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Ket    United Kingdom. Jun 01 2012 09:16. Posts 8635


tldr if you have a really short attention span
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Cliffs: Took some time off poker, but playing again now, life is good


April:



Playing hu plo across more than 1 site, generally playing anyone that will join unless I already have action and trying to have quick stoplosses against good regs. Things went my way

May:



Decided to invest the time that winning buys you into learning 6max plo (something I've played very little of lifetime, I was always a hu specialist since July 2010 when I decided to quit nlhe and focus 100% on learning plo) and played mainly on stars. Things did not go my way.


Well this is probably the least phased I've been after such a trainwreck of a month and I guess having life balance is to thank for that. Ofcourse there are feelings of extreme stress and frustration immediately after repeated losing sessions but that's something we all have to deal with, just part of the territory. Luckily for me it goes away the next day. I know I'm pretty terrible right now compared to how good some players are and how good I believe I can be, but in this moment I really like that humbling feeling of making mistakes, failing, losing and being human. It gives you a goal to aim to. I really like the idea of continual self improvement and doing a little every day to become better. Ofcourse it's impossible to keep that up literally every single day, sometimes you just need a break, but if you're moving forward in general I think it feels better than if you're not. Guess I'll just hope June goes better^^

By the way while I'm happy to and want to share this stuff with the LP community, I feel kind of uncomfortable about the fact that anyone from outside is able to google and find this sort of info about me and so I'd like to ask mods not to "feature" any blog I make on the lp front page, and probably will ask to have this deleted in a few months/years. I do wanna share it with you guys though and enjoy when a lot of you share what you're up to as well. Quick shoutout to a couple LPers I've met and/or begun talking to a lot this year - David (locoo20) is an epic gentleman and talented player in poker and life. Thanks for showing me around in Lima mate! And Quentin (mipwnya) likewise is the man.


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Silver_nz   New Zealand. Jun 01 2012 09:41. Posts 5638

Great movie. Loved that ending, wasn't expecting it at all.

Did you consider learning PLO at non-nosebleed stakes? maybe? nahhhh. Sick graphs.

I've recently discovered memorisation techniquies, they are really helping me with life improvement. e.g, I never run out of things to say in conversation when meeting new people now. never forget anyones name, etc
If you are interested:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/20/magazine/mind-secrets.html

Nice Blog


Ket    United Kingdom. Jun 01 2012 10:12. Posts 8635

I wouldn't play in any games I didn't think I have a chance at beating Ofcourse there's a fine line between confidence and overconfidence/delusion that you always gotta watch out for. I can get temporarily overconfident very easily when things are going well which is probably a significant leak. It's important to have some belief in yourself though. For me Fast Eddie in the video clip represents the ideal competitive mindset. Dat self belief, and look how he's smiling after he breaks like hes so happy to just play, so boss.

Thanks I'll check out those techniques, sounds like you've found a pretty good application for those skills

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TianYuan    Korea (South). Jun 01 2012 10:55. Posts 6783

So, still 30k month? I don't know if you can feel too bad after a 30k month =p

Hm.. Off-suite socks.. 

Ket    United Kingdom. Jun 01 2012 11:07. Posts 8635

True lol, it's two months though and I didn't say I feel bad


MiPwnYa    Brasil. Jun 01 2012 11:08. Posts 5227

good blog entry, we need more of those : )
gl with all ur endeavors mate


Raidern   Brasil. Jun 01 2012 11:26. Posts 4220

wb, great read

im a regular at nl5Last edit: 01/06/2012 11:45

TianYuan    Korea (South). Jun 01 2012 11:52. Posts 6783


  On June 01 2012 10:07 Ket wrote:
True lol, it's two months though and I didn't say I feel bad


Ahhh now I get it. I thought it was start of month HU, 130k, 2nd half -100k.

Well, that is rather more brutal lol

Hm.. Off-suite socks.. 

locoo   Peru. Jun 01 2012 11:55. Posts 4528

Thanks for the kind words bro. Anytime you are around!

bitte bitte bitte bitte bitte bitte 

lebowski   Greece. Jun 01 2012 12:05. Posts 9096

so that's about 1k hands/day 6 max ? Doesn't feel like a lot =)
I seriously doubt that anyone has forgotten the ROFL thread OP, you have been immortalized with that little stripper wannabe girl...
Oh, and Cosmo's quote lol
glglglgl

new shit has come to light... a-and... shit! man... 

Xervean   United States. Jun 01 2012 12:13. Posts 669

Ket is a true hero!


Luna_Bluffgood   Germany. Jun 01 2012 12:21. Posts 1216

wb sir!


p.s.

so true about locoo! <3


Endo   United States. Jun 01 2012 12:24. Posts 884

pics plz


collegesucks   United States. Jun 01 2012 12:43. Posts 5780

Best handle in all of pokerstars. Hands down.

OoV 

SugoGosu   Korea (South). Jun 01 2012 13:23. Posts 1793

Welcome Back!!

Say this outloud! Why was six afraid of seven?......Because Seven Eight Nine 

rANDY   United Kingdom. Jun 01 2012 14:59. Posts 2223

Hey Ket :D I remember, one of my earliest SC:BW memories is playing a game against you on Luna, you proxy gated me ^.^

Since you're in London, you should come watch the Starcraft II world championship series UK finals end of June at BAFTA, Piccadilly. Not many old school UK BW players have qualified, just me and Stone (yenlei) but should be fun.

If your interested theres some info on it here
http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/esports/about
http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/4871777/ <- click UK


PuertoRican   United States. Jun 01 2012 15:39. Posts 11520

Welcome back.

Don't forget to follow the weekly MMA threads in the General forum.

Rekrul is a newb 

hredunos   Poland. Jun 01 2012 15:47. Posts 222

Just stick to PLO HU.


RiKD    United States. Jun 01 2012 16:43. Posts 5597

good to hear man

your blogpost brought a smile to my face


inde   Germany. Jun 01 2012 16:46. Posts 1297

we love you Ket


 
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