Up by $400+ in 3weeks, Down $200+ in 1 week.

    • izzo510
      Joined: 18.02.2011 Posts: 17
      I've been doing well for the first 3 weeks of May. From $24, I managed to increase by bankroll to $400+ in just three weeks just by playing STT 6max SNG. Since last week, I've been experiencing an extremely bad downsing, in just 1 week I lost $200+. Surely, because of tilting, I tried larger buy-ins, won some, lost more.. then told to myself to stick with the gameplan and only go for micro buyins, but then I keep losing 3 or more times in a row or keep finishing 2nd. Then I'd do the bad thing again by trying larger buy-ins. It really got frustrating.. I haven't change any of my strategy since day 1 but I kept wondering why I've been on a losing streak. From 34 ROI, it fell to just .91.. really depressing.

      Then, late this evening, I received this email from Pokerstars:


      PokerStars has become aware of accounts who have violated our Terms of Service, to the potential detriment of other players. You played against these accounts and as a result you may have been adversely affected.

      In a case such as this it is our policy to confiscate the balances of the offenders and for PokerStars to add funds where appropriate. This compensation pool is then distributed to players potentially affected in as fair a way as possible.

      To confirm your credit, please log onto your PokerStars account, go to the 'Cashier' screen and click the 'History' button. Your share will be shown as "ADMIN CREDIT", followed by the amount of the credit.

      The integrity of the games at PokerStars is of paramount importance and appropriate action will always be taken when players operate outside the Terms of Service. PokerStars works hard to police the games in order to proactively prevent such instances. However, in cases where it is discovered that rules breaches have occurred, the aim is to ensure that any players affected are compensated appropriately.

      We regret that we will be unable to answer questions as to how your specific credit amount was calculated. Likewise, we are not at liberty to identify the specific games or players in question. Suffice to say that the offenders have been barred from the site and you will not encounter them again.

      Thank you for your continued play at PokerStars. Please let us know if we can help you with any further issues or questions.

      Kind regards,

      Fred E
      PokerStars Game Security
      So I checked my account after reading this.. and it showed that $78 was credited back to my account. It felt good and bad at the same time. Good because I recovered huge loses, Bad because this incident has forced me to go crazy and doubt myself, went for crazy buy-ins and stuff. I know, part of it is still my fault but if only this hasn't happened. I might've been on a huge upswing up to this date.. "MIGHT"


      Well, I just wanted to share this. thanks! ;)
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