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Golf, LIfe, and Filmmaking

Boy what a week!

To start off, on Saturday I bough some golf clubs from the local Roger Dunn golf store down the street. Last Year I started Playing in my Unions Golf Tournament. I’m no good at golfing, in fact last year I placed Last in the whole tournament, BUT when I like something I try to stick with it and focus on getting better at it.  So this year I bought clubs (before I would borrow a set from a friend), and Proceeded to go to the driving range every night and try to focus on my swing, or lack there of. The good news is I have definitely improved, I used to have trouble even connecting with the ball, now at least I can make contact regularly. The bad news is, I cant really hit well with my driver to save my life. Every time I connect It flies Up and to the Right. Sometimes It even fly’s very far to the right. Thankfully tho the tournament is a scramble, and a team format. So all 4 of us hit and then we play best ball. My teammates only have you use 2 of my drives over 18 holes. And my Allies are all very good at golf, so we ended up placing 5th this year we were -7 by the end of the tournament.  I was hoping to somehow miraculously win it so i could say I came in last place the year before and this year I won it. But I suppose that will have to wait some more years. Golf is hard! haha I look forward to practicing more in the future, but am Glad its over with so i can continue to focus on poker.

Week 2 is over of the Kids film I’m on. It was a hard week in the sense that every day was 14hrs and then I had to race home to practice golf, then crash. Not really much room for poker sadly. My Bankroll Currently is….

 

$593.  Which is up a little from last week, I struggled throughout most of the week, I went down to around $520 is and hovered for a while, then I had a 10 game winning streak Saturday morning and played well today to bring my back up. I’m still happy with my play, I think I just need to play when I’m not so tired from work. I find myself only having the energy for 2-3 sng’s when I get home, before my eyes start to feel the lethargy from work.  Thanks for stopping by and GL at the tables everyone!

 

-Laikaspacedog

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Looking Up

Hey Guys,

This weeks been pretty solid! I grinded a lot of $6 HUSNGS and have racked up for the month a 14% ROI for those stakes. Obviously some of that is Run Good, but its also good solid play. There’s a ton of people making mistakes and thankfully its been working out in my favor. Currently my Bankroll is $558. Lots of work still needs to be done, but Im very happy with my play, and the way things are shaping up!

 

 

-Joe

 

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Back from NY

Hey Guys!

Went to NY for a week! It was fun, but I’m glad to be back. Ive been grinding the $6 Hyper HUSNGs again, and having pretty decent success. My BR is $422 and climbing. Ive been doing my best to stay focused, I’m practicing 1 tabling for the moment, which really helps a lot. I’m trying to put the hours in before my next job starts on Monday. Ill be doing 6 day weeks for the next 3 weeks, which will be a bit gross, but I’m cool with that. Its a quick job so it cant be too bad.

 

This hand happened earlier this morning.

Game started at: 2014/4/19 9:14:18
Game ID: 274790062 10/20 $6 Hyper Turbo Heads-up, Table 1 (Hold’em)
Seat 1 is the button
Seat 1: Dstunner27 (554).
Seat 2: SpaceDog (446).
Player Dstunner27 has small blind (10)
Player SpaceDog has big blind (20)
Player SpaceDog received card: [7c]
Player SpaceDog received card: [4s]
Player Dstunner27 received a card.
Player Dstunner27 received a card.
Player Dstunner27 raises (30)
Player SpaceDog calls (20)
*** FLOP ***: [Qs 7h Js]
Player SpaceDog checks
Player Dstunner27 bets (54)
Player SpaceDog raises (110)
Player Dstunner27 calls (56)
*** TURN ***: [Qs 7h Js] [2h]
Player SpaceDog allin (296)
Player Dstunner27 calls (296)
*** RIVER ***: [Qs 7h Js 2h] [10c]
—— Summary ——
Pot: 892
Board: [Qs 7h Js 2h 10c]
*Player Dstunner27 shows: One pair of 10s [9d 10d]. Bets: 446. Collects: 892. Wins: 446.
Player SpaceDog shows: One pair of 7s [7c 4s]. Bets: 446. Collects: 0. Loses: 446.
Game ended at: 2014/4/19 9:15:3

 

 

His Turn call on my AI looks deceiving. If you do the math he needs 33% to call but in reality he has 32%. which you can definitely argue makes it a call. BUT thats because you know what my hand is.

 

If you give me a realistic range for my hand possibilities it looks something like

AA,KK,KQo,KQs,Kts,Kto, K2s, QJs-Q3s,QJo-Q3o Jts-J4s, T7s, T7o, 97s,97o,87s,87o,76s-74s,76o-74o

 

basically something around 267 combinations of hands that i could be taking that line with. And against my Range he has 20%, which makes his hand a clear fold and not a close call at all. Hands he could call with would be more like Jacks with a strong Kicker, and most Queens, that should be the most of his calling range, so if he had a Jack he should really be thinking about if his kicker is High enough to make calling profitable. Its villains like that tho, that build your bankroll. I rematched him a bit, only won 2 buyins off of him, but i know against him im very +EV. and those are the spots you need to get into.

Obviously all of that is easier said than done, I mean I cant tell you how many times I play regs and basically feel like im FLipping quarters online. But when you can identify those players that play by “Feel” or recreation, then you can just rely on the math and your nerve, and usually you’ll come out on top.

 

Hope everyone’s doing well!

 

-Laikaspacedog

 

 

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$6 HUSNG

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Some more $6 HUSNG action!
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April 10, 2014 · 10:21 am

Update!

Hey Guys!

So Sorry for the much delayed Post. Ive been working out of town in Eagle Mountain California for the last 3 weeks. What a rush! I work in the Film Industry as a camera man, so I was shooting a small film out there called “Exfil”. I was working mostly nights and very long days, so I was unable to Grind very much. Sadly I was also using my phone to tether my internet through, So I wasn’t having the easiest time playing.

 

I wish I could tell you I was doing well with my challenge, But the sad fact is, I lost money last month. My current Bankroll is $340. Its great to be back home though. I’m working on another feature currently, but the comfort of my own desktop, as well as access to all my notes, and a controlled playing environment, should help immensely. I plan on trying to work out a good schedule for playing and studying. Also I want to Re-Read some poker books. Books like Image

 

Its a great book if you haven’t read it. It tackles some really great ways to approach hands and ways to logically dissect the right courses of action. Its kinda in a workbook format too, so if you are so inclined you can grab a notepad and paper and work out problems with a calculator. I like this format, it makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something after reading. The reason Im Re-reading it tho Is i feel like repetition helps me retain what I’m trying to learn. So back to the books I go.

 

It feels great to be back in my apartment though, so I’m thinking positive thoughts about my results this month. Hope everyone’s well,

 

-LaikaSpaceDog

 

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Update From a Ghost Town

Hey Guys!

So I’m stuck working in a Ghost town this month! I’m using my cell phone as a tether to play poker on my very slow computer. Its working well tho, I was very nervous about the phone tether but its working out great! I don’t really seem to notice any lag, and its super reliable.

The Downside to playing out here is that My computer is very slow, so I cant Run a HUD while I’m playing. I can play fine without one, but Huds allow me to pay attention less, and when Im working a 15 hr day Its very hard to play 100%. So I miss that.

Other wise I’m in High Spirits, Im break Evenish this week, My Bankroll is around $545 . I’m staying around the $6 level since I cant really focus too well right now and I don’t want the pressure of losing while I’m out here. hope everyones well!

 

-Laikaspacedog

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Weekly Update

Hey Guys,

Had another Good Week at the tables. Though Admittedly, I didnt grind that much, I had one day of work that was bordering on 15hrs. I deemed it a really bad Idea to play after such a work day. Otherwise tho I played well, and ran well, I can only hope the rest of the month goes the same. This week I made $117.15, Putting my Bankroll at $556.40. Below is a graph for how my week went.Image

I’m currently doing a Diet of $6 and $12 Hu Hyper Turbo Sngs.

 

One Big Obstacle starts on Monday, I start a job in the Desert……..

Im told that Ill have 4g service, so my current plan is to use my Phone as a wireless Hotspot and play in my Off time to keep the grind going on. Wish Me luck Guys! Thanks for stopping by!

 

-LaikaspaceDog

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Update

So, I played a lot of $2 HU Hypers, and when I felt my game had returned, I stepped Back up to $6 HU Hypers. Finally a good week! Granted Ive been running moderately, but I managed to have my first winning week since Week 1. Currently My Bankroll is at $370. The way Ive been running Ill take it. I wasn’t just running bad, I was making small mistakes that Added Up. A ton of the players at this Buy In Level just don’t play as aggressive as I am Used to, and as a result I was stacking off way too light, and making calls that really should only be applied at Higher Levels. I studied a bit and corrected a lot of my more common mistakes.

As you can see I thankfully turned things around a bit.

As you can see I thankfully turned things around a bit.

Obviously Id like to be doing better In my challenge, but For now I feel like making sure I have a strong grasp on the basics, is more important than jumping up stakes. Looking forward to posting my End of the month graph. 🙂

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A Small Amount of Reflection

So Every Day I play with 5% of my Bankroll. For example Today I fired up some tables, broke out the calculator and saw that 5% of my BR was 15$. If I lost 15$ I call it a day. I decided to play 6$ Hyper Turbos. The Obvious Problem being If I lose 2 in a row, There Goes my Day. I think Im going to Grind 2$ Hypers All Week that way I can Actually Grind a Day out versus having a very short session. Hopefully It works out, Im doing this since Ive been on the wrong side of Variance the past 2 weeks. Im almost over My Illness, I feel well enough to play at least, So Put me in Coach!

 

 

Hope everyones doing well!

-Laikaspacedog

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Weekly Update

Hey Guys!
So my run bad continued a bit this week, I dropped 13 buy ins not playing my best while being sick, some of that was a 10 game losing streak. Its tough, but my co worker got me sick and Ive been trying to grind after work when All I really can think about is laying down. My last day of work for this job is tomorrow, so Im hoping the weekend Rest will shake this head cold and I can Be back on the grind. Although I will say Im not happy reporting the loss this week, Im still feeling very confident about Running It back up soon. Im staying as focused as I can be, as well as self Critiquing hands I butcher.

My Bankroll is currently $327.19. Ill try to post my graph this weekend. Thanks for Reading!

-LaikaSpaceDog

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