Originally Posted by FcukStryker
Hello, I've been around the game of poker for some time now. I played when I was 16, currently 27, for a few years with some friends playing penny games at home. When I turned 21 I graduated to a 1-2 no limit game at Foxwoods Casino in CT, where I am currently a dealer at. During that time I played quite a bit online playing 1/2 on PokerStars and one a few thousand dollars on a 300 dollar investment, cashed out, went into the Army, and never played online again as the whole thing came crashing down the past few years. I had varying success while I was in the Army coming home, most of the time I would win small, or lose 300, and I had a few 1k wins from a 200 buy investment in a 1/2 game. Since I got out of the Army I am now dealing again for the second time and I've been getting the bug so I noticed Carbon Poker had Fun Steps to a dollar. I didn't want to invest online as I have always been skeptical of the variance online and figured if I could build a free bankroll I wouldnt care nearly as much as if it was my own invested money. I've had some decent success winning a few Step 3s and turning it into 10 dollars however I hit some cold streaks, mixed in with more poor play than good play. Basically what I'm getting at is, I SharkScoped myself, my ROI is around 17% and skill 61. I have poker tracked myself and I have 20k hands played(that I imported to poker tracker) and I was wondering if I am playing poorly more often than not, if maybe I should quit, or if maybe a few simple tweaks might make me more successful because I can't seem to build the bankroll and since having gone to 10 I am now down to pennies again. Thanks for the time in reading this.
Something doesn't quite add up for me here
Is it only me... or does anyone else feel a tad confused?
What I'm getting at is, in first part it sounds like you know how to play & are familiar with the game but then in last part you're giving stats. that would seem insignificant (ROI from Fun Rolls or steps & micro $10 roll & whatever they are).
PokerTracker for fun steps & a $10 bankroll? And that it would have any meaning? Especially to the extent of whether or not you'd consider continuing on with the game? < reading this part makes reading the first part seem a tad less believable (but anything is possible).
Then (correct me if I'm wrong here) because you haven't been able to maintain a $10 bankroll, you're thinking you should deposit $500 (but you mentioned that you're going to school now & can't really afford it?).. so then maybe you won't play at all because you're not winning off of your first $10 won from fun steps?
Sorry but I'm confused again How do these two even relate? And why pick the number $500? (with a 100% dep. bonus). Why not $25... or $50... or $100. Or.. if you think you're not sure if you can even win in micros.. why not play the FunSteps again where you have nothing to lose? Why pick $500?
I would assume that if you're a dealer you'd have a decent understanding about alot of this & maybe wouldn't be asking these questions (oh.. and also seeing as you won thousands playing 1/2 before in the past). But maybe I'm wrong for assuming this Maybe you deal blackjack
tables or something else aside from poker? Maybe the 1,000's won a few yrs back was on a massive heater? And over a short period of time and you don't have alot of experience playing?
But maybe you do have alot of experience playing... but you haven't played for a few years so now you're concerned about losing a bankroll that used to be less than a 3bet preflop? I'm confused again.
What are you goals? What experience do you have? What is the plan to get there? If not sure, maybe ask these questions of yourself, & then maybe you'll also come up with some questions to ask others.
If you're content playing the lowest of buyins (not sure what game.. SNG? cash? MTT? a combination of all of these?)... then why not drop a c-note down & start playing? Should be enough to play $1 & $2 buyins to start out with.
PS 1,000 buyins suggested in this thread for MTT play is pretty ludicrous. I'd think even if you were only choosing to play in the Sunday Storm you'd need far less than this. Not sure where some peeps pull their answers from?
And lastly, Good luck in whatever you choose to do. Maybe see you in some Cardschat games somewhere down the road.