Hi, and welcome to my new blog here at FTR. You might not know who I am, but I’m one of the older posters here and I havent made a post for over half a year. I started out posting on the boards about 2 years ago. Originally I was a SnG player who grinded out the $6 and $16 turbo SnGs on PS and the $10 SnGs on PP. After about one year of playing on and off in these games I got bored by the very robotic approach to low stakes SnGs (push/fold approach when the blinds got big), and I decided to try out NL 6-max after being inspired by reading gabe’s old FTR blog (awesome guy, who – though he probably doesn’t know this – has made a big impact on my poker game both when he posted in the SnG forum years ago and in the shorthanded forum afterwards). I started out playing NL25, but quickly moved up to NL50 and later on NL100. And this is the level where I’ve been stuck ever since. I’ve had shots at NL200 and bigger, but with no great succes, but thats mostly because of variance and because I was frightened of the bigger money. Since january I have only played very little. Basicly I’ve had a 8-month break from both poker and the boards here on FTR.
Well I’ve decided to change this now. I’m more motivated about this game than ever before and I’m very motivated about improving my game and moving up to higher stakes.
I will use this blog to write about my results, to analyze my play, to post some general thoughts on poker and to post links to usefull poker articles (mostly from 2+2).
I will start out on this quest with a meager bankroll of $3.000, which should be enough for NL100 for now. I’m normally a bankroll baby who likes to have at least 50 buyins for the level I play, but I had some student loans I had to pay back, so I was forced to cash out 2k of my roll. But 3k should be plenty enough for now.
I wont set a money goal for the rest of this month, because such money goals are stupid because of variance, wrong mindset etc etc. Only goals I will set for myself are:
- To play as close to perfect poker as possible. Think about and plan every hand you play, so you maximise your EV (should be any poker players goal)
- Play 10.000 hands for the rest of September.
With these goals in mind I will start out my poker adventure tonight.
Good luck at the tables.