Steps forward

    • online2014
      online2014
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2014 Posts: 26
      Hello PS,

      I am new around...in PS community and in the online poker world.
      I have a full time job but love to play poker as much as I can. I started playing 137 days ago and tried a lot of games types: SNGs, MTTs and also cash tables Limit and NL (6max and zoom). Those shoots on more game types cost me a few bankrolls :)
      Almost all my small bankroll I played without any BRM. The last one was for Limit Holdem cash games but busted this too. Now I am trying to make this grinding using a bankroll of 14.42$ and a single format play SNG.

      Here is my short result so far on pokerstars:


      DATE WINNING GAME FINISH POSITION
      21,12,2014 5,78$ NL Hold'em [90 Players] tournament 1 out of 90
      14,12,2014 2,15$ VIP $5,000 Weekly [Freeroll for ChromeStar+] tournament on PokerStars 238 out of 20362
      13,12,2014 0,5$ $0.02 NL Hold'em [990 Players, Hyper-Turbo] tournament on PokerStars 8 out of 990
      10,11,2014 0,01$ PokerSchool Open Skill League tournament on PokerStars 43 out of 10000
      09,11,2014 0,01$ PokerSchool Open Skill League tournament on PokerStars 59 out of 10000
      02,11,2014 3,30$ MicroMillions-005 Sat: $0.15 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, 2x-Shootout] tournament on PokerStars 1 out of 36
      02,11,2014 0,63$ $0.11 NL Hold'em [Turbo], $250 Gtd tournament on PokerStars 113 out of 4857
      29,10,2014 0,01$ PokerSchool Open Skill League tournament on PokerStars 30 out of 10000
      29,10,2014 0,02$ PokerSchool Open Skill League tournament on PokerStars 43 out of 5013
      28,10,2014 2,2$ MicroMillions-006 Sat: $0.10 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, 2x-Shootout] tournament on PokerStars 1 out of 36
      27,10,2014 3,3$ MicroMillions-003 Sat: $0.15 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, 2x-Shootout] tournament on PokerStars 1 out of 36
      24,10,2014 5,5$ MicroMillions-004 Sat: $1.90 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, 2 Seats] tournament on PokerStars 1 out of 6
      19,10,2014 20,14$ $1.50 NL Hold'em [90 Players, Knockout] tournament on PokerStars 2 out of 90
      18,10,2014 8,8$ The Big $8.80 Sat: $0.88 NLHE [Turbo, Deep], 10 Seats Gtd tournament on PokerStars 22 out of 451
      18,10,2014 6,85$ $2.20 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Progressive Super-Knockout], $3K Gtd tournament on PokerStars 203 out of 2754
      11,10,2014 0,51$ $0.10 NL Hold'em [360 Players, Turbo] tournament on PokerStars 10 out of 360
      11,10,2014 6,36$ $4.40 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $12K Gtd tournament on PokerStars 536 out of 4750
      11,10,2014 4,86$ $0.10 NL Hold'em [360 Players, Turbo] tournament on PokerStars 2 out of 360
      07,10,2014 5,5$ The Big $5.50 Sat: $0.55+R NLHE [Turbo], 10 Seats Gtd tournament on PokerStars 10 out of 70
      30,09,2014 0,1$ $0.02 NL Hold'em [990 Players, Hyper-Turbo] tournament on PokerStars 28 out of 990
      21,09,2014 20,71$ $5.00 NL Hold'em [90 Players, Progressive Knockout] tournament on PokerStars 8 out of 90
      21,09,2014 28,95$ $0.55 NL Hold'em [Turbo], $400 Gtd tournament on PokerStars 6 out of 1524
      16,09,2014 0,79$ $100K Privilege Freeroll tournament on PokerStars 179 out of 15515
      11,09,2014 0,4$ $0.11 NL Hold'em [Turbo], $150 Gtd tournament on PokerStars 77 out of 2686
      06,09,2014 0,1$ $0.02 NL Hold'em [990 Players, Hyper-Turbo] tournament on PokerStars 17 out of 990
      31,08,2014 0,42$ $100K Privilege Freeroll tournament on PokerStars 604 out of 12702
      20,08,2014 2,25$ Summer Challenge All-in Shootout #08: $15,000 Added tournament on PokerStars 1834 out of 10000
      19,08,2014 2$ Summer Challenge All-in Shootout #07: $20,000 Added tournament on PokerStars 3781 out of 10000
      18,08,2014 2$ Summer Challenge All-in Shootout #06: $20,000 Added tournament on PokerStars 3117 out of 10000
      14,08,2014 2,88$ $1.50 NL Hold'em [HU, Hyper-Turbo, 2 Players] tournament on PokerStars 1 out of 2
  • 9 replies
    • Ramble
      Ramble
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 1,421
      Hi online2014 and welcome to PokerStrategy!

      It looks like you've given a lot of different formats a try - which one did you enjoy playing the most? There can be a huge difference in the approach you take playing in a cash game vs a single table SnG vs a large field MTT... that's one of the things that makes poker so interesting - same rules, different game!

      I would suggest you pick a format and try to learn it well before mixing in other formats. Luckily there are plenty of great articles and videos on this site to help you out.

      If this bankroll doesn't hold out, you can always get a little help with the free money offers.

      Good luck to you!
    • online2014
      online2014
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2014 Posts: 26
      Hi Ramble and thank you for the advices. The most I enjoy was Progresive KO :D but the buy-in is to high for my BR

      My bankroll is too small for other mixing experience so I will focus on 0.25$ SNGs for now.

      Regarding the free money... I tried but Coral doesn't worked well so I quit and start with my tinny 14.42 $ 3 days ago with those results so far:

    • iSoOwnYou
      iSoOwnYou
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.11.2014 Posts: 637
      Hey buddy! :f_drink:

      Great to see your bankroll moving up in the right direction, and that you are making some bankroll management.

      Subscribed to your blog, good luck!!!!!!!!!! :profit: xD
    • online2014
      online2014
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2014 Posts: 26
      After a few bussy days:

    • iSoOwnYou
      iSoOwnYou
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.11.2014 Posts: 637
      Nice perseverance with the 90s and well done on the recent results with 1.10 SATs! :f_drink:
    • online2014
      online2014
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2014 Posts: 26
      Thaks mate,

      the SNGs was played on rush :( a big mistake. I will try to have more time these days :f_thumbsup:
    • online2014
      online2014
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2014 Posts: 26
      After this:




      I started Zoom and some MTTs and get to 0 again :f_frown:
    • iSoOwnYou
      iSoOwnYou
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.11.2014 Posts: 637
      Sorry to hear man. Champions stand up one more time than losers, but vital to adjust your strategy. Bankroll management so crucial mate.

      I hope your Christmas is going nicely :f_drink:
    • Ramble
      Ramble
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 1,421
      Hey online - if you get a bankroll again (possibly through one of the Free Money Offers I mentioned earlier), you might want to try some smaller MTT's or even an STT to start. The nice thing about STT's is that once you are good at them you are already used to playing a final table of an MTT.