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  1-Jan-14, 00:49   #1
“Ronin’s Bankrollmob Blog Spot for 2014” +5 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
“Ronin’s Bankrollmob Blog Spot for 2014”

Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.

January 6thd, 2014

Section 1: Poker Tips & Concepts
I have recently been asked, ”Why the hell do so many players shove all in preflop in Mtt tournaments with almost nothing, and why would so many call an all in preflop with total garbage?”
I decided to answer the question here as well. Many players are very new to playing poker and they are what I call TV players. They learned about the game of poker from watching it on TV. The pros they watched on TV seemed to be playing any two cards and winning big money with them. I said, that many people can’t seem to understand, that when they are watching poker on TV that the program has been edited to death. They do not see the often hundreds of boring fold the players make over and over simply because it would be boring to watch. TV shows interesting and somewhat exciting hands in order to boost ratings, higher ratings means they make more money from advertisers.
TV players have also not learned that and Mtt is a marathon and not a sprint. No one can win an Mtt tournament in the first hand, but you can sure as heck lose one in the first hand. I did not even go into the freerolling bingo multi account cheaters who are running multiple accounts.

Section 2: “Ronin’s Bankroll Management Challenge”

Well this section is going to be familiar to the forum regulars as I have been running this section for awhile in the forums, It is about the single most important skill a poker player must have in their arsenal in order to be a successful winning player.
Bankroll Management has been estimated to be the single most neglected poker skill by almost 95% of all players. Countless books have been written on the subject, and yet most players most often just ignore the rules of proper bankroll management.
I too fall into this trap at times.
This section is intended to show how proper bankroll management can ensure that and good poker player who approaches his bankroll and poker play from a solid and disciplined position can succeed.
It also is intended to help me to remain focus and discipline in my own bankroll quest to succeed.
The 1st part of the year in 2014 will see me discussing heavily the results of a combined staking run between myself and a fellow mobster. (His name will be withheld to keep people from asking him for stakes which he does not need the grief from)

G’day mates
Well it is almost time for me to begin my poker playing again for the 2014 year. I have been on a small break from playing online poker with the exception for a couple free rolls which I played just for the pure fun of it.
I have been studying my hand history from Dec 13th, 2013 to Dec 28th, 2013 in order to figure out what I was doing wrong to account for a 63 buy in downswing. I also had a friend whom I trust take a look as well and we both came to the same conclusion independently of each other.
It would appear I was actually doing nothing wrong it was just unbelievable horrid bad luck with the exception of two hands when I should have been more aggressive. I understandably doubted my poker game to say the least after such a massive downswing and bankroll loses.
So I will be starting this journey again very soon with a Dark Horse Staking run.

Section 3: The daily rant.

Today I want to know why the heck people figure just because they have a so called normal sleep schedule that I too must keep the same sleep pattern. I know people who just assume that if they are up then everyone else is supposed to be up and awake too. It is damn rude to call people before 10 am in my opinion. I know that I prefer to be left alone in the mornings and since I do not need to keep to a set sleep rotation I do not. I sleep when my body tells me it is tired regardless of time day or night. It amazes me when people call and after telling them I was taking a nap they go oh, and then proceed to try and have a conversation with me about stupid and unimportant BS.
People if someone tells you the was trying to take a nap when you call the polite and decent thing to do is say, “oh, sorry, I will let you get back to sleep, just call me later.” You should not interrupt our naps with unimportant BS.
Well until next time, be cool.

Section 4: The call of the Muse (Wednesday’s)

This section will also be familiar to forum regulars. I am resurrecting Ronin’s Short Story blog which I ran for a time. Yes mobsters I am going to write more poker based shorts here on BankrollMob.
I have decided to once again start writing in "The Bluff - A Poker Short Story".
I will re-post the entire story here in this new blog area along with a new section in the next few hours.
I apologize to Steve's fans for the long wait.
I hope you enjoy the new blog area.
So until Later mates, be cool.

Section 5: The Escape

Welcome to what for me might very well be the most difficult section of the blog to write on a daily bases. In this section, I will attempt to keep a detailed food intake log, as well as an honest accounting of a daily exercise routine, which hopefully will move me steadily towards the goal of getting physically healthy.
In May 2013 I was admitted into hospital and they weight me at that time at the weight of 602 lbs. I spent 64 days in the hospital and during that time they had me on an 1800 calorie a day diabetic diet. On the day I was released from the hospital I was weighted at 542 lbs.
During the 1st month my weight climbed back upward to 158 lbs again.
I became very depressed about this and honestly just wanted to die. I could not see my life getting better and was constantly in extreme pain which required me to take a lot of pain medications just to stay somewhat functional.
I decided to lose weight even if it killed me. In October I began, and in November I was weighted at 536 lbs. I have not been weight since.
In December I completely went off the rails and I am convinced that I regained some weight back. I plan to get weight very soon in order to have a truer starting number to once again begin working from. I believe that I am right around 550 lbs again, I have a 74” waist and ware an 8X T-Shirt.
It is humiliating to admit these facts but I fell I must be honest with you all of why even bother with this section, my hope is that by making myself accountable to my fellow BankrollMob members that it will motivate me to succeed this time unlike past failures.
The exercise levels for the day were not great, as I was in a lot of pain. I did however walk to and from my door to my bed several times, and also did a small work out with hand weights. I also did some seated exercises. Looking back at the day, I think I probably took in more calories then I exercised away. Will do better tomorrow, I really need to work on my diet and exercise routine. I am at least being honest about what I have done, and realize I MUST do better. It all comes in baby steps and at least I am trying.
I am going to develop a better way of keeping the daily food intake log. I need to have a much better record of the calories which I am truly eating.
January 6th
Doing well today so far, I have not eaten yet today but will soon. Have exercised by walking some, but very tire, I think it is from not having eaten so I am going to eat a bit. I plan to workout with free weights. Feeling good about how the day is going so far.

Ronin Cool

Edited by RoninHarper (Monday, January 06, 2014 @ 16:15 GMT)


     
  2-Jan-14, 10:58   #2
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Nastasha1982 
Joined: Oct '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 175
Despite considering myself a bit of Noob on these forums I will say Ronin, that you have struck me as a very nice and welcoming chap. So reading section 5 is a little sad for me and I want to wish you the very best of luck, strength and accomplishment in addressing your health issues. I'm not going to pretend I know exactly what you're going through but I do know that no matter what, YOU CAN lose weight and get your health in good order. I believe at the heart of this is building interesting and healthy (mind and body) routines, surrounding yourself with people (friends, not specialists) that understand your problem and want to help you.

You CAN and WILL become a healthier and happier person in 2014. WILL WILL WILL Thumbs Up


     
  2-Jan-14, 11:08   #3
  0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
“Ronin’s Bankrollmob Blog Spot for 2014”
Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.
January 2nd, 2014

Section 1: Poker Tips & Concepts

Today’s tip is for all those of you who make the mistake of not following any kind of bankroll management at all. I cannot stress to you enough that if you are going to play a very aggressive style to attempt to build up your bankroll very fast, then you must always be prepared to lose your entire bankroll even faster. When you lose a significant portion of your bankroll you must NOT go on tilt and immediately jump up a stake level if you can’t do a full buy in a few times at least. When you move up to try and chase your loses most often you will only bleed money even faster.
If you can’t handle this truth then you really need to rethink you aggressive attempt to build up your bankroll super fast. In poker aggression can be very good, however, too much aggression is lethal to a bankroll if it is ill timed or you hit an outright cooler hand.
Let us also not forget about the total fish who will call you down all the way to the river simply because they do not know any better and suck out on the river card.

Section 2: “Ronin’s Bankroll Management Challenge”

Well this section is going to be familiar to the forum regulars as I have been running this section for awhile in the forums, It is about the single most important skill a poker player must have in their arsenal in order to be a successful winning player.
Bankroll Management has been estimated to be the single most neglected poker skill by almost 95% of all players. Countless books have been written on the subject, and yet most players most often just ignore the rules of proper bankroll management.
I too fall into this trap at times.
This section is intended to show how proper bankroll management can ensure that and good poker player who approaches his bankroll and poker play from a solid and disciplined position can succeed.
It also is intended to help me to remain focus and discipline in my own bankroll quest to succeed.
The 1st part of the year in 2014 will see me discussing heavily the results of a combined staking run between myself and a fellow mobster. (his name will be withheld to keep people from asking him for stakes which he does not need the grief from)

Section 3: The daily rant.

Well it has been on heck of a day thus far, have you ever noticed, the more you try to rush to get things done, the more things seem to just go wrong and you are forced to keep doing things over to fix some stupid small mistake. I think it is faster to just slow the heck down and take a breath, and then just relax and get things done right the first time without anymore damn mistake.
I hate having to do the same stupid stuff over again, when all I want to do is get the crap over with once and for all. I also want to know why, I do not have a phone call for hours, but the minute I go into the washroom the damn phone rings. I mean common mates, I sometimes wonder if there really is a camera watching me, just to see when it is the most annoying time for people to call me.
Well until next time, be cool.

Section 4: The call of the Muse (Wednesday’s)

This section will also be familiar to forum regulars. I am resurrecting Ronin’s Short Story blog which I ran for a time. Yes mobsters I am going to write more poker based shorts here on BankrollMob.
I have decided to once again start writing in "The Bluff - A Poker Short Story".
I will re-post the entire story here in this new blog area along with a new section in the next few hours.
I apologize to Steve's fans for the long wait.
I hope you enjoy the new blog area.
So until Later.

Section 5: The Escape

Welcome to what for me might very well be the most difficult section of the blog to write on a daily bases. In this section, I will attempt to keep a detailed food intake log, as well as an honest accounting of a daily exercise routine, which hopefully will move me steadily towards the goal of getting physically healthy.
In May 2013 I was admitted into hospital and they weight me at that time at the weight of 602 lbs. I spent 64 days in the hospital and during that time they had me on an 1800 calorie a day diabetic diet. On the day I was released from the hospital I was weighted at 542 lbs.
During the 1st month my weight climbed back upward to 158 lbs again.
I became very depressed about this and honestly just wanted to die. I could not see my life getting better and was constantly in extreme pain which required me to take a lot of pain medications just to stay somewhat functional.
I decided to lose weight even if it killed me. In October I began, and in November I was weighted at 536 lbs. I have not been weight since.
In December I completely went of the rails and I am convinced that I regained some weight back. I plan to get weight very soon in order to have a truer starting number to once again begin working from. I believe that I am right around 550 lbs again, I have a 74” waist and ware an 8X T-Shirt.
It is humiliating to admit these facts but I fell I must be honest with you all of why even bother with this section, my hope is that by making myself accountable to my fellow BankrollMob members that it will motivate me to succeed this time unlike past failures.
The exercise levels for the day were not great, as I was in a lot of pain. I did however walk to and from my door to my bed several times, and also did a small work out with hand weights. I also did some seated exercises. Looking back at the day, I think I probably took in more calories then I exercised away. Will do better tomorrow, I really need to work on my diet and exercise routine. I am at least being honest about what I have done, and realize I MUST do better. It all comes in baby steps and at least I am trying.
I am going to develop a better way of keeping the daily food intake log. I need to have a much better record of the calories which I am truly eating.

yesterday my caloric intake was 1900 calories.
It was not the healthiest of foods but that was the calorie intake

Ronin

     
  2-Jan-14, 12:15   #4
  0 
pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8623
well have to say that this thread is very well structured, lots of topics covered- which ultimately delivers everyone some amusing reading. kinda missing section 69: "adults only", but who knows maybe this will be added at some point in 2014.
Ronin i hope you are having some fun writing this thread, since i'm sure there are plenty of mobsters who are having fun reading it Thumbs Up

     
  2-Jan-14, 13:32   #5
  0 
thefly131 
Joined: Jun '10
Location: Belgium
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1343
Well ronin indead a nice blog you re starting.

I will surely try to read everything you write as I find you one of the better writes here (only pochui is better when it comes to bullshitt Blink )
I hope you will be the most succesfull in section 5 bcquse thqt s the most important.
Let s say you need the same talents for this as in good pokermanagement... patience and character, persistence,...
Just remember there a lot of mobsters here that will support you.


     
  2-Jan-14, 16:22   #6
  0 
damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4847
Nice one RONIN and all the respect available for your candour! It cant be easy but the challenge would not be a challenge if it wasnt easy, so I should think all your followers here at BRM will give you whatever support you need to progress and make a good go of things. Looking forward to reading more.

     
  2-Jan-14, 19:20   #7
  0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
G'day mates

Thank you for all the kind words.
I hope that the staff at BRM like it as well.
This is the exact format I suggested to them when I applied to become an official BankrollMob blogger.
I have not heard yet if they are going to pick me or not.
I just decided to prove that I was the best damn choice by doing it, right from the start of 2014.
Hope I can continue to keep people entertained.
wishing you all the best !
be cool

Ronin Cool

     
  3-Jan-14, 19:58   #8
  0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
“Ronin’s Bankrollmob Blog Spot for 2014”
Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.

January 3rd, 2014

Section 1: Poker Tips & Concepts

It has recently been asked of me why if players have to pay a rake in a live venue, why are they also expected to pay the dealer anything extra if they win a hand.
For those who have never played in a live cash poker venue this practice is most commonly referred to paying the toke, the toke is simply just a tip for the dealer. Try to remember that when you are playing poker in a live venue that a very large portion of a dealers pay come directly from the tokes (their tips) which they receive. Dealers are working in a service industry, and like all service industry providers they need their tokes.
Every casino does things slightly differently, just ask what the etiquette for their casino is and deal with things properly.

Section 2: “Ronin’s Bankroll Management Challenge”

Well this section is going to be familiar to the forum regulars as I have been running this section for awhile in the forums, It is about the single most important skill a poker player must have in their arsenal in order to be a successful winning player.
Bankroll Management has been estimated to be the single most neglected poker skill by almost 95% of all players. Countless books have been written on the subject, and yet most players most often just ignore the rules of proper bankroll management.
I too fall into this trap at times.
This section is intended to show how proper bankroll management can ensure that and good poker player who approaches his bankroll and poker play from a solid and disciplined position can succeed.
It also is intended to help me to remain focus and discipline in my own bankroll quest to succeed.
The 1st part of the year in 2014 will see me discussing heavily the results of a combined staking run between myself and a fellow mobster. (His name will be withheld to keep people from asking him for stakes which he does not need the grief from)

G’day mates
Well it is almost time for me to begin my poker playing again for the 2014 year. I have been on a small break from playing online poker with the exception for a couple free rolls which I played just for the pure fun of it.
I have been studying my hand history from Dec 13th, 2013 to Dec 28th, 2013 in order to figure out what I was doing wrong to account for a 63 buy in downswing. I also had a friend whom I trust take a look as well and we both came to the same conclusion independently of each other.
It would appear I was actually doing nothing wrong it was just unbelievable horrid bad luck with the exception of two hands when I should have been more aggressive. I understandably doubted my poker game to say the least after such a massive downswing and bankroll loses.
So I will be starting this journey again very soon with a Dark Horse Staking run.

Section 3: The daily rant.

Well it never seems to stop pissing me off how people can be some damned inconsiderate at times. I am referring to how when family and friends want something, they have no problem whatsoever come by my place to get whatever it is. (Usually they want to borrow money)
When it comes time for them to repay their debts however, it is always a song and dance about how busy they are and it will be few more days before they can stop in to pay you back what is owed. Why can people not just grow a set of balls and do what I do, If I borrow money and for whatever reason am unable to pay it back on time I just call the person up and say so directly. I also apologize for the screw up and tell them exactly when I think I will have the money I owe them. Why do people insist on playing games? I am much more understanding towards a person who just admits life went to heck and they just need a bit more time then when they try to lie about things or even worse just outright slink off and try to hide away without a word for a couple extra weeks. I detest that type of dishonorable cowardliness.
I am just say that, if you owe something to someone, then go about things the right way, when life kicks your plans to the curb, stand up and take responsibility for it, you will at least earn respect for it.
Well until next time, be cool.

Section 4: The call of the Muse (Wednesday’s)

This section will also be familiar to forum regulars. I am resurrecting Ronin’s Short Story blog which I ran for a time. Yes mobsters I am going to write more poker based shorts here on BankrollMob.
I have decided to once again start writing in "The Bluff - A Poker Short Story".
I will re-post the entire story here in this new blog area along with a new section in the next few hours.
I apologize to Steve's fans for the long wait.
I hope you enjoy the new blog area.
So until Later mates, be cool.

Section 5: The Escape

Welcome to what for me might very well be the most difficult section of the blog to write on a daily bases. In this section, I will attempt to keep a detailed food intake log, as well as an honest accounting of a daily exercise routine, which hopefully will move me steadily towards the goal of getting physically healthy.
In May 2013 I was admitted into hospital and they weight me at that time at the weight of 602 lbs. I spent 64 days in the hospital and during that time they had me on an 1800 calorie a day diabetic diet. On the day I was released from the hospital I was weighted at 542 lbs.
During the 1st month my weight climbed back upward to 158 lbs again.
I became very depressed about this and honestly just wanted to die. I could not see my life getting better and was constantly in extreme pain which required me to take a lot of pain medications just to stay somewhat functional.
I decided to lose weight even if it killed me. In October I began, and in November I was weighted at 536 lbs. I have not been weight since.
In December I completely went off the rails and I am convinced that I regained some weight back. I plan to get weight very soon in order to have a truer starting number to once again begin working from. I believe that I am right around 550 lbs again, I have a 74” waist and ware an 8X T-Shirt.
It is humiliating to admit these facts but I fell I must be honest with you all of why even bother with this section, my hope is that by making myself accountable to my fellow BankrollMob members that it will motivate me to succeed this time unlike past failures.
The exercise levels for the day were not great, as I was in a lot of pain. I did however walk to and from my door to my bed several times, and also did a small work out with hand weights. I also did some seated exercises. Looking back at the day, I think I probably took in more calories then I exercised away. Will do better tomorrow, I really need to work on my diet and exercise routine. I am at least being honest about what I have done, and realize I MUST do better. It all comes in baby steps and at least I am trying.
I am going to develop a better way of keeping the daily food intake log. I need to have a much better record of the calories which I am truly eating.
January 3rd
Doing well today so far I have only eaten 850 calories and have exercised by both walking some and with free weights. Feeling good about how the day is going so far.

     
  4-Jan-14, 13:11   #9
  +1 
Peter7878 

Joined: Dec '12
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 1022
In Coming Year
Enjoy every single moment.
The good, bad, beautiful, ugly,
inspiring, the not-so-glamorous moments.
And Thank GOD through it all.

Happy New Year 2014!
To accomplish great things,
We must not only act,
But also dream,
Not only plan but also believe,
Best wishes for New Year 2014!

Happy New Year BankrollMob Community!




     
  4-Jan-14, 13:25   #10
  0 
Heskor 
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 2659
Hey happy new year lots of interesting stuffs, I just skimmed through some of it and I will be coming back to read some more, I especially love the part about not playing with a bankroll, i do that often but I don't have money coming out elsewhere, so every bonus I get I dumped it Big Smile

     
  4-Jan-14, 17:41   #11
  0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
G'day mate

Well I am glad you have found something about this new blog which has peeked your interest.
I will be doing regular updates to this blog on Monday - Fridays

This is the blog idea which I put forth to BankrollMob to be considered as one of their official 2014 blogs but as of yet I have not heard who the 10 people chosen have been.

I decided I was not going to wait for anyone to decide for me. I choose to just do it.
If the site likes what they see then GREAT, it will become an official part of the site, if they do not like it then fine. I am still doing it here in the forum area, because I choose too.

Thank you for your interest and kind words.
Wishing you all the best

Ronin Cool

     
  4-Jan-14, 19:14   #12
  0 
Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
Glad to hear Ronin that you decided to make this blog regardless if it will be an official Bankrollmob thread or not Smile

Not sure if you can do this but an interesting idea in my vision would be to record and comment some of your poker sessions, to me thats the best way by far to learn poker.

     
  4-Jan-14, 21:35   #13
  0 
Phisix 

Joined: May '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 2216
Agree with what Macubaas just said regarding records of sessions. This way you can see how things happens, plays ect instead of thinking what could have happen. Seeing things is a better learning too then just picturing it.

Great blog so far Ronin, keep up the hard work. Smile

     
  5-Jan-14, 14:06   #14
  0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
G'day mate

Thank you for the very kinds words my friends.
There are times when we all need the hear a few words of encouragement.
So I have been gearing up to restart playing poker on a serious level again.
I have made some very important decisions in regards to my poker play.

1. I Will NOT play poker within 3 hours of taking any prescription drug strength pain medications.
2. I am going to drop back from playing 16 tables at once, to just 4-6 tables so that I can keep better track as to what is going on overall.
3. I WILL NOT break the rules of my bankroll management.
4. When play a cash game table session, I WILL stop after 2 hours to take a 30 minute break, to refresh myself both mentally and physically.
5. Whenever I take a shot at moving up to a higher stake level, I will only be able to do so on a maximum of 4 tables at one time, and those four buy ins will represent my entire stop loss for the attempt.
6. I will Not sit down with more than 5% of my overall bankroll on any one table no matter what!
7. I MUST have at least 100 times the buy in level to play in any MTT tournament.
8. I Will play tournaments with blind structures that have at least 8 minutes between levels.
9. I will NOT play with an audience watching me here at home as they are a distraction, because I feel I need to make more moves to keep them entertained, this can cause me to make questionable, or stupid hero moves I would most like fold if I was alone.

Well you get the idea Smile

Been making some decisions about a few other things in my life as well.

Like I am NOT getting involved with a women any time soon as they are all to hard on my head.
Have also walked away from some so called friends, because they do nothing but use me, and bring me down, by making me second guess my own self worth.

Well this message is long enough for now. LOL I did not even get 10 mob points for this post Tongue

be cool mates

Ronin Cool

Edited by RoninHarper (Sunday, January 05, 2014 @ 14:12 GMT)


     
  5-Jan-14, 16:11   #15
  0 
magatt966 

Joined: Jan '09
Location: Italy
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 3713
The vest improvement you can do is start using a tracker software.
If you don't want to use a HUD while playing (but I strongly recommend using HUD because elsewhere you're waiving a HUGE advantage) you can use the software to make session review, hands analysis, keep track of you results, and view the spots where you win/loose more.

You can set up every kind of reports: for example sorting stats positions, for action preflop, for hole cards, for everything you want.

You can easily see if you're not blindstealing enough (or you're doing too much), if you need to defendo a bit more you're blinds or (as often happens you should for meore blinds and play more hands when in better positions) etc etc...

Why don't you just have a try at HM2 using 30 days free trial period?

     
  6-Jan-14, 16:18   #16
  0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
G'day mates

I have updated the original post of this blog with the post for January 6th 2014 post.
I will see how this approach works out it might not work out as well. we shall see.
Wishing you all the best
be cool

Ronin Cool

     
  8-Jan-14, 19:06   #17
  -1 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
“Ronin’s Bankrollmob Blog Spot for 2014”
Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.

January 8 th, 2014

Section 1: Poker Tips & Concepts
Every poker player who want to play online poker, and let us be honest we all pretty much do, must look into what the exact laws in their country are in regards to online gambling.
Everyone knows that the US government for the most part has screwed over the US poker players, What has recently taken me by total surprise is to what extent the Canadian government has been screwing over the online poker community here in Canada. The government has been fighting an almost covert war against poker players and 99% of Canadian players did not even know it was happening. I have only been made aware myself in the last week.
I have asked about 50 fellow Canadian poker players about these things and they all thought I was making things up, these are bright guys and they are in total shock as to what has really happened behind closed doors. If it had not been for the recent emails I got from skrill and Neteller I still would not know either.
My point is this. What you do not know CAN hurt YOU!
Look into what the laws are in your country regarding online gaming just to confirm things have not changed. It is amazing what they have been able to do right here in Canada without anyone even knowing it was happening.

Section 2: “Ronin’s Bankroll Management Challenge”

Well this section is going to be familiar to the forum regulars as I have been running this section for awhile in the forums, It is about the single most important skill a poker player must have in their arsenal in order to be a successful winning player.
Bankroll Management has been estimated to be the single most neglected poker skill by almost 95% of all players. Countless books have been written on the subject, and yet most players most often just ignore the rules of proper bankroll management.
I too fall into this trap at times.
This section is intended to show how proper bankroll management can ensure that and good poker player who approaches his bankroll and poker play from a solid and disciplined position can succeed.
It also is intended to help me to remain focus and discipline in my own bankroll quest to succeed.
The 1st part of the year in 2014 will see me discussing heavily the results of a combined staking run between myself and a fellow mobster. (His name will be withheld to keep people from asking him for stakes which he does not need the grief from)
G’day mates
Well it is almost time for me to begin my poker playing again for the 2014 year. I have been on a small break from playing online poker with the exception for a couple free rolls which I played just for the pure fun of it.
I have been studying my hand history from Dec 13th, 2013 to Dec 28th, 2013 in order to figure out what I was doing wrong to account for a 63 buy in downswing. I also had a friend whom I trust take a look as well and we both came to the same conclusion independently of each other.
It would appear I was actually doing nothing wrong it was just unbelievable horrid bad luck with the exception of two hands when I should have been more aggressive. I understandably doubted my poker game to say the least after such a massive downswing and bankroll loses.
So I will be starting this journey again very soon with a Dark Horse Staking run.

Section 3: The daily rant.

Anyone within Canada needs to know this if they want to use Neteller, it has really upset me
personally.

Verifying your account for members from Canada
Published 04/03/2010 09.08 AM | Updated 05/11/2013 11.46 AM
How do I verify my account if I live in Canada?
Before you decide to verify your account, it is important to understand that NETELLER is not able to offer the same service in Canada that it does elsewhere. By verifying, you will gain access to higher transaction limits, the ability to withdraw your funds, and also to receive and use the Net+ Prepaid MasterCard®. However, you will not be able to transfer funds to or from gaming websites.

There are several steps to verifying your account, and they can be completed in any order:

Requirement 1: Accept the FSCS Warning

All NETELLER members are required to accept the FSCS Warning before their accounts can be verified.

To accept this warning, please sign in to your NETELLER account. Select the “Account” link found at the left side of the window. Now click on the “Account” link located on the left hand side of your account and then click on the “Verify” link beside the Identity line under the Setup menu. Here you will be able to read and accept the FSCS warning.

Details of what else is necessary to verify are also found here.

Requirement 2: Telephone Verification

All Canadian members require a telephone confirmation to complete their account verification. You can request one at any time that is convenient for you by going to this form. When you submit that form, you will receive a call within approximately 1-3 hours. During this call, it is important that we record your occupation, as required by Canadian law.

Requirement 3: Verification of Bank account
a) The easiest way to complete the second requirement on your account is to scan and email us a colour copy of a cleared cheque. This scan must show all four corners of the cheque, both front and back, and must include the bank's stamp, your name and address, and the numbers across the bottom of the front of your cheque. You may block the amount of the cheque and to whom it was written if you wish.

Some Canadian banks offer cheque viewing services online, where you may download an image of your cleared cheque and email it to us. This would be acceptable as well.

Send the images of the front and back of your cleared cheque to identity@neteller.com for review. Documents are reviewed within 3-5 business days.
b) If you are unable to send an image of a cleared cheque, you can complete this requirement by sending one of the following documents instead to confirm your bank account:
• Original bank statement (must have been printed by the bank and sent via postal mail to you, online bank statements will not be accepted)
• Photocopied bank statement (must be signed and stamped by the bank)
• Bank account confirmation letter (must be signed and stamped by the bank)
Regardless of which of the above options you choose, the statement must have been issued within the past 90 days upon receipt by NETELLER. You must send the statement or letter via postal mail or courier to:
NETELLER
Member Security Department
320, 215 - 16 STREET SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7P5
Canada
Delivery time will vary depending on the postal service.
Requirement 4: Verification of Personal Identity

A third document is required in some cases, but not all cases. If you contact us, we’d be happy to inform you if you need to meet this third requirement.

This can be completed by sending a photocopy of your government-issued photo identification which has been signed and stamped by a legal guarantor. The photocopy must show the front and back of your ID, including all four corners, and be easily legible. Acceptable forms of ID are:
• Passport
• Driver’s license
• Identity card
• Permanent resident card
This photocopied, stamped, and signed document must be sent via postal mail to the same address as above.

Legal guarantors are Canadian individuals engaged in any of the following professions (must be working in Canada to qualify):
• a dentist, a medical doctor or a chiropractor;
• a judge, a magistrate or a lawyer;
• a notary (in Quebec) or a notary public;
• an optometrist or a pharmacist;
• an accredited public accountant (APA);
• a chartered accountant (CA);
• a certified general accountant (CGA);
• a certified management accountant (CMA);
• a public accountant (PA);
• a registered public accountant (RPA);
• a professional engineer (P. Eng., in a province other than Quebec) or engineer (Eng. in Quebec); or
• a veterinarian.
Rejected Documents

Sometimes, you may send documents that are not accepted. Click here to learn more about why your documents might be rejected.
Well until next time, be cool.

Section 4: The call of the Muse (Wednesday’s)

This section will also be familiar to forum regulars. I am resurrecting Ronin’s Short Story blog which I ran for a time. Yes mobsters I am going to write more poker based shorts here on BankrollMob.
I have decided to once again start writing in "The Bluff - A Poker Short Story".
I will re-post the entire story here in this new blog area along with a new section in the next few hours.
I apologize to Steve's fans for the long wait.
I hope you enjoy the new blog area.
So until Later mates, be cool.

Section 5: The Escape

Welcome to what for me might very well be the most difficult section of the blog to write on a daily bases. In this section, I will attempt to keep a detailed food intake log, as well as an honest accounting of a daily exercise routine, which hopefully will move me steadily towards the goal of getting physically healthy.
In May 2013 I was admitted into hospital and they weight me at that time at the weight of 602 lbs. I spent 64 days in the hospital and during that time they had me on an 1800 calorie a day diabetic diet. On the day I was released from the hospital I was weighted at 542 lbs.
During the 1st month my weight climbed back upward to 158 lbs again.
I became very depressed about this and honestly just wanted to die. I could not see my life getting better and was constantly in extreme pain which required me to take a lot of pain medications just to stay somewhat functional.
I decided to lose weight even if it killed me. In October I began, and in November I was weighted at 536 lbs. I have not been weight since.
In December I completely went off the rails and I am convinced that I regained some weight back. I plan to get weight very soon in order to have a truer starting number to once again begin working from. I believe that I am right around 550 lbs again, I have a 74” waist and ware an 8X T-Shirt.
It is humiliating to admit these facts but I fell I must be honest with you all of why even bother with this section, my hope is that by making myself accountable to my fellow BankrollMob members that it will motivate me to succeed this time unlike past failures.
The exercise levels for the day were not great, as I was in a lot of pain. I did however walk to and from my door to my bed several times, and also did a small work out with hand weights. I also did some seated exercises. Looking back at the day, I think I probably took in more calories then I exercised away. Will do better tomorrow, I really need to work on my diet and exercise routine. I am at least being honest about what I have done, and realize I MUST do better. It all comes in baby steps and at least I am trying.
I am going to develop a better way of keeping the daily food intake log. I need to have a much better record of the calories which I am truly eating.
January 8th
Doing well today so far, I have only eaten once today it was a sandwich. Have exercised by walking some, but very tired, I was up all night playing PS3 with a friend. I plan to workout with free weights. Feeling good about how the day is going so far.

be cool

Ronin Cool

     
  16-Jan-14, 20:13   #18
  0 
Peter7878 

Joined: Dec '12
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 1022
Posted by Macubaas:

Not sure if you can do this but an interesting idea in my vision would be to record and comment some of your poker sessions, to me thats the best way by far to learn poker.


Posted by Phisix:

Agree with what Macubaas just said regarding records of sessions. This way you can see how things happens, plays ect instead of thinking what could have happen. Seeing things is a better learning too then just picturing it.


Posted by magatt966:

The vest improvement you can do is start using a tracker software.
If you don't want to use a HUD while playing (but I strongly recommend using HUD because elsewhere you're waiving a HUGE advantage) you can use the software to make session review, hands analysis, keep track of you results, and view the spots where you win/loose more.

You can set up every kind of reports: for example sorting stats positions, for action preflop, for hole cards, for everything you want.

You can easily see if you're not blindstealing enough (or you're doing too much), if you need to defendo a bit more you're blinds or (as often happens you should for meore blinds and play more hands when in better positions) etc etc...

Why don't you just have a try at HM2 using 30 days free trial period?


Ronin,

With all the respect to your personality, I am just wondering why you don't answer to these three respectful, loyal and trusted mobsters? Why do you escape the answers of these questions?

In my opinion the answers are very important. By the way I think exactly like them and I will be happy if we get a responce.

In my opinion, it is very important to share with the BankrollMob community the hand analysis, your thoughts, reactions about the hand sessions etc. This subject is the heart of poker!

I wish you all the best! Hope to get answers soon! Just don't escape the answers of that topic, because it's important!


Best Regards,

Peter7878

Edited by Peter7878 (Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 20:51 GMT)


     
  16-Jan-14, 23:04   #19
  0 
RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
G'day mates

Well to be honest in regards to the first two I simply have never tried to do it before.
I do not even know what software to try and used to try it.
I am not a complete computer illiterate but I truly have no clue how to record my sessions live and allow people to watch my hands being played.
I have no interest in making video postings as I HATE camera's and having my photographs taken.
My mothers biggest complaint about me is I will not even let her have a photo of me, not even at Xmas, it always leads to an argument.
I do NOT like people taking my photo for any reason at all.
The aborigial people of Australia believe that if you take a mans photo you are stealing a piece of their soul. I am not that bad but damned close.
I do not use a HUD because I can not use one in a live setting so I do not want to become dependent on one online either.
I also can not figure out how to get the damn things to work on my machine.
I know I have addressed these questions before and now once again here.
I hope this clears things up for you.
best wishes
be cool

Ronin Cool

     
  16-Jan-14, 23:21   #20
  0 
Phisix 

Joined: May '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 2216
You can just used a HUD to record your stats and money earned/lossed on what stakes ect and you dont have to use the HUD to use for playing against people. You can also post hand historys too.

     
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