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So, on the topic of this @americascardroom software update... I've been playing a lot of NL5, NL10 and NL25 CAP 6max NLHE to work on building a sound strategy/theory for CAP NLHE with a buddy of mine for a small project I might put together. Now, I'm not a high-volume cash player but I have been working on my cash play a lot lately so that I can start supplementing my tournament play more. The first time I played cash after the software update, when I left the table this screen popped up. It's an opportunity offered to the player to choose red or black and wager what they won or lost at the table they just closed. If you're down, your opportunity is to break even or lose double. If you are up, your opportunity is to double your profit or breakeven. Now, I identify as a libertarian and believe that a consenting adult should be able to gamble their money however they choose. But being in an industry where problem gambling and gambling addiction is incredibly prevalent, I think we need to take responsibility for some of the things offered to the players. This to me seems like too much. Giving a losing player a chance to chase their losses on a pure gamble and lose more and giving a winning player a chance to give back the money they just won from another player directly to the site is a bit past something that should be offered on a gaming site in my opinion. To me it feels like a way for the site to filter more money out of the ecosystem directly into their accounts. I could be wrong and could be overthinking this a lot, but it feels like a losing player shouldn't be faced with an opportunity to gamble and lose more immediately after leaving a losing session and it feels like a winning player shouldn't be given the opportunity to lose money right back to the site. Overall this seems like a -EV decision for the site's players and the site's ecosystem. Would love more opinions and thoughts on this. I could certainly be wrong and wouldn't be ashamed to admit it. Even if it is essentially break even for the site's ecosystem because it should be 50/50 win loss, it seems bad to introduce a pure gamble to the players, win or lose. #poker #leftypoker #acr #wpn

We got a late start tonight, so we're only playing one tournament. But we've got a stack in that one tournament and we're looking to make a deep run. Had an amazing day throwing my son his three-year-old birthday party and really couldn't have asked for a better time. So, let's shilp one for him. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge l#runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #wifsuwo #letsjustwin #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreamsl

I know, I know... I'm terrible at consistently posting. I've still been grinding, and have had a few recent final tables, but I'm sporadic in my social media postings. I promise to get better. Anyways, I know this doesn't look like my normal pictures, but this is a study session. This is Joel Fried, and he's one of the computer science and math geniuses that wrote the programming code for PokerTracker4. This is a lecture he gave at MIT about how to use PT4 to analyze and improve your play in the most efficient way. I'm watching it because I'll be switching to PT4 very soon to start tracking my play long term, which my current HUD doesn't do. Study is of the utmost importance in this game and that includes studying how to use your other study tools at a high level. #poker #leftypoker #pokercoach #ignitionpoker #runitonce #thinkbink #TPEdge #wsopdreams #analytics #pokertracker4

Bought into the $25k an hour late tonight at the first break. Now an hour later on the second break, we're sitting on 17.8k, good for 49th of 254 currently remaining. Played a bunch of satellites tonight too for other events and have ran into some gross bust spots. Peaked at 20k, but slid back a little because my focus was on another table and I didn't pay enough attention to an opener's stack size before 3betting from the small blind. Amateur hour. Lol! Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #pokercoach #letsjustwin #runitup #thinkbink #letsgo #TPEdge #runitonce #bovadapoker #bovada #lfg #wsopdreams

What is up with these avatars? Was this the "scheduled maintainance"? Lol. My goodness. Not a fan. I'll get used to it, though. #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #wifsuwo #letsjustwin #wsop #wsopdreams

One advantage of online is the ability to multitable and put in volume you couldn't even hope to put in in a live setting. #leftypoker #wsopdreams #pokercoach #bovada #wsop

Busted the $15k freeroll all in pre flop when 77 flopped a set against my AKhh, but just after first break in the $25k and we're doing quite well. Sitting on just under 2.2 starting stacks. Still very early, but as always the goal is to make better decisions than our opponents throughout the duration of the tournament and put together a deep run with a stack so we can give ourselves a chance at making the final table. Once we reach the FT, the goal changes. Good luck to all my fellow grinders. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #pokercoach #letsjustwin #runitup #lfg #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #ignition #ignitionpoker #wsopdreams

Sick sick coolers to bust both the $30k and $15k really early, so fired up the $22 $10k and the $109 $12k. Doing well in both. Let's run deep tonight! Final table followed by a top finish is the end goal of every session! Let's go! #poker #pokercoach #leftypoker #letsjustwin #runitup #rounder #thinkbink #TPEdge #wsopdreams

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We got a late start tonight, so we're only playing one tournament. But we've got a stack in that one tournament and we're looking to make a deep run. Had an amazing day throwing my son his three-year-old birthday party and really couldn't have asked for a better time. So, let's shilp one for him. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge l#runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #wifsuwo #letsjustwin #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreamsl

Playing the $109 $10k on Ignition. Busted the $25k already and am grinding some WSOP step sit and goes on ACR. This $10k is super soft for a $109. Gotta love Ignition! Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #letsjustwin #wifsuwo #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

Ok, 12 of 76 remaining in the last tournament I have going. It'd be the best one to win, though! Coming up on money bubble play. Looking for a push to the FT! Let's go! #poker #lefty #leftypoker #letsgo #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitup #runitonce #ignitionpoker #wifsuwo #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

Currently 27 of 211 remaining on break in the Ignition $55 $25k. Haven't played Ignition in a couple months, maybe more, but last night and tonight I've gotten back to my roots of post Black Friday American online poker. Lol. Played the ACR $20k and $7.5k 8max tonight as well. Busted both in quite disgusting fashion. KK<AA on the first hand in the $7.5k and got it all in on an incredibly non threatening flop. So, the Ignition $25k is the last one for the night. Let's see if we can make a run, because I've never final tabled this tournament and I've played it at least a few hundred times. Minimum. Countless finishes in the top 18 with 3 stone FT bubbles, but tonight we look to change that. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #letsgo #letsjustwin #wifsuwo #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreams Also, the WSOP is officially underway! My FAVORITE time of the year! Can't wait to be in Vegas for the last week of the series leading up to the Main Event! Good luck to all my people already mid grind!

So, on the topic of this @americascardroom software update... I've been playing a lot of NL5, NL10 and NL25 CAP 6max NLHE to work on building a sound strategy/theory for CAP NLHE with a buddy of mine for a small project I might put together. Now, I'm not a high-volume cash player but I have been working on my cash play a lot lately so that I can start supplementing my tournament play more. The first time I played cash after the software update, when I left the table this screen popped up. It's an opportunity offered to the player to choose red or black and wager what they won or lost at the table they just closed. If you're down, your opportunity is to break even or lose double. If you are up, your opportunity is to double your profit or breakeven. Now, I identify as a libertarian and believe that a consenting adult should be able to gamble their money however they choose. But being in an industry where problem gambling and gambling addiction is incredibly prevalent, I think we need to take responsibility for some of the things offered to the players. This to me seems like too much. Giving a losing player a chance to chase their losses on a pure gamble and lose more and giving a winning player a chance to give back the money they just won from another player directly to the site is a bit past something that should be offered on a gaming site in my opinion. To me it feels like a way for the site to filter more money out of the ecosystem directly into their accounts. I could be wrong and could be overthinking this a lot, but it feels like a losing player shouldn't be faced with an opportunity to gamble and lose more immediately after leaving a losing session and it feels like a winning player shouldn't be given the opportunity to lose money right back to the site. Overall this seems like a -EV decision for the site's players and the site's ecosystem. Would love more opinions and thoughts on this. I could certainly be wrong and wouldn't be ashamed to admit it. Even if it is essentially break even for the site's ecosystem because it should be 50/50 win loss, it seems bad to introduce a pure gamble to the players, win or lose. #poker #leftypoker #acr #wpn

What is up with these avatars? Was this the "scheduled maintainance"? Lol. My goodness. Not a fan. I'll get used to it, though. #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #wifsuwo #letsjustwin #wsop #wsopdreams

Currently sitting 13th of 117 remaining in the $22 $7.5k 8max. Regged super late with only 10bb (rarely ever do that) but got home late tonight and wanted to play. Found a double early and since then, I've found my zone. Reading board textures and using opponents ranges when capped against them to get some sick bluffs through and flipping like a fucking super hero the rest of the time... in other words, I'm playing great and running super pure in flips tonight. Looking to put together a deep run! Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #wifsuwo #letsjustwin #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

Super slow start to the $22 $7.5k 8max tonight, but now we've found some traction and we're building. This tournament is on the larger side tonight when compared to its average entry total, so it'd be a great night to FT and bink. Sitting on 43bb and about 15k over average. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #letsjustwin #wifsuwo #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

Sitting on a 7th place stack of the 112 remaining. Picture says 110, but two bought in as I typed this. Lol. Super unrecognizable remaining field. There's some really tough seats but a lot of names I've never seen before. Hopefully that means it's softer than normal. We want to push this stack to the FT. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #letsjustwin #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

Approaching the final two tables with a top 10 stack. Basically bubbled the FT of this tournament 3 nights in a row about a month ago finishing 15th, 14th and stone bubbling at 9th the third time. Tonight, we're going to FT and go from there. The goal, of course, being the $2k up top. Let's go! #lefty #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #letsjustwin #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #finaltablehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

Been pretty light on posts the last week or so because I couldn't get past a starting stack in my last 15 or 20 tournaments. Got it in good over and over and hit the rail over and over. I'd say it was brutal, but that'd be inaccurate. It was simply the game. It's going to go that way sometimes. The most important thing to maintain while you're in the middle of a downswing or a run of negative variance is, above all, your positive outlook and attitude. Continuing to maintain a level head and confidence in your play will be exponentially easier when you're being honest with yourself and holding your positivity in the highest regard. Fired one tournament tonight, the $22 $7.5k 8max. Probably my favorite nightly on ACR. If you have trouble with positivity at times in poker or life, take stock of your life and the things you have to be thankful for. Perspective is important to maintain in this life. No matter how bad it seems, there's always billions of people that have it bad in a way that you or I could never even begin to imagine, and beyond that, it will always get better. I've been working with @ithinkbink lately, a brand and movement based around a positive lifestyle mindset. Friend and WSOP Circuit crusher/legend @cwaaland is the man behind the movement and he's going to create a world of positive vibrations around this movement, so if you need any examples of positivity, how to maintain it, or just the story of a good person all together, check him out and check out www.ithinkbink.com. You won't regret it. Now, let's bink this $7.5k tonight! Let's go! #lefty #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg#runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #letsjustwin #positivevibes #positivevibesonly #finaltablehunting l#wsop #wsopdreams

Sittin ITM of this $20k on about 30bb with Elon to my left and @tooleyphilip to my right. Then, as I type, Tooley got moved. Lol. Hopefully we meet again at the FT. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #osscub3d #titlehunting #letsjustwin #wsop #wsopdreams Side note: my HUD stats disappeared outta nowhere in this one table right before I snapped this picture. Really weird. Was gone for a few minutes then randomly popped back up.

We're running OSS Event #8, the $44 $25k, the $22 $7.5k 8max and the Big10 $30 $20k. We're currently sitting on a 2nd place chip stack in the $20k with comfortable stacks of 30bb and 60bb in the other two. Looking for FT's tonight and nothing less. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #osscub3d #letsjustwin #titlehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

ITM in OSS Event #4, the $27.50 $20k. Sitting on 15bb and looking for the spots I need to initiate the spin up and make a run at going deep in this thing. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #osscub3d #letsjustwin #titlehunting #wsop #wsopdreams

Welp, we played one hand poorly in the $125k and went from 56bb to 14bb in one hand. Honestly, I need to review the hand because I'm not even certain I played it poorly, I may have just gotten owned. My opponents line made zero sense for the exact hand he had, so based off what game theory should generally dictate, I think my play was actually pretty fuckin' strong. That said, I dunno. I really may have just been totally leveled in the hand. Not sure. Anyways, a few orbits later, after finding a double, we lost a huge flip from ahead when the money went in and that was all she wrote. But the night is young and the grind is far from over. We late regged OSS Event #4, the $27.50 $20k and the $22 $7.5k 8max. Sitting 27 of 450 remaining in the $20k and on a 16bb reshove stack in the 8max. Looking to put together some runs. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #osscub3d #titlehunting #letsjustwin #wsop #wsopdreams

We've got a 70bb stack over 4 hours into OSS Event #1, the $109 125k. Looking to play solid and make a really long night out of this bastard! Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #osscub3d #titlehunting #letsjustwin #wsop #wsopdreams

Well, after having a huge chip lead with 13 remaining in last nights $33 3 seat guarantee Million Dollar Sunday satellite, the turbo structure caught up to us, we had to do a lot of folding for a stretch and stone bubbled, finishing 4th for nothing at all while 1st-3rd got seats to the $1M guarantee. Today, we randomly decided to check tonight's schedule for day one of the OSS and we fired a 2 seat guarantee satellite to today's OSS Event #1, the $109 $125k. Four seats ended up in the prize pool and we locked one of em up, spending only $15.50 for a $109 seat with a great guarantee. Tons of value in this tournament. So, while last night stung, this is a small amount of redemption and should be an incredibly fun tournament. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #runitup #thinkbink #TPEdge #runitonce #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #letsjustwin #titlehunting #osscub3d #wsop #wsopdreams

We're sitting on the chip lead with double the second place stack in this $33 3 seat satellite to the $540 $1M guarantee Million Dollar Sunday. We played the $30k, the $20k and the $7.5k 8max too, but busted every single one of em when getting in QQ pre flop and ahead. Pretty sick, but it's all part of the grind. Getting a top 3 finish in this will make this a profitable night by a few hundred dollars and most importantly, it will get us a $33 seat into the $1M guarantee on April 30. This is the first satellite we've played to this tournament and hopefully will be the only one necessary. Let's go! #poker #leftypoker #letsgo #lfg #thinkbink #runitup #TPEdge #runitonce #letsjustwin #acr #ignitionpoker #wpn #wsop #wsopdreams

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