Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Poker Beginnings, Part V: From Live to Virtual

I was going along playing cards at home and abroad with my merry band of rounder buddies. My own personal "Tilt Boys." Time went by and some of the guys I traveled with moved away, the poker scene in Athens started to declined, and I got engaged. At this point in my story, my poker life took a back seat.

A new relationship with the girl who would become my wife obviously derailed my poker train, and I couldn't have been happier. The game was starting to feel more like work than fun and I knew I was on the verge of being burned out. I still got out to play from time to time, luckily my girl also played.

We both graduated and had little reason to stay in Athens. Upon moving closer to Atlanta, my finance and I took up jobs as dealers for a new poker night promotion at a restaurant/bar owned by my parents. The poker night grew into four poker nights a week with a full cast of regulars. At times it was hard to watch instead of play, and even harder to avoid table talk. Some of the players were fish, and I felt someone needed to educate them. Occasionally someone did.

That was then and this is now. I no longer work as a dealer, and have since turned most of my time to on-line poker rooms. I started at Party Poker where I was very successful, went to Pacific Poker where my results varied, and went back to Party Poker. Maybe I didn't give Pacific enough of a chance. Now I'm on Fulltilt exclusively.

Congratulations, you are now up to date with my gambling exploits. Thanks for reading and may the poker gods be with you.


  1. Nice looking blog you've got here! And boy do I feel for you when you see some who could use some friendly advices and you aren't allowed too. It's got to have stinged your tongue pretty bad biting it so hard LMAO! But then again hope you got them marked so you can strip them of their chips and money when you do get the opportunity to play. You've got the upperhand here....

    Thanks for the comment in my blog and you bet i'll check in regularly here in yours too.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I never really got to play those guys much after I stopped dealing there. There were a select few who could have put up a good fight--talking to you, David.

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