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Old 01-12-2019, 03:43 PM   #76
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hahaha golden tweet wp <3
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:01 AM   #77
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gz on both bink and tweet ! subb'd
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:10 PM   #78
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cliffs or links on the ipoker MTT bots?

Haven't really played there for a while as the schedule is so withered now, but I have some sportsbetting money sloshing about so was going to fire up the tables again.

Excellent tweet!
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:58 AM   #79
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January Goals
> Ev/BB 6+ - Success! - hit 0.6 exactly
> 450 games - Success! - hit 485, just made it
> Go to the gym 8x minimum - Failed - hit 7 gym sessions due to injury
> Play football 5x minimum - Failed - hit 4 due to injury
> No eating any takeaway - Failed - ordered Papa John's once when hungover
> Meditate every day - Failed - Missed 3 days throughout the month

Results:



Things I did IRL:
> Saw the Streets;
> Went to Wolves vs Crystal Palace;
> Went to Wolves vs Leicester (game of the season, 7 goal thriller with a last minute winner);
> Partners cousin and her partner visited for 5 days, did plenty of tourist stuff such as visit London, fish & chips, sunday roast etc.


Had a great month of results to claw back at Makeup which still stands at a somewhat significant figure, really happy with the work I'm putting in off the tables, running loads of sims, discussing plenty of hands etc. etc.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:22 AM   #80
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From a Good Poker Career to a Great one - the Daily Grind

I have a question about generally being involved in a big stable. Do you think a stable trains your brain to think, study and learn for yourself or do you think it creates a reliance on being involved in the institution?

Youíve mentioned a couple of times that youíre the longest serving member of bitb - youíve therefore had the greatest exposure to their resources, coaching, community etc - does this mean you feel you could cope without this now and study effectively but you STILL feel like the EV of being involved with this group is worth the % you give away (I donít know your deal) or does it, to some extent, allow you to take more time off because the community together allows your to absorb more information (sighting your PIO group for example) without having to work as hard?
Essentially Iím asking if, as someone who has been staked for a good portion of their career, do you want to play for yourself at some point or are you content and see significant value being staked for the medium/long term future?


Also, nice month! Glad you hit your goals and hope the injury clears up so your IRL stuff is more achievable! Iíve torn my meniscus so can relate to injuries holding back exercise/fitness goals.

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Old 02-01-2019, 07:37 AM   #81
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February Goals
> Meditate every day;
> Catch up with the Mindset Challenge and post thoughts regularly;
> Play 550 games minimum;
> Ev/BB of 7+;
> Do a gym session 10 times+;
> Play football 5 times+;
> No eating takeaway

Things planned IRL:
> Wolves vs Shrewsbury (FA Cup fixture);
> Wolves vs Newcastle;
> Seeing Jungle live at the Alexandra Palace in London

Will also need to ensure I keep on top of strat posts as I have been doing this past month, still need to force myself into posting on hands that are a little out of my comfort zone however, gla for Feb
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:39 AM   #82
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cliffs or links on the ipoker MTT bots?

Haven't really played there for a while as the schedule is so withered now, but I have some sportsbetting money sloshing about so was going to fire up the tables again.

Excellent tweet!
Not sure there was a link so to speak but it became pretty evident at the same time as the party poker MTT bot shutdown, the same was going on at iPoker - however nothing was being done about it.

This is a good number of years ago now however, could well have been cleared up since but avoided the site given they had multiple notices about the situation but didn't even comment on it, let alone take action.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:47 AM   #83
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I have a question about generally being involved in a big stable. Do you think a stable trains your brain to think, study and learn for yourself or do you think it creates a reliance on being involved in the institution?

Youíve mentioned a couple of times that youíre the longest serving member of bitb - youíve therefore had the greatest exposure to their resources, coaching, community etc - does this mean you feel you could cope without this now and study effectively but you STILL feel like the EV of being involved with this group is worth the % you give away (I donít know your deal) or does it, to some extent, allow you to take more time off because the community together allows your to absorb more information (sighting your PIO group for example) without having to work as hard?
Essentially Iím asking if, as someone who has been staked for a good portion of their career, do you want to play for yourself at some point or are you content and see significant value being staked for the medium/long term future?


Also, nice month! Glad you hit your goals and hope the injury clears up so your IRL stuff is more achievable! Iíve torn my meniscus so can relate to injuries holding back exercise/fitness goals.

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V good question

I think it's going to be dependant on the stable in regards to the first question. At BitB we have loads of mindset sessions, loads of content on most effective ways to study, an encouragement to discuss/study hands amongst ourselves which helps expand on your mind. I doubt every stable has such practices in place and simply teach content on spots/theory sessions, which may lead to a reliance on being involved.

The second q I feel I could cope without and study effectively, however as you've mentioned the EV of being in the group is worth %age i give away (allowing zero risk poker to my own financial situation is a big benefit also), and the latter is also true about the community pulling in the same direction. It doesn't necessarily mean it allows me to take more time off, but rather the quality of hours I spend on hands is improved significantly.

At some point I aim to play off my own back, however I don't feel my knowledge or the processes are in place for me to feel comfortable doing so, and neither is my financial position. I would need both of these parts of my circumstances to be in the right place before deciding to take the leap.

Sounds painful! My injury was very minor, it was simply bruising around one of my toes but it was enough to stop me from being able to exercise on my feet - all healed now so should be good to go!
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:11 AM   #84
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Quite the eventful Sunday.

Had a football match Sunday morning against bottom of the table - a team I previously scored against. However they've recently made many improved signings, we didn't help matters going down 1-0 early, Our backup goalkeeper getting an injury meaning our top scorer had to go in goal. Within 20 minutes we picked up a red card also, meaning 70 minutes to play with 10 men, 1-0 down.

Thankfully we found a way to claw ourselves out of it and win 4-2, I got roughly 35 minutes game time which was tiring given how we had to work harder with less players. We seem set for mid table mediocrity, a cup game this weekend against a team in a similar situation to ourselves - however we have a bunch of players unavailable, should hopefully be getting some solid game time myself.

Obv took to the tables on Sunday starting at roughly 2pm, after a looong grind finished at 7am with this to shout about:



This in the $530 PKO, obv bounties losses hurt given the staggering amount of $$ difference in 1st and 2nd but the $60k Makeup I started the year with has now been cleared, on some real momentum right now and I'm very happy with my study habits, need to keep doing what I'm doing to really improve where my game is at.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:54 AM   #85
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bzzzzzzzzzzzzzt, gg!

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Panchachuli Base Camp Trek

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Panchachuli Base Camp is one of the energizing base camps that set out its marquee in a 40-kilometer trek beginning from Dar to Panchachuli Glacier. Settling cosily in the lap of the snow topped pinnacles of Panchachuli, the Darma valley in Pithoragarh region is enriched with inexhaustible beautiful magnificence, The course to the icy mass is possess large amounts of an unbelievable blend of exciting landscape, snow-capped mountains, spouting streams, Alpine glades and a rich assortment of vegetation and fauna. Arranged in Eastern Kumaon Himalaya, the trekking course frames the watershed between the Gori Ganga and Darma Valleys. Panchachuli Glacier lying on the laps of Kumaon Himalayan range in the Darma Valley, close to the fringes of Nepal and Tibet a territory of remarkable excellence .The whole trek to the icy mass is a stroll along the stream Dhauliganga.
bizzare timing for this to be posted tbh
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:56 AM   #86
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Thanks Nenad <3

An interesting approach to marketing for sure, not sure why my blog is the only place chosen to advertise a trek of all things
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:57 AM   #87
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nice score buddy, congrats on getting out of makeup, I'm always checking this thread hoping you hit a big score
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:53 PM   #88
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nice score buddy, congrats on getting out of makeup, I'm always checking this thread hoping you hit a big score
Thanks man, appreciate it, hope you're doing well
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:01 PM   #89
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Gg Gilleyyyy, glgl out there <3
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:21 AM   #90
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In gl bud gonna read through all this tomorrow. your chat game on the tables is pretty solid I can't lie
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:32 PM   #91
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V good question



I think it's going to be dependant on the stable in regards to the first question. At BitB we have loads of mindset sessions, loads of content on most effective ways to study, an encouragement to discuss/study hands amongst ourselves which helps expand on your mind. I doubt every stable has such practices in place and simply teach content on spots/theory sessions, which may lead to a reliance on being involved.



The second q I feel I could cope without and study effectively, however as you've mentioned the EV of being in the group is worth %age i give away (allowing zero risk poker to my own financial situation is a big benefit also), and the latter is also true about the community pulling in the same direction. It doesn't necessarily mean it allows me to take more time off, but rather the quality of hours I spend on hands is improved significantly.



At some point I aim to play off my own back, however I don't feel my knowledge or the processes are in place for me to feel comfortable doing so, and neither is my financial position. I would need both of these parts of my circumstances to be in the right place before deciding to take the leap.



Sounds painful! My injury was very minor, it was simply bruising around one of my toes but it was enough to stop me from being able to exercise on my feet - all healed now so should be good to go!


Very interesting answer and itís great that you both see and get value from being in such a community.

This segways into said value being achieved, congrats on your Sunday score. Good to see one of the good guys doing well.


Iím firing a lot til March 4th so Iím sure we will end up at each otherís table at some point. Until then, good luck!


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Old 02-14-2019, 10:43 AM   #92
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Lesgoooo,,, great posts !
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:58 AM   #93
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Thanks again to all you guys <3
Hope the grind is going well bigstealer
@Walmart I enjoy giving love out in the chatbox like the slut I am, think it's easy to forget everyone has a human side to them when you are playing poker online tbh

Not too much to report so far guys other than the bink previously mentioned - however something I've recently done (stolen idea from one of the guys in the BitB Academy) is set up a server in Discord for all of my study notes. Very easy to organise, keeps everything very neat and should encourage me to look for the key takeaways from session which can be difficult to do when you don't have to given during a two hour coaching session you can write pages and pages, cliffnotes are always super important imo
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:16 PM   #94
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wow the server for notes on discord idea is brilliant!

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:14 PM   #95
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February Results:


An incredible month getting me out of Makeup for the first time in roughly 6 months, unfortunately the tail end of the month has been brutal, so many ft bubbles to write home about, losing huge equity flips and such but the good is obviously considerably better than the bad for Feb.

February Goals in Review:
> Meditate every day - Failed - missed 2 days out throughout the month
> Catch up with the Mindset Challenge and post thoughts regularly - Failed - really struggled with this as I failed to manage my time as efficiently as I would have liked
> Play 550 games minimum - Failed - Hit 529, only 21 games away which I would have hit if I grinded today (took it off as a study day) so not too disappointed with this
> Ev/BB of 7+ - Failed - Hit only an ev/BB of 2, disappointing although do feel like I simply got mowed over in big cooler spots
> Do a gym session 10 times+ - Failed - Hit 7
> Play football 5 times+ - Failed - Hit 4 due to 2 sessions being cancelled
> No eating takeaway - Failed - Ate McDonald's once

Obviously an absolute sea of red in regards to my goals, perhaps I have been aiming a little too high but not all areas were failures - I've definitely improved my study organisation with a Discord server to hold notes which I'm very happy about, a better month than the goals suggest.

Things I did IRL
> Wolves vs Shrewsbury (FA Cup fixture) (2-0 win)
> Wolves vs Newcastle (a late equaliser to find a point in a 1-1 draw)
> Seeing Jungle live at the Alexandra Palace in London
> Starting a game for the first time for my Sunday league team

Jungle was potentially the best gig I've been to (having been to many gigs, reckon I've probably been to roughly close to 100) - Alexandra Palace as a venue is amazing and Jungle are a band I could listen to in any mood - love the entirety of both their albums, travelling to London for it felt very special

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:30 PM   #96
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March Goals:
> 250 games;
> ev/BB of 6+;
> No takeaway whilst in the UK;
> Play football 4x;
> Go to the gym 6x;
> Meditate every day;

Things Planned IRL:
> GO TO BRAZIL



With the BitB bootcamp being booked this year for Brazil, this will be the first time I will be going on one of these meetups despite being the first member of BitB! Cannot wait to finally meet everyone and visit a country/continent I've never been to, Despite the Millions being there I expect the amount of Poker I will play will be minimal - plenty of studying and plenty of site seeing, out there for 9 days so should be able to visit all he hotspots in Rio
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:26 PM   #97
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Congrats & Gl !
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:09 PM   #98
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:50 AM   #99
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March Goals:
> 250 games;
> ev/BB of 6+;
> No takeaway whilst in the UK;
> Play football 4x;
> Go to the gym 6x;
> Meditate every day;

Things Planned IRL:
> GO TO BRAZIL



With the BitB bootcamp being booked this year for Brazil, this will be the first time I will be going on one of these meetups despite being the first member of BitB! Cannot wait to finally meet everyone and visit a country/continent I've never been to, Despite the Millions being there I expect the amount of Poker I will play will be minimal - plenty of studying and plenty of site seeing, out there for 9 days so should be able to visit all he hotspots in Rio


Awesome. So youíre coming to Party Millions or just doing the boot camp? Iíll be there so Iíll say hi if I see you.

Congrats on your month!

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