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Road To Professional Poker Player: Day 9

Day 9 was not a good day of poker at all. Since I took a 2nd place win on day 8 I thought I would focus on no limit holdem and pot limit omaha tournaments. It was a true test to my poker skills.

I did my best but couldn't place in cash in any of the tournaments. Later today when I begin playing poker I will be very picky as to which poker tournaments I join. I cannot afford another losing day such as this.

So I am going to end this post and get some sleep. As always my bankroll stats are below.

Road to PPP: Day 9 Stats
Starting bankroll – $224.87
Current bankroll – $123.08

Road To Professional Poker Player: Day 7 & 8

Ok, I had one of those poker moments where I felt like playing really hard so my bankroll management plan was out the window. I deposited $57 into PlayersOnly and started playing. Got it up to $68 before my downswing began.

I notice this is linked to my stress. I was stressed out day 7 and most of day 8. In day 7 I was getting killed at the tables or should I say double up sitngos. I have the perfect strategy for double up sit and gos.

You can't lose with it but I somehow manage to do so. I was down $22 after day 7 before I got my rakeback payment of $1.26 and I didn't clear anymore of the bonus yet.

Now on day 8 things was going the same way. I was winning here and there but mostly losing. I was still stressed out from personally problems. However, I talked with someone that seems to put a smile on my face whenever we talk. So my mind was off things and on more happy thoughts.

It was what I did a good laugh and just being happy. From this happy feeling I took a big chance. Knowing how bad I am at no limit texas holdem I did the unthinkable. I joined a $1,000 guaranteed prize pool no limit texas holdem tournament at the $5.50 buyin level.

There was a total of 138 players in the tournament with a really nice $310 overlay so the prizes for the top 20 positions was a nice size. I had a good start but end up short shacking through most of the tournament.

I struggled to make it to the final table. Once there I made my moves and doubled up when I could which put me in the chip lead. I made a bad play during the heads up which resulted in me placing in 2nd to win $200 and my rakeback payment was $1.49 also in day 8 I didn't release any of the bonus.

Starting Bankroll - $57
Current Bankroll - $224.87

As you can see if it wasn't for my victory in the tournament in day 8 I would be down big time but since I am staying my best to be stress free. I believe I will start winning again. So hopefully I can have more $200 victories and $100+ days. Screenshot to my tournament win is below. See you all at the tables on PlayersOnly.

Road To Professional Poker Player: Day 4 & 5

Days 4 and 5 ran together as I kept playing poker. Went to sleep a few times but kept playing as soon as I woke up. I was doing my best to get things rolling. On day 4, I made $40 profit pretty quickly but I lost that along with a lot more. I just couldn't get things together.

I even tried playing a little bit of PLO. I did really well at first winning hands full house over flush and boat over boat. However, over time I lost my chip stack at those tables so I guess I still have more studying to do on pot limit omaha strategies.

I made $6.67 in rakeback but still lost a bit of that as well. Hopefully I will get things rolling up the hill again. Just stress in my personal life making it hard to get things together with poker. Today I will do my best to clear my mind and focus.

Road to PPP: Day 4 & 5 Stats
Starting bankroll – $29.39
Current bankroll – $5.53

If you don’t have an account yet, Click here to sign up to PlayersOnly for 100% match up to $650 deposit bonus and 35% rakeback. My screen name is NoAllinHoldem and you can find me at the $0.02/$0.04 and hopefully by the end of the day at the $1/$2 limit holdem bad beat tables. See you at the poker tables.

Road To Professional Poker Player: Day 3

This was the worst night of poker I have ever had. I mean seriously, I never seen so many calling stations at one table before. One guy left the table because it was too many donkey's at the table. I always tighten up my hand selection and push the action with top pair or 2 pair.

Well at this table that did not work at all. Donkey's playing with 45 off suit, 56 off suit, and other bullshit hands. And worst of all they was winning with them. Calling all the way to the river  then hitting their card. I just couldn't win against these crappy players.

I'm not one to give up so it cost me my own bankroll. Over $190 lost in one day. Lucky for me I clear another $5 of my deposit bonus and made $24.29 from rakeback to play with today. For day 4 I will be a lot more careful since I have to rebuilt my bankroll once again.

I will be playing at the $0.02/$0.04 tables until I reach $30 then buy into the $0.25/$0.50 tables with $10. Once my bankroll reach $60 I will be back playing at the $1/$2 tables. From there I will keep playing until I reach $300 and in any event I lose like I did today I will rebuild my bankroll once again.

Road to PPP: Day 3 Stats
Starting bankroll – $193.74
Current bankroll – $29.39

If you don’t have an account yet, Click here to sign up to PlayersOnly for 100% match up to $650 deposit bonus and 35% rakeback. My screen name is NoAllinHoldem and you can find me at the $1/$2 limit holdem bad beat tables around 21:00 server time. See you at the poker tables tonight.

Road To Professional Poker Player: Day 2

This is was serious battle. I started my session kind of early around 18:30 server time. There was a guy playing at the table there to just have some fun. While normally this is the type of player you want at your table because they don't care if they win or lose. They just having fun.

However, this guy alone was the start of my early downswing. I sat at this table for a few hours before the table starting clearing out. We played hundreds of hands and this guy only folded about 5 or 6 preflop. I don't know how he lasted so long but he won and lost the same $50 over and over!

Me and this other guy seem to be the only 2 players at the table understood hand selection and position. The rest was donks! It seem like the official donkey day because these guys was hitting their crap hands like 45 off suit. I lost $100 sitting at that table. But once it started to clear out I moved to another $1/$2 limit holdem bad beat table.

This was the beginning of the turn around. I played at this table for about 4 or 5 hours not only breaking even but made a small profit as well. I made $4.19 from the table, $5 from the deposit bonus, and $16.32 from rakeback. After playing the worst poker ever and playing the best poker ever. This is what I ended up with...

Road to PPP: Day 2 Stats
Starting bankroll – $168.23
Current bankroll – $193.74

If you don’t have an account yet, Click here to sign up to PlayersOnly for 100% match up to $650 deposit bonus and 35% rakeback. My screen name is NoAllinHoldem and you can find me at the $1/$2 limit holdem bad beat tables around 21:00 server time. See you at the poker tables tonight.

Road To Professional Poker Player: Day 1

Yesterday in the June 2010 poker stats my starting bankroll was $120.99 on PlayersOnly. At the end of the post I said I was going to play later that day as day one of my mission to becoming a professional poker player.

I only played at the $1/$2 bad beat limit holdem tables. At one point I was up over $50 but went up against the shark at the table in a few big pots and he won. So I had to work my way back up a few times and the last time I was working my way back up the table was clearing out and I was sleepy so I left with the profit I had. I made $33.06 which is a little over the minimum buyin for the $1/$2 tables.

I also cleared enough of my bonus to receive $5 and I made $9.18 in rakeback. So my total profit is is $47.24 for the first day on the road to becoming a pro poker player. Not a bad start for day one.

Road to PPP: Day 1 Stats
Starting bankroll - $120.99
Current bankroll - $168.23

If you don't have an account yet, Click here to sign up to PlayersOnly for 100% match up to $650 deposit bonus and 35% rakeback. My screen name is NoAllinHoldem and you can find me at the $1/$2 limit holdem bad beat tables around 21:00 server time. See you at the poker tables tonight.