Welcome mobsters, if you are reading this blog for the very first time, I thank you for your initial interest. I think that if you give it a little time, you will find something that will peak your interest.
I am a semi-pro poker player and an author. I am currently working on several projects for publication, and will be discussing them on occasion in this blog. If you are a fan then I warn you, from time to time there will be spoiler book ideas discussed.
Section 1: Poker Tips & Concepts
Psychologically it is much easier to move up to higher playing level then it is to be forced to drop down to a lower cash level. Generally most players want to get to a point where they can play at the higher cash levels and make more money.
Most players would agree that when you are trying to move up to a new higher limit it is very exciting. They are often nervous and focused on the action much more, it can be fun to step out of our comfort zone and try to step up and play with the bigger players.
The opposite is often true when your bankroll forces you to step back down in playing limits. Players often feel that they are somehow failures when they must drop down in levels. Stepping backwards can really put a player on tilt. There are players who get desperate to chase there loses and do the opposite of what they should be doing. Instead of moving down they mistakenly try to move up a level or two to try and make a fast bankroll rebound by getting lucky and hitting a quick or big win. If they get unlucky however, this put them even further behind and it is very difficult to keep from tilting even further, and then often another mistake leads to going bust. Losing a bankroll this way puts us out of the game and sitting along the rail.
Everyone knows that eventually in order to get better and stay interested we must move up in levels. I would like to offer you the following advice.
1st - Once you decide it is time to make an attempt to move up into a higher stake limit, make sure you actually have the bankroll to do so. You really should have a least ten buy-ins for the higher level to even think about it. Decide that your attempt will only be allowed to cost you a specific amount of your current bankroll.
2nd - Whenever you take a shot at moving up in a playing level go into your menu table area and turn OFF the auto rebuy feature. Regardless of which poker site you are playing on. You need to do this in order to have full control over the amount of money you are actually risking during the attempt to move up levels. This is especially important if you are multi-tabling. If you do not do this then you can very quickly lose allot more money if you start taking loses then you intended. You want to be able to see the exact amount of money you have in play during the entire level up transition.
3rd - Consider only play two table maximum when you are trying to move up in your playing level. The reason is simple. You really want to be able to follow everything that is going happening on the two tables. You can't possibly bring your "A" game to ten or more tables at the same time for very long, by only playing on two tables at once during your move upward in cash levels you will be increasing you chances to win and remain at the new higher levels geminately. Remember you can always add more tables slowly as you continue to build up you bankroll playing successfully at the new higher level.
Until next time
Section 2: "Ronin's Bankroll Management Challenge"
Well this section is going to be familiar to the forum regulars as I have been running this section for awhile in the forums, It is about the single most important skill a poker player must have in their arsenal in order to be a successful winning player.
Bankroll Management has been estimated to be the single most neglected poker skill by almost 95% of all players. Countless books have been written on the subject, and yet most players most often just ignore the rules of proper bankroll management.
I too fall into this trap at times.
This section is intended to show how proper bankroll management can ensure that and good poker player who approaches his bankroll and poker play from a solid and disciplined position can succeed.
It also is intended to help me to remain focus and discipline in my own bankroll quest to succeed.
Update time: I am going to keep this bankroll challenge short and sweet. Twenty days ago I was going through allot of really bad stuff in my on real life. I went on tilt and lost every dollar of my bankroll. I make no excuses, I broke every single rule and was so tilted and in so much emotional pain I just did not care at all. I was forced to buy back in for $50 US and started grinding again from a better place. I lost $70 yesterday.
New current Bankroll is now $220 US
The 60 day bankroll challenge began on Monday January 27th, 2014.
Section 3: The daily rant.
I do not understand people whom are supposed to be working in government service sectors who treat people with utter disdain. These people's jobs are supposed to be there to help those in need.
The however seem to think that the help they are supposed to be there to provide is somehow coming out of their own pockets. If people hate their fellow citizens why the hell would they go into such a service oriented field of work? If they are unhappy in their jobs and have come to hate and totally mistrust everyone they are supposed to be helping then I think they should find another job where they can be happy doing whatever it is they are doing. Why keep doing a job that you hate when they can move onward to something else.
Well until next time, be cool.
Section 4: The call of the Muse (Wednesday's)
This section will also be familiar to forum regulars. I am resurrecting Ronin's Short Story blog which I ran for a time. Yes mobsters I am going to write more poker based shorts here on BankrollMob.
I have decided to once again start writing in "The Bluff - A Poker Short Story".
I will re-post the entire story here in this new blog area along with a new section in the next few hours.
I apologize to Steve's fans for the long wait.
I hope you enjoy the new blog area.
The Bluff - A Poker Short Story
Chapter 2: part #4
So until later mates.
Section 5: The Escape
I have been very discouraged lately with my lack of positive progress on the health side of things. I have been experiences more and more setbacks physically. I do not think I have lost any weight in the last month but since I cannot get out getting weight it is imposable to know for sure. I think I am going to invest in a new bariatric scale which can weight me accurately. I think I really need to know what I currently do weight in order to move forward.
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