Everyone in the poker world, I am a newbie at poker blogging, but thank you to the platform that is PocketFives, I am able to record my thoughts and feelings towards my game and the game in general. My name is Adam and I'm 25 (old in the online poker world) but on a personal level I will be setting a goal starting beginning of June 1k - 5k challenge playing 10NL-25NL, with this I look to hopefully set up a stream on twitch in the future, which by the way is a fantastic addition in terms of poker training/advise/thought process from experienced players, easywithaces in particular, MTT/SNG grinder who is great from the channel in my opinion and responses to every question that followers ask, so good job and keep up the good work. The top pros, such as Elky are getting in on the action also with high stakes tourney, bringing you closer to their world, which any poker player could ever dream of. From my experience, I feel that from when I started in 2009, the edge has become smaller now especially in holdem in my opinion and making it harder to make a grind due to the amount of info out there on all types of games. The uphill battle is tough, but the first thing you need to think of is 'do I enjoy the game? if so am I willing to learn more? From a personal view I have said yes to both when considering whether to continue with poker, but how am I going to go about this and I am finally realising what poker is for me, its a business, a way to make money in the long term and to get as many hands in as possible to gain the experience needed. I have already completed 21k hands in 6 days 3-4 tabling 10NL and I am gold ranking on full tilt. I would recommend to anyone that whats to play cash games and I have learn this from previous experience to get a a rakeback deal to make cash gaming profitable. The goal is to go from 1k-5k as I have mentioned, but its not to withdraw this, its important to separate poker money and life money, I know it has been mentioned in bankroll management videos, but I can not highlight enough that this needs to be the case, I put my hands up I am guilty of mixing the two, but this is the road for learning and developing my game, trying new things and properly reviewing hands in the process, which will give me the extra '10%' to my game. LESSON OF THE DAY: VOLUME=REDUCED VARIANCE=SMALL/STEADY PROFIT, NOTE TO SELF!!!! I would love anyone to comment for more advice and also people to chat hands with at the same or similar levels.
Good Luck at the tables.