My BR has been ground up from \$0 to \$50. I am treating my self to a shot at bigger stakes. The deal is this:
I will start with a \$3.00 BR (2 shots.) I will play Fifthy50s as long as my BR stays above \$50. Hopefully this challenge lasts more than a few hours!:lol: Goal: Profit & 20 VPPs.

#1....\$3.00 - 1.50 + 2.87 = \$4.37
#2....\$4.37 - 1.50 + 1.84 = \$4.71
#3....\$4.71 - 1.50 + 2.20 = \$5.41
#4....\$5.41 - 1.50 + 2.63 = \$6.54
#5....\$6.54 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$5.04
#6....\$5.04 - 1.50 + 3.23 = \$6.77
#7....\$6.77 - 1.50 + 2.82 = \$8.09
#8....\$8.09 - 1.50 + 4.73 = \$11.32
#9..\$11.32 - 1.50 + 2.10 = \$11.92
10..\$11.92 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$10.42
11..\$10.42 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$08.92
12..\$08.92 - 1.50 + 3.37 = \$10.79 (PL Omaha misclick lol)
13..\$10.79 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$09.29
14..\$09.29 - 1.50 + 1.78 = \$09.57
15..\$09.57 - 1.50 + 2.32 = \$10.39
16..\$10.39 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$08.89 (harsh variance):
17..\$08.89 - 1.50 + 2.91 = \$10.30
18..\$10.30 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$08.80
19..\$08.80 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$07.30                ITM: 16/25   64%
20..\$07.30 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$06.80
21..\$06.80 - 1.50 + 2.94 = \$07.24                ROI: 18.11%
22..\$07.24 - 1.50 + 3.41 = \$09.15
23..\$09.15 - 1.50 + 1.82 = \$09.47                PROFIT: +\$6.79
24..\$09.47 - 1.50 + 3.32 = \$11.29
25..\$11.29 - 1.50 + 0.00 = \$09.79                 VPP: 20.75

This is a very small sample size, but these results fall in line with my expectations and predictions posted in the forum. 8)

Games 10-20 have were bad. Lost with AK 7 times, QQ twice, JJ, 10 10; the premium hole cards did more harm then good. Also could not win with AQs or AJs; they kept running into monsters like K2o, Q4s, and J9o.  I do not think I would grind these games regularly unless I had 100 buy-ins. If I ever learn to understand Kelly Criterion, I bet therein is the answer to why PokerStars buy-ins jump from 25c to \$1.50, with only a hand full of high variance games in between.

Game #22 finally broke the curse of the big slick.:wink:

Two good things about this challenge is that I will finally be able to view the +20 VPP videos in the library, and I have the opportunity to win a few more pennies in the Open Skill league next month as well.

However, I  would perfer to have a larger bankroll to be playing these regularly. Losing five games is more than 10% of my bankroll. At 0.83 VPPs rewarded per \$1.50 entry, it takes 25 of these a month to make a 20 VPP goal. Think a good strategy for safer bankroll management for my level is to mostly grind 25c games and top off my 20 VPP goal with these riskier games.