Thursday, 3 July 2008

Poker Blogging World Takes Blow As Aspiring Pro Throws In Towel

Melted Felt is sorry to have to break the news that, Pete - an aspiring poker pro from Dallas - yesterday threw in the virtual towel by ending both his blog and his '$237k Poker Bankroll Challenge'.

After a promising start to his online poker career during which Pete turned his initial $100 deposit into $607 over a month at 10c / 25c No-Limit Holdem, things started to go down hill.

Like 99% of poker players, Pete assumed he was naturally better than 99% of other poker players without having ever knowing how to spell 'strategy'. This assumption, confirmed by his initial wins, lead him to start a poker blog in which others could follow his destiny, to win hundreds of thousands of dollars at the virtual tables...

However, the confident tone in which Pete published bland hand histories and bankroll updates was soon to give way to a succession of easily avoidable bad beats. Worse was yet to come as the same bad beats were put together in Pete's 'unified theory of why it is impossible to beat the donks', a rationalisation that proved (however much loose passive horrible poker he played) that he was genuinely good - just 'unlucky'.

The final warning signs started flashing just 4 months later when blog posts all seemed to start 'Sorry I have not updated for a while...'.

While Pete has decided to end his challenge and blog that chronicled this, he actually forgot to tell anyone.... meaning 'my237kpokerchallenge' will join the massed ranks of abandoned poker blogs. The good news is that Pete, responding to an advert in his favorite football magazine, is now the proud owner (for just $69.99) of a system which is guaranteed to beat the sportsbooks week after week after week....



Unknown said...

Outstanding MF, I was literally LOL. Very funny stuff. BTW, someone posted the story over at

Mark said...

Hey, Thanks!

Appreciate the votes from roundersbuzz too... thanks!


Andy said...

Funny stuff :-) .. LOL

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