JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

Adventures of $irUlrich

my so called "poker career" :) this is my story.
Send PM

Bankroll Update

PS - $310 - $150(player transfer cash out) = $160

FTP Sneaky Savings = $70


Surf's up! Time for a little poker break. Thanks to PS!

If there's one thing I've learned from being an employee- it's this - WORK-LIFE BALANCE.  Everyone needs a break once in a while. To meditate, sort things out , appreciate what you have or anything that rest your conscious and sub-conscious mind. Anyway, I have watched movies about surfing(lord's of dogtown is my personal favorite) and always wanted to try it. I don't know if I don't have the time, or maybe too lazy to execute that desire. Then as I practice decision making everyday, I decided to try it. will try it this weekend. But here's the catch - I challenged myself to sell $150 for this vacation (I know what you're thinking, Yes, Life is beautifully CHEAP here , I even suggest for serious players who were affected by Black Friday that they can live here LOL) - I grinded last weekend and the goal was met. I was happy and satisfied. Then as the law of gravity dictates, Here's comes the Swing......


Dealing with Variance


Variance is very tricky. It boosts and messes with your confidence at the same time. Great mental control is required when you're handling a bankroll that matters to you. I started the week with a $150 bankroll. From monday night until last night, I was not winning consistently and I was more on the downswing, espcially when I'm playing 2 tables at home. I was sort of experimenting what 2 combinations that is most profitable (eg 1 6 max, 1 12 players 6 max, both at $7 or 2 turbo $7 6max). I was burned was down to $66.83. Then I decided to play the $16.50 6 max 4K gtd. I placed in 9th and was awarded $127(believe me, I was so disappointed with this result that I didn't play until I went home from work, all those chips... GONE! LOL) . I got even to where I began with, plus a bit more. I am starting to like Variance just like Leatherass suggested.


In search of a mentor

I am really learning a lot from the book I'm currently reading "Treat your poker like a business" from Leatherass. He suggested that finding a "poker coach" would help your game a lot. Then as coincidence floats- my good friend told me about this staking and coaching site. I was interested in coaching more than staking. but STAKING sounds very enticing. So i sent an e-mail, I got a reply that says we will only coach you if we decided to stake you. So... ok... that makes sense. So i checked the website, registered at sharkscope(I'm not sure but my friend told me my graph looks ok, don't know about stats yet but will learn soon) and filled out the Application form. Then I got a reply that They can't back me because my game size is small. The Stakee needs to play 1000 games a month. Then I stared at the laptop monitor for about 5 minutes thinking about his response. I don't know If I felt OK about it or what, Then I started to think about what happened and looked at it in a different angle. Then it boils down to one idea- It's simple- It's always good to have control in poker or in life.


Paalam muna sa ngayon





In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on