Enjoying the view

My first month as a new Team PokerStars Online member has brought so many good things upon me and my poker life. First and foremost, I have received tons of positive feedback, kind and supportive words from followers, blog-readers or visitors of my training sessions - and I would like to thank every single one of you for this.

I was really blown away by how happy people seemed to be for me joining the team. It literally cast a smile upon my face every morning I got up to go grind. Needless to say, there is a huge confidence, ambition and motivation boost the red spade has given me playing at the tables and finally also to move back up in stakes again. My progress this year had been steady before becoming a Team Online member, but I felt really pumped to improve on both my game and my results even more afterwards.

In a recent live training session I got asked to put up a graph with my cash game results this year until now, so I'd like to take up the opportunity to do so and use a view of my graph for my own motivational purposes at the same time. Bringing daily confidence to your games as an online grinder is so important that I'd rarely pass on any type of opportunity to boost it, especially not after a bad day of poker. By zooming out on your overall performance and taking away the more restricted view on your short-term results you can manage to motivate yourself for the daily grind.

Poker is a climb, so make sure to enjoy the view sometimes:


VPP Counter 2013: 48.189

Accompanying this graph I'll quickly sum up Hero's grinding story up until now in case you didn't know or follow me before I became a member of Team Online:

In January/February I started out grinding the regular tables at 100NL and taking a couple of shots at 200NL occasionally. When I returned from my first Vegas trip in March I hit a little downer and felt a drive to give Zoom Poker another shot. I worked hard on my Zoom game starting out at 50NL and was there until my second Vegas trip in April.

In late April signs of me being able to join Team PokerStars Online gave me the motivation to grind 100NL all May long as a new Team member and that project turned out to be another success. So when June came around I finally had gathered up the confidence and trust in my game to move up to 200NL looking to assert myself there. Since then I have been mixing regular and Zoom tables, but feel much more "home" in Zoom poker.

Well, that's about enough enjoying the view and reinforcing motivation. Time to hit the tables again and start targeting new heights. As a new Team Online member I feel obligated to keep striving, improving, evolving and climbing in my poker game.

As always you can follow my daily sessions, hands and stories from the tables via my Facebook page or my PSO forum blog.