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US Play Money SNG-27's Challenge - Mon Apr 08, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Now that I am done with the 50 tournaments challenge I am ready to move on to my next challenge. This one will be a mixture of Moxie and Cairn's ideas for the U.S. players to play 100 SNG'S all of the same type. The 320's and 2k's are a little cheap for me so I am going to do 100 of the 100k 27's.

I don't have any specific target except to not destroy my bankroll in the process!

I will be posting results soon! Stay tuned!

Battle of the Planets:

First 20 Games: 176 Points

Result: -31700

1. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (15th out of 27) for -100,000
2. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (5th out of 27) for 94,400 18 Points
3. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (15th out of 27) for -100,000
4. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (6th out of 27) for -100,000
5. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (15th out of 27) for -100,000
6. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (11th out of 27) for -100,000
7. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (15th out of 27) for -100,000
8. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (7th out of 27) for -100,000
9. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (4th out of 27) for 143,000 22 Points
10. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (2nd out of 27) for 556,100 58 Points
11. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (3rd out of 27) for 337,400 38 Points
12. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (4th out of 27) for 143,000 22 Points
13. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (5th out of 27) for 94,400 18 Points
14. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (8th out of 27) for -100,000
15. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (12th out of 27) for -100,000
16. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (8th out of 27) for -100,000
17. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (15th out of 27) for -100,000
18. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (14th out of 27) for -100,000
19. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (19th out of 27) for -100,000
20. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (22nd out of 27) for -100,000

Second 20 Games: Currently 134 Points
Result: 82,300

21. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (22nd out of 27) for -100,000
22. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (23rd out of 27) for -100,000
23. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (15th out of 27) for -100,000
24. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (5th out of 27) for 94,400 18 Points
25. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (10th out of 27) for -100,000
26. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (2nd out of 27) for 556,100 58 Points
27. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (9th out of 27) for -100,000
28. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (5th out of 27) for 94,400 18 Points
29. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (9th out of 27) for -100,000
30. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (9th out of 27) for -100,000
31. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (15th out of 27) for -100,000
32. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (11th out of 27) for -100,000
33. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (4th out of 27) for 143,000 22 Points
34. No Limit Holdem 27 Players (5th out of 27) for 94,400 18 Points

Overall Results: 50,600

Last edited by Slip_Me_Aces; Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 03:44 PM..
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Now that I am done with the 50 tournaments challenge I am ready to move on to my next challenge. This one will be a mixture of Moxie and Cairn's ideas for the U.S. players to play 100 SNG'S all of the same type. The 320's and 2k's are a little cheap for me so I am going to do 100 of the 100k 27's.

I don't have any specific target except to not destroy my bankroll in the process!

I will be posting results soon! Stay tuned!

Dude,PM Cairn and let him know you're doing this. He'll probably be into trying to work something out where maybe you guys can play some of these together. He's still grinding out his play money BOP challenge as far as I know,he just never posts until he puts a crap load of games to report on to bed is all.

I would join you guys but TBH I just can't find the desire to play for play chips right now.

GL with this.
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Thanks. I messaged him so we will see. This is going to take me a long time because I do not really want to multi-table these considering the amount of play chips involved. I think I will do better with single tables anyway.
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2013, 11:51 AM
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As Moxie said, I'm fighting in the 2K level of the play money games. Like you, I'm doing a hundred games at a time before I report my results. May I suggest you use the same scoring system the site uses for the Battle of the Planets? It will make comparisons easier, though I do enjoy your game-by-game report. Right now, I'm in my 45th game of a five-orbit block. (Idiot went all-in pre flop with ace-five off suit against my pocket kings, I snap called - he gets an ace on the river to sink me. Oh well, on to game number 46.) Only good thing I can say is that if I loose every game remaining in my 100-game block, I'll still finish in the black.

Like you, I play one table at a time. Since I'm retired, I can get in as many as eight games a day, though it usually takes me about five weeks to do a hundred games.
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2013, 12:03 PM
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I should have said I intended to hit the 10K level once I've completed the 100-orbits at 2K. I would love to hear your opinion regarding the quality of play, or the lack thereof at your level.
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2013, 10:26 PM
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I'll have to look into that scoring system. The players seem to be playing moderate hands until the final table and then tightening up. From the first few I played I noticed im getting bored and frustrated with the same players raising me over and over. You have plenty of time to build your stack though so patience is key.

Might be a little burned out from playing so much or I have a hangover from tournament play.
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 09:15 AM
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I'll have to look into that scoring system. The players seem to be playing moderate hands until the final table and then tightening up. From the first few I played I noticed im getting bored and frustrated with the same players raising me over and over. You have plenty of time to build your stack though so patience is key.

Might be a little burned out from playing so much or I have a hangover from tournament play.


Whatever you do, start taking notes on those players. It will be the best thing you'll do. At the $320 level, I seldom ran into the same idiot, but did run into the same serious players at the final table. There are more repeats at the $2,000 level, no doubt due to fewer players at this level. My guess, your level will have fewer new players, so note tendencies.

On those players who keep raising you, take notice of their hands if it goes to showdown. Are they bullying, chasing the fifth card of a 4-card straight/flush, or do they have a hand? Once you notice Player A always raises with any ace, you can play to exploit it.

I agree with you about the frustration level. There are players at my level that will go all-in pre flop with any two cards. The poker gods seem to bless them with the golden horseshoe, or allow other players to take them down for huge chip gains. As you noted, patience is the key. Know that sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.

Quick summary on the Battle of the Planets scoring system:

20 consecutive games
points for ending in the money
80 points = first
58 points = second
38 points = third
22 points = fourth
18 points = fifth

The cash competition requires these 20 games be played in a week. Since I'm into play chips, I ignore that limitation.

Good luck and keep sober - (evil grin)
 
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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Alright I will try to implement the system with my results. Its not looking good right now no matter what type of system I use. I am thinking about playing two at a time to keep from being bored. One thing is for sure, I am going to post these results even if it runs red all the way down the list lol
 
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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Then let me give you something that will instill a bit of confidence. I have discovered a score of 172 points is the breakeven score for a 20-game orbit. Your current score after 13 games is 176. You are already ahead for the first orbit and have seven games to improve those results. Most of my orbits range between 200 points and 250 points, so your score is a good one. The fifth place finishes confuse me, they should be a nominal gain. Got to check into that as it would affect my breakeven point.


Now I see how you are recording these numbers. You have eliminated the $100K costs to show the net gain per game. Not a problem now that I know what you're doing. The numbers are still good, as are your results.

Last edited by Cairn Destop; Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 09:22 AM.. Reason: verification of numbers
 
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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 09:18 PM
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The tournament fee is 10,000 or 10% which makes the difference in break even points. I'll see if I can do better now though since I have some experience playing them under my belt.

I can't believe the amount of big hands I have run into through the 10 in a row without a cash. As far as the level of play I think its pretty damn good which was more than I expected.

You don't have any of the players pushing carelessly with anything like you see in 320's. There are also very few times where you will see free cards if you check the flop. Even when its 2 handed your opponent will often bet if you were first to act and checked just to steal it. I also see a lot of good calls of players who aren't afraid to sniff out bluffs as well.

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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:49 PM
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I may try a different set of games. I am working too much to stay above even here. I think I need to apply a lower buy in or a different game.
 
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Mon Apr 15, 2013, 11:19 AM
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I don't know if there is a level between the $100K and the #2K since I haven't checked. However, you're welcomed to try mine at the $2K level. Games usually start within ten minutes and never last over two hours.

As to hard work staying in the black, or green, I agree. However, poker is work. If you intend being a winner, you have to work at it.
 

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