The term M was coined by Dan Harrington in "Harrington on Hold'em Vol1" as well
as in Vol 2. Its used as a measuring stick to see how you are doing in a tournament. With an M below 3, for instance, we are desperate to acquire chips but with an M of 100 we can sit back
and pick our spots.
To calculate you're M, you add: the small blind
, the big blind
, and the total cost the antes will have per round. You then divide your stack
size by this amount.
For more information, check out Harrington on Hold'em or the MTT
section at flopturnriver
linked here http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/forum/multi-table-tourney-tactics-f9.html
Example: I had a stack of 10,000 at an 8 handed table, the small blind was 100, the big blind was 200, and the ante was 25. The cost per round then was 100+200+25*8 = 500. Then my M was equal to 10,000 / 500 = 20
Created by JKDS
on 23 Jul, 2009