Well i'm at work now and decided to start a blog here to keep me motivated, it's sunday so it's a slow day in the office..I have about an hour of paperwork to do then it's facebook and studying cash games for the next 11 hours. Just a little about myself, i'm 21 years old and living in Fort McMurray, Alberta and originally am from Newfoundland, Canada. I work at Canadian Natural Resources Limited Horizon Project which is an Oil Sands site currently in construction. The site just started producing low quality oil to start (about 50,000 barrels so far) and will be one of the biggest Oil producers in Canada and I think eventually all of North America. I started as a security guard posted at access gates here, then eventually worked my way into the office here doing "Site Access Control", basically I control who's allowed in and out ( about 15,000 people).
Started playing poker 2 years ago with friends, studied it some and got hooked, made a few deposits online and lost it, got better made some but donked it away playing tilted and underolled. I joined an irc channel based from twoplustwo (#stt) on dalnet, and met some really nice guys who have had some awsome scores and they really helped me understand the psychology of poker/running bad and helped my sng game a lot. I have a really low sample because of my work schedule and I stopped playing for a while because I was getting bored with sng's but i'm +$800 at the $6.50's on FT, not much but I still think if I could put in volume I could crush that limit, but i'm not worried about short term.., I think in the long term learning cash will be better.
So I subscribed to Leggo yesterday, bought Holdem Manager and I am going to try my best to learn cash games. I'd say 90% of what I played before were sng's ($6.50's on FT), and also some MTT's which I was way underolled for. I still love sng's just because of how they play..but when you play thousands they get really boring and that that stops me from putting in the volume I should. I had like $70 in my FT account because I withdrew the rest when I went on vacation, so instead of depositing I figured first i'll take a shot at 25nl...if i lose i'll deposit and use good BR management, if i win i'll continue to play the same stakes...I really don't want to start at 10nl because I think what i'ved learned the last 2 years combined with all the studying now..I should be able to beat it, even though I could bust it so easily obv. Anyway this is getting way too long, I'll end with my goals..Lata
-Not go busto playing severely underolled in 25nl.
-Study like a ***** and win some $$.
-Keep a job but make 3-4K a month on the side from poker