Hey Guys I'm Nolan :P

Posted 4 years ago

I'm a 30yo contractor from Huntington Beach California USA, been playing for about 10years off and on. Only recently due to a bunch of crazy shit in my life have i decided to get #Dedicated to the game. It's been showing really good ROI for me, I started w/ $95.10 May 3rd 2015 after taking a break from the time pokerstars went down(About 5 years) till now. A buddy told me that Bovada accepted US players and i haven't looked back. The account as of today 8/31/15 has Attached Image

I think for this Journey Blog, i'm going to post a lot of my hand histories so that when i look back on the journey I can see how much i've improved and how far i've come. Feel free to comment on the hands just like if they were in the HH/Line Check forum. I'll also keep posting in "That One Time..." about all the crazy shit my life has seen.

The main goal for me is to get to usd100nl by December/January so that I can move out of the USA to South America. I'd like to get myself on a beautiful beach somewhere, just me and my dog and leave all the horrible memories of the US behind. I won't be leaving until I'm a winning grinder at 100nl so if it takes longer then i'll just be #BummingInDaUsa till i can bounce. thanks for looking. Here's the 1st hand.
Vs an Unknown and a wet flop + a pot sized X/R i took the lower variance route and pitched it... To Nitty?
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pot is now $3.25ish
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#ImANit
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Posted 4 years ago
These are all from the same session, As you can see, I keep either folding big hands or getting super bluffed. The next hand is where you can see the tilt start to happen, but for now theres this one. This guy was pretty fishy, but i still don't think i can call here... what do u think? Thought he was repping 1010 or some PPair pretty well.
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pots $7ish bucks here so i cbet 1/2pot
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Posted 4 years ago
This is where you can see I was a little Tilted, I think the pre flop open is fine, and the call of the 3bet is loose for sure. FlopTurnRiver are standard IMO, what are ur thoughts?
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Pot is around $4.00
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Pot is now around $9.50ish now
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#Stacked #OverPairsRDaNutsBruh!
Posted 4 years ago
$95 to $4K in a few months. Surprised

Yes
Posted 4 years ago
Without rake back, and no tourney wins. I had a bad July and August was worse. I mean I still cleared 1k in July, but for August i'm only clearing about 800usd. I guess a wins a win, but when i can actually have hands hold up i clear more. Anyway, At 5k i'm moving to 50nl, and 10k (the Goal) i'll be at 100nl then it's peace out time. I used to play for a living back in 2004-2007ish, then stars died for US players, my bankroll was trapped on line for like 9months, and without the help of friends i would have literally been a hobo. No job, no house, no options. An ex girlfriend moved from southern California to SanFrancisco where i was living at the time and paid for me to get on my feet. I found a job working for StarBucks at a barista entry level. Within 4 years i was managing the store, Hating ever second of it, never surfing, never playing cards, not doing anything I liked at all. The relationship between me and the Ex had gotten stale, we'd grown apart, so one day she moved out. From there I Humped my way through every woman In SF that found me attractive. I'm a good looking guy, so that was a lot of humping #TeeHee.

Well after a couple years of #SlutinItUp Met a girl, settled down, then shit got real. We were going to get married but she loved Heroin more then me. She walked out one day and that was the last time i basically ever saw her. This is her and I Pre Addiction.
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Heard at this point she's in LA sleeping w/ Drug dealers for H, I see her photo's on FBook and she looks awful. Right around this time, my friend told me that Bovada was US friendly. Being that I'd been freshly dumped by 1 of the only 2 women i've ever loved for Drugs, I through myself into poker. I mean, every waking minute i wasn't Surfing or working, I was studying or playing and putting new concepts to use. From 2004-2007 when i was playing for a living, i thought i was good... Basically I was just a Nit and people paid me.. After these 6months of nonstop Study, I know now that I've come Miles in my poker Journey and what i thought was "Good" in 2007 was a joke.

I guess getting you're heart ripped out of your chest while it's still beating is a good way to focus ur mind in other aspects. I think the worst thing though is about 2 weeks ago i got a call from "Her" asking if she could come stay with me for a couple days. Being that I'm still in love w/ "Her" I said yes, Biggest mistake I've ever made. I picked "Her" up from the bus station, (She's jobless, and carless due to her habit) Took her out to dinner to catch up. She looked horrible, so skinny, having trouble completing sentences, almost falling asleep in the salad. If you have ever thought a little piece of you died, you have no idea. I've loved this woman since the second i laid eyes on her, she's beautiful, funny, smart, fucked up just like me... Well now she's a husk of the person I once knew.

She ended up staying with me for a week, it was the most gut wrenching thing i've ever put myself through. She was constantly in the bathroom for 20mins at a time, she'd come out 1/2 dead and just plop on the bed not moving for hours. At the end of her visit, I'd wished that i'd just told her "Sorry, Don't come..". As i dropped her off at the bus station, she said the worst thing I've ever heard, "Maybe we'll be together in another life." #FuckingWorldShatters

As i was driving home i needed to stop and get gas, so i pull in to Chevron and walk inside to pay. I ask for a pack of Black American Spirits and $40.00 on pump 3. When I open my wallet, there's none of the $500.00 cash i'd had in there but a small note.
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When I got home, i cried a bunch cause I'm a little bitch whatever, but then the threatening calls started. What "She" had failed to mention was that she'd gotten engaged to a drug dealer in the 6 months we'd been apart and now he was dead set on killing me. I don't really even want to get into that, but "She" had taken off her engagement ring just to keep this a secret, FUCKING RUTHLESS. "Her" boy was now calling and so I picked up and told him, she was on her way back, nothing had happened, please stop calling... To think that the woman i'd loved so much would put me in a situation like that, and then steal $500.00 from me. Well needless to say, I've moved on from this now.

From that moment on I decided i'd just take this poker thing as far as it would let me. I've been doing pretty well, my focus is getting really good, i can call peoples cards out before the hand flips.
well, wish me luck, I'd really like to leave The USA and all it's shitty memories, to just surf/fish/Poker in Central America.

Hows that for a second entry in "My Journey" ? #Fuck Also, I use humor to help me deal w/ the Bullshit, so If i've come off as "Too Silly" sorry guys, just working through some shit.
Posted 4 years ago
I kinda feel like of all the ways i've almost died, and all the fucking ruthless things i've seen and been through, that "SomeOne" has a bigger plan for me. I'm hoping it's poker, cause I love it, I'm too old to become a Pro Surfer anymore, although i'm still good and competitive there as well. Well God (And Poker God, and Neptune God of The Sea), lets see where this thing goes, cause i'll never just give up.

#AintNoBitch
Posted 4 years ago
Hi Nolan,

Are you new here? I don't think we've seen you around Laugh

Great you've finally started a journey. You've went from your silly jokey humour to quite serious in this journey! That was a good opening post and a crazy story!!
i'll be following this - more tame thread - and no doubt I'll still be reading your sillyness on your other threads Laugh

Keep us updated Yes
Posted 4 years ago
I shoulda named this one "DR Jekyll"...
Posted 4 years ago
and yes barra, This is my 1st time, so be gentle #LikeAVirgin #Hey
Posted 4 years ago*
So ya, just got pretty disgustingly owned AA vs TT. Flop ATT he had TT. that was neat. I would have screen shot it but i #RageQuit LOL. I think I'm going to cash out all but $2,500.00 to just start fresh at 25nl. Also, i'd like to take a small vacation w/ my buddy Brandon, We're thinking Indonesia in November. This may hurt my December/January Departure date, but #VacayBruh! Also, this is how running pocket AA into TT on a ATT flop makes me feel;
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Ya, so I'm going to start this journey rolled for 25nl w/ 100bi's. Also, I'm going to Indonesia in a couple months?!!! WoooHOOOO! I think a Vacation will help clear my head also. Too much shit in mah brain Bruh!
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Posted 4 years ago
Nice story bro.

You'r gilfriend seems very interesting character. I also admire heroin Emo
Posted 4 years ago
Errybody Luvs H bruh! Except when it's ruining lives and making you wanna die n shit #ErryBodysDoinIt
Posted 4 years ago
So last night during my grind i ran Top boat into Quads 3 times???! Does that even sound possible? #Nope, then i kinda tilted off 1 more buy in w/ AQ vs 79 on a Q79 flop. I rage quit down 4 bi's, and took all of today off. I just grinded out a 2hour session and made 2.5bi's back. I'd show you my graph, but i don't have one... So there, what i do have is a win/lose for 24hrs that bovada provides.. Here's a pic.Attached Image

Also, waiting on the cash out to clear so just pretend the active balance is $2,500.00 usd, so i'd be down about 50ish. We'll get em guys, just gotta fold Top Full house more often, it's a +EV play, you guys should all do it. #FoldingTheNutsIsCool #Nuts? #IFold
Posted 4 years ago
You mean to tell me you didn't fold top boat when the guy obviously has quads Laugh I think you should watch some of WaterBoats strategy videos. He will sort you right out!

Posted 4 years ago
Here's some of my favorite grind music also, anything to keep me focused at the tables.








then there's metal, which is terrible for concentration and perfect for tilt, u guys should all listen to metal, at least if we ever play together Cheeky

How these guys don't break their fucking necks whilst rocking out i'll never know... #BreakYaNeckSucka

And finally Bullet4mahValentine, these guys are like me... #FuckinBitchsNShit

MinerBoy23, Shoutout, I think you might like a couple of these bands.... Enjoy Sucka!

Hope you can find something in here you like.
Posted 4 years ago*
Haha, oh sweet Jesus I could only watch one hand of that. "Squeezing", "I think we're in good shape here".....has to be a troll surely.
Posted 4 years ago
I'll check 'em out mate. Love Tenacious D.

Posted 4 years ago*
MinerBoy23: Haha, oh sweet Jesus I could only watch one hand of that. "Squeezing", "I think we're in good shape here".....has to be a troll surely.


hahaha yeah he is taking the piss. He has shitloads on youtube giving "pro strategy advice" Laugh
Posted 4 years ago
BarraBod: You mean to tell me you didn't fold top boat when the guy obviously has quads Laugh I think you should watch some of WaterBoats strategy videos. He will sort you right out!



Barra, why you gotta tell me after I #StackIt 3 times? #WutWrongWitChu? #IfOnlyIdKnown #TiltsABitchBruh!
Posted 4 years ago
MinerBoy23: I'll check 'em out mate. Love Tenacious D.



#WereTwinsies! Also, Fucking her hard is a good idea if you wanna be a badass. #SlowFuckingIs4Pussies
P.s. Check out these guys too Miner, you'll prolly #DieWithLove

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