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05-20-2010 , 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by JWorth
I had forgotten I was doing to get one of these... thanks pred for starting it.
Pred - Thanks for initiating JWorth's well.

JWorth - Thanks for agreeing to host the well. I've always been interested in why people do the things they do.

1a. I have the impression that Omaha-8 is your favorite poker game - is that correct?
1b. If not, then what?

2a. It seems heads-up is your favorite game size. Do you play all three forms of Omaha-8, no-limit, pot-limit, and fixed-limit heads-up?
2b. Please give us an idea of your preference.

3a. You have a strong math background. Do you think you're drawn to Omaha-8 because of your math ability?
3b. Do you think your math background or ability gives you more of an edge as an Omaha-8 player than it would give you as a Texas hold 'em player?
3c. How much do you think your math background contributes to your success?

Thanks.

Buzz
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05-20-2010 , 06:19 AM
Some very interesting answers. I am glad I had opened up the religious angle because your response to another poster on how you deal with poker morally was extremely fascinating.

I am still curious as to your path to PLO8 specifically though.

1.Were you playing PLO8 before you ventured online while at college or was it NLHE? Being English all I ever read about is college kids playing home game NLHE in the States so I was wondering whether you did the same or whether PLO8 college games actually exist/existed?

2.a.You mentioned that you were grinding $16 18 man SNGs- were these, as I assume, PLO8 or NLHE?
b. I consider this relatively "high" to start off with-did you grind lower as well? Did you follow any BR management rules?

3. Did you read any books to introduce yourself to PLO8 at the very very beginning?

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Originally Posted by JWorth
travel pretty much everywhere.
4.Any place in particular that you are mad to see?
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05-20-2010 , 08:24 AM
tx for doing this well! I always enjoy your posts (this is more in reference to your earlier posting history since you don't seem to post much anymore).

Do you use a HUD while playing HU, to help profile unknown players? do you make a conscious effort to profile your opponents? If so, what are the general categories that you use for your PLO8 HU opponents?

As of lately what's your ratio of HU PLO8:PLO play?

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05-20-2010 , 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by chknpotpie
What's in your future besides poker. I'm coming from a math and science background, so wondering where you want to go from here?
I used to really want to do research but i've always loved teaching people things so it will be one of those two. I could never teach under high school. college students generally already know what they want to do and you don't get a very diverse group in college physics usually. In high school you can spark someone's mind and make them get interested in it but you also get a ton of kids that misbehave and hate school but have to be there.

The work that goes into research and teaching at a college level seems meh. grad school for 5-7 years (i don't know exactly) just seems like such a damper on the momentum of life. barely make money if you do at all from stipens and what not. can't have a full time job so difficult to make money (without poker). then you get out and can make a college professors salary? i have no clue how much researchers make but i can't imagine it is very large unless you are really high up.

Either way, a huge reason i want to do well in poker in my year off from school is so I can build up money to let me go to grad school easily and not have to worry about such things. bracelet @ wsop should fix that issue .
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05-20-2010 , 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by JWorth
Possibly "ship the juc" variation if possible (6 cards, 2 cards showing).
This sounds crazy fun, count me in!
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05-20-2010 , 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Buzz
Pred - Thanks for initiating JWorth's well.

JWorth - Thanks for agreeing to host the well. I've always been interested in why people do the things they do.

1a. I have the impression that Omaha-8 is your favorite poker game - is that correct?
1b. If not, then what?

I think you can say that. I really just enjoy omaha in pretty much every form but my edge is largest in O8 so it would appear to be my favorite from that perspective. I also enjoy random variations as rusty pointed out previously and making up new games. My friends and I started trying out omaha where you could use all 4 cards (obv not a new idea but we called it prob dub) and that was fun but would has utterly ridiculous leveling/guessing going on since ranging is just about impossible.

2a. It seems heads-up is your favorite game size. Do you play all three forms of Omaha-8, no-limit, pot-limit, and fixed-limit heads-up?
2b. Please give us an idea of your preference.

I prefer plo8 heads up but i'll play nlo8 heads up if that is where the action is. I used to "pred" people in nlo8 and that was fun for a while but then everyone else is doing it so it is not as exciting now. As for being my favorite... it can be. I have trouble picking favorites because my happiness is dependent on how well i'm doing. I can remember some FR sessions that have been very enjoyable and lots of 6 max games that were fun. However if I have to pick only one table to play, heads up would keep me the most entertained.

As for lo8... i've played it, but after my previously mentioned swing at 75/150 I haven't played it since. I did very well vs some good players in the days leading up to that which made me try it, but then i lost a TON heads up to some guy I thought was awful and then quite a bit 3 and 4 handed. Clearly I was the value that day. I still think I do well heads up but I will just stick to not playing the highest games.


3a. You have a strong math background. Do you think you're drawn to Omaha-8 because of your math ability?
3b. Do you think your math background or ability gives you more of an edge as an Omaha-8 player than it would give you as a Texas hold 'em player?
3c. How much do you think your math background contributes to your success?

i'll give short answers first then explain.
a) no b) difficult to tell but i'll say no c) about 38.2% of it

I was drawn to O8 because I saw a ton of value in the game. Also, I am attracted to new things and taking on new challenges and it was a fun thing to jump into.

as for the edge difference. I think any math edge I have comes from a lack of knowledge on their part, not that i am so savvy in poker math i'm above everyone else. This is of course if the difference is in math and not something else like hand reading, deception, maxing out value, etc.

As for quantizing how much? i have little knowledge how to do such a thing but I imagine math plays a decent role in my poker playing. However, I don't think my math background has a whole lot to do with it since most of the math that I use for poker i've known or could've been taught for many years now, long before college. A lot of my style is by feel and patterns and metagame.


Thanks.

Buzz
i'd also like to clarify something i wrote earlier that i was unhappy with how i worded and i thought about it when i was laying in bed. When I said I thought i'd spend my money in a more noble way, i meant that it would not be used on other "vices" simply put, not that I am in any way better or I spend my money wiser or I deserve it more. Stereotypically, poker players have other vices and I do not spend my money on other such things. I do not want people to think that I think I am better than everyone, because I certainly do not think that. In case anyone was curious, maybe it was just me worrying too much.

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05-20-2010 , 10:58 AM
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- i would like to have some lasting impact in the realm of physics
In which field of physics do you wanna work especially?
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05-20-2010 , 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by streityboy
Some very interesting answers. I am glad I had opened up the religious angle because your response to another poster on how you deal with poker morally was extremely fascinating.

I am still curious as to your path to PLO8 specifically though.

1.Were you playing PLO8 before you ventured online while at college or was it NLHE? Being English all I ever read about is college kids playing home game NLHE in the States so I was wondering whether you did the same or whether PLO8 college games actually exist/existed?

I've only played in home games since coming to college about 5 times maybeeee and they were all nlhe tournaments. The group i played with back home got bored of nlhe so we would switch it up and play any random game we could agree on. Live bores me too much to play it all the time unless it is for a decent amount of money which most home games that I'm close to and aware of are way too small to really warrant me playing for anything other than socializing. So i guess I played some, but it couldn't have been more than a few hundred hands. gambling wasn't allowed at my college so games pretty much were non-existant. I got some nlhe action as a freshmen and made $35 playing 10c/25c and they never played with me again... that was the extent of on campus gambling i did.

2.a.You mentioned that you were grinding $16 18 man SNGs- were these, as I assume, PLO8 or NLHE? NLHE. also i grinded these $11 double shootouts stars used to run to the sunday million. unfortunately they changed them and I stopped playing them.
b. I consider this relatively "high" to start off with-did you grind lower as well? Did you follow any BR management rules?

It was a high place to start but I have always had awful bankroll management. If anyone came here looking for advice on how to build a bankroll, I'm very sorry to disappoint. However, when I first started playing plo8, I was a proven winner at sngs and i thought I could beat that stake.

In some of my first adventures as a plo8 player, i sat at a 2/4 game and won $1600 i think in about 20-40 mins (i'm bad with details as pred already pointed out). if anyone is interested, I'm pretty sure I still have those HHs and will put those along with some other memorable hands up from my starting out. I eventually grinded up to about $3300 in my account which was significantly more than I had ever had. I cashed out 2k I think then played some games and lost a little. Eventually I sat down at a 3/6 game because there were some weak players and only 1 player I thought who was good at the time, Davebreal. It got down to HU with me and him and I hate backing down from challenges so I played. I had 960 on the table and he had me covered and I leveled myself and got stacked and then selfbanned myself for a month.

After the month was up, I got caught in an interesting cycle with a friend of mine back home who was doing well in sngs and taught me how to play them. He would loan me $500, I would go to 1/2 make money, ship him back $505-$525 depending on my mood, then play with the profits which were usually $300-400. Then I would lose that money and have to loan the money back. He knew i was good for the money if I lost it and could make money grinding elsewhere if I had to, but this went on for about a month and a half while at school. Eventually I made money and broke out of the cycle. It wasn't too much longer I built up a solid roll then decided it was time for 5/10. I ran well and played fairly well along with having some fish in the games. I remember april of 08 I made about $1k a day for the last 16 days of the month and I was hooked. Never really looked back after that. my stars roll has only been bustoed once since then (HUGE accomplishment for someone with 0 br management) and that was because i took a ton off and then played in a 10/20 plo8 game and had played 25/50 plo the night before which had hurt. Since I knew I had ways of refilling my account it wasn't a big deal and when that happened i took a loan from a friend on 2p2 actually instead of my friend back home and got back on my feet.

but no, i never really played lower than 1/2 when I started plo8 and it was very swongy and took me a while to beat it consistently but it was a great learning experience. I'll try to post some hands that were mentioned in this story when I get home today. There are some pretty fun/funny ones in there and i'm sure people will think i'm nuts for it but o well.


3. Did you read any books to introduce yourself to PLO8 at the very very beginning?

I skimmed through ray zee's split poker book, but didn't really teach me much. My friend that loaned me money in the aforementioned story had just given me some pointers and i went by those for a while. After that, I built my own style and logic and went from there.

4.Any place in particular that you are mad to see?

In the next year I just plan on going wherever I have a place to stay. I don't enjoy being a tourist a whole lot so I go where my friends are. I'm going to vegas and portland and a few other places around the US and might try to make a trip to the UK but I haven't exactly asked about that one yet.

As for places I want to see the most, Ireland, Florence, Australia, and Amazon are top 4 places to see.
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05-20-2010 , 11:06 AM
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In which field of physics do you wanna work especially?
currently i'm helping my physics prof with some astro-physics and he has some hook ups for that in grad school which pretty much gives me a lock for a place to go if I want but I'm not positive I'll stick with it. I have not fallen in love with any specific field yet but a lot of fields intrigue me. I've always been fascinated by black holes, however part of me wants to go into a field that is a little more... practical.
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05-20-2010 , 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by d3 fact0
tx for doing this well! I always enjoy your posts (this is more in reference to your earlier posting history since you don't seem to post much anymore).

you're very welcome and you're correct and i'm sorry for that. I have been busy and I have pulled myself out of the forum a little bit. I was/am losing interest because any poker discussion I want, I have a group of friends I talk with about and so I saw little value in posting my own hands here when I know what people will say and that I'll disagree with them almost every time. Posting unconventional hands (the only ones I would care to post) has little positive feed back because everyone just says "play more conventionally" more or less and don't put the thought I'd like them to into the hand before they respond. Maybe something will recapturehttp://start.fedoraproject.org/ my interest in the forum but that is up in the air. for now it is more of a place to stay connected to the O8 community.

I'm going to go on a little bit of a tangent here because my mind has trailed off in a much more in depth direction that I was planning. To start, if anyone hasn't read any of Richard Feynman's work, please do. He is a brilliant mind and very interesting individual. If there was anyone I could talk to in history, it would be him. Maybe because I feel that he is so similar to me, but he is what I wish I could be intellectually.

Anyways, I was reading in the book I mentioned in the picture and I will pull out some important quotes than I think can translate into anything that you wish to learn.
"a scientist is never certain. We know that all our statements are approximate statements with different degrees of certainty; that when a statement is made, the question is not whether it is true or false, but rather how likely it is to be true or false."
"Now we have found that this is of paramount importance in order to progress. We absolutely must leave room for doubt or there is no progress and there is no learning. There is no learning without having to pose a question. And a question requires doubt. People search for certainty. But there is no certainty."
I'll stop there but I think you see my point. When people post here and say "this is how things should be" instead of offering new ideas, it stops the learning curve. On a daily basis that I play, I try new things. After I try these new things, I usually ask at least 3 other poker players what they thought about it. A HUGE portion of the time they say they hate it, but i'm not always convinced and we discuss it for a while. Anyways, if anyone was reading this well to learn how to become a good poker player, you will probably not learn that from me, but rather this physcisist who unfortunately passed away about 2 months before I was born.


Do you use a HUD while playing HU, to help profile unknown players? do you make a conscious effort to profile your opponents? If so, what are the general categories that you use for your PLO8 HU opponents?

Now on to the actual questions. I never used hud and never will. I think it can be useful but I also think it stops/slows down your progress as a player. Instead of thinking why they are doing what they are doing, you just know what they are doing. Huds are useful if you want to mass multi-table and become a robot, not if you want to become a good poker player.

As for profiling, for the most part I just categorize everyone into good, reg, bad. only difference between good and reg is how much they think and their capabilities in my mind. For the most part, I just remember how people play and can usually feel out players in situations without a hud I think. the community is small enough and the players are similar enough I don't see much use for grouping.


As of lately what's your ratio of HU PLO8:PLO play?
100:0. i put a self ban on all non plo8/nlo8 cash games. before that it was all mood dependent and I would just go to plo when I wanted to gamble and get some loose hu action.
i pray people don't see that first response and say tl;dr. the ideas in the 3rd paragraph are life changing and probably the most valuable thing that will be in this well.

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05-20-2010 , 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Dorsal Fin
This sounds crazy fun, count me in!
i didn't get the pleasure of playing any plo8 with you last year so hopefully it happens this year.

as for a name correction, it should be sssship the juc. ssship_it and I came up with it when it was really late and the two of us and buklah/gas wanted to play something.
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05-20-2010 , 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JWorth
i didn't get the pleasure of playing any plo8 with you last year so hopefully it happens this year.

as for a name correction, it should be sssship the juc. ssship_it and I came up with it when it was really late and the two of us and buklah/gas wanted to play something.
I'm in for this as well. I absolutely loved the 5 card PLO8 game we got going at RIO last year. I think it was 2/5 if I remember correctly but it played 2/5/15 95% of the time and had a lot of money on the table. It was a blast so I can't imagine how much fun this would be.
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05-20-2010 , 01:51 PM
here are some old hands I found prior to my selfbanning.


Poker Stars $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - 5 players
The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com

CO: $517.60
BTN: $425.85
SB: $298.75
BB: $250.10
Hero (UTG): $734.45

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with 7 A 5 2
Hero raises to $12, CO calls $12, BTN calls $12, 2 folds

Flop: ($42.00) 5 Q 7 (3 players)
Hero bets $32, CO folds, BTN calls $32

Turn: ($106.00) K (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $100, Hero calls $100

River: ($306.00) T (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $104, Hero raises to $208, BTN folds

Final Pot: $514.00
Hero mucks 7 A 5 2
Hero wins $512.00
(Rake: $2.00)


Poker Stars $3/$6 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - 8 players
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BB: $870.30
UTG: $733.85
UTG+1: $581.50
MP1: $551.75
Hero (MP2): $736.00
CO: $532.90
BTN: $585.00
SB: $391.10

Pre Flop: ($9.00) Hero is MP2 with T 5 A A
3 folds, Hero raises to $18, 1 fold, BTN calls $18, SB calls $15, BB calls $12

Flop: ($72.00) 6 8 T (4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $69, BTN folds, SB folds, BB calls $69

Turn: ($210.00) K (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

River: ($210.00) J (2 players)
BB bets $207, Hero raises to $649 all in, BB calls $442

Final Pot: $1508.00
BB shows 3 8 2 8 (HI: three of a kind, Eights)
Hero shows T 5 A A (HI: a pair of Aces)
BB wins $1505.00
(Rake: $3.00)




Poker Stars $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - 6 players
The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com

BTN: $430.70
SB: $827.00
Hero (BB): $382.25
UTG: $457.65
MP: $314.80
CO: $647.15

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 2 A 3 7
3 folds, BTN raises to $12, 1 fold, Hero calls $8

Flop: ($26.00) J A 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $16, Hero calls $16

Turn: ($58.00) 7 (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $55.20, Hero raises to $220.80, BTN calls $165.60

River: ($499.60) T (2 players)
Hero bets $133.45 all in, BTN calls $133.45

Final Pot: $766.50
BTN shows 3 2 T 2 (HI: three of a kind, Deuces)
Hero shows 2 A 3 7 (HI: two pair, Aces and Sevens)
BTN wins $763.50
(Rake: $3.00)






Poker Stars $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo - 6 players
The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com

MP: $607.40
CO: $199.25
BTN: $1312.55
SB: $222.40
BB: $239.95
Hero (UTG): $678.65

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with A 4 3 3
Hero raises to $12, MP raises to $42, 4 folds, Hero calls $30

Flop: ($90.00) J 5 6 (2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $87, Hero raises to $348, MP raises to $565.40 all in, Hero calls $217.40

Turn: ($1220.80) 9 (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($1220.80) Q (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $1220.80
MP mucks A A J 6
Hero shows A 4 3 3 (HI: a flush, Queen high)
Hero wins $1217.80
(Rake: $3.00)


Here are some things i did with mixed results. Was still very new and was definitely the value in some games, but it taught me a lot. I was trying to find 2 different 3 bet bluffs I had when I was still relatively new. One was vs ssship_it because he had been owning me and i had given up everytime and finally i said F it and bluffed him. Other one was when I was on my first cash game heater and i 3 bet bluffed someone on a flop but that was before i saved my HHs. My friend wanted to see it so I started saving them a few days later. convenient right?
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05-20-2010 , 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by PWMN
I'm in for this as well. I absolutely loved the 5 card PLO8 game we got going at RIO last year. I think it was 2/5 if I remember correctly but it played 2/5/15 95% of the time and had a lot of money on the table. It was a blast so I can't imagine how much fun this would be.
hah it was a lot of fun. I spent 24 hours straight playing it one day/night but I actually didn't do very well. I got quartered in this HUGE 6k pot that was a 5 way all in preflop but with me and this other guy having about a 3k sidepot or something ******ed. after i left and slept for a while, I came back and they were still playing it about 7 hours later which made me laugh.

I'm going to be at a bachelor party in chicago fri/sat so i won't answer any question after about noon on friday until sat night.
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05-20-2010 , 05:22 PM
Wooooo bachelor party with the J Weezy

1. Do you think your natural competitiveness was the biggest thing in helping you become the player you are today?

2. Idk if its been asked before, but best poker moment in your life? I'd imagine us splitting action and pwning patek has to be top 3. If its not I might be sad.

3. Waffles or Hannah?

4. Any ideas on why you dont have good results playing live but crush online? Maybe just small sample size or do you feel like you aren't as big of a favorite playing live as you are online?

5. Do you want kids? You can take this question wherever you would like on why or why not.

6. Whats your biggest pet peeve? You can only name one so I dont want a list of things you hate, just the #1 most annoying thing of all time.

7. Any big regrets up to this point in your life?

8. What is the last game you would play me in for money?

9. Why go to Anderson? Did you feel that you wanted a Christian surrounding to help further your relationship with God? Did you want to get away from GB? Pressure from parents? Following in footsteps of previous family(I think a few went there?)?

10. If you can think of anything because I know we dont play in the same games or anything, but my biggest leak as a poker player? Also anything you think I do much better than others?

11a. I think its obvious that are you gifted in certain areas. I'm sure some is just sort of natural but obviously you worked really hard at a lot of things to be where you are now. However, have you ever really failed at something you've tried hard to succeed at(if so why do you think you did)?
11b. If not, do you worry that you will fail at some point in something that has importance to you?

12. Scale of 1-10, how excited are you for Chicago this weekend?

Think I'm done with everything. Good stuff ITT so far.
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05-20-2010 , 05:38 PM
ladies and gentlemen, meet sharkzilla. good friend from back home who taught me sngs, loaned me $, played tons of hu with, and a lot more. I set up him and my cousin and they are getting married next week and it is his bachelor party on fri/sat. I'll answer his questions when I get home since I'm about to leave for michigan since I just got done watching The Green Mile which is an outstanding film.

However, I'll answer number 11 since it is so soon. On a scale from 1-10, i'm dressed and ready to go ahead of time.
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05-21-2010 , 12:23 AM
Finally.....

Favorite nlhe hand?

Whats your go to party clothes when your trying to mac?

Favorite board game?

And do you like the show Futurama?
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05-21-2010 , 01:16 AM
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Wooooo bachelor party with the J Weezy

1. Do you think your natural competitiveness was the biggest thing in helping you become the player you are today?

For the most part yes, but I think that can be broken down into wanting to feel competent and not feeling inadequate. For the most part I learn things because I want to understand things and then moving into the 2nd point I hate feeling like i am incapable of doing something. I used to take on everyone that challenged me because I didn't want to feel inferior, but that is in the past for the most part now. Eventually it turned into a means for making money and a superior means to my other options which combined with being competitive made it a big drive to learn it.

2. Idk if its been asked before, but best poker moment in your life? I'd imagine us splitting action and pwning patek has to be top 3. If its not I might be sad.

That was a big thing because that was about my 2nd big plo8 thing that happened at the start that I didn't mention however it wasn't the biggest I don't think. I have a lot of difficulty picking one biggest moment, but I'm pretty sure winning a ME seat was the most exciting for me. It was a little odd though because I had a ton of family over at the time so I couldn't celebrate in standard fashion so I just did the classic double chair spin fist pump then high fived the monitor.

3. Waffles or Hannah?

For everyone else, Waffles = his cat and hannah = my sister's dog. I hate them both but the cat is less intrusive and large so I'll sadly pick waffles. I'd prefer it dead, maple syrup is optional but it has to fill up all the nooks 1/2 way, not all the way.

4. Any ideas on why you dont have good results playing live but crush online? Maybe just small sample size or do you feel like you aren't as big of a favorite playing live as you are online?

I swear I have to have a tell. Also boredom sets in and I want to gamble more. Small sample size has to do with it as well. However my nlhe results are fairly solid for live games, idk why i don't play that more. I talk myself into saying games are tougher than they used to be and my nlhe game hasn't had any thought put into it in forever so people have to be better than me.


5. Do you want kids? You can take this question wherever you would like on why or why not.

I want a boy but I'm capping my kids at 3. If there is no dice at that point, put them all up for adoption and start over.

But seriously, I'd only want one or two. I'm leaning towards 2 but obv cannot really predetermine this since i'd imagine whatever wife I have in the future will have a much larger weight on the subject. My kid(s) will be perfect though to make everyone aware ahead of time, but I am sure they won't be able to play sports and won't have the mental capacity to be a savant. I'm a dreamer/idealist, what can i say?


6. Whats your biggest pet peeve? You can only name one so I dont want a list of things you hate, just the #1 most annoying thing of all time.

I normally hate picking "the most" "the biggest" etc because I'm not FOX network, but I have an answer for this one.

Stupid people


7. Any big regrets up to this point in your life?

- Not Making the money in the scoop events.
- Not cheating on that test in 4th grade
- Not working out for sports
- Accepting Maaa as a friend on facebook
- Playing too many video games
- Buying a gamecube to play supersmash bros when I knew no one would play me in it
- Choosing to buy pepsi instead of coke for my superbowl party this year
- Listening to Party in the USA by my own free will
- Listening to my mom on about 50 different things
- Telling my mom that wasn't crystal meth when I def should've said it was
- Not listening to you when you said "baby i got your money" is a baller song

that is just a few off the top of my head


8. What is the last game you would play me in for money?

Madden, I suck at it. Maybe tiger woods, but we'll go with madden.

9. Why go to Anderson? Did you feel that you wanted a Christian surrounding to help further your relationship with God? Did you want to get away from GB? Pressure from parents? Following in footsteps of previous family(I think a few went there?)?

I'm pretty sure I could write a 5 page paper easily on this but I'll boil it down to a few points.
- Christian surrounding would be a positive influence, which actually had an interesting adverse affect
- Dad was teaching there so I got a discount my freshmen year then free tuition sophmore year. It was unfortunate politics kept him from working there and kinda screwed me out of free tuition but poker picked up about the same time I found out he wouldn't be working there again.
- Good distance away but still with my grandparents in town in case I needed something. I did want to get away but not because of friends, but because of family.
- Family went there so I knew it would be a supported decision and family would help financially if that ever became an issue.
- 0 pressure to go there from people, it was all my choice. only place I applied.


10. If you can think of anything because I know we dont play in the same games or anything, but my biggest leak as a poker player? Also anything you think I do much better than others?

I can answer both of these in the same sentence. You have great intuition for what to do, but you don't always have the stones to do it. So many times you are like "ugh i wanted to do X but i pussed out" or you show me some hand where you owned some guy because you actually followed through. trust your gut more, but you have to accept that sometimes you'll be wrong and variance will increase a bit.


11a. I think its obvious that are you gifted in certain areas. I'm sure some is just sort of natural but obviously you worked really hard at a lot of things to be where you are now. However, have you ever really failed at something you've tried hard to succeed at(if so why do you think you did)?

most people that know me may find this odd but my athletic career is a huge let down to me. If I would've spent time working out and getting in shape for sports, I easily could've played varisty bball, soccer, track. Instead I wasn't self-motivated enough to do so and it got me cut from bball and soccer and kept me from really getting anywhere in track.

As some background: I got cut from bball 7th, 8th, 9th grade and soccer in 9th grade. However, I always played well vs everyone but I've always been very skinny which the bball coaches didn't want. One year the coach said "work out over the next year and come back and you can have a spot on the team" I said F that and didn't work out and didn't come back because the team works out and he knew I would bulk up in season if he put me on the team.

Moving on to college, I play a LOT of intramurals. Our school has 13 every year and in the past 2 years I've only missed 1 intramural season which was ping pong this year which i regret playing. I'm very competitive and reached the championship of just about every sport. Clearly that requires a good team to go with me, but the only sport that i feel incompetent at is hockey, which I don't care a whole lot to learn. This year I won the tri-fecta of volleyball tournaments (there are 3 a year, labor day, intramural, and all-night) and also was the captain of the men's club team. Clearly sports are a huge part of my life and so failing so bad in high school haunts me to this day.


11b. If not, do you worry that you will fail at some point in something that has importance to you?

For some reason failure doesn't bother me too much because I have backup plans and since I don't ever really try 100% at things, I give myself that excuse if I don't succeed. Leaves me a scape goat. tbh, it is a fairly disappointing aspect to my life. maybe i don't try 100% because I don't want to put it all out and fail, good chance that is true.

For the past year and a half or so I've started psychoanalyzing myself to figure out why I do what I do and why I am how I am. I'm not sure how useful it is but it has made me very aware of how things affect me and what to do with myself in a lot of situations to stay happy.

Think I'm done with everything. Good stuff ITT so far.
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05-21-2010 , 01:20 AM
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Finally.....

Favorite nlhe hand?

I'll think about this one, it has been too long since I've played.

Whats your go to party clothes when your trying to mac?

I don't try to mac, the girls come to me.


Favorite board game?

pictionary, but instead of drawing you play charades with it. I'm pretty sure I could be a mime.

And do you like the show Futurama?
It's ok, 6.4/10 (i'm a harsh grader, don't take offense)
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05-21-2010 , 04:28 AM
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.Whats your go to party clothes when your trying to mac?

I don't try to mac, the girls come to me.
How can that be if they already come to me? Please explain
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05-21-2010 , 04:36 AM
Some questions I already asked to Lincolini.

- Did you invest some money for coaching and/or HH review, leak finding?
- Your VPIP and PRF%? :-)
- Which traking tools do you use?
- Do you do table and seat selection?
- Which game (blinds) do you usually play ... and with which bankroll?
- How many tables do you usually play at the same time?
- With which bankroll did you start to play PLO H/L 1/2?
- Who is the guy in your avatar?

Bye
A.
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05-21-2010 , 03:58 PM
Whats your c bet %


If you had a choice to be any top tv pro who would it be and why?


If you had only 5 dollars and had to buy a last meal with it what would it be and why?
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05-24-2010 , 01:45 AM
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Some questions I already asked to Lincolini.

- Did you invest some money for coaching and/or HH review, leak finding? no

- Your VPIP and PRF%? :-)
i think 37/24 on the year but i'm not at home to check

- Which traking tools do you use?
PTO but only for $ tracking and looking up old hands, don't really analyze players

- Do you do table and seat selection?
didn't used to much, now i do a little bit.

- Which game (blinds) do you usually play ... and with which bankroll?
any of them that look profitable and with whatever is online. I don't try to keep X number of buyins online since i play so many different stakes but going busto isn't too bad for me because I have friends that can loan/ship me $ if i need it for some reason so my online roll isn't a large % of my total effective roll.

- How many tables do you usually play at the same time?
depends on my mood. if i'm relaxed just wanting to grind for a little bit or am waiting or tired, only 1-4. If i'm in grind mode, i'll load up as many as I think are good at the stakes i'm wanting which range from 6-16. Then if i want to max my vpps/hr for some strange reason, I will 24 table plo instead.

- With which bankroll did you start to play PLO H/L 1/2?
I had maybe 1100 when i first started playing 1/2, but as i said I eventually was loaning $500-600 at a time until I eventually learned how to play and it clicked.

- Who is the guy in your avatar?
My cousin. about 5 of us put up goofy pictures of him as a joke back in high school and I never changed mine. I think everyone else has changed theirs since then.

Bye
A.
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05-24-2010 , 01:49 AM
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Whats your c bet %
absolutely no clue since i'm not at home. i may or may not report back with this one.

If you had a choice to be any top tv pro who would it be and why?
phil ivey. he is too baller for his own good and he has a similar calm personality to mine. i'm not a very wild individual usually.

If you had only 5 dollars and had to buy a last meal with it what would it be and why?
only 1 meal? sounds -ev since I'd rather live longer than just 1 meal would provide. however since I only get 1 meal, I would go door to door in a neighborhood and ask what the best meal i could get for $5 is, then after surveying everyone, would go back to the best option.
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05-24-2010 , 05:49 AM
Have you watched The Wire? If not why not!!? What character would you be if you have?
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