Since getting serious about my poker playing, the bankroll has been doing very well. It seems like yesterday, but it was almost two months ago that I took $130 profit from a year’s worth of playing at UB and added a $300 starting bankroll. Since then, I’ve taken the $300 out and now my bankroll is entirely composed of profits. It’s sitting at about $2,000. I figure it’s time to set some goals for the coming months.
Yes, the blogger tourney win did contribute $800 to the bankroll and I’ve had about $200 in bonuses, but my win rate at the ring games has been steady. When I was playing .5/1 I was pulling in over 5.5 BB/100 hands and at 1/2 it’s almost 5. If I could eliminate the tilt factor that creeps in here and there, I’d be cleaning up even more. I know I have plenty of things to work on, but the foundation has been set and seems to be supporting some of my weaknesses.
I plan to move up to 2/4 soon since I have no reason not to. My bankroll is well over the 300 BB required to play there. Anyone playing 2/4 notice a big difference in the level of play?
OK…on to the goal. At the end of March the lease is up on my car and I plan to buy a used SUV of some sort. I’ve had my eye on the GMC Envoy for a couple of months now, but have yet to take one for a spin. I don’t have much money stored away in a savings account. Basically enough to pay the bills each month and some extra in case of an emergency. I’d like to be able to afford a nice down payment on the vehicle and my goal is to have it all come from other people’s poker donations.
The way I figure it, I have about three and a half months to grind it out. If I can move up to 2/4 soon and then 3/6 in that time period I think I’d be able to have a nice stack of chips to hand over to the dealer (car dealer that is). I don’t think it’s too unreasonable to shoot for the bankroll to be at $7,000. I think I’ll move up to 2/4 in the next few days and then have another goal to be playing 3/6 by the 1st of the year. Who knows, I might move up to 2/4 and find out that I’ve been extremely lucky. It can’t hurt to take a shot though. If you have a vision, you can reach that final desitination. Without it, you’re wandering around blind.
If I can hit $7,000 I’ll be able to pull out $5,000 for a down payment and still have $2,000, which is enough of a bankroll to still support 3/6.
What are your poker goals for the coming months?