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#21 iggymcfly

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:01 AM

New #2 goal: Earn $20,000 in the month of January. FTR, I am f*cked up as can be right now so I'm not capable of a lot of coherent thought, but I did decide earlier last night that that would be a good number for January.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:24 AM

I wanted to hit 8k, but I took out 3k and such and now my bankroll is about 4.2-3. So technically I made my goal?My goal is to make at least 10,000 this month. Although I'm actually shooting for 10-15k profit. Going to put in lots and lots of hours.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:04 PM

Alrighty, I've officially finished the stake deal, 2 days earlier than I expected, meaning that I have a $1000 starting BR.Back to 2/4 for now, and then back to 3/6 when I get to 1500.The main goal is to get from $1000 to $13,500 (minimum) by April 30th. Unfortunately, I won't get to put in as many hands as I'd like to, due to school, but I think I could make $2000-$3000 in January, inluding rakeback, etc to get off to a good start.Gl all.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:15 PM

I'd like to be beating 10/20nl by the end of January.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:54 PM

My goal is basically just to quit donking it up. I make the right plays almost all the time, and can go on huge runs when I just play the game straight-up, but I have still never been able to supress my natural tendencies to throw out completely stupid bluffs every 50 hands or so. So my goal isn't any specific winnings goal, but rather to go through the whole month without throwing away more than $100 on bluffs. Also, my goal is to learn to play small-ball strategy so that I can get away from my traditional over-aggressive old strategy.December Goals:-Build any sort of bankroll from my $50 buy-inResults:-Would have been up to $500 if it weren't for donking it, but had to settle for only being up to $155 after throwing away over $300 on stupid bluffs, and another $50 by calling bets even when I knew that I was beat.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:31 PM

To play $1/2 NL, at the same success rate that I had at .25/50 and .50/1... To re-read HoH (both volumes... I got them back over Xmas, after lending them to a friend) and play MTTs, instead of SitNGos. Something has gone wrong with my SnG success rate - used to be over 30% after around 750 played, but it has fallen down to 21% - I used to love them but I have no real desire to play them for a while.The MTT thing is really for this whole year, not just January... I've never really played that many for some reason, but I want to take some big money cashes this year. (In my book, a big money cash would be $1,000+)Oh, and to stop over-playing mid pairs when the board comes say, A 2 5, and I am holding 88.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:40 PM

Started the year on the right foot for a change. Just took down the daily $5 Stud8 MTT at AP (125 entrants) for $171. I cash in it with some frequency but its nice to win it, since only a top 3 finish makes it worthwhile. Not too significant for my roll, but its a nice confidence builder. Yea donkaments!!!!!! :club:
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:38 PM

I put in almost 2000 hands today. With winnings and bonus, I am up almost $250.Well on my way to complete my goal!Attached File  Graph_1_1_07.jpg   70.54K   12 downloads
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:51 PM

Well, my first day of being free! (aka unstaked).Didn't play too much, since I had played like 5000 hands the two days before that, but I got in 380 hands. Made $205 in the 3/6 game on AP (160 hands), plus $10 bonus. It was the only full ring game going, aside from 1/2 (which I hate), and looked ultra juicy, which it usually is these days, so I took a semi-shot. Mixed in 2 2/4 games on Stars as well, and made a whopping $11 in 201 hands, and broke even over 19 hands at 1/2 3-handed/HU, while waiting for the waitlist.Oh, and cashed in a flipament for like $17ish...lolBR is up to $1217.26, after I donk out of the $22 MTT on Stars starting at midnight, or win it for a couple grand. ;)The next step in my robusto plan is to cash out at $1000 at $2500 to straighten up some expenses I got here in the non e-life. Hope to have that done my Jan. 15th.After that, it's gonna be like one more $1000 withdrawal to pay of the Visa, and then it'll be straight BR buildage.I <3 poker.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:56 PM

I didn't post in the December thread but I'll relay my results anyway. They sucked. I wasn't able to play much this month between having to cash out most of my roll to pay the bills and having to start a new job( because I had to cash out my roll to pay the bills). So i was left with $60, plus the $230 I got from FCP for a partial clearance of their bonus, plus a bunch of player points at various sites. With all of that I was able to work it up to $600, most of that was a $208 tourney win :D For January:Learn NL. Am going to start out at the micro limits and hope to play around 25K hands. The goal is to have a winning month don't care about what kind of winning month just a winning month(ie +$1 :club: )Play a few MTTs. Not sure if I'll be able to play that many, I only have 2 days off a week (having a job sucks) and MTTs take so long with the big fields.Learn to balance working again with playing poker. When I wasn't working getting in the hours for poker was really easy, had so much extra time. Now it seems so much harder.GL to everyone else this month

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:04 PM

View PostZach6668, on Monday, January 1st, 2007, 4:04 PM, said:

Alrighty, I've officially finished the stake deal, 2 days earlier than I expected, meaning that I have a $1000 starting BR.Back to 2/4 for now, and then back to 3/6 when I get to 1500.The main goal is to get from $1000 to $13,500 (minimum) by April 30th. Unfortunately, I won't get to put in as many hands as I'd like to, due to school, but I think I could make $2000-$3000 in January, inluding rakeback, etc to get off to a good start.Gl all.
congratulations. you'll be robusto in no time.some advice - the 1/2 game on AP is nice. i know it sucks to play it, but often its the only full-ring going, and the bonus/RB make it probably more profitable on 2/4 on stars.also, playing without bonus/RB when you're playing marginally high for your bankroll is not great, so maybe consider throwing a couple hundred on Interpoker or Sun Poker (you can get RB at Sun I believe, that clears concurrently), and playing there when there's full ring available.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:07 PM

View Postmrdannyg, on Monday, January 1st, 2007, 11:04 PM, said:

ome advice - the 1/2 game on AP is nice. i know it sucks to play it, but often its the only full-ring going, and the bonus/RB make it probably more profitable on 2/4 on stars.
Did anybody notice that AP went up to 30% rakeback on Rakebreak?I hope they bump up existing accounts from 28%.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:18 PM

View Postmrdannyg, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 12:04 AM, said:

congratulations. you'll be robusto in no time.some advice - the 1/2 game on AP is nice. i know it sucks to play it, but often its the only full-ring going, and the bonus/RB make it probably more profitable on 2/4 on stars.also, playing without bonus/RB when you're playing marginally high for your bankroll is not great, so maybe consider throwing a couple hundred on Interpoker or Sun Poker (you can get RB at Sun I believe, that clears concurrently), and playing there when there's full ring available.
2/4 is well within my BR, and I do have RB/bonus for the 3/6 on AP, if there are no 2/4 games going. I'll be at $1800 in no time to be up with industry BR standards for the 3/6 anywhere.I'm actually trying to figure out what to do to make up for the tables now that AP sucks for FR. I emailed FT support to see if they'll hook me up with RB, so we'll see about that. I imagine it will be similar to Stars in terms of gameplay and tables open, as in I can always have 4-5 tables going between FT and AP.I was also thinking about either Prima networks, or Crypto... which is better?
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:19 PM

View Postkkot, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 12:07 AM, said:

Did anybody notice that AP went up to 30% rakeback on Rakebreak?I hope they bump up existing accounts from 28%.
I noticed that too. Highly doubtful they make it retroactive.
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:44 AM

Update:So... After donking out of the $22 tourney I decided to sit again, same setup 2 2/4s on Stars and 1 3/6 on AP. Cleared about $260 more over 451 more hands.Updated totals for the day: $478 at the tables.Total Bankroll: $1477.76Fuck, I pwn.Increased my roll by almost 50% on my first day off the stake.I'm also proud to say that after 18,162 hands (14,657 at AP, and 3,505 at Stars), I run at 2.06 BB/100 from 1/2 to 3/6 (Majority [8500] at 3/6).I hope I can keep it up. I feel like I am playing great poker, and hopefully not running too hot. :club:(PS - I need a blog)
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:55 AM

View PostZach6668, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 3:44 AM, said:

Update:So... After donking out of the $22 tourney I decided to sit again, same setup 2 2/4s on Stars and 1 3/6 on AP. Cleared about $260 more over 451 more hands.Updated totals for the day: $478 at the tables.Total Bankroll: $1477.76Fuck, I pwn.Increased my roll by almost 50% on my first day off the stake.I'm also proud to say that after 18,162 hands (14,657 at AP, and 3,505 at Stars), I run at 2.06 BB/100 from 1/2 to 3/6 (Majority [8500] at 3/6).I hope I can keep it up. I feel like I am playing great poker, and hopefully not running too hot. :club:(PS - I need a blog)
Congrats. Because I'm bored and kinda curious I wonder if you'd be willing to divulge the details of the staking arrangement. Obv, I'm not asking who staked you, I'm just curious as to what the arrangement was (i.e. how much you had to payback with in what timeframe, what would have happened if you'd lost the money, etc.). Yeah, I'm really bored.
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:59 AM

View PostTheCinciKid, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 3:55 AM, said:

Congrats. Because I'm bored and kinda curious I wonder if you'd be willing to divulge the details of the staking arrangement. Obv, I'm not asking who staked you, I'm just curious as to what the arrangement was (i.e. how much you had to payback with in what timeframe, what would have happened if you'd lost the money, etc.). Yeah, I'm really bored.
I don't think it was a secret, but I don't remember, so I won't say the name yet, but it was $750 to start.The deal we made was I would finish with $1000. It was a 45/55 split, meaning I made 55% of my profit. (Usually, its 50/50) Anywho, that meant at $2568.18, I paid back $1568.18, and I kept my $1000 to do it all over again with.If I lost the money (which would have been next to impossible unless I played out of my roll [assuming I'm a winning player]), it is the staker's loss. He takes 45% profit in exchange for the risk. So yeah, he made like 1500% annual rate of return, lol.Cinci, hit me up on AIM or MSN if you want more details, or want to talk poker or whatever. I'm bored too, lol. PM me for that crap if you want.
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:04 AM

View PostZach6668, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 3:59 AM, said:

I don't think it was a secret, but I don't remember, so I won't say the name yet, but it was $750 to start.The deal we made was I would finish with $1000. It was a 45/55 split, meaning I made 55% of my profit. (Usually, its 50/50) Anywho, that meant at $2568.18, I paid back $1568.18, and I kept my $1000 to do it all over again with.If I lost the money (which would have been next to impossible unless I played out of my roll [assuming I'm a winning player]), it is the staker's loss. He takes 45% profit in exchange for the risk. So yeah, he made like 1500% annual rate of return, lol.Cinci, hit me up on AIM or MSN if you want more details, or want to talk poker or whatever. I'm bored too, lol. PM me for that crap if you want.
Heh, I'm at work....can't get on AIM or MSN right now, but I prolly would if I could. Feel free to PM me your names and I'll hit you up sometime.
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:11 AM

Pls get a blog Zach.
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:16 AM

View Posthomnig, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 4:11 AM, said:

Pls get a blog Zach.
Ok.Lol, I've tried it once or twice before but continuoulsy give up on it.I'll try another one.
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