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Motw # 5 - Fri Dec 16, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi all,

Yes I did say I wasn't going to apply anymore, but after many PM's telling me to put my stubbornness aside and re-apply, I decided to do so

I started playing in early 2009 on Zinga poker on facebook (didn't know better...LOL). I then got interested but needed to learn the basics, so went to the nearest book store and bought a book on poker. I then continued to play on that site by applying what I had learned and accumulated millions of dollars (woohoo)

Like most people, I was ready for the big jump........ real money. Nope I didn't invest $20 on an online site, I took the high road. I went to Vegas to play in the $1,000 Seniors WSOP. For a first real money and live tournament, it turned out to be a successful journey, finishing 96th out of 2,701. I then came home and joined an online site which was sponsoring the WSOP and deposited $50. I played a first tournament of $20 and finished first for >$2,700 and the next day I finished 7th in another $20 for >$650. From this point on, I thought I was good............... LOL.

Then came the wake up call, after losing thousands (yes I did) I opened an account with PokerStars and then joined the Poker School Online in June 2010. This is where I learned about patience, position and bankroll management. After winning $30 in the first month, I've accumulated my winnings since. I play NLHoldem 99% of the time .

I'm still in the learning process, the videos, the live trainings, the books and continuous practicing do make me a better player. Lately I've been reviewing my hands to see what I did wrong and have noticed that even the winning hands have faults......

Being an active contributor to this forum is not easy, as I often get to involve in some threads (no books or videos to learn from on this subject ) The T.I.C. Club and the Drunk Tanks are 2 of my favorite hang out places to relax (thanks Eff)

So what have I learned to date:
- Patience, patience and patience
- Winning a big tournament doesn't mean you know how to play
- Variance can really hurt and so can tilt
- Luck is also a huge factor and not only for you
- Learning is an ongoing task
- And the most important is bankroll management

Well that's it for now

Blog:
Setting up your goals for 2012
http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blogs/post/?id=21371

Forum post:
Setting up my goals for 2012
http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...513#post320513


Media Link:
http://www.facebook.com/sandtrap777?sk=wall

Some other posts: Cash table bankroll management, 50/50's



**WEEK #6 REQUIREMENTS MET**

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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 01:28 PM
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good luck
 
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Sat Dec 17, 2011, 09:00 PM
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good luck to us

yes, this is +EV
 
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Sun Dec 18, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Re-applying for week #6
 
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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Gotcha sir!

If you are going to change any links, please make sure that is done before the numbers are collected on sunday!

Good luck!
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:34 AM
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Congrats Sandy!

Gidee Up!
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:56 AM
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Congratz

One time big time
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 07:27 AM
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CONGRATS SANDMAN!! best of luck in the games!! show 'em what ya got sir!! then say
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Congrats trap Make sure you let us know when you're going to be playing with the tickets so we can rail (or silent rail) you.


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 10:04 AM
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gl well done all the best
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 10:15 AM
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gl in the tournaments and congrats on the motw
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Well done Sand!

Cheers,

TC
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Congratulations sandtrap,

Have fun with the tickets.

Grade b


I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

13 Time Bracelet Winner


 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 12:19 PM
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Well done sand man cheers m8 ...and good job. class player well deserved ......happy merry and all that chyte good luck and bring those chippy home !!!!!!!

cheers r0ck
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 01:25 PM
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Once again sir.....yahoo

Great to see it

cheers man
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 01:46 PM
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This MOTW Promo is turning into a Drunk Tank Walkover !!!!!
And well deserved 2.
Congrats Sand good luck in the comps. B
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Congrats Sir Sandtrap777...

Now show PSO how the Golden Oldie does it...


Read more: Congrats - PokerSchoolOnline Forum http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...#ixzz1hsBvKIx5
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Thanks everyone
Will let you know when I play them
Should be around the first 2 weeks of January

 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 07:22 PM
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very cool sand, please don't forget to send me $75

hiccup...cheers
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 07:55 PM
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS TRAP!!!!!!!!!!!


Gonna be some railing going on for sure.

PS,

Eff wanted me to ask for him...if you bink are you going to raise his allowance?
 

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