This post has been edited 11 time(s), it was last edited by CardBender420: 27.09.2008 06:53.
Ok, so I have never written a blog or been too caught up with my space or face book, probably cause I don't want some yahoo knowing everything about me.
But I guess it about time I started one here cause I feel starting a blog has it's benfits.
My name is Colin, I'm 31 (grampa styles huh), I'm young at heart.
Just as George Carlin said "If you take life to seriously you'll never get out of it alive" .
I am currently studying Environmental Science at the University of Lethbridge.
In regards to poker, I started playing in my second year of college playing in a weekly 5$ game with some buddies. I always did quite well "it got to the point where they stoped calling me to play cause I won like 7 weeks in a row" hehe.
I started playing online poker last November, man did I lose. I was down about 300$ or so when I came to poker strategy. I ended up not doing to bad after reading the articles and watching the video's my game started to improve. I then knew it was ok to fold AQ in certain situations etc....
I decided to first link up to Mansion where I had some luck initally using the SSS strategy. But after horribly long down swing I managed to loose all of the initial 150$ from poker strategy and more of my own $$. If I remember right a drunkin St. Paddys day evening after the bar really killed my BR.
After getting tired of the software issues I had at Mansion I decided to play once again at Poker Stars.
At Stars I was able to keep a steady BR for a while after wining a few 215$ sunday mill tickets and a few 30$,90$,360$, 5000fpp wsop quali tickets which I always would cash out and use in smaller 1-20$ tourneys.
My poker season end last June with the 1.5k$ I received by reaching 4th place in the WSOP steps.
My school year ended and I decided to cash out all of my accounts and go on a wicked 1.5 month trip to the BC interior and coast. I camped aproximatly 40 days all over the map and had a blast visiting friends and going to music festivals. So it worked out and now I'm back to 0$. Except the 1.06$ in my Stars account oc.
I don't look at poker at this time as job or even as a huge money maker but I see the possibillities. I mainly play poker for fun this I think is why I have yet to post a hand or visit a coaching session or post stats.
This is where my blog will help me. I feel that by writing a blog I will have to play more professionally or I'll feel like a donk. So pritty much it will keep me in check "some what"
So this year will be a new expansion of my poker career. I plan on still griding out satellites and entering into a few 10 - 20$ tourneys. This probably won't keep me in check with BRM but when it comes to cash games I'm going to stick to the book!
I figure I'll try to grind the 360 person sit n gos at Stars with my last 1$.
Wish me luck! I'll keep you all updated after each tourney.
This post has been edited 9 time(s), it was last edited by CardBender420: 05.09.2008 23:04.
First tourney I was moved so I couldnt get the hands but
I was put all in first hand by a guy holding 10 K. I had 10 10.
Next hand I hit FH holding JJ up to 200$
Next hand I had JQ OESD off the flop so I push and got 5 callers. I didnt hit.
down to 0.96$
Second tourney around 150th
Third tourney 66th
down to 0.76$
4-5th no cash
4th tourney I lost all in KKK to AAA
5th tourney I lost allin floped OESFD with high pair. he hit high strait I had low
Entered one last 0.10 for the day, there are beers to be drank and guitars to be played.
Not much luck today i was "semi tilt", bubble boy in last tourney. I played bad in the end considering i was in 200th position with 900 people still in the tourney. $ Paid at 750th.... I know better..... i finished around 800th
no luck lasted untill 100th spot in 360 sit n go.
I push as low stack 960 chippies with A10. JK calls K10 calls. K hits turn.... pair of kings win...
This post has been edited 3 time(s), it was last edited by CardBender420: 13.09.2008 16:43.
Ok so my day didnt go so hot.
I was down to 68.08$ so i took a break. "Tourneys not SSS"
I let a friend play for a bit on the cash tables tonight while I steped out. I figured he would be +/- 20$ so I said he could go ahead.
When I came back he was still at it so I watched him untill he went broke and man was it funny. He totaly got beat up. He was doing the raise, limp, fold..."over and over again"
.... I tried to help but he was already on tilt, I came too late... He had to give me 60$ back
BR - 68.08$
I'll stick to SSS from now on when I play cash games at my party poker account so I can get some real stats to work from.
Nothing much going on.
I have decided to play poker mainly on Sundays and mondays.