My first deposit with another site went from $50 to 0 pretty quickly. Thankfully between rakeback,monthly bonuses and freerolls, I've scratched my bankroll back up to $60+. Hopefully I can keep that trend going. My 1st deposit bonus from here is just about to $0 now and I don't really care. I can't stand the site and have no intentions of ever putting my own money into Titan (or any more ipoker sites for that matter) EVER.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 40 (M)
Mansion was my doom. Playing FL SH, big fish on the table, one table me and 5 French, all French... Sorry, fish. (Hard to know the difference) Bad Beat, Bad Beat... Lost hundreds of big bets against sets and second pairs on the river, AA and KK cracked on multiway not dangerous boards. Tilted.
Started to do suicidal moves, like playing NL20 HU, but it ended in good recoveries. Thougt a bit and made a pause on iPoker. Both accounts I had on iPoker skins tilted me to hell.
When came back I was near my starting point, but I had to get 5000MCP or something or $50 would be taken out of my account. Started to play higher limits tham my BR allowed and tilty runs kept happening. Downswing + BR managment violations = banckrupcy.
Joined: May '08
Age: 39 (M)
I've come to the conclusion that I need to download some software to track my play, because I go broke on all my BRM bonuses(Sorry guys). When I've deposited my own money, I've usually done quite well and made a profit.
I don't see myself playing any differently or managing my bankroll differently. It sounds like a cop-out but I just feel like the cards don't go my way when I'm with BRM. It could be bad luck or maybe I'm subconsciously playing the game a bit different than when it's my own money.
Right now I'm at a complete loss and utterly baffled.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 31 (M)
From 30€ to 125 €, i was so happy... then my brother tells me : "nice, you can play higher limits now" and so i played 10€ sng's (i didnt knew bankroll management at this time). And it fastly made from 125 € to 0 €
but then on the same lobby, they gave me 5 free euros that i manage to transform in 70 € in three hours (just play 3 times 3€ sng's, with two, made two shot at 10€ 20 people sng's, and get 2nd in one of them = 70 € , i was happy ^^
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 44 (M)
In Full Tilt from 50$ of bonus to 0!!!! and all playing in low limits. Then I finish 7th in BRM freeroll and I won 7$. I have very bad bets and I can't understand why I loose all my bonus. I'll try to keep this 7$ and win some more cash.
Joined: May '08
Age: 53 (M)
I lost my FTP NPB. And deposited, and lost. That was the summer before last. I also lost the NPB at Titan, that was even earlier. But otherwise than those two, I made a profit out of them all. (Must be at least 12, most from here, but not all.)
I started out staggering, and now I play a solid game, make a profit, but not much.
Edit: I lost the Pacific poker NDP too, I just remembered. Some sort of drunken tilt play, and totally my own fault.
Joined: Apr '08
Age: 42 (M)
I guess Isildur or durrrr could tell some big stories here. Or on a more general tone, do you know of pros that have gone broke and rebuilt their bankrolls to millions. I can only think of Stu Ungar who is said to have done it quite a few times
I received $50 no deposit bonus at Full Tilt. I was doing quite good playing SnGs and then I had a deep downswing and I wanted to get the money back quickly... I started to play at higher and higher stakes and... you know what happened next... yeah, that was a tilt indeed.