# What Is My "M" ???

• Bronze
Joined: 27.01.2010
Greetings,

Can someone please explain what my "M" is? I always see it but have no idea what it means. (It says 23.02)

Thanks,

Nav

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 1.2 Tournament, 200/400 Blinds 25 Ante (2 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (SB) (t14965)
BB (t12035)

Hero's M: 23.02

Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q
Hero bets t1600, BB calls t1200

Flop: (t3250) J, J, 3 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets t1700, BB calls t1700

Turn: (t6650) 3 (2 players)
BB bets t1200, Hero calls t1200

River: (t9050) 3 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets t10440 (All-In), BB calls t7510 (All-In)

Total pot: t24070
• 3 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 25.07.2008
Hello Navrark,

Your 'M' value is based on the formula below that basically lets you know how many more orbits you can survive with your current stack size.

M = stack / (SB + BB + Antes)

This formula indicates how many orbits you could survive without playing a single hand. The formula, as seen above, simply divides your stack size by the amount of chips in the pot before any action takes place. This approach gives you a better impression of where your stack stands in a MTT and uses the small blind and antes in addition than just defining your position in terms of BBs (as you might in SNGs).

So in your case with the example below:

200 SB + 400 BB + 2 * 25 ante = 650

14965 (your stack) / 650 (total pot) = 23.02

Hope that helps you Nav.

Kind Regards,
-Steve
• Bronze
Joined: 02.01.2009
never mind
• Bronze
Joined: 27.01.2010
Originally posted by TheBu11d0g
Hope that helps you Nav.

Kind Regards,
-Steve
It does indeed Steve! One question more though if I may...

In the course material on SNG's we are told to measure our phase in the tournament by the number of Big Blinds we have left. Should we be compensating for Antes as well?

I have been thus far playing SNG's only at PokerStars and they have Antes. I know Full Tilt doesn't have them.

Thanks,

Nav