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#1 TheDonk1989

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:31 PM

I've done it! I'm at $1,000! Attached is a picture of my cashier.I wouldn't call this a challenge because it's my bankroll and im trying to grind it up. About a month ago I deposited $50 on Pokerstars and as of right now it's at $128.41. I've been playing 4 tables of .02/.05 NL, buy in for $5 for about 2 hours a day. Once I have 10% of my bankroll in play I leave that table and switch to another. I dont do much/any tournaments. When I get 70 FPP I use those and enter a 10 player satelite to the 200k guarentee. I've played 3 of those so far and ive took 2nd, 2nd, 1st. I just cashed out my T$. I need 290 more FPP and I get a $50 bonus. So it's looking pretty good so far. When I get $150 I'm going to up my stakes to .05/.10. Until then 5nl I go! I'll try to update you as I go.Update: Sorry I havent been paying much attention to this, I will now continue with it. Let me catch you up.I've jumped stakes to .05/.10 because I've hit $150, 6 tables. I've found that I can make great profit at 6 tables.Because I cant post my number of hands, I didnt record them, I will just continue it at my current bankroll.I just had a big session, $16 in about 1 hour of playing.**Old news is italicizedLook below for updatesThe BOLD number below is my current bankrollRing Game Results.05/.10+$6.80+$0.80 (Was up $5 on the session, then my KK ran into AA preflop.)-$3.65 (My aces got cracked twice, played them cautiously too. I lost minimum)-$9.31 (Running really badly lately...)-$1.85 -$2.60-$6.95+$4.55+$3.45-$6.45+$5.65+$17.20-$7.64+$5.61+$12.90-$17.60+$7.80+$6.35-$5.40+$12.90-$5.00+$9.15+$16.45+$6.90-$6.60+$6.20+$15.95-$2.80-$13.70+$5.25+$3.65+$5.80-$9.70+$8.55+$3.80-$12.20+$4.40-$5.41=============$337.28 +$15.57= $352.85.02/.05-$3.50+$5.71+$5.85+$10.29+$4.86+$5.65+$12.94-$4.40+$2.95+$4.78+$12.45-$1.17+$50 bonus=============.10/.25+$1.90=============TournamentsBuy in- Number of Players- Result$5 Double or Nothing- 10- +$4.60$5 Double or Nothing- 10- +$4.60$3 Single Table- 9- +$7.60$2 MTT- 90 - -$2.20$5 Double or Nothing- 10- +$4.60$5 Double or Nothing- 10- +$4.60$5 Double or Nothing- 10- -$5.40$3 Single Table- 9- +$4.70$5 Single Table- 9- +$8.00$1 MTT- 18- +$6.00$1 MTT- 45- +$3.80$1 MTT- 2000+- -$1.10$1 MTT- 2000+- -$1.10+$2.52 <<<To update bankroll$2.20 MTT- 2700- -$2.20$2.75 MTT-5000- -$2.75$1.20- 2-7 NL Single Draw- 7 - +$1.25$2.20-MTT-2000-+$1.50$2.75-MTT-6000-+$3.33$5.50-MTT-20000--$5.504x $3.30 ST- 9--$13.20$11-MTT-1200--$11.00$2-HU NLHE-2- +$1.80$2-HU NLHE-2- +$1.80$2-HU NLHE-2- +$1.80$2-HU NLHE-2- +$1.80$5-SNG-9-+$8.00$5-MTT-4000-+$24.522x $5-SNG-9--$11.00$5-SNG-9-+$3.50$5-SNG-9-+$3.50$2-HU NLHE-2- +$1.805x $5-SNG-9--$27.50$5-SNG-9-+$17.002x $5-SNG-9--$11.00$3-SNG-9--$3.402x $5-SNG-9--$11.00==============$15.57

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:41 PM

Good Luck. Avoid Tilt because it can be a real killer when you are tryng to grind. Also, stay patient and try not to get bored.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:23 PM

View PostTheDonk1989, on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009, 4:31 PM, said:

I wouldn't call this a challenge because it's my bankroll and im trying to grind it up. About a month ago I deposited $50 on Pokerstars and as of right now it's at $128.41. I've been playing 4 tables of .02/.05 NL, buy in for $5 for about 2 hours a day. Once I have 10% of my bankroll in play I leave that table and switch to another. I dont do much/any tournaments. When I get 70 FPP I use those and enter a 10 player satelite to the 200k guarentee. I've played 3 of those so far and ive took 2nd, 2nd, 1st. I just cashed out my T$. I need 290 more FPP and I get a $50 bonus. So it's looking pretty good so far. When I get $200 I'm going to up my stakes to .05/.10. Until then 5nl I go! I'll try to update you as I go.Hands Played- Results.02/.05- -=============$128.41
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:28 PM

Good luck. I started out similarly. Don't give in to temptation or the urgings of others to jump stakes!
Snamuh raises to $76.75, and is all in
BigKamp: yyou lose
BigKamp has 15 seconds left to act
BigKamp calls $24.50, and is all in
Seat 1: BigKamp (small blind) mucked [Ad Ac] - a full house, Aces full of Kings
Seat 2: Snamuh (big blind) showed [Kd Kh] and won ($102.50) with four of a kind, Kings
Snamuh: you lose

#6 TheDonk1989

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:34 PM

UPDATE:Bankroll is at $176.76Points to go for $50 bonus: 231I've been playing great poker lately. Havent been sucked out too bad recently.Havent tilted too badly either. I've made $48.35 since I originally posted this.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:17 AM

View PostSnamuh, on Saturday, February 14th, 2009, 10:28 PM, said:

Good luck. I started out similarly. Don't give in to temptation or the urgings of others to jump stakes!
QFTGood luck! I approve of your approach :club:
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#8 TheDonk1989

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 09:55 AM

I dont feel very good today, I played for about an hour and posted the session.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

I recently put in $20, was up to $35 yesterday, but majorly failed today and slipped so much...trying to grind my way back up now.Gl mate, i reckon you'll make the $1,000 easily!:club: :ts
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:35 PM

Played for about half an hour today, was up $5 but right before I left the session KK ran into AA... I hate that.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:00 PM

View PostTheDonk1989, on Monday, February 16th, 2009, 7:35 PM, said:

Played for about half an hour today, was up $5 but right before I left the session KK ran into AA... I hate that.
Dude I totally know what you are talking about. You know when you click ''sit out next hand'' then you have your LAST hand and you find out a nice A-K suited , K-K, Q-Q ... Then you raise and a player reraise you. Then the flop is total garbage and you end up losing what you worked on for the past hours...Worst than being stabbed in the back or similar.. :club: One advice, get over it real quick before it start smelling like TILT because thats your real enemy.PeAcE !
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:23 PM

I know what you mean lol. I hate it.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:27 PM

Been playing a few tournaments lately, and finding success with them. I've cashed in everyone one so far.
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 03:35 AM

TheDonk how are you finding this challenge ? I will follow your progress. May I offer some advice.. If your a good tournament player its worth sticking to imo.For a small percentage of your Bankroll you could hit a big final table win.Ive found the low stakes 6max cash tables very tight,and more bad players in tournaments recently.How are the cash tables these days? Ive done $50 to $1000 about 10 times from no deposit websites.But i just feel the players are getting better.NL holdem is all about finding bad players and trying to have low variance!Goodluck with your challenge your do it.
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:50 AM

I've been pretty card dead recently. I'll raise, get a caller, completely miss the flop and put in a continuation bet and they will call. I'll just play it passively after they call. Played for about a half hour and lost about $3 just now. I'm gonna try another $3 9 player
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:54 PM

So, what is going on now where are you up to ? any noticable progress ? keep updating! :club:
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:53 PM

I've been playing more tournaments lately. I try to do 1 tournament everyday on the weekdays and I'll do a few hours of .05/.10 on the weekends.I update it after every tournament. I've cashed 4 straight. I'm in a $1 2k player today. Don't feel like risking much right now.Observe me if you like, I'll chat with you.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:54 PM

If you look at the original post you'll see that I have a cash game total and a tournament total. The number in bold is my current bankroll.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:06 AM

I plan on playing some more MTT's today and probably some 10nl
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

.05/.10 hasn't been as good as .02/.05 to me. I find that players are MUCH worse than players at 5nl. I like bad players, dont get me wrong, but when you have 5 callers and you have AA or KK or AKs your profit goes WAAAAY down.I've been playing 6 tables of 10nl and this is pretty much how i've been running:I'll have like AKs or AQs and I'll raise 4x, and if theres a few limpers ill make it 5x. I'll get 2-3 callers and COMPLETELY miss.I'll throw a continuation bet of half pot and they will call me with any draw or any pair. I dont always make a continuation bet when I miss but I rarely hit the flop and losing .40 or .50 here and there has started to take a toll on my bankroll. I'll try again tomorrow and hopefully I can hit a flop with AK or AQ.
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