BTS Grindhouse Malta: Shenanigans, poker, more shenanigans.

    • SenpaiSwift
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      Hey, we are three grinders, we've been given the opportunity to come live in Malta and experience the island while improving our game.

      I arrived about a week ago, so far everything has been great, the coaches have shown us around and i've personally explored the majority of the country due to getting lost almost every day, which is impressive on such a small island.

      Our apartment is in the heart of Sliema and a stones throw from restaurants, markets, and the Mediterranean sea so currently life couldn't be any easier ;)

      We'll post about anything exciting we're doing in Malta and of course anything interesting poker related.

      Summer is for sure starting here, it's getting warmer every day and soon we'll be planning some diving and fishing trips, maybe charter our own boat to cruise around and explore, possibly hit up one of the music festivals that will come through, overall a lot of exciting things to look forward to.



      After spending 22hr traveling, this was a very welcome sight.


      Our gym has a questionably shaped pool


      First moment of runbad in Malta, still above ev over our sample tho ^^


      There are worse places to meet for coffee and discuss work


      The streets that i am still somehow getting lost every day on


      Plan is to maximize life ev, working directly with top highstakes pros and enjoying everything the country has to offer. Stay tuned ^^

      edit- also planning to eventually figure out how to embed the images : (
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    • SenpaiSwift
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      I've got some stories that might make it in here eventually, but for now let's keep it PG ^^

      Past few days have been pretty sweet, too many trips to the famous paceville but we've gotta get it in before the summer crowd is in full effect and the parties are too thick to walk through.


      Place claimed to be "Pizza World Champions", ofc full of ****, but it was close so we decided to try it. Pizza wasn't bad, but they used a fake stonefire oven (it was electric) complete with a flickering light at the top to simulate the look of fire. Our italian roommate needed to be restrained from attacking the owner. Plenty of good pizza elsewhere anyway



      Little bit of thrice action with our shisha. We've been randomizing our drink orders and so far have ordered cosmopolitans, strawberry daiquiris, and spiced mojitos, have a crush on our usual waitress but i assume she's 100% sure we are all gay...




      Our favorite bar Nordic, aka "the wheel of death" was too crowded, so naturally we decided this was our only play. We've been crushing that drink wheel though so far, up something like 120 euro . The red shots were absinthe, the red shots were a mistake

    • SDK1987
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      I have fixed your pictures for you this time. If you are interested to post pictures without help you need to be a bronze member first. The easiest way to be 1 is to use 1 of our free money offers on a poker room you don’t have an account yet.

      I expect you are most likely a cash gamer, but what kind of limits you are playing?
      Further I wish you all the best to improve your game and your new blog :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • SenpaiSwift
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      ty SDK, :f_drink:

      i'll make sure to get bronze status for my next update.

      I'm playing low-midstakes, .5/1-2/5, with most of my volume at 100/200nl. Hopefully by the end of summer transfer fully to midstakes ^^
    • SenpaiSwift
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      Heyo, already have accounts on the poker sites offered by pokerstrategy, so haven't been able to upgrade my account to be able to embed pictures. Will figure out another way in the next few days or just buy it so i can share pictures with everyone.


      Short update-
      Past week has been pretty chill, mostly working on getting account set up ect.. Should be in the full swing of things within a week or so, just in time for summer : p


      In other news our fearless leader MMAsherdog will be streaming a session of 100z on twitch tomorrow 7pm UK time.

      twitch.tv/bluffthespot
    • SenpaiSwift
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      15 min and MMAsherdog is going to turn on the printer and stream some 100z,

      twitch.tv/bluffthespot
    • Lazza61
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      Originally posted by SenpaiSwift
      Heyo, already have accounts on the poker sites offered by pokerstrategy, so haven't been able to upgrade my account to be able to embed pictures. Will figure out another way in the next few days or just buy it so i can share pictures with everyone.

      Hey SenpaiSwift,

      If you choose to purchase status, the minimum you can purchase is Silver ($9 a month or $60 a year). At the end of your subscription, you would revert to lifetime bronze status having satisfied the requirements of earning 1 StrategyPoint (Silver is worth 100 SPs).

      While you're silver, you will have access to the silver strategy and videos. When you revert to bronze, you will have the the ability to send friend requests and PMs through our community tool as well as being able to post images.

      You can read more about our status system here and how to purchase status here.

      Regards

      Laz
    • SenpaiSwift
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      ty, will get on that soon :)



      Past few days have been pretty chill, one of our roommates girlfriend is visiting us so we hit the beach, water isn't crazy warm yet but the weather has been really nice and it was great to be outside for awhile to enjoy it.



      We all went out to dinner last night to catch up then headed out for a drink afterwards. Reg bashing constitutes business, therefore rationalizing the expense account. I've hidden the ugliest of our faces for safety.




      Will update with some more pictures tomorrow, having an issue with my computer. Windows auto-updated and deleted my english language keyboard, i've looked up the keyboard it installed in its place and compared the layouts to make sure I was entering the password correctl, but it hasn't been working, going to have to re-install windows for the 2nd time since arriving in malta /tilt.


      Been going to an outdoor calisthenics gym area thing ( pull up bars, parallel bars ect..) problem is that in malta the pull up bars are at eye level, if you're >6ft your knees still hit the ground even if you tuck them /tilt


      Also BTS/RIO coach and overall cool guy RunlikePanda was on our podcast today, we've recorded it for those who missed it.

      https://www.twitch.tv/videos/148064353
    • SenpaiSwift
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      Warning - Pic dump incoming

      Went to an outdoor music festival last weekend, being the worlds noobiest blogger my phone was dead 20min after arriving. The music wasn't really my thing, but it was still pretty fun/interesting, only 1 picture but gives an idea of how it was decorated i guess.




      Maltese elections were this past week, since it was announced on the 3rd the streets have been filled with people/ car parades. M#%$#*uckers start honking/celebrating at like 7am and go all day, saturday is the official celebration i guess.. and it's not like a couple playful honks, it's dozens of people all laying on their horns at once, playing air raid sirens through megaphones, just w/e loud noise they can make















      think i've gotten a mild case of tinnitus from the past few days just walking around
    • SenpaiSwift
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      hey ty for fixing my pictures. i should stop being so lazy : (


      Peeps of pokerstrategy, MMAsherdog will be streaming on our twitch page at 9pm CET

      twitch.tv/bluffthespot
      So ya know, watch it or something maybe :f_drink:
    • Underbluffing
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      Luckely I have never been in Malta during elections, but everyone told me that those guys go crazy af :f_drink:
    • SenpaiSwift
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      yeh, tbh i was hoping for more fireworks, but there wasn't any major show i was aware of.... just left with the lingering tinnitus

      Sup peeps,

      Everything's been cool.. Starting to get hot, played some volleyball for the first time, will probably start going in the sea regularly.. Excited to play a bunch of hands as well....not a fan of the heat that's coming so just going to hide in my apt.

      Went to Casino Malta to check out the cash game festival, didn't go at a great time and was pretty tired so didn't play anything.. saw a ~60 yo whale wearing beats try to death stare soul read showofforce.. overall the room seemed fine to play in if good games run..

      Score between my roommates and the working girls of paceville 0 | 3 ....

      Stuck a straw through some guys manbun, he was a sport about it.



      good ole fashion storefront gambling




      Saw some billboard about for a tomorrowland branded festival in july so might check that out.. sounds kinda hectic tho
    • SenpaiSwift
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      Went to the isle of MTV or w/e it's called on Tuesday to catch the headliners, it was okay. Good excuse to hang around outside for a few hours though.

      Getting really hot so probably less trips outside, if we get some cloud cover or something maybe hit the beach.

      Some tasteful art




      Granaries? dunno, it's where MTV Malta was



      Chainsmokers, two girls were in front of us, random guy picks up girl #1 and puts her on his shoulders, girl #2 is now annoyed, looks back at us to see which one of us is going to put her on our shoulders, yeah...no.jpeg




      I've started carrying a ziplock bag of cat food to feed the stray cats, for some reason ppl think that's the weirdest thing in the world....


      not a bad place for a kebab and a couple bananas
    • SDK1987
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      It looks like most pictures are removed now on the server of PhotoPucket.
      How it’s going this month so far and do you have some poker plans as well?
    • SenpaiSwift
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      Yeah, im working on figuring out how to rehost the images. I can use imgbb or something, i might have to message a mod about allowing me to edit my old posts.

      The month has been pretty good, on July 4th I grilled some hamburgers for my roommate and made him watch independence day with me before hitting paceville. I am still the only american i've met in malta, so i had to rep it well.

      Went back to some girls apartment, i ended up trapped on the balcony with one weird girl who 1.) Took pizza out of my hand and threw it on the ground 2.) Didn't say anything and wouldn't respond to questions, but just kept staring at me for like over an hour.. it sounds like im exaggerating but she for real might be a serial killer or something.. she brought be a bottle of vodka and just watched me drink it............


      Poker has been good, decided to really up the volume in July so i can take a week or two off to meet up with a couple friends in berlin/amsterdam, so probably going into semi lockdown for the next ~3 weeks.

      Was talking with the guys earlier this week about the state of poker, we have no idea why people say it's dead, the days of being able to be awful and still make money are gone, but there's not a single competent person with decent soft skills i know who is struggling right now outside of just poor variance.

      Obviously running decent, but past week has been good to me and i haven't posted a single graph yet : /


      direct link to image



      Will make a proper update at the end of this weekend with some more photos and a story about one of my roommates and a stripper i've wanted to post for awhile.
    • SDK1987
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      You can always edit your old posts. Off course the pictures aren’t visible until we edit it for you or you get the bronze status or higher.
    • SenpaiSwift
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      BTS Grindhouse Malta >{ ^ '')

      i just made a new one, i hope that's okay, i was going to go back through an edit/fix this one, but i dont have most of the pictures anymore, so figured it was easier to just start fresh. if it's spam feel free to delete and ill update this one

      thanks