Another UK Player here!

    • m4nclad
      m4nclad
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      Joined: 06.04.2011 Posts: 53
      Hi all

      I am Dean, 24yrs old and I hail from the UK [Manchester].

      I have been playing poker for over 5-6 years on/off, I have played on a number sites over the years and played live a few times at the local casino.

      My biggest wins have come in MTT's on FTP, first was in $11 1r1a I won this and claimed $3,830.40 and second came in the $6 early double where I came 2nd won $1,067.61 and also achieved the highest finishes in both double tourneys which added $400+ to my winnings.

      I joined here the other month and took advantage of the free $50 promo on Cake poker, eventually I went bust there [tilted - software didnt help, hated the site tbh] so now I am sticking to playing my 2 favourite sites PS & FTP [everybodys two favourites I guess]

      I play holdem and sometimes omaha when I need a break from the other. Since black friday I haven't played on FTP [is it safe to have cash on there?], I currently have $90+ in my PS account and will be playing shorthanded NL10 cash games.

      I am hoping to hit the $1000 mark within 4-6weeks? is this possible or am I being to optimistic lol.

      I welcome any advice from you guys and hope to see you at the tables.


      Thanks!
  • 8 replies
    • purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      hi deAn!

      welcome to the comnunity! :) excellent little run u had there. congrats! :D

      you probably know a lot of strategy already but reviewing will never hurt. feel free to check our strategy and video section above for some excellent info.

      so you will be playing nl10? hmm then $1000 might be a little optimistic :f_cool: the pros tell us we really shouldnt be setting money oriented goals but what do i know? :f_biggrin:

      hope u have a great time with us here. glad to have you :)

      smiles,
      wendy
    • m4nclad
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      Yeah maybe I should change my goal to $500+ haha..

      I eventually want to make $200+ per week [depending how I get on].. still figuring out which games are my strongest, the extra income would go along way! Would love to go part-time with my job and play more but hey thats life, stick to full-time in the mean time [9-5 mon-fri hate it] haha...

      Do you play for a living Wendy?
    • purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      i think before i can play for a living, i need to be crushing at least NL100+. im still working on it :D
      (you can check out my blog if you wanna know more, although i havent had time to update it lately :/)

      i think 5bb/100 hands is a decent winrate. at nl10, you would need like 100,000 hands to earn $500. (thats a loot)

      i think maybe you should consider setting less money oriented goals, for example, just playing each hand the best possible way each time, or maybe reading x number of articles per week, etc. variance can be really swingy so you shouldnt be disheartened by a run of bad luck in case you dont reach your money goals. playing to improve your game so you can move up levels successfully is very important.
      just my two cents :D
    • m4nclad
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      Joined: 06.04.2011 Posts: 53
      Cheers Wendy I shall use this site to my advantage! Hopefully I can watch a few videos, read a few articles and take any advice from you guys onboard.. won't be long till am playing high stakes cash with ivey & negreanu lol.
    • pleno1
      pleno1
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      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      Hey Matt,

      Blue or Red??

      Play much live in Manc?
    • ExternalUseOnly
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      Originally posted by pleno1
      Hey Matt,

      Blue or Red??

      Play much live in Manc?
      Over the pennines and white for the mighty Leeds ofc
    • m4nclad
      m4nclad
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      Joined: 06.04.2011 Posts: 53
      Red mate!!

      not played live for long time.. just getting back into it. Playing at Gcasino a few times.

      What about you?

      names Dean btw lol
    • m4nclad
      m4nclad
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      Joined: 06.04.2011 Posts: 53
      Red mate!!

      not played live for long time.. just getting back into it. Played at Gcasino a few times.

      What about you?

      names 'Dean' btw lol