How i got creative after losing all my Pokerstars bankroll.
at the start of January, as i said in my previous post, i deposited $40 and was trying to get it up to $1k. i got up to $400, then managed to lose it all in the last 2 weeks, as i was having no deep runs in tourny's whatsoever.
i literally had NOTHING left in my Ps account, spent all my almost 2k fpp's on Bigger $11 and Sunday Storm yesterday. So today i went on to my Full Tilt account and used the points i had earned on that- almost 2k too- to buy sng tickets. I came 3rd in a £2 odd tourny, for around $3.50 and then transferred that to my PS account- i wanted to try build a br from nothing as i could easily deposit again but that would not teach me a lesson OR improve my game.
So anyway, i played in some $0.10 sng's etc. with big fields of 360, made one final table but came 9th or something. i played in the Hotter $0.55 and ended up losing that small amount of money there.
So then i googled free Online Poker money, basically, as a sign up bonus. I noticed that 888 poker
said they gave you £12 free- $20 to me and you in poker money, although i am ofcourse Scottish. $2 was earmarked for a cash ring game of your choice. I started off quite badly and was down to around $1.50, i raised and was re-raised by the guy on the button who was very, very aggressive. so i shoved with my 6's. He shows Aces. First card- a 6.
This was strange for me, as most people on a downswing will know, it is never expected that you actually get lucky in a hand, you are just worried that your 60% favourite hand wins. I then won a flip with 9's v AKs, and left with $7 odd when i was called upon for my tea.
888, provides the rest of your free br as tournament tickets- 1x $7, 3x $3 and 2x $1 tickets, as well as several freeroll tickets. I played the $7 one first as it was on first, quadrupled my stack, then lost to some idiot who called two all ins with A 7s. I raged at him for a min then went off.
I decided to give it another go and signed up for the freeroll and a $1 tournament. Both started off well, then i lost a flip in the freeroll with 7's v Ak, i think, and was out. So i was now mighty one tabling the $1.
My first aim was to get itm. 144 places paid of orignal 1018 field. I was on under half of the average stack when the bubble burst. i kept on plugging away, was under average until the final two tables. I had to really grind to make it there. I then went on a mini rush and ko'd the ft bubble boy and was in 4th heading into ft.
This is getting long but basically i got into heads up, albeit massive shortstack, and lost 1st hand with Q6s to 65o as he hit trips.
I banked $127 and my br from nothing is over $130 on that site.
Basically i just wrote this if anybody else is on a downswing and maybe it is a good idea to switch sites, anybody agree? For a bit. I ran good and played well. And my confidence is once again restored. Happy days!