Effective way of clearing bonuses?

    • blackstone1
      blackstone1
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      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 105
      Hi guys,

      I would like to ask you since you got more experience than me probably :)

      1.) On which NL limits you usually play if you are going for a 100% 500$ or 600$ signup deposit bonus ?
      2.) Do you play with shortstack strategy of 20xBB buyin ?
      3.) Do you leave when you see your cards are getting cracked ( when your down 5 buyins) ?
      4.) How many hours per day you play and how many tables you play
      5.) Can you do it in 1 month ?
      6.) If you dont profit in 1 month (upswing, downswing,up and down) do you still take off a profit ?

      My past experience:
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      I usually play

      1.) I play on 20NL 25NL 50NL or 100NL (should i deposit more than 100% of signup bonus if you play at 50NL or 100NL to clear it faster but not to jeopardize my bankroll incase of downswings and still take off a profit off when bonus is released? I read the bankroll managment where you suggest to have at least $800 for playing that kind of a stake.
      2.) yes i play with shortstack strategy of 20xBB buyin
      3.) yes i leave the tables and come back next day
      4.) 1-3 hours per day / 6-12tables
      5.) yes
      6.) yes ( i deposited 50$ on party (NL10) to get a 100$ bonus, i played 1 month and i never had much luck by playing even the strongest cards so i went up an down, and before bonus was released i actually was down 50% of my initial deposit. So i was left with 25$ + 100$ bonus


      Would really like to hear your experience tyvm.
  • 7 replies
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
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      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      tbh, i don't play for the bonus, 100$ means nothing to me. All i want is play high limit games some day, and make some real money, not a couple of hundred bucks for which i have to play lowlimit for days.
    • Utahmar
      Utahmar
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      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 2,414
      From the 100% i assume Full Tilt or Mansion.
      I have experience on FT only.
      Fastest way of course NL5000... I recommend to play accordingly to your bankroll. That means NL50 with 600, and if you feel comfortable at NL100 also, than when you reach 800 step up to NL100.
      I play sss on FT on NL50, now NL25, last 15k hand -25 buyin on NL50, last 10k hands +12 buyins on NL25.

      I think im at :

      3., No, i only leave if the table is under 9 players, FT offers 9 max tables, and i blind out if 1 player sits out.

      4., Ususally playing 1-3 hours at 4-8 tables, hard to reach 8, you have to look for tables all time. I play 4-800 hands a day.

      5., I cleared 130$ in a week. Quite doable.

      6., You mean cash out ? Im trying to climb limits, im not cashing out.
    • Sreteb
      Sreteb
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      Joined: 20.09.2007 Posts: 1,587
      Originally posted by helemaalnicks
      tbh, i don't play for the bonus, 100$ means nothing to me.
      If 100$ means nothing to you, you can transfer it to me if you want.
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Originally posted by helemaalnicks
      tbh, i don't play for the bonus, 100$ means nothing to me. All i want is play high limit games some day, and make some real money, not a couple of hundred bucks for which i have to play lowlimit for days.
      agreed! it shouldn`t be your goal... it`s a good way to help your bankroll, but you shouldn`t concentrate on it...

      3.) Do you leave when you see your cards are getting cracked ( when your down 5 buyins) ?

      I leave when I feel I am playing bad, regardless of how many buy-ins I won or lost. In this case I will close all the tables, rest for half an hour, open a PT database and won`t come back before I figure out why i played badly...
    • ManniXXX
      ManniXXX
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      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 707
      Leaving when your losing your buy ins serves little purpose unless it is to prevent you from a possible tilt. The cards will be the cards and the results will be the same whether you keep on playing or come back tomorrow. As long your playing your A-game it does not matter one little bit.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
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      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Originally posted by ManniXXX
      Leaving when your losing your buy ins serves little purpose unless it is to prevent you from a possible tilt. The cards will be the cards and the results will be the same whether you keep on playing or come back tomorrow. As long your playing your A-game it does not matter one little bit.
      Correct. It's all one big session! :)

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
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      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      the best thing about a bonus is probably: its food for the fishes, they want to double their money soooo bad, that they'll play higher limits, so they can earn more points, in order to clear the bonus in time. The most important goal for all silver members should be: improve/enjoy your game! Don't be blinded by the "nice" offers casino make you, casinos arent nice, they take your rake! Stick yo brm, have a bit of talent, and keep learning, and succes is guaranteed!

      have fun at the tables!