Taking Poker Seriously?

I have played poker a lot over the years. I mean a lot. I used to be pretty good at it. Good enough to consider giving up work at one point.

However, I decided I was better off dedicating myself to a real career which would be stable and stand me in good stead for the rest of my life.  Plus, I was getting bored too. It was becoming formulaic and felt like a job.

In retrospect, I don’t think I should have given poker up. I think I could have made a decent income from it, even as side income. And it probably got boring because I kept on playing at low stakes.

I have decided to give it a go again.

The aim will be to build-up a decent bankroll so that I can enter sizable tournaments. Ones that have a very good payout if successful ($10,000 or more).

With the aim in mind, I have come up with the following objectives:

  • Develop short-stack and final table skills by playing “Sit and Go” tournaments
  • Develop deep stack skills by playing cash games
  • Play one  big tournament for 5% of  my bankroll every week

My starting bankroll is $70.25. It’s from a PokerStars account that I have left over from a few years ago.

Here I go….