My name is Milton @Itstrainermilt
on all social media. I own my own business & poker is an aggressive hobby. It has been for almost 20 years on & off. I played full time from 2007-2011 in Atlantic City. After my divorce, it was my hideaway. I did take a layoff from 2011-2015 did not play at all as I had launched a business and returned the business world. I did not feel I would be able to manage the swings of poker & getting a new business off the ground simultaneously, so I took a break.
The Atlantic City days: Started at 1,2 and stayed there for about 17 months. Rarely taking shots as my sole mission was to build my BR. After I had hit my number started playing 2,5 & 5, 10 (very little but occasionally took shots when I was having a better month) in after about 17 months of playing. Back then I never tracked my game. So I really didn't know what my win rate was. I can make good assumptions but my volume week to week was all over the place. It was a purely monthly target. The target moved as I made more. I did have "BR" rules & still have them today. Back then my income rules were 50% was my pay 50% was put to pad my BR.
Fast forward: Moved to Virginia in 2015. Started playing home games & went to casinos sparingly. Didn't really care about how much I won. I've always had a poker envelop. I think in 20 years it's been empty twice. I simply wanted to start playing again. I had launched another business which I have today. From 2015 to 2018 I played albeit all over the place, however, I did start to track my winnings & working on my game.
From July 2018 to present (October 2020): Due to Covid & getting engaged 2020 has been rough in logging in my hours. I did re-read a lot of my old poker books & watched a good amount of training material. However, things look better & prepping to finish off the year well. And prepare for 2021, as the reason for this post.
Stats: July 2018-Dec 2019 532 hours Winnings $13,688.. 2020 102 hours Winnings $3166 (I did notice a change after Covid in the game. Playing 7 handed was definitely a small adjustment).
*Target is to get about 100 more hours until the end of the year.
*I generally play once a week for 7-11 hours. Next year my weekly target is 17 hours per week.
The purpose for this post is to share the journey back to my A.C. days, to improve my game, make friends, build a poker circle (back in the A.C. Days I had a small group), that we can hopefully improve each other's game, possibly travel, & of course make some money while having a great time enjoying the game. Feel free to reach out and post comments. Will start posting sessions on next visit to start navigating & getting into the habit of posting regularly.
I chose here to post as I am a CLP subscriber, listen to Bart often, and watch almost all of Ki's videos (to which I feel He does an excellent job breaking things down to which I can apply to my game). I also read a poker book a month to continue working on my game. Will be posting the read every month.
Thanks for reading.
2021 Targets 😁
800+ hours live
10+ Poker tourneys
Win $50k plus at 1,3 & 2,5
The majority of hours will be logged on at MGM National Harbor & some at Maryland Live. I prefer the tournament structures at Maryland Live, so the majority of tournaments will be a Live.
BR Rules & Win rate targets 🎯
BR-0-$10k...buy in-$300 target 🎯 win rate-$40+
BR-10k-$20k...buy in-$500 target 🎯 win rate-$50+
BI-BR-$20k-$30k...buy in-$500 🎯 win rate-$55+
BI-BR-$30k-$50k...buy in $1k 🎯 win rate-$70+
*generally always go for my session with 3 bullets for the day.
50% use for experiences & travel