What Is My "M" ???

    • Navrark
      Navrark
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.01.2010 Posts: 313
      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
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.07.2008 Posts: 2,019
      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
    • wowadvisor
      wowadvisor
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 741
      never mind :f_cry:
    • Navrark
      Navrark
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.01.2010 Posts: 313
      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