Hello to all fellow poker enthusiasts from all around the world! I hope everyone had a great new year party! This is a summary and review of my last year and effectively my first year playing poker for money..I first started playing online at zynga for play money and fell in love with the race for having most number of chips among my peers eventually hit rank 6 in overall zynga leaderboard with a few bazillion chips to my credit and I was in my head the best poker player out there. Then in November 2013 I got introduced to Pokerstars. I signed up for bankroll promotion and made my 2 $ bankroll into 125 $ roll playing sng and cash games. It was like so easy money I was over the top and without effective bankroll management and in a haste to move up the stakes in cash games I lost it all and by december 2013 was back to level 0$.

But I was determined to grind freerolls and build my bankroll from scratch again without depositing a single cent from my credit card. It was hardwork playing the fields of 6000 to 20000 for effective prize of 6$ for 1st place.
I came close to 1st on many occasions finishing top 3 on a few occasions eventually gave me a roll of 18$ which I grinded with playing 10 cent and 25 cent sng’s and grinding my roll to 50 $ which was enough to start grinding at 1/2 cent cash tables and then eventually it started to fall in place hard grind started to pay and I hit an all time high roll of 150$ in July 14 grinding 1/2 cent cash games mostly 6 max zoom. Then I moved with caution as I moved to 2/5c tables hit a few lows and went back to 1/2c grinding back my bankroll to play 2/5c tables. Then by September I was playing 5/10c zoom had build a bankroll of 300$. But my breakthrough came in november when I hit a purple patch playing the MTT’s FTed back to back in Big 27.5$ for 7 & 6 place finish pocketing 1111$ & 1616$  and on the side also won sweet 2100 $ on full tilt for a second place finish in miniftops 1.1 + event. All of the cashes coming in a matter of a week I was over the moon and my bankroll had hit rocket high of 5300 $ roughly I moved up my stakes in cash games as a result hitting 1/2$ and eventually hit 2/5$ zoom too I had become goldstar in a week of playing 2/5$ zoom with tons of grinding out eventually In one bad session of 2/5$ I lost a big chunk of my roll and went from 7200$ down to 4500$ in a matter of hours  which was a major setback and I went back to grinding at 50c/1$ tables and played lot of mtts on the side testing and studying more skills and knowledge gained from watching videos and reading books on poker.

I hit a losing streak by late november and my bankroll dwindled to 3500$ so I made my first cash out of sweet 3400$ leaving 100 $ bankroll to grind back up with. But as luck would have it I lost that 100 $ pretty soon to few bad beats and few bad calls and my account starting January 2015  stands at 0$. In the end I must say I am proud of being able to cash out 3400 $ from 0 deposits reach coveted Goldstar vip level and final table and run deep in a few tourneys That’s my roller coaster 1st year in online poker from 0 to 3400$ profit! I  am ready for my second year with more passion and zeal to grind back up from 0 to ….. lets see ) Wishing everyone a great profitable year ahead may all your draws hit and may you win all your flips #pokergrind'15on