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Join Date: Jun 29th, 2007
3 2008, greatness, and shittiness.
2008 started off great, on New years day, I finished 7th in the $11r 45k for $1,900. Just 6 short days later, I finished 5th in the same tournament for $2,800. Solid start to the year already. At this point, I was beginning to really feel good about my play. I remember thinking how good I felt I was. In all actuality, I was probably better then than I am now. But, I think alot of that has to ...
Published: May 25th, 2014
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2007
65 Diary of a Low Volume Grinder Part-9 $48.00 Needed for $100K Badge
Not much time to actually blog about my OPS Series ATM. But really looking forward to reaching $100K in tracked cashes tonight. For the entire 7 years I've been a member here, I never really actually thought I'd ever get it. I mean when I registered here pre-black Friday, Poker was just something to pass the time. I was still very much into other things at the time as well. Obviously the part I ...
Published: Sep 22nd, 2014
Join Date: May 10th, 2006
15 Keep the dream alive
So many of you know that I built a roll out of 50 bucks a few months ago.. Through hard work, dedication, and a lot of luck I grinded a roll out of it. Tonight was the culmination of all the sweat, tears, and heartache that I've poured into the game. Nothing but doubters and people thinking I'm a degenerate along the way. Without the support of many of you I wouldn't be where I am today. I ...
Published: Sep 12th, 2014
Join Date: Aug 6th, 2007
12 World Series of Poker Part Deux
After a decent first half of the WSOP (managed a cash in the Millionaire Maker) I headed home to North Carolina to spend a bit of time with the family and drink a few beers by the pool. It has been a great week of rest and relaxation, but it is time to get back to the Vegas house and get back on the grind. I head back tomorrow morning and will be there throughout the Main Event. I have 3 events ...
Published: Jun 23rd, 2014
Join Date: Aug 2nd, 2011
10 Chasing That First Big Live Score
I will be headed to Winstar later this month to play in River Series Event #1 ($350 - 300k Guarantee). I grind micro/low stakes tourneys online and have had some success in recent months thanks to studying the game via P5s, 2p2, and . I'm a decent live player with final table appearances on many daily tourneys and a 2nd place finish at a Beau Rivage event last year on top of a few thousand in ...
Published: Aug 4th, 2014
Join Date: Sep 16th, 2014
1 Succesful micro grinder, turned degen, turned low stakes MTT crusher, the story.
Signed up for this site yesterday as I was wondering why I had never made an account here. I am definitely seeing the perks :) > Have never written a blog before, however I have always enjoyed writing about myself and other topics. First off my name is Trent, I have been playing online poker since 2007, and I live 20 miles outside Los Angeles in a town called North Hollywood. I started out in ...
Published: Sep 17th, 2014
Join Date: Jan 30th, 2012
1 Ship it and ship it again
I wanted to share a new personal best. I shipped 2 mtts today! This is a first, I've never won two in one day and until recently was struggling to even make the final table. My previous results have been pretty average so I'm super excited to continue this good run and turn things around. My last few years have been largely unprofitable so it's great to finally be in the black with some great ...
Published: Jun 18th, 2014
Join Date: Sep 29th, 2008
1 Motivation
What's up guys! Recently, I've found some new motivation. I have to admit, first, that I really enjoy playing with you all (Carbon/Sportsbook). When I first started playing poker on Stars, years ago, I always wanted to have like people at my table that I see as a rival -- but in a good way. I always wanted to say, "damn, why did they move (insert your name) to my left". As of the last few ...
Published: Sep 2nd, 2014
Join Date: Oct 4th, 2010
3 Keep getting it in good but can't hold
Just getting back here to remind myself about some feelings regarding hands and pro advice. Waited for spots tonight in some of the small buy in tourneys on merge and got it in good in all. Each time I had my opponents completely dominated and couldn't come away from it with the best result. In talking to the more successful players, I am reassured that things will turn around and my bad luck ...
Published: May 6th, 2014
Join Date: Mar 5th, 2011
11 how easy is low stakes heads up? $50 to $1000 in a week
ok so this may be a bit extreme and perhaps unrealistic but I find beating these games pretty easy. I can constantly rebuild my roll focusing entirely on $7dollar hypers and the 10.50 super knockouts (these are awesome) you get 5 dollars for every victory and top 8 get paid with just under $400 if u bink one. I recently completed 100 to 2000 in 4weeks at these games. Obviously the knockout ...
Published: May 8th, 2014
Join Date: Apr 23rd, 2014
1 Wanted... Poker Players
Remember the good old days, when you could sign on to Party Poker, PokerStars or Full Tilt and buy into a $10 or $20 tournament and see a $20k first prize' This is the type of environment we could have again if states all shared player liquidity. On any given day, the two largest sites in NJ typically have less than 200 seats filled at all of their cash games, often this is 1/1000th of what ...
Published: May 15th, 2014
Join Date: Aug 10th, 2012
1 The working man's schedule
Like a lot of people, I have a day job. I love the game of poker and try to reserve time to play certain evenings or even on the weekends (especially sunday) all the while trying to make time for my girlfriend, who has been supporting of my passion for the game for the most part, understand my compulsion to play. I am not a professional so it is not easy to convince her that its more than just of ...
Published: Sep 9th, 2014
Join Date: Oct 6th, 2014
1 Getting back to the grind in 12 days !
Hi everyone, I have just join pocketfives after being a fan of the site for the past 2 weeks. I am from Montreal Canada but now located in Detroit Michigan for the past 4 months. I was here for a job training in electronics. That experience is the worst I ever had in my life. For the past 4 months I had to stop playing poker cause Pokerstars is closed in USA. I have played 3 tourneys on ...
Published: Oct 6th, 2014
Join Date: Dec 16th, 2013
1 Boycott Venetian During WSOP
With the WSOP just weeks away, I think its time that we have this conversation. As we all know, Sheldon Adelson and his coalition, Stop Net Gambling, has unleashed an all our war against online gambling, including poker, in all 50 states. We need to send him a message that we will not go down with out a fight. I am proposing an all out boycott from all of his properties starting now ...
Published: Apr 30th, 2014
Join Date: Jan 12th, 2007
218 Stir The Pot... One Drop...
It's funny... on the night I tweet: There's a slew of silly drama in the poker community. Let's not harbor it. #Ambassador — Tristan Wade (@TristanCre8ive) July 2, 2014 I return to blogging. You probably heard about Daniel Colman, I am not going to give an interview or explanations. I'm here for a reason. The same way Colman was on his way to winning over FIFTEEN (15) MILLION DOLLARS in ...
Published: Jul 2nd, 2014
Join Date: May 7th, 2014
1 Satellite Success
Hey all... I'm new to Pocket Fives, and I just love this site! It's so informative and educational! As a very low stakes player I have been learning and growing my game. I've just recently started giving Satellite tournaments a go and today I won a 1st stage Satellite for 0.25c at 888 poker, which led me to a $2.20 direct Satellite to the $22.00 Mega Dozen, kicking off in 4 hours. I ...
Published: May 18th, 2014
Join Date: Sep 2nd, 2014
1 Plan to make a living playing poker. I need the secret recipe for building a roll.
I guess I should tell a little about myself first. From around 2005 to 2008ish I made the majority of my living playing poker. I was very profitable, but had a problem with addiction that absorbed my profits. A good friend of mine gave me great advice that I should leave the game of poker for a while, get a college degree and then come back to play the game when I was more mentally prepared ...
Published: Sep 2nd, 2014