Ever gone on one of the worst run of cards you can remember and check your account balance to realize the sick truth of your losses? When I first started playing online poker I would buyin for $50 and losing it was such a huge loss to me, then I bought in for $100 and on, etc, etc. Usually I would play for a few days and find myself slipping, from $100 to $70 to $40 to $15 and I would start to freak out. I had lost over 80% of my bankroll, I’m screwed! What usually followed was a loose buyin for the remainder of my money in an attempt to get it all back at once, but now I have a new strategy.
The way I play online poker is usually keeping my bankroll comfortable, usually around $200-$500. Whenever I get above that I like to cash out $200 and get it in the bank. I’m very big on making sure my profit gets into the bank account. The money I have online that is above my buyin may be profit, but I don’t think of it as profit until it is secure in my checking account. That money can be gone in one day if I hit a really cold streak. Anyway, recently I went on one of those cold streaks. I’ve been having a good quarter and kept my bankroll around $350. I had just cashed out $200 and my online account was down to $150, a little low for my liking, but all I had to do was win a few tournaments or make some money at the ring tables to get right back up when I hit my cold streak. In one day I was down to $9. I almost freaked when I remembered all those records I used to keep for heads up sit-n-gos. I hadn’t played any in a long time but I looked back at my stats and I was 45% in the money (1st place) in both the $5 and $10 heads up SNGs, so I decided that was a great place to start. visitez le site