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St_Lucifer Que pasa fives...

Its been a shamefully long time(early June)since I’ve sat down and updated my blog. My blogging aspirations have been seemingly crushed by my utter lack of motivation to do anything other than play poker, sleep, and go out at night. How did I compel myself to create this entry? Well, I consider tomorrow to mark another chapter in my life in Madison, Wi and I wanted to be able to reflect on and document the last month or so. What better place to examine your life’s standing than in a blog that was to facilitate this type of analysis in the first place. Blah blah blah lets get to it…


My last post I wrote about how I was quitting my job at the university to play poker full time for the summer. I had recently switched to 4.40/180’s with encouraging success and wanted to give making poke my main source of income a legitimate shot. Although I haven’t nearly been putting in the # hours I had planned on, there have been some minor achievements and developments that I feel I should mention.

A) I am still doing very well at the 4.40’s and have raised my ROI another 7 pts since I last posted.. It now stands at 21%

B)I am now ranked 8 and 7(>3 tables) for total profit for 2008 on Sharkscope and have a silver star thingy.

C) I was approached for staking by the owner of a poker training site who has since given me the opportunity to play the higher stake 180’s on stars.

At the higher buy ins I have been running so ridiculously bad and coming so close to a major cash (my standards) that I havn’t even made a dent in those and am currently running a upsetting loss. Hopefully this will turn around.

In general, I really have got to work on getting more hours in so I can realistically play two sessions. I may need to sacrifice going out as much but that is prob a good thing in the end anyways. I am still pretty new to MTT’s and feel that there is a lot I can do to improve my game and profit margin. I’m still looking at ways to accomplish this.

2) Life

Tomorrow I will be moving out of my one bedroom apt into a nicer 5 bedroom place. Although I am excited, I’m wondering how it will ultimately affect my ability to put in the time and quality into my sessions. I’m living with two cool guys and two cool girls so the ability to socialize will be greatly increased domestically. Most are in grad school already so I doubt any major circumstances will arise. On a plus side, one of my roomates is a huge video game head and is fairly active so there will be an added options when it comes to winding down, relaxing, or taking a break from poker. I think this transition will be a good thing.

I have about a semesters worth of work left in my undergrad… when I go back to school in September I wonder if I will be switching to mainly SNG’s and/or turbo mtt’s as time constraints will become more real.

All in all I am happy that I left my job….. The added flexibility is amazing, but I feel as though I am already taking the freedom for granted. Losing sessions have the potential to sour any day and the mental anguish that sometimes goes along with playing poker seriously make me sometimes question my choice in direction at times. Then I usually conjure up some image of me in my office setting and I quickly snap back to my senses…

Almost nothing is perfect and easy….but having tough times seem to give more weight to the good ones…

I gotta keep telling myself that
Blah blah blah.. I’m done
GL and Peace Fives!


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