Hello one and all,
First of all, I apologise for spamming the forum with yet another one of my threads. But, hopefully, this one will be the last. For those who don't know me I am an average spew monkey who dabbles in tournies and cash games and the long and short is I want to get better.
The last couple months have been pretty good to me (insert fishonaheater.jpg) and have been shot taking recently, dipping my toes into 100nl cash. As a poker fanboy who has railed mid-stakes for a long time it is A LOT of fun playing up there with some very good players. The only issue is at times I feel a little out my depth in some spots, and losing a couple buy-ins up there feels pretty sour when it's the equivalent of 20 buy-ins at 20nl. I feel like I can hold my own fairly well at 50nl and have been playing a mix of 20/30/50nl with some decent results, albeit a fairly small time-frame sample.
Which brings me to my one true goal. To one day reach 200NL. This is obviously a tall order for someone who only 6 months ago was mass-tabling 4nl. I feel this is a relatively achievable with good BRM, solid studying habits and limiting my 5b all-ins with A3s BvB...
I wanted to start a new thread as I found previously it really motivated me to stick to positive routines/studying habits and overall I think it's quite fun sharing my experiences/punts and I thought why not let anyone else enjoy the ride if they are so inclined. I'm a big fan of aggressive BRM so that won't really change but what I wanted to include was a target number of buy-ins to win at each stake level before moving up. The one problem is there are rarely enough tables at any one stake to do it strictly stake by stake so I've decided to amalgamate two stakes at a time to create a proxy-stake, eg 20/30nl = 25nl etc. Outlined below are my goals before moving up each stake:
10/20NL (15NL) - Move up = 20 Buy-ins = £300 - Move down = quit poker lol
20/30NL (25NL) - Move up = 20 Buy-ins = £500 - Move down = 10 Buy-ins = £250
30/50NL (40NL) - Move up = 20 Buy-ins = £800 - Move down = 10 Buy-ins = £400
50/100NL (75NL) - Move up = 20 Buy-ins = £1500 - Move down = 10 Buy-ins = £750
100/200NL (150NL) = Achievement unlocked
I'll be starting at 20/30NL and in effect need to win £500 pre rakeback before I move up to 30/50NL, and only move down once i lose £400 or more at that stake level or go up once I win another £800 etc etc. For the most part I want to stick to 6 tables, but will more than likely 8 table often too, especially If I have a couple tournies on the side. I can play up to 10/12 and can get away with it at 20nl but my decision making is definitely affected and that's not something I want to bring along with me as I move up to 50nl+. I'm not going to set any time related goals, but it would be nice to be playing 50/100NL again by Christmas.
For the past few weeks I've done 100% and 0% studying and that's something I want to shift to more of a 50/50 or 60/40 balance. Last few months I've made a lot of progress in preflop play and positional awareness, but still need work on postflop so I've finally managed to download Equilab (absolute ball-ache to get for a Mac user) to help with some equity calculations when it comes to river decisions etc. For the time being I want to spend some time on common situations that I found at 50/100nl like sb vs btn 3bp turn/river situations.
Every day I want to:
- Run 10 Equilab calcs
- Go through and review top 5 winning and top 5 losing pots after every session
I'll still be playing the occasional tourny, namely the main's and mega stack and sometimes the sheriff and major when i'm feeling extra frisky, but I will be keeping that completely seperate to this challenge so won't be mentioning results from those here.
Like previous challenge threads you can expect graphs and fun hands to be posted whenever I update this.
Good luck at the tables
p.s if anyone catches me playing stakes outside the limits of this challenge, i will freeroll you into the main the next day