Daily Updates: Building My Bankroll (Blog)
First off, to get to know me.. my name is Dan and I am 20 years old. I am studying Computer Information Systems at Arizona State and love poker. I have played for about 3-4 years now and consider myself very much above average. My style is mostly described as tight aggressive, but it can definitly vary. My main game is NLHE, but I am not afraid to mix it up. I have been playing Bodog for roughly a year or more now and have played on PokerStars
(Before U.S. ban), and Titan Poker
(Also before ban). I usually buy-in for the minimum, about $20 or $25. My style is mostly described as tight aggressive, but it can definitly vary. My main game is NLHE, but I am not afraid to mix it up. I believe this has been my biggest mistake because truthfully I have deposited probably close to 75-100 times. There are times I get my bankroll at a steady increase, highest around $350, but I have *never* cashed out. So, in terms of online poker I am looking at a whopping loss over about two years.
This loss I have made up with some good trips to Vegas or Casino Arizona which is around the corner from my college (ASU). I made $1700 playing $1/$2 NLHE at the Stardust a little over a year ago, and I grind out Limit games at Casino Arizona.
My times are changing now. I am going to become a winning online player and I am only investing $20. I have chose Full Tilt because it is basically the one site I have not given a go and I want a fresh start. I will use this thread as my daily blog of my progress similar to what ChuckTs did about a year ago (just recently read it, impressive). My username is: Daniel Jack
The first two recorded sessions were done yesterday so they are not too detailed, I will usually post after my session is done so I know all my details. I plan to record each session, with the date, time, bankroll, profit and to myself I will keep notes on players.
7/16 10:30pm - BR: $20
I bought into $.05/.10 ring game. This is my first mistake and I won't be doing this again. So basically I lost my $10 buy-in within 10 minutes when I get pocket Aces in good position and raised it up. I get called by 5-5 and he flops a set, plain and simple. All the money went in and I was down to $10. I quickly joined a $1 + .25 SNG 45PPL and a $2 + .25 SNG 18PPL. I really did not enjoy the $1 SNG, people kind of play like a freeroll or absolutely tight (probably their last dollar). I placed 23rd. In the $2 SNG I played extremely well, made some good reads and basically played TAG the whole time. I ended up placing 1st, taking in $14.40. I felt good, I am back to a little above my starting $20. I will go grab some dinner and watch a movie for now.
7/17 2:30am - BR $20.90
I stick too my BR managment rule and join up two $2 + .25 SNG 9PPL. I will not play over $2.25 until I reach at least $50, most likely more. I play solid on both tables until on one table I raise it up with 88, and C-Bet the flop when an Ace hits and he calls. There was a flush draw out there, so I could possibly put him on that. Turn brings a blank and I bet about 3/4 of the pot in return he pushes all in and I am forced to fold. I have already seen how C-Betting has got me in trouble many times. I end up placing 8th in one, and 1st in the other ($9). Talk about extremes.
I join up two more, and place 9th and 1st ($9). I join two more, but one being an 18PPL. It is getting late for me now and I am getting tired. I place 3rd ($3.60) in the single table and I fell asleep when I was huge chip stack in 18PPL and end up placing 2nd ($9).
So I know this was a long post, most will not be this extent. Just wanted to give an introduction to what I will be doing and that was about 6 hours of play -- plus I am at work so I don't have all the details. Nobody needs to reply to anything in this thread, but if you are interested, want to give you're opinion, advice, rant, or anything.. I am open.
I am traveling to Amsterdam on Thursday, so my goal is to get up to $50 before I leave. By beginning of August I want to be roughly at $100-$120. Wish me luck.