$1250 on Full Tilt. All from "free money", never deposited a cent of my own.
I had just consolidated my bankrolls from freerolls on other sites to make a first deposit at FT and take advantage of first-deposit bonus concurrent with Iron Man mid-year bonus to the tune of about 70%+ rakeback for 2 months.
I think I'm probably not the only one who was gearing up for the Iron Man mid-year bonus.
I still have some small bankrolls on other sites I can still play at, but the motivation to grind at 2nl and on what I consider vastly inferior software has been extremely lacking.
TBH, I've kind of been enjoying my little break from poker as I've now had the time to revisit some hobbies/projects which I had kind of forgotten about in my pursuit of grinding out $5k+ poker winnings from nothing in 2011.
Whether or not the $1250 disappears completely or not is kind of immaterial to me. Sure, I definitely have uses for the $1250, but to be honest my long term plan never considered using any of my poker bankroll until it hit the $5k mark anyways.
The thing that strikes me more about all this is the effect it has had on my desire to play poker... which is basically nil at this moment in time.
One other thing to consider for people not in the USA and with funds locked up on poker sites
: The USD is falling against almost all worldwide currencies. We're all losing a lot of additional money due to the devaluation of the dollar, which is happening every single day.
Against the yen, by the time my USD is freed up it will probably be worth about 25% less in actual value due to USD devaluation and increasing yen strength.