that looks even better :) seems like bad run in terms of $ but unless you beat 1k and got beat by 5k players (and even if so, they are experts at huhu) I dont understand why you are upset. you did absurdley well for not having a huhu background.
Oct. 4, 2023 | 11:30 a.m.
Apart from when Im sick or sth urgent nonpoker related happened, I think I tend to study the least when Im running too good over a decent sample (and not being aware of sunrun).
Not sure about the "self critical" aspect. I highly doubt someone can reach the top, without being self critical. Also curious on how this item got assessed/measured.
Also who is not self critical? Lol
Good post though and good luck on getting back on track!
Oct. 3, 2023 | 5:55 p.m.
Hi Demo, not saying this is the case for you, as you evidently beat the games you play and are quite transparent about your pokergame and yourself, but I disagree that people should buy 5 or 10hours of coaching instead of 1 to try it out. There are just too many shitcoaches around and I highly recommend to try out one hour before committing to much money. Im sure I ran bad with my coachings choices, but in retrospective the coaches where insanely overpriced, a lot of them probably not even winning players and tbh those coachings were just a shit show, without real interest in improving the student.
So I strongly encouarage to get in touch with the coach and talk with him how he wants to imrpove you as a player and try out 1 session before doing anything else.
How do you personally deal with making people better at poker? Does the thought of improving someone to a level that he competes with you at your stakes bother you? Or do you just hand out everything you know as they pay for it and you know yourself that you still can improve a lot your game and it s all about work ethic at the end? Hope this doesnt come through as criticism, If I were a NL player I would book sessions from you :) but curious anyway about these points.
Sept. 18, 2023 | 9:16 a.m.
Hey man, Im no therapist so cannot really comment on everything, but you sure arent a failure. You just are going through rough times the last couple of years and at the same time you question where you are and where you should be headding. If you have access to Psychotherapy maybe give it a try.
Poker will not be your answer to happiness. So only go on if you enjoy it as a Hobby, but I dont think it will "solve" you anything.
Anyway. As this is a poker Blog, tell me, why is it, that you dont make or feel like you dont make much progress. You know the answer, so Im waiting for your reply. Or flip the question and tell me what you need to do to achieve your next goal.
Aug. 26, 2023 | 10:21 a.m.
Hey Cyd, wanted to reply but forgot about it. As you wrote, you joined metagame. May I ask what their profit/sharing system looks like? Do they get a cut from your rakeback? Because it makes absolutely no fucking sense that they keep you pushing to play when you lose conistently atm. What is their interest in you? Are they caring or looking for profit?
Yes, there is variance. Yes, you are imrpoving and you need to keep doing that, but what is the point in playing atm? Take a step back, come back stronger. All the best.
June 26, 2023 | 11:20 a.m.
I ve never been to Ljubljana, depending on the exact day I might join
June 5, 2023 | 7:57 p.m.
Playing Poker Fulltime for the first time
Hello (only) Fan! ;) 6 and a half weeks have past since I started this new journey. The first month in the early days I felt pressure to "suceed" moneywise, as I am doing this fulltime now and haven't had an income for the last 8 months due to finishing uni and not being able to put in enough work for poker. Well, luckily I ran well and had a good start, pretty sure I went on a big heater but also played fine. Interestingly enough since the second month of my pokercareer started, I started to manage to get into a better routine, study more, and focused on meeting new people here. Ironically, even though my game feels stronger now, I managed to only breakeven so far this month. Yet my goal was to do better month by month. But I got a few more days left and even a small booked win would feel better than 0. While variance might be a small factor, my competition also clearly gets better, which is to be expected.
While I was proud the first month to reach my targeted goals, this month I will not get even close. Yet I still feel happy, I like what Im doing and I feel like more and more dots are connecting in the pokermatrix and I also start to work a bit more. Prove of that is runitonce blocking my account just now, because I have been watching too many videos, lol. Hence the time to make an update. For whoever is interested, and for me, if Id like to review this journey in the future.
Pokergoals: Make profits/crush at PLO200. This is the lowest stake I play, yet the one I perform the worst and cost me the most this month. I want to take it more serious so I will try to play my best game and be more focused the next 5k hands. I ll upload the graph so hopefully this will motivate me to deliver. Might take me a few weeks though as I only want to play PLO200 when Im in a focused mood and eager to play, also Im away the next week on a wedding and seeing some friends.
June 5, 2023 | 2:46 p.m.
Thanks mate! You are 100% right on that, the only reason I give myself a 2-3 year time frame is, that while I enjoy poker, I'm sure that eventually I want to do something different. I already have some ideas in mind and want to see them become reality :). Also if I set myself a timeframe I feel a bit more pressure to deliver and work, compared to a indetermined date in the future. But you are right, if I still enjoy it and am having a blast, I wont change haha. But eventually I will :).
Thanks for the input. I mostly met poker friends here. What surely didnt help was being away from Vienna a lot for > 2 weeks. I still want to travel, visit friends and family in my hometowm, but I want to join a sports club, go to a language school and build a life here and I need more presence here. Let me know, would be fun!
May 17, 2023 | 12:01 p.m.
Hello fans ;D I finished my master's thesis a month ago. It took me longer than I thought and also it exhausted me more then I had thought, mostly because it wasn't something I did intrinsically. Anyway, I finished it, received my grade and my career as a student is over. While I enjoyed uni quite a bit, the last couple of years I lacked motivation and I am happy that this chapter is over and I can choose liberally how I want to spend my time, which is a blessing and a challenge at the same time.
Anyway, this is now about poker. I haven't played for half a year (<1000 hands) and I felt quite rusty, but I know I will be back in the groove shortly and in theory I should get better than ever quickly, as it is the first time I can play poker fulltime. I decided to give it a go and play professionally for 2-3 years and then move on with something else. But I have to evaluate how things are in a few months, as this journey will come with it s own challenges, some of them unknown to me yet. For example while in uni or working it was easy to connect with people while poker is something you do on your own in front of a computer. So one of my number one priorities is to meet new people in Vienna and ideally also find a group of like minded players, who are hard working and who would be interested to work together in a shared office. At least for me this would make this journey 100% more pleasent, enjoyable.
Not sure were this blog is going to lead to, but I guess this is a start. See you around!
April 27, 2023 | 12:37 p.m.
Demo would you fold KQ there? Cant you go way bigger ob river given his lack of ak aa (44)? Still have to get back on you on skype, will do so soon :)
April 25, 2023 | 10:59 a.m.
98.8% Equity 3ways 🎉
Enjoy your break, I find it hard as well to detach from work 100% even though I know it would do me good.
April 2, 2023 | 8:33 a.m.
I dont know what to improve but I like your posts a lot because they are honest, personal and therefore brave, and on a lot of things I can relate or understand.
March 7, 2023 | 2:30 p.m.
Tbh your Blog posts are the most valueable on RIO, but enjoy quitting! :P
March 7, 2023 | 1:46 p.m.
Queens Gambit is quite nice - I found there were lots of parallels to the poker world.
What did you dislike about Malta? Maybe if you went there in April-June or September youd enjoy it quite more. What did you like about Malta?
For me it felt too small, though for vacation it was nice.
Feb. 14, 2023 | 11:25 a.m.
will probably reply later with more detail, but two things:
1) be kind to yourself :) "lazy bastard"
2) is it easy to compare EVs for different sizings? if so, what is the EV loss if you just choose 1 sizing on the flop + 1 on the turn? Because of simplification and executing your strategy right, this could make up the EV loss. but no idea of course, NL is quite more developed then other games.
Feb. 7, 2023 | 12:25 p.m.
glad you are back! :D And while I hope this wont be your last blog, I wish you all the best for the year.
How comes that you cannot play on GG HS? It s not restricted to uk players, is it?
Feb. 2, 2023 | 1:51 p.m.
1)Bb vs sb is a naked 2xxxx a defend?
And if so, vs draw 2 do we continue otf with 24xxx?
2)i saw some HSplayers complete/limp sb first in with 23/27 etc. It was a tourney though and late staged. Is that something you would see in CG as well or was that something due to ICM considerations?