Thursday, February 5, 2015

Infiniti Poker returns 06Feb2015

World wide with fiat and bitcoin currency,  Ifiniti Poker makes its return tomorrow.  You will need to use bitcoin if in the US or Canada, I believe.
This should be interesting...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Using Blog as a Blog, instead of a website... 01/27/15

I originally created my poker blog, as a place to log my journey in the poker world, where I had the freedom to talk about whatever I wanted, and whenever I felt like it.  But, somewhere, along the way, I stopped doing that, and starting using it like a website.  Having realized this, I am going to return to using it as a blog, my personal poker blog.

Poker has still taken a back seat to life problems, mostly because of fear.  I was afraid to commit to playing poker full time, because I never had enough of a cushion under me to feel well rolled for any of the poker I was playing*.  I always took shots.  I always pushed as fast as I could push to get to where I had a comfortable roll under me, instead of taking the 'steady eddie' route.  I could have developed the roll, and worked on the skills necessary later, but, instead, I did the opposite.  I developed the skills without waiting for the roll.  If you are too aggressive with your roll, variance WILL catch up to you at one time or another.  It becomes a matter of a statistic probabilty.

*(I tried to err on the side of caution, putting my faith in the 9 to 5 rat race, and have been proven wrong three separate times.  I chose the job over poker, and got burned three times.)

Some people do get lucky, they get through a roll building time with variance in their favor, and make it look easy to the rest of us.  But a far larger percentage of players experience what I did, living too close to the edge, and getting bit in the ass with variance.  I have regrets of the ill-timed shots I took in cash games before major tournaments, that led to me not playing.  I have regrets of NOT taking shots at some of the bigger tournament events, because I WAS using proper bankroll management at the time.  But I am older and wiser now, and have learned from not only my mistakes, but the mistakes I have seen others make.  Experience really is one of the best teachers in many areas of life.

I could go on, and on, about my poker viewpoint, and all the things I've seen and done, but that is not my intent with this post.  Today, I played the micros on ACR at the very bottom.  It was a boring nitfest, but a necessary path to build a roll properly, since I don't have any other means of building one right now.  There is some wisdom to saving up a roll, and entering at a higher level, closer to where ya want to go, but since I don't have this option, we'll just have to make do.

It can feel like torture playing micros at the bottom, and I intend to relieve some of the feeling by blogging about my experiences there.

See you on the virtual felts, for now...