Get Rich or Die Tryin' - Be Here Now

    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      Hi! I'm Zoltan, a 22 years old Computer Engineering student. Started playing poker more than 4 years ago. The name of the blog comes from the tattoo inscription I want to make after I beat Lymphatic cancer. I was diagnosed in June this year, a few days after running my first Marathon. I am getting chemotherapy now and in March or April the official results will show that I'm cured. :s_grin:

      The purpose of this blog is to keep me motivated towards poker and life.

      :diamond: Starting Bankroll: $3950
      :diamond: Goal: $20000
      :diamond: Limits: NL20-200
      :diamond: Sites: PokerStars, 888poker and Terminal Poker

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    • kingdragos
      kingdragos
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      Joined: 08.12.2008 Posts: 206
      Good Luck with your goal and improving your game , also take care of your health as it is more important than money.
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      TY kingdragos! Good luck for you too!





      Haven't played much so far, but I'm getting back in shape so this week I will play way more.

      BR=3989$
      Profit=+39$
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      New update: Haven't played that much as planned. Procrastination still a problem :f_mad: and 888poker keeps disconnecting which is really annoying.
      My rule is half the money made I can cash out, the other half stays in bankroll and can be used only for investments. I've been doing this since 2013 December. After reading Robert Kiyosaki's book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" I learned some things about financial intelligence and about bad habits people have.

      888poker:


      Pokerstars:


      + some bonus,rb money

      BR=4402 USD
      Profit this week= +413 USD
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      I'm not posting graphs this time, played very little, because I didn't feel well. I ended up November in around 600$ profit, which is very good compared to the volume :f_drink:

      BR=4620 USD
      Profit this week=+218 USD

      GOALS FOR DECEMBER:
      :diamond: Prepare for the last chemo
      :diamond: Exercise + Good diet + Enough rest
      :diamond: Play as much as possible
      :diamond: Play NL200
      :diamond: Review + Post hands + Watch videos daily
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
      Platinum
      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      3017 raked hands on TerminalPoker + 5k hands on PS,888(not sure, because my laptop broke down)
      +324$
      BR= 4944$

      No graphs this week, also now I'm playing on a site which doesn't allow HUD.

      New task for December: read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill!
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      I've made it 6th in a rake race and won 175 Euros + managed to play 15039 raked hands on Terminal poker (no graphs possible) altough I was sick all week.

      Total profit for this week is 479$.

      BR= 5423$

      So far I didn't accomplish my goals, mainly because of the flu I caught, but it's still time to do it. Also another new task is to search and buy a good laptop, becuase my old one broke down. :f_mad:
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      Haven't played anything on 6th week, I wasn't feeling so well so I decided to take a break. I'm writing from the hospital, it's my last chemo treatment. I will try to play from here.

      BR= 5423$
      Profit= 0$
    • EnjoyThis
      EnjoyThis
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      Joined: 19.12.2014 Posts: 47
      Dude, good luck with your goals and especially your health!

      I'm gonna follow your challenge, so keep us informed ;)
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      wow! really inspiring blog. I'm also just about to finish the rich dad poor dad book.

      What type of assets did you chose to invest in?

      GL with your challenge and your health!
    • Anomic
      Anomic
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      Joined: 14.01.2012 Posts: 557
      Nice progress you're making, especially while being ill. Much respect to you.
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      @Anomic - Thanks for your support! :s_biggrin:

      @EnjoyThis - Thanks and good luck with your Zoom bet!

      @vonki - I didn't invest in anything else, just poker, because right now that's the most profitable and that's what I want to do. But as I see in my country, real estate is a great opportunity. Also in Romania the price of a used car is bigger then for example in Germany. So buying cars from other countries and bringing them here is profitable. I have some friends who usually have 12-15 cars for sale and they are doing really good. Other ideas I have are opening a car service or a stomatology cabinet, if I find good staff they would work very well. This ideas require much more money than I have so my plan is to focus on poker now. By the way if you liked Rich Dad Poor Dad book I recommend you Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, I almost finished it and it's really inspiring.

      A quick update about my goals for December:
      :diamond: Spend time with family and friends
      :diamond: Stay healthy, rest enough
      :diamond: Finish reading Think and Grow Rich/ applying what I read(writing down the plan)
      :diamond: Play/Study poker
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      Quick update:
      Bankroll = 5615$
      Profit last week = +192$

      Graphs:




      And a funny hand:

      PokerStars - €0.25 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      MP: 117.72 BB (VPIP: 14.62, PFR: 11.70, 3Bet Preflop: 5.08, Hands: 172)
      MP+1: 60.32 BB (VPIP: 37.50, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      Hero (CO): 215.76 BB
      BTN: 152 BB (VPIP: 8.33, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 4.88, Hands: 84)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 17.65, PFR: 11.76, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      BB: 47.16 BB (VPIP: 38.10, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)
      UTG: 124.56 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:diamond: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 4.4 BB, fold, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 3.4 BB

      Flop: (10.2 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond: A:heart: 5:spade:
      MP+1 checks, Hero bets 7 BB, MP+1 calls 7 BB

      Turn: (24.2 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      MP+1 checks, Hero bets 17 BB, MP+1 calls 17 BB

      River: (58.2 BB, 2 players) T:diamond:
      MP+1 checks, Hero bets 14 BB, MP+1 raises to 31.92 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 17.92 BB

      MP+1 shows 8:heart: T:heart: (Two Pair, Tens and Eights)
      (Pre 38%, Flop 7%, Turn 11%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: K:diamond: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 62%, Flop 93%, Turn 89%)
      MP+1 wins 116.56 BB
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      An intresting hand :s_biggrin:

      888 Poker - $1 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 83.04 BB (VPIP: 67.74, PFR: 39.78, 3Bet Preflop: 2.94, Hands: 102)
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.80, PFR: 10.85, 3Bet Preflop: 1.99, Hands: 390)
      Hero (SB): 116.9 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:heart: Q:spade:

      BTN raises to 2 BB, Hero raises to 7 BB, fold, BTN calls 5 BB

      Flop: (15 BB, 2 players) 8:heart: 7:heart: 5:spade:
      Hero bets 9 BB, BTN calls 9 BB

      Turn: (33 BB, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 27 BB, Hero calls 27 BB

      River: (87 BB, 2 players) 4:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 57 BB, Hero calls 57 BB

      BTN shows A:spade: 3:spade: (High Card, Ace)
      (Pre 32%, Flop 18%, Turn 11%)
      Hero shows Q:heart: Q:spade: (One Pair, Queens)
      (Pre 68%, Flop 82%, Turn 89%)
      Hero wins 197 BB

      Against good regular. I think he will have a bluff here very often, because sets would have raised flop, and if he had a straight he wouldn't bet so big, so my plan was to call him down. :s_drink:
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      My goals for January are very clear:
      :diamond: Play NL200
      :diamond: Review before every new day
      :diamond: Play 100 hours on 888poker
      :diamond: Finish writing my Definite Plan(from "Think and Grow Rich" book)
      :diamond: Continue using what I've earned from the book
      :diamond: Exercise / Concentrate on health
      :diamond: Start dancing again

      888poker graph:


      Pokerstars graph:


      I think a couple of hands weren't imported, because the graphs show that I won more then I actually did.
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      That feeling when in the end of the day you decide to play one more session for fun, playing LAG style and this is the result(NL25 Stars): :f_cool: :f_cool: :f_cool: :f_cool:



      I haven't updated for a while, I wasn't feeling good, so I could play so much, but fortunately from tomorrow everything will get back to normal. So far 34/100 hours played this month on 888, I can still make it. Profit is not much in January, but I still have enough time to turn it around.
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      I don't know what I am doing sometimes. Interesting hand:

      888 Poker - $0.50 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 122.88 BB (VPIP: 13.79, PFR: 10.34, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 59)
      BTN: 49.9 BB (VPIP: 26.67, PFR: 21.90, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 105)
      Hero (SB): 133.6 BB
      BB: 136.48 BB (VPIP: 73.33, PFR: 27.78, 3Bet Preflop: 8.70, Hands: 91)
      UTG: 100 BB (VPIP: 14.89, PFR: 10.98, 3Bet Preflop: 3.88, Hands: 6,580)
      UTG+1: 147.08 BB (VPIP: 12.99, PFR: 9.55, 3Bet Preflop: 2.31, Hands: 17,325)
      MP: 196.46 BB (VPIP: 25.47, PFR: 13.83, 3Bet Preflop: 3.02, Hands: 10,771)
      MP+1: 133.1 BB (VPIP: 19.07, PFR: 12.42, 3Bet Preflop: 3.52, Hands: 18,604)
      MP+2: 102.18 BB (VPIP: 12.18, PFR: 7.48, 3Bet Preflop: 1.87, Hands: 2,181)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:heart: Q:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) 9:diamond: 7:diamond: T:spade:
      Hero bets 3.5 BB, BB calls 3.5 BB

      Turn: (13 BB, 2 players) 3:club:
      Hero bets 8.74 BB, BB calls 8.74 BB

      River: (30.48 BB, 2 players) A:spade:
      Hero checks, BB bets 15.24 BB, Hero raises to 33 BB, fold :f_biggrin:

      Hero wins 57.92 BB
    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      good day today, played well on 888, also played some NL25 again for fun on Stars!!

      This graph is for the 2 days :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:

    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
      Platinum
      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      I just can't lose a pot on Pokerstars! :s_love: :s_drink:

    • kidzoltan
      kidzoltan
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      Joined: 05.08.2010 Posts: 810
      It has been a good week, finally I don't feel sick anymore and planning to go to dance practice in the weekend. Exams are going OK, Stress level=0. Now plan for this month is to concentrate on health/exercising and resting enough.

      Poker:
      -up 2456$ since I started the challenge. (550 this month)
      -48 more hours needed to reach my 100h goal
      -already played nl200
      -reviewed every day + watched some PS videos