As a ten year industry pro then I know more than most just how difficult learning to beat online poker can be and the poker rules for doing this so to speak. I suffered the same problems for years until I found out a few things about myself. The first was that I wasn’t a natural poker player and never would be. The second was that I would be far happier if I played for just a few hours per week than if I tried and played full time and the third was if I stopped trying to be a high stakes player or even a middle stakes player.
It is far easier trying to extract $15,000 per year from poker than it is to try and extract $100,000 per year. One can be achieved with very little fuss and can be made extracting money from a recreational environment. The other however is probably more in line with someone that is beating NL400 or more at a good clip and that means a top pro within a much tougher environment. Unfortunately there are not many top pro’s around and a lot of what makes a top pro a “top pro” isn’t easy to replicate.
Just keeping to the simple basics of beating online poker will get you a long way. These are to stick to relatively low levels and by that I mean no more than NL50 if you happen to be playing NLHE. The minute you try getting greedy then this is the time when you come up against better players. The second is to get as much external financial help that you can. This means rakeback, poker sign up bonuses and all of the rest of it.
Then you play as many tables as you can handle with a simplified style of play and simply look to cream money from the fish. I was playing games only yesterday with $20 buy-ins where players were terrible on the whole and I could have had an edge in any game that I sat down in without having to game select. Any simple system by sheer definition is not only easier to operate but it also stands much less chance of breaking down.