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My Poker Life


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By: Maveric169 @ 00:04 (EST) / 234 / Comment ( 1 )
Hello to all who may read this, I finally broke down and decided to write a blog about my poker life,  and my experiences with both online and live poker play.  I can say that there probley own't be much in the way of live poker play posts as I am broke atm.

A little about me is in order I guess, I have been playing poker for about 10 years, my dad got me interested, and before that I was never really very good at poker.  LOL, not sure that I am much better now, but I have a much greater understanding of the game over all.  As I stated, I ahve been playing texas holdem on and off for the last 10 years.  I usually pick it back up strong after a wonderful layoff from my actual career as a Telecommuications Professional.  With the current economy pushing me from one layoff to the next I have had more time lately to play. 
(But if anyone that is reading this is hiring for a telecom profressional, find a way of getting in touch with me, cause I could sure use a full time job.)

Sorry couldn't resist the plug urge.

I get asked by my friends all the time "Are you going to become a professional poker player, like on TV?" LOL, I wish, right.  Poker is a hobby for me, Poker takes 2 things, Luck and Skill.  You need both to be sucessfull.  Only having one or the other but not both, forget it, you have to have both.  So if your a lucky person, and I mean honestly just naturally lucky, your in good shape,  You can LEARN skill, you can't learn LUCK, and honestly, I have never been a lucky person.  So poker will always just be a fun hobby, a distraction, nothing more.

Over my posts I will share with whoever reads this my insights, thoughts, skills, pointers, etc.  How does that saying go."Those who can't do, Teach"  LOL, well I have found that to be true.  I have brought a few friends of mine, one who has never played poker before, and needless to say he is far more sucessfull already than I am, at least on the money tables.  Still teaching him how to play tourneys properly.

Anyway lets talk a little about what I am doing in poker, the PSO Skill League got me back into poker durring my newly found unemployment.  This is the first month I have really been active in the PSO league.  I had a few bad beats that really hurt my ranking but I am steadly improving.  My last 3 tourneys I have made the money rounds, and with any,....dare I say it...Luck, i might make the whitestar money level by the end of the month, if nothing else I will be close.  i would love to get my 20FPP points for the good money but so far that has been just out of reach.  Both times this month I have made it to the .01/.02 tables, it has not gone well.  Have been wiped out both times with a suck out on the river.  Oddly enought both times I caught a Ace high straight only to get beaten by a flush. 

Ohh well, that is why they call it poker and not "give me all your money" right?
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