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

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

The Journey

Rants, ravings, and stories of my PokerStars experience.
Send PM

     I have played poker using PokerStars' software for years, but I've only ever played with play money... Until now.


     Today, I made my first deposit. Not a lot, just $20 to get me started (of course, I used the promo code for another $20). I'm confident that, slowly but surely, I will be able to make a profit in the long run and turn that small deposit into much more.

     After a while of playing cash games, I decided it was time for a boost. During all my time playing with play money, I found that I was much better at winning STT's than anything else and I decided to try one. I payed my $1.50, took my seat, and waited patiently as good hands and good luck made their way around the table to me.

     It took a while at first but sure enough, players started to drop dead like flies in a zapper. As the bubble came closer to popping, the excitement of winning real money for the first time began to make my heart beat faster. By the time it came, I was already competing for highest chip stack with another individual. Then, it happened and I was one of the top 3 guaranteed to recieve money. I wasn't completely satisfied...

     I wanted first place, and I said to myself (out loud) "I'm winning this sit & go."

     More time passed, and soon we were heads up. From then on, it was very fast paced. Exchanging blinds, switching stacks.. And then it happened... Pocket Aces. By this time we had gone through probably 50 hands, folding back and forth and as a result, I had already lost chances to play pocket kings twice because my opponent folded pre-flop. I was not going to lose this one.

     He was the big blind and I was the small. Instead of raising and scaring him off, I simply called and let him decide, giving him false control. He pushed (to my excitement and joy), showing 9-10 offsuit. It was finally over; I had won.

     Could this be a sign? A taste of what's to come? Time will tell, and my fate is in the cards.


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