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  • Oh no, i foled Quads!

    Well after 3 disasterous starts this year i decided to really knuckle down and start playing some tight poker. I had become very frustrated with myself and my poker game in general.

    It was around this time i noticed the "pair your FULL TILT account" button in the lobby. My first online poker experience was with this site and the experience was ugly! The reason being i had never really played serious or online poker before! So i thought this might be a good chance to start afresh with my pokerschool learnings.

    I deposited $12 and took half across to my full tilt account. I found the tables there to be extremely loose! i quickly had my starting stack up to $30 playng .02/.05c tables.

    While i had adjusted my style of play quite well i found myself being less assertive at the tables. I felt like i wasnt playing with as much conviction or confidence as before. I feel these will come back over time, i just need to keep at it! I think its sort of like a golf swing, its a lot harder to unlearn bad habits than to learn the right way from scratch. One of the biggest contributing factors to this is watching hands that i would normally play like 45 suited or j8 etc., turn into monsters and Im not there to take the chips! I start thinking ive missed my opportunity and start wanting to play weaker hands again, but i know if i stay strong and stick to my guns ill end up ahead anyway!( i will post a couple of these hands in the forum later)

    I ended up repeating my cardinal sin again and taking my $30 onto the .25/.50c heads up tables and blew it! But because of this i have decided to stick to freerolls and fpp satelites for a couple of weeks and reckon thats one way of garanteeing my bankroll wont go backwards for at least 2 weeks! (i just finished a depositers freeroll and im already up a whopping .25c!)

    Anyway guys its Australia Day today so im gonna have a couple of cold ones and watch the fireworks tonight!

    Enjoy the weekend and take it easy or eaily take it!

    B.p



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    I deposited $40 on Full Tilt to take advantage of a $10 bonus and am playing 5c/10c Limit, 1 table at a time for about an hour a day. You really have to have bankroll sense if you want to take advantage of any of these offers. As you proved you can get lucky and unlucky, you really need a bit of bankroll. These bonuses are there to reward the sites, not you. If you want to play the system play by their rules but your terms. If you miss a bonus then so what! As long as you have a positive ROI then any rewards are a bonus for you. Good luck umbup:
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    • #3
      I too have started playing cash games on full tilt, I got the free $20 ring game ticket, and have found the 5nl games pretty soft. I must say though that I would not go higher than 5nl till I had at least 50 buy ins at the higher level. Bankroll management is one of the most important aspects of poker and like you I found this out the hard way, losing my roll time and again when I got unlucky. I think it's really important never to have more than 10% of your bankroll in play at any one time. No matter how good you play we all get unlucky sometimes, look into BR management and hopefully it'll help you not go broke when you're having a bad day at the tables. umbup:

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      • #4
        hey b.p. I've been doing that list of participants with links to each person's challenge thread, so I've been following your progress Hadn't seen anything new since the Britney tune several days ago, and was wondering how you were doing. Didn't realize 'awesome' was an unacceptable word in this forum ... jk (not really ... please nobody look at my bio page until I have a chance to fix something ...) Just writing because I don't know how much of a sticker for the rules RoyalRaiser is going to have to be with the 'post twice a week' thingie and if it'll have to be in the same thread or something? Hopefully he'll stop in to say it still counts if your updates are in different threads? GL GL!! umbup:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TrustySam View Post
          hey b.p. I've been doing that list of participants with links to each person's challenge thread, so I've been following your progress Hadn't seen anything new since the Britney tune several days ago, and was wondering how you were doing. Didn't realize 'awesome' was an unacceptable word in this forum ... jk (not really ... please nobody look at my bio page until I have a chance to fix something ...) Just writing because I don't know how much of a sticker for the rules RoyalRaiser is going to have to be with the 'post twice a week' thingie and if it'll have to be in the same thread or something? Hopefully he'll stop in to say it still counts if your updates are in different threads? GL GL!! umbup:
          hey sam, was wondering what the go was with that lol! Didnt want to look dumb by asking but now i look even dumber lol Cheers for the info, from now on itll all be in one thread and ill tak all the old ones togeather! GL to you too man! take it easy or easily take it! B.p

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