It’s not a glamorous topic, but we all know how important bankroll management is to your poker career. A great way to manage your bankroll is to keep a record of your games.
Accurate records not only help track your performance, but also allow you to analyze your game and be honest with yourself. We all like to think we’re successful players, but that’s not always the case.
Here are some key categories/stats to keep in mind for each game:
* Total Points (for games that are too big, you can’t inflate the odds). * How long have you been playing the game* What games/restrictions have you playedHow much do you make (how many big blinds or big bets you win per hour)* How much do you make (how many big blinds or big bets you win per hour)
Keeping these records is really helpful Help with the basics and put the game in perspective. Personally, I like to dig deep, which is why I track my emotions in games. How you feel while playing and your mood are crucial to your training results – don’t ignore these factors.
Be aware of the following: B. When and when you feel tired After training, you start to feel tired. If you performed poorly or below par and made mistakes, write down when the mistakes occurred and what caused them. Whether you admit it or not, poker is an emotional game. It pays to follow your gut – and hopefully it pays off.
Keep these logs daily and review them monthly to analyze your game. Be honest with what you see. They’re looking for patterns: I’ve lost again because I’ve played the game too much at this limit, I’ve lost again because I’ve played the game too long, or I’ve won more than usual when I’ve only played for a short amount of time
If you notice a pattern and find yourself failing at a certain game or limitation, ask yourself, “What am I doing wrong here?” The truth hurts sometimes, but don’t Do let your ego get in the way of being a successful player. If the logs show that you’re not doing well, then it’s time to step down to the floor, re-evaluate your game, and start over.
If you see these logs, then you can be honest with yourself as a poker player. Numbers never lie, which is why it’s so important to keep an accurate record of your games.