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    • CheapAs
      CheapAs
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      Havn't a clue whats going on but ive lost about $100 in 3 days playing FL 25/50 dropped down to 15/30, now dropped down to 10/20. I stick to the SHC and it seems lately im too scared to go past the flop alot now because of losing to stuff like 23o (not in BB) and not wanting to put more money into the pot. Im not playing more than 2 tables so my concentration is on the game but obviously not that much otherwise i wouldnt be sinking like a concrete boot in the water. I dont know if this is a cry for help or what lol? Ive probably reached gold level now and have allready blown the 5000 raked bonus. I'm on $60 now and feel like putting that into 1 SNG to try and double up and calling it quits if i lose. Seems whenever i go on a table now , i win a few good hands but just end up even everytime and have to leave the table. I can do 260 hands and have a 3% winrate which is just wrong. If i have QA someone has JA they will probably still beat me with nothing on the flop because if they bet i fold to easily. Sorry if this seems like a whine or rant but its a bit frustrating.
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    • boschman123
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      do some table hopping, it helped me once.

      i noticed that i would winn the first hands and later on i would lose, so i went to a table, won some hands and left.
      just keep playing ur best game and have patience.

      post some hands !

      and dont DONT dont dont put it all on red at the casino !! ( black is better)
    • CheapAs
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      :D

      thanks for the advice.
      When I was low before i did some table hopping and found it does work but can't help trying to grind on one table atm . Also cant help thinking that if I do table hop the software will catch me out lol. I've noticed people who are on the same 1 or 2 tables almost trebling their money every time over a couple of hours.

      Tried to get the table layouts working , but can't , let alone post hands with the software.
    • Kaitz20
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      I couldn´t also beat FL 0,25/0,50. That was awful, when everybody else drawn out to me. I just couldn´t stand it, so I moved to NL. I like to think that I know how to play FL and also NL (actually I´m just learning and trying to improve my game constantly). My advise, if you loose big in FL 0,10/0,20- 5$ is in my opinion already big money, then take a break, don´t play a while. Post hands and you can´t afraid check/raises or that you just don´t hit anything. You have to take the pot (but in the same time, you should notice when you are behind and fold). FL 01,0/0,20 is full of fishes and if you are playing according to the SHC then eventually you beat them.
    • sismis
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      oh, its those happy days again on pp when any shit beats premium pre-flop hands ;)
    • csnmf
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      Joined: 22.11.2006 Posts: 444
      I wonder what percentage of people are able to use the initial $50 to build a solid bankroll i.e. not have to redeposit.

      Maybe PP rig it if you dont deposit J/K :P but not really lol
    • CheapAs
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      I've pretty much figured what I have to do now , which is if i start getting beat on stupid stuff or just get beat by good hands (when you have a good hand) which will happen of course its poker, is to stop playing and give it a rest for a day or so and come back. I havn't thus far been able to stop because im a bit hooked.
      I have been playing it solidly for the last couple of weeks which probably doesn't help and will eventualy rinse me in the end if I carry on. My bankroll hit $10 and luckily enough I have just won a SnG for $75 so hopefully I can build up again through the FL tables.
      Phew lol.
    • boschman123
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      I wonder what percentage of people are able to use the initial $50 to build a solid bankroll i.e. not have to redeposit.


      i havent brought a cent to PP.
      but i have to admit that anakha stacked me when i was down to $40, i paid him back
    • mchaggis
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      Originally posted by CheapAs
      I've pretty much figured what I have to do now , which is if i start getting beat on stupid stuff or just get beat by good hands (when you have a good hand) which will happen of course its poker, is to stop playing and give it a rest for a day or so and come back. I havn't thus far been able to stop because im a bit hooked.
      I have been playing it solidly for the last couple of weeks which probably doesn't help and will eventualy rinse me in the end if I carry on. My bankroll hit $10 and luckily enough I have just won a SnG for $75 so hopefully I can build up again through the FL tables.
      Phew lol.
      What about rereading all the things you've read (I guess u have read the strategy section on PS). It should help.

      The thing I figured myself was that profit (due to good play) eventually made made play worse. I grew too confident, tried too steal more pots than I shoud, defend hands I shouldn't, play too agressively, etc. So I went mental, blamed it all on bad run, blah blah blah, evil poker gods, everyone being lucky, ...

      Then I read the articles again and started playing well again and it all came back.
    • tommi91
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      I have faced similar situation. First I got $50, then I read first articles and very fast played it down to $40 or $35 in FL. Then I read NL articles over and over. It seemed that it suited me more. At the beginning I thaught I can win in NL, but soon other cool-noob players started to win over and over. Then I lost my money to $1. Then I recieved PP $40 bonus for not playing week or so in PP (there was also 1250raked hands to $100). So i read over the articles again and played more NL. Again I was going all good and got $100 (5k raked hands reached). I got to next level that is $0.10/0.25 and I started to won there little bit. Until again all the noob luck begun. So I started to play at SNG's it was new and I liked it because I started to read sord of opponents thaugts :P . Cash games I played 6 tables at a time now I play 2. I made my bankroll to $175 then lost it to $123. Then I reached Silver are, read about SNG and now I'm $150 and going. I hope now I will go for long time.

      Patience is needed.
    • CheapAs
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      ^^^^^^^^

      Sounds like a right ole rollercoaster ride :tongue:
    • matti2k
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      Well first months are always thug, I didn't even manage to play on without further depositing as I lost my $50 startoff stack quite quick (not playing according to correct BR management etc).
      Always keep in mind this little saying 'It takes 4 months to learn and a lifetime to earn'.
      Be patient, get your game together and certainly don't go crazy on downswings. + Make sure you don't play in scared money.
      Because mostly in poker sunshine does come after the rain. Just play solid poker and try to improve your game all the time.
    • sismis
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      there should be lots of sun today then. lost in NL yesterday with full house vs 4oak, with lower straight, with set vs higher set and ofc standard KK vs AA :D
    • CheapAs
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      I've switched to NL and what a difference it is, when i first starting playing i was NL without any strategys and was winning. I switched to fixed limit to get the raked hands and got stuck on it ever since. I'm not making amazing amounts of cash but at least its rising upwards rather than staying even or falling. Not trying to say FL isn't good but it obviously isn't for me.
    • matti2k
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      Another tip I can give you is just to play valuebet poker. Play your strong hands for maximum value and try to avoid playing big pots with ragg or draws. And just don't bluff at all (or do it very rare when you are 99.99% confident it will work) as on the lower limits you often get downcalled, that can lead to tilting, which will only cost you even more $$$.
    • CheapAs
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      Thanks for the advice again mate its appreciated.
      I think my game is getting better on reads and just all round play. Now my bankrolls hit $400 my confidence is growing alot more. I was probably getting bluffed out alot of the time before, even if i had the best hand, so now im picking off the bluffers and the KA fishers with their continuation bets.