Joined: Feb '10
Age: 44 (M)
In the month May I lost 75 % of my bankroll on tilt, I was stubborn to use bankroll management, I read dozens articles about the topic, but I must change my attitude towards tilt and BRM and train myself in self discipline, otherwise this will happen to me again and again and agian, I mean losing a big chunk of my bankroll.
Joined: May '09
Age: 34 (M)
atleast you managed to save 50% of your bankroll. now maybe you should take a small break and try to improve your game, maybe work on some anti tilt strategies. still not end of the world, gl hope you can build back
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 32 (M)
Ouch! As posted above you should take the good part at least: you still have 50% of your bankroll still left in your poker account. I strongly advice to read the bankroll management strategy again, many people say that bankrollmob management only is about for you to know on what limit your should play at, i mean for no llimit texas holdem you need to have around 30 buy ins and for pot limit omaha around 50 buy ins considering the variance is a lot bigger compared to no limit holdem. The second important rule is that on a session you should allow a max limit of buy ins you can lose, it has to be max 3 buy ins, for me personally it's just 1,5 or 2 buy ins. If you strictly apply this rule you'll be a winning poker player. Also after you lose 2 or 3 buy ins take a break and study a bit more or watch instructional videos, they really help! Good luck, hope you'll be able to boost your bankroll again!
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 52 (M)
Has probably happened to everybody on this forum, sucks royally. Take a breather and reflect on your game and what you can do differently. On my blog ten days ago I wrote about how I had killed my bankroll, and was thinking about quitting poker altogether. I started grinding the next day, devoted to bringing my best to the table, and started going up. By the time the week was over I was back up above where I had finished before the downturn. GL!
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
Posted by Emanuel_Sch: 50% is better than entirely
Honestly - this is a good thing.. For the first - oh.. say two years .. of playing poker I would ALWAYS drop 100% of my roll every few weeks on tilt/drunk/tired/etc
These days - I still suffer much the same, what can I say - I'm a degenerate person, I really am. However - these days I generally stop at around 50% or 25% of my bankroll - gives me something to build back from without redepositing which is a big thing.
Bankroll management for many (and certainly for me) is probably the hardest thing to get a hold of, aside from the constant learning and keeping up with poker as it evolves (I still lol at all the TAGs preaching their crappy advise in the chatbox as I pwn them with 59s lol)
Joined: May '08
Age: 52 (M)
I have learned, during the four or so years I have played poker, that knowing your own mind, psyche (is that an enlish word), is just as important as knowing how to play poker. That is, knowing when to stop playing, knowing how many beers are optimal to drink, knowing when not to play at all.
Saves you a shitload of money. Just learn from the experience.
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 28 (M)
I used to be like that when I way playing underaged. I just didn't care about the money,and had no self-control when it came to poker. You just need deeper thoughts about your bankroll and bankrollmanagement itself. I didn't have any tilt shot since I turned 18 because I learned about responsibility about my money. Here is a nice math: Lets say you have a $500 Bankroll and play $5 SNGs,beating them with 10% ROI. That means you make 50 cents per SNG. If you now get on tilt and blow away $200,you will have to play 400 SNGs to regain the money you lost from your tilt.
This thinking always scares me away from tilting,it's just more work for you in the end. Sure,you can be lucky and get a nice BR boost,but if you tilted once and won then the next time you tilt won't be too far away...and one time it will go wrong Basicly it goes wrong more times than it goes right,since you're on scared money,and the players are the stakes you're tilting at usually have an edge over you.
gotta say thou on fulltilt the micro players are as bad as the freeroll players if you wanna start bankroll managment suggest building your bankroll up to the low or medium stakes. Far less "funny players".
Joined: Jan '11
Age: 29 (M)
This is the life of poker, unfortnley if u are not very pacient you tend to lose it all. But with 50% you ca rebuld our backroll good luck. I know that you herd it manny times but respect bcnkroll manegment.