Im starting this blog for bankroll challenge
My starting bankroll is $50 Goal - $5000
I will play on Pokerstarts zoom tables
I don’t expect to play above NL 0.25 during this challenge and this is my second time that start this challenge. Last time I went busted
How long would it take me to reach $5000 goal and how realistic that is?
let’s assume that I’m a good player ( which I’m not) but let’s assume I managed to have 8bb/100 or 80BB/1000 hands ratio all the time (which is pretty good ratio) Let’s assume I can manage to play 8 thousands hands on zoom per day (which again is huge numbers) that means what 640bb per day ratio?
so to move from NL 0.02 to NL 0.05 I will need $50/0.02 = 2500 BB that 4 days
to move from NL 0.05 to NL 0.10 I will need $100/0.05 =2000 BB that’s 3 days
to move from NL0.10 to NL0.25 I will need $300/0.10 =3000 BB that’s 5 days
when Im In NL 0.25 I will need to make $4500 till I reach the goal or 18 000 BB or 28 days
So best case scenario I could reach goal after 40 working days
But now some realistic perspective - poker is generally volatile market and you can have roller coasters because of variety. Also these days a lot of people know the theory and poker is very competitive.
Everyone is trapping you with sets, can read you well ect. ect. No secret that poker since his first days in texas, was the game to make money from fools (or these days - recreational players). There are less and less such players in online poker..
Then I have to count that while moving levels I will need to adjust my game and improve if I want to beat a new level. That will take practise and extra days studying and everything if Im lucky enough not be busted or moving back levels. Then I obviously won’t be able to play every single day and even when I will be able I don’t know
So in realistic perspective – best case scenario I would complete this goal before new year.
And that’s truly would great accomplishment. If you look to bankroll challenge, only few people completed it and none of them started with microstates (not that I know).
But maybe on better days I will be able to play even more than 8k hands and have better than 8/100 ratio, who knows. Best way is probably not to give limited time goals but it’s still good to have some perspectives on how long it can take me.
Playing style/ strategy – basically everything what is written in sircuddle’s “guide to beating the microstake” http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/78/micro-stakes-full-ring/complete-guide-beating-micros-430637/
-Find fat value against fish and bet strong.
-You win because others are worse than you.
-Don’t put yourself in marginal situations, avoid them.
-Play strong pre flop hand selection.
-Don’t slow play or get fancy.
-Always consider your opponent and the type of player they are.
-Treat unknowns like decent players until they prove otherwise.
-They really aren’t playing back at you.
-Don’t draw unless you have implied odds.
I will update my strategy with the time with new materials that Ive learned, I have purchased some books and will write summaries in this blog
In last bankroll challenge I said that if I won’t succeed Ill quit poker. Im trying again only because I thought that I didn’t give my best, and I want to try again and play my A game and try to evaluate each move preflop, c-bet ect. Play more conservative than ever. But these time Im for real – if I fail this I will chose to block my poker and never play again.
Disclaimer: this blog shouldnt be viewed for educational purpose. I'm terrible player and never even beat NL0.02 limit