Long story short; motivated by the "girah" story I decided to comeback to Poker! I did a test at a site that gave me a free 50$ starting bankroll!
I busted half of it just doing silly silly stuff like registering for like 5 1$SnG's that I didn't even play or unregister played on some tournaments etc..
All I know was that I kept saying I'll play my first 25$ for fun and then I'll go and study and read something up and start to play seriously.
So after busting not 25$ but around 32$ I found this amazing (I thought so) articles on Short stack strategy and I gave it a try; though I made the mistake of playing this in shallow tables! Didn't knew more at the time!
I kept bouncing my BR up and down in the 20's$; at a point I decided to cash in 10$ just to be entitled to ********!
I was playing 4tables of FRnl2(shallow) and 2more tables of tournaments either a 1$sng the daily rebuys of 1$ 0.1$ or freerolls.
After this I almost went bust one night and stopped playing for a while I think I saw all the videos of the Full tilt Poker Academy in that night.
The day after I manage to climb up from like 5$ to 21$ and I was really happy; than I ran hotter than hell!
I somewhat manage to win the 0.10 rebuy (without addons or rebuys) for 224$! it helps when you're dealt pocket cowboys 2 times and flop quads!!!!
here are some ss's of that:
Pretty happy with it on the next day I even won a 3FPP 180 Sng turbo that would give a seat to the 2.2$ Main event qualifier!! seriously all I was thinking was "Vegas and winning the fucking WSOP"!
I busted pretty quick in that tourney though!
But my luck was about to change for better though I didn't realize it at first! I found one of my old friends on msn(this friend whom I call AF1 and his brother whom I call AF2)!
Well this particular friend and his brother were playing poker for a living for 3years now and I had lost his cell number; so I was really happy to meet him and ask him for his number again and see if I could have some advice!
When I went to meet them I was really proud of myself thinking I was such a good player; I had just turned 0 in 250$ in a couple of weeks I was ready to take on the world; oh god how fool I was.
Well as I said later on I learned more in a couple of hours talking with them than in a month reading stuff online!
they told me all this stuff about Big stack strategy; auto-re buys; hold'em manager; poker books, videos training sites; leggopoker (EHEH); table selection I was baffled!
I don't know yet if I have already realized how much luck I had!
Though I can't say it was all luck cause I was thinking on asking some common friends for AF1's number so.
Anyway I came home I decided I'm going to learn BSS read the 2 books they lent me(Professional no limit hold'em and Harrington on online cash games); I took 150$ out of FTP(I tried to at least) to purchase Hold'em manager and subscribe to leggopoker and still have a decent BR to start with!
Then black Wednesday came and all the $ I had on FTP vanished; the $ I had already withdraw never landed on my bank account :S
That's when I made a decision I am very proud of! As soon as I got paid from my job I'm going to buy Hold'em manager and put 50$ on pokerstars and chase the dream!
In the little gap between black friday and me getting paid I crumbled across sauce's blog( i didn't had a clue at this point who sauce aejones ashman isildur jungleman durr were); and it somewhat inspired me specially the part where he loses is first roll and then ends up winning a tournament I could someone relate to it.
This was during the time of my exams so I was playing more to bust some steam though intending to make some bucks; I wanted to take it more serious as soon as I was done with my exams.
I was getting ready to start climbing this time it wouldn't be on a freeroll it would be my own $! Money that I had to work hard to get and I wouldn't have to spend it on other stuff; so if I was going to do this!
I was going to do this fucking right!