Archive | May, 2013

The Stooges

30 May 2013

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The Stooges

Tomorrow is the last day of May and the last chance for me to meet my monthly goals. $10k total profit preRB $5k profit preRB in Hypers This morning, it didn’t look too good for either goal.  I had broke even for three thousand games and despite a very sexy looking EV line, it didn’t […]

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The Flu Game

27 May 2013

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The Flu Game

During my mad dash for Supernova in December, I contracted food poisoning.  Considering where I live and what I choose to put in my body, I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner.  For three months I sampled all of the market food in Thailand that I could find, ultimately feeling invincible until the bacteria finally got […]

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The Taunt

25 May 2013

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The Taunt

In my last post I wrote about my goals for the final week and a half of May. 1) $5,000 profit in Hypers (Currently: ~$4200) 2) $10,000 profit in all SNGs/MTTs (Currently ~$6700) Well, umm, about that…it’s going to be a bit tougher now.  Obviously the day after I post about how I’m crushing, I […]

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The Worms

22 May 2013

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The Worms

After putting it off for a little over a week, I finally caved in and clicked the “Show $EV Adjusted” box in Hold’em Manager. And the results were glorious.   During this stretch I had convinced myself I was running good but as it turns out, I ran below expectation by a significant amount.  I […]

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The Cycle

19 May 2013

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The Cycle

For years, I’ve been on the traditional sleep schedule for poker players.  Rarely would I wake up before noon and I’d wait until early morning to go to bed.  I’m not sure why that’s what most of us do, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s a product of laziness and opportunity.  Put […]

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The Refusal

17 May 2013

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The Refusal

Due to the unreliability of Hold’em Manager, I decided to stop using it.  Well, for the most part.  I still plan on importing the games to take note of profits/losses and review particular hands, but I won’t look at the red line.  I unchecked the “show EV winnings” in HEM and so far have successfully […]

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The Broken Line

14 May 2013

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Ever since I downloaded Hold’em Manager, I’ve been obsessed with the red line.  What red line am I referring to?  The gist is this — the red line measures all-in equity and since frequent all-in situations occur in tournament poker, the line is supposed to be a more accurate representation of future earnings than your […]

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The Backup Coffee

12 May 2013

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The Backup Coffee

There’s an outdoor, late night market of sorts right around the corner from my apartment.  And nestled in between the 7-11 and a Pad Thai food stall is this tiny coffee/dessert cart.  Earlier tonight, I walked up with the intention of ordering one coffee.  I placed the order, having to repeat myself several times to […]

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The Cookies

10 May 2013

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Seven hours. That’s how long it took me to go from “I don’t know when I’m going to play again” to loading up a fresh set of games.  Seven.  Hours.  It reminds me of those times when I woke up with a terrible hangover and told myself I’m never drinking again, only to have a […]

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The Hope

7 May 2013

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Deep breaths, deep breaths.  I grabbed a coffee around 10 PM and got ready for a fun night of MTTs, 180s, and Hyper SNGs.  I can’t remember the last time I pulled an all-nighter and it’s been so long that it sounded like fun.  Of course, I forgot about how easily everything can go awry.  […]

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