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Old 11-19-2017, 01:26 AM   #1926
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How often have you been taking breaks in between sessions?
I don't remember, maybe 1 or 2 breaks. I don't like to eat right after I get up and ate lunch maybe 2-3h into the grind. You'll need to figure out what works best for you personally in the end.

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because she's collecting the toys you get when you buy a Happy Meal. She's 24 years old...
I actually like that. More girls into cutesy stuff that aren't hardened career women who have been through dozens of guys. They usually live with their family and are quite sheltered though, which can be a downside as well if you'd prefer a woman who has some earning power. It's hard to have it all though and careerism largely ruins women.
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:01 AM   #1927
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**** no!!! not if you are slightly above breaking even. 20 hours a week max with prep for each time you sit down. do whatever you need to do. jerk off meditate study some old hands, whatever dont sit mindlessly and slam hands if you arent a big winner. then when you are feeling motivated and your mind is on it put in big days. but dont slave yourself to this game it will wreck results!
Playing 35 hours a week is no where close to be slave to the game, you can do it easily in 3 days ...

Agreed on the second part tho, preparation and off table work is important.
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:02 AM   #1928
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I actually like that. More girls into cutesy stuff that aren't hardened career women who have been through dozens of guys. They usually live with their family and are quite sheltered though, which can be a downside as well if you'd prefer a woman who has some earning power. It's hard to have it all though and careerism largely ruins women.
Not complaining, just sharing a story of funny typical Filipina behavior. I prefer it over Western women or hardened career women any day, too.


Just had my hand of the month at 60NL:

3 limpers, I'm MP with Q Q, I make it $6, CO calls, everyone else folds. CO is a loose passive fish with a $124 (207bb) stack that I cover.
Flop Q 9 4 (pot is $15)
I check, he pots it for $15, I call
Flop 7 (pot is $45)
I check, he pots it again for $45

At this point I'm sure it's a weaker set or two pair that he's massively value cutting himself by potting it two streets because he's just clicking buttons and oblivious to bet sizing. I imagine some drunkard on the other side of the table saying out loud "I has 444, i bets pot!". With my hard dick I press the raise button for his remaining $58 stack. He calls and shows 99. Yes! The good guys are winning today! Skill and hard work is winning today!

River 9
I watch him rake in the pixels that are over 400 big blinds.

Anyway I'm still up like 47 BI at 60nl so I'm obv still on the positive end of variance but I thought getting 1-outered against such a bad play is so gross I had to share it.
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:06 AM   #1929
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Lol value cutting himself with second set, what are you talking about man
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:15 AM   #1930
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Lol value cutting himself with second set, what are you talking about man
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At this point I'm sure it's a weaker set or two pair that he's massively value cutting himself by potting it two streets
I meant especially with the two pair possibility he's massively value cutting himself against the hands that call.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:00 AM   #1931
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So he value cutting himself when you have top set but not when you have the many worse hands that you should have?

Not saying his bet sizing is good but I dont know how you can say its "such a bad play"
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:17 AM   #1932
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well its obviously not a good play but 2 pair is only losing to 2 or 4 combos

its a bad play but not because of a polarity issue
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:30 PM   #1933
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He makes too many combos he beats fold with that sizing, even if it's not value cutting it's a terribad play.

I believe he is value cutting himself if he has two pair or even 44 against me in particular (not in a vacuum), although admittedly he can't know that. The only hands I don't fold OTT are KK, AA which I both only very rarely have because I cbet them against him, 99 and QQ.

I'm even folding AQ against a super passive fish like him. After all the fact he's a super passive fish makes analzying his quality of play kinda pointless but ok I started it, I needed to vent.

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Old 11-19-2017, 12:53 PM   #1934
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i mean you can take any situation and say im folding 95%+ here so villain is betting too thin

the real issue with villains play would be that he isn't bluffing enough, not that he's value betting too thin
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:08 PM   #1935
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Not too thin, just too big sizing. When a super passive fish suddenly wakes up and pots two streets it's pretty obvious and I'm not paying him off with top pair
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:16 PM   #1936
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Just got back from the cinema that gf paid in full (2 tickets, food and the Uber to get there). Feeling kinda bad and cheap knowing she makes like $2 per hour but she wanted us to watch the movie even when I told her I can't afford it and she offered to pay everything.

The gentleman I am I paid her 8 peso ($0.16) jeepney ride back

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Old 11-20-2017, 01:29 AM   #1937
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Why would you ever check flop 200bb deep against "super passive fish"? Isn't that the worst part of the hand? (Admittedly I don't know much about poker anymore)
What's the reason behind "nearly always" cbetting overpairs then?

Anyway, like your thread, best of luck in future. Keep the upswing going.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:43 AM   #1938
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Because with top set I block top pair, with overpairs I don't.

Thanks
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:02 AM   #1939
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Just got back from the cinema that gf paid in full (2 tickets, food and the Uber to get there). Feeling kinda bad and cheap knowing she makes like $2 per hour but she wanted us to watch the movie even when I told her I can't afford it and she offered to pay everything.

The gentleman I am I paid her 8 peso ($0.16) jeepney ride back

Really love your thread,I wish I have your guts to travel foreign soil and do what you do..but at the same time I kinda cringe how you be so cheap,even can't for paying your part of the date..I mean you travel so far,playing poker on ok level..work on it..

Good luck with everything there..cheers
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:18 AM   #1940
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Thanks but 'doing ok with poker' has not been true before this month, I just got out of makeup this month and my life roll is still down to almost nothing because staking splits are generally at the end of the month. I promised her I'll pay for the new Star Wars movie date in December (if we're still together by then...)

The conversation was something like this (we watched Justice League yesterday):
Her: Let's watch Justice League
Me: No I can't afford it this month and I won't let you pay it
Her: I'll pay it, my treat, let's do it babe
Me: No. I'd feel bad, you're spending all your money.
Her: But it's my favorite heroes from when I was a child. Fine if you don't wanna be with me I'll spend my money with my friends. (almost cries) (literal quote)
Me: Ok lets watch it....

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Old 11-20-2017, 11:55 AM   #1941
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Because with top set I block top pair, with overpairs I don't.
ldo, but you're still missing out on a **** ton of value against a player of your description by not betting flop imho. all the gutshots, 2nd pair, ace high, random midpairs etc will very often call a 60% flopbet, but will fold to a turnbet even if you check flop.

obv it doesn't matter what you do against his set / 2 pair range, he'll go broke anyway (well, check-calling flop and c/r turn is certainly the strongest looking line... not that it will matter if he's really bad, but still...)
and a passive fish will not all of a sudden start bluffing off his stack just because you check flop.

again, maybe i am really wrong, but i still don't see any reason for your flopcheck.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:45 AM   #1942
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Filipino bluntness never ceases to surprise me. A neighbour in her 40's I've only talked to once, so basically a stranger, smiled and called after me: "You're getting fat na?". We haven't seen each other in a month so she means I gained weight since a month ago and decided to express it as "you're getting fat" to a stranger.

Tomorrow I'm starting a 100 day diet. The goal is the same old story, to significantly lower my body fat % to get abs in 100 days. Whatever country I'm moving to in March, the girls will probably be harder and I won't get a hot girl while being fat or skinnyfat. That's the main reason for starting the diet now, to look good in the new country.

I'll probably post the progress of the diet on Instagram, I don't wanna clutter my thread with topless dude pics.

Diet starts tomorrow on Instagram: InfoShove

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:10 AM   #1943
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You'll get used to it...I don't go a day without it being said to me....

But on the flip side....if you lose 2lb...they will also tell you that you lost weight. So swings and roundabouts

They're a bit addicted to pointing out people's weight here

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:38 AM   #1944
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I'd rather get told I lost weight or look fit than fat.

But anyway, as I said, that experience is not the reason I'm starting a diet. I wanna look good for the next country, wherever that is. Although today's experience with my neighbour may have pushed me to actually start the diet I've been procrastinating for way too long.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:31 AM   #1945
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Best not to let it affect you too much. I dropped 25lbs being out of phils for a few months and get back and get a lot of Filipinos I know asking me what happened, if i'm sick, and that I need to eat etc. At 6'1 170 and like 15% body fat there's there's still no avoiding some off putting comments. Just get to a healthy weight/physique for yourself.

Nothing wrong with dropping a few lbs but you'll have a lot more success in whatever country you go to next if you can afford to bring a girl to watch a movie.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:17 AM   #1946
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Nothing wrong with dropping a few lbs but you'll have a lot more success in whatever country you go to next if you can afford to bring a girl to watch a movie.
In some countries I'll probably need both?

The latest travel forum troll has made a point saying it's easier to get into Fort Knox than into most Korean girls' panties.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:21 AM   #1947
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Haha, Asians are the worst for this. I'm 5'11" 150 and probably 90% of the times I've been called skinny have been Asians. They love to tell me I should try eating more steak (o rly? Thanks, never thought of that). The bluntness is kinda rude and endearing at the same time.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:03 AM   #1948
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I'm currently on an hour break I decided I need after this hand:

60NL, 6 players, Hero in the BB has Q Q
UTG opens $3, HJ calls, it folds to me in the BB, I 3bet to $14, UTG folds, HJ calls. HJ is a whale with a $120 (200bb) stack that I cover.
Flop 4 9 8 (pot is $31.9)
I bet $20, HJ calls
Turn 6 (pot is $71.9)
I bet $35, HJ calls
River A (pot is $141.9)
I check, HJ shoves his last $50.5, I sigh call thinking it could be a missed draw or some garbage pair turned into a bluff, the whale that he is.
He shows A 4 and scoops the 400bb pot

I should've bet bigger OTF to get it in OTT, that was a mistake. What was going through villain's head though?

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Old 11-21-2017, 10:14 AM   #1949
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Instead of getting Angry etc. you should be happy. Happy that there are still whales like that that call garbage till the River. He got lucky this time but guys like that are sponsoring you as of now. If not for them you would probably had to go back home.
Instead thanks to poker booming in Asia there is still Ocean of whales like we were back in 2009 again.

If you ever get angry and frustrated and already play for your own money do what I do and play some Nl100 zoom on P*/Party. I do it to stay in touch with the flow of the games and current strategies.

5h per week of zooming there and you will start to get greateful that there are sites you can play where they call big pots with random trash even if they get lucky and you lose big pots.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:25 PM   #1950
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Fold QQ pre, seems rigged on that site. Maybe it's the white-colored paper note of poker hands.
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