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Old 03-27-2020, 03:16 PM   #1801
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Re: Suitedjustice's Ongoing Mid-life Crisis

Another night of bricks at the ACR tables. I downloaded a free one month trial of Pokertracker 4 today. The setup was really easy, much easier than Holdem Manager. I had HM2, but I could never get it running on this laptop, and tech support were less than helpful, so **** 'em; I'm a PT4 man, now.

I'll probably start mixing in some 10nl zoom (aka "blitz" on ACR) to get some quick hands.

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Old 03-28-2020, 03:20 PM   #1802
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I had a terrible pot-fueled paranoid thought last night that I originally posted here, but then I deleted it. Just because I can post all of my thoughts doesn't mean that I should. This one was neither amusing nor enlightening, so it's gone.

One mincash on ACR last night slowed the bleeding but didn't stop it. I played a hand or two that I may post here later on, after I dust off the hand history converter.

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Old 03-29-2020, 05:39 PM   #1803
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I am up-to-date.

ACR is a rough landscape but every once in a while you smash a final table and even out or profit a little. I believe in the cause!
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:01 AM   #1804
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ACR is a rough landscape but every once in a while you smash a final table and even out or profit a little. I believe in the cause!
Welcome back and thanks, Brother! Keep doing your good work out there and saving the world.
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:03 AM   #1805
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ACR is glitching and won't let me reg any new tourneys. I dare not close it and try to open it again because I have one tourney running where I'm doing pretty well.

1/77 with 5 to go until the bubble. I don't want to close the client and risk getting locked out.
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:43 AM   #1806
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Well, that did not take long to go south. That's tournament play in a nutshell.

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Old 03-30-2020, 02:08 PM   #1807
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Don't cough. DON'T EVEN COUGH.

****, I coughed, that slow-moving car sped up. It's the FBI. THEY'RE HERE TO CONTAIN ME
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Old 04-17-2020, 03:40 PM   #1808
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Not much to report lately. I'm down a few hundo on ACR, even though the tournaments are pretty juicy. That's the nature of tourneys: you keep plugging away at them until you hit a home run.

Not too many hands of interest. Tournament hands seem to offer less ambiguity, even at the higher stack depths. HUD stats take over for live reads, and they are generally quite accurate if you have enough hands on the player--so it's just a matter of looking at the numbers and adjusting your play accordingly--and then winning some flips later on.

Here's a hand from today that I think is a good example of the need to check stats before making a decision.

Yatahay Network - 30/60 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: 166.53 BB
MP+1: 166.4 BB
MP+2: 197.18 BB
CO: 142.35 BB
Hero (BTN): 128.15 BB
SB: 165.4 BB
BB: 508.82 BB
UTG: 213.78 BB
UTG+1: 318.93 BB

9 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.7 BB) Hero has Q T

UTG calls 1 BB, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to 4.53 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 4.53 BB, fold, fold, UTG calls 3.53 BB

Flop: (16.3 BB, 3 players) Q T 2
UTG checks, MP+1 checks, Hero bets 12.23 BB, UTG calls 12.23 BB, fold

Turn: (40.77 BB, 2 players) K
UTG checks, Hero checks

River: (40.77 BB, 2 players) 7
UTG bets 40.77 BB

Villain here has played 11 out of his first 21 hands. He's open/raised none of them and 3-bet none. He's just limped, called and limp/called. Normally 21 hands is weak sample size, but when they're playing 52/0 you can make some early assumptions.

I've been watching him postflop and haven't seen him put in a significant bet or raise.

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Old 04-17-2020, 04:07 PM   #1809
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Why ACR? Is the WSOP site that bad.
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Old 04-17-2020, 04:26 PM   #1810
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Why ACR? Is the WSOP site that bad.
Mostly convenience tinged with an enduring lack of trust. I don't have an account on WSOP, and I had $1500 already on ACR. I've only ever deposited $300 online since Black Friday and I'd like to keep it that way.
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:00 PM   #1811
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Old 04-18-2020, 12:21 AM   #1812
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Hows the finances without any poker income?
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Old 04-18-2020, 03:50 AM   #1813
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Old 04-18-2020, 02:13 PM   #1814
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Did you file taxes last year? You should be eligible for the IRS stimulus.


https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-...mpact-payments

If so have a party when you get that check, just like itís the 1st of tha month back home.




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Old 04-18-2020, 02:19 PM   #1815
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Did you file taxes last year? You should be eligible for the IRS stimulus.


https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-...mpact-payments

If so have a party when you get that check, just like itís the 1st of tha month back home.


Thanks Da_Nit! I should have $1200 coming, like most other folks.

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Old 04-18-2020, 02:20 PM   #1816
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Thanks Da_Nit! I should have $1200 coming, like most other folks.


Any chance you could file for unemployment since they closed your place of employment?
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Old 04-18-2020, 02:27 PM   #1817
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Any chance you could file for unemployment since they closed your place of employment?
I've heard some rumblings about that online. I will keep an eye out for any followups.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:06 AM   #1818
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Probably should make a new post soon. I'm almost done with the Brothers Karamazov, but I wouldn't even know where to begin with that daunting juggernaut. I'll probably cover something a lot more modest.
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Old 05-18-2020, 01:12 AM   #1819
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Probably should make a new post soon. I'm almost done with the Brothers Karamazov, but I wouldn't even know where to begin with that daunting juggernaut. I'll probably cover something a lot more modest.

I read this like 20 years ago and remember not one thing. WTF most of been heavily inebriated in those days.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:51 PM   #1820
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I read this like 20 years ago and remember not one thing. WTF most of been heavily inebriated in those days.
I've had the same experience. The characters and plot are fresh in my head now, and they seem like they'll never fade, but they already have faded for me, once.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:53 PM   #1821
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The video poker junkie in me couldn't fold this turn for any amount.

Yatahay Network - 150/300 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: 99,880
UTG+1: 99,880
MP: 99,880
MP+1: 99,770
MP+2: 100,000
Hero (CO): 98,830
BTN: 94,660
SB: 107,010
BB: 99,280

9 players post ante of 40, SB posts SB 150, BB posts BB 300

Pre Flop: (pot: 810) Hero has T J

fold, fold, MP raises to 900, fold, fold, Hero calls 900, BTN raises to 3,600, fold, fold, MP calls 2,700, Hero calls 2,700

Flop: (11,610, 3 players) K Q 2
MP checks, Hero checks, BTN bets 4,200, MP calls 4,200, Hero raises to 16,305, BTN calls 12,105, fold

Turn: (48,420, 2 players) 5
Hero bets 24,210, BTN raises to 48,420, Hero raises to 78,885 and is all-in, BTN calls 26,295 and is all-in

River: (197,850, 2 players) 8

Hero shows T J (High Card, King)
(Pre 41%, Flop 53%, Turn 32%)
BTN shows A K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 59%, Flop 47%, Turn 68%)
BTN wins 197,850
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:15 AM   #1822
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Short conversation I had with myself yesterday:

You fear change, and you hate to be inconvenienced, and you can't be arsed to look after your own health and safety. But this isn't about you, you selfish prick. It's about everyone you come into contact with, and everyone they come into contact with, and so on, and so on, and so on. So put on the ****ing mask.

To which I replied:
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I use the second person when I talk to myself--for whatever reason--and I now realize that that may explain why I was thrown off by the second person narration in N.K. Jemisin's book. That particular style made it seem to me like I, the reader, was in the book.

Hey, what am I doing in this book? I mean what are you doing in this book? Why didn't you tell me you were in this?

Not much else to report: I'm switching from booze to pot for a while. I wasn't drinking a lot, per se, but I was drinking steadily, and I've been steadily gaining weight in addition to waking up with a mild hangover every other morning.

The hangovers were starting to mimic mild flu symptoms, making for two or three hours of acute anxiety for me in the mornings. Who needs that?

I'm still playing a minor schedule of tournaments online, but I'm not playing enough volume to generate any significant winrate. I've just been hoping to hit some sort of home run, and in that way I have more in common with people who buy lottery tickets every week than I do with any real tournament grinders. My next swing the fences will probably come tomorrow, as I'm playing day 2 of ACR's $100k gtd.
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:13 PM   #1823
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I was reading parts of Murakami's After Dark the other day. It's written in the first person plural present. Some of the writing sounds like a screenplay: Our point of view rises three feet and passes through the mirror...

I like being drawn into the story, but I think the truth is I just like weird ****.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:23 PM   #1824
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I was reading parts of Murakami's After Dark the other day. It's written in the first person plural present. Some of the writing sounds like a screenplay: Our point of view rises three feet and passes through the mirror...

I like being drawn into the story, but I think the truth is I just like weird ****.
I read 1Q84 by Murakami. His creativity doesn't seem to have many or any boundaries. I liked the experimental novels more when I was younger, back when I had more of a 'baby mind' and was better equipped to adapt to a challenging format more quickly.

I was a big fan of William S. Burroughs when I was in college, and now I find most of his fiction unreadable beyond short stretches, and I can no longer sit still for his spoken word pieces. Obviously, he's not the one who's changed. I still like a lot of his nonfiction, but that often contains a certain amount of grumpy-old-man ranting, so of course I would approve of that.

I still enjoy a good experimental piece: Cloud Atlas is one of my favorite books, and I enjoyed House of Leaves for what it set out to do and how it achieved it. It just takes me a little longer to get into the work now that I have so many preconceived notions about literature dragging behind me.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:40 PM   #1825
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I need more stories of you being high and paranoid wandering the valley. Can someone give this man some weed.

That or with a flask of bourbon will work.

SJ did you make it to the strip at peak shutdown, particularly at night to see the differences?
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