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Old 11-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

This is my first post so this will be long

A short "About Me"

I'm 23, male, from the Philippines. I am freelance web and graphic designer by day and play online poker on the side. I got a degree in nursing but it's not my passion. What I really love are gadgets and computers.

The Story of How I Met Poker and Online Poker.

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The Karma

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Life After Poker

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$0 to $100 Ber-Month Challenge

I decided that I need a goal or challenge to help me focus in poker, so I posted a challenge in another forum about my $0 to $100 Ber-Month Challenge. I just played the $100K Freeroll tourney for few weeks and got around $10. Cool, I have $10 to start grinding the lowest stake. Within 5 days of grinding I made around $20+. Then on the 6th day I was down $10 but I was able to lessen the lost to $4. The 7th day went on tilt again and I lost all my bankroll in one day. I was so devastated on how tilt affects me. I tried stopping myself to play that day, but I end up playing and I was more aggressive than usual.

Second chance ALL-OR-NOTHING...

I deposit another $100 in PS and it went down to $60, deposited another $10 just for the $100k freeroll and went down to $49. I have a good run on MicroMillions last Friday, I won 141th in $1+R and 1600+ in the $4.40 making me earn $50+.

Though right now I'm still thinking what game time should I really focus but I easily get discourage when I lost and change to another game. Currently I'm focusing on MTT 45, 90 players. I won't be surprise if I lose someday and will switch to cash game. I read that cash game is the way to go to consistently win money and I notice that most successful online player are cash game players. Though I really want to focus on the MTTs and I don't know why.

Today I am writing my first post that after I finish my last freelance project I'll be focusing on playing poker online full-time. Though I still have a small web hosting business that gives me the money I need throughout the month. My last project is projected to be finish at the end of December of 2012. So starting 2013, I'll be focusing on my challenge... Becoming A Poker Pro.

Becoming A Poker Pro Challenge

My goal for this challenge is it could give me better opportunity in terms of financial income. I am earning around mid $xxx in freelance design per month but not every month I have a client. I want poker to surpass than income range. I will be listing my goal for the month of December, short term (quarterly) as well as my long term goal (yearly).

Monthly Goal (December):

[ ] Deal with my tilt
[ ] Complete my computer poker setup
[ ] Reach $250 in my bankroll
[ ] Able to play 5hrs/day
[ ] Play 600 SnG/MTT games
[ ] Get a 1 hour 2+2 couching session
[ ] Finish 2 DC series about SnG/MTT
[ ] Buy "The Mental Game of Poker"
[ ] Finish "The Mental Game of Poker" Book.
[ ] Get the $10 VIP Stellar Reward

Short Term Goal (Until March 2013):
[ ] Reach $1,000 in my bankroll
[ ] Get a 2 hours 2+2 couching session
[ ] Able to play 7hrs/day
[ ] Play 3,000 SnG/MTT games
[ ] Improve Head-Up Play
[ ] Buy the new BlackBerry 10 (LOL)
[ ] Buy a license for Hold'em Manager
[ ] Buy a license for Table Ninja
[ ] Loose 20 pounds

Long Term Goal (Until December 2013)
[ ] Reach GoldStar VIP Status
[ ] Reach $10,000 in my bankroll
[ ] Play 15,000 SnG/MTT games
[ ] Able to make my first withdraw
[ ] Loose 50 pounds
[ ] Get a $1,000 life savings

Super Long Term Goal (within 5 years)
[ ] Consisteny make $1,000/month for monthly expenses
[ ] Have my condominium unit
[ ] Provide for my parent's utility bills
[ ] Reach Supernova Elite
[ ] Have my own car
[ ] Start another online business

Life Goal (Poker):
[ ] Play at FPT (Filipino Poker Tour)
[ ] Play at PPT (Philippine Poker Tour)
[ ] Play at APT (Asian Poker Tour)
[ ] Play at APPT (Asia Pacific Poker Tour)
[ ] Play at WSOP
[ ] Win a WSOP Bracelet

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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Re: Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

Session #1

I had a good night rest woke up early around 4am and started grinding. Normally I play 15-20 table in cash game, I experience playing 9-12 tables of SnG but the maximum numbers of tables I played MTTs was 6. I easily get tired when I am playing 6 tables and for some reason I don't know why.

Since I woke up really early and felt like I'm in my A-Game, I open up my HUD, Tabledroid and configure my TableNinja SnG Sensei. At first I am having trouble running the app but after a few search I made it run. I set it to register for 6 $0.50 45-Players MTT and 6 $1.00 45-Player MTT.

Some of you might ask why the heck I'm playing on a $0.50 MTT with a $100+ BR. Honestly, I don't have an idea. Probably the fear of loosing it when playing the $1.00? I don't know, my BRM is 100BI but probably I'm scared that's why I tried testing the waters first.

After playing the whole 12 tournaments, I felt tired again. I decided to stop and take a rest and resume my play later in the afternoon, but it end up I don't feel like playing anymore so I just watch some High Stakes Poker S1.

Results:

Total Buy-in: $9.55
Total Winnings: $16.33
Net Winnings: +$6.78

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:27 AM   #5
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Re: Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

Session #2

Like yesterday, I woke up early today feel like I'm on my A-Game in playing poker. Before I started playing, I calculated how many games should I play everyday if I'll be playing only 5 days a week. In order to reach 600 SnG until December 31, 2012. I need to play 26 MTTs everyday, 5 days a week excluding the Christmas vacations. I never realize that I need to play that much of MTTs per day. As I stated on my previous post that after playing 6-12 tables of MTTs for about 2 hours I feel exhausted and I don't know why.

Probably the difference between working as a freelancer and playing poker are even if I continue to design and code websites even if I'm tired eventually I can still finish the task, but when in poker when I'm starting to feel tired, I've the fear of not playing 100% and might loose the money I invested.

Moving on, I set the SnG Sensei to 26 tourney. Sadly the Table Ninja SnG Sensei is acting weird today and it won't open $0.50, just the $1.00. It first open 6 tables and the SnG Sensei stopped working, I have to start it again. It again opened 6 tables and stopped working and I start it again. After playing for an hour, I decided to stop the SnG Sensei as I am starting to tilt after some river beats plus the internet connection is acting up which is putting me on tilt.

On my last 3 final tables, I was disconnected several time but it didn't last that long but it was getting on my nerves. On the last table I'm on the heads up and my internet was disconnected and it lasted for about 10 mins but good thing the break as just started so I said I can still make it way up. Right after my connection came back, the table is now close.

I'm thinking if I'll play later but more likely I'll be reading The Metal Game of Poker or watch DC MTTs series.

Just to share some hands and river beats. I'm looking for advice and some leaks specially on the first two hands.

1. I'm UTG+1 8bb left. Is it a shove here or wait for a better spot?

    Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (100/200 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

    CO: 10,816 (54.1 bb)
    BTN: 600 (3 bb)
    SB: 1,040 (5.2 bb)
    BB: 1,200 (6 bb)
    UTG+1: 1,521 (7.6 bb)
    Hero (UTG+2): 798 (4 bb)
    MP1: 13,019 (65.1 bb)
    MP2: 630 (3.2 bb)
    MP3: 3,638 (18.2 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with 9 9
    UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to 798 and is all-in, 5 folds, SB raises to 1,040 and is all-in, BB folds

    Flop: (1,796) 2 8 4 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
    Turn: (1,796) A (2 players, 2 are all-in)
    River: (1,796) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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    2. First, I don't know why I didn't raise him pre-flop when he completed. Second when he raised me on the flop, I was thinking two things, one he is stealing the pot and two he's on a flush draw, that's why I reraised him, when he pushed all-in I'm thinking he's either has a 10 with a Ace kicker or on a draw, but if he has a 10 with a high kicker or a full house he would slow play me or just call my bet, so I called.

      Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (150/300 blinds, 25 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP3: 9,500 (31.7 bb)
      CO: 4,381 (14.6 bb)
      BTN: 2,635 (8.8 bb)
      SB: 7,370 (24.6 bb)
      Hero (BB): 5,827 (19.4 bb)
      MP1: 1,918 (6.4 bb)
      MP2: 8,882 (29.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T 9
      5 folds, SB completes, Hero checks

      Flop: (775) T 5 T (2 players)
      SB bets 300, Hero raises to 900, SB raises to 7,045 and is all-in, Hero calls 4,602 and is all-in

      Turn: (11,779) 7 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: (11,779) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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      3. Another runner flush.
        Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (300/600 blinds, 50 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

        MP2: 4,380 (7.3 bb)
        MP3: 2,038 (3.4 bb)
        CO: 20,364 (33.9 bb)
        Hero (BTN): 5,515 (9.2 bb)
        SB: 5,803 (9.7 bb)
        BB: 8,506 (14.2 bb)
        UTG+1: 4,899 (8.2 bb)
        UTG+2: 11,740 (19.6 bb)
        MP1: 4,255 (7.1 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is BTN with A J
        UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls 600, 4 folds, Hero raises to 2,400, 2 folds, UTG+2 calls 1,800

        Flop: (6,150) 4 A 6 (2 players)
        UTG+2 bets 9,290 and is all-in, Hero calls 3,065 and is all-in

        Turn: (12,280) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
        River: (12,280) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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        4. Another River Beat
          Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (100/200 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

          CO: 3,990 (20 bb)
          BTN: 2,175 (10.9 bb)
          SB: 1,225 (6.1 bb)
          BB: 5,230 (26.2 bb)
          Hero (MP1): 805 (4 bb)
          MP2: 4,650 (23.3 bb)
          MP3: 2,243 (11.2 bb)

          Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q K
          Hero raises to 800, MP2 calls 800, 5 folds

          Flop: (1,900) J 2 Q (2 players)
          Hero bets 5 and is all-in, MP2 calls 5

          Turn: (1,910) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
          River: (1,910) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)

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          5. That lucky Son of a b***h!
            Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (400/800 blinds, 50 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 5 Players
            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

            BTN: 7,106 (8.9 bb)
            SB: 6,842 (8.6 bb)
            Hero (BB): 20,606 (25.8 bb)
            MP: 17,680 (22.1 bb)
            CO: 15,266 (19.1 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is BB with Q Q
            3 folds, SB raises to 6,792 and is all-in, Hero calls 5,992

            Flop: (13,834) 7 4 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
            Turn: (13,834) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
            River: (13,834) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

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            Results:

            Total Buy-in: $16.00
            Total Winnings: $26.59
            Net Winnings: +$10.59

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            Old 11-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #6
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            Re: Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

            Session #3

            Today I did not feel like playing MTTs, I wanted to play micro cash games but I was thinking that I need to reach 600 SnG/MTTs at the end of the year. So I tried motivating myself and end up playing $1.00 45-Players.

            I set my SnG Sensei to register up to 30 tournaments but after playing for about 4 hours with 19 tournaments played and 5 tables remaining I decided to stop. I didn't felt that I'm getting exhausted or tired but I just got bored. I wanted to push until I played 30 tables but end up calling it a day.

            I reach the money table in 6 out of 19 tourney that I registered and 3 of those I went heads up. I am frustrated that every time I go heads-up I only finish in 2nd. I really wanted to improve my heads-up play so is there any books that would help me? Articles, site or videos?

            Moving on, I am happy with my session today. I'm improving in terms of numbers of tourneys played, not getting tired after playing 4 hours though I got bored afterward and lastly able to play 12 tables again.

            Got some question in some hands that I play:

            1. 12 players left, ITM is 7th place. Do I raise or shove preflop with only 15BB left? If raise, how much?

            [converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (150/300 blinds, 25 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 5 Players
            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

            CO: 4,045 (13.5 bb)
            BTN: 8,236 (27.5 bb)
            SB: 8,318 (27.7 bb)
            BB: 4,150 (13.8 bb)
            Hero (MP): 4,539 (15.1 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is MP with T T
            Hero raises to 900, 2 folds, SB calls 750, BB folds

            Flop: (2,225) 3 9 J (2 players)
            SB checks, Hero???

            2. Do I call, raise or fold with my 88?


            [converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (15/30 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 8 Players
            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

            MP2: 1,690 (56.3 bb)
            MP3: 215 (7.2 bb)
            Hero (CO): 2,390 (79.7 bb)
            BTN: 1,400 (46.7 bb)
            SB: 510 (17 bb)
            BB: 2,130 (71 bb)
            UTG+2: 2,170 (72.3 bb)
            MP1: 1,525 (50.8 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is CO with 8 8
            2 folds, MP2 calls 30, MP3 raises to 215 and is all-in, Hero calls 215, BTN raises to 1,400 and is all-in, 3 folds Hero ???

            3. The luckiest donk in my session today:

              Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (100/200 blinds, 25 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

              SB: 4,268 (21.3 bb)
              Hero (BB): 4,280 (21.4 bb)
              MP1: 4,478 (22.4 bb)
              MP2: 8,741 (43.7 bb)
              MP3: 11,678 (58.4 bb)
              CO: 3,925 (19.6 bb)
              BTN: 9,116 (45.6 bb)

              Preflop: Hero is BB with K K
              4 folds, BTN raises to 400, SB calls 300, Hero raises to 1,800, BTN folds, SB calls 1,400

              Flop: (4,175) 3 2 K (2 players)
              SB checks, Hero bets 2,455 and is all-in, SB calls 2,443 and is all-in

              Turn: (9,061) 8 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
              River: (9,061) 5 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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              Results:

              Total Buy-in: $19.10
              Total Winnings: $36.62
              Net Winnings: +$17.52

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              Old 11-27-2012, 01:44 AM   #7
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              Re: Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

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              Old 11-28-2012, 06:09 AM   #8
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              Re: Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

              Session #4

              Earlier today my target is to play 30 tables, with 18 tables simultaneously open. After having a series of badbeats, AK not hitting all-in shove, runner runner straight and bad calls I decided to stop playing.

              With 12 buy-ins I only reach the 1 ITM and bust out at the 3rd place leaving me with $-5.25 in my BR. I reassessed my games and review my hands. Sadly SnG Wizard just expired today so all I have is my Hold'em Manager to review my hands with.

              I watched some PokerStars Online Academy videos but it was a bit boring so I stopped after the first video and watch High Stakes Poker S3. As I watch I decided to play another session. This time my goal is to complete the 30 MTTs games for today.

              After playing for about 10 tables I felt tired and sleepy probably because I'm sitting in front of the computer for more than 10hrs. So I call it a day with a nice comeback.

              Also I finally won 1st place in the $1 45-players, though it was just luck I'm still happy. I'm still looking for suggestions for HU plays.

              Worst beat in my session

                Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (100/200 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 8 Players
                Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #14773661

                MP2: 6,900 (34.5 bb)
                Hero (MP3): 3,360 (16.8 bb)
                CO: 3,038 (15.2 bb)
                BTN: 1,704 (8.5 bb)
                SB: 4,055 (20.3 bb)
                BB: 3,986 (19.9 bb)
                UTG+2: 4,155 (20.8 bb)
                MP1: 9,096 (45.5 bb)

                Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A A
                2 folds, MP2 raises to 600, Hero calls 600, CO raises to 3,038 and is all-in, 3 folds, MP2 calls 2,438, Hero raises to 3,360 and is all-in, MP2 calls 322

                Flop: (10,058) 7 Q 7 (3 players, 2 are all-in)
                Turn: (10,058) J (3 players, 2 are all-in)
                River: (10,058) T (3 players, 2 are all-in)

                Spoiler:



                Get the Flash Player to use the Hold'em Manager Replayer.



                Right after the 3rd player bust-out this what happen

                  Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (600/1,200 blinds, 75 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 2 Players
                  Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

                  Hero (BB): 44,065 (36.7 bb)
                  SB: 23,435 (19.5 bb)

                  Preflop: Hero is BB with J Q
                  SB raises to 23,360 and is all-in, Hero calls 22,160

                  Flop: (46,870) J J K (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                  Turn: (46,870) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                  River: (46,870) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

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                  Results:

                  Total Buy-in: $22.00
                  Total Winnings: $39.52
                  Net Winnings: +$17.52

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                  Old 11-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #9
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                  Session #5

                  I slept late last night and wok up a bit tired. I tried playing another session of $1 45-man MTTs and set it to play only 15 games. I ran good for the first hours and reach 4 ITMs, I felt confident and satisfied and starting to play crazy. After few minutes of playing confided and crazy I decided to stop at 13 games as it is affecting my game play. Calling all-in with AQs, pushing 55 after a shove in front of me.

                  I though I have a good ROI and after checking my winnings I was shocked that I am only +$0.32. So I began playing tight again but it is too late since I only have 3 tables left. I made several bad plays in my second table which made me bust-out on the 10th place. I didn't know that it's only 10 players left if only I knew that I play tighter.

                  I didn't think to much playing aggressive in the bubble today which gives me advantage of bullying but also cost me some of my chips and losing bulk of my stacks.

                  I won't be playing later today as I'll be focusing in my freelance projects. As soon as I finish my projects by December I'll be focusing full time in online poker.

                  I'm also buying Hand History review from a 2+2 coach today which I hopeful will help me improve my game play.

                  Results:

                  Total Buy-in: $13.00
                  Total Winnings: $25.16
                  Net Winnings: +$12.16

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                  Old 11-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #10
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                  Session #6

                  I was expecting this to happen for the past few days. I hit a downswing after being up for a few days. For some reason all my outs and draws won't complete. I was ahead for several all-in situation but always lose.

                  I played 15 tables and none made the ITM worst none made the final table. I'll be calling it a day and will be reviewing my session for today.

                  Hopefully tomorrow will be a different day.

                  Some hands:

                    Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (10/20 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 8 Players
                    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

                    MP2: 3,110 (155.5 bb)
                    MP3: 1,490 (74.5 bb)
                    CO: 1,470 (73.5 bb)
                    BTN: 1,460 (73 bb)
                    Hero (SB): 1,520 (76 bb)
                    BB: 1,420 (71 bb)
                    UTG+2: 1,360 (68 bb)
                    MP1: 1,670 (83.5 bb)

                    Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
                    5 folds, BTN raises to 60, Hero raises to 220, BB folds, BTN calls 160

                    Flop: (460) 4 3 5 (2 players)
                    Hero bets 280, BTN raises to 1,240 and is all-in, Hero calls 960

                    Turn: (2,940) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)
                    River: (2,940) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)

                    Spoiler:



                      Poker Stars, $0.91 Buy-in (25/50 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 7 Players
                      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

                      MP1: 4,975 (99.5 bb)
                      MP2: 1,580 (31.6 bb)
                      MP3: 1,510 (30.2 bb)
                      CO: 3,420 (68.4 bb)
                      BTN: 590 (11.8 bb)
                      SB: 4,095 (81.9 bb)
                      Hero (BB): 515 (10.3 bb)

                      Preflop: Hero is BB with K Q
                      MP1 folds, MP2 calls 50, MP3 calls 50, 3 folds, Hero raises to 250, MP2 calls 200, MP3 calls 200

                      Flop: (775) Q 9 5 (3 players)
                      Hero bets 265 and is all-in, MP2 calls 265, MP3 calls 265

                      Turn: (1,570) 5 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
                      MP2 bets 150, MP3 calls 150

                      River: (1,870) K (3 players, 1 is all-in)
                      MP2 checks, MP3 bets 845 and is all-in, MP2 folds

                      Spoiler:




                      Results:

                      Total Buy-in: $15.00
                      Total Winnings: $0.00
                      Net Winnings: -$15.00

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                      Old 07-06-2019, 03:51 AM   #11
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                      Re: Becoming A Poker Pro: The Transition

                      Hi again everyone,

                      It has been 7 long years. I have not been active in poker since the last time I updated this thread. Became busy with my own life. Poker became irrelevant. Setup an online business and it's doing great and it made me financially free. It has been generating passive income since I left poker.

                      Earlier last month I was browsing YouTube and came across some poker videos, I don't know how I end up there. My interest in poker went back. I install Pokerstars and Party Poker. To my surprise I still have my bankroll in PS but PP took my money due to inactivity. I played few games and fell in love with it again. I started my poker blog at PokerStrategy but it lacks feedback.

                      Yesterday, I searched "AloofKid Poker" in Google and I found this thread. I was laughing and a bit crying at the same time as looking back how far I am now with my goals in life.

                      I want to go play poker again, I have the luxury of free time. I am more mature in terms of BRM and my eagerness to learn and becoming a Poker Pro is still in my mind. Though if that day came, I can't tell the anyone that I know that I play poker online. It conflicts with my religious belief

                      Though for me poker is not 100% gambling like the other games in casino. For me, poker is like a business, you need to be dedicated and master your craft to be good at it. Yes, luck may be helpful at times but luck and gamble are two different things, which is why I still play poker.

                      Last month I created a new PokerStars account deposited $20 in my bankroll as a start for my journey. I want a new challenge but not the extreme ones. Just want to build myself slowly and make it to the top.

                      Since I deposited my first $20, I now have $58.70, but someone pointed out in PokerStrategy that it is against their ToS to have two accounts that's why they suspended my new account and put all my money to my old account. I do have $168.19 as of typing this post but I'll always remove $110 in my challenge and will only include it if I've reached $1,000.

                      So, there are some goals at the start of this thread that I've already achieved, but it's not because of being a successful poker player but because of my business.

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                      This time, I want to make a simple poker challenge.

                      This month (July 2019):

                      [ ] Reach $100 in my bankroll
                      [ ] Able to play 3hrs/day
                      [ ] Play 500 SnG games
                      [ ] Reading Sit 'n Go Strategy by Collin Moshman

                      Short Term Goal (Until September 2019)

                      [ ] Reach $500 in my bankroll
                      [ ] Able to play 5hrs/day
                      [ ] Play 1,500 SnG Games
                      [ ] Move to $1.50 SnGs
                      [ ] Finish reading "The Mental Game of Poker"

                      2019 Goal

                      [ ] Have a successful wedding in November 2019
                      [ ] Go to Maldive for the honeymoon!
                      [ ] Reach $1,000 in my bankroll
                      [ ] Able to play 7hrs/day
                      [ ] Play 3,000 SnGs
                      [ ] Move to $5 SnGs

                      Super Long Term Goal (5 Years)

                      [ ] Buy a house
                      [ ] Start a family
                      [ ] Earn more money in online poker than my online business
                      [ ] Buy a new car
                      [ ] Reach $10,000 in my bankroll
                      [ ] Hire a coach
                      [ ] Buy a RYE Masterclass
                      [ ] Win a micro stake MTT
                      [ ] Win a low stake MTT
                      [ ] Win a mid stake MTT
                      [ ] Win a high stake MTT

                      As I have stated earlier, I can't tell anyone I know that I play poker that's why I've removed my life time poker dream of playing in major Poker Tours and winning a WSOP bracelet. Though I'll be replacing it as:

                      [ ] Win a WCOOP Tournament

                      So that's it. Good luck everyone!

                      PS:
                      I want to be in a group of micro SnG, Probably a Facebook Messenger Chat Group, Discord Group or any group. I want to be a part this group. Anyone could help me they way?

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