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Old 02-28-2019, 04:59 AM   #176
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Re: Time to learn PLO - grinding online in Philippines now

February

iPoker, -213 EUR in 2.8k hands (90 above EV);
App, -669 EUR in ~3k hands (who knows about EV);
MPN, 8.5k hands,





All in all, +188 EUR in just 14.3k hands. Still a winning month.

Ran good in the first week, then ran horrid + skipped 1 week due to flu. Everything is fine, but the problem is pretty obvious - I just don't play enough hands!

So the goal for March is obvious - get those hands in! Gonna focus pretty much only on MPN, and gonna play everything. HU-6max, PLO50-100, everything that runs, even if the table is meh. I was checking PLO200 games today, and the tables looked just as good, so I really need to grind that roll for those games!
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:08 AM   #177
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I'm still alive

I'm heading to Japan for 9 days on Wednesday, and I will post my March results after my return. I plan to play a bit tomorrow and I won't have spare time to post results, so be patient. You can also expect to see some cool pictures from my trip (hopefully haha). I've never been to Japan before and I'm pretty excited as everyone says it's really nice there. I guess I'll see for myself.
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:08 AM   #178
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Nvm last post, here are MARCH results:

Hand count is x2, so ~25k hands.


PLO100:


PLO50:


Overall:


PLO50 didn't treat me too well, especially HU. But overall I'm happy with my results as EV is +2.4k EUR. I definitely increased my hands/hour, but there is still a lot of room for improvements (although I'm grinding from laptop w/o extra monitor).

I tried to add PS 100z for the times when games are dead, but.. I had forgotten my PIN (and my phone number is not active rn), contacted support and they required me to re-send ID and utility bill. I did that, but my utility bill is in a language they "don't support" and I need to get it notarized. Ughh.. + also got warning for trying to access my account from restricted country (Sweden). Idk how that happened as I stopped using Swedish IP since they changed regulation.

Anyway, going back home in middle of May, gonna set up my PS account then. Meanwhile gotta keep pushing hands/hour in current site as my winrate is very good already. I'll be staying in my home country until I've moved up to PLO200 as my expenses are so low there and I can grow my BR quickly-ish. I really want to avoid next winter as well, so I plan to shoot PLO200 quite aggressively.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:30 AM   #179
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I'm back! Japan trip was nice, although I was freezing most of the time. It was 6 to 16 C - something I'd consider warm-ish 6 month ago, but now I'm used to tropical climate. I got ton of cool pictures from the trip, but I guess I'm too lazy to post them - just check out z0mgtiltz trip report - I went to pretty much the same places. Maybe I'll post some later when I get all the pictures from my gf (her photography skills are nuts). Although it was nice, I don't think I want to go back there. Apart from food, there's nothing special there, felt very similar to Northern Europe. People aren't smiling much - all about the work and no play. Everything is how it's supposed to be, therefore boring. Very different from how it's in Philippines - here it's all about fun and pretty much Wild West, and people are smiling all the time and wearing colourful clothes. Even my wardrobe which used to be black/white/dark blue has some colour in it now

I've got roughly 5 weeks left here in Philippines until I fly back home. I'll probably have a short trip to some island before I leave, but apart from that plan is just to run good in flips and grow roll in preparation for PLO200 shots that I plan to do when home where I have very low fixed expenses.

I'm currently at 71 kg body weight, so I've gained 11 kg so far since January which I'm quite happy about. I'll probably end up around 73-74kg at the time of leaving - I'll post a before/after pic then.

Been sooooo long since my previous +1k eur day, finally happened Yesterday. Just a bit above EV

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Old 04-11-2019, 04:54 AM   #180
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That's an interesting take on Japan, literally the first person I've heard of that didn't enjoy their trip! I understand what you mean though and Japan (Tokyo) can be very "cold" and lonely despite being a brightly lit city that never sleeps.

At least you enjoyed the food heh
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:00 AM   #181
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That's an interesting take on Japan, literally the first person I've heard of that didn't enjoy their trip! I understand what you mean though and Japan (Tokyo) can be very "cold" and lonely despite being a brightly lit city that never sleeps.

At least you enjoyed the food heh
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the trip! Mt Fuji is epic and climbing all the way up to the top of the mountain throgh the torii gates in Fushimi Inari shrine in kimono was really amazing. Maybe should give it another shot, this time in warm weather And when it's not peak tourism season with oceans of people everywhere.

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Old 04-12-2019, 06:22 AM   #182
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I really dig the pictures. Nice work at the tables and having some life balance off the tables!
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:43 AM   #183
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April

What a great month! Last session I played was on 19th. Been having high fever and other fun stuff since then. Went to the hospital couple of days ago, was diagnosed with acute tonsillopharyngitis, been on antibiotics since then. But the thing is - it's not getting any better, even opposite. So I'll head back to hospital and try again, probably with different antibiotics. Doctor checkup in hospital costs 5 eur btw. I though I even had insurance, but it had ended last month. Oh well.

Poker wise can't complain, got 2/3 of my years EV back or so, and just ~14k hands.





And on top of this, I managed to spend just 400-450 eur this month (no more rent), of which 80 is for my upcomming Boracai trip. 2 more weeks till going home!
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:15 AM   #184
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Just 10 days till my flight.. And I got admitted to hospital. My insurance probably won't cover. I really didn't want to do it, but 2 weeks of high fever, and lvl 4 tonsils (totally covered with white) so I can't swallow much. Still idk what it is, but I think docs assume it's fungal caused infection. Oh well, will update when (if) I get out. Bye bye BR. Guys, if you go overseas, don't just buy insurance month to month, but all in one stretch.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:54 PM   #185
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I spent 6 days in hospital, bill was ~2k eur. 75% of bill came from pharmacy. I had combo infection of tonsillopharyngitis followed by fungal infection in throat when the immune system was at it's lowest. But the good news is - I'm still alive and both infections have been killed. I'm still on medication for few more days.

This really sets me back with my moving up plans, but not much I can do about it. And health is more important.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:04 PM   #186
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Wow glad you're alright.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:37 AM   #187
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Thanks! Yeah not the best way to spend my last weeks here.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:19 AM   #188
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Just 10 days till my flight.. And I got admitted to hospital. My insurance probably won't cover. I really didn't want to do it, but 2 weeks of high fever, and lvl 4 tonsils (totally covered with white) so I can't swallow much. Still idk what it is, but I think docs assume it's fungal caused infection. Oh well, will update when (if) I get out. Bye bye BR. Guys, if you go overseas, don't just buy insurance month to month, but all in one stretch.
can you please explain why exactly your insurance didn't cover your expenses?
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:22 PM   #189
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can you please explain why exactly your insurance didn't cover your expenses?

I was buying travel insurance in 1-2 month stretches and the one I had ended before I was admitted to hospital but after I got sick. So I bought the new one while I was sick already and they don't cover anything if you buy it after getting sick. I filed all the documents Yesterday and will get answer in 15 days, so fingers crossed. I'm not expecting a payday tho.

Anyway, I'm back in my home country now, health is good and I'm trying to adjust to 5h time difference. Back on grind on Monday! Have to move roll so I can play legally here.

Ohh and one more sad part about my sickness - I lost almost all of my weight gains, lost 7-8 kg in 2-3 weeks and now I'm just 64 kg (I was super close to feeding/breathing tube)
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:47 PM   #190
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oh okay,yeah that makes sense..really bad timing tho
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:39 PM   #191
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Crazy about your health. Glad you recovered and good luck when you're back on the grind.
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