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    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Hiya guys,

      Well i want to introduce myself. I am 19 years old currently living just nearbyLondon. I have been baught up on cards all my life my dad was a big player and my Mum even bigger! She just recently last year won a betfred ladies poker tour in London. I am now looking to make playing poker a profession i love the glamour of it and all the mental challanges you have to go through whilst sitting at a table. I have recently had a couple of good results winning some tourneys down my local casino The western in harrow with buy ins from £20 rebuy up to £110. I will keep you all updated on my progress and look out for me ClayRave
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    • haimshalom
      haimshalom
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 3
      hi :]
      look promees
      have a luck m8 :]
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
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      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Now thats a Cool mum :D

      Welcome to PokerStrategy ClayRaver.

      We're all pretty friendly here and everyone likes to help and encourage each others game.

      Look forward to hearing your progress in the blog forum soon.

      Welcome & good luck.


      Bart
      (South coast - Hampshire)
    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Thank you guys chers for the support, Yea she is awsome! :)
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hello ClayRaver and welcome to PokerStrategy!

      Certainly looks like Poker runs in the family :) I hope you enjoy your stay here, we provide pretty much everything you need to get you started and later on established as a winning poker player.

      I would especially recommend actively posting in our hand analysis boards (Fixed-Limit / No-Limit / SNG) - and taking good note of our psychology / bankroll management articles (e.g. Professional Attitude).

      Never forget that even the technically best poker player will remain unsuccessful without proper bankroll management and a good psychological attitude towards the game (tilt management etc.)

      All the best and good luck at the tables!
      SoyCD
    • dallievas
      dallievas
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Hi,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy and good luck :)
    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Quick update. I have turned the startin 50 dollars into a easy 100 in less then a hour, But recieved a horrible ass kicking at omaha last night and lost a grand :(
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
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      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Originally posted by ClayRaver
      Quick update. I have turned the startin 50 dollars into a easy 100 in less then a hour, But recieved a horrible ass kicking at omaha last night and lost a grand :(
      Re-read what Soy has written, he talks a lot of sense (just don't tell him I told you so as he won't let me forget it :D ), I know you are probably a higher roller than most of us here and looking to go professional etc. But even more reason to tighten up on every single leakage now before moving onwards & hopefully upwards.

      Effective BRM should be the building brick from which everything else is formed. Unless your current BR is $30k+ assume that a $1k hit is going hurt somewhat. Don't try to run before you can walk.

      Just a suggestion, but might also pay to consider which game to concentrate at the moment (assume the one you favour and want to go pro on), be it NL, Omaha, Stud etc. & whether ring/sng/mtt etc.
      Keep a separate fund available for the other variants and your "friday night fun plays etc".

      Think you would also strongly benefit from talking to a couple of the members on here that have recently gone pro or are on the verge of.

      Anyhow, good luck at the tables.


      Bart
    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Really appreciate that post eagle. No im not a big player at all that dent really hurt me. I have learnt again today i hit a really bad session after getting up to $180 moved up and just ran cold taking my bankroll back down to under 80. Lesson learnt twice and really appreciate the post.
    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Having another bad session, been sucked out twice in 30 seater tourneys on final table, out of the 4 i have played made final table 3 times cashed once. 10 Dollars left
    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Sucked out for my last bit of money flopped a set dum f*** hit runner runner flush, Thats me done not making another deposit cant afford it, good luck in your game guys. Any1 wanna stake me let me know ill happily go 50/50 take care all
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Hello ClayRaver,

      I can really only quote myself from earlier in this thread.

      Never forget that even the technically best poker player will remain unsuccessful without proper bankroll management and a good psychological attitude towards the game (tilt management etc.)


      It seems you are still a long way from having a fitting attitude to succeed at poker. You play above bankroll management, leading you to go up quickly, and broke just as fast.

      I would seriously recommend the article on professional attitude - since without one you are just going to be burning money.

      Best regards
      SoyCD
    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Yea i have read the article cooled of a bit and re thought and written down the hands i played mistakes i made ways i could of changed my play. Also really understanding how important bankroll really is. You definatley were rite is there any way of a second chance?
    • Harold1
      Harold1
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      Joined: 09.11.2008 Posts: 140
      "Stake me"
      I'll stake ya, in the heart, at midnight, during a full moon.
    • ClayRaver
      ClayRaver
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 62
      Haha, I like it. Well again after some more thinking i have taken advantage of inviting friends and have sent my referal link to about 50 players ( well see how many people actually sign up) Also going to take things a lot more serious and have another real go at it when i get my feet back on the ground, I really appreciate every1's advice and the psychology and brm has really helped me out with my attitude towards the game, I was very naive before and thought just like anyone else my game was fantastic and i would easily build my br up just by playing good poker, Thats not the case. Thanks