Firstly, I'm hoping that it's OK for me to start a new thread?
A couple of years ago I created a thread named "A Losing Thread", which was an account of my exploits in, what I believed to the trappiest tournaments on the schedule; the daily mini's.
Unfortunately, changes to life and business meant I could no longer dedicate any regular time slots to poker so, naturally, the
I know some forums have rules about starting multiple threads, with such crimes infuriating militant admin, however, I'm pretty sure it'll be no problem here?
Why am I back, anyway? Lockdown, obviously.
As we all know, lockdown has brought players of ranging ability (back) to online poker and I'm one of those to crawl out of the
woodwork and I'm playing poker regularly for the first time in over ten years.
For the majority of the 00's, I played 40+ hours a week alongside my current business with the latter ultimately forcing "serious" poker out of my life over a decade ago.
I've had spells of playing since, including on here, but despite always playing to win, the main objective of any brief comebacks was always entertainment. That could fall into the guise of many situations; due to missing the game, relieving boredom or simply a way to blow off steam after a stressful day elsewhere - which anyone who has witnessed by awful £5/10/20 NLHE spin-up game will testify.
Matters are a little different with this spell, though. Having something to occupy my time was a big factor but, being unable to make money with my main business during this time, money is also a main motivation.
Now, I'm not looking to, or even suggesting that I will, "make a living" with this project, but there is an aim to make a modest profit, just to keep things ticking over until we are released from our shackles.
I'm five weeks in and I am in profit (although 100% of which came in the first fortnight), I won't go into details as I don't want to be accused of boasting about my impressive hourly rate (sarcasm). Incidentally, in a rallying morale-boosting speech the other night, my other-half pointed out that I would've earned much more per hour working in McDonalds. I pointed out that she'd totally embarrassed herself as, due to their current closure, it would actually be impossible to achieve that presently. It's the little victories that keep you going within relationships. I chuckled to myself and replayed my comeback in my head as I ground out £17 profit over the following four hours.
As someone who often scrolls through their own Tweets, I was keen to start a thread to accompany my return to the fray. I decided against continuing my previous thread revolving around the daily minis. We all know they are a minefield and with variance though the roof at the moment (translation: lockdowners keep calling my 4-bet bluffs with second-pair), I'm not sure it would make for an entertaining thread.
While tales of woe and self deprecation have their merits, there is a line, and continuous updates of "Out. 915th of 1159. No hands of note" may prove tiresome.
For three main reasons, I decided to make this a thread about the £1,000 Mega Stack (£5.50 - Friday/Saturday 20:25).
1. It's a non-bounty deepstack, so we should see some play and hands of note to discuss.
2. I believe I have a decent record in this so far (will check history and confirm), which hopefully means updates of good and bad.
3. It only runs on a Friday and Saturday night and, currently, this is the only way I have of working out when it's the weekend.
Comments are always welcomed as well as discussion and advice on hands - I'm nowhere near the player I was, and the game is not the same as it was back in the day, so I'll need all the help I can get!
LIVE UPDATE: I've already lost 5% of my stack after the first 90 seconds of tonight's tournament.
Wish me luck!