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Milestone hands are back! - Mon Jul 18, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Yes, indeed they are. The last time they had it i never won it... but this time i will try harder. yesterday i had a session of about 760 hands and about 840 hands today while multi-tabling 10 PLO tables. My first thought was that i was going to lose a lot of money, but it turns out i can make profit while doing this and i can get a lot more points. My first session i started out a little shaky but then started to gain momentum as i went on. So i will continue doing this for a while and hopefully win a milestone hand. (I'm thinking about switching to hold'em... not sure yet)
So what about you guys? how are you going to try and win the milestone hand? Or if you won the milestone hand last year? Tell me all about it!
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2011, 01:00 PM
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Hey eagle, I had a bash at this, this morning playing 4 (.1c/2c ) nl holdem tables and i have to say after about 1 hour my head popped and ended up closing 2 of the tables. I continued with just the 2 other tables for another hour before throwing the towel in and walking away scratching my sore head - $5 from my BR and not a sniff of a milestone hand, but as the saying goes you gotta be in it to win it so i might have another go latter on. Good Luck
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2011, 01:16 PM
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i played about 5000 hands all day yesterday trying to make it, was multitabling FLHE $0.05/$0.10, was down about $10. gave up and came 2nd in a wee 50cent tourny for $125 hehe
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Hey eagle, I had a bash at this, this morning playing 4 (.1c/2c ) nl holdem tables and i have to say after about 1 hour my head popped and ended up closing 2 of the tables. I continued with just the 2 other tables for another hour before throwing the towel in and walking away scratching my sore head - $5 from my BR and not a sniff of a milestone hand, but as the saying goes you gotta be in it to win it so i might have another go latter on. Good Luck
Haha, keep on trying hitman. So i switched to hold'em today and i find it alot easier to multi-table. The most i think i had was 14, i could probably squeeze a few more in there... but no luck. guess i gotta keep trying! The thing i found though was i could get alot more points playing PLO than hold'em but i think i can make the most profit at hold'em so i'll stick with that.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2011, 03:47 PM
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14 tables you gotta be kidding me my head was spinning juggling 4 your eyes will look like this tomorrow hehe good luck m8 hope you catch it.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2011, 04:27 PM
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14 tables you gotta be kidding me my head was spinning juggling 4 your eyes will look like this tomorrow hehe good luck m8 hope you catch it.
lol, naww i thought the same thing but its not that bad. i made like $12 multi-tabling combining my PLO and hold'em, altogether about 2500 hands. It keeps me a lot more focused at least! haha. When you multi-table 4 tables how do you arrange your tables? do you tile, stack, or cascade?
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2011, 09:39 PM
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Yet another session but no luck... Will i ever win one!! aww well theres always tommorrow. So hows everyone else doin, did you guys win a milestone hand yet?
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2011, 08:00 AM
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I know my graph is awesome right, nothing like having a solid cash game =] it was what I considered myself better at 02~09 but either I forgot a lot or everyone else learnt a lot (btw Rolf Slotboom, I hate you for writing that book =[ !! )



Anyhoot, care to guess when the last lot of milestone hands were?
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Ouch, that's a pretty ugly graph there zlizard, i'm kinda afraid to ask how big the increments are! lol. Did u manage to get a milestone hand last time?
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2011, 10:35 AM
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it's not pretty eh? =] I wouldn't advise playing poker at all, particularly not multi-tabling long sessions with mental health issues ;]

It's a mix of limits - most hands are like bb2¢ or bb5¢ level in that time frame, the occasional sit in bb25¢ etc spikes one way or other; particularly as I micro-buy into the tables atm so variance is massive.

Obv I'm not playing good poker, no doubt about that.

I used to play plo25, plo50 and plo100 with the occasional parlay @ plo200, so I'm not sweating a $200 spread in that graph but...not building a roll is indeed...not building a roll.

As far as milestone hands go - no, not even a sniff, think they were March 2011 and perhaps similar time in 2010?

One thing I would say - do not go out of your way to play 10, 20 tables at a time if you're used to 1-tabling; maybe increase the # tables by 20~40% get comfortable then repeat if you are still winning at that level.
This whole milestone thing carries terrible odds at you getting dealt into one, so sure - have some more cash sessions, longer cash sessions or more tables (in increments) - but in the same way as you shouldn't shoot for 150+VPP in the league if you cannot get that level - do not break yourself shooting for the moon in this.

Obv eagle, you are comfortable multi-tabling so that doesn't really apply for you but some others might get excited by the milestone. If it happens cool, but it's so unlikely - so stick to banking at the cash tables if that's your thing.
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2011, 01:32 PM
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it's not pretty eh? =]One thing I would say - do not go out of your way to play 10, 20 tables at a time if you're used to 1-tabling; maybe increase the # tables by 20~40% get comfortable then repeat if you are still winning at that level.
This whole milestone thing carries terrible odds at you getting dealt into one, so sure - have some more cash sessions, longer cash sessions or more tables (in increments) - but in the same way as you shouldn't shoot for 150+VPP in the league if you cannot get that level - do not break yourself shooting for the moon in this.
TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS! Getting the milestone is highly unlikely and i wouldn't go out of your way to multi-table so many that you are not able to handle and lose your BR. For me i use to multi-table mostly 6 tables or maybe 4 for cash games, i'm only now starting to getting into multi-tabling sitngo's (For me starting at 2) but i can get a lot more profit doing this rather than just 1-tabling. But if you can only multi-table one thats FINE. I suggest just trying it once or twice to get the feel for it and if you don't like it switch back. For those that do multi-table and haven't tried going for more tables just TRY IT, i'm glad i did. I can now multi-table 15 NL Hold'em 9max and show more profit than what i use to do, So far i've only had one bad session but those happen. GL ALL AND I HOPE YOU GET DEALT A MILESTONE HAND
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 08:14 AM
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Any news on the milestone hands yet? Over a billion hands gone and still no luck for me. (Maybe they're saving the 65 billionth hand for me... THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!)
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Any news on the milestone hands yet? Over a billion hands gone and still no luck for me. (Maybe they're saving the 65 billionth hand for me... THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!)
I think you mean "over 100 million hands gone" other wise we would be past 65 billion haha!

And ive had about 4 sessions of $0.01/$0.02 NLHE 9 max multi tabling 10 each time. no luck for me but im close to 150vpp now!
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 08:35 AM
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Same here - i'm multi tabling like some sort of insane mofo !!!
And making some rather untowards comments when once again i see that i have'nt been picked !!
I guess all we can do is hope and congratulate the 0.0000000001% who do make it !!!!!
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 09:50 AM
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I think you mean "over 100 million hands gone" other wise we would be past 65 billion haha!

And ive had about 4 sessions of $0.01/$0.02 NLHE 9 max multi tabling 10 each time. no luck for me but im close to 150vpp now!
Haha you're right, i've been multi-tabling like crazy, i think my brain is fried... i don't even think i know the difference between right and left now! lol But i'm determined to get the milestone hand fried brain or not!
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 06:17 PM
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Any updates on the milestone hand? i haven't tried to get it much today, pretty much none at all.
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 06:20 PM
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played maybe 750h today, through idk - 6 or 7 milestones.

seem to hit 6 handed tables a lot, conspiracy theorists will point out to a non-random section to reduce pay-out whilst others will argue there's a larger base of 6-handed tables compared to the others in the table pool.
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011, 07:00 PM
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played maybe 750h today, through idk - 6 or 7 milestones.

seem to hit 6 handed tables a lot, conspiracy theorists will point out to a non-random section to reduce pay-out whilst others will argue there's a larger base of 6-handed tables compared to the others in the table pool.
I think it hits 6 handed tables more because the hands play out a lot faster then say 9 max. And yeah, it could be probably due to the larger base of 6-handed tables also
 
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Just got milestone hand!!!! - Wed Jul 20, 2011, 09:46 PM
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