So I hit 1000 posts after only being here like ummm forever. I took a long hiatus from posting after I stopped working at a job where I was at a computer all day. But I have rediscovered my love for this community in the last month or so and am getting back into the swing of things. I only wish I hadn't missed so many great things that have happened here and missed meeting some of the finer folks on here. It was a nice surprise to come back and still see so many familiar faces here and how much hasn't changed. Also wonderful to see how successful some of our members have become.I think my greatest posts were some of my last before my hiatus. I started my I'm going to TP/MM thread which was wonderful and full of good advice and well wishes. TP/MM post
Then I wrote a trip report from the spring 2006 Foxwoods WPT event where I had a great trip and was off to a wonderful start. Foxwoods Trip Report
The trip report I never wrote was that May I went to Vegas and put on a clinic in running bad and poor bankroll management. I started the trip by waking up still on east coast time my first day at 4:30am and heading to the Bellagio. Only limit game running at that hour was 15/30 I sat down to 5 handed heaven and was up 500 in like 30 minutes. Then the 30/60 started and i headed there and had the same love and was up $2000 for the day by lunch time. Then I moved it on up to the 40/80 mixed game and that was the end. I never booked another win for 10 days. I'm sorry I could be the worst poker player in the world but should be able to win 1 out of 25 sessions, so while I'm sure I started playing poorly I definitely ran pretty awful. Highlights included making the 10 handed final table of the daily at the bellagio 2nd in chips, 9 get paid. I get all-in preflop with the chip leader holding AA to his AQ board goes turn Q river Q first place was $15K 10th was a $20 a man $180 consolation prize. Playing a super at the Mirage for the WPT event and busting on hand 2 with AA vs. David Pham's JJ. Going 50/50 partners with my buddy in the 75/150 O8 at the Bellagio and not winning half or all of a single pot for 2 hours. So after 10 days in Vegas I was down $15,000 which was a very large chunk of my roll.After that I really struggled keeping my head just above water. Then in July I final tabled a tourney in the summer open at the Borgata and one a $2000 WSOP sattelite on Tilt for a prelim event. So with my roll starting to improve I headed back to Vegas to play mostly cash, one WSOP event, and no intention of playing the ME. Well I got there and caught ME fever. So a bunch of sat's later and there went most of what I made in July.WSOP 2006 trip report
So since then it's been all about me treading water and staying just ahead of the curve. I've never rebuilt a comfortable roll and have been just getting by. I recently took a break to do some rebuilding by floor managing a NYC poker club (that ended a month ago with a gun to my head...another story). I have learned I'm not as good as I thought I was, I have a lot of leaks in my game, and BR management is not my forte. But I'm still alive and haven't worked a real job in 17 months. Where am I going from here? WTFK'sSo why did I write this post? I really have no clue. I guess I felt like it was the right time to reacquaint myself with the fine folks at FCP and since I promised over a year ago to post when I went broke and couldn't bring myself to do it the couple times I was close it seemed like the right thing to do. So hi to all those who are new and a good to see you to those who remember me from back when.
It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola when it's clearly Brie time baby!