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Old 02-10-2019, 08:14 AM   #101
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Cheers guys

Yesterday I sneezed and in doing so popped sth in my back which has been so fkn painful I can barely walk, had to skip a super soft Saturday grind and still not feeling great now. Not sure if I ll come around to playing later. Big bummer this as I took thu and fri off to grind these two days

Owell cripples gonna cripple
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:12 AM   #102
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RIP

So absurd that people even break ribs and **** from a casual sneeze.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:20 AM   #103
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old man gunna old man speedy recovery
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:37 AM   #104
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I cracked my sternum playing basketball when I was a kid, and it never really healed properly. So every time I coughed for like 2 years was agony. Then one day I sneezed at uni and it clicked back into place and has felt fine since.

Sneeze variance is real.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:44 AM   #105
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Hahaha amazing kangal
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:27 PM   #106
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jeez blakki you're such a fokin grandpa

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Old 02-10-2019, 02:00 PM   #107
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lol - also just broke my rib two weeks ago - my dog cried to go out in the middle of the night, lazy me went with crocs and slipped hard on the snow :P
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:30 PM   #108
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hahah sneeze variance wp
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:31 PM   #109
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Lmao wtf is this sneeze variance

Old man gon' old man
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:19 PM   #110
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Lolol amazing posts made me laugh

Given pain aids I didnít do my goal review yesterday. Week overall was a bust, played two full sessions and one turbo on another day instead of four sessions. Didnít do more than 4 or five shoulder days. Cooked a bunch at least but ya disappointed in last week. Fired a session today and was really weird, first half was great ran up a bazillion stacks and then proceeded to lose them all, highlight being crashing out in 14th in a 215$ turbo series for 2.4k of which I had sold half. Then had a deepish ein in the milly and busted in a really dumb spot that I almost certainly misplayed. Monotone bords with a shorty allin for two bbs are really dumb it turns out

Gonna try and get an extra physio session this week for my back as itís still super painful when i move, much less than Saturday at least. Plan is to find a few hours of sleep and figure it out later. Have a day 2 at 8pm an will eithe play a late session or one table it depending.

The aforementioned flights home are booked for Friday, still undecided if I actually go. Gonna talk to my mom over the phone which will decide it. Honestly donít wanna go but the implications of not going are pretty lame tbh. Lose lose spot pretty much.

Goals for this week are either 3 sessions (counting the one I just wrapped) or four depending on if I fly or not

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:34 PM   #111
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hola. am flying home after a really not quite pleasant yet somehow productive talk with my mom. gonna be mostly a waste of time but given the situation its gonna allow me to still have a relationship with that side of my family, so overall prob +ev that.

played so absolutely terrible on monday that i felt liek my time today especially after a very painful physio sessionwould be better spent studying. probably spent 10 hours straight running spots i had marked and writing up summaries and strategies for each one. surely did 10+ hands very in depth and now my head is fuming but honestly super happy i did that today. next 5+ session si will actively keep reminding myself to play not for volume or maximizing buyins but focus and reviewing. sessions gonna all be shorter. most of the rest of this month and march i ll try and do this type of grind. have a pretty solid game selection worked out as well split between sundays specifically and weekdays. really feel like i ve made big progress in terms of structure today going forward.

yadayada, did some study feeling like a king now

next session will be sunday as tomorrow is valentines day and friday i m out till sunday evening. gonna come back and bink one then np

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Old 02-14-2019, 12:04 PM   #112
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Happy valentines bbz <3
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:23 PM   #113
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Hey mate, so brutal that was 4 days ago and from a sneeze. I didnt see your sneeze agony summary, "cripples gotta cripple" coming at all so thought that was funny. Wife slipped on ice today onto her back so we skipped a bowling date tonight. Showed her your post saying "got a bet on with this guy" and she exclaimed that it sounded like something she'd do. "Greetings from me" I think she said and facepalmed hard.

Anyway sounds like you studied the **** out of poker since though so nice one. Hope you feel you can get back OTG soon.
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:46 PM   #114
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Hey mate, so brutal that was 4 days ago and from a sneeze. I didnt see your sneeze agony summary, "cripples gotta cripple" coming at all so thought that was funny. Wife slipped on ice today onto her back so we skipped a bowling date tonight. Showed her your post saying "got a bet on with this guy" and she exclaimed that it sounded like something she'd do. "Greetings from me" I think she said and facepalmed hard.

Anyway sounds like you studied the **** out of poker since though so nice one. Hope you feel you can get back OTG soon.
haha greetings to wifey hope she s doing okay?

ye wasnt all time wasted but its not been getting much better lately at all either tbh.

had the classic weekend again where i pulled myself together and did fly home in hopes of reconnecting with family and having a nice time and forgetting all that bs between my mom and me from recently. so we arrived friday, and my mom casually ignored the fact that my gf doesnt eat certain things and legit put all of them into the dish she had made. great start.

saturday my dad couldnt help himself but go on about how i should invest my money AGAIN for the millionth time all this coming from a guy who is nowhere near a position to give me such advice, too offtopic here but ya , great start.

saturday continued with a german iteration of 'the westside story' and holy mfkn god was it terrible. like sure i m not a musical guy, not a theater or any sort of snobby people acceptable pass time guy rreally, but my god i hated this musical from legit the very first minute. the germanest of white people acting terribly like they are gangsters in America tilted the f outta me, the cast was meh, some of the star guests had terrible american accents, the music wasnt pleasant either (ok personal preference here), but ya evening completely destroyed my and my gfs mood. so ya, great middle part.

went to a friedns to smoke some and drink some for his birthday which was nice to rebound from the two days before so that was nice

BUT

planned to watch my sister do a swim competition and one hour before she was due to start we were at a pool that i assumed would run that competition and my mom wouldnt reply to my messages to help out with getting to the right spot, long story short we hustled through half the city to do sth none of us were particularly keen on doing (but my little sis asked us to be there so w/e) and then ended up missing it bc my mom couldnt be fkd to talk or write a short message.

fkn godawful weekend sure, coulda been slightly better had i had a diff frame of mind at any point but it all just accumulated into massive tilt. somehow managed to have a worse experience than when we flew hope to fkn bury my grandma. who woulda thought that would be a thing

so ya skipping yet another grind session cuz no way i m firing high stakes on a sunday in this tilted state. gonna try and decompress and maybe fire a decent size monday grind but honestly who the f knows anymore

/rant sorry for putting this idiotic piece of text out there, doubt it was any fun to look at for anybody
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:49 PM   #115
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Looks like im late as usual. Hat guys who dont rename pgcs but always open new ones... glgl
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:22 AM   #116
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That sounds like a nightmare weekend
Sorry your efforts over the weekend seemed to be unappreciated. Hopefully things can get resolved.

Probably not every poker would have taken the sunday off lol so fair play for that.

Wifey slowly on the mend cheers <3. Hope your feeling better soon.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:11 AM   #117
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Cheers guys

Yesterday I sneezed and in doing so popped sth in my back which has been so fkn painful
Owell cripples gonna cripple
Hooray, welcome to the "sneezing hurts" club. and as always you are way more top tier than me, but this time there is no envy , get well dude!
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:07 PM   #118
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haha love how u nag at me but my very last post in the last thread was a link to this one. so thanks for following but mayybe read the thread from time to time too hun
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That sounds like a nightmare weekend
Sorry your efforts over the weekend seemed to be unappreciated. Hopefully things can get resolved.

Probably not every poker would have taken the sunday off lol so fair play for that.

Wifey slowly on the mend cheers <3. Hope your feeling better soon.
ye was pretty tilting tbh, but not sure my taking the day off was a good thing really as i have taken every single day off since that as well. honestly, last few days have felt pretty nice to just not do anything at all, prob was in need of a holiday too. maaaybe i ll get mysefl to play a sesion soon again, but not gonna sweat it if i chill a little more. i find myself in the nice spot of having nothing at all planned for the next 3 months so i will have plenty of time to get myself into a proper mood to grind and wont be pushing myself into grindign when my body tells me to gtfo. just feels weird to let grinding opportunities go to waste especially when i have a friendly bet going which basically ended up with me buying you belated xmas presents. owell merry xmas bud
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Hooray, welcome to the "sneezing hurts" club. and as always you are way more top tier than me, but this time there is no envy , get well dude!
haha best club ever vamoooos

haha i guess theres one positive takeaway from that thing haha

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realized as mentoined above that maybe i needed some time off. kinda weird given that i have been setting pretty lofty goals but as per my last year's resolution i cbf forcing myself to play so this has priority.hope y'all have had more productive last couple weeks
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:09 AM   #119
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hola. played my first session in forever today and actually enjoyed it. partly cuz i ran decent and made some profit and partly bc i actually played well and focussed throughout the day.

pretty bittersweet profit though as i just now busted the milly in 35th and ft bubbled the marathon couple hours before. both pretty boring deep runs and not much else i coulda done in either so its w/e

had a 3rd place in some pko on party for 2.3k as well.

was gonna play tomorrow but given that my rythm is completely rekt now i ll just take it day by day.

will write some goals first thing tomorrow

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Old 02-25-2019, 04:31 PM   #120
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gf and friedns all travelling this week so gonna try and set some productive goals given that i feel hungry to get stuff done again

goals will include today and sunday as per usualy so am already partway into them

[1] play 4 sessions
[ ] start day off running 2 sims if playing, 3 sims if day off
[ ] on off days run 2 more sims and make detailed writeups / go through all the non pio marked hands in my backlog
[2]shoulder exercizes first thing every day
[ ] cook all of the food i eat this week (one breakfast exception)

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Old 02-25-2019, 10:54 PM   #121
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Nice goals. Seems like you do a more concentrated effort with the sims where I'm just mashing 10+ a study session.

What makes you decide which sims to mark and run?
And do you feel the detailed writeups help you a lot in these non-pio streets?
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:21 PM   #122
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hola

honestly i m just trying around to see what feels right as in past years 90%+ of my study was very passive (never took notes, took a bunch of info in and over time enough arrived in my brain to make it work)

i find that writing things down (albeit electronically, i m sure manually would work even better but lol fk that) makes info more memorable than passively watching/ hearing/observing your roommate who plays at a level thats so far above your own its crazy.

so i ve been writing up these little notepad files and just going through a sim street by street, pasting images of the strats plus writeups of said strategies and i feel its been very helpful. 2-3 years later than it shoulda been but better than never for sure

as to how i find the hands- i basically play a session and try to mark hands every time i m unsure or interested in a aspot and then usually on a free day go through all the hands i marked and if a spot doesnt appear talkaboutable with friends i retag it to pio and run these in a separate review session.

i did one of your 10+ hands in pio sessions last week or the week before rather but i got a massive headache bc honestly its just way too much info so i prob stick to 2-4 any given day i decide to study and do those right. its easy to spend up to 2 hours on any single hand so 10+ would legit kill me

whether it helps in game- has to right? i mean just last 2 weeks i discovered i ve had a MASSIVE error in my strategy thats actually very common. so just by buckling down and doing that i ve been able to plug sth that i cant think of anybody really doing differently (few exceptions)

and even if the effect cant immediately be measured in $ or evbb/100, just the fact that i have actually been productive on what usually would be a day full of youtube and netflix makes me happier and more confident going into my next session especially after spending 2 weeks hibernating
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so i ve been writing up these little notepad files and just going through a sim street by street, pasting images of the strats plus writeups of said strategies and i feel its been very helpful. 2-3 years later than it shoulda been but better than never for sure
writing down stuff in any form of studying is gto
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So Siq to get approval from you #LifeGoals
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:23 PM   #125
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hola chicos.

all the sims i ve been running proved to work today



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