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    • TheMarxBros3
      Joined: 21.09.2008 Posts: 1,346
      I'm a 58 year old grandfather who has been playing poker off and on (depending on my lifestyle at the time) my whole life.
      I stated playing on-line in 2002 at aaa site that has just recently re-started up. I was given a $10 comp by the site and by 2005 I had earned in excess of $150,000 on-line. I also had just come back from a trip to Sweden which was All expenses paid. I was given this trip by the site I was playing on as a promotion. I had moved up in stakes to bring in $2,000 which as everyone knows is above my brankroll. I took a very bad beat (don't we all), which cost me a pot of $10,000.
      **sniffle here** I lost to a 1 outer and was so disgusted I cashed out everything and quit playing for 2 years.
      If anyone is interested here is the hand. Playing 3 handed the game has been playing for about 3 hours
      Playing blinds 10-20
      Hereo $5,600
      villan $8,000
      3td $2,000 (just joined)
      Hero B 10-10
      villan SB 8-8
      3td BB
      I raise to $100
      villan calls
      3td folds
      Flop 10-5-5
      it goes check-check
      Turn 8
      villan checks, hero bets $200, villan check raises to $600 I re-raise to $1,200 villan pushes all-in. Hero calls.
      River 8.
      I was so disgusted I quit playing on-line after that for 3 years.
      After cooling off for 2 years I ended up playing live in Brantford On. in the 2007 spring championships where I won a little over $30,000 for the week. I final tabled all 3 tournament that week with 3td,7th and 4th place finishes. There is a blurb about me in the summer edition of the old Canadian Poker Player Magazine. MY CLAIM TO FAME. HAHA. I quit for awhile and then went to play in the WPT $10,000 buy-in at the Fallsview Casino in Niagra Falls Ontario.
      Day one went well but I made a mistake on day 2 and ended up knocking myself out by getting it all in preflop with pocket QQ vrs pocket AA.. Oops.
      Because I am my own worst critic I once again quit for awhile.

      I also had a 10th place finish on stars in 2005 in the $1,000 buy in limit tournament for $6,600. I won my seat in a $50 mega seat qualifier.

      I joined this site in 2008 but have only been kicking around here. I plan on reserrecting my playing whenever i can but I do have a full-time job and a family to attend to.

      This is me. I stated this not to brag but just to let you know where my head is at these days.

      Reading between the lines you will get the impression my bankroll management is not very good and has done me in. Either I'm running hot and spending it as fast as I make it, or I run cool and because I haven't kept anything back for a downturn I end up with no POKER BANKROLL.
      Let that be a lesson to you all.

      At any rate I'm grinding small stakes on Everest thanks to pokerstrategy.

      P.S. I much prefer live but do not have the time to invest.
  • 6 replies
    • VorpalF2F
      Super Moderator
      Super Moderator
      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,528
      Hi Marx!
      I'm another grandfather from Canada.

      Good to hear from you!

      It sounds like you're playing well above my level though. :)

      Be sure to take advantage of the tremendous amount of information at for advanced players.

      That is one horrid hand and your reaction is probably what I would do too.

      Good luck with Everest!
    • gadget51
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Well hi there TheMarxBros3 and welcome to the community at last!

      That's quite some poker history you've accumulated there isn't it? It is always a shame that temperament plays such an important part of the game sometimes, I think we have all experienced a failure of it in some form or other at various times sadly.

      So I get the impression your bankroll management may be a little more circumspect this time round? :)

      May I suggest two things for you. A blog in our blogging forum I think would get a lot of viewers given your experiences; and we have two very useful threads:

      +++Q&A with Jared Tendler!!+++


      The quick guide to skyrocketing your (poker) productivity

      where experts discuss the psychological aspects of...evedrything really. Jared especially is world renowned in the field.

      I don't mean to make so bold, but given your admissions in your post it seemd like a sensible suggestion.

      Meanwhile if there is anything else you need just ask, we are here to help if we can. :)

      finally, I'm rather disappointed that you're older than me, I was beginning to feel quite smug in my oldness! :D

      Very best regards,

    • sridneel
      Joined: 24.10.2011 Posts: 340
      Hi TheMarxBros3..!
      nice winnings...i'm sure if u can do it once, u'll probably make the money back again..!
      Gl at the tables..!
    • TheMarxBros3
      Joined: 21.09.2008 Posts: 1,346
      I have taken your advise and have started a blog called,
      WSOP 2013 bound or busto.
      Anyone interested can follow me there.
    • elethorisRNMD
      Joined: 28.07.2010 Posts: 10
      I'll certainly be checking out your blog! Yeah that's some very impressive experience! Hopefully I'll be playing at that level soon enough! $150,000!! That's extremely good! Most poker players don't make it there!
    • ArkhamAsylum
      Joined: 06.09.2011 Posts: 527
      goodluck winning