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Booblops takes the Cowboy Challenge for December - Thu Dec 01, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Here we go again, this month................... I .....WILL..... DO..... IT.

Start Bankroll.......................................... ........$ 6.25
01. #477457832.... $.25.... 15/45.... $0.00.... $ 6.00
 
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Thu Dec 01, 2011, 08:48 PM
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I have absolutely no doubt that you can do it.

GL

TC
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Start Bankroll.......................................... .............$ 6.25
01. #477457832.... $0.25.... 15/45.... $0.00.... $ 6.00
02. #477618093.... $0.25.... 30/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.75
03. #477621475.... $0.25.... 09/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.50
04. #477623747.... $0.25.... 17/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.25
05. #477782508.... $0.25.... 37/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.00
06. #478312677.... $0.25.... 15/45.... $0.00.... $ 4.75
07. #479210878.... $0.25.... 25/45.... $0.00.... $ 4.50
08. #479460482.... $0.25.... 16/45.... $0.00.... $ 4.25
09. #479623839.... $0.25.... 44/45.... $0.00.... $ 4.00
10. #479625064.... $0.25.... 25/45.... $0.00.... $ 3.75

Not a good start but in my defence I have had a couple of bad beats. Never mind, it can only get better.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011, 05:53 PM
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11. #479684684.... $0.25.... 35/45.... $0.00.... $ 3.50
12. #479697414.... $0.25.... 27/45.... $0.00.... $ 3.25
13. #479789121.... $0.25.... 38/45.... $0.00.... $ 3.00
14. #479803143.... $0.25.... 13/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.75
15. #479927438.... $0.25.... 21/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.50


Right now I feel like I couldn't win a raffle if I bought the only ticket !!!!!!!!

The strange thing is that I am playing and cashing well in other tournies, just seem to have lost the plot a bit on the challenge.

Time for a little break I think.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011, 07:56 PM
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don t try to win or cash.just play the cards in front of you.one hand at a time till there are none left

gl Yall
 
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Wed Dec 07, 2011, 11:21 AM
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16. #480206553.... $0.25.... 35/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.25
17. #480208028.... $0.25.... 04/45.... $1.29.... $ 3.29

At last a bit of a result thanks to an ATC shove monkey who doubled me up twice early on.
Eventually went out to a straight flush v my ace flush.
 
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Wed Dec 07, 2011, 01:04 PM
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These are a long haul boobylops, I'm trying the 90 man $0.25 myself. Just keep playing each hand the best you can and you will get there eventually .

By the way I thought you made a great call against me in the storm freeroll satellite yesterday, when I put you to the test in a really tough spot, blind v blind similar stacks. (I couldn't say so at the time as they don't allow observer chat).

Good luck

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Fri Dec 09, 2011, 02:34 PM
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18. #480928166.... $0.25.... 22/45.... $0.00.... $ 3.04
19. #481132316.... $0.25.... 17/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.79
20. #481133292.... $0.25.... 13/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.54
21. #481160200.... $0.25.... 09/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.29
22. #481161875.... $0.25.... 35/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.04
23. #481167413.... $0.25.... 35/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.79
24. #481175161.... $0.25.... 25/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.54
25. #481199648.... $0.25.... 12/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.29
26. #481200554.... $0.25.... 18/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.04
27. #481237898.... $0.25.... 36/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.79
28. #481239771.... $0.25.... 32/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.54
29. #481250583.... $0.25.... 35/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.29
30. #481254895.... $0.25.... 02/45.... $2.22.... $ 2.26

Typical, I'd given up on this for now and then cash on my very last one , lol

Will carry on now.

Thanks for the kind words ED.
 
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Sat Dec 10, 2011, 11:22 AM
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31. #481659312.... $0.25.... 11/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.01
32. #481660438.... $0.25.... 28/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.76
33. #481668222.... $0.25.... 27/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.51
34. #481675079.... $0.25.... 41/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.26
35. #481678062.... $0.25.... 09/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.01


Struggling against a terrible variance swing, since yesterday morning have played for over 18 hours and during that time I have had AA twice,KK 4 times and QQ 3times. In the same period I have had 7,2 off well over 50 times.

Despite that I have somehow obtained an $11 Sunday Million ticket and cashed twice in smaller freerolls.

Roll on some good cards.

Last edited by boobylops; Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 06:34 PM..
 
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Sat Dec 10, 2011, 06:44 PM
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Well the run of bad cards continues, I have played another 4 hours and got AA 3times (lost with them twice) KK 3 times and QQ 4 times (won every time with them !!) but 7,2 off is still my most common hand,at one point i was dealt it on all 4 tables I had open at the time.

Still,some little cashes and I managed 17th out of 4376 in the 9pm VIP 10c.

36. #481783201.... $0.25.... 03/45.... $1.70.... $ 2.46
37. #481783886.... $0.25.... 37/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.21
38. #481791022.... $0.25.... 36/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.96
39. #481798652.... $0.25.... 07/45.... $0.36.... $ 2.07
40. #481954692.... $0.25.... 26/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.82
 
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4 tables? - Sat Dec 10, 2011, 08:55 PM
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Try single tabling for a while. You are either having a real big run of bad luck or you aare getting your chips in in bad situations.Unless I miscounted, in your 41 games, you only made it to the final two tables 18 times. You should be able to get there over 50% of the time.
 
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Sat Dec 10, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Normally I play these 2 at a time but at certain times of day (7pmish ) I am also playing 2 other MTTs.

I don't think the multi tabling is the problem, I'd pretty much given up on this after the first 20 games which accounts for the large number of early exits, I almost started playing Bingo.

However I am having a really bad run with hands I am being dealt, cat 1 hands just aren't coming like they should and I'm tending to try and force weak hands when I should be folding them..... I know what the problem is, just don't know how to deal with it.
 
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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 02:12 PM
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So I had a think about the advice above and decided that I would try and make sure I made the final 2 tables as often as possible, results are as follows:

41. #482205904.... $0.25.... 06/45.... $0.62.... $ 2.19
42. #482206509.... $0.25.... 23/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.94
43. #482228251.... $0.25.... 23/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.69
44. #482255123.... $0.25.... 07/45.... $0.36.... $ 1.80
45. #482256629.... $0.25.... 05/45.... $0.93.... $ 2.44

Cards are still running bad for me, although not as bad as the last two days, maybe the challenge is possible after all.
 
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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:31 PM
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booby are you getting help from someone to know that you are not leaking chips? I would be happy to look at a couple of games for you with no obligation.

Gidee Up!
 
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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Thanks Chris, apart from the suggestions in this thread no help available.

I will ship the 3 games I played tonight to you for analysis, much appreciated.
 
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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:11 PM
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46. #482465130.... $0.25.... 19/45.... $0.00.... $ 2.19
47. #482466219.... $0.25.... 27/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.94
48. #482474529.... $0.25.... 08/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.69

Didn't quite cash but I am feeling better about the challenge since I decided to try and make final two tables every time, my terrible start will probably mean I don't make it this time but there's plenty of month left for another go if necessary.
 
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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:32 PM
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49. #483254272.... $0.25.... 12/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.44
50. #483255048.... $0.25.... 07/45.... $0.36.... $ 1.55
51. #483456274.... $0.25.... 31/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.30
52. #483457246.... $0.25.... 31/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.05
53. #483707515.... $0.25.... 16/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.80
54. #483708291.... $0.25.... 11/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.55
55. #483782528.... $0.25.... 42/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.30
56. #483783291.... $0.25.... 11/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.05


Overall Summary

1st..............................0
2nd.............................1
3rd..............................1
4th..............................1
5th..............................1
6th..............................1
7th..............................3
8/9th...........................4
10th to 18th............14
19th to 29th............13
30th to 45th............17

So that's that ,time to take a small break and watch some videos, try and analyse what went wrong and have another go.
 
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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:25 PM
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I would advise you try out the 90 mans, more reward when you do make a cash
 
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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:33 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boobylops View Post
49. #483254272.... $0.25.... 12/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.44
50. #483255048.... $0.25.... 07/45.... $0.36.... $ 1.55
51. #483456274.... $0.25.... 31/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.30
52. #483457246.... $0.25.... 31/45.... $0.00.... $ 1.05
53. #483707515.... $0.25.... 16/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.80
54. #483708291.... $0.25.... 11/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.55
55. #483782528.... $0.25.... 42/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.30
56. #483783291.... $0.25.... 11/45.... $0.00.... $ 0.05


Overall Summary

1st..............................0
2nd.............................1
3rd..............................1
4th..............................1
5th..............................1
6th..............................1
7th..............................3
8/9th...........................4
10th to 18th............14
19th to 29th............13
30th to 45th............17

So that's that ,time to take a small break and watch some videos, try and analyse what went wrong and have another go.

30 out of 56 outs before the last 2 tables is way,way too high bobby. Last 44 games of this one or right off the bat of your next shot at this if you go busto on this challenge the first thing you need to do is tighten it up early.

Look the math in 45 mans is pretty simple. You have 1500 starting chips each for 45 players. 7 spots pay. So your average chip stack to get to the money needs to be roughly 9600 chips so even if you do win a all-in situation very early in one of these in an isolated one on one spot that still is only getting you less than 1/3 of the chips that you're going to need at the end. It's just not worth it to be reckless and loose with your chips early. The blinds aren't worth fighting for and the ATC donks that build those 10K+ stacks early will still be around to give those chips away later. Be there yourself to get some of them.

If you can make the last 2 tables and hit a couple hands at that point in the tournament it's going to be much more of an impact on your chances of making it into the money.

I didn't get to play as many of these as I would like before Black Friday kneecapped US players but I did run better than 30% on ITM and ROI percentages both in the 45 man's and the patience early approach was a big part of that.

Good luck.
 
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2nd Attempt at December Challenge - Mon Dec 19, 2011, 01:27 PM
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So I read all the comments people have so helpfully posted for me and realised I needed to tighten up early and not leak chips chasing speculative hands. Thankyou all.

Primary objective is now to reach last 18 at least 50% of the time.

Here goes with the second attempt for December

01. #484292301.... $6.25.... $0.25.... 10/45.... $0.00.... $ 6.00
02. #486018133.... $6.00.... $0.25.... 16/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.75
03. #486019328.... $5.75.... $0.25.... 17/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.50
04. #486059325.... $5.50.... $0.25.... 11/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.25
05. #486067492.... $5.25.... $0.25.... 33/45.... $0.00.... $ 5.00
06. #486077666.... $5.00.... $0.25.... 18/45.... $0.00.... $ 4.75
07. #486378614.... $4.75.... $0.25.... 06/45.... $0.62.... $ 5.12
08. #486379317.... $5.12.... $0.25.... 01/45.... $3.23.... $ 8.10
 

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