- 20.04.2009, 18:20
- This post has been edited 18 time(s), it was last edited by MrMardyBum: 26.05.2009 21:37.
** PLEASE FIND NEW AND ADJUSTED GOALS ON PAGE 3 **
I been dotting around the forums for a while now and feel I should really introduce myself properly and so.... I'm 27, and I'm from Swindon originally and after 6 years of moving all around the UK (Lossiemouth, Scotland - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk + other places) that's where I am back to now. The good old hometown. I've been playing poker for around 7 - 8 years and I really was just playing for fun, no bankroll management or any real strategy, but I had my great moments, like when I had a bankroll of over $2,000, and my low moments like when I always went bust!
Then while I was down on my luck I found this site and it taught me the basics that I needed to take what I already knew and put it to good use rather than just donking it off at the highest stakes I could sit at. So anyway, I got my starting capital on Titan poker and won a bit and placed in some tournaments. then I made a withdrawl of $75 and put it on Full Tilt and starting playing still thinking I knew best a different strategy to the ones outlined here. Now I use strict SSS and my bankroll has been moved to pokerstars where I've grinded through the NL10 and I am now playing at NL25, I did move up about $20 earlier than outlined on this site, but I was quite happy with the way I was playing and the move has been okay so far.
I've also played a little live (MTT's Only) and my results although on a mini scale of 4 are good, I've placed 1st x2, 2nd x1 and once out of the money.
I earned about £1,200 for those. But that got spent on my Golf GTI!
Oh yeah, almost forgot, My name's Danny but everyone just calls me D and that's my mugshot at the top of the page.
Introduction To My Blog.
This blog (Although I have started many before, but never really had a focused direction so were kind of lame and i soon lost interest) is just to track my own progress really and I am going to try my hardest to keep it updated after EVERY session I play with a quick review and maybe a graph, while also posting any interesting hands, plus I'll probably add any other random things I find that while looking round YouTube or whatever. I hope this will track my progress on using the SSS all the way up to at least NL100 and also, my progress on learning to play FL properly and possibly a little BSS a little later on (I am using what's left of my Full Tilt Bankroll to master the basics at the moment).
My ideal outcome would be to obviously be successful at poker and start to make a living out of it, however, I do know that this is a long hard road and not all that take the first steps will ever see the end.
So yeah, I guess that's all for now I am just going to keep up the bankroll management and stick to the strategies outlined on this site, and use this as my poker diary.
Just a quick cheers to Steve aka TheBu11d0g for his great blog Bu11d0g's SSS Adventure: NL25+ inspiring me to write my own properly and steal his format.
>> Move up to gold status on PokerStrategy - Progress 754/870
>> Move up to silver VIP level on Pokerstars - Progress 1219.50/1200 COMPLETE!
>> Commit to memory Steals and Re-Steals Article - Progress Around 45%
>> Review every session I play
>> Build my bankroll and move up the limits using SSS to NL100 - Progress - NL10
>> Learn and commit to memory the whole SSS Strategy - Progress - About 35% Looking at the rest of the articles.
>> Learn more about FL and BSS and practise them with my remaining BR at Full Tilt.
>> Earn FPP's to get a bonus to make up for losing rakeback at Stars - Progress - 1219.50/5000 - Paused due to moving BR
>> Overtake Gerv for mastering SSS (Just Kidding)
>> Reach diamond status on Pokerstrategy - Progress - Silver - Paused due to moving to non-tracked poker site
>> Master the teachings of this site, and help others to understand them.
>> Keep moving up the VIP levels on Pokerstars - Progress - Silver, Till 31st May - Paused due to moving BR
>> Define new goals when these are completed[/I]
[B][I] Added Goals [/B]
>> Short Term - Survive and make a profit at NL25 without having to move down - Progress - FAIL! Back at NL10!
>> Short To Long Term - Obtain Iron Man Status At Full Tilt - Progress - Not Ranked
[B] The Graph [/B][/I]
I lost a few thousand hands when my laptop died and needed formating but here's the history of what I have played so far using only strategies from this site on Pokerstars. Minus the few thousand I lost obviously.
[B] Lifetime Graph Since Beginning SSS Last Updated 22nd April 2009[/B]
Around the 17,500 hand mark is where I changed to NL25 from NL10.
I guess that's pretty much it for my opening post, except to say if you have any ideas or comments then please feel free to share them.
Also, feel free to add me on Skype(Username in my sig). And if you see me at the tables, say hi, but don't be to offended if I don't answer as I do play around 12 - 20 tables depending on my mood.
Pokerstars: SoullessFace (Don't ask me why I chose it, I hate it now)
Full Tilt: Mr Mardy Bum
Titan Poker: SarcyBalls (Doubt I'll ever be back there though)
Good luck at the tables,