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Old 12-30-2020, 08:59 AM   #551
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Re: Making it Count; 500nl+ and Life in the 2020s.

holy moly, what a year. bet leaving your career to come back to poker feels like the biggest godmode of all time

Hoping to see you more next year; snowboarding and taking that 280k playing spike.

Gl for 2021, no doubt it'll be a beast too <3
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Old 12-30-2020, 11:55 AM   #552
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sick year, congrats
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:02 PM   #553
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Great stuff, congrats
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:04 PM   #554
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sicko! big congrats
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:06 PM   #555
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How much did you make from RB in 2020?

What's the most hands you played in a month this year?

How many MTTs? Do you still think MTTs are the highest EV route and do you plan on playing more of them in the future? There are many more big winners on sharkscope scheduled leaderboards than statname, for example.

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Old 12-30-2020, 02:35 PM   #556
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Re: Making it Count; 500nl+ and Life in the 2020s.

she said she workin for walgreens but in the store at the head office

IT NEEDED A MOMENT OF SILENCE...

ggggg sick year lad
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:20 PM   #557
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Re: Making it Count; 500nl+ and Life in the 2020s.

Great year, keep it up and gl in 2021!
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:04 AM   #558
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Re: Making it Count; 500nl+ and Life in the 2020s.

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Out of curiosity what br management do you follow for moving up/choosing what stakes to grind?
I never really thought about if before this year because always played 200nl. In general though for the 5k/10k shots I don't think I actually need tons of BIS from a purely EV POV since they will tend to be very high edge, very low rake games.

It's more that they will be such a small part of my volume that I think sacrificing a bit of EV to make it more manageable mentally when I'm still grinding mostly 500/1k is smart. But actually not taking big percent of yourself in the high EV shots that you are rolled for anyway probably hurts your lifetime EV quite a lot, so two sides of the coin. I think I'm rolled for 10k but I still only play 3k myself anyway is the long and short of that question.

I guess for main stakes like 100bi is plenty? But whilst you are moving up you should be more aggressive for sure since your aim is to get to 500 and outish of the rake trap asap.

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holy moly, what a year. bet leaving your career to come back to poker feels like the biggest godmode of all time

Hoping to see you more next year; snowboarding and taking that 280k playing spike.

Gl for 2021, no doubt it'll be a beast too <3
haha next year could be a lot bigger than 280k if you and stevie want to bet against the #slapgod

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How much did you make from RB in 2020?

What's the most hands you played in a month this year?

How many MTTs? Do you still think MTTs are the highest EV route and do you plan on playing more of them in the future? There are many more big winners on sharkscope scheduled leaderboards than statname, for example.
RB about 55k including GG, hands ~75k in the middle of the pp leaderboard madness.

Analysing cash winners with tracking sites is quite flawed I think because so much of their volume is zoom or unknown sites, a lot of the sns in the top 50 will be the same guys on other sites I guess. And much less variance in cash winnings site by site than tournament winnings so you can expect everyone to have similiar winnings on other sites. I personally played reasonable volume on 6 dif sites this year, and doubt tracking sites even have 3 of them.

That said I still believe tournaments probably have more money in them. Not too willing to make the sacrifices required to grind a good tournament schedule though now I can generate EV that I happy with in cash, decreasing utility of wealth etc. Also I've seen the effort and precision of some of the top guys (s/o Graffy, Pwindidi), and definitely don't think it's a given I could make it to the top anyway.

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IT NEEDED A MOMENT OF SILENCE...

ggggg sick year lad
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:31 AM   #559
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Congrats bud, amazing year
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:04 PM   #560
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Sick year, congrats mate glgl for 2021
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:38 AM   #561
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Haha fun one. Obviously no real clue but Makeboifin gonna win the most, FourSixFour winning too, Me Psek D7 surely losing in the 5 handed battle.
Gonna come right out and say that I'd be getting my ass handed to me in this game, not only the biggest loser but potentially by a decent distance. Would not bet on myself +8bb in a rake free game. I use the same kinda framework for thinking about spots as the rest of the guys, but honestly they just do a better job than I do most of the time. I might make the podium if it was each coach vs 5 fish tho

I also think I'm the least shocked person in the world at G's popoff this year. There just aren't guys who put in the work with the intensity/consistency that G does and don't have a breakout like this. Delighted for you mate, well done again
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:09 PM   #562
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bang bang, so cool to see you explode brother <3
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Old 01-31-2021, 01:44 PM   #563
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Re: Making it Count; 500nl+ and Life in the 2020s.

Thanks guys

January

Quite a weird one for me, some things to be proud of, some not so much.

Positives:

- Played tons
- Highest average stake ever

Negatives:

- Played some truly atrocious hands, huge EV errors
- Really unprofessional at times, didn't set up HUD correctly on any new site, didn't fix betsizing keys/ software errors
- Really not taking care of my body and stretching enough.

I think I have a bit of overwhelm sometimes with all the stuff I want to get done/ have to do and my default defence mechanism is just to play more hands, almost as a form of procrastination. It probably results in me playing too much and not keeping up enough with other stuff, whether it is bitB admin or stretching/ yoga. I'm good at doing what's easy, (sit and play, run), bad at doing what's hard (set up something new, stretch).




Plus 10k my side GG, minus many actual $$s GG and +3k tournaments, +1k bomb pots, -5k one untracked hand, so let's call it just short of 70k

EV$$ graph redacted.

A few more things I've been thinking about:

1) Results:

For me now I'm going to only share my results here once a quarter. I used to think it was really important to share every month as I gotta prove to bitb students/ applicants that the strategies etc work, but honestly I still feel a bit of stress to 'have good months' and the arbitrary cut off point just isn't worth it when it's all one long grind.
I think it's great to reflect monthly, but just going to do it on more meaningful metrics, average stake, hands played, and progress against other goals.

2) Bomb Pots:

Jesus christ these are stressful .
For anyone who doesn't play ACR, they are 4x per hour, everyone antes 5bb and you go straight to the flop. So it's SPR 3, 6 guys in the pot, everyone 100% range.
I actually think I'm playing them way better than the pool and fish absolutely explode, last month I won many BB but only a v small amount of $$s because i got stacked twice at 5k, including an absolute classic set over set pile in top set on turn for no reason vs John.
The problem is they make the stake play WAY higher, so think for now I'm gonna remove 5k here.


3) GG Highstakes/ Highstakes:

I don't have my exact results in these GG games to hand, but I think it's something like +$100k $5k, -$110k 10k and 20k.

These games are actually both the exact same stake from my side, so it's actualyl gone kinda well for me, more by luck than anything else though. The line ups are basically exactly the same so I guess it's just variance, and my backer kind of has infinite but definitely not feeling great to have made him negative $ over 4 months in these games.

In general my results have followed a kind of definitive midstakes/ highstakes split

Midstakes + 30k or so GG 1k



Highstakes + the aforementioned GG which is + many BB, -10k$



I did wonder a bit whether it was worth it to keep pushing in these tougher games. It's so much harder to get action at 2k+ without access to bodog, and 2k is where you find some actual good players instead of a mix of banana midstakes regs or MDA bots, but I have to believe it's a bit of negative variance and just push to keep improving my gameplan.
I'm definitely going to keep putting myself in these spots for this quarter anyway and see what happens.

So goals for next month:

- 10x Yoga, actually a priority for me now, no point getting rich if my body just breaks down at 30.
- Less hands, 63k this month so let's aim for 40k and chill out a bit.
- Get outside every day?

Ad meloria everyone
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:04 PM   #564
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Among us goals?

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Old 01-31-2021, 04:06 PM   #565
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Beastly results G, always enjoy your updates and +1 to daily stretching
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Old 02-01-2021, 07:46 AM   #566
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What do you mean by MDA bots? Alot of your volume seems to be reg tables why is this?
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:23 AM   #567
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What do you mean by MDA bots? Alot of your volume seems to be reg tables why is this?
just compare 500 winrates. 2.7bb at zoom (although sample size issues and hes likely higher bb than that) but 7.7bb at reg tables. and if he pure table selected and filtered to 6max only, wouldnt be surprised if his winrate is close to 10. mch more variance and lower winrates in zoom. even if a lot of regs overlap, recs too good at normal tables.





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Old 02-01-2021, 11:27 AM   #568
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Decent month, but you ****ed up the Latin phrase at the end of your post
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:27 PM   #569
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What do you mean by MDA bots? Alot of your volume seems to be reg tables why is this?
MDA bots = people who base their entire strategy around population data.

There isn't any zoom above 500nl, and 500z timebanks are too short for me.

What AVO said is true though, zoom is imo not good for progression.

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Decent month, but you ****ed up the Latin phrase at the end of your post
Damn it you're right, month ruined.
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:18 AM   #570
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Sick results mate!

What are your thoughts on midstakes at ggpoker? Games seem very good but the rake seems ridiculously high. Are the games beatable without some sort of rakeback deal to counteract that rake %?
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:39 AM   #571
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I did wonder a bit whether it was worth it to keep pushing in these tougher games
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Old 02-02-2021, 12:27 PM   #572
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the dark side being brexit ?
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:49 PM   #573
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Sick results mate!

What are your thoughts on midstakes at ggpoker? Games seem very good but the rake seems ridiculously high. Are the games beatable without some sort of rakeback deal to counteract that rake %?
Hi mate, I would save GG for highstakes, rake just insane at MSNL.

Have seen sick results from their though and games very good, some tail risk of site implosion?

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Dark side = 500nl/1knl only playing vs bad players slowly growing to hate the game and yourself and the entire population of finland but also getting rich with no swings
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:02 PM   #574
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Dark side = slowly growing to hate the game and yourself and the entire population of finland
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