An aspiring poker pro writing about his journey to the top.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


My online adventure has turned out to be a grueling one for the last couple months. My new approach to the online game has me primarily playing large MTT tourneys with a couple S&Gs here and there. The majority of these tournaments tend to go very well and after 3-4 hours of playing I reach the money or have been busted from a typical bad beat story. Overall I have been playing well. You would think I would be ecstatic with these results, but alas this is not at all the case.

I have only shipped 1 of 40 or so larger field tournaments and not final tabled any other. Sure I ship the odd 9 player S&G but the majority of the tournaments I have been cashing I have not been able to close. I am finishing in the top 10% but can’t seem to break through a wall that is preventing me from a decent or big score. The tournaments I seem to get sucked out on are the larger buy-ins which tend to be tighter and suit my game but inevitability are costly. As a result my bankroll is a bit of a yo-yo with ups and downs that overall leave me right where I started and after playing hours of tournaments to show little profit I find myself exhausted. So what do I need to do to break through? I will be analyzing my late game play, going through my hand histories and seeing if I need to do something to change my late tournament game to get better results.

It has been a frustrating couple months in this regard but overall I am happy with the amount I have learned and am continuing to learn. I know eventually I will break through and start to rack up the larger cashes. But for now I will grind it out and play on until those days are finally here. Hopefully it is soon because the WCOOP is coming up ;).

The Ninja

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