I do have millions of hands of experience at the micro stakes though with some of the highest winrates in online poker history.
A bit about me personally. I am in my mid thirties and I am from Vancouver, Canada. I have a degree in history and philosophy from one of Canada's top universities.
Shortly after I graduated I found online poker. By grinding insanely long hours and often playing as many as 30 tables at a time, I became one of the biggest winners ever at the lower limits.
Thankfully I was also making enough money playing poker by this point to say goodbye to my crappy office job forever. That was 10 years ago.
I now spend most of the year living in beautiful Thailand and traveling around the world. I am able to make a living anywhere on earth from my laptop thanks to this silly little card game :)
A Brief History of Blackrain79.comOriginally this blog was started in 2007 as just a personal journal of my trials and tribulations at the micro stakes cash games.
It was a place to track my progress and rant about my downswings in relative obscurity.
But then a few years later a certain infamous website started tracking and publishing the results of all online poker players.
When people saw my results I gained legions of fans (and a few haters too) almost over night. And with that came the real birth of this website.
I decided to turn it into more of a learning resource for newer poker players and those struggling at the lower levels. I have had a lot of success in these games and so it is my way of giving back.
Make sure you pick up a copy of my free poker ebook to learn the strategy that I used to crush the micros for some of the highest winrates ever recorded.
Away From the FeltA few years ago I also started to get involved more in the teaching side of the game first by signing on as an instructor at a major training site and then by offering private coaching.
I have gone on to write two of the most popular books in the history of the game for the lower limits, Crushing the Microstakes and Modern Small Stakes.
Lastly, I have been featured in some of the biggest poker publications in the world including pokerlistings.com and pokernews.com where I am also a staff writer now.
Here at blackrain79.com you will find the highest level strategy advice on the internet for small stakes cash games. This is because everything I say is based off of millions of hands of experience.
I blog about all topics related to the micro stakes and touch upon my personal life and poker career from time to time as well.
I wish you all the best at the tables and if there is anything that I can help you with, feel free to contact me.