Whats up people!! Rocmar87 here…
I was originally going to make a video blog, but i thought that i may just do a written blog while i’m at home in the UK, and maybe save the video blogging for when i have a major update!
I do have a few things however that i want to speak about. Firstly i’m now back in the UK. I flew back from Australia to spend Christmas and new years with my family, I will be going back to Australia within the next month or so. I then plan to go to Costa Rica to meet up with some other players and hopefully be in a situation to play the WSOP main event.
Hopefully some other members of Whynotgrind decide to travel to Costa Rica/Vegas with me as they are both poker based trips!!
Goals for 2013
I think that these are goals that A LOT of players would benefit from. Firstly my routine at the moment is literally wake up, jump straight on the computer and start to play poker. I’ll play until I feel hungry, go and make myself something to eat, then jump straight back online and continue playing. Before I know it it’s been about 7 or 8 hours and I’ve just been playing consistently. I’ll then take the dog for a walk in a poor attempt to make me feel like I’ve done some exercise then I’ll come home and play more poker. Obviously In Australia when I’m with my girlfriend life is far from this as I do a lot of things with her, but in the UK when I don’t have my GF with me, this is literally how I live excluding the occasional meal with friends or family or nights out with friends.
Needless to say living this kind of lifestyle with n0 routine is really unhealthy and I’m very aware of the toll its taking on me physically. I’ve clearly put on weight, which I’m trying to do a lot about. I’m not in TERRIBLE shape, but certainly not the ripped up mofo’ Iwould like to be
Another leak of mine is that I have NO days off…… I love grinding, so it doesn’t feel like work to me…. It’s something that i enjoy. Seven or eight months ago i used to have a really strict schedule. On Monday i would not touch or think about poker, Tuesday i wouldnt’ play but i would just study poker for a few hours… watching HUSNG tutorial videos and going over hand histories, and I’d then spend the rest of the week playing solid poker. However now I don’t want to give myself a routine or a schedule and restrict myself. If I feel like playing poker, I don’t want to not be able to just because its Monday and it’s my ”day off”
So here are some of my goals for 2013!
- Join a gym and get in shape
- Have some structure to my days
- Have at least 1 day off per week
- Legal stuff (for those of you that know me personally you will know what i mean by this :p )
- Play WSOP main event in Las Vegas
Ill keep you updated on these as the year goes on (And I’ll expand on the ‘lawyer stuff’ later in the year)
I’ve already had a good start to the healthy eating goal so far this year! Here’s a pic of the kind of meals I’ve been cooking for myself!
Baked chicken, broccoli and sweet potato… Also notice my purple poker pyjama pants
I’ve also always really wanted a professional grind zone and have finally set one up…Here’s a picture!
I’m currently on my biggest ever downswing. I wont talk about figures, but to me its a substantial amount of money. It’s not really affecting me too much mentally though, and I have some of the best players in the heads up community around me making sure I keep in check… All i can do is continue to play my best and hope for the big upswing to come sooner rather than later!
I will say that I’ve never ran as bad, and I say this because my EV line relative to my downswing is the biggest gap that iv ever experienced…each game feels like cooler after cooler after suck out after cooler (you get the picture)… but i mean when you stand back and look at the bigger picture…It doesn’t matter if i have had a rough month or two, I can still do everything i wanted before the downswing, can still play the same stakes I want, so no point in dwelling on it, just move on and focus on the future!!
I also got an amazing staking deal. I didn’t intend to be staked this year, but i got offered such an amazing deal that i literally could not turn it down. TEAM 651 stake me and if you are looking for a stake, hit up the link below!!!
Thanks for reading guys. I’m going to have 3 or 4 days off from poker following this big downswing. I’m going to review my games and go over them to see if i am leaking money anywhere (and im sure there will be a few spots where i may have played different if i was running well).
Thanks so much for reading and good luck at the tables!!