What happened to your $50 starting capital?

  • Poll
    • What happened to your $50 starting capital?

      • 39
        waiting for the $100 bonus and beating the micro limits
        29%
      • 38
        moving steadily forward after clearing the $100 bonus
        28%
      • 27
        gone to the wind
        20%
      • 15
        waiting for my new car
        11%
      • 15
        got the $100 bonus and I am break even
        11%
      Total: 134 Votes
  • 33 replies
    • Xzorius
      Xzorius
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.07.2007 Posts: 44
      I only received it yesterday so can't realy say. :D
    • logitechzen
      logitechzen
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.06.2007 Posts: 90
      Its around 450 at the moment.
    • LMOJ
      LMOJ
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2007 Posts: 58
      I cleared the $100 bonus pretty successfully in July with the SSS, then I started doing things like playing Omaha, playing short-handed, etc.... all of these experiences started with a big upswing and ended up with a slightly bigger downswing. Even though I once almost reached $300, and I was like "holy shit this is too easy!", I've been swinging up and down the $150 mark for weeks now. Playing with both the small stack and the big one at the NL Hold'em tables... I must be the break-even master right now.

      But as long as my bankroll resists until I can get the free PT + PAH, I'll be pleased. And I know it will happen eventually as long as I stick to SSS Level 1. After I get my new computer and I install the full versions of PT, PAH and GLH there, things should improve...
    • ciRith
      ciRith
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.03.2005 Posts: 18,556
      I started with 5$ long time ago and my current ream is to play poker so I don't have to work while studying. My dreamcar at the moment is the Audi R8 by the way: :D

      http://carsmedia.ign.com/cars/image/article/736/736633/audi-r8-20060929044853026.jpg
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      I cleared 100$ bonus few months ago. Then I didn't play for some time until this month. I started at ~180$ and I easily got to 350$. Made cashout and now I hope I'll get to 300$ mark ASAP :)
    • Krogilasi
      Krogilasi
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.08.2007 Posts: 9
      Im still waiting my 50$ capital, but lets say something for another members who got bronze status.

      Im just saying that Poker is game of patience, if dont have patience, its impossible to win. I hope this advice go inside heads of amateurs (also for me as well) ;)

      I read some article before where was a % statistics about pokerplayers. Practice and learning is a real process, and takes a time. One article got information about 80% on pokerplayers on longrun are losing players, so thats why, everybody learn learn learn!

      Also i am learning player, loooong loong time. Goodluck for everybody.

      -K
    • undercover82
      undercover82
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      I already have a car but one of the reasons i started poker was to make some money that i can spend on tuning it , so i ll go for 5th option :D
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Well, got the 50$ and started to play on fixed limit, within two weeks lost 30 of it and yesterday tried simple sss on nl... Now I have 70$, after 14 BB/100 in last two days (1800 hands).

      It seems a hell lot easier here on nl! Many tables, SO many guys who calls your aces!
    • degnic
      degnic
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      I voted for "moving steadily forward after clearing the $100 bonus" :)

      was thinking to buy a new computer this winter with pokermoney and if I can keep up with my current winning rates, I calculated I could buy a motorcycle (not a new one, but still a decent one :) ) & motorcycle driving license next summer with the money, so I hope it goes as planned :D

      so once again big thanks to the site and the people who run it, great way for poor student to get some luxury for his/her life! ;)
    • NYCSavage
      NYCSavage
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.08.2007 Posts: 35
      I voted for moving slowly towards the $100, taking too long if you ask me lol
    • psicopoker
      psicopoker
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.07.2007 Posts: 18
      I'am over $150 in TP in a month of play but only cleared $10 of the bonus, I think that it would be hard to clear the $100 bonus in TitanPoker but I'm having fun at least :D
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Nice job psicopoker!

      Remember that the bonus on Titan Poker doesn't expire. For this reason you will have enough time to clear it. Keep going! :)

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • masterxcvt
      masterxcvt
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.08.2007 Posts: 36
      hy. i just received my 50$ at TP and hope to boost my balance soon. see u at the tables
    • gutshotstraightdraw
      gutshotstraightdraw
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2007 Posts: 112
      Jippieh....I cleared the $100 bonus and my bankroll is now at $300. I hope its not an upswing :D
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi masterxcvt!

      Welcome to PokerStrategy! I hope you enjoy it and don't gamble your money away ;)

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If I didn´t cash out 50$ (my bankroll was 180$), I could also have 300$, but not too bad- 250$ is also deacent bankroll for NL 25 SSS. I try to win bad beat jackpot (if it isn´t had won already- yesterday it was over 600 000$:P ). If I am in some way the luckiest person in the world and win it, then I could join Cirith and order r8:D
    • sm9ai
      sm9ai
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2007 Posts: 37
      Lost the $50, then received some money via refer a friend.

      Lost that, received some more money via refer a friend and then tried my hand at the $3 tournaments.

      Managed to turn $95 dollers into $200 dollers. Then received the $100 doller bonus. Withdrew just over $300 dollers.

      I have decided that Tournament play is more my thing.
    • Xzorius
      Xzorius
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.07.2007 Posts: 44
      Originally posted by NYCSavage
      I voted for moving slowly towards the $100, taking too long if you ask me lol
      It goes realy fast in my opinion.

      I now have like 450 points and i just received my 50$ last friday. I have 7.5K hands now.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Xzorius!

      Nice job! Keep going! :) What about your bankroll?

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
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