For the poor folks...

N.D.

N.D.

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I'm in a really good mood. It's just a matter of time before I'm cussing out the monitor and wishing death on whoever chases me to the river with a hand that makes me throw up just a little bit in my mouth.

But for the now, I'm in a really good mood. I'm downright optimistic. I'm at about $50 having had to pull myself out of a tilty-tailspin. I've broken even. Breaking even feels really good after a tailspin. I'm practically luxuriating in having broken even...

So if you're poor like me. Say you deposited $50 to a site, or got a nifty no deposit bonus, or went through freeroll purgatory to make a few bucks - yeah this thread's for you.

We need a plan. I mean we've all got a bit of money and a whole lot of hope, but we need a plan. I'm serious.

Here's what I've got so far:

1. Take no more than 5% of total funds to the table and leave when you double up(or get really lucky just b4 you leave to more than double up).

2. Rebuy 2 times or less, 3rd strike and you're out. I have it in my head that this will minimize tilt.

3. Keep goals small. I know we all want to turn a bit into a whole lot. Start with $50 and turn it into $50k. It's doable. But with that hanging over my head, I don't think I could function. I say keep the goals small. Like every $10 or so, you've succeeded. Ya know? Or even make them so you reach a certain # of points while still making and maintaining a profit. Baby steps, ya know?

That's it. That's all I've got. Beyond that I play the best I can at my level.

That's fine if you have I'd say at least $25 to play with but I think this could use more input.

I know there are a bunch of challenge type threads where the goal seems to build a sizable bankroll by hook or by crook. That's cool. But just one for trying it in a tried and true manner(or as close as we can come to it?), couldn't hurt. Or could it?
 
Ursala

Ursala

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just try not to punch the screen, flicking it can be problematic too.

Otherwise, good thoughts...
 
premierplayer

premierplayer

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Follow Fergies bankroll management.
 
Monoxide

Monoxide

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just try not to punch the screen, flicking it can be problematic too.

Otherwise, good thoughts...

what about a foot thru the monitor?

surely that cannot be bad!
 
KingCurtis

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this is a decent plan myabe someone wiill follow it and then tell us the outcome
 
NineLions

NineLions

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Been there, done that, made it for a while, now trying to re-energize.

I started with freeroll winnings (needed 3 wins before I started to build that account) as well as a $50 deposit on another site. The $50 went down to $18 or so after a month of playing different levels.

What helped me was a goal and a focus. The goal was to collect points to get my deposit bonus. The focus I chose was $10NL because I figured I could collect the bonus playing regularly at that level. I also decided that I was willing to make another deposit in order to make that bonus if I needed to do so.


That goal and focus worked for me. For a few months I ground out a basic ability and built a decent beginner's bankroll (without additional deposits).
 
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fastplay

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Good plan. I havent played at alot of sites, but I like the beginer SNGs at bodog, 5 people cash out of 10. You can make the $ pretty easy by just not being a donk.
 
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