Originally Posted by SolaRoe
I'll do that after dinner some time. Since I don't want to necro those threads, what do I do if I have follow-up questions?
IMO, go ahead and resurrect the thread from the dead and make a comment. I'll answer it if I see a question or comment.
The first post won a post the month award. The second came close to winning (and me winning it a bit earlier probably didn't help it's chances). Others might discover it if you comment.
For that matter, what type of poker guy ARE you?
I have always been an amateur, playing maybe 25 hours a week (mostly late night) at my peak. Back then I had a wife and kid which came first.
I was never a high limit player ($50NL and $5.50 S&G's were about as high as I went.) Black Friday hit when I was getting bored with poker and I had stated dating (2 years post-divorce), and I was doing the single-parent thing half the time, so poker was a very low priority. I did play in the CardsChat league but all my $ was on the three sites that tanked on Black Friday and I didn't want to deposit again.
The only year I remember dropping below a 90% ranking on OfficialPokerRankings was in 2009, the year I had family in intensive care twice, I went through a divorce, I had a friend in intensive care for 6 months, I was homeless for a month when an ice storm cut the power for two weeks and burst the upstairs pies and ruined downstairs, and then the business I worked for went under so I was jobless for a few months until I formed by own business. I was still profitable in poker, but mentally had a lot of baggage and it showed in my game.
I *think* I still have my game. I am the only CardsChat player to win the league MVP more than once (I did it four times... in a row), and I think I'm the only League MVP to win a CC HU championship. Yeah, there's a lot of luck to those stats, but I'd like to think there's an inkling of skill in it.
I'm currently way ahead in a league on another forum.
So basically, now I just play for fun and I admit I am out of the loop with the current online money game scene. I haven't played a cash games in years, and the only tournaments I've been playing are forum games and some live stuff. I do have years of experience, and a lot of book knowledge, and I'm sure I'd be a winning player if I started playing again. I'm happy where I am though. Poker is no longer an obsession; it's just an occasional distraction.