Sometimes you just know it when you see it. Part time poker has always interested me and I knew the day would come when I decided to not play as much poker, but I surprised even myself with how quickly I got to that point. For a few years now I have worked very hard on my poker game and achieved some incredible results. However, in the past few months I have realized that I am no longer interested in pursuing poker on a full time basis, and will only be playing part time poker. It has been a gradual process, but my interest in the game has waned, and I have simultaneously been increasingly busy with other ventures. Going forward I intend to pursue these areas that are more interesting and meaningful to me. In order to do that I need to free up some more time and spend less studying and playing poker.
Over the past three years I have worked for DragtheBar.com, which is one of the best poker instructional websites in the world. Going forward in the new year I will no longer be producing a significant amount of content. I have a great relationship with the DTB, and plan to stay involved in a more limited manner going forward. I will pop in to the forums from time to time and check in to see how everyone is doing. DTB is an incredible website and resource for poker players, and in my time with DTB I have seen many players make huge strides in their poker games. The CEO (Hunter Bick) has done a great job of making the forums a friendly environment to learn in (unlike some other poker forums that we won’t name :), and DTB has hundreds of videos of high quality poker instructional videos.
I have thought a lot about what I would do after poker. Somehow, I still don’t have the answer to that question, but I have some ideas. The transition doesn’t have to be instantaneous. I am happy to spend a couple of days a week playing some poker and the rest of my time pursuing other activities. Part time poker should be a refreshing change 🙂
I still have a ton of poker knowledge and experience that I want to share, so I plan to continue to blog about my experiences in both poker and life, and possibly publish a book. So please stay tuned to www.thepokercapitalist.com for updates! You can also follow me on Twitter @pokercapitalist