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The Start

By: wsophock @ 21:00 (EDT) / 166 / Comment ( 1 )

Well here it goes. Looking to make the dream a reality. 


Starting Bankroll: $80.44

First Objective: Create a bankroll management system. Keep track of every game played.

Games to specialize in: NL Hold'em: SNGs (9-27 people), MTTs


My name is Will Hock, I am 22 years of age, currently living in Montreal Quebec. I've been playing poker for a very long time. I started playing online when I was 8, and crushed the play money donks like it was no ones business. I grinded those 2k sit n goes until I got bored and started winning the 100k SNGs yaddayaddyadda. I would watch videos over and over and over again on youtube until I knew what the pros would say word for word. Then I would grind in the freerolls until my parents would call me for dinner, just when I was halfway through getting that $2 from full tilt that I had played on for about 3 hours. Eventually, I was good enough to get those couple of real life dollars, I was around 14-16 years of age at this point. I tried and I tried to make it into something else, but in between doing school, and my parents not getting that I needed to play the entire tournament to make money (I know such a tough life haha), I never made it like I wanted to. When I did get lucky enough to win during a weekend tournament, I would eventually suffer the swings and with terrible bankroll management and emotion management, the $100 I worked so hard to get, would plummet like a rock in the ocean. 

But now, I'm ready. I've moved out of my parents house and living on my own. As you can probably tell from the short story, I have been commited to poker for a long time, with a few breaks, and downswings here and there. Unfortunately, I haven't yet turned out to be the next Tom Dwan, the next Isildur1, or any of the former young phenoms to dominate poker. Fortunately, I'm still 22 so if all goes according to plan, by the time I'm 25 I should still have that opportunity. I am entering quite possibly the toughest years to make it with the aftermath of the last pokerboom, Black Friday, and the bad players, now getting better and better at the game. But at the same time, I am a very stubborn person and won't settle for that excuse to not go for it.


The Objective of this blog is to keep myself commited to achieving the goals I set out to obtain, and hopefully find some friends and acquaintances along the way to help along the road to success. If there is anyone from the Montreal area reading this, let me know, it'd be great to find poker buddies in the area I'm living. If you aren't from Montreal, let me know anyways and let's see if anything clicks. I plan on posting a little blog every day to update my bankroll, what I played and how well I did and how I felt. If I didn't play then I will update that and maybe a small journal of what I did throughout my days to make my life better.

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