How much did you lose before you started to gain?

premierplayer

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Well I have been up and down since I started playing. I played a few small 5$ SnG tournies and would place usually 2nd or 4th right outside the money. I then tried some cash games which I liked more. I have made a few small deposits with some extra change over the past two-three months valued at $200. I ended up losing most of it however I am having fun learning the game and already have seen my game improve. I find myself playing situations better than I would have when I started. I lost a good chunk of my bankroll on tilt which I need to learn to control after losing a huge hand. Just wondering how much some of you lost before you guys gained it all back.

looking forward to playing you all in the FT freeroll tomorrow.
 
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Maybe you should consider playing for lower stacks. I started in January playing $.25/.50. I lost $27.00 before making a come back. I tried play $.50/1.00 at Absolute poker. That didn't work out to well. I am down about $40.00. I seem to get an extra helping of bad beats there.
 
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I am not alone here in that I haven't lost a cent yet.

My original real money was all from freeroll winnings. I got them out before the ban, and they are FullTillt now. That is down from my original deposit even with the bonus I am still clearing.

But due to what I think I have learned here mainly, I think it perhaps has bottomed out.

Just you try and uncross these fingers! :mad:
 
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i lost 300 in first 6 mnths but in last yr have turned tht into few grand profit it will turn around :D
 
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I lost $200 dollars on my first two deposits. The reason for this was simple, I wasn't a good player and wasn't prepared to play improved competition. Eventually from joining communities like CC and reading some books, my game improved and I was able to recoup that initial 200 bucks and have made steady BR progress since.
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. It is giving me confidence to know that I am not the only one who has experienced early losses. I know that I have the ability to overcome this. I will keep studying the game.
 
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I'm down $3500 if that makes you feel any better.
 
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Lost about $300 playing ring games (I was a huge donk...lol). Once I discovered sit n goes things turned around quickly.
 
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Lost about $300 playing ring games (I was a huge donk...lol). Once I discovered sit n goes things turned around quickly.

What did SitNgoes have that made you profitable? What types did you play? I found myself liking ring games better..
 
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haha, well I started playing when I was 15, with a fake id at a local casino. I lost 6000 before I figured out how to play. But, slowly, it turns around if you play well and learn properly. Since then Ive made over 80k playing poker, so yes it does turn around. If your dedicated ( i would study poker 8 hours of the day, and play eight, then sleep the other eight) hahah.
 
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if your wonderin why i had 6grand when i was 15, I just worked for a year part time thru 14 to 15, with the intention of begining to play poker :)
 
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I started at pokerstars and lost like 700 playing sit and go's. A friend of mine suggested that I concentrate on playing large tournies because he saw me play a couple and I ran pretty deep in them. Well, I started playing the freeroll circuit and I ended up winning 2 grand at the gaming clup[now poker time]. I made a 50 dollar dep. so I could withdraw my money and took that money to full tilt. At first, all I did was play sit and go's and lost 600. I thought to myself...what the hell am I doing? So I started to play the big tourneys, and I won 7000 and have been +roi ever since. But I still like playing the sit and go's...duh. Anyway, I think big tourneys are great for newbies because you can get alot of experience without losing a lot. GL.
 
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ArmadilloTrim: You're my new hero. Did you make all your winnings from live games? Nothing online? What stakes did you play?
 
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haha, well I started playing when I was 15, with a fake id at a local casino. I lost 6000 before I figured out how to play. But, slowly, it turns around if you play well and learn properly. Since then Ive made over 80k playing poker, so yes it does turn around. If your dedicated ( i would study poker 8 hours of the day, and play eight, then sleep the other eight) hahah.

Except most people work or have school and play poker part time. ha.
 
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I started off in paradise poker 4 years ago. Lost my entire bankroll (about USD100). Did better with my second deposit tho, got it up to USD1,200 then blew it all on a bad day while on a terrible tilt. Learnt a huge lesson and have since learnt to control my temper and composure. Anyway Im proud to say that I havent lost my entire bankroll ever since that second time and im a profitable and better player now (I hope). Most people start out as losers i suppose, same with anything else in life.
 
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I started with a $20 deposit and started winning. That was just luck because now that I look back I was a horrible player. Spent my entire bankroll drunk in one night. Played around a little with freeroll winnings and then deposited $50 on Stars. Lost a couple Stakes and gifts so I would say i'm down $150-$200 max. When I was on my initial winning streak I was playing $20 buy-ins but now I play 5c/10c max.
 
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Ive built up $70 on poker.com without making a deposit!
 
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I hit a big tourney online for over 120k. Was down close to 35k over a three and a half year period before I struck some gold. And had plenty of strikes from 1k to 5k, along with a couple over 15k playing tourneys, and was still down 35k before I hit. Most of all my loses came from cash games. The past year I played nothing but tournaments online. Slowed down allot online since this new law was passed in the U.S.. The constant flow of big tourneys lost when PP pulled out, and not comfortable with the banking options us U.S. players are now forced to deal with, I slowed the pace down greatly. Still play satellites during the week trying to get into the bigger weekend tourneys for cheap. Only deposit what I need and should I get lucky and strike some more gold, would be concerned about cashing out. But of course that would be a good problem to have. Besides the odds of me giving it all back now at this pace should be hard. Maybe the condition online poker is presently in for U.S. players will turn out to be a blessing for me. But if you really want to win something you could sink your teeth into playing online, most of us will need a bankroll that can give us a shot.
 
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bumpity bump..

So far I have lost too much. I don't want to quit but really sometimes I just get some bad beats because I set myself up in bad situations.
 
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probably in the neighborhood of $300-$400 before i started really learning. i'm not exactly someone who learns by reading/listening, i learn best through firsthand experience. once i got a few hundred thousand hands under my belt i really turned my game around.
 
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haha, well I started playing when I was 15, with a fake id at a local casino. I lost 6000 before I figured out how to play. But, slowly, it turns around if you play well and learn properly. Since then Ive made over 80k playing poker, so yes it does turn around. If your dedicated ( i would study poker 8 hours of the day, and play eight, then sleep the other eight) hahah.


Stay in school?
 
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Started out (this time around) loosing 200$ and deciding i wasnt good enough. Went the freeroll way. For practise and bankroll purposes. Built up a few small BR's on different sites and have generally lost them again to ring games.

Seems i have been getting somewhat better at MTT's though, i'm regularly placed and have read every scrap of gold CC has to offer in the Articles and Guide section, which has helped enourmously (in most parts).

So ill deposit a few bob at stars next week and earmark them for MTT's. No more ring games for me till i figure out what the hell is going on. (But ill also be looking more into live MTT's. They are quite fun).
 
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