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RiKD    United States. Apr 28 2022 05:17. Posts 7454
Yup, another one.

I got my 2nd booster yesterday because my mom wanted me to. I actually got all sorts of side effects today at work and it was pretty miserable. I came home took some Tylenol and had a nap and I feel a lot better. This is the first time I've had a reaction to the Covid shots. Better than being welded into your home at gun point.

I just write these things like jerking off. It's maybe a little fun or cathartic for a little while then I click post and shoot my load and the world turns.

And the expected outcome is for lostaccount to spam stuff and hiems to say some stupid stuff and try to attack me.

I actually don't have much to say. My life is pretty simple and boring these days. Has been for a while. Guitar and video games are fun until they are not. I read books. I haven't been spending much money.

I keep considering playing poker again. The starter costs seem too high though. I mean I need a desktop to run solvers. A desktop to play poker. 30'' screen. Move to Pittsburgh. I would ideally start at 100 NL or 200 NL so I need a bankroll.

When I started playing poker I think people were weary as they just assumed I would be a lawyer or a teacher. I think it might actually be wiser for me to play poker now because I am stuck in retail hell with no foreseeable way to improve my position.

5ptbb/100 @ 200 NL is 20c/hand. 30k hands a month is 360,000 hands in a year which would be $72,000/year.

I currently make $31,200/year. With inflation that is not great and I don't know how to increase this figure at this point. I just don't know how to do it. How does one get out of retail hell?

So, I play video games to blot out the consciousness but they are good video games. They are fun. I am wasting my life away on video games. This seems to be a philosophical choice I have made. Strap me in to the experience machine.

The Sky Is Pink by Nathan Fake is a great song. iop sent me the Holden Remix version seemingly so long ago back when we would share songs on MSN and Spotify was just in it's infancy. I regret not going to Sweden.

I don't know what it will take to turn it around. I just have a pessimistic outlook on life and my life. Would I be that happier if I made $40,000 or $50,000? $70,000? $200,000?

I actually don't know if I could make much playing poker these days. I don't know if I would be hungry with the solvers but they are super interesting. I put in a lot of work on Pro Poker Tools back in the day which is so archaic and also a lot of math regarding bankroll management and variance. The problem is I already burnt out on poker I am not sure if there is any turning back.

Ughhhh

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hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 07:19. Posts 2919

Lol u don't need a fancy solver to beat 25nl genius.

Notice wit ur communist activities such as playing guitar u do everything in ur power 2 make it work..."all I needZ is a student guitar"

Yet in poker all of the sudden u start talking about all this shit u don't need and don't want to come up with any ways to work around the problem lol wat a joke.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 07:20. Posts 2919

Not sure how dat is attacking u I'm just giving u a reality check lol.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 07:24. Posts 2919

1. Come up wit excuses
2. Complain about capitalism + start talking about philosophy

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

CurbStomp2   Finland. Apr 28 2022 11:52. Posts 79

How did you quit alcohol when your life obviously sucks? I'd like to save money and move to another country for a while, but all my money goes to fast food and alcohol. I tried AA, but I find it ridiculous because of the higher power bullshit.


hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 12:04. Posts 2919

Now I feel bad

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 12:28. Posts 2919

Anyway if u want to do poker


There's a ton of free resources
Plenty of ppl here 2 help u
U don't need solver to beat micros and even 100nl u are probably better of having modern preflop down pat and watch some videos on solver based postflop and more importantly mass exploit fish
U don't need to move to pa for 25nl 50nl just play on ignition


Edit: I think gtowizard and similar software are bad in alot of ways because it lends itself to very bad habits but if ur broke monthly paying for that is a fine option...

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 28/04/2022 13:12

hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 13:08. Posts 2919


  On April 28 2022 10:52 CurbStomp2 wrote:
How did you quit alcohol when your life obviously sucks? I'd like to save money and move to another country for a while, but all my money goes to fast food and alcohol. I tried AA, but I find it ridiculous because of the higher power bullshit.



My life probably sucks as much as u and rikd in a lot of ways. Aside from having an income and savings I'm basically dreaming of the same thing u are (moving to another country)

I keep sane i guess from being able to continue pursuing online poker in NJ regulated pool and treating myself to a vacation every few months.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:09. Posts 4916

Spamming is fun 1

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lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:09. Posts 4916

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lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:09. Posts 4916

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lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:10. Posts 4916

4 love ya rikd

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:13. Posts 4916

31k is a lot of money, just buy some Tesla stocks or silver n gold bullion. Well I don’t even spend that much money anymore. I got all the material things I need san some car toys. Wtf u do with ur money? Now all I need is gas insurance some food n drinks, a little new clothes and I’m good. Maybe I’ll try clubbing once to see if I like it but honestly I don’t even think I like clubbing anymore. Bruh I spend like 4-6 hours in nature now. Nice walks, hit some golf balls which is at most 15-20$ for 3 hours or entertainment.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:16. Posts 4916

You a good cook? Cooking is fun and u save a lot of money. I can cook pretty decent so I enjoy cooking and doing culinary arts. I save a lot of money not buy expensive coffee from Starbucks now too. N make tea at home. I use to buy so much take out stuff. Now I do a lot of that myself n I’m saving a tonne. Rarely eat out unless buddies want to.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:19. Posts 4916

Now I have lots of time since I don’t grind anymore, I find ways to save money. I even started a veggie garden n flower garden. Learn to survive on ur own. I’m gonna learn more survival skills too. Poker is fun once in awhile but it isn’t worth it if I’m making 20-30$ an hour. To sit there for so long, ur health gets worst. Posture is bad n eyes hurt.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:25. Posts 4916

If u drive n have a car, u can do Uber eats or skip the dishes. In my city I think u can make 300$ a day 8 hours. But after gas insurance etc ur averaging 25-30$ an hour. I would rather do that than play poker.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:28. Posts 4916

I spend less than 4 digits a month now. Don’t have 2 many expenses. I only buy what is necessary now. No more expensive accessories or cigars or alcohol. I use to spend a lot on non essentials.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:37. Posts 4916

Haha I guess I leech off my dad if I want to drink some expensive liquor cuz I ain’t spending money on expensive liquor. I usually buy 15-20$ wine, crown royal, wisers, Gibson etc 30-40$ bottle for 750ml. A bottle last me like 2 weeks

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquireLast edit: 28/04/2022 13:37

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 13:56. Posts 4916


  On April 28 2022 10:52 CurbStomp2 wrote:
How did you quit alcohol when your life obviously sucks? I'd like to save money and move to another country for a while, but all my money goes to fast food and alcohol. I tried AA, but I find it ridiculous because of the higher power bullshit.



I never been to AA so I don’t know what they teach but I believe in a higher power. I think 4 u, u need to try to meditate more to relax ur mind. I use to drink a decent amount but not AA level. I meditate as much as I can.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

RiKD    United States. Apr 28 2022 15:52. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 06:19 hiems wrote:
Lol u don't need a fancy solver to beat 25nl genius.

Notice wit ur communist activities such as playing guitar u do everything in ur power 2 make it work..."all I needZ is a student guitar"

Yet in poker all of the sudden u start talking about all this shit u don't need and don't want to come up with any ways to work around the problem lol wat a joke.



I just assumed you need to study solvers to beat 200 NL so why wouldn't I start off the right way?


RiKD    United States. Apr 28 2022 15:55. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 10:52 CurbStomp2 wrote:
How did you quit alcohol when your life obviously sucks? I'd like to save money and move to another country for a while, but all my money goes to fast food and alcohol. I tried AA, but I find it ridiculous because of the higher power bullshit.



I don't really like to diagnose alcoholism but if your biggest concern with alcohol is that it costs too much money you might not be desperate enough to quit.

I was desperate. I wanted to live. So, I tried AA. Luckily, I found a group of good people. The higher power bullshit is ridiculous. I don't go to AA that often anymore but I don't know what I would have done without it at the start.


RiKD    United States. Apr 28 2022 15:56. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 12:13 lostaccount wrote:
31k is a lot of money, just buy some Tesla stocks or silver n gold bullion. Well I don’t even spend that much money anymore. I got all the material things I need san some car toys. Wtf u do with ur money? Now all I need is gas insurance some food n drinks, a little new clothes and I’m good. Maybe I’ll try clubbing once to see if I like it but honestly I don’t even think I like clubbing anymore. Bruh I spend like 4-6 hours in nature now. Nice walks, hit some golf balls which is at most 15-20$ for 3 hours or entertainment.



What happened to you?

You prefer silver and gold over BTC now?


hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 16:11. Posts 2919


  On April 28 2022 14:52 RiKD wrote:
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I just assumed you need to study solvers to beat 200 NL so why wouldn't I start off the right way?


explain what u mean exactly by "need to study the solvers" because I have no idea what u r talking about.

you dont even have a preflop strategy right now...why dont you focus on that? you realize thats the most important part of your game...? ru going to get a multi terrabyte ram computer to run solves yourself for those? lol...

everytime i hear you talk about poker you go into this loop of talkin about solvers and stuff just like you talk about philosophy and other bs its just a bunch of nonsense i hope you realize that.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 16:57. Posts 2919


  On April 28 2022 15:11 hiems wrote:
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explain what u mean exactly by "need to study the solvers" because I have no idea what u r talking about.

you dont even have a preflop strategy right now...why dont you focus on that? you realize thats the most important part of your game...? ru going to get a multi terrabyte ram computer to run solves yourself for those? lol...

everytime i hear you talk about poker you go into this loop of talkin about solvers and stuff just like you talk about philosophy and other bs its just a bunch of nonsense i hope you realize that.



wat about mass data/population tendencies?

also what about mental game? last i checked that is what was the downfall of your career.

like 90% of brian rast game is focus on what he is good at instead of solvers. he is a knife fighter, not a chart reader and he is one of the most successful pros albeit in live mtt and mix games.

maybe instead of just talking about solvers and doing nothing it is better to just jump into 25nl or something get your feet wet and start from there... who would have thought...

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 20:02. Posts 4916


  On April 28 2022 14:56 RiKD wrote:
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What happened to you?

You prefer silver and gold over BTC now?



I perfer freedom the most

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 28 2022 20:03. Posts 4916

With gold n silver there is less risk, btc who knows what happen. All tech eventually becomes obsolete. Silver n gold is gods currency. U can get some crypto too to diversify.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 22:08. Posts 2919

im considering building a desktop finally. its not cheap.

gto+ is a good program but I prefer PIO. PiO came out with PiO 2 which further reduces solvetime.

PIO Pro maxes out at 16 cores, PIO Edge allows up to 64 cores I think.

cores = solver speed, ram = max size of the game tree.

build 1 for me is ryzen 5950x which is 16 core processor that maxes out at 128gb ram.
build 2 is threadripper 3960x which is 24 core processor that maxes out at 256gb ram.

build 1 is ~ 2500 bucks
build 2 is ~4000-4500 bucks depending on if you get your processor / motherboard used.

im considering getting build 2 and just leaving it on pio pro not utilizing 8 cores and leaving it at 128gb ram. this saves ~1k on pio edge license as well as 564 dollars on 4x32 ram....but leaves options to upgrade as see fit whether its upgrade ram or utilize all cores. this route with used processor/motherboard comes out to 3587 after paying guy to build it for me. possible to reduce it a bit by buying worse graphics card.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 28/04/2022 22:10

hiems   United States. Apr 28 2022 22:22. Posts 2919

^ but ultimately u dont need all of this...its just vanity post.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 03:14. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 06:19 hiems wrote:
Lol u don't need a fancy solver to beat 25nl genius.

Notice wit ur communist activities such as playing guitar u do everything in ur power 2 make it work..."all I needZ is a student guitar"

Yet in poker all of the sudden u start talking about all this shit u don't need and don't want to come up with any ways to work around the problem lol wat a joke.



Of course, I don't need a solver to beat 25 NL or maybe I do these days. Like most players back in my day I was a hand reader, game flow guy. I'd figure out how to beat each opponent and do that. It was supplemented with a lot of work on that hold 'em app I don't even remember what it's called but you could choose hand ranges and see equities and Pro Poker Tools for PLO. If I would have had solvers back then I would have been all over them but they didn't exist.

There is a difference between buying a beginner guitar that fits me well and deciding to play poker tired after work. I saw on wikipedia that LLinusLLove did a thing where he started at micros and built up to 100 NL. That's actually what I probably should do but there is another camp that would say just save some money and take shots at 100 NL.

So, the ideal standard would be 5ptbb/100 @ 200 NL 30k hands / month = $72,000

I have beat that in my past but I realize the landscape is a lot different from the poker boom. Which is why I want to study solvers as soon as possible.

Realistically, if I am working I play 10,000 hands in a month maybe? And I'll be playing worse.

2 ptbb/100 @ 25 NL is literally a penny a hand. I play 10k hands in a month = $100

That is getting me no where.

What's worse if rake is high or people are studying solvers @ 25 NL (like you) my rusty ass may not even be making 2ptbb/100.

Let's say I am 1ptbb/100 @ 100 NL which I probably am not at this point.

1ptbb/100 @ 100 NL is literally 2 pennies a hand. I play 10k hands in a month and make $200.

5 ptbb/100 @ 100 NL @ 360,000 hands in a year I'm only making $36,000. That's barely more than I am making now although I think I would rather play poker if the money is even but I am not sure on that.

How many hands can people reasonably play in an hour these days?

400?

5ptbb/100 @ 200 NL would be 20c / hand = $80/hr I would definitely take that

1ptbb/100 @ 100 NL would be 2 pennies / hand = $8/hr I obviously would not take that

So, to get where I want to get I'm going to need solvers.

I don't want to be Phil Ivey anymore. I want to be just some random guy that studies solvers and crushes online NLHE pseudonymously.


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 03:27. Posts 7454

It's like in 2006 not watching a Green Plastic video. No one needed CardRunners but little shit he was teaching dramatically increases winrates and bankrolls.


It's like when I tried an honest job and playing poker at the same time and lost some money tjbentham would berate me every time we chatted that I should be playing higher stakes. It's literally burning money.

I'm still figuring out all the startup costs. I don't know what Ignition is. I do know a 30'' monitor increases winrate and happiness tremendously. I'm not that thrilled to grind on this 14'' POS laptop but I'm thinking it's getting intriguing enough that I would do it. Maybe just get a 20'' monitor. They are pretty cheap these days.

I don't even know a lot about solvers I have just seen a lot of Stroggoz's hands and talked to him and thought that he played very well. I didn't realize PiO edge costs $1,000 or that I'd need a $5k desktop to run it well. There are probably non-bad budget options at this point. Just like DAWs. Ableton 11 Live Pro is a shit ton but Reaper is potentially even better and it's virtually free. I'm just feeling it out at this point. Keep in mind besides private live games I haven't played a hand of poker since 2010.


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 03:35. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 12:19 lostaccount wrote:
Now I have lots of time since I don’t grind anymore, I find ways to save money. I even started a veggie garden n flower garden. Learn to survive on ur own. I’m gonna learn more survival skills too. Poker is fun once in awhile but it isn’t worth it if I’m making 20-30$ an hour. To sit there for so long, ur health gets worst. Posture is bad n eyes hurt.



I would probably take $20-30 / hr at this point. I don't think there is opportunity cost. It's not like I am passing up some job as a software engineer or any engineer to quit college for poker. In high school people just thought I'd end up with some job that would make $100k or whatever and poker was just like WHAT?!?!?! But, partly because of poker and partly because I didn't like academia I cruised through a History degree. Which I didn't think about it back then but I should have snap called poker as what I would focus on 100% as soon as I decided not to be a lawyer or a teacher. The expected value of a history degree on it's own is pretty shitty and I was playing poker all the time so I wasn't doing any research or getting close to any professors or getting any references, etc.

Now, I am in a similar position except my current prospects are even worse. Work retail or whatever other shitty job at $15-20/hr.

2ptbb/100 @ 200 NL @ 400 hands/hr is $32/hr. That's pretty good imo.

There's no law school in my future. In fact I don't see any education in my future. It's shit employment and shit training basically. Maybe my mind isn't thinking enough or thinking outside the box or creatively but poker could potentially be an out. My brother has been saying this for years.


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 03:38. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 12:25 lostaccount wrote:
If u drive n have a car, u can do Uber eats or skip the dishes. In my city I think u can make 300$ a day 8 hours. But after gas insurance etc ur averaging 25-30$ an hour. I would rather do that than play poker.



Really?

I have driven for Uber. It's pretty miserable. Maybe you can hit $40/hr on pseudo-outlier events like a football game when the bars close, etc. but overall it's pretty shitty even though I liked talking to the customers.

I also delivered pizzas. It's a similar deal. On a Friday night I could make more than the owner. I know this because he would rib me about it. But, on a Monday you are making nothing.


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 03:50. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 15:11 hiems wrote:
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explain what u mean exactly by "need to study the solvers" because I have no idea what u r talking about.

you dont even have a preflop strategy right now...why dont you focus on that? you realize thats the most important part of your game...? ru going to get a multi terrabyte ram computer to run solves yourself for those? lol...

everytime i hear you talk about poker you go into this loop of talkin about solvers and stuff just like you talk about philosophy and other bs its just a bunch of nonsense i hope you realize that.



I have a preflop strategy and I am 100% positive that it is sub-optimal. I would also want to sim spots post-flop that I am unsure about which at this point after looking at a lot of Stroggoz hands I am unsure about every spot. Let me play a fish heads-up and I'll make 20+ptbb/100. Put me at a 500 NL 6-max table with people that have put in substantial solver work and I am probably a -15ptbb/100 spot or worse. My goal isn't to beat 25 NL it's to beat 1,000 NL or more realistically at this point 100 or 200 NL and see what happens.

I am kind of like the Russians and Brazilians that still play poker. It's not like I can get a PhD and do research in math like Stroggoz which is basically a dream. There are no dreams for me left. Playing even 30,000 hands in a month sounds pretty bad to me at this point but I would do it if I could get out of retail hell.


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 03:57. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 15:57 hiems wrote:
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wat about mass data/population tendencies?

also what about mental game? last i checked that is what was the downfall of your career.

like 90% of brian rast game is focus on what he is good at instead of solvers. he is a knife fighter, not a chart reader and he is one of the most successful pros albeit in live mtt and mix games.

maybe instead of just talking about solvers and doing nothing it is better to just jump into 25nl or something get your feet wet and start from there... who would have thought...



I probably undervalue mass data / population tendencies. I was talking to Stroggoz one time about that and I saw the value like with how people play the blinds but I never cared about that too much when I played. It was all about the player, game flow, and hand reading for the most part. Obviously, pot odds and bet sizing, etc. matter a lot too.

Mental game is most important. I never had issues until I started taking shots in big games and PLO run bad. There was also the time where I was depressed and smoking weed and taking couch medicines all day. Other wise if I had a bunch of buy-ins for a limit and grinded it out I was fine besides not always getting in hands.

I am not Brian Rast. I have no desire to play live MTTs or mixed games. I want to pseudonymously take tons of cash out of online NLHE games.

 Last edit: 29/04/2022 04:11

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 03:57. Posts 7454


  On April 28 2022 21:08 hiems wrote:
im considering building a desktop finally. its not cheap.

gto+ is a good program but I prefer PIO. PiO came out with PiO 2 which further reduces solvetime.

PIO Pro maxes out at 16 cores, PIO Edge allows up to 64 cores I think.

cores = solver speed, ram = max size of the game tree.

build 1 for me is ryzen 5950x which is 16 core processor that maxes out at 128gb ram.
build 2 is threadripper 3960x which is 24 core processor that maxes out at 256gb ram.

build 1 is ~ 2500 bucks
build 2 is ~4000-4500 bucks depending on if you get your processor / motherboard used.

im considering getting build 2 and just leaving it on pio pro not utilizing 8 cores and leaving it at 128gb ram. this saves ~1k on pio edge license as well as 564 dollars on 4x32 ram....but leaves options to upgrade as see fit whether its upgrade ram or utilize all cores. this route with used processor/motherboard comes out to 3587 after paying guy to build it for me. possible to reduce it a bit by buying worse graphics card.



It's not vanity until you buy it and post pics


gawdawaful   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:04. Posts 9002

I'm pretty sure there's a couple sites that accepts US players. Bovada/ignition comes to mind. Playing on these sites will at least allow you to not move right off the bat. Seems like you will benefit having your support base around you as opposed to a new city + back to the lonely existence of online grinding.
On the poker front, maybe keep your initial investment minimal. Lots of info available just via RIO that will likely help you more than running your own sims at this point. If you enjoy online poker still, maybe then look into investing capital in hardware or whatever else.

Im only good at poker when I run good 

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:07. Posts 7454

How can Ignition accept USA players?

What is the loophole and is it in danger of getting DOJ'd?


lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:15. Posts 4916

If I was gonna make money from poker, I would run a bot farm. I break their tos cuz I don’t really like the sites greed anyways. If I’m taking money from professional, too bad everything is slowly getting AI driven. An online poker players job isn’t that special. Yea rikd imo if u play poker, might lead to more stress cuz of swings. I feel way happier now that I don’t grind. I think u just need to learn to find cost saving areas. Cuz 31k is a lot. What do u spend money on?

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:15. Posts 4916

But lucky for them I don’t want to win that way lol. If I was money hungry I totally do that lol

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:16. Posts 7454

It looks like there isn't any play money on Ignition.

I kind of wanted to see how the software is before I save and throw a thousand on there for the Poker Bonus. I should probably read what the bonus entails as well.


lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:18. Posts 4916

Honestly if u save 7k a year and Invest it well, u be okay when ur 65-70. You won’t live a ballin lifestyle but it won’t be a shitty life though.

I would buy 2.5k in gold
2.5k in silver
2k maybe crypto maybe Tesla

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:19. Posts 4916

I’m making less than u a year but without my investments amount lol. If u count my investments then I’m doing alright.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:20. Posts 7454

"With the 100% Poker Welcome Bonus at Ignition, you'll receive up to $1,000 in bonus cash after you make your first deposit; we'll match that deposit dollar-for-dollar, then you'll have 30 days to play poker and collect your bonus money. Every raked hand of cash poker you play will add to your bonus."

This is rather ambiguous.


lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:23. Posts 4916


  On April 29 2022 02:35 RiKD wrote:
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I would probably take $20-30 / hr at this point. I don't think there is opportunity cost. It's not like I am passing up some job as a software engineer or any engineer to quit college for poker. In high school people just thought I'd end up with some job that would make $100k or whatever and poker was just like WHAT?!?!?! But, partly because of poker and partly because I didn't like academia I cruised through a History degree. Which I didn't think about it back then but I should have snap called poker as what I would focus on 100% as soon as I decided not to be a lawyer or a teacher. The expected value of a history degree on it's own is pretty shitty and I was playing poker all the time so I wasn't doing any research or getting close to any professors or getting any references, etc.

Now, I am in a similar position except my current prospects are even worse. Work retail or whatever other shitty job at $15-20/hr.

2ptbb/100 @ 200 NL @ 400 hands/hr is $32/hr. That's pretty good imo.

There's no law school in my future. In fact I don't see any education in my future. It's shit employment and shit training basically. Maybe my mind isn't thinking enough or thinking outside the box or creatively but poker could potentially be an out. My brother has been saying this for years.


Maybe I guess Vancouver is an expensive city so wages are higher I guess. I’m not sure about other markets

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:26. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 04:15 lostaccount wrote:
If I was gonna make money from poker, I would run a bot farm. I break their tos cuz I don’t really like the sites greed anyways. If I’m taking money from professional, too bad everything is slowly getting AI driven. An online poker players job isn’t that special. Yea rikd imo if u play poker, might lead to more stress cuz of swings. I feel way happier now that I don’t grind. I think u just need to learn to find cost saving areas. Cuz 31k is a lot. What do u spend money on?



$31k is not that much. It's not abject poverty but I still have to be there 40 hours/week. I spend too much eating out and I need to figure out that qbittorrent thing that Loco posted. I was spending a lot on music equipment but that project is complete besides getting an acoustic guitar. I spend money on my guitar lessons. I buy video games on my switch. I was signed up to a lot of media or just random shit like photo shop. Most of it I signed up when I was manic and then it's hard to get rid of. I have a web domain that I have never used and $200+ just gets taking out of my AMEX because I forget I have it. Lot's of more dumb stuff probably.


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:28. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 04:15 lostaccount wrote:
But lucky for them I don’t want to win that way lol. If I was money hungry I totally do that lol



I remember there was a ring of bots colluding early 2010s in PLO. Would be like 4 at a table. Card deletion in PLO would be HUGE. My friend was onto it and sent PokerStars all the info. It took Stars like 6-7 months to do anything. My friend was on life tilt and quit poker. He was easily top 5 in the world at HU NLHE at one point. I can't imagine how bad things are now which is a reason not to play poker.


lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:30. Posts 4916

Yea maybe u can play poker on the side, n when u have vacation n a decent bankroll u can give it a shot. Maybe it works out maybe it doesn’t.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:30. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 04:18 lostaccount wrote:
Honestly if u save 7k a year and Invest it well, u be okay when ur 65-70. You won’t live a ballin lifestyle but it won’t be a shitty life though.

I would buy 2.5k in gold
2.5k in silver
2k maybe crypto maybe Tesla



There is no chance in hell I am buying gold or silver.

Crypto maybe. Tesla maybe.

But, honestly, I am just shipping money into the 401k and that is it. Maybe, I stop shipping it because they don't match it where I work and then I put it in Vanguard index funds.


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:31. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 04:19 lostaccount wrote:
I’m making less than u a year but without my investments amount lol. If u count my investments then I’m doing alright.



Yeah, but you don't work in retail hell. Of course the investments matter.

Who wouldn't just want investments that they can live off of?


lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:32. Posts 4916


  On April 29 2022 04:26 RiKD wrote:
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$31k is not that much. It's not abject poverty but I still have to be there 40 hours/week. I spend too much eating out and I need to figure out that qbittorrent thing that Loco posted. I was spending a lot on music equipment but that project is complete besides getting an acoustic guitar. I spend money on my guitar lessons. I buy video games on my switch. I was signed up to a lot of media or just random shit like photo shop. Most of it I signed up when I was manic and then it's hard to get rid of. I have a web domain that I have never used and $200+ just gets taking out of my AMEX because I forget I have it. Lot's of more dumb stuff probably.


31k is not ballin but it’s comfortable. U just spend money on random and maybe useless things. Gotta learn to resist the urge to buy n save n invest n let ur money work 4 u

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. Apr 29 2022 05:35. Posts 4916


  On April 29 2022 04:31 RiKD wrote:
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Yeah, but you don't work in retail hell. Of course the investments matter.

Who wouldn't just want investments that they can live off of?


Yea I understand to get out of that hole you must save. Gotta start somewhere. If I were in ur shoes, I would save as much as I can so I get out of that job. Bruh I use to grind poker a lot n saved enough. I put in the work in the past so I can chill now.
So if you want to chill in the near future gotta spend the least amount possible n save n invest as much as you can.

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 05:48. Posts 7454

Anyways, Ignition is intriguing. I have to figure out the actual terms of what the Bonus is. I really don't know how many hands I feel like playing in a month or how many hands I can reasonably play when I am tired after work. I don't really feel like dropping a paycheck on there with my credit card either. I certainly can't afford to drop $5k+ on a solver setup. Maybe I just drop $150 like my first deposit on PokerStars and run the damn thing up. That feels like a slight waste of time but there is probably a compromise somewhere in between grinding out 10 NL with $150 and dropping a paycheck worth in there to play 100 NL.


Santafairy   Korea (South). Apr 29 2022 14:56. Posts 2153

i don't know where rikd said it but he said he feels bad because he can't spend $10k at club night or something

i just wanted to say you were just as much of a sucker then as now, just one with loose cash

It seems to be not very profitable in the long run to play those kind of hands. - Gus Hansen 

hiems   United States. Apr 29 2022 15:31. Posts 2919


  On April 29 2022 04:26 RiKD wrote:
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$31k is not that much. It's not abject poverty but I still have to be there 40 hours/week. I spend too much eating out and I need to figure out that qbittorrent thing that Loco posted. I was spending a lot on music equipment but that project is complete besides getting an acoustic guitar. I spend money on my guitar lessons. I buy video games on my switch. I was signed up to a lot of media or just random shit like photo shop. Most of it I signed up when I was manic and then it's hard to get rid of. I have a web domain that I have never used and $200+ just gets taking out of my AMEX because I forget I have it. Lot's of more dumb stuff probably.


Lol u pay $$$ for photo shop n no1 cars about ur art n i use ms paint n im a master l d vel artist lol..

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Apr 29 2022 15:34. Posts 2919


  On April 29 2022 04:48 RiKD wrote:
Anyways, Ignition is intriguing. I have to figure out the actual terms of what the Bonus is. I really don't know how many hands I feel like playing in a month or how many hands I can reasonably play when I am tired after work. I don't really feel like dropping a paycheck on there with my credit card either. I certainly can't afford to drop $5k+ on a solver setup. Maybe I just drop $150 like my first deposit on PokerStars and run the damn thing up. That feels like a slight waste of time but there is probably a compromise somewhere in between grinding out 10 NL with $150 and dropping a paycheck worth in there to play 100 NL.



Lol I post a very good threadripper 3960x solver set up for $4k and dis guy 1 ups me with $5k .... well played

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 29/04/2022 15:40

RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 16:54. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 14:31 hiems wrote:
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Lol u pay $$$ for photo shop n no1 cars about ur art n i use ms paint n im a master l d vel artist lol..



I signed up when I was manic and never used it...


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 16:55. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 14:34 hiems wrote:
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Lol I post a very good threadripper 3960x solver set up for $4k and dis guy 1 ups me with $5k .... well played


I just assumed no used equipment and PiO edge...


RiKD    United States. Apr 29 2022 17:01. Posts 7454

But, really I just wanted some answers about Ignition.

Why can it operate in USA?

Is it gonna get DOJ'd?

How many hands of 25 NL would I have to play to clear the bonus?


hiems   United States. Apr 29 2022 17:07. Posts 2919


  On April 29 2022 15:54 RiKD wrote:
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I signed up when I was manic and never used it...



So u admit I'm a masterful artist

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Apr 29 2022 17:38. Posts 2919


  On April 29 2022 04:04 gawdawaful wrote:
I'm pretty sure there's a couple sites that accepts US players. Bovada/ignition comes to mind. Playing on these sites will at least allow you to not move right off the bat. Seems like you will benefit having your support base around you as opposed to a new city + back to the lonely existence of online grinding.
On the poker front, maybe keep your initial investment minimal. Lots of info available just via RIO that will likely help you more than running your own sims at this point. If you enjoy online poker still, maybe then look into investing capital in hardware or whatever else.



Seems this guy agrees with hiems the wise.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 29/04/2022 17:39

RiKD    United States. Apr 30 2022 03:52. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 16:01 RiKD wrote:
But, really I just wanted some answers about Ignition.

Why can it operate in USA?

Is it gonna get DOJ'd?

How many hands of 25 NL would I have to play to clear the bonus?



I still don't know about Ignition. I don't want to get RedNine'd or DOJ'd. I'm surprised you haven't looked into this hiems.

I found more info about the poker bonus. It's based on raked hand that the player is involved in. We need someone like Daut in his prime to figure out exactly what that means. It said something like 15 "ignition miles" = $1 of rake. 150 "ignition miles" = $1 of bonus cleared. I could be wrong on that just going off the top of my head. That would mean $10 of rake = $1 of bonus cleared. But, then we need to know the rake structure at Ignition and how many pots we are going to play in an hour... it gets a little complicated that's why we need someone like Daut. I'm surprised hiems the wise one wouldn't be up to speed on this stuff either tbh.


RiKD    United States. Apr 30 2022 03:53. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 16:07 hiems wrote:
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So u admit I'm a masterful artist



When it comes to ms paint you are not bad


RiKD    United States. Apr 30 2022 04:00. Posts 7454


  On April 29 2022 16:38 hiems wrote:
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Seems this guy agrees with hiems the wise.


I lived in Pittsburgh for 3 years. I probably have more friends there than anywhere tbh. But, obviously moving would probably cost me like $5k at the least. I'd be paying rent. To be pro I always like the idea of 6 months living expenses. I'm obviously not moving on 25 NL money.

I want to know about this solved pre-flop strategy that hiems mentioned the other day. That would get me started. It seems like there is more variation in bet-sizing these days too. I got into that a lot in PLO depending on board textures and perceived ranges but I never got into it that much in NLHE.


RiKD    United States. Apr 30 2022 04:09. Posts 7454

Super desktop = $5k
PiO edge = $1k

Let's say living expenses are $2k/month. 6 months = $12k in a liquid situation

Moving expenses = $5k

That's $23k just including bare bones stuff to be setup in Pittsburgh. That's a long way to go at this point considering I'd be playing tired after work every day besides my days off. I'm not sure if it could be done tbh. I just have an inkling that I am going to need a lot of solver work to beat 200 NL. Throwing on $150 as an experiment might be fun though.


RiKD    United States. Apr 30 2022 06:37. Posts 7454

I 2 tabled tonight on Ignition for a couple of hours it was pretty fun.

I'm not sure how I feel about the software but the UX / UI isn't bad. I am also not sure how I feel about the anonymous tables. I do think that a 20'' monitor is mandatory for 4+ tabling.

Sesh was pretty standard. Ran decent and won a buy-in.

Biggest hands were I raise QQ utg (6max), fish calls, guy squeezes to sharp size, I make it 22 bbs and the dude decided to shove with the 7s6s. lol.

Some guy punted half a stack into my set.

Some guy limp / called with the Q3o and decided to bluff it all off with complete air

Messing around on Ignition might be something I'm interested in. Of course, I'm going to have losing sessions too which won't be fun but overall it might take my mind off of things and be more fun than video games. Limbo and Inside and Mega Man 2 are pretty fun though. I think if I was better at StarCraft that would be more fun too. But, poker is fun and I get to utilize my keyboard and mouse. I still think League of Legends would be fun even though Loco says it is a shitty game. He never said why?


hiems   United States. Apr 30 2022 06:55. Posts 2919


  On April 30 2022 02:53 RiKD wrote:
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When it comes to ms paint you are not bad



Lol "not bad".

I'm like fyckin Picasso the Vinci, carvigio, Mozart, and Rembrandt combined in2 1 person

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. Apr 30 2022 06:56. Posts 2919


  On April 30 2022 05:37 RiKD wrote:
I 2 tabled tonight on Ignition for a couple of hours it was pretty fun.

I'm not sure how I feel about the software but the UX / UI isn't bad. I am also not sure how I feel about the anonymous tables. I do think that a 20'' monitor is mandatory for 4+ tabling.

Sesh was pretty standard. Ran decent and won a buy-in.

Biggest hands were I raise QQ utg (6max), fish calls, guy squeezes to sharp size, I make it 22 bbs and the dude decided to shove with the 7s6s. lol.

Some guy punted half a stack into my set.

Some guy limp / called with the Q3o and decided to bluff it all off with complete air

Messing around on Ignition might be something I'm interested in. Of course, I'm going to have losing sessions too which won't be fun but overall it might take my mind off of things and be more fun than video games. Limbo and Inside and Mega Man 2 are pretty fun though. I think if I was better at StarCraft that would be more fun too. But, poker is fun and I get to utilize my keyboard and mouse. I still think League of Legends would be fun even though Loco says it is a shitty game. He never said why?



Never listen 2 the dumb loco.

He probably tilted after feeding the other team lol..

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 30/04/2022 06:56

CurbStomp2   Finland. Apr 30 2022 15:31. Posts 79

I think it's funny that we all have this thinking that if we move to some other city/country things will be better. Rust Cohle called it "life trap" in True Detective.


RiKD    United States. Apr 30 2022 16:54. Posts 7454

It could be better.

But, what is that saying?

You can run but you can't run from yourself (or other variations of that)


hiems   United States. Apr 30 2022 19:02. Posts 2919

I don't think its weird at all.

If you are unhappy a change in scenery can make all the difference in the world.

As long as u are aware of those pitfalls like not working on urself or aspects of ur life, etc...and u have a reasonable plan I think its fine.

There is no plan for life that doesn't have drawbacks. For example if u are married u miss out on xyz, if u are single u miss out on xyz...

There is no point in second guessing stuff like that u have to come up with a plan that works for u to the best of ur knowledge and just do ur best to see it through

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 01 2022 04:22. Posts 7454

hiems, you really going to pull the trigger on that solver setup after Stroggoz said playing poker was similarly as bad as an idea as moving to Siberia? (ROFL)


RiKD    United States. May 01 2022 05:41. Posts 7454

It's funny that my adrenaline get's flowing playing 10 NL.

I also didn't read the fine print. I think my money is locked on there until I clear the bonus or 30 days are up.


RiKD    United States. May 01 2022 06:26. Posts 7454

I feel like I'm playing more like Ivey when I want to be playing like Linus.


lostaccount   Canada. May 01 2022 16:49. Posts 4916

Hiems being Vinci etc in ms paint is still ms paint. I’m da Vinci + napoleon + sun tse in real life lol jk I wish though

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. May 01 2022 16:50. Posts 4916

Then u add in Tesla and some pararohs n kings n I become a living God. Avatar aang

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. May 01 2022 16:51. Posts 4916



Lol u pay $$$ for photo shop n no1 cars about ur art n i use ms paint n im a master l d vel artist lol..[/QUOTE]

I signed up when I was manic and never used it...[/QUOTE]

So u admit I'm a masterful artist[/QUOTE]

Of cours u r, u r da wise hiems like daut mention

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

lostaccount   Canada. May 01 2022 16:58. Posts 4916

But hiems is pretty wise compare to the average person who are fuck in the next 5-10 years

peace is our desire catch 22 peace sign x 2, my soulmates i admire. love with thrill is fire, God ur powers higher make our dreams we may acquire 

hiems   United States. May 01 2022 20:53. Posts 2919

Jlost u need 2 remember that no matter how much the dumb loco tries 2 bring u down u r a wise Dali lama type and loco is a dum degenerate Rasputin.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 01 2022 21:04. Posts 2919

Loco hates on ppl that r higher level gurus then him like u n tutz.

Im not at all a guru type but he hates me cause of my memes and that i beat him.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 01 2022 21:04. Posts 2919

He has also been after me since I said I like Francisco Franco

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 00:49. Posts 7454

It's weird. I think I have been eeking it out so long that losing $100 at online poker would make me sad. I don't really spend a whole lot of money besides the DAW project. If my $100 headphones broke I'd be sad too. I once lost $50k in a day. I was really sad. I am not going to say I would be sadder to lose $100 now than when I lost $50k but it's just funny that that would be comparable. As a poker pro that is all that I knew. Swings had to be more than like $10,000 to get me sad. Now, since I only make $15/hr and spend very little I think $100 NL would take some getting used to. Losing $1,000 at this point would make me very sad. I realize being sad is just a temporary thing but there is also something called bankroll management so risk of ruin is managed to a reasonable level. Like I said, my adrenaline gets going a bit even at 10 NL. It's pretty wild. I would have to rebuild the tolerances to handily beat 200 NL.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 01:46. Posts 7454

I am pretty up to speed on the software. 2 tabling is getting kind of boring. I need at least a 20'' monitor to 4 table probably.

Also, hiems, where can I find that solved pf strategy you were talking about. I could google it but I want the good / right one.

Aren't you glad this is turning into a poker blog?


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 01:49. Posts 7454

As much as I love Phil Ivey he's washed up. Linus is the way.

Even if these games are much much closer to a nosebleed private game shit show in China I must learn the way of Linus.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 02:52. Posts 7454

Just tried to 4 table.... That was shaky as fuck and I got tilted.

It feels like 4 tabling is 3+ times as hard as 2-tabling on this software.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 02:52. Posts 7454

(With a 14'' screen)


gawdawaful   Canada. May 02 2022 04:23. Posts 9002


  On April 29 2022 16:38 hiems wrote:
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Seems this guy agrees with hiems the wise.


Yeah but I'm not an arrogant internet tough guy though.

Im only good at poker when I run good 

gawdawaful   Canada. May 02 2022 04:25. Posts 9002


  On April 29 2022 04:20 RiKD wrote:
"With the 100% Poker Welcome Bonus at Ignition, you'll receive up to $1,000 in bonus cash after you make your first deposit; we'll match that deposit dollar-for-dollar, then you'll have 30 days to play poker and collect your bonus money. Every raked hand of cash poker you play will add to your bonus."

This is rather ambiguous.



I dunno how they're allowed to operate or what the legality of these sites are. I just know of them. I want to say ACR allows Americans too but I'm not 100% sure. Either way, I think a small, affordable attempt to see if you'll even enjoy online poker still, before you move to PA, is prob wise.

Im only good at poker when I run good 

CurbStomp2   Finland. May 02 2022 11:13. Posts 79


  On May 02 2022 00:46 RiKD wrote:
I am pretty up to speed on the software. 2 tabling is getting kind of boring. I need at least a 20'' monitor to 4 table probably.

Also, hiems, where can I find that solved pf strategy you were talking about. I could google it but I want the good / right one.

Aren't you glad this is turning into a poker blog?



BBZ Poker has this pf chart with all the possible pf info (openings and 3 and 4 bet stuff). I think you have to subscribe to it for 10 dollars a month.


hiems   United States. May 02 2022 12:01. Posts 2919


  On May 02 2022 03:23 gawdawaful wrote:
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Yeah but I'm not an arrogant internet tough guy though.




I realize I cum off mean/narcissistic to rikd.

Not gonna bs any1 and say its all to help rikd tho in a lot of ways I think I have helped.

I don't think I'm an arrogant person. I don't think I'm an internet tough guy either I'm pretty resilient in real life and say stuff that offends/rubs ppl the wrong way all the time while managing to be a functional adult.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 02 2022 14:53. Posts 2919


  On May 01 2022 23:49 RiKD wrote:
It's weird. I think I have been eeking it out so long that losing $100 at online poker would make me sad. I don't really spend a whole lot of money besides the DAW project. If my $100 headphones broke I'd be sad too. I once lost $50k in a day. I was really sad. I am not going to say I would be sadder to lose $100 now than when I lost $50k but it's just funny that that would be comparable. As a poker pro that is all that I knew. Swings had to be more than like $10,000 to get me sad. Now, since I only make $15/hr and spend very little I think $100 NL would take some getting used to. Losing $1,000 at this point would make me very sad. I realize being sad is just a temporary thing but there is also something called bankroll management so risk of ruin is managed to a reasonable level. Like I said, my adrenaline gets going a bit even at 10 NL. It's pretty wild. I would have to rebuild the tolerances to handily beat 200 NL.



No idea what ur expenses r but with 30k gross income u should easily b able to save a 25nl/50nl/100nl roll. Use those to get a decent track record and feel for things.

Ur goals should be 100nl/200nl. Some ppl say 100nl is a waste of time but I think in ur situation I don't think 100nl money is a waste of time esp if u can crush it at a high winrate. Hell even 50nl if u are a good grinder with high winrate.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 02/05/2022 15:01

hiems   United States. May 02 2022 14:56. Posts 2919


  On May 02 2022 00:46 RiKD wrote:
I am pretty up to speed on the software. 2 tabling is getting kind of boring. I need at least a 20'' monitor to 4 table probably.

Also, hiems, where can I find that solved pf strategy you were talking about. I could google it but I want the good / right one.

Aren't you glad this is turning into a poker blog?



Agree on monitor size. Don't waste ur time with a 20 inch or 27 inch get a solid 30 inch if u ever gonna buy one.

Plenty of preflop ranges out there honestly its not really that important how "good" or "close to solver" the ranges are but how much u have em down pat and how easy they are to implement. It's better to have a pretty good strategy u can execute.

Not gonna go beyond that because thats too much info on my end on what I'm doing in my strategy right now.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 02/05/2022 14:59

hiems   United States. May 02 2022 15:27. Posts 2919


  On May 02 2022 13:53 hiems wrote:
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No idea what ur expenses r but with 30k gross income u should easily b able to save a 25nl/50nl/100nl roll. Use those to get a decent track record and feel for things.

Ur goals should be 100nl/200nl. Some ppl say 100nl is a waste of time but I think in ur situation I don't think 100nl money is a waste of time esp if u can crush it at a high winrate. Hell even 50nl if u are a good grinder with high winrate.


Keep in mind tho financially the #1 thing probably still will b to continue having a good track record on ur mental health, work history and build on that while being good wit ur money.

Whether that's getting a promotion or getting a skilled trade or whatever else.

Also stop listening 2 loco n byungchulhan would b a good as well (serious)

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 02/05/2022 15:28

RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 17:16. Posts 7454


  On May 02 2022 03:25 gawdawaful wrote:
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I dunno how they're allowed to operate or what the legality of these sites are. I just know of them. I want to say ACR allows Americans too but I'm not 100% sure. Either way, I think a small, affordable attempt to see if you'll even enjoy online poker still, before you move to PA, is prob wise.


For sure. I definitely have been enjoying it. But, games have been good and I have ran pretty good so far. I think now is the time for suring up my pf leaks. I am probably a little bit too loose overall and weak in the blinds but this won't hurt me in these games. I just need to practice the right way now before bad habits form.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 17:17. Posts 7454


  On May 02 2022 10:13 CurbStomp2 wrote:
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BBZ Poker has this pf chart with all the possible pf info (openings and 3 and 4 bet stuff). I think you have to subscribe to it for 10 dollars a month.


Is it for low stakes 6 max?

The ranges should be adjusted for rake.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 17:54. Posts 7454

I realize probably no one in their right mind is going to solve for 10 NL. But, someone could do like 50 NL and then get the mases hooked. I want as close as true solved for micro stakes rake 6 max. I would take 50 NL for free but not if it's GTO+ wizard. Multiple sources said it was inaccurate.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 17:56. Posts 7454

Also, is a company matched 401k pretty much always going to beat a run of the mill index fund? That means at least 100% roi additional to whatever the fund makes up to $4,000 or w/e it is. That seems pretty good.


CurbStomp2   Finland. May 02 2022 18:14. Posts 79


  On May 02 2022 16:17 RiKD wrote:
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Is it for low stakes 6 max?

The ranges should be adjusted for rake.



They have different ranges based on rake. I think you'll find ranges that are close enough to nl10 or whatever. Also there are sites that gives you kinda puzzles "what to do in this spot" and then they show results based on some solver math (gtowizard is one). So maybe you don't need your own solver?

 Last edit: 02/05/2022 18:24

RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 18:37. Posts 7454

I've heard that gto wizard is kind of speculative.

I saw a couple of home grown type of solved pf ranges for low stakes 6max. I was definitely playing too loose GTO wise but probably my exploitations were correct in these games. Still, last session I tightened up a bit and changed from 2x to 3x. I like playing the .25 or .22 game but I don't want to type in my pf raise number and the rake is pretty high to be totally small ballin' it pf.

I'll figure it out I just like seeing what solver says.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 19:54. Posts 7454

I feel like I've tightened up a bit for the better but I can't play more than 2 tables so the nostalgia is wearing off a bit. Poker still might be more fun than a lot of video games though. I need the novelty of solvers in my life.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 20:13. Posts 7454

How much for a definitive solved pf charts for say 50 NL?

Also, hiems if you give me a solved pf strategy you would also know my strategy as well. And, we are likely to not play together ever.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 20:18. Posts 7454

 Last edit: 03/05/2022 06:56

RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 20:19. Posts 7454

Cash game fun. Maybe more fun than vidya.

 Last edit: 03/05/2022 06:44

RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 20:30. Posts 7454

5+ $0.01 for every $0.20 in the pot $2.00

That is mahousive rake. 20bb cap? Holy shit. 5% is pretty standard but 20bb cap is whoa whoa.


RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 20:35. Posts 7454

Vidya and tendies though?

I dunno.

Pokerz and tendies. Drake meme.

 Last edit: 03/05/2022 06:45

RiKD    United States. May 02 2022 20:42. Posts 7454

BLdSWtTRs was ahead of the curve. So was lolotrickedu.

 Last edit: 03/05/2022 06:53

RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 02:53. Posts 7454

Are there any good betting scripts these days?

It's just annoying to type in .25 and .35 all the damn time.


RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 03:12. Posts 7454

I wonder how much Phil Ivey is making in the Asia games?

 Last edit: 03/05/2022 06:48

hiems   United States. May 03 2022 04:19. Posts 2919


  On May 03 2022 01:53 RiKD wrote:
Are there any good betting scripts these days?

It's just annoying to type in .25 and .35 all the damn time.



Most ppl use jurojin. Its free and it organizes your tables and has bet scripts.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 03 2022 04:20. Posts 2919


  On May 02 2022 19:35 RiKD wrote:
Damn, I was pretty far off solver strategy. There is so much to exploit in these games even though they are anonymous though. It doesn't take too long for anonymous to show it's face.



Try and shut up and just play for awhile.

I feel like this type of stuff offends ppl saying I'm an arrogant asshole blah blah but whatever fuck those ppl.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 06:20. Posts 7454

I have been playing. Had a nice losing sesh today. The big cooler was almost funny in it's coolerness. And was playing tired so made some mistakes for sure. I either play tired or don't get hands in tbh.


RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 07:08. Posts 7454


  On May 03 2022 03:19 hiems wrote:
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Most ppl use jurojin. Its free and it organizes your tables and has bet scripts.


Thank you. Jurojin was exactly what I was looking for and quite a bit more damn.


RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 15:27. Posts 7454

Can anyone confirm if Jurojin betting hotkeys and bb conversion work for Ignition?


CurbStomp2   Finland. May 03 2022 19:22. Posts 79

who's the hottest trap you know?


RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 19:39. Posts 7454

I don't know man. To be honest, I have not wanted a sexual relationship with any transgender woman that I have known yet.


RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 19:45. Posts 7454

What's the deal with this solver situation?

I am in the CO and am facing a HJ raise 2.5x open we are all on 100bbs. This solver is telling me to fold TT and 99. I don't get it.

No calling range and raising JJ+, KJs+, KQo+, AQo+, ATs+, A2s - A5s.

Rake is massive in these games but I don't understand this range.


RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 19:58. Posts 7454

Fold TT in CO to HJ open

BUT

Raise A5s 100% from SB vs LJ open

 Last edit: 03/05/2022 20:00

RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 20:03. Posts 7454

But, probably most solver people don't want this talk out in the open. It's why there are most definitely private solver discords and what not.


hiems   United States. May 03 2022 21:43. Posts 2919


  On May 03 2022 19:03 RiKD wrote:
But, probably most solver people don't want this talk out in the open. It's why there are most definitely private solver discords and what not.



I'm 2 worried about loco to answer u man sorry...

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 03 2022 22:18. Posts 7454

I am not worried but am surprised he didn't resurface with the curbstomp BPD talk. Loco is getting stronger. Of course, CurbStomp is a troll but the BPD bat signal is like moth to light.


hiems   United States. May 04 2022 00:52. Posts 2919


  On May 03 2022 21:18 RiKD wrote:
I am not worried but am surprised he didn't resurface with the curbstomp BPD talk. Loco is getting stronger. Of course, CurbStomp is a troll but the BPD bat signal is like moth to light.



I'm worried about him long term. I feel like there's a chance he might end up homeless at some point in his life...

He does not have millionaire parents like u. He is a cubuckus and I think generally those have lower income.

He needs direction in his life. The airplane guy was spot on in his read...we need 2 help the loco...

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RiKD    United States. May 04 2022 02:32. Posts 7454

Loco will be fine.

This is a poker forum hiems.

Why is GTO+ Wizard different than PiO Solver?


hiems   United States. May 04 2022 07:23. Posts 2919


  On May 04 2022 01:32 RiKD wrote:
Loco will be fine.

This is a poker forum hiems.

Why is GTO+ Wizard different than PiO Solver?



Lol yea but u probably have played less than 1k hands or something so far.

Prove that this poker venture isn't bs and i/other ppl will respond seriously.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 04 2022 13:34. Posts 2919

basically I have no idea if you are more interested blogging about poker so you can interact with ppl, or actually interested in starting poker again.

based on your history for the past few years I dont think u can blame anyone for thinking this...because it has been your modus operandi for a long time now. that's not to say you aren't actually interested in playing poker...i hope thats what you end up doing. thats y i said just shut up and play for awhile...that is probably the best advice 4 u

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

CurbStomp2   Finland. May 04 2022 17:31. Posts 79

I got my disability today so I bought 24 pack to celebrate. What a country.


RiKD    United States. May 05 2022 03:18. Posts 7454

or

Most people can't answer those questions

or

It is not in their interest to answer those questions


RiKD    United States. May 05 2022 03:37. Posts 7454

Why does GTO + wizard say to call KK 100% otb facing a 3bet from the blinds on 100bbs vs why does PiO Solver say to raise 100% in that situation?

These are the types of questions I am thinking. Why should I do the GTO+ trainer if it's solved wrong or at least sub-optimal strategy?

I am playing hands. I'm playing hours. I'm studying. 2 tabling at 10 NL is pretty slow. Lot of limped pots, limps and raises and calls, a lot of pots are going to the flop multi-way. I don't know how many hands I get an hour. I have been putting in hours though. I am in the works to get a new 30'' monitor. They are pretty cheap these days relative.

The other question was CO vs LJ I fold TT yet BB vs LJ I raise A5s 54.8% (and call the rest) I get it CO is really weak with BTN behind and SB + BB but I didn't think it was THAT weak. Obv BB has money in the pot already. It was just surprising is all. But, I understand why nobody would want to have these discussions on an open forum. I could also check my presets (large rake, large cap) vs like 5/10 or 25/50 where the rake is less proportionate to the size of the pots. Whatever.


RiKD    United States. May 05 2022 06:02. Posts 7454


  On May 04 2022 16:31 CurbStomp2 wrote:
I got my disability today so I bought 24 pack to celebrate. What a country.



What is your disability?


RiKD    United States. May 05 2022 06:02. Posts 7454

30'' monitor on the way.


hiems   United States. May 05 2022 12:26. Posts 2919


  On May 04 2022 16:31 CurbStomp2 wrote:
I got my disability today so I bought 24 pack to celebrate. What a country.



Curb u seem 2 be going through alot tho idk how I can help u especially since Finland is such a foreign country to me.

U seem to have alot of anger which I can relate to because I've been there. Hating on xyz race or consuming alcohol obv is not the answer tho.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 05/05/2022 12:28

CurbStomp2   Finland. May 05 2022 13:07. Posts 79


  On May 05 2022 05:02 RiKD wrote:
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What is your disability?


I have schizophrenia. Moneywise I get like 700 euros after they pay my rent.


CurbStomp2   Finland. May 05 2022 13:15. Posts 79


  On May 05 2022 11:26 hiems wrote:
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Curb u seem 2 be going through alot tho idk how I can help u especially since Finland is such a foreign country to me.

U seem to have alot of anger which I can relate to because I've been there. Hating on xyz race or consuming alcohol obv is not the answer tho.




My racism is way more casual than it was with previous account. Alcohol is a problem though and I have kinda given up on life. I just try to get enjoyment where I can and that means unhealthy habits. I think me and RiKD actually have a lot of same issues and it makes sense cause we are both mentally ill. I have tried many medications, therapy, working out, veganism, religion and stuff like that.


gawdawaful   Canada. May 05 2022 13:27. Posts 9002

odin is free for preflop but I think rake structure is for 500z, so maybe just drop some of the lowest parts of your range out

Im only good at poker when I run good 

hiems   United States. May 05 2022 20:16. Posts 2919


  On May 05 2022 12:15 CurbStomp2 wrote:
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My racism is way more casual than it was with previous account. Alcohol is a problem though and I have kinda given up on life. I just try to get enjoyment where I can and that means unhealthy habits. I think me and RiKD actually have a lot of same issues and it makes sense cause we are both mentally ill. I have tried many medications, therapy, working out, veganism, religion and stuff like that.



Yea dude that's tough idk.

If I were resorting to fast pleasures I'd switch from alcohol and instead do Marijuana + munchies/netflix combo with occasional hookers. Way more fun and less messed up for ur health.

This isn't really a sustainable thing either...I just don't know enough about u and Finland's system to contribute anything else.

Also I'm not sure u know from my interactions with rikd but my view on mental illness is that its mostly just bs.



I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 05/05/2022 20:25

hiems   United States. May 05 2022 20:20. Posts 2919


  On May 05 2022 02:37 RiKD wrote:
Why does GTO + wizard say to call KK 100% otb facing a 3bet from the blinds on 100bbs vs why does PiO Solver say to raise 100% in that situation?

These are the types of questions I am thinking. Why should I do the GTO+ trainer if it's solved wrong or at least sub-optimal strategy?

I am playing hands. I'm playing hours. I'm studying. 2 tabling at 10 NL is pretty slow. Lot of limped pots, limps and raises and calls, a lot of pots are going to the flop multi-way. I don't know how many hands I get an hour. I have been putting in hours though. I am in the works to get a new 30'' monitor. They are pretty cheap these days relative.

The other question was CO vs LJ I fold TT yet BB vs LJ I raise A5s 54.8% (and call the rest) I get it CO is really weak with BTN behind and SB + BB but I didn't think it was THAT weak. Obv BB has money in the pot already. It was just surprising is all. But, I understand why nobody would want to have these discussions on an open forum. I could also check my presets (large rake, large cap) vs like 5/10 or 25/50 where the rake is less proportionate to the size of the pots. Whatever.



There is no way gto wizard is flatting KK button vs blinds 3bet so no idea what u r talking about.

Please just stop talking n play like 10k hands.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img]Last edit: 05/05/2022 21:08

CurbStomp2   Finland. May 05 2022 20:34. Posts 79


  On May 05 2022 19:16 hiems wrote:
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Yea dude that's tough idk.

If I were resorting to fast pleasures I'd switch from alcohol and instead do Marijuana + munchies/netflix combo with occasional hookers. Way more fun and less messed up for ur health.

This isn't really a sustainable thing either...I just don't know enough about u and Finland's system to contribute anything else.

Also I'm not sure u know from my interactions with rikd but my view on mental illness is that its mostly just bs.






It's one of those things that is hard to understand if you haven't got personal experiences with it or haven't seen a loved one to deteriorate because of it. Maybe it's even bigger taboo in asian culture?


hiems   United States. May 05 2022 20:56. Posts 2919


  On May 05 2022 19:34 CurbStomp2 wrote:
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It's one of those things that is hard to understand if you haven't got personal experiences with it or haven't seen a loved one to deteriorate because of it. Maybe it's even bigger taboo in asian culture?



Ya idk if its Asian culture but I might be more inclined to think this way partly influenced by just being Asian maybe. I don't think its far fetched to say psychology is BS.

Ex. "Don't listen to ur psychologist...these ppl r fuckin crazy". ...I don't see anything wrong with that statement.

I think depression, bipolar are just normal parts of life some ppl just have it to more extreme levels than others.

1 thing that is a grey area for me is schizophrenia...hard to say what this is really whether its bs or not is debatable.


I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 06 2022 04:21. Posts 7454


  On May 05 2022 19:20 hiems wrote:
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There is no way gto wizard is flatting KK button vs blinds 3bet so no idea what u r talking about.

Please just stop talking n play like 10k hands.


Well, their trainer said to call KK/AA there. I am not lying.

PiO probably makes less than Phil Ivey in these games. I never was Phil Ivey so I cannot hope for that. It's good training grounds for being disciplined and studying solver. I never realized how tight PiO plays in these games. Sklansky was actually right that all of us young guns were playing with an invisible ante. The games are so limpy and cally there is probably someone who could figure out a way better strat. There are no 2 folks who post the bb oop and limp/call a bunch so figuring that out is always fun but I bet like Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Durrrr would beat PiO in these games. I wonder by how much?


hiems   United States. May 06 2022 06:56. Posts 2919

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 08 2022 02:21. Posts 7454

30'' monitor arrived yesterday but unfortunately it did not come with a vga cable. All the stores were closed so ordered one online which will come tomorrow. I have been playing a lot of hours of poker. Not sure if I will play tonight. I am tired and tilted from work and am holding bad energy. Don't want to take that bad energy and fuel it at the poker tables. Tilted before I even start playing. I don't mind playing tired which besides my days off I'm always tired. I don't play quite as well but I still think I have an A- or A game when tired from work. Work isn't the most mentally taxing more so it just takes a toll on willpower and it's actually pleasing to sit down for a while after a long day on my feet. I just noticed some times my hand reading isn't as sharp and I can make more bad plays.


RiKD    United States. May 08 2022 02:32. Posts 7454

It's like I am trying to give myself excuses to tilt and play bad....

Barry Greenstein said mental toughness is the most important attribute of a poker player.

I saw Linus say in an interview he actually enjoys the swings both up and down and I think he was serious. That could be the reason he is so good versus anything else.


RiKD    United States. May 08 2022 04:05. Posts 7454

I am going to say something good about hiems and I don't know how I feel about it.

I will say that he seems to put a lot of hands of poker in while working a full-time job and that is tough to do. I think his nittiness in bankroll could be a hindrance or the fact that he does have a full-time job which is obviously not a hindrance on making money but it is very hard to come home every night and get hands in on an A game. I'm trying. I know Yoda says there is only do or do not but fuck that guy I'm trying.


RiKD    United States. May 10 2022 04:01. Posts 7454

First session with the 30'' monitor. I decided to 4 table. It went pretty well but I'm not sure my computer can handle it. It was kind of laggy. I'm running Jurojin and Spotify as well. The thing about Jurojin is that it is pretty awesome but the damn betting hotkeys stopped working like 2/3 into my sesh. Oh well, overall, not bad for a first outing with new hardware AND software AND doubling the tables.


hiems   United States. May 10 2022 23:37. Posts 2919

As a part time player don't compare ur volume to full time players or people with remote jobs.

5k is acceptable volume. 10k is decent. 20k is good volume. 30k is excellent volume.

Ignition does have zoom so things are a bit different if u go that route.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 11 2022 00:54. Posts 7454

What is the deal with Zoom?


RiKD    United States. May 11 2022 02:11. Posts 7454

I thought my internet connection was solid as fuck but the games get a bit laggy from time to time. I lagged out and folded AQss with tptk on the turn and things like that are just annoying. Is there anything I can do to improve this?


RiKD    United States. May 11 2022 02:14. Posts 7454

Like, Spotify just stopped streaming. It probably doesn't help my parents are downstairs streaming what ever dullard show they are streaming.

Pretty pathetic my life has been and is currently. I'm off in my cave 4 tabling 10 NL complaining about my parents streaming dullard tv shows.

I don't know what to say though. Poker is more fun than most video games.


hiems   United States. May 11 2022 15:01. Posts 2919


  On May 11 2022 01:11 RiKD wrote:
I thought my internet connection was solid as fuck but the games get a bit laggy from time to time. I lagged out and folded AQss with tptk on the turn and things like that are just annoying. Is there anything I can do to improve this?



I'm not saying I don't believe u just that its weird online poker isn't some mmorpg.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 11 2022 15:01. Posts 2919


  On May 10 2022 23:54 RiKD wrote:
What is the deal with Zoom?



Um...u can play more hands obv

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 11 2022 15:20. Posts 2919

have u thought about my suggestion of trying out the "gilf" segment?

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

Santafairy   Korea (South). May 11 2022 17:04. Posts 2153


  On May 10 2022 23:54 RiKD wrote:
What is the deal with Zoom?


well in 2020 after sars-covid-2 (a respiratory disease in the coronavirus family that broke out in late 2019) spread out of the initial city of wuhan, china, and became a global pandemic, in order to combat the spread, governments adopted a policy of social distancing whereby citizens would eschew face to face contact to the extent possible. as a result unnecessary interactions were moved to remote systems to reduce the risk of transmission. zoom quickly became the most common application for this remote telelifestyle. but now as social distancing winds down, the company is facing the horrifying truth that they will never face a period of such demand again in their entire existence as they did in this once in a century pandemic.

It seems to be not very profitable in the long run to play those kind of hands. - Gus Hansen 

Stroggoz   New Zealand. May 11 2022 17:47. Posts 5046


  On May 11 2022 14:01 hiems wrote:
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Um...u can play more hands obv


U can rake people faster, you mean to say.

More rake is better.

One of 3 non decent human beings on a site of 5 people with between 2-3 decent human beings 

hiems   United States. May 11 2022 21:59. Posts 2919


  On May 11 2022 16:47 Stroggoz wrote:
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U can rake people faster, you mean to say.

More rake is better.



Ya i realize most ppl recommend reg tables I was just speaking about volume. Zoom can be a good tool to improve your game tho.

Fwiw nj doesn't have zoom.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

RiKD    United States. May 12 2022 01:13. Posts 7454


  On May 11 2022 14:01 hiems wrote:
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I'm not saying I don't believe u just that its weird online poker isn't some mmorpg.




It is weird. I don't know if my computer is having a hard time running everything or if it is solely an internet connection. My parents watch bad tv every night for like 2-4 hours on streaming services so that could be it too.


RiKD    United States. May 12 2022 01:15. Posts 7454


  On May 11 2022 14:20 hiems wrote:
have u thought about my suggestion of trying out the "gilf" segment?

+ Show Spoiler +




I actually watched 20 min. of this on my lunch break. I think that I will pass.

 Last edit: 12/05/2022 03:19

RiKD    United States. May 12 2022 01:17. Posts 7454


  On May 11 2022 16:47 Stroggoz wrote:
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U can rake people faster, you mean to say.

More rake is better.



Doesn't matter if the rake structure is the same no?

What does matter is if my win-rate goes down on Zoom or not and by how much.

Let's say I get double the hands in yet my win-rate is cut in half. That is not a great outcome imo (variance, stress, etc.)


RiKD    United States. May 12 2022 03:25. Posts 7454

God damn it. I'm actually relatively tilted. I have to figure out this lag issue and what I need to do to make it better.

I sqz'd 2 donks with AJo and the flop came Jd Jc 8d.......

Short sb shoves it in, I raise small but instead I time out and fold even though I could do actions on other tables.

This happened in Argentina and it was definitely the internet. 4bet / timing out with AK / AA, chk/raise and folding sets. This case today is a little mind boggling though because I know for a fact we have really good internet. All I'm running on my computer is Jurojin, Ignition, and Spotify and like 2 Chrome pages.


RiKD    United States. May 12 2022 03:31. Posts 7454

Just ran an ookla speed test:

ping (ms) = 50
download (Mbps) = 148.6
upload (Mbps) = 23.54

This should not be an issue?


RiKD    United States. May 12 2022 05:07. Posts 7454

I think I found the culprit.

I believe for some reason Jurojin really gums everything up and causes the lag. Never had any issues before I used it and that last session there was no lag whatsoever when I didn't use it.

The other possibility is that my parents went to sleep and stopped streaming shitty tv shows.


Stroggoz   New Zealand. May 12 2022 07:46. Posts 5046

Play what you feel. Yes, the rake structure is the same. That's why zoom has way higher rake per hour, and more $ per hour if your winrates are similar. If you can do well at zoom you can make mad bank.

Zoom is not so great if your learning. But in this day and age you learn off the table anyway, or your done.

One of 3 non decent human beings on a site of 5 people with between 2-3 decent human beings 

hiems   United States. May 12 2022 08:25. Posts 2919


  On May 12 2022 06:46 Stroggoz wrote:
Play what you feel. Yes, the rake structure is the same. That's why zoom has way higher rake per hour, and more $ per hour if your winrates are similar. If you can do well at zoom you can make mad bank.

Zoom is not so great if your learning. But in this day and age you learn off the table anyway, or your done.



Seems like stroggos can't beat zoom.

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

hiems   United States. May 12 2022 14:52. Posts 2919

stroggo i jus messin wit u

I beat Loco!!! [img]https://i.imgur.com/wkwWj2d.png[/img] 

CurbStomp2   Finland. May 12 2022 18:19. Posts 79

What your folks watch rikd? Ive been watching this reality tv show about famous finnish movie producer and his young trophy wife. my mom watches it too and today i had therapy and my therapist watches it as well. i haven't really been into reality tv before and the last thing i watched was geordie shore.


RiKD    United States. May 13 2022 04:42. Posts 7454


  On May 12 2022 06:46 Stroggoz wrote:
Play what you feel. Yes, the rake structure is the same. That's why zoom has way higher rake per hour, and more $ per hour if your winrates are similar. If you can do well at zoom you can make mad bank.

Zoom is not so great if your learning. But in this day and age you learn off the table anyway, or your done.



True. I am still getting comfortable 4-tabling regular cash games. Betting hotkeys are amazing but not if they are going to lag my games out. I'm so fucking sick of typing in .25 and having another game interrupt it ad infinitum. I just decided to make it .30. I don't think it really matters in these games although it feels like I get 3-bet more when I make it .30.

I'll try Zoom when I am comfortable playing 25 NL. I want to have a BR of $500 before I start taking shots. I realize going the route of starting at 100 NL and just taking shots may be more ideal but I don't think I make enough to do that ($15/hr) and it would feel irresponsible. And, as I have said many times there are probably solver pros starting at 100 NL or even 50 NL so I could be dead in the water.


RiKD    United States. May 13 2022 04:50. Posts 7454


  On May 12 2022 17:19 CurbStomp2 wrote:
What your folks watch rikd? Ive been watching this reality tv show about famous finnish movie producer and his young trophy wife. my mom watches it too and today i had therapy and my therapist watches it as well. i haven't really been into reality tv before and the last thing i watched was geordie shore.



I don't know man. It's not worth the typing. I mean most of it is not terrible for retired 60+ year olds. I think it's more the fact they have no discernment and watch tv from like 6:30pm to 10:30pm literally every night of the year.

But, I'm upstairs tilted and tired losing money at 10 NL so.........

(I'm probably the bigger loser)

When things in your life aren't great and there isn't much to do poker is one of the most fun things to do until it isn't. It surely is occupying. I just wonder in like 3 months if I am going to look back on this poker season and go "What the fuck man?" but it is fun and stimulating and occupying for the time being. It's more fun than a lot of video games.


hiems   United States. May 13 2022 13:26. Posts 2919


  On May 13 2022 03:50 RiKD wrote:
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I don't know man. It's not worth the typing. I mean most of it is not terrible for retired 60+ year olds. I think it's more the fact they have no discernment and watch tv from like 6:30pm to 10:30pm literally every night of the year.

But, I'm upstairs tilted and tired losing money at 10 NL so.........

(I'm probably the bigger loser)

When things in your life aren't great and there isn't much to do poker is one of the most fun things to do until it isn't. It surely is occupying. I just wonder in like 3 months if I am going to look back on this poker season and go "What the fuck man?" but it is fun and stimulating and occupying for the time being. It's more fun than a lot of video games.


U just mad they watching fox News lol

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hiems   United States. May 13 2022 14:11. Posts 2919


  On May 13 2022 03:42 RiKD wrote:
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True. I am still getting comfortable 4-tabling regular cash games. Betting hotkeys are amazing but not if they are going to lag my games out. I'm so fucking sick of typing in .25 and having another game interrupt it ad infinitum. I just decided to make it .30. I don't think it really matters in these games although it feels like I get 3-bet more when I make it .30.

I'll try Zoom when I am comfortable playing 25 NL. I want to have a BR of $500 before I start taking shots. I realize going the route of starting at 100 NL and just taking shots may be more ideal but I don't think I make enough to do that ($15/hr) and it would feel irresponsible. And, as I have said many times there are probably solver pros starting at 100 NL or even 50 NL so I could be dead in the water.


O wowz these 50nl solver pros

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RiKD    United States. May 14 2022 05:05. Posts 7454

They would have to put in a lot of hands but I bet it exists in Russia.

PiO Solver Basic is only $249.


hiems   United States. May 14 2022 06:26. Posts 2919


  On May 14 2022 04:05 RiKD wrote:
They would have to put in a lot of hands but I bet it exists in Russia.

PiO Solver Basic is only $249.



Ohh it exists in Russia. Great...so then wat does that have to do with ur games on ignition lol.

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RiKD    United States. May 14 2022 06:41. Posts 7454

That's true. I didn't realize Ignition was only USA and AUS.

That would be some dedication to be a 50 NL pro and kick some major ass only to make less than a full-time employee at Taco Bell.


RiKD    United States. May 14 2022 06:43. Posts 7454

I bet you someone is trying it though.

Linus moved to Malta w/ only a laptop to play professionally @ 50 NL.


hiems   United States. May 14 2022 09:00. Posts 2919

Just so stroggos knows...not to brag or anythin...

I beat 500zoom for 7.5bb for 350k hands last year...

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Stroggoz   New Zealand. May 14 2022 09:04. Posts 5046

I've played ignition and so have a few of my Russian friends fyi, lol.

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hiems   United States. May 14 2022 10:53. Posts 2919


  On May 14 2022 08:04 Stroggoz wrote:
I've played ignition and so have a few of my Russian friends fyi, lol.



Ya but they probably used some black market hack 2 do that along with u who is known international criminal...not every1 can do dat

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CurbStomp2   Finland. May 14 2022 12:44. Posts 79

who the fuck has russian friends? dirty dogs.


Stroggoz   New Zealand. May 14 2022 16:29. Posts 5046


  On May 14 2022 09:53 hiems wrote:
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Ya but they probably used some black market hack 2 do that along with u who is known international criminal...not every1 can do dat


They just use a strong VPN, in most cases. When I played global poker I found a Russian that was living in canada and probably using ID of friends he made there to make accounts for others back home.

There are cases where people play on chinese apps and pay teams of chinese wage slaves to watch you while you play. Then when the app club guy asks you to speak into the phone to give voice verification, you send a message to one of your wage slaves. They quickly record themselves speaking into the microphone then send you the sound file for you to play it on your phone emulator. If this isn't all done in less than 60 seconds, then your winnings from the session are confiscated.

One of 3 non decent human beings on a site of 5 people with between 2-3 decent human beings 

hiems   United States. May 14 2022 17:17. Posts 2919


  On May 14 2022 15:29 Stroggoz wrote:
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They just use a strong VPN, in most cases. When I played global poker I found a Russian that was living in canada and probably using ID of friends he made there to make accounts for others back home.

There are cases where people play on chinese apps and pay teams of chinese wage slaves to watch you while you play. Then when the app club guy asks you to speak into the phone to give voice verification, you send a message to one of your wage slaves. They quickly record themselves speaking into the microphone then send you the sound file for you to play it on your phone emulator. If this isn't all done in less than 60 seconds, then your winnings from the session are confiscated.




yea so no 50nl russian is gona go through all dat trouble!! u can only 4 table on there too y would a 50nl person do dis.

thing that sucks for me about ignition/bovada is that they dont accept players that live within a legal poker state (NJ,PA,Nevada, Delaware, Michigan, etc).

so its not a geolocation thing the signup itself is prevented. or rather in my case my OLD account is listed as living in NJ and I need them to unlock it.

theres nothing I can do about it, Vpn or whatever.

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Stroggoz   New Zealand. May 15 2022 08:12. Posts 5046

pokerstars.pa, .nj, .mi are all very soft..they are better games than ignition and the software is better. Imo they are some of the best games out there. Also it's pretty hard for foreigners to get on them.

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hiems   United States. May 15 2022 11:48. Posts 2919

They are good games yes but there are some disadvantages too such as traffic being much lower at every stake.

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hiems   United States. May 15 2022 11:51. Posts 2919

Stroggo jealous of regulated players heh.

For me its a blessing and a curse I want to gtfo out of NJ but this shit is keeping me here.

Party should open in Nevada in a few months and there's a good chance stars opens in Nevada there in 2023 or 2024

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lostaccount   Canada. May 17 2022 12:33. Posts 4916

cliff notes?

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