August 31, 2011

Designing a fitness-poker workout plan

There are 5 keys to fitness success, are there 5 steps to poker success?

5 steps for a good workout regime

  1. Regular cardiovascular exercise - Basketball x1, Swimming x1, Taekwondoe x1,  Ju-Jitsu x1, Tabata Protocol x3
  2. Resistance Training - Weighted Squats x3, Weighted Situps x3, Lifting Weights x3
  3. Nutrition - Paleo Diet and Juicing daily
  4. Rest and Recovery - Sleeping before midnight daily, going in the Sauna x3 a week, and having 2 days off a week
  5. Support and Encouragement  - Keeping a record of my progress, Joining a gym, Having a trainer
5 steps for a good poker schedule

  1. Regular sessions - Play 5 days a week 4 hours a day
  2. Resistance training - playing better players, taking shots, analysing your leaks
  3. Nutrition - Healthy diet, healthy mind
  4. Rest and Recovery - breaks in sessions, and having days where you dont play or think about poker
  5. Support and Encouragement - See your progress looking in HEM, Having poker buddies, and Having a coach

I feel like this is a nice balance for poker and fitness health, its easy on paper at least!


Posted By Acombfosho at 04:35 PM


Tags: Routine

August 28, 2011

have a kitkat

I have played poker almost everyday for 3 years straight, in that time I have not had longer than one week away from poker, and I am starting to feel burned out with it. I have decided to take a long-ish break from playing and instead of playing poker dedicate that time to exercise. I usually play around 160hours a month so I dont know if I can go from exercise once a month to 4 hours+ every day without killing myself. Any advice for what I can do in my break from poker? Also how do you know when you are fully recovered and the time is right to come back?

My guess is about a month or so before my mind is clear again

bonus points if you can figure out how the two videos above are related


Posted By Acombfosho at 11:09 PM


Tags: kitkat

August 28, 2011


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Posted By Acombfosho at 10:39 AM


Tags: haha classic

August 27, 2011

lol dana white


Posted By Acombfosho at 02:27 AM


August 26, 2011

UFC 134 !!!!

I cant f*n wait!

Tomorrow evening I will have some coaching with Barry Carter who co-authored The Mental Game of Poker by Jared Tendler, really looking forward to that and moving up in my 'mental game' skills.

Some books - The Mental Game of Poker, Analytical No Limit Holdem, DUCY and Raisers Edge - looking forward to reading them

Posted By Acombfosho at 01:04 AM


Tags: UFC 134

August 22, 2011

Awesome Youtube Channels and Favourite Videos

Here's a bunch of my favorite youtube channels and favourite vids 

 Post your favourite channels and videos in the comments!

Posted By Acombfosho at 11:32 PM


Tags: youtube addict

August 20, 2011

you can only laugh / folding kings pre

Hero (BTN): $252.52
SB: $132.50
BB: $171.34 76/46/16
UTG: $53.96
MP: $599.40
CO: $120.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with A of spades A of hearts
UTG calls $1, 1 fold, CO raises to $4, Hero calls $4, 1 fold, BB raises to $18, 2 folds, Hero raises to $32, BB raises to $170.34, Hero calls $138.34

Flop: ($346.18) T of diamonds Q of diamonds K of clubs(2 players)

Turn: ($346.18) J of diamonds(2 players)

River: ($346.18) 3 of diamonds(2 players)

Final Pot: $346.18
Hero mucks A of spades A of hearts
BB shows A of diamonds A of clubs
BB wins $343.18
(Rake: $3.00)

Now here is a very weird hand. Villain is playing 30/9/2 after 138 hands, just a sick spot

Hero (CO): $191.13
BTN: $204.05
SB: $100.50
BB: $78.94
UTG: $226.64

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with K of diamonds K of clubs
1 fold, Hero raises to $3.50, BTN raises to $13.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $26.50, BTN raises to $52.50, 1 fold

Final Pot: $54.50
BTN wins $54.50

Posted By Acombfosho at 04:52 AM


Tags: hmmmm

August 18, 2011

fun and games

A little trick ive recently thought about is that I have actually filtered all my 100nl hands from all my different skins ive played on (ladbrokes, nordicbet, 5050, RV, VC and purplelounge) out of my db and imported them into a new one, and now only play on this new one, because now i can just look at a sexy graph and dont have to look at the fucking run bad aids at higher stakes and long stretches of hands playing lower stakes

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Makes me know I have won over a good sample and that even within that sample I have had long break even stretches but the graph always goes UP! Even though its a trick I like it and I feel more confident.

Did my 15 situps 15 press up 15 squats and went on a 30 min walk instead of 15min run today.

Finished the Dont Listen To Phil Hellmuth book. Overall its very good. Certainly the best 'beginner book' out there, but I wouldn't say it was quite so useful for anyone who has played 2+ years though.

I did a massive db review of another member here, and I couldn't really find any leaks at all, maybe blind play but that was it. I think if anything he was playing too GTO and not exploitative enough!

Luckily getting some coaching from Barry Carter and Jared Tendler this week, hoping that goes well and helps me get my arse in gear and crushing the games again, ill post the audio after its finished.

Going to finish off phase 2 and then get Cbet and Check session underway!


Posted By Acombfosho at 08:56 PM


Tags: shakers and movers

August 18, 2011

tomorrow never comes

2moro goals

  • phase 2 questionnaire
  • read 5 hands in DLTPH
  • cbet and check session with SV
  • do 15 pressups, 15 situps, 15 squats and a 15minute run

Posted By Acombfosho at 02:22 AM


Tags: until its too late

August 16, 2011

more mental game

mental game

Stategies I learned from Tommy Angelo:
- breathe, deeply and slowly and be mindful of each in/exhale.
- play in sessions and sets in time frames you are able to remain in control over your concentration
- your thoughts are not reality

Strategies from Joe Talls TA group:
- presession routine, 5 things to do to tell your body to get alert and ready to play
- trigger points
- post session routines

Stategies I picked up from DC:
- get better at poker (bigger WR = lower variance = less tilt = more profit = winning cycle = repetition)
- Play more while winning, less when losing

Strategies I picked up randomly:
- "You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event -- it is a habit." - Aristotle (BC 384-322, Greek philosopher)
For me it means play your best every time, or taken another way - a la LIL WAYNE style 

- "you only see what you tune in" - Robert Anton Wilson
- "The Golden Rule of Tilt - If you are on tilt - STOP PLAYING" - The Poker Mindset



Posted By Acombfosho at 01:35 AM


Tags: tiltless

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