Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.
Section 1: Poker Tips & Concepts
Do not play too many multi-table tournaments
I would like to suggest you not concentrate to heavily on tournaments. It is true that there is undoubtedly skill needed to win at multi-table tournaments, but there is also a large luck factor involved as well. Generally significantly large portions of the prize pool are decided by a few coin flip hands. If luck is with you, then you will run deep, if not, then you are done like dinner.
Ring games in contrast tend to have a much smaller luck factor then a large Mtt. Tournaments are very enjoyable for most players but it is difficult to consistently win money. The learning curve also is often greater for skill development because many players when starting out play fewer hands post flop, as a result, it can take longer to learn some of the more advanced aspects of the game.
You can play in some very low stake ring games where many players are generally not very good, this makes it possible for you to work on your skills without risking a lot of money. It is fine to play tournaments but I would advise against concentrating only on tournaments for most players.
Just something for you to think about in your leisure time my friends.
Until next time
Section 2: A New Bankroll Challenge
I have been playing the freerolls and having some success. I have been actually building up my bankroll from absolutely nothing. I can now play in some of the micro tournaments and have even had some minor cashes in a couple small tournaments
I am looking forward to continuing to move upward. My bankroll amount right now is still nothing to sing about but at least it has grown up to a point where I have some small buy in options available to me.
Will keep you informed as thing continue to progress.
Wishing you all the best
Section 3: The daily rant
Why is it when people hear you have come into a little bit of money they show up looking for a handout? I do not know why people just assume that they automatically should receive a free handout just because they know someone who had a little financial good fortune. I have never asked any of my friends for a handout when one of them got lucky but it seems several of them always ask me for money. It would not be so bad if they would actually pay me back the money which I loaned them.
I am currently owed something like 10K by people who were supposed to be my friends but proved themselves to be less then trustworthy when it comes to money. It would be nice if people would just bugger off and go pound sand somewhere.
I am sick and tired of being asked for money. It always amazes me how people try to make me feel guilty for saying no to them when they ask for money, it is the same morons who already owe me money and never paid it back.
What the hell is wrong with the bastards? Talk about nerve or what, I mean to come back and ask me for more money when they have already burned me for money before like it never happened. I never thought of myself as stupid, but clear so other people see me as a mark to be ripping off whenever it suits them.
Well until next time, be cool.
Bobby Baldwin once wrote the following about poker.
"You cannot survive without that intangible quality we call heart. The mark of a top player is not how much he wins when he is winning but how he handles his losses. If you win for thirty days in a row, that makes no difference if on the thirty-first you have a bad night, go crazy, and throw it all away."
I know this to be true from personal experience. In the past I have gone on real sweat hot streaks only to through it all away during one night of stupid play while tilted. Learn to control your emotions and manage your bankroll completely. You will go a lot farther if you can just maintain focus and discipline when playing poker.
Well until next time, be cool.