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  • #515957

    pokajack55
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    SBvEP tight

    2504

    2804

    even here i do autopilot by using round numbers to finish quickly. I will take my time in the next one.

     

    2704

    Had focusing issues, caused by inefficient habits like not taking proper time off once in a while, my breaks were spent in front of the screen and lack of schedule.

    By lack of schedule I mean for example that I have invested a lot of time in theory last 2 weeks. However once I delve into something new and interesting like understanding and constructing pre and postflop ranges, workign with gto+ and getting deeper in my database, I can get immersed by it. Spent hours daily doing theory when I could have divided the time into many days/weeks. I definitely have a better understanding of these things, but in the end there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Follow the ranges and postflop lines of coaches but keep an eye on hand groups and lines, like for myself i didnt do well with suited Ax and Asimos showed me why.

    27004

    I also took shots and it went well so far.

    Challenges last week

    • 16k/18k hands played
    • 200h/200h EQ training
    • 3/3h audiobook
    • 2/5 meditation
    • just under 3 min rubiks cube

    15 min meditation is too much for now. I will do 3 minutes every day just to get into the habit of going to the balcony and focusing on breathing and increase the minutes with time. It should not take will power to do it.

    Rubiks cube is mostly memorizing the algorithms. Thought I could do it in one week, but I didnt do it daily and it does not have priority.

    Challenges this week

    • do daily schedule when waking up before starting theory and take one day off (prob mondays)
    • 6h audiobook, keep earbuds near phone at all times.
    • 7x 3 min meditation
    • 3k hands 6x
    • 250h EQ training for 3B SBvEP/MP

    Until next week black_heart 

     

    "Life´s greatest lessons are learned through Pain"
    https://www.bestpokercoaching.com/topic/making-the-dream-into-reality/

    #517092

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    April was really well. As mentioned before, I had focusing issues and putting in the volume. I believe it is because I didn´t do proper breaks to recharge.
    From now on I will play 6/7 days and follow planned schedule.

    04rews

    My redline took a dive.  Here my IP VPIP ANY graph.

    IP

    OOP VPIP true Graph

    oop

    My BB can be better with -36evbb, however my small blind took a big dive which i will be working on next. On first look, it seems i open and defend a bit tighter.

    Until sunday black_heart

     

     

     

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    #518317

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    My focusing issues were a result of monotony for weeks, in which I did the same work day in day out, without proper breaks and sport exercises. I didnt have an outlet for my energy.

    Had some procedures this month so I didnt play much and I noticed that my success of following positive habits were tightly linked with me playing/training poker.

    Starting my days with productive things helps me be successful throughout day, for example following my habit of cooking/eating healthy, meditating and listening to audiobook.

    I tanked some sunlight, finished some important procedures and started to do daily exercises after waking up. Now I have less on my plate and I feel hungry and motivated again.

    Challenges for rest of month:

    • 78 hours of play
    • daily exercise after waking up
    • IF 16:8
    • meditate 10x á 3min
    • finish “never split the difference” by chris voss

    I finished Jared Tendler´s Mental game of poker 2. I would recommend it, if you dont know what else you should listen to.  He has some interesting points, however inbetween that, it is hard to listen for me.

    Next update will be end of month

     

     

     

     

    "Life´s greatest lessons are learned through Pain"
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    #518536

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    This month I build a new PC. My old one was reliable but slow. It took me 5-7 minutes to solve a GTO+ spot. Now it takes less than a minute for big ranges+ multiple betsizes. However with the new build, I had to first troubleshoot problems which cost me many days. Turned out the new motherboard was faulty which i sent back. Bought a new one and my pc would boot up and meanwhile I sold my old PC and sent it prematurely. Should have waited until I knew that the new one is reliable. However it was still not reliable, because it would reboot randomly while grinding, watching youtube or gaming.  So I changed out the PSU, but the problem persisted. Then I changed stock cooler to an aftermarket to guarantee no cooling issues. At the end it turned out to be the GPU-driver problem which I dont have any control over. Luckily the manufacturer put out a new driver just this week. Now it is reliable with successful stress-testing. 

    I made two mistakes with the new build.
    First with the budget I had, I gambled by buying used but higher end GPU instead of a weaker but reliable one, which was known to have driver issues on some builds.
    Second, instead of buying all parts from the same trusted seller, I bought parts which were in stock and cheaper, but different vendors so I could get them immediately. Turned out that the motherboard was damaged while being transported. The trusted vendor would have put all parts in a big box with safety measures.
    In the end, i cant say it was worth it, because even though I saved a couple bucks, I spend many days without a working PC, trouble-shooting and sending/waiting for stuff back.

    Lessons learned, show patience and dont be cheap on PC which is metaphorically the beast I am riding on.

    For the monhtly challenges, I started to do exercises instead of drinking coffee to wake up. I do pushups or crouching to get the body circulation going. The coffee is the reward. No coffee before doing exercises.

    I have listened to the audiobook of an ex-FBI agent who was responsible for kidnapping cases. At first I thought “never split the differences”, written by Chris Voss,  would be a tail of super-mario saving the kidnapped princess to reach mainstream audience. I could not be more wrong. In the 8 hours of audiobook, he touches on´the human emotions and the methods he learned and used from an experience POV and scientific POV.

    Meditating is still not an unconscious habit. The more stressful my day is, the less likely I am to meditate. Ironically thats when it would help the most. 

    I improved my eating habits this month. Turns out our cravings for sugary and salty snacks are only habit and are stronger when bored/stressed. Instead of using tomato ketchup, I have mustard or a bowl of selfmade tzatziki in my fridge. I avoid meals with high content of simple carbohydrates like white flour and eat full grain or potatoes for breakfast. Helps maintaining energy for longer during the day.

    Challenges next month:

    • at least 160h and 80k hands
    • meditating 20x, I will use an excelsheet to mark days
    • daily exercises in the morning
    • IF 16:8

    I will do weekly reports with graphs.

    Until next week black_heart 

    "Life´s greatest lessons are learned through Pain"
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    #519373

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    Last month two out of four challenges were unsuccessful. Meditating 20 times and doing 80k hands/160h.  The exercises in the morning are becoming a habit and through the day my energy is more constant,  which is due to meal planning and intermittent fasting. In the past I went on to grind with a full belly and questioned why I would lose focus/ get tired after a while. The intestinal tract requires quite a bit amount of blood and oxygen to digest which is in return reducing our oxygen levels in the brain.

    Started the month with 4h grinding days, made a couple stacks and became content and at the end of the month it was 10h of pure grinding to reach the 80k hands/ 160h with multiple stop loss day. I didnt care about auto-pilot or tilt. Last days I dropped down and played NL50 zoom and still managed to hit stop loss. In terms of time-management, there is a lot of room to improve. We humans are bad at predicting into the future. For example, if our goal is to play 160h , it needs only 2 days of unpredictable or predictable but not thought of circumstances that will throw us of our plan.

    res

    What can we learn from this?

    • Buffer – Take into account that there will be days with no or minimal play.
    • Non-monetary priority – I reached my subjective monetary goal very early and became content. Content is the enemy of growth
    • Target bigger but shorter markers – instead of targeting 80k hands and 160h/month, target daily hands and hours which in sum aim higher than 160h

    Monthly Challenge:

    • 4x update with graph
    • 200h- 8h grinding x 25 days
    • meditate every day for a couple minutes
    • daily schedule even on non-grinding days

    Some might think, how is he supposed to be successful of doing 200h of grinding?
    I am going to prepare a daily schedule, follow it as precise as possible and put in what I really did so that I can identify time-wasters and visualize how much
    time I really consume on non-productive things.

     

    Until sunday

    • one update
    • 40h ~20k hands total, 5 x 8h
    • daily exercise – 30 pushups

    By the end of 13th July, I target 96h.

    Until sunday black_heart 

     

     

    "Life´s greatest lessons are learned through Pain"
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    #519391

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    I’ m reading your progress and it’ s quite impressive to see how much effort you put to achieve your goals. Nice job man, really impressive!

    It’s also fine to read how much it takes to get those goals done, thanks for sharing this knowledge as well man. Gold stuff at this blog.

     

    Cheers and GL

    David

    #519464

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    @David
    thank you for the compliment.

    Daily exercises in the morning are helping tremendously with my energy throughout the day. It takes only a minute and helps getting rid of those sleepy hormones that makes us want to sleep another hour.

    Today I will do some theory and take a day off from grinding. Last update, I wanted to do 12 days straight playing 8h/day, but it is important to take a day off once a week. Last time I played for 2 weeks straight, i got mentally exhausted and needed couple days off. This way is much healthier and long-lasting.
    88h total until 13th and 22 days of play left this month.

    res07

    Challenges until next sunday:

    • 6 days of play
    • update with graph
    • daily 30 PU
    • daily working on Reg-Alias spots

    I am facing some regs with check-raise stats of 20-30%, which is actually great against my cbet frequency. My initial adaptation is to lower cbet frequency with weak SD.  Also increasing  check back and raise turn against those with high xR and probe stats.
    I have made an alias of regs with a xR stat of >12% and over 1k hands. I am interested in the showdowns and which line they take with draws, weak TP etc.
    Probably will present the results to Asimos next monday and see if the adjustments will be right.

    Until next week black_heart 

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    #519704

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    Last two weeks went tremendously well. I am happy with my evbb by positions,  the one I will work on next is SB facing one raiser.

    Borderline  hands that I dont do well with for a couple months now, I cut them out of my preflop range, at least when the table looks reggish. I dropped 2-3% points in VPIP/PFR from VPIP 23-24 to 20-21  and 19-20 to 17-18 PFR. The main improvement is that I put more thoughts in my actions. Depending on the table, I use dynamic open ranges,
    bet sizes pre- and postflop and try to use most of the information I have.
    Against unknown, I go standard lines.

    res13

    Last ~10k hands were played on the weekend, it did not go well as you can see. I cut the sessions short and I am ok with this, because I still am in my planned monthly workload.

    The challenges of last week were successful.

    For the next week:

    • 6 days of play
    • update next monday
    • daily 30 PU
    • find out solution to why I am losing -50 evbb SBvEP/MP

    Until next week black_heart 

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    #519853

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    I am on my schedule with 120h with 10 days of play to go and two days off.
    My biggest time-wasters are a lot of “couple minutes” throughout the day. For example, after playing half an hour, I would play a couple bullet chess games or after playing an hour session I would watch a youtube video, which would take me out of work-mode.  I was not aware that these  accumulate over the day to multiple hours until I wrote down what I did throughout the day. 
    Doing those things when I feel like it, is the problem. It is an impulse, that is most likely happening when I feel bored or didnt play a hand to the best of my abilities.
    Pokerwise it is going great. I am looking to move up in the near future to have a new and exciting challenge. Currently I am at 6 evbb/100 for over 100k hands on my current limit.

    res-jul
    A little downer again on the weekend. I am very happy about my redline, which mostly comes from consistency in terms of cbetting and probing frequency.
    Last weeks challenges were successful and my SBvEP/MP is bad, because I missplayed a couple 3bet hands. My range is fine and general lines too. Stepping out of those general lines is where the missplay happens.

    This week:

    •  6 days of play
    • 6x 30 pushups
    • update next monday
    • no chess or YT inbetween sessions, instead do chores while audiobook

    I have learned to love Audiobooks and with airpods it is so easy and comfortable to listen to them. Definitely a recommendation from me to whoever wants to increase his listening hours or wants to start listening to audiobooks.

    Until next monday black_heart 

    "Life´s greatest lessons are learned through Pain"
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    #519986

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    Yesterday I reached a personal milestone and had my biggest winning day.
    At first I didn´t notice it, because I try to avoid looking at session winnings until end of day. Around the 3900 hand, I noticed that I was 50 bb short of a 2k bb day. Then I got AA pre all-in and got excited too early.

    SB: $80.13 (80.1 bb)
    BB: $101.50 (101.5 bb)
    Hero (UTG): $663.45 (663.5 bb)
    MP: $80.40 (80.4 bb)
    CO: $118.28 (118.3 bb)
    BTN: $109.23 (109.2 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is UTG with A of hearts A of spades
    Hero raises to $2.28, MP raises to $8.34, 3 folds, BB calls $7.34, Hero raises to $663.45, MP folds, BB calls $93.16 and is all-in

    Flop: ($211.84) 8 of hearts Q of clubs 9 of hearts (2 players, 1 is all-in)
    Turn: ($211.84) 8 of clubs (2 players, 1 is all-in)
    River: ($211.84) 5 of clubs (2 players, 1 is all-in)

    Results: $211.84 pot ($2.50 rake)
    Final Board: 8 of hearts Q of clubs 9 of hearts 8 of clubs 5 of clubs
    BB showed 9 of diamonds 8 of diamonds and won $209.34 ($107.84 net)
    Hero showed A of hearts A of spades and won $0.00 (-$101.50 net)

    griff

    Thought about chasing the 150bb, but I decided not to, since I would feed the ego while probably playing differently.

    Yesterday:

    best-giraffe-eva

     

    This month:

    res26

    About the challenges of the week:

    Sometimes a part of me does not want to do pushups after waking up like this morning and I briefly negotiated with myself before I stopped the thoughts and just did it. Afterwards I am always happy, energized and ready to conquer my day.

    Also I started to record my play, because I dont get the impuls to play chess or do something else. I am focused for longer and take proper breaks, not these “couple chess games” or  “one youtube video”.

    Next week:
    – keep recording my play daily
    – 6x pushups after waking zp
    – review july in blog
    – finish audiobook

    Until next week black_heart 

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    #520186

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    I will review July today instead of next week.
    Listening to audiobooks has become a habit which I enjoy, some of them more than others. I wanted to try something different by listening to GoT “Storm of swords”. I definitely liked it more when I read the first book of the series, because listening to the same old man acting for all people from old to young and male to female was really weird. Imagine watching a TV show where one dubbing artist is speaking for all characters.

    I finished Jordan Petersons 12 rules of life. If I had to sum it up in one sentence,
    “Life is pain and suffering but duty and responsibility is liberating.”
    It is appealing to young people and parents who are looking for guidance. Some parts were really interesting, like the rule “Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.” I dont have any, but it can be generalized to people we care about. It is important to teach them boundaries, so that the relationship can flourish. Otherwise the point will come where you either despise or ignore each other. Also the rule “Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.” Meaning take time and enjoy the small things in life.  It is not a must-read, but there are definitely some nuggets of insight. Next i will be listening to Ray Dalio´s Principles.
    At first I thought the price of airpods were too high, but a family member, who uses them himself, convinced me. Easy to carry in the charging box, no cable tangle, just putting them in and you are good to go. Still a bit overpriced, but the alternative is either not using airpods or getting fake ones of which the main problem is connectivity issues. I am essentially paying for the comfort.

    Monthly challenges:
    I didnt reach 200h and 100k hands, but I am not very far off and way better than the month before. Last week was busier than usual with “kurban bayrami” and a family member being in the hospital. However these are excuses, because I could have reached 200h if I pushed myself more. After 19 days of doing daily schedules, I stopped it for 2 days and the routine was gone. I am happy that I did it for 19 days. This month I will do it again.
    Meditating is not a daily habit. It is on ice right now. I will update this once I prioritize it and have put more thought in it.
    When you work from home, there is no one/ nothing that pushes you, like the fear of losing the job if you dont appear at the workplace.
    Morning exercise, preparing my workplace, doing small chores is helping me tremendously because it puts me in work mode and I dont need to self-motivate myself daily. It is like once the car is rolling, it is easier to continue rolling.

    Poker is going well, greatest month so far by miles.
    july
    I try to think of the major “aha” moment, but there was none. I believe it is an accumulation of multiple small “aha” moments doing nearly daily theory work. Recording myself and commentating it, visualizing and teaching other BPC students helped me internalize some concepts.
    Also the mini-boom of poker in these times is a considerable factor.

    Asimos wanted to see my database and do specific work with me.
    For now he advised me to take care of some general hud stats of mine for the month. Mainly preflop range vs resteal and to switch part of my volume to normal tables. This is easily done and I am excited which kind of specific work it will be.

    Challenges next month:
    – finish audiobook (16h)
    – 160h (1 week vacation) 20days 8h play
    – 25x daily schedule
    – 25x daily pushups

    Challenges until 10th:
    – 8x schedule
    – 8 days pushups
    – 64h play ~30k hands
    – 5h Audiobook

     

    Next update will be 10th monday.
    Until then black_heart 

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    #520324

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    Last 10 days I managed to do my pushups and listen to audiobook. However I am behind of my planned hours. Part of that is because I didn’t start my day with a schedule. I went for 160h in 3 weeks but that’s not possible anymore. 120h / 60k hands it is for august.
    Currently working/ implementing BUvSB ranges. To be honest NL 100z can be a nitfest with most villains restealing <12% preflop so I don’t mind folding 60% preflop.
    However a couple decent regs resteal >16% against whom I  definitely can defend way more.
    no graphs today since I am writing from my phone. 

    Until next Monday black_heart 

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    #520741

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    Last month I flew to the hometown/village of my grandparents for 9 days. It was refreshing but also eye-opening.  Had to take a COVID-Test to get on the plane, it came back negative. Took another after arriving at home which also came back negative. The last days of the month, I didnt go back to my routine of planning a schedule, working out and eating healthy. When I arrived at home, I was tired and hungry. Didn´t bother cooking so I bought frozen food like Pizza and sweets like Oreo´s. Alot of Oreo´s. The next days my diet was full of simple carbohydrates which in return spiked my blood sugar which makes me sleepy. These foods were empty calories. What I mean by that is, they dont saturate for long and have no nutritional value.
    Beginning of the month I got sick, throat pain, stiff neck and head ache. My mind immediately thought covid. Called the doctors place, who told me to rest and come in if it gets worse with fever and coughing. I probably had the common cold.

    Last month NL100zaugust

    Last month I did shots on NL200 which didnt go well

    200

    SB: $230.04 (115 bb)
    BB: $188.61 (94.3 bb)
    Hero (UTG): $200 (100 bb)
    MP: $212.38 (106.2 bb)
    CO: $292.69 (146.3 bb)
    BTN: $323.62 (161.8 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q of diamonds Q of clubs
    Hero raises to $4.40, MP raises to $16.20, 4 folds, Hero calls $11.80

    Flop: ($35.40) 9 of spades T of diamonds J of diamonds (2 players)
    Hero checks, MP bets $28, Hero calls $28

    Turn: ($91.40) 8 of clubs (2 players)
    Hero bets $29.25, MP raises to $168.18 and is all-in, Hero calls $126.55 and is all-in

    River: ($403.00) 6 of spades (2 players, 2 are all-in)

    Results: $403.00 pot ($2.75 rake)
    Final Board: 9 of spades T of diamonds J of diamonds 8 of clubs 6 of spades
    Hero showed Q of diamonds Q of clubs and lost (-$200 net)
    MP showed Q of spades K of spades and won $400.25 ($200.25 net)

    Equity Win Tie  
    MP2  41.48%  6.44%  35.04% QdQc
    MP3  58.52%  23.48%  35.04% QQ, AQs, KQs, AdKd, AQo

    SB: $265.83 (132.9 bb) 26/18 400h
    BB: $95.55 (47.8 bb)
    UTG: $249.92 (125 bb)
    Hero (MP): $270.79 (135.4 bb)
    CO: $301.96 (151 bb)
    BTN: $233.24 (116.6 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is MP with 7 of clubs 6 of clubs
    UTG folds, Hero raises to $4.40, CO folds, BTN calls $4.40, SB calls $3.40, BB folds

    Flop: ($15.20) 6 of spades 9 of spades 7 of diamonds (3 players)
    SB checks, Hero bets $10.83, BTN folds, SB raises to $39.71, Hero calls $28.88

    Turn: ($94.62) K of hearts (2 players)
    SB bets $73.50, Hero calls $73.50

    River: ($241.62) A of diamonds (2 players)
    SB bets $148.22 and is all-in, Hero calls $148.22

    Results: $538.06 pot ($2.75 rake)
    Final Board: 6 of spades 9 of spades 7 of diamonds K of hearts A of diamonds
    SB showed 5 of hearts 8 of hearts and won $535.31 ($269.48 net)
    Hero showed 7 of clubs 6 of clubs and lost (-$265.83 net)

    ~breakeven point

      Equity Win Tie  
    MP2  27.78%  27.78%  0.00% 7c6c
    MP3  72.22%  72.22%  0.00% 99, 77-66, A9s-A8s, K9s, T8s, QsTs, JsTs

    I didnt think he could have 85s there. I also didnt reraise flop because MW + lowest 2p+ I had position.

     

    Challenges for next week are:

    • daily schedule
    • include daily green food (salad or side dish)
    • finish cant hurt me by david goggins
    • 6x morning workout

    Until next week black_heart 

    "Life´s greatest lessons are learned through Pain"
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