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  4-Nov-18, 02:34   #1
Report on my last year 0 
erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 1229
As usual I finished the year with a profit. I only played for about 6 months of the last year so keep that in mind when you read these numbers.

I started the year with a bankroll of only $17. I slowly got that amount up a bit and at one point it was sitting at $141. I did however get a huge downswing whit literally nothing going my way. Due to this my bankroll diminished significantly.

I did play as many of the Monster Series MTTs as I could with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $4.40 but with little success. I made a few bad decissions but I also got sucked out on the river, A LOT! I'm not sure how much I lost on these MTTs but I would guess around $25. There were a few times I was really close to a cash and had I made at least a min cash on half of those games, I would have ended up close to break-even.

The total amount of withdrawals for the year sums up to about $68. These were made to cover some real life expenses when things were really tight financially.

The amount of my bankroll at the end of the year (not calender year, I count November to November since withdrawals are usually used to help with christmas presents) sits at $22. This amount will be the starting bankroll for next year.

My total profit for the year sums up to $73. The amount isn't a big one but considering my starting bankroll I'm kinda happy with it. I ended the year with 5.3 times the amount I started with.

All in all, I'm happy with my result but I'm hoping to get an even better one next year!

     
  4-Nov-18, 04:37   #2
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pajalnick 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Russian Federation
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 5230
Of course, 73 dollars is a very small amount .... considering that you are playing at small bets with goals to improve the game. Then all this is great ...... maybe next years you will increase the stakes by an order ..... and I look it won't even be 73 dollars but already 730 .... or 7300 ..... Good luck in the game

     
  4-Nov-18, 04:54   #3
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Serpang 
Joined: Jan '10
Location: Indonesia
Age: 55 (M)
Posts: 1712
Congratulation!!! Win is win, much better than lost, lol. About amount that's depend our luck...just keep trying, you have ability, hopefully you will win huge prize one day. Sometimes depend on how we handle our problem at table, right ? Good luck at next struggle Smile Smile

     
  4-Nov-18, 12:01   #4
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 12981
It wasnt a big amount at the end, if you consider that some other players can win
this amount in a couple of days Smile
But with the number of games you have managed to play in this period of time and buy ins,
it wasnt bad Smile
A small profit is always better than a loss.

And you still have the tournament series you are going to play, and you can hit big there.

     
  4-Nov-18, 12:26   #5
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 6494
dont get me wrong,nice that you made profit at end of playing in this year,but this is not some big amount!you played 12 months and you got only 56 $ profit!so or you didnt play lot of poker or you dont have much benefits from it!dont get me wrong,but this should be much better or you can change game!
but at least you didnt lost anything!you must upraged your play somehow!

     
  4-Nov-18, 14:26   #6
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erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 1229
Posted by dule-vu:
dont get me wrong,nice that you made profit at end of playing in this year,but this is not some big amount!you played 12 months and you got only 56 $ profit!so or you didnt play lot of poker or you dont have much benefits from it!dont get me wrong,but this should be much better or you can change game!
but at least you didnt lost anything!you must upraged your play somehow!

Obviously you didn't read the post properly.
"I only played for about 6 months of the last year so keep that in mind when you read these numbers." The very first part of the post staten this. And by not playing more then at the most 2 days a week on average, and after a huge downswing where I lost a big part of my bankroll, and with the fact that I only had $17 to start with, I don't think it's a bad result at all. And the profit for the year was $73 and not $56, and only in half the time that you said.

Next time, actually read the entire message before you assume something.

     
  4-Nov-18, 19:20   #7
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shokaku 

Joined: May '08
Location: Germany
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 6612
Not bad percentage wise, but of cause only a small amount of money in total. A lot of players struggle to even beat the rake, so the result is quite impressive. And MTTs have a high variance, so a longer swing with no cashes is nothing to unusual in that format.

     
  4-Nov-18, 23:45   #8
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erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 1229
I'm really hoping that next year will be better! This was a profit, but a small one. The coming year doesn't start with much better conditions then last year, only $5 more. I am however planning on playing the entire year, not only 6 month, so that should get my potential winnings up a little bit.

First goal on this new year is to reach $55 so I can start playing the $0.55 games. One step at a time!

     
  5-Nov-18, 12:14   #9
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 12981
While you have made a profit this year, with the amount you have won,
you are considered a recreational player Smile
You should have to raise the ante at some point and go after big winnings next year Smile
You just need a nice win in a tournament to give you that extra boost.

     
  5-Nov-18, 12:51   #10
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 6494
Ok,it was my mistake with profit,its not 56,its 73 $,but still this isnt big profit and this you could get just to write posts at BRM forum every day and you would get this amount in 6 months and even more with BRM calendar and other things!
but still I wish you luck in next months and that you earn more then in this year!

     
  5-Nov-18, 17:49   #11
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Gerimantas 
Joined: Jan '17
Location: Lithuania
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 1498
Yes i too think this is situation where you can look how you want, because 73 dollars is not big profit for year we all can say, but if you think that you increase your bankroll more than 5 times this is fantastic result all agree

     
  5-Nov-18, 22:44   #12
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erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 1229
I never said it's a big profit, only that considering the amount I had to start with, the major downswing I got, the fact that I only played for 6 of the past 12 months and then only 2 days a week on average, it's at least a decent profit. And yeah, I could possibly earn that much just by writing here on the forum but I'm not writing pointless posts just to get some points, it's just a bonus for me.

My goal for the coming 12 months is simple: Make $100 in withdrawals and increase my bankroll to $55. Or simply put, $133 profit.

     
  6-Nov-18, 07:34   #13
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 5443
Erru. Well done on breaking out on top in terms of making a profit. Now, next year!

I am wondering about your bankroll management. You seem to be playing at 1% of your bankroll with your buy ins. Is this correct? Have you considered raising your percentage of your bankroll that you play with. Most people recommend around 10%, so this could increase your profits instantly.

     
  6-Nov-18, 21:36   #14
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erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 1229
I've honestly never heard of anyone ever sugesting a 10 BI strategy as a good bankroll management. It could boost the profit yes, but it could also easily lead to a complete bust as well. What I have heard, when it comes to MTTs, is anywhere between 100 and 200 BI due to the big variance in these games.

I'm gonna stick to the 100 BI since I wouldn't be able to make a new deposit if I bust. I'd rather be safe then sorry.

     
  8-Nov-18, 13:50   #15
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Gerimantas 
Joined: Jan '17
Location: Lithuania
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 1498
I too think personally that to have 10 buyins for tournament you play is very small money to have, some bag luck and you have nothing to play your tournament. Now 100 buyins is very secure and for tournament is gios, maybe for sit and go 50 buyins is good

     
  8-Nov-18, 13:57   #16
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 12981
I agree also that is hard to get along with 10 buy ins while playing tournaments.
It can be done at some point with cash games, but that another story.
It is easier to double for example in a cash game, than winning in a single tournament,
your money back. Personal opinion Smile

     
  14-Nov-18, 18:09   #17
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 5443
You are all missing the point. I haven’t suggested 10 buy ins. I have suggested that if you are playing 0.55c tournaments, that is way too low a buy in and you should be hitting a higher buy in to maximise your chance of winning more. Playing such low limits will take you forever to raise your bankroll and should be risking more to earn more and grow your bankroll.....modifying the amount of buy in if you keep losing and move down a level.

     
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