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  • atlantis
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    @bencb I would love to share some more tournament titels with you in the future ;)

     

    Day 139-151

    I don’t have a lot to tell you guys this is just a quick recap of the last 13 sessions. I went on a litte downswings and for the most part I also didn’t play that well. I will move down with my average buy in again and also only play 6 tables at once. A lot of studying latelty which helps a lot, hopefully I can keep up the pace and the results will come sooner or later. One thing that is worth mentioning I won myself a King’s Casino package for the German Poker Days at the end of August, would be nice to replicate my past King’s Casino results but I am not expecting anything from the trip, we will see how it goes.

    The Stats:

    played 174 MTT’s
    played 4 sessions
    lost a total of: 16,51$ (without package – 243,02$)
    total buy-in: 591,95$
    average buy-in: 3,4$
    hands played: 14,45k
    bb/100 = 6,52 ; EV bb/100 = 4,38
    bankroll: 2057,29$ + 270$ King’s Casino Package

    rye_mariano5
    Moderator
    Post count: 1942

    Keep up the good work!

    Being able to move down in stakes is a huge strength. Leave the ego at the door.

    good luck with the live events!

    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    Day 152-191

    In the past 5 month I only played 34 online sessions and didn’t study poker theory very often. The one thing I did on regular basis was playing live tournaments in the nearby casino. The games a super soft but the variance is very high and I had to take a very aggresive bankroll approach to even play these 60€+ live tournaments. I ended up on the wrong side of variance and cut my bankroll in half. In the future I have to take a more professional approach and build up a bigger bankroll before playing live again or sell more action.

    So in the past I treated poker more like a “great hobby” and less like a real career. In the new year I was able to invest more and more time into poker again. Now I am at the pretty much same point as two years ago when I first started this blog.

    I find myself in the perfect scenario to give the career as professional poker player another shot. I think I became a lot more mature in the past 2 years and I feel ready to bear the responsibility of being self-employed. I am living a budget-friendly life but my bankroll is too small to withstand regular withdrawals to pay the bills. That was also a big problem in the past, the withdrawals are literally eating up the bankroll and the possibility to move up in stakes. I have a little part-time job where I will work 12 hours a week to have a steady income, so no withdrawls until the BR is big enough.

    My goal for the next 9 month is to build up a bankroll to play 5$-22$ tournaments and save up enough money so I can become a fulltime poker player next year. To be on the safe side I would like to have enough savings to withstand a 6 month downswing. I did the calculation and know exactly what that number looks like, it’s damn high.

    It’s hard to plan finances when playing poker and these are very ambitious goals but I don’t fear taking the risk. I probably have to revaluate my situation at some point but it’s good to have a clear goal in mind.

    The Stats (online):

    played 562 online MTT’s

    played 34 sessions

    won a total of: 397,62$

    total buy-in: 1111,91$

    average buy-in: 1,96$

    hands played: 50,77k

    bb/100 = 12,59 ; EV bb/100 = 10,32

    The Stats (live poker):

    played 23 tournaments

    lost a total of: 696,72$ (including travel expanses)

    total buy-in: 1146,23$

     

    current bankroll: 841,60$

     

    I’m back on the grind!

    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    Day 152-191

    In the past 5 month I only played 34 online sessions and didn’t study poker theory very often. The one thing I did on regular basis was playing live tournaments in the nearby casino. The games a super soft but the variance is very high and I had to take a very aggresive bankroll approach to even play these 60€+ live tournaments. I ended up on the wrong side of variance and cut my bankroll in half. In the future I have to take a more professional approach and build up a bigger bankroll before playing live again or sell more action.

    So in the past I treated poker more like a “great hobby” and less like a real career. In the new year I was able to invest more and more time into poker again. Now I am at the pretty much same point as two years ago when I first started this blog.

    I find myself in the perfect scenario to give the career as professional poker player another shot. I think I became a lot more mature in the past 2 years and I feel ready to bear the responsibility of being self-employed. I am living a budget-friendly life but my bankroll is too small to withstand regular withdrawals to pay the bills. That was also a big problem in the past, the withdrawals are literally eating up the bankroll and the possibility to move up in stakes. I have a little part-time job where I will work 12 hours a week to have a steady income, so no withdrawls until the BR is big enough.

    My goal for the next 9 month is to build up a bankroll to play 5$-22$ tournaments and save up enough money so I can become a fulltime poker player next year. To be on the safe side I would like to have enough savings to withstand a 6 month downswing. I did the calculation and know exactly what that number looks like, it’s damn high.

    It’s hard to plan finances when playing poker and these are very ambitious goals but I don’t fear taking the risk. I probably have to revaluate my situation at some point but it’s good to have a clear goal in mind.

    The Stats (online):

    played 562 online MTT’s

    played 34 sessions

    won a total of: 397,62$

    total buy-in: 1111,91$

    average buy-in: 1,96$

    hands played: 50,77k

    bb/100 = 12,59 ; EV bb/100 = 10,32

    The Stats (live poker):

    played 23 tournaments

    lost a total of: 696,72$ (including travel expanses)

    total buy-in: 1146,23$

    current bankroll: 841,60$

     

    I’m back on the grind!

    pendul7
    Participant
    Post count: 280

    Hey mate, definitely great that you know where you are right now and where you are going in terms of finance, but don’t overlook the importance of studying.

    Especially if you want to take a serious shot at it, you should study a ton.

    Good luck for your journey!

    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    Hey dude, studying is the hardest part for sure and the one I struggled with the most in the past. I’m currently working on better routines and increasing my workload especially in terms of studying the game.

    kweezy14
    Participant
    Post count: 131

    Nice to hear you are back on the grind  Marius!

    rye_mariano5
    Moderator
    Post count: 1942

    Awesome stuff man! There is no replacement for experience. The variance and bankroll management side of things can only really be learned through this. I like your approach of taking a part time job as well. It’s something a lot of people trying to go pro avoid, but in reality they could build a nice bankroll much faster doing this. It can save you a ton of time. And you can still grind basically the same amount if you’re willing to put in those extra hours. Trying to grind out of the micros while paying bills etc is super tough. So IMO don’t be afraid to keep your options for outside revenue streams open as you grind up.

    good luck with the rest of the month! looking forward to follow your journey this year…

    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    Hey guys, I want to change the way I write my blog entries, the role model is kweezy14’s blog (check it out!). So he does this weekly updates where he talks about the past week and his goals for the upcoming week, plain and simple.

    Last week I started my “beachbody-diet” for this summer. I want to loose atleast 0.5 Kg a week and my goals is to end up around 90-92 Kg with a bodyfat percentage of ~8-10%. I measure my weight twice a week, Monday and Thursday morning on an empty stomach. When I cannot hit my weekly goal aymore I will reduce the calories for the next week. At the moment I do weightlifting three times a week and cardio once, later in the diet I probalby have to do cardio twice a week. I also got a new sleep schedule that is more biorhythm friendly, my daily wakeup time is 8 am and bed time is 12.30 am. In case I have a deep run late at night I aim for 2.00 am bed time and still weak up at 8 am.

    Next week (13.05-19.05)

    • volume goal: 70 tournaments, try qualifing for 11$-22$ SCOOP tournaments
    • study goal: 10 hours, repeat Postflop course Playing IP Part 1 & 2
    • review goal: 4 hours, studygroup session + Postflop course homework
    • finish reading the books “Power Habits” & “Sleep”

    I wish everyone good luck with SCOOP!

    kweezy14
    Participant
    Post count: 131

    Nice update Marius! Scheduling and writing down goals really helps me to make myself accountable and hopefully will do the same for you!

    Regarding your diet: I think 0.5kg per week is very reasonable and there is no need to loose weight faster. Loosing it slower, you will be creating new habits, which is the most important and be able to keep the new (lower) weight  and be able to not go up after finishing your “diet”. Also always keep in mind that the scale weight is fluctuating A LOT!!! and it going up does not necesarry mean you really gained weigh/fat ( it is influenced by a lot of factors). Just keep going with your diet! Also there is no need to do 2x cardio/or cardio at all to loose weight. I would recomend it if you enjoy it, but if you hate it you dont need to do it! The most important thing are calories. Eat less then you burn and you will loose weight and Lifting weights will be totally fine. So I can recoend to count calorise at least for a couple of days to get a feeling for how many calories you eat and how much some foods have.

    Have a great week

    Weezy

    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    It has been two weeks since my last update, unfortunately my grandpa was hospitalized and for a couple of days it didn’t look good for him. Thankfully he is much better now. Since I wanted to spent as much time with my family and grandpa as possible I didn’t work much. I only got two short poker sessions in and didn’t study at all. But since the situation is much better now I can get back focusing on poker.

    @kweezy

    Thanks for your input regarding my diet. Actually I am well experienced with dieting, not for health reasons but more for appearance. My diet is more like a fine tuning for the beach body and the cardio I do is not just to burn more calories but rather for training the heart ;)

    This week (03.06-09.06)

    • volume goal: 80 tournaments
    • study goal: 8 hours, repeat Postflop course Playing IP Part 1 & 2
    • review goal: 2 hours postflop course homework
    • diet and training as usual
    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    The past week was pretty succesful pokerwise. I had a couple of deep runs with the highlight being the 18th place in the Hot 2,2$ on PS. Obviously it’s disappointing when you don’t end up on the FT and take home the 700$ up top but to beat over 2.4k players isn’t that bad after all and the next time we will crush that final table. Beside that I finished 5th place in a small 2$ tournament on 888. I have a great mindset and just feel overall great at the moment and this upcoming week will be even better.

    I played 68 tournaments in 19,25 hours and did study for around 6 hours which is just shy of the goals I had for the week but beside playing poker it was a very busy week so I am totally fine with that result.

    This week (10.06-16.06)

    • volume goal: 80 tournaments
    • study goal: 8 hours, repeat “Playing IP – Part 1 & 2”, watch “Explaning the Ranges Pt 1 (updated)”
    • review goal: 2 hours postflop course homework
    • diet and training as usual
    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    Hey guys, I crushed my last week goals and actually made some money. With countless deepruns and a win in a 2,2$ tournament for 316,89$ I’m up 277,97$ for the last week with BI’s of 160,9$ in 86 tournaments (25h,17m). Beside that one huge mistake I made on the final two table in a juicy tournament I’m pretty happy with how I played. Studying went well and we had a group review session which was very helpful as well.

    The downside of such a great week is that you will get sick the next week, atleast that’s how my new week started. My roomate infected me with his cold and now I’m only focussing on getting healty again. It’s been a rough few days but I hope to get well soon and hopefully play a full sunday session.

    atlantis
    Participant
    Post count: 122

    I’m writing this blog entrie from my mobile phone because I currently don’t have internet access with my desktop computer. This week is a complete mess, for the last 5 days I have big problems with the internet connection and most of the time it’s completely gone. I already used up my mobile data volume and my provider told me this problem will probably take another 3 days to be fixed. The only thing I can still do are some poker hand analysis with equilab but beside that there is not much I can do. I’m just annoyed…

    rye_mariano5
    Moderator
    Post count: 1942

    Take it as a good time to disconnect a bit. If you can’t get online that sucks, but you can take the opportunity to get out of the house as much as possible.  Also could build some good reading habits. But I feel your pain. I hate that shit. I’m too addicted to the internet…

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