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    Right on cue, the 3rd quarter bites me in the...

    Right on cue, the 3rd quarter bites me in the ass. I had back to back losing months. Last month (September) was on track to be a record setter. I peaked at $6k but the last two days I played I lost...
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    The 2nd quarter and half the year is in the...

    The 2nd quarter and half the year is in the books. I've been able to stay in the green every month and want to try to continue that trend as long as possible in the 2nd half of the year. ...
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    Although it wasn't exactly how I envisioned it...

    Although it wasn't exactly how I envisioned it would transpire, I had my first somewhat earned session of official midstakes action last night. Using PTR, I did reconnaissance on all the Merge...
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    It took a lot longer than I expected and maybe...

    It took a lot longer than I expected and maybe should, but the third time was a charm and I finally beat $200NL. One night a few weeks ago I actually passed the 30buyin or $6k profits point during a...
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    I should be posting more updates, but this is...

    I should be posting more updates, but this is such a long term goal that short term updates are easy to forget about. In personal news, the mother sadly passed on in October and we fortunately got...
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    Sorry I haven't posted sooner. I've been super...

    Sorry I haven't posted sooner. I've been super busy but I have been playing poker and the downswing from Hell last Fall that wiped out almost half my profits for last year seems to be gone for the...
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    I've demonstrated a lot of bad results HU/SH, so...

    I've demonstrated a lot of bad results HU/SH, so my thinking could be flawed, but he seemed like the type of villain who would for sure stack off with JJ, QQ, and any Tx hand. On the flop, I check...
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    Passed the 20 buyin EV discrepancy threshold...

    Passed the 20 buyin EV discrepancy threshold tonight sitting @ 22 difference when my AA loses to KK allin preflop (not to mention a different hand my KK runs into an AA but of course that villain...
  9. Thread: get it done

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    $2NL?

    $2NL?
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    I was sticking to my "don't play HU strategy"...

    I was sticking to my "don't play HU strategy" pretty well until the full ring table broke down and I had a fish HU with a 6ptr rating and the stats and play to back it up. These two hands are a...
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    It's very rare for someone to run up that much...

    It's very rare for someone to run up that much money and keep it because to run it up that quickly, one must effectively gamble and ignore proper bankroll management. Once a player does that, it's...
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    One more thing: I lost this hand at my last home...

    One more thing: I lost this hand at my last home game but still managed a healthy profit by the end of the night. It was ~$130 pot (I probably contributed $50 or so). I was very lucky she wasn't...
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    2014 Started with a bang but ended with a fizzle....

    2014 Started with a bang but ended with a fizzle.

    Total: $6,531.42
    Year ---> Month ---> Cashout
    2014 ---> 1 ---> $518.59
    2014 ---> 2 ---> $2,053.53
    2014 ---> 3 ---> $2,637.87
    2014 ---> 4...
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    Thanks so much. It has been so uplifting to see...

    Thanks so much. It has been so uplifting to see the influx of donations. She even made the news on two local stations. We just hope that she can manage her health enough to make the trip. We are...
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    I don't go off-topic often but I wanted to for...

    I don't go off-topic often but I wanted to for something special. My wife's good friend who is only 19 years old has cancer (estimated weeks left to live). She and her 4 year old daughter have been...
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    We're going to have a $100 per month envelope...

    We're going to have a $100 per month envelope system in the interim period for the child. I expect that will be $200 or so once she is completely ours. The mother has a life insurance policy and I'm...
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    I meant to post sooner but I've been super busy....

    I meant to post sooner but I've been super busy. This is a close to mid-year Mint dot com screen shot of net worth:

    http://i.imgur.com/bsw7O8d.jpg

    The stock market has been pretty even keel...
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    Posting my $10k milestone may have acted as a...

    Posting my $10k milestone may have acted as a doom switch :mad:. Immediately after that, I had a decent downswing. There's been some bad luck, some bad play, and I haven't been able to put in the...
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    Thanks. I haven't done a good job keeping track...

    Thanks. I haven't done a good job keeping track of my Bovada hands and, frankly, with anonymous tables, I'm not sure what good they would do me other than knowing how much volume I played. At any...
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    Yesterday, the first day of the month I've played...

    Yesterday, the first day of the month I've played poker, I reached a couple of memorable poker milestones in my world. With basically 7 months of poker left to play, 2014 (assuming I don't lose it...
  21. Thread: get it done

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    You typically play Full Tilt $50NL FR? How many...

    You typically play Full Tilt $50NL FR? How many tables?
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    I've come to similar conclusions myself. When I...

    I've come to similar conclusions myself. When I first came up the poker ladder, I got my hourly to $40 which was on par with my day job. Someone in my blog or somewhere even made a post to the effect...
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    I'm generally not a fan of 4bet shoving unless...

    I'm generally not a fan of 4bet shoving unless there's a particular situation where I think it's beneficial such as:
    - It's against a particularly low 3bet villain who I can put on KK/QQ exclusively...
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    Grrr ... heads up can be so frustrating...

    Grrr ... heads up can be so frustrating sometimes. First hand was like one of the first hands against a villain that session who normally plays pretty tight when the table is full. Second hand is...
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    Regarding Bovada, I do already have the HI...

    Regarding Bovada, I do already have the HI software and may get the hand convertor at some point in the future likely after I get HEM2 working.

    After just 10 days, I was on pace to shatter my...
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