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#1 HighwayStar

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:41 PM

I have a lot of free time over the next couple of months so I've set myself a challenge.I may not reach the end, if I start to drop a bunch of money I may end up quitting, or at least changing the nature of the challenge.I'll use this thread for daily updates. This forum could use some content.Anyway...70 days 50kOn May 27th I leave on a plane to travel to a mystical far away place (the United States of America) to stay there for a little over a month, mostly in Las Vegas for the WSOP.Between now and then (Wednesday 17th March – Tuesday 25th May) I'm going to try and make $50000.How?From Tuesday through Friday and on Sunday I will play a set schedule of MTTs, mostly on Stars, from the 11 turbo at 12:15 EST until the Nightly 70k at 21:30 EST. I will play some super turbos on Full Tilt during the week and on Sunday I will play the majors there too. I will also play a lot of $36 and $12 180 man turbos on Stars. Monday will be a day off (barring special tournaments – eg -SCOOP) and Saturday will be a day to play cash games (5/10-15/30 6max Limit Holdem).In addition to this I also plan to start doing 8-10 mile bike rides before every session, weather permitting.Why? I need to stop being lazy, get in volume and make some money. I also need to get exercising else I'm going to start putting on weight. I hope this challenge will bring some much needed structure to my days and help me get sleeping regular hours.Some other goals:Top 100 TLB in MarchTop 50 TLB in April and May.Reach 100k VPP (33.8k to start)I estimate I will invest around $50000 in 180 man buy-ins and $67000 in MTT buy-ins (including SCOOP). On top of that, I aim to play around 15000-20000 cash game hands. Schedules will be somewhat flexible and I may find myself giving up after a while if I can't stand to play another hand. The $ goal is probably more than what I can expect to make. It's just a nice round sounding number to aim for. I could find myself getting there with one score (either on a Sunday or in SCOOP). If so I will continue to do this challenge (altered), though I may take a day or two off.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Qyayqi: to get to the wsop, i'd have to win $10k+ by the end of may. so... my challenge is to get to $15k by the end of may.i'll be mostly playing 45turbos, some mttturbos, and some larger stuff on absolute where i have dusty money that i can use for shot-taking. to get there, i'll obviously have to move up the 45t buyin ladder.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Trueace13:Goals:- Make $10k by june 10th (this is actually grossing 20k before splitting w/backer)- Play strictly mtts- Do hh sessions w/ friends- Play sessions with only a few tables so I can strictly focus on those tables- Stop browsing forums and internet when grinding- Only play when I'm motivated to playReason for this:- I am sick of being depressed about my makeup- I believe that I need motivation to play more focused and not just seem like i'm clicking buttons- I really need money and I believe that I feel this is a feasible goal while also having to go to class
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:42 PM

Day 1-Wednesday 17th MarchDay 1 began promisingly. I started earlier than planned with the $8 rebuy and accumulated a huge stack. I was top 5 in chips from 200 left down to around 50 when I ran top pair into a set for a monster pot followed by KQ < AQ BB vs BTN. I wound up finishing 28th. After that things went horribly in MTTs, pretty much bricking every single one except a little over a min cash in a $22 freezeout. I can't remember getting much of a stack anywhere, I seemed to lose every all in.12 180s went well. I won the first I played then proceeded to do no better than min cash for around my next 50. To kinda of save my day, I won another later on. I played 66 in total, cashed only 7, and profited $540.36 180s went awfully, I bricked 17 straight and stone bubbled the last one to wipe out my 12 180 profit. Variance is fun.TotalsMTTBuy ins: $953.15Profit : -$817.17180sBuy ins : $1404Profit : -$69.48Overall Profit: -$948.65Total VPPS ~1020 -34400 totalPosition in Monthly TLB - 586th with 3314 points - 100th has 4433It's a shitty day when you win 2 tournaments and still come out in the red. Really shitty.Some analysis of the TLB:Based on previous months, a top score 100 is usually around 5300 points. I currently have 3314. A $12 180 win counts for 275 points and a 36 for 338 (I currently have 1 36 win and 3 12 wins this month). 20 scores in total count.If I were to win 16 more $12 180s (a reasonable possibility), and fail miserably in MTTs, I'd be up to 5400 points. I think top 100 is very achievable so long as I continue to put in a decent volume. With some MTT scores to back it up even higher may be possible.Today was a nasty start. To start off so well then to go about 10 hours with only 1 success of any note was tough. Stone bubbling the last 36 180 to go 0/17 in those was the toughest part. However, I remained calm and resolute for most of the day, only feeling slightly tilty for a couple of very short periods. I am still positive for the rest of the challenge and will feel fresh and ready to fight a new day tomorrow. On a positive note I got over $10k total $12 180 profit life time (only to dip back under slightly to end the day). Time to watch a movie and drift off to sleep.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:45 PM

ON AN EVEN BETTER NOTE I JUST GOT MY CHAT REINSTATED AFTER A MONTH LONG BAN.**** YOU LURBZ
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:45 PM

GL. Please don't go crazy in the process :club:Posted Image

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:52 PM

Just for the record theres like a 30% chance I quit after Sunday.and a 50% chance I don't make it out of March.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

I am going to go for 70 days -50k. If I lose less than that it will be a success.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

GL Phil. Show me how it's done.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:31 AM

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:00 AM

Here is yesterday in it's entirety on Stars.Posted Image[x] +ROII should have quit at game 1.Decided to to go for a 30 minute run instead of cycling.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:15 AM

I'm gonna do something like this, I will set it up as well
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:18 AM

View PostTrueAce13, on Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 4:15 PM, said:

I'm gonna do something like this, I will set it up as well
I might believe you after you get more than 3 hours into the first day without tilt unregging.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:26 AM

first tilt unregged day for in a long time was sunday!
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:55 AM

Gonna try to update this post every couple of hours today and I'll try to find interesting hands. Day 2 - Thursday 18th March.5pm :Already busted about 16 180 mans without seeing even a bubble. This kind of run is standard for these things but it's never nice to start out like this. I have some decent potential in a couple running now. I late regged the 8R about 2 hours 30 and have about 25 BBs nearing the bubble. Nothing else of note, a bunch of MTTs start in the next couple of hours. so should get more interest then.It must be nice to be this guy!Posted ImageFeral Cow PokerPokerStars No-Limit Hold'em ($20+$2) t50/t100 - 9 playersBB: t2,495 UTG: t3,195 UTG+1: t2,480 (Hero)MP: t1,883 MP2: t4,448 HJ: t3,450 CO: t2,635 Button: t8,250 SB: t4,084 Preflop: (t150) Hero is UTG+1 with Posted Image Posted Image (9 players)UTG folds, Hero raises to t250, MP calls t250, MP2 folds, HJ calls t250, CO folds, Button raises to t999, 2 folds, Hero raises to t2480 and is all-in, MP calls t1633 and is all-in, HJ folds, Button calls t1481Flop: (t7,243) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (3 players)Turn: (t7,243) Posted Image (3 players)River: (t7,243) Posted Image (3 players)Hero showed Posted Image Posted Image, and won (597) with high card AceMP showed Posted Image Posted Image, and won (6049) with a straight, Seven to JackButton showed Posted Image Posted Image, and won (597) with high card AceHero won t597MP won t6049Button won t597edit - gah bubbled 8R, Set < flush draw.5:21: Just gotta post this epic coinflipshakes 2000: posts small blind 600moyahuaz69: posts big blind 1200*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to Blue Baboon [7d 2h]lottosue: folds Lulach: raises 3600 to 4800osskid13: folds YUD1006: raises 30904 to 35704 and is all-inBlue Baboon: folds shakes 2000: folds moyahuaz69: folds Lulach: calls 12750 and is all-inUncalled bet (18154) returned to YUD1006*** FLOP *** [5c 5s 3s]*** TURN *** [5c 5s 3s] [2s]*** RIVER *** [5c 5s 3s 2s] [4s]YUD1006 said, "hahaha"*** SHOW DOWN ***Lulach: shows [As Qs] (a straight flush, Ace to Five)YUD1006: shows [3h 3c] (a full house, Threes full of Fives)YUD1006 said, "hahaha"Lulach collected 37775 from potYUD1006 said, "hahah"wow - 5 hands later..Lulach: posts small blind 800YUD1006: posts big blind 1600*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to Blue Baboon [6d 7c]Blue Baboon: folds moyahuaz69: folds lottosue: raises 15153 to 16753 and is all-inLulach: folds YUD1006: calls 15153*** FLOP *** [9h Jc 8s]*** TURN *** [9h Jc 8s] [Jd]*** RIVER *** [9h Jc 8s Jd] [Ks]*** SHOW DOWN ***YUD1006: shows [Jh Kh] (a full house, Jacks full of Kings)lottosue: shows [9d 9c] (a full house, Nines full of Jacks)YUD1006 collected 35056 from pot7pm7th in a 36 180.floradorp87: posts big blind 2000*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to Blue Baboon [Ks Kd]Dok2920: folds Blue Baboon: raises 13605 to 15605 and is all-indjb-50: folds lectriclips: calls 15605Andy Dvin: folds celtsbos34: folds floradorp87: folds *** FLOP *** [7h Jh Ah]*** TURN *** [7h Jh Ah] [5s]*** RIVER *** [7h Jh Ah 5s] [Qd]*** SHOW DOWN ***Blue Baboon: shows [Ks Kd] (a pair of Kings)lectriclips: shows [Kc Tc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)lectriclips collected 35610 from potfunat least I broke the streak. Doing OK in the 109gpfirenor: posts big blind 300*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to Blue Baboon [9c 8h]RamAndSpice: folds athossp: folds CrppleCreek: folds Blue Baboon: raises 420 to 720Palau777: calls 720welshwizard9: folds The Jaxtar: folds nilsef: calls 570gpfirenor: folds *** FLOP *** [7s 3h Jd]nilsef: checks Blue Baboon: checks Palau777: checks *** TURN *** [7s 3h Jd] [Tc]nilsef: bets 2369Blue Baboon: calls 2369Palau777: calls 2367 and is all-in*** RIVER *** [7s 3h Jd Tc] [2s]nilsef: bets 5555Blue Baboon: calls 5491 and is all-inUncalled bet (64) returned to nilsef*** SHOW DOWN ***nilsef: shows [Js Qs] (a pair of Jacks)Blue Baboon: shows [9c 8h] (a straight, Seven to Jack)Blue Baboon collected 10986 from side potPalau777: shows [3s 3c] (three of a kind, Threes)Blue Baboon collected 9786 from main pot9pmRunning like garbage everywhere except the $109 where I'm about 19/31. Taking a break from 180s for an hour or two, overstretched myself a little these last few hoursfdsafdsafasfsafdsaoifksdaofkasop25th or something in 109.THUGer: posts big blind 2000*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to Blue Baboon [Ac As]Aleseed: folds pimenta7: folds gpfirenor: raises 2000 to 4000IG0tDibs: folds Marx_K: folds backmanslivs: folds Blue Baboon: raises 18754 to 22754 and is all-inAlexie1980: calls 20899 and is all-inTHUGer: folds gpfirenor: folds Uncalled bet (855) returned to Blue Baboon*** FLOP *** [3h 6s 7c]*** TURN *** [3h 6s 7c] [5s]*** RIVER *** [3h 6s 7c 5s] [9s]*** SHOW DOWN ***Alexie1980: shows [6d 6h] (three of a kind, Sixes)Blue Baboon: shows [Ac As] (a pair of Aces)Alexie1980 collected 51598 from pot
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

@ Spydur, I see your chat, sadly my chat is still banned= I'm not sure why. Thanks for support.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:22 PM

Please win this 180 haha. And yeah I seriously puked when I watched the AA < 66 hand.Also, good luck with your challenge!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:36 PM

From 18 down I lost about 80% of all ins in that 180, no hope of winning. I think I shoved 10 pots in a row on the FT bubble and took down 9 uncontested.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:38 PM

View PostHighwayStar, on Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 1:36 PM, said:

From 18 down I lost about 80% of all ins in that 180, no hope of winning. I think I shoved 10 pots in a row on the FT bubble and took down 9 uncontested.
Sigh, GG though. I need to learn how to run these 180 turbos. I keep getting 3 outted :club: Haha. As long as we're getting it in good I guess.And nice hold on that AA just now.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:41 PM

View Postspydur86, on Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 9:38 PM, said:

Sigh, GG though. I need to learn how to run these 180 turbos. I keep getting 3 outted :club: Haha. As long as we're getting it in good I guess.And nice hold on that AA just now.
Yea 180s are the greatest things ever once you learn to play. High variance but decent ROIs are sustainable.$36s are the devil though.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:50 PM

Board [5d 3s 6h Jc 4d]Seat 1: Andras1001 (button) showed [2c 5s] and won (3170) with a straight, Deuce to SixSeat 2: vodky81 (small blind) folded before FlopSeat 3: ger4675 (big blind) folded on the FlopSeat 4: Mauro R795 folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 5: slayer396 folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 6: sacAs@Ks folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 7: spydur86 showed [Tc Td] and lost with a pair of TensSeat 8: fmoreira_cat folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 9: mooieboxer folded on the FlopFirst hand. 4x Pre, Bet the flop, he shoved, I called. That's what my 180's generally amount to haha.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:52 PM

This was almost a fun misclick.Scarer: posts big blind 40*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to Blue Baboon [4h 6c]TranSylvanie: raises 1930 to 1970 and is all-inBlue Baboon: calls 1970dejwiz: folds grandlemu: folds Snitztheone: folds flapps33: folds hakmon999: folds bedias: raises 250 to 2220 and is all-inScarer: folds Blue Baboon: calls 250*** FLOP *** [Jc Tc 3s]*** TURN *** [Jc Tc 3s] [Ac]*** RIVER *** [Jc Tc 3s Ac] [9h]*** SHOW DOWN ***bedias: shows [Qh Qs] (a pair of Queens)Blue Baboon: shows [4h 6c] (high card Ace)bedias collected 500 from side potTranSylvanie: shows [Kh Ad] (a pair of Aces)TranSylvanie collected 5950 from main pot
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