Silphonica

    • silphonica
      silphonica
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.08.2010 Posts: 28
      Hey Pokerstrategy, I'm Silphonica. (If you haven't guessed).

      Anyway, a little about myself, I'm a 19 year old Uni Student in Scotland. (Me being scottish). I go to uni in a place called Stirling. A very small place and you recognize faces everywhere, however we have our own little poker community. I play live poker every wednesday and soon to be monday nights. With the option to go to Glasgow where one of the casinos hold MTTs everyday of the week.

      I've only really been playing poker for a couple of months, so I'm working a lot to tighten up my game and begin to feel comfortable with my play style. A lot of the time I either withdraw into myself become scared and turn into a rock. If I'm not doing that and I win a SnG and bag myself $50, I get egotistical and think I'm on the same level as a pro and turn into a complete moron. Then there are the times I don't think about how other perceive me (and im not talking about table image) and play my own game and do well. All in all i'm inconsistent and I have a lot to learn, and I spend too much time playing poker online, so much so I sometimes ignore my girlfriend :s_mad:

      Either way thanks pokerstrategy for the offer of the starting capital. If I didn't sign up for this, I would be too scared to play for real money at this point in time.
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    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Hi silphonica, welcome to the community, good to see you.

      Sounds like you've got a good attitude to risk already, but the key to not playing with "scared" money is a good solid BRM (Bankroll Management).
      The strategy guides will help you with this. Stay within a solid BRM and you will find yourself concentrating more and more on your game and not worrying about wins/losses etc.

      Above all else though, poker is played for enjoyment. Study hard, play well & enjoy ;)

      Wishing you every success and good luck in those live games too :)

      Look forward to hearing how you get on with the free $50 in due course.

      Welcome once again, best regards,


      Bart
    • silphonica
      silphonica
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.08.2010 Posts: 28
      Thanks for the welcome. Actually I got the starting capital awhile back, but just went into rush poker and lost about 30 bucks.

      Since then I've been playing a particular turbo SnG, $2.50+$0.20 buy-in with 54 players and right now i'm sitting on about $90. (I also ever now and then buy into the daily dollar to see how well I do).

      I'm yet to sit down and play ring games, and I don't multi-table yet as I don't feel comfortable with more than one table.
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Sounds like you're doing good my friend.

      Yeah slowly slowly catchy monkey, learn as you go is always best and don't push yourself into multi-tabling until you're happy to do so. No hurry whatsoever.

      Keep it going, good luck,


      Bart