I have played online poker since 2004 and have played professionally since June of 2006. I started out like everyone else, making the occasional deposit into random poker sites and losing the money – usually overnight. Out of frustration, I decided to do a little research and find out if it was possible to win at poker. A couple books later and I was able to grow a $250 deposit into a proper bankroll for the .10/.25 ($25 buyin) no-limit games and bring in a steady profit.
A year later I was playing .5/1.00 ($100 buyin) no-limit at a another site when I finally decided I would try to move up to the highest stakes possible and make a real living at this game. A month later I was playing the .10/.25 no-limit games again Needless to say I failed miserably at my first moving up attempt. It was after this downswing that I became motivated to learn as much as possible and make a real go at this game.
In June of 2006 I was back up to the 1.00/2.00 ($200 buyin) no-limit games playing 8-tables at a time and maintaining a $50/hour win rate. At this time, I was working at a dead end fast food job for $7.00/hour and becoming increasingly discontent with my job. Finally a confrontation with my boss in front of some customers led me to walk out of the job without even giving a two weeks notice. I was now a professional poker player.
It was a poorly planned transition but I was very lucky to run super hot after quitting my job. Within a week my bankroll had grown to $8,000 and I was taking shots at the 2.00/4.00 ($400 buyin) no-limit games. I ran hot at the 2.00/4.00 no-limit games and moved up to 3.00/6.00 ($600 buyin) no-limit the very next week. Soon, I was playing 5.00/10.00 ($1,000 buyin) no-limit and killing it! The month I quit my part-time $7/hour, $500 a month job, I earned $40,000 playing online poker in my underwear. Ok, I wasn’t really in my underwear the whole time.
Ever since then, I have been a professional poker player.
About the Site
This site is completely dedicated to making you a better no limit hold em poker player. The strategy found at this site is intended for people of all skill and experience levels. Whether you want to learn the basic strategies of winning poker or you simply want to improve your win rate, this site has you covered.
Every single word of this site has been written to improve your no limit poker game. In fact, it’s true that anyone can become a steady winner. Additionally, anyone with extra dedication can become a big winner in poker. All it takes is dedication. All of the rest will come – the deep understanding of poker theory, the bigger games, the huge bankroll – once there is proper dedication.
Although the strategy found at this site can apply to all no-limit games and tournaments, the focus of this site is to provide strategy for shorthanded no-limit games.
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Thank you and good luck at the tables,
Why Does SmackinYaUp look like such an idiot?
Because he never plans for Halloween until October 31st and has to rummage around in his closet for a bunch of crap to throw together at the last minute. I knew those work clothes would come in handy some day. Man, I can still remember the days when I actually had to wear this stuff every day to work (minus the ridiculous hat and sunglasses). This was probably my scariest Halloween costume yet.
If you read and heed my words, maybe one day you too can say that the only time you wear work clothes is on Halloween!