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How long did you take to win your first 1K?

    • blackops888
      blackops888
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.04.2010 Posts: 502
      Hey guys...

      I'm just about to receive my $50 starting capital cash. I've been studying for some weeks and taking poker very seriously.

      So... I see some of you are advanced players and I think many have started with something around $50. How long did you take to win your first $1,000? I'd appreciate to read about your ups and downs over this period too.

      Of course... all advice is warmly welcome!!! :D
  • 40 replies
    • ihufa
      ihufa
      Silver
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      took me about a month to lose my first 1k, then it took 1 day to win 2k, but i lost most of it over the next couple of days...
    • blackops888
      blackops888
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.04.2010 Posts: 502
      Damn it, man. Sorry to hear that. What happened? What advice could you give to me in order to avoid such a situation? Thanks for the reply! :s_biggrin:
    • AquamanBT
      AquamanBT
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 338
      Slooow... Around 13 months for the first $500, but on the 14th month I earned +$500. Took me around 2000 sng's (nanostakes).

      Ps. 1821 tourneys to be exact
    • chuongdk
      chuongdk
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 210
      12 month to get 4k$
      not remember 1k milestones
    • cojonel
      cojonel
      Global
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 1,039
      1.5 years!not so nice investing 500$ than shiping 1.5 k in a 3 dol tournament
    • taavi1337
      taavi1337
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.05.2009 Posts: 2,920
      8 months, made some stupid decisions in the early phase.

      from $30 to $1000 in 6 months
    • N0pr3s3n7
      N0pr3s3n7
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.05.2009 Posts: 1,296
      Playing since 6 months poker at all.
      Before a year i vanished my starting capital for few days. :f_confused:
      At November started with 10$ free from a site.
      Since February i deposited some money at PokerHeaven,up to now i got 1000 euros.

      graph for the last month:



      I'm playing only NL10 up to now !.
    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
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      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      ~4-5 months I guess

      Then I lost 2k in about 1 month :D
    • MathhNes
      MathhNes
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.08.2009 Posts: 953
      shipped 1,7k in a 6$ tournament on FTP, 7 months after i started ;) - had a 400$ bankroll at that time :P - won 600 dollars the week after in the same tournament LoL - started from 50$ also
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      ~4-5 months since took poker seriously i think.
    • Leito99
      Leito99
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      Joined: 27.07.2009 Posts: 754
      i started with $50 on pokerstars

      it took me 6 months to hit $1k

      i was playing SNG's and spending winnings on mtt's

      first 3 months i was a megafish

      then i got 4/9900 in $1 for $450...busted with AA vs K7 all in preflop with good stack

      next month i made another final table in $4 PLO for $450

      and the next month again in $3 in PLO for $350

      stopped playing SNG's and next month got final table in $9 tourney for $850

      next month i won my first mtt - won $11 6max turbo for 2k :f_biggrin:

      here i am now :D
      advice: play well..improve..try get your money in good..don't tilt too much

      next month i won't get a final table cuz i self-excluded myself for a month so i'll study for exams :D
    • JuiceQuadre
      JuiceQuadre
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      Joined: 05.10.2008 Posts: 2,688
      If u will mean it seriously with poker i think those 4-5 months that ppl mentioned is reasonable.
    • Southofheaven
      Southofheaven
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.03.2010 Posts: 301
      barely 2months and almost there
    • ArtisSkirpa
      ArtisSkirpa
      Silver
      Joined: 20.11.2009 Posts: 83
      Took me about 2,5 months for my first k, then 2 weeks for the next one, an MTT hit for the third one and shortly after that I dropped 1k in a day taking shots.
    • blackops888
      blackops888
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.04.2010 Posts: 502
      Great... so a serious player can make it reasonably in about 3 to 5 months, right? That's my conclusion from what I see.

      Do you know how much $1,000 are worth here in Brazil? Our minimum wage is about $300. So 1K equals to 3,3 minimum wages. Multiply the minimum wage of your country by 3.3 and you'll get what I mean!

      Thanks for the answers guys!
    • bradomurder
      bradomurder
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      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,331
      you mean min is 300/week?

      or 300 for 3-5 months?

      took me about 12 months after signing up to make first 1k but depends how much and how hard you play.

      just cashed out all but $5 so i'll see how long it takes to make the 1k this time.
    • ihufa
      ihufa
      Silver
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      if you play as a fulltime occupation (which i did when i started taking it serious), it probably won't take more than a month if ur starting with 50$. depending a lot of your current skill level and ability to learn and cope with variance. when i first started playing for real it was 16$ sngs with a 600$ bankroll and i made it to 1600$ withint a few weeks and finished my first month at about 4000$ :)
    • blackops888
      blackops888
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      Joined: 25.04.2010 Posts: 502
      Originally posted by bradomurder
      you mean min is 300/week?

      or 300 for 3-5 months?

      took me about 12 months after signing up to make first 1k but depends how much and how hard you play.

      just cashed out all but $5 so i'll see how long it takes to make the 1k this time.
      Haha bradomurder! Sorry, but I mean mininum is $300 a MONTH!!! Can you believe that??? So it's about $75 a week.

      A recently graduated engineer will make $1000 a month. An office assistant will make some $400 a month, and so it goes. Terrible!
    • blackops888
      blackops888
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      Joined: 25.04.2010 Posts: 502
      Originally posted by ihufa
      if you play as a fulltime occupation (which i did when i started taking it serious), it probably won't take more than a month if ur starting with 50$. depending a lot of your current skill level and ability to learn and cope with variance. when i first started playing for real it was 16$ sngs with a 600$ bankroll and i made it to 1600$ withint a few weeks and finished my first month at about 4000$ :)
      Hey ihufa... nice to know that. You mean you made 1K in a month playing full-time? Would it be like 6 hours a day?