I started playing poker around April 2010. I was mainly focusing on $6 sngs to start with which I found pretty easy to beat but kinda slow and boring. Always the same pattern of someone doubling/trebling up with AK vs a pair or something a couple times till the bubble then having to battle against them once the bubble burst. Got kind of bored of this and found it kinda slow with not much skill involved.
Started playing the turbos and hyper sng HU games on FTP and I find HU a lot more interesting and fun to play since you're always involved but the variance shot up a lot. Once I got the hang of these I was able to go on some serious crushing runs but got ridiculously frustrated and went on mega tilt at times which has been my main downfall. I turned 5$ into $1.5k with the following rules -
Played $5 HU games till I reached $50 then moved to $10.
Then when I reached $200 I moved to $20.
Done this till I reached about $500 then moved to $50.
Got up to $1500, withdrew $1100 for life purposes and lost the other $400 staying at $50 and losing a few coolers then going on mega tilt. I've had some big winning runs since and some big losing runs. I haven't let the money effect me too much and put most of it down to learning more about the game. Most of the time I start off winning a lot then have a couple of bad beats and go on huge tilt. This is something I need to cut out my game if I'm going to succeed or its doomed from the start.
Anyway, deposited $60 in account the other day and decided to sit with roll on the table at HU cash. I don't want people preaching BRM to me and how crazy this is. It was for enjoyment as well as profit. Spun this up to $400 but ended up going back down to $220 by the end of the day.
Have just installed Holdem Manager and will be using this to track my progress. Will be starting with my challenge this weekend and post hands in this thread for feedback hopefully. I know people will say I'm playing wayyyyy outwith my means but I enjoy poker as well as wanting to earn money off it. If theres no edge to it then it can get a bit dull, winning $6 sngs isn't going to make a difference to my life