My return to poker
Some of the old timers may remember me but most probably don't know. It has been over 2 years since I last played or participated in this forum. As I look back on things, a lot has become very clear. I tried to start a BR a few times with a few hundred dollars but ultimately lost it all. The biggest reason was simply life. My life was in shambles and I was in the midst of losing my small business...not exactly the best mindset to be disciplined in poker.
Things are a lot better today however....I did lose my business but I now have a state job with a solid retirement. Finances are not great but were a lot worse....so now that I'm more stable, I'm giving poker another shot. I started with a small $20 deposit on Pokerstars
about a week ago and am now up to $36...not a bad start. My discipline has been pretty good..but when its not...I SEE it and back off immediately. For me, that's so important! I'm doing $1 knockout SnG's (man I love them!) with one ring game on the side. I usually switch between PLO and NLHE .01/.02 I play one until I lose my buy in and then go back to the other. I've been true to my TAG nature and so far so good. I find that in NLHE ring games, I'm a lot more aggressive than normal so that's something to work on. That's about it. I'm looking forward to a few more buck so I can do $2 SNG's while ensuring I never put over 5% of my BR in any one event.