Quitting job, WSOP tournaments, other stuff

I recently quit a full-time job I was working for the past 9 months in order to focus on some personal projects, including playing more poker and working on a video project related to my book. I’m trying to sell some pieces for a WSOP tournament package (6 tourneys) I put together, which you can read about here. (Update: I’ve sold this package out.)

I won’t exaggerate my tournament experience; I have been mainly a cash game player and I’ve only played about 40 live multi-table tournaments, although my results are good and lately I’ve felt very confident in these events. I am of course aware that this is a very small sample size. To offset my far-from-proven MTT track record a bit, I’m not charging the 10-20% mark-up that more proven people charge on selling tournament pieces. I’m charging no mark-up, so a piece is a piece.

What else? I’m going to playing in a few tourneys this weekend; $200, $300, and $500 tourneys in Pendleton, Oregon. Apparently they get good turnouts there.

In preparation for the WSOP events, I’m also going to be playing some MTTs online, which I’ve never done, and reading more 2+2 forum strategy talk. I’ll try to post some questions on 2+2 about any interesting or troublesome hands I have in the next few tournaments I play.


  • http://dnapowersports.com Dan

    Good Luck Man! I’ll be there as well. Long as I dont have you reading me from across the table I should do ok :)

  • JD

    I would also recommend playing SNGs and HUSNGs. You’re just not going to get enough final table practice otherwise. Andrew Brokos talks about that in this article: http://www.thinkingpoker.net/articles/improving-your-mtt-skills/

    • http://www.readingpokertells.com Zachary Elwood

      Thanks JD. Yeah, you’re right. That’s what Andrew Brokos recommended and I’m going to be doing that. I definitely need more experience and will be trying to study and play as mucha s possible before then. Thanks.