SNG Blog - build my BR

    • shurshka
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      Hi guys, I try to specialize in 27man SNGs and 9man ones. Here I will mostly write my everydays thoughts and results. Lets say my BR is 0 atm.

      1.1.2010

      I was playing only $11 27man SNGs on PokerStars.
      First session I ran bad, but managed to win one and 2nd one so I made profit, second sess I ran good in begining but gotten unlucky at FTs so I barely made any profit.

      Total profit 69
      Hourly profit 8,7
      VPPs 155
      ROI 20%
      Volume 31

      BR $69


      I decided that I will put everyday $40 aside as a paycheck for the end of the month. That means that I will try to make $1200 regular monthly income, if there is more profit, I will decide what to do with it when the time comes.
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    • stevegold87
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      Good luck with that
    • shurshka
      shurshka
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      Originally posted by stevegold87
      Good luck with that
      You mean that as "I hope you can do that" or you mean it as "I don't think you can make it"?
    • lessthanthreee
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      i think you should read some of the articles about bank roll management.

      gl hf
    • shurshka
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      Originally posted by lessthanthreee
      i think you should read some of the articles about bank roll management.

      gl hf
      Why do you think so? I think I have enough knowledge about managing my bankroll.

      Maybe because I said "Lets say I have 0 bankroll atm" - I don't actually have 0 bankroll...
    • agelisgr
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      what is the recommended bankroll for the $11 27man sngs??
    • aceonetheriver
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      Hey shurshka,


      Good to see another STT,MTT blog, i normaly try to " specialize" hu sng
      but tryin to improve my game at 9 hand stt, cause it feel so gd when i win one :D


      I like that u take 40$ each day -no matter what the results are - i'm sure u have a big bkr to decide that !( well hoepfully)

      Hope ur luck turns around ! :s_love: Looking forward for ur next session !
    • shurshka
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      @agelisgr: I don't know the recommended BR for 27man 11$, but I wouldnt recommend you playing without AT LEAST 100 buy ins.

      @aceontheriver: Thank you for your interest :) It feels good when you win 9man, but it feels great when you win 27man. What material did you go through for HU? This $40 thing is a way for me to prepare for living of poker. Atm I work, but I will try not to use the work paycheck and only live from poker - I have to see how bad it feels when you lose or dont make the $40 in a day, to put it aside.
      Thanks, I wish u gl too (in your HU and in improving 9man)
    • shurshka
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      2.1.2010

      Today I first played $11x14 27man and I did good, making $90 profit in 3h.
      I had one sick hand on blinds 800 5 handed, D (8k) minraise, I(8k) reshove KQ, he calls K8s and takes down a pot for chiplead....that makes me take 5th prize $28.
      After that session I played $5.5x16 9man, 10-14 tabling, and made $66 running good and playing good.

      Total profit 146
      Hourly profit 29,2
      VPPs 121
      ROI 60%
      Volume 30

      BR $215


      I like those days when everything goes smoothly...You are then in good mood and have right morale and confidence for the next day/session.
      Atm I'm playin without HManager cause if I have my laptop connected to LCD (which I do here at work) it makes PokerStars freeze and you can't normally see cards.
      For you guys who wonder why don't I play higher limits, I love to grind these $5.5 with fishez - you can just turn on the robot mind and 15 tables and grind...
    • shurshka
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      3.1.2010

      Not in a good mood, played $10x14 27man cashed 1x4th = -$130 ; $5x40 9man = +$30

      Total profit -96
      Hourly profit -14,7
      VPPs 187
      ROI -26%
      Volume 54

      BR $119


      Mofos where taking everything from me, dont even wanna talk about it. Tommorowz iz a new day, lets hope I run good.
      I'll probably divide my BR in two, one will be normal BR to play 27man and stuff, second one will be to grind $5 9man. If I dont make $$$ in 27man, I will go to grinding $5 to get my $40 for the day.
      I think this 27man session was the worst i had.
    • shurshka
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      4.1.2010

      Played only $5x2 27man, cashed both.

      Total profit 36
      Hourly profit 24
      VPPs 5,5
      ROI 327%
      Volume 2

      BR $155

      Didn't feel like playing - felt bad that day, i work fucking nightshifts and then dayshiftz, all mixed up - not like 1 week one shift second week another, but like 4 days nightshift, 2 days day shift, 3 days free, then morning shift - fucked up.
      So i got a little stoned after a long time (didn't like it, fucks me up bad, its something in head...hope i can do sth about it in time) and opened 2 27mans, played very agg and cashed both. Luck was on my side.
    • shurshka
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      5.1.2010

      Played only $10x4 27man, cashed 3, was lucky.

      Total profit 132
      Hourly profit 66
      VPPs 22
      ROI 300%
      Volume 4

      BR $287

      Still fucked up, didn't feel like playing strong session so I opened 4 27man for fun...Wanted to go to live tourney - usually about 30 ppl, about €30-€50 buyin, fast structure, but didn't go cause i woke up at 8pm - sick stuff.
    • shurshka
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      6.1.2010

      Played a small session of $10x9 27man, and cashed 2x2nd and 1x1st.

      Total profit 145
      Hourly profit 72,5
      VPPs 49,5
      ROI 146%
      Volume 9

      BR $432


      Ran good, just that both HUs which i lost, i got very unlucky.
      One was AA he calls pf (J4), J53 all hearts, i have a heart...we get allin flop for 80% chips in play, he hits J river.
    • aceonetheriver
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      "One was AA he calls pf (J4), J53 all hearts, i have a heart...we get allin flop for 80% chips in play, he hits J river"

      (throw up face) :s_cry:
    • shurshka
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      7.1.2010

      Hey! Today I made minus in SNGs, but I made plus for the day case of cashgame. I started playing some new site, where i get big rakeback and there is still a lot of SNGs running.
      So I played $10x6 27man, $10x2 30man, $10 30man turbo, $5 30man turbo and about 1.5h of NL30.

      Total profit 30

      SNG profit -53,5
      Hourly profit -17,8
      VPPs 33
      ROI -51,5%
      Volume 10

      Cashgame profit 83,5
      Hourly profit 55,6

      BR $462


      On Pokerstars out of 6 played, I finished twice on bubble:/ Once I had 9k blinds 600, I shove on the guy 6k blindwars, he calls KQ and holds vs my T3 or sth. Then i find 33 UTG with 5bbs and blinds hitting me, so I shove...BB finds JJ.
      On the other bubble, first i make stupid play shoving A3s with enough money left and then picking up AT on D with 5bbs left....bb finds AQ and holds.
    • silent21
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      I wouldn't play those with less then 200 buy ins.;P
    • shurshka
      shurshka
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      Originally posted by silent21
      I wouldn't play those with less then 200 buy ins.;P

      I also don't, but i woud be still comfortable at 100 buyins.. These games are not so tough. But I believe you, that swings might be biiig.
    • shurshka
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      8.1.2010

      Played a very short session of NL30 cause i was very busy today. Donked off $40 like some micro limit fish, i am embarassed of knowing, that i am possible of playing like yesterday..

      Total profit -40

      SNG profit
      Hourly profit
      VPPs
      ROI
      Volume

      Cashgame profit -40
      Hourly profit -60
      Hands 80

      BR $422
    • mishkagg
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      Originally posted by shurshka
      I decided that I will put everyday $40 aside as a paycheck for the end of the month.
      Look, cashing out is not that simple.
      A little advice I can give you is:
      1. Cash out 5% of each buy in for a tourney you play. Example: if you play 1000 tourneys in a month with a buyin of $10 you multiply 1000 x 10 = 10000 so 5% of those 10000 is $500.

      2. Also cash out any rakeback/bonuses.

      3. If your ROI is ridiculous like more than 15% over a large sample (like 5000+ SNG) cash out more than 5%.


      But say you've got ROI of 10% over a large sample. By cashing out 5% you have some money to leave in the bankroll so that it can grow and you can climb the limits.

      But saying "I am gonna cash out $40 each day!" is dumb cause in the long run like 40% of your sessions are going to be losing or break even sessions.

      Just my 2 cents.
    • shurshka
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      Originally posted by mishkagg
      Originally posted by shurshka
      I decided that I will put everyday $40 aside as a paycheck for the end of the month.
      Look, cashing out is not that simple.
      A little advice I can give you is:
      1. Cash out 5% of each buy in for a tourney you play. Example: if you play 1000 tourneys in a month with a buyin of $10 you multiply 1000 x 10 = 10000 so 5% of those 10000 is $500.

      2. Also cash out any rakeback/bonuses.

      3. If your ROI is ridiculous like more than 15% over a large sample (like 5000+ SNG) cash out more than 5%.


      But say you've got ROI of 10% over a large sample. By cashing out 5% you have some money to leave in the bankroll so that it can grow and you can climb the limits.

      But saying "I am gonna cash out $40 each day!" is dumb cause in the long run like 40% of your sessions are going to be losing or break even sessions.

      Just my 2 cents.
      It is that simple if you have enough income. I will cash out every day $40 and when i see i can't do that cause it affects my br to go down, i will stop.
      But you have a good point about the % way of cashing out.
      And it is not dumb. If 40% of my sessions will be down or breakeven, if i make more than $40 / avg day, its still ok.