Monday, March 29, 2010

Positive Thinking in Poker

If you want to succeed in the poker business, you have to have a positive mindset. If you are negative, you are doomed, plain and simple.

Since we have moved a few more players to our Elite Team, which consists of playing the $12 & $36 180 mans on Stars and the $12-$75 45 and 90 mans on Tilt, a few of them have been complaining and whining about "downswings, bad beats, running bad" and other rubbish pertaining to their game. This is simply unacceptable if they want to continue with the program.

The simple fact is that you have to stop focusing on the negative, and with a positive outlook, everything will work out in the end. Some may not want to believe that if you put positive vibes out in the universe, it will come back to you, and if you put out negative vibes, you will get that back in spades as well. But I do, and I live a happier life because of it.

Every poker players knows that there are going to be ups and downs, you are going to get one and two outered every now and then, but the difference from you and me is that I don't care! I know it's going to happen, and when it does, I just say to myself "shit happens" and move on. If you let it linger it is going affect your game and you are going to play bad or scared because of it and you will lose money.

Also, once you are able to stop worrying about the money, your game will vastly improve! Rather than having your last game up at the final table and you are looking at the cashier saying to your self "well if I can make third, it'll be a winning session" rather than playing to win. You should never let the payout structure affect you decisions at the table.

From the wisdom of Will Smith...
"Just decide who your going to be, how your going to do it and from that point on, the universe will get out of your way..."

So just decide and believe you're going to be successful at poker and then just work your ass off to make it happen, it really is that simple.

So message to the the students...Positivity from here on in, it will make you poker and your life better!

Lastly, I want to congratulate my good friend MI_Turtle for taking down the $8+R last night for a cool 10k, and the $3 1r1a for $1158.16

Rainman Poker

Time to crush the tables.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Platinum Star

Well I achieved Platinum Star yesterday during my session. Started the month off with Bronze or maybe Silver Star, but now my sites are set on Supernova by the end of the year which should be no problem.

I find I have really made the complete transition from Full Tilt to Stars now. Since I have gone full time in February, I have played Stars almost exclusively.

Sunday was a pretty good day, took down 3 180's (One $12 & two $3+R) and a bunch of other final table cashes. The month started out rough, but I have climbed my way back and am full steam ahead!

We have added some more students to the mix and everyone is doing great, will update the progress at the end of the month.

Lastly, wanted to congratulate Chip210 for being the first student to hit the 10k mark for the year, there will be Many more to follow. Great job Chip!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Final Tables Everywhere

We have moved a few more students up to the $12 180's and everyone is just Crushing it! It's fantastic to see everyone doing so well!

While playing my own games, I find myself sweating student final tables all over the place. And the scary thing... They're getting better everyday.

Everyone needs to watch out as we are taking over the Stars 180's and have a few guys who are starting to crush the $12 and $24 45 mans on Tilt.

Here is a quick look at the top students since Jan 1, 2010, also a few shining stars that just started March 1.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Discover the Secret to Crushing Multi Table SitnGo’s

Ok Guys & Gals,
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He is arguably one of the best MTT SNG players around and is really focused on helping others (YOU) become a profitable successful online poker player.
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- JH

Learn how to crush MTT/SNG’s from one of best online grinders Saturday March 13th at 1:00 pm Pacific time. Watch and listen as Nick reviews from start to finish a recent 180 man SNG on PokerStars. The 75 minute experience also includes a fifteen minute Q&A session at the end.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Men's Hockey Gold Medal

Was a close game, but Crosby scored the overtime winner to give Canada the Gold over the USA on Sunday.