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Hi! I'm 19 years old, playing NLHE Poker (play money) for about 8 years now on & off. I started playing real money just a month ago on PokerStars.
and since I don't want to deposit I grinded freerolls for almost everyday 12-14 hours a day I even dreamt of playing poker and winning it, I am so obsessed that I read books, watch videos etc etc. and then one day I played my "A game" won 1st place and 1x 2nd place with a 3700 - 5000 players fighting for a 50$ prize pool. Now that I have won I feel like I'm not doing my best any more it's like whatever to me but I still want to win but not as much like before that I was really concentrated, focus and such. I don't know.. But I guess I need to stop playing free rolls and actually start playing with bigger prizepool in it.
( sorry for my english )
You have to reconsider this and thake it easy.. thats my opinion... look at poker as your hobby or as your job, but not as your obsession cuz its a negative way to look at it . Good luck at the tables !
Focus is important. It sounds like you enjoy the challenge. If you look at each higher buy-in as another challenge to be conquered, it might help you to stay focused.
And the 12-14 hours a day is way too much. You will get (or may have) burn-out and performance will lag. Balance in life is best.
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Thats good i think you are ready to face real pros but still there huge diffrence between play money and real money. We do make stupid call in play money. So play accordingly. Wish you all the best for your future in poker
Grinding Freerolls is why Cardschat has these freerolls every day. It gives you the opportunity to learn, have fun, then socialize with other poker players in a friendly environment. There is always more to learn. Don't jump to larger stakes before you are ready; that's like expecting to run before you've learned to walk.
I think you should move up. Sounds like if you had a stake in the game it would move you to play hard. It will give you that edge you probably need. It will keep you sharp. Playing for big tourney payouts or large cash pots will be a change for the better too. Just find a comfortable $ limit. Having too big of a stake could be a detriment to your game.
12-14 hours a day is way too much.
Take a rest from poker a little bit and then put a new goal - to achieve such a victory in which the particular event, and can then again you'll be good to play and be purposeful.
Well, I'm sorry to inform you but you chose the most competitive sport in the world. And as you increase the buy-in, the more difficulty you have. There is no fool in this game, especially when it involves money.