After a mediocre start I ended up losing about 15 buyins in two days. Something is seriously wrong with that picture and I am not going to continue along with this facade any longer. Tonight every single time I had a big hand someone had a bigger hand. If I flopped 2 pair they flopped a set, if I flopped top two pair they flopped a straight, if I flopped a set I got no action if I got action they got runner runner to beat me almost every single time. The big pairs, AA, KK, QQ. If I got action on them the KK was up against AA or the big pair was up against a lower pair who naturally flopped a set. Every single buyin I lost, I went in with the best hand and got outdrawn. I did a little checking from other online cash game players and 25 buyin downswings for multitablers are not uncommon. So the last couple of days, aggrivating as it has been, is not unusual, but if that's the case I want nothing to do with online cash games.
Rob not too long ago had one of the worst cash game trips he's ever had by his own account and the Trooper before his break went through some serious beats losing a lot of money and these guys are live players playing one table. Then I realized you get twice as many hands online as you do live therefore one online table is equal to 2 live tables. Since I play 4 tables I am playing the equivalent of 8 tables live. Therefore if a person loses 16 buyins in a downswing to equate this to a live play it would be equivalent to losing 2 buyins live which is nothing hardly. If the standard bankroll for live play is 40 buyins then the standard bankroll for online play has got to be 8 times that amount. The funny thing is when I was doing some research online about online bankroll management I actually came across somebody that recommended 100 to 300 buyins for online cash games. When I read that, and I don't remember what site it was, I thought to myself this person has to be absolutely insane. Guess what, he's not. He's absolutely on target and in fact he stated that for his online bankroll he keeps 300 buyins. What I thought was insanity previously I now realize is actually necessity. I saw many recommendations for a bare minimum of 100 buyins for a multitabler. If 100 is the bare minimum for multitablers and 300 is extremely conservative then even if we go right in the middle, 200 buyins, for $10NL that would be a bankroll of $2,000. I absolutely guarantee you I am not grinding $10NL online if I got $2000 in my pocket it is so not going to happen.
So, what is going to happen. I have no idea what to do next. I have $180 after this miniature disaster, but hey it's still more than $160 I had when I made the $108 deposit on the 3rd so I'm not sweatin it too much. I have 3 options. One option is to play the tournaments on WSOP, but with $180 I will only be able to play the $3 rebuys if I simply buyin for the $3, do not rebuy, and do not addon. I know it sounds crazy and yes a good player starting with an $8,000 in chips instead of $4,000 has its advantages, but good solid play at the tables I believe can overcome any disadvantage. If I cjoose this option, I fully intend on playing those $3 rebuys and letting my opponents up the prize pool and this is what my schedule should look like should I go this route.
9 a.m. $3 deep Stack Rebuy
11 a.m. $2 Rebuy
12 p.m. $3 Deepstack Rebuy
1:30 p.m. $2 MTT
4 p.m. $3 Deepstack Rebuy
6 p.m. $2 MTT
7:30 p.m. $3 Deepstack Rebuy
The second option is to do a total withdraw and take the money and hold on to it, then add as much as is humanly possible from my January disability payment, put it all together, and start playing $1/$1 at the Linq. Here is the huge problem though. If I am not successful in my No Limit cash game try at the Linq what the hell do I do during the day, no poker to play, just hanging out in this house. I will go insane.
The third option is to cut the tables to just 2 tables and return to grinding, but the problem is playing these low limit tables is ridiculous. Pot size bets, 3/4 pot bets nothing matters they call, call, call. That was the primary reason I kept getting outdrawn. Its too easy to click a button, the money is not real to these players. In a lot of ways its worse in the tournaments so I'm at a loss as to what direction to go. This sucks.
Its almost 5am. I'm gonna sleep and hopefully come up with a fresh idea. Good night all and I'm not sure if I'll see you at the tables or not.