Saturday, August 15, 2015

I'm back!

      It's been a while since updating that blog. I also guess that the blog thing is a kinda dying lately (for the past year or two)

Anyways, Im back! And I'm back because I want to motivate myself and people around the world!

Usually people starting blogs/posting graphs when they got something good in their life and they want to share it - true. For me, I wanna show people how to be strong and never give up!

No idea how many of you going to read that all but I will trying to make it as short and detailed as possible.

From where I should start? I will skip the last year, and starting with this one.

Also a short story about myself:

I'm Priidix, from Estonia. Currently 26yr old and living in Thailand/Chiang Mai for the past 2+ years. Currently grinding 100NL FR.

So, 2015 - Start was pretty good, I had my friend from Estonia and we grinded a lot together, did some fun and had pretty okeish time together. Thanks to my friend help I changed few things in life and studied a lot from him. December and January start were pretty good and I was on the peak with my career.
What most grinders don't do, I did - for the next 5 months I had coach. I studied a lot, changed a lot of things and he helped me to improve a lot. Unfortunately I hit downswing in the middle of deal. So it was Feb. ending or start of march.... which im still on :D Yes, you heard me.

It has been a tough times, like seriously very very tough! I will skip the real life and will post about that later. Poker wise - I think im currenctly still around 70bi under EV for the past 6 months, which is money wise around 9-10k$.

I seriously dont know how im still here and playing that game, but I got the motivation and thinking that - What I really love to do, I will never ever give up, no matter how hard its going to hit me.

I tried as much as possible to not ask any help, grinded my way down to 25NL and actually no matter what stake I was playing I got crushed and crushed all around. Until my bankroll was down to 450$, next week coming ~300$ payments soo yeah seriously almost dead right there.

Didnt had much options, asked from my skype group that whos dealing with staking and got one going. Currently under stake, which I dont like but I dont have any other option. 

Hopefully I will not get beaten up much anymore and I will start winning soon again, Im still improving my game and trying to work as much as possible. 

Here is some small screenshots from graphs:

As I said, currently under stake, and I will keep that blog alive for motivate myself and others :)

Done for now, hopefully I dont get much tl;dr comments.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

3days goals results and holiday

On my last post I posted some goals before holiday -

[x] 24+ hours
[x] Hit gym 1x
[x] 15k hands
[x] Not spewing, and mark up if I do so
[x] Warm up before hitting tables
[x] Mark/post hands to skype

Basically YES, I did it!

Hands: 14694
Hours: 24,48

Tried many times to update blog, but was almost impossible (had only mobile internet and no time for internetz). Also didnt look skype 5 days and facebook maybe 10mins. Had extremly good time in Koh Phangan. Arrived home ~6hours ago, cleaned house and grinded. Now little bit tired for big update so I will finish this one with pictures from holiday.


Will update when having something good to post. 

Cheez and good luck at the tables =)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Small goal list before holiday

  Yesterday was rough..

But Im still enough motivated and disciplined for setting up some goals before holiday!

So I got 3days, and goals will be:

[ ] 24+ hours
[ ] Hit gym 1x
[ ] 15k hands
[ ] Not spewing, and mark up if I do so
[ ] Warm up before hitting tables
[ ] Mark/post hands to skype

gl at the tables!

Monday, February 3, 2014

February goals and plans

  We got 28 days in February and hands/volume not gonna be higher than it was in January. After all thus swingy days in real life and online I decided to go to back to Koh Phangan for few days with my girlfriend. Going on 7 and will be back 11 feb. Between those dates I will focus more on studying/reading, definitely gonna put some hands in it but mostly what I do - RELAX. Going to visit/show best places in Phangan and enjoy the beach.. mmm, DO WANT already!

Lets get into goals:

[ ] I will be happy when I do at least 150hours (200h would be awesome!)
[ ] Quit smoking!
[ ] Down to B-game
[ ] Back to 200NL
[ ] HH- reviews (2h per/week)
[ ] 80,000 hands (100k would be awesome!)

[ ] Write down the financial outlay 

[ ] View my process

[ ] Weekly plans and goals

[ ] Mental game of poker (read again and concept)

[ ] Communication
[ ] 20 hours of mindset videos (5h per week)
[ ] Reserved time 1-5 hours a day (mostly 1-2hours)

Really not sure about getting everything done, but I will try my best and keep my blog updated.

To keep myself motivated I mostly visit (links below) those 2p2 blogs :

Ben (100 and 200NL fr)

Magorko (500 and 1000NL 6m Zoom)

Pat (200 and 500NL 6m Zoom)

Zaza (1000NL 6m)

AlexTrev (2kNL+ 6m)

PokerRon (100NL FR)

Cheerz and have a great sunny day!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

January goals and results

I really wanted to update blog but didnt have time to do this, so I will trying to quickly review January, talk little bit what happend last week and move on to February.

As I writed before, hardest times in my life. Poker and real life - thouse two things can really mess up your mind/set, espesially when all bad things happening together.

My January goals /and results [x] or [ ] or [-] semi 

[x] 200-250 hours
[x] Down to B-game
[ ] Back to 200NL (did few shots :))
[Did HH reviews, but not as much as planned ] 2h+ handreview per week (4x month)
[-] 10-12 pokervideos (3x week)
[ ] 100,000+ hands
[x] 45k vpps (35-40k would be also good) - 41640,35 vpps
[-] Write down the financial outlay
[ ] View my process
[-] Weekly plans & goals
[-] 20hours of mindset videos (5h per week)
[x] Reserved time 1-5h day (mostly 1-2h)
[ ] Communication
[ ] Quit smoking
[-] Mental game of poker (read again and conspect)

Week ago I started working out again (gym), and started eating healty food. Theses are probably my best news from January. Saying 90% bye to sugar, and 100% bye to smoking. Will let you guys know when Im done with these things. Trying to hit gym over day, and doing some picture-updates as well (when I got something to show).

To end up post nicely I will add some pictures:


Will do February goal-list post tomorrow! Until then,

cheers and good luck with your goals and plans!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Quick review from yesterday

Alright! As I said below next post coming more poker posts.

Had decent volume-rich yesterday, unfortunately losing by my own mistakes BUT I will learn from them.
One of my January goals was work on "Mental game of poker", Ive been doing some work with excel and making notes after every session which means I will look my losing pots and calculate how much I spewed.

Example from yesterday:

Most of hands came from 200NL, graph looks like "omg, im running superbad! look at that ev!" right?

But after looking HH´s I will show how easy is to spew 400$ in one hand. Overall I spewed more than 837$..:(

Poker Stars $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em $0.40 Ante - 8 players

BB: $500.00
UTG: $497.60
UTG+1: $409.99
MP1: $421.05
Hero (MP2): $400.00
CO: $524.10
BTN: $506.62
SB: $511.26

Pre Flop: ($6.20) Hero is MP2 with J of diamonds J of hearts
2 folds, MP1 raises to $6, Hero raises to $20, 4 folds, MP1 raises to $420.65 all in, Hero calls $379.60 all in

Flop: ($805.40) A of hearts T of hearts Q of diamonds (2 players - 2 are all in)

Turn: ($805.40) 9 of diamonds (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($805.40) 3 of diamonds (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $805.40
MP1 shows A of diamonds Q of hearts (two pair, Aces and Queens)
Hero shows J of diamonds J of hearts (a pair of Jacks)
MP1 wins $802.60
(Rake: $2.80)

At this point, results doesn´t really matte what he had. Villain was running 22/18/ 30hands, altought 1tabler and did some few fishy moves but still, how tard can I be by calling of 200bbs w/ JJ.

From yesterday I will look thouse spewed hands, note them and adding to my excel table. Playing currently 100NL until Im start making good play and less spewaments.

Silmilar posts will come more and more. Oh wait, got quick photo for you grinders!

Cheers, and good luck at the tables!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The past, now and the future vol.2

 In my previous post I didn't mention that English is not my strongest side.

I will make as soon as possible some new pictures from my house, until then going to talk little bit about the Islands what did I visited last month.

Chiang Mai to Hat Yai, Hat Yai to Pak barra, Pak barra to Koh Lipe. 

Chill at the beach

Few pictures from the bungalow where I stayed 3nights.

Can obviously grind there aswell!

After Koh Lipe back to Hat Yai airport, flight to Bangkok, Bangkok to Ekkamai station, Ekkamai to Rayong. All this took 15hours, and still didn't get there where I wanted. It was midnight and I was lucky that I asked some info from local farang. He told me that you'll need to walk 50m and you'll see the hotel!

Hotel, 1night in aircon room was 400baht, which is 9€ (tho fan-room was 300baht)

 Bed wasn't that great, BUT..

You can always relax and watch some TV!

Next morning I arrived to Ko Samet

The island was mostly full of tourist stuff, expensive as always. The beach was nice :)

2nights there and finally before New year back to home! Wasn't good start of the year because made some problems with my girl, that happens and lots of other interesting info from her which made my work little bit harder than I was expecting. You can't grind when you're trying to fix your IRL problems, or having some issues outside from poker.

I setted decent goals for the year/month and after thouse problems was really hard to start working, studying. So that's why I said before that having some hard times in real life and online.

Luckily im almost in the pace of my goals right now and everything going better than before. Writing down my monthly goals down below:

[ ] 200-250 hours
[ ] Down to B-game
[ ] Back to 200NL
[ ] 2h+ handreview per week (4x month)
[ ] 10-12 pokkerivideos (3x week)
[ ] 100,000+ hands
[ ] 45k vpps (35-40k would be also good)
[ ] Write down the financial outlay
[ ] View my process
[ ] Weekly plans & goals
[ ] 20hours of mindset videos (5h per week)
[ ] Reserved time 1-5h day (mostly 1-2h)
[ ] Communication
[ ] Quit smoking
[ ] Mental game of poker (read again and conspect)

I'm looking them right now and can say atleast 75% going right was as I wanted.

Alright, that's enought with this post. On my next post I will try to write more about poker and post some interesting hands from this month.

Cheers, and good luck with your plans and goals!