Friday, May 2, 2014


The saying "slow and steady wins the race" always seems to be in the back of my mind.  However, I don't really abide or believe in it, I see it as a classic saying to try and keep those falling behind to stay motivated to not give up.  I believe more in my own thinking of "fast and consistent wins the race".  Through out my poker career, I was fortunate to get great at one game and just took off running with it.  I pushed the studying, I pushed the hours, I pushed all that I could with it.  Below is a graph of my lifetime results in this game, I have left out the monetary values on the y-axis as I don't think it's relevant for people to see how much I've earned.

Big bets represent units that we use to track our winnings, and the stakes I've played over my career range from $1/$2 to $500/$1,000 where the figures 2 and 1,000 here would equal 1 big bet for these games.
Anyhow, after a great career, I've began to venture in to other forms of poker to increase my overall earn and future.   Below is my graph for this game, the y-axis here corresponds to big blinds, 100 blinds is equivalent to a standard buy-in, so I am up 60 buy ins so far in this game at stakes ranging from buy ins of $200-$1,000.

I have carried over too large of an ego to this game though, and just assumed my poker prowess would take me on a nice ride to the top.  This is extremely far from the truth, the fact is I just have not put in the hours or thought about the game deep enough to deserve to be a big winner yet.  This is clear from my disappointing graph thus far.

I have been slow and steady instead of fast and consistent, and it's led to an extremely frustrating start to my career in this game.  I've stepped back this past week and cut my ego out of it, I will be studying more and analyzing my game much harder.  In addition, I'll be utilizing my best poker friends as resources to accelerate the learning curve.  I was not proactive over the last year in learning and it is very apparent from the above graph.  That is a mere roadblock in my career.  It is very common for people to study and put in countless hours to get good at a field, and then let complacency sit in when you think you've reached the pinnacle.  I lost some of the drive and desire.  It has been humbling thus far learning this game, but I have the drive again and the next graph I post of this game will be much more impressive.  

The morale of this post is to basically tell those who ease you in to believing that slow and steady wins the race are merely behind the curves themselves and trying to keep you there with them, or that their drive is not too strong to achieve greatness in their field.  Push the limits, push the boundaries, climb up the exponential ladder to success.  Feel free to leave any comments below and I'll respond to them.