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New Member feeling a bit down but have goals in mind.
December 10, 2011 - 11:15 pm
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I just registered here and played a 1$+R with 6000 entrants and ran 80th to cash a whopping 65$. I was 4th in chip leadings out of 85 people and just made very stupid decisions where if I made thought out calculated decisions Id probably be at the final table. I guess the money got to my head and the thought of trying to increase my chip stack and calling off someone super tight with 1/5 of my stack would be a good idea when I have Q10s and they have KK. If I played a more thoughtful game and didn't care about short term results (Need to cash this and get 7k!) I would have done much better and is something I will do, the money is just a bonus.


My bankroll is small but I plan to grind the 1.50$ and 3.50$ 45 man turbos to get a larger bankroll. I want to crush the low field MTT's when I get my larger roll and move up the ladder. I plan to come here whenever I have a good update or just need a little support as this community seems great! Posted on 2+2 quite a bit before I found you guys but unless its just hand historys most (not all!) people there seem to have a superiority complex and are just assholes.

Anyways hope to do well and contribute to this awesome community.

December 11, 2011 - 3:51 am
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You should get great value here mate. from my personal experience grinding small stakes, small field turbos is tough, and can be soul destroying. I spent a year pissing around with them, having only a limited amount of free time to play, and wanting to build my roll at a supersonic pace. My green line oscillated around, some good months, some bad, but +ev. I’ve just started playing small stakes, large MTTs, and my turbo background severly effected my play as I wasn’t adjusting my ranges. Just be mindful that turbos are a very different beast, and be aware that’ll you’ll have to make adjustments…. More importantly don’t succumb to their habit-forming nature, ’cause it’ll cost you.
Watch tpe vids, Bigdog’s and goleafs recent ones are awesome tutorials, Brendoor’s latest will also demonstrate the insidiousness of variance and how you should just shrug it off and notch it up to being part of a lifelong education…..
As for superiority complexes, they don’t appear to get much credence here bud! Too many “old” dudes! 😉

December 21, 2011 - 9:40 pm
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I am in the same boat as you and the previous post has good insight. I am slowly grinding up stakes and taking a different approach to my game. I realize that I am not going to be playing an enormous amount of volume but want to apply myself and get better at the game.

Poker can make you money but you have to work hard at it and apply good decisions on the selection of your games as you apply you good decisions I each hand. I am not sure of a fail proof way to handle good bankroll management but I think it is your outlook.

I enjoy the game of poker and luckily, it does bring money to your pocket. This site will give some insight into the thinking of playing MTT play. I am new to it but play in MTT is different than cash play and play in DONs are different tha play in Sit N go.

With that said, enjoy playing poker, don’t get supersonic on bankroll. It will come and will not come overnight unless you win a Sinday Million and unfortunately bigdogpckt5s will make sure you don’t win the lottery. Donks don’t win majors. Sinks do crazy bankroll management. They get way I over their heads. Don’t be a donk! I am preaching to the choir!


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December 21, 2011 - 10:43 pm
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My advice would be to work hard, keep extremely strict bankroll requirements, and try to get as much volume in as you can, including adding multitabling (maybe up to 6 or 8) in if you feel comfortable. the key to getting out of the micros is volume. 


Make sure you post plenty of hands here too (i think all of us could do more of that). And you wont ever get flamed here, there have only been a couple that have tried that on, and the community shuts it down pretty quick. 


Good luck

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