Make it $10K
Treasure Bay, Biloxi, Miss.
Finally, after two years of play and tons of swings up and down I crossed $10,000 for my bankroll tonight.
Twice this year I've gotten close -- $9,600 and each time have dropped about $600 or so the very next day.
Ten thousand dollars seems paltry compared to the $30,000 in winnings that Mark is working on right now, but I often have to tell myself that everyone's path is different -- the only thing that matters is to move the chains in the right direction. When I interviewed the publishers of Bluff magazine last year, one of them said we're all only a tournament win away from becoming a millionaire. Look at Jeff Williams. Or Greg Raymer. This is the gold mine we've inherited.
It's been a long way since Mark and I were playing $5 buy-in games in the ATL. I totally have to thank him though for helping me with especially the technological advances in the game -- I'm sure I'd be one of those people without Poker Tracker, PAHUD, 2+2 and even Scurvy's tips without his help.
Definitely I also have to thank Scurvy for his indirect help with his bonus guides to the outer rim of poker and casino web sites.
And I'm already grateful for the ever-widening community of poker players and bloggers I've come across through the Internet and my travels. Who knows where we'll all end up? This milestone is one reason why I don't quit my gambling addiction. It pays way too well.
May the cards run hot and rucky and unbreakable for all of you.
P.S: I'll be incredibly pissed if it takes this long to reach $20,000. LOL