What do you play? umm...poker? Holdem mostly. Omaha now and then for change of pace.
At what stakes do you play? Online, just play money so far. Live, I've played in small $25 tourneys (30-55 players, depending on day/time) and 3/6 LHE.
How long have you been playing? I always hate being associated with anything thats all of the sudden HUGE...like holdem became. I always gave my friends shit over watching poker on TV. Then about 6 months ago I started playing home games with them and my mind has pretty much been stuck on poker since then. I guess not all pop-culture explosions are automatically bad.
Where do you mostly play? Again, online I've just used play money, although I'm depositing my first real money this week after payday. I used to play on Stars only, but I've heard that Full Tilt is good too, so I've been there for the last week. IRL, we have a poker room (they call it a casino, but it's just poker games) closeby where I play. One of our dealers was down in Vegas for the WSOP and made it on TV (briefly, they obviously aren't the stars of the show) dealing final table at the main event.
Why did you come to FTR? I could just copy and paste everyone else's responses here, but basically I want to get good at poker. I'm not a complete donk, but I know I have LOTS of room to improve.
Do you have any goals (and how can we help)? First, because although the wife likes the winnings, she doesn't handle the losing nights very well (even though I'm in the black overall at this point)....SO, I want to actually build a bankroll to play from so that she can plainly see that I'm not actually LOSING money (anything lost was only won in the first place). At this point it's been "Honey, I'm taking $50 to go play tonight!" No more of that!!!
After that, like everyone else it seems, I want to work my way up through the games, eventually winning enough to provide a good bump to my regular income. I can't imagine ever quitting work to play poker, but if everything went well, I could see dropping the full-time job down to part-time and playing more poker in the off time.
My main problems now are that I'm too tight-passive and that I have no ability to put people on hands. Those are the two parts of my game I'm focusing on at this point.