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successlaw Rank 14
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Wow..for some moments your graph line were very high. I think you caught a good upswing there.  I think its a wise decision to let hexapros away and continue grinding mtts and improving your game. And that s true, a very high variance is involved into hexapros tables. 

Good luck at tables

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triceraatopp Rank 17
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Inspired by all the new years challenges I got really exited about doing one myself Very Happy

When I started this blog in february I had absolutly no clue what I was doing, my "studying" was limited to watching a runitonce video once a week and I played purely on instinct although trying to convince myself that wasnt the case...

 

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In the year that been I have improved alot both in poker and personaly, but Im only beginning to figure things out & 2019 will be all about progress! When I started this blog I was really sick, I had got something called adrenal burnout which is when the adrenals no longer can produce enough/regulate levels of corticol (the hormon needed the deal with anything) due to prolonged exposure to stress. I couldent dress myself, hadent been outside in weeks and the only social contact I was capable of was with my discord group. My whole life was turned up side down, I was used to a high tempo, finishing medschool while working as a jr dr on the side & attending every party/dinner/yoga class possible, but I realiced to late that humans dont function very long without sleep & after I crashed nothing was possible anymore, when it was worst just realicing that I would have to go to the bathroom to brush my teeth in a couple of hours induced a horrible stress reaction. And nothing helped. Exept poker. When I played poker I could disconect everything els and just focus on the hand, one decicion at the time, not reliante on or responseble for anybody and if I failed I only had to answer to myself. I could breath. And I started playing more and more poker and talked alot to the guys in discord @EL_HEFAZO @yarik_gr @Causality & Tim, playing together, studying and I loved it. Poker have everything that intrigues me, math, psychology, logic, intuition, competetivness. You need to work on yourself, take responsebility, be disciplined, creative, cuorious and most important, its really really fun Very Happy

When I got a UO Malta package I was extatic, I had never been to a casino, or even watched a live game on tv but I had heard the stories in chat and Im extremly competetive so I knew I was going to love it as  much as I love playing online if not more, the extra dimension of facing your opponent exited me! Then I got nervous, really nervous, I had not been around people since I got sick and was still extremly sensitive but it somehow went really good Very Happy I didnt beat the nervousity, my hands were shaking the whole weekend, I accidently limped atleast 5 times becouse I didnt understand how to raise and once I completly missed that my opponent checked, becouse I didnt talk or look at anybody during a hand, making for a very uncomferteble 5 min for the whole table Speechless But it still went fine and that was so much due to this community, there was a live blogg and I got so much wounderful support from people here and in twitch chat, so many good luck wishes and people rooting for and saying they belived in me Heart Its impossible to doubt oneself with so much support behind you, and I especially remember getting an extra confidence boost getting this one from @Want2Believe Heart


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 After Malta I felt just as I did before Malta, I just wanted to play poker and thats pretty much what I´ve done Very Happy

Now 6 months later I feel so much better, it will take time to recover fully but Im not in a hurry, I have found a new way of living and I just take things as they are.  As I said in the beginning I want 2019 to be about progress, 2018 I got back on my feet and now I am hungry to improve, I want to study harder, meditate deeper, keep my focus right and see where that takes me Rockon 

In line with that my challenge for myself will be about handrewiewing. After every session I shall post atleast one hand that Im unsertain about and analyse it to the extent of my ability Smile Starting tomorrow!

 

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GR1ZZL3R Rank 23
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An inspiring story @triceraatopp if ever there was one, showing what can be done in life not just poker. 2018 was a really bad start for me personally but finding the UB community helped me enormously to get through some sad times. Apologies to a couple of other posters that I've missed mentioning on their health issues, but I really wish the best for everyone in the New Year* and still hope to meet you and others in person at some time. Smile

 

* Always ecept when sat at the same table.Rofl

 

Your excel sheets are the best by far.Thumbs Up

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triceraatopp Rank 17
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@GR1ZZL3R ❤ How crazy it is what a game and a online forum can do, pretty amaysing 😊 I hope you feel better now aswell and I to wish you all the best in 2019 (with the same reservations 😉). I feel it will be a incredible poker year! Very much hope to see you on a live stop this year! I will try to qualify for all of them 😀

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GR1ZZL3R Rank 23
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Same here @triceraatopp, I don't know why but I just feel that this year could be the best. It could be due to more motivation with challenges or more inspiration from some great new blogs, whatever it is I hope it works for all of us to lead on to bigger and better times, on and off the felt. Happy The live stop dream is still alive, just, so plenty of optimism still, gl in everything.Thumbs Up

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Want2Believe Rank 15
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haha, yeah. I remember that dino on the pic Smile No problem! I wish I could support you else more. I enjoyed following your progress at the tables and reading your walls of text Very Happy. Please keep doing this from time to time.
Don't know how it came to this, that we have really nice microclimate in the community. UB is the best. I'm pretty sure we could be friends with most of the reg-guys in real life.

Wish you the best New Year @triceraatopp and all success in 2019th. Thumbs Up

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triceraatopp Rank 17
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A week and a half into the new year I feel happy with how I approached my game. I have studied really good and although I still havent got a UO package to Sinaia, despite 5 tryes, I did bink a UK pack and a 1.5k package to Mpnp in Tallin so I cant complain Smile I really really want to go to Sinaia though, it sounds absolutely amaysing and I really look forward to meet everybody again so I hope I can step it up and ship one in this few last satelites.

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The Mtt graph is looking good so far, I shiped a bunch of smaller tournaments for good money so It more then make up for the bricks in the highs Smile Im very exided for the community leaderboards and hope they will start soon, Im not sure how big disadvantage it will be to play with my own alias but I think it should be fine in the lower buy in tournaments anyway where there is alot of players that dont pay attention. Well it will show Smile Now focus is to channel all the rungood to sunday and the Sinaia final! I want to go skiing!!!


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GR1ZZL3R Rank 23
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I really hope you get to Sinai @triceraatopp keep it going, a terrific start to the year.Thumbs Up

I won't be playing masses of mtt's but am looking forward to the DIRT series, should be fun, and am still determined to do the UK circuit.Smile

You helped me with excel sheets so can I ask where and how you get your graphs, really good looking (upward helps obviously ), you're presentations always look very professional. Thumbs Up

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triceraatopp Rank 17
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Thanks @GR1ZZL3R Very Happy You done very well yourself, unlucky you busted your fun challenge but its a tough one so well played to get so far! 

Wish us both a massive satelite run good 😀

I have updated my excell sheets a lot since I send it to you, let me know if u want the new verision Smile For the graphs I use excell aswell, Its very simple amd Im sure there is way better ways to do them then my way but I can post a little toutorial with print screens to show you Smile

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