Today I am better than yesterday and not so good as tomorow

    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guyz,

      let me introduce myself shortly. My name is Tomas. I am 22 years old and I am from Czech republic. I have started playing poker in 2009 after winning 1,37 in freerol tournament. Most part of my poker career I have played cashgame 6-max and heads-up on limit nl50-nl200. In 2012 I went on college and since that I pay 50% of my outcomes from poker. (other 50% pay my parents.) Since that I have been mostly BE player, may be slight winner but because of rakeback I manage to make good money. Everything went smooth.

      Till last year when suddenly everything ****ed up. It started with big downswing and lots of unexpected outcomes between april and october 2014 and I dropped from Nl200 to nl10. Also my girlfriend broke up with me, I had almost no money and I owned 800 euros to my parents. It was one of the worst period of my life. I wrote "cry e-mail" to Gordon and explained them how desperate I am and ask them if they couldn´t coach me for profit.

      I didn´t know they coach for profit so I was supprised when they told me they do but I was explained they don´t take everybody.

      I went through some steps, one included playing 100k hands in 21 days. I was accepted few days ago. So in a few days my journey begins. I will start playing Heads-up cashgame NL50. I will update this blog at least twice a week. It is not going to be only about poker. I will share here updates on other areas of my life(working-out, girls, learning spanish...) put interesting videos, articles everything I find valuable.

      I am happy that the bad things happened because if not I would never be part of the coaching for profit. I would also didn´t meet other girls I met after the break-up and I wouldn´t need to push myself to become the best version of myself. Everything bad happens in your life you should view that as lucky because that´s when you start growing.

      So far I have made some money since the downswing. I am on nl50 I also don´t own money to my parents. I have bought this book. https://www.marklauren.com/videos/yo...r-own-gym.html Mark was US military specialist and he also prepared trainee for the US specalist. In his book he explained why is working out with your body better and healthier than going to gym. In the book is also plan on 10 weeks. From begginers level to elite level. I bought few weeks ago gainer so finally I have started gaining some weight.

      I will update the blog at least two times a week.

      something funny on the end. One of my favorite stand-up comedian. Ricky Gervais
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    • MasochisticDesire
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      Nice opening!
      Sounds like a rough 2014, work hard and I'm sure 2015 will treat you better. GL!
    • VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by Maestro1309
      I am happy that the bad things happened because if not I would never be part of the coaching for profit.
      Hi, Maestro1309,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com!

      It sounds like a tough way to learn a lesson, but it is great that you recognize that the bad times make way for the good things that follow.

      Best of luck,
      VS
    • gAsheks
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      Good luck buddy!
      I doubt that book could convince me stop going to gym. Maybe im wrong, who knows...
    • Maestro1309
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      Thank you guys for nice welcoming. :) 2015 is my year.

      Bad things happen to everybody but you need to recognize them as chance to grow. More shit you are going through the stronger person you become.:)

      "gAsheks" I see you on pic you have got some hell of a results.:) Continue doing what you enjoy and what makes you results you want. I like this book because lots of time the "bodybuilders" have lots muscles but the body doesn´t work as unit, so they cannot use the muscles when they need it. When you work with your body weight you always use whole body and not every part separately like mostly in gym.
    • gAsheks
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      Originally posted by Maestro1309
      "gAsheks" I see you on pic you have got some hell of a results.:) Continue doing what you enjoy and what makes you results you want. I like this book because lots of time the "bodybuilders" have lots muscles but the body doesn´t work as unit, so they cannot use the muscles when they need it. When you work with your body weight you always use whole body and not every part separately like mostly in gym.
      Thats right. Thats the reason why things like crossfit is becoming super popular lately. It just simply fucks your whole body. I heard some day poeple talking that when you decide to go for crossfit it just simply shows whats the weakest parts of your body. In my case i can skip some muscles/weak parts because i don't like training them or something. :)
    • Maestro1309
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      Originally posted by gAsheks
      Originally posted by Maestro1309
      "gAsheks" I see you on pic you have got some hell of a results.:) Continue doing what you enjoy and what makes you results you want. I like this book because lots of time the "bodybuilders" have lots muscles but the body doesn´t work as unit, so they cannot use the muscles when they need it. When you work with your body weight you always use whole body and not every part separately like mostly in gym.
      Thats right. Thats the reason why things like crossfit is becoming super popular lately. It just simply fucks your whole body. I heard some day poeple talking that when you decide to go for crossfit it just simply shows whats the weakest parts of your body. In my case i can skip some muscles/weak parts because i don't like training them or something. :)
      Gotcha. If gym is what you enjoy continue doing it. I just know more enjoy doing all kinds of push-ups, squats, pull up etc.
    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guys,

      First update after I started playing.

      So after thursday introduction session with my coach Oskar alias “Uhlvar”. I started playing. I have my first 5 days over. But it wasn´t great start.

      First day I started using pt4 so I needed to set up everything. I had some issues with pt4 my hud wasn´t working properly. Also I hit stop loss so I finished the day after two hours playing.

      Second day was slightly better I was BE, my hud was working.

      Third day I hit my stop loss again but luckily after 7 hours of playing.

      Fourth day of playing something happened with my pt4. Suddenly all hands imported several minutes later than I was playing. Also hud was not updating on tables. I tried to fix it 1all day. I was pretty tilted because of it and I play almost nothing just trying to solve the pt4 problem.

      Fifth day I got back on hem2, I didn´t xpecience any lags or something so far.

      After 5 days I am down 436 euro. Yeah not a greatest start. But nothing extraordinary. This just happen. That´s poker. I think I play well, Oskar also didn´t find that I would be doing something stupid. So I should beat it with help of Oskar and oskar.I had one proper session with Oskar and I had also two extra session because of hitting stop loss two times. So I want to thanks to Oskar that after every stoploss he had session with me and we talk about hands I played that day.. In 5 days we had three session. I Hope next five days I won´t hear Oskar that often. :D
      I also have to start doing lots of things I wasn´t used to. Like posting hands on forum, commenting hands, recording videos of session with oskar, pre-session rituals…. There was plenty thinks but I think I handle it and I got used to it. Lots of these things I do while playing because lots of time you are just waiting for oponents, so I can review my hands, comment hands of others and do other stuff.

      Goals on the next 3 days:

      Played at least 7 hours a day

      Comment 20-30 hands per day and always write why I would play it that way.

      Post at least 3 hands per day

      finish seminar work to school

      Work-out 1 day.

      Learning spanish every day.

      Thank you guys who read this blog and wish you all good luck.
    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guys. My weekly 3 days update.

      Goals for this days were.

      Played at least 7 hours a day - done

      Comment 20-30 hands per day and always write why I would play it that way. - done

      Post at least 3 hands per day – done

      finish seminar work to school - done

      Work-out 1 day. - done

      Learning spanish every day. – done



      Overall I am still down 400 euros but I think I play well. I really enjoy playing poker like I haven´t enjoyed for very longtime. Every day I play at least 7 hours + another hours I am spending posting hands on forum, commenting hands of other people, watching videos from coaching. I am really now loving the game.

      It is interesting to see how posting your goals publicly increase your chance doing it. This 3 days I went to bed every day in 10 a.m. and get up in 2. p.m because I set the goals I didn´t want to write to publicly that I failed. So I went to sleep very late (actually very early) just to finish my goals but week ago I´d rather go to sleep and said to myself “oh I did enough today I can go to sleep”. And for me sleeping like 4 hours a day is really incredible (actually today I didn´t sleep at all just sleep like two hours between 18 p.m and 20. p.m.) because I was always a big sleeper. I could easily sleep like 10 or even 12 hours a day. But now I am just keep working. I guess when you enjoy the things you do it feeds you with joy and you have lots of energy. I am really excited about myself even I am down 400 euros. My game improved in a past week rapidly thanks to Gordon, Oskar (Uhlvar) and my work.

      Goals for next 3 days 8-10. february



      Sit on tables at least 7 hours a day (If I did not stoploss)

      Comment at least 20 hands of other people per day

      Post at least 4 hands per day

      Learning spanish at least 1 hour a day

      Work-out at 1 day.

      On our czech forum there is a habbit posting chick on the end. So I will be doing it here as well.

      I think you all know this chick, who say no is lying. :D

    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guys,

      Hey guyz,

      Just a quick review of past 3 days.

      Goals on 8-10. february was

      Sit on tables at least 7 hours a day (If I did not stoploss) – fail

      8th I had problem with my internet so I played only 1 hour

      9th I was at my parents so I got back on dormitory late and started playing at 1. a.m. I played to 7. a.m. and there wasn´t any people, so I quit the day after 6 hours.

      10th I didn´t play at all, I was in some shitty mood.

      Today I am going from 8. a.m. to 3. p.m on snowboarding so I´ll comeback fresh and will be grinding hardcore againg.



      Comment at least 20 hands of other people per day – done

      Post at least 4 hands per day – done

      Learning spanish at least 1 hour a day – done

      I am learning by method from this guy. http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/07/16/how-to-learn-any-language-in-record-time-and-never-forget-it/

      I bought even his book. So if you are struggling with language and you like to find new ways how to do things quickly and more efective way. This is the guy.

      I know about 800 hundred basic most used words. Now is time to move on the next phase. Learning abstract words.

      Work-out 1 day. fail. I finished my gainer and new one comes today. For me working-out without gainer doesn´t have too much sense because I have problems gaining weight. i weight two days ago and my weight is 73.7 kilograms. Which is accurate 10 kilograms more that I had year and two months ago. Since that I started working out but I wasn´t serious about it all the time and had lots of pauses. But 10 kilograms is succes for me. I want to weight 85. My height is 180 cm.



      goals on 11-14 february

      since I played only 7 hours, minimum is 35. So sit at least 28 hours behind the tables.

      Comment at least 20 hands per day

      Post at lest 4 hands per day on forum.

      Learn at least 30 new abstact spanish words.

      work- out at least two days



      THank you all of you who read this. As I promised chick on the end.

      [img][Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/HsHmtUG.jpg)[/img]
    • gAsheks
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      Start eating and you will gain your weight!

      Chick didn't wanted to show up this time :coolface:
    • simon1312
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      Best of luck in the new year. Sounds like a rough 2014,but nevermind that, work hard and everything will come on top! :s_drink: :f_drink: :profit:
    • Maestro1309
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      Yeah man. I am eating.:) Btw what is your progress. How much you weight now and how much did you weight when you started? Do you have some photo before and after?:)

      Thanks simon. It was kind of sick. 2015 is my year.:)
    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guys review of previous 3 days.

      goals on 11-14 february was

      since I played only 7 hours, minimum is 35. So sit at least 28 hours behind the tables.done I make this in 3 day because 11 I was snowboarding and then I was dead. 13 and 14 was pretty intense I played together 22 hours in those days

      Comment at least 20 hands per day done

      Post at lest 4 hands per day on forum.done

      Learn at least 30 new abstact spanish words.fail unfortunately I didn´t have energy after 11 hour session, work out of the table and work-out learn spanish.

      work- out at least two days – done, My gainer arrived so hope my weight will go up.

      This week was pretty strange I worked super hard half week and another half week I do almost nothing. Next week I want to work hard every day.



      Goals on 16-18 february

      Play at least 21 hours

      Comment 20 hands every day

      Post at least 12 hands

      work- out two days

      Learn at least 30 new abstract spanish words

      Do every day NLP (neouro-linguistic-programming) exercise.




      Thank you guys for reading and one of my favorite actress on the end.

      [img][Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/1xgYEJJ.jpg)[/img]

      I don´t know why now chick doesn´t appear in blog.
    • VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by Maestro1309
      [img][Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/1xgYEJJ.jpg)[/img]

      I don´t know why now chick doesn´t appear in blog.
      If you look at what is between the img tags there is a stray Imgur() surrounding the URL.
      Try editing it out.
      Also, there is no need to host the picture on imgur. If it is on your computer just drag-and-drop from the folder into the post. Saves a step.

      Best of luck with your challenges!
      VS
    • Maestro1309
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      Ok thank you.:)

      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Originally posted by Maestro1309
      [img][Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/1xgYEJJ.jpg)[/img]

      I don´t know why now chick doesn´t appear in blog.
      If you look at what is between the img tags there is a stray Imgur() surrounding the URL.
      Try editing it out.
      Also, there is no need to host the picture on imgur. If it is on your computer just drag-and-drop from the folder into the post. Saves a step.

      Best of luck with your challenges!
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/images/ranks/mini/moderator.pngVS
    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guys quick review of past three days.

      I am fucking angry about mysefl. I am such fucking lazy fuck. It is just it, I work hard usually just half of week and another half of week I work so small. I hate myself when I am not putting maximum effort to something. I didn´t fullfil lots of goals I set up because I rather sleep.

      Goals on 16-18 february

      Play at least 21 hours – fail 1st day I played 5 hours, second day I hit stoploss and instead of using the free time to work out of the table, I rather went sleep, because I am fucking bitch, thirday I didn´t play at all because I wake up at 2. a.m and another hour and half I couldn´t get out of the bed. So I didn´t do almost anything because then we have college party.

      Comment 20 hands every dayI even didn´t fullfill this I commented 45 hands. lazy fuck

      Post at least 12 handsdone at least something

      work- out two daysdone

      Learn at least 30 new abstract spanish wordsfail because I was too “tired”.

      Do every day NLP (neouro-linguistic-programming) exercise. fail again I was too tired.



      Goals on 19-22

      Play at least 38 hours

      comment 20 hands every day

      post 16 hands

      work-out two days

      send e-mail to oskar (Uhlvar) every day about my day






      Thanks for wathching see ya.
    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guyz,

      review of past 4 days. It was hardworking days but I made it. 38 hours sitting behind tables + another probably 2 hours working out of table so almost 50 hours of poker in past 4 days. Yesterday I was really exhausted last two hours but I am proud that I work on 100%. That is how it should be done.



      Finally after dowswning in first and also second week went to green numbers and my overall profit is now 225 euro.



      Goals on 19-22 was

      Play at least 38 hours done

      comment 20 hands every daydone

      post 16 handsdone

      work-out two daysdone

      send e-mail to oskar (Uhlvar) every day about my daydone



      Goals on 23-25

      Sit at least 20 hours behind tables

      comment 20 hands per day

      post at least 12 hands

      Work out at least 1 day

      Start blog on Mark Lauren

      finally get back to learning spanish and learn 20 spanish abstract words




      Thank you guys who reading this and good luck on tables.

      Chick on the end

      [img](http://i.imgur.com/jdTJX1n.jpg)[/img]
    • Maestro1309
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      Hey guyz,

      3 days update. It wasn´t succesful week. I didn´t fulfil almost any goals. First day I hit stop loss after one hour of playing and I was tilted and wasn´t in the mood of doing any work outside of table, which I ofcourse should. Second day I did everything what I was supposed to and thirday I didn´t do anything because I wake up on afternoon and then at 8. p.m. i went on birthday party. I am not satisfied with myself It is almost tradition that usually 2 days in week I don´t do anything.

      Goals on 23-25 was

      Sit at least 20 hours behind tablesfail only 7 hours

      comment 20 hands per day - fail I comment 27 for 3days

      post at least 12 handsfail 6 hands

      Work out at least 1 daydone

      Start blog on Mark Laurendone

      finally get back to learning spanish and learn 20 spanish abstract words - fail



      This 4 days I want to work hard.

      Goals on 26.2-1-3

      Sit at least 32 hours behind tables

      Comment 20 hands per day

      Post at least 16 hands

      Work-out 3 days

      Learn new 20 spanish abstract words




      Thanks for reading and good luck on tables.
    • Paoboi
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      [quote]Originally posted by Maestro1309
      Hey guyz,

      I am happy that the bad things happened because if not I would never be part of the coaching for profit. I would also didn´t meet other girls I met after the break-up and I wouldn´t need to push myself to become the best version of myself. Everything bad happens in your life you should view that as lucky because that´s when you start growing.
      I honestly agree with you, sometimes life is hard, but listen to it very carefully...everything happens with a purpose.