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Lost your bankroll? 4 tips to start afresh successfully
IntroductionIn this article
- Find your mistakes
- Earn money with Tell-a-Friend or Freerolls
- Make use of bonuses
Not everyone manages to have a smooth entry into the game. Nervousness, impatience, the overestimation of one's own capabilities and occasionally just plain bad luck with one's cards can lead to one losing their bankroll. But this is not the end of the world. There are different ways to make a fresh start.
Study before trying
The most common reason that a poker player loses his or her bankroll is bad bankroll management. Making blatant mistakes in the game is often the symptom of a fundamental misunderstanding of how successful poker playing works.
As long as you have the capability to learn from your mistakes, the road will continue to be open to you.
If tilt or bad bankroll management is the reason why you lost, then study these topics carefully again. In the Strategy section you will find the recommended bankroll for your particular variant of the game. The Psychology section contains a number of articles and videos that will help you to handle the game calmly and productively.
Tricks like setting a stop loss limit or having a tilt diary can easily put you on the road to success again. What is important is that you look into the subject.
Everyone makes mistakes. Learn from them. Or, as the American author Brian Tracy once said: "It is impossible to succeed without failing".
Attract new members
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PokerStrategy.com's so-called Tell-a-Friend program was originally conceived to support aspiring players, but of course it can also be very helpful to you if you've lost your poker money.
The principle is straightforward: You tell your friends and acquaintances about PokerStrategy.com. Should they then register as a member with us and start playing poker, you will receive money from us as a gift, which can be paid into your poker account directly and used to play.
Use a payment bonus
If you've understood the strategy and are sure you can beat the game, then you can also invest your own money. But please only pay in as much as you can realistically afford.
Poker is a hobby and a game. PokerStrategy.com's top players such as kobeyard have already proven that even just $5 can be enough to start off a poker career.
When you directly get a bonus at the same time that you make a payment it will make your (poker) life easier. You pay in $50, receive another $50 gift as a bonus and then you have $100 to play poker.
Thanks to being partners with all the big online poker rooms, PokerStrategy.com can offer you bonuses, of which some even supercede the official bonuses given to "normal" players.
Starting from zero with freerolls and free poker money
Almost every online poker room offers so-called Freerolls. These are tournaments that are free to enter. The top players win a few dollars.
The road via Freerolls is a little more challenging and time-consuming, but there is enough evidence to prove that it works.
You can usually win a few dollars, if you can work up to the top ranks. Once you've managed to do that a few times, you will have a big enough bankroll to have a second try using Pokerstrategy.com's beginner's strategies.
From time to time some poker rooms also offer free poker money for trying out their games. The offers range from $7 up to $20. Our free poker page keeps you updated about the latest freerolls and free poker money offers:
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A real poker player always ends up broke and losing their entire bankroll at least once in their lives. That's what the poker experts say anyhow, and it actually applies to top players like David Benyamin or T.J. Cloutier.
On the other hand you shouldn't take this lightly. If this happens to you something must have gone very wrong and bad cards are often just an excuse and apology for bad bankroll management.
Before you make a fresh start, place limits on yourself. Keeping a strict bankroll may seem a little uncool for such a cool game like poker, but it is the only thing that will allow you to progress on a sustained basis in the game.
Read the Strategy articles, watch videos, discuss your hands in the Forum - in other words, make use of all options available on PokerStrategy.com. They work, have been tried and tested a thousand times over and are absolutely free.
Not doing this will cost you money, in the worst case even your entire bankroll.
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