Hey guys, been a while. This entry turned out really long so I will partition it into poker, social, working out sections so you can read what you want.
I havent posted any blogs because for a few months I have been avoiding poker. This happens with me a lot, my desire to grind undulates every 2 months or so. I usually have 2 months of solid grinding, then take it easy and play maybe one session per week over the next 8 weeks; i.e. from the end of march til about may 14th I only played 12 hours total. I often get criticized by people for being lazy and not taking full advantage of the opportunities I have in poker, but I get burnt out a lot and at the end of the year I end up playing around 600 hours usually which isnt that bad.
Anyway about 10 days ago I started playing again. One of the first days back I lost about 5k playing plo and decided to play mostly rush since where I'm doing pretty well. I cant print screen on my laptop because my 2nd monitor screws it up, but I am up 55 buyins in 138k hands (about half 1/2, half .5/1) which is pretty exactly a 2ptbb winrate.
I gotta say its a really weird feeling moving down from 10/20,5/10 in plo to 1/2,.5/1 to play rush poker AND to have my winrate go from 4 to 2, but I 6 table so I can see 1500 hands an hour which translates to roughly 6k hands per day as well as a good amount of rakeback. And while I dont make as much per hour, including rakeback my hourly went from about 375 to 240, I will basically never have a 4k downswing which is awesome. To give up that much in profits is too much though and I dont plan on grinding rush forever, but WSOP is time to concentrate on the people I stake, and I never want to go on a big downswing while that is going on.
So far my guys have cashed 5 times: two in the 1k, two in the 1500, and one made day 2 of the 5k shootout, first place is 441k, gogogo. Keep the sweats coming baby!
Outside of poker I've just been hanging out around here and working out a lot. Things in arizona have been really fun the last 6 months so I decided to stick around for another year. There just wasnt enough to do in new jersey, and i love the area so staying seemed like an obvious choice.
A bunch of my friends and I went to a benny benassi concert for my birthday, I am not the biggest fan of electro house but it was awesome. I guess pictures are required in between all these blocks of text:
brush that shit off, love dem asians
benny doin his thing
me looking like the typical scottsdale dbag lol
end of the night, still fired up
I have one pretty funny story from a few weeks back that I'll share with you guys. Schaefer was on facebook and finds out that the channel TLC did a show on the top 10 ultimate sandwiches in the united states. Apparently the top 2 sandwiches were from this place in seattle called Paseo's that he took me to while I visited him last september and from scottsdale arizona at the lodge: our most frequented bar. So we watch the show and sure enough the #1 sandwich is from the lodge. We had been going to this place probably 2-3 times a week for 6 months and never once ordered this sandwich.
It's called the sasquatch burger. 8 ounce burger, BLT, and in place of buns are two grilled cheese sandwiches. 1995 calories, 155 grams of fat in this monstrosity:
So Schaefer and I decide we need to go eat one. We show up and order two of them. Immediately a news reporter walks over and says "Hey im from channel 14 news, I am doing a story on the sasquatch cause it was voted the #1 sandwich by TLC and I heard you guys ordered two, mind being on the evening news?"
[ ] schaefer is sober
Interview time: The reporter basically asks schaefer "is it the best sandwich youve ever had?"
Schaefer goes off on a tirade. First he says that the #2 sandwich is really #1, the cuban pork sandwich from seattle:
Then he says something along the lines of "ok look. i like burgers, i like BLTs i like grilled cheese sandwiches, so i like combining them. But you know what, i also like peanut butter, pickles, and french toast, so why dont you make a sandwich out of that, id eat it" We never got a chance to watch the news but one of our buddies saw it and watched the entire thing. Hope I can find a video one day.
I have taken a roughly 2 month break from jiu jitsu. I really liked Megaton's gym, but it was over half an hour away, the hours they had classes were tough for me to get to and I just never made it over there. Instead of BJJ I have been doing a lot of hiking, bikram yoga, and some lifting/cardio just to stay in good shape for when i start up MMA again this summer.
I'm heading out to vegas in the next 6 days, going to be a squatter at panorama with apestyles and stevie444 most likely. Panorama is right down the street from Wanderlei Silva's gym so I will try to make it to at least one class 5 days a week. I wont be playing any events besides the main, so I will probably head over to the rio, hand out money then go to the 12:00 bjj classes and the 1:00 muay thai classes.
The BJJ classes are taught by Vitor Vianna, a 185 pound pro mma fighter. He is 8-1 in his career with his only loss coming by way of injury vs thiago silva who is a weight class above him. Should be awesome.
ah well thats it for now, long entry. will update when im in vegas after I get back from wands gym