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Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Hi there, I'm Jack and I am currently living close to Newcastle upon Tyne, England. I've enjoyed card games and mathematics from an early age and as soon as I learned you could play poker against real opponents online, I did just that., but only play money as I wasn't legal until end of 2011. I like solving problems which is why I think I love poker so much, it's kind of one giant puzzle in my eyes, which if studied, can be at least partially solved.
      I'm currently planning on going back to College to complete my A-Levels which will allow me to go to university to study computer science or math, specialising in game theory maybe?

      So I came across this site whilst googling for tips and advice on how to improve your poker game. and I've been here for just over 5 months now. I'm trying to take my game more seriously by constantly trying to improve it but my time-management / laziness were keeping me back.

      I aspire to be a a great tournament player as it's what I find myself best at but plan to plan HU SNGs as well as BSS NLHE to help improve my tournament skills. I couple months ago I started playing a little live as well for the experience.

      I believe that keeping a diary / blog of my progress will help me to keep focused, to improve my time management skills by planning ahead and I'll also be able to chat with you guys and girls :)

      Any tips, comments or criticism will be kindly taken, please ignore any spelling /grammatical errors as sometimes what my brain says to type gets all jumbled up aha.

      I'm currently only playing 1 MTT at a time whilst I'm still learning the fundamentals but plan to be able to multi-table tournaments

      Current Goals:
      • Play at least 3 MTTs a day, as well do session reiviews on each of them.
      • Spend at least an hour a day, reading articles / viewing videos whilst taking notes on them.
      • Keep my mentality at all times, which means no playing higher than $1 tournaments until I have the sufficent bankroll and preventing ever tilting.

      I wish everyone good luck at the tables!
  • 4 replies
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,253
      Good luck Jack, will be following closely :)
    • LudiCoka
      Joined: 01.06.2009 Posts: 266
      Hi Jack,

      good luck on your quest, will be reading this.

      Bye Jack. :D
    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Thanks for the support guys!

      I've always wanted to play a large field tournament where you get generous starting stacks so I decided to treat myself to the SCOOP 2nd Event.

      Really enjoyed playing for nearly 5 hours and was doing very well, roughly 400 out of the total 5K which remained before I busted by making stupid ass bluff. Didn't help I've been awake for over 30 hours as well, can't wait for sleep, finding it hard to concentrtate.

      Gutted I busted off such a fooless mistake, I don't even have a bankroll atm apart from bout $6 so a min cash would have berm superb., maybe even better but that's in the past now,, I'm just going to forget about it.

      Starting my goals tomorrow, to tired tor anything too hard.
    • JohnTheGreatest
      Joined: 28.01.2010 Posts: 1,191
      Originally posted by Raknyo
      Hi there, I'm Jack
      Which Jack You are?

      J :heart: J :diamond: J :spade: or J :club: , mhm??? :f_confused:

      Welcome in our community, and gl @ tables Jack! :)