Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Schedule, New Routine, New Post

So I've been trying out a daily schedule for me that started a few weeks ago. Basically I wake up pretty early anywhere between 4:30am-6am. Put in a session before my babies wake up (now 18months) and usually get around 2k hands in. Then I take care and play with the babies for a few hours and turn the tv on with Barney for the girls. They usually watch it for a hour or two which lets me get another session of around 1500-2k hands in. Which is awesome because now I have almost half the volume i normally put in. Then I get them ready to take a nap shortly after and able to put in another session 2-3k hands in and my wife gets home from work, so I can play poker till about 7pm with another break in between. So I log in around 7-10k hands in a day, take care of my babies, and still have some time to hand with my family and get some wife time in. I guess the only downside is I don't get to work on my game as much since I head to bed a lot earlier, usually around 9-10pm. But part of my new routine is trying to find time to still study and work on my game, so I'm going to make and effort every week to spend around 4-6 hrs to do so.

This schedule seems to being working pretty well, Im not putting in large volume in one session like 5K+ hands, I'm taking plenty more breaks while putting in shorter session, and I'm more alert at the tables instead of going into autopilot after 2k hands. At the same time I'm getting more volume than I did in the past where I would start working when I put my girls for there first nap. I'm not staying up till 3am and feel like my time is more productive. I found it really hard to put in any sessions past 10pm because I just want to relax and wind down from the long day.

Also, I think I want to start writing more about other things besides poker. If you guys know Doublefly, he has some pretty awesome blog post where he talks about food, family, etc. So I think I'm going to write a little about my family and music that I've been listening to, and maybe write about my past when I was a musician touring the country and putting out records.

With that, poker is going well. Lots of ups and downs this month, but manage to be in the green this month, hopefully I can keep it up. Played the sunday 12 million, and got knocked out about halfway through the field. Basically never doubled up and didn't pick up anything, not even a pocket pair and AJ+ which sucked, Had to make some light 3bets vs steals to gain some chips and finally got knocked out when I shoved ATo vs HJ open that was pretty active and he turned over AK. Didn't suck out.

Been listening to lot of cool music lately. One being Radiohead which put out a new album recently "the king of limbs"

Also listening to the new Mogwai - Hardcore will Never Die but You Will which has been absolutely amazing.

Both bands which are two of my favorites and been listening to them for over 12 years now. I would recommend checking out all their past stuff if you don't know them.

My two little babies are now 18 months old. They are just so responsive and full of life. Walking up and down the stairs, clapping their hands, running, doing little jumps, and eatting lots of food. They are just beautiful. Me and my wife been taking some nice drives around florida with the monkeys and going to the mall, going out to dinner, and watching old movies in bed.

Hope March is going well for everyone and I need to run good good and more good!!!!



  1. Looks like u have a great life mate. All the best..!!

  2. hey thanks rosh!! appreciate the kind words

  3. Your schedule seems to be solid. I need to come up with my own schedule soon. I've been slacking at the tables. I don't know how you do it with 2 babies. My newborn is kicking my ass right now.

  4. good to here mate im happy to see that some people have balance unlike my self with my hectic 13 hours of poker a day lol

  5. haha, boldbet, you just need balance in life and in poker

    voltastyllo, 13 hrs of poker a day is not a bad thing if you are continually working on your game. i've done that quite a bit in the past and some days I still do...haha

  6. Making the time and being disciplined enough to put in volume is always half the battle, good to hear that you have that down. I'd definitely like to ramp up the grind a bit in the next few months.

  7. hey thanks ronfar, its working out thus far. So im going to stick with sure you'll find your grinding groove