This is a discussion on How to become a winning player within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; How long did it take you from being a novice to actually winning on a constitant basis?
It's a good question. Everyone is different, one player will take 1 year while others take 2 years. It all depends on you. Just remember it won't be quick, you will grind a lot and lose a lot before you actually start winning. It's a slow road but in the end it is worth it. Good luck.
I do not think about it very much, because if you think about it, what differentiates the novice from the experienced is sometimes the knowledge. The novice is very lucky, but the experienced will play surprising hands.
Luck n experience. Why i think luck is important factor, because poker is still a gamble. Just 10 percent of player is winner, means that 90 percent of others is loser. If everybody got the same strategy. The luck factor will increase.
It took 1 year and a half before I won the victory championship in a tournament for the first time after a poker was begun.
Moreover a micro tournament.
I imagine a year or two like this is the average trend. I was really fortunate that I was able to win my first ever "event" with money to be won - which was the cardschat 30 Day Course Freeroll on May 31st of 2020. After the circa 4 hours long tournament ended, I found myself in a sense of shock for a few seconds that I was the last one with chips at the final table, I was so excited that I might as well have won the WSOP Main Event Yeah, I realize this is the most "micro of micro" (can't be lower than a freeroll ), but it was really more the feeling and sense of accomplishment than the small amount of prize money though; I worked hard at something and it proved to be worth the time.
Of course, things like these seldom come from blind luck alone; I probably studied the most of anyone during the month or two leading up to the freeroll and I think this is a common theme; when everyone has access to pretty much the same information, then it is the one who utilizes it the most who tends to succeed. I remember playing the freeroll and identifying which players were better than others (so I could avoid facing the better ones unless I had to) and I remember identifying a few with me thinking to myself "wow, this player knows what they are doing." Somehow, I kept finding myself still in it...then the final table and in the money bubble (with a lot of the players I identify as the biggest threats now also at the final table too).
Even though this was my first "event" (even if just an online freeroll, it still counts xD), to be fair, I wasn't completely new to poker. I still felt like a "learning beginner" (I wonder if this feeling ever goes away? Even the pro players are always learning so much like students of the game), but I had about half a year of experience playing homegames before I attempted my first online experience.
I hope to keep working at my poker game and visit a casino for the first time when the covid-19 pandemic subsides and it is safer to go out again.
It took me about 5-6 years.
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