My journey to succes

    • aTraXioN
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      Hello pokerstrategy readers,

      First of all welcome to my blog, I want to mention that this will be my first blog in my lifetime. Recently I bumped into this website as I was searching the web for MTT strategies. Currently I'm playing poker with money for 5 years on a regular basis. Before this time I played at homegames with friends, sometimes for fun and a lil' exchange

      Nowadays I've a poker goal, I want follow my dream and that's being an entrepreneur and invest my winnings in my own business. I'm still a college student and live in Europe. I've worked for 3 years in the weekends and earned enough so I stopped grinding and cashedout all my bankrolls on several websites. This allowed me to buy me a nice car that I always wanted since having my driver license.

      Now it's time to pick up the game again I want to be grinding during weekdays.
      2 weeks ago I deposit $100 to one of my websites after having 4 sessions of 4 hours playing SNG and MTT I'm now at $400. In this blog I'll post my process and journey to infinite bankroll.
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    • NewbieGrinder
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      Good luck.
    • aTraXioN
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      Thanks NewbieGrinder,

      I will start my first session right now, I'll show my results trough holdem manager.

      Pitty my poker laptop crashed and holdem manager was also not working anymore, had to reinstall windows this is gong to be a long night
    • aTraXioN
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      Nooo, I was playing 180 tourney, and all the sudden PS disconnected me I was on the final table with 30000 chips. I ended up 5th making me playing even for the session cause i was blinded out.

      Well It shows me I still got the fire in me next time I'll come on top, that is for sure.
    • StyleAni
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      Nice blog, good luck ;) :s_biggrin: !
    • gekitsios
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      subscribed
    • aTraXioN
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      Well, this was an ackward weekend me so far with only minimal sleep due birthday parties and yesterday a homegame. Yesterday won 110 euros

      Today I woke up and just wanted to take some risks after my winnings from last night. All my homegame winnings I always deposit on my bankrolls so in my mind I was already depositing on FT.I played 3*15 MTT 18,45,180

      I started out well on the 18 man tourney by an early double. Made it to the last 5 and get sucked out by calling my QQ on the big blind against a player with the same stack as me with an 79o.

      The 180 tourney was my worst game today. after losing my 99 against a low stack J8s my next hand was a JJ on the dealer against A3s on the BB. With only 5 bb left i pushed and he hit the straight on the flop :f_eek: I could only laugh about that one :f_biggrin:

      My 45th man tourney I played was a nice experience I doubled up early with my low pocket hitting on the flop and played tight untill 30 man left. in 9 hands I doubled up with 3000 to 6000. Knowing I will need to accumalte chips to survive the bubble.

      So I maded to the final table 7k chips and won some blinds and came chipleader with 12k. I busted some guys out made me stackleader with 21k another player knocked the other out and we were headsup. lol then this happend first hand for me on the BB headsup KK, other player pushed all-in I instead call he pushed with Q5o.

      flop came J-2-8 rainbow, I thought in my head this is it 1st place for me. But then the turn 5 and i know felt the heat comming for the river.... yup an Q...
      :f_eek:

      Hahaha I just laughed for a minute cuz my girlfriend just walked in the room and she saw what happend. I'm like serioussss. So i told her did you just jinxed me haha, I said it's enough for now lets eat some sushi :s_love:

      Okay going to wrap this up, played for 1.4 hours and made 90 dollars. Still thinking if i would play for the night what do you think?
    • gekitsios
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      FT is closed.Thats what i think
    • aTraXioN
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      Ohh that could be haven't play in months on the site but I'm living in Europe and the last time i played there were no us players. You have any other sugesstions on a good site for MTT and SNG
    • gekitsios
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      you said that you deposit on ft and i just mention that it is closed
    • aTraXioN
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      ohh okay, makes thing clear already had some experiences on Titan. Pretty fun to play sng because they have allot variation, think I'm playing on that one for upcomming week.
    • aTraXioN
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      Hey all,

      It's been over 2 weeks since i posted any results. I've been really busy the past 2 weeks mostly because of my dynamic social life. In the past 2 weeks i've only had played for 12 hours and more on reading before heading to bed.

      In the weekends i played some home games, one of them I breaked even an the other winning €175. With the winnings I've opened some accounts on other sites to spread my money and build a decent 1k bankroll before the end of September.

      As you know right now, I did not had much time free but those 12 hour of play in about 5 sessions late at night had brought me some nice profit. I've must admit I was swinging up and down but manage every session to close with at least $100 winnings. At this moment i've a bankroll of $1040 I've reached my short term goal already by the end of July. In my mind I know m poker time must efficient therefore every session I started i wanted to have at least a 50$ per hour.

      On the 13th of August I'm going on vacation for 8 days so no poker for me, but reading articles and books while having a playbook at my pool will make me comeback stronger and even more motivated. For these 11 days left im planning to play atleast 5 sessions for around 3 hours so planning to make another 1k.

      I'll keep you al posted with all the sessions, greetings
    • aTraXioN
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      Well, last night I had 2 sessions I ended up in the money but break even. suddenly my mood changed, I missed the cards, badbeats and all. I took a break after 4 hours this morning same thing is happening again.

      I only play MTT and use the stop facor when i lose 8 Buyins, this sets my new bankroll on $750 i also played some HU Sng just for variety.

      So 2 sessions with no returns, should i continue playing or have a break for a time
    • aTraXioN
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      I just finnished a session and I'm now at $ 885, going to watch a movie to rest and play later in about 3 hours
    • aTraXioN
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      Hey, I just had the worst sessions the couple of 3 days I've lost more then 30 buy ins.

      I just came home drunk and get my brains fucked out by this milf, hopely it will turn this monday...

      Karmaaa
    • aTraXioN
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      Hello,

      I wanted to post an update on my progress since it's been a while for me to be posting on my blog. Since Monday I picked up my game again I know have a bankroll of $650, before this week only had $250,- left after withdrawals from all my accounts to just have a break and party hard!!!

      In the end of the month August I went on vacation end spend my winnings with my GF, it was a nice 2 week trip and spend allot money. Mainly cuz I could’nt careless on vacations I spend like 5k for both of us. When I came back I started to grind for one week losing 1k $, stupid me wanted to buy a nice gift for my sis her birthday so I tilted as f*ck…

      Dummy me I went to casino with some friends that same weekend to put things straight, and lost 800 euro on blackjack and roulette not my luckiest week. Mainly because of the greed, and the loss of my bankroll.

      After that week I had my birthday so I was really not in the mood to playing poker and just party for like 4 days straight.. That month I decided to drop out of college and get my focus on making money in each way, started with some shitty jobs here and there but finding myself not in the mental state to work for a boss anymore.

      In my mind it always creeps in my head, I can make the same in a day as with 1 hour of poker with my A game. Recently I have talked to my parents, that always supported me to go to college and get my degree. Unfortunately college isn’t for everyone, at least I always wondered in class what the hell I’m doing (Drake – Over Yeahhh). It’s the best feeling ever, now my love ones accept me for the way I life. I can see finally see progression in my game, and old wise man always told me it takes 10 years to be great in something you love doing.

      I’m now hitting to the gym just have my mind to reset, later I’ll play 2 poker sessions and keep you updated.
    • aTraXioN
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      Well that was definitely needed worked out like a beast...

      This time I wanted to share my short term goals for November and the end of December:

      • Play at least 2 Sessions from Monday till Friday each day with a max. of 4
      • Multitable with a max. of 4 tables a session
      • Read 1 hours of poker material a day Inc. ebooks and articles
      • Watch at least one video on Pokerstrategy a day
      • Build my bankroll until 100 buyins
      • Withdraw money from Skrill only if at least 100 buyins are reached
      • Keep track on my blog at least once a week
      • Work on my poker mindset each day


      I will keep you updated with the results of my session for today
    • aTraXioN
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      I just played even in a session 45sng turbo was my only in the money with a 5th place.. therefore a good sollid week after all. time to get myself wasted tonight and take these winnings as a good start of the month.

      Cheers!
    • aTraXioN
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      Okay, had a couple of whiskeys came home turned on my laptop logged in and started on 18's and a 180, ended up taking first place at the 18's and lost the 180 on the bubble.. :s_biggrin:

      Now time for some real rest for the weekend..
    • aTraXioN
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      Nicee just won $240 in a session in less than an hour, could have been more but gut bubbled out my AK against a AJ hitting his gutshot strait draw on the river… quitting for the day and celebrate it with a nice party tonight :D
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