re: Poker & How to handle a Bully?
Originally Posted by NutZilla
Hi! I'm a beginner at hold'em poker. I just lost my first $50 at Fulltilt [...] playing a 0.25/0.5 game.
So you deposited $50 on FTP and sat at a 0.25/0.5 table?
What you really need to do is learn about bankroll management. Even if you're a winning player, which remains to be proven, the inherent variability of poker means that if you want to keep your risk of ruin reasonably low, you should not play 0.25/0.5 unless you have at the very least $1000 in your bankroll.
Since you play on FTP, there is no limit low enough for you to play on a $50 bankroll, but at least drop down to the lowest limit possible to learn the game. Also, realize FTP is about the worst possible choice for a beginner, because they don't have micro stakes and they take double rake for their lowest level. I'd really recommend PokerStars
for your next deposit.