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How to know u're a winner

    • farbwenz
      farbwenz
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      Joined: 01.01.2010 Posts: 359
      Hi,
      I'm quite new to online poker, just got my starting capital a couple of days ago.
      I'm playing SnG's NL on cake poker. I'm just wondering how many games it should take until I know whether I am winning or losing money?
      I've got only 20 games since now ( and 51$^^), but still i'm curious...
  • 6 replies
    • GunFlavoured
      GunFlavoured
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.10.2008 Posts: 626
      Originally posted by farbwenz
      Hi,
      I'm quite new to online poker, just got my starting capital a couple of days ago.
      I'm playing SnG's NL on cake poker. I'm just wondering how many games it should take until I know whether I am winning or losing money?
      I've got only 20 games since now ( and 51$^^), but still i'm curious...
      Probably around 1000 to get a good idea but even then it's not certain.
    • ihufa
      ihufa
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      if you've won money then you're a winner
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Originally posted by ihufa
      if you've won money then you're a winner
      This.... And I would agree with GunFlavoured also. 1,000 games would be a good starting point to see what your ROI is etc.

      But I would say at 10,000 to see if you can maintain that ROI through different limits.

      I play cash and I would class 15,000 hands a small sample and would only say I have true reads on my own play at around 150,000 hands.

      Blurry lines to be honest different people have different views ... This is mine :P
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,120
      1k min S&G sarmple proferabley 2k or 3k.

      30k hands mininum for Full-Ring Cash games, proferabley 50k or 60k.

      60k hands mininmum for Short handed Cash games, proferabley 100k or 150k.

      100k hands mininmum for Heads Up Cash games, proferabley 200k+
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      2 reasons only.
      you're not broke
      you're not on my table (see above)

      only joking. Gl with the game. :)
    • farbwenz
      farbwenz
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      Joined: 01.01.2010 Posts: 359
      okay, I see... thanks guys.
      I wonder whether I'll ever reach that :f_p: