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In! Really diggin the blog, hmu if you ever wanna chat with the polar opposite of yourself:) Its really interesting that you are coming up with some solver conclusions so fast! I think like you said the river is the most drastic street where some modifications to a players range will change things a bit, this also occurs on the turn fwiw. The next step in this is breaking down the different lines that occur and trying to understand which ones will just be naturally overbluffed/underbluffed. In my opinion solvers are nice and all, but what I would focus on as a new player is knowing preflop ranges inside out, this might be the best thing you can do for your game! Second is doing Mass database analysis on the pool to really understand what kind of range construction people are making preflop. Its all connected, you cant make proper river decisions without having a decent idea of how their range evolved from pre to the river etc... I think you would enjoy reading Will Tipton's books, #1 is rather simple but still good and #2 is pretty interesting!
Best wishes!

Jan. 10, 2022 | 11:13 p.m.

Comment | cant5t0p commented on Fear, Love and chaos.

Sup guys. Been dealing with a lot of emotions lately, mainly not so good ones, the grind isn't going so well. Its kinda sick, I oscillate between being really grateful/thankful for everything to being really negative in game once badbeats happen, and then I snap out of it haha, main bad thing is not really enjoying playing because of this. But in the end this is something I need to figure out. Not sure how often to post results or if at all, but for now will do it weekly for more accountability.

Has not been as nice as it looks lol, most of the pretty graph is from destroying the 200 fast pool. and then getting pretty unlucky at 400 and 600. but ill take it :)

Had an interesting hand today vs a reg I dont know. I wrote in chat "bluff" and he said never bluffing here lol. Anyhow promised him a ss so I'll leave it here in case anyone knows him :* The hand is kinda fucked but there was somewhat a dynamic going on. starting with him sucking out on me. I wrote in chat "wtf was that" and he said "the better play won" hahaha that kinda got to me lol.
Started with this

Forgot how nice it feels to have someone quit you

Jan. 7, 2022 | 3:33 p.m.

Comment | cant5t0p commented on Fear, Love and chaos.

Thanks man! Appreciate it! :)

Jan. 7, 2022 | 3:19 p.m.

Comment | cant5t0p commented on Fear, Love and chaos.

Thanks dude! :) SN is same as rio name haha I am trying to settle somewhere but my gf from Germany and Im from the other side of the world haha so kinda tough

Jan. 7, 2022 | 3:19 p.m.

Totally can identify with you here haha. I think in my case my human brain has trouble dealing with the swings of the game. Can def relate to jumping back into the 200z pool cause the swings are more manageable haha. I think pushing through the pain of the swings is the way to go. Don't really see any other way around it :/

Jan. 7, 2022 | 3:04 p.m.

In! GL!

Jan. 6, 2022 | 1:05 a.m.

Post | cant5t0p posted in Chatter: Fear, Love and chaos.

The past year has been quite the adventure. Of course due to covid there hasn't been going on. To kind of sum up the year... I had a rough start to the year, was getting pretty home sick and also spent the holidays away from home for the first time. The flat I had in Rome was pretty depressing, basically walls surrounding me, and a lot of grey skies because of winter. Looking back now even though they were hard times they were good times. I later caught some heat on GG and then after that sorta brokeven at 200rnc and 500nl. I think my winrate at 200rnc was probably in the 3-4bb range after getting taxed haha. But if I look back I was pretty bad at this game. There are so many things that I was doing pretty poorly. Of course I still complained about running bad nonetheless. I think it really hit me how bad I was at this game after speaking with a friend. He told me "it's likely you're not even beating the games" and that really got to me, so I started working pretty hard. I find it really inspiring when I am underestimated. That was a really nice time I think. I found myself alone in the south of Croatia, and basically everyday I was either studying, playing, working out or going for hikes in the area. You don't really value the present moment till you look back at it, at least I don't. Totally recommend checking out the Cavtat /Dubrovnik area if you are ever in Croatia. After about a month of that I headed towards Montenegro because my tourist visa was expiring. There I continued with my daily grind. Montenegro turned out to be fucking amazing, and the people are really special as well. I was in Herceg Novi for about 2 months. I was lucky enough to have a friend join me. This was meant to be an intense study/play grind, but I ended up slacking. I met a lot of locals and started going out often and partying with them. I do think I needed the social interaction after so many months of intense work. The timing was pretty off though. Many apologies to a top top person.
Around this period I started to play more on stars. Was pretty fed up with GG lol and the scam RB and all the bs. Stars was alright. Didn't really play that much volume but I got a lot out of the small sample. Was starting tables at 500nl when I really shouldn't have been lol, but learned a lot from it. And what I was winning at 200z I was losing at 500z, wasn't exactly printing or running well lol. With that being said after a pretty big breakeven stretch of about 200k+ hands I caught some heat on ignition. Ended up getting fucked because I was vpning and they ended up locking up the funds. Which is devastating when you run bad for such a long time, and then 10K+ gets locked up, this went on for months, after many phonecalls, emails etc it finally got resolved. But it really took a lot of energy and focus away. Anyhow, I ended up meeting my girlfriend in Montenegro, and ended up going to Belgrade with her. The poker rules are kinda weird there so I ended up playing apps. Mainly played between 200-1k. In hindsight the results were ok but it really wasn't fulfilling at all. It was pretty annoying to get stuck some weeks because you would lose at 1k and then the game wouldn't run anymore for the rest of the week. Things were also not so smooth with my gf, and this all just really fucked with me. Things ended up working out, but I think I definitely should have been more focused on myself and my goals. it's really tough to put in your A game and your best work if you have a ton of things competing for your attention. After a month in Belgrade we came over to Germany for a bit, and then back to Croatia haha. Not much to say about that. Towards the end of my stay in Split I hit up a friend that lives in Zagreb, shout out to Boris Kuzmanovic :). He let me know he had a double room in Rozvodov, and last minute decided to go to Zagreb and ride to Rozvodov with him. Zagreb was also amazing, by far one of my favorite cities so far. The car ride was amazing. It was literally miles and miles of forest covered in snow between Slovenia and Austria. I also learned a lot from Boris and it was a really cool conversation overall. It was also super nice rooting for him nice he went super deep in the main event.
Rozvodov is guess is what it is haha. Not much to really say about it. Don't think I could stay there longer than 2 weeks. Can't complain about the hotel or Casino at all though. Didn't exactly run well for most of the trip but ended up quite a bit playing the 1keuro game. Insane how soft live poker is. I think there are different skills involved though. Running bad can be more intense imo, and I can't even imagine a downswing in live poker. Could probably take you 1+ years to get out of that stretch if you are lucky. Besides the cash I played a satty to the main event, and ended up taking 17th/256 and only 11 cashed. meh that really got me low for a day or two. Pretty sick to go so far and get nada. Overall i am really happy and grateful to have gone. It really hit me that all we really have is the experience that life has to offer, and no matter what happens no one can take an experience from you. It was really nice hanging out with B.a.angelov and the bulgaria crew :) and running into zeros poker was also pretty dope...One day while at the table I was chatting with what I thought was a German guy, but then he said he was Austrian, and I got curious and asked for more info haha, and it turned we had friends in common. Turned out to be Klem90 haha. Shout out to Klem :) We ended up hanging quite a bit through the series. Towards the end of the series he offered me his guest room back in Vienna so I decided to go. The ride from Rozvodov to Vienna was pretty cool. This cool dude that plays as “succeed” on stars joined us on the ride back, and coincidentally it was also my birthday, so got sung happy birthday in a random German village hah. Hello 25! Hearing these two guys talk about mtt strategy was very nice because it really showed how much work some guys are putting in, and that its not just flip masters in there haha…Vienna was pretty dope even though I was there for most of their lockdown, but I got to meet a long time friend in real life for the first time. Pretty cool cause we both started chatting/studying when we were both playing nl50, and now we’ve moved up quite a bit 😊. After Vienna, I came back to Germany and well, basically going through one of the sickest runs so far haha. I will say tho that I am extremely grateful to just be a part of this whole journey. Of course tough runs suck but hey at least we get to experience them. Back when I was not playing full time, if you would have offered me a downswing at 500z I would have snap called it just for the experience. And well that’s what ive got now so fuck it 😊 I finally got to also play 1k on stars as well which was a goal since forever. I got completely fucked during the first orbit but I’ll be back hahah This was a breaking point for me to be honest, and was lucky to have my girlfriend cheer me up. but looking back I can laugh it off. I don't see it as a bad beat but as a reminder that you are nothing in the eyes of variance. All you can do is try your best and show up everyday and leave the ego at the door.

So what to expect!?
Just going to keep blasting. For the upcoming year I would like to end it established at 2Knl. and I don't think it's crazy to be taking shots at 5knl by the end of the year. Of course, all you can do is try, and that's what I will do. I contacted a new coach to work with, and basically going to take this really seriously. Been working really hard doing a mix of population analysis and pio work, and basically will have to present a lot of work, so pretty excited to see what someone that has crushed for years has to say :) ...anyhow.. I think I am my own worst enemy and the only person that can stop me is myself. so lets fucking go

"I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can"

  • Lou Reed

Jan. 6, 2022 | 12:43 a.m.

This AK pretty nice call imo, whats the worst combo you think the avg/good reg is jamming here for value?

Oct. 14, 2021 | 9:28 a.m.

Good stuff man. I think you shouldn't shy away from sharing losses, like even documenting a downswing if it happens is whatever. I think it's sooo soo much better for the transparency of just how tough this game can be sometimes. Losing is a part of the game, it is what it is.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 6:40 a.m.

Sept. 14, 2021 | 10:26 a.m.

Lets fucking go bro, just keep pushing :) I can feel the pain and struggles too haha, kinda getting rekt at every 1k shot I take, but to be fair I am still not an amazing player so can't be too hard on myself lol. best wishes mate

Sept. 3, 2021 | 10:25 a.m.

Comment | cant5t0p commented on Mobius Poker Blog

Coming from a low performer... I appreciate your posts. your insights +suaces+my coach's are helping me see the way. Can totally agree on what you said, focusing way too much on minute ev differences, or spots where its very likely 0ev/ we just got unlucky. I don't know where this feeling of having to "tear my whole game apart" every time something goes wrong comes from, but it's definitely a thing, and I am getting to the bottom of it. I think focusing more on fundamentals and the most frequent spots + focusing really hard on your leaks is the way to go. Thanks for your posts. Namaste.

April 29, 2021 | 9:03 a.m.

Really glad I ran into this series, been going through one of these sick swings you mentioned, the part where you just play and get rekt and theres no feedback is fckin sick.... Anyways I think having a better idea of what variance can do helps to continue with the grind. Cheers.

April 27, 2021 | 2:47 p.m.

April 26, 2021 | 11:57 a.m.

Comment | cant5t0p commented on Gambling & Variance

Loved this video!

April 26, 2021 | 10:27 a.m.

Awesome video! :)

April 25, 2021 | 9:04 a.m.

LFG buddy!! Excited for the next graph!!

Dec. 29, 2020 | 7:49 p.m.

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July 11, 2020 | 2:26 a.m.

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