Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Five figures: just call me Jesus

A little over 20 months ago, I started playing online poker with $10 of free money from VCpoker. Today, I moved my "net profit" over the $10,000 mark for the first time. I don't think I expected to be able to do that when I started, and it feels pretty good.

My actual bankroll is actually still down around the $8800 mark, due to taking some dividends and also the small loss on Eurolinx. My aim for the year was to achieve a $10k bankroll by the end of the year, and that is well on track even though I thought it ambitious at the time.

In my mind, I have achieved my own version of Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson's $10,000 challenge (Ferguson started from zero and ground up to $10k on FTP over the course of about 16 months). Of course the two challenges are not really comparable, since I made liberal use of bonuses and rakeback to achieve my target, while Ferguson had to do it over the table only. On the other hand, Ferguson started his challenge as a professional player while I was Joe Nobody.

To steal a good line: "I don't think this is quite what they meant when they taught me to be more like Jesus"


SNG Marnis said...

Well else can we say but "Well bloody done!"
That is good going from $10 to $10000.
I am still trying to get to $2k from the $350 i started with.

L4Y SP said...

fabulous result . i am soooooo jealous . wp

The blindman said...

Thanks guys. Marnis, you've only been going 6 months, so from my POV you're doing brilliantly. It took me ages to crack $1k.

TiocfaidhArLa said...

A big thumbs up from me. My prediction is that you could easily crack $10K offline over the next 12 months at Burswood.

The blindman said...

Thanks TFAL, but unfortunately I don't get anywhere near the time on the felt that it would take to crack $10k live. Not unless I manage to score a big cash in a tourney or two.

Speaking of which, I'm planning to go down for a $270 Western Classic qualifier tomorrow. Might sneak in a bit of Limit too, if I get the chance.