Round about Christmas time I opened a PokerStars
account as I wanted to learn a few new games as there seems to be lots more people learning these mixed games now so I was playing a lot of 8-game.
I really enjoyed learning and playing these new games but they are no where near as profitable for me as appose to multi tabling NLHE.
I decided that I liked the software and the fact there is always constant action no matter what the time is unlike the euro sites I used to play on.
I deposited £175 (roughly $250) and it was matched with a 100% bonus that I have to unlock and they will still honor that 100% deposit bonus for another £225 ($350). For my next 2 deposits.
You where allowed to deposit £400 ($600) using the bonus code 'STARS400' I think it was.
I managed to get my roll up to around $475 playing a mixture of 5NL and 10NL, and .20/.40 and 0.5/1 8-game. Then one night after a few too many drinks and a mixture of other stuff I ended up dropping more than half my roll at the .5/1 8 game tables.
I have enough to play 5NL still but I want to set my self some goals and learn some discipline so I am going to start at 2NL and slowly work my way back up.
I know it is a little extreme using a 40 buy-in BRM when I know I have beaten up to 10NL in the past but I really want to try and do things properly and stick my goals which I have always struggled doing.
I wont be moving up to 5NL till I have $200 then if I some how manage to drop 10 buy-ins I will move back down.
So the short term goal is just to get to $200 so I am properly rolled for 5NL, I probably don't need 40 buy-ins as I only play 8 tables but I feel a lot more comfortable knowing that if I hit a down swing then I don't have to move straight down.
My other goal is to play a minimum of 12,000 hands per week which should be easy to stick to as I get in roughly 650-700 hands per hour.
I just want to get this thread back up and running and get a little interest in here as when I first made this thread I never even bothered posting in here.
Another goal I would like to hit is maintain a win rate of at least 10bb/100 at 2NL as the play there really is terrible so I think it is a realistic goal.
I have also self excluded myself from all casino games (blackjack, roulette
etc) all sports betting, and also from entering any tournaments as I always end up clicking on them then getting bored half way through and I just don't really like them in general.
I have also set stake limits so that I have to e-mail them if I want to play any higher than 5NL. Again I know it sounds a little extreme but I just want to be able to solely focus on No Limit Hold Em 6-max cash games and not get distracted.