I'm on my third $0 to inifinity run after about 1-1/2 years of playing with freeroll money. In the past I was only able to get up to around $50 or so on Full Tilt Poker
and $100 or so on PokerStars
. But after a month or two I was back down to $0.
This time things are going very well, so far. It's been 6 months of grinding starting at $0.02/$0.04 FLHE and $0.01/$0.02 NLHE, moving up to $0.25/$0.50 FLHE on PokerStars. And $0.25/$0.50 FLHE on Full Tilt Poker with a brief stint at $0.10/$0.20 NLHE.
I've found that the bad beats in NLHE cash games make the variance too much to bear, so I'm sticking to FLHE cash games for now, and will just keep moving up limits. And I'll mix in some SnG's and MTT's for my NLHE fix.
I'm trying to keep to only having 5% or less of my bankroll at any one table, but I'm usually multi-tabling at least 2 tables; so I'll just have to try to avoid going on TILT to prevent having to start from $0 again.
Right now I have a little less than $300 combined on the two sites. I think as I approach $500 and hopefully $1,000, I'll look to take $100 out at a time. Hopefully that won't take another 6 months.
Wish me luck!