Originally Posted by dj11
Don't be doin stupid stuff like killing yourself. Really hard to recover from that. I think your 'trick' is counterproductive and will lead you to play scared, which almost everyone will agree is a recipe for disaster.
Stop playing real money games until you can prove to yourself you have a clue. As distasteful as it may be to you, play money games can be useful. Freerolls, especially the private freerolls with smaller fields can help a lot.
I for one have had a real money account on many sites for a few years now and still play play money games. I aimed at, and got to 1/2 million play money chips at FullTilt before I ever deposited any real money. At the highest play money buy-ins the game is very good, and very competitive (contrary to what many will advise, I stand by that statement).
You need to read every article CardsChats offers, even about the games you seem uninterested in. Even about things like bankroll management. Browse the threads regularly, ask questions, post hands for comment and scrutiny. Open yourself up to the fact that you might really not have a clue and we will clue you in to your inner force.
Very good advice here - You need to see many hands to improve + study as mentioned.
Play money is free - so you needn't play scared.
You probably won't be a consistently winning real money player within a week or two so save the 3.20 $.
Read and post here and play freerolls as much as possible.
Take them seriously but be prepared to get sucked out on often - keep in mind that the ability of your most of your opponents isn't any good.
Try to leave half of the field behind at first - try to beat your last finish every time from there on.
Do not burn the 3.20 $ - you're bankrolled for no game at all and it would get you even more frustrated.
If you become eglible to play the cc freerolls by all means play there, too.
There you'll have the chance to play against hardened players and learn (and eventually cash too).
Set a goal to win at least 11.70 in freerolls until you have 15$ in your BR again. (no real money non freerolls before !)
After achieving that I'd go with the 0.30$ sat to the daily dollar at FT(unregister for tourney dollars if you win) or the lowest possible game on the site you're at.
Don't be frustrated - not many players are actually profitable - and it's a long way for them usually, too.
Another last point: Most players go through downswings and 40 buy-ins isn't unusual either
Read the tips mentioned in the other posts of this thread, too.
Good luck on your marathon.