Yes, I know.. my last blog post said I was “renewing” the challenge. However, I did some soul searching in August and finally came to the conclusion that I just didn’t have the time and energy to devote myself fully to the effort. I have decided to move on from it and, instead, focus on the writing and coaching.

However, that is not to say that the challenge was not a success. On the contrary! I was able to take $25.66 last November and turn it into over $4,000 in less than 6 months. And that included a $2,000 downswing! Who knows what might have happened if I had just run a bit better at 400NL (Go here to pick up where the 400NL shot began). Even so, I am not going to sit around and whine about what might have been. Instead, I am celebrating the accomplishment of proving that one can take a small sum of money and, rather rapidly, grow it into a substantial side income from poker!

I won’t recap the challenge in this post, as I covered it fairly extensively on a YouTube post.

Thanks to everyone who followed along on my Spare Change Challenge journey! I am both grateful for your support and appreciative to have met so many amazing people along the way. The pilgrimage back through micro-stakes was both a humbling and gratifying experience at the same time. I was happy to prove that poker is not dead and that we can still make money from this frustrating and exhilarating game.

Have a good month everyone. May you drag much cheese into your rathole!

Ever Upward!

Jim James

Jim James

Jim is the author of the best-selling book called Automatic Poker. He has been playing professionally for over 15 years and has helped countless people become winning poker players. Using a no-nonsense mathematical and logical approach to beating the games, Jim has helped demystify what it takes to win money in No-Limit Hold’em.
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