How fast should I be moving up?

    • Therk
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      I'm really unsure about how fast I should be earning in low limit cash.

      This is how I'm doing:

      Last 3 days: 1700 hands, up 550 big blinds.

      I play about 2 - 3 tables at a time if it makes any difference?
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    • Hansiboy88
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      you should move up when ur comfortable with it, also only move up when u can beat the current stakes ur playing and most importantly; when u got the bankroll for it. :)

      Good luck
    • Therk
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      I think you misunderstood me, I was thinking how fast should I be moving up my current limit? E.g. 300bb per 1000 hands or something like that.
    • harleytopper
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      30 BB per 100 hands is not sustainable in long run. If you want to move up in limits you need bankroll for next level and 20 000+ hands in this level to be sure you can beat it. Yes, and understanding what will wait you in next level.
    • Therk
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      So you are saying 30BB per 100 hands is pretty good? If so, yeah, I have been getting some good hands, Aces 4 times or so in those 1800 hands. Quite a lot of bad beats though, quads > my full house twice and a few others. So whats a sustainable rate then?
    • TheBrood
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      My question is related:

      Hasenbraten(sp?) said something very interesting in a video I saw yesterday, he said that he had won half a stack in about 13X hands and that it was a good session.

      I think Ive identified my current poker problem: Im trying to win too much money too quickly, so I get impatient when I win small pots with monster hands.

      How many blinds per 100 hands is an average amount to win?
      How many blinds per 100 hands is an ideal amount to win?
      How many blinds per 100 hands is a great amount to win?

      thnx in advance
    • harleytopper
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      I think PROs will tell you better, but in my expierence BBS 4-6 PTBBS is very good on NL200-NL600 on lower levels higher rates are possible. There are so many variables to determine ideal rate: your playing style, table selection, luck (even in long run), your understanding of game, hand reading skills etc.
    • ninjagaiden05
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      sorry to post a offtopic question but how do I track my tournament results.

      is there a software that can store all my games and profit/losse made?

      I only play tourneys and SnG but if there is software that stores results for cash games I'm interested to know ofc.

      thx
    • TheBrood
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      Originally posted by harleytopper
      I think PROs will tell you better, but in my expierence BBS 4-6 PTBBS is very good on NL200-NL600 on lower levels higher rates are possible. There are so many variables to determine ideal rate: your playing style, table selection, luck (even in long run), your understanding of game, hand reading skills etc.
      I dont understand what "4-6 PTBBS" means =X
    • harleytopper
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      1 BB = 2 PTBB
    • Nunki
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      Originally posted by harleytopper
      1 BB = 2 PTBB
      2BB = 1 PTBB
    • TheBrood
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      So whats a good BB won/100 hands for micro limits?
    • Gerv
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      Originally posted by TheBrood
      So whats a good BB won/100 hands for micro limits?
      For a starter: Any
      For a player that gets the hang of Basic SSS: 3 or 4bb/100
      For BSS, dont know ;)
    • TheBrood
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      Hows 37.88BB/100 5,200 hands NL2?

      Im negative on NL4 (1,183 hands) and NL10 (978 hands) so Im sticking to NL2 untill I really find it easy to win.

      btw I need to see the Bronze Shorthand BSS SHC, strat & videos if anyone knows the link to them.
    • xponentx
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      I'd want at least 10k hands but ideally 20k to see how you are really running. With a sample size of a few 1000 hands, you are really only seeing the result of a very small number of actual pots played with SSS. At 20k you can feel pretty sure you are getting a true picture.

      However, even at 20k hands running at 4-5BB/100, you can drop into negative numbers in one session, so be sure you are comfortable more than anything else.

      I've been moving up a limit when I hit 20k hands @ 4-5BB/100, provided i've met the bankroll requirements. So far it hasn't caused me any issues. Haven't had to move down a limit yet, and all up i'm running about 1k BB up.
    • Calturb
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      http://www.officialpokerrankings.com

      It wont show single table sng's but will show everything else plus your win, loss, profit percentages etc.
    • TheBrood
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      Originally posted by Calturb
      http://www.officialpokerrankings.com

      It wont show single table sng's but will show everything else plus your win, loss, profit percentages etc.
      Does it have Titan ranks?
    • Semesa
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      for BSS, between 4-12BB/100 hands is sustainable, 12 is probably pushing it though.

      for SSS between 3-6(but you can move up limits alot faster)

      for SH 12BB/100 is doable, but hard.