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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Let's get this party started Right!

So after months of reading people poker blogs and hovering around watching some of their games I decided to play the Mookie. Why? Cause everyone else is doing it! Well not just cause of that but more so I can work on improving my game and get back to being a better player.
I finished last night in around 12th place. I am satisfied with that for now. I wouldn't have been nearly that if I hadn't hit a couple 3 outers to keep going. After making some bad calls and a few good ones I can now start my journey.

A little about me.
I've had different websites in the past. A blog here and there but never really had much to write about. I still own those domains but seeing as how I no longer work for an ISP it's more difficult to setup the hosting so this seems as good as anything, plus myspace freaks me out. After working for an ISP for the past 3 years I decided to move on and try something new. I now work for a small software company as a software tester. It's fun, easy and the company is incredible generous.
OK, poker! I'd started playing online many years ago on PartyPoker with just play money. Then one day I decided to try a little real money, ohhh ok so who am I kidding, I finally got a credit card I could put money in with, so what? You wanna fight about it. I spent the next couple years losing fifty bucks here and there and never won enough to cash out anything. And then it happened. I was playing a freeroll tournament with about 5000 people or something ridiculous like that and after 6 or 7 hours of play I won the damn thing. Now since it was a freeroll it wasn't exactly big bucks but it got me thinking. Maybe I can win at poker. I put a little more money in my account and started playing higher level games. The first month I won about one thousand dollars and cashed it out and bought my first ipod and some other toys. Then a couple months later I won two thousand and I bought a big screen HDTV. I continued on this streak for around 4 months finishing around nine thousand up and thinking I could take on the world!!! So what happens next? PartyPoker folds to the new laws the US is making and they won't let me play anymore. I took a break from poker while I was changing jobs and moving and such. And then one day I decided to get back in the game. First I got on World Poker Exchange cause of the rake free environment. But their site has so few players that you can't always get the kind of game you want to play, and their sng's suck. My cousin was playing on Full Tilt and PokerStars so I figure I'd try one of them out next. I moved on to Full Tilt and started messing around a bit. But can you guess what happened? I got my ass beat, my butt kicked and my asshole reamed. I lost! Me! I had lost before of course but never like this. My trips were getting beat by bigger trips. I'd never seen so many bad beats in my life. So what is my conclusion to all of this? uhhhhhhhh, I'm not sure. But there's a good chance that there are a lot more better players on FT then were ever on PP. Plus it could just be my time. Everyone goes through their ups and downs. And so here I am. Entering into the fray with my guard down for everyone to see.

It'll be interesting to see if this catches on.
Peace, Ice-T, Geto Boys!!!!


mookie99 said...

Welcome ! Thanks for playing in The Mookie last night.

Schaubs said...

Welcome aboard! I'm relatively new as well to bloglandia... see you at the tables.