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I was going to call it my poker journey, but Fifa 17 The Journey just came out, so feel obligated to go with something else like Adventure :sad:

A little about me I'm 29 years old, I'm like 90% sure on that.   Live in Canada which isn't the best, it's ok.  Favorite city is London, England not the one in Canada.

The point of this adventure is I am definitely a crazy chicken because what I am attempting to do is create a life from nothing.

I have punted off thousands in slot machines, lost in sports, up pretty good in poker.  That being said the thousands wasn't in one day it's like lose 100 here or there betting .40/spin over long time.  It's not like i was betting $10/spin and just punted it off quick it was slow and steady.  When looking at my profit charts on other sites that I play on there all pretty sick looking as they go up like a fictional stock market chart for a ponzi scheme.  I use to think I was one of the best stud hi lo players because at one point I had like a 50% winning mtt record (not cash but win the tourney) and planned on playing the 10,000 and 1,500 events at the wsop.  Never got a chance to and now I'm not sure how good I am at the game probably just a solid player.  I've had moderate success in Hold'em but bigger success in mixed games till about a year ago I decided to not play on Stars again for various reasons.  Since that is the mixed game capital I am now a primary hold'em player with some omaha cash game experience.  I've recently been focused on satellites and have had some great runs and solid scores and that leads me to this journey.

I've tried to turn nothing into everything and I've had people scam me out of staking deals etc, lost I would say 10 months of my life because of the last one as it is taken till now to get another shot at starting my life.  Now I guess I should mention I have a chronic disease that is really painful, it's like being just in pain all day which isn't very fun and even though free health care in Canada, the better surgery option isn't available and I mean significantly better option and I have to pay out of pocket, also need some dental work for sure that ain't covered.  In the end it's about $30,000 maybe closer to 50k is my goal to just get myself to who I should be and relatively healthy till something else pops up.  So despite me just floating around turning nothing into something and then using all my winnings each month to pay my bills and start back at 0 again, this is where I'm taking the shot.

I'm heading to Europe with a few hundred dollars not a thousand dollars on a one way flight with no chance of being able to afford a way home.  I booked the cheapest flight possible amazing deal $235 canadian gets me to london with only 1 stop (way more to fly back).  That leaves this Wednesday gets in London Thursday, one night in a hostel before the long bus ride to glasgow getting there at 510 and hopin into Day 1A of Unibet Open Glasgow UK.

I also won a 550 pound entry to a tourney that I can use while over there in Nottingham and won a 888 pound seat to a tourney in London on the 21st to 24th.

(Fun Fact won the Unibet Glasgow seat when I started at 1 euro and ran the board.  Won the 550 pound from 1 cent and won the 888 pound with hotel for 3 nights and $250 US for Free.)  Less then 2 pounds total obviously I spend more on satellites that weren't those that didn't result in seats.

So 3 tourneys a few hundred dollars and I'm heading one way across the ocean with no safety net what so ever.  If I min cash in any of the 3 tourneys I'm good to go but obviously it's an mtt with 10% to 15% payouts I'm assuming.  Also it's super easy to not cash in 3 mtt's.  But I'm pretty good when I have to play my best, I have some big winner take all wins, so it'll be fun for sure.  I don't have my Yoshi Avatar to strike fear into my opponents at the live tables but I do have a shot and sometimes you have to just jump and fight to survive.

I think it'll be hilarious in like 3 weeks where I'm like livin in the streets here using the library computer to send this update 😃

Another Side Note: I think it'll be fun in bubble situations if one arise, how nitty will I be 😃

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I wish you the best of luck mate. I think it's too much of a gamble if not cashing will result in potential homelessness, especially in a different country. Hopefully you have a backup plan in case the worst does happen.

I debate
Should I smile like everything's good and pretend that life is great
Or should I let the world see the real me and not hide this pain
I tried to be like the rest of y'all, sorry I just can't
I'ma probably die this way
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You're definitely taking a great risk here (I certainly wouldn't have the guts to do something like that) but I can understand the hope of making a better life for yourself and given your current situation I assume you've weighed all the pros and cons before making your decision. But please, just make sure you have some kind of plan B to fall back on in case things don't work out. That said, I wish you the very best of luck and hope you reach all your goals. 😃

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All I can say is your mad/brave/carzy/ballsy and a few other hundred descriptive words.

I wish you the best of luck.

 

If the worst comes to the worst(hope it doesnt) then I will skip Manchester and let you play my seat on a 50/50 stake.

 

Good luck gain, and good luck just to make sure.

 

You can exchange UO tickets again all is unicorns and rainbows in Unibet land.
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I wish you the best of luck, too.

Did you win the 888poker package today? I played a freeroll today and finished 20ish, when 15 people got paid :puking:

I also won a 550GBP package for nottingham on partypoker :inlove: Just like you. Do you already know what 550- event you are gonna play?

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UL to get that close today for youin the freeroll.  I won the one last week had same format.  571 entrants 15 got packages.  I might play the one on Saturday the big game, depending on a few factors, probably like 75% I'll play it.  Just to try and get a cash on opening weekend for me so no stress and I can chill till the one on 21st to 24th.

That's sweet you got same path as me and got the 550GBP.  

Definitely going to play the one on 15th hopefully win my way or get a 2nd seat for that one.  since 250kGBP is ridiculous for a 109 starting.  

Then obviously the big 550GBP at end of month same thing for the wpt with a mil pounds gtd.  

As I have the 3 events locked I'm trying to run up more seats from $1.10 and fill up the schedule.  

Let me know which your playing.

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Jeeez, Yoshi!

This is crazy!

Crazy it is.

Of course I wish you the best of luck and I can't wait to follow your adventure. But don't you think you should give Canadian tv a call so they can make a programme about it? In that way you could get paid and have a sort of safety net. 

Anybody in here working at BBC or something? 

Or do you have a good camera/camera phone yourself? 

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, yeah was pretty disappointed after not winning  a package to London. I m trying to get more tickets for live events in the future. 

The problem with the events in Nottingham is, there are too many to choose from. Honestly, I have no idea what to play due to their huge offer.

Would you buy in on Day2 of the Big Game? By that you could easily get into the money, couldn´t you? 

If you want, you can add me on skype.

The most tempting event for me is the one in Punta Cana in November. That would be such a great experience, but it´s still a long way to go.. 😃

I hope I can score a big cash in either Glasgow or Nottingham to increase my bankroll and play more and more satellites.

 

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ya buying into the big game from Day 2 seems like it would be easy to cash but the last one only paid 16 people and said 103 entrants possibly were playing day 2 so not sure how easy it would be they have a different payout structure for every tourney it seems.  Keep at it during the sats, I remember a few years ago I had some agonizing losses where I was chip leading with 23 left and 10 got big packages etc and didn't win.  I think I had one for a Unibet Open Package where I checked Back AA on AJ3 turn was a 10 in a 4 bet pot pre and had KQ.  Still regret that one 😃

For the ones with Nottingham, my logic is play the first one with a solid payout structure and try win another for the one the following week and keep taking shots that way.  Keep rolling with the sats and book some more seats.

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103 probably include the people left over from the multiple Day1. You get 100 big blinds for 550GBP and you might be one of the chipleaders. Do you think there are many people buying in late (on Day2) for 550?

A few weeks ago I read that you can exchange one ticket into cash. But to do that you have to have 2 tickets for the same event (e.g. two 550gbp tickets) and you have to do it live in the casino in Nottingham. Of course you can exchange not more than 1 ticket. Here s the link:

I cant put the link in here (Unibet probably doesnt allow 🤣). You have to search for: "dtd exchange into cash". The first link should be it.

Do you think thats still possible?

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that's definitely interesting, I think how they made the tickets now flexible that the option might not be available anymore.  I do remember when they had the option for same event, but now it's not a specific tourney so.  If that is Unique entries and not how many arrived for Day 2 could be a great spot this Saturday.

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Some Little Side Notes to this Adventure:

Do Not have a Cell Phone

Do have an old Laptop (it's like 10 lbs :Annoyed: )

Just a carry on bag/backpack of clothes and my laptop.

Going to try run up small amounts of cash (sub $50) that I have on a couple sites to win more than just the 3 seats if possible.

One of my back up plans is to win 2 Unibet Open UK Manchester seats while over seas.  Since you can convert 2nd package to cash and also I really want to play Manchester.  If possible I will try win a Unibet Open Bucharest package and if I do, despite me being a busto, doesn't mean I'm a nit and if I win a package I'll give away 10% of my action to people in this community via a Freeroll or something.

It's a high risk crazy adventure, but to me personally the risk is worth the potential reward and I am fired up and ready to go.

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Here are some calculations I did:

50kGBP GTD, 75GBP per Day1 participant = approx. 667 people to fullfill guarantee.

If they only pay 16 people that would be only 2,4 % of the field, very strange. 

Maybe they see Day1 as some kind of a qualifier and Day2 is the real tourney. I will send them a mail, maybe they can sort it out.

If there are 100 players on day2 and 16 get paid, that would be a very reasonable 16% who get paid.

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 If you qualify for UO Bucharest and you wanna come in Romania way before it starts,feel free to contact me so i will arrange a place for you to stay if you want.

Good luck with you goals :)

"When things are bad, it's the best time to reinvent yourself"
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Plan on staying in Europe till like January and then go to Australia to watch Tennis lol.

I hope I last till like the Prague festival that would be cool to hit up Prague in December.  

Maybe longer unless I win like a lot of money I'll just be grinding in Europe for as long as I can I think.

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