Yesterday was a good day. I received my books from Tri. I decided to order three books, The Poker Blue Print, No-Limit Workbook, and the PLO Transition book. I dont play PLO seriously yet, but it is on my radar. Sometimes in my down time I will play $0.01/$0.02 PLO on Poker Stars just for kicks and to learn the game.
As I mentioned in my intro, I have been playing poker for about two years and basically was self taught. I read a few books here and there but nothing really clicked with me. I started at NL$200 cause thats what I play live, and I got crushed. I then moved down to NL$100 and was still getting crushed. All in all, I lost around $7,0000 in two years online. Although, this may not seem like all that much money, it pains me to loose a $1 let alone $7k. I do really well live, and just figured that I would do well online as well. Before I even started playing for real money online, I started with Facebook poker and gave myself a challenge. Turn the $1k into $1M and I would be ready to play online poker for real money. Well, I ended up turning that $1k into $2M. LOL. If only it was real. I thought that was enough to prove to myself that I could beat this game. HAHAHAHAHA. Its almost too funny to type.
Anyways, I want to get serious about this game and I want to start beating it for a generous clip. NL$200 is the goal. I dont want to be a 24-tabling regfish nit, I want to crush 4-6 tables solidly against fish and regs alike. However, right now I am playing down at NL$25, try to establish the fundamentals, learn how to play solid, and develop my skills. I am going to first start with The Poker Blue Print. Going to probably ask lots of questions on this forum on things I am not understanding. I will try to post monthly graphs showing my progress at this level. I will apply what I am learning in the books and on the forums, and see how it goes. I will try to follow Tri's bank roll management recommendations, and move up when appropriate.
Stay tuned for more updates...