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Ed's 1,000 FPP & Freerolls Bankroll Rebuild Challenge - Mon Jul 23, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Here's my current funding situation at PokerStars...



I have ZERO real money on PokerStars cashier today, but I do have 1,000FPPs, and there are always the Freerolls and PSO Skill Leagues. So I am in a better position than when I first joined PS/PSO - plus I hope my game has improved since then.

1,000 FPPs can be used by a bronze star player to buy $10 cash from the VIP Club store.

(or I could go for the silver coloured handbag hook for just 875FPPs...)

I am also only 37VPPs short of my next Stellar Reward - so close to another $10 more there.

Essentially I have a nominal bankroll of $20 - but to be comfortable at my usual level of $1.50 STTs, up to $1.00 satellites to the Hot/Big daily tourneys, $1.10-$3.30MTTS, 2NL cash tables and to allow the occasional shot at $5.50 / $8.80 / $11.00 MTTs I want to build a roll of around $100.

I could redeposit, and will do if I feel there is a valuable new promotion I would otherwise miss, but for now I want to see if I can build from scratch.

STAGE 1

Stage 1 will be to use up those 1,000 FPPs playing tourneys and satellites to make cash and T-money - the only real target being to get more value from playing them than the $10 I could cash them in for right now.

I will also be playing freerolls - but no cash buy in games until I have at least $10 in the bank. Then I will set my parameters for building that cash into a reasonable bankroll.

I will try to track my progress here - I won't be playing too much in the rest of July or August, but will be looking to get a lot of play at the tables over the October-March period.

STAGE 1 COMPLETED 24/07/2012

I made over $10, which was the initial target, from 180 FPPs - so the current situation heading into stage 2 is.

FPPs remaining 820.07

Cash $3.10

T-Money $13.22

Total Funds $16.32


STAGE 2

The next target is $25.00 total funds.

I will continue to play FPP buy in games and Freerolls. The real money cash element will be used at 2NL Full Ring (regular or ZOOM) taking a shortish stack of 50BB or $1 to the table. This will help me earn the 37 VPPs I need to release the next $10 Stellar Reward

I will limit myself to $0.10 MTTs and $0.10 360 player turbo sitngos using the T-money until the target is reached.

If my total funds drop below $10.00 I will restrict myself to FPP tourneys and Freerolls until the $10.00 are back in the cashier.

STAGE 2 COMPLETED 08/08/2012

TOTAL FUNDS $26.03 split fairly evenly between real cash and T-Money.

FPPs Remaining 499.49

I still need 28 more VPPs to release the $10 Stellar reward I could really use for a further bankroll boost, so I will try to play a bit more cash Full Ring to try to release this in August. I will now be able to take a more standard 100BB stack of $2 to the 2NL tables.

I have only used half of my 1,000 FPPs so plenty left to continue playing

STAGE 3 - NEXT TARGET $50.00

Now that I have over $25.00 I will also add any cash buy in MTTs/Satellites/Sitngos up to a buy-in of $0.50. If I drop below $25.00 I will go back to the $0.10 tourneys.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan

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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 04:36 PM
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2 FPP buy in tourneys/sattys played today - one success

PokerStars Tournament #580201598, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: 20 FPP
3858 players$1000.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
Total Prize Pool: $1000.00 USD
Tournament started 2012/07/23 19:05:00 WET [2012/07/23 14:05:00 ET]

Dear EdinFreeMan,
You finished the tournament in 37th place. A USD 2.05 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

The other tourney was a 2FPP+R Saturday Splash satellite - with the rebuys and add-on it cost 30FPPs.

After the rebuy-period ended I took the add-on but was 73rd of 93 with only 38 paid - so really chasing. I got a chance to get my short stack in in for a big pot , but no luck.



So - $2.05 in the cash pot and 950.07FPPs left to play with.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan

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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Good Luck on your journey Ed
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 05:52 AM
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good luck with the challenge looks very good value at 20 fpp a time. might set myself a simuler challenge when i have enough


 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Interesting spin, Ed. I'll watch with interest, and good luck.


'Cause I have done it before and I can do it some more I got my eye on the score'
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:44 AM
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GL Ed, can probably make more by using your FPP's instead of just trading them in
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Good Luck Ed.

I'm trying to build my bankroll from nothing as well. But I don't have the FPPs to play these tournaments

But I'm grinding other ways to do it.
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for the support people -

It is an exercise in BR building which is not absolutely necessary - I cashed out $200 the last couple of months which was what I had built up since I started here, a lot of it through PSO League Prizes - so I just wanted to see what it was like starting from scratch again, how quickly I could get back a decent roll - and to use the FPPs which were building up, but not to the levels I could buy a car or enter PCA with.

Tonight has gone OK - cashed 3 of 4 - will post results next.

Cheers & gl all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Played three FPP buy in MTTs and another Saturday Splash 2FPP+R Satty - the Splash satellite cost just 10FPPs as I rebought instantly, took one double rebuy and the add-on.


PokerStars Tournament #589969667, No Limit Hold'emSuper Satellite
Buy-In: 2 FPP
425 players
Total Prize Pool: 3966 FPP
Target Tournament #589955700 28 tickets to the target tournament
Tournament started 2012/07/24 18:26:00 WET [2012/07/24 13:26:00 ET]
Dear EdinFreeMan,

You finished the tournament in 1st place. You qualified to play in Tournament #589955700 and are automatically registered for it. See Tournament #589955700 Lobby for further details. If you choose to unregister from this tournament your account will be credited with T-USD 2.22.

Once again I was chasing after the add-on, I was 54th of 73 and it paid 28 - but I had better luck with my big hand at this stage than yesterday



I still needed more chips but this looked like another opportunity



So - nice result 10FPP into $2.22

The other tourneys were two 20FPP and one 10FPP MTTs with $1000/$500 prize pools - I min cashed twice. Would love to take a top spot in these as the prizes are pretty good if you bink one.

PokerStars Tournament #580201601, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: 20 FPP
3648 players
$1000.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
Total Prize Pool: $1000.00 USD
Tournament started 2012/07/24 19:05:00 WET [2012/07/24 14:05:00 ET]

Dear EdinFreeMan,
You finished the tournament in 257th place. A USD 0.60 award has been credited to your Real Money account.


PokerStars Tournament #580201471, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: 10 FPP
3630 players
$500.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
Total Prize Pool: $500.00 USD
Tournament started 2012/07/24 17:40:00 WET [2012/07/24 12:40:00 ET]

Dear EdinFreeMan,
You finished the tournament in 277th place. A USD 0.45 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Another 60FPPs spent and another $3.27 in the cash pot.

Current Bankroll $5.32

FPPs remaining 890.07

So - it looks like I am on track for more than the $10 I could have cashed in my 1000 FPPs for.

Hope to keep it going - then when I have $10.00 off to the micro sitngos and MTTs, and maybe some ZOOM 2NL in August

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan

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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Decided to play another random FPP buy-in satellite - this one cost 70FPPs

PokerStars Tournament #589961197, No Limit Hold'em
Super Satellite
Buy-In: 70 FPP

98 players
Total Prize Pool: 6860 FPP
Target Tournament #591011112
9 tickets to the target tournament
Tournament started 2012/07/24 23:03:00 WET [2012/07/24 18:03:00 ET]

Dear EdinFreeMan,

You finished the tournament in 1st place. You qualified to play in Tournament #591011112 and are automatically registered for it. See Tournament #591011112 Lobby for further details. If you choose to unregister from this tournament your account will be credited with T-USD 11.00.

So I think I have completed Stage 1.

Current Bankroll $16.32

FPPs Remaining 820.07


The real money bankroll is made up of $13.22 in T-Money and $3.10 in cash.

As I still have plenty of FPPs I will just use them for now, and start playing real money tourneys from the 1st August - so that I can start to earn my VPPs/FPPs for that month.

I am also hoping to survive in the PSO Premier League - I have only played 5 tournaments this month so should now have my 'tick' as eligible, and I have made almost 200VPPs this month (though only 80odd last month so no big Prem League prizes this month anyway) -but it would be good to be there again next month and especially looking forward to Sep/Oct.

17 past midnight here so time for an old man to rest his weary head.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh- EdinFreeMan
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Had a look back for one of my earlier exit hands - this from the 10FPP tourney



Ever jumped out of your seat shouting the ace!!

Then - oh shyte - wrong ace....

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Tough bad beat lol.
These donkeys do get lucky.

You completed your goal faster than I thought it would take.
Congrats man !
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Nice run, Ed. Tankers ROCK!!

 
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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Congratulations from London
you nailed your challenge! now whatcha gonna do?
 
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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 06:39 AM
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I have only completed Stage 1 so far....

STAGE 2

The next target is $25.00 total funds.

I will continue to play FPP buy in games and Freerolls. The real money cash element will be used at 2NL Full Ring (regular or ZOOM) taking a shortish stack of 50BB or $1 to the table. This will help me earn the 37 VPPs I need to release the next $10 Stellar Reward

I will limit myself to $0.10 MTTs and $0.10 360 player turbo sitngos using the T-money until the target is reached.

If my total funds drop below $10.00 I will restrict myself to FPP tourneys and Freerolls until the $10.00 are back in the cashier.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Don't have 1000 FPP, but my balance is $0.03USD and 165.33 FPP. I'm sticking to the FPPs until I make a deposit for "the Flame" series. I don't have much interest in depositting except for this series. Was going to put something else here, but I don't want the feedback from it.




 
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Wed Aug 08, 2012, 05:09 PM
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I have only completed Stage 1 so far....

STAGE 2

The next target is $25.00 total funds.

I will continue to play FPP buy in games and Freerolls. The real money cash element will be used at 2NL Full Ring (regular or ZOOM) taking a shortish stack of 50BB or $1 to the table. This will help me earn the 37 VPPs I need to release the next $10 Stellar Reward

I will limit myself to $0.10 MTTs and $0.10 360 player turbo sitngos using the T-money until the target is reached.

If my total funds drop below $10.00 I will restrict myself to FPP tourneys and Freerolls until the $10.00 are back in the cashier.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan

STAGE 2 COMPLETED



OK - I have passed the $25 bankroll mark that I set, with another cash in tonight's 20FPP $1k added tourney.

PokerStars Tournament #592955220, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: 20 FPP
3482 players
$1000.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
Total Prize Pool: $1000.00 USD
Tournament started 2012/08/08 19:05:00 WET [2012/08/08 14:05:00 ET]


Dear EdinFreeMan,

You finished the tournament in 144th place. A USD 1.15 award has been credited to your Real Money account.


TOTAL FUNDS $26.03 split fairly evenly between real cash and T-Money.

FPPs Remaining 499.49

I have not made many new VPPs/FPPs since I started this challenge - less than 10 in two weeks - and I still need 28 more VPPs to release the $10 Stellar reward I could use for a further bankroll boost, so I will try to play a bit more cash 2NL to release this in August,

I have only used half of my 1,000 FPPs though, so plenty more play to get from those 500 left.

I will continue this challenge pretty much the same, but now that I have over $25.00 I will also be able to play any cash buy in MTTs/Satellites/Sitngos up to a buy-in of $0.50. If I drop below $25.00 I will go back to the $0.10 tourneys.

The Edinburgh Festival has started and the weather is good - so not too much time at the tables. At the end of this month I will review where I am and play more in September to December.

Good luck all

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan

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Wed Aug 08, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Very nice run so far Ed!! Keep up the good work.

 
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Thu Aug 09, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Great job Ed. Way to make those FPP's pay off.

One thought...don't you think that maybe the .25 45/90 man SNG's may be a better fit for your game than the .10 360's? The SNG's I like your chances to have a solid skill edge on most of the field,those 360's have a lot of underlying luck in them and really need a big,big sample to flatten out the variance.

The .10 ($50 added) MTT's I think would be a great play for you at this BR level though. Tons of added value in those with the $50 added on. The .25 ($100 added) is even better as it's not a Turbo but I'm not sure that its played at a good time for you (in fact I'm pretty sure it's NOT---4 AM your time I think?...) but other peeps looking in here that it is a good time for should defo play this tourney if they're around $25 BR.

Keep it up Ed. Go easy on the Chinese at that place on the bridge that you like (I suspect some of that $200 you cashed out already went there though. ).
 
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Sun Aug 12, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Nice little boost from the Freeroll tonight.

PokerStars Tournament #594147610, No Limit Hold'em
Freeroll
50000 players
$50000.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
Total Prize Pool: $50000.00 USD
Tournament started 2012/08/12 19:00:00 WET [2012/08/12 14:00:00 ET]


Dear EdinFreeMan,

You finished the tournament in 2891st place. A USD 4.50 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Congratulations!

Thank you for participating.

Ed
 

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