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Old 09-15-2017, 04:03 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2014
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Just a loner trying to make it in this world

So some background about me. I'm 27 years old, I like poker, I don't love it. I got hooked on poker after watching the 2010 main event on ESPN. Seeing all those young guys making it deep in the main event was really exciting. It seemed like a dream come true and I wondered how it felt to be in a position like that. So I started playing play-money on stars and eventually transferred to real money. I played 9 player and 27 player sit-and-gos and 180 man MTTs until Black Friday happened. Well I was a losing player but I didn't lose that much, I think it was $50. I didn't see it at the time but Black Friday was maybe the best thing that could have happened to me poker-wise. It allowed me to take a step back and study the game and improve. Otherwise, I might still be a losing player or might have quit poker altogether. Its crazy to think about all those what-ifs in life. My screen name was FallVGet^ in case you were curious or happened to play with me back in the day.

Btw, am I the only one who thinks it's ridiculous that it's been 6 years and we still don't have legal online poker in the US, except like 2 states with niche markets? Casino lobbyists buying politicians anyone? Or does the government just not give a ****?

Post Black Friday I started playing live cash games and have done pretty well. Not "crushing" per se, but doing pretty well. This year hasn't been very good for me poker wise however. I've had my first downswing since I started playing, losing about 8 buy ins @ 1/3. I did book a winning session last time I played after I got it all in on the turn w/ Ac4c two pair vs a min-raise w/ a set of kings in a limped preflop pot and managed to bink a river ace. So it felt nice to win a big pot even if I played bad. I also managed to win by bluffing in multi-way raised pots after I limped called w/ marginal hands and got a bluff through both times, which felt really good. Hopefully I can turn it around and get back on track because losing sucks.

My next post I'll go over my personal life up to this point. I'll also share my random thoughts and experiences as they come up. Hopefully you found this more interesting than I think it is. Peace. See you on the flip side.
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