Originally Posted by BluffMeAllIn
Hey curly, I will start by saying a big "YES", this is an obstacle I too am trying to overcome is thinking about previous losses and trying to get them back as quick as I can. Always put me further in the hole however.
Unfortunately sometimes it is very difficult to get previous loses out of your head when playing, and it keeps you from being able to play your A game when playing on scared money. Let me just say, if you have only come close to loosing 100$ playing poker online you are doing much better than I ever did.
I stepped into playing poker way to early and without much to any knowledge, played a live home tourny to learn the game and then stepped into a deposit online. As much as I love playing to game I honestly which I had thought harder about what I was doing and actually do some further research and studying on poker before jumping in.
Needless to say, there were many other deposits that followed. Also there were a number of times when having made a deposit and running it up that would always keep thinking about how much I was down and so would continue to play trying to get it all back, instead should have cashed out a chunk of it so that would have been making some progress on the amount I was down.
All I can say is that right now I am finally focusing more on my game and improving, rather than getting back the money I have lost (obviously that is still in the back of my head, but try not to think about it). It is gone unfortunately and if thinking about it is affecting my game then need to work on that obviously just like any other part of your game.
I would certainly suggest you play the micro stt sng's and play as solid as you can, don't think about what you have lost but just focus on the prize in the game and playing your A game. Definitely make a run at getting that 3$ back up if you can before looking at depositing further, but that is just my opinion unless of course making a deposit is not a big issue and it will allow you to focus better having a br to manage then perhaps that would be the best decision you could make. Perhaps you should see if you can play a stt with the 5.50 coupon?
All the best on the journy, its not the easiest for sure but just think of the money lost as just that lost, and focus on improving the game as the $$ will come back eventually if you can turn your game around to be winning.
Thank You for the advice, and I apologize for posting this in the wrong place as I see it got moved. Although making another deposit certainly won't break me or anything, I agree with you and will follow your advice. I feel like simply making another deposit will not solve this problem I have, in fact, if I can turn this tiny bankroll into something useful it will do wonders for my confidence and make me a more skilled player.
The first time I had to reload my bankroll was way back when Pokerstars
was still running for real money
games for U.S. players like myself and I didn't let my roll even get this low, it worked for awhile, but ultimately here I am on the verge of going bust. Since those days, obviously a lot has changed and so has the player pool, especially for the U.S. players, so hopefully I can adjust my game and focus more on my play and less on the money end of it. I also realize players have lost a ton more money then I have playing poker, so I really shouldn't focus on the losses so much.