Looking for some advice
First of all, hello to all. Long time lurker, don't really post too often.
I'm looking for some advice on what I should do.
First, I feel atleast that I am what I would call a decent player. I primarily play Hold Em. I don't really have a partial to fixed limit, pot limit, or no limit. I can play either fine I think. I'm definately not a donk. I primarily play premium starting cards. And typically, I'm not "that afraid" to lay down when I think I'm beat.
Second. I'm not making any money online. Years ago I dumped $50 onto Paradise Poker, got it up to $90, then invariably lost it.
A year or 2 ago, I dumped $50 onto Poker Stars
, and did pretty much the same thing. About a month ago I put another $50, grew it to $190. I cashed out $100 and then lost the $90. So last week I threw another $50 and got it to $100, then got really pissed off at some bad beats, went to a higher limit table I had no business bein at and lost it.
So I'm pretty frustrated.
A couple things before you start telling me all your thoughts.
I play defensively mostly. And I can honestly say--I swear to you--I feel the majority of the time I'm being beaten is by suckouts, donkeys or just sheer dumb luck. I'm sure most poker players that lose money feel that way, so I've really tried to have an honest look at my play, and I still feel that way.
I've looked at what I was doing to make money, and what I was doing to lose money. Aside from the stupid decision to jump to a 3/6 table with only $60 left (yes I know it was dumb) I feel I play fairly well.
Is $50 just not enough? I'm seriously thinking that it's not. I'd really like to stay in the 5-15 $ range, as I feel that there's probably less suckouts on that level. But according to what I'm reading and heard, I'd need like $500 to do that--which is pretty much out of the question.
I could probably come up with $200 to throw online, but if I don't want it to be a waste.
I'm tired as I write this so I'm sure reading it doesn't give you an accurate reflection as to what I'm about or how I play, so feel free to ask any questions you want if it'll help give you any insight for a good suggestion.
How much $ is "good enough" online?
What limit is the right amount for good play, but without breaking the bank?
Please tell me I'm not the only one that gets my KK or AA beat by 39 suited and they hit the flush knocking me out at the bubble repeatedly.