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    I'd love to make a profit of $2.5k. I dare not look again but last time I checked I was down about $3k for the year. It started so well and I started playing at higher limits. Thinking back this was a big mistake. In 2010 I'm going to stay at a level I'm comfortable with because I'm not yet good enough. Here's hoping it will all change.

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    Welcome to the forum jacks.

    Sounds like you have established where things went wrong for you in '09. Here's to a successful 2010. Let us know how you get on.

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    2009 is my 1st year playing 'real money' Poker. I used to always play free money Poker. I play No Limit always on advice from a friend and havent looked back. My preferred method is online and I have turned 25 into 575 right now. I play in .50/1.00 & 1/2 rooms and also play in 50 double or nothing Sit n Gos.

    I have ventured into brick and mortar casinos and have lost for the most part in cash games but found moderate success in tourneys which are my preferred playing format currently.

    Here is to a successful 2010 to everyone at Pokerology.

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    That's awesome Blazeagle!

    Most people have to pay to learn, so what a cracking start.

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    Here is to a successful 2010 to everyone at Pokerology.
    Amen to that!

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    This year has been pretty bad for me. The suk-outs have been killing me. Have good hands and someone cripples your stack a crappy hand. Bad beats have got the best of me this year. Hopefully next year will be better.
    I have won a few thousand but could have won so much more if the bad beats didnt kill me.

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    My results in large live tourneys are far better (as some of you know) than localised results at the Phat Dogs or Slough games would suggest - I still haven't figured out why this is. However, the variance is potentially huge so I would need to play many tourneys to take advantage and I just don't have the time or the inclination to seek out the best tourneys.

    I have only been working part-time for a couple of months and so I have been frequenting The Empire in Leicester Square and the recently-opened table at the Grosvenor Casino in Reading (Reading is local to me) to play cash games. I have been playing 1/2 NLHE at The Empire and 50p/1 NLHE at The Grosvenor and since mid-October have made just under 3000 profit.

    This is amusingly close to being an amount I could live off, as it's all tax-free in the UK, but I really ought to get a proper job in the New Year :)

    I still think my ROI would be better at tourneys in the long term, but sitting for 3/4/5 hours and still not cashing is very depressing.

    I hardly play online at all. I would be interested in any maths anyone has done on how many hours you have to play (and at what level) on PokerStars to attain various VIP levels, and hence attain the cash bonuses that are available. I recently spoke to someone who makes 1 or 2 of the $4000 Supernova cash bonuses every single month!

    In the words of the UK program 'Top Gear', "how hard can it be?".
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    Default slow progress and paying for lessons

    I started playing poker on February 23, 2009 at a $2/$4 limit holdem game. So far I am $880 in the red. I plan to play with a no loss result in 2010 and I hope to win back my $880 in 2011. I know this game takes time to learn. I play a variety of venues: on-line sit and goes, dealer's choice home games, monthly two table tourneys with buddies, low limit ring games at the card club, and online tourneys. My other goal besides winning is to keep life and poker in perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harald Zone View Post
    My other goal besides winning is to keep life and poker in perspective.
    An admirable goal, Harald ... good for you
    To the true gambler, money is never an end in itself, but simply a tool; as language is to thought.

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    According to the various tracker sites and my spreadsheet, my ROI is floating at 248% for both cash and tourneys. I would have to say I am very pleased with the few months that I have played.

    My plans for 2010 are to reinvest some of the profits into lessons. Hopefully all goes well an I can post the same ROI for next year.

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    Dave (or anyone else interested),

    Take a look at this site: FPP PRO.com -- Home to an Explanation of Pokerstars' VIP Program (Rakeback)

    They seem to know anything you want to know about the Stars VIP program and what you can get out of it. A quick guide to achieving the various levels:

    Silver: play $240 of rake in a month
    Gold: $600/month
    Platinum: $1500/month

    Earning Supernova and SN Elite is a yearly thing, but the effective rakeback for those levels are astounding.

    Just an idea, if you decided to grind $25+2 45-man SNGs, you'd have to play 750 of them in a month (about 25 a day) to make Platinum.
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