I don't know what to say. I'm good when the money goes in. I lose when its all over. Oh well. 150 = 300 where im at.
Weight: - 4 lbs. 8 left to go.
I developed some kind of sinus infection. So far nothing is helping at all. Fuckin sucks atm.
Good news is that my grandma called me today and asked what my social was. Apparantly, she needed it to add me to her will. I was not in her will for some reason and she apologized profusely for this as an oversight. I was like its cool grandma, but she was like on the verge of tears. I don't mean to sound shallow here, but its nice to know my elders are thinking of me.
I haven't been able to work out due to being sick. Sucks.
Posted 10-07-2009 at 07:07 AM bytedjam Updated 11-14-2009 at 04:18 AM bytedjam
in 33 dollar 10k tourny on stars. I had a donk to my left who twice called my all in squeeze with worse hand (AK v A10 and AQ vsKQ lol donkaments). finally we duel from the blinds I 3x AJ and fire all streets on 8 Q 9 k and river 7 with 3 spades at the turn (i have Ace spades) he calls all streets with A8 no spade and im out!. the table broke so i cldnt let a few choice expletives fly. so i look hi up and hes sitting at 200nl 6 max with 1800. now im not even rolled for nl.50 but i decide that hes a big station and i was gonna take a shot well 51 hands later..... (
so i decide to reluctanlty quit.at 600
after 30 min I have quitters remorse and go to see if hes still playing and this is what i saw.
he soon quit before i got on
solid 1/2 session by him!
Oh and he final tabled that tourny too!
still pretty good day for me back to NL50 till I have 50 bi (almost there)
-down 800$ on partypoker at nl50 in about 30k hands, played ok hit a bad run.
-up 250$ at nl100 on ipoker in about 3.5k hands.
-rake 2000$ at 50nl at the new ******** room that I play.
-win some money back on partypoker.
-try to build banks to play on both rooms at nl100.
[B]Soccer prediction for the 10.10.2009:[/b]
Serbia-Romania x2 full time result. <--- FINAL SCORE A DRAW OR A ROMANIA WIN
*the best odd on the market I could find: 2.46 on http://www.nordicbet.com/eng/selecti...nia&cmd=choose
First of all we have to look at the previous game between the sides: http://www.soccerway.com/matches/200...serbia/705679/
Things to remember: Serbia won 3-2 in Romania, Romania missed Cristian Chivu, the captain, the Inter Milano defender and this was decisive but it was a close game with Serbia running very hot and Romania having a really bad day.
There are no major players missing from either squad, Serbia will probably look something like this:
V. Stojkovic N. Vidic A. Lukovic B. Ivanovic I. Obradovic
D. StankovicM. Krasic N. Milijas G. Kacar N. Zigic M. Jovanovic
Romania should look like this:
D. Coman C. Chivu R. Rat D. Goian C. Sapunaru P. Codrea
M. Radoi Adrian Cristea M. Roman C. Marica A. Mutu
Note that the Romania's 1st 11 is harder to predict since they have all the players valid, this didn't happened for years they always perform well when they have a full squad.
*What's in stake-basic story Serbia need 2 more points from their last 2 matches, Romania home and Lithuania away to qualify for the World Cup.They would want to win this game to qualify now in front of their fans and not wait until the last game, note that Serbia plays well at home in general. Romania doesn't have much at stake but pride, national pride, a new coach(already drew 1-1 in France) and new long term objective- building a squad for the next campain, they go for revenge they plan to win all the games they can to build confidence.
*The moneys you should bet:
I am going to bet 50$ from a 2000$ betting bank, I suggest you bet something like 1/40 to 1/30 from your betting bank. *reasons for betting this game:
This is the kind of game and the kind of odd that you have to bet, I mean if I could take this bet all the time let's say 100 times a day now I would be rich. Basically I would compare the possibility of this event to finish the way I predict with the possibility of you winning preflop with QQ into AK, a 54%- maybe evem a 60%. But for my prediction you get a 2.46 odd, not a 2.00 so you win on a long run a lot more with this.This is one of the rare times when the odds makers don't document enough the event, the corect odd for this one should be between 1.90 and 2.00 and not 2.46 which is gold on a long run but it's hard to find good odds like this one, other betting rooms got it at 2.27 which is also decent, anything over 2.20 is a good bet and the best odd I found is a 2.46 on nordic.
I only post this prediction here, you won't find me giving this stuff to bettingadvice.com anymore, if you're a member there and you read this I'm sorry, but that's just the way it is.
Firstoff, that song is awesome and I've listened to it a bunch today. Those that know me know I don't like rap at all - or the hip hop genre/etc. But I do like Lupe Fiasco a lot. So, check him out. (And listen to that song while reading this blog )
Secondly, my groups have filled out nicely. The US group has 4 people, so we have room for 1 or 2 more people, and the EU group has 5 people, so we have possibly 1 space available. (Although that group more or less has the green light to go ahead, whereas I'm going to wait regardless for 1 more person to hop in the US group) If there are still any unanswered Qs about group coaching, please post them here.
I'm in the Tufts Medical School Basketball league. (Yeah...) Our season began this past weekend, at a prompt 10am Saturday morning. It was POURING rain. Anyway, we ended up losing, but the game had 2 refs (which is pretty legit). So that was fun. I played pretty well, but let's just say we needed a little more offense. (I shot OK, going 3-6 from 3pt land, but I blew 2 drives and apparently committed a costly lane violation...) Alex played pretty well, too.
For the undergrad league - this will be the 3rd year I'm playing in it - the team I'm going to play on this year is headlined by a sorta friend named Dana, who funny enough went to high school with Xorbie (Joel) from 2p2. (Or he went to HS with his younger brother, I guess) Dana is pretty good, and actually the greatest pickup game I've ever played in involved Dana. (I don't know if I blogged about it, hah, maybe I'll search my previous archives for it) Anyway, that league starts in November.
Finally, my friend Brendan (who just recently graduated - in fact, I got him on the Med school roster, but he had to miss the opening game) is going to enter a Basketball City league with his company. Apparently Basketball City has the most competitive leagues, and MOST people have had high school (or college) bball experience, so... It will be tough. I'm looking forward to BBall city the most, though.
In closure, this past weekend was kinda neat, since I went out to a dance club. It's hard to explain the entire backdrop of people, but Alex/Skye are friendly with a few people I sorta know. (but I'm not "friendly" in the sense that they are anything more than just raw acquaintances, even though I like them) Anyway, since it was a group of mostly girls, (there were 10 of us or so?) we went to Central Sq., and ended up a a dance club called Middlesex. I really, really disdain dancing, largely because I'm not good at it.
The place was PACKED, and I actually was overdressed, since I had a date earlier that night. (I was wearing a dress shirt under a sweater... pretty preppy) At first it was pretty lame, since the wait at the bar was V long, but I started drinking a fair amount with Skye. It actually hit me pretty hard (I had a lot of drinks) for 2 reasons - the 1st was I was up v early that morning due to playing in the league game (and not getting much sleep) and the 2nd was I ended up taking shots to various characters in The Wire. (Shots of Jameson, of course)
Fast forward, and the night actually ended up being pretty fun. I ended up sending a bunch of assorted texts, which provided a humorous backdrop on Sunday. No regrets, of course. I'm going to the Ballet on Thursday, called "Giselle". Was sorta supposed to go on Sunday but since I have flex seats I wasn't locked into that date (didn't reserve them) and this Thursday works out better. Also, I've been looking at places to rent or buy, but nothing has really looked great so far. My latest video was just posted, big up apologies for the major delays. Peace!
So after dominating 25nl HUDless for a while, I slipped into more passive playing. I think also it has something to do with me winning and getting ready to move up to 50nl. I kinda started to coast with my work load away from the tables. I had 3 sizeable losing sessions in a row, and that has been uncharacteristic of how I have been playing. I realize that if I am really going to move to 50nl by the end of the month and quit my part time job (which pays approx $45 per week, so it isn't a huge adjustment not to have that money), I really need to nail it for the rest of the months on watching videos, posting in forums, and exercising and meditating. All of this has fallen off sharply in the past weeks. And I feel like I have to note here in public, if only for myself, that this is part of an ongoing cycle I am caught in. Work hard, achieve good results, slack off, lose money, wash, rinse, repeat. On one hand I am a little disappointed in myself for this, but, oddly enough, I think being disappointed in myself is one of the contributing factors in this little psychological whirlwind I am caught up in. I mean hell, I must be getting something out of it, and I don't think I can overlook the "negative" feelings of disappointment and shame as psychological motivators for me. I was raised Catholic, after all.
So I will just concentrate on changing the behaviors and not get caught up in a lot of psychological energies. Damn, two straight days of meditating is clearing things up already. Oh, no, no, no, I didn't mean to say that. That is becoming "attached" to the positive byproducts of meditating. Actually, I shouldn't even be calling them "positive" as there is no "positive" or "negative", those are just constructs of our minds that we use to further trick ourselves into perceiving things not as they really are, but as we would like them to be. I should only note that I have been meditating two straight days and leave it at that. I am not sure if I should feel proud of that or not, as pride is probably a major downfall of poker players. Not as much as hubris, but definitely a detriment to my game.
What the hell was I talking about?
Ah, yes. Here is what I have done. I leave the HUD up now, but I have removed all the stats, so now I can just take notes in HEM, which I have been doing. And guess what, I couldn't check out how peopl's vpip and pfr now if I wanted to, so that temptation is gone. Also, when I am losing or just playing my B game, checking if I am up or down is really important and a major conflict for me while I am playing. I think I can actually tag that as an indicator of me not being on top of my game from now on, tbh, and know that when I am tempted by it, I should take a few deep breaths and refocus or just stop playing. Also, with the HUD running, it is far easier to mark hands and review/post them. I had become very accustomed to doing this, and since I stopped playing with the HUD, I stopped marking hands and my session reviews were fairly spotty. When I am playing my A game, I have a lot more questions about hands since I am actively involved in them a lot more, too, so the whole thing kind of feeds on itself in an upward cycle. Lastly, I stopped color coding players. I think later on when I am playing to make money and not get better, color coding player types can really help with game selection and the like. But right now, I think it just reinforces the instinct to stereotype players at a glance, much as my HUD allowed me to do, and pull my focus away from their actions at the table. And when I take notes, I just try and record their actions in a matter of fact and detailed way. In this way, I will have to read them and draw my own conclusions about what type of player they are and what other types of plays they are prone to make. I will have to do this each time I play them, and, for me, I think that is a muscle that can use some working out
Ive been playing a bit of HUNL.25/.50
I have been running insanely hot till today I lost 4 buy in about 70 hands .
I decided to take a break by downloading some porn. so after 15 min of "me" time.I was feeling recharged. 200 hands later im in front a buy in for the day. heres my fav hand of the session which illustrates my nonfolding tendencies.
So I'm back posting on the forums a lot and loving it. I've even played a little so I can post my hands too rather than just commenting on everyone else. I'm still not back where I used to be but pretty close. I used to never miss a single post on these forums and was probably posting like 12 or more per day. I think that's good but it can also drain you. Just have to balance I guess.
I'm so glad I decided to come to this site and more importantly start posting on the forums. If I look at my improvement over the past 4 mos I've been here it just blows me away. Results wise I'm down, but I know that's mostly variance and some tilt b/c of the variance. I've been a lot better w/ my tilt lately so my results should be good this month. I've made so many friends on here, leggo is such a nice community. I've said this before but it really is.
Probably won't play a ton during the week like usual, but now I at least have time to post and review sessions. I should be able to play here and there during the week too. I posted my goals in the October Motivation Thread in the micro stakes forums and I'm actually doing very well with them so far. One was to watch more vids and so far I've watched 2.5 just this week. I need to get back into taking notes while I do it though. End of October I took a few days off so I'm looking to grind grind grind during that time.
so now i am all set up at my new flat, it is shaping up very nicely. i'll put some pictures up when it is 100% sorted.
i can finally get my grind on now, so will start tomorrow or the next day with a pretty intense grind. i'm going to vegas 21st-26th so it isn't going to be a big month hands wise, but if i work hard until the 21st, hopefully i can get something going. there are about 16 work days left for the month, so basically half a month.
i'm trying to save up 300k pounds from now on to buy my own house. it is going to take a long time to do, but at least i have a target now, so hopefully that will motivate me to work harder.
my plan is to start each month with $60k on ipoker and FTP, and play 5/10 till i get to 80k roll, then start playing 10/20. i'll move down to 3/6 if my roll goes down to 40k. after a few sucessful months, i will probably just start playing 10/20 to start with.
i'm planning on playing 75k hands every month, which will be a challenge to say the least. my previous best month hands wise is 65k ish. we'll see how closely i can stick to my target.
finally, gotta give a shout out to my most dedicated reader, OTL_555. thanks for keeping my blog views respectable
Seems this blog will be more sporadic than i had planned, maybe due to the fact that poker has kinda sucked lately. Lately, cause from now i believe im due for a heater. A well needed one.
Last month was basically another hard one, but in the end i managed to close a small profit, ******** helping out though. Almost 6k total, but somehow it felt like 12k the other way. I might be spoiled from earlier times were 10k profits was standard and i also struggle with not succeeding the way i wanna, i always have.
The neverending search of the game to play is still going on for me. I decided to drop 6max (for good, lol and wow) not long ago and deposited on stars to play only hu. Busted that account (the 3-4k dswing around 28kish hands last month graph) pretty quick though. Back to 6max and since then ive done ok and gotten like 15 bis my way. If/when 3handed games return i will focus only on them and put in even more time.
Watchin tons of vids at dc and leggo, thinkin more about my game than i ever have, analyzing different plays i do, reviewing hands and watchin opponents. I hope its whats paying of cause this month has started v good and im having way more fun playing.
Will try to get in 50k hands this month and hopefully see another 5-figure win.