Originally Posted by djrudeboy
how long should it take to 10 Fold your bankroll?
Let's assume a really good cash game grinder able to win 5 BB/100 while playing 500 hands/hour. Only a very few people here can do that. That means you win 25 BB/hour, i.e. half a buy-in per hour.
Following an aggressive bankroll management approach were you need 20 buy-ins to play a given stake, you can double your original bankroll by winning another 20 buy-ins, which takes about 40 hours.
Then you move up to the next stake, need another 40 hours to double up again, which brings you to 4 times the original bankroll.
Then you move up to the next stake again, need yet another 40 hours to double up again, which brings you to 8 times the original bankroll.
Then you move up to the next stake one last time, and it takes about 12 hours to complete your quest.
In total, this required 132 hours.
Caveat: the assumption that you can win at 5 BB/100 and keep that win rate while moving up 3 levels is REALLY optimistic. It can only apply to epic grinders who are rebuilding their rolls after a major cashout, imo.