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How do you measure a success? (My story so far)

    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      In the last 4 days I moved from NL to PLO because I keep losing what I'm earning in NL (I'm not always playing my A game ofcourse).
      So I've decided to move to PLO and its fun and also rewarding.

      here is a graph showing my progress in last 3 days (300 hands , didnt have much time to play) , but my BR raised from 70$ (was 120 and kept losing at NL) to 100$ by entering the table with 50BB (2.5$)

      So , My question is... :-)
      Can I call this a success ?

  • 11 replies
    • timukasr
      timukasr
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 1,820
      Play 20k hands and if you are still in green zone you can call it a success.
    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Originally posted by timukasr
      Play 20k hands and if you are still in green zone you can call it a success.
      After 20k hands if I'll still be married it will be a success ... lol :-)
    • opal99
      opal99
      Black
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      Originally posted by FWKanobi
      Originally posted by timukasr
      Play 20k hands and if you are still in green zone you can call it a success.
      After 20k hands if I'll still be married it will be a success ... lol :-)
      that's different story imo.. (if it isn't related in some way :P )

      Anyway, I'd say 50k hands doesn't have to be big enough samplesize, so be winner after 100k+ and then you're successful.

      But yes, 200 BB in 300 hands can be called success too, even I prefer "hot run" ;)
    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Originally posted by opal99
      Originally posted by FWKanobi
      Originally posted by timukasr
      Play 20k hands and if you are still in green zone you can call it a success.
      After 20k hands if I'll still be married it will be a success ... lol :-)
      that's different story imo.. (if it isn't related in some way :P )

      Anyway, I'd say 50k hands doesn't have to be big enough samplesize, so be winner after 100k+ and then you're successful.

      But yes, 200 BB in 300 hands can be called success too, even I prefer "hot run" ;)
      20k its a lot.
      today playing 2 tables I did 100 hands and I played around 50 minutes.
      so assuming I'll play around 1-2 hours each day... 50k are a lot ..
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
      Black
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,145
      you need at least $250 to play PLO5
    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Originally posted by Kruppe
      you need at least $250 to play PLO5
      Since my buy in is 50BB I sit with 2.5$ and I currently have 45 Buy Ins.
    • HannesNL
      HannesNL
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.11.2008 Posts: 4,590
      why 50bb?
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
      Black
      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,145
      i'd suggest about 70 buyins for 50BB stack, so $175. probably doesn't matter though.
    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Originally posted by timkroes
      why 50bb?
      50BB is a sum i'm comfortable playing with.
      If I lose "All In" i don't suffer much , and when I win 100BB i move to new table.
      Once ill get more comfortable with the game ill raise my stack. thats all.
    • TTT241
      TTT241
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 452
      If you are good, you are loosing a lot of money by not sitting down with full deep stack.

      The key point is stack oponent when you hit monster hand / draw. In addition you may not have implied odds to play all the hands (e.g. call small pocket pairs in NL Holdem)

      TTTT
    • PidKoker
      PidKoker
      Global
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 416
      You should try playing with 40BB stack, there is some reason to do it though I am not sure why... Durrr uses 40BB stack on 6max HA(holdem.Omaha PL tables), Chip Reese also spoke about some sort of 40BB strategy for omaha I am not sure why though Brandon Adams didn't go into much detail about it.
      My reasoning would be that you can go to a CAP PLO table which have 40bb Caps, but with your 50BB strategy you could go to a Deep table and try to mess with the deep stacks, reducing their implied odds and such.
      Just a thought :)