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Old 07-03-2018, 11:31 AM   #6576
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Come on England!!

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Old 07-03-2018, 11:39 AM   #6577
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That post sounds like you have 0 confidence in your game atm. How could you feel like that when you have a 500k hand sample where youre crushing the toughest games in the world by 5bb/100?

Its just variance, man, chill out for a bit and go back to crushing. Also with that much profit you had its not like you are going through some hard times with money.

Gl! Never give up OP!
How good do you think you are?
You play and have always been a micro to ssnl player. Just fk off from time to time. Quit giving advice to someone who knowes doing from time to time. NellyRetardo
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:44 AM   #6578
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:07 PM   #6579
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:59 PM   #6580
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:14 AM   #6581
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:16 PM   #6582
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Hi Bena. Just logged in to tell you that I really enjoy reading your blog and I appreciate the steadiness of it all :-) Good luck when you get back to the tables!
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:11 AM   #6583
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:59 AM   #6584
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its almost coming home tonight
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:33 PM   #6585
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:10 PM   #6586
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #6587
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:05 PM   #6588
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how did teh game go?
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:13 PM   #6589
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OP turned to rust and ded now?
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:57 AM   #6590
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:09 AM   #6591
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another sun runner bites the dust?
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:34 PM   #6592
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Lmao so much seethe and jealousy in every post you make mirage
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:28 PM   #6593
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Mirage do you have a win-rate at 50nl on Bovada yet?...
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:26 AM   #6594
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Respect for Gazzy Busto. Made it further in poker than any other losing player in history.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:07 PM   #6595
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Your tears taste ****ing wonderful you sad little man
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:34 PM   #6596
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Come on England!!

lmao, so good

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You play and have always been a micro to ssnl player. Just fk off from time to time. Quit giving advice to someone who knowes doing from time to time. NellyRetardo
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how did teh game go?
haha, it didn't quite come home

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Hi Bena. Just logged in to tell you that I really enjoy reading your blog and I appreciate the steadiness of it all :-) Good luck when you get back to the tables!
yo! thanks a lot man, glad you enjoyed the read

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WHY

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OP turned to rust and ded now?
haha, there is some rust but im not ded just yet

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I'm back in business babe <3

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Lmao so much seethe and jealousy in every post you make mirage
much!

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Mirage do you have a win-rate at 50nl on Bovada yet?...
uh oh

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another sun runner bites the dust?
One day, every single person that both you and i know will have maggots for eyes. Believe it or not, spreading good vibes rather than awful ones is actually a viable option for us all, including you!

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HELLO! This'll be a little bit of a TLDR i imagine, but there are some pics so maybe just look at those and gimme a post so i know you're still here.

Handed in my last assignment on monday which was a truly awful process - i had to make numerous changes to my original research proposal (the one about poker and psychotherapy). It failed the ethics committee because they perceived my attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings as unethical. This feels reasonable upon reflection. I had to change the whole premise for the piece of work and my new title is "An exploration into affect regulation by a Professional Poker Player in Psychotherapy Training – An autoethnographic enquiry".

Here's a little snippet so the title makes a bit of sense:

There appears to be an apparent conflict between playing poker professionally (PPP) and psychotherapy, both
from my subjective point-of-view and the literature around gambling in
psychotherapy. Although mostly quantitative, there are some studies that brush my
research question; working with gambling addictions, but none that explore
individuals that are healthy and successful in their relationship to PPP while it having
impact on their psychotherapy training in other ways. The intention for this study is to
acknowledge that there is good reason for the pathologising of gambling in the
current literature, but also to bring forth my own experience as a PPP in training and
suggest that there may be an additional perspective that has seemingly been
overlooked.

A way of doing this could be to focus on careers where emotions are shutdown
(perhaps lawyers or stock brokers) and in turn, pathologised. This will hopefully offer
the ground for me to share the nuanced intricacies of my own experience as a PPP
whilst also giving more of a breadth to my literature review.


I'm so pleased to have it in. My last oral/viva exam is this coming sunday @12.30 and once that's done i'll be finished. I can't actually do any more prep work for it now. That means full-time poker again, although i'll continue seeing clients once a week for another couple months to maintain clinical hours.

It feels completely bizarre that i'm finished with uni. The last day was really emotional too - to say goodbye to a group of people that know me better than even my own family or best friends is a significant loss. Really hope to maintain some of the close friendships that i've formed. Other than that, myself and a couple uni friends organised a leavers party which was so much fun. Beer pong, DJ, food, nerdy Freud posters dotted around haha. It was a blast. Here's a pic of my main crew at uni - i'll be going into private practice with two of them after the last year of my masters in 2019.



Then the world cup happened. Here are some of the boys in Hyde Park for the Semi's. It was carnage when we scored, and then very grim when we lost haha



the past 3 days were spent in Edinburgh visiting my boy D7 (check out his PGC if you haven't @ https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...-back-1702907/
We basically just had beers. ate great food, played games and went on a hike in some absolutely stunning scenery.







I guess i should put up my results from July too. Even though the volume was extremely low because of uni stuff.





Not much more to say really, apart from I will have fallen behind the curve and i'm going to be on a strict PIO, study, grind schedule from now on to get back where i need to be for the coming year.

Year is looking very meh but the worst thing is that people seem to generally be making significantly less money than ever before. I'm interested to see how things pan out in the poker world. Especially with the potential lowering of table count on stars etc.

And here are my welcome-back-session results



vs weak reg

    Poker Stars, $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37935068

    BTN: $380.88 (190.4 bb)
    SB: $262.36 (131.2 bb)
    Hero (BB): $290.84 (145.4 bb)
    UTG: $46.43 (23.2 bb)
    MP: $660.98 (330.5 bb)
    CO: $200 (100 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with K A
    UTG folds, MP raises to $6, 2 folds, SB raises to $25, Hero raises to $55, MP folds, SB calls $30

    Flop: ($116) 8 K J (2 players)
    SB checks, Hero bets $28.31, SB calls $28.31

    Turn: ($172.62) K (2 players)
    SB checks, Hero checks

    River: ($172.62) 2 (2 players)
    SB bets $179.05 and is all-in, Hero calls $179.05

    Spoiler:



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    vs very large rec with the god's flop call

      Poker Stars, $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37935069

      BTN: $99.60 (49.8 bb)
      SB: $200 (100 bb)
      Hero (BB): $261.11 (130.6 bb)
      UTG: $203.58 (101.8 bb)
      MP: $234.60 (117.3 bb)
      CO: $214.75 (107.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $6, CO calls $6, 2 folds, Hero raises to $26, MP calls $20, CO calls $20

      Flop: ($79) 4 5 Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $30.50, MP calls $30.50, CO folds

      Turn: ($140) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $204.61 and is all-in, MP calls $178.10 and is all-in

      River: ($496.20) K (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Spoiler:



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      That's all for now. I'll be back to posting after every day of grinding. Let's get the blog to a millions views or before Gazzy catches up
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      glglgl
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      Old 07-16-2018, 06:22 PM   #6597
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      Congratulations mate a huge achievement!

      Now, to establish yourself outside of poker in your chosen field.

      Exciting times ahead!


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      Old 07-16-2018, 06:27 PM   #6598
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      but there are some pics so maybe just look at those and gimme a post so i know you're still here.
      looked at them and read it all, welcome back!
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      Old 07-16-2018, 07:00 PM   #6599
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      Nice write up Bena. Due congrats on getting a degree in a field you love! Awesome scenery pics!

      GL crushing the 2nd half of the year.
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      Old 07-16-2018, 07:11 PM   #6600
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      As if you blagged tickets to Hyde Park. I ended up in some rando pub in Camden, where some proper Brexit lads decided to kick off after Croatia scored the winner which didn't simmer down till the game was all over.

      Congrats on finishing Uni for the year must be a huge relief!
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