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#41 Zach6668

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:06 PM

The final numbers are in:July Results:23,203 hands.-$2,747.19Posted ImagePosted ImageYes, that's a 400 BB downswing. Sigh.However!I had roughly $200ish in overall profit from tournaments, although, as usual, I track those very poorly.I also managed to clear like almost $3000 worth of incentives on AP; $1,130.68 in rakeback, and lots in bonus and ARPs.Overall, despite having my worst month ever at the tables, I managed to actually profit overall.Final totals for the month: +$432.80So, as bad as it was, I can take away the knowledge that even my worst months, I still manage to turn a profit.August Goals:Believe it or not, I'm confident as hell, and ready to pound out some serious volume.I plan on playing a minimum of 30,000 hands, but my daily goal will be 2,000 hands. Obviously, I won't play every day, but 5 days/week should result in about 40,000 hands or so.Also, if I play 30,000 hands, I should clear about $4,000 worth of incentives at AP, so if I can add a modest 1.0 BB/100, I could get as high as $5800 total profit. For now, I'm just shooting for breakeven poker, aka $4000 total.Gl all.[edited to include correct graphs]
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:49 PM

Warning: I started writing this post and it got way too long. Unless you've got lots of time on your hands or are already interested, you might want to move down to the next post.

View PostJordan, on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, 7:29 AM, said:

I'm kinda curious...I mean, if losing your roll wouldn't have taught you this, what did?Seriously, I'm interested...and I hope you do well out there and get your roll back.- Jordan
Well, I obviously learned some good lessons there too, but last night was from a different perspective. It was this degenerate friend of mine. He already owed me a few hundred bucks which I knew I wasn't getting for a while, and then we went golfing and he lost a few hundred more, mainly taking the worst of it in order to double the stakes when he impatiently wanted to gamble. Anyway, we went to dinner afterward and he kept trying to tell me how no one could count cards and the whole thing was made up and so I agreed to go to his house and let him deal me some double-deck BJ with good penetration, figuring that it would be good practice for Vegas and that I wouldn't be risking any of my actual "available cash" stash.Anyway, he's constantly trying to give me better penetration/rules to get me to raise the minimum bet (even though if he really has an edge, he shouldn't want that). Finally, after about 4 hours, I'm ready to quit and go home up another $1250 or so. He talks me into playing out another 3 shoes with him (we switched to 4 decks at some point), and while doing that, I've completely lost the urge to gamble, but I get the idea that I can at least start counting the shoe down afterwards to see how good my count is. That entertains me a little while longer, but the more I play, the more I realize that my count's really not good at all, even putting in 100% focus, going as slow as I want, and not making any effort to act like a friendly BJ donk at the table. I get it on the nose a couple times, but more often than not, it's off, sometimes by as much as 5. Finally, on a shoe that I was pretty much ready to quit on anyway, I go on a bad run and actually get down a little bit, but somehow it seems like the count is really favorable and I keep hammering it for max bets and go on a huge run getting like 10 out of 11 hands to get back up to where I was before. Then, I count the shoe down afterwards and it turns out, I was off by ten on my count. So basically as soon as I had a little emotional investment to the money, and I wanted the count to be favorable, my counting got completely unreliable to the point of being worthless. Anyway, after that I tell my friend that I'm absolutely, absolutely done now and I don't want to play any more. Furthermore, I don't have any desire to play BJ at all any more, as I'm now positive I don't have an edge. He sits and argues with me for 15 minutes about how unfair is to quit like that and refuses to give me a ride back to my car unless I'll give him some more action and play one more shoe. Finally, I agree, making no effort to count and pretty much just flat-betting the minimum the whole shoe until it's done. I win a little more, and then he complains again that it wasn't enough action and he thought I was going to bet more and blah blah blah. He wants me to cut the deck with him for $500. I finally agree to that too and he wins, so I say "OK, now can you just give me a ride to my car so I can go home". He argues more and says "just cut it again" and how it wasn't fair that I didn't give him enough action, and that if he were winning he'd just let me keep getting credit up to $10,000 (WTF!). Finally, after a ridiculous amount of time (about an hour from when I first said I absolutely wanted to quit), I just say "if you don't give me a ride in the next 2 minutes, I'm walking the 2 miles back to my car" and then he finally did.The whole time though, he's trying to get me to play with him later so he can get even, and then when I wake up, I have like 5 different text messages about how it wasn't fair that I quit and we should play more BJ later. It was honestly a little scary to see someone that addicted that he just could not accept a loss under any circumstances. It was like watching a hardcore drug addict trying to get a fix or something. It's not even like he's worried about the consequences. He knows he doesn't have to pay me right away and he hadn't given me any cash or anything. Also, he's blown multiple 5-figure rolls before so it's not like it's a huge loss that he's never encountered before. He's been gambling for years, has made no effort to learn how to manage his money, and is still at the point where he'll never ever accept a loss.So the lessons were:1. Don't let someone's persistence get you to do anything. It's one thing if someone has a good argument, but going along with them just because they won't shut up is almost always a terrible idea.2. Gambling is extremely addictive and if you're not constantly working on trying not to be degenerate and trying to manage your money better until you get to a point where you have pretty much no risk at all, it will end up just eating you up. 3. I'm a long way from being a profitable card-counter. As simple as it seems, I don't even have the basics down and am at best shaving a tiny little smidgeon off of the house edge in a casino environment.
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:18 PM

So, this was last night around 4 am, so I consider it a great start to my August.Posted ImageWHAT? 25/50? You say...I got a stake for the session, so $262 was my cut... was supposed to be 70/30, but he gave me a little extra.This is a huge confidence booster for a few reasons. First, I have a lifetime BB/100 at 25/50 of 11.63. :club: (At that table, it may have been sustainable.)Also, the fact that this guy was willing to stake me in a 25/50 game, for up to $1000 of his own money. That's a nice compliment.**********Otherwise, I'm up like $6 in every other game I've played today, lol. Owned at 5/10, and crushed 3/6, as usual, lol.
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#44 Jujoki3

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:21 PM

August Goal: play 300 $39 6man SNGs on stars. Profit.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:01 PM

Day 1 booked in August.Posted ImageAnd one of my big hands didn't get uploaded, so I'm waiting for the HH from FTP...but with that hand I should be looking at a 4k - 4.2k day.weeeeeeeeeee- Jordan

#46 Royal_Tour

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:07 PM

Iggy, messed up man.that guy sounds like a loose cannon, i know a guy like him. bad news now, I havent talked to him in a couple years bcause he cant handle himself in social situations anymore.Zach, was that live or online? I'd stake you in 25/50 live, the play at rama is horrible at high stakes



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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:10 PM

View PostRoyal_Tour, on Thursday, August 2nd, 2007, 1:07 AM, said:

Iggy, messed up man.that guy sounds like a loose cannon, i know a guy like him. bad news now, I havent talked to him in a couple years bcause he cant handle himself in social situations anymore.Zach, was that live or online? I'd stake you in 25/50 live, the play at rama is horrible at high stakes
It was on AP...When did Rama hands start autoimporting into PT?:club:
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

Amazing post Iggy.Jordan, I'm jealous:)Royal, how high do the NL/LHE games at Rama go up to?
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

Hmmm, tilted for the first time in a loooong while(probably many months), so tonight didn't go too well - lost 1.5 buy-ins at $400PLO8 :D Made about $150 at stud8 and playing well :club: Really tempted to take a shot at $30/$60 stud8. The game looks looser than the lower limits.
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:37 PM

View PostZach6668, on Thursday, August 2nd, 2007, 3:10 PM, said:

It was on AP...When did Rama hands start autoimporting into PT?:D

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:16 AM

revising my goals.40 - 60k hands of hu play...15-30k profit..not sure what i shold expect here since i'm going up limits to 2/4nl and don't relaly know waht to expect, win rate wise...stil lmixing in 1/2...so meh, we'll see.win the 2.5k ftopsthat's allship- Jordan

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 04:17 AM

Final July results: I think I lost a fair bit in tourneys - didn't really have any significant wins to speak of, although I did get deep a number of times and (sometimes) thought I was playing well. Final SNG stats:9-manPosted Image45-manPosted ImageIf it weren't for a terrible downswing this past weekend it would have been a much better month. August is off to an iffy start. Haven't played much the last 3 days, but I did manage to take 3rd place in a PLO mtt for $750 yesterday. It was ok just cuz I haven't played PLO much recently and I'd forgotten how well I do in the tourneys, but at one point I had about half the chips in play 4-handed and managed to donk out in 3rd. FWIW I did have 1 of my opponents AIPF 3-handed with a 70-30 favorite (yes there are 70/30s in PLO), but obviously he sucked out. My goal for August is to win a lot of money. I've taken a break from sngs for a few days just because I was running incredibly badly and probably started to tilt, but I'm certainly going to get back into them, maybe move down to the $30 games for a day or 2 to get my confidence back up. And as far as tourneys, I'm due baby!
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:47 AM

Can any of the genstratters help a brother out?? I'm looking to x-fer a measly $150 on stars for $ on tilt??

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:55 AM

View Postpokerplayer24, on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, 11:45 AM, said:

MMM thought i had recognized ur name at 2/4 on stars. Maybe ill run into u at tstone.
Heh, not that comfy at that level yet. I'm assuming it was really easy to pop me.I'm only playing with 5 buyins or so at 2/4, if they go bye bye then I'm settling back into 1/2. I'll be at Turning Stone for the weekend (Events #1 and #3) with zimmer, possibly more if I do well. If u wanna meet up, PM your celly and I'll check in on ya.Zach; I told u LHE was the devil.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:23 AM

So played a home game last night... .05/.10 blinds just friends goofing off.Staddle pot I get J7 :D and raise under the gun to .75 and get 4 callers, flop is 458 two :D I bet, $2 get raised by another guy, caller in the middle, I push for $15 on top first person lays down there hand and I get snap called by K :club: 6 :D and I brick.I know it was a small pot but I dunno if I have ever been sooo steamed....steaming is much easier without the nugz

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:17 AM

Who called you with K6?
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:41 AM

View PostZach6668, on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, 10:10 PM, said:

It was on AP...When did Rama hands start autoimporting into PT?:club:
No dumbass, I meant i'd stake you if you played in the 25/50 at Rama.

View Posthomnig, on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, 10:36 PM, said:

Amazing post Iggy.Jordan, I'm jealous:)Royal, how high do the NL/LHE games at Rama go up to?
The NL game is 2-5NL with 500 max buy-in. limit they spread 20/40 regularily or if it gets short handed, they spread 25/50



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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:02 PM

View PostZach6668, on Thursday, August 2nd, 2007, 5:18 AM, said:

So, this was last night around 4 am, so I consider it a great start to my August.Posted Image

View PostRoyal_Tour, on Thursday, August 2nd, 2007, 6:07 AM, said:

Zach, was that live or online?
Zach was meaning it is obviously online because he has a PT screenshot of the results./shrug

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:17 PM

View Postsimo_8ball, on Tuesday, July 31st, 2007, 6:26 PM, said:

August Goals1/ GET MONEY ONTO FULLTILT. I'm not even joking. I'm so goddamn lazy and I need to get organised.
I'm getting close. I've withdrawn from Mansion, and I've put in a bank transfer to Neteller. That'll take a day or two, but I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:31 PM

I don't normally do these goals/results things, but this month, I'm making one simple goal:1) Get a 4-figure cash in a tournament or SnG.It's time baby, I've been dinking around too long.
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