Hello out there!! Remember me? I'm the guy that starts blogs and makes like 10 entries and then you never hear from him again............
Anyway, I'm on a new kick now, an old love of mine from my early twenties............. POKER!!!!!
I can still remember playing "War" with my Dad when I was 5 or 6. Shortly there after I learned 5 card draw, and used to LOVE calling his outrageous bluffs with Ace high...... or was that him calling my bluffs???
Anyway, it wasn't until my early twenties that I got back into in. At the time, online poker was catching a TON of flack, and most sites were so sketchy that I didn't feel comfortable having my hard earned money on there. And since I didn't have to big bucks needed to play at the casino, I had to hang up my chips.
But........... lately I just couldn't fight the urge any longer!! The two major online poker sites had finally gotten their shit together and all the crap sites had gone under. So I decided to jump back in, and MAN did it feel good to be shuffling chips and seeing flops again!! Love at first check raise.
Anyway, I started this blog to not only keep track of my progress(and most importantly my BANKROLL), but to let everyone else be a part of my journey into poker glory......... or something like that.................
Anyway, on to the facts:
So far my journey has been VERY rocky. I deposited my first 30 bucks into Full Tilt Poker, and it went up and down and up and dow... well you get the idea. I finally went bust, and talked my sweet(and VERY supportive) wife into letting me put another $50 in there. That, mixed with some luck, and my monthly $20 add on (once again from my VERY supportive wife) has gotten me up to right around $100. I took that money out of Full Tilt, and put it into Poker Stars. I did this for three reasons. One, they have a better selection of games. Two, there layout looks WAY cooler, and three, the let you restrict the limits that you can play at. This way, I can't go on tilt one night and try to move up limits to try to chase after lost money.
So that's where I've been, on to where I'm (hopefully) going:
My goal is to eventually get my bankroll(currently $100) up to $2k. This will allow me to play at limits where I can actually make money worth making, while leaving myself little chance of going broke.
Can I do it?? Given my skill set, and passion for the game, yeah I think I can. My biggest problem has been, and always will be my lack of patience and discipline. This means NOT getting all pissed when I lose and tilting away my money. It also means setting, and keeping VERY strict bankroll requirements. If I can keep all that under control, the rest is a few Nut Flushes away..................