- 25.07.2009, 11:45
- This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by revlis: 03.08.2009 11:46.
Greetings all fellow poker players!
My name is Silver and I'm from Estonia. My first poker experience came about a year and a half ago , when playing with my class mates for few cents during the lunch break. Those times were great, being the biggest fish in the table and somehow beating everybody . With no clue of my hand , I trully believed that my K5o is a good hand prf .
What was ironic about it, one of my mates who lost the most of his money, got mad and went home to study more about poker, and then found this website. And about a year later , he was a NL 50 grinder , and making a significant amount of salary each month, well atleast in our country. Everybody in our class got curious: "damn , how does he earn so much while going to school ?"
Then about six months ago, he revealed that those cent games in the class lead him to online poker and he showed me this website.
So thats how I reached to online poker: moved to party poker with PS 50 dollar and did my first session with the help of my friend on 4 tables on NL4. And yei!, up to 5 buyins in 2h. Feeling invincible and ready for my own session next day, I forgot that the previous session went so well because of the help of my friend .
In the next few days quickly back to 50 dollars , and after the first week, even reached to 30. Basically , to make a long story short , I went busto within 4 months.
But we made a deal with my friend, that after he has reached NL100 and feels comfortably there, he will stack me and then i could give another shot. So with hope still left, I studied all the bronze articles and watched hasenbratens videos ( learned a lot from there!).
Suddenly, just about when my friend was making his shot in NL100 , the Pacific poker second starting capital was released! And my second shot for the millions began ( and luckily is still on )!
Okay, now whats up with the cook boy thing?
Damn , i almost forgot, sorry . I started my working career, when I was 9 years old, as a paper boy during summer times. I was extremely good, and earned about as much as an average Estonian, this is no joke , i swear!
But after three or four super years with lots of cash to spend on sweets and support my family, I was too old to continue as a paper boy ( I was taller than most of the customers ), and one of the regular clients offfered me a job as a chef assistant.
And I have been working as it since then: about five or six years. But now I am going to University , and I dont want to take a parttime job as a cook again because of numerous reasons. First of all, its quite hard to work in a hot kitchen, learn a whole new menu and etc. Secondly , it is even harder to do alongside with University. And finally, because of the economical crisis , I may not even get a job , and if I do , then it will probably be like slavery, because i bet the salary will be superlow!
So thats why I have decided to start this blog: to reach a limit high enough by the beginning of September so that when I move away and start my own life as a student , i wouldnt have to take a parttime job and could concentrate more on my studings and poker.
The purpose of this blog.
- Motivation: hopefully this will be the place where I can regroup, clear my head and reach the right mindset , before grinding or after.
- Overview: so I can keep track on my winnings and see how I am doing , and how to advance.
- No escaping from TILT! Since my goal is to keep you updated every day, that means no escaping from bad decisions, downswings , time to face them.
And maybe some comfort
- ANd since I dont have HEM yet ( elephant doesnt work in Pacific
) I hope you will help me review my session and comment my hands , i will write them down as detailed as i can .
My current standing
BANKROLL: 148.18 USD
POKER ROOM: Pacific Poker
HEM or any tracking software besides Elephant: NO
Limits and strategies: NL6 BSS and NL20 SSS
And finally, MY GOALS FOR AUGUST.
- Reach my BR to 250 $ (COMPLETED)
- Then buy HEM ASAP
- And after that wager my starting capital , and probably change a room, because although it is fishy, there are just too few tables at some limits especially in FR.
- Judge 500 hands :diamond
- Attend atleast 5 coachings (SSS/BSS)
- Reach Gold status
- Attain all the knowledge from Bronze and Silver SSS/BSS and implement it in your game
Okay , this should do for now, see you later today and great grind to all of you ! Hopefully you will give me some sugestions and feedback