My game is improving
atleast I think it is
I know I'm still new but after losing my initial deposit... I re-deposited another $50 online and ironically started doing the same things that I did before that cost me money. Even though I knew I shouldn't be doing them...I kept doing them just "HOPING" for those cards to fall. I was looking for reasons to stay in a pot, instead of looking for reasons to fold my cards.
And in 3 days I was down to $18 .... and mad. But then something happened. I played a little $3 tourny and finished 30th out of 2200. And the reason I finished 30th was because I played EXACTLY how I knew to play. And with the help of the enourmous amount of knowledge from this website. I was defending the blinds when I should've... stole the blinds when I could, of course had some luck on some hands, but played very solid poker. I wasn't even upset when I got knocked out, because I went out on a good hand and the guy got lucky on the river to his credit. I didn't make alot of $ at 30th...but I think I profited $10 which is better than 0.
But since then it's almost like my game has changed. My table games are solid...with not allowing myself to make exceptions no matter how bad I wanted to call to see the flop with A8 suited. or K9 suited. I'm playing the limits that I know I should be playing, I'm following the bankroll guidelines I've read here, and playing the cards themselves, not the hope.
Anyways, I've rebuilt my little $18 back up to almost $100 and I'm feeling good about it. Solid, consistant, card playing....and I credit a good deal of it to this forum and website. There is a wealth of info, ......and realistically--support-- on this website.
I may not be an avid poster on the forum...but was an avid reader and have now furthered my patience for the game.