Originally Posted by Jmoney99
Yeah I always use to deposit another 50 again and again... I always start out disciplined and either make money really quick or really slow but once I have that I always get too loose or get tilted and lose it all lol. (I once made close to 1500 30 minutes into buying in with 50 and I was just like...time to make 10,000 and I lost it all before an hour)
Read about Bankroll Management (BRM)
If you follow good BRM, it would be impossible to lose $1500 in an hour. On the other hand, you won't win $1450 in 30 mins either.
I'm not quite as dismissive of the value of playing play chips as some here are. Poker is all about adjusting to your opponents. Learning to observe and adjust to players at your table is a valuable skill wether its at play chips or real money.
A major difference between real money and play chips is how much you can expect to win in a short amount of time. With play chips its not uncommon to win 5X-10X your buy-in in just a few hundred hands. Thats almost never going to happen with real money ... its more of a long slow grind and you're not going to get rich quick from $50.