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Old 01-14-2019, 05:41 AM   #151
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Re: 2019 - BALLZ TO THE WALL

Nice results! At what point did you change your game regarding redline? As far as I remember it went pretty steady down a few years back?
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:00 AM   #152
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Daily Update - Sat 12 Jan



Last two days have been alright. Some good poker and some good study reps, getting it done. Coaching session again tomorrow which I'm hyped for, but even more hyped for leg day tomorrow.

Bought a couple books yesterday, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People finally, I'm going to have a read of it in the bathtub now.

Not much else to report. Two days left on the grind and then Tuesday I will have the day off to do whatever tf I want, eat whatever tf I want, it's my 1 day a month so I'ma go ham. My buddy's visiting from Australia so should be some antics too.

Until next time!
Looks like you've got things on lock down keep crushing man. Who are you having lessons w/?
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:42 AM   #153
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Nice results! At what point did you change your game regarding redline? As far as I remember it went pretty steady down a few years back?
Literally 1 week and 1 day ago...

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Looks like you've got things on lock down keep crushing man. Who are you having lessons w/?
Cheers m8, still spewing like a monkey at the moment because I'm adjusting to putting myself in a bunch of uncomfortable spots, something I've avoided previously. But I'm learning an insane amount very quickly so I'm pretty excited. Coach's 2+2 handle is DownandUnder.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:00 AM   #154
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Re: 2019 - BALLZ TO THE WALL

Wee update for past 8 days or so...



Been 4 tabling and focusing on all the small spots and analysing a buuunch of hands. I was instructed to start defending my straddle more and including a UTG limp range as well as isolating limpers more, so this has resulted in me playing 32/22/14.5 over that sample. Obv those stats wouldn't hold up higher up but think they're probably going to do alright at 2/4/8. My last 5 sessions have been losing in terms of EV, I'm definitely making a lot of spewy mistakes particularly on rivers still, but that's to be expected when putting myself in so many uncomfortable spots that I'd otherwise have avoided. I'm probably spending 1-2 hours a day analysing ranges in various spots and feel as though it's really helping a lot on the tables too.

I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing at least for a week or two more before considering moving up again.

In other news, I'm officially done for the day and tomorrow is my monthly cheat day wherein I am planning on going absolutely balls to the fekking wall. I'm going to eat every burger I see, drink every cocktail there is, etc etc.

Also hit the wall pretty hard in my gym session today. Feel like my body is telling me I'm out of muscle glycogen and so refeeding a bunch of carbs tomorrow will be good. Will be hypersensitive to carbs currently, so ideally a small carb refeed is best but fk it I'm going all out. Will just fast for 2 days after tomorrow.

Until next time!
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:47 PM   #155
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Lovely to run 10K above EV

Good to read that you are aware of mistakes. If what you said was correct about 1 week and 1 day, I'm pretty sure there is a lot of potential! GLGL
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:36 PM   #156
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Lovely to run 10K above EV

Good to read that you are aware of mistakes. If what you said was correct about 1 week and 1 day, I'm pretty sure there is a lot of potential! GLGL
Not actually 10k above unfortunately. There's a lot of rake not included in that, but still above is definitely nice.

And yes my game has changed a lot in just a week! I'm always a big advocate of getting coaching, as Thoreau said, "For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root!"
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:32 AM   #157
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Re: 2019 - BALLZ TO THE WALL

would be cool to see ur new style in play in a vid would also help you focus and formulate your thoughts on the new strats
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:41 AM   #158
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would be cool to see ur new style in play in a vid would also help you focus and formulate your thoughts on the new strats
Yeah for sure, might consider making one this week sometime im only 4 tabling tho so it would be pretty boring to watch.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:24 AM   #159
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Meale, impressed with the discipline in diet and poker over the first two weeks of 2019. Looking forward to seeing some gym updates once this fasting cycle is over.

Has January also been celibate? If so, there is some Thai girl out there in Pattaya who is going to get a massive load in the coming days/weeks...
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:12 PM   #160
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Re: 2019 - BALLZ TO THE WALL

If the sex strat is similar to the diet one then it looks like it’ll be a 7-day stint of celibacy followed by a few edging sessions and culminating in an orgy.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:07 AM   #161
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Meale, impressed with the discipline in diet and poker over the first two weeks of 2019. Looking forward to seeing some gym updates once this fasting cycle is over.

Has January also been celibate? If so, there is some Thai girl out there in Pattaya who is going to get a massive load in the coming days/weeks...
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If the sex strat is similar to the diet one then it looks like itíll be a 7-day stint of celibacy followed by a few edging sessions and culminating in an orgy.
Hahah yeah had a few options present themselves last night but was waaay too drunk to attempt to capitalise on any of them :') Will probably be celibate til the next day I have off, prob sometime late Feb lmao. Maybe I might see if some chickybabe wants to hang out tonight, but I really haven't budgeted any time for banging girls unfortunately.

Have also wasted the entire day so far and it's about 4pm. Second time in two days my motorbike has been moved. First one I picked up from the pound. And now just yesterday I parked on beach road, completely legally, went for some drinks, came back and it was gone. Cops apparently didnt take it to the pound, one cop yesterday recons they moved it onto one of the side streets for some motorcade thing, which they didn't because I've checked every ***** soi several times now. I've just spent the last couple hours driving to every impound yard and now I'm back waiting in line at the cop shop to have another ***** go at them. I'm like 20th on the list as well. Super ***** annoying because I can't go to the gym or play until I sort this out. So I'll likely end up doing neither of those things today.

If the bike has disappeared into thin air, I'll have to figure out some sort of long term rental and that's a whole nother FK around. VERY TILTED.

I have some good news though, I'm going to head to Pratamnak to look at a penthouse apartment at 2pm tomorrow. My lease is up at end of March and some of the lads and I are eyeing up a 5 bedder penthouse with a pretty nutso jucuzzi , will post pics ITT tomorrow hopefully.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:30 AM   #162
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Re: 2019 - BALLZ TO THE WALL

Do they leave you something so you know the police took it and it wasnt stolen?
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:05 AM   #163
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How come you're sure it hasn't just been stolen?
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:16 AM   #164
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Do they leave you something so you know the police took it and it wasnt stolen?
Nope! Absolute ****s!

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How come you're sure it hasn't just been stolen?
I parked it about 10 meters from the cop shop :')

Sall good fellas, managed to find her. They'd moved it into the back of a bar near where I parked it, was juuuust about to give up looking and turn around when I saw a back area with some bikes in it. All's well that ends well.

Only spent 7 hours ***** around looking for the **** today. Time to get some mf'ing poker and study did! Will post here again tomorrow after I check out this grind penthouse tomorrow and will share some pics and do a bit of a write up.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:45 AM   #165
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Re: 2019 - BALLZ TO THE WALL

Would be shocked if 30 VPIP + isn't optimal given apps rake structure - if anyone **knows** I would be interested to hear VPIP/PFR split via pm.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:10 AM   #166
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Would be shocked if 30 VPIP + isn't optimal given apps rake structure - if anyone **knows** I would be interested to hear VPIP/PFR split via pm.
It's definitely not optimal imo, at least not at 5/10/20 and higher, not sure how the rake structure factors though? what do you mean by that?
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:16 AM   #167
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Re: 2019 - BALLZ TO THE WALL

well no rake on table allows you to defend wider from bb profitably, well wider from everywhere technically, but mostly from bb
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:18 AM   #168
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Yeah I guess, don't quite see how that takes us to 30+% vpip though. I mean if you use a limping strategy you could probably get there
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:22 AM   #169
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is this 6 or 8 handed?
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:22 AM   #170
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:27 AM   #171
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hmm im guessing it depends entirely on your opening size, and others opening sizes, think if you use half pot and most people are also using half pot then 30%+ would be optimal even 8 handed, otherwise Im not sure, could be a little bit below, you should be limping a fair bit from smallblind and from bb vs straddle in those games though
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:31 AM   #172
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30+ vpip defo holds up at higher
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:54 PM   #173
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Yeah I guess, don't quite see how that takes us to 30+% vpip though. I mean if you use a limping strategy you could probably get there
rake changes a lot.

Look at optimal vpip/pfr at 10nl and compare it to 5knl, the difference will be quite a few digits.

then you add in 3 blinds + sb antes & actual 0 rake, then its quite a few more digits.

then delete a couple more digits because 8 handed.

and voila you got ~30%+




why are chinese apps always 8 handed and not 6?
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:02 PM   #174
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there's 6max at higher stakes
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:44 PM   #175
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yeah everyone else basically covered it, lower rake = a lot less folding and a bit less 3betting. There are definitive answers to these questions now though, would presume anyone playing high on apps would know but if not pm me and I can hook you up.
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