Originally Posted by duggs
200nl reg goes to free rolls to rebuild discipline? i call bullshit
Perhaps treating people with a little more respect will not alienate new members trying to contribute...just a thought.
Anyways, allow me to explain.
As mentioned, I am a FORMER regular 200nl player, I was successful at that level several years ago. I pulled my money and stopped playing regularly in late 2007 to focus on school and an internship. Since that time, I have played on and off, no longer than a few months at a time, making deposits between $50-$200 on 5-6 occasions. In each of those stints, I had short term success but long term failure.
Looking back at those times, I realize I had lost a lot of BR discipline and regularly played well outside of what I should have been. I would get the itch to play 100 and 200 NLHE again but never had the BR to support swings at those levels.
Also, I realize I was very naive to think my skills were at the same level or even that the game was still the same. While my knowledge of the game and overall strategy/concepts were still there, the nuances were gone. The skills of recognizing subtlties in betting patterns and understanding the right time to switch gears...all the important skills that require continuous honing and development to stay sharp. When I look back at my time when I was successful, I give a lot of credit to the grind of building from freeroll winnings. I was developing those skills and when I had a small amount of money, I was very disciplined to stretch it out and make the most of it. It was during this time that I developed good BR mgmt. And building to 200nl was not a short process, which allowed me to develop the skills at each level building up to it.
So, for me, I think there is a lot of value in taking that approach this time around. I can begin rebuilding my skill set and develop more "respect" for my BR, which will hopefully bring back the discipline needed.