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Old 11-12-2015, 07:47 AM   #2078
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$10k Journey - Month #1 - Report

$10k Journey - Month 1 Report

Profit +$1066

Profit Graph:



Hands played: 11400
Hours played: 77

I am extremely happy with these results considering that I have been break-even at HUNL50 for over a year. However the sample is small so I cannot draw too many conclusions from the result. I have had a $1000 winning streak before although that was over at least twice as many hands.

I was hoping to move up soon but have had to withdraw money due to an unforeseen circumstance so it is NL50 for at least another 20 buy-ins.

I do expect to win consistently at NL50 (variance permitting) from now on due to a much better understanding of the game (from studying Gordon's intermediate level videos) and more importantly due to a massive leap in my mindset towards money. Hopefully that will prove to be the single biggest thing that was holding me back.

In the last 6 weeks I have further defined my purpose in life (which was already strongly defined) and have realised the importance of money in achieving my purpose. Because of this I expect (and demand) a big increase in my growth right now.


Here I will show 2 hands that I played last night which showed to me how my money attitude has changed...

First hand is somewhat standard...

BB: $18.40 (36.8 bb)
Hero (SB): $62.25 (124.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with A K
Hero raises to $1.50, BB raises to $2.50, Hero raises to $7.50, BB raises to $18.40 and is all-in, Hero calls $10.90

Flop: ($36.80) 9 A 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: ($36.80) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($36.80) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: $36.80 pot ($0.50 rake)
Final Board: 9 A 3 Q 5
BB showed 5 5 and won $36.30 ($17.90 net)
Hero showed A K and lost (-$18.40 net)

My thoughts in this hand went "50/50. Yes! Damn! I will win my money back and all of his money - I am a better player.".

2 months ago my thoughts would have been "I will probably lose this flip. Oh no I am going to win and that's not fair. Oh I lost, it's better that he wins the money. Never mind, this is normal for me anyway. It is only money after all."

Second hand, same villain, within 1 minute...

Hero (BB): $50.65 (101.3 bb)
SB: $35.55 (71.1 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 5 A
SB completes, Hero checks

Flop: ($1) 3 5 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $0.75, SB raises to $35.05 and is all-in, Hero calls $34.30

Turn: ($71.10) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($71.10) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: $71.10 pot ($0.50 rake)
Final Board: 3 5 5 K 9
Hero showed 5 A and lost (-$35.55 net)
SB showed 9 9 and won $70.60 ($35.05 net)

Thoughts in hand... "LOL. LOL. Holy ****!! I need to reload quickly because this guy is super terrible. I will win money from this guy so long as I keep playing solid. Let's go!"

6 weeks ago thoughts: "9? 9? Yep. Oh well, never mind it is only money."

It is totally different for me now. I alluded to this once before either with coach or in blog many months ago - this (previous) lack of feeling towards the passing back and forth of money. It is a work in progress and you would probably not believe how much work I put into this every day but it is work I enjoy and it is work that will help me to fulfil my purpose and my desires.

Keep the faith friends. And keep dreaming.
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