Maintaining a healthy online poker bankroll is a surprisingly difficult undertaking. With all the boasting and showboating going on in various online poker forums and message boards, one could swear that 90% of people are long-term winners online and that theyâ€™re all bankroll management specialists. The truth of the matter is though that itâ€™s a statistical fact that around 90% of players lose money in live poker. Given the increased game-speed, the lack of live reads and the generally stiff online competition, that number may be higher online. Now then, the fact that losing players arenâ€™t good bankroll managers doesnâ€™t come as a surprise to anyone. After all, theyâ€™re doing things wrong, so they may as well go about bankroll management the wrong way. What IS surprising however is that in addition to the hapless masses, a large percentage of players who do win have problems with bankroll management too.
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