Bankroll Management / Session Tracking
Hi. I've been playing poker quite regularly now for the last 6 weeks and have decided to actually properly manage my bankroll and keep a record of my sessions. I started in March and had a pretty good run cashing in many of the SnGs and MTTs I entered. So at the beginning of April I decided to actually start recording sessions on PokerDominator. This month hasn't gone too great so far but looking at my stats has given me an idea of where I'm doing well and where I need work.
So here are my questions:
* Since I did not keep any records of my sessions in March, is it best to leave them out so that my current stats stay exact from the period 1 Apr onwards, or should I at least put in reasonable assumptions to reflect my profits from March.
* Secondly, I play on UB where the max buy-in for ring games is 200bb, whereas on other sites I believe its 100bb. So at my peak bankroll of $450, I decided to try the 0.05/0.10NL games. Was this a mistake with the max buy-in at UB being 200bb meaning I only had 22 buy-ins, whereas on other sites I would have had 45? I soon found it was, even though I was doing pretty well I took 2 big beats ( KK vs AA, and AA vs AK, he flopped the straight) which cost me 2 full buy-ins and any profit that I ad made. So I quickly dropped down to the 0.01/0.02 games where I have been pretty consistent with a 0.48c/hr win rate. But I guess my main question here is when should I move back up to the 0.05/0.10 level? $500?
*Lastly, most of my early profits came from cashing in alot of tournies. However this month I've been finishing just outside the money in many of them and so my biggest losses have come from the buy-ins, whereas my cash game profits have been alot more consistent. But the losses from tournaments outweigh the cash game profits. Should I stick to my more consistent but smaller profits cash games or carry on with the costly tournies (max buy-in $5) with the hope of some big payouts?
Sorry for the wall of text, but any answers or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.