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#1 waldo

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:49 PM

I was wondering if you could give some sort of timeline of your progression through the limits of poker, from your $10/$20 back in canada up to your $4000/$8000.Thanks

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 05:36 AM

Approximate of course:4 years 10-208 months 20-404 months 40-802 years 100-2003 years 200-400/400-8001 year 1000-20006 months 2000-40006 months 4000-8000
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 10:51 AM

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Approximate of course:4 years 10-208 months 20-404 months 40-802 years 100-2003 years 200-400/400-8001 year 1000-20006 months 2000-40006 months 4000-8000
Thanks, this is one of the most useful pieces of information you have ever posted. Wow, you started at 10/20. That's huge for most of us here. I've been really struggling with the jump from 5/10 to 10/20.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 05:38 PM

Well I actually started out playing $1-$5 in house games and that went on forabout 8 months also...
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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:36 PM

What kind of tournaments were you playing along with these limit progressions?Can you talk a little bit about the 3 years you played 200/400 and 400/800? I heard that Phil Ivey had a big problem with getting comfortable at 400/800. I was wondering if you had trouble with that jump too.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 12:04 AM

ddudley said:

DanielNegreanu said:

Approximate of course:4 years 10-208 months 20-404 months 40-802 years 100-2003 years 200-400/400-8001 year 1000-20006 months 2000-40006 months 4000-8000
Thanks, this is one of the most useful pieces of information you have ever posted. Wow, you started at 10/20. That's huge for most of us here. I've been really struggling with the jump from 5/10 to 10/20.
Hehehe. Im still playing 2/5 at the casino, but Im a broke university student, so I have an excuse. A good night for me is $500. A good night for Daniel is $500,000.

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 12:40 AM

Daniel, what factors made you decide to move up. What did your roll look like when you decided to make a jump. Were you playing fully rolled or did you short roll it. How did you know it was the right time to move up, especially considering a year after you made the jump from 10-20 to 20-40 you were playing high stakes limit(100-200). What makes a good 20-40 player different from a good 100-200 player and the difference between a 100-200 player from a 300-600 or higher player
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 08:54 PM

Daniel, if you actually answer all of these questions, you are the man. But I have a much more personally pertinent one: would you ever consider playing the micro games online, you know, just for the hell of it? 8)

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 10:09 AM

Daniel any reason why you spent 4 years at 10-20 and seemed to zoom through other levels. I'm guessing your skill level grew and maybe tourney wins?

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:21 PM

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Daniel any reason why you spent 4 years at 10-20 and seemed to zoom through other levels. I'm guessing your skill level grew and maybe tourney wins?
I not sure but I believe that's when he lived in Toronto and that was the highest game available.
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:32 PM

DanielNegreanu said:

Approximate of course:4 years 10-208 months 20-404 months 40-802 years 100-2003 years 200-400/400-8001 year 1000-20006 months 2000-40006 months 4000-8000
what about the times (if there were any) that you had to step back a level? For example, lets say you played 1000-2000 for your year, jumped up, got smoked, so you had to go back a level (or maybe even more). Does/did that ever happen? :wink:

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 09:48 AM

ddudley said:

Wow, you started at 10/20. That's huge for most of us here. I've been really struggling with the jump from 5/10 to 10/20.
You have to understand that this was when the canadian dollar was worth approximately 11 cents, so it was really about $1/2 us!-adam

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 02:24 PM

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You have to understand that this was when the canadian dollar was worth approximately 11 cents, so it was really about $1/2 us!-adam
OK, maybe I'm dense, but are you serious or joking here? I don't know much about exchange rates but I thought the canadian dollar has always been worth 0.8 to 0.9 US dollars.
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 04:51 PM

It's a joke.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:36 PM

Yeah, the exchange rate is a lot lower than it was, but he's still being pretty sarcastic.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:35 PM

Is there any reason why you didnt play 2/3 blind structures?

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:07 PM

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Approximate of course:4 years 10-208 months 20-404 months 40-802 years 100-2003 years 200-400/400-8001 year 1000-20006 months 2000-40006 months 4000-8000
are all of these limit games?what percentage do you play of each (limit/nl) as far as cash games?do any pros stick closely to no limit?

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:14 AM

Yes they are all limit games

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:26 AM

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Yes they are all limit games
Well, I think the higher limits are mixed games, with limit and no limit (and pot limit, which now feels unloved because it only gets the parenthesees).

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:10 PM

If you live in Toronto (as DN did during the 10/20 years) the biggest "legal" game you can play on a day in day out basis is 10/20. When you move to Vegas (or AC) you have so many limit options you can progress faster, and (although the pros and semi-pros are all over the place) there is more dead money in the pockets of spend happy tourists. I think DN has alluded to the fact that the 10/20 game he was playing in befor he moved south was a very tough game to beat.




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