thebigdawg first go around at online poker
So I won 6 dollars on a CC freeroll on Carbon about two or three weeks ago. That was the first time I have ever had real money
on a online poker site
(except a dollar that I won on a funstep 3 awhile back.) So I played some dollar double up games and had some success, I got it up to around 11 dollars or so. Then I tried playing a little higher stakes double up game and had no success, thats when I realized double up games or not for me. It's not poker, I wouldn't recommended it. Everybody slow plays everything and just waits for other people to get knocked out. Anyways I was down to my last 30 cents on Carbon and I decided to play in the Quarter Quickly which cost exactly 30 cents to play in. 116 played, I took it down. I think I won 8.60 which is not a lot but it got me started.
Then I started playing a lot of 2 dollar 6 man turbo tourney's and had a lot of success. It built my BR from like 9 dollars to 20 some just like that! I kept playing 6 man turbo tourneys (a few 5 dollar ones) and started going up some then down some, I got hot one and got all the way up to 40 dollars. I thought I knew what I was doing and it would just keep going up. Thats when it started going downhill..
Everything that could go wrong has. I have had pocket aces two different times today, once losing too K 8 and the other too Q 10. My A Q last night lost too K Q and my A 10 last night lost to K 10. Two or three nights ago I was playing 5 dollar 6 man turbo tourney and I was heads up with somebody. We was about even in chips and I hit a straight on a turn card and pushed, he called with a straight draw and a flush draw and hit a straight flush on the river. With all these beats I have had I just couldn't help to go on tilt, I was even playing blackjack
. I watched my roll go from 30 cents to 40 dollars too now about 7 bucks. But it was with free money and I have learned a thing or two.
One, don't play double up games unless thats all you do. It's not poker, ands unless thats all you play I would just stay away...it looks tempting and a easy way make a little money but my advice would be don't go there. Most of the people that I saw playing double up games was playing them 24/7 and that was all they played.
Two, if your going to play sng's then proceed with caution. I have learned sng's can be a easy to build a BR and easy way to lose it. Its hard to handle since there is any sng game you want they offer 24/7 and your tempted keep playing and keep playing. If your go on tilt easy then I would stay away.
I'm just going to play mtt tourneys with the rest of the money I have on there. For one that is what started my roll in the first place. Also they only offer the mtt's I like to play in maybe twice a day so I won't be going on tilt this way and if I run good in them its a big payout. I will send out another update on how i'm doing on mtt's shortly.