Originally Posted by SpookMBluffwell
I will never go the freeroll way to start a bankroll. I understand why players go that route, but I rather not spend the time grinding that.
I have only deposited when I created a new account when I started at a poker room and fortunately never had to re-deposit.
When I did make the initial deposit, I made sure to use good BRM and play beatable games such as sngs.
I agree. I actually already did it once, on both pokerstars
and fulltilt pre black friday.
I got my fulltilt account up to $14 and my pokerstars up to about $11. it was a lot of hard work, and other than the experience, totally NOT worth it.
I'm a person who spends $25 a week on coffee...so yeah....I'm not gonna ever do that again. it took me literally MONTHS of grinding freerolls to do it...and I have pretty decent skills but the variance is so high and the fields are so huge...out of a 6,000 person field even if you're a top 2% in skills you have to win SOOOO many flips, avoid soooo many suckouts, deliver soooo many bad beats. win when you get it in good, win when you get it in bad... invest 4 or 5 or more hours just to win somewhere between $1 and maybe $15 if you're super lucky. It's like winning the main event, except it's full of donkeys. EXHAUSTING (I have a job so this was a few hours a week invested).
Nowadays I deposit my $200 or so on a site when I'm new and clear my bonus. Work my way up till I've doubled my money, withdraw my initial deposit and then never deposit again. This has been working like a charm for years. Still never "spend" any money on the site, though I do initially "risk" something.