- 22.10.2013, 23:23
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ThiaZ - When stupid isnt enough!
This is my blog about my thoughts and experiences towars becoming a good poker player.
CAUTION!!!: I'm a sick builder of walls of text so be careful when reading further on, you might never get to the end.
All my life I've been interested in gambling, sports and games. First i was mostly interested in betting on soccer matches but it later evolved to tennis, hockey, basketball and even some computergames.
When i went into some periods with huge losses i went for a break. But then i were missing something - that was what made me start playing poker 6 years ago i think it was.
But i was a dumb little boy who never wanted to read or use knowledge to my own advantage so i went out and just played the best i knew in all kinds of freerolls, cheap sitngos and whatnot.
Sometimes i cashed some, sometimes i fell down hard - mostly the last. So i quit playing poker and went back to betting on sports.
Now it's been 6 years and I'm getting a bit tired of sports. At least tired of sitting 3-4 hours a day watching different sports.
So i wanted to take up poker again as a new and different man.
Since the last time i've changed from a physically active dumb kid who never opened a book, to a nerd that sits inside reading all kinds of books, and wants to get clever in every aspect possible.
With that said, what i set my mind in to, i will accomplish.
So with not further due, i present to you... ThiaZ! your future poker celebrity - considering the guys in this topic so far.
My current situation:
1 week ago, i was searching the web for no deposit bonuses for Poker - and i searched A LOT.
After a lot of search the day turned Monday 21st. This was the day when i stumbled upon a site called something i wont mention here, but i was redirected to this site called pokerstrategy.com - you heard of it?
This site, did not look like all the other sites i had been to the last 10 hours. All the other sites kept advertising about big bonuses and about saving money and all - this site had focus on me improving my poker skills - and them offering a help to get started.
WTF - was the first thing in my head - I have to take a quiz? what quiz? curious getting curious! - i clicked "TAKE QUIZ" and the next page then showed: "You have passed the quiz!!" (at least it was something like that). So i got my promo.
But that was not what i wanted anymore - what was this quiz, and would i even be able to pass it?
I started searching the site and then fell over the articles. First article blew my mind. Now i had been playing like 10,000 hands and some of the very basics of poker redefined my whole understanding of the game. I felt like some religious guy getting a revelation that its actually the truth, the thing he believes in (if you get my drift). I felt like i found the bible of poker.
I stormed out and made a big can of coffee and started reading 12am in the night. After the first couple of articles it was crippling in my fingers, i wanted to play!
2am i got a mail about my promo at winner poker was received successfully and i were able to play immediatly. I went out for another can of coffee and started playing!
After 2 hours of play my 100 blinds had been turned to 180 blinds. I was exstatic. I went into the website again and kept on reading till i fell asleep around 5am (this morning).
I overslept and skipped 3 lectures untill i arrived at my university 4 hours to late. I were sitting in the auditorium for 5 hours and all i could think of was how i could improve my game, so i continued reading articles and actually also played a bit - still improving my blinds to up around 250blinds.
Then i was greeted by the most delightful and helpful moderators i've seen in my 25 years. I've been on countless amounts of different forums but this beats it. I knew i was at the right place - if i wanted to get better at poker.
So this is where i am today - completely new in the business but hungry as a lion for poker!
TL;DR (at least for my history) I'm a 25 year old fag who never played poker like it should be played - Pokerstrategy, my jesus, has shown me the path i wish to follow - and this blog is about my steps towards eternal poker happiness.
Before 31st December 2013:
- Persistent increase in profits / Satisfying bankroll management
- Get to Silver membership status (Don't know the reqs for gold yet so thats why)
- Read all articles on PokerStrategy for Basic and Silver status
- 100% complete all quizzes/questions for Basic and Silver status
- Stop writing so much bullshit and write about what this topic is about(serious goal)
- Win a SitnGo
- Get to $50 in the bank (in profits, not including deposits).
In this topic, i will post about my games, frustrations and successes and perhaps even post open questions that anyone can feel free to answer.