Building a bankroll with DoN's
On Jan. 19th, I had $0.24 in my sportsbook poker
acct. and a week off of work. With snow falling outside and nothing else goig on, I decided to give a try to the Fun Step tournaments and freerolls
to see if I could build nothing into something.
At the same time, I discovered Cardschat and began reading many of the forums....and it motivated me to become a better player. I finally grinded out a victory in a Fun Step 3 and was awarded $1. I decided to try a $1.08 DoN game, was tired of the Fun Steps! I obviously had to win the first one or it was back to the steps. Fortunately, I won 3 before losing one.
My worst poker trait was always managing my bankroll....I have played online for about 12 years off and on. I have cashed out more than I have deposited over the years, but have never allowed myself to keep anything over $100 on a site. Therefore, I was always one downswing away from bankrupting my roll, which I often did because I would play above the levels I should have.
Reading some of the BRM threads on this site caused me to institute a plan for my play. I play the DoN's because they suit my style of play....and if you cash in 54% of them you are breaking even. My goal is to cash in 60% of the tournaments I play in. I figure that should be pretty easy at the $1-$3 levels, may be a lil' tougher at the $5-$20 levels.
I plan on staying at the $1.08 level until my roll reaches 20 buy-ins of the $2.16 level...$43.20. Then, I will move to the $2.16 level until I reach 30 buy-ins of the $3.24 level.....$97.20. I will move up to each subsequent level when I reach 30 buy-ins.
So far, so good!! 36-11 in my first 47 $1.08 DoN's!! I don't expect this winning pct. to continue, planned on it taking about 12 weeks to get to the $2.16 level, but at this pace I may be there before March 1st!
My questions to the other Cardschat forum members are these.........
Does anyone else on this forum exclusively play DoN's?? If so, when I get to the larger buy-in levels ($10.80 on up) does the play level improve too much to expect a 60% win rate??
Thanks in advance for any input!! Best of luck at the tables!!