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Hey there! I'm new here, i'm all in!

I'm waiting a message to pick them up at the hospital so today, if the visit will go in the right direction, will be my first day at home with my son.

I made the decision to quit poker for a month, played and studied too, to focus 100% on helping my gf, taking care of my son and also study and learn stuff about raising children.

So the next month i will talk less about poker but more about how i try to manage my time and meanwhile learn to build strong and healthy habits.

Will be really hard i know, but yep, journals are here to testify the effort we put in, and eventually some good result!

Another thing i also really have to improve in, is to manage our monthly budget, we try to spend too much in useless things so that's something that have priority for sure.

See you guys, have a great day!

Feb. 25, 2021 | 9:38 a.m.

Thanks a lot!

Feb. 22, 2021 | 7:13 p.m.

Post | Indifference posted in Chatter: Is a question of Mindset!

Hi everybody!

I just bring my girlfriend to the hospital for the induction of childbirth and while i'm waiting i decided to start this Journal. I used to do blogs in the past here and there and i think is really usefull also if i'm not able to be costant in this.

First of all: sorry for my English, that's not my native language and there will be a lot of mistakes everywhere!

Who is writing this journal?

I'm a poker player since 2005, i always played for fun, i wasn't able to recognize that with study poker would be really remunerative so i practise it as an hobby for the first 10 years, learning stuff on forums, and in 2015 i tried to do it as a career but due to lack of discipline and some real life bankroll bad management i had to return to 9 to 5 job.
I learned a lot living that journey and also if i'm going for 36, i don't give up cause i 'm still in love with this world, so is never too late!
I never been a losing player (except at the really beginning when i charged some money, spew them away, and repeat next week) but i never did that passage where you take it seriously and bring it to the next level, i was just happy that way, focusing more on having fun with friends to be honest. So looking at the bigger picture this is not even a regret, cause who knows where it would take me to become a professional in my 20's. Maybe would have spent all my time at the computer, and then become full of money but with my 20's wasted in front of a monitor. Maybe i wasn't ready for that, i know my stupid self of the past so i could be not be here anymore.
So the first big lesson that i learned is to not look at the single episodes, don't judge them cause you never know where they can bring you.

So during my years as a professional (3 years exactly) i was an mtt player, but last year i decided to try cash game again (it was my first love) and i enjoyed it a lot, especially cause i didn't have the time to play mtts anymore, so i contact a friend i lived with during my first year as pro asking for some advice, he look at my stats and ask me if i was interested in some stacking/coaching so we started immediately to work toegher.
Obv i take it seriously but since is not my first sourse of income anymore i could take it easily, focusing more on improving and learning than volume and winning money.


Logically i knew that but my subconscious was not of the same idea. after a big upswing, i started to focus more on winnings, i was scared to lose money, i started every session with fear, i tilted when i didn't knew exactly what to do (and in poker is really hard to be 100% sure about something). In few words my mindset was not my friend anymore but my biggest enemy.
My friend was the best coach, always available, giving me great advice all the time, say to me that money was not a problem, and so on, but i was struggling.
I think was also cause in the meanwhile i moved with gf, covid arrived, i start a new job, we had to buy forniture for the house, we was preparing for the baby to come, so a lot was going on and i was not taking poker as i would.

These are my results


Cash game since i started last year (you can see where my mindset start to crush)

So here i am, waiting for my first child, really scared, hoping that everything will be ok for her and him, and also try to focus on improving my attitude toward life and a big passion that is called texas hold'em!

So what i think is really key are details. when i do something i need to put 200% of my focus int it. Warm up should be done everytime. No distraciton while playing, taking time during decision, and in every hand think about what could be the +ev line.

Far from the table, confronting with my coach constantly, workout, good sleep, good diet, and more stuff that helped me in the past like cold showers, breathing exercises and meditation.

Now i'm coming from long time eating junk, no workout and bad played poker so this journal will help me to keep my like in order or i hope so!

In the last 2 weeks i decided to not play to stay more and help my gf, focusing more on studing, but soon i will return at the table and i'm really pumped.

I hope i wrote everything, probably is confused cause i write down everything in one shot but who cares.

Have a great sunday guys!

Feb. 21, 2021 | 11:23 a.m.

:D :D :D :D sorry guys my english is very creepy, sometimes i cant explain very well!

:) :)

I will watch RIO videos for sure but before want to know something more about this game. Dont want to spew random with trashy starting hand, etc etc

March 3, 2015 | 10 p.m.

Thank you! I will read them for sure!

March 3, 2015 | 4:07 p.m.

Pot limit omaha poker: reading this at the moment! This will be my starting point!

Good luck to me

March 3, 2015 | 2:45 p.m.

Pot limit omaha poker: reading this at the moment! This will be my starting point!

Good luck to me

March 3, 2015 | 2:45 p.m.

Pot limit omaha poker: reading this at the moment! This will be my starting point!

Good luck to me

March 3, 2015 | 2:40 p.m.

I start from scratch so also this is toooooooo advanced for me.

First day and already learn something, i will start from some book that explain for newbie

March 3, 2015 | 11:51 a.m.

ok, i will start with this one

March 3, 2015 | 11:05 a.m.

Nevermind....... :D :D that video PLO100/200 deep stack......little bit too high for me now
Review the RIO database for PLO and making a playlist for some video good for me!

If you have any suggestion let me know :)

March 3, 2015 | 11:04 a.m.

Hi guys, first day of this new blog!

I'm an Italian player and startin the way of 6 max NLHE, but i also want to invest some time on PLO.

i have a full time job, a plan for NLHE and i don't want to take time from the last one, soooooo i decided to start doing only 30 minutes/day studing the game from scratch!

let's se where we going this way

startin right now watching this video and taking notes:

See you tomorrow guys!

March 3, 2015 | 10:53 a.m.

Post | Indifference posted in PLO: Tell you my PLO plan

Hi guys i want to tell you what im going to do this year hoping that you have some tips for me! :)

Now i have a full time job and try to grow like a player in NLHE: i will use this year to train myself and climb stakes.

Then, next year if i will be ready i will try the big shoot: play for a livin and going for Elite

Where is PLO. In this plan?

Well, i want to invest 30 minutes of my time every day to study PLO.

The only thing i want is to learn starting from the basics, and use little % of my time to invest in my game.


.30 minutes/day is a really nice price and if i will do this every day it will become a +EV habit
. 30 minutes with focus will be better than playin randomly without thinkin
. I have RIO annual subscription, so have a lot of material
. I dont take time from my NLHE plan, but i will take this 30 min from other stuff, like watching tv, hang out with friends, playiang guitare etc
. It's an investement for my poker career

What do you think?

Have some video in particular to suggest me? I play some PLO but i really start from scratch....

Any book or guide online?

Thank you very much guys, i start now reading every thread in the forum!

C ya

Feb. 28, 2015 | 9:30 p.m.

Thanks guys! I also think is a river fold.

What about preflop? What range do you defend?

Btw the only thing i disagree is about he's 3betting range, i think he will flat TT AQ, but not sure!

thanks again

Feb. 6, 2015 | 2:23 a.m.

Hand History | Indifference posted in NLHE: AKo UTG vs BTN 3bet - Pre and postflop
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $33.84
SB: $15.21
BB: $28.67
UTG: $30.76 (Hero)
MP: $53.55
CO: $52.45
Reg 25/20 777hh

Preflop ($0.35) Hero is UTG with K A
Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BN raises to $2.25, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.50
Flop ($4.85) Q A 6
Hero checks, BN bets $3.21, Hero calls $3.21
Turn ($11.27) Q A 6 8
Hero checks, BN bets $7.46, Hero calls $7.46
River ($26.19) Q A 6 8 8
Hero checks, BN bets $20.92 and is all in, Hero calls $17.84 and is all in
Final Pot BN wins and shows a full house, Aces full of Eights.
UTG lost and shows two pair, Aces and Eights.
BN wins $59.87
Rake is $2.00

Feb. 5, 2015 | 5:46 p.m.

TY! ;)

Jan. 31, 2015 | 6:25 p.m.

Hand History | Indifference posted in NLHE: BB Defending range vs SB
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $47.24
SB: $24.41
BB: $25.00 (Hero)
UTG: $9.65
MP: $25.74
CO: $19.22
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is BB with J 6
4 folds, SB raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.50
Flop ($1.50) 2 3 A
SB bets $1.42, Hero folds
Final Pot SB wins $1.42
Rake is $0.08

Jan. 31, 2015 | 3:19 p.m.

Comment | Indifference commented on 100NL Zoom

My english sucks too! :D

i ask if there's some merit to donk on the flop

Jan. 13, 2015 | 1:53 p.m.

Comment | Indifference commented on 100NL Zoom

Some merit to lead OTF?

Jan. 12, 2015 | 10:28 p.m.

Post | Indifference posted in Chatter: Poker Plan?

Hi guys, this is my situation...hope you can help me to find a good study/grind plan!

my work routin is this:

3 day i work from 22.00 till 6.00
1 day i pause
3 day i work from 14.00 till 22.00
1 day i pause
3 day i work from 6.00 till 14.00
1 day i pause

we also have to consider that i have to leave home one hour before and we return one hour later, so totally is 10 hours/day when i work

can you suggest me a good plan for poker?

my plan for now is:

play 2/3 hours when i work

study 5/6 hours when i have the free day + some grind if i'm fresh

thank you guys


Dec. 6, 2014 | 12:57 p.m.

Comment | Indifference commented on QQ vs 3bet OOP

Ty guys, last question: why 4b/c pre? dont' we lose the max vs AA KK and get value from his bluffs? idk, maybe my TP is totally wrong

Sept. 26, 2014 | 12:17 p.m.

Hand History | Indifference posted in NLHE: QQ vs 3bet OOP
BN: 26.58
SB: 52.31
BB: 24.65
UTG: 25
HJ: 25
CO: 25.84 (Hero)
Preflop (0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt Q Q
UTG folds, HJ folds, Hero raises to 0.75, BN raises to 2, SB folds, BB folds, Hero calls 1.25
Flop (4.35) A A 5 (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN bets 2.22, Hero calls 2.22
Turn (8.79) A A 5 3 (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN checks
River (8.79) A A 5 3 2 (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN checks
Final Pot
Hero has Q Q Hero wins 8.31

Sept. 25, 2014 | 1:36 p.m.

yeah on flop is good cause we also have backboor, on river become bad cause we blocker his busted flush draw :)

correct? forgive me but i'm beginner! ;)

Sept. 23, 2014 | 11:05 a.m.

oh ok, also with KQs can be a fold?

Sept. 23, 2014 | 11:04 a.m.

Hand History | Indifference posted in NLHE: 25 Zoom: call down line in 3betted pot
BN: 35.95
SB: 42.15
BB: 18.81
UTG: 21.98
HJ: 65.06
CO: 29.54 (Hero)
Preflop (0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt K Q
UTG folds, HJ folds, Hero raises to 0.75, BN raises to 2, SB folds, BB folds, Hero calls 1.25
Flop (4.35) 4 Q 6 (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN bets 2.14, Hero calls 2.14
Turn (8.63) 4 Q 6 8 (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN bets 5.50, Hero calls 5.50
River (19.63) 4 Q 6 8 T (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN bets 26.31, and is all in, Hero calls 19.90, and is all in
Final Pot
BN has 6 5 Hero has K Q Hero wins 57.43

Sept. 23, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.

Ty knoxox!

@Fivebetbluff i have no info!

Sept. 19, 2014 | 5:49 p.m.

ty ;)


Sept. 19, 2014 | 5:39 p.m.

Hand History | Indifference posted in NLHE: NL25 TPTK vs Donkbet 3 way
BN: 27.38
SB: 14.02
BB: 25
UTG: 26.32 (Hero)
HJ: 99.46
CO: 51.31
No info on villain
Preflop (0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt K A
Hero raises to 0.75, HJ folds, CO folds, BN folds, SB calls 0.65, BB calls 0.50
Flop (2.25) A J 4 (3 Players)
SB bets 1.59, BB folds, Hero calls 1.59
Turn (5.43) A J 4 5 (2 Players)
SB bets 3.42, Hero folds
Final Pot
SB wins 5.14

Sept. 19, 2014 | 5:23 p.m.

Comment | Indifference commented on J6s

I like the lead on turn, he's showin weakness on flop and i think you can stab easily on turn.

river i also like it, cause probably betting you receive only call by A. and like you said he can decide to bluff

Aug. 31, 2014 | 4:41 p.m.

Comment | Indifference commented on QJo

Do you have some info in villain?

no info, i prefer to bet, like knoxox said, cause you are takin value from draws that chk back prolly if you check. If you know that i probably stab if you check i agree with you!

I think checking is very good vs an aggro but here is time to takin value i think, but of course im not sure about it!

Aug. 31, 2014 | 4:31 p.m.

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