How many times you lost your BR or lost at least half of it?

    • RockEye
      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 416
      I am interested how many times you pro's or semi pro's from PS lost your BR or at least lost half of it, before you learned your lesson and discipline yourself.

      I am asking because i believe, that losing bankroll or in general losing is natural process of learning poker and to become disciplined player (successful player).
      Am i right? Your opinions, please thanks.
  • 25 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I lost $20 before I joined PokerStrategy but after PokerStrategy, the $50+$100 capital is still mine :)
    • Talic
      Joined: 04.01.2008 Posts: 1,851
      I never lost more than 20% of my BR
    • CoreySteel
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      I am at 1000$. I'm not a pro nor semi-pro, but I have never lost not even a half of my BR.
      I am very disciplined player and I know when to stop playing or when to drop a limit (or two) if necessary. I think I've never lost even 1/3 of my BR.

      If you lose your BR and you see this as a step to becoming a disciplined player I guess you've learned your lesson and it's all right.
      But I think it's more likely that you will do this again :P
    • kingdippy2008
      Joined: 30.08.2008 Posts: 2,107
      Ive lost 60% before but i made it back pretty quick.
      I sorta dont have the capital anymore because FTP called me a bot, but i am allowed to withdraw my remaining money. But for what was left in there i couldnt be bothered :P
    • ovechkin91
      Joined: 09.06.2008 Posts: 201
      i lost a few free rolls ($10-$20). I came close to losing alot which forced me to become disciplined.
    • dandycal
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      I have lost as much as half of it recently, I had just moved up limits. I already recovered some of it and hope to recover the rest very soon.
    • slikec
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      I almost lost my 50$ at Party when i started but i didn't and one week later i found this site(i wish i could have Party tracked otherwise best thing i could find probably) and almost lost my starting capital to. But than i decided that i should take my self together and am making small profit each month with some downswing and bad play along they way. My problem is that i still play micro stakes so after my donkaments first 14days later on when i made some roll i think i never lost more than 10%. Now my problem is that i kinda like playing low limits and am scared playing with 50$+ on tables ;(
    • jmackenzie
      Joined: 04.06.2008 Posts: 1,240
      well I lost $5 free on stars

      Then lost $50 here

      Then lost $25 at vc poker

      Then $25 at luckyace

      Decided if i wanted to win I needed to learn

      Then freerolled my way up :)
    • viewer88
      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 5,545
      I lost about 35$ (from my original 50) before I started making a profit ^^

      edit: that's why I'm a bankroll nit since then :tongue:
    • timukasr
      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 1,820
      Lost it to $0 about 3-4 times and lost half of it about 3-4 times ^^.
    • Katavich
      Joined: 16.07.2008 Posts: 176
      In past few days I lost 10% from my 1000$ bankroll. I am still on downswing, and I am having feeling like I can't win single hand ;( . Yesterday after 100 hands I got AA, one donk went all in preflop with KK and I called. He got flush and I stopped playing yesterday :( . Today I lost vs guy who every second hand going all in, He 3beted my AQ all in and because he is loose I called. He had KQ but I lost. After 100 more hands today I couldn't win a hand, and I just quited to avoid tilting. :(
      I have a feeling like I would for the first time loose at least 25% of my BR, but I had never lost even a half of BR :D

      edit: I lost my second 50$ BR at Mansion, I didn't followed BRM :D
    • alejandrosh
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 4,346
      lost 90% of mine on stars when I started playing poker ( 20 bi for 180 man sit&go's lol ) , now I've lost 30% of my bankroll on fulltilt running very very bad.

      I lost mansion's starting capital and one on cd poker that were "gifts" , I gambled it away on blackjack + omaha4rollz :D
    • RockEye
      Joined: 12.08.2008 Posts: 416
      Well i forgot to write my own loses :)

      I've lost 50€ on Titan, before i've found PS. But then got my starting capital at Full Tilt, managed to withdraw 76$ and added 40€ (55$) and deposited on Party. Released my 134$ bonus, hit a 140$ on lottery, came to 500$ BR on Party but then i had a huge downswing landing me on 240$. Recently i've got back to 400$, but right now i am at -12BI.
      I guess discpiline isn't my middle name :D
    • Frakkk
      Joined: 06.01.2009 Posts: 93
      Very first deposit on PP $25. Worked it up to $37 and took 4 months off vacation. When I came back, I was down to about $9.
      Turns out there is an inactive account fee..:D I lost this steadily over a couple sessions. Since then I freerolled and played bonuses and I managed to bring it up to $50. I was down to about $20 and back 2 times,most recently a week ago:) Now im up to $100 thanks to some upswing and free money:D
    • justkyle88
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      I think I have deposited $30 3 times on stars and lost it twice.
      atm i'm probaly break even for stars but i was a horrible player back then.
      slowly grinding into the green.
    • Amirapuato
      Joined: 08.07.2007 Posts: 1,105
      I have twice managed to lose about the half of my $2k - $3k roll... Maybe I should multitable less... ;)
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      2 weeks ago i had $700
      then i played for 9 hours straight and lost about $300.
      Then the next day i grinded for 5 hours and lost another 200 which leaves me with $200.
      Then the next few days i just kept losing until i hit $120.
      Now i have recovered some. Slowly climbing my way back to $300 with some rapid grinding.

      could have easily saved myself $200 if i had moved down a limit during the downswing
    • vinnie8887
      Joined: 12.09.2008 Posts: 68
      when i 1st started poker i deposited $75 on ftp. i never read any books or articles, only watched wsop on youtube. i got down to $9 n worked it back up from there. ive never had to redeposit since =) .
    • mungavin
      Joined: 13.01.2008 Posts: 55
      I have lost my bankroll several times.

      Once i made 900 in one week and lost it in 1 day.

      Another time i made 600 in a week and lost it in like 2 hours.

      And a year ago with the ps 50 i made up to 1000, then went crazy on 2/4 and lost 800, only to win back 450 and finally withdraw b4 losing it all for 600.

      Several times i have taken a 5ver up to 120-200 and then blown it :)

      Now i am starting again from a freeroll win of 15 at fulltilt poker.

      Wish me luck.
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