Posted 4 years ago
Yeah i have seen some ridiculous things happen in there, like I said it was like bingo you get 2 cards and hope to hit no strat or skill used. What we used to do was buy 30 matches for £2 then play we would play. Normally 4-7 players. We did blind levels too after someone bust it would go from 1/2 2/4 3/6 etc.

We would then all have a 'debt' list and who ever owed who what would be sorted between them.

I really enjoy playing poker online it excites me (sad I know) never played casino or live tournaments.

I would just like to say thanks for the invite to the site, when I get my computer back I'm going to put a 4 table video up to see how I can improve my play and learn my mistakes

Again great site mobile friendly
Posted 4 years ago
Hi All, my name's Matt, 33 years old married with 2 kids age 2 and 4 months, live in North Wales.

Been playing poker as a rec player for a few years, first played at game when went on a night out with friends and ended up in the casino, managed to come third in a £20 sat night comp despite being too drunk to see the cards!

After that was hooked - read a few books (Harrington - old school!) played on 888 for a while and had a good ROI on microstakes tourneys on 888 in 2012, made about $1200 profit.
Also started playing live pub poker, and made a few quid each week from the 10nl cash games in the pub. Then tried transitioning from tourneys to cash, playing on PaddyPower, didnt go brilliantly, but did manage breakeven play at 10nl/25nl to clear a few bonuses for £1000 or so profit, plus a few more tourney wins.

In the last 12 months have played less online, but done OK in live casino games around Liverpool, managed to final table a couple of £100 buyin comps for a total of just under £6k, also played in the APAT World Champs of Amateur Poker and got a couple of final tables for a few hundred.

Still enjoy tourneys but family and work commitments mean its difficult to play for 4-5 hours at a stretch on a regular basis, so need to move to cash or sit n go's. Goal initially is to try and improve my game to make a decent go at becoming a profitable online cash player, as well as take an occasional shot at a live casino comp in the £100 buyin range.

Have deposited on Yachting and played a bit of 25nl - when I get time will start a poker journey thread to document progress and set some goals which hopefully should motivate me, will try and use the tools on the site and post some hands to improve
Posted 4 years ago
Hey welcome to the forum buddy. Love it how you came 3rd in a tournament when playing blind drunk. Seen alot of people playing these tournaments on saturday night absolutely wasted.

Do you often still play when having a few drinks? I found when i played a lot of poker i could never do this as i just generally didnt enjoy the game enough to do for fun outside of work. So when i drink i like to keep the 2 things completely separate. Plus i may have learnt a lesson the times i did play with a beer in my hand (easy way to lose a bankroll lol). I ask as you say about pub poker which is deffs a more social aspect of the game. Some of these leagues seem to have insane value and i keep hearing about someone winning a $15k Vegas package and so on....is this the case?

Sounds like tournaments are your main game....are you playing cash games for enjoyment as much as the tournaments or is it more of a case that they are great for learning the game quicker as you get into way more complicated spots more often? Such huge differences in strategies between the 2 i would personally find it super tough to transition.

Posted 4 years ago
evansmg00: Hi All, my name's Matt, 33 years old married with 2 kids age 2 and 4 months, live in North Wales.

Been playing poker as a rec player for a few years, first played at game when went on a night out with friends and ended up in the casino, managed to come third in a £20 sat night comp despite being too drunk to see the cards!

After that was hooked - read a few books (Harrington - old school!) played on 888 for a while and had a good ROI on microstakes tourneys on 888 in 2012, made about $1200 profit.
Also started playing live pub poker, and made a few quid each week from the 10nl cash games in the pub. Then tried transitioning from tourneys to cash, playing on PaddyPower, didnt go brilliantly, but did manage breakeven play at 10nl/25nl to clear a few bonuses for £1000 or so profit, plus a few more tourney wins.

In the last 12 months have played less online, but done OK in live casino games around Liverpool, managed to final table a couple of £100 buyin comps for a total of just under £6k, also played in the APAT World Champs of Amateur Poker and got a couple of final tables for a few hundred.

Still enjoy tourneys but family and work commitments mean its difficult to play for 4-5 hours at a stretch on a regular basis, so need to move to cash or sit n go's. Goal initially is to try and improve my game to make a decent go at becoming a profitable online cash player, as well as take an occasional shot at a live casino comp in the £100 buyin range.

Have deposited on Yachting and played a bit of 25nl - when I get time will start a poker journey thread to document progress and set some goals which hopefully should motivate me, will try and use the tools on the site and post some hands to improve


Awesome story Matt and welcome. I used to also play MTTs but with two young children I have had to make the transition to cash too. Hard to find the time for a big MTT hey?

Looking forward to seeing your journey, best of luck to you! Smile
Posted 4 years ago
Hello all, my names Josh im 18 and i live in Portsmouth.
Been on the site for about two months mainly looking at the lessons as i have recently started playing and am probably what all of you would consider a fish lol gotta start somewhere though right Cheeky but im enjoying the game atm and hopefully can continue improving as a player which I already have done since joining and am gonna start getting more involved with the forum so thought it was a bout time i posted on here lol.
Posted 4 years ago
lamby95: Hello all, my names Josh im 18 and i live in Portsmouth.
Been on the site for about two months mainly looking at the lessons as i have recently started playing and am probably what all of you would consider a fish lol gotta start somewhere though right Cheeky but im enjoying the game atm and hopefully can continue improving as a player which I already have done since joining and am gonna start getting more involved with the forum so thought it was a bout time i posted on here lol.


Hey Lamby! Welcome to the site and im glad you stumbled into the forum from our poker school. Its a friendly place filled with a mixture of players. Some in the same boat as you are and some who can seriously help you with your game or just have a bit of banter.

So fresh faced 18 year old ready to take on the poker world! How did you find out about this beautiful game? Do you play much? Whats your past experiences like?
Posted 4 years ago
Jon-PokerVIP: Hey welcome to the forum buddy. Love it how you came 3rd in a tournament when playing blind drunk. Seen alot of people playing these tournaments on saturday night absolutely wasted.

Do you often still play when having a few drinks? I found when i played a lot of poker i could never do this as i just generally didnt enjoy the game enough to do for fun outside of work. So when i drink i like to keep the 2 things completely separate. Plus i may have learnt a lesson the times i did play with a beer in my hand (easy way to lose a bankroll lol). I ask as you say about pub poker which is deffs a more social aspect of the game. Some of these leagues seem to have insane value and i keep hearing about someone winning a $15k Vegas package and so on....is this the case?

Sounds like tournaments are your main game....are you playing cash games for enjoyment as much as the tournaments or is it more of a case that they are great for learning the game quicker as you get into way more complicated spots more often? Such huge differences in strategies between the 2 i would personally find it super tough to transition.




Cheers Jon - dont play drunk these days as not a big drinker any more - hangovers are too much to deal with when you get woken up by the kids at 6AM!

Play in Redtooth league - they have 100 vegas packages up for grabs each year - inc flights and hotel, and a freeroll with around 15k prize pool I think. Playing mainly as would be a good excuse to go back to Vegas!

Want to switch to cash for time reasons - need to be able to vary length of sessions with family and work commitments, also like you say playing deeper in a cash game is where the real skill edge comes in as get a lot tougher spots quite often - I hope by improving my cash game this should also help in the early stages of a tourney
Posted 4 years ago
CrazyKeri:
evansmg00: Hi All, my name's Matt, 33 years old married with 2 kids age 2 and 4 months, live in North Wales.

Been playing poker as a rec player for a few years, first played at game when went on a night out with friends and ended up in the casino, managed to come third in a £20 sat night comp despite being too drunk to see the cards!

After that was hooked - read a few books (Harrington - old school!) played on 888 for a while and had a good ROI on microstakes tourneys on 888 in 2012, made about $1200 profit.
Also started playing live pub poker, and made a few quid each week from the 10nl cash games in the pub. Then tried transitioning from tourneys to cash, playing on PaddyPower, didnt go brilliantly, but did manage breakeven play at 10nl/25nl to clear a few bonuses for £1000 or so profit, plus a few more tourney wins.

In the last 12 months have played less online, but done OK in live casino games around Liverpool, managed to final table a couple of £100 buyin comps for a total of just under £6k, also played in the APAT World Champs of Amateur Poker and got a couple of final tables for a few hundred.

Still enjoy tourneys but family and work commitments mean its difficult to play for 4-5 hours at a stretch on a regular basis, so need to move to cash or sit n go's. Goal initially is to try and improve my game to make a decent go at becoming a profitable online cash player, as well as take an occasional shot at a live casino comp in the £100 buyin range.

Have deposited on Yachting and played a bit of 25nl - when I get time will start a poker journey thread to document progress and set some goals which hopefully should motivate me, will try and use the tools on the site and post some hands to improve


Awesome story Matt and welcome. I used to also play MTTs but with two young children I have had to make the transition to cash too. Hard to find the time for a big MTT hey?

Looking forward to seeing your journey, best of luck to you! :)


Cheers Keri - yeah nothing worse than having a deep run and having to quit as kids have woken up etc! Still nothing beats final tabling a big MTT so try and fit in a few tourneys when time allows!

Posted 4 years ago
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Hey Lamby! Welcome to the site and im glad you stumbled into the forum from our poker school. Its a friendly place filled with a mixture of players. Some in the same boat as you are and some who can seriously help you with your game or just have a bit of banter.

So fresh faced 18 year old ready to take on the poker world! How did you find out about this beautiful game? Do you play much? Whats your past experiences like? [/quote]

Hello mate, yeah i been looking around it for a while but finally decided to jump in, and yeah there's some great content on here and some great players so im hoping to use that to improve as much as i can

Yes mate im ready bring it on! haha and ive just been around gambling a lot in the two years or so mainly horse racing won some money but mainly lost so i wanted to find something that i could possibly beat and played poker before with mates so thought id start it up for money and im loving it

Only been playing for like two months first month didnt really have a clue but im slowly learning play when i can in between my two jobs about 4-5 days a week would be down a lot if it wernt for the rakeback bonus thing which really come in handy so i can keep practicing without depositing my hard earned wages lol Cheeky
Posted 4 years ago
evansmg00:

Cheers Keri - yeah nothing worse than having a deep run and having to quit as kids have woken up etc! Still nothing beats final tabling a big MTT so try and fit in a few tourneys when time allows!


Too true! The amount of times I had to sit out for a period of time then come back with half of my chips missing!... I just gave up, totally tilting! And you are right, about final tabling. I have this debate with a friend often. He thinks there is nothing better than the thrill of winning a big cash pot, I disagree, final table all the wayyyy! I will definitely play the odd one here and there when the grandparents have the kids or something. Same to you! Smile
Posted 4 years ago
North wales...where about I'm from llandudno
Posted 4 years ago
hi all my name is Mark I live in goole east Yorkshire been playing poker recreationally for 7-8 years now mainly on pokerstars. I mostly play mtts from the 45 man sng,s upto the big field affairs at the micro levels ive dabbled with cash but tournies are my best game. since 2011 according to official poker rankings my ROI IS +9% and im in the money 14% of the time .ive only played 7500 tournies in said time which I know isn't a massive amount .what im looking to do is take it more seriously I came across pokervip via a link on twitter and what I seen so far is excellent keep up the good work
Posted 4 years ago
Hello mark, well come to the forum mate ☺ good luck grinding mate might see you on the tables.
Posted 4 years ago
thanks chris maybe we will cross swords on the felt
Posted 4 years ago
Hi guys. Thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Jon, from Leighton Buzzard, turning 30 in few weeks. Started playing poker regularly a few months ago and am hooked. With a full time job and family it's hard to find time but I'm starting to string together some 2 hour sessions several times a week. Currently a break even micro stakes player struggling to build a bankroll. Generally I seem to do well, playing mainly 1c/2c cash games, but I have a major leak in my game - showdown. I guess I play pretty aggressive, winning a good amount of pots without showdown. But I seem to find myself losing the majority of showdowns, chasing pots I should give up on. Strange because I'm well aware of the flaw but do it anyway! Anyone else have that problem? I've mainly played on Pokerstars but have joined Bet Victor and a few others so hoping the rakeback will help. Given I'm at such low stakes, what sort of percentage return/profit should a beginner be aiming for? As I said I'm breaking even so hopefully if I can sort out the major flaws I'll start profiting. I'm also going to invest in a hud soon. Poker Tracker or Holdem Manager?
Aside from poker I'm into reading, writing, tv, movies, comics, working out. Oh, and whiskey - love it! I work in IT but have a dream of playing poker professionally. In fact I do actually dream about poker! So anyways just wanted to say hi.
Posted 4 years ago
jongordon84: Hi guys. Thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Jon, from Leighton Buzzard, turning 30 in few weeks. Started playing poker regularly a few months ago and am hooked. With a full time job and family it's hard to find time but I'm starting to string together some 2 hour sessions several times a week. Currently a break even micro stakes player struggling to build a bankroll. Generally I seem to do well, playing mainly 1c/2c cash games, but I have a major leak in my game - showdown. I guess I play pretty aggressive, winning a good amount of pots without showdown. But I seem to find myself losing the majority of showdowns, chasing pots I should give up on. Strange because I'm well aware of the flaw but do it anyway! Anyone
else have that problem? I've mainly played on Pokerstars but have joined Bet Victor and a few others so hoping the rakeback will help. Given I'm at such low stakes, what sort of percentage return/profit should a beginner be aiming for? As I said I'm breaking even so hopefully if I can sort out the major flaws I'll start profiting. I'm also going to invest in a hud soon. Poker Tracker or Holdem Manager?

Aside from poker I'm into reading, writing, tv, movies, comics, working out. Oh, and whiskey - love it! I work in IT but have a dream of playing poker professionally. In fact I do actually dream about poker! So anyways just wanted to say hi.


Hey Jon!
Flash Gordon fan ? Cheeky

You should download a HUD a try the free 30 day trial. It really helps your game by keeping track of your play! It's interesting seeing how aggressive you've been before showdown. You might spot a lot of leaks in the free trial.

I used to have the same problem with playing too aggressive at the micros and trying to outplay people. You have to stick t ABC poker!

Have you tied highland park whisky? I'd say it's my favourite.
Posted 4 years ago
BarraBod: Hey Jon!
Flash Gordon fan ? Cheeky

You should download a HUD a try the free 30 day trial. It really helps your game by keeping track of your play! It's interesting seeing how aggressive you've been before showdown. You might spot a lot of leaks in the free trial.

I used to have the same problem with playing too aggressive at the micros and trying to outplay people. You have to stick t ABC poker!

Have you tied highland park whisky? I'd say it's my favourite.


Well my poker handle is Flashahahhh so.. Smile
Yeh think I'll give the free trial a go, see how I get on. Usually drink bourbon but I'll look out for that one.
Posted 4 years ago
Hi guys. New to the site though I think I made my account a few months back. I love fish sticks and go full speed when I find a hobby. Love all forms of poker, especially when it's mixed.
Posted 4 years ago
Matt Tha Man: Hi guys. New to the site though I think I made my account a few months back. I love fish sticks and go full speed when I find a hobby. Love all forms of poker, especially when it's mixed.


Welcome Matt Thaaaaaaaaaa Man! Glad to see you have stumbled upon us! Which games is it you play the most? Any sick scores?
Posted 4 years ago
Welcome to all the new members Smile

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