My online poker resume so far....Suggestions?
I joined this site a couple weeks ago when I started playing online poker for real money
. I had very little experience with poker before this. I read a couple books and have read all the guides on this site.
I have had some ups and downs, but mostly downs. In the fist couple weeks I made some critical mistakes. For instance, if I took some bad beats in a $2 tourney and then I would buy into a $5 or $10 dollar tourney. I realized (too late) that I was tilting. During this time I lost about $200 of my set aside $300 bankroll.
I took a break for a couple days and studied. I read the 3 harrington books as I like tourneys the most. I also tried to set goals for myself and determine how to avoid going on tilt.
I have recently stayed in the low limit games and started to realize I am better at 6, 9, and 18 player sit and go's. I have had great success in heads up sit and go's too. In the last week I have made back only about $20 of my lost money, but I am just playing small stakes games. I feel like I am improving but I can see it will be a long process if I want to make money.
Is the above normal for starter players? Should I consider giving up before I lose more money. I would really like to improve and become a profitable player. I make a good living with my career, but would love to make a little cash on the side with poker.
shows me down $175 or so. My goal is to patiently bring that number back to even.
I have had tough luck on the 45 player sit and gos. I think that the ITM percentage is tough as they only pay 6 players. What are your opinions on the best tournaments to play for an average and improving player?
I play on full tilt with this same name I post with.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or help.
P.S. Is there any site that I can track my play on that does not cost money? pokerratings.com or something like that has some good info, but it does not show me my overall negative profit. I also notice that it does not rank my games of sit and go's with less than 18 people...