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Old Dec 01, 2009, 1:43am   #1
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Default The Well: joeyjoejr

Well, now is as good a time as any do a Well ... since I have some free time

My Poker History:

I started playing online in 2005. To start with I deposited $50 on tiger gaming. For about a year I played nothing but small stake sit goes on a very casual basis (2-3 tournies a week). I won a little bit but didnt take to seriously.

I started playing on poker stars in mid 2006. I pretty much played nothing but sit in goes for a while. I one point I decided I would try to learn the game. I found poker tips read twoguns strategy articles and started grinding low stake limit poker. I started winning more and moved up from 1/2 to 5/10 by the end of the year (I was playing with 200BB and took shots with less than that). I made my first withdrawals that year and was stoked with the money.

This thread by madscout had a great influence on me
I took his advice to heart and was taking shots at midstakes limit by the end of year. Also that year I finished university fall 2006 and started working as an engineer so this allowed me to move up without to much concern for the money. Late 2006 I was also playing live limit holdem often and quickly took shots at 20/40 and 30/60 games (underolled). This seemed like a lot of money I was winning now. I still remember walking out of the casino after big 30/60 night thinking how amazing it was. I also remember being so nervous in the big pots my hands would shake like crazy.

In early 2007 my brother was playing on skin of tiger gaming called boomerang poker. It offered 40% rakeback and 50% to the top 5 rakers that month. I made account and started grinding. I switched to NL since FL didnt run much on this site and quickly started to win. In a month I won $10000! Wow this was much more than I was making at work. This was a small site and I was playing the Biggest Limits on it (2/4NL ) and crushing. I made a withdrawal and was able to buy a new car! Poker is awesome.

Then in mid 2007 I recieved an email from support saying I was multiaccounting and they closed the account and confiscated the money in it. I tried to argue but it didnt to much good and I gave up fairly easily. I have since learned it was basically a scam on tiger gamings part to get rid of the popular skin giving rakeback and should have took further action but it is too late now. Tiger gaming is pretty dead now so jokes on them I suppose.

This hurt alot since this was pretty much my entire online role at the time and had no real way to make significant deposit on other sites. For a few months I gave up on online poker mostly and played even more live. I got used to playing 20/40-30/60 and the pots didnt scare me anymore. I kept winning and in the summer I decided to grind up a role on pokerstars. I grinded up a small role suitable for 1/2 but stalled there. I made a cardrunners account watched some videos and started winning. I switched to omaha primarily and occansionly played NL and FL holdem and did fairly well. I took some shots at 50/100 FL both live and online and succeded.

2008- Omaha and HU NL became my to primary games for the first half of the year. I was crushing. Printing money and withdrawing a lot. I didnt try to move much though which was probably a mistake. I was happy beating 2/4. I was playing a basic taylor caby HU style and winning a lot. I bought a house. Poker is awesome. One night I got drunk and played 200/400 FL online. Smart. I lost a lot, still my biggest single loss in one day. Playing stickman HU smashed is not a good idea apparently. My online role was hurt. I moved down and grinded HU and omaha for a bit and did okay for a few weeks. Eventually I drunkly donked off a bunch again playing 10/20NL and 25/50NL. Again smart. I withdrew my entire role and took a break. I made a two or three $600 deposits (the max for one day by CC) and busted the role each time.

Fall of 2008 I made a $500 deposit on cake poker since I was tired of stars. I went on a sick heater. The night I won a few thousand. I was mostly playing HU limit. I had my entire cake roll on the table most of that night. In a week I had a few more thousand and sat with a fish at 30/60 limit. I won about $7000 off him. I was set and had a real online role again.

I kept crushing in october and jumped right into 5/10 NL games despite not having played NL in a few months. I crushed. My cake account was up to $70000. I was playing 2 or 3 tables max mostly bumhunting the same 3 guys. My friend from the 30/60 FL was still giving me action as well and I probably ended up 30K up on him alone. I still was drinking to much though but I running like god and these three were awful. I even played the fish one night at 25/50 NL and beat up on him. I had more 100K in my account. WOW 100K!. In november I followed my friend to a 6max 100/200 FL game. I got destroyed. My friend left but I kept playing the sharks. I was three tabling HU 1/2 against a shark that night. I lost a lot. Again I became my own worse enemy. I was sick and withdrew almost my entire role for cake at the end of night since I didnt want to bust it again. I took another break.

2009- I decided to play online again. I no money on stars but on decent amount of FPPs. I ran up the FPPs playing sit-goes to a about thousand then rake back proed grinded mass tabling .5/1 FL games (fun). I switched to NL starting with .5/1 in mid January and mass tabled deciding SNE is a good idea (its not). I used a 50BB stragedy at first and did well. Depsite a few drunken spews. I used the new pokerstars responsible gaming feature (banning play above 2/4) this helped a lot. I moved it up a few times to 50/1 because I wanted to play occansionly in bigger soft FL games. This was a bad idea I drunk spewed far to often and put the feature back on. I would be okay for weeks at a time and decide I was okay enough to take it off and play higher again. Eventually I always did something stupid. The final straw is documented in the other thread....

Now does anyone have questions?

Lets try to leave out drinking discussion....

Last edited by joeyjoejoejr; Dec 01, 2009 at 1:47am.
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