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Chris Ferguson's Challenge. - Fri Jul 06, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Inspired and intrerested by other members efforts, and realizing that I might have been playing sit and go's to high for my current bankroll, I thought I'd follow the guidelines here. I've read Ferguson used the following method :

1. He never bought into a cash game or a Sit & Go for more than 5 percent of his total bankroll; the only exception was at the lowest limits: he was allowed to buy into any game with a buy-in of $2.50 or less.

2. He didn’t buy into any multi-table tournaments for more than 2 percent of his total bankroll; the only exception was $1 MTTs.

3. If at any time during a No-Limit or Pot-Limit cash-game session the money on the table represented more than 10 percent of his total bankroll, he had to leave the game when the blinds reached him.

To see if I understand it correctly, am I right in saying that for points one and two he didn't restrict himself on the lowest sit and go's / MTT's - no matter how low his bankroll was? So, if he had a bankroll of $5, he would still play the lowest sit and go, that being $2.50?

I'm not really sure about the third point, so if someone could explain that to me I'd be grateful.

Thanks.
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Hi Shodan.

the method that was used by Chris was rules he set himself in his own challenge to build a bankroll from nothing to $1000. which he did some several years ago.[QUOTE]3. If at any time during a No-Limit or Pot-Limit cash-game session the money on the table represented more than 10 percent of his total bankroll, he had to leave the game when the blinds reached him.



What he was saying was that when playing on a cash table, if his table starting stack+any winnings from that table came to more than 10% he would close that table when the blind came round to him. As an example Say his BR was $100 and his started a cash game with a stack of say $2, when he won $9.00 at that table,his stack would be $2+$9= $11. As $11 is more that 10% of his remaining BR
($100-$2)= $98. He would leave the table. His BR would then be $109 ($98+ $11)
He would then take $2 from his new BR to a new table and start over again

Hope that clears your question up ok.


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Last edited by wiltshireman; Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 03:00 PM.. Reason: typo
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012, 03:01 PM
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What #3 in effect means, is, if he doubles his starting stack when he buys in for 5% of his total BR then he must leave the table, as he now has roughly 10% of his total BR on the table.

If he buys in for less than 5% of his BR, if he reaches the equivalent of 10% of his BR then he MUST leave, even if he is on a massive upswing.

I hope this helps.

 
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Sat Jul 07, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for answering that point guys.
 

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