Originally Posted by TMack
Here's a lil about myself: I've been playing poker since I was young like most of us did, I got really into it when i dropped out of Engineering school 4 years ago and had no job. I started playing for living then and I was going good for couple of years till i moved to vegas about 2 years ago with 10k (net worth).
I know that since i didnt make it with 10k last time, and am only moving back this time with 1-2k, my chances are slim.. but at the same time "When u have nothing, u have nothing to lose" and I have a translator job waiting for me if i dont make it and i will keep my return ticket money safe in the bank..
I will be getting my paycheck at the end of the month (I already handed over my resignation from my current job), after that I will book my ticket. I wanted to make this thread to get some advice and tips from you guys and also I want to post about how my life was (poker-wise) in the last 4 years, maybe it will help me more identify what i did wrong and make it right this time..
>> I know i will be getting alot of don't move to vegas unless u have 10k+ 6 months expenses saved and all that.. I am aware that my chances of making it are very slim, but if I don't make it, I will have a job to go back to and I will be staying with a friend till I get my salary..
Waiting to welcome you at Vegas. I came here with similar intentions but with lower stack ($6 k). I am doing good at Rio in $ 235 deep-stacks and will play another one Today (Sunday)
Will exchange notes how you do.
By the way I like your spirits and I believe you will do well.
You will be surprised to know that your stories (and mine) are not Unique.
It happens at Las Vegas thousands of times every year. Many gold diggers come to Las Vegas with their life saving, loose everything and then go back. This story repeats many times for some persistent souls.
Some do make it with hard work. Few top poker pros are in this list of successful gold diggers.
However Nothing (except trying) stops you to become a big time Poker Pros in 2012 and beyond.
Good luck and see you at the Two plus party at MGM on July 6th.