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Old 12-29-2017, 12:02 AM   #26
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Re: 2018 now or never MTT mid-high BITB warrior

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Interesting reads. Im going to keep trying to check in, I like your story so far. Im an aspiring grinder myself and Im looking to set some reasonable, tangible 2018 poker goals for myself. Id like to stream on twitch, possibly by years end?
GL to you sir, Ill follow as I can Also would possibly be down for some review or coaching sesh when or if time allows. Good content.
thankyou man! good luck with the grind whats main goals you wanna achieve? yeah i love coaching alot, when i was like 19 was probably one of youngest qualified level 3 tennis coachs in UK (like 7 years ago but yeah ) but enjoy it alot and before was mentor/coach for Bit B development stable. One of biggest misconceptions people have is they dont actually realise that actually being very good at doing something yourself is WAY different skill set than being able to actually explain it and help someone else learn it themselves. Never really commited to doing much coaching outside Bit B as with the kid and working 60 hours plus working on my game and getting gym have so little free time but hit me up if your interested can work something out and talk hourly rate or w.e.

after posting monday ended up getting like 3 hours sleep and felt so groggy so thought fk it and skipped grind yesterday. Ended up binge watching Sons of anarchy and did maybe like 3 hours study. Good friend of mine evidencesk (who got PGC im pretty sure) ended up doing a stream for like 4 of us which was pretty cool its crazy how good seeing things in real time and doing something interactive like that makes learning and picking stuff up so much easier then sitting crunching numbers in the lab

i think its probably like one of best learning tools and Bit B recently started do a weekly one for the guys for all the high stakes stuff on Tuesday. But the main problem is besides the doug polks of this world or guys that genuinely trying to build a brand in poker, the MTT guys on twitch just all kind of train wrecks Obviously besides tonka (shoutout tonka)

to be honest i cant really knock them as im sure the guys with stars deals probably make at least double what i do, not profit but with the commercial side of subs/sponsers donations etc. If i am grinding my girlfriend can very rarely get one word out of me, the fact they can sit and answer questions talk **** and have banter in the chat is impressive dont get me wrong, but they just cant donate the same amount of focus that others can. Look i get it, beginners or micro stakes guys they prob get alot from it and i think they probably beneficial to poker growth n sh*t but alot of them.... ahhh il just end it there

righttttt got back to grind today skipped all the high 2 day stuff as got family party tommorow night and mostly played abit smaller and skipped most stuff over $215. Had deep run in uppercut on party and was like 2/12 and the 10 bags up top was looking v v spicey, then just got recked everyhand had few spots where i Bet folded river with bottom of my value range and double barreled a few times n got a bad river to empty the clip on. One spot i raised 78hh from bb vs sb open and 1/3 on qq5h ended up getting 3bet needed all the self restraint i had not to float was amazing field so went lower varience and let it go but mostly its w.e was just very standard stuff. Hit the showers in 8th i think lost a10o<109o for like 13 bbs AIP.

got family party tommorow and i think saturday having one last piss up in london so depending how messy that gets probably playing new years eve then flying back to Monterrey new years day

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Old 12-29-2017, 12:58 AM   #27
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for the non english guys or if the misses is reading this piss up= having a civilised couple of beers
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:43 AM   #28
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Hello theBigdog09, I will be accompanying you too!
A lot of success for you!
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:50 PM   #29
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Hello theBigdog09, I will be accompanying you too!
A lot of success for you!
ty very much bro!

whats happening boys and girls going to do quick update as havent been online for 5 or 6 days. Not played a single hand of poker as was super busy last days in London then new years day i flew back out to monterrey. was like 30 hours in total managed to book the connecting flight about 8 hours after the first one, its insane the amount of hurt i put myself through to save money on flights It is beyond ***** cold out here its unreal makes london feel like the bahamas. But good to be back with my 2 favorite people.

probably getting back in the MTT streets tommorow going to run some spots today and watch a couple of coaches try get back into the rhytm of grinding day in day out. going to be first day of 2018 and looking to start with a bang
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:33 AM   #30
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Re: 2018 now or never MTT mid-high BITB warrior

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was like 30 hours in total managed to book the connecting flight about 8 hours after the first one, its insane the amount of hurt i put myself through to save money on flights
The amount of times i've made this error is ridiculous!

Something in the brain just says it'll be a good idea to save the $$ but those hours spent in transit are a disaster.

I try and think of my hourly now and usually spend the extra cash. On the promise that i'll work the hours that I save to pay for it.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:43 PM   #31
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I like your vibe even though i dont understand why you should care what your parents think about you (you seem to have a good relationship with them and i assume thats the reason but as long as you feel alright with yourself then it shouldnt matter)

I hope you ll have a successful 2018
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:53 PM   #32
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The amount of times i've made this error is ridiculous!

Something in the brain just says it'll be a good idea to save the $$ but those hours spent in transit are a disaster.

I try and think of my hourly now and usually spend the extra cash. On the promise that i'll work the hours that I save to pay for it.
haha we are all nits deep down! i always say to myself next time just book normal times. get to next time and im booking return flight at 6am i did get to spend a few hours in cancun though so wasent a complete sh*t show

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I like your vibe even though i dont understand why you should care what your parents think about you (you seem to have a good relationship with them and i assume thats the reason but as long as you feel alright with yourself then it shouldnt matter)

I hope you ll have a successful 2018
mucho gracias amigo, yh its not so much that i am worried they look down on what i do but more they can look on it and be proud. like i said i played kind of high level in like 3 sports when i was a kid and i always think that my dad took alot of pride in that and i think universally the one thing people strive for is to make their parents proud. They have seen how i can support myself through doing this so its not caring in the way i dont want them to think im broke/degenerate or waster or whatever

grinded today for first time back here, kind of whatever day spent the whole time calling down good bluff catchers and caught about 0 bluffs all day had flush over flush for huge pot vs a whale in the 215 psko which left bitter taste in my mouth. Ended up skipping 2k thrill as feel tiny bit rusty with everything. Only lost a like a bag of sand but feeling super pumped to get back to the streets tommorow

partypoker - 0/0 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: 38.89 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
CO: 30.92 BB (VPIP: 15.79, PFR: 15.79, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 19)
BTN: 38.06 BB (VPIP: 15.79, PFR: 10.53, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 19)
SB: 51.3 BB (VPIP: 12.86, PFR: 7.46, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 71)
Hero (BB): 32.29 BB
UTG: 73.81 BB (VPIP: 27.95, PFR: 17.75, 3Bet Preflop: 8.49, Hands: 624)
UTG+1: 14.14 BB (VPIP: 18.32, PFR: 10.94, 3Bet Preflop: 2.08, Hands: 133)

7 players post ante of 0.12 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.36 BB) Hero has A 5

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

Flop: (5.36 BB, 2 players) T 6 A
Hero checks, UTG bets 1.61 BB, Hero calls 1.61 BB

Turn: (8.58 BB, 2 players) 7
Hero checks, UTG checks

River: (8.58 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero bets 2.83 BB, UTG raises to 11 BB, Hero calls 8.17 BB

UTG shows T 8 (Flush, Ten High)
(Pre 46%, Flop 24%, Turn 36%)
Hero mucks A 5 (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 54%, Flop 76%, Turn 64%)
UTG wins 30.58 BB

had this hand with like 19 left of party big brawl pretty interesting. River for me i think is block or big bet spot but when he raises seems kind of tricky to find any bluffs here, would imagine broadways with 1 spade would double barrel turn given blockers alot so has to be pumping KKc or QQ w a club pretty often

but having said that i think people just massively underbluff this line and in spots where people have to get v creative to bluff should prob just overfold

going to eat something then sit and watch peppa pig for 5 hours con mija then get back to grind tommorow

gl fellas
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:26 PM   #33
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whats happening boys and girls been super busy last week or so and not really had time to update.

had much better grinding this week defintly feeling alot of confidence atm and everytime i sit down feel like I am constantly hitting that magical B game and being able to hit A game a few times.

Had pretty good sunday last week had **** ton of deep runs like 3 20ths in huge tourneys.

https://www.boomplayer.com/26480743_9E6490D193 this one stung like a jellyfish w like 23 left or so. Went with jamming pre as wouldnt really have any squeeze bluffs v 2 covering stacks and expect like 66+ aqo etc to never ever fold considering i had pretty big bounty at the time. Would prob just squeeze AA and KK not all in cause i am nice and balanced like that Lost chunks flip in title fight with 20 left but really enjoyed the grind and i dont think theres anything better in life then a sunday full of sweats.

Built a pretty deece stack in the 1k 8max had this hand https://www.boomplayer.com/26473502_FCCBE4B921 which i am super unsure about. Completely depends on what his strategy is he should defintly just call whole range or jam some of the stronger hands X% of the time and be able to jam (fabaz on stars) hes not exactly tight shall we say so think my hand prob just too good considering he 100% flats top range. Really depends if he ever jams A10/a9 Kjs or just plays pure call/fold. Should prob fold considering peoples jamming ranges here like always the pocket pairs and ran it vs range i think he jams its pretty marg so should probably conserve my stack.

Ended up losing ton of pots vs Looscontrol, probably put that guys kids through college the last 2 years then 10 of the money or so had tough river spot vs Paloma Bunchean however the fk you spell it. Cant find hand now but called down 3 streets with q6dd on Q54c Kc 8c. Obviously sucks on the bubble but considering its bubble of 1k id imagine he going to be overbluffing here by considerable amount. Near bubble covering everyone prob has all j10 combos a10o aswell as all the suited aces even 22/33 some freq just **** ton of bluffs that feel compelled to follow through here and add to that my hand pretty good to call not blocking any A/J/10. Unfortunately the cunnt finds KJdd and we bubble a 1k but wasent even pissed off tbh

Played the marathon aswell and believe me boys its a fkn marathon and ended up coming 5th at silly o clock for like 5k ish but overall good day. Also got through 215 main day one with like 90 bbs

Onto monday and i swear had a day where I just won every pot for about 8 hours lol maybe just had ton of nice tables and i defintly did but was like b11 standard all the way through and literally amazing for a 215. Played super exploitably all the way through and was super happy with almost every hand. One thing noticed so much in MTTs absolutely noone protects double checking ranges and had so many spots to delay bluff and had like easy 90% success rate.

Got down to 21 players and couldnt really get any momentum going, had like clear hands to call call fold and did that a few times, just standard stuff really. Made one super exploitable fold on turn vs a fish but felt pretty confident in it. Ended up 19th for around 6k ran AQ into AK Btn vs SB for like 50 bb pot. The heartbreak was actually real considering had 17th in the WCOOP version of that like 4 months ago and feel like at top end of buys ins I have defintly run way under EV. 280k is just life changing and its natural to feel disaspointed.

alright i guess every single poker player probably thinks the same but my biggest score lifetime like 40k and profit of like 260k give or take 10k and 2017 alone had like 3 final tables of sunday warm up alone without ever really getting close to winning. Cant really do anything though i guess just got to keep putting hours in keep improving and let the rest take care of itself.

was pretty proud on the tuesday I found the heart to reg again after the dramas of the night before fired up full session b44-Late super tuesday. Really enjoying putting the hours in and even on days off now I am just sitting there getting myself pumped, visualition all that bollocks haha who loves it more????

monterrey is pretty much the same, been living with the in laws as we lost the apartment that we were due to move into like 2 weeks ago which obviously isent ideal but their awesome and cool as fk so its all good. Moving into new place on 1st of febuary and its a ***** palace got like 3 huge bedrooms garden all of it. Gym been an absolute write off but had pretty bad flare up of my ACL tear like 4 years ago so being double careful will get onto it next few weeks.

Sunday tommorow and could not be more pumped then right now, will do little write up after tommorow Gl boys! Sorry for the whining!!

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Old 01-13-2018, 11:15 PM   #34
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Feels grim to not run well in the huge equity spots, I'm only playing like 11ABI at the moment but have missed out on a few 5-10k scores by a few spots, really enjoying the updates and the hand posts bud, gl gl tomorrow !
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:30 AM   #35
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Thing I find toughest about just running bad late in tourneys is that you have literally nothing to show for it. Not like you can look at your ev in PT and be like OK well at least my EV line is good...
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:02 AM   #36
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All the best for 2018 mate, will be following very closely!
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:51 PM   #37
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Feels grim to not run well in the huge equity spots, I'm only playing like 11ABI at the moment but have missed out on a few 5-10k scores by a few spots, really enjoying the updates and the hand posts bud, gl gl tomorrow !
we'l get em soon mate!

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Thing I find toughest about just running bad late in tourneys is that you have literally nothing to show for it. Not like you can look at your ev in PT and be like OK well at least my EV line is good...
yeah thats the hard thing i think. Like difference between 18th and 1st is like buying a house, pretty hard to take when that is decided by AK vs queens or whatever and its out of your hands. But the way I look at it now after last 2 yeas of hitting the post is if we play tournaments you have to be ok with varience you have to be able to take alot of pain. If you cant then go and get a 9-5 somewhere in an office. As long as the process is there, my winrates are good and I am outstudying everyone then thats good with me

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All the best for 2018 mate, will be following very closely!
thankyou man!

ok quick update here, was so fknn pumped to flick in a sunday didnt even need an alarm woke up at 5:30 am was like a kid on christmas morning, regged all the way through to b215 and even later. Unfortunatelyyyyyyy we got punished to fkk dropped like 3k ish had deep runs in the sunday warm up and the Title fight but no fkn dice

made thinnish r.c (a10o 21bbs co vs sb) in sunday warm up with like 50 left vs Kaggis but vs that guy not folding even if he shows me AK thought his jamming range would be all the suited aces aswell as j10s,q10s,k10s at like 100% freq so imagine its def going to be fine. Lost a flip after that then ran AJ into queens b on b for like 12 bbs or so

title fight v similar story went down to 15 bbs and lost flip nothing exciting

Skipped monday as had **** ton of stuff I had to do, woke up at 8am found £300 missing from my account that had been taken out from atm 2 hours ago. They got me boys card cloned everything puts me in such a **** spot here without bank card, no gringos to trade money with and really really hate not being independant.

had to go to ex landlords place over here to pick some stuff up we forgot in last gaff, had the address gave it to a taxi driver and straight away he gives me a look and goes 'estas seguro??' which basically translates to 'are you out of your mind? are you fkn sure mate?'. 30 minutes later rock up at this house in middle of a ***** barrio im thinking SURELY this probably not the place. Get sized up by about 20 hombres, have a 5 minute conversation with one of the house owners who tells me they have never heard of the landlord

Talk on the phone to landlord sent him a photo, and this fker just casually says 'yeah wrong house' get another 30 minute taxi to new place this time lovely area the house looked like something out of scarface Knock on the door and talk in my most polite voice its a lady like 70 years old who looks v v sick and upset i am disturbing her, her son comes out like wtf you doing bro. Talk with him abit and he looks at the address and the guys sent me the wrong address ***** twice! apologised to the guy and probably the worst i have ever felt his mum was still upset when i left. the address was 2 minute walk away so got the papers 2 hours later and fked off back home gave the taxi driver who waited the whole time like 500 pesos.

Last 2 days won small both sessions had 6th in b27 made very very thin jam with JJ in ICM coffin spot vs tight opener and fish, was like the vvvvv bottom of what id jam unfortunately tight opener had KK. Had like 5 fts but never got anything going. Punted one of pretty spectacularily (pretty sure thats not how you spell it but im not googling it for you barstads) trippling 22 on Ak487 vs BB who just has little a little pair of sailboats in the hole

skipping today got like 3 coaching sessions to catch up on and going to try get some brownie points with the misses, then back to play tommorow
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:42 PM   #38
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Gotta be honest, after reading extremely tldr intro I'm quite disappointed there's no pictures of your Mrs Forget about these HHs, pictures of Mrs or at least some random hot Mexican chica
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