This is my first ever attempt at writing a blog so hopefully it wont be complete trash.I'm writing this blog mainly for myself as I'm not expecting many people to read it unless I pull a Brian Townsend and jump from .25/.50c to 50/100 in six months which I highly doubt will happen.I suppose I will start off with my poker story.I'm from Dublin,Ireland and I first got into poker when I was about seventeen.I played some 20 euro re-buy games in some pubs around my area and played a weekly 10 re-buy game in my house with friends.
When I turned eighteen I went to the casino in Dublin and final tabled their Sunday 30 freezeout for like 70 euro and later during the week I played the 1/2 cash game there, cashing out for about 550 after buying in for 100.Since then Ive been pretty much hooked and spent the next two years in the casino playing tourneys and cash games having one particularly good summer when I won about five grand.I didn't really get into Internet poker until last summer. I was traveling around Europe but had to go home a week early due to a really fucked up virus that I got.I had a bit of money on victor chandler and noticed that there were qualifiers to a tournament in Macau,China.It was for the 25Th of August which was my 21st birthday so I thought it would be pretty cool if I could win a trip.I qualified for the super satellite were the top three out of eighty won a package.I luck-boxed that and was off to China.
The trip to China was a real eye opener.Getting to see and play with players like Doyle Brunson,John Juando and Johnny Chan was amazing.The tournament went OK,I was one of the chipleaders going into the last hour of day 1 but then made some big errors particularly one hand were I called a re-raise with AK off for about a quarter of my stack when it was obvious he had queens plus.On day 2 I couldn't really get things going and busted about ten places short of the money.When I got home I came 2nd in a $7 re-buy for a about $1000,I had also joined cardrunners at around that time.With that $1000 I started to grind .25/.50c and quickly got it up to $2000.I then moved up .50/1c and hit a heater to get it up to about $3500 then the downswing happened.I lost about $2500 and withdraw the other $1000 because I was truly sick of poker at the stage.
I didn't play Internet poker again until about February of this year.I grinded .10/.20c with a $400 bankroll.I quickly got it up to $1000 were I played .25/.50c.This time it took me a little while longer but I eventually got it up to $ 2000 then I moved up .50/1c .I struggled again and lost eight buy-ins on one of the days,I then preceded to tilt away my remaining roll over the next couple of days.As the title of the blog says this is my last chance of giving internet poker a shot.I think Ive learned lessons from my previous two attempts.I was 8 tabling sometime playing 10 tables just trying to get in as many hands as possible without focusing properly on my my opponents.This time round I'm only going to play between 4 and 6 table and concentrate on improving my win-rate.I am also going to have strict bankroll management,instead of 20 buy-ins I'm going to have 40 buy-ins starting at .25/50.I am going to be playing on full tilt were I have signed up for rakeback and have the $600 deposit bonus to clear.My goals over the next couple of months are to play for 30 hours a week and initially win $500 a week.I also want to have a bankroll on a number of sites and want to establish myself as a .50/1c and possibly a 1/2 regular.Final note saw the hangover its funny!