Posted 10 December 2004 - 05:04 PM
You are all familiar with the snowball effect right. Well, the same principal applies to poker in relation to the limit you play in. I can remember when $20 was a small fortune for me that I had do use for an entire week. In high school, $20 was my luch money for the week, so needless to say I was broke. I mean I never had money! When I got my first real job living out of the house, it was a paycheck to paycheck type of thing. I guess I had about 1,500 in the bank which I was pretty proud of when I got my debit card. Then one day my brother gets this wild hair and decides to build a poker table. One of those if you build it they will come type of deals. Poker!? Like five-card draw right? Wrong.One day he asks me to play to help fill the game of which he took a rake. Now mind you we were playing 3-6 limit holdem....Hold'em?.....WTF is that. Now not even knowing if a straight beat a flush or how to recognize said hands I sit and play and last like 45 mins. and lose 100. Damn, 100......thats alot of mula! I swore never to play such a stupid game again because I was so frugal. The next Friday there I am again and I win 160, and now im like "What a great game!"This was in late Spring of '03. For about 9 months I beat the hell out of my brothers 3-6 game once he taught me this and that and I read some books. Now the poker scene here in San Antonio is pretty healthy and I met alot of people. I started hearing of 5-10-20 games and this funny word Omaha was poping up. Wow, 5-10 that was a huge game in my mind. After awhile I just couldn't beat the 3-6 games I found, I mean I would go through 100 without winning a hand! So i moved up to pot limit, 2-4 blinds you can bring it in for 15. Now I play 10-20 and 15-30 LH and 2-5 PLH and 5-10 and 10-20 Omaha. I actually run a 5-10, with a kill Omaha game out of my living room Mon.-Fri. 12-6. Only 6 months ago I thought you had to be rich to play 10-20 let alone 15-30.Two years ago if someone said I would be going to school and working I would have agreed with them. I didn't think my job would be poker and I would have a backer to put me in games when I was 19. My point here is not to brag because some of you don't think 3,000 is a lot of money....I do. My point is to just tell yall where this wonderful game of poker started with me and where it has taken me to date. Where has poker taken you?