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Ferguson.. Smerguson...

By: 18source @ 11:26 (EST) / 388 / Comment ( 5 )

If you been reading my blog you know that on FTP I started my Quest to do a "Ferguson". If you don't know what that is,Chris played in Freerolls until he earned enough to graduate to games with real-money buy-ins. From that point on, he adhered to a strict set of guidelines to build up his bankroll:

  • He never bought into a cash game or a Sit & Go for more than 5 percent of his total bankroll; the only exception was at the lowest limits: he was allowed to buy into any game with a buy-in of $2.50 or less
  • He didn’t buy into any multi-table tournaments for more than 2 percent of his total bankroll; the only exception was $1 MTTs
  • If at any time during a No-Limit or Pot-Limit cash-game session the money on the table represented more than 10 percent of his total bankroll, he had to leave the game when the blinds reached him

Getting started wasn’t easy. In fact, it took more than seven months of steady play until he got his bankroll to stabilize above $100, turning a $1 tournament buy-in into $104 when he finished second in a 683-player tournament. From there, it took Chris eight more months to reach $10K.

So if you been playing for more then 7 months on free rolls don't give up hope. I had some good wins in only 3 months on my challange. And I had one several smaller turnies and was hopeful to follow Chris's footsteps but when FTP was shut down I lost it all. I am going to do the simular thing here. I will let you know from Week to week the progress. Please stay tuned and start your own challanges and let me know how your doing! May the Odds be with you!

In Lak 'esh,

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