Ten days ago I opened a poker account. Since beginning with an initial stake of $25, I have increased its value to $61.61 ($36.61 in gains or a ~146% profit). I feel that my game has improved dramatically over the last week and a half, although it isn't so hard to improve when you have so much to learn.
After losing a micro account and basically busting another micro account, I have managed to slowly build a nano account ~26.5% and another micro account ~6.3%. I have yet to recoup the two previous losses, but feel I am on my way to understanding the markets well enough to eventually do so.
I'll be writing more over the weekend. Take care, and play safe!