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Mariks 20$ challenge!! - Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Hey guys! iv decided to postpone my freeroll challenge and try a diffrent one were i can play whenever i want and not just ride freerolls.
Heres my challenge. im going to put 20$ on stars, and try to build it up to 500$!! im going to post in this tread at the end of every session and update my bankroll!
i would love to here feedback on this and if anyone is interested in railing me i would really like that!

Challenge started - 10/13/13
Current bankroll = 20$


Wish me luck!

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Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:53 PM
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Best of luck, keep us updated!



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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:41 AM
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Good luck
whats your plan what games are you gonna play
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 12:56 AM
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Good luck
whats your plan what games are you gonna play
Going to start on a bit of a risky side and do 1$ 90 player for the most part! maybe some .50 if i get down lower. maybe a couple 1.50 18 man!
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 02:29 AM
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Good luck Wade!
Maybe consider starting at the 0.50$ and then proceed at the 1$ ones.
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 06:51 PM
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After a couple long, and may i add very frustrating sessions my br is getting low... i have had a lot of very bad beats, and getting donked out on quite a lot.

After a game that i feel was my best played yet, it was final five, and the blinds were getting very high, and the player to my right was shoving every hand. after finally getting a hand that i felt could bust him. heres what happend..

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...747_895FCF99C1

Current bankroll = 11.92$

on a side thought, even though my bankroll is looking bad right now, i still feel like im playing my best, and that it will start looking up soon
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:04 PM
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i would suggest the 50c 90 man non turbos..........i find them to be the most profitable, obviously the $11 is an issue, but you should be ITM at least 18% , I got my tiny BR to almost $100 from $20 and half of that was from the 90 man MTSnG's.............just my 2 cents.
And playing your A-game will be profitable in the long run, so I think $11 should be enough for a few nice cashes, stats don't lie, good luck.

But, wait, you also won two on the same day.........that's $44, what happened?


ummmmmmmmmm. maybe I should read the whole thread.......will edit if needed.

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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:08 PM
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Those have been what iv been playing most! iv thrown in the occasional 45 player, and the odd 360. But i do agree the 90 player does seem most profitable! thanks for the tips!
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:12 PM
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That hand is standard for those stacksizes. Bad beats can be very annoying, which is why you have to be quite strict with bankroll management.

Just remember that you can always grind it up again if you lose. There is a lot of money to be gained in the freerolls if you put the work in, so if you keep struggling, take another look at Roslyn's thread. There are many other PSO members that started off with the Hubble and the Weekly Round 2s. There are several more people who were in too much of a rush to make money, and they are all busto now, because they weren't careful with bankroll management. Take your time with learning the game. It's nice to have a goal, but don't put too much pressure on yourself.

Good luck!


Bracelet Winner
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:17 PM
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ok.........6% ITM.............you had $44 two days ago after winning two $1 MTTsng's(well done), my guess is you are playing too many of them.
6% is too low for multitabling $1 MTT's, I'm not judging, just trying to help.
You still got the $11, and there's no rush,, so I guess it's the challenge forcing you gamble cause you are much better than 6%.

with $44 I would've have switched to single table 10 minute level sng's.........see how they go after 10 or so of them (not at the same time), but again.......this is a challenge thread so my thoughts might be out of place... sorry if they are.

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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:24 PM
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Yes, it is quite possible that i have a tendency to look for a big score, instead of a game thats easily beatable and good for my bankroll. i also think after loosing sometime, i get tilty and play bigger games, which is what screwed me a couple days ago.. i am going to be way more strict on myself to only play 50c games intill my bankroll is ready to take bigger hits and not be affected.
Thanks for all the tips and advice guys, truly appreciated

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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:39 PM
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why not take the end date of your challenge and the exact amount you want to win out, and turning 20 into 500 in a few months...........ummmmm..........that's like playing slot machines.........and virtually impossible to do in poker(even the best in the world would go bust), sorry again for sounding harsh. I just had to get these words in while you still have $11, I'll stop now, but please ask if you have any queries.
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Im still going to try to build it to 500$ but, i did decide to take out the date i want it finished by! thanks for the tips.. and i dont mind you commenting your thaughts and tips! if you want to share anything else feel free!
 
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Tue Oct 15, 2013, 09:36 AM
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HIya,

My first game : 802089325 im on now I will post any interesting hands and a review of my game.

First hand:

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...386_A42CA062BE

I raised utg missed the flop completely, made standard cbet, checked the turn as im not putting anymore chips in.

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...411_702303B26D

3x stole the blinds

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...439_285A9C9EC5

I 3 bet pre as this players stats were pretty active and he had stolen my blind the round before.

raised and cbet villain folded

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...503_0DE1A6F844

strange hand I think he needed to be somewhere, I called for pot odds pre and the jam just stank

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...546_BD7F1A1AF6

took the blinds with 10 10

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...563_EEE47B8EF7

no point giving chips away

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...633_19CD44C951

went set mining we are both 60+bb deep

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...660_08A18217A6

flatted from the button AQ

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...747_8E891B28AD

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...767_0D9F39FF36

3bet pre

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...780_8BBCF311C3

this was a wide play but i think im good most of the time here

http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...804_9AC508218F

gg thanks for playing


http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...821_FC7E6EFB5B

its a really wide call but I have a stack and can take chances to take it down.

I won $14.01

Last edited by chillipops; Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM.. Reason: removed text
 
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Tue Oct 15, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Hey Guys, got some wicked news
after about 10 hours of bubbling, the occasional min cash, and a ton of getting sucked out on... i finally came out with a nice score
Dear 3WadeFan,

You finished the tournament in 2nd place. A USD 24.30 award has been credited to your Real Money account


i decided to switch it up a little and play the 360 [turbo] 50c game. i played very view hands due to being very card dead... i found myself hanging on with about 5bb with 40 players left (top 36 itm) and after the money hit, i made a few nice double ups and triple ups and ended up finished 2nd after getting knock out in a 3 way all in..

I feel good knowing that after getting a lot of terrible beats my efforts finally paid off

I play on playing a lot tomorrow at 50c still mixing it up between 45/90/360 and try to find where my best game is!

Current Bankroll = 25.92$




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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 12:31 AM
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gl wade congrats

@chillipops your boom links take me to weird places click and see..i PM'ed ya in case youdidnt see ithere

rolo
 
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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3WadeFan View Post
i decided to switch it up a little and play the 360 [turbo] 50c game. i played very view hands due to being very card dead... i found myself hanging on with about 5bb with 40 players left (top 36 itm) and after the money hit, i made a few nice double ups and triple ups and ended up finished 2nd
This type of thinking is a great example of how important making the correct decisions and timing are, especially in SnG's.

I'm glad it worked.

Some players would disagree and say "only 5bb left....shove any two....min cashing isn't worth it etc", but knowing only 4 more need to bust in order to at least finish ITM and waiting for a better spot worked out.

I would have done exactly the same thing. In fact most of my top 3 finishes in MT SnG's (45man 90man and 360man), have come from me being the short stack, but once I know I'm ITM I somehow feel less pressure and land up finishing in the top 3.

I'm glad that it worked for you too, because now you have 1st hand experience on how picking your spots in SnG's can, and will, work out in your favour in the long run.

My 1st goal in any SnG I play is to finish ITM, after that my next goal is to win it.
In big field tournaments my goals are different and the big scores will come at some point, but it is the SnG's that are my "bread and butter", they build my bankroll and suit my style of play too (TAG).

Well done.
Remember there's no rush, so it was nice to see your decision on removing the end date of your challange.
 
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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Thank you, i am very happy with how i played around the bubble, especially knowing that my br was getting low and a min cash would still help it. im glad i took the date away from my challenge as it has lifted alot of pressure.

Back on my grind for the day now! wish me luck

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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 11:13 AM
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wp man take more on glgl


chillipops.



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