Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vacation and 2011

First post in a while, so I'm going to keep it short.

I just got back from London England for a nice two week vacation with the girlfriend over Christmas and New Years. Loved every minute and can't wait to take my next vacation...

However, 2011 is going to be a hard working year, getting back into the groove of things and also do a lot more reviewing of my game as I felt this was lacking in 2010.

For those of you who have asked, I am not currently doing any coaching, I will be focusing on my own game and getting that in tip top shape.

That's it for now, hope everyone had a great New Years and wish you all the best in 2011!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Living Life

Long time no blog!

I have been enjoying my summer, hanging out with friends, going out and golfing once a week like I said in my last post, feels great to get out and just swing the club, plus I have to get ready for some golf tournaments in a few weeks.

I have also started up a good daily routine and grind schedule for August and so far I am following it and feeling good, getting in a good 6-8 hours of poker a day.

Nothing else major going on with me, just living life and enjoying every minute of it.

Hope all of you are enjoying the summer!

Till next time...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back Golfing Again

Finally back in the swing of things here at home.

Was out having a drink with a friend on his patio, and when he heard I hadn't golfed in over 10 months, he was shocked and so we headed over to the local golf course and played a quick 9 holes before the sun went down.

I shot a surprising four over as I was just happy to make contact with the ball, lol.

This got the golf bug back in my system and went out Tuesday morning to play a round and shot a 83, which I was happy with since it was the second time I had been out all year.

I will look to play at least once a week for the rest of the summer to prep for a few golf tournaments at the end of August and into September.

As always, gl at the tables!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some Sad News

So after a lot of thought and consideration I have decided to part ways with RainmanPoker.net.

It was not an easy decision, however, for me I feel it was one that needed to be made.

I want to thank Nick for giving me the opportunity and I want to thank all the great students and horses I was able to work with over the last eight months. I was able to get to know a lot of you and even meet a few of you in Vegas and it was a great experience.

I especially want to thank Bodeye, who is a great guy and friend, and one I will hopefully know for a very long time.

Wish everyone the best, I will continue to update my blog, so you can always find me here.

See you at the tables

Monday, July 5, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Back to the grind yesterday, Sunday July 4th.

After my session yesterday, I went out to see a local band at a great outdoor venue at around 8pm and had a great time. It is great to be back home, however it is about 50-60 degrees F colder than Vegas.

I finally got everything set back up here and next purchase will be the Bose Noise Canceling HeadPhones to go into super focus mode while grinding. I was able to try them at the Rainman House in Vegas from Ketan and they are fantastic.

Other than that, forgot to mention a little drama that happened at my last day in Vegas. Bodeye and I picked up a '92 Acura off Craigs List for $1300, and this thing got a flat tire on the 95 Highway on the way to the strip and Bodeye and I had to sit in the car on the side of the freeway in 110 degree F weather, not the best experience.

We were lucky enough Channing was able to come out to meet us and get us a Tow Truck and then I was able to enjoy the rest of my evening. Bodeye and I had a nice steak dinner at FIX at the Bellagio and gave away the leftovers to a guy who looked like he was hungry sitting on one of the walkways on the strip.

I will be focusing on grinding hard again this month as I didn't play too much while I was in Vegas.

GL at the tables!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2.5 Months Flew By!

So I'm at the Burbank Airport in California waiting for my flight back to Vancouver. I found a wall outlet so my laptop won't die on me and thought it would be a great time to update the ol' blog.

I have been in the US (LA & Vegas) for the last two and a half months working on growing RainmanPoker.net and I will be continuing to grow the business while I am back home as well. We have a great online membership program which holds live interactive webinars and also continuing to grow our stable of horses.

I was able to meet a lot of great people and students who came from all over the world to train at the RainmanPoker house, and you know you are doing a good job when students fly in from all over the world to train with Nick, Bodeye and myself.

My time spent living with Nick & Bodeye was great, they are some of the best people I know and great business partners.

It was nice to put faces to names when it comes to our students and they are all a bunch of great guys. They are learning what a real grinder is as it is not glamorous or always fun, but you can create a lifestyle that you would normally not get from a job and have more freedom.

I was able to get out of the house every now and then with the boys and hit the Red Rock to watch a few movies and do a little bowling. Nothing like having five different prop bets at one time while bowling. Also was able to hang out with one of Nick's closest friends Luke Kim, who is a great guy, great poker player and writes a great blog.

I will post some pictures of the house when I get home to give you guys a peek inside the RainmanPoker House in Vegas.

Time to board the plane...

Good luck at the tables!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Early Wake Up Call

Early wake up call in the Rainman Poker House this morning, every one got a Bugle alarm through the speakers of the house at 5am.

The reason for this was that a few students decided to go out last night and strolled in at 4am. So Nick decided it was a good time for a webinar to re explain the rules in the house and also do a HH review for the guys.

Luckily I went to bed a little early last night as Nick woke me up at 4:30am to make sure everyone was up by 5:15am and at their computer station by 5:45am.

Our Vegas house is not a vacation house, but it seems like some of the guys are treating it like one. We have created this environment for our Elite Students to grind in the best conditions without distractions, not to go out to the strip and stroll in at any hour like you own the place.

The Rainman House is here to teach our students how to grind and make a real living at poker. It is not glamorous, fun or easy to grind everyday, but that is the only way to succeed in online poker. It's all about volume in our house, not profit, because we know the profit will come with volume. If you don't get in the volume, then you simply cannot stay in our house.

Curious about the game requirement ion the house?
Full Tilt: 500 games/ weekly.
PokerStars: 1000 games/ weekly.

We also have a new member added to the Rainman Poker team. His name is Chase and he showed up in Vegas on Friday night at the corner of Craig & Buffalo to try and become Nick Apprentice. He has been thrown in and doing well so far, will post his blog once it is up.

Good luck at the tables.