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Mid Stack Slacker

    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Hi all,

      I'm going to use this blog to document my progress playing no limit holdem cash games (9 max), using a mid stack strategy (40bb).

      Starting bankroll = $149.02

      Bankroll Management

      1 buy-in = 40bb, 50 buy-in's for any given limit.

      e.g. Bankroll required for NL5 = $100, NL10 = $200, NL16 = $320, NL25 = $500 etc.

      If I lose 1/2 my bankroll, I move down to next lowest limit.

      Challenge No 1 (Completed 30/01/2012)

      Starting at NL5, my first goal is to build my bankroll to $200. I will then move up to NL10.

      Challenge No 2 (Completed 16/02/2012)

      At NL10 build my bankroll to $320 (50 buy-ins) & move up to NL16.

      Challenge No 3 (In progress)

      At NL16 build my bankroll to $500 (50 buy-ins) & move up to NL25.

      Updates will be at every 10K hands.
  • 11 replies
    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Hi all,

      10K (almost) Hands Update:

      Graph in the spoiler



      As you can see, I've run real well :)

      Bankroll = $207.14, now rolled for NL10.

      Win rate for NL5 = 12.34 bb/100, $EV adjusted = 9.89 bb/100.

      From tomorrow I'll be playing NL10.

      Challenge No 2

      At NL10 build my bankroll to $500 (50 buy-ins) & move up to NL25.

      Next update at 20K hands.

      Best of luck at the tables :D
    • MoneyDearest
      MoneyDearest
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      Joined: 08.05.2011 Posts: 119
      Wow, by the looks of your graph, your a machine, lucky, or a lucky machine :D !

      Did you just start playing poker? How much time have you spent studying etc?

      Cheers,

      Money.
    • elquimico
      elquimico
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      Joined: 18.08.2009 Posts: 1,055
      ¿What is your range and positions?
      I play NL5 and I play too tight.



      sorry about my english.
    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Originally posted by MoneyDearest
      Wow, by the looks of your graph, your a machine, lucky, or a lucky machine :D !

      Did you just start playing poker? How much time have you spent studying etc?

      Cheers,

      Money.
      Been playing on & off since 2009.

      This year I decided to take poker more seriously, read the strategy articles here and a few books etc.

      Just trying to build a bankroll :)
    • elquimico
      elquimico
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      Joined: 18.08.2009 Posts: 1,055
      which books?
    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Originally posted by elquimico
      ¿What is your range and positions?
      I play NL5 and I play too tight.



      sorry about my english.
      If you are playing a mid stack strategy (MSS), I would recommend you
      follow the ranges given in the MSS articles here on pokerstrategy.com

      That is how I got started. I play a little bit looser than the basic MSS advises
      and change my play against different opponents tendencies with reads from stats etc.

      I'm still a rookie poker player trying to learn and get better :)
    • elquimico
      elquimico
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      Joined: 18.08.2009 Posts: 1,055
      I wish you Good luck!!!
      and Skill!!!
    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Originally posted by elquimico
      I wish you Good luck!!!
      and Skill!!!
      Thank you, same too you! =)
    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Hi all,

      Well here's the graph (In spoiler)



      At least the profit/ev lines are going in the right direction =) .

      Current bankroll = $149.02 + $131.85 profit = $280.87.

      Win rate for 20K hands =9.50 bb/100. EV adjusted = 7.62 bb/100

      On the 1st of February PokerStars introduced a new micro limit NL16.

      I will now be moving up to NL16 once my bankroll reaches $320 (50 buy-ins).

      Check out my original post for more details on the bankroll challenges I have set for myself.
    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Hi all,

      I posted some EV calculations in the no limit beginners discussion forum that I need some help with. If your interested follow the link below.

      Help with Equity/EV Calculations

      Thanks!
    • chimpboy
      chimpboy
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      Joined: 11.07.2009 Posts: 34
      Hello all,

      30K hands now played, last 750 at NL16. Never played above NL10 before, so this is new to me.

      The Graph for 30K hands played so far ( In spoiler)



      Bankroll = $149.02 (starting) + $161.82 (profit) + $10.00 (bonus) = $320.84

      Win rate over 30K hands = 7.32 bb/100, EV bb/100 = 6.26

      Only played one session at NL16, did not go too well! At one point I was down
      -$30.00 but managed to end the session at -$5.00. I always seem to make a lot of mistakes when I first start a new limit, I guess it takes a few sessions to adjust.

      Next update at 40K Hands!