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    Is it possible to have someone look at my hand histories if I sent it to them? I'm not sure if its something wrong with my game...but I've built up a bankroll from $30 to $1.6k in 3.5months, and moved up to $15 last week, but got crushed, and lost 300 in 2 days, so I went back down stakes to $7. I have been running pretty bad, losing pretty sick hands, but maybe there are leaks in my game which I dont know about and I feel like I'm going nowhere with this bankroll, stuck in this 1.2-1.6k over this month.

    Any good advice would be greatly appreciated as I hope to have a bankroll capable of supporting me when I move out of home to pursue poker next year after uni ,as my parents aren't going to be supportive of this decision. Any good advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Christopher
    Last edited by skoolbuly; Wed Apr 18, 2012, 05:46 PM.

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    Poker as a profession

    Originally posted by skoolbuly View Post
    Is it possible to have someone look at my hand histories if I sent it to them? I'm not sure if its something wrong with my game...but I've built up a bankroll from $30 to $1.6k in 3.5months, and moved up to $15 last week, but got crushed, and lost 300 in 2 days, so I went back down stakes to $7. I have been running pretty bad, losing pretty sick hands, but maybe there are leaks in my game which I dont know about and I feel like I'm going nowhere with this bankroll, stuck in this 1.2-1.6k over this month.

    Any good advice would be greatly appreciated as I hope to have a bankroll capable of supporting me when I move out of home to pursue poker next year after uni ,as my parents aren't going to be supportive of this decision. Any good advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Christopher
    Before you think about turning pro, read Barry Greensteins book 'Ace On The River'; he gives you an insight of a gamblers 'ups' and 'downs'. It's easy to fall in love with becoming a poker pro, you see all the money that is being made by the top players. Unfortunately only a very small percentage of players are actually make a living by playing poker, the majority of the players are supporting them. Tourneys may seem exciting, but you'll be playing 12-hour days, and multiples days (if you're running good), to earn a huge 'cash'. You will also need to travel a lot (another expense that cuts into your winnings - or adds to your losses). The live 'in casino' cash poker players that make enough to support a family, go 'fishing' on the weekends, when the pool is full; all the other 'regs' are there as well, cutting into your action.

    At the moment you're playing on-line, it's a great place to be to learn the trade. There's no better place to play as many hands in one year, as the 'old timers' have played ‘live’ in twenty years. To build on your skill, read everything you can get your hands on dealing with the game(s) of your choice. Hand review is also extremely important; a HUD will make it easy to examine your hands, and the play of those hands. You should also review your opponent’s hands, and how they played them, especially if they put you in tough spots. Taking effective notes is another key ingredient to playing a more successful game. Bankroll is another consideration; you must have a big enough bankroll for two important reasons - 1st… it allows you to play your natural game (you can't win with scared money); 2nd... you need to be able to cover a cold spell (variance can happen to any poker player). Consider a professional coach; the money you invest in good coaching should be easily replenished if you plan on playing a lot of poker.

    The following video will show you 'how' to, and 'what' to look for when reviewing your hands. You'll need a HUD like 'Hold Em Manager' or 'Poker Tracker' to review your play.

    http://www.holdemmanager.com/ps-video-stat-surgeon/

    Good luck with your endeavors.
    .
    "May the cards be with you!"

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    • #3
      yeah ive read the book. I already do/have most of the things there.

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      • #4
        Hey SB

        Are those SNG's you play? Those are the same games '19honu62' (regular speed) and 'panickypoker' (turbo) both play. Maybe they'd be able to take a second look at your hands?

        You might have to contact Cowboy (19houn62) by PM though, and panicky said in his goal thread that he's taking a break from poker, but maybe he still has time for review stuff?

        Hopefully one of them might be able to help

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