$100 to a million in 3 years

Monday, June 04, 2007

Today i have officially given up online poker.

I absolutely detest it, played a few of the majors last night and still couldn't get remotely interested in it. So much so that i shoved all in every hand on the 3 tourneys i was in when i finally decided to fuck it off, i had reasonable stacks in two but i really just couldn't face several more hours of it.

I am starting a business with a friend hopefully and i'd like to give that a lot of my spare time to try and make a go of it.

I will still play live whenever i can and purely for entertainment and the competition rather than as a serious money making venture.

I have actually learnt a lot about myself trying to do this, i think as little as 3/4 years ago i could have pulled it off but i've changed in that i don't like/can't justify sitting for hours on end at the screen while the world passes me by.

Wannabe poker pros remember that very few players actually make it to the big time, less than 1% i'd say. With the wealth of info resources available to a budding poker player now, if you haven't started to earn enough to live on inside 3 years you should forget any notion of trying to be a pokerstar, IT AIN'T HAPPENING.

Have fun with it, use your expendable income trying to sattelite into big events and get on tv etc. Really just enjoy it and stop making it such a grind on yourself.

Fuck poker forums - don't waste your lives unless you are researching - they are full of morons, objectionable pedants, obnoxious cunts and the odd decent soul.

Remeber in all things you do online to do with poker that someone is trying to make some money off you, learn to recognise the money grabbing fuckers and object (that means you suffolkpunch).

I'd like to say it's been emotional but it hasn't really, the poker has just been dull at least i found out that i couldn't do it seriously probably a lot quicker than i would plodding along semi seriously.

Thanks to the 7,000+ people who happened to read some of my waffle.

Good Luck all. in your future endeavours, fare thee well.

(i withdrew the roll and booked a rocking holiday in south america for me and the mrs so that is one very big +)

5 Comments:

  • Good luck for the future. Was always one of my favourite reads. Give me a shout if you ever start it up again.
    Paul

    By Blogger Ukgatsby, At 1:42 PM  

  • Sorry to see you throw in the towel.

    Any plans on random updates of the blog with a few rants from time to time?

    By Blogger Yorkshire Pudding, At 3:19 AM  

  • I've kept checking back but it looks like "you ain't comin' home"

    All the best in whatever you do, good luck with the business and i have enjoyed reading your patter.

    If you make a comeback please let me know via my blog.

    Abientot
    Dan

    By Blogger DJC, At 1:29 PM  

  • thanks gents, i think you were my hardcore following, he he.

    Can't see me starting again although i did play some online poker last night, eek. Played $5/$10 plo on stars going halves with a friend and drinkin quite a few beers. We ran great and booked a $6.9k win from a $2k buy in.

    It was fun.

    The game was so bad it was amazing, 2 good players besides us at the table and the rest were just shortstack hit and runners or total donks. We sat on the sidelines and swooped in whenever we got the goods and got paid relentlessly.

    One guy actually called with ace high and no serious draw when i check raised on the flop for nearly $450, incredible.

    I may have a rant occasionaly, so drop in every now and then.

    Gl at the tables, and congrats on the win gatsby

    By Blogger toyzzz, At 7:15 AM  

  • thanks gents, i think you were my hardcore following, he he.

    Can't see me starting again although i did play some online poker last night, eek. Played $5/$10 plo on stars going halves with a friend and drinkin quite a few beers. We ran great and booked a $6.9k win from a $2k buy in.

    It was fun.

    The game was so bad it was amazing, 2 good players besides us at the table and the rest were just shortstack hit and runners or total donks. We sat on the sidelines and swooped in whenever we got the goods and got paid relentlessly.

    One guy actually called with ace high and no serious draw when i check raised on the flop for nearly $450, incredible.

    I may have a rant occasionaly, so drop in every now and then.

    Gl at the tables, and congrats on the win gatsby

    By Blogger toyzzz, At 7:16 AM  

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