Friday, October 16, 2009

Nice change

If you want to make enemies, try to change something -Woodrow Wilson

Well, my good run has lasted far longer than I expected, and in fact it's still going strong! In the last 3 weeks I've suffered only 2 losing sessions for less than $400 summed. For the month I'm averaging a 13.5BB/100 winrate and a lovely $2k over EV. So I really cannot complain at all at the moment, and am enjoying being able to put lots into my savings account for a potential future mortgage.

I realise it's again been a while since I last posted anything, but I have been quite busy of late. Not only does my kungfu continue apace, but I've also started learning parkour or free-running with these guys, and have been doing a little organisation of a stag weekend. That, along with an incredibly entertaining and addictive show known as The Wire have kept me pretty well occupied. And let's not forget the demanding hours that being a professional poker player entails. ;)

Anyway, I was thinking of doing a series of posts under the theme of Becoming/Being a Professional Online Poker Player. I know there are like a million how-to guides out there from really well known players, but as always this is as much for my benefit as anyone else, and hopefully hearing it from someone who wasn't playing from when they were 6 or who went from micro to nosebleed stakes in 2 years might be of use to lots of people. I was planning to break it down into the following categories:

  • Understanding the game
  • Enjoying the game
  • Learning patience
  • Being adaptable
  • Limiting financial risk

Are there any other categories that would be useful to anyone? Drop me a comment and I can certainly accommodate.

Anyway, hope all is well in life and at the tables, and I sincerely hope that you have a good run of luck too. After all, it makes a helluva nice change.


Anonymous said...

You might want another category ;'Support Network of fellow players to discuss hands with etc, esp important when running bad!!'

Malfaire said...

just stumbled upon your blog and am really enjoying it. i'd love to see a guide like this, it would definitely be useful and appreciated. any word on whether you think it's a "go"?

Martynp said...

I would defiinately like to read a guide like this. I would like to see a category on "dealing with the work/life balance"

I find it interesting to hear how players deal with sitting on their own all day and not having as much interaction with other people.

Look forward to reading more of your blog.

SubZero said...

Good shout Martynp, think balancing work/life is v important and def worthy of a category. Stay tuned.