This is a story about how I got wealthy through online poker. It’s also a story for those people who are interested in playing Poker Online but don’t know how to play. I should tell you that the methods involved in this article are not for everyone, but these methods will make you wealthy if they work for you.
I always knew I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit that would someday take me somewhere, yet it wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that it took me the first step into poker. The first step was easy because I had no knowledge on how to play and even less about what hands were good or bad. I had no expectations. I simply started playing online, making the same mistakes that most beginners make.
It didn’t take long before I was up $200. As my bankroll grew, so did my confidence. It was in the midst of my growing bankroll that I started to realize I wasn’t very good at poker, but it didn’t matter because I was making money, and more important than the money would be the knowledge that would come with playing each hand. Playing each hand gave me information on how to play better hands in the future. Losing a hand doesn’t teach you anything, but losing a lot of hands gives a player a strong sense of how to play better. Every time I played a hand, I increased my knowledge about the game.
After my first year of playing, I had taken things slowly with poker, but now it was time to move on from the online sites and find out if the real money games were as good as they looked from the outside. In particular, I wanted to find out what Texas Hold’em was all about and whether or not it was even worth trying. I was ready to play Texas Hold’em, but I didn’t have a clue as to how to play.
The summer after my first year of playing, I moved back home and started to look for a job. At the same time, I continued playing poker online to start earning money while looking for a job. It wasn’t easy finding a job because there were many people looking for jobs at that time. In fact, it took me two months of looking before I finally found what I thought was the right place for me. The salary was good and the people seemed really nice too. It wasn’t until after going to work there did I realize it wasn’t what it appeared from the outside. It was a second shift job, so I would work from 5 pm until 1 is. The first shift was from 7 am to 3:30 pm and then I would be off for the next hour. The problem was the job wasn’t like it appeared, and I figured out pretty quickly that what people say in public doesn’t always match up with what they really want in life, especially for a job.
I made $10 an hour working nights and weekends. It wasn’t enough to live on, but I had my poker money and also started playing even more after moving home. I didn’t make any money while working at the new job because it was during the day. I had to wait until the evening to begin playing again, but I didn’t care because I was playing poker.
I can remember when I first started playing on my computer, the internet had only reached my area of colorado. So, when I saw on an online hand that there was a four-time loser on the river (the next card dealt in Texas Hold’em) and he got called after he went all-in for $2,000 on the flop (the three cards on the table at this time), of course, I would find out who he was and try to find out who beat him so that night.
As I looked into the caller, he was a top player in our area, but his play showed that he had a weak hand. In fact, there was no way he would have called if he had a good hand. He was just lucky. It wasn’t long before I found out that when I played in another area of colorado my online name would be different and most people didn’t know me. This made it easy for me to play without anyone knowing who I was or how old I really was. Whenever someone found out, my age would make them think twice about playing against me because they knew they were going against a kid with no experience.