Today I have been at my IRL-work and spent the whole day in a meeting wich resulted in giving me a permanent job for around 5 shift a month (a 24h). This will give me the freedom to save most of my poker BR and also give me a couple of hours of study every day I work. I think this will be a total game-changer for my entire life since I have spent the past 3 years living on the bare essentials basicaly.
The job also will give me time to rest and sleep well most of the time hopefully and I am very happy about it, could not come at a better time. Will start from June.
So 3 years ago I was in a very bad place in life and somehow I have managed to make decent decisions to dig myself out of it. Took a soulcrushing job just to make rent and support my kids for 1.5 years and then slowly changed my life to where I am now.
The biggest thing I have taken from this is easily related to poker, take the right decisions early in the hand and the rest of the hand will be much much easier to play. I took so many bad decisions with relationships, finances and friends that "on the river" I could only make bad plays and lose almost everything I had.
It takes so much time correcting those huge mistakes.
From now on I will nourish my inner voice and trusting my reads from the get go.
Thank you life for teaching me so many cool things.
April 18, 2019 | 3:03 p.m.
Thanks for the reply. Going trough those videos and starting to learn to make my own palace.
Simple but not necessarily easy is a very good concept that Ive been thinking about for many years. It ties in to what we talk about when we say that we should look for things that are obvious. So for example, Ive been playing while being tired. Such a simple solution to that, right; rest more. So simple, and so obvious, and in fact it is also quite easy. It is not that hard to lie down for a while.
So just going trough all this, sort of waking up to the fact that I have not been able to listen to myself and seeing the obvious, simple answers I already walk around with inside me have been overwhelming.
Looking forward to continue this journey.
April 18, 2019 | 2:53 p.m.
Ok so many things are happening right now. I am learning how to build a memory palace (Chris vid Here watch it if you have not), I approach life in a whole different manner, people are smiling at me and are happy around me and I can feel a big different in the vibe I am giving out.
I am also learning the Point and Call technique that Chris taught be briefly the other day while we made a video together (Chris Pimmer do you have a link to the video where you talk about it more in depth?)
Overall just realizing that love is actually something you can practise is so huge, well maybe I am not practising it so much as I am telling myself that I want to feel it more, and then my body just reacts to my intention, I dunno.
So me and Chris are working on a couple of videos that will be released here and I find that it is very good practise to work on letting go of fears to make videos for others. And also it is so much fun and I am learning a ton every day.
April 16, 2019 | 9:16 p.m.
Thank you Chris. I have spent the weekend with my family and are now back to work. The high comes and goes, I just try to enjoy whatever happens. I found that (obviously) being attached to the high and wanting to get there, held me down. (un)learning so much right now :)
April 15, 2019 | 7:26 a.m.
So I am starting a new journal since I feel like I am at the beginning of a new chapter in my poker career and life.
I am doing a fun project with Chris Pimmer who have been absolutely amazing towards me since we started writing back and forth. He has helped me see myself from a different perspective and my entire life is turning upside down (in a very good way).
In the last few days I have realized that I was trying so hard to become better, smarter, faster, bigger, stronger, happier and kinder that I completely had forgotten that I already were all those things and much more. The thing is, you can not become anything else than yourself and my friend, both you and I already are super duper experts at that. We had 10 000 hours of experience being ourselves at aproximately 14 months of age. The only thing we need to realize is that we Want to be yourself. Thats it.
Well, maybe not.
Since I have had a great deal of practice being someone other than myself (ie. resisting to be myself) I need to let go of what is not me.
So again, I welcome you all to my new Journal. Here you can follow my journey towards non resistance and I will be charing as much as possible from my sessions with RIOs own Yoda, Chris Pimmer and of course everything that I go trough at the tables and some of what is going on off the tables.
And there will be a lot of talk about Love.
April 12, 2019 | 5:11 p.m.
I would love to see more of these videos where you go into one specific part of the game. Either a theory concept or a situation that come up often.
- How to exploit a certain type of opponent
- What it takes to be a concistent winner over long periods of time.
Is What I would like to see.
I love your vids!
April 5, 2019 | 1:30 p.m.
So nice to see that you are aware of What is going on in your games and that you adjust!
April 3, 2019 | 3:03 p.m.
How long have you been playing? Do you have good irl finances? Have you tried to ”get out there” and do uncomfortable things that challenge you outside of poker?
One thing to remember is that whenever you have a symptom (of anything) it rarely is the symptom that needs to be fixed but rather something else. With fever for example, sure you do want the fever to go down, but it usualy is a bad Idea to just force it down, better to fix the infection and what causes that, otherwise the fever will be back immidiately:)
April 3, 2019 | 6:32 a.m.
If you know your opp this can be a good play ( I do similar plays regularly) imo.Readless you need to learn how people play these spots in general.
April 2, 2019 | 11:01 a.m.
Agree with folding flop, esp with your assumptions on his range :)
April 2, 2019 | 10:51 a.m.
Id start in the other end, why would you want to play? What are your life goals and dreams?
Also, it seems to me like you do not need to play more to sustain yourself 4k/month is completely fine imo. You could just start developing other means of income that you actually enjoy..
April 2, 2019 | 10:49 a.m.
ALL IN APRIL DAY 1
1300hands. Been very tired and had a hard time to focus but managed to play decent and got a good start for the month.
I probably will not update every day but promise myself to post a recap of every 6 day window.
Also, some fun news coming up in the following days :)
April 1, 2019 | 1:56 p.m.
I think this hand is a fold pre. If I call:
def check back flop, this board favours his range and all his Axs 4b bluffs are perhaps checking. His line screams showdown. And what hands do you really have here for value? Im talking about 3 streets? A9s and 99? Id much rather check back range and bet turn river if I do not have specific reads to do otherwise.
April 1, 2019 | 12:21 p.m.
ALL IN APRIL
Tomorrow I will start my April challenge and the reason for doing it is to develop a sustainable schedule and some good routines. I have thought a lot about being in the games for long periods of time (started a thread on the mental game forum here at RIO) and I want to set a good example for myself during April.
I will try and play about 1250hands/day for 4 out of every 6 day window. If I feel like playing a little more, I will try to do it concously to avoid burn out. It is a completely doable schedule and I hope I will make it trough the whole month.
After this month I will do a evaluation of how this has affected my game and life, if the volume was good or if I can adjust up or down. Also thinking abot the days I will take off from poker, are they enough? Should I go for a longer break sometime etc?
I hav started to take this into my IRL life too:
I will work out at home for 5 out of 6 days. Push ups, pull ups, sit ups.
I will shop food 1 time every week, planning every meal.
I will keep cleaning and getting rid of stuff I do not need.
I will wake up at the same time every day.
So the goal of April is to show consistency in poker, working out, and every day life in general.
Wish me luck!
Edit: Oh I almost forgot the best part! One one of the days of every 6 day window, I will treat myself to 2 cold beers. At the end of a successfull April I will treat myself with a new hiking gear.
March 31, 2019 | 11:20 a.m.
Yeah I think that even if the nit has the range you believe, you are dominated by over 50% of his range or something like that. Add that he will have initiative. Add that if we are against a BU caller also on the flop we will be stuck in between sq and fish. Add that KQ is a great hand to 4b bluff with since we block a ton of his value region.
So I might agree on a call if BU is not in the hand and if SQ are sure that SB are squeezing as wide as you think.