Originally Posted by AlienSpaceBat
1. OP is clearly talking about playing live. Please no more 25NL and multi-tabling suggestions.
2. OP, you say you have been playing 1/2 - what are your results so far ?
Thanks guys for the posts. I am american, when i was playing fulltilt 6 player 6$ sng's i checked my results for the year and it was positive, not by much though, was less than 100$ for the year even though i paid 6-7 hundred in rake.
Live has been good, been playing at foxwoods alot, havent kept good records, but i won my last 7-9 sessions, which usually last about 20 hours. My best session was buying in at 200 and walking away with 640 after 5 hours ( left early because was with family).
I havent kept a seperate bankroll though i just spend it like normal money. I was thinking about trying the 1k and keeping it seperate from my other money expeses no matter what, and trying to grow it.
I usually play on weekends as the games are really good, usually make money off people playing very bad, or reverse tells. My game is pretty solid, i play tight and fit in some bluffs once in a while after establishing my image.
One thing I dont like is the rake seems kinda crazy compared to online, its like 6 dollars a pot with 1/2, then add a 1$ tip to the dealer and its 7 dollars a pot. Adds up really fast. Well its 10% up to 5 $, then 1$ for bad beat jackpot.
So I'm going to take the 1k in 1/2 nl live, play alot more and see what happens. 5 buyins is quite abit to lose imo, if I lose it then i will prolly not play anymore or not very often. This is going to be my shot to see if i want to take poker more serius.
In response to Soma, i usually stop playing if i lose a buyin, because its almost always from a bad beat sometimes i will rebuy 1 time and thinking back it usually works out well, im usually able to make my money back by the time i quit.
Last session was a loss, had pocket kings, raised it to 7$ 2 people called, fish min raised to 14 (i call him a fish cause saw him two hands ago get it all in pre-flop in a very bad spot with ace jack) i re-raise to 65$ 2 people fold, he calls flop come queen jack 4 rainbow, hes first to act and shoves, i make the call for 78$ he shows trip jacks.