Mid Stack Slacker

• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
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

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
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
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
• Bronze
Joined: 08.05.2011
Wow, by the looks of your graph, your a machine, lucky, or a lucky machine !

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

Cheers,

Money.
• Bronze
Joined: 18.08.2009
¿What is your range and positions?
I play NL5 and I play too tight.

• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
Originally posted by MoneyDearest
Wow, by the looks of your graph, your a machine, lucky, or a lucky machine !

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
• Bronze
Joined: 18.08.2009
which books?
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
Originally posted by elquimico
¿What is your range and positions?
I play NL5 and I play too tight.

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
• Bronze
Joined: 18.08.2009
I wish you Good luck!!!
and Skill!!!
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
Originally posted by elquimico
I wish you Good luck!!!
and Skill!!!
Thank you, same too you!
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
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.
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
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!
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2009
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!