Manifestation of The Inevitable

    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      4h 20m til the first PokerStars $1M Giveaway luckbox deluxe ...

      in b4 sickest "bubble" finish in the history of MTTs ...

      5th place = $100
      4th place = $25 000

      Most wonderful prize distribution I've ever seen :facepalm:
    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      Wee ...

      Nothing from the 1st
      $7,50 from the 2nd
      and now $50 from the 3rd :f_biggrin:

      so close ... so close :s_evil:
    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      Last time I posted an overall graph was exactly a month ago ... So here goes another one.




      Aaand this is NL100 so far



      Results aside, the obv humongous leak that needs fixing once and for all (for the umpteenth time) is the gigantic lack of volume ....

      The culprits are deep-rooted procrastination "skills" that go way back to my school days (everybody was sure that I wouldn't graduate high school coz I had 12! unfinished subjects accumulated from the entire year with just 2 weeks til graduation (thinly veiled brag)) and anxiety.

      I've read most of the material available on these matters and had different degrees of success,
      but in the end it always just collapses back to old habits at some point of weakness.

      In my latest attempt to tackle the "pre-losing anxiety" (I get very anxious when I haven't lost any money = pretty lol, right? :f_biggrin:
      But as soon as I manage to lose a couple of medium pots or get stacked, then I get rid of the anxiety and I can grind normally ...
      I guess it's the anticipation of (possible/likely) losing that hurts the brain and once that gets experienced and out of the way, it doesn't bother anymore), I downloaded the "Depression & Anxiety For Dummies: Workbook".
      Again - lol, right? :f_biggrin:

      I was expecting to know all the stuff innit and not gain much from it, but it never hurts to try ... and turns out that it provided such a nice clear structure of exercises to do & follow that it has had quite an awesome impact on me within the last couple of weeks already.

      After all the fancy (and still good) books ... did not expect some simple dummy series book to have what I needed :f_biggrin:

      I feel like I have had all the necessary "technical" and factual knowledge of these matters and how to tackle 'em for a long time already, but lack in the productive structure department that's needed to progress & always end up feeling overwhelmed by it all, which pulls on the brain brakes and drags me back down to square one for the next attempt ...

      The easy to follow 1-2-3 structured steps (for dummies =) ) hit the spot real nice ...

      Gonna have to find smth similar on procrastination as well ... Tho since fear & anxiety play the key role in my procrastination patterns, it should help with that already ...


      So much of me just coming to post a few graphs for shits & giggles :tongue:
    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      $0.50/$1 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players

      Stacks:
      UTG ($112.80) 113bb
      StaticMoth (UTG+1) ($126.70) 127bb
      CO ($60.02) 60bb
      BTN ($85.83) 86bb
      SB ($231.63) 232bb
      BB ($183.32) 183bb

      Pre-Flop: ($1.50, 6 players) StaticMoth is UTG+1 10:club: Q:club:
      1 fold, StaticMoth raises to $3, 2 folds, SB raises to $9, 1 fold, StaticMoth calls $6

      Flop: 8:heart: J:diamond: K:club: ($19, 2 players)
      SB bets $10, StaticMoth calls $10

      Turn: 9:heart: ($39, 2 players)
      SB goes all-in $212.63, StaticMoth goes all-in $107.70

      River: 8:diamond: ($254.40, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: $254.40
      SB shows two pair, Aces and Eights
      A:spade: A:heart:
      StaticMoth shows a straight, Nine to King
      10:club: Q:club:

      StaticMoth wins $251.60 (net +$124.90)



      $0.50/$1 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players

      Stacks:
      StaticMoth (UTG) ($100) 100bb
      UTG+1 ($102.75) 103bb
      CO ($56.36) 56bb
      BTN ($117.09) 117bb
      SB ($136.81) 137bb
      BB ($443.13) 443bb

      Pre-Flop: ($1.50, 6 players) StaticMoth is UTG A:heart: 3:heart:
      StaticMoth raises to $3, UTG+1 calls $3, 4 folds

      Flop: 6:diamond: J:heart: K:heart: ($7.50, 2 players)
      StaticMoth bets $5, UTG+1 calls $5

      Turn: A:spade: ($17.50, 2 players)
      StaticMoth checks, UTG+1 bets $6, StaticMoth calls $6

      River: A:club: ($29.50, 2 players)
      StaticMoth checks, UTG+1 bets $28, StaticMoth calls $28

      Final Pot: $85.50
      StaticMoth shows three of a kind, Aces
      A:heart: 3:heart:
      UTG+1 shows two pair, Aces and Sixes
      6:club: Q:spade:

      StaticMoth wins $82.70 (net +$40.70)

      UTG+1 lost $42



    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      Had a brutal day at the tables today like I haven't had in quite a while ...
      Results wise it was pretty standard, but the hands ... the hands ... aiaiiai ! :f_biggrin:

      But it was actually a good thing as it pushed me to put in a solid 6 hour grind instead of my usual ~1h/day :f_biggrin:

      With it also arrived the end of my 2nd stake

      Which was quite a bit bigger of a success than the first one :]

      So here's the summary of the results of this stake.







      Overalls



      NL25



      NL50


      NL100

    • pucilpet
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      Nice job sir! :s_cool:
    • StaticMoth
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      Oh the sweet sweet irony ... Having one of the worst days in a looong time ...
      And yet, I get a golden chance to please Thazar once again :f_love:

    • thazar
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      lol yes, well can you tell me the trick on how to get them!!

      congratz anyway!!!
    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      Originally posted by thazar
      lol yes, well can you tell me the trick on how to get them!!

      congratz anyway!!!
      Run good and then every once in a while remember to give back to the community and do a donation day where it's all about rewarding the recreational fellas.

      That's what has usually triggered these hands for me ...
      As kind of a "charity badge" that acknowledges kind donators :f_grin:
    • muumionu
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      solid :)
    • Tim64
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      seeing some damn fine graphs on this blog lately :)
    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      Originally posted by Tim64
      seeing some damn fine graphs on this blog lately :)
    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      Gotta keep Thazar pleased, otherwise what's the point, right ?!

    • thazar
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      pfff not even funny anymore ;)

      congratz man !
    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      $0.25/$0.50 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players

      Stacks:
      UTG ($134.84) 270bb
      UTG+1 ($50) 100bb
      StaticMoth (CO) ($106.30) 213bb
      BTN ($93.84) 188bb
      SB ($37.98) 76bb
      BB ($30) 60bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.75, 6 players) StaticMoth is CO 10:diamond: K:spade:
      2 folds, StaticMoth raises to $1.25, 1 fold, SB calls $1, BB calls $0.75

      Flop: 2:spade: Q:spade: 9:heart: ($3.75, 3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $1.50, StaticMoth raises to $5, SB calls $5, BB calls $3.50

      Turn: J:diamond: ($18.75, 3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, StaticMoth bets $13.55, SB goes all-in $31.73, BB folds, StaticMoth calls $18.18

      River: 4:diamond: ($82.21, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $82.21
      SB shows a pair of Deuces
      3:heart: 2:heart:
      StaticMoth shows a straight, Nine to King
      10:diamond: K:spade:

      StaticMoth wins $79.71 (net +$41.73)

      SB lost $37.98
      BB lost $6.25
    • fusionpk
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    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
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      Originally posted by fusionpk
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      Oh, you teaser, you ...
      I assume it was some flame that you decided to take back for some reason? How's my read? :coolface:
    • StaticMoth
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      Thought I'd break the 5 month silence with a rigged post :f_biggrin: