Originally Posted by CardConnoisseur
I went off my bankroll management after tilting severely on MULTIPLE huge bad beats in a heads up SnG. Now, I had managed to make 1 million play money and sell it for 5 dollars, and slowly grinded those 5 dollars up to 19 dollars and 40 cents. After losing this SnG of 2 dollars (sure, maybe it's a bit over my bankroll, but the rake is same as rake for 1 dollar SnG, so it's wiser to play the 2 dollar one), I lost it. I was at 2500 chips vs his 500 chips for a good 10 minutes (he just kept lucking out and I kept grinding to keep him there). Then he gets 4 huge bad beats on me and knocks me out. I felt so horrible, I went to play heads up razz on the 1$-2$ (I would need a bankroll of 600 dollars to play that limit). Well, I had one buyin for it, although granted I'm quite good at heads up razz, and i'd say have a good shot of beating out of the average population who plays this limit maybe 90% of them, it's still way over my bankroll. I found one guy who'm I took 48 dollars off of, and when he left, I realised what a moron I was being for tilting out and going off my bankroll, and that's about it. How do you guys prevent from losing your minds and playing above your bankroll when some donk just gets lucky AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and a fourth time, AGAIN? Sure, I'm happy that I got up to 65 bucks, will make losing it much harder, but IM PISSED at myself for tilting out in the first place and risking my bankroll on stupidity.
Here is how I handled a very similar situation. I am not prone to tilt badly (at least this is my delusion), but I know, deep in my heart that the micro games are the worst tilt inducing games that exist.
So what I did was set myself up a reward system. Goes like this;
Play the $2 sng's and when I cash I take a goodly chunk of that and play a game over my BRM guidlines. As expected the higher buy-in games provide a much saner game, and I have tended to do fairly well at them. I don't jump up every time, but a couple of bigger better games a week has been good to me.
My basic BRM, and bankroll are still in tact, and I don't induce self guilt.
I only slightly panic when any bankroll (1 br's per site) gets near my initial deposit. Then I hunker down and do the grind and so far have not busted anywhere. I can see how I could have, and perhaps I withdrew too much from UB (leaving me dangerously short there) but you'll even notice there that the operable word is 'withdrew'.
Moral of my suggestion is that the grind is ugly NECESSARY work, and the occasional reward is justified. (IMO)