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Tifficust
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How do YOU make money with online poker

Postby Tifficust » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:57 pm

Hi All

I'm curious about how you all play poker for money. To clarify, what is your strategy for making money? I saw this guy in one of my sit and go's talking about texas calculator or calculatem. Do you people use that?

Do you guys only play the best hands>?

I won $72 in sng's last night and then i lost half today. I play some hands witha  single face card sometimes when i think i'm going to get luck when many times i actually lose.

And i can't tell you how many times i've been out gunned when i've had pokcet Kings...that pisses me off so much, but hey what are you gona do.

Please share your stategies.
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Postby Dientiong » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:18 pm

My money makers are SNGs and 2/4 limit Omaha/8.  For SNGs, I play mostly Stud HiLo or limit Omaha/8...$11 buy ins mostly.

When it comes to cash games, I prefer to play at places that offer bonuses.
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Postby Tifficust » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:17 pm

I find tha the $10 +$1 SNG's to be pretty hard. I've won a couple but i've lost more than i've won. So i've moved to the cheaper SNG's untill i reguvinate my poker funds and then i take a shot at the higher ones.
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Postby Amor1993 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:14 pm

i personally don't care how much i make as long as it doesn't cost me anything & it never has :)
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Rainbow

Postby Thernand » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:00 am

You said it gal! I agree.. Im pretty cheap myself so when I started playing online it was freerolls only. As I started accumalting some $$$ on various sites, ID play low buy-ins and low limit cash games.. The way I look at it.. Im always ahead doing something that I love. Ive kept track of all my winnings (cash outs) And even though its not worth bragging about.. A few of my friends are amazed at how I turned nothing into quite a decent wad of cash.
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Postby Amor1993 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:53 am

glad to see someone agrees with me, i play the buyins too but not all of them, i hate rebuys so i rarely play those because i've seen ppl rebuy so many times & the game hardly ever ends :(
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Postby Mespirst » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:31 am

:) Hey Dmode.  Happy to hear I'm not the only cheap guy around.  You've practically said everything that I'm doing for now.  I haven't been playing that long and I'm busy enough just playing freerolls, the odd very low limit buy-in and sometimes a .50 + .10 one table.  This I do on only one site, Absolute Poker.  Believe or not, I'm not doing that bad, I'll never get rich though.  My only stupid loss was playing blackjack one night.  I don't recommend internet blackjack to anyone.  It's better played at a live casino, trust me.  Could say more about blackjack but will leave it for another post.   :)
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Postby Gagoem » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:23 am

I take the same approach as Rainbow and Dmode.  A majority of the time I play freerolls, but also play many of the low buy-ins with money added.

One tournament I'm especially fond of is a $10 Buy-in with $100 Added every Monday at Absolute Poker.  I won't name the forum (you can figure it out by seeing the name of the tournament; it's held at 19:00 ET every Monday), but it's a great opportunity for a very small investment.

In fact, I won the tournament this last Monday, and turned my $10 buy-in into $112.80.  There were only 8 entries in this tournament.  2nd paid $35, and 3rd $25.

Ultimately, I believe your approach with your bankroll should be the same whether you play strictly freerolls, or you play mostly buy-ins.  You should never gamble more than your willing to lose, and there's nothing better than playing with the poker site's money to win even more.  I'm sure many people are much looser with their money due to the fact they accumulated it playing freerolls.  However, I play even more conservative, and treat this money as money well earned (we all know how tedious a 3 or 4 hour tournament can be to win $5  :lol: ).

Find an approach you're comfortable with, and playing online poker can be extremely lucrative.
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Postby Gagoem » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:33 am

1rainbow wrote:glad to see someone agrees with me, i play the buyins too but not all of them, i hate rebuys so i rarely play those because i've seen ppl rebuy so many times & the game hardly ever ends :(


Great point about re-buys Rain!  I can't stand them either.  I think it allows players who aren't very good the opportunity to keep re-buying, and eventually use this fact to give them an huge advantage over players like myself who refuse to re-buy.  I got in an argument with someone at another forum about this fact.  I said that I go into many of them with the approach that I will not re-buy.  I stated by doing so, it puts me at an extreme disadvantage.  I also stated that these tournaments have as much to do with the amount of money one has in their account as it does their ability as a player, or their cards for that matter.

I guess an easy way to look at it is this.  If I was playing in a re-buy tournament with Daniel Negraneu (dream on huh?  :lol: ), I'd have ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE of beating him!  Why is that?  He'd have the funds to re-buy 30, 40, 50, or more times, whereas I A) wouldn't have the funds to do the same, and B) would be EVEN LESS LIKELY to re-buy feeling that I would be wasting my money to do so (mostly because he could re-buy so many more times than I could).  I also left out the fact that he's ONE HELL OF A PLAYER, so I'd have no chance even if I was a BILLIONAIRE!  :lol:

On the flipside of this, these tournaments can be very lucrative.  If you're conservative, and decide that you'll only re-buy once, and you'll only add-on if you're near or above the average when the breaks begins, you're risking very little for the chance at a big prize pool.

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