The Crooked Link

Life of a Low Stakes Gambler...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Welcome to the Crooked Link

When I first started this blog, almost 10 months ago, I did it with the intention of just having a place to jot down my ideas on a whole lot of things, but it was mostly a blog for myself. I really wasn't looking to put it out there for the world to see, not because of not wanting people to know what I was all about, but really because I did not think anyone but myself would find my thoughts the least bit interesting.

But when Kev asked me to become a part of the Crooked Straight, I jumped at the opportunity. He's really put together a cool site which has the potential to blow up into something big. He's got some great contributors. Whether it be music, poker, sports betting or whatever, these people know their shit.

So in case you don't feel like scanning through my older post to see what I'm all about, I'll make a bit of an introduction. My name is Victor, I'm 18 years old, and currently in my Senior year of high school. I'm originally from Mexico but have been living in Chicago my whole life.

Unlike most of the blogs on the Crooked Straight, mine really has no specific topic. I'll talk about anything, from poker to sports gambling, to just personal shit that happens to me. Sometimes even I won't know what the fuck I'm talking about.

But the main focus will be on gambling, as I'm a self described degenerate. I first got into poker probably around two years ago, and since then my love for the game has just grown exponentially. I mostly play online at PokerStars and Full Tilt, with an occasional trip to the charity casino, when I feel like playing live. After the poker came the sports betting. I've had far less success there, but it's mostly been due to a lack of discipline.

When I'm not playing poker or analyzing the lines for the nights basketball games, I just like doing the usual stuff. I love music, watching movies and I've been known to read a book or two. I also have a part time job that supports my gambling ways. You can also find me messing around on the forum at where I'm an active member there, usually making some less than stellar contribution to the discussion.

So that's about all there is to know about me. I hope you guys enjoy reading the blog and leave some feedback if you'd like.


The Hero said...

glad to have you aboard bro.

have a good weekend.

vtn said...

welcome aboard. not sure why it took kev so long to get you on. you got the name and everything! maybe my luck the picks will start to change.

The Dallas Kid said...

Good luck man and welcome aboard!!!!