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MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby hockeyguy » Tue May 04, 2010 8:05 pm

Howdy All

Since Matt's HUSnG bankroll challenge was so successful and interesting i thought i would fancy a go at a similar effort in the microgames for NL holdem. I havent thought too much yet about my exact goals and the time commitment to meet the goals as far as what the stopping point might be dollarwise.

My general thought is to start at 10 nl and work up from there from a starting balance of $100. I am interested if anyone has any input on a couple of issues.

where to play- ( just not bodog since i have most of my bankroll there for higher games)

i have smaller rolls at full tilt, poker stars and ultimate bet, or i could open an account on the cake network.
My leanings are to open a new account and be eligible for any matching bonus etc that any new players would be eligible for and to start from the ground up with no reads on any opponents when i start.

Also interested to know if there is interest in mixing in a few sessions at full ring games and how those games are ripe for building a bankroll at the microstakes games.

I welcome any feedback on those issues or anything else related the challenge. i will do some math in the meantime to estimate reasonable goal for ending bankroll and time it will take to achieve and the time i will need to devote to the challenge and balancing that with my other obligations, interests, family etc.

I look forward to your feedback
gl all HG
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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby hockeyguy » Tue May 04, 2010 9:31 pm

Alrighty then, after some math i propose the the following parameters

start with 100 bucks at 10 nl- 10 buyins

move up to 25 nl at 250 bucks- 10 buyins

move up to 50 nl at 500 buckeroos- 10 buyins

build bankroll to 1000 bucks- reevaluate possible move up to 100 nl

if at any point i drop below 10 buyins i will drop down to previous level to rebuild to 10 BI bankroll

based on about 15 hrs of play/week dedicated to the challenge and using my past win rates
at the various levels, i estimate about 150 hrs of play playing 2-4 tables to
simulate what new players could pretty easily duplicate. The challenge should run about
10 weeks barring any unforseen events. I will do my best to update progress after each session,
hopefully including interesting HH as i go to illustrate important points that would be beneficial
to new players

peace out for now HG
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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby raizr » Thu May 06, 2010 1:35 am

I like the concept and am looking forward to seeing more of your videos and how you do with such an aggressive money management plan.

I think starting at a new site in order to take advantage of bonuses and not having stats on your opponents is also a good idea. It's probably more in line with what a lot of people who begin with a hundred dollar bankroll would do.

And as far as mixing in some full ring games? Well, why not? I say go for it.

Best of luck.
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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby cliff48 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:07 pm

Hi HG:

Take a look at the Merge Network. They are pretty large traffic wise and you should get a decent bonus and rakeback if you sign up . They recently expanded with some casino type rooms which creates a pretty good fish pool. You might look at Victory on (I believe the Cake network) they have a 40% rakeback but not sure of the traffic.

I look forward to following your progress and always await your next video.

Cheers,

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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby cliff48 » Fri May 07, 2010 7:43 pm

Reviewing my last post, I realized Holdem manager is not supported by the Merge network.

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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby oldie » Fri May 07, 2010 8:26 pm

cliff, you're wrong, Holdem manager is supported by the Merge. I use it there.
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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby cliff48 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:56 pm

Wow! Thanks, I have been using holdem indicator which is not as good as holdem manager (which I also have). I will try to set it up, as most of my money is on PokerNordica and Carbon.

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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby hockeyguy » Sat May 08, 2010 12:40 am

a question for cliff or other
correct me if im wrong, on cake network and/or merge network several smaller sites sharre players on the bigger "network" to keep a bigger player pool availible

thanks hg
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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby oldie » Sat May 08, 2010 4:02 am

hg, thats right, there are few "skins" on Merge and Cake as on iPoker for example
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Re: MicroStakes Bankroll Challenge

Postby cliff48 » Sat May 08, 2010 7:39 am

That is correct. I looked at a few different networks when first started and Merge seemed to have a decent amount of traffic and pretty good promos for a U.S. player. I got in too late (post UIGEA) to get on Party or Titan. I started on Pokerstars and Full tilt and also have Cereus accounts but got a little lucky on PokerNordica and Carbon while clearing bonus (tournaments) and have stayed there due to bankroll. I think the smaller sites are a little softer. I agree with you that Bodog is exceptionally soft. My understanding is the sites that also have regular casino games ( blackjack, video poker etc.) are softer because you get a lot of true "gamblers" playing poker when they get tired of the casino games which have a built in edge. You will find a lot of regs even at micros but quickly figure out who they are.

Oldie:

I am glad I am not the only "old guy" here. I find I have to spend much time to get the concepts ingrained in my mind and continually study and play to improve. Good Luck to you.

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