There is Hope

Ac Qc 9d 10d (nuts straight, no re-draw) I got a quarter of this monster pot which was pretty disappointing. Sure my spade draw was no good, but man, what a hand! On my way home I picked up a check from the Bellagio to wire into my account. I want to have a healthy bankroll on the site in case I get some action in the $500-$1000 limit hold’em game or the $50-$100 blind no limit hold’em game. There are tons of high limit players on the site so it shouldn’t be hard to find any action. It will be nice to have enough money to play for longer than 10 minutes! The last two times I played I bought in for $20,000 and $30,000 respectively, and frankly, that’s just nowhere near enough. If you lose 3 or 4 hands playing $500-$1000 that’ll cost you $20,000 easy. Sitting with $200,000 or so should help me fade the swings. After doing some research recently on limit hold’em and some of the players I’ll be facing, I’m more and more confident that I’ll do quite well with a $200,000 bankroll. One of the obstacles I face, however, is that when I’m playing it’s just me. When playing against others online, you could be playing anybody. In fact, there are teams of guys who share bankrolls online and take shifts playing. If one guy gets unlucky and starts steaming, he gets pulled in favor of his teammate. If one guy gets tired, he can tag in and have someone fresh come in. That’s about the only real concern I would have, aside from having to adjust to a different player and not knowing when they are switching in and out. Tomorrow I plan on playing some real poker at the Bellagio, and then later this week I’ll be sitting at table “KidPoker” at waiting for some action. If I do get some action, I’ll be letting everyone in the General Forums at FCP know as soon as I do. Tonight’s tally at Bellagio was as follows: $300-$600 0.5 hours -$3,900
$400-$800 1 hour +10, 500]]>