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Archimbaldi

/Jul/2011

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By: Archimbaldi @ 19:40 (EDT) / 382 / Comment ( 0 )
Firstly, "Hi" to anyone who is reading this; thanks for taking the time to do so.

Okay, I have been playing poker for about 2 years now. I started off playing a NLHE game on my phone, which kinda got me hooked. Then I started playing with a few guys at work, all way better than me, then progressed to playing online after a little persuasion. One guy in particular took me under his wing and taught me the basics about position, bankroll, pot odds etc but I guess I didn't listen that much as at that point I liked the thrill of making a flush or straight on the river... Making loose calls, lets put it thay way.

I never intended to make money at this; I have been quite happy to play just for fun, as long as I broke even I was happy. Trouble is... I don't break even! Damn.... I bought in about 18 months ago for about 10 bucks (100% deposit bonus made it 20) and over the course of a year my bankroll slowly went up, then down a lot, then slowly up, and down a lot. Anyway, eventually I lost everything about rebought for another 15 bucks and the same thing happened 6 months later.

Probably like a lot of people, I thought Poker Stars had some conspiracy or vendetta going on against me as I seemed to lose a lot of hands that I thought I should have won with (pocket Aces or Kings, trips/set losing to straight, straight losing to flush etc). Turns out, this was just bad luck and I was actually losing money coz, and it hurts to say this... I just plain sucked balls at poker...

Anyway, so I see this poker school business floating around, I figure 'WHY NOT!". Indeed. So, I have taken the courses and now have a better grasp of all the basics, although doing some of the calculations on the fly is still a mission, but I'll preservere with that... I am also trying to be more patient too as I think this was my biggest downfall... 

I haven't re-bought yet, but from using my FPP's and buying into the FPP MTT's I have managed to win $5.55, with my best finish being 10th place out of a field of 2258 netting me $4. Not bad. I have had a few cashes in the 2c Hyper Turbo MTT's but I think they are mostly luck as about 90% of the field go out on the first hand...

So, if my calculations are correct I am predicitng that this time next year I will have about $1,000,000.00, give or take a $ or 2, in my bankroll. All won through 2c MTT's... Yep...

Man, I can talk some serious shit! Ok, time to sign off. Just wanna say a quick thanks to everyone at the Poker School. It's a great resource for Donk's like me...

Archimbaldi.
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