Sept 29 – Balancing?

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The last few days have been a pure balancing act. Between trying to play more, lift more, play more disc golf, edit more, and coach more…I’ve been tired as hell. Poker is going alright…winning, but just getting used to the feel of swings again as I’ve been playing 100NL between PS and RPM. Both game types are very different, and each forces me to use a different piece of my skillset…so I get to work on a lot of stuff versus a bunch of different player types. It’s been enjoyable. And to start a post this time, I will start with a hand that I won (my goal with this is so when I read posts later, I am forced to remember that I do sometimes run well). There was also info leading me to play…it wasn’t random.

Poker Stars $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold’em – 8 players

CO: $104.85

BTN: $38.00

SB: $87.05

BB: $134.70

Hero (UTG): $114.65

UTG+1: $58.50

MP1: $107.25

MP2: $85.85

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG with Q of clubs Q of diamonds

Hero raises to $3, UTG+1 calls $3, 3 folds, BTN calls $3, 1 fold, BB raises to $15, Hero raises to $37.65, UTG+1 raises to $58.50 all in, 1 fold, BB calls $43.50, Hero calls $20.85

Flop: ($179.00) 5 of clubs 6 of diamonds 3 of spades (3 players – 1 is all in)

BB checks, Hero bets $56.15 all in, BB calls $56.15

Turn: ($291.30) Q of spades (3 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($291.30) 9 of clubs (3 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $291.30

BB shows A of hearts K of diamonds (high card Ace)

Hero shows Q of clubs Q of diamonds (three of a kind, Queens)

UTG+1 shows K of hearts K of spades (a pair of Kings)

Hero wins $112.30

Hero wins $176.00

(Rake: $3.00)

I also randomly picked up a bunch of students this week, so I am doing a bunch of intro sessions and such. I might also have a live coaching session lined up for Saturday, which is always a fun way of coaching ime. I also have a very light load on Friday, so hopefully I can get a ton of editing done. I have had notes trickling in from my editors, and now I just need to go make the appropriate changes (almost all grammatical because I write too wordy…damn academia writing standards).
I have been playing much better disc golf. I am still tweaking with my drive big time, as I am having a tough time keeping my drive on a singular plane. I am literally working on it by holding my left arm behind my back when I drive. It is pathetic…but w/e. I also binked my first long putt today (about 90ft out), and have been averaging par for the last 2 weeks. Hopefully I can keep up with it all and start putting some -5 games together. But in time I suppose.

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Random note, I finally ate at the slider truck and loved the fuck out of it. While there, I saw the above street sign and literally LOLed. On that note, I am tired as fuck and need to crash. I wrote a COTW for 2p2 in case you didn’t see it on combos and hand reading. So hopefully you get a chance to read it and apply it in your own game. I’m off to crash…hope all is well!


My name is James "SplitSuit" Sweeney and I'm a poker player, coach, and author. I've released 500+ videos, coached 500+ players, and co-founded the training site Red Chip Poker. Contact me if you need any help improving your poker game!

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