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Roland's Year End Goals - Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:51 PM
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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 at 08:33 AM.. Reason: Updated blog links
 
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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:58 PM
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That's a nice blog post! Best of luck for 2013 Roland.
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:58 AM
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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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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:09 AM
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How you managed to get calm after your nuts house get folded

Gl in 2013
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:48 AM
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How you managed to get calm after your nuts house get folded

Gl in 2013
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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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:29 AM
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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 I'll be following
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:32 AM
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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 I'll be following
Thank you Barbzz! Catching the interest of a Platinum Star VIP (congrats) 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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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:58 AM
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Thank you Barbzz! Catching the interest of a Platinum Star VIP (congrats) 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 Roalnd 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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Sun Feb 03, 2013, 09:11 AM
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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!!
 
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Fri Mar 08, 2013, 06:51 AM
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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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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 12:29 PM
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March update now out

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

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Apr 30, 2013, 03:28 PM
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April update is out:
http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=45508

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Jun 03, 2013, 09:15 AM
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May update is now out

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

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Jun 03, 2013, 12:14 PM
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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!


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Mon Jun 03, 2013, 12:25 PM
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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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Mon Jun 03, 2013, 12:38 PM
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Hehehe. I wish I'd found the PSO Live Training sessions and archive about 130,000 hands ago. It took me many months to learn some of the basic concepts, just from experience. I wish there had been someone telling me right at the start what "valueowning yourself" or "going for two streets of value" meant. Those concepts are clearly (and repeatedly) explained in Dave and Gareth's training sessions. We are incredibly fortunate to have access to such great trainers. I just wish I'd found them earlier!


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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:39 AM
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June/July update in now out
http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...ne-july-update

Roland GTX
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:31 AM
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August Update is now out
http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...-august-update

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:52 AM
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just awesome results man nice post aswell hope you can keep it up


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Sat Nov 02, 2013, 12:14 PM
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October Update is now out.

Cheers

Roland GTX
 

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