Oct 31 – Happy Halloween

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The last few days kind of escaped me. I have been out and about every day, playing relatively small amounts of poker, and trying to just kick it and relax rather than stress. I had some stupid things to deal with concerning the car. Pro tip: If you are going to play poker as your sole income, make sure you cashout enough per month to justify a consistent stream of income. I am lucky that I made this realization early in the year and had been cashing off enough per month to show what I needed…but I wasn’t so lucky last year when I had a similar incident. Hopefully this helps at least someone =)
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The last few days have revolved around food and the gym. The weather has been pretty shit with high winds, so disc golf has been out of the question. However, today is nice and I will probably go play some in an hour or so. I finally had sushi the other night (I hadn’t had sushi in almost a month, which is unheard of for me, lol)…and it was fantastic. I also decided to cash in this REI gift certificate that I had…so I got these odd five-finger shoes for the gym. They are taking some getting used to, but I can see the utility in having them…and while keep using them as my gym shoes…hoping that they don’t create any lower back pain.
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I’ve also been getting my ass handed to me in scrabble…taking my WR from 92% down to 83%. This one kid luckboxed one game from 360-300 with a few turns left. So I rematched and the next game he ended up getting 3/4 big letters…and all in good spots in the game. When I ask him if it must be nice to do such things, he said “luck of the draw, lol”…which life-tilted the fuck out of me. Now I am playing someone who has used a whole bunch of odd words “hyoid”, “jettons”, “keefs”, etc. He is either on a whole different level than I am, or using some sort of program. Either way, I am actually enjoying getting my ass kicked. It’s forcing me to improve some strats (cleaning up some of my “gamblery” tactics) and solidify more of my 4 and 5 letters words (my 2 and 3 letter is pretty solid). Enough nerd talk from me.
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I actually decided to watch a CR vid the other day to try and pick up some 6max stuff. I will say, if you enjoy strat vids, watch the new vid by Nikachu. By far and away the best video I have ever seen, ever. He is the nut-mixture of crazy, intelligent, entertaining, strategically-profound, and awesome. His video starts out with a 1.5min of him following his cat with his camera, then gets into 4 tabling 1006max. Incredibly entertaining, visually appealing, and over-all the best vid ever. I actually took away some interesting strategic notes wrt my AK/JJ play (3betting v flatting them) and also handling 3bets a pinch better (4betting or flatting similar hand strengths). Was something I can easily apply to FR as well, and should help me teach the spot better in the future as well. Again, I cannot praise this video enough if you are willing to do some extrapolative work on your own.
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And on that note, I’m going to go play a lil 6max and then play disc golf. Hope all is well!
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