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  13-Apr-12, 17:22   #1
small mistakes lead to big dissapointments 0 
Joined: Sep '07
Location: Canada
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 83
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
Disagree \
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 Cool

  13-Apr-12, 17:46   #2

Joined: May '08
Location: Germany
Age: 51 (M)
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Playing a 55 bucks rebuy tourney with just 155 bucks at that room isn't a small mistake in my book. That was clearly gamboool. But points 21. and 22. i know sooo well. 93o, nice hand. Evil

  13-Apr-12, 17:53   #3
Joined: Sep '07
Location: Canada
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 83
Well in reality my bankroll is a bit bigger than 155, i just prefer to keep it at the bank, just in case you know.

  13-Apr-12, 18:10   #4
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 9824
Well to be honest i stopped reading the post after this part :

1. I had 155 bucks on my PS account and wanted to play a bigger than usual tourney
2. Bought into 55+R tourney

Why on earth buying with such a high buy in Smile

  14-Apr-12, 17:16   #5

Joined: May '08
Location: Netherlands
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Posts: 6197
Bankrollmanagement is overated anyway.....

  14-Apr-12, 17:33   #6
Joined: Aug '10
Location: Germany
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 1620
It´s ok to try a 55$ tourney without brm, but why die you play a rebuy? A freezeout was the better option for this risky game and there did you have the same chance like the other players.

  14-Apr-12, 18:50   #7

Joined: Feb '10
Location: Suriname
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 1189
DaCapo71 is right, better to play a freezeout than a rebuy tournament, it will not hurt your bankroll very much and sometimes it is good to try out a high buy-in tournament. Smile

  14-Apr-12, 19:04   #8
Joined: May '09
Location: Spain
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 1261
Play out of bank is not a small mistake is the biggest mistake you can do. No other one can be worst. Once you do this all the other mistakes don´t really matter.

If we want to play a big MTT we must choose one that don´t hurt our bank as like the one you chose did.

Bankroll management is the first thing we must learn.

  14-Apr-12, 20:00   #9

Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1277
And I thought my BRM was bad lol.

Major mistake, pretty obvious, you know yourself.

Sickener to lose like you did - 93off.....what the flying f**k

When did that become a good hand?

  14-Apr-12, 22:06   #10
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4762
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.

  15-Apr-12, 00:21   #11

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
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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.

  15-Apr-12, 03:35   #12
Joined: Jan '10
Location: Indonesia
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 1464
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.. Sad Sad

  15-Apr-12, 06:49   #13
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
That was one of the biggest mistakes you did, thats or sure...

I also see other players from time to time at higher limits that joins the table with their full bankroll Thumbs Down

  15-Apr-12, 16:30   #14

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8494
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....

  15-Apr-12, 19:32   #15
Joined: Aug '11
Location: Portugal
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 232
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.

  15-Apr-12, 20:04   #16

Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1635
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 Thumbs Up

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