Top of the world Ma, top of the world!

    • Alllex1703
      Alllex1703
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      So i was going through the forums and was thinking about posting some answers here and there,but then again i thought that maybe i should introduce myself first, so that you guys know who i am..:)

      And later on i will use this threat as my blog.. :P

      Well, my name is Alex and i am 21 (22 in march :P )
      i live in germany where i also study, but i grew up in greece..
      I am half greek and half german and speak both languages fluently..

      so about my "poker career" so far...
      i started playing poker back in greece with some friends about 6-7 years ago..
      i can't say that i was good or even close to that, but back then it didn't bother me since my friends were even worse..

      when i moved to germany 3 years ago i started to take poker a bit more serious, but still not because of online poker, but because we were playing with some guys from university 3 times a week and i was by far the biggest fish in those games..so i started reading some pokerbooks and also made my first poker account at fulltilt (big mistake :P )
      I slowly became better and by the end of my first year i even was a small winner!

      I even went to the local casino and played some sit n go's there and if i remeber correct i was break even at those..(all this was late 2009 and early 2010)
      it was during my summer vacations 2010 that i discovered cash games and fell in love with it!!

      since then i am mostly a cash game player, but i still enjoy to play some sit n go's and mtts every now and then..:)
      so i guess this brings us to now..since i still play mostly live and am doing ok (winning enough to cover my online losses and being able to pay for university stuff, but not enough to make a living out of it)
      but i would love to become a winning online player and thats why i am here..:)
      i am playing on pokerstars right now, but i have an account on almost every pokersite since i havent found that ONE site where i can crush the games..:P

      i guess thats all about me for now..
      feel free to ask me anything..and it would be great if there is someone who would like to talk about poker and stuff via skype or sth..

      oh just in case someone is interested i am studying sportsmanagement..:)

      greets Alex
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    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi there Alllex1703 (22 in March :) ), how are you doing so far?

      You will find plenty of people to chat with here on PokerStrategy, this place is all about community and sharing experiences!

      Fear not about not being a huge winner, we have enough help and information on here to get you up and crushing very quickly, especially as you seem to hav some experience and are keen to work at your game.


      If there is anything you need help with or questions you would like to ask, just fire away ok?

      Have fun with PokerStrategy Alllex1703 and 22 in March. :D

      best regards,

      Mal.
    • Alllex1703
      Alllex1703
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      Joined: 17.01.2012 Posts: 153
      Hi gadget,

      i'm ok so far i guess..:)
      completed the quizz and everything so i am good to go.
      still getting to know the site and everything, but it looks great so far..
      can't wait to tune in tonight for my first coaching session..
      and by the end of february i will make a decent deposit at one of the sites and start some serious grinding since i will be done with my exams and won't have anything to do besides training ( i play basketball in a small team here) and playing poker. :)
    • pavlikello84
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      Krima pou meneis germania
    • gadget51
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      Sounds good to me Alllex,

      ...and good luck with those exams to!

      Regards,

      Mal.
    • Alllex1703
      Alllex1703
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      giati??
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      hey alex, how's it going with you?
      gotten started on the games yet?
    • angeleskarl0098
      angeleskarl0098
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      Joined: 14.01.2012 Posts: 116
      Hey there Alllex1703!

      Welcome to the PS Forums. Congratulations and you made it to the bronze. Now I believe that there are more young guys playing in poker with stakes, I thought old guys do that.

      We can share what we know about poker alex and goodluck to your exams :P
    • Alllex1703
      Alllex1703
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      @purplefizz everything is going good..was back on pokerstars for the TCOOP instead of learning for my exams..:P
      but now i realy have to study,so i won't have the time to put in any decent session for the next two weeks..
      went to the casino on friday and did ok..:)
      i also checked out the everest poker client and it looks nice..but there aren't so many games running(compared to ps) so i will have to wait till after the exams to grind all day again
      @angel haha yeah bronze was easy though..:P
      do you mean being staked by some other player/guy? if yes, i don't think that it would benefit me that much..since i can still afford to be a small loosing player online due to my live winnings..but i hope to be a winning player online by the end of the year..:)
    • purplefizz
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      hehe, study if you gotta study :D

      definitely Stars has much more traffic. it's the biggest poker room followed by Party Poker where you can get lots of good games too. Everest is small but soft :) do you play cash games or sng's or just mtt's?
    • Alllex1703
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      yeah thats i'm doing right now :(

      it really depends on my mood what i play..but mostly cash games.
    • angeleskarl0098
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      @angel haha yeah bronze was easy though..
      do you mean being staked by some other player/guy? if yes, i don't think that it would benefit me that much..since i can still afford to be a small loosing player online due to my live winnings..but i hope to be a winning player online by the end of the year..


      Yeah, we'll that's nice and continue what you're doing... I think you're happy with it. You'll going to win, just always think positive! :D
    • Alllex1703
      Alllex1703
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      took a break from studying and won 120$ at the everest casino :D :D
      transfered it to my everest poker account and also deposited 10$ there to activate the 500$
      bonus..now i wont have any excuses not to grind after my last exam on friday!! :f_cool:

      i got a question for one of the mods. is it ok if i use this thread as some sort of blog or should i open a new one at the blog section of the forum? or can you sort of copy everything in this thread into the blog section?

      thnx,
      Alex
    • gadget51
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      Hi Alllex,

      I advise opening a new one in the blog section, as this one is kept for introductions. You will get more viewers to your blog there anyway. :)

      Thanks for asking first and good luck.

      Regards,

      Mal.
    • Alllex1703
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      hmm..ok i will start my blog by the end of the week when the massgrinding begins.. :D
      so i guess thats all for now and see u guys in my blog on friday!! :D

      best of luck to everybody till then!!

      peace,
      Alex
    • purplefizz
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      of course, we can move this thread also to the blogs at your request. i recommend thinking up a catchy title first to include the game you are playing and editing your first post with a few spaces to improve readability tho :D
    • Alllex1703
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      cool..would be nice if you could just move it to the right forum..:)

      as for the title somthing like "climbing up everest,to get to the top of the world!" would be nice..
      since i'm going to be playing nl10 and nl25 at everest. :)

      so i just had a big session where i only played 2 tables of nl10 inorder to take notes on the several players and also configure my HUD, and also just to get to know the software a bit better..

      so after a 399minute session i am up 42$ and my BR is 216$.
      I'll try to get some sleep now,because i have to study all day tomorrow for my last exam..

      Next update will be during te weekend where i wil also set my goals for the future..

      peace
      Alex
    • gadget51
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      Right then Alllex,

      I'll move this to the blog section for you, it'll be much more fun! :)

      As for a catchy title, what about a very famous line from an old James Cagney film since you're playing on everest, do you know him? 'Top of the world Ma, top of the world!'

      You can just click edit post to change it to what you like though, ok?


      Anyway, have fun blogging and shipping the monies!


      Very best regards,

      Mal.
    • purplefizz
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      it's a very nice session when you end up more than 4bi's :D

      right, mal has beat me to the moving! well welcome to the blogging world. dont forget to have some fuuuun! :D
    • Alllex1703
      Alllex1703
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      DONE WITH MY EXAMS!!!!

      So let the grinding start!!

      so i just got home from my last exam for this semester..

      i decided not to deposit anything to pokerstars, but rather continue grinding at everest poker..
      so after some small problems at the beginning i think that i'm pretty used to the new software and everything and can focus on grinding..

      for now i will stick to 6 tables of NL10 and gather more information on all the other players.

      My Bankroll : 251,69$

      My Goals:

      - Play 50k hands till March 5th to earn the 500$ Bonus
      - finish the month with $1k profit
      - go to the local casino and play some .5/1 and 1/2 live (i just include this
      here because i've been lazy the last weeks and haven't played any live
      poker this year X( )

      well i guess thats all for now..
      would be great if i could gain some followers along the way so that you can help me with future problems if there should be any.. :P

      i will also post a graph and everything by the end of each week starting next sunday since i only have played about 3k hands till today and don't think that it would be very interesting posting a graph of such small hand sample..

      anyways, off i go to the tables..and good luck to everyone else grinding today!!

      Alex
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