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Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

Day one is in the book played for 9 hours. I will try to play more for day 2.
#building back up

Aug. 4, 2020 | 4:37 a.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

Hey guys I had to withdraw some money for expenses. back at 150 roll. BUT the good thing is I will have no expense for the next 2 months and will be able to play. FULL TIME. I'm thinking of a 10 days 10h per day type of challenge.

Aug. 3, 2020 | 6:50 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

Hey guys i've been sticking to plan and did well. I'm at 800 usd in roll. So I did half of the 3rd step. I have not played a lot of Nl10 hands and this will be My focus for this month. Right now I'm moving the stakes quickly. But I want to have a lot of volume at lower stakes than the one I shot take to reduce the fluctuation of my hourly. It's working very well for me so far so I will stick to it. So I need to make 20 BI in 10NL. Let's see if I can do it in a week!


Aug. 1, 2020 | 9:56 p.m.

Nice man I will also follow very interesting stuff. what is your average cost of living out there per month? Just curious.

July 28, 2020 | 4:24 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

Back at it! After a lesson in the zoom pools I started playing regular table again. With my good winrate.

2nd STEP (second try) : Get to 500USD. Playing more 5NL less 2NL = X
ministep 2: Getting to 15K-h played NL5 = X
ministep 3: Taking notes on REG. = XX
I've been doing that a loooot. Like at least 2h per day. Plus I've been playing around 1.5K hand per day. So trying real hard out there.

3rd STEP : Get to 1K USD. Playing 10NL, Taking shots 16NL=
Better approach considering my overall win rate in the games. Trying not to play too much zoom. Because I get in very bad mental space. It ruins my discipline of life and of thinking during hands. (end up playing way too much and lose balance of my life.)

ministep 1: Get to 5K-10K hand played in 10NL
ministep 2: Taking notes on 16NL player.
The pool of that stake is pretty much the best winners of 10NL and rec. so It won't take that much time to know the players well.

My graph explanation, okay so I ran real good playing the zoom games than smashed myself to the face. So for motivation purpose I just kept looking at the hands from step 2-3. Regulars table. I've been taking so much notes there its just dumb to play anything else considering the investment in time.

So here the stats and graph from reg tables:

July 21, 2020 | 3:54 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

I got hurt pretty badly playing in the zoom tables got on a big upswing started playing too big in zoom (stupid move because I spend a lot of time making notes on regular playing the reg tables) So yeah big step back for me. So I will focus back on my objectives of getting certain steps on hands played.

July 17, 2020 | 4:42 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

I will read the post! Thank you!

July 14, 2020 | 8:41 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

Yay well You'r kinda right but I'm having some difficulty with my mental game while taking shot, where I can Lose a too big % of my roll. Was putting my life in high stress situation where I felt like playing bigger risking more. That's why I'm trying on going real slow Never can lose more than 10% of my roll (worst case scenario) each day. But NL16 Zoom is in my sight. Just not willing to play there ervey day.

July 14, 2020 | 4:23 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 50 to glory.

FIRST STEP: Get to 250USD Playing 2NL and 5NL = X

2nd STEP : Get to 500USD. Playing more 5NL less 2NL = X
ministep 1: Getting to 25K-h played NL2=

I decided early that I had the skill to play higher than 2NL and still be very safe with my roll.
Decided to quit that stake and focus my time higher.

ministep 2: Getting to 15K-h played NL5
Still Not at 15K but passed the 10K mark wich is good.

ministep 3: Taking notes on REG NL10.
I've been doing that a lot. So when I shot take in regular table I know the best seat right away.

3rd STEP : Get to 1K USD. Playing 5NL Taking shot 10NL =

  • Now I have to focus on playing 5NL during the week and 10NL on the weekend to gamble my potential winning of the week higher. I've played even some 16NL on my big winning day yesterday mostly because of the happy hour. (2x the points on stars) it's a joke since I receive 50c each time. So you really need to be winning and confident about it to be worth anything. BUT more fish during those? Not sure. Should Focus more on reg tables. Take that profit and run from these games for a while. And come back with a bigger roll to play that full time? Not sure.

ministep 1: Getting to 15K hand NL5.
ministep 2: Getting to 4-5K hand NL10.
ministep 3: Keep on taking notes at 10NL but also review hands on forum. Getting back on the study grind.

THE GRAPH (the dream)


July 13, 2020 | 2:21 p.m.

Good post! I will follow your journey. I'm also looking for a study partner. DM me if interested.

July 8, 2020 | 3:58 p.m.

Post | SkullKid posted in Chatter: From 50 to glory.

My back story: I've been winning a little playing cards over the years but never really invest myself in it the way I should have.(sorry for my English french is my first language.) But now I'm motivated to give it a LAST STAB. (Let's go).

FIRST STEP: Get to 250USD Playing 2NL and 5NL = X

2nd STEP : Get to 500USD. Playing more 5NL less 2NL =
ministep 1: Getting to 25K-h played NL2
ministep 2: Getting to 15K-h played NL5
ministep 3: Taking notes on REG NL10.

3rd STEP : Get to 1K USD. Playing 5NL Taking shot 10NL =

ALSO, looking for a study partner. A winning NL10 (over 50K hand) player would be the best. But a motivated guy who's real HUNGRY for it would do the trick. DM?

Here's a graph. we all love that! I will post when the second step is complete.



July 5, 2020 | 2:25 p.m.

Thank you for the answers guys I'm not sure if I should keep playing on party. I was playing mostly reg tables where hands were reset. so it doesn't change my playing too much. Can still play on PS to improve also. But it takes a lot more mental energy and focus to play without huds taking notes and all... I have the VIP status on party wich makes it a tougher spot also...

June 21, 2019 | 6:33 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on Dionysus

Yes, I've made a post about the PartyPoker changing there policy. Without geting any responce. I am on the fence on being a good or bad thing. But in the micros I wouldn't be to concern about the tracking. If you are good reg and play without it a probably most player are the same. It's higher stakes that worry me. Our odds of climbing might be a bit lower..

June 18, 2019 | 12:06 a.m.

Hello I've been playing for a long time on party poker and it was my main site. I was quite shocked to hear that there won't be hand history no more on the site. I was okay with the old keeping track of hand during a session because at least you had PT4 graph with EV and winrate. Now the only way of tracking anything will be excel graph? It's painfull. I tried playing on PS for a while... The site is so tough and dying it's amazing. There is seat script even in NL25 nowadays!

What is you guys opinion on the new PartyPoker policy? Good thing, bad thing? Why?

Best of luck at the table.

June 16, 2019 | 8:57 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on Dionysus

Be proud of yourself for quitting a session. I know it sounds ridiculous, we tend to be perfectionist. But if it was impossible for you in the past. It's a sign of progress.
Good Job! Keep it up!

June 12, 2019 | 3:36 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 300 to 30K (!?!)

Back at it. Lost the biggest hand of my sample so far. But we keep on fighting!

  • In term of the health aspect.
    1. I'm doing sport almost everyday and it helps SO much with focus.
    2. Did not smoke a single cigarette for a month. Sometime I get a rush and take a nicotin gum.
  • In terms of study.
    1. Need to get back to the study. But I dont know realy where to start. I was thinking of getting snowie to warm up before playing...

June 12, 2019 | 3:32 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on Dionysus

Good luck Διώνυσος! I've sub to your thread and will try to comment on the interesting hand. I'm on the same type of challenge than you!

June 9, 2019 | 7:22 p.m.

Thank you for your clear and elaborate answer. Make more sense to me based on your read on OTB.

June 9, 2019 | 3:35 p.m.

I'm not a strong enough player to comment on either your play or the GOAT. But would like to thank you for sharing this interesting hand. What makes you think he is not value betting a set with those sizing turn and river? you think He should bet smaller to not commit against your flush raising river?

June 9, 2019 | 5:39 a.m.

I don't think calling UTG v.s. BUT with A3s is a normal play even considering you are 200bb+ Deep. But I'm not a killer in Deep play. His value range is very tough to define. I think you are correct with your assumption on the turn play. But As you probably know also I don't see
unknown players (if you are a regular) ever using that type of sizing in a bluff spot. Far from a gto answer. But also considering that you could probably have some trips that didn't raise flop on that texture, that V could have better two pair (most likely A4), But some strange play with (AA,AK, A6) - not likely but possible. (that you also block hard)

Very tough spot. but based on pool tendency, and not having invested a lot -needing to be right often. I would fold...

June 9, 2019 | 5:14 a.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 300 to 30K (!?!)

Thank you prankcall, works way better your right.


June 8, 2019 | 9:10 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 300 to 30K (!?!)

Well I was playing on partypoker. But they changed the regular table! Zero stats from now on! So I'm back to pokerstars. And back to playing full time. It's been a while since I posted. worked on my health a lot. I do sport almost everyday. It drained a tone of energy so poker feels tougher. (I drink less coffee which is nice).

The feeling of dropping in stake and playing lower sting a lot.
But here I am. Back at playing 5NL I'll be back at 10NL in no time!

June 8, 2019 | 6:31 p.m.

Comment | SkullKid commented on From 300 to 30K (!?!)

I have lost the database of the last week but I will start over.
My bankroll is now at: 1040.

I had an other winning day yesterday let's see If I can keep it going. I will play less hours this week and focus more on health. Playing some basketball/running.

1. Play at least 15K hands.
2. Do sports 2x time.

May 29, 2019 | 2:40 p.m.

Post | SkullKid posted in Chatter: From 300 to 30K (!?!)

I was posting on a other forum but not a lot of poster or interaction. So I decided to move here. I will post everyday I play and try to respond to posts of stakes lower than what I play. (my english isn't perfect)

DAY 8: It will almost be a day off today. But I have to reach the other rakeback step to get 112.5. Not able to reach the 30% yet. But it’s still pretty good. I have 3x my roll wich is insane. I think it’s important to feel pride. So easy to feel guilty when you lose and so hard to feel good when winning.

Lot of cool things coming up for me:

Get back to running! I used to be in real good shape. Then started to smoke and my health went to shit. I think now that I feel free from cigarettes it’s probably time to get back to doing sports. The temperature is starting to be good here in Canada. So next week I’ll go running 20 mins-30mins 2 time. After a light breakfast. Then a bigger one/dinner.
Get back to the study. Right now I feel way in front of the curve against the regs of my stakes. But if I wanna reach NL100 I will need to get good study habbit.



WINRATE: 24,8bb/100 (!?!)

HOURS PLAYED: 54 hours

HOURLY (with Bonus) : 14 usd/h

Still Thinking of an objective for next week that would not be too much result oriented. I feel so tired… I don’t think I can take an other 50 hours + next week.

See you tomorow guys and goodluck at the tables.

May 29, 2019 | 2:19 p.m.

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