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Hello world... - Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:21 AM
Rob Sharona's Avatar
Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 120
I've been active for a couple of weeks now, but thought I would formally introduce myself here!

I'm 29 years old (as of 2 days ago!) and I live in Essex, UK. I have played poker for close to 5 years now, both live and online, and massively enjoy the game.

I have enjoyed various degrees of success, but I am wildly inconsistent. At my best I'm unstoppable, at my worst it's pretty shocking! My biggest result online is $3,600 (3rd place in The Big $33 on Pokerstars), and live it would be £1,400 at my local casino for winning a £50+1R tournament. I also enjoyed a fantastic Las Vegas holiday this year, winning nearly $2000 in tournament cashes.

I got into PSO through ArtySmokesPS, though not through him recommending it. It was pretty much an accidental coincidence! I've known him for many years via different pursuits. I saw him regularly posting on facebook about various micro limit results he was getting, and I must be honest, I thought he was wasting his time! Why bother with the microstakes if you are a good player was my thought process here!

It would be months later that I just happened across PSO when I was looking for ways to improve my game, and was amazed to see that Arty was not only an active member but an actual trainer with a great blog! Not only that but there's a whole team of people just like him! And a whole community of active and determined members!

Anyway what this means is I now have a massive respect for microstake poker, and even more respect for anyone who is cracking it. PSO is a ridiculously awesome resource, and I think everyone, no matter what your level, should be regularly getting involved with the community. I have learned so much in such a short space of time, and everyone is so nice to boot!

I hope to become a much more consistent and thoughtful poker player, and I am determined to contribute, as well as absorb everything I see here.

I am currently blogging about my journey from $0 to $4000. I want to get back to Vegas as soon as possible and would love it to be the reward for improving as a poker player.

Thanks for making me feel welcome and I hope to see you on a final table soon!


Last edited by Rob Sharona; Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 04:23 AM.. Reason: grammar
Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:22 PM
Fadyen's Avatar
Since: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,917
Welcome Rob! Seen you around the forum posting and it's nice to learn a bit more about you. Glad you're enjoying the community atmosphere at PSO, one of the best things about this place I think.

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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,353
It's good to see you're getting a lot out ouf PSO so far Rob. Building up from zero with freerolls requires a lot of discipline, which can be difficult to maintain, especially if you've had a couple of decent scores before, as it's easy to think of freerolls as "pointless". I hope you can stay focussed and grind your roll up in otder to pay for another trip to Vegas.
In the meantime, I guess you'll have to drag me down to Westcliff casino and show me how to beat the local live game.

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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 08:41 PM
Rob Sharona's Avatar
Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 120
Haha, you nearly flipping well did tonight!

Last edited by Rob Sharona; Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 08:42 PM.. Reason: I forgot to add an exclamation mark on the end :p
Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Since: Jan 2013
Posts: 833
Hello from CANADA Rob have fun , PSO hAS MANY GOOD MEMBERS
Hi Rob - Sat Sep 28, 2013, 04:50 AM
brettnz's Avatar
Since: Aug 2011
Posts: 377
Hi Rob Welcome ,yes PSO is the bomb ,Ive taken my game to a whole new level and capped massive leaks thanks to live training,the forums and vids, and its all FREE !
hope to see you in on the tables in PSO or another homegame ( Plug for Anzac Poker Club ,here ,check the forum for zhomegames or PM me )
Micros are not just for beginners certainly not PSO micros ,its just a great safe way to hone your craft and not damage your Roll while doing so .
So Good Luck ( a belated Happy BirthDay )

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