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I started in a tournament for 100 and placed 3 or 4 that got me 900 back. I have never gone below that 900 since. Currently up over 20,000 in casual play. But I have never made the leap to higher stakes games until this year and then C- 19 hit, so waiting to resume once we have the all clear.
I started my bankroll with the games here at CC, my apprenticeship also learned here ... it goes from zero and I reached 1k, currently when I get 100 dollars I withdraw to my personal account and spent
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Eith ten dollar I play at the first time, but I recomendded for people start with no money and play frerolls. If you are liking the game you put money, if not you dont put money and keep playing freerolls.
My first play was with some 40$ and I wasted em pretty quick. After some time, I gained experience and was much more cautious and played lower stakes. Now I play much better and am having larger bankroll.
When I started a long time ago I used to only play freerolls and never had to deposit. I stopped to play for a couple of years and when I came back the freerolls were not good as used to be so I set a deposit limit of $100 per month when it’s necessary.
I started on ACR with $0 and I've played like 50 freerolls tournaments to get up to the $30 I have now. Now with this $30 I'm playing a tiny bit of .01/.02 cash, and some 0.11 and 0.27 tourneys to balance out my still heavy volume freerolls. The biggest thing with building from 0 is patience, because sometimes you'll play a tournament for 3 hours only to win a dime.
I have never entered any money into ACR. i did put in $50 to Pokerstars, Unibet, and full tilt. got some back when poker went south. never putting money in again. the thrill is in playing not how much i'm playing for. So if its just free rolls so be it.
Is It Luck Or Random?
I started playing poker with freerolls 3 years ago and try to deposit $10 to withdraw the money. I withdrew many times and never have to put more money in the poker since then.
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Risky...only because PokerStars is paranoid but successful!
I call it the fisherman's method or bait method.
To explain....the fisherman who uses fake bait...if successful can pull a lot of fish out from that one bait.
Start with a tournament or cash game where the buy-in is $20 or $40. I think I used $40. If in a cash game, you win a good hand and turn your $20 into $45...STOP! Withdraw ONLY WHAT YOU WON. In this case the $25 dollars. Sometimes, I wouldn't even continue playing until after I went to a ATM and actually withdrew that $25 dollars. Then, I would use the $20 that's left in the account and do it all over again! The $20 dollars is the bait! Whatever you profit is the fish. There's times when I would do one good hand.....PER DAY. So like in the case I just mentioned....after I withdrew that $25 dollars. I wouldn't play again till the next day. I used to love playing $40 tournaments, making it pass the bubble and profiting $30, $40, $50, $60 or $70, withdrawing the profit and waiting till tomorrow to play with the $40 again until I lost the $40. I would have lost the $40 but I would have made $100, $200 or $300 by then. Ahhhhhhhhh….good times LOL!............Wait!!! I forgot to explain the Title! LOLOLOL! So the reason why I stated what I stated about PokerStars being paranoid and probably just about every other online site is because this method breeds suspicion. PokerStars felt as though I was withdrawing too many times and suspected I was laundering money! So yeah, my account got suspended a lot. This lead me to try out the live circuit and I found I'm way more successful live. So after Covid-19 is gone, I'm going live as much as possible!
I started with freerolls and raised $ 400. Then I made a mistake... I lost everything in spin&go at pokerstars for $ 100 on my emotions. Then I made a Deposit of $ 1000 and lost in spin&go. After that, I took a break for 3 years, now I only play freerolls.
I started with 25 dollars, normally in most places I deposited the minimum and this is how I started, 8 years ago or more, not having much knowledge or giving it the correct importance I always ended up losing, those who start I always recommend depositing the minimum and play many freerolls, the goal should never be to deposit and grow the bankroll with the minimum investment.