Hello, after bloging from day one at the Finnish side of PokeriMania I tought that it would be fun to to open a blog to the English side too. Hopefully I can produce some interesting material here and maybe meet some new pokerplayers outside of Finland So here`s a short introduction: :c: :d: :s: History I started playing poker in 2008. Although I don`t know if the first year really counts since I only played Zynga poker But in 2009 I made my first deposit of 25$ and started to play cash games on PartyPoker. By reading some poker books from the local library and playing a really nitty poker I managed to win about 900$ in the first year. I think this was a combination of running really good and terrible opponents. Year 2010 I played NL25 on Everest Poker. I was still a real nit and just waited for good hands and the opponents to make mistakes. I managed to make around 200-400$ a month but never tried to move up the stakes. Just cashed out a couple of hundered bucks when my account hit 500 dollars and then grinded it up from 300$ to 500$ and made another withdrawal. Didn`t study much poker at the time, I was just happy to make some easy extra cash and didn`t really think about moving up the levels. In the year 2012 I moved my games to IPoker network and finally decided to move up stakes. I managed to beat NL50 but in NL100 I had some problems. So after about 5 months of going between NL50 and NL100 I decided to give MTT:s a shot and never looked back since. I didn`t even have a really good start on mtt:s but it felt really fresh after 4 years of grinding cash games. In the first year playing MTT:s I managed to get 15% roi by playing 5-10$ games. The next year, 2013, I started to play on Pokerstars and had a really rough start because I underestimated the variance of the megafield tournaments. After I realised that I play wrong type of games I started to search for tournaments with smaller fields and managed to turn my year into a winning year. But in the late fall 2013 I had a really big downswing so was pretty lost of what shoud I do. In the start of the year 2014 I decided to take poker more seriously. I started to play 45- and 180-men games on Pokerstars as my main game. Also I was named as a moderator of the brand new PokeriMania-forum and there were lot`s of great free coachings that I wached and also tried to participate as much as I could to the coaching chat. Also took couple of private coachings from Aarnimetsa and really improved my game by also talking a lot about the hands and different situations with Korpisoturi who also lives here in my hometown. In 2014 I managed to win almost 10k$ (had a realistic chance to go past the 10k$ mark on the last session of the year but unfortunatly couldn`t make it). :c: :d: :s: Present In November I decided to spread my bankroll to various sites, hoping to find some softer games. It was a really good decicion as you can see from the results: 888Poker: Stars.fr (actually have won more here, sharkscope is missing about 600$): RAY: Also I sometimes play some 5.10$ hyper-mtt:s and 180-men on Pokerstars.eu if I have some extra space on the screen but only like 2-3 games/set. :c: :d: :s: Future So the plan now is to crush the 10-20$ games and hopefully move to bigger games at some point. My minimum goal is to have atleast 10k$ profits this year and sofar have won 4-figs in the first two months of the year so a pretty good start to the year. At somepoint I would like to reduce some hours from my dayjob. I am working only 4 days a week at the moment but it would be great to be able to work only 1-3 days a week and have poker as the main income. :c: :d: :s: Since this is a new blog I wanted to do something special, so on Sunday I recorded my full set. Devided it to 1 hour videos so here is the first one: Besides the gameplay I would like to get some feedback from the presentation: -is it too hard to follow the action when I am using stack&tile and the tables are bouncing on the screen -is the audio quality good enough -is my english understandable -other places for improvement Asking these because I am maybe opening my own twich-channel at some point and want to produce good material if I start to stream.