Life of a baller and busto idiot gettin back or LIFE OF A TRUE GAMBLER

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    • SDK1987
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      That’s a long story. I think it would be wise to make more paragraphs in your text. Then it’s easier to read for everyone.

      Don’t forget to post the right information in our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now! thread. Otherwise we don’t know what your goal is.

      Further I wish you all the best with improving your game and your challenge :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • metalmonkey80
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      Hello Marek,

      Welcome to the forums.
      Squash it a really good game. I play it because I am rubbish at tennis (I can't keep the ball in the court. So the walls are helpful)
      Good luck with your poker journey and I look forward to reading future updates.

      My regards

      Matt
    • Mareccc90
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      Hi SDK,
      im not very much writter ,so im pretty happy that i even got myself to write this blog .. But im sure you are right , if ill have time today i will try to edit it ..
      thanks for reply anyways :)
      have a good day
    • xecuttor
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      Damn man, just recently I was wondering how a person can fall to such debts (after meeting a guy who had 200k debt). It's unbelievable to me. You're lucky you got yourself from that, keep that up.

      I'm from Czech so It's interesting to see stories like this happen in a "proximity".

      Maybe I'll get some inspiration from you as I am totally the opposite of you (strictly avoiding gamble, casinos, playing it safe, microstakes, always keeping open doors everywhere, never dealt with shady people) and mainly playing safe poker for several years without any real impact.

      Good luck
    • marsa08
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      Nice opening for the blog. It sounds like its from a movie! :f_cool:

      GL!
    • stevegold87
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      Read it all, very interesting. I had myself a small degen time by nothing compared to you. The pit is awful. Everything in a casino is thought to make u lose money.

      Anyways, usually once adegen always a degen, hope I'm wrong, good luck I will follow. Also Thailand everything is cheap, easy to go degen so watch out
    • Mareccc90
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      Hey thanks for reading :) yea everything is cheap ,but no live casinos in Thailand so that should be quite easy :) ) anyways we will see ,but right now i can proudly say that im "clean" for almost 12months ,so i hope thats everything just past for me.. But you are right once a degen always a degen.

      Thanks for welcome anyways :)
    • Mareccc90
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      Today i opted in a get rich or die trying challenge

      im gonna go and play NL50 with starting roll 1000usd
      my goal will be 5000 USD including bonuses and whatever
      since i hate zoom and i think its cancer of poker im gonna stick only to regular 6max tables :) probably gonna play 6-8 tables
      when i hit 3000usd roll i will take a shot on NL100 with 5BI stoploss
      im gonna update the blog almost every 3-4days how im doing
      since poker is my main source of income im gonna try to put a lot of hours during this challenge (hope to do atleast 45 hours a week,maybe 50-55)
      so please wish me good luck and i hope to have a good time :)

      see ya all and work hard !:)
    • SvenBe
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      hi Mareccc90, how is it going the first day in the challenge? up to 55 hours sounds like you are very serious about it! How much time do you invest in improving your game & staying up to date with game dynamics?

      SvenBe
    • Mareccc90
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      Originally posted by SvenBe
      hi Mareccc90, how is it going the first day in the challenge? up to 55 hours sounds like you are very serious about it! How much time do you invest in improving your game & staying up to date with game dynamics?

      SvenBe

      Its gonna be tough i believe ,but i have good positive thinking and i wanna do this challenge as quickly as possible..about studying i set to myself that every 10hours of play i study 2hours ,by studying i mean making notes and reviewing hand histories ,but also talking about hands on forums.
      My first day of challenge is starting right now ,this week i think im not gonna do so much hours since im starting on Wednesday.. we will see :)

      :f_thumbsup:

      btw: i posted yesterday that i wanna participate in that challenge,but i didnt get any answer since yesterday.. i can see that you are headadmin ,so u might help me out with it or?
    • SvenBe
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      No worries Mareccc, we take new additions to the challenge and the weekly report automatically. So, you are in! It is a bit time consuming to browse through all the replies, hence we don't really reply to every single post. (but I am reading all blog posts of all participants 95% of time)

      See you & GL at the table!
    • novakovici
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      Come on! This should be very interesting, GL :f_drink:
    • ettorek
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      Very interesting story man: I wish you gl for your challenge!
      I will follow this ;)
    • Mareccc90
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      Hi guys ,
      so i wanna make little post about last week results..

      So my first week in get rich or die challenge was unfortunate for me ,because i got sick and i didnt have energy to play so i stayed in bed for almost all week long and played only 2days what resulted in only 4076 hands and 5,5hours of play.
      Anyways i won 3 buyins so lets say it was okish :f_thumbsup:

      Some hands i would like to discuss with you guys:

      1. I think standart preflop call from me ,but weird line from villian ,is there any chance of folding the river from my perspective? what should we put him on ? villian is 19/13 and 3bet 2,3

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2995876
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $67.14
      SB: $152.64
      BB: $29.97
      Hero (UTG): $84.24
      MP: $122.22
      CO: $107.53

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG with 9 :heart: 9 :club:
      Hero raises to $1.50, 1 fold, CO raises to $4, 3 folds, Hero calls $2.50

      Flop: ($8.75) 2 :spade: T :diamond: 6 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $4.75, Hero calls $4.75

      Turn: ($18.25) 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($18.25) 7 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $12, Hero calls $12

      Final Pot: $42.25
      Hero mucks 9 :heart: 9 :club:
      CO shows K :spade: K :diamond: (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
      CO wins $40.25
      (Rake: $2.00)


      2.In this hand im not very sure where im standing ,either im against set or combodraw i guess ,so basically im dead or flipping so i decided just call and see what happens later,turn is great card for me and he gives up the river. Do you think i missed there a value bet on the river? villian is 28/20 with 3bet 1,1 ,but i only had 80hands at him

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2995878
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: $52.00
      CO: $81.44
      Hero (BTN): $55.24
      SB: $101.36
      BB: $50.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with A :club: A :heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 1 fold, BB calls $1

      Flop: ($3.25) J :diamond: 7 :spade: 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.25, BB raises to $8, Hero calls $5.75

      Turn: ($19.25) J :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $11.50, Hero calls $11.50

      River: ($42.25) T :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Final Pot: $42.25
      Hero shows A :club: A :heart: (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
      BB shows T :diamond: K :diamond: (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
      Hero wins $40.25
      (Rake: $2.00)


      im looking forward for your thinking processes :)
      and of course graph here (photo or never happend) :) )


      GOALS FOR NEXT WEEK:
      Hours: 30
      Hours of work outside of tables: 4
      Watch videos: 3
      Completely analyze reg: 1
      Profit: 500 USD
      Workout: 3

      Not so high plans mainly because im taking care of friends son till the end of the week .Waking up at 7AM driving him to school then afternoon pick up in school and drive to hockey practice,making a dinner etc. :f_thumbsup: It takes me like 3hours of day i could be doing something else,but whatever friends are friends :)

      So guys see ya till next update of my poker life :)
    • Alleen86
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      Hi! Very interesting blog here (yes, I read it all)! :)

      Hand 1: Considering how he played all streets, I think he could have alot of bluffs with A-high OTR. On the other hand, he looks very tight and I wouldn't expect this kind of player to bluff very often. It's close, but I think I would also bluffcatch.

      Hand 2: There are no many hands in his range we can get value from OTR imo, but there is still a small chance that he was slowplaying KK/QQ preflop with which he would be villing to call a small bet OTR, or maybe he would be villing to call with something like AdTd. So, overall, I think a tiny (like 1/4 - 1/3) value bet is possible, but we would have to fold vs a raise, which would be annoying.

      So, both hands are close, but well played imo.
    • marsa08
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      About hand 2:

      I think that this is a spot where most check back river in your position. T otr hits some of his bluff raise range like 9T,8T or ATdd,Txdd etc.

      I would bet quite big here, close to pot because in villains eyes your range has a lot of busted draws and then Jx which is not that likely when there is 2 blockers on the board, he should be herocalling/leveling a call with his pair hands.
    • Mareccc90
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      Hi! Very interesting blog here (yes, I read it all)! :)

      Hand 1: Considering how he played all streets, I think he could have alot of bluffs with A-high OTR. On the other hand, he looks very tight and I wouldn't expect this kind of player to bluff very often. It's close, but I think I would also bluffcatch.

      Hand 2: There are no many hands in his range we can get value from OTR imo, but there is still a small chance that he was slowplaying KK/QQ preflop with which he would be villing to call a small bet OTR, or maybe he would be villing to call with something like AdTd. So, overall, I think a tiny (like 1/4 - 1/3) value bet is possible, but we would have to fold vs a raise, which would be annoying.

      So, both hands are close, but well played imo.
      Thank you very much :)

      According to that hand number 2 i just think that KK/QQ is possible sometimes ,but do you think he will slowplay it OOP from BB? and x/r that heavy drawy flop? im not that sure that someone would take this line with hand like KK QQ
    • Mareccc90
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      Originally posted by marsa08
      About hand 2:

      I think that this is a spot where most check back river in your position. T otr hits some of his bluff raise range like 9T,8T or ATdd,Txdd etc.

      I would bet quite big here, close to pot because in villains eyes your range has a lot of busted draws and then Jx which is not that likely when there is 2 blockers on the board, he should be herocalling/leveling a call with his pair hands.
      Ok that i understand ,but dont u think that he will check all of his fullhouses and also all busted hands ? Mainly because i could have JX and bet or i could river straight and bet or i could bet when i missed. I mean for me in this spot is either he missed or he has got me beat.. just my opinion :)
    • Alleen86
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      Originally posted by Mareccc90
      According to that hand number 2 i just think that KK/QQ is possible sometimes ,but do you think he will slowplay it OOP from BB? and x/r that heavy drawy flop? im not that sure that someone would take this line with hand like KK QQ
      I don't think he will very often, but there is a small chance he will - trying to trap you preflop and then wanted to protect vs draws and get value with check/raising the flop while he is probably still ahead. I believe those will be a very small portion of his river range, but still possible. Hands like AdTd, KdTd, QdTd and maybe AsTs, KsTs, QsTs are more probable and will maybe call a small bet OTR.
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