Saturday, March 27, 2010

CR Photos

Here are some of the pictures that I took from Costa Rica. Man looking through all these pics I didn't know which ones to put up because they were all pretty good. Looking at the pics made me realize how fortunate I am to be able to take trips like this. People struggle to pay bills month to month and I am doing this. Also another thanks to Assassinato and co because they held it down big time.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

John F'n Carter

As promised I said that I would give my boy JC some plug and put his video up. He has gotten better editing his videos and his dancing is actually improving. The last part of the video is pretty good. On to the next one!

Stay On My Grizzly

This month has gone fairly well so far. It is going to be tough but I think I will be able to squeeze in 1k games for the month. When you play just 180's, your volume definitely declines a little bit due to the load times when I play. I have been incorporating the $12 45's back into my game. I think I have Ninja set up to run up to like 6 of them. I think playing them will increase my volume because I am not waiting as long for the 180's to load.

When I played the 45's I forgot how much I loved them back in the day. I think I am better playing them now especially after getting more comfortable with the 180's. I am sure that I have some things to touch up on but the more I play/review the more I will be able to adjust.

Anyways that's all I have for now. I am scheduled to go on a business trip to Toronto Canada next week so I am not sure how much I will be playing at the beginning of April. Hopefully I will be able to meet up with vers, shen, or cardlo will see what happens.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

C'mon Son 11

These joints always have me rollin!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

$20k Mark Too Little Too Late

Well this would of been nice when I was in the prop bet where I lost $500. I have finally reached the $20k mark months later. So many freaking ups and down. It seems like every time I eye some top of money milestone I just blow up and play/run bad. Oh well I learned a lot this time. Hopefully this is the start of things going to the right direction. I don't have anymore milestones until I hit $50k. That's the type of long term vision I have because that is a grind.

Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

I wake up out of bed yawn and stretch my arms. I get up wipe my eyes walk around 10ft and open the door outside. It is the waves crashing into the beach. The sun is just barely up and it perfectly reflects against the ocean water. I look to my left and right and see mountains in the background. On my bottom left I see a natural beach with rocks. I set take a deep breath of the air close my eyes and realize I am in paradise. To some it is a dream but for me it is a reality.

I was fortunate enough to finally go visit assassinato. Words cannot explain how thankful I am for the trip. It was a perfect relaxing trip and it was much needed. I mean some people probably expect a wild trip report but it wasn't even all like that. I pretty much and just chilled out all day every day. Yeah I walked around the beach and the beach towns but I was chilling super hard. I went out there with my boy O so we had a good time. The maid/cook named Anna made us some great meals too. She would always ask what we want to eat what type of juice and everything. The meals were incredible. Especially with the fresh squeezed fruit juice it felt like I was eating the fruit when drinking the juice. I was truly spoiled though and hated the fact that I have to go back and cook/clean myself :-(.

I got my grind on a little but for the most part this was a learning experience. I was able to watch Raventhon and Bukithepro play some. Buki is a real good guy. An older cat and he schooled up on some things. He has been playing for a little bit and his thought processes going through each hand is amazing. Raventhon is also crazy good with knowing that math behind a lot of situations. He is also good at knowing who is doing what with what stacks. As for Assassinato he is a straight up I don't give a shit beast on the tables. Watching him run deep in his score I was thinking damn I would break my mouse playing against you. He has incredible heart and excellent feel about what he is going on. He def is not afraid to gamble at all. xnumchuck plays some sng's and mtt's too. He was going deep in one of the stars rebuy tournies before flaming out. This crew is dangerous and you should hear about these guys soon. I was really impressed and saw that I have a long ways to go in my MTT game.

It was especially fun to watch assassinato go deep in 750k on Tilt and finish up 3rd for like $50k ish. I mean you see the stuff behind your computer but you never see the person behind the computer. The whole atmosphere was weird because it had every feel imaginable. He was playing viro the virus and just in the zone ready to kill. He wanted first so bad but it wasn't meant to be. I mean 3rd is cool but I know him and he wants to win. I know he thinks like Ricky Bobby if you not first your last but he will take the cheese.

I played about 15 MTT's on Sunday. I lost money but boy was it a fun and learning time. I would of gone deeper in the 22 cubed if my AJs does chop for an enormous pot against AT aipf. I was around 9th that time and around 100 people I think. Oh well that's tournament poker though. I definitely was lost in some spots but it's just like sngs I was unfamiliar with the spots. So for now my plan is to grind mtt's during the week and play mtt's on Sunday. The more comfortable I get the more I might be inclined to play mtt's more.

I will post some pics later but for now this is it.

Feb Results

As you can tell my month of Feb was pretty terrible which is why I wrote the below post. Granted school was picking up, I really didn't play much and when I was playing towards the end of the month I wasn't playing my best. From reading so many other players blogs you have to know that you know only have to play volume but it actually has to be good volume. I guess I get a little help due to the fact that I got a 1k live score so my results aren't so bad. But meh here they are.

Total: $927+1,000=$1927