The first blog entry about my poker career can be found here: http://voss1313.livejournal.com/593.html If you haven’t read those blogs, I suggest you do before this.
Before Black Friday, I was playing 95% on Absolute poker. I would play a little rush poker on full tilt with some success. But my bread and butter game was still 6max SNGs. I was 10-18 tabling 300 chip tourneys and 1500 chip tourneys. Buy-ins were ranging from $24s to $565. The regs on AP had so many leaks during push/fold and post flop. It was just free money on there. One of the only players I respected was foldements, who is river prayer on stars. A couple other top 6max SNG players that I respected would come and go. Besides that is was bad regs and fish. After a month or so playing on there, it became an easy decision where to play. Their reputation scared me a little bit, but they had the best VIP service around. Here is my profit pre bonuses:
These are the current sharkscope rankings. I wish I got a snapshot of them on Black Friday because I was 20th overall it total profit this year.
One of my biggest accomplishments in poker was a 2 month long rake race absolute poker held. The race had $530,000 paying out to the top 500 players. 1st place paid out $25,000 2nd-$22,000 3rd-$20,000 I lead the race the whole time besides the last day. I misread the ending day and was thinking the race was lasting 60 days and not 61 days. So I was passed on the last day and had a bit of a freak out. But a fellow poker friend took 3rd and we had a deal to chop whatever place we ended up. So I took home $21,000 and a spot in OnlinePokerPro Magazine.
Here is the link to the article: http://www.onlinepokerpromagazine.com/component/content/article/51-aug-2009/1419-cover-story.html
This was a great experience and great exposure. Overall Poker has treated me very well and I am very grateful for all that has happen to me. I will continue playing poker as long as I can. My next post I will talk about options post black friday. I will also share my results so far post black friday.
Hope all is well,
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