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March 30, 2017 | 1:13 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2017 | 9 a.m.

I like his content but sometimes he spends 10 minutes explaining a 10 seconds idea :D
And yes, simplification for the WIN (flex)

Feb. 24, 2017 | 9 a.m.

I'm by no means an expert in goals setting :P and i struggle like everyone else. This month for example i missed a lot of days of reviewing my goals and inmediatly my motivation dropped a lot. It's super important to stay in touch with your goals.
I can recommend you a lot of good reads.

Lessons from my 20s by Ryan Allis (you can download the PDFs there, the goals setting chapters are on the Part 1: LIFE. Ryan is a super successful entrepreneur.

Best of luck!

Feb. 24, 2017 | 7:36 a.m.

Thanks a lot Phil for passing by. I agree with you, being in constant touch with your goals... reviewing them daily helps you to stay motivated.
And if you have a good mindset, setting hard goals and achieving like 70% of them doesn't seem like a bad plan.

GL Phil and all the best wishes for the RIO Poker Room.

Feb. 24, 2017 | 7:27 a.m.

Hablo español pero no tengo idea de qué estas hablando xD

Feb. 24, 2017 | 7:22 a.m.


Bye bye January. Good month overall but could be better. It's difficult for me to find the correct time to study when i'm highly motivated to play.
I need to adjust a few things. For example NL1K on WPN is no near as soft as i imagined. I need to keep improving if i want to play only 600+ this year.
I would love to battle on 3handed of 600 & 1K NL but feels so so far away right now.

January graph:

Weekly notes:
*Again Lot's of C & B game, now i'm struggling with the shitty and unstable TableTamer. It's supper buggy. I have and i7 with 32GB of RAM + SSD and when i have 3 sites my PC freezes for 10seconds+ at least 2-3 times per session.
*Pio Solver fucks my game super hard. I'm experimenting right now with the nodlocking tool to try to simplify the complex ramifications that the software offers. I'm super fish though and i miss the good and old "street poker" times.

I find this website super usefull for my sessions: Jazz&Rain. Hope you guys like it too!


Feb. 8, 2017 | 3:57 a.m.

"'Take the poker freedom, don't let poker take your freedom'"

Gr8 quote!

Feb. 5, 2017 | 11:47 p.m.


GL on 2017! crush it!

Jan. 26, 2017 | 9:32 p.m.

Powerful reminder:


Jan. 25, 2017 | 1:28 p.m.

Jan. 16, 2017 | 3:17 a.m.

So... first to weeks of the year are over. Motivation it's still high but i didn't use it the right way.
I played a lot but still missed my goal of 3000 daily hands. The reason is that i'm playing from 3AM CET time onwards and that i'm trying to play 400+ mostly so i don't have a lot of tables even multilobbying.

Other problem that i'm encountering is that when i'm running OK or normal I want to play a lot but I don't have the motivation to study. This is a stupid way of thinking. Not very smart to only study during downswings.

Does anyone have a tip to create a solid study routine?
How do you track your study hours? I was thinking of using the Pomodoro Technique two or three times/day. Maybe that helps.

Week N°1 & 2 graph:

Weekly notes:

*Lot's of C & B game, i always tilt on megasessions, but hard to close when you have whales and it takes so much effort to get good tables. Solution ¿?

*Huge swings on the last day playing a 500 hands session HU with a whale. HU brings out the worst in me. There's nothing that tilts me more than a fish making a double up with his last 10BBs and then winning 3/4 BI after that. Def not proud about my mindset at this stage of my """career""".

*Started the Hunded Pushups Challenge and i didn't missed a single day yet. Proud of myself.

GL ALL and let's crush 2017!!!

Jan. 16, 2017 | 3:06 a.m.

I don't think it's going to be extinct for all. I'm not that kind of negative person. I trully believe that a few high achievers that simply win at life can find a way to keep winning. Who am I to tell you that you can't make it?
I was talking more about a personal stance on the matter. All the news (regulations mostly) are making poker a little bit worse each year and that probably I'm going to enjoy more other things rather than grinding let's say $50/hr on poker. I'm not naive, that's still a lot of money but if I reach a point in wich money it's not a problem anymore i prefer to use my time on my hobbies.
I'm gonna make a proper post on this later.

So how's the transition to 6max going? Hard to abandon those juice 200FR tables huh? :P

Jan. 16, 2017 | 2:37 a.m.

PURPOSE!...shout out to Marcus Aerelius ;)

Jan. 15, 2017 | 1:27 p.m.


NL200 TOP Five Power Rankings 2017 ???

Jan. 8, 2017 | 3:57 p.m.

Hey, thanks for stopping by.

For sure, people is motivated in January, let's see how many more blogs are still left midyear!

On relocating.... I read something in 2+2 but i thought it was a mere formality. Could you expand a little bit more on that?

Jan. 8, 2017 | 3:39 p.m.

I think my biggest challenge this year it's going to be volume. Traffic it's not the same as used to be but that is not enough to justify for what happened last year. I played only 320k hands, as a fulltime midstakes player it's shameful.

I know that aiming at almost triple my volume is not very realistic but if i'm seing people putting that kind of volume why could not I??

Jan. 8, 2017 | 3:34 p.m.

Who am I?

I'm VonMises, a 3rd world country citizen in his 20s looking to emigrate ASAP from this shithole :D.

Poker Background:

*NL200-NL1000 cashgame player, around 300k winnings lifetime and never a RB PRO but nothing to be proud of because i'm a poker dinosaur (first hand in NL100+ in 2012)
*Only half of that remains in my bankroll. Where the rest went? I have no idea because with $1000 per month you live well here.
*Recreational MTT live & online losing player, and that's not going to change anytime soon.
*Never played 100k+ hands/month, maybe not even 90k.

Why Blogging?

Progress is the most important motivation factor when it comes to working. This may be obvious, but what is not obvious is that we do not always see our progress. In fact, we are prone to lose the notion of it if we do not regularly document what is going on in our lives. That's why keeping a journal is a great way to stay motivated, taking just 5 minutes a day to document your progress and feelings can have a big impact.

Also i want to improve my english so blogging it's a good way to practice. I know that asking for free strat in 2017 is a long shot :P but If you spot a grammar mistake (there's going to be a lot) please let me know.

I'm gonna post weekly reflections about the lifestyle/problems of a midstakes pro mainly for me (to stay accountable) and i don't expect to get many followers because i'm not a great player but maybe some aspiring lowstake grinder can find something usefull.

My Goals:

For the moment and for security reasons (banana republic problems) I will remain anonymous.

This is not my first attempt as a blogger (first on RIO though) and i'm 100% aware that this can be another failed effort fueled by the "typical 2 weeks new years resolution motivation" but i'll do my best.

I hope you meet all your goals in 2017


Jan. 8, 2017 | 2:21 p.m.

Making one right now after reading yours. It's a good idea to stay accountable!

Here's the link:

Jan. 8, 2017 | 12:03 p.m.

Not really... i would be surprised if players can put even 50k hands/year on 1K FR stars.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 12:01 p.m.

Played a lot with you on Pokerstars (SN not the same as stars)
GL to us in 2017 and let's win some money before shit hits the fan.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 10:08 a.m.

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