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02-11-2008 / 09:55
Casino / Personal / Poker tournaments / Tournament poker / Winning at poker

Big Poker Win!

Alright — my first ‘big’ poker win! Just got home from a weekend abroad, and ended up playing poker the whole time… Entered a tournament on friday, and kept playing until SUNDAY! Won the final table of a $200 No Limit Hold’Em Tournament taking down close to $25K!

Unbelievable — my first big win! YAY!!


(btw: I lost $600 on roulette online. I feel sick hehe)

11-29-2007 / 00:33
Bankroll management / MTT / Money management / Online poker / Poker / Poker software / Professional poker / SnG / Winning at poker

Building a Bankroll – A Rough Guide

If you want to play poker to have a bit of fun and you don’t care about making money, (or perhaps you are independently wealthy) look away now. Maybe sing a little song to yourself or go and play a bit of poker.

Right now the monkeys are out of the way you can focus. One of the key things about actually making money online is bankroll management. To build your bankroll so you can play with big boys can take a lot of hard work. However if you set yourself some guidelines you can become one of those players that actually make money and not one that is endlessly reloading.

Firstly keep records. Know for certain whether you are a winning player. You can get software to do this for you, pokeroffice or pokertracker, or you can set yourself up a little spreadsheet in Excel. Record wins, losses, rakes, hours played as a minimum.

Secondly implement some rules. If you play cash NLH then roughly 300 times the big blind is adequate (so for 50C/$1 games you need about $300). If you play SnG or MTT then 20 or 30 time the buy in should be adequate. If you suffer three or four bad beats (or losses through stupidity – yes we all do it) the get up from the computer and do something different. Whatever you do don’t double up to cover your losses.

Lastly play at a level you win at. If you make some money and move up a level but find you start to loose don’t be afraid to drop down a level. Being a winning player at a lower level that your bankroll suggest is better that blowing all your bankroll in one session.