*Originally posted by Edukator99*

Struggling with my play at the moment....but what's realistic?

I've gone through 2 huge swings play .05/.10 with maximum 50BB buy in. (So $2-$5 stacks. Up as high as 8, down -9, back up to +18, down to -0.96 in 2500 hands.

Is my understanding that 2 big bets per hour is 4 excellent play? A big bet is 2x the big blind right? So realistically I should make 40 cents an hour which means to climb from $50.00 to the next level of bank roll for the next level - which is 120.00 would take.. 175 hours. Or... 5 weeks at 30 hours per week.

Am I calculating this correctly? If so...I don't dedicating that kind of time to making 40 cents an hour.

I can't tell you what you should expect but I can say that yes at smaller limits you're not going to be earning even anywhere near minimum wage - but that's not the point, at lower limits you pick up vital skills, you learn strategy for your chosen type of game, and you improve and improve until you move up limits.

Eventually you will learn to multi-table, meaning 2-16x profit (or even more) depending on the amount of tables you are able to play successfully - and along with this, as you'll have moved up to a higher bankroll and higher limits you will make more.

Also, maybe I misread but.. why are you playing 10NL using BSS with $50? If you want to play 10NL with just $50 you should be using SSS, otherwise you should stick to 2NL.