new low-limit (2/2) live cash game player
Hi guys, I'm new to this forum.
Let me introduce my experience in poker so far. I first played real money
poker in the back in 2011 when I hit the casino with 2 of my friends. The cash games in the casinos
where I live offers 2/2, 2/4, and 5/5, but I only play the 2/2 game so far. At that time I knew what poker was about, but I didn't really know what kind of strategy to play. So in the end I went stuck for couple hundred euros (also on blackjack
for couple of times).
After this I found out pokerstars
and played there as well (also losing some money), but I started learning by looking at forums, videos, and other stuffs about strategies. I would say I am a much better player now than I was, although I'm still stuck online, because in the beginning I did not realize that online play is WAY MORE DIFFICULT than in live. But yeah, now I'm only playing online for the low stakes sit and gos.
In mid-February 2015 I hit the casino again after about 3 years (last time I went there was in 2012). I thought I was just gonna have some fun and relax. I played NLHE 2/2 and bought in for 200 euros. I played for about 3.5 hours and went home with a profit of 100. Not only did I think that the profit was nice, I realized that the players here pretty soft and exploitable. So I came again another day and bought in with my 300 euros. And although I lost it all when I got it in good with QQ against AT offsuit (ofcourse he rivered an A), I realized that I could beat the game. So I bought in again 200 euros, and on this 2nd session I recouped my first buy in plus another 300 profit. So after two sessions I had 700 (my total 400 buy in plus 300 profit).
After this, I started hitting the casinos regularly in the weekend, and sometimes in the weekdays too. And now I have about 3350 in my pocket only from the winnings. So I had a profit for about 3000 euros from I think about 20 sessions now. Unfortunately I did not record my winrates until the last 4 sessions that I had.
But now comes the questions that I did not know where to ask before I come to this forum.
1. Is it possible that I have been running really hot from all my sessions, or do I actually have what it takes to beat the game consistently?
2. Now that I have a bankroll of 3350 that I build from the winnings from 400, should I keep this bankroll solely on playing poker? Or should I save some for my "outside life" just to be careful not to lose anything that I have won so far?
I still have a lot of questions to ask, but this would be the first to come, and I would really appreciate any comments that you guys have. If you would like to know the rates for my last 4 sessions (the only ones that I kept record so far), than I would be happy to share.
Thanks in advance guys, and have a nice day!!