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Many roulette players feverishly spread their bets over the layout as if in a race against time, which is sometimes the case when you're making loads of bets and the dealer wants to spin the ball. I was playing with someone from TV! The hand went a little something like this:. So if you know that one is coming out within the first three or four cards after whatever amount of cards are burned, you spread to four or five hands off the top of the new shoe. I was asked by many people how I got started in poker, or how I made the decision to drop out of school to play full time. This post makes me wanna learn more how to be a poker player. July 19, at 1:
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You went into some detail about your regret for not living your student years more fully which interests me. I am 25 years old and only had a passing interest in poker when I was at university. I feel the opposite regret in that I wish I had taken the game as seriously as I do now when the games were so soft and I had so much free time.
Good read Phil, you write nicely! Continue the good work poker, friends and blogging. I enjoyed the read. Wish u wrote more about party scene at college n in Vegas but suppossed u were busy crushing it. Thanks for sharing… If you choose u could be the author of a New York Times best seller..
Great style and delivery. Now my focus is being an adult: I wish you all the luck and will be following you on Twitter and hope to see you win a bracelet or two! I myself often have a tough time looking at my life with an honest perspective. Very good read Sir, it has the mood again what I could find in any of your writings!
Be proud of it! You hear so many young players going broke after the first few years, but you were successful. Hey Phil, quick question.. For a starter in poker similar to what you were in your freshman year what books would u recommend reading? Actually i do have a question. How should a player begin playing SnGs? What books should he read? And generally what plan should he follow? Now I know the term introverted. Never knew what it was called always new I enjoyed my alone time once in awhile.
Keep blogging, you articulate your thoughts very well onto the screen. Phil, your hindsight section was bittersweet for me as it feels I made the other choice. I was paying the rent and bills with my winnings and making a very nice hourly grinding high stakes.
However, I made the concious decision not to spend too much time on it and ensure I graduated. I figured I could always pick it up properly again a few years later if need be.
I returned from my hiatus of 18 months with a job and the shocking realisation I almost needed to relearn the game and grind back up from small stakes. I did partially but now with a wife and kids the baller lifestyle will never happen. I am also in no illusion as to the extent of my talent and yours. Not sure that would be the case today. Its a different world now. You have the freedom to do whatever you want in the world and the bank account to enable it.
Trust me, you made the right choice, do not waste time on regrets. I have a casino near me, but they really only have NL games running. If you were to play a full year of NL, what would you think you would make? Given, you are better than most at these levels.
Just wanted your honest opinion on it. This sharing is inspiring. Though you have been blessed with some cool poker study buddies as they with you. I feel like reading that post really gives a good impression of your personality. You seem like an awesome person Phil. Hey Phil, my favorite most inspiring part of this was where you move up, bust then start over. Thanks for all the positive feedback, guys. This almost reads like my own story. Big difference is that I started up an online business at that age.
And I made some different choices along the way. But still in business. While I have a lot of respect for you as a poker player, possibly more so than any other, I have even more respect for you as a person.
Thanks for being the way you are, Princess. I have a question only , which type of Sng did you grind stt ,mtt sng etc? Why do you talk so much about not being gay? What a great post Phil, you are a talented storyteller and i especially loved the description of your most memorable hand and your thought process afterwards, contemplative and insightfully written. As usual, Thx vry much for sharing your point of view and your life. You realy should look forward being a writter or something and not only about poker.
You really have a gift…. Never realized I was an introvert until I read it here.. Not big on reading a lot at once but this was not bad… good stuff. I really liked your blog b4… But this one was just awesome. Even tho my english is not that great i was into it. This post makes me wanna learn more how to be a poker player.
Really have to manage my tilt-control and reloading after moving up and drop backdown to grind my way up.. Hope to play ya some day!
Great post, was joyful to read it, and inspirational! Some pictures of the early days would be cool. Will we hear about your days as a pirate in any future posts? Your next blog should be about meeting durrrr and the stuff you guys learned and experienced!! Thanks for great reading and also for your work with Bluefire, the latter getting me out of a autopilot poker style and back in to using my head.
Epic post — phenomenal read — if you published an autobiography, I would buy it. Thanks for the post. All-in at one specific location or balance our range equally over many locations? Phil, do you think it is possible to do it today? What a real pleasure to read an articulate,creative missive on the initial bones of a poker player building up to your present success.
Good grief,an idealist who plays world class poker. I read your piece on table waiting for the fishes which was excellent. If you ever quit poker you can move smoothly into writing. I play very bad poker,too old to learn but follow the young internet warriors with a good deal of interest as I am an avid gamer but Backgammon is my preferred poison.
Thankyou so much for your writings and please continue salute jonathan bennetts. For me it was interesting to hear the background story, because I was watching you in the highstakes games on FT from the get-go. On a side note: Could somebody tell me what Improv is?
I really enjoyed reading this Phil. I remember your first appearance on high stakes poker, I felt bad for you no offense but I could tell you were a down to earth guy.
Keep it up man I hope to hear more great news about you! Given how busy you are and how you wait so patiently for somethign worth writing I reckon you should have divided it up into small bite size chunks, but I enjoyed it all the same. I loved this, Phil. You and I are very similar in ways, and light years apart in others. Very excited to read more.
I find we are similar in many ways. Cant wait to read the next blog and now my eye will be on you when ur on tv or playing. Always playing above my limits. I dont have the stuff that you do… Phil your a talent! Good luck too you in the future. Make some money off it through ads. Awesome insight mate, such a good read and awesome flow as you said.
Thanks for the reading it was great. Recently, he posted a lengthy post about how his poker career started. An inspiring read indeed. Do check it out at http: Hey that was awesome, thanks for sharing your poker story phill, it was nice reading from all top to bottom.. Keep smiling, all the best for the future games.
I wonder if you are still making videos or will you make videos in the future? I am of the opposite — I have made a successful business, have the car house etc. Was long but worth the read imo. Hope to have similar success myself in the future. Phil your an inspiration to so many people out there, not only for your poker ability but for the way you proceed in life. As always a great read. Your email address will not be published. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Answers Part 1 Poker and Your Life.
Hey Guys, So, I told those who follow me on Twitter philgalfond that I was working on a long post and wondering whether I should chop it up into two pieces or not. I never called in. My favorite color is green. I continued to build my stack. This whole experience was just getting better and better.
I mulled it over. After some thinking, I sheepishly pushed my chips into the pot. We were all students of the game, and learning together had a multiplying affect Sure, we had fun too too much fun for my taste. The hand went a little something like this: Turn 2o I check. I inched my cursor over to the raise button and clicked.
The next day, it was back to work. I was on a mission, and I felt motivated and happy. So that was that- I was a full time poker player and part time improvisor My friend Dan from Vegas had coincidentally just moved to Madison for his girlfriend now wife.
Je dirais souvent bien monstreux! Vous allez tomber sur un flop 6 8 9 avec souvent des attentes couleurs ect…. En plus il sera beaucoup plus difficile de ne pas vous emballez une fois le flop lancer et bon pour les 2 joueurs voir 3 joueurs. Le pire de tous est bien pokerstars! Je joue sur Party poker et Pokerstars. Il y aurai du 5 euro! Mais il y a encore plus efficace pour lutter contre les mauvaises passes.
Bref, tournez la page. Il faut savoir que la technique est davantage utile pour minimiser les pertes que pour augmenter les gains. Tous les bons bouquins se trouvent sur internet, par exemple sur http: Ok pour garder votre singe en peluche sur vos jetons si cela vous rassure et fait partie de votre routine. Il y a quelques arguments que tu avances dans ton article qui me convainquent pas: Les rooms ont donc le mobile… la question que je me pose est: A bon entendeur, salut.
Quand vous entrez sur un tournoi, vous jouer votre table et pas toutes les tables de la room. Je ne me considere pas comme un bon joueur, longtemps perdant, mais gagnant depuis peu grace a quelques perfs en tournois.
Merci tibaalt pour ton commentaire…. After the event, Blumstein was the picture of humility. One of his first remarks in the post-tournament press conference was to thank his parents for their support, as well as friends who helped him improve his skill set and prepare for the final table. And when asked if he'd now start playing high roller events, he shrugged and said most likely not. It takes variance and luck and playing your best. And all those things came together. View the Main Event Runner Ups.