215) T 9 K (3 players)
                              Hero bets $69.96, MP calls $69.96, CO folds

                              Turn: ($354.92) 4 (2 players)
                              Hero bets $120, MP calls $120

                              River: ($594.92) Q (2 players)
                              Hero bets $257.10 and is all-in, MP calls $257.10

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                              2) rec

                                Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                                Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37895472

                                BTN: $516.22 (103.2 bb)
                                SB: $495 (99 bb)
                                BB: $519.82 (104 bb)
                                UTG: $500 (100 bb)
                                MP: $565.34 (113.1 bb)
                                Hero (CO): $992.64 (198.5 bb)

                                Preflop: Hero is CO with 5 7
                                2 folds, Hero raises to $12.50, BTN folds, SB calls $10, BB folds

                                Flop: ($30) T Q 4 (2 players)
                                SB checks, Hero bets $9.41, SB calls $9.41

                                Turn: ($48.82) 2 (2 players)
                                SB checks, Hero bets $33.39, SB raises to $115, Hero calls $81.61

                                River: ($278.82) 3 (2 players)
                                SB bets $358.09 and is all-in, Hero calls $358.09

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                                3) reg

                                  Poker Stars, $2.50/$5 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
                                  Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37895473

                                  BTN: $500 (100 bb)
                                  SB: $716.16 (143.2 bb)
                                  Hero (BB): $632.07 (126.4 bb)
                                  CO: $553.76 (110.8 bb)

                                  Preflop: Hero is BB with J Q
                                  CO folds, BTN raises to $12.50, SB folds, Hero raises to $50, BTN calls $37.50

                                  Flop: ($102.50) 2 Q 3 (2 players)
                                  Hero bets $33.33, BTN calls $33.33

                                  Turn: ($169.16) Q (2 players)
                                  Hero checks, BTN bets $83.83, Hero calls $83.83

                                  River: ($336.82) 5 (2 players)
                                  Hero checks, BTN bets $332.84 and is all-in, Hero calls $332.84

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                                  Off out to a bar now to meet some friends for a whisky and some pool. Hopefully its not too busy out there with work Xmas parties and stuff.
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