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Old 02-17-2015, 07:09 AM   #401
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Re: Moving Up Stakes, 2015 and beyond

Why don't you want to play poker full-time?
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:00 PM   #402
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Haven't played online the last few days. Had a wonderful weekend with my gf for valentines!

Today played home game again and played awful. Made more than a couple awful plays. At one point was up almost $200 and then in less than hour ended up -$84.
I will second the fact that you played that hand against me very poorly. Otherwise, you play pretty well live and you will only get better!

Gl with the online grind though and lets hit up Prairie Meadows soon!
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #403
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Why don't you want to play poker full-time?
Too much variance.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #404
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it's the only thing that sucks about playing for a living.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:32 PM   #405
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Re: Moving Up Stakes, 2015 and beyond

Also CV gaps, the difficulty of keeping up with the game, the possibility of your profession being made impossible/significantly tougher with new legislation... is there anything that doesn't suck about playing poker for a living? I say this as someone considering playing for a living next year.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:58 PM   #406
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Re: Moving Up Stakes, 2015 and beyond

Having no interaction with people for most of your day would also be a big factor against it
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:06 PM   #407
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Having no interaction with people for most of your day would also be a big factor against it
This isnt as bad is ppl think it is, you get to choose the people who you want to be in your life whereas at basically any other job you are forced to socialize w ppl you would want nothing to do with. If you are anti-social or w/e it can get lonesome, but you just need to put effort into meeting ppl, going out w friends etc. If you do the latter you will have a much better social life than if you had a regular job.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:33 PM   #408
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Re: Moving Up Stakes, 2015 and beyond

Being forced to intereact with people you wouldnt normally is actually really good for your development. Maybe if youre living in a grindhouse you get some choice, but most people live at home with their partner or friends whom they wont see for 8hrs+ during the day. Also, I doubt theres much difference in social lives between the two: both are going to have busy periods of the year etc.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:57 PM   #409
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Well, the other reason is I just spent 4 years getting an engineering degree... sooo....
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:06 AM   #410
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The variance sucks, but if you set aside a certain percentage of your br every week as "salary" or just save up a rainy day fund, it wouldn't be as bad.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:27 AM   #411
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Well, the other reason is I just spent 4 years getting an engineering degree... sooo....
Complete waste of time bro.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:50 AM   #412
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:04 AM   #413
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In USA it's fine to not go poker pro. Unless you move abroad.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:15 AM   #414
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Having no interaction with people for most of your day would also be a big factor against it
lol what? this is the best part dude
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:20 AM   #415
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Haha yeh each to their own i guess
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:29 AM   #416
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Re: Moving Up Stakes, 2015 and beyond

Played 1 table of 200nl for a while about 2hrs while i watcheda movie. Made a couple minor mistakes, but overall thought i played well.... I bluff 5bjammed k10o in btn vs co and ran into ako and lost, and then had an awful spot w/ AA gii on J10x board, was pretty crap spot, but with both of these hands thought it was fine, but lost a lot ofc. Didn't get into any good spots.

Also, ordered matthew jandas book applications of no limit holdem. I'm also looking forward to when i have more time and can work on my game more.

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Will move back down to 100nl at 5k roll
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:33 AM   #417
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KTo is pure spew.
I would never bluff jam that, never. At least have suited hand.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:11 AM   #418
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KTo is pure spew.
I would never bluff jam that, never. At least have suited hand.
You don't even know the reasoning.... it being suited hardly matters as if I'm doing it its completely for FE
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:15 AM   #419
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It's still way too weak hand for jamming. You would need a ton of fold equity. Assuming he calls 5b jam with TT+, AK:
MP2 23.90% 23.48% 0.42% KTo
MP3 76.10% 75.67% 0.42% TT+, AKs, AKo

In comparison to A2s-A5s
MP2 30.53% 29.65% 0.89% A5s-A2s
MP3 69.47% 68.58% 0.89% TT+, AKs, AKo
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:31 AM   #420
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Also CV gaps, the difficulty of keeping up with the game, the possibility of your profession being made impossible/significantly tougher with new legislation... is there anything that doesn't suck about playing poker for a living? I say this as someone considering playing for a living next year.
The possibility of your profession being made significantly easier with new legislation (unlikely that we will get shared liquidity with the entire US but you never know), earning a lot more money than you could get in your 20s in a regular job, freedom to travel whenever you like and determine your own schedule, not having to show up to a job that you don't enjoy just so that you can afford to pay rent etc (sometimes this is not as easy to avoid as you would like). There will be big CV gaps whatever you choose to do, unless you do that specific thing for the rest of your life.

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KTo is pure spew.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:33 AM   #421
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It's still way too weak hand for jamming. You would need a ton of fold equity. Assuming he calls 5b jam with TT+, AK:
MP2 23.90% 23.48% 0.42% KTo
MP3 76.10% 75.67% 0.42% TT+, AKs, AKo

In comparison to A2s-A5s
MP2 30.53% 29.65% 0.89% A5s-A2s
MP3 69.47% 68.58% 0.89% TT+, AKs, AKo
It's obviously not for value man. It's also not something I'm doing as a standard. It was a different situation from the norm. I obviously did think I had a "TON" of FE.

I had 3bet at this table 6 or 7 times in around 40 hands, 4 of which were vs. this villain who was looking somewhat reggish, having a vpip/pfr close together and being positionally aware. Villain sat out (likely accidently) 1 hand and then posted blind in CO, it was folded to him and he raised to 3x, i 3bet with K10o in btn to 9x, and he 4bet to 22x. I thought he could easily be raising to 3x having had posted with almost any two cards and that he could also be easily 4b bluffing in this spot based on previous hands with again, almost any two cards. I had the K blocker and thought it was a good spot for a 5b bluff jam.

This may or may not be okay, it was just the read I had at the time and I'm still not worried about it. However, you saying it's spew before even asking my reasoning or dynamic, etc. is a mistake.

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Old 02-18-2015, 05:50 AM   #422
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Okay, that makes it less spewy and I agree with jamming light in that spot. But I still think that you shouldn't jam a hand such as KTo. Given that dynamic we can also add 88-99 to his 5b calling range (improves equity of KTo), but maybe also AQs.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:53 AM   #423
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Okay, that makes it less spewy and I agree with jamming light in that spot. But I still think that you shouldn't jam a hand such as KTo. Given that dynamic we can also add 88-99 to his 5b calling range (improves equity of KTo), but maybe also AQs.
Yes, I think he's calling quite wide as well, but I also think he would be folding a ton too. This is a high variance spot as it makes a lot of assumptions and I'm aware of that.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:58 AM   #424
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Also, I think it's worth noting that as a frequent 3better I get into similar situations to this often and I have found people (reggish looking players) play back at me far too quickly (overadjust).
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:52 AM   #425
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people in this thread get excited over samples way too small. Broken is definitely a winner but hes running really hot. He's definitely not ready to go pro.

Unless he runs like jpatche for the rest of his life.. that goddamn shortsacker is like 40k above ev everymonth and if i remember right he was also that much above ev when he was a shorty on FTP
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