Chasing the dream[extremly TL;DR]

    • Ig0tbanned
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      :diamond: Hello everybody,my name is Cristian and I`m a fresh turned 18 year old kid from Romania trying to chase his dream of being a poker/sportsbetting pro.
      :diamond: This is the first time I open up to the world with a pathetic attempt of a blog so please be mercyful with my lame writing skills :s_love:
      :diamond: I haven`t played seriously since summer and I am trying to get back to the game but enough with the introduction,lets get into it:
      Poker Background
      :diamond: I discovered poker in 9th grade,being already in the world of "gambling" as a sportsbettor(god know's how I mannaged to be a 13-14 year old winning at sportsbetting).
      :diamond: I started playing freerolls on FTP,won some money,and "grinded"with a
      20-30ish roll for about 2months(grinding as in playing what I was in the mood,when I was in the mood on an account made with random name since I was 15YO.
      :diamond: Naturally I lost that,took a break,discovered pokerstrategy and started to study the game.
      :diamond: As the time passed I got in love with the game so I "bribed" a friend into letting me to set up an account in his name where I deposited 30$ on pokerstars and managed to run that up to 200$ by playing everything I could and shockingly I withdrawn it instead of loosing it.
      :diamond: I was skeptycal and maybe a bit paranoid that somehow pokerstars will call me and ask some questions to verify my identity and that they would figure out I was playing on someone else`s name,but when the money arrived I knew that poker is what I want to do.
      :diamond: To fastforward for the next 3 years I played everything that you can play,on every site that is out there,from as low as 0.1c 360man sng`s to 100$ HU against a player with 1 mirrion $$ in winnings .
      I always managed to turn my small deposits into decent numbers,playing sng`s at first with 10-20-30-50 or whatever my starting roll wasand moving on to MTT`s as the bankroll got larger and always managed to withdrawn small amounts of 100-200$ to be able to enjoy life.
      I know that this isn't a lot but I am not a rich individual and even most of my deposits came from sportsbetting winnings so for me it was the REAL DEAL.
      Sportsbetting History
      :diamond: Beside poker,another "gambling activity" that fascinated me was sportsbetting which when done in a propper way is the most efficient gambling activity from which you can obtain a constant profit.
      :diamond: Same as poker I started it 4-5 years ago,at first beeing a "Fish" betting on my favourite teams and suck with 1-2$ to win hundreds of $$ :f_eek: but as the time flew by I managed to learn how to do it propper,how to chose my games and the propper combination of expected winnings/bankroll management.
      :diamond: Same as poker I had quitte some big scores,specially on live betting (again bribing friend to let me set up account :s_evil: ) some of them as big as running 10$ to 800$(by livebetting aka grinding,not betting 10$ and winning 800$ bang just like that).
      The Present
      :diamond: At the moment I find myself as a nearly busto just turned 18yo in my last year of highschool,hopping to get into Medschool in the summer who is trying to keep earning himself some bucks while maintaining a balance between social life,poker,studying,sportsbetting and many other.
      :diamond: As the new year started I am making this blog to motivate me during bad runs,set some goals for myself and also share with you my life stories :s_grin:
      :diamond: Bankroll-wise my online roll is 0.00 and I will be searching for a staking at least until the end of the week.
      :diamond: With my RL life roll(my allowance) stands at 20$ for the next 2 weeks I will place some bets with the tennis season starting last week and I`m hopping for results as good as last year`s(I consider tennis the best sport for betting while watching the games and knowing how are the players doing it that specific moment,tennis is surely the most profitable sport that is out there).
      Regarding to objectives:
      January
      :diamond: Get an online mini bankroll to be able to attack the 1.5$ HU SNG`s which in this BI range is the game I`ve beat easiest in the past.
      :diamond: Have a 200$ profit at the end of the month in sportsbetting.
      :diamond: Study for at least 2hours/day(school studying).
      :diamond: Watch at least 10 poker training videos this month.
      :diamond: Join a sweatsession with a superior player every 2 weeks.
      Mid-Term
      :heart: Move out of the micros until 1st April
      :heart: Quit smoking(I dont smoke more than 4-5 cig/day but I want to stop it)
      :heart: Eat healthier and at least try to eat by a schedule
      LONGTERM
      :spade:P lay a decent live tournament by the end of the year.
      :spade: Earn enough from poker/sportsbetting/other activities so my parents wont have to support me during college.
      CLIFS!!!
      :club:P oker/sportsbetting wanna be pro 18yo taking up the game after having an ~6months break
      :club:P layed underaged at the age of 15 and managed it pretty good
      :club: No current poker BR atm,trying to make the "clicheic" from Zero to Hero.
      In the end,one of my favorite soungs because I`m not a quitter and I will make it!!!
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    • Ig0tbanned
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      And since I`m not pokering yet I`ll leave my sportbetting Picks of the day from the australian lands,lets hope that Australian Open will give me a good start this year!
      First
      1 2149 O.Rochus - S.Querrey 09.01.2013 01:00 2 1.35
      2 12062 D.Sela - S.Gutierrez-F. 09.01.2013 01:00 1 1.3
      3 11318 J.Kno/F.Pol - V.Han/M.Kli 09.01.2013 06:30 1 1.45
      4 2106 F.Verdasco - D.Istomin 09.01.2013 02:00 1 1.7
      For a total ODD of 4.33 placed with 5$ for 21.65
      And the second:
      1 12104 Y.Sugita - M.Zverev 09.01.2013 07:00 2 1.85
      2 12114 R.Ram - N.Devilder 09.01.2013 08:20 1 1.3
      3 12075 A.Mannarino - I.Sergeyev 09.01.2013 02:20 1 1.35
      4 12111 D.Lajovic - G.Clezar 09.01.2013 07:00 1 1.45
      5 12081 T.Smyczek - M.Demoliner 09.01.2013 03:40 1 1.2
      6 12064 D.Brands - F.Dancevic 09.01.2013 01:00 1 1.55
      For a total ODD of 8.76 placed with 3$ for a 26$ return
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      First!

      Good luck!
    • pokerprons
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      Definitely not as tl;dr as I thought it would be.

      I used to place a lot of sports bets when I was your age, then I found poker and now I do it very rarely and just for fun :)

      Good decision giving up smoking! :s_thumbsup: Why smoke in the first place? Why do that to yourself?

      Good luck and I'll be following (and maybe taking some of your sports betting tips ;) )
    • Ig0tbanned
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      Originally posted by pokerprons
      Definitely not as tl;dr as I thought it would be.

      I used to place a lot of sports bets when I was your age, then I found poker and now I do it very rarely and just for fun :)

      Good decision giving up smoking! :s_thumbsup: Why smoke in the first place? Why do that to yourself?

      Good luck and I'll be following (and maybe taking some of your sports betting tips ;) )
      Thanks mate!
      Haha yea,I planned on describing on detail my poker adventure but I figured it would be a huge wall of text so instead I will randomly post some stories :)
      I took up smoking at a very young age(13) just because everybody was doing it,since then I`ve put them away more than once,one of the longest was almost 1 year.
      A lot of kids in Romania smoke from an early age,mainly because there is not enough awarness on the bad efects of smoking,I hope we get more civilized soon,and hopefully I had my last cig yesterday :s_biggrin:
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      I've been off the smokes almost 10 weeks, really good decision. I smoked for 14 years so it can be done :) Are you using any aids or just giving them up straight?
    • Ig0tbanned
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    • Ig0tbanned
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      Like I mentioned before I gave them up for almost 1 year using nothing by the willpower,in the first month it was horrible I was irascible and the scent of smoke made me sick to my stomach,I will do it again and I wont take it back, all my male older relatives died of lung/stomach/throat/*insert smoking related disease* and I want to skip that :D
    • pokerprons
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      Originally posted by Ig0tbanned
      Like I mentioned before I gave them up for almost 1 year using nothing by the willpower,in the first month it was horrible I was irascible and the scent of smoke made me sick to my stomach,I will do it again and I wont take it back, all my male older relatives died of lung/stomach/throat/*insert smoking related disease* and I want to skip that :D
      +EV decision definitely ;)
    • Ig0tbanned
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      Originally posted by pokerprons
      Originally posted by Ig0tbanned
      Like I mentioned before I gave them up for almost 1 year using nothing by the willpower,in the first month it was horrible I was irascible and the scent of smoke made me sick to my stomach,I will do it again and I wont take it back, all my male older relatives died of lung/stomach/throat/*insert smoking related disease* and I want to skip that :D
      +EV decision definitely ;)
      Thanks coach! I`ve sent you a friend request
    • Ig0tbanned
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      Originally posted by Ig0tbanned
      And since I`m not pokering yet I`ll leave my sportbetting Picks of the day from the australian lands,lets hope that Australian Open will give me a good start this year!
      First
      1 2149 O.Rochus - S.Querrey 09.01.2013 01:00 2 1.35
      2 12062 D.Sela - S.Gutierrez-F. 09.01.2013 01:00 1 1.3
      3 11318 J.Kno/F.Pol - V.Han/M.Kli 09.01.2013 06:30 1 1.45

      4 2106 F.Verdasco - D.Istomin 09.01.2013 02:00 1 1.7
      For a total ODD of 4.33 placed with 5$ for 21.65
      And the second:
      1 12104 Y.Sugita - M.Zverev 09.01.2013 07:00 2 1.85
      2 12114 R.Ram - N.Devilder 09.01.2013 08:20 1 1.3
      3 12075 A.Mannarino - I.Sergeyev 09.01.2013 02:20 1 1.35
      4 12111 D.Lajovic - G.Clezar 09.01.2013 07:00 1 1.45
      5 12081 T.Smyczek - M.Demoliner 09.01.2013 03:40 1 1.2
      6 12064 D.Brands - F.Dancevic 09.01.2013 01:00 1 1.55

      For a total ODD of 8.76 placed with 3$ for a 26$ return
      Second one is a winner,a decent start of this year`s sportsbetting adventure,Goddamn you verdasco :-w otherwise 9/10 isn`t bad :) .
    • Ig0tbanned
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      Picks for today:
      The first one:
      1 12231 R.Berankis - B.Klahn 10.01.2013 06:20 1 1.35
      2 12233 D.Sela - I.Kunitsyn 10.01.2013 06:20 1 1.65
      3 12241 D.Brands - D.Guez 10.01.2013 06:20 1 1.3
      4 12230 R.Ghedin - A.Mannarino 10.01.2013 06:20 2 1.3
      5 12762 V.Dolonc - A.K.Schmiedlova 10.01.2013 02:20 1 1.55
      Total odd of 5.83 with a 10$ stake.
      Second one:
      1 12785 Tt.Pereira - E.Bouchard 10.01.2013 01:00 2 1.45
      2 12235 R.Bemelmans - L.Pouille 10.01.2013 07:40 1 1.3
      3 12238 R.Albot - A.Weintraub 10.01.2013 07:40 2 1.6
      4 12746 M.Puig - Q.Wang 10.01.2013 05:00 1 1.25
      5 12765 E.Bychkova - S.Dubois 10.01.2013 02:20 2 1.6
      Total odd of 6.03 with 10$ stake aswell.
      Goodluck if any of you take any of my picks,If 1 of those hits I will prolly deposit on stars and get started at the 1.5$ HU SNG`s.
    • Ig0tbanned
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      Originally posted by Ig0tbanned
      Picks for today:
      The first one:
      1 12231 R.Berankis - B.Klahn 10.01.2013 06:20 1 1.35
      2 12233 D.Sela - I.Kunitsyn 10.01.2013 06:20 1 1.65
      3 12241 D.Brands - D.Guez 10.01.2013 06:20 1 1.3
      4 12230 R.Ghedin - A.Mannarino 10.01.2013 06:20 2 1.3
      5 12762 V.Dolonc - A.K.Schmiedlova 10.01.2013 02:20 1 1.55
      Total odd of 5.83 with a 10$ stake.

      Second one:
      1 12785 Tt.Pereira - E.Bouchard 10.01.2013 01:00 2 1.45
      2 12235 R.Bemelmans - L.Pouille 10.01.2013 07:40 1 1.3
      3 12238 R.Albot - A.Weintraub 10.01.2013 07:40 2 1.6

      4 12746 M.Puig - Q.Wang 10.01.2013 05:00 1 1.25
      5 12765 E.Bychkova - S.Dubois 10.01.2013 02:20 2 1.6
      Total odd of 6.03 with 10$ stake aswell.
      Goodluck if any of you take any of my picks,If 1 of those hits I will prolly deposit on stars and get started at the 1.5$ HU SNG`s.
      So again 9/10 for today,got 58$ and made a deposit of 20$ on stars.I will try to atack the 1.5$ HU`s and if neccesary I will deposit another 30.
      Sportsbetting BR:50$
      Poker BR:20$