Originally Posted by YouFaiil
Wow have seen your threads in BBV, your graphs/results are absolutely insane so I wish you the best of luck, good to see a giant goal that's actually within reason here.
Not sure if you posted it in BBV, i know there was some requests to hear more about yourself, poker background etc so that would be nice.
Also any aha moments you've had would be great to hear about as well in this thread.
Well I'm 22 years old guy from Finland. Tried to go university couple of years but eventually dropped out and started to grind poker.
At least one of the aha moments was when I began to understand hand ranges.
I started to play poker from home games when I was 14 or 15 I guess.. When I was 17 I got free $50 to partypoker. I was really bad player and I didn't use poker tracker or anything. Nevertheless after a year I cashed out $2000 and stopped playing poker for over 6 months.
Then when university started I deposited 600$ to full tilt and started to grind nl50. Somehow I managed to win and move up stakes. I cashed out rakeback every month and after a year my bankroll was $8000 and I was playing nl200.
I guess then I found out that I need to pay taxes from my winnings and because of that I moved to iPoker. I played nl200 couple of months break even and then one day I just thought that hey I should definitely take a shot at nl1k. So i did. I still remember how I won my first big pot KK vs 77 pf all in and how awesome it was
I ran hot and after one month my bankroll was around $30k. Life was good and poker was easy. Now when I think back I pretty much had no idea how to play this game. Then of course the inevitable downswing came and I lost almost half of my br.
It was summer of 2008 and at the same month I lost half of my br I had to join military for 9 months. At that time I didn't get to play much. My bankroll was $16k and I decided to drop back to nl200 because I didn't want to lose my br (which was all the money I had). So for 9 months I played something like 10k hands/month or less.
When I finally got out from the military at april 2009 I started to take poker more seriously again. That's when the graph starts. First 100k hands were pretty rough but thank god I didn't stop there.
I actually think it was a good thing that I didn't start to run good when I started again because I had to work on my game. I watched videos, got eBooks, talked about interesting hands etc etc.