I've only been playing for about about 6 weeks. It took me a month to lose $70.00 at low limit hold'em tables online. But here's the thing that's bugging me... I started right away researching and trying to tighten up and improve my game... and now I lose faster than ever before! I've already lost another $10.00 (in less than a week) on top of the original $70.00 :-(
Things I've noticed:
1. I am much tighter and don't play all that many hands. I used to think any two cards can win. But not so anymore. I tracked my wins vs. losses doing that and was SHOCKED!
2. I am beginning to understand why some more experienced players hate playing with "fish"... Fish chase cards all the way to the river with NOTHING to start with, and end up getting their miracle card. Anyone else would have folded long before or never even played a poor starting hand. GRRRRRRR!!!!
3. But my biggest leak is not paying close enough attention to what the other players MIGHT have. I'm really bad about this especially when I think I have the nuts.
I know you didn't ask for this kind of info... I'm just rambling here.
I constantly think about this.