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Weekly Poll: How was your poker year so far?

  • Poll
    • How was your poker year so far?

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      Total: 76 Votes
    • TribunCaesar
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      This week, we would like to know how you are running this year. Therefore, we opened this thread in which you can tell us about your progress in this year. Poker is a game of ups and downs, so don't hesitate to tell us also about your breakdowns. Talking about them helps a lot. We look forward to hearing your stories.

      Best regards,
  • 18 replies
    • CoreySteel
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      I started playing more in April and May. I hit 320$ mark and went to 0.5/1 FR on PartyPoker. That was my third attempt on this level. I quickly lost 120$ so I went down a level. Now I'm only waiting to hit 2000 SP to get Elephant license and then I will move to PokerStars on 0.25/0.50 SH tables.

      Here is my progress on 0.25/0.50 FR on PP.
      ATM I'm at 390$.
    • mudkip
      Joined: 16.04.2008 Posts: 48
      I have only been playing for about five weeks, so my summary isn't too long:

      I started out at .05/.1 FL on PP. I was doing okay and slowly building my bankroll, but one morning I woke up and decided I'd give NL10 SSS a shot. It worked out okay to begin with, but after a couple of bad days I was down about $10 overall.

      I decided last week I'd give FL another shot, so I went back to .05/.1 and found I was playing really, really well - well enough that I recently moved up to .1/.2, and am doing even better. I am considering moving up to .15/.3 soon if things keep going well - I have the bankroll and I don't think it's much different to .1/.2. My current goals are to get gold (I'm close) and to work my way up to .25/.5 FL.

      Oh, and my best achievement was felting TribunCaesar in the community tournament last night! :)
    • Yoghi
      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      I started with $100 and I've got like $3.5k now, including a 1.5k downswing. So I think good is the right answer :D

      (Can't post graph here, so don't flame me)
    • matkov
      Joined: 15.11.2007 Posts: 202

      I went bankrupt in december doh (doing smth not sure if it was poker :D ) Then in January I got 7 $ of rakeback, and this month I've reached 140 $ mark (with a help of a rakeback ofcourse). But after this, bad, bad things started happening (they still do), so I'm back at nl10 where it is practicly impossible to move up without rakeback :D I've still got some ''will'' to play thou, hoping for better times.
    • hova
      Joined: 09.11.2006 Posts: 3,679
      Played January, went broke on february, scarcely played after that. Maybe 40k hands max. Will be rebuilding on 100NL after exams are over. Thus catastrophic imo :(
    • swissmoumout
      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      winning less than I would like to at the moment (just 3.4ptBB/100 overall - ~32k hands - at nl200), but that's mostly due to the 15 BI dowswing ^^ But I also went from a breakeven player to a good winning player, so I can't complain :)
    • Drakhor
      Joined: 13.01.2008 Posts: 554
      Considering I barely made 60 dollars in cash games and tournaments combined, I'd say it's rather average. :P
    • Dippy19
      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 1,347
      I started at 50$, made about 600$ over all, cashed out, because I had some insane idea that I will study more if I don't play :rolleyes:

      Then I made about 80$ with my FPPs and after a month I was at 466$ until today, bad day for poker, now I'm at 414$

      Over all it was good, but today sucks:P

      Good luck to everybody.
    • MeanGreen
      Joined: 20.09.2007 Posts: 862
      Had an upswing and then the inevitable downswing brought me right back to where I started 10.000 hands ago.

      Playing NL25 FR SSS.
    • tehChipDonk
      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 173
      i would say good..... but im on a bad run this week, aa's & kk's always get cracked by runners or by ak suited or even by idiots calling with a6 flopping trips.......but im 8 points away from gold! cant wait to watch that sss video
    • p0kerQT
      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 1,300
      had a few badbeats like everyone but overall great :D turned my $50 into $500~ in 2 months... so the next 2 months it'll be $5000 hopefully lol
    • sismis
      Joined: 27.10.2006 Posts: 352
      considering that i tried to beat NL400SH in march(slightly underrolled) and fell down to NL100(played even some NL50 for self-confidence&educational reasons) i cant say i am pleased. but what doesnt kill you, makes you stronger and i will be back on NL200 next month for sure.
    • sw0ldo
      Joined: 31.07.2007 Posts: 397
      didn't realy play much for first few months of the year then started cash last month and went from $900 to $3500.
    • drachdudek
      Joined: 06.11.2007 Posts: 656
      Not to much to say, upswings, downswings...i am learning :) and that is all i want for now.. Last two months more or less stable...below stats after 116k from January till May....

      +1,5PTBB/100 on NL50 - 70.000 hands
      +0.4PTBB/100 on NL100 - 46.000 hands

      playing SSS.

    • opal99
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      I'm playing it only since February and after 3 weeks of doing nothing similar to poker I really started to play and went up really fast... 7 weeks ago I changed from FL FR to SH and spent more than 1 month (~26k hands) in red numbers but a week ago I finally moved up (with $250 loyalty bonus help :) ) and doing fine at the moment.
      So, it was great almost-1/2 year with poker :D

      currently playing 1/2 FR SH btw...

      thanks to PS for everything!
    • Menadjer
      Joined: 21.04.2007 Posts: 37
      I deposited 600$ on FT in january and played there 3 months.
      Im playing nl 6max. Here is graph

      First 30k hands are on nl25 then i moved to nl50 and when my br hit 3k I decided to cashout and move to party poker.
      So i moved in April to party to play nl100 6max.
      Here is graph for nl100

      Only 20k hands in 2 months :( , but cant play more because of university...
    • gemgem69
      Joined: 22.03.2008 Posts: 214
      cant miss
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I can´t edit image :(
      +2000$ at 5 months just playing+ 1000$ (rackeback+ bonus+ some tournaments. )