How the average player can make money in online poker.

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How the average player can make money in online poker:

1) First - admit that you are, in fact, an average poker player and that you are NOT going to get rich quick playing online poker. It is going to be a LONG HARD GRIND.

2) As an average poker player you should have an average bankroll. $500 - $1000 should do it.

3) NEVER, NEVER EVER...

a) Go beyond the $25 max buy-in No Limit table.
b) Pay more than $20 in a Sit n Go.
c) Go beyond the $1/$2 Limit poker games.
d) Pay more than $20 in a MTT.

Why?

Because although most, who play above these stakes, are probably worse than you, A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT ARE BETTER!! YOU WILL TAKE A LITTLE FROM THE BAD PLAYERS BUT THE SIGNIFICANT FEW WILL EAT YOU UP AND TAKE YOUR MONEY!!!

*The significant few are the ones who have the significantly bigger bankroll than you*

3) Play solid, solid, solid.

That's it!

Oh, the profit?

If you play regularly for about 3-5 hours per day then expect to make about $500-$1000 per year.

Enjoy!
 
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How the average player can make money in online poker:


Oh, the profit?

If you play regularly for about 3-5 hours per day then expect to make about $500-$1000 per year.

Enjoy!

Wow a whopping .73 cents to $1.46 an hour profit. Can't wait to try this wonderfull advice.
 
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Why?

Because although most, who play above these stakes, are probably worse than you, A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT ARE BETTER!! YOU WILL TAKE A LITTLE FROM THE BAD PLAYERS BUT THE SIGNIFICANT FEW WILL EAT YOU UP AND TAKE YOUR MONEY!!!

Surely if most players are worse than you, you have good chances of winning...
 
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OK, explanation is in order:

Unless you are well bankrolled, very good at self-discipline, able to be on your "A" game for most of the time, a bit lucky and very dedicated - you aint gonna make much playing online poker.

I just wanna get this message across to the young kids out there. They need to be warned.
 
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OK, explanation is in order:

Unless you are well bankrolled, very good at self-discipline, able to be on your "A" game for most of the time, a bit lucky and very dedicated - you aint gonna make much playing online poker.

I just wanna get this message across to the young kids out there. They need to be warned.

if you are not bankrolled - dont play
if your not self disciplined - dont play
if you are not going to play A game - why bother playing
luck and dedication - dont matter


by the way there are a lot of players that have started out playing small stakes as bad players or ok players and worked there ways up and are now playing the big games online. And $25 nl is horrible place to compare because the players play just as bad at $200 NL.

take this for instance I shoved on guys raise last night for $35 and he called me with JT?!?!? yea much better players at that level lol.
 
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This is kind of like the advice Tiger Woods gives on how to hit a 300 yard 3 wood out of the fairway bunker.

His advice:

Hit your ball into the fairway bunker,
Take out your 3 wood,
Hit it 300 yards.
 
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if you are not bankrolled - dont play
if your not self disciplined - dont play
if you are not going to play A game - why bother playing
luck and dedication - dont matter

Post was aimed at average players. There is a massive difference between:

"not bankrolled" and "well bankrolled"
"not self disciplined" and "very good at self-discipline"
"not playing "A" game" and "able to be on your "A" game for most of the time".

I would have thought that you would know the importance of quoting accurately.
 
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Wow a whopping .73 cents to $1.46 an hour profit. Can't wait to try this wonderfull advice.

That's sort of my point. If you are an average player, then do not expect to make much money.
 
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Wow! Thanks for the advice. I think I make about $.75 - $1.50 on a cash game table in maybe 10 hands, depending on the blinds. And here I am, making about $20+ an average daily. Wow, what am I thinking. If I knew I could be making between $500-$1000 in profit a year with your method, I wouldnt be wasting so much time making so much more. And all I need is a starting BR of $500 - $1000.

Amazing!
 
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Wow! Thanks for the advice. I think I make about $.75 - $1.50 on a cash game table in maybe 10 hands, depending on the blinds. And here I am, making about $20+ an average daily. Wow, what am I thinking. If I knew I could be making between $500-$1000 in profit a year with your method, I wouldnt be wasting so much time making so much more. And all I need is a starting BR of $500 - $1000.

Amazing!

You are obviously a "good" player. Not an "average" one which is who this advice is aimed at.

Look. What the hell is the matter with you people? Obviously quite a few of you guys are good at poker and make good money from doing so. My post was intended to show the harsh reality of poker if you are just an average player wanting to take online poker seriously.
 
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That's sort of my point. If you are an average player, then do not expect to make much money.

LOL. How about telling new/average players that they shouldnt play online poker in the hopes of getting rich quick. There is a chance that they might get a good run in an MTT or a nice run of SNGs to build up their bankroll. They shouldnt bank on the hope that they'll become instant millionares. At the same time, what is the point of playing if your average goal is a whopping $.75 - $1.50 profit a day? Its not even worth it.

Simple:

-Buy in with an amount you're comfortable playing with.
-Play games/buy-ins you are comfortable playing.
-Expect wins and expect losses.
-Play solid, straight poker and try to improve your game everytime you play.
 
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Leave the guy alone, hes trying to help and give advice.
 
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LOL. How about telling new/average players that they shouldnt play online poker in the hopes of getting rich quick. There is a chance that they might get a good run in an MTT or a nice run of SNGs to build up their bankroll. They shouldnt bank on the hope that they'll become instant millionares. At the same time, what is the point of playing if your average goal is a whopping $.75 - $1.50 profit a day? Its not even worth it.


I'm just trying to get my head around the fact that the person who can make $20+ a day at poker is the same person who writes such self-contradictory gobble-de-gook as this!!
 
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average players can and will make money in the long run, bad players will never make money in long run. The bad players will make money in short term.

there are these players at every single level. There are horrible players playing 5/10. For instance some dude wins a $50 tourney, his 1st tourney ever online. It happens. so he banks lets say 10k because it was huge field, he is not a good player but he ran very well. Now he goes and plays 5/10 NL because he is not good and knows nothing about bankroll managment. Now a average player can and will take his money after awhile.

as for playing the good players, well of course you are going to play good players. Against those guys you just play tight and only play good hands against them.

This post is pointless, its basically saying average players wont make decent money which is silly. I dont think any regular on this forum thinks they are going to become millionares playing poker. You have the grinders here, the people that just deposit to play what they want, maybe some gamblers. There are all different types of players and all have different things they play poker for. Do I think one day I could win a lot of money online? beats me never really thought I needed to.

are there new players that think they are going to make tons of money online? of course but after a couple sittings hopefully they still dont think that after busting out couple times. I know when I started playing online I never thought about being a pro and dont think most people do.
 
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LOL. How about telling new/average players that they shouldnt play online poker in the hopes of getting rich quick. There is a chance that they might get a good run in an MTT or a nice run of SNGs to build up their bankroll. They shouldnt bank on the hope that they'll become instant millionares. At the same time, what is the point of playing if your average goal is a whopping $.75 - $1.50 profit a day? Its not even worth it.


I'm just trying to get my head around the fact that the person who can make $20+ a day at poker is the same person who writes such self-contradictory gobble-de-gook as this!!


when you quote someone make sure the quote symbol is on end of their post please.
 
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after your 100 posts in the bad beat section I actully believe this :)


sorry had to you left that wide open!

Lol, ok you got me there. I guess it's time to start posting good hands instead of bad beats :D
 
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