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Poker in the land down under

/Jul/2012

Almost the beginning

By: Hades1666 @ 18:38 (EDT) / 386 / Comment ( 0 )

Poker in the land down under....

South Africa, not Austrailia, and not Hell .... but there are days when it does seem like hell. Days when it seems like the gods of poker are have a sick sence of humor.

Days when you are dealt AA,KK and AA in 3 consecutive hands, and each gets cracked by the seemingly harmless 7 4 suited, or the absolute nuts of 72 off.

I have been playing online poker for a while. I played on our local online poker sites. I played for fun, for recreation and for the thrill. But I was never a serious player. If I won anything, I was happy, but if i lost, it didnt matter. This was entertainment as very reduced prices. But thats low/micro stakes and a budget for you. Overall, i was a losing player. In simple monetary evaluation, i would spend less on online poker in a month that i would taking the family out to dinner, but in big blinds .... was bleeding a fortune.

I have always loved the game. No Limit Texas Holdem being my game of choice.

South African legistlation forced my main poker room to close down to South Africans, leaving me with only one site to play at. And it is a site very well known for the bad level of play. My recreation became a contstant headache. I could not seem to beat anyone. I knew enough about poker to play decent starting hands. I knew not to draw to gutshots, and when to set mine.

I was not going to stand for the current situation to continue. I love playing poker, and I will not let a bunch of ignorant fools get the better of me. Then I considered that maybe it was me that was the ignorant fool. And so my journey begins ....

As i have an interest in multi table tournaments, someone suggested a highly specific training regime, which would give me both the experience and the knowledge to confidently tackle the MTTs back home. So completeing this training course is my primary goal of coming to PokerStars, the biggest poker site I have ever played at.

So I came to the site, found PSO, and liked what I have seen. I have decided that being part of the league will be both fun, and hopefully enlightening .... well, hopefully i will learn a thing or 7. The biggest tournament I play on back home is considered big when there are over 100 entrants, maybe a max of 800 for a freeroll. 10k players? its just mind boggling right now.

I have finally managed to do the "Core Quiz", and play in my first Open Skill Tournament. With 82% for the quiz, I am well waiting for the SnG quiz to open up in 24 hours. Not such good results for the freeroll im afraid. I placed 2026.

I am thrilled to have found PSO. I look forward to learning the game, I look forward to meeting a whole lot of new people, and most of all ... i look forward to building a bankroll to stand the test of time and again!


See you on the tables.

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