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    I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    Yeah, I basically just wanted to brag about it. :-*

    Friday night after class I got the urge to play poker so I called my friend Jeff to see if the usual Friday night game was going on.
    Due to the holiday weekend and the fact I live in Alaska, a lot of players were headed out of town to go fishing and what not.

    I had sworn off internet poker after taking several suspicious beat downs, but the itch would not go away.
    I put 80 bucks on and joined a 45 person tournament with a $26 buy in.
    About 4 hours later I raked in the last of the virtual chips and earned myself $410 in real money for my victory.

    Being a dumbass, I figured I should play the rush and promptly lost about 200 bucks in tournament buy-ins and cash-games.
    I clicked off the computer and went to bed angry, until I realized I was still up about $200 and I should be happy.

    On Sunday I figured I'd join another tournament, this time with 306 players in it.
    I hung around until I was in the money, and then tried to last as long as I could to make more $$$.
    Next thing I know I'm at the final table.
    I get down to heads-up play (one-on-one, in case you don't know the poker lingo), and have 200,000 in chips to 700,000 held by my opponent.
    I fought back like Rocky and took home the first place prize again...this time almost $1800

    Today I woke up primed to play again.
    I figured I was having some luck with the 26 dollar tournaments, so I joined another one.
    This time there were about 1200 players.
    After about 6 hours of playing cards, I end up at the final table with the chip lead.
    We get down to about 5 players and I take a bad beat (10-10 against A-4), but manage to hold on for 3rd place.
    That netted me a little over 2300 bucks!
    If my hand had held up I would have had a massive chip lead, and probably would have won the $5000 first prize. :'(

    All in all I'd have to say I had a very productive weekend.

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    I was wondering if we had any other online players here and if they had any cool stories or if they wanted to play in some tournaments sometime.
    Rock out with your cock out!!!

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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    When are you getting Webby his purple "Pope-Mobile" for away games?
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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    I don't gamble but congrats. Did you actually make money or have you lost more in the past?
    :P

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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I don't gamble but congrats. Did you actually make money or have you lost more in the past?
    :P
    I was gonna ask the same thing... A friend of mine has lost nearly 10k in vegas (keeps track of wins and losses in a notebook). He put in 200 this weekend and won 6k... he is ecstatic until tell him.. well you are only 4k in the hole now

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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    Oh by the way... he dumped that 6k right back into the casino. came away with zip

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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    Congrats! Don't blow all of it ... and learn how to do well at the 3/6-18/36 limit tables. Ring games are actually were the most money is if you want to do this full time or anything like that.
    I was a bigtime player a couple of years ago. I cleared around $8,000 in 2004 (including a tourney victory worth $2,300). In 2005 I played ALOT more to see if I could "make the jump" and only cleared around $2,300 for the year. In 2006 I started well, but had to cash out to take care of things and have only played off and on since. For 06 I finished up about $750 and in 07 I had my first negative year ... losing $43 for the year.
    Thus far in 08 I am up $121 ... but my days of playing 5/10 and 3/6 limit tables are long gone as my time is spent with my 14-month old daughter wife of two years.
    But I get the itch every now and then ... and one day I will probably make a $1,000 deposit and jump back in full force.

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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend
    But how much have you lost in total on your previous "beat-downs"?

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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I don't gamble but congrats. Did you actually make money or have you lost more in the past?
    :P
    Good question.
    The first time I played online I cashed out about $3500 after only depositing $200.
    I did dump probably about 2000 of that back into it over the course of several years.
    I was curious as to how I was really doing, so I set up a whiteboard to keep track, figured I'd start at even since I wasn't sure how much I was really up.
    But that got erased when I was up about $200.

    If I had to guess, overall I'm probably up like $1500 online and about $2000 in the live games.
    Not exactly enough to live off of, but it makes a fun hobby if you don't play above your limits.

    P.S.
    I already lost $500 of my winnings, so I'm going to cash out most of it and start over at the lower limits. :P
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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    But don't you have to pay some taxes with that?
    Cutting it to $2000?!
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    Re: I won over $4000 playing internet poker this weekend

    "JPPT1974" wrote:
    But don't you have to pay some taxes with that?
    Cutting it to $2000?!
    The tax issue with poker winnings is really tough. Many accountants claim that NONE of it can be taxed because it is not "income" it is "winnings." Others say that you can count all your "losses" against it as well. I never paid a dime of taxes on any of my winnings ... and I have a personal friend that is a major corporation accountant that told me it is not an issue.
    Not exactly sure with the ones making millions ... but I do think there are ways around paying taxes on it as long as it is not a large amount (talking $20K +).

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