My Journey As A Professional Poker Player

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Won a big pot last hand before I left 2/5/10 for 1/2 and running well

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managed +$700 on the day. Had a pot against an over-aggressive player who had just gotten stacked and rebought for $300 where he straddled button, few limpers, I limp CO with :8s::8h::7h::5s:, he raises pot, one caller in HJ, I call CO

Flop is :kc::8d::7s:

Checked to me, I pot it, button repots all-in and I use my "if I show will you fold?" trick on him, he doesn't seem comfortable when he responds so I call and find out he has :ks::kh::5h::3d: and I'm way behind, doh!

Aside from that, the table started to get less and less profitable as the night wore on, the fish busted and left, replaced by tighter players. There was a 5/10 with $25 rock table next to our 1/2 and the lineup was AWFUL. The two 2/5 with $10 rock games I played in weren't great either.

Definitely a really shitty shift in the fields of these games lately. I'm considering returning to TGT to see how the Monday game is, looks like it still gets 4 tables going, and the Cubans are gone now.

Heard Orange City has some great PLO cash games but it's a 2 hour drive one way and I just don't want to add that type of routine into my life.

Fortunately Poker Jeezus has smiled down upon me despite the less than desirable lineups with winning sessions. Heard Derby Lane in St Pete is starting to get some PLO action, but I checked tonight around 10-11pm and they just had five people on an interest list for 1/2 PLO so nothing to get overly excited about.

Outside of poker, my sciatica is come and go, but has been mostly a lot better lately. Trying to stretch more, go for more walks, take more breaks from sitting, etc. My gym has a class that is free which includes Pilates, yoga, etc. so I may check that out to help improve my flexibility and stretching as well.

Been messing around with my new computer and capturing myself playing games so I can keep developing the USAnumberWON character. Next up will be doing some work filming myself playing in costume and making clips for Youtube from that, then eventually growing that into a regular streaming schedule.
 

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Was able to finish Jenns new PC today and she's using it now. Blazing fast going to a 2TB M.2 Corsair Force drive from her 512GB Western Digital M.2, plus the 8-core Ryzen 5800x over her old quad-core i5-7600k, and a bump to the RTX 3070 8GB graphics card from a GTX 1060 6GB

The guy who does some of the custom pieces for the interior of these themed builds is working on hers now so not sharing any pics until it's truly complete, but was great that it all worked without much issue.

Heard from a buddy this past weekend that he's found midweek at the poker room to be better than weekends (said true degens are the guys playing midweek) so with the casino offering me some mystery free play on the machines (up to a grand) that expires tomorrow figure I'll head there in the afternoon and see how it is.
 

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Called the session after an hour and a half. Won $200 which is good for the time spent.

But the 1/2 game was meh and the lineup at 2/5/10 was terrible

Still don't get the guys who try and soldier on when lineups are bad. Sitting in a game where the only way to make $$$ is by coolering other good players seems stupid to me.

I'd rather go home and relax and put my effort into other projects
 

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They started a 2/5 PLO game but lists are still nuts


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They only let you signup for two games so I used just my name the first time, then later swung by and used my card

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On the lists for

1/2 PLO
2/5 PLO with rock
5/10 PLO with rock
20/40 mixed game (started the list so I could be 1st somewhere lol)
 

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In for $1500. Was down to $900 after flopping nuts on a flush draw board, bombing flop and turn, and having to fold river when flush hit

Managed to cash out for $1644 after we flopped top 2 pair plus wheel draw, and by the river had 4 pair that held

2/5 lineup is bad, about to meet a kid driving from west palm to sell him a graphics card for 2 grand, plus next on 1/2 list so cashed out
 

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Successful sale of the card, now at 1/2 PLO

A little better lineup than 2/5 but some folks from best bet jacksonville here
 

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Are you on an RFID table? Where is his cell phone?

He doesn't LOOK Cuban, but you can't be too careful these days

Props to floorperson Joe at Tampa Hard Rock who showed up in under a minute of a seat opening up to clean it, and brush Peter who was calling the next person right after

Credit where it's due, great service today!
 

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Ooch, put $280 in preflop with T987 ds against two shorter stacks (AAxx and KKxx) plus two other stacks

Table chip leader called with 4567

Flop 234 and he sends two guys packing
 
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