Ok, so I am going to start at UB, (Ultimate Bet) poker. I am going to toss $100.00 on there, is it a reputable site with confirmed withdraw?
My main question, though, is what is a good "gameplan"? Currently, I have invested about $200.00 over the last 3 months or so, and I play low stakes. I did $25.00 here, $40.00 there, and have went through about $150.00, but I have learned a great deal through studying, using the 4 and 2 method against pot odds, etc. I conisder this a sound investment, as most spend WAY more than this in thier "learning process". When I started 3 months ago, I actually thought, in my first game, that my J high flush tied the pot against an A high flush...lol. Now I have a Three-subject notebook half filled with notes, formulas, all that.
I am trying to come up with a consistant playing strategy that will pay off in the long run. So far, I have this:
1) Use Phil Gordon's 4 and 2 method, and compare to pot odds. (If your draw chance is higher than the pot odds, make the call).
2) Always call, (or raise with a good hand), when you are the small blind, with a terrible hand even, especially when the table all but folds out before you. You never know what can flop, you are against one or two opponents, and you are already invested.
3) Starting last night, I made the decision to play ONLY these starting hands:
AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT, 99, 88, AKs, AQs, AJs, ATs, A9s, KQs, KJs, KTs, QJs, QTs, AKo, AQo, AJo, KQo
4) Stick to low limit, but not TOO low, (we all know how the ultra-low games are played....donk-city). Currently, I am doing .05/.10 limit cash games, and 2.00 Sit n Go's. I stay away from tournaments.
Any feedback with this so far? Anything to add? What should I be sticking to mainly? Limit? Sit n Go's? A mix?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Thread: Question on starting a bankroll
February 3rd, 2011 #1
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Question on starting a bankroll
February 3rd, 2011 #2
I can't vouch for UB now (Steve?), but I know they had some issues in the past with legitamacy.
The 4 & 2 method is flawed, at least the 4 part. the 4 is for BOTH the turn and river. If you are considering just one street, use the 2+2 for both streets.
2) OMG NO NO NO.
3) Good start, but they need to be adjusted with position.
4) If you are playing SNG's, why won't you play MTT's? They can be more lucrative if your the right type of player.
Know your Bankroll limits.Luck is a Residue of Design.
February 3rd, 2011 #3
I'd say Marm answered your questions, so i'll just vouch for UB.
UB is a great site to play at. Lots of regs and fewer donks at the level you are wanting to play. Fewer donks usually means fewer badbeats. I play on AP/UB at the 6.50-12.50 sng level. I have never had a problem making a withdrawal. Since I have been cashing out for almost a year, I still have the option to send a check by mail. As you are going to be a new member, you won't have the option to send a check by mail, but they have other(quicker) ways of making a withdrawal. I started with 25 bucks right around a year ago and have since turned it into over $3500 just playing sngs. If you're a consistant winner the sngs are a great way to start building a BR. Good luck!
Last edited by Ipokergood; February 3rd, 2011 at 07:12 PM.
February 3rd, 2011 #4
Good to hear somebody vouching for UB, used ot be one of my favorite sites back int eh day. The all black background made using a hud wonderful.
But in the flip side of fewer donks, less bead beats, but less dead money too.Luck is a Residue of Design.
February 4th, 2011 #5
If you're looking for a good way to slowly increase your bankroll while getting a feel for the game, the way I started was on PokerStars in Double or Nothing Sit & Go tournaments. You pay $2.00 as a buy in for example in a tournament with 10 people. When five people are out, the tournament is over. No matter how many chips you have left, as long as you're still in you win $4.00.
February 4th, 2011 #6
February 4th, 2011 #7
I tried sitting out a few times, it just depends who you get seated with really. If you're playing Double or Nothing 10 seat games at $1.00 then you can sit out because everybody will play loose, but if you're playing Double of Nothing 10 seat for say $10.00, it's going to be different obviously.
Besides Double or Nothing there's also Knock Out games where you're awarded $1.00 for everybody that you take out, sort of like the NAPT Bounty Shoot Out event if you've ever seen that on television. Then there's Fifty50, where after five people become out, they hand out the prize money based on the amount of chips everybody has left. If it was a 10 seat tournament and you're left at the end out of the five remaining players and you have 10% of the chips, you get 10% of the prize pool etc.
They're all very fun, and you can play any of them for $1.00. I used to just mess around on those three kind of games when I was first starting.
February 4th, 2011 #8
Trying one now... we'll seeLuck is a Residue of Design.
February 4th, 2011 #9
February 4th, 2011 #10
Hehehe... VPIP 0f 4, PFR of 3, and an AFq of 85. And I'm chip leader. 1 to go
And I cashed as I typed that. Not bad. Encourages good tight play.
Last edited by Marm; February 4th, 2011 at 11:34 AM.Luck is a Residue of Design.
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