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  16-Jan-09, 02:05   #1
How much money did you lose to become a profitable poker player? 0 
cyclonisz2 

Joined: Oct '07
Location: Australia
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 405
How much money did you fork out before you started making more money than you were losing? For me I'd say at least one to two thousand dollars, but this was because I played lots of free rolls, I could of lost a lot more if it weren't for them Smile

     
  16-Jan-09, 02:33   #2
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M3turbo 
Joined: Dec '07
Location: Denmark
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 2644
I deposited 50$ 4-5 times over a small year then I started to break even but I have also been using tight bankroll management right from the beginning Thumbs Up So a total 200-250$

At the lowest micro stakes I think everyone can atleast break even if they use common sense and patience Smile

     
  16-Jan-09, 03:46   #3
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GeneYuss 

Joined: Jan '08
Location: Canada
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 2697
I started playing on pokerstars play money sit and gos. I lost my play money bankroll many times but I would just buy back in with 1k or 2k chips you get free. Everytime I got 10k chips, I would buy in to the 10k chip tournament. If I lost I would start again, if I won I would buy in for the next level. Than eventually I made it to 50k and 80k buy ins and build my stack to 500k, 600k. My chips continued to grow and one day I made it to 15mill in chips.

I Found out I could sell the the play chips and sold them for $150. That's pretty much how I started my bankroll. I think the experience I gained from this was more important than the $150. My advice to new players; get a free bankroll, don't invest your own money. Than you can play your game and not worry about going broke.


     
  16-Jan-09, 04:04   #4
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Marclor 
Joined: Feb '08
Location: Canada
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 79
I played almost all the free bankrolls from this website. This is what it took me in order to be profitable. As geneyuss said, it is a good thing not to have put my own money in there... but at the same time it can sometimes be bad because it doesnt really bother you to lose and you're often more ready to gamble since its not "your own money"...

     
  16-Jan-09, 08:05   #5
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doomdy 

Joined: May '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 6197
I did the no deposit at party and bust it all Big Smile

After that i deposit $75 at Full Tilt and did break even/littl profit.
After that profit Smile

     
  16-Jan-09, 08:49   #6
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intentcity4 

Joined: Aug '08
Location: Australia
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 1418
i will let you know when i start winning. Sad

     
  16-Jan-09, 09:09   #7
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NoReflex 
Joined: Oct '08
Location: Germany
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 29
i won some tournaments when i was a fish so i lost about 50$ before i started playing good enough to build my bankroll up to the 0,50/1 stakes

     
  16-Jan-09, 10:50   #8
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azraell84 
Joined: Sep '08
Location: Poland
Age: 35 (M)
Posts: 40
GeneYuss where on pokerstars is that option to sell play money i didnt see it ??

     
  16-Jan-09, 11:40   #9
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weakminded 

Joined: Sep '08
Location: Belgium
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 442
Posted by azraell84:
GeneYuss where on pokerstars is that option to sell play money i didnt see it ??


+1, I still have a lot of play money on my account on pokerstars, so where can you sell them for real money????? Smile how much do you got to have minimum to sell and so on Smile would be really really nice if it is still possible Smile and can you collect them right away or do you need to unlock them like a bonus first ??

     
  16-Jan-09, 13:59   #10
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heerenvene 
Joined: Nov '07
Location: Netherlands
Age: 57 (M)
Posts: 39
+1, I still have a lot of play money on my account on pokerstars, so where can you sell them for real money????? how much do you got to have minimum to sell and so on would be really really nice if it is still possible and can you collect them right away or do you need to unlock them like a bonus first ??

+1

     
  16-Jan-09, 14:05   #11
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doomdy 

Joined: May '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 6197
Posted by heerenvene:
+1, I still have a lot of play money on my account on pokerstars, so where can you sell them for real money????? how much do you got to have minimum to sell and so on would be really really nice if it is still possible and can you collect them right away or do you need to unlock them like a bonus first ??

+1


Why ur copying posts heerenvene???? Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused

This is not the first right? Saw you doing it a lot Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused

     
  16-Jan-09, 14:44   #12
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weakminded 

Joined: Sep '08
Location: Belgium
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 442
he probably likes my posts so much that he just couldn't resist to copy my oh so beautifully sentences. Tongue
lolz

     
  16-Jan-09, 15:36   #13
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magatt966 

Joined: Jan '09
Location: Italy
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 3847
Posted by heerenvene:
+1, I still have a lot of play money on my account on pokerstars, so where can you sell them for real money????? how much do you got to have minimum to sell and so on would be really really nice if it is still possible and can you collect them right away or do you need to unlock them like a bonus first ??

+1

Why ur copying posts heerenvene????

This is not the first right? Saw you doing it a lot

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  16-Jan-09, 15:50   #14
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acehighness 

Joined: Feb '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 73
I read somewhere about people selling their play money. They got $10 for 1 million play chips, they sold it through Ebay. I really dont understand why people would ever pay for that ... why not just play with the $10 ??!!!??
I ran my full tilt play money up to over a million a couple of times but I would keep coming home drunk and go busto Smile Actually I did the same with free poker bankrolls for a while as well .. luckily I found LOADS i could request when I googled for 'free poker bankrolls', requested simply all of those and went busto again and again when I got home drunk. Finally deposited some money myself (like a true donk) and finally learned the value of the money and not gone busto since !!
Still I learned a ton by using the free bankrolls from bankrollmob and stuff.

     
  16-Jan-09, 16:04   #15
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M3turbo 
Joined: Dec '07
Location: Denmark
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 2644
@acehighness

There is nothing like hard earned bucks Smile
Buying playmoney....I don't get it either Confused

     
  16-Jan-09, 16:31   #16
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bboy 

Joined: Dec '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 104
Started on stars took me 1 year to break even after being down 500 then i started win consistently and havent looked back since. happy ever after Big Smile

     
  16-Jan-09, 17:43   #17
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marchewki 
Joined: Jan '09
Location: Poland
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 10
i lost 220-250$ in one game Smile hehe bad lucky Smile

     
  16-Jan-09, 19:39   #18
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T3ddyKGB 

Joined: Oct '08
Location: Germany
Age: 44 (M)
Posts: 2023
im still no profitable player...
thats why i keep playin freerolls to gain more experience. but im confident im gonna be soon cos in the last 30 days ive been like 20 times in the money and least 6-7 times on final table - and that always out of 1000-2000 players. so either im just the king of the donks Big Smile or im on a good way to be a good player.
i just dont know if i should keep playin tournys/s&g mtt etc ? because i always lose my winnings on cashtable - the reason why i know at least...not the bad beats, but my impatient. thats something i have to work on yet.

     
  16-Jan-09, 20:10   #19
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Calmplay 

Joined: Apr '08
Location: Mauritius
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 4104
Yep, I'm also not profitable yet but it will come with time. Lost between 500-1000 and hope than it's not gonna increase further Aww crap!

     
  17-Jan-09, 09:35   #20
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GeneYuss 

Joined: Jan '08
Location: Canada
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 2697
To sell play chips search google for "sell pokerstars play chips". You can sell Full Tilt chips, Party Poker chips, etc. Do not sell to free domain sites and always send small increment first. Today I just sold some play chips to a friend's dad lol, 450k for $5. I should open up buy/sell playchips on my website.

     
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