Online Poker Player Blogs His Rags to Riches Story
By Andrew B
Everybody likes a success story and when Chris Moneymaker won over $2.5 million at the 2003 WSOP (World Series of Poker) from a $39 online poker satellite, everybody wanted to emulate his success.

Ivan Correces, also known as Spektacular (Spek for short), was no different and has had remarkable success at various poker sites in recent weeks.

Correces said, 'I deposited $50 into an online poker site and went broke within a week…I had a friend who had a healthy bankroll on one site, so I told him to transfer $10 to my account. I promised him that not only would I pay him back, I’m going to double, triple, quadrouple that ten dollars into my lifetime poker bankroll…And I’m glad to say, I haven’t gone broke yet.'

Spek plays no limit Texas Hold’em and has kept a journal of short stories of victories and terrible bad beats he's experienced over his gambling adventure.

'The first week or so, I was on a crazy winning streak. I mean, I was on fire! After a while, the reality of gambling hit me,' said Correces, 'I started losing to horrible suck outs and bad beats. I lost about a third of my bankroll in two days.'

Within a few weeks he had transformed his playing style and was consistently winning big money. If you'd like to find out more about Spektacular’s poker progess you can read his blog at

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