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$1000 target before end of april, need someone to set me challenge - Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:44 AM
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i have only in the past 5 months or so had any sort of small success here with limited funds to play with, above is my sharkscope graph which shows improvement, i want to push on now and achieve $1000 Profit within the next 6 weeks or so, the bad thing is i never have a schedule of games, i play a bit of everything, PSO, MTT''S, 90 entrant SNG'S and lately a lot of the satalites to the BIG MTT'S which i've done well in.

I would like to stick to a schedule and for someone to set me a challenge or suggest a block of games that i should play, it would add extra fun to being online, lately i've got tired of grinding and not getting that big win i am looking for.

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:08 AM
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How much free time do you have available, and how many tables can you play at once? Do you have a favourite game?
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:19 AM
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i am not working so time isnt a problem, more time during the week for sure. my favourite games are $1.50 90 and $2.50 90's + BIG MTT'S $2.20 to $22 but rarely do i try above $11 buy ins

i do not like turbo sngs or mtts, the only turbos i really do now are satalites, slow games would be better for me, and i prefer to do no more than 3 games at once
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:50 AM
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How about this:

Test your discipline by setting a volume goal and pushing yourself to play your best over the most games you can. This'll keep you from trying to control things you can't (like your winnings or your ROI) and it'll maximize your expected return over time.

If you can play three games at a time and like to play $2.50 90-man's, I challenge you to do this:

-Play for fifteen of the remaining days this month,
-Play two sessions per day,
-For each session, register in three $2.50 90-man's and play each game to completion,
-If any of your games end within the first hour and a half, re-register in a new one to keep your number of tables at three,
-Attend at least two Live Training sessions per week that deal with MTTSNG- or MTT-related content,

If you follow this, you should be able to get in ~200 games before the end of the month. If you can keep your ROI where it is, then you should be able to come quite close to $1000 by then. I wouldn't focus on that, but if you can do it, then that's a pretty awesome achievement.
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:08 AM
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there are 18 full days left in this month for me, i will not be able to play everyday cos something is bound to come up but as u said 6 games per day that would make a total of 108 games played so to keep close to this challenge how about i do a 100 block of $2.50 90's and see what i can do. i will do as u said registering in the next if an early elimination happens, thanks
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:12 AM
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Cool. Hope it works out.
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Just looked on OPR for my stats on 90 man catagory, here are as follows >

Field Size > 46-90
Prizes $1,254
Profit $287
Roi > 30%
Average Buy IN > $1.64
ITM > 135/590 = 23% Games

A mix between $1.50 and $2.50 with some other games included but the vast majority are 90 sng, the average field size in the 45>90 category is 88 entrants

thanks GL 2

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:46 AM
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Hey Andrew why not play the 9 man's at the $3.50 level? The variance is way lower, your itm% should be higher which means you should also make more profit.
One stat you are failing to look at is $$$ per game and you are at $.23 per game due to the fact I believe that you can't finish in the top 3 very often due to the field sizes. Play against fewer players and watch your profit per game increase to around $1 per game.
In addition the games take about 1 hr 15 mins to win and you should be itm about 40% of the time which means you can play more games and if you do the math will be able to hit the mark quicker.

Giddy Up!
 
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Results - Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:40 AM
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100 X $2.50 90 Challenge

Game 1: 46/90
Game 2: 73/90
Game 3: 42/90
Game 4: 8/90 > $7.38
Game 5 82/90 (lost set of 5s vs flush, shoved the flop after a reraise)
Game 6 72/90 error by me.. should of folded KJ on 8 j x board vs his 88

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:54 AM
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hey honu i havent much experience in 9 man sng and do not feel totally comfortable with them., i usually only play that when i try step 1 but then i use my step 2 ticket to do the $27 KO mtt instead of continueing the steps, when u say 0.23 per game that doesnt sound too good, last year i turned 0 into $300 but cashed it all out n bought a new laptop then i had to start all over again, then in january i turned $11 into $650 it started with someone staking me $11 in the sunday storm and i cashed near $100 and the following day got 4th in the BIG $3.30 for $405 but i lost about 200 of that on tilt. lately i ve been back winning but very slow

My aim is to build $1000 + BR so can regularly play $11 buy ins, my br is $350 > $400 at the mo, would of been more but i ve made several cash outs. i dont care which games i gotta do as long as i acheive that $1000 + profit target (outside cash tables) i ve tried a variety of stuff to try and make money but the progress has been slow maybe its not helping me swapping one game to the next. thank you for your suggestion

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honu graph - Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:18 AM
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honu graph



nice work honu, what have u mainly played and what game did u have the big cash in which is clear on the graph
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Nice ROI in the 90 Mans hope your challange goes well.

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:12 AM
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so far had some rough beats n bad luck n had a shaky start, just had this hand which cheered me up >

PokerStars Hand #77169933444: Tournament #532177062, $2.28+$0.22 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2012/03/14 14:05:00 WET [2012/03/14 10:05:00 ET]
Table '532177062 7' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: andrewj50050 (3545 in chips)
Seat 2: wroclover (2568 in chips)
Seat 4: Venus188 (1905 in chips)
Seat 5: SgtStan93 (3102 in chips)
Seat 6: sammysin (1344 in chips)
Seat 7: himbeerknick (1330 in chips)
Seat 8: JJ Hater 67 (3082 in chips)
Seat 9: imd27 (1774 in chips)
Venus188: posts small blind 25
SgtStan93: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to andrewj50050 [8s 8c]
sammysin: folds
himbeerknick: folds
JJ Hater 67: folds
imd27: folds
andrewj50050: raises 118 to 168
wroclover: folds
Venus188: folds
SgtStan93: calls 118
*** FLOP *** [5c 4c 8h]
SgtStan93: checks
andrewj50050: bets 139
SgtStan93: calls 139
*** TURN *** [5c 4c 8h] [8d]
SgtStan93: checks
andrewj50050: checks
*** RIVER *** [5c 4c 8h 8d] [Ad]
SgtStan93: bets 600
andrewj50050: raises 1081 to 1681
SgtStan93: raises 1114 to 2795 and is all-in
andrewj50050: calls 1114
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SgtStan93: shows [5s 5h] (a full house, Fives full of Eights)
andrewj50050: shows [8s 8c] (four of a kind, Eights)
andrewj50050 collected 6229 from pot
SgtStan93 finished the tournament in 53rd place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6229 | Rake 0
Board [5c 4c 8h 8d Ad]
Seat 1: andrewj50050 showed [8s 8c] and won (6229) with four of a kind, Eights
Seat 2: wroclover (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Venus188 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: SgtStan93 (big blind) showed [5s 5h] and lost with a full house, Fives full of Eights
Seat 6: sammysin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: himbeerknick folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: JJ Hater 67 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: imd27 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:49 AM
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honu graph



nice work honu, what have u mainly played and what game did u have the big cash in which is clear on the graph
Thanks andrew. The graph you posted is all time so the early blip shows my $700 cash for a 4th place in an $11 mtt way back when i dabbled in mtt. I am now a sng specialist mostly playing 9 man's and the last 1000 games or so reflect that.
You may not have much experience in the 9 man's but I think if you watch spacegravy videos and show some patience you can excel at them and since your bankroll is $400 or so I would start out at the $7 9 mans and move to the $15 9 mans when you hit $750 or 25 buy ins.

I will also echo sentiments about your roi which means you have game. Play games that have less variance and you can play more volume against far weaker players than you and since it doesn't matter what you play SHIP IT!
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Did you meant 50 buy ins or 25?

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:10 AM
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lol yes i meant 25 but math isnt my strongest subject. So play the $15 9 mans andrew and when you hit $750 you play the $30 ones. Or just keep crushing the $15 games right through the $1000 mark.
Good catch grade!

 
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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:17 AM
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unfortunately i ve never beeen able to watch videos online, this is because i am on mobile broadband contract and the connection is pretty poor in the area i live in ,i ve never been able to even watch youtube vids lol, watching live stuff here never would work, that ll be sorted when i evenually get home broadband, i will try some low stake 9 man sngs once i m done with this $2.50 90 man series, so far i m on my 7th game.. but it sounds very good and a money maker :-D your graph shows consistent climbing with no damaging dips on the graph :-D
 
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first win - Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:57 PM
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100 X $2.50 90 Challenge (top 12 paid) and games cashed


Game 4: 8/90 > $7.38
Game 7: 1st/90 > $56.59
Game 13: 11/90 $5.02

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:30 PM
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unfortunately i ve never beeen able to watch videos online, this is because i am on mobile broadband contract and the connection is pretty poor in the area i live in ,i ve never been able to even watch youtube vids lol, watching live stuff here never would work, that ll be sorted when i evenually get home broadband, i will try some low stake 9 man sngs once i m done with this $2.50 90 man series, so far i m on my 7th game.. but it sounds very good and a money maker :-D your graph shows consistent climbing with no damaging dips on the graph :-D


Oh yeah, that spacegravy video's the nuts

I copied down his recommended push/fold ranges from the video if you want it. Looks like you're doing awesome, so it's not like you need it But sometimes after playing a 3 or 4 hours when I was trying to stick to a schedule, sometimes my brain would start to feel fried and it would feel kind of nice to be able to just look at the chart and have that there as an anchor?

That might just be me though ...

Oh well ... in case you were interested, here's the chart:

Quote:
Guidelines (9-handed table)

10BB's
UTG: Ajo+ KQs+ 66+
MP: A9s+ KQo, Qjs, 44+
LP: A2s+ A5o+ K8s+ Q9s+ QTo+ JTo+ T9s 98s 87s (about 80%)

5BB's
UTG: A2o+ K5s+ K8o+ Q6s+ Q8o+ J7s+ J8o+ T7s+ T8o+ T9o 98o 87s 76s 65s
MP: A2o+ K3s+ K6o+ Q4s+ Q6o+ J5s J8o+ T6s+ T8o+ T9o 87o+ 76s 65s 54s
LP: Any slightly below average hand or better (Q4o+) (just about any 2)
Nice going with that 1st place there ... congrats!!

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:18 PM
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lol yes i meant 25 but math isnt my strongest subject. So play the $15 9 mans andrew and when you hit $750 you play the $30 ones. Or just keep crushing the $15 games right through the $1000 mark.
Good catch grade!

I only asked as i was wondering when to take a stab at some $15 games might try a few this weekend...

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