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[Poker Brothers] caltabiano's grinding + farming FTW!

    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992


      Real Name: Felipe
      Age: 21
      Birth place/Residence: Brasilia, Brazil
      School Degree: University drop-out (Mathematics)
      Main Poker Variant: NLHE SH (BSS)
      Pro Career Start: NL50, $1600 Roll


      Real Name: Daniel
      Age: 24
      Birth place/Residence: Brasilia, Brazil
      School Degree: University drop-out (Mathematics)
      Main Poker Variant NLHE FR (SSS)
      Pro Career Start: NL25, $700 Roll

      1st of June, 2009: We left our parents house with enough cash to support ourselves for 2 months. We're safe until then. :D
      After that, we gotta live off poker. We're gonna grind day after day, master poker strategy, beat limit after limit. Nothing can stop us.

      Our hard work will make our luck.

      We rented a flat. Computer and internet all set up and hours and hours of grinding to come. :evil: NL50 winrate + bonuses + rakeback should be enough to get us going.

      Minimum monthly income needed: $400 each.

      Career goal:

      For the beginning of this story refer to: Poker Brothers, We're BACK - A double tale: SSS + SH
  • 1199 replies
    • Jackalof
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 1,462
      Awesome, good luck guys!
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      good luck! is $400 so much worth there =O??
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952

      Good luck to you both :) . You two certainly have the advantage that you are able to study together and fix each other's leaks and therefore improve your game quite fast. $400 shouldn't be hard to make in a month, I wish that you wouldn't hit a downswing anytime soon though, because that might mess your plans up a lot :( . I also hope that you won't lose motivation for poker or isolate yourself from the outside world, that would be pretty bad :( . Again, I wish you best of luck and I'll follow this blog with interest :) .


    • andreibalint
      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 872
      Good luck from me also!
      400$ is about the average monthly salary around here Gerv (Romania, EU member since 2007). If I will be able to make 2000$ for example I'll make more money then both my parents.
    • VirtuaGod
      Joined: 09.02.2009 Posts: 514
      Originally posted by Gerv
      good luck! is $400 so much worth there =O??
      enough for a standart living!! :)

      P.S. Blog in the "to read" list :f_cool:

      P.S.S. Boa sorte!! Espero que consigam :s_biggrin:
    • Kruppe
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,145
      hehe, this is great. i hopw you succeed. i'm a maths drop-out planning on living off poker too :D

      have yopu thought about sharing BR?
    • Atoks
      Joined: 01.06.2008 Posts: 1,397
      GL guys, I'm truly jealous. My bro ain't that interested in poker and learning poker in pair is so much easier ... I'm confident it won't take u long to beat those 400$ per month several times over! I'll be keeping an eye out here for how u do too :)
    • Fongie
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Niiice very nice, the SSSer might have to put in a *lot* of volume to get that $400 and still increase the roll to move up some limits to make it easier later ;)
    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 8,029
      Yeah, guys. Best of luck!

      (Only wish I could live off $400/month over here X( Not that it matters - since I only win about $10 a month as it is :D )

      p.s. Good luck Dandycal! - remember us lowly PS forum buddies when you're sunning yourselves in St Tropez!!

    • fun101rockets
      Joined: 01.06.2008 Posts: 1,162
      wow 400 a month only. In Canada to have a decent standard of living u need ALOT more than that
    • Waiboy
      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 4,877
      Best of luck fellas... live the dream! :s_cool:
    • purplefizz
      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      go guys! you're lucky to have each other. :) you have 2 pcs i hope?
    • HannesNL
      Joined: 18.11.2008 Posts: 4,590
      GL fella's!

      We need update everyday from now on!

      lazy ...*x*@^@&&*

    • dandycal
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      Week #1 - June/09. Dandycal

      Hello everyone,

      First let me thank all of you for the great support, we really appreciate it. It's also good to hear there are other Brazilians out there ;)

      Now, to answer your posts briefly:
      $400 is quite enough over here if you leave out all fancy tastes. We are sharing a pretty small flat and we can't afford to eat out at the moment, so we have to cook ourselves =D. It's only one PC for both of us, we fixed up our schedule and we have about 8hrs a day each. That means we will be putting in a lot of volume, especially me with SSS (I need that =D). So far I've been doing an average of nearly 4K daily, but as I move to NL50 I'll have to dedicate a little more time to reviewing hands and studying, and decrease the multi-tabling.

      Chasing EV

      Here is my graph for June so far. As you can see my EV is way above my real winnings so I expect to be paid back in my next sessions.

      Poker Stars - NL25

      Multi-tabling: avg 18 tables
      Bankroll: $703.16

      Next stop: Bankroll at $800 = NL50

      "Dandycal = Lucky fish" moment
      That's what you get for multi-tabling many hours non-stop. You mistake a Q7 for QQ!!

      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 7, Q.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $1, MP2 calls $0.60(All-In), 2 folds, Hero raises to $5.25(All-In), 2 folds, MP1 calls $3.05(All-In).

      Flop: ($10.25) 8, 5, Q (3 players)

      Turn: ($10.25) 2 (3 players)

      River: ($10.25) 9 (3 players)

      Final Pot: $10.25.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens (7 Q)
      MP2 shows high card king (K 6)
      MP1 shows a pair of jacks (J J)
      Hero wins with a pair of queens (7 Q).

      That's it for now guys, we'll be back with more updates. Once again, thanks a lot for the support and peace to all of you.
    • ricstefano
      Joined: 19.04.2009 Posts: 3
      mandaram bem. tô acompanhando vocês aqui da alemanha agora.

      boa sorte aos dois.
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Week #1 - June/09 - caltabiano

      caltabiano vs NL50, round 2

      caltabiano 0 x 2 NL50

      Vejo que tem conterrâneos nos acompanhando! Valeu pelo suporte galera!

      My brother already said it and I shall repeat it. Thanks for the support everybody! =)

      He, back to grinding some more NL20 :D Next time I'll only step up with $2k in my roll. 40BI BR FTW!! :s_cool:

      I recently learned an exercise with my brother. When something bad happens, you try to think of 10 positive things about it. So I'll try to do that here:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      CallMeYourLu ($58.03)
      NorrisChuckI ($47)
      scooba97 ($47.13)
      RiverHacker ($49.25)
      VietnamNL ($22.68)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: 7:club:

      scooba97 calls $0.50, fold, VietnamNL calls $0.50, CallMeYourLuvah calls $0.25, check,

      FLOP ($2) 7:diamond: 6:diamond: 7:spade:

      CallMeYourLuvah bets $2, NorrisChuckII raises to $5.50, scooba97 raises to $9, VietnamNL folds, CallMeYourLuvah folds, NorrisChuckII raises to $31, scooba97 raises to $46.63, NorrisChuckII calls $15.50,

      TURN ($97) 7:diamond: 6:diamond: 7:spade: 2:spade:

      RIVER ($97) 7:diamond: 6:diamond: 7:spade: 2:spade: Q:club:

      scooba97 shows Q:diamond: Q:heart:
      (Flop 12.2%, Turn 4.5%)

      NorrisChuckII shows A:club: 7:club:
      (Flop 87.8%, Turn 95.5%)

      scooba97 wins $94

      10 positive things about this suckout
      1. It was a two outer and not 1 outer
      2. My move was +EV
      3. It happened in NL50 and not in NL1000
      4. It probably made somebody really happy
      5. It's fun showing this hand to other people
      6. This type of hand allows me to train my self-control
      7. These were not my last $47. I have more
      8. These things show me the importance of BRM
      9. This hand contributed to my stepping down to NL20 again. Now I'll have to be even more determined and work hard to keep myself up.
      10. This hand has allowed me to do this exercise and find 10 positive things in something bad.

      Wow, that was hard. I spent some 15mins figuring out all of the 10. =P

      Anyway, I'm off to sleep now. Tomorrow I'll do some NL20 sick grinding and get myself back up for NL50, round 3! I'll knock him out next time!!

      Keep it up people.
    • HannesNL
      Joined: 18.11.2008 Posts: 4,590
      sick to see your big losses, hope you recover your roll fast!

      I lol'ed the 10 positive things :D
    • RockEye
      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 416
      Good luck guys, i admire your decision to go pro and start on your own.

      But isn't NL25 a bit low for 700$ BR?
      I know you want to be on a safe side, but still on NL50 that's still 70BI.
    • BurlacuCG
      Joined: 01.03.2009 Posts: 1,849
      Good luck guys :D The first month is always the hardest.Have fun!!!