26 May

Goku Vlog #1 – How to Run a Marathon – Marathon Training Plan

How to Run a Marathon – Marathon Training Plan

So yeah, I’m a newbie when it comes to long distance running, but if I can run a marathon, so can you, right?

I did lots of research and this is the plan I found, that made the most sense to me.

First in miles:

Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 Swimming 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 5 m pace 8
2 Swimming 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 5 m run 9
3 Swimming 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 5 m pace 6
4 Swimming 3 m run 6 m run 3 m run Rest 6 m pace 11
5 Swimming 3 m run 6 m run 3 m run Rest 6 m run 12
6 Swimming 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 6 m pace 9
7 Swimming 4 m run 7 m run 4 m run Rest 7 m pace 14
8 Swimming 4 m run 7 m run 4 m run Rest 7 m run 15
9 Swimming 4 m run 5 m run 4 m run Rest Rest Half Marathon
10 Swimming 4 m run 8 m run 4 m run Rest 8 m pace 17
11 Swimming 5 m run 8 m run 5 m run Rest 8 m run 18
12 Swimming 5 m run 5 m run 5 m run Rest 8 m pace 13
13 Swimming 5 m run 8 m run 5 m run Rest 5 m pace 20
14 Swimming 5 m run 5 m run 5 m run Rest 8 m run 12
15 Swimming 5 m run 8 m run 5 m run Rest 5 m pace 20
16 Swimming 5 m run 6 m run 5 m run Rest 4 m pace 12
17 Swimming 4 m run 5 m run 4 m run Rest 3 m run 8
18 Swimming 3 m run 4 m run Rest Rest 2 m run Marathon

and now the version I’m using in kilometers:

Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 Swimming 4,8 8 4,8 Rest 8 pace 12,8
2 Swimming 4,8 8 4,8 Rest 8 14,4
3 Swimming 4,8 8 4,8 Rest 8 pace 9,6
4 Swimming 4,8 9,6 4,8 Rest 9,6 pace 17,6
5 Swimming 4,8 9,6 4,8 Rest 9,6 19,2
6 Swimming 4,8 8 4,8 Rest 9,6 pace 14,4
7 Swimming 6,4 11,2 6,4 Rest 11,2 pace 22,4
8 Swimming 6,4 11,2 6,4 Rest 11,2 24
9 Swimming 6,4 8 6,4 Rest Rest Half Marathon
10 Swimming 6,4 12,8 6,4 Rest 12,8 pace 27,2
11 Swimming 8 12,8 8 Rest 12,8 28,8
12 Swimming 8 8 8 Rest 12,8 pace 20,8
13 Swimming 8 12,8 8 Rest 8 pace 32
14 Swimming 8 8 8 Rest 12,8 19,2
15 Swimming 8 12,8 8 Rest 8 pace 32
16 Swimming 8 9,6 8 Rest 6,4 pace 19,2
17 Swimming 6,4 8 6,4 Rest 4,8 12,8
18 Swimming 4,8 6,4 Rest Rest 3,2 Marathon

So the goal is to complete the marathon in 3 hours 30 minutes. Can I do it?

12 May

Lesson #21: Live Poker vs Online Poker

Live Poker vs Online Poker

Congratulations! You have just finished the 21th lesson and the whole course!!!

Great job!

Now lets recap:

      • live poker is different than online poker
      • the play is quite slow, you see about 40 hands per hour
      • whilst online you can play more than 1000 hands per hour, if you’re multi-tabling
      • best thing about playing poker live is interacting with the other players
      • you can spot physical tells and become great at reading people
      • live games are also much easier, especially at the lowest stakes
      • the skill ceiling in online games is approximately 10x higher
      • so a live game of 1$/2$ will have about the same skill level as an online game of 0.10$/0.25$
      • live poker is fun!

If you’ve gotten this far, it’s safe to assume you’ve gone through all the lessons in this course. That’s AWESOME! You are now a winning player at micro stakes games for sure!

Please let me know how you liked this course and what results it brought to your game in the comments. I would love to hear your thoughts!

05 May

Lesson #20: Poker Bankroll Management – How Never to Go Broke

Poker Bankroll Management – How Never to Go Broke

Congratulations! You have just finished the 20th lesson.

Good job!

Now lets recap:

      • your bankroll is the amount of money you dedicate solely for playing poker
      • bankroll management allows you continue on playing when you encounter a bad luck streak – a downswing
      • your bankroll management can be more conservative or more risky
      • that is up to you, but if you want to be serious about playing poker, you need to follow strict bankroll management rules
      • for micro stakes you don’t need a conservative bankroll management, because the skill level is so low, you shouldn’t experience too much of a variance
      • but as you move up the stakes, you will need to follow good BM rules and they should be tailor made for your risk profile

Create your own bankroll management rules for whatever games and formats you’re playing.
Have clear rules when you are going to move up the stakes and when you are going to move down.
Play poker!

28 Apr

Lesson #19: Body Language in Poker – 13 Most Common Poker Tells

Body Language in Poker – 13 Most Common Poker Tells

Congratulations! You have just finished the 19th lesson.

Good job!

Now lets recap:

      • it’s crucial to pay attention to your opponents when you’re playing live poker
      • it allows you to establish their routine behaviour
      • it also allows you to spot tells
      • a tell is usually a small and brief unconcious movement, that gives you some information about the strength of your opponent’s hand
      • when players divert from their routine behaviour, it gives you tells
      • you’ve just learned 13 most common poker tells
      • make sure to watch this video a couple of times to really memorise these
      • when you know what to look for, you have a much better chance of spotting it

Go play some live poker at your local casino.
Pay attention to other players and their behaviour.
Study their body language and look for tells.
Focus on reading players first and playing the game second.

21 Apr

Lesson #18: How to take care of Your Image at the Poker Table?

How to take care of Your Image at the Poker Table?

Congratulations! You have just finished the 18th lesson.

Good job!

Now lets recap:

      • your image at the table is what your opponents think of you
      • you have to be aware of your image at all times
      • you also have to pay attention to other players so that you’re aware of their image and the things they’re doing
      • you can use your image to your advantage
      • you can sell your opponents on a loose image, only to tighten up later and get them to call you down more often
      • if your opponents think you’re tight, you can get away with bluffing more often
      • remember that good players with manipulate their image and that player’s image is only one piece of information, and the more information you have, the better decisions you’re making


Go play
 some live poker at your local casino.
Experiment with your image. Start off really loose, only to tighten up later. Get creative and have fun. Let me know the results!

14 Apr

Lesson #17: How to Play on the River – Texas Hold’em

How to Play on the River – Texas Hold’em

Congratulations! You have just finished the 17th lesson.

Good job!

Now lets recap:

      • The River is the most important street in no limit texas hold’em
      • Mistakes made on the River will cost you the most, so you want to make sure you don’t make them often
      • We’ve talked about some of the scenarios you find yourself in the most often
      • When you have a very strong hand, you’re only worried about extracting the most value
      • You’re gonna be betting most of the time, but sometimes you might go for a check-raise, or overbet the pot
      • When you have a quite strong hand or a marginal hand, it’s not so straightforward.
      • You have to take all the information you have available to you into account and figure out the best course of action
      • Be bold with your decisions, if making a stone cold bluff or a hero call makes sense to you, you should do it
      • This is the only way you’re gonna learn and get a feel for it


Play
at least 500 hands of real money cash games at full ring tables of the lowest possible stakes($0.01/$0.02). It’s time to add to the base hands. Do it gradually, and start with late positions and then middle positions. All the broadway cards, especially when suited and suited connectors. From early positions continue on with the base hands.
Experiment with your decisions on the River. Try to get creative especially with marginal hands and draws which you missed. After all you’re playing the lowest stakes possible in order to learn. You are bound to make mistakes as you’re learning, so at least they won’t cost you much. And the experience you’ll gain will be priceless!

07 Apr

Lesson #16: Implied Odds and Reversed Implied Odds in Poker

Implied Odds and Reversed Implied Odds in Poker

Congratulations! You have just finished the 16th lesson.

Good job!

Now lets recap:

      • Implied Odds describe how much money you could win on later streets if your hand improved to be the best
      • So if you think you could win a lot when you hit your outs, you have good implied odds
      • If you doubt your opponent’s gonna pay you off, then you have bad implied odds
      • Having good implied odds allows you to make calls in spots, where you don’t have a lot of equity
      • You’re basically just hoping to hit your outs and bankrupt your opponent
      • Reverse Implied Odds happen when you have somewhat of a hand and you are quite sure it’s the best at the moment
      • But your opponent is showing a lot of strength, and keeps betting at you
      • You don’t really know where you’re at in the hand and you don’t know whether your opponent is going to give up on betting or not
      • So basically when you have the best hand, you will win the minimum
      • And when you are behind, you will lose a lot


Play
at least 500 hands of real money cash games at full ring tables of the lowest possible stakes($0.01/$0.02). It’s time to add to the base hands. Do it gradually, and start with late positions and then middle positions. All the broadway cards, especially when suited and suited connectors. From early positions continue on with the base hands.
Experiment with making daring calls in spots where you have good implied odds. Remember that you don’t need to catch your outs every time. Some of the times you’ll be able to bluff your opponent out of the pot, especially when he gives up on betting.

01 Apr

Lesson #15: How to Steal and Resteal – Tournament Texas Hold’em

How to Steal and Resteal – Tournament Texas Hold’em

Congratulations! You have just finished the 15th lesson.

Good job!

Now lets recap:

      • Steal is a very important tournament play
      • It’s when you raise with a junk hand only to try and pick up the blinds and antes
      • You should only use the steal from late positions and the later the position, the higher chance of success
      • You should not steal from loose aggressive players, as they will fight back too often
      • Your ideal opponents to steal from are tight passive players
      • If you have a loose image, your steals will meet much more of a resistance, than if you have a tight image
      • Good counter play to the Steal is the Resteal
      • Resteal is when you 3-bet a late open, which you suspect to be a steal attempt
      • Again you should only do it from late positions and the blinds
      • You want to have some sort of conviction that it’s very likely that the specific player is trying to steal, which means you need to have some history with that player, know how he plays and so on.


Play
at least 500 hands of real money cash games at full ring tables of the lowest possible stakes($0.01/$0.02). It’s time to add to the base hands. Do it gradually, and start with late positions and then middle positions. All the broadway cards, especially when suited and suited connectors. From early positions continue on with the base hands.
Experiment with micro stakes tournaments. Who knows? You might enjoy them better than cash games. It’s fairly easy to transition from cash games to tournaments, whilst it’s hard to transition from tournaments to cash games. So by all means try out playing tournaments!