Let me get this straight, you don't ever tip?

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I've been playing poker since I was twelve off and on. Recently, I jumped back into the game. I started with a $20 bankroll at a home game, and put the $100 I won on pokerstars. With no BRM what-so-ever, I quickly lost it playing $15 sng's and $5 tournaments. 

 

I hit the books and swore I'd never make that mistake again. I bought Will Tipton's book and began working through it, I scoured the web for resources and spent long nights studying and developing a strategy. I applied what I learned at the same home game and started to gain some confidence. About two months ago, I put $40 on 888poker and almost exclusively played HSNG's. At 100 games in I have a 13% roi at the $1 level. The skills I learned playing heads up made me much better playing live. I played 3 local tournaments in a row and placed in the top 3 each time, adding $600 to my bankroll. 

 

My question is - where do I go next? I would like to invest my $600 into getting better at the game, rather than jumping up stakes right away. Any feedback would be appreciated. I know the player pool is much more difficult online, so I'd like to continue climbing the lower stakes until I get better. I have no problem putting the hours in.

 

About me: I am a web designer currently employed as the marketing director at a development firm. Poker has quickly taken up all of my time outside of work.

 

Ultimate goal: Make a living from freelance web design and online poker grinding. 

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Hi! Great to read you're

Hi!

Great to read you're looking to focus on getting better. I am in a very similar situation myself right now. Have you read the merseanary ebook yet? As good as it gets when it comes to free resources.

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I'd definitely recommend some

I'd definitely recommend some coaching with PBogz.

http://www.husng.com/content/coach-profile-pbogz

But I'd also caution you that you only told us a very, very small sample size. Even to determine if you're a winning player at all needs at least 1000 games at a given stake level. Nice to run hot though!

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Hey guys, haven't checked

Hey guys, haven't checked this thread in a while!

I've been studying with some higher stakes players that I met through this site that have helped a ton. I have played an average of 10 turbu husng's / day since I made this thread and things are slowly on the up and up. Over 990 total games at the 1's, 3's, and 5's I currently have an ROI of 2.89% and am working hard to get it steadily around 7%. I have been very busy with other freelance work and haven't had as much time as I'd like for poker.

I'll continue to update this thread from time to time and feel free to msg me if you'd like to study.