I could go in depth into figures and break down everything I played but for a number of reasons I won't do this. While my goal remains the same I have decided to alter my journey. Regards mtts my initial rules will apply (look at blog 1 for these). However I have decided to change my approach to the heads up hypers. This may take me longer to reach my goal but it eliminates the chance of any huge swings that will affect my confidence. In my opinion it is 100% guaranteed that I will complete the challenge at some point. Initially I was met with some skepticism for my perilous bankroll approach but this new approach will indicate how big of a nit I really am. I may be burning money in the long run by not playing higher limits but c'est la vie. Security is a extremely valuable to me. A small downswing at the 7s ultimately brought me to this realisation. Now for my extremely nitty bankroll rules:
I cannot move up to a new level until I have 200 buy ins at that new level and I must move down if I go below 150. Thus I need $1400 to play the 7s. Nitty? An understatement perhaps. However I am content with such rules and they will make each transition smoother and less precarious. So how did month 1 go you ask? Reasonably smooth. A bink in one heads up tournament was extremely beneficial while 4or5 bubbles hurt like mad. An initial heater at the 7s was rewarding while a small downswing both affected my confidence and made me reanalyse my targets and move back to the 3.50s. When all was said and done I ended the month with $945. I guess a profit of roughly $840 any month can't be sniffed at a recreational game. I am looking forward to month 2 and hopefully revisiting the 7s at some point and crushing them :).
Gl at the tables