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Ed's New Cowboy's Challenge for November - Mon Oct 31, 2011, 07:44 AM
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OK Cowboy -

This time its serious!

I will be playing $0.50 buy in games in November for Cowboy's Challenge, attempting to double a stake of 25 buy ins, $12.50, up to $25.00 or more over the course of 100 sitngo tourneys.

This means moving back to the $0.50 45 man Turbo sitngos.

I'll be cracking on with this from tomorrow to try to get ahead of the average daily games (3-4) needed to complete in the month, and will post here every time I complete ten games.

Good luck all taking Cowboy's Challenge in November.

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Good Luck, i may see you on some tables although i'm starting with 25 cents for a few days.

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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Cheers Grade b -

You'll be pleased to know I used those stolen chips from you to go on for a win in the Corral - I'll be back at some point when the times are good for Europe like they were Sunday, so you can exact revenge next month. Good games to play in for me as I know I am a bit out of my comfort zone there, so very pleased to take one down once I rode that major bit of luck. The Corral's another good learning experience for me.

Good luck in your own November Cowboy's Challenge - catch you at the tables

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Good luck with the challenges in November Ed and Grade
 
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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 12:36 PM
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Gidee Up!
 
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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Good Luck, i may see you on some tables although i'm starting with 25 cents for a few days.

Grade b
I hope your in the 90 man as it will make the challenge easier for me

Good luck ed
 
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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Well it is November in the UK right now - do I have to wait for November 'Eastern Time' to start my November Cowboy's Challenge?


Should I play or get some shut eye?




Good luck all


Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 07:19 PM
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go to bed
 
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Mon Oct 31, 2011, 07:56 PM
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go to bed

FPP's are worthless. Ice cream however,rulez!!!!


Good luck with the challenge Ed,I know you can kill this.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2011, 02:20 AM
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OK -

Maybe I got a lttle wild at the excitement of the new month. Here's the replay of my entire first tournament in the November Cowboys Challenge.

I played hand 1 quite well I think.

Patience is the key!




Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2011, 03:22 AM
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Wow. To eager? Perhaps, but at least you can console yourself with the fact that you got your chips in with the best hand!

I hope you made notes on both of those VERY loose callers!
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2011, 03:59 AM
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OK -

Maybe I got a lttle wild at the excitement of the new month. Here's the replay of my entire first tournament in the November Cowboys Challenge.

I played hand 1 quite well I think.

Patience is the key!




Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan

2 hands and you played them both correctly IMO. The Q8 hand is an auto-fold in the early stages with no reads and blinds to small to tussle over. Later in the tourney when blinds are worth stealing I'll raise a hand like that from LP at 2 nitty blind holders.

The KK hand with the 200 raise in front of you I'm with you 1000% here,I'm jamming KK every time because I want to limit the number of possible players and try to isolate the original raiser. If he has AA then so be it but as you saw here playing AA-KK VERY fast and aggressive early in these WILL get called. With an open raiser like this you are almost never going to see them fold their hand as they figure the 200 committed them (if they DO fold keep an eye on that player,the ones that know what a fold button is are the ones to worry about).

As for the 83 donk...well results of the hand be Damned would you want to be this guy? God bless his pointy little head.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2011, 08:18 AM
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I'm playing both of those hands the exact same way Ed.
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2011, 08:51 AM
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No success yet, but at least I can say the luck factor had evened out by the third tourney.





Looks like my main tactic now is to suck out as often as I can. Sadly it was one time too few and I bubbled.


Having fun though.

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Pssst, Cowboy - don't think anybody's reading this thread, so keep this to yourself - here are my first ten results.

$0.50 45 man Turbo sitngos

Cowboys Challenge Starting Bankroll = 25 x $0.50 = $12.50 - TARGET $25.00 after 100 games

No - Tournament No - Finish - Entry - Prize - Profit / Loss - Cumulative P/L - Bankroll
$12.50
1 462796417 43rd -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$0.50 $12.00
2 462810663 26th -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$1.00 $11.50
3 462873198 8th -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$1.50 $11.00
4 462935303 32nd -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$2.00 $10.50
5 462945650 29th -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$2.50 $10.00
6 462960141 6th -$0.50 $1.21 +$0.71 -$1.79 $10.71
7 462992689 32nd -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$2.29 $10.21
8 463010301 9th -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$2.79 $9.71
9 463084072 38th -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$3.29 $9.21
10 463089787 8th -$0.50 $0.00 -$0.50 -$3.79 $8.71


ITM 10%

Cost $5.00
Loss -$3.79
ROI -75.80%

It's not great numbers, but what a lovely spreadsheet I made to keep them on.

Shouldn't take me long to 'complete' this challenge.


Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2011, 05:31 PM
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I knew I had one other fun hand to post from today's series.



You just need to win 3 of these in a row and you are fine!

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Nothing much to report on the challenge today, 3 games played, same old same old. The big hands just aren't bringing in enough chips.

Nice to hit a quads once in a while though. All my other big pairs get trashed, looks like jacks are the way to go.

This was in a challenge game,



This was in a UKIPT League game, hmmm, KK 2nd hand I thought, - (getting deja vu from my first challenge game yesterday). Different day, same hand, same outcome.


Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

Off for an early night, back to the tables in the morning session.

Good luck all.

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Thu Nov 03, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Just played one of these today,

Frustrating, getting no cards and / or no action. Through 38 hands in this sitngo I have won 4 pots, but am now below 10BBs and playing for my stack with anything good enough to shove or call. So I feel I really have to call this even shorter stack with hand 1, fully aware I can be dominated, which I am. Crippled, I am calling with anything next hand. Just look what he turns up.

Ever feel you got the wrong seat?




Off to some Corrall Home Games and back to PSO Prem this evening

Good luck all - Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Thu Nov 03, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Ever feel you got the wrong seat?

Know that one perfectly. Played three 45 man tourneys for Moxie's challenge last night. All this happened within 10 minutes, first two were within 2 minutes.

AA, A on flop.... push.. runner, runner spades for opp flush
QQ, Q on flop.. push... river gives opp heart flush
10 6 clubs as short stack due to QQ losing to AA from BB. Flop, three clubs. push my stack (2.5BB) in... called by already made nut flush.

Although, if that don't put me on tilt... it's a GREAT thing
 
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Thu Nov 03, 2011, 06:47 PM
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Know that one perfectly. Played three 45 man tourneys for Moxie's challenge last night. All this happened within 10 minutes, first two were within 2 minutes.

AA, A on flop.... push.. runner, runner spades for opp flush
QQ, Q on flop.. push... river gives opp heart flush
10 6 clubs as short stack due to QQ losing to AA from BB. Flop, three clubs. push my stack (2.5BB) in... called by already made nut flush.

Although, if that don't put me on tilt... it's a GREAT thing

That's 'cause you been running too good and I waved the Voodoo Monkey Paw over your avatar.


Mwahahahahahaha
 

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