Montag, 14. Juli 2014

Don't cry for me Argentina...

Alot of people asking me where teh fucking update is and since i'm a bit hungover after teh game yday i figured it's time to write a bit.
As you prolly oreddi know since teh update was delayed last month it was not a very pleasing in case of poker for me. I had a pretty poor start (after decent last may), then went to europe and started in Ibiza where i cannot grind poker bc teh market is seperated and once i was back in Malta i got back on it again.
To be honest i was fairly surprised when checking results - i knew wasn't teh best month but was also quite sure that i should be somewhat in teh black so i was surprised ending up down b4 rakeback. This is teh beauty of a garph which came with it:

Junaments

While this itself doesn't look very impressing it gets a bit moar interesting if you filter for Fullring and 6max:

FR

6max

As you can easily see 6max once again costed me a fairly decent month and made it into a breakeven one. Good thing after all this is that i think i finally learned my lesson and will not play 6max anymoar unless games change drastically or i put in an insane amount of theory. I don't see one of teh both happen in near future.


So far i haven't played a single hand 6max this month and i think i should be up around teh 10k mark before rakeback which is certainly one of my strongest 2 week performances up to date. Feeling very confident at teh moment and needless to say i know this is a giant heater but after running fairly meh for several month now i think i somewhat deserve it. I haven't really checked results so teh 10k figure is a guestimate but i don't think i had moar than 2 losing days so far and 80% of my sessions are winners which is quite insane.
Definitely have to fucking stick to my game which is fullring for teh rest of teh year and whenever i feel teh need to play 6max again i will prolly just reread this blogpoast :D


Enough about poker though because it was fairly busy and interesting month in regards to real life as well.
First week of june i didn't do much besides grinding and hopefully making some moar money for my europe trip (which didn't really worked out as u can see haha).

I left Bangkok teh 9th and arrived in Ibiza on teh 10th to stay there for 6 days, party with teh gumballers and meet some old friends.

First off here a video of like 80% of teh gumball cars:

Gumballaments

My friends there had a nice Maserati which definitely turned some heads while cruising around town :)
Regarding Ibiza i don't want to write alot but i didn't like it too much to be honest. It's like nothing compared to what it was 7 years ago when you could walk down playa d'en bossa and see shitloads of characters you wouldn't see anywhere else in teh world + a shitton of insane chicks but now it's moar like a copy of mallorca with football teams, bachelorette groups etc. I don't understand in teh first place why so many people on normal salaries go there while they prolly would have a better time for way less money on teh neighbouring island. But not really my problem in teh end. The clubs were, besides teh music, fairly meh as well, normal areas too crowded, vips too empty and insanely expensive or better said a very bad value for money if i compare it to alot of other places i've been. The good parties during teh week were teh ones far outside of playa d'en bossa - Blue Marlin and Destino to name two. Those were daytime events, you don't pay teh usual 50 or 60 euro entrance and all of a sudden you see chicks way hotter than anything you would ever see in a club and all of a sudden people start speaking spanish and english and not fucking german :)
If i should ever go back i definitely will play teh whole thing very different, getting a villa in teh middle of nowhere, a car or a driver and go out daytime and stay in at night - just not worth teh hassle and teh money.
Alot of people might prolly disagree with me here, maybe i'm just getting older, maybe i have a different perception of thing, who knows. But at least teh 2 guys i spent teh majority of time with had a very similar opinion of this. Don't get me wrong here, i had a good time but moar bc of teh idiots i went with and not because of Ibiza and i could have that good time basically everywhere else in teh world for a fraction of teh money or a better time for teh same money if i think about Florianopolis, Brazil where i was 3 years ago during carnival which is just waaaay better on any level if you compare to Ibiza in it's current state...
Last but not least couple of Ibiza shots:

one of teh moar quiet nights

posing in front of teh stradale

salinas - def way better beach compared to d'en bossa

view from teh ushuaia suite

worldcup chill at Nassau

sickening

First night out, def. moast money i ever spent in one night for a fairly mediocre party

Blue Marlin - this thing was teh bomb

Destino beachclub


Anyways, was fairly relieved when i could finally leave after 6 days with destination Malta. Scored a quite decent flight (it's normally big hassle to go Ibiza-Malta) but took only 4 hours with one stop in Barca. Unfortunately this layover was too short for my lugage so that i ended up without it for teh first days in Malta.
First night i crashed on teh couch of another grinder and on teh next day teh goal was to find a flat for 4-6weeks. Shortlets though are a big pain in teh ass which i realized quite quickly so that there was not much available and what was available was nice but sick expensive (for example if you would rent it longterm would be like 1.2keur and shortterm they ask 2.5k+ a month). However ran fairly lucky when another player i had on facebook approached me if i want to move into his penthouse and share rent so that i snapped that offer and basically moved in 3 hours later.

That's the rooftop of my current residence, def one of teh sickest penthouse pools i've seen so far
Feeling quite good here atm with my 2 roomates and we having tons of fun for sure. Also be able to put in decent amount of work in which finally seems to pay off this month.
Was really nice to come back here and meet all teh people again and see how they doing, little bit of party etc. but after 1 month in i can oreddi moar and moar tell why i left in teh first place last october and getting excited about going back to Bangkok end of teh month.
So far i've been out 2-3times a week here but still was able to play alot which is good. However good old paceville just bores teh shit out of me so that i will try and focus on other parties teh last 2 weeks i'm here. But in teh end in regards to put in serious work and make money Bangkok is definitely teh better place for me. Just too many distractions here, people drinking 24/7, party after party after party, etc. Definitely good for a couple of weeks but too hardcore for me to do it longer than that. The other thing is also quality. In Bkk i go out on night a week and i know teh night is teh bomb, no matter what. Here i can go out 4 days a week and it's a complete hit and miss and if you run bad all parties were shit...

Allrighty, almoast over teh hangover so time to finish this up and go back to work. Also finally no moar fucking football for teh next 2 years and finally Germany on top of teh world again - bout time!

Dont cry for me Argentina


as usual couple of actual shots at teh end. be safe and i assume next update should be coming first week of August!

Champagne Wars wit our personal dwarf

binge-ing

communal pool of my bangkok condo

german supporters in Malta

After game drinks

espresso is mucho importante

another one from champagne wars

gay sunset

result of my shopping spree b4 leaving my spiritual home

in teh penthouse prepartying

Me on swedish midsummar with my current roomie

Posing with George and a good old friend from Germany who was visiting

Before pubcrawling / D-Booth farewell

My new look after hairdresses didn't understood "a tiny bit shorter"

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