Knowledge growing but not the bankroll
I've become student of the game about 4 month ago. I've been taking courses , reading forums and I really feel like my knowledge is growing and I'm getting better understanding of the game. But my bankroll doesn't mirrors that... I went about 15% from my original buy in and then I went back down again and now it's all the time up and down. I was running pretty bad for a while , had couple bad sucked out but I recovered. It's pretty annoying cuz I feel like I'm still in the same place... Does anyone had a same experience ?
I guess the biggest question is, "how many hands have you played?" If its relatively small sample of around 20-30k hands, its pretty normal to run break-even for such prolonged periods of time.
In regards to your play, have your analyzed your "tough" hands where you were unsure if you made the right move on various poker forums?
Also, have you considered coaching? If not, you might want to consider Paul's $25 / month subscription service...its pretty much the best deal you'll ever find:
Yeah my hand sample is pretty small so it's good to hear that this is normal ;p Yeah I do hand analysis after my games.
Coaching is not necessary for now, but thanks.
What is the best way to build up bankroll? Should I quit right away after I booked some nice win?
How it was for you Alton on the beginning? Going up all the time? 😉
Post your graph and I'll have a look to see if it looks normal (with showdown & non-showdown winnings).
Short-term variance is a part of the game.
There is no right or wrong answer to building a bankroll. If there is a fish on the table some people won't leave to the fish is gone. I typically play 30-60 minute sessions regardless of if I'm running good or bad because within 60 minutes I can maintain really good focus on the tables multi-tabling.
How was it for me...some minor ups and downs, but nothing overly major. You can take a look at most of my play here on my graph...you'll notice a constant upswing but lots of downswings and break even runs as well.
I was using PT4 demo version so my date base is gone now. I came back to playing without a hud. I take my own notes on the paper as the game goes and it seems working for me, it makes me more focus on the game and I stopped playing multi-tables. I felt too comfortable with the HUD... lol.
Sooner or later I will be back with HUD for good, but for now I will practice my game without it.
Thanks Alton for your help!