Aspiring Pro

    • 1AverageJoe1
      1AverageJoe1
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2015 Posts: 46
      From a young age I've always loved playing cards. My grandparents taught me gin rummy when I was 5 and we used to play every week. My sister then taught me a game called switch and I used to play in my school all the time (often getting my cards confiscated).

      I fell in love with poker at the age of 13 after watching James Bond Casino Royale (cliche I know haha). Anyways after a little research I realized poker was less tuxedos and booze and more hard work, dedication and mathematics. This for me peaked my interest, as such a game offered the chance for me to make really good money and have a love for what I was doing. At 18 I lost a couple hundred online, did no work to improve my game, didn't practice bankroll management and in the end cried RIGGED at all poker sites (as many players that are losers do, I do realize that online poker is not rigged now however). My most previous endeavor was at age 19 on Pokerstars where I built an $80 bankroll up to $280 before frittering it away on mid stake sit and gos.

      The reason behind me joining this site and giving poker a solid final chance is that it has been my dream to be a pro for so long and I want to realize it. I honestly cannot picture myself doing anything else, now aged 20 I feel like I've let go of my previous impulsiveness and want to grind my way towards my goal. Here's hoping 2015 is my year haha.
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    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,188
      Hey 1AverageJoe1,

      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com :welcome:

      Lol. I remember playing switch when I was a kid although that was many, many,..... many years ago. :f_p: Are you still planning on focussing on SnGs or are you looking at ring games?

      Where are you from? In fact, why don't you get yourself added to our Member map. You never know, the nearest PokerStrategist may live right next door.

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    • 1AverageJoe1
      1AverageJoe1
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2015 Posts: 46
      Thanks for the warm welcome :)
      I will focus on NLH six-max cash games. I'm from England and will indeed be utilizing all the tools available through your site. Many thanks :)
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,188
      Hey 1AverageJoe1,

      Awesome. Just let us know if you need to find anything specific. :f_thumbsup: I can certainly recommend you check out the awesome w34z3l's 6max walkthrough - (microstakes edition). This is the nutz for players trying to bust out of the micros.

      Cheers :f_drink:

      Laz