So, I am doing well and I want to keep doing well and don't want to give any opportunity to tilt. I tilt when I feel I have made losses and am chasing so if I put a nice goal in place to work towards, I shouldn't have to stress too much about that.

 

Side Goal : Reach Silverstar (only 1/2 a step off as we speak) and retain Silverstar for October/November

 

Immediate Goal : Reach $125 bankroll

Strategy : Play the following games

CASH : Proper cash (not Zoom**) at $2 buy in 2 NL, with 1 rebuy permitted and play to maximum of $8

MTT : 1 or 2 games per day, $1.10 max buyin

SNG : 10x $1.00 games per day, made up of 2 x 180-man and 8 x 45-man, all regular speed

If things go wrong? : Put a stop-loss in of $50 - If i reach this, there could be a leak in my game and address if this is the case and worth continuing with the plan.

** I know I applauded Zoom for my style but feel that the wins are too polarized and although I have a skill edge over players in there typically, its not skilling me up on playing proper cash games

 

 

Next Goal : Reach $250 bankroll

Strategy : Play the following games

CASH : Proper cash (not Zoom**) at $5 buy in 2 NL, with 1 rebuy permitted and play to maximum of $20

MTT : 1 or 2 games per day, $2.20 max buyin

SNG : 10x $2.50 games per day, made up of all 90-man, all regular speed

If things go wrong? : Plan will be to drop down to the $125 goal plan above if I hit $75 bankroll, this gives me a variance of the difference ($125 - $75) of $50, or 20 buy ins, which should be good enough to avoid overplaying the new stake level. I might be good, or bad, or unlucky but if I do run a bit down, I have a backup plan and revert to the (upto $125) plan above and address any issues I have should I not be able to break this wall and keep flipping between them.

 

 

 

This plan should see me covering my bases (giving me an absolute stop-loss of $50 bankroll) as well as the flexibility to start moving up stake to the $2.50 games and keeping me agile enough to drop up and down between either plan as I cover myself from overplaying my skill.

This is probably over-thinking the process, but I only have to come up with this once since when it is in place I can play against it as my defined rules and not let any "should i play this" or "should i play that" come into my head because if its not in the plan, its not being played.

 

Welcome any feedback anyone has to my thoughts on this, good? bad?

 

To summarize, the purpose of me doing this is to keep myself playing well and to a structure, I tilt - I tilt very badly and it all comes down to the part of me that wants to get quick wins and gamble. This will stop that