I've been asked on several occasions to teach others the techniques that have helped me become a seasoned poker player over the years. Wanting to provide some solid tips, and better my own play for future games of Texas Hold'em, I thought it would be a good idea to review some strategies I used while learning the game.»
Some money to throw around and a Saturday to kill after a $1064 finish on Friday night. Unfortunately, after getting home at 4am, I was not able to wake up for my favorite 11am freeroll. Getting up at 1pm though was good enough. I again took first place in the $960-pot freeroll for a $360 finish. Looking back on my stats over six freeroll tournaments, I have a 740% ROI ($150 to earn $1260).»
I woke up this Friday morning with a completely strained neck, unable to move or tighten the muscles or else pain. But thermal patch (that resembled a Maxipad for the neck) and ibuprofen and it was as good as moderately strained. Today, I gave my 30-day notice to my NW Portland apartment with plans to move to Corvallis for a couple of months where I plan on checking out at the Black Diamond Poker Club. But tonight, I had to ignore my neck and the move and focus on Final Table's $5000 guarantee. Out of 95 people, I made it to the final 7 where we negotiated a seven way chop for $1064 each. The game ran from 7pm until the dark dredges of 4am.»
Played at the Encore after work. The 6pm $500 guaranteed. I like to play 30-man SNGs but unfortunately only 14 showed up that night. Single table SNGs aren't my strong suit as only 3 places pay out, and bubble play becomes tighter. I love aggressive bubble play, but there's little place for that here. Towards the end, I got it in two times in a row a 9:1 favorite and got sucked out on both times. 7th place sadness.
Some older guy asked whether or not I dyed my hair and joked he would like to change to my style.»
Ten posts and three months ago, I started a journey through the live poker ranks of Portland. I have come a long way in a short time. With the help of Harrington on Hold'em, I'm a different player than I was from my online days, and it is with great providence that today was the day Full Tilt released my funds of $85.51. As a way of the Poker Gods saying, from henceforth, you will begin anew, as a phoenix from the flames. To commemorate this multispecial day, I am taking the night off to recap my last ten poker session posts, to reflect on how far I have come (so far) from the online days, and to talk about the lost poker session of my time playing poker in Las Vegas.»