James “HullJimi” Greenwood highlights the real benefits of the PartyPoker Bankroll Challenge, where he plans to turn his original $25 into a small fortune (maybe) while never risking more than 5% of the roll.
Some comments were made after the last post, which is nice because it shows people are reading this.
However, I came in for some criticism at the length of time this challenge is taking to get going. To be honest, it’s a fair point. I’m hardly going to be a millionaire at this rate, am I?
Yet, that’s missing the point by some distance. I’m playing well below my usual level, and so I had to adapt my game for the micro-micro stakes. I was thinking too much and it wasnt required – just play your big hands, play them hard and watch the money roll in.
Once I got my head round that, roll in it did – over the last few weeks my roll has gone up significantly.
This was an exercise in changing playing styles, discipline and patience and so far I’ve learnt a lot about myself and the game.
I am capable of grinding – previously I didn’t think I was.
I am capable of playing cash games and winning – previously I didn’t think I was!
Having previously been a SNG player, the step into cash games was a change for me, and I’ve finally gotten my head around the cash games at this level.
At face value, I’ve taken $25 and turned it into just short of $200. Once I’m over that $200 hump, I can move up the levels to NL10 and I can start learning about that level of play all over again.
The next week is the big one – I aim to crack $200 and start on the NL10. I don’t know if I’ll find that a different game to play than NL5 or not, but I’m excited to be in a position where I can find out – and it’s cost me nothing!
I’m enjoying myself, learning about the game of poker and making money – what’s not to be pleased about?! Oh, and keep the comments coming!
Last Week: $157.53
Current Bankroll: $187.92