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Old 02-03-2019, 03:12 PM   #26
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Might be the most refreshing piece of poker content I've seen in a while.

Wug Nicholas Carrillo? Saw this rip status, not sure if you are implying health or poker.

Thanks for this thread.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:58 PM   #27
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Thanks Reasons I better clear this up. I just meant the game chews up a lot of pros I've known in the past and a shoutout to Rounder63 separately wherever he is. I don't have any insider info or anything on what's going on in his world :P
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:53 AM   #28
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I resemble a lot with what u describe as toxic behavior / lack of responsibility .
How is life in korea comparing it with Uk ? I think i wouldnt last a month living in London. Too fast rhythms . Hope it all goes well for you
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:08 AM   #29
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Interesting stuff mate re:Pokerstars job. Subbed and gl!
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:19 PM   #31
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I take it you're Jae Kim right? I used to be pretty in love with Yugioh when I was younger and heavily frequented the Duelistgroundz forum and you're name would always pop up. IIRC you got into some trouble because you handed in a decklist at a major event and then decided to play a different deck. Think it was during Glad Beast format right?

Anyway as a live pro, but a breakeven online player it's really encouraging to see how you've been able to transition so successfully to poker. Hope the crushing continues GL!
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:56 PM   #32
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:01 PM   #33
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I take it you're Jae Kim right? I used to be pretty in love with Yugioh when I was younger and heavily frequented the Duelistgroundz forum and you're name would always pop up. IIRC you got into some trouble because you handed in a decklist at a major event and then decided to play a different deck. Think it was during Glad Beast format right?

Anyway as a live pro, but a breakeven online player it's really encouraging to see how you've been able to transition so successfully to poker. Hope the crushing continues GL!
not to derail, but what was your SN on dgz? Used to post there all the time back in the day haha
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Hola señor

Great thread, love the insightful posts and self reflection. Sounds like you ve done well for yourself in recent years, gl going forward
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How is life in korea comparing it with Uk ? I think i wouldnt last a month living in London. Too fast rhythms . Hope it all goes well for you
Thanks Grammen. I just wrote up a post on some of my leaks and hopefully you can let me know which ones you share.

Korea is a mixed bag. We have family here so my wife is happier but I'm on a schedule now where I'm waking up at 3 or 4 AM every night to start the grind. It's very discombobulating and I don't think I'm getting enough sunlight. I kind of want to move to Canada or Europe but I have visa issues.

I really like visiting London but it's quite expensive and like most major cities there's a huge gap between being rich and being average I think. Where are you located now?

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I take it you're Jae Kim right? I used to be pretty in love with Yugioh when I was younger and heavily frequented the Duelistgroundz forum and you're name would always pop up. IIRC you got into some trouble because you handed in a decklist at a major event and then decided to play a different deck. Think it was during Glad Beast format right?

Anyway as a live pro, but a breakeven online player it's really encouraging to see how you've been able to transition so successfully to poker. Hope the crushing continues GL!
Hey NW, yeah that's me. I had an issue during an SJC where someone stole my deck mid round. This was the 3rd time or so this has happened to me and the previous two times I was dropped from the tournament since I didn't show up for the next round. I think I was 7-1 or 8-1 so I just borrowed one of my friend's decks and got caught. I was playing GB and borrowed X-Sabers so there was no incentive for me to really do this. They banned me for a year which is within the rules and fair. It's a real stain on my sporting record but I'm fine with it.

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Hola señor

Great thread, love the insightful posts and self reflection. Sounds like you ve done well for yourself in recent years, gl going forward
Thanks for showing up t8. Really enjoyed your thread last year and subbed to the 2019 edition. Yeah I was in a pretty toxic spot prior to joining PokerStars so I'll always be grateful to the company for giving me some new perspective and a lot of cool experiences.

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Meeting with my Coach and Reflections

After binking big boy style on Winamax I went pretty hamburglar and jammed every buy-in on the following 2 Sundays. This was also during the drama with the landlord so I was quite stressed out.

I think I dusted 6k+ per session and then my coach was scheduled to come over for a week from Jan 27 to Feb 3. He's an American expat who also used to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Let's call him Wildawg. The idea of this trip was for him to see me in my natural habitat and improve the parts that would lead to more success for us this year.

I've been working with my coach mostly since 2015 after leaving my position in BBZ Staking. He's put a lot of time and effort into me and he's a good friend so even though I have enough to go on my own I'm planning on sticking around for a bit.

He's also working on his love game so we went hunting a bit on the streets of Seoul. Unfortunately my game is withered from lack of use and I was unable to hyper carry in the ultra tough nightlife environments of the city that never sleeps. We had a few mincashes though.

Anyways, long story short here's a write up of what I learned from my man.

Life Leaks Pt. 1

I'm going to separate this into poker, marriage, and health. I think they're all tied together.

1) Health

I used to be pretty fit when I was younger. As I've gotten older I'm definitely out of shape and I've been unhappy with my health for a while now. All of my weight goes to my big belly so people can't really tell how OOL I've gotten but it's there. You can tell you're getting older when your body suffers from various leakages in ill-timed spots and general torpor.

Wildawg is pretty fit and studies body health and stuff. He has suggested taking a cold shower in the morning, eating an apple a day first thing in the morning, using variable caffeine amounts instead of sticking to the same drink in the morning, and getting more cardio in.

These cornball words are my own, but investing in your health is one of the most important things you can do. The money won't matter in the end when you're pooping into buckets.

2) Marriage

I love my wife. We are like yin and yang though. Like Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield even (shoutout to Sweet Valley High). We have a dynamic where she pokes and prods me into doing things and then I build up frustration and then eventually snap with something rude.

At the bottom of it all she's an incredibly loving person who is always looking out for me. When she nags it's because she cares. And like I said with the landlord/apartment mess, I have a tendency to snap at her or blame her for things sometimes instead of taking full responsibility myself. This ties in to #1 and #3 with mental health.

3) Poker

I'm going to breakdown my strengths and weaknesses as a poker player.

Strengths:
- Very Math/HUD based
- Very little tilt, consistent B- to B+ game
- Able to mass multitable quite well
- Getting better strategically after some dark days in 2015/2016

Weaknesses:
- Too many tables to think thoroughly. Will occasionally punt due to this
- Too loose with game selection sometimes (this used to be a strength of mine)
- Handle downswings poorly
- Weak mental game
- Overemphasize small samples in game and "slurpy" opponents over a small sample

It actually shocked Wildawg how many tables I was playing. There's something degen about it for me where I like getting into these deep work flow states where the actions/responses are instantaneous and I can rely on muscle memory.

When you really boil it down though, it's pretty ridiculously wildly stupid to try to force yourself into a flow state in a strategy game where you're not thinking on purpose!

Wil has encouraged me to reduce my table count from 15-16 down to 9 on weekdays for now, and stretch to 12 on Sundays. Honestly it's been a real struggle but as I've done this my winrate has improved and so has my focus. It sure is refreshing actually being able to think about poker while playing and being able to get reads on showdowns and such!

Eventually my path will have to branch into one of two competing options once PokerStars opens back up to me on 03/14/2019:

1) 9 table $109+ and try to keep up with the best High Stakes regulars. There's a lot of money in this if you can make it to the top.

2) 15 table $16.50-$215 and try to have a very good autopilot B+ game.

The way I see it, the 9 table training I'm doing right now along with my other study tools will make my B+ game in whatever I choose much better anyways.

Wrapping it all Up

I think my relationship with my wife and my poker mindset are tied together. My coach was watching me from the side and I think I lost 5 sessions in a row or something so by Sunday I was quite moaney and obnoxious. I handle bad beats and coolers pretty well but the things that tend to trigger me in game are regulars taking nut peddley lines while pretending they're balanced.

Wildawg is very objective and rational and going forward I'm definitely working on this. I want to approach poker as a rational game of skill (which it is) and remove a lot of the negative emotions and bitching from it. And with my wife I want to take more responsibility and treat her kindly, knowing that even her nagging is from a place of love and sweetness.

I think I'm on the right path here and we'll see where it takes me. I can only do the best I can and wherever I end up I'm okay with.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:56 AM   #36
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nice thread! gl & hf
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:54 AM   #37
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Why you gotta be so polar in the poker options going forward? Is there no inbetween option? (That’s what i do)
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:49 PM   #38
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Yeah you're right. There's definitely a happy balance here to strike. You've pointed out another thing about me. I'm very polarized and too extreme one way or the other. My wife tells me all the time that I have to have it one way or the other with no in between.

Shoutout to O-Town: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG8IkUoZ6j0

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Pretty frustrating session today and I've lost a bit of momentum from my pre-Sunday peak. My net dropped out today on Party for some reason. I was using a mobile tether and eventually thought to VPN from the UK to get it back live. It was a bit tilting constantly dropping out and I wasted quite a few nice stacks due to this.

WPN was having issues with Skrill so I wasn't playing on it for a while and now that it's back and with all of the festivals going around.. I'm falling back into some bad habits, loading up to 12 tables on weekdays. It pains my heart but I think I'm going to have to give up MicroGaming and IPoker next (already have given up PokerDom).

I didn't mention this above but one of the best ways to support poker IMO is to play regularly on sites that align with your philosophies and value systems. I'm a very big fan of Microgaming and Unibet, both UK focused sites that are working hard to gain regulars. I also like GGNetwork quite a bit. And I think 888/IPoker should do more with what they have.

Party/Winamax/WPN/888 is enough for me I think. I'm going to do a write up of what I loaded on Sunday and all the garbage I played through. But before that, in the spirit of supporting online poker and Phil Galfond's blog post, I want to write my thoughts on Runitonce's poker client.

Run it Once Poker Review:

https://www.runitonce.eu/news/8-a-poker-site/

I'm not a super huge Galfond fanboy but I do like him and this post was very moving. It almost brought tears to my eyes. I can say he's too idealistic and it's more likely than not that RIO Poker won't make it. The space is too monopolized and competitive.

However, I share his idealism and want to live in a world where sites like RIO and old PokerStars are the caretakers of the game. If you read through the list of blog posts regarding RIO, you can see a man and company who genuinely care and "get it."

https://www.runitonce.eu/news/

Cash games are actually quite interesting because they don't require liquidity like SaG and Tournaments. Anyone can sit at a cash table so you can actually make a difference and enact positive change by supporting your favorite sites with your dollars. Unfortunately, whiel I'm not super familiar with the cash metagame it seems like a lot of cash pros are selfish and more motivated by their bottom line than the greater good.

Playing on Run it Once

Just FT bubbled the $160 on WPN as I'm writing this

https://i.imgur.com/iDnRuYJ.png

As a pro trying to EAT, I'm not a huge fan of Run it Once the training site. However I've been following Phil's blog and really like a lot of his ideas. The rakeback system and avatars with dynamic hud in particular are incredible ideas to me.

Pluses:
It took me just a few moments to get set up with signing up for an account. The site is very clean and simple and I must say one of the most rec-friendly environments out there. It always boggled my mind how large sites didn't start removing HUDS, seating scripts, etc. considering how much of an advantage they give pros over recs. I believe in what he's building here.

Minuses:
Playing on the site itself was fine. I must be very off peak right now but it took a bit to get 4 tables going at $20 NL. I have a few niggles to complain about. I don't like the lack of table tiling and I find the animations a bit slow. I also don't love the art style but that's all subjective.

Quick Hitter Take:
I'm rooting for RIO to succeed. I think it brings a lot of unique features to the table. The fundamental problem with RIO Poker is that the site is tied to the brand of a top shark training school so I doubt the pools will be the softest out there.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:10 AM   #39
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I barely come to the PG&C but found out this.

Lots of words and memories went thr my mind but all I want to say is wish you good luck and rly glad to see you come back and play poker again.

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Old 02-08-2019, 05:58 PM   #40
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Careful Tom they are going to think we were lovers! Thanks for stepping in though appreciate the nice words
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:15 PM   #41
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jae-boneeeee, howd u get that stars gig and what was it like?
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jae-boneeeee, howd u get that stars gig and what was it like?
swish my man! Good to hear from you Hope you're doing well maybe we can meet up at the WSOP this year?

You can find the jobs open here: http://www.starsgroup.com/careers/

In terms of how they treat their employees and benefits, Stars Group is a great company and I have no complaints. There are actually a lot of companies looking to make moves in the sector that are also hiring so I'd suggest taking a look.

Me personally I got the job because Luke and I used to game together and were still Skype friends. He sent me a message and I was always interested in that line of work and wasn't having a great 2 years of online poker. I flew out for a visit to the Isle of Man and slowly got seduced more every step of the way.

I'll do a post about living on the Isle of Man one day. It's pretty neat-o. Shoutout to the Isle of Man where my baby girl was born. A true Manx bird that one is.



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Poker Update:

On a bit of a downer since the last time I posted (~$20k). My coach has helped me with mindset and I'm handling this one a bit better. I've fired tons of $530s and a few $1k's in this time so this kind of swing is natural. I think my database metrics are looking pretty good though.

I've decided to shape up some of the game selection since I really need to grind some positive $ out for my family. EV and swick-dinging in big games won't pay the bills and I realistically have 2 years to make this happen before giving up the pro dream for good.

In a way it's a blessing that I started off well. Knowing myself this would be much harder if I had started off 25K in the hole instead of losing some profits back.

Anyways for now I'm going to remove any $215's that don't have at least 50k in the prize pool and remove any $530's that don't get at least 200k. I need to prep for getting Stars back in just about a month from now. Once that happens there will be a lot more good midstakes games to fire.

I'm looking over my 0-$75 graph now and it doesn't get much cuter. It almost looks like a money printing machine so if I feel things aren't working out by March 14 I'm going to really get nitty with the game selection and focus on making stable income.

I really like what PartyPoker is doing with their schedule though. They've recently expanded to the :30 time slot as well and are also pushing midstakes quite hard from what I'm seeing. It will be interesting being able to play on Stars again as a consumer
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not to derail, but what was your SN on dgz? Used to post there all the time back in the day haha
My name on DGZ was Jordan123, I would say I was somewhat of a semi consistent poster, even managed to get like 1500+ pos rep by the time I stopped frequenting the site. DGZ was definately the best place for competitive YGO, but I personally also loved Pojo.biz aswell, mostly because I used to trade on there relentlessly and managed to amass the highest amount of positive trade references in Europe on there.


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Hey NW, yeah that's me. I had an issue during an SJC where someone stole my deck mid round. This was the 3rd time or so this has happened to me and the previous two times I was dropped from the tournament since I didn't show up for the next round. I think I was 7-1 or 8-1 so I just borrowed one of my friend's decks and got caught. I was playing GB and borrowed X-Sabers so there was no incentive for me to really do this. They banned me for a year which is within the rules and fair. It's a real stain on my sporting record but I'm fine with it.

Ye it was really a knife to the heart when I got my deck stolen at a live event, had a almost fully hollowed out Blackwing + extra deck stolen at a London regional back and it was the nut low feeling. The amount of theft in the game was definately one of the worst aspects about the game. Think Konami could have at least empathised with you about your situation but they were always pretty liberal throwing out the banhammers. Glad you've been able to navigate your way through that, and onto poker so successfully. Keep crushing man.
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RYE bots lol. GL OP, il keep an eye out
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Great thread, in. Good luck with your grind.
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Thanks for the kind words guys. Have been following your threads as well keep up the good work and play!

Poker Update:

I lied about the game selection. Had a good pep talk with a few people I respect and decided to fire anything with an edge and embrace the swings.

Sunday was one of the most ridiculous days I've ever had. Second in net profit to the day I won the Warmup as a newbie for 6 figures. It feels pretty incredible and is honestly such a huge boost for a weak mental game fish like me. I thought I'd have a good shot at doing well when leaving my job but I never would have imagined I'd start like this.



Here's a recap of the day's festivities.

- Early Grind: I started real fresh and early even managing to find myself in games like the $55 5K 6-Max on Party and the $55 10K on 888. I found a 6th for $158 in the 6-Max and an 18th in the Monsoon for $77.62. I try to stick to around 12 tables on Sundays.

- Midway through the session I was building quite a few stacks and had built up a sizable PKO total in the $530 500K. I finished 6th in a $109 7.5K Gtd turbo around this time for $413 and was a bit disappointed not to go further. Side-note: these tournaments are pretty good spots for overlay value hunters as Party tries to expand to the :30 time slot.

During this time I played a hand in the $530 500K on Party I'm not happy with.

partypoker - 1250/2500 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 118.3 BB
BB: 48.46 BB
UTG: 66.23 BB
MP: 25.36 BB
CO: 86.48 BB
Hero (BTN): 103.45 BB

6 players post ante of 0.12 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.24 BB) Hero has 4 5

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.1 BB, SB raises to 7.3 BB, fold, Hero calls 5.2 BB

Flop: (16.34 BB, 2 players) 8 7 J
SB checks, Hero bets 8.17 BB, SB calls 8.17 BB

Turn: (32.69 BB, 2 players) 2
SB checks, Hero bets 21.79 BB, SB calls 21.79 BB

River: (76.27 BB, 2 players) 9
SB checks, Hero checks

SB shows J K (One Pair, Jacks)
(Pre 58%, Flop 53%, Turn 73%)
Hero mucks 4 5 (High Card, Jack)
(Pre 42%, Flop 47%, Turn 27%)
SB wins 76.27 BB

Pio has issues with my decision on each street so this can be a rare hand where every street is butchered. This was at BB 2500 so not early stages. We were two of the chip leaders and I think I had $1100 or so in bounties.

- 9th Place $215 40K Sunday Kickoff for $800

Had my first big money spot come up an hour later or so. We were 9 left in the $215 40K with a stout $8.8K up top. I had this spot against a very good regular, 3nipa, who gives me a lot of trouble actually. I find him very trappy/creative and apparently he ravages on Party.

I just looked him up on Scope and it looks like he hasn't been active on Stars since 2017? So either a ban or a screenname change? Weird.

Anyways, I was pretty gutted to lose this hand but I pulled myself together on break and kept a positive outlook. At this point I was developing quite a run in both the Party $215 100K and the Party $320 Gladiator 200K PKO. Moral of the story is don't open A2o from the CO.

partypoker - 17500/35000 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (CO): 916,018
BTN: 698,096
SB: 797,572
BB: 925,256
UTG: 947,441

5 players post ante of 4,350, SB posts SB 17,500, BB posts BB 35,000

Pre Flop: (pot: 74,250) Hero has A 2

fold, Hero raises to 73,500, fold, fold, BB calls 38,500

Flop: (186,250, 2 players) A 3 J
BB checks, Hero bets 46,562, BB calls 46,562

Turn: (279,374, 2 players) 2
BB checks, Hero bets 186,249, BB raises to 800,844 and is all-in, Hero calls 605,357 and is all-in

River: (1,862,586, 2 players) K

Hero shows A 2 (Two Pair, Aces and Twos)
(Pre 56%, Flop 76%, Turn 73%)
BB shows Q T (Straight, Ace High)
(Pre 44%, Flop 24%, Turn 27%)
BB wins 9,238
BB wins 1,862,586

- 5th Place Party $215 100K Main Event for $4540

A few hours later going into break I was near the final table of the $215 100K with an absolutely massive $18.8k up top. This one had a weird pay structure where it seemed quite top heavy compared to what I'm used to. It was a very tough and aggressive second to last table for me so I just tried to pick my spots.

At the final table I did some wiggling and thrusting and eventually we ended up 5-handed. We played 5-handed for 63 hands (!) and the shorter stacks kept holding or sucking out. I managed to join the action by sucking out with JTs against AJo but had also lost some flips before that.

I busted 5th in this hand which was pretty brutal considering the stack set up and runout:

partypoker - 100000/200000 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BTN): 4,568,984
SB: 6,046,722
BB: 2,061,305
UTG: 8,331,929
CO: 3,341,060

5 players post ante of 25,000, SB posts SB 100,000, BB posts BB 200,000

Pre Flop: (pot: 425,000) Hero has A Q

fold, fold, Hero raises to 4,543,984 and is all-in, SB raises to 6,021,722 and is all-in, fold

Flop: (9,412,968, 2 players) J 3 6

Turn: (9,412,968, 2 players) K

River: (9,412,968, 2 players) 7

SB shows 8 8 (One Pair, Eights)
(Pre 53%, Flop 48%, Turn 61%)
Hero shows A Q (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 47%, Flop 52%, Turn 39%)
SB wins 1,477,738
SB wins 9,412,968

The opponent in this hand mostly collected the excess EV at this table. Think he ran like 7m or so above. Even at this point I wasn't too upset because I still had a few other runs to focus on and I've really tried to make strides in my mental game despite having a rough few weeks.

- 1st Place $320 200K Gladiator for $38,151

Absolutely ridiculous final table here.

partypoker - 125000/250000 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 1,921,514
BB: 5,909,348
UTG: 4,317,605
Hero (UTG+1): 3,131,572
MP: 12,684,280
CO: 5,643,961
BTN: 3,941,720

7 players post ante of 31,000, SB posts SB 125,000, BB posts BB 250,000

Pre Flop: (pot: 592,000) Hero has A Q

fold, Hero raises to 3,100,572 and is all-in, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls 2,850,572

Flop: (6,543,144, 2 players) 6 6 K

Turn: (6,543,144, 2 players) J

River: (6,543,144, 2 players) A

BB shows K J (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks)
(Pre 37%, Flop 87%, Turn 84%)
Hero shows A Q (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes)
(Pre 63%, Flop 13%, Turn 16%)
Hero wins 6,543,144

I shoved this hand and my HUD/setup were blocking the card to the left of the screen. I just saw the 6 spade K spade J heart run out really fast and thought I was drawing pretty much dead on the turn. I rivered the Ace, thought I was still out, and the pot was being moved to me and I was surprised. I saw the 6's were paired.

From this point I actually busted all 6 players in the next 9 hands. Even recapping it now it's just unreal.

Next hand:

partypoker - 125000/250000 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 1,765,514
SB: 2,777,776
BB: 4,286,605
Hero (UTG): 6,543,144
UTG+1: 12,653,280
MP: 5,612,961
CO: 3,910,720

7 players post ante of 31,000, SB posts SB 125,000, BB posts BB 250,000

Pre Flop: (pot: 592,000) Hero has A T

Hero raises to 500,000, fold, fold, CO raises to 3,879,720 and is all-in, BTN calls 1,734,514 and is all-in, fold, fold, Hero calls 3,379,720

Flop: (10,085,954, 3 players) 6 6 T

Turn: (10,085,954, 3 players) Q

River: (10,085,954, 3 players) A

Hero shows A T (Two Pair, Aces and Tens)

Main Pot [5,795,542]: (Pre 23%, Flop 73%, Turn 83%)
Side Pot#1 [4,290,412]: (Pre 43%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)

CO shows 9 9 (Two Pair, Nines and Sixes)

Main Pot [5,795,542]: (Pre 42%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
Side Pot#1 [4,290,412]: (Pre 57%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)

BTN shows K A (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes)

Main Pot [5,795,542]: (Pre 36%, Flop 16%, Turn 12%)

Hero wins 4,290,412
Hero wins 5,795,542

The 15bb reshover and the overcaller (GooseCore who is one of my favorite elite pros and streamers) both had $2900 or so on them. I would actually run this versus the first shover anyways so I just threw in that extra Goose equity and decided to gamble it up.

Few hands later:

partypoker - 125000/250000 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 2,528,776
UTG: 4,317,605
Hero (CO): 12,780,378
BTN: 13,184,280
SB: 4,738,961

5 players post ante of 31,000, SB posts SB 125,000, BB posts BB 250,000

Pre Flop: (pot: 530,000) Hero has K K

fold, Hero raises to 500,000, fold, fold, BB calls 250,000

Flop: (1,280,000, 2 players) 9 K 4
BB checks, Hero bets 275,000, BB raises to 1,997,776 and is all-in, Hero calls 1,722,776

Turn: (5,275,552, 2 players) 7

River: (5,275,552, 2 players) A

Hero shows K K (Three of a Kind, Kings)
(Pre 86%, Flop 86%, Turn 91%)
BB shows Q T (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 14%, Flop 14%, Turn 9%)
Hero wins 5,275,552

I busted the former chip leader for a huge bounty. We were four handed after that and then this hand came up:

partypoker - 125000/250000 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 2,475,605
Hero (SB): 16,963,154
BB: 13,590,280
CO: 4,520,961

4 players post ante of 31,000, Hero posts SB 125,000, BB posts BB 250,000

Pre Flop: (pot: 499,000) Hero has A K

fold, BTN raises to 2,000,000, Hero raises to 3,750,000, BB raises to 13,559,280 and is all-in, BTN calls 444,605 and is all-in, Hero calls 9,809,280

Flop: (29,687,165, 3 players) 4 T Q

Turn: (29,687,165, 3 players) J

River: (29,687,165, 3 players) Q

Hero shows A K (Straight, Ace High)

Main Pot [7,457,815]: (Pre 37%, Flop 39%, Turn 96%)
Side Pot#1 [22,229,350]: (Pre 41%, Flop 41%, Turn 100%)

BB shows 6 6 (Two Pair, Queens and Sixes)

Main Pot [7,457,815]: (Pre 55%, Flop 57%, Turn 0%)
Side Pot#1 [22,229,350]: (Pre 59%, Flop 59%, Turn 0%)

BTN shows A 2 (One Pair, Queens)

Main Pot [7,457,815]: (Pre 9%, Flop 4%, Turn 4%)

Hero wins 22,229,350
Hero wins 7,457,815


This left heads up which ended on the next hand.

partypoker - 125000/250000 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (SB): 33,060,039
BB: 4,489,961

2 players post ante of 31,000, Hero posts SB 125,000, BB posts BB 250,000

Pre Flop: (pot: 437,000) Hero has 3 3

Hero raises to 33,029,039 and is all-in, BB calls 4,208,961 and is all-in

Flop: (8,979,922, 2 players) 3 K 2

Turn: (8,979,922, 2 players) 4

River: (8,979,922, 2 players) 8

Hero shows 3 3 (Three of a Kind, Threes)
(Pre 54%, Flop 95%, Turn 91%)
BB shows A 6 (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 46%, Flop 5%, Turn 9%)
Hero wins 28,570,078
Hero wins 8,979,922

- 2nd Place in the WPN $215 125K Sunday Special for $21,519

Preposterous. With that wrapped up I still had a final table at the $215 Sunday Special on WPN to win with $29,887 up top. This table was by far the softest of the day and I had built a massive chip lead of 91bb while 7-handed at that point. I managed to cruise to heads up and then lost a bunch of pots and a flip to finish second.

So overall Sunday was a good day. There's been some news in the poker world I might want to discuss at some point. I'm just going to keep grinding hard and studying as well. See you in the streets.
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:O Gratz on that ridiculous Sunday!
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Haha classic Sunday grind gg
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