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Find your comfort zone to grow your Bankroll!

By: Roslyn_akka @ 19:32 (EDT) / 341 / Comment ( 1 )

I been trying to find a way to improve my game since I started in December. I just wanna share my ideas that have worked for me. Might all be bad tips but they have worked for me.

 First of all play in tournaments that you feel comfortable in, I noticed that if you are not 100% comfortable with buy-in that will  effect your game a lot. For example I started with 0.10$ and 0.25$ MTTs. After a while I got to higher level and being comfortable there. Now my comfort level to buy-in is up to 5$ on MTTs, 3.50$ for 9 player STG. Also you might take advantage of great satellites found in STG/satellites lobby. I have found 6 player Hyper satellites be perfect for me (2 out of 6 get ticket). With these you might remember tho, that you don´t over play the satellite so actual buy-in is more than tourney is valued. I usually take 2 tries (often 1st works), if no ticket after 2 tries, I move on. Then when you get to these TheBig and TheBigger tournaments treat them like the money you spent getting in, makes it less stressing if you often are stuck in thinking buy-in.

 If you play micro stakes cash games, you might need be ready for bad beats and weird calls. On micros most players have no idea what they are doing and call with weirdest hands. This might get you tilting but you have to remember that in the long run by playing good you end in top always. If bad beats come, never take it out on table. Blow some steam on twitter or some other media but never at the table.

 Last, when you get your comfort level up to 5$ buy-in for MTTs you might find that playing there is easier. Also on those levels the table talk becomes more civilized. If you were not already playing position on lower games now is time to start. For example playing rag Ace from early position will destroy you in the end. If you play for example A6 o from early position and Ace hits but no two pair, what will you do? chances are that you are against better Ace. Also remember if it looks like flush, it usually is flush.

 I know these are not Pro advices but these have helped me to withdraw some money and still have good BR to play with. Remember, when you are a rookie player do not try make lots of money in a day. take you time, grow your BR slowly and learn the game. One day I will learn also.

See you all at the tables



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