The Bonus Guy
I really enjoy poker and the enjoyment comes from not only playing poker, but reading about, watching, and researching poker. When you have to slave away to make sure you reach the minimum hand requirement in a limited amount of time, it’s just not that much fun.
Just when I was thinking these words I found this at the Bad Beat Blog:
"I made the right decision in curtailing my bonus chasing. I find I am dreading firing up Empire Poker each night to clear my requisite 100 hands to finish off the latest bonus. The upside is that the $1/$2 shorthanded tables are still ATMs. Still, I find myself checking my total number of raked hands every five minutes so I can move back to playing SnGs. My love of poker is coming back and it was the bonus whoring that was killing it."
That said, I just found out about a Party Poker bonus, but it is only a 7x hands played match and I have a month to play it off. So I placed bonus bankroll, which incidentally has gone from $179 to exactly $300 in the last three weeks, and put it into Party to play the $1/$2 short-handed games I enjoy so much.
I play because it’s fun. Making money is going to be second for now.
Interesting article from the Indianapolis Star about college poker: