What are your poker plans for 2011? Tell us and win private coaching!

    • DanielUK
      Joined: 08.11.2010 Posts: 91
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  • 119 replies
    • veeretas
      Joined: 29.02.2008 Posts: 56
      Till May-June climb as monkey
      (currently NL20-40). And then when pro(in Estonia not much needed, NL100-200 more then enough), do some happy dance
    • sufix645
      Joined: 20.09.2009 Posts: 519
      For me this will be very busy year.
      My plans RL is to graduate University Bachelor's degree, so my parents can be happy :D
      Poker-wise at the moment I am playing as much as I can, so I can move up in the limits. Hopefully, in July Ill be winning in 30-50$ BI tournaments. (I am playing 2-10$ tournaments)
      At the moment I dont have any money-wise goals till the end of this year, since those goals pull off the mind of the main problem - my game. But 10+k$ would be nice.
      I like to make my aims as high as I can imagine happening at best case scenario, when life is good and so on. May be Ill fail in the way.. who knows. But still Ill be much higher than if my aims would be as low as "beat 10$ tourneys over good sample size bla bla bla"..

      ohh I forgot one thing - win a local poker tourney :f_biggrin:
    • Lindberg789
      Joined: 10.04.2009 Posts: 314
      Hey guys.
      Well my approach to 2011 is to build a bankroll to go pro on. so 2012 will hopefully be epic.
      I'm a Mtt player and have made a blog where I will update with progress to target $15k and 8k games played.

      My approach will include sweat sessions later on, and getting a network here on ps.com, will also use ps.com coaching with grummeler and seeberger for improving. And for first time in my "career" I have a hud and wiz so going to improve major just by starting to review my own games - That's how serious about this project I am. :D

      So generally my approch to 2011 is that it's gonna be a great year. ;)
    • lamafao
      Joined: 31.01.2010 Posts: 25
      Get a br higher than 10$? :f_cry:
    • melloboy
      Joined: 16.07.2008 Posts: 5
      To climb to NL100 FR , start playing HU with good winrate and to win a tournament with 1st place at least 10k "_" well starting from now i have 365 days lets hope so i will achieve my goals :)
    • suvalgysiu
      Joined: 09.06.2007 Posts: 307
      Oh yes this year I'm coming back into the game. :s_cool:

      My goals are simple and they're all based on getting better. My view is that you can not control variance (tasted this with my own ass), so you can not control how much you will make and what limit you will have climbed.

      So finally my goals are these:

      1) Decide if I'm going to play HUcash or multitable the ring games. HUcash is fun, sure, but ring games provides a steady income (rakeback) and I see a lot of possibilities in Rush (FullTilt poker).

      2) Sign up to a good poker training site. Probably deucescracked, but still going to do some research. (The site may depend on wether I'm playing HUcash or ring games).

      3) Read some old rusty poker books, which I have shamefully forgotten about (Poker Mindset, Poker Blueprint, Exploting the Regulars, maybe get some new good books).

      4) Constantly review my game, considering what I may be doing wrong.

      5) Never excuse losing to bad luck, there's always room for improvement.

      Everyone have a happy new year! (Except if you're ever at my table) :f_cool:
    • supeyrio
      Joined: 11.11.2009 Posts: 3,106
      to start playing PLO and HU profitably
      to ship loads of $
      to ship BM status
      to play live cash games in various casinos around the world
      to win some private coaching :)
    • tcs35
      Joined: 31.01.2009 Posts: 3,583

      2011 is going to be make it or break it for me. I am finishing uni soon and plan to play professionally if I make steady profit in these next few months. I want to try and become a big winner at 200NL and not break even. I also plan to take on the live game scene, play some live tournaments, and travel the poker circuit with a few buddies.

    • bigstacksal
      Joined: 27.06.2008 Posts: 1

      I'm Ally,

      I am going to enter more live tournaments in 2011.
      Online I will move up the limits quicker by not withdrawing so often and keeping by bankroll as high as possible. I'm going make the most of all the promotions on FT and qualify for Black Card status.

      I have been saving to go abroad so mabe take a trip to Vegas or Aus.
      Sky dive is a definate if I go to Australia

      Stop smoking soon hopefully.
    • Alieaz
      Joined: 17.11.2010 Posts: 69
      My goal is to turn my starting roll into $500 and be playing NL20 BSS FR and 50c/$1 FLHE FR by the end of the year.

      My plan is to:

      1) Read and re-read all the basic and bronze articles pertaining to fixed limit and nlhe bss fr.

      2) Get a firm grasp on all the content at silver level and endeavor to apply to to my game gradually as I move up the stakes.

      3) Post at least 1 hand of interest every session I play

      4) Attend coaching's for cash games at least once per week

      5) Read at least 3 FLHE books and 5 NLHE books which are targeted more to the lower limit player (avoid getting too tricky/fancy whilst still a micro/low stakes player)

      6) Play some micro SNG's and aim for +12% Roi or better and attend coaching's for these every few weeks or so.

      Starting...... NOW

    • alejandrosh
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 4,346
      To win a raffle
    • vanja15
      Joined: 30.05.2010 Posts: 8
      I've started from 0 (yeah, litterarly)... got it up to 150$ (+around 100 spent on books), beaten 2nl on 2 sites/doing the third right now... but that's just not it... I mean, I get NL, it's a nice game, especially to grow your BR, but I'm just not feelin' it.
      So my goal for this year is to get into FL... yeah, I know "it's regish", "rake sucks" & stuf like that... but after reading Hilger's book I really found it to be an amasing game... So I withdrew some money, got a few books and I'm ready to start grinding it...
      goal 1) start at 0.05/0.1 FR just to get a feel of it
      2) swith to 0.1/0.2 after few k hands (as I'm already rolled for it)
      3) grind up to 0.5/1 where I would like to become a reg till 2012

      -don't miss a singles public coaching from Terrorblade
      -reread Hilger + Small Stakes Holdem
      - watch tons of videos
      -regularly post hands for eval.
      -do as many sweat sessions with interested people from forum as I can
    • Wriggers
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      My goals for 2011.... Well, it's going to be a big year, both in and out of poker. Firstly I have to make sure I don't concentrate everything on poker, as I have to pass my degree, and hopefully get a high enough mark to stay on for a Masters.

      My main plan for poker is to conitnue improving and move up the limits, hopefully to NL100 by the Summer Holidays, and if I can be a consistent winner I want to convince my Mum that I don't want to get a job over the summer and get a taste of the professional poker players life for a few months :D This is simply because I want to know if i'm cut out for it, and if I can make it. 3 months of playing "professionally" will help me get a feel for it, also I hate real work :D

      SO first things first I need to make another $300 or so and move out of NL25 for good with 25 BI for NL50, after that i'm going to be using a 30BI BRM rule. I also want to make Goldstar on Pokerstars on every month of this year, and depending on my limit come the summer, shoot for Supernova :)
    • gekitsios
      Joined: 06.12.2009 Posts: 673
      my goal for 2011 is making 1500 pes month playing sit n go begging from 3.25 turbo or 6.6 regs...i made a bankr from 38 to 192$ but i had a very big bad streak and drop to 62 again...if you are interested pm...thx
    • koosMaras
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 440
      Last year I took first shot in poker and finished with sad results - completely lost my 50$ bankroll on FTP. Main reason was exaggerated self-confidence. However, I'll be back. Now I put more attention to theoretical side of poker: reading some articles and watching some videos here, which I find very helpful.
      So my 2011 plans related with poker would be:
      1) Finish reading Barry's Greenstein "Ace on the River" and re-read some parts;
      2) Re-read Doyle Brunson's Super System's part about NLHE;
      3) Reach as higher limits as I can in PartyPoker, where I still have 25$ bankroll;
      4) Play pokerstrategy's daily 100$ freerolls on FTP, try to reach TOP3 of course :) . Highest place so far - 11th.

      I think that my plans are manageable, because game becomes better and better.

      Good luck all :)
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Crush Rush and go pro. That's the short version.

      Long version is to improve and climb as much as I can through the limits. No minimum target. To do this I plan on reviewing regularly and have further coaching when I move up in limits or when I have serious doubts about my game. To do all this mindset is key and the last month of 2010 helped me understand a lot of things.
    • NightFrostaSS
      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      All I want in life for 2011 is to produce as much rake as possible under pokerstrategy.com affiliated accounts
    • gedwashere91
      Joined: 20.07.2009 Posts: 2,387
      In 2011 i'm aiming to fit poker around my med school study, which may be difficult.
      I play 9-man SnGs on Full Tilt; so my goal is to be crushing the $36s and (if I run good and put in good volume) the $60s by the end of 2011. As well as putting in good volume, I am committed to maintaining a good level of self-study and analysis, plus contributing to the <$5 SnG Hand Eval forums here on PS.com :D
      Other poker goals:
      -Try out some of the games on PokerStars
      -Learn better cash game skills. Cash is really the fundamentals of poker, so I think improving my abilities there will make me a better SnG player (and allow me to pwn my home game even more :P )
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    • figeljfigelj
      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 191
      1) I`m going to study poker hard and become much much better than I am today.
      2) to be a regular at midstakes and try some tourneys at high stakes online
      3) Keep growing my bankroll