What poker level are you all at and who is a pro???
For some of you, I`m sure this could go into the brags section, I don`t know
I would love to hear about what level you are at with your poker - the games you play, the limits (cash), who plays the game as a hobby, who plays it as a profession, etc - just about anything.
I`ve been playing poker for about 18 months - I was actually introduced to it by my, at the time, 14 year old son!!!
I am at a stage where I play the game seriously, as I do with anything - I`m very competative!!! However, it is more of a hobby than a money making venture.
I have made some withdrawals, which is very nice - I have actually been able to play for 18 months on the back of the origional £200/ $400 - very nice.
My bankroll I play with at the moment is about $1,000 spread out between Pstars, Laddies and Party.
I have reached a time in poker where I feel I have a much better understanding of the game. I feel more confident when raising, more confident in making continuation bets, happy to push all in, etc.
2 areas I feel I am comming to terms with better, but I`m still not over it completly, is bad beats and patience.
I play NL holdem in the main, but I always seem to do very well playing stud hi or stud hi/lo.
I still struggle with ring games - I think the problem I have here is I don`t know what is a good result for a session (10% up, 50% up, etc) so I find it difficult here as I push probably when I should not.
I am `unusual` when playing SNG`s. I started off a storm playing these games, then got too big for my boots, played at too high a level and then lost it all. I now have dropped back and I can`t seem to recapture my form - I`m a losing SNG player
I always do well in MTT. I think if I played more on one site I would be one of the top boys - time, however, is an issue.
I play the following limits:-
RIng games - $0.50/1.00 (occassional $1.00/2.00)
SNG - single table - $5 to $20 buy in
MTT - From $3 rebuys to $20 rebuys. I normally max out at $25 buy in MTT.
I feel my poker aim at the moment is to qualify and play in some major events - like all of us I would love to play in and qualify to play the WSOP
- even if I do go out first hand when I push with AA and get called by AK - they hit there flush
I take my hat off to any pro poker player, but especially the ones that do not have a massive bank roll - it would be easy, IMO, to be Greg Raymer, Joe Hachem, etc, and be a pro poker player with $$$$$mmmm from a big win.
I`m convinced I will win big in a MTT - my biggest win to date is about $4,500, although I have had a variety of other decent wins. By win big I mean $250,000+
Anyway, just felt like sharing that with you all - I for one would love to know more about u all - don`t be shy