Hello all, welcome to my online poker blog.

I've been playing on and off for a decade after being introduced by a friend.

I played regularly for a few years during the poker boom and had a decent record at the micros, particularly Rush and Zoom No Limit Hold'em games (here's one of my graphs).

Around 2012 I began a new career which involved immersing myself completely in study in my spare time, so I had little to no time for poker. However recently this burden has eased and so I have been gradually dipping back in.

I'm an amateur player who still hopes to some day beat the rake.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Welcome back FTP!

I will be honest, I never ever thought I'd see the day.

FTP is back! Thank you Poker Stars you legends!

My $1.2k balance and 96k FTP points are restored, and I've just paired my account with the Stars one so that I can have liquid cash movement between the platforms depending on my mood. 

Can't believe I'm so happy about this, but it's really weird using the old software again. I love Stars but opening FTP back up is like meeting back up with an old friend who I haven't seen for years. 

Good luck at the tables!


So I've played a few hands there now and I think I may move back. I don't want to sound sour because it's been great playing on Stars, but I think that I'll get a better rake back deal on FTP. I don't think it would take too much work to maintain Platinum Edge status, which amounts to 20%. Plus you get FTPs so combined I think I could get about 25% rakeback on FTP compared to probably under 20% on Stars. At the end of the day, I'm only talking a handful of dollars but if anyone has read my previous post on compound interest you'll know that these small numbers can make a big difference over time.

In order to make this easier, I may actually move to 100NL. I will likely need work on my game to become a winner there, but I doubt that there is too much difference between that limit and 50NL plus the better rake  and rake back will probably enable me to at least break even until my game improves.