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398 points

Ty a lot for you reply, best of luck mate

Aug. 29, 2020 | 8:10 a.m.

Congratz for your results
Just a question, do PD CFP provide the bankroll also?

Aug. 26, 2020 | 5:21 p.m.

This post is astonishing, ty for that

July 26, 2020 | 9 a.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Notice me

Best of luck mate

June 17, 2020 | 3:23 p.m.

You stole my idea :)
I thought about making a "road to CFP" journal.


June 1, 2020 | 7:20 p.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One

Since blog opening (30/3)

Weekly results

My results are just not good, also my volume sucks... even if I only play 4 reg tables, the volume is just too low for a person who has ambitions. The reasons are many, I have fear to lose even if I am a long term winner, I'm not confident in my game when I basically breakeven for months etc.
So I've decide to ask for a stake and I've receive a very good deal which will help me in many facet of my game and life. This is a great chance that I won't miss

Daily flowcharts







Routine tweaks

  • I've schedule some 'whatsapp window' when I can use my phone to msg others. There's really no other reason to use msgs in other time of the day.
    While this sound antisocial, it is not, it is just a good use of my working time. When I do my things I don't want to be disturbed, so once I've finished, I can completely dedicated myself to other task/pleasures

  • Run for yourself first, I put this sentence on my phone in order to remember to prioritize my activities and it works like a charm

  • pt4 winhide/ipoker kill for 30 minutes, kill discord and thunderderbid if I open them up in session
    I don't want to see my result while in session or just after it nor I don't want to open up the client to see my cashier, so my script will prevent it.
    When I'm playing even small distractions are banned, discord and thunderbird aren't allowed

  • My 5 session per day goal is not achievable in the long term, it requires some flexibility, I'm going to switch to 5-hours poker a day goal
    Basically whenever I begin a session or study, I write down the starting time and the end time, at the end of the day I have to achieve 5 hours. This is flexible because I can do 1,5 hours in the morning, half an hour in the afternoon and any other mix.

Gl guys

May 10, 2020 | 7:37 p.m.


Sry but your considerations about Flight_risk activity, mainly the quality of the posts aren't true. You can verify in my sheet, every row has its own link. I don't really understand how you can still defend him. But we can just quit and forgot about that.
I was the 6th but I've declined my free membership, as I said in the other thread, plz transfer it to the 7th.

May 4, 2020 | 5:15 p.m.

I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this, but as I said, this month I don't deserve the free membership so I'd like to transfer my free sub to the next guy behind me

May 4, 2020 | 5:05 p.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One

Weekly results
Since blog opening (30/3)

*week graph*

I haven't played enough, 7k hands is a very low number. My performance at the table was mixed and I could have done better

Routine tweaks

*Whatsapp window (orange)*

I often find myself using my phone due to boredom, but it is just a bad habit. If I don't see the phone I don't pick it up, so I have to hide it most of the time. I can use it ofc, in some time window so I can reply to msgs, but that's it. There's no reason to spend more time on that. When the coronothing decrease I will resume my social activities but right now it's time to focus on what's matter

*Stakes guidelines (green)*

Before starting a session I follow this simple flowchart. The goal is to play as much as I can while I feel good and book small wins and, at the same time, prevent losses when I hate life. Also, I have a PT4 report that will tell me what stake I can play, based on my winnings. I don't have to check my cashier since PT4 will avoid me do that. I realize that my stop loss are redic but the goal of the week will be to play my 5 session per day, that's it. *Shutdown @ 1,30 AM (light blue)*

Pretty self-explanatory but well, I have to go to bed at that time, because if I don't everything I will be late for my next morning routine. Also I would feel tired given the fact I wake up at the same time but sleep less.

Study structure:

*Discord for immediate feedback*

I've enter a study group and I'm really glad to be there and try to do my best to gain from this experience. All the guys there are waaaaay better than me so I need to catch up, fast. I will be using the chat primarly to get immediate feedback for my HHs since I think, this is where I can gain the most. At the same time, I'll try to understand solver discussions in order to contribute to discussion in (somewhat) near future

*Read Play Optimal Poker and apply GTO+ to it*

This books is well structured and I think I can learn a lot by replicate the sinple spots showed. Again, I'm lucky to be in the study group, where I'm sure people will help. I'm eager to be competent and improve together

*Henry Lister's vids*

I think he is one of the best coach and I want to study all his videos. His thought process is clear and he explain things perfectly

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

Eldora ty for your time, I think it's better to reply here.
You replied this in the other thread here

Now I want to point out that CLEARLY Flight_Risk is NOT one of these users at all

Since, it is so clear, I guess you can help me point out where I'm wrong.

I've prepared a spreadsheet to highlight the whole situation, you can find it here but I'm going to post the screenshot in the case someone got trouble seeing it

As Mikey said we are indeed checking the results for legitimacy before publishing them.

I guess you would have a similar table in your backend then, don't you find something strange?
How long have been registered Badabing, quixoticflux888?
What other posts have like those users?

He provided lots of value to our community over the last few weeks with all of his activity

Actually he haven't provided much input since the last week, as you can infer from the posts date in my spreadsheet

And I don't like the thought of members who are possibly naturally inclined to show a high forum activity getting second thoughts due to a fight over the monthly leaderboards.

I beg your pardon, but you should be happy than users bring out these issues that would go under the radar. It's like poker rooms, many scandals were undig by players, doing the PR's job.

If we find people multi-accounting just for the sake of the leaderboard, we will be doing our best to spot this and we have some options to succeed in this. If it gets really gross we'll team up with the security team from Run It Once Poker, I think this will be a piece of cake to them

Great, don't you see any multiaccount here? I'm glad, since I see 2 user, especially one, give the most like to Flight_risk.

While one could argue which of these different membertypes (and the many more not mentioned) could deserve a free Elite membership the most - I don't think that's the plan. It is thought to give all types of different members a unique chance to experience Run It Once at its fullest.
I'm personally very happy to see a new member coming up and playing his part to increase the forum livelihood,

This is the whole point imo, because to me there are 2 reason of your decision:
1. You haven't look deep enough into the issue
2. You decide the user would benefit the most from the free memebership.
I tend to lean toward the latter, since a non-Elite user can take a peek at the content and, the next month, in the case he wouldn't take his free pass, he can be converted into a paid user

I don't want a free membership, I don't deserve one since I haven't posted like the latest month, but I would let another poster a well deserve price.
From the data I've posted above Fligh_risk doesn't deserve the price where the rank is determinated by 1-2 user. This doesn't measure the true value of the posts.

This issue isn't only leaderboard related, but is misleading for the newcomer.
If aa new user comes along and want to learn, he would value the users which more points.
More points = more value
If the point system get rigged by ghost accounts, the whole system is flawed, so... there's no point in have one

May 2, 2020 | 12:24 p.m.

May 2, 2020 | 10:36 a.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on UTG VS 3BET

Is 4betting pre out of the question?

May 2, 2020 | 10:11 a.m.


Have you looked up into Flight_Risk epic 1-day climb?

May 2, 2020 | 10:02 a.m.

Wait, I didn't know Full Tilt is still up, what about the traffic?

If you are interested in FR, you should check asian apps out, since most of the games are 8-max.

May 1, 2020 | 5:52 p.m.

May 1, 2020 | 10:58 a.m.

I think we all know that journaling and make comments on videos is the way to go to achieve points, especially using Pros like in order to get up in the ranking.
He haven't cracked anything actually, the same accounts give him points, 100+ points in one day :D

April 30, 2020 | 3:47 p.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on POker Therapy Book

You can get the Kindle version on Amazon

April 30, 2020 | 2:35 p.m.

Ty for that... when I logged in last night was quite surprised by seen a member who I haven't see post ever to climb up the ranks so fast. I was sure something shady was going on...

TBH, this month, I don't deserve the free RIO membership, I haven't post enough so I would more than glad if a legit user have it instead of me... .well, it doesn't seem to be the case

April 30, 2020 | 2:25 p.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One


I feel the need to be reachable and available for other people... which should be good, but I sacrifice myself for that, and that's not acceptable.
I need to stick to my thing and only after, be available for others... this is not selfishness, but I love myself and my goals are important to me

April 30, 2020 | 7:56 a.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One


Hi mate, the reason is two-fold actually. Yes it prevents me from tilting, I'm not a spewer monkey but, I have big issue when bad run continue for days/weeks or even more. I feel an unbearable burden and my tilt threshold is lowered.
The second reason is to build up rules enforcement, I mean... I have to follow my steps and if I do, I would go to sleep without any remorse. Obv many things are suboptimal and need to be tweaked

April 30, 2020 | 7:53 a.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One


Very good day...I've completed all the goals and I'm proud of myself.
Putting the phone in the airplane mode before going to bed and reactivate it after lunch is perfect btw. This will lead to another adjustment, I have to prioritize my own thing instead of modify my schedule for others

April 29, 2020 | 7:47 a.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One

In the morning, I want to run for myself first, instead for others

I've much to say that my day was mildly productive but I haven't completed neither my habits nor my poker goals.
I'm not upset or anything, but I'm gonna tweak things a little bit in order to achieve more. One of the main reason of my yesterday failure was my whatsapp in the morning. Very often, I wake up and I find 5-10 chats to open up and reply to. Not only I reply but I spent a lot of time on them which is quite a waste. Most of the content is small talk, so really there's no need to prioritize it.
So I've decided to put my phone on airplane mode just before go to sleep till after my lunch.

April 28, 2020 | 8:27 a.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One

24 and 25 /4/2020

Yes, 2 logs in the same post, because the days are pretty much the same, to be fair, I don't meet my poker goals from 3 days now.
Fall short on my goals and I lost willingness to grind due to mixed factors. Regs are running over me, being card dead and unlucky overall but let's be realistic, I'm not that good so I can't complain.
I's very difficult to continue to grind when I feel defeated, but at the same time I acknowledge that my habits need to be mantained. So I devise a strategy for it, before every session m script open up this

With my previous method, even if I didn't feel good I would continue to play at "higher stake" now, if I don't feel to, I would play lower. I will regain confidence and at the same time, I can grind more relaxed. I can play where I am a proven winner somewhat

Tomorrow will be my day off poker, no forums, no videos, no poker in general, maybe I don't even turn my pc on.

Have a good one guys

April 25, 2020 | 8:50 p.m.

Fucking crazy, what a story.

April 25, 2020 | 8:42 p.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One


I've changed a little bit my routine, instead of posting on RIO at the end of the day, not the activity is set to be completed in the morning

The 2nd part of the day was a complete disaster. Probably because I continue to run bad/get crushed my regs/reversing vs fish, I give up and look at my results. Oh yeah, I've also played badly too

I acknowledge that some regs, most of them, make my life tough 3betting and not folding in general. They make me fold fold and fold, and you know what, they should do it, because I'm a fucking nit and I'm not a great reg, 'mediocre' would be too much in this moment imo.
Another reason to work my ass off

I've also added one thing to my routine, basically put my whatsapp in airplane mode before going to bed and reactivate it after lunch. Yesterday I've wake up and I have a tons of msgs to read and I felt overwhelmed... I don't want to feel that again, I will reply to msg when I have spare time, in the morning I want to begin with the right step, focusing on me

April 24, 2020 | 4:25 p.m.

SB is a fish, typo

April 24, 2020 | 2:48 p.m.

MP is a very creative reg
BB is a whale

Have I lost value? Should I played the hand differently in order to maximize?

April 24, 2020 | 10:10 a.m.

I thought about making a thread for a very quick hand review.
I'm going to post the first one and see whether other joins my idea ;)

April 24, 2020 | 9:56 a.m.

BU is standard REG. He opens 50%.
BB is loose FISH.

I would open my HUD and see other tendencies before act. If BTN opens 50% but doesn't fold vs 3bets/squeezes I would 3bet tighter and expand my calling range, especially if BB is a passive fish.
Another thing, very important, is whether BB is aggro or passive.

As I elaborate my reply I'm realizing that, most likely, my in-game adjustment isn't that great. My leaning toward calling than 3bet more, this means that I pay a ton of rake.
Well...I'm confused

April 23, 2020 | 10:22 a.m.

Comment | forCarlotta commented on Back to Square One


Yesterday I've realized how much my game sucks. I win only because other players are way worse than me.
Some considerations about my game:
- OTR, when a little bit deep, I don't raise unless I got the absolute nuts. If I got 2nd nut flush, holding 2 suited cards, I don't raise
- I don't raise flop as a bluff, ever
- I fear to 3bet JJ and QQ when we are 120+BB, because I fear a 4bet and I fear to be up against KK+
- I have too much fear in general and I believe my opponents, so I fold a lot
- Whenever I got a good, but non a premium one, I fear 3betting becase, in my head, opponents will 4bet me a ton. Instead, I should 3bet because it is a good reason to 3bet and then decide against the 4bet, if and only if, the reraise comes.
- MP open raise, Hero calls on the BB with TT, because he is a nit, flop is 742r, he doesn't raise because he is afraid of being called or 3bet

I can't even complain about running bad, I mean, how can I possibly whine about being unlucky when I am so incompetent, time to map un and study this game properly

April 23, 2020 | 7:51 a.m.

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