Currently have a Lenovo Yoga 510. Have had some issues with it thus far(motherboard failure)and find it's just not powerful enough to run poker sites properly-Sound lags on stars and party and the action is very sluggish on 888. Do you know anything about Gaming laptops?
Nov. 27, 2018 | 4:11 p.m.
Thanks for the reply man. By my arrogance I meant I thought I was better than I was (in my own head). It's not like I was berating other players or laughing at them when I beat them. I have my chat turned off. Thank you for the feedback though, I appreciate it. Poker is a very humbling game! :)
July 6, 2018 | 1:09 p.m.
Hey man thanks for the reply!
1)Yes! It took me about 5months to realize it might not be luck anymore, but thankfully I copped on!
2)I tend to have my chat turned off, in general I find people online to be quite negative/hostile, but ya I will give it a try!
3)Sorry, I may have wrote that wrong. Naturally I got into poker because I loved the game. What I meant by 'the money' was that at the time I could make more playing poker than I could from my degree job. I am really not sure if this is the case anymore. I play poker full-time by the way, it has always been my sole source of income.
4)As far as getting back....I am just not sure what route I should take right now. I have always felt 50% of my profit was far too much to be giving away. It's sort of a last ditch attempt to reach the heights I always wanted to get to. Perhaps I am being greedy and should be just happy with how I am doing, I really don't know.
What games do you play yourself?I appreciate you taking the time to reply man!
July 4, 2018 | 6:15 p.m.
This post might be longish so please bear with me, I REALLY need some advice from fellow players.
I have been playing poker full time now for just over 4 years. I play low to mid-stakes sngs and mtts with an ABI of about $18, achieving a 30% ROI over 20k+ games. However, in the last 18months, I have found my results have stagnated, largely being due to my arrogance (thinking I was better than I was), running bad deep in big mtts and the field becoming much tougher.
Without doubt, my arrogance has cost me the most. I had a really good end to 2016, I was gradually moving up in stakes and my results were getting better and better-I was final tabling 'Bigs' and having deep runs in higher stakes mtts I had satted on various different sites. This was all without doing any real study or work on my game-this is where my arrogance/false sense of belief came from. I have no friends in poker so I had nobody to tell me where I was going wrong or what I should be working on, I sort of just learnt the came on my own as I went along. All my friends have 'real' jobs and only play for fun the odd time.
There is a lot more I can say but I feel like I am rambling so I will try get to the point. I am currently making about $600 p/w playing poker(I have been working on my game the last 12 months), roughly a 40hour grind. However I am feeling incredibly unfullfilled. I see twicthers and other players I follow on twitter hitting big scores and playing big live events. I have never been backed and I am starting to wonder is this the route I need to go to take the next step? I have a college degree with a job that pays twice on what I am currently making at the tables, I hate it though.
I got into poker for the money and freedom but now I feel like I no longer have either. I don't know what to do, I am at a crossroads with nobody to bounce my mind off so any advice will be greatly appreciated if anyone has felt similar or got backed etc.
PS.Sorry I know it's a ramble!
July 4, 2018 | 11:24 a.m.
Hey man, recently had to do this.
I said I work for an IT company and got my mate to write me a letter pretending to be my boss confirming that I work there.
They wanted my work contract and bank statements which naturally I could not provide.
I told them it was illegal to provide such docs in a foreign country.
If you have time, just lodge money into your bank acc each month and type some company name on it, should do the trick.
I ended up having to pay 4 months rent up front as a deposit to put their minds at ease.
April 6, 2018 | 6:13 p.m.
Invest in pio solver/flopzilla. Write down the hands live that you want to look at. Reviewing HH is just getting other people's opinions, not the answer. GL
March 15, 2018 | 11:07 a.m.
Found myself in a sticky final table spot and would like to know your opinions.
Not going to give ye the exact chip stacks because A)I actually can't find the hand in my database and B) Apart from 3 other stacks it is sort of irrelevant.
-$22 prog.ko final table on party.
-Hero has 15bb in the bb with over $200 on my head, holding KQs.
-Folds around to the sb, who is the chip leader with over 100bb. He rips.
-2 other stacks have 15bb and the rest of the players have 50bb+
Ran it in ICMizer giving villain 89% jamming range, results:
-Chip bb ev:6.20bb
-ICM$ ev: 53.88
In game, I called, my main reasoning being there was not much difference $wise in finishing 8th or 6th (thinking about 2 other 15bb stacks)
Have been talking about this hand with some friends whose games I respect and their opinions have been split. Some saying it's ICM suicide.
What you guys think??
March 14, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.
Does Tiger poker get good traffic? What are the mtts schedule and sngs like?
Aug. 22, 2017 | 12:19 p.m.
Ordinarily I am never ripping here it's just because the situation is so sick ICM wise.
I prefer flatting to induce one of the blinds rather than 3b'ing, you really don't want to 3b call and 3b folding AK off this stack is horrible too.
Aug. 18, 2017 | 4:42 p.m.
Not sure if I can go with Dell again, 2 laptops in a row that have broken down repeatedly. Just looking up the razor blade, not outrageous for $1399...(payed almost 1500 euro for alienware 2.5years ago) it's a tempting option....do you play much online?
You mentioned that other laptops have the similar power for much less, could you name 1 or 2 for me please? Much appreciate your feedback here mate.
Aug. 17, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
Stars current rakeback scheme is more or less gone. Party and 888 are strong sites at the moment. Don't be fooled about the player pool however. There are lots of strong regs on these sites (fish there too ofc)
Stars will always have the the weakest fields simply due to the size of the player pool but you also need to be 5x luckier to win one the these fields.
Aug. 15, 2017 | 1:25 p.m.
Depends what level you are on, beginner, intermediate?
Any of J.Little's books on low stakes mtts are good for beginners, give you a strong basis for learning the basics.
Best book I have read for advanced poker players is Chris Moorman's books.
Hope this helps.
Aug. 15, 2017 | 1:22 p.m.
Looks solid but you should be aiming to make 20% roi on whatever sngs your playing ,it's doable. Personally I think 18mans are a waste of time. Especially with the new rake back thing. 9man min cash is $24, 18man min cash is the same but your going through 14 more players. Maybe that's a closed minded way of looking at it but it's how I see it.
July 24, 2017 | 5:20 p.m.
$44 Sunday Marathon
-UTG limps off 100bb
-Folds to the button(reg) 3x's off 100bb.
-SB flats off 100bb
-Hero 4x 3bets off 70bb in the BB with QQ
-UTG folds, button 4bet jams, sb folds
OK, so we know utg is a fish, nobody is concerned with him. Button can be isolating pretty wide here, hence my 3bet. Since the the button is a decent reg too I would be expecting him to call my 3bet in position with plenty of worse hands-suited cons, suited Ax hands, 2s-JJ, broadway etc so I am also 3betting for value.
When he 4bet rips I am essentially dead, right? He is never 4bet jamming JJ this deep or AK this deep so its KK/AA. I know its sick to 3b fold QQ btn v blinds especially taking into account he was iso'ing a limper in the first place but 3b fold is the right move here isn't it? A large part of the reason I called (and lost to KK) was I was watching Doug Polk is a video recently saying he is happy to play for 100bb in a button v blinds situation with AK....if he's happy here with AK surely QQ is good enough?
Apologies for long rantish post,
Appreciate any feedback,