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Old Dec 21, 2008, 12:05am   #1
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It's about that time of the year again. Here's the thread where we all made our resolutions for 2008. Copy-paste yours and let us know how you did.

And add your resolutions for 2009!
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 12:09am   #2
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I guess I'll go first.

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1. Play 250,000 cash game hands online.
2. Play the WSOP Main Event and at least make it past day one
3. Have at least four $10k+ scores in online tournaments
1. Lol... so cute that I thought I would actually do this.
2. Far exceeded that meager live tournament-related goal! I'll have to aim a little higher next time.
3. Had two I can think of for sure, one of which was for $75k, and a third for like $9k. I'm calling "good enoughsies" on this one.

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Regarding 2009... I'll think about it and get back to you. Want to see some others' resolutions first.
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 12:32am   #3
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Cash in a 5k or 10k Buy-in Event

Only played one. I bubbled Aussie Millions, does that count? Um, no. Made a few deep runs in 1-2k buy-in tournaments but didn't cash in anything with a higher buy-in than $550.

Biggest cash of the year was $12,500 for fifth in the Series 8 $200+16 FTOPS HA Event

Win a bracelet


Okay, aiming a little high there. Give me a few more years. There's a decent chance I go to Vegas this year and if I do, i'll play at least one or two events.

Make 50k Profit Online


I think I made about 30k profit online and something like 8-10k live this year if you don't count Aussie Millions (since I had satellited in online last year).
Move up to $50 SnGs, $109+ MTTs, Become a solid steady winning 1-2NL player online.

I don't play SnGs anymore since they're garbage but I would imagine i'm a break even player at $50 SnGs. Not that I would ever grind SnGs. Filthy nits.

My average MTT buy-in is up to about $40 this year but I haven't played higher than $75 freezeout/20rebuy MTTs on a regular basis. I'm playing higher than I was a year ago though, my ABI would have been about $15-20 then.

I'm still a breakeven player in cash games higher than 50NL, although I haven't put in the hands to test how high I can go because I lose interest too quickly.
Avoid downswings, run good, ideally run like Jerry Yang...

I ran above average all year until around September, especially in July/August, had a downswing and ran bad until late November, running average since then. Haven't put in many hands since October.

Play Aussie Millions, Aruba and one other major WPT WSOP APPT or EPT buy-in this year

I played Aussie Millions and finished 93rd with 80 paying, running an overpair into a set with ~40BB on the last hand of Day 2 with about 100 players left and then shoving my last 7BB with AQ and getting called by 66 and losing a race to bubble.

I didn't attempt to satellite into Aruba this year since I don't play on UB anymore after the scandal.

I put minimal effort into WPT/EPT/APPT/WSOP satellites this year for some reason.

I did however play several live events including the Main Events at the Melbourne Poker Championships, Victorian Poker Championships and PokerNews Cup for a total of 2 final tables and 5 cashes out of about 20 events played including chopping the Teams Event heads-up at the Melbourne Poker Championships for 14.6k (~11k of which was mine, about 8k if you include action I sold here at PTips).

I also busted Joe Hachem twice in Omaha Hi-Lo events. He tilts hard IRL.


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Old Dec 21, 2008, 12:44am   #4
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Okay, here are my resolutions

1) Win a live tournament outright for five figures or more.

2) Make 50k or close to it playing online

3) Swallow my pride, reinstall PokerStars and continue to work on my 8-game and HORSE skills.

4) Either go to Vegas for the WSOP or play all of the major Australian series (Aussie Millions, Hachem Deepstack, Melb Poker Champs, Vic Poker Champs, PokerNews Cup).

5) Put in more hands than I did in 2008.

6) Continue good bankroll management and not go broke at any point in 2009.

7) Win every prop bet I make this year.... AGAIN!

8 ) Run deep in a Sunday Major or FTOPS/WCOOP event at least once
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 1:35am   #5
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1. Slap Dario Minieri.
2. Rub TWLLM's belly for Buddha-esque anti-bad luck.
3. Bring the mother-fucking heat imo.
4. Slap Dario Minieri again.
any news on skep slapping dario minieri (twice)?
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Looked through the thread, relieved to see that I hadn't posted anything, as I would no doubt have failed on an epic scale.

Still, I'll probably set myself up to not be quite so relieved next year in a bit, after I give it some thought.
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Ok here are mine

1) Make $70k profit online in 2010

2) Play a minimum of 4,000 MTTs online in 2010 with minimum total buy-ins of $200,000 ($50 ABI). +35% ROI = achieved profit goal

4) Play optimally live in every MTT I enter, something I failed to do in 2009. Not setting results goals since live MTTs are too high variance

5) Go back to Vegas for the summer; play a bracelet event and do more non poker stuff this time

6) Have a minimum of 50k liquid bankroll by the end of the year

7) Stop lending large amounts of money to people
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 1:26am   #8
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oh wow this is a tough one...

1) join army
that should take care of the next 3 years also (;
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1) join army
that should take care of the next 3 years also (;
The French foreign legion is safer, pays more and has better food, not to mention foreign travel and the chance to learn French The Navy is a much better alternative if one has to go American.

My own resolution is to concentrate on improving my health rather than just ignoring it.
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1 - Learn to 9-table
2 - Move up to $11-33 MTT's + $12-22 180's + $16-27 turbo SnG's
3 - Play more
4 - Drink less
5 - Acheive $20K total earnings
6 - Post more strategic advice/questions on this fine forum
Pretty much had a 6 month break from the tables so this was all a little hopeful and is why 2009's predictions will be more attainable. When the long-term players here spoke of knowing when to take a break I didn't realise just how important that was. The first 6 months was stale, begrudging poker play, now the love's returned. Anyhoo

1 - Acheived, can now 12 table when grinding
2 - Acheived x3
3 - Well that's a no, play happier would have been more apt
4 - Acheived
5 - Nowhere near obv
6 - Probably not


2009's aims

1 - Start playing 200nl when rolled for it
2 - Play the $1500 WSOP event if it's not disruptive to other life things
3 - Turn bank roll into 5 figures, not including what's withdrawn
4 - Do your Mum
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