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Old 07-01-2014, 10:01 AM   #1
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itt TomoDaK stops sucking at life and poker

So sick so sick of being tired and oh so tired of being sick



At the moment anyone competent on my tables probably sees me as this


I want to be more like this...a fearless, savage, terrifying being who knows no rules, no boundaries, and inspires fear in the hearts of men. That guy who makes you **** your pants when he sits to your left (Phil Ivey). Not only do I want to be like that, but I believe in my heart that I can!


Do you hear that guys? Tomo thinks he can be the best isn't that cute


Background:

I flunked out of school in 2007 (too much weed, way too much lsd, mixed with a lack of confidence and some depression) and was working at Costco when my friend Tommy/Rossi094 was all hey dood these $6.50 sit n rakes are full of morons here's tree fiddy and a link to 2+2. I had plenty of experience beating the high school 50-100nl games and the local 3/6 4/8 limit games for a good clip (Minnesota is pretty much limit only ) but hadn't played really since college started as I had made literally 0 friends out of state. Playing poker again sounded fun! I started grinding and quickly realized I was adept at multi tabling and that it was easy to beat morons by playing tight. I quit my job after a month, parents called me crazy, 3 months later they were like ok this is legit. Pretty soon moved out on my own and this is where it got bad. At 1st I had dreams of becoming good at poker! Grinding $100+ sngs and playing 3/6 and 5/10 with my roommate Tommy. Almost immediately my life became the opposite. Grinding 10-20 hour weeks so I could make just enough to pay the bills and buy entirely too much marijuana/cigarettes. In my 6 years I've probably legit studied 10 hours, 15 max. Not only that, but I've spent pretty much every dime on weed/cigs/stupid bull**** (and taxes...why did I pay the taxes so these ****ing ****stains could light my money on fire ). I improved a little over time just from playing, talking about a hand on skype sometimes, and posting entirely too much in the worthless STFF forum. Sometimes I wonder if I did that just so I could keep up with my increasingly bad/expensive habits. I've pretty much been stagnant in life and poker for 6 years now just doing enough to get by in both. That ends now. Sick of being another mediocre as **** $25 abi grinder, sick of being chubby, sick of having no lady friends, sick of not being confident, sick of my brain feeling like mush. It ends now

The Plan (wtf is a plan?)

Getting healthy and improving my life:
1 . Stay weed free, been weed free about 3 weeks now. I still have no memory and feel ******ed, think I'm gonna need to stay away for a longggg time
2. Quit cigs entirely. Went from 3/4 pack a day to ~3 packs in the past 3 weeks. Not bad, but not bad ain't acceptable no mo. Only greatness is allowed in here
3. Learn how to cook a meal that isn't a god damn hamburger and try to eat pretty healthy everyday. No junk food, no pop/energy drinks, no eating out 24/7.
4. EX ER SIZE By some miracle of God I'm only semi fat despite the absurd amount of **** I've shoveled into my body of the years. Time to whip my ass in shape! I want to exercise every single day even if it's just some 10-15 minute walk and I want to work out at least 3 days a week.
7. Figure out a plan for the future. I need to do one or both of the following A. crush people's dreams on the tables and/or B. Go to comm college and start plugging away on general classes
8. Work on OMG talking to people that aren't my best friends. The number of girls I've blown a chance with... the friends I didn't make....all because I was scared and unconfident. Unacceptable, what kind of way is that to live life

The Poker Plan
1. Approach poker like it's my 1st day playing. I'm so bad at this game I might as well know nothing about it, time to relearn/rethink EVERY aspect of my game
2. THINK I honestly can't remember the last time I thought about a poker hand lmao. I'm just a robot who reacts to bet sizes and community cards as they fall. Maybe a hand or 2 day receives some incredibly minimal thought. Part too many tables, part brain being fried, part not knowing how to think about poker hands, part not giving two ****s about anything
3. Studystudystudy I have SO much catching up to do if I ever want to crush. 10 hours a week MINIMUM. Less training videos more sitting down and getting into the nitty gritty details of this ****. My lack of knowledge is immense
4. Volume. I've been beasting volume wise the past few weeks, but I need to keep up the hours. I also need to keep table count in check, I play so much better 14 tabling than 18 it kind of blows my mind


Here are my mtt/sng results so far. I've had success in every sng format pretty much having a few thousand games played of each which is maybe one of the few things that's help kept my brain a bit active over the years. Except 45mans god I ran bad in those, but hey 45mans are ****ing stupid anyway. I also have a ~4bb/100 winrate at 50-100nl over a 1.3 million sample, some successful shots at higher and I don't want to know how many hours of live mid stakes cash/mtt.


les ****ing c0

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Old 07-01-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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Taking 1st day off in 22 days. Posting assorted hot girls and funny pics I found on my computer at 5am for run goot and your enjoyment



















A good luck kiss from Emma to you all
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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This might become my favorite thread! Actually I recently have come to the same conclusions about my own life, laziness has really gotten me nowhere. Gl with your goals and just a word of advice, eat a banana and drink some water before you start playing. I have never run so good since i started doing this (actually serious).
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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Re: itt TomoDaK stops sucking at life and poker

Are you that Tomodak?

Pretty, pretty nice graph there. glgl
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:23 PM   #6
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You suck Tomo.

One little dream about decapitating your friend and you go and get all motivated.

No but seriously YOU GOT THIS.

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Old 07-01-2014, 07:37 PM   #7
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Sub'd friend. Go get em
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:25 PM   #8
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lesc0. Really glad you are doing this. Let me know how I can help.

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Old 07-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #9
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Oh great. Who the **** woke him up?

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Old 07-02-2014, 04:42 AM   #10
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #11
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yes ruse i am THAT tomodak (obv), i made a new name because **** it why not

Played mediocre ran baddd the past couple of days, ended up tilt buying a pack of cigs but I threw the ****ers out after having a few. Luckily as I was sitting there raging on myself I had a realization. I've almost completely 180d every aspect of my life in this past month and you know what? I haven't once said good job tomodak and been proud of myself, not for a single second. I've been wandering through the darkness for so long continually doing things I know are bad for me that I think I kinda forgot what it's like to love my self and be proud of who I am. That ends now



Some good news on the poker front too though! In my 1st few review sessions where I haven't even really gotten through a ton of hands (been doing a lot of playing with small stack size/range changes etc) I've spotted a ton of leaks. Shoving much too tight with antes, missing pretty +ev flats in position both early and deep in MTTs, not 3betting enough in some spots, and being a little nutso with weak bluff catchers especially vs random/bad players. Already feel like I've made a huge leap forward in my poker game. A few more weeks of this and I'm gonna be poopooing on kids (sun) Gonna continue studying as well as record a few 4 tabling sessions and force myself to talk through every hand over the next week. If any of them turn out to be interesting I'll definitely be posting them in here!


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Old 07-04-2014, 07:40 PM   #12
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OK, dude, there are so many easy things you can cook if you really want.

Pasta:
- You need a big metal pot, strainer, water, salt, olive oil (optional but seriously helps novice cooks - prevents pasta from sticking together once cooked), 500g box of pasta (get like tri colour rotini or some sort of penne) and grated parmesan cheese
- Pasta sauce is also optional
- Buy a Caesar salad to go on the side
- I won't mention that it goes good with Riesling since you are trying to get off that - might I recommend a San Pellegrino Sparkling Orange?
- Fill the pot with water and add a couple tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of salt
- Bring water to a boil
- Once boiling, add about 1/3 of the box of pasta and stir a few times right away; stir every couple minutes (keeps pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot)
- Cook close to 14 mins or whatever your package says to al dente
- Pour into strainer/collander (preferably in your sink - lol) to remove excess water
- Pour on plate - add parmesan cheese, maybe add some more olive oil to taste
- Enjoy!
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:28 AM   #13
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- Pasta sauce is also optional

- Enjoy!
Would you consider pasta sauce to be optimal??
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:33 AM   #14
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Decided to man mode on a few tables tonight, fired up 9 or 10 mtts, didn't replace em as they dropped, and holy **** I played a lot better than normal. Think those years of marijuana abuse made me a little worse at masstabling than I'd care to admit lol. Had a great night made $1600! Ravaged on Bodog got 7th in the 33 2k KO, 2nd 33 4k turbo, 4th 109 12k, and 12th in the 11 12.5k with a decent run in a WPN $50 5k as well. Played really well only made imo 1 significant mistake really happy with how I played. Kinda disappointing cause if I went ham in these 2 woulda been a big day, but I can't really complain =p

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Old 07-05-2014, 04:54 AM   #15
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Potatoes make a person happy. Home fries: Partially boil some peeled potatoes and then cut them up and fry them in a pan with some olive oil onions and garlic bell pepper celery salt pepper. If you want them crispy make sure the pan isn't crowded because they let off steam and overcrowding can make them a bit soggy.

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:30 AM   #16
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POTATO!

You know who this is.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:40 AM   #17
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Subbed I like MTTs threads. lets see who win more
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:01 AM   #18
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Gl tomo it's been a long time mate

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Old 07-05-2014, 06:09 AM   #19
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The Poker Plan
1. Approach poker like it's my 1st day playing. I'm so bad at this game I might as well know nothing about it, time to relearn/rethink EVERY aspect of my game

possibly the dullest thing ever written

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Old 07-05-2014, 06:09 AM   #20
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:38 PM   #24
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Re: itt TomoDaK stops sucking at life and poker

Took a day off yesterday kinda, just played a handful of games and tried to learn how to suck less at PLO. Reviewed a bunch of hands from 2 of the winningest MTT regs on merge as well, def picked up on a few things for my game as well as got some potential reads on em.

EVERY HAND
EVERY STREET
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Here is what the sunday schedule looks like for me today. My heart says there will be some BINKING done today , but at the least I'm going to play ****in great

WPN
$50 6k
$30 5k
$215 50k
$28 12.5k
$530 20k if I satty

Bodog
$33 15k
$22 10k
$55 15k
$75 10k
$162 100k
$215 40k (satty)
$5 10k
$11 15k
$60 25k
$33 5k
$27.50 5k turbo
$60 15k
$109 15k 6max depending on how many tables I guess
$55 5k
$33 7k
$60 35k turbo
$13 7k turbo
$11 12.5k
$22 9k
$60 10k

Possible late night tournaments, dependent on what I'm deep in and how tired/pumped I'm feeling

$33 4k turbo
$82 10k turbo
$33 4k 6max
$11 4k turbo
$16.50 2k super turbo
$33 7.5k turbo
$5rb 4k turbo rebuy
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Reviewed a bunch of hands from 2 of the winningest MTT regs on merge as well
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