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No Prisoners Taken

Hey Guys!

Drumroll…….

Bankroll is at

$2971.54

Meaning Best weak at the tables so far in this challenge!

 

 

A lot of it has to do with Patience. This week I really stuck to my guns about playing Regs. I know its common sense but I realized if my goal is to move up stakes, then I really shouldn’t be trying to establish myself against the regs at the stakes I play. I should focus more on playing the fish. And it payed off. 🙂 I released 2 videos this week, One was serious, the Other was kinda a scrap video that went short, but still there’s some decent content. If anyone has any questions or comments about my play feel free to comment or let me know what you think. Ill try to do more in the future. 🙂 Im sure you can tell but I’m having a lot of fun doing the Photoshops for all the videos haha I really love the lost in space one I did.

Im very Happy with my play overall. Ive been starting every day with a Routine of making breakfast, making coffee, and reviewing notes and flashcards Ive made of lines and pushing ranges that I should go by. Flash cards are great, Im a firm believer that no ones a “natural” at anything, and if you want to be great or amazing, you have to put in the time. Studying is so crucial to moving up stakes. Currently Im playing the $36’s and the $24’s exclusively. But if my Bankroll permits me in a couple weeks, I hope to be playing the $60 Husngs. Then the games should get really interesting. The higher I climb up in stakes, the less fish there are, and more competent players, Players that have been coached, and people that pay rent playing poker. Should be fun!

 

Hope all is well!

 

-LaikaSpaceDog

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$24 HU Hyper TUrbo Sng!

New Video! Back to the Grind! $24 HU Hyper Sngs!!

I talk about topics like Barreling, Perceived Ranges, Jamming frequencies and more!

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The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street

Hey Guys!

So Bankroll climbed up to……..

$2434.54

Which although I am Happy with, I was really Hoping to be at 3k by today. This week, I tried to practice only playing Solid players in a best of 3 games scenario. I think that should cut down on the variance of swings a bit for me. Especially since Im still working on climbing stakes. I played mostly the $24 and $36 Husngs this month.

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I had such a good start to this month! Hopefully My July can swing into gear. I know I have some work lined up as well as a trip to NY around the corner.

On the bright side:

I got my FTP Refund Check in the mail last week! I didnt even get notified, I was depositing into my savings account and noticed the balance was much bigger than it should be. I went to look at the transaction history and BOOM, Deposit from the DOJ. Im not gonna lie, I never thought Id see a penny of that money. Its like this huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulder. So then I go on Cardrunners to see if anyone else is in this boat with me. And a Friend makes a comment that Juicy Stakes Poker has a new Owner and we can cashout now. When FTP died, I created an account on Cake poker, because at the time they had a good reputation and seemed like good software. But after a year, they emailed me and told me they had transferred my account to a site called “Juicy Stakes” which looked like a ghetto version of Cake poker. I ran $200 into a sizable Bankroll and tried to withdrawal. And they kept my money Pending for 9 months! Finally I emailed them very angrily for a month, and they put the money back into my account. I haven’t played on the site or checked my balance ever since.

Flash forward to today.

I requested a Juicy Stakes cash out (Max is 1k, and they charge $100 check cutting fee, 3 checks allowed per month) and 4 days later they email me saying

“Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised that your cashout request has now been processed and the Check will arrive in 3 to 5 days at your mailing address on record with Juicy Stakes by courier. Never mention online poker when talking to your bank about this Check please. Kindly note that the Check will be sent from a Canadian Bank.

Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards,
Juicy Stakes Support”

 

Obviously that seems super shady but seriously I never thought Id see this money either so what can I do.

 

Anywho the bank worked out great, and now starts the long process of doing 3 checks a month for a while.

WHAT A MONTH

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The above pic is my stats for the month. The $36 level is a bit skewed and Break Even IMO, I played mostly Regs just so they might be discouraged from sitting me in future sessions. Hopefully that strat pays off. Also the $12 level isn’t anything dramatic, In previous Months Ive been running like God at those stakes so this must be the other side of the coin.

I have lots to do in July, but Ill do my best to try to record a couple vids for the health of the blogs sake, Hope everyone is doing well!

 

-Laikaspacedog

 

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Busy Week

Hey Guys!

Starting it off with My Bankroll…..

 

its at $2129.79

 

Obviously not a big improvement like previous weeks, in fact I think Its around $90 profit for the week. Theres a lot of factors as to why its where it is.

Ill list them in Order of Importance

1)I had a killer first 3 days of the week, I jumped up $390 profit and was looking to have the best week on this blog yet. But then I started playing a Reg, which led to Heads Up Warfare, He was playing well and running well, and one thing led to another, and all my profit slid away. I decided in future matches, Ill just play him 2 out of 3, and if he wins Ill do my best to find a different opponent.

2) I decided that even though I’m sick, I couldn’t turn work down anymore and had to put in about 60+hrs of film making work this week. I got lucky, I got handed some really fun projects.

3) When I get home from said jobs, its roughly 8-10pm and all the fish have gone to bed. So I’m stuck playing regs. Although I do enjoy playing Regs, I enjoy playing New people a whole lot more. I don’t wanna sound like a broken record about mentioning the regs so ill stop.

Im only working 4 days this week though, So Im gonna try to do a video or 2 of me playing the $24 and $36 stake level. I know Im super overdue on that. 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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End of my first Week

Hey!

So I finished my first week! Had some pretty good results, I started with my Bankroll just under $300, roughly $280. I never wanted to lose more than 5% of my Bankroll in any given day, so under those guidlines I started with $6 HU Hyper Turbo SNGS. TBH obviously those are super swingy, but Im super comfortable with the swings, and I play those mostly. So I ran about 9% ROI for the week, only had 2 losing days, one day I lost 5% and the following day I couldnt get any traction and just lost 1% after going up and down for a while. The rest of my week, was a pretty relaxing pace in the right direction. My Bankroll is currently $406.39 almost 1/20th of where it needs to be, but it did at least increase 45% which is awesome 🙂 . should be a fun challenge! Below is a graph:Image

 

I started a Youtube channel you can follow some of my videos Here.

Hope all is well!

 

-LaikaSpaceDog

 

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