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Old Nov 21, 2003, 6:50pm   #1
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Default How long did it take some of you to start winning online?

I am just wondering to see how long it has taken some of you to start winning consistently playing online? I am one of those online players that DID not get lucky and although learning at a rapid rate, definitely paying for it.

I find myself doing pretty well on the 5/1 10/1 PL Single-Table Tourneys at party poker, but overall seem to be down. I win those by using discipline most of the time and even if I lose I typically end up in 4th spot, if I don't that means I was sloppy. I have been trying to transition back to .5/1 but I have been stung too harshly.

Anyway, if any of you have encouraging stories I would love to hear them and anything that helped you go from losing bad, to breakin even, to winning.
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Old Nov 22, 2003, 4:45am   #2
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Well ... some things I've tried to stop the bleeding is trying to
remember to bet or fold ... hope doesn't change odds :>

If I don't get help or get hurt on the flop I fold.

Ex holding JJ and AK5 flops with bets ... I'm gone

If I don't have a 4 flush or open ended straight at the flop ... I'm gone

If I don't pair up top pair or 2nd pair and get bets ... I'm gone

Now I just have to stop playing junk and the bleeding should stop.
I do ok in tourneys either limit or no limit, but I still need work to
make money in the cash games.

I'm at the point where I stay pretty even for hours and either hit
a big hand or lose one ... unfortunately it's been lose one most of
the time.
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 3:18pm   #3
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I started with $20 playing .02/.04 and nearly lost it but bounced back once I got my feet wet.

Takes a while to get used to it if you are just learning.
The biggest thing is to keep good records of what is going on.

Here is a graph of my wins and losses.

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Old Nov 23, 2003, 4:38pm   #4
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Heh ... I like the graph ... It shows something that I think is important.
I was playing a lot on Empire/Party for the tourneys but also for ring play.
Picking tables there is very difficult because they don't show flop %
There are lots of sharks on Empire/Party in the .50/1 tables even
(the lowest limit they have)

PokerStars has real low limit tables to practice on and shows the flop %
Playing 1/2 at tables with a flop % over or close to 50 over the last few
days (mostly short handed tables) is doing well for me, a little over $40
an hour ... I don't know if this is just a string of good luck, but it's much
better than I did at Empire/Party.
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