I have been playing poker for about 10 years, casually and for fun when I first started as I'm sure most of us did. But ever since I started, I obviously wanted to win but struggled to get anything going. I played every sport in high school and had a competitive spirit but something was missing. I wanted to be the best player at the table, but my actions and life I lived didn't back that up. I had a drinking problem for about 6 of those years, was out of shape, didn't get proper exercise or nutrition. I smoked two packs a day. I hung out with losers. And I was a loser! Two years ago, I DECIDED that I was going to take my poker playing more serious, so I decided to quit drinking for starters, for good; and I think life rewarded me as I met a wonderful woman who has stuck by my side since day one. One year ago, I quit smoking. Another big step. Today, I took another big step in inching closer to becoming the world class player I really want to become, and joined Run It Once Training! I am super excited to begin learning from some of the best in the world, gaining new insights into this great game, and eventually show the world I can play with the best.