Originally Posted by whowantwhat
Had nothing and won $29 winning first in a cc freeroll
Lost it all not too long later
Like a month after my first win I won another 18 placing 2nd place
Lost it all within the week
So I'm placing pretty high on the cc freerolls so I can play decent
But im losing it all so quickly when I play out in the real world
Is there a big difference in skill? Is it just the bigger field? were the wins just flukes? I feel like I'm wasting my chances to build my bankroll from nothing because the free $57 cc blessed me with is gone within a week
The "right" thing to do is to keep your buy-ins at bankroll/100. This will allow enough "tries" for you to overcome bad beats and variance (i.e. if you follow this rule and still lose your bankroll there is a good chance it is not just a bad beat or variance that is working against you: you are probably not playing optimally)
On the other hand, you may not psychologically equate the freerolls with the real money
games: this is to say, you play differently when real money is at stake. When real money is on the line, clear cut decisions may not be as clear cut anymore. If this is the case then it is something you really need to work on; it is a symptom of the same mental block where players find it difficult to move up to higher stakes (i.e. they can beat $5.50 tourney level but when they go any higher they always lose their bankroll).
Now my suggestion would mean that in your case you should have been playing 28 cent buy-in tourneys (these don't exist in the USA, as far as I know). SO clearly, it is up to you whether or not you save until you have a bankroll of $110.00 (so you can play the $1.10 tourneys) or if you just take a chance with higher buy-in tourneys.....if you do the latter, you'll lose your bankroll more quickly of course (this is what has happened to you, in fact).