This is a discussion on Gains or losses ? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; For all those poker players who have been playing for more than a year, how are your finances? are you in loss or gain? Do
You can make a living from poker but many things are involved, discipline, study, time invested, control of emotions etc. , days in which you must remain calm and focused to continue on the right path, a lot of patience ,, I do not consider that you have to invest money, with the minimum deposit and playing freerolls you can achieve great things but patience and management of bankroll
I started around 2003 being impressed by what Chris Moneymaker did. The beginnings were tough. There were more losses than gains. There were moments of doubt but the fascination with poker took over. Now I'm generally a lot ahead and have no problem with it. Experience and common sense are base.
Ganhos e perdas fazem parte da constante do poker, até os melhores jogadores já passaram por momentos de crise, porque a vitória tem que brilhar para praticamente todos, tem meses que fechamos o balanço positivo, mas também tem aqueles meses em que as perdas foram equivalentes, tudo é relativo, no poker online todos perdem, mas todos também podem ganhar, hahahhaa
I have been playing poker for about 5 years. For the first three years, I lost money. But for the last two years, I've learned to make a profit. My bankroll is growing, and that's because I've become more patient and disciplined.
First goal of most players should simply be to consistently break even with the rake. At that point you can absorb yourself into the game and push towards profit and keep improving to the level you want to be at.
As for me, I can say that my bankroll is unstable, win and lose, but I haven't deposited or withdrawn any money in a while, and that's not bad in poker, the important thing is that I play and enhance my skills and strategies, one day I will make good wins. As for making a living from poker, this is very difficult, as I cannot rely on the unknown to earn a living, and I am not qualified for that yet Good luck everyone
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I have been playing at micro stakes since 2010. I never even thought of making poker for a living. I play as a profit, but it's like a hobby, like a side job. To earn poker professionally, you need to devote all your time and study a lot. I am not ready for this.
Initially never risked enough to matter but last two months I cashed out at 1200 and just under 4k respectively. I also bet sports so maybe 1/4 of that is football. Bulk of it came from Windfalls on BOL as I managed to hit two 1000 dollar prizes along with several 100/250. Haven’t won a game so far this month though. So frustrating
Two years in and have won more than I have put in. I never put money on my account and usually yo-yo between $10-$200. The problem now is I win up to a couple hundred then like the last few days I can’t win a hand for the life of me. Tournament after tournament cash game after cash game it doesn’t matter. Go in first second third limp raise or re-raise I’m getting nothing off the flop but 4/5 a flush or straight and if lucky bottom pair. I get to decide if I continue or not but can’t hit a thing. If you go against me you’ll hit or if not you got me out kicked or high card. Frustrating as all hell.
you can live with the game, but not immediately, it will take some time for you to start playing a plus, if you consider it as the main income, then it is better not to do this, you will spend a lot of energy and nerves
More gains for me but little by little. I deposit small 5-10% of my checks into my poker account and grow it out with heads up play and cash games. Whenever I start to lose I setup my safety net stop loss where my previous balance was before I put the deposit. Then I just rinse and repeat.
It's okay, poker is a normal game.
There is a lot of writing on various poker forums that poker is dying, poker will soon come to an end, and so on.
All this is nonsense, we used to play carefully, mostly tight, and now some kind of madness is happening at the poker tables, in the good sense of the word, there are a lot of crazy players and chips at the tables, like fishing, wait for your fish, catch the moment and pull out the money, only patience is needed and that's it.