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  • Roland's Year End Goals

    I'll be using my blog to document the good and the bad while I work toward my goals for 2013. This post is just to keep things from being lost in the shuffle. I'll keep the links updated.

    Here is how things stand at the moment:

    December Year End Review 2013
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...nd-review-2013

    November Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...ovember-update

    October Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...pdate#comments

    September Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...ptember-update

    August Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...-august-update

    June/July Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...ne-july-update

    May Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=48181

    April Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=45508

    March Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=44449

    February Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=42075

    January Update
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=39969

    Year End Goals
    http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=39241

    Best of luck to all in 2013!

    Roland GTX
    Last edited by Roland GTX; Tue Dec 17, 2013, 03:33 PM. Reason: Updated blog links

  • #2
    That's a nice blog post! Best of luck for 2013 Roland.

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    • #3
      bump

      The op is now updated with a link to my latest blog post which takes a look at my January results.

      GL!

      Roland GTX

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      • #4
        How you managed to get calm after your nuts house get folded Gl in 2013umbup:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by a1379 View Post
          How you managed to get calm after your nuts house get folded Gl in 2013umbup:
          I slammed the lid shut on my laptop without even closing my other open tables. Then I went for a walk in -20 Celcius (-3 or so Farenheit) and swore for twenty minutes in English and Norwegian. Scaring a neighbour or two along the way. That cooled me off. After that there wasn't anything left for me to do except tell my friends and laugh it off. On a side note. I played the same tourney the following day. Again I was in the top 20 with 170 players left and got dealt KK. I ended up in a 3 way all in preflop. All three of us had very big stacks. Once again the winner of the hand would be a huge chipleader with double the stack of the next guy. I did Dave's recommended 3 fist pumps, then I got to see the other two opponents cards... One guy had AA and the other guy had KK just like me. No miracle straight or flush suck out. I got railed LOL! Gotta love poker Roland GTX

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Roland GTX View Post
            I slammed the lid shut on my laptop without even closing my other open tables. Then I went for a walk in -20 Celcius (-3 or so Farenheit) and swore for twenty minutes in English and Norwegian. Scaring a neighbour or two along the way. That cooled me off.
            LOL Nice stuff in the blog, I like following your progress having transitioned over from tourneys (successfully, unlike me lol). Nice start to the year - keep it up umbup: I'll be following

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Barbzz View Post
              LOL Nice stuff in the blog, I like following your progress having transitioned over from tourneys (successfully, unlike me lol). Nice start to the year - keep it up umbup: I'll be following
              Thank you Barbzz! Catching the interest of a Platinum Star VIP (congratsumbup:umbup:umbup like yourself is an honor. It is also a good reminder that I have so much left to learn. GL this year! Roland GTX

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Roland GTX View Post
                Thank you Barbzz! Catching the interest of a Platinum Star VIP (congratsumbup:umbup:umbup like yourself is an honor. It is also a good reminder that I have so much left to learn. GL this year! Roland GTX
                Thanks Roalndumbup: You deserve everything you get, you obviously work hard which is critical to good poker I played some zoom cash games earlier this month, looking for something to get my VPP count up during the off peak hours when my 45 mans dont run as often, I played 25NL FR (didn't ever see you in there) and was a little bit better than breakeven, I had trouble letting go of medium strength hands even when I knew I was beat, and versing the LAGGY regs (1 in particular, I made a bad play and stacked him for 150bb, then he owned me after that). The VPPs get racked up quite quick multitabling zoom, so once you start getting more volume at the higher stakes I am sure you can make it to platinum too (although its more about the profit than the VIP status lol). I know that even I still have much to learn, even though its mostly push/fold for me, so I know that for the cash games and deeper stack I dont know if one will ever stop learning (or in any form of poker for that matter), so there is always more out there for you! GL!!

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                • #9
                  Hey Roland!! Have been meaning to stop in and wish you luck on the challenge for a while now. Your month-end assessment blog is AMAZING!! A real must-read as a guide for the rest of us on how to set goals, meet them, hold ourselves accountable, make revisions for moving forward, etc. It was one of the things that inspired me to put a little more thought and effort into how I was approaching this challenge. So it's been great to be able to see you go through this process as well. Best of luck in the coming year!! umbup: umbup:

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                  • #10
                    bump

                    The op is now updated with my February results if you are interested. I forgot to do this when I posted my blog at the end of the month. So, this may be old news for you.

                    GL and have fun at the tables!

                    Roland GTX

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                    • #11
                      March update now out

                      http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=44449

                      Roland GTX

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                      • #12
                        April update is out:
                        http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=45508

                        Roland GTX

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                        • #13
                          May update is now out

                          http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=48181

                          Roland GTX

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                          • #14
                            Great blog!
                            I love that line of Dave's: "Correlate the preflop action with the postflop action", and I think you've explained the concept well. Now that you're conscious of different lines you can take, you'll be maximising your profits and minimising your losses. Great stuff.

                            Best of luck in June!
                            Bracelet Winner

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Arty!

                              Dave said this while discussing a pocket 3s hand of mine. How raising 33 preflop could set up a better postflop situation allowing me to c-bet a wider range of flops etc, compared to calling preflop and presumably folding the 7 our of 8 times that I missed. It made sense regarding that particular hand, but the thought process was applicable to every and any hand. That opened my eyes to its potential. It only took half a year and 250 000 hands to actually understand what he meant LOL!

                              Roland

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