Monday, 15 August 2011

My Ladder of Hope

I have been thinking about how I can motivate myself to go forwards in pursuit of live game success.

I understand that my personality and the value I place on my bankroll can hold me back when I should be pushing on. I need to devise a method of tracking my progress as well as giving myself targets to achieve so that I don't become stagnant and satisfied with lower levels of success.

So I am formulating, what I call, my Ladder of Hope.

I will be starting on the first rung of the ladder as a Poker Wannabe and I will outline clear goals that allow me to reach a certain rung of the ladder.

So far I have the levels as follows, with some of my initialy thought out targets.

WANNABE - Where I am now!

Bronze - Live Bankroll = £1,000
Silver - Finish in top 50% in local tournament (e.g. Dusk Till Dawn)
Gold -
Bronze - Live Bankroll = £2,500
Silver -
Gold - Cash in a local tournament
Bronze - Live Bank Roll = £5,000
Silver -
Gold - Cash in a National Side Event (e.g. GUKPT side event)
Bronze -
Silver - Final Table Local Tournament
Gold- Cash in a National Event (e.g. GUKPT)
Silver -
Gold - Final Table National Side Event
Gold -
Gold - Win National Event, Cash in an International Event
Gold - Final Table International Event
SUPERSTAR - Win an International Event

This is still pretty much work in progress in thinking out what goals I want where, and I will probably add more goals as I think of them ... but you get the idea.

More when I have this sorted out a little better.

Until next Time

Keep it Tight!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Making it in the Live Arena

As a Poker Wannabe I have wanted to break onto the live poker scene for a long time. I have always wanted to be able to rub shoulders with the big names in the game and to pit my wits against a multitude of lesser known good players. -

I want to be challenged rather than grind out 400 SnG's a month for a small profit.-

I want to be drawn to the big prizes and exposure that the live arena has to offer a recognised poker player.-

I have decided that the time to start along this path is NOW!-

I understand that I will probably lose more than I will win - unless I really can make it. That is a price that I will have to pay to find out.-

I know I am not starting from the bottom. I have won local casino tournaments and have won in Vegas in the hotel daily buy ins. I also think I have a better than average grasp of the game ... but this is how I see me ... am I good enough to do it in the real world?-

So starting at the end of August I will be trying to build a live bank roll in which I intend to find out ... -

Rise ...-

or -

Fall ...-

It will be posted here.-

Until Next Time-

Keep it Tight!