Originally Posted by forsakenone
hope it does not bother you, but i checked you out on pokertableratings and it tells me you have been playing games like 0.05/0.1 or and even 0.10/0.25. and its looks like you are losing all games, may i suggest starting of at 0.01/0.02, show a profit for at least 20.000 hands and move up to 0.05/0.10 and so on, even if you have the bankroll for 0.1/0.25 you should still play the smaller stakes just to make sure you have the skill for it.
good luck to you sir.
Doesn't bother me at all. As a matter of fact, for anyone who is feeling a bit depressed, go to my stats and it is sure to make you feel better....lol.
I started playing for money online late last year, and have made two very grave mistakes. 1. I made a bit of fast money on SNGs and placed good in 1 MTT and got a decent BR, wasnt sooooo bad at ring (0.2-0.4), and went immediately to a level that I did not belong at. Lost a bunch real quick, started playing higher SNGs and higher buy in Mtts, stupidly thinking how I will make that money back in higher buy-ins since the winnings are higher (am I making you depressed people smile a bit now) and lost, put more money in, lost and so on. Won 5% lost 95% or something like that. I had some beginners luck and began to think how good I was, and I am now actually glad because I learned a lot, You are absolutly right in your suggestion, and I am already there. I would ask you to look at my - especially ring - stats in a month or 2, as I have been back on 0.2-0.4 and doing a lot better.
My second big mistake is I came home a few times after being out drinking and decided I felt like playing. No need to say how that went. I now like to play weekend nights,as I no longer play if I am buzzed, but many others do....:-) It was hard to admit at first, but now that I can admit my leaks, I may be able to stop them, and, quite to the contrary, I am never bothered by good advice, and am happy you took your time to give it.