This is a discussion on How long did it take to become a winning player? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Ive been studying up and playing here and there for about six months. I wanted to ask the regs in the cash games how long
Ive been studying up and playing here and there for about six months. I wanted to ask the regs in the cash games how long it took you to become a winning player in the stakes you are playing at, and how much are you beating the game for. I would also like to know the steps you took to becoming a winning player, and what you could have done differently going back and learning the game again.
4th October 2016, 7:18 PM
few more days my variant is not good in the rankings
5th October 2016, 8:43 PM
Roman Tsygankov 
Poker at: Pokerstars
It took me about a month to beat NL5 and about a week to beat NL2.
5th October 2016, 9:42 PM
Online Poker at: ACR
It isn't just about studying and putting in the work.. you also need to find your niche.
The thing about being AVERAGE in the poker world compared to other sports, is that you're a losing player most likely.
Poker is like a pyramid, the top of the top is a select group. They constantly win. But just like any sport, you need to CONTINUE to practice and adapt in order to stay relevant, and poker couldn't be any more important in that aspect.
A lot of people say studying first is a route to go, but my advice would be to grind for a lot of hours playing. Learn what you like, learn how to play and learn BY YOURSELF. Once you feel as though you're at a stalemate and cannot improve by yourself anymore (At this point you should be studying your hand sessions, etc) then you should look getting help from other methods. Coaching/Friends are a huge underrated part. Find a group on here, ask for their skype to discuss hand histories etc.
(You can always PM me, I'll openly give you my opinion).
Either way, hope I made some sense!
5th October 2016, 11:13 PM
Poker at: Full Flush
re: Poker & How long did it take to become a winning player?
I been playing poker for 15 years. 12 of those I was a losing player by far. For the past 3 I been here learning the game and playing at 2nl to start with. I've been moving up slowly from day one. But it didn't do me any good, since I lost my whole BR to FF. Anyway, I had $20 there to start with and in about 2 years I had a $1330 BR, so I see that as being a winning player all the way even if there were many ups and downs along the way, and sometimes I may not have won $1 in a day and the next day I may have lost $3, but I just kept going, and my BR held together. Right now I have 0 but I believe I can build another BR the same way. Well GL you all. Any goals you set can be reached if you use the smaller ones to get there.
5th October 2016, 11:16 PM
It took me like 2 months playing at least 20 hs per week and reading a ton of guides to start making it to prize pool more and more often