I have played Poker on and off for a few years but never taken it as seriously as I should have, I always played cash games and a couple of tournaments if I could satelite into them cheaply enough.

I enjoyed doing this but didnt make any money infact I busted out quite regularly, since I only played low stakes cash games this wasnt too bad, I've probably lost a couple hundred dollars over my time playing poker so not as bad as some people do.

I've decided one of my new years resolutions for 2012 is to learn to play poker properly and improve my game. I came on here and started up playing cash games again, lost a little and won a few but then decided that instead of playing my usual cash games and MTT I would try some STT and work on my game.

I started playing NL Holdem STT fifty50 games with a $1.50 buyin and although I have lost two or three over this week I have finished in the top five 10x  so far and 3rd in a $3.50 buy in. Although 5th place in a few of these isnt great it still brings in some prize money and I am steadily building a bankroll. 

In the short time I've been playing again I can already see improvements, Im finding it easier not to tilt after a loss, and gaining the confidence to both push and fold when needed, I've folded out a few hands correctly when pushed to go all in which I know I would have called a month ago.


Incase anyone is curious here are my stats for the last games I've played:

PokerStars Tournament #492619002, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $3.26/$0.24 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/31 11:04:47 ET

3rd place. USD 6.71 

 

PokerStars Tournament #492511703, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.35/$0.15 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/31 6:55:59 ET

1st place. USD 3.14

 

PokerStars Tournament #492134857, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.39/$0.11 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/30 12:58:04 ET

3rd place. USD 2.40 

 

PokerStars Tournament #492087645, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.35/$0.15 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/30 11:32:47 ET

4th place. USD 1.85 

 

PokerStars Tournament #492058521, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.39/$0.11 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/30 10:36:56 ET

5th place. USD 1.86 

 

PokerStars Tournament #491955051, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.35/$0.15 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/30 6:24:18 ET

2nd place. USD 2.73 

 

PokerStars Tournament #491812871, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.39/$0.11 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/29 20:23:17 ET

5th place. USD 2.21

 

PokerStars Tournament #491751782, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.35/$0.15 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/29 18:08:22 ET

1st place. A USD 4.12 

 

PokerStars Tournament #491730541, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.35/$0.15 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/29 17:28:38 ET

5th place. USD 1.81 

 

PokerStars Tournament #491434999, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.35/$0.15 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/29 8:05:22 ET

5th place. A USD 1.49

 

PokerStars Tournament #491424844, No Limit Hold'em

Buy-In: $1.39/$0.11 USD

10 players

Tournament started 2011/12/29 7:38:57 ET

4th place. USD 2.12