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improving my Bankroll and ROI

    • raasantos
      raasantos
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      Joined: 25.04.2016 Posts: 35
      Hy Everyone.

      Im newbie at poker, and i have been studying it for about two months. I'm having trouble improving my bankroll, and my ROI, as it is negative...

      Im studying strategies to improve it, finding a nice way to play, but i got lost most of the time.

      I would like to know how can I find possible leaks on my game, how do I improve it? Other tips that I can put in my game.

      I'm actually playing SnG 9 man STT $0,40, and the amount of maniacs is absurd... I should still play on this buy-in or should I move up a little?

      All the best
  • 14 replies
    • Oddiee
      Oddiee
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      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 3
      Hey!
      How big is your bankroll?
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,027
      If you are not winning then why would you consider moving up?

      Only move up when you have proven that you have beaten a limit over a very high sample of games.
    • raasantos
      raasantos
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      Joined: 25.04.2016 Posts: 35
      My bankroll is very small, U$15.

      I thought about moving up because playes at 50c doesn't care about the game, they're there just for fun, shoving with all cards, and even though playing only for value, a lot of times i got beat by the deck or even because I can't play for bluff.

      3bet, 3betlight, icm seems do not work, or im doing it really wrong what i also consider.

      Any tips?
    • Oddiee
      Oddiee
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      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 3
      I would stay at $0.50, with that bankroll you can't survive a downswing at bigger stakes.

      When you play with recreational players you should play tighter, bluff less and bet for value when you have a made hand, because you get called a lot.
      In the long run playing against these type of players are what will make you money, even if you lose every now and then.
    • raasantos
      raasantos
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      Joined: 25.04.2016 Posts: 35
      Yes that is true.

      I usually play in position, with TT+, Ajs+, and AQo, when the blinds get to 50/100, 100/150 I try to open up and steal a little... I open then my range, still play for value or semi bluff, always being aggressive.

      What is making me crazy is when I get no cards to play for value, then Im with 5bb or less and start the shove/fold game. Don't know if it's just variance or it's me playing it wrong. Eveytime I die at bubble to a much waker hand than mine.

      How to adjust?

      And about moving up, if I lost these 10$, every month I can pay a little more, until I get to the point where I can be profitable.

      What do you recommend?
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,027
      Stay at the 50c games
      Play 1,000 games
      Then look at your results, don't worry what happens after 50, 100, 200 games etc. 1K games is a decent sample to look over.
    • sickbadger7
      sickbadger7
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      Joined: 28.05.2016 Posts: 37
      Sounds like BRM is solid. Don't move up until you're confident that you're destroying current level. Good luck to you.
    • raasantos
      raasantos
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      Joined: 25.04.2016 Posts: 35
      Sorry... Whats BRM?
    • Wazzza16
      Wazzza16
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      Joined: 01.04.2011 Posts: 559
      Originally posted by raasantos
      Sorry... Whats BRM?
      Bank Roll Management :f_drink:

      It keeps ur safe when having a swing ;)
    • slippyjim
      slippyjim
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      Joined: 07.10.2011 Posts: 1,093
      If you're waiting till you only have 5bb before playing shove/fold then that is a leak. I would start shove/folding between 10-15bb
      If people limp, shove over it
      Bet bigger for value particularly if draws are out there
    • c0nstrictor
      c0nstrictor
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      Joined: 08.12.2013 Posts: 26
      You should deposit more and start to play stakes higher than these. As you've said there are a ton of maniacs in these sorts of tournaments. Try with sng 1$ and up or atleast 5nl cash game.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 37,390
      Originally posted by c0nstrictor
      You should deposit more and start to play stakes higher than these. As you've said there are a ton of maniacs in these sorts of tournaments. Try with sng 1$ and up or atleast 5nl cash game.
      Beware that on the $1-$1,50 stakes are enough maniacs as well and then you risk more money. So you should beat the 50c stakes before you should move up.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • mima2
      mima2
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      Joined: 28.10.2009 Posts: 11
      At those stakes, some people tend to play the loose style a lot easier then when playing the higher stakes, therefor secure your hands by watching flop with a raised bet and dont let your self go on to traps thinking you have to go loose aswell. And if you are playing at a software with hands history go back and analyze the situation over and over again, an find the signs helping you to victory.. I am sure that is what you are missing!
    • Mobcasinos
      Mobcasinos
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      Joined: 24.05.2016 Posts: 61
      Yes I agree just stay with the 50c game. I know its not big enough but your looses wont that be too much. Aside from that it's a good way to learn, if you can mange to win most of the time then you can move to higher game.