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  16-Jan-14, 13:00   #1
A ''Strange'' 2014 Start 0 
Joined: Oct '13
Location: Germany
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 4
(Sorry for my REALLY BAD english i will try to be better at my language skill xD)
Hello there,
As all you know when you got 0,01 Dollars @ Pokerstars and don't want to re-deposit again , then you got 1 and 1 only option.FREEROLLS.
After my 100K reload and 1 free month entries for the 100K Privilege and i try to build with a tight strategy a short roll from small winnings (like 80h place or 50h) for playing after some microstackes sit n go's.
And it was not a bad idea.
After 2 weeks of ''fighting'' against those ''maniac freerollers'' i collect 3 dollars and start to play at 0,25$ and 0,50$ sit n go multitables (90 or 180 fields).
Result? 10 dollars level up for my Roll Smile
The next steps was not different.Not skiping the buy-in levels and i was one click before the 20$ level.


I register at a 0,55$ Cap MTT and set as a goal the first place(46$) or just going deep.
And so i did.Playing solid and tight the bubble was an easy job.One step before the final table and as a chip leader i play tricky.And a calling station destroy my plans.THAT WAS SO TILTY.And the result was destroying my bankroll in JUST 2 SNAP BUY INS.(Heads up 7$)

I feel really bad.And know if will have again the discipline to be serius at my game....

  16-Jan-14, 13:18   #2
Joined: Oct '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 175
The best thing about mistakes, the opportunity to learn from them. Make sure you learn from this Smile

In future, any feeling of tilt, close the poker site down and do something else.

  16-Jan-14, 13:22   #3
Joined: Oct '13
Location: Germany
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 4
True Story.I will try my best Smile Thank you for the tipp Smile

  16-Jan-14, 13:47   #4

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 35 (M)
Posts: 6085
If you really didnt skip buy-in levels, then make sure you stay and learn enough below to that level that you can afford.
Sometimes its not a bad thing to wait much longer to step up, because your roll wont get destroyed and you will able to experience ups and downs on a smaller scale - therefore learn from it with a better price tag.
And catching a LAG player before bubble or the final table it seems to me very common problem in this site, so my advice is that try to rotate your starting range much more during different levels of the toureys making it harder 4 your opponents to have a successful read on you.

  16-Jan-14, 13:57   #5
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 2688
You should have call a quit when you double your roll and withdraw and take a more disciplined approach to keep the money you won. It could just be variance is on your side and the wheel is staring to turn.

Anyway good luck!

  16-Jan-14, 20:04   #6
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 6668
Discipline is probably one of the two most important rules of poker for sure, as you have seen for yourself if you do not respect bankroll management you go busto pretty quick.

It can be pretty frustrating until you make enough buy ins for the next limit but there is no shortcut to it.

  17-Jan-14, 12:29   #7
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 7199
This is a very common occurance to many poker players and you just have to learn from your mistakes and try not to do the same things again. It seems like you started really well and a couple of bad decisions shouldnt put you off from doing this

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