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Old 06-05-2019, 09:36 PM   #301
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:46 PM   #302
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:16 PM   #303
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:10 PM   #304
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Hello good people of the interwebs

As I m going to Scotland next week and in classic poker player fashion still donít exactly have much of a clue I d like to ask you that may have a clue what the best places to visit are hiking/ nature wise and also castle wise any and all feedback is appreciated
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:12 PM   #305
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As I m going to Scotland next week and in classic poker player fashion still donít exactly have much of a clue I d like to ask you that may have a clue what the best places to visit are hiking/ nature wise and also castle wise any and all feedback is appreciated
The entire west coast is amazing for hiking, driving, site seeing from what I've seen. Torridon and Skye particularly, you need a car though as it's about 4 hours from Edinburgh.

Big castle in Edinburgh, never been in though, but looks impressive
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:57 AM   #306
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Lived in Edinburgh and itís a great city to just wander around. And yeah, the castle is a must. Hike up to Arthurís Seat too if you get a nice day, itís beautiful up there and you can see for miles if the sky is clear


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Old 06-13-2019, 02:28 AM   #307
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As I m going to Scotland next week and in classic poker player fashion still donít exactly have much of a clue I d like to ask you that may have a clue what the best places to visit are hiking/ nature wise and also castle wise any and all feedback is appreciated
Hope you have a fun holiday mate! Afraid I've only been north of the wall once and it was a long time ago and can't even remember where I went so can't be of any help here!
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:18 PM   #308
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Thanks boys ye we have rented a car so will get to the west sooner rather than later. Going to skye via aviemore. Thanks for the input
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:26 AM   #309
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Will be awesome, enjoy and bring some midge spray for Skye. If you want an good easyish hike a moutain called Bla Bheinn on Skye has probably the best views I've seen in the UK.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:40 PM   #310
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Will be awesome, enjoy and bring some midge spray for Skye. If you want an good easyish hike a moutain called Bla Bheinn on Skye has probably the best views I've seen in the UK.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:34 AM   #311
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:30 AM   #312
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You make it look easy like 1 2 3
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:49 AM   #313
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:17 AM   #314
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:55 AM   #315
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Hola

The usual happened: summer started, I started downswinging so got no lobbies to post, both of these caused a lack in motivation and all there of those made posting anything seem rather unenjoyable. Still played some, got rekt quite hard since scoop started pretty much.

Ended up spending one week in Barca with the biggest Barca crew I ve been a part of so far (26 people total) and had a blast (not much poker but many beers was had) and then flew home from Barcelona to see friends and family before hopefully finding some ignition in me to start grinding properly starting Sunday.

Canít promise much in the way of updates as I have the following trilemma

- I m a terrible story teller

- the post type having the biggest positive effect on me is purely goal setting and then checking them off. This doesnít exactly make for interesting reading material

- the most popular post I can make is a brag post with some bink. Again doesnít seem super doable when downswinging and when upswinging itís just bragging basically. Seems kinda meh

I ll see how i feel when / IF!!! I manage to win anything again. But ya maybe this is the year where I grow up and learn to be accountable without teh internetz. If so itíd certainly be a big chapter ending.

We shall see. Hope you all have been well
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:26 PM   #316
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:15 PM   #317
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sup. this marks the longest absence from 2+2 that i have had since joining back in 2011. and unsurprisingly its been the biggest downer and overall worst time i ve had since then as well

kinda funny really, i assumed that posting here (or somewhere similar to this) would have been pretty useless but i have come to realize im absolute trash at keeping my life together if i dont have a fear of missing goals that people know about.

this year has gone in a very weird way really -

started out studying super heavily, applied that while having a great routine and heatered like crazy ---> stopped reviewing ----> stopped heatering ----> lost motivation and this all led to a pretty steep downward spiral of basically not studying, losing hunger to grind, losing when i did manage to play etcetc. i doubt i ve even played an average of 7.5 sessions per month in the last 4 months and def havent come close to hitting even 9 monthly for the entire year. pretty laughable given the aspiration i have had for the year and beyond.

ofc all the above has led to a rather heavy depressed state that i ve struggled to shake. as per usual in times like these i ve turned to distractions instead of working through it and of course poker wasnt an option this time around so i ve played pokemon go liek a madman competitively. which as one may guess doesnt pay the bills haha. and while its a game i enjoy a lot (and a hobby that all things considered isnt the unhealthiest option i could have chosen) its really no way to live my life

so, with the above being a super embarassing writeup of what started out as the hottest year of my career and ended up beinng by a mile the weakest from every single perspective, i will try to come back to this thread with goals to hit and try and sort out myself going forward

the following will be a little ramble about what those goals might end up being.

basically i face myself having somewhat of a 9.5 month countdown during which i really should try to work hard to both get soem savings and fix my mindset. my gf and I are planning a 2.5-4 month trip to southeast asia and ozzie at some point next year starting between august and september until december. so given that i alrady am facing a time away from poker that extensive i realyl cant afford to bum around as much as i have for basically the last 6 months. also i likely have forgot a large % of what i worked so hard to get into my brain studying in the first 4 months of this year.
Fortunately my study habits were so good back then that i have writeups and summaries of all the sims i used to run. this will be my starting out point of gettign back into a routine pokerwise. i assume its about 10-15 hours of semi intense study laid out in a pretty efficient way i have from then. after that i ll have to work through all the hands i have mared since june (likely not many lol) and then i ll get back ahead of that backlog to actually studying current spots.

playing is the hard part really. i ve struggled to get myself to start sessions both out of fear and annoyance of losing, so i ve been making up all kinds of reasons not to play or just skipped grinds without any reason at all. plus i got two really weird types of colds in the span of 4 weeks that probably made me sick for about 9 days total (proper) but gave me reasons to not even think about plaiyng for likely 18 days total because thats how to be lazy properly

anyway, the situation currently is as follows: i m facing having my first (post expenses) losing year after peaking at 80kish profit at the end of march. i m currently sitting on a total of 81 sessions played (the last 12-15 sessions have been early offpeak sessions of 5-8 hours length each bc peaktime grind wasnt even a fathomable thing in my mind )

in february i started counting session i skipped because of health reasons (13) and sessions skipped because fk it (39) which are absolutely abysmal numbers really but this is real talk so it is what it is.

sooooo all this combines into the following battle plan:

i will make weekly goals of volume but i wont get into this going into work machine mode because knowing myself that will just lead to overload and abandonement of these goals. also lol looking at what little it takes to get ahead of my averages for this year it shouldnt be too hard anyway. i will make a real effort to keep this thread updated no matter how boring that post is. because i honestly think keeping a public journal like this is neccessary for me to function efficiently. its kinda sad and bena will prob have a field day at all kinds of wrongs with such an approach (it really does apepar to be very close to needing freerolls or other monetary incentives to even work and i used to hate it)

i will keep the posts lobbyless and only evaluate metrics like hours hands sessions and other things i have full control over. i still really dislike the braggy character of posts i used to make. sorry to the last 2 readers of this thread that were looking for some mtt glory

so goals for the week starting tomororw (monday) until next sunday are as follows:

[ ] play 3 sessions
[ ] dont unreg all 2+ times (actually been a sesious issue)
[ ] mark 1 hand per session to add the the yet to be reviewed hands pile
[ ] do 1 hour of review 5+ times (or equivalent)
[ ] if i skip a grind i set out to have it can be replaced by doing 6+ hours of intense study
[ ] cook / eat in 6/7 days total (meaning 1 breakfast/lunch/dinner each are fine outside)
[ ] on days i dont grind go to the gym, on days i grind do stretches at home (should be 7/7)
[ ] make list of private goals and work through that list every day
[ ] time off should be earned and not prioritized

the above should give me 2-4 days on which i can do study and still have time to enjoy myself without entirely throwing time away so i ll go with these for now. review will happen sunday nights (unless i change my sleep rythm)
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:01 PM   #318
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:41 PM   #319
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Happy to see u back! Good luck with your goals! Wish u come back stronger than ever!
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:32 AM   #320
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gl bro its a log for a reason.. gotta give the downs along with the ups.
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:37 AM   #321
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:06 AM   #322
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:22 AM   #323
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Been lurking PGC for around a year and a half and yours have always been my favorite! Very nice to have you back and gl with the weekly goals
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:24 AM   #324
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thanks for the everybody. got a few mesages on skype as well and its nice to see people care posting this already is worth it


[1] play 3 sessions
[1] dont unreg all 2+ times (actually been a sesious issue)
[2] mark 1 hand per session to add the the yet to be reviewed hands pile
[0] do 1 hour of review 5+ times (or equivalent)

[-] if i skip a grind i set out to have it can be replaced by doing 6+ hours of intense study

[1] cook / eat in 6/7 days total (meaning 1 breakfast/lunch/dinner each are fine outside)
[-] on days i dont grind go to the gym, on days i grind do stretches at home (should be 7/7)
[-] make list of private goals and work through that list every day
[X] time off should be earned and not prioritized

just gonna be rolling these over makes it easier to keep track. wont be doing formatting as i used to bc its super tedious and doesnt realyl serve mcuh of a purpose

gonna have some food and go chill for now. got physio tomorrow so will do a bunch of strat before and after to knock out the week's hours goals
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:30 AM   #325
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#prayforop

when life going too good no motivation for poker, so teh trick is to have shitty life, you could for example try relocate to a country where teh sun is never to be found

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