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    (Original post by kidpoker)
    I have no reason to lie. Why would I want to impress people who i dont know and will never meet?
    To be fair one could also ask why a professional poker player makes an account on a student forum at all :p:.
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    50-60k is impressive.. but surely that means there are many other players in your circuit who are losing great deals of money. That money is coming out of other, not so fortunate (or skilled), people's pockets.
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    I posted in the careers section. Ive seen posts made by people in professions advising people in their field of work. WHy cant I?
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    Any tips for people just starting off playing for money? I played at a poker night last term at uni and did OK. I was thinking of playing online on the smallest of the rooms (like 10/20p).
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    (Original post by taheki)
    50-60k is impressive.. but surely that means there are many other players in your circuit who are losing great deals of money. That money is coming out of other, not so fortunate (or skilled), people's pockets.
    Very true. Good poker players rarely make alot of money from other good poker players. It is the rich and stupid that contribute most of the poker economy. Which is itself suffering in these times. People dont have as much to spend on casual poker.
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    (Original post by Rizzletastic)
    Any tips for people just starting off playing for money? I played at a poker night last term at uni and did OK. I was thinking of playing online on the smallest of the rooms (like 10/20p).
    First thing DONT rely on it as an income.

    At 10/20 you need a bankroll of at least 200 pounds. This is your poker money if you lose it you have lost and stop. Do not add to it unless you can afford it.

    VERY IMPORTANTLY read quality poker books ( i recommend the dan harrington cash series)

    Finally have fun. You are a casual player so treat it as a hobby. When you bankroll increases move up the stakes but dont move up untill you have 20 maximum buyins
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    I am up £3. Considering going pro next year.
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    (Original post by kidpoker)
    First thing DONT rely on it as an income.

    At 10/20 you need a bankroll of at least 200 pounds. This is your poker money if you lose it you have lost and stop. Do not add to it unless you can afford it.

    VERY IMPORTANTLY read quality poker books ( i recommend the dan harrington cash series)

    Finally have fun. You are a casual player so treat it as a hobby. When you bankroll increases move up the stakes but dont move up untill you have 20 maximum buyins
    For 10/20p Id say £200 is abit steep to "start of with" if your going to play online you can start at 2/4 or 5/10 best thing is just start of small and work your way up. Not that im a professional or anything!

    Personally i prefer playing tournament poker over cash games, maybe because it suits my style abit more.

    As i said above i wouldnt class myself as proffessional but playing poker helped me alot through uni. Mainly played tournaments at casinos, biggest win was £640 probaly up about 800 or so over the year.

    Any advice for moving into the cash tables? i tend to play quite tight in tournaments and wait for my moment, seem to always suck at cash games?
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    (Original post by Rizzletastic)
    Any tips for people just starting off playing for money? I played at a poker night last term at uni and did OK. I was thinking of playing online on the smallest of the rooms (like 10/20p).
    I dno if Kidpoker agrees, but i think a lot of new players , epecially online, start off playing too high stakes for their bankroll. Remember, if you start with say £50 , dont play 10p/20p , it sounds low but the pots can get a lot bigger. Start from right at the bottom and work your way up. That way, if you can eventually grind out a profit then you can move up, if not then you havent lost much. From my experiance, i found that sticking to low stakes which you know you can profit from is the way forward. You wont see huge increases in your bankroll in short periods of time but, depending on how much you play, you can make a fair profit and have fun! For example, when i had the time, i made about $200 profit in about a month from $2 6max sit n goes and 2cent/5c cash.
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    (Original post by tkhaz44)
    I dno if Kidpoker agrees, but i think a lot of new players , epecially online, start off playing too high stakes for their bankroll. Remember, if you start with say £50 , dont play 10p/20p , it sounds low but the pots can get a lot bigger. Start from right at the bottom and work your way up. That way, if you can eventually grind out a profit then you can move up, if not then you havent lost much. From my experiance, i found that sticking to low stakes which you know you can profit from is the way forward. You wont see huge increases in your bankroll in short periods of time but, depending on how much you play, you can make a fair profit and have fun! For example, when i had the time, i made about $200 profit in about a month from $2 6max sit n goes and 2cent/5c cash.
    Couldnt put it better myself.

    To Dave read Harrington on cash 1 and 2 it has all you need
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    (Original post by kidpoker)
    You would be suprised. The circuit is full of talented students earning extra money. Some of which go full time after their studies.
    Nah i woudnt be suprised, although you didnt ask if there was any talented students earning extra money who were going to go pro after their studies
    Oh and Dan Harrington is a nit, if your planning to play cash i would not recommend anything written by him.
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    (Original post by Rizzletastic)
    Any tips for people just starting off playing for money? I played at a poker night last term at uni and did OK. I was thinking of playing online on the smallest of the rooms (like 10/20p).
    Pokerstrategy.com. They give you a free $50 dollar bonus to learn poker and also teach you how to play poker which is imo so important especially when going into real money for the first time where the game changes from play money to real money. If you plan on using it, just wondering if you would use my referral link (through pm) although you don't have to :p:

    Also, you don't want to be starting on 10p/20p stakes, you want to be starting on 0.01/0.02. Poor bank roll management = bankruptcy. If you really want to play 10/20 then you're going to need about 60 quid starting money (3 100BBs)
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    (Original post by tobycs)
    If you are new to the game I would defiantly sign up to this website

    www.pokerstrategy.com

    If you follow everything correctly they give you up to $150 for free. You might be asking why? They make money out of you for playing basically. They also teach you how to play using ICM, SHC, and many articles and quizes to improve your play. Make sure you follow all the steps to signup properly otehrwise you won't get the free money.



    I know many people who rely on a income. One of my friends is already up $300,000 so far this year. He is taking a break of poker for a month because he is spending one big bet travelling. Just remeber if your going to live off poker in some places you have to pay up to 60% tax. Luck in the uk you don't have to pay any.

    You don't always need £200 it depends on what strategy you are using whether its BSS or SSS.

    I defiantly don't believe books are the best way to learn anymore because there are far more advanced stratigies on the internet for free. I only believe books are for the more advanced players but if you want to read them for enjoyment by all means read them but there are defiantly better stratigies on the net.



    If you are going to start cash games online I would defiantly recommend playing a site with loads of fish and NL2 or NL5 would be ideal. You won't be able to live off it but you could make a decent income

    I prefer tournament poker because you make more money at it if your good at getting deep.

    Thats a nice win at uni. I have a friend who plays and he just won the sunday million for $255,000 ;(

    If your moving to cash I recommend learning SSS or BSS. basically sss is where you only play premium hands AQs+, JJ+ but BSS is a bit looser and you put pressure on the SS's.

    Cash games are far easier but tournaments are more fun.



    People defiantly start at two big stakes and end up going broke to early or they get lucky and win and think they are on top of the world and then they go broke.



    www.pokerstrategy.com is defiantly the best website for poker school.



    Professional just means you make a living out of something, you might make a living out of working in McDonalds so technically your a proffesional McDonalds worker. It's obviously not true in 100% cases i.e MCD but its a general idea. He is defiantly not a poker star (someone who gets all the media coverage) though

    You guys should defiantly check out this thread: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/54...ge-2-a-533223/

    He is basically turned $5 into $100,000

    If anyone wants any advice just pm me or if anyone wants to watch me play feel free to pm me too


    EDIT: my brother left his account on so i have accdidently posted on his account. sorry
    Well every casino tournament ive played around 15 or so, worst finish ive had is 9th, the big win was a £50 Freezeout was absolutley skint at the time aswell, used mytips from the night before to buy in!

    Just with cash games i seem to not really win or lose tbh justup and down, with prolly a loss over a long period of time to be fair. I tend to just play premiums in cash games and its definatley not working for me at the moment, might start loosening up abit.

    Online which sites do you guys all play on?
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    tobycs you have already advertised that site. Please stop or people will think you are a spammer unless they already do (like me)
 
 
 
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