I've never had my own blog before, but I've decided that I may as well start one. Seems as though it's a prerequisite to being good at poker, so this appears to be the next logical step. I play almost exclusively micro/small stakes tourneys and mtt sng's, more so on full tilt than anywhere else. I've been playing online for the last 2 years fairly seriously, building from nothing like a nit.
I'm a 22 year old college student who took a year off of school after my second year, and pretty much used that time to learn how to play. Since then, I've essentially paid for my drinking habits, which are ample, through poker winnings, while taking shots buying pieces of other players in big tourneys and running bad in those ventures.
I had really just been awaiting a score so that I could move up, but it just didn't seem to be coming. I had a period during this past summer where I got really deep in at least one 1000+ runner tournament per session for about 2 weeks, only to have nothing come of it and actually ended up losing money over that span. This kind of hurt, considering that I was not working during the summer away from college since I know I'm good enough to make enough money to pay for what I need to pay for school and just haven't gotten the results. I had built up some sort of hatred form for tourneys and decided that I wasn't going to play a single mtt (other than sundays obv), and instead just concentrate solely on 90 man KO's on ftp, and did so with pretty good success. Instead of cashing out the money that I needed to pay off my school and rent for the year, I chose to buy pieces of friends and 2p2'ers for FTOPS and WCOOP tourneys, as well as WSOP and WSOPE, only to have my money run bad and completely brick everything and lose like $2k on staking ventures alone, beyond running poorly myself. I suppose I could have been smarter with my cash, but heh.
I obtained a stake on UB from a friend about 4 weeks ago, and have proceeded to bubbleboy everything since then. Just today I have a 10th and an 11th, as well as taking 6th in a 6 max tourney yesterday after coming in to the FT 1/6 and busting 6th on back to back coolers 2 hands in, as well as 3 or 4 money bubblings thrown in there on a few other sites.
I had hardly played anything over the last 2 weeks due to schoolwork and having some friends visit for a kegger. Things ended up getting a little hazy, but at one point I was walking down the street with a beer on my way to a bar and got stopped by a policeman who issued me a $450 fine for open liquor, which sucked, but it was my own fault for being an alcoholic idiot, so whatever. I suppose that now that I'm done all this school work that was holding me back from playing over the last few weeks, plus the fact that I'm pretty life busto beyond my FTP account, I'm finally going to be able to grind over the next while (which is part of the reason why I'm starting this blog to begin tracking my progress through this next while, which is something I've never really done all that great of a job of doing) and be able to focus on crushing souls, despite the fact that they're going to be souls of the micro variety.