Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Starting Over.

"...and after paying back the professor, I was right back where I started. With 3 stacks of high-society..." - Rounders

I know i haven't updated this in a while, so this is gonna be a long one, and im sure you can guess by the title, things havent been goin so well.

The last time I updated, I was on my way to vegas. Well, vegas didnt exactly go as planned. I had an amazing time, and played a ton of poker, the problem was, I ran horribly bad the whole week. Admittedly i didnt play my 100% "A" game the whole week either, but for the most part I feel I played well, but never really had the cards go my way. So between what I spent during the trip and what I lost at the tables (not even counting what i spent to book the trip) my bankroll was pretty much dead.

Just in case something like this happened, I left myself an 'emergency' $100 in neteller to keep my online habits alive. So, returning from vegas I made a bet. My friend was going away for 2 weeks and i bet that by the time she returned, I would have turned that $100 into at least $1000. And for 2 weeks, the planets were aligned correctly, I ran amazingly hot and played great on top. At the end of the 2 weeks I had run $100 up to $1200 by playing 5max $50NL on FullContactPoker.com

Things were going great, I was unstoppable. So i took that $1200 and deposeted back into FullTilt to clear the reload bonus they were offering. And this is where i hit the wall. Hard. I honestly dont think ive had more than one winning day in a row since then and my bankroll was in a freefall. Between running bad, playing bad and tilting I turned that $1200 back into $160.

So like the quote at the top of the page says, here I am, back down to around $150. Which is how much money I initially lost playing poker before I turned it all around and became a 'winning' player. (although I'm having serious doubts that i ever achieved that title recently.) I really have accomplished a lot with poker though. My initial goal was to make $400 so I could buy myself an ipod, which i did. Then i built my roll up enough to where I was able to pay for a flight, hotel, and spending/gambling money for a vacation in vegas. Now im back at the beginning...i really dont have a "goal" right now other than to build my bankroll and keep moving up the limits.

I think the plan to do so is as follows:
I'm going to put my $160 into FullContactPoker where i'll start clearing the bonus money i have saved there in small amouts as i (hopefully) get back to some winning ways.
After that i'll head over to doyles room and finish clearing the sign up bonus which i started oh so long ago. Once I finally claim that $550 (and some nice rakeback payments along the way) I should once again have a respectable bankroll to start climbing up the ladder again!

That is, if I dont go busto first.....


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