re: Poker & How can you control your rebuys? even after you win big.
So, for example for myself I've identified that I am a winning player at the $100-$200 live tourney range. I am a break even player at the $300-$500 range and I am a losing player at the $1,000+ range. ouch! it hurts to admit it outloud but the numbers don't lie.
So what to do?
well, focus on playing more $100-200 games. I'm playing some $300-500 games for practice when the opportunity arises and re-working the fundamentals of my game. And I'm not really going to play any more $1,000+ events for a while until I start beating the $500 games.
But wait...there's more. I don't play poker for a living, I play poker for fun and so I'll allow a caveat that if I make enough profit during the year I can allow myself 1 WSOP
bracelet event no higher than $1,500 as a "treat" not because I think it is a winning poker decision, but because it is something that I really want to do so I look at it as an entertainment or "vacation" budget. It still comes out of my poker bankroll, but I'm not using strict bankroll management principles and I'm ok with that. I'm not deluding myself, I'm making a choice for other reasons that earning money.
So understand your motivations and goals and then make a plan accordingly.