JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

My first steps into online poker

/Jan/2012

Introduction

By: bibliofagos @ 17:45 (EST) / 67 / Comment ( 0 )

Ah well, let's call it my first steps into online poker, cause we all know that Zynga Poker just isn't poker.

Poker has intrigued me for a while now, and thought I was reasonably aware of the different tactics. After the disappointment of the Bingo style poker at Zynga, I hadn't tried anything else. As I'm not really a casino visitor, I hadn't plaid poker in about a year (that is, if you count Zynga as poker, if you don't count it as poker, I really hadn't played at all....)

I had a week off work the last week of december, and decided to try out pokerstars, and created an account. I noticed that the play money tables and tournaments weren't really that much of a difference from Zynga, so, after a week of annoying myself, I decided to make a one time deposit of 50 euro, to try and see how long it would last me, so on the second of januari, I played my first poker for money.

I started out in the ring games on the 0.01/0.02 tables, and noticed a difference in play right away. When people play for real money, even if it's pennies, they start to play different.

I made a little profit, and got intrigued. What makes a good poker player? So I decided to keep track of my winnings and losses, and thought I would try out some different formats (mtt, sng).

My first mtt's and sng's weren't particularly successfull, but I kept making money at the ring games (moved up a little to 0.05/0.10 and 0.10/0.25), and after my first week I had doubled my money, which surprised me.

I kept reading, and practicing in mainly sng's. A couple of multi table sng's, where I never ended up in the money, but I managed to reach second place in 4 single table sng's. With a big thanks to the sng course of PSO, where I learned some tacktics that proved extremely usefull. Also I reached a money place (714) in a mtt  of 5727 entrants. I only got 0.12 for my 0.1 buyin, but I was mightily satisfied with myself.

As I played more tournaments (I'm at the moment not comfortable with playing at multiple tables at once), I played less ring games, and even lost about $20 in the ring games.

This evening, I decided to try a multi table sng of 45 entries, and it was a roller coaster ride. A couple of times I was close to elimination, but each time I managed to scrape back, and for the first time in my poker carreer, I won a tourney, and received a nice 12.73 for my 1 investment.

So, this week ends up in a high mood. I lost some, I won some, and ended up at the level I started this week, but still about twice the money I deposited.

I still wonder how long it will last me :wink:

In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com