I know what you're thinking. This is another person who just created an account and is already making his first post in the Poker Goals forum talking about how he is going to move and crush the fish and build up a huge bankroll. He must be a complete fish then and will probably go busto in a month or two. Well I guess that could be me in a nutshell, but hopefully I don't end up like that.
I am a 23 year old college student in America (switched majors and had to change schools, so it's taking me longer to finish then I wanted) and I have been playing poker for about 4 years now. I started playing in a small home game with friends and while i studied basic strategy and pre flop charts, I never really got serious into the theory or anything. I would dabble on PokerStars or Full Tilt in the freerolls and try to get some sort of bankroll going, but that never really got off the ground at all. After having to switch schools and not being able to play in the home game anymore I started taking online poker more seriously, despite still not depositing any money for a bankroll. I would pick up a free offer for a site and then start trying to grind it up. I played a little bit of everything, trying to find what games I liked the most and what I was the best at. I never really got anywhere from bouncing around and could never get anything started. So lately I have been really trying to immerse myself in husng's both turbo and hyper turbo, and trying to get a good foundation so I can start grinding them and build up a bankroll. My ultimate goal is to build up a big enough roll that I can keep some of it online and grind mid stakes husng's, and pull the rest off to play live low stakes no limit cash games when I want to. I want to be able to sustain a income from both of these games.
I am going to deposit $100 onto Intertops and try to grind it up, starting with the $1.50s for hypers and $3.00s for turbos. I haven't decided yet if I want to just focus on the turbos or just the hypers. I might try to mix both in, unless you guys recommend not doing that. My BRM rules will be 50/42 for the hypers, and 35/30 for the turbos. Eventually once I build a big enough roll up I am going to move some of it over to Black Chip Poker and grind on there as well so that I can earn rake for the different video packs. As for studying for now, I will be going over many of the free videos here, as well as Mers's e-book, and the strategy forums. I am sure you will all have to correct me a lot, but that's the best to learn I think.
Hopefully I can keep bringing you guys good reports, and I look forward to all of the support and criticism from you guys in the future. Thanks!