Social media and poker

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About three years ago I would have said that poker and social media do not go together and I would have been very wrong.

Nowadays, poker professionals and wantabees, like myself, blog, tweet, facebook and otherwise use almost any of the tools of social media available to spread our message, our words, our thoughts and sometimes even our feelings.

I don’t always know who is listening and I am not sure that I resonate with everyone on every post.  But I do get feed back and I think that is what this is about.

It is about connecting with people with like interests. Sure we may not have the same political or religious beliefs or even the same taste in food and clothes.  But we do enjoy poker and defininitely have an opinion on the game and how it should be played.

I myself subscribe to over 60 blogs and try to read at least 30 or more of them a week. Some of the blogs that I read are also listed on my blogroll.

While I was using Google Reader, I discovered Google Reader Play that gives me a different way to review these blogs.  Some of these blogs are also found in Facebook. Some of these blogs are listed in the Twitter profile of people that tweet.

One of my Twitter lists contains my “poker friends”, people that I follow on line and also on my phone. I also follow some of the “Poker Pros and Poker Sites” as well.

I even have FriendFeed although I am not sure how I should be using it.

What Social Media platforms do you use to keep up with the poker world? Do you have one account or do you have multiple identities to protect the innocent? Does poker and Social Media mix well for you?

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Some online site by site and Seabrook Poker Room poker goals for the remainder of March

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DoylesRoom.Com – Clear (earn) my remaining $40 bonus without losing any of my remaining account bankroll of $50. There I have been having good success with Omaha Hi. Lately not enough players are there to make up a table so I might have to stick to Limit Hold ‘Em.

PokerStars.Com – Play Single Table Double-Up Sit N Go’s until my bankroll is up to $250 from my current account bankroll of $13. My basic plan is to play the $1.10 turbo SnG’s until I reach a balance of $27.50, at which time I will switch to the $5.50 turbos. If I go under $10, I will revert back to the $1.10 turbos. Rinse and repeat.

FullTiltPoker.Com – Avoid playing “Rush Poker” and rebuild my bankroll back up to $300 from my current account bankroll of $95. I might just play the $.25/.50 Limit Hold ‘Em, mixed with some Stud. – Continue playing once or twice a week at the $2/4 Limit Hold ‘Em, Enter one or two of the March Madness Tourneys for the month. So far I am $20 ahead for my last three sessions there. I generally buy in at $100 per session. On occasion, I have had to reload.  In the end I had winning sessions.

What are your March plans? Do you play online as well as at poker rooms? Which of these gives you the best chance to increase your bankroll?

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Back to poker and blogging about it

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After a brief respite, I am back to blogging about poker and my experiences with it. Having a bad January and February of online poker has caused me to step back and think about why I play poker.

First and foremost, I enjoy the game in its various forms and styles and I know that I have a lot to learn. I also have this thought that I can make a living at the game. Something that 80 million players also believe that they can do as well.

That is why there are so few very good professionals out there and even they struggle from time to time as evidenced from their blogs or tweets.

I am still struggling to find a game that I am good at, meaning a game in which I am a  consistent winner.

Will it be online or at a brick and mortar casino or poker room?

Will it be cash games or tournaments?

Will it be heads up, or short handed, or full ring tables.

Will it be single table or multi-table?

Will it be Limit, Pot Limit or No Limit?

Will it be Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Stud, Razz, 2-7 Triple Draw, etc.

I don’t really have an answer yet, just a lot of questions.

What is your current poker status? Do you know where you are going and how you are getting there?

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