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Old 01-15-2021, 10:20 AM   #451
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:08 PM   #452
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2nd place, meh.

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Old 01-15-2021, 02:16 PM   #453
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:07 AM   #454
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That is the best mic drop to end this thread on blakk! Itís been a joy to follow over the years and I wish you all the best in poker and in life.

Huge congrats on the bink!


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Old 01-16-2021, 12:03 PM   #455
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Yeah but you came second. Pathetic really
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:42 PM   #456
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:51 PM   #457
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Just the wrong side of a quarter milly
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:44 AM   #458
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What was for 1st outta curiosity? And do we know the guy that won it?
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:56 AM   #459
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That is the best mic drop to end this thread on blakk! Itís been a joy to follow over the years and I wish you all the best in poker and in life.

Huge congrats on the bink!

Thanks bud much appreciated
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What was for 1st outta curiosity? And do we know the guy that won it?
Given this was a massive field of 42k entries, the bounties on the way to and at the final table were relatively speaking quite small. Winamax as most other sites has first and second place money be the same because normally the bounties you play for tend to be a massive prize jump in itself. In this case however much of the bounty prize pool had been filtered out so we played for my bounty (35k) and his (5k) so about 40k total. So in the end he won 10k more than me. Honestly probably the smallest pko heads up match ever %wise *** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***

The sad thing is that first place got a magnum Winamax champagne bottle, something I have been trying to win again since my first big win in 2013 *** blakkman08 2k19 goals and progress thread ***
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:53 PM   #460
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:34 PM   #461
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:48 PM   #462
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:19 PM   #463
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i am late but congrats anyways
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:56 AM   #464
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42k entries?? holy **** lol
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Old 04-04-2021, 09:57 AM   #465
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Good luck to all the heroes out there
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:23 AM   #466
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Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude I've been off 2+2 and missed this bink? Congrats!!!
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:04 AM   #467
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good luck on your streaming endeavors bud, will make sure to drop by from time to time
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Old 05-30-2021, 03:02 AM   #468
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alright its that time again

its funny how me returning to this thread has become a type of self therapy session but hey if it is useful why not do that.

mainly since hitting that insane score in january i ve liekly slipped into a mode that i set out to never let myself slip into again but this time around it happend a lot slower and more hidden than previously so it took me a lot longer to spot. that mode can be titled 'slightly overconfident and semi delusional autopilot'.
the thing about going into my previously normal autopilot is that that was spottable by very simple metrics such as vpip/pfr becoming too low, specifically my button unopened vpip slipping and other things like blind defense stats etc. however having taken specific measures to make sure i keep improving thse didnt immediately showcase me playing suboptimally. (probably being a slight bit too harsh on myslef because my autopilot game in this time frame is lightyears better than what my A-game used to be as recently as last september or october but it paints the picture of what happened)

i think a little context may be useful at this stage so here is why i m even botehring to write this post:



this is my results since that win. about 60-70% of this has been played on sundays, the rest of these has been mainly low table count sessions midweek trying to make some day 2s or playing said day 2s out with a few midweek proper sessions thrown in. 98% of this has been peak time grind. and the red flag stats that i have had to make myself aware of needed change were perfectly in line most of the way here. however at a point towards late april i decided to take a deeper look and filtered my stats and such by day of week and it turned out that i basically was exhibiting all the red flags on the one day where i had a bulk of my volume happen and then ironing these out by playing significanly more aware and focussed on the low volume count session during the midweeek sessions. so ya the day i focussed most of my volume on ended up the day where i was playing by a lot the worst.
also i ran bad. also the downer ended up being the longest i have ever experienced. but mainly i managed to make things worse by ignoring sth i should have been able to spot sooner.
result of this has been that i took most of may off and while taking most of may off i realized that i may as well switch to my gf's sleep rhythm so that we can live life in a slightly more harmonic way (it s been absolute bliss in that regard) and spent most of may studying and allowing myself to takea break from playing. it had been abotu 14 months of straight pushing through at the highest abi i had ever played at hours tha ti hadnt produced in a very long time, mostly fruitful of course, lets nto forget this.

so now going into the summer i have decided it may be time for yet another blakkman08 classic 180 degree turnaround. given i m now a 6:30-7am wakeuper i figured i d take a look at the games and to my surprise theres enough to at least consider staying in htis rhythm for the poker a s well. the last time i did this ggpoker wasnt a thing but now that it is it legit may be a viable alternative especially for the intermediate future to regrind a bit of bankroll and sanity. also i m gonna go on a few trips in my time zone so being able to actually be awake and enjoy full days of sunlight is going to be valuable in itself.

the main reason for this post however is to make a series of mini goals to make sure i dont slump like i have been when it comes to hours worked even if it isnt paly hours as well as gym and such.

i jsut watched this video and it really resonated with me in that i have had a productive routine going at peak time but in large part that was due to my entire peer group also being active in that slot, we had a chunk of reviews and everyhting going on so the intentions were known by all and that little bit of pressure needed to get me going was all there but now that i m basically a lone wolf in the mornings its actually a sick amount harder to just get myself out of bed that one hour before my gf wakes up, and get that early MTT going that often cancels or get myself to the gym at 7am on an off day. having had the history of posting and evaluating goals here work out nicely i figured i d give this a go for the next 4-5 weeks and hopefully come out the other side with some nice habits



alas, here s the goals for this upcoming week

[ ] play 3+ sessions

i have played 2 morning sessions in the last week while having semi intended to go for 4. i think 3 is the bare minimum and i dont wann ajust go all out and overkill it so going for this and increasing from there makes sense

[ ] have a clean covid test 7/7 days

this is basicalyl required for being able to make my next goal happen as flexibly as possible

[ ] gym 3x

gyms reopened last week and i REALLY need to get that going bc i ve balooned up and lost everything resembling muscle in lcokdown. gym is another classic example of if i actually leave the house i explode productivity wise but my god is it hard to make me do anyhting in the house

[ ] 35 hours poker

that should get me a nice monthly hours volume while alloweing for a good bunch of socializing. i have been hitting a much higher hours amount in some months but that was series grinds during lockdowns and i have recently found some joy in being around people again so def dont want that to come short

[ ] fill up the rest of the goal hours with strat of any kind

self explanatory really, i have had a truckload of new material to work my way through so there realyl is no shortage of possible hours to devote to there

so ye thats basically about it, i m going to post weekly goal reviews and the occasional lobby for the next 5 weeks to revive old traditions, then i ll take off to tansania for a safari and once i m back i hope to jump right back into good habits built starting now.

good luck to allthe heroes out there

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Old 05-30-2021, 03:22 AM   #469
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Old 05-30-2021, 04:22 AM   #470
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ooft, some ishter runbad levels right there. you got this lad. <3
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Old 06-01-2021, 07:05 AM   #471
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oh man, what an update. super fkn sick ds mate. update how you getting on with the goals! <3
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Old 06-02-2021, 01:32 PM   #472
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Eh itís half bad. As I mentioned good chunk can be attributed to decisions that could have been avoided. Also if I zoom out itís chill. Also crypto exists (for now)

Midweek update I guess

Just coming off the second poker session so doing well there and am ahead of pace.
Have managed a few binks which is always nice but the proper profit is still waiting to be collected.
So far zero gym and struggled to get the testing going so going to be tough to hit but will try my best.
Also did some coaching and that has started out promisingly so overall been quite the productive week.

Onwards and upwards
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Old 06-06-2021, 04:01 PM   #473
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[X] play 3+ sessions
did this although third was only day 2s today
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[?] have a clean covid test 7/7 days
did this for all the day that were required so kind of?

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[X] gym 3x
decided midweek that i put more value on this than grinding one extra session and quite glad i did

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[ ] 35 hours poker
am currently sitting on 32 and honestly rather watch football now haha

the issue is that i coudl have easily made that if it hadnt been for two nights out that led to insane hangovers despite me not even drking that much. i enjoyed those and they were the first couple social things in a while so dont even mind


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[ ] fill up the rest of the goal hours with strat of any kind
failed this but did a LOT of strat this week, just missed out on hours playing as mentioned above.

overall productive week but we can do better so here we go again

[ ] 35 hours

[ ] 3+ full sessions

[ ] 3+ gym

[ ] this time complete hours goal via strat

peace
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Old 06-14-2021, 02:53 AM   #474
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[ ] 35 hours
Hit this again

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Thought I would fail because I had to skip 1.5 days bc I spontaneously got a vaccination appointment but rallied and played two massive sessions sat and sun. Strat today will complete these goals

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Hit this
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Mentioned above


will have a trip on Thursday so goal is two sessions and a bit of strat before I leave. Back week after for proper grind

Peace
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:00 AM   #475
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