This is my first post and luckily the content will require me to introduce myself and my background so some extent, so to all you Cardschat members I great you a hearty hello!
I'd like to begin by saying I am probably close to the stereotypical young kid you would think of when you picture the new generation playing poker. I've grown up watching the WSOP
on tv along with High Stakes Poker etc... however what I feel differentiates myself from the rest is that I've tried my hardest to soak up information, strategy, theory and everything in between. I've red books by Daniel Negreaneu, Phil Helmuth, you name it and I've watched just as many movies.
The meat of this post regards to the fact that several months ago I opened a bankroll on PokerStars
of about 50 bucks. after about 8 weeks playing mostly 1.20 sit and goes I was at about $75 I had moved up past that and dropped back down and so on, so forth. However, I felt that I was capable of beating the system. But I am only 19 and a college student so I've never had the opportunity to really invest in my bankroll and still be able to fund my other hobbies.
Recently though, a family friend has offered to stake me in a series of tournaments. The Sunday 1/4 Million and the Daily 40k guarantee among them and others of that caliber. Tournaments with decent purses and low-mid buy-ins.
My dilemna comes here: it frustrates me to no end to read about players like Chris Fergusen (and his FT challenge) as well as players like Durrrr. In other words, guys who can start with nothing and build it to great sums. I realize that they are far and away the exception and not the rule but it makes me think shouldn't even a decent player be able to grow a bankroll at a faster rate than I? Did I not give it enough time? Am I really that naive to think I can succeed in this game?
I understand the rake would make my chosen limits more difficult to beat and all that stuff, I feel well educated but I want your opinions. MTTs are my favorite form of poker.
Thanks all, in advance. and sorry for the wall of text.