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#1 Spence

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:23 AM

I have decided to give playing poker for a living a shot.I will be documenting all my results at http://spence2020.blogspot.com/I would go on, but the blog says most of what has to be said at this point. I will probably have an abundance of hand histories on the site so you all can gawk at my play.May god have mercy on my soul :club:
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Anyway, she did mention that he had a huge penis and it didn't fit into her the first time. I was jealous. I was sure it woulda fit into me.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:24 AM

Better lube up.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:28 AM

View PostSpence, on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006, 9:23 AM, said:

I have decided to give playing poker for a living a shot.
The headline at the top of your blog made me chuckle, nice to see that this decision wasn't entirely your own. FIRED!!!

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:31 AM

I've been deciding this for a while ;)It was a self inflicted firing, I just stayed home and never called my boss. He's a sniveling retard with the IQ of mayonnaise and I couldn't stand working under him anymore.
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Anyway, she did mention that he had a huge penis and it didn't fit into her the first time. I was jealous. I was sure it woulda fit into me.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:35 AM

Comment made.This is just...man, work 20 hours a week making $9 an hour at 7-Eleven or something. Your consistent win rate at your stakes would have to be unbelievable to support yourself and make notable increases to your br.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:36 AM

Good luck, will be interesting to read your blogs on how this goes.I'd recommend reading pokerfox's articles on bankroll management on pocket5's.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:42 AM

What do you think would be a suitable limit for supporting yourself playing poker?I have more money I can add to the BR, I was hoping to just work from whats in their now though.
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Anyway, she did mention that he had a huge penis and it didn't fit into her the first time. I was jealous. I was sure it woulda fit into me.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:07 AM

View PostSpence, on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006, 5:23 AM, said:

I have decided to give playing poker for a living a shot.I will be documenting all my results at http://spence2020.blogspot.com/I would go on, but the blog says most of what has to be said at this point. I will probably have an abundance of hand histories on the site so you all can gawk at my play.May god have mercy on my soul :club:
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:22 AM

Convert Your hands in strat.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:26 AM

View PostDonkSlayer, on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006, 5:35 AM, said:

Comment made.This is just...man, work 20 hours a week making $9 an hour at 7-Eleven or something. Your consistent win rate at your stakes would have to be unbelievable to support yourself and make notable increases to your br.
Agreed. Work for a temp company. Get a call and have some work? Go to work. No call and no work? Play poker. You'll move around a lot and you might find yourself in a company you really like. If not, you keep the bills paid and get to play poker. Win win.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:37 AM

gl with that yo, but i agree with some posters and the guy that made the comment on your blog. Get a part time job somewhere, Work 15-20 hours per week, and then play poker until you get like a 15-20k bkrl
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:38 AM

View PostSpence, on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006, 9:42 AM, said:

What do you think would be a suitable limit for supporting yourself playing poker?I have more money I can add to the BR, I was hoping to just work from whats in their now though.
If you could average $100 day playing NL and maybe 10bb's/day playing $2/4, you're making about 29K a year before taxes. You can just add/subtract to that estimate based on your bankroll. Seriously, good luck man, but I think you should go with MtDesMoines.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:40 AM

What do your bills come to each month?

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:47 AM

at my job, i basically make $100 per day, and it is enough to support myself, have entertainment, and play poker, although the bkrl i am currently playing on i won from a freeroll off ub. I won a tec, turned it into tourney cash, got it up to $100 with still $60 left. Played in 2 $30 head up matches, and lost both to really bad suckouts. But i still had my $100, and now up to about $350anyway, the point is, you probably have to make at least $100 per day to survive, probably more, the cost of living where i live is relativly low
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:08 AM

Thanks for the input everybody, I am adding $4000 to the roll, but am goign to start out playing 3/6 SH Shorthanded is easily my best game, I was just going to try full to cut down on variance, but that'd hurt my winrate over time so I have gone to what im best at.
QUOTE(Ron_Mexico)
Anyway, she did mention that he had a huge penis and it didn't fit into her the first time. I was jealous. I was sure it woulda fit into me.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:20 AM

View PostSpence, on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006, 5:31 AM, said:

I've been deciding this for a while ;)It was a self inflicted firing, I just stayed home and never called my boss. He's a sniveling retard with the IQ of mayonnaise and I couldn't stand working under him anymore.
I have to confess that this is the way I felt about most of the bosses I had when I was your age, too. But a couple observations: 1) anyone who's managing someone your age/experience level is in a 'trial position' themselves ... they make endless mistakes and the range of poor judgment they seem capable of exhibiting is limitless. Low level anything is generally misery for *everyone.*However, it's not all darkness and doom. Here's a little life advice: it just takes time to hurdle over the "entry-level manager" and to get to a boss who knows WTF he/she's doing, and to be treated decently. The way over the hurdle is a positive attitude and a record of success in spite of the hurdles. Careers, much like college, are mostly tests of endurance. You've heard the old saying that 99% of life is showing up. Show up. Do your job. Admit your failures when called on them, but focus on doing things you seem to succeed at. You'll get noticed and suddenly find yourself working at a higher level, for a human being you can trust, and you'll say to yourself, "What was I so worried about?" Again, I SERIOUSLY recommend the temp route. It really does let you try on bosses like shirts in a department store. Don't like who's signing your time card? Call the temp people and ask for a change. They won't give you a change? Change temp people. At your age, you have no experiences to point to. You have no track record. Your only power at your age is your immense freedom to explore. Utilize it to its fullest.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:49 AM

Im pretty lucky when it comes to my career/poker playing. Im an electrical engineer and I work three 12hr days a week, mon/tues/wed. On Thurs/Fri I play poker at the local B&M. Weekends are for the fiance, sometimes we go to the casino. I dont ever play online so I dont play on work days. I make good money with my job now so everything I make playing poker goes into my BR. The only things that have come out are the engagement ring I got my fiance, the down payment for my house and all the furniture/appliances for it. I am now playing for a motorcycle paid for in cash without killing my BR. GL, I also suggest getting a temp job.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:49 AM

for the op. if you don't have rakeback or utilize reload bonuses you really need to. when i 8 table i make between $9-$18 an hour from this. there's tons of free money out there. take advantage of it.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:57 AM

View Postkoolromeo, on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006, 7:49 AM, said:

for the op. if you don't have rakeback or utilize reload bonuses you really need to. when i 8 table i make between $9-$18 an hour from this. there's tons of free money out there. take advantage of it.
<hijack warning>holy crap, 8 tables, how do you manage 8 tables? I have a hard enough time keeping up with 3. what happens if you get delt good cards on all 8 tables?
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:13 AM

View PostSpence, on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006, 7:08 AM, said:

Thanks for the input everybody, I am adding $4000 to the roll, but am goign to start out playing 3/6 SH Shorthanded is easily my best game, I was just going to try full to cut down on variance, but that'd hurt my winrate over time so I have gone to what im best at.
sorry to rain on your parade, but if you have all these questions then obviously you are not ready to be playing poker for a living. You should have gone into this with a plan and knowing all of the above.i think to make a healthy living, you need to be playing at least 5/10, but would be a lot more healthier playing anything above. and I also hope you have a nice rainy day fund. Other than that, GL




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