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Old 06-19-2016, 07:44 AM   #1
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$22,000 then I'm saying goodbye to poker

Title says it all, I plan to make 22,000 then quit poker.
Why 22,000 you ask? Because I'm stuck 2k in the last 2 days.
85% of my volume is at 2/5. 10% 1/3 and 5% 5/10

I've been meaning to start this couple days ago but I've been procrastinating it.
Finally got around to it for motivation so to speak. I'll be updating it daily even if I don't play that day. Will post results daily and stats n graph every couple days.

This is more for me but welcome people to read it.
Stats for the last 2 months.



I'm currently sitting at one of thee worst 1/3s just a bunch of 200 dollar stacks. With no one giving action.
Worst part of it is I plan to play 1/3 until I make 1,000 back of my stupid session earlier, 3,200 at 2/5 earlier today
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:08 AM   #2
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I'll bite - why does being stuck 2K lead to goal of making 22K and quitting poker?
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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I'll bite - why does being stuck 2K lead to goal of making 22K and quitting poker?
I have been contemplating this decision for couple weeks, it was originally 20k but in the last 48hrs I'm stuck 2k so I threw that on there To make 22k
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:56 AM   #4
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I have been contemplating this decision for couple weeks, it was originally 20k but in the last 48hrs I'm stuck 2k so I threw that on there To make 22k
I'll bite....

Why are you quitting after making 22k. Plans after etc
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:18 PM   #5
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Plans after I quit? Focus on school 100%, get a basic 9-5 office job until I graduate school. And try and get the girl of my dreams back,
Little back story is i was with this girl for a year and at the end she broke up with me due to my poker lifestyle and lack of dedication for school.

Got a text about a good 2/5 so I couldn't resist and went and played it. The result -1500
So in the last 24 hours I'm -4700.
I wouldn't say I played bad, was playing my B+ game the whole time, just ran into some interesting hands that I couldn't get away from given the table dynamic.
Taking a couple days off and possibly going to California right now to get away and reset so when I come back I'm 100% focused
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:12 PM   #6
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Plans after I quit? Focus on school 100%, get a basic 9-5 office job until I graduate school. And try and get the girl of my dreams back,
Little back story is i was with this girl for a year and at the end she broke up with me due to my poker lifestyle and lack of dedication for school.

Got a text about a good 2/5 so I couldn't resist and went and played it. The result -1500
So in the last 24 hours I'm -4700.
I wouldn't say I played bad, was playing my B+ game the whole time, just ran into some interesting hands that I couldn't get away from given the table dynamic.
Taking a couple days off and possibly going to California right now to get away and reset so when I come back I'm 100% focused
aspirations are too high man
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:41 PM   #7
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Re: $22,000 then I'm saying goodbye to poker

Making major life decisions immediately following being broken up with is a major major leak. Just speaking from experience man. Take some time off. Get your head right. Then figure out what to do.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:24 PM   #8
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Making major life decisions immediately following being broken up with is a major major leak. Just speaking from experience man. Take some time off. Get your head right. Then figure out what to do.
Huh it's coming up on a year. July 3rd is when we ended things.
Yes I'm still madly in love with her but I'm not in that heart broken stage anymore.
This may sound borderline creeper status but I'm not gonna lie there hasn't been a day where she hasn't crossed my mind.
I haven't contacted her in 6months but last week she texted me seeing how I was doing then asked if I wanted to grab lunch sometime to catch up. 2 days later she asked to hangout and I let my emotions get the best of me when I snap said yes what do you wanna do then realized I committed to going n getting massages with a friend. So I told her now then I get the good ole "this was a mistake sorry for texting you" text.
I've been getting mixed opinions on how I should approach things moving forward. Friends girl said I need to contact asap and set up lunch or dinner. The other says just let it be and if it's meant to be it'll be.

Anyways..

Spent my night bowling with friends. About 4hrs & 5 pitchers later
We were heading to b dubs on the strip at 8am.
Gonna go to sleep in a little so I can play a long session tonight.
It's back to 1/3 for couple sessions unless there's a crazy good 2/5 game that I see or get a text about.

Part of my loves the freedom poker offers and the other part hates that I'm never on a set schedule, 1 week I'm waking up around 2pm then next week I'm waking up at midnight.

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Old 06-20-2016, 03:48 PM   #9
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I apologize in advance for this, but you come across as a delusional loser buddy.

That girl's way too good for you, that's for sure.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:10 AM   #10
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I apologize in advance for this, but you come across as a delusional loser buddy.

That girl's way too good for you, that's for sure.
Care to elaborate on your claims?
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:11 AM   #11
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must be a terrific girl that breakes up with you just because you lack dedication for school


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Old 06-21-2016, 04:14 AM   #12
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Be free. Enjoy life. Girls/Boys will come and go, even if you dont feel that way now. Priority is to feel good with yourself imo. sorry for intruding

gl with your goals
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:26 AM   #13
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Care to elaborate on your claims?
I don't know what he's talking about.

Nothing you've said seems delusional to me.

Ignore his pathetic ass.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:57 AM   #14
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:02 PM   #15
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Re: $22,000 then I'm saying goodbye to poker

Hours played: 8.05
Profits: +518

Really good considering at one point I was -1100ish.

Funny hand from tonight.
Utg opens 13
Hero MP 40 with A-10
Cutoff cold calls
Utg calls

Flop A-10-5
Hero-75
Cut off calls and has 140ish behind.
Utg folds
Turn-8
Hero 140
Cut off snap calls
River-K
He flips the good ole Q-J.

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Old 06-21-2016, 03:39 PM   #16
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Telling a girl who broke up with you for not making her a priority that you have to break plans with her for other plans is the quickest way to poor water on the campfire I can think of. It doesn't matter if you made the other plans first. You put the massages over her. That's all she sees. Truthfully, if I had been pining over a girl for a year (been there) no plans with anyone would stop me. I'd break them with everyone else first.


Get your head screwed on straight. If she's your number one goal then start acting like it.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:14 PM   #17
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The girl of your dreams that you can't stop thinking about texts you and says would you like to come out and you cancel on her because of a massage with a friend? I can't understand that lol, did you get laid there or something? I'm sure your friend would understand if you cancelled on him/her to go out with the girl of your dreams.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:24 PM   #18
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Telling a girl who broke up with you for not making her a priority that you have to break plans with her for other plans is the quickest way to poor water on the campfire I can think of. It doesn't matter if you made the other plans first. You put the massages over her. That's all she sees. Truthfully, if I had been pining over a girl for a year (been there) no plans with anyone would stop me. I'd break them with everyone else first.


Get your head screwed on straight. If she's your number one goal then start acting like it.
Such solid advice.. I didn't make her my number one priority when we were dating. I can honestly say I've matured since then, obviously have a ton of stuff I need to work on by myself first, I feel as I'm finally growing as a person and it feels fantastic,
I still think about her daily and become sad periodically about it. I had anxiety about meeting her. The thought of rejection a 2nd time, the thought of her not being interested, I feel as though id rather live with the unknown then find out if she's still interested in possibly seeing if we could work it out and become serious again.

In my first couple posts I think I came off unclear on why I would like to step away from poker. I was recently in New Orleans for 12 nights for the circuit event then went to Reno for run it up series the day after getting back from New Orleans, after 19 days on the road I was on a 16.5k upswing and I wasn't happy. I felt like I was missing something in my life. I like to think this is just me maturing as a person and I'll play maybe 1 night a week after the summer but I'm just not sure.

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Old 06-21-2016, 04:40 PM   #19
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Nothing is much fun when you don't have balance. I loooove poker. I love my wife too. I used to play all the time and it's part of the reason I lost her. Luckily I was able to get her back and we got married. Now it's a struggle to balance the two but it's better than not being married or not playing poker. I took a year off when we got married just to be there as much as I could.

I don't play nearly as
Much as I used to and not playing at all sucks, but you make your priorities. Either she's worth it or she isn't.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:57 PM   #20
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Telling a girl who broke up with you for not making her a priority that you have to break plans with her for other plans is the quickest way to poor water on the campfire I can think of. It doesn't matter if you made the other plans first. You put the massages over her. That's all she sees. Truthfully, if I had been pining over a girl for a year (been there) no plans with anyone would stop me. I'd break them with everyone else first.


Get your head screwed on straight. If she's your number one goal then start acting like it.
+1 new to this thread but I couldn't agree more, that was a mistake on your part, don't play games. the other thing is, do you really want her back? if you do go make it happen right now!! don't take no for an answer, tell her you want to do whatever you can to make it work, show her how bad you want her back, if you still mean something to her but she is having doubts those actions should speak loud and clear to her. have you really done everything in your power to make it work? if not, there is no harm in trying, you will know fairly quickly whether or not you can still get her back. GO!!

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Old 06-21-2016, 06:46 PM   #21
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Totally agree with the above 2 posters.

If you expect this girl to wait around for ever while you continue to play poker with the strange target of making $22k before quitting then you are delusional.

Hence my comments earlier.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:46 PM   #22
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i was gonna say 'you do you OP' and then i realized that violating the guideline of every poker book/coach/resource that tells you not to set profit goals and talking about your devotion to the girl you love in the same breath is bull****

i'm not saying that you have to quit asap and go stand outside her window with a boombox - though given that she's reached out to you, it's not the worst idea I could come up with - but allowing variance to determine your pursuit of a relationship is really ****ing degenerate. It's two steps shy of 'heads i confess my love to her, tails i forget her and never talk to her again'.

seriously - imagine that you get back together with her. Imagine that you marry her. Then imagine that you tell her that, y'know, if you hadn't sucked out for 300bb that one time in your last session, you might not have called her until it was too late. How is she going to react to that? Can you tell me that it's going to be a good reaction?

It would be less degen for your love life if you put your entire bankroll on black and quit gambling afterwards. And more emotionally honest with yourself about the tensions between how you feel about poker/being a degen, and how you feel about her.

And pokerwise: I would lay odds that your 'B+ game' when you lost ~1000bb in 24 hours was anything but.

I struggle to imagine a more tilt-inducing approach to poker.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:48 PM   #23
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Nothing is much fun when you don't have balance. I loooove poker. I love my wife too. I used to play all the time and it's part of the reason I lost her. Luckily I was able to get her back and we got married. Now it's a struggle to balance the two but it's better than not being married or not playing poker.
Sharp post.

The struggle to reach that balance never goes away..going on 20+ years for me..
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:19 AM   #24
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i was gonna say 'you do you OP' and then i realized that violating the guideline of every poker book/coach/resource that tells you not to set profit goals and talking about your devotion to the girl you love in the same breath is bull****

i'm not saying that you have to quit asap and go stand outside her window with a boombox - though given that she's reached out to you, it's not the worst idea I could come up with - but allowing variance to determine your pursuit of a relationship is really ****ing degenerate. It's two steps shy of 'heads i confess my love to her, tails i forget her and never talk to her again'.

seriously - imagine that you get back together with her. Imagine that you marry her. Then imagine that you tell her that, y'know, if you hadn't sucked out for 300bb that one time in your last session, you might not have called her until it was too late. How is she going to react to that? Can you tell me that it's going to be a good reaction?

It would be less degen for your love life if you put your entire bankroll on black and quit gambling afterwards. And more emotionally honest with yourself about the tensions between how you feel about poker/being a degen, and how you feel about her.

And pokerwise: I would lay odds that your 'B+ game' when you lost ~1000bb in 24 hours was anything but.

I struggle to imagine a more tilt-inducing approach to poker.

Thank you for taking the time to give me really good advice.
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:24 AM   #25
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Where do you play 2/5 op? Have probably come across you
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