RL First Name: Bogdan
Status: having a few prospects
Occupation: working on my PhD in biofuels
Location: Ploiesti, Romania
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): Steaua Bucharest/ french fries/ cycling/ reading/ soccer/ poker...
Random Fact: I am 1.80 meters tall
DC member you wish you could meet: anybody from Romania, close to my city.
RL First Name: Dewey
Status: Married to an Awesome Wife with an awesome 3-year old.
Occupation: Retired Automotive Finance Manager, Sherpa
Location: Robbins Ridge, Florida
Favorite: Tampa Bay Bucs, Steak, Chicken Wings, Star Wars, Books, Death Cab for Cutie, The Beatles.
Sang and played guitar/piano in a shoegazer/indie rock band for 4 years. Writing songs in a group was awesome, but I had horrible stage fright (the irony) and quit playing live. However, I still write songs and have around 70 songs just sitting around waiting to record at the home studio I'm building.
I also worked at Jaws:The Ride @ Universal Studios Florida. It changed my life.
DC member you wish you could meet: You
RL First Name: Greg
Status: Living with my girlfriend
Location: Austin, TX
Favorite band: The Replacements
Random Fact: I work for a company that makes Dunder Mifflin and Initech look normal and competent.
DC member you wish you could meet: I have no idea. Anyone?
RL First Name: Ken
Occupation: Poker player
Location: Cambridge, UK
Favorite TV show: Arrested Development
Random Fact: Bears eat beets.
DC member you wish you could meet: A lot of you guys are cool, though my favourite coaches are probably DD, DJ, Vanessa and Joe Tall just because they contributed a lot to my game.
Didn't realize I never posted in this thread...
Forum Name: Chazb0t
Current stakes: 25NL
Occupation: Unemployed Financial Advisor/Investment Advisor and Stock Broker
Time Zone: US Eastern (GMT - 5)
About Me: Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Moved to New Jersey 10 years ago. Graduated College in 2007 with a Bachelor's in Management. Got hired right out of school by an independent boutique investment firm worked on wall street for a year, it was like the movie boiler room except a little more legit, we actually sold real stocks not fake ones. Realized I hated it there and the daily grind of a sales job, cold calling, etc... Quit that job.
Got hired by Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor, it was basically the exact same thing except with a bigger name, less cold calling, more types of investment products, bigger monthly goals and quotas, same job satisfaction(0), 60+ hour weeks, coming in on Saturdays, 4 hour daily commute(FML). Got laid off in January. Best thing that ever happened to me.
Didn't discover poker until after college, wasted money on $1 SNGs and 2NL for a couple years. Found DC in the beginning of 2009, made barely any posts, watched a couple videos. Studied for the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam from Feb 09 to June 09. June 2009, is when the full time pokering began. I have learned more in 2 months with DC than 2 years without it.
Deposited $600 on FTP, starting 8 tabling 2NL, crushed it for 100bb/100 hands, did the same thing at 5nl. Tubasteve told me to stop being an idiot 8 tabling and play 4 tables and to move up to 10NL bc i had 75 buy-ins, and to play at least 10k hands at 10NL. I am now at 25nl. Bankroll is around $850+. Graduated TubaSteve and Ybother's Whack'Em Course.
Looking to climb Mount Robusto
Occupation: Waiter, and on the side I am teaching myself Journalism. It's going alright but I do have difficulty in explaining to people why I've just been at the library when I don't actually go to Uni. I hope to earn enough from poker one day to make being a journalist sustainable. We'll see.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Favorite TV show: Dexter.
Random Fact: I am opposed to the idea of space tourism.
nice. have you checked out River Rock or Edgewater yet? I'm going to head over to Edgewater next weekend i believe.
Cant, Im 18, Im to lazy to get a fake and Ill prolly lose money live anyway so Im just gonna wait it out till February when I can use my American ID (I can invert the month/day section since the American and Canadian Gov IDs are different, and fortunately both my numbers are under 10 lol)
RL First Name: Michael
Status: married. Two kids
Location: Denmark, Europe
Favorite Stuff: Guitar Playing, Chelsea FC fan (soccer FTW ), Music: Tool, APC, Snoop Dogg and other groovy stuff.....
Random Fact: Bacon is the shiznit
DC member you wish you could meet: Improva, guess he lives in Denmark too, so why not!
RL First Name: MicheÃ¡l
Status: In a relationship for almost 2 years
Occupation: College student
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): Sportsteam - Liverpool FC, Food - anything spicy, place - San Francisco, apart from that pretty much all I think about is poker.
Random Fact: I'm so indecisive that I can't pick one.
DC member you wish you could meet: jk3a, Wilt on Tilt, KRANTZ. If I go back to San Francisco I'd like to meet DJ Sensei.
Hey all giving the free trial a go.
NL hold'em player
Only play one table at a time.
Learning to put people on hands and play the player.
Started playing a mix at first: FR ring / sit & goes / tournaments.
Did so so at ring games.
won a lot of sit & goes.
Cashed for small amounts in a few tournaments.
Got bored with sit & goes.
Decided to play just ring games and focus on the foundation of my game.
I read a few books.
Did poker VT for a while but left because of the lack of cash game stuff.
Poker VT was well worth the money.
Started getting some coaching as well.
RL First Name: Tom
Status: whatever i can get
Occupation: poker player
Location: SF bay area, California
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): 9ERS!!! sushi, all non-runt dogs. have a staffy
Random Fact: am an "elder" in the tricking community. shameless plug to old website here - www.yellwboy.com
DC member you wish you could meet: WAKE UP EMIL
RL First Name: Andrew
Occupation: No offical title. I work with my brother at an Australian version of Netflix.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Favorite Seafood: Octopus
Random Fact: I am ambidextrous in Cricket, an MST3k fan and have 2 brothers that also play poker.
DC member you wish you could meet: Everyone seems cool.