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    • Targetme
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      So I cant grind more on that later so ive finnaly found time to make a blog. Im 21 from a small city in northern ontario canada with very little to do. Winters are very long and pretty depresing. The summer can be alright and there is at least alot of beaches around.Parents are divorced. My father is the biggest degenerate stoner I know bets on sports buys a lottery ticket plays poker drunk/high every day a quater native american. He gave me my first experiences with poker when he would let me play 1 or 2 dollar mtt’s that I would of course ship ;p. But unfortunately I didnt get into it untill recently. However for some reason im nothing like him. I dont gamble, not even in poker I hate to admit it but I must be one of the biggest nits I have made enough to be rolled for nl200 easy but still play as low as and mostly nl25.

      More on how I got into poker. Well I used to play a game called starcraft and I was pretty good im sure many of you have heard of how many starcraft players have become huge at poker. Well I used to play against most of them including elky, lex veldhuis teampoker strategy member nazgul, fisheye, schiniblor and even a certain head english mod. Well one of my closest friends not to well known but a guy who has lived off his winnings for the last 5 years or so goose58 just gave me and another friend a pretty good chunk of change to try are luck. Well im afraid to say I didnt take it too seriously. I didnt spew it like most people would I simple didnt play it much it didnt interest me at the time but I now regret that. I slowly used the money over a year or two grinding some nl25 but slowly losing it in that and huge mtt that I wasint rolled for. About a year and a half ago maybe two I found this site in the profile of pretty well known german starcraft player named mondragon, I had been playing pennie games with my sc friends recently and one had even been staking me in mtt on stars and I had been doing decent he was a baller another friend he even stakees me for the Sunday mill LOL. There was also this daily free role promotion by a starcraft ladder site with a piont system (1st place 100 pionts 100th 1 piont) something like that with some decent prize like 1k for first. So in the second month of it I gave it a go and shipped two of them 300+ fields in back to back days and another that week and was set to take that number one prize but because lack of interest in it they never paid the players for the second month. But all this got me interested in poker again so when I saw the referal link I gave it a go.

      For once in my life I seemed concentrated on something I studied the ss strategy which was completely a new term to me and aced the test. Trippled the 50 bucks hit a downswing got really sick of it and went back to bss and never looked back. I will be honest ive barely used anything else on this site on this site to help my game ive learned more from experience im just the kind of person who learns from doing although its definely the harder and longer path so dont follow my exampl e but the free 50$ and sss I learned from this site really opened the doors of poker for me so thank you. However two or so months of this I was sidelined by a summer job out of town in a provincial park (no internet but awsome job) Then I was pretty much forced into college by my parents which I had little interest in. Near the end of the semester I got the swine flu I think ;p I was really sick for weeks and feel behind finished the semester but never went back.

      This was about a year ago (january 2010) thats when I decided to take poker seriously and try to make it my full time job and I seemed to be doing that for the first month. For the first time ever I went a bit out of brm I put all my money on about 14 nl25 tables and let it grind. It was an upswing baby to this day im not sure how big of an upswing it was i didnt use a hud or anything. I played 10k hands a day was diamond in less then two weeks and by the end of the month I had a solid br of 3000. I was still pretty bad but I knew how to grind like a nit baby. Unfortunately I tried more aggresive styles got a little bit depressed mostly because of the cold canadian winter and over the next 4 or so months I played alot less and barely had anything left and about this time my mother and her boyfriend who I lived with cut off the internet .

      Since then I have never had easy access to the internet I worked part time near my dad so would crash at his place and grind when he wasin’t yelling at me sending me in tilty spirals or losing all his money on poker. Funny story one night I let him use my account he placed well in two tourneys winning about 700 and took it to some cash games got up another 300 ( hes wasted) I go to sleep I wake up and go to grind and im down from when he started ;p, yep never let him use my account again. So at the end of last summer I had a nice run again turning my all time low 200$ after my winter tilt back up to where I was and never looked back. What really changed was I learned theres no piont being a crazy lag at the micros I learned alot from losing, I learned how to win not to just be a breakeven rakeback donk.

      The first 2 months of the new year have been my best I have made full time money playing poker part time by going to my aunts when shes at work while working part time. I have had good winrates been on the ultimate grinding leaderboards and saved up 20000 party pionts (3000$) that I am about to cash in to add to my role while cashing out 5k last week. I also just bought a laptop since my computer broke half a year ago.
      Unfortunately this month I havent played very much. I’ve been fighting with my dad I can no longer play at my aunts due to a change in her work hours and although I do get some free access at home with my laptop It discs way to much and is not good enough to risk my money. So the answer is simple GET MY OWN PLACE, why not? Im a cheap bastard I barely spend my money except for a night out with the boys I probly have enough money to live off of for a year and I still work 3-4 times a week.

      This brings us to the present im looking for apartments but also kinda waiting on 3 friends who are getting a place next month. Pretty much just wasting potential like ive done the last year sitting here making a very long blog on limited internet activity but that will change! Well this will be the end of my spew and the rest will be pure poker stuff.

      Some of my goals
      - GET A PLACE AND INTERNET SO I CAN GRIND ALL I WANT (key)

      -now that a have a steady computer I need to figure out how to use my hud

      -use this free time to work on my game with videos, sweet sessions (watching others play help them as they help me sort of deal)

      So ya congrats if you read this whole thing I would never had (A.D.D?) Its acualy amazing I sat down and wrote it. Dont be shy my skype is sicklucker I just got skype this week and want to break it in. ILL watch you play or whatever nl10 and up give pretty much free coaching to the newer players and learn and help from players at my level ill get mikogo or whatever pm here and ill be sure to keep this blog active but there wont be much poker action for awhile

      heres my most recent graph btw I didnt mention It I play both fr and sh cash mostly nl25 but some nl50 whatever action there is at party.

  • 47 replies
    • JuiceQuadre
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      Interesting read for sure sir! Its amazing how different story every grinder out there has.. =) It sure looks like it wasnt easy for you.

      Good luck with finding ur own place!
    • Gabinr1
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      Very nice intro. Good luck with getting your own place!
      =)
    • utenosmelynas
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      Interesting story, I've always respected people who are making self-improvements and going forward. The very best for you! ;)
    • Targetme
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      Anyone down for some sweat sessions tormorow after 21 cet
    • Targetme
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      got 2 days in this week between disconections one day I lost 150 6 buyins over about 6k hands villians got all the coolers and I was rusty and out of my grove. Last night I log on and find I won 50$ from the card rush on party which was pretty sick sign for some good run? Well no... pretty even over 4k or so except as I was ending my session a hand went like this at nl25 fr. 3 min raise limpers I got ak on the cutoff I 3 bet a spewy unknown guy from the button 4 bets to 4.5 2 folds and 1 flat from the biggest regular fish at party. Were about 40$ deep I see dead money the guy who 4 bet was unkown canadian at 1am so wide range so an easy allin shove but the spewy reg calls almost 2 buyins deep with just jacks and hits his set.

      Luckily I found an easy mark at a nl50pl table and grinded a few buyins out of him 3 handed to be almost even for the 2 days
    • i5bet72o
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      firstly move up pls? playing nl25 with a nl200 us rediculus. 2nd add me as a friend on pokerstrategy and ill pm u my skype if u wanna do sweat sessions.
      Also playing any CPT event this summer?
    • Targetme
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      only 35 buyins for nl100 if you count the 5k i cashed out and the 3k bonus I still need to grind out my skype is sicklucker if your down for it now im barely getting 2 bars and tired and up a few buyin so dont wanna gind to hard now

      Didnt know there was a cpt lookin at the scedule its all western canada but If they came to casino rama it would be something im interested in
    • Targetme
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      so starting my second session of the day was up about 60 from my first. 18 tabling the juicy tables on party in my opinion. every none jackpot at nl25 fr so 12 of those half are 20bbmin very soft tables had to fill the rest up with nl10 20bb tables

      So I was thinking lately ive been passing on alot of preflop edges in exchange for a postflop edge. for example ill flat call with queens 100 bb's deep knowing the nitty regs will fold worse and raise better and ill rarely see a +ev flop vs there wider range ill crush them with pretty good results. Thoughts?

      Also today I had my first sweat session in the morning with some uk rook. I chatted with him as he watched me play 8 tables as I disconect every other hand yet somehow netted a profit.

      Anyway thxs for the good run up quite a bit as I write this happy grinding
    • Targetme
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      good day so far up 200 grinded the regs into submission and got most of the fish been awile since I played all day taking a break 3rd session perhaps?
    • Targetme
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      So yesterday I ended up 250 and today so far has been just as good up another 150. Seems im making a run for the ultimate grinder leaderboard for nl25 this week as usual im the biggest winner at party poker but this time with alot less volumn hope the good run keeps up here my bluffs of the day I just learned how to use the hand converter so expect many more hands for this blog

      -edit make that epic fail of the day its reading it in fl form help?


      Final Pot: 115.14 BB.

      Party, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      CO: $20.52
      BTN: $43
      SB: $17.65
      Hero (BB): $41.82
      UTG: $40.59
      UTG+1: $29.43
      UTG+2: $28.07
      MP1: $8.75
      MP2: $13.08

      Pre-Flop: A J dealt to Hero (BB)
      4 folds, MP2 raises to $0.65, CO folds, BTN raises to $2.25, SB folds, Hero raises to $7, MP2 folds, BTN calls $4.75

      Flop: ($14.75) 5 T 7 (2 Players)
      Hero bets $8, BTN calls $8

      Turn: ($30.75) 8 (2 Players)
      Hero bets $26.82 and is All-In, BTN folds

      Results: $30.75 Pot
      Hero showed A J and WON $56.04 (+$41.29 NET
    • Targetme
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      this one doesint show suits... pokerstrategys hand converter shows it as fl I had back door nut flush draw on flop but it rainbowed after that
    • mattisks
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      aye master!

      thank you for your tips for micros :D

      3-5 more days like this and I'll be moving up the limits ;)

      once again ty and see you at the tables! ;)
    • Targetme
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      I worked today but just put in some serious grinding tonight. At these hours partys fr action is dead and last time I played 6 max I lost quite a bit(see first 15k hands of graph) so I went for some nl10 sh to get back my grove. So far ive had another solid day profiting another 100 3500 hands today also 2-3 tables of fr 14 sh.

      Well my last three days have been good worthy of a brag graph the last 15k hands or so the.The first 15k were mostly my sh losing session from last week I just mentioned and some omaha spew lol. Anyway to put it in perspective im up 500 in 3 days from nl25 and nl10 over 30 buyins



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      I just realized my recent success is part to my insane increase in non showdown winnings ive ran even the last 15k. I have been isolating much more and 3 betting for thiner value after seeing how my non showdown winnings seem to emulate my recent good run ill be keeping this up.
    • Targetme
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      Well ill make this sort yesterday I worked 8 hours on 3 hours sleep so didnt play any poker but today was pretty crazy. I started playing nl25 and ran really bad over my first 2k hands was pretty close to tilting. I just said well I wanna keep this upswing going so I closed these tables and went for some 16 table nl50 action(fr). Ok so maybe I was tilted and played super lag style and at one piont I was down 200 or more. But I really hate losing days and my indurance and antitilt skills are pretty built up so I pressed on and 5k hands later and a few tables with 3-5 buyins I was up 100 + alot of rakeback ;p.

      Im pretty happy with the results it was close to being one of those days I wish I didnt get up and I kept my streak of 4 straight 100+ profit days going. I turned a -100 ev downswing into 175 profit day (counting rakeback) and got a loose reputation at nl50 in the process :D
    • mattisks
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      u r on it mate!

      I got on tilt these two days which was connected to tiredness. I've managed to get out of the tilt by visiting this beautiful site and took one tournament advice into work at cash game tables. It worked million and I doubled up my tiny BR :D And now I am thinking to get serious with NL2. I will set target in next few days and go for it :)

      Finally I picked up winner which will be pokerstars..

      My stats aren't so bad in the end I got some 13/100 on NL2 :) And that being complete nit!
    • Targetme
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      I was gonna take friday off but I found 2 hours to grind opened up 16 nl50 tables like yesterday. Didnt run great but not to bad made a solid 60$ profit over 1500 hands more then enough for a 24 of beer for me and a friend :D
    • Targetme
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      good night went to a college party lots of beer pong and I hooked up and I even feel like grinding (im probly still drunk) ill try some easy nl25 fr and see how I do but I plan to get into nl50 full time after 2 winning days and a great week but maybe not with my b game ;p
    • Targetme
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      Abit of a downswing to report yesterday I probly should not have played ran terrible at nl25 so like last time I quickly opened 16 nl50 tables to keep my winning day streak going. This time the runbad moved up with me I lost 170 on the day.

      However so far today I grinded most of it back. Anyway heres my graph since I made this blog

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      So im running almost 150 under ev but I think its still been a great week. I didnt think I would be able to play at all and now my bankrole is over 600 from where it was not counting rakeback. If I can do that in a week working 15 hours running around my house looking for 2 bars to grind running bad and making 17$ an hour for the first time in awile im sure I can do this

      heres my last 4-5 months if your curious http://www.pokertableratings.com/party-player-search/sicklucker

      Off to grind some more im still willing to sweat anyone
    • Zemnieks11
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      jup nice blog subscribed...! I am trying to keep such volume up too and your non sd winnings for 25, 50 looks good tho mines are way lower but i winn way more on showdown winnings and cant complain about my winrate at NL20-50. Dunno if I am any good for sweat sessions but would like to see you posting some big hands. Ok GL