November 2010 Ramblings
November 9, 2010, 6PM:
OK, here we go!!!!
Well...I have just signed up to Online Poker Log to start my own poker blog. I guess only time will tell how proficient and committed I am to posting, but it is something I have been thinking about for a while.
I have been playing poker for a little over 12 months. I was never interested in the game at all as I found it hard to comprehend hand values, when to bet, how to play etc..
But then a friend invited me over to his house for a friendly home game. Due to a dramatic mistake on his part (he thought his cards were mine and went all in, my cards were great...his were not and he ended up losing) I had my first big win....a total of $40.
Well that was all I needed to get me interested. The feeling of winning was awesome and I just couldn't get enough. I started playing online whenever I could and it actually dominated all of my spare time for quite a while. I soon realised that spending every spare minute playing poker was probably not healthy, so I have eased off quite a bit lately.
Over the last week in particular I have decided to play quality poker, rather that quantity and it is starting to pay off a little.
Although I have not invested a huge amount of money over the last year I am still down and I am keen to turn this around so I can actually build a profitable bankroll and eventually afford to enrol in some serious live tournaments.
I have read a few poker strategy books which have helped me understand the intracies of the game, although I would still consider myself to be a novice. I think my biggest obstacle is the fact I don't have a lot of spare cash so playing bigger tournaments or higher stakes games can at times be difficult.
So come and visit my blog from time to time and I will try and post some interesting and humerous insights into my play.
Last Update: November 9, 2010, 7:14PM