Trying to finally become a winning player!

    • nis547
      nis547
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      Joined: 11.01.2015 Posts: 10
      Hi everyone.

      Brief background... My first ever exposure to poker was a pub freeroll NL Holdem tourney back in 2006. I watched the first one because I didn't know the rules and was too scared to stuff up as it was self dealt and I barely even knew how to shuffle! I played the next one and was first out because I thought I would try and "do a bluff". A few months later I had won a few tourneys and came runner up in my region final of 200 or so people. Since then I have played on and off, varying from pub free rolls, online micro sng's, tourneys and cash games, and the occasional casino cash game.

      Overall, I have not been profitable. I've had a few wins here and there, and a few big pots and double ups in cash games, but overall I am down for sure.

      I have joined this site because I want to improve my game. I want to take poker from a place that I associate with drinking and smack talk to a profitable second income. I don't plan on quitting my job or playing probably anything higher than low stakes, but when I do play.... I want to win!!

      I have read a few books and heard about this site through WPT magazine. I have done a few courses on the pokerstars poker school and am also a member of pocket fives. I am trying to better myself, and better my game, and I hope this site helps me with my journey!

      Talk soon,

      -Nis
  • 7 replies
    • MichFran
      MichFran
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      Joined: 22.07.2007 Posts: 156
      Hi, if you want to improve your game Poker Strategy is the right place for you :)
    • Ramble
      Ramble
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 1,421
      Hi nis457 and Welcome to PokerStrategy!

      It looks like you are being pretty active in trying to learn this game better. The one thing that sets PokerStrategy apart though is the really friendly and supportive community we have here. It looks like you've played a variety of formats - which one do you prefer the most?

      PokerStrategy has tons of strategy articles and videos to help you out with your learning. To get access to more content though, you'll want to upgrade your status from basic. The best way to do that is to take advantage of one of the Free Money Offers at one of PokerStrategy's Partner Poker Rooms and start earning strategy points. Just 1 point will give you bronze for life!

      Bronze status allows you to post pics/graphs in your threads and message other community members directly.

      Best of luck to you!
    • nis547
      nis547
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      Joined: 11.01.2015 Posts: 10
      Thanks guys.

      Ramble I have taken up the PKR offer, am just waiting for the funds to arrive. I have also linked my accounts from other rooms so I should have that status point in the very very near future :f_drink:

      -Cheers
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,227
      Hey Nis,

      Awesome. Be aware that it may take up to 72 hours for your bonus to arrive or your status to update. If nothing happens in that time, let us know and we'll look into it for you.

      Regards

      Laz
    • nis547
      nis547
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      Joined: 11.01.2015 Posts: 10
      Laz,

      Thanks bro, it arrived today sometime. Had to do a deposit of my own on top so I stay around 25 buy ins, :f_cool: . PKR is a lot slower then I am used to, but thats not so bad I guess, forces me to stay focused for longer, haha.

      -N-
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,227
      Originally posted by nis547
      Laz,

      Thanks bro, it arrived today sometime. Had to do a deposit of my own on top so I stay around 25 buy ins, :f_cool: . PKR is a lot slower then I am used to, but thats not so bad I guess, forces me to stay focused for longer, haha.

      -N-
      :f_cool: Also PKR has a 2D client which will run quicker than the full 3D client. :f_thumbsup:
    • Ramble
      Ramble
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 1,421
      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Originally posted by nis547
      Laz,

      Thanks bro, it arrived today sometime. Had to do a deposit of my own on top so I stay around 25 buy ins, :f_cool: . PKR is a lot slower then I am used to, but thats not so bad I guess, forces me to stay focused for longer, haha.

      -N-
      :f_cool: Also PKR has a 2D client which will run quicker than the full 3D client. :f_thumbsup:
      For an even quicker experience, be sure to check out the 1D client... :coolface: