westside195025-year-old student from Croatia and a semi-pro poker player
Hello fellow mobsters, westside writing. Another month has passed and, as always, it's time to take a look at the numbers.
My excel worksheet shows me a profit of 280€ and a 9% ROI , so taking into a consideration that I had a big downswing at the beggining of the month - I'm satisfied with my April results.
But for this month I have greater expectations - I just found out that my best friend is getting married this September and I'm gonna be his best man. So, I will be in charge of organizing a huge bachelor party - and some extra money would be more then necessary
I made a plan of making a 20€ per day profit playing mostly 3.5€ HU; and at the end of a month I should come up with at least 600€.
First 5 days went according to plan (somewhere around a total of 95€ profit), so I just hope this good streak continues.
Few days ago I read a news article here on Bankrollmob about Viktor Blom's latest high stakes success and it reminded me of a text I read few months ago.
He personally wrote it and described the very beggining of his poker career.
Long story short: He played some microstakes games, but then deposited around 2k$ on his account and decided to play 300$ buy-in SNGs.
After he won a few, he moved up on to the 500$ SNGs(?!), took some bad beats and busted his whole bankroll by the end of the night.
Then he tought about it for weeks, again and again, and then decided to give it one last shot (with the same tactics) and he managed to succed.
Many players today idolize him (and similar players like Dwan and Hansen), but for me what he did was just pure gamble and luck.
Okay, today we can say that he is one of the most skilled players out there, but what if he busted that other time? How many potentially great players busted their poker careers playing like that and remained unknown?
In my opinion , true pro worth admiring is someone who grinded his way up from the micros;
not someone who took a gamble like this thinking: '' I'll take another 1k$ shot and if I bust I'm done with poker''
Take care guys and good luck at the tables