April 22, 2010
Hi, this is my first ever blog, so Iâ€™m just going to do some basic introductions.
Iâ€™m a 36yr old micro stakes nit from a place called Dalton in Furness in the UK. Dalton is in the North West of England, situated around 30 miles South of the beautiful Lake District. Its a small town and there isnâ€™t much of a local poker scene, so Iâ€™m mostly an online player apart from the occasional trip to Blackpool Casino and our weekly home game.
I have three fantastic children from a previous relationship and I am currently in a long term relationship with a wonderful lady.
I work as in a local detergent factory. Iâ€™m the Trade Union leader on site but when Iâ€™m not doing union work, my day job is as a lab technician. Its pretty damn boring but it pays more than most jobs in my area and it couldnâ€™t ever be described as hard work.
My poker addiction started around 7 years ago. I was introduced to the game by a friend, who wanted to pick up the $50 from 888.com for referring me. I got a free $25 too and soon blew it away in $2 sttâ€™s.
I was a losing player for a long time, definitely the first 3 to 4 years. I had no direction and generally just played whatever took my fancy with little to no regard for bankroll management or game selection. I was going through around $400 per month on average but it was my hobby and I was only spending money I could afford to lose.
Eventually, I got tired of losing and decided to make a concerted effort to improve my game. I joined the uk poker forum â€˜eatmystackâ€™ and from there, my game began to improve really quickly to the point where I soon became a relatively decent tournament player.
It was around 18 months ago that I decided to learn to play ring games. I subscribed to DC, bought HEM and started to have regular winning months. Since then though, I appear to have hit a brick wall. Iâ€™m pretty much stuck between crushing $20nl on the UK site Betfair and losing at $50nl and Iâ€™m currently in a cycle of building up my roll, taking a shot, losing and having to drop back down again.
So, that has brought you pretty much up to date with my poker story. I hope to update the blog regularly, not just with poker stuff but also with other random stuff that is going on in my life.
Thanks for reading
Take care and good luck