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By: baud2death @ 02:59 (EDT) / 352 / Comment ( 0 )

So you just put your last $10 deposit in... it lasted you a good while but at the end of it, it is gone and you are stuck.

You can play some freerolls and try and eek out a 5c cash here and there but ultimately, its a reload or you are out.



I bust recently.

I played bad... no ifs or buts, i played over stake and threw good money after bad burning through a $60 roll.

I was ready to give up on Poker for awhile... but things improved!


I won 85th in the Big Bang, adding $15 or so to my bankroll

I then got a backer who is supporting me and staking me in some games, in the space of a few days we have grown a bankroll of about $100. I will continue working with him and growing the bankroll as I go, where once I am ready to finish the stake, I will walk away with 50%.

We even played the Sunday Storm and I cashed 8000 or so out of 110,000 for a nice $35 small cash, would have been nicer if bigger but nothing I can do about that as played well.


I wanted to write this to show that it isn't always the end.

If you feel you tilted... recognize that, put some things in to fix it and pick yourself up!


My tilt was playing cash games.

I did well, I was on repeated upswings but then also got the downswings. I prefer to play tournaments because your money is dead, frozen in place. Your hourly rate might not be as high as cash games but you aren't at risk for a large amount of cash on one hand. If you make a mistake or get unlucky, you lose a small buyin and move on.

So for me, my change that I need to make is to suspend playing cash games until I can improve my roll, then take some steps to play better or play at MASSIVE variance, such as x200+

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