I am a 25y old boy. I love all kinds of sports and since around 4years Poker, too. At begin, like most of us, i was a loosing player. In 2019 I was sick of loosing and started to watch vids on RIO, YT and Twitch. Not just a few, i really put in a lot of effort and it paid back: I began to win.
At begin of 2020 i realised that i have a lot of talent in Poker and that there is still a lot of money to be made (against all rumors) in the online poker scene. I quit my economy degree for that reason. Just a few months later i got 4th in the GG Master 150$ for 26k. Nice start!
It really helped my confidence to make it as a pro, to calm my parents and friends who were maybe worrying if i make it in Poker (as they have no clue of it and some of them might still think its a game of luck).
But it had also bad effects:
1. I continued grinding MTTs, even tho i actually wanted to focus on Cash Game. I lost a bunch of my winnings there.
2. MTTs fucked up my lifestyle as i was awake long nights etc.and tilted me way more than Cash Game for obvious reasons.
3. Got lazy in regards of studying etc. as i got "plenty" of money on the side.
I think my biggest opponent in Poker is myself. Without the discipline to warm up before every session, to meditate and workout every (2nd) day and to stay away from MTTs as my skills are definitely located in the Cash Games i can probably skip my Poker Career.
So, thats why I planned to start writing this Blog here on RIO. Here are my Goals:
1. Connect with people in the Poker Community
2. Keep track over myself and share with you guys if I keep the discipline to:
- warm up before every session
- to meditate daily
- to do some sports / workouts daily
- to update this Blog at least every 2nd Dday and share some intresting hands and results.
- study at least on hand in depth every day
3. BRM: I start with 2k --> NL100 (Rush n Cash on GG Poker)
5k --> NL 200
12.5k --> NL 500
25k --> NL1k
4. NO MTTs untill I hit 25k! (As they really fuck up my sleep schedule and the variance tilts me as well)
I am happy to welcome everyone who wants to join my journey :)
Oct. 12, 2020 | 2:55 p.m.
I chose GG Poker mainly because it was full of fishes when i started there (now more and more regs join...), customer support is way better than f.e. stars and i get 50% rakeback so in the end i probably pay the same amount of rake there compared to f.e. stars where i nearly get no rake back.
Thanks for the 2p2 post, tomorrow i will get my new computer and set up everything.
Today I played a bit - run pretty well and stacked some fishes.
Sadly i was very busy (organising computer and preparing my office) so I couldn't do too much Hand Review or anything like that, that I could share with you guys. In Future i want to share at least one or two interesting hands every day.
Result Today: +171$, Current BR: 2606$. Good Night.
P.S. your comment on why I play on GG Poker made me think about it. It sucks hard not being able to use HUDs and Trackers and i will probably start a 2nd BR Challenge on Stars as well where it will be easier to review Hands etc.
Feb. 19, 2020 | 3:27 a.m.
my name is Tim and i am 24years old.
I just broke up my economy studies in order to grind my way up to the top as a full time poker pro.
I would have had a good BR to grind on NL200 on GG Poker but I decided to cash out most of it and restart with 2k on NL50 just to have more on the side and have less variance.
I don't have really a goal where I want to be at the end of the year, as long as I ll make enough money to continue my dream.
I will be posting hands and updates every day and hope to learn also a lot from you guys.
Until now I ve been playing on my laptop which obv. really really bad and I couldn't use PIO at all. Tomorrow this will change as I will buy a good computer + monitor etc.
And here's already the first question: Which computer to recommend me to buy for mainly grinding + solving trees with PIO, so computer will be used mainly for Poker no other stuff.
Would be very thankful for any tips as I dont understand too much of computers...
Looking really forward to share my progress with you guys and move up the stakes very soon.
Current BR: 2'435$.
Feb. 17, 2020 | 7:37 p.m.
Hi, a month ago my friends account got freezed. PS argued that there is evidence that other people would use this account too - which is not true, anyways - he responded to all the questions that were asked and provided proofs etc.
Since then he hasnt heard anything anymore, they just said "we will inform you asap" - he wrote like 7 mails since then asking whats going on but PS doesnt respond him - since a month!!! He has also a good amount of money on the account - he s really desperate and doesnt know what to do anymore thats why i do this post - maybe someone of you guys know what to do now? is there any helpline or something? Because mailing doesnt seem to work with these guys...
Thanks for any tips.