Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hollywood Casino & Training

So tomorrow Malibubarbie41 & I are going to Hollywood Casino in Indiana until Wednesday. She is going on business and so am I. Her business is Therapy and my business is shipping BURGERS!!! She has like 8 nursing homes in Cincinnati that she provides Therapy for, so once a month she needs to get out there and crack the whip on her employees. You know what they say.......When the Cats away the Mice will play.

I think we came to an agreement that any and all profits I make from live poker this year will go towards our trip around the world. Pretty cool right? We shall see.

As far as training goes with sgthatzo it couldn't be going better. He just after our first 2 sessions has learned soooo much it scares me to think where he will be in a couple months if he sticks with it. I have made some goals for him for April but will not post them until I get back Wednesday. I will also post his results as well as a special song that he requested. lol!!! I will also post my results for the month on Wednesday or Thursday.

Something that is fairly new to me is being ranked on the Full Tilt MTT Leaderboard. If by the end of each month you are ranked in the top 200 on it you are entered into a $12K Freeroll Tournament with the other 199 best MTT players on Full Tilt. I am currently ranked something like 156th on it but am a little nervous because I will not be playing on line at all Tuesday or Wednesday and those are the last 2 days of the month. Hopefully tomorrow is a HUGE day for me so I won't have a sweat on Tuesday and Wednesday. Have to go pack now but I will update everyone when I get back on Wednesday. gl

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Student

Ok I have been sort of kidding in past posts about having a student. Now it's official. sgthatzo has signed a 1 year $50K contract as lephantBRAIN's first and only student. lol!!! He is a single Dad of 2(Any single women wanting companionship give a SHOUT) so he doesn't have a lot of time to dedicate to poker but he is very eager to learn and become extremely profitable.

From what I have seen in the past from sgthatzo is that he has a very creative mind to say the least when it comes to poker. One of his biggest problems he has and I used to be the same way was, you can not allow short term results affect your mindset when playing. Just because you lost 20 or 30 games in a row does not mean you are a bad player or even playing bad........It's just variance. As long as you are making the correct decisions over and over and over you will win $$$$$$. The Math doesn't lie when it comes to poker folks. This will be his biggest hurdle to jump if he wants to be a winning player. sgthatzo has to stay focus and make the correct plays over and over again and forget what happens after the money goes in. There is nothing he or anyone can do after the money goes in. Just hope the POKER GOD's are on his side. lol!!!

He has had a bad run in the past(actually not really...He is up $1) pre lephantBRAIN as you can see by his graph(graph does not include rake, he does not have it which him and I will discuss tomorrow). His graph by the way is only 271 $3.30 90 Mans. That's nothing. He's gonna need a couple thousand or so to tell if he is truly a winning player.......which he will be when I get through with him. There is soooo much more I could say about this guy but he will not let me. He's kind of GAY like that.

I'll leave you with this. If you see sgthatzo at your tables in the upcoming weeks beware because danger is lurking.

As always when you wake up in the morning TURN YOUR SWAG ON!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mid March Update


1) Be more patient with the kids & Malibubarie41 - This is a work in progress.
2) Spend more QT(1 on 1) with Malibubarbie41 - Not sure I can spend anymore time without her getting sick of me.
3) Be more sensitive to Barbie's work life - I've become a GREAT listener.
4) Start preparing mentally for the beginning of school which starts mid April - Done. Ready to go!!!
5) Lay the Smack Down a little bit @ bed time. The kids never want to go to bed - Handled

POKER GOALS: As Of 3-16-2010

1) Play @ least 750 90 Mans - I'm at 436
2) Make $1500+ in profits - I'm at $813
3) Have @ least 1 $400/Day - Done. Did it this past Sunday - The graph is attached
4) Ship @ least 3 90 Mans in 1 session - Nope - Have shipped 2 twice now but not 3

Almost forgot. Step 2 of the lephantBRAIN Challenge is complete. Starting tomorrow I will now be mixing in the $12 + $1 90 Mans KO Tourneys with the $6.50 ones. I'm extremely excited about this. Should be pretty interesting to say the least. It always feels good when you set a goal and achieve it. Have a look at my Step 2 graph.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

lephantBRAIN Challenge Results Update

I'll make this quick because malibubarbie41 is yelling at me demanding I pay some attention to her. lol!!! As we know I am on step 2 of my little personal challenge I have with sgthatzo. Once again I need to profit anywhere from $1200-$1300 in the $6.50 90 Man KO's on Full Tilt before taking my shot at the $12 + $1 90 Man's. Anyway here are the results thus far. I'm damn close. Hopefully tomorrow I can crack the $1200 mark and start mixing in the $13's on Tuesday. See you at the tables.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Back At It

Sorry it's been so long since I updated. As you know my Dad has been in the Hospital. Today was his for 14th day in. That just sucks. Anyway he was discharged today. Thank GOD. He was totally starting to freak out being cooped up for sooo long. I would like to thank all of you who had him in your thoughts.

Time to really start focusing now. I definitely will be updating more. I will post an update of my goals for the half way point of the month on Monday. I also need to take a look and see where I stand as far as the goals me and my number 1 student sgthatzo set a few months ago.
Oh.....Yes this is what he looks like when he plays online poker. As far as our goals go I am on step 2 of it. I need to profit $1200-$1300 on the $6.50 90 Man KO Tourneys. As soon as that is accomplished I can start grinding the $12 + $1 90 Mans. I will actually just have to mix those in with the $6.50 90 mans because of the time I have to play. They just don't load quick enough. Anyway I plan on playing 80 games tomorrow. That will be extremely tough for me to do but It ain't Nothin' But A "G" Thang BABY!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boys Night Out

So Malibubarbie41 had to go to Cincy last night on business.....So that left just the guys to fend for themselves. As soon as J-Rod & the SNAKE got home from school we knocked out there homework then headed off to Ruby Tuesday's for an early dinner. As usual the boys ate everything in sight and then some. Especially the SNAKE. But the biggest surprise of the night was that the Victoria Secret Models were in town doing a "Pretty In Pink" campaign and happened to be signing autographs for all the fans. Now for those of you who don't know, the SNAKE is very fond of the Victoria Secret Models so he went up to Adriana Lima(She's the one with her JUNK pointed towards Daddy J. Yes towards me. Snake asked her if they would all let me take a picture of them and with a very Happy & Inviting smile she said "YES Of Course!!!!!" Anyway these chicks were soooo cool it was hard for me to believe because of all there fame and fortune.

After I took their picture The SNAKE wanted me to bring them home with us but unfortunately Barbie wouldn't approve of these Shenanigans so I had to say NO.....Even though I would have been doing it for his good and not mine.

Seeing as I disappointed the boys by not bringing the models home(although I think the SNAKE got Adriana's digits...@ least I hope so, lol!!!) I decided to let them stay up until 10PM, pop some corn, watch Iron Man and then watch American Idol with the BRAIN.

All in all it was a GREAT Night and one I know the boys will not soon forget.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Goals


1) Be more patient with the kids & Malibubarie41
2) Spend more QT(1 on 1) with Malibubarbie41
3) Be more sensitive to Barbie's work life.
4) Start preparing mentally for the beginning of school which starts mid April
5) Lay the Smack Down a little bit @ bed time. The kids never want to go to bed


1) Play @ least 750 90 Mans
2) Make $1500+ in profits
3) Have @ least 1 $400/Day
4) Ship @ least 3 90 Mans in 1 session