Help Me With My Birthday BR!?! NLHE as opossed to LHE
So i recently had deposited 15$ into my account on ftp .I
didn't do so hot with it at all. I mosty had played freerolls
b4, never really did well in cash games(well the play chip nlhe ring games at least), and that is where i practiced is in the play chips and freerolls. Well when i played with the 15$, i joined the ferguson and lost really early on, and it discouraged me. I finish the freerolls in the bubble everytime just about, always the top 100 but not in the money. Also in the face the ac.com rnd1 180 player sng'si can place n te top 2 tables usualy, but only won ftp points 2 times, finished 3rd a few times and top 2 tables any many times.
So i decided to try cash games and ended up playing the .01/.02 .60 or .80 cap nlhe 9 handed and 6 handed. I would do alright in them, mostly double my buy-in, then i would keep playing, trying to build up to 2x or 3x my buy-in, but would never suceed and end up losing everything. I did this multiple times, only increasing my BR when i would leave after i was ahead. I unfortunatly did not leave when i wa ahead enough times, and lost more by-ins then doubled them. I also tried a couple 9 player 1$+.25, whihch i do well in te 250 playchip and 2000 playchip 9 player sng's, whih i know the 250 is pretty much a joke...but hey, its practice, which i know i needed. I did not do well in the real money
sng's either, played 2 or 3 and did not place in any of them, but i did not do them back to back, which i think would help to do 1 and if lose, try another right away. Sometimes you jut dont get the cards, but in th next one you do great, or at least thats how it was with the play chips one. I treid to stick to BR manageent, LOL but thats kinda impossible with 15$.
OK, so moving on. My birthday is around the corner, and i have a little extra money, well enough extra to put 40$ on my ftp account, more than last time, but more margin for error i guess? lol which i don't plan on messing up this time.I got couple poker
books from the library, and have read segments in those, but 1 is on limit holdem, the only one on cash games, the others are tourament play starategy. I usually play No limit, maybe i will have to learn limit also. I tried to plan out a startegy this time as to what i would ty with what money, and then see what i am god at, and what i just am not good at. I really like tournaments, but i want to make some $$ on a daily basis, and with dry spells and variance more liely with tourny play, i want to try cash ring games, or cash sng's. I feel like i can do well at 9 player sng's, but i want to do well at cash ring games. So i have this plan to use my money like this, to see what i do well in this time. maybe take 20$ and do something like :
5x1$ mtt's(daily dollar//ferguson)
4x1+.25$ 9 haned SnG's(do 2 back to back two times)
5$nlhe cash ring (6x .80 buy-ins?)
5$ for limit holdem & other games
PLO, Razz, etc.(i like to play plo, i seem to do well at that sometimes also)
...this all equals 20$, then if i lose it i will still have 20$
So maybe if i try that out, see what im better at, play around a lil bit, and if i lose 20$ then i need new strategy...LOL, or do you guys thinnk a better way woud be to just join a higher up stakes game, and try and build a BR with something like half my BR, then if that doesnt succeeed, try the 20$ thing...I think that doing that last thing would prolly be a bad idea, or at least a easy way to lose alot quik? Well anyy suggestions or comments thta might help me build my BR with these limits would be gratly appreciated, Thaks guys!
oh also, does rakebake or anytihing affect me very much at this low lvl, or should i not worry about it until i acctually have alot of money?