2005: Played 5c/10c Dealer's Choice with other human guinea pigs at a 14-day Phase IV pharmaceutical trial.
2006: Learned NLHE rules at a local free poker league run by Cardplayer's Mike
2007: First casino trip. 1/2 and I went busto on my first hand with 24os (misread my cards)
2008: Switched from cardplayer to 2p2 after ~400k 100NL hands of not even breaking even.
2009: Put in my 2 weeks notice with my old job in late November
Sarah Silverman's similarities between elderly jewish people and young black men:
Very white sneakers
They like diamonds and bling
Big on their grandchildren
Fan of cadillacs
All of their friends are dying
What level should I be on if you actually hold AK?
Could god animate a gif so large that even he himself could not upload it?
Levels only exist so people can out level themselves.
Remove distractions while playing: Close down skype, exit forum, turn off phone, etc. Prepare for session by creating a positive mindset (fav music, and even Family Guy and other animated comedies are stellar), have bottled water next to you during session so do don't have to make a dash towards fridge between hands. Take tylenol before a grind so your neck/wrists don't get sore/as sore.
Wear comfortable shoes, buy a comfortable bed, talk to people that don't look like you, do the right thing, don't lie, pursue happiness with your remaining 40 years of quality life on the planet.
do you actually like me? are we really even friends?
why did we talk about oopening up a coaching website in 2009?
who is a bigger troll; me or lesmurphy
who is better at poker; me or lesmurphy
do you ever have downswings?
what is your biggest upswing?
what type of women do you like?
is that really a picture of you in the SSNLFR pics thread?
i didn't know u were full time pro now. what was ur profession before quitting?
Office work for a university.
Originally Posted by porkroll
i haven't played with u in awhile....but looks like u are on a nice extended upswing. i know u don't watch videos, get coached, etc. what accounts for ur late strong run?
I don't seek out videos. Occasionally someone will recommend one strongly, and I give everything a shot. There's gotta be a reason why so many people love them, right? I really liked jballer88's last vids. Disclaimer: I know him IRL so its not an unbiased recommendation. And by "I know him IRL" means he butt dials me because I'm alphabetically the first person in his contacts list. But we're not facebook friends or anything. We met at a local poker club, and he and I were blood villains for the longest time. Like, you think the lesmurphy thing is drama, but I never really got into that battle. But I got into the jballer battle dammit. I was a NIIIIIIIT back then and all of the battles were jballer saying I shoulda shoved (I know now that he's right obv), and me giving a BS excuse to being scared money. I played bad a year ago. But back when I knew him it was just awful.
So yeah, jballer88's SH videos I like.
I've been coached before. Not extended coaching where anyone took me under a wing and made me a protige or anything, but I've paid for several sessions with various crushers and solid players. jballer88 is one, DamnRinger, **********, and I think I got one or two from Newmanmi. I'd recommend DamnRinger first. The others are excellent and solid choices too if you (or lurkers) need a recommendation for a coach.
Its not really a late strong run, as it was me being a bad player for so long. The May 2010 DukeMuscle will be an awful player to the DukeMuscle of 2011 obv.
do you actually like me? are we really even friends? Yes. If you have to ask...
why did we talk about oopening up a coaching website in 2009? Because it would be less variance for us if the regfish paid us for coaching instead of us taking it at the table.
who is a bigger troll; me or lesmurphy You aren't a troll.
who is better at poker; me or lesmurphy You are a very good player UCDLa.
do you ever have downswings? course
what is your biggest upswing? dunno I don't keep track
what type of women do you like? Non-fatties
is that really a picture of you in the SSNLFR pics thread? Likely