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Old 12-29-2017, 12:02 AM   #26
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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!
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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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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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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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Old 01-23-2018, 09:32 PM   #39
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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
mate comeon cant really put pictures up worried what some people might do hahaha do a little bit of catfish work and you can prob find on facebook

Very very frustrating last few days grind. Had car crash ***** pile up head on collision etc sunday again. Seemed to just get coolered in almost everything and cashed about 4 tournies combined. Had the $530 BB to stop me from getting a load of bricks and heading down to a river and ran insanely good for 4 hours to get like 2k worths of bountys. Once ITM won a 70/30 then had this hand vs JoaoMatthias https://www.boomplayer.com/26622197_A8B20BF4A2

flop and turn very very standard but river i had no idea about betsize. Should probably go bigger unblocking all pairs and still having some heart combos and maybe even 9x to bluff. bet river this size without even thinking it through which is really annoying and its def a symptom of autopilotiing betting *****ween sizing like this.

had a few later cashes in the ACR late **** so ended up like -2.5k but thats sundays i guess

monday was super stressful grind had **** ton of arguements with the misses for no apparent reason other then latinas guna latina im sure right now every american in playa reading this guna be sitting there nodding there head they just have no chill button whatsoever and sometimes it works well as i am pretty laid back and can generally take alot of **** without snapping. It definitly keeps things lively and you can never get bored but it just aint what you need when your 10 tabling at peak time. still ended up making 3 final tables and winning a little bit on the day, including 6th place in b215 which was fine considering i was coffined whole final table with 3 very shawtttttys that had like 3 bbs.

after the grind went to family party was like the misses grans 80th or something which was actually really good fun they payed for mariachis and was proper authentic mexican fiesta haha made me realise alot aswell i think myself i get way too tied up with poker, real life and technology and you forget what life is really all about and whats important. and after this made me really miss my family and hit home how hard it is being 5000 miles away.

played full session today and was pretttttty tilted, won one of them brawl cuunts on party for like 2.5k but ran waaaay below ev in so many spots/ and just ran into top of peoples ranges for fun. Had 4 10-15ths places including one in the Mega deep where i got q8o in on the turn vs 107cc on j1094cc for like 100 bbs and chip lead. Was like 7k up top which for a weekday is pretty tasty but unfortantely couldnt fade a shrub on the river.

probably going to skip tommorow as my s daughter was really ill today and want to be around to look after her. Also got a 1-1 with the man the myth and the legend 'goosecore!' which should be ***** awesome going to do some work on multiway pots as feel right now Im butchering ***** tons of them

Gl amigos
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It's on, like fat Pat's thong

Good luck for 2018 son

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Only just now found this. Good luck
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Prob a redundant question but how do you like it in BitB? Have heard/seen a lot of good things. (Also presume if you wanted to bash it you wouldn't do so in a public forum haha).

Seems like only yesterday we met on 2p2 as noobs looking for study buddys lol.

Best of luck in 2018 bud
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:53 PM   #43
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Good luck for 2018 son

what a fkkn show 'the thick of it' was man they need to bring that sht bk

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gracias hombre your an inspiration! read yours for like 2 years

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Prob a redundant question but how do you like it in BitB? Have heard/seen a lot of good things. (Also presume if you wanted to bash it you wouldn't do so in a public forum haha).

Seems like only yesterday we met on 2p2 as noobs looking for study buddys lol.

Best of luck in 2018 bud
hahahaa yeah that group was pretty good though had some talent. Startedd from the bottom now we ereeee etc etc then you won the mill and went all big time on us

Man Bit B is how you would imagine it, I can honestly now especially as i dont have get any financial interest as i did when i ran the Dev stable there is NO better place for an MTT guy. Coaching 2x a week plus like 2 years of content to go through, strategy forums there you just dont need anything else. Got some knowledge of other stables but if theres somewhere thats better ran then BItb il sh*t in my hands and clap. Unless your own diming it theres literally just 1 place you need to be at

right quick update for your melts had the most unremarkable week of grinding in my life. Feel like after the session with Goose made some key adjustments into my overall gameplan added some bet sizes and generally felt really good grinding.

But after bubbling the mini super tuesday (fk this absolute myth of a tournament!! ) for like 3rd week in a row that brought an end to a pretty lacklustre January overall. THink i racked up around 600 or so games and managed a winrate of around 6 bbs which considering I play like 80 ABI its actually not disaster but defintly want to improve on that. Seem to leek a ton at sub 10bbs spots which seems pretty stupid considering i grind HRC alot. and 30 bbs my game deffff needs some serious fine tuning. Probably ended up small winner over the month.

also got to put a disclaimer look I know I promised some shots fired and so far its been pretty fkking PG in here but dont worry boys there coming

Butttttt onto febuary boys BANG! haha banged in a second in b22 yesterday for like 5.5kish got my pants pulled down heads up by a $4 abi reg heads up that absolutely steam rolled me but overall positive start and good to get a lil momentum heading into sunday

Couple fun hands from yesterday

https://www.boomplayer.com/26742771_A883F396DD debated just calling river as 99.999999% sure hes bluffing, I think 9x raises flop vs 20% pot like always, and I think Jx pretty much always go bigger on river.

but was vs a random but went with v v small raise just incase he bluffs a few Q highs K high. Obviously having spades seems bad and have million better hands to continue but im alwas someone that goes with my instinct and i imagine if hes bluffing A2ss hes bluffing all his 4x aswell.

https://www.boomplayer.com/26742802_6B175C1D83 this hand was pretty annoying vs a fish. Pretty sure rivers a bluff would fold like all my 8x and x no bdfd on flop so this is basically bottom of my range besides like Qxhh. Went with this sizing to target his QQ/KK/ and Jx hands wug boys?

Heads up was pretty quick had **** load of drama happening at the time and misclicked huge in a spot with 22 on j87J where i tried to bet like 15% pot on turn Ip after flop ckck and ended up 2x potting into J8 hahaha but thats life i guess. that killed me abit then ran JJ into 108 on 101098x and lost a9<J8 for like 15 bbs and to end the dream.

Real life shtt
Been tough January, lived with the inlaws and was pretty difficult for the whole month, as a grinder and probably erryone reading this guna agree, you have to be SO selfish sometimes and. I missed a few coaching sessions as misses was sleeping next to me whole other family was asleep so couldnt make noise. my body clock wakes me up on sunday and 99% of the time I want to start kick off b162 but cant have a shower before or food as it was 5 in the morning there.

that sht just really annoys me. WHen i am grinding having people walking past talking in spanish just tilts the fk out of me obviously i am never rude and dont just stare em out or bark at em but because of it maybe I miss a timing tell or I dont recognise a bet sizing that i would if i am fully concentrated. Also iving in someone elses house just really aint the ****, and you got to go by there rules. never really felt comfortable putting long hours in on the laptop, couldnt always smoke on my 5 minute break which is a 2 year routine and in general just fked my sh*t up alot.

fast forward to last night misses has arguement with in laws while im deep in b22 and she tells me we got to be out by tonight. Im just sitting there like fuming Obviously not what you need when your playing heads up for 100 BIs or whatever. but got 2 amigos with a van who I am 90% sure had been on the piss all night and stank of cervesa and packed all our **** up in 4 hours and got set up in new house.

New house is absolutely ***** huge though its 3 bathrooms 3 bedrooms **** ton of space but no ***** balcony but still really needed our own space and hopefully poker/life wise sht starts gettin here. Spent a boatload on new stuff as was completely unfurnised and pretty much only need a new sofa and tv stand then good to go. WIll chuck some pictures up next update

Skipping next two days to get this place sorted then getting back in the streets Sunday

Ahorita vengo bitchesssss

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Old 02-25-2018, 10:48 PM   #44
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fkkkkkkk how have i not updated this in a month sorry boys! been absolutely non stop here getting house sorted, grinding, coaching your boys been putting 12 hours a day in over here!

house is nearlyyyyyy ready still not got hot water but well into cold showers now literally best way to wake up in the morning and really stimulates mind and body. Been hit with **** ton of bills and before just regular renting and airbnbing for my whole life actually feels wierd to be in the real world and had no ****ing idea how much everything costs! literally been sh*tn money out left right and centre

i also realised how much of a whale i am when it comes to DIY things. my misses absolutely hammers me but how many people reading this knows how to connect gas up to cookers and put a boiler in!? im just say to her 'babe i play poker im not a ***** plumber no wat i mean' maybe its different in mexican culture but english culture you just call someone up then sit there making them cups of teas till its ready

Poker wise febuary has actually been not a complete sht show. Probly winning like 5k or so won like 5 tournaments including uppercut for just under 10k was looking good up to the 18th then last week punted alot of it back. Had tons of sweats this including 20th in title fight on party before c ***** darwin 2 outed me for absolute heaps. Seem to be getting a ton of 5-9ths aswell but as long as im knocking on the door then eventually some cnt going to open it.

My win rates been super good this month that I am pleased about and up to 8bb per 100 over 100k hands which considering my ABI is around $80 is pretty spicey. Makeup however looking extremely spicey aswell i try not to look but probably up to like 35k now but thats one good sunday and still feel super pumped to grind everyday.

need to get some more shots going in this thread but always forget in game to tag stuff and actually make a note. Going to try to update this at least 3 times a week going forward now im not trying to be Bob the fkn builder everyday
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:26 AM   #45
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haha always enjoy the cheeky updates gl grinding it out
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:04 AM   #46
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It always feels like the mtts blogs go like this: every month up 5-10k and then there is the „still a ton in markup“ thrown in there somwhere^^
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:09 AM   #47
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haha always enjoy the cheeky updates gl grinding it out
thankyou man still trying to work your stars name out haha

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It always feels like the mtts blogs go like this: every month up 5-10k and then there is the „still a ton in markup“ thrown in there somwhere^^
yeah its the life of mtter i guess, occupational hazard, 35k does not bother me too much though have been up to like 46 before and i was only playing 30 dollar abi 500 bi downswings pretty standard. Would obviously be nice to get regular income and something more sustainable but to get to play a game you love, at hours that suit you, anywhere in the world you dont mind giving up that security. Its hard now basically providing for a kid and a family and def not firing all the 500s i can get get my hands on if i was just doing it for myself

Quick sunday update from last night. had 20 hour grind had absolute blast run stacks up everywhere was pumping people all day long ton of 20ths again, including couple 30k+ tournies had 12th in sunday rebuy that I absolutely played 100% a game all the way through. Literally looked at it today made no mistakes for 4 hours played super solid. Then 'ukrainekid' loses his fkn mind and r.c 55 for 22 bigs btn vs bb.. obv for chips its probably winning but 12 left he wants to jump off a bridge somwhere in Kiev. Crazy how much regs underestimate ICM f2tables

last tble of the night was ACR milly that ran for ****ing ages, got into the money and got up to about 100 bigs in 10 minutes. Pt4 conked out and went to bed at about 10pm here so dont have the HH but played 2 really cool pots

Hand 1

89hh open 2.1x off 40 at 3k/6k 50bbs deep from mp folds to BB he 3bets to 6.3x almost exactly. Not loving it but vs sizing think calling prob fine even vs nutted ranges with very few bluffs 50x deep we can make it work i think

K95hdx he bets 50% pretty quick we call, think its super close without heart as pretty hard to find bluffs pre/ hands that dont hit this board but with heart nd vs half pot im ok calling

7d turn check check

4d river he blocks like 25% pot pretty quickly. I jam which i think is pretty cool, dont expect him to slowplay AA/Ak on turn very often when spr like 1.3 or so and def expect those hands to go for bigger size on the river so think his range def capped on river. also hard for us to find many bluffs other then suited 9x as would fold braodways on flop given v shallow spr. i have like all the set combos and kxdd aswell. he tanked like a minute a folded dont think there is better feeling in poker tbh haha

next big hand open 76cc from mp and get it in vs cold caller on 984cc vs 99 for absolute chunks. Bang a 4 off on the turn to shower him and get absoulte chunksssss

hand 3

fishy gringo geezer opens 2x in mp we 3bet a3cc from co. Would mix here between flat and 3bet w these suited Aces and generally 3bet the a2-a4s to fold out all the better aces and flat like a5s+. We 3bet 3.2x he calls pretty quick

A85sss he checks. Had no ***** clue wt to do. Dont think he has too many offsuit hands in flatting range so not many hands to deny equity too. giving 66/77 w a spade a free turn probably not great. Maybe betting like 15% pot what you got here guys? gunna have a look at PIO on this one

Js turn he bombs like 80% like 132k into 170k. Felt super bluffy in game, like i said dont expect him to flat much offsuit kxs hands besides maybe kqo but so few combos, and like 10s10h not looking to put that much money in so hes super polar on turn to like Qs+ Think my hand pretty trivial call,

Kd river, he checks and i jammed like 200k into 480 and he folded after like 5 seconds. think jam way better then check given he will have no slowplays on this river and he has almost no calling range and want to fold out some like q10hh or KJ if he ever has that for some reason

so 1/43 dream was ***** on boys, cruise along for another 2 hours or so. final 2 tables was 6/18. And then lost every hand one really annoying one where i made a exploitative river size vs someone that would not let me get away with it. Bet 78 on k964K for like 60% to target the a highs and q highs and other worse air but got called pretty quickly by a10hh. Pretty sure 60% sizing is just bull**** here and not a thing and should be block or big bet so pretty annoyed with that. not sure about his bluff catch having a 10 cant be great but fk it

Ended up losing few hands generally not having any spots then jamming ajo from btn for 13 bigs into BB kings to FT bubble for 9600. Obviously not ideal when first place 177000 was upset but actually very impressed with how i took it especially after 20 hour grind. Think having played for 3 years pretty battle hardened now, considering the last 3 18ths i have had in these life changers and theres no way you can just be a robot about this ****, its natural to be upset but today woke up and just went about my **** as normal.

need to sort my PT4 out then get some sleep back in the streets tommorow. prob not one person still reading at this point shots guarenteed boys
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:12 AM   #48
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Glad i found this thread, LOL’ed couple times already and in for much more go gettem brooksy
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:53 AM   #49
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Def read it all, very entertaining. 46k mu with 30abi sounds ****ing crazy, gl
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:30 AM   #50
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I'm reading. It's entertaining.
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