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

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

The small island guy

my short poker career and a little about me
Send PM

hey im miguel also known as danan758 on pokerstars. i played at pokerstars since december of 2011.

I'm a young man from the beautiful island of st.lucia, a small island south of the bahamas home of the PCA

i actually turned 18 on november of last year so i played illegally for over a year, got all that sorted out and now i am finally able to get on playing freely.

i learnt to play poker from my little bros psp he had a poker game on there and he showed me the hand ranking and stuff he was only 13/14 and playing poker . well i liked it, and saw a wsop event on espn and  i then downloaded pokerstars and started playing on play money,

i downloaded the version without real money didnt know there was another version so i was stuck on play money tables until i saw a video with the complete version, which was december 2011

i stumbled upon pso learnt the basics here and not the madness i played be4 at playmoney

i started gaining results in the freerolls from there even made a few hubbles and league final tables(-1

i came across a advanced pokerschool which gave a starting capital to a poker client of my choice, signed up chose my site made very deep run in a 10k gaurantee with that money and cashed out soon after(-1

i was awake at the beginning of my 18th bday and within 30 minutes i had signed up on 5-6 new pokersites, so finally i had legal poker accounts

one of those new poker sites offered $7 starting capital which i happily claimed i nursed the $7 in $80 within 2-3 weeks, that money was slowly decreasing and the games they offered was not very attractive

I got my pokerstars account fixed. I didnt hv a credit card and still dont, but i wanted to play at stars. i finally came up with a plan, i got a friend from my sng study group to help me, i sent him my money from the other poker client and he transferred it to me at stars

That was $40 thats all that was left from the $80, i started playing $1.5 stt at stars and within 2-3 weeks i had raised that money to $100 with an roi of 35%+ and also came 80th in the mercury leaderboard in one of those weeks

Well that upswing couldnt last very long, I then hit the all time low i couldnt win a flip, so my bankroll quickly found itself from $115 to $47.

started to mix in small satelites to my grind

i satelited into a few tourneys but i made the final table of the big 2.2 i finished in 9th i made a very ridiculous play and that was the end of my hours of great play i took home $80 from that boosting my bankroll bk up

one week later i was playing the big 5.5 and finished 45th earning $60, giving me my highest br yet

by 2nd january  2013 my br was $202 when i ended my day

I'm still grinding the 1.5 stts but u can also find my playing micro tourneys and occassionally the 45mans, I got silver status.

My goals- to make extra money off poker and to move up to atleast $10 stt limit  and maybe play professionally one day, and to get SN before 2015

thanks for reading and keep track of how far i can take that $7 u already seen how i turned it into $200in less than 2 months, i know u want to see the end so stay tuned for more updates

 

 

 

 

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) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com