Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quick Update

Been really busy and don't really have time or feeling spending anymore time on my computer for a long update but things are going great and I love it out here! Been playing and studying lots of poker and have had the opportunity to meet several very famous poker players and visit some of the casinos on the strip. Most of the older players have left and now its just a bunch of kids my age playing in the house. I'll try and post a longer update later this week with stats and some more pics but unitl then I'll leave you with a pic of my favorite poker player, Phil Ivey, and me. (If for some reason you do not know who Phil Ivey is and you are reading this blog turn on ESPN when they are airing one of the poker shows for 15 mins and you will see him)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First Week

Hello everyone,
My first week here has been an exciting and interesting, and I really don't know where to start with this post. I guess I'll start by walking you through my week. I got here late Monday night and went straight to bed. I woke up the next morning and had a pretty good first day at the tables. After playing all day Aaron and Daniel took us out to dinner at a really nice Italian restaurant. The next few days were not the prettiest days I've had playing poker and I went on a little downswing. I went over some of my hand histories with Nick, Mi_turtle, and he was able to point out a few minor leaks I was making and after adjusting those I was able to finish the week strong.
I love the setup we have here. Everyone is spread out throughout downstairs and has their own computer with two flat screen monitors. We also have our own chef who cooks and brings us food so we do not have to leave our games to eat. On Friday Nick bought a hoop for the garage so I like to be able to relax and play basketball between games and on breaks.
On Sunday, Ebecks18, won a main event package worth $12,000 with his FPPS, so to celebrate we went out to Red Rocks casino. It was his last night here, and I'm glad he won because he was a very nice kid.
That's about all I can think of right now so I'll end this with my stats and some pics from the first week.


Monday, June 14, 2010

First Post

Hello everyone,
I'm currently in the Atlanta airport waiting to catch my plane to Vegas and figured since I had time to kill I might as well start up my blog. I'd like to start off by thanking you for checking out my blog. Whether you are a poker player, family member, or friend this blog should be entertaining and hopefully not incredibly boring. This is my first blogging post so I figured I'd tell everyone about myself for those of you who know nothing about me and explain why I'm catching a plane out to Las Vegas.
I am a 22 year old male from Virginia. I currently live in Richmond and have lived here basically my whole life. I have been playing poker for about 6 years now and for the last 4 years mainly online. I was basically a losing/break even player with a few big tournament cashes before this past year. I began to follow poker blogs, read over the 2+2 forums, and periodically checking the sharkscope leader boards. A name I came across alot was Nick "Mi_turtle" Rainey. I saw in his blog that he was going to be taking on students and staking them. I immediately emailed him a bio of myself and my poker experience and luckily he replied back and took me under his wing. Starting in January he had me grinding the $2 180 mans on Pokerstars. I grinded these out for a few months with some success and a lot of variance. In mid March Nick asked me if I would like to join his Elite Team. I gladly accepted and have been grinding the $12 180 mans since. As part of the Elite Team I was able to recieve coaching from Nick as well as Johhnyhildo and Bodeye. Another perk of being on the Elite Team is being able to fly out to Las Vegas and receive live training. Since I am still in College and do not have classes till September, I have decided to go live with Nick, Bodeye, Johhnyhildo, and some of the other Elite Team members for little while this summer.
I have never had a blog before but I feel like I may not be the best at updating it regularly, but my goal is to update this blog once a week with pictures, graphs of my results, what my day to day life is like, etc.

Thanks for reading my blog and GL at the tables to everyone


*Pretty boring first post so I thought I'd include a link to where I'll be living in Las Vegas in an effort to keep people around for my 2nd post.....