Pinoy with a problem Entropay or Neteller and seeking for advice

    • sylefox
      sylefox
      Basic
      Joined: 17.02.2014 Posts: 14
      I haven't tried yet on playing real money on poker. But I'm getting good at it while playing play money in zynga poker. Turned 100k into 1.2m (lvl 20) and I think I pretty much got the hang of it. I would just like to take it a bit further into real money yet I do still doubt I'm going to win some, instead I might bust my own bankroll thereafter. I don't do SNG or any other tournament types. Just cash games. I still don't understand what's no limit and limit texas holdem.

      I'd like to know the best or the easiest way to beat others in which websites would I most likely to get that kind of service. I've come across with pokerstars as the best and comeon as the easiest to beat kinda games so far. Both in which they allow entropay as i read in one blog.

      See, I don't read a lot of people using entropay in Philippines just yet. How to really deposit from bank to entropay and I don't know if I could trust entropay better than Neteller. Trusting that bank wire to entropay is much more convenient for me whilst I have not had any credit card yet. Though the deposit takes some time, but quicker when entropay to pokerstars. Also I have an RCBC mywallet VISA card and I'm not sure how extensive they can get to be so useful in this type of venture. Don't advice me of EON, it sucks, has an annual fee and mine just got closed for not paying it. So I'm really bothered lately looking for useful blogs when there are hardly any. It's aggrevating.

      Also, it's only this month that I really have come to realise how dumb playing forex is with real money, I keep losing, but I keep winning on poker on the other hand so I'll venture to this. I've not had any friends who is able to teach me about poker, and I don't know where to start. Should I be starting online or offline, and how am I going to start with offline. I do have a cousin who happens to own a bar with only one poker table. He's got so many chips than anyone on my friendlist, only in Zynga though. Should I really ask him about it?
  • 11 replies
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hey sylefox!

      I don't want to be an arse but people on zygna are so so bad you can't really compare it to real money poker. But thats not a problem though. You have played some poker so you don't have to learn the bare basics.

      The difference between no limit and limit holdem is that the amount you bet in limit holdem is restricted. In no limit holdem you can bet as big as you want, you can go all in at every moment of the game if you want to. In limit holdem you can only make it 1bb bigger pre flop and 2bb post flop. I'm sorry if this isn't 100% correct but I'm a no limit player myself but I'm pretty close I'm sure. Anyway you get the point I hope?

      If you don't know where to start I'd say pokerstars is a safe bet. There is always traffic and there are loads of fish. The easiest way to beat them is a bit harder. I can't just tell you what you should do. But start reading our basic articles is a great start!

      I don't know anything about entropay so I can't and won't comment on that. I know people that use their Visa, I use Skrill myself. But you can also start playing without depositing money! I never deposited myself. Take a look at our free poker offers. This is how I started out 2,5 years ago and I've got more then $1k now!

      I never play live poker. I did it once in a casino and a couple of times with friends. It's a lot of fun but it's hard to get hands in. It's a bit to slow for me so I'd say try to play online poker and live maybe every weekend or so.

      If you have more questions don't be afraid to ask them.

      Best regards

      RasTweet
    • sylefox
      sylefox
      Basic
      Joined: 17.02.2014 Posts: 14
      I appreciate your reply, though you don't really seem to be a Filipino. I also just figured that Zynga has lots of them bad players from reading in another forum. You are right about it.

      I have some questions I want to ask, if you don't mind. What is a BB that you just mentioned? and What is the concept of Sit N Go? I only know that it's a mini tournament that only one or few can win out of all the players that bought themselves in. I don't see how I can even beat them. I admit I'm a pretty bad player from now on. I just got busted with play money on pokerstars in 2 days. I thought I was good at it, but nahhh it's really a complex game that I should really read more about. Some resources to read elsewhere would be nice, if you can give me links to it, I'd very much appreciate that. Not the basics though, I think I know adequately about it.

      Thanks for sharing your experience, to getting to $1k. That's motivating, I hope I can be a good player someday making atleast $20 a day would be my goal. I know I need something like 10x of bankroll as I've read somewhere or seen in youtube tutorials. It's good to know that you're fond of online than live, I was thinking of just that. I don't want to feel uncomfortable sitting among other poker players live, and maybe I could have tells showing around my expressions. Online is just convenient and while reading that many people actually make a living in pokerstars.

      Also just found out you're a moderator, do you know what happened to get free poker chips? where i have to answer some quiz? There's no quiz, as I've captured in a screenshot.
      http://s28.postimg.org/3wm2ajv8c/Screen_Shot_2014_02_20_at_7_36_45_AM.jpg
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,245
      Hey sylefox,

      In Limit games a BB means Big Bet. For instance blinds are 10/20, so the base cost to play is 20 which is a Small Bet. Preflop and postflop the betting can only be in multiple of 20s. After the turn card the betting rises to 40 (Big bet) and players can only call 40 or raise another 40 to a maximum of 4 raises (this is called capping).

      Sit N Goes are tournaments that generally start when a set number of players join whereas normal tournaments start at a set time regardless of the number of players.

      I can highly recommend our NL Beginners Course. This will ensure you haven't missed any key concepts and will help clear up anything you don't understand.

      It may be that we are unable to offer free money to Filipinos. Check this link and if you don't see any poker rooms listed then sadly we won't be able to give you free money.

      If you do see a list of poker rooms, then select the 'Overview' or 'Bonus Instructions' link of the room you are interested in and then you should see 4 tabs along the top of the page. Click the one marked 'Free Money FAQ' and scroll down to Item 2 which should give you instructions on how to get the free money.

      Let us know if you can see that or not

      Laz
    • sylefox
      sylefox
      Basic
      Joined: 17.02.2014 Posts: 14
      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey sylefox,

      In Limit games a BB means Big Bet. For instance blinds are 10/20, so the base cost to play is 20 which is a Small Bet. Preflop and postflop the betting can only be in multiple of 20s. After the turn card the betting rises to 40 (Big bet) and players can only call 40 or raise another 40 to a maximum of 4 raises (this is called capping).

      Sit N Goes are tournaments that generally start when a set number of players join whereas normal tournaments start at a set time regardless of the number of players.

      I can highly recommend our NL Beginners Course. This will ensure you haven't missed any key concepts and will help clear up anything you don't understand.

      It may be that we are unable to offer free money to Filipinos. Check this link and if you don't see any poker rooms listed then sadly we won't be able to give you free money.

      If you do see a list of poker rooms, then select the 'Overview' or 'Bonus Instructions' link of the room you are interested in and then you should see 4 tabs along the top of the page. Click the one marked 'Free Money FAQ' and scroll down to Item 2 which should give you instructions on how to get the free money.

      Let us know if you can see that or not

      Laz
      I do see a lot of rooms, especially pokerstars. I've also read some pinoys here had answered the quiz. But I don't see any quiz though.

      BUT thanks to you, I see the Free Money FAQ in Pkr..

      I'd just like to know if there is such thing as freerolls? I've read it in another forum, an old thread like 2-3 years ago. Don't know if that still happens though. It'd be really nice if I can try doing freerolls to test my ability. And thank you soooooo much for the link where I can find strategy. Guilty as charged, I didn't look much into this site because there's just way too many links that kind of overwhelms me.

      Btw, in the link you gave me, i read about bankroll management. I should buy in only 2% as I've calculated the equivalent on the table. But in some youtube video, it was 5% in cash games and 2% when multi-tabling. So which is right?

      Also, I'm just a student. I don't have much savings.. I only want to invest maybe something like $10... I shouldn't be playing at all?
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,245
      Hey sylefox,

      Most sites have freerolls. In fact we regularly run PokerStrategy only freerolls at several of our partner rooms.

      When playing No Limit Holdem it is customary to buy into cash tables with 100 times the big blind. So a .01c/.02c table has a buyin of $2. This is to ensure you can maximise your wins when you get true monster hands.

      If you do the beginner's course, that is the strategy you will be taught. It is known as Big Stack Strategy (BSS).

      My advice would be to do the NL Beginner's course, play some freerolls to be able to test what you learn and maybe earn a little extra cash.

      Regards

      Laz
    • sylefox
      sylefox
      Basic
      Joined: 17.02.2014 Posts: 14
      What exactly do you mean by a hundred times?

      I forgot to ask bout freerolls.. Its free to buy in to that right? Is it an SNG or cash game or tournament? And are the odds terrible in winning for a beginner like me?
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hey sylefox

      I'm sorry I see I messed up a link in my first post. Click here to see all our free money offers. In there you'll find the quiz and our freerolls.

      Regarding bankroll management it depends on what you are going to play. If you are going to play no limit holdem big stack strategy you want a bankroll of at least 25 buy ins. A buy in is the amount you take with you on the table. Big stack strategy means that you have at least 100 big blinds on the table at all times. So when the limit is $0.1/$0.2 the big blind is $0.2 and 100 x $0.2 = $2. This means that you want to have $2 at all times to play big stack strategy. You bankroll management has to be 25 buy ins so this means $2 x 25 = $50.

      Freerolls are free to register yes. They are multi table tournaments. They aren't really hard to play since not to many people take them seriously. To be honest if there weren't freerolls I probably wouldn't be playing anymore. I once nearly busted my bankroll. But thanks to a couple of freerolls I won $30 and from then on my bankroll only grew.

      Regards

      RasTweet
    • sylefox
      sylefox
      Basic
      Joined: 17.02.2014 Posts: 14
      Thank you both for putting so much sense to my brain. Okay so I guess I'm going to need $50 to play.. I'll try freerolls then. Still reading through the strategy content. This forum is so helpful.

      Oh and by the way, since the freeroll is a tournament, then only few can win, right? Like Top 4 or something? How many players are there usually? I don't know much about tournaments and SNG, but I asked one person. He said there 18 of them in SNG and he won about $22 with it being Top 1. How is this freeroll any different, cause then maybe if there are like a 50-100 of them players, I'd probably lose hope winning.
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Hey again

      Not everyone is making money in a freeroll no. You have to be in the top x% of the field. I can't really say how much it is. There is a strategy article about freerolls. Click here for the article.

      A SnG can have different amount of players. There are SnG for: 6 players, 9 players, some rooms have 10 players, 18 players, 180 players. There is probably more but I'm forgetting them but you get the point. A SnG is just a tournament with a set amount of people. So an SnG starts when they reach that number. A normal tournament starts at a set time no matter how many players have registered.

      Best regards

      RasTweet
    • sylefox
      sylefox
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      Joined: 17.02.2014 Posts: 14
      Again, it keeps getting clearer. Thank you. I didn't know almost anything I asked for had a link to just in the same site hehe.
    • RasTweet
      RasTweet
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      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      You're welcome sylefox.

      Yeah we can link you to most of you questions. If you don't know what certain words mean you can also take a look in our glossary. And of course if you do have questions, just ask them.

      Best regards

      RasTweet