May 11, 2012
I made these goals out about a week ago. Summer is finally here. Time to put the plan into action.
Moving Through the Micros
Building a bankroll from $100 (.02/.04) to $5,000 (1/2)
The goal is to grind through micro-stakes no-limit hold ‘em and end up properly rolled for small stakes play.
Start with 25 buy ins at .02/.04
Move up when bankroll reaches 25 buy ins at the next level
Drop down when bankroll falls under 20 buy ins at current level
* obviously cannot fall drop down from .02/.04
Stakes 25 buy ins 20 buy ins
.02/.04 $100 $80
.05/.10 $250 $200
.10/.25 $625 $500
.25/.50 $1,250 $1,000
.50/1.00 $2,500 $2,000
1.00/2.00 $5,000 $4,000
Hands required to move up from one level to the next at different win-rates:
Hands per hour for 6-Max and Full Ring:
Estimated average is 90 hands per hour for 6-Max and 60 for Full Ring.
Goal is to play a minimum of 10 hours a week with a majority of play being done 4-tabling 6-Max. Let’s say on average 8 hours of 6-Max and 2 hours of Full Ring (6-tabling)
· 4-tabling 6-Max and 6-tabling Full Ring both average 360 hands per hour
· 10 hours/week = 3,600 20 = 7,2000 30= 10,800 etc.
Summer 2012: Building a Bankroll and Getting in Shape
*Wake-up by 7 a.m. at least 5 days a week
*Spend at least 1 hour going over last poker session on PT3 or studying poker first thing in the morning over breakfast. (and possibly keeping a poker journal/ blog)
*Wake Max up and take him to daycare by at least 8:30 a.m. on days when he goes.
*Upon returning take Barley for a walk and then brush, feed, water him.
1 hour of exercise (not including walking the dog) at least 3 days a week more if possible.
If working until afternoon get in 2-4 hours of poker in during the time until work.
If not closing, get in 2 hours of poker from 10 p.m. to Midnight unless plans are made otherwise.
Spend as much remaining time as possible trying to be useful around the house; cleaning, yard work, etc.
Shower and be in bed by 12:15 a.m.
Listen to poker podcast while falling asleep.
2 pkg oatmeal
1 cup coffee
1 cup juice
1 cup milk
4 strips of bacon
Tuna, Turkey sandwich or bowl of soup
Snacks 2x daily
1 snack fruit ex. Apples and peanut butter
1 snack nuts ex. ¼ cup almonds
Sensible portion of whatever we have for dinner.