Bankroll building - moving through the Micros! NL2-NL50

    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      What's up guys :)

      Time for another bankroll building challenge! :f_thumbsup:

      The plan is quite simple. I'm going to start at NL2 and since I'm generally trying to prepare myself for NL50 I want to make sure I work through from the ground up and brush up on the very basics. I will put a few hours here and there on this challenge since I've always loved them and it's a great motivator! :f_biggrin:

      Starting bankroll: $50
      Starting limit: $NL2

      I will be doing the following bankroll management:

      :heart: Move up to NL5 at $125 BR (25 buyins)
      :heart: Move up to NL10 at $250 BR (25 buyins)
      :heart: Move up to NL25 at $750 BR (30 buyins)
      :heart: Move up to NL50 at $1500 BR (30 buyins)

      I'm going to add a 20% rakeback (I have no idea what rakeback you could achieve on these limits and since I play higher in my normal games (NL25) I'll just count weekly or monthly on the rake I produced and add it to my winnings until further notice).

      I thought about adding a twitch stream later but it will have to wait because I have to find out how first. :D

      Quite frankly, I'm a bit intimidated since I never really played NL2 before... But I'm up for the challenge!

      Let's shuffle up and deal! :f_love:
  • 638 replies
    • elpsycho
      elpsycho
      Diamond
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 350
      Hey, nice challenge, vonki! Good luck!
      I'll be following for sure :f_thumbsup:
    • Ramble
      Ramble
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 1,421
      Good luck vonki!
    • scottc18
      scottc18
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.07.2014 Posts: 73
      GL vonki! Crush'em :s_thumbsup:
    • ZhiCheng
      ZhiCheng
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2008 Posts: 2,294
      Go get them !! :) ):f_drink:
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,116
      oh,i wanted to be the first one - join the Bankroll challenge plx :-)
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Thanks guys :f_love:

      Played a few hundred hands already. Maybe get a few more hands in now and maybe graphs/hands tonight or tomorrow morning :f_thumbsup:
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Originally posted by SvenBe
      oh,i wanted to be the first one - join the Bankroll challenge plx :-)
      getting too old and slow :coolface: like me :f_biggrin: link to this bankroll challenge plz? :)
    • ZeDawning
      ZeDawning
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.02.2011 Posts: 204
      Leave those poor Nl2 guys alone :why:

      Questions:
      1. How many BIs would you shot take each stake?
      2. Do you think its +EV for you to start at NL2? You could start from NL10 to brush up skillz?

      GL!
    • EnjoyThis
      EnjoyThis
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.12.2014 Posts: 47
      Good luck, vonki! It would be very interesting to follow your progress :f_thumbsup:
    • KosttuxxRNMD
      KosttuxxRNMD
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2010 Posts: 16
      Good luck with Your goal. Will follow You, to see how it is going.
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,116
      Originally posted by vonki
      getting too old and slow :coolface: like me :f_biggrin: link to this bankroll challenge plz? :)
      oh jesus, i even looked up the link to post it for you - but failed to CTRL+V.
      So, here it is: Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!

      I'll expect you in - will be a nice (re)start for our: "Attention all bloggers: Crush 2015!". What's your goal? one million?
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Originally posted by ZeDawning
      Leave those poor Nl2 guys alone :why:

      Questions:
      1. How many BIs would you shot take each stake?
      2. Do you think its +EV for you to start at NL2? You could start from NL10 to brush up skillz?

      GL!
      Of course its +EV. Its not MaxEV probably but its just a side challenge for fun really. I will still play my usual limits and just play for this whenever i feel like it :f_biggrin: I dont know about the shots at each limit... Will cross that bridge when i get to it. Thanks!
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Originally posted by SvenBe
      Originally posted by vonki
      getting too old and slow :coolface: like me :f_biggrin: link to this bankroll challenge plz? :)
      oh jesus, i even looked up the link to post it for you - but failed to CTRL+V.
      So, here it is: Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!

      I'll expect you in - will be a nice (re)start for our: "Attention all bloggers: Crush 2015!". What's your goal? one million?
      Hahahah. Thanks ;) Well sure, I can opt in... But likely will forget to update in the thread often and get kicked out anyway, esp since I am not even eligable for any prices... :f_cry: One million? Holy crap. One million what? :f_p:
    • D0nkshove
      D0nkshove
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2014 Posts: 132
      Good luck Vonki :)
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Originally posted by D0nkshove
      Good luck Vonki :)
      ty :f_love:

      Some hands from my first NL2 experience... I dont think people know what theyre doing. I sure dont get what theyre doing sometimes :D

      $0.01/$0.02 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($1.51) 76bb
      UTG+1 ($1.17) 59bb
      CO ($2.53) 127bb
      BTN ($1.83) 92bb
      SB ($2.27) 114bb
      Hero (BB) ($2) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 6 players) Hero is BB K:spade: A:spade:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.24, BTN calls $0.18, SB raises to $0.42, Hero goes all-in $2, BTN goes all-in $1.59, SB calls $1.58

      Flop: 8:club: 2:heart: 8:diamond: ($5.83, 3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: 5:heart: ($5.83, 3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: A:diamond: ($5.83, 3 players, 2 all-in)

      Final Pot: $5.83
      BTN shows
      Q:heart: K:diamond:
      SB shows two pair, Aces and Eights
      A:heart: J:heart:
      Hero shows two pair, Aces and Eights - King kicker
      K:spade: A:spade:

      Hero wins $5.63 (net +$3.63)

      BTN lost $1.83
      SB lost $2
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      $0.01/$0.02 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($2.56) 128bb
      UTG+1 ($3.87) 194bb
      Hero (CO) ($2) 100bb
      BTN ($2.34) 117bb
      SB ($2.47) 124bb
      BB ($0.99) 50bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 6 players) Hero is CO 9:heart: 10:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.05, 2 folds, BB calls $0.03

      Flop: 8:diamond: 6:club: 7:club: ($0.11, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.07, BB calls $0.07

      Turn: A:club: ($0.25, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.15, BB goes all-in $0.87, Hero calls $0.72

      River: 8:spade: ($1.99, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $1.99
      BB shows a pair of Eights
      10:diamond: J:heart:
      Hero shows a straight, Six to Ten
      9:heart: 10:spade:

      Hero wins $1.92 (net +$0.93)

      BB lost $0.99

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      $0.01/$0.02 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      Hero (UTG) ($2.84) 142bb
      UTG+1 ($2.03) 102bb
      CO ($2.09) 105bb
      BTN ($0.81) 41bb
      SB ($3.89) 195bb
      BB ($2.09) 105bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 6 players) Hero is UTG Q:spade: Q:club:
      Hero raises to $0.05, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.05, 2 folds

      Flop: J:diamond: A:heart: 4:club: ($0.13, 2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: 4:diamond: ($0.13, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.06, BTN calls $0.06

      River: 8:diamond: ($0.25, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, BTN calls $0.10

      Final Pot: $0.45
      BTN shows
      J:club: 3:club:
      Hero shows two pair, Queens and Fours
      Q:spade: Q:club:

      Hero wins $0.43 (net +$0.22)

      BTN lost $0.21
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Last hand is just to introduce my gameplan on this limit... Value value value :f_biggrin:
    • D0nkshove
      D0nkshove
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2014 Posts: 132
      Pretty epic. The plays i see @NL10 are almost the same. Not everything ofc. You'll move up pretty quickly :)
    • Riverdiver
      Riverdiver
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2012 Posts: 1,126
      Originally posted by vonki
      Last hand is just to introduce my gameplan on this limit... Value value value :f_biggrin:
      So you start by missing out on value by 2.5xing pre?:coolface:

      nl2 is hilarious, its where I sometimes go to play 80/64/46 to feel like a boss:profit:
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Originally posted by Riverdiver
      Originally posted by vonki
      Last hand is just to introduce my gameplan on this limit... Value value value :f_biggrin:
      So you start by missing out on value by 2.5xing pre?:coolface:

      nl2 is hilarious, its where I sometimes go to play 80/64/46 to feel like a boss:profit:
      Hahah yea. Its a fail because of my betting buttons. I have a 2.8bb button because i like uneven betsizes but on the lower limits its pretty useless as it seems. Thanks for pointing it out, will try to pay attention :f_biggrin:

      Originally posted by D0nkshove
      Pretty epic. The plays i see @NL10 are almost the same. Not everything ofc. You'll move up pretty quickly :)
      Haha well its pretty funny yea xD I dont know how fast I will move up though since this is just a side challenge and i will focus on my main limit most of the time hehe. I wanted to do this together with twitch as a motivation thing actually, so I also get some interaction with people meanwhile but I guess it has to wait for a bit.