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I have decided that I will offer my services at 25% off of what my hourly coaching rate was when I last coached in 2010, which was $250 per hour. It will now be $187.50 per hour. I think this is a great value and you have the added bonus of knowing that I'm a considerably improved poker player since the last time I was coaching students.

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My specialties are NLHE 6 Max cash games and mass tabling. I can help boost your # of tables played by at least a table or two by helping you understand how to use a few secret things that I've discovered in my VPP quest this year... I have slightly over 930k VPPs so far in 2011.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Hope everyone had a good Christmas.  I had a great Christmas with Liz.  We finished decorating our tree, went out to eat dinner at the "China Grill" at the Hard Rock Hotel, and opened presents.  I'll be going to pick out my Christmas gift on Thursday because Liz wanted me to try on the bluetooth phone headsets before buying one.  That's a good idea, since the last one I bought never really stayed on my ear, it kept falling off which was very annoying.

As for poker, I had a good talk on the phone today with Seth and he gave me some good advice about poker study.  He was definitely correct in saying that my poker study has to be much more serious and focused... I will work on that for 2011.

Poker overall is going a bit better.  I've played a ton on Stars this month and I'm basically a half-day of playing away from the 300k VPP milestone which is worth $3,600.  I should get it tomorrow.

I'm looking forward to 2011 since it's nice to feel like you get a fresh start.  I will be going for 2 million VPPs which is basically 2xs Supernova Elite.  I'll be 14-16 tabling 6 Max, $2/4 through $5/10 to achieve it.  I will probably play mostly $2/4 NL and $3/6 NL for the first few months of the year until I'm able to build my roll up to the point where I have a comfortable bankroll to play $5/10.

I will make a post before the New Year begins outlining my plan for 2011 and goals.  I also plan on updating my blog much more frequently in 2011 as I want to use it as a way to keep track of my progress and help me stay on pace.

Here are some pics from Christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tried playing full ring again...

I don't know why I keep trying to play full ring... it's a fucking joke.  I was 24 tabling in an experiment to see if that is better for my SNE run next year than playing 6 max... I've come to the conclusion that it definitely is not.

Full ring is basically just a bunch of massive nits sitting around, waiting to cooler each other.  The fish are scarce and it's so tilting because when you're dealt KK and someone 3-bets you, you start shitting your pants.

Back to 6 max and from now until the end of the year I'm going to try and build up to playing as many tables as I can while still slightly winning.  If I play as much as I plan to next year I should be able to hit 2 million VPPs.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sorry for lack of updates...

But I've been busy grinding on Stars.  Attempting to hit the 300k VPP milestone and practice for SNE next year.  I need to decide between 24 tabling full ring or just table selecting around 12 games of 6 max.  I'm currently experimenting with both and seeing what will be best for me.  I think doing the 24 tabling full ring will obviously get me more VPPs and perhaps allow me to hit 1.5 million to 2 million VPPs if I play as much as I plan to next year... but it's hard to say if I can bank on any playing profits when playing that type of volume.  I'll probably turn into a robot zombie.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Office is no more

The lease on the office is up January 15th and Tim ended up moving his stuff out last week.. and I moved my desk to my apartment today so the office is officially over.  It was a good learning experience and I feel I became a little bit better of a poker player, but I was hoping to be crushing $10/20 NL 6 max by the time of the office's expiration.  I guess I expected to get a lot better from being in that office environment than I actually did.

I learned that it's really, really stupid to have fixed overhead of any amount for a business that can be done just as efficiently from the comfort of your own home.  It just adds to your pressure to win because you have an additional $1k per month in fixed expenses.

It's over now and all I can do is learn from it.  I am going to try and finish moving my computer and monitors over to my apartment later today so I can get my primary set-up ready to roll in my apartment.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Government trying to fuck up online poker again

As everyone is probably aware of by now, Senator Reid is attempting to push a bill that seeks to "legalize" internet poker.  Well, in a nutshell... if this passes it will create mass chaos and will be very negative for online poker players for at least a few years from what it sounds like.  Here's a link to some analysis on it.

I hope and say, "IT SHALL NOT PASS!"

They have to get it done before the end of the year, so we'll see what happens.  A few days ago it seemed like a sure thing but now the latest reports are sounding like there is no way that it will be tacked onto the tax relief bill. I just hope it doesn't get tacked on to some other bill or something stupid like that.

I have been playing on Stars a ton this month and am shooting for 300k VPP before the year ends.  I'm about 71% there, and have 212k VPPs.  I think I should be able to make it if I just keep on grinding it out.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Starting to pull it together

I have been playing well the past couple of days, hopefully I can keep it up and finish the year out strong.  I really have to sit down and get my receipts from 2010 in a spreadsheet and start organizing stuff before the year ends. I have been pretty lazy in that department and it isn't good.  I want to be 100% ready to hit the ground running when 2011 begins... because as of now, the plan is a run for SNE!

I also have a goal of hitting 200k VPPs for this year, and it looks like I should be able to hit that without any problem.

Hope everyone is doing well.