Well, sitting here at 12:30am depressed because I have no bankroll and no money to re-deposit I have decide that I can't actually play Poker. I have the attention span of a 2 year old and I think 10 8 offsuit is an acceptable hand to call and all in with ....
I quickly lost the $5 on both yachting and terminal AND gutshot ...... Yeeeeah I think I should quit!
Ah... If you think you play too loose then just play tighter. Be more selective, try to see flops with good odds and things should go your way. But don't be scared to put your chips in the middle before your opponent does. Just don't be an aggro donk or a calling station
Joined: Nov '10
Age: 33 (M)
When I started to play I was very enthusiastic about poker. I played on Zynga on facebook and I did really well there and I received free bankroll and busted it. Then I made my first 10$ deposit and I busted it. Then I deposit again and turn 10$ into 80$ playing Dons on stars and then guess what? BUSTED IT Then started on Full Tilt. Turned 10$ into 130$ in one month and (you are guessing) busted it in 2 hours playing 20$ heads up against same guy And I sad : i will never play poker again! Its over! I dont know to play or it is rigged... After 7 days I deposited 50$ (as my last shot) on Doyles room and decided to play MTTs and not to care about everyone talking that only way is to be aggressive. Played very few hands, bluffed rarely and started to make money. Learned something about bankroll management too. And never looked back! Now Im make my living playing poker and I proud on that. So, change your attitude, play ABC tight poker, learn BRM and start with some decent amount of money (at least 50$) Good luck to you!
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
Dont quit. Sometimes na amateur online player pass through phases like this. Now its the best time to do what you just start doing: to write on the fórum. This way you will acumulate mobpoints to your mobacount and then, quickly you will have enough to make a big transfer to a poker room, so you can continue to play. Even if you get a new deposit inthe mean while, keep posting, it will work as your safety fund for times like this!
This is true! Jav do you still play on Doyle's room? That's one site I've never tried! Is the traffic any good there? I had a result last night playing a $22 tourney and watching poker videos on pokerstars.tv to keep me amused, cashed for $440 so can't really complain. Just need to decide if I'd rather be a cash player or if I have the patience for tournament play! Might enter the Sunday 200k and see what happens
at first i felt sorry for you, was gonna give you a few dollars to get you by, untill you told me how you lost it, ,whats the point chucking good money after bad,,,, what ya gonna do?? you live you learn.......................................
Lol doz i was in a tournament and short short stack went all in for a seventh of my stack, he had 33 so overall wasn't too bad! Lost yachting to a set of 6 on the flop over 2 pair and gutshot I played sng instead of cash! Stupid stupid me
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 57 (M)
Posted by jovicakralj: After 7 days I deposited 50$ (as my last shot) on Doyles room and decided to play MTTs and not to care about everyone talking that only way is to be aggressive. Played very few hands, bluffed rarely and started to make money. Learned something about bankroll management too. And never looked back! Now Im make my living playing poker and I proud on that. So, change your attitude, play ABC tight poker, learn BRM and start with some decent amount of money (at least 50$) Good luck to you!
Chin up Godward! jovicakralj just summed it up nicely.
With a low bankroll playing the Donk limits, most have an attention span of a new-born, so you might just be ahead of the game!
Play the ABC thingy and watch you bankroll. NO 10-8 hands unless you can limp in absolutely late position, because you know the Donks will re-raise each other until they are all-in pre-flop. So you´re just building down your stack. No tricky post-flop hands except in late position until you have some kind of a bankroll.
The hardest thing probably is being "patient"... Let me be clear about this......PATIENCE.... Make that "FOLD" button your friend. There really is no other way.
It´s tough, it´s no fun really, until you see that mini-bankroll start to grow..slowly... It´s like the Sun coming up in the morning with promises of a better day than the day before...
Joined: Jan '10
Age: 57 (M)
Try to play freeroll godward89. try hard to win any prize before you deposit even you have money, then you will know how difficult to win so you will play very carefully. that's important play carefully even in your lucky day. Not everyday we win at poker
Joined: May '09
Age: 34 (M)
the most important thing to realise in poker is you need to improve. many people start poker thinking it's easy money, but in reality it requires lot of hardwork and skill. if you keep trying you'll surely improve and good results will come in long term
Joined: Nov '10
Age: 33 (M)
Posted by godward89: This is true! Jav do you still play on Doyle's room? That's one site I've never tried! Is the traffic any good there? I had a result last night playing a $22 tourney and watching poker videos on pokerstars.tv to keep me amused, cashed for $440 so can't really complain. Just need to decide if I'd rather be a cash player or if I have the patience for tournament play! Might enter the Sunday 200k and see what happens
No I changed lot of rooms since then. I dont know does that site exist anymore. It was on Cake but later changed network. Try Sunday200k? 22$ tourney? Or you play way bigger then you should or you dont have any problems at all
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 35 (M)
If I read that right, you cashed for over $400 bucks there right Godward? If so good stuff, that is a nice haul. Don't burn it up on expensive tournaments, that's a pretty far cry from a $5 no deposit bonus and it's enough to let you safely play at reasonable stakes, it'll probably help you with your boredom. Look up Bank Roll Management.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 51 (M)
My advice to beginners is to play freerolls for a while and learn a bit about the game. I know freerolls are loose but good practice, better than play money which is utterly useless when you can reload in five minutes. Once you have advanced several times to the top ten percent of freerolls or even better cashed in, take advantage of BRMs free bankrolls and play microlimits. I have seen a surprising number of really good players at very low limits.
After you have burned through a few free rolls (or better, built up a bit), read a few good poker books, read them several times and implement what you have learned. Practice sound bankroll management (lots of articles on that). Take part in the various forums (like BRM!). See what works for you and what doesn't and try to get better. Track your results and don't lose your cool. Post hands here and discuss it with us. Watch the players you consider "good" and learn why they are raking it in. Finally, keep it fun. Very few people make substantial money from this. There are other things in life than poker.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 43 (F)
Its too soon to quit. We all have been there and we have lost some at the beginning but then we stuck to it and made a profit. You need to pick better hands to play and always review your game history in each hand. It helps a lot. If you also play at same table with regulars try taking some notes. Some of them are really predictable . For example i have notes for some players at omaha tables which every time they have a pair of aces they raise and bet the pot till river no matter what And while they win some i believe they have lost more hands by playog the same way always. You need to adapt gl with your next bankroll