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Cowboy Challenge My 9 man $1.50 sng - Wed Nov 16, 2011, 06:55 PM
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Going to attempt this, will try to get 100 games in.

Had some bad beats tonight (Nov 16) when down to final 3 in a couple preventing me from doing better, but as I heard in tonights live lesson from 19honu62........thats poker.
Will try to get a lot of games in over the weekend.


SB - $37.50 ( 25 x $1.50 )

Date..................Tourney ID........Position..........Cost..........Winnings .............CB

(1) Nov 16..........470120499..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$38.32
(2) Nov 16..........470120735..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$40.30
(3) Nov 16..........470120788..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$41.12
(4) Nov 16..........470170557..........8/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$39.62
(5) Nov 16..........470170282..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$40.44
(6) Nov 17..........470531019..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81.........$44.75
(7) Nov 17..........475031094..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$45.23
(9) Nov 17..........470563482..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$47.21
(10) Nov 18........471115680..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32..........$48.03
(11) Nov 18........471115956..........4/9..........-$1.50...........-$1.50..........$46.53
(12) Nov 18........471116340..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81..........$50.84
(13) Nov 18........471136926..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50...........$49.34
(14) Nov 18........471146408..........8/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50...........$47.84
(15) Nov 18........471148198..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50...........$46.34
(16) Nov 18........471151162..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32..........$48.66
(17) Nov 18........471163207..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$47.16
(18) Nov 18........471191389..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$45.66
(19) Nov 18........471190790..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$47.98
(20) Nov 19........471315296..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$46.48
(21) Nov 19........471316025..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$44.98
(22) Nov 19........471316088..........9/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$43.48
(23) Nov 19........471316106..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$44.30
(24) Nov 19........471316183..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$45.12
(25) Nov 19........471316213..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$45.94
(26) Nov 19........471320487..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$46.76
(27) Nov 19........471337321..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81.........$51.07
(28) Nov 19........471337920..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$49.57
(29) Nov 19........471337291..........4/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$48.07
(30) Nov 19........471338362..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$46.57
(31) Nov 19........471346190..........8/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$45.57
(32) Nov 19........471354321..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$46.39
(33) Nov 19........471356718..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$44.89
(34) Nov 19........471356860..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$43.39
(35) Nov 19........471365447..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81.........$47.70
(36) Nov 19........471452628..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$46.20
(37) Nov 19........471452713..........1/9..........-$1.50.........+$5.81..........$50.51
(38) Nov 19........471454027..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$51.33
(39) Nov 19........471461229..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81.........$55.64
(40) Nov 19........471493912..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$54.14
(41) Nov 19........471493582..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$52.64
(42) Nov 19........471495642..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81.........$56.95
(43) Nov 19........471567494..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$58.93
(45) Nov 19........471567796..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$57.43
(46) Nov 20........471829812..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$55.93
(47) Nov 20........471830653..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$54.43
(48) Nov 20........471831894..........4/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$52.93
(49) Nov 20........471832208..........3/9..........-$1.50.........+$2.32..........$53.63
(50) Nov 20........471851057..........4/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$52.13
(51) Nov 20........471851291..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$50.63
(52) Nov 20........471851345..........3/9..........-$1.50.........+$2.32..........$51.45
(53) Nov 20........471858966..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$49.95
(54) Nov 20........471913991..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$48.50
(55) Nov 20........471910276..........2/9..........-$1.50.........+$3.48..........$50.48
(56) Nov 20........471914916..........4/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$48.98
(57) Nov 20........471988566..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$47.48
(58) Nov 20........472015745..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$48.30
(59) Nov 20........472016299..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$50.28
(60) Nov 20........472132222..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$48.78
(61) Nov 20........472131681..........2/9..........-$1.50.........+$3.48..........$50.76
(62) Nov 20........472140938..........2/9..........-$1.50.........+$3.48..........$52.74
(63) Nov 20........472142645..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$51.24
(64) Nov 21........472280984..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$49.74
(65) Nov 21........472280998..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$48.24
(66) Nov 21........472291629..........8/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$46.74
(67) Nov 21........472292212..........1/9..........-$1.50.........+$5.81..........$51.05
(68) Nov 21........472292609..........1/9..........-$1.50.........+$5.81..........$55.36
(69) Nov 21........472493196..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$53.86
(70) Nov 21........472494043..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$52.36
(71) Nov 21........472517196..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$50.86
(72) Nov 21........472521932..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81.........$55.17
(73) Nov 21........472522565..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$53.67
(74) Nov 21........472547616..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$52.17
(75) Nov 21........472548976..........9/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$50.67
(76) Nov 22........472947072..........4/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$49.17
(77) Nov 22........472948667..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$47.67
(78) Nov 22........472953903..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$48.49
(79) Nov 22........472977845..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$50.47
(80) Nov 22........472979076..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$48.97
(81) Nov 22........472986244..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$50.95
(82) Nov 22........473030178..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$51.77
(83) Nov 22........473030329..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$52.59
(84) Nov 23........473536154..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$51.09
(85) Nov 23........473537722..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$53.07
(86) Nov 24........473916646..........1/9..........-$1.50..........+$5.81.........$57.38
(87) Nov 24........473916722..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$55.88
(88) Nov 24........473928099..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$56.70
(89) Nov 24........473989761..........4/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$55.20
(90) Nov 24........473992261..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$53.70
(91) Nov 24........474008263..........8/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$52.70
(92) Nov 24........474009591..........9/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$51.20
(93) Nov 24........474027173..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$49.20
(94) Nov 24........474027356..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$51.18
(95) Nov 27........475232554..........2/9..........-$1.50..........+$3.48.........$53.16
(96) Nov 27........475232609..........5/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$51.66
(97) Nov 27........475255004..........6/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$50.66
(98) Nov 27........475255217..........7/9..........-$1.50..........-$1.50..........$49.15
(99) Nov 27........475296387..........3/9..........-$1.50..........+$2.32.........$49.77
(100) Nov 27......475296540..........3/9..........-$1.50.........+$2.32..........$50.59

Last edited by jysteruk; Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 04:23 PM..
 
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Wed Nov 16, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Good luck and i may see you at the tables. (i'm trying the same challange!!)

Grade b
 
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Wed Nov 16, 2011, 10:05 PM
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Nice Start Jyster

Gidee Up!
 
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Thu Nov 17, 2011, 05:00 PM
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Best of luck to you also
 
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Fri Nov 18, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Up and down day , rivered a number of times eg AA losing to A10 and KK or QQ getting beat on the river by rag aces to many times for my liking.
Seems I struggle with multitabling according to Hold'em Manager with a huge difference in my ROI% when playing more than 1 table. My ITM% is roughly the same if I'm playing 1, 2, 3 or 4 tables at a time.
Think it was probably when I tried the $3.50 tables and was playing far far far to tight.

One of the beats tonight , now I've worked out how to use the replayer.

Last edited by jysteruk; Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 09:25 PM..
 
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Sat Nov 19, 2011, 07:43 AM
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Another one.
I knew I was a long way ahead of his range as he was playing like a complete idiot , but I just cannot understand the logic behind his call.
 
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Sat Nov 19, 2011, 07:46 AM
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Been like it all morning.
To many to post.
 
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Sun Nov 20, 2011, 03:41 PM
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As U2 would say "Sunday Bloody Sunday".

Been a hard day today.
Some of the play I have seen is as bad as you can get, and I seemed to be on the losing end of it most of the time

Will see what tomorrow brings, as I have a day of work, if I don't play anymore tonight.
 
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Tue Nov 22, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Sometimes I wonder why I even bother.
1st game of the day and I run into this idiot.
 
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Tue Nov 22, 2011, 01:48 PM
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another suck out on the river, this really get monotonous after a while

If he had hit the Ace or Queen fair enough, but the number of times I see runner runner for a straight is soul destroying at times


Last edited by jysteruk; Tue Nov 22, 2011 at 01:51 PM..
 
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Tue Nov 22, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Suck out after suck out again.
Not sure I will be finishing this challenge I can't take the constant stream of river beats any longer by people calling me with second pair , top pair bad kicker and rivering trips , 2 pair or straights. People rerasing my KK all in preflop with A2 (or any rag ace less than 8) and flopping 2 pair or 2 of their rag kicker coming on the flop for trips.
 
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Tue Nov 22, 2011, 02:31 PM
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big big big big big sigh

 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Decided to carry on.
Will need a miracle in the last 15 games though.

It's been interesting at times and head bangingly frustrating at others.
I really like SnGs over cash games and need to improve my multitabling skills. I honestly believe I have a small edge over a lot of the others you encounter at this level.

Since I installed Hold'em manager I've played 185 $1.50 SnGs with a 16.3% ROI and ITM 48.1%. I'm certain I can improve on this with watching more of cowboys live sessions as my play when I get to 3 handed also needs some work. Far to many 3rd place finishes for my liking.

My foray into $3.50 SnGs was terrible, -26.5% ROI and ITM 27%. I was playing way to tight and had not watched Spacegraveys videos or taken part in one of cowboys live training sessions.

Been playing poker of and on for a few years at Pokerstars and luckily have never had to reload.
As well as my poker skills my table manners also need improving and I'm sure that more than one member of PSO has been on the recieving end of my rages at the tables. If anyone does recognise me because I have at some time insulted them on the felt then please accept my apologies.

I would like to thank cowboy for having a part in this, though he doesn't know.
Its only since I have been taking part in his live training sessions that I have come to see that at the end of the day its just another person sitting there pressing the call, raise and fold buttons etc and that there are nice people out there and its all part of poker. You lose some and thanks to people like cowboy who is willing to teach you all that he knows you get the chance to win some and more.

Thanks cowboy for making me look at things in a different light and making me see how pleasant people are when taking your money at the tables lol.


I hope to see more of you out there at some point
So good luck to all that have read this and see you at the tables.
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 09:01 PM
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Jysteruk,

On behalf of the whole PSO community I will accept this praise as there are many people working here to help you and others succeed.

Gidee Up!
 
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Mon Nov 28, 2011, 04:21 PM
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Given up on this , not going to make it.

I just cannot take the constant non stop barrage of hands like this. As soon as I saw the queen on the flop I knew there would be a queen on a ten on the river. It really makes me sick the number of times this happens.

 
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Tue Nov 29, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Ok.
I have added the last few games for the challenge.
Been very frustrated at times but I finished in profit over those 100 games so that is a good thing
Good luck to all on their own version of the cowboy challenge.
 
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Tue Nov 29, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Listen here Jyster, you showed so many good things in this challenge that need mentioning. We play 100 games becasue variance is a thief in the night. We play 100 games becasue it speaks of our endurance and drive to see this through. We play 100 games because to make profit and you did! We play 100 games so it gives u sexperience and confidence to ride the bronc and bust him!
WTG you turned profit and as you have heard others tell you before me any prtofit is good profit so saddle up for Dec and ride into the ring of victory!

Gidee Up!
 
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Tue Nov 29, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Thanks Chris.
I tend to focus on the negatives rather than the positives unfortunatley. Something I need to change.
I did enjoy the challenge and like most things in life it had its highs and lows, as you can see from my posts I highlighted the lows
But I must have been doing something right so I'm happy about that.

Will try the challenge again soon
 
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Tue Nov 29, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Managing a BR properly is really the first lesson here. Not busting it is a step up for a lot of us, breaking even is definitely a positive result, making any profit is great. Eventually mastering this challenge and doubling a BR over 100 games will show real progress. I think all the players taking this challenge will be capable of doing it, but not at every attempt. The challenge sets a good goal, in a challenging but manageable format. 'Failing' the challenge, though disappointing, does not mean you are not having success.

There will be many more opportunities and however frustrating those beats are, over several hundred games they will even out. 100 tournaments is a lot to play in a month, but still a relatively small sample.

Good luck

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Tue Nov 29, 2011, 05:13 PM
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Thanks edin.
I really would like to work on my MTT game so may try some $0.25 games for my next attempt at the challenge.
 

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