January 31, 2011
I am a 21 year old student living in London, UK and I have played poker as a fairly serious hobby for about 5 years. Obviously when I started off at 16 I lost a little but I have gotten better until the present day where I am a winning player at my local 1/2 live game. In fact over the summer of 2010 I crushed the game and had something like two losing sessions in the 6 weeks I played almost ever day (see graph below). Before than I had been break even live and since I have lost about 1.5K. I think the reason as to why I was successful then where as before I was break even and since I have lost 7.5 buyins is because of stress to do with school. I go to a fairly prestigious university so the work load is quite intense and I have also been looking for jobs and the such so I have been relatively stressed out. Anyway I have also lost playing online since I was 16 (this could be anywhere from $1000 to $3000, I haven't really kept track) and I am sick of losing so I am going to take it as seriously as possible. I am going to play as much as possible, hopefully as much as 5000 hands per day by playing 0.05/0.10 Rush and grinding up to play the biggest rush games. I will also try and watch at least 1 video a day. Its time to put up or shut up and I want to be beating Rush poker. I am busy right now but I'll add further info later.
but cliff notes: February 2011 is going to be a good month.