I fell In love with NLHE poker when…(888 forum – blog of the month competition)
I fell in love with NLHE poker when I was in high school. I started to play after my brother showed me online poker. It looked fun and when I understood it was possible to win money in free roll tournaments, I loved it and played nearly every day after school.
After winning one of the first freerolls I played I loved the excitement of going deep in a poker tournament. I won several 30-cent prizes in free-roll tournaments. When I had $2.00, I started to play the lowest micro-level cash games and built a bankroll from that. After a year and a half, I had $4,000 in my bankroll and played NL$50 constantly winning. Then one black day in 2008 this site closed down after a cheating scandal, and I lost everything but $50 that I had on another site. I remember clearly how frustrated I was. The knowledge was my biggest gold mine though and I learnt to be very patient while building a BR.
Then I transferred my last $50 to PKR and started all over again, this time with two buy-ins on NL$25. I played full ring, the game was very soft and I continued winning more than 20 to 100 big blinds after climbing up the stakes.
I used strict bankroll management, put in a lot of hours and after another year, I had $60,000 in my bankroll. This was encouraging and I decided to try playing poker full time after finishing high school in 2009. I After another year grinding mid-stake cash games, PKR contacted me and I was given the opportunity to be a Team Pro in 2010. It was also the same year as I started to play live poker. After four fantastic years with PKR I took a new step in my poker carrier signing with 888poker April 2014, the fastest growing poker site in the world. I’ve been an ambassador for 888poker for nearly a year now and really enjoy it.
I play around 25 live tournaments per year including the WSOP but so far I’ve seen my live cashes as an extra bonus. Online cash games has always been my bread and butter in poker. Today I mainly play online tournaments on weekends and multi table 6-max at the mid-stakes cash game tables on 888poker which still are my bread and butter in poker.
I’ve also played some home games with my brothers and friends at home. There is no soft play or mercy in my family. We are very competitve and always try to bust each other! :p