In an otherwise slow poker news day, one riveting story on the wire has taken the poker world by storm (boy do we hate that phrase). It’s a simple tale about one man, a blog and how he has gone from rags to riches, or to about 800 bucks, to be exact.
OK, it’s Friday and we’re tired of being sarcastic.
File this one under “You got to be kidding me,” some PokerStars player has issued a frickin’ press release to announce that he’s started a blog that, get this, will chronicle his online poker playing exploits.
Brilliant idea. Absolutely brilliant (sarcasm tank now completely on empty).
And while we hate ourselves for perpetuating this guy’s press release (which is published in its entirety after the jump), we hope it humors you on this Friday. It humored us, and made us cry.
And if you see this kid on PokerStars (that there above is his avatar) anytime soon, please kick him in the virtual nuts for us.
Who knows, maybe he’ll blog about it.
“Toronto, On – March 18, 2006 — Ever since Chris Moneymaker won over 2.5 million dollars at the 2003 WSOP (World Series of Poker) from a $39 online poker satellite, every average Joe jumped on the poker-band wagon to try to do the same; as did Ivan Correces also known as Spektacular(Spek for short) on various online poker sites.
‚ÄúI deposited $50 into an online poker site and went broke within a week‚Ä¶I had a friend who had a healthy bankroll on one site, so I told him to transfer $10 to my account. I promised him that not only would I pay him back, I‚Äôm going to double, triple, quadrouple that ten dollars into my lifetime poker bankroll‚Ä¶And I‚Äôm glad to say, I haven‚Äôt gone broke yet‚Ä¶‚Äù
Spek spent his December holidays building up his bankroll playing no limit Texas Holdem and kept a journal of short stories of victories and terrible bad beats he‚Äôs experienced over the course of time.
In five short days he turned $10 into $200. Then poker reality hit,
‚ÄúThe first week or so, I was on a crazy winning streak. I mean, I was on fire! After a while, the reality of gambling hit me‚Ä¶I started losing to horrible suck outs and bad beats. I lost about a third of my bankroll in two days. I was a bit worried I‚Äôd lose it all and start all over again‚Ä¶‚Äù
Did it work out? Did Spek lose his bankroll after experiencing some tough losses? ‚ÄúI went from ten bucks to over $700 in a few weeks, and I‚Äôm steadily winning more and more,‚Äù Spek says confidently.
Spek‚Äôs been playing online Texas Holdem and winning consistently over the last few months. His favourite games are the no limit Texas Holdem $20 and $30 sit & goes (SNG‚Äôs) and small buy-in Tourney‚Äôs on PokerStars.com. You can read Spektacular‚Äôs poker progess at http://spektacular.blogspot.com.”