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!