I feel really stupid about a tourney i played on PS yesterday and wanted to share the story. I am going to list the events so its easier to follow
1. I had 155 bucks on my PS account and wanted to play a bigger than usual tourney 2. Bought into 55+R tourney (on the 35th minute) with a 45 minute re-buy and add-on period 3. Started with 1500 in chips, on minute 44 i had about 7K 4. I loose about 6.5K with top 2 on the flop to a straight, it happens, im not complaining about that 5.Since i didn't want to rebuy i go all-in on the last hand before the add-on break and I loose 6. Like an idiot i misclick rebuy instead of leave tourney 7. Now the add-on period started and i have 1500 in chips, even though i could have folded the last hand and add-on 3000 for 50 bucks 8. I decide that 1500 is a waste of money to play with when the average stack is over 7k 9. At this point i have 51 dollars left on my account, just enough to add-on 3000, I figured its all or nothing on this tourney, so i made the decision to add-on 10. I click the cashier and click the first button, OK to confirm 11. I see I only have 3000 in chips and not 4500 12. Turns out the add-on period did not start yet because not all hands were finished, so I just re-bought a second time and wasted all my money \ 13. Now i have 3k in chips, and I am in place 104 out of 111 14. Nothing to do but give it my best and try to cash, 18th place gets 450 dollars, not too shabby 15. I play well and build and my stack to over 30K 16. 20 people remain and blinds are 1.5/3K 17. I raise to 7K from the button with AQ, BB calls, nothing for me on the flop 18. I do a continuation bet of 10.5K, get raised all-in and I FOLD 19. No I have less than 15K and 19 people remain 20. A pass on some garbage hands and blinds eat half my stack. 21. On the button I go all-in with AQ again keeping in mind that I have 7K and the next smallest stack is 17K, same BB calls me with 93 off. 22. Obviously he wins 23. I've lost bigger amounts of money before but I dont think I ever got this angry, scared the crap out of my girlfriend by dropping F bombs at the top of my lungs.
Its ok though, sh*t happens, I am going to take a couple of days off and play some EPT GrandFinal qualifiers on Sunday, hope I do better
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
I have to say my heart goes out to you. Online is so easy to hit the wrong button. I did it the other night, but my loss was merely 20k in chips that I should have won when I hit the fold button by mistake.
Part of me wishes I had the courage to expand my Bank Roll Management to spend a little more to win (or lose) a little more. Some might say that is wise!
As for rebuys...... I did a similar thing when the re buy period was still running but it only cost me a few points rather than $100.
Anyway....MAJOR mistakes make you sicker than minor ones and yours was MAJOR.
Good look in the EPT qualifiers. Watch out for low flying 93os's.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
Personally anyone can do what they choose with their money / BR, but I can't stand playing in Re- buys due to the reckless and ridiculous players I've came across. There's always someone who will go All-in constantly, Re-Buy and keep playing with this crazy technique until they hit a couple times in a row to double or triple up. It's a waste money in my eyes, but like I said to each their own.
Also, to play such a high buy-in doesn't seem practical, but if you would win it'd be great.
Joined: Jan '10
Age: 53 (M)
His real Bankroll at the his REAL BANK, he said. That's make sense for me, not make sense if player keep his/her account with more than $ 1000 at poker site !! even thousand or million like they play high stake ? Is that real ? on line gaming is possible close/shutdown suddenly .
When you had 30K, you already repair your fault for me. The next is ....yeah ....poker..
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
so if you are saying that your bankroll is actually bigger than the mentioned 155, i guess all this yapping about bankroll management makes no sense. so what are you trying to say? i personally do not spot any small mistakes...you just gave it a go, got burned by a few con flips/ or just unlucky situations at the wrong time...that's just poker imo....good luck with the sat....
Joined: Aug '11
Age: 31 (M)
Damn what did you had in your mind =( Anyways after the rebuy mistake if i was you with a 20k+ stack i would just sit quiet and wait for the 450$ with was already a win compared to losing all the money on a bankroll mistake.
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
unlucky buddy. couldv been an entirely different story if you had of just used your 'one time' lol. no but seriously, i totally know why you took that shot. i often get the urge to play bigger than i should. the grind just sometimes gets a bit tedious. i hope you do better on your next shot. good luck